Posts Tagged ‘Landmark Theater’

Richmond Forum: David Blaine

Friday, April 15th, 2011

David Blaine is “Pushing the Limits of Human Endurance” as part of Richmond’s Forum on Saturday, April 16 at 8 PM. Blaine will discuss his endurance stunts and love of magic at the Landmark Theater at 6 N Laurel Street in Richmond’s historic Fan District.  Individual tickets are $36 to $70 but are limited so call the Forum office (804) 330-3993 for availability.

David Blaine Magic Endurance Stunts

Originally conceived by members of the First Unitarian Church in Richmond in 1964, the Richmond Public Forum brought internationally and nationally known speakers to Richmond to enlighten, educate, and entertain audiences. Speakers included notables like Henry Kissinger, Shirley Chisholm, and Moshe Dayan – to name a few. In 1980, after 16 years, the Forum ceased operations. In 1986, the Richmond Forum revived as a nonprofit educational organization presenting Ted Koppel, ABC news journalist, as its first program. For over twenty years, The Richmond Forum has presented and produced programs that stimulate, inspire, and inform its patrons.  Many of which have been “one and only” type events – available no where else. Tickets are available on a subscription basis, but often single event tickets are available.

The Landmark Theater opened in 1927 after seven years of planning and two years of construction. The theater was purchased by the City of Richmond from the Shriners in 1940 and the City embarked on a renovation to restore its splendor in 1994/5. Some of America’s greatest entertainers have appeared on stage beneath its towering minarets and desert murals. The Landmark is also home to the Broadway in Richmond series, featuring Broadway plays and musicals.

The Landmark Theater, at 6 N. Laurel Street, is within walking distance, just blocks from Richmond’s premier bed and breakfast, located in the historic Fan District. When events at the Landmark are on your schedule, make an overnight at our urban inn part of the plans for a very special treat.


Fan District Inn Participates in B&Bs Kick Gas Program

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

The premier bed and breakfast inn in Richmond’s historic Fan District is enthusiastically supporting the B&Bs Kick Gas program, marketed by the “Better Way To Stay” program of the Professional Association of Innkeepers International.

Are you seeing this at the gas pump?

Gas prices have us all in a spin.  A trip to the gas pump seems to require a trip to the bank or ATM.  Pretty soon a trip to the gas pump will be just as big a dent in our budgets as rent or mortgage payment.

But there’s no need to postpone that getaway!  We’re offering three different gas-related specials to our guests who book a new reservation between April 15 and June 30, 2011.


Kodo Drummers of Japan in Richmond

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

On March 17, 2011 at 7:30 PM the Landmark Theater comes alive with the beat of the traditional Japanese drum, the taiko. Kodo both preserves and reinterprets traditional Japanese performing arts.

Kodo Drummers of Japan in Richmond March 17

The Kodo Drummers have lived on Sado Island; the source of their inspiration and creativity, since 1971.  This concert at Richmond’s Landmark Theater is part of Kodo’s “One Earth” and 30th anniversary tour.  Through the ‘One Earth Tour,’ the Kodo Drummers continue to bring the sound of the Japanese drum to the ears of the world.  The taiko’s unique ability to transcend the barriers of language and custom reminds listeners that we all are members of that larger community– the world.

Here’s what critics have to say about Kodo

“Traditional rituals recast as theater, and contemporary thoughts about ancient instruments both figure in Kodo’s performance, which includes ancient and modern compositions. Yet with tense, angular postures, with stylized, frozen gestures and, in one playful piece, with animal-like scampering and slithering, Kodo reminds its audience that, above all, its music is a matter of flesh and blood, wood and stretched skin. Kodo can raise the roof, but the group can also show extraordinary finesse.”   The New York Times

“Indeed, if there is such a thing as perfection in music, Kodo comes as near to it as any group in the world.”  Boston Globe

The Landmark Theater is located at 6 N. Laurel Street, near Virginia Commonwealth University’s Monroe Park campus, and just three blocks from Richmond’s premier bed and breakfast inn.

This Week in Richmond, Virginia

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

February 22 through February 28, 2011 finds a week packed with exciting events and things to do in VIrginia’s capitol city, Richmond.

Full Calendar of Events in Richmond VA This Week

1. VMFA presents the exhibition “Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musee National Picasso, Paris” featuring 176 works in various media chronicling the famed artist’s entire career. See our other blog post for details! Open 7 days a week, hours 10 AM to 6 PM, extended to 9 PM on Thursdays and Fridays. World class art – not to be missed!

2. Michael Flatley’s “Lord of the Dance” the powerful Irish Dance phenomenon takes the stage at the Landmark Theater  on February 22 at 7:30 PM. Blog Post.

3. John Mellencamp, American rock singer/songwriter known for his own brand of rock that favors organic instrumentation not synthesizers and artificial sounds, will appear as part of his “No Better Than This Tour” on Thursday, February 24 at 7 PM at Richmond’s Landmark Theater. Mellencamp has sold over 40 million albums worldwide and his latest album “No Better Than This” was released to widespread acclaim August, 2010. Tickets from Ticketmaster entitle ticket holder to download one copy of the album. Past hits include “Hurts So Good” and “Jack and Diane.”


Lord of the Dance at Richmond’s Landmark

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

Next Tuesday, February 22, 2011, for ONE NIGHT ONLY, Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance takes the stage at Richmond’s Landmark Theater.  The show starts at 7:30 PM and tickets are available.  Michael Flatley will be inducted into the Irish America Hall of Fame on March 11th for his impact as creator of “Lord of the Dance”  and as one of the originators of “Riverdance.”  And, on St. Patrick’s Day, watch for the movie “Lord of the Dance in 3D” to hit your neighborhood movie theater.

The Lord of the Dance,” an extravaganza of precision dancing, pyrotechnics, and state of the art lighting is based on Irish folklore and a classic tale of Good versus Evil, the Lord of the Dance versus the Dark Lord.  Audiences around the world have been thrilled by the performances and have showered acclaim on these vigorous, talented performers.  Thanks to performances like these, irish dance has reached new levels of recognition and appreciation since the  premiere of “Lord of the Dance” in 1996.  It attracts audiences from all walks of life, crossing any and all traditional boundaries with its exhilarating music and dance projecting levels of unstoppable energy.

So clear your calendar and make plans to see Michael Flately’s “Lord of the Dance” at Richmond, Virginia’s historic Landmark Theater at 6 N. Laurel Street, just 3 blocks from the Fan District’s premier bed and breakfast inn.