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Greg Sestero Event: ‘The Room’ Actor to Visit Balliceaux, Screen Documentary

An actor and author who was involved in one of the most infamous movies ever made is coming back to Richmond.

2014 Topical Halloween Costumes

It’s that time of year again. A chill is in the air. Pumpkin spice is unavoidable in day-to-day life. And Halloween festivities are only a few week...

1. Tim Howard

Pre-World Cup, soccer fans likely knew Tim Howard. Post-World Cup, this footballer became America’s sweetheart and unofficial Secretary of Defense....

2. Ebola

So it’s a little bit of gallows humor. But if we can’t laugh about a potentially catastrophic pandemic while doing jello shots, we fail as American...

3. Joan Rivers

There’s no better time than now for an homage to the late, great Ms. Rivers. Find some very expensive looking old lady clothes. Drape yourself in j...

4. Distracted Secret Service Member

This is not a proud moment for our nation’s Secret Service. You could be compassionate and point out that everyone makes mistakes. Or you could moc...

5. Groot

Over the summer, a tiny, dancing Groot from “Guardians of the Galaxy” became our nation’s collective moment of zen. There was just nothing more ado...

6. Marty and Rust from “True Detective”

This is the year’s ideal costume for two guys who want to coordinate and still look manly. Go full on Harrelson and McConaughey with matching South...

7. Disgraced NFL athlete

This NFL season has seemed to be more about seeing which new player gets arrested each week than actually watching a sport. Seize the costume oppor...

8. Bob Costas and his pink eye

Any serious viewer of the winter Olympics likely remembers the majesty of the opening ceremony (minus the fizzled snowflake), the acrobatic leaps o...

9. Hyperemeis Gravidarum Kate Middleton

The princess is preggers again, and once again somehow making debilitating morning sickness look classy. To pull off this costume, dress in your mo...

10. Bob and Maureen McDonnell

This almost seems like too easy a target. But as Virginians we have the right to try to get somewhat even for the former first couple for pretty th...

Find more costume ideas on our Halloween Guide.

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Halloween Bar & Brew Guide 2014

Halloween isn’t until next Friday, Oct. 31, technically. But you know, this is Richmond and we’re ready to party.

Plenty of Halloween events at bars, breweries and clubs are starting this weekend and we don’t want you to miss a beat.

Check them out:

Art Works Pre-Halloween Celebration

Friday, Oct. 24

Art Works is celebrating Halloween a full week by dressing in costume and celebrating with the Bruner’s exhibit: SPACESHIPS, LEAF WOMEN AND OTHER T...

Brews & Burlesque at Strangeways

Friday, Oct. 24

Kick off Halloweek right with a special edition of Brews & Burlesque at Strangeways Brewing. Regulars Dante the Inferno and Moxie LaBouche ...

The Answer Brewpub’s First Halloween Bash

Saturday, Oct. 25

The Answer Brewpub will host its first Halloween blowout with pumpkin carving (bring your own), costume contest, live music, beer specials and othe...

Growl-o-ween at Center of the Universe

Saturday, Oct. 25

Grab your pooch and your costume for Center of the Universe's first Growl-O-Ween. The event will feature dog tricks, howling contests and costume c...

Halloween III:  Season of the Witch at Hardywood

Saturday, Oct. 25

Movie Club Richmond and Hardywood Park Craft Brewery celebrate the Halloween season with a free screening of Halloween III: Season of the Witch. Sp...

Stache Bash 2014

Saturday, Oct. 25

The American Mustache Institute brings its annual costume-heavy hairy Halloween celebration – ‘Stache Bash 2014 - to Richmond, Virginia, for the fi...

Zombie Prom at Strangeways

Saturday, Oct. 25

Official after party for the Richmond Zombie Walk. They'll have zombie specials, raffle prizes for costumed party-goers, and DJ Chenchilla and CUE4...

Dr. Sketchy’s RVA presents: A Night of Classic Halloween featuring Lula Houp-Garou

Tuesday, Oct. 28

Dr.Sketchy's is back in a brand new home at Fallout. Head out for a night of classic pinup and spooky Halloween fun with Lula Houp-Garou, an award-...

