If you live in an apartment in Glen Allen, VA and you are looking for something to do in the Richmond area, there are plenty of arts and entertainment events going on around town.
Here is a quick glimpse at the upcoming Richmond area arts and entertainment calendar.
First Fridays Art Walk: Openings Friday 5-9 p.m. at galleries on and around Broad Street downtown.
West Main Street galleries: Openings Friday at Artemis Gallery; glave kocen gallery; Page Bond Gallery; Red Door Gallery; Reynolds Gallery; Uptown Gallery; and Visual Arts Center of Richmond.
DéCOR, 19 S. Belmont Ave. Reception 2-5 p.m. Saturday for “Saturday Showcase,” pen-and-ink abstractions by Tom Zuk. Through April 27.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Boulevard. Opens Saturday: “Pop Art and Beyond: Tom Wesselmann,” major retrospective of the works of the American painter famous for his “Great American Nudes.”
Jazz Café: Victor Haskins Quartet, 6 p.m. Thursday at Best Café, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Boulevard. Free.
2nd Stage Series: Brad Spivey & the Honky Tonk Experience in old-time, traditional country tunes, 7 p.m. Friday at Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road. $12 in advance, $15 at door.
1964 .. . The Tribute: Foursome dubbed “the best Beatles tribute on Earth” channels the Fab Four at 8 p.m. Saturday at Carpenter Theatre, Richmond CenterStage, 600 E. Grace St.
Shady Grove Coffeehouse: Steve Smith & Hard Road – string-meister Smith, guitarist Chris Sanders and bassist Anne Luna — in Americana and bluegrass, 8 p.m. Saturday at Unitarian Universalist Community Church, 11105 Cauthorne Road.
Richmond Ballet Studio 3: “New Works Festival” offers up four new works from choreographers Starrene Foster, Sasha Janes, Darrell Moultrie and Amy Seiwert, 6:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. April 7, 6:30 p.m. April 10-13 and 4 p.m. April 14 at Richmond
Ballet Studio Theatre, 407 E. Canal St. opening night includes post-performance reception.
Richmond Choreographers’ Showcase: Dance works by 11 choreographers from the Mid-Atlantic, 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. April 7 at VCU Grace Street Theater.
“The Pride,” Richmond Triangle Players production of Alexi Kaye Campbell’s award-winning time-traveling play, previews at 8 p.m. Wednesday and opens at 8 p.m. Thursday at RTP Theater, 1300 Altamont Ave. $16 preview, $26 opening night, $21-$26 thereafter. Through April 27.
“Post-Black in the ‘Burg,” Sycamore Rouge Six Blocks series production of a collection of one-act plays written by students at the College of William and Mary examining “post-blackness” opens at 8 p.m. Thursday at Sycamore Rouge, 306 N. Sycamore St., Petersburg. $10. Repeats Friday.
“Sweeney Todd: The Play,” Theatre VCU production of Christopher Bond’s dark play about a barber who plots a grisly revenge against his enemies, opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Raymond Hodges Theatre, VCU Singleton Center, 922 Park Ave. Through April 21.
RavenCon: Science-fiction, fantasy and horror genre convention with authors, gamers, workshops and more, opens with registration at noon Friday and continues Saturday and April 7 at Holiday Inn Select-Koger South.
Cinema Classics: “The Sound of Music,” hit musical starring Julie Andrews screened at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday at Henrico Theatre.
Southside Virginia Heritage Days: Commemoration of the Civil War Battle of Sutherland with 18th- and 19th-century civilian and military living history, tours of the 1803 Sutherland’s Tavern and more, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 7 at Historic Fork Inn.
Black & White Affair: Dancing, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, casino games and more, 7-11 p.m. Saturday at Children’s Museum of Richmond-Central; benefits KLM Scholarship Foundation.