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Through Dec. 18 – ‘CHRISTMAS ON THE ROCKS’

Charlie Brown, Clara, Tiny Tim and other familiar holiday characters walk into a bar — all grown up, thirsty for a drink or two, and ready to share a story with the barkeep. That’s the intriguing premise behind the Richmond Triangle Players’ LOL-worthy parody. You know who won’t be there? John McClane. Because “Die Hard” is NOT a Christmas movie. Directed by Axle Burtness. Times vary. 1300 Altamont Ave. From $10. (804) 346-8113 or

Friday and Saturday – INLIGHT RICHMOND

Maybe you earned your first red card on Bryan Park’s many soccer pitches. Or you argued with a stranger about why you refuse to call “disc golf” by the name “Frolf.” Regardless, Bryan Park is the backdrop for events as impactful as Gabriel’s Rebellion and as personal as going birding with our besties. 1708 Gallery’s 15th annual InLight shines a spotlight on a range of events, as artists display works and projects tapping into the park’s rich history and themes. Curated by Tiffany Barber and Wesley Taylor. Food, beer, cider and wine trucks will be on-site. 7-11 p.m. 4308 Hermitage Road. (Use Bellevue entrance or park at 4202 Hermitage Road and take TukTuk shuttles to venue.) Free admission; pay as you go.


If there’s a city that needs a miracle to break in its favor, Buffalo, N.Y., is certainly among the most deserving. The city of broken tables and shattered Super Bowl dreams is the home of the Nowak family, who gather for the holidays in their modest home surrounded by the glow of a decades-old legend in the latest Swift Creek Mill Theatre production. As the story goes, Grandpa met the Virgin Mary on Christmas Eve — prompting the construction of a 20-foot memorial. As you might guess, it turns out there’s more to the story. And, like any good dinner theater feature, “Miracle on South Division Street” nails the recipe for the Buffalo homage: Kielbasa and peppers are on the menu. Times vary (with dining preceding the show by two hours). 17401 Route 1, South Chesterfield. $25-$49. (804) 748-5203 or

Saturday – VA COMICON

Seeking that elusive Mr. Mime card to complete your Pokémon set? Looking for the right author-mentor to help dial in your “Sailor Moon” fan-fiction? Or simply have a spot-on, homemade Iron Man suit you want to show off as if you’re on the runway at New York Fashion Week? Come mix and mingle at Richmond Raceway, where you can easily make your fantasy a reality — and maybe even score a couple of bucks in one of the costume contests. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 600 E. Laburnum Ave. $12.

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