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"In Gear: Richmond Cycles" Exhibit at The Valentine

August 27, 2015-January 3, 2016 Extended Hours - September 19-26 Open until 8 p.m. There’s no question Richmond is a cyclists’ town. This exhibition is a uniquely-Valentine take on the history of cycling in Richmond from the 19th century to the present day. The opening of the exhibition coincides with the UCI Road World Cycling Championships in September, and there will be special extended hours nightly during the cycling event until 8 p.m. Info: http://thevalentine.org. Friday, August 28, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1015 E. Clay St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday through October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Friday, August 28, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

"Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition" at VMFA

MAY 29, 2015 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists –Ryudaibori (formerly Horitaka, Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken – inspired by the Japanese tradition of tattooing and heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking. Specially commissioned photographs of work by each artist will be displayed alongside tools and relief carvings, as well as a recreated Torii. A companion book of the same title features additional photographs and writings, and is published by the Japanese American National Museum. $8-$10. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/art-japanese-tattoo/. Friday, August 28, 2015, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Chesterfield County Fair

Join us for the 2015 Chesterfield County Fair! Check back as we update the information on our website for the fair. Admission Fee: $8 12 years to 59 year; $5 3 years to 11 years and 60 and older; Children under 3 years are Free Details: http://www.chesterfieldcountyfair.org/ Monday through Friday 4 - 11 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sunday, 1 p.m. - 11 p.m. Friday, August 28, 2015, 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 10300 Courthouse Road Chesterfield, VA. For more info visit www.chesterfieldcountyfair.org.

Blues and Brews: Martha and Triple Threat at The Camel

Free. Info: http://www.thecamel.org/event/878619-blues-brews-martha-richmond/. Friday, August 28, 2015, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Fourth Fridays: Meet Up with Art at VMFA

Connect with newcomers to Richmond and those new to the arts scene as you make new social and professional contacts. You’ll enjoy delicious café cuisine as well as discounted beverages and guided art tours as part of Friday Art & Wine. Details: http://vmfa.museum/calendar/events/fourth-fridays-meet-art/. Friday, August 28, 2015, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Food Truck Court at Woodland Heights Baptist

Info: http://www.foodtruckcourt.com/. Friday, August 28, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 611 W. 31st St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

Richmond Brewery Tours at Capital Ale House

Richmond Brewery Tours is the premier brewery tour experience in the River City and Virginia. Let our knowledgeable and energetic staff drive you on an exciting tour around the Richmond region in our comfortable 14 passenger bus and experience some of the Commonwealth’s finest craft beer. Price of tour includes: Brief course on beer tasting before your departure Round-trip visit to three Richmond breweries A unique ambiance and experience at each brewery A guided tour at one of the three breweries visited Highlights of Richmond’s local sights and expanding beer scene Complimentary snacks and refreshments during the ride Complimentary Richmond Brewery Tours souvenir Tours begin approximately at 5:30 PM on Thursday and Friday and on Saturdays at 11:30 AM and 4:15 PM. Free parking is available all day on weekends and after 4 pm on weekdays in the 3rd & Cary Parkway parking lot. The turn is on the left on Main St, just after you pass 4th St. Details - http://richmondbrewerytours.com/. Friday, August 28, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondbrewerytours.com.

Championship Night at Southside Speedway

Championship Night - last race of the season! Friday night, the gates open to the public at 6:00 p.m. Practice starts at 5:00 p.m. Qualifying starts at 6:00 p.m. and racing gets underway at 8:30 p.m. For the latest information, visit our new website: http://SouthsideSpeedway.net. Friday, August 28, 2015, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 12800 Genito Road Midlothian, VA 23112. For more info visit southsidespeedway.net.

Art Works Forth Friday Opening Reception for Dog Days of Summer

The dogs are back at Art Works for the Dog Days of Summer annual art show and fundraiser for homeless dogs. The event includes an art auction with all proceeds going to the FURS (Friends United with the Richmond Shelter), a doggie fashion show and photo-shoot courtesy of professional photographer - Libby Clark. Please join us on August 28th, 7-10 p.m. for the opening reception and meet the artists. The DOG DAYS OF SUMMER exhibit continues through September 14th. All other exhibits continue through September 20, 2015. This event is free and open to the public. Parking is free for the reception. DOG DAYS OF SUMMER The annual all media, juried art show spotlights dogs and cats portrayed in paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics and photography. FURS (Friends United with the Richmond Shelter) is the benefactor of this exhibit. Submissions for this show are accepted from any artist and any medium on August 21st and 22nd at Art Works.This event is free and open to the public. Parking is free. Details:… Friday, August 28, 2015, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 320 Hull St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.artworksrichmond.com.

artspace's Fourth Fridays Opening Reception

Free and Open to the Public. Gallery Hours: Noon-4 pm, Tuesday - Sunday. Details: http://www.artspacegallery.org. Friday, August 28, 2015, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 2 E. 4th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.artspacegallery.org.

