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October 17-24

 
 
 
 Forty years ago, an upstart director with a genuine appreciation for cinematic history made a kind of Hollywood history himself when he cast a young Jamie Lee Curtis as the heroine in what might have simply been called  The Babysitter Murders  if fate hadn’t intervened. Instead, in October of 1978, John Carpenter unleashed masked murderer Michael Myers on an unsuspecting public just days before All Hallows’ Eve, and the modern legend of  Halloween  was born. You can hear about how  Halloween  changed Hollywood on the new Ringer podcast  Halloween Unmasked , which includes some interesting details about the origins of that frightful mask. And, this week, you can catch the original  Halloween  prior to the release of the new  Halloween  on October 19 at Venue Cinemas (901 Lakeside Dr.). It’s part of Venue’s month-long Fright Fest. Click  here  or call (434) 845-2398 for ticketing and more info.

Forty years ago, an upstart director with a genuine appreciation for cinematic history made a kind of Hollywood history himself when he cast a young Jamie Lee Curtis as the heroine in what might have simply been called The Babysitter Murders if fate hadn’t intervened. Instead, in October of 1978, John Carpenter unleashed masked murderer Michael Myers on an unsuspecting public just days before All Hallows’ Eve, and the modern legend of Halloween was born. You can hear about how Halloween changed Hollywood on the new Ringer podcast Halloween Unmasked, which includes some interesting details about the origins of that frightful mask. And, this week, you can catch the original Halloween prior to the release of the new Halloween on October 19 at Venue Cinemas (901 Lakeside Dr.). It’s part of Venue’s month-long Fright Fest. Click here or call (434) 845-2398 for ticketing and more info.

 Take one of the best of Stephen King’s early novels, hand it to one of the greatest American film directors of all time, cast one of the greatest actors of his time in the lead role and you’d think you might get at least one Oscar nomination. That’s not what happened when Stanley Kubrick’s big-screen adaptation of King’s  The Shining  starring Jack Nicholson as the convincingly tortured writer Jack Torrance came out in 1980. Nope. The Academy was not yet ready to give credence to a mere horror flick. Nevertheless,  The Shining  still stands as one of the best in a genre that might be more aptly called  psychological  horror, and it’s screening today and tomorrow at noon, 3:05, 6:10, and 9:15 p.m. at Venue Cinemas (901 Lakeside Dr.) as part of the theater’s October Fright Fest. Click  here  or call (434) 845-2398 for ticketing and more info.

Take one of the best of Stephen King’s early novels, hand it to one of the greatest American film directors of all time, cast one of the greatest actors of his time in the lead role and you’d think you might get at least one Oscar nomination. That’s not what happened when Stanley Kubrick’s big-screen adaptation of King’s The Shining starring Jack Nicholson as the convincingly tortured writer Jack Torrance came out in 1980. Nope. The Academy was not yet ready to give credence to a mere horror flick. Nevertheless, The Shining still stands as one of the best in a genre that might be more aptly called psychological horror, and it’s screening today and tomorrow at noon, 3:05, 6:10, and 9:15 p.m. at Venue Cinemas (901 Lakeside Dr.) as part of the theater’s October Fright Fest. Click here or call (434) 845-2398 for ticketing and more info.

 We have to hand it to Ken Faraoni for this one. He’s unearthed a genuinely obscure cult favorite for this month’s Lynchburg Underground Movie Club (LUMC) screening at Riverviews Artspace (901 Jefferson St.). It’s technically not a movie, but that’s okay.  The Mighty Boosh  is a British television comedy named after the five-man comedy troupe who have performed on stage and radio as the Mighty Boosh and who have reportedly considered making a movie. Tonight, Faraoni will present an LUMC screening of several prime episodes of  The Mighty Boosh , which aired on BBC Three for 20 episodes between 2003 and 2007. It’s rumored to be quite funny. The screening begins at 7 p.m. in the Rosel H. Schewel Theater. Tickets are $7. Click  here  or call (434) 847-7277 for more info.

