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“The Rocky Horror Show” is returning to the
Richmond Triangle Players this fall in honor of the theater company’s 30th anniversary.
In 2019, tickets to the cult classic musical quickly sold-out.
“When we staged it in 2019, we had intended for it to be an annual event, but the pandemic put an end to that thinking. So after a two year hiatus, we are back,” Phil Crosby, executive director, said via email.
Durron Marquis Tyre will play the central role of Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter.
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Durron Marquis Tyre will play the central role of Dr. Frank ‘N’ Furter. Tyre most recently starred in RTP’s productions of “Falsettos” and “Sugar in Our Wounds.”
This year’s production features an almost an entirely new cast, with only two performers returning from last time. Elle Meerovich will reprise the role of Riff Raff and Jim Morgan, who played Frank ‘N’ Furter in the previous production, will now be playing the Narrator.
“The Rocky Horror Show” will play a limited run with 14 performances Oct. 5-Oct. 22.
Tickets went on sale yesterday and set a record for sales, according to Crosby. Tickets are $45, previews are $20 and students are $10. Performances are held at Robert B. Moss Theatre, 1300 Altamont Ave.
www.rtriangle.org or 804) 346-8113.
Richmond fall festival guide: Pumpkin picking, Harvest Fest & fall festivities
ARMENIAN FOOD FESTIVAL
It’s the 62nd year for the Armenian Food Festival, an area favorite dishing up shish kebabs, stuffed grape leaves, hummus and fresh baked items. Two days only this year: 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. St. James Armenian Church, 834 Pepper Ave. Free entry; pay as you go.
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43RD STREET FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
Fine art and craft festival with food and music. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free entry. 43rd Street and Forest Hill Avenue.
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AFRIKANA FILM FESTIVAL
Four-day festival celebrating Black stories and storytellers. Times and prices vary.
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RVA STREET ART FESTIVAL
RVA Street Art Festival is returning to the place where it all began: the Power Plant building along the Haxall Canal where new murals will be painted over the old ones. Featuring artists Nils Westergard, Wingchow, DKane, Emily Herr, Auz and more. With food trucks and beer. 3-7 p.m. Sept. 16, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 17, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 18.
ST. BENEDICT OKTOBERFEST
t. 16-18It’s Richmond’s largest outdoor Oktoberfest celebration in the heart of the Museum District with a vast selection of German and local craft beer, German cuisine, plus a Christkindlmarkt and children’s play area. Free entry; pay as you go. 4-11 p.m. Sept. 16, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 17, noon-6 p.m. Sept. 18 at St. Benedict Catholic Church, 300 N. Sheppard St. www.stbenedict oktoberfest.com
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RICHMOND VEG FEST
Dig in to vegetarian-friendly dishes from Richmond restaurants, plus vendors, speakers, music and more. Noon-6 p.m. Byrd Park, 1301 Blanton Ave. Free entry; pay as you go.
Mac and Cheese Festival
Mac and Cheese Festival
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RICHMOND MINI-GREEK FESTIVAL
The Richmond Greek Festival hasn’t been hosted since 2019 due to the pandemic as well as supply chain challenges. But now it’s back — the appetizer-size version, at least — to win over your senses like a triumphant Perseus returning with Medusa’s head. It will all be there: pork souvlaki, moussaka, spanakopita, gyro and loukoumades. Something just feels right about once again pointing your minivan to Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Opa! 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 30 Malvern Ave. Free admission; pay as you go.
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New event brings a taste of Oktoberfest to Maymont with white tents, Oktoberfest beers, live music, kids activities, German fare, bratwurst and schnitzel, yard games and fire pits. 6-10 p.m. Sept. 23, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 24. $5-$10 entry; food and drink extra. 1700 Hampton St.
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STATE FAIR OF VIRGINIA
t. 23-Oct. 2Midway rides, animals, agriculture and live music. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. The Meadow Event Park, Doswell. $11.50-$15; free for ages 4 and younger; midway rides extra. www.statefairva.org
VA PrideFest returns for the first time in three years with performers, music, vendors, food trucks and festivities to celebrate the LGBTQ community. Noon-8 p.m. Brown’s Island. Free entry; pay as you go.
Celebrate local food, artisans and artists. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Chester Village, Chester. www.
HOG ON THE HILL
Postponed due to weather.
POWHATAN'S FESTIVAL OF THE GRAPE
Powhatan's popular wine festival offers unlimited wine tasting from 30 Virginia wineries at Historic Courthouse Village, 3887 Old Buckingham Road. $20-$25.
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RICHMOND FOLK FESTIVAL
Three days of music on six stages with more than 30 performers from around the world. Plus food, vendors, folklife and more. Richmond’s riverfront. Free, $10 suggested donation.
Oct. 7 & 8
German music, food, dancing and beverages. Richmond Raceway Complex. $12-$15, free for children under age 15, food extra.
PUMPKIN PICKING AT HANOVER VEGETABLE FARM
Starts Oct. 1
Hayrides, corn maze, petting zoo, corn bin and lots more fall festivities every weekend through Oct. 31. Hanover Vegetable Farm. $7 entry, $15 all you can carry.
FESTIVAL OF INDIA
Celebration of Indian food, dancing, culture. Greater Richmond Convention Center. Free entry; pay as you go.
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Oyster roast, food and music. St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church. $2 suggested donation.
Virginia wine festival at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture; includes admission to “Cheers, Virginia!” exhibit. $10-$35.
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SCOTT'S ADDITION PUMPKIN FESTIVAL
Pumpkin-themed food, craft beer, music and harvest festival. Boulevard from Leigh Street to Broad Street.
Scott’s Addition Pumpkin Festival