"The Boy in The Bathroom" at Firehouse Theater

THE BOY IN THE BATHROOM A New Musical with Book & Lyrics by Michael Lluberes Directed by Firehouse's Associate Producer Adam B. Ferguson, The Boy in the Bathroom tells the profound and compelling story of David who hasn't come out of the bathroom for a year. He suffers from OCD and is trying to write his thesis in an environment that he can control. His devoted and protective mother Pam tries her best to make him comfortable, until she breaks her hip and Julie enters their lives. Inspired by real events, this new musical explores why we sometimes lock ourselves in prisons of our own making to resist the risk of life's uncertainty and the pull of change. When asked about the Firehouse production and being in residence for the process Lluberes said, "We're thrilled to be a part of this new season and new chapter for Firehouse, and are looking forward to this exciting new look at our show." The Boy in The Bathroom won the New York Musical Theater Festival Awards for Most Promising New Musical and Be… Friday, August 28, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

West End Comedy at HATTheatre

Shows Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm. Both shows start at 7:30 pm at HATTheatre. Adults are $7; children and students are $5. Below is the information for the September shows. For best seating please arrive 15 minutes early. Call West End Comedy at (804) 496-1714 with any questions. http://wecomedy.com. Friday, August 28, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 1124 Westbriar Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit wecomedy.com.

The Concussion Theory at The National

with Inquiry, The Mad Extras, Chasing Avenir, The Ambulance Review Doors: 7:30 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $10 ADV | $12 DOS Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/the-concussion-theory. Friday, August 28, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

The Mantras at The Broadberry

Forming only six years ago, The Mantras continue to hone their direction and precision show by show. Building a reputation as go-for-broke live act, the quintet has been playing to consistently larger and larger crowds in their home state, including a number of sold-out shows. They have been steadily building a following both regionally and nationally with music that is a high-energy collaborative of funk-rock, middle-eastern, electronica, metal; a fusion that will shake your knees and rattle your toes. $12. More: http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/849377-mantras-richmond/. Friday, August 28, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

ComedySportz Improv Theatre

ComedySportz Improv Theatre presents shows every Friday at 8:00 pm and Saturday at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm! ComedySportz is the worldwide sensation that is bringing hilarious, fast-paced, clean comedy to you. ComedySportz Richmond pits two teams, the Richmond Legends and the Virginia Hams, against each other in an improv battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot based off of your suggestions! The audience then votes for the winners. There is also a referee that calls the fouls and we even play the national anthem before each match. $10 with advance reservation, or $12 at the door! Call 266-9377 for reservations! http://www.comedysportzrichmond.com/. Friday, August 28, 2015, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8906 West Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.comedysportzrichmond.com.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: The Sleepover

Sleepovers are magic. In the twilight hours, girls dish on their crushes, compare boobs, conjure the dead, scream their favorite songs, eat too much pizza, make prank calls, go streaking, and never, ever sleep. The women of the Coalition may not be teenagers anymore, but they still know how to party. In The Sleepover, they glimpse into the world of the classic American slumber party by creating improvised scenes based on one suggestion. Relationships could be made or destroyed. Beans may be spilled. All of the hair will get braided. Girls don’t just wanna have fun, they wanna make you laugh (and they’re gonna do both.) The Sleepover is: Kathryn Schmidt Alex Beall Lauren Serpa Grace Manno Eve Privman Katie Holcomb Townsend Hart Summer McCarley $10. Info: http://rvacomedy.com/event/sleepover. Friday, August 28, 2015, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

Murphy's Kids, Neighborhood Friendly, A Fool's Errand at The Camel

Murphy's Kids has been melting faces and shaking asses since 1999, with the goal of spreading good vibes and great music across state lines and narrow minds. They are coming to a town near you and the message they bring is this: LET'S GET DOWN! $8-$10. Info: http://www.thecamel.org/event/913631-murphys-kids-neighborhood-richmond/. Friday, August 28, 2015, 9:00 PM – Saturday, August 29, 2015, 12:00 AM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

