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"Rodin: Evolution of a Genius" at VMFA

Rodin: Evolution of a Genius November 21, 2015 – March 13, 2016 Organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Musée Rodin in Paris, this exhibition will feature nearly 200 works by the greatest sculptor of the 19th and early 20th centuries: Auguste Rodin. Revealing the evolving output of this genius of sculpture, the exhibition examines his techniques, materials, models and assistants, and explores the extraordinary working process behind some of his best known works. Auguste Rodin completely revitalized the very language of sculpture with his passion for the creative act. Fragile plasters as well as patinated bronzes, marble figures, astonishing ceramics and never-before-exhibited photographs all attest to this creative intensity, with much of the work presented in North America for the first time. Info: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/auguste-rodin/. Friday, February 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

ChinaFest! Year of the Fire Monkey at VMFA

Celebrate the Year of the Fire Monkey by bringing the whole family out to explore Chinese art and culture! Enjoy artist demonstrations and performances, including a Lion Dance and Galapagos Puppets’ rendition of the adventures of the Monkey King. Learn about traditional Chinese arts by creating your own Peking opera mask, a dragon puppet, a decorative scroll, and a New Year lantern. Get moving with a red ribbon dance instrument, and don’t forget to get your face painted before heading over to our “selfie” setup for a photo-op! PERFORMANCES The Pride: Lion Dance at UVA performs Lion Dance Leslie Cheek Theater, Level L | 11:30–11:45 am and 2:15–2:30 pm Performers collaborate inside a lion costume to mimic the movements and characteristics of the animal to the sounds of vigorous drumming. Yu Dance Arts performs Colorful China Leslie Cheek Theater, Level L | 11:50 am–12:05 pm and 2:35–2:50 pm Immediately following Lion Dance performance Yu Dance Arts is a Richmond-based youth dance group directed… Friday, February 12, 2016, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Richmond Camping RV Expo at RIR Complex

Friday, February 12, 2016, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 600 E. Laburnum Ave. Richmond, VA.

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 12, 2016, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

"I Have a Dream" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

January 29 – February 14, 2016 Part of the Acts of Faith Festival The phenomenal impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is chronicled in this compelling dramatization of the life and times of one of the most influential and charismatic leaders of the American Century. Inspired by the arrest of Rosa Parks, Dr. King puts his philosophy of nonviolent protest to work. He gains recognition and becomes the dominant force in the Civil Rights Movement during its decade of greatest achievement. Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 7 and up. $16 | Subscribers $12 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_i_have.html. Friday, February 12, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Richmond Ballet: "Romeo & Juliet" at Carpenter Theatre

FEBRUARY 12–14, 2016 Feb 12, 2016 7:00 pm Feb 13, 2016 2:00 pm Feb 13, 2016 7:00 pm Feb 14, 2016 2:00 pm The greatest love story ever told is brought to life through Malcolm Burn’s passionate choreography – originally created for The Royal New Zealand Ballet and brought into the Richmond Ballet repertory in 1995 – and Sergei Prokofiev’s soaring emotional score. William Shakespeare’s masterful play set in Verona, Italy is known the world over for the powerful duel between the overwhelming emotions that rule the human soul: love and hatred. Propelled by a series of events that ultimately consume the storyline’s two young lovers – Juliet Capulet and the son of her family’s sworn enemy, Romeo Montague – the bard’s tragic tale has proved fertile ground for artists of all trades for centuries, with popular renditions performed by ballet companies across the globe. Shakespeare’s timeless words serve as the inspiration for the ballet’s choreography, woven together from the threads of eager youth, the ecs… Friday, February 12, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondballet.com.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) at Firehouse Theater

Fri, February 12th @ 7:30pm & Sat, February 13th @ 10:30pm Tickets - $15 “If you like Shakespeare, you’ll love this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll love this show!” – The Today Show The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), an irreverent, high-speed roller coaster ride through the Bard’s plays. Join this madcap trio of ambitious prop-laden actors as they weave their wicked way through Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild night that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter! Details: http://www.firehousetheatre.org/#!complete-works/igj1w. Friday, February 12, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

Georgia Rogers Farmer: Lies My Martini Told Me at Rhythm Hall

Part of the 2015-16 U.S. Trust Life is a Cabaret Series Feb. 12 & 13. Join local cabaret artist and domestic goddess, Georgia Rogers Farmer as she celebrates love! The evening of songs and stories with Georgia is funny, poignant and pleasantly unexpected. Her cabarets include an eclectic mix of songs – ranging from standards to Broadway to popular music. This will be a fun-filled evening that you won't forget! $25-50. Details: http://www.richmondcenterstage.com/event/georgia-rogers-farmer-lies-my-martini-told-me. Friday, February 12, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit vaopera.org.

"Saturday, Sunday, Monday" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

February 12 – March 6, 2016 Part of the Acts of Faith Festival Set in Naples in 1959, Saturday, Sunday, Monday reflects three days in the lives of a postwar Italian family. During the traditional Sunday dinner, passions flare amidst a gathering of family and friends. Add two cups of generational conflict, a dash of lovers' quarrel, and a heaping tablespoon of humor, and enjoy a meal you won’t forget. This fresh translation of an Italian classic will appeal to all the senses as the traditional ragù simmers on stage. Eduardo de Filippo is considered one of the great Italian playwrights and is best known for his Neapolitan works. He was also an actor, screenwriter, author and poet. Filippo was born in Naples to a playwright and theatre seamstress and began a life in theatre at an early age. His 1973 London production of Saturday, Sunday, Monday starring Laurence Olivier won the London Drama Critics Award. In 1981 he was made a life senator of the Italian Republic. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $3… Friday, February 12, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

The Bush League at The Tin Pan

The Bush League was founded on a front porch in 2007 not too far outside Richmond, Virginia, by dynamic vocalist JohnJason "JohnJay" Cecil and the heartbeat of the band, self-taught bassist Royce Folks. They are joined by Michael Burgess and Brad Moss on guitar with Wynton Davis keeping time on drums. The Bush League has sported many faces and played many different styles of music but the unifying force is the collective love of the Blues, particularly the soulful groovin' Hill Country Blues of North Mississippi. Taking that Hill Country base and drawing upon individual influences of rock, soul, funk, and gospel The Bush League meshes those genres to create their own sound that pays homage to traditional blues but with a modern feel. $10. Details: http://www.tinpanrva.com/event/1079367-bush-league-richmond/. Friday, February 12, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 8982 Quoccasin Road Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.tinpanrva.com.

The Legwarmers - Ultimate 80's Experience at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $16 Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/301615 Remember the Eighties? Sure, we all do...but the Legwarmers don't just remember the Eighties - they relive them. It all started back in May 2001 when Gordon Gartrell and Cru Jones had just seen yet another cover band butcher the decade that they loved, so they decided to do something about it. They assembled a group and vowed to give the world's most hedonistic decade the tribute it deserved. Joined by Chet Reno, Lavaar Huxtable, Cyndi Sindee, Capt. Morgan Pondo and Clarence McFly, they locked themselves in the basement with a shoebox-full of dusty 45's and an endless supply of Tab. One year later, the Legwarmers emerged. Friday, February 12, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Widespread Panic at Altria Theater

Widespread Panic has been together going on 30 years. Formed by original members vocalist/guitarist John "JB" Bell, bassist Dave Schools and late guitarist Michael Houser, who lived together in a suburban house in Athens, GA, where they met as students not far from the University of Georgia campus, later to be joined by drummer Todd Nance. Shortly after that, the band's line-up was solidified with the addition of percussionist Domingo "Sunny" Ortiz and keyboard player John "JoJo" Hermann. Formed in the tradition of the great southern guitar blues bands, with an improvisatory ethos, Widespread Panic continue to explore a sound all its own on the band's 12th album, Street Dogs. With next year marking three decades since forming their original line-up in 1986, Widespread Panic is still hungry to be the best band they can be, every single night, for their loyal fan base. Their accomplishments over that time are well-documented. During their impressive, now 30-year run, the band has released 12 studio albu… Friday, February 12, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 6 N. Laurel St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.altriatheater.com.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: High There! Episode 5

Every Friday at 8pm we present a brand-new episode of “High There!” – a live and improvised sitcom that follows the adventures of Jonathan Nelson, a down on his luck 20 something, as he attempts to rebuild his life after inheriting his late uncle’s head shop. Jonathan will make a go at it armed with nothing but his wits, the strength of his girlfriend Eve, the business sense of his employees Townsend and Grace, and the wisdom of his neighbor Waylon Lionel. Family and friends are important and Jonathan is going to need them all to be successful. It’s gonna be tough, but like his uncle always used to say, “When life hands you lemons turn those lemons into a bong and blast off!” $10. Info: http://rvacomedy.com/event/high-there-feb-12/. Friday, February 12, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

Future Prospect, The Big Payback at The Camel

$10.00 - $12.00 The Big Payback is a hard-hitting Funk/Rock/R&B band featuring the soulful vocals of Leah Isabel Tirado and a smoking horn section. Exploring everything from funk-laden and world-beat originals to soul and R&B classics, The Payback will leave the crowd as exhausted as the musicians themselves. The Big Payback brings together some of the Midwest's finest musicians, each offering a wide array of experiences helping to create a unique and infectious sound. These musicians can also be heard performing with Youngblood Brass Band, Harmonious Wail, Reels Green, Weapons of Mass Defunktion, Gadjo Players, Grupo Candela, and Vic Ferrari. In addition, The Payback proudly teaches, giving master classes and performances at schools throughout the Midwest. Info: http://www.thecamel.org/event/1060121-future-prospect-big-payback-richmond/. Friday, February 12, 2016, 9:00 PM – Saturday, February 13, 2016, 12:00 AM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

The Trongone Band at The Broadberry

Rapidly gaining momentum with a sound that falls somewhere between southern Rock ‘n’ Soul and Americana Jam, The Trongone Band is turning heads and making an impact on the east coast music scene. Formed as a family and by brothers Andrew and Johnny with father John Sr. on bass, The Trongone Band enlisted much sought-after keyboardist Ben "Wolfe" White and quickly began packing various venues around Richmond, VA. With the addition of Wolfe, they entrenched theirfootprint on the city with a Thursday night residency at Cary Street Cafe, pushing the popular music room to maximum capacity for two straight years. $10-$12. http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/1055647-trongone-band-richmond/. Friday, February 12, 2016, 9:00 PM – Saturday, February 13, 2016, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.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! $10. Info: http://rvacomedy.com/event/the-relationshp-show-feb-12/. Friday, February 12, 2016, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

Widespread Panic Afterparty with Bloodkin at Capital Ale House

11pm-1:30am Daniel Hutchens and Eric Carter met each other when they were eight years old. They solidified their early friendship based on a mutual love of baseball, comic books, and rock n roll music. They grew up in West Virginia; much time during their high school years was spent on Skull Run Road, where Eric's family lived, a few miles outside Ravenswood. The boys recall that road as being the site of their first garage band practices. After high school, they started getting a little more serious about their blossoming songwriting partnership. Their road wound through Huntington, WV, and eventually on to Athens, GA, which they soon came to call home. They continued to concentrate on their songwriting, and by the early 90's they had a catalogue of over 300 compositions. By this time Hutchens and Carter had given their musical collaboration a "band name": Bloodkin. $10. Details - http://capitalalehouse.ticketfly.com/event/1016785-widespread-panic-after-party-richmond/. Friday, February 12, 2016, 10:30 PM – Saturday, February 13, 2016, 12:00 AM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit capitalalehouse.ticketfly.com.

"Rodin: Evolution of a Genius" at VMFA

Rodin: Evolution of a Genius November 21, 2015 – March 13, 2016 Organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Musée Rodin in Paris, this exhibition will feature nearly 200 works by the greatest sculptor of the 19th and early 20th centuries: Auguste Rodin. Revealing the evolving output of this genius of sculpture, the exhibition examines his techniques, materials, models and assistants, and explores the extraordinary working process behind some of his best known works. Auguste Rodin completely revitalized the very language of sculpture with his passion for the creative act. Fragile plasters as well as patinated bronzes, marble figures, astonishing ceramics and never-before-exhibited photographs all attest to this creative intensity, with much of the work presented in North America for the first time. Info: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/auguste-rodin/. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

"I Have a Dream" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

January 29 – February 14, 2016 Part of the Acts of Faith Festival The phenomenal impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is chronicled in this compelling dramatization of the life and times of one of the most influential and charismatic leaders of the American Century. Inspired by the arrest of Rosa Parks, Dr. King puts his philosophy of nonviolent protest to work. He gains recognition and becomes the dominant force in the Civil Rights Movement during its decade of greatest achievement. Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 7 and up. $16 | Subscribers $12 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_i_have.html. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Richmond Camping RV Expo at RIR Complex

Saturday, February 13, 2016, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 600 E. Laburnum Ave. Richmond, VA.

Anti-Valentine’s Day Party at Center of the Universe Brewing

Do you love Valentine’s Day? Do you love the flowers? The cards? The candies? Unrealistic romantic comedies? If you said yes, that’s neat. If you said no. Congratulations. We are the place for you this Valentine’s Day! There aren’t going to be any crazy red hearts, flowers, or those candies with creepy pre-written messages. There is going to be lots of beer, live music, southern food, and a bunch of like minded people who want to enjoy a Saturday without getting bombarded by stupid Cupid’s arrows. We will be tapping two special kegs of Imperial stout. 1 PM - Unseasonable Stout on fresh raspberries and chocolate. 5 PM - Unseasonable Stout on cherries and chocolate. Something Shiny Band will play live from 4-7 pm. Get off the Valentine’s hype train. Hop aboard the COTU Express. Details: http://www.cotubrewing.com/event/anti-valentines-day-party-2/. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 11293 Air Park Rd. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.cotubrewing.com.

"I Have a Dream" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

January 29 – February 14, 2016 Part of the Acts of Faith Festival The phenomenal impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is chronicled in this compelling dramatization of the life and times of one of the most influential and charismatic leaders of the American Century. Inspired by the arrest of Rosa Parks, Dr. King puts his philosophy of nonviolent protest to work. He gains recognition and becomes the dominant force in the Civil Rights Movement during its decade of greatest achievement. Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 7 and up. $16 | Subscribers $12 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_i_have.html. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Saturday, Sunday, Monday" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

February 12 – March 6, 2016 Part of the Acts of Faith Festival Set in Naples in 1959, Saturday, Sunday, Monday reflects three days in the lives of a postwar Italian family. During the traditional Sunday dinner, passions flare amidst a gathering of family and friends. Add two cups of generational conflict, a dash of lovers' quarrel, and a heaping tablespoon of humor, and enjoy a meal you won’t forget. This fresh translation of an Italian classic will appeal to all the senses as the traditional ragù simmers on stage. Eduardo de Filippo is considered one of the great Italian playwrights and is best known for his Neapolitan works. He was also an actor, screenwriter, author and poet. Filippo was born in Naples to a playwright and theatre seamstress and began a life in theatre at an early age. His 1973 London production of Saturday, Sunday, Monday starring Laurence Olivier won the London Drama Critics Award. In 1981 he was made a life senator of the Italian Republic. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $3… Saturday, February 13, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Richmond Ballet: "Romeo & Juliet" at Carpenter Theatre

FEBRUARY 12–14, 2016 Feb 12, 2016 7:00 pm Feb 13, 2016 2:00 pm Feb 13, 2016 7:00 pm Feb 14, 2016 2:00 pm The greatest love story ever told is brought to life through Malcolm Burn’s passionate choreography – originally created for The Royal New Zealand Ballet and brought into the Richmond Ballet repertory in 1995 – and Sergei Prokofiev’s soaring emotional score. William Shakespeare’s masterful play set in Verona, Italy is known the world over for the powerful duel between the overwhelming emotions that rule the human soul: love and hatred. Propelled by a series of events that ultimately consume the storyline’s two young lovers – Juliet Capulet and the son of her family’s sworn enemy, Romeo Montague – the bard’s tragic tale has proved fertile ground for artists of all trades for centuries, with popular renditions performed by ballet companies across the globe. Shakespeare’s timeless words serve as the inspiration for the ballet’s choreography, woven together from the threads of eager youth, the ecs… Saturday, February 13, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondballet.com.

Virginia Union Women's Basketball v. Lincoln University

Tickets $10-$12. http://vuusports.com/index.aspx?path=wbball&. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 1500 N. Lombardy St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit vuusports.com.

Virginia Union Basketball v. Lincoln University

Tickets $10-$12. http://vuusports.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 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. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Campus Dr. Richmond, VA 23226. For more info visit www.richmondspiders.com.

VCU Rams Basketball v. Saint Louis at Siegel Center

Tickets - $25. (804) 828-RAMS (7267) Men's Basketball - http://vcuathletics.com/sports/mbkb/index. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1200 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit vcuathletics.com.

