What’s happening: Sept. 2 events calendar

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THURS., 9/3

‘Flowers After 5’ at Lewis Ginter

The Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will allow guests to stroll the 50-acre gardens while enjoying live music as the sun goes down on Thursday evenings. Tickets are limited and available online for reservation. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets, and outside food is not permitted. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden website. 

5-9 p.m., Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave. $14 for non-members.


SAT., 9/5

‘Would I Lie To You? Mural Walks’

As groups of four walk to hidden murals in Richmond, a tour guide tells stories about each work of art and lets attendees guess what is true or false during “Would I Lie To You? Mural Walks.” This week, the tour will feature Carytown, the Fan and Museum District neighborhoods. Additional neighborhood tours can be found on their website

7 p.m., wouldilietoyoumuralwalks.com, $14.


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WED., 9/2

‘Wonder Wednesdays Livestream’

The Elegba Folklore Society will host weekly readings of African folktales and children’s stories from the African diaspora. The virtual event will premiere on Facebook Live every Wednesday at 11 a.m. To attend, visit the organization’s Facebook page.

11 a.m. – noon, facebook.com/ElegbaFolkloreSociety. 


SAT., 9/5

Virtual painting session

Paint a pair of owls on two pre-traced canvases at this week’s Wine & Design virtual art session. Participants with reserved spots will receive a kit with two canvases, brushes, paint, a reference photo and artist tips. On the day of the class, participants will receive a Zoom link via email. For other virtual events, visit the Wine & Design website

8 – 10 p.m., wineanddesign.com/richmond-va, $39. 


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FRI., 9/4

Women of Color discussion group 

VCU’s Office of Multicultural Student Affairs will host a discussion about women of color in design. The event is for individuals who identify as women and is facilitated by designers Crystal Douglas and Cesley Musngi. To register for the free online event, visit OMSA’s Facebook page

Noon – 1 p.m., facebook.com/VCUOMSA.


SAT., 9/5 

3D tour of Maggie L. Walker’s home

Take a 3D, virtual tour of Maggie L. Walker’s home through Microsoft Teams. A ranger guides the free tour twice a week on Thursdays and Saturdays until Sept. 26. For tickets, visit the event’s Facebook page. 

2 – 3 p.m., facebook.com/MaggieL.WalkerNHS.


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