Weekend Top 10
By Sarah Story, Citizen Events Editor 10/06/11
The Ryan Corbitt Trio and The Desiree Roots Trio will perform “An Evening of Jazz” at 7 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. The concert is part of CACGA’s 2nd Stage Performance Series. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit http://www.artsglenallen.com .
Several Virginia organizations will host a two day community forum on one of America’s hidden tragedies – the challenges facing America’s foster care youth. To kick off the event, Jimmy Wayne will perform on Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Camp Concert Hall at the University of Richmond. Wayne, a former homeless teen and foster youth, will perform country hits while sharing stories about his life in the foster care system. The Virginia premiere of “From Place to Place” will take place at 2 p.m. at the Byrd Theatre, 2908 W. Cary St. The documentary tells the stories of Raif, Mandy and Micah, who grew up in foster care in Montana and how they faced life aging out of the system with little support. Both events are free and open to the public. For details, visit http://www.henricocasa.org .
The 9th Annual Children’s Hospital Foundation 5K/10K Walk/Run & Kids Mascot Mile will be held at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond, 2924 Brook Rd. The Kids Mascot Mile for ages 5-10 starts at 8:30 a.m. All children will receive a participation ribbon and a goody bag of treats at the finish line. The 10K will start at 9 a.m. and the 5K will start at 9:15 a.m. Local radio stations will provide music throughout the race course and there will be a post-race breakfast, health fair, kid’s festival, a decorated stroller contest and more. Registration fees are $10 to $35. Total proceeds will benefit the Children’s Hospital Foundation. For details, call 228-5827 or visit http://www.amfamrace.com .
The 5th Annual Step Up for Down Syndrome 5K & Family Festival will be held rain or shine at Short Pump Town Center. The 5K Run/Walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a free family festival following from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. There will be live music from The Groove Motive, children’s entertainment, exhibitors, a pumpkin patch, prizes and a ceremony honoring all individuals with Down Syndrome. Registration fees are $5 to $10. Proceeds will benefit the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond. For details, call 796-5141 or visit http://www.dsagr.com.
Varina High School, 7053 Messer Rd., will host its 3rd annual Blue Devil Dash 5K Run/Walk at 8 a.m. This flat course is set to be run/walked by the Varina community, going past John Rolfe Middle School and Baker Elementary School, as well as the greater Richmond community. A Kids’ one-mile Fun Run, for ages 12 and under, will start at 8 a.m. and the 5K Run/Walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. The purpose of the event is to encourage physical activity among Varina students, faculty and community members, as well as help raise funds for student activities, campus beautification and scholarships. For details, call 226-8700.
The 30th annual Festival of India will be held from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 8-9 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N. 3rd St. The festival offers a unique opportunity to celebrate and explore India’s diverse culture and traditions, including authentic regional food, arts, crafts and entertainment. There will also be vendors selling traditional Indian clothing, jewelry, movies and music and offering services such as fortune telling, henna and face painting. Admission is free. For details, call 346-9955 or visit http://www.thefestivalofindia.org .
The 10th Annual Ztoberfest Car Show will begin at 9 a.m. at Sheehy Nissan in Mechanicsville, 6564 Mechanicsville Tnpk. This people’s choice show will be open to Z cars of all eras, as well as to other performance-oriented Nissan and Infinity vehicles. Judging will take place at 12 p.m. and awards will be distributed at 3 p.m. Trophies will be awarded in the following categories: Best in Show, Club Choice, Dealer’s Choice, Longest Distance, Diamond in the Rough and more. Registration fees are $25 to $75. There will also be door prizes, raffles and food for sale. Proceeds will benefit ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation. For details, visit http://www.richmondzcar.com/show .
The West Broad Village FUNdraises for a Cure will launch with a celebratory “Tickled Pink Party” from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Wine Loft, 4305 Whittall Way. Attendees will enjoy wine, beer, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and live jazz. Additionally, there will be a French Boutique Fashion Show with breast cancer survivors (some West Broad Village residents) modeling chic and unique fashions and the Sweet Spot candy store and a VCU fashion design graduate will unveil candy-crafted fashions designed for children of breast cancer survivors in a spin-off of the popular “Project Runway” show. Tickets are $75 and includes a $40 donation to Susan G. Komen. VIP tickets are $100. For details, call 360-0582.
The Richmond West Breakfast Lions Club (based in western Henrico) recently donated 59 backpacks to the Westover Hills Elementary School on Jahnke Road.
Above, club members display some of the backpacks prior to their distribution. > Read more.
Thanks to a first-place win in The American Protege International Vocal Competition 2014, Glen Allen High School student Matija Tomas will travel to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall in December.
At the first-place winners recital in Weill Hall, Matija will perform Giacomo Puccini’s opera aria, “Chi il bel sogna di doretta.” She will perform with other vocalists from around the world and have the opportunity to win other awards and scholarships.
Locally, Thomas has performed with Richmond’s renowned Glorious Christmas Nights, Christian Youth Theatre, and WEAG’s Urban Gospel Youth Choir. > Read more.
The John Rolfe YMCA and Gayton Baptist Church have partnered in an effort to bring greater health and wellness opportunities to the community.
Through this partnership, the John Rolfe Y will run Youth Winter Sports programs, including basketball and indoor soccer, in Gayton’s newly renovated $5.5 million outreach center that features a new gymnasium, youth and teen space, social space with café, meeting space and full service commercial kitchen. > Read more.
Urban Tavern’s big, bold themes impress
The Urban Tavern opened in August, replacing the former Shackelford’s space at 10498 Ridgefield Parkway in Short Pump. Because of local and longtime devotion to Shackleford’s, Urban Tavern has some big shoes to fill.
Without any background information, I headed to the restaurant for dinner on a Wednesday night, two months after its opening.
On a perfect fall evening, four out of eight outdoor tables were taken, giving the impression that the restaurant was busier than it was. On the inside, a couple tables were taken, and a few folks were seated at the bar. > Read more.
‘Alexander’ provides uncomplicated family fun
It’s not surprising in the least that Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day doesn’t much resemble the book it’s based upon.
Judith Viorst’s 1972 picture book isn’t exactly overflowing with movie-worthy material. Boy has bad day. Boy is informed that everyone has bad days sometimes. Then, the back cover.
In the film, the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad-ness is blown up to more extreme size. Alexander Cooper (Ed Oxenbould) has a bum day every day, while the rest of his family (Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette, Kerris Dorsey) exist in a constant bubble of perfection and cheery optimism – to the point that the family is so wrapped up in their own success that Alexander’s being ignored.
So on the eve of his 12th birthday, Alexander makes a wish: just once, he’d like his family to see things from his perspective; to experience the crushing disappointment of one of those no good, very bad days. Once he has blown out the candle on his pre-birthday ice cream sundae, his family’s fate is sealed: one full day of crippling disasters for all of them. > Read more.
Tickets for Deep Run High School’s fall musical production – Aida – will go on sale Nov. 3. The Elton John-Tim Rice pop opera, inspired by Verdi’s classic opera, tells the story of enslaved Nubian princess Aida, who falls for captain of the guard Radames, who is betrothed to the Egyptian princess.
Performances will be held Nov. 13-15 at 7 p.m. each day. > Read more.
Performances will be held Nov. 13-15 at 7 p.m. each day. > Read more.
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