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Enjoy an evening of 20s tin pan alley jazz with Rumble Seat Revival at CACGA

May 06 2016 - Part of CACGA’s 2nd Stage series, which highlights a different musical genre on the first Friday of each month, 7 p.m., $15 to $18
Enjoy an evening of 20s tin pan alley jazz with Rumble Seat Revival at 7 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. Rumble Seat Revival, a six-piece ensemble featuring dynamic vocals, guitar, upright bass, clarinet, cornet, accordion, washboard and ukulele, is dedicated to the reinvention and rejuvenation of pre-war American jazz made famous by legendary Tin Pan Alley writers and early 20th century tunesmiths. The concert is part of CACGA’s 2nd Stage series, which highlights a different musical genre on the first Friday of each month. Dinner and drinks are available for purchase. Tickets are $15 to $18. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit http://www.artsglenallen.com

Retail Merchants Association’s May First Friday Forum to feature Chris Bossola

May 06 2016 - The Westin Richmond, 7:15 a.m., $30 to $40
The Retail Merchants Association’s May First Friday Forum will start at 7:15 a.m. at The Westin Richmond, 6631 W. Broad St. The speaker will be Chris Bossola, founder and CEO of Need Supply Co., who will present “Local Goes Global.” He will share about the evolution of the company into the global brand it is today. Tickets are $30 for RMA members and $40 for nonmembers. For details, visit http://www.retailmerchants.com/mayfirstfridayforum

Connor’s Heroes to host sixth annual Heroes Art Ball at SMV

May 06 2016 - Hundreds of items will be available at the silent auction, 7 p.m., $100
Connor’s Heroes will host the sixth annual Heroes Art Ball at 7 p.m. at the Science Museum of Virginia. An average of 100 children come to Richmond for treatment for pediatric cancer every year and the Heroes Art Ball raises the money Connor's Heroes needs to offer support to these families. Proceeds from the Heroes Art Ball fund Heroes Bags and Backpacks, Heroes Art Sessions, and bone marrow transplant support. Money raised will also support The Connor's Heroes Pediatric Cancer Research Fund at VCU Massey Cancer Center. The evening starts with champagne and food from Champagne Taste. Hundreds of items will be available at the silent auction. Tickets are $100. For details, visit http://www.connorsheroes.org

Lavender Fields Herb Farm’s annual Spring Herb Faire planned May 6-7, 13-14

May 06 2016 - Free tours and classes, as well as special events on both Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Free
Lavender Fields Herb Farm’s annual Spring Herb Faire will take place over two weekends from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. There will be free tours and classes on topics such as raised bed gardening, cooking with herbs and vegetables and container gardening. Both Saturdays will feature the Gelati Celesti ice cream truck, Bob the Beekeeper, kids’ activities and face painting. The Glen Allen Ruritan Club will also be selling hamburgers and hot dogs on both Saturdays. Admission and parking are free. For a complete schedule of events, visit http://www.lavenderfieldsfarm.com

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to host Spring PlantFest May 6-7

May 06 2016 - Advice from experts, live music, and food/drinks for purchase, 9 a.m.,
The Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Spring PlantFest will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 6 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 7. The Garden’s plant sales are among the largest in the region with vendors selling plants ranging from well-known favorites to rare exotics. Get advice and answers to your questions from experts, plus enjoy live music and food and beverages for purchase. Presented by Garden volunteers. Admission to the plant sale is free; regular admission price to visit the Garden. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org

The film “The Wiz” (G) to play at Henrico Theatre May 6-7

May 06 2016 - Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the door, Times vary, $1
The film “The Wiz” (G) will play at 7 p.m. May 6 and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 7 at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the door. For details, call 328-4491.

