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JAN. 4
The film “My Fair Lady” will play at the Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd., at 7 p.m. Jan. 4 and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Jan. 5. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the door. For details, call 328-4491 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com .
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Wear your pajamas, bring a pillow and watch a classic holiday flick starring Dr. Seuss’ meanest and greenest character at 2 p.m. at Twin Hickory Library, 5001 Twin Hickory Rd. All ages welcome. For details, call 290-9200 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org .
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Comedian Tony Rock will perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Jan. 5 and at 7 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Richmond Funny Bone Comedy Club in Short Pump Town Center. Rock, younger brother of comedian Chris Rock, has been on television and the big screen and his “Comedy Central Presents” special aired in 2010. Tickets are $15 to $17. For details, call 521-8900 or visit http://www.richmondfunnybone.com .

JAN. 5
The Greater Richmond Branch of the American Association of University Women will hold a meeting at 10:30 a.m. at the Kroger Training Center, 2235 Staples Mill Rd. Guest speakers Lois Hofstra and Earl Rogers will give an overview of the Road Scholar – Adventures in Learning program. There will be an opportunity for questions and input. For details, visit http://www.aauwbonairva.org .
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IMANI Place, 6 W. Nine Mile Rd., will host an Epiphany/3 King’s Day Celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be live animals, period costumes, local talent, poetry, music, dancers, a Kids Corner, food and more. Admission is free and open to the public. For details, call 486-9200.
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Andy Vaughan & The Driveline will perform at 8 p.m. at McCook’s Lakeside Grill, 5516 Lakeside Ave. Enjoy a night of country music, honky-tonk and western swing. For details, call 266-2717.
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St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 6000 Grove Ave., will begin its Season of Light January performance series with an All-Bach Concert at 8 p.m. The Eckhart Ensemble, a baroque orchestra, and Sanctuary, St. Stephens’ Compline choir, will perform. A light reception will follow. Admission is $15; students are admitted free. For details, visit http://www.saintstephensrichmond.net/performance .
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Kitchen Thyme, 7801 W. Broad St., will host an indoor winter market every Saturday through April from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be up to 15 local food vendors and artisans each week. For details, call 396-2665 or visit http://www.kitchenthymerva.com .

JAN. 6
Messiah Lutheran Church, 8154 Atlee Rd., will host its sixth annual Epiphany Celebration at 6:30 p.m. There will be activities for young children and a reception will include “Epiphany Cakes” that contain a surprise. A sprig of Christmas greens may be brought to burn that will be used for Ash Wednesday. Donations of gloves, scarves and socks will be collected for the homeless. For details, call 776-7134.
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Children ages 4-5 are invited to “Enchanting Icicles,” a workshop on how these icy marvels are formed, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Three Lakes Nature Center, 400 Sausiluta Dr. Cost is $6. To register, call 262-5055.
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State provides online directory of Bingo games


Wondering where to go to play Bingo? Wonder no more.

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) recently launched an online directory of permitted bingo games played in Virginia. Listed by locality, more than 400 regular games are available across the state. The directory will be updated monthly and can be found on VDACS’ website at http://www.vdacs.virginia.gov/gaming/index.shtml.

“Many Virginia charities, including volunteer rescue squads, booster clubs and programs to feed the homeless, use proceeds from charitable gaming as a tool to support their missions, said Michael Menefee, program manager for VDACS’ Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs. > Read more.

Local couple wins wedding at Lewis Ginter


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.

Fourth-annual Healy Gala planned


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.

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Weekend Top 10


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.

A taste of Japan

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.

One beauty of a charmer

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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