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Raise a toast to Richmond’s master of the macabre

The Poe Museum is celebrating the life and legacy of Richmond’s very own Edgar Allan Poe at his 215th birthday bash on Saturday, Jan. 20.

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Event proceeds benefit the Poe Museum and its mission: “illuminating Poe for everyone, evermore.”

Photo provided by The Poe Museum

Richmond’s own Edgar Allan Poe is turning 215…and The Poe Museum is throwing the man behind the tales of terror a birthday bash on Saturday, Jan. 20 from 4-10 p.m.

Poe-tential adventures under the heated tent include:

  • A keynote talk on Poe’s lasting impact on pop culture by Professor Scott Peeples, author of “The Man of the Crowd: Edgar Allan Poe and the City”
  • The Coldharts, masters of Poe-tic theater, bringing excerpts from their critically acclaimed shows to life
  • The Embalmers and The Charles Owens Trio setting the mood with spine-tingling tunes

Raise a pint of craft beer by Garden Grove Brewing, a glass of wine, or a non-alcoholic drink to Poe and satisfy your culinary cravings with TBT El Gallo. The Sweets Bar will be providing all the treats — because what’s a birthday party without a little something sweet?

Formal wear is not required, but the always dapper Edgar Allan Poe would certainly appreciate it.

Raise a raven-feather quill to Poe and snag tickets

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