WNRN Culture Connection for Nov 24 – 30

Yippy! It is the week of my favorite holiday- Thanksgiving- and I have cooked up a Culture Connection to entertain you and  your holiday guests. You can mix at IX, Parade through Lexington or get lit at the Grand Illumination of the Festival of Lights in Richmond.

To get the details on this week’s featured events, click on the links below.  To hear a podcast, click on the “features” tab at wnrn.org then on Culture Connection.


Christmas Parade at Lexington:


Illumination of the Festival of Lights:


Mix at IX:


Of course, if you were coming to my house for Thanksgiving, you would be watching the Macy’s parade in the morning and Miracle on 34th Street following a post feast hike.  Whatever your holiday traditions are Happy Thanksgiving and remember to take some time between feasting, football and shopping to get out there and get cultured.

Happy Thanksgiving!


The Culture Maven

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens

WNRN Culture Connection for Nov 17 – 23

This week I have picked an exhibit of treasures from the Forbidden City, A film festival and the theatrical version of one of my favorite stories, Little Women – just the thing to get you cultured up for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

To learn more about these events, click on the links provided.  To hear a podcast of this week’s Culture Connection, go to wnrn.org and click on the “features” tab then on Culture Connections.

If you know of a cool event coming up in the next month, shoot me a text at culturemaven at WNRN dot org and help me to help you make a WNRN Culture Connection.

Forbidden City Exhibition at the VMFA:


Little Women:


Super Gr8 Film Festival:



Have an awesome culture filled week!


The Culture Maven

WNRN Culture Connection for Nov 10 – 16

Ahhhh November.  The month that ushers in  the sugarfest that is commonly referred to as “The Holidays”.  This week I have sweets on the brain and have curated three plays that have some sweet related thing about them.  The first is Edward II at the Blackfriars in Staunton. King Ed has an obsession similar to a sugar addiction which ruins his reign.  Then aptly titled, The Sugar at Live Arts in Charlottesville, is all about a woman trying to kick the glucose habit just when her world seems to be falling to pieces. Lastly but definitely not least, Clay Chapman brings his Pumpkin Pie Show to Richmond.

For information on the featured events, click the links below.  To listen to this week’s Culture Connection, go to wnrn.org, click on Features then on Culture Connection.


Edward II:


The Sugar:


The Pumpkin Pie Show:


So get your sweets fix without the calories this week and have a cultured good time.

All the best,


The Culture Maven

PS: Caught Fed Up at the Virginia Film Festival this past weekend and am working on a blog post about it on culturenuts.wordpress.com.

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