50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang, sponsored by The Victory 7 Mustang Club and the Central Virginia Mustang Club. Anniversary Cruise Party Celebration Saturday, April 5th at Quaker State Restaurant on Broad Street, noon – 6pm. From Vintage Mustangs (1964, 1969) to current models will be on display as well as an oldies D.J.. From 4 -8pm Moe’s Garage Band and cutting of the birthday cake at 6pm. Sunday April 6, over fifty classic to current model mustangs will participate in celebratory laps around Richmond International Raceway from noon – 11pm. On Monday, Mustangs will join the Great American Pony Drive from Richmond to Staunton. For more information visit the Facebook page of Victory 7 Mustang Club https://www.facebook.com/pages/Victory7-Mustang-Club/256992261131434?ref=br_tf and for more information on the Great American Pony Drive visit. http://www.mustang50thbirthdaycelebration.com/.
The Annual Black & White Affair Charity Benefit is Saturday, April 5th from 8pm – 12am at The Children’s Museum of Richmond, sponsored by the KLM Foundation, whose mission is to raise funds and distribute book scholarship awards. The fundraiser has a silent auction, raffles, food, casino games, music with DJ Flava of KISS fm and dancing with Kemel. Raffle prizes include a gas grill, a wine cooler and a 51″ flat screen HDTV and silent auction items include amusement and entertainment, electronics, food, & beverage, jewelry & fashion, and sports & recreation. CBS 6’s Weekend Anchor and A List Reporter Antoinette Essa serves as Host for the evening. Single tickets are $30 and for 2 for $50. To purchase tickets and for more information visit www.TheBlackandWhiteAffair.com or http://http://www.facebook.com/KLMScholarshipFoundation/.
The 22nd annual Spring Market of the Bizarre Bazaar is Friday April 4th through Sunday 6th at Richmond Raceway Complex, Friday & Saturday 10am – 7pm and Sunday 10am – 5pm. The Spring Spree at the Bizarre Bazaar is a benefit for the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls and shopping begins Friday from 8am to 10am, breakfast and stroller free early bird shopping. Tickets are $45 and a chance to win a Saxon Shoes Shopping Spree. It’s general admission for the regular hours. For details visit http://www.thebizarrebazaar.com/.
2nd Running of the Dogwood Classic Races “Casino Royale”, World Class Steeplechase Racing & Tailgating, Saturday, April 5, at Colonial Downs in New Kent, general admission tickets $10. $15 for cars, trucks & SUVs & $50 for buses, RVs or 15+ passenger vehicles (cash day-of or can be purchased online in advance), for details visit http://www.dogwoodclassic.com/.
Latin Ballet of Virginia “El Beso de la Abeja”, Dance Theatre work in collaboration with Spanish composer, Adolfo AdVero, Artistic Director Ana Ines King and international choreographers, renown Flamenco artists, Domingo Ortega and Francisco Mesa “El Nano” from Spain, April 3 – 6, Thursday & Friday 10:30am & 7:30pm, Saturday, 3 pm & 7:3pm, Sunday 3pm at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen. Tickets $20, student, senior & Military $15, Details http://www.latinballet.com/.
The 31st Street Baptist Church presents a Pre-Centennial Concert, A Musical Extravaganza by the Virginia State University Gospel Chorale, Sunday, April 6, 3pm at 31st Street Baptist Church, 823 North 31st Street, free to the public, however, a love donation of $10 is suggested, proceeds benefit Virginia State University, Mistress of Ceremony Clovia Lawrence, News and Community Affairs Director of WKJS/WKJM, 99.3/105.6 KISS FM. Details https://www.facebook.com/pages/31st-Street-Baptist-Church/107682769300212 or 804-226-0150.
19th annual Intercultural Festival at VCU, Saturday, April 5th, 1-6pm in Monroe Park, 620 West Main Street. The festival celebrates a variety of cultures with music, dancing, food vendors, arts and crafts, free and open to the public, for details visit hhtp://www.icfvcu.com/news.
