Weekend Events: Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K, French Film Fest and more!
Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K presented by Martin’s is Saturday March 29, Anthem Health & Fitness Expo & Packet Pick-up Thursday 11am – 9pm, Friday, 11am – 6pm at Arthur Ashe Center, Saturday, Virginia 529 Kids Run 8am, Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K 8:30 in waves at Broad and Harrison Streets. Click for more details and to register.
22nd annual French Film Festival, The 22nd annual French Film Festival considered the largest French Film Festival in the nation kicks off in Richmond Thursday, March 27 and runs to Sunday, March 30 at the Historic Byrd Theatre, sponsored by Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Richmond. More than 40 feature and short films from France will be presented by their directors and actors. All films will have English subtitles. More information will be given on the donation of seats from the Cannes Film Festival to the Byrd Theatre. For more information and tickets visit http://frenchfilmfestival.us/ or 804-827-FILM.
The Rat Pack Is Back! What Happens In Vegas, All Started with The Rat Pack, features uncanny vocal recreations, humor and a live 12-piece orchestra that will take audiences down memory lane of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, jr., Dean Martin and Joey Bishop. Show times March 28- 29, Friday 8pm, Saturday 2 pm & 8pm at Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, for tickets visit http://www.richmondcenterstage.com/events.
Taking a Stand for Diabetes Fundraiser (vendor and craft show), Saturday, March 29, 10am – 3pm, at the Sandston Moose Lodge, 4505 Oakleys Lane, raffles, prizes, food and a Kid Zone, donation suggested.
Commonwealth Catholic Charities fundraiser “Carnevale Ball” A Night in Venice, Saturday, March 29, 6pm in the Ballroom of the Westin Hotel, 6631 West Broad Street, tickets are $90, details https://www.cccofva.org/cball.html.
Reel Abilities Film Festival, at venues that include the Weinstein JCC, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, The Byrd Theatre, Spirited Art and the Larrick Student Center on VCU Medical Center’s MCV Campus, for details visit 804-545-8608 or richmond.reelabilities.org.
Richmond Muscle Walk, presented by MED, Inc. and James River Home Health, is Sunday, March 30, 1pm at the Diamond. To register visit http://www.musclewalkmda.org/richmond or call the local MDA office at 804-285-2961.
The American Civil War Museum, the Virginia War Memorial and WCVE PBS presents a special screening of “Civil War: The Untold Story,” Sunday March 30, 2 pm in the VMI Alumni Hall of Honor at the Virginia War Memorial. The five-hour documentary series examines the war through the lens of the Western Theater. Narrated by Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey), the five-part series is set to premiere nationally on public TV stations beginning in April. The series will air on WCVE PBS in Richmond on Mondays at 10 pm, beginning April 14. Details http://www.moc.org/untold-story or call 804-649-1861, ext. 141.
Live at The Hippodrome, Lyric Ave Variety Show, Spring Cleaning, Saturday, March 29, 526 North 2nd Street, featuring Chari Brown, Larie, James Lawson and the cast. Advance tickets $15, at the door $25, for details visit http://www.thelyricaveshow.com.
Elon University Gospel Choir, at Riverview Baptist Church, 2604 Idlewood Avenue, Friday, March 28, 7pm, free.
Pharaoh Souls Motorcycle Club 9th Anniversary Party to benefit the youth of the Tri-Cities, Saturday, March 29, 9pm – 2am at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, DJ Lonnie B, raffles drawing every half hour, tickets $20, includes drawing for a 55 inch TV, cash bar, for more information call 804-731-4307.
Comedian Mike Epps 2014 “After Dark Tour”, Saturday, March 29, 8pm, tickets and more information visit http://www.LandmarkTheater.net.
Future Events: American Heart Association Tied to be Fit, National Walking Day, Wednesday, April 2, 3 – 6pm, Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Camp, 2401 West Leigh Street, register your company or community for this free event 804-965-6552.
KLM Scholarship Foundation presents the 6th annual Black & White Affair, Saturday, April 5, 8pm – 12am, at the Children’s Museum of Richmond, 2626 West Broad Street, benefits book scholarship, music by DJ Flava, your host CBS 6 & Radio -One KISS fm’s Antoinette Essa. Tickets $30 in advance, for details visit http://www.theblackandwhiteaffair.com/.
The Thirty-first Street Baptist Church presents a Pre-Centennial Concert, A Musical Extravaganza by the Virginia State University Gospel Chorale, Sunday, April 6, 3pm at Thurty-first Street Baptist Church, 823 North 31st Street, details www.31sbe.org or 804-226-0150.
24th annual UMOJA Festival Portsmouth, May 23-25, featuring Heatwave, Forte Jazz Band, Chaka Kahn, Tony! Toni! Tone! and more, at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion & Festival Park, details http://umojafestportsmouth.com/.
Daryl Hall & John Oates, Ntelos Wireless Pavilion, Portsmouth, Tuesday, June 17, doors open 7pm, show 8pm, Pre-sale Thursday, March 27, 10am, on sale Friday, March 28, 10am, 757-383-8181 or http://www.pavilionconcerts.com/.
47th Annual Hampton Jazz Festival, June 27 – 29, featuring Charlie Wilson, The O’Jays, Chak Kahn, Spyro Hyra, Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Babyface & Toni Braxton, Richard Elliott and many more. Information http://www.HamptonJazzFestival.com and or http://www.ticketmaster.com/.
Johnny Newman Camps, Make Room for Dad, Fatherhood Skills and Drills Basketball Camp, Saturday, April 5, 9am – 4pm, at the Stuart C. Siegel Center, 1200 West Broad Street, registration open, http://www.johnnynewmancamps.com/.