Art for the Journey to hold special art opening for OMA exhibit

May 06 2016 - St. Mary's Woods Retirement Community, 3 p.m., Free
Art for the Journey will hold a special art opening on Friday, May 6 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Mary's Woods Retirement Community, 1257 Marywood Ln. The event is for the Opening Minds Through Art program (OMA) exhibit that is on display May 2 through June 13. Art for the Journey is a Richmond nonprofit organization that promotes the well-being and healing of children and adults through creative expression, with a special focus on people who otherwise do not have such opportunities available. Come see how our OMA program is helping individuals in our community who have dementia to communicate through creating original pieces of visual art. For details, call Cindy Paullin at 543-4516 or visit http://www.artforthejourney.com

HATTBox Players at HATTheatre to present ‘Masquerade’ May 6-8

May 06 2016 - Musical that deals with the importance of bullying, advocating non-violent conflict resolutions, Times vary, $10 to $15
The HATTBox Players, a resident troupe of youth actors ages 8-18 at HATTheatre, will present “Masquerade” at 7:30 p.m. May 6-7 and at 2 p.m. May 8. This award winning show is a dynamic, contemporary musical that deals with the importance of bullying, advocating non-violent conflict resolutions. “Masquerade” follows two siblings as they traverse the social minefields found at their new school. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for youth and groups. HATTheatre is located at 1124 Westbriar Dr. For details, call 343-6364 or visit http://www.hattheatre.org

Nurture RVA Birth & Baby Fair planned at Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School

May 07 2016 - Vendors, great food, talks and demonstrations, and over $3,000 in raffle prizes, 10 a.m., Free
The Nurture RVA Birth & Baby Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School, 1000 N. Lombardy St. Local entrepreneurs, artisans, and service providers who specialize in products and services for prospective, expecting and new families, will offer goods and services, great food, talks and demonstrations, and over $3,000 in raffle prizes. Nurture, its partners and visitors hope to raise $10,000 through this event toward establishing RVA’s first nonprofit resource center for pregnant and postpartum families. Admission is free. For details, visit http://tinyurl.com/NurtureRVA

2016 Greater Richmond Holistic Expo planned at Richmond Raceway Complex

May 07 2016 - More than 150 holistic exhibitors, inspirational speakers, healthy food and more, 10 a.m., Free
The 2016 Greater Richmond Holistic Expo, the first large-scale holistic expo in nearly two decades, will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Richmond Raceway Complex. Nourish the mind, body, soul and emotions in a friendly, professional and supportive environment. More than 150 holistic exhibitors selling jewelry, supplements, music, books, clothing, educational courses, body alignment evaluations and more will be in attendance. There will also be inspirational speakers and a special “healthy concession stand.” Admission is free and open to the public. For details, visit http://www.richmondholisticexpo.com

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Walking MADD


Mothers Against Drunk Driving will present its annual Walk Like MADD 5k Dash/Walk on Apr. 16 at Dorey Park, 2999 Darbytown Road. Check-in starts at 8 a.m. with the walk beginning at 9 a.m. Walk Like MADD honors those killed or injured in impaired driving crashes. Funds raised support victim services and educational events in Virginia. > Read more.

FamFest planned for April 9


Henrico's Division of Recreation & Parks will host FamFest from 1 p.m. 4 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at Deep Run Park.

The family event will begin with a giant ball drop and will feature colossal obstacle courses and mega-moon bounces as well as family "minute to win it" games and friendly competitions. Watch as the nationally-renowned Air Elite Dunkers leap their way into spring in the gym or get your groove on with music from Trademark or the dance troupe Future Shock. > Read more.
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Weekend Top 10


A depressing week of cloudy skies is finally behind us and a fun weekend in Henrico is ahead! If the rain has you down, the 2016 Greater Richmond Holistic Expo at the Richmond Raceway Complex is the place for you. Nourish the mind, body, soul and emotions in a friendly, supportive – and dry! – environment. Music is also great for the soul – Rumble Seat Revival will perform an evening of 20s tin pan alley jazz tonight and HATTheatre will present the anti-bullying musical “Masquerade” this weekend. Another musical, “The Wiz,” is playing at the Henrico Theatre this weekend as well. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.






 

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