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or displaying their artwork in shared creative spaces, a different neigh- borhood in New Haven will take over each weekend, from Westville to Erector Square in nearby Fair Haven. Fort Worth, Texas “Rent” Oct. 17-22 Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall BassHall.com Award-winning rock musical “Rent” returns to the stage in this 20th anniversary touring production. A reimagining of Giacomo Puccini’s opera “La Bohème,” “Rent” tells an inspiring tale of seven artists who are struggling to follow their dreams. The story is a celebration of friendship and creativity that has proven to be timeless. Lone Star Film Festival Nov. 8-12 Sundance Square LoneStarFilmFestival.com In a city rich with culture, it’s nat- ural that a film festival would find popularity. Screening everything from feature films to shorts and documentaries, the festival will also give audiences the chance to attend Q&A sessions after films are screened, as well as special industry panel discussions. Asheville, North Carolina Waterfalls ‘N Wine Through Oct. 27 Pisgah National Forest PisgahFieldSchool.org Get your fill of nature with the Waterfalls ‘N Wine tour. Guided by members of the Pisgah Field School, guests will visit five waterfalls during the four-hour adventure while also learning about local plants and wildlife as well as the history of the Appalachian Mountains. The experi- ence culminates with wine tastings at Broad Street Wines. Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival Nov. 11 Asheville Outlets FoodTruckFestivalsofAmerica.com Though this specific festival is held across the country, it’s coming to FA L L 2 0 1 7 OE3_Must-eV4-e.indd 65 Asheville for the first time this fall. Dine on dishes from gourmet food trucks while mingling with the locals. It’s a great way to support small business owners while sampling new foods and tasty treats. Richmond, Virginia “Hear My Voice: Native American Art From the Past and Present” Through Nov. 26 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts VMFA.museum Part of a statewide museum tour, this exhibition features more than 50 pieces of artwork. Demonstrating how the natural world, their own community and outside cultures affect their art and identity, Native American artists explore the shared history as well as the diversity of 35 indigenous cultures. Richmond Folk Festival Oct. 13-15 Downtown Richmond Riverfront RichmondFolkFestival.org Explore local culture through dance, storytelling, food, crafts and, of course, music at the Richmond Folk Festival. This year, performers from across the country will play every- thing from bluegrass and western swing to jazz and blues. | 65 | San Antonio, Texas Cirque Du Soleil “Crystal” Oct. 13-15 AT&T Center CirqueDuSoleil.com The latest from renowned enter- tainment company Cirque Du Soleil, “Crystal” takes innovative stunts and acrobatics to the ice for the first time. Combining ice skating with artistic movements, stunning aesthetics and state-of- the-art production, guests will find themselves on an electrifying jour- ney with a girl who shatters reality to find a surreal world beyond. Luminaria Nov. 10-11 Various locations LuminariaSA.org This annual contemporary arts fes- tival, which takes place all over San Antonio, features everything from dance, theater performances and film screenings to light projections, creative demonstrations and live music. The free after-dark festi- val aims to celebrate the artistic heritage of the city, and includes additional special events like a VIP preview tour, artist brunches and a closing party.• ESCAPES 9/22/17 1:44 PM