The RVA Cabaret at Gallery 5

Come one, come all to the RVA CABARET, the benefit show series dedicated to preserve & serve, Gallery5!! The RVA Cabaret, now in its 2nd show season, was created to raise funds for the upkeep of beloved hub of Richmond Burlesque, and historic landmark, Gallery 5! Please join us on Friday, August 28th for an evening of variety entertainment and service to this wonderful Richmond institution!…We’ve got a $5000 goal to reach by the end of the year! Featuring: Flashlight Tag Cherrie Canary Richard Woody Isabelle Epoque T’ea Sweet Hosted by: Zhora Nova Doors 8pm, show 9pm Ages 18+ $7 adv./ $12 door FB - https://www.facebook.com/BBBBAPAS. Friday, August 28, 2015, 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 200 W. Marshall St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit gallery5arts.org.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: Richmond Famous

The Coalition’s improvised monthly show series, Richmond Famous, features live and totally unscripted comedy created on the spot and inspired by the true stories of some of RVA’s most interesting people. $10. http://rvacomedy.com/event/richmond-famous-jun-26/. Friday, August 28, 2015, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

ComedySportz Improv Theatre - Overtime Improv

Richmond's got something worth staying after hours for - OVERTIME IMPROV! ComedySportz Improv Theatre is proud to present the latest buzz in the Richmond improv scene. Take a little bit of short form improv (games and quick scenes) and mix that with a little bit of long form improv (formats that let things develop over time on stage and weave scenes into a larger picture) and what do you get? Medium form. That makes no real sense. But that's okay - we make everything else up around here, right? Overtime Improv showcases the talents of performers you'll see every week in our ComedySportz shows, but in a whole new light! You'll fall out of your seat laughing as they take your suggestions and go places you never dreamed possible! Overtime is a featured presentation of our "After Hours" Friday night late show series. And although it is not an intentionally "blue" show, it also doesn't follow the traditional "brown bag" rules of our ComedySportz brand shows. So if you bring your kids, expect them to le… Friday, August 28, 2015, 10:15 PM – 11:45 PM. 8906 West Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.comedysportzrichmond.com.

Patrick Henry Half Marathon at RMC

The Sports Backers have teamed up with the Richmond Road Runners Club to bring you the Patrick Henry Half Marathon, featuring 13.1 miles of rolling countryside and scenic historic districts with a start and finish on the beautiful campus of Randolph-Macon College. Details: http://www.sportsbackers.org/events/patrick-henry-half-marathon/. Saturday, August 29, 2015, 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 202 Henry St. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.sportsbackers.org.

Lakeside Farmers' Market

http://www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net The market is open April-December, two days per week. Wednesdays 8AM til dusk. Most vendors stay the entire day and continue selling between market times. Open Saturdays 8AM til noon. Lakeside Farmers' Market offers Local Seasonal Produce, Meats, Cheeses and Baked Goods and Hand Made Items from Local Artists. Arts, Crafts, Dining, Housewares, and Jewelry are located in the retail shops adjacent to the market. New this year, "LAKESIDE FARMERS' MARKET TOO!" This is an indoor option adjacent to the Farmers' Market Pavilion. Saturday, August 29, 2015, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 6110 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net.

South of the James Market at Forest Hill Park

The South of the James Farmers Market is an open-air producer-only market where farmers and artisans sell locally-grown and hand-made items including: Vegetables, fruit, plants & flowers Meat, cheese, eggs & honey Jewelry, pottery, art, candles, clothing & knitted items Soaps, lotions & essential oils Baked goods & other prepared foods Located in beautiful Forest Hill Park, the South of the James Market is on Saturdays May through early December and runs from 8am to 12pm. http://www.growrva.com/#!soj/c1yn8/. Saturday, August 29, 2015, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. New Kent Ave. & 42nd St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.growrva.com.

St. Stephen's Farmers' Market

Locally produced seasonal vegetables, fruit, herbs, eggs, poultry, beef, pork, flowers, bread, cheese, pasta and other foods are available. In addition, the market features local artisans, locally roasted coffee, and much more. Open Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, May through October. Ample free parking. Info - http://www.saintstephensrichmond.net/farmersmarket. Saturday, August 29, 2015, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 6000 Grove Avenue Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.saintstephensrichmond.net.

