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23rd Annual French Film Festival at The Byrd Theatre

Passes Are On Sale NOW! Having a Festival Pass is the only way to make certain you miss nothing! Go to website below or call 804 827-FILM. http://www.frenchfilmfestival.us For 23 years, the French Film Festival has earned acclaim, in the U.S. and in France, for introducing more than 400 French and francophone films to American audiences. Since 2003, it has been recognized formally by former French Ambassador to the U.S. His Excellency Jean-David Levitte, as the most important French film festival in the country. This festival, founded and organized by Drs. Peter and Françoise Kirkpatrick, professors of French literature, culture and film studies at Virginia Commonwealth University and University of Richmond respectively, has distinguished itself over the years with numerous North American première screenings and several world premières. Each year, the Annual French Film Festival will continue its tradition of showcasing a diverse sampling of France’s newest feature films by established, award-winn… Friday, March 27, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. 2908 W. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.frenchfilmfestival.us.

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower at VMFA

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Friday, March 27, 2015, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Virginia Horse Festival at Meadow Farm Park

Friday – 1 – 9 p.m. Saturday – 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Enjoy THREE DAYS of everything equestrian: the best clinicians and trainers; clinics; demonstrations and seminars; great shopping for tack, riding apparel and horse feed and care products; pro rodeo; canine agility shows; and lots more! The Virginia Horse Festival brings the best in everything equine to our attendees. Demonstrations may include dressage, jumping, western pleasure, gaited horses, general training and driving, and are combined with great family entertainment, educational seminars, breed demonstrations, the best vendors the horse industry has to offer, trailer shopping and more! Whether horses are your passion or your profession, you'll find a wealth of demonstrations, information and products to satisfy your specific needs at the Virginia Horse Festival. Our vendors represent some of the best shopping the horse industry has to offer. And our clinics and seminars represent one of the most comprehensive collections… Friday, March 27, 2015, 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 13111 Dawn Blvd. Doswell, VA. For more info visit virginiahorsefestival.com.

UR International Film Series: "The German Doctor (Wakolda)" (Argentina, 2013)

Friday, March 27 and Sunday, March 29 Friday showings are at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday showings are at 7:30 p.m. The films are shown in the original language with English subtitles. 93 min. Rated PG-13 From Auschwitz to Argentina, The German Doctor is a true story of a German family in Argentina who, unknowingly, harbored one of the world’s most dangerous criminals—Josef Mngele. In this historical fiction account of their interactions, Enzo and Eva welcome the doctor into their home and their lives. While Israeli agents are actively searching for the doctor, young Lilith develops an intriguing relationship with him. Details: http://library.richmond.edu/mrc/international-film-series.html. Friday, March 27, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Robins School of Business University of Richmond. For more info visit library.richmond.edu.

United Blood Festival Day One at The Canal Club

Barge, Blistered, Bracewar, Break Away, Code Orange , Give, Gods Hate, Heavy Chains, Judge, Malice at the Palace, RudeAwakening, Terror 3:00 doors $70.00 2 day pass. Friday, March 27, 2015, 3:00 PM – Saturday, March 28, 2015, 12:00 AM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

UR Baseball v. Fordham at Pitt Field

Free. Free parking next to Robins Center. UR Baseball - http://www.richmondspiders.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=26800&SPID=91943&SPSID=629621. Friday, March 27, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Campus Dr. Richmond, VA 23226. For more info visit www.richmondspiders.com.

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, March 27, 2015, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

"TOE" Gallery Talk with Ben Stout & Bill Martin at 1708 Gallery

Please join us for a gallery talk with Ben Stout and guest Bill Martin, Director of the Valentine. Doors will open at 5:30 pm and the talk will begin at 6 pm. Refreshments and a cash bar will be provided. "Two of Everything" is Stout's most recent development in an on-going project that combines his interests in abstraction, documentation, and site-specificity. Using these different languages, Stout will translate a specific place—the Church Hill Tunnel—into a gallery-based installation. To learn more about the exhibition and the artist please visit http://www.1708gallery.org and http://benstout.net. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/792333630851513/. Friday, March 27, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. 319 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.1708gallery.org.

The Big Guys at Hardywood

Originally from Provo, Utah, the The Big Guys were formed from members of The Good Guys, The Deprogrammers, Club Zomby and The Bop Cats. Now they are Richmond's favorite ska/rock/reggae band. Composed of Harry Gore (guitar/vocals), Mark Brown (guitar/vocals), James Talley (keyboards/vocals), Vernon Knight (bass/vocals) and Rob Lytle (drums/vocals). Click here to view Facebook Event Page https://www.facebook.com/events/437822326380988/. Friday, March 27, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

VCU Baseball v. Massachusetts at The Diamond

Adult - $7 Youth/Senior (ages 3-17/62+) - $4 Students - Free. Season Tickets - $40 (804) 828-RAMS (7267) VCU Baseball - http://vcuathletics.com/sports/bsb/index. Friday, March 27, 2015, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vcuathletics.com.

"Treasure Island" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

March 13 – April 19, 2015 Hoist the sails you landlubbers and swab the deck! It’s time to venture out into the tropical seas. Based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island takes viewers on an unforgettable pirate voyage as they follow their favorite swashbucklers through treachery and turmoil. Parents, grandparents, and children of all ages are sure to get swept up in the hunt for gold and this young boy’s quest for adventure. Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 4 and up. $18. Details: http://tickets.va-rep.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=3417. Friday, March 27, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

Roz Raskin and the Rice Cakes, Houdan the Mystic and Antiphons at Gallery 5

Roz Raskin and the Rice Cakes, Houdan the Mystic and Antiphons roz and the rice cakes (TEAM LOVE RECORDS) ♥ http://www.thericecakes.com/ houdan the mystic ♥ http://www.houdanthemystic.bandcamp.com antiphons ♥ http://www.antiphons.bandcamp.com $5. Friday, March 27, 2015, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 200 W. Marshall St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit gallery5arts.org.

UR International Film Series: "The German Doctor (Wakolda)" (Argentina, 2013)

Friday, March 27 and Sunday, March 29 Friday showings are at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday showings are at 7:30 p.m. The films are shown in the original language with English subtitles. 93 min. Rated PG-13 From Auschwitz to Argentina, The German Doctor is a true story of a German family in Argentina who, unknowingly, harbored one of the world’s most dangerous criminals—Josef Mngele. In this historical fiction account of their interactions, Enzo and Eva welcome the doctor into their home and their lives. While Israeli agents are actively searching for the doctor, young Lilith develops an intriguing relationship with him. Details: http://library.richmond.edu/mrc/international-film-series.html. Friday, March 27, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Robins School of Business University of Richmond. For more info visit library.richmond.edu.

Kathy Mattea: Calling Me Home at Modlin Center

Beloved for her classic hits, including “Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses," and “Love at the Five and Dime,” multiple Grammy, CMA, and ACM award-winner Kathy Mattea’s latest projects explore her deep ties to her Appalachian homeland. In her 2008 release, COAL, and her most recent album, Calling Me Home, Mattea has gathered songs and stories of bravery, pride, and grief that tell the story of Appalachia. “I think there’s a mystery there. Somewhere in my DNA there’s my great-grandmother singing, my grandma, and my people, singing through me, with me.” - See more at: http://modlin.richmond.edu/events/modlin-arts-presents/kathy-mattea-calling-me-home.html#sthash.X1uIdTcd.dpuf Tickets $10-$40. Details: http://modlin.richmond.edu/events/modlin-arts-presents/kathy-mattea-calling-me-home.html. Friday, March 27, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Crenshaw Way Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

Bruce Bruce at Funny Bone

Bruce Bruce is a name synonymous with keeping audiences rolling with laughter thanks to his captivating improv skills and larger than life comedic style. Bruce''s steady style of comedy has been showcased across the country and he has been entertaining audiences young and old from all walks of life for years. His wit, spontaneity and dazzling personality sets him apart from other standup comedians. Although Bruce is known for his adult comedy, he prides himself on not using vulgarity to win a laugh, and is no stranger in winning over new audiences with every appearance. From his role as host of BET''s 10th "Comic View" for two seasons to his many appearances on TV and film, Bruce is clearly a comedian that his found and made his mark in the business. Bruce recently headlined the 2008 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, leaving the audiences north of the border in stitches. On the feature film front, Bruce made a cameo in the HBO Films feature Idlewild, and appeared in Larry the Cable Guy: Health… Friday, March 27, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.com.

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

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

Virginia Opera: Giuseppe Verdi's "La Traviata" at Carpenter Theater

March 27 - 8:00pm March 29 - 2:30pm To close this stunning season of stylistic highlights, Virginia Opera premieres [co-produced with, Des Moines Metro Opera] a brand new, glittering and glamorous traditional staging of La Traviata directed by Virginia Opera audience favorite, Lilian Groag, who stunned audiences last Spring with a vibrant and stylish Marriage of Figaro – Ms. Groag has worked with Virginia Opera for over 20 years and the tradition continues with this brand-new La Traviata. Conducted by Andrew Bisantz, in his Virginia Opera debut, this exciting American conductor enjoys a significant opera career and continues the Virginia Opera tradition of presenting major new talent. Cecilia Violetta Lopez stars as Violetta (leading lady) as does Rolando Sanz as Alfredo (leading man). Both of these proven stars illustrate the continuing tradition of Virginia Opera of bringing the best talent to Virginia by showcasing them on our stages – much like heralded Virginia Opera alums Ashley Putnam and Diana… Friday, March 27, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vaopera.org.

Josh Turner - Roughstock and Rambler Tour at Altria Theater

Josh Turner, MCA Nashville recording artist, is one of country music’s most successful artists. With a rich, deep voice and distinctive style, Turner has sold more than five million albums and is a disciple of traditional country music, a mentor to up-and-coming artists — and one of the youngest members of the Grand Ole Opry. From his 2003 Platinum-selling debut Long Black Train to his most recent 2012 Billboard No. 1 release Punching Bag, Turner has received six Inspirational Country Music Awards and garnered multiple GRAMMY, CMA, and ACM nominations. Turner’s hits include “Long Black Train,” “Your Man,” “Time Is Love,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” “Firecracker,” “Would You Go with Me” and more. This year Turner added author to his list of accomplishments. His first book, Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family and Fatherhood was released April 29, 2014 and his sixth studio album is expected to release March 31. The Hannah, S.C. native has been songwriting and performing since he was a young child, and i… Friday, March 27, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 6 N. Laurel St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.altriatheater.com.

Pgrass at The Broadberry

Perpetual Grass is a new super group featuring Brock Butler and James Justin and Co, performing your favorite Perpetual Groove songs and new originals. $10 ADV, $12 DOS http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/785009-pgrass-richmond/. Friday, March 27, 2015, 8:00 PM – Saturday, March 28, 2015, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Jeff Sipe Trio at Capital Ale House

Two-time Grammy nominee Jeff Sipe brings together the incredible virtuosos Mike Seal on guitar and Taylor Lee on bass to form the Jeff Sipe Trio. An alumni of Berklee College of Music, Sipe has established himself as one of the greatest drummers in the United States. He has toured and/or recorded with highly renowned artists such as Bela Fleck, Phil Lesh, Jimmy Herring Band, Trey Anastasio Band, Derek Trucks, Col. Bruce Hampton & the Aquarium Rescue Unit and many others. Website: http://www.jeffsipetrio.com $8 advance / $10 day of show Details - http://capitalalehouse.com/events-info/?ee=276. Friday, March 27, 2015, 9:00 PM – Saturday, March 28, 2015, 12:00 AM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit capitalalehouse.com.

Bruce Bruce at Funny Bone

Bruce Bruce is a name synonymous with keeping audiences rolling with laughter thanks to his captivating improv skills and larger than life comedic style. Bruce''s steady style of comedy has been showcased across the country and he has been entertaining audiences young and old from all walks of life for years. His wit, spontaneity and dazzling personality sets him apart from other standup comedians. Although Bruce is known for his adult comedy, he prides himself on not using vulgarity to win a laugh, and is no stranger in winning over new audiences with every appearance. From his role as host of BET''s 10th "Comic View" for two seasons to his many appearances on TV and film, Bruce is clearly a comedian that his found and made his mark in the business. Bruce recently headlined the 2008 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, leaving the audiences north of the border in stitches. On the feature film front, Bruce made a cameo in the HBO Films feature Idlewild, and appeared in Larry the Cable Guy: Health… Friday, March 27, 2015, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.com.

Virginia Horse Festival at Meadow Farm Park

Friday – 1 – 9 p.m. Saturday – 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Enjoy THREE DAYS of everything equestrian: the best clinicians and trainers; clinics; demonstrations and seminars; great shopping for tack, riding apparel and horse feed and care products; pro rodeo; canine agility shows; and lots more! The Virginia Horse Festival brings the best in everything equine to our attendees. Demonstrations may include dressage, jumping, western pleasure, gaited horses, general training and driving, and are combined with great family entertainment, educational seminars, breed demonstrations, the best vendors the horse industry has to offer, trailer shopping and more! Whether horses are your passion or your profession, you'll find a wealth of demonstrations, information and products to satisfy your specific needs at the Virginia Horse Festival. Our vendors represent some of the best shopping the horse industry has to offer. And our clinics and seminars represent one of the most comprehensive collections… Saturday, March 28, 2015, 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 13111 Dawn Blvd. Doswell, VA. For more info visit virginiahorsefestival.com.

23rd Annual French Film Festival at The Byrd Theatre

Passes Are On Sale NOW! Having a Festival Pass is the only way to make certain you miss nothing! Go to website below or call 804 827-FILM. http://www.frenchfilmfestival.us For 23 years, the French Film Festival has earned acclaim, in the U.S. and in France, for introducing more than 400 French and francophone films to American audiences. Since 2003, it has been recognized formally by former French Ambassador to the U.S. His Excellency Jean-David Levitte, as the most important French film festival in the country. This festival, founded and organized by Drs. Peter and Françoise Kirkpatrick, professors of French literature, culture and film studies at Virginia Commonwealth University and University of Richmond respectively, has distinguished itself over the years with numerous North American première screenings and several world premières. Each year, the Annual French Film Festival will continue its tradition of showcasing a diverse sampling of France’s newest feature films by established, award-winn… Saturday, March 28, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. 2908 W. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.frenchfilmfestival.us.

