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“Unionists in Virginia: Politics, Secession, and Their Plan to Prevent Civil War” Book Talk at MOC

Whether the Civil War was preventable is a debate that began shortly after Appomattox and continues today. But even earlier, in 1861, a group of Union-loyal Virginians-led by George Summers, John Brown Baldwin, John Janney and Jubal Early-felt war was avoidable. Author and historian Lawrence M. Denton traces this remarkable story of Virginians working against all odds in a failed attempt to save a nation from war. Larry Denton, an authority on the secession crisis, is the author of "A Southern Star for Maryland: Maryland and the Secession Crisis," and "William Henry Seward and the Secession Crisis: The Effort to Prevent Civil War." Free. More: http://www.moc.org/event/%E2%80%9Cunionists-virginia-politics-secession-and-their-plan-prevent-civil-war%E2%80%9D-book-talk. Friday, January 30, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. 1201 E. Clay St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.moc.org.

UR International Film Series: "Haute Cuisine" (France, 2012)

Friday, Jan. 30 and Sunday, Feb. 1 Friday showings are at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday showings are at 7:30 p.m. The films are shown in the original language with English subtitles. 95 min. NR Inspired by actual events, Haute Cuisine tells the story of renowned chef Hortense Laborie as she is unexpectedly appointed as the French president’s first female cook. After reluctantly accepting the appointment to the presidential palace, Hortense, with her strong character and spirit, is able to establish herself among a jealous, all-male kitchen crew. Details: http://library.richmond.edu/mrc/international-film-series.html. Friday, January 30, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Robins School of Business University of Richmond. For more info visit library.richmond.edu.

Paulo Franco and the Rateros at Hardywood

The tasting room opens at 4pm with a selection of seasonal drafts and BoDillaz. Paulo Emilio Franco Londoño plays at 5:30pm. Paulo Franco is a Richmond based singer/songwriter. He was recently named a finalist in the Southeast region of the Mountain Stage NewSong songwriting contest. He was the only Virginia songwriter so selected in 2012. His backing band is the Rateros. They play a unique blend of rock, old school country, alt-country and blues. The music draws heavily from influences like Steve Earle, the Gram Parsons inspired music of the Rolling Stones, and The Grateful Dead. http://www.hardywood.com/content/paulo-franco-and-rateros-hardywood-5 Click here to view Facebook Event Page https://www.facebook.com/events/784877268253742. Friday, January 30, 2015, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

"The Maggie Walker Story" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

January 30 – February 15, 2015 This compelling drama is a tribute to the great American woman from Richmond, Virginia who helped establish and organize the first civil rights strike by black students and became the nation’s first woman bank president. Starting her work at the order of St. Luke, a national savings group formed to pay the burial expensive of poor blacks, Maggie Walker became a powerful force in civil rights. Through this production, students will form a deeper understanding of Maggie Walker and the times in which she lived. Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 7 and up. $18. http://tickets.va-rep.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=3406. Friday, January 30, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

UR International Film Series: "Haute Cuisine" (France, 2012)

Friday, Jan. 30 and Sunday, Feb. 1 Friday showings are at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday showings are at 7:30 p.m. The films are shown in the original language with English subtitles. 95 min. NR Inspired by actual events, Haute Cuisine tells the story of renowned chef Hortense Laborie as she is unexpectedly appointed as the French president’s first female cook. After reluctantly accepting the appointment to the presidential palace, Hortense, with her strong character and spirit, is able to establish herself among a jealous, all-male kitchen crew. Details: http://library.richmond.edu/mrc/international-film-series.html. Friday, January 30, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Robins School of Business University of Richmond. For more info visit library.richmond.edu.

Mighty Joshua & Nesta at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 7:30 PM $10 ADV | $12 DOS Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/mighty-joshua-nesta. Friday, January 30, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Black Masala, The Flavor Project at The Camel

$5. Black Masala is an eclectic eight-piece group of Washington, DC based musicians from a diverse variety of musical traditions and backgrounds. The band is comprised of members from Thievery Corporation, See-I, and Yellow Dubmarine. Featuring a wide array of instruments from tuba to accordion to trombone to big vocals, the band's music features a mix of sounds that draw inspiration from the melodies of Eastern European brass bands, New Orleans Jazz and Funk, Balkan grooves, Ska and Reggae dancehall, and even a hint of Appalachian twang. …Expect a party! Info: http://www.thecamel.org/event/739093-black-masala-flavor-project-richmond/. Friday, January 30, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecamel.org.

The Hot Seats at Ashland Coffee & Tea

$12 advance; $15 door. “I wonder if ‘for a good time call The Hot Seats’ is written on every bathroom wall in Richmond, Virginia . . . The band has taken its raw talent and honed and crafted it precisely to sound easy and effortless.” – Rochester City Paper The Hot Seats play stringband music with simple intentions: to keep the role of traditional musician as entertainer and commentator alive and kicking. Homer and Jethro, The Skillet Likkers, George Formby, Harry Reser, Woodie Guthrie, Gus Cannon, Phil Ochs, Tommy Jarrell, Arthur Smith, Uncle Dave Macon, Frank Zappa – these are pools from which The Hot Seats draw. Their original music is simultaneously hard to classify and instantly identifiable, combining the virtuosic soloing and tightness of bluegrass, the band-driven rhythm of old time, the jerky bounce of ragtime, and the swagger of good old rock and roll. Add some eastern melodies, a few modernist ideals, and an uncanny feel for comic timing, and you begin to approach this sound. While stri… Friday, January 30, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

VCU Music: Jazz 4 Justice at Singleton Performing Arts Center

The Greater Richmond Bar Foundation and the VCU Department of Music present the inaugural Jazz 4 Justice event. Proceeds from the concert will support local access to justice efforts and the development of future jazz artists. Join us for cocktails from 7-8 p.m. and stay for the jam session after the concert. $15-$30. Details: https://www.showclix.com/event/3898593. Friday, January 30, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 922 Park Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.showclix.com.

Release The Beast w/ DJ Dirty One, Big Crack, Pfarrcyde at the Broadberry

$10. http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/755567-release-beast-dj-dirty-one-richmond/. Friday, January 30, 2015, 8:00 PM – Saturday, January 31, 2015, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Vice, Knocked Loose, War Path at The Canal Club

Vice - https://www.facebook.com/events/1537999573111404 Knocked Loose War Path Shallow Pulse The Collapsing 7:00 doors $8.00/$10.00. Friday, January 30, 2015, 8:00 PM – Saturday, January 31, 2015, 12:00 AM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: Grand Theft Improv

It’s time to blow out your cartridges and strive for a high score as the Coalition performers of GrandTheft Improv take to the stage for a night of comedy inspired by audience video game suggestions. Discover characters from your favorite titles in a whole new light or take a role in shaping the next interactive blockbuster. From fanboys to casuals, you’ll want to grab a player two and press start on this night of gaming insanity! $10. http://rvacomedy.com/event/grand-theft-improv-jan-30/. Friday, January 30, 2015, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

Sunny Ledfurd at Capital Ale House

If there has ever been a way to describe Sunny Ledfurd, it has got to be his ability to defy categorization. Born in Chattanooga TN and growing up in Gaston County NC, he taught himself guitar at age 15. He knew then that playing the guitar was how he would make a living. Inspired by country, rhythm & blues, funk and rock n roll, Sunny's songs continually mix genres and push the envelope. "I've always liked artists that you can tell they have something to say. They're not just singing some words 'cause it sounds cool. Never one to shy away from a good time, the songs cross off the checklist of a rock n roll lifestyle. "I'm not reinventing the wheel, just telling you how I roll…". Traveling the country with a 5 piece band made up of seasoned musicians not seen very often in today's musical landscape, it's a show that you must see to get the true experience of the songs. Tickets: $8 advance / $10 day of show Doors: 8 pm / Show: 9 pm Details - http://capitalalehouse.com/events-info/?ee=227. Friday, January 30, 2015, 9:00 PM – Saturday, January 31, 2015, 12:00 AM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit capitalalehouse.com.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: The Great Video Game Hangout

Join members of the Coalition for an informal night of gaming madness! Compete against others, play for fun, or bring your own! Video game stations will include PS4, WiiU, PC, Xbox 360, Wii, and retro games. Casual board and tabletop games will also be available, and all guests are encouraged to bring their own games to play and share. The event is free, and the theater bar will be open. Get over here! http://rvacomedy.com/event/video-game-hangout-jan-30/. Friday, January 30, 2015, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

1781 Arnold’s Raid on Richmond – Revolutionary War History at Henricus Historical Park

Revolutionary War re-enactors will occupy the bluff overlooking the James River and conduct camp, cooking and drill demonstrations. Join American militia, British regulars, Hessians, and Loyalists as they interpret the winter of 1781 when General Benedict Arnold raided Richmond and retreated back to Portsmouth after destroying many military and economic stores. Join us in the Revolution! Cost: $8 Adults, $6 children aged 3-12/Henricus Patrons free http://www.henricus.org. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. 251 Henricus Park Road Chester, VA. For more info visit www.henricus.org.

Lunar New Year of the Goat Night at Children’s Museum of Richmond Central

Join us as we mark the start of the Lunar Year of the Goat! Come celebrate with the sights and sounds of this colorful holiday - when families of Asian descent enjoy family reunions - to bring health, wealth and happiness in the New Year. Area youth and adult Chinese cultural organizations will share traditional Chinese folk dancing. Enjoy storytelling, traditional Erhu music and the thrill of the lion dance! 10:00 am: Lion Dance by the Richmond Chinese School 11:00 am: Traditional Costumed Dance by Red Silk Performing Arts 1:00 pm: Traditional Costumed Dance by: Pacific Arts Yu Dance Arts CVCS South 2:00 pm: Traditional Costumed Dance by Chinese Folk Dance Club http://www.ChildrensMuseumOfRichmond.org or call (804)474-7000. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 2626 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.childrensmuseumofrichmond.org.

"The Maggie Walker Story" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

January 30 – February 15, 2015 This compelling drama is a tribute to the great American woman from Richmond, Virginia who helped establish and organize the first civil rights strike by black students and became the nation’s first woman bank president. Starting her work at the order of St. Luke, a national savings group formed to pay the burial expensive of poor blacks, Maggie Walker became a powerful force in civil rights. Through this production, students will form a deeper understanding of Maggie Walker and the times in which she lived. Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 7 and up. $18. http://tickets.va-rep.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=3406. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

Shiver in the River at Historic Tredegar

Community Clean-Up (12:00pm): Shiver in the River will start with a clean-up along the banks of the James River. The clean-up is a positive handson educational opportunity for the RVA community as a whole and not only for those going in the water, but for their families and friends who are supporting them at the event. The clean-up is occurring at a time when trash and recyclables are clearly visible due to the time of year and low vegetation growth. It is meant to raise awareness of the effects of litter on the river’s animals and foliage, how litter can be prevented and to advocate for a clean and a beautiful Virginia. Starting at Historic Tredegar, groups will be mobilized to clean up in the surrounding areas. We will provide you locations along the bank when you check in at the event. Each participant will Give 60 minutes to make a difference. We encourage you to take advantage of the fun and warm incentives by starting your fundraising today! The James River Jump (1:30pm): The second portion of Shiv… Saturday, January 31, 2015, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 500 Tredegar St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.shiverintheriver.com.

"The Maggie Walker Story" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

January 30 – February 15, 2015 This compelling drama is a tribute to the great American woman from Richmond, Virginia who helped establish and organize the first civil rights strike by black students and became the nation’s first woman bank president. Starting her work at the order of St. Luke, a national savings group formed to pay the burial expensive of poor blacks, Maggie Walker became a powerful force in civil rights. Through this production, students will form a deeper understanding of Maggie Walker and the times in which she lived. Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 7 and up. $18. http://tickets.va-rep.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=3406. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

Hardywood Bourbon Barleywine Release with Sleepwalkers, Manatree and MicroWaves

A sipping beer to the core, Barleywine by itself is a traditional British digestif. After months of maturation in Bourbon barrels, our barleywine mellows thoroughly, with a luxuriously rich mouthfeel and a soft, rounded finish. Caramel malts shine through on this copper hued ale with hints of vanillin imparted by the toasted oak barrels, making Bourbon Barleywine a decadent accompaniment to sweets, or a dessert all by itself. Hardywood Bourbon Barleywine will be available in 750mL bottles, 4 packs and draft with live music and gourmet local vendors including BoDillaz,Suck On This BBQ, Carytown Burgers & Fries and Goatocado! Live music begins at 5:30pm: MicroWaves http://soundcloud.com/microwavesric Manatree Guitar driven indie-pop http://manatree.bandcamp.com SLEEPWALKERS A group of outlaws who rose from the blue collar depths of a glorified suburban landscape, seek to recreate the golden age of songwriting. http://sleepwalkersbandcamp.bandcamp.com http://www.hardywood.com/content/hardy… Saturday, January 31, 2015, 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

VCU Rams v. Richmond at Siegel Center

Tickets - $25. (804) 828-RAMS (7267) Men's Basketball - http://www.vcuathletics.com/sports/mbkb/index. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 1200 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vcuathletics.com.

Virginia Union Basketball v. Chowan University

Tickets $10-$12. http://vuusports.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 1500 N. Lombardy St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit vuusports.com.