We have to hand it to Ken Faraoni for this one. He’s unearthed a genuinely obscure cult favorite for this month’s Lynchburg Underground Movie Club (LUMC) screening at Riverviews Artspace (901 Jefferson St.). It’s technically not a movie, but that’s okay. The Mighty Boosh is a British television comedy named after the five-man comedy troupe who have performed on stage and radio as the Mighty Boosh and who have reportedly considered making a movie. Tonight, Faraoni will present an LUMC screening of several prime episodes of The Mighty Boosh, which aired on BBC Three for 20 episodes between 2003 and 2007. It’s rumored to be quite funny. The screening begins at 7 p.m. in the Rosel H. Schewel Theater. Tickets are $7. Click here or call (434) 847-7277 for more info.

 In the 1988 film  Heathers , Winona Ryder is one of the girls  not  named Heather in a high school clique that rules the fictional Westerberg High, and Christian Slater is the new kid on the block who has some interesting ideas about exploding the status quo. The black comedy was adapted for the stage several years ago and debuted Off-Broadway at New World Stages in 2014. Now it’s coming to life at Sweet Briar College, where local director and visiting assistant professor of theater arts Melora Kordos has corralled a group of students to present a production of the rocky musical tonight, tomorrow, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Murchison Lane Auditorium in SBC’s Babcock Fine Arts Center (134 Chapel Dr.). Tickets are $10, with non-SBC students receiving a $5 discount. Click  here  for ticketing information or call (434) 381-6120.

In the 1988 film Heathers, Winona Ryder is one of the girls not named Heather in a high school clique that rules the fictional Westerberg High, and Christian Slater is the new kid on the block who has some interesting ideas about exploding the status quo. The black comedy was adapted for the stage several years ago and debuted Off-Broadway at New World Stages in 2014. Now it’s coming to life at Sweet Briar College, where local director and visiting assistant professor of theater arts Melora Kordos has corralled a group of students to present a production of the rocky musical tonight, tomorrow, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Murchison Lane Auditorium in SBC’s Babcock Fine Arts Center (134 Chapel Dr.). Tickets are $10, with non-SBC students receiving a $5 discount. Click here for ticketing information or call (434) 381-6120.

 If you think about it, J.M. Barrie included a fair amount of backstory in the original version of his Peter Pan allegory, which arrived in 1904 as a play and in 1911 as a novel originally titled  Peter and Wendy . We find out about the Lost Boys, Hook’s missing limb, and some of what makes Neverland tick. But there is a backstory to the backstory, thanks to a 2004 children’s book titled  Peter and the Starcatcher  and adapted in 2009 as a stage play with music that managed to snag a few Tony Awards in 2012. Set in Victorian England, and festooned with pirate lore, the drama omits Wendy, but introduces a young boy named Peter, an aspiring pirate named Smee, and a few other familiar faces. The University of Lynchburg presents the play tonight, tomorrow, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. in Dillard Theatre (1501 Lakeside Dr.). Tickets are $15, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. Click  here  for tickets or call (434) 544-8380.

If you think about it, J.M. Barrie included a fair amount of backstory in the original version of his Peter Pan allegory, which arrived in 1904 as a play and in 1911 as a novel originally titled Peter and Wendy. We find out about the Lost Boys, Hook’s missing limb, and some of what makes Neverland tick. But there is a backstory to the backstory, thanks to a 2004 children’s book titled Peter and the Starcatcher and adapted in 2009 as a stage play with music that managed to snag a few Tony Awards in 2012. Set in Victorian England, and festooned with pirate lore, the drama omits Wendy, but introduces a young boy named Peter, an aspiring pirate named Smee, and a few other familiar faces. The University of Lynchburg presents the play tonight, tomorrow, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. in Dillard Theatre (1501 Lakeside Dr.). Tickets are $15, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. Click here for tickets or call (434) 544-8380.

 It’s Lynchstock weekend, which means there’s a big rock show happening tomorrow at Riverfront Park. To celebrate the impending occasion, there a somewhat smaller free show happening this evening at the Academy Center of the Arts in the Joy & Lynch Christian Warehouse Theatre (519 Commerce St.). Think of it as an opportunity to pick up tickets for tomorrow’s event while enjoying some live music by the energetic local cover band the Dundies and some funkier fare from Apple Butter Soul. It’s the last chance you’ll have to purchase Lynchstock tickets at their pre-sale price of $25. The event runs from 7 until 10 p.m. Click  here  for more info, or call (434) 846-8499.