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower at VMFA

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Saturday, March 28, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

"Treasure Island" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

March 13 – April 19, 2015 Hoist the sails you landlubbers and swab the deck! It’s time to venture out into the tropical seas. Based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island takes viewers on an unforgettable pirate voyage as they follow their favorite swashbucklers through treachery and turmoil. Parents, grandparents, and children of all ages are sure to get swept up in the hunt for gold and this young boy’s quest for adventure. Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 4 and up. $18. Details: http://tickets.va-rep.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=3417. Saturday, March 28, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History at Virginia Historical Society

Today, historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich’s quotation appears on T-shirts, mugs, bumper stickers, greeting cards, and all sorts of web sites and blogs. Tens of thousands of letters, diaries, official records, reminiscences, commonplace books, and numerous other documents written by women are in the collection of the Virginia Historical Society. We’ll look back at women, such as Pocahontas, Elizabeth Van Lew, and Ellen Glasgow, who intentionally challenged the status quo as well as those who didn’t try to make history but did. Register today for THREE different Behind the Scenes Tours and receive a 20% discount. Member Package: Three programs for $24.00 ($8.00/program) Non-Member Package: Three programs for $40.50 ($13.50/program) Details: http://www.vahistorical.org/attend-event/programs-and-activities/tours/well-behaved-women-seldom-make-history?start=2015-03-28T10:30. Saturday, March 28, 2015, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. 428 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vahistorical.org.

UR Baseball v. Fordham at Pitt Field

Free. Free parking next to Robins Center. UR Baseball - http://www.richmondspiders.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=26800&SPID=91943&SPSID=629621. Saturday, March 28, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Campus Dr. Richmond, VA 23226. For more info visit www.richmondspiders.com.

Petersburg: Southern Exposure Food Tour

Join us a little south of Richmond as we give Petersburg the food tour treatment now that it's had its movie star turn in Spielberg's Lincoln. See history and mystery, hear Lincoln movie tidbits and taste for yourself that Petersburg is a worthy destination with Saucy's BBQ, Demolition Coffee, Wabi Sabi, Croaker's Spot, Dixie Restaurant, Brick House Run, Hiram Haines Coffee & Ale House and others in the mix. Tickets are $55 inclusive of ticketing fee and are available here. http://realrichmondva.com. Saturday, March 28, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 215 E. Bank St. Petersburg, VA. For more info visit realrichmondva.com.

Hardywood Hoplar Release with The Trillions, Sleepwalkers and Microwaves at Hardywood

Hardywood Hoplar follows the wood-aging tradition of the earliest India Pale Ales, which were matured on oak. Rather than oak, we’ve selected the delicate wood of a fallen Virginia Tulip Poplar, which was TreeCycled by CitiWood and toasted for use in this hearty IPA. While this Poplar can no longer rustle in the wind or give shade, it is able to offer balance to the bright citrus and pine character from heaps of Cascade, Columbus and Summit hops with subtle notes of caramelized vanilla. "Someone pinch me ... mind-blowing." - Jason Alström, Beer Advocate Hardywood Hoplar is back and will be available in 750ml bottles, 4 packs, and draft all day. The party starts at 2pm with Hoplar and Nick Palmer (house blend of Hoplar and Singel) along with other seasonal drafts, live music and gourmet local vendors. Live music at 5pm Click here to view Facebook Event Page https://www.facebook.com/events/1602749773305626/. Saturday, March 28, 2015, 2:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

United Blood Festival Day Two at The Canal Club

Broken Teeth, Breakdown, Cold World, Criminal Instinct, Crown of Thornz, Down To Nothing, Forced Order, Freedom, Hard Stripes, HarmsWay, Homewrecker, Malfunction, Mizery, Snails Pace, Stick Together 12 noon doors $70.00 2-day pass. Saturday, March 28, 2015, 3:00 PM – Sunday, March 29, 2015, 12:00 AM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

Support Virginia Green Tourism Oyster Roast & Festival

Join the Virginia Green Travel Alliance (VGTA) on March 28th at Historic Tredegar for its inaugural Support Virginia Green Tourism Oyster Roast & Festival! The event features sustainably-harvested Virginia oysters, non-oyster dishes, and Virginia wines and brews - all from VIRGINIA GREEN Restaurants, Wineries and Breweries. This event supports the projects of the Virginia Green Travel Alliance and a portion of proceeds will go to support the Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling program. Details: http://www.virginiagreentravelalliance.org/support-virginia-green-tourism-oyster-roast-.html. Sponsors: CTOWN. HIPP. RIC. Umbrella. VMFA. Saturday, March 28, 2015, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 500 Tredegar St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.virginiagreentravelalliance.org.

VCU Baseball v. Massachusetts at The Diamond

Adult - $7 Youth/Senior (ages 3-17/62+) - $4 Students - Free. Season Tickets - $40 (804) 828-RAMS (7267) VCU Baseball - http://vcuathletics.com/sports/bsb/index. Saturday, March 28, 2015, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vcuathletics.com.

The Bad Plus at Capital Ale House

The Bad Plus came together at the end of the 20th century and has avoided easy categorization ever since, winning critical hosannas and a legion of fans worldwide with their creativity, unique sound and flair for live performance. Based in New York City, the intensely collaborative trio has constantly searched for rules to break and boundaries to cross, bridging genres and techniques while exploring the infinite possibilities of three exceptional musicians working in perfect sync. Few jazz groups in recent memory have amassed such acclaim, and inspired such controversy, as The Bad Plus. For almost fifteen years, they have thrived at the intersection of jazz, indie rock and contemporary classical music, inspiring Rolling Stone to call them “about as badass as highbrow gets.” The Bad Plus’ 10th studio recording, Inevitable Western, sees bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson, and drummer David King further honing the same conceptual base that fired their inception. Yet again they continue to explore my… Saturday, March 28, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit capitalalehouse.com.

Bruce Bruce at Funny Bone

Bruce Bruce is a name synonymous with keeping audiences rolling with laughter thanks to his captivating improv skills and larger than life comedic style. Bruce''s steady style of comedy has been showcased across the country and he has been entertaining audiences young and old from all walks of life for years. His wit, spontaneity and dazzling personality sets him apart from other standup comedians. Although Bruce is known for his adult comedy, he prides himself on not using vulgarity to win a laugh, and is no stranger in winning over new audiences with every appearance. From his role as host of BET''s 10th "Comic View" for two seasons to his many appearances on TV and film, Bruce is clearly a comedian that his found and made his mark in the business. Bruce recently headlined the 2008 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, leaving the audiences north of the border in stitches. On the feature film front, Bruce made a cameo in the HBO Films feature Idlewild, and appeared in Larry the Cable Guy: Health… Saturday, March 28, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.com.

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

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

Bio Ritmo at The Camel

Bio Ritmo is passionately, unwaveringly salsa. Veteran Fania Records studio engineer Jon Fausty adds extra polish, which makes Alvarez's voice ring like a bell. Bio Ritmo's cyborg-strong musicianship inspires vigorous dancing and makes Biónico one of this year's best Latin releases. "- San Francisco Bay Guardian $8-$10. Details: http://www.thecamel.org/event/787979-bio-ritmo-richmond/. Saturday, March 28, 2015, 8:00 PM – Sunday, March 29, 2015, 12:00 AM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecamel.org.

EOTO at The National

Doors: 8:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $20 ADV | $25 DOS with ELM, ill.Gates Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/steez-promo-presents-eoto-outer-orbit-tour. Saturday, March 28, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

American Aquarium at The Broadberry

Hailing from Raleigh, NC, American Aquarium's southern musical perspective is a blend of honest songwriting, an unwavering work ethic, and a genuine love of rock & roll. Whether you call it alt-country, Americana, or roots rock, one thing is for certain: Their music is a fresh voice that borrows from many forms of the American songbook. 26-year old songwriter and band leader, BJ Barham, brings songs to his four other band mates who breathe life into a performance that is equal parts Springsteen-esque rock bravado, old-school country lyrical heartbreak, and indie-rock introspection. From the college coeds to tattooed bikers and hipsters, the band has demonstrated their ability to cross boundaries. With the release of their latest studio album, Burn.Flicker.Die. American Aquarium is proving that they have graduated to that class of professional musicians that have made an undeniable commitment to their music and their fans. $12 ADV, $15 DOS http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/770811-american-aquarium-richmo… Saturday, March 28, 2015, 8:00 PM – Sunday, March 29, 2015, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Richmond Burlesque Revue presents: Magnolia’s XXX Birthday Bash at Gallery 5

The Richmond Burlesque Revue presents: Magnolia’s XXX Birthday Bash! Magnolia Jackson Pickett Burnside is turning 30 and we’re throwing the biggest burlesque party yet, featuring the one and only, Boo Boo Darlin’…Richmond’s sweetheart is coming home to celebrate! Go-go dancing, raffle prizes featuring local art and experiences, and more! With each ticket purchased to this show, you’ll be entered into the door raffle for tickets to the next show. Tickets are $15 advance and $20 at the door (cash only at the door!) Doors open at 8, the show starts at 9, and is ages 18+. Saturday, March 28, 2015, 9:00 PM – Sunday, March 29, 2015, 12:00 AM. 200 W. Marshall St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit gallery5arts.org.

The Bad Plus at Capital Ale House

The Bad Plus came together at the end of the 20th century and has avoided easy categorization ever since, winning critical hosannas and a legion of fans worldwide with their creativity, unique sound and flair for live performance. Based in New York City, the intensely collaborative trio has constantly searched for rules to break and boundaries to cross, bridging genres and techniques while exploring the infinite possibilities of three exceptional musicians working in perfect sync. Few jazz groups in recent memory have amassed such acclaim, and inspired such controversy, as The Bad Plus. For almost fifteen years, they have thrived at the intersection of jazz, indie rock and contemporary classical music, inspiring Rolling Stone to call them “about as badass as highbrow gets.” The Bad Plus’ 10th studio recording, Inevitable Western, sees bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson, and drummer David King further honing the same conceptual base that fired their inception. Yet again they continue to explore my… Saturday, March 28, 2015, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit capitalalehouse.com.

Bruce Bruce at Funny Bone

Bruce Bruce is a name synonymous with keeping audiences rolling with laughter thanks to his captivating improv skills and larger than life comedic style. Bruce''s steady style of comedy has been showcased across the country and he has been entertaining audiences young and old from all walks of life for years. His wit, spontaneity and dazzling personality sets him apart from other standup comedians. Although Bruce is known for his adult comedy, he prides himself on not using vulgarity to win a laugh, and is no stranger in winning over new audiences with every appearance. From his role as host of BET''s 10th "Comic View" for two seasons to his many appearances on TV and film, Bruce is clearly a comedian that his found and made his mark in the business. Bruce recently headlined the 2008 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, leaving the audiences north of the border in stitches. On the feature film front, Bruce made a cameo in the HBO Films feature Idlewild, and appeared in Larry the Cable Guy: Health… Saturday, March 28, 2015, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.com.

Virginia Horse Festival at Meadow Farm Park

Friday – 1 – 9 p.m. Saturday – 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Enjoy THREE DAYS of everything equestrian: the best clinicians and trainers; clinics; demonstrations and seminars; great shopping for tack, riding apparel and horse feed and care products; pro rodeo; canine agility shows; and lots more! The Virginia Horse Festival brings the best in everything equine to our attendees. Demonstrations may include dressage, jumping, western pleasure, gaited horses, general training and driving, and are combined with great family entertainment, educational seminars, breed demonstrations, the best vendors the horse industry has to offer, trailer shopping and more! Whether horses are your passion or your profession, you'll find a wealth of demonstrations, information and products to satisfy your specific needs at the Virginia Horse Festival. Our vendors represent some of the best shopping the horse industry has to offer. And our clinics and seminars represent one of the most comprehensive collections… Sunday, March 29, 2015, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. 13111 Dawn Blvd. Doswell, VA. For more info visit virginiahorsefestival.com.

23rd Annual French Film Festival at The Byrd Theatre

Passes Are On Sale NOW! Having a Festival Pass is the only way to make certain you miss nothing! Go to website below or call 804 827-FILM. http://www.frenchfilmfestival.us For 23 years, the French Film Festival has earned acclaim, in the U.S. and in France, for introducing more than 400 French and francophone films to American audiences. Since 2003, it has been recognized formally by former French Ambassador to the U.S. His Excellency Jean-David Levitte, as the most important French film festival in the country. This festival, founded and organized by Drs. Peter and Françoise Kirkpatrick, professors of French literature, culture and film studies at Virginia Commonwealth University and University of Richmond respectively, has distinguished itself over the years with numerous North American première screenings and several world premières. Each year, the Annual French Film Festival will continue its tradition of showcasing a diverse sampling of France’s newest feature films by established, award-winn… Sunday, March 29, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. 2908 W. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.frenchfilmfestival.us.

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower at VMFA

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Sunday, March 29, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

UR Baseball v. Fordham at Pitt Field

Free. Free parking next to Robins Center. UR Baseball - http://www.richmondspiders.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=26800&SPID=91943&SPSID=629621. Sunday, March 29, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Campus Dr. Richmond, VA 23226. For more info visit www.richmondspiders.com.

