Weekend calendar

April 15-18

Thursday 4/15

ICGR Benefit Concert: “The Power of Music, Raising Money for Haiti.” 7-9 p.m. Free.  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 5600 Monument Ave. 795-1476.

Richmond Shakespeare presents “Elizabeth Rex” Elizabeth I sentences to death the rebellious Earl of Essex, a man once rumored to have been her lover. 8 p.m. $20-$30. Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage. 600 E. Grace St. 225-9000.

Live Music at The Camel: Featuring Meeting House, American Spacemonster and Derek Zuk. 7 p.m. $5. 1621 W. Broad St. 353-4901.

Richmond Flying Squirrels home opener: Flying Squirrels vs. Reading Phillies. 7:05 p.m. $6-$10. The Diamond. 3001 North Blvd.

A Million Blooms at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens: Enjoy the colors of the season. 9 a.m-5 p.m. Adults $10 Seniors $9 Children $6. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.1800 Lakeside Ave. 262-9887.

Friday 4/16

“Riverdance” The spectacular dance show whose very face is a map of Ireland. 8 p.m.  $40-$60. Landmark Theatre. 6 N. Laurel St. 646-4213.

Southern Women’s Show: We have something for everyone—from savvy shopping to creative cooking ideas to healthy lifestyle tips. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. $5-$9.  Richmond Raceway Complex. 600 E. Laburnum Ave. 228-7500.

Congo/Women Photographic Exhibit: An international photography exhibition and educational campaign to raise awareness of the widespread sexual violence facing women and girls in the Congo. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Virginia Holocaust Museum. 2000 E. Cary St. 257-5400.

Disco Biscuits: 2 Day. 8 p.m. $40. The National. 704 E. Broad St. 622-9877.

Live Music at the Triple: Featuring We The Granada and Balaclava. 9:30 p.m. Free. The Triple. 3306 W. Broad St.

Saturday 4/17

Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll: 12 monologues come with this one-man show that portrays a funny, yet bleak, landscape of the Western world, by Eric Bogosian. 8 p.m. Students $10 Adults $25 Seniors $22.  The Firehouse Theatre. 1609 W. Broad St. 355-2001.

River District Canal Cruises: Enjoy 40-minute historically narrated tours of the James River & Kanawha Canal along the historic Canal Walk in a covered boat. 12-7 p.m. $5 Adults $4 Seniors. Canal Turning Basin. 14th Street and Dock.  649-2800.

Live Music at the Camel: Featuring Coald Toast and Jason Ajemian’s The High Life. 8:30 p.m. $7. The Camel. 1621 W. Broad St. 353-4901.

The X Chili Cook-off: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. $25. Richmond Raceway Complex. 600 E. Laburnum Ave. 228-7500.

Walking Tour: Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery: 10-11:30 a.m.  $10 ($5 History Center members). Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, Cherry and Albemarle streets. Valentine Richmond History Center. 1015 E. Clay St. 649-0711.

Sunday 4/18

2010 Richmond Festival of Music: The musical worlds of Dvorak and Brahms. 4 p.m. $5-$25. First Unitarian Universalist Church. 1000 Blanton Ave.355-0777.

Spring Bada Bing: The boss of all craft shows. 11 a.m. -4 p.m. Free. Planet Zero. 0 E. Fourth St.

Book signing: Michele Young-Stone celebrates the debut of her novel “The Handbook for Lightening Strike Survivors” 5-7p.m. Free. Gallery 5. 200 W. Marshall St. 644-0005.

Alan Shulman’s The Portraits of Zinkov: A series of portraits created from the “Zinkover Memorial Book.” 11 a.m-5 p.m. Free. Virginia Holocaust Museum. 2000 E. Cary St.257-5400.

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