Third Annual Anything Goes Gala at Historic John Marshall Ballrooms

6:00 P.M. Black Tie A spectacular evening including: • Presentation of the Virginia Repertory Theatre Founders’ Award posthumously to Phyllis E. Galanti • A seated dinner • Entertainment by favorite local actors • Live and Premier Silent auctions We are pleased to announce that Commander Paul E. Galanti has agreed to be our Honorary Chair for the Gala this year. At the event, we will honor the memory of his wife, Phyllis E. Galanti, with presentation of the Virginia Repertory Theatre Founders' Award, for her 30+ years of service on the boards of Theatre IV and Virginia Rep. Details: https://varep.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/AGG2015/tabid/564387/Default.aspx. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 5th & Franklin Sts. Richmond, VA. For more info visit varep.ejoinme.org.

Leon Milmore Reunion to benefit Dominion School for Autism at The Canal Club

Leon Milmore - https://www.facebook.com/events/179870592183357 to benefit Dominion School for Autism with Third Rail Flashlight Tag 6:00 doors $15.00. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

VCU Lady Rams Basketball v. La Salle at Siegel Center

Tickets - (804) 828-RAMS (7267) Women's Basketball - http://vcuathletics.com/sports/wbkb/index. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 1200 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit vcuathletics.com.

Ingrid Michaelson at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $20 ADV | $25 DOS In the past two years, Ingrid Michaelson -- who'll drop her fifth studio album, "Lights Out" (Cabin 24/Mom+Pop) on April 15 -- has vaulted from overachieving indie-pop sweetheart to a bona-fide pop star. Her last release, "Human Again," debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard album chart (plus No.1 on iTunes). This achievement merely crowned the considerable success Ingrid had already earned with her previous compositions: beautiful, idiosyncratic songs that have been prominently featured in popular films, television and on regular rotation in commercials. Her DIY approach to making music -- composing her own songs, co-releasing albums on her Cabin 24 imprint, building an organic following through music-licensing, and back in her MySpace days (where she was discovered in 2006), promoting herself -- was a slam-dunk. Now, it had evolved into a well-oiled machine, The New York Times even weighed in, declaring her songwriting "smart," her tunes "irresistible" and… Saturday, January 31, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

The Cary Street Ramblers at Ashland Coffee & Tea

$10 advance; $12 door. Cary Street Ramblers play high energy, foot stompin’ old-time Appalachian string band music. Their diverse repertoire consists of a wide selection of fiddle tunes and songs performed in a manner that is true to the music. By letting the music play itself, they bring out the authentic essence of the tunes and capture the hearts of their audience. Their sense of fun and lightheartedness, combined with their musical prowess, keep their fans coming back for more. Band members include Michael Ford on fiddle; Jeff Brown playing banjo; Tripp Johnson on mandolin; Jenny Johnson playing guitar and banjo; and Skip Andrews on bass. The band formed in 2009 out of Tripp and Jenny’s weekly old-time jam at Cary Street Café in Richmond, Virginia. Now hosted by the Cary Street Ramblers, it’s the longest-running old-time jam in Eastern Virginia. Web: http://www.reverbnation.com/carystreetramblers. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

Richmond Symphony Pops: Dukes of Dixieland, Opening: No B.S. Brass Band at Carpenter Theater

This evening celebrates the grandaddy of New Orleans Jazz with the Dukes of Dixieland and the RSO. Straight from the French Quarter, this evening of music and fun will leave you shouting: Laissez les bons temps roulez! Opening this concert is local favorite No B.S. Brass Band in their debut with a symphony orchestra! $10-$78. Details: http://www.richmondsymphony.com/events_details.asp?id=353. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondsymphony.com.

The Silo Effect at the Broadberry

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. Members of the Silo Effect are fundamentally bound to ensuring their artistic platform is grounded in advancing a culture of music & art in the most unifying of lights. They bring listeners a message of universal integration & advancement of a higher consciousness, actively exploring innovative approaches to composition & live performance. With a project firmly rooted in creative collaboration, they maintain music to be best experienced as a collective art form. with Aqueous $8 ADV, $10 DOS Info: http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/748669-silo-effect-richmond/. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 8:00 PM – Sunday, February 1, 2015, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: Awkward Sex…and the City

Drink, laugh, drink some more and watch some of New York City’s finest lady storytellers relive their most embarrassing sexual experiences on stage just for your pleasure. Featuring: Natalie Wall Jamie LeeLo Carly Ann Filbin Emmy Harrington Ginny Leise Who doesn’t want to watch a bunch of ridiculously talented and sexy ladies make you laugh about their most awkward sexual experiences?! Exactly. $10. http://rvacomedy.com/event/awkward-sex-jan-31/. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

EVAN DANDO (OF THE LEMONHEADS) with Sara Johnston, Long Arms at The Camel

$15-$18. Evan Griffith Dando formed The Lemonheads with two high school buddies in late winter '86, in their senior year at Boston's tiny Commonwealth School. A few months later, they spawned what is now one of the most sought-after punk relics of the 80s, the indie EP Laughing All the Way to the Cleaners. Boston-based Taang! Records immediately picked up on The Lemonheads, with three college radio pleasers to follow: the LPs Hate Your Friends (1987), Creator (1988), and Lick (1989). In 1990 Atlantic Records took notice of the massively expanding Lemonheads fanbase in Europe (where they toured in 1989) and America by signing the band and releasing their well-received (in Cambridge, Massachusetts) fourth LP, Lovey. Info: http://www.thecamel.org/event/734313-evan-dando-lemonheads-richmond/. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 9:00 PM – Sunday, February 1, 2015, 12:00 AM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecamel.org.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: Wake The F Up with Summer and Katie

Summer McCarley and Katie Holcomb perform a non-stop barrage of characters in their high energy show. It’s a revolving door of absurdity and the comedy equivalent of mainlining espresso while dropping acid. http://rvacomedy.com/event/katie-summer-jan-31/. Saturday, January 31, 2015, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

"The Maggie Walker Story" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

January 30 – February 15, 2015 This compelling drama is a tribute to the great American woman from Richmond, Virginia who helped establish and organize the first civil rights strike by black students and became the nation’s first woman bank president. Starting her work at the order of St. Luke, a national savings group formed to pay the burial expensive of poor blacks, Maggie Walker became a powerful force in civil rights. Through this production, students will form a deeper understanding of Maggie Walker and the times in which she lived. Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 7 and up. $18. http://tickets.va-rep.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=3406. Sunday, February 1, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

Samson Trinh Trio at Hardywood

Samson Trinh Trio performs tin pan alley jazz standards, pop and soul music. Known as the leader of the Samson Trinh & The Upper East Side Big Band (voted Best Ensemble for Richmond Magazine’s Theresa Pollak Prize for Excellence in the Arts), Samson has musical work spans from studio productions to composing commissioned pieces for the Richmond Symphony. He'll be joined by RVA musicians Charlie Kilpatrick and Derrick Englert. http://www.hardywood.com/content/samson-trinh-trio-hardywood Click here to view Facebook Event Page https://www.facebook.com/events/1553644878245870/. Sunday, February 1, 2015, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

Adia Victoria at Strange Matter

Uzuhi (Final U.S. Tour) & Special Guests Tba 5pm Doors | $8 Cover | All Ages FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/895173313827259. Sunday, February 1, 2015, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.com.

UR International Film Series: "Haute Cuisine" (France, 2012)

Friday, Jan. 30 and Sunday, Feb. 1 Friday showings are at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday showings are at 7:30 p.m. The films are shown in the original language with English subtitles. 95 min. NR Inspired by actual events, Haute Cuisine tells the story of renowned chef Hortense Laborie as she is unexpectedly appointed as the French president’s first female cook. After reluctantly accepting the appointment to the presidential palace, Hortense, with her strong character and spirit, is able to establish herself among a jealous, all-male kitchen crew. Details: http://library.richmond.edu/mrc/international-film-series.html. Sunday, February 1, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Robins School of Business University of Richmond. For more info visit library.richmond.edu.

Adia Victoria at Strange Matter

Strange Matter & Vinyl Conflict Record Store Present... Ringworm, Unsacred, Holy Land & Regulator 9pm Doors | $10 Cover | 18+ FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/1516258148645857/. Sunday, February 1, 2015, 9:00 PM – Monday, February 2, 2015, 12:00 AM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.com.

Cult Of Youth, Hive Mind, Lost Tribe, Daggering & Dj Shravnasty at Strange Matter

Cult Of Youth, Hive Mind, Lost Tribe, Daggering & Dj Shravnasty 8pm Doors | $10 Cover | 18+ FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/743586335734295. Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.com.

Natalie Prass at the Broadberry

Natalie Prass is the kind of artist Spacebomb was created for–a songwriter’s songwriter and performer’s performer blessed with a golden voice and universal appeal–a singer who understands the vision and brings an undeniable talent to the process. She’s a joy for any listener to discover–a lover and a fighter and old-soul trader in genuine energy, aiming straight for the heart. Prass turns a sly eye to the pageantry of emotion, the drama of love and the mysteries of everyday life with a disarming mixture of sincerity and cosmic insolence, unapologetically romantic, spinning golden threads of lyric and melody, each inflection and melisma planned and considered, each word tailored for meaning and effect–the pop gesture as artform. She delivers it all with carefree charm and nearly divine intuition. Her voice, at times so ethereal, is shot through by strength and sinew and just a hint of transient grit. The feeling is soft, but it cuts so deep, leaving any listener with a trace of a soul, thunderstruck and en… Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 8:00 PM – Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Virginia Union Basketball v. Winston Salem State

Tickets $10-$12. http://vuusports.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball. Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. 1500 N. Lombardy St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit vuusports.com.

Robert Cray at The Beacon Theatre, Hopewell

with Special Guest Zack Artiscray General Admission Balcony Upper Level (no assigned seats): $25, $30 door* Orchestra Lower Level (Reserve Seating): $45, $50 door* Orchestra Pit (Seated): $85.00 Tickets: http://thebeacontheatreva.com/. Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 401 North Main Street, Hopewell, VA. For more info visit thebeacontheatreva.com.

University of Richmond Women's Basketball v. VCU at Robins Center

Info - http://www.richmondspiders.com/SportSelect.dbml?SPID=91947 For additional information, please call the Robins Center Ticket Office toll-free at 1-877-SPIDER-1. General public parking is free and is located in several lots next to the Robins Center. Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Campus Dr. Richmond, VA 23226. For more info visit www.richmondspiders.com.

Elizabeth Kolbert, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History at Modlin Center

Two-time winner of the National Magazine Award and New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert discusses her major book, The Sixth Extinction, about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes. Over the last half-billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. In The Sixth Extinction, Kolbert explains how humans are causing the Earth’s sixth great extinction. Tickets $10-$32. Details: http://modlin.richmond.edu/events/modlin-arts-presents/elizabeth-kolbert.html. Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Crenshaw Way Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

Virginia Union Basketball v. Winston Salem State

Tickets $10-$12. http://vuusports.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball. Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 1500 N. Lombardy St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit vuusports.com.

Black Veil Brides at The National

Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 7:00 PM $25 ADV | $28 DOS Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/black-veil-brides. Thursday, February 5, 2015, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

"This World We Know" at Firehouse Theater

FEBRUARY 5 – MARCH 7, 2015 Winner of the 2013 Festival of New American Plays, This World We Know tells the story of an estranged brother and sister entangled in the lives of their younger selves. As this delicate play unfolds, the characters struggle to uproot their hostile family tree while planting the fragile seeds of forgiveness. Details: http://www.firehousetheatre.org/this-world-we-know-world-premiere/. Thursday, February 5, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

The Pat McGee Band at the Broadberry

WITH ALL ORIGINAL MEMBERS! The Pat McGee Band formed in Richmond in 1996 is reuniting in our great city at The Broadberry for the first time since 2000. All the original members will be there doing what they do best. Chardy McEwan on percussion, John Small on bass, Al Walsh on guitar and vocals, Jonathan Williams on keys and vocals and Pat McGee on guitar and vocals with special guest Nate Brown on drums honoring the late great Chris Williams. All those days at The Flood Zone & Alley Katz, Friday Cheers, The Carpenter Center, you name your memory of PMB, it's all going to come rockin' back for one special Thursday night! It's probably a safe bet to take Friday off, PMB will play all night long! $20 ADV, $25 DOS, $40 VIP w/ early entry/meet and greet http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/741205-pat-mcgee-band-richmond/. Thursday, February 5, 2015, 8:00 PM – Friday, February 6, 2015, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: The Lab: Improv & Sketch Open Mic

http://rvacomedy.com/ RVA’s only improv & sketch open mic show. All improv and sketch comedians, regardless of experience, are welcome to sign up with their comedy act. Emphasis is on experimenting with new material and formats. To sign up, email thelab@rvacomedy.com and be sure to include the following information: -Group or act name & How many people are in it -How long your set is (max 10-15 minutes, shorter is ok!) -Description of your set (if improv, what format? If sketch, a brief summary) * Slots are filled on a first-come first-served basis. Please sign up in advance!* Come on out and be part of the evolution of comedy in RVA! Thursday, February 5, 2015, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

UR International Film Series: "Mother of George" (USA, 2013)

Friday, Feb. 6 and Sunday, Feb. 8 Friday showings are at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday showings are at 7:30 p.m. The films are shown in the original language with English subtitles. 107 min. Rated R Nigerian couple Ayodele and Adenike are recently married and struggling to conceive. Cultural expectations and a persistent mother-in-law put immense pressure on the couple to have a child. When a prescribed fertility treatment and adoption are ruled out, family members secretly, and successfully, scheme to have Adenike conceive with her husband’s brother, Biyi. Believing he is the father, Ayodele is crushed when Adenike reveals the secret. Details: http://library.richmond.edu/mrc/international-film-series.html. Friday, February 6, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Robins School of Business University of Richmond. For more info visit library.richmond.edu.

