1st Sunday of the Month
September - November, 2018
11AM - 3PM
Spend Sunday afternoon strolling through a variety of farmers’ market and arts market vendors, relaxing on a picnic blanket on the grass, and enjoying a tasty lunch with the family! Sunday Brunch Markets will include delicious food from the Glen Allen Super Market, vendors, a wine & beer garden, picnic space (don’t forget your blanket), activities for the kids, and live entertainment. Bring your reusable bags and get ready for a fun-filled Sunday!
Family-friendly event! Feed the whole family and enjoy a day of fun! Menu includes: Steak & Cheese, Italian Sausage, Hamburgers, Hot dogs and more!
Our 2018-2019 Season kicks off with An Evening of Bluegrass! Enjoy a complete dinner with all the fixin’s, a full bar and live music at our premier concert featuring The Commonwealth Bluegrass Band! The Commonwealth Bluegrass Band joined forces in 2012, quickly building a fan base in central Virginia and beyond. The band plays traditional and modern bluegrass and is known for their close harmonies and high lonesome sound, as well as their fun, entertaining, and energetic spirit! Kick off your weekend with band members Randy Cook, Malcolm Pulley, Mike Bailiff, Joe Currence and Wally Hughes for an evening of spectacular bluegrass! Tickets are only $15 with a subscription (when you purchase 4+ shows), $17 general admission, or $21 at the door.
Legendary folk icons, The Kingston Trio, bring their timeless music to fans across the USA with a national tour that marks the group’s 60th anniversary. Keeping it in the family, Josh Reynolds, son of original member Nick Reynolds, along with lifelong musical partners Mike Marvin and Tim Gorelangton, perform many of the trio’s best-loved songs. The performances take the audience on an iconic musical journey to a time when folk music made its extraordinary ascent to the pinnacle of popular culture – and the top of the music charts. The Kingston Trio was one of the most prominent groups of the era’s pop-folk boom that started in 1958 with the release of their first album and its hit recording of “Tom Dooley”, which sold over three million copies as a single.
Presented by VA Rep on Tour!
This musical adaptation from the original story by Charles Perrault follows the plot of the traditional fairy tale, but adds delightful surprises and comic situations. The Fairies’ wondrous gifts to the child are given until a single invitation to the party is missed. A prick on the spinning wheel will take its toll on the kingdom. Will destroying all the spinning wheels be enough to save the king’s daughter? Find out as this tale illustrates that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” and true goodness is found only in a loving heart.
Singer, actor and cabaret artist Georgia Rogers Farmer takes the stage for an evening of storytelling and live music with Joshua Wortham on piano! Songs will range from Broadway to pop and standards! Georgia has been featured in productions with Swift Creek Mill Theatre, Richmond Triangle Players, Virginia Repertory Theatre, The North Carolina Theatre, Triad Stage and many more. Georgia was recently nominated for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for the Richmond Theatre Critics Circle awards for her role in “It Shoulda Been You”. She enjoys creating and starring in her own one-woman cabarets, and is a fan favorite at The Cultural Arts Center! Join us for an enchanting evening with this beloved triple-threat! Georgia is also a 'domestic goddess' so crafts and prizes are sure to appear during the show! A complete dinner and full bar/beverages will be for sale at the concert from Apple Spice Junction, making this the perfect way to kick off the weekend. Claim your seats in advance for $17 at 804-261-ARTS (2787).
Claim your seats early for this hilarious crowd pleaser! The Capitol Steps are back for more fun, laughs and shenanigans in this creative blend of music and political comedy. No matter who you are or what’s in the headlines, the Capitol Steps will tackle both sides of the political spectrum in their newest production, “Make America Grin Again.” The Washington DC-based comedy troupe that began as a group of Senate staffers, has recorded over 34 albums and has been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS.
