Weekend Events: Comic Con, Craft Beers, Wine & Oysters

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Wizard World Richmond Comic Con September 12th - 14th at The Greater Richmond Convention Center featuring Lou Ferrigno "The Incredible Hulk", Dave Bautista, Manu Bennett, James Marsters, Bruce Campbell and special guests Adam West and Burt Ward of "Batman & Robin", Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Sons of Anarchy) and many others, at  Friday 3pm - 8pm, Saturday 10am - 7pm & Sunday Kids Day 11am - 5pm, 3-day tickets are $75 and one-day passes are available, for more details visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-richmond.html. Jason David Frank: Chris Jostes, Celeb Photo Ops; Lou Ferrigno: Chris Jostes, Celeb Photo Ops; Michael Rooker: Chris Jostes, Celeb Photo Ops; Super Heroes: Archuleta, Wizard World.

Unlimited sampling of some of Virginia's finest beverages at the annual Dooley Noted Society's Wine & Beer Classic at the Children's Farm at Maymont, Friday, September 12th, 7pm - 10:30pm, a fundraiser for The Maymont Foundation. Virginia Breweries, Wine provided by The Robins Cellars, live music, food, games, and a fun evening for the 21 and older crowd. For tickets visit http://www.maymont.org/wine-beer-tickets or call 804-358-7166, ext. 313.

43rd Street Festival of the Arts, Saturday, September 13th, 10am - 5pm, Forest Hill Avenue & 43rd Street, on sale paintings, prints, handcrafted jewelry, and sculpture to music, face painting, food and other vendors, free and open to the public.

The Amazing  2 Wheel Chase Cookout and Tailgate is a chance for motorcycle riders to give back, a portion of the proceeds benefits  "We are Virginia Veterans, Virginia Wounded Warrior Program. The Kids Park, Kids Krafty Parties, 1 - 3pm, hosted by Comedian Micah Bamm Bam' White, for details http://www.amazing2wheelchase.com.

14th Annual Buddy Walk, 3 Mile Walk/Run Saturday, September 13th, 9am - 12:30pm, at Virginia Union University, 1500 North Lombardy Street, call Floyd Miller at 804-726-3035, benefits Special Olympics Virginia.

Virginia is for oyster lovers! 7th annual Shockoe-on-the-Half Shell Festival is Sunday, September 14th, from noon - 5pm at the 17th Street Farmer's Market. Area Richmond restaurants will be serving up raw, grilled, roasted, smoked and fried oysters on the half shell, live music through out the day and beverages include beer, wine and cider. For more details visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1451753075081812/.

Chesterfield Craft Beer Festival Saturday, September 13th, 12 pm - 6pm at Westchester Commons, 15786  WC Main Street, Midlothian, Virginia Breweries, food, bands, advance tickets #20, $25 at the gate, for details visit, http://www.chesterfieldbeerfest.com/index.html.

Virginia In Action For Liberia Against Ebola, is a campaign organized by Diaspora Liberians and friends in Virginia to provide support and resources needed to control the spread of the Ebola virus in Liberia.  VALAE with its partners The Virginia Baptist Mission Board are asking are collecting “Medical Supplies Drive/Drop-Off", Saturday, September 13th, Short Pump Wal-Mart 11400 Broad Street, Glen Allen, 8am – 4pm, collecting disinfectants, Clorox, hand sanitizer, wipes, rubbing alcohol, Lysol spray, pain/fever relief tablets, latex, & vinyl gloves, all sizes, hospital gowns, (fluid resistant only) disposable boot & shoe covers, surgical & polycarbonate face shields, disposable hair nets & aprons with sleeves, splash protection safety goggles, for shipment to Liberia. For more information call Rev. Dr. Calvin Birch 804-714-7450, Levi Johnson 804-819-0291, Garway Bright 804-908-7415 or Rev. Adam Kyne 804-308-6356.

Help Stomp Out Sickle Cell, Mt. Hermon Baptist Church Junior Missionary First Sickle Cell Walk, Saturday, September 13, walk starts at 9am, 2814 Moss Side Avenue, Richmond, $5, donations benefit ASK Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic, details call 804-405-0738.

FUTURE Events: LEGO KidsFest: Five sessions – all identical and 4 ½ hours in length – are held at each tour stop. LEGO KidsFest tickets are between $22-$25 for adults and $20-$23 for children and can be purchased online at http://www.LEGOKidsFest.com.
Covering more than three acres of space, the LEGO KidsFest brings all of the creative hands-on, minds-on fun of LEGO building and experiences together in an activity- and entertainment-packed family event for children of all ages and builders of all skills and interests. Details http://www.visitrichmondva.com/.

An Evening of Classics with The Stylistics featuring Russell Thompkins Jr. performing Live Sunday, September 28, two shows 3pm & 7pm at the John Marshall Ballroom 101 North 5th Street Downtown Richmond. Ticket info and reserved table seating 804-353-9180, tickets available at BK Music, Plan 9 Records and Barkys Records  18 East Broad Street.

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