It’s Lynchstock weekend, which means there’s a big rock show happening tomorrow at Riverfront Park. To celebrate the impending occasion, there a somewhat smaller free show happening this evening at the Academy Center of the Arts in the Joy & Lynch Christian Warehouse Theatre (519 Commerce St.). Think of it as an opportunity to pick up tickets for tomorrow’s event while enjoying some live music by the energetic local cover band the Dundies and some funkier fare from Apple Butter Soul. It’s the last chance you’ll have to purchase Lynchstock tickets at their pre-sale price of $25. The event runs from 7 until 10 p.m. Click here for more info, or call (434) 846-8499.

 Ben DeLaurentis is a local singer/songwriter/guitarist who sometimes fronts the band Steal the Prize. But of late he’s been doing his best to get out of town and make a name for himself regionally and nationally. He’s got a new solo album called  Liar for a Muse  and a big national tour planned after he headlines a show tonight at Rivermont Pizza (2496 Rivermont Ave.). He’ll be joined on the bill by the Charlottesville band Relic Nouveau and by a local act called Apeakway. There will be a cover but it shouldn’t be more than $5 to get in. Click  here  for more info or call RP at (434) 846-2877.

Ben DeLaurentis is a local singer/songwriter/guitarist who sometimes fronts the band Steal the Prize. But of late he’s been doing his best to get out of town and make a name for himself regionally and nationally. He’s got a new solo album called Liar for a Muse and a big national tour planned after he headlines a show tonight at Rivermont Pizza (2496 Rivermont Ave.). He’ll be joined on the bill by the Charlottesville band Relic Nouveau and by a local act called Apeakway. There will be a cover but it shouldn’t be more than $5 to get in. Click here for more info or call RP at (434) 846-2877.

 If you loved the cocaine, loved the cocaine, loved the cocaine the first time around, maybe you won’t mind it in its second, third, or fourth iteration. The Anaheim-by-way-of-the-Sunset Strip hard-rock band Buckcherry have churned through nearly a dozen members since they first emerged in 1999, but original singer Josh Todd and founding members Jonathan Brightman (bass) and Devon Glenn (drums) appear to be on board for the reconfigured band’s current tour, which swings into Lynchburg for a stop this evening at Phase 2 (4009 Murray Pl.). Doors are at 7 p.m., and tickets are $23 for this all-ages show. There are also VIP Lounge tickets for $65. Click  here  for tickets or call (434) 846-3206.

If you loved the cocaine, loved the cocaine, loved the cocaine the first time around, maybe you won’t mind it in its second, third, or fourth iteration. The Anaheim-by-way-of-the-Sunset Strip hard-rock band Buckcherry have churned through nearly a dozen members since they first emerged in 1999, but original singer Josh Todd and founding members Jonathan Brightman (bass) and Devon Glenn (drums) appear to be on board for the reconfigured band’s current tour, which swings into Lynchburg for a stop this evening at Phase 2 (4009 Murray Pl.). Doors are at 7 p.m., and tickets are $23 for this all-ages show. There are also VIP Lounge tickets for $65. Click here for tickets or call (434) 846-3206.

 The line-up for today’s big riverside festival at Riverfront Park (110 Jefferson St.) is set, and by our tally there are 22 bands and artists scheduled to perform at this year’s Lynchstock, which gets underway at 11 a.m. and runs until 11 p.m. rain or shine. The headliners are a band from Philly called Dr. Dog, who specialize in what we’d describe as a neo-psychedelic, mildly jammy, but mostly pretty poppy brand of guitar rock. Local funkster Tony Camm and his Funk All Stars are on the bill, as are the mandolin-fueled Firecracker Jam and a bunch of other acts you can peruse  here . Tickets are $30, although college students get a $15 discount. There are also VIP passes available for $65. Click  here  for more info or call (434) 846-8499.

The line-up for today’s big riverside festival at Riverfront Park (110 Jefferson St.) is set, and by our tally there are 22 bands and artists scheduled to perform at this year’s Lynchstock, which gets underway at 11 a.m. and runs until 11 p.m. rain or shine. The headliners are a band from Philly called Dr. Dog, who specialize in what we’d describe as a neo-psychedelic, mildly jammy, but mostly pretty poppy brand of guitar rock. Local funkster Tony Camm and his Funk All Stars are on the bill, as are the mandolin-fueled Firecracker Jam and a bunch of other acts you can peruse here. Tickets are $30, although college students get a $15 discount. There are also VIP passes available for $65. Click here for more info or call (434) 846-8499.

