Thursday, February 25
Friday, February 26
Festival of Laughs featuring Mike Epps, Mike Epps, Rickey Smiley, Don DC Curry and Cocoa Brown at the Richmond Coliseum, details at http://richmondcoliseum.net/events/festival-of-laughs-with-mike-epps-rickey-smiley-and-more/.
Saturday, February 27
Nutzy’s Block Party and Flying Squirrels FanFest, 11am – 2pm. First chance to purchase single game tickets, taste test the new Sunday Brunch Menu, Block party with RVA Businesses, games, crafts, mini golf, balloon animals, face painting and live music. Hall of Fame Jerome Bettis for opening day game April 14. For more information visit http://www.squirrelsbaseball.com.
RVA Plunge Winter Fest benefiting Special Olympics Virginia, kicks off at noon, plunges start at 2:30pm at Willow Lawn, 1601 Willow Lawn Drive, CBS 6 Meteorologist Nikki-Dee Ray will lead the costume contest and Kristen Luehrs joins Nikki-Dee for the plunge and Plunge after party at American Tap Room starting at 4pm. Visit http://www.specialolympicsva.org for more information.
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/.
Broadway in Richmond presents another hit stage musical “Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at 8pm at the Altria Theatre, The Story based on the coat of many colors features Richmond Native and performer Taylor Daniels a former student with City Dance Troupe and Richmond Ballet. For more information visit www.etix.com or call (800) 514-3849.
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.
Greater Richmond VA Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) and the Richmond Public Library, hosting an event to index Freedom’s Bureau Records (index-A-Thon) Saturday from 1-4 pm, at the Main Branch, Richmond Public Library, 101 E. Franklin Street, 2nd floor. To volunteer and get more information call 804-218-2107 or email email@example.com.
Sunday, February 28
Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Side-by-Side with the Richmond Symphony lead by Richmond Symphony Music Director Steven Smith, concert at 4pm at the Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Arts Center, for more information visit 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Growing Up in Ashland/Hanover Black & White Experiences, , 4pm-5:30pm at The Ashland Theatre, 205 England Street, Ashland. Stories about growing up in Ashland during the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. For more information call 804-798-2728.
Future Events: LMR Class of 2017, Meet & Greet Recruitment Receptions, Thursday, March 3, 5:30 – 7:30pm and Tuesday, April 5, 5:30 – 7:30, registration required, visit http://www.lmronline.org/.
Diaper Drive in March – for Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Families First, all Chesterfield County Public Libraries will collect unopened packages of diapers during regular business hours. For library locations and hours, visit http://library.chesterfield.gov/ccpllocations/
or call 804-751-CCPL.
7th Annual Friends of Scottish Rite Charities Dinner & Auction, Saturday, March 5, doors open at 4:30, dinner at 6pm, tickets available at Allen Tires Centers or call 804-920-6986 or 804-264-2050.
24th annual French Film Festival March 31-April 3rd, Byrd Theatre, details www.frenchfilmfestival.us or call 804-827-FILM.
Children’s Museum of Richmond – Kids’ Carniball, March 12; Twilight Carniball – March 19 at CMOR, details www.ChildrensMuseumofRichmond.org.
St. Paddy’s Palooza, Innsbrook Foundation, March 12, 11am – 5pm, at Innsbrook Pavilion, Lake Shore Commons Building, rain date 13. Details visit http://www.innsbrook.com/innsbrook-foundation.
9th Annual Richmond Transformation Expo, Saturday, March 19, at The Greater Richmond Convention Center, doors open at 11am, event starts at noon. Features world-renowned inspirational speaker Iyanla Vanzant and performances by Grammy Nominated Marvin Sapp and others. Tickets $33, details at www.praiserichmond.com or call 804-672-9299.
4th Annual TEDxRVA 2016 “Artful” Friday, April 8, 9am – 5pm at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage. For more information visit http://tedxrva.com/.
RVA East End Festival, May 6-8, Chimborazo Park, Church Hill, features No BS! Brass Band, Vocalist Desiree Roots and the Richmond Symphony, for more information visit http://www.rvaeastendfest.com/ or call 804-788-4717.
Celebrate Jackson Ward: Past, Present and Future May 20-22, in Abner Clay Park, features three days of performances anchored by the Richmond Symphony with Virginia Repertory Theatre, Richmond Jazz Society and Elegba Folklore Society https://www.richmondsymphony.com/education-engagement/celebrate-jackson-ward/ or call 804-788-4717.