This week’s calendar

Chihuly at VMFA; Monument Market; Carytown Farmer’s Market; Oregon Hill Walking Tour; City Council Formal Meeting; Flight Night @ Secco; Food trucks at First Baptist Church; VCU Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale; Byrd Market (Oregon Hill); Cinematheque @ Grace Street Theater; Food trucks at the Visual Arts Center; Clint McCown at Chop Suey; Noah Scalin at Chop Suey; Scarytown; MORE…

Chihuly at VMFA

Sat Oct 20
Chihuly at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, a major exhibition of work by internationally renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly, opens October 20, 2012: “Chihuly’s art remains at the cutting edge of the technical and virtuoso possibilities of glass as a medium, and this exhibition will include many iconic works for which Chihuly is known — Ikebana, Mille Fiori, Chandeliers, Tabac Baskets, Venetians, Boats, Persian Ceiling — as well as site-specific installations, taking advantage of our soaring Atrium and reflecting pools. ”

Monument Market

Sat Oct 20 3:30 pm
A weekly Farmer’s Market at the corner of Monument Avenue & North Robinson Street. Saturdays, 8AM-noon. May through August.

Carytown Farmer’s Market

Sun Oct 21 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.

Oregon Hill Walking Tour

Sun Oct 21 2:00 pm
Settled by Irish and Welsh ironworkers in the 1840’s, Oregon Hill is one of the oldest intact neighborhoods in Richmond and continues to thrive as a tight-knit, working class neighborhood. Includes a visit to St. Andrew’s Church and School

$10 per person / $5 for History Center Members. Walk-ups welcome. Cash or check, or purchase online. Meet at Laurel and Idlewild Streets.

City Council Formal Meeting

Mon Oct 22 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 Oct 22 6:00 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 Oct 22 6:00 pm
Monday 6-9PM at First Baptist Church / 2709 Monument Avenue

VCU Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale

Mon Oct 22 9:00 am
October 22-25 / The VCU Friends of the Library will offer a wide selection of novels, poetry collections, academic texts, DVD movies, CDs and more. Proceeds help to fund VCU Libraries’ collections, programs and lectures. For complete hours, policies and other details:

The preview sale on Monday, October 22, from 9 a.m. to noon is open to current VCU Friends of the Library donors at the Friends annual leadership level or above. To become a Friends donor in time for the preview sale, call (804) 827-1165 or (804) 828-0593.

Byrd Market (Oregon Hill)

Tue Oct 23 3:30 pm
William Byrd Community House, 224 South Cherry Street
May 1 through October
Every Tuesday

Cinematheque @ Grace Street Theater

Tue Oct 23 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 Oct 24 5:00 pm
Every Wednesday, and 1st and 4th Fridays at Vis Arts

Clint McCown at Chop Suey

Fri Oct 26 !6:00 pm
Join us in celebrating the release of Haints, the new book from Richmond novelist, poet and screenwriter Clint McCown (The Member-Guest, War Memorials, Richmond Noir). With a reading from the work. A signing will follow. Free and open to the public

Noah Scalin at Chop Suey

Sat Oct 27 6:00 pm
Author and designer Noah Scalin (Skulls, 365, Unstuck) joins us to celebrate the release of his new book with Michelle Taute, The Design Activist’s Handbook: How to Change the World (or at Least Your Part of It) with Socially Conscious Design. Refreshments will be provided, and the author will sign books. Free and open to the public.


Sat Oct 27 12:00 pm
!A Carytown Halloween with candy, costume contests, and more!


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