Capital City Kwanzaa Festival, Saturday, December 29, 1-9pm, at 3000 Mechanicsville Turnpike, featuring Creator of Kwanzaa, Maulana karenga, Kevin Davis & Ban Caribe, Jon Bibbs,Africa Unplugged, The Elegba Folklore Society Dancers & Drummers, an African Market, food & workshops. Admission is between $5-$7, details 804-644-3900 or www.efsinc.org.
Criterion Cinemas at Movieland, Bow Tie Cinemas’ New Art and Independent Film Theater, opens Friday, December 28, movies “A Royal Affair” & “Central Park Avenue”, www.bowtiecinemas.com or 804-354-6099.
El Juguetazo: Celebration of the Three Kings at L.C. Bird High School, Saturday, January 5, 1-4pm, Chesterfield County & The City of Richmond, toys are needed, call 804-796-7085 or drop toys off at L.C. Bird High School Saturday, January 5, 9am-noon, chesterfield.gov.
Community Idea Stations hosts Downton Abbey Premiere at The Byrd Theatre, special screening of the first episode of season 3, Thursday, January 3, doors open 6:30pm, film 7:15, free, seating is limited, first come basis, fans encouraged to wear hats, gloves, and other period outfits, http://ideastations.org/downton.
Dr. Martin Luther King,Jr. Living The Dream Events: Sunday, January 6, 3:30pm, The Mass Meeting at Maggie Walker Governor’s School, 1000 North Lombardy; Friday, January 11, 7:30am, Community Leaders Breakfast, Richmond Marriott Downtown; other events and more information contact Rev. Ricardo Brown, Fifth Baptist Church, 804-355-1044 or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
FruitCake Science at the Science Museum of Virginia, through December 30; December 31, Noon Year’s Eve powered by Radio Disney, 10am-1pm, at 1pm, a performance on stage in Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked The World, a performance by George Dennehy, 18-year-old Ashland internet phenom, details www.smv.org or 804-864-1400.
Latin Ballet of Virginia’s “The Legend of The Poinsettia” January 11th-13th, Friday 10:30am & 7:30pm, Saturday, 3 & 7:30pm, and Sunday 3pmat The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, www.latinballet.com or 804-356–3876. tickets $20 adults, $15 children.
“Les Miserables, The Musical Legend”, tickets on sale now, March 26-31 at Richmond’s Landmark Theater, www.BroadwayInRichmond.com or 800-514-3849.
“The Producers” featuring Jason Marks and Scott Wichmann, through January 13, 2013 at November Theatre, www.va-rep.org or 804-282-2620.
Dominion Gardenfest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 5 -10pm nightly through January 7th, www.lewisginter.org or 804-262-9887