CACGA’s holiday decorated tree exhibit ‘Illumina’ on display through Jan. 3
December 02 2013 - Each tree has its own special theme from trains to musicology 101, 5 p.m., Free
“Illumina,” a holiday decorated tree display, will begin at 5 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. Curator Yvonne Hopkins will present a beautiful bounty of Christmas trees, each with its own special theme from trains to musicology 101. Santa and his elves will be on site for visits with children. Illumina continues through Jan. 3. Admission is free. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit http://www.artsglenallen.com
West End Assembly of God presents ‘Glorious Christmas Nights’ Dec. 4-15
December 04 2013 - 'A Storybook Christmas', Times vary, $18
West End Assembly of God, 401 N. Parham Rd., will present “Glorious Christmas Nights: A Storybook Christmas” Dec. 4-15. This charming musical spectacle will illustrate a storybook of family values and spiritual truths to challenge and touch everyone. Glorious Christmas Nights is now in its 30th year. Tickets are $18. For a complete performance schedule and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.gloriouschristmasnights.com
Concert Ballet of Va. to present shortened version of ‘The Nutcracker’
December 06 2013 - Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 6 p.m., Free
The Concert Ballet of Virginia will present a 30-minute version of “The Nutcracker” story with narration and dances by major characters in costume at 6 p.m. at Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave. This introduction to the Christmas classic is suitable for all ages. Admission is free and open to the public. For details, visit http://www.concertballet.com
UR’s Modlin Center for the Arts to present the Salzburg Marionette Theatre
December 06 2013 - They will perform Mozart’s 'The Magic Flute', 7:30 p.m., $11 to $22
The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will present the Salzburg Marionette Theatre at 7:30 p.m. in Alice Jepson Theatre. They will perform Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.” Tickets are $11 to $22. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu
UR Modlin Center for the Arts to present NT Live’s ‘Macbeth’
December 07 2013 - Featuring Kenneth Branagh (Macbeth) and Alex Kingston (Lady Macbeth), 7:30 p.m., $8 to $14
The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will present National Theatre Live’s broadcast of “Macbeth” at 7:30 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music. The production features Kenneth Branagh, in his first Shakespeare performance in over a decade as Macbeth, and Alex Kingston (Doctor Who, ER) as Lady Macbeth. NT Live brings the best of British theatre direct from the stages of London to movie theatres around the world. Tickets are $8 to $14. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu
On the Air Radio Players to present ‘Christmastime around the Dial’ Dec. 10-11
December 10 2013 - The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 7:30 p.m., Free
The On the Air Radio Players will present “Christmastime around the Dial,” an old-time holiday radio show, at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10-11 at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. Be a part of the studio audience for this hour-long taping featuring live music and sound effects. Admission is free. For details, call 501-5859 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com
Jewish Family Theatre to present ‘Hello Dolly!’ Dec. 12-22 at Weinstein JCC
December 12 2013 - A special Chanukah Dinner and Show will be held Dec. 18, Times vary, $10 to $20
Jewish Family Theatre will present “Hello Dolly!” Dec. 12-22 at the Weinstein JCC, 5403 Monument Ave. Numbers include “Elegance,” “It Only Takes a Moment,” “Put on Your Sunday Clothes” and more. Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m. with matinees beginning at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 to $15. A special Chanukah Dinner and Show will be held Dec. 18. Tickets are $10 to $20. For a complete performance schedule and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.weinsteinjcc.org
Gayton Kirk to present ‘A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story for Christmas’ Dec. 13-14
December 13 2013 - In this one-person show, actor Ray Carver will play all the characters, 7 p.m.,
Richmond Ballet’s annual production of ‘The Nutcracker’ returns Dec. 14-23
December 14 2013 - Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, Times vary, $20
The Richmond Ballet’s annual production of “The Nutcracker” returns Dec. 14-23 for 13 performances at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage. The Richmond Symphony will provide live music. The show is approximately two hours long. Tickets start at $20. For details, visit http://www.richmondballet.com
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I didn’t have a clue what to expect from this unheard-of restaurant in an unexpected spot – right in the heart of Willow Lawn. I came to learn it’s not unheard of; it’s a restaurant chain out of Northern Virginia.
“It definitely improves the look of Willow Lawn,” said my friend, who ventured to the new spot with me on a Monday night for dinner one week after the restaurant opened. > Read more.
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