 The Maier Museum (1 Quinlan St.) at Randolph College celebrated the opening of “Zeitgeist: The Art Scene of Teenage Basquiat” a week late, thanks to the weather Hurricane Florence brought to these parts a month ago. And they moved the annual Berlind Symposium, featuring several events related to the exhibit, back a month. The delayed symposium gets underway today with an 11 a.m. artist talk by Lee Quiñones, a contemporary of Jean-Michel Basquiat who was known for his graffiti art in the ’80s. At 2 p.m., critic Luc Sante, who’s written far and wide about American art and culture and who penned the Grammy-winning liner notes for the 1997 reissue of Smithsonian Folkways’ legendary  Anthology of American Folk Music , will read from his work. And at 7 p.m., the museum will present a screening of Sara Driver’s 2017 documentary  Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat . Berlind Symposium events are free and open to the public. Call (434) 947-8136 or click  here  for more info.

The Maier Museum (1 Quinlan St.) at Randolph College celebrated the opening of “Zeitgeist: The Art Scene of Teenage Basquiat” a week late, thanks to the weather Hurricane Florence brought to these parts a month ago. And they moved the annual Berlind Symposium, featuring several events related to the exhibit, back a month. The delayed symposium gets underway today with an 11 a.m. artist talk by Lee Quiñones, a contemporary of Jean-Michel Basquiat who was known for his graffiti art in the ’80s. At 2 p.m., critic Luc Sante, who’s written far and wide about American art and culture and who penned the Grammy-winning liner notes for the 1997 reissue of Smithsonian Folkways’ legendary Anthology of American Folk Music, will read from his work. And at 7 p.m., the museum will present a screening of Sara Driver’s 2017 documentary Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Berlind Symposium events are free and open to the public. Call (434) 947-8136 or click here for more info.

 To bean or not to bean? That is the Chili Cook-Off question, or one of them. Yes, it’s time once again for the annual Chili Cook-Off at Big Island’s lovely Sedalia Center (1108 Sedalia School Rd.). The mild and spicy culinary event runs from 11:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tastings begin at noon, and there will be beer and other drinkables for sale, as well as music by local bands Rendezvous and Rare Form. No pets or coolers, but you can bring blankets, lawn chairs, and your own tasting spoon if you please. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the gate, and it’s free for children 12 and under. Click  here  for more info or call (434) 299-5080.

To bean or not to bean? That is the Chili Cook-Off question, or one of them. Yes, it’s time once again for the annual Chili Cook-Off at Big Island’s lovely Sedalia Center (1108 Sedalia School Rd.). The mild and spicy culinary event runs from 11:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tastings begin at noon, and there will be beer and other drinkables for sale, as well as music by local bands Rendezvous and Rare Form. No pets or coolers, but you can bring blankets, lawn chairs, and your own tasting spoon if you please. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the gate, and it’s free for children 12 and under. Click here for more info or call (434) 299-5080.

 It’s Halloween month for Appomattox’s Wolfbane Productions, which means they’ll be hosting their  Old Crawford Farm Ghost Tours  next weekend. But first they’ll be easing into a haunted frame of mind with a special outdoor movie night at their Wolfbane PAC (618 Country Club Rd.). It’s a double feature with the campy sisters of  Hocus Pocus  – Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimi – stirring up a cauldron of trouble as the best witches of 1993 in the first film, and Johnny Depp giving Christina Ricci the creeps in Tim Burton’s grandly gothic 1999 film  Sleepy Hollow . It’s outdoors, so you can bring blankets and chairs, and costumes are encouraged. Gates open at 7 p.m., and admission is free. However, you can grab priority seating tickets for $5 by clicking  here . Call (434) 579-3542 for more info, or click  here .

It’s Halloween month for Appomattox’s Wolfbane Productions, which means they’ll be hosting their Old Crawford Farm Ghost Tours next weekend. But first they’ll be easing into a haunted frame of mind with a special outdoor movie night at their Wolfbane PAC (618 Country Club Rd.). It’s a double feature with the campy sisters of Hocus Pocus – Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimi – stirring up a cauldron of trouble as the best witches of 1993 in the first film, and Johnny Depp giving Christina Ricci the creeps in Tim Burton’s grandly gothic 1999 film Sleepy Hollow. It’s outdoors, so you can bring blankets and chairs, and costumes are encouraged. Gates open at 7 p.m., and admission is free. However, you can grab priority seating tickets for $5 by clicking here. Call (434) 579-3542 for more info, or click here.

