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Maymont Mansion Holiday Tours

Weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until 1/4/2015 Celebrate the season at Maymont and revel in Victorian holiday splendor! Major and Mrs. Dooley's spectacularly decorated Gilded Age home brings the wonders and festivities of Christmas past to life. Beautiful trimmings on the 12-foot Christmas tree, the opulent dining room set for a feast, evergreen decorations and lavish gifts welcome the season in grand Victorian style. In the Belowstairs area, preparations are underway to make the Dooleys' first Christmas in their new home special for their family and friends - and to put everyone in the holiday spirit! Guided tours (upstairs only) available every half-hour; last tour begins at 4:30pm. Details: http://www.maymont.org/calendar?cid=2&ceid=1683&cerid=5002&cdt=11%2f21%2f2014. Friday, November 28, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 1700 Hampton St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.maymont.org.

Outdoor Skating Rink at Stony Point Fashion Park

Bring the kids and skate, spin, and glide on Stony Point Fashion Park's Outdoor Skating Rink! Hours vary by day. View rink hours and schedule here: http://www.shopstonypoint.com/skating. Friday, November 28, 2014, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 9200 Stony Point Parkway Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.shopstonypoint.com.

Beers & Banjos: Kind Stranger at The Camel

Free. Beers & Banjos: Kind Stranger (Irish Folk). Friday, November 28, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Dominion GardenFest of Lights 2014 at Lewis Ginter

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 - Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 (Closed Dec. 24 & 25) Nightly 5 - 10 p.m. A Legacy in Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden A holiday tradition featuring more than half-a-million twinkling lights, hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, firepit with s'mores and hot chocolate (for purchase); nightly family activities & more. The region's ultimate holiday extravaganza! $12 adults $11 seniors (age 55+) $8 children (ages 3 - 12) Free for children under age 3 $7: Garden members $5: Child on Garden Details: http://www.lewisginter.org/news/media-room/DominionGardenFestofLights2012.php. Friday, November 28, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Jazz Cafe at VMFA: Ban Caribe

Groove to an eclectic mix of jazz ensembles every Thursday, 6 – 9 pm, at VMFA's Best Café. The Jazz Café is presented to the public by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, in conjunction with the Richmond Jazz Society, free of charge! Light fare and beverages available for sale. Nov 20 TONYA LAZENBY-JACKSON TRIO Contemporary jazz and smooth hits with vocalist/keyboardist Tonya Lazenby-Jackson. Nov 28 NOTE: Friday performance because of Thanksgiving BAN CARIBE Ban Caribe is the region’s premier Caribbean band playing Afro-Cuban beats with jazz and R&B soul. Dec 4 J. SMITH QUARTET Enjoy Bossa Nova, jazz and Latin music — from classic to contemporary, plus original compositions. Dec 11 SHARON RAE NORTH An eclectic mix of jazz standards, smooth jazz, and contemporary songs with a jazzed-up flavor. Dec 18 BRIAN JONES QUARTET Originals and jazz standards from the early-1960s and beyond. Dec 26 NOTE: Friday performance because of Christmas. RUDY FAULKNER Holiday cheer with a Caribbe… Friday, November 28, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vmfa.state.va.us.

"A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration" at Firehouse Theater

NOVEMBER 20 – DECEMBER 20, 2014 It’s 1864, and Washington, D.C. is settling down to the coldest Christmas Eve in years. In the White House, President and Mrs. Lincoln plot their gift-giving. On the banks of the Potomac, a young rebel challenges a Union blacksmith’s mercy. In the alleys downtown, an escaped slave loses her daughter just before finding freedom. This musical by Pulitzer Prize–winner Paula Vogel intertwines many lives, showing us that the gladness of one’s heart is the best gift of all. “Artfully weaves historic details into the play [and] pulls it together with economical writing that reflects the poetry of the day.” —Variety “Deep-rooted and ambitious… a fascinating interface of history and fiction… boldly inventive theater, warm and affecting.” —Talkin’ Broadway Details: http://www.firehousetheatre.org/a-civil-war-christmas/. Friday, November 28, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

"Mame" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

November 21, 2014 – January 11 Starring Broadway’s Emily Skinner and Richmond favorite Desiree Roots-Centeio This lavish musical set in New York during the Great Depression, tells the story of Mame Dennis, an eccentric bohemian woman of wealth whose life is interrupted when the son of her late brother comes to live with her. Through the trials and tribulations of finding and losing love, and the ups and downs of the struggling economy, Mame tries her best to keep up her usual fabulous flair and share it with those around her. Length: Approximately 2+ hours Suggested for ages 8 and up. Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_mame.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Friday, November 28, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"They're Playing Our Song" at Hanover Tavern

November 7, 2014 – January 4 Hanover Tavern Vernon, an award-wining, wisecracking composer, and Sonia, a slightly disorganized offbeat lyricist, come together in hopes of a successful collaboration and fall for each other in the process. This Tony nominated musical makes for an upbeat and entertaining evening filled with laughs, love and catchy tunes that are likely to get stuck in your head. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $40. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_theyre_playing.html. Friday, November 28, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"We Three Lizas" at Triangle Theater

Nov 19 – Dec 13, 2014 In a wonderful spin on the classic A Christmas Carol, box maker Conrad Ticklebottom's life has hit a block. Once, Conrad and his purple box ignited an entire movement in art and design, but now he finds himself alone, forgotten and teetering on ruin. The holidays bring three magical figures to his door — a trio of Liza Minnelli’s to escort him on a fabulous journey – through what-was, what-could-be and what-the-h*ll – redeeming his lost promise and re-inventing a brand-new man. The fabulous holiday tale of hope, transformation … and the power of Liza! Info - http://www.rtriangle.org/the-season.html. Friday, November 28, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1300 Altamont Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rtriangle.org.

Emme St. James & Her Jazz Gentlemen Christmas Show! at Ashland Coffee & Tea

$12 advance; $15 door. Jazz vocalist, jazz singer, cabaret performer – Based in Richmond, Virginia, Emme St. James has been performing her sophisticated jazz styling for nearly 15 years. As a young girl, Miss St. James spent countless hours singing and playing jazz standards at her parents’ piano while dreaming of one day becoming a jazz singer herself. Today she is backed by top jazz musicians and her dream of being a jazz vocalist is a reality. Combining classical training with the influences of Julie London, Doris Day and Peggy Lee, Emme St. James uses her velvet voice to create the sophisticated atmosphere of yesterday’s intimate cabarets. Friday, November 28, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

J. Roddy Walston & The Business at The National

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 PM $12.50 ADV / $15 DOS Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/j-roddy-walston-the-business. Friday, November 28, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Black Friday Throwdown w/ The Big Payback: A Tribute to James Brown at the Broadberry

$8 advance; $10 door The Big Payback is a musical powerhouse, dedicated to recreating the music of James Brown as accurately and as passionately as possible. No stone is left unturned! Their repertoire is filled with all the classic hits you know and love, as well as tons of J.B.’s rarities and B sides. Splits, hits, turns, and segues, it’s all here! With so much emphasis on authenticity, even the Godfather would have to jump back and kiss himself. The most cynical of cynics will have their minds blown and their hearts warmed from the second the beat drops until they’re left exhausted, sweaty, and smiling hours later. This is truly something to behold, people! It’s exactly what you would and should expect from a top notch tribute band. The Big Payback ain't messin’ around. Mother Popcorn, Super Bad, Soul Power, I Feel Good, Pass the Peas, Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag, Sex Machine!!!! You name it, you got it!! All of ‘em, live and in your face, with as much energy as you can possibly stand. So… Friday, November 28, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: Laughtrack

Don’t miss the the Coalition’s special 7 week run of Laughtrack, featuring live improv comedy ripped from YOUR music.Bring your iPods, iPhones, Zunes, andtunes. Every Friday at 8pm, one audience member’s music collection is put on shuffle and becomes the soundtrack for a totally improvised show featuring an all-star cast of Coalition improvisers. Your slow jams, party anthems, and guilty pleasures guide the action onstage for a show so funny you’d swear it was scripted.This show opens on Nov. 7th and closes on Dec. 26th. http://rvacomedy.com/ $10. Friday, November 28, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

The Former Champions at The Camel

$7. The Former Champions - http://www.formerchampions.net Former Champions are an electro rock band based out of Richmond, Virginia. Their music showcases vocal lead compositions intermixed with an array of instrumentally driven electronic pieces. A sonic blend of synthesized keys mixed with sub-bass, distorted guitar, harmonized vocals, samples, and a multitude of drums, cymbals and percussion combine to create what the band describes as “street music.”. Friday, November 28, 2014, 9:00 PM – Saturday, November 29, 2014, 12:00 AM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

No Richmond at Balliceaux

21+. Free. Friday, November 28, 2014, 10:30 PM – Saturday, November 29, 2014, 12:00 AM. 203 N. Lombardy St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.balliceauxrva.com.

I Know Richmond: The Bus Tour

An overview of the history of Richmond, including Court End, the James River and the Fall Line, Church Hill, Jackson Ward, the Fan and Monument Avenue. Tour drives by St. John's Church, Hollywood Cemetery, Main Street Station, the Jefferson Hotel and the Museum and White House of the Confederacy. Tour the State Capitol, walk Capitol Square and see the Civil Rights Memorial. $25 ($20 for History Center members). Reserve your space by phone (804) 649-0711 x301 or purchase online. On-street parking. http://www.richmondhistorycenter.com/calendar/i-know-richmond-the-bus-tour. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. 1015 E. Clay St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

Maymont Mansion Holiday Tours

Weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until 1/4/2015 Celebrate the season at Maymont and revel in Victorian holiday splendor! Major and Mrs. Dooley's spectacularly decorated Gilded Age home brings the wonders and festivities of Christmas past to life. Beautiful trimmings on the 12-foot Christmas tree, the opulent dining room set for a feast, evergreen decorations and lavish gifts welcome the season in grand Victorian style. In the Belowstairs area, preparations are underway to make the Dooleys' first Christmas in their new home special for their family and friends - and to put everyone in the holiday spirit! Guided tours (upstairs only) available every half-hour; last tour begins at 4:30pm. Details: http://www.maymont.org/calendar?cid=2&ceid=1683&cerid=5002&cdt=11%2f21%2f2014. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 1700 Hampton St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.maymont.org.

Outdoor Skating Rink at Stony Point Fashion Park

Bring the kids and skate, spin, and glide on Stony Point Fashion Park's Outdoor Skating Rink! Hours vary by day. View rink hours and schedule here: http://www.shopstonypoint.com/skating. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 9200 Stony Point Parkway Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.shopstonypoint.com.

Floorboards / Atkinsons / Relacksachian at The Camel

$7. Floorboards / Atkinsons / Relacksachian. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Dominion GardenFest of Lights 2014 at Lewis Ginter

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 - Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 (Closed Dec. 24 & 25) Nightly 5 - 10 p.m. A Legacy in Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden A holiday tradition featuring more than half-a-million twinkling lights, hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, firepit with s'mores and hot chocolate (for purchase); nightly family activities & more. The region's ultimate holiday extravaganza! $12 adults $11 seniors (age 55+) $8 children (ages 3 - 12) Free for children under age 3 $7: Garden members $5: Child on Garden Details: http://www.lewisginter.org/news/media-room/DominionGardenFestofLights2012.php. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

"A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration" at Firehouse Theater

NOVEMBER 20 – DECEMBER 20, 2014 It’s 1864, and Washington, D.C. is settling down to the coldest Christmas Eve in years. In the White House, President and Mrs. Lincoln plot their gift-giving. On the banks of the Potomac, a young rebel challenges a Union blacksmith’s mercy. In the alleys downtown, an escaped slave loses her daughter just before finding freedom. This musical by Pulitzer Prize–winner Paula Vogel intertwines many lives, showing us that the gladness of one’s heart is the best gift of all. “Artfully weaves historic details into the play [and] pulls it together with economical writing that reflects the poetry of the day.” —Variety “Deep-rooted and ambitious… a fascinating interface of history and fiction… boldly inventive theater, warm and affecting.” —Talkin’ Broadway Details: http://www.firehousetheatre.org/a-civil-war-christmas/. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

"Mame" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

November 21, 2014 – January 11 Starring Broadway’s Emily Skinner and Richmond favorite Desiree Roots-Centeio This lavish musical set in New York during the Great Depression, tells the story of Mame Dennis, an eccentric bohemian woman of wealth whose life is interrupted when the son of her late brother comes to live with her. Through the trials and tribulations of finding and losing love, and the ups and downs of the struggling economy, Mame tries her best to keep up her usual fabulous flair and share it with those around her. Length: Approximately 2+ hours Suggested for ages 8 and up. Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_mame.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"They're Playing Our Song" at Hanover Tavern

November 7, 2014 – January 4 Hanover Tavern Vernon, an award-wining, wisecracking composer, and Sonia, a slightly disorganized offbeat lyricist, come together in hopes of a successful collaboration and fall for each other in the process. This Tony nominated musical makes for an upbeat and entertaining evening filled with laughs, love and catchy tunes that are likely to get stuck in your head. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $40. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_theyre_playing.html. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"We Three Lizas" at Triangle Theater

Nov 19 – Dec 13, 2014 In a wonderful spin on the classic A Christmas Carol, box maker Conrad Ticklebottom's life has hit a block. Once, Conrad and his purple box ignited an entire movement in art and design, but now he finds himself alone, forgotten and teetering on ruin. The holidays bring three magical figures to his door — a trio of Liza Minnelli’s to escort him on a fabulous journey – through what-was, what-could-be and what-the-h*ll – redeeming his lost promise and re-inventing a brand-new man. The fabulous holiday tale of hope, transformation … and the power of Liza! Info - http://www.rtriangle.org/the-season.html. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1300 Altamont Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rtriangle.org.