Richmond Ballet: "Romeo & Juliet" at Carpenter Theatre

FEBRUARY 12–14, 2016 Feb 12, 2016 7:00 pm Feb 13, 2016 2:00 pm Feb 13, 2016 7:00 pm Feb 14, 2016 2:00 pm The greatest love story ever told is brought to life through Malcolm Burn’s passionate choreography – originally created for The Royal New Zealand Ballet and brought into the Richmond Ballet repertory in 1995 – and Sergei Prokofiev’s soaring emotional score. William Shakespeare’s masterful play set in Verona, Italy is known the world over for the powerful duel between the overwhelming emotions that rule the human soul: love and hatred. Propelled by a series of events that ultimately consume the storyline’s two young lovers – Juliet Capulet and the son of her family’s sworn enemy, Romeo Montague – the bard’s tragic tale has proved fertile ground for artists of all trades for centuries, with popular renditions performed by ballet companies across the globe. Shakespeare’s timeless words serve as the inspiration for the ballet’s choreography, woven together from the threads of eager youth, the ecs… Saturday, February 13, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondballet.com.

The Tell Tale Hearts Storyteller's Theater Presents "Fools for Love" at Firehouse Theater

An evening of sweet desserts, stories and songs about fools, love and the human condition. Treat your honey to a romantic Valentine’s evening of stories and songs about fools, love, and the human condition. To top off the treat, we’ll be serving a buffet of delectable desserts. The Tell Tale Hearts is Richmond’s only professional Storyteller’s Theater and offers the best of stories and storytelling. This is RVA's best Valentine’s date. Details: http://www.firehousetheatre.org/#!fools-for-love/lkmyt. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

Georgia Rogers Farmer: Lies My Martini Told Me at Rhythm Hall

Part of the 2015-16 U.S. Trust Life is a Cabaret Series Feb. 12 & 13. Join local cabaret artist and domestic goddess, Georgia Rogers Farmer as she celebrates love! The evening of songs and stories with Georgia is funny, poignant and pleasantly unexpected. Her cabarets include an eclectic mix of songs – ranging from standards to Broadway to popular music. This will be a fun-filled evening that you won't forget! $25-50. Details: http://www.richmondcenterstage.com/event/georgia-rogers-farmer-lies-my-martini-told-me. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit vaopera.org.

Balsam Range at Modlin Center

Hailing from Western North Carolina, Balsam Range blends elements of jazz, country, gospel, swing, and old-time picking to create a fresh approach to Southern acoustic music. Five distinct personalities mixed with virtuosic musical prowess combine to make a remarkable musical experience that has won the group a host of awards, among them the 2014 International Bluegrass Music Association Entertainers of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, and Male Vocalist of the Year (Buddy Melton). Tickets $10-$40. Details: http://modlin.richmond.edu/events/modlin-arts-presents/balsam-range.html. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Crenshaw Way Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

"Saturday, Sunday, Monday" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

February 12 – March 6, 2016 Part of the Acts of Faith Festival Set in Naples in 1959, Saturday, Sunday, Monday reflects three days in the lives of a postwar Italian family. During the traditional Sunday dinner, passions flare amidst a gathering of family and friends. Add two cups of generational conflict, a dash of lovers' quarrel, and a heaping tablespoon of humor, and enjoy a meal you won’t forget. This fresh translation of an Italian classic will appeal to all the senses as the traditional ragù simmers on stage. Eduardo de Filippo is considered one of the great Italian playwrights and is best known for his Neapolitan works. He was also an actor, screenwriter, author and poet. Filippo was born in Naples to a playwright and theatre seamstress and began a life in theatre at an early age. His 1973 London production of Saturday, Sunday, Monday starring Laurence Olivier won the London Drama Critics Award. In 1981 he was made a life senator of the Italian Republic. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $3… Saturday, February 13, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Benny Turner CD Release with Bob Margolin and The Nighthawks at Capital Ale House

A veteran musician of more than fifty years, Benny Turner has played everywhere from the Chitlin' Circuit, to Europe, Japan, Australia, and all points in between. Content to be a sideman in support of the many giants he has worked with, in 2010 the time came for Benny to take his rightful place in the spotlight on center stage, to the delight of blues fans worldwide. Born in Gilmer, Texas, Benny and his older brother, blues legend Freddie King, learned to play guitar from their mother, Ella Mae (King) Turner and her brothers Leon and Leonard King. While Freddie was captivated by the guitar and wanted to be a performer, Benny just enjoyed the music and the opportunities to share it with the older brother he admired and adored. The boys used to race home from school to catch the last few minutes of a radio show called "In the Groove," where they heard the music of artists such as Louis Jordan, Charles Brown and later, T-Bone Walker. The Nighthawks was an idea in Mark Wenner's brain long before he was abl… Saturday, February 13, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit capitalalehouse.ticketfly.com.

Lucy Kaplansky at The Tin Pan

Lucy Kaplansky is a rare vocal talent, "a truly gifted performer...full of enchanting songs" (New York Times). Blending country, folk and pop styles, she has the unique ability to make every song sound fresh, whether singing her own sweet originals, covering country classics by June Carter Cash and Gram Parsons or singing pop favor- ites by Lennon/McCartney and Nick Lowe. Lucy's iconic voice has been featured in film and on television, includ- ing commercials like Chevrolet's iconic "Heartbeat of America" jingle. A Billboard-charting singer and one of the top-selling artists on Red House Records, she has topped the folk and Americana radio charts and has been fea- tured on shows throughout the world from NPR's Weekend and Morning Editions to BBC Radio to CBS Sunday Morning. One of the most in-demand harmony singers, Lucy has sung on countless records, performing with Su- zanne Vega, Bryan Ferry, Nanci Griffith and Shawn Colvin. $25 adv / $30 door. Details: http://www.tinpanrva.com/event/989065-lucy-kaplan… Saturday, February 13, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 8982 Quoccasin Road Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.tinpanrva.com.

Umphrey’s McGee at The National

After 17-plus years of performing more than 100 concerts annually, releasing eight studio albums and selling more than 3.5 million tracks online, Umphrey’s McGee might be forgiven if they chose to rest on their laurels. But then that wouldn’t be consistent with the work ethic demonstrated by the band, which consistently attempts to raise the bar, setting and achieving new goals since forming on the Notre Dame campus in South Bend, IN, in 1997. Umphrey’s McGee are more than just a rock band – through nearly two decades, they have proven to be on the cutting-edge of both music and technology, super-serving their fans through a community that stretches from the campus of Notre Dame to the hallowed halls of Abbey Road. Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $25-$30. Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/295256. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

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

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 $10. Info: http://rvacomedy.com/event/riot-feb-13/. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

WRIR 10th Annual Party to Celebrate Heartache and Love Gone Bad at Gallery 5

If you are a lonely heart, a misanthrope, or even a happy person who enjoys great music while in the company of the brokenhearted, then WRIR’s Black Valentine’s Day Party is just what the love doctor ordered. Three great performers, Adam Eubank, Vexine and Imaginary Sons, will exclusively perform songs about love gone terribly wrong. These are songs that speak to love unrequited, betrayal, dispair, and hearts torn asunder… the horrible emotions that make life worth living. Your favorite WRIR DJs will be on hand to spin songs of romantic woe between sets. This year’s party will also mark the return of the Black Valentine’s Day live Date Auction! Each winning bidder will walk away with an eligible date and a dinner for two at one of Richmond’s finest restaurants. And should romance bloom, don’t blame us when it all comes crashing down in a fiery wreck. You should have seen that coming. For the past nine years, the romantically downtrodden have found solace at the Black Valentine’s Day Party. Well-a… Saturday, February 13, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 200 W Marshall St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

The Slank, Vanilla Summit at The Camel

$7. Long time spaceship captain Al 3 has been laying down the highs and lows for sometime now. His soon to drop musical delivery, is full of phonky ass ditties prepared by himself and a smattering of delicious contemporaries. The Slank is the vehicle for delivering these compositions to a live audience. Joined by old, dear friends, Al 3 embarks on a crusade to spread the Freak Groove to all. Info: http://www.thecamel.org/event/1025823-slank-vanilla-summit-richmond/. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 9:00 PM – Sunday, February 14, 2016, 12:00 AM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

The Love Boat Luau with Three Sheets to the Wind at The Broadberry

Named both "Best Band" by Richmond Magazine, and "Best Cover Band" by STYLE Weekly four years running (2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014), Three Sheets to the Wind is also "America's #1 Tribute to Yacht Rock." Three Sheets to the Wind pays authentic tribute to soft rock classics from the late '70s and '80s—undoubtedly the smoothest music ever created by mankind. It was an era of high gas prices and oil embargos that led America back to the simple joys of sailing, pina coladas, moustaches, and makin' love…sweet love. The heartbeat of the sexy-tet belongs to short-shorted drummer Danny Marnier. Bass duties fall to steady shipmate Sonny Pockett. The saccharine saxophone sweetness is supplied by "Mister" JC Kuhl, while manly keyboardist Walter Ego, guitarist Captain Max Power, and multi-instrumentalist Topper Dandy rock you softly with their sincere vocal delivery and sweeter-than-TaB™ harmonies. $12.00 - $40.00. http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/1059359-love-boat-luau-three-sheets-richmond/. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 9:00 PM – Sunday, February 14, 2016, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: Deli Rats & College for Bears

RATSSummer 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 acidCOLLEGE for BEARS. College for Bears is Josh Blubaugh and Steve Howze. Together, they are a 2 person frightstorm of high energy and odd relationships. $5. Info: http://rvacomedy.com/event/deli-rats-college-4-bears/. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) at Firehouse Theater

Fri, February 12th @ 7:30pm & Sat, February 13th @ 10:30pm Tickets - $15 “If you like Shakespeare, you’ll love this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll love this show!” – The Today Show The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), an irreverent, high-speed roller coaster ride through the Bard’s plays. Join this madcap trio of ambitious prop-laden actors as they weave their wicked way through Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild night that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter! Details: http://www.firehousetheatre.org/#!complete-works/igj1w. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:30 PM – Sunday, February 14, 2016, 12:00 AM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

"Rodin: Evolution of a Genius" at VMFA

Rodin: Evolution of a Genius November 21, 2015 – March 13, 2016 Organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Musée Rodin in Paris, this exhibition will feature nearly 200 works by the greatest sculptor of the 19th and early 20th centuries: Auguste Rodin. Revealing the evolving output of this genius of sculpture, the exhibition examines his techniques, materials, models and assistants, and explores the extraordinary working process behind some of his best known works. Auguste Rodin completely revitalized the very language of sculpture with his passion for the creative act. Fragile plasters as well as patinated bronzes, marble figures, astonishing ceramics and never-before-exhibited photographs all attest to this creative intensity, with much of the work presented in North America for the first time. Info: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/auguste-rodin/. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Richmond Camping RV Expo at RIR Complex

Sunday, February 14, 2016, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 600 E. Laburnum Ave. Richmond, VA.

VCU Lady Rams Basketball v. Richmond at Siegel Center

Tickets - (804) 828-RAMS (7267) Women's Basketball - http://www.vcuathletics.com/sports/wbkb/index. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 1200 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vcuathletics.com.

"I Have a Dream" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

January 29 – February 14, 2016 Part of the Acts of Faith Festival The phenomenal impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is chronicled in this compelling dramatization of the life and times of one of the most influential and charismatic leaders of the American Century. Inspired by the arrest of Rosa Parks, Dr. King puts his philosophy of nonviolent protest to work. He gains recognition and becomes the dominant force in the Civil Rights Movement during its decade of greatest achievement. Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 7 and up. $16 | Subscribers $12 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_i_have.html. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Saturday, Sunday, Monday" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

February 12 – March 6, 2016 Part of the Acts of Faith Festival Set in Naples in 1959, Saturday, Sunday, Monday reflects three days in the lives of a postwar Italian family. During the traditional Sunday dinner, passions flare amidst a gathering of family and friends. Add two cups of generational conflict, a dash of lovers' quarrel, and a heaping tablespoon of humor, and enjoy a meal you won’t forget. This fresh translation of an Italian classic will appeal to all the senses as the traditional ragù simmers on stage. Eduardo de Filippo is considered one of the great Italian playwrights and is best known for his Neapolitan works. He was also an actor, screenwriter, author and poet. Filippo was born in Naples to a playwright and theatre seamstress and began a life in theatre at an early age. His 1973 London production of Saturday, Sunday, Monday starring Laurence Olivier won the London Drama Critics Award. In 1981 he was made a life senator of the Italian Republic. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $3… Sunday, February 14, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Valentines Day at The Tin Pan (Feat.The Bob Blagg Trio) at The Tin Pan

Come enjoy your Valentines Day with a friend and/or a loved one! We will be offering two seating times (5-7pm or 8-10pm). Please choose what time works best for you. Each ticket/seating option will experience live music by The Bob Blagg Trio and a pre-fixed 3 course meal. See menu below. If you would like other parties to join you that have purchased their tickets separately, please give us a call or e-mail us at tickets@tinpanrva.com to let us know ahead of time. $50 per person. Details: http://www.tinpanrva.com/event/1063305-valentines-day-tin-pan-bob-richmond/. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 8982 Quoccasin Road Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.tinpanrva.com.

Bill Engvall at Altria Theater

The thing that makes any entertainer successful is the ability to connect with an audience. It’s the quality of sharing the humor in everyday situations that has made Bill Engvall one of the top comedians today and among the busiest. Bill was part of the enormously successful Blue Collar Comedy concert films, which have sold more than 9 million units and are some of the most watched movies and special in Comedy Central history. The soundtrack for Blue Collar Comedy Tour - One For The Road (Warner Bros./Jack Records) was also nominated for a Grammy Award. $40-$60. Details: http://www.altriatheater.com/events/detail/bill-engvall. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 6 N. Laurel St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.altriatheater.com.

The Porch - "Listening to America Series" at Firehouse Theater

The Porch - Listening to America Mon, Feb 8 @ 7pm Sun, Feb 14 @ 7pm Mon, Feb 15 @ 7pm Mon, Feb 22 @ 7pm Some of the greatest musicians you've never heard of will be coming from their porches throughout Virginia to share their stories and music. Created and produced by Christian D'Andrea Performers: Mac Traynham, Larry Burnett, Robert Wasman, Anthony Blackburn, Stevie Barr, Buck Mountain Band and more! Join us as we explore this mystical musical incubator -- the American porch -- where American music was born, and where it lives again. Whether affixed to the front of a country cabin or attached to an urban tenement, porches have witnessed -- and fostered -- the birth of a lot of great American music, and a lot of great American talents. Tapping into that proud tradition and preserving it, filmmaker Christian D’Andrea and Firehouse Theatre will be recreating an Appalachian porch on Broad Street to host Virginia's remarkable folk minstrels, balladeers, pickers, bards, and storytellers. Real a… Sunday, February 14, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

Umphrey’s McGee at The National

After 17-plus years of performing more than 100 concerts annually, releasing eight studio albums and selling more than 3.5 million tracks online, Umphrey’s McGee might be forgiven if they chose to rest on their laurels. But then that wouldn’t be consistent with the work ethic demonstrated by the band, which consistently attempts to raise the bar, setting and achieving new goals since forming on the Notre Dame campus in South Bend, IN, in 1997. Umphrey’s McGee are more than just a rock band – through nearly two decades, they have proven to be on the cutting-edge of both music and technology, super-serving their fans through a community that stretches from the campus of Notre Dame to the hallowed halls of Abbey Road. Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $25-$30. Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/295256. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Grizfolk, Knox Hamilton at The Broadberry

Grizfolk, an alternative rock quintet, has been catapulted into the spotlight by a distinctive sound that forges sharp, raw vocals with edgy electronic textures and heavy guitar and drums. KCRW's Jason Bentley championed Grizfolk as one of his favorite new bands inviting them to appear on KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" Spotify put them on its list of Artists to Watch for 2014, and alt-rock chart-topper Bastille handpicked Grizfolk to open on its fall 2014 arena tour. "The Struggle," from Grizfolk's 2014 EP From The Spark (Virgin Records), introduced the band at radio stations across the country early in 2014, and is followed by the driving pulse of the band's first modern rock single "Hymnals." Remix veteran RAC also released his version of "The Struggle,"which quickly climbed to #1 on Hype Machine. $10.00 - $12.00 http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/993181-grizfolk-knox-hamilton-richmond/. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Ben Miller Band at The Camel

$7. Info: http://www.thecamel.org/event/1002417-ben-miller-band-richmond/. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 9:00 PM – Monday, February 15, 2016, 12:00 AM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

"Rodin: Evolution of a Genius" at VMFA

Rodin: Evolution of a Genius November 21, 2015 – March 13, 2016 Organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Musée Rodin in Paris, this exhibition will feature nearly 200 works by the greatest sculptor of the 19th and early 20th centuries: Auguste Rodin. Revealing the evolving output of this genius of sculpture, the exhibition examines his techniques, materials, models and assistants, and explores the extraordinary working process behind some of his best known works. Auguste Rodin completely revitalized the very language of sculpture with his passion for the creative act. Fragile plasters as well as patinated bronzes, marble figures, astonishing ceramics and never-before-exhibited photographs all attest to this creative intensity, with much of the work presented in North America for the first time. Info: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/auguste-rodin/. Monday, February 15, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

