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Weekend Events: Easter on Parade, Dominion Family Easter at Maymont

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Posted at 4:00 AM, Mar 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-25 10:49:20-04

Friday, March 25, 7pm

Rev. Dr. Rodney Waller, Pastor at First African Baptist Church, 2700 Hanes Avenue, Richmond,  hosts “The 7 Last Words of Christ from the Cross!” Seven different pastors, eight churches coming together, seven minutes each. The program starts at 7 pm with a drama presentation depicting the crucifixion of Christ, For more information visit www.firstafricanbaptist.org or call 804-329-7279.

Friday, March 25- Sunday March 27

The Bizarre Bazaar® rated by Sunshine Artists Magazine as the number 3 show in the country in its list of Top 200 Shows, returns to the Richmond Raceway Complex featuring exhibitors with unique offerings including seasonal gifts and decorative accessories for the home and garden, designer women’s and children’s clothing, gourmet food and cookbooks, fine linens, fine crafts and artwork, toys, furniture and jewelry. Shows hours are 10am-7pm Friday and Saturday and 10am – 5pm Sunday. Tickets are $7 for adults and for  Children (2-12) $1.50. FREE PARKING AT Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E. Laburnum Avenue, Details http://www.thebizarrebazaar.com/.

Saturday, March 26

Dominion Family Easter at Maymont, Saturday 10am-3pm on the Carriage House Lawn, activities include Eggtivity Zone – Easter Egg Hunts, no longer timed hunts, Hoppin’ Fun Zone – inflatables, crafts, temporary tattoos, face painting, bonnet and Boa making, activity pass $10, details  https://maymont.org/experiences/annual-events/dominion-family-easter/.

Peek-A-Bloom with Peter Rabbit, Saturday & Sunday, Peter Rabbit greets visitors and poses for photographs, concert by the Richmond Concert Band on the lawn at Bloemendaal House Saturday, Sunday brunch in the Tea House, for reservations call 804-262-9887 ext. 329. A Million Blooms March 26 – June 1, daily 9am – 5pm.  Details at http://www.lewisginter.org/.

“Back To The Band” Concert featuring The Legendary Soul Man Roy C, Richmond’s favorite Band KATZ Band, music by DJ’s Mr. G, and DJ D, and Emcee CBS 6’s Antoinette Essa, Saturday, 9pm – 2am at Diversity Center, 1407 Sherwood Avenue, Richmond, Advance tickets $25, for tickets and more information call 804-986-2902 or 804-640-6103.

Sunday, March 27

Easter on Parade, Sunday, live performances, kids activities, arts and crafts from 1-5pm on Monument Avenue between Allen and Davis Avenues. Pet Bonnet and people Bonnet Showcases at 3PM & 4pm on the Zayde R. Dotts Main Stage at Allen Avenue. For details www.venturerichmond.com.

Future Events

24th annual French Film Festival March 31-April 3rd, Byrd Theatre, details www.frenchfilmfestival.us or call 804-827-FILM. According to organizers “All films are presented by their directors and/or starring actors. A question-and-answer session with directors and actors follows each film. All movies have English subtitles, and discussions are in English or in French with an interpreter. Films are screened at the historic Byrd Theatre in Carytown, in Richmond, Va. An official reception with the French celebrities is held each year during which festival attendees have even more time to meet and speak with the French stars”. Details at http://frenchfilmfestival.us/.

Virginia Horse festival, April 1-3, Friday 11am – 8pm, Saturday 9am-8pm, Sunday 9am  5pm at Meadow Event Park, Doswell.  The Parade of Breeds will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 1, in the First Bank & Trust Company Pavilion. Experience some incredible horses and witness a diversity of breeds in the Parade of Breeds Friday. There will be clinics, competitions, demos, seminars, and entertainment. The annual Secretariat Birthday Celebration at the Virginia Horse Festival will honor not only “Big Red,” but also his birthplace, 2016 marks the 80th anniversary of the founding of Meadow Stable in 1936.  It will also mark the debut of Groundshaker, who is the last horse bred and raced by Penny Chenery, owner of Secretariat. For more information visit http://www.virginiahorsefestival.com/.

KLM Foundation’s 8th annual Black & White Affair, Saturday, April 2, 7pm -11pm, at the Science Museum of Virginia, Heavy Hors D’oeuvres, gaming, raffles and prizes. Food served from 7pm – 8:30pm, music by DJ Flava hosted by Shelby Brown, for tickets visit http://www.theblackandwhiteaffair.com/ or http://www.klmfoundation.org/.

4th Annual TEDxRVA 2016 “Artful” Friday, April 8, 9am – 5pm at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage.  For more information visit http://tedxrva.com/.

Henrico Humane Society 16th annual Pet Expo Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Richmond International Raceway, 600 E. Laburnum Avenue. CBS 6 Greg McQuade, will emcee dog contests, puppy races and a parade of adoptable dogs. Vendors selling animal-related goods and services, as well as many rescue groups. Activities include puppy races, dog contests, dog adoptions, an inflatable obstacle course for kids, training/trick/agility demonstrations, an agility course, and a silent auction. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children (2-12); children under 2 and pets are free.  Participants who run or walk in the Monument Avenue 10k earlier in the day, a $2 discount will be given with proof of participation (race bib, medal or t-shirt). All proceeds benefit Henrico Humane Society. For more information visit www.henricohumane.org.

Cool Pit Learning Center’s Multi-vendor/Multi-family Outdoor Yard Sale, Saturday, April 9, 8am-2pm, at Columbian Center Parking Lot, 2324 Pump Road, Henrico. Providing  children from low-income families educational skills, for more information or to reserve a space call 804-364-4970.

The U.S. Trust Life is a Cabaret Series finale features Nationally-renowned jazz performer Ann Hampton Callaway in her one-woman show “Diva Power” in Rhythm Hall at Dominion Arts Center on Friday, April 8 at 7:30pm and Saturday, April 9 at 8pm. The show celebrates iconic women in American music, including Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland and Ella Fitzgerald. Tickets range $25 – $50 at the Dominion Arts Center Box Office, 600 East Grace Street, Richmond or at www.RichmondCenterstage.com or by phone at 1-800-514-3849.

The Richmond engagement of DISNEY’S THE LION KING will leap onto the Altria Theater stage Tuesday, April 19 to Sunday, May 8.  THE LION KING will play Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm and Sundays at 1pm and 6:30pm with one weekday matinee on Thursday, May 5 at 2pm. Premium Ticket Packages, which include prime seat locations, a commemorative souvenir program and an exclusive merchandise item, are also available. Tickets are available at Altria Theater and Dominion Arts Center box offices, at 1-800-514-3849 or at www.BroadwayInRichmond.com. Orders for groups of twenty (20) or more may be placed by calling (804) 592-3401 from 10am to 5pm.

The RVA French Food Festival, April 29 & 30, is an experience in the French culture, cuisine, music, Fundraising, 1503 Michaels Road, Richmond. Friday, 4:30pm to 7:30PM; Saturday, 11am to 9pm, Food, family, and. All proceeds benefit the Little Sisters of the Poor and their mission of caring for Virginia’s elderly poor. Details at http://rvafrenchfoodfestival.com/menu/.