Pickled & Fermented Festival

Pickled & Fermented Festival at Center of the Universe Brewing Co.

The weather has cancelled many events for the weekend.

Live music at local bars should also be a safe haven for those looking to get out. Be sure to call or check in advance before you head out to make sure events are still on. Check out the canceled events in the sidebar. Be safe and have a great weekend.

Fresh Paint: Live Mural Painting in the Gallery

Going on now through the weekends to opening

Watch top Richmond artists paint murals inspired by objects from Virginia Museum of History and Culture collections for “Fresh Paint: Murals Inspired by the Story of Virginia,” every weekend from Sept. 15 through Oct. 7, with some artists painting throughout the week. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Virginia Museum of History & Culture, 428 N. Boulevard. Admission: $10 suggested donation. www.virginiahistory.org. Exhibit opens Oct. 27.

The Shack Up

Friday & Saturday

Head to The Broadberry this weekend to hear a slew of bands in honor of The Shack Band. Featuring performances from Butcher Brown, Agents of Good Roots, Villages, Weekend Plans and, of course, The Shack Band. 8 p.m. Friday ($12-$15) and 1 p.m. Saturday ($20) at 2729 W. Broad St. (804) 353-1888 or www.thebroadberry.com.

Ipanema 20th Anniversary Celebration


Ipanema Café will mark 20 years of serving vegan and vegetarian fare, with a cookout menu from chef Will Wienckowski, 5:30-11 p.m.; the tapping of a special Ipanema keg of Ardent Saison at 6 p.m.; and music from DJ Bad Daughter and DJ Sad Boi at 10 p.m. 917 W. Grace St. (804) 213-0190.

Update: These events have been postponed or canceled:

Family Day at the VMFA - Family Day celebration at the VMFA has been canceled.


Bring the kids to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts where they can learn about Patagonia with hands-on art activities, music, food and Latin American art. Kids can make a penguin lantern, a glacier landscape, or join in a painting project inspired by The Cave of Hands. Listen to bolero music from Miramar, catch a performance by the Latin Ballet of Virginia (pictured),and learn to tango with the Richmond Tango Performers. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Boulevard. Free. (804) 340-1400 or vmfa.museum.

Pickled & Fermented Festival - Update, Pickled & Fermented has been postponed


It’s a pickle party for friends of the fermented at Center of the Universe Brewing Co. Featuring vendors of pickled and fermented goods, chef demonstrations every half-hour, a pickle juice drinking competition, live music, and a “Little Gherkins” area with hands-on activities, an enchanted garden, pickle face painting and tattoos. Even a pickled Gose beer just for the occasion. 2 -7 p.m. Center of the Universe Brewing Co., 11293 Air Park Road, Ashland. $10 general admission, $50 VIP, 18 and younger free with an adult. (804) 368-0299 or cotubrewing.com.

Afrikana Independent Film Festival - This event has been postponed


The Afrikana Film Festival, now in its third year, returns for its biggest line-up yet. The big news is that Boots Riley, director of the comedic science-fiction film “Sorry to Bother You,” will attend a screening of his film at the Institute for Contemporary Art, 601 W. Broad St., on Friday at 7:30 p.m. He will stick around for a panel discussion after the film. The evening will wrap up with an “AfroVant-garde” themed afterparty at the Hofheimer Building, 2818 W. Broad St. at 10:30 p.m. Short and feature length films, plus special events, highlighting black indie filmmakers will be held at a variety of venues around town throughout the weekend. Tickets run $7-$45. Go to www.afrikanafilmfestival.org for the full schedule.

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— Colleen Curran

Colleen Curran covers events and arts and entertainment for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. She writes the weekly column Top Five Weekend Events.

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