5 Things: Movies, plays, moms, trains, and aliens

When the dishes are washed, you may proceed with your weekend.

Original — November 25, 2015

Photo by: windy_sydney

1. Go see a movie

It’s an age-old tradition! Not sure what to talk to your in-laws about? Go see a movie! You’ve got plenty of decent options right now. There’s the trials and tribulations of the women of Suffragette, without whose efforts we would certainly not have Hunger Games (its final chapter is out right now, too). Don’t worry, haters, there’s still plenty of dude-bro-ness to go around with The Night Before, Spectre, and Creed, which is not about the Worst Band of All and instead stars Michael B. Jordan of Friday Night Lights fame. MBJ! How we have missed you.

  • A showing that works for you (not against you)
  • Your favorite movie theater
  • Whatever astronomical price movie tickets are. And add in the price of some Junior Mints and a babysitter, and etc. etc. Am I right? #yuppiecomplaints

2. Gypsy

This, we can vouch for.

  • Through January 10th
  • Virginia Rep’s November Theatre, 114 W. Broad Street
  • $36 – $60

3. Toruk–First Flight

This, we can’t, but only because it is currently In the Future. At the point at which it relocates to In the Past, we will tell you how it was!

  • Friday, November 27th – Sunday, November 29th • various times
  • The Coliseum, 601 E. Leight Street
  • $30 – $112

4. 38th Annual Model Railroad Show

We’ve been talking about this yearly event for what seems like more than a year, which doesn’t really make sense. At any rate, we love transportation-related things, even when it’s too tiny as to be practical. And Valerie Catrow’s piece about this show just wet our whistles even further. WHISTLES! I just made a train joke without realizing it!

  • Friday, November 27th – Sunday, November 29th • see site for times
  • Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad Street
  • $11

5. Holiday Festival of Music

Oh my, people are really dedicating themselves to getting in the swing of things. It’s a Christmas concert sing-a-long, with traditional carols and whatnot. VCU Commonwealth Singers and Richmond Symphony are getting in on the action.

  • Monday, November 30th • 7:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 800 S. Cathedral Place
  • $40
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