Great8 weekend events: legend of the poinsettia, bingo, hiking and more!


RICHMOND, Virginia (WRIC) – The holidays may be over, but the fun in Richmond never ends! This week you can catch a ballet show, take a hike, plan your wedding, listen to throwback tunes, or laugh in a comedy show. Here are our top picks of weekend events:

THURSDAY JAN. 6 IN THE SUN. JANUARY 9: LATIN BALLET OF VIRGINIA, LEGEND OF POINSETTIA

Watch the Latin Ballet of Virginia perform their 20th anniversary performance of “The Legend of the Poinsettia”. Written and produced by the artistic director of the ballet in 2001, it has been performed every year since. The production features holiday traditions from Latin America and Spain.

At various times over the weekend at the Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center at 2880 Mountain Road. Tickets are $ 15 to $ 20. You can find more information online here.

FRIDAY JAN. 7: HAUNTED POP HUB

Start at the upstairs bar of the Penny Lane Pub with a beer and stories about the haunted places of Richmond. The tour then continues along Franklin Street with different stories along the way. The group meets at Triple Crossing Brewery for another drink.

This event starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m. You can register through Haunts of Richmond.

FRIDAY JAN. 7: SAVED BY THE 90S

This’ 90s cover band will perform some of the decade’s favorite hits from artists like the Spice Girls, Beastie Boys and Third Eye Blind.

All participants will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR or antigen test performed within 72 hours of the event. No home tests.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. at the National on 708 E. Boraod St. Tickets are $ 12.50 plus fees. You can find more information on Facebook.

SATURDAY JAN. 8: GROUP HIKING FOR ALL WOMEN

Join the She Opts Out women’s outdoor group for their first hike of the year. The hike begins at Pumphouse Park and will circle the entire 7-8 mile loop of the Buttermilk Loop.

The hike starts at 9 a.m. More information is available on Facebook.

SATURDAY JAN. 8: TIM “E” LIKE ELVIS

Rosie’s Gaming at Colonial Downs in New Kent is celebrating Elvis’ birthday, not with the real deal, but with someone like him. Tim “E” has won several awards as an Elvis impersonator.

There are two sessions on Saturdays, one at 7 p.m. and one at 9 p.m. Tickets are priced at $ 12.50 each. Learn more and purchase tickets on Rosie’s website.

SATURDAY JAN. 8: OPEN MIC PIZZA AND SLICE OF LIFE COMEDY

This open mic will introduce a mix of comedians from local legends to new neighborhood kids. This event is open to persons 21 years of age and over, or with the approval of a parent or guardian.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Intermission Beer Company located in Unit A at 10089 Brook Road, Glen Allen. Free with the purchase of food and drinks. This show is on the deck, so guests are encouraged to order and come out to watch the show, bring a seat with you.

SUNDAY JAN. 9: BEER, SNACKS AND BINGO

Sip beer and try to win merchandise at this weekly event. Bingo games are hourly and the Freekin ‘Rican Food Cart and Catering will be serving food.

1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Center of the Universe Brewing at 11293 Air Park Road, Ashland. You can find more details on Facebook.

SUNDAY JAN. 9: WEDDING RICHMOND WINTER SHOW

Anyone planning a wedding may want to stop by Main Street Station Train Shed on Sunday to check out the local vendors. There will be over 100 vendors at the Winter Wedding Show. Engaged couples can find everything they need, including music options, locations, clothes, photographers, cakes, and more.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can purchase your tickets on the event webpage.


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