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FLOWERS AFTER 5: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., 5-6 p.m., family activities in the Children’s Garden; music with Emme St. James and her Jazz Gentlemen from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Bloemendaal House, and beer, food and wine served at Bloemendaal House from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., included with regular garden admission; event each Thursday through August;

GEORGE CLINTON AND PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC: 6 p.m., Innsbrook After Hours performance, 4901 Lakebrook Drive; $15 and up; gates open at 4 p.m.;,

JUNE 4-28

RICHMOND SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL: Theatre Under the Stars, with performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays, Agecroft Hall, 4305 Sulgrave Road; production of “Much Ado About Nothing through June 28, with opening night June 6; “Hamlet” to follow, July 9-Aug. 2;


ARTe’LICIOUS5 ANNUAL ART AUCTION: Opening reception 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Anne’s Visual Art Studio Gallery, 208 W. Broad St.; art auction closes 6 p.m. June 7; fundraiser for gallery;


DOWN ON THE FARM DAY: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Children’s Museum of Richmond Central Location; visit by mother cow and calf; milking contest at 11:30 a.m., farm-themed arts and crafts;

ASHLAND STRAWBERRY FAIRE: 10 a. to 5 p.m., streets of Randolph-Macon College, Ashland; strawberry pageant, pet pageant, kid zone, food, entertainment, up to 300 vendors;

STONE SOUL MUSIC AND SOUL FESTIVAL: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., The Classic Amphitheater at Richmond International Raceway, 600 E. Laburnum Ave; performers include Faith Evans, Biz Markie, Future, Jodeci, The Migos, James Fortune, Anthony Lewis and James Fortune; $35 and up,

CELEBRATE VARINA: 4 pm. To 10 p.m., Dorey Park, 2999 Darbytown Road, Henrico; family activities including music and games and screening of film “Little Big League”;

THE AMERICAN YOUTH HARP ENSEMBLE AND VIRGINIA CHORISTERS PRESENT CLASSIC JAM: 2:30 p.m., Grace Baptist Church, 4200 Dover Road, Richmond; more than 50 performers age 7 through 18; $20, $10 seniors and students; for tickets


LIVE ART: SOUL: 6 p.m., Altria Theater, 6 N. Laurel St.; School for the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community production features students and guest artists including Jason Mraz, Sara Bareilles, Mandy Moore, Rene Marie, Chris Stills, Raining Jane, Robbie Schaefer, Susan Greenbaum, Robbin Thompson, Daniel Clarke, Jesse Harper, Josh Small, Drew Kullman and Samson Trinh and the Upper East Band perform while students engage in live art; $30 to $70 adult admission;

JAMES RIVER ART LEAGUE ANNUAL JUDGED EXHIBIT: Public reception with art, music, food and awards, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1000 Blanton Ave.; exhibit continues through June 27;


AN EVENING WITH MICHAEL MCDONALD: 6 p.m., Innsbrook After Hours performance, 4901 Lakebrook Drive; $15 and up; gates open at 5 p.m.;,


WEIRD AL YANKOVIC: 7:30 p.m., Carpenter Theater, Richmond Centerstage; $45-$55;

JUNE 11-21

THE AMAZING ACRO-CATS: 8 p.m., Libby Gottwald Playhouse at Richmond Centerstage, $22; performances also offered 8 p.m. June 12, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. June 13, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. June 14, 8 p.m. June 18-19, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. June 20, and 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. June 21;



REPORT CARD DISTRIBUTION: Henrico County elementary schools, half day only


JOHN MELLENCAMP: 7:30 p.m., Altria Theater, 6 N. Laurel St.; tickets $39.50 and up; doors open 6:30 p.m.;

HIDDEN CREEK COMMUNITY DAY: Noon to 4 p.m., Hidden Creek Park and Community Center, 2417 Brockway Lane, Henrico; music, games, crafts, historical and special presentations,


RICHMOND BACON FESTIVAL: 11 a.m., 17th Street Farmers Market

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: 1 p.m., St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church, 2700 Dolfield Drive, Richmond


THE GRANDPARENT CONNECTION: Chesterfield County Senior Advocate support group for any grandparent or other relative raising a child meets 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Community Development Building, 9800 Government Center Parkway, Chesterfield; childcare available; (804) 768-7878

CHRIS YOUNG, LOGAN MIZE AND DAVID FANNING: 6 p.m., Innsbrook After Hours performance, 4901 Lakebrook Drive; $20 and up; gates open at 5 p.m.;,


RICHMOND AREA DAYLILY SOCIETY SHOW AND SALE: 2-5 pm., Kelly Education Center at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave.; included with regular admission;

RICHMOND VEGETARIAN FESTIVAL: Noon to 6 p.m., azalea garden at Joseph Bryan Park, 4308 Hermitage Road; food, music, speakers, family events; free;

SONIC PRISM MUSIC FESTIVAL: Noon to 10 p.m.; showcase of local music talent, with 100 vendors and 20 bands, Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Road; $15 adults, $10 ages 5-12, no charge to younger children;




ALL TOGETHER NOW! MUSIC FOR KIDS: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Henrico Theater, 305 E. Nine Mile Road, Highland Springs; with Chris Campbell, for reservations, call (804) 328-4491.


PICNIC AND MUSIC IN THE PARK: 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Deep Run Park, 9900 Ridgefield Parkway, Henrico; bring blanket or lawn chair, evening of food and music, with Henrico Community Band and local food truck vendors;


FAMILY NIGHT HIKE AT MAYMONT: Evening excursion to learn about nocturnal wildlife at Maymont Nature Center, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., for ages 4 and older, adult must accompany participants 15 and younger; $8, $6 for members;


RICHMOND POPS BAND: Free performance by community concert band, 6:30 p.m., Altria Theater, 6 N. Laurel St.;