Top Picks For This Weekend Events In Richmond!

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CHURCH HILL IRISH FESTCheck out Antoinette’s top picks for this weekend!
The 28th Annual Church Hill Irish Festival, March 23 & 24, 10am – 7pm, Saturday and Sunday. More than 45 bands will perform over the two-day festival. The festival kicks off Saturday with the St. Patrick’s Parade at 10am and a day full of music, from St. Patrick’s Church, 215 North 25th Street between Broad and Franklin Streets. The Hill Topper 5K Sunday at 8am. Donation is $5, proceeds will benefit St, Patrick’s Church, Little Sisters of the poor, CASA, St, Baldrick’s Society, St. Francis, other charities and many neighborhood causes. Free parking and shuttle buses at 16th & East Broad. For more information on the Church Hill Irish Festival visit www.churchhillirishfestival.com or 804-356-1093.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Richmond and Tri-Cities annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake is March 22 & 23 at AMF Sunset Lanes, 6540 West Broad Street, 804-282-0537. Several ways to be supportive: Be a fundraiser or donate to the event, be a bowler, join a team; or be a sponsor, There are also ways to win on the Big Bro Big Sis Richmond Tri-Cities Facebook, www.facebook.com/BBBSGreaterRichmondTriCities, follow Kingpin Chris and guess where he’s been in Richmond and you could win prizes. To sponsor, volunteer or form a team, contact Chris Beach at Cbeach@bigbrobigsis.com, for more information about visit www.bigbrobigsis.com or call 804 261-4940.

2013 Virginia Motor Trend International Auto Show, March 22 – 24, Friday & Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday 10am -6pm, Greater Richmond Convention Center, Family Day is Sunday, March 24, children 12 & under free with a paying adult, tickets $13 & over $9, Seniors $5, Active Military $5, children 7-12 $3 and 6 & under free, www.motortrendautoshows.com/richmond.

City of Richmond Free Eggstravaganza Egg Hunts, Saturday, March 23 at Pine Camp Arts & Community Center, 4901 Old Brook Road, features three egg hunts, at noon for ages 10 & 11; 12:30 ages 7 – 9, 1pm ages 4 – 6, games, gift cards, and lots of fun. City of Richmond Departmental Lacrosse Program for Girls, ages 8-14, at Blackwell Playground, 15th & Maury Streets, Sunday, March 24, 3-5pm, 804-232-1982.

Latin Ballet of Virginia World premier of EL PINTOR – profiles of Spanish Women, March 21-24, Thursday & Friday 7:30pm, Saturday 3 & 7pm Sunday 3pm, the Grace Street Theatre, 934 West Grace Street, tickets $20 – adults, $15 -children, students & military, $10 groups of 10 or more, www.latinballet.com or 804-356-3876.

Virginia Commonwealth University & The University of Richmond’s Annual French Film Festival, March 21-24, all film have English subtitles and are presented by the actors and directors, at the Byrd Theatre, www.frenchfilmfestival.us or 804-827-FILM.

16th Annual Fairy Tale Ball, Pirate & Princess Paradise, benefiting the Children’s Theatre of Virginia, Saturday, March 23, 5:30-9:30pm, at Virginia Rep Center, 114 West Broad Street, Black Tie or Costume Optional, adults $85, children 12 & under $30, on-line auction through March 24, www.biddingforgood.com or 804-282-2620 for more details.

Time Travel Through Virginia History, Historic sites open for free, Agecroft Hall, The John Marshall House, The Edgar Allan Poe Museum, Virginia House, The White House of the Confederacy, Wickhan House and The Wilton, open free with a printed “Time Traveler Passport” from the Virginia Historic Home website www.historicalhomes.virginia.gov March 23 & 24, get details www.preservationvirginia.org or call 648-7998.

The President’s Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office, a companion to the popular National Geographic book and documentary features iconic and rarely seen images of our Presidents through the eyes of their official photographers. Traveling Exhibit at the Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard, www.vahistorical.org or 804-358-4901 for details.

