Henrico County entertainment

CAT Theatre to host Red Eye 10s International Play Festival


CAT Theatre once again will serve as the East Coast host to the Red Eye 10s International Play Festival, which will take place Sept. 30.

The festival is a 24-hour, 10-minuet play festival featuring six original plays in multiple theaters around the world at the same time. Red Eye hosts produce the six plays and share that process with everyone else involved through social media and redeye10s.com website.
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Henrico native’s film chosen as festival’s semi-finalist

Henrico native John Irwin’s film “Sold” has been chosen as a semi-finalist for Ridley Scott’s Your Film Festival. “Sold” was selected out of more than 15,000 submissions and if voted into the top 10, will open the Venice International Film Festival.

“Sold” is about a young journalist who is inadvertently captured into a human trafficking ring while investigating the treatment of undocumented immigrants in America.

Ridley Scott’s Your Film Festival shows how Scott Free Productions has been able to use YouTube to gain more exposure for filmmakers. The winner of the competition will be awarded $500,000 to make the film a reality with Ridley Scott, a noted film director and producer.
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Play along with this play

Rowan Joseph has worked alongside actors such as Kevin Spacey, Helen Mirren and Katharine Hepburn. Shane Partlow has trod the boards for decades and appeared in plenty of films and television programs.

Yet they’re coming to town to share the stage with a 10-pound frozen turkey – and having the time of their lives.

“The Queen of Bingo,” a play by Jeanne Michels and Phyllis Murphy, gives the friends a chance for some frivolity and fun.

They roll out the touring show several times a month across the United States and will perform at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen March 9 and 10.
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Israeli Film Festival highlights JCC’s cultural offerings

Thousands of people zip by the Carole and Marcus Weinstein Jewish Community Center on Monument Avenue every day. It’s a good time to slow down for a closer look.

Step inside and you’ll find one of the area’s most vibrant cultural arts communities, with a theater company, speaker’s series, film festival, concerts, authors and more, all celebrating many aspects of Jewish and culture.

“We have tons and tons and tons of events, said Orly Lewis, Director of Adult Services and Cultural Arts.
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‘Legend of the Poinsettia’ returns to Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen

The Latin Ballet of Virginia's Legend of the Poinsettia will return to The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen for performances Jan. 5-8.

The Legend of the Poinsettia is based upon a Mexican legend and traditional story in the Latin American holiday season about a pure hearted girl who discovers the true spirit of giving.
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From longhouses to schoolhouses: Henrico’s history on display

Q: What legendary couple resided at the site of the present-day Varina Farm in the early 1600s?

A: Of course you know that. Everyone has heard the legend of Pocahontas and John Rolfe.

But there is a lot more to Henrico history. The county is wrapping up a year-long celebration of its 400th anniversary with a look at both everyday life and major events.

Out of the Wilderness: The History of Henrico County, a small but comprehensive exhibit at Meadow Farm Museum’s orientation center, highlights some of the people, places and events that contributed to the county’s vibrant past.
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‘Landscapes’ exhibit to open at CACGA


The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen will host a reception to celebrate the opening of the exhibition “Ning Lee’s Landscape Painting” featuring paintings by internationally known artist Ning Lee Nov. 3 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Gumenick Family Gallery. Lee, a native of China, will be present at the opening.
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Henrico through the lens

Valentine exhibit explores county's history in photographs

Photographs that span more than a century and help tell the stories of everyday life in Henrico County during that span are on display as part of a new exhibit at the Valentine Richmond History Center downtown.

"Into Focus: Henrico County through the Camera" – a collaborative exhibit with Henrico County featuring about 50 photographs of the county from as far back as 1899 – opened Oct. 13 and will continue through March. Photos in the exhibit document each of the county's five magisterial districts and are arranged by district, curator Meg Hughes said. The exhibit is designed to celebrate Henrico's 400th anniversary this year.
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Bifocals, in focus

A theatre project by, and for, older adults
A quasi-independent arm of the Barksdale Theatre and Theatre IV, Bifocals offers older adults the allure of the footlights, creativity and plenty of jovial companionship. And a paycheck – albeit small – doesn’t hurt either.
“It’s a very welcoming environment” said Walker, a retired state assistant superintendent of education. “It draws you in.”
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