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RVA Beer Week is Here!

Thursday, October 31st, 2013
Richmond may be a small city but there are a handful of things it does well: it knows how to throw a good festival, it knows how to motivate both young and old into participating in over a dozen different marathons every year and of course, it knows how to capitalize on the next big thing- i.e. craft beers.

RVA Beer week runs November 1-10th. Basically, every place in town that serves beer will offer some sort of deal, special, event or unique tasting. For a comprehensive list of the deals and events happening this week, visit: http://rvanews.com/food/

Keep an eye out for the following events:

  • 3rd Annual Autumn Bottom Brews. Sun Nov 3rd. Come down to Shockoe Bottom’s Historic 17th Street Market and enjoy a day of local craftsmen, food, music, and beer. All beer proceeds go to the Enrichmond charity. 12:00 – 5:00 PM
  • RVA Brewers Parade. Mon Nov 4th. The Richmond area’s breweries will be bar crawling in Carytown, starting at the Portrait house at 5:30 PM. Brewers and staff from Rusty Beaver, Hardywood, Legend, Midnight, Extra Billys’s, Strangeways, Center of the Universe, Isley Brewing, and Lickinghole Creek will be hitting 7 Carytown restaurants. Come join the group and support RVA beer! 5:30 – 10:00 PM
  • Strangeways Brewery. Fri Nov 8th. Brews & Burlesque. A first of its kind for RVA. Join Those Freaking Weirdos as they take to the stage in, of all places, the tasting room of STRANGEWAYS BREWING. 9:00 PM
  • 4th Annual Beeristoric Tour of Richmond. Sun Nov 10. Enjoy this fun combination of special RVA craft beers, local food, and a Richmond beer history tour guided by two Virginia historians. 2 Buses one leaving from Capital Ale House Downtown, one leaving from Mekong. Tickets are available at Center of The Universe Brewery and Strangeways Brewery $45.00 a piece. 11:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Haunted Trolley ride

Sunday, October 27th, 2013
With Halloween a mere couple of days away, you may be asking yourself- what if I don’t want to celebrate during the week but rather, during the weekend? Never fear- there are still plenty of spooky delights waiting for you this Saturday and Sunday.

There is Kings Dominion’s Halloween Haunt and Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream but nothing says Richmond quite like a haunted trolley ride.

The Ghouls Ghost Tour takes you back into time- the 1920s actually, as you speed along downtown Richmond in an old trolley car. Your ghostly guide, a reanimated spirit from the golden age, will take you to some of Richmond’s most famous haunts, sharing some of the city’s darkest secrets. The tour runs an hour. Tickets cost $26.

The last tour runs this Saturday, November 2nd at 9pm. To find out more information, visit: http://richmondghouls.com

The Undead are coming to Carytown!

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
The Richmond Zombie Walk, now in it’s 9th year, has become a welcome tradition to the employees, shop owners and visitors 0f Carytown. Every year, close to Halloween, for one afternoon, moms, dads, teens, tweens, babies and toddlers dress up in their scariest Halloween garb to walk the streets of Carytown as the undead. Hundreds of people participate, creating quite the spectacle. Zombies are not allowed to enter stores or attack bystanders. Visitors are welcome to take photos or get bitten and join in as a victim. This year’s walk helps benefit the American Cancer Society.

The event starts Saturday, October 26th at 2:30pm. The zombies will start walking in front of Kroger, loop around the Byrd Theater and end across the street from Kroger. For more information, visit: http://richmondzombiewalk.com/

Richmond Discoveries I- Free Art

Sunday, October 20th, 2013
The Richmond Zombie Walk, now in it’s 9th year, has become a welcome tradition to the employees, shop owners and visitors 0f Carytown. Every year, close to Halloween, for one afternoon, moms, dads, teens, tweens, babies and toddlers dress up in their scariest Halloween garb to walk the streets of Carytown as the undead. Hundreds of people participate, creating quite the spectacle. Zombies are not allowed to enter stores or attack bystanders. Visitors are welcome to take photos or get bitten and join in as a victim. This year’s walk helps benefit the American Cancer Society.

