Weinstein JCC to host Women’s Night Out

February 16 2017 - {event_name}, 7 p.m., $18 to $27
The Weinstein JCC will host a Women’s Night Out at 7 p.m. The Center will be transformed into a knee-slapping, kick-up-your-heels honky tonk where ladies will enjoy Tex-Mex food and drinks, country music and line dancing. Learn about the Jewish cowboys and explorers who helped pioneer the American West. Cost is $18 for members and $27 for nonmembers. For details, visit http://www.weinsteinjcc.org.

UR Modlin Center for the Arts to present Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles

February 17 2017 - {event_name}, 7:30 p.m., $20
The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will present Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles at 7:30 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music. Henry is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer. His primary instrument is the organ, which he began playing at the age of two. He has worked with a wide range of artists including Yolanda Adams, Sara Bareilles, P. Diddy, Robert Glasper, Boyz 2 Men, NAS, Snarky Puppy, Bruce Springsteen, The Roots, and many others. A pre-show Artistic Viewpoint Discussion with Henry will start at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu.

American Legion Post 125 to hold dance with a live band every Friday, Saturday

February 17 2017 - {event_name}, 8 p.m., $7 to $8
American Legion Post 125, located at 1401 Hilliard Rd., will hold a dance with a live band every Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Snacks and coffee are provided; drinks are available for purchase. All dances are open to the public. Cost is $7 on Fridays and $8 on Saturdays and benefits American Legion Post 125, a nonprofit veterans organization. For details, call 716-0800.

Suzie and the G-Tones to perform at Bryan Park Bar and Grill

February 18 2017 - {event_name}, 8 p.m., $5
Suzie and the G-Tones will perform at the Bryan Park Bar and Grill, 5516 Lakeside Ave., at 8 p.m. The group recently released its debut CD, "Wine, Tears and Rain." The band plays originals and covers from The Beatles, Steely Dan, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell and others. There will be a $5 cover charge. For details, visit http://www.suzieandthegtones.com.

Henrico County Recreation and Parks to host Legendary Dance Night

February 18 2017 - {event_name}, 7 p.m., $10
Henrico County Recreation and Parks will host Legendary Dance Night for ages 18+ from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center. Dance the night away honoring music legends Aretha Franklin, Luther Vandross, Prince and Motown’s greatest entertainers. Don’t miss the Soul Train and other popular line dances. Cost is $10. For details, call 652-1408.

UR Modlin Center for the Arts to present Shanghai Quartet with Wu Man

February 19 2017 - {event_name}, 7:30 p.m., $36
The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will present the Shanghai Quartet with Wu Man on pipa Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music. This program showcases their exceptional stylistic range with selections from “China Song” by the Shanghai’s own second violinist Yi-Wen Jiang; “Song of the Ch’in” by Zhou Long; and “Red Lantern” by Zhao Lin, derived from Zhao Jiping’s “Raise the Red Lantern.” The program concludes with Tan Dun’s “Concerto for Pipa and String Quartet.” Tickets are $36. A pre-show Artistic Viewpoint Discussion will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wu Man will give a pipa demonstration and discuss her musical background Feb. 20 at 3 p.m. in Boatwright Library. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu.

Twin Hickory Library to host lecture, exhibit on the history of jazz music

February 22 2017 - {event_name}, 6 p.m., Free
Twin Hickory Library will host a lecture and exhibit on the history of jazz music from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Presented by Earle R. Gullins, Jr., history professor at ODU and president of the Lee Morgan Jazz Club. Enjoy a journey through jazz history, from Scott Joplin to Wynton Marsalis, and explore the many idioms of jazz. For details, call 501-1920 x5 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org.

American Legion Post 233 in Varina to host Music Jam

February 23 2017 - {event_name}, 5 p.m., Free
The American Legion Post 233, 8088 Recreation Rd. in Varina, will host a free Music Jam at 5 p.m. every fourth Thursday of the month. Featuring country gospel and bluegrass music. Anyone is welcome to play or sing. Food and drinks are available for purchase. For details, call Wayne Gilbert at 572-3124.

Richmond Symphony, The Taters to perform at CACGA

February 24 2017 - {event_name}, 7 p.m., $40
The Richmond’s Finest series returns to The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen at 7 p.m. with an evening of classic American and British pop rock. Backed by the amazing sounds of the Richmond Symphony, the Taters will perform an eclectic mix of roots rock, pop, country, skiffle and Americana, a sound that’s been compared favorably to a mixture of Everlys, Orbison, Beatles, and Nick Lowe. Tickets are $40. Enjoy dinner from DeFazio’s Catering before the show for $28. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit http://www.artsglenallen.com.

Trinity Lutheran Church to present James River Brass, organist Daniel Stipe

February 24 2017 - {event_name}, 7 p.m., Free
Trinity Lutheran Church, 2315 N. Parham Rd., will present James River Brass with organist Daniel Stipe at 7 p.m. Five of Richmond’s best brass players, led by Mike Davison, in exciting music for brass and organ by Sigfrid Karg-Elert, Carlyle Sharpe, Craig Phillips and others. Admission is free. For details, call 270-4626 or visit http://www.trinityrichmond.net.

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Villa’s Flagler Housing wins national NAEH award


St. Joseph's Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services was one of three entities to earn the National Alliance to End Homelessness' Champion of Change Award. The awards were presented Nov. 17 during a ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

NAEH annually recognizes proven programs and significant achievements in ending child and family homelessness.

Flagler completed its transition from an on-campus shelter to the community-based model of rapid rehousing in 2013, and it was one of the nation's first rapid re-housing service providers to be certified by NAEH. > Read more.

RIR’s Christmas tree lighting rescheduled for Dec. 12


Richmond International Raceway's 13th annual Community Christmas tree lighting has been rescheduled from Dec. 6 to Monday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m., due to inclement weather expected on the original date.

Entertainment Dec. 12 will be provided by the Laburnum Elementary School choir and the Henrico High School Mighty Marching Warriors band. Tree decorations crafted by students from Laburnum Elementary School and L. Douglas Wilder Middle School will be on display. Hot chocolate and cookies will be supplied by the Henrico High School football boosters. > Read more.
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Weekend Top 10


Given the warm weather lately, Saturday’s RVA Polar Plunge Winter Fest, benefiting Special Olympics Virginia, might actually be enjoyable! Other weekend events you’re sure to enjoy include the 14th annual Richmond Kids Expo at the Richmond Raceway Complex, the Richmond Symphony and The Taters in concert at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, and the Richmond Ballet Minds in Motion Team XXL performing at the Henrico Theatre. This is also the last weekend to check out HATTheatre’s production of “Bill W. and Dr. Bob.” For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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