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UR Weekly Roundup | Week of Oct. 17

<p>Photos by Madyson Fitzgerald and Ben Wasserstein.</p>

Photos by Madyson Fitzgerald and Ben Wasserstein.

This week has something for everyone. Check out the happenings: 

Dorm Hacks with the Trans Handy Ma'am

Tuesday 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

Viral TikTok star Mercury Stardust is coming to the Tyler Haynes Commons Tuesday night. The event will include Mercury doing demos of DIY projects and repairs, talking about her life and a Q&A session to close the event. The Office of Residence Life and Housing is also hosting a social media contest, “Best Dressed Room,” where Mercury will choose three finalists and announce the winner at the end of the event.  

Boba Tea Pop-Up at Heilman Dining Center

Tuesday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Head to the dining hall on Tuesday during lunch to take advantage of the create-your-own bubble tea pop-up bar. 

Hocus Pocus: Drag Bingo 

Tuesday 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

Monthly Drag Bingo is back at Starr Hill Richmond Beer Hall and Rooftop, and this week it’s bringing the Halloween spirit. This event will include bingo, musical drag performances, a happy hour and a “Hocus Pocus” costume contest. Reservations should be requested in advance via email to with the subject “Drag Bingo Reservations.” For more information, visit here

Haunted Car Wash: Tommy’s Express Richmond 

Friday and Saturday 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. 

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A car wash and a haunted house? That’s what I like to call efficient. Head to Tommy’s Express locations at either 7048 Forest Hill Ave. or 3110 North Arthur Ashe Blvd. for a spooky car wash through the Tunnel of Terror. Visit their website for more information. 

Hike for Kids 2022

Saturday 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

The 11th annual Hike for Kids that raises money for the Blue Sky Fund will be on Saturday beginning at the Virginia War Memorial downtown. Adults will pay a $40 dollar registration fee to partake in a 3-, 8- or 13-mile loop in the James River Park system. Check-in begins at 8:45 a.m., and there is a Post-Hike Celebration with food, drink and live music. Blue Sky Fund is a local non-profit that provides outdoor experiences to make it more accessible for urban youth. For more information about the hike, visit here.  

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