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CharacterWorks Theatre will present “Disney’s Aladdin JR.” June 17-19 at the Lora M. Robins Theatre at The Steward School, 11600 Gayton Road. This new adaptation is based on both the current hit Broadway show and the 1992 Academy Award-winning film about the “diamond in the rough” street rat who learns that his true worth lies deep within. Tickets are $16. Showtimes are 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. June 17; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. June 18; and 3 p.m. June 19. For details, visit cworkstheater.org/shows/Disneys-Aladdin-JR/40.

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West Broad Village will take guests back to the 80s and 90s during their Through the Decades Summer Concert Series in June. Slippery When Wet Band – The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute will perform on Friday, June 17 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is free. For details, visit westbroadvillage.com.

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Three Lakes Park, 400 Sausiluta Drive, will show an outdoor screening of the movie “Luca” on Friday, June 17 from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Bring a lawn chair, blanket and flashlight. The movie will be shown on the field by the playground. Concessions will be available for purchase. For details, call 501-7275 or email rec-events@henrico.us.

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Chamberlayne Actors Theatre will present “Fireflies” at 8 p.m. June 17-18 and at 2:30 p.m. June 19 at HATTheatre, 1124 Westbriar Drive in the West End. “Fireflies” by Matthew Barber is based on the novel “Eleanor and Abel” by Annette Sanford. Tickets are $20 to $24. For details, visit cattheatre.com.

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Henrico County will celebrate Juneteenth at Dorey Park on Saturday, June 18 at 4 p.m. The event will include a vendor fair, kids’ zone, food trucks, entertainment and fireworks finale at 9:15 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Juneteenth celebrates enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation reaching the westernmost Confederate state of Texas. The Proclamation went into effect in 1863, but this news was purposefully withheld from enslaved people until the arrival of Union troops in Galveston Bay, Texas on June 19, 1865. Juneteenth marks our country’s second Independence Day. For details, visit henrico.us/calendar/juneteenth2022.


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