Weekend Event Picks: Richmond Jewish Food Festival, No BS! Brass Band, Pet Expo, and more

Weekend Event Picks: Richmond Jewish Food Festival, No BS! Brass Band, Pet Expo, and more

The Henrico Humane Society will host their 18th annual Pet Expo, the Jewish Food Festival returns to the Weinstein JCC, No BS! Brass Band takes over The Broadberry, and our 73rd governor will be sworn in this weekend.

Henrico Humane Society Pet Expo at the Richmond Raceway Complex – The Henrico Humane Society will host their 18th Annual Pet Expo, to be held on Saturday, January 13th from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM at the Richmond Raceway Complex. The Pet Expo is a unique indoor event where people can bring their pet to enjoy a day of fun and excitement with the whole family. Over 50 exhibitors will be on hand offering a variety of goods and services. Activities are scheduled throughout the day, many of which involve pet participation. Admission is $12 for adults and $5 for children 2 through 12. Pets are, of course, welcome. Learn more here.

No BS! Brass Band at The Broadberry – No BS! Brass takes the New Orleans brass band into uncharted territory, fearlessly combining elements of James Brown, John Coltrane, Michael Jackson, and Led Zeppelin into their fiercely original sound. Trained in the conservatory and hardened in the garage, No BS! Brass has performed at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, the Festival of New Trumpet Music, and on National Public Radio’s Tiny Desk Concert, and this weekend they’ll be at The Broadberry. They take the stage Saturday, January 13th at 8:00 PM. Doors open at 7:00 and tickets are $12 in advance; $15 at the door. Tickets and more info here.

Governor Elect Northam’s inauguration at The Capitol – If you don’t already have tickets to the inauguration of Governor Elect Ralph Northam, you’re probably out of luck, but it’s a big event nonetheless and there are other activities you can participate in to commemorate the day. The swearing in of the Commonwealth’s 73rd governor will take place this Saturday, January 13th at noon. The day is chock full of other activities if you aren’t attending the inauguration itself, such as an open house at the Executive Mansion. Here’s a complete guide to what you need to know if you want to attend, and road closures if you’re just trying to make your way around all the traffic that’s expected. Get caught up here.

Richmond Jewish Food Festival at the Weinstein JCC – If you’ve got a hankering for some delicious food, the Weinstein JCC is the place to be this weekend. It’s the return of the Richmond Jewish Food Festival, and it runs Sunday through Monday. You’ll find traditional favorites like potato latkes, knishes, brisket, and more over the course of the two-day event. There will also be live music and other entertainment throughout the day. The event is free to attend and all booths are a la carte. The festival runs Sunday, January 14th through Monday, January 15th from 11:30 AM until 7:30 PM both days. The Weinstein JCC is located at 6300 Patterson Avenue. Take a look at the full menu here.

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