Friday Art & Wine at VMFA & First Fridays: Performing Arts

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 The First Fridays series features an eclectic mix of multicultural performing arts showcased in different spaces within the museum. Take advantage of our extended hours on Friday evenings (we’re open until 9 pm) to also stroll through the galleries, explore the VMFA Shop, or enjoy dinner and drinks in Amuse Restaurant. Also enjoy discounted beverages in Best Café and 30-minute gallery tours as part of Friday Art & Wine. Details… Friday, February 6, 2015, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vmfa.state.va.us.

"The Maggie Walker Story" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

January 30 – February 15, 2015 This compelling drama is a tribute to the great American woman from Richmond, Virginia who helped establish and organize the first civil rights strike by black students and became the nation’s first woman bank president. Starting her work at the order of St. Luke, a national savings group formed to pay the burial expensive of poor blacks, Maggie Walker became a powerful force in civil rights. Through this production, students will form a deeper understanding of Maggie Walker and the times in which she lived. Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 7 and up. $18. http://tickets.va-rep.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=3406. Friday, February 6, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

UR International Film Series: "Mother of George" (USA, 2013)

Friday, Feb. 6 and Sunday, Feb. 8 Friday showings are at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday showings are at 7:30 p.m. The films are shown in the original language with English subtitles. 107 min. Rated R Nigerian couple Ayodele and Adenike are recently married and struggling to conceive. Cultural expectations and a persistent mother-in-law put immense pressure on the couple to have a child. When a prescribed fertility treatment and adoption are ruled out, family members secretly, and successfully, scheme to have Adenike conceive with her husband’s brother, Biyi. Believing he is the father, Ayodele is crushed when Adenike reveals the secret. Details: http://library.richmond.edu/mrc/international-film-series.html. Friday, February 6, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Robins School of Business University of Richmond. For more info visit library.richmond.edu.

"This World We Know" at Firehouse Theater

FEBRUARY 5 – MARCH 7, 2015 Winner of the 2013 Festival of New American Plays, This World We Know tells the story of an estranged brother and sister entangled in the lives of their younger selves. As this delicate play unfolds, the characters struggle to uproot their hostile family tree while planting the fragile seeds of forgiveness. Details: http://www.firehousetheatre.org/this-world-we-know-world-premiere/. Friday, February 6, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

Virginia Opera: Richard Strauss’ "Salome" at Carpenter Theater

February 6 - 8:00pm February 8 - 2:30pm With a steamy combination of biblical themes, sexual tension and murder, Richard Strauss’ Salome surprised opera audiences when it appeared in 1905. Virginia Opera’s upcoming Salome, co-produced with Portland Opera in Oregon, is a premiere example of the lush musical sound of the early 20th century opera composition. Featuring the alluring Dance of the Seven Veils, today we are seized by the gripping final scene as Salome sinks to the murky depths of corruption. The captivating Kelly Cae Hogan will star as Salome, whom audiences will recall from her huge Virginia Opera success as Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire (2012-2013) as well as Hanna Glawari (the title role) in The Merry Widow (1998-1999). Conductor Ari Pelto, known to Virginia Opera audiences for his bravura performances of A Streetcar Named Desire (2012-2013), will return for Salome. Maestro Pelto garnered praise from The Washington Post “Conductor Ari Pelto had his forces reveling as playfully in th… Friday, February 6, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vaopera.org.

AFSP Benefit Show: Mad Hatter Society, Brock Butler at The Canal Club

AFSP Benefit Show Mad Hatter Society - https://www.facebook.com/MadHatterSocietyRVA Brock Butler 7:00 doors $8.00/$10.00. Friday, February 6, 2015, 8:00 PM – Saturday, February 7, 2015, 12:00 AM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: What Was I Thinking?

Don’t miss the the Coalition’s 8-week run of What Was I Thinking? featuring live improv comedy inspired by the awkwardness of adolescence. Every night, a Coalition performer will share their very real past journal entries, poetry, and artwork. Come watch as we spin hormones and heartache into comedy gold.This show opens on Jan 2 and closes on Feb 20. http://rvacomedy.com/event/what-was-i-thinking-jan-23/ $10. Friday, February 6, 2015, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: RVA Tonight with Beau Cribbs

RVA TONIGHT offers all the things you’d expect to see at a typical late night talk show: a monologue, interviews, commercials, a killer house band and a fabulous announcer/sidekick!Celebrate a belated Lee-Jackson Day in style at our February show, featuring NBC12 meteorologist Andrew Freiden, Valentine’s Day gift ideas from Taboo’s Alison Barber and music from Alison Self. Details: http://rvacomedy.com/event/rva-tonight-feb-6/ $10. Friday, February 6, 2015, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

"The Maggie Walker Story" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

January 30 – February 15, 2015 This compelling drama is a tribute to the great American woman from Richmond, Virginia who helped establish and organize the first civil rights strike by black students and became the nation’s first woman bank president. Starting her work at the order of St. Luke, a national savings group formed to pay the burial expensive of poor blacks, Maggie Walker became a powerful force in civil rights. Through this production, students will form a deeper understanding of Maggie Walker and the times in which she lived. Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 7 and up. $18. http://tickets.va-rep.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=3406. Saturday, February 7, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

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, February 7, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. 500 Tredegar St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.tredegar.org.

"The Maggie Walker Story" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

January 30 – February 15, 2015 This compelling drama is a tribute to the great American woman from Richmond, Virginia who helped establish and organize the first civil rights strike by black students and became the nation’s first woman bank president. Starting her work at the order of St. Luke, a national savings group formed to pay the burial expensive of poor blacks, Maggie Walker became a powerful force in civil rights. Through this production, students will form a deeper understanding of Maggie Walker and the times in which she lived. Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 7 and up. $18. http://tickets.va-rep.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=3406. Saturday, February 7, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

University of Richmond Women's Basketball v. Saint Louis at Robins Center

Info - http://www.richmondspiders.com/SportSelect.dbml?SPID=91947 For additional information, please call the Robins Center Ticket Office toll-free at 1-877-SPIDER-1. General public parking is free and is located in several lots next to the Robins Center. Saturday, February 7, 2015, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Campus Dr. Richmond, VA 23226. For more info visit www.richmondspiders.com.

"This World We Know" at Firehouse Theater

FEBRUARY 5 – MARCH 7, 2015 Winner of the 2013 Festival of New American Plays, This World We Know tells the story of an estranged brother and sister entangled in the lives of their younger selves. As this delicate play unfolds, the characters struggle to uproot their hostile family tree while planting the fragile seeds of forgiveness. Details: http://www.firehousetheatre.org/this-world-we-know-world-premiere/. Saturday, February 7, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

Datsik at The National

Doors: 8:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM ​**UNDER 21 WILL PAY AN ADDITIONAL $3 AT THE DOOR** $22 ADV | $27 DOS Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/steez-promo-presents-datsik. Saturday, February 7, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Suzyjimmy, The Big Guys, Gouda Mayhem at The Canal Club

Suzyjimmy The Big Guys Gouda Mayhem 7:00 doors $7.50/$10.00. Saturday, February 7, 2015, 8:00 PM – Sunday, February 8, 2015, 12:00 AM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

The Mantras at the Broadberry

Forming only six years ago, The Mantras continue to hone their direction and precision show by show. Building a reputation as go-for-broke live act, the quintet has been playing to consistently larger and larger crowds in their home state, including a number of sold-out shows. They have been steadily building a following both regionally and nationally with music that is a high-energy collaborative of funk-rock, middle-eastern, electronica, metal; a fusion that will shake your knees and rattle your toes. This rising profile has resulted in an incredible year so far, seeing The Mantras and their members in numerous festival performances and sharing stages in double-bills and direct support for the likes of Umphrey's McGee, Eoto, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Papadosio, Zoogma, The Werks, and many more. $10 ADV, 12 DOS http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/743579-mantras-richmond/. Saturday, February 7, 2015, 8:00 PM – Sunday, February 8, 2015, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: Riot! Dollar Machine + The Johnsons + Clapsaddle

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 Dollar Machine, The Johnsons and Clapsaddle. DOLLAR MACHINE Erin Adelman, Dustin Correale, Adam Stackhouse, Nick Leveski, Summer McCarley, Robert Sobecke, Joey Tran Coach: Katie Holcomb THE JOHNSONS Scott Beckett, Garrett Collins, Shawn Hambright, Townsend Hart, John Hilowitz, Jonathan Nelson, Lauren Serpa, Michael Wheeler Coach: Patrick Gantz CLAPSADDLE Amy Berlin, Dalal Harris, Shane Gardner, Eva DeVirgilis, Nicholas Kleczewski, Nick Meade, Rudy Mendoza, Josh Shows, Aaron Wise Coach: Jim Zarling http://rvacomedy.com/ $10. Saturday, February 7, 2015, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: Middle Management & PACK

Join the Coalition’s veteran trio, Middle Management (Katie Holcomb, Matt Newman and David Pijor) as they invite the hilarious duo of PACK to the stage for a night of unpredictable improv comedy. About Middle Management Katie Holcomb, David Pijor, and Matt Newman have been performing comedy as a group and separately for over a decade. They sealed their bond in blood in 2009 as founding members of Coalition Theater and were recently selected to Style Weekly’s Top 40 Under 40 list of men and women who are changing the city. About PACK Nick Leveski and Patrick Gantz are both refugees from the esteemed Chicago improv scene who moved to Richmond for their wives but have found true partners in one another. Starting with the suggestion of “a type of bag” (the aforementioned “pack”), the duo will produce emotionally driven characters and rich, lived-in worlds. http://rvacomedy.com/ $5. Saturday, February 7, 2015, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

"The Maggie Walker Story" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

January 30 – February 15, 2015 This compelling drama is a tribute to the great American woman from Richmond, Virginia who helped establish and organize the first civil rights strike by black students and became the nation’s first woman bank president. Starting her work at the order of St. Luke, a national savings group formed to pay the burial expensive of poor blacks, Maggie Walker became a powerful force in civil rights. Through this production, students will form a deeper understanding of Maggie Walker and the times in which she lived. Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 7 and up. $18. http://tickets.va-rep.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=3406. Sunday, February 8, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

Virginia Opera: Richard Strauss’ "Salome" at Carpenter Theater

February 6 - 8:00pm February 8 - 2:30pm With a steamy combination of biblical themes, sexual tension and murder, Richard Strauss’ Salome surprised opera audiences when it appeared in 1905. Virginia Opera’s upcoming Salome, co-produced with Portland Opera in Oregon, is a premiere example of the lush musical sound of the early 20th century opera composition. Featuring the alluring Dance of the Seven Veils, today we are seized by the gripping final scene as Salome sinks to the murky depths of corruption. The captivating Kelly Cae Hogan will star as Salome, whom audiences will recall from her huge Virginia Opera success as Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire (2012-2013) as well as Hanna Glawari (the title role) in The Merry Widow (1998-1999). Conductor Ari Pelto, known to Virginia Opera audiences for his bravura performances of A Streetcar Named Desire (2012-2013), will return for Salome. Maestro Pelto garnered praise from The Washington Post “Conductor Ari Pelto had his forces reveling as playfully in th… Sunday, February 8, 2015, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vaopera.org.

University of Richmond Basketball v. Rhode Island at Robins Center

Tickets $12-$22. http://www.richmondspiders.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=26800&SPID=91946&SPSID=629633 For additional information, please call the Robins Center Ticket Office toll-free at 1-877-SPIDER-1. General public parking is free and is located in several lots next to the Robins Center. Sunday, February 8, 2015, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Campus Dr. Richmond, VA 23226. For more info visit www.richmondspiders.com.

Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake HD Broadcast at Modlin Center

At the palace, the royal family and their guests are gathered for Prince Siegfried’s birthday celebrations. In a majestic ceremony, Siegfried is made a knight; young girls try to attract his attention, as he must choose a wife during the ball. Overcome by the sudden awareness of his future responsibilities, he escapes into the night and meets a strange flock of swans by a magical lake. White swan by day, human by night, the beautiful Odette awaits an oath of true love to break the curse. The great legend of the enigmatic swan/woman is one of the most romantic classical ballets, appropriately set in the era of courtly romance and characterized by elegance, style and harmony. With Tchaikovsky’s famous, lyrical score, Swan Lake depicts the tragic love between Princess Odette and Prince Siegfried, and will no doubt be performed to perfection by the unparalleled virtuosity of Russia’s great Bolshoi Ballet. This universal and enchanting masterpiece of love, deception and drama is a must. Tickets $10-$14.… Sunday, February 8, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Crenshaw Way Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

Leon Russell at The Beacon Theatre, Hopewell

with Special Guest Barrelhouse General Admission Balcony Upper Level (no assigned seats): $21.50, $26.50 door* Orchestra Lower Level (Reserve Seating): $45, $50 door* Orchestra Pit (Seated): $75.00 Tickets: http://thebeacontheatreva.com/. Sunday, February 8, 2015, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 401 North Main Street, Hopewell, VA. For more info visit thebeacontheatreva.com.

