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BUDDY GUY, QUINN SULLIVAN AND SKIP CASTRO BAND: Innsbrook After Hours, 4901 Lake Brook Drive, Glen Allen; gates open 5 p.m., show 6 p.m.; $15 and up; for information, for tickets


“SOUTH PACIFIC”: Virginia Repertory Theatre production, The Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 W. Broad St; various times and prices; for more


FIREWORKS ON THE JAMES: Grounds open 6 p.m., fireworks about 9:15 p.m., Brown’s Island, downtown; bring a picnic and a blanket or lawn chair, but no alcohol or pets, please; food vendors available;


CHESTERFIELD FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., activities for children and entertainment, fireworks at dark, Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Road, Chesterfield;

RICHMOND SQUIRRELS VS. AKRON RUBBER DUCKS: Postgame fireworks, gates open 4:30 p.m.; $8 up; 3001 North Boulevard;

DOGWOOD DELL FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION: Concert and fireworks in Byrd Park; Larry Robinson on the Carillon bells at 6 p.m., Declaration of Independence at 6:30 p.m., Bellini Sisters at 7 p.m. and the Richmond Concert Band at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks at dusk;

LEWIS GINTER BOTANNICAL GARDEN FREE ADMISSION: Free throughout the day, 9 a.m. To 5 p.m., and includes Butterflies LIVE! Exhibit; parade in the Children’s Garden at 2 p.m. and concert 1-4 p.m. in Children’s Garden by Happy Lucky Combo;

I KNOW RICHMOND BUS TOUR: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., overview of Richmond history, sponsored by Valentine Richmond History Center, with tour sites including Court End, the James River and the Fall Line, Church Hill, Jackson Ward, the Fan and Monument Avenue. Tour drives by St. John’s Church, Hollywood Cemetery, Main Street Station, the Jefferson Hotel and the Museum and White House of the Confederacy. Tour the State Capitol, walk Capitol Square and see the Civil Rights Memorial; $25, or $20 for history center members; (804) 649-0711 x301 for reservations; meet at the History Center; cash or check, or purchase online at

OLD-FASHIONED FOURTH OF JULY: 1-5 p.m. Meadow Farm Museum at Crump Park, 3400 Mountain Road, Glen Allen; patriotic parade of color, Circus Stella, pony rides, crafts, face painting, concessions, music, games entertainment;


IDINA MENZEL LIVE: 8 p.m., Altria Theater, 6 N. Laurel St.; doors open 7 p.m.; $39.50 and up;


COREY SMITH: Innsbrook After Hours, 4901 Lake Brook Drive, Glen Allen; gates open 5 p.m., show 6 p.m.; $10 and up; for information, for tickets


RICHMOND SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL: Theatre Under the Stars production of “Hamlet”, starring Molly Hood; performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays, Agecroft Hall, 4305 Sulgrave Road;


BLUEGRASS COFFEEHOUSE: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., acoustic jam session for bluegrass and old-time musicians; Dorey Recreation Center, 2999 Darbytown Road, Henrico; each second Thursday; (804) 795-2334

JULY 10-26

“COME BLOW YOUR HORN”: Henrico Theatre Company production, Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road; show at 8 p.m., except 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinees; $10, $8 age 55 and older and students; (804) 501-5859

JULY 10-AUG. 2

“GOODNIGHT MOON”: The Children’s Theatre of Virginia at Willow Lawn production through Aug. 2, with various times and dates; hour-long productions age 4 and older; $16; in the Shops at Willow Lawn, 1601 Willow Lawn Way; (804) 282-2620;


LITTLE JAZZ AND SALSA FESTIVAL: 4 p.m., Dogwood Dell Stage in Byrd Park; with host Luis Hidalgo and performers Carlos Mojica, David Gonzalez, Wito Rodriguez, Herbie Martinez and the Mid Atlantic Salsa Orchestra, Latin Jazz Quintet, A-Train Xpress, Kevin Davis and Ban Caribe, and DJ Eddy Mayorga;

HANOVER TOMATO FESTIVAL: Celebration of everyone’s favorite fruit/vegetable; 9 a.m. To 4 p.m., Pole Green Park; music rides, games, petting zoo, vendors, tomato dishes;

GLO RUN RVA: Maymont, 7-10 p.m., race at 8:30 p.m.; non-timed, 3-mile walk or run for all ages; includes disc jockey playing music; participants receive t-shirt and glow gear; registration free to age 8, $12 ages 8-17 and $35 for adults, benefits Maymont, 1700 Hampton St.;


SIXTH ANNUAL GOSPEL FESTIVAL: 4 p.m., Dogwood Dell Stage in Byrd Park, with Dorothy Norwood, Larry Bland, James Johnson and the Voices of Cedar Street, Minister Earl Bynum, The Virginia Aires and Petula Beckles;


JUSTIN MOORE AND JORDAN RAGER: Innsbrook After Hours 4901 Lake Brook Drive, Glen Allen; gates open 5 p.m., $20 and up; for information, for tickets


COLORS OF HAITI: Art exhibit opening, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Cultural Arts Center At Glen Allen, benefits Midwives for Haiti; exhibit runs through Sept. 13;


CANDLELIGHT CLUB: Develop and enhance ballroom dance skills; dances each third Friday, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Belmont Recreation Center, 1600 Hilliard Road; (804) 357-6450

BOOSIE BAD AZZ: 8 p.m., Altria Theater, 6 N. Laurel St.; $54 and up;

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF RICHMOND CENTRAL: $1 Family Night, 5-7:30 p.m., with $1 admission for all; third Fridays; need at least one adult chaperone per five children; regular admission $8 ages 1-59, free to age 1 and $7 seniors; 2626 W. Broad St., Richmond; hours through Labor Day are 9:30 a.m. To 7 p.m. Daily;


GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH: 1:15 p.m. Sundays through Labor Day, free re-enactments of Patrick Henry’s stirring speech in its original venue, St. John’s Church, Church Hill, 2401 E. Broad St.; music at 1:30, followed by re-enactment beginning at 1:45 p.m., $5 suggested donation;


311 AND THE GREEN: Innsbrook After Hours performance,  4901 Lake Brook Drive, Glen Allen; gates open 5 p.m., show at 6 p.m.; $20 and up; for information, for tickets


EUNICE’S CIRCLE OF FRIENDS: Grief support group meets 6 p.m., Care Advantage, 10014 Midlothian Turnpike,


KEITH SWEAT, ANGIE STONE AND SILK ALL WHITE CONCERT: 8 p.m., Altria Theater, 6 N. Laurel St.; doors open 7 p.m.; $67 and up;

COOL FUN AND FLICKS: Free watermelon, screening of “Ice Age” and tours of historic Clarke-Palmore House; 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., 904 McCoul St., Henrico;


“THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB”: Swift Creek Mill Theatre, 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway, South Chesterfield, through Aug. 29; comedy about growing old together;  (804) 748-5203,


DARK STAR ORCHESTRA: 6 p.m., Pocahontas State Park, 10301State Park Road, Chesterfield Court House; part of Pocahontas Premieres concert series; $21.50 advance, $25 at the door, $33.50 with camping; $5 parking; concerts are held rain or shine; coolers permitted at this concert, but pets are not allowed;