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A List Weekend Events

Friday, November 27

Cirque du Soleil's - Toruk The First Flight, inspired by James Cameron's Avatar, written and directed by Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon, Friday - Sunday at the Richmond Coliseum, Friday 7:30pm, Saturday 4pm & 7:30pm, Sunday 1:30pm & 5pm, details visit http://richmondcoliseum.net/.

Dominion GardenFest of Lights - through January 11, 2016. (Closed December 24 & 25) Nightly 5 – 10 p.m., This year's theme is H2WHOA! Showcases water in all forms. A holiday tradition featuring more than half-a-million twinkling lights, hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, firepit with s’mores and hot chocolate (for purchase); nightly family activities & more. The region’s ultimate holiday extravaganza! A “rain or shine” event; only closed for extreme weather. Tickets are not date specific. More details http://www.lewisginter.org.

Legendary Santa at Children's Museum of Richmond Central (2626 west Broad Street), opens 9am and runs through Christmas Eve. More details at http://www.c-mor.org/legendary-santa.

Friday - Sunday 38th Annual Model Railroad Show at the Science Museum of Virginia. Featuring all the bells and whistles, guests will enjoy unique and traditional model train displays from across the state. Prance with Clydesdales, see a blacksmith in action and take a ride on the Teddy Bear Express! Learn how trains work, conduct experiments, check out special demonstrations and enjoy a holiday weekend filled with fun for the whole family, for more details visit http://www.smv.org/visit/events.

Innsbrook After Hours celebrates its 31st season with a special Black Friday sale. Starting Midnight Friday, November 27th, 2016 General Admission season passes will be available for just $149 for a single ticket and $249 for a pair of tickets.  Preferred Seating season passes will be on sale for just $599 per seat and Reserved Seating passes will be available for $399 per seat.  The Black Friday Season Pass Sale runs through Thursday, December 3 at 11:59PM.  Tickets will be available online at http://www.InnsbrookAfterHours.com or by phone at 804-794-6700.

Treat your kids to some history at the Richmond Railroad Museum, 102 Hull Street, at the foot of Mayo’s bridge.  It is the former Southern Railway passenger station. The Museum will be open from 1pm - 8 pm on this day only. The afternoon and evening gala will feature music by John DeMajo on the keyboard. The museum features a number of interesting exhibits including the restored station master’s office and a real caboose and coal-fired locomotive in the parking lot.  Kids always have a lot of fun climbing around on these cars and pretending they are riding the rails for real.  Also on the tour is a large, complex, HO scale model train layout.  Watching trains operate on this lifelike model is fun for children of all ages. For other hours and details visit odcnrhs.org.

Saturday, November 28

The Snowman with The Richmond Symphony, Union Trust & Trust Lollipops Concert, 11am at Richmond CenterStage's Carpenter Theatre. Pre-concert festival at 10am in Rhythm Hall, face painting, instrument petting Zoo, crafts and more. Adult tickets $17,  children $12, more informaiton http://www.richmondsymphony.com or call 800-514-ETIX.

Cirque du Soleil's - Toruk The First Flight, inspired by James Cameron's Avatar, written and directed by Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon, Friday - Sunday at the Richmond Coliseum, Saturday 4pm & 7:30pm, Sunday 1:30pm & 5pm, details visit http://richmondcoliseum.net/.

Sunday, November 29

Cirque du Soleil's - Toruk The First Flight, inspired by James Cameron's Avatar, written and directed by Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon, Friday - Sunday at the Richmond Coliseum, Sunday 1:30pm & 5pm, details visit http://richmondcoliseum.net//

Monday, November 30

Commonwealth Catholic Charities annual Holiday Festival of Music is Monday, November 30th from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. The festive evening will include traditional carols and a sing-a-long and the VCU Commonwealth Singers, accompanied by the Richmond Symphony. The festive evening benefits the over 40,000 people CCC serves on a yearly basis.  Individual tickets are $40 and can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/commonwealth-catholic-charities-holiday-festival-of-music-24th-annual-christmas-concert-tickets-18842144361 (Tickets will also be available at the door.)

Tuesday, December 1

World AIDS Day is December 1st., Service and program at Church of the Holy Comforter, 4849 Monument Avenue, Tuesday, December 1st at 7:00 p.m.. More details visit http://www.hoco.org/home.html or call 804-355-3251. Save the date for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - the 3rd Annual United Voices program will take place on Sunday, February 7, 2016 from 3:00pm - 5:30 pm at 31st Street Baptist Church. Details http://therenewalprojects.org/.