"Treasure Island" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

March 13 – April 19, 2015 Hoist the sails you landlubbers and swab the deck! It’s time to venture out into the tropical seas. Based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island takes viewers on an unforgettable pirate voyage as they follow their favorite swashbucklers through treachery and turmoil. Parents, grandparents, and children of all ages are sure to get swept up in the hunt for gold and this young boy’s quest for adventure. Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 4 and up. $18. Details: http://tickets.va-rep.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=3417. Sunday, March 29, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

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

February 27 – April 19 Hanover Tavern Lucy, Linus, Charlie Brown and the whole gang come to life on stage in this up-beat and heartwarming musical for children and adults alike. Based on the popular comic strip, Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz, familiar scenes and popular melodies will entertain us all with these favorite, endearing characters. Length: Approximately 2 hours Suggested for ages 7 and up. $40. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_youre_good.html. Sunday, March 29, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Virginia Opera: Giuseppe Verdi's "La Traviata" at Carpenter Theater

March 27 - 8:00pm March 29 - 2:30pm To close this stunning season of stylistic highlights, Virginia Opera premieres [co-produced with, Des Moines Metro Opera] a brand new, glittering and glamorous traditional staging of La Traviata directed by Virginia Opera audience favorite, Lilian Groag, who stunned audiences last Spring with a vibrant and stylish Marriage of Figaro – Ms. Groag has worked with Virginia Opera for over 20 years and the tradition continues with this brand-new La Traviata. Conducted by Andrew Bisantz, in his Virginia Opera debut, this exciting American conductor enjoys a significant opera career and continues the Virginia Opera tradition of presenting major new talent. Cecilia Violetta Lopez stars as Violetta (leading lady) as does Rolando Sanz as Alfredo (leading man). Both of these proven stars illustrate the continuing tradition of Virginia Opera of bringing the best talent to Virginia by showcasing them on our stages – much like heralded Virginia Opera alums Ashley Putnam and Diana… Sunday, March 29, 2015, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vaopera.org.

Brewgrass Sunday at Legend Brewing

Every Sunday Night at 6:30 PM Legend Brewing Company presents Live Music with rotating bands featuring the areas best bluegrass and Americana musicians! Circus Mutt will be our band for the evening and they never disappoint! Sunday, March 29, 2015, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 321 W. 7th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.legendbrewing.com.

Bruce Bruce at Funny Bone

Bruce Bruce is a name synonymous with keeping audiences rolling with laughter thanks to his captivating improv skills and larger than life comedic style. Bruce''s steady style of comedy has been showcased across the country and he has been entertaining audiences young and old from all walks of life for years. His wit, spontaneity and dazzling personality sets him apart from other standup comedians. Although Bruce is known for his adult comedy, he prides himself on not using vulgarity to win a laugh, and is no stranger in winning over new audiences with every appearance. From his role as host of BET''s 10th "Comic View" for two seasons to his many appearances on TV and film, Bruce is clearly a comedian that his found and made his mark in the business. Bruce recently headlined the 2008 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, leaving the audiences north of the border in stitches. On the feature film front, Bruce made a cameo in the HBO Films feature Idlewild, and appeared in Larry the Cable Guy: Health… Sunday, March 29, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.com.

UR International Film Series: "The German Doctor (Wakolda)" (Argentina, 2013)

Friday, March 27 and Sunday, March 29 Friday showings are at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday showings are at 7:30 p.m. The films are shown in the original language with English subtitles. 93 min. Rated PG-13 From Auschwitz to Argentina, The German Doctor is a true story of a German family in Argentina who, unknowingly, harbored one of the world’s most dangerous criminals—Josef Mngele. In this historical fiction account of their interactions, Enzo and Eva welcome the doctor into their home and their lives. While Israeli agents are actively searching for the doctor, young Lilith develops an intriguing relationship with him. Details: http://library.richmond.edu/mrc/international-film-series.html. Sunday, March 29, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Robins School of Business University of Richmond. For more info visit library.richmond.edu.

Classical Incarnations w/ Richmond Symphony Members at Balliceaux

Free. Come to Balliceaux and hang with some of the Symphony Musicians of Richmond! Have a drink and enjoy a free concert of Mozart, Beethoven and others! http://classicalrevolutionrva.com/events/classical-incarnations/. Sunday, March 29, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 203 N. Lombardy St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.balliceauxrva.com.

The War On Drugs at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $23.50 ADV | $26 DOS with ELM, ill.Gates Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/the-war-on-drugs. Sunday, March 29, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Comedy: Todd Barry with Dan Shaki and Jim Zarling at Gallery 5

New York City-based comedian and actor Todd Barry is widely recognized for his roles as the bongo-playing “Third Conchord” on HBO’s Flight of the Conchords and Mickey Rourke’s deli boss in 2009 Oscar winner The Wrestler, and renowned throughout the entertainment industry for his nuanced, measured, and thoroughly original approach to stand-up. Drawing audience members in with his deadpan self-deprecation and ability to pile punchline upon punchline, his decidedly low-key stage persona belies a deeply intelligent, often biting, occasionally absurdist worldview, one lauded by discerning fans who seek a fresh yet honest update to traditional observation and social commentary. Boasting multiple stand-up appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and two Comedy Central Presents specials, and his latest one hour Comedy Central special Super Crazy. Todd has been heard on both The Howard Stern Show and The Bob & Tom Show, and his albums Medium Energ… Sunday, March 29, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 200 W. Marshall St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit gallery5arts.org.

Hannibal Buress: The Comedy Camisado Tour at Carpenter Theater

[Rescheduled from March 14 due to artist conflict.] Hannibal Buress is widely known for having an “irresistible” comedic presence that lands squarely between “cerebral and swagger,” (New York Times). Buress, the 2012 winner of Comedy Central’s award for Best Club Comic, signed a deal with the network that debuted his second one hour special “Live in Chicago” in March 2014. Buress also serves as a series regular on Comedy Central’s Broad City, helmed by executive producer Amy Poehler, and appeared in the film Neighbors, alongside Seth Rogen and Zac Efron. Buress is the co-host of Adult Swim’s The Eric Andre Show. Tickets: $27. Details: http://www.richmondcenterstage.com/event/hannibal-buress-comedy-camisado-tour. Sunday, March 29, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.

Bald Eagles of the James Tour

The James River runs through it ... through the City of Richmond. And just minutes downriver is an incredible opportunity to see resident bald eagles in their natural habitat all year long! This tidal river tour will take you into the midst of an ecosystem rich with wildlife, abundant in history and overloaded with beautiful scenery. Ride aboard the Discovery Barge II, a comfortable 24-foot covered pontoon boat and experience majestic bald eagles closer than you may have ever seen them. This 2-hour tour is one of the most unique Bald Eagle tours on the East Coast! Binoculars are provided. A small pop-up head (bathroom) is available on board. Bald Eagles of the James Tour: Enjoy this incredible two-hour journey into the world of bald eagles. Bring your camera, or just watch through binoculars. Listen to the conservation success story of bald eagles on the James River as you travel through Jefferson's Reach on the James. Wildlife and history abounds. Space is limited to six people. Bald Eagle Tours a… Monday, March 30, 2015, 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM. 9525 Deep Bottom Rd. Henrico, VA. For more info visit discoverthejames.com.

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower at VMFA

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Monday, March 30, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Miles Tackett at Capital Ale House

Miles Tackett (aka Music Man Miles) is known best for the Breakestra, a funky soul-jazz project he founded in 1998 as multi instrumentalist, producer, engineer and songwriter. Breakestra has four analog recorded albums, a handful of singles and has toured the world extensively. Tackett also runs and DJs Funky Sole, L.A.'s longest running weekly all vinyl funk and soul party at the Echo in L.A.'s Echo Park neighborhood. Between Breakestra and funk DJing, he has been at the center of the underground funk scene in LA and around the world. $2. Details - http://capitalalehouse.com/events-info/?ee=258. Monday, March 30, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit capitalalehouse.com.

tUnE-yArDs at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $21 ADV | $24 DOS Merrill Garbus has performed as tUnE-yArDs since 2009, and that band name has always been synonymous with forward movement—whether because of her explosive performance style or the always-surprising way in which her songs unfold. First gaining notice with the debut BiRd-BrAiNs, which The New York Times called “a confident do-it-yourselfer’s opening salvo: a staticky, low-fi, abrasive attention-getter,” Garbus forged a reputation as a formidable live presence through relentless touring. In 2011, tUnE-yArDs released its second album, w h o k i l l, a startling and sonically adventurous statement that led to a whirlwind period where Garbus and bassist Nate Brenner accrued accolades from critics (including the #1 spot on the Village Voice’s 2011 Pazz and Jop poll), performed in front of increasing numbers of rapturous crowds around the world, and collaborated with the likes of Yoko Ono and ?uestlove. It was a thrilling ride, but it was one that needed a little… Monday, March 30, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower at VMFA

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

UR Baseball v. Cornell at Pitt Field

Free. Free parking next to Robins Center. UR Baseball - http://www.richmondspiders.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=26800&SPID=91943&SPSID=629621. Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Campus Dr. Richmond, VA 23226. For more info visit www.richmondspiders.com.

VCU Cinematheque: "House of Flying Daggers" at Grace St. Theatre

VCUarts Cinema Program hosts Cinematheque, a series of ten world and independent art films projected in 35mm with VCUarts’ brand-new, state-of-the-art projecting system. (804) 828-2020. FREE. Details TBA http://arts.vcu.edu/cinema/cinematheque/. Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 934 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit arts.vcu.edu.

VCU Baseball v. Virginia at The Diamond

Adult - $7 Youth/Senior (ages 3-17/62+) - $4 Students - Free. Season Tickets - $40 (804) 828-RAMS (7267) VCU Baseball - http://vcuathletics.com/sports/bsb/index. Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vcuathletics.com.

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower at VMFA

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Confederate Alamo: Bloodbath at Petersburg’s Fort Gregg on April 2, 1865 at Virginia Historical Society

General Robert E. Lee faced the most monumental crisis of his military career on April 2, 1865. By sunrise that morning, the Union 6th Corps had punched a huge hole in Lee's outer line, southwest of Petersburg. He needed time for reinforcements to arrive from Richmond, but how could his depleted army buy that time? Against overwhelming odds, a handful of Confederates made a suicidal desperate last stand at Fort Gregg. Douglas Southall Freeman called this epic fight “one of the most dramatic incidents of an overwhelming day,” and yet it has been overshadowed by all the other historic events of April 1865. Fourteen Union soldiers received the Medal of Honor for their bravery at Fort Gregg. Many battle-scarred veterans from both sides described this clash as the nastiest of their four-year war experience. John J. Fox III, will tell the story of this long-overlooked battle that took place in the last days of the war in Virginia. Details: http://www.vahistorical.org/attend-event/programs-and-activities/lect… Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. 428 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vahistorical.org.

A Loss For Words Pentimento, Speak Low if you Speak Love, Like Pacific at The Canal Club

A Loss For Words - https://www.facebook.com/aloss4words with Pentimento, Speak Low if you Speak Love, Like Pacific, Centerfolds, October Wolves 5:00 doors $12.00/$14.00. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

Richmond's Journey: From the End of Slavery and Civil War to Today

In April 1865, after four years at the heart of the Civil War, Richmond—the capital of the Confederacy—finally fell. The Confederate government evacuated and Union army units—including United States Colored Troops—entered the city and arrived at the Capitol. That moment foreshadowed the reunification of the United States, the end of 250 years of American slavery, and the beginning of an uncertain journey into freedom for African-Americans here and across the country. From April 1 through April 4, 2015, Richmond will commemorate this momentous event in American history through a powerful and inclusive four-day series of programs. Explore the end of the Civil War and the end of slavery in Richmond through: - Illuminations representing the city’s devastating evacuation fires - Powerful programs commemorating the emancipation of the city’s enslaved African-Americans - Presentations and programs following in the footsteps of those who were here at this historic time, from evacuating Confederate official… Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Various sites around Richmond. For more info visit richmondsjourney.org.

Chris Porter at Funny Bone

Originally from Kansas City, MO, Chris Porter is a 27 year old standup comedian based in Los Angeles.Chris has been a stand up comedian for the past 8 years; recently seen on Comedy Central''s Live Tour and heard on such radio shows as the Bob and Tom Show.Chris appeared on Comedy Central''s Live at Gotham in 2006. When not in Los Angeles, Chris performs around the country, spreading his wealth of Midwest knowledge to those who seek it. Wednesday - 7:30pm - $12.00 Thursday - 7:30pm - $12.00 Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $12.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM - $12.00. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.com.

Turkuaz at The Broadberry

Turkuaz is a 9-piece power funk army hailing from Brooklyn, NY whose modern twist on the classic sound has placed them at the forefront of a new funk evolution. With the obvious influences—Parliament, Sly & The Family Stone, Rick James and Earth, Wind & Fire—as the basis for a recipe, Turkuaz adds healthy doses of jittery, world-pop-dance groove—reminiscent of Remain In Light era Talking Heads—and a passion for Motown and R&B into the mix, resulting in a refreshing twist on the funk idiom that could be described as part freight train and part tyrannosaurus rex. $8 ADV, $10 DOS http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/765387-turkuaz-richmond/. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 8:00 PM – Thursday, April 2, 2015, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower at VMFA

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Thursday, April 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Richmond's Journey: From the End of Slavery and Civil War to Today

In April 1865, after four years at the heart of the Civil War, Richmond—the capital of the Confederacy—finally fell. The Confederate government evacuated and Union army units—including United States Colored Troops—entered the city and arrived at the Capitol. That moment foreshadowed the reunification of the United States, the end of 250 years of American slavery, and the beginning of an uncertain journey into freedom for African-Americans here and across the country. From April 1 through April 4, 2015, Richmond will commemorate this momentous event in American history through a powerful and inclusive four-day series of programs. Explore the end of the Civil War and the end of slavery in Richmond through: - Illuminations representing the city’s devastating evacuation fires - Powerful programs commemorating the emancipation of the city’s enslaved African-Americans - Presentations and programs following in the footsteps of those who were here at this historic time, from evacuating Confederate official… Thursday, April 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Various sites around Richmond. For more info visit richmondsjourney.org.

Celtic Woman 10th Anniversary Celebration at Altria Theater

Global music sensation Celtic Woman brings it's 10th Anniversary Celebration to Altria Theatre! This enchanting musical experience features Celtic Woman performing a treasure chest of traditional Irish standards, classical favorites and contemporary pop songs, in the group’s distinctive signature style. The 10th Anniversary Tour features four sublimely gifted Irish women – three angelic vocalists and a dazzling Celtic violinist – with a full band, plus the Anotas Choir, bagpipers, and Irish dancers all under the direction of Emmy-nominated music producer David Downes. A true celebration of an incredible 10-year journey that has already captivated millions, don’t miss Celtic Woman live in concert! $35-$59. Details: http://www.altriatheater.com/events/detail/celtic-woman-10th-anniversary-celebration. Thursday, April 2, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 6 N. Laurel St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.altriatheater.com.

