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Weekend Events: Ringling Bros. Xtreme Circus, Shamrock The Block, Virginia Auto Show and more

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Weekend Events

Weekend Events

Thursday, March 10

Ringling Bros & Barnum & Bailey Xtreme Circus Thursday - Sunday at Richmond Coliseum. All Access Pre-show starts an hour before the show, meet performers, get autographs, take photos and enter to win a one-of-a-kind Pachyderm Painting. For tickets and more information call 800-745-3000 or 804-592-3401.

3rd annual Projekt for Progress, from 6-10pm and features silent auction, raffles, and performance by DJ Williams Projekt. The event is a fundraiser for the African Community Exchange, with their primary project is the development of The Ann Sandell Independent School in Liberia, K-9th grade, a model elementary school program for underprivileged youth. For more on the ACE and event visit www.aceliberia.org. Tickets are $20 at the door.

Diaper Drive in March - for Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Families First, all Chesterfield County Public Libraries will collect unopened packages of diapers during regular business hours. For library locations and hours, visit http://library.chesterfield.gov/ccpllocations/ or call 804-751-CCPL.

Saturday, March 12

A free weekend of some of Richmond’s historic sites - Time Travelers, Saturday & Sunday, featuring fourteen Historic sites, that include Agecroft Hall, The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, Chesterfield County Museum, Chimborazo Medical Museum, Dabbs House Museum, The John Marshall House, Magnolia Grange House Museum, Maymont, Meadow Farm Museum, Museum & White House of the Confederacy, Poe Museum, The 1812 Wickham House, The Valentine First Freedom Center and Wilton House Museum – will offer complimentary admission to visitors who show a Time Travelers Passport, available via download from any website of participating attractions. For more information visit http://www.thevalentine.org/firstfreedomcenter#.

3rd annual K-9 Veterans Day at Virginia War Memorial, 10am-1pm, 621 South Belvidere Street, Keynote speaker The Honorable Buddy Fowler, Jr. Member, Virginia House of Delegates. For more details visit www.vawarmemorial.org.

St. Patrick's Day Celebration -  St. Paddy's Palooza presented by Innsbrook Foundation and benefits St. Baldrick's Foundation, funding research to find cures for childhood cancers. Event is 11am - 5pm, features live music and entertainment, kids zone activities, food, and adult beverages at Innsbrook Pavilion & Lake Shore Commons Building, 4901 & 4951 Lake Brook Drive, Glen Allen. Details visit http://www.innsbrook.com/innsbrook-foundation.

Ephesus SDA Pathfinders Club "Stop The Violence Parade"  at 3pm starting at the 7 Eleven on Harwood And Jefferson Davis Hillside court and on March 19, 4pm in the Mosby Court area. Sponsored by The Ephesus Drumline & Richmond Police Department.

GhanaFest - Taste of Ghana, Enjoy delicious catered Ghanaian cuisine, live high-life music, dance and other cultural displays. Saturday & Sunday,  11am to 9pm, Richmond International Raceway, Old Dominion Building, 600 E. Laburnum Avenue, free and open to the public. Food and merchandise is for sale. VIP admission $20, includes front Seats , Fine Dining with cash bar, more details www.ghanafest.net.

Shamrock The Block St. Patrick's Day Celebrations 11am - 5pm on the Boulevard from Leigh to Broad Streets.  Music, food & beverages for sale, children's activities, free pay as you go. Details www.shamrocktheblock.com.

Shockoe Bottom 'Blarney Bash' at the 17th Street Farmer’s Market! A day filled with Irish Traditions in a family-friendly, neighborhood setting!  Festivities start at 11am go until 5 PM. Free, pay as you go. Get more information from the Facebook page.

Craftsmen's Spring Classic Art & Craft Festival, Friday-Sunday, Richmond Raceway Complex, Friday 10-8, Saturday 10-6, Sunday, 11 -5.

Children's Museum of Richmond - Kids' Carniball, Twilight Carniball - March 19 at CMOR, details www.ChildrensMuseumofRichmond.org.

Sunday, March 13

The final days of "RODIN” Evolution of  Genius at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The collection, 200 of Rodin’s work includes Plaster, Bronze, Marble and Paper. Runs through Monday, March 13. For details visit https://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/auguste-rodin/.

Through March 13

Ringling Bros & Barnum & Bailey Xtreme Circus Thursday - Sunday at Richmond Coliseum. All Access Pre-show starts an hour before the show, meet performers, get autographs, take photos and enter to win a one-of-a-kind Pachyderm Painting. For tickets and more information call 800-745-3000 or 804-592-3401.