Grammy-nominated JD Souther has penned countless hits for the Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Roy Orbison, James Taylor, Don Henley, George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, Brooks and Dunn and found success as a solo artist. This led him to being inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2013 and becoming one of the most celebrated songwriters of his generation. On his latest studio album, Tenderness (Sony Music Masterworks), Souther creates a perfect balance of understated jazz with the ineffable pop narratives that have been the backbone of much of his greatest work. His classic albums John David Souther, Black Rose and Home by Dawn have been released as expanded reissues (Omnivore Recordings).
1PM - 5PM
Festive fun for all ages! In conjunction with the Latin Ballet of Virginia, “El Dia de los Muertos” is a festive celebration of life with live performances, dancing, music, sweets, treats, and fun art activities for the whole family! Wear your Halloween costume to join in the fun at this community tradition!
This event is free to attend!
10am - 5PM on November 9-10th
Shop a variety of unique vendors to find the perfect holiday gift, home décor, or a special something just for you! Free admission and free parking. Snacks and lunch options will be available for shoppers until 3pm.
You’ve never heard a choir quite like this! Made up of approx. 12 - 15 professional musicians, the talented Richmond Clarinet Choir plays everything from chamber music to jazz, to show tunes, and more! Join us for a special concert featuring your favorite songs from the big screen! With clarinets, saxophones, percussion, piano, and vocals, you’re in for a full concert experience! Plus, enjoy a complete catered dinner and full bar/beverages available for sale at the show! If you love live orchestral music or have ever played an instrument – you’re sure to appreciate this evening of live music! Tickets start at just $17 at 804-261-ARTS (2787).
Free and fun for the whole family!
In partnership with the County of Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks, The Center welcomes you to this beloved holiday event featuring magical holiday music performances, hot chocolate and cookies, a toasty bonfire, and, of course, a special visit from Santa to light our 60-foot cedar Christmas tree at The Center’s entrance!
This event runs from December 1, 2018 - January 2, 2019
Opening: Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 5-7pm following the Center’s annual Tree Lighting. Santa and his elves will be on site for a visit with the children.
Artisan created Christmas trees deck the Center’s halls as we celebrate our eight Illumination. Each tree designed with its own special theme is sure to thrill the youngest to oldest visitors. Don’t forget the scavenger hunt or you’ll miss out on a special treat at the end!
Sponsored by Wave Church
Celebrate the season with your favorite holiday songs, performing by Offering! Offering rocks with heart! With their acoustic rock sound anchored in guitar and piano, enriched by strings and world percussion, Offering marries music, passion, and response to a difficult world. Offering was established in 1999 by lead singer Jeanine Guidry and plays in diverse venues throughout the mid-Atlantic region. They have toured twice internationally: in 2004 to Czech Republic, Austria and Italy; in 2009 to China. You won’t want to miss their return to The Cultural Arts Center at this festive holiday concert. Invite friends, co-workers and neighbors to this one-night-only concert event and enjoy dinner and a full bar/drinks at the show! Advance tickets are $17 or $21 at the door.
3 Redneck Tenors is a mixture of down home laughs with big city music! It has been said that if “Larry the Cable Guy, Il Divo, and Mrs. Doubtfire had a baby, that child would be the 3 Redneck Tenors.” These singing trailer park angels are packing their festive Christmas mullets and will be dashing through the snow just in time for some down-home holiday cheer. Performed by the same great cast of the hit 3 Redneck Tenors – a New Musical Adventure. These real life Broadway and Opera stars are ready to warm your holidays with classic, pop and deep-fried feast of musical delights. The familiar holiday tunes in the show include classics like: “Sleigh Ride”, “White Christmas”, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”, “Santa Baby”, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”, “Blue Christmas”, “O Holy Night”, “Winter Wonderland”, “Jingle Bells”, and “Silent Night”. You’ll also enjoy holiday spoofs like “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” and “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” and a few other great surprises! Based in Dallas, TX, these guys have been seen as top 10 finalists on America’s Got Talent, Only in America with Larry The Cable Guy, and live in theater productions across the nation.
Presented by VA Rep on Tour!