"In Gear: Richmond Cycles" Exhibit at The Valentine

August 27, 2015-January 3, 2016 Extended Hours - September 19-26 Open until 8 p.m. There’s no question Richmond is a cyclists’ town. This exhibition is a uniquely-Valentine take on the history of cycling in Richmond from the 19th century to the present day. The opening of the exhibition coincides with the UCI Road World Cycling Championships in September, and there will be special extended hours nightly during the cycling event until 8 p.m. Info: http://thevalentine.org. Saturday, August 29, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1015 E. Clay St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday through October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Saturday, August 29, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

"Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition" at VMFA

MAY 29, 2015 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists –Ryudaibori (formerly Horitaka, Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken – inspired by the Japanese tradition of tattooing and heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking. Specially commissioned photographs of work by each artist will be displayed alongside tools and relief carvings, as well as a recreated Torii. A companion book of the same title features additional photographs and writings, and is published by the Japanese American National Museum. $8-$10. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/art-japanese-tattoo/. Saturday, August 29, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Chesterfield County Fair

Join us for the 2015 Chesterfield County Fair! Check back as we update the information on our website for the fair. Admission Fee: $8 12 years to 59 year; $5 3 years to 11 years and 60 and older; Children under 3 years are Free Details: http://www.chesterfieldcountyfair.org/ Monday through Friday 4 - 11 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sunday, 1 p.m. - 11 p.m. Saturday, August 29, 2015, 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM. 10300 Courthouse Road Chesterfield, VA. For more info visit www.chesterfieldcountyfair.org.

Richmond Brewery Tours at Capital Ale House

Richmond Brewery Tours is the premier brewery tour experience in the River City and Virginia. Let our knowledgeable and energetic staff drive you on an exciting tour around the Richmond region in our comfortable 14 passenger bus and experience some of the Commonwealth’s finest craft beer. Price of tour includes: Brief course on beer tasting before your departure Round-trip visit to three Richmond breweries A unique ambiance and experience at each brewery A guided tour at one of the three breweries visited Highlights of Richmond’s local sights and expanding beer scene Complimentary snacks and refreshments during the ride Complimentary Richmond Brewery Tours souvenir Tours begin approximately at 5:30 PM on Thursday and Friday and on Saturdays at 11:30 AM and 4:15 PM. Free parking is available all day on weekends and after 4 pm on weekdays in the 3rd & Cary Parkway parking lot. The turn is on the left on Main St, just after you pass 4th St. Details - http://richmondbrewerytours.com/. Saturday, August 29, 2015, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondbrewerytours.com.

River City Food Tour: Carytown Sweets Tour

Carytown, otherwise known as The Mile of Style, is an eclectic mix of restaurants, boutiques, and historical landmarks. Including the east coast’s oldest outdoor shopping center and a movie theater to take you back in time, you’ll fall in love with this neighborhood instantly. See the sweeter side of this unique street with our Carytown Sweets Tour! During this 1.5-hour long stroll, you will sample a diverse selection of treats from a variety of different cafes, bakeries, confectionaries, and more. Just don’t tell your dentist! Be sure to bring water and comfortable shoes! We’ll be on our feet for most of the 90-minute tour. $30. Meeting Spot: Varies, information included in booking confirmation. Info: http://www.rivercityfoodtours.com/tours/carytown-sweets-tour/. Saturday, August 29, 2015, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Carytown. For more info visit www.rivercityfoodtours.com.

Church Hill: From Spies to Pies Food Tour

Church Hill has a storied past and its future looks brighter than ever with a revitalized culinary scene that includes The Roosevelt, Dutch & Company, Sub Rosa Bakery, Proper Pie Co. WPA Bakery, Patrick Henry Pub, Chocolates by Kelly, Union Market, Alamo BBQ, Anthony's on the Hill and the place that started it all, The Hill Cafe. Tickets are $55 inclusive of ticketing fee and are available here. http://realrichmondva.com/. Saturday, August 29, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 1217 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit realrichmondva.com.