Bandito’s: Dead Man’s Ball

Friday, Oct. 31

DJ Rent and Rutu will be playing music for two costume contests with $500 cash prizes.  Starts at 8 p.m., contests at 10 p.m. and midnight.

C’est Le Vin: International Masquerade

Friday, Oct. 31

Join C’est Le Vin for an evening of salsa, merengue, Afro Pop and other world music with DJ Alex and DJ Yvette. A tasteful costume or after 5 dress...

Level Restaurant & Bar: Halloween Party with DJ Kai

Friday, Oct. 31

Celebrate Halloween with sushi and music at Level Restaurant featuring live music from DJ Kai, drink specials and more. 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Mulligan’s South Side: Halloween Bash with Zen Daddy

Friday, Oct. 31

Come in costume and win cash for first place. Zen Daddy will be playing for Halloween. $10. 9 p.m.

Pig & the Pearl: Halloween & Costume Contest

Friday, Oct. 31

The Pig and Pearl will have live music from Partial Tenant at 9 p.m., followed by Kung Pao Quartet at 11 p.m. Hourly drink specials and a costume c...

Tobacco Company: 35th Annual Costume Contest Party

Friday, Oct. 31

Tobacco is hosting their 35th annual Halloween Costume Contest for the best crowd pleasing homemade costume with over $1000 cash and prizes. Contes...

Uptown Alley: Halloween Celebration with The Silver Bullets

Friday, Oct. 31

Spend Halloween at fancy bowling alley Uptown Alley with cover band the Silver Bullets. Come in costume for free cover. Prizes will be awarded for ...

Casa Del Barco Day of the Dead Party

Saturday, Nov. 1

Casa Del Barco is hosting a Day of the Dead Party with food and drink specials all night long, plus live music from Ban Caribe, sugar skull face pa...

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Top Five Weekend Events

Big weekend Richmond! It's Halloween time with Richmond Zombie Walk, Scott's Addition Pumpkin Fest, Celtic Fest & Highland, Growl-O-Ween an...

RVA Fall Fashion Weekend This Weekend

It’s Fall Fashion Weekend in Richmond this weekend October 24 and 25 at Haxall Point.

RVA yArt Sale, Music & Free Halloween Movie at Hardywood This Sunday

RVA yArt Sale, Weezer cover band and free screening of Halloween III at Hardywood this Sunday, Oct. 26.

Free Tours of Richmond Gardens, Parks & Neighborhoods This Weekend

What's Out There Weekend is coming to Richmond with 34 free, expert-led tours of Richmond parks, gardens and neighborhoods this weekend.

Just a few of the sample events include free tours of Windsor Farms, the Fan, Hollywood Cemetery, James River Park System and many more. Get a full...

Free tours from What's Out There Weekend will be running Saturday, Oct. 25 and Sunday, Oct. 26 throughout the Richmond area.

This is the tenth in an ongoing series of tours that have been mounted in Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, Miami and other locations n...

What’s Out There Weekend is hosted by The Cultural Landscape Foundation, a Washington, DC-based non-profit.

“What's Out There Weekend Richmond is part of a larger effort to chronicle the Commonwealth's landscapes for the free, online database called What'...

The What's Out There database is also available for iPhones and similar handheld devices. Go to the foundation's Web site - – hit ...

Make sure to reserve your tickets on the foundation’s website in advance. Several of the tours have already reached full capacity:

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Save the Byrd: The Mighty Wurlitzer

If you only go to The Byrd Theatre for the cheap movies, well, you're missing out on the best part of the show.

Photos & Wrap-Up: Virginia Wine Summit

The third annual Virginia Wine Summit took place in Richmond on Tuesday at The Jefferson Hotel. Hundreds of wine professionals - including wi…

More Details on Scott's Addition Pumpkin Festival

The Scott's Addition Pumpkin Festival will be bringing craft beer, local restaurants, local talent and kids' activities to the Boulevard this Saturday, Oct. 25.

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