XL102 presents Local Exposure at The Canal Club

The Ivins, Hyetension, The hoodoos complete for a chance to play Big Field Day 7:00 doors Free Details: http://www.xl102richmond.com/features/local-exposure-341. Thursday, April 2, 2015, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

Chris Porter at Funny Bone

Originally from Kansas City, MO, Chris Porter is a 27 year old standup comedian based in Los Angeles.Chris has been a stand up comedian for the past 8 years; recently seen on Comedy Central''s Live Tour and heard on such radio shows as the Bob and Tom Show.Chris appeared on Comedy Central''s Live at Gotham in 2006. When not in Los Angeles, Chris performs around the country, spreading his wealth of Midwest knowledge to those who seek it. Wednesday - 7:30pm - $12.00 Thursday - 7:30pm - $12.00 Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $12.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM - $12.00. Thursday, April 2, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.com.

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

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

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower at VMFA

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Friday, April 3, 2015, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Richmond's Journey: From the End of Slavery and Civil War to Today

In April 1865, after four years at the heart of the Civil War, Richmond—the capital of the Confederacy—finally fell. The Confederate government evacuated and Union army units—including United States Colored Troops—entered the city and arrived at the Capitol. That moment foreshadowed the reunification of the United States, the end of 250 years of American slavery, and the beginning of an uncertain journey into freedom for African-Americans here and across the country. From April 1 through April 4, 2015, Richmond will commemorate this momentous event in American history through a powerful and inclusive four-day series of programs. Explore the end of the Civil War and the end of slavery in Richmond through: - Illuminations representing the city’s devastating evacuation fires - Powerful programs commemorating the emancipation of the city’s enslaved African-Americans - Presentations and programs following in the footsteps of those who were here at this historic time, from evacuating Confederate official… Friday, April 3, 2015, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Various sites around Richmond. For more info visit richmondsjourney.org.

"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" at Modlin Center

Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites includes the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly; the fanciful account of Little Cloud’s travels through the sky; and The Mixed-Up Chameleon’s discovery of his own unique nature. Directed and designed by Jim Morrow, who ranks among Canada’s most esteemed puppetry creators, the triple-bill show incorporates evocative original music by Nova Scotian composer Steven Naylor, and innovative “black light” staging techniques which highlight Morrow’s stunning puppets and props. These works follow the books from which they are adapted closely, providing a new generation with a seamless entry into the world of theatre and music. Recommended for Ages 2 and up. Tickets $9-$18. Details: http://modlin.richmond.edu/events/modlin-arts-presents/momix.html. Friday, April 3, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Crenshaw Way Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

"The Very Hungry Caterpillar" at Modlin Center

Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites includes the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly; the fanciful account of Little Cloud’s travels through the sky; and The Mixed-Up Chameleon’s discovery of his own unique nature. Directed and designed by Jim Morrow, who ranks among Canada’s most esteemed puppetry creators, the triple-bill show incorporates evocative original music by Nova Scotian composer Steven Naylor, and innovative “black light” staging techniques which highlight Morrow’s stunning puppets and props. These works follow the books from which they are adapted closely, providing a new generation with a seamless entry into the world of theatre and music. Recommended for Ages 2 and up. Tickets $9-$18. Details: http://modlin.richmond.edu/events/modlin-arts-presents/momix.html. Friday, April 3, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Crenshaw Way Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

First Fridays Art Walk

Click here for the pdf with ALL of the participating galleries, exhibits, and information - http://rvafirstfridays.com/ First Friday Art Walk offers exhibits at more than 20 downtown art galleries. Participating venues hold openings and other special events from 5-9pm to increase your awareness and appreciation of the rich cultural and entertainment opportunities offered by Richmond's Broad Street Historical District and the surrounding area. Friday, April 3, 2015, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Adams & Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvafirstfridays.com.

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

Now you have more reasons to hang out at VMFA on Friday nights! Head to the museum and enjoy discounted beverages and free half-hour gallery tours at 7 and 7:30 pm. On the first Friday of each month, check out our First Fridays entertainment, too. Connect with newcomers to Richmond and those new to the arts scene as you make new social and professional contacts. You'll enjoy delicious café cuisine as well as discounted beverages and guided art tours as part of Friday Art & Wine. Details: http://www.vmfa.state.va.us/Calendar_and_Events/Evening_Events/Friday_Art___Wine.aspx The First Fridays series features an eclectic mix of multicultural performing arts showcased in different spaces within the museum. Take advantage of our extended hours on Friday evenings (we’re open until 9 pm) to also stroll through the galleries, explore the VMFA Shop, or enjoy dinner and drinks in Amuse Restaurant. Also enjoy discounted beverages in Best Café and 30-minute gallery tours as part of Friday Art & Wine. Details… Friday, April 3, 2015, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vmfa.state.va.us.

"Treasure Island" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

March 13 – April 19, 2015 Hoist the sails you landlubbers and swab the deck! It’s time to venture out into the tropical seas. Based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island takes viewers on an unforgettable pirate voyage as they follow their favorite swashbucklers through treachery and turmoil. Parents, grandparents, and children of all ages are sure to get swept up in the hunt for gold and this young boy’s quest for adventure. Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 4 and up. $18. Details: http://tickets.va-rep.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=3417. Friday, April 3, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

First Friday: Gallery5 10 Year Anniversary!

Gallery5 is an award winning, community-motivated visual and performance art center and museum for local and regional audiences. We strive to provide our community with the space it needs for its own creative energy as well as a fellowship hall for an array of residents. We have a strong focus on the vibrant Central Virginia community that shares values of diversity, inclusion, individual dignity, equality and civic engagement. Our mission is to facilitate a home for everyone in our community and inspire creativity in our region through an eclectic schedule of programs including contemporary art, burlesque, awareness talks, performance art, live music, dance, theater, comedy, parties and fundraisers. For our 10 year anniversary we will be exhibiting some of the most iconic imagery captured at G5 alongside an installation by local artist Dave Watkins and two performances from the RVA Dance Collective! Musical guests on the downstairs and upstairs stages White Laces Lobo Marino Dave Watkins The Awesom… Friday, April 3, 2015, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 200 W. Marshall St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit gallery5arts.org.

Chris Porter at Funny Bone

Originally from Kansas City, MO, Chris Porter is a 27 year old standup comedian based in Los Angeles.Chris has been a stand up comedian for the past 8 years; recently seen on Comedy Central''s Live Tour and heard on such radio shows as the Bob and Tom Show.Chris appeared on Comedy Central''s Live at Gotham in 2006. When not in Los Angeles, Chris performs around the country, spreading his wealth of Midwest knowledge to those who seek it. Wednesday - 7:30pm - $12.00 Thursday - 7:30pm - $12.00 Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $12.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM - $12.00. Friday, April 3, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.com.

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

February 27 – April 19 Hanover Tavern Lucy, Linus, Charlie Brown and the whole gang come to life on stage in this up-beat and heartwarming musical for children and adults alike. Based on the popular comic strip, Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz, familiar scenes and popular melodies will entertain us all with these favorite, endearing characters. Length: Approximately 2 hours Suggested for ages 7 and up. $40. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_youre_good.html. Friday, April 3, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Anamanaguchi at The Broadberry

Anamanaguchi is serious about being happy. They're part of a wave of young Internet romantics, nostalgic for a future they know may never come, but can see the seeds of it in the beauty that surrounds them. They're making emotional dance music for the video game generation and aren't afraid to claim it. Anamanaguchi was born past cynicism & indifference; they're in love with the universe and aim to celebrate magic-made-real with their music. The band is interested in breathing life into low-tech machines and making expressive, emotional melodies using the simplest, rawest electronic tones available. Anamanaguchi is what the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles would've been if they were a boy band. Ary is cool but rude, Luke is a party dude, Pete leads, and James does machines (he's responsible for all the DIY sound-and-light electronics the band uses). Their upcoming album Endless Fantasy is about reality and dreams, being young and searching for agency in an infinite existence. Its 22-tracks explore dreamworld… Friday, April 3, 2015, 8:00 PM – Saturday, April 4, 2015, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

The Southern Belles at The Camel w/ Schooley Mountain Band

The Southern Belles - The Southern Belles are a prog rock band from Richmond who can turn on a gluon. Their debut album, Sharp as a Knife, demonstrates this and much much more. Richmond, Va.’s the Southern Belles corral elements of jazz, rock, funk and country into an elastic, groove-centric amalgamation of psychedelia and twang... $7-$10. http://www.thecamel.org/event/760805-southern-belles-richmond/. Friday, April 3, 2015, 9:00 PM – Saturday, April 4, 2015, 12:00 AM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecamel.org.

Red Cup Nation Ride The Wave Experience Dook & D-Rez at The Canal Club

Red Cup Nation - https://www.facebook.com/events/1606223676279162 Ride The Wave Experience Dook & D-Rez DJ Jerm 9:00 doors 18 and up $10.00/$15.00. Friday, April 3, 2015, 9:00 PM – Saturday, April 4, 2015, 12:00 AM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

Chris Porter at Funny Bone

Originally from Kansas City, MO, Chris Porter is a 27 year old standup comedian based in Los Angeles.Chris has been a stand up comedian for the past 8 years; recently seen on Comedy Central''s Live Tour and heard on such radio shows as the Bob and Tom Show.Chris appeared on Comedy Central''s Live at Gotham in 2006. When not in Los Angeles, Chris performs around the country, spreading his wealth of Midwest knowledge to those who seek it. Wednesday - 7:30pm - $12.00 Thursday - 7:30pm - $12.00 Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $12.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM - $12.00. Friday, April 3, 2015, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.com.

Richmond's Journey: From the End of Slavery and Civil War to Today

In April 1865, after four years at the heart of the Civil War, Richmond—the capital of the Confederacy—finally fell. The Confederate government evacuated and Union army units—including United States Colored Troops—entered the city and arrived at the Capitol. That moment foreshadowed the reunification of the United States, the end of 250 years of American slavery, and the beginning of an uncertain journey into freedom for African-Americans here and across the country. From April 1 through April 4, 2015, Richmond will commemorate this momentous event in American history through a powerful and inclusive four-day series of programs. Explore the end of the Civil War and the end of slavery in Richmond through: - Illuminations representing the city’s devastating evacuation fires - Powerful programs commemorating the emancipation of the city’s enslaved African-Americans - Presentations and programs following in the footsteps of those who were here at this historic time, from evacuating Confederate official… Saturday, April 4, 2015, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Various sites around Richmond. For more info visit richmondsjourney.org.

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower at VMFA

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Saturday, April 4, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

"Treasure Island" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

March 13 – April 19, 2015 Hoist the sails you landlubbers and swab the deck! It’s time to venture out into the tropical seas. Based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island takes viewers on an unforgettable pirate voyage as they follow their favorite swashbucklers through treachery and turmoil. Parents, grandparents, and children of all ages are sure to get swept up in the hunt for gold and this young boy’s quest for adventure. Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 4 and up. $18. Details: http://tickets.va-rep.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=3417. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

Guided Tour: Men of Iron at American Civil War Center

Before, during and after the Civil War, the Tredegar Iron Works was an important industrial complex. In peacetime, it supplied the vast expansion of the railroad industry; in war it produced the largest number of cannon in the Confederacy. On this tour of the grounds, visitors will learn about the manufacturing of iron, the people who worked here, the historic buildings on site and Tredegar owner Joseph Reid Anderson. Tickets - http://www.tredegar.org/. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. 500 Tredegar St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.tredegar.org.

Chris Porter at Funny Bone

Originally from Kansas City, MO, Chris Porter is a 27 year old standup comedian based in Los Angeles.Chris has been a stand up comedian for the past 8 years; recently seen on Comedy Central''s Live Tour and heard on such radio shows as the Bob and Tom Show.Chris appeared on Comedy Central''s Live at Gotham in 2006. When not in Los Angeles, Chris performs around the country, spreading his wealth of Midwest knowledge to those who seek it. Wednesday - 7:30pm - $12.00 Thursday - 7:30pm - $12.00 Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $12.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM - $12.00. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.com.

Richmond Raiders v. Alabama Hammers at Coliseum

The 2015 season marks the Richmond Raiders’ sixth professional indoor football campaign in the Richmond Coliseum, and fourth as a charter member of the Professional Indoor Football League (PIFL). The Raiders have the PIFL’s best home record dating back to 2012, and have the most first team All-PIFL players and Players of the Week in the league. Each home game will again feature a theme with contests, fun exhibits, giveaways, prizes, the unparalleled Lady Raiders dance team and other great entertainment throughout the night. Season tickets start as low as $30, and are available on the Raiders’ website, http://www.RichmondRaidersProFootball.com, or by calling 1-855-GO-RAIDERS or 804-780-0430. Individual game tickets, starting as low as $7. http://richmondcoliseum.net/events/richmond-raiders-9/ Richmond Raiders - http://www.richmondraidersprofootball.com. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 501 N. 7th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondraidersprofootball.com.