River City Food Tour: Carytown Food & History Tour

Carytown, otherwise known as The Mile of Style, is an eclectic mix of restaurants, boutiques, and professional services. Including the east coast’s oldest outdoor shopping center and a movie theater that will take you back in time, you’ll fall in love with this unique neighborhood instantly. Joining River City Food Tour’s headline tour means exploring Carytown in a unique way. You will sample delicious food and snacks from 6 different restaurants, cafes, and shops, including fresh seafood, world-renowned tacos, famous Virginia peanuts, and more! You’ll expand your mind as you learn about the history of Richmond and Carytown, and where our partner merchants got their start. But most of all, we’ll make sure you have fun doing it. Be sure to bring water and comfortable shoes! We’ll be on our feet for most of the 2.5 hour tour. $50. Meeting Spot: Varies, information included in booking confirmation. Info: http://www.rivercityfoodtours.com/tours/carytown-food-tour/. Saturday, August 29, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Carytown. For more info visit www.rivercityfoodtours.com.

"The Boy in The Bathroom" at Firehouse Theater

THE BOY IN THE BATHROOM A New Musical with Book & Lyrics by Michael Lluberes Directed by Firehouse's Associate Producer Adam B. Ferguson, The Boy in the Bathroom tells the profound and compelling story of David who hasn't come out of the bathroom for a year. He suffers from OCD and is trying to write his thesis in an environment that he can control. His devoted and protective mother Pam tries her best to make him comfortable, until she breaks her hip and Julie enters their lives. Inspired by real events, this new musical explores why we sometimes lock ourselves in prisons of our own making to resist the risk of life's uncertainty and the pull of change. When asked about the Firehouse production and being in residence for the process Lluberes said, "We're thrilled to be a part of this new season and new chapter for Firehouse, and are looking forward to this exciting new look at our show." The Boy in The Bathroom won the New York Musical Theater Festival Awards for Most Promising New Musical and Be… Saturday, August 29, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

Walking Tour of Historic Church Hill

Church Hill is the oldest neighborhood in Richmond. You will meander through streets lined with beautiful late 18th and 19th century architecture; see St. John’s Episcopal Church where Patrick Henry proclaimed “Give me liberty, or give me death!” in 1775; and view stunning vistas of the City of Richmond. You will also hear about the Revolutionary War in Richmond and about the eccentric cast of characters who make up the fabric of Colonial, Federal, and antebellum Richmond. BOOK NOW or pay at the meet up spot. The tour starts off in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church on 24th & Broad St. (2401 E Broad St. Richmond, VA) Saturdays at 3:30 PM. The tour is 2 hours and will end within short walking distance to several restaurants and pubs. Richmond Tour Guys Historic Walking Tours of Richmond is the best walking tour to learn about the City of Richmond; 5 star rated on Trip Advisor http://www.RichmondTourGuys.com The ticket prices are as follows: Adults (age 18 and up) – $20 Students – $15 (must sh… Saturday, August 29, 2015, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. 2401 E Broad St Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondtourguys.com.

Richmond Brewery Tours at Capital Ale House

Richmond Brewery Tours is the premier brewery tour experience in the River City and Virginia. Let our knowledgeable and energetic staff drive you on an exciting tour around the Richmond region in our comfortable 14 passenger bus and experience some of the Commonwealth’s finest craft beer. Price of tour includes: Brief course on beer tasting before your departure Round-trip visit to three Richmond breweries A unique ambiance and experience at each brewery A guided tour at one of the three breweries visited Highlights of Richmond’s local sights and expanding beer scene Complimentary snacks and refreshments during the ride Complimentary Richmond Brewery Tours souvenir Tours begin approximately at 5:30 PM on Thursday and Friday and on Saturdays at 11:30 AM and 4:15 PM. Free parking is available all day on weekends and after 4 pm on weekdays in the 3rd & Cary Parkway parking lot. The turn is on the left on Main St, just after you pass 4th St. Details - http://richmondbrewerytours.com/. Saturday, August 29, 2015, 4:15 PM – 7:15 PM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondbrewerytours.com.

Richmond Kickers v. Charleston at City Stadium (Bark & Brew)

The party starts at 5:30 pm with live music, a one-of-a-kind fun zone featuring human foosball and a 24-foot double drop slide, RVA food trucks and craft beer on tap! Then, get loud with the Red Army when YOUR Richmond Kickers battle archrival Charleston at 7pm. 4 FLEX TICKETS FOR JUST $36 - Use your tickets in any combination at the Kickers final four regular season home games! Saturday, August 22 / FAMILY FEST / Saint Louis FC Saturday, August 29 / BARK & BREW / Charleston Saturday, September 5 / BIKE FEST / Rochester Wednesday, September 16 / OKTOBERFEST / Toronto FC Use your 4-ticket Flex Pack in any combination – attend all four games or bring friends to one or two! http://www.richmondkickers.com. Saturday, August 29, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 3201 Maplewood Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondkickers.com.