The Porch - "Listening to America Series" at Firehouse Theater

The Porch - Listening to America Mon, Feb 8 @ 7pm Sun, Feb 14 @ 7pm Mon, Feb 15 @ 7pm Mon, Feb 22 @ 7pm Some of the greatest musicians you've never heard of will be coming from their porches throughout Virginia to share their stories and music. Created and produced by Christian D'Andrea Performers: Mac Traynham, Larry Burnett, Robert Wasman, Anthony Blackburn, Stevie Barr, Buck Mountain Band and more! Join us as we explore this mystical musical incubator -- the American porch -- where American music was born, and where it lives again. Whether affixed to the front of a country cabin or attached to an urban tenement, porches have witnessed -- and fostered -- the birth of a lot of great American music, and a lot of great American talents. Tapping into that proud tradition and preserving it, filmmaker Christian D’Andrea and Firehouse Theatre will be recreating an Appalachian porch on Broad Street to host Virginia's remarkable folk minstrels, balladeers, pickers, bards, and storytellers. Real a… Monday, February 15, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

Songwriter Night at The Camel

Free. Info: http://www.thecamel.org/event/1056125-songwriter-night-richmond/. Monday, February 15, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

"Rodin: Evolution of a Genius" at VMFA

Rodin: Evolution of a Genius November 21, 2015 – March 13, 2016 Organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Musée Rodin in Paris, this exhibition will feature nearly 200 works by the greatest sculptor of the 19th and early 20th centuries: Auguste Rodin. Revealing the evolving output of this genius of sculpture, the exhibition examines his techniques, materials, models and assistants, and explores the extraordinary working process behind some of his best known works. Auguste Rodin completely revitalized the very language of sculpture with his passion for the creative act. Fragile plasters as well as patinated bronzes, marble figures, astonishing ceramics and never-before-exhibited photographs all attest to this creative intensity, with much of the work presented in North America for the first time. Info: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/auguste-rodin/. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra at The National

While legions of artists show fidelity to psychedelia’s roots, Unknown Mortal Orchestra has always shared the rare quality that makes the genre’s legends vital, a constant need for exploration. Last year, frontman and multi-instrumentalist Ruban Nielson descended into his home studio in a Portland basement to chart out where’s he traveled since his last set of unhinged psych-soul ballads. He discovered that the best way for him to move forward would be to look back. Where Nielson addressed the pain of being alone on II, Multi-Love takes on the complications of being together. Doors: 7:30 PM / Show: 6:30 PM $17-$20. Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/294481. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

VCU Rams Basketball v. Rhode Island at Siegel Center

Tickets - $25. (804) 828-RAMS (7267) Men's Basketball - http://vcuathletics.com/sports/mbkb/index. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 1200 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit vcuathletics.com.

Satellite Syndicate at The Camel

$5. A collective of electronic musicians, producers and DJ's in the Richmond area. The Syndicate is here to promote and spread the beat-music culture, the talent hidden in the bedrooms of the Shadow City. Info: http://www.thecamel.org/event/1056137-satellite-syndicate-richmond/. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 9:00 PM – Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 12:00 AM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

DJ Williams Projekt at The Broadberry

DJ is the founder of the funky Richmond based band, DJ Williams Projekt; hip-hop/R&B group, The Breaks; acoustic duo, Williams & Jones; and guitarist for San Diego's critically acclaimed group, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe. Since starting a full time music career in 2001 DJ has toured the globe from small rock venues to large prestigious music festivals in the US, Canada, and Europe. Williams signed a record contract in 2005 with Harmonized Records and later released on his own label, Projekt Records. DJ is now recording his own licensing music under Projekt Produktions. The young guitarist has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with John Legend, Dave Matthews Band, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Soulive, Levon Helm, Citizen Cope, Robert Randolph, Slick Rick, and many many more. With an emphasis on compelling melody, refined songwriting, and an extremely diverse musical palette, DJ Williams strives to push new boundaries as an up and coming guitar player. Just don't let the name confuse you, because this m… Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 9:00 PM – Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

"Rodin: Evolution of a Genius" at VMFA

Rodin: Evolution of a Genius November 21, 2015 – March 13, 2016 Organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Musée Rodin in Paris, this exhibition will feature nearly 200 works by the greatest sculptor of the 19th and early 20th centuries: Auguste Rodin. Revealing the evolving output of this genius of sculpture, the exhibition examines his techniques, materials, models and assistants, and explores the extraordinary working process behind some of his best known works. Auguste Rodin completely revitalized the very language of sculpture with his passion for the creative act. Fragile plasters as well as patinated bronzes, marble figures, astonishing ceramics and never-before-exhibited photographs all attest to this creative intensity, with much of the work presented in North America for the first time. Info: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/auguste-rodin/. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

"Saturday, Sunday, Monday" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

February 12 – March 6, 2016 Part of the Acts of Faith Festival Set in Naples in 1959, Saturday, Sunday, Monday reflects three days in the lives of a postwar Italian family. During the traditional Sunday dinner, passions flare amidst a gathering of family and friends. Add two cups of generational conflict, a dash of lovers' quarrel, and a heaping tablespoon of humor, and enjoy a meal you won’t forget. This fresh translation of an Italian classic will appeal to all the senses as the traditional ragù simmers on stage. Eduardo de Filippo is considered one of the great Italian playwrights and is best known for his Neapolitan works. He was also an actor, screenwriter, author and poet. Filippo was born in Naples to a playwright and theatre seamstress and began a life in theatre at an early age. His 1973 London production of Saturday, Sunday, Monday starring Laurence Olivier won the London Drama Critics Award. In 1981 he was made a life senator of the Italian Republic. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $3… Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

University of Richmond Women's Basketball v. Fordham 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 17, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Campus Dr. Richmond, VA 23226. For more info visit www.richmondspiders.com.

National Theatre of Scotland, The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart at Rare Olde Times Pub

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 19, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. The National Theatre of Scotland’s incredibly popular show The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart comes to Richmond for six extraordinary and interactive performances. One wintry morning Prudencia Hart, an uptight academic, sets off to attend a conference in Kelso in the Scottish Borders. As the snow begins to fall, little does she know who or what awaits her there. Inspired by the border ballads—and delivered in a riotous romp of rhyming couplets, devilish encounters and wild karaoke—Prudencia’s dream-like journey of self-discovery unfolds among and around the audience. With a rollicking text by David Greig, barnstorming live music; and a ‘terrific, inventive sense of fun…’ (The Scotsman), The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart is the lock-in to end all lock… Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 10602 Patterson Ave Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

"Rodin: Evolution of a Genius" at VMFA

Rodin: Evolution of a Genius November 21, 2015 – March 13, 2016 Organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Musée Rodin in Paris, this exhibition will feature nearly 200 works by the greatest sculptor of the 19th and early 20th centuries: Auguste Rodin. Revealing the evolving output of this genius of sculpture, the exhibition examines his techniques, materials, models and assistants, and explores the extraordinary working process behind some of his best known works. Auguste Rodin completely revitalized the very language of sculpture with his passion for the creative act. Fragile plasters as well as patinated bronzes, marble figures, astonishing ceramics and never-before-exhibited photographs all attest to this creative intensity, with much of the work presented in North America for the first time. Info: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/auguste-rodin/. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Jazz Cafe at VMFA

Groove to an eclectic mix of jazz ensembles every Thursday, 6 – 9 pm, at VMFA's Best Café. The Jazz Café is presented to the public by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, in conjunction with the Richmond Jazz Society, free of charge! Light fare and beverages available for sale. Details: https://vmfa.museum/calendar/events/jazz-cafe/ JANUARY 7 LARRI BRANCH AGENDA Pianist Larri Branch plays serious Jazz with a light touch, from Bud Powell to George Gershwin and more with Brian Cruse on Bass, Chris Ryan on Guitar, and C.J. Wolf on Drums. JANUARY 14 MARY HERMANN GARCIA Vocalist Mary Hermann García performs with trombonist/percussionist Antonio García, guitarist John Conley, and bassist Brian Sulser in sets of music from the Brazilian and Great American Songbooks. JANUARY 21 DOCTORS OF JAZZ Swing and traditional Dixieland Jazz with Dick Dunsing-banjo; Martin Ryle-trombone; Rob James-cornet; Gene Anderson-clarinet; Paul Welaskay-piano; Akira Suzuki-drums; Ben Anderson- bass/washboard; Joe Troncale… Thursday, February 18, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Richmond Symphony Rush Hour at Hardywood: Stravinsky, Strauss, Beethoven

SELECTIONS STRAVINSKY, STRAUSS AND BEETHOVEN Grab a beer, hit the food trucks and enjoy a great one-hour concert featuring selections from Stravinsky, Strauss and Beethoven and discussion in the Hardywood tasting room. Cover fee is $15 and seating is limited. Details: https://www.richmondsymphony.com/event/stravinsky-strauss-beethoven/. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. 2908 Ownby Lane Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondsymphony.com.

"Saturday, Sunday, Monday" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

February 12 – March 6, 2016 Preview February 11 Part of the Acts of Faith Festival Set in Naples in 1959, Saturday, Sunday, Monday reflects three days in the lives of a postwar Italian family. During the traditional Sunday dinner, passions flare amidst a gathering of family and friends. Add two cups of generational conflict, a dash of lovers' quarrel, and a heaping tablespoon of humor, and enjoy a meal you won’t forget. This fresh translation of an Italian classic will appeal to all the senses as the traditional ragù simmers on stage. Eduardo de Filippo is considered one of the great Italian playwrights and is best known for his Neapolitan works. He was also an actor, screenwriter, author and poet. Filippo was born in Naples to a playwright and theatre seamstress and began a life in theatre at an early age. His 1973 London production of Saturday, Sunday, Monday starring Laurence Olivier won the London Drama Critics Award. In 1981 he was made a life senator of the Italian Republic. Premium $46 | St… Thursday, February 18, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"The Mountaintop" at Theatre Gym at Virginia Rep Center

A Cadence Theater Production. Entry for the 2015 Acts of Faith Festival. As The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King drafts his final oration, he candidly reflects upon his personal life, achievements, and unrealized dreams during a humorous late night conversation with the uncommon woman who brings coffee to his hotel room. Winner of the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Play. Info & Tickets - http://tickets.va-rep.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=4496 (Free parking!). Thursday, February 18, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

Clay Mottley at Ashland Coffee & Tea

Whether a full band with horn section, a backyard three-piece band or a coffee-house environment, what makes Clay Mottley stand out are the songs themselves. While they sound both contemporary and accessible, they just as easily fit in a playlist of singer/songwriter era of Jackson Browne and James Taylor. Born and raised in Virginia and living now in Richmond, Clay’s musical roots run deep from touring choirs and pit band in high school and college musicals to open-mic nights and local and regional concerts. The two albums released under Clay Mottley Band each garnered glowing reviews in Billboard, citing Clay as a “clever, catchy and ever-inventive songwriter who delivers originals that sparkle like sunlight on gemstones” and as having “a master craftsman’s touch for melody and words that are unfailingly substantive and intriguing.” “Music is as much about the song itself as it is the performance. I think the song has to be strong on all three levels: the melody, the rhythms and chord structure and… Thursday, February 18, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

National Theatre of Scotland, The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart at Rare Olde Times Pub

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 19, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. The National Theatre of Scotland’s incredibly popular show The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart comes to Richmond for six extraordinary and interactive performances. One wintry morning Prudencia Hart, an uptight academic, sets off to attend a conference in Kelso in the Scottish Borders. As the snow begins to fall, little does she know who or what awaits her there. Inspired by the border ballads—and delivered in a riotous romp of rhyming couplets, devilish encounters and wild karaoke—Prudencia’s dream-like journey of self-discovery unfolds among and around the audience. With a rollicking text by David Greig, barnstorming live music; and a ‘terrific, inventive sense of fun…’ (The Scotsman), The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart is the lock-in to end all lock… Thursday, February 18, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 10602 Patterson Ave Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

"Bad Jews" at TheatreLab

BAD JEWS by Joshua Harmon Produced in partnership with the Weinstein JCC as part of the 2016 Acts of Faith Festival February 18 – March 5, 2016 The night after their grandfather's funeral, three cousins engage in a verbal - and sometimes physical - battle. In one corner is Daphna Feygenbam, a "Real Jew" who is volatile, self-assured, and unbending. In the other is her equally stubborn cousin Liam who has his shiksa girlfriend, Melody, in tow. Stuck in the middle is Liam's brother, Jonah, who tries to stay out of the fray. When Liam stakes claim to their grandfather's Chai necklace, a vicious and hilarious brawl over family, faith, and legacy ensues. $30. Details: http://www.theatrelabrva.org/#!next-season-3/cunl. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 300 East Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.theatrelabrva.org.

Drew Kullman & Erin Frye Duo at The Tin Pan

Drew Kullman and Erin Frye are seasoned musicians and friends who've found a musical home with each other. Drew plays the guitar, the piano, and has a powerful, passionate voice. Her travels to Africa, Europe, and South America have influenced and inspired her. Both Erin and Drew teach music in the LIVE ART program through SPARC (School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community). Their original music is heavily influenced by blues, soul, jazz, folk, and classical artists; they both have eclectic musical palates. They are songwriters who see music as an opportunity to share their souls and build community; they love making music in Richmond and beyond. $10. Details: http://www.tinpanrva.com/event/1068563-drew-kullman-erin-frye-duo-richmond/. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 8982 Quoccasin Road Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.tinpanrva.com.

Layne's Chains (Alice in Chains Tribute) with Plush and The Sweater Band at The Broadberry

Founded in 2012, Layne's Chains was the brain child of singer, Damian Allen. He pulled together a collage of musicians that have played with him over the years in the Richmond and Tri-cities area to pay homage to one of his favorite influences, Alice in Chains, as a tribute band. Layne's Chains promises to deliver high energy music and the haunting harmonies that Alice in Chains have delivered over the years during Layne's tenure. The Sweater Band is a band that celebrates Weezer. For over ten years they have been playing bars and music venues locally and regionally, and in that time have brought to you all of your favorite songs from Weezer’s albums. $10.00 - $12.00 http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/1081915-laynes-chains-alice-in-chains-richmond/. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: Würkshop

Hosted by Jim Zarling, come watch Richmond’s stand-up community try-out new material and generally entertain the hell out of you in Richmond’s newest stand-up open mic! Performers looking for stage time should arrive 10-15 minutes before the start of the show to sign up. Set lengths will vary depending on the number of sign-ups, but comics will generally be given 5 – 10 minutes of stage time. Free. Info: http://rvacomedy.com/event/wurkshop-jan-21/. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

Dan Baird and Homemade Sin at Capital Ale House

$12.00 - $15.00. Details - http://capitalalehouse.ticketfly.com/event/1032343-dan-baird-homemade-sin-richmond/. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 9:00 PM – Friday, February 19, 2016, 12:00 AM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit capitalalehouse.ticketfly.com.

Jet Trails Media Presents: Jouwala Collective, Common Wealth, Captain Grandpa at The Camel

Free. Arriving in the United States from Casablanca Morocco in 2008 at age 17, Gimbri player, bassist, and Gnawa musician Ismail Bouzidoune was quickly recognized by American musicians as a stunningly unique and powerful performer. His skills and performances on both electric bass and Gimbri have been sought out by musicians from nearly every style of Music, including Mike Hampton from the legendary P-funk, Aston "Family Man" Barrett, founding member of the Wailers, musicians from Kenny Chesney's and Bruce Springsteen's touring bands, as well as members of Kentucky Headhunters, Thievery Corporation, AAE, and many more. Info: http://www.thecamel.org/event/1068057-jet-trails-media-jouwala-richmond/. Thursday, February 18, 2016, 9:00 PM – Friday, February 19, 2016, 12:00 AM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

"Rodin: Evolution of a Genius" at VMFA

Rodin: Evolution of a Genius November 21, 2015 – March 13, 2016 Organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Musée Rodin in Paris, this exhibition will feature nearly 200 works by the greatest sculptor of the 19th and early 20th centuries: Auguste Rodin. Revealing the evolving output of this genius of sculpture, the exhibition examines his techniques, materials, models and assistants, and explores the extraordinary working process behind some of his best known works. Auguste Rodin completely revitalized the very language of sculpture with his passion for the creative act. Fragile plasters as well as patinated bronzes, marble figures, astonishing ceramics and never-before-exhibited photographs all attest to this creative intensity, with much of the work presented in North America for the first time. Info: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/auguste-rodin/. Friday, February 19, 2016, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

The Richmond Boat Show at RIR Complex

Friday, February 19, 2016, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 600 E. Laburnum Ave. Richmond, VA.

