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Easter on Parade, 4/5
More than 25,000 people converge on Monument Avenue on Easter Sunday. Wear your fanciest hat, or bring one for your pet, and enter the bonnet showcase. 1 to 5 p.m. 788-6466 or venturerichmond.com.
Richmond Flying Squirrels Opening Night, 4/9
The Flying Squirrels kick off the 2015 season with a dual fireworks show and take on the Bowie Baysox. 6:35 p.m. $8 (general admission). 359-3866 or squirrelsbaseball.com.
The third annual independently organized TEDx event features the theme “uncommon.” Carpenter Theatre. $50. (800) 514-3849 or tedxrva.com.
Healy Gala, 4/11
A night of music, dancing, refreshments, silent and live auctions, the fourth annual Healy Gala at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen will benefit a graduating senior at Glen Allen High School with a $2,000 scholarship. 7 p.m. $35. healygala.org.
The Animator, 4/19-4/12
The 22nd James River Film Festival will feature the works of Ralph Bakshi, the famed director and animator of cult films Fritz the Cat, Wizards and the 1978 classic The Lord of the Rings — all of which will be screened alongside works by other independent filmmakers and up-and-coming local talent in various venues from April 9 to 12. Bakshi will appear via Skype for a Q&A session coordinated by his son, Eddie, during the screening of his films at the Byrd Theatre. “The mission of the festival is two-pronged,” says Michael Jones, president of the James River Film Society. “We want to bring young Richmond filmmakers head to head with professionals, while also trying to educate.” 355-6537 or jamesriverfilm.org. —Henry Lutz
ReelAbilities Film Festival, 4/13-19
Award-winning films screened at various Richmond locations celebrate the diversity of our shared human experience. Presented by the Weinstein JCC. $8 per film, $28 festival pass. 285-6500 or weinsteinjcc.org.
NASCAR Weekend, 4/24-25
Richmond International Raceway holds the ToyotaCare 250 XFINITY Series Race on Friday followed by Saturday’s Toyota Owners 400 Sprint Cup Series race. 7:30 p.m. on April 24, 7 p.m. on April 25. $30 and up. (866) 455-7223 or rir.com.
Woodturning and Woodcarving, 4/25
The Richmond Woodturners’ annual competition and exhibition showcases items created using a lathe. The James River Woodcarvers will also be holding its annual Woodcarving Competition and Show. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Woodcraft of Richmond, 9862 W. Broad St. Free. 712-6676 or richmondwoodturners.org; jrcarvers.com.
75th Garden Tour, 4/26
Richmond’s oldest neighborhood association, the West Avenue Improvement Association, presents three blocks of blooming gardens along the alley between Lombardy and Harrison streets. 1 to 5 p.m. Free. www.westave.org.
Junior League 70th Book & Author Event, 4/29
The longest-running event of its kind will feature six best-selling authors at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. 7 p.m. $30 (gallery ticket excluding dinner), $75 (includes dinner), other ticket options available. 643-4886 or bookandauthorevent.org.
Celtic Woman, 4/2
The multi-platinum Irish music ensemble returns to North America for its 10th Anniversary World Tour. Altria Theater. 7 p.m. $41 and $61. (800) 514-3849 or altriatheater.com.
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, 4/11
Composed of 15 leading jazz music soloists under the musical direction of Wynton Marsalis, the orchestra performs a mix of original compositions and works of composers such as John Coltrane and Duke Ellington. Carpenter Theatre. 7:30 p.m. $52 to $62. (800) 514-3849 or richmondcenterstage.com.
Coinciding with the release of his fourth album, The Album About Nothing, the Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist stops at The National. 8 p.m. $35. 612-1900 or thenationalva.com.
Nellie McKay, 4/19
This Broadway performer, actress and singer/songwriter, whose music has been heard on shows such as Mad Men and Grey’s Anatomy, will perform at The Tin Pan. 7 p.m. $25. 447-8189 or tinpanrva.com.
Widespread Panic, 4/20
In a concert food drive event, Widespread Panic hits the Altria stage with the band’s first studio album in five years expected to drop this year. 8 p.m. $49.50. (800) 514-3849 or altriatheater.com.
