2017-12-27 / Calendar


DEC. 28

Dominion Jazz Café, 6-9 p.m., Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond. Features the Kennedy Jazz Scholars, student musicians pursuing their jazz studies at VCU. Free, light food and beverages for sale. 340-1400,

DEC. 30

2017 Capital City Kwanzaa Festival, 2-9 p.m., Dewey Gottwald Center, 2301 W. Leigh St., Richmond. Celebrate the holiday with music, dance, food and more. $5-$6/advance, $6-$7/ door, free/under age 12. 644-3900,

The SteelDrivers, 6:30-10 p.m., Beacon Theatre, 401 N. Main St., Hopewell. Start the New Year’s celebration early with this Nashville bluegrass band. $25-$65. 446-3457,

DEC. 31

Noon Year’s Eve, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St., Richmond. Kick off the New Year with a special ball drop and apple juice toast. $14, $13/seniors, ages 4-12. 864-1400,

Noon Year’s Eve Bash, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., all Children’s Museum of Richmond locations. Ring in the New Year with a countdown to noon, a Seymour Parade and special activities. $9, $8/seniors. 474-7000,

NYE Family Frolic, 2-5 p.m., Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., Richmond. Enjoy fun family activities including live music, a parade, crafts and more. Followed by Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights from 5-10 p.m. $13, $11/ages 55 and older, $8/ages 3-12, $7/members, free/ under age 3. 262-9887,

NYE 2018 Celebration at Innsbrook After Hours, 6 p.m. gates, 7 p.m. concert, Servpro of Richmond Pavilion, 4901 Lake Brook Drive, Glen Allen. Celebrate the New Year with Kool & the Gang and special guest The Mashup. Features a light show at 10 p.m. and a ball drop near midnight. $30-$49.

JAN. 1

First Day Hike, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Powhatan State Park, 4616 Powhatan State Park Road, Powhatan. Includes a 2-mile hike at 10 a.m. and 1.5-mile hike at 1 p.m. Suitable for all ages. Free, food and drinks for sale. 598-7148

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