The Susan Greenbaum Band Holiday Show! at Ashland Coffee & Tea

$16 advance; $20 door. A Thanksgiving weekend tradition! Kick off the holiday season with one of the area’s favorite performers… With one of the most listenable holiday cd’s out there ( You Are My Holiday ), Susan brings her band for a special night of original songs, holiday favorites, and more! Website: http://www.susangreenbaum.com/. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

Zeds Dead at The National

Doors: 8:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM ​**UNDER 21 WILL PAY AN ADDITIONAL $3 AT THE DOOR** $25 ADV | $30 DOS Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/steez-promo-presents-zeds-dead. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

KEM: Promise To Love Tour - Part 1 at Altria Theater

KEM’s galvanizing live performances have captivated audiences for years and have catapulted him into the ranks as one of music’s top touring acts. KEM promises to deliver an unforgettable experience to audiences that will include his classic hits such as “Love Calls,” “I Can’t Stop Loving You,” “Share My Life” and “Why Would You Stay,” along with new favorites from ‘PROMISE TO LOVE,’ including the dynamic lead single, “It’s You,” which spent four weeks at #1 on UAC charts,“Nobody” and the CD’s title track, “Promise To Love.” KEM’s‘PROMISE TO LOVE’ CD debuted at #1 on the R&B Albums chart, it soared to #3 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and is the singer/songwriter/producer’s second #1 debut on the R&B chart. ‘PROMISE TO LOVE’ is powered by the UAC chart-topping single, “It’s You,” and includes guest appearances from Snoop Dogg on “Downtown,”Ron Isley on “My Favorite Thing,” and Kemistry Records Artist, L'Renee, with her debut single on “Don’t Say Goodbye.” $50-$70. Details: http://www.altriatheater.com/ev… Saturday, November 29, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 6 N. Laurel St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.altriatheater.com.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: Riot! Pigeon + Da Vinci + Ambassador

http://rvacomedy.com/ $10. Every Saturday at 8pm, The Coalition Theater presents a selection of their houseteams performing killer long form improv comedy inspired by your suggestions. This week features Pigeon, Da Vinci and Ambassador. PIGEON Josh Blubaugh, Aaron Grant, Katie Holcomb, Steve Howze, David Pijor, Eve Privman, Jim Zarling Coach: Matt Newman DA VINCI Zane Adickes, Patrick Allen, Shamoniki Ellison, Martin Garner, Becky Granger, Grace Manno, Matt Micou, Kathryn Schmidt, Donna Steele Coach: David Pijor AMBASSADOR Anne Arnston, Alex Beall, Greg Ceneviva, Ryan Clatterbuck, Kristin Kirkley, Nicole Patterson, James Russell, Jorge Silva Coach: Josh Blubaugh. Saturday, November 29, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

Maymont Mansion Holiday Tours

Weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until 1/4/2015 Celebrate the season at Maymont and revel in Victorian holiday splendor! Major and Mrs. Dooley's spectacularly decorated Gilded Age home brings the wonders and festivities of Christmas past to life. Beautiful trimmings on the 12-foot Christmas tree, the opulent dining room set for a feast, evergreen decorations and lavish gifts welcome the season in grand Victorian style. In the Belowstairs area, preparations are underway to make the Dooleys' first Christmas in their new home special for their family and friends - and to put everyone in the holiday spirit! Guided tours (upstairs only) available every half-hour; last tour begins at 4:30pm. Details: http://www.maymont.org/calendar?cid=2&ceid=1683&cerid=5002&cdt=11%2f21%2f2014. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 1700 Hampton St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.maymont.org.

Outdoor Skating Rink at Stony Point Fashion Park

Bring the kids and skate, spin, and glide on Stony Point Fashion Park's Outdoor Skating Rink! Hours vary by day. View rink hours and schedule here: http://www.shopstonypoint.com/skating. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 9200 Stony Point Parkway Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.shopstonypoint.com.

"Mame" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

November 21, 2014 – January 11 Starring Broadway’s Emily Skinner and Richmond favorite Desiree Roots-Centeio This lavish musical set in New York during the Great Depression, tells the story of Mame Dennis, an eccentric bohemian woman of wealth whose life is interrupted when the son of her late brother comes to live with her. Through the trials and tribulations of finding and losing love, and the ups and downs of the struggling economy, Mame tries her best to keep up her usual fabulous flair and share it with those around her. Length: Approximately 2+ hours Suggested for ages 8 and up. Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_mame.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"They're Playing Our Song" at Hanover Tavern

November 7, 2014 – January 4 Hanover Tavern Vernon, an award-wining, wisecracking composer, and Sonia, a slightly disorganized offbeat lyricist, come together in hopes of a successful collaboration and fall for each other in the process. This Tony nominated musical makes for an upbeat and entertaining evening filled with laughs, love and catchy tunes that are likely to get stuck in your head. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $40. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_theyre_playing.html. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"We Three Lizas" at Triangle Theater

Nov 19 – Dec 13, 2014 In a wonderful spin on the classic A Christmas Carol, box maker Conrad Ticklebottom's life has hit a block. Once, Conrad and his purple box ignited an entire movement in art and design, but now he finds himself alone, forgotten and teetering on ruin. The holidays bring three magical figures to his door — a trio of Liza Minnelli’s to escort him on a fabulous journey – through what-was, what-could-be and what-the-h*ll – redeeming his lost promise and re-inventing a brand-new man. The fabulous holiday tale of hope, transformation … and the power of Liza! Info - http://www.rtriangle.org/the-season.html. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 1300 Altamont Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rtriangle.org.

Tragic Fortune, Red States, and Partial Tenant at The Camel

$5. Tragic Fortune, Red States, and Partial Tenant. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Dominion GardenFest of Lights 2014 at Lewis Ginter

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 - Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 (Closed Dec. 24 & 25) Nightly 5 - 10 p.m. A Legacy in Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden A holiday tradition featuring more than half-a-million twinkling lights, hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, firepit with s'mores and hot chocolate (for purchase); nightly family activities & more. The region's ultimate holiday extravaganza! $12 adults $11 seniors (age 55+) $8 children (ages 3 - 12) Free for children under age 3 $7: Garden members $5: Child on Garden Details: http://www.lewisginter.org/news/media-room/DominionGardenFestofLights2012.php. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Classical Incarnations w/ Richmond Symphony Members at Balliceaux

Free. Come to Balliceaux and hang with some of the Symphony Musicians of Richmond! Have a drink and enjoy a free concert of Mozart, Beethoven and others! http://classicalrevolutionrva.com/events/classical-incarnations/. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 203 N. Lombardy St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.balliceauxrva.com.

Trey Anastasio Band at The National

Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM ***4 TICKET LIMIT PER HOUSEHOLD*** $39.50 (includes .50 to charity) Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/trey-anastasio-band. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

The Heavy Pets, Silo Effect at the Broadberry

$8 advance; $10 door The Heavy Pets are an American rock band that blends rhythm & blues, jazz, funk, disco and reggae with rock & roll. Called "a living, breathing force of nature" by Relix Magazine, the Pets are known for their soulful songcraft and powerhouse live performances. Continuing the momentum of their current EP series, The Heavy Pets recorded and released Rags and Aces in the first half of 2014 amidst their rigorous tour schedule. Since its inception in 2007, this Richmond-based quintet has been carefully crafting their own colorful brew of electronic space-rock. SILO merges elements of progressive house & experimental funk with live electronics, yielding a psychedelic blend of vivid melodies, infectious rhythm & heavy grooves. Reflective compositions & improvisational versatility weave a moving patchwork of sound; wide open to space and time. Details: http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/712017-heavy-pets-richmond/. Sunday, November 30, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Outdoor Skating Rink at Stony Point Fashion Park

Bring the kids and skate, spin, and glide on Stony Point Fashion Park's Outdoor Skating Rink! Hours vary by day. View rink hours and schedule here: http://www.shopstonypoint.com/skating. Monday, December 1, 2014, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 9200 Stony Point Parkway Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.shopstonypoint.com.

Dominion GardenFest of Lights 2014 at Lewis Ginter

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 - Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 (Closed Dec. 24 & 25) Nightly 5 - 10 p.m. A Legacy in Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden A holiday tradition featuring more than half-a-million twinkling lights, hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, firepit with s'mores and hot chocolate (for purchase); nightly family activities & more. The region's ultimate holiday extravaganza! $12 adults $11 seniors (age 55+) $8 children (ages 3 - 12) Free for children under age 3 $7: Garden members $5: Child on Garden Details: http://www.lewisginter.org/news/media-room/DominionGardenFestofLights2012.php. Monday, December 1, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Secretly Y'all Presents: at Balliceaux

$5. http://secretlyall.wordpress.com/ Secretly Y’all is committed to bringing people together through the art of storytelling. We believe that while our differences make life flavorful, similarity of experience and the ability to share these connect all people. Our primary goal is to support everyone who has a story to tell and those who like to listen. Monday, December 1, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 203 N. Lombardy St. Richmond, VA 23220. For more info visit www.balliceauxrva.com.

Tragic Fortune, Red States, and Partial Tenant at The Camel

$5. Ill Doots and The Flavor Project. Monday, December 1, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Maymont Mansion Holiday Tours

Weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until 1/4/2015 Celebrate the season at Maymont and revel in Victorian holiday splendor! Major and Mrs. Dooley's spectacularly decorated Gilded Age home brings the wonders and festivities of Christmas past to life. Beautiful trimmings on the 12-foot Christmas tree, the opulent dining room set for a feast, evergreen decorations and lavish gifts welcome the season in grand Victorian style. In the Belowstairs area, preparations are underway to make the Dooleys' first Christmas in their new home special for their family and friends - and to put everyone in the holiday spirit! Guided tours (upstairs only) available every half-hour; last tour begins at 4:30pm. Details: http://www.maymont.org/calendar?cid=2&ceid=1683&cerid=5002&cdt=11%2f21%2f2014. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 1700 Hampton St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.maymont.org.

Outdoor Skating Rink at Stony Point Fashion Park

Bring the kids and skate, spin, and glide on Stony Point Fashion Park's Outdoor Skating Rink! Hours vary by day. View rink hours and schedule here: http://www.shopstonypoint.com/skating. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 9200 Stony Point Parkway Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.shopstonypoint.com.

Dominion GardenFest of Lights 2014 at Lewis Ginter

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 - Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 (Closed Dec. 24 & 25) Nightly 5 - 10 p.m. A Legacy in Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden A holiday tradition featuring more than half-a-million twinkling lights, hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, firepit with s'mores and hot chocolate (for purchase); nightly family activities & more. The region's ultimate holiday extravaganza! $12 adults $11 seniors (age 55+) $8 children (ages 3 - 12) Free for children under age 3 $7: Garden members $5: Child on Garden Details: http://www.lewisginter.org/news/media-room/DominionGardenFestofLights2012.php. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Lily and the Dirty Moccasins, Faceship, Big Mama Shakes at The Camel

$5. Lily and the Dirty Moccasins, Faceship, Big Mama Shakes. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Dopapod at the Broadberry with Tauk

$7 advance; $10 door With no regard towards towards stylistic boundaries, the sound that emerges from Dopapod both live and in the studio is as varied and diverse as the many influences that they adapt from. Their approach and commitment to complementing a distinct genre bending sound to top-notch musicianship has set them apart from many of their contemporaries and keeps music lovers eagerly returning to shows. The heavy NYC dirty funk 4-piece TAUK is hitting 2014 with their unique blend of experimental melodic prog rock and sexy grooves. Details: http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/652001-dopapod-richmond/. Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 9:00 PM – Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Maymont Mansion Holiday Tours

Weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until 1/4/2015 Celebrate the season at Maymont and revel in Victorian holiday splendor! Major and Mrs. Dooley's spectacularly decorated Gilded Age home brings the wonders and festivities of Christmas past to life. Beautiful trimmings on the 12-foot Christmas tree, the opulent dining room set for a feast, evergreen decorations and lavish gifts welcome the season in grand Victorian style. In the Belowstairs area, preparations are underway to make the Dooleys' first Christmas in their new home special for their family and friends - and to put everyone in the holiday spirit! Guided tours (upstairs only) available every half-hour; last tour begins at 4:30pm. Details: http://www.maymont.org/calendar?cid=2&ceid=1683&cerid=5002&cdt=11%2f21%2f2014. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 1700 Hampton St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.maymont.org.

Outdoor Skating Rink at Stony Point Fashion Park

Bring the kids and skate, spin, and glide on Stony Point Fashion Park's Outdoor Skating Rink! Hours vary by day. View rink hours and schedule here: http://www.shopstonypoint.com/skating. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 9200 Stony Point Parkway Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.shopstonypoint.com.

Dominion GardenFest of Lights 2014 at Lewis Ginter

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 - Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 (Closed Dec. 24 & 25) Nightly 5 - 10 p.m. A Legacy in Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden A holiday tradition featuring more than half-a-million twinkling lights, hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, firepit with s'mores and hot chocolate (for purchase); nightly family activities & more. The region's ultimate holiday extravaganza! $12 adults $11 seniors (age 55+) $8 children (ages 3 - 12) Free for children under age 3 $7: Garden members $5: Child on Garden Details: http://www.lewisginter.org/news/media-room/DominionGardenFestofLights2012.php. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

So You Think You Can Dance Tour at Carpenter Theater

Tickets - $37-$67. So You Think You Can Dance, the 11-time Primetime Emmy® Award-winning show that sparked America’s fascination with dance, is set to captivate audiences again this fall. Celebrating its momentous 11th season, the tour lineup includes the following Top 10 finalists: Bridget Whitman, Casey Askew, Emilio Dosal, Jacque LeWarne, Jessica Richens, Ricky Ubeda, Rudy Abreu, Tanisha Belnap, Valerie Rockey and Zack Everhart. Fall’s hottest ticket will feature this season’s most popular routines, as well as original pieces created specifically for the nationwide tour. 19 Entertainment and dick clark productions will present audiences around the country with the opportunity to experience the action brought into their living rooms each week on the beloved summer series, with a variety of sizzling, one-of-a-kind dance routines they have come to expect from their favorite dancers. Details: http://www.richmondcenterstage.com/event/so-you-think-you-can-dance-tour. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.

Eliot Bronson – CD Release Concert at Ashland Coffee & Tea

$10 advance; $12 door. Eliot Bronson is anchored by Bronson’s honeyed weary voice; blend of wry wit with emotional sincerity; expansive palette of Americana; and the album’s crisp vintage production. “River Runs Dry” boasts high-lonesome vocal harmonies, tenderly mournful lap steel, and it conjures up a cathartic sadness. Previously Eliot Bronson issued two critically acclaimed solo albums and, prior to his solo career, was a member of folk favs The Brilliant Inventions. The Atlanta Music Guide says: “Eliot Bronson is the type of songwriter who could squeeze out something meaningful about taking out the trash. He writes heartfelt songs with dark humor and backs them with his resonant voice and swampy instruments.”. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

Griff's Room Band at The Camel

$5. Griff's Room Band and more TBA. Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

A Gunner in Lee’s Army: The Civil War Letters of Thomas Henry Carter to His Wife" by Graham T. Dozier at Virginia Historical Society

Children $4 Members Free (Join today) Seniors $5 Adults $6 In May 1861, Thomas Henry Carter raised an artillery battery and joined the Confederate army. Over the next four years he rose steadily in rank from captain to colonel, placing him among the senior artillerists in Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. During that time, Carter wrote more than 100 revealing letters to his wife Susan about his service in the South’s most successful army. In this lecture, Graham Dozier will discuss the process of editing the letters, briefly tell the story of Tom Carter's life before and after the Civil War, and share some of the many fascinating observations that can be found in the letters. Details: http://www.vahistorical.org/attend-event/programs-and-activities/lectures-and-classes/gunner-lee%E2%80%99s-army-civil-war-letters-thomas?start=2014-12-04T12:00. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. 428 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vahistorical.org.

