A LIST: Antoinette’s top weekend event picks
Powhatan’s Festival of the Grape, Saturday, October 20, 11AM – 6PM, Historic Courthouse Square, 30 wineries, arts & Crafts, food vendors, entertainment, www.powhatanwinefestival.com, 804-598-2636.
6th Annual “Pink Tie Gala” and Silent Auction, Saturday, October 20, 7:30pm -12:30am, dinner & Casper Band, All New Celebration of Life Dance Team, featuring Dr. Rashmi Vaidya and Survivors, $85, Greater Richmond Convention Center Ballroom, www.pinktiegala.org or 804-745-0006.
Internationally renowned artist Dale Chihuly exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, through February 10, 2013, www.vmfa.museum/chihuly or 804-340-1405. Fine Arts & Flowers at VMFA, Thursday – Sunday.
U.S. Trust Life Is A Cabaret Series: A Celebration of the American Song Book, featuring Desiree Roots performs Ella, Billie, Sarah & Nance, Women of Jazz, Ladies of Song, through Sunday, Rhythm Hall, Richmond CenterStage, www.richmondcenterstage.com or 800-514-ETIX (3849).
Imagine Festival, Saturday, October 20, noon-5pm, Broad Rock Park, corner of Broad Rock & Warwick Road, live music, dancers, children’s activities, community resources, basic health and dental screenings, food, 804-646-0145.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk, Sunday, October 21, registration 12:30, 5K Walk 1:30pm, Kanawha Plaza, 9th & Canal Streets, www.StridesRichmond.org or 804-527-3766.
U.S. Trust Life Is A Cabaret! Series featuring Desiree Roots “Ella, Billie, Sarah & Nancy”: Women of Jazz, Ladies of Song”, Saturday, 7pm, Sunday, 2pm, Rhythm Hall, Richmond Center Stage, www.richmondcenterstage.com or 800-514-ETIX (3849).
Central Virginia Celtic Festival & Highland Games, Saturday & Sunday, October 20 & 21, 9am- 6pm, Richmond Raceway Complex, demonstrations, Highland dance, Bag pipe competitions, vendor village, other activities, www.vacelticfestival.com or 804-356-1093.
Henrico County’s annual Harvest Festival, Saturday, October 20, noon-4pm at Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park, 3400 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, cider making, candle dipping, cornhusk doll making, corn shelling, blacksmithing and other demonstrations, www.henricorecandparks.com or 804-501-5134.
Virginia Opera, “The Pearl Fishers” Georges Bizet, October 19 & 21, Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, www.etix.com or 800-514-ETIX (3849).
Halloween Haunt & Howl-O-Fest through Sunday, October 28, Kings Dominion, 16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell, www.kingsdominion.com.
The Byrd Foundation presents A Night with the Mighty Wurlitzer: featuring World Renowned Organist Cameron Carpenter, Saturday, October 20, 8pm, Byrd Theatre, www.byrdtheatre.com, tickets $15 students, $30 general admission, $75 VIP seating.
William Byrd Community House annual Carnival!, Friday, October 19, 4-7pm, at the athletic field behind the Cherry Street building; National Food Day at Byrd House Market, Tuesday, October 23, 3:30-7pm, Film “Ingredients” and Panel Discussion, 7:30-9:30pm; Byrd House Market season Closer, Tuesday, October 30, 3-6pm, www.wbch.org or 804-643-2717, ext. 306.
3rd annual Mill House Pig Out BBQ Fundraiser, Friday, October 19, 11am-2pm, 7812 Shrader Road, , pulled pork sandwiches by award winning BBQ chef, Elliot Bucker, platters $10, family packs $30, benefits the Mill House, a clubhouse for survivors of brain injury, www.communityfuturesva.org or 804-261-7050.
Cornhole Tournament, Courtyard by Marriott Richmond Airport and Autism Speaks, Saturday, October 20, registration 10am-11am, game starts 11am, benefits Autism Speaks, children’s activities, silent auction, & more, 804-652-0500 ext. 320. www.AutismSpeaks.org.
Good Shepherd Musical Festival, October 19-21, Friday 7pm & 8:15pm, Saturday, 3pm, 7 & 8:15pm, Sunday 1pm, Good Shepherd Baptist Church Forest Hill Avenue & West 43rd Street, www.goodshepherdrichmond.org.
The Ruff House Dog Park’s annual Howl-A-Woof event at Rockwood Park, Saturday, October 20, 11am-2pm, best dressed costume contest, www.ruffhousedogpark.com.
Richmond Heart Walk, Saturday, October 20, activities start 9am, walk 10am, 3 mile or 1 mile routes, at Snag a Job Pavilion,Innsbrook, heartwalk.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1002428.
Haunted Evening at Henricus Historical Park, October 19 & 20, 804-748-1611.
CARITAS Furniture Bank Monthly Outdoor Yard Sale, October 19 & 20, November 16 & 17, December 14 & 15, 1125 East Commerce Road.
The Midlothian Junior Women’s Club “Midlothian Village Day Festival & Craft Fair”, Saturday, October 20, 10am-3pm, Midlothian Middle School, 13501 Midlothian Turnpike, bring new & used children’s books, www.midlothianfestival.net.
Music in the Park, Forest Hill Park, Sunday, October 21, 5-7pm, Broad Street Ramblers – Hawaiian Island String Favorites, Happy Camper Fest, Saturday, October 20, 12-6pm, Turning Basin, Historic Shockoe Bottom, music, artists, food, canal run/walk, dog tricks, costume contest, www.hillsandheights.org.
Virginia State University Homecoming Events, October 19 & 20, http://www.trojanhomecoming.com.
Bon Air artists Association’s 20th annual Art Affair Show & Sale, Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sunday, 11am-5pm, Mary Munford Elementary School Grounds, corner of Cary Street & Westmoreland, rain or shine, www.bonairartists.com.
Chesterfield County Domestic Violence Task Force, Resource Fair, Monday, October 22, 3-4:30pm,, Multipurpose Room, Lucy Corr Village, 6800 Lucy Corr Boulevard, 804-706-2511 or 804-318-8265.
Latin Ballet of Virginia “VOLVER, a Dance Theatre work that reflects the Chicano identity and culture, inspired by the real life of former Treasurer of the U.S., Anna Cabral, October 26-28, Friday, 10:30am & 7:30pm, Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 3pm, The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road, www.latinballet.com/volver.asp, 804-356-3876 or 804-855-9251.
Pink Ribbon Tea & Fashion Show to Celebrate Breast Cancer Survivors, at John Randolph Medical Center, Sunday, October 28, 2-4pm, Hilton Garden Inn, 800 Southpark Boulevard, Colonial Heights, speakers, music, fashions modeled by Cancer Survivors, free, www.HCAVIRGINIA.com or 804-320-DOCS (3627).
Chesterfield County Police Foundation, Inc. 1st annual Fall Golf Classic, Monday, October 29, at Birkdale Golf Club, $75 per player, $300 per team, lunch, dinner & refreshments provided, amateur players allowed, 804- 706-4644 or 804-751-4632.