Fire, Flour, & Fork at various locations around town – Fire, Flour, & Fork, the annual celebration of Richmond’s incredible food scene and culinary masters, begins today and continues through Sunday. Highlights include an “XXX Food Porn” dinner at L’Opossum in Oregon Hill, a talk from “Top Chef’s” Carla Hall, and a Thanksgiving Throwdown from Sauer’s. Tickets and more info here.
Young The Giant and the Psychedelic Furs at the National – Two awesome acts play the National this weekend. On Friday, The Psychedelic Furs play the venue. Born out of the UK rock scene in the ’80s, many say their sound is the inspiration for today’s alt rock music. Tickets begin at $23 and are online here. Young the Giant, with a big presence in today’s alternative rock, play on Sunday. Tickets for that show start at $25 and are available here.
The Big LeByrdski and Bathrobe Bar Crawl – Can you believe it’s been 20 years since the classic cult film The Big Lebowski came out? Celebrate all things “dude” at this year’s festivities celebrating the film, including bowling at River City Roll on Friday, a screening at The Byrd and a bathrobe bar crawl in Carytown on Saturday, and more. Details and tickets here.
First Fridays Art Walk in the Arts District – The Downtown neighborhood’s monthly art walk, the First Fridays Art Walk, takes place Friday night at galleries, shops, restaurants, non-profits, and more who open their doors to the community. This month’s featured exhibit is called “Lift Us Up, Don’t Push Us Out,” an exhibit created by incarcerated teens part of the so-called school to prison pipeline, presented by Art 180. Free to attend. More details here.
Garden Glow at Maymont’s Japanese Gardens – Brighten your nights this fall on a new journey through the Japanese Garden at Maymont. At the peak of fall colors, the garden will shine with dramatic light displays for an enchanting experience to delight families, couples, and nature lovers of all ages. Tickets start at $12 for this sensory experience. More here.