 If you’re reading this, it may already be too late to reserve a seat at the table for the vegan feast this evening at Urbavore (1103 Church St.). Then again, you may be able to squeeze in a last-minute reservation for the 6 p.m. October Supper Club dinner, which will feature roasted fall vegetables, a special cocktail, and chocolate cake for dessert. If not, no worries; it’s never too late to try one of Urbavore’s patented Boom Burgers, which they’re now selling at the Lynchburg Community Market on Saturdays. Their Breakfast of Champignons, a tofu scramble with a biscuit and mushroom gravy, is also quite good, and on the menu from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, until 8 p.m. on Saturdays, and until 4 p.m. on Sundays. For more info and the complete Urbavore menus, click  here , or call (434) 851-2727.

If you’re reading this, it may already be too late to reserve a seat at the table for the vegan feast this evening at Urbavore (1103 Church St.). Then again, you may be able to squeeze in a last-minute reservation for the 6 p.m. October Supper Club dinner, which will feature roasted fall vegetables, a special cocktail, and chocolate cake for dessert. If not, no worries; it’s never too late to try one of Urbavore’s patented Boom Burgers, which they’re now selling at the Lynchburg Community Market on Saturdays. Their Breakfast of Champignons, a tofu scramble with a biscuit and mushroom gravy, is also quite good, and on the menu from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, until 8 p.m. on Saturdays, and until 4 p.m. on Sundays. For more info and the complete Urbavore menus, click here, or call (434) 851-2727.

 Some of us know Heather Gillikin as the once and possibly future host of excellent karaoke parties, a 48-hour filmmaker, and a visionary who had the instincts to pair bourbon with bingo. She’s also an artist, an art teacher, and an entrepreneur who emcees painting parties through  Artly . This evening at Kegney Brothers (118 Main St.) from 7 to 9 p.m. she’ll be demonstrating the wonders of glow-in-the-dark paints and their applications in the general area of Halloween. She’ll provide the paints, the brushes, and the canvases. You just have to bring your own creative self and reserve a $50 seat and the easel. Click  here  for info and  here  for tickets. You can reach Kegneys at (434) 616-6691.

Some of us know Heather Gillikin as the once and possibly future host of excellent karaoke parties, a 48-hour filmmaker, and a visionary who had the instincts to pair bourbon with bingo. She’s also an artist, an art teacher, and an entrepreneur who emcees painting parties through Artly. This evening at Kegney Brothers (118 Main St.) from 7 to 9 p.m. she’ll be demonstrating the wonders of glow-in-the-dark paints and their applications in the general area of Halloween. She’ll provide the paints, the brushes, and the canvases. You just have to bring your own creative self and reserve a $50 seat and the easel. Click here for info and here for tickets. You can reach Kegneys at (434) 616-6691.

 The classic frights and fun continue this week at Venue Cinemas (901 Lakeside Dr.) with two very different films aimed at two very different demos. William Friedkin’s 1973 film  The Exorcist  is simply a masterpiece of American scary cinema, and a template for the psychological supernatural thriller genre. It stars young Linda Blair as the possessed 12-year-old Regan MacNeil and Jason Miller as the priest who exorcizes her demons. Warning: It is not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach.  Paranorman , on the other hand, is a friendlier sort of supernatural film about an 11-year-old who speaks with the dead. It’s an animated film that’s more for the light of heart. Both films screen through the end of the week. For show times and tickets click  here  or call (434) 845-2398.

The classic frights and fun continue this week at Venue Cinemas (901 Lakeside Dr.) with two very different films aimed at two very different demos. William Friedkin’s 1973 film The Exorcist is simply a masterpiece of American scary cinema, and a template for the psychological supernatural thriller genre. It stars young Linda Blair as the possessed 12-year-old Regan MacNeil and Jason Miller as the priest who exorcizes her demons. Warning: It is not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach. Paranorman, on the other hand, is a friendlier sort of supernatural film about an 11-year-old who speaks with the dead. It’s an animated film that’s more for the light of heart. Both films screen through the end of the week. For show times and tickets click here or call (434) 845-2398.