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 19, 2016, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Burger Blast at Virginia Wine Expo at Convention Center

All-inclusive. This is an outrageously fun and delicious culinary event, which has sold out two years in a row. It’s even bigger and better in 2015! Here’s what you’ll experience… Eighteen of Richmond’s finest chefs will create artisan, handcrafted, slider-size burgers with a myriad of different ingredients and toppings. You have the opportunity to eat all of them (if you try, we recommend sharing!) and wash them down with 35+ of the finest local, seasonal and limited release Virginia craft beers and 35+ Virginia wines and ciders. You’ll also enjoy live music. Vegetarians will have a few meatless, yet incredibly tasty, options. You get to keep a complimentary Riedel® crystal wine glass to take home. This event is perfect for foodies, wine lovers and craft beer enthusiasts. The most POPULAR combination package available includes the Burger Blast on Friday evening and the Saturday VIP/EARLY ADMISSION Walk-Around Grand Tasting, which takes place on Saturday, February 21 in the convention center. T… Friday, February 19, 2016, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 403 N. 3rd St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit virginiawineexpo.com.

The Orderlies (w/ guest Kat Mills) at The Tin Pan

The Orderlies are veteran singer-songwriters, multi-instrumentalists, and good friends who come together to craft evocative songs with thoughtful arrangements and tight vocal harmony. Solo, soul folk live shows. Layered, collaborative recordings. Kat Mills stands deeply rooted in Generation X—reaching back to beloved 1960s and 70s troubadours for fuel, and seeking through song and story to openly grapple with the 21st century. $7. Details: http://www.tinpanrva.com/event/1066765-orderlies-guest-kat-mills-richmond/. Friday, February 19, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8982 Quoccasin Road Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.tinpanrva.com.

VCU Rams Basketball v. Richmond at Siegel Center

Tickets - $25. (804) 828-RAMS (7267) Men's Basketball - http://vcuathletics.com/sports/mbkb/index. Friday, February 19, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 1200 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit vcuathletics.com.

National Theatre of Scotland, The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart at Rare Olde Times Pub

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 19, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. The National Theatre of Scotland’s incredibly popular show The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart comes to Richmond for six extraordinary and interactive performances. One wintry morning Prudencia Hart, an uptight academic, sets off to attend a conference in Kelso in the Scottish Borders. As the snow begins to fall, little does she know who or what awaits her there. Inspired by the border ballads—and delivered in a riotous romp of rhyming couplets, devilish encounters and wild karaoke—Prudencia’s dream-like journey of self-discovery unfolds among and around the audience. With a rollicking text by David Greig, barnstorming live music; and a ‘terrific, inventive sense of fun…’ (The Scotsman), The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart is the lock-in to end all lock… Friday, February 19, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 10602 Patterson Ave Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

Monster Jam 2016 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 2016 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! Tickets $20-$30. http://richmondcoliseum.net/events/monster-jam-2016/. Friday, February 19, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 501 N. 7th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondcoliseum.net.

"Bad Jews" at TheatreLab

BAD JEWS by Joshua Harmon Produced in partnership with the Weinstein JCC as part of the 2016 Acts of Faith Festival February 18 – March 5, 2016 The night after their grandfather's funeral, three cousins engage in a verbal - and sometimes physical - battle. In one corner is Daphna Feygenbam, a "Real Jew" who is volatile, self-assured, and unbending. In the other is her equally stubborn cousin Liam who has his shiksa girlfriend, Melody, in tow. Stuck in the middle is Liam's brother, Jonah, who tries to stay out of the fray. When Liam stakes claim to their grandfather's Chai necklace, a vicious and hilarious brawl over family, faith, and legacy ensues. $30. Details: http://www.theatrelabrva.org/#!next-season-3/cunl. Friday, February 19, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 300 East Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.theatrelabrva.org.

"Saturday, Sunday, Monday" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

February 12 – March 6, 2016 Part of the Acts of Faith Festival Set in Naples in 1959, Saturday, Sunday, Monday reflects three days in the lives of a postwar Italian family. During the traditional Sunday dinner, passions flare amidst a gathering of family and friends. Add two cups of generational conflict, a dash of lovers' quarrel, and a heaping tablespoon of humor, and enjoy a meal you won’t forget. This fresh translation of an Italian classic will appeal to all the senses as the traditional ragù simmers on stage. Eduardo de Filippo is considered one of the great Italian playwrights and is best known for his Neapolitan works. He was also an actor, screenwriter, author and poet. Filippo was born in Naples to a playwright and theatre seamstress and began a life in theatre at an early age. His 1973 London production of Saturday, Sunday, Monday starring Laurence Olivier won the London Drama Critics Award. In 1981 he was made a life senator of the Italian Republic. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $3… Friday, February 19, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"The Mountaintop" at Theatre Gym at Virginia Rep Center

A Cadence Theater Production. Entry for the 2015 Acts of Faith Festival. As The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King drafts his final oration, he candidly reflects upon his personal life, achievements, and unrealized dreams during a humorous late night conversation with the uncommon woman who brings coffee to his hotel room. Winner of the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Play. Info & Tickets - http://tickets.va-rep.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=4496 (Free parking!). Friday, February 19, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

Folk Friday: The Working Effective, Joe Teichman, Ban Hatton, Ban Hatton at Capital Ale House

It's here, this month's edition of Folk Friday! Come join us for the local favorite feature of art, music, and beer in the Downtown Music Hall and forget about Valentine's Day with us. Charlottesville-based singer/songwriter Justin Storer fronts the Brooklyn/Charlottesville americana quintet The Working Effective. It is the strength of melody and rhythm that keeps fans, friends, and players alike coming back to the band. That combined with an inclusive and often hilarious stage show, Storer draws an audience into his narrative, and Dear Brooklyn is really going places. With stops at love and death, fatherhood, family, racial injustice, and environmental responsibility, Storer is your conductor on this rail ride through American life. Free. Details - http://capitalalehouse.ticketfly.com/event/1087213-february-folk-friday-working-richmond/. Friday, February 19, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit capitalalehouse.ticketfly.com.

Tesla at The National

TESLA is a multi-platinum-selling rock band from Northern California known for their melodic songs and down to earth appeal. Thanks to their die-hard, loyal fan base and their younger generation offspring, TESLA continues to tour to sold-out crowds around the world. TESLA’s 2009 FOREVER MORE tour in support of the new album of the same name, gives their audience a 25-year musical journey that keeps the loyal fans coming back and has newcomers realizing, “WOW, I didn’t know they did that song! ”TESLA’s album, Forever More contains the first single “I Wanna Live,” along with “Breakin’ Free” and the self-titled track that opens the show nightly. Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $25-$28. Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/302707. Friday, February 19, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

The Coal Men at Ashland Coffee & Tea

The Coal Men have earned admirers at home and on the road for years, including a yearly sojourn to Key West six or seven weeks a year. It has become a regular planned destination and vacation for many fans that follow the band. The band’s latest work is drawing particular praise. One fan is Nashville-based music critic and songwriter Peter Cooper: “The Coal Men were intriguing. Now, they’re singular. Their songs are sharp enough to wound, and warm enough to heal. Their songs welcome us to a new and unexpected Nashville.” While Paul Deakin of the Mavericks says, “Get this record and keep a copy in your car disc changer in case you get a wild hair and drive across the country. It is the perfect soundtrack for an American adventure.” “I’m wearing out this new Coal Men record. I think it’s masterful start-to-finish. Dave Coleman is one of Americana music’s great songwriters, and I hope this record gets the attention it deserves.” – Todd Snider “It was a treat to play on this record. I’m a longtime fa… Friday, February 19, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

Virginia Opera presents "Romeo and Juliet" at Carpenter Theater

Also Sunday, February 21 at 2:30pm. A lush new production of Gounod’s classic opera Romeo and Juliet will immerse you in sparkling duets and lovely waltzes, based on the Shakespeare play of the same title. From the opening scenes when Romeo first sets eyes on Juliet – the story of true love and deception, joy and tragedy, unravels toward a heartbreaking certainty that this story cannot end well. A classic for lovers of all ages, Romeo and Juliet reminds us that love does, indeed, conquer time and space. Audience favorite Bernard Uzan returns to direct a cast of internationally renowned singers, including the triumphant return of tenor Jonathan Boyd (Romeo), known to Virginia Opera audiences for his highly praised Rodolfo in La Bohème (2003). Following significant engagements at La Scala and the BBC Proms, Virginia Opera welcomes the debut of young Canadian coloratura soprano Marie-Eve Munger as Juliet, bringing her extensive experience in performing the French repertoire to our stages. In a Co-Produ… Friday, February 19, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit vaopera.org.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: High There! Episode 6

Every Friday at 8pm we present a brand-new episode of “High There!” – a live and improvised sitcom that follows the adventures of Jonathan Nelson, a down on his luck 20 something, as he attempts to rebuild his life after inheriting his late uncle’s head shop. Jonathan will make a go at it armed with nothing but his wits, the strength of his girlfriend Eve, the business sense of his employees Townsend and Grace, and the wisdom of his neighbor Waylon Lionel. Family and friends are important and Jonathan is going to need them all to be successful. It’s gonna be tough, but like his uncle always used to say, “When life hands you lemons turn those lemons into a bong and blast off!” $10. Info: http://rvacomedy.com/event/high-there-feb-19/. Friday, February 19, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

Kings, Dank at The Camel

$8.00 - $10.00. Dank, formerly Dank Sinatra, is the next installment in what is a long and storied history of Rock and Roll music. Combining rhythm and blues tradition with a modern sense of urgency and experimentation, Dank is pulling Rock music into the 21st century as it was meant to be heard and experienced. With energetic and unpredictable live performances, as well as a knack for the studio and all of its wizardry, this Atlanta five-piece is showing fans what it takes to rock in the torrid seas of a post-Napster musical climate. Info: http://www.thecamel.org/event/1056099-kings-dank-richmond/. Friday, February 19, 2016, 9:00 PM – Saturday, February 20, 2016, 12:00 AM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Pete Curry, Lucy Dacus at The Broadberry

Pete Curry is a songwriter/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist writing and recording in Richmond VA. Lucy Dacus has been making solo croons for some time, but has recently leveled up due to the help of her friends and backing band, transforming her sound from melancholy introspection to the smoldering indie rock plus southern grit stuff it is today. Same old hard-hitting lyrics, mostly just louder. It's like when grandma gets dentures, ya know? For fans of (we are fans of) Courtney Barnett, Angle Olsen, and Shakey Graves. $7 ADV, $10 DOS http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/1085379-pete-curry-lucy-dacus-richmond/. Friday, February 19, 2016, 9:00 PM – Saturday, February 20, 2016, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: Sweatlist

Come to the Sweatlist to find out what happens when some of Richmond’s best stand-ups join forces with the Coalition’s improvisers! Featuring stand-up sets based off of randomly selected topics. $5. Info: http://rvacomedy.com/event/sweatlist-feb-19/. Friday, February 19, 2016, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

"Rodin: Evolution of a Genius" at VMFA

Rodin: Evolution of a Genius November 21, 2015 – March 13, 2016 Organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Musée Rodin in Paris, this exhibition will feature nearly 200 works by the greatest sculptor of the 19th and early 20th centuries: Auguste Rodin. Revealing the evolving output of this genius of sculpture, the exhibition examines his techniques, materials, models and assistants, and explores the extraordinary working process behind some of his best known works. Auguste Rodin completely revitalized the very language of sculpture with his passion for the creative act. Fragile plasters as well as patinated bronzes, marble figures, astonishing ceramics and never-before-exhibited photographs all attest to this creative intensity, with much of the work presented in North America for the first time. Info: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/auguste-rodin/. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Virginia Wine Expo VIP Early Tasting at Convention Center

Taste and buy more than 425+ bottles of wine from 55+ Virginia wineries and taste 100+ bottles of wine from the 2015 Guest Region, South Africa, with your complimentary Riedel® crystal wine glass at the Virginia Wine Expo’s most popular event. Also, taste and buy local specialty food ranging from cheese, chocolate, oils and vinegars, nuts, smoked meats, and more. Sample food offerings from restaurants. Shop for artisan products from a wide range of high-quality exhibitors that sell products and services relating to food, wine, and other beverages. The Walk-Around Grand Tasting is the best opportunity all year to taste and buy Virginia wine and to taste wines from the 2015 Guest Region of South Africa. Nowhere else in the nation can you taste and buy as many bottles of Virginia wine as you can at the Virginia Wine Expo. For more information about all of the Virginia Wine Expo’s events, visit: http://virginiawineexpo.com. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 403 N. 3rd St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit virginiawineexpo.com.

The Richmond Boat Show at RIR Complex

Saturday, February 20, 2016, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 600 E. Laburnum Ave. Richmond, VA.

Virginia Wine Expo at Convention Center

Taste and buy more than 425+ bottles of wine from 55+ Virginia wineries and taste 100+ bottles of wine from the 2015 Guest Region, South Africa, with your complimentary Riedel® crystal wine glass at the Virginia Wine Expo’s most popular event. Also, taste and buy local specialty food ranging from cheese, chocolate, oils and vinegars, nuts, smoked meats, and more. Sample food offerings from restaurants. Shop for artisan products from a wide range of high-quality exhibitors that sell products and services relating to food, wine, and other beverages. The Walk-Around Grand Tasting is the best opportunity all year to taste and buy Virginia wine and to taste wines from the 2015 Guest Region of South Africa. Nowhere else in the nation can you taste and buy as many bottles of Virginia wine as you can at the Virginia Wine Expo. For more information about all of the Virginia Wine Expo’s events, visit: http://virginiawineexpo.com. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 403 N. 3rd St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit virginiawineexpo.com.

Monster Jam 2016 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 2016 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! Tickets $20-$30. http://richmondcoliseum.net/events/monster-jam-2016/. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 501 N. 7th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondcoliseum.net.

Virginia Union Women's Basketball v. Chowan University

Tickets $10-$12. http://vuusports.com/index.aspx?path=wbball&. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 1500 N. Lombardy St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit vuusports.com.

National Theatre of Scotland, The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart at Rare Olde Times Pub

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 19, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. The National Theatre of Scotland’s incredibly popular show The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart comes to Richmond for six extraordinary and interactive performances. One wintry morning Prudencia Hart, an uptight academic, sets off to attend a conference in Kelso in the Scottish Borders. As the snow begins to fall, little does she know who or what awaits her there. Inspired by the border ballads—and delivered in a riotous romp of rhyming couplets, devilish encounters and wild karaoke—Prudencia’s dream-like journey of self-discovery unfolds among and around the audience. With a rollicking text by David Greig, barnstorming live music; and a ‘terrific, inventive sense of fun…’ (The Scotsman), The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart is the lock-in to end all lock… Saturday, February 20, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 10602 Patterson Ave Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

Virginia Union Basketball v. Chowan University

Tickets $10-$12. http://vuusports.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 1500 N. Lombardy St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit vuusports.com.

The Bitter Liberals w/ Special Guest Charles Arthur at The Tin Pan

The Bitter Liberals is a brand new collaboration between four longtime local musicians, Allen Kitselman, Mike Jewell, Clark Hansbarger, and Gary McGraw featuring all original music inspired by high-end mixology. The Bitter Liberals is a band of focused concentration and joyful collaboration, encompassing many years of musical experience. The Bitter Liberals play all original music of texture and maturity, featuring rich story-telling, fine vocals, and the seasoned musicianship of Allen Kitselman, Mike Jewell, Clark Hansbarger, and Gary McGraw. Charles Arthur is a multi-instrumentalist from Richmond Va. There are some who remember him from his many years of touring, recording, and producing with the great Austin-based singer Slaid Cleaves. Nowadays Charles spends his days playing and recording locally, and spending time with his family. $15 adv / $18 door. Details: http://www.tinpanrva.com/event/1022823-bitter-liberals-special-richmond/. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8982 Quoccasin Road Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.tinpanrva.com.

National Theatre of Scotland, The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart at Rare Olde Times Pub

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 19, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. The National Theatre of Scotland’s incredibly popular show The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart comes to Richmond for six extraordinary and interactive performances. One wintry morning Prudencia Hart, an uptight academic, sets off to attend a conference in Kelso in the Scottish Borders. As the snow begins to fall, little does she know who or what awaits her there. Inspired by the border ballads—and delivered in a riotous romp of rhyming couplets, devilish encounters and wild karaoke—Prudencia’s dream-like journey of self-discovery unfolds among and around the audience. With a rollicking text by David Greig, barnstorming live music; and a ‘terrific, inventive sense of fun…’ (The Scotsman), The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart is the lock-in to end all lock… Saturday, February 20, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 10602 Patterson Ave Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

Australian Chamber Orchestra at Modlin Center

In this extraordinary multimedia adventure, Richard Tognetti takes musicians and surfers to the rugged surf coast and tough desert landscape of northern Western Australia, creating a piece at the intersection of music and nature. Travelling with Tognetti and ACO musicians to world heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef was photographer Jon Frank, director Mick Sowry, composer Iain Grandage, didgeridoo player Mark Atkins, singer Steve Pigram and professional surfers Derek Hynd, Ryan Burch, and Dane Beevor. Together they created a new work using music and film to further delve into the links between surfing, the ocean, landscape, and music. This is set to be a concert of virtuosity, celebrating the sheer wonder of the Australian landscape and soul. A soaring world-class orchestra, earthy didgeridoo, and vocals with evocative land- and sea-filmed projection creating a spellbinding event– this is one performance not to miss Tickets $10-$40. Details: http://modlin.richmond.edu/events/modlin-arts-presents/australian… Saturday, February 20, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Crenshaw Way Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

Monster Jam 2016 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 2016 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! Tickets $20-$30. http://richmondcoliseum.net/events/monster-jam-2016/. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 501 N. 7th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondcoliseum.net.

