Weekend Events in the Richmond Metro Area

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23rd annual Duck Race, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Richmond & Tri-Cities, Saturday, August 11, 2-6pm, Rocketts Landing, 4708 East Old Main Street, next to the Boathouse Restaurant, Ducks drop at 5pm, ducks on sale $7 each, or 5 for $25, ducks sold day of race, www.bigbrobigsis.com, 804-261-4940, grand prize, a Nissan, Versa.

3rd annual Richmond Jazz Festival at Maymont, August 10-12, Friday, August 10, 6pm Hippodrome Theater with Lonnie Liston Smith, $20: August 11 &12, at Maymont, 11am,  daily $55,parking at West Cary Street parking deck, ($4), City Stadium parking lot Sunday Only & Dogwood Dell, free shuttle service to and from Maymont Saturday & Sunday, www.jazzatmaymont.com, 804-644-8515.

Children’s Museum of Richmond –  CMoR Central, August 11, Moonbounce Mania CMoR Central, Racecar Day • Saturday, August 18th at CMoR Central, race car-themed activities throughout the museum! FREE with museum admission, www.ChildrensMuseumOfRichmond.org.

An evening with musical group JAH BAHA from Benin, Friday, August 10, 7pm, Goree African Restaurant, 1823 East Main Street, tickets $20 – dinner included, 804-269-5375 or 804-389-4488.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Maharaja: The Splendors of India’s Great Kings, through August 19, Jazz Cafe – Thursdays, 6-9pm, Free; first Fridays Performing Arts, 6-8pm; Second Fridays – Wine Tasting, 6 -8pm, Third Fridays – Tango After Work, www.vmfa.state.va.us 804-340-1400.

Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS & the Brain, Science Museum of Virginia, through September 23, www.smv.org, 804-864-1400.

Cirque Du Soleil “Dralion,” fusing the 3000 year-old tradition of Chinese Acrobatic Arts with the multidisciplinary of Cirque du Soleil, seven performances, Through Sunday, August 8-12, Richmond Coliseum, adult tickets $35-$80, children 12 & under $28-$65, military, seniors, students $31.50-$67.50,  www.cirquedusoleil.com/dralion or www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.

Kings Dominion & The Central Virginia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen  for Kings Dominion for the Cure 2012, through September 3, purchase “Pink Day” tickets online www.Kingsdominion.com for $39.99, each $1 from tickets sold will benefit the Central Virginia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

 Pistol, Pop, Peanut & Pedro, four Negro League Baseball Players at the Virginia Historical Society (VHS)Saturday, August 11, 2012, 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., 428 North Boulevard, Henry “Pistol” Mason, Joe “Pop” Durham, Mamie “Peanut” Johnson-Goodman, and Pedro Sierra will participate in an interview-style educational program answering questions about their Negro League ball-playing days and Civil Rights struggles in the 1950s and 1960s, www.vahistorical.org, 804-358-4901.

RVA-B-QUE, Sunday, August 12, 12-5pm, 17th Street Farmer’s Market, 17th & East Main Streets, free, www.tastethelocal.com, 804-646-0477, August is Virginia Craft Beer Month.

7th annual Filipino Festival, August 10 & 11, Friday, 5-10pm, Saturday, 10am-10pm, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 8200 Woodman Road, Friday: Keith Horne & The Sports Bar Rock Star Band, Janet Martin, D’Originals, Saturday: Cedar Creek, McGill Jackson, Five and Dimers & Th Band, Authentic Filipino Cuisine, also features the Legend of the Ibong Adarna, Filipino Folk Dancers, The Latin Ballet of Virginia, cultural exhibits and games, www.filipinofestival.org, FREE

Canceled : The Scream Tour performance originally scheduled Thursday, August 16, Carpenter Theatre at Richmond Centre Stage, Return tickets to point of purchase, www.ETIX.com.

Future Events:

Old Instruments for Young Hands Concert, Richmond Concert Band performs Sunday, August 19, 6pm at Linwood Holton Elementary School, 1600 West Laburnum Avenue, concert free, donations of gently used instruments accepted, bring lawn chairs for outside picnic, 804-737-3767 or 804-228-5310.

Down Home Family Reunion, Saturday, August 18, 4-11pm, Abner Clay Park, Free, www.efsinc.org.

D&G Line Dancing - Pink Line Dance for the Cure, Saturday, October 20, 9am-1pm, dance 6-11pm, Robinson Theater Community Arts Center, 2903 Q Street, Fee, www.dglinedancingrva.com.

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