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Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday, April 1 - October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

Japanese Dolls: Woodblock Prints by Kawase Hasui Opens at VMFA

APR 12, 2014 – JUL 20, 2014 Works on Paper Gallery Japanese woodblock artist Kawase Hasui (1883–1957) was primarily a landscape artist and rarely produced works featuring other subjects. However, in 1935 he designed a series of woodblock prints that focused on traditional Japanese dolls, including Imperial Palace dolls, known as gosho ningyo. That same year, the 24 ningyo prints in this series were published in an album entitled Japanese Dolls: Gosho Ningyo by Meiji-Shobo. The twelve prints on display at VMFA were selected from the album, donated by René and Carolyn Balcer. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vmfa.state.va.us.

"Shrek" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

March 14 – April 27, 2014 Come along on an irreverent musical romp based on the Academy Award-winning film. We've got a hero who's green and stinky, a donkey who never shuts up, and a princess who puts the i in feisty. Richmond talents Jason Marks and Aly Wepplo (whom we loved in Seussical!) bring the regional premiere of Shrek to life, as our favorite swampland ogre saves Princess Fiona and wins her love. This musical extravaganza will blow your socks off. Length: 2 hours (with intermission) Suggested for ages 4 and up. Even adults and older kids love SHREK! $30. http://va-rep.org/show_shrek.html. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Coaches’ Cook-Off: Shaka v Mooney at Science Museum of Virginia

Join us for the 2nd annual Coaches’ Cook-Off benefiting Max’s Positive Vibe Café and featuring VCU’s Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Shaka Smart and U of R’s Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Chris Mooney on April 17th at 6 pm at the Science Museum of Virginia. The coaches will battle it out for a second year in a high-stakes, action-packed, iron chef-worthy cook-off, LIVE during a fun-filled night of games, activities, and cheering on your favorite team, school, or coach to victory. The 2nd annual Coaches’ Cook-Off would not be possible without the presence, expertise, and guidance of our honorary coaches. The Positive Vibe Café would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to both Glenn Pruden, executive chef at University of Richmond (who will be supported by Gary Whitecotton, executive chef at The Country Club of Virginia), as well as Buz Grossberg, of Buz and Ned’s Real Barbecue (who will be supported by Jim Ertel, executive chef at Salisbury Country Club). All proceeds go to the Positive Vibe Foundation,… Thursday, April 17, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 2500 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit positiveviberva.com.

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

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

Quoit Club Tour: Dovetail Construction Co. Inc., 'The Emerald Barn'

http://www.historicrichmond.com/about-quoit-events.php Named for Richmond’s most popular 19th century social club, the Quoit Club is Richmond’s premiere organization for people who enjoy experiencing history and architecture with a social twist. Traditionally, quoits was a game played during the nineteenth century with steel rings and metal spikes. Famous Richmond residents, such as Chief Justice John Marshall, would gather with friends "on Saturdays to eat, drink and otherwise make merry." Today, the Quoit Club supports Historic Richmond Foundation’s mission to preserve the area’s unique heritage by promoting social and educational gatherings at historic sites. Events typically feature behind-the-scenes guided tours, as well as complimentary drinks and hors d’ouerves. http://www.historicrichmond.com/about-quoit-events.php. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 1620 Brook Road Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.historicrichmond.com.

"Shrek" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

March 14 – April 27, 2014 Come along on an irreverent musical romp based on the Academy Award-winning film. We've got a hero who's green and stinky, a donkey who never shuts up, and a princess who puts the i in feisty. Richmond talents Jason Marks and Aly Wepplo (whom we loved in Seussical!) bring the regional premiere of Shrek to life, as our favorite swampland ogre saves Princess Fiona and wins her love. This musical extravaganza will blow your socks off. Length: 2 hours (with intermission) Suggested for ages 4 and up. Even adults and older kids love SHREK! $30. http://va-rep.org/show_shrek.html. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Melodime with Nelo at Capital Ale House

Most up and coming bands have dreams of fame and fortune, scoring No. 1 hits and platinum records, and becoming a household name. And, there’s nothing wrong with that. But, MELODIME, a rock band that blends haunting bittersweet melodies with emotionally rich vocals atop a bed of Southern-flavored alt rock, is not like most bands. Instead, MELODIME has something bigger in mind. Rhodes explains, “There are so many bands trying to do the same thing. But we want to do something with our lives beyond the music to show people that you don’t have to be famous to make an impact in this world.” The project that’s helping MELODIME accomplish that goal is their new album, “Where the Sinners & the Saints Collide.” With the album fully funded by their loyal and ever-growing fan base during their “Make an album, change a life” campaign, the band is donating 100% of the profits from album sales to a non-profit foundation they started called Now I Play Along Too, which provides musical instruments and education for orphan… Thursday, April 17, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit capitalalehouse.com.

VCU Theatre presents "Arabian Nights" at Singleton Arts Center

Web - http://arts.vcu.edu/theatre/on-stage/ Written by Dominic Cooke • Directed by Gabriel Barre It is the wedding night in the palace of King Shahrayar. By morning the new Queen Shahrazad is to be put to death like all the young brides before her. But she has one gift that could save her – the gift of storytelling. A visually stunning production, Arabian Nights will magically transport you to Shahrazad’s imaginary world of Ali Baba, Sindbad the Sailor, secret sorceresses, singing trees, and wise talking birds. April 11 & 12 17-19 & 24-26 at 7:30 pm April 13, 20 & 27 at 3:00 pm • High School Matinees – April 22 & 23 at 10 am 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 17, 2014, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. 922 Park Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit arts.vcu.edu.

Aries Spears at Funny Bone

Ever since Chicago native Aries Spears was 14 years old, he has been a force to be reckoned with in the comedy scene throughout America. His quick wit, charisma and ferociously aggressive style of comedy have earned him critical acclaim, high accolades, and above all, a busy schedule. From being a regular on Fox’s Mad TV, starring in feature films, appearing on a number of national talk shows, and continually touring the country with his stand-up, Aries’s talents are becoming recognized and appreciated throughout the entertainment industry. As a principal cast member on Fox’s hit sketch comedy show Mad TV, Aries brought a fresh, hip style to the already-edgy program from the third through the tenth season. The producers made full use of many of Aries’s talents by calling on him frequently to create new hilarious characters and write sketches. Some of the many recurring characters that Aries is famous for on the show include: Belma Buttons, Bill Cosby, Jesse Jackson, Mike Tyson, Walter (Crackheads), Reggie… Thursday, April 17, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.com.

"A Streetcar Named Desire" at Firehouse Theater

APRIL 17 – MAY 17, 2014 PREVIEW NIGHT | APRIL 17 | SOLD OUT OPENING NIGHT | APRIL 18 Tennessee Williams’ iconic masterpiece follows the fading but still attractive southern belle Blanche DuBois as she arrives unexpectedly on the doorstep of her sister, Stella, and her brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski. Over the course of one hot, sultry New Orleans summer, Blanche’s fragile facade slowly crumbles as she meets her match in the rough-hewn and sensual Stanley, who sees through her and is determined to expose her. Info: http://www.firehousetheatre.org/a-streetcar-named-desire/. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

John Tracy at Ashland Coffee & Tea

$8 advance; $10 door. John Tracy’s mission is to bring hope and encouragement to others through his music. His desire is to be a positive impact on the lives of his listeners, not only moving feet with his lush melodies and expert musician- ship, but also moving spirits with his inspiring lyrics and undeniable passion. John Tracy’s music is for real people living real life. It is born of a desire to be transparent and share his experiences in life through his lyrics. Spend- ing hours since the age of sixteen perfecting his skill on the acoustic guitar and pouring his expertise as a lyricist into each word, he has crafted songs that have a resounding impact. Through his introspective and resonating lyrics, he encourages us to focus on the people and relationships that are most important to us. His music implores us to cherish those relationships, building a positive and lasting legacy. He is grateful to have received recognition for his songwriting from various national and international organiza… Thursday, April 17, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

The Notochords (VCU Acapella group) at The Camel

Come join The Notochords for a fantastic night of music at the Camel on Broad St. Feel free to come sing, play an instrument, perform poetry, do stand up, rap, dance or just about anything you can think of! Acts should last 3-5 minutes! (Details below.) The suggested donation is $3-5 dollars! We will not be selling tickets, but instead will be collecting donations! We appreciate every penny as your support helps us achieve many of the incredible things we get to do throughout the year, such as compete at other Universities and at A Cappella festivals! FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/309161725905836/. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Broadberry Opening Night w/ No BS Brass Band, Black Girls, Goldrush

Sponsors: CTOWN. HIPP. RIC. Umbrella. VMFA. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 8:00 PM – Friday, April 18, 2014, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad Street Richmond, VA.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: Jambalaya Improv Jam

Pay-What-You-Can Get on stage with (or just watch) members of the Coalition and other local improvisers in this improv jam that, much like “Whose Line is it Anyway?” requires YOUR suggestions and participation! The rules are simple: the performers put their names in the crock pot and are chosen, at random, to get up and play. Also featuring everyone’s favorite live gameshow – IMPROV AGAINST HUMANITY, where audience contestants make improvisers act out horrible things. http://rvacomedy.com/ FREE. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

Cavallo, Houdan the Mystic, From Fragile Seeds, Long Division at Strange Matter

CAVALLO, HOUDAN THE MYSTIC, FROM FRAGILE SEEDS & LONG DIVISION 9PM Doors | 18+ FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/843869102294849/. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 9:00 PM – Friday, April 18, 2014, 12:00 AM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.com.

EQ presents ELM at Canal Club

ELM - https://www.facebook.com/OfficialELM ELM is a Baltimore based quartet that combines Electronica, Dance, Rock, Soul, and Funk into an incomparable, high energy live music experience. 9:00 doors $5.00/$8.00. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 9:00 PM – Friday, April 18, 2014, 12:00 AM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

Mighty Joshua at Balliceaux

21+. $5. FB - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mighty-Joshua/295399170482889. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 9:30 PM – Friday, April 18, 2014, 12:00 AM. 203 N. Lombardy St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.balliceauxrva.com.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday, April 1 - October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Friday, April 18, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

Japanese Dolls: Woodblock Prints by Kawase Hasui Opens at VMFA

APR 12, 2014 – JUL 20, 2014 Works on Paper Gallery Japanese woodblock artist Kawase Hasui (1883–1957) was primarily a landscape artist and rarely produced works featuring other subjects. However, in 1935 he designed a series of woodblock prints that focused on traditional Japanese dolls, including Imperial Palace dolls, known as gosho ningyo. That same year, the 24 ningyo prints in this series were published in an album entitled Japanese Dolls: Gosho Ningyo by Meiji-Shobo. The twelve prints on display at VMFA were selected from the album, donated by René and Carolyn Balcer. Friday, April 18, 2014, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vmfa.state.va.us.

“Before the Crash Came”: Mary Chesnut’s Last Months in Richmond, January-April 1864 Brown Bag Lunch Talk at Museum of the Confederacy

Free. Bring your lunch to the Museum! Throughout the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Museum of the Confederacy-Richmond will be hosting a monthly series of talks devoted to a topic or event's 150th anniversary. These talks, normally scheduled for the third Friday of the month, are free for members and Richmond area residents, and are included with Museum admission for all others. Throughout the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Museum of the Confederacy-Richmond will be hosting a monthly series of talks devoted to a topic or event's 150th anniversary. These talks, normally scheduled for the third Friday of the month, are free for members and Richmond area residents, and are included with Museum admission for all others. The Confederate capital was as full of passions and plotting as any battlefield. This talk focuses on diarist Mary Chesnut’s tart, funny, and sad observations of the Richmond home front during the winter-spring of 1864. Join former library manager, Ruth Ann Coski for an… Friday, April 18, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. 1201 E. Clay St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.moc.org.

Bourbon Cru Release with Horsehead and The Pale And The Leader at Hardywood

Hardywood Bourbon Cru is brewed in the fashion of the abbey quadrupel, the grand cru of many of Belgium’s revered monastic breweries. Bourbon Cru displays a sunset orange hue with a substantial head and brilliant clarity after months of barrel ageing. The maturity and melding of flavors brought on by the freshly drained, half-decade old Virginia bourbon barrels from Fredericksburg’s A. Smith Bowman Distillery lends an extraordinary sense of harmony to Bourbon Cru. Almond toffee and oaky vanilla aromatics give way to dark cherries, raisins and mature whiskey. A bit of plum flavor is greeted by caramel overtones and an assertive yet incredibly rounded body and a lingering, bourbon-laced finish. Bourbon Cru release starts at 2pm in the tasting room with drafts and 750mL bottles, time pin tappings, local mobile food vendors and sets byHorsehead and The Pale And The Leader. 2pm - The tasting room opens with Bourbon Cru on draft and in 750mL bottles, Ginger Mint Julep Randall, and 5 food trucks including:… Friday, April 18, 2014, 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

Beers & Banjos: Notch 8 at The Camel

Free. Notch 8: http://www.reverbnation.com/notch8 Notch8 plays a unique mixture of Bluegrass, Americana, Roots and "customized" folk music. The band's name comes from an old railroad term and means "Full Throttle" which is the way this band intends to go after everything they do. Friday, April 18, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Midnight, Devil's Hand, Satan's Satyrs at Strange Matter

MIDNIGHT, SHITFUCKER, DEVIL'S HAND & SATAN'S SATYRS 9PM Doors | $12 Cover | 18+ FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/1399284100324944. Friday, April 18, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.com.

Quatro Na Bossa at Hardywood

Quatro na Bossa is returning to Hardywood with a healthy dose of latin flavor. Pair bossa nova, samba and latin jazz influences with your favorite seasonal draft and enjoy the season! Olio Cart VCU is on site all night! Live music from 6-8PM. For more information on Quatro Na Bossa visit http://quatronabossa.com/ http://www.hardywood.com/content/quatro-na-bossa-hardywood-1. Friday, April 18, 2014, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

Third Fridays: Tango After Work at VMFA

Join in the fun and exotic beauty of the tango with Richmond's tango community, while enjoying the food and social atmosphere in Best Café. You can also take advantage of half-price beverages as part of Friday Art & Wine. Now you have more reasons to hang out at VMFA on Friday nights! Head to the museum and enjoy discounted beverages and free half-hour gallery tours at 7 and 7:30 pm. On the first Friday of each month, check out our First Fridays entertainment, too. http://www.vmfa.state.va.us/Calendar_and_Events/Weekend/Third_Fridays__Tango_After_Work.aspx. Friday, April 18, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vmfa.state.va.us.