Virginia Motor Trend International Auto Show Friday - Sunday at The Greater Richmond Convention Center, a close up look at the latest cars, crossovers, SUVs, trucks and dupont Registry Live, a rare collection of ultra high-end luxury and exotic vehicles. Show hours are 10am-7pm Friday & Saturday and 10am - 5pm Sunday. For more details visit www.VirginiaAutoShow.com. Tickets $10 for adults, $5 seniors 62 & older and military and $3 children ages 7-12, children 6 and under admitted free with an adult.

Girls For A Change presents Date with Dad Weekend featuring Tom Joyner, host of the nationally syndicated “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” and actor Malik Yoba, of the FOX-TV series “Empire” and the 90's drama “New York Undercover,” joins Richmond native Chad L. Coleman, of “The Walking Dead,” at the 2016 Date With Dad Weekend, For details www.girlsforachange.org/dwdpartnership.  Proceeds from Date With Dad Weekend will go toward Girls For A Change’s Camp Diva Scholarship fund, More information about Date With Dad Weekend, March 11-13, www.datewithdadweekend.org.

Future Events:

9th Annual Richmond Transformation Expo, Saturday, March 19, at The Greater Richmond Convention Center, doors open at 11am, event starts at noon. Features world-renowned inspirational speaker Iyanla Vanzant and performances by Grammy Nominated Marvin Sapp and others. Tickets $33, details at www.praiserichmond.com or call 804-672-9299.

Church Hill Irish Festival, March 19 & 20, 25th & East Broad Streets, Two days of music, Irish dancing, bagpipes, kids’ activities and fun.  “Irish lasagna” from the Ladies of St. Patrick’s, fish and chips from Rare Olde Times, vendors, adult beverages and Irish coffee. Saturday 10 am- 7 ppm and Sunday 10am-6 pm, $5 donation.  Details at http://www.churchhillirishfestival.com/.

24th annual French Film Festival March 31-April 3rd, Byrd Theatre, details www.frenchfilmfestival.us or call 804-827-FILM.

4th Annual TEDxRVA 2016 "Artful" Friday, April 8, 9am - 5pm at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage.  For more information visit http://tedxrva.com/.

RVA East End Festival, May 6-8, Chimborazo Park, Church Hill, features No BS! Brass Band, Vocalist Desiree Roots and the Richmond Symphony, for more information visit http://www.rvaeastendfest.com/ or call 804-788-4717.

Celebrate Jackson Ward: Past, Present and Future May 20-22, in Abner Clay Park, features three days of performances anchored by the Richmond Symphony with Virginia Repertory Theatre, Richmond Jazz Society and Elegba Folklore Society https://www.richmondsymphony.com/education-engagement/celebrate-jackson-ward/ or call 804-788-4717.

Hampton Jazz Festival, June 24 -26, featuring Gladys Knight, Tromnone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Michael McDonald, Leela James, New Edition, Babyface, Charlie Wilson, Boney James, www.HamptonJazzFestival.com.

Universoul circus, March 16-27, at Richmond Raceway Complex matinée and evening performances, www.universoulcircus.com or call 800-754-3000.

Central Virginia Food Truck Rodeo, Virginia Crafts Beers & Wine, Arts & Crafts, music & vendors at Chesterfield Towne Center, March 20, 12-6pm, for details visit http://centralvirginiafoodtruckrodeo.com/.

"Back To The Band" Concert featuring The Legendary Soul Man Roy C, Richmond's favorite Band KATZ Band, music by DJ's Mr. G, and DJ D, and Emcee CBS 6's Antoinette Essa, Saturday, March 26 9pm - 2am at Diversity Center, 1407 Sherwood Avenue, Richmond, Advance tickets $25, for tickets and more information call 804-986-2902 or 804-640-6103.

The Latin Ballet of Virginia collaborates with the Richmond CenterStage Foundation and The Edgar Allen Poe Museum, for a world premiere of POEMAS, a dance theatre production inspired by the life and poetry of Edgar Allan Poe, Alfonsina Storni, Pablo Neruda and Federico Garcia Lorca.

March 17-18 at Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse (Dominion Arts Center formerly Richmond CenterStage)
March 19-20 at The Edgar Allan Poe Museum, tickets at https://latinballet.com/performances/get-tickets/ or through The Edgar Allan Poe Museum at https://www.poemuseum.org/events.php. $20 Adults | $15 Students & Seniors | $10 Groups and Field trips, FREE for Children 6 years old and under.