Henrico County entertainment
Citizen Staff Reports 08/18/2016 Arts
Classes about culinary arts, fiber arts, visual and performance arts are among those being offered by The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen during the coming months. The center announced its fall class schedule this week; a full list of offerings is available online at http://bit.ly/2bBf6Kq Regis.tration for all classes is now open
"We are very proud of the breadth and depth of our instructional programs," said Arts Center President K Alferio. "Whether you're eight or 80, a novice painter or an expert photographer, we've got something for you."
Main Street Station Acappella will perform Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. Main Street Station is a 16-member co-ed acappella group whose repertoire includes new hits, old favorites and everything in between. All are experienced musicians, many having participated heavily in different award-winning collegiate acappella groups during their continued educations.
The concert is part of CACGA’s 2nd Stage series, which highlights a different musical genre on the first Friday of each month.
CAT Theatre will present Murder at the Sock Hop, an original, interactive murder mystery in which guests help solve the crime, Saturday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m.
It's the happiest night of the football season. The CATS have won their homecoming game and are ready to gather in the high school gym to celebrate and crown the homecoming queen. But just when guests think the crepe paper streamers couldn't be more magical or the punch be more punchier something sinister strikes and there's a dead body on the dance floor.
“It’s a dance, it’s theater, and it’s a great bit of fun," Director Mike Fletcher said. "Guests get to participate in character and help figure out who dunnit.”
Henrico County Recreation and Parks is hosting a concert by The Volunteers of the United States Army Field Band on Thursday, Oct. 15 at Henrico Theatre, 305 East Nine Mile Road in Highland Springs. This free concert will be held at 7 p.m. and will feature Soldier-Musicians from the U.S. Army Field Band.
Since its inception in 1981, The Volunteers has been telling the Army story through rock, pop, country, and patriotic music. Its members have performed for millions of listeners in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Kuwait, and Iraq. This group tours more than 100 days each year, bringing a powerful message of patriotism and support to communities large and small.
Henrico native Elliott Yamin will return to the county Friday to perform at The Tin Pan on Quioccasin Road.
Yamin, one of the most renowned singers to compete on the TV show American Idol, has been getting back to his roots lately. He has made a habit of going back to Idol during top three weeks (he finished third during the fifth season of Idol).
With his third album, Let’s Get to What’s Real, his first release from Purpose Music Group/eOne, he is getting back to “making real music with real musician and real instruments.”
October’s Fine Arts Exhibit at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, by members of the Tuckahoe Artists Association, will be on display Oct. 1-31. Mediums from the group’s professional and aspiring artists will be featured. The exhibit is free and open to the public.CACGA is located at 2880 Mountain Road. For details, visit http://www.artsglenallen.com
CAT Theatre and Bifocals at CAT are launching a daytime informational series called CAT Chat, to be held on the second Thursday of each month at the theatre, 319 N. Wilkinson Road. Beginning at 1:30 p.m. the one-hour program will feature discussions about upcoming shows and other topics of interest to theater patrons. Each session will be followed by a short Bifocals at CAT Readers Theater play. Sessions are free and open to the public; concessions will be available for a small charge.
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen will host a free grand opening of "Exploration III" Sept. 17 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Gumenick Family Gallery. The exhibit, by artist Vinnie Gonzalez, will be on display at the center through Nov. 15.
Gonzalez, who works with a unique process layering metallic and pearlescent paint and powders to create texture and tactile surfaces commanded by light, will be in attendance to meet guests. Wine and other refreshments will be available. The Cultural Arts Center is located at 2880 Mountain Road in Glen Allen.
5th Wall Theatre will present “Uncanny Valley” by Thomas Gibbons at HATTheatre, 1124 Westbriar Dr., Sept. 10 through Oct. 3. Starring award-winning actors Jacqueline Jones and Alexander Sapp, and directed by Morrie Piersol. Talkbacks will follow select performances.
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