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Weekend Events: Hollywood Costume at VMFA, InLight Richmond and more

19th annual Holiday Shoppers Fair at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road, Friday, November 8 Saturday, November  9, 9:30am-5pm; featuring 14 of Richmond’s finest museum stores, quality items for sale, from Lewis Ginter to the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar to Richmond Railway Museum, you’ll find one of a kind items to purchase. In addition to a day of shopping you can have lunch at the shoppers fair, students from the Virginia Randolph culinary school are preparing lunch Saturday from 11am to 2pm. The Shoppers Fair is free to attend and each museum is set up with some of their specialties. For details call 804-261-ARTS (2787) or visit www.artsglenallen.com.

Hollywood Costume, display at the Virginia Museum Of Fine Arts opening Saturday, November 9 through February 17, the exhibition celebrates the role of costume design in nearly a century of American cinema and is the only East Coast Venue showing the iconic costumes. This is a Once in a lifetime opportunity to see clothes worn by beloved characters in films like The Wizard of Oz, The Birds, My Fair Lady, Spiderman, Titanic, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and The Dark Knight Rises and dozens more. The museum will also feature 60 Films/60 Days, a movie a day extravaganza from November 29 through January 31, presenting 60 movie titles featuring costumes from Hollywood Costume. For more information on Hollywood Costume and all other exhibits at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts call 804-340-1400 or visit www.vmfa.museum. The Museum is also working with Amtrak for discount fares, for details visit vmfa.museum/AMTRAK.

Children’s Museum of Richmond presents Traveling Exhibition “Block by Block: Inventing Amazing Architecture” through December 31 ten landmark skyscrapers each constructed with LEGO toy building bricks by Dan Parker LEGO Certified Professional. Structures include One World Trade Center, the Seattle Space Needle, Burj Khalifa in Dubia among others. The museum is also offering three adult evenings to see the exhibit with a variety of beverages, November 14 & 21 and December 12, Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance. For details visit www.c-mor.org/events/block-by-block. Legendary Santa at the Children’s Museum Friday, November 29 through Christmas Eve and Legendary Santa Paws, Sunday, November 24, 6pm CMoR Central.

Richmond Philharmonic celebrates the beginning of its 5th decade of service to the Richmond Community and the appointment of a new music director Peter Wilson. The 2013-2014 season kicks off Sunday, November 10 at 4pm with the opening concert “Milestones” at the VCU Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, 922 Park Avenue. The performance includes Verdi’s “Overture to Nabucco”, Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op 67″ and several other master pieces. For more information on concerts and the Philharmonic visit www.richmondphilharmonic.org.

InLight Richmond, Organized by 1708 Gallery, is a public exhibition of light-based art and performances. InLight Richmond 2013 is Friday, November 8, in downtown Shockoe along the Canal Walk from the Turning Basin to 17th Street.  The InLight 2013 site is marked by the intersections of Shockoe Slip and Shockoe Bottom, the Kanawha Canal, the Floodwall, Interstates 95 and 195, and railroad lines. It is bordered by the James River, the Virginia Capital Trail, the Richmond Slave Trail, and numerous retail spaces, bars and restaurants, and sites of business. For details call 804-643-1708 or visit www.1708gallery.com

The Richmond Flying Squirrels is holding their annual Ballpark Warming Party “Coats For Kids Drive” today from 9am-12pm at the Diamond. Drop off a coat and you could win prizes and one of a kid experiences with the Squirrels. Get details at www.milb.com or call 804-359-FUNN (3866)

The Civic Affairs History Committee of Fourth Baptist Church, 2800 P Street, presents Renowned Harpist Jeff Majors, November 9, at Fourth Baptist Church at 4:00 p.m. Also performing will be the Joyful Noise Quartet, Hosted by CBS 6 Shelby Brown, tickets are $20, at Barky’s Record Shop, The Gospel Bookstore & Fourth Baptist Church, or call 804-644-1013.

James River Valley Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, Fall Fashion Inspiration VJ, a fundraiser for Breast Cancer Research, Sunday, November 10, 6:30pm, at Saks Fifth Avenue, Stony Point Fashion Park, food, wine, door prizes and shopping; tickets $50, tickets not sold at the door, for tickets visit www.jamesrivervalleylinksinc.org.

Neighborhood Housing Services of Richmond, “Empower Yourself Against Default” Saturday, November 9, 9am – 5pm, 2712 Chamberlayne Avenue, for details www.nhsofr.org or call 804-329-2500.

FUTURE EVENTS: Volunteer for RVA Feed The City, Celebration and Dinner, Sunday, November 24, 2-5pm, details www.RVAFeedtheCity.com.

The City’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities will host a Veterans Day commemoration celebration on Monday November 11, starting at 7 p.m.  at the World War I Memorial Carillon located in Byrd Park 1300 Blanton Avenue.  Performers include Lawrence Robinson, City Carillonneur who will perform on the Carillon Bells; and The Virginians, the performing chorus of the Richmond Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.  The Virginians will be performing various patriotic and barbershop selections. This event is free and open to the public.  For more information call (804) 646-1031 or www.RichmondGov.com/parks

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