A LIST: Antoinette’s top weekend picks
Broadway’s hit musical Mary Poppins is stealing the hearts of Richmonders in its’ week long run at The Landmark Theater. Mary Poppins has all the elements of a beloved Broadway musical, an irresistible story, favorite songs , costumes and lots of singing and dancing. The show runs through Sunday at Richmond’s Landmark Theater. Log onto www.BroadwayInRichmond.com. Other up coming show: Mike Epps, Sunday, March 24th; Anthony Bourdian, Tuesday, April 23rd.
Brides Against Breast Cancer Nationwide Tour of Gowns, VIP Unveiling of the gowns Reception, Saturday, February 23, 6:30-9:30pm, $20; general admission Sunday, February 24, noon-5pm, The Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street, www.bridesabc.org or 877-721-HOPE (4673).
Neighborhood Resource Center “An Evening of West African Music” features Gambian Kora Master Papa Susso, Malian Belafon Wizard Balla Kouyate and African Inspired Grooves by Hotel X, Saturday, February 23, from 8-11pm. Admission is $10 at NRC, 1519 Williamsburg Road, Fulton. Neighborhood Resource Center of Greater Fulton offers educational and cultural arts programs for preschoolers, after-school programs, adults programs and the Greater Fulton’s Future. Visit NRC at www.nrccafe.org or call 804-864-5797.
Bluegrass Marathon Jam, featuring Jackass Flats, Cooper Ridge, Slack Family & East of Afton, and more in concert and jam sessions, bring your instrument Saturday, February 23, noon-midnight at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road, www.rvabluegrassjam.com.
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, “Built to Amaze” through Sunday at Richmond Coliseum, 804-780-4970.
Richmond Concert Band, “from the Old World” at Bethia United Methodist Church, 10700 Winterpock Road, Chesterfield, Sunday, February 24, 7pm, 804-737-3767.
Cotton Patch Gospel at Hanover Tavern, through April 28, www.va-rep.org or 804-282-2620.
Orchids Galore! A Love of Living Color: at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, more than 800 orchids in colors across the spectrum on display through March 31, daily 9am – 5pm. Cheers to Art! Silent art auction fundraiser for Children’s Garden, Thursday, March 21, 6 -9pm, advance tickets $45, $50 at the door, details 804-262-9887 or www.lewisginter.org.
“Share The Dream” Oscar Night in Old Towne Petersburg, Sunday, February 24, union Station, 103 River Street, Old Towne Petersburg, 804-898-2496.
Henrico Humane Society’s Pet Expo, Saturday, February 23, 10am-4pm, The Showplace 3000 Mechanicsville Turnpike, $5-$10, www.henricohumane.org or 804-262-6634.
In celebration of heart month, HCA Virginia “Day of Dance,” a high-energy event featuring heart-healthy dance activities, free health screenings and the opportunity to speak with a doctor or nurse about health concerns. Free and open to the public, Saturday, Feb. 23, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at multiple locations throughout the area including all American Family Fitness Centers, ACAC Southside and Short Pump, Rigby’s Jig Dance Studio and Simply Ballroom Dance Studio. Health screenings will include blood pressure, waist circumference, body mass index and blood glucose. For more information and a complete list of schedules and offerings, visit http://women.hcavirginia.com
Zest Fest, FeedMore’s signature fundraiser, sample dishes from the region’s best chefs, wine tasting, live music, silent and live auctions and raffles – part of the Virginia Wine Expo, Saturday, February 23, 6-10pm, Greater Richmond Convention Center, www.feedmore.org or 804-549-5668.
8th annual ChinaFest, through Sunday, February 24, all films shown at Ukrop Auditorium, The Robins School of Business, University of Richmond, www.therosegroup.org; ChinaFest Family Day, Saturday, February 23, 1-4pm, Virginia Museum of Fine arts, all events free and open to the public.
Opening Reception for The Colors of Life featuring works by Jinx Constine, Daphne Reid and Kidney Recipient Saifur Rahman, Friday, March 1, 5-7:30pm, The Gallery at UNOS, 700 North 4th Street, www.unos.org or 804-782-4630.
Dancing With The Richmond Stars, Friday, March 1, 7pm at VCU Singleton Center, 907 Floyd Ave, www.richmondstars.org or 804-228-5827.
JDRF Gala “Breakfast At Tiffany’s “, Saturday, March 2, 6pm, The Jefferson Hotel, www.jdrf.org/centralvirginia.
Folk singer Judy Collins in concert, Friday, March 1, Camp Concert Hall, UR Modlin Center, www.modlin.richmond.edu or 804-289-8980.
Richmond Symphony Pops Concert with Cuban jazz band Tiempo Libre, Saturday, March 2, 8pm , Carpenter Theatre, Richmond CenterStage, 600 East Grace Street, 804-592-3400, www.ETIX.com.
Twilight Carniball, “Destination Germany” Saturday, March 2, Children’s Museum of Richmond. Saturday, 2626 West Broad Street, Saturday, March 2, 7pm, 804-474-7000.
Barry Manilow in Concert, Thursday, April 25, 7:30pm, at The Richmond Coliseum, www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.