Weekend Events: ⚽Kickers Home Opener, ‘The Book of Mormon,’ Kings Dominion, wine tasting and silent auction

Richmond Kickers Home Opener
Saturday (March 30) 5 p.m.
City Stadium (3201 Maplewood Ave, Richmond, VA 23221)

The Richmond Kickers take on the Lansing Ignite FC for their 27th Season Opener Saturday afternoon at City Stadium. Gates open at 3:30 p.m. and the game begins at 5 p.m. PM, game starts at 5 p.m.

WTVR will also air the Richmond Kickers Season Opener starting at 5 p.m. on CBS 6!

"Soccer Saturdays comprise the majority of the Kickers regular season home schedule, with 13 of 14 matches taking place on Saturdays," officials said. "The one mid-week exception falls on Wednesday, October 2. Two matches, including the home opener on March 30, will kick off at 5:00 p.m. with the remainder of matches beginning at 7 p.m."

Click here to purchase tickets. Children three and under do not require a ticket, but kids ages 4 and over must have a ticket.

Parking at City Stadium is $5 per event and cash only. You can pre-purchase parking for the entire season for only $35 (plus fees). A number of bicycle racks are also available at City Stadium.

Click here for more info about the Richmond Kickers season as well as 9 things to know about matchday.

Ladybug Fund Wine Tasting and Silent Auction
Saturday (March 30) 6-9:30 p.m.
Richmond Raceway Torque Club (600 E Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23222)

The 19th annual Ladybug Fund Wine Tasting and Silent Auction fundraiser is Sponsored by SOAR365 and monies raised will benefit children with disabilities who participate in organization programs.

Wine tastings from around the world and the west Coast include:  Wine Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Patz & Hall, Chateau Set Michelle, and Col Solare.

Additionally, craft beer from Midnight Brewery will be on tap, along with live Jazz music, and fine fare from Mosaic Catering.

Silent auction includes overnight stays at the Linden Row Inn and Quirk Hotel; a weekend at the Omni Richmond; Sunday brunch at The Jefferson Hotel; a round of golf at Magnolia Green Golf Club; an opportunity to throw the “first pitch” at a Richmond Flying Squirrels game along with tickets for field level seats; a membership to the Richmond Fencing Club; and a tandem skydiving certificate at Virginia Skydiving Center; chance to bid on a tour of the Kennedy Space Center and lunch with an astronaut.

Tickets for adults ages 21 and over are $100 in advance and $110 at the door.

More information: 804-358-1874 or visit https://www.soar365.org/

"The Book of Mormon" in Richmond
Shows continue through Sunday
Altria Theatre (6 N Laurel St, Richmond, VA 23220)

Tony award-winning musical "The Book Of Mormon" continues through Sunday at the Altria Theatre.

"This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word," reads a description of what The New York Times calls “the best musical of this century.”

Folks can get a ticket to the show, which contains explicit language, for only $25 by entering a pre-show lottery at the box office. Names are drawn two hours before curtain. (There is a limit of one entry per person and two tickets per winner. )

Click here for more information or to purchase tickets to the show.

Kings Dominion
Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell, VA 23047

Kings Dominion opens for its 44th season this Saturday.

"Guests can experience the return of their favorite thrills include the park’s newest coaster, Twisted Timbers, which combines wood and steel for an unforgettable ride experience featuring gravity defying twists and turns," a park spokesperson said. "In addition to more than 60 rides, shows and attractions, guest can delight in new food and beverage options, new entertainment, and immersive festivals throughout the season."

Click here to check out what's new this season. 

Busch Gardens
Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
1 Busch Gardens Blvd, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Busch Gardens kicked off its opening season last weekend. The park has several new rides this year, including an extreme swing ride in Ireland village, which will open in May.

Additionally, acts from "America's Got Talent" and "Britain's Got Talent" will perform as part of the Summer Nights Live series on select days June 28 - Aug. 11 at the park's Globe Theatre.

Water Country USA, Busch Gardens' sister park, will open for the season on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The park will unveil a new hybrid water coaster, the only RocketBLAST coaster on the East Coast, this season.

"This revolutionary water propulsion ride will merge two unique technologies – a water jet propulsion system and exhilarating saucer feature," park officials said about the new Cutback Water Coaster. "Thrill seekers will board a four-person raft, speed along an 850-foot slide, jet through tunnels and slide onto the wide-open space of massive saucer-shaped features. The steep angles of the saucers provide a drop-and-dive sensation as riders race along the edges."

Click here for more information about what's new this season.

Click here for our complete list of events happening in Central Virginia this weekend. Don't see your event or have an event we should feature, click here to add it to our calendar. And be sure to watch CBS 6 News at 7 p.m. for Antoinette Essa’s "A List" event previews.

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