This week’s calendar

Chop Suey yard sale; Lobs & Lessons Family Open; Monument Market; St. Benedict Oktoberfest 2012; Carytown Farmer’s Market; Ghost Light Party; St. Benedict Oktoberfest 2012; City Council Formal Meeting; Flight Night @ Secco; Food trucks at First Baptist Church; 1st District Meeting; Buy 2 Flights, Choose $2 Small Plate @ Amour Wine Bistro; Byrd Market (Oregon Hill); Cinematheque @ Grace Street Theater; Food trucks at the Visual Arts Center; TOUR: Carytown and the Byrd Theatre; MORE…


Chop Suey yard sale

Sat Sep 22 10:00 am
“We’re hosting a yard sale in the backyard of Chop Suey on Saturday. Starts at 10 am and will have lots of clothing, kitchen stuff, electronics, art supplies, housewares, etc. Oh, and maybe a book or two.”

Lobs & Lessons Family Open

Sat Sep 22 9:00 am
The Mary and Frances Youth Center will host its second annual Lobs & Lessons Family Open event on Saturday, September 22nd on the VCU campus. This QuickStart Tennis tournament is fun for the whole family and includes breakfast, t-shirts, prizes, Q94 Radio and more! All proceeds directly benefit the Lobs & Lessons program, which supports under-served youth in the Richmond community.
To register to participate or volunteer, visit:

Monument Market

Sat Sep 22 3:30 pm
A weekly Farmer’s Market at the corner of Monument Avenue & North Robinson Street. Saturdays, 8AM-noon. May through August.

St. Benedict Oktoberfest 2012

Sat Sep 22 11:00 am
@ Hanover and Belmont
Friday, September 21, 4pm to 11pm
Saturday, September 22, 11am to 11pm
Sunday, September 23, 12pm to 6pm

Carytown Farmer’s Market

Sun Sep 23 10:00 am
Every Sunday at 3300 West Cary Street in the Carytown Cleaners parking lot. The Carytown Farmers Market, a small scale producer only market, was created to give local farmers, producers of goods, and consumers the opportunity to deal directly with each other, rather than through third parties.

Ghost Light Party

Sun Sep 23 8:00 pm
The Ghost Light Party is a monthly open-mic piano bar event inspired by the cabaret scene of Manhattan’s West Village. Hosted by Matt Shofner and Maggie Roop at Richmond Triangle Players Theater (1300 Altamont Ave.) with special guests, raffle prizes, cocktail specials and more. All are invited to come and perform their favorite song with live piano accompaniment or just grab a drink, sit back and enjoy the show. Tickets are $5 and doors open at 8. For more information go to

St. Benedict Oktoberfest 2012

Sun Sep 23 12:00 pm
@ Hanover and Belmont
Friday, September 21, 4pm to 11pm
Saturday, September 22, 11am to 11pm
Sunday, September 23, 12pm to 6pm

City Council Formal Meeting

Mon Sep 24 6:00 pm
Every 2nd and 4th Mon – Responsible for deciding official Council action, which includes discussing, adopting, rejecting, and amending laws and approving the budget. Formal meetings include a time for pubic comment and are televised live on the local PBS station and are replayed in Richmond on Government Access Channel 17, beginning at Noon and 7:00 p.m. daily.

Richmond Council Chambers, Richmond City Hall, 2nd floor; 900 E. Broad Street

Typically the second and fourth Monday of each month; 6:00-8:30 p.m. (With the exception of August, when no Formal meetings are held, and holidays)

Flight Night @ Secco

Mon Sep 24 2:00 pm
Trying new things is like hitting the refresh button on our existence: it delivers us from complacency, engages our senses and forces us to question our tastes, values and, in turn, our very nature. Yet, more often than not, most of us will opt for the familiar over the unknown. Every Monday.

Food trucks at First Baptist Church

Mon Sep 24 6:00 pm
Monday 6-9PM at First Baptist Church / 2709 Monument Avenue

1st District Meeting

Tue Sep 25 6:30 pm
The next 1st District town hall meeting will be held on September 25th, at 6:30 pm at Mary Munford Elementary School.

The topics for the meeting will include:

* Update on the Libbie Grove & Patterson Master Plan
* Public Safety Report on the West End 1st District – RPD 3rd Precinct
* Dominion presentation on power restoration services and power outage prevention
* Chief David McCoy, University of Richmond Police, will discuss off campus housing of U of R students and how they interface with the off campus students.

If you have any questions please respond to

Buy 2 Flights, Choose $2 Small Plate @ Amour Wine Bistro

Tue Sep 25 4:00 pm
For the month of September every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: buy two flights of selected wines, choose a selected small plate for $2.

Byrd Market (Oregon Hill)

Tue Sep 25 3:30 pm
William Byrd Community House, 224 South Cherry Street
May 1 through October
Every Tuesday

Cinematheque @ Grace Street Theater

Wed Sep 26 7:00 pm
Free weekly movie series at Grace Street Theater: “We’ve lined up some stunning contemporary independent and foreign films this season: several Cannes selections, one directed by the cousin of Lars Von Trier (Melancholia, Antichrist) – Joachim Trier, and one by our very own VCUarts Cinema program director, Rob Tregenza.

We are really really really excited about being granted access to these films, and so excited to see them on the big screen. Please come and invite your friends!”

Food trucks at the Visual Arts Center

Wed Sep 26 5:00 pm
Every Wednesday, and 1st and 4th Fridays at Vis Arts

TOUR: Carytown and the Byrd Theatre

Sun Sep 30 2:00 pm
From buffalo trail to streetcar suburb, Carytown’s fascinating story is the focus of this tour as you explore this “mile of style”. Includes Cary Court Shopping Center, restored to its 1930′s art deco splendor, and a “behind the scenes” tour of the Byrd Theatre (1928), one of the few active movie palaces in the country. Meet at Premiere Costumes, 3339 W. Cary Street. $10 per person. $5 for History Center Members. Walk-ups welcome. Cash or check, or purchase online.

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