Maymont Mansion Holiday Tours

Weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until 1/4/2015 Celebrate the season at Maymont and revel in Victorian holiday splendor! Major and Mrs. Dooley's spectacularly decorated Gilded Age home brings the wonders and festivities of Christmas past to life. Beautiful trimmings on the 12-foot Christmas tree, the opulent dining room set for a feast, evergreen decorations and lavish gifts welcome the season in grand Victorian style. In the Belowstairs area, preparations are underway to make the Dooleys' first Christmas in their new home special for their family and friends - and to put everyone in the holiday spirit! Guided tours (upstairs only) available every half-hour; last tour begins at 4:30pm. Details: http://www.maymont.org/calendar?cid=2&ceid=1683&cerid=5002&cdt=11%2f21%2f2014. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 1700 Hampton St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.maymont.org.

Outdoor Skating Rink at Stony Point Fashion Park

Bring the kids and skate, spin, and glide on Stony Point Fashion Park's Outdoor Skating Rink! Hours vary by day. View rink hours and schedule here: http://www.shopstonypoint.com/skating. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 9200 Stony Point Parkway Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.shopstonypoint.com.

Dominion GardenFest of Lights 2014 at Lewis Ginter

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 - Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 (Closed Dec. 24 & 25) Nightly 5 - 10 p.m. A Legacy in Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden A holiday tradition featuring more than half-a-million twinkling lights, hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, firepit with s'mores and hot chocolate (for purchase); nightly family activities & more. The region's ultimate holiday extravaganza! $12 adults $11 seniors (age 55+) $8 children (ages 3 - 12) Free for children under age 3 $7: Garden members $5: Child on Garden Details: http://www.lewisginter.org/news/media-room/DominionGardenFestofLights2012.php. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Jazz Cafe at VMFA: J. Smith Quartet

Groove to an eclectic mix of jazz ensembles every Thursday, 6 – 9 pm, at VMFA's Best Café. The Jazz Café is presented to the public by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, in conjunction with the Richmond Jazz Society, free of charge! Light fare and beverages available for sale. Nov 20 TONYA LAZENBY-JACKSON TRIO Contemporary jazz and smooth hits with vocalist/keyboardist Tonya Lazenby-Jackson. Nov 28 NOTE: Friday performance because of Thanksgiving BAN CARIBE Ban Caribe is the region’s premier Caribbean band playing Afro-Cuban beats with jazz and R&B soul. Dec 4 J. SMITH QUARTET Enjoy Bossa Nova, jazz and Latin music — from classic to contemporary, plus original compositions. Dec 11 SHARON RAE NORTH An eclectic mix of jazz standards, smooth jazz, and contemporary songs with a jazzed-up flavor. Dec 18 BRIAN JONES QUARTET Originals and jazz standards from the early-1960s and beyond. Dec 26 NOTE: Friday performance because of Christmas. RUDY FAULKNER Holiday cheer with a Caribbe… Thursday, December 4, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vmfa.state.va.us.

Andrew Peterson's Behold the Lamb of God at Carpenter Theater

Tickets - $20-$30. Since 2000, Andrew Peterson and his friends have performed Behold the Lamb around the country, telling again and again this true myth, as C.S. Lewis called it, this tale that's bigger than life, but is-astonishingly-true. The tour has become a yearly tradition not just for Andrew and the other artists on the tour, but for families and churches who attend the concert each season. The live concert, like the album, is a community effort, featuring singer/songwriters Jill Phillips, Andy Gullahorn, Ben Shive and a featured artist to be announced -- all in the name of proclaiming the birth, death, and resurrection of Christ. Details: http://www.richmondcenterstage.com/event/andrew-petersons-behold-lamb-god. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.

"Mame" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

November 21, 2014 – January 11 Starring Broadway’s Emily Skinner and Richmond favorite Desiree Roots-Centeio This lavish musical set in New York during the Great Depression, tells the story of Mame Dennis, an eccentric bohemian woman of wealth whose life is interrupted when the son of her late brother comes to live with her. Through the trials and tribulations of finding and losing love, and the ups and downs of the struggling economy, Mame tries her best to keep up her usual fabulous flair and share it with those around her. Length: Approximately 2+ hours Suggested for ages 8 and up. Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_mame.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"They're Playing Our Song" at Hanover Tavern

November 7, 2014 – January 4 Hanover Tavern Vernon, an award-wining, wisecracking composer, and Sonia, a slightly disorganized offbeat lyricist, come together in hopes of a successful collaboration and fall for each other in the process. This Tony nominated musical makes for an upbeat and entertaining evening filled with laughs, love and catchy tunes that are likely to get stuck in your head. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $40. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_theyre_playing.html. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"We Three Lizas" at Triangle Theater

Nov 19 – Dec 13, 2014 In a wonderful spin on the classic A Christmas Carol, box maker Conrad Ticklebottom's life has hit a block. Once, Conrad and his purple box ignited an entire movement in art and design, but now he finds himself alone, forgotten and teetering on ruin. The holidays bring three magical figures to his door — a trio of Liza Minnelli’s to escort him on a fabulous journey – through what-was, what-could-be and what-the-h*ll – redeeming his lost promise and re-inventing a brand-new man. The fabulous holiday tale of hope, transformation … and the power of Liza! Info - http://www.rtriangle.org/the-season.html. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1300 Altamont Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rtriangle.org.

Jonathan Byrd, Corin Raymond, and The Pickup Cowboys at Ashland Coffee & Tea

$12 advance; $14 door. Jonathan Byrd is a North Carolina flatpicker and a Texas songwriter, a Gulf War veteran and a preacher’s son, and an award-winning songwriter whose songs you’ve probably heard, even if you haven’t heard Byrd sing them. http://www.jonathanbyrd.com/ Corin Raymond is a young man writing old songs — not songs written deliberately in an old style, but songs that sound like they’ve been around a lot longer than Corin himself. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

The Delta Saints at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $12.50 Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/the-delta-saints Often leaning on the simple descriptor, “Bourbon-fueled, Bayou rock” The Delta Saints are a Nashville-based quintet composed of Ben Ringel (vocals/resonator guitar), Dylan Fitch (lead guitar), David Supica (bass), Ben Azzi (drums), and Nate Kremer (organ). They have spent the past six years carving out their very own space in the musical gray-area occupied by other blues-inspired artists like Gary Clark Jr. Tedeschi Trucks Band, and North Mississippi Allstars. Thursday, December 4, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Maymont Mansion Holiday Tours

Weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until 1/4/2015 Celebrate the season at Maymont and revel in Victorian holiday splendor! Major and Mrs. Dooley's spectacularly decorated Gilded Age home brings the wonders and festivities of Christmas past to life. Beautiful trimmings on the 12-foot Christmas tree, the opulent dining room set for a feast, evergreen decorations and lavish gifts welcome the season in grand Victorian style. In the Belowstairs area, preparations are underway to make the Dooleys' first Christmas in their new home special for their family and friends - and to put everyone in the holiday spirit! Guided tours (upstairs only) available every half-hour; last tour begins at 4:30pm. Details: http://www.maymont.org/calendar?cid=2&ceid=1683&cerid=5002&cdt=11%2f21%2f2014. Friday, December 5, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 1700 Hampton St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.maymont.org.

Outdoor Skating Rink at Stony Point Fashion Park

Bring the kids and skate, spin, and glide on Stony Point Fashion Park's Outdoor Skating Rink! Hours vary by day. View rink hours and schedule here: http://www.shopstonypoint.com/skating. Friday, December 5, 2014, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 9200 Stony Point Parkway Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.shopstonypoint.com.

First Fridays Art Walk

Click here for the pdf with ALL of the participating galleries, exhibits, and information - http://rvafirstfridays.com/ First Friday Art Walk offers exhibits at more than 20 downtown art galleries. Participating venues hold openings and other special events from 5-9pm to increase your awareness and appreciation of the rich cultural and entertainment opportunities offered by Richmond's Broad Street Historical District and the surrounding area. Friday, December 5, 2014, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Adams & Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvafirstfridays.com.

Beers & Banjos: Slack Family Bluegrass at The Camel

Free. Beers & Banjos: Slack Family Bluegrass http://www.slackfamily.com/. Friday, December 5, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Friday Art & Wine at VMFA: Summer in the City

Now you have more reasons to hang out at VMFA on Friday nights! Head to the museum and enjoy discounted beverages and free half-hour gallery tours at 7 and 7:30 pm. On the first Friday of each month, check out our First Fridays entertainment, too. Connect with newcomers to Richmond and those new to the arts scene as you make new social and professional contacts. You'll enjoy delicious café cuisine as well as discounted beverages and guided art tours as part of Friday Art & Wine. Details: http://www.vmfa.state.va.us/Calendar_and_Events/Evening_Events/Friday_Art___Wine.aspx. Friday, December 5, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vmfa.state.va.us.

Dominion GardenFest of Lights 2014 at Lewis Ginter

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 - Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 (Closed Dec. 24 & 25) Nightly 5 - 10 p.m. A Legacy in Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden A holiday tradition featuring more than half-a-million twinkling lights, hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, firepit with s'mores and hot chocolate (for purchase); nightly family activities & more. The region's ultimate holiday extravaganza! $12 adults $11 seniors (age 55+) $8 children (ages 3 - 12) Free for children under age 3 $7: Garden members $5: Child on Garden Details: http://www.lewisginter.org/news/media-room/DominionGardenFestofLights2012.php. Friday, December 5, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Paula Poundstone at Modlin Center

Friday, December 5, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 5, 2014 at 9:30 p.m. Comedian Paula Poundstone returns to the Modlin Center with her legendary spontaneity in tow. A regular on NPR quiz show, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me, Poundstone is a comedic tour de force armed with razor sharp wit and impeccable timing camouflaged by a casual demeanor. Poundstone can pounce on an audience member with stunning precision and do it in a way that is never pretentious, never mean, always side-splittingly hilarious, and that always leaves the entire crowd smitten. Tickets $20-$44. http://modlin.richmond.edu/events/modlin-arts-presents/paula-poundstone.html. Friday, December 5, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Crenshaw Way Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

"A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration" at Firehouse Theater

NOVEMBER 20 – DECEMBER 20, 2014 It’s 1864, and Washington, D.C. is settling down to the coldest Christmas Eve in years. In the White House, President and Mrs. Lincoln plot their gift-giving. On the banks of the Potomac, a young rebel challenges a Union blacksmith’s mercy. In the alleys downtown, an escaped slave loses her daughter just before finding freedom. This musical by Pulitzer Prize–winner Paula Vogel intertwines many lives, showing us that the gladness of one’s heart is the best gift of all. “Artfully weaves historic details into the play [and] pulls it together with economical writing that reflects the poetry of the day.” —Variety “Deep-rooted and ambitious… a fascinating interface of history and fiction… boldly inventive theater, warm and affecting.” —Talkin’ Broadway Details: http://www.firehousetheatre.org/a-civil-war-christmas/. Friday, December 5, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

"Mame" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

November 21, 2014 – January 11 Starring Broadway’s Emily Skinner and Richmond favorite Desiree Roots-Centeio This lavish musical set in New York during the Great Depression, tells the story of Mame Dennis, an eccentric bohemian woman of wealth whose life is interrupted when the son of her late brother comes to live with her. Through the trials and tribulations of finding and losing love, and the ups and downs of the struggling economy, Mame tries her best to keep up her usual fabulous flair and share it with those around her. Length: Approximately 2+ hours Suggested for ages 8 and up. Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_mame.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Friday, December 5, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"They're Playing Our Song" at Hanover Tavern

November 7, 2014 – January 4 Hanover Tavern Vernon, an award-wining, wisecracking composer, and Sonia, a slightly disorganized offbeat lyricist, come together in hopes of a successful collaboration and fall for each other in the process. This Tony nominated musical makes for an upbeat and entertaining evening filled with laughs, love and catchy tunes that are likely to get stuck in your head. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $40. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_theyre_playing.html. Friday, December 5, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"We Three Lizas" at Triangle Theater

Nov 19 – Dec 13, 2014 In a wonderful spin on the classic A Christmas Carol, box maker Conrad Ticklebottom's life has hit a block. Once, Conrad and his purple box ignited an entire movement in art and design, but now he finds himself alone, forgotten and teetering on ruin. The holidays bring three magical figures to his door — a trio of Liza Minnelli’s to escort him on a fabulous journey – through what-was, what-could-be and what-the-h*ll – redeeming his lost promise and re-inventing a brand-new man. The fabulous holiday tale of hope, transformation … and the power of Liza! Info - http://www.rtriangle.org/the-season.html. Friday, December 5, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1300 Altamont Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rtriangle.org.

