FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13 & 14
More two dozen businesses will participate in Lakeside’s 11th annual Holly Jolly Christmas on November 13 and 14. Shoppers will be able to ride the free Holly Jolly Trolleys along Lakeside Avenue between Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and Bryan Park Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shoppers will find vintage treasures, gourmet foods, unique gift items, home decor, and special sales and discounts. Santa Claus will be available for photos and donations will be collected for the Lakeside Volunteer Rescue Squad. The Lakeside Farmers’ Market will host a special Friday night holiday market and its regular Saturday market (from 8 a.m to noon) Nov. 14, with a variety of homegrown and homemade food, clothing and gift items available for purchase from local vendors. For more information, search “Lakeside Avenue” on Facebook or visit tinyurl.com/LakesideAvenue.
RICHMOND ANTHEM MARATHON: Friday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Allianz Global Assistance Health & Fitness Expo, Packet pick-up and walk-up registration at the Arthur Ashe Center 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Race Saturday, 7:00 a.m. HCA Virginia 8k start (8th & Broad Street), 7:30 a.m. American Family Fitness Half Marathon start (Wave A) (7th & Broad Street), 7:45 a.m. Anthem Richmond Marathon start (5th & Grace Street) 8am-3pm, Post-race celebration at Brown’s Island and at the finish line (5th & Tredegar) 11:30 a.m. Half Marathon course close 3:00 p.m. For more details visit http://www.sportsbackers.org/events/richmond-marathon/.
Unity in Our Community Weekend Friday – Sunday, brings activists, artists and community leaders together showing solidarity against violent crimes in Richmond using the arts. Friday Open Mic at Zoetics Bar & Lounge, 17 west Main Street 8pm, live band. Saturday Unity Concert in Mosby Court at Coalter and Redd Streets 2-5pm, from 7-midnight Cary 100 Restaurant & lounge 100 East Cary Street, Sunday Unity Walk 3pm, meet at Richmond city Hall 90 East Broad Street, walk to Africa Burial Grounds, and from 7-11pm cool down session at Zoetics Bar & Lounge, 17 west Main Street. for details call 804-252-0334. Events are free and open to the public.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14
Helicopter, Tanks & Trucks Military Vehicle Fair – For the first time the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10657 in Ashland and the Virginia Military Vehicle Association are sponsoring a Military Vehicle Fair from 9am – 5pm. The event features a Huey Gunship Helicopter, M20 Armored Scout Car with a .50 caliber machine gun ring with driver and crew protected by armored plates – WWI, a T34 Russian Tank, M38 Jeep – Korea, 151 Jeep & Mule – Vietnam, and other Military equipment from WWI WWII, Korea, Vietnam and Desert Storm. Many of the vehicles have been restored by members of the VAMVA and have been seen throughout Richmond. Children and adults will be able to touch, feel and climb aboard many of the equipment and members will be on hand to answer questions and share stories. The fair is on the grounds of VFW Post 10657, 11568 Cedar Lane, in Ashland. The event is free but donations are appreciated, for more information visit www.VAMVA.org or call 804-241-8182.
InLight Richmond continues with its large format projections, light-inspired sculptures and interactive projects on the grounds of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Friday 7pm to midnight and Saturday 7pm to 10pm. The VMFA will have also have extended hours during the event. For more details visit www.1708gallery.org or www.vfma.museum or call 804-340-1400.
The Mini-Greek Festival continues Friday & Saturday 11am – 8pm at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 30 Malvern Avenue for more details visit https://wtvr.com/2015/11/12/mini-greek-festival-this-weekend-offers-fans-a-fix-with-popular-dishes/.
Another Beer Festival to add to the growing list of festivals in the River City, Hops in the Park Harvest Festival is at Henricus Historical Park in Chesterfield (251 Henricus Park Road, Chester) Saturday, noon – 9pm, it is a celebration of Virginia agriculture. It features more than fifteen Virginia craft breweries, meaderies, and cideries, a Virginia Grown Farmers Market, food vendors and live music. For more information log onto http://hopsinthepark.com/cms/.
A new Ice Rink opens for the Winter, The Rink at West Broad Village is now opened through January 18, 2016 at Short Pump at West Broad Village. The Ice Rink is located on “The Pad,” the grassy lawn across from Aloft Richmond West Hotel, (2301 Old Brick Road in Glen Allen). Adult admission is $10, children $8, and skate rental is $4. Hours are Friday 3 pm -11 pm, Saturday 11 am – 11 pm, Sunday 11 am – 7 pm. For more details log onto http://www.westbroadvillageicerink.com/ or call 804-221-4242.
RVA On Ice opens November 25 and runs through Sunday, January 3, 2016, skating under the Richmond skyline next to the Carpenter Theater. Season Pass $25, general admission $5, seniors $4, Military with ID $4, children 5 and under free. Skate rental adults $5, children 5 and under $3, tickets for RVA On Ice are available at the Carpenter Theatre Box Office, 600 East Grace Street. For group rates and details visit http://www.SkateRVAOnIce.com or call 804-592-3400.
The Crowde Show heard on 89.9 WCVE featuring George Maida celebrates its 30th Anniversary Tuesday, November 17 with live performances that include music, poetry and comedy. The concert is at WCVE Studios 23 Sesame Street from 6-10pm. Tickets sold at the door, non-perishable items collected for FeedMore. For more information visit http://ideastations.org/radio/electric-croude.
2nd annual Virginia Monshine Festival, a moonshine and high-end whiskey tasting, Saturday, November 21, 2pm in the Old Dominion Building at RIR. Master distillers on hand with information about many of the more than fifteen moonshines in-house that day including RVA’s Belle Isle Craft Spirits. Tickets are $35, early entry at noon tickets $49, designated drivers $10. for details visit http://vamoonshinefestival.com/ or http://www.threeoneoneproductions.com/events/.