Thursday, Nov. 2 – Sunday, Nov. 5 – Fire, Flour & Fork – The four-day gathering for the food curious has a new theme this year, “Globally Inspired, Locally Made.” Expect a variety of dining events, behind-the-scenes tours, demonstrations, talks from cookbook authors, chefs, bartenders and more. A few of the stand-out events include a global BBQ on the banks of the James River, a food and music Carnaval on Clay, and a “super-friends” group of Indian chefs assembled by Lehja’s Sunny Baweja for a street food tour of India.
Thursday, Nov. 2 – Saturday, Nov. 4 – Islamic Art: Past, Present and Future – Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Cheek Theater, 200 N. Boulevard.
Friday, Nov. 3 – InLight Richmond – InLight Richmond, the roving exhibition of illuminated artwork, returns to West Broad Street this year for its 10th annual event. This year’s theme: the Electric Carnival, a street festival held on Broad Street in 1901. Expect to see all kinds of light-up artwork including videos, projections, installations and sculptures. Everyone is invited to kick off the event with a Community Lantern Parade. 7 p.m. to midnight. Broad Street between Foushee and Belvidere streets.
Saturday, Nov. 4 – Gingerbread Stout release party at Hardywood – Fresh off a huge feature in Food & Wine magazine, Hardywood is throwing a release party for its now famous Gingerbread Stout beer. There will be 8 varieties this year and a complete set available for purchase. The season kicks off with the release of the traditional Gingerbread Stout made with baby ginger from Casselmonte Farm and wildflower honey from Bearer Farms. Several food trucks will be on hand, as well as live music from Camera, Stuyedeyed and Birds. 1 p.m.-10 p.m. 2408 Ownby Lane.