VA Rep, one of the nation’s largest touring theatres for young audiences, presents The Shoemaker and the Christmas Elves, a heartwarming holiday musical! Join us as VA Rep takes a yuletide spin on the classic Brothers’ Grimm fairy tale. The fun begins when the poor shoemaker and his wife are visited by Christmas elves on assignment from Santa. You won’t believe what happens next! Bring the whole family to delight in this magical story as we all learn the true meaning of Christmas.
Featuring Rhythm Future Quartet w/ Thomas Wakefield & Gypsy Roots and special guests Dallas Vietty of Hot Bijouxx and Michael J. Harris of Hot Club of Baltimore! Celebrate the creative influence of legendary Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt on today’s music! This annual concert event features live music performances by the genre’s leading artists. Plus, meet the headliners and sharpen your skills with an exclusive hands-on guitar workshop!
Visit www.artsglenallen.com for workshop details and pricing.
Power duo Cathy Motley-Fitch and Jason Marks present beloved Opera classics and your favorite love songs straight from Broadway in this epic concert! You may recognize Soprano, Cathy Motley-Fitch, as one-third of RVA’s beloved Richmond Divas or from one of her many stage performances across the nation that include the role as Belle in “Beauty and the Beast”. Jason Marks is an award-winning singer, actor, and composer, and a familiar face to the vibrant arts community in the Richmond area. His performances include solo and oratorio works with the Richmond Symphony and the Washington Chorus & National Symphony Orchestra (Washington, DC). Join them as they take the stage together for an enchanting evening of live music with dinner/drinks for sale at the show from Apple Spice Junction, making this a perfect date night – or Friday out with close friends. Tickets start at $17 at 804-261-ARTS (2787).
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!
From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique show that paints a musical portrait of The Man in Black. This foot stompin’ salute to the musical legend includes 30 classic hits such as “I Walk the Line”, “A Boy Named Sue”, “Folsom Prison Blues” and the title song, “Ring of Fire”.
February 22 - 7pm
February 23 - 7pm
February 24 - 2:30pm
February 28 - 7pm
March 1 - 7pm
March 2 - 7pm
March 3 - 2:30pm
Soundworks is Central Virginia's premier men's a cappella ensemble! In recent years, the ensemble has delighted audiences in Virginia and throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The group's dynamic repertoire encompasses a wide range of musical genres including contemporary a cappella, doo-wop, folk, gospel, holiday music, jazz, barbershop, chorale works and more! Over the years, Soundworks has been crowned champions in both modern a cappella and barbershop harmony competitions. Formed in 2005, the ensemble includes men of all ages and from all walks of life. The ensemble will showcase small groups, quartets and whole chorus songs throughout the evening. If you love tight four-six part harmony, then this concert is a “must see” event that is perfect for all ages. Plus, plan to enjoy dinner and drinks at the show, available for sale from Apple Spice Junction.
Through their shared zeal and passion for Ireland’s musical traditions, this troupe enables audiences to experience the Real Ireland for the mere price of a concert ticket. Celebrating their cherished heritage through Irish dance, music, and song is something these entertainers take very seriously. You’ll be enthralled from the moment the lights dim as the sweet and stirring songs of Ireland, rigorously precise dances, and traditional musicianship carry you to Ireland on wings of music.
One night only! Join us this year as The Center pairs Richmond favorites Susan Greenbaum and the Richmond Symphony on the Sara Belle November Stage in this popular annual concert series! Enjoy listening to some of Susan’s favorite originals and covers, including a few of her favorite Carpenters and Carole King tunes, all accompanied by the Richmond Symphony. A Fine time will be had by all at this Center exclusive.
We invite you and your family to explore The Cultural Arts Center and the visual and performing arts as you participate in hands-on art projects and enjoy live performances by a variety of talent. Free and open to the public, there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy! Food service will be provided by the Glen Allen Super Market from 11am-4pm so you can enjoy lunch or snacks without having to stop all the fun!