Virginia War Memorial Honoring Service of Women in the U.S. Military, Brigadier General Wilma L. Vaught, USAF (Ret) first woman to deploy with an Air Force bomber unit and first woman to reach the rank of Brigadier General, will introduce the film Women In the Military: Willing – Able – Essential, special showing Saturday, March 23, 2pm, 621 South Belvidere Street, www.vawarmemorial.org or 804-786-2060.

Creating Homes For Our Heroes, Neighborhood Housing Services of Richmond, Inc. will renovate the homes of servicemen and women during the Affordable Housing Awareness Week, April 22-27. Donations and Volunteers are needed, contact Samuel Robinson at 804-329-2500 or by email -srobinson@nhsofr.org, for more information visit www.nhsofr.org. Yard Sale Spring Clean Up, sponsored by Neighborhood Housing Services of Richmond, Inc., Saturday, March 23, 7am-7pm, 2712 Chamberlayne Avenue, for donations or to set up a table call 804-329-2500.

Richmond Ballet Leap Week, a series of events through March 24, various venues including Richmond Ballet, 407 East Canal Street, www.richmondballet.com.

First African Baptist Family Youth Basketball Team car wash, Saturday, March 23, 8AM-12PM, $7 per car, $10 oversized vehicles, the cost will be, ten dollars, 2700 Hanes Ave Richmond, for details 804-329-7279.

Future Leaders Forum for Young Women, Saturday, March 23, 9am-4pm, west Creek Town Center, Capital One Campus, 15000 Capital One Drive, speaker Courtney Macavinta, co-founder & president of The Respect Institute.

Baker Elementary School PTA’s First Annual Car, Truck & Bike Show, Saturday, April 27, 9am-3pm, early bird registration $15 due by April 15, $20 after the 15th or on day of the event, info 804-247-0639.

KLM Scholarship Foundation 5th Annual Black & White Affair, Party With A Purpose, Saturday, April 6, 7-11pm, Children’s Museum of Richmond, 2626 West Broad Street, advance tickets $30, www.TheBlackandWhiteAffair.com or http://www.klmfoundation.org/5th_black_white.html

Richmond Public Schools Education Foundation, Pride of RPS: Living Legacies Breakfast, Friday, April 19, 7:30am-9:30am at the Jefferson Hotel Grand Ballroom, 101 West Franklin Street, $50, email Adele Johnson, adele.johnson@richmond.k12.va.us or call 804-780-8623.

An Evening with Lyle Lovette & His Acoustic Group, Tuesday, May 7 at the Carpenter Theatre, tickets go on sale Friday, March 22, 10am, 800-514-ETIX (3849).

Hampton Jazz Festival, June 28-30, Friday Gladys Knight, The Ojay’s, KEM, Leela James; Saturday George Benson, Forte Jazz Band featuring Brian Pinner, Heads of State, featuring Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant & Johnny Gill, Fantasia; Sunday Jill Scott, TGT featuring Tyrese, Ginuwine, & Tank, Bob James & David Sanborn, Karla Crump, tickets on sale Saturday, March 23, 10am on line ticketmaster.com, charge by phone 800-745-3000 or visit www.hamptonjazzfestival.com.

2013 Bud Light Concert Series at nTelos Wireless Pavilion featuring Earth, Wind & Fire, June 7, Pre-sale starts Thursday, March 21at 10am, Password – SHININGSTAR; Kings of The Mic Tour feat. LL Cool J with Ice Cube, Public Enemy & De La Soul, June 15, Pre-sale Thursday, April 10am, Password – KINGS; The Avett Brothers – June 22, Straight No Chaser, June 23, www.PavilionConcerts.com.

21st annual Capital Jazz Fest, June 7 – 9, A weekend of Cool Jazz & Soul, Will Downing, Dave Koz, Bob James & David Sanborn, Gerald Albright & Norman Brown, Ledisi, Marcus Miller Chaka Khan, Eric Benet, The Whispers, Angie Stone, The Ohio Players and many more, tickets on Sale Saturday, March 23, www.capitaljazz.com/fest.

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