5 Things

A beautiful dance, a disgusting parade. A delectable meal, some feats of strength. And the Rams. The Rams are back. Do you hear what I’m telling you? THE RAMS ARE BACK.

1. Richmond Zombie Walk

It’s the 10th time that the dead have risen to walk the streets of the town we call home. Will you be one of them? (No dying required). Join, gawk, or run screaming from the hordes of shambling corpses as they make their way through Carytown in search of fresh brains (or Bev’s Ice Cream, depending on their mood).

  • Saturday, October 25th • 1:00 PM (for participants), 2:30 PM (for gawkers/screamers)
  • Staging area at Humphrey Calder Community Center Park, 414 N. Thompson Street, and walk begins at Kroger Carytown
  • No fee required, but they’d love for you to donate $5, which will go to the American Cancer Society

2. Restaurant Week Soldiers On

The city is in the grips of its semiannual fever–a fever for eating more, paying less, and helping a good cause! Check out our guide to Restaurant Week participants, and make your reservations RIGHT THIS MOMENT, because seriously, it can get crowded. And you’ll want to be sure you have the time to enjoy your fixed-price three-course meal, seasoned with the satisfaction of giving to FeedMore.

  • Through Sunday, October 26th • see individual restaurant sites for hours
  • Your old fave, or your new fave place
  • $25.14

3. Latin Ballet: Sol & Luna

Ah, the Latin Ballet, one of Richmond’s best-kept secrets. Which just means that not enough people are as excited about it as I am, all the time. I define “enough” to be 100% of all the people! This ballet depicts the passionate histories of two powerful women, both of whom had roles in discovering the American continent. Pretty neat, but let’s be honest, the Latin Ballet could do a performance about bagging groceries and it would still be elegant, impressive, and super fun.

  • Through Sunday, October 26th • see site for times
  • The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road
  • $20 with discounts available

4. Central Virginia Celtic Festival & Highland Games

Aye, it’s the Celtic Festival! Just the very menu of this website makes me want to open my wallet and buy a ticket. Fiddle Competition! Hurling! Piping and Drumming! Harp Competition! Highland Dance! General Information! Don yon kilt, pull up thy socks, take a wee drink of whisky, and jig on over to the festival of all (Celtic) festivals.

  • Saturday, October 25th and Sunday, October 26th • 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E. Laburnum Avenue
  • $15 for one day, $25 for both (in advance), and $20 for one day, $30 for two days (at the gate)

5. VCU Rams Black & Gold Scrimmage

It’s the beginning of Basketball Season for Rams Fans, which is also the beginning of a stressful time for me as I attempt to write consistently about something I know so little about! But HERE GOES: this scrimmage pits Ram against Ram to try out some maneuvers (maybe?) and delight fans (definitely!). It’s free, it’s for all, and the over-excited toddler dancing in your path when you’re trying to walk around belongs to me. Apologies in advance.

  • Sunday, October 26th • 5:00 PM
  • Stuart C. Siegel Center, 1200 W. Broad Street
  • Free!

Photos by: Will Weaver

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