VA Rep to present “Buffalo Soldier” Feb. 3-26 at The Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn

February 03 2017 - {event_name}, Times vary, $16
Virginia Repertory Theatre will present “Buffalo Soldier” Feb. 3-26 at The Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn. This fascinating story of Richmond native Jones Morgan, one of the original Buffalo Soldiers, was selected by the Pentagon as a morale booster after 9/11, becoming the first professional play in history to be performed within the Pentagon’s walls. Suggested for ages seven and up. Tickets are $16. For a complete performance schedule, call 282-2620 or visit http://www.va-rep.org.

Ezibu Muntu African Dance and Cultural Foundation to perform at Varina Library

February 04 2017 - {event_name}, 2 p.m., Free
Richmond’s own Ezibu Muntu African Dance and Cultural Foundation will perform at 2 p.m. at Varina Library. For details, call 501-1980 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org.

UR Modlin Center to screen NT Live’s broadcast of “Amadeus”

February 09 2017 - {event_name}, 7 p.m., $7 to $14
The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will screen NT Live’s broadcast of “Amadeus” at 2 p.m. Feb. 2 and at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 in Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music. Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play. NT Live brings the best of British theatre direct from the stages of London to movie theatres around the world. Tickets are $7 to $14. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu.

HATTheatre to present “Bill W. and Dr. Bob” Feb. 10-25

February 10 2017 - {event_name}, Times vary, $10 to $25
HATTheatre, 1124 Westbriar Dr., will present “Bill W. and Dr. Bob” Feb. 10-25. “Bill W. and Dr. Bob” recounts the inspiring, and often humorous, true story of Bill Wilson and Dr. Robert Smith, two men whose friendship ultimately led to the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous. Together with their wives, Lois Wilson and Anne Smith, who went on to develop Al-Anon, their discoveries have touched and saved countless lives since the program’s inception. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, $15 for students and military, and $10 with RVATA Card. For a performance schedule and tickets, call 343-6364 or visit http://www.hattheatre.org.

ComedySportz Richmond to host “Awkward Sex & the City”

February 11 2017 - {event_name}, 9:30 p.m., $12 to $15
The popular storytellers from New York City, “Awkward Sex & the City,” return to the ComedySportz Richmond Theater from 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Hosted by Natalie Wall and featuring Carly Ann Filbin, Anita Flores, Bobby Hankinson, Meghan O'Malley and Emmy Harrington, these comedians will relive their most embarrassing sexual experiences on stage just for your pleasure. Beer sales will benefit CJ’s Thumbs Up Foundation. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Recommended for 18+. For details, visit http://www.cszrichmond.com.

Artists’ Reception for the MidAtlantic Pastel Society planned at CACGA

February 17 2017 - {event_name}, 6 p.m., Free
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen will host an Artists’ Reception for the MidAtlantic Pastel Society 1st Annual Judged Exhibit from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Formed in 2015, the MidAtlantic Pastel Society is a not-for-profit association of pastel painters of all levels of experience. The exhibit, on display through March 26, showcases the works of many subjects in various styles, all in the medium of pastels. Wine and refreshments will be served. Admission is free. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit http://www.artsglenallen.com.

Richmond Ballet Minds in Motion Team XXL to perform at Henrico Theatre

February 26 2017 - {event_name}, 2 p.m., Free
The Richmond Ballet Minds in Motion Team XXL will perform at 2 p.m. at the Henrico Theatre. This group of young, diverse, high-energy dancers combines simple movement and rhythmic patterning into exciting and intricate choreography. Admission is free. For details, call 652-1460.

Jewish Family Theatre to present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” March 1-11

March 01 2017 - {event_name}, Times vary, $15 to $30
Jewish Family Theatre will present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” March 1-11 at the Weinstein Jewish Community Center. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble gum rock and rock ‘n roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless. Enjoy dinner with the show on March 8. Tickets are $20 for JCC members, $30 for nonmembers and $15 for seniors and students. For a complete performance schedule and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.weinsteinjcc.org.

UR Modlin Center for the Arts to present Manual Cinema’s “Mementos Mori”

March 01 2017 - {event_name}, 7:30 p.m., $17 to $34
The University of Richmond’s Modlin Center for the Arts will present Manual Cinema’s “Mementos Mori” at 7:30 p.m. in Alice Jepson Theatre. Manual Cinema’s most ambitious show to date, a cast of six puppeteers use hundreds of paper puppets, seven overhead projectors, two cameras, and three screens to create a live “movie” in front of the audience. Accompanied by four musicians and live sound effects, the result is a rich mosaic of cinematic storytelling. Tickets are $17 to $34. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu.

On the Air Radio Players to present “The Day the Earth Stood Still” at CACGA

March 07 2017 - {event_name}, 7:30 p.m., Free
On the Air Radio Players will present “The Day the Earth Stood Still” at 7:30 p.m. March 7-8 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Be a part of the studio audience for this hour-long taping featuring live music, sound effects and great scripts from the “golden age of radio.” Admission is free. No reservations required. For details, call 501-5138 or visit http://www.henrico.us/rec.

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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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Lula Belle Bookshoppe, which recently opened in Lakeside, will host a Spiritual Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring intuitive readers, mediums, a palm reader, reiki healers and a massage therapist. The shop, owned by Jane Mills, offers a variety of items, including books, stones and crystals, candles, oils, jewelry, local crafts, artwork, wind chimes, kites and more. It also offers life coaching and spiritual readings. For details, visit http://www.lulabelleshop.com. Full text

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