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

http://www.ChildrensMuseumOfRichmond.org or call (804)474-7000. Bring the whole family to enjoy what The Children's Museum of Richmond - Central has to offer from 5:00-7:30pm on the third Friday of every month for just $1 per person! Children’s Museum of Richmond (CMoR) welcomes groups that visit on Target $1 Family night! Please be sure to note our required ratio of 1 adult chaperon for every 5 children that check in. Offered every month except for December and only valid on Children’s Museum of Richmond-Central. Please check more info at http://www.c-mor.org/events/Target-Family-Night. Friday, April 18, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM. 2626 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.childrensmuseumofrichmond.org.

Culinary Event: Lecture & Tasting with “Professor Apple” Tom Burford & Albemarle Ciderworks at The Library of Virginia

Free. Tom Burford, also known as “Professor Apple,” brings five generations of apple cultivation knowledge to bear in his new book, Apples of North America and is a consultant to Albemarle Ciderworks in North Garden, Virginia. Representatives will be on hand to offer samples and background on one of the fastest-growing drinks in the beverage industry. Book talk 5:30–6:30 PM, tasting and book signing 6:30–7:30 PM. Presented in conjunction with the Library's exhibition Flora of Virginia. Friday, April 18, 2014, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM. 800 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lva.virginia.gov.

The Tredegar Society Presents: Loose Cannons III at American Civil War Center

Join the Tredegar Society for LOOSE CANNONS II, an evening featuring No BS! Brass Band! Revelers will also have the opportunity to explore the Historic site where Iron Works Era buildings still stand. All proceeds raised will benefit the American Civil War Center, which seeks to tell the whole story of the conflict that still shapes our nation. This event is 21 and up only. http://www.tredegar.org/. Friday, April 18, 2014, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 500 Tredegar St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.tredegar.org.

"Shrek" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

March 14 – April 27, 2014 Come along on an irreverent musical romp based on the Academy Award-winning film. We've got a hero who's green and stinky, a donkey who never shuts up, and a princess who puts the i in feisty. Richmond talents Jason Marks and Aly Wepplo (whom we loved in Seussical!) bring the regional premiere of Shrek to life, as our favorite swampland ogre saves Princess Fiona and wins her love. This musical extravaganza will blow your socks off. Length: 2 hours (with intermission) Suggested for ages 4 and up. Even adults and older kids love SHREK! $30. http://va-rep.org/show_shrek.html. Friday, April 18, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

VCU Theatre presents "Arabian Nights" at Singleton Arts Center

Web - http://arts.vcu.edu/theatre/on-stage/ Written by Dominic Cooke • Directed by Gabriel Barre It is the wedding night in the palace of King Shahrayar. By morning the new Queen Shahrazad is to be put to death like all the young brides before her. But she has one gift that could save her – the gift of storytelling. A visually stunning production, Arabian Nights will magically transport you to Shahrazad’s imaginary world of Ali Baba, Sindbad the Sailor, secret sorceresses, singing trees, and wise talking birds. April 11 & 12 17-19 & 24-26 at 7:30 pm April 13, 20 & 27 at 3:00 pm • High School Matinees – April 22 & 23 at 10 am 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 18, 2014, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. 922 Park Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit arts.vcu.edu.

Aries Spears at Funny Bone

Ever since Chicago native Aries Spears was 14 years old, he has been a force to be reckoned with in the comedy scene throughout America. His quick wit, charisma and ferociously aggressive style of comedy have earned him critical acclaim, high accolades, and above all, a busy schedule. From being a regular on Fox’s Mad TV, starring in feature films, appearing on a number of national talk shows, and continually touring the country with his stand-up, Aries’s talents are becoming recognized and appreciated throughout the entertainment industry. As a principal cast member on Fox’s hit sketch comedy show Mad TV, Aries brought a fresh, hip style to the already-edgy program from the third through the tenth season. The producers made full use of many of Aries’s talents by calling on him frequently to create new hilarious characters and write sketches. Some of the many recurring characters that Aries is famous for on the show include: Belma Buttons, Bill Cosby, Jesse Jackson, Mike Tyson, Walter (Crackheads), Reggie… Friday, April 18, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.com.

"A Streetcar Named Desire" at Firehouse Theater

APRIL 17 – MAY 17, 2014 PREVIEW NIGHT | APRIL 17 | SOLD OUT OPENING NIGHT | APRIL 18 Tennessee Williams’ iconic masterpiece follows the fading but still attractive southern belle Blanche DuBois as she arrives unexpectedly on the doorstep of her sister, Stella, and her brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski. Over the course of one hot, sultry New Orleans summer, Blanche’s fragile facade slowly crumbles as she meets her match in the rough-hewn and sensual Stanley, who sees through her and is determined to expose her. Info: http://www.firehousetheatre.org/a-streetcar-named-desire/. Friday, April 18, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

Richmond Shakespeare: "Wittenberg" at Triangle Theater

Wittenberg Trouble brews in the hallowed halls of Wittenberg U. circa 1517. Sparring professors Doctor Faustus and Reverend Martin Luther vie for the allegiance of their star pupil Prince Hamlet, who is struggling with his faith and his tennis game. Riotous, waggish, and clever as can be, Wittenberg mixes brilliant repartee with slapstick silliness as these nutty professors argue reason versus faith and ignore Hamlet’s back-to-school stress. Info & tickets - http://henleystreet.showare.com/default.asp. Friday, April 18, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1300 Altamont Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit henleystreet.showare.com.

The Trigger System presents Local H at Canal Club

7:30 doors $11.00/$13.00 The Trigger System presents Local H - https://www.facebook.com/LocalH Hallelujah! I’m A Bum is the seventh studio album from the pioneering two-man, Chicago band Local H, who are known for their gut-quaking live shows and incredibly loyal fanbase. The album was produced by metal guru Sanford Parker (Yakuza, Bloodiest, Pelican) and showcases the band rocking harder than ever. It’s an epic concept record that sees Lucas setting his sights on the deeply divided political climate that exists in the U.S. and around the world, using his hometown as a backdrop to sardonically comment on how this polarization personally impacts people -- within their communities, their neighborhoods and even within their relationships. Friday, April 18, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

ComedySportz Improv Theatre

ComedySportz Improv Theatre presents shows every Friday at 8:00 pm and Saturday at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm! ComedySportz is the worldwide sensation that is bringing hilarious, fast-paced, clean comedy to you. ComedySportz Richmond pits two teams, the Richmond Legends and the Virginia Hams, against each other in an improv battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot based off of your suggestions! The audience then votes for the winners. There is also a referee that calls the fouls and we even play the national anthem before each match. $10 with advance reservation, or $12 at the door! Call 266-9377 for reservations! http://www.comedysportzrichmond.com/. Sponsors: CTOWN. HIPP. RIC. Umbrella. VMFA. Friday, April 18, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8906 West Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.comedysportzrichmond.com.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: Pickpocket: Live Improv Comedy

The show Pickpocket asks one audience volunteer to open up their wallet or pocketbook and let the performers explore its content to gain inspiration for their all-improvised show. They’re not interested in your cash or credit cards, they want to hear about your Rotary Club membership card, the receipt from your latest impulse buy, that picture of your ex-girlfriend you forgot was in there- y’know, the good stuff! The items they discover, mixed with stories about them from the volunteer, will inspire a crazy world of scenes and characters right before your eyes. http://rvacomedy.com/ FREE. Friday, April 18, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

Folk Soul Revival and Sturgeon City at The Camel

$7 advance; $10 door. Folk Soul Revival - https://www.facebook.com/folksoulrevival Folk Soul Revival is a harmony drenched, boot stomping, rowdy, rootsy Americana band from the Appalachian mountain region of Virginia/Tennessee. FSR has just released their third album 'Prompting The Dapperness.'The completely fan funded release (following a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign) returns to the formula that has continued to make the band so endearing- strong songwriting, sing along melodies, impassioned vocals and most of all honest music that resonates deep within the listener. There's a reason the band has such a loyal fan base ('The Congregation') and garners accolades wherever they travel. Sturgeon City - https://www.facebook.com/sturgeoncityrva. Friday, April 18, 2014, 9:00 PM – Saturday, April 19, 2014, 12:00 AM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Plunky’s 40th Anniversary Concert at the Hippodrome

$20. http://www.plunkyone.com Never Too Late, the new album by Afro-funk, jazz veteran, J. Plunky Branch and his group Plunky & Oneness bridges genres and generations. The ambitious 16-song collection includes neo-soul, nu-jazz, and hip-hop songs about love, wisdom and purposeful partying. With Never Too Late Plunky & Oneness prove that eclecticism is no vice and variety can be its own reward. Friday, April 18, 2014, 9:00 PM – Saturday, April 19, 2014, 12:00 AM. 528 N. 2nd St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit hippodromerichmond.com.

Aries Spears at Funny Bone

Ever since Chicago native Aries Spears was 14 years old, he has been a force to be reckoned with in the comedy scene throughout America. His quick wit, charisma and ferociously aggressive style of comedy have earned him critical acclaim, high accolades, and above all, a busy schedule. From being a regular on Fox’s Mad TV, starring in feature films, appearing on a number of national talk shows, and continually touring the country with his stand-up, Aries’s talents are becoming recognized and appreciated throughout the entertainment industry. As a principal cast member on Fox’s hit sketch comedy show Mad TV, Aries brought a fresh, hip style to the already-edgy program from the third through the tenth season. The producers made full use of many of Aries’s talents by calling on him frequently to create new hilarious characters and write sketches. Some of the many recurring characters that Aries is famous for on the show include: Belma Buttons, Bill Cosby, Jesse Jackson, Mike Tyson, Walter (Crackheads), Reggie… Friday, April 18, 2014, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.com.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday, April 1 - October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

Japanese Dolls: Woodblock Prints by Kawase Hasui Opens at VMFA

APR 12, 2014 – JUL 20, 2014 Works on Paper Gallery Japanese woodblock artist Kawase Hasui (1883–1957) was primarily a landscape artist and rarely produced works featuring other subjects. However, in 1935 he designed a series of woodblock prints that focused on traditional Japanese dolls, including Imperial Palace dolls, known as gosho ningyo. That same year, the 24 ningyo prints in this series were published in an album entitled Japanese Dolls: Gosho Ningyo by Meiji-Shobo. The twelve prints on display at VMFA were selected from the album, donated by René and Carolyn Balcer. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vmfa.state.va.us.

Dominion Family Easter at Maymont

Join us for Dominion Family Easter, our largest on-site fundraiser for Maymont! This is one of Richmond’s favorite Easter traditions with fun holiday activities and entertainment for all ages. Your ticket purchase helps us to continue to preserve and celebrate the Dooleys’ extraordinary gift of Maymont to the community. Thank you for your support! SCHEDULED ENTERTAINMENT (Subject to Change): Radio Disney Jonathan Austin The Mountain Marionettes Bonnet Parades Egg Hunts More to come, check back often! For information, click here, or call 804-358-7166, ext. 310. https://www.maymont.org/easter. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. 1800 Hampton St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.maymont.org.

"Shrek" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

March 14 – April 27, 2014 Come along on an irreverent musical romp based on the Academy Award-winning film. We've got a hero who's green and stinky, a donkey who never shuts up, and a princess who puts the i in feisty. Richmond talents Jason Marks and Aly Wepplo (whom we loved in Seussical!) bring the regional premiere of Shrek to life, as our favorite swampland ogre saves Princess Fiona and wins her love. This musical extravaganza will blow your socks off. Length: 2 hours (with intermission) Suggested for ages 4 and up. Even adults and older kids love SHREK! $30. http://va-rep.org/show_shrek.html. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

102.1 the X Chili Cook Off at RIR Complex

We've moved the concert out of the amphitheater so that everyone can enjoy the music. There are no seats. It's all standing room. From Fox Richmond and Richmond's Rock Station 102.1 The X. General Admission Tickets are available NOW for purchase for $25 (plus service fees). All ticket sales are final. $25 at the gate. Headliners: Seether, Panic at the Disco, A Day to Remember, The Hold Steady, more. Read more: http://www.xl102richmond.com/articles/chili-cook-off-2014-483202/xl102-chili-cook-off-2014-12113283/. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM. 600 E. Laburnum Ave. Richmond, VA.

12th Annual Festival of Punjab at Cultural Center of India

Celebrating the culture of Region of Punjab, North India. Stage performances of dance and music, arts & crafts stalls, exotic Indian Food. Web - http://www.punjabimela.org/. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 6641 Ironbridge Parkway Chester, VA.

Guided Tour: Brown's Island at American Civil War Center

Museum Educator Sean Kane will lead a walk over to Brown’s Island, a little island near Tredegar that played a significant role during the Civil War as the location of the Confederate States Laboratory. Tour topics include: the island’s workforce of young women, life as a prisoner of war on Belle Isle and Richmond’s evacuation fire. Tickets - http://www.tredegar.org/. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. 500 Tredegar St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.tredegar.org.

Easter Weekend with Peter Rabbit at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Saturday, April 19 & Sunday, April 20, 2014 Included with Garden admission Peter Rabbit greets visitors and poses for photographs (both days 1 – 4 p.m.). Concert by the Richmond Concert Band on the lawn at Bloemendaal House (Saturday, 2 – 3 p.m.); Easter Brunch in the Tea House by reservation (Sunday). Join us for activites in the Children's Garden. Food is available for purchase in the Garden Cafe . Hop by the Garden Shop to see the latest spring merchandise! Info - http://www.lewisginter.org/events/event_detail.php?event_id=85. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

A Spy for the Union: The Life and Execution of Timothy Webster at Museum of the Confederacy

Timothy Webster, best known for his work as a spy for the Union during the Civil War, began his career as a New York City policeman. In the mid-1850s he left the police department and took a job for Allan Pinkerton with his newly formed detective agency. Webster went on to serve the United States as a spy in the Civil War. He traveled to the Confederate capital multiple times and made many connections high up in the Confederate military and government. For a time he was the Union’s top spy, but his career came to an abrupt end when, in 1862, he was betrayed by fellow spies and became the first spy executed in the Civil War. Join author Corey Recko for this talk on the subject of his most recent book. Cost: Included with Museum admission http://www.moc.org. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 1201 E. Clay St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.moc.org.

