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
The Sandston Rotary Club recently donated $1,000 to the Sandston YMCA for its Bright Beginnings program, which helps provide children in need with school supplies for the new school year. > Read more.
To help celebrate twenty years of service to advocating for abused and neglected children in Henrico County, Henrico Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc. (CASA) will host an evening with bestselling author K.L. Randis on Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Belmont Recreation Center in Lakeside.
Randis is best known for her bestselling novel, Spilled Milk, which tells her painful – but ultimately triumphant – personal story of abuse and of child abuse prevention. The book is her first novel.
The Ambassador of the Philippines to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. attended the Ninth Annual Filipino Festival at Our Lady of Lourdes Church earlier this month. Cuisia (pictured above with festival performers) was welcomed by County Manager John Vithoulkas and Brookland District Supervisor Dick Glover (below) at the church, which is located in Lakeside.
While enjoying some of the cultural performances at the festival, the ambassador and his wife had a private lunch with Vithoulkas, Glover, Eldon Burton (an outreach representative from U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner’s Office) and Father James Begley, the pastor of OLL. > Read more.
Short Pump brewery offers more than just beer
I am still (happily) thinking about my entire experience at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery last week. Knowing nothing about this new brewery out of Denver, I was leery of brew-pub in the heart of Short Pump Town Center – this is not what I’d usually think of as a perfect fit, and yet, it was.
The restaurant and craft brewery opened in early June and features 10 beers made by female brewmaster Becky Hammond (pictured). This is the restaurant’s second location in Virginia; the first is in Arlington. Behind glass walls, customers watched the beer brewing in massive steel barrels. For our up-and-coming beer region, it makes sense that Short Pump would jump on board.
As I walked up to the back of the mall near the comedy club, I was taken aback by what I saw: at the top of the stairs was an overflowing restaurant with outdoor seating, large umbrellas and dangling outdoor lights. > Read more.
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen is now registering participants for its fall 2014 schedule of classes.
The center will offer more than 100 classes for children and adults, covering topicssuch as culinary arts, fiber arts, visual and performance arts and more. Instruction is structured to appeal to a wide range of abilities, from beginners to experts of all ages. Class sizes are kept small to ensure maximum benefit for participants with generally no more than 15 students. > Read more.
Find out how your favorite dining establishments fared during their most recent inspections by the Virginia Department of Health. > Read more.
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