Film festival, pop-up market, live music and more

RICHMOND, Virginia – In addition to the events of September 11 that we featured on Thursday, which you can find here, there are several other events taking place this weekend.

Richmond International Film Festival ends its 10th anniversary with very big movies and live music until Sunday at various venues. Following the 2 p.m. documentary Rumba Kings on Saturday at the Byrd Theater, the celebrations will take place at a block party at Tilt Creative and Production on Author Ashe Boulevard, featuring live Rumba music from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. It’s free and open to the public.
The festival ends Sunday at 6pm with “One Moment” with Danny Aiello, followed by the red carpet ceremony at 8:15 am, both events taking place at the Byrd Theater. Tickets are required. Click here for more information.

Also ends this weekend is Virginia Rep’s “Ella and her Fella Frank“, starring two phenomenal performers, Desiree Roots as Ella Fitzgerald and Scott Wichmann as Frank Sinatra. The duo perform 32 songs with music by Fitzgerald and Sinatra. The musical takes place until Sunday at the November Theater on Broad Street More information here.

Another big event is the 30e yearl Downhome Family Reunion – A Celebration of African American Folk Lifeis Sunday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Kanawha Plaza, 8th & Canal Streets. With the legendary Blue Notes of Harold Melvin, a tribute to James Brown, Richmond’s first poet laureate, Douglas Powell, known by his stage name Roscoe Burnems, the folk dancers of Elegba, the speakers, the children’s activities, the food, the market and much more. The event is free and is pay-as-you-go for food and vendors. More details are on the Elegba Folk Society website.

And the The Fall PopUp Market will start on Diamond Saturday and run through October 30 10:00 am to 3:00 pm There are dozens of rotating local vendors, food, beer, wine, and live music. PopUp Market is hosted by the Richmond Flying Squirrels. The event is rain or shine and the proceeds go to Giving Local, which helps support small businesses. Click here to visit the River City Festivals PopUp Market website.

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