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Apr
30
Sat
Johnny Appleseed @ Swift Creek Mill Theatre
Apr 30 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am

Adapted by Tom Width April 11 through May 13, 2016 Shows: 10:15 AM and 12:00 Noon Theatre Tickets $8.75 Add $2.00 for lunch Grades PreK – 3 Some are legend, some are true, and some are a fanciful mixture of both – but Johnny Appleseed was most certainly a real man – a man who loved children, loved the outdoors, loved animals and believed that apples could help to feed everyone and to keep them healthy. Join us for our musical version of Johnny’s story.

Little Shop of Horrors @ Swift Creek Mill Theatre
Apr 30 @ 10:15 am – 12:15 pm

Flyer_Youth_Little_ShopBy Howard Ashman and Music by Alan Menken April 8th & May 13th, 2016 Shows: 10:15 AM Theatre Tickets $12.50 Add $2.00 for lunch Grades 6 – 12 You haven’t seen Little Shop…until you’ve seen THE MILL do Little Shop…!! Our original 1986 production took the town by storm and became the longest-running show in our theatre’s history: eight months of thrills and chills and over-the top fun! The voracious Audrey II will once again consume the Mill stage (and, indeed, the entire theater) with music and mayhem. It’s a not-to-be missed event of monstrous proportions!

Camp Kesem Cancer SuCKs Bar Crawl @ The Fan District
Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Camp Kesem, a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer by attending a free week-long summer camp. Camp Kesem at Virginia Commonwealth University is hosting the Cancer SuCKs bar crawl in Richmond at 2PM → Sticky Rice (2232 W Main St), 3PM → Social 52 (2619 W Main St), 4PM → 3 Monkey’s (2525 W Main St), 4PM → Star Lite (2600 W Main St), and 5PM → Continental Divide (2501 W Main St) on April 30th, 2016, 2-5pm. The first 100% of proceeds will go to the bars then Camp Kesem will receive 90% to help raise money towards their goal of $40,000 in hopes of serving 40 children in the Richmond area for summer 2016.

Opening Reception | “Fine Art & Furniture” Group Show @ Gallery Flux
Apr 30 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Gallery Flux invites you to attend our group show, “Fine Art & Furniture”. The show will showcase one-of-a-kind functional furniture pieces surrounded by beautiful paintings, ceramics, and glass pieces. The exhibition will run from March 3rd until April 30th, 2016. The show will also include two opening receptions on March 3rd and April 7th from 5:30-8pm. Exhibition Dates: March 3 – April 30, 2016 Opening Receptions: March 3 and April 7, 5:30-8pm Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11am-6pm, Saturday 11am-4pm, and Sunday 12-4pm http://www.galleryflux.com/Exhibit_Detail.cfm?ShowsID=86

“No Matter What” A Badfinger Tribute @ Ashland Coffee And Tea
Apr 30 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Badfinger Tribute Show Scheduled for Sat. April 30, 2016

“No Matter What,” a tribute to the iconic British band Badfinger, has been scheduled for Saturday, April 30, at 8:00 p.m. at Ashland Coffee and Tea in Ashland, VA. The show will feature members of the Hullabaloos, The Taters, The NEAtLES and other Richmond, VA bands performing Badfinger hits and deep cuts. An on-air appearance by the musicians will occur Saturday, April 16th at 1 PM on WRIR 97.3 FM.

Badfinger was one of the greatest power pop bands of all time. Signed by the Beatles
to their Apple label in 1968, the group released hits like “Maybe Tomorrow,” “Come and Get It,” “No Matter What,” “Day After Day,” “Without You” and “Baby Blue” before breaking up in 1974.

With their impeccable Abbey Road sound, and their first hit written by Paul McCartney, Badfinger’s work is considered musical perfection. George Harrison helped produce the group’s third album and played slide guitar on the hit “Day After Day.” Band members also appeared on several of the Beatles’ solo albums, including “All Things Must Pass” “Imagine,” and “Concert for Bangladesh.” George Martin arranged the strings on one of their songs on their first album, “Carry On Til Tomorrow,” and it was produced by Paul McCartney.

