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Historic Richmond seeks photo entries for “Beyond The Boulevard” silent auction

Get ready to submit your best photos of the burgeoning Scott’s Addition area.

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Nonprofit foundation Historic Richmond is seeking photo submissions for a silent auction to be held this October. The event will support the organization’s programs and seeks to highlight the burgeoning Scott’s Addition neighborhood.

From the organization:

Historic Richmond announces an open call for submissions! A key element of our mission is to support the rehabilitation and revitalization of Richmond’s distinctive historic neighborhoods. Historic Richmond protects and promotes the historic buildings and places that make Richmond authentic, beautiful and full of life. Scott’s Addition and The Boulevard serve as a model of Richmond’s future through the rehabilitation of old and the addition of new buildings and places. Funds raised by Historic Richmond will be used for mission-based activities, including educational programs and future rehabilitation, revitalization and preservation efforts in historic neighborhoods and districts. Be a part of the action – get involved as Richmond’s historic neighborhoods fill-in and shape-up to build a wholly vibrant city that embraces the authentic character we love!

Photos will be judged by a panel before being selected for display. On October 16th, a silent auction will take place. Proceeds from the auction will be split between Historic Richmond and the respective photographers.

Learn more and see requirements here.

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Punks for Presents Looking for Donations and Sponsors

A Richmond punk rock Christmas tradition beginning in 2005. Christmas themed punk and metal parody bands putting on shows for charity every year!

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The Punks for Presents lineup is a gift to us all.
  • Thursday 12/9 Comedy Night at Cobra Cabana featuring:
    Kate Carrol, Francesca Lyn, Ry Mather, Sarah Goodwin, Anthony Thompson, Jason Kusterer and James Munoz with special musical guest Brown Frown and The Kisses
  • Friday 12/10 at Wonderland featuring: Imaginary Toys (The Cure), X-Mas (X), Toy Division (Joy Division). 8pm 21+ $10 – Tickets
  • Saturday 12/11 at Fuzzy Cactus featuring: Bouncing Coals (Bouncing Souls), Its A Wonderful Lifetime (Lifetime), Santa Day Real Estate (Sunny Day Real Estate), Internation Superheroes of Glory (New Found Glory).  DOORS AT 7PM $10 21+ – Tickets
  • Thursday 12/16 at Bingo Beer Co w/ Gritty City Records “For Tha Kids” Vol 7 starring… johnny ciggs , skinny v ,rah scrilla, bc music 1st , starr nyce, pt, skinnyy hendrixx, kaifortyfive, ndefru, tennishu, eliturite, t.r.i.g. , skweeky watahfawls , rise rashid, ant the symbol, john canada, profound79 , fan ran, king kong llc. 7pm 21+ $10
  • Friday 12/17 at Richmond Music Hall featuring: Should I Sleigh or Should I Go (The Clash), Operation Icy (Operation Ivy), Shiverdales (Riverdales), Media Blitzen (The Germs),The Jam-gle Bells (The Jam) DOORS AT 7PM ALL AGES $10 – Tickets
  • Saturday 12/18 at Hardywood featuring: High Voltage (AC/DC), Faith Sno More (Fatih No More), Smashing Presents (Smashing Pumpkins), Smooch (KISS), Sledpultura (Sepultura). ALL AGES – DOORS 4PM – $10 Tickets
***All events require proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test result to attend this show.***

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VPM Acquires Style Weekly

In the coming weeks, VPM plans to resume publication of arts and culture feature stories and the calendar of events on StyleWeekly.com and its Facebook, Instagram and Twitter channels as it evaluates the future of the print publication. 

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VPM announced today that they’ve purchased Style Weekly.

VPM Media Corporation, the parent company of VPM, Virginia’s home for public media, today announced that it has acquired Style Weekly, known as Richmond’s alternative for news, arts, culture and opinion.

Driven by a shared commitment to local storytelling that reflects the interests of the public, the acquisition deepens VPM’s arts and culture coverage and expands its digital footprint to include StyleWeekly.com and Style Weekly’s social media properties.

In the coming weeks, VPM plans to resume publication of arts and culture feature stories and the calendar of events on StyleWeekly.com and its Facebook, Instagram and Twitter channels as it evaluates the future of the print publication.

