Hispanic Heritage Month: Taino Rock Carvings | Mon., Sept. 26 | 4:30 p.m. | RPL Belmont Meeting Room, 3100 Ellwood Ave. | Free | Get to know the history of the Taino, an indigenous people that many Puerto Ricans, Cubans, and Dominicans can trace their heritage back to.
Geeks Who Drink Trivia | Tues., Sept. 27 | 7-9 p.m. | Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Richmond, 2410 Ownby Ln. | Free entry | Test your knowledge of all sorts of nerd culture with a beer in hand. 🧠
Dreamers’ Circus | Wed., Sept. 28 | 7:30 p.m. | Modlin Center for the Arts, 453 Westhampton Way | $30+ | New Nordic music with a trio of experts in violin, accordion, and piano. 🎻
Fall Board Connector | Wed., Sept. 28 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | The Collaboratory of Virginia at U-TURN, 2101 Maywill St. | Free | Network + learn new ways to serve the Richmond community through nonprofit board service.
Colonial Downs Oktoberfest | Thurs., Sept. 29 | 6 p.m. | Colonial Downs Racetrack, 10515 Colonial Downs Pkwy. | $50 | Toast to the end of summer with craft beer + four courses of German fare. 🍺
“The Thing” | Thurs., Sept. 29 | 7 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $8 | Members of an American scientific research outpost in Antarctica find themselves battling a parasitic alien organism capable of perfectly imitating its victims. 🍿
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A locally-owned discount storeis opening in Henrico on Sat., Oct. 1. Smalls sources its inventory of household items, sporting goods, electronics + tools from purchasing lost packages to prevent consumer waste. Most products are under $20. 🛍 (Henrico Citizen)
$13.7 million. That’s how much the Richmond Fire Department was awardedfrom a FEMA grant. This money will help add 72 positions in the department for four new fire companies, including an engine and three truck companies. 🚒 (NBC12)
Looking to taste something new? The annual Richmond Mini-Greek Festival will run Thurs., Nov. 10-Sat., Nov. 12 at the Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral (30 Malvern Ave.) from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. each day. Guests can look forward to live music, food, and traditional performances. 🇬🇷 (ABC8 News)
A multiuse development at Innsbrook in Henrico was bought by Northland, a Massachusetts-based firm. The $5 million Nuckols Road property is planned to house hundreds of condos, apartments, retail space + a hotel. 🏨 (Richmond BizSense)
The VA Hispanic Chamber has opened registration for eateries to participate in Restaurante Week in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Explore Latin cuisine across the Richmond area from Mon., Oct. 10-Sun., Oct. 16. 🍽
This week, Auntie Ning’s + several other restaurants will be donating 15% of all proceeds to help communities in Puerto Rico impacted by Hurricane Fiona. The money will go to Commodore Sociales, a nonprofit that provides health and wellness resources on the island. 🇵🇷
Workbench RVA has released its October schedule of classes. Guests and members can make planter boxes, earrings, charcuterie boards, or even a beer bottle caddy with the help of the Workbench crew. 🔨
Blue Sky Fund, a nonprofit geared towards youth development, will host its Hike for Kids on Sat., Oct. 22. Various distances are offered + all are welcome to celebrate afterwards at the post-hike party. Register online. 🌿
Ever seen an otter flip pancakes? Or, how about a skateboarding rabbit? Now is your chance. At the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s new Wonder Tower, local artist Matt Lively is painting a mural featuring animals of the James River doing imaginative activities. See how you can help bring the project to life. 🎨 *
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Artist Jowarnise Caston created “Instrumental Reverberation” for the 2nd Street Festival. Jowarnise draws inspiration from African textile design, contemporary fashion, and urban culture. She typically works in graphic design and classical painting.
Prints of her poster will be available to purchase at the free Jackson Ward fest, which runs Sat., Oct. 1-Sun., Oct. 2
Cassandra Kim’s poster for the Richmond Folk Festival features a trio of animal musicians. She works mainly with acrylic oils to create realistic portraiture of other animals with classical painting techniques.
Her poster will be on sale at the Folk Fest from Fri., Oct. 7-Sun., Oct. 9 + is also the label of Hardywood’s official Folk Festbier Bavarian-style lager.
Today’s issue was written by Katie.
Editor’s pick: Over the weekend, I went up to DC with my mom to catch Elton John on his farewell tour. What’s your favorite concert memory you’ve had here in Richmond? Tell us the story.
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