Brooke Saunders, who is organizing the tribute show, met Mike Gibbins, the drummer for Badfinger, while traveling in 1977. “I was in England for a family reunion and afterwards went to Swansea, Wales, and met Pete Ham’s brother, John, and Mike Gibbins,” says Saunders. “I spent a week there getting to know Mike and various people associated with Badfinger. Mike gave me a quarter-inch tape of their last, unreleased album, “Head First,” and five rare photographs.”

“One of my best moments was strumming a few chords on Pete’s guitars,” adds Saunders. “His iconic SG – was given to him by George Harrison, who had used it on Revolver, plus John Lennon played it on The White Album. Mike and I kept in touch for a while, and I was eventually able to meet Tom Evans and Joey Molland, who has played in Richmond on occasion.”

The show will include nearly 30 Badfinger songs, plus other tunes from Beatles solo projects on which band members played, including “My Sweet Lord” and “It Don’t Come Easy.” Ashland Coffee and Tea will feature Welsh rarebit and leeks on its menu.

Musicians scheduled for the project include Gary Eaton, Brooke Saunders, Rolfe Trimble, Harry Gore, Susan Stewart, Calvin Cecil, Vernon Knight, Mason Mills, Miles Johnston, Beth Tubb, Craig Evans, Brad Tucker, Greg Marrs and Chris Mendez.

Please contact Brooke Saunders at 804-236-6869 or brookesaunders@gmail.com

Steve Lippia’s Centennial Celebration: A Frank Sinatra Tribute @ Carpenter Theatre
Apr 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Frank Sinatra would have been 100 years old in 2015. Come celebrate the “Chairman of the Board’s” life and music with world-renowned entertainer Steve Lippia returns to RVA to perform the Sinatra hits that we all love with the RSO.

May
1
Sun
Johnny Appleseed @ Swift Creek Mill Theatre
May 1 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am

Adapted by Tom Width April 11 through May 13, 2016 Shows: 10:15 AM and 12:00 Noon Theatre Tickets $8.75 Add $2.00 for lunch Grades PreK – 3 Some are legend, some are true, and some are a fanciful mixture of both – but Johnny Appleseed was most certainly a real man – a man who loved children, loved the outdoors, loved animals and believed that apples could help to feed everyone and to keep them healthy. Join us for our musical version of Johnny’s story.

Little Shop of Horrors @ Swift Creek Mill Theatre
May 1 @ 10:15 am – 12:15 pm

Flyer_Youth_Little_ShopBy Howard Ashman and Music by Alan Menken April 8th & May 13th, 2016 Shows: 10:15 AM Theatre Tickets $12.50 Add $2.00 for lunch Grades 6 – 12 You haven’t seen Little Shop…until you’ve seen THE MILL do Little Shop…!! Our original 1986 production took the town by storm and became the longest-running show in our theatre’s history: eight months of thrills and chills and over-the top fun! The voracious Audrey II will once again consume the Mill stage (and, indeed, the entire theater) with music and mayhem. It’s a not-to-be missed event of monstrous proportions!

May
2
Mon
Johnny Appleseed @ Swift Creek Mill Theatre
May 2 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am

Adapted by Tom Width April 11 through May 13, 2016 Shows: 10:15 AM and 12:00 Noon Theatre Tickets $8.75 Add $2.00 for lunch Grades PreK – 3 Some are legend, some are true, and some are a fanciful mixture of both – but Johnny Appleseed was most certainly a real man – a man who loved children, loved the outdoors, loved animals and believed that apples could help to feed everyone and to keep them healthy. Join us for our musical version of Johnny’s story.

Little Shop of Horrors @ Swift Creek Mill Theatre
May 2 @ 10:15 am – 12:15 pm

Flyer_Youth_Little_ShopBy Howard Ashman and Music by Alan Menken April 8th & May 13th, 2016 Shows: 10:15 AM Theatre Tickets $12.50 Add $2.00 for lunch Grades 6 – 12 You haven’t seen Little Shop…until you’ve seen THE MILL do Little Shop…!! Our original 1986 production took the town by storm and became the longest-running show in our theatre’s history: eight months of thrills and chills and over-the top fun! The voracious Audrey II will once again consume the Mill stage (and, indeed, the entire theater) with music and mayhem. It’s a not-to-be missed event of monstrous proportions!