David Lindley, 4/21
During a career that began in the 1960s, Lindley has recorded with Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon, Linda Ronstadt and others. He’s known for his mastery of numerous instruments and for combining American roots music with sounds from around the world. 8 p.m. Ashland Coffee and Tea. $30. 798-1702 or ash landcoffeeandtea.com.
“Gamut” through 4/3
Abstract artist Sally King Benedict showcases a varied scope of her work. Quirk Gallery. 644-5450 or quirkgallery.com.
“Butterflies Live!” 4/17-10/11
Hundreds of tropical butterflies feed, flutter and take flight in the north wing of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Conservatory. Included with regular garden admission of $12. 262-9887 or lewisginter.org.
“Peripheral Vision” through 4/18
As a fond farewell to her position as associate director at Candela Books and Gallery, Amy Ritchie Johnson has curated an exhibition featuring the photography of William W. Douglas III, Justin James Reed and Burt Ritchie. 225-5527 or candelabooks.com.
“TOE” through, 4/18
For the Two of Everything (TOE) exhibition at 1708 Gallery, Ben Stout
translates the Church Hill Tunnel into a gallery-based installation. 643-1708 or 1708gallery.org.
“Congruent Images” through 4/30
Paintings by veteran Richmond artists P. Muzi Branch and William “Blue” Johnson depict warm stories of African diaspora heritage. Elegba Folklore Society. 644-3900 or efsinc.org.
“Seers and Mystics” and “Layers” through 5/1
“Seers and Mystics” by Orgia Labidi showcases art that celebrates life through wood, clay and found objects, and “Layers” by Lew Lott features photography with images printed on metal and metallic paper. Anne’s Visual Art Studio, 208 W. Broad St. 644-1368.
“Van Gogh, Manet and Matisse: The Art of the Flower” through 6/21
This bouquet of work at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts features 65 paintings by more than 30 artists spanning some 300 years. $15. 204-2704 or vmfa.museum.com.
Sam & Carol: a play where everything is true, 4/2-25
In a world premiere, novelist David L. Robbins bases the story on his own parent’s lives, beginning during World War II and ending in modern Richmond. Two actors portray 29 different characters. Gottwald Playhouse. $35. 340-0115 or henleystreettheatre.org.
In a musical written for the Acts of Faith Festival, a theme of acceptance and personal responsibility for living in truth highlights the characters’ faith-based evolution. Free Jambalaya will be available. Unity Christ Church of Bon Air. $15. 320-5584 or unitybonair.org.
The Human Terrain through 4/11
In a play by Jennifer Blackmer and directed by Carol Piersol, an anthropologist with a military initiative called the Human Terrain System, which places social scientists with combat units in Iraq and Afghanistan, finds herself in an ethical dilemma as she tries to help a new friend. HATTheatre. $25. 5thwalltheatre.org.
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown through 4/17
Based on familiar scenes from the comic strip, Peanuts, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus and the gang come to life on stage in an upbeat musical for kids and adults alike. Hanover Tavern. $40. 282-2620 or va-rep.org.
Wayne Brady, 4/23
Rescheduled from October 2014, Brady — host of CBS’ Let’s Make a Deal — brings his comedic styling to the Beacon Theatre in Hopewell. Doors open at 6 p.m. $45 to $95. 794-6700 or the beacontheatreva.com.
Dancer-illusionist troupe MOMIX brings the art of alchemy to the Alice Jepson Theatre. 7:30 p.m. on April 24-25, 3 p.m. on April 26. $40. 289-8980 or modlin.richmond.edu.
This musical presented by Broadway in Richmond at Altria Theater is inspired by the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis. $38 to $68. 8 p.m., with a 2 p.m. show on the 26th. (800) 514-3849 or altriatheater.com.
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, 4/24-5/17
In this Tony Award-winning play, two unemployed adult siblings live in their deceased parents’ farmhouse. Their sister, a somewhat successful actress, and her much-younger, dimwitted lover pay a visit to announce her plans to sell the house. $30 to $46. 282-2620 or va-rep.org.