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Quill theatre presents “brave new world” - 2/16/18
Quill theatre presents “brave new world” - 2/16/18
Quill theatre presents “brave new world” - 2/16/18

Quill theatre presents “brave new world” - 2/16/18

Friday, February 16, 2018

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8:00 pm

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$28

The Center and Quill Theatre team up again to bring Aldous Huxley’s brilliant novel to life on the Sara Belle November stage. Set in London in the year AD 2540, the novel anticipates developments in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological manipulation, and classical conditioning that are combined to profoundly change society. “Brainwashing, baby factories and happy pills. The future doesn’t seem so bright to Aldous Huxley.”

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Young Irelanders
Young Irelanders
Young Irelanders

Young Irelanders

Friday, February 23, 2018

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7:00 pm

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$35

Each and every year the Irish Cultural Academy brings together some of its finest exponents of Irish traditional music, song and dance as part of one terrific group known as The Young Irelanders. These performers  have Irish traditional music, song & dance running through their veins! Experience what Ireland’s traditions look and sound like in the hands of some of the most talented young performers in the world. Don’t miss your opportunity to see this sensational act!

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An Evening of Portuguese Blues / Fado Nosso
An Evening of Portuguese Blues / Fado Nosso
An Evening of Portuguese Blues / Fado Nosso

An Evening of Portuguese Blues / Fado Nosso

Friday, March 2, 2018

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7:00 pm

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$17 in advance, $20 reserved seating, $21 at the door.

You've never heard the blues like this! Fado Nosso is Richmond's first and only Fado ensemble. Fado is an urban folk music from Portugal that the ensemble expertly fuses with classical, jazz & Latin music elements! Featuring players from RVA groups including The Larri Branch Agenda, The Richmond Guitar Quartet, Gypsy Roots and Moruza, Fado Nosso draws upon influences from jazz, classical, flamenco and folk, playing a fado that is true to its roots, yet decidedly original. This concert is perfect for date night w/ dinner for sale at the show - or a fun night out with friends or coworkers! Individual tickets start at just $17. PLEASE NOTE: For general admission seats, select the "Best Available" button on the order page. For $20 reserved seats, select the "CHOOSE SEATS" button on the order page. (Discounts do not apply to reserved seating.) Once all reserved seats are filled, general admission tickets may still be available. For questions or assistance ordering tickets, feel free to also call us at 804-261-ARTS (2787).

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Rock & Roll Jubilee!
Rock & Roll Jubilee!
Rock & Roll Jubilee!

Rock & Roll Jubilee!

Friday, March 9, 2018

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7:00 pm

Saturday, March 10, 2018

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7:00 pm

Sunday, March 11, 2018

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2:30 pm

$30

Flashback to 1958 and be a part of the studio audience for the live broadcast on (fictitious) WJKS radio as it channels the spirits of the founding fathers of rock n’ roll into a fun evening of music! RVA favorites Craig Evans, Brad Tucker, Brian Sulser, George Garrett, Jim Wark, and BJ Kocen will take you on a musical journey with all your favorite songs from the Titans of Teen Town: Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, The Everly Brothers and Ricky Nelson. The Jubilee also includes 1950s’ period advertisements, skits, and lots of laughs and surprises in this Center Season favorite! 

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An Evening of Country / Honky Tonk Experience
An Evening of Country / Honky Tonk Experience
An Evening of Country / Honky Tonk Experience

An Evening of Country / Honky Tonk Experience

Friday, April 6, 2018

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7:00 pm

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$17 in advance, $20 reserved seating, $21 at the door.

Claim your seats today for this 2nd Stage favorite! The Honky Tonk Experience is comprised of five of Richmond, Virginia's most respected musicians. Each member has forged their own reputation by playing in a variety of other bands over the past 20 years. They have also shared the stage with several national acts including Travis Tritt, BR5-49, Dale Watson, Webb Wilder and Junior Brown. PLEASE NOTE: For general admission seats, select the "Best Available" button on the order page. For $20 reserved seats, select the "CHOOSE SEATS" button on the order page. (Discounts do not apply to reserved seating.) Once all reserved seats are filled, general admission tickets may still be available. For questions or assistance ordering tickets, feel free to also call us at 804-261-ARTS (2787).