20th Anniversary Party at Legend Brewing

This is the event of the year! Ever wonder what a brewery does to celebrate 20 years of creating delicious craft brews? The answer is we throw a giant party! Buy you tickets in advance at the pub, or buy them at the door. You only have to pay $10 to get in, and if you want, $12 for an all you can eat wristband! There will be live entertainment provided by the Remnants, Wayne Reynolds, Slack Family, and The Black Girls! There will be a special area for the kids with face painting, balloon sculptures, and more. If that weren't enough, be one of the first to taste our Bourbon Barrel Imperial Brown Ale! With all of this happening in one day, how could you pass it up? Doors open at 2pm and the party stops at 8pm! http://www.legendbrewing.com/festival.asp. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 321 W. 7th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.legendbrewing.com.

"Shrek" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

March 14 – April 27, 2014 Come along on an irreverent musical romp based on the Academy Award-winning film. We've got a hero who's green and stinky, a donkey who never shuts up, and a princess who puts the i in feisty. Richmond talents Jason Marks and Aly Wepplo (whom we loved in Seussical!) bring the regional premiere of Shrek to life, as our favorite swampland ogre saves Princess Fiona and wins her love. This musical extravaganza will blow your socks off. Length: 2 hours (with intermission) Suggested for ages 4 and up. Even adults and older kids love SHREK! $30. http://va-rep.org/show_shrek.html. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

UR Women's Lacrosse v. UMass at Robins Stadium

Free. Free parking next to Robins Center. UR Women's Lacrosse - http://www.richmondspiders.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=26800&SPID=91950&SPSID=635096. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Campus Dr. Richmond, VA 23226. For more info visit www.richmondspiders.com.

Richmond Kickers v. Pittsburgh Riverhounds at City Stadium

Tickets $7-$12. http://www.richmondkickers.com All-Access Pass – $99: Don’t miss a minute of the 2014 season with the Richmond Kickers All-Access Pass. Gain entry to all Kickers home games including the regular season, playoffs, exhibitions and U.S. Open Cup matches. The All-Access Pass includes a complimentary 2014 VIP Parking Pass while supplies last! Family Pass – $149: Discover why Richmond Kickers Pro soccer is the best family entertainment value in town with the 2014 Family Pass! Up to five of your family members can now enjoy all of the 2014 Richmond Kickers Pro regular season home games. Adult Pro Pass - $70 and Youth Pro Pass - $35: The most affordable way to catch all of the Kickers exciting USL PRO action, Adult and Youth Pro Passes provide admission to all 2014 regular season home games. Simply present your Pro Pass at the gate for entry. Four Game Flex Pack – $36 – Four (4) non-game specific tickets that can be used in any combination for Kickers pro regular season home games. The p… Saturday, April 19, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 3201 Maplewood Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondkickers.com.

RVA Nosie Fest Day Two at Strange Matter

RVA Noise Fest - https://www.facebook.com/events/599728576770604 All shows are $5-$15 Suggested Donation Pre sale weekend passes available at Steady Sounds for $15. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 7:00 PM – Sunday, April 20, 2014, 12:00 AM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.com.

XL102 presents Chili Cook Off After Party at Canal Club

7:00 doors $1.02 or Free with Chili Cook Off Ticket Stub Morning Parade - https://www.facebook.com/morningparade Semi Precious Weapons - https://www.facebook.com/semipreciousweapons Skaters - https://www.facebook.com/skatersnyc Brighter the Moon - https://www.facebook.com/BrighterTheMoon. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 7:00 PM – Sunday, April 20, 2014, 12:00 AM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

Aries Spears at Funny Bone

Ever since Chicago native Aries Spears was 14 years old, he has been a force to be reckoned with in the comedy scene throughout America. His quick wit, charisma and ferociously aggressive style of comedy have earned him critical acclaim, high accolades, and above all, a busy schedule. From being a regular on Fox’s Mad TV, starring in feature films, appearing on a number of national talk shows, and continually touring the country with his stand-up, Aries’s talents are becoming recognized and appreciated throughout the entertainment industry. As a principal cast member on Fox’s hit sketch comedy show Mad TV, Aries brought a fresh, hip style to the already-edgy program from the third through the tenth season. The producers made full use of many of Aries’s talents by calling on him frequently to create new hilarious characters and write sketches. Some of the many recurring characters that Aries is famous for on the show include: Belma Buttons, Bill Cosby, Jesse Jackson, Mike Tyson, Walter (Crackheads), Reggie… Saturday, April 19, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.com.

ComedySportz Improv Theatre

ComedySportz Improv Theatre presents shows every Friday at 8:00 pm and Saturday at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm! ComedySportz is the worldwide sensation that is bringing hilarious, fast-paced, clean comedy to you. ComedySportz Richmond pits two teams, the Richmond Legends and the Virginia Hams, against each other in an improv battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot based off of your suggestions! The audience then votes for the winners. There is also a referee that calls the fouls and we even play the national anthem before each match. $10 with advance reservation, or $12 at the door! Call 266-9377 for reservations! http://www.comedysportzrichmond.com/. Sponsors: CTOWN. HIPP. RIC. Umbrella. VMFA. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 8906 West Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.comedysportzrichmond.com.

Richmond Raiders v. Harrisburg Stampede at Coliseum

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. Richmond Raiders - http://www.richmondraidersprofootball.com. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 501 N. 7th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondraidersprofootball.com.

DNA with One Truth at The National

Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:00 PM $10 ADV / $13 DOS Show Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/dna-with-one-truth with Strongbow, To Be Found. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

VCU Theatre presents "Arabian Nights" at Singleton Arts Center

Web - http://arts.vcu.edu/theatre/on-stage/ Written by Dominic Cooke • Directed by Gabriel Barre It is the wedding night in the palace of King Shahrayar. By morning the new Queen Shahrazad is to be put to death like all the young brides before her. But she has one gift that could save her – the gift of storytelling. A visually stunning production, Arabian Nights will magically transport you to Shahrazad’s imaginary world of Ali Baba, Sindbad the Sailor, secret sorceresses, singing trees, and wise talking birds. April 11 & 12 17-19 & 24-26 at 7:30 pm April 13, 20 & 27 at 3:00 pm • High School Matinees – April 22 & 23 at 10 am 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 19, 2014, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. 922 Park Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit arts.vcu.edu.

"A Streetcar Named Desire" at Firehouse Theater

APRIL 17 – MAY 17, 2014 PREVIEW NIGHT | APRIL 17 | SOLD OUT OPENING NIGHT | APRIL 18 Tennessee Williams’ iconic masterpiece follows the fading but still attractive southern belle Blanche DuBois as she arrives unexpectedly on the doorstep of her sister, Stella, and her brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski. Over the course of one hot, sultry New Orleans summer, Blanche’s fragile facade slowly crumbles as she meets her match in the rough-hewn and sensual Stanley, who sees through her and is determined to expose her. Info: http://www.firehousetheatre.org/a-streetcar-named-desire/. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

Richmond Shakespeare: "Wittenberg" at Triangle Theater

Wittenberg Trouble brews in the hallowed halls of Wittenberg U. circa 1517. Sparring professors Doctor Faustus and Reverend Martin Luther vie for the allegiance of their star pupil Prince Hamlet, who is struggling with his faith and his tennis game. Riotous, waggish, and clever as can be, Wittenberg mixes brilliant repartee with slapstick silliness as these nutty professors argue reason versus faith and ignore Hamlet’s back-to-school stress. Info & tickets - http://henleystreet.showare.com/default.asp. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1300 Altamont Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit henleystreet.showare.com.

Hypercolor, James Wallace and the Naked Light, and The Trillions at The Camel

Hypercolor, James Wallace and the Naked Light, and The Trillions. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 8:00 PM – Sunday, April 20, 2014, 12:00 AM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Sturgeon City at Ashland Coffee & Tea

$10 advance; $12 door. Sturgeon City attempts to pay homage to the classic voices of bluegrass, folk, jazz and blues traditions, whilst leaving their own indelible mark on each tune that they play. Each member of the band has a unique voice that is expressed in Sturgeon City’s original music, and their interpretations of classic tunes. The sum of their contributions is much greater than their value individually. Synergy baby. Stringband music. Website: http://www.sturgeoncity.com. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

Broadberry Opening Night w/ Silo Effect, Former Champions, The Polychrons, Former Champions

Sponsors: CTOWN. HIPP. RIC. Umbrella. VMFA. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 8:00 PM – Sunday, April 20, 2014, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad Street Richmond, VA.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: Riot! Dollar Machine + The Johnsons

Every Saturday at 8pm, The Coalition Theater presents killer longform improv comedy performed by two of their house teams. This week features Dollar Machine, The Johnsons and THE DREAM – where both teams join together to bring an audience member’s dream to life.DOLLAR MACHINEDollar Machine uses matching, crazy support, and their bodies to create a world you’ll have to be there to believe.THE JOHNSONSWe are the Johnsons. That makes us family. We may love, hate, fear and lust after one another, but we always support us. Our lineage stretches from the pre-premodial ooze to Earth IX of the OmniCom Galaxy, yet you know every one of us. We’re all Johnsons. http://rvacomedy.com/ FREE. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

Aries Spears at Funny Bone

Ever since Chicago native Aries Spears was 14 years old, he has been a force to be reckoned with in the comedy scene throughout America. His quick wit, charisma and ferociously aggressive style of comedy have earned him critical acclaim, high accolades, and above all, a busy schedule. From being a regular on Fox’s Mad TV, starring in feature films, appearing on a number of national talk shows, and continually touring the country with his stand-up, Aries’s talents are becoming recognized and appreciated throughout the entertainment industry. As a principal cast member on Fox’s hit sketch comedy show Mad TV, Aries brought a fresh, hip style to the already-edgy program from the third through the tenth season. The producers made full use of many of Aries’s talents by calling on him frequently to create new hilarious characters and write sketches. Some of the many recurring characters that Aries is famous for on the show include: Belma Buttons, Bill Cosby, Jesse Jackson, Mike Tyson, Walter (Crackheads), Reggie… Saturday, April 19, 2014, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.com.

ComedySportz Improv Theatre

ComedySportz Improv Theatre presents shows every Friday at 8:00 pm and Saturday at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm! ComedySportz is the worldwide sensation that is bringing hilarious, fast-paced, clean comedy to you. ComedySportz Richmond pits two teams, the Richmond Legends and the Virginia Hams, against each other in an improv battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot based off of your suggestions! The audience then votes for the winners. There is also a referee that calls the fouls and we even play the national anthem before each match. $10 with advance reservation, or $12 at the door! Call 266-9377 for reservations! http://www.comedysportzrichmond.com/. Sponsors: CTOWN. HIPP. RIC. Umbrella. VMFA. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM. 8906 West Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.comedysportzrichmond.com.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: Middle Management & Friends

http://rvacomedy.com/ $5. Join the Coalition’s veteran improvisers and 3-man team, Middle Management (Katie Holcomb, Matt Newman and David Pijor) as they invite some of their good friends to the stage for a night of unpredictable improv comedy. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

Japanese Dolls: Woodblock Prints by Kawase Hasui Opens at VMFA

APR 12, 2014 – JUL 20, 2014 Works on Paper Gallery Japanese woodblock artist Kawase Hasui (1883–1957) was primarily a landscape artist and rarely produced works featuring other subjects. However, in 1935 he designed a series of woodblock prints that focused on traditional Japanese dolls, including Imperial Palace dolls, known as gosho ningyo. That same year, the 24 ningyo prints in this series were published in an album entitled Japanese Dolls: Gosho Ningyo by Meiji-Shobo. The twelve prints on display at VMFA were selected from the album, donated by René and Carolyn Balcer. Sunday, April 20, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vmfa.state.va.us.

UR Lacrosse v. Jacksonville at Robins Stadium

Free. Free parking next to Robins Center. UR Lacrosse - http://www.richmondspiders.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=26800&SPID=91949&SPSID=629639. Sunday, April 20, 2014, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Campus Dr. Richmond, VA 23226. For more info visit www.richmondspiders.com.

Meet the Curator, Meet the Artifact at American Civil War Center

Sunday, April 20- 1:00pm & Saturday, May 17 - 12:00pm Throughout the year, artifacts in our In the Cause of Liberty exhibition change to showcase remarkable pieces that have been shared with us from private collections and renowned museums around the country. Randy Klemm, Curator for the American Civil War Center, is excited to share these remarkable pieces with you. Info: http://www.tredegar.org/. Sunday, April 20, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. 500 Tredegar St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.tredegar.org.

Easter on Parade on Monument Ave.

Free admission. The beloved Richmond tradition that showcases attendees “parading” up and down scenic Monument Avenue continues this year on the blocks between Allen and Davis Avenues. The event is produced by Venture Richmond. Each year more than 25,000 people converge upon the four-block site to celebrate the arrival of spring and the beauty of Monument Avenue, taking this once-a-year opportunity to stroll in the streets. Music, arts, crafts, children’s activities, food, balloon artistry, a petting zoo, and of course, people and pet watching are all part of the celebration. This is a parade of Richmonders. Admission is free. The highlight of the event promises to be the ever-popular Pet Bonnet and People Bonnet Showcases, held at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. respectively, on the Zayde R. Dotts Main Stage at Allen Avenue. Roving entertainment includes Jonathan Austin, More or Less Morris Dancers, a stilt walker and Peggy the Clown. Sunday, April 20, 2014, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Davis & Monument Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.venturerichmond.com.

Easter Weekend with Peter Rabbit at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Saturday, April 19 & Sunday, April 20, 2014 Included with Garden admission Peter Rabbit greets visitors and poses for photographs (both days 1 – 4 p.m.). Concert by the Richmond Concert Band on the lawn at Bloemendaal House (Saturday, 2 – 3 p.m.); Easter Brunch in the Tea House by reservation (Sunday). Join us for activites in the Children's Garden. Food is available for purchase in the Garden Cafe . Hop by the Garden Shop to see the latest spring merchandise! Info - http://www.lewisginter.org/events/event_detail.php?event_id=85. Sunday, April 20, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

VCU Theatre presents "Arabian Nights" at Singleton Arts Center

Web - http://arts.vcu.edu/theatre/on-stage/ Written by Dominic Cooke • Directed by Gabriel Barre It is the wedding night in the palace of King Shahrayar. By morning the new Queen Shahrazad is to be put to death like all the young brides before her. But she has one gift that could save her – the gift of storytelling. A visually stunning production, Arabian Nights will magically transport you to Shahrazad’s imaginary world of Ali Baba, Sindbad the Sailor, secret sorceresses, singing trees, and wise talking birds. April 11 & 12 17-19 & 24-26 at 7:30 pm April 13, 20 & 27 at 3:00 pm • High School Matinees – April 22 & 23 at 10 am 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 20, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM. 922 Park Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit arts.vcu.edu.

