Thursday – War on Drugs – The on-fire indie Philadelphia band is back in Richmond to play from its latest “A Deeper Understanding,” which was just nominated for a Grammy. 7:30 p.m. $24.50 and up.
Thursday-Sunday – Disney on Ice: Dream Big – A Disney princess themed ice show brings Belle, Cinderella and Snow White to the ice, as well as the famous “Frozen” sisters Elsa and Anna. Times vary. $15 and up.
Friday – Science After Dark – The last Science After Dark will follow “A Christmas Story” theme with a screening of the beloved holiday classic, “shoot-your-eye-out” themed activities (safely, of course!), a ping pong ball blowout, arts and crafts activities and much more. $10, plus $5 per Dome feature at the Science Museum of Virginia. 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Nightly (closed Dec. 24 & 25) – GardenFest of Lights – Now is the time, Richmond. Before Christmas week and the lines get crazy long. This year’s GardenFest is truly amazing with a fairy-tale theme. Check out our slideshow here. 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Regular Garden admission.