Great 8 Happenings: A Spring market, theater, tours, and so much more

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — This weekend offers a number of cultural events for you and your family to enjoy.

Below is a list of some of the event happening this weekend.

The Bizarre Bazaar, The Spring Market

For all things Spring, head to the 24th Annual The Bizarre Bazaar, The Spring Market.

Two exhibition buildings at the Richmond Raceway Complex will feature fine arts and crafts and decorative accessories for your home and garden.

Find gifts for graduations, birthdays, baby showers and more.

Vendors will offer gourmet foods, cookbooks, designer clothing, and accessories.

When: Saturday, April 2, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Richmond Raceway Complex, Old Dominion Building, 600 E. Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, Va 23222

Cost: Adults: $7,  Children: $1.50

Civil War and Emancipation Day

On Saturday, local museums, historical societies, and other cultural institutions will join together to present the 7th Annual Civil War and Emancipation Day.

This year’s theme is “An Uncertain Journey,” which will explore the legacies and meanings of the American Civil War, Emancipation, and Reconstruction.

The event will include guided tours of Richmond historic sites, cannon firings, musical performances and children’s games.

There will also be several food trucks at the event.

Most activities are free.

Click here for more information and a complete list of activities.

  • When: Saturday, April 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where:  Historic Tredegar, 500 Tredegar Street, Richmond, Va 23219
  • Cost: General admission is free

King Lear at VMFA

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is bringing the written word to life.

VMFA will host the Quill Theatre’s production of the Shakespearean play “King Lear”.

“King Lear” is the story of an aging King of Britain trying to divide his kingdom between his daughters and his gradual descent into madness

Come see Shakespeare’s words come to life at the VMFA’s Leslie Cheek Theater.

  • When: Friday, April 1, through Sunday, April 23, Friday and Saturday performances start at 8 p.m., Sunday performances start at 2 p.m.
  • Where: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Leslie Cheek Theater, 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, Va 23220
  • Cost: $20- $35

Monument Avenue Walking Tour

Learn about the homes, residents and history of  Monument Ave in Richmond’s Fan District.

Monument Avenue is the first street in the U.S. to be designated as a National Landmark by the National Park Service.

The tour is presented as part of the Richmond History Tours program, a service of the Valentine.

Meet at the Lee Monument at Allen and Monument avenues.

You can pay in advance or you can pay on the day of the tour.  Please bring cash or a check.

  • When:  Sunday, April 3 from 2 p.m.- 4 p.m.
  • Where:  The Valentine Museum1015 Clay Street, Richmond, Va 23129
  • Cost:  $15 per person, $5 for Valentine members

Race to Parenthood 5k

Join Road to Parenthood as they host their Race to Parenthood 5k.  The event is a fundraiser for the Road to Parenthood Grant Fund.

Road to Parenthood, a non-profit organization, promotes infertility awareness, education, and support to help those who struggle to become parents.

The funds will be equally divided into five individual grants, which will be awarded to five couples to help with their fertility treatments or adoption.

When: Saturday, April, 2 from 9 a.m. to Noon

Where: Virginia Farm Bureau, 12580 West Creek Parkway, Richmond, Va 23238

Cost: $35-$50

Southside Speedway Opening Night

The Southside Speedway opens Friday.  

Drivers from all over the Mid-Atlantic come to race this track, located in Midlothian, Virginia.

Fans can catch the racing action every other Friday starting April 1, through the end of August.

There are six divisions competing including; Late Models, Modifieds, Grand Stocks, U-Cars, Legends, and Bandoleros.

The front gate opens at 6 p.m. and the racing starts at 7 p.m.

Click here for schedules and ticket information.

  • When:  Friday, April 1, through Friday, August 26, gates open at 6 p.m.
  • Where: Southside Speedway, 12800 Genito Road, Midlothian, Va 23112

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