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Mini Greek Festival returns to Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral through Saturday

One of Richmond’s most popular spring food festivals is returning with its smaller fall iteration this weekend.

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One of Richmond’s most popular spring food festivals is returning with its smaller fall iteration this weekend. The Mini Greek Festival returns to Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral at 30 Malvern Avenue through Saturday.

The condensed festival is mainly held indoors in the church buildings and features signature Greek dishes, including Pastichio, Moussaka, Chicken and Pork Souvlakia, along with other popular sides and pastries. There will also be nightly music and dancing.

It all takes place November 10-12, 2022, from 11:00 AM until 8:00 PM. Organizers say hours are subject to change as product availability may vary.

Learn more here.

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Community

Weekend Radar: Brick Fest, Hand/Thrown Holiday, Tree Pruning, Ballet with Studio 2

Not as many “big” events this weekend but a couple of breweries are also having craft/maker’s markets so check your local brewery.

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Brick Fest Live at Convention Center
November 5-6th

As a AFOL (Adult Fan of Lego) I’m thrilled that Lego has a mini-convention here. Excitement is building brick by brick.

Over a million bricks on display and ready for play!

See life-size models
Witness LIVE Interactive Stage Shows
Build a Guinness World-Record Setting Mosaic
Express your creativity at the hands-on build zones
Shopping: Hard-to-Find LEGO merchandise!
and more!
Paid admission is required for all attendees ages 3+ including all parents and/or guardians (children 2 and under are free)


Hand/Thrown Holiday Market! at Studio Two Three
November 4-5th

My problem is whenever I go to Studio Two Three events like this the goal is to buy gifts for loved ones. Instead, I come home with more stuff for me because I’m greedy like that. Just so you know Hand/Thrown is a 1,000 sq. ft. space dedicated to ceramic arts so don’t go expecting prints you’ll get ceramics and you’ll like it.

For this years market we rented out Studio Two Three’s event space because we know y’all love an H/T market. We’re featuring over 25 Hand / Thrown artists – teachers, staff, members, firing clients. We can’t WAIT to celebrate the holidays with you and share a drink or two.


Semmes Avenue Tree Pruning Event
November 6th

Most of Richmond is blessed with wonderful trees and Semmes Ave is no exception. To keep a tree healthy it needs a little help every now and then. This is one of those times.

We’re partnering with the AMAZING Richmond Tree Stewards on Semmes Ave. The trained stewards will be limbing up trees along Semmes. We need volunteers to pull those limbs to areas on the side streets for pick up. We will also be picking up litter.

Please wear closed toed shoes, bring a water bottle, and gloves if you have them.

We will be meeting on the sidewalk in front of PHSSA (3411 Semmes Ave).

Anything we do not get to the Richmond Tree Stewards are going to tackle later in the month. Events like this really help them go much faster.

Studio Two at Richmond Ballet
November 4-6th

I’m not a ballet guy but this seems very interesting and much more intimate than a giant production of Swan Lake or The Nutcracker, the only two ballets I can name.

 

In the Night
Choreography by Jerome Robbins
Music by Frédéric Chopin

Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner, A World Premiere
Choreography by Jennifer Archibald
Music by various artists

Studio Two explores the triumphs and trials of love. Under a starlit sky, three couples dance to Chopin’s soothing nocturnes in Jerome Robbins’ In the Night. Witness young love, enduring commitment, and contentious drama in this stunning masterpiece work of the 20th century.

Renowned choreographer Jennifer Archibald returns to fully realize Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner, a ballet that had its beginnings in last spring’s New Works Festival. Inspired by the iconic 1967 film of the same name, Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner addresses the intolerances faced by interracial couples and highlights the fortitude, simplicity, and beauty of love. Set to music by soul legends such as Donny Hathaway and Ray Charles, this world premiere will breathe new life into a vintage Hollywood story.

To view our playbill, visit richmondballet.com/playbill.

Tickets start at $25. Visit etix.com or call the Richmond Ballet Box Office at 804.344.0906 x224.

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OystoberFest returns to St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Ginter Park this Saturday

Enjoy fried, steamed, and raw oysters, along with brats, beer, wine, and live music throughout the day.

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OystoberFest returns this weekend to historic Ginter Park. The benefit event, put on by St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church to support its outreach missions, features oysters, beer, brats, desserts, wine, bands, and a kids zone.

As far as oyster offerings, you’ll find them fried, steamed and raw, along with po’ boys with homemade remoulade. Brats and hot dogs round out the food offerings. New this year is a falafel pita for a vegetarian offering.

Wine, beer, cider and hard seltzer will be available. A day full of live music a Kids’ Zone, managed by the Northside YMCA “Y Teen” program, it will have moon-bounces, face painting and other activities (there is an all-day pass to purchase).

The festival is free to attend with a $2 donation suggested. Food, drinks, and the kids’ zone are charged separately.

All the events oyster shells will be collected by the Oyster Shell Recycling Program, run by the VCU Rice River Center. The shells will be used to help restore oyster bed habitats in Virginia waterways. Rice Rivers Center will be on hand to answers questions about their programs.

Attendees choosing to bike to the event will find a secure bike valet area and will earn the rider $2 in food or drink tickets.

It all takes place Saturday, October 15th from noon until 6:00 PM. The event is rain or shine. St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church is located at 3602 Hawthorne Avenue in the Ginter Park neighborhood of Northside.

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Arts & Entertainment

PHOTOS: Richmond Folk Festival

Three day filled with music. Here are just a few of our favorite pictures.

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The numbers won’t come out until later this week but to my untrained eye, I’m betting that the Richmond Folk Festival broke some records over the weekend. It was certainly the most crowded Friday I’ve ever seen and it didn’t let up all weekend. Thanks, Richmond Folk Festival and all the hard-working volunteers that put on a hell of a show.

Stay tuned tomorrow we’re going to do a photo post focused strictly on Son Romp Perra.

































































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