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WEEKEND Events: City Dance Theatre & Virginia Wine Expo & cancelled Events

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CANCELLED: Richmond Chinese Lunar New Year Festival, sponsored by the Organization of Chinese Americans, Central Virginia Chapter, Event scheduled for February 21, 10am – 3pm at James River High School, Midlothian, has been cancelled. Organizers will announce another date if one is decided upon. Get more details at

Cancelled: The Conversations With Black Veterans program scheduled for Saturday, February 21 from 10am – noon at the Virginia War Memorial has been cancelled due to the forecast weather and cold temperatures. For details call 804-786-2060 or visit

Cancelled: Chesterfield County Public Library Ultimate Cup Soccer Tournament – Girls Weekend: details or Contact: Emily Ward, Special Events and Sports Tourism, Department of Parks and Recreation, or 804-796-7045. For these and other events visit
– visit or call 804-751-CCPL.

Postponed: Elegba Folklore Society African Drum Workshop, African Dance & Cultural Traditions and The Talking Gourd Saturday, scheduled for The February 21st have all been postponed. The African Drum Workshop Classes will resume February 28, open to all, ages 6 – 86. Black History Month Events: Elegba Folklore Society 101 E Broad St, will present The Talking Gourd in Chesterfield on February 28, LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Rd. @10:30am, at Chester Library, 11800 Centre St, Chester @ 2pm and at Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center, on March 7 @ 4pm. This interactive solo presentation works through images, oral histories, music and ceremony to culturally enrich audiences regarding Mother Africa’s global contributions and influence. Details 804-644-3900.

Cancelled: Virginia Hornets Adult Virginia Hornets Try-Outs, scheduled for February 21st at Westover Elementary School is cancelled. Possible new date Saturday February 28, registration 12:45pm, Details visit or call Coach Rome at 804-298-9980.

Other events happening in RVA: The City Dance Theatre of Richmond presents, A Red Carpet Event “A Harlem Night at the Hippodrome” Sunday, February 22nd, 4pm at The Hippodrome Theater, 528 North 2nd Street, Richmond. The 2015 “RVAs Got Talent” winners along with singers, dancers, actors will perform in an evening of fashion, song and dance reliving the days of the Harlem Renaissance and the Historic Cotton Club of New York City. Performers also include a female illusionist, come dressed the part and walk the red carpet and be transported to an era when black art, music, poetry and dance flourished. Tickets are $25, For details call 804-308-2913.

Pack the kids in the cars and head to the Richmond Coliseum for Monster Jam Monster Trucks. Featured trucks Grave Digger, Carolina Crusher, Backwards Bob, Storm Damage, Hurricane Force, among others. Continues Friday 7:30pm, Saturday, 2pm and 7:30pm. Adults tickets $21 – $31, kids $10 – $31. For details visit,_VA/

6th Annual Richmond Bluegrass Jam, Saturday, February 21st, noon to midnight at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen., 30 of the best local bluegrass bands, 4 stages, including one open mic stage, all indoors, food trucks, local craft beer and wine, free admission, donations suggested. Free parking

Virginia Wine Expo, the Nation’s Premier Single-Region Wine & Food Event, through February 22nd at the Greater Richmond Convention Center and nearby Venues. Friday, February 20th, Burger Blast, 5:30-9:30; The Walk Around Grand Tasting, Saturday, February 21st, 10am-6pm and Sunday, February 22nd, 12 -5:30pm, also seminars, cooking classes, Brunch Party, Love Rox Half Marathon, 10K & 5K, get details at

Richmond Ballet presents “Don Quixote” continues Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm at the Carpenter Theatre, 600 East Grace Street. The popular full-length ballet is the beginning of a cultural exchange, the Road to China, with Wang Ye and Ma Xiaodong, principal dancers and guest artists from the National Ballet of China. Tickets start at $20, for more information visit or call 804-592-3400.

City of Richmond Black History Month Event: The City’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities group art exhibit “Isn’t She Lovely” featuring more than twenty prominent African-American artists at the Pine Camp Arts and Community Center, 4901 Old Brook Road. The Multimedia exhibition opens Friday, February 13th with a public reception from 6:30 – 8:30pm and the exhibit includes photographs, paintings, quilts, sculpture, masks and more. For details visit or call 804-646-6722.

On Sale – Legendary performer Bob Dylan at the Altria Theater for one night only, Bob Dylan and His Band performs Sunday, April 12, 8pm at the Altria Theater. Tickets are $47 – $77, or call 800-514-3849.

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