The F.R.E.E. List September 7-9

Frugal Richmond Events for Everyone! All events free admission unless noted.

FRIDAY

UR International Film Series: Sound of Noise – Friday 3pm & 7:30pm; Ukrop Auditorium, Robins School of Business, University of Richmond
Sweden, 2012, directed by Johannes Stjärne Nilsson and Ola Simonsson. 102 min., Rated R. Directors Johannes Stjärne Nilsson and Ola Simonsson’s debut film Sound of Noise is a musical comedy that concerns a group of musical anarchists who stage sonic “attacks” in hospitals and banks. The leaders, Sanna and Magnus, play the role of musical terrorists as they try to evade a tone-deaf cop named Amadeus. A delightful comic cocktail of modern city symphony, police drama and love story, Sound of Noise embraces the idea of finding music in the unlikeliest places.

First Fridays Art Walk – Friday 5-9pm
Richmond’s First Fridays Art Walk showcases over 40 diverse creative venues in Downtown’s growing arts and cultural district. Visitors are invited to enjoy and support a variety of art galleries, cultural venues, accommodations, restaurants, and shops along Historic Broad Street, east of Belvidere Street and west of 9th Street as well as in Historic Jackson Ward and Monroe Ward.

First Fridays at VMFA: Cha Cha’s Cadillac – Friday 6-8pm; Atrium, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Cha Cha’s Cadillac, with their high-energy blend of rockabilly, country, and punk, was formed with the goal of bringing back the origins of rock and roll. The original songs on their CD, “Midnight Dixie Radio,” have delighted their many area fans. “One of the most original, unique, and fun bands that I’ve seen,” wrote Magazine 33

Cinema Classics: The Hunt for Red October ($1) – Friday 7pm; Henrico Theatre
“Experience olde time cinema” at Henrico Theatre in Highland Springs. Tickets are only $1 per person and can be purchased at the door. Information: Henrico Theatre Staff, 328-4491.

Randolph-Macon College Open Air Film Festival – Friday 7pm; Copley Science Building Courtyard, Randolph Macon College, Ashland
This four-week series begins on Friday, September 7, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. with an Opening Reception in the Courtyard of the Copley Science Building. Light refreshments will be served. The film will begin at 7:30 p.m. The first film is Gabriele Salvatores’ “I’m Not Scared” (“lo non ho paura”), an Italian film about a young boy who makes a shocking discovery. (Rain Location: Andrews Hall Multi-purpose Room.) The film festival and reception are free and open to the public. Bring your own chair. Popcorn will be provided.

SATURDAY

Open House at Rural Plains – Saturday 10am-4pm; Rural Plains Unit Civil War Site, 273 Studley Road, Mechanicsville
Richmond National Battlefield Park will host an open house at its Rural Plains unit on the Totopotomoy Creek battlefield in Hanover County. The 18th century Shelton House, which is open only during special events, will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. During the free event, NPS Rangers will explore the role of the house and the property in Hanover County’s history, especially during the May 1864 Battle of Totopotomoy Creek. Ranger-led tours of the property will be at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The Rural Plains unit is located at 7273 Studley Road in Mechanicsville.

Kirk Festival – Saturday 10am-4pm; The Gayton Kirk, 11421 Gayton Rd
Virginia scots guard pipes and drum corp, Thistle and Shamrock Dancers, Animal Parade, Jonathan Austin: Magician and Juggler, Petting Zoo by Teeny tiny farm from 10-noon, Music, food for purchase, St. Andrew’s Scottish Society, crafts and games

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Celebrate the Art of Latin America: Brazil – Saturday 1-4pm; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Experience the jubilee of Carnaval in fall. Enjoy samba music and performances (even learn samba yourself!), watch Capoeira Resistencia (Brazilian martial arts) demonstrations, engage with street performers, feel the rhythm of a Brazilian drum line, and join a parade of Richmond marching bands. Kids and parents can make their own elaborate masks or headdresses, Brazilian tambourines (pandeiros), and a one-of-a-kind ceramic vessel inspired by pre-Columbian art. You can even dress up in full Carnaval regalia for a fun picture in the photo booth. This part is not to be missed!

Cinema Classics: The Hunt for Red October ($1) – Saturday 2pm & 7pm; Henrico Theatre
“Experience olde time cinema” at Henrico Theatre in Highland Springs. Tickets are only $1 per person and can be purchased at the door. Information: Henrico Theatre Staff, 328-4491.

Pocahontas Performances Premiere Series: Richmond Symphony ($5 parking fee) – Saturday 6pm; Pocahontas State Park Heritage Amphitheater, Beach Road
Join us at the Pocahontas Heritage Amphitheater for a performance of the Richmond Symphony cosponsored by the Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation Department and the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. Pocahontas Performances will feature events the entire family will enjoy. Bring a picnic. Blankets or lawn chairs are recommended and no alcohol or glass bottles are allowed. (Rain date: Sunday, Sept. 9, 6 p.m.) Details: 804-796-4255

Randolph-Macon College Open Air Film Festival – Saturday 7:30pm; Ashland Firehouse Theater, Ashland
The first film is Gabriele Salvatores’ “I’m Not Scared” (“lo non ho paura”), an Italian film about a young boy who makes a shocking discovery.

SUNDAY

Westchester Commons Summer Concert: Flat Elvis – Sunday 3-5pm; Westchester Commons shopping center
All concerts are select Sundays, 3-5pm in the Village Green area between Sweet Frog and Plaza Azteca. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

UR International Film Series: Sound of Noise – Sunday 7:30pm; Ukrop Auditorium, Robins School of Business, University of Richmond
(See Friday)

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