Matuto at Ashland Coffee & Tea

$15 advance; $20 door. This group was a hit at last year’s Bluemont concert here in Ashland… In 2002, Clay Ross embarked on a musical odyssey that brought him closer to home. The South Carolina native moved to New York to pursue a jazz career and several years later found himself in Recife, Brazil studying the region’s folkloric music. Along the way he rediscovered the straightforward songs of his native South. The guitarist and singer titled his Ropeadope Records debut Matuto, after a Brazilian slang reference to a man from the backcountry. Described as “Weird and Wonderful… Unorthodox and Delightful” by Jazz Times Magazine, the set allows Ross to carve a niche in a musical tradition created on another continent. He performs North American folk songs like “Home Sweet Home” and Blind Willie Johnson’s “John the Revelator” over South American rhythms Maracatu, Forró and Coco typical of the northeastern region of Brazil. Employing renowned musicians across NYC’s diverse jazz, roots, and world music sce… Friday, December 5, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

The Red Not Chili Peppers at The National

The Ultimate RHCP Tribute Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $12.50 Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/tamo-and-xl102-present-the-red-not-chili-peppers. Friday, December 5, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

The Southern Belles at The Camel w/The Royal Noise

The Southern Belles - The Southern Belles are a prog rock band from Richmond who can turn on a gluon. Their debut album, Sharp as a Knife, demonstrates this and much much more. Richmond, Va.’s the Southern Belles corral elements of jazz, rock, funk and country into an elastic, groove-centric amalgamation of psychedelia and twang... $7. The Royal Noise. Friday, December 5, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: Laughtrack

Don’t miss the the Coalition’s special 7 week run of Laughtrack, featuring live improv comedy ripped from YOUR music.Bring your iPods, iPhones, Zunes, andtunes. Every Friday at 8pm, one audience member’s music collection is put on shuffle and becomes the soundtrack for a totally improvised show featuring an all-star cast of Coalition improvisers. Your slow jams, party anthems, and guilty pleasures guide the action onstage for a show so funny you’d swear it was scripted.This show opens on Nov. 7th and closes on Dec. 26th. http://rvacomedy.com/ $10. Friday, December 5, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

Paula Poundstone at Modlin Center

Friday, December 5, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 5, 2014 at 9:30 p.m. Comedian Paula Poundstone returns to the Modlin Center with her legendary spontaneity in tow. A regular on NPR quiz show, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me, Poundstone is a comedic tour de force armed with razor sharp wit and impeccable timing camouflaged by a casual demeanor. Poundstone can pounce on an audience member with stunning precision and do it in a way that is never pretentious, never mean, always side-splittingly hilarious, and that always leaves the entire crowd smitten. Tickets $20-$44. http://modlin.richmond.edu/events/modlin-arts-presents/paula-poundstone.html. Friday, December 5, 2014, 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM. Crenshaw Way Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

Richmond Craft Mafia presents Handmade Holiday! at Hardywood

It's the annual holiday shop-i-ganza! We're bringing the Richmond Craft Mafia back to Hardywood because we had such a great time with them for Spring Bada-Bing. Invite your friends! Handmade Holiday is an annual indie craft show in Richmond, Virginia that is filled with dozens of the best local, regional, and national indie artists and crafters we can find. Handmade Holiday, presented by the Richmond Craft Mafia, runs from 11am-5pm on Saturday, December 6th, 2014, and will be held at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Open at 2, music at 5:30! With Southern Charm BBQ Company http://www.hardywood.com/content/richmond-craft-mafia-presents-handmade-holiday Click here to view Facebook Event Page https://www.facebook.com/events/874631692555641/. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

Maymont Mansion Holiday Tours

Weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until 1/4/2015 Celebrate the season at Maymont and revel in Victorian holiday splendor! Major and Mrs. Dooley's spectacularly decorated Gilded Age home brings the wonders and festivities of Christmas past to life. Beautiful trimmings on the 12-foot Christmas tree, the opulent dining room set for a feast, evergreen decorations and lavish gifts welcome the season in grand Victorian style. In the Belowstairs area, preparations are underway to make the Dooleys' first Christmas in their new home special for their family and friends - and to put everyone in the holiday spirit! Guided tours (upstairs only) available every half-hour; last tour begins at 4:30pm. Details: http://www.maymont.org/calendar?cid=2&ceid=1683&cerid=5002&cdt=11%2f21%2f2014. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 1700 Hampton St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.maymont.org.

Outdoor Skating Rink at Stony Point Fashion Park

Bring the kids and skate, spin, and glide on Stony Point Fashion Park's Outdoor Skating Rink! Hours vary by day. View rink hours and schedule here: http://www.shopstonypoint.com/skating. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 9200 Stony Point Parkway Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.shopstonypoint.com.

Guided Tour: Men of Iron at American Civil War Center

Before, during and after the Civil War, the Tredegar Iron Works was an important industrial complex. In peacetime, it supplied the vast expansion of the railroad industry; in war it produced the largest number of cannon in the Confederacy. On this tour of the grounds, visitors will learn about the manufacturing of iron, the people who worked here, the historic buildings on site and Tredegar owner Joseph Reid Anderson. Tickets - http://www.tredegar.org/. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. 500 Tredegar St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.tredegar.org.

Dominion GardenFest of Lights 2014 at Lewis Ginter

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 - Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 (Closed Dec. 24 & 25) Nightly 5 - 10 p.m. A Legacy in Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden A holiday tradition featuring more than half-a-million twinkling lights, hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, firepit with s'mores and hot chocolate (for purchase); nightly family activities & more. The region's ultimate holiday extravaganza! $12 adults $11 seniors (age 55+) $8 children (ages 3 - 12) Free for children under age 3 $7: Garden members $5: Child on Garden Details: http://www.lewisginter.org/news/media-room/DominionGardenFestofLights2012.php. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

"A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration" at Firehouse Theater

NOVEMBER 20 – DECEMBER 20, 2014 It’s 1864, and Washington, D.C. is settling down to the coldest Christmas Eve in years. In the White House, President and Mrs. Lincoln plot their gift-giving. On the banks of the Potomac, a young rebel challenges a Union blacksmith’s mercy. In the alleys downtown, an escaped slave loses her daughter just before finding freedom. This musical by Pulitzer Prize–winner Paula Vogel intertwines many lives, showing us that the gladness of one’s heart is the best gift of all. “Artfully weaves historic details into the play [and] pulls it together with economical writing that reflects the poetry of the day.” —Variety “Deep-rooted and ambitious… a fascinating interface of history and fiction… boldly inventive theater, warm and affecting.” —Talkin’ Broadway Details: http://www.firehousetheatre.org/a-civil-war-christmas/. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

"Mame" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

November 21, 2014 – January 11 Starring Broadway’s Emily Skinner and Richmond favorite Desiree Roots-Centeio This lavish musical set in New York during the Great Depression, tells the story of Mame Dennis, an eccentric bohemian woman of wealth whose life is interrupted when the son of her late brother comes to live with her. Through the trials and tribulations of finding and losing love, and the ups and downs of the struggling economy, Mame tries her best to keep up her usual fabulous flair and share it with those around her. Length: Approximately 2+ hours Suggested for ages 8 and up. Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_mame.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"They're Playing Our Song" at Hanover Tavern

November 7, 2014 – January 4 Hanover Tavern Vernon, an award-wining, wisecracking composer, and Sonia, a slightly disorganized offbeat lyricist, come together in hopes of a successful collaboration and fall for each other in the process. This Tony nominated musical makes for an upbeat and entertaining evening filled with laughs, love and catchy tunes that are likely to get stuck in your head. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $40. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_theyre_playing.html. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"We Three Lizas" at Triangle Theater

Nov 19 – Dec 13, 2014 In a wonderful spin on the classic A Christmas Carol, box maker Conrad Ticklebottom's life has hit a block. Once, Conrad and his purple box ignited an entire movement in art and design, but now he finds himself alone, forgotten and teetering on ruin. The holidays bring three magical figures to his door — a trio of Liza Minnelli’s to escort him on a fabulous journey – through what-was, what-could-be and what-the-h*ll – redeeming his lost promise and re-inventing a brand-new man. The fabulous holiday tale of hope, transformation … and the power of Liza! Info - http://www.rtriangle.org/the-season.html. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1300 Altamont Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rtriangle.org.

An Evening with Keith Sykes, Dave McKenney & Matt Hoggatt at Ashland Coffee & Tea

$12 advance; $15 door. Keith Sykes: Singer/songwriter Keith Sykes first surfaced in 1969 with a self-titled LP on Vanguard, followed a year later by 1 2 3; out of the limelight throughout much of the early 1970s, he resurfaced later in the decade playing guitar in Jimmy Buffett’s touring band, also issuing the solo LP The Way That I Feel in 1977. I’m Not Strange, I’m Just Like You followed in 1980, but after releasing It Don’t Hurt to Flirt two years later, Sykes spent the next several years best known as a composer, authoring songs for Buffett, John Prine, the Judds, and others. Signing to Prine’s Oh Boy! label in 1992, he released It’s About Time, his first solo album in close to a decade; Advanced Medication for the Blues followed in 1998. http://www.keithsykes.com/ Dave McKenney: performing songwriter based out of Richmond, Virginia. A regular at many of the local venues in the Richmond, he also travels the Eastern Seaboard from Massachusetts to Key West. A favorite among Parrotheads, his sound len… Saturday, December 6, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

Richmond Symphony Pops: "Let It Snow" at Carpenter Theatre

Kick off your holidays with a concert featuring the sounds of the season! Join the Symphony and the Richmond Symphony Chorus for this annual tradition the whole family will love. Dec. 6 - 8:00pm Dec. 7 - 3:00pm $10-78. Details: http://www.richmondsymphony.com/events_details.asp?id=309. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondsymphony.com.

The Black Keys: Turn Blue World Tour at Coliseum

Live Nation presents Grammy Award-winning duo The Black Keys, comprised of singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney, with their Turn Blue World Tour. Natives of Akron, Ohio, the Black Keys released their debut album in 2002 and have since taken the rock world by storm. American Indy rock musician St. Vincent will open the show. The Black Keys’ new album, Turn Blue, will be released May 13 on Nonesuch Records. Produced by Danger Mouse, Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, Turn Blue features 11 new tracks. The Black Keys will headline the Hangout Festival in Alabama on May 16 before embarking on an extensive European festival tour this summer. This is the eighth full-length album from the duo and follows 2011’s critically and commercially acclaimed El Camino, which also resulted in three awards at the 55th annual Grammy Awards—Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song, and Best Rock Album. The band now has a total of six Grammy Awards including three in 2010 for their breakout, RIAA Platinum album… Saturday, December 6, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 501 N. 7th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondcoliseum.net.

Turbine / Dale and the Zdubs at The Camel

$5. Turbine / Dale and the Zdubs. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 9:00 PM – Sunday, December 7, 2014, 12:00 AM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecamel.org.

Maymont Mansion Holiday Tours

Weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until 1/4/2015 Celebrate the season at Maymont and revel in Victorian holiday splendor! Major and Mrs. Dooley's spectacularly decorated Gilded Age home brings the wonders and festivities of Christmas past to life. Beautiful trimmings on the 12-foot Christmas tree, the opulent dining room set for a feast, evergreen decorations and lavish gifts welcome the season in grand Victorian style. In the Belowstairs area, preparations are underway to make the Dooleys' first Christmas in their new home special for their family and friends - and to put everyone in the holiday spirit! Guided tours (upstairs only) available every half-hour; last tour begins at 4:30pm. Details: http://www.maymont.org/calendar?cid=2&ceid=1683&cerid=5002&cdt=11%2f21%2f2014. Sunday, December 7, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 1700 Hampton St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.maymont.org.

Old-Fashioned Christmas at Maymont

Celebrate a charming, old-fashioned Christmas and experience a tradition enjoyed by generations of families. Victorian ladies and gentlemen graciously welcome you into the Dooleys' home to marvel at the grand Christmas tree and the beautifully decorated formal rooms, to see the gifts and games of 1893 and to stop by the Belowstairs, where holiday preparations abound. Enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides, visits with St. Nick, good food and drink, festive music, a roaring bonfire and special activities that are sure to fill everyone with a merry holiday spirit. Guided mansion tours: $5 per person/$4 members and children 12 and under. Carriage rides: $5 per person/$4 members and children 12 and under. Click here for event details and reservations or call 804-358-7166, ext. 310. http://www.maymont.org/HOLIDAYS. Sunday, December 7, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 1800 Hampton St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.maymont.org.

Outdoor Skating Rink at Stony Point Fashion Park

Bring the kids and skate, spin, and glide on Stony Point Fashion Park's Outdoor Skating Rink! Hours vary by day. View rink hours and schedule here: http://www.shopstonypoint.com/skating. Sunday, December 7, 2014, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 9200 Stony Point Parkway Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.shopstonypoint.com.

"A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration" at Firehouse Theater

NOVEMBER 20 – DECEMBER 20, 2014 It’s 1864, and Washington, D.C. is settling down to the coldest Christmas Eve in years. In the White House, President and Mrs. Lincoln plot their gift-giving. On the banks of the Potomac, a young rebel challenges a Union blacksmith’s mercy. In the alleys downtown, an escaped slave loses her daughter just before finding freedom. This musical by Pulitzer Prize–winner Paula Vogel intertwines many lives, showing us that the gladness of one’s heart is the best gift of all. “Artfully weaves historic details into the play [and] pulls it together with economical writing that reflects the poetry of the day.” —Variety “Deep-rooted and ambitious… a fascinating interface of history and fiction… boldly inventive theater, warm and affecting.” —Talkin’ Broadway Details: http://www.firehousetheatre.org/a-civil-war-christmas/. Sunday, December 7, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

"Mame" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

November 21, 2014 – January 11 Starring Broadway’s Emily Skinner and Richmond favorite Desiree Roots-Centeio This lavish musical set in New York during the Great Depression, tells the story of Mame Dennis, an eccentric bohemian woman of wealth whose life is interrupted when the son of her late brother comes to live with her. Through the trials and tribulations of finding and losing love, and the ups and downs of the struggling economy, Mame tries her best to keep up her usual fabulous flair and share it with those around her. Length: Approximately 2+ hours Suggested for ages 8 and up. Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_mame.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Sunday, December 7, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"They're Playing Our Song" at Hanover Tavern

November 7, 2014 – January 4 Hanover Tavern Vernon, an award-wining, wisecracking composer, and Sonia, a slightly disorganized offbeat lyricist, come together in hopes of a successful collaboration and fall for each other in the process. This Tony nominated musical makes for an upbeat and entertaining evening filled with laughs, love and catchy tunes that are likely to get stuck in your head. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $40. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_theyre_playing.html. Sunday, December 7, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

St. Nick's Party at Maymont

Sunday, December 7, 2-4:30pm, Garden Hall The entire family is sure to enjoy an afternoon of merriment and surprises as St. Nick joins Maymont’s Christmas Fairy to host a party filled with magical wishes, games and crafts, special treats, animal friends and a visit to the enchanting home of Major and Mrs. Dooley. $15 per person. Advanced registration required; register online or call 804-358-7166, ext. 310. http://www.maymont.org/HOLIDAYS. Sunday, December 7, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 1800 Hampton St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.maymont.org.

Richmond Symphony Pops: "Let It Snow" at Carpenter Theatre

Kick off your holidays with a concert featuring the sounds of the season! Join the Symphony and the Richmond Symphony Chorus for this annual tradition the whole family will love. Dec. 6 - 8:00pm Dec. 7 - 3:00pm $10-78. Details: http://www.richmondsymphony.com/events_details.asp?id=309. Sunday, December 7, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondsymphony.com.

"We Three Lizas" at Triangle Theater

Nov 19 – Dec 13, 2014 In a wonderful spin on the classic A Christmas Carol, box maker Conrad Ticklebottom's life has hit a block. Once, Conrad and his purple box ignited an entire movement in art and design, but now he finds himself alone, forgotten and teetering on ruin. The holidays bring three magical figures to his door — a trio of Liza Minnelli’s to escort him on a fabulous journey – through what-was, what-could-be and what-the-h*ll – redeeming his lost promise and re-inventing a brand-new man. The fabulous holiday tale of hope, transformation … and the power of Liza! Info - http://www.rtriangle.org/the-season.html. Sunday, December 7, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 1300 Altamont Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rtriangle.org.

Dominion GardenFest of Lights 2014 at Lewis Ginter

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 - Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 (Closed Dec. 24 & 25) Nightly 5 - 10 p.m. A Legacy in Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden A holiday tradition featuring more than half-a-million twinkling lights, hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, firepit with s'mores and hot chocolate (for purchase); nightly family activities & more. The region's ultimate holiday extravaganza! $12 adults $11 seniors (age 55+) $8 children (ages 3 - 12) Free for children under age 3 $7: Garden members $5: Child on Garden Details: http://www.lewisginter.org/news/media-room/DominionGardenFestofLights2012.php. Sunday, December 7, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Program Winter Concert - FREE - at Carpenter Theater

Free - no ticket required! More information to be announced. http://www.richmondsymphony.com/education.asp. Sunday, December 7, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondsymphony.com.