UR International Film Series: "Mother of George" (USA, 2013)

Friday, Feb. 6 and Sunday, Feb. 8 Friday showings are at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday showings are at 7:30 p.m. The films are shown in the original language with English subtitles. 107 min. Rated R Nigerian couple Ayodele and Adenike are recently married and struggling to conceive. Cultural expectations and a persistent mother-in-law put immense pressure on the couple to have a child. When a prescribed fertility treatment and adoption are ruled out, family members secretly, and successfully, scheme to have Adenike conceive with her husband’s brother, Biyi. Believing he is the father, Ayodele is crushed when Adenike reveals the secret. Details: http://library.richmond.edu/mrc/international-film-series.html. Sunday, February 8, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Robins School of Business University of Richmond. For more info visit library.richmond.edu.

Kevin Devine / Into It Over It at the Broadberry

Kevin Devine is an American songwriter and musician from Brooklyn, New York, who is known for alternately introspective and political lyrics and melodic acoustic guitar tunes. He cites his influences as Bob Dylan, Elliott Smith, Guns N' Roses, Brother Paramo and Nirvana, among others. He grew up in Brooklyn and Staten Island, and has spent significant time in Manhattan and Queens as well. Devine graduated Fordham University at Lincoln Center in 2001, majoring in journalism. He also played in an indie/punk/emo band called Miracle of 86 after the (Miracle) New York Mets. Even before that, he played with a popular band in the local Staten Island scene called Delusion. At Fordham he was able to hone his acoustic solo skills by playing at various open-mic and college events which made him very popular among the student body. "[Into It. Over It.] takes cues from early Death Cab For Cutie and the Promise Ring , as verbose, melodically winding acoustic guitars lead while more distorted parts add texture." - Pitchf… Sunday, February 8, 2015, 8:00 PM – Monday, February 9, 2015, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Coffee & Conversations: "Behind the Scenes of The Whipping Man" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

Coffee & Conversations - Meet the Cast and Crew Join us for informal, moderated discussions with Va Rep’s leading actors, directors, and designers. Sponsored by Rostov's Coffee and Tea. Discussions are held in the upstairs lobby at Willow Lawn beginning at 9:30 a.m. and last one hour. Except where indicated*, the series takes place on the second Tuesday of each month. All programs are free-of-charge and open to everyone. A $3 free-will donation is gratefully accepted from those who have the means. No RSVP is required. Play details: http://va-rep.org/show_whipping_man.html It is Passover, 1865 in the ruins of a once grand home in Richmond, Virginia. The Civil War has just ended, and a Confederate officer comes home to find his family missing and only two former slaves remaining. Waiting for the family’s return, the three men find themselves digging up family secrets and discovering that war and slavery can damage even the best of men. Powerful, bold, and compelling, this play will take you on a… Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Stooges Brass Band at the Broadberry

The Stooges Brass Band has earned their rank as one of the elite brass bands in New Orleans. The band consistently provides a welcome blast of true New Orleans spirit engaging audiences with their innovative blend of traditional New Orleans brass sounds, contemporary jazz and hip-hop beats. Emerging onto the scene in 1996, the Stooges Brass Band has gained notoriety as a full-blown musical party immersing the crowd in a cut-loose vibe that is contemporary yet deeply rooted in the culturally rich musical legacy of New Orleans. ELBY BRASS is Fredericksburg's homegrown street brass band specializing in heavy horn funk. With a line-up of trumpets, trombones, saxophones, sousaphones, and drums, combined with their authentic purple and gold marching band uniforms, at first glance you might think they would be better suited for a high school football game instead of a music festival. That is, until they start in with their upbeat party tunes and hard-hitting dance grooves. $10 ADV, $12 DOS http://w… Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 8:00 PM – Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

VCU Rams v. La Salle at Siegel Center

Tickets - $25. (804) 828-RAMS (7267) Men's Basketball - http://www.vcuathletics.com/sports/mbkb/index. Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 1200 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vcuathletics.com.

Virginia Union Women's Basketball v. Bowie State

Tickets $10-$12. http://vuusports.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball. Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. 1500 N. Lombardy St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit vuusports.com.

University of Richmond Basketball v. Fordham at Robins Center

Tickets $12-$22. http://www.richmondspiders.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=26800&SPID=91946&SPSID=629633 For additional information, please call the Robins Center Ticket Office toll-free at 1-877-SPIDER-1. General public parking is free and is located in several lots next to the Robins Center. Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Campus Dr. Richmond, VA 23226. For more info visit www.richmondspiders.com.

New York Polyphony, A Lily Among Thorns at Modlin Center

With a “rich, natural sound that’s larger and more complex than the sum of its parts, “ (NPR), the four men of New York Polyphony have won hearts and ears as one of the finest vocal chamber ensembles in the world. They “sing with intelligence, subtlety and consummate artistry,” (Richmond Times-Dispatch) applying a distinctly modern touch to repertoire that ranges from austere medieval melodies to cutting-edge contemporary compositions. Their dedication to innovative programming, as well as a focus on rare and rediscovered works, has not only earned New York Polyphony critical acclaim and a devoted following, but also helped to move early music into the classical mainstream. The evening’s program will include Guerrero’s Regina caeli, and Quae est ista/Surge propera; Byttering’s Nesciens mater; Power’s Beata progenies/Psalm 117; Dunstable’s Speciosa facta es; Pyamour’s Quam pulchra es; Plummer’s Tota pulchra es; Brumel’s Sicut lilium; Clemens’ Ego flos campi/ Sub umbra illius; Roll’s There is no Rose and sev… Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Crenshaw Way Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

Virginia Union Basketball v. Bowie State

Tickets $10-$12. http://vuusports.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball. Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 1500 N. Lombardy St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit vuusports.com.

Anousheh "Make Noise" Album Release at the Broadberry

Anousheh is known for her epic melodies, and the Grammy-nominated songwriter has captivated audiences both overseas and in her hometown of Richmond, Virginia. She started writing at her piano as a young girl, and found a home in her first album, “Let the Ground Know Who’s Standing on Him”– an intimate collection of piano-driven musings and haunting melodies. Shortly after this release, Anousheh went outside of her genre and into the whirlwind of International House music through her-chart topping collaborations with Deep Dish and DJ Sharam. What started as a few simple collaborations resulted in unprecedented success, including a top ten spot on the UK pop charts, global radio play and trip to the Grammys in 2006 for her “Say Hello” Best Dance Recording nomination. with My Darling Fury, Lucy Dacus $8 ADV, $10 DOS http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/745291-anousheh-make-noise-album-richmond/. Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 8:00 PM – Thursday, February 12, 2015, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

"The Whipping Man" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

February 13 – March 8 It is Passover, 1865 in the ruins of a once grand home in Richmond, Virginia. The Civil War has just ended, and a Confederate officer comes home to find his family missing and only two former slaves remaining. Waiting for the family’s return, the three men find themselves digging up family secrets and discovering that war and slavery can damage even the best of men. Powerful, bold, and compelling, this play will take you on a fascinating journey through history. Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_whipping_man.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Thursday, February 12, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Umphrey's McGee at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $25 ADV | $30 DOS After 16 years of performing over 100 concerts annually, releasing seven studio albums and selling more than 3.3 million tracks online, Umphrey’s McGee might be forgiven if they chose to rest on their laurels and attend to their lives as husbands and fathers. But you’d be wrong. With their eighth studio album, Similar Skin, and first for their own indie label, Nothing Too Fancy (N2F) Music (distributed by RED), the group - which formed on the Notre Dame campus outside of South Bend, Indiana in 1997 - has something to prove. And that’s not just to their ever-loyal fan base, but to those who have never heard a note, or worse - dismiss them as “too sophisticated, too complex” or think they know what Umphrey’s McGee is all about. Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/umphreys-mcgee-1. Thursday, February 12, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

David Bromberg at Capital Ale House

You can tell a lot about a person from the company he keeps, and when that company has included Bob Dylan, The Beastie Boys, George Harrison, Emmylou Harris, Doc Watson, John Hiatt, Jerry Garcia, Reverend Gary Davis, Dr. John, Pete Seeger, Willie Nelson, John Prine, Phoebe Snow, Jerry Jeff Walker & Mississippi John Hurt you know you’re dealing with a very special case. Bromberg began studying guitar at age thirteen and eventually enrolled in Columbia University as a musicology major. The Greenwich Village folk scene in the mid-’60s drew David to the downtown clubs and coffeehouses where he could watch and learn from the best, including primary sources such as his inspiration and teacher, the Reverend Gary Davis. Premium Admission: $35 (Premium seats are in the first two rows of tables. Includes early entrance and the option of upgrading to dinner and a drink prior to the show for $25.) General Admission: $25 Doors: 7 pm / Show: 8 pm Details - http://capitalalehouse.com/events-info/?ee=230. Thursday, February 12, 2015, 9:00 PM – Friday, February 13, 2015, 12:00 AM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit capitalalehouse.com.

Friday Art & Wine / Wine Tasting at VMFA

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, February 13, 2015, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

"The Maggie Walker Story" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

January 30 – February 15, 2015 This compelling drama is a tribute to the great American woman from Richmond, Virginia who helped establish and organize the first civil rights strike by black students and became the nation’s first woman bank president. Starting her work at the order of St. Luke, a national savings group formed to pay the burial expensive of poor blacks, Maggie Walker became a powerful force in civil rights. Through this production, students will form a deeper understanding of Maggie Walker and the times in which she lived. Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 7 and up. $18. http://tickets.va-rep.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=3406. Friday, February 13, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

Richmond Symphony: An Evening of Duke Ellington at The Saint Paul’s Baptist Church

Ellington The Three Black Kings (Les Trois Rois Noirs) Night Creature Harlem Selections from The Best of the Sacred Concerts $10-$78. Details: http://www.richmondsymphony.com/events_details.asp?id=304. Friday, February 13, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 4247 Creighton Rd. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondsymphony.com.

Arena Racing at Richmond Coliseum

scale stock cars racing around a high-banked race track inside the Richmond Coliseum. The cars circle the hockey rink sized track at speeds nearing 50-mph – in less than 8 seconds! The racers run 2 and 3 abreast around this indoor track with all of the bumping, rubbing, crashing, and even flipping, normally associated with stock car races. In between the racing action, there is great music, spectator contests, T-shirt cannons, and awesome prizes! Come to the Coliseum an hour early for a driver meet & greet, included in the price of each ticket! Starts 1-hour before race time. Get up-close to race cars and meet the sponsors, mechanics, drivers, officials, and staff. Free posters (limited #’s per race – arrive early, while supplies last) Tickets $7-$14. http://www.arenaracingusa.com/ January 23 - 7:30PM January 24 - 7:00PM February 13 - 7:30PM February 27 - 7:30PM February 28 - 7:00PM March 20 - 7:30PM April 10 - 7:30PM April 18 - 7:00PM April 23 - 7:30PM. Friday, February 13, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. 501 N. 7th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondcoliseum.net.

"The Whipping Man" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

February 13 – March 8 It is Passover, 1865 in the ruins of a once grand home in Richmond, Virginia. The Civil War has just ended, and a Confederate officer comes home to find his family missing and only two former slaves remaining. Waiting for the family’s return, the three men find themselves digging up family secrets and discovering that war and slavery can damage even the best of men. Powerful, bold, and compelling, this play will take you on a fascinating journey through history. Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_whipping_man.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Friday, February 13, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"This World We Know" at Firehouse Theater

FEBRUARY 5 – MARCH 7, 2015 Winner of the 2013 Festival of New American Plays, This World We Know tells the story of an estranged brother and sister entangled in the lives of their younger selves. As this delicate play unfolds, the characters struggle to uproot their hostile family tree while planting the fragile seeds of forgiveness. Details: http://www.firehousetheatre.org/this-world-we-know-world-premiere/. Friday, February 13, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

The Legwarmers - Ultimate 80's Experience at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $16 After 16 years of performing over 100 concerts annually, releasing seven studio albums and selling more than 3.3 million tracks online, Umphrey’s McGee might be forgiven if they chose to rest on their laurels and attend to their lives as husbands and fathers. But you’d be wrong. With their eighth studio album, Similar Skin, and first for their own indie label, Nothing Too Fancy (N2F) Music (distributed by RED), the group - which formed on the Notre Dame campus outside of South Bend, Indiana in 1997 - has something to prove. And that’s not just to their ever-loyal fan base, but to those who have never heard a note, or worse - dismiss them as “too sophisticated, too complex” or think they know what Umphrey’s McGee is all about. Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/the-legwarmers-ultimate-80s-experience-5. Friday, February 13, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Darsombra, Bassoon, Among The Rocks And Roots at Strange Matter

Darsombra, Bassoon, Among The Rocks And Roots & More Tba 8pm Doors | $8 Cover | 18+. Friday, February 13, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.com.