“For nearly 40 years, Style Weekly has been an integral part of Richmond’s culture,” said Steve Humble, Chief Content Officer of VPM. “In the next six to eight months, we will be taking time to listen to readers as we develop a long-term strategy and determine how Style Weekly can best serve the community.”

Since 1982, Style Weekly has been the region’s alternative voice in news, culture, arts, opinion and creative thought. Known for its smart, witty and tenacious coverage of Richmond, the weekly publication is defined by unflinching journalism, incisive writing, thoughtful criticism, arresting photography and sophisticated presentation.

In September 2021, Style Weekly ceased operations, just months after it was acquired by hedge fund Alden Global Capital.

“This acquisition not only represents a strategic opportunity for VPM, but it is also a chance for nonprofit media to innovate and experiment with new business models that may define the future of local journalism,” said Jayme Swain, President and CEO of VPM and the Virginia Foundation for Public Media.

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Kings Dominion Gets Into the Holiday Spirit with WinterFest

Beginning this weekend, WinterFest will transform the park into a  winter wonderland adorned with millions of holiday lights, nearly a thousand Christmas trees and festive décor displayed throughout the park.

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WinterFest at Kings Dominion is already known as one of the area’s most sought-after immersive holiday celebrations. Beginning November 20, WinterFest will transform the park into a  winter wonderland adorned with millions of holiday lights, nearly a thousand Christmas trees and festive décor displayed throughout the park. Plus, the iconic Eiffel Tower will be transformed into a 300-foot-tall Christmas tree. WinterFest will be open select evenings through January 9.

This year will bring an even more spectacular experience with the debut of the larger-than-life WinterFest  Wonderland Parade, a Christmas parade brimming with dazzling displays, exciting performances, and extravagantly decorated holiday floats every night of WinterFest November 26 through January 9. Guests will be treated to a grandiose showcase of eight festive floats with classic themes such as toy boxes, gingerbread houses and choo-choo trains. More than 100 singers and dancers from the amazing experiences all around  WinterFest will join the merry procession to perform on the parade route, and the Big Guy himself – Santa Claus  – might just join in the magical Christmas festivities. “Yule” just have to come and see for yourself! 

WinterFest will be the perfect place to create lasting memories with your family with so many exclusive holiday  attractions: 

  • Festive Activities for the Whole Family: At WinterFest, children can take a picture with Santa at St. Nick’s Pics, decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus*, and visit a live nativity and petting zoo. Guests will also be able to ice skate on the park’s transformed International Street Fountain, Snow Flake Lake*, as well as reserve horse-drawn carriage rides* throughout the park. Families will enjoy up to 21 rides, including Twisted Timbers and Dominator, as well as several kids’ rides and family favorites.
  • Enchanting Live Entertainment: More than a dozen shows will delight guests throughout the park such as Cool Yule, Jingle Jazz, Mistletones, Tinker’s Toy Factory and Charlie Brown’s Christmas Spectacular.  Throughout the midways, more than 30 holiday characters including Jack Frost, Ice Princess, Sugar Plum  Fairy and the PEANUTS™ gang, will meet and greet guests while spreading holiday cheer.
  • Delicious Holiday Fare and Unique Gifts: Kings Dominion’s executive chef, Denis Callinan, is bringing new festive flavors to WinterFest including the Donut Burger, Apple Butter BBQ Turkey Leg, and a  gourmet mashed potato bar. Shoppers can hunt for the perfect gift crafted by local artists at Artisan  Alley and browse for unique finds at North Pole Mercantile, PEANUTS™ Holiday Gifts, Sugar Plum Sweets and more.
  • Family Fun New Year’s Eve Event: The holiday celebrations will continue with a special celebration, New  Year’s Eve at WinterFest. This family-friendly celebration on December 31 will feature live entertainment, fireworks at midnight and more. New Year’s Eve is included with WinterFest admission or with a 2021 or 2022 Gold Season Pass. 

For the most up-to-date hours of operation, please visit kingsdominion.com. WinterFest is included with park admission or a 2021 Gold Season Pass. Guests get unlimited visits to WinterFest in 2021 and 2022 with the purchase of a 2022 Gold Season Pass or with the free Kings Dominion Pre-K Pass, which grants complimentary admission to kids ages 3-5. 

A complete listing of shows, attractions, dining and advance-purchase tickets are available at kingsdominion.com

*Activities not included with park admission and are available for an additional charge.

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