Summer Adventure Expo sponsored by Virginia 529, Sunday, April 6, from 1 pm – 4pm, indoors and outdoors at Peak Experience, Midlothian, behind the Shoppes at Bellgrade, summer camps exhibits, free climb for kids, live performances – The Diggity Dudes perform at 1pm, and interactive games, Event is free and happens rain or shine. For details call 804-241-7678 or visit http://www.rfmonline.com/.
Habitat for Heroes, A Home for Veterans Only for qualified Veterans, at 13142 Winamack Road, Midlothian, for more information call 804-232-7001 ext. 115 or 105.
“Park Day”, historic preservation event at Richmond National Battlefield Park, Saturday, April 5, 9am, at Totopotomoy Creek Battlefield/Rural Plains, 7273 Studley Road, Cold Harbor Battlefield, 5515 Anderson-Wright Drive, Gaines’ Mill Battlefield, 6283 Watt House Road, Mechanicsville. For more details visit htpp://www.civilwar.org/.
Psychic Festival Fundraiser, Saturday, April 12, 10am – 6pm & Sunday, April 13 12 – 6pm, at The Aquarian Bookshop, Carytown, 3519 Ellwood Avenue, for more information 804-353-5575.
Reel Abilities Film Festival, at venues that include the Weinstein JCC, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, The Byrd Theatre, Spirited Art and the Larrick Student Center on VCU Medical Center’s MCV Campus, through April 6, for details visit 804-545-8608 or richmond.reelabilities.org.
Future Events: Branford Marsalis Quartet, Friday, April 11, 7:30pm at the Modlin Center for the Arts, ticket $40 with discounts for seniors 62 + and children 0-12, at http://modlin.richmond.edu/ or 804-289-8980.
Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour Cirque Du Soleil, Tuesday, April 15 & Wednesday, 16 at the Richmond Coliseum, , http://www.ticketmaster.com/ or 800-745-3000.
The American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 3rd annual Pink Ribbon Tea, featuring a Hat Fashion Show and Silent Auction, celebrating the lives of people who have battled cancer, remembering loved ones lost and fighting back against breast cancer. Sunday, April 27, 2pm – 6pm at the Westin Hotel, 6631 West Broad Street. Tickets $50 donation to the America Cancer Society. Wear your favorite hat and enjoy the afternoon with your friends, for details call Corlisss Hamilton at 804-527-3705 or email Corliss.Hamilton@cancer.org.
The Ottawa REDBLACKS of the Canadian Football League, franchise inaugural pre-season mini-camp in Richmond, April 8 – 10. Team members will be at the Bob Secours Washington Redskins Training Center, 2401 West Leigh Street, practice Wednesday, April 9th & 10th at 9am.
Prom Bring It non-profit agency provides formal attire and etiquette programs for high school youth, collaborating with the United States Marine Corps to collect and distribute formal wear for local youth. For appointments contact Jenny High at 804-683-3226 or Mens Wearhouse Colonnades West S/C Store, 10911 West Broad Street, 804-346-0604, for details visit http://www.prombringit.com/.
22nd Annual Capital Jazz Fest, June 6 – 8 at Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland. Features Rick Braun, Michael Franks, Dianne Reeves, Chaka Khan, Al Jarreau & Stanley Clarke, John Legend, Rachelle Ferrell, Keiko Matsui and many more, details http://www.capitaljazz.com/fest/.
James River Valley Chapter, The Link, Inc. presents Place Matters: Health Disparities in our Community, featuring Virginia Union, Yale & Johns Hopkins Graduate, Shanta M. Whitaker, PHD, MPH, Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care, Inc., Disparities National Coordinating Center, Saturday, April 26, 10am – 12pm at VUU, Panther Grill, 2nd floor Henderson Center, 1500 North Lombardy Street, doors open at 9:30am. A complimentary healthy continental breakfast will be served, RSVP by April 23 to 804-505-0574 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For details visit htpp://www.jamesrivervalleylinksinc.org/.
Mid-Atlantic Balloon Festival at Meadow Event Park in Doswell, Mother’s Day Weekend May 10 & 11, 20 Hot Air Balloons, Virginia Food, Wine, Craft Beer, Live music and a Kids area, for details visit http://www.midatlanticballoonfestival.com/.