11TH Annual Filipino Festival
OUR LADY OF LOURDES
Free admission. Friday, August 12th, 5-10pm. Saturday, August 13th, 10am-10pm. Filipino food, fun, and dancing. Live performances by: D’Originals, Remnants Rock-N-Soul, Pinoy Republik, Soul Proprietor. 8200 Woodman Rd, Henrico, VA.
Central Virginia Coin and Currency Show
JOHN TYLER COMMUNITY COLLEGE – CHESTER CAMPUS
August 27, 2016 9:30am–5:00pm. 13101 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Chester, VA. Free parking, admission, and appraisals.
The Merchant of Venice
THE QUILL THEATRE, AGECROFT HALL
July 7–31, 2016 (Opening Night: July 9). Directed by Dr. Jan Powell. A controversial tragicomedy set in the divided world of Renaissance Italy: the glittering golden privilege of the Christian aristocracy and the powerful underworld of the Jewish ghetto. To court the wealthy heiress Portia, Bassanio asks for a large sum from his devoted friend, Antonio, who must borrow the funds. Shylock, the lender, strikes a deadly deal: if Antonio does not repay the loan, he must forfeit a pound of his own flesh. The insidious venom of prejudice poisons all, and mercy’s love is held hostage to the mighty sway of justice. Agecroft Hall – 4305 Sulgrave Road, Richmond, VA 23221.
RICK’S CUSTOM FRAME + GALLERY
Rick-Rack is an annual exhibition of custom framed artwork by the staff members of Rick’s Custom Frame + Gallery. The 2016 Annual Show includes work by Lindsay Clements, Laura Garrett, Eric Johnston, Amber Jones, Matthew P. Shelton, and Kimberly Tetlow. The exhibition runs June 13 - September 10, 2016 with an opening reception on Friday, June 17 from 6 to 8 pm. 5702 Patterson Avenue, Richmond, VA 23226.
History of Taps
On July 2, 2016, taps historian and bugler, Jari Villanueva, will present a program on the history of Taps on the grounds of Berkeley Plantation. Taps was first played at Berkeley in 1862 during the Civil War. 12602 Harrison Landing Road, Charles City, VA 23030.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)
An irreverent, high-speed roller coaster ride through the Bard’s plays. Join this madcap trio of ambitious prop-laden actors as they weave their wacky way through Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild night that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter! Saturday, July 2 at 7:30pm – ALL TICKETS $25. Agecroft Hall – 4305 Sulgrave Road, Richmond, VA 23221.
Family Classic Series at the Byrd: Yankee Doodle Dandy
THE BYRD THEATRE
The Byrd Theatre is kicking off its new Family Classic Series! Each Saturday, Richmond families and movie lovers of all ages will be treated to their favorite family films on the silver screen in Virginia’s Grand Motion Picture Palace, preluded by a classic Warner Brothers cartoon and opening concert by Bob Gulledge at the helm of the Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ. The box office will open at 9:30 a.m. with the event starting at 10:00 a.m. All films will be offered at the regular $1.99 ticket price. 2908 W. Cary St.
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!
Fourth of July Celebration
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
Celebrate our independence with a spectacular fireworks display at dark! This event, held at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds (across from L.C. Bird High School), includes an activity area for children, food vendors and special entertainment. No alcohol, glass bottles, pets or personal fireworks are allowed. Blankets or lawn chairs are recommended. Limited parking, and the roads leading to fairgrounds will be closed at 8:30 p.m. Don’t miss this fun-filled event for all ages. Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Road. Monday, July 4 (no rain date) Free. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the fireworks begin at dark.
Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s Summer Concert Series -- U.S. Navy Band’s Country Current
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE MARINE CORPS
The United States Navy Band’s Country Current is the Navy’s premiere country-bluegrass ensemble. The concert is outdoors on the Museum’s entry plaza. Bring lawn chairs or picnics blankets to sit on. Concessions will be available. Free Admission. Free Parking. National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle, VA 22172.
“Date” Night: Making Mosaics with LEGO® Pieces: July
LEWIS GINTER BOTANICAL GARDENS
Enjoy wine and cheese with your spouse, partner, BFF, or roommate as you make a botanically-themed mosaic with LEGO bricks. Work with Richmond artist Brian Korte as he discusses his process for creating large-scale Lego art, then design and create your own personal memento to take home. In conjunction with the Brickworkz exhibit of Lego mosaic art work in the Gallery, come early and enjoy the Garden-wide exhibit of large-scale sculptures “Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks,” before heading to your “date.” All materials provided. Each pair takes home one 10 x 10-inch work of art, ready to hang and display. No one under 21, please. 6-8:30pm.
First Responders Night at Southside Speedway
There will be a pre-race Meet & Greet with first responders from all over the region starting at 6:15pm, giving kids the opportunity to speak with fire, police, EMT and other emergency responders. Their emergency vehicles will be lined up in the parking area of the track for viewing. There will also be a pre-race parade of emergency vehicles on track at 7:15pm. All first responders receive a discounted $13 admission ticket to Southside Speedway (first responders must show an official badge or ID card at the ticket window). Rain date for First Responders Night is July 15. Front gate opens to the public at 6:00pm. Practice and qualifying starts at 5:20pm. Racing starts at 7:30pm.
The Embers featuring Craig Woolard – In Concert
POCOHONTAS STATE PARK AMPHITHEATER
Are you in the mood for some good old Beach music? Join us at Pocahontas State Park and dance the night away with the Embers! Bring a good pair of dancing shoes and a chair. Concessions available. Pocahontas State Park Amphitheater, 10301 State Park Road. Saturday, July 8, 7-10 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m. Free admission, vehicle charge for parking.
Family Day — WWI
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE MARINE CORPS
Commemorate the centennial of World War I. Learn about the role of Marines in “The War to End all Wars.” 12:00pm - 3:00pm. National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle, VA 22172.
Richmond Vegetarian Festival
Richmond’s favorite annual event, the Richmond Vegetarian Festival will be held July 25th this year, from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. in the Azalea Gardens at Bryan Park. Now in its 14th year, the Festival continues to grow each year and has become a favorite family outing for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Come join us for the best RVA Veggie Fest ever! 12-6pm.
Eddie Izzard – Force Majeure
CARPENTER THEATRE AT DOMINION ARTS CENTER
“The greatest British standup comedian of his generation” -The London Sunday Times. Eddie Izzard – the man who turned talking ‘Bollocks’ into an art form – brings his Force Majeure tour to Richmond for one night only. He’s sold out Madison Square Garden and became the first stand-up comedian to play a solo show at the Hollywood Bowl – twice! He’s performed Force Majeure in 69 American cities to over 185,000 fans. 8:00pm. 600 East Grace St., Richmond, VA 23219. Ticket Prices: $48.00 - $58.00 plus applicable fees.
Fun Dance Night
PINCHBECK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Come to our Fun Dance Night and enjoy different types of dancing. We’ll feature western square dance, line dance, and other dance styles all at a beginner’s level. Singles, couples, and families are invited. The dress is casual, and the cost is $5 per person age 10 and older. Light (non-alcoholic) refreshments will be served. We’ll offer a variety of music and different dance styles throughout the evening. For more information call Betty(434-242-0502) or Chris (804-426-6995), email us at: email@example.com, or visit our website:www.tuckahoesquaredanceclub.com. Time: 8:00-10:00pm. Pinchbeck Elementary School, 1275 Gaskins Road, Henrico, VA 23238.