The event starts Saturday, October 26th at 2:30pm. The zombies will start walking in front of Kroger, loop around the Byrd Theater and end across the street from Kroger. For more information, visit: http://richmondzombiewalk.com/

2013 Fall Restaurant Week is coming!

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
What is Restaurant Week, you may ask? It’s an opportunity for food lovers alike to get out and experience the best that Richmond restaurants have to offer.

Chefs from select restaurants have created a three-course, fixed price menu for $25.13 per person for the entire week. The restaurants will donate $2.13 per meal sold to FeedMore, the core hunger-relief organization for Central Virginia.

Restaurants participating, include: Amuse, Acacia Mid-Town, Helen’s, Secco Wine Bar, The Tobacco Company, Mezzanine and many more. Make sure to secure a reservation ahead of time, as they tend to go quickly.

To find out more information as well as to get a more comprehensive list of the restaurants, visit: http://richmondrestaurantweek.com/

Boats and History, what’s not to love?

Sunday, October 13th, 2013
Whenever I’m visiting a new city, I find myself jumping at the chance to try anything new or out of the ordinary. How frequently do you find yourself riding a canal boat?

Richmond’s canals were originally created in 1789 after George Washington lobbied the General Assembly to proceed with his vision of a canal and turnpike system that would connect the harbors of the east to the trade and market opportunities of the west.

Visitors can either take a 40-minute, historically narrated tour or charter a private cruise of the James River and Kanawha Canal. The boats, which are covered, can accommodate up to 35 people. They run every hour on the hour, Thursday-Sunday 12- 7pm.

To find out more information, visit: http://www.venturerichmond.com/

Fall Pumpkin Festival- October 26

Friday, October 11th, 2013
If there’s one thing Richmond is good at- it’s hosting a festival. This year marks the first annual Boulevard Pumpkin Festival- an all-ages community event highlighting all of the best things of Fall and the historic Scott’s Addition area.

There will be community dining and local delicacies from area restaurants and specialty food vendors. There will be a play area for kids, equipped with rides, face painting and other smaller activities. There will be local vendors and artisans, craft beers and wine, a pumpkin themed cook-off, live music and of course, plenty of pumpkins!

FREE parking will be available at the Flying Squirrels Diamond. A portion of festival proceeds will benefit Bon Secours Movin’ Mania, Feed RVA and Scott’s Addition. The event runs October 26 12-6 pm. For more information, visit: www.BoulevardPumpkinFestival.com.

Mythbuster stars performing in Richmond this December!

Sunday, October 6th, 2013
All of us, somewhere deep down inside, secretly love to blow things up, or, at the very least, watch it happen. We love to take things apart and see how they work, we love testing our limits and most of all- we love to prove the impossible is actually possible. I’d like to believe that’s why the show, Mythbusters, has gained such a cult-like following.

Discovery Channel stars, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman will be bringing their show to the Landmark Theater, December 11th at 7:30pm. The live show will feature on-stage experiments, audience participation, video, and behind-the-scenes stories. Tickets are between $33-$128. To find out more information, visit: http://www.landmarktheater.net/

Catch the last Movie-In-the-Park this Friday!

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
It’s a cool fall evening in Richmond. What is there to do? Most museums and attractions are closed, you don’t want to be stuck in a restaurant all night or spend a fortune on a movie you probably won’t even like. So, why not pack a light dinner, a couple warm blankets and head over to Byrd Park to catch the last of the “Movies in the Park”?

Cozy up with a friend or a special someone and just enjoy the simple pleasure of being outdoors. The movie, Wreck-it Ralph, will premiere at Fountain Lake in Byrd Park this Friday, October 4th at 6:30pm. The first 500 people will get FREE sodas and popcorn.

To find out more information, visit: http://richmondvirginiaparks.blogspot.com

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