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UR Modlin Center for the Arts to stream NT Live’s ‘Of Mice and Men’

November 20 2014 - Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music, 7:30 p.m., $7 to $14
The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will stream National Theatre Live’s “Of Mice and Men” at 7:30 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music. The performance stars Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominee James Franco (127 Hours, Milk) and Tony Award nominee Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Girls). NT Live brings the best of British theatre direct from the stages of London to movie theatres around the world. An encore broadcast is scheduled for Nov. 16. Tickets are $7 to $14. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu

UR to broadcast Pathe Live’s Bolshoi Ballet’s production of ‘The Pharaoh’s Daughter’

November 24 2014 - Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music, 7:30 p.m., $7 to $14
The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will broadcast Pathe Live’s Bolshoi Ballet’s production of “The Pharaoh’s Daughter” at 7:30 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music. The plot of this lavish production is loosely based on Théophile Gauthier’s novel “Le Roman de la Momie.” Pathe Live's Bolshoi Ballet program brings the best Bolshoi Ballet productions direct from Moscow to cinemas and performing arts centers across the U.S. Tickets are $7 to $14. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu

Community

Tournament supports adoption efforts

Among participants at the Seventh Annual Coordinators2Inc Golf Tournament and awards luncheon Oct. 3 were (from left) Rebecca Ricardo, C2 Inc executive director; Kevin Derr, member of the winning foursome; Sharon Richardson, C2 Inc founder; and Frank Ridgway and Jon King, members of the winning foursome.

Held at The Crossings Golf Club, the tournament will benefit placement of children from Virginia's foster care system into permanent families through Coordinators2. > Read more.

A.C. Moore to host winter craft day for kids

Event will help kick of Marine Corps' 'Toys for Tots' campaign
All 140 A.C. Moore locations will serve as drop-off centers this year for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, and all toys collected will stay in the local communities served by the stores in which they are donated.

On Saturday, Nov. 15, the Willow Lawn location will kick off the month-long program by hosting a "Make & Take" craft event for kids. Children ages six and older will be able to make a craft and take it home with them. Representatives from the Marines will be in-store to teach customers about the Toys for Tots program. A.C. Moore team members will be on site to help with the crafts. > Read more.

Hands-on duties

More than 1,000 volunteers from throughout the region gathered last month as part of HandsOn Greater Richmond to complete more than 60 projects.

The event is a program of the Partnership for Nonprofit Excellence.

In Henrico, a group of Target employees (pictured) undertook a project at Fairfield Middle School to help re-plant the school's community garden and paint the outdoor shelter. > Read more.

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Entertainment

‘Sizing Up!’ opens at Cultural Arts Center

The Cultural Arts Center unveils a new exhibit – "Sizing Up!" – Nov. 20-Jan. 18 in the Gumenick Family Gallery.

Artist Chuck Larivey has spent the past three years "sizing up" – creating large-scale oil paintings that are designed to engage their viewers in a monumental way by using size to captivate them and make them a part of the artistic experience.

The exhibit is appropriate for all ages and is free and open to the public at the center, located at 2880 Mountain Road in Glen Allen. > Read more.

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For our Top 10 calendar events this weekend, click here! > Read more.

A ‘Life’ well lived

Animated ‘Book of Life’ overcomes average storyline with extraordinary presentation, details
“Beauty is only skin deep” applies all too well to The Book of Life. An animated feature from first-time director Jorge R. Gutierrez, The Book of Life spins a classic love triangle – two childhood friends, Manolo (Diego Luna) and Joaquin (Channing Tatum) both in love with Maria (Zoe Saldana).

Maria, in all honesty, is a little more interested in Manolo’s musical charms, but her father wants her to marry the boastful and militaristic Joaquin. And when two gods, La Muerte and Xibalba (Kate de Castillo and Ron Perlman, respectively), turn this little love triangle into a wager (as gods often do), Manolo’s quest for true love will take him through life, death, immortality and the underworlds of Mexican folklore.

Now, back to the “beauty” part – because as far as the visuals go, The Book of Life is the most extraordinary animated film to hit theaters this year. > Read more.

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