Disney’s The Lion King
Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, THE LION KING brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. THE LION KING also features the extraordinary work of Tony Award®-winning choreographer Garth Fagan and some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award®-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice. There is simply nothing else like THE LION KING. All guests require a ticket, regardless of age. We recommend that children be at least six years old to attend a performance of THE LION KING. Each performance lasts 2 hours, 30 minutes including one intermission. Through May 8th.
2016 Virginia Senior Games
NEWPORT NEWS, VA
Online registration now open. The 2016 Virginia Senior Games will take place May 18-21, 2016 in Newport News. 2016 is a qualifying year for the 2017 National Senior Games, which will be hosted by Henrico. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, (804) 730-9447 or www.virginiaseniorgames.org
Richmond Coin and Currency Show
May 6-8, 2016, Fri and Sat 10-6, Sun 10-3, Clarion Hotel, 3207 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23230. Free parking, admission, and appraisals. Youth Day on Saturday.
Lewis Black - The Emperor’s New Clothes: The Naked Truth Tour
Lewis Black is one of the most prolific and popular performers working today. He executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author. Receiving critical acclaim, he performs over 200 nights a year to sold out audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. Lewis’ live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. 8:00p.m. Ticket Prices: $39.50 - $59.50.
Mother’s Day Tea
PAMPLIN HISTORICAL PARK
Enjoy an afternoon of gourmet teas and tasty treats! Ladies and gentlemen in period dress will teach guests 19th century etiquette while they enjoy fine teas and period-style snacks. Attendees will also learn about the history and traditions of the modern tea service. Reservations required. Seatings at 2:00pm. 2:00-5:00p.m. 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Petersburg, Virginia 23803
32nd St. Anthony’s Lebanese Food Festival
ST. ANTHONY’S MARONITE CATHOLIC CHURCH
RAIN OR SHINE ~ FREE PARKING AND FREE ADMISSION! The Lebanese Food Festival voted The Area’s Favorite Festival looks forward to this year’s annual event! Just wait until you taste the incredible flavors of our Lebanese cuisine. Something for everyone! Free Shuttle and offsite parking available at Markel Inc., 4501 Highwoods Parkway. No Pets allowed. Dates: May 13-15, 2016. Times: Friday and Saturday, 10a.m.-10p.m.; Sunday, 10a.m.-8p.m. 4611 Sadler Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
Old Dominion Barn Dance Is Back: Gene Watson
Featuring Nashville stars and the best of Virginia’s country and bluegrass entertainment. Special guest: Gene Watson and his Farewell Party Band! Also starring the cast of the Old Dominion Barn Dance and bluegrass music from The Joe Currence Band, featuring Whitney Perkins. Tickets: $45. Saturday and Sunday, May 14-15, 2016. Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd, Highland Springs, VA 23075.
Richmond Symphony presents: Daphnis et Chloé
Steven Smith, Conductor with the Richmond Symphony Chorus. Also Sunday, May 15 at 3p.m. Discover the power of live music with our Altria Masterworks series. Featuring orchestral classics and contemporary composers, this series will inspire you. Join us an hour before each concert for a free pre-concert talk with the RSO Music Director, Steven Smith. These talks often feature guest artists and conductors and provide you with insights for the concert you are about to hear. Ticket Prices: $10.00 - $78.00. 8:00p.m.
Hollywood Cemetery: The Civil War
From the Pyramid monument in the Confederate section to the gravesite of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, high above the James River, Hollywood Cemetery is the final resting place for over 18,000 Confederates, including J.E.B. Stuart, George Pickett, Fitzhugh Lee and many others. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets. Please note that this tour is 1.5 to 2 miles and involves several inclines. Comfortable shoes and water are recommended. $15 per person. $5 for Valentine Members. Walk-ups welcome. Cash or check. On-street parking. 2:00p.m.-4:00p.m. 1015 E Clay Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219.
Carytown and the Byrd Theatre Walking Tour
CARYTOWN, BYRD THEATRE
From buffalo trail to streetcar suburb, learn Carytown’s fascinating history as you explore this shopping and entertainment district. Includes an in-depth tour of the magnificent 1928 Byrd Theatre. Meet at Nacho Mama’s at 3449 West Cary Street. The tour will end at Dixie Donuts, across from the Byrd Theatre. $15 per person. $5 for Valentine Members. Walk-ups welcome. Cash or check. On-street parking.2:00-4:00p.m.
Don’t Let Your Hand Issues Affect Your Gardening
THE GREAT BIG GREENHOUSE
Planting painful May flowers? Join Dr. Jessica Frankenhoff from VCU Department of Orthopaedic Surgery who also performs hand surgery at MEDARVA Stony Point Surgery Center to learn more about carpal tunnel syndrome and how to overcome it. Light refreshments will be served. All of the seminars are free and open to the public, however registration is recommended. All dates and times are subject to change or cancellation. Registration is limited. 6:00-7:00p.m. 2051 Huguenot Rd, Richmond, VA 23235.
A-Fib Patients: Reduce Your Stroke Risk
LEWIS GINTER BOTANICAL GARDEN
For patients living with Atrial fibrillation (A-fib), the risk of stroke (brain attack) is much greater, which means blood thinners are often part of the treatment. Now, there is a new, non-drug treatment available. The WATCHMAN ™ implantable device offers hope for patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Join Dr. Jayanthi Koneru from VCU Health’s Pauley Heart Center to learn more about this state-of-the-art procedure. Free and open to the public. Registration recommended. 4:00-6:30p.m. 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228.
Senior Party In The Park
EASTERN HENRICO RECREATION CENTER
Ages 50+. Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks and Senior Connections will once again sponsor this informative and entertaining event. Health screenings, vendors, carnival games, entertainment, and music.DSC_0053 Let us take you back in time as we celebrate by bringing the carnival fun to you! Information: email@example.com 10:00a.m.-1p.m. 1440 N. Laburnum Avenue, Henrico, VA 23223.
History Hounds: Bryan Park
Dogs are invited to join their owners for this walking tour of Bryan Park, 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. Meet in front of the gatehouse at Bryan Park, which is just beyond the Hermitage Road entrance. Reservations required, (804) 649-0711 ext. 301. $15 per person. $5 for Valentine Members. On-street parking.
Mom & Her Money
PARKSIDE ASSISTED LIVING, BETH SHOLOM
Help your parent(s) or yourself make the Golden Years more golden. Presented by Hermitage Wealth Management at Parkside Assisted Living. Topics include: Accounts, Credit Reports, Executor, Funeral Arrangements, and Having An Organizer. Free session brought to you by the Beth Sholom Elder Abuse Program. 5:30-7:00p.m.
Sandston Memorial Day Parade
8th Annual American Legion Post 242 & Battlefield Post 144, Sandston Memorial Day Parade. Noon – Veterans Recognition Ceremony at Seven Pines National Cemetery. 1pm – Parade starts at Seven Pines Elementary School on Beulah Road and proceeds down Williamsburg Road through Sandston to Confederate Avenue. 2pm – Post parade festivities include live music by the Continentals, children’s activities, & exhibitor booths. 12:00p.m.-5:00p.m.