Sunday Broast at Ardent Craft Ales.

Chocoholic, free films, Maggie Ingram and the Ingramettes, RVA beer releases and Ardent's Sausage Broast. Get to it, Richmond...before next weekend is all about Valentine's Day.


Fountains of chocolate! Rivers of sugar! Chocolate fountains, truffles, sweet and savory items galore at the 10th anniversary of CHOCOHOLIC!, the annual sweet-toothed fundraiser at the Science Museum of Virginia for Family LifeLine. Expect to see goodies from Gearhart’s Fine Chocolate, Chocolates by Kelly, Chocolate Cravings, Blue Bell, King of Pops, Southern Season and many more. Tickets are $50 and include entry, food, entertainment and two drink tickets. To purchase tickets, visit or call (804) 249-5424. At the Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 West Broad Street. 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Now through Sunday

Free movie screenings all over town to heighten environmental awareness. A few that we highly recommend: "Brooklyn Farmer" (27 minute documentary) at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond on Friday, "The Lorax" and Disney’s "Bears" (family-friendly feature films) at the Byrd on Saturday morning, documentary contest winner "Rappahannock" at the Byrd on Sunday and many more. All free and open to the public. Get the full schedule here.


In honor of Black History month, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will host a special performance of Maggie Ingram and the Ingramettes for First Fridays. Known as the “Gospel Queen” of Richmond, Maggie Ingram and her family have performed at the Kennedy Center, the National Folk Festival, and the Richmond Folk Festival. 6 to 8 p.m. VMFA, 200 N. Blvd, free, 340-1400.

Blue Bee & Hardywood New Releases, Sausage Broast at Ardent


Blue Bee Cider will be releasing a small batch of Gold Rush fermented with Hefeweizen yeast on Thursday, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Hardywood will release its latest, WRIR X, to celebrate Richmond’s independent radio station WRIR 97.3 FM’s 10th anniversary. The release party is on Saturday. Tasting room opens at 2 p.m. with Southern Charm BBQ Company, Goatocado and Paris Creperie rva and live music at 5 p.m. from BIG NO, The Invasion and The Ar-Kaics. And Ardent Craft Ales will be hosting a Broast on Sunday with Sausage Craft grilling food, hot soup from Pizza Tonight, truffles and brownies made with Ardent Dark Rye as well as other chocolates for sampling and purchase from Richmond's Chocolate Cravings. Sunday from noon to 3 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 7

Clap and sing along to traditional African song and dance led by Ezibu Muntu dance group at the Children's Museum of Richmond. Two performances at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Children’s Museum of Richmond, Central location, 2626 West Broad St. Included in museum admission, $8 adults and children, free for members. 474-7063.

Also recommended:

Find out more events for Black History Month here:

And get ready for Valentine's Day with our Valentine's Day Guide:


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Colleen Curran covers arts and entertainment for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. She writes the weekly column Top Five Weekend Events.

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