Black Girls and The Big Payback at The Camel

$7. Black Girls - http://www.blackgirlsband.com Big Payback James Brown Tribute - https://www.facebook.com/jbtributeband. Sunday, April 20, 2014, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

RVA Nosie Fest Day Three at Strange Matter

RVA Noise Fest - https://www.facebook.com/events/599728576770604 All shows are $5-$15 Suggested Donation Pre sale weekend passes available at Steady Sounds for $15. Sunday, April 20, 2014, 7:00 PM – Monday, April 21, 2014, 12:00 AM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.com.

Sunday @ The Canal at Canal Club

Willis Entertainment presents Sunday @ The Canal Music by DJ SIR RJ & DJ FOOT 10:00 doors 21 and up Tickets available at the door. Sunday, April 20, 2014, 10:00 PM – Monday, April 21, 2014, 12:00 AM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday, April 1 - October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Monday, April 21, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

Japanese Dolls: Woodblock Prints by Kawase Hasui Opens at VMFA

APR 12, 2014 – JUL 20, 2014 Works on Paper Gallery Japanese woodblock artist Kawase Hasui (1883–1957) was primarily a landscape artist and rarely produced works featuring other subjects. However, in 1935 he designed a series of woodblock prints that focused on traditional Japanese dolls, including Imperial Palace dolls, known as gosho ningyo. That same year, the 24 ningyo prints in this series were published in an album entitled Japanese Dolls: Gosho Ningyo by Meiji-Shobo. The twelve prints on display at VMFA were selected from the album, donated by René and Carolyn Balcer. Monday, April 21, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vmfa.state.va.us.

Spring Richmond Restaurant Week

Monday, April 21 – Sunday, April 27 http://richmondrestaurantweek.com Join 30+ local restaurants as we celebrate Richmond for being what it is--a great food town. Each time you go out to dinner at participating restaurants during Restaurant Week, you are contributing to the local economy and helping eliminate area hunger through our partnership with FeedMore. For those of you who don't know: Richmond Restaurant Week was founded by Acacia's very own Aline Reitzer when she found herself inundated with donation requests. Modeled after Restaurant Weeks in New York and other cities, Aline founded Richmond Restaurant Week to include a charity component. The Central Virginia Food Bank and Meals on Wheels were a natural partner from the beginning because their interest in food aligns closely with the restaurant industry. Area Chefs create a three-course price fixed menu following some basic guidelines and offer it up all week for $25.13 per person. On top of that dining deal, the restaurants take $2.13 fr… Monday, April 21, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Participating Restaurants Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondrestaurantweek.com.

Stage B Theatre Company presents "Slipping" at Firehouse

http://www.firehousetheatre.org/ April 21 & 22 Tickets: http://www.stagebtheatre.com/ Stage B Theatre Company produces edgy, contemporary work exposing the voices of Generation Y to the surrounding community. Stage B promises to strip plays down to the bones in order focus on ideas and themes rather then spectacle. As an extension of our collegiate theatrical training, Stage B is driven to take the next step by creating minimalistic theatre to expose the meaning and truth within the text. Beginning our third season, we are proud to announce a partnership with the Firehouse Theatre Project. Monday, April 21, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

Jung Funk at The Camel

Free. Jung Funk. Monday, April 21, 2014, 9:00 PM – Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 12:00 AM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

The RVA Big Band at Balliceaux

21+. Free. Monday, April 21, 2014, 10:00 PM – Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 12:00 AM. 203 N. Lombardy St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.balliceauxrva.com.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday, April 1 - October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

Japanese Dolls: Woodblock Prints by Kawase Hasui Opens at VMFA

APR 12, 2014 – JUL 20, 2014 Works on Paper Gallery Japanese woodblock artist Kawase Hasui (1883–1957) was primarily a landscape artist and rarely produced works featuring other subjects. However, in 1935 he designed a series of woodblock prints that focused on traditional Japanese dolls, including Imperial Palace dolls, known as gosho ningyo. That same year, the 24 ningyo prints in this series were published in an album entitled Japanese Dolls: Gosho Ningyo by Meiji-Shobo. The twelve prints on display at VMFA were selected from the album, donated by René and Carolyn Balcer. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vmfa.state.va.us.

VCU Theatre presents "Arabian Nights" at Singleton Arts Center

Web - http://arts.vcu.edu/theatre/on-stage/ Written by Dominic Cooke • Directed by Gabriel Barre It is the wedding night in the palace of King Shahrayar. By morning the new Queen Shahrazad is to be put to death like all the young brides before her. But she has one gift that could save her – the gift of storytelling. A visually stunning production, Arabian Nights will magically transport you to Shahrazad’s imaginary world of Ali Baba, Sindbad the Sailor, secret sorceresses, singing trees, and wise talking birds. April 11 & 12 17-19 & 24-26 at 7:30 pm April 13, 20 & 27 at 3:00 pm • High School Matinees – April 22 & 23 at 10 am 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 22, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM. 922 Park Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit arts.vcu.edu.

Spring Richmond Restaurant Week

Monday, April 21 – Sunday, April 27 http://richmondrestaurantweek.com Join 30+ local restaurants as we celebrate Richmond for being what it is--a great food town. Each time you go out to dinner at participating restaurants during Restaurant Week, you are contributing to the local economy and helping eliminate area hunger through our partnership with FeedMore. For those of you who don't know: Richmond Restaurant Week was founded by Acacia's very own Aline Reitzer when she found herself inundated with donation requests. Modeled after Restaurant Weeks in New York and other cities, Aline founded Richmond Restaurant Week to include a charity component. The Central Virginia Food Bank and Meals on Wheels were a natural partner from the beginning because their interest in food aligns closely with the restaurant industry. Area Chefs create a three-course price fixed menu following some basic guidelines and offer it up all week for $25.13 per person. On top of that dining deal, the restaurants take $2.13 fr… Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Participating Restaurants Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondrestaurantweek.com.

The Songwriter’s Showdown – Round 9 at Ashland Coffee & Tea

number 9… number 9… number 9… Join us for a night of original song… Round 9 begins!!! Sign up is in advance, complete rules can be found on our “Showdown” tab. http://ashlandcoffeeandtea.com/info/showdown $5. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

Stage B Theatre Company presents "Slipping" at Firehouse

http://www.firehousetheatre.org/ April 21 & 22 Tickets: http://www.stagebtheatre.com/ Stage B Theatre Company produces edgy, contemporary work exposing the voices of Generation Y to the surrounding community. Stage B promises to strip plays down to the bones in order focus on ideas and themes rather then spectacle. As an extension of our collegiate theatrical training, Stage B is driven to take the next step by creating minimalistic theatre to expose the meaning and truth within the text. Beginning our third season, we are proud to announce a partnership with the Firehouse Theatre Project. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

EQ presents Dopapod at Canal Club

8:00 doors $7.00/$10.00 EQ presents Dopapod - https://www.facebook.com/dopapod With no regard towards towards stylistic boundaries, the sound that emerges from Dopapod both live and in the studio is as varied and diverse as the many influences that they adapt from. Their approach and commitment to complementing a distinct genre bending sound to top-notch musicianship has set them apart from many of their contemporaries and keeps music lovers eagerly returning to shows. Dopapod has been touring nationally playing 150+ shows a year for the last three years. Their rigorous tour schedule has seen the young, yet seasoned group make appearances at numerous festivals including Rootwire, Gathering of the Vibes, Bonnaroo, Mountain Jam, Burning Man, Bear Creek, The Big Up, Camp Bisco, and more. Their electric live showcase has been cultivating a fast growing and loyal fan base. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 9:00 PM – Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 12:00 AM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

Singer Songwriter Showcase at The Camel

Come out for another showcase featuring smashing Richmond acts It will start right at 8:30pm so don't be late! Sets will be 20 minutes each with some give and take and as always, its FREE!!! Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 9:00 PM – Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 12:00 AM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

The Coathangers, The Audacity, The Nervous Ticks at Strange Matter

THE COATHANGERS, THE AUDACITY, THE NERVOUS TICKS & THE AR-KAICS 9PM Doors | $10 Cover | 18+ FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/210771399123907. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 9:00 PM – Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 12:00 AM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.com.

Those Manic Seas at Balliceaux

21+. Free. http://www.thosemanicseas.com Those Manic Seas is a three piece band that attempts to push the boundaries of what a rock band should be. The band hails from Richmond, Virginia and combines elements of post-rock and shoegaze in order to create unique songs that leave the entire audience dancing. Those Manic Seas released their self-titled EP in September of 2011 capping off a 2 year recording process. A process, that while gratifying and worthwhile, caused a lineup and a name change. Shortly after, the band went on tour to Texas and played SXSW. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 9:30 PM – Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 12:00 AM. 203 N. Lombardy St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.balliceauxrva.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… Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM. 9525 Deep Bottom Rd. Henrico, VA. For more info visit discoverthejames.com.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday, April 1 - October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

Japanese Dolls: Woodblock Prints by Kawase Hasui Opens at VMFA

APR 12, 2014 – JUL 20, 2014 Works on Paper Gallery Japanese woodblock artist Kawase Hasui (1883–1957) was primarily a landscape artist and rarely produced works featuring other subjects. However, in 1935 he designed a series of woodblock prints that focused on traditional Japanese dolls, including Imperial Palace dolls, known as gosho ningyo. That same year, the 24 ningyo prints in this series were published in an album entitled Japanese Dolls: Gosho Ningyo by Meiji-Shobo. The twelve prints on display at VMFA were selected from the album, donated by René and Carolyn Balcer. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vmfa.state.va.us.

VCU Theatre presents "Arabian Nights" at Singleton Arts Center

Web - http://arts.vcu.edu/theatre/on-stage/ Written by Dominic Cooke • Directed by Gabriel Barre It is the wedding night in the palace of King Shahrayar. By morning the new Queen Shahrazad is to be put to death like all the young brides before her. But she has one gift that could save her – the gift of storytelling. A visually stunning production, Arabian Nights will magically transport you to Shahrazad’s imaginary world of Ali Baba, Sindbad the Sailor, secret sorceresses, singing trees, and wise talking birds. April 11 & 12 17-19 & 24-26 at 7:30 pm April 13, 20 & 27 at 3:00 pm • High School Matinees – April 22 & 23 at 10 am 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 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM. 922 Park Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit arts.vcu.edu.

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… Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 9525 Deep Bottom Rd. Henrico, VA. For more info visit discoverthejames.com.

Spring Richmond Restaurant Week

Monday, April 21 – Sunday, April 27 http://richmondrestaurantweek.com Join 30+ local restaurants as we celebrate Richmond for being what it is--a great food town. Each time you go out to dinner at participating restaurants during Restaurant Week, you are contributing to the local economy and helping eliminate area hunger through our partnership with FeedMore. For those of you who don't know: Richmond Restaurant Week was founded by Acacia's very own Aline Reitzer when she found herself inundated with donation requests. Modeled after Restaurant Weeks in New York and other cities, Aline founded Richmond Restaurant Week to include a charity component. The Central Virginia Food Bank and Meals on Wheels were a natural partner from the beginning because their interest in food aligns closely with the restaurant industry. Area Chefs create a three-course price fixed menu following some basic guidelines and offer it up all week for $25.13 per person. On top of that dining deal, the restaurants take $2.13 fr… Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Participating Restaurants Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondrestaurantweek.com.

Dirty Paws CD Release Party w/ The Kindling Kind and Riley Kerns & the Reckless at The Camel

$5. Dirty Paws - http://dirtypaws.bandcamp.com/ w/ The Kindling Kind - https://www.facebook.com/thekindlingkind Riley Kerns & the Reckless - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Riley-Kerns/487011808030312. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

John Morgan at Funny Bone

When trying to come up with the best way of describing comedian John Morgan, the phrase "Ragin` Cajun" comes to mind. Most likely that`s because this is how he's often addressed, but a nickname like that isn`t just given out, it has to be earned. A native of Louisiana, Morgan is a southern boy who`s got a lot to say about his home region. He does so with an easy rapport, straight shooting southern charm, and an outrageous amount of comic energy. The "Ragin` Cajun`s" physical antics on stage are like a 5 year old after a 6-pack of Red Bull! He`ll have you howlin` "HOOOWEEE, he`s good!" You`ve seen him on HBO, Showtime and MTV...now see this red-hot chili pepper live! Wednesday - 7:30 PM - $15.00 Thursday - 7:30 PM - $15.00 Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $17.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM 9:30 PM - $17.00 Sunday - 7:00 PM - $15.00. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybonecentral.com.

"Wicked" at Landmark Theater

Apr 23 - May 4 , 2014 Presented by Broadway In Richmond $43-$83 http://www.wickedthemusical.com/ Back by “Popular” demand. Variety calls WICKED “a cultural phenomenon,” and every time it plays Richmond, it breaks box office records. Winner of over 50 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, WICKED is “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” (The New York Times). Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One – born with emerald green skin – is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for “the most complete – and completely satisfying – new musical in a long time” (USA Today). Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. 6 N. Laurel St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.landmarktheater.net.

Indigo Girls at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM TICKETS ON SALE FEBRUARY 7 AT 10AM $20 ADV / $25 DOS (Floor) | $25 Reserved Seat Balcony Show Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/indigo-girls. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

JP Harris & The Tough Choices at Balliceaux

$5. JP Harris & The Tough Choices - http://www.reverbnation.com/thetoughchoices You thought country music ain't what it used to be. Think again. J.P. Harris and The Tough Choices have been resurrecting the ghosts of a time when real, hardcore Honky Tonk ruled the airwaves; before the words "pop" or "new" ever met the word "country." Leaving home at the young age of 14, J.P. Harris has lived the songs HE writes for well over a decade, getting his start around fires in sheep-herding camps in the southwest and hobo jungles across the country. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM. 203 N. Lombardy St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.balliceauxrva.com.

Enabler at Strange Matter

ENABLER - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Enabler/119141961439364 & MORE TBA 9PM Doors | 18+. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 9:00 PM – Thursday, April 24, 2014, 12:00 AM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.com.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday, April 1 - October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

"Into that Darkness Peering" Exhibit Opens at Poe Museum

From April 24 until June 22, the Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia will host a special exhibit of Poe-inspired artwork by ten of the world’s leading painters including Richard Thomas Scott, Melinda Borysevicz, Jeff Markowsky, Brian Busch, Chris Semtner, Charles Philip Brooks, Anelecia Hannah, Christine Sajecki, Jude Harzer, and Adrienne Stein. Each artist in this diverse group of painters has taken up the challenge of interpreting the passage from Poe’s immortal poem, “The Raven,” which reads, “Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before…”. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1914 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.poemuseum.org.

