What's Booming in Richmond: Neil Diamond, Cinderella, and China

February 13th, 2019

The best events to peel you off your couch

Cinderella crystal slipper

Neil Diamond couldn’t make it to Richmond this week, but we got the next best thing. Simply Diamond ROCKS! Thursday, Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weinstein Jewish Community Center.

You know the story of Cinderella – but do you know the Richmond Ballet’s version? Quick teaser: there are more pointe shoes than glass slippers. Thursday, Feb. 14 through Sunday, Feb. 17 at Dominion Energy Center.

Ooh and ahh at all of the brand-new cars, trucks, and exotic vehicles on display at the Virginia International Auto Show. And if you bat your eyelashes and ask nicely, they might even let you test drive a vehicle or two. Friday, Feb. 15-Sunday, Feb. 17 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

How did enslaved cooks in Virginia do their jobs every day? There’s only one way to find out (unless you have a time machine, in which case there are two). Cookin’ for the Big House, Saturday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m.-noon at Stratford Hall.

The VMFA is heading overseas for the day. Check out ChinaFest, a whole day filled with Chinese culture, Chinese performances, Chinese storytelling, Chinese art, and – oh yeah – Chinese food. Saturday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

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