This week’s calendar

Flavors of the Fan Dining Week; Carytown Farmers Market ; City Council Formal Meeting; PowerHouse; Renegade Market at Byrd House Market; Living Ethics: The Irony of Abundance; 3rd Precinct MPACT Meeting; Carillon: The Story of a Richmond Community; MDA Annual Meeting; LiveSky: Comet ISON; Symposia on Architectural History and the Decorative Arts with “Traditions–V”; Tango after work @VMFA; MORE…


Flavors of the Fan Dining Week

Sat Nov 9
Oh hey, it’s a new Restaurant Week-like festival! The newly created Fan Area Business Alliance brings you Flavors of the Fan–a week long celebration of, you guessed it, The Fan’s various flavors with proceeds benefiting Fan Free Clinic. Hit up one of the participating restaurants from November 11th – 17th, experience one of the classic flavors from your favorite RVA neighborhood (excluding “city possum” and “drunk dudes on Robinson”), and help out a local cause. MORE:

Carytown Farmers Market

Sun Nov 10 11:00 am
The Carytown Farmers Market is the city’s only Sunday market. We are starting our 2013 season April 14 and will be located in the Carytown Cleaners parking lot at 3300 West Cary Street.

City Council Formal Meeting

Mon Nov 11 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)


Mon Nov 11 6:00 pm
Step inside one of Richmond’s iconic homes, Frances Lewis’ Monument Avenue home, and hear from art curator Jay Barrows as he walks us through the private Lewis art collection. The tour and talk will be followed by a sumptuous buffet dinner prepared by J Frank, a powerhouse Richmond chef. $15 of each ticket will benefit the Historic Richmond Foundation. Purchase tickets here:

Renegade Market at Byrd House Market

Tue Nov 12 3:00 pm
Our Renegade anchors, The Byrd Farm and Faith Farm Foods, will be joined by Agriberry, Heath Farm, Phal’s Noodles, Deer Run, Epic Gardens, Tomten Farm, and maybe a few more, so check with your favorite vendors and come on over. Renegade hours: Tuesdays from 3pm to 6pm (or sunset).
Byrd House Market
980 Idlewood Avenue

Living Ethics: The Irony of Abundance

Wed Nov 13 7:00 pm
Cultural historian and media scholar, Siva Vaidhyanathan, Ph.D. discusses internet-based immediate access to information and personal wisdom. Vaidhyanathan is the Robertson Professor in Media Studies at the University of Virginia. A reception at 6:30 pm will precede the 7 pm presentation. Living Ethics is sponsored by Bon Secours Virginia Health System and the Science Museum of Virginia. Please reserve a seat by calling 804.864.1400. Free

3rd Precinct MPACT Meeting

Thu Nov 14 6:00 pm
Join your neighbors at Albert Hill Middle School to meet with city officials to discuss priority issues on a monthly basis. Precinct level meetings offer the chance to learn more about MPACT, meet your co-chairs and provide feedback to the city.

Carillon: The Story of a Richmond Community

Thu Nov 14 12:00 pm
Banner Lecture Series at the Virginia Historical Society / An active community nestled near Richmond’s Byrd Park, the Carillon neighborhood has a surprisingly rich, complex history. Basing her lucture on her recently published work, The Carillon Neighborhood: A History, Dr. Elizabeth O’Leary will relate the story of the area’s land and people from the colonial frontier to antebellum farmland; Gilded Age streetcar suburb to upscale Jazz Age development; site of a postwar housing boom to hub for civil rights activism. The lecture will provide special focus on the formation of the Carillon Civic Association and its efforts in the turbulent 1960s and ’70s in nurturing one of Virginia’s first successfully integrated communities. An art historian who resides in Richmond, O’Leary is the former associate curator of American art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

MDA Annual Meeting

Thu Nov 14 6:00 pm
The MDA Annual Meeting will be Thursday, November 14, at Temple Beth El at the corner of Grove and Roseneath. The annual meeting is a members-only event. Please join in advance online or you may join at the door.

LiveSky: Comet ISON

Fri Nov 15 6:30 pm
A beautiful present may be headed our way in the night sky. ISON is expected to pass closest to Earth on Dec. 26. At 7:30, join members of the Richmond Astronomical Society. $5; members free.

Symposia on Architectural History and the Decorative Arts with “Traditions–V”

Fri Nov 15 9:00 am
The Department of Art History in the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University begins a third decade of Symposia on Architectural History and the Decorative Arts with “Traditions–V.” The vibrant presentations, directed by Professor Charles Brownell, will take place at the Virginia Historical Society on Friday, November 15, 2013, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. MORE:

Tango after work @VMFA

Fri Nov 15 6:00 pm
Join in the fun and exotic beauty of the tango with Richmond’s tango community, while enjoying the food and social atmosphere in Best Café. You can also take advantage of half-price beverages as part of Friday Art & Wine. EVERY 3rd FRI

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