Weekend Events: Jewish Food Festival, dance festival, typhoon benefit, ‘Jersey Boys’
Dancers, singers, performers and entertainers will show their support at a Benefit Concert for the Victims of Typhoon Haiyan, Friday, January 17, 6-9pm. The concert is sponsored by The Filipino American Community, RVA and is at St. Michael’s Church, 4491 Springfield road in Glen Allen. Performers include Bessie Alejandro, Elizabeth Dowfy, Emily Macuno, Alfonzo Morris and Enrico Pobre and others. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling Mila Fat 804-925-7004; Jinky Ebarle 804-405-8450 or Enrico Pobre 804-495-9174.
Jersey Boys is the story of Frankie Valli & The Four Season: Through January 19, 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. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Mega Mentors Fine Art Benefit and Sale, Friday, January 17, 7pm at the Historic Hippodrome Theater, 528 North 2nd Street, details www.megamentors.org.
15th Annual Virginia Dance Festival, a Benefit for Children’s Hospital Foundation, Saturday, January 18, 3 pm & 7pm, at Richmond CenterStage, adults tickets are $15, children ages 3-11 $12, visit www.richmondcenterstage.com or call 800-514-3849.
Join Keneseth Beth Israel for their 7th annual Richmond Jewish Food Festival, at Weinstein Jewish Community Center, 5403 Monument Avenue, Sunday & Monday, January 19 & 20, form 11:30 – 7:30pm. Raffles sold for $1, prizes include a 55″ Smart TV and many other great prizes. Order your food in advance on-line and drive-thru, visit www.richmondjewishfoodfestival.com. Donate blood and get a $5 food voucher, Virginia Blood Services Bloodmobile will be at the WJCC on Sunday, January 19, from 12:30 – 4:30 and Monday, January 20, from 12pm – 3pm. For more details call 804-288-7953 or visit www.richmondjewishfoodfestival.com.
“Be The Dinosaur” travel back more than 65 Million years and discover a lost world filled with dinosaurs, Be The Dinosaur opens January 16 through Sunday, May 11 at the Science Museum of Virginia. For more information visit www.smv.org.
Live Nation presents Maxwell on Tour, Saturday, February 15, 8pm at Richmond’s Landmark Theater, tickets go on sale Friday, January 17, 10am, tickets are $61.50 – $81.50, visit www.etix.com or www.landmarktheater.net or call 800-514-etix.
Freedom Classic Festival, Friday, January 17, Fine Art Benefit & Sale by Mega Mentors, doors open at 7pm, The Hippodrome Theater, 528 North 2nd Street; Sunday, January 19pm, Freedom Classic Game Virginia Union University vs Virginia State University, game time 7pm at Richmond Coliseum, doors open at 4pm, spoken word, bands, visual arts, drumline competition, and college fair. For details visit www.freedomclassicfestival.com or call 804-308-2913.
“Living The Dream” 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Programs: Community Leaders Breakfast, Friday, January 17, 7:30am at Richmond Marriott Hotel, for tickets call 804-257-5814; Community Mass Meeting – Monday, January 20, 10am, Cedar Street Memorial Baptist Church, 2301 Cedar Street; Martin Luther King, Jr. Worship Celebration, January 20, 1pm at Sharon Baptist Church, 22 East Leigh Street, for more information on the Living The Dream programs and events call 804-355-1164 or 804-232-1002.
Richmond Fishing Expo, largest array of tackle, and professionals on hand January 17-19 at Meadow Event Park, 13191 Dawn Boulevard, Doswell, Friday, 10am-8pm, Saturday, 9am – 7pm, Sunday, 10am- 5pm, www.richmondfishingexpo.com.
Richmond Lunar New Year Festival, Lunar New Year of the Horse, Hosted by the Organization of Chinese Americans in Partnership with The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, Sunday, January 19, 10am – 3pm, Parade, kids’ activities, performances, cultural exhibits & food. Wear Asian clothes for a chance to win special prizes. Get more details at www.oca-cvc.org or www.artsglenallen.com.
Last Weekend for RVA on Ice through January 20, the Ice rink is located between 6th and 7th Streets on East Broad Street, adjacent to Richmond CenterStage, Street parking is available as well as paid parking in 7th Street and Marshall Street Lot, 5th Street and Broad Street lot, 5th Street and Marshall Deck (Behind Marriott Hotel); Saturday 12 – 8 pm, Sunday from 12 – 6:00 pm, Monday, 12-8pm. For holiday hours and more information on skate rentals visit www.RVAOnIce.net and www.Facebook.com/RVAOnIce.
LMR – Leadership Metro Richmond Speakers Series 2014, Innovation and Community Leadership, a three-part series for public and nonprofit leaders, January 22, February 19 and March 13, 8am – 11:30am at The Jepson Alumni Center at The University of Richmond, registration at www.lmronline.org.
GRASP – Great Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc. provides free assistance by appointment in completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on January 25 & February 22, 10am – 3pm at The Richmond Public Library, 101 East Franklin Street, to schedule your hour-long appointment visit www.grasp4va.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.