"Shrek" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

March 14 – April 27, 2014 Come along on an irreverent musical romp based on the Academy Award-winning film. We've got a hero who's green and stinky, a donkey who never shuts up, and a princess who puts the i in feisty. Richmond talents Jason Marks and Aly Wepplo (whom we loved in Seussical!) bring the regional premiere of Shrek to life, as our favorite swampland ogre saves Princess Fiona and wins her love. This musical extravaganza will blow your socks off. Length: 2 hours (with intermission) Suggested for ages 4 and up. Even adults and older kids love SHREK! $30. http://va-rep.org/show_shrek.html. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Wicked" at Landmark Theater

Apr 23 - May 4 , 2014 Presented by Broadway In Richmond $43-$83 http://www.wickedthemusical.com/ Back by “Popular” demand. Variety calls WICKED “a cultural phenomenon,” and every time it plays Richmond, it breaks box office records. Winner of over 50 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, WICKED is “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” (The New York Times). Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One – born with emerald green skin – is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for “the most complete – and completely satisfying – new musical in a long time” (USA Today). Thursday, April 24, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 6 N. Laurel St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.landmarktheater.net.

Hardywood Twilight 4 Miler

It's that time of year again! The Hardywood Twilight 4 Miler, Presented by Shake & Bake Sports! Participants will run a 4 mile course which begins and ends at the brewery. The after party will feature local food trucks and a live set of Alt. Country/Americana/Folk Rock from Richmond's own Exebelle & The Rusted Cavalcade! Head over to http://twilight4miler.com/ or check out the Facebook page (link below) for more information on the race, the party and registration for the 2014 event on April 24th! Entrance fee is $26/person through January 31st. For more information on Shake & Bake Sports, visit https://www.facebook.com/ShakeBakeSports?fref=ts For more information on Exebelle and the Rusted Cavalcade, visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Exebelle-The-Rusted-Cavalcade/106994704416 Click here to view Facebook Event Page https://www.facebook.com/events/1426544670909442/. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

Spring Richmond Restaurant Week

Monday, April 21 – Sunday, April 27 http://richmondrestaurantweek.com Join 30+ local restaurants as we celebrate Richmond for being what it is--a great food town. Each time you go out to dinner at participating restaurants during Restaurant Week, you are contributing to the local economy and helping eliminate area hunger through our partnership with FeedMore. For those of you who don't know: Richmond Restaurant Week was founded by Acacia's very own Aline Reitzer when she found herself inundated with donation requests. Modeled after Restaurant Weeks in New York and other cities, Aline founded Richmond Restaurant Week to include a charity component. The Central Virginia Food Bank and Meals on Wheels were a natural partner from the beginning because their interest in food aligns closely with the restaurant industry. Area Chefs create a three-course price fixed menu following some basic guidelines and offer it up all week for $25.13 per person. On top of that dining deal, the restaurants take $2.13 fr… Thursday, April 24, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Participating Restaurants Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondrestaurantweek.com.

Hardywood Food Truck Court

We're kicking off the season with a mix of 16 new and favorite local gourmet mobile food vendors, with many more carts on rotation in the weeks to come. Enjoy our line up of seasonal craft beers to pair with eclectic tacos, wood-fired pizza, authentic French crepes, handmade ice cream, Cajun street food, traditional Mediterranean kabobs and more. Hardywood Food Truck Court runs from 5:30-9pm every Thursday through the season and is a family friendly environment. All ages are welcome at the brewery. Virginia ABC law prohibits bringing outside alcoholic beverages on-site, and underage drinking will be strictly prohibited. FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/681240638580676/?source=1 Info - http://www.hardywood.com/content/hardywood-food-truck-court-1. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

April UNhappy Hour at Poe Museum

Have a poetic experience in the Poe Museum's legendary Enchanted Garden with an after-work Unhappy Hour. This will be the first Unhappy Hour of 2014 and the opening of the new exhibit "Into that Darkness Peering." Enjoy live music, performances, games, and a cash bar for just $5. Live Music by: Hotel X http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotel_X https://myspace.com/hotelx/music/songs Film screening of "The Old Stone House" by Christine Stoddard. http://www.poemuseum.org. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 1914 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.poemuseum.org.

Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown at Richmond International Raceway

For the third year in a row, Richmond International Raceway and hometown favorite Denny Hamlin are teaming up to host the sixth annual Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown at America's Premier Short Track on Thursday, April 25. The race, which typically features a dozen NASCAR drivers and celebrities battling on the ¾-mile track with some of the best local Late Model Stock Car drivers, will serve as a fundraiser for the Denny Hamlin Cystic Fibrosis Research Lab at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. The 75-lap, Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown starts at approximately 8:30 p.m. Thursday's ticket includes both the BLUE OX 100 and the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown. All seats General Admission $25 Kids 12 and under are free with a ticketed adult Thursday pit passes $15. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 600 E. Laburnum Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rir.com.

Frank Coleman and Chris Fuller at Ashland Coffee & Tea

$5 door. 2 of the area’s most respected and loved musicians gather together fo. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

Turnover, Centerfolds, and Winning the Losers Bracket at The Camel

$10. Turnover - http://turnovermusic.com/ with Centerfolds, and Winning the Losers Bracket. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

RVA Has Talent Unplugged at the Hippodrome

RVAHT Unplugged is an Open Mic and networking event for all performing arts and Artist. The event takes place in the beautiful SpeakEasy Lounge in the Hippodrome Complex. Couple that with an amazing three piece band that can play with pretty much anyone! No tracks allowed, we challenge all Artist and audiences to participate in an unplugged adventure! Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 528 N. 2nd St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit hippodromerichmond.com.

John Morgan at Funny Bone

When trying to come up with the best way of describing comedian John Morgan, the phrase "Ragin` Cajun" comes to mind. Most likely that`s because this is how he's often addressed, but a nickname like that isn`t just given out, it has to be earned. A native of Louisiana, Morgan is a southern boy who`s got a lot to say about his home region. He does so with an easy rapport, straight shooting southern charm, and an outrageous amount of comic energy. The "Ragin` Cajun`s" physical antics on stage are like a 5 year old after a 6-pack of Red Bull! He`ll have you howlin` "HOOOWEEE, he`s good!" You`ve seen him on HBO, Showtime and MTV...now see this red-hot chili pepper live! Wednesday - 7:30 PM - $15.00 Thursday - 7:30 PM - $15.00 Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $17.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM 9:30 PM - $17.00 Sunday - 7:00 PM - $15.00. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybonecentral.com.

"Wicked" at Landmark Theater

Apr 23 - May 4 , 2014 Presented by Broadway In Richmond $43-$83 http://www.wickedthemusical.com/ Back by “Popular” demand. Variety calls WICKED “a cultural phenomenon,” and every time it plays Richmond, it breaks box office records. Winner of over 50 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, WICKED is “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” (The New York Times). Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One – born with emerald green skin – is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for “the most complete – and completely satisfying – new musical in a long time” (USA Today). Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. 6 N. Laurel St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.landmarktheater.net.

VCU Theatre presents "Arabian Nights" at Singleton Arts Center

Web - http://arts.vcu.edu/theatre/on-stage/ Written by Dominic Cooke • Directed by Gabriel Barre It is the wedding night in the palace of King Shahrayar. By morning the new Queen Shahrazad is to be put to death like all the young brides before her. But she has one gift that could save her – the gift of storytelling. A visually stunning production, Arabian Nights will magically transport you to Shahrazad’s imaginary world of Ali Baba, Sindbad the Sailor, secret sorceresses, singing trees, and wise talking birds. April 11 & 12 17-19 & 24-26 at 7:30 pm April 13, 20 & 27 at 3:00 pm • High School Matinees – April 22 & 23 at 10 am 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 24, 2014, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. 922 Park Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit arts.vcu.edu.

"Other Desert Cities" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

April 24 – May 18, 2014 In a searing, new hit comedy by the creator of TV’s Brothers & Sisters, Brooke Wyeth returns home to celebrate the holidays with her politically influential family, but when she reveals her plan to publish a tell-all memoir, the fireworks ignite. Smartly written, with mystery and razor sharp wit, Other Desert Cities was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and received five Tony Award nominations, including Best Play. "All family reunions should be this satisfying." - The New York Times Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_other_desert.html. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

EQ presents The Movement at Canal Club

The Movement - http://www.themovementvibe.com/ Hailing from Columbia, South Carolina, the reggae-rock group The Movement was formed in 2004 by a trio of Sublime and Pixies fans. with Among Criminals 8:00 doors $10.00/$12.00. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 8:00 PM – Friday, April 25, 2014, 12:00 AM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: Sweatlist: Stand-Up Open Mic

Pay-What-You-Can Richmond is full of fantastic stand-up comics and on almost any night of the week you can head out to a local show and see some of the best sets on the east coast. BUT…what if YOU got to determine what topics the comics would joke on once they hit the stage? Come on out and watch as local stand-ups throw out their set list and pick up The Sweatlist. http://rvacomedy.com/ FREE. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

Nickelus F & More at Strange Matter

STUDENT HIP-HOP ORGANIZATION PRESENTS NICKELUS F & MORE TBA 9PM Doors | $7 in Advance // $10 Day of Show | 18+ FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/1435415240034349. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 9:00 PM – Friday, April 25, 2014, 12:00 AM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.com.

Twangtown Thursdays at Balliceaux w/ Red Light Rodeo & Alison Self

21+. Free. FB - https://www.facebook.com/TwangtownThursdays. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 9:00 PM – Friday, April 25, 2014, 12:00 AM. 203 N. Lombardy St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.balliceauxrva.com.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday, April 1 - October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

Fire! Rifle Musket Program at American Civil War Center

Learn how a Civil War soldier trained and fought with the rifle musket. Join a costumed historical interpreter for a discussion and demonstration of the primary infantry weapon of the American Civil War. Program includes a blank, black powder firing. Tickets - http://www.tredegar.org/. Friday, April 25, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. 500 Tredegar St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.tredegar.org.

Beers & Banjos: Kind Stranger (Irish Folk Music) at The Camel

Free. Beers & Banjos: Kind Stranger (Irish Folk Music). Friday, April 25, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Shakesbeer at Bardywood, Part Three: Send in the Clowns at Hardywood

Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare! Join us on April 25th, as Bard Unbound sends in the clowns to celebrate the 450th anniversary of the Bard. The night begins with a live set from Hannah Marie and the Bearded Ladies at 5PM! Enjoy some great music to help lighten the mood as we prepare to enjoy some silly Shakespeare! Come raise a glass, have your cake and eat it too, and laugh at the antics of some of Shakespeare's funniest characters performing in our warehouse...up close and personal! Delight in the silliness of Bottom and Dogberry, enjoy the stand up comedy of Launce and his dog, witness the Gravedigger's discovery of laughs even in the midst of tragedy and much much more. Even YOU can get in on the laughs, with Insult Idol - a Shakespeare insult contest conducted at intermission! No white faces or red noses here; Only the clowns, a food truck and Hardywood beer! The tasting room opens at 4PM, with Olio Cart VCU serving up gourmet sandwiches all night! Enjoy live music from Hannah Marie a… Friday, April 25, 2014, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

Spring Richmond Restaurant Week

Monday, April 21 – Sunday, April 27 http://richmondrestaurantweek.com Join 30+ local restaurants as we celebrate Richmond for being what it is--a great food town. Each time you go out to dinner at participating restaurants during Restaurant Week, you are contributing to the local economy and helping eliminate area hunger through our partnership with FeedMore. For those of you who don't know: Richmond Restaurant Week was founded by Acacia's very own Aline Reitzer when she found herself inundated with donation requests. Modeled after Restaurant Weeks in New York and other cities, Aline founded Richmond Restaurant Week to include a charity component. The Central Virginia Food Bank and Meals on Wheels were a natural partner from the beginning because their interest in food aligns closely with the restaurant industry. Area Chefs create a three-course price fixed menu following some basic guidelines and offer it up all week for $25.13 per person. On top of that dining deal, the restaurants take $2.13 fr… Friday, April 25, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Participating Restaurants Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondrestaurantweek.com.

"Shrek" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

March 14 – April 27, 2014 Come along on an irreverent musical romp based on the Academy Award-winning film. We've got a hero who's green and stinky, a donkey who never shuts up, and a princess who puts the i in feisty. Richmond talents Jason Marks and Aly Wepplo (whom we loved in Seussical!) bring the regional premiere of Shrek to life, as our favorite swampland ogre saves Princess Fiona and wins her love. This musical extravaganza will blow your socks off. Length: 2 hours (with intermission) Suggested for ages 4 and up. Even adults and older kids love SHREK! $30. http://va-rep.org/show_shrek.html. Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

NASCAR Nationwide Series 250 at Richmond International Raceway

One of the best values in NASCAR is short track racing "under the lights" on a Friday night at Richmond. The Virginia 529 College Savings 250 pits young up-and-comers, as well as wily veterans and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars, all battling around the ¾-mile D-shaped oval. With children 12 and under admitted free with a ticketed adult in general admission sections, Friday is a great night to bring out the whole family. Friday's ticket includes practice and pole qualifying for both the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series. Advance general admission tickets are $30. Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 600 E. Laburnum Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rir.com.

Flying Squirrels v. New Britain (VCU Mini Basketball Giveaway)

VCU Mini Basketball Giveaway 2,000 All Ages VCU Jersey Auction Proceeds benefiting Paul Keyes Memorial Scholarship Fund. Tickets $7-11. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:05 PM – 10:05 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

John Morgan at Funny Bone

When trying to come up with the best way of describing comedian John Morgan, the phrase "Ragin` Cajun" comes to mind. Most likely that`s because this is how he's often addressed, but a nickname like that isn`t just given out, it has to be earned. A native of Louisiana, Morgan is a southern boy who`s got a lot to say about his home region. He does so with an easy rapport, straight shooting southern charm, and an outrageous amount of comic energy. The "Ragin` Cajun`s" physical antics on stage are like a 5 year old after a 6-pack of Red Bull! He`ll have you howlin` "HOOOWEEE, he`s good!" You`ve seen him on HBO, Showtime and MTV...now see this red-hot chili pepper live! Wednesday - 7:30 PM - $15.00 Thursday - 7:30 PM - $15.00 Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $17.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM 9:30 PM - $17.00 Sunday - 7:00 PM - $15.00. Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybonecentral.com.

VCU Theatre presents "Arabian Nights" at Singleton Arts Center

Web - http://arts.vcu.edu/theatre/on-stage/ Written by Dominic Cooke • Directed by Gabriel Barre It is the wedding night in the palace of King Shahrayar. By morning the new Queen Shahrazad is to be put to death like all the young brides before her. But she has one gift that could save her – the gift of storytelling. A visually stunning production, Arabian Nights will magically transport you to Shahrazad’s imaginary world of Ali Baba, Sindbad the Sailor, secret sorceresses, singing trees, and wise talking birds. April 11 & 12 17-19 & 24-26 at 7:30 pm April 13, 20 & 27 at 3:00 pm • High School Matinees – April 22 & 23 at 10 am 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 25, 2014, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. 922 Park Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit arts.vcu.edu.

"A Streetcar Named Desire" at Firehouse Theater

APRIL 17 – MAY 17, 2014 PREVIEW NIGHT | APRIL 17 | SOLD OUT OPENING NIGHT | APRIL 18 Tennessee Williams’ iconic masterpiece follows the fading but still attractive southern belle Blanche DuBois as she arrives unexpectedly on the doorstep of her sister, Stella, and her brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski. Over the course of one hot, sultry New Orleans summer, Blanche’s fragile facade slowly crumbles as she meets her match in the rough-hewn and sensual Stanley, who sees through her and is determined to expose her. Info: http://www.firehousetheatre.org/a-streetcar-named-desire/. Friday, April 25, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

"Other Desert Cities" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

April 24 – May 18, 2014 In a searing, new hit comedy by the creator of TV’s Brothers & Sisters, Brooke Wyeth returns home to celebrate the holidays with her politically influential family, but when she reveals her plan to publish a tell-all memoir, the fireworks ignite. Smartly written, with mystery and razor sharp wit, Other Desert Cities was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and received five Tony Award nominations, including Best Play. "All family reunions should be this satisfying." - The New York Times Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_other_desert.html. Friday, April 25, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Acid Mothers, Temple, Perhaps w/ Caves Caverns, Mutwawa at Strange Matter

ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE, PERHAPS WITH CAVES CAVERNS + MUTWAWA(RVA COLLABORATIVE SET) 8PM Doors | $12 Cover | 18+ FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/196382430559828. Friday, April 25, 2014, 8:00 PM – Saturday, April 26, 2014, 12:00 AM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.com.

Robyn Ludwick & Bill Chambers at Ashland Coffee & Tea

$12 advance; $15 door. Bill Chambers and Robyn Ludwick come from two of the most influential music families in roots and Americana music. [Ludwick, is the younger sister to Bruce and Charlie Robison and sister-in-law to Kelly Willis and Chambers is the father of Kasey Chambers.] They continue to blaze new trails as music innovators and prolific singer-songwriters. Bill and Robyn found a strong kinship and connection not just because of their similar backgrounds, but because of the music that made them the artists they had become. It was inevitable that Bill and Robyn began writing together. So came the idea of bringing that Australian-Texan collaboration to the writing and recording process and they did so by recording and self-producing their first Duet CD, half in Australia and half in Texas. “The songs that we are writing are so strong that it made us realize that there was real magic in this merging of identities and cultures.” Ludwick added. Website:http://www.robynludwick.com. Friday, April 25, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

Women Who Rock RVA-Series 1 at Canal Club

7:00 doors $8.00/$10.00 Women Who Rock RVA-Series 1 with: VooDoo Dolls - https://www.facebook.com/VDollsBand Vexine - https://www.facebook.com/vexine Downbeat Switch - https://www.facebook.com/downbeatswitch The Killing Daylights - https://www.facebook.com/thekillingdaylights. Friday, April 25, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

"Wicked" at Landmark Theater

Apr 23 - May 4 , 2014 Presented by Broadway In Richmond $43-$83 http://www.wickedthemusical.com/ Back by “Popular” demand. Variety calls WICKED “a cultural phenomenon,” and every time it plays Richmond, it breaks box office records. Winner of over 50 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, WICKED is “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” (The New York Times). Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One – born with emerald green skin – is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for “the most complete – and completely satisfying – new musical in a long time” (USA Today). Friday, April 25, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 6 N. Laurel St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.landmarktheater.net.

VCU Dance Spring Senior Project at Grace Street Theater

http://arts.vcu.edu/dance Friday & Saturday, April 25 & 26, 2014 $15/$10 students The Senior Project concert serves as a capstone experience in both performance and choreography for graduating Dance majors. Friday, April 25, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 934 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit arts.vcu.edu.

ComedySportz Improv Theatre

ComedySportz Improv Theatre presents shows every Friday at 8:00 pm and Saturday at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm! ComedySportz is the worldwide sensation that is bringing hilarious, fast-paced, clean comedy to you. ComedySportz Richmond pits two teams, the Richmond Legends and the Virginia Hams, against each other in an improv battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot based off of your suggestions! The audience then votes for the winners. There is also a referee that calls the fouls and we even play the national anthem before each match. $10 with advance reservation, or $12 at the door! Call 266-9377 for reservations! http://www.comedysportzrichmond.com/. Sponsors: CTOWN. HIPP. RIC. Umbrella. VMFA. Friday, April 25, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8906 West Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.comedysportzrichmond.com.

Richmond Comedy Coalition Richmond Famous: Andy Deane of Bella Morte

The Coalition’s improvised monthly show series, Richmond Famous, features live and totally unscripted comedy, created on the spot and inspired by the true stories of some of RVA’s most interesting people.This month, we welcome Andy Deane of Bella Morte to the Coalition stage! ABOUT OUR GUEST Andy Deane is vocalist for Bella Morte, a Charlottesville, VA based gothic band that in 1996. Bella Morte sings songs of love and loss, hope and despair. Combining driving electronics, graveyard ballads, emotive storytelling, and powerful guitar riffs, Bella Morte have developed a distinctive style embraced by legions of fans around the world. Melancholy and hopeful at once… http://rvacomedy.com/ $10. Friday, April 25, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

Bio Ritmo at The Camel

Bio Ritmo: http://www.bioritmo.com 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. Friday, April 25, 2014, 9:00 PM – Saturday, April 26, 2014, 12:00 AM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecamel.org.

John Morgan at Funny Bone

When trying to come up with the best way of describing comedian John Morgan, the phrase "Ragin` Cajun" comes to mind. Most likely that`s because this is how he's often addressed, but a nickname like that isn`t just given out, it has to be earned. A native of Louisiana, Morgan is a southern boy who`s got a lot to say about his home region. He does so with an easy rapport, straight shooting southern charm, and an outrageous amount of comic energy. The "Ragin` Cajun`s" physical antics on stage are like a 5 year old after a 6-pack of Red Bull! He`ll have you howlin` "HOOOWEEE, he`s good!" You`ve seen him on HBO, Showtime and MTV...now see this red-hot chili pepper live! Wednesday - 7:30 PM - $15.00 Thursday - 7:30 PM - $15.00 Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $17.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM 9:30 PM - $17.00 Sunday - 7:00 PM - $15.00. Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybonecentral.com.

The Hi-Steps at Balliceaux

21+. $5. The Hi-Steps The band, Hi-Steps, is a 60's and 70's Soul Music revue brought to you by a collaboration of Richmond based musicians who were inspired by their love and enjoyment of this music. Bringing the hits and the the hits you didn't know about this night of music is about Partying, Dancing, and Love! Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:00 PM – Saturday, April 26, 2014, 12:00 AM. 203 N. Lombardy St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.balliceauxrva.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 26, 2014, 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM. 9525 Deep Bottom Rd. Henrico, VA. For more info visit discoverthejames.com.

30th Annual Herbs Galore & More at Maymont

Put on your gardening shoes, grab your little red wagon and come out to the Marketplace on the Lawn for everyone’s favorite gardening extravaganza! Find more than 50 plant and craft vendors from the mid-Atlantic region selling herbs, annuals, perennials, heirloom plants, vegetables, trees, herbal cosmetics, garden ornaments, delicious food and other related products. Check out our “Meet the Expert” speaker series – free with admission – highlighting a variety of topics for the gardening novice to the seasoned pro. $3 fee for Marketplace/free for members. Click here for more information, or call 804-358-7166, ext. 310. https://www.maymont.org/herbsgalore. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 1800 Hampton St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.maymont.org.

36th Ashland Railroad Run

One of Central Virginia’s longest running road races, the certified 10K race is a favorite among road runners from across Virginia and the region. More than 500 runners can be expected to participate in various Railroad Run events. Click for full details and registration - http://hanoverarts.org The popular race features a picturesque, flat course through the historic railroad Town of Ashland. A special commemorative souvenir will mark the 35th running of the race. Other events include a 5K Fun Run/Walk and a 1 Mile Kid’s Fun run for ages 3 – 12. During the race, an eco-friendly “Green Fair” on the Hanover Arts and Activity Center lawn will feature organizations and vendors focused on environmental sustainability. As a U.S. Track and Field certified 10K course, the Railroad Run will feature chip timing, which ensures that each runner’s time is based on the certified course distance. A USATF-certified course means the course distance has been certified for accuracy. Courses must be certified for… Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday, April 1 - October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

Japanese Dolls: Woodblock Prints by Kawase Hasui Opens at VMFA

APR 12, 2014 – JUL 20, 2014 Works on Paper Gallery Japanese woodblock artist Kawase Hasui (1883–1957) was primarily a landscape artist and rarely produced works featuring other subjects. However, in 1935 he designed a series of woodblock prints that focused on traditional Japanese dolls, including Imperial Palace dolls, known as gosho ningyo. That same year, the 24 ningyo prints in this series were published in an album entitled Japanese Dolls: Gosho Ningyo by Meiji-Shobo. The twelve prints on display at VMFA were selected from the album, donated by René and Carolyn Balcer. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vmfa.state.va.us.

Historic Garden Week: Ashland - Western Hanover

Conveniently located minutes from Short Pump, this house and garden tour of Western Hanover and the Rockville area offers something for everyone: horse farms built in 1890 with new additions, a log cabin built in the 1700s, a working farm with a brick manor built in 1974 that includes a classic car collection, boulders from an ancient ridge of volcanoes that runs from North Carolina, magnificent hardwood shade trees, beautiful gardens, and more. Hanover Master Gardeners will be available in designated gardens to answer questions. The Cochrane Rockville Branch of the Pumunkey Regional Library is offering a "Parents Morning Out In The Garden" program complimentary to Historic Garden Week ticket holders during this tour. The garden themed children's program will include games, stories, crafts, lunch and a movie. It runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact Ann C. Palmore (804) 752-6630 or defazio208@comcast.net. Info: http://www.vagardenweek.org/tours-details.cfm?TourID=104. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.vagardenweek.org.

History Hounds Explore Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Dogs are invited to join their owners for this walking tour of Hollywood Cemetery, in partnership with the Richmond SPCA. Dogs must have current shots, mix well with others and remain on a leash. Owners are responsible for water and cleaning up after their dogs. $15 per person. Reservations are required. Space is limited. On-street parking. This tour is presented as part of the Richmond History Tours program, a service of the Valentine Richmond History Center. We offer a full schedule of walking and bus tours of city neighborhoods, waterways, parks, retail districts, historic sites and battlefields. Led by a trained master guide, a Richmond History Tour is the best way to experience the city's rich past, present and future. Reservations: (804) 649-0711 x301 or purchase online. http://www.richmondhistorycenter.com/node/273. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Cherry and Albemarle Sts. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

"Shrek" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

March 14 – April 27, 2014 Come along on an irreverent musical romp based on the Academy Award-winning film. We've got a hero who's green and stinky, a donkey who never shuts up, and a princess who puts the i in feisty. Richmond talents Jason Marks and Aly Wepplo (whom we loved in Seussical!) bring the regional premiere of Shrek to life, as our favorite swampland ogre saves Princess Fiona and wins her love. This musical extravaganza will blow your socks off. Length: 2 hours (with intermission) Suggested for ages 4 and up. Even adults and older kids love SHREK! $30. http://va-rep.org/show_shrek.html. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Earth Day Richmond Festival at Farmers' Market

Now in its 21st year, central Virginia’s largest and longest-running Earth Day Celebration returns to the historic 17th Street Farmers’ Market in the heart of downtown Richmond. Sign up for the EarthCraft 5k Race Without a Trace beforehand, and then enjoy more than a hundred environmentally friendly earth-conscious vendors, interactive children’s area, local food, Richmond craft beer, and live music from the Richmond Youth Jazz Guild, My Darling Fury, and Goldrush. This is one of the biggest and best events on the RVA spring calendar! Come join the Richmond community in Shockoe Bottom as we learn about and celebrate the local resources that make our world a more sustainable place to live. More: http://www.earthdayrichmond.org. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1700 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.earthdayrichmond.org.

Titan Jazz and Art Festival

Trinity’s ninth annual jazz and art festival will take place on April 26. Musical performances will run continuously from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. For more information visit http://www.trinityes.org/jazz or view the attached schedule of events. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 3850 Pittaway Rd. Richmond, VA.

"Other Desert Cities" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

April 24 – May 18, 2014 In a searing, new hit comedy by the creator of TV’s Brothers & Sisters, Brooke Wyeth returns home to celebrate the holidays with her politically influential family, but when she reveals her plan to publish a tell-all memoir, the fireworks ignite. Smartly written, with mystery and razor sharp wit, Other Desert Cities was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and received five Tony Award nominations, including Best Play. "All family reunions should be this satisfying." - The New York Times Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_other_desert.html. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Wicked" at Landmark Theater

Apr 23 - May 4 , 2014 Presented by Broadway In Richmond $43-$83 http://www.wickedthemusical.com/ Back by “Popular” demand. Variety calls WICKED “a cultural phenomenon,” and every time it plays Richmond, it breaks box office records. Winner of over 50 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, WICKED is “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” (The New York Times). Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One – born with emerald green skin – is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for “the most complete – and completely satisfying – new musical in a long time” (USA Today). Saturday, April 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 6 N. Laurel St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.landmarktheater.net.

