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Weekend Events: RVA on Ice, Tattoo Arts Festival, Liz Callaway and more

Posted at 5:09 PM, Nov 20, 2013

The 4th Annual RVA on Ice opens November 23 – January 20, the Ice rink is located between 6th and 7th Streets on East Broad Street, adjacent to Richmond CenterStage, Street parking is available as well as paid parking in 7th Street and Marshall Street Lot, 5th Street and Broad Street lot, 5th Street and Marshall Deck (Behind Marriott Hotel); Enjoy skating under the sun & stars, classic holiday music, and skaters can warm up at the fire pit while the concessions stand serves hot chocolate, S’mores and other snacks. New this year dress-themed days including “Wear Your Tackiest Holiday Sweater” and “Disco Dance Party” among others. Christmas trees will also be available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting the March of Dimes. Regular hours are Wednesday and Thursday 4:00 to 10:00 pm, Friday 4:00 to 8:00 pm, Saturday 12:00 to 10:00 pm, Sunday from 12:00 to 6:00 pm. For holiday hours and more information on skate rentals visit and

Legendary singer/actress Liz Callaway is set to perform for the 3rd annual U.S. Trust Life is a Cabaret Series through Saturday, November 23, 7pm and Sunday November 24 at 2pm at Rhythm Hall, Richmond Center Stage. The Emmy-Award winner made her debut in Stephen Sondheim’s “Merrily We Roll Along” has performed in other Broadway Productions and is the singing voice for numerous animated films including the title role in the Oscar-nominated “Anastasia.” The actress will perform songs from Broadway Productions like “Memories” from The Award Winning Play “Cats”, songs from Anastasia and music from the 1960’s. Other performers scheduled to perform for the U.S. Trust Life is a Cabaret Series include Molly Ringwald, Todd Murray, Klea Blackhurst. To purchase tickets or for more information call 804-592-3401, 800-514-ETIX (3894) or visit

Artists from all over the country are in town for the 21st annual Richmond Tattoo Arts Festival. The Festival is the longest continuous running Tattoo Arts Festival in the country Tattoo and kicks off Friday, November 22 through Sunday, November 24, at the Greater Richmond Convention. Top national artists including pioneer and legendary tattoo artist Shanhai Kate Hellenbrand, will be tattooing all weekend and will have Sailor Jerry original stencils and other items for sale. There will be tattoo contests, entertainment and a children’s area, children will be given awards for their art work. Festival hours are Friday, November 22, 3 pm – 11 pm, Saturday, November 23, 12 pm, – 10 pm and Sunday, November 24, 12 pm – 8 pm. For tickets and more information visit Tattoo Photo: courtesy Shanhai Kate Hellenbrand

The Valentine Richmond History Center features Richmond Tattoo Artists in an Exhibit on-line ” History Ink: The Tattoo Archive Project, for more information on the exhibit and the Valentine Richmond History Museum and its Holiday exhibits and events visit

5th annual RVA Feed the City, Sunday, November 24th, 2 – 5 pm Monroe Park620 W. Main Street, RVA Feed The City’s Mission is to enhance the lives of others through service, providing full Thanksgiving meals, non-perishable to-go boxes, winter clothing, haircuts, health screenings, employment opportunities, and other free services to the citizens of Richmond. RVA Feed The City Menu includes Rotisserie Turkey, Steak, Baked/Fried Chicken, Ham, Greens, Mac & Cheese, Stuffing, Baked corn, Asparagus, Yams, Spanish rice, Potatoes Salad, Dinner rolls, Hamburgers, Hot dogs, Deserts, Drinks, for more details visit

50th Anniversary Craft & Design Show, presented by Altria, Saturday, November 23, 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday, November 24, 10 am – 5 pm at the Science Museum of Virginia, tickets available at the door,  from $6 to $8, craft beer sales, for more details visit

Capital City Lodge 107, Masonic Lodge at 25th and Leigh St, Richmond, Annual tradition of delivering Thanksgiving dinners door to door for needy families in the Richmond area is Saturday, November 23rd, starting at 9:30am. Capital City Lodge #107 has a long history of giving back to the community for more details on how you can support the cause visit

Richmond Audubon will earn a percentage on all Bird-related sales on Saturday, Nov. 23rd at the Southern States store at 3119 Williamsburg Road. There will be kid-related activities in the Kid’s Kraft Tent, Great Sales on Feed & Feeders just in time for the Thanksgiving Feeder Watch! Door Prizes and Raffles include some of Southern States best feeders, 3119 Williamsburg Road, 804-226-2758.

Future Events: Everyone’s invited to join the 2013 Community Thanksgiving Feast, Thursday, November 28, 11 am – 2 pm, at The Greater Richmond Convention Center, admission and parking are free, parking at 3rd and Marshall Street parking deck, for more details visit or call 804-749-4726.

Dress For Success Central Virginia “Shop for Success”, for Small Business Saturday, November 30, 10 am – 4 pm, boutique located at 321 North Boulevard, Dress For Success Central Virginia provides professional clothing and a network of support to disadvantaged women, for details

Military Retires Club Presents MC Lyte, BET Hip Hop Award Winner, Friday December 27, doors open 9 pm – 2 am, 2220 Sledd Street, advance tickets $25, at the door #30, more information 804-433-6676, 804-437-1485.

Gardenfest of Lights, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, November 29 – January 6, closed December 24 & 25,

Legendary Santa returns to the Children’s Museum of Richmond, Central, November 29 – Christmas Eve,

36th annual Model Railroad Show, Science Museum of Virginia, November 29 & 30,