The 3rd annual Dancing with the Richmond Stars is set for Friday, March 1, 7pm at W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts. Ten local celebrities have been chosen for a friendly dance competition to benefit the Traumatic Brian Injury and Concussion Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. Kat Simons of Lite 98 has emcee duties and a panel of celebrity judges will have the task of selecting the winner. To see who the other Richmond Dancers are and to purchase tickets log onto www.richmondstars.org.
Other Events: 14th annual Virginia Dance Festival, featuring over 400 dancers, Saturday, March 2, 3pm & 7pm presented by the Jessica Morgan School of Dance at St. Benedictine Theater, 12829 River Road, Goochland location, tickets at the door – adults $12, children 3-11 years old $10.
Richmond Flying Squirrels 2013 Fan Fest & Camp Expo is Saturday, March 2, from 9am to noon at the Diamond and Fans will be able to purchase individual tickets for the Squirrels 2013 season starting at 9am. Single tickets will be available on-line www.SquirrelsBaseball.com and over the phone 804-359-FUNN (3866) starting at 10am. The free event will have live music, inflatables, live performances, petting zoo, Nutzyville Kids Zone, 14 summer camp areas, and the first 100 people in line will get a chance to win an iPad mini and other FUNN prizes.
Charlottesville Ballet original children’s ballet “A Fairy Tale Gathering” debuts in Richmond Saturday, March 2, 1:30pm & 4pm at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, adults $15, children $10, www.CharlottesvilleBallet.org or 434-227-7592.
CARITAS Indoor Yard Sale, Friday March 1, 10am-4pm, Saturday, March 2, 9am-1pm, 1125 East Commerce Road, www.caritasva.org.
Richmond International Film Festival, (RIFF/THE MIX) February 28 – March 2 at the Historic Byrd Theater, film screenings, industry panels, Q & A’s, live music, and entertainment mixers bring the spirit of Hollywood to Richmond, information www.richmondfilmfestival.com.
VUU’s Center for the Study of the Urban Child 1st annual Urban Child Symposium, “It Does Take a Village” Friday, March 1, 9am-4pm, Richmond Police Department Training Academy, 1202 West Graham Road, 804-505-0083.
An Evening of A Cappella, featuring the Greater Richmond Chorus, Friday, March 1, 7pm Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, $12, www.artsglenallen.com or 804-261-ARTS (2787).
Shop for the Cure, benefiting The Pink Tie Gala, Sunday, March 3, 2-5pm, Hyatt Place, Chester, 13148 Kingston Avenue, Chester, www.facebook.com/events/359134577533226.
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; 13th annual Kids Carniball – Destination Germany, Saturday, March 9, 10am-4pm, CMoR Central, www.c-mor.org or 804-474-7000.
Uncover History at Eppington Plantation, 14602 Eppes Falls Road, Chesterfield, Saturday, March 2, tour 10-11am, geocaches – scavenger hunt 2-4pm, registration required 804-748-1623 or call for more info 804-751-4946.
Raise the Roof, An Exhibit about Buildings, at the Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 West Broad Street, www.smv.org or 804-864-1400.
Royal Productions 37th annual Richmond Home and Garden Show, March 1-3, Friday, 12-8pm, Saturday, 10am-7pm, Sunday, 10am-5pm, Richmond Raceway Complex, www.richmondhomeandgarden.com.
Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam Thunder Nationals, March 1-2, Richmond Coliseum, www.ticketmaster.com.
Future Events: Radio One Transformation Expo, featuring gospel greats Israel Houghton & New Breed, Charles Jenkins, Isaac Carree, Tye Tribbett, Alvin Darling, Troy Sneed and many more, Saturday, March 9, Greater Richmond Convention Center, advance tickets $18, www.etix.com or www.praiserichmond.com.
Virginia Opera, A Streetcar Named Desire, March 8 & 10, Carpenter Theater at Richmond CenterStage, www.etix.com or 800-514-3849.
Universoul Circus, March 12-17, Richmond Raceway Complex, www.ticketmaster.com.
Shamrock The Block, Saturday, March 16, noon-6pm, St. Patrick’s Day Party, www.shamrocktheblock.com.
28th Annual Church Hill Irish Festival, Saturday & Sunday, March 23 & 24, www.churchhillirishfestival.com.
31st Annual Norfolk Jazz Festival, Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk, Friday, July 19 -21, Friday, Kirk Whalum, Rick Braun & Norman Brown; Saturday, Jonathan Butler, Shelia E & Elan Trotman appearing as Souls of Summer; Sunday, The Jae Sinnett Trio & Stanley Jordan, www.festevents.org or 757-441-2345.
Virginia War Memorial 5K Run/Walk to Remember Saturday, April 6, 8am, www.vawarmemorial.org.
Friday Cheers, May 3 – June 28, Brown’s Island, www.venturerichmond.com.