A LIST: Antoinette’s weekend event picks
Veterans of Color, Award Winning Film to celebrate and honor the contributions and achievements of African Americans in the U.S. Armed Forces, stories told by Veterans who live them. The Free event is Friday, February 8, doors open at 5pm, at The Virginia War Memorial, 621 South Belvidere Street, Richmond, www.vawarmemorial.org or 804-786-2060.
Home & Garden Show, MAC Events Spring Show, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, Friday 12-8pm, Saturday, 11am – 8pm 11am -5pm, admission adults $10, seniors $8, youth 12-17 $6 free for children 11 & under, 804-467-7038 or www.macevents.com.
Black History Events in Henrico: At the Crossroads of Freedom & Equality, Sunday, February 10, 3pm, in the Auditorium at The Academy at Virginia Randolph, 2204 Mountain Road, Glen Allen. Other Black History events Saturday, February 9, 2-3pm – The Family Of Silas Omohundro, at Dorey Recreation Center, Free: Saturday, February 23, 1-3pm A Hidden History: African Americans at Dabbs, Dabbs House Museum, free: www.henricorecandparks.com.
Neighborhood Housing Services of Richmond, “Empower Yourself Against Default” Workshop Saturday, February 9, 9am-5pm, at Trinity Family Life Center, 3601 Dill Road, documents required:deed, house note, hardship letter, etc, get details www.nhsofr.org or 804329-2500.
Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site Film & Lecture Series for Black History Month, Saturdays 1pm: February 9th, “Harlem Renaissance” a documentary featuring performers Duke Ellinngton, Cab Calloway, Count Basie and others; February 16, “The Road to Brown”, explores the 1954 Brown v Board of Education Case; February 23, “February One”, the story of four young college freshmen who began the sit-in movement in Greensboro including two members of the Richmond 34, events at 600 North 2nd Street, Richmond, www.nps.gov/mawa or www.Facebook.com/Maggiel.WalkerNHS.
Chesterfield County Black History Month Events: Unkown No Longer: A Virginia Slave Name Database, Monday, February 11, 6:30-7:30pm, Chester Library & Saturday, February 23, 11am-noon, Midlothian Library, for other Black History Events in Chesterfield visit library.chesterfield.gov.
Richmond Chinese Lunar New Year Festival, Year of the Snake – 2013 (Lunar Year 4711), The Year of the Snake starts February 10, Chinese Americans-Central Virginia Chapter (OCA-CVC) with Deep Run High School and the Chinese Schools in Richmond hosts the 5th annual Public Chinese New Year Celebration, Sunday, February 10, 10:30am -3pm, 4801 Twin Hickory Road, Glen Allen, free, www.oca-cvc.org.
The Theresa Caputo Live Experience, from TLC’s Long Island Medium, Saturday, April 6, 7pm, tickets on sale Friday, February 10am, Landmark Theater, www.ETIX.com or 800-514-ETIX.
Style Weekly Kids Connection, Saturday, February 9, 12-3pm, at the Science Museum of Virginia, www.richmondmom.com, free.
“Fulton Blues”, Singer & Guitarist Corey Harris Benefit Show at The Byrd Theatre, Monday, February 11, doors open 6:30, show from 7 – 8:30pm, general admission tickets $15 plus fee, students $5 plus fee, www.byrdtheatre.com or 804-864-5797.
ZZ Top performs Virginia Crossroads Live, Hooper Park, Crewe, Friday, May 10, 6pm, tickets http://www.virginiacrossroadslive.com or 804-794-6700.
An Evening of Jazz With Molly Ringwald, February 14, -16, 7pm, February 17, 12:30 at CenterStage Rhythm Hall, tickets $50-$25, www.richmondcenterstage.com.