Weekend Events: ‘Jersey Boys,’ Adopt Haiti Project, ‘Legend of the Poinsettia’
Adopt Haiti Project is sponsoring “Remembering Haiti Forum” is Saturday, January 11, 5pm at the SunTrust Building, 919 East Main Street, Richmond. It event is an annual forum to commemorate the progress that Haiti has made since the 2010 Earthquake. The forum features Haitian Speaker Cleve Mesidor, a former Obama Administration Presidential Appointee as well as other speakers and information. The public is invited to hear and share ideas on how to support Haiti and Adopt Haiti Project. For more information and to support The Adopt Haiti Project visit www.adopthaitiproject.org.
Jersey Boys is the story of Frankie Valli & The Four Season: it’s a look into how a group of blue-collar Jersey boys from the wrong side of the tracks became of one of the biggest American Pop music sensations of all time. They wrote all their songs, invented their own sounds and sold over 175 Million records world-wide, and they did it all before they were thirty. Tickets are $43 plus fees, can be purchased at the Landmark Theater & Richmond CenterStage Box Offices, online at www.BroadwayInRichmond.com or by phone 800-514-3849. For more information visit Jersey Boys at www.JerseyBoysTour.com. Jersey Boys is a part of The Broadway In Richmond series presented in Richmond by Jam Theatricals.
The Latin Ballet of Virginia celebrates its 14th Anniversary of performing The Legend of the Poinsettia. The story is based on the Mexican legend about a young girl who discovers the true spirit of giving. Because little Maria is poor and can’t offer a material gift, she picks a handful of weeds that magically turns into crimson flowers and so the legend was born of giving Poinsettias during the holidays. Performances are Thursday through Sunday, 10:30 am & 7:30pm Thursday & Friday; 3pm & 7:30pm Saturday and 3pm Sunday at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Tickets are $15 children, students, seniors and military and $20 for adults. To learn more about Latin Ballet classes and performances, visit www.latinballet.com or call 804-356-3876.
The Gallery at UNOS, “Within Me, featuring work by Artist Monica Rao & Photographer Sonja Moore, Friday, January 10, 5 – 7:30pm, 700 North 4th Street, free parking, open to the public, gallery hours Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm, www.unos.org.
10th Annual Jugestazo Toy-distribution event held Saturday, January 11, form 1 – 4 pm at L.C. Byrd High School, Courthouse Road, Chesterfield, all children are eligible to receive a toy for information call 804-646-0145 or 804-796-7085.
Marriage/Singles Success Workshop, Saturday, January 11, 1 – 5pm at Trinity Family Life Center, 3601 Dill Road, dinner break 5 – 7pm, finale family line dance from 7 – 11pm, advance tickets $10, at the door $15, for more information call 804-592-6057.
Gardenfest of Lights, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, thousands of lights on display, showing nightly from 5 -10pm, through January 13, www.lewisginter.org.
Mega Mentors Fine Art Benefit and Sale, Friday, January 17, 7pm at the Historic Hippodrome Theater, 528 North 2nd Street, details www.megamentors.org.
Coming to the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage Grammy Award-winning South African a cappella group “Ladysmith Black Mambazo” Sunday, January 26, 8pm, for tickets and times visit www.richmondcenterstage.com, www.etix.com or 800-514-3849.
Cornell University Glee Club and The Hangovers, performs Wednesday, January 15, 7pm at Reveille United Methodist Church, 4200 Cary Street Road, Richmond, the concert is free and open to the public, for more information visit www.gleeclub.com or www.ReveilleUMC.org.