2nd Annual RVA Design Competition at Gallery 5

Design Richmond’s Next T-Shirt!! New Normal Apparel Company is launching the second annual RVA Design Competition August 1, 2015. This competition calls on local artists to submit original designs that portray their vision of Richmond, Virginia. Designs must be submitted online and follow regulations. Once submissions are closed, online voting is open to the public to choose their favorite design! The design with the highest votes wins the competition and receives the following: - Month long solo show in the New Normal Gallery as the January Artist of the Month - Winning design printed on Made in USA Tees - Featured online expose on NewNormalApparel.com - Bundle of local gifts - Yearlong feature on rvadesigncompetition.com - Interview with Richmond Grid Magazine - Final Revealing for Winning Design Reception August 29 at Gallery 5 8/1- Submissions open 8/10- Submissions close and online voting begins 8/21- Voting closes at midnight and winning design is prepped for the final revealing 8/29-… Saturday, August 29, 2015, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 200 W. Marshall St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit gallery5arts.org.

Free "Opera in the Park" at Dogwood Dell

The Virginia Opera kicks off its 40th aniversary season with the 2nd annual "Opera in the Park." It will be held at Dogwood Dell, and the concert begins at 7:30. Expect to hear some of opera's most beloved works such as "La donna e mobile" from Rigoletto, as well as a few Broadway favorites. FREE. Rain date August 30. More details: https://www.vaopera.org/in-the-community/operainthepark.html. Saturday, August 29, 2015, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1300 Blanton Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vaopera.org.

ComedySportz Improv Theatre

ComedySportz Improv Theatre presents shows every Friday at 8:00 pm and Saturday at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm! ComedySportz is the worldwide sensation that is bringing hilarious, fast-paced, clean comedy to you. ComedySportz Richmond pits two teams, the Richmond Legends and the Virginia Hams, against each other in an improv battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot based off of your suggestions! The audience then votes for the winners. There is also a referee that calls the fouls and we even play the national anthem before each match. $10 with advance reservation, or $12 at the door! Call 266-9377 for reservations! http://www.comedysportzrichmond.com/. Saturday, August 29, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 8906 West Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.comedysportzrichmond.com.

The Reckless Island at The National

with Lost Dreads, Animal Sun, Nesta Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 7:30 PM $10 ADV | $12 DOS Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/the-reckless-island. Saturday, August 29, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

"The Boy in The Bathroom" at Firehouse Theater

THE BOY IN THE BATHROOM A New Musical with Book & Lyrics by Michael Lluberes Directed by Firehouse's Associate Producer Adam B. Ferguson, The Boy in the Bathroom tells the profound and compelling story of David who hasn't come out of the bathroom for a year. He suffers from OCD and is trying to write his thesis in an environment that he can control. His devoted and protective mother Pam tries her best to make him comfortable, until she breaks her hip and Julie enters their lives. Inspired by real events, this new musical explores why we sometimes lock ourselves in prisons of our own making to resist the risk of life's uncertainty and the pull of change. When asked about the Firehouse production and being in residence for the process Lluberes said, "We're thrilled to be a part of this new season and new chapter for Firehouse, and are looking forward to this exciting new look at our show." The Boy in The Bathroom won the New York Musical Theater Festival Awards for Most Promising New Musical and Be… Saturday, August 29, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

West End Comedy at HATTheatre

Shows Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm. Both shows start at 7:30 pm at HATTheatre. Adults are $7; children and students are $5. Below is the information for the September shows. For best seating please arrive 15 minutes early. Call West End Comedy at (804) 496-1714 with any questions. http://wecomedy.com. Saturday, August 29, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 1124 Westbriar Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit wecomedy.com.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: Riot! Pigeon + Da Vinci + Ambassador

Every Saturday at 8pm, The Coalition Theater presents a selection of their houseteams performing killer long form improv comedy inspired by your suggestions. This week features Pigeon, Da Vinci and Ambassador. PIGEON Josh Blubaugh, Aaron Grant, Katie Holcomