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This work by Kailee Cross is part of the exhibit Painting the Enchanted Garden, on display through June 21, at the Edgar Allan Poe Museum, 1914 E. Main St.


UPTOWN GALLERY ARTS OPENINGS: Featured artists Susie Melton and Ellen Wakefield and guest artist Peggy Moore works in the exhibit “This Beautiful Country” and works by Sally Lawson and Lori Wilson in the Frable Gallery exhibit “An Inspired Life”; opening reception 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the gallery, 1305 W. Main St.; (804) 353-8343


THE RICHMOND SYMPHONY: Ginastera: Harp Concerto, Amtrak Metro Collection Concert, 3 p.m., Blackwell Auditorium at Randolph-Macon College, 204 Henry St., Ashland; Spanish-flavored concert includes pieces by Gioachino Rossini, Alberto Ginastera, Manuel de Falla and Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga; led by Music Director Steven Smith; free talk 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Dollar Tree Community Room on the second floor of Brock Commons; concert admission $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $10 for children, and $5 at the door for college students and faculty with ID; or (800) 514-ETIX.


EUROPEAN WIND ENSEMBLE: 6:30 p.m., Our Lady of Hope Health Center, 13700 N. Gayton Road; part of the Front Porch Concert Series;


MAYOR’S SENIOR SPRING PROM: 7 p.m., fun-filled romantic evening in the Altria Theatre Ballroom; dress in elegant attire; soul music by Glennroy & Company, refreshments and drinks served, specialty drinks and coffee available for purchase; $12;


RICHMOND JAZZ BAND: Mother’s Day concert, 7-9 p.m. Regency Square, lower level, 1420 N. Parham Road; complementary refreshments;


CAP2CAP BIKE RIDE: Bicycle event loop ride between Richmond and Williamsburg, with starts in either city; distanes include quarter, half and full century rides, and a 15-mile fun ride (Williamsburg start only);

MAY 10



“NINA” AND “PINTA” REPLICAS DOCKED IN RICHMOND: Replicas of two of the three ships in Christopher Columbus’s 15th century journey to the New World will be available for tour at Rocketts Landing, 4708 Old Main St.; ships on display until their departure early on May 11; ‘Nina’ was built by hand, without power tools; The “Pinta” is a larger version of the archetypal caravel; walk-aboard, self-guided tour; $8 for adults, $7 for seniors,$6 for students age 5 – 16, free to ages 4 and younger; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day, no reservations required; for teachers or organizations wishing to schedule a 30-minute guided tour with a crew member, call (787) 672-2152, or email; group tours must have at least 15 members and costs $5 per person; see website

MAY 14

SENIOR PARTY AND WELLNESS FAIR: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Eastern Henrico Recreation Center; for ages 50 and older; Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks and Senior Connections event includes health screenings, vendors, carnival games, entertainment, and music; for information, email to

MAY 14

HIGHLIGHTS OF HOLLYWOOD CEMETERY WALKING TOUR: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; meet at Cherry and Albermarle streets; learn about cemetery history, landscape design and architecture, symbols on graves and famous folks who are buried here; $15, cash or check, charges accepted in advance; sponsored by Valentine Richmond History Center;

MAY 15

PAGE BOND GALLERY: Opening reception 6 pm. To 8 p.m. for Ever-changing: New Paintings by Robin Braun, Floats: Acrylic Sculpture by Christian Haub and More Adventures in Structure and Light: Paintings by Ruby Palmer; exhibition through June 12; 1625 W. Main St.; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday through May 22, then 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday May 23 through Sept. 8, and by appointment; and (804) 359-3633

MAY 16

BARK IN THE PARK: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Deep Run Park; Henrico Recreation and Parks and Henrico Humane Society event for furry family members and their humans; expo of local vendors, dog contests, music, children’s activities; free, but $25 registration fee for 2K Dog Walk ($10 for ages 6-12 and free for dogs and humans 5 and younger);l proceeds benefit Henrico Humane Society; to register for the dog walk, see; for information, call (804) 652-3411.

BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY II: 6 p.m., Altria Theatre, Richmond Symphony event features classic Looney Tunes on the big screen accompanied by the symphony; $25 to $60;

MAY 16-17

RELAY FOR LIFE OF CHESTERFIELD: 7 p.m. May 16 to 7 a.m. May 17; James River High School, 3780 James River Road, Midlothian; American Cancer Society Relay for Life event;

MAY 16-17

VELOCITY DRIVING: Richmond International Raceway Complex; chance to get behind the wheel of supercars including Nissan GTR, Lamborghini Gallardo, Audi R8, Maserati GranTurismo S, BMW M6, Porsche 911 Turbo, Aston Martin DB9, and Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray for 2, 4, or 7 laps around a professionally-designed autocross racetrack with a focus on speed, and exploring what these amazing machines are all about; drive with an instructor in the passenger seat giving you pointers on how to get the most out of your experience; $250 and up; 8 a.m. each day;

MAY 18

WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW: 7:30 p.m., Richmond Coliseum United States Champion John Cena, Roman Reigns and Randy Orton vs. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins, Big Show and Rusev; $15 to $100;

MAY 25

SANDSTON MEMORIAL DAY PARADE: 1:30 p.m., Williamsburg Road; America Legion Posts 242 and 144 are hosting the seventh annual event; theme is honoring veterans of Korean War; memorial service at Seven Pines National Cemetery at noon; or

MAY 30

COMMUNITY DAY: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Our Lady of Hope Health Center, 13700 N. Gayton Road; food and fun for the family, cookout, activities, artisans;

BEER, BOURBON BBQ FESTIVAL: Richmond Raceway Complex; 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., 60 beers, 40 bourbons and mounds of barbecue to sample, music all day; $25 designated driver, $35 to taste, and VIP tickets available;


PAINTING THE ENCHANTED GARDEN: Exhibition through June 21 at the Edgar Allan Poe Museum, 1914 E. Main St.; works of museum garden by David Bromley, Clarise Carnahan, Kailee Cross, Bill Dompke, Kim Hall, Linda Hollett, Chris Ludke, and Dwight M. Paulett;(804)648-5523,poemuseumorg.