Bolshoi Ballet: La Bayadère at Modlin Center

When the beautiful dancer Nikiya and the warrior Solor meet in secret, they swear eternal mutual fidelity. However, the High Brahmin, who is also in love with Nikiya, overhears them. He rushes to reveal their secret to the Rajah, who has decided that Solor will marry his beloved daughter Gamzatti. La Bayadère (the word refers to an Indian temple dancer) is a key work in the classical repertoire and this is a magnificent production. The story of impossible love between Nikiya and Solor is set against the backdrop of a lush, mysterious India. Marius Petipa’s choreography, here in a new scenic version by Yuri Grigorovich, is exquisite; the scene known as The Kingdom of the Shades is one of the most celebrated in the history of ballet. Bolshoi principals Svetlana Zakharova and Maria Alexandrova bring the characters of this romantic ballet to life. About Pathe Live's Bolshoi Ballet Pathe Live's Bolshoi Ballet program brings the best Bolshoi Ballet productions direct from the grand Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow… Sunday, December 7, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Crenshaw Way Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

Decide By Friday, Suneater, Die Twice, Industry Standard, and Ashes at The Camel

Free. Decide By Friday, Suneater, Die Twice, Industry Standard, and Ashes. Sunday, December 7, 2014, 9:00 PM – Monday, December 8, 2014, 12:00 AM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecamel.org.

Outdoor Skating Rink at Stony Point Fashion Park

Bring the kids and skate, spin, and glide on Stony Point Fashion Park's Outdoor Skating Rink! Hours vary by day. View rink hours and schedule here: http://www.shopstonypoint.com/skating. Monday, December 8, 2014, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 9200 Stony Point Parkway Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.shopstonypoint.com.

Dominion GardenFest of Lights 2014 at Lewis Ginter

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 - Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 (Closed Dec. 24 & 25) Nightly 5 - 10 p.m. A Legacy in Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden A holiday tradition featuring more than half-a-million twinkling lights, hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, firepit with s'mores and hot chocolate (for purchase); nightly family activities & more. The region's ultimate holiday extravaganza! $12 adults $11 seniors (age 55+) $8 children (ages 3 - 12) Free for children under age 3 $7: Garden members $5: Child on Garden Details: http://www.lewisginter.org/news/media-room/DominionGardenFestofLights2012.php. Monday, December 8, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Maymont Mansion Holiday Tours

Weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until 1/4/2015 Celebrate the season at Maymont and revel in Victorian holiday splendor! Major and Mrs. Dooley's spectacularly decorated Gilded Age home brings the wonders and festivities of Christmas past to life. Beautiful trimmings on the 12-foot Christmas tree, the opulent dining room set for a feast, evergreen decorations and lavish gifts welcome the season in grand Victorian style. In the Belowstairs area, preparations are underway to make the Dooleys' first Christmas in their new home special for their family and friends - and to put everyone in the holiday spirit! Guided tours (upstairs only) available every half-hour; last tour begins at 4:30pm. Details: http://www.maymont.org/calendar?cid=2&ceid=1683&cerid=5002&cdt=11%2f21%2f2014. Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 1700 Hampton St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.maymont.org.

Outdoor Skating Rink at Stony Point Fashion Park

Bring the kids and skate, spin, and glide on Stony Point Fashion Park's Outdoor Skating Rink! Hours vary by day. View rink hours and schedule here: http://www.shopstonypoint.com/skating. Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 9200 Stony Point Parkway Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.shopstonypoint.com.

Dominion GardenFest of Lights 2014 at Lewis Ginter

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 - Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 (Closed Dec. 24 & 25) Nightly 5 - 10 p.m. A Legacy in Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden A holiday tradition featuring more than half-a-million twinkling lights, hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, firepit with s'mores and hot chocolate (for purchase); nightly family activities & more. The region's ultimate holiday extravaganza! $12 adults $11 seniors (age 55+) $8 children (ages 3 - 12) Free for children under age 3 $7: Garden members $5: Child on Garden Details: http://www.lewisginter.org/news/media-room/DominionGardenFestofLights2012.php. Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend at Carpenter Theatre

Dec, 9 - 6:30pm Dec. 10 - 10:30am No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special - so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies! Join the fun and make a memory with your friends and family! Details: http://www.richmondcenterstage.com/event/sesame-street-live-make-new-friend. Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.

Rec Room: Live Local Beats at The Camel

Rec Room: Live Local Beats. Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

DJ Williams Projekt at The Broadberry

$7-$10. DJ Williams Projekt - http://www.djwilliamsmusic.com DJ is the founder of the funky Richmond based band, DJ Williams Projekt; hip-hop/R&B group, The Breaks; acoustic duo, Williams & Jones; and guitarist for San Diego’s critically acclaimed group, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe. Since starting a full time music career in 2001 DJ has toured the globe from small rock venues to large prestigious music festivals in the US, Canada, and Europe. Williams signed a record contract in 2005 with Harmonized Records and later released on his own label, Projekt Records. Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 8:00 PM – Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad Street Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend at Carpenter Theatre

Dec, 9 - 6:30pm Dec. 10 - 10:30am No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special - so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies! Join the fun and make a memory with your friends and family! Details: http://www.richmondcenterstage.com/event/sesame-street-live-make-new-friend. Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.

Maymont Mansion Holiday Tours

Weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until 1/4/2015 Celebrate the season at Maymont and revel in Victorian holiday splendor! Major and Mrs. Dooley's spectacularly decorated Gilded Age home brings the wonders and festivities of Christmas past to life. Beautiful trimmings on the 12-foot Christmas tree, the opulent dining room set for a feast, evergreen decorations and lavish gifts welcome the season in grand Victorian style. In the Belowstairs area, preparations are underway to make the Dooleys' first Christmas in their new home special for their family and friends - and to put everyone in the holiday spirit! Guided tours (upstairs only) available every half-hour; last tour begins at 4:30pm. Details: http://www.maymont.org/calendar?cid=2&ceid=1683&cerid=5002&cdt=11%2f21%2f2014. Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 1700 Hampton St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.maymont.org.

Outdoor Skating Rink at Stony Point Fashion Park

Bring the kids and skate, spin, and glide on Stony Point Fashion Park's Outdoor Skating Rink! Hours vary by day. View rink hours and schedule here: http://www.shopstonypoint.com/skating. Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 9200 Stony Point Parkway Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.shopstonypoint.com.

Dominion GardenFest of Lights 2014 at Lewis Ginter

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 - Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 (Closed Dec. 24 & 25) Nightly 5 - 10 p.m. A Legacy in Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden A holiday tradition featuring more than half-a-million twinkling lights, hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, firepit with s'mores and hot chocolate (for purchase); nightly family activities & more. The region's ultimate holiday extravaganza! $12 adults $11 seniors (age 55+) $8 children (ages 3 - 12) Free for children under age 3 $7: Garden members $5: Child on Garden Details: http://www.lewisginter.org/news/media-room/DominionGardenFestofLights2012.php. Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Cabinet at The Camel

$10 advance. Cabinet - http://www.cabinetmusic.com/ Cabinet is a band with roots firmly planted in the Appalachian tradition. They wear their influences like badges, honoring the canon of roots, bluegrass, country, and folk, weaving these sounds into a patchwork Americana quilt. But this music isn’t romanticizing or rehashing the past. Cabinet makes it mark on today. The steady aim of their harmonies soar straight onto target each time, the soaring vocals giving voice to the story of each song. Their music takes the long way home, treating its listeners like passengers on a ride through scenic back roads. Their live shows are inclusive, celebratory, and community-building. Everyone will want to get on the wagon with Cabinet. Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecamel.org.

Maymont Mansion Holiday Tours

Weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until 1/4/2015 Celebrate the season at Maymont and revel in Victorian holiday splendor! Major and Mrs. Dooley's spectacularly decorated Gilded Age home brings the wonders and festivities of Christmas past to life. Beautiful trimmings on the 12-foot Christmas tree, the opulent dining room set for a feast, evergreen decorations and lavish gifts welcome the season in grand Victorian style. In the Belowstairs area, preparations are underway to make the Dooleys' first Christmas in their new home special for their family and friends - and to put everyone in the holiday spirit! Guided tours (upstairs only) available every half-hour; last tour begins at 4:30pm. Details: http://www.maymont.org/calendar?cid=2&ceid=1683&cerid=5002&cdt=11%2f21%2f2014. Thursday, December 11, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 1700 Hampton St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.maymont.org.

Outdoor Skating Rink at Stony Point Fashion Park

Bring the kids and skate, spin, and glide on Stony Point Fashion Park's Outdoor Skating Rink! Hours vary by day. View rink hours and schedule here: http://www.shopstonypoint.com/skating. Thursday, December 11, 2014, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 9200 Stony Point Parkway Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.shopstonypoint.com.

Dominion GardenFest of Lights 2014 at Lewis Ginter

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 - Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 (Closed Dec. 24 & 25) Nightly 5 - 10 p.m. A Legacy in Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden A holiday tradition featuring more than half-a-million twinkling lights, hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, firepit with s'mores and hot chocolate (for purchase); nightly family activities & more. The region's ultimate holiday extravaganza! $12 adults $11 seniors (age 55+) $8 children (ages 3 - 12) Free for children under age 3 $7: Garden members $5: Child on Garden Details: http://www.lewisginter.org/news/media-room/DominionGardenFestofLights2012.php. Thursday, December 11, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Jazz Cafe at VMFA: Sharon Rae North

Groove to an eclectic mix of jazz ensembles every Thursday, 6 – 9 pm, at VMFA's Best Café. The Jazz Café is presented to the public by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, in conjunction with the Richmond Jazz Society, free of charge! Light fare and beverages available for sale. Nov 20 TONYA LAZENBY-JACKSON TRIO Contemporary jazz and smooth hits with vocalist/keyboardist Tonya Lazenby-Jackson. Nov 28 NOTE: Friday performance because of Thanksgiving BAN CARIBE Ban Caribe is the region’s premier Caribbean band playing Afro-Cuban beats with jazz and R&B soul. Dec 4 J. SMITH QUARTET Enjoy Bossa Nova, jazz and Latin music — from classic to contemporary, plus original compositions. Dec 11 SHARON RAE NORTH An eclectic mix of jazz standards, smooth jazz, and contemporary songs with a jazzed-up flavor. Dec 18 BRIAN JONES QUARTET Originals and jazz standards from the early-1960s and beyond. Dec 26 NOTE: Friday performance because of Christmas. RUDY FAULKNER Holiday cheer with a Caribbe… Thursday, December 11, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vmfa.state.va.us.

"A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration" at Firehouse Theater

NOVEMBER 20 – DECEMBER 20, 2014 It’s 1864, and Washington, D.C. is settling down to the coldest Christmas Eve in years. In the White House, President and Mrs. Lincoln plot their gift-giving. On the banks of the Potomac, a young rebel challenges a Union blacksmith’s mercy. In the alleys downtown, an escaped slave loses her daughter just before finding freedom. This musical by Pulitzer Prize–winner Paula Vogel intertwines many lives, showing us that the gladness of one’s heart is the best gift of all. “Artfully weaves historic details into the play [and] pulls it together with economical writing that reflects the poetry of the day.” —Variety “Deep-rooted and ambitious… a fascinating interface of history and fiction… boldly inventive theater, warm and affecting.” —Talkin’ Broadway Details: http://www.firehousetheatre.org/a-civil-war-christmas/. Thursday, December 11, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

"Mame" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

November 21, 2014 – January 11 Starring Broadway’s Emily Skinner and Richmond favorite Desiree Roots-Centeio This lavish musical set in New York during the Great Depression, tells the story of Mame Dennis, an eccentric bohemian woman of wealth whose life is interrupted when the son of her late brother comes to live with her. Through the trials and tribulations of finding and losing love, and the ups and downs of the struggling economy, Mame tries her best to keep up her usual fabulous flair and share it with those around her. Length: Approximately 2+ hours Suggested for ages 8 and up. Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_mame.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Thursday, December 11, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"They're Playing Our Song" at Hanover Tavern

November 7, 2014 – January 4 Hanover Tavern Vernon, an award-wining, wisecracking composer, and Sonia, a slightly disorganized offbeat lyricist, come together in hopes of a successful collaboration and fall for each other in the process. This Tony nominated musical makes for an upbeat and entertaining evening filled with laughs, love and catchy tunes that are likely to get stuck in your head. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $40. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_theyre_playing.html. Thursday, December 11, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"We Three Lizas" at Triangle Theater

Nov 19 – Dec 13, 2014 In a wonderful spin on the classic A Christmas Carol, box maker Conrad Ticklebottom's life has hit a block. Once, Conrad and his purple box ignited an entire movement in art and design, but now he finds himself alone, forgotten and teetering on ruin. The holidays bring three magical figures to his door — a trio of Liza Minnelli’s to escort him on a fabulous journey – through what-was, what-could-be and what-the-h*ll – redeeming his lost promise and re-inventing a brand-new man. The fabulous holiday tale of hope, transformation … and the power of Liza! Info - http://www.rtriangle.org/the-season.html. Thursday, December 11, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1300 Altamont Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rtriangle.org.

Tedeschi Trucks Band at Carpenter Theatre

In just three years, Tedeschi Trucks Band -- the 11-member collective led by husband-wife duo Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi -- has taken its roots-rich musical mix to audiences across the globe and become a proven powerhouse on stage. Driven by Trucks' signature slide-guitar sound and Tedeschi's honey-to-husk voice, Tedeschi Trucks Band delivers an electrifying blend of blues, soul, jazz, and rock drawing from an ever-evolving song list. Debuting big with Revelator landing a Best Blues Album Grammy as well as a Blues Music Award for Album of the Year, Tedeschi Trucks Band continued that momentum with 2012's dynamic live follow-up, Everybody’s Talkin’ showing why it is regarded by critics and fans as one of the most superb concert acts around. The group is now touring North America behind the release of its second studio effort, Made Up Mind --which entered Billboard's top 200 at #11 and was hailed by Rolling Stone as “equal parts Stax and Muscle Shoals without dilution of either." $35-$80. Details:… Thursday, December 11, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.