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

February 27 – April 19 Hanover Tavern Lucy, Linus, Charlie Brown and the whole gang come to life on stage in this up-beat and heartwarming musical for children and adults alike. Based on the popular comic strip, Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz, familiar scenes and popular melodies will entertain us all with these favorite, endearing characters. Length: Approximately 2 hours Suggested for ages 7 and up. $40. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_youre_good.html. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Badfish, a Tribute to Sublime at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $15 ADV | $20 DOS The phenomenon known as Sublime, arguably the most energetic, original and uniquely eclectic band to emerge from any scene, anywhere, ended with the untimely death of lead singer, guitarist and songwriter Brad Nowell in May of 1996. But encompassing the sense of place and purpose long associated with Sublime’s music, Badfish, a Tribute to Sublime continues to channel the spirit of Sublime with a fury not felt for some time. What separates Badfish from other tribute bands is that they have replicated Sublime’s essence, developing a scene and dedicated following most commonly reserved for label-driven, mainstream acts. Badfish make their mark on the audience by playing with the spirit of Sublime. They perform not as Sublime would have, or did, but as Badfish does! with Nesta, The Reckless Island Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/badfish-a-tribute-to-sublime. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Guns Out At Sundown at The Canal Club

Guns Out At Sundown - https://www.facebook.com/gunsoutatsundown with Pain! Spiral Fracture Service of Shadow Hypocalypse Lying & Low 7:00 doors $8.00/$10.00. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 8:00 PM – Sunday, April 5, 2015, 12:00 AM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

Oiki, Ethan Glass at The Broadberry

Hailing from the downtrodden, grimy underground of Moscow, Oiki is the latest talent to break out of the Russian electronic dance music scene and crash into massive chart success in the United States. His latest singles "Are You Scared" and "Ratchet" claimed the #3 and 7 position respectively on the Beatport Dubstep Top 10 for a month, and his track "Groove" saw top 50 success in the overall iTunes Electronic Singles of 2013. Both tracks received heavy play by Skrillex, Flux Pavilion, Skream, Borgore, UZ, Caspa and BBC Radio 1XTRA. $15.00 - $18.00 http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/793277-oiki-rachael-lust-richmond/. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 8:00 PM – Sunday, April 5, 2015, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

The Delta Saints at The Camel w/ The Vacant Stairs, Big Mama Shakes

Often leaning on the simple descriptor, “Bourbon-fueled, Bayou rock” The Delta Saints are a Nashville-based quintet composed of Ben Ringel (vocals/resonator guitar), Dylan Fitch (lead guitar), David Supica (bass), Ben Azzi (drums), and Nate Kremer (organ). They have spent the past six years carving out their very own space in the musical gray-area occupied by other blues-inspired artists like Gary Clark Jr. Tedeschi Trucks Band, and North Mississippi Allstars. $12-$14. Details: http://www.thecamel.org/event/777383-delta-saints-richmond/. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 8:30 PM – Sunday, April 5, 2015, 12:00 AM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecamel.org.

Chris Porter at Funny Bone

Originally from Kansas City, MO, Chris Porter is a 27 year old standup comedian based in Los Angeles.Chris has been a stand up comedian for the past 8 years; recently seen on Comedy Central''s Live Tour and heard on such radio shows as the Bob and Tom Show.Chris appeared on Comedy Central''s Live at Gotham in 2006. When not in Los Angeles, Chris performs around the country, spreading his wealth of Midwest knowledge to those who seek it. Wednesday - 7:30pm - $12.00 Thursday - 7:30pm - $12.00 Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $12.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM - $12.00. Saturday, April 4, 2015, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.com.

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower at VMFA

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Sunday, April 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

"Treasure Island" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

March 13 – April 19, 2015 Hoist the sails you landlubbers and swab the deck! It’s time to venture out into the tropical seas. Based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island takes viewers on an unforgettable pirate voyage as they follow their favorite swashbucklers through treachery and turmoil. Parents, grandparents, and children of all ages are sure to get swept up in the hunt for gold and this young boy’s quest for adventure. Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 4 and up. $18. Details: http://tickets.va-rep.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=3417. Sunday, April 5, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

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

February 27 – April 19 Hanover Tavern Lucy, Linus, Charlie Brown and the whole gang come to life on stage in this up-beat and heartwarming musical for children and adults alike. Based on the popular comic strip, Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz, familiar scenes and popular melodies will entertain us all with these favorite, endearing characters. Length: Approximately 2 hours Suggested for ages 7 and up. $40. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_youre_good.html. Sunday, April 5, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Brewgrass Sunday at Legend Brewing

Every Sunday Night at 6:30 PM Legend Brewing Company presents Live Music with rotating bands featuring the areas best bluegrass and Americana musicians! Circus Mutt will be our band for the evening and they never disappoint! Sunday, April 5, 2015, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 321 W. 7th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.legendbrewing.com.

Amanda F**k!ng Palmer at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $20 reserved seat balcony | $25 reserved seat orchestra Provocative, irreverent, controversial and wildly creative, Amanda Palmer is a fearless singer, songwriter, playwright, blogger and an audaciously expressive pianist who simultaneously embraces – and explodes – traditional frameworks of music, theater and art. Amanda first came to prominence as one half of the internationally acclaimed punk cabaret duo The Dresden Dolls. In 2008, she released her debut solo album, Who Killed Amanda Palmer, produced by Ben Folds and accompanied by a fine art photography book featuring text by esteemed author Neil Gaiman (who Palmer has since married). After parting ways with her record label in 2010, she self-released two EPs: Amanda Palmer Performs The Popular Hits of Radiohead On Her Magical Ukelele and Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under, along with a musical theater-esque Evelyn Evelyn album and tour with Jason Webley. Amanda is widely known as “The Social Media Queen of Rock-N-Roll”… Sunday, April 5, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Friend Roulette, Night Idea and Recluse Raccoon at Gallery 5

10 Year Anniversary Series: Friend Roulette, Night Idea and Recluse Raccoon Friend Roulette: Spin’s Recent Article - http://www.spin.com/articles/friend-roulette-stoned-alone-new/ Night Idea: Bandcamp Recluse Raccoon: Bandcamp Doors 730PM $5 DOORS $3 ADV FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/1524646077794508/. Sunday, April 5, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 200 W. Marshall St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit gallery5arts.org.

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower at VMFA

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Monday, April 6, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower at VMFA

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

VCU Cinematheque: "Latcho Drom" at Grace St. Theatre

VCUarts Cinema Program hosts Cinematheque, a series of ten world and independent art films projected in 35mm with VCUarts’ brand-new, state-of-the-art projecting system. (804) 828-2020. FREE. Details TBA http://arts.vcu.edu/cinema/cinematheque/. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 934 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit arts.vcu.edu.

Dan Deacon, Prince Rama, Ben O’brien and Nu Depth at Gallery 5

With the success of Dan Deacon’s 2007 album Spiderman of the Rings, came an opportunity for the electronic-music iconoclast to increase the breadth and depth of his entire musical project. Deacon moved from self-contained computer music to orchestral epics. His interactive live show, honed in DIY spaces, was taken to museums and concert halls. He frequently expanded his performances to include a horde of side musicians. Gliss Riffer, an entirely self-produced record of almost all electronic sounds, is a return to Deacon’s Spiderman of the Rings-era process. He calls it “easily the most fun [he’s] ever had making a record.” After a string of large ensemble projects (including 2009’s Bromst and 2012’s America) Deacon longed for the “simplicity” of the days when he did nearly everything himself. So he made plans to sequester himself in his studio and conjure an album from the sketches and songs he had begun in the back of the van on the European leg of the America tour. Those plans were upended when he received… Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 200 W. Marshall St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit gallery5arts.org.

Moon Hooch at The Broadberry

The reaction is instantaneous. It doesn't even matter when they're the opening act no one in the room has heard before -- as soon as Moon Hooch starts playing, it's as if the room becomes a living, surging, pulsing thing. They call it "cave music": like house music, but more primitive and jagged and raw. But there are no DJs or manufactured beats here -- just one drum kit and two saxophones. Moon Hooch -- saxophonists Mike Wilbur and Wenzl McGowen, and drummer James Muschler -- met while all three were students at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City. They found in each other a similar drive to work hard, practice, and create new, unusual sounds with their instruments. They first played in the summer of 2010, busking in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. $10.00 - $13.00 http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/777225-moon-hooch-richmond/. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 8:00 PM – Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

"Treasure Island" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

March 13 – April 19, 2015 Hoist the sails you landlubbers and swab the deck! It’s time to venture out into the tropical seas. Based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island takes viewers on an unforgettable pirate voyage as they follow their favorite swashbucklers through treachery and turmoil. Parents, grandparents, and children of all ages are sure to get swept up in the hunt for gold and this young boy’s quest for adventure. Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 4 and up. $18. Details: http://tickets.va-rep.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=3417. Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower at VMFA

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

GRiZ at The National

Doors: 8:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM ​**UNDER 21 WILL PAY AN ADDITIONAL $3 AT THE DOOR** $20 ADV | $25 DOS with Artifakts, The Floozies Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/steez-promo-presents-griz. Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower at VMFA

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Thursday, April 9, 2015, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

XL102 presents Local Exposure at The Canal Club

3 local bands complete for a chance to play Big Field Da 7:00 doors Free Details: http://www.xl102richmond.com/features/local-exposure-341. Thursday, April 9, 2015, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

Mark Curry at Funny Bone

Actor/Comedian Mark Curry, best known as the star of the ABC-TV hit sitcom Hangin' With Mr. Cooper, which aired for five successful seasons and as the host of It's Showtime at the Apollo, continues to appear in various film and television projects and regularly performs to sold out crowds across the country. You may have also seen Mark as the host of Coming to the Stage on BET, as the host of Animal Tails for PAX. Thursday - 7:30pm - $17.00 Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $20.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM - $20.00 Sunday - 7:00pm - $17.00. Thursday, April 9, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.com.

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

February 27 – April 19 Hanover Tavern Lucy, Linus, Charlie Brown and the whole gang come to life on stage in this up-beat and heartwarming musical for children and adults alike. Based on the popular comic strip, Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz, familiar scenes and popular melodies will entertain us all with these favorite, endearing characters. Length: Approximately 2 hours Suggested for ages 7 and up. $40. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_youre_good.html. Thursday, April 9, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Blackberry Smoke at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $20 ADV | $23 DOS The members of Southern Rock quintet Blackberry Smoke are no strangers to hard work. Playing up to 250 dates each year, the guys are on the road more often than not, and they’ve seen tangible results of their labor. They’ve toured Europe thrice over, and had their songs featured in video games (EA Sports’ NASCAR 08) and films (Swing Vote), as well. Mixing elements of gospel, bluegrass, arena rock, soul and more than a touch of outlaw country, Blackberry Smoke has earned a passionate fanbase that continues to grow as the band itself evolves. The band is as blue collar as the bandanas its members wear. Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/blackberry-smoke-2. Thursday, April 9, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Diarrhea Planet, Moon Left & Right, The Milkstains, Lightfields at The Broadberry

If Shakespeare was alive to get the led out, he would've listened to Diarrhea Planet, Nashville's favorite six-piece rock and roll band. Outfitted with a drummer and bassist that barrel forth with the power of a thousand locomotives and a four guitar arsenal able to unleash a meticulous torrent of expertly crafted hooks, riffs and solos, DP take everything you knew you loved about rock, punk and pop, jack it up way past 11, and leave you catching your breath and massaging the kink in your neck from all that head banging. Over the past few years, Diarrhea Planet have packed basements, bars and clubs with enough power to cause a blackout at the Super Bowl (no one's said they weren't not responsible for this year's fiasco), honing their chops and fine-tuning the 13 indelible cuts that make up their second LP I'm Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams, which will see release via Infinity Cat recordings. $12 http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/761243-diarrhea-planet-richmond/. Thursday, April 9, 2015, 8:00 PM – Friday, April 10, 2015, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

TEDxRVA : Uncommon at Carpenter Theater

Richmond, we invite you to take a step away from your routine. Unravel with TEDxRVA and celebrate our wonderful and unique city. Share your un(common knowledge), distribute your un(common wealth), speak aloud your un(common sense) and join in our un(common threads). Disrupt the common. Find a place within our un(common ground), at TEDxRVA 2015. Registration begins at 7:30AM. TEDxRVA is seeking passionate local, regional, and national speakers who are engaged in dynamic work. If you know someone who has a compelling topic, story, project or idea, we want to hear about them! Nominate a speaker, or apply to be a speaker, at http://tedxrva.com. $50. Details: http://www.richmondcenterstage.com/event/tedxrva-uncommon. Friday, April 10, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower at VMFA

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Friday, April 10, 2015, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

VCU Baseball v. George Mason at The Diamond

Adult - $7 Youth/Senior (ages 3-17/62+) - $4 Students - Free. Season Tickets - $40 (804) 828-RAMS (7267) VCU Baseball - http://vcuathletics.com/sports/bsb/index. Friday, April 10, 2015, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vcuathletics.com.

Friday Art & Wine / Wine Tasting at VMFA

Connect with newcomers to Richmond and those new to the arts scene as you make new social and professional contacts. You'll enjoy delicious café cuisine as well as discounted beverages and guided art tours as part of Friday Art & Wine. Taste different wines from around the world — reds, whites, sparkling, and more. Refine your palate and learn about different winemaking regions from a variety of wine experts, who will be available for discussion and questions. Also enjoy discounted beverages and guided tours as part of Friday Art & Wine. Details: http://vmfa.museum/calendar/events/wine-tasting/. Friday, April 10, 2015, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

"Treasure Island" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

March 13 – April 19, 2015 Hoist the sails you landlubbers and swab the deck! It’s time to venture out into the tropical seas. Based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island takes viewers on an unforgettable pirate voyage as they follow their favorite swashbucklers through treachery and turmoil. Parents, grandparents, and children of all ages are sure to get swept up in the hunt for gold and this young boy’s quest for adventure. Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 4 and up. $18. Details: http://tickets.va-rep.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=3417. Friday, April 10, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

An Evening of Country with The Honky Tonk Experience at CAGA

Formed in the spring of 2003, The Honky Tonk Experience brings country classics to life while at the same time performing songs of current artists whose music is true to what country music used to be and still should be. From Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings to Dwight Yoakam and Dale Watson. From Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson and Buck Owens to BR5-49 and The Derailers. The "Experience" is comprised of five of Richmond, Virginia's most respected musicians. Each member has forged their own reputation by playing in a variety of other bands over the past 20 years. Brad Spivey provides the classic country lead vocals. Mike Lucas is well known for his distinctive Tele picking. Mark Watts has spent 20+ years drumming up and down the East Coast. Clark Ball, bassist, provides the solid foundation for the band to build their sound upon. In 2013, Ryland Tinnell, on steel guitar, became the newest member to the Experience. They have also shared the stage with several national acts including Travis Tritt, BR5-49, Dale Wa… Friday, April 10, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 2880 Mountain Rd. Glen Allen, VA 23060. For more info visit www.artsglenallen.com.

