Edgar Allan Poe was a sad, strange man whose death ultimately was as bleak and mysterious as the stories he wrote. Celebrate his 206th birthday this Saturday, January 17th at the Richmond Poe Museum. The 12 hour celebration boasts live music, performances, exhibit openings, tours and a midnight toast to the man himself. One of the walking tours includes retracing the steps of Poe’s last night in Richmond. The other tour will be led by Poe’s final fiancée Elmira Shelton of a few places the two enjoyed. There be readings of “The Raven,” “Tell-Tale Heart,” and “The Cask of Amontillado;” live music from Margot MacDonald, The Embalmers, and Fool’s Errand.
Tickets are $5. The event starts at noon. 1914 E. Main Street.