March 23, 2019
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 Marty Stuart, The Oak Ridge Boys, John Anderson, Bill Anderson, Travis Tritt and The Gatlin Brothers. Don’t miss this one-night-only concert event full of classic country hits! Dinner, dessert options, and a full bar/beverages will be available for sale at the show! Claim your seats early for $17 online or by calling 804-261-ARTS (2787).
Singing in multi-part close harmony, triple-threat fiddle champions The Quebe Sisters take the stage for an evening of song and Western Swing! Along with headlining their own shows to ever-growing audiences, they’ve shared the stage with American music legends including Willie Nelson, George Strait, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, and Ray Price. Don’t miss this one-night-only concert event!
11AM - 11PM
Join us on Saturday, April 13th. Enjoy 30 of the region’s best bluegrass and Americana bands playing on three indoor stages! The Jam is a family-friendly festival atmosphere and represents the best of bluegrass coming together to support a local cause. ALL proceeds will go to the Richmond Fisher House. Over the past nine years, this event has raised and donated more than $180,000! The event is free, with donations suggested at the door.
Note: Tickets to the Wednesday performance are $25. Thursday shows are an abbreviated $12 performance of the original production.
Don’t miss this audience favorite that’s inspiring for dance fans of all ages! Eleone Dance Theatre ushers in the new millennium with resurrected cutting edge works that challenge traditional boundaries. Enjoy contemporary, modern, spiritual, rhythm and blues, African, hip-hop and more at this stunning performance! Tickets start at $12.
Antique Melody Show is a heralding journey of 1920s, 30s and 40s radio stars such as Annette Hanshaw, Mae West, Fats Waller, Judy Garland & Billie Holiday - just to name a few. Sprinkle in some pastiche with Squirrel Nut Zippers, Post Modern Juke Box and other roots jazz contemporaries and you'll experience their gumbo of traditional jazz standards, tin pan alley, ragtime, Broadway show tunes and saloon croon coming at you from their unique style of stripped down arrangements. Simply the sweeter side of swing. AMS additionally lauds a modest collection of resonant original songs evocative of the same era. This band features guitar, piano, clarinet, violin, upright bass, trombone and one romantic voice. You won't want to miss this special night of live music! Catch this speakeasy-style jazz band in concert on Friday, May 3rd at 7pm. A complete dinner and full bar/beverages will be for sale at the concert from Apple Spice Junction, making this the perfect way to kick off the weekend. Claim your seats in advance for $17 online or at 804-261-ARTS (2787).
2PM - 8PM
Meet popular artist P. Buckley Moss, known as the people’s artist. Ms. Moss will be onsite to meet fans old and new and will sign prints and books purchased from The Center gift shop or brought from home. Don’t miss the special edition print created just for this event!
Celebrating 10 years of performances by The Richmond Divas - Debra Wagoner, Cathy Motley-Fitch and Desiree Roots! Performing old and new favorites and classics from Broadway to jazz to standards to pop. RVA’s superbly talented Divas will dazzle audiences of all ages! Claim your seats today!
Bluegrass fans unite! The Big Boss Combo is a 5 piece bluegrass quartet featuring the family style singing of the Johnson Brothers, all the way from the upscale Aluminum Acres trailer park and campground community in Limber West Virginia. Forced to make money playing music as children to feed the family livestock, the Limber Johnson Boys grew to love to disappoint a crowd starved for entertainment. Combo members have played Leno, Letterman, Rosie, Conan, CMT Awards, the Grand Ole Opry, the Birchmere, and The Old Dominion Barn Dance to name a few. They have performed for Governors, Senators, and opened for well-known acts such as the Statler Brothers, Aaron Tippin, the Seldom Scene, Alison Krauss, the Country Gentlemen, and many more! (Please remember, no throwing under britches on the stage and to remain behind the velvet rope during their performance!) Hoopin” and Hollern’ is encouraged. Join Big Boss Combo on Friday, June 7th at 7pm for a fun night of bluegrass and shenanigans! Plus, enjoy a complete catered dinner and full bar/beverages available for sale at the show! Tickets are $21 at the door, or $17 in advance online or at 804-261-ARTS (2787).