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“Rocky Horror Show”
VCU’s W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts

The cult film turns 40 this year, but it was a stage show first, featuring transvestites, cheerful genderbending and pastiches of 1950s pop songs. $20; student discounts. Midnight shows through Nov. 15. VCU’s W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, 922 Park Ave. Info:

Dia de los Muertos
Festival the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen

Dia de los Muertos Festival in conjunction with the Latin Ballet of Virginia. Dancing, music, treats, family activities. Free. 1-5 p.m., the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road.

Atlantic Chamber Ensemble
Unity of Bon Air

Atlantic Chamber Ensemble presents music and discussions exploring fear. Performances to include works by Britten, Shostakovich, Ravel and others, along with a world premiere from Arshak Andriasov. Free; donations accepted. 4 p.m., Unity of Bon Air, 923 Buford Road. Info: or

Weinstein JCC Game Day
Weinstein Jewish Community Center

This eighth annual event for adults 18 and up offers mahjong, bridge and other games. Lunch and snacks included. Donations will be accepted for Elmer Toth Community Food Pantry. $28. Weinstein Jewish Community Center, 5403 Monument Ave. Info:

All Saints, All Hallows, All Voices & Brass!
Cathedral of the Sacred Heart

Celebrate All Saints Day and its cultural descendant, All Hallows Eve, with the Fairfax Choral Society and the Washington Symphonic Brass performing works by St. Hildegard of Bingen, Berlioz, Verdi, Vaughn Williams and more. Free. 2:30 p.m., Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 800 S. Cathedral Place.

Virginia Thanksgiving Festival
The Berkeley Plantation

Celebrate at the site of the first Thanksgiving in the country, according to some scholars. Event features a parade, period games, the Chickahominy Tribal Dancers, candle dipping and more. $10/car. More info:


Altria Theater

The Tony-winning musical from Alan Menken, Harvey Fierstein and Disney Theatrical Productions, arrives in Richmond. $38-$78 plus fees. Through Nov. 8 at the Altria Theater. Info:

Civil War Nurse Discussion: Sally Tompkins
3rd Street Diner

Famed Civil War nurse Sally Tompkins will be discussed in “Dearest of Captains: Sally Tompkins and Robertson Hospital, presented by Kelly Hancock, interpretations and programs manager at the American Civil War Museum. Free. 6-8 p.m., 3rd Street Diner, 218 E. Main St.


Artist’s Talk and Exhibit
University of Richmond’s Visual Arts Building

Bosnian graphic designer Bojan Hadzihalilovi visits campus to discuss graphic design and activism. Part of the series “20 Years After Srebrenica: Bosnia and Herzegovina Today.” Free. 1 p.m., University of Richmond’s Visual Arts Building. Information:


Art and Remembrance
November Gallery of the Weinstein JCC

At age 15, Esther Krinitz disobeyed Nazi orders to report to a train station for “relocation,” fleeing with her younger sister to work with Polish farmers. In 1977, trained as a dressmaker, she began making art out of cloth. “Art and Remembrance: Images of the Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz” is an exhibit of her work. Free. Through Jan. 7 at the Sara D. November Gallery of the Weinstein JCC, 5403 Monument Ave. Info:

Aging 2.0
VCU Art Depot

Pitch Session, VCU students and entrepreneurs will share innovations in products and services in the field of aging in four-five minutes or less through a “pitch event” moderated by a business leader. Time for “liquid networking” and informational exchanges to learn from local leaders in the field. 5 pm - 7 pm. Free. VCU Art Depot, 814 W. Broad St. Info: or 922-5517.

“A Pulsing Heart, Paradise Is Now”
The Page Bond Gallery

A show of new paintings by Charlotte Culot. Opening reception 6-8 p.m. Exhibits through Dec. 5. The Page Bond Gallery, 1635 W. Main St. Info: or 359-3633.


“On Golden Pond”
Huguenot United Methodist Church

The Ernest Thompson drama about an elderly couple summering at the lake, opens. Continues on weekends through Nov. 22. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays. $12. Huguenot United Methodist Church, 10661 Duryea Drive. Info: or 272-6820, ext. 5.


Book Signing: Phyllis Lawson
Richmond Public Library

Author Phyllis Lawson signs “Quilt of Souls”; sponsored by Book People. Free. 1-3 p.m., Richmond Public Library, 101 E. Franklin St. Info: 646-7223.

