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Weekend Events: Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K, Pet Expo and more

Posted at 3:57 PM, Apr 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-09 16:19:07-04
Weekend Events

Weekend Events

Friday, April 8

TEDx events are community versions of the larger TED talks that are produced globally, TEDxRVA began 4 years ago will be held for the second time at the Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center. Like previous years, the 2016 conference will have a central theme to guide its speakers and organizers. This year’s theme is “ARTFUL” providing a stage for international, national, regional, and local speakers to communicate about innovations in Technology, Entertainment, and Design. The 4th Annual TEDxRVA 2016 “Artful” is Friday, April 8, from 9am – 5pm at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage. For tickets and more information about speakers visit

Saturday, April 9 

The Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K is Saturday! The Anthem Health & Fitness Expo/Packet Pick-Up at the Arthur Ashe Athletic Center, Thursday, April 7, 3pm-9pm; Friday, April 8, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Race Day, Saturday, April 9 -6:45 – 9:30 a.m. Times-Dispatch Dress Up & Run Contest check-in at Monroe Park 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Bike Valet service available in Monroe Park near Laurel and Main Street.

    • 6:45 – 9:30 AM • Times-Dispatch Dress Up & Run Contest check-in at Monroe Park, at least 30 minutes prior to wave start time. You have to wear your costume while you participate. When you are done, go back to tent to see if you won a prize.
    • 7:30 AM • Blessing of the Runners at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
    • 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM • Elephant Insurance Bag Check available in Monroe Park (Laurel & Main Street)
    • 8 AM • Virginia 529 Kids Run starts on Cathedral Place near Laurel Street
    • 8:30 AM • Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k start–in waves at Broad Street & Harrison Street
    • 9 AM – 1:00 PM • SUBWAY Post Race Festival at Monroe Park
    • See all WAVES here. 

COMPLETE COVERAGE: Monument Avenue 10k: Road closures, parking, bands, and medals

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

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.

How Smart is your home, The Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing presents: “The Accessible Home”, Saturday, April 9, 9am – 12:30pm at the VDDHH, 1602 Rolling Hills Drive, 2nd floor, Richmond. The event will talk about Hearing Loss – Home Modification Checklist. For more details email or call 804-662-9710 V/TTY.

Carnival for William is a festival from 10am – 2pm at the Huguenot United Methodist Church and Preschool to help a little boy diagnosed with cancer.  Games, storm troopers, pony rides. a cake walk, food, prizes, even an auction will all benefit 5-year-old William Micou who has been a part of the school for four years. 10661 Duryea Drive, Richmond.  It’s off Huguenot and Old Gun Rd.

CANCELED — A Celebration of the Vine. 

Mark Johnson with the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce said the event was canceled because of safety concerns because of high winds. Folks who purchased tickets online will be receiving emails Saturday with instructions on how to receive a refund. For people who bought tickets at an outlet, they can go there to receive their refund.

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 or by phone at 1-800-514-3849.

Sunday, April 10

The 2nd annual Support Virginia Green Tourism Oyster Roast & Festival is Sunday, April 10th from 2:30 to 6 pm at Tredegar on the James River in Richmond. Enjoy sustainably-harvested Virginia Oysters served raw, roasted, and fried. There will be Oyster Shucking demonstrations, featuring award-winning shuckers Deborah Pratt & Clementine Macon-Boyd, Amateur Oyster Shucking Contest, Wines & brews from Virginia Green certified wineries and breweries, Small plates from Virginia Green certified restaurants, Silent auction featuring great deals on green travel packages all over the state and more Bluegrass by Smokehouse. Tickets include unlimited tastings of wine and beer, oysters and small plates from 4 local Virginia Green Restaurants and 2 full drink tickets and a complimentary wine glass. A portion of the proceeds will be donated directly to the Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program. Tickets are $60 per person or 2 tickets for $100, while available. For more information visit

Future Events 

The Beacon Theatre,  401 North Main Street Hopewell, Virginia. April Concerts – Average White Band, Wednesday April 13, Doors open 6pm; Brian Owens sings Marvin Gaye, Friday April 15, Doors open 6:30pm (THIS SHOW HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM IT’S ORIGINAL DATE JANUARY 23RD.); The Drifters, Wednesday April 20, Doors open 6pm; The Time Jumpers Featuring Vince Gill, Kenny Sears, “Ranger Doug” Green, and many more, Thursday April 7,  Doors open 6pm. For details visit or call Box Office: (804) 446-345.

Butterflies LIVE! At Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, April 15 – October 9, open Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. An opportunity to experience  hundreds of tropical butterflies in the Conservatory. Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit filled with fun family activities for all ages. Explore the origins, preferred habitats and lifecycles. Photos are permitted, with respect to other guests. For more details visit

Lace up and leash up for the Richmond SPCA at the 14th Annual Dog Jog and 5K Run on Saturday, April 16, presented by Holiday Barn Pet Resorts! A day packed full of fun for the whole family, including your four-legged friend! Run or walk our 5K and one-mile Dog Jog and visit the vendor fair at the Robins-Starr Humane Center, located at 2519 Hermitage Road in Richmond. All events are pet friendly except for the 5K Run, which is for people only. Participants can register individually or as part of a team. For more information, call Lauren Keisler at 804-521-1318 or, visit for more details.

“Struttin’ 4 Domestic Violence Fashion Show” is Saturday, April 16, 6pm at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Lipmann Auditorium, 1651 East Parham Road, Henrico. Fashion show and self-esteem builder, funds benefit the Carol Adams Foundation. For tickets and more information visit

Southern Women’s Show, Richmond April 15 – 17 at Richmond Raceway Complex. Show hours Friday: 10am-8pm, Saturday: 10am-7pm and Sunday: 11am-5pm. Adults tickets: $10.00 at the Door, Youth: (6-12) $5.00, Children Under 6 FREE with Paying Adult. Advance Discount Tickets: Discount Tickets Available at Walgreens for $7.00 each, advance discount tickets and can be purchased at Walgreens store. Click here for store locations. Celebrity guests include pop/soul singer Rayvon Owen, Gizelle is the breakout star of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Potomac, The BIG Burly Project Burlesque and Danee musical group performs. For more information visit

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 Orders for groups of twenty (20) or more may be placed by calling (804) 592-3401 from 10am to 5pm.