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Weekend Event Picks

Weekend Radar: Jewish Food Festival, Poe’s Birthday Bash, the Weinermobile, and Betty White’s Birthday Bash

Trevor Dickerson

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Welcome to the Weekend Radar–the evolution of our Weekend Event Picks! In it, we hope to give you some events that might already be on your radar that you might want to check out (on the radar), some that are a bit under the radar, and at least one or two that’s a bit out there and zany. You know, the stuff that makes Richmond so uniquely…Richmond! Let’s go.

On the radar

Richmond Jewish Food Festival – This weekend marks the return of the Richmond Jewish Food Festival, and it runs Sunday through Monday. You’ll find traditional favorites like potato latkes, knishes, brisket, and more, plus live music and other entertainment throughout the day both days. The event is free to attend and all booths are a la carte.

  • Weinstein JCC | 5403 Monument Avenue | Sunday, January 19th through Monday, January 20th, 11:30 AM until 7:30 PM | FREE | MENU

Under the radar

Poe’s 211th Birthday Bash – Come out and enjoy a party for Poe with the Poe Museum. The museum’s annual Birthday Bash is the largest birthday celebration in the world for Edgar Allan Poe, who was born on January 19, 1809. The event will have a walled, heated tent and feature live music, tours, living history, theatrical presentations, readings, and much more.

  • Poe Museum | 1914 E. Main Street | Sunday, January 19th, 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM | $10 | TICKETS

The Weinermobile Takes Richmond – The famous Oscar Mayer Weinermobile will be posted up at venues around Richmond through Saturday evening. Bone up on all the places you can catch the beloved, oversized traveling sausage at the link below!

  • Various locations | Through Saturday evening | FREE | LOCATIONS

…WTF?

Betty White Birthday Bash at Wonderland RVA – It’s Betty White’s 98th birthday, and a local haunt is joining in on the festivities and celebrating the silver screen icon. Wonderland is hosting a Betty White Birthday Bash, saying “basically it’s another reason for us to dress up like The Golden Girls again. The Golden Girls will be on the big screen all night, so she can regale us with her stories of growing up in St. Olaf.” Prizes will be awarded for the top costumes. Bring a buddy, but be sure to thank them for being a friend first.

  • Wonderland RVA |1727 E. Main Street | Friday, January 17th, 9:00 PM – 2:00 AM | FREE | FACEBOOK EVENT

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Trevor Dickerson is the Editor and Co-Founder of RVAHub.