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Thursday-Sunday – ‘Legend of the Poinsettia’

The Latin Ballet of Virginia presents the holiday classic “Legend of the Poinsettia,” about a young girl who wants to bring the baby Jesus a Christmas gift, but can’t afford a proper present. Times vary. The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen. $15-$20. (804) 261-2787 or

Friday – First Friday

With free admission to the Virginia Museum of History & Culture, experience a night of family-friendly events that includes free access to the galleries, specials in the café, food trucks, live music, face painting, a scavenger hunt and more. 5 to 8 p.m. at 428 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd. (804) 340-1800 or

Friday – Merciful Zero

A night of LGBT+ musicians at Richmond Music Hall with performances from Merciful Zero, Harli and the House of Jupiter and Trapcry. 7:30 p.m. 623 E. Main St. $10.

Saturday and Sunday – Benedict Arnold’s Raid and the Capture of Richmond

History comes to life this weekend with an interpretive event exploring Benedict Arnold’s raid and the capture of Richmond at Chimborazo Medical Museum and Historic St. John’s Church. On Saturday, a living history camp will highlight the experiences of soldiers and civilians during the American Revolution, with musket firing demonstrations at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. outside Chimborazo Medical Museum, 3215 E. Broad St. At noon, living history re-enactors will march from Chimborazo to Historic St. John’s Church, 2401 E. Broad St., where speakers will provide insights into the life and times of those living in Richmond in the 18th century. “Benedict Arnold” will also be on hand to describe his role in the Revolution. On Sunday, the event culminates with walking tours of Revolutionary Richmond at 10 a.m. on the grounds of Chimborazo Medical Museum and 1 p.m. in downtown Richmond at the Farm Fresh parking lot, 2320 E. Main St. Find more information at or (804) 226-5028

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