Weekend Events: Kwanzaa Festival, Harlem Globetrotters, Old School Skate and more

Posted at 2:02 PM, Dec 26, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-27 13:36:13-05

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New Year’s Eve Weekend with Charlie Wilson, A Holiday Concert Saturday, December 28, 8pm – 11pm at Richmond’s Landmark Theater, 6 North Laurel Street, tickets range from $51.50 to $81.50 at the Landmark box office or or charge by phone 804-592-3368.

The Old School Skate & Dance, The Legend Edition hosted by the Legendary Kirby Carmichael, Saturday, December 28, 10:30pm – 4am, at Southside Skateland, 5512 Hull Street Road, advance tickets $15, skate rentals $3; Save your ticket stubs from the Charlie Wilson concert and get a discount off your admission. For information call 804-201-3183 or 804-986-2902.

The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters “Fans Rule” World Tour at the Richmond Coliseum Tuesday, December 31, 7pm,  online voting is now open at where fans can choose which new game-changing rules they want to see in their hometown, tickets start at $20, or or call the Richmond Coliseum Box Office 804-745-3000.

Capital City Kwanzaa Festival, Saturday, December 28 from 1pm – 9pm, The festival is back downtown this year at the Historic Hippodrome, 528 North 2nd Street, and features speakers, workshops, an African Market, African-inspired cuisine, children’s events and masquerades. Performers include Jarrad Anthony, Truth & Rights Reggae Band, African dancers and drummers and renowned cultural historian, Dr. Runoko Rashidi. Capital City Kwanzaa will also pay tribute to the late Nelson Mandela. Admission: advance $6, door $7, advance seniors and students $5, door $6, children under 12 free. Visit!vstc1=capital-city-kwanzaa-festival/vstc0=festivals or call 804-644-3900.

Hollywood Costume, display at the Virginia Museum Of Fine Arts through February 17, the exhibition celebrates the role of costume design in nearly a century of American cinema and is the only East Coast Venue showing the iconic costumes. This is a Once in a lifetime opportunity to see clothes worn by beloved characters in films like The Wizard of Oz, The Birds, My Fair Lady, Spiderman, Titanic, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and The Dark Knight Rises and dozens more. The museum will also feature 60 Films/60 Days, a movie a day extravaganza through January 31, presenting 60 movie titles featuring costumes from Hollywood Costume. For more information on Hollywood Costume and all other exhibits at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts call 804-340-1400 or visit The Museum is also working with Amtrak for discount fares, for details visit

Virginia Repertory Theatre “Twas the Night Before Christmas” through December 29 at the Children’s Theatre of Virginia at Willow Lawn, 1601 Willow Lawn Drive performances at 7pm on Fridays, 10:30am on Saturdays, and 2pm on Sundays and select weekday matinees at 10:30am and Sundays at 7pm. Details at or 804-282-2620.

The 4th Annual RVA on Ice is open now through 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

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, nightly from 5 -10pm, through  January 13,

FishNet International presents A Ball for a Cause, Formal Masquerade Ball, Saturday, December 28, 7pm, BCTGM 231 East Belt Blvd. Single tickets $15, couple $25, for more information visit or call 804404-5NET.

Seven-time Grammy winner Gladys Knight comes to Richmond’s Landmark Theater February 14, 8pm. Tickets range from $67 – $87 (applicable fees) and can be purchased at the landmark & enter Stage Box Offices, online at or by phone 800-514-3849 (ETIX).  For more details visit

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