"Shrek" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

March 14 – April 27, 2014 Come along on an irreverent musical romp based on the Academy Award-winning film. We've got a hero who's green and stinky, a donkey who never shuts up, and a princess who puts the i in feisty. Richmond talents Jason Marks and Aly Wepplo (whom we loved in Seussical!) bring the regional premiere of Shrek to life, as our favorite swampland ogre saves Princess Fiona and wins her love. This musical extravaganza will blow your socks off. Length: 2 hours (with intermission) Suggested for ages 4 and up. Even adults and older kids love SHREK! $30. http://va-rep.org/show_shrek.html. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

RVA Musicians & Friends at Capital Ale House

For it’s 5th installment, the RVA Musicians & Friend Series brings you bands that are fronted by woman. Sounds & genres that range from punk rock & pop, acoustical rock, Indie rock and powerful blues driven rock. We are happy to present: To Be Found, The Luckies, Luz Del Soul and Vexine as our line up. It’s all about the ladies as they step out in front to belt out the vocals and entertain you with song. There is no cover for this event and it is an all ages show. Music starts promptly at 4:00pm and runs until 7:15pm. Come and support live local music in RVA at the Downtown Music Hall at The Capital Ale House! Free. Info - http://capitalalehouse.com/capaleevent/rva-musicians-friends/. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit capitalalehouse.com.

Spring Richmond Restaurant Week

Monday, April 21 – Sunday, April 27 http://richmondrestaurantweek.com Join 30+ local restaurants as we celebrate Richmond for being what it is--a great food town. Each time you go out to dinner at participating restaurants during Restaurant Week, you are contributing to the local economy and helping eliminate area hunger through our partnership with FeedMore. For those of you who don't know: Richmond Restaurant Week was founded by Acacia's very own Aline Reitzer when she found herself inundated with donation requests. Modeled after Restaurant Weeks in New York and other cities, Aline founded Richmond Restaurant Week to include a charity component. The Central Virginia Food Bank and Meals on Wheels were a natural partner from the beginning because their interest in food aligns closely with the restaurant industry. Area Chefs create a three-course price fixed menu following some basic guidelines and offer it up all week for $25.13 per person. On top of that dining deal, the restaurants take $2.13 fr… Saturday, April 26, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Participating Restaurants Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondrestaurantweek.com.

Eric Hunter & The Distractions with The Green Hearts and Matt Conner at Hardywood

The tasting room opens at 2pm for the Volunteer, Lunch & Beer Event for the 3rd Annual Mid-Atlantic Beard & ‘Stache Championships. Mix with follically talented competitors from all over the US for a food truck brunch! Eric Hunter & The Distractions present their new EP, joined The Green Hearts and Matt Conner at 5:30pm. Cielito Lindo, Super Fresh Carts andEstes Bar.B.'Que all night long. Matt Conner Balladeer from Richmond, VA http://mattconner.bandcamp.com/ The Green Hearts power chords, catchy melodies, sweet harmonies, brainworms, etc. Eric Hunter & the Distractions Pop music. Drawing on influences ranging from Elvis Costello, Big Star, and T. Rex, The Distractions set their sights on crafting songs that rarely go past the 3:30 mark. Included in this pop-rock amalgamation are veteran RVA rockers Jerry Ray, Kris Krull, Bryan Stell, and Matt Webb. http://erichunterthedistractions.bandcamp.com/ FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/846804775333821/?source=50 Info - http://www.hardywood… Saturday, April 26, 2014, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

3rd Annual Mid-Atlantic Beard & 'Stache Championships at Canal Club

3rd Annual Mid-Atlantic Beard & 'Stache Championships Presented by RVA Beard League & Pabst Blue Ribbon To benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Richmond FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/443498735740290 6:00 Doors $10.00/$15.00 This years categories: Fake Creative Facial Hair Fake Realistic Facial Hair Mustache Natural Mustache Styled Partial Beard Natural Partial Beard Styled Sideburns Full Beard Under an Inch Full Beard Natural Full Beard Groomed Full Beard Styled Best In Show Our complete category guidelines and judging packet can be found here: http://www.beardleague.org/compete/categories/2013Mid-AtlanticBSCOfficialGuidelines.pdf. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway

Experience the thrill of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing at Richmond International Raceway "under the lights." Hometown hero Denny Hamlin returns to America's Premier Short Track for the first time since his runner-up finish in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Defending race winner Kyle Busch, defending champion Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and all of the stars of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will beat and bang around the 3/4-mile track for the checkered flag. Tickets start at $45! http://www.rir.com/Tickets-Events/Event-Calendar/Spring-NSCS-2011.aspx. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 600 E. Laburnum Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rir.com.

Flying Squirrels v. New Britain (Stefanie Scott "Lexi Reed" Disney's A.N.T. Farm Appearance)

Stefanie Scott "Lexi Reed" Disney's A.N.T. Farm Appearance ASK Foundation Night Tickets $7-11. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 6:05 PM – 9:05 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

Richmond Symphony: Musical Crossroads, featuring Anoushka Shankar on sitar at Carpenter Theater (CANCELED)

A statement on the symphony's website said "health concerns" had forced the sitar player to cancel her appearance. She had been scheduled to play the Concerto No. 3 composed by her late father, Ravi Shankar, with the symphony at the 7 p.m. show. Contact the Richmond Symphony at (804) 788-1212 for information about ticket refunds or exchanges. Embark on a musical journey with the Richmond Symphony and sitar player and composer, Anoushka Shankar! Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondsymphony.com.

ComedySportz Improv Theatre

ComedySportz Improv Theatre presents shows every Friday at 8:00 pm and Saturday at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm! ComedySportz is the worldwide sensation that is bringing hilarious, fast-paced, clean comedy to you. ComedySportz Richmond pits two teams, the Richmond Legends and the Virginia Hams, against each other in an improv battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot based off of your suggestions! The audience then votes for the winners. There is also a referee that calls the fouls and we even play the national anthem before each match. $10 with advance reservation, or $12 at the door! Call 266-9377 for reservations! http://www.comedysportzrichmond.com/. Sponsors: CTOWN. HIPP. RIC. Umbrella. VMFA. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 8906 West Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.comedysportzrichmond.com.

John Morgan at Funny Bone

When trying to come up with the best way of describing comedian John Morgan, the phrase "Ragin` Cajun" comes to mind. Most likely that`s because this is how he's often addressed, but a nickname like that isn`t just given out, it has to be earned. A native of Louisiana, Morgan is a southern boy who`s got a lot to say about his home region. He does so with an easy rapport, straight shooting southern charm, and an outrageous amount of comic energy. The "Ragin` Cajun`s" physical antics on stage are like a 5 year old after a 6-pack of Red Bull! He`ll have you howlin` "HOOOWEEE, he`s good!" You`ve seen him on HBO, Showtime and MTV...now see this red-hot chili pepper live! Wednesday - 7:30 PM - $15.00 Thursday - 7:30 PM - $15.00 Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $17.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM 9:30 PM - $17.00 Sunday - 7:00 PM - $15.00. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybonecentral.com.

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo at Modlin Center

Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. “The Trocks are a guaranteed hoot for people who know nothing of ballet and an absolute must for those who think they know the originals.” - The Sydney Star Observer Classical ballet gets turned on end with the sight of male bodies stuffed into tutus and some of the largest pointe shoes ever made. For almost 40 years, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, have been performing hilarious and technically impressive parodies of the world’s most-loved ballets. Devoted fans and newcomers alike will be awed and delighted by the company’s loving knowledge of dance, comic approach, and the astounding fact that men can, indeed, dance en pointe without falling flat on their faces. Back at the Modlin Center by popular demand, this is one show you have to see to believe. Tickets $10-$36. http://modlin.richmond.edu/events/modlinarts-presents/les-ballets-trockadero-de-monte-carlo.html. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Crenshaw Way Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

VCU Theatre presents "Arabian Nights" at Singleton Arts Center

Web - http://arts.vcu.edu/theatre/on-stage/ Written by Dominic Cooke • Directed by Gabriel Barre It is the wedding night in the palace of King Shahrayar. By morning the new Queen Shahrazad is to be put to death like all the young brides before her. But she has one gift that could save her – the gift of storytelling. A visually stunning production, Arabian Nights will magically transport you to Shahrazad’s imaginary world of Ali Baba, Sindbad the Sailor, secret sorceresses, singing trees, and wise talking birds. April 11 & 12 17-19 & 24-26 at 7:30 pm April 13, 20 & 27 at 3:00 pm • High School Matinees – April 22 & 23 at 10 am 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 26, 2014, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. 922 Park Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit arts.vcu.edu.

"A Streetcar Named Desire" at Firehouse Theater

APRIL 17 – MAY 17, 2014 PREVIEW NIGHT | APRIL 17 | SOLD OUT OPENING NIGHT | APRIL 18 Tennessee Williams’ iconic masterpiece follows the fading but still attractive southern belle Blanche DuBois as she arrives unexpectedly on the doorstep of her sister, Stella, and her brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski. Over the course of one hot, sultry New Orleans summer, Blanche’s fragile facade slowly crumbles as she meets her match in the rough-hewn and sensual Stanley, who sees through her and is determined to expose her. Info: http://www.firehousetheatre.org/a-streetcar-named-desire/. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

"Other Desert Cities" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

April 24 – May 18, 2014 In a searing, new hit comedy by the creator of TV’s Brothers & Sisters, Brooke Wyeth returns home to celebrate the holidays with her politically influential family, but when she reveals her plan to publish a tell-all memoir, the fireworks ignite. Smartly written, with mystery and razor sharp wit, Other Desert Cities was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and received five Tony Award nominations, including Best Play. "All family reunions should be this satisfying." - The New York Times Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_other_desert.html. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

The Northerners and Erin Wildfire at The Camel

Free. The Northerners - https://www.facebook.com/thenorthernersband The Northerners mix the sentimental sounds of classic rock and roll with twists of modern folk and gritty contemporary blues. While far from being classified as a “jam band” The Northerners keep their audiences on their toes by intertwining both improvised and composed interludes between songs – every show is guaranteed to be unique. The only things one can expect going into a Northerners show on any given night are outstanding displays of musicianship, impeccably crafted original songs, commanding vocals, and an extraordinarly energetic show. with Erin WIldfire. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

The Taters at Ashland Coffee & Tea

$10 door. “Think ‘Beatles For Sale’ if Marty Robbins were a primary influence instead of Carl Perkins.” – No Depression . The Taters play an eclectic mix of roots rock, pop, country, skiffle and Americana, a sound that’s been compared favorably to a mixture of Everlys, Orbison, Beatles, and Nick Lowe. Visit The Taters’ website: http://thetaters.com/. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

"Wicked" at Landmark Theater

Apr 23 - May 4 , 2014 Presented by Broadway In Richmond $43-$83 http://www.wickedthemusical.com/ Back by “Popular” demand. Variety calls WICKED “a cultural phenomenon,” and every time it plays Richmond, it breaks box office records. Winner of over 50 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, WICKED is “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” (The New York Times). Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One – born with emerald green skin – is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for “the most complete – and completely satisfying – new musical in a long time” (USA Today). Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 6 N. Laurel St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.landmarktheater.net.

VCU Dance Spring Senior Project at Grace Street Theater

http://arts.vcu.edu/dance Friday & Saturday, April 25 & 26, 2014 $15/$10 students The Senior Project concert serves as a capstone experience in both performance and choreography for graduating Dance majors. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 934 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit arts.vcu.edu.

Jackass Flats at The Broadberry

Jackass Flats - http://www.reverbnation.com/jackassflats FB - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jackass-Flats/160048200226 Nearly a decade ago, Jackass Flats began their journey as a bluegrass band chasing the scene up and down the east coast: country festivals in the middle of nowhere, bars, dives, late nights, busking in the cities, life in a van--these things will leave you with stories to tell and that's exactly what Jackass Flats did; releasing two acclaimed albums of original songwriting: "Purgatory Mountain" and "Greetings From Jackass Flats". The boys kept the old van, but soon found themselves playing the region's premiere stages and festivals. As Jackass Flats closes in on a decade of existence, they've expanded their line up to include drums, keys, and pedal steel--propelling their sound from string band to "full tilt Americana juggernaut". With so many instruments at their disposal, the typical set finds the band everywhere from bluegrass, rockabilly, honky tonk, country, western swing, all… Sponsors: CTOWN. HIPP. RIC. Umbrella. VMFA. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:00 PM – Sunday, April 27, 2014, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad Street Richmond, VA.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: Riot! Pigeon + The Johnsons

Every Saturday at 8pm, The Coalition Theater presents killer longform improv shows from two of their house teams. Featuring: We can improve job accessibility for our residents and capture retail dollars that are leaving our city. Again, given our challenging poverty rate, we must look at everything through an economic development lens that gets us growth. This plan does that. As I've said many times, we are not going to tax our way out of tough times, we have to grow our way out, by design. http://rvacomedy.com/ $10. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

Government Flu, Hero Dishonest, Unholy Thoughts, Red Death at Strange Matter

GOVERNMENT FLU, HERO DISHONEST, UNHOLY THOUGHTS, RED DEATH & PRISONER 9PM Doors | $8 Cover | 18+ FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/201485360044993. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:00 PM – Sunday, April 27, 2014, 12:00 AM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.com.

John Morgan at Funny Bone

When trying to come up with the best way of describing comedian John Morgan, the phrase "Ragin` Cajun" comes to mind. Most likely that`s because this is how he's often addressed, but a nickname like that isn`t just given out, it has to be earned. A native of Louisiana, Morgan is a southern boy who`s got a lot to say about his home region. He does so with an easy rapport, straight shooting southern charm, and an outrageous amount of comic energy. The "Ragin` Cajun`s" physical antics on stage are like a 5 year old after a 6-pack of Red Bull! He`ll have you howlin` "HOOOWEEE, he`s good!" You`ve seen him on HBO, Showtime and MTV...now see this red-hot chili pepper live! Wednesday - 7:30 PM - $15.00 Thursday - 7:30 PM - $15.00 Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $17.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM 9:30 PM - $17.00 Sunday - 7:00 PM - $15.00. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybonecentral.com.

