Saint Anthony Maronite Catholic Church to host conference, religious concert

October 21 2016 - Lebanon’s St. Rafka’s Choir to perform Oct. 22, Times vary, Free
Sister Marana Saad will present a conference Oct. 21 on the “Challenges of the Christians in the Middle East” at Saint Anthony Maronite Catholic Church, 4611 Sadler Rd. On Oct. 22, Lebanon’s St. Rafka’s Choir, under the direction of Sister Marana Saad, will present a religious concert at 6 p.m. The concert will be in Arabic, Syriac and English. Admission is free and open to the public. For details, call 270-7234 or visit

48th annual Richmond Oktoberfest planned at RIR Complex Oct. 21-22

October 21 2016 - Enjoy genuine Oktoberfest entertainment, music, dancing, beer and cuisine, Hours vary, $12 to $15
The 48th annual Richmond Oktoberfest will take place from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. Oct. 21 and from 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. Oct. 22 in the Old Dominion Building at the Richmond International Raceway Complex. Enjoy genuine Oktoberfest entertainment, including traditional and modern German and American dance music, Bavarian folk dancing by the SGTEV Hirschjäger dancers, beer stein hoisting contests each night for both men and women and more. Admission is $12 in advance and $15 at the door, $12 for seniors 65+ and $12 for military; children 15 and under are free. For details, visit

Three-Penny Theatre to present “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” Oct. 21-29

October 21 2016 - The Gayton Kirk, Times vary, "Pay what you want" ticket prices
Three-Penny Theatre will debut the new play “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” Oct. 21-29 at the Gayton Kirk. Before the 90s Disney movie, Quasimodo, the hunchback of Notre Dame, was part of the pantheon of classic monsters. This production is based on the original novel by Victor Hugo and the play is recommended for ages 10 and above. Show times are 7 p.m. Oct. 21 and 28 and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 22 and 29. Ticket prices are “pay what you want.” For details, visit

Enjoy a musical tribute to the legendary Patsy Cline at CACGA

October 21 2016 - , 7 pm, $15, $20
Enjoy a musical tribute to the legendary Patsy Cline featuring Debra Wagoner with pianist Anthony Smith at 7 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. The concert is part of CACGA’s 2nd Stage series which highlights a different musical genre on the first Friday of each month. Dinner and beverages will also be available for purchase. Tickets are $15 to $20. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit

Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre to perform at The Tin Pan

October 22 2016 - His latest album is "Back to Steel", 8 p.m., $45 to $50
Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre will perform at 8 p.m. at The Tin Pan, 8982 Quioccasin Rd. For 43 years, Barre was the renowned guitarist of Jethro Tull. For the past five years he has toured the world with his own band to play the "classic" music from the Jethro Tull catalogue, and also many new tracks written by Barre from his albums “Away with Words” and “Order of Play” plus his latest album, “Back to Steel.” Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 at the door. For details, call 447-8189 or visit

Henrico Theatre to show “Open Season Scared Silly” (rated PG)

October 22 2016 - , 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., $1
The film “Open Season Scared Silly” (rated PG) will play at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the door. For details, call 328-4491.

American Legion Post 233 in Varina to host Trunk or Treat for kids

October 22 2016 - , 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Free
American Legion Post 233 in Varina will host Trunk or Treat from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Decorated “trunks” will be giving out candy to kids and there will be hot dogs, chips and drinks (free for kids under age 12 and $1 each to ages 13 and older). There will also be costume contests. Post 233 is located at 8088 Recreation Rd. For details, call 795-9032.

Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games planned Oct. 22-23 at RIR

October 22 2016 - Competitions, vendor village, authentic Celtic cuisine, whiskey tastings and more, 9 a.m.,
The Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 22 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 23 at Richmond International Raceway. Competitions include fiddle, harp, highland dance, piping, drumming and Gaelic song, as well as heavy athletics and hurling. The Vendor Village will be selling jewelry, traditional Celtic food, pottery and kilts. Whisky tastings (additional fee) includes instruction and an interactive session on the proper way to nose and taste single malt Scotch whisky. Proceeds benefit the Cullather Brain Tumor & Quality of Life Center and RIR Cares. For tickets and details, visit

The Acrobats of Cirque-tacular to perform at Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen

October 22 2016 - , 7 p.m., $35
The Acrobats of Cirque-tacular will perform at 7 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Acrobats of Cirque-tacular is a heart-stopping, mind-boggling display of artistry and athleticism that brings the wow factor and star quality of the circus tent, concert hall and Broadway stage into one performance. Tickets are $35. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit

University of Richmond’s 18th annual Trick or Treat Street returns

October 23 2016 - Moon bounce, petting zoo, face painting, costume contests, food trucks and more, 11 a.m., Free
The University of Richmond’s 18th annual Trick or Treat Street will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Trick or Treat Street offers children the thrill of trick-or-treating in a safe environment. There will be a moon bounce, petting zoo, face painting, costume contests, food trucks and more. Admission is free with a non-perishable food donation to FeedMore. For details, visit

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Reynolds CC to host sculptor Paul DiPasquale

Reynolds Community College will host Richmond sculptor Paul DiPasquale Sept. 28 as he shares his presentation “Art Talk, Why Art Matters” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Conference Center Gallery of the Workforce Development and Conference Center on the Parham Road Campus, located at 1651 E. Parham Road in Richmond. This event is free and open to the public. > Read more.

Free children’s clothing for those in need

The Children's Clothing Closet at Highland Springs United Methodist Church will be open Saturday, Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 to provide free new or nearly new children's clothing for families in need, prior to the start of the school year. The Clothing Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to noon both days. The church is located at 22 North Holly Avenue. > Read more.

Weekend Top 10

Beautiful fall weather is back this weekend! Don’t leave your favorite pooch at home – take the whole family to Canine Companions’ DogFest Walk ‘n Roll at West Broad Village or FETCH a Cure’s annual Mutt Strutt at Deep Run Park. Pets are also welcome at this weekend’s Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games. Halloween events taking place Sunday include the University of Richmond’s 18th annual Trick or Treat Street and Goblins and Gourds at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.


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