Weekend Top 10
By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 03/21/13
CAT Theatre will present Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None” March 22 to April 7 at the CAT Theatre playhouse at 319 N. Wilkinson Rd. Adapted for the stage in 1945 from Agatha Christie's best-selling novel written in 1939, Director Lynn Smith has taken the challenge to keep her talented cast true to the 1940's style, with proper English accents, authentic set design, and period props. For tickets and show times, visit http://www.cattheatre.com .
Visit Henricus Historical Park March 22-23 to commemorate the anniversary of the 1622 Virginia Indian offensive which destroyed Henricus. A ceremony on Friday will honor English lives lost and perspectives of both Virginia Indians and colonists will be explored on Saturday. A candlelight tour will offer first-person accounts as if it were the evening of the offensive. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children ages 3-12. For details, visit http://www.henricus.org .
The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will present Les 7 Doigts de la Main’s production of “PSY” at 7:30 p.m. March 22-23 and at 2 p.m. March 24 in Alice Jepson Theatre. The Montreal-based circus company Les 7 Doigts de la Main is known for creating “circus at a human scale.” Their fourth creation, PSY, merges acrobatics of the body with acrobatics of the mind and soul by delving into the rich and surreal underworld of the human psyche. Admission is $38. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu .
University of Richmond students will host the Emotions in Motion 5k March 23 to raise awareness about mental illness and raise funds for Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, a nonprofit organization that educates the public about symptoms of depression and mental illness, in order to decrease the stigma associated with them. The run will start at the Robins Center at 11:15 a.m. Registration fees are $20 for the general public and $10 for students and persons under age 12. For details, visit http://save.donordrive.com/event/universityofrichmond .
Theatre IV will present “The Oliver Hill Story” at 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Oliver Hill, Sr., a trial lawyer in Richmond, worked tirelessly against racial discrimination and helped end the doctrine of “separate but equal.” Admission is free. For details, call 328-4491 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com .
Glen Allen Library, 10501 Staples Mill Rd., will present a workshop on couponing with Tiffany Cutts at 2 p.m. Learn why you should use coupons, how to find and organize them, how to save on groceries and coupon etiquette. Bring coupons for the coupon swap at the end of the program. For details, call 290-9500 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org .
VCU Theater students will perform Lewis Carroll’s “The Jabberwocky” at 11 a.m. at Gayton Library, 10600 Gayton Rd., and at 2:30 p.m. at Fairfield Library, 1001 N. Laburnum Ave. This performance piece brings the poem’s nonsensical language to life through movement, puppetry and mask work. Intended for elementary and middle school aged students. For details, visit http://www.henricolibrary.org .
The Simon Kidgits Club at Virginia Center Commons, 10101 Brook Rd., will present Eggstravaganza from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Food Court. There will be games, prizes, giveaways, treats, visits from the Easter Bunny and more. A Kidgits Club membership is $5. For details, call 266-9002 or visit http://www.virginiacentercommons.com .
The Center Season at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd., continues with “An Afternoon with Groucho” at 2 p.m. Award winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante recreates his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in a two-act comedy that includes the best Groucho one-liners, anecdotes and songs. Admission is $37. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit http://www.artsglenallen.com
Richmonders Jim Morgan and Dan Stackhouse were married at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Lakeside Mar. 7 month after winning the Say I Do! With OutRVA wedding contest in February. The contest was open to LGBT couples in recognition of Virginia’s marriage equality law, which took effect last fall. The wedding included a package valued at $25,000.
Morgan and Stackhouse, who became engaged last fall on the day marriage equality became the law in Virginia, have been together for 16 years. They were selected from among 40 couples who registered for the contest. The winners were announced at the Say I Do! Dessert Soiree at the Renaissance in Richmond in February. > Read more.
The Fourth Annual Healy Gala will be held Saturday, Apr. 11, at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The event was created to honor Michael Healy, a local businessman and community leader who died suddenly in June 2011, and to endow the Mike Healy Scholarship (through the Glen Allen Ruritan Club), which benefits students of Glen Allen High School.
Healy served as the chairman of Glen Allen Day for several years and helped raise thousands of dollars for local charities and organizations. > Read more.
The Richmond Battlefield Ruritan Club is holding a Brunswick stew sale, with orders accepted through March 13 and pick-up available March 14. The cost is $8 per quart.
Pick-up will be at noon, March 14, at the Richmond Heights Civic Center, 7440 Wilton Road in Varina.
To place an order, call Mike at (804) 795- 7327 or Jim at (804) 795-9116. > Read more.
Two events this weekend benefit man’s best friend – a rabies clinic, sponsored by the Glendale Ruritan Club, and an American Red Cross Canine First Aid & CPR workshop at Alpha Dog Club. The fifth annual Shelby Rocks “Cancer is a Drag” Womanless Pageant will benefit the American Cancer Society and a spaghetti luncheon on Sunday will benefit the Eastern Henrico Ruritan Club. Twin Hickory Library will also host a used book sale this weekend with proceeds benefiting The Friends of the Twin Hickory Library. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.
Ichiban offers rich Asian flavors, but portions lack
In a spot that could be easily overlooked is a surprising, and delicious, Japanese restaurant. In a tiny nook in the shops at the corner of Ridgefield Parkway and Pump Road sits a welcoming, warm and comfortable Asian restaurant called Ichiban, which means “the best.”
The restaurant, tucked between a couple others in the Gleneagles Shopping Center, was so quiet and dark that it was difficult to tell if it was open at 6:30 p.m. on a Monday. When I opened the door, I smiled when I looked inside. > Read more.
Disney’s no-frills, live-action ‘Cinderella’ delights
Cinderella is the latest from Disney’s new moviemaking battle plan: producing live-action adaptations of all their older classics. Which is a plan that’s had questionable results in the past.
Alice in Wonderland bloated with more Tim Burton goth-pop than the inside of a Hot Topic. Maleficent was a step in the right direction, but the movie couldn’t decide if Maleficent should be a hero or a villain (even if she should obviously be a villain) and muddled itself into mediocrity.
Cinderella is much better. Primarily, because it’s just Cinderella. No radical rebooting. No Tim Burton dreck. It’s the 1950 Disney masterpiece, transposed into live action and left almost entirely untouched. > Read more.
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