Weekend Events: Black History Month events, Home and Garden Show and more

Posted at 3:25 PM, Feb 06, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-07 18:58:43-05

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In Celebration of Black History Month, Virginia State University Gospel Chorale performs Sunday, February 9th, 4 pm at Third Street Bethel AME Church, 614 North 3rd Street, Downtown Richmond. The group has performed at the Vatican Christmas Concert 2001 & 2014, for the President’s 2008 Inauguration and in Switzerland, Romania and Hungary and now for a Richmond Audience. Adults tickets are $12, Students $10, for more information call 804-643-8157 or get them at Barkys, 18 East Broad Street, 804-643-1987.

The Hanover Heritage Alliance and HHHunt Corporation are hosting a public memorial and educational event to honor Enslaved African-Americans buried on the Timberlake property, a farm where the Rutland community sits today. The slave burial site at Rutland, now a mixed-use community in Mechanicsville, is an important piece of African-American History in Hanover County. Remains of 57 enslaved Africans are reinterred in a special memorial garden in front of the relocated Rutland House. The memorial is Sunday, February 9th at 5pm, it features One Voice Chorus, a presentation from an Abraham Lincoln historical actor and educational information about the slavery legacy in Hanover. Rutland is located at 8400 Combs Drive, Mechanicsville. For more information call 804-762-4800 or email

2014 Acts of Faith Festival, America’s largest Faith Inspired Theatre Events; features “Harriet Tubman and The Underground Railroad”, based on a true story of Harriet Tubman, through February 9, Children’s Theatre of Virginia, The Shops at Willow Lawn, 1601 Willow Lawn Drive,  tickets, $15, details visit or call 804-282-2620 or

Kings Dominion to hire 4,000 Seasonal Associates for its 40th Celebration on Saturday, April 5, looking for dancers, singers, characters, technicians, theater attendants, stage managers, supervisors, and more, auditions date Saturday, February 8, 1pm, singers, actors, & characters registration; 5pm dancers, state managers, technicians & additional positions, for details

MAC Events 11th annual Home & Garden Show, February 7-9, Friday 12pm – 8pm, Saturday 10am – 7pm, Sunday 11am – 5pm, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center; admission adults $10, seniors $5, free for children 16 and under. 1/2 price tickets offer available on-line, free parking and free shuttle available from the Diamond, for more information visit

Open Call Sunday, February 9th, from 1 – 4pm for AMC Television Series, “TURN”, currently filming in Richmond and is searching for men between the ages of 18 & 40, who are thin to average build to play background performers, and long hair is a plus but not a must. The show takes place during the Revolutionary War. Open call is at 4300 Carolina Avenue, near the Richmond International Raceway off East Laburnum Avenue. No experience necessary but must have availability, transportation and a positive attitude. Episodes shoot Monday – Friday through March 2014. If interested but cannot make the open call, submit a current photo and contact information and follow instructions at “TURN” premieres on AMC April 6, see trailer here:

Chesterfield County Events for Black History Month: Musical Performance by Ordinary People Band, Friday, February 7th, 7 – 9pm at Fulghum Center, 4003 Cogbill Road; “Ain’t I a Woman”, Actress Charmaine Crowell-White bring Sojourner Truth to life in a portrayal February 6 and 11 at several branches: VSU Gospel Chorale Concert, Thursday, February 13, 7pm at Central Library; Morning Coffee Break: Voices of Abolition February 12 & 18 at various branches: for more information on these and other events at

An Evening of Jazz with Richmond Favorite Rex Richardson, Genworth Symphony Pops, Saturday, February 8th, 8pm, at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CentreStage. Tickets at or call 800-514-ETIX.

An Evening of Jazz with The Desiree Roots Trio, Friday, February 7, 7pm, at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road, advance tickets are $12,  $15 at the door. For more information visit or call 804-261-ARTS (2787).

The Renewal Projects and 31st Street Baptist Church presents United Voices: Raising Awareness Through Song & Word, in honor of National Black HIV/AID Awareness Day, Friday, February 7, 6:30 – 8:30 pm., 823 North 31st Street, featuring community leaders and guest speakers sharing personal stories of people living with HIV/AIDS, and musical performance, for more information call 804-353-0060.

Richmond Parents Monthly, 18th Annual Summer of Fun Camp & Education Fair, Saturday, February 8, 10am-3pm at Tuckahoe Family YMCA of Greater Richmond, 9211 Patterson Avenue, for information visit or call 804-673-3886.

The City of Petersburg first Black History Month Events: Tuesday, February 11, 6 -8pm at Union Train Station, 104 River Street, Panel discussion, “What’s Love Got To Do With It”; Thursday, February 13, 7pm at Union Train Station, VSU Sankofa Dance Group, VSU Concert Choir & the Petersburg City Public Schools; for more information call  804-479-0637.

Living The Dream Program, Black History Month Events, Youth Educoncerts, Sponsored by Richmond Peace Education Center, Friday, February 7th, 7pm at Richmond Public Library, Sunday, February 9th, 3pm at Maggie Walker Governor’s School & February 16, 3pm at Central Rappahonnock Regional Library, Fredericksburg, details visit or call 804-232-1002.

VCU Southern Film Festival: February 7 & 8, Friday & Saturday, 2014’s Theme is “Sports and the South”, featuring Remember the Titans, the roller Derby story Whip It, Richard Pryor’s Greased Lightning, & Secretariat, all films accompanied by a panel discussion, at venues around town, complete list at

Concerts & Events at the Landmark Theater: The Adams Family, A New Musical Comedy, February 7 & 8, details or call 804-514-3849.

The Dream Tour – Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, The Whispers and Howard Hewett, Sunday, April 13, 7:30pm; Maxwell – Saturday, February 15, 8pm; Mike Epps – March 29, details,  call 804-592-3368 or

Cancelled “Standing Ovation Tour” scheduled for March 1 at the Landmark Theater, get a refund to original place of purchase.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, last days of Hollywood Costume, through February 17th; Signs of Protest, photos from the Civil Rights Era through August 3rd, for more information visit or call 804-340-1400.

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