2012-04-25 / Calendar

What’s happening Elsewhere

Friday, April 27

NASCAR Nationwide Series 250, 7:30 p.m., Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E. Laburnum Ave., Richmond. This race features NASCAR young up-and-comers, veterans and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars. $30.

Richmond Squirrels Baseball, 6:35 p.m., The Diamond, 3001 N. Boulevard, Richmond. The Squirrels face the New Britain Rock Cats. $8. 359-FUNN (3866),

Blue Man Group, 8 p.m., Landmark Theater, 6 N. Laurel St., Richmond. Escape the ordinary and surround yourself in an explosion of comedy, music and technology, with no spoken language. A Broadway in Richmond Performance. $32.50-$70.

“Seussical the Musical,” 7 p.m., November Theatre (formerly Empire Theatre), 114 W. Broad St., Richmond. This musical, based on the works of Dr. Seuss, features all of the favorite characters in this musical extravaganza. A Theatre IV performance. $19-$34.

Wild, Wild West, 8 p.m., Carpenter Theatre, 600 E. Grace St., Richmond. The Richmond Symphony and the Richmond Ballet team up to present a night of Western favorites, including Copland’s Rodeo. Part of the Genworth Financial Symphony Pops series. $12-$76.

Saturday, April 28

A SK Fun Walk and 5k, 8-11:30 a.m., Short Pump Town Center, 11800 W. Broad St., Richmond. The event starts with a 5k walk/run around Short Pump Town Center and ends with a morning-long celebration in the mall’s main plaza. Benefits local children battling cancer. Sponsored by ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation. $25/ adults in advance, $30/race day, $10/ages 10-17 advance, $15/race day.

Woofstock, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Monument Avenue between Allen and Lombardy streets, Richmond. This petfriendly spring festival features live music, food, drinks, activities for kids and pets, and lots of adoptable animals. Includes pet parade, fashion show and costume contest. Free.

Youth Peace Summit, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Northminster Baptist Church, 3121 Moss Side Ave., Richmond. A daylong conference emphasizing peace, justice and nonviolence, as well as self-expression through the arts, for young people ages 12-19. Includes workshops and youth performances. Free. Lunch provided. Sponsored by Richmond Peace Education Center. 232-1002,

India Spring Fest 2012, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Hindu Center, 6051 Springfield Road, Glen Allen. Celebrate spring with carnival fun for kids, Indian vegetarian food, live entertainment including local bands and ethnic shopping. Free. $5/limited onsite parking, free parking and shuttles from Glen Allen High School, 10700 Staples Mill Road. 346 9955,

Social Media Marketing Workgroup, 1-3 p.m., Martin’s, 2250 John Rolfe Parkway, Richmond. Explore different avenues of marketing on the Internet using social media tools. Bring your experience and your questions. Free.

7th Annual International Food Tasting, 1-4 p.m., Petersburg Regional Art Center, 132 N. Sycamore St., Petersburg. Food samples from Southside Virginia’s finest restaurants and caterers, wine, live music and a silent auction. Sponsored by the Women’s Committee for the Petersburg Symphony Orchestra. $30, 732-7116.

Wild, Wild West, 2 p.m. See April 27 listing.

Richmond Squirrels Baseball, 6:35 p.m. See April 27 listing.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 400, 7:30 p.m., Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E. Laburnum Ave., Richmond. The stars of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will beat and bang around the 3/4-mile track for the checkered flag. $45-$99.

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