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This Week in Richmond, Virginia

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

February 22 through February 28, 2011 finds a week packed with exciting events and things to do in VIrginia’s capitol city, Richmond.

Full Calendar of Events in Richmond VA This Week

1. VMFA presents the exhibition “Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musee National Picasso, Paris” featuring 176 works in various media chronicling the famed artist’s entire career. See our other blog post for details! Open 7 days a week, hours 10 AM to 6 PM, extended to 9 PM on Thursdays and Fridays. World class art – not to be missed!

2. Michael Flatley’s “Lord of the Dance” the powerful Irish Dance phenomenon takes the stage at the Landmark Theater  on February 22 at 7:30 PM. Blog Post.

3. John Mellencamp, American rock singer/songwriter known for his own brand of rock that favors organic instrumentation not synthesizers and artificial sounds, will appear as part of his “No Better Than This Tour” on Thursday, February 24 at 7 PM at Richmond’s Landmark Theater. Mellencamp has sold over 40 million albums worldwide and his latest album “No Better Than This” was released to widespread acclaim August, 2010. Tickets from Ticketmaster entitle ticket holder to download one copy of the album. Past hits include “Hurts So Good” and “Jack and Diane.”

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Richmond Dances

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

There’s only one more day to catch Richmond Ballet performing “Giselle” and that is Sunday February 13. The ballet, a classic love story, full of romance, betrayal, and even death is performed at the CenterStage’s Carpenter Theater.  Saturday evening’s performance was sold out and attended by many couples celebrating Valentine’s Day a little early by experiencing the hauntingly romantic tale of love and devotion.  The Richmond Ballet‘s performances are executed by corps of talented dancers worthy of widespread acclaim not only on a regional scale but a national level as well. Richmond is very fortunate to be home to this talented company!

Bale Folclorio da Bahia brings its explosion of color, music, and dance to the Carpenter Theater at Richmond's CenterStage on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2011

If you can’t make today – on Monday, Valentine’s Day, February 14th Centerstage will welcome Bale Folclorico da Bahia, the only professional folk dance company in Brazil.  The troupe consists of 38 dancers, singers, and musicians and will perform selections from their repertory based on “Bahian” folklore, whose roots are in dances of African origin.  You’ll see the samba, slave dances, dances that celebrate Carnival – and, yes, even capoeira, a form of martial arts.  Show begins at 7:30 PM. Tickets ($25) are available at the CenterStage box office or Ticketmaster.  Discounted tickets are only available at the box office (seniors, military and students).

So, if you forgot to make plans for Valentine’s Day, check with Richmond Ballet to see if you can squeeze in for Giselle’s love story today, or check to see if seating is available for the exciting folk dances of Brazil on Monday.  You’re bound to get a few points for choosing culture for your Valentine!

Three Reasons To See Richmond Ballet’s Giselle

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

The Richmond Ballet is bringing the acclaimed ballet, Giselle, to Richmond’s historic Carpenter Theatre at CenterStage February 11th through February 13th, 2011.

The Richmond Ballet performs Giselle at the Carpenter Theatre February 11 through 13

Giselle, one of the great Romantic ballets, was conceived by the influential French poet, author, critic and possibly the greatest champion of the Romantic ballet, Théophile Gautier.  Giselle was created to honor the ballerina Carlotta Grisi, whom Gautier not only admired for her dancing, but with whom he was in love. The ballet was first performed in June 1841 at the Paris Opera and was a success on many levels – even inspiring a style of hat and a type of fabric.

There are three great reasons to make sure you have a ticket to one of these performances:

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Romeo & Juliet Ballet in Richmond This Weekend

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

The Richmond Ballet will perform Romeo and Juliet at Richmond’s newly renovated CenterStage less than one mile from our  Fan District inn.  The widely-acclaimed Richmond Ballet will perform Malcolm Burns’ version of William Shakespeare’s tale of star-crossed lovers, with music by Prokofiev beginning at 7 PM today and continuing through Sunday. Here’s what the Richmond Times-Dispatch had to say..WHAT LIGHT

The Carpenter Theater at Richmond CenterStage, located at 600 E Grace Street is a superb setting for Romeo & Juliet, Richmond's Carpenter Theater, restored to its earlier splendor, is the site of Richmond Ballet's performance of Romeo & Julietthe romantic tragedy that is the very essence of love, the spirit of Valentine’s Day. Tickets range from $15 to $125, ticket info.  The performance is bound to please and is the perfect reason to plan an in-town getaway.

If ballet is not your cup of tea, you can always make plans to visit the West Grace Street Candlelight Home Tour.  The West Grace Street Association has arranged a tour of six stately homes with food and beverage pairings at each stop between 4 PM and 8 PM on Saturday, February 13. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 day of the tour. Tour Details

All in all, Valentine’s weekend – or any other weekend for that matter – is the perfect time to check into our Richmond Virginia B&B and be in the middle of it all.