Weekend Events: Circus, Richmond International Film Festival and more

SCENIC: Jefferson Hill Park in Union Hill

You can also find a complete list of events in our Richmond events calendar on WTVR.com. [Click here to add an event to our calendar]

143rd Edition of the Greatest Show on Earth – Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Built To Amaze! at the Richmond Coliseum, February 28, 3pm & 7pm, Saturday & Sunday, March 1 & 2, 11am, 3pm, 7pm. All Access Pre-show begins 1 hours before showtime, see animals and performer up close, get autographs, try on costumes and enjoy the Circus fun, for more information visit www.richmondcoliseum.net.

5th Annual Scottish Rite Friends Dinner & Auction, Saturday, March 1, at the Double Tree by Hilton, 1021 Koger Boulevard, North Chesterfield, door s open & Silent Auction at 4:30pm dinner served 6pm, benefits Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center, tickets are $50, for details call 804-920-6986. For more information on the Scottish Rite Temple of Richmond or Childhood Language Center visit http://www.richmondscottishrite.org/ or www.childspeech.org.

Richmond International Film Festival, Thursday, February 27 through Sunday, March 2, http://rvafilmfestival.com. At several venues: The Virginia Historical Society, The Hippodrome, The Byrd Theater, and other venues, On Sunday, 1pm, at The  Virginia Historical Society, the film: UNBELIEVABLE IS BELIEVABLE HERE,  The documentary covers the historic journey of the Virginia Commonwealth University men’s basketball team through the 2011 NCAA basketball tournament.

The Virginia Historical Society “Virginia Voices”  debuts in fall 2014, the VHS urges Virginians to submit their short videos to www.virginiavoices.org, it is a 25-minute short made up of crowdsourced video that will be filmed and submitted by regular people,  www.vahistorical.org or call 804-358-4901.

Richmond Flying Squirrels annual Fan Fest and Camp Expo, Saturday, March 2, 9am – 12pm. The first 100 people in line will have a chance to win an iPad Mini and tickets to the Squirrels exclusive Kings Dominion event on April 12, Individual ticket sale on sale 9am at the Diamond, 10am online and by phone. Details at www.squirrelsbaseball.com or 804-359-FUNN (3866)

Virginia Union University Department of Languages & Literature presents The Sankofa Film Festival, continues Friday, February 28 “Slavery By Another Name”, films shown at L. Douglas Wilder Library Media Center (on the campus of VUU) 1500 North Lombardy Street, for more information call 804-257-5635. Free parking.

Children’s Museum of Richmond, Central Location, Richmond Twilight Carniball 2014, Destination South Pacific Saturday, March 1, 7pm, Klaxton Brown performs and a special auction of unique experiences from the museum; 14th annual Kids Carniball, Saturday, March 8, 10am-4pm, details on events www.c-mor.org or call 804-474-7000.

 14th annual Holton Hustle 5K Fest, promoting health and physical fitness  in youth and the community, Saturday, March 1, 9am- 1pm at Holton Elementary School, run, walk, stroll or jog, registration line or day of race at Linwood Holton Elementary School, for details www.holtonhustle5K.org.

38th annual Richmond Home and Garden Show, February 28- March 2, Friday, 12 – 8pm. Saturday, 10am – 7pm, Sunday, 10am – 5pm, at Richmond Raceway Complex, for details www.richmondhomeandgarden.com.

Shostakovich Symphony No. 10, The Richmond Symphony and Guest Artist Anne Akiko Meters, will perform the Virginia debut of contemporary composer Mason Bates’ Violin Concerto, Saturday, March 1 at 8pm and Sunday, March 2 at 3pm, at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CentreStage, tickets start at $10 online www.richmondsymphony.com or 800-514-ETIX.

Future Events: RVA Gives Back, Alica’s Salon Presents, A Masquerade Event for Massey Cancer Center, Monday, March 10 from 7pm to 12am at the Historic Hippodrome, 528 North 2nd Street, featuring celebrity bartenders, dancing, silent auction and hosted by Shelly Perkins and Q94’s Jackson.

7th Annual Transformation Expo, Radio One Richmond WPZZ Praise 104.7, Saturday, March 8, doors open 11am at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, featuring Tasha Cobbs, Fred Hammond, Deitrick Haddon, John P. Kee, Erica Campbell & Wess Morgan, tickets $30 plus fees for more details visit www.praiserichmond.com.

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