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Thursday, Jan. 2

Mansion Holiday Tours, noon-5 p.m., Maymont, 1700 Hampton St., Richmond. Celebrate the season at Maymont and tour the Dooley’s home decorated in Victorian holiday finery. $5. Tours continue through Jan. 5. 358- 7166, ext. 329, www.maymont.org.

RVA on Ice, noon-8 p.m., corner of Broad and Sixth streets, Richmond. Ice skate on the rink in the center of downtown Richmond. Enjoy hot chocolate, s’mores, holiday music and more. Continues through Jan. 20. $5/ admission, $5/skate rental. www.rvaonice.net.

Dominion GardenFest of Lights: A Natural Love Affair, 5-10 p.m., Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., Richmond. This holiday tradition features more than half-a-million twinkling lights, handcrafted botanical decorations, model trains, family activities and more. Continues through Jan. 13. $11/adults, $10/seniors, $7 ages 3-12, $6/members, free/3 and younger. www.lewisginter.org.

“A Lug Nuts Christmas,” 8 p.m., Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road, Hanover. This musical tells the story of a 1960s a cappella group as its members reunite nearly 30 years later for a holiday concert. Continues through Jan. 5. $40. 282-2620, www.varep.org.

“Fiddler on the Roof,” 8 p.m., Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre at Virginia Rep Center, 114 W. Broad St., Richmond. Humor, warmth and honesty are the heart of this Tony Award-winning, musical favorite. Continues through Jan. 12. $36-60. www.va-rep.org.

Friday, Jan. 3

Special Night for Special Needs, 5:30- 7:30 p.m., Children’s Museum of Richmond – Central, 2626 W. Broad St., Richmond. Families of children with special needs ages 10 and younger can benefit from the availability of adapted materials, special activities, a cooldown space and reduced number of visitors. Free. 474-7000, www.c-mor.org.

First Fridays: Performing Arts, 6-8 p.m., Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond. Virginia poets Alan Kleiman, Annie Rudy, R.J. Gibson and Michele Poulos will read from their original work. Discover works of art and enjoy half-hour gallery tours at 7 and 7:30 p.m. Free admission, discounted beverages for sale. 340-1400, www.vmfa.museum.

Saturday, Jan. 4

Stories at the Museum, 11 a.m.-noon, Virginia Historical Society, 428 N. Boulevard, Richmond. Children will enjoy the reading of a history-themed picture book and a craft related to the story. 358-4901, www.vahistorical.org.

Arena Racing USA, 7 p.m., Richmond Coliseum, 601 E. Leigh St., Richmond. Watch as drivers race half-scale stock cars on a onetenth mile track that fits inside a hockey rink. $6-$16. 780-4956, www.arenaracingusa.com.

Sunday, Jan. 5

Richmond Wedding Experience, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N. Third St., Richmond. Meet with wedding professions and see new wedding trends. $10. www.weddingexperience.com.

Tuesday, Jan. 7

“Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music,” 6:30 p.m., Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, 600 E. Grace St., Richmond. Elmo and his Sesame Street friends take to the stage to share their love of music. Continues through Jan. 8. $17-$57. www.richmondcenterstage.com.

“Jersey Boys,” 7:30 p.m., Landmark Theater, 6 N. Laurel St., Richmond. Hear the story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history – Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Perfomances continue through Jan. 19. $43- $128. 745-3000, www.landmarktheater.net.

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