Get Laid-RVA at The Canal Club

Get Laid-RVA - https://www.facebook.com/events/1170397819721050/?source=1 Come celebrate the longest running Valentine's Day Rave, as it takes a trip to Richmond, VA for the very first time. An all star line up featuring, Breaks, Dubstep, Trap, Drum & Bass, Electro, and House will excite you like no other. 7:30 doors 18 and up $20.00 Advance. Friday, February 13, 2015, 8:00 PM – Saturday, February 14, 2015, 12:00 AM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: The Relationsh*p Show

In this special Valentine’s Day show, the improvisers of the Coalition will be creating an entire show by interweaving true stories of love and heartbreak from the audience with scenes made up on the spot.The best thing about relationships are that everyone has a story to tell about them. Whether it’s a bizarre experience on blind date, an epic breakup saga, or an inspiring tale of love conquering all, we can all somehow relate. Audience members are encouraged to share true stories during the show, as the improvisers take inspiration in the characters and details provided to create a hilarious and poignant show live onstage.Singles, couples, casual daters, friends, friends with benefits, the chronically lonely…everyone will find something they like about this show! http://rvacomedy.com/event/relationship-show-feb13/ $10. Friday, February 13, 2015, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

"The Maggie Walker Story" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

January 30 – February 15, 2015 This compelling drama is a tribute to the great American woman from Richmond, Virginia who helped establish and organize the first civil rights strike by black students and became the nation’s first woman bank president. Starting her work at the order of St. Luke, a national savings group formed to pay the burial expensive of poor blacks, Maggie Walker became a powerful force in civil rights. Through this production, students will form a deeper understanding of Maggie Walker and the times in which she lived. Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 7 and up. $18. http://tickets.va-rep.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=3406. Saturday, February 14, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

University of Richmond Women's Basketball v. La Salle at Robins Center

Info - http://www.richmondspiders.com/SportSelect.dbml?SPID=91947 For additional information, please call the Robins Center Ticket Office toll-free at 1-877-SPIDER-1. General public parking is free and is located in several lots next to the Robins Center. Saturday, February 14, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Campus Dr. Richmond, VA 23226. For more info visit www.richmondspiders.com.

"The Whipping Man" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

February 13 – March 8 It is Passover, 1865 in the ruins of a once grand home in Richmond, Virginia. The Civil War has just ended, and a Confederate officer comes home to find his family missing and only two former slaves remaining. Waiting for the family’s return, the three men find themselves digging up family secrets and discovering that war and slavery can damage even the best of men. Powerful, bold, and compelling, this play will take you on a fascinating journey through history. Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_whipping_man.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Saturday, February 14, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"This World We Know" at Firehouse Theater

FEBRUARY 5 – MARCH 7, 2015 Winner of the 2013 Festival of New American Plays, This World We Know tells the story of an estranged brother and sister entangled in the lives of their younger selves. As this delicate play unfolds, the characters struggle to uproot their hostile family tree while planting the fragile seeds of forgiveness. Details: http://www.firehousetheatre.org/this-world-we-know-world-premiere/. Saturday, February 14, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

The New Pornographers at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $22.50 ADV | $25 DOS The New Pornographers' sixth album, Brill Bruisers, has a name that brings multiple connotations to mind, all of them apt, since band founder A.C. Newman acknowledges liking "titles that, in my mind, could have five different meanings." But you wouldn't steer yourself wrong if you gathered from the name that what you are about to hear will be both brainy and pugilistic. If you could put a face on an album title, this one might be represented by a boxer's mug with a monocle. This is a set of bruisers four years in the making, as several of the collective's more prominent members have been otherwise occupied by their day jobs, or moonlighting. Newman issued a solo album last year, while Dan Bejar found acclaim with another record with his other band, Destroyer; Neko Case was doing her usual under-her-own-name world conquering. Yet the promise of New Pornography continues to bring these disparate talents together just as it has since the first album they… Saturday, February 14, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Richmond Symphony Masterworks: An Evening of Duke Ellington at Carpenter Theater

Ellington The Three Black Kings (Les Trois Rois Noirs) Night Creature Harlem Selections from The Best of the Sacred Concerts $10-$78. Details: http://www.richmondsymphony.com/events_details.asp?id=304. Saturday, February 14, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondsymphony.com.

Through The Roots at The Canal Club

Through The Roots - https://www.facebook.com/ThroughTheRootsMusic TBA 8:00 doors $8.00/$10.00. Saturday, February 14, 2015, 8:00 PM – Sunday, February 15, 2015, 12:00 AM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: The Relationsh*p Show

In this special Valentine’s Day show, the improvisers of the Coalition will be creating an entire show by interweaving true stories of love and heartbreak from the audience with scenes made up on the spot.The best thing about relationships are that everyone has a story to tell about them. Whether it’s a bizarre experience on blind date, an epic breakup saga, or an inspiring tale of love conquering all, we can all somehow relate. Audience members are encouraged to share true stories during the show, as the improvisers take inspiration in the characters and details provided to create a hilarious and poignant show live onstage.Singles, couples, casual daters, friends, friends with benefits, the chronically lonely…everyone will find something they like about this show! http://rvacomedy.com/event/relationship-show-feb14/ $10. Saturday, February 14, 2015, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

"The Maggie Walker Story" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

January 30 – February 15, 2015 This compelling drama is a tribute to the great American woman from Richmond, Virginia who helped establish and organize the first civil rights strike by black students and became the nation’s first woman bank president. Starting her work at the order of St. Luke, a national savings group formed to pay the burial expensive of poor blacks, Maggie Walker became a powerful force in civil rights. Through this production, students will form a deeper understanding of Maggie Walker and the times in which she lived. Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 7 and up. $18. http://tickets.va-rep.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=3406. Sunday, February 15, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

"The Whipping Man" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

February 13 – March 8 It is Passover, 1865 in the ruins of a once grand home in Richmond, Virginia. The Civil War has just ended, and a Confederate officer comes home to find his family missing and only two former slaves remaining. Waiting for the family’s return, the three men find themselves digging up family secrets and discovering that war and slavery can damage even the best of men. Powerful, bold, and compelling, this play will take you on a fascinating journey through history. Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_whipping_man.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Sunday, February 15, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Winter Concert - FREE at Carpenter Theater

Free - no ticket required! More information to be announced. http://www.richmondsymphony.com/education.asp. Sunday, February 15, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondsymphony.com.

VCU Music: Al Regni, Alto Saxaphone at Singleton Performing Arts Center

Free. Details: http://arts.vcu.edu/music/2014/09/06/al-regni-alto-saxophone/. Monday, February 16, 2015, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 922 Park Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit arts.vcu.edu.

Firestarter, Trophy Wives, Centerfolds at The Canal Club

Firestarter - https://www.facebook.com/firestarterny/timeline Trophy Wives Centerfolds Hero To Human We Call This Courage 7:00 doors $8.00/$10.00. Monday, February 16, 2015, 8:00 PM – Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 12:00 AM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

VCU Rams v. Saint Louis at Siegel Center

Tickets - $25. (804) 828-RAMS (7267) Men's Basketball - http://www.vcuathletics.com/sports/mbkb/index. Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 1200 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vcuathletics.com.

WALE at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $25 ADV | $30 DOS World renowned, critically acclaimed, street heralded and Grammy nominated. When you speak about Wale now, you have to mention him as one of the elite. In just six years, the Washington DC native has elevated himself from local sensation to being part of hip-hop’s hierarchy. On the cusp of releasing his third LP, The Gifted, the outspoken wordsmith says he’s shooting for the crown and barring his soul. Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/wale-1. Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Virginia Union Women's Basketball v. Elizabeth City State

Tickets $10-$12. http://vuusports.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball. Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. 1500 N. Lombardy St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit vuusports.com.

VCU Lady Rams Basketball v. George Washington at Siegel Center

Tickets - (804) 828-RAMS (7267) Women's Basketball - http://vcuathletics.com/sports/wbkb/index. Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 1200 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit vcuathletics.com.

Virginia Union Basketball v. Elizabeth City State

Tickets $10-$12. http://vuusports.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball. Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 1500 N. Lombardy St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit vuusports.com.

Goddess Crow, Arcane Haven, Alaya at The Canal Club

Goddess Crow - https://www.facebook.com/pages/goddess-Crow/499134336841281 Arcane Haven Alaya Serive of Shadows 7:00 doors $8.00/$10.00. Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 8:00 PM – Thursday, February 19, 2015, 12:00 AM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

"Caroline, or Change" at Theater Gym at Virginia Rep Center

February 19 - March 14 Produced by Cadence Theatre Company, in partnership with Virginia Rep. It’s 1963. Caroline is an African American laundress, a single mother serving a family in the Deep South. As the socio-political world violently spins into a new order, Caroline’s faith and relationships are tested, but through her sacrifices, the depth of human bonds endures. Kushner and Tesori’s Tony Award-nominated musical is an inspired amalgam of blues, gospel and traditional Jewish melodies. Full Price: $28 | Virginia Rep Subscribers: $21 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_caroline_or.html. Thursday, February 19, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"The Whipping Man" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

February 13 – March 8 It is Passover, 1865 in the ruins of a once grand home in Richmond, Virginia. The Civil War has just ended, and a Confederate officer comes home to find his family missing and only two former slaves remaining. Waiting for the family’s return, the three men find themselves digging up family secrets and discovering that war and slavery can damage even the best of men. Powerful, bold, and compelling, this play will take you on a fascinating journey through history. Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_whipping_man.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Thursday, February 19, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

VCU Dance NOW at Grace Street Theater

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, February 19, 20, 21 2:00 PM Saturday matinee $20/$15 students For 2015, this concert features new works by guest artists Doug Varone and Dawn Marie Bazemore as well as by VCU Dance faculty members, all performed by VCU Dance majors. Details: http://arts.vcu.edu/dance/events/current-season/. Thursday, February 19, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 934 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit arts.vcu.edu.

VCU Dance NOW at Grace Street Theater

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, February 19, 20, 21 2:00 PM Saturday matinee $20/$15 students For 2015, this concert features new works by guest artists Doug Varone and Dawn Marie Bazemore as well as by VCU Dance faculty members, all performed by VCU Dance majors. Details: http://arts.vcu.edu/dance/events/current-season/. Friday, February 20, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 934 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit arts.vcu.edu.

VCU Dance NOW at Grace Street Theater

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, February 19, 20, 21 2:00 PM Saturday matinee $20/$15 students For 2015, this concert features new works by guest artists Doug Varone and Dawn Marie Bazemore as well as by VCU Dance faculty members, all performed by VCU Dance majors. Details: http://arts.vcu.edu/dance/events/current-season/. Friday, February 20, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 934 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit arts.vcu.edu.

UR International Film Series: "On the Ice" (USA, 2012)

Friday, Feb. 20 and Sunday, Feb. 22 Friday showings are at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday showings are at 7:30 p.m. The films are shown in the original language with English subtitles. 100 min. NR Alaskan Iñupiaq teenagers, Qalli and Aivaaq, set out on a seal hunt with their friend, James. A struggle among the boys ensues and James is killed. Qalli and Aivaaq become panicked over the situation and develop a story to explain James’ death, not as a murder, but as a tragic accident. The town of Barrow is hit hard by the loss of one of their own, while Qalli is left to deal with the guilt from his actions on that fateful day. Details: http://library.richmond.edu/mrc/international-film-series.html. Friday, February 20, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Robins School of Business University of Richmond. For more info visit library.richmond.edu.

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. Info: http://vmfa.museum/calendar/events/third-fridays-tango-work/. Friday, February 20, 2015, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

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, February 20, 2015, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM. 2626 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.childrensmuseumofrichmond.org.

"The Maggie Walker Story" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

January 30 – February 15, 2015 This compelling drama is a tribute to the great American woman from Richmond, Virginia who helped establish and organize the first civil rights strike by black students and became the nation’s first woman bank president. Starting her work at the order of St. Luke, a national savings group formed to pay the burial expensive of poor blacks, Maggie Walker became a powerful force in civil rights. Through this production, students will form a deeper understanding of Maggie Walker and the times in which she lived. Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 7 and up. $18. http://tickets.va-rep.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=3406. Friday, February 20, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

Richmond Ballet: "Don Quixote" at Carpenter Theatre

Adapted from the famous Cervantes tale of the aging, yet forever valiant (if not aloof) knight and his faithful squire Sancho Panza, Nicolas Beriozoff’s Don Quixote tells the playful story of two young lovers, the spirited maiden Kitri and her opportunistic Basilio, who, through a series of humorous events meet Cervantes’ hero en route to the altar. Filled with the bright colors of sunny Spain, bravura, high-flying jumps, and sizzling spins, Don Quixote is set to one of the most well-known ballet scores ever written in the work of Ludwig Minkus, and its choreography, originally set by the masterful Marius Petipa and adapted for Richmond Ballet by Beriozoff in 1985, is strong, sassy, and overflowing with energy. This popular full-length ballet is the beginning of our cultural exchange, Road to China and Beyond, with guest artists from the National Ballet of China. Details: http://www.richmondballet.com/season-tickets/performances/don-quixote Feb 20, 2015 7:00 pm Feb 21, 2015 2:00 pm Feb 21, 201… Friday, February 20, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondballet.com.

UR International Film Series: "On the Ice" (USA, 2012)

Friday, Feb. 20 and Sunday, Feb. 22 Friday showings are at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday showings are at 7:30 p.m. The films are shown in the original language with English subtitles. 100 min. NR Alaskan Iñupiaq teenagers, Qalli and Aivaaq, set out on a seal hunt with their friend, James. A struggle among the boys ensues and James is killed. Qalli and Aivaaq become panicked over the situation and develop a story to explain James’ death, not as a murder, but as a tragic accident. The town of Barrow is hit hard by the loss of one of their own, while Qalli is left to deal with the guilt from his actions on that fateful day. Details: http://library.richmond.edu/mrc/international-film-series.html. Friday, February 20, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Robins School of Business University of Richmond. For more info visit library.richmond.edu.