Jennifer Sheehan – You Made Me Love You: Celebrating 100 Years of the Great American Songbook at Rhythm Hall

he Great American Songbook is 100 years old and Jennifer Sheehan has created a critically-acclaimed show that recognizes this milestone and celebrates the phenomenal music that has moved and delighted generations. Passionate about classics from the Songbook’s Golden Era, as well as more contemporary masterpieces, Jennifer sings the songs- and the praises- of America’s finest lyricists and composers—from Berlin to Bucchino and Gershwin to Guettel. And she shares how their songs have taken hold of the hearts and imaginations of generations, including her own! $25-$50. Details: http://www.richmondcenterstage.com/event/jennifer-sheehan-you-made-me-love-you-celebrating-100-years-great-american-songbook. Friday, April 10, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.

VCU Theatre presents "Frankenstein: Dawn of a Monster" at Singleton Arts Center

This interpretation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein fuses events from Shelley’s life with scenes inspired by her novel. Betrayal and anger set Shelley and The Monster on a violent path through 19th century London as their worlds collide and shatter into violence. Humorous and tragic, Frankenstein: Dawn of a Monster chronicles Mary Shelley’s triumph over self-destruction. April 10-11, 16-18 & 23-25 at 7:30 pm April 12, 19 & 26 at 3:00 pm High School Matinees – April 14 & 15 at 10 am http://arts.vcu.edu/theatre/on-stage/ Box Office: 804-828-6026 • theatretix@vcu.edu • http://vcutheatre.showclix.com Gen. Admission – $25.00 • Seniors, VCU Faculty and Staff – $20.00 • VCU Students with Valid ID – $10.00 Other Students with Valid ID – $15.00 High School Matinees – $10.00 per student • Credit Cards Accepted. Friday, April 10, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 922 Park Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit arts.vcu.edu.

Mark Curry at Funny Bone

Actor/Comedian Mark Curry, best known as the star of the ABC-TV hit sitcom Hangin' With Mr. Cooper, which aired for five successful seasons and as the host of It's Showtime at the Apollo, continues to appear in various film and television projects and regularly performs to sold out crowds across the country. You may have also seen Mark as the host of Coming to the Stage on BET, as the host of Animal Tails for PAX. Thursday - 7:30pm - $17.00 Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $20.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM - $20.00 Sunday - 7:00pm - $17.00. Friday, April 10, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.com.

Arena Racing at Richmond Coliseum

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

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

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

Fall of Goliath, Greater Is He, Encasing Embrace at The Canal Club

Fall of Goliath - https://www.facebook.com/fallofgoliath with Greater Is He Encasing Embrace Ensnared Humanity Collapsing Worldwaker 7:00 doors $8.00/$10.00. Friday, April 10, 2015, 8:00 PM – Saturday, April 11, 2015, 12:00 AM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

Gangstagrass at The Broadberry

hop project of Brooklyn based producer Rench, who has spent the last decade making gritty, soulful country hip-hop music that you will actually like. There are only three bands that can tame a mountain lion just by playing. Gangstagrass is one of them. Gangstagrass is also the other two of them. When you armwrestle Bigfoot, don't win. And for god's sake don't cheat. Gangstagrass is a dirty fightin' gator wrestlin' foot stompin' bluegrass-hip-hop project of Brooklyn based producer Rench, who has spent the last decade making gritty, soulful country hip-hop music that you will actually like. $10-12. http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/759357-gangstagrass-richmond/. Friday, April 10, 2015, 8:00 PM – Saturday, April 11, 2015, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Mark Curry at Funny Bone

Actor/Comedian Mark Curry, best known as the star of the ABC-TV hit sitcom Hangin' With Mr. Cooper, which aired for five successful seasons and as the host of It's Showtime at the Apollo, continues to appear in various film and television projects and regularly performs to sold out crowds across the country. You may have also seen Mark as the host of Coming to the Stage on BET, as the host of Animal Tails for PAX. Thursday - 7:30pm - $17.00 Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $20.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM - $20.00 Sunday - 7:00pm - $17.00. Friday, April 10, 2015, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.com.

Bald Eagles of the James Tour

The James River runs through it ... through the City of Richmond. And just minutes downriver is an incredible opportunity to see resident bald eagles in their natural habitat all year long! This tidal river tour will take you into the midst of an ecosystem rich with wildlife, abundant in history and overloaded with beautiful scenery. Ride aboard the Discovery Barge II, a comfortable 24-foot covered pontoon boat and experience majestic bald eagles closer than you may have ever seen them. This 2-hour tour is one of the most unique Bald Eagle tours on the East Coast! Binoculars are provided. A small pop-up head (bathroom) is available on board. Bald Eagles of the James Tour: Enjoy this incredible two-hour journey into the world of bald eagles. Bring your camera, or just watch through binoculars. Listen to the conservation success story of bald eagles on the James River as you travel through Jefferson's Reach on the James. Wildlife and history abounds. Space is limited to six people. Bald Eagle Tours a… Saturday, April 11, 2015, 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM. 9525 Deep Bottom Rd. Henrico, VA. For more info visit discoverthejames.com.

Bald Eagles of the James Tour

The James River runs through it ... through the City of Richmond. And just minutes downriver is an incredible opportunity to see resident bald eagles in their natural habitat all year long! This tidal river tour will take you into the midst of an ecosystem rich with wildlife, abundant in history and overloaded with beautiful scenery. Ride aboard the Discovery Barge II, a comfortable 24-foot covered pontoon boat and experience majestic bald eagles closer than you may have ever seen them. This 2-hour tour is one of the most unique Bald Eagle tours on the East Coast! Binoculars are provided. A small pop-up head (bathroom) is available on board. Bald Eagles of the James Tour: Enjoy this incredible two-hour journey into the world of bald eagles. Bring your camera, or just watch through binoculars. Listen to the conservation success story of bald eagles on the James River as you travel through Jefferson's Reach on the James. Wildlife and history abounds. Space is limited to six people. Bald Eagle Tours a… Saturday, April 11, 2015, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. 9525 Deep Bottom Rd. Henrico, VA. For more info visit discoverthejames.com.

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower at VMFA

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Saturday, April 11, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

"Treasure Island" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

March 13 – April 19, 2015 Hoist the sails you landlubbers and swab the deck! It’s time to venture out into the tropical seas. Based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island takes viewers on an unforgettable pirate voyage as they follow their favorite swashbucklers through treachery and turmoil. Parents, grandparents, and children of all ages are sure to get swept up in the hunt for gold and this young boy’s quest for adventure. Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 4 and up. $18. Details: http://tickets.va-rep.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=3417. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

Spring Bada-Bing 2015 at Hardywood

The Richmond Craft Mafia is proud to present our annual “Spring Bada-Bing” show on Saturday, April 11 at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery. Spring Bada-Bing is one of Richmond’s largest indie craft productions, featuring more than 50 artists and crafters from the region and beyond. With anything from fantastic pottery, to cutting edge jewelry, to unusual t-shirts, to gorgeous art, we offer a unique shopping experience and a socially conscious way to buy handmade merchandise. And of course, you can sip some fantastic local beer while you wander the crafty aisles! Beat the crowds with early bird shopping at 10am for a $5 donation to this year’s charity partner, Art 180. Be sure to follow us on facebook & twitter and RSVP to our facebook event to get the latest updates http://richmondcraftmafia.com/shows/spring-bada-bing. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondcraftmafia.com.

VCU Baseball v. George Mason at The Diamond

Adult - $7 Youth/Senior (ages 3-17/62+) - $4 Students - Free. Season Tickets - $40 (804) 828-RAMS (7267) VCU Baseball - http://vcuathletics.com/sports/bsb/index. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vcuathletics.com.

2015 Intercultural Festival at Monroe Park

The festival includes a variety of food vendors, cultural displays and performances, fashion shows, student-produced art exhibitions, interactive booths and lessons in ethnic dance. There are also games, crafts, children's activities, a petting zoo and door prizes to showcase the more than 30 cultural student organizations at VCU. The Intercultural Festival at VCU began informally more than a decade ago to unite VCU and surrounding neighborhoods as well as to raise cultural awareness and celebrate VCU's creativity and cultural diversity. The festival was recognized as an official tradition at VCU in 2003 and is organized and run entirely by student volunteers. For more information about the festival, call (804) 828-4514, or visit http://www.icfvcu.com/home Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/icfvcu. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 600 W. Franklin St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit icfvcu.com.

UR Baseball v. Sacred Heart at Pitt Field

Free. Free parking next to Robins Center. UR Baseball - http://www.richmondspiders.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=26800&SPID=91943&SPSID=629621. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Campus Dr. Richmond, VA 23226. For more info visit www.richmondspiders.com.

Jennifer Sheehan – You Made Me Love You: Celebrating 100 Years of the Great American Songbook at Rhythm Hall

he Great American Songbook is 100 years old and Jennifer Sheehan has created a critically-acclaimed show that recognizes this milestone and celebrates the phenomenal music that has moved and delighted generations. Passionate about classics from the Songbook’s Golden Era, as well as more contemporary masterpieces, Jennifer sings the songs- and the praises- of America’s finest lyricists and composers—from Berlin to Bucchino and Gershwin to Guettel. And she shares how their songs have taken hold of the hearts and imaginations of generations, including her own! $25-$50. Details: http://www.richmondcenterstage.com/event/jennifer-sheehan-you-made-me-love-you-celebrating-100-years-great-american-songbook. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.

Scott's Addition: Makers' Mark Food Tour

Our newest route showcases this gritty city neighborhood that is exploding with the energy of makers of all sorts including brewers, coffee roasters, restaurateurs, food manufacturers, farmers market vendors and artisans alike. Tickets are $55 inclusive of ticketing fee and are available here. http://realrichmondva.com. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 3200 W. Leigh St. Richmond , VA. For more info visit realrichmondva.com.

UR Baseball v. Sacred Heart at Pitt Field

Free. Free parking next to Robins Center. UR Baseball - http://www.richmondspiders.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=26800&SPID=91943&SPSID=629621. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Campus Dr. Richmond, VA 23226. For more info visit www.richmondspiders.com.

Jennifer Sheehan – You Made Me Love You: Celebrating 100 Years of the Great American Songbook at Rhythm Hall

he Great American Songbook is 100 years old and Jennifer Sheehan has created a critically-acclaimed show that recognizes this milestone and celebrates the phenomenal music that has moved and delighted generations. Passionate about classics from the Songbook’s Golden Era, as well as more contemporary masterpieces, Jennifer sings the songs- and the praises- of America’s finest lyricists and composers—from Berlin to Bucchino and Gershwin to Guettel. And she shares how their songs have taken hold of the hearts and imaginations of generations, including her own! $25-$50. Details: http://www.richmondcenterstage.com/event/jennifer-sheehan-you-made-me-love-you-celebrating-100-years-great-american-songbook. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.

The Big Lazy at Gallery 5

Big Lazy is New York City’s instrumental trio. Big Lazy dwells in the unmistakable landscape of gritty yet gracefully crafted American music. Simultaneously noir and pastoral, gothic and modern, the trio conjures images of everything from big sky country to seedy back rooms. With stark instrumentation—electric guitar, acoustic bass and drums—Big Lazy creates richly evocative soundscapes with a distinctly narrative quality and an undeniable sense of place. Big Lazy has released four albums on the Tasankee Label and after a hiatus of several years – leader Stephen Ulrich spent time as the composer for the HBO series Bored to Death and most recently the film Art and Craft – the band is back with a new album, “Don’t Cross Myrtle”. Big Lazy has performed from Texas to Tel Aviv, from the Whitney Museum of American Art to New Orleans burlesque bars and is well known for fiery, audience engaging performances. Wherever they play the band often hears “You’re playing the soundtrack to my life”. “..for nearly t… Saturday, April 11, 2015, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 200 W. Marshall St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit gallery5arts.org.

Mark Curry at Funny Bone

Actor/Comedian Mark Curry, best known as the star of the ABC-TV hit sitcom Hangin' With Mr. Cooper, which aired for five successful seasons and as the host of It's Showtime at the Apollo, continues to appear in various film and television projects and regularly performs to sold out crowds across the country. You may have also seen Mark as the host of Coming to the Stage on BET, as the host of Animal Tails for PAX. Thursday - 7:30pm - $17.00 Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $20.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM - $20.00 Sunday - 7:00pm - $17.00. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.com.

Richmond Raiders v. Columbus Lions at Coliseum

The 2015 season marks the Richmond Raiders’ sixth professional indoor football campaign in the Richmond Coliseum, and fourth as a charter member of the Professional Indoor Football League (PIFL). The Raiders have the PIFL’s best home record dating back to 2012, and have the most first team All-PIFL players and Players of the Week in the league. Each home game will again feature a theme with contests, fun exhibits, giveaways, prizes, the unparalleled Lady Raiders dance team and other great entertainment throughout the night. Season tickets start as low as $30, and are available on the Raiders’ website, http://www.RichmondRaidersProFootball.com, or by calling 1-855-GO-RAIDERS or 804-780-0430. Individual game tickets, starting as low as $7. http://richmondcoliseum.net/events/richmond-raiders-10/ Richmond Raiders - http://www.richmondraidersprofootball.com. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 501 N. 7th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondraidersprofootball.com.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at Carpenter Theater

“The finest big band in the world today.” – Daily Telegraph, UK Hailed as "an extraordinarily versatile orchestra" by The Los Angeles Times, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is composed of 15 of jazz music's leading soloists under the leadership of musical director Wynton Marsalis. Drawing from an extensive repertoire that includes original compositions by Mr. Marsalis, Ted Nash, and other members of the orchestra, as well as the masterworks of Ellington, Mingus, Coltrane, and other great jazz composers, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis concerts are critically-acclaimed world-wide. Modlin Center Members at the Partner Level and above are invited to a pre-show reception in the Richmond CenterStage Donor Lounge beginning at 6:30pm. Tickets $12-$62. Details: http://modlin.richmond.edu/events/modlin-arts-presents/wynton-marsalis.html. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

VCU Theatre presents "Frankenstein: Dawn of a Monster" at Singleton Arts Center

This interpretation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein fuses events from Shelley’s life with scenes inspired by her novel. Betrayal and anger set Shelley and The Monster on a violent path through 19th century London as their worlds collide and shatter into violence. Humorous and tragic, Frankenstein: Dawn of a Monster chronicles Mary Shelley’s triumph over self-destruction. April 10-11, 16-18 & 23-25 at 7:30 pm April 12, 19 & 26 at 3:00 pm High School Matinees – April 14 & 15 at 10 am http://arts.vcu.edu/theatre/on-stage/ Box Office: 804-828-6026 • theatretix@vcu.edu • http://vcutheatre.showclix.com Gen. Admission – $25.00 • Seniors, VCU Faculty and Staff – $20.00 • VCU Students with Valid ID – $10.00 Other Students with Valid ID – $15.00 High School Matinees – $10.00 per student • Credit Cards Accepted. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 922 Park Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit arts.vcu.edu.

