Surreal WNRN Culture Connection for October 21 – 27

All of this week’s Culture Connections have something to do with dressing up and doing something a little out of the ordinary. OK, so maybe a Halloween Carnival is not THAT unusual this time of year but it IS something not available year ’round.

On Saturday nonprofit Henley Street Theatre and Richmond Shakespeare present the Fifth Annual Bootleg Shakespeare a ONE-NIGHT-ONLY, FREE PERFORMANCE in which professional actors come together with their lines memorized and their own costumes and props to mount an unrehearsed production of Pericles.

Also on Saturday, Live Arts hosts its annual Gala, Charlottesville’s most over the top party where a cast of 250 volunteers create several changing environments in which to party throughout this surreal night of debauchery for a cause.

For family fun on Sunday, head to the Halloween Carnival in Harrisonburg at the Cecil F.  Gilkerson Community Activities Center for an evening of games, crafts, candy and a kids costume contest.

For more information on these events and more go to To give me the 411 on an upcoming event (three to four weeks advance notice please) shoot me an email at  If you are a 501(c)3 in the wnrn listening area, contact Tad Abbey at to record a Community Connection PSA.  If you would like to hear about my Arts and Culture adventures from last week go to


Have a great week making those Culture Connections.

The Culture Maven

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