ComedySportz Improv Theatre

ComedySportz Improv Theatre presents shows every Friday at 8:00 pm and Saturday at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm! ComedySportz is the worldwide sensation that is bringing hilarious, fast-paced, clean comedy to you. ComedySportz Richmond pits two teams, the Richmond Legends and the Virginia Hams, against each other in an improv battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot based off of your suggestions! The audience then votes for the winners. There is also a referee that calls the fouls and we even play the national anthem before each match. $10 with advance reservation, or $12 at the door! Call 266-9377 for reservations! http://www.comedysportzrichmond.com/. Sponsors: CTOWN. HIPP. RIC. Umbrella. VMFA. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM. 8906 West Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.comedysportzrichmond.com.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: Megapower & Super Friends

Join the MEGAPOWER duo (Jim Zarling and Aaron Grant) as they invite some of their good friends to the stage for some of RVA’s best improv comedy. http://rvacomedy.com/ $5. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

Bump in the Night at Balliceaux

10:30pm-1:30am DJ Mixie, Sister Goldenhaze, Area Woman. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:30 PM – Sunday, April 27, 2014, 12:00 AM. 203 N. Lombardy St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.balliceauxrva.com.

RVA Earth Day and Celebration in Manchester

RVA Earth Day Festival in Manchester is now bigger and better with new activities, longer hours and a new area on Mayo Island. You can expect a family friendly atmosphere with arts and crafts, kid's activities, artisan craftsmen, an outdoor gear swap and the best local music and craft beers in the city. Come join the 8,000+ yearly festival attendees and learn about locally available sustainable products and services in a fun street festival setting. With three stages of live music, Mother Earth will be dancing with delight. Don't miss Three Sheets to the Wind, The Hit List, Mighty Joshua, Black Girls, DJ Williams Projekt and more. New this year: A kite festival on Mayo Island, Circus Zirkus in Plant Zero, Earth Day biking adventure and a petting farm. More: http://www.styleweekly.com/richmond/earthday2013/Page. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 11:00 PM – Sunday, April 27, 2014, 6:00 AM. 320 Hull St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.styleweekly.com.

Japanese Dolls: Woodblock Prints by Kawase Hasui Opens at VMFA

APR 12, 2014 – JUL 20, 2014 Works on Paper Gallery Japanese woodblock artist Kawase Hasui (1883–1957) was primarily a landscape artist and rarely produced works featuring other subjects. However, in 1935 he designed a series of woodblock prints that focused on traditional Japanese dolls, including Imperial Palace dolls, known as gosho ningyo. That same year, the 24 ningyo prints in this series were published in an album entitled Japanese Dolls: Gosho Ningyo by Meiji-Shobo. The twelve prints on display at VMFA were selected from the album, donated by René and Carolyn Balcer. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vmfa.state.va.us.

Historic Garden Week: Westover Plantation, Charles City County

Sunday, April 27, 2014 Monday, April 28, 2014 Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Westover, one of the grandest and most beautiful of the colonial plantations, was built in the mid-eighteenth century by the Byrd family. William Byrd II, author, diarist, colonial leader and founder of the cities of Petersburg and Richmond, designed the house, one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in America. His tombstone, in the center of the walled garden, gives an interesting account of his life and provides an insight into the values of his time. The lawn includes century-old tulip poplars and offers a commanding view of the James River. The grounds are still protected by wrought iron gates hung by William Byrd in 1709 and are known to be the finest set of 18th century gates in this country. The interior, normally closed to the public, is noted for the beautiful proportions of the rooms, ornately carved ceilings, the detail of the cornice and stairway, and an unusual black mantelpiece. Interior floral arrangemen… Sunday, April 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 7000 Westover Rd. Charles City, VA 23030. For more info visit www.vagardenweek.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… Sunday, April 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 9525 Deep Bottom Rd. Henrico, VA. For more info visit discoverthejames.com.

A Woman’s War: Women’s Roles in the Civil War at American Civil War Center

From nurses, workers and spies, these remarkable women not only maintained the homefront, they were instrumental in what happened on the battlefront. Explore the roles women played during the American Civil War. Tickets - http://www.tredegar.org/. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. 500 Tredegar St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.tredegar.org.

"Wicked" at Landmark Theater

Apr 23 - May 4 , 2014 Presented by Broadway In Richmond $43-$83 http://www.wickedthemusical.com/ Back by “Popular” demand. Variety calls WICKED “a cultural phenomenon,” and every time it plays Richmond, it breaks box office records. Winner of over 50 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, WICKED is “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” (The New York Times). Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One – born with emerald green skin – is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for “the most complete – and completely satisfying – new musical in a long time” (USA Today). Sunday, April 27, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM. 6 N. Laurel St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.landmarktheater.net.

West Avenue Annual Garden Tour

West Avenue Improvement Association’s 73rd annual Garden Tour will be held Sunday, April 28th from 1 – 5 PM. The Garden Tour is free and open to the public and includes homes on West Avenue, Park Avenue, and West Franklin Street, as well as the alleys between West, Park, and West Franklin. Year after year, the Garden Tour brings neighbors together to celebrate and strengthen the relationships in our community. Info: http://www.westave.org. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. West Ave. Richmond, VA.

Flying Squirrels v. New Britain (Kids Club Nutzy Cape Giveaway)

Kids Club Nutzy Cape Giveaway 2,000 14 and Under Superhero Day Tickets $7-11. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 1:05 PM – 4:05 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

"Other Desert Cities" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

April 24 – May 18, 2014 In a searing, new hit comedy by the creator of TV’s Brothers & Sisters, Brooke Wyeth returns home to celebrate the holidays with her politically influential family, but when she reveals her plan to publish a tell-all memoir, the fireworks ignite. Smartly written, with mystery and razor sharp wit, Other Desert Cities was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and received five Tony Award nominations, including Best Play. "All family reunions should be this satisfying." - The New York Times Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_other_desert.html. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Shrek" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

March 14 – April 27, 2014 Come along on an irreverent musical romp based on the Academy Award-winning film. We've got a hero who's green and stinky, a donkey who never shuts up, and a princess who puts the i in feisty. Richmond talents Jason Marks and Aly Wepplo (whom we loved in Seussical!) bring the regional premiere of Shrek to life, as our favorite swampland ogre saves Princess Fiona and wins her love. This musical extravaganza will blow your socks off. Length: 2 hours (with intermission) Suggested for ages 4 and up. Even adults and older kids love SHREK! $30. http://va-rep.org/show_shrek.html. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Plein Air Painting Workshop with Charles Philip Brooks at Poe Museum

Painting in the Poe Museum's Enchanted Garden $90 The Poe Museum's legendary Enchanted Garden has been a literary landmark since 1922. Now that it is undergoing a renovation by the Garden Club of Virginia, we want to celebrate this tribute to Poe's love of nature and gardens by showcasing the Enchanted Garden through exhibits, talks, and workshops. On April 27, we will host an outdoor painting workshop conducted by landscape painter Charles Philip Brooks, one of the artists in our exhibit "Into that Darkness Peering." Widely known for his evocative Tonalist paintings, Charles Philip Brooks is am enthusiastic and dedicated teacher with 15 years experience. In his workshop students will paint garden landscape and skyscape subjects in oils, carefully studying light, color, form, and atmosphere directly from nature in Poe's garden. Special emphasis will be placed on capturing effects of light and shadow in Poe's garden. All skill levels are welcome; direct, observational painting and poetic painting using… Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 1914 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.poemuseum.org.

Main Street Recycled Walking Tour

This historic business district long known for its 19th and 20th century ironfronts and high rises, is now being viewed by developers as an opportunity for urban residential growth. The tour focuses on the history of the area, the architectural styles and ornamentation of these buildings and their adaptive reuse for the 21st century. $15 per person; $5 for History Center Members Walk-ups welcome. Cash or check, or purchase online. On-street parking. http://www.richmondhistorycenter.com/node/271 This tour is presented as part of the Richmond History Tours program, a service of the Valentine Richmond History Center. We offer a full schedule of walking and bus tours of city neighborhoods, waterways, parks, retail districts, historic sites and battlefields. Led by a trained master guide, a Richmond History Tour is the best way to experience the city's rich past, present and future. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14th & Main streets Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

"Reframing Black is Beautiful" at VMFA

With Dr. Deborah Willis, University Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. $8 (VMFA members $5) Posing Beauty curator and author Deborah Willis examines the relationship between beauty and politics and explores how it has shaped a new understanding of black culture, from the antebellum period to the present. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vmfa.state.va.us.

VCU Theatre presents "Arabian Nights" at Singleton Arts Center

Web - http://arts.vcu.edu/theatre/on-stage/ Written by Dominic Cooke • Directed by Gabriel Barre It is the wedding night in the palace of King Shahrayar. By morning the new Queen Shahrazad is to be put to death like all the young brides before her. But she has one gift that could save her – the gift of storytelling. A visually stunning production, Arabian Nights will magically transport you to Shahrazad’s imaginary world of Ali Baba, Sindbad the Sailor, secret sorceresses, singing trees, and wise talking birds. April 11 & 12 17-19 & 24-26 at 7:30 pm April 13, 20 & 27 at 3:00 pm • High School Matinees – April 22 & 23 at 10 am 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 27, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM. 922 Park Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit arts.vcu.edu.

Spring Richmond Restaurant Week

Monday, April 21 – Sunday, April 27 http://richmondrestaurantweek.com Join 30+ local restaurants as we celebrate Richmond for being what it is--a great food town. Each time you go out to dinner at participating restaurants during Restaurant Week, you are contributing to the local economy and helping eliminate area hunger through our partnership with FeedMore. For those of you who don't know: Richmond Restaurant Week was founded by Acacia's very own Aline Reitzer when she found herself inundated with donation requests. Modeled after Restaurant Weeks in New York and other cities, Aline founded Richmond Restaurant Week to include a charity component. The Central Virginia Food Bank and Meals on Wheels were a natural partner from the beginning because their interest in food aligns closely with the restaurant industry. Area Chefs create a three-course price fixed menu following some basic guidelines and offer it up all week for $25.13 per person. On top of that dining deal, the restaurants take $2.13 fr… Sunday, April 27, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Participating Restaurants Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondrestaurantweek.com.

"Wicked" at Landmark Theater

Apr 23 - May 4 , 2014 Presented by Broadway In Richmond $43-$83 http://www.wickedthemusical.com/ Back by “Popular” demand. Variety calls WICKED “a cultural phenomenon,” and every time it plays Richmond, it breaks box office records. Winner of over 50 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, WICKED is “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” (The New York Times). Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One – born with emerald green skin – is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for “the most complete – and completely satisfying – new musical in a long time” (USA Today). Sunday, April 27, 2014, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 6 N. Laurel St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.landmarktheater.net.

Aarodynamics, Chi Units, Paul Ivey and the Rubes, The Alberts/The Banduras at The Camel

Free. Aarodynamics, Chi Units, Paul Ivey and the Rubes, The Alberts/The Banduras. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Alejandro Escovedo with Amy Cook at Capital Ale House

A stylistic synthesist who Rolling Stone notes “is in his own genre,” Escovedo casts his widest musical net to date on Big Station. The title can infer two meanings: A transit junction where journeys converge and then head off to new destinations, and a potent radio signal with an open playlist that brims with diversity and adventurous imagination. Escovedo has suffused his songs with his hard-won personal experience, an enduring spirit of positivity, potential and faith, an intertwined mix of mature wisdom and perpetually youthful spirit, and a panorama of inspirations gleaned from his lifelong devotion to rock’n’roll and a spectrum of related popular music styles. The result is a formidable legacy matched by a continually restless quest to draw in new and different dimensions and follow avenues of expression he has yet to explore. Even though Escovedo has earned just about any and every critical superlative possible over the previous two decades, he is never content to rest upon his laurels. $20. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit capitalalehouse.com.

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! Sunday, April 27, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 203 N. Lombardy St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.balliceauxrva.com.

Richmond Symphony: FREE Youth Concert Orchestra, Camerata Strings, & String Sinfonietta Spring Concert at Carpenter Theater

Free. Youth Concert Orchestra Youth Concert Orchestra (YCO) is the first full orchestra experience for most students. While the string players in YCO most often come from Camerata Strings (and bring several years of youth orchestra experience) this is often the first ensemble for many wind, brass and percussion students. Listening, blending, and making music within a full orchestra is a challenge met by all students in YCO. In this ensemble, principal players learn what it means to lead a section, and less-experienced players learn from their colleagues. Students perform arrangements, original masterworks, and pops favorites. Camerata Strings Camerata Strings is the intermediate-level string ensemble of the youth orchestra program. To gain enterance into Camerata, students must pass an audition, the first such experience for many students. In this ensemble, students learn how to make music in an ensemble, and take seating auditions regularly. Students' skills are challenged with increasingly difficul… Sunday, April 27, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondsymphony.com.

John Morgan at Funny Bone

When trying to come up with the best way of describing comedian John Morgan, the phrase "Ragin` Cajun" comes to mind. Most likely that`s because this is how he's often addressed, but a nickname like that isn`t just given out, it has to be earned. A native of Louisiana, Morgan is a southern boy who`s got a lot to say about his home region. He does so with an easy rapport, straight shooting southern charm, and an outrageous amount of comic energy. The "Ragin` Cajun`s" physical antics on stage are like a 5 year old after a 6-pack of Red Bull! He`ll have you howlin` "HOOOWEEE, he`s good!" You`ve seen him on HBO, Showtime and MTV...now see this red-hot chili pepper live! Wednesday - 7:30 PM - $15.00 Thursday - 7:30 PM - $15.00 Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $17.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM 9:30 PM - $17.00 Sunday - 7:00 PM - $15.00. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybonecentral.com.

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo at Modlin Center

Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. “The Trocks are a guaranteed hoot for people who know nothing of ballet and an absolute must for those who think they know the originals.” - The Sydney Star Observer Classical ballet gets turned on end with the sight of male bodies stuffed into tutus and some of the largest pointe shoes ever made. For almost 40 years, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, have been performing hilarious and technically impressive parodies of the world’s most-loved ballets. Devoted fans and newcomers alike will be awed and delighted by the company’s loving knowledge of dance, comic approach, and the astounding fact that men can, indeed, dance en pointe without falling flat on their faces. Back at the Modlin Center by popular demand, this is one show you have to see to believe. Tickets $10-$36. http://modlin.richmond.edu/events/modlinarts-presents/les-ballets-trockadero-de-monte-carlo.html. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Crenshaw Way Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

Woods, Quilt, Warren Hixson at Strange Matter

WOODS, QUILT & WARREN HIXSON 8PM Doors | $12 Cover | 18+ FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/303081606483523. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 9:00 PM – Monday, April 28, 2014, 12:00 AM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.com.

Sunday @ The Canal at Canal Club

Willis Entertainment presents Sunday @ The Canal Music by DJ SIR RJ & DJ FOOT 10:00 doors 21 and up Tickets available at the door. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 10:00 PM – Monday, April 28, 2014, 12:00 AM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.