Maymont Mansion Holiday Tours

Weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until 1/4/2015 Celebrate the season at Maymont and revel in Victorian holiday splendor! Major and Mrs. Dooley's spectacularly decorated Gilded Age home brings the wonders and festivities of Christmas past to life. Beautiful trimmings on the 12-foot Christmas tree, the opulent dining room set for a feast, evergreen decorations and lavish gifts welcome the season in grand Victorian style. In the Belowstairs area, preparations are underway to make the Dooleys' first Christmas in their new home special for their family and friends - and to put everyone in the holiday spirit! Guided tours (upstairs only) available every half-hour; last tour begins at 4:30pm. Details: http://www.maymont.org/calendar?cid=2&ceid=1683&cerid=5002&cdt=11%2f21%2f2014. Friday, December 12, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 1700 Hampton St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.maymont.org.

Outdoor Skating Rink at Stony Point Fashion Park

Bring the kids and skate, spin, and glide on Stony Point Fashion Park's Outdoor Skating Rink! Hours vary by day. View rink hours and schedule here: http://www.shopstonypoint.com/skating. Friday, December 12, 2014, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 9200 Stony Point Parkway Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.shopstonypoint.com.

Beers & Banjos: The Beer Ticks at The Camel

Free. Friday, December 12, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Friday Art & Wine / Wine Tasting at VMFA

Now you have more reasons to hang out at VMFA on Friday nights! Head to the museum and enjoy discounted beverages and free half-hour gallery tours at 7 and 7:30 pm. On the first Friday of each month, check out our First Fridays entertainment, too. Connect with newcomers to Richmond and those new to the arts scene as you make new social and professional contacts. You'll enjoy delicious café cuisine as well as discounted beverages and guided art tours as part of Friday Art & Wine. Taste different wines from around the world — reds, whites, sparkling, and more. Refine your palate and learn about different winemaking regions from a variety of wine experts, who will be available for discussion and questions. Also enjoy discounted beverages and guided tours as part of Friday Art & Wine. Details: http://vmfa.museum/calendar/events/wine-tasting/. Friday, December 12, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Dominion GardenFest of Lights 2014 at Lewis Ginter

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 - Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 (Closed Dec. 24 & 25) Nightly 5 - 10 p.m. A Legacy in Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden A holiday tradition featuring more than half-a-million twinkling lights, hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, firepit with s'mores and hot chocolate (for purchase); nightly family activities & more. The region's ultimate holiday extravaganza! $12 adults $11 seniors (age 55+) $8 children (ages 3 - 12) Free for children under age 3 $7: Garden members $5: Child on Garden Details: http://www.lewisginter.org/news/media-room/DominionGardenFestofLights2012.php. Friday, December 12, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Maymont by Moonlight

Enjoy an enchanting holiday evening at Maymont…by moonlight! Elegantly costumed Victorian ladies and gentlemen welcome you to the home of Major and Mrs. James H. Dooley to witness the excitement of Christmas 1893. The Dooleys' gracious family, guests and domestic staff bring to life the busy preparations for a special celebration - the first Christmas in their new home. A horse-drawn carriage ride under the stars, seasonal refreshments and joyful carol singing by the bonfire make this an evening to remember! $28 per person/$22 members. Reservations required. Register online or call 804-358-7166, ext. 329.. http://www.maymont.org/HOLIDAYS. Friday, December 12, 2014, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 1800 Hampton St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.maymont.org.

Tony DeSare: We’ve Got a World That Swings at Gottwald Playhouse

Dec. 12 - 7:00pm Dec. 13 - 2:00pm & 7:00pm Join Tony DeSare, acclaimed singer/pianist/songwriter, who returns to CenterStage to entertain audiences with some of the most memorable songs from a century of pop music. From Sinatra to Prince, Gershwin to Springsteen to some of Tony's award winning original songs, get prepared for an intimate performance of great songs, virtuosic piano playing and dynamic vocals from Tony DeSare. $33-$38. Details: http://www.richmondcenterstage.com/event/tony-desare-we-ve-got-world-swings. Friday, December 12, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.

"A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration" at Firehouse Theater

NOVEMBER 20 – DECEMBER 20, 2014 It’s 1864, and Washington, D.C. is settling down to the coldest Christmas Eve in years. In the White House, President and Mrs. Lincoln plot their gift-giving. On the banks of the Potomac, a young rebel challenges a Union blacksmith’s mercy. In the alleys downtown, an escaped slave loses her daughter just before finding freedom. This musical by Pulitzer Prize–winner Paula Vogel intertwines many lives, showing us that the gladness of one’s heart is the best gift of all. “Artfully weaves historic details into the play [and] pulls it together with economical writing that reflects the poetry of the day.” —Variety “Deep-rooted and ambitious… a fascinating interface of history and fiction… boldly inventive theater, warm and affecting.” —Talkin’ Broadway Details: http://www.firehousetheatre.org/a-civil-war-christmas/. Friday, December 12, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

"Mame" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

November 21, 2014 – January 11 Starring Broadway’s Emily Skinner and Richmond favorite Desiree Roots-Centeio This lavish musical set in New York during the Great Depression, tells the story of Mame Dennis, an eccentric bohemian woman of wealth whose life is interrupted when the son of her late brother comes to live with her. Through the trials and tribulations of finding and losing love, and the ups and downs of the struggling economy, Mame tries her best to keep up her usual fabulous flair and share it with those around her. Length: Approximately 2+ hours Suggested for ages 8 and up. Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_mame.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Friday, December 12, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"They're Playing Our Song" at Hanover Tavern

November 7, 2014 – January 4 Hanover Tavern Vernon, an award-wining, wisecracking composer, and Sonia, a slightly disorganized offbeat lyricist, come together in hopes of a successful collaboration and fall for each other in the process. This Tony nominated musical makes for an upbeat and entertaining evening filled with laughs, love and catchy tunes that are likely to get stuck in your head. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $40. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_theyre_playing.html. Friday, December 12, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"We Three Lizas" at Triangle Theater

Nov 19 – Dec 13, 2014 In a wonderful spin on the classic A Christmas Carol, box maker Conrad Ticklebottom's life has hit a block. Once, Conrad and his purple box ignited an entire movement in art and design, but now he finds himself alone, forgotten and teetering on ruin. The holidays bring three magical figures to his door — a trio of Liza Minnelli’s to escort him on a fabulous journey – through what-was, what-could-be and what-the-h*ll – redeeming his lost promise and re-inventing a brand-new man. The fabulous holiday tale of hope, transformation … and the power of Liza! Info - http://www.rtriangle.org/the-season.html. Friday, December 12, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1300 Altamont Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rtriangle.org.

Cabinet at The Camel

Corey Harris Band - http://www.corey-harris.com/band/ Corey Harris was born in Denver, Colorado to parents from Texas and Kentucky. He is a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and band leader who has carved out his own niche in blues. A powerful singer and accomplished guitarist, he has appeared at venues throughout the North America, Europe, Brazil, The Caribbean, West Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. He began his career as a New Orleans street singer, travelling throughout the southern U.S. In his early twenties he lived in Cameroon, West Africa for a year, which had a profound effect on his later work. He has recorded many old songs of the blues tradition while also creating an original vision of the blues by adding influences from reggae, soul, rock and West African music. His 1995 recording, Between Midnight and Day, is a tribute to the tradition of acoustic blues. Subsequent recordings, such as Greens From the Garden (1999), Mississippi to Mali (2003), and Daily Bread (2005) show Harris’ matur… Friday, December 12, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecamel.org.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: Laughtrack

Don’t miss the the Coalition’s special 7 week run of Laughtrack, featuring live improv comedy ripped from YOUR music.Bring your iPods, iPhones, Zunes, andtunes. Every Friday at 8pm, one audience member’s music collection is put on shuffle and becomes the soundtrack for a totally improvised show featuring an all-star cast of Coalition improvisers. Your slow jams, party anthems, and guilty pleasures guide the action onstage for a show so funny you’d swear it was scripted.This show opens on Nov. 7th and closes on Dec. 26th. http://rvacomedy.com/ $10. Friday, December 12, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

Maymont Mansion Holiday Tours

Weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until 1/4/2015 Celebrate the season at Maymont and revel in Victorian holiday splendor! Major and Mrs. Dooley's spectacularly decorated Gilded Age home brings the wonders and festivities of Christmas past to life. Beautiful trimmings on the 12-foot Christmas tree, the opulent dining room set for a feast, evergreen decorations and lavish gifts welcome the season in grand Victorian style. In the Belowstairs area, preparations are underway to make the Dooleys' first Christmas in their new home special for their family and friends - and to put everyone in the holiday spirit! Guided tours (upstairs only) available every half-hour; last tour begins at 4:30pm. Details: http://www.maymont.org/calendar?cid=2&ceid=1683&cerid=5002&cdt=11%2f21%2f2014. Saturday, December 13, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 1700 Hampton St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.maymont.org.

Outdoor Skating Rink at Stony Point Fashion Park

Bring the kids and skate, spin, and glide on Stony Point Fashion Park's Outdoor Skating Rink! Hours vary by day. View rink hours and schedule here: http://www.shopstonypoint.com/skating. Saturday, December 13, 2014, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 9200 Stony Point Parkway Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.shopstonypoint.com.

Tony DeSare: We’ve Got a World That Swings at Gottwald Playhouse

Dec. 12 - 7:00pm Dec. 13 - 2:00pm & 7:00pm Join Tony DeSare, acclaimed singer/pianist/songwriter, who returns to CenterStage to entertain audiences with some of the most memorable songs from a century of pop music. From Sinatra to Prince, Gershwin to Springsteen to some of Tony's award winning original songs, get prepared for an intimate performance of great songs, virtuosic piano playing and dynamic vocals from Tony DeSare. $33-$38. Details: http://www.richmondcenterstage.com/event/tony-desare-we-ve-got-world-swings. Saturday, December 13, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.

Dominion GardenFest of Lights 2014 at Lewis Ginter

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 - Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 (Closed Dec. 24 & 25) Nightly 5 - 10 p.m. A Legacy in Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden A holiday tradition featuring more than half-a-million twinkling lights, hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, firepit with s'mores and hot chocolate (for purchase); nightly family activities & more. The region's ultimate holiday extravaganza! $12 adults $11 seniors (age 55+) $8 children (ages 3 - 12) Free for children under age 3 $7: Garden members $5: Child on Garden Details: http://www.lewisginter.org/news/media-room/DominionGardenFestofLights2012.php. Saturday, December 13, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Tony DeSare: We’ve Got a World That Swings at Gottwald Playhouse

Dec. 12 - 7:00pm Dec. 13 - 2:00pm & 7:00pm Join Tony DeSare, acclaimed singer/pianist/songwriter, who returns to CenterStage to entertain audiences with some of the most memorable songs from a century of pop music. From Sinatra to Prince, Gershwin to Springsteen to some of Tony's award winning original songs, get prepared for an intimate performance of great songs, virtuosic piano playing and dynamic vocals from Tony DeSare. $33-$38. Details: http://www.richmondcenterstage.com/event/tony-desare-we-ve-got-world-swings. Saturday, December 13, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.

Jerry Seinfeld at Altria Theater

Entertainment icon Jerry Seinfeld's comedy career took off after his first appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1981. Eight years later, he teamed up with fellow comedian Larry David to create what was to become the most successful comedy series in the history of television: Seinfeld. The show ran on NBC for nine seasons, winning numerous Emmy, Golden Globe and People's Choice awards, and was named the greatest television show of all time in 2009 by TV Guide. Seinfeld has also starred in, written and produced movies (Comedian, Bee Movie), directed and produced a Broadway hit (Colin Quinn Long Story Short), and even wrote a best-selling book (Seinlanguage) and a children's book (Halloween). $50-$150. Details: http://www.altriatheater.com/events/detail/seinfeld. Saturday, December 13, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 6 N. Laurel St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.altriatheater.com.

Richmond Symphony: Handel’s "Messiah" at Carpenter Theatre

For generations, Richmonders have been delighted by this magnificent holiday classic. Don't miss the Richmond Symphony Chorus performing Handel's "Messiah." $10-78. Details: http://www.richmondsymphony.com/events_details.asp?id=321. Saturday, December 13, 2014, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondsymphony.com.

"A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration" at Firehouse Theater

NOVEMBER 20 – DECEMBER 20, 2014 It’s 1864, and Washington, D.C. is settling down to the coldest Christmas Eve in years. In the White House, President and Mrs. Lincoln plot their gift-giving. On the banks of the Potomac, a young rebel challenges a Union blacksmith’s mercy. In the alleys downtown, an escaped slave loses her daughter just before finding freedom. This musical by Pulitzer Prize–winner Paula Vogel intertwines many lives, showing us that the gladness of one’s heart is the best gift of all. “Artfully weaves historic details into the play [and] pulls it together with economical writing that reflects the poetry of the day.” —Variety “Deep-rooted and ambitious… a fascinating interface of history and fiction… boldly inventive theater, warm and affecting.” —Talkin’ Broadway Details: http://www.firehousetheatre.org/a-civil-war-christmas/. Saturday, December 13, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

"Mame" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

November 21, 2014 – January 11 Starring Broadway’s Emily Skinner and Richmond favorite Desiree Roots-Centeio This lavish musical set in New York during the Great Depression, tells the story of Mame Dennis, an eccentric bohemian woman of wealth whose life is interrupted when the son of her late brother comes to live with her. Through the trials and tribulations of finding and losing love, and the ups and downs of the struggling economy, Mame tries her best to keep up her usual fabulous flair and share it with those around her. Length: Approximately 2+ hours Suggested for ages 8 and up. Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_mame.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Saturday, December 13, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"They're Playing Our Song" at Hanover Tavern

November 7, 2014 – January 4 Hanover Tavern Vernon, an award-wining, wisecracking composer, and Sonia, a slightly disorganized offbeat lyricist, come together in hopes of a successful collaboration and fall for each other in the process. This Tony nominated musical makes for an upbeat and entertaining evening filled with laughs, love and catchy tunes that are likely to get stuck in your head. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $40. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_theyre_playing.html. Saturday, December 13, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"We Three Lizas" at Triangle Theater

Nov 19 – Dec 13, 2014 In a wonderful spin on the classic A Christmas Carol, box maker Conrad Ticklebottom's life has hit a block. Once, Conrad and his purple box ignited an entire movement in art and design, but now he finds himself alone, forgotten and teetering on ruin. The holidays bring three magical figures to his door — a trio of Liza Minnelli’s to escort him on a fabulous journey – through what-was, what-could-be and what-the-h*ll – redeeming his lost promise and re-inventing a brand-new man. The fabulous holiday tale of hope, transformation … and the power of Liza! Info - http://www.rtriangle.org/the-season.html. Saturday, December 13, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1300 Altamont Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rtriangle.org.

