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Weekend Events: Book of Mormon, Monster Jam & More

February 9 – 12

Richmond Ballet “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Based on a play by William Shakespeare, this production features the Richmond Symphony and Richmond Chorus. It’s a tale of love, both lost and found, sprinkled with a clever brand of mischief. A Midsummer Night’s Dream plays at the Carpenter Theater at Dominion Arts Center, February 10th – 12th, 600 East Grace St. Richmond, Friday, 7:00 pm, Saturday, 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm and Sunday, 2:00 pm. Tickets start at $20.00. Tickets are available at Richmond Ballet Box Office, by phone at 1.804-514-3849, or online at Etix.com. More information at http://www.richmondballet.com/.

The Monster Jam Triple Threat Series

Richmond Coliseum Friday 7 pm, Saturday 1 pm &  7 pm, Pit parties 10:30 am & noon.  Pit parties gives fans the opportunity to meet the Monster Jam athletes and get up close to the Monster Jam trucks. Pit Passes are available for $10 at the arena box office. This Monster Jam Series features Monster Jam Speedsters, Monster Jam ATVs and the famous Monster Jam trucks. Tickets start at $15. Tickets are available by calling 800-745-3000, at TicketMaster.com, and the Richmond Coliseum’s sweetFrog Box Office. www.MonsterJam.com.

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, nine-time Tony Award winning Best Musical from the creators of South Park returns to Richmond for a limited engagement through Sunday at Altria Theater as part of the Broadway In Richmond 2016 – 2017 season. The show is offering a pre-show lottery at the box office with a limited number of tickets available for $25 each. Tickets are available at Altria Theater and Dominion Arts Center box offices, by visiting www.BroadwayInRichmond.com or by calling 1 800-514-3849.

Saturday February 11, 10 am–5 pm

ChinaFest at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – A family affair at the VMFA celebrating the Lunar New Year and the Chinese Year of the Fire Rooster. Explore Chinese art and culture through art activities, collaborative events, demonstrations and performances by Yu Dance, The Pride: Lion Dance at UVA, Lion Dance at VCU, and Wushu martial arts and more. The event is free and open to the public, For more information visit

https://vmfa.museum/calendar/events/chinafest-year-fire-rooster/.

February is Black History Month and brings with it the opportunity to view a documentary by Independent Filmmaker Cameron Harris, ‘In Our Words.’ Harris’s powerful documentary explores the issue of what it’s like to be black, in America, and in this current world. ‘In Our Words’ premieres Saturday, February 11th, and will be featured again on Feb. 18th and 25th at the Bowtie Cinema on North Boulevard. Screenings at 10 am. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/INOURWORDS1/.

February 10 – 12

The East Coast’s biggest and largest, Rod & Custom Show at Meadow Event Park – Farm Bureau Center, 13111 Dawn Boulevard, Doswell. Tickets adults & teens $15, children 6 – 12 $5. Friday noon – 9 pm, Saturday 8 am – 9 pm, Sunday 8 am – 6 pm, trophy presentation at 5:30 pm.

Friday & Saturday

The Exclusive Blacklist is a celebration and opportunity to meet African-American winemakers and enjoy wines from some of the top wine producing regions in the world. Some on the list include Shoe Crazy, Mouton Noir, Flo Brands, Heritage Link Brands, Brown Estates, and Serendipity Wines. Friday, February 10, 7pm at the Black History Museum. Saturday, February 11, 8pm, “An Evening with James ‘Saxsmo’ Gates” at The Gottwald Playhouse at CenterStage. Be a part of history as Saxsmo makes his debut performance of his new single “Together We Can Make It”. For details visit http://thevinewineclub.com/ or call 804-993-4130.

Tickets on Sale Friday, February 10, 10 am

Music icon Charlie Wilson’s “IN IT TO WIN IT” Tour featuring Fantasia & Johnny Gill for an All White Attire Concert, hits the Richmond Coliseum Saturday, April 1 – 7 pm. Pre-sale tickets are available Wednesday and Thursday Feb. 8-9 and the general on sale ticket date is Friday, Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. at ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at (800) 745-3000 or at the sweetFrog Richmond Coliseum Box Office. Tickets are $112.00, $99.50, $89.50, $79.50. For information on pre-sale tickets, VIP packages or to purchase tickets visit charliewilsonmusic.com.