Art After Hours: VMFA continues its series with Gayle McGehee & Nocturnes and the poetry of Tarfia Faizullah. 6-9 p.m. $10. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. 200 N. Boulevard. 340-1405.
Chocoholic! Enjoy an evening of chocolate fountains, wine, and refreshments to benefit CHIP of Greater Richmond. 6-9 p.m. $35. Virginia Holocaust Museum. 2000 E. Cary St. 592-2177.
Crimes of the Heart: 1981 Pulitzer Prize winner by Beth Henley. 8 p.m. $15-$20. Chamberlayne Actors Theatre. 319 N. Wilkinson Rd. 262-9760.
The Garden Is For Lovers: Valentine’s Display In the Conservetory: See the blooms of tulips, daffodils, and orchids. 9 a.m. $10 adults, $6 children (3 and older). Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. 1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.
John Marshall School Corps of Cadets: Explore the history of military training as part of the public education system. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Virginia Historical Society. 428 North Blvd. 358-4901.
Beer and Blues with Rattle Snake Shake: 5-8 p.m. Free. Capital Ale House. 704 E. Broad St. 612-1900.
First Fridays Art Walk: Explore the galleries of Broad Street. 7 p.m. Free. W. Broad Street, Between Belvidere & Fourth Streets. 304-1554.
Servant of Two Masters: Escape to the tale of a moonlighting servant by Carlo Goldoni. 8 p.m. $20 General public, $15 Students. Henly Street Theatre. 4901 Old Brook Rd.340-0115.
Round Up for Richmond: Have an evening with the RoundUp Girls, and great music. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Free. The Hat Factory. 140 Virginia St. 788-4281.
Design 2009: A Retrospective of Winning Work 10 a.m-5 p.m. Free. Virginia Center for Architecture. 2501 Monument Ave. 644-3041.
SCAN’S Bourbon Street in Shockoe Bottom: Greater Richmond Stop Child Abuse Now 3rd annual Mardi Gras Event . 8 p.m. $50. The Main Street Station.1500 E. Main St.646-2041
Citizen Cope: Enjoy the stylings of singer/songwriter Citizen Cope. 9 p.m. $20. The National. 704 E. Broad St. 612-1900.
Capital Ale House’s 3rd Annual Karneval Celebrations: Latin Carnival w/ Bio Ritmo.8 p.m. $15. Capital Ale House. 704 E. Broad St. 612-1900.
David Plouffe at The Richmond Forum: A campaign manager for President Obama. 8-10 p.m. $36-$70. Landmark Theatre. 6 N. Laurel. 646-4213.
Richmond Symphony: Paganini and Petrushka: 8 p.m. $17-$72. Carpenter Theatre at Richmond Center Stage. 600 E. Grace St. 225-9000.
Hokies v. Hoos Food Fight. The UVA and VT rivalry is displayed at the sixth-annual food fight to encourage donations to the Central Virginia Food Bank. 7 p.m. Free. Ukrops Cafe and Grill. (All area Ukrops) 3522 W. Cary St. 353-0676.
Theatre IV presents “The Song of Mulan” 2 p.m. $10. Empire Theatre.114 W. Broad St. 783-1688.
Music Jam: Capital Ale House will host an open jam session. 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Free. 623 E. Main St. 780-2537.
ArtWorks January Art Exhibit: Featuring Starting Point by Fiber Transformed. 12-7 p.m. Free. ArtWorks.320 Hull St. 291-1400
An American Turning Point : The Civil War in Virginia: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Virginia Historical Society. 428 North Blvd. 358-4901.