Carbon Leaf at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM TICKETS ON SALE AUGUST 15 AT 10AM $16 ADV | $20 DOS Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/carbon-leaf-2. Saturday, December 13, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Bio Ritmo at The Camel

Bio Ritmo: http://www.bioritmo.com $7. Bio Ritmo is passionately, unwaveringly salsa. Veteran Fania Records studio engineer Jon Fausty adds extra polish, which makes Alvarez's voice ring like a bell. Bio Ritmo's cyborg-strong musicianship inspires vigorous dancing and makes Biónico one of this year's best Latin releases. "- San Francisco Bay Guardian. Saturday, December 13, 2014, 9:00 PM – Sunday, December 14, 2014, 12:00 AM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecamel.org.

Maymont Mansion Holiday Tours

Weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until 1/4/2015 Celebrate the season at Maymont and revel in Victorian holiday splendor! Major and Mrs. Dooley's spectacularly decorated Gilded Age home brings the wonders and festivities of Christmas past to life. Beautiful trimmings on the 12-foot Christmas tree, the opulent dining room set for a feast, evergreen decorations and lavish gifts welcome the season in grand Victorian style. In the Belowstairs area, preparations are underway to make the Dooleys' first Christmas in their new home special for their family and friends - and to put everyone in the holiday spirit! Guided tours (upstairs only) available every half-hour; last tour begins at 4:30pm. Details: http://www.maymont.org/calendar?cid=2&ceid=1683&cerid=5002&cdt=11%2f21%2f2014. Sunday, December 14, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 1700 Hampton St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.maymont.org.

Outdoor Skating Rink at Stony Point Fashion Park

Bring the kids and skate, spin, and glide on Stony Point Fashion Park's Outdoor Skating Rink! Hours vary by day. View rink hours and schedule here: http://www.shopstonypoint.com/skating. Sunday, December 14, 2014, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 9200 Stony Point Parkway Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.shopstonypoint.com.

"A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration" at Firehouse Theater

NOVEMBER 20 – DECEMBER 20, 2014 It’s 1864, and Washington, D.C. is settling down to the coldest Christmas Eve in years. In the White House, President and Mrs. Lincoln plot their gift-giving. On the banks of the Potomac, a young rebel challenges a Union blacksmith’s mercy. In the alleys downtown, an escaped slave loses her daughter just before finding freedom. This musical by Pulitzer Prize–winner Paula Vogel intertwines many lives, showing us that the gladness of one’s heart is the best gift of all. “Artfully weaves historic details into the play [and] pulls it together with economical writing that reflects the poetry of the day.” —Variety “Deep-rooted and ambitious… a fascinating interface of history and fiction… boldly inventive theater, warm and affecting.” —Talkin’ Broadway Details: http://www.firehousetheatre.org/a-civil-war-christmas/. Sunday, December 14, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

"Mame" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

November 21, 2014 – January 11 Starring Broadway’s Emily Skinner and Richmond favorite Desiree Roots-Centeio This lavish musical set in New York during the Great Depression, tells the story of Mame Dennis, an eccentric bohemian woman of wealth whose life is interrupted when the son of her late brother comes to live with her. Through the trials and tribulations of finding and losing love, and the ups and downs of the struggling economy, Mame tries her best to keep up her usual fabulous flair and share it with those around her. Length: Approximately 2+ hours Suggested for ages 8 and up. Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_mame.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Sunday, December 14, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"They're Playing Our Song" at Hanover Tavern

November 7, 2014 – January 4 Hanover Tavern Vernon, an award-wining, wisecracking composer, and Sonia, a slightly disorganized offbeat lyricist, come together in hopes of a successful collaboration and fall for each other in the process. This Tony nominated musical makes for an upbeat and entertaining evening filled with laughs, love and catchy tunes that are likely to get stuck in your head. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $40. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_theyre_playing.html. Sunday, December 14, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

NT Live: John at Modlin Center

Internationally renowned DV8 Physical Theatre bring their powerful new production to the National Theatre. DV8 Physical Theatre has produced 18 highly acclaimed dance-theatre works and four films for television, which have garnered over 50 national and international awards. The company’s new production, JOHN, authentically depicts real-life stories, combining movement and spoken word to create an intense and moving theatrical experience. Lloyd Newson, DV8’s Artistic Director, interviewed more than 50 men asking them frank questions, initially about love and sex. One of those men was John. What emerged was a story that is both extraordinary and touching. Years of crime, drug use and struggling to survive lead John on a search in which his life converges with others, in an unexpected place, unknown by most. Don’t miss this eagerly anticipated new production, broadcast live from the National Theatre. About National Theatre of London Live The groundbreaking series National Theatre Live brings t… Sunday, December 14, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Crenshaw Way Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

Dominion GardenFest of Lights 2014 at Lewis Ginter

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 - Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 (Closed Dec. 24 & 25) Nightly 5 - 10 p.m. A Legacy in Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden A holiday tradition featuring more than half-a-million twinkling lights, hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, firepit with s'mores and hot chocolate (for purchase); nightly family activities & more. The region's ultimate holiday extravaganza! $12 adults $11 seniors (age 55+) $8 children (ages 3 - 12) Free for children under age 3 $7: Garden members $5: Child on Garden Details: http://www.lewisginter.org/news/media-room/DominionGardenFestofLights2012.php. Sunday, December 14, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Shane Cooley, Matt Conner, Paulo Franco and Toano at The Camel

Free. Shane Cooley, Matt Conner, Paulo Franco and Toano. Sunday, December 14, 2014, 9:00 PM – Monday, December 15, 2014, 12:00 AM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecamel.org.

Outdoor Skating Rink at Stony Point Fashion Park

Bring the kids and skate, spin, and glide on Stony Point Fashion Park's Outdoor Skating Rink! Hours vary by day. View rink hours and schedule here: http://www.shopstonypoint.com/skating. Monday, December 15, 2014, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 9200 Stony Point Parkway Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.shopstonypoint.com.

Dominion GardenFest of Lights 2014 at Lewis Ginter

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 - Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 (Closed Dec. 24 & 25) Nightly 5 - 10 p.m. A Legacy in Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden A holiday tradition featuring more than half-a-million twinkling lights, hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, firepit with s'mores and hot chocolate (for purchase); nightly family activities & more. The region's ultimate holiday extravaganza! $12 adults $11 seniors (age 55+) $8 children (ages 3 - 12) Free for children under age 3 $7: Garden members $5: Child on Garden Details: http://www.lewisginter.org/news/media-room/DominionGardenFestofLights2012.php. Monday, December 15, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Au Revoir and Shy, Low at The Camel

Au Revoir and Shy, Low. Monday, December 15, 2014, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Maymont Mansion Holiday Tours

Weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until 1/4/2015 Celebrate the season at Maymont and revel in Victorian holiday splendor! Major and Mrs. Dooley's spectacularly decorated Gilded Age home brings the wonders and festivities of Christmas past to life. Beautiful trimmings on the 12-foot Christmas tree, the opulent dining room set for a feast, evergreen decorations and lavish gifts welcome the season in grand Victorian style. In the Belowstairs area, preparations are underway to make the Dooleys' first Christmas in their new home special for their family and friends - and to put everyone in the holiday spirit! Guided tours (upstairs only) available every half-hour; last tour begins at 4:30pm. Details: http://www.maymont.org/calendar?cid=2&ceid=1683&cerid=5002&cdt=11%2f21%2f2014. Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 1700 Hampton St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.maymont.org.

Outdoor Skating Rink at Stony Point Fashion Park

Bring the kids and skate, spin, and glide on Stony Point Fashion Park's Outdoor Skating Rink! Hours vary by day. View rink hours and schedule here: http://www.shopstonypoint.com/skating. Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 9200 Stony Point Parkway Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.shopstonypoint.com.

Dominion GardenFest of Lights 2014 at Lewis Ginter

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 - Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 (Closed Dec. 24 & 25) Nightly 5 - 10 p.m. A Legacy in Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden A holiday tradition featuring more than half-a-million twinkling lights, hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, firepit with s'mores and hot chocolate (for purchase); nightly family activities & more. The region's ultimate holiday extravaganza! $12 adults $11 seniors (age 55+) $8 children (ages 3 - 12) Free for children under age 3 $7: Garden members $5: Child on Garden Details: http://www.lewisginter.org/news/media-room/DominionGardenFestofLights2012.php. Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Singer Songwriter Showcase at The Camel

Come out for another showcase featuring smashing Richmond acts It will start right at 7:30pm so don't be late! Sets will be 20 minutes each with some give and take and as always, its FREE!!! Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Maymont Mansion Holiday Tours

Weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until 1/4/2015 Celebrate the season at Maymont and revel in Victorian holiday splendor! Major and Mrs. Dooley's spectacularly decorated Gilded Age home brings the wonders and festivities of Christmas past to life. Beautiful trimmings on the 12-foot Christmas tree, the opulent dining room set for a feast, evergreen decorations and lavish gifts welcome the season in grand Victorian style. In the Belowstairs area, preparations are underway to make the Dooleys' first Christmas in their new home special for their family and friends - and to put everyone in the holiday spirit! Guided tours (upstairs only) available every half-hour; last tour begins at 4:30pm. Details: http://www.maymont.org/calendar?cid=2&ceid=1683&cerid=5002&cdt=11%2f21%2f2014. Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 1700 Hampton St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.maymont.org.

Outdoor Skating Rink at Stony Point Fashion Park

Bring the kids and skate, spin, and glide on Stony Point Fashion Park's Outdoor Skating Rink! Hours vary by day. View rink hours and schedule here: http://www.shopstonypoint.com/skating. Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 9200 Stony Point Parkway Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.shopstonypoint.com.

Dominion GardenFest of Lights 2014 at Lewis Ginter

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 - Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 (Closed Dec. 24 & 25) Nightly 5 - 10 p.m. A Legacy in Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden A holiday tradition featuring more than half-a-million twinkling lights, hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, firepit with s'mores and hot chocolate (for purchase); nightly family activities & more. The region's ultimate holiday extravaganza! $12 adults $11 seniors (age 55+) $8 children (ages 3 - 12) Free for children under age 3 $7: Garden members $5: Child on Garden Details: http://www.lewisginter.org/news/media-room/DominionGardenFestofLights2012.php. Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Maymont Mansion Holiday Tours

Weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until 1/4/2015 Celebrate the season at Maymont and revel in Victorian holiday splendor! Major and Mrs. Dooley's spectacularly decorated Gilded Age home brings the wonders and festivities of Christmas past to life. Beautiful trimmings on the 12-foot Christmas tree, the opulent dining room set for a feast, evergreen decorations and lavish gifts welcome the season in grand Victorian style. In the Belowstairs area, preparations are underway to make the Dooleys' first Christmas in their new home special for their family and friends - and to put everyone in the holiday spirit! Guided tours (upstairs only) available every half-hour; last tour begins at 4:30pm. Details: http://www.maymont.org/calendar?cid=2&ceid=1683&cerid=5002&cdt=11%2f21%2f2014. Thursday, December 18, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 1700 Hampton St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.maymont.org.

Outdoor Skating Rink at Stony Point Fashion Park

Bring the kids and skate, spin, and glide on Stony Point Fashion Park's Outdoor Skating Rink! Hours vary by day. View rink hours and schedule here: http://www.shopstonypoint.com/skating. Thursday, December 18, 2014, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 9200 Stony Point Parkway Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.shopstonypoint.com.

Dominion GardenFest of Lights 2014 at Lewis Ginter

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 - Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 (Closed Dec. 24 & 25) Nightly 5 - 10 p.m. A Legacy in Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden A holiday tradition featuring more than half-a-million twinkling lights, hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, firepit with s'mores and hot chocolate (for purchase); nightly family activities & more. The region's ultimate holiday extravaganza! $12 adults $11 seniors (age 55+) $8 children (ages 3 - 12) Free for children under age 3 $7: Garden members $5: Child on Garden Details: http://www.lewisginter.org/news/media-room/DominionGardenFestofLights2012.php. Thursday, December 18, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Jazz Cafe at VMFA: Brian Jones Quartet

Groove to an eclectic mix of jazz ensembles every Thursday, 6 – 9 pm, at VMFA's Best Café. The Jazz Café is presented to the public by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, in conjunction with the Richmond Jazz Society, free of charge! Light fare and beverages available for sale. Nov 20 TONYA LAZENBY-JACKSON TRIO Contemporary jazz and smooth hits with vocalist/keyboardist Tonya Lazenby-Jackson. Nov 28 NOTE: Friday performance because of Thanksgiving BAN CARIBE Ban Caribe is the region’s premier Caribbean band playing Afro-Cuban beats with jazz and R&B soul. Dec 4 J. SMITH QUARTET Enjoy Bossa Nova, jazz and Latin music — from classic to contemporary, plus original compositions. Dec 11 SHARON RAE NORTH An eclectic mix of jazz standards, smooth jazz, and contemporary songs with a jazzed-up flavor. Dec 18 BRIAN JONES QUARTET Originals and jazz standards from the early-1960s and beyond. Dec 26 NOTE: Friday performance because of Christmas. RUDY FAULKNER Holiday cheer with a Caribbe… Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vmfa.state.va.us.

Poetry & Jazz Tasting at C'est Le Vin Art & Wine Gallery

Join us again for vino and verse at local Shockoe hotspot C'est Le Vin. We'll get a "taste" of both new and established area poets, set off by C'est le Vin's enticing wine selection, gourmet delectables & gorgeous art exhibits. Super64 will be on hand to jazz up the affair. Don't miss it! http://bit.ly/rivercitypoetry. Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 15 N. 17th St. Richmond, VA.

"A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration" at Firehouse Theater

NOVEMBER 20 – DECEMBER 20, 2014 It’s 1864, and Washington, D.C. is settling down to the coldest Christmas Eve in years. In the White House, President and Mrs. Lincoln plot their gift-giving. On the banks of the Potomac, a young rebel challenges a Union blacksmith’s mercy. In the alleys downtown, an escaped slave loses her daughter just before finding freedom. This musical by Pulitzer Prize–winner Paula Vogel intertwines many lives, showing us that the gladness of one’s heart is the best gift of all. “Artfully weaves historic details into the play [and] pulls it together with economical writing that reflects the poetry of the day.” —Variety “Deep-rooted and ambitious… a fascinating interface of history and fiction… boldly inventive theater, warm and affecting.” —Talkin’ Broadway Details: http://www.firehousetheatre.org/a-civil-war-christmas/. Thursday, December 18, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

"Mame" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

November 21, 2014 – January 11 Starring Broadway’s Emily Skinner and Richmond favorite Desiree Roots-Centeio This lavish musical set in New York during the Great Depression, tells the story of Mame Dennis, an eccentric bohemian woman of wealth whose life is interrupted when the son of her late brother comes to live with her. Through the trials and tribulations of finding and losing love, and the ups and downs of the struggling economy, Mame tries her best to keep up her usual fabulous flair and share it with those around her. Length: Approximately 2+ hours Suggested for ages 8 and up. Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_mame.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Thursday, December 18, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"They're Playing Our Song" at Hanover Tavern

November 7, 2014 – January 4 Hanover Tavern Vernon, an award-wining, wisecracking composer, and Sonia, a slightly disorganized offbeat lyricist, come together in hopes of a successful collaboration and fall for each other in the process. This Tony nominated musical makes for an upbeat and entertaining evening filled with laughs, love and catchy tunes that are likely to get stuck in your head. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $40. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_theyre_playing.html. Thursday, December 18, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Maymont Mansion Holiday Tours

Weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until 1/4/2015 Celebrate the season at Maymont and revel in Victorian holiday splendor! Major and Mrs. Dooley's spectacularly decorated Gilded Age home brings the wonders and festivities of Christmas past to life. Beautiful trimmings on the 12-foot Christmas tree, the opulent dining room set for a feast, evergreen decorations and lavish gifts welcome the season in grand Victorian style. In the Belowstairs area, preparations are underway to make the Dooleys' first Christmas in their new home special for their family and friends - and to put everyone in the holiday spirit! Guided tours (upstairs only) available every half-hour; last tour begins at 4:30pm. Details: http://www.maymont.org/calendar?cid=2&ceid=1683&cerid=5002&cdt=11%2f21%2f2014. Friday, December 19, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 1700 Hampton St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.maymont.org.

