Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia Modified operations, beginning April 8, the museum will no longer accept patrons as walk-ins nor accepting appointments for tours. The Black History Museum plans to renovate and relocate to the Leigh Street Armory, the new location slated to open in 2014. You can support the project by donating a tax-deductible contribution. Please note “Armory Funds” in the memo line. For more information on the latest modification and its new location visit www.blackhistorymuseum.org or call 804-780-9093.
Weinstein JCC hosts ReelAbilities Film Festival, A National Film Festival showcasing Disabilities, April 8 – 14, Festival opens Monday, April 8, 7:00pm, closes Sunday, April 14th, Weinstein JCC, 5403 Monument Avenue, 5:30pm, other venues include Visarts Center, April 9, Barksdale Theater April 10, and Larrick Student Center on VCU Medical Center’s MCV Campus, details richmond.reelabilities.org.
Living The Dream, Inc. (Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr) 3rd annual Recognition & Awards Luncheon, Saturday, April 6, 11:30am, at Fifth Baptist Church’s Family Life Center, 1415 West Cary Street, 804-355-1044.
Children’s Museum of Richmond newest outdoor exhibit area, the MeadWestvaco Virginia Native Trees exhibit, opens Friday, April 5, the exhibit showcases trees from three of the state’s geographic regions including Tidewater, Piedmont & Blue Ridge Mountain, www.ChildrenMuseumOfRichmond.org or 804-474-7000.
PROM BRING IT, extends shopping for Prom Dresses, Tuxedos, Accessories, Shoes, for students who can’t afford to buy them, 9986 Brook Road Virginia Center Creeks in the same mall as Menswearhouse, Shoe Carnival & Coldstone Creamery, details 804-683-2226.
Chesterfield Kite Day at Clover Hill Athletic Complex, 17701 Genito Road (fields 7 and 8) Sunday, April 7, 1-4 p.m., for a fun day of kite flying & family friendly entertainment, To get a free kite, participants must pre-register by calling 804-748-1623. No registrations day of or on site. The rain date Sunday, April 14, 1:00-4:00 p.m. 804-748-1992.
April is E-Cycle month at the Museum, benefiting VirginiaFIRST. Drop off your unwanted electronic devices including computers, mp3s, smart phones, cell phones, televisions and other electronics for recycling. We accept broken and working equipment, batteries, cables and chargers, etc. Anything with data will be wiped to DOD standards, 9:30am – 5:00pm Free, http://www.smv.org/visit/events.
Richmond Jazz Society’s Guest Educators Series, Tuesday, April 9th, two shows, 7pm & 9:30pm, Capital Ale House, Downtown Music Hall, 623 East Main Street, features Eric Alexander & Harold Mabern Quartet, advance tickets $25, www.vajazz.org or 804-643-1972.
A Musical Tribute to Commemorate The 150 Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, Saturday, April 13, 8pm a free concert with the Richmond Symphony and Steven Smith, Conductor at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, reserve your tickets at www.richmondsymphony.com.
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