Gospel Concert
Morning Star Baptist Church

Featuring Coral Harvey Armstrong, The Anointed Brothers, Heavenly Hands, Cierra Lunday, Gospel Music Workshop of America — Goochland Chapter and others. Free; offerings accepted. Doors open at 4 p.m. Morning Star Baptist Church, 3509 Midlothian Turnpike. Info: 852-1630


The Seventh Annual Short Pump Mile and Fun Run
Richmond’s largest timed youth road race. Participants receive race T-shirts, medals and refreshments. Awards to age group and overall winners. A 400-meter fun run (non-timed) is offered to children age 5 and younger who aren’t up to running a mile. Proceeds benefit community outreach programs. First heat at 7:45 a.m. Information:


Becoming a Foster Family
Virginia Baptist Resource Center

Learn about becoming a foster family. 6 p.m., Virginia Baptist Resource Center, 2828 Emerywood Parkway. Info: 201-9006 or email

Chris Tomlin
Altria Theater

The Grammy and Dove-award-winning Christian musician brings songs from his nine albums and 12 No. 1 radio singles. $30.50 - $42 (plus fees). 7 p.m. Altria Theater. Tickets: or 1-800-514-3849.


Health Fair
Parkside Assisted Living at Beth Sholom Campus

Free health screenings including blood pressure, cholesterol and more, presented by Beth Sholom Lifecare Community. 4-7 p.m., Parkside Assisted Living at Beth Sholom Campus, 150 John Rolfe Parkway. Info: Sue Berinato, or 421-5037.

UR Wind Ensemble
Various locations

UR Wind Ensemble performs Holst and other classics of the winds repertoire. Free. 7:30 p.m. Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music, University of Richmond. Info: (804)289-8277.

FRIDAY, Nov 13

“Tarzan: The Musical”
Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse

Presented by the young actors of SPARC. Based on the Disney adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs classic and featuring songs by Phil Collins. Through Nov. 15. $15. 7:30; matinee performances 2 p.m., Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse at Richmond CenterStage. Info: or 353-3393.

Harvest Celebration
Tricycle Gardens

Urban farming center Tricycle Gardens celebrates the season and presents its Golden Trowel Awards. $50. 5:30 p.m., 900 Bainbridge St. Info: 231-7767,


Hops in the Park Harvest Festival
Henricus Historical Park

A showcase of agribusiness activities related to the manufacturing of craft beer in the Commonwealth of Virginia, plus food popular in the 17th century. Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester. Info: (804) 748-1611.

MONDAY, Nov 16

UR Jazz and Contemporary Combos
Various locations

UR jazz and contemporary combos showcase student jazz and contemporary musicians playing bossa nova, swing and other styles. Free. 7:30 p.m. Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music, University of Richmond. Info: (804)289-8277.


Technology for Seniors
St. Mary’s Woods

Hands-on seminar on how to use Facebook and other topics, designed for people 55 and up. Free. Registration required. 10 a.m.-noon. St. Mary’s Woods, 1257 Marywood Lane. Info: (804)741-8624 or


The RVA Better Aging Forum meets
The Virginia Room at Imperial Plaza

Senior care/product/service industry professionals are invited. 11:30-1:00 in The Virginia Room at Imperial Plaza at 1717 Bellevue Ave. Info: 368-3200 or email

Suzanne Vega with Duncan Sheik
Modlin Center for the Arts

The singer-songwriters perform separately and together in a song cycle celebrating New York City. 7:30 p.m. $40 (discounts for seniors). Modlin Center for the Arts — Camp Concert Hall. Info: or 289-8980.


Affairs of the Hearth
Henricus Historical Park

A day-long, food-forward event explores 17th-century cooking for English soldiers, middle-class colonists, and Virginia Indians. Doors open to at 10 a.m.; $8 adults, $6 children ages 6–12. Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester. Info: (804) 748-1611.

“Go Set a Watchman” discussion
Book People

Readers, critics and fans of Harper Lee’s recently published novel are invited. Free. 1-3 p.m., Book People, 536 Granite Ave. Info: 288-4346 or


Skating Rink
6th and Broad Streets

Downtown cools down with a skating rink open to the public. Skates available for rental. $5, children 5 and under $3. Season passes $25. Hours vary daily; check online schedule. Through Jan. 3. At 6th and Broad streets. Info: or 592-3400.

FRIDAY, Nov 27

Opening, GardenFest of Lights
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Half a million lights twinkle at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens’ annual GardenFest of Lights. This year’s theme, “H2Whoa,” explores water in all its varieties. $12 adults, $8 children. Through Jan. 11. Info: or 262-9887.


Friendship, Trade & Feast
Henricus Historical Park

Friendship, Trade & Feast interprets the history of the first Thanksgiving. Learn and take part in cooking, games, songs and dances common to Virginians in 1611-1622. $8 adults, $6 for children ages 6-12, patrons free. Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester. Info: (804) 748-1611.