Friday, February 19
The Mountaintop Katori Hall directed by Laine Satterfield, Dr. Martin Luther King reflects on his personal life, achievements and unrealized dreams during a humorous late night conversation with the uncommon woman who brings coffee to his hotel room. Open through March 12, all shows performed at the Theatre Gym at Virginia and is a part of Richmond’s annual Acts of Faith Festival. Check website for special event nights, www.virginiarep.org or call 804-262-2620.
Saturday, February 20
Bowling for Boobs! an event sponsored by Reach Out for Life non-profit, from 1-4pm at AMF Sunset Lanes, 6540 West Broad Street. All proceeds benefit Reach Out for Life’s programs to provide free mammograms to women who can’t afford them. CBS 6 will have three teams participating in Saturday’s event. All are welcome. Prizes include a one-night stay at The Jefferson Hotel including Sunday Champagne Brunch for two and others. For details call 804-977-3920 or visit www.reachoutva.org.
Swift Creek Mill Theatre presents – The Little Lion by Irene Ziegler, dinner 6pm, play 8pm, 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway, Chesterfield. Details http://www.swiftcreekmill.com/.
The Victory 7 Mustang Club will be collecting donated bottles of water for the residents of Flint Michigan. Drop off is at Target parking lot, White Oak Mall on Laburnum Avenue from 12-2 pm. Richmond Ford has donated a van to help collect the bottles of water and members of the Victory 7 Mustang Club will deliver to a community center in Flint.
Henrico County Public Schools is holding a teacher hiring event, 9am – noon at Glen Allen High School, 10700 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen. HCPS is looking for teachers for all areas, as well as school counselors, librarians, psychologists and social workers for schools throughout Henrico County. Staff members will be on hand from the HR department, and there will be representatives from individual schools. Register is suggested in advance at henricoschools.us and look under “Hot Topics” to find the link. For questions or more information, please call 804-652-3664. Interested applicants are encouraged to bring copies of their resumes to share with school administrators.
Sunday, February 21
John Jasper Founder’s Day, at Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church, service starts at 10:45am. Jasper 1812-1901 was one of the most popular preachers in the country. Local Legends will also be honored Congressman Bobby Scott, Florence Neal Cooper Smith (Sickle Cell Anemia) and Judge John Charles Thomas. For more details visit http://www.smzbc.org/.
Richmond Peace Center’s annual tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday from 3- 5pm featuring talented young singers, dancers, musicians and spoken word artists. The event is free and open to all at Huguenot High School, 7945 Forest Hill Ave. Richmond, This event is accessible to people with disabilities. Email Paul Fleisher firstname.lastname@example.org or get more information at http://www.rpec.org/.
Friday, February 19 – Sunday February 21
Virginia Wine Expo – Through Sunday at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Wine tastings, craft beers, whiskeys, ciders, specialty foods, artisan burgers, smoked cuisine and more. Special events – Burger Blast, , Walk-Around Grand Tasting, seminars, etc., for tickets and more information visit VirginiaWineExpo.com.
28th annual Richmond Boat Show Friday noon – 8pm, Saturday 10am – 7pm, Sunday 11am – 5pm at Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 East Laburnum Avenue. Boats on display from 18 dealers, include deck boats, jet boats, saltwater fishing boats, bass boats and many others. Experts on hand to answer questions about marinas, financing, insurance, boat maintenance and repair and boat safety. Balloon Artists Jenn B and The Monkey Man and his side kick Django will also be at the show. For more information call 804-337-6479 or visit http://www.gsevents.com.
Monday, February 22:
The Longwood University Department of Music and the Moton Museum present “A TRIBUTE TO BILLIE HOLIDAY IN WORD AND SONG” February 22, 2016, 7:30 p.m. Moton Museum Auditorium. The event features Lisa Edwards-Burrs, vocals, Charles Kinzer, tenor saxophone and Special Guests Morgan Burrs, guitar Pat Lawrence, bass Greg Robey, trombone Gordon Smith, piano, Stan Smith, drums, Free Admission, for details visit http://www.motonmuseum.org/.
Future Events: Thursday, February 25 – Harlem Globetrotters celebrates 90 years with a showdown game at the Richmond Coliseum at 7pm. Tickets start at $25.50, for details log onto ticketmaster or harlemglobetrotters.com.
Saturday, February 27
Masters of Soul: The Motown Era, concert at 7pm, is a celebration of the legendary songs and performers that defined Motown and soul music at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen. Tickets $34, details at www.artsglenallen.com.
FeedMore’s ZestFest – an evening of food, Virginia wines and local craft beers as well as a live and silent auction to benefit the hunger-relief programs of FeedMore Saturday from 6pm – 10pm at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Sample exceptional blends and vintages from local Virginia wineries and Dance the night away, but tickets and get more details at https://feedmore.org/.
GRASP – Great Aspiration Scholarship Program, Inc., Saturday’s at the Library, 10am – 3pm, Richmond Public Library, 101 East Franklin Street. Schedule your appointment 804-527-7743, for details visit http://grasp4va.org/.
Join the Richmond Symphony and Jeans ‘n Classics for the music of Earth, Wind & Fire and The King of Pop Michael Jackson on Saturday, 8pm at the Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Arts Center. The concert features Jeans ‘ Classics artist, Gavin Hope – lead vocals, led by Associate Conductor, Chia-Hsuan Lin. Tickets are $10 on line at richmondsymphony.com or call 800-514-ETIX.
Saturday, March 12: Leaders of the Hardwood Skills Academy FREE Basketball Camp at Meadowbrook High School, 4901 Cogbill Road from 10am-3pm for high school players. Spaces filling up quickly Register now at http://www.leadersofthehardwood.com, or email Coach Luqman Jaaber at email@example.com for more information.