"Caroline, or Change" at Theater Gym at Virginia Rep Center

February 19 - March 14 Produced by Cadence Theatre Company, in partnership with Virginia Rep. It’s 1963. Caroline is an African American laundress, a single mother serving a family in the Deep South. As the socio-political world violently spins into a new order, Caroline’s faith and relationships are tested, but through her sacrifices, the depth of human bonds endures. Kushner and Tesori’s Tony Award-nominated musical is an inspired amalgam of blues, gospel and traditional Jewish melodies. Full Price: $28 | Virginia Rep Subscribers: $21 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_caroline_or.html. Friday, February 20, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"The Whipping Man" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

February 13 – March 8 It is Passover, 1865 in the ruins of a once grand home in Richmond, Virginia. The Civil War has just ended, and a Confederate officer comes home to find his family missing and only two former slaves remaining. Waiting for the family’s return, the three men find themselves digging up family secrets and discovering that war and slavery can damage even the best of men. Powerful, bold, and compelling, this play will take you on a fascinating journey through history. Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_whipping_man.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Friday, February 20, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"This World We Know" at Firehouse Theater

FEBRUARY 5 – MARCH 7, 2015 Winner of the 2013 Festival of New American Plays, This World We Know tells the story of an estranged brother and sister entangled in the lives of their younger selves. As this delicate play unfolds, the characters struggle to uproot their hostile family tree while planting the fragile seeds of forgiveness. Details: http://www.firehousetheatre.org/this-world-we-know-world-premiere/. Friday, February 20, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

Pierce The Veil & Sleeping With Sirens at The National

Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 7:00 PM SOLD OUT Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/rockstar-energy-drink-presents-pierce-the-veil-sleeping-with-sirens. Friday, February 20, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

VCU Dance NOW at Grace Street Theater

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, February 19, 20, 21 2:00 PM Saturday matinee $20/$15 students For 2015, this concert features new works by guest artists Doug Varone and Dawn Marie Bazemore as well as by VCU Dance faculty members, all performed by VCU Dance majors. Details: http://arts.vcu.edu/dance/events/current-season/. Friday, February 20, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 934 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit arts.vcu.edu.

The Space Time Travelers, Vexine at The Canal Club

The Space Time Travelers - https://www.facebook.com/thespacetimetravelers/timeline Vexine Lenny 7:00 doors $8.00/$10.00. Friday, February 20, 2015, 8:00 PM – Saturday, February 21, 2015, 12:00 AM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: What Was I Thinking?

Don’t miss the the Coalition’s 8-week run of What Was I Thinking? featuring live improv comedy inspired by the awkwardness of adolescence. Every night, a Coalition performer will share their very real past journal entries, poetry, and artwork. Come watch as we spin hormones and heartache into comedy gold.This show opens on Jan 2 and closes on Feb 20. http://rvacomedy.com/event/what-was-i-thinking-jan-23/ $10. Friday, February 20, 2015, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

Person of the Year: 1865 Symposium at Library of Virginia

It is time for the final Person of the Year Symposium of the Sesquicentennial. Who will be named the Person of the Year for 1865 and join previous winners Abraham Lincoln (1861), Robert E. Lee (1862), Ulysses S. Grant (1863), and William T. Sherman (1864)? You can help decide by joining us in the audience! While the nominees are not revealed until the lectures are given, we can divulge the outstanding historians that will be giving those lectures. The speakers who will nominate and make the case for candidates are William J. Cooper of Louisiana State University, Will Greene of Pamplin Historical Park, Robert Kenzer of the University of Richmond, Cassandra Newby-Alexander of Norfolk State University, and prize-winning biographer Elizabeth Brown Pryor. Tickets are $40 for Museum members and Library donors, and $60 for non-members. The registration fee includes a box lunch. Register online here, or by contacting John Coski via the email and phone number listed above, or by filling out and returning the at… Saturday, February 21, 2015, 9:25 AM – 4:55 PM. 800 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.moc.org.

Richmond Ballet: "Don Quixote" at Carpenter Theatre

Adapted from the famous Cervantes tale of the aging, yet forever valiant (if not aloof) knight and his faithful squire Sancho Panza, Nicolas Beriozoff’s Don Quixote tells the playful story of two young lovers, the spirited maiden Kitri and her opportunistic Basilio, who, through a series of humorous events meet Cervantes’ hero en route to the altar. Filled with the bright colors of sunny Spain, bravura, high-flying jumps, and sizzling spins, Don Quixote is set to one of the most well-known ballet scores ever written in the work of Ludwig Minkus, and its choreography, originally set by the masterful Marius Petipa and adapted for Richmond Ballet by Beriozoff in 1985, is strong, sassy, and overflowing with energy. This popular full-length ballet is the beginning of our cultural exchange, Road to China and Beyond, with guest artists from the National Ballet of China. Details: http://www.richmondballet.com/season-tickets/performances/don-quixote Feb 20, 2015 7:00 pm Feb 21, 2015 2:00 pm Feb 21, 201… Saturday, February 21, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondballet.com.

Monster Jam Monster Trucks at Richmond Coliseum

The twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over – OR smash through. Monster Jam is a thrill-a-second four-wheel drive extravaganza featuring a variety of specialty events including Pro Stadium Trucks, Quad Wars, Demolition Derby and specialty thrill acts. Featuring the world’s most famous 1,500 horse power Monster Jam trucks, Monster Jam events are the only place where fans will see legendary behemoth machines, including: Grave Digger® Max D℠ Man of Steel™ , El Toro Loco® Batman™ and many more, compete in jaw-dropping spectacles. The 2015 touring season brings more Monster Jam excitement tailored perfectly for your family’s budget, and these colorful, larger-than-life beasts are sure to capture the hearts of both young and old! Adults: $21-$31 / Kids: $10-$31 Details: http://richmondcoliseum.net/events/monster-jam-monster-trucks/. Saturday, February 21, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 501 N. 7th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondcoliseum.net.

VCU Rams v. Massachusetts at Siegel Center

Tickets - $25. (804) 828-RAMS (7267) Men's Basketball - http://www.vcuathletics.com/sports/mbkb/index. Saturday, February 21, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 1200 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vcuathletics.com.

University of Richmond Basketball v. George Washington at Robins Center

Tickets $12-$22. http://www.richmondspiders.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=26800&SPID=91946&SPSID=629633 For additional information, please call the Robins Center Ticket Office toll-free at 1-877-SPIDER-1. General public parking is free and is located in several lots next to the Robins Center. Saturday, February 21, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Campus Dr. Richmond, VA 23226. For more info visit www.richmondspiders.com.

Richmond Ballet: "Don Quixote" at Carpenter Theatre

Adapted from the famous Cervantes tale of the aging, yet forever valiant (if not aloof) knight and his faithful squire Sancho Panza, Nicolas Beriozoff’s Don Quixote tells the playful story of two young lovers, the spirited maiden Kitri and her opportunistic Basilio, who, through a series of humorous events meet Cervantes’ hero en route to the altar. Filled with the bright colors of sunny Spain, bravura, high-flying jumps, and sizzling spins, Don Quixote is set to one of the most well-known ballet scores ever written in the work of Ludwig Minkus, and its choreography, originally set by the masterful Marius Petipa and adapted for Richmond Ballet by Beriozoff in 1985, is strong, sassy, and overflowing with energy. This popular full-length ballet is the beginning of our cultural exchange, Road to China and Beyond, with guest artists from the National Ballet of China. Details: http://www.richmondballet.com/season-tickets/performances/don-quixote Feb 20, 2015 7:00 pm Feb 21, 2015 2:00 pm Feb 21, 201… Saturday, February 21, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondballet.com.

The Baes of RVA Fest at The Canal Club

The Baes of Rva Fest Inquiry, The Concussion Theory, Audiostrobelight, The Ivins, Burn The Ballroom, FS, Jeremy White & The Blue Hearts, Rebuilt 6:00 doors $8.00/$10.00. Saturday, February 21, 2015, 7:00 PM – Sunday, February 22, 2015, 12:00 AM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

Monster Jam Monster Trucks at Richmond Coliseum

The twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over – OR smash through. Monster Jam is a thrill-a-second four-wheel drive extravaganza featuring a variety of specialty events including Pro Stadium Trucks, Quad Wars, Demolition Derby and specialty thrill acts. Featuring the world’s most famous 1,500 horse power Monster Jam trucks, Monster Jam events are the only place where fans will see legendary behemoth machines, including: Grave Digger® Max D℠ Man of Steel™ , El Toro Loco® Batman™ and many more, compete in jaw-dropping spectacles. The 2015 touring season brings more Monster Jam excitement tailored perfectly for your family’s budget, and these colorful, larger-than-life beasts are sure to capture the hearts of both young and old! Adults: $21-$31 / Kids: $10-$31 Details: http://richmondcoliseum.net/events/monster-jam-monster-trucks-2/. Saturday, February 21, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. 501 N. 7th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondcoliseum.net.

"Caroline, or Change" at Theater Gym at Virginia Rep Center

February 19 - March 14 Produced by Cadence Theatre Company, in partnership with Virginia Rep. It’s 1963. Caroline is an African American laundress, a single mother serving a family in the Deep South. As the socio-political world violently spins into a new order, Caroline’s faith and relationships are tested, but through her sacrifices, the depth of human bonds endures. Kushner and Tesori’s Tony Award-nominated musical is an inspired amalgam of blues, gospel and traditional Jewish melodies. Full Price: $28 | Virginia Rep Subscribers: $21 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_caroline_or.html. Saturday, February 21, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"The Whipping Man" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

February 13 – March 8 It is Passover, 1865 in the ruins of a once grand home in Richmond, Virginia. The Civil War has just ended, and a Confederate officer comes home to find his family missing and only two former slaves remaining. Waiting for the family’s return, the three men find themselves digging up family secrets and discovering that war and slavery can damage even the best of men. Powerful, bold, and compelling, this play will take you on a fascinating journey through history. Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_whipping_man.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Saturday, February 21, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"This World We Know" at Firehouse Theater

FEBRUARY 5 – MARCH 7, 2015 Winner of the 2013 Festival of New American Plays, This World We Know tells the story of an estranged brother and sister entangled in the lives of their younger selves. As this delicate play unfolds, the characters struggle to uproot their hostile family tree while planting the fragile seeds of forgiveness. Details: http://www.firehousetheatre.org/this-world-we-know-world-premiere/. Saturday, February 21, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

SOJA at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $20 ADV | $25 DOS “I want to speak for people who don’t have microphones,” Jacob Hemphill says. “Our goal as a band is to stick up for the human race. We see the world and we try to make it better in the limited time we have here.” This is the philosophy behind SOJA’s music, a simple statement that has driven the D.C. area band, who blend reggae, go-go, D.C. hardcore, Latin, rock and hip-hop. Originally formed by a group of friends while still in middle school and has built a massive, dedicated fanbase around the world since. In the years following, SOJA has sold more than 200,000 albums, headlined shows in over 20 countries around the world, generated over three million Facebook fans, and 65 million YouTube views. Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/soja-2. Saturday, February 21, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

VCU Dance NOW at Grace Street Theater

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, February 19, 20, 21 2:00 PM Saturday matinee $20/$15 students For 2015, this concert features new works by guest artists Doug Varone and Dawn Marie Bazemore as well as by VCU Dance faculty members, all performed by VCU Dance majors. Details: http://arts.vcu.edu/dance/events/current-season/. Saturday, February 21, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 934 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit arts.vcu.edu.

VCU Lady Rams Basketball v. Massachusetts at Siegel Center

Tickets - (804) 828-RAMS (7267) Women's Basketball - http://vcuathletics.com/sports/wbkb/index. Sunday, February 22, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 1200 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit vcuathletics.com.

"The Whipping Man" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

February 13 – March 8 It is Passover, 1865 in the ruins of a once grand home in Richmond, Virginia. The Civil War has just ended, and a Confederate officer comes home to find his family missing and only two former slaves remaining. Waiting for the family’s return, the three men find themselves digging up family secrets and discovering that war and slavery can damage even the best of men. Powerful, bold, and compelling, this play will take you on a fascinating journey through history. Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_whipping_man.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Sunday, February 22, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"This World We Know" at Firehouse Theater

FEBRUARY 5 – MARCH 7, 2015 Winner of the 2013 Festival of New American Plays, This World We Know tells the story of an estranged brother and sister entangled in the lives of their younger selves. As this delicate play unfolds, the characters struggle to uproot their hostile family tree while planting the fragile seeds of forgiveness. Details: http://www.firehousetheatre.org/this-world-we-know-world-premiere/. Sunday, February 22, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

"The Romantic Guitar" with classical guitarist, Ronald Alig Chamber Music Series

Grace Baptist Church, Richmond On Sunday, February 22nd, Richmond’s growing chamber music series, Music from Grace, will present highly regarded guitarist, Ron Alig in "The Romantic Guitar". Music from Grace is more than a chamber music series. Working in partnership with area Non-profits, the series promotes awareness and raises funds in support of local charities. Proceeds from the 2014-2015 season will benefit the HARPS Foundation’s Sound Experiences, a music education program for underserved youth, and the Music Ministry of Grace Baptist Church. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for seniors and students. A portion of the proceeds will fund two charities, the HARPS Foundation’s Sound Experiences, a music education program for underserved youth, and the Music Ministry of Grace Baptist Church. For more information or to order tickets, call 804-837-9355 or order online at http://www.harpensemble.org About Ron Alig Ronald Alig is hailed as a versatile guitarist and gifted performer. He performs m… Sunday, February 22, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 4200 Dover Rd. Richmond, VA 23221.

