Greetings Richmond’ers. Xavier and Octavia (X&O) are gearing up for the weekend. We’re a little under the weather but hopefully the thoughts of predicted beautiful weekend weather and an extensive list of things to do will be all the prescription we need to keep it moving. We have our top picks for the weekend…too many to choose from! Whew…we are exhausted already.
The 2nd Annual LMI International Film Festival (Real excited about this): October 17-19, 2014, Petersburg, VA. Tim Reid’s Legacy Media Institute, in partnership with the City of Petersburg, will present LMI’s second annual International Film Festival Oct. 17, 18 and 19. The International Film Festival will feature film, film discussions, musical events, spoken word at various locations in Petersburg and Fort Lee, VA.. Saturday night will feature a block party featuring Plunky and Oneness. International Film Festival
Richmond Center Stage Spotlight: Friday, October 17, 7pm and October 18, 2 & 7 pm. Richmond soprano and former ‘Richmond Magazine’ Outstanding Vocalist of the Year Lisa Edwards-Burrs will take to the stage to bring to life the voices of America, recounting the human experience through the words of authors and poets such as Maya Angelou as well as songs of spirituals, jazz and musical theatre. Richmond Center Stage
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (One of my favorite places). Oct 18-Jan 11, 2015. The eagerly anticipated Forbidden City: Imperial Treasures from the Palace Museum, Bejing opens this weekend. It’s the biggest thing to happen at the VMFA since the Picasso exhibit. – and the most important international exhibit to come to the VMFA ever. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and until 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. VMFA
Virginia Hops and Harvest Fest, Saturday, October 18. Pocahontas State Park year, Gates open at noon, music through 9 p.m. and it’s free! Virginia Hops & Harvest is a day-long celebration of Virginia craft brew, food and outdoor adventure. The Virginia Hops and Harvest Festival
Max’s Positive Vibe Café Soup Festival: Saturday, October 18, Stratford Hills Shopping Center in front of Positive Vibe Café, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Max’s Positive Vibe Cafe .is throwing their first ever soup festival and they’re bringing Larry Thomas from the infamous “Seinfeld” episode (“No soup for you!”) to be a judge.. Wine and beer will also be available.”Souper Bowl I” Richmond.com
1708 Gallery is hosting a free Family Fun Day, Saturday, October 18, 1-4 pm, free. This event is for all ages in conjunction with their current exhibition, Exquisite Corpse.. Come make your own exquisite corpse with artists featured in the exhibition. There will also be lantern making, sidewalk chalk, balloons, and a bake sale by the VCU Photo & Film department. Gallery
27th Annual Town Point Virginia Wine Festival, Nor folk VA, Saturday and Sunday: October 18-19, 11am-6pm. Fest Events
Kickin’ Chicken Wing Fest, Sunday, October 19, 17th Street Farmer’s Market, Free entry. First time fest will be celebrating all things chicken wings. Expect to find them hot, mild, sweet, spicy, teriyaki, buffalo, Asian, Thai and more. Plus live music, beer and wing contests. Richmond.com
Richmond Restaurant Week starts 20 October – 26.. This is an 12-year-old week-long dining event when some of the hottest restaurants in town put together a three-course prix fixe menu for $25.14 per person.
For your young ones, teenagers or just young at heart find out where all the pumpkin patches, hay rides, mazes, hauntings and more by checking out the area’s Pumpkin Patch Guide. Pumpkin Patch Guide
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