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

February 27 – April 19 Hanover Tavern Lucy, Linus, Charlie Brown and the whole gang come to life on stage in this up-beat and heartwarming musical for children and adults alike. Based on the popular comic strip, Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz, familiar scenes and popular melodies will entertain us all with these favorite, endearing characters. Length: Approximately 2 hours Suggested for ages 7 and up. $40. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_youre_good.html. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Matthew E. White at The Broadberry

To backtrack, briefly: In 2009, White and a cadre of friends developed the idea of Spacebomb Records, an old-fashioned label and production house meant to turn the tunes of songwriters they liked into grandiose, graceful statements. They had in-house strings and horns and a choir at their behest, too. Collectively, the musicians possessed a wide, working knowledge that could pivot from the gusto of New Orleans to the verve of Detroit, from tube-amp rock to hi-fi pop. Sure, people like to talk about White's past with jazz or his love of classic American songcraft. It's telling, however, that as a high school student, he interned at Master Sound, the hometown studio that Pharrell Williams eventually turned into the epicenter of his empire. To demonstrate the Spacebomb ideal, White and his wide cast recorded a few songs he'd pieced together, hoping mostly to show other songwriters how the system would work. But those cuts became Big Inner, the record that Uncut termed "one of the great albums of modern Am… Saturday, April 11, 2015, 8:00 PM – Sunday, April 12, 2015, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

The Venetia Fair, Icarus The Owl, The Great Heights Band at The Canal Club

The Venetia Fair - https://www.facebook.com/thevenetiafair Icarus The Owl The Great Heights Band Inquiry Stationary Hearts 7:00 doors $10.00/$12.00. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 8:00 PM – Sunday, April 12, 2015, 12:00 AM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

Mark Curry at Funny Bone

Actor/Comedian Mark Curry, best known as the star of the ABC-TV hit sitcom Hangin' With Mr. Cooper, which aired for five successful seasons and as the host of It's Showtime at the Apollo, continues to appear in various film and television projects and regularly performs to sold out crowds across the country. You may have also seen Mark as the host of Coming to the Stage on BET, as the host of Animal Tails for PAX. Thursday - 7:30pm - $17.00 Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $20.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM - $20.00 Sunday - 7:00pm - $17.00. Saturday, April 11, 2015, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.com.

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower at VMFA

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Sunday, April 12, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

UR Baseball v. Sacred Heart at Pitt Field

Free. Free parking next to Robins Center. UR Baseball - http://www.richmondspiders.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=26800&SPID=91943&SPSID=629621. Sunday, April 12, 2015, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Campus Dr. Richmond, VA 23226. For more info visit www.richmondspiders.com.

"Treasure Island" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

March 13 – April 19, 2015 Hoist the sails you landlubbers and swab the deck! It’s time to venture out into the tropical seas. Based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island takes viewers on an unforgettable pirate voyage as they follow their favorite swashbucklers through treachery and turmoil. Parents, grandparents, and children of all ages are sure to get swept up in the hunt for gold and this young boy’s quest for adventure. Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 4 and up. $18. Details: http://tickets.va-rep.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=3417. Sunday, April 12, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

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

February 27 – April 19 Hanover Tavern Lucy, Linus, Charlie Brown and the whole gang come to life on stage in this up-beat and heartwarming musical for children and adults alike. Based on the popular comic strip, Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz, familiar scenes and popular melodies will entertain us all with these favorite, endearing characters. Length: Approximately 2 hours Suggested for ages 7 and up. $40. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_youre_good.html. Sunday, April 12, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

VCU Theatre presents "Frankenstein: Dawn of a Monster" at Singleton Arts Center

This interpretation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein fuses events from Shelley’s life with scenes inspired by her novel. Betrayal and anger set Shelley and The Monster on a violent path through 19th century London as their worlds collide and shatter into violence. Humorous and tragic, Frankenstein: Dawn of a Monster chronicles Mary Shelley’s triumph over self-destruction. April 10-11, 16-18 & 23-25 at 7:30 pm April 12, 19 & 26 at 3:00 pm High School Matinees – April 14 & 15 at 10 am http://arts.vcu.edu/theatre/on-stage/ Box Office: 804-828-6026 • theatretix@vcu.edu • http://vcutheatre.showclix.com Gen. Admission – $25.00 • Seniors, VCU Faculty and Staff – $20.00 • VCU Students with Valid ID – $10.00 Other Students with Valid ID – $15.00 High School Matinees – $10.00 per student • Credit Cards Accepted. Sunday, April 12, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 922 Park Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit arts.vcu.edu.

VCU Baseball v. George Mason at The Diamond

Adult - $7 Youth/Senior (ages 3-17/62+) - $4 Students - Free. Season Tickets - $40 (804) 828-RAMS (7267) VCU Baseball - http://vcuathletics.com/sports/bsb/index. Sunday, April 12, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vcuathletics.com.

Brewgrass Sunday at Legend Brewing

Every Sunday Night at 6:30 PM Legend Brewing Company presents Live Music with rotating bands featuring the areas best bluegrass and Americana musicians! Circus Mutt will be our band for the evening and they never disappoint! Sunday, April 12, 2015, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 321 W. 7th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.legendbrewing.com.

Mark Curry at Funny Bone

Actor/Comedian Mark Curry, best known as the star of the ABC-TV hit sitcom Hangin' With Mr. Cooper, which aired for five successful seasons and as the host of It's Showtime at the Apollo, continues to appear in various film and television projects and regularly performs to sold out crowds across the country. You may have also seen Mark as the host of Coming to the Stage on BET, as the host of Animal Tails for PAX. Thursday - 7:30pm - $17.00 Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $20.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM - $20.00 Sunday - 7:00pm - $17.00. Sunday, April 12, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.com.

Bob Dylan and His Band at Altria Theater

$47-$77. Details: http://www.altriatheater.com/events/detail/bob-dylan. Sunday, April 12, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 6 N. Laurel St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.altriatheater.com.

Dirty Dozen Tour with Kung Fu and Twiddle at The Broadberry

Featuring members of RAQ, Deep Banana Blackout & The Breakfast, Kung Fu is quickly popularizing their unique sonic contribution, blurring the line between intense electro-fusion, and blistering dance arrangements. Making fusion music "cool" again, the band draws on influences such as early Headhunters, Weather Report, Return To Forever and Mahavishnu Orchestra, and merges those ideas with a contemporary EDM informed sensibility. The ensemble, a seasoned pedigree that reads like a late-night summer festival all-star jam, is currently touring in support of their eponymous debut album. The powerhouse quintet's live show has been described by critics and fans alike as "lethal funk" "explosive" "jaw dropping" and "musically mesmerizing". Twiddle, a Vermont-based quartet, dismantles most preconceived notions of jam band culture. Their fresh multi-genre approach conjures up rock, jazz, and bluegrass, but above all, masterfully blends reggae and funk. After whimsically jamming in the fall of 2004, the found… Sunday, April 12, 2015, 8:00 PM – Monday, April 13, 2015, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower at VMFA

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Monday, April 13, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Hannah Aldridge at Capital Ale House

HANNAH ALDRIDGE is steeped in the music both of Nashville and Muscle Shoals, the two cities where she was raised as her father -- a Muscle Shoals legend as well as a much-honored Nashville songwriter, musician and producer – plied his craft. Her musical youth was spent being trained to be a classical pianist. She didn’t begin writing songs until, as a 21-year-old sound-engineering student at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN she took a songwriting class as an elective. $2. Details - http://capitalalehouse.com/events-info/?ee=259. Monday, April 13, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit capitalalehouse.com.

Bald Eagles of the James Tour

The James River runs through it ... through the City of Richmond. And just minutes downriver is an incredible opportunity to see resident bald eagles in their natural habitat all year long! This tidal river tour will take you into the midst of an ecosystem rich with wildlife, abundant in history and overloaded with beautiful scenery. Ride aboard the Discovery Barge II, a comfortable 24-foot covered pontoon boat and experience majestic bald eagles closer than you may have ever seen them. This 2-hour tour is one of the most unique Bald Eagle tours on the East Coast! Binoculars are provided. A small pop-up head (bathroom) is available on board. Bald Eagles of the James Tour: Enjoy this incredible two-hour journey into the world of bald eagles. Bring your camera, or just watch through binoculars. Listen to the conservation success story of bald eagles on the James River as you travel through Jefferson's Reach on the James. Wildlife and history abounds. Space is limited to six people. Bald Eagle Tours a… Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM. 9525 Deep Bottom Rd. Henrico, VA. For more info visit discoverthejames.com.

Coffee & Conversations: "Highlights of the 2015 NYC Trip" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

Coffee & Conversations - Meet the Cast and Crew Join us for informal, moderated discussions with Va Rep’s leading actors, directors, and designers. Sponsored by Rostov's Coffee and Tea. Discussions are held in the upstairs lobby at Willow Lawn beginning at 9:30 a.m. and last one hour. Except where indicated*, the series takes place on the second Tuesday of each month. All programs are free-of-charge and open to everyone. A $3 free-will donation is gratefully accepted from those who have the means. No RSVP is required. Play details: http://va-rep.org/trips.html Bruce Miller and Phil Whiteway, Virginia Rep's Artistic and Managing Directors (and Winners of Virginia’s Governor’s Award for the Arts) invite you to join them as they lead their tenth exciting Theatre Celebration Tour. They’ll share all their fun and informative backstage insights as you take in the very BEST of Broadway...like you’ve never experienced it before! Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Bald Eagles of the James Tour

The James River runs through it ... through the City of Richmond. And just minutes downriver is an incredible opportunity to see resident bald eagles in their natural habitat all year long! This tidal river tour will take you into the midst of an ecosystem rich with wildlife, abundant in history and overloaded with beautiful scenery. Ride aboard the Discovery Barge II, a comfortable 24-foot covered pontoon boat and experience majestic bald eagles closer than you may have ever seen them. This 2-hour tour is one of the most unique Bald Eagle tours on the East Coast! Binoculars are provided. A small pop-up head (bathroom) is available on board. Bald Eagles of the James Tour: Enjoy this incredible two-hour journey into the world of bald eagles. Bring your camera, or just watch through binoculars. Listen to the conservation success story of bald eagles on the James River as you travel through Jefferson's Reach on the James. Wildlife and history abounds. Space is limited to six people. Bald Eagle Tours a… Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. 9525 Deep Bottom Rd. Henrico, VA. For more info visit discoverthejames.com.

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower at VMFA

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

VCU Theatre presents "Frankenstein: Dawn of a Monster" at Singleton Arts Center

This interpretation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein fuses events from Shelley’s life with scenes inspired by her novel. Betrayal and anger set Shelley and The Monster on a violent path through 19th century London as their worlds collide and shatter into violence. Humorous and tragic, Frankenstein: Dawn of a Monster chronicles Mary Shelley’s triumph over self-destruction. April 10-11, 16-18 & 23-25 at 7:30 pm April 12, 19 & 26 at 3:00 pm High School Matinees – April 14 & 15 at 10 am http://arts.vcu.edu/theatre/on-stage/ Box Office: 804-828-6026 • theatretix@vcu.edu • http://vcutheatre.showclix.com Gen. Admission – $25.00 • Seniors, VCU Faculty and Staff – $20.00 • VCU Students with Valid ID – $10.00 Other Students with Valid ID – $15.00 High School Matinees – $10.00 per student • Credit Cards Accepted. Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 922 Park Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit arts.vcu.edu.

UR Baseball v. James Madison at Pitt Field

Free. Free parking next to Robins Center. UR Baseball - http://www.richmondspiders.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=26800&SPID=91943&SPSID=629621. Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Campus Dr. Richmond, VA 23226. For more info visit www.richmondspiders.com.

Richmond Ballet: "Studio Three: Liebeslieder Walzer" at Richmond Ballet Studio Theatre

APRIL 14–19, 2015 Back by popular demand. Elegant ballrooms come to life in George Balanchine’s romantic Liebeslieder Walzer, a beloved ballet that spans both the temporal and the ethereal worlds. Balanchine’s choreography explores the relationships that develop between four couples, who appear first in traditional, 19th century ballroom attire and then later in romantic tutus and tuxedos as the on-stage action transforms from a courtly dance between men and women to an emotional connection between souls. Set to two books of vocal waltzes by Johannes Brahms, Liebeslieder Walzer is an intimate ballet, with touching duets, that effortlessly creates layered characters who both struggle to be with and without one another. Details: http://www.richmondballet.com/season-tickets/performances/studio-three/ Apr 14, 2015 6:30 pm Apr 15, 2015 6:30 pm Apr 16, 2015 2:00 pm Apr 16, 2015 6:30 pm Apr 17, 2015 6:30 pm Apr 18, 2015 6:30 pm Apr 18, 2015 8:30 pm Apr 19, 2015 2:00 pm Apr 19, 2015 4:00 pm. Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. 407 E. Canal St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondballet.com.