Richmond Ballet: "Don Quixote" at Carpenter Theatre

Adapted from the famous Cervantes tale of the aging, yet forever valiant (if not aloof) knight and his faithful squire Sancho Panza, Nicolas Beriozoff’s Don Quixote tells the playful story of two young lovers, the spirited maiden Kitri and her opportunistic Basilio, who, through a series of humorous events meet Cervantes’ hero en route to the altar. Filled with the bright colors of sunny Spain, bravura, high-flying jumps, and sizzling spins, Don Quixote is set to one of the most well-known ballet scores ever written in the work of Ludwig Minkus, and its choreography, originally set by the masterful Marius Petipa and adapted for Richmond Ballet by Beriozoff in 1985, is strong, sassy, and overflowing with energy. This popular full-length ballet is the beginning of our cultural exchange, Road to China and Beyond, with guest artists from the National Ballet of China. Details: http://www.richmondballet.com/season-tickets/performances/don-quixote Feb 20, 2015 7:00 pm Feb 21, 2015 2:00 pm Feb 21, 201… Sunday, February 22, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondballet.com.

"Caroline, or Change" at Theater Gym at Virginia Rep Center

February 19 - March 14 Produced by Cadence Theatre Company, in partnership with Virginia Rep. It’s 1963. Caroline is an African American laundress, a single mother serving a family in the Deep South. As the socio-political world violently spins into a new order, Caroline’s faith and relationships are tested, but through her sacrifices, the depth of human bonds endures. Kushner and Tesori’s Tony Award-nominated musical is an inspired amalgam of blues, gospel and traditional Jewish melodies. Full Price: $28 | Virginia Rep Subscribers: $21 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_caroline_or.html. Sunday, February 22, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

UR International Film Series: "On the Ice" (USA, 2012)

Friday, Feb. 20 and Sunday, Feb. 22 Friday showings are at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday showings are at 7:30 p.m. The films are shown in the original language with English subtitles. 100 min. NR Alaskan Iñupiaq teenagers, Qalli and Aivaaq, set out on a seal hunt with their friend, James. A struggle among the boys ensues and James is killed. Qalli and Aivaaq become panicked over the situation and develop a story to explain James’ death, not as a murder, but as a tragic accident. The town of Barrow is hit hard by the loss of one of their own, while Qalli is left to deal with the guilt from his actions on that fateful day. Details: http://library.richmond.edu/mrc/international-film-series.html. Sunday, February 22, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Robins School of Business University of Richmond. For more info visit library.richmond.edu.

Humungus, Budd Dwyer, Led To The Grave & Vorator at Strange Matter

Humungus, Budd Dwyer, Led To The Grave & Vorator 9pm Doors | $7 Cover | 18+ FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/680074198771951/. Sunday, February 22, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.com.

"The Life and Love of Slave Trader Silas Omohundro" at The Library of Virginia

Free. Scholar Alexandra Findley chronicles the life of Silas Omohundro, a Richmond slave trader, and the African American woman he took as a wife. This program complements To Be Sold: Virginia and the American Slave Trade. Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. 800 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lva.virginia.gov.

Strange Matter & Stay Sweet Records Present... You Blew It!, Tiny Moving Parts, Rozwell Kid & Sundials at Strange Matter

Strange Matter & Stay Sweet Records Present... You Blew It! Tiny Moving Parts, Rozwell Kid & Sundials 5pm Doors | $12 Cover | All Ages FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/1520292128229169. Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.com.

VCU Music: Symphonic Wind Ensemble at Singleton Performing Arts Center

Free. Details: http://arts.vcu.edu/music/2014/09/12/symphonic-wind-ensemble/. Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 922 Park Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit arts.vcu.edu.

University of Richmond Basketball v. VCU at Robins Center

Tickets $12-$22. http://www.richmondspiders.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=26800&SPID=91946&SPSID=629633 For additional information, please call the Robins Center Ticket Office toll-free at 1-877-SPIDER-1. General public parking is free and is located in several lots next to the Robins Center. Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Campus Dr. Richmond, VA 23226. For more info visit www.richmondspiders.com.

Justin Townes Earle with special guest Gill Landry at Modlin Center

Once compared to a man who wears many suits, in thirty-two short years Justin Townes Earle has experienced more than most, both personally and professionally. Between releasing four full-length-critically-acclaimed albums, constant touring, multiple stints in rehab, a new found sobriety, being born Steve Earle’s son, amicable and not-so-amicable break-ups with record labels, and facing the trials and tribulations of everyday life, it’s safe to say JTE has quite the story to tell. His fifth album (and first ever on Vagrant Records) serves as the perfect platform for such narrations. Following the success of his critically-acclaimed-fifth-studio-album, Single Mothers, Justin Townes Earle is pleased to announce the release of the companion album, Absent Fathers. Comprised of 10 tracks, Absent Fathers was recorded alongside Single Mothers as a double album, but as Justin began to sequence it, he felt each half needed to make its own statement and they took on their own identities. Absent Fathers will be releas… Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Crenshaw Way Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

Fourth Fridays: Meet Up with Art at VMFA

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://vmfa.museum/calendar/events/fourth-fridays-meet-art/. Thursday, February 26, 2015, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

"Caroline, or Change" at Theater Gym at Virginia Rep Center

February 19 - March 14 Produced by Cadence Theatre Company, in partnership with Virginia Rep. It’s 1963. Caroline is an African American laundress, a single mother serving a family in the Deep South. As the socio-political world violently spins into a new order, Caroline’s faith and relationships are tested, but through her sacrifices, the depth of human bonds endures. Kushner and Tesori’s Tony Award-nominated musical is an inspired amalgam of blues, gospel and traditional Jewish melodies. Full Price: $28 | Virginia Rep Subscribers: $21 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_caroline_or.html. Thursday, February 26, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

RVA Festival of the Laugh Night 1 at Capital Ale House

Richmond has always been known for The Civil War, Edgar Allen Poe, The Flying Squirrels -- all funny stuff. But NEVER has there been a concentrated effort to bring funny people to Richmond for 24 hours of fun. That's all changed! For three nights in February, our RVA Music Hall will play host to hours upon hours of the best comedy you'll see under one roof EVER! Tonight's Line-up: Headliner: Ray Bullock Feature: David C. Wingfield Click here to purchase tickets. Time: 7 pm $10. Details - http://capitalalehouse.com/events-info/?ee=237. Thursday, February 26, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit capitalalehouse.com.

University of Richmond Women's Basketball v. George Washington at Robins Center

Info - http://www.richmondspiders.com/SportSelect.dbml?SPID=91947 For additional information, please call the Robins Center Ticket Office toll-free at 1-877-SPIDER-1. General public parking is free and is located in several lots next to the Robins Center. Thursday, February 26, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Campus Dr. Richmond, VA 23226. For more info visit www.richmondspiders.com.

"The Whipping Man" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

February 13 – March 8 It is Passover, 1865 in the ruins of a once grand home in Richmond, Virginia. The Civil War has just ended, and a Confederate officer comes home to find his family missing and only two former slaves remaining. Waiting for the family’s return, the three men find themselves digging up family secrets and discovering that war and slavery can damage even the best of men. Powerful, bold, and compelling, this play will take you on a fascinating journey through history. Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_whipping_man.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Thursday, February 26, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"This World We Know" at Firehouse Theater

FEBRUARY 5 – MARCH 7, 2015 Winner of the 2013 Festival of New American Plays, This World We Know tells the story of an estranged brother and sister entangled in the lives of their younger selves. As this delicate play unfolds, the characters struggle to uproot their hostile family tree while planting the fragile seeds of forgiveness. Details: http://www.firehousetheatre.org/this-world-we-know-world-premiere/. Thursday, February 26, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

UR International Film Series: "The Deflowering of Eva Van EndKid With a Bike" (Netherlands, 2011)

Friday, Feb. 27 and Sunday, March 1 Friday showings are at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday showings are at 7:30 p.m. The films are shown in the original language with English subtitles. 94 min. NR A misfit teenager, Eva, has a surprise for her dysfunctional family: she’s signed them up to host a German exchange student. In great satirical style, exchange student Veit arrives and is perfect in almost every way. His virtuous character is starkly and hilariously juxtaposed against Eva’s family, who are dealing with insecurities and various troubles. His presence, somehow, helps the family reinvent themselves. Details: http://library.richmond.edu/mrc/international-film-series.html. Friday, February 27, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Robins School of Business University of Richmond. For more info visit library.richmond.edu.

Fourth Fridays: Meet Up with Art at VMFA

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://vmfa.museum/calendar/events/fourth-fridays-meet-art/. Friday, February 27, 2015, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Winter Apocalypse Festival Day 1! at Strange Matter

WINTER APOCALYPSE FESTIVAL DAY 1! 6PM Doors | $12 Cover | 18+ FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/388650471282743/. Friday, February 27, 2015, 6:00 PM – Saturday, February 28, 2015, 12:00 AM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.com.

"The Maggie Walker Story" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

January 30 – February 15, 2015 This compelling drama is a tribute to the great American woman from Richmond, Virginia who helped establish and organize the first civil rights strike by black students and became the nation’s first woman bank president. Starting her work at the order of St. Luke, a national savings group formed to pay the burial expensive of poor blacks, Maggie Walker became a powerful force in civil rights. Through this production, students will form a deeper understanding of Maggie Walker and the times in which she lived. Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 7 and up. $18. http://tickets.va-rep.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=3406. Friday, February 27, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

Jerry Douglas Presents Earls of Leicester at The Beacon Theatre, Hopewell

Featuring Shawn Camp, Barry Bales of AKUS, Johnny Warren, Frank Solivan of Dirty Kitchen Band and Charlie Cushman. General Admission Balcony Upper Level (no assigned seats): $25.00, $30.00 door* Orchestra Lower Level (Reserve Seating): $45, $50 door* Orchestra Pit (Seated): $75.00 Tickets: http://thebeacontheatreva.com/. Friday, February 27, 2015, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 401 North Main Street, Hopewell, VA. For more info visit thebeacontheatreva.com.

RVA Festival of the Laugh Night 2 at Capital Ale House

Richmond has always been known for The Civil War, Edgar Allen Poe, The Flying Squirrels -- all funny stuff. But NEVER has there been a concentrated effort to bring funny people to Richmond for 24 hours of fun. That's all changed! For three nights in February, our RVA Music Hall will play host to hours upon hours of the best comedy you'll see under one roof EVER! Tonight's Line-up: Headliner: Jon D. Miller Feature: Cori Healy Time: 7 pm $10. Details - http://capitalalehouse.com/events-info/?ee=237. Friday, February 27, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit capitalalehouse.com.

UR International Film Series: "The Deflowering of Eva Van EndKid With a Bike" (Netherlands, 2011)

Friday, Feb. 27 and Sunday, March 1 Friday showings are at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday showings are at 7:30 p.m. The films are shown in the original language with English subtitles. 94 min. NR A misfit teenager, Eva, has a surprise for her dysfunctional family: she’s signed them up to host a German exchange student. In great satirical style, exchange student Veit arrives and is perfect in almost every way. His virtuous character is starkly and hilariously juxtaposed against Eva’s family, who are dealing with insecurities and various troubles. His presence, somehow, helps the family reinvent themselves. Details: http://library.richmond.edu/mrc/international-film-series.html. Friday, February 27, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Robins School of Business University of Richmond. For more info visit library.richmond.edu.

Arena Racing at Richmond Coliseum

scale stock cars racing around a high-banked race track inside the Richmond Coliseum. The cars circle the hockey rink sized track at speeds nearing 50-mph – in less than 8 seconds! The racers run 2 and 3 abreast around this indoor track with all of the bumping, rubbing, crashing, and even flipping, normally associated with stock car races. In between the racing action, there is great music, spectator contests, T-shirt cannons, and awesome prizes! Come to the Coliseum an hour early for a driver meet & greet, included in the price of each ticket! Starts 1-hour before race time. Get up-close to race cars and meet the sponsors, mechanics, drivers, officials, and staff. Free posters (limited #’s per race – arrive early, while supplies last) Tickets $7-$14. http://www.arenaracingusa.com/ January 23 - 7:30PM January 24 - 7:00PM February 13 - 7:30PM February 27 - 7:30PM February 28 - 7:00PM March 20 - 7:30PM April 10 - 7:30PM April 18 - 7:00PM April 23 - 7:30PM. Friday, February 27, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. 501 N. 7th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondcoliseum.net.

"Caroline, or Change" at Theater Gym at Virginia Rep Center

February 19 - March 14 Produced by Cadence Theatre Company, in partnership with Virginia Rep. It’s 1963. Caroline is an African American laundress, a single mother serving a family in the Deep South. As the socio-political world violently spins into a new order, Caroline’s faith and relationships are tested, but through her sacrifices, the depth of human bonds endures. Kushner and Tesori’s Tony Award-nominated musical is an inspired amalgam of blues, gospel and traditional Jewish melodies. Full Price: $28 | Virginia Rep Subscribers: $21 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_caroline_or.html. Friday, February 27, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"The Whipping Man" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

February 13 – March 8 It is Passover, 1865 in the ruins of a once grand home in Richmond, Virginia. The Civil War has just ended, and a Confederate officer comes home to find his family missing and only two former slaves remaining. Waiting for the family’s return, the three men find themselves digging up family secrets and discovering that war and slavery can damage even the best of men. Powerful, bold, and compelling, this play will take you on a fascinating journey through history. Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_whipping_man.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Friday, February 27, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"This World We Know" at Firehouse Theater

FEBRUARY 5 – MARCH 7, 2015 Winner of the 2013 Festival of New American Plays, This World We Know tells the story of an estranged brother and sister entangled in the lives of their younger selves. As this delicate play unfolds, the characters struggle to uproot their hostile family tree while planting the fragile seeds of forgiveness. Details: http://www.firehousetheatre.org/this-world-we-know-world-premiere/. Friday, February 27, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" at Hanover Tavern

February 27 – April 19 Hanover Tavern Lucy, Linus, Charlie Brown and the whole gang come to life on stage in this up-beat and heartwarming musical for children and adults alike. Based on the popular comic strip, Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz, familiar scenes and popular melodies will entertain us all with these favorite, endearing characters. Length: Approximately 2 hours Suggested for ages 7 and up. $40. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_youre_good.html. Friday, February 27, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

VCU Rams v. Dayton at Siegel Center

Tickets - $25. (804) 828-RAMS (7267) Men's Basketball - http://www.vcuathletics.com/sports/mbkb/index. Saturday, February 28, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 1200 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vcuathletics.com.

