The Glamour of Hollywood in Richmond at VMFA
Virginia Museum of Fine Art’s fall exhibition, Hollywood Costume, celebrates a century of costume design and its contribution to cinematic history in American culture. Visitors will step behind the scenes to explore the collaborations between directors, actors, and costume designers that bring to life some of the most unforgettable and beloved screen characters. Hollywood Costume is on view November 9, 2013 – February 17, 2014.
Visitors will experience traveling between soundstages as they view costumes from the silent era to today’s digitally enhanced productions. The exhibition represents movies from the Golden Age to modern blockbusters, including The Wizard of Oz, Cleopatra, The Blues Brothers, Shakespeare in Love, Titanic, Moulin Rouge, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Casino Royale, Twilight: New Moon, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and The Dark Knight Rises.
Hollywood Costume includes costumes that have never left private or archival collections in California, and most have never been publicly displayed or seen beyond the secure walls of studio archives. For more information, visit vmfa.museum. Travel packages are available at visitrichmondva.com.
Stir Up Something on the Shore
Two of Onancock’s most prestigious inns and chefs want to wine and dine you, while sharing tricks of the trade during the “Inn-Describably Delicious” Cooking Class and Wine Dinner on November 9 from 2 to 9 p.m. Learn how to prepare four courses at two locations, and enjoy the meal with a special pairing of wines for $110 per person.
Recognized chef and pastry chef Lisa LaMontagne of The Inn at Onancock and regionally renowned chef Ted Cathey, chef-partner of The Inn & Garden Cafe and Catering Co., are pairing up to demonstrate local and world-wide specialties. Guests will receive a full set of recipes, learn new culinary techniques, experience selected wines, and enjoy a phenomenal four-course meal. There is limited seating for this event so early registration is required. Both venues provide overnight accommodations with a two-night minimum. For more information, visit www.innatonancock.com/gourmet.
Coastal Virginia Wine Fest
VistaGraphics, Inc. is pleased to present the 1st Annual Coastal Virginia Wine Fest scheduled for January 25-26 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. The two-day event celebrates Virginia wine with tastings, educational seminars, and entertainment. Up to 90 vendors—including over 40 Virginia wineries—will be on board to make this winter weekend one to remember. Fest goers may purchase tickets, view vendor information, lodging packages and daily schedules, and receive up-to-date information about the Coastal Virginia Wine Fest by visiting www.coastalvirginiawinefest.com.
Garrett County, Maryland Offers Fall 3-2-1
The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce is offering a promotion through December 19, 2013 (non-holidays) to visitors traveling to the Deep Creek Lake, Maryland area: three nights at the price of two plus one discounted activity. Ten lodging companies—ranging from rental home properties and B&Bs to lodges and log-cabin-style hotel suites—are participating in the promotion. Activity offers include discounted kayaking and dog-carting.
Garrett County, Maryland’s westernmost county, is home to Maryland’s largest freshwater lake, Deep Creek Lake, Wisp Resort, the state’s only ski resort, and the Adventure Sports Center International, one of only two recirculating whitewater courses in the western hemisphere. To view all of the 3-2-1 offers or for more information about Garrett County, please visit www.visitdeepcreek.com or call 888.387.5237.
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