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Once Upon A Time

You know the story: A jaded fairy casts a spell on an unsuspecting princess, who falls into an endless sleep, only to be awakened by the kiss of a prince (what else?). The classic story of The Sleeping Beauty is given new life by the talented dancers of Moscow Festival Ballet for one night only.

When: March 11, 7:30 pm

Where: Carpenter Theatre, Richmond Centerstage

Cost: $25 - $47


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Laugh 'til You Cry

Most won't recognize comedian Faizon Love by name, but chances are you've seen him before. The funny guy had parts in films Elf, The Fighting Temptations and Couples Retreat (to name a few). He's sure to deliver a good time for your next adults-only night out.

When: March 18-20, showtimes vary

Where: Funny Bone Comedy Club & Restaurant

Cost: $20


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7th Annual Women's Success Summit

"The Million Dollar Business Formula" will provide women entrepreneurs with insightful new ways to monetize their business. The event features keynote speaker Sandra Yancey, who is the bestselling author, CNN American Hero, movie producer, and founder and CEO of eWomenNetwork. The event will also include exhibitors, networking and a meal. Richmond's summit is sponsored by EVB P.O.W.E.R., a program sponsored by EVB that offers networking, resources, tools, and financial products and services to support local women business owners.

When: March 22, 11 am - 4 pm

Where: Meadowbrook Country Club

Cost: $59-$79




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Acorns and Crackerjacks

The city's favorite rodents are back in action in April! The Richmond Flying Squirrels play 13 homes through the month against Hartford, Altoona, and Reading. On most night, fans can take part in fun events like wearing their favorite hockey jersey. Bring Fido for Bark in the Park every Monday night this season - the first 300 dogs receive a free Frisbee!

When: Season begins April 7

Where: The Diamond

Cost: $8 - $28


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Girl Power

The number of women in science is gradually increasing and Camp In: Girls in Medicine aims to help continue this pattern. Middle school girls join forces with professional women in a special overnight camp featuring hands-on activities, many of which fulfill SOL and scout badge requirements.

When: April 8-9, 6 pm - 9 am

Where: The Science Museum of Virginia

Cost: $10 per child and $10 per adult


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It Keeps You Runnin'

If crazy costumes and live music sound like fun incentive to run at 8:30 in the morning, then Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10k is the race for you. You can even encourage the kids to get active by signing them up for the one-mile Virginia 529 Kids Run, which concludes with delicious food and fun activities.

When: April 9, Kids Run: 8 am start time; 10k waves begin at 8:30 am

Where: Monument Avenue 10k: Broad St, and Harrison St; Kids Run: Cathedral Place

Cost: Monument Avenue 10k: $20-$55; Kids Run: $15-$30


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Dynamic Duo

The Virginia Arts Festival is doing it big this year for its 20th anniversary - it's bringing in famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma and renowned pianists Emanuel Ax to perform the complete sonatas for one remarkable recital. The duo has been performing together since 1973 (talk about musical compatibility!).

When: April 12, 7:30 pm

Where: Chrysler Hall, Norfolk

Cost: $20-$85


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Singing Lovers Sail the Seas

The dramatic, rocky coast of Norway becomes the stage for a spellbinding voyage, testing the power of love. The Virginia Opera presents The Flying Dutchman, a mesmerizing score directed by Washington National Opera's Artistic Director, Francesca Zambello. You'll hear the Wagnerian opera in German, but no fear, the English supertitles will come to the rescue.

When: April 15, 8 pm & April 17, 2:30 pm

Where: Carpenter Theatre, 600 E. Grace St, Richmond,


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Shear Madness

Are you a fan of urban homesteading or have a particular fondness for sheep? Stop by Meadow Farm for a fun and educational event that takes you from start to finish through the process of wool production, beginning with old-fashioned sheep shearing and ending with lessons of spinning and weaving. Your kids will love petting the woolies, sheared or not.

When: April 16, 12-4 pm

Where: Meadow Farm

Cost: Free


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Full Throttle

If the words Datsun/Nissan Z mean anything to you, you'll probably want to attend this event. A million of these Japanese sports cars were sold in the 1970s, establishing Japan as a key player in the American automobile industry. The Richmond Z Car Association and the Richmond Region AACA is excited to guide you through 45 years of this iconic vehicle.

When: April 17, 2-3:30 pm

Where: Dorey Park

Cost: Free


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