This week’s calendar
Clean the Parks Day; Monument Market; Carytown Farmer’s Market; Flight Night @ Secco; Food trucks at First Baptist Church; Third Monday Wine Dinner @ Barrel Thief; Byrd Market (Oregon Hill); Cinematheque @ Grace Street Theater; Food trucks at the Visual Arts Center; Museum District Woman’s Club; Tango after work @VMFA; Wheeler/Janke at Chop Suey; Chihuly at VMFA; Oregon Hill Walking Tour; MORE…
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Clean the Parks Day
Sat Oct 13
From the Fan District Association: “Block off your calendar for that morning. It’s shaping up to be a really good cleanup day.”
Sat Oct 13 3:30 pm
A weekly Farmer’s Market at the corner of Monument Avenue & North Robinson Street. Saturdays, 8AM-noon. May through August.
Carytown Farmer’s Market
Sun Oct 14 10:00 am
Every Sunday at 3300 West Cary Street in the Carytown Cleaners parking lot. The Carytown Farmers Market, a small scale producer only market, was created to give local farmers, producers of goods, and consumers the opportunity to deal directly with each other, rather than through third parties.
Flight Night @ Secco
Mon Oct 15 2:00 pm
Trying new things is like hitting the refresh button on our existence: it delivers us from complacency, engages our senses and forces us to question our tastes, values and, in turn, our very nature. Yet, more often than not, most of us will opt for the familiar over the unknown. Every Monday.
Food trucks at First Baptist Church
Mon Oct 15 6:00 pm
Monday 6-9PM at First Baptist Church / 2709 Monument Avenue
Third Monday Wine Dinner @ Barrel Thief
Mon Oct 15 7:00 pm
Chef Sam Hall’s three course dinner with Sommelier Booth Hardy’s wine pairings for $28. This month we welcome Matias Mayol of Familia Mayol in Mendoza, Argentina. Barrel Thief / 5805 Patterson Ave
Byrd Market (Oregon Hill)
Tue Oct 16 3:30 pm
William Byrd Community House, 224 South Cherry Street
May 1 through October
Cinematheque @ Grace Street Theater
Tue Oct 16 7:00 pm
Free weekly movie series at Grace Street Theater: “We’ve lined up some stunning contemporary independent and foreign films this season: several Cannes selections, one directed by the cousin of Lars Von Trier (Melancholia, Antichrist) – Joachim Trier, and one by our very own VCUarts Cinema program director, Rob Tregenza.
We are really really really excited about being granted access to these films, and so excited to see them on the big screen. Please come and invite your friends!” http://fanofthefan.com/2012/07/cinematheque-returns-to-grace-street-theater/
Food trucks at the Visual Arts Center
Wed Oct 17 5:00 pm
Every Wednesday, and 1st and 4th Fridays at Vis Arts
Museum District Woman’s Club
Wed Oct 17 7:30 pm
The Museum District Woman’s Club of Richmond, Virgina exists to encourage friendship within our neighborhood, provide civic and social welfare to the community, and elevate the cultural and intellectual pursuits of members in the interest of a higher standard of citizenship. We meet each month on the third Wednesday at 7:30 (with the exception of December 2011 – second Wednesday instead). http://mdwc.wordpress.com
Tango after work @VMFA
Fri Oct 19 6:00 pm
Join in the fun and exotic beauty of the tango with Richmond’s tango community, while enjoying the food and social atmosphere in Best Café. You can also take advantage of half-price beverages as part of Friday Art & Wine. EVERY 3rd FRI
Wheeler/Janke at Chop Suey
Fri Oct 19 6:00 pm
Travelling poets Betsy Wheeler and Christopher Janke read in out upstairs gallery. Free and open to the public.
Chihuly at VMFA
Sat Oct 20 6:00 pm
Chihuly at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, a major exhibition of work by internationally renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly, opens October 20, 2012: “Chihuly’s art remains at the cutting edge of the technical and virtuoso possibilities of glass as a medium, and this exhibition will include many iconic works for which Chihuly is known — Ikebana, Mille Fiori, Chandeliers, Tabac Baskets, Venetians, Boats, Persian Ceiling — as well as site-specific installations, taking advantage of our soaring Atrium and reflecting pools. ”
Oregon Hill Walking Tour
Sun Oct 21 2:00 pm
Settled by Irish and Welsh ironworkers in the 1840’s, Oregon Hill is one of the oldest intact neighborhoods in Richmond and continues to thrive as a tight-knit, working class neighborhood. Includes a visit to St. Andrew’s Church and School
$10 per person / $5 for History Center Members. Walk-ups welcome. Cash or check, or purchase online. Meet at Laurel and Idlewild Streets.