Weekend Events: Church Hill Irish Festival, Richmond Bluegrass Jam and more

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Friday, March 18

Tickets on Sale Friday at 10am for the Legends of Hip Hop featuring Ja Rule, Kin 'n Play, Dough E Fresh, big Daddy Kane, Rob Base, Chubb Rock, concert is Saturday, May 7th at the Richmond Coliseum. Also on sale Kat Williams April 8, 8pm. For details log onto http://richmondcoliseum.net/.

Saturday, March  17- 20

POSTPONED to April 3nd: The Virginia Museum of Radio & Concert Entertainment’s (VMRCE) 4th Central Virginia Food Truck Rodeo originally scheduled to take place at Chesterfield Towne Center Sunday, March 20th, has been postponed and rescheduled for Saturday April 2nd 12pm-6pm.  The event location and all other elements will remain the same for the April 2nd date.  Admission is free.  Food and beverage are pay-as-you-go. For more information on the Central Virginia Food Truck Rodeo visit www.centralvirginiafoodtruckrodeo.com.

The Latin Ballet of Virginia POEMAS - March 20, 3pm performance has been CANCELLED. "Due to the inclement weather expected to hit our area on Sunday, we are having to cancel our outdoor performance at the Edgar Allen Poe Museum" says Ana Ines King & Ana Patricia Nuckols of the Latin Ballet of Virginia. 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). Get more information for other performances 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.

9th Annual Richmond Transformation Expo, Saturday at The Greater Richmond Convention Center, Saturday, 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, Saturday & Sunday, 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/.

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

Forest Hill Neighborhood Association 5K Run for the Hills, 9am, packet pick up Friday from 5:30-7pm, Saturday from 8am - 8:45am. For more information visit http://www.foresthillneighborhood.com

Richmond Symphony Music Director Steven Smith,  a Legacy of Music Gala Event, honoring the musicians of the Richmond Symphony, Saturday, 6:30pm -10pm at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Cochrane Atrium, 200 North Boulevard. Details 804-788-4717 Ext. 113.

7th Annual Richmond Bluegrass Jam, Saturday from noon - midnight at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen ALlen. Benefits The Richmond Fisher House, a home-away-from home for military families while their soldiers and veterans are being taken care of at McGuire Veterans Medical Center.  For more information visit https://richmondfisherhouse.org/ and for details on the event visit http://www.rvabluegrassjam.com/.

Ugandan Kids Choir, a group of ten talented Ugandan children will perform at the Abundant Life Church of Christ, 3300 Neale Street, Sunday at 10am, for more information www.childrenworldwide.org/choir or call 804-329-2522 ext. 201.


Weekend Events

Weekend Events

Future Events

March 21, 1pm - 5pm Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia, Inc. Fair Housing Accessibility Training on Design and Construction Accessibility Requirements at the Virginia War Memorial, 621 South Belvidere Street. For details call 804-840-7582 or visit homeofva.org/designandconstruction.

The Richmond Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theata Sorority, Inc. Economic Development Committee - Entrepreneurship Series Wednesdays,  March 23 - May 11, 6pm - 7:30pm at SunTrust Bank (Lobby Conference Room) 919 East Main Street Register by calling the MBL at 804-649-7473 reference the Delta Entrepreneurship Series, deadline is March  17. Details at http://thembl.org/.

"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.

Dominion Family Easter at Maymont, Saturday 10am-3pm on the Carriage House Lawn, activities include Eggtivity Zone - Easter Egg Hunts, no longer timed hunts, Hoppin' Fun Zone - inflatables, crafts, temporary tattoos, face painting, bonnet and Boa making, activity pass $10, details  https://maymont.org/experiences/annual-events/dominion-family-easter/.

Spring Weekend with Peter Rabbit, March 26 & 27, Peter Rabbit greets visitors and poses for photographs, concert by the Richmond Concert Band on the lawn at Bloemendaal House Saturday, Sunday brunch in the Tea House, for reservations call 804-262-9887 ext. 329. A Million Blooms March 26 - June 1, daily 9am - 5pm.  Details at http://www.lewisginter.org/.

Easter on Parade, Sunday, March 27, activities from 1-5pm on blocks between Allen and Davis Avenues. Pet Bonnet and people Bonnet Showcases at 3 & 4pm on the Zayde R. Dotts Main Stage at Allen Avenue. For details www.venturerichmond.com.

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

KLM Foundation's 8th annual Black & White Affair, Saturday, April 2, 7pm -11pm, at the Science Museum of Virginia, Heavy Hors D'oeuvres, gaming, raffles and prizes. Food served from 7pm - 8:30pm, music by DJ Flava hosted by Shelby Brown, for tickets visit http://www.theblackandwhiteaffair.com/ or http://www.klmfoundation.org/.

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, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Michael McDonald, Leela James, New Edition, Babyface, Charlie Wilson, Boney James, www.HamptonJazzFestival.com.

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