"Bad Jews" at TheatreLab

BAD JEWS by Joshua Harmon Produced in partnership with the Weinstein JCC as part of the 2016 Acts of Faith Festival February 18 – March 5, 2016 The night after their grandfather's funeral, three cousins engage in a verbal - and sometimes physical - battle. In one corner is Daphna Feygenbam, a "Real Jew" who is volatile, self-assured, and unbending. In the other is her equally stubborn cousin Liam who has his shiksa girlfriend, Melody, in tow. Stuck in the middle is Liam's brother, Jonah, who tries to stay out of the fray. When Liam stakes claim to their grandfather's Chai necklace, a vicious and hilarious brawl over family, faith, and legacy ensues. $30. Details: http://www.theatrelabrva.org/#!next-season-3/cunl. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 300 East Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.theatrelabrva.org.

"Saturday, Sunday, Monday" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

February 12 – March 6, 2016 Part of the Acts of Faith Festival Set in Naples in 1959, Saturday, Sunday, Monday reflects three days in the lives of a postwar Italian family. During the traditional Sunday dinner, passions flare amidst a gathering of family and friends. Add two cups of generational conflict, a dash of lovers' quarrel, and a heaping tablespoon of humor, and enjoy a meal you won’t forget. This fresh translation of an Italian classic will appeal to all the senses as the traditional ragù simmers on stage. Eduardo de Filippo is considered one of the great Italian playwrights and is best known for his Neapolitan works. He was also an actor, screenwriter, author and poet. Filippo was born in Naples to a playwright and theatre seamstress and began a life in theatre at an early age. His 1973 London production of Saturday, Sunday, Monday starring Laurence Olivier won the London Drama Critics Award. In 1981 he was made a life senator of the Italian Republic. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $3… Saturday, February 20, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"The Mountaintop" at Theatre Gym at Virginia Rep Center

A Cadence Theater Production. Entry for the 2015 Acts of Faith Festival. As The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King drafts his final oration, he candidly reflects upon his personal life, achievements, and unrealized dreams during a humorous late night conversation with the uncommon woman who brings coffee to his hotel room. Winner of the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Play. Info & Tickets - http://tickets.va-rep.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=4496 (Free parking!). Saturday, February 20, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

Richmond Symphony presents Video Games Live at Altria Theater

Rescheduled due to snow storm) Video Games Live™ is an award winning immersive concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. Picture the energy and excitement of a rock concert mixed with the power and emotion of a symphony orchestra combined together by the technology, interactivity, stunning visuals and fun that only video games can provide. Completely synchronized cutting-edge video screen visuals, state-of-the-art lighting and special fx, stage show production and special on-stage interactive segments dazzle crowds of all ages—gamers and non-gamers alike. Pre & Post-Show Activities include a costume contest, Guitar Hero competition, prize give-a-ways, interactive game demos and the very popular meet-and-greet with top game composers, designers and industry talent. Come early and join us for a free pre-concert festival! Enjoy interactive game demos, a costume contest, prize give-a-ways and game competitions. $20-$70. Details: http://www.altriatheater.com/events… Saturday, February 20, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 6 N. Laurel St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.altriatheater.com.

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

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center performs numerous concerts across the country each year, bringing chamber music to audiences in virtually every major city. A powerhouse quartet of artists—pianist Gilles Vonsattel, violinist Arnaud Sussman, violist Paul Neubauer and cellist Paul Watkins—ensure enraptured music-making of the highest level. Antonin Dvořák’s magisterial Piano Quartet No. 2 forms the anchor for this inspired program. Tickets: $34 general admission, $31 for seniors/VCU Alumni Association members Tickets are available on Showclix.com, or by calling the VCU Music Box Office, 828-1169. Details: http://arts.vcu.edu/music/events/rennolds/. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 922 Park Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit arts.vcu.edu.

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 $10. Info: http://rvacomedy.com/event/riot-feb-20/. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

The Jauntee Elephant, Wrecking Ball, Deaf Scene at The Camel

$8.00. Declared "Heir to the (Phish) Throne" by JamBands.com in 2013 – The Jauntee has quickly made a name for themselves in the New England music scene. Hailing from Boston, they've solidified a dedicated following in the Northeast, playing most staple venues in the area (ie. Paradise Rock Club, Nectar's, The Spot Underground, Stone Church). Several New England festival appearances (ie. StrangeCreek, Camp Coldbrook, Disc Jam) and extensive touring down the East Coast and across the Midwest have given them Nationwide recognition, with sold out shows as far west as Denver, CO (Quixote's). A focus on live improvisation, set list variety, and musical exploration makes every show different from the last, truly making The Jauntee a live act to see again and again. An amalgamation of heavy grooves, ambient dub and otherworldly sounds, Elephant Wrecking Ball transports listeners into familiar yet uncharted musical territories. A tight and disciplined drum and bass combo provide a ground shaking foundation on w… Saturday, February 20, 2016, 9:00 PM – Sunday, February 21, 2016, 12:00 AM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Mighty Joshua, Murphy's Kids, Buddha Council at The Broadberry

Mighty Joshua moves listeners by opening minds and activating bodies through song. He encourages positive change with lyrics that raise consciousness in his community and beyond. With the debut of his first solo album, Joshua expresses himself through a spirited self-titled life inspired compilation. Experimenting with sound and rhythm, Joshua draws from his musical roots in African percussion. Soon after exposure to Djembe and Djun Djun drums they became a part of his playing repertoire which also includes the Didgeridoo. In 1998 Joshua worked as a manager and D.J. with the company 3 Brothers, 1 Million Records – steadfastly laying the foundation for what has become the vibrant reggae music scene in Richmond today. By 1999 Joshua joined Jah Revelations, and later linked-up with Richmond Dub Collective which transformed over time into the reggae band Antero. Murphy's Kids has been melting faces and shaking asses since 1999, with the goal of spreading good vibes and great music across state lines and nar… Saturday, February 20, 2016, 9:00 PM – Sunday, February 21, 2016, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: The Magic Negro and Other Blackness

Have you ever pondered the idea that Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham might be racially charged? And just whose uncle IS Uncle Ben? Well, maybe it’s time to take a closer look.Using comedic sketches, improv, and character pieces, this one-manshow from the mind of Atlanta’s Dad’s Garage’s own Mark Kendall examines the representation of black males in the media. From prison to white flight, Aunt Jemima, and even Reading Rainbow – we’ll explore some of the ways these images influence our views on race in everyday life. Word to your mother. But not the n-word. $10. Info: http://rvacomedy.com/event/sweatlist-feb-19/. Saturday, February 20, 2016, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

"Rodin: Evolution of a Genius" at VMFA

Rodin: Evolution of a Genius November 21, 2015 – March 13, 2016 Organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Musée Rodin in Paris, this exhibition will feature nearly 200 works by the greatest sculptor of the 19th and early 20th centuries: Auguste Rodin. Revealing the evolving output of this genius of sculpture, the exhibition examines his techniques, materials, models and assistants, and explores the extraordinary working process behind some of his best known works. Auguste Rodin completely revitalized the very language of sculpture with his passion for the creative act. Fragile plasters as well as patinated bronzes, marble figures, astonishing ceramics and never-before-exhibited photographs all attest to this creative intensity, with much of the work presented in North America for the first time. Info: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/auguste-rodin/. Sunday, February 21, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Virginia Wine Expo at Convention Center

Taste and buy more than 425+ bottles of wine from 55+ Virginia wineries and taste 100+ bottles of wine from the 2015 Guest Region, South Africa, with your complimentary Riedel® crystal wine glass at the Virginia Wine Expo’s most popular event. Also, taste and buy local specialty food ranging from cheese, chocolate, oils and vinegars, nuts, smoked meats, and more. Sample food offerings from restaurants. Shop for artisan products from a wide range of high-quality exhibitors that sell products and services relating to food, wine, and other beverages. The Walk-Around Grand Tasting is the best opportunity all year to taste and buy Virginia wine and to taste wines from the 2015 Guest Region of South Africa. Nowhere else in the nation can you taste and buy as many bottles of Virginia wine as you can at the Virginia Wine Expo. For more information about all of the Virginia Wine Expo’s events, visit: http://virginiawineexpo.com. Sunday, February 21, 2016, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 403 N. 3rd St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit virginiawineexpo.com.

The Richmond Boat Show at RIR Complex

Sunday, February 21, 2016, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 600 E. Laburnum Ave. Richmond, VA.

"Saturday, Sunday, Monday" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

February 12 – March 6, 2016 Part of the Acts of Faith Festival Set in Naples in 1959, Saturday, Sunday, Monday reflects three days in the lives of a postwar Italian family. During the traditional Sunday dinner, passions flare amidst a gathering of family and friends. Add two cups of generational conflict, a dash of lovers' quarrel, and a heaping tablespoon of humor, and enjoy a meal you won’t forget. This fresh translation of an Italian classic will appeal to all the senses as the traditional ragù simmers on stage. Eduardo de Filippo is considered one of the great Italian playwrights and is best known for his Neapolitan works. He was also an actor, screenwriter, author and poet. Filippo was born in Naples to a playwright and theatre seamstress and began a life in theatre at an early age. His 1973 London production of Saturday, Sunday, Monday starring Laurence Olivier won the London Drama Critics Award. In 1981 he was made a life senator of the Italian Republic. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $3… Sunday, February 21, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Cultural Intimacy in Motion, Flash and Torobaka at Grace St. Theater

Sunday, February 21 • 2pm Monday, February 22 • 7:30pm Artist Panel Discussion Tuesday, February 23 • 7:30pm Grace Street Theatre Torobaka Wednesday, February 24 • 7:30pm Carpenter Theatre (600 E. Grace Street) “[Harris is the] Apotheosis of hip hop” –Lewis Segal, LA Times “Sakamoto creates expressionist theater that evokes the mysterious, the withering and the tongue-in-cheek.” –San Francisco Bay Guardian “A contemporary pop spin on the classical discipline of butoh.” –Seattle Stranger Cultural Intimacy In Motion is an intersection of four artists that explodes conventional notions of cross-cultural dialogue. VCUarts, in partnership with the Modlin Center for the Arts, presents two collaborative dance performances and an in-depth discussion with the artists who made them. Drawing from Japanese Butoh traditions with a fusion of contemporary ideas, Michael Sakamoto and beloved hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris conceived Flash as a conversation between their respective aesthetics (but… Sunday, February 21, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 934 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

Virginia Opera presents "Romeo and Juliet" at Carpenter Theater

A lush new production of Gounod’s classic opera Romeo and Juliet will immerse you in sparkling duets and lovely waltzes, based on the Shakespeare play of the same title. From the opening scenes when Romeo first sets eyes on Juliet – the story of true love and deception, joy and tragedy, unravels toward a heartbreaking certainty that this story cannot end well. A classic for lovers of all ages, Romeo and Juliet reminds us that love does, indeed, conquer time and space. Audience favorite Bernard Uzan returns to direct a cast of internationally renowned singers, including the triumphant return of tenor Jonathan Boyd (Romeo), known to Virginia Opera audiences for his highly praised Rodolfo in La Bohème (2003). Following significant engagements at La Scala and the BBC Proms, Virginia Opera welcomes the debut of young Canadian coloratura soprano Marie-Eve Munger as Juliet, bringing her extensive experience in performing the French repertoire to our stages. In a Co-Production with Opera Carolina Sung in Fre… Sunday, February 21, 2016, 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit vaopera.org.

National Theatre of Scotland, The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart at Rare Olde Times Pub

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 19, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. The National Theatre of Scotland’s incredibly popular show The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart comes to Richmond for six extraordinary and interactive performances. One wintry morning Prudencia Hart, an uptight academic, sets off to attend a conference in Kelso in the Scottish Borders. As the snow begins to fall, little does she know who or what awaits her there. Inspired by the border ballads—and delivered in a riotous romp of rhyming couplets, devilish encounters and wild karaoke—Prudencia’s dream-like journey of self-discovery unfolds among and around the audience. With a rollicking text by David Greig, barnstorming live music; and a ‘terrific, inventive sense of fun…’ (The Scotsman), The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart is the lock-in to end all lock… Sunday, February 21, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 10602 Patterson Ave Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

Richmond Symphony: Beethoven Symphony No. 1 at Randolph-Macon College

It is not surprising that the first movement of Beethoven’s First Symphony begins with a slow introduction. What is surprising is that it avoids the home key for so long. The main, faster, part of the movement starts with a hush, but soon develops an impetuous character, marked but impulsive accents. The oboe states the gentle second theme. The genteel second movement starts with a small fugue. The central section is more urgent while the return of the fugue involves a more involved orchestra accompaniment. Beethoven takes the normally staid menuetto of the third movement and ramps the tempo up into a boisterous romp. The woodwinds predominate in the trio section, accompanied by rippling strings. The last movement also begins with a slow introduction in a hesitant attempt at building an ascending scale. Suddenly, the tempo takes off as the orchestra tosses the scales back and forth like fireworks streamers. $10-$78. https://www.richmondsymphony.com/event/beethoven-symphony-no-1/. Sunday, February 21, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Henry St. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.richmondsymphony.com.

"The Mountaintop" at Theatre Gym at Virginia Rep Center

A Cadence Theater Production. Entry for the 2015 Acts of Faith Festival. As The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King drafts his final oration, he candidly reflects upon his personal life, achievements, and unrealized dreams during a humorous late night conversation with the uncommon woman who brings coffee to his hotel room. Winner of the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Play. Info & Tickets - http://tickets.va-rep.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=4496 (Free parking!). Sunday, February 21, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

Firehouse Radio Players at Firehouse Theater

Tickets: $8 in advance/$10 day of Firehouse Radio Players are back – onstage and “on the air” for a brand-new production of our “lost classics” from the Golden Age of Radio. Turn back the dial and join us for these original shows performed in the “old time radio” style, featuring versatile and talented voice actors, music, and sound effects you’ll see (and hear) performed alongside the actors. There’s western adventure, thrills and chills, and hard-boiled mystery – all liberally sprinkled with tongue in cheek laughs. Join us in our “studio audience” at Firehouse Theatre as three original scripts come to life. In this month’s episode: When villains strike and the West turns too wild, it’s a job for “Buck Taciturn, US Marshal.” Then, turn down the lights (if you dare!) for another spine-tingling story in “Tales from Madam Midnight.” Finally, our ace gumshoe is back on the case in a new mystery starring “Cliff Hanger, Private Eye!” Firehouse Radio Players are a group of voice actors with a passion for… Sunday, February 21, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

R5 at The National

After an incredible year and a half of touring the globe; playing 150 shows to packed-house crowds from North America to Australia and everywhere in-between (21 countries at last count), pop-rock quintet R5 are ready to move one step closer to world domination with the release of their much-anticipated first single, “Let’s Not Be Alone Tonight,” off their upcoming sophomore album due this summer. Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 7:00 PM $30.00 - DAY OF SHOW $33.00 Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/279709. Sunday, February 21, 2016, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Vance Gilbert at The Tin Pan

Vance Gilbert burst onto the singer/songwriter scene in the early 90's when the buzz spread through the folk clubs of the Northeast about an ex-multicultural arts teacher who was knocking them dead at open mics. Word got out about this Philadelphia-area born and raised performer, and Shawn Colvin invited Gilbert to be a special guest on her 1992 Fat City tour. Gilbert took audiences across North America by storm. "With the voice of an angel, the wit of a devil, and the guitar playing of a god, it was enough to earn him that rarity: an encore for an opener" wrote the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in its review of a show from that tour. $20 adv / $25 door. Details: http://www.tinpanrva.com/event/1029375-vance-gilbert-richmond/. Sunday, February 21, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8982 Quoccasin Road Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.tinpanrva.com.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: Trump VS Bernie Debate Tour 2016 at The Broadberry

