Richmond Folk Festival at Brown’s Island and Tredegar
October 7-9

I am very tempted to end the list here. This is hands down the best festival in Richmond and arguably Virginia. Three days of free music (be sure to donate to keep it free), cultural events, beer and food. I’ll be there for every hour and I think you should be too. I even helpfully created a Top 5 must-see acts.

The Richmond Folk Festival will return in the fall, live and in person, to celebrate its 18th anniversary on the weekend of October 7-9, 2022. The festival has grown to be one of Virginia’s largest, attracting fans each year on the riverfront of downtown Richmond to celebrate the roots, richness and variety of American culture through music, dance, traditional crafts, storytelling and food. With six stages and featuring the music and dance of over 30 artists from across the country and around the world, the Richmond Folk Festival promises, as always, to return with a culturally diverse and impressive programme.

The free three-day event is presented by Venture Richmond Events, in partnership with the National Council for Traditional Arts (NCTA), the Center for Cultural Vibrancy, Virginia Humanities, the Children’s Museum and the City of Richmond.

Carnival of the 5 Fires at Galerie 5
October 7

Gallery 5 gets into the fall mood and it’s always a good time.

The Embalmers return to Galerie 5 for one of our favorite events of the year, the Carnival of the 5 Fires!!! Come help us kick off the spooky season!!!

The Rocky Horror Show at the Richmond Triangle Players at the Robert B. Moss Theater
Shows throughout October, including tonight October 7

Let’s all do the time warp again. If I need to say more, you need to research and get back to me.

With music, lyrics and book by Richard O’Brien, “The Rocky Horror Show” pays homage to sci-fi and horror “B movies” from the golden age of cinema.
A newly engaged couple are caught up in a storm and end up (by accident?) at the home of a mad scientist, Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter, who throws a party to unveil his new creation, a sort of Frankenstein-style monster in the form of a physically perfect, artificially made muscular man named Rocky Horror.

The musical opened in 1973 in London and played for over seven years, earning praise from critics and audiences alike. He is probably best known for his film version, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which premiered in 1975 and has become a cult classic midnight show for several generations of moviegoers around the world.

Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter’s central role is Durron Marquis Tyre, who recently starred in RTP’s productions of ‘Falsettos’ and ‘Sugar in Our Wounds’. Newlyweds Brad and Janet are played by August Hundley and Nora Ogunleye, with Frank Riff’s assistants Raff, Columbia and Magenta played by Elle Meerovich, Madison Cox and Kasey Britt. Frank’s creation, Rocky Horror, is played by Wayne Parker, the mysterious Eddie (as well as Brad and Janet’s mentor Dr. Scott) by Travis Williams, and Jim Morgan (who played Frank ‘N’ Furter in the production previous RTP) as Narrator. who keeps the evening together. The Phantoms and Transylvanians are played by Mara Barrett, Robert Gallant, Rachel Garmon-Williams and DeVon Mosby.

RTP’s production is headed by Chelsea Burke. Musical direction is by Ben Shaver and choreography is by Kate Belleman. Scenic design is by Frank Foster, costume design by Sheila Russ, lighting design by Michael Jarett, and sound design by Joey Luck. Projections Design is by Lucian Restivo, Props Design by Tim Moehring, Hair and MakeUp Design by Joel Furtick and Intimacy Choreography by Stephanie Tippi Hart. Saskia Price is the assistant stage manager and Lauren Langston is the production stage manager.

For the safety of performers, our patrons, and staff, masks must be worn inside the venue – fully covering nose and mouth – whenever you are not actively eating or drinking. Guests are asked to bring a mask that is comfortable enough to wear throughout the evening.

Repair the walls | Bike tour + Brunch
Throughout October and November with the next on October 8

Cycle and learn about some of Richmond’s amazing murals and the message they represent.

In Richmond, VA public art is one of the city’s greatest assets in the downtown area. As a city with one of the largest collections of public art in the United States, we now have the unique opportunity to use public art as a tool to bring empathy and connect in a moment where we need it most.

Amid a global pandemic in 2020, America faced another brutal murder of a black man at the hands of police, sparking an uprising that filled our streets with voices of opposition to systemic racism. here in America. With some of our feelings and requests now physically on the walls of the city of Richmond through beacons, these expressions leave and mark space for questions and conversations to occur. These actions inspired artist Hamilton Glass to launch the Mending Walls project.

Join Bike and Brunch Tours for a ride through neighborhoods like Jackson Ward and Brookland Park. These and other neighborhoods we visit are steeped in culture and history, but also the new home of the Mending Walls Project murals.

This tour highlights the stories of pioneers, residents, and organizations behind or continuing the legacy within these communities. This one-of-a-kind, easy-paced, laid-back tour is all about giving off positive vibes, treating our communities and residents with respect, and nurturing the mind and stomach.
Ride, see Richmond, have fun… and of course have brunch!

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