As we relish the primary week shortly with out texts, cellphone calls or commercials from political campaigns, listed here are some issues to do with all that free time: 1708 Gallery’s InLight returns, Virginia Cider Week begins, comic Ritch Shydner is on the town, and there’s a celebration of Harlem on the College of Richmond and a scary movie fest on the Firehouse Theatre. Get pleasure from!
Billed as “160 years of stand-up in 90 minutes,” comic Ritch Shydner’s “America’s Reflection in the Funhouse Mirror: A History of Stand-Up Comedy” is a one-man-show that he’ll carry out at Firehouse Theatre on Wednesday, Nov. 10. Shydner toured as a stand-up comedian within the ’80s, making appearances on “Late Evening With David Letterman” and “The Tonight Present.” He was additionally a author for ABC’s “Roseanne” and “The Jeff Foxworthy Present.” And for those who’re a comedy fan like me, take word that that is no dry lecture — Shydner weaves in jokes and humorous tales from previous a long time that may nonetheless make us snicker immediately. Read our Q&A with Shydner here.
—Nicole Cohen, Particular Initiatives Editor
If there’s a greater individual to guide a celebration of the musical traditions of Harlem than African-born artist and cultural ambassador Michael Mwenso, I’d wish to see that resume. Mwenso, handpicked by funk godfather James Brown and jazz purist Wynton Marsalis for his musical style and chops, can be a professor and band chief. Alongside together with his band, the Shakes, he’s recognized for mixing the assorted genres that make up the basic Harlem sound, generally all in the identical music. On Nov. 12, Harlem 100, additionally that includes Brianna Thomas, Vuyo Sotashe and Mathis Picard, involves the College of Richmond’s Modlin Middle for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 to $25.
—Craig Belcher, Arts & Leisure Editor
Fourteen years in the past,1708 Gallery conceived the sunshine, sound and video exhibition InLight as a strategy to convey artwork into disparate corners of the town. On Nov. 12-13, the 2021 version involves Nice Shiplock Park, Chapel Island, and websites alongside the Virginia Capital Path and Low Line. The curated group of 13 regional and nationwide artists is offered with layers of historical past and expertise as inspiration, from the Nice Shiplock of the Nineteenth-century James River & Kanawha Canal, which allowed oceangoing vessels into downtown (the gates labored into the Eighties) to Chapel Island, the place the Trigg Shipyards constructed vessels that sailed the world — all alongside a waterway utilized by native peoples and later to forcibly transport the enslaved, immediately reworked for historic interpretation, recreation and reflection.
—Harry Kollatz Jr., Senior Author
Virginia is among the one of many high apple-producing states, house to greater than 30 varieties and now greater than 30 cideries. Highlighting the expansion of the fermented alcoholic beverage and its position in agritourism throughout the commonwealth, Virginia Cider Week takes place Nov. 12-21. Blue Bee Cider in Scott’s Addition is internet hosting quite a lot of occasions for the celebration. Cider and cheese be a part of forces throughout a workshop on Nov. 15 led by Maggie Bradshaw of Truckle Cheesemongers and Rachel Juhl of Essex Avenue Cheese. Additionally on the itinerary is a coursed dinner from Midlothian Chef’s Kitchen’s David Dunlap with cider pairings on Nov. 17 and a tasting occasion at Nice Creek Brewing on Nov. 21. If hanging at house is extra your model, seize native libations to go from spots together with Bryant’s Cider, Courthouse Creek Cider and Buskey Cider.
—Eileen Mellon, Meals Editor
If in case you have a budding Greta Thunberg in your midst — a lady aged 11-14 who’s all about defending the setting — she is going to need to be a part of the Girls in Science workshops on the Science Museum of Virginia on Saturday, Nov. 13. Through the hourlong workshops on inexperienced science, women will discover how our each day choices can contribute to excessive warmth and climate occasions and learn the way leveraging design, engineering and pure landscapes might help make communities extra resilient to local weather change. They’ll go away with a take-home exercise and undertaking and actionable steps for turning into extra resilient. $10 per individual; preregistration required.
—Susan Morgan, R•House Managing Editor
Calling all horror movie fanatics: The annual Magic of Horror Film Festival, produced by Rogue Chimera Movies, is again at Firehouse Theatre, showcasing nightmarish impartial movies resembling “Mommy’s Little Monster,” “The Funhouse Waltz” and “Evening of the Fluffet.” Have fun all issues horror via movie contests and Q&As with filmmakers, and don’t neglect to vote within the Viewers Alternative Awards on the finish of every day. This fright-tastic pageant takes place Nov. 13 and 14 from midday to 9 p.m. Single-day passes are $15, or you may pay $20 to be scared all weekend.
—Micaela Coelho, Editorial Intern
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