** TICKETS AVAILABLE AT https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1085367 ** The Coalition Theater is excited to present the Trump VS Bernie Debate Tour 2016. Doors at 7pm // Show at 8pm. $15 adv, $20 dos It’s Democratic Socialist versus Republican Billionaire, fighting over the issues a week before the 2016 Virginia Primary. Bernie Sanders (James Adomian) and Donald Trump (Anthony Atamanuik) will hold a live, unsanctioned bipartisan exhibition debate at The Broadberry. The gloves are off in this Queens vs. Brooklyn showdown, and you won’t want to miss it. Info: http://rvacomedy.com/event/trump-vs-bernie/. Sunday, February 21, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

Dharma Bombs, Jordan DePaul, Samantha Pearl, Dalton Dash at The Camel

$5.00. Dharma Bombs is a Richmond folk group that fuses dixieland jazz with Appalachian folk music to create their own blend of southern fried melodies. Jordan DePaul Hailing from Youngstown, Ohio, Jordan DePaul is a singer-songwriter that recently made the move to Nashville, TN. Pulling from his life experiences and using them to captivate audiences through passionate, high-energy performances, DePaul's music is rootsy and organic in nature, allowing him to deeply connect with his audience. Info: http://www.thecamel.org/event/1053199-dharma-bombs-jordan-depaul-richmond/. Sunday, February 21, 2016, 9:00 PM – Monday, February 22, 2016, 12:00 AM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

"Rodin: Evolution of a Genius" at VMFA

Rodin: Evolution of a Genius November 21, 2015 – March 13, 2016 Organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Musée Rodin in Paris, this exhibition will feature nearly 200 works by the greatest sculptor of the 19th and early 20th centuries: Auguste Rodin. Revealing the evolving output of this genius of sculpture, the exhibition examines his techniques, materials, models and assistants, and explores the extraordinary working process behind some of his best known works. Auguste Rodin completely revitalized the very language of sculpture with his passion for the creative act. Fragile plasters as well as patinated bronzes, marble figures, astonishing ceramics and never-before-exhibited photographs all attest to this creative intensity, with much of the work presented in North America for the first time. Info: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/auguste-rodin/. Monday, February 22, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

The Porch - "Listening to America Series" at Firehouse Theater

The Porch - Listening to America Mon, Feb 8 @ 7pm Sun, Feb 14 @ 7pm Mon, Feb 15 @ 7pm Mon, Feb 22 @ 7pm Some of the greatest musicians you've never heard of will be coming from their porches throughout Virginia to share their stories and music. Created and produced by Christian D'Andrea Performers: Mac Traynham, Larry Burnett, Robert Wasman, Anthony Blackburn, Stevie Barr, Buck Mountain Band and more! Join us as we explore this mystical musical incubator -- the American porch -- where American music was born, and where it lives again. Whether affixed to the front of a country cabin or attached to an urban tenement, porches have witnessed -- and fostered -- the birth of a lot of great American music, and a lot of great American talents. Tapping into that proud tradition and preserving it, filmmaker Christian D’Andrea and Firehouse Theatre will be recreating an Appalachian porch on Broad Street to host Virginia's remarkable folk minstrels, balladeers, pickers, bards, and storytellers. Real a… Monday, February 22, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

Cultural Intimacy in Motion, Flash and Torobaka at Grace St. Theater

Sunday, February 21 • 2pm Monday, February 22 • 7:30pm Artist Panel Discussion Tuesday, February 23 • 7:30pm Grace Street Theatre Torobaka Wednesday, February 24 • 7:30pm Carpenter Theatre (600 E. Grace Street) “[Harris is the] Apotheosis of hip hop” –Lewis Segal, LA Times “Sakamoto creates expressionist theater that evokes the mysterious, the withering and the tongue-in-cheek.” –San Francisco Bay Guardian “A contemporary pop spin on the classical discipline of butoh.” –Seattle Stranger Cultural Intimacy In Motion is an intersection of four artists that explodes conventional notions of cross-cultural dialogue. VCUarts, in partnership with the Modlin Center for the Arts, presents two collaborative dance performances and an in-depth discussion with the artists who made them. Drawing from Japanese Butoh traditions with a fusion of contemporary ideas, Michael Sakamoto and beloved hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris conceived Flash as a conversation between their respective aesthetics (but… Monday, February 22, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 934 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

"Rodin: Evolution of a Genius" at VMFA

Rodin: Evolution of a Genius November 21, 2015 – March 13, 2016 Organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Musée Rodin in Paris, this exhibition will feature nearly 200 works by the greatest sculptor of the 19th and early 20th centuries: Auguste Rodin. Revealing the evolving output of this genius of sculpture, the exhibition examines his techniques, materials, models and assistants, and explores the extraordinary working process behind some of his best known works. Auguste Rodin completely revitalized the very language of sculpture with his passion for the creative act. Fragile plasters as well as patinated bronzes, marble figures, astonishing ceramics and never-before-exhibited photographs all attest to this creative intensity, with much of the work presented in North America for the first time. Info: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/auguste-rodin/. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

RVA Talent Showdown - February Edition at The Tin Pan

Each month, The Tin Pan hosts a talent competition worth a $1000 grand cash prize! Up to 15 acts compete on the last Tuesday of each month for $100 and the opportunity to compete in the year-end grand finale contest for $1000 more. Contestants must sign up in advance at www.tinpanrva.com/talent. General audience tickets are $8 and can be purchased online. $8. Details: http://www.tinpanrva.com/event/1062903-rva-talent-showdown-february-richmond/. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8982 Quoccasin Road Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.tinpanrva.com.

Artist Panel Discussion: Cultural Intimacy in Motion, Flash and Torobaka at Grace St. Theater

Sunday, February 21 • 2pm Monday, February 22 • 7:30pm Artist Panel Discussion Tuesday, February 23 • 7:30pm Grace Street Theatre Torobaka Wednesday, February 24 • 7:30pm Carpenter Theatre (600 E. Grace Street) “[Harris is the] Apotheosis of hip hop” –Lewis Segal, LA Times “Sakamoto creates expressionist theater that evokes the mysterious, the withering and the tongue-in-cheek.” –San Francisco Bay Guardian “A contemporary pop spin on the classical discipline of butoh.” –Seattle Stranger Cultural Intimacy In Motion is an intersection of four artists that explodes conventional notions of cross-cultural dialogue. VCUarts, in partnership with the Modlin Center for the Arts, presents two collaborative dance performances and an in-depth discussion with the artists who made them. Drawing from Japanese Butoh traditions with a fusion of contemporary ideas, Michael Sakamoto and beloved hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris conceived Flash as a conversation between their respective aesthetics (but… Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 934 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

Tickle Me Tuesday Stand Up Comedy Presents The Ladies of RVA at Firehouse Theater

TICKLE ME TUESDAY: A NIGHT OF STAND UP COMEDY Tuesday, February 23rd @ 7:30pm Tickets: $8 in advance / $10 day of Grab a friend, grab a drink, and get over your Tuesday blues with some laughter. Tickle Me Tuesday Presents The Ladies of RVA All female night of stand-up comedy featuring the funniest women of Richmond, Virginia. The Ladies of RVA have been bringing the laughter to the city of Richmond since 2007. They have helped raise money for VCU Cancer Research Center, Plan Parent Hood, PINK INK FUND and many others. Come out and laugh. FEATURING: Mary Jane French Angie Schmitt Rachel Murphy Sarah Ahmed Dawn Brooks Rachael Quick Moxie LaBouch Details: http://www.firehousetheatre.org/#!tickle-me-tuesday/c46g. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

Kevin Gates, Young Greatness, OG Boobie Black at The National

As an artist, you've got to know yourself and your own vision first and foremost. Kevin Gates certainly does. The Baton Rouge-based rapper doesn't pull any punches, and his honesty fuels everything he does. More importantly, you can get to know him very well just by listening to what he's got to say on tape. Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $27.50 - DAY OF SHOW $32.50 Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/302841. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

DJ Williams Projekt at The Broadberry

DJ is the founder of the funky Richmond based band, DJ Williams Projekt; hip-hop/R&B group, The Breaks; acoustic duo, Williams & Jones; and guitarist for San Diego's critically acclaimed group, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe. Since starting a full time music career in 2001 DJ has toured the globe from small rock venues to large prestigious music festivals in the US, Canada, and Europe. Williams signed a record contract in 2005 with Harmonized Records and later released on his own label, Projekt Records. DJ is now recording his own licensing music under Projekt Produktions. The young guitarist has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with John Legend, Dave Matthews Band, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Soulive, Levon Helm, Citizen Cope, Robert Randolph, Slick Rick, and many many more. With an emphasis on compelling melody, refined songwriting, and an extremely diverse musical palette, DJ Williams strives to push new boundaries as an up and coming guitar player. Just don't let the name confuse you, because this m… Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 9:00 PM – Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

"Rodin: Evolution of a Genius" at VMFA

Rodin: Evolution of a Genius November 21, 2015 – March 13, 2016 Organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Musée Rodin in Paris, this exhibition will feature nearly 200 works by the greatest sculptor of the 19th and early 20th centuries: Auguste Rodin. Revealing the evolving output of this genius of sculpture, the exhibition examines his techniques, materials, models and assistants, and explores the extraordinary working process behind some of his best known works. Auguste Rodin completely revitalized the very language of sculpture with his passion for the creative act. Fragile plasters as well as patinated bronzes, marble figures, astonishing ceramics and never-before-exhibited photographs all attest to this creative intensity, with much of the work presented in North America for the first time. Info: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/auguste-rodin/. Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

"Saturday, Sunday, Monday" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

February 12 – March 6, 2016 Part of the Acts of Faith Festival Set in Naples in 1959, Saturday, Sunday, Monday reflects three days in the lives of a postwar Italian family. During the traditional Sunday dinner, passions flare amidst a gathering of family and friends. Add two cups of generational conflict, a dash of lovers' quarrel, and a heaping tablespoon of humor, and enjoy a meal you won’t forget. This fresh translation of an Italian classic will appeal to all the senses as the traditional ragù simmers on stage. Eduardo de Filippo is considered one of the great Italian playwrights and is best known for his Neapolitan works. He was also an actor, screenwriter, author and poet. Filippo was born in Naples to a playwright and theatre seamstress and began a life in theatre at an early age. His 1973 London production of Saturday, Sunday, Monday starring Laurence Olivier won the London Drama Critics Award. In 1981 he was made a life senator of the Italian Republic. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $3… Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

The Suitcase Junket at The Tin Pan

The Suitcase Junket is Matt Lorenz's nationally touring, slide-guitar playing, throat-singing one-man-band. "Remember the first time you heard the Suitcase Junket on the radio…his songwriting is extraordinary…This is one of the most exciting records I've heard in years." - Vin Scelsa of Idiot's Delight on WFUV and Sirius/XM Matt Lorenz - a Vermont born musician, visual artist and tinkerer, is a professional showoff. "I aim to write good songs and sing them honestly" says Lorenz. He does that and more. The Suitcase Junket's artistic vision is one of salvaged and repurposed objects, images and emotions. His innovative junk-percussion constructions, original album art featuring inanimate objects with wings, and the high craft of his songwriting all combine to create a unique and engaging entity with a force and style all its own. Lorenz's self-taught throat-singing adds a fascinating edge to the overall sound. "I'm interested in the hidden voices that reside within things: the songs stuck inside instrument… Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8982 Quoccasin Road Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.tinpanrva.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. Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Campus Dr. Richmond, VA 23226. For more info visit www.richmondspiders.com.

VCU Lady Rams Basketball v. George Mason at Siegel Center

Tickets - (804) 828-RAMS (7267) Women's Basketball - http://www.vcuathletics.com/sports/wbkb/index. Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 1200 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vcuathletics.com.

Slayer at The National

Slayer, the long-reigning titans of thrash, returns with Repentless, the band’s 11th studio album and its first album for Nuclear Blast. Produced by Terry Date, Repentless was written and recorded by guitarist Kerry King and singer/bassist Tom Araya at Henson Studios in Los Angeles, along with returning drummer Paul Bostaph and guitarist Gary Holt. Repentless is crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the mainstream. Thirty-four years into its career, Slayer remains the preeminent punk-thrash band that helped establish the genre and that up-and-coming metal heads continue to revere and emulate. Slayer is a five-time nominated, two-time Grammy Award-winning metal juggernaut that writes songs which mirror the turmoil and aberrations of our society. Repentless, the band’s first new album in six years, continues the Slaytanic offensive with a twelve-song, blood-shaking sonic attack. Repentless is dark, fast, aggressive and without mercy. It was also the most challenging record Slayer has ever had… Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Torobaka: Cultural Intimacy in Motion at Carpenter Theatre

Sunday, February 21 • 2pm Monday, February 22 • 7:30pm Artist Panel Discussion Tuesday, February 23 • 7:30pm Grace Street Theatre Torobaka Wednesday, February 24 • 7:30pm Carpenter Theatre (600 E. Grace Street) “[Harris is the] Apotheosis of hip hop” –Lewis Segal, LA Times “Sakamoto creates expressionist theater that evokes the mysterious, the withering and the tongue-in-cheek.” –San Francisco Bay Guardian “A contemporary pop spin on the classical discipline of butoh.” –Seattle Stranger Cultural Intimacy In Motion is an intersection of four artists that explodes conventional notions of cross-cultural dialogue. VCUarts, in partnership with the Modlin Center for the Arts, presents two collaborative dance performances and an in-depth discussion with the artists who made them. Drawing from Japanese Butoh traditions with a fusion of contemporary ideas, Michael Sakamoto and beloved hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris conceived Flash as a conversation between their respective aesthetics (but… Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

"The Lazarus Syndrome" at Triangle Theater

Presented as a part of The Acts of Faith Festival February 24 - March 19, 2016 A former concert pianist who now teaches lessons at the local YMCA, Elliott has spent most of his adult life as a person living with AIDS. He struggles with the emotional toll of Lazarus Syndrome, a medical diagnosis for the survivor's guilt for continuing to live while so many of his friends have passed. A quiet evening is suddenly interrupted with the unexpected arrival of his brother and father, who arrive carrying Manischewitz, homemade matzo ball soup and family baggage. "A quiet marvel, a play that reminds us how powerful the written word can truly be ... rare beauty that manages to be moving without melodrama, heartbreaking without hysteria" – DC MetroWeekly Info - http://www.rtriangle.org/the-season.html. Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 1300 Altamont Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rtriangle.org.

"Rodin: Evolution of a Genius" at VMFA

Rodin: Evolution of a Genius November 21, 2015 – March 13, 2016 Organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Musée Rodin in Paris, this exhibition will feature nearly 200 works by the greatest sculptor of the 19th and early 20th centuries: Auguste Rodin. Revealing the evolving output of this genius of sculpture, the exhibition examines his techniques, materials, models and assistants, and explores the extraordinary working process behind some of his best known works. Auguste Rodin completely revitalized the very language of sculpture with his passion for the creative act. Fragile plasters as well as patinated bronzes, marble figures, astonishing ceramics and never-before-exhibited photographs all attest to this creative intensity, with much of the work presented in North America for the first time. Info: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/auguste-rodin/. Thursday, February 25, 2016, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

NT Live Broadcast: As You Like It at Modlin Center

Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 14, 2016 at 7:30 p.m Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at MIF) as Rosalind. With her father the Duke banished and in exile, Rosalind and her cousin Celia leave their lives in the court behind them and journey into the Forest of Arden. There, released from convention, Rosalind experiences the liberating rush of transformation. Disguising herself as a boy, she embraces a different way of living and falls spectacularly in love. 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 $10-$14. Details: http://modlin.richmond.edu/events/modlin-arts-presents/nt-live-as-you-like-it… Thursday, February 25, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Crenshaw Way Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

Jazz Cafe at VMFA

Groove to an eclectic mix of jazz ensembles every Thursday, 6 – 9 pm, at VMFA's Best Café. The Jazz Café is presented to the public by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, in conjunction with the Richmond Jazz Society, free of charge! Light fare and beverages available for sale. Details: https://vmfa.museum/calendar/events/jazz-cafe/ JANUARY 7 LARRI BRANCH AGENDA Pianist Larri Branch plays serious Jazz with a light touch, from Bud Powell to George Gershwin and more with Brian Cruse on Bass, Chris Ryan on Guitar, and C.J. Wolf on Drums. JANUARY 14 MARY HERMANN GARCIA Vocalist Mary Hermann García performs with trombonist/percussionist Antonio García, guitarist John Conley, and bassist Brian Sulser in sets of music from the Brazilian and Great American Songbooks. JANUARY 21 DOCTORS OF JAZZ Swing and traditional Dixieland Jazz with Dick Dunsing-banjo; Martin Ryle-trombone; Rob James-cornet; Gene Anderson-clarinet; Paul Welaskay-piano; Akira Suzuki-drums; Ben Anderson- bass/washboard; Joe Troncale… Thursday, February 25, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

"Saturday, Sunday, Monday" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

February 12 – March 6, 2016 Preview February 11 Part of the Acts of Faith Festival Set in Naples in 1959, Saturday, Sunday, Monday reflects three days in the lives of a postwar Italian family. During the traditional Sunday dinner, passions flare amidst a gathering of family and friends. Add two cups of generational conflict, a dash of lovers' quarrel, and a heaping tablespoon of humor, and enjoy a meal you won’t forget. This fresh translation of an Italian classic will appeal to all the senses as the traditional ragù simmers on stage. Eduardo de Filippo is considered one of the great Italian playwrights and is best known for his Neapolitan works. He was also an actor, screenwriter, author and poet. Filippo was born in Naples to a playwright and theatre seamstress and began a life in theatre at an early age. His 1973 London production of Saturday, Sunday, Monday starring Laurence Olivier won the London Drama Critics Award. In 1981 he was made a life senator of the Italian Republic. Premium $46 | St… Thursday, February 25, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"The Mountaintop" at Theatre Gym at Virginia Rep Center

A Cadence Theater Production. Entry for the 2015 Acts of Faith Festival. As The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King drafts his final oration, he candidly reflects upon his personal life, achievements, and unrealized dreams during a humorous late night conversation with the uncommon woman who brings coffee to his hotel room. Winner of the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Play. Info & Tickets - http://tickets.va-rep.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=4496 (Free parking!). Thursday, February 25, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

Harlem Globetrotters 2016 World Tour at Richmond Coliseum

The Harlem Globetrotters are preparing for their most epic tour in history, as the world famous team celebrates its 90th anniversary world tour, with over 320 games in North America alone. A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. The Globetrotters will tip off their historic 90th year of smiles, sportsmanship and service in the fall of 2015. Learn more about the Harlem Globetrotters: http://www.harlemglobetrotters.com Tickets $24-$107. http://richmondcoliseum.net/events/harlem-globetrotters-2016-world-tour/. Thursday, February 25, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 501 N. 7th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondcoliseum.net.