DJ Williams Projekt at The Broadberry

DJ Williams Projekt - http://www.djwilliamsmusic.com DJ is the founder of the funky Richmond based band, DJ Williams Projekt; hip-hop/R&B group, The Breaks; acoustic duo, Williams & Jones; and guitarist for San Diego’s critically acclaimed group, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe. Since starting a full time music career in 2001 DJ has toured the globe from small rock venues to large prestigious music festivals in the US, Canada, and Europe. Williams signed a record contract in 2005 with Harmonized Records and later released on his own label, Projekt Records. $7-$10. Details: http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/801743-dj-williams-projekt-richmond/. Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 8:00 PM – Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad Street Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower at VMFA

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

VCU Theatre presents "Frankenstein: Dawn of a Monster" at Singleton Arts Center

This interpretation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein fuses events from Shelley’s life with scenes inspired by her novel. Betrayal and anger set Shelley and The Monster on a violent path through 19th century London as their worlds collide and shatter into violence. Humorous and tragic, Frankenstein: Dawn of a Monster chronicles Mary Shelley’s triumph over self-destruction. April 10-11, 16-18 & 23-25 at 7:30 pm April 12, 19 & 26 at 3:00 pm High School Matinees – April 14 & 15 at 10 am http://arts.vcu.edu/theatre/on-stage/ Box Office: 804-828-6026 • theatretix@vcu.edu • http://vcutheatre.showclix.com Gen. Admission – $25.00 • Seniors, VCU Faculty and Staff – $20.00 • VCU Students with Valid ID – $10.00 Other Students with Valid ID – $15.00 High School Matinees – $10.00 per student • Credit Cards Accepted. Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 922 Park Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit arts.vcu.edu.

Richmond Ballet: "Studio Three: Liebeslieder Walzer" at Richmond Ballet Studio Theatre

APRIL 14–19, 2015 Back by popular demand. Elegant ballrooms come to life in George Balanchine’s romantic Liebeslieder Walzer, a beloved ballet that spans both the temporal and the ethereal worlds. Balanchine’s choreography explores the relationships that develop between four couples, who appear first in traditional, 19th century ballroom attire and then later in romantic tutus and tuxedos as the on-stage action transforms from a courtly dance between men and women to an emotional connection between souls. Set to two books of vocal waltzes by Johannes Brahms, Liebeslieder Walzer is an intimate ballet, with touching duets, that effortlessly creates layered characters who both struggle to be with and without one another. Details: http://www.richmondballet.com/season-tickets/performances/studio-three/ Apr 14, 2015 6:30 pm Apr 15, 2015 6:30 pm Apr 16, 2015 2:00 pm Apr 16, 2015 6:30 pm Apr 17, 2015 6:30 pm Apr 18, 2015 6:30 pm Apr 18, 2015 8:30 pm Apr 19, 2015 2:00 pm Apr 19, 2015 4:00 pm. Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. 407 E. Canal St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondballet.com.

VCU Music: Symphonic Wind Ensemble at Singleton Performing Arts Center

Free. Side by Side with Jefferson Forest High School (Lynchburg area) directed by David Webb. Details: http://arts.vcu.edu/music/2014/09/12/symphonic-wind-ensemble-2/. Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 922 Park Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit arts.vcu.edu.

Hiss Golden Messenger at The Broadberry

Lateness of Dancers is the fifth full-length from Hiss Golden Messenger. It's an open, confident, immediate album, and it feels, at times, like a direct response to the darkness of M.C. Taylor's last record, 2013's Haw, or to the searching of 2010's Bad Debt, the stunning acoustic LP he made at his kitchen table shortly after the birth of his son. Lateness of Dancers was recorded in a tin-roofed barn outside of Hillsborough, North Carolina, last fall and includes many of Taylor's longtime collaborators, like Phil and Brad Cook of Megafaun, the guitarist William Tyler, and his erstwhile recording partner Scott Hirsch. Alexandra Sauser-Monnig of Mountain Man contributes backing vocals; her tender, wooly voice both complements and challenges Taylor's. $10. http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/767071-hiss-golden-messenger-richmond/. Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 8:00 PM – Thursday, April 16, 2015, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Bald Eagles of the James Tour

The James River runs through it ... through the City of Richmond. And just minutes downriver is an incredible opportunity to see resident bald eagles in their natural habitat all year long! This tidal river tour will take you into the midst of an ecosystem rich with wildlife, abundant in history and overloaded with beautiful scenery. Ride aboard the Discovery Barge II, a comfortable 24-foot covered pontoon boat and experience majestic bald eagles closer than you may have ever seen them. This 2-hour tour is one of the most unique Bald Eagle tours on the East Coast! Binoculars are provided. A small pop-up head (bathroom) is available on board. Bald Eagles of the James Tour: Enjoy this incredible two-hour journey into the world of bald eagles. Bring your camera, or just watch through binoculars. Listen to the conservation success story of bald eagles on the James River as you travel through Jefferson's Reach on the James. Wildlife and history abounds. Space is limited to six people. Bald Eagle Tours a… Thursday, April 16, 2015, 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM. 9525 Deep Bottom Rd. Henrico, VA. For more info visit discoverthejames.com.

Bald Eagles of the James Tour

The James River runs through it ... through the City of Richmond. And just minutes downriver is an incredible opportunity to see resident bald eagles in their natural habitat all year long! This tidal river tour will take you into the midst of an ecosystem rich with wildlife, abundant in history and overloaded with beautiful scenery. Ride aboard the Discovery Barge II, a comfortable 24-foot covered pontoon boat and experience majestic bald eagles closer than you may have ever seen them. This 2-hour tour is one of the most unique Bald Eagle tours on the East Coast! Binoculars are provided. A small pop-up head (bathroom) is available on board. Bald Eagles of the James Tour: Enjoy this incredible two-hour journey into the world of bald eagles. Bring your camera, or just watch through binoculars. Listen to the conservation success story of bald eagles on the James River as you travel through Jefferson's Reach on the James. Wildlife and history abounds. Space is limited to six people. Bald Eagle Tours a… Thursday, April 16, 2015, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. 9525 Deep Bottom Rd. Henrico, VA. For more info visit discoverthejames.com.

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower at VMFA

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Thursday, April 16, 2015, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Richmond Ballet: "Studio Three: Liebeslieder Walzer" at Richmond Ballet Studio Theatre

APRIL 14–19, 2015 Back by popular demand. Elegant ballrooms come to life in George Balanchine’s romantic Liebeslieder Walzer, a beloved ballet that spans both the temporal and the ethereal worlds. Balanchine’s choreography explores the relationships that develop between four couples, who appear first in traditional, 19th century ballroom attire and then later in romantic tutus and tuxedos as the on-stage action transforms from a courtly dance between men and women to an emotional connection between souls. Set to two books of vocal waltzes by Johannes Brahms, Liebeslieder Walzer is an intimate ballet, with touching duets, that effortlessly creates layered characters who both struggle to be with and without one another. Details: http://www.richmondballet.com/season-tickets/performances/studio-three/ Apr 14, 2015 6:30 pm Apr 15, 2015 6:30 pm Apr 16, 2015 2:00 pm Apr 16, 2015 6:30 pm Apr 17, 2015 6:30 pm Apr 18, 2015 6:30 pm Apr 18, 2015 8:30 pm Apr 19, 2015 2:00 pm Apr 19, 2015 4:00 pm. Thursday, April 16, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. 407 E. Canal St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondballet.com.

Quoit Club Tour: Byrd Theatre

The Byrd Theatre is an outstanding example of the grand movie palaces constructed in Richmond and around the country during the early 20th century. When it opened on Christmas Eve in 1928, the theatre was comparable to the famed Paramount and Roxy theatres in New York City. Unlike many opulent theatres that were built during the 1920s and 1930s in the United States, the Byrd Theatre has survived the past 80 years largely unaltered in appearance or function, operating almost continuously since 1928 as a movie theater. The theatre was designed in the Renaissance Revival style by Richmond architect Fred Bishop and built by Walter Coulter and Charles Somma in 1928. The Brouet Studios of New York did the interior decoration and artwork. The interior is adorned with paintings, marbled walls, gold leaf arches, a richly appointed mezzanine and some of the original patterned mohair-covered seats. An 18-foot, two-and-a-half ton Czechoslovakian crystal chandelier suspended over the auditorium contains over 5,000 crys… Thursday, April 16, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. 2908 W. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.historicrichmond.com.

Richmond Ballet: "Studio Three: Liebeslieder Walzer" at Richmond Ballet Studio Theatre

APRIL 14–19, 2015 Back by popular demand. Elegant ballrooms come to life in George Balanchine’s romantic Liebeslieder Walzer, a beloved ballet that spans both the temporal and the ethereal worlds. Balanchine’s choreography explores the relationships that develop between four couples, who appear first in traditional, 19th century ballroom attire and then later in romantic tutus and tuxedos as the on-stage action transforms from a courtly dance between men and women to an emotional connection between souls. Set to two books of vocal waltzes by Johannes Brahms, Liebeslieder Walzer is an intimate ballet, with touching duets, that effortlessly creates layered characters who both struggle to be with and without one another. Details: http://www.richmondballet.com/season-tickets/performances/studio-three/ Apr 14, 2015 6:30 pm Apr 15, 2015 6:30 pm Apr 16, 2015 2:00 pm Apr 16, 2015 6:30 pm Apr 17, 2015 6:30 pm Apr 18, 2015 6:30 pm Apr 18, 2015 8:30 pm Apr 19, 2015 2:00 pm Apr 19, 2015 4:00 pm. Thursday, April 16, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. 407 E. Canal St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondballet.com.

Andrae Crouch Tribute: Let the Church Say Amen Celebration Tour at Altria Theater (CANCELED)

Gospel music legend Andraé Crouch will be honored with the “Let the Church Say Amen” Celebration Tour this holiday season. The tour will feature guest performances by some of Gospel’s top artists, including CeCe Winans, Marvin Winans, Israel Houghton, Marvin Sapp, Rance Allen and jazz artist Gerald Albright. The tour will pay homage to the living legend’s career spanning over five decades. With seven Grammy Awards, six GMA Dove Awards and an Academy Award nomination for The Color Purple, Andraé is a member of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Andraé’s songs have been recorded by everyone from Elvis Presley to Paul Simon, and he has worked as a producer and arranger with many of music’s top artists, including Michael Jackson, Madonna, Quincy Jones, Diana Ross, Elton John and many others. Andraé can also be heard on Michael Jackson's hit singles "Man in the Mirror," "Keep the Faith,” "Will You Be There" and “Earth Song.” $34-$64. Details: http://www.altriatheate… Thursday, April 16, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 6 N. Laurel St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.altriatheater.com.

Triac, Ramming Speed, The Glorious Gone and Vorator at Gallery 5

TRIAC ( PUNK/NOISE/DESTRUCTION from Baltimore, MD ) RAMMING SPEED (Thrash metal aggression with blinding speed) The GLORIOUS GONE ( Members of Burnt by the Sun, Revocation and Municipal Waste) VORATOR (Evil fast thrash with hints of death metal) Doors @7. Music @8. $5 FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/783889911649011. Thursday, April 16, 2015, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 200 W. Marshall St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit gallery5arts.org.

VCU Theatre presents "Frankenstein: Dawn of a Monster" at Singleton Arts Center

This interpretation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein fuses events from Shelley’s life with scenes inspired by her novel. Betrayal and anger set Shelley and The Monster on a violent path through 19th century London as their worlds collide and shatter into violence. Humorous and tragic, Frankenstein: Dawn of a Monster chronicles Mary Shelley’s triumph over self-destruction. April 10-11, 16-18 & 23-25 at 7:30 pm April 12, 19 & 26 at 3:00 pm High School Matinees – April 14 & 15 at 10 am http://arts.vcu.edu/theatre/on-stage/ Box Office: 804-828-6026 • theatretix@vcu.edu • http://vcutheatre.showclix.com Gen. Admission – $25.00 • Seniors, VCU Faculty and Staff – $20.00 • VCU Students with Valid ID – $10.00 Other Students with Valid ID – $15.00 High School Matinees – $10.00 per student • Credit Cards Accepted. Thursday, April 16, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 922 Park Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit arts.vcu.edu.

Pete Correale at Funny Bone

Pete Correale: The Things We Do For Love now available for digital download on Xbox, Zune, iTunes and Amazon. How did stand-up comic Pete Correale become one of Entertainment Weekly's Top 10 comics to watch? How is he already starring in his own one-hour Comedy Central special? His secret to success was and remains "plugging away every night" at comedy clubs across the nation and even when he is home from touring in New York City. The laughs Correale finds in his life experiences can be enjoyed when he appears on "Late Night with David Letterman" prior to the premiere of his special "The Things We Do for Love" on Comedy Central on Saturday, June 8th at 11 pm (Eastern and Pacific). Thursday - 7:30pm - $15.00 Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $17.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM - $17.00 Sunday - 7:00pm - $15.00. Thursday, April 16, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.com.

"The Aliens" at Firehouse Theater

APRIL 16 – MAY 16, 2015 A pair of thirty-something dropouts hang out by the dumpster outside a coffee shop and meditate on music, philosophy, ‘shrooms and Charles Bukowski. When a teenager employee tells them to relocate, they decide to teach him everything they know. Annie Baker’s play, an off Broadway hit, is a humorous look at friendship, ritual and small town New England. “Gentle and extraordinarily beautiful…inordinately delicate…Ms. Baker may just have the subtlest way with exposition of anyone writing for the theater today…there is something distinctly Chekhovian in the way her writing accrues weight and meaning simply through compassionate, truthful observation.” — The New York Times “The talented young playwright Annie Baker sets her new play behind a Vermont café in a break area dotted with dead plants and milk crates that’s accessible only by hopping a fence…Baker’s gift is for humor and empathy—we’d roll our eyes at KJ and Jasper in real life, but she shows us their absurdity and makes u… Thursday, April 16, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

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

February 27 – April 19 Hanover Tavern Lucy, Linus, Charlie Brown and the whole gang come to life on stage in this up-beat and heartwarming musical for children and adults alike. Based on the popular comic strip, Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz, familiar scenes and popular melodies will entertain us all with these favorite, endearing characters. Length: Approximately 2 hours Suggested for ages 7 and up. $40. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_youre_good.html. Thursday, April 16, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

VCU Dance Spring Senior Project at Grace Street Theater

Thursday – Saturday, April 16, 17, 18 The Senior Project concert serves as a capstone experience in both performance and choreography for graduating Dance majors. $15/$10 students. Details: http://arts.vcu.edu/dance/events/current-season/. Thursday, April 16, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 934 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit arts.vcu.edu.