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Richmond's Finest: 3 Guys and a Symphony
Richmond's Finest: 3 Guys and a Symphony
Richmond's Finest: 3 Guys and a Symphony

Richmond's Finest: 3 Guys and a Symphony

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

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7:00 pm

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$40

Come enjoy this “moving” experience as some of Richmond’s finest theatrical performers, Richard Koch, Jason Marks & Scott Wichmann, join the Richmond Symphony to bring you an evening of song from Broadway to pop to standards and more. Come along for the ride, we think you’ll have a swell time!

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Eleone Dance Theatre
Eleone Dance Theatre
Eleone Dance Theatre

Eleone Dance Theatre

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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7:00 pm

Thursday, April 19, 2018

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9:30 am

Thursday, April 19, 2018

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11:30 am

$12-$25

Note: Thursday shows are $12 abbreviated performances of the original production.

Hailing from Philadelphia, this exhilarating and “soul-stirring” dance company goes beyond the traditional dance performance to deliver an “experience” that inspires and energizes audiences and dance fans of all ages! The company has a diverse repertoire of works that are contemporary, modern, spiritual, rhythm and blues, African, as well as hip-hop in theme.

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An Evening of Blues & Jazz / The Lawrence Olds Band
An Evening of Blues & Jazz / The Lawrence Olds Band
An Evening of Blues & Jazz / The Lawrence Olds Band

An Evening of Blues & Jazz / The Lawrence Olds Band

Friday, May 4, 2018

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7:00 pm

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$17 in advance, $20 reserved seating, $21 at the door.

Over the past 20 years Lawrence has performed regularly from New York City to Key West, Florida, delighting audiences of all ages with his rich vocals and warm personality. You won't want to miss his epic return to The Cultural Arts Center and this fun evening of blues & jazz classics! Dinner and drinks are available for sale at the show! Performers: Lawrence Olds (vocals); Chris Whiteman (guitar); Charlie Kilpatrick (keyboard); Carter Blough (bass); Todd Woodson (drums). Click below for tickets to this staff favorite! PLEASE NOTE: For general admission seats, select the "Best Available" button on the order page. For $20 reserved seats, select the "CHOOSE SEATS" button on the order page. (Discounts do not apply to reserved seating.) Once all reserved seats are filled, general admission tickets may still be available. For questions or assistance ordering tickets, feel free to also call us at 804-261-ARTS (2787).

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P. Buckley Moss Print Signing - FREE EVENT
P. Buckley Moss Print Signing - FREE EVENT
P. Buckley Moss Print Signing - FREE EVENT

P. Buckley Moss Print Signing - FREE EVENT

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

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2:00 pm

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SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 2-8pm

FREE! Meet beloved Virginia artist, P. Buckley Moss, and have your favorite prints signed by the artist herself. Prints and giftware featuring Moss’s work are available for sale in The Center gift shop before and during the event. Bring your own pieces from home or purchase a new piece at the event.

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craig karges “experience the extraordinary”
craig karges “experience the extraordinary”
craig karges “experience the extraordinary”

craig karges “experience the extraordinary”

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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7:00 pm

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$30

Craig Karges (seen on The Tonight Show and CNN) dazzles the eye and captivates the mind during his spellbinding performance as tables float, minds are read and metal bends! When the curtain falls, you are not certain whether you’ve been under the spell of a wonderful illusion... or you have witnessed an extraordinary reality!

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An Evening of Bluegrass / Slack Family Bluegrass Band
An Evening of Bluegrass / Slack Family Bluegrass Band
An Evening of Bluegrass / Slack Family Bluegrass Band

An Evening of Bluegrass / Slack Family Bluegrass Band

Friday, June 1, 2018

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7:00 pm

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$17 in advance, $20 reserved seating, $21 at the door.

SEASON FINALE SHOW! The Slacks have been around the Richmond, Virginia area for over 15 years playing for the masses and lovin' every minute of it! Today this family of “brothers from different mothers” creates energetic, diverse and infectious music featuring three part vocal harmonies and a wide variety of indigenous influences that give more than a nod to the way “it used to was”.  This blend of traditional, contemporary and original tunes with mass appeal for all ages renders music their fans affectionately dub "slackgrass”. Claim your seats today to our 2nd Stage / Season Finale concert that bluegrass fans alike are sure to love! Plus, enjoy dinner and drinks for sale at the show from Apple Spice Junction! PLEASE NOTE: For general admission seats, select the "Best Available" button on the order page. For $20 reserved seats, select the "CHOOSE SEATS" button on the order page. (Discounts do not apply to reserved seating.) Once all reserved seats are filled, general admission tickets may still be available. For questions or assistance ordering tickets, feel free to also call us at 804-261-ARTS (2787).

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