What’s Booming: InLight-en Yourself with a Few Fifths

By Steve Cook | November 11th, 2021

Lights, a tipsy festival, and plenty of music

Beethoven bust Photo Davidcrehner Dreamstime. What’s Booming: InLight-en Yourself with a Few Fifths

InLight-en yourself with a few fifths: From sips of great bourbons to a fifth of Beethoven. From tasty vodka to the singing Taters. Plus InLight brightens up Richmond’s waterfront.

InLight 2021

Friday, Nov. 12 and Saturday, Nov. 13 from 7-11 p.m. at Great Shiplock Park

Come, get enlightened about Richmond’s history as part of Great Shiplock Park, part of the James River and Kanawha Canal system. This is 1708 Gallery’s 14th annual exhibition featuring artwork that embraces light and sound through sculpture, installation, and performance.


Stony Point Beer, Wine & Spirits Festival

Saturday, Nov. 13 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Stony Point Fashion Park

Your ticket gets you access to unlimited samplings from some of the area’s most popular distilleries, breweries, and wineries. Plus live music, games, and more. Now, that’s the spirit.


Beethoven’s Fifth

Saturday, Nov. 13 at 8. p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 14 at 3 p.m. at the Dominion Energy Center

No, it’s not yet another sequel featuring that loveable St. Bernard. This is the real thing – the world’s most famous symphony – performed by the Richmond Symphony under Music Director Valentia Peleggi.


Music Theatre International’s All Together Now!

Sunday, Nov. 14 and Monday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center – Glen Allen

You’ll leave the theater whistling your favorite Broadway tunes, or, at least, the favorite tunes of the Henrico Theater Company’s performers. There’s a little of everything from Beauty and the Beast to Little Shop of Horrors.


The Taters

Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Firehouse Theatre Project

No offense, Ludwig, but if you prefer words with your music and if your tastes lean towards American Pop, R&B and Rock ’n’ Roll, then join The Taters for an eclectic evening of the music that used to fill your AM dial.


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