 It took an artist to do justice to an artist’s life, and a painter to capture the painterly details of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s rise and fall. In 1996, which was eight years after Basquiat died at the age of 27, artist Julian Schnabel made his directorial debut with  Basquiat , a biopic starring Jeffrey Wright as Jean-Michel, David Bowie as Andy Warhol, and Gary Oldham as some guy named Julian Schnabel. The film screens for free this evening at 7 p.m. as part of a film series tie-in with the exhibit “Zeitgeist: The Art Scene of Teenage Basquiat” at Randolph College’s Maier Museum of Art (1 Quinlan St.) at Randolph College. For more info, click  here  or call (434) 947-8136.

It took an artist to do justice to an artist’s life, and a painter to capture the painterly details of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s rise and fall. In 1996, which was eight years after Basquiat died at the age of 27, artist Julian Schnabel made his directorial debut with Basquiat, a biopic starring Jeffrey Wright as Jean-Michel, David Bowie as Andy Warhol, and Gary Oldham as some guy named Julian Schnabel. The film screens for free this evening at 7 p.m. as part of a film series tie-in with the exhibit “Zeitgeist: The Art Scene of Teenage Basquiat” at Randolph College’s Maier Museum of Art (1 Quinlan St.) at Randolph College. For more info, click here or call (434) 947-8136.

 By day, Daughters and Sons Pizza (522 5th St.) is a nice place to grab a substantial Sicilian slice or two and maybe an excellent ice cream sandwich. By night, well, it’s usually the same basic deal. But this evening and tomorrow evening are a different story. By now there’s a good chance that both of chef Jason Arbusto’s Fall Flavors dinners are sold out, but there’s always a waiting list. The menu features a fall vegetable salad, pumpkin soup, roasted duck breast, and salted caramel cheesecake and it’s $55 per person. There’s a cocktail hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., followed by a sit-down dinner. Click  here  for info, or call (434) 333-4244. We recommend stopping by Daughters and Sons, grabbing a few slices, and getting on the mailing list for future events like this.

By day, Daughters and Sons Pizza (522 5th St.) is a nice place to grab a substantial Sicilian slice or two and maybe an excellent ice cream sandwich. By night, well, it’s usually the same basic deal. But this evening and tomorrow evening are a different story. By now there’s a good chance that both of chef Jason Arbusto’s Fall Flavors dinners are sold out, but there’s always a waiting list. The menu features a fall vegetable salad, pumpkin soup, roasted duck breast, and salted caramel cheesecake and it’s $55 per person. There’s a cocktail hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., followed by a sit-down dinner. Click here for info, or call (434) 333-4244. We recommend stopping by Daughters and Sons, grabbing a few slices, and getting on the mailing list for future events like this.

 As anyone who’s ever spent a significant amount of qualify time with a toddler knows, all books are edible. That said, we’re intrigued with what the folks at Randolph College’s Lipscomb Library (2500 Rivermont Ave.) have cooked up for today. It’s an edible books contest and it involves a rather creative approach to the healthy consumption of literature. Member of the Lynchburg community are invited to dream up a culinary creation that has something to do with a book. It doesn’t have to look like a book, but it does have to be homemade, capable of surviving without spoiling for eight hours, and inspired by a book. You can view the entry form and contact the library by clicking  here . All entries are due by 10:30 a.m., after which they will be on display from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Winners will be announced at 2:30 p.m., and then the eating will commence.

As anyone who’s ever spent a significant amount of qualify time with a toddler knows, all books are edible. That said, we’re intrigued with what the folks at Randolph College’s Lipscomb Library (2500 Rivermont Ave.) have cooked up for today. It’s an edible books contest and it involves a rather creative approach to the healthy consumption of literature. Member of the Lynchburg community are invited to dream up a culinary creation that has something to do with a book. It doesn’t have to look like a book, but it does have to be homemade, capable of surviving without spoiling for eight hours, and inspired by a book. You can view the entry form and contact the library by clicking here. All entries are due by 10:30 a.m., after which they will be on display from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Winners will be announced at 2:30 p.m., and then the eating will commence.