A Celebration of the Vine – Wine Festival, sponsored by the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce, Saturday, April 12, 11am – 6pm at the new location The Millworks at the Green, at the corner of Coalfield and Woolridge Roads, Midlothian. Great food, Urban Farmhouse Market, crafts and entertainment, Three Sheet To The Wind performs and local wines that include New Kent Winery, Elk Island Winery, Horton Vineyards, Mattaponi Winery, Lake Ana and many more. New this year ATM machines and bike valet so park your bicycles and motorcycles at the bike valet. Advance tickets are $20 and $10 for non-tasters, tickets cost more at the gate. For more information visit http://www.acelebrationofthevine.com/ or call 804-748-6364 ext. 3.
Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour Cirque Du Soleil, Tuesday, April 15 & Wednesday, 16 at the Richmond Coliseum, features visuals, dance, music of Michael Jackson and choreographed with Cirque du Soleil amazing performers, http://www.ticketmaster.com/ or 800-745-3000. For more on the tour visit http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/shows/michael-jackson-tour/default.aspx.
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band Saturday, April 12, 7pm at Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach, tickets at http://www.ticketmaster.com/.
3rd annual Virginia War Memorial 5K Run/Walk to Remember Military Veterans and Active Personnel, Saturday, April 12, 8am – 10:30am. 5K Route through Oregon Hill and Hollywood Cemetery. Registration at packet pick-up Friday, April 11th or day of event 7:30am – 8am. For details http://www.vawarmemorial.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.
Branford Marsalis Quartet, Friday, April 11, 7:30pm at the Modlin Center for the Arts, ticket $40 with discounts for seniors 62 + and children 0-12, at http://modlin.richmond.edu/ or 804-289-8980.
RVA Rock$ on Tap, Richmond’s premiere beer festival featuring only local breweries, Saturday, April 12, 12 – 5pm on May Island, 501 South 14th Street, 21 and older, after party, for details visit http://www.rvarocksontap.com/.
The Richmond Symphony presents The Music of the Rolling Stones, Saturday, April 12, 8pm at the Altria Theater, Conductor Martin Herman, vocalist Broody Dolyniuk, a full rock band and the Richmond Symphony will perform all your favorite Rolling Stones hits, for tickets and more information visit http://www.richmondsymphony.com/ or call 800-514-ETIX.
21st Annual James River Film Festival, at The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Friday, April 11, 6:30 – 9pm, The Great Confusion: The 1913 Armory Show & Saturday, April 12, 10:30am – 12:30pm, William Eggleston in the Real World: Also at the VMFA Friday Art & Wine 5 -8:30pm, Best Cafe & Galleries and Thursday Jazz Cafe, 6 -9pm, Best Cafe, details http://vmfa.museum/visit/hours/ or 804-340-14065.
Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 6th annual Focus Group, make life easier by using free apps for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Low Vision and Speech Impaired Individuals, Saturday, April 12, 9:30am -12pm, also the Great Richmond Hearing Loss Association’s annual Technology Blitz to evaluate new technology, for more information 804-662-9710 V/TTY or email Christine Ruderson (VDDHH) email@example.com.
Civil War Emancipation Day, Saturday, April 12, 9:30am – 10pm, free admission to all of the more than 25 participating sites and activity centers, informative walking tours and presentations. Locations include Oakwood Cemetery, Shockoe Cemetery, Libby Prison, the Canal Walk to Lumpkin’s and the African Burial Grounds, The State Capitol, Jackson Ward, The American Civil War Museum at Tredegar and many more. For a complete list and more information call 804-289-8088 or visit http://civilwar.emancipationday.net/.
Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll Spring Break event, Gospel Hip-Hop Skate Party, Sunday, April 13, 5:30 – 8pm at Skateland, 5512 Hull Street, details http://www.swaggavation.com/ or call 804-218-5553.
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.
Electronics Recycling, Saturday, April 12 at New Kent Courthouse, 12001 Courthouse Circle (grassy knoll), 9am – 2pm; Saturday, April 19 at Prince George Convenience Center, 3100 Union Branch Road, Police Department parking lot, 6600 Courthouse Road, 8:30am – 1pm, details & more locations http://www.cvwma.com/ or call 804-340-0900.
FUTURE EVENTS: 2nd annual Coaches Cook-Off, Benefiting The Positive Vibe Cafe, featuring VCU’s Shaka Smart and UR’s Chris Mooney, Thursday, April 17, 6pm at The Science Museum. Single tickets $100, 2 tickets $150, visit http://www.positivevibecafe.com/ or call 804-560-9622.
Easter on Parade, Sunday, April 20, 1- 5pm on the blocks between Allen and Davis Avenues, a parade of Richmonders, the highlight is the Pet Bonnet and People Bonnet Showcases from 3 – 4pm on the Zayde R. Dotts Main Stage at Allen Avenue, special performances by the cast of Shrek at 2pm at Davis Monument Performance Area, for more details visit http://www.venturerichmond.com/.
Jazz Inside Out Fundraiser, benefits Scholarship & Emergency Aid Friday, May 30th at The Westin Hotel & Courtyard. Featuring J. Tucker & The Krewe Band, G7 Jazz, Hors d’oeuvers & cash bar, silent auction, advance ticket sales only, tickets $40 & deadline to purchase is May 20. Emcee CBS 6 Antoinette Essa. Order tickets at http://www.vahigheredfund.com/events.
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/.
The Legendary Original Delfonics in concert, Friday, May 23, Doors open at 8pm, Famous Brown’s Ball Room, 4935 Nine Mile Road. Advance tickets $25, for information call 804-296-2107.