Outdoor Skating Rink at Stony Point Fashion Park

Bring the kids and skate, spin, and glide on Stony Point Fashion Park's Outdoor Skating Rink! Hours vary by day. View rink hours and schedule here: http://www.shopstonypoint.com/skating. Friday, December 19, 2014, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 9200 Stony Point Parkway Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.shopstonypoint.com.

Beers & Banjos: Notch 9 at The Camel

Free. Friday, December 19, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Third Fridays: Tango After Work at VMFA

Join in the fun and exotic beauty of the tango with Richmond's tango community, while enjoying the food and social atmosphere in Best Café. You can also take advantage of half-price beverages as part of Friday Art & Wine. Now you have more reasons to hang out at VMFA on Friday nights! Head to the museum and enjoy discounted beverages and free half-hour gallery tours at 7 and 7:30 pm. On the first Friday of each month, check out our First Fridays entertainment, too. http://vmfa.museum/calendar/events/third-fridays-tango-work/. Friday, December 19, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Dominion GardenFest of Lights 2014 at Lewis Ginter

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 - Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 (Closed Dec. 24 & 25) Nightly 5 - 10 p.m. A Legacy in Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden A holiday tradition featuring more than half-a-million twinkling lights, hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, firepit with s'mores and hot chocolate (for purchase); nightly family activities & more. The region's ultimate holiday extravaganza! $12 adults $11 seniors (age 55+) $8 children (ages 3 - 12) Free for children under age 3 $7: Garden members $5: Child on Garden Details: http://www.lewisginter.org/news/media-room/DominionGardenFestofLights2012.php. Friday, December 19, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Target $1 Family Night at Children’s Museum of Richmond Central

http://www.ChildrensMuseumOfRichmond.org or call (804)474-7000. Bring the whole family to enjoy what The Children's Museum of Richmond - Central has to offer from 5:00-7:30pm on the third Friday of every month for just $1 per person! Children’s Museum of Richmond (CMoR) welcomes groups that visit on Target $1 Family night! Please be sure to note our required ratio of 1 adult chaperon for every 5 children that check in. Offered every month except for December and only valid on Children’s Museum of Richmond-Central. Please check more info at http://www.c-mor.org/events/Target-Family-Night. Friday, December 19, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM. 2626 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.childrensmuseumofrichmond.org.

Maymont by Moonlight

Enjoy an enchanting holiday evening at Maymont…by moonlight! Elegantly costumed Victorian ladies and gentlemen welcome you to the home of Major and Mrs. James H. Dooley to witness the excitement of Christmas 1893. The Dooleys' gracious family, guests and domestic staff bring to life the busy preparations for a special celebration - the first Christmas in their new home. A horse-drawn carriage ride under the stars, seasonal refreshments and joyful carol singing by the bonfire make this an evening to remember! $28 per person/$22 members. Reservations required. Register online or call 804-358-7166, ext. 329.. http://www.maymont.org/HOLIDAYS. Friday, December 19, 2014, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 1800 Hampton St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.maymont.org.

Commonwealth, Homemade Bread, and The Jauntee at The Camel

Commonwealth, Homemade Bread, and The Jauntee $7. Friday, December 19, 2014, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Richmond Ballet: "The Nutcracker" at Carpenter Theatre

DECEMBER 19–28, 2014 Stoner Winslett’s The Nutcracker, heralded as “perfect” by The New York Times returns to The Carpenter Theatre to celebrate the holiday season. From the opening notes of Tchaikovsky’s famous overture, audiences are instantly whisked into the warm, candlelit drawing room of the Silberhaus family, buzzing with celebrations of Christmas. To the delight of the family’s young daughter, Clara, Dr. Drosselmeyer, the mysterious toymaker, and his handsome nephew arrive with a special gift – a wooden nutcracker doll – that captures the girl’s imagination. As darkness falls, Dr. Drosselmeyer’s magic begins to work, setting in motion fantastical events that will fill Clara’s dreams: a battle beneath the branches of an enchanted Christmas tree, the transformation of the nutcracker doll into the young Nutcracker Prince, and a journey from a snow-covered forest to the far-off Kingdom of Sweets. Join the Russian Bear, the Chinese Dragon, and the Mouse King as they celebrate the magic of the holida… Friday, December 19, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondballet.com.

West End Comedy at HATTheatre

All of us at West End Comedy welcome you to our most successful season ever - Season 5! Both shows start at 7:30 pm at HATTheatre. Adults are $7; children and students are $5. Below is the information for the September shows. For best seating please arrive 15 minutes early. Call West End Comedy at (804) 496-1714 with any questions. http://wecomedy.com. Friday, December 19, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 1124 Westbriar Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit wecomedy.com.

"A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration" at Firehouse Theater

NOVEMBER 20 – DECEMBER 20, 2014 It’s 1864, and Washington, D.C. is settling down to the coldest Christmas Eve in years. In the White House, President and Mrs. Lincoln plot their gift-giving. On the banks of the Potomac, a young rebel challenges a Union blacksmith’s mercy. In the alleys downtown, an escaped slave loses her daughter just before finding freedom. This musical by Pulitzer Prize–winner Paula Vogel intertwines many lives, showing us that the gladness of one’s heart is the best gift of all. “Artfully weaves historic details into the play [and] pulls it together with economical writing that reflects the poetry of the day.” —Variety “Deep-rooted and ambitious… a fascinating interface of history and fiction… boldly inventive theater, warm and affecting.” —Talkin’ Broadway Details: http://www.firehousetheatre.org/a-civil-war-christmas/. Friday, December 19, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

"Mame" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

November 21, 2014 – January 11 Starring Broadway’s Emily Skinner and Richmond favorite Desiree Roots-Centeio This lavish musical set in New York during the Great Depression, tells the story of Mame Dennis, an eccentric bohemian woman of wealth whose life is interrupted when the son of her late brother comes to live with her. Through the trials and tribulations of finding and losing love, and the ups and downs of the struggling economy, Mame tries her best to keep up her usual fabulous flair and share it with those around her. Length: Approximately 2+ hours Suggested for ages 8 and up. Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_mame.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Friday, December 19, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"They're Playing Our Song" at Hanover Tavern

November 7, 2014 – January 4 Hanover Tavern Vernon, an award-wining, wisecracking composer, and Sonia, a slightly disorganized offbeat lyricist, come together in hopes of a successful collaboration and fall for each other in the process. This Tony nominated musical makes for an upbeat and entertaining evening filled with laughs, love and catchy tunes that are likely to get stuck in your head. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $40. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_theyre_playing.html. Friday, December 19, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: Laughtrack

Don’t miss the the Coalition’s special 7 week run of Laughtrack, featuring live improv comedy ripped from YOUR music.Bring your iPods, iPhones, Zunes, andtunes. Every Friday at 8pm, one audience member’s music collection is put on shuffle and becomes the soundtrack for a totally improvised show featuring an all-star cast of Coalition improvisers. Your slow jams, party anthems, and guilty pleasures guide the action onstage for a show so funny you’d swear it was scripted.This show opens on Nov. 7th and closes on Dec. 26th. http://rvacomedy.com/ $10. Friday, December 19, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

Maymont Mansion Holiday Tours

Weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until 1/4/2015 Celebrate the season at Maymont and revel in Victorian holiday splendor! Major and Mrs. Dooley's spectacularly decorated Gilded Age home brings the wonders and festivities of Christmas past to life. Beautiful trimmings on the 12-foot Christmas tree, the opulent dining room set for a feast, evergreen decorations and lavish gifts welcome the season in grand Victorian style. In the Belowstairs area, preparations are underway to make the Dooleys' first Christmas in their new home special for their family and friends - and to put everyone in the holiday spirit! Guided tours (upstairs only) available every half-hour; last tour begins at 4:30pm. Details: http://www.maymont.org/calendar?cid=2&ceid=1683&cerid=5002&cdt=11%2f21%2f2014. Saturday, December 20, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 1700 Hampton St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.maymont.org.

Outdoor Skating Rink at Stony Point Fashion Park

Bring the kids and skate, spin, and glide on Stony Point Fashion Park's Outdoor Skating Rink! Hours vary by day. View rink hours and schedule here: http://www.shopstonypoint.com/skating. Saturday, December 20, 2014, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 9200 Stony Point Parkway Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.shopstonypoint.com.

Richmond Ballet: "The Nutcracker" at Carpenter Theatre

DECEMBER 19–28, 2014 Stoner Winslett’s The Nutcracker, heralded as “perfect” by The New York Times returns to The Carpenter Theatre to celebrate the holiday season. From the opening notes of Tchaikovsky’s famous overture, audiences are instantly whisked into the warm, candlelit drawing room of the Silberhaus family, buzzing with celebrations of Christmas. To the delight of the family’s young daughter, Clara, Dr. Drosselmeyer, the mysterious toymaker, and his handsome nephew arrive with a special gift – a wooden nutcracker doll – that captures the girl’s imagination. As darkness falls, Dr. Drosselmeyer’s magic begins to work, setting in motion fantastical events that will fill Clara’s dreams: a battle beneath the branches of an enchanted Christmas tree, the transformation of the nutcracker doll into the young Nutcracker Prince, and a journey from a snow-covered forest to the far-off Kingdom of Sweets. Join the Russian Bear, the Chinese Dragon, and the Mouse King as they celebrate the magic of the holida… Saturday, December 20, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondballet.com.

Dominion GardenFest of Lights 2014 at Lewis Ginter

Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 - Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 (Closed Dec. 24 & 25) Nightly 5 - 10 p.m. A Legacy in Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden A holiday tradition featuring more than half-a-million twinkling lights, hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, firepit with s'mores and hot chocolate (for purchase); nightly family activities & more. The region's ultimate holiday extravaganza! $12 adults $11 seniors (age 55+) $8 children (ages 3 - 12) Free for children under age 3 $7: Garden members $5: Child on Garden Details: http://www.lewisginter.org/news/media-room/DominionGardenFestofLights2012.php. Saturday, December 20, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Skalidays 2014 feat. Murphys Kids at The Camel

$10. Murphys Kids, + many more. Saturday, December 20, 2014, 6:00 PM – Sunday, December 21, 2014, 12:00 AM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.kingdomrva.com.

Richmond Ballet: "The Nutcracker" at Carpenter Theatre

DECEMBER 19–28, 2014 Stoner Winslett’s The Nutcracker, heralded as “perfect” by The New York Times returns to The Carpenter Theatre to celebrate the holiday season. From the opening notes of Tchaikovsky’s famous overture, audiences are instantly whisked into the warm, candlelit drawing room of the Silberhaus family, buzzing with celebrations of Christmas. To the delight of the family’s young daughter, Clara, Dr. Drosselmeyer, the mysterious toymaker, and his handsome nephew arrive with a special gift – a wooden nutcracker doll – that captures the girl’s imagination. As darkness falls, Dr. Drosselmeyer’s magic begins to work, setting in motion fantastical events that will fill Clara’s dreams: a battle beneath the branches of an enchanted Christmas tree, the transformation of the nutcracker doll into the young Nutcracker Prince, and a journey from a snow-covered forest to the far-off Kingdom of Sweets. Join the Russian Bear, the Chinese Dragon, and the Mouse King as they celebrate the magic of the holida… Saturday, December 20, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondballet.com.

West End Comedy at HATTheatre

All of us at West End Comedy welcome you to our most successful season ever - Season 5! Both shows start at 7:30 pm at HATTheatre. Adults are $7; children and students are $5. Below is the information for the September shows. For best seating please arrive 15 minutes early. Call West End Comedy at (804) 496-1714 with any questions. http://wecomedy.com. Saturday, December 20, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 1124 Westbriar Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit wecomedy.com.

"A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration" at Firehouse Theater

NOVEMBER 20 – DECEMBER 20, 2014 It’s 1864, and Washington, D.C. is settling down to the coldest Christmas Eve in years. In the White House, President and Mrs. Lincoln plot their gift-giving. On the banks of the Potomac, a young rebel challenges a Union blacksmith’s mercy. In the alleys downtown, an escaped slave loses her daughter just before finding freedom. This musical by Pulitzer Prize–winner Paula Vogel intertwines many lives, showing us that the gladness of one’s heart is the best gift of all. “Artfully weaves historic details into the play [and] pulls it together with economical writing that reflects the poetry of the day.” —Variety “Deep-rooted and ambitious… a fascinating interface of history and fiction… boldly inventive theater, warm and affecting.” —Talkin’ Broadway Details: http://www.firehousetheatre.org/a-civil-war-christmas/. Saturday, December 20, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

"Mame" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

November 21, 2014 – January 11 Starring Broadway’s Emily Skinner and Richmond favorite Desiree Roots-Centeio This lavish musical set in New York during the Great Depression, tells the story of Mame Dennis, an eccentric bohemian woman of wealth whose life is interrupted when the son of her late brother comes to live with her. Through the trials and tribulations of finding and losing love, and the ups and downs of the struggling economy, Mame tries her best to keep up her usual fabulous flair and share it with those around her. Length: Approximately 2+ hours Suggested for ages 8 and up. Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_mame.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Saturday, December 20, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"They're Playing Our Song" at Hanover Tavern

November 7, 2014 – January 4 Hanover Tavern Vernon, an award-wining, wisecracking composer, and Sonia, a slightly disorganized offbeat lyricist, come together in hopes of a successful collaboration and fall for each other in the process. This Tony nominated musical makes for an upbeat and entertaining evening filled with laughs, love and catchy tunes that are likely to get stuck in your head. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $40. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_theyre_playing.html. Saturday, December 20, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.