Ina Garten: Barefoot Contessa at Carpenter Center

Ina Garten, the country’s most beloved culinary icon, author of eight New York Times bestselling cookbooks and host of the popular Emmy- and James Beard Award-winning Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics show on Food Network, is coming to Richmond. Joined by author Deborah Davis, Ina will share stories that bring you behind the scenes of life in the Hamptons: filming Back to Basics, writing bestselling cookbooks and enjoying food with friends and family. An audience Q&A will directly follow the interview. MAKE IT AHEAD: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook delivers Ina’s top make-ahead recipes and invaluable tips, making meal-planning easier than ever--whether for the week ahead, or for a special meal. Eight million copies of Garten’s books have been in printed, including her last seven titles that have been New York Times bestsellers. Ina Garten’s Food Network show, Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics, is now in its 11th season on Food Network and Ina’s previous eight cookbooks have all been New York Times bestselle… Thursday, February 25, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.

"Bad Jews" at TheatreLab

BAD JEWS by Joshua Harmon Produced in partnership with the Weinstein JCC as part of the 2016 Acts of Faith Festival February 18 – March 5, 2016 The night after their grandfather's funeral, three cousins engage in a verbal - and sometimes physical - battle. In one corner is Daphna Feygenbam, a "Real Jew" who is volatile, self-assured, and unbending. In the other is her equally stubborn cousin Liam who has his shiksa girlfriend, Melody, in tow. Stuck in the middle is Liam's brother, Jonah, who tries to stay out of the fray. When Liam stakes claim to their grandfather's Chai necklace, a vicious and hilarious brawl over family, faith, and legacy ensues. $30. Details: http://www.theatrelabrva.org/#!next-season-3/cunl. Thursday, February 25, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 300 East Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.theatrelabrva.org.

"The Lazarus Syndrome" at Triangle Theater

Presented as a part of The Acts of Faith Festival February 24 - March 19, 2016 A former concert pianist who now teaches lessons at the local YMCA, Elliott has spent most of his adult life as a person living with AIDS. He struggles with the emotional toll of Lazarus Syndrome, a medical diagnosis for the survivor's guilt for continuing to live while so many of his friends have passed. A quiet evening is suddenly interrupted with the unexpected arrival of his brother and father, who arrive carrying Manischewitz, homemade matzo ball soup and family baggage. "A quiet marvel, a play that reminds us how powerful the written word can truly be ... rare beauty that manages to be moving without melodrama, heartbreaking without hysteria" – DC MetroWeekly Info - http://www.rtriangle.org/the-season.html. Thursday, February 25, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 1300 Altamont Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rtriangle.org.

Firefall at The Tin Pan

FIREFALL burst onto the international music scene in 1976 with two platinum and three gold albums in their first three years. Their sound was a breath of fresh air back then and remains so today. FIREFALL endures because of the strength and integrity of their songs. It flourishes because of the energy and spontaneity that is so evident on stage and in the studio. FIREFALL will continue as long as there are people who want to hear great music and great singers and musicians. Firefall is a rock band that formed in Boulder, Colorado in 1974. It was founded by Rick Roberts, who had been in the Flying Burrito Brothers, and Jock Bartley, who had been Tommy Bolin's replacement in Zephyr. The band's biggest hit single, "You Are the Woman" peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard charts in 1976. Other hits included "Just Remember I Love You" (#11 in 1977), "Strange Way" (#11 in 1978), "Cinderella" (#34 in 1977), "Headed for a Fall" (#35 in 1980), and "Staying with It" (#37 in 1981) with female vocalist Lisa Nemzo. $50… Thursday, February 25, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 8982 Quoccasin Road Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.tinpanrva.com.

Gramatik at The National

Gramatik - The Age of Reason The Age of Reason is a benchmark release in the career of Gramatik - the first release on his own label, Lowtemp and a true sonic evolution. It is said that a master learns the rules in order to know how to bend them. With The Age of Reason, Gramatik, shows a musical growth which defies genre and breaks the EDM status quo to achieve an extension of the sound we have come to know as Gramatik. Doors: 8:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $20. Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/304227. Thursday, February 25, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Beethoven at The Broadberry

Selections from the movie "Immortal Beloved" including Beethoven's "Pathetique" and "Moonlight" piano sonatas, "Ghost" trio, "Kreutzer" sonata for violin and piano, and string quartets. Featuring musicians of Classical Revolution RVA: Daniel Stipe, piano; Adrian Pintea and Ellen Cockerham Riccio, violins; Elizabeth Polek Gopal, viola; Schuyler Slack, cello Sponsors: James River Press, Rhapsody Piano, Four Strings $10.00 http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/1075837-beethoven-broadberry-richmond/. Thursday, February 25, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

"Rodin: Evolution of a Genius" at VMFA

Rodin: Evolution of a Genius November 21, 2015 – March 13, 2016 Organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Musée Rodin in Paris, this exhibition will feature nearly 200 works by the greatest sculptor of the 19th and early 20th centuries: Auguste Rodin. Revealing the evolving output of this genius of sculpture, the exhibition examines his techniques, materials, models and assistants, and explores the extraordinary working process behind some of his best known works. Auguste Rodin completely revitalized the very language of sculpture with his passion for the creative act. Fragile plasters as well as patinated bronzes, marble figures, astonishing ceramics and never-before-exhibited photographs all attest to this creative intensity, with much of the work presented in North America for the first time. Info: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/auguste-rodin/. Friday, February 26, 2016, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

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 26, 2016, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

"Bad Jews" at TheatreLab

BAD JEWS by Joshua Harmon Produced in partnership with the Weinstein JCC as part of the 2016 Acts of Faith Festival February 18 – March 5, 2016 The night after their grandfather's funeral, three cousins engage in a verbal - and sometimes physical - battle. In one corner is Daphna Feygenbam, a "Real Jew" who is volatile, self-assured, and unbending. In the other is her equally stubborn cousin Liam who has his shiksa girlfriend, Melody, in tow. Stuck in the middle is Liam's brother, Jonah, who tries to stay out of the fray. When Liam stakes claim to their grandfather's Chai necklace, a vicious and hilarious brawl over family, faith, and legacy ensues. $30. Details: http://www.theatrelabrva.org/#!next-season-3/cunl. Friday, February 26, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 300 East Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.theatrelabrva.org.

"I Do! I Do!" at Hanover Tavern

February 26 – April 3, 2016 Part of the Acts of Faith Festival This intimate musical written by the creators of The Fantasticks follows two soul-mates as they navigate the joys and challenges of a 50 year marriage. Set to a tuneful, charming score, I Do! I Do! is a nostalgic and humorous rediscovery of romance. Acts of Faith On two Sundays -- March 13 and 20 -- Virginia Rep will host panel discussions following the performance. Read more at the Acts of Faith Festival. http://theactsoffaith.org/ $40 | Subscribers $30 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_i_do.html. Friday, February 26, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Saturday, Sunday, Monday" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

February 12 – March 6, 2016 Part of the Acts of Faith Festival Set in Naples in 1959, Saturday, Sunday, Monday reflects three days in the lives of a postwar Italian family. During the traditional Sunday dinner, passions flare amidst a gathering of family and friends. Add two cups of generational conflict, a dash of lovers' quarrel, and a heaping tablespoon of humor, and enjoy a meal you won’t forget. This fresh translation of an Italian classic will appeal to all the senses as the traditional ragù simmers on stage. Eduardo de Filippo is considered one of the great Italian playwrights and is best known for his Neapolitan works. He was also an actor, screenwriter, author and poet. Filippo was born in Naples to a playwright and theatre seamstress and began a life in theatre at an early age. His 1973 London production of Saturday, Sunday, Monday starring Laurence Olivier won the London Drama Critics Award. In 1981 he was made a life senator of the Italian Republic. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $3… Friday, February 26, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"The Lazarus Syndrome" at Triangle Theater

Presented as a part of The Acts of Faith Festival February 24 - March 19, 2016 A former concert pianist who now teaches lessons at the local YMCA, Elliott has spent most of his adult life as a person living with AIDS. He struggles with the emotional toll of Lazarus Syndrome, a medical diagnosis for the survivor's guilt for continuing to live while so many of his friends have passed. A quiet evening is suddenly interrupted with the unexpected arrival of his brother and father, who arrive carrying Manischewitz, homemade matzo ball soup and family baggage. "A quiet marvel, a play that reminds us how powerful the written word can truly be ... rare beauty that manages to be moving without melodrama, heartbreaking without hysteria" – DC MetroWeekly Info - http://www.rtriangle.org/the-season.html. Friday, February 26, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 1300 Altamont Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rtriangle.org.

"The Mountaintop" at Theatre Gym at Virginia Rep Center

A Cadence Theater Production. Entry for the 2015 Acts of Faith Festival. As The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King drafts his final oration, he candidly reflects upon his personal life, achievements, and unrealized dreams during a humorous late night conversation with the uncommon woman who brings coffee to his hotel room. Winner of the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Play. Info & Tickets - http://tickets.va-rep.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=4496 (Free parking!). Friday, February 26, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

"The 9" Songwriter's Series at The Tin Pan

Founded in 2008 by singer/songwriter Justin Trawick, "The 9 Songwriter Series" is a touring songwriter collective and live show based in Washington, DC. The show was created with the idea of nine artists getting together and combining their talents in order to play in nicer clubs and to larger amounts of people. Each installment features nine solo singer/songwriters performing together in a unique and captivating format, telling stories, and often sitting in each each other and making up music on the spot. Where else can you hear almost 30 songs from nine different artists in one evening? To date, over 300 different artists have participated in "The 9" at shows in DC, Baltimore, Annapolis, Philadelphia, New York, Fairfield, Boston, Richmond, Charlottesville, Charlotte, Atlanta, Los Angeles and San Francisco. $10. Details: http://www.tinpanrva.com/event/1023505-9-songwriters-series-richmond/. Friday, February 26, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 8982 Quoccasin Road Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.tinpanrva.com.

Pink Talking Fish: A Fusion of Pink Floyd, The Talking Heads and Phish at The National

Pink Talking Fish is a Hybrid Tribute Fusion Act that takes the music from three of the world's most beloved bands and creates a special treat for fans of the music. Pink Floyd, The Talking Heads and Phish are all more than just bands... they are Phenomenons. Their creations have artistically inspired people and their mindblowing live performances have brought people together to form a special sense of community around the love for their favorite band. Although the music from each act is different, Pink Talking Fish has discovered that fusing the material together creates an amazing story. The epic emotion of Pink Floyd.... The funky, danceable layerings of The Talking Heads.... The multitude of styles, unique compositional structures and pure fun of Phish.... to merge these three into one gives music lovers a special experience. Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $12.50. Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/302170. Friday, February 26, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Altria Theater

Part of the 2015-2016 Broadway In Richmond Season Friday, February 26, 2016 8:00 PM Saturday, February 27, 2016 2:00 PM Saturday, February 27, 2016 8:00 PM One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son. Directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, this new production is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. The magical musical is full of unforgettable songs, including Go Go Go Joseph, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door. $35-$70. Details: http://www.altriatheater.com/events/detail/joseph. Friday, February 26, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 6 N. Laurel St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.altriatheater.com.

Late Nite Catechism at Gottwald Playhouse

Friday, February 26 @ 8PM Saturday, February 27 @ 4PM & 8PM Sunday, February 28 @ 2PM Late Nite Catechism is an uproariously funny play that takes the audience back to their youth. The irrepressible Sister teaches class to a roomful of "students." Throughout the course of the class the benevolent instructor rewards the "students" for correct answers with glow-in-the-dark rosaries and other nifty prizes. Naughty students may well find themselves on stage sitting in a corner reflecting their actions. However, even the most reluctant "students" will be clamoring to get into this Sister's class. Now in its 20th year, Late Nite Catechism has brought its nostalgic kick to every state in the U.S. as well as to Canada, the U.K. and Australia. $37. Details: http://www.richmondcenterstage.com/event/late-nite-catechism. Friday, February 26, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.

The Wood Brothers, Seth Walker at The Broadberry

The cover of The Wood Brothers' gorgeous new album, 'Paradise,' is adorned with an illustration of a mule staring at a carrot dangling just inches in front of its mouth. The carrot, though, is hanging from a stick affixed to the mule's own head. "In some ways, he's already got it," explains guitarist Oliver Wood. "And in some ways, he'll never have it." That paradox is at the core of 'Paradise,' an album about longing and desire and the ways in which the pursuit of fulfillment can keep it perpetually out of our reach. It's a beautiful collection, the band's most sophisticated work to date and also their most rocking, with bassist Chris Wood playing electric on tracks for the first time. Recorded at Dan Auerbach's Easy Eye studio in Nashville, 'Paradise' captures the latest chapter in the ongoing evolution of a band—and a family—navigating the joy and challenges of a life in music. $20 ADV, $25 DOS http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/1033077-wood-brothers-seth-walker-richmond/. Friday, February 26, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Festival of Laughs with Mike Epps, Rickey Smiley and More at Richmond Coliseum

Mike Epps has generated an extraordinary amount of buzz among his peers within the entertainment industry for being one of the funniest comic actors toe emerge in the Hollywood scene as of late. For over 20 years. Rickey Smiley is one of the most beloved performers in American media, earning a reputation for delivering boundless laughter on-air, on-stage, and on-screen. Don DC Curry and Cocoa Brown join these two comedians as they take the stage for one-night only in Richmond! Tickets $49-$102. http://richmondcoliseum.net/events/festival-of-laughs-with-mike-epps-rickey-smiley-and-more/. Friday, February 26, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 501 N. 7th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondcoliseum.net.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: High There! Episode 7

Every Friday at 8pm we present a brand-new episode of “High There!” – a live and improvised sitcom that follows the adventures of Jonathan Nelson, a down on his luck 20 something, as he attempts to rebuild his life after inheriting his late uncle’s head shop. Jonathan will make a go at it armed with nothing but his wits, the strength of his girlfriend Eve, the business sense of his employees Townsend and Grace, and the wisdom of his neighbor Waylon Lionel. Family and friends are important and Jonathan is going to need them all to be successful. It’s gonna be tough, but like his uncle always used to say, “When life hands you lemons turn those lemons into a bong and blast off!” $10. Info: http://rvacomedy.com/event/high-there-feb-26. Friday, February 26, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

Isaac Friend at Capital Ale House

Isaac Friend is a locally grown singer, songwriter, and drummer who has played with a variety of projects that have sprung out of Richmond’s vibrant music scene. As varied as the artists he’s worked with—from Evan Barlow Music, to Manifestivus, to the Iron Sights toThe Southern Belles--his solo sound is similarly diverse. His live performances feature original songs with soul, rock, and pop influences. His experience as a drummer grounds his rhythm. RVA Magazine wrote: “the well-structured nature of Friend’s songwriting bleeds through to his thoughtful drumming.” While his originals will draw in the dreamers and lovers, Friend’s cover song selection is infectious, taking you from Bill Withers to Britney Spears. Friend is recording his first solo album. Learn more and stay up to date on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ListenToMrFriend and Instagram @IsaacFriend. Free. Details - http://capitalalehouse.ticketfly.com/event/1049305-isaac-friend-richmond/. Friday, February 26, 2016, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit capitalalehouse.ticketfly.com.

