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FEB 28
River City Community Players will present “Making God Laugh” Feb. 28 to Mar. 8 at Chamberlayne Actors Theatre, 319 N. Wilkinson Road. The play follows a typical family over the course of 30 years’ worth of holidays. A talk back discussion will be held following the performance on March 1. An Acts of Faith Theatre Festival Fringe presentation. Tickets are $16. For details, visit rivercitycommunityplayers.com.

The Takács Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Richmond’s Modlin Center for the Arts. Based in Boulder at the University of Colorado, Edward Dusinberre (violin), Harumi Rhodes (violin), Geraldine Walther (viola) and András Fejér (cello) perform eighty concerts a year worldwide. This performance includes Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 18, No. 6, Fanny Mendelssohn’s String Quartet, and Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 131. Tickets start at $10. For details, call 289-8980 or visit modlin.richmond.edu.

FEB 29
Traditional Irish ensemble Danú will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Richmond’s Modlin Center for the Arts. For 25 years, Danú’s virtuosi players on flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion, bouzouki and vocals (Irish and English) have performed around the globe and recorded seven critically acclaimed albums. The high-energy performances mix ancient Irish music with new repertoire. A pre-performance discussion with the ensemble will start at 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $10. For details, call 289-8980 or visit modlin.richmond.edu.

Overtime Improv will present “Overtime Ruins Relationships” at ComedySportz Richmond, 8906-H W. Broad Street, from 9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. CSz Richmond’s original long form troupe will tackle love and romance. For details, visit cszrichmond.com.

The Richmond Women’s Health Fitness Expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Richmond Raceway. The event features over 100 health and fitness exhibitors, three stages dedicated to fitness, cooking and lifestyle, Beachbody celebrity trainers Autumn Calabrese and Joel Freeman, wine tastings, and more. Beachbody CEO Carl Daikeler will give a keynote about his success in the health and wellness industry and attendees can have questions answered by Richmond healthcare professionals at The Doctor is In. Admission starts at $5. For details, visit rvahealthexpo.com.

The Jewish RVA Inclusion Taskforce will host a Community Havdalah Celebration from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Weinstein JCC, 5403 Monument Avenue. In honor of Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month, the ReelAbilities Diversity and Inclusion Festival and ShabbaTTogether, the community-wide program celebrates disability inclusion and mental wellness. The event features a musical Havdalah, a 10-minute short film titled “The Interviewer,” a brief QA following the film, DIY Havdalah kits and a dessert reception. Admission is free and open to all ages. For details, visit tinyurl.com/RVAHavdalah.

MAR 1
“Remembering World War II: A Series” continues at Belmont Recreation Center from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The topic for March will be “Women in Baseball” – historian Amanda Williams will discuss the history of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League during WWII. While initially conceived as a novelty, the women who played in this league quickly demonstrated their skill and helped make the case for professional sports for women. Admission is free. For ages 13 and older. For details, email den63@henrico.us.

Pineapple-Shaped Lamps, a traveling comedy and theatre troupe, will conclude its tour to Richmond with “Powerpints!” at ComedySportz Richmond, 8906-H W. Broad Street, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Improvisers will give presentations on a topic of the audience’s choosing, using PowerPoint slides none of them have ever seen before. Tickets are $5 in advance or $13 at the door. A $5 discount is available for attendees of GalaxyCon Richmond (Feb. 28 to Mar. 1 at Greater Richmond Convention Center). For details, visit cszrichmond.com.

The Henrico County Historical Society will hold its first quarter meeting at 2:30 p.m. at Meadow Farm Museum, 3400 Mountain Road. The speaker will be Bob Lehr, history programmer and site manager of Dabbs House Museum. Lehr has worked with Henrico County since 2005. He previously was a youth minister at Hunton Baptist Church and Lakeside Baptist Church. He will be discussing the history of Glen Allen. For details, call 501-5682 or visit henricohistoricalsociety.org.

We Banjo 3 will perform at 7 p.m. at The Tin Pan, 8982 Quioccasin Road. The Galway, Ireland, and Nashville-based quartet, comprised of two sets of brothers, perform a mix of Americana, bluegrass and Celtic music. They released their sixth CD, “Roots to Rise Live,” in July 2019. The performance is part of their winter/spring 2020 U.S. tour, “Rise Shine.” Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets start at $35. For details, call 447-8189 or visit tinpanrva.com.