What's Booming: Film, Wine and Lederhosen

September 11th, 2017

The best events this week to peel you off your couch.

Wednesday, September 13

For a quick dose of reality check, head to Henrico for their screening of the documentary, A New High. The film follows a group of women working to overcome homelessness and addiction through mountain climbing. Emotional, riveting, yet hopefully inspirational. Presented by the Henrico County Drug Court and Henrico Area Mental Health and Development Services. Free. Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Henrico Theater.

And hey! Did you know it’s James River week? Lots of events, both fun and productive, to be found. Check out how you can participate!

Thursday, September 14

Celebrate the inspiration and creativity of African-Americans from around the globe during the Afrikana Independent Film Festival. Film screenings, comedy, music, after parties and an overall appreciation for a race that does amazing things for our world. Thursday, Sept. 14 through Sunday, Sept. 17. Check website for various locations.

Friday, September 15

The Richmond Symphony is back with their 2017-2018 season, and they’re kicking it off this weekend. Enjoy the soothing notes of Joshua Bell (violinist extraordinaire) and Yesong Sophie Lee (adorable and talented 13-year-old musical prodigy) on Opening Night. Friday, Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. at the Carpenter Theater.

Put a little German in your weekend … and your stein glass. The St. Benedict Oktoberfest is back for the 13th year in a row, with beer, pretzels, beer, lederhosen, beer, music and beer. Prost! Friday, Sept. 15 through Sunday, Sept. 17 at St. Benedict Catholic Church.

Saturday, September 16

A chill is in the air, Halloween is around the corner and things are just a little bit eerier this season of the year. So what better time to go see The Woman in Black, a spine-tingling play about a ghost who haunts the area where her child was murdered? Opening night Saturday, Sept. 16. Through Oct. 21 at Swift Creek Mill Theatre.

Attention Richmond: wine festival season is upon us. That’s right. That means it’s time to dig up that wine koozie necklace that you bought on an inebriated impulse a few years ago. But if you’re not exactly sure where to focus your vine-infused energies, we’ve got your Virginia Wine Festival guide right here, allllll season long. Buckle up, gang (just don’t drive) … it’s going to be a busy fall.

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