NT Live: "Treasure Island" at Modlin Center

Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre. It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins. About National Theatre of London Live The groundbreaking series National Theatre Live brings the best of British theatre direct from the stages of London to movie theatres around the world. Each performance is captured live in high definition and broadcast via satellite to participating venues. Tickets $7-$14. Details: http://modlin.richmond.edu/events/modlin-arts-presents/treasure-island.html. Saturday, February 28, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Crenshaw Way Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

Winter Apocalypse Festival Day 2! at Strange Matter

WINTER APOCALYPSE FESTIVAL DAY 2! 6PM Doors | $12 Cover | 18+ FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/388650471282743/. Saturday, February 28, 2015, 6:00 PM – Sunday, March 1, 2015, 12:00 AM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.com.

RVA Festival of the Laugh Night 3 at Capital Ale House

Richmond has always been known for The Civil War, Edgar Allen Poe, The Flying Squirrels -- all funny stuff. But NEVER has there been a concentrated effort to bring funny people to Richmond for 24 hours of fun. That's all changed! For three nights in February, our RVA Music Hall will play host to hours upon hours of the best comedy you'll see under one roof EVER! 7 pm Show Headliner: Micah Bam-Bamm White Feature: Brian Kerns 10 pm Show Headliner: Odyssey Michaels Feature: Jesse Thomas $10. Details - http://capitalalehouse.com/events-info/?ee=239. Saturday, February 28, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit capitalalehouse.com.

Arena Racing at Richmond Coliseum

scale stock cars racing around a high-banked race track inside the Richmond Coliseum. The cars circle the hockey rink sized track at speeds nearing 50-mph – in less than 8 seconds! The racers run 2 and 3 abreast around this indoor track with all of the bumping, rubbing, crashing, and even flipping, normally associated with stock car races. In between the racing action, there is great music, spectator contests, T-shirt cannons, and awesome prizes! Come to the Coliseum an hour early for a driver meet & greet, included in the price of each ticket! Starts 1-hour before race time. Get up-close to race cars and meet the sponsors, mechanics, drivers, officials, and staff. Free posters (limited #’s per race – arrive early, while supplies last) Tickets $7-$14. http://www.arenaracingusa.com/ January 23 - 7:30PM January 24 - 7:00PM February 13 - 7:30PM February 27 - 7:30PM February 28 - 7:00PM March 20 - 7:30PM April 10 - 7:30PM April 18 - 7:00PM April 23 - 7:30PM. Saturday, February 28, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 501 N. 7th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondcoliseum.net.

"Caroline, or Change" at Theater Gym at Virginia Rep Center

February 19 - March 14 Produced by Cadence Theatre Company, in partnership with Virginia Rep. It’s 1963. Caroline is an African American laundress, a single mother serving a family in the Deep South. As the socio-political world violently spins into a new order, Caroline’s faith and relationships are tested, but through her sacrifices, the depth of human bonds endures. Kushner and Tesori’s Tony Award-nominated musical is an inspired amalgam of blues, gospel and traditional Jewish melodies. Full Price: $28 | Virginia Rep Subscribers: $21 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_caroline_or.html. Saturday, February 28, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"The Whipping Man" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

February 13 – March 8 It is Passover, 1865 in the ruins of a once grand home in Richmond, Virginia. The Civil War has just ended, and a Confederate officer comes home to find his family missing and only two former slaves remaining. Waiting for the family’s return, the three men find themselves digging up family secrets and discovering that war and slavery can damage even the best of men. Powerful, bold, and compelling, this play will take you on a fascinating journey through history. Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_whipping_man.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Saturday, February 28, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"This World We Know" at Firehouse Theater

FEBRUARY 5 – MARCH 7, 2015 Winner of the 2013 Festival of New American Plays, This World We Know tells the story of an estranged brother and sister entangled in the lives of their younger selves. As this delicate play unfolds, the characters struggle to uproot their hostile family tree while planting the fragile seeds of forgiveness. Details: http://www.firehousetheatre.org/this-world-we-know-world-premiere/. Saturday, February 28, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" at Hanover Tavern

February 27 – April 19 Hanover Tavern Lucy, Linus, Charlie Brown and the whole gang come to life on stage in this up-beat and heartwarming musical for children and adults alike. Based on the popular comic strip, Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz, familiar scenes and popular melodies will entertain us all with these favorite, endearing characters. Length: Approximately 2 hours Suggested for ages 7 and up. $40. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_youre_good.html. Saturday, February 28, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Kacey Musgraves at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $25 ADV | $30 DOS Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/kacey-musgraves-same-tour-different-trailer. Saturday, February 28, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Richmond Symphony Pops: Wicked Divas at Carpenter Theater

Diva showstoppers from Broadway, opera and popular music join the RSO for a wicked good time with music from the Tony Award-winning musical and other favorites! Enjoy selections from Gypsy, Ragtime, Titanic, and of course, Wicked for an unforgettable night of the best from the Great White Way. $10-$78. Details: http://www.richmondsymphony.com/events_details.asp?id=311. Saturday, February 28, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondsymphony.com.

VCU Rennolds Music Series: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at Singleton Performing Arts Center

The Chamber Music Society performs numerous concerts on tour each year, reaching new audiences well beyond the walls of Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York City. The stellar cast includes Musical America’s 2012 Musicians of the Year, and CMS Artistic Directors cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han, along with two of their frequent collaborators, the dynamic violinist Daniel Hope, and viola legend Paul Neubauer. Bold, lush, and exquisite piano quartets by Mahler, Schumann, and Brahms comprise this unforgettable program. $34. Details: http://arts.vcu.edu/music/2014/04/28/chamber-music-society/. Saturday, February 28, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 922 Park Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit arts.vcu.edu.

Navaeh, Relative to Perception, Lucy in Battle Armor at The Canal Club

Navaeh - http://navaeh.bandcamp.com/ Relative to Perception Lucy in Battle Armor Sunbox 8:00 doors $12.00/$15.00. Saturday, February 28, 2015, 8:00 PM – Sunday, March 1, 2015, 1:00 AM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.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, February 28, 2015, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

RVA Festival of the Laugh Night 3 at Capital Ale House

Richmond has always been known for The Civil War, Edgar Allen Poe, The Flying Squirrels -- all funny stuff. But NEVER has there been a concentrated effort to bring funny people to Richmond for 24 hours of fun. That's all changed! For three nights in February, our RVA Music Hall will play host to hours upon hours of the best comedy you'll see under one roof EVER! 7 pm Show Headliner: Micah Bam-Bamm White Feature: Brian Kerns 10 pm Show Headliner: Odyssey Michaels Feature: Jesse Thomas $10. Details - http://capitalalehouse.com/events-info/?ee=239. Saturday, February 28, 2015, 10:00 PM – Sunday, March 1, 2015, 12:00 AM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit capitalalehouse.com.

"The Whipping Man" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

February 13 – March 8 It is Passover, 1865 in the ruins of a once grand home in Richmond, Virginia. The Civil War has just ended, and a Confederate officer comes home to find his family missing and only two former slaves remaining. Waiting for the family’s return, the three men find themselves digging up family secrets and discovering that war and slavery can damage even the best of men. Powerful, bold, and compelling, this play will take you on a fascinating journey through history. Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_whipping_man.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Sunday, March 1, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"This World We Know" at Firehouse Theater

FEBRUARY 5 – MARCH 7, 2015 Winner of the 2013 Festival of New American Plays, This World We Know tells the story of an estranged brother and sister entangled in the lives of their younger selves. As this delicate play unfolds, the characters struggle to uproot their hostile family tree while planting the fragile seeds of forgiveness. Details: http://www.firehousetheatre.org/this-world-we-know-world-premiere/. Sunday, March 1, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

"You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" at Hanover Tavern

February 27 – April 19 Hanover Tavern Lucy, Linus, Charlie Brown and the whole gang come to life on stage in this up-beat and heartwarming musical for children and adults alike. Based on the popular comic strip, Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz, familiar scenes and popular melodies will entertain us all with these favorite, endearing characters. Length: Approximately 2 hours Suggested for ages 7 and up. $40. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_youre_good.html. Sunday, March 1, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

VCU Lady Rams Basketball v. Richmond at Siegel Center

Tickets - (804) 828-RAMS (7267) Women's Basketball - http://vcuathletics.com/sports/wbkb/index. Sunday, March 1, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 1200 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit vcuathletics.com.

"Caroline, or Change" at Theater Gym at Virginia Rep Center

February 19 - March 14 Produced by Cadence Theatre Company, in partnership with Virginia Rep. It’s 1963. Caroline is an African American laundress, a single mother serving a family in the Deep South. As the socio-political world violently spins into a new order, Caroline’s faith and relationships are tested, but through her sacrifices, the depth of human bonds endures. Kushner and Tesori’s Tony Award-nominated musical is an inspired amalgam of blues, gospel and traditional Jewish melodies. Full Price: $28 | Virginia Rep Subscribers: $21 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_caroline_or.html. Sunday, March 1, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

UR International Film Series: "The Deflowering of Eva Van EndKid With a Bike" (Netherlands, 2011)

Friday, Feb. 27 and Sunday, March 1 Friday showings are at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday showings are at 7:30 p.m. The films are shown in the original language with English subtitles. 94 min. NR A misfit teenager, Eva, has a surprise for her dysfunctional family: she’s signed them up to host a German exchange student. In great satirical style, exchange student Veit arrives and is perfect in almost every way. His virtuous character is starkly and hilariously juxtaposed against Eva’s family, who are dealing with insecurities and various troubles. His presence, somehow, helps the family reinvent themselves. Details: http://library.richmond.edu/mrc/international-film-series.html. Sunday, March 1, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Robins School of Business University of Richmond. For more info visit library.richmond.edu.

The Gaslight Anthem at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $20 ADV | $23 DOS The Gaslight Anthem has always been hard; with GET HURT, the New Jersey-based rock 'n' roll band get heavy. Since coming together in 2007, the band has joyfully injected aspects of rock's most universal languages -- arena rock and barroom blues, folk and pure pop -- into punk's round hole, ultimately forging its own powerful, populist sound. 2012's HANDWRITTEN proved the apogee for The Gaslight Anthem's anthemic approach, scoring top 10 chart debuts in eight countries around the globe. Having climbed the mountaintop, the band has chosen to push their music farther than ever before, not via extra instrumentation or expanded arrangements, but by blowing up the template from stem to stern. Massive melodies and shout-to-the-top choruses are still well in hand, but songs like "1,000 Years" and the searing title track draw on grunge and symphonic pop, soul and psychedelia, all shot through with limitless ambition, experimental energy, and collectivist spirit.… Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball Tournament Round 1 at Coliseum

The Atlantic 10 Conference consists of 14 diverse members across seven states and Washington, D.C. The membership consists of Davidson College, University of Dayton, Duquesne University, Fordham University, George Mason University, The George Washington University, La Salle University, the University of Massachusetts, the University of Rhode Island, the University of Richmond, St. Bonaventure University, Saint Joseph’s University, Saint Louis University and Virginia Commonwealth University. Wednesday, March 4 @ 4:30 & 7:00 pm Thursday, March 5 @ 11:30 am, 2:00, 4:30 & 7:00 pm Friday, March 6 @ 11:00 am, 2:00, 4:30 & 7:00 pm Saturday, March 7 @ 11:00 am & 1:30 pm Sunday, March 8 @ 1 pm Details: http://richmondcoliseum.net/events/a10-womens-basketball/. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM. 501 N. 7th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondcoliseum.net.

Compagnie Käfig/ CCN Créteil et Val-De-Marne at Modlin Center

Compagnie Käfig/ CCN Créteil et Val-De-Marne “One of the most innovative troupes on the experimental dance scene.” – The New York Times Under the leadership of director and choreographer Mourad Merzouki, Compagnie Käfig / CCN Créteil et Val-De-Marne has become an international phenomenon, touring the world with sold-out performances and rave reviews. Merzouki, himself a major figure on the hip-hop scene for more than two decades, created Correria and Agwa after an inspiring encounter with eleven dancers from the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. These young dancers, whose individual stories, passion for dance, and fervent determination resonated with Merzouki, blend the powerful components of samba, hip-hop, and capoeira to create an athletic dance style that is fluid, beautiful, and surprising. Correria plunges us into a frantic, hectic race just like the one that governs our daily lives. Agwa is all about water – the most vital component of the human body, a precious natural resource to be preserved, and a s… Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Crenshaw Way Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.