Weekend Event Picks: River City Spirits Festival, ChinaFest, Auto Show, and more

Weekend Event Picks: River City Spirits Festival, ChinaFest, Auto Show, and more

This weekend, enjoy ChinaFest at the VMFA, get your drink on at the River City Spirits Festival, check out “Waitress” at the Altria, and more.

Photo: VMFA

River City Spirits Festival at Stony Point Fashion Park – Join Stony Point Fashion Park for a day of 20+ Virginia craft spirits, local breweries and cideries, live music, great food, and more – with indoor cocktail lounges and wine bars throughout. The River City Spirits Festival kicks off at 11:00 AM at the South Richmond mall and continues through 4:30 PM. Tickets are $30 in advance; $40 at the door for unlimited tastings and a souvenir glass. Tickets and more info here.

ChinaFest at the VMFA – Join the VMFA in a celebration of the Lunar New Year and ChinaFest: Year of the Earth Pig. Explore Chinese art and culture through art-making activities, demonstrations, and performances. Decorate your own folding fan and create a miniature Earth Pig sculpture. Watch the dynamic Lion Dance, beautiful performances by Yu Dance Arts, and so much more. It all kicks off at 10:00 AM Saturday and runs through 4:30 PM. Free entry. More info here.

Virginia Motor Trend International Auto Show – Check out hundreds of the latest cars, trucks, and SUVs plus classic rides, exotics, and more at the 2019 Virginia Motor Trend International Auto Show Friday through Sunday at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Tickets are $10 at the door; kids under 12 are free. Runs Friday 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM; Sunday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. More here.

Monument Avenue: General Demotion/General Devotion at The Valentine – A new exhibit exploring Richmond’s complex and controversial history with monuments, centered around the Confederate statues on Monument Avenue, opens this weekend at The Valentine. “Monument Avenue: General Demotion/General Devotion” reimagines Monument Avenue and what it could be in the future and is the result of a national design competition. Get the details here.

Waitress at the Altria Theater – Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” When a baking contest in a nearby county—and a satisfying run-in with someone new—show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness. “Waitress” runs Friday through Sunday at the Altria Theater with tickets starting at $43.50. Learn more and get tickets here.

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