JAN 4The film “Ready Player One” (2018, PG-13, 140 minutes) will play at 7 p.m. Jan. 4 and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Jan. 5 at the Henrico Theatre in Highland Springs. Tickets and concessions are $1 each. For details, call 652-1460 or visit www.henricolive.com.***The Rink at West Broad Village will be open, weather permitting, Jan. 4-6. Cost is $10 for adults and $9 for children 10 and under; skate rental is $5 and skate aid are each $5 per hour. For hours, weather closings and daily updates, visit www.westbroadvillageicerink.com or www.facebook.com/TheRinkWBV.***Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will present the Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 4-6. This year’s theme, “Bringing Art to Light,” will explore how well-known works of art are inspired by nature. The annual event features one million lights, botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, family activities and more. The season ends Jan. 7. Admission is $5 to $13. For details, visit www.lewisginter.org.***ComedySportz Richmond will perform two shows – 8 p.m. Jan. 4 and 7 p.m. Jan. 5 – at the CSz Richmond Theatre, 8906-H W. Broad Street. ComedySportz pits two teams of professional players against each other in an improv battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes and songs on the spot based off audience suggestions. A referee calls fouls and the audience decides the winner. Every show is different, with different players, games, and fans supplying new suggestions. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For details, call 266-9377 or visit www.cszrichmond.com.***The Richmond Funny Bone, located at Short Pump Town Center, will present comedian and Newport News, Va. native Cocoa Brown at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Jan. 4, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Jan. 5 and at 7 p.m. Jan. 6. Brown has appeared in a variety of television shows including Marlon, American Crime Story, For Better or Worse, The Soul Man and 9-1-1. Her film credits include Lakeview Terrace with Samuel L. Jackson, An American Carol with Kelsey Grammar, Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club and The Other Side. Tickets are $12 to $15. For details, visit www.richmond.funnybone.com.
JAN 5The Richmond Showmasters Gun Show will be held at Richmond Raceway from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 5 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 6. Vendors at over 800 tables will sell, buy or trade guns, swords, knives, decoys, hunting supplies, reloading supplies and components, ammo, books, militaria and more. Admission is $12; children ages 12-17 are $6 and children under 12 are admitted free with a supervising adult. For more information, visit www.showmastersgunshows.com.***Singer-songwriter Matthew Schuler will perform at 8 p.m. at The Tin Pan, 8982 Quioccasin Road. A native of Yardley, Pennsylvania, Schuler was a contestant on season five of NBC’s The Voice. His rendition of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah was successful as a single, reaching #40 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States and #38 on the Canadian Hot 100. Schuler grew up singing in a church community with his parents, who are both pastors. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For details, call 447-8189 or visit www.tinpanrva.com.***Acoustic trio Out On A Limb will perform at 8 p.m. at Rare Olde Times, 10602 Patterson Avenue. OOAL features Tommy Hughes (vocals, guitar, banjo and mandolin), Chris Stanley (vocals and guitar) and Jane Cooper (vocals and percussion). For event information, call 750-1346 or visit www.rareoldetimes.com. To learn more about OOAL, visit www.outonalimbva.com.***Knox Reformed Presbyterian Church, 4883 Southard Lane in Mechanicsville, will host a book study/discussion every first and third Saturday starting Jan. 5 at 9 a.m. The book to be discussed will be “Tactics: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions” by Greg Koukl. A free breakfast will be included. The study is open to anyone wishing to attend. For more information, call 779-7608 or visit www.knoxreformedpres.org.
JAN 6A pre-legislative session town hall to talk about upcoming legislation will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 7705 Impala Drive in Henrico. The event is hosted by Central Virginia Minority Communities and Sen. Jennifer McClellan, along with with cohosts Sen. Rosalyn Dance, Del. Betsy Carr, Del. Delores McQuinn, Del. Jeff Bourne, Del. Dawn Adams, Del. Debra Rodman, Del. Schuyler VanValkenberg, the Henrico Democratic Committee, Richmond City Democratic Committee, and Chesterfield Democratic Committee. Invited but not yet confirmed are Del. Lamont Bagby and Del. Lashrecse Aird. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/HenricoTownHall.