Friday & Saturday, February 12 & 13
A Lovers Weekend to enjoy Cabaret Music. local cabaret artist Georgia Rogers Farmer appears in “Lies My Martini Told Me” as part of the 2015-16 U.S. Trust Life is a Cabaret Series. The performance is at Rhythm Hall, Richmond CentreStage Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Farmer will perform an eclectic mix of songs, ranging from standards to Broadway to popular music. For tickets and more information visit Etix.comor by phone at 1-800-514-3849.
And if you’re a Bluegrass fan the 6th Annual Bluegrass Concert and Benefit for the McShin Foundation, presented by the Virginia Folk Music Association and the McShin Foundation, Saturday, at 2300 Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church, Dumbarton Road, music starts at 1pm, Brunswick stew sold during the day. Tickets $10, http://mcshin.org/mcwp/events/event/bluegrass-concertbenefit/.
Saturday, February 13
If Smooth Jazz is more your style, check out Alex Bugnon in concert. Master of the Keys and a favorite in the River City, Keyboard sensation Alex Bugnon returns for two pre-Valentine’s Day Concerts. Bugnon performs at 3pm and again at 8pm at The Renaissance, 107 West Broad Street. Doors will open at 2pm for the 3pm show and at 7pm for the 8pm show. The concert also features Smooth Jazz Trumpeter Cindy Bradley and J. Baxter & The S.A.U.C.E. Band. For tickets, VIP and more information call JS Affair 804-353-9180.
Lunar New Year Celebration, the year of the Monkey, Children’s Museum of Richmond, learn about traditions and culture with performances that includes a Lion Dance and activities, 10am – 2pm, 2626 west Broad Street, details at www.c-mor.org or call 804-474-7000. Lunar New Year Celebration. This event is free with museum admission, details at http://www.c-mor.org/events.
Saturday & Sunday February 13 & 14
The Love Tour at Maymont Mansion: Saturday & Sunday 12-5pm, When Queen Victoria married her handsome prince charming in 1840, they set the romantic tone for the 19th century. Maymont Mansion will have costumed ladies and gentlemen relate details of this royal love story and the courting customs of the era on Valentine’s Day weekend. Guided tours available every half-hour; last tour begins at 4:30pm. $7 per person/$4 members. For information, call 804-358-7166, ext. 329. Details at https://maymont.org/.
Sunday, February 14
Richmond Wedding Experience, 11am – 4pm Greater Richmond Convention Center 403 N 3rd Street, If you had tickets for our snowed out show on January 24, just bring them to the Sunday show and they will be accepted, Five show attendees will have the opportunity to roll the dice for the chance to win a 2016 Ford Mustang Convertible valued at $40,000. For details visit http://weddingexperience.com/show.html?show.id=4238.
Richmond Ballet Romeo & Juliet with The Richmond Symphony, Valentine’s Day Weekend, through Sunday at the Carpenter Theatre, tickets starts at $20, ETIX.com, http://www.richmondballet.com/ or call 800-514-3849.
Future Events: Book Signings – Virginia’s African-American Authors is the product of Richmond Public Library, Black Male Emergent Readers Literacy Program. The book signings will feature fifteen of Virginia’s African-American Authors on Wednesday, February 17 from 5pm-7pm at the Main Library, 101 East Franklin Street. Details at http://www.richmondpubliclibrary.org/.
Children Museum of Richmond – Black History Month Events: Saturday, February 20, 11am & 1pm: Learn about African and African-American culture with Elegba Folklore Society! Join CMoR for two fun, interactive performances along with a craft workshop in between performances. This event will take place at CMoR Central.
Saturday, February 27 -11am & 1pm: Experience African culture and tradition at CMoR with two performances by Ezibu Muntu African Dance and Cultural Foundation! Dance along with performers in this fun, interactive event. This event will take place at CMoR Central.
Saturday, February 27 – 4pm-5pm: CMoR’s final Black History Month performance will be from Bright Star Touring Theatre as they perform their hit, “George Washington Carver & Friends”! This interactive performance will cover some of the most influential figures throughout the last 150 years, including Booker T. Washington, Madame C.J. Walker, and Thurgood Marshall. This event will take place at CMoR Central. Details on all events visit http://www.c-mor.org/.