ComedySportz Improv Theatre - Overtime Improv

Richmond's got something worth staying after hours for - OVERTIME IMPROV! ComedySportz Improv Theatre is proud to present the latest buzz in the Richmond improv scene. Take a little bit of short form improv (games and quick scenes) and mix that with a little bit of long form improv (formats that let things develop over time on stage and weave scenes into a larger picture) and what do you get? Medium form. That makes no real sense. But that's okay - we make everything else up around here, right? Overtime Improv showcases the talents of performers you'll see every week in our ComedySportz shows, but in a whole new light! You'll fall out of your seat laughing as they take your suggestions and go places you never dreamed possible! Overtime is a featured presentation of our "After Hours" Friday night late show series. And although it is not an intentionally "blue" show, it also doesn't follow the traditional "brown bag" rules of our ComedySportz brand shows. So if you bring your kids, expect them to le… Friday, February 26, 2016, 10:15 PM – 11:45 PM. 8906 West Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.comedysportzrichmond.com.

"Rodin: Evolution of a Genius" at VMFA

Rodin: Evolution of a Genius November 21, 2015 – March 13, 2016 Organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Musée Rodin in Paris, this exhibition will feature nearly 200 works by the greatest sculptor of the 19th and early 20th centuries: Auguste Rodin. Revealing the evolving output of this genius of sculpture, the exhibition examines his techniques, materials, models and assistants, and explores the extraordinary working process behind some of his best known works. Auguste Rodin completely revitalized the very language of sculpture with his passion for the creative act. Fragile plasters as well as patinated bronzes, marble figures, astonishing ceramics and never-before-exhibited photographs all attest to this creative intensity, with much of the work presented in North America for the first time. Info: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/auguste-rodin/. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Altria Theater

Part of the 2015-2016 Broadway In Richmond Season Friday, February 26, 2016 8:00 PM Saturday, February 27, 2016 2:00 PM Saturday, February 27, 2016 8:00 PM One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son. Directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, this new production is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. The magical musical is full of unforgettable songs, including Go Go Go Joseph, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door. $35-$70. Details: http://www.altriatheater.com/events/detail/joseph. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 6 N. Laurel St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.altriatheater.com.

University of Richmond Women's Basketball v. Saint Joseph's 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 27, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Campus Dr. Richmond, VA 23226. For more info visit www.richmondspiders.com.

Late Nite Catechism at Gottwald Playhouse

Friday, February 26 @ 8PM Saturday, February 27 @ 4PM & 8PM Sunday, February 28 @ 2PM Late Nite Catechism is an uproariously funny play that takes the audience back to their youth. The irrepressible Sister teaches class to a roomful of "students." Throughout the course of the class the benevolent instructor rewards the "students" for correct answers with glow-in-the-dark rosaries and other nifty prizes. Naughty students may well find themselves on stage sitting in a corner reflecting their actions. However, even the most reluctant "students" will be clamoring to get into this Sister's class. Now in its 20th year, Late Nite Catechism has brought its nostalgic kick to every state in the U.S. as well as to Canada, the U.K. and Australia. $37. Details: http://www.richmondcenterstage.com/event/late-nite-catechism. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.

Leon Milmore Reunion Show at The Canal Club

$15. Benefit for The Founder Center of Commonwealth autism Info: http://www.thecanalclub.com/event/1046655-leon-milmore-reunion-show-richmond/. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

Cabin Fever Art Auction at 1708 Gallery

On Saturday, February 27, 2016, from 7 to 10 p.m. 1708 Gallery will present CABIN FEVER, our Annual Art Auction. We are pleased to welcome special guest Ashley Kistler, Independent Curator and former Director of VCUarts' Anderson Gallery. Take part in the joy of discovery, the thrill of bidding, and bring home new art by the region's best emerging and established artists. The annual art auction provides significant support for 1708's exhibitions and programs. CABIN FEVER will include Live and Silent Art Auctions with works by an outstanding group of artists and will feature new work by Nancy Blum, selected by special guest Ashley Kistler. The Live Auction artwork will be on view at 1708 Gallery from Friday, February 19 through the night of the auction on Saturday, February 27. The Silent Auction artwork will be displayed in the beautiful space next door at our neighbors, Black Iris and can be viewed by appointment prior to the auction. CAN'T MAKE IT TO THE AUCTION? Absentee bidding will be accepted t… Saturday, February 27, 2016, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 319 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.1708gallery.org.

Tin Can Fish Band w/ guests The Atkinsons at The Tin Pan

Tin Can Fish Band is a 6 piece, folk rock & roots band that started as a duo called Tin Fish back in 2006. Steve Fisher and long time friend and Colonial Williamsburg tavern musician Doug Austin performed originals & select covers but draws from a wide variety of material and song writers ranging from public domain, blue grass, americana & world music. The Atkinsons first set foot on Richmond, VA stages in the fall of 2003. What started out as a small acoustic outfit turned into a band that took on a life of its own. The Atkinsons meld roots, country, mountain and rock music into their own style of rambling swing rock & roll. Heartfelt story-telling is at the core of The Atkinsons, and it is complemented with three-part harmonies layered over mandolin, fiddle, drums, bass and electric guitars. With influences ranging from Old 97s to Green Day to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers to Drive By Truckers, the sound ends up being quite a musical stew. $10. Details: http://www.tinpanrva.com/event/1022863-tin-c… Saturday, February 27, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8982 Quoccasin Road Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.tinpanrva.com.

Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins, + Anaïs Mitchell, Together on Stage at Modlin Center

In a highly anticipated national tour, Grammy® Award-winner Patty Griffin joins forces with singer, multi-instrumentalist, and founding member of bluegrass super group Nickel Creek Sara Watkins, and Kerrville Festival “New Folk Award” winner Anaïs Mitchell in a celebration of American songwriting and performance. This special “singers-in-the-round” style show features all three artists on stage together, sharing songs and accompanying each other for the entire evening. Tickets $10-$45. Details: http://modlin.richmond.edu/events/modlin-arts-presents/patty-griffin-sara-watkins-anais-mitchell.html#sthash.j6ElV5hc.dpuf. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Crenshaw Way Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

"Bad Jews" at TheatreLab

BAD JEWS by Joshua Harmon Produced in partnership with the Weinstein JCC as part of the 2016 Acts of Faith Festival February 18 – March 5, 2016 The night after their grandfather's funeral, three cousins engage in a verbal - and sometimes physical - battle. In one corner is Daphna Feygenbam, a "Real Jew" who is volatile, self-assured, and unbending. In the other is her equally stubborn cousin Liam who has his shiksa girlfriend, Melody, in tow. Stuck in the middle is Liam's brother, Jonah, who tries to stay out of the fray. When Liam stakes claim to their grandfather's Chai necklace, a vicious and hilarious brawl over family, faith, and legacy ensues. $30. Details: http://www.theatrelabrva.org/#!next-season-3/cunl. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 300 East Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.theatrelabrva.org.

"I Do! I Do!" at Hanover Tavern

February 26 – April 3, 2016 Part of the Acts of Faith Festival This intimate musical written by the creators of The Fantasticks follows two soul-mates as they navigate the joys and challenges of a 50 year marriage. Set to a tuneful, charming score, I Do! I Do! is a nostalgic and humorous rediscovery of romance. Acts of Faith On two Sundays -- March 13 and 20 -- Virginia Rep will host panel discussions following the performance. Read more at the Acts of Faith Festival. http://theactsoffaith.org/ $40 | Subscribers $30 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_i_do.html. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Saturday, Sunday, Monday" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

February 12 – March 6, 2016 Part of the Acts of Faith Festival Set in Naples in 1959, Saturday, Sunday, Monday reflects three days in the lives of a postwar Italian family. During the traditional Sunday dinner, passions flare amidst a gathering of family and friends. Add two cups of generational conflict, a dash of lovers' quarrel, and a heaping tablespoon of humor, and enjoy a meal you won’t forget. This fresh translation of an Italian classic will appeal to all the senses as the traditional ragù simmers on stage. Eduardo de Filippo is considered one of the great Italian playwrights and is best known for his Neapolitan works. He was also an actor, screenwriter, author and poet. Filippo was born in Naples to a playwright and theatre seamstress and began a life in theatre at an early age. His 1973 London production of Saturday, Sunday, Monday starring Laurence Olivier won the London Drama Critics Award. In 1981 he was made a life senator of the Italian Republic. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $3… Saturday, February 27, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"The Lazarus Syndrome" at Triangle Theater

Presented as a part of The Acts of Faith Festival February 24 - March 19, 2016 A former concert pianist who now teaches lessons at the local YMCA, Elliott has spent most of his adult life as a person living with AIDS. He struggles with the emotional toll of Lazarus Syndrome, a medical diagnosis for the survivor's guilt for continuing to live while so many of his friends have passed. A quiet evening is suddenly interrupted with the unexpected arrival of his brother and father, who arrive carrying Manischewitz, homemade matzo ball soup and family baggage. "A quiet marvel, a play that reminds us how powerful the written word can truly be ... rare beauty that manages to be moving without melodrama, heartbreaking without hysteria" – DC MetroWeekly Info - http://www.rtriangle.org/the-season.html. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 1300 Altamont Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rtriangle.org.

"The Mountaintop" at Theatre Gym at Virginia Rep Center

A Cadence Theater Production. Entry for the 2015 Acts of Faith Festival. As The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King drafts his final oration, he candidly reflects upon his personal life, achievements, and unrealized dreams during a humorous late night conversation with the uncommon woman who brings coffee to his hotel room. Winner of the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Play. Info & Tickets - http://tickets.va-rep.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=4496 (Free parking!). Saturday, February 27, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

Rick Hollowell at Capital Ale House

Local singer and acoustic guitar player Rick Hollowell will be performing in our Music Hall Saturday, November 28th. Free. Details - http://capitalalehouse.ticketfly.com/event/1050387-rick-hollowell-richmond/. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit capitalalehouse.ticketfly.com.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Altria Theater

Part of the 2015-2016 Broadway In Richmond Season Friday, February 26, 2016 8:00 PM Saturday, February 27, 2016 2:00 PM Saturday, February 27, 2016 8:00 PM One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son. Directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, this new production is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. The magical musical is full of unforgettable songs, including Go Go Go Joseph, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door. $35-$70. Details: http://www.altriatheater.com/events/detail/joseph. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 6 N. Laurel St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.altriatheater.com.

Late Nite Catechism at Gottwald Playhouse

Friday, February 26 @ 8PM Saturday, February 27 @ 4PM & 8PM Sunday, February 28 @ 2PM Late Nite Catechism is an uproariously funny play that takes the audience back to their youth. The irrepressible Sister teaches class to a roomful of "students." Throughout the course of the class the benevolent instructor rewards the "students" for correct answers with glow-in-the-dark rosaries and other nifty prizes. Naughty students may well find themselves on stage sitting in a corner reflecting their actions. However, even the most reluctant "students" will be clamoring to get into this Sister's class. Now in its 20th year, Late Nite Catechism has brought its nostalgic kick to every state in the U.S. as well as to Canada, the U.K. and Australia. $37. Details: http://www.richmondcenterstage.com/event/late-nite-catechism. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.

Richmond Symphony Pops: Earth, Wind and Fire at Carpenter Theater

From Boogie Wonderland to Billie Jean the music of Michael Jackson and Earth, Wind and Fire is what pop music is all about. Come hear your favorites with Jeans ‘n Classics and the Symphony performing your favorite hits in a concert that will make everyone want to get up and dance! $10-$78. https://www.richmondsymphony.com/event/earth-wind-fire-king-pop/. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 600 E. Grace St. RIchmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondsymphony.com.

The Mantras, Elm 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. ELM (Electric Love Machine) is a Baltimore based quartet that combines Electronica, Dance, Rock, Soul, and Funk into an incomparable, high energy live music experience. XenofoneX is the band’s debut album, and it was recorded, mixed and mastered by Chris Bentley at The Bunker Studio in Maryland. $12 ADV, $15 DOS http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/1071295-mantras-elm-richmond/. Saturday, February 27, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

"Rodin: Evolution of a Genius" at VMFA

Rodin: Evolution of a Genius November 21, 2015 – March 13, 2016 Organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Musée Rodin in Paris, this exhibition will feature nearly 200 works by the greatest sculptor of the 19th and early 20th centuries: Auguste Rodin. Revealing the evolving output of this genius of sculpture, the exhibition examines his techniques, materials, models and assistants, and explores the extraordinary working process behind some of his best known works. Auguste Rodin completely revitalized the very language of sculpture with his passion for the creative act. Fragile plasters as well as patinated bronzes, marble figures, astonishing ceramics and never-before-exhibited photographs all attest to this creative intensity, with much of the work presented in North America for the first time. Info: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/auguste-rodin/. Sunday, February 28, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

"I Do! I Do!" at Hanover Tavern

February 26 – April 3, 2016 Part of the Acts of Faith Festival This intimate musical written by the creators of The Fantasticks follows two soul-mates as they navigate the joys and challenges of a 50 year marriage. Set to a tuneful, charming score, I Do! I Do! is a nostalgic and humorous rediscovery of romance. Acts of Faith On two Sundays -- March 13 and 20 -- Virginia Rep will host panel discussions following the performance. Read more at the Acts of Faith Festival. http://theactsoffaith.org/ $40 | Subscribers $30 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_i_do.html. Sunday, February 28, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Saturday, Sunday, Monday" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

February 12 – March 6, 2016 Part of the Acts of Faith Festival Set in Naples in 1959, Saturday, Sunday, Monday reflects three days in the lives of a postwar Italian family. During the traditional Sunday dinner, passions flare amidst a gathering of family and friends. Add two cups of generational conflict, a dash of lovers' quarrel, and a heaping tablespoon of humor, and enjoy a meal you won’t forget. This fresh translation of an Italian classic will appeal to all the senses as the traditional ragù simmers on stage. Eduardo de Filippo is considered one of the great Italian playwrights and is best known for his Neapolitan works. He was also an actor, screenwriter, author and poet. Filippo was born in Naples to a playwright and theatre seamstress and began a life in theatre at an early age. His 1973 London production of Saturday, Sunday, Monday starring Laurence Olivier won the London Drama Critics Award. In 1981 he was made a life senator of the Italian Republic. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $3… Sunday, February 28, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Late Nite Catechism at Gottwald Playhouse

Friday, February 26 @ 8PM Saturday, February 27 @ 4PM & 8PM Sunday, February 28 @ 2PM Late Nite Catechism is an uproariously funny play that takes the audience back to their youth. The irrepressible Sister teaches class to a roomful of "students." Throughout the course of the class the benevolent instructor rewards the "students" for correct answers with glow-in-the-dark rosaries and other nifty prizes. Naughty students may well find themselves on stage sitting in a corner reflecting their actions. However, even the most reluctant "students" will be clamoring to get into this Sister's class. Now in its 20th year, Late Nite Catechism has brought its nostalgic kick to every state in the U.S. as well as to Canada, the U.K. and Australia. $37. Details: http://www.richmondcenterstage.com/event/late-nite-catechism. Sunday, February 28, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.

A Tribute to The Man and His Music featuring The Robbin Thompson Band at The National

Doors: 2:00 PM / Show: 3:00 PM $25-$45. Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/306808. Sunday, February 28, 2016, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

"The Mountaintop" at Theatre Gym at Virginia Rep Center

A Cadence Theater Production. Entry for the 2015 Acts of Faith Festival. As The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King drafts his final oration, he candidly reflects upon his personal life, achievements, and unrealized dreams during a humorous late night conversation with the uncommon woman who brings coffee to his hotel room. Winner of the 2009 Olivier Award for Best New Play. Info & Tickets - http://tickets.va-rep.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=4496 (Free parking!). Sunday, February 28, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

Side By Side with Richmond Symphony: Carpenter Center

RICHMOND SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA https://www.richmondsymphony.com/event/richmond-symphony-youth-orchestra/. Sunday, February 28, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondsymphony.com.

Gibson Brothers at The Tin Pan

Prepare to go on a journey through some of the greatest bluegrass harmonics of the 20th century, when The Gibson Brothers take the stage at The Gordon in January. The New York Times has called Leigh and Eric Gibson “bluegrass superstars.” Together they represent sibling harmony at its finest. According to the iconic cultural review PopMatters "Eric and Leigh Gibson might have, pound-for-pound, the most impeccably fine-sounding traditional bluegrass band on the contemporary scene… instrumentally the group plays with unmatched alacrity and taste." Voted 2013 Entertainers of the Year at the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards for the second year in a row, the group also won the Vocal Group of the Year, Song of the Year, and Eric Gibson was named Songwriter of the Year. $35 adv / $40 door. Details: http://www.tinpanrva.com/event/1051525-gibson-brothers-richmond/. Sunday, February 28, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 8982 Quoccasin Road Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.tinpanrva.com.