Fall foliage will likely peak in mid October. | Photo by @ginter.park on Instagram
We’re still a few weeks away from peak fall foliage in Virginia, but don’t leaf your planning until its too late. Here’s a guide to where to watch the leaves change based on how close to homeyou want to stay.
Bonus: Check out this map from Virginia Tourism to learn when fall foliage is expected to peak. For our region, it’s mid October.
🍂 Stay in the city
Take a walk down Monument Avenue, wander through Byrd, Bryan, or Forest Hill Park, or set up a picnic at Maymont. Bike or walk along the Capital Trail or visit Hollywood Cemetery.
RVA Rapid Transit Talk | Thurs., Sept. 22 | 12 p.m. | Virtual | Free, RSVP | Tune in to hear GRTC’s Mike Frontiero and Tim Barham chat about service expansion + the bus operator shortage. 🚌
Ulysses S. Grant: Life and Legacy | Thurs., Sept. 22 | 6 p.m. | The American Civil War Museum, 480 Tredegar St. | $10, members free | Dr. Joan Waugh will discuss how the 18th president’s reputation has changed over time.
We have amonthly guide filled with events + activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
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Super Coffee is available in three flavors: Cinnamon Roll, Caramel Waffle, and Blueberry Muffin. | Photo provided by Super Coffee
Real talk, Richmond: A lot of us are go, go, go all of the time. If you’ve ever wished you could get your protein smoothie + caffeine fix at the same time, then Super Coffee might be exactly what you need.
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Novelty soda + candy shop Rocket Fizz will close at the end of September. Read the Carytown store’s goodbye sign announcing the news.
Watch out for delays near the intersection of Chamberlayne Avenue + Lombardy Streetstarting today through next Fri., Sept. 30. Some lanes will be closed as crews work to upgrade curb ramps and traffic signals. ⚠️
There’s a new mixed-use development in the works in Chesterfield. Midlothian Depot, a $175 million project, would be anchored by a grocery store at the corner of Midlothian Turnpike + Alverser Drive. Plans also include 350 apartments and 30,000 sqft of commercial space. 🛍 (Richmond BizSense)
The Flying Squirrels start competing for the League Championship tomorrow. They’ll face the second-half division winner in an away game before returning to the Diamond on Thursday at 6:35 p.m. for Game 2. Snag a ticket now. ⚾️
The VCU Athletics Village’s tennis facility received a major gift last week when an anonymous donor pledged $2.5 million towards the project. When completed, the center will have six indoor and 12 outdoor courts for Rams + Richmonders. 🎾
Jerry Seinfeld has added a second show to his stop in Richmond at the Altria Theater on Fri., Dec. 2. Tickets for the late-night performance will go on sale this Fri., Sept. 23 at 10 a.m. 🎟
The RVA East End Festival is this Sat., Sept. 24 from 12-9 p.m. at Henry L. Marsh III Elementary School. Proceeds from the event will go towards music + arts programsat RPS. Swing by to see performances by the Richmond Symphony, Richmond Urban Dance, and Legacy Band. 🎶
Doug E. Fresh — the original human beatbox — is set to perform at the Richmond Performing Arts Alliance Annual Gala & Benefit Concert. The event will take place Thurs., Nov. 3 at the Dominion Energy Center. Get a ticket to the full event or just the special show.
15,000. That’s the number of frozen burritos Richmonder Jim Hamilton has donated to feed the hungry since launching his company Sous Casa in 2020. Jim was the personal chef to the band Phish before starting the business. Sous Casa says it donates a burrito for every one sold. 🌯 (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
122. That’s how many years Chesapeake Bank has been putting the community (and its customers) first. Here are five ways the local bank goes above and beyond.*
Richmonders are invited to celebrate the healing power of art by making a donation to the Leave Your Mark project. Local artist Matt Lively is painting a mural at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s new Wonder Tower. Those who donate couldhave their idea painted in the mural. 🎨*
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The painting "Jessie with Guitar" (1957) is featured on the can. | Photo courtesy VMFA
See “Storied Strings” and sip on a lager in its honor starting next month. The VMFA collaborated with Starr Hill Brewery to create a limited-edition beer which will be available on Sat., Oct. 1.
Be among the first to try the brew at the release party, which will take place at Starr Hill Beer Hall & Rooftop(3406 W. Leigh St.) from 4:30-9 p.m. The light-bodied beer is said to have notes of biscuit + toffee and a subtle malt sweetness.
The lager release is timed with the Sat., Oct. 8 opening of the VMFA’s new exhibition, “Storied Strings: The Guitar in American Art.” The exhibit will feature 125 works of art — including 35 musical instruments — and a fully-functioning recording studio. Get tickets here.
Today’s issue was written by Robin.
Editor’s pick: It was a big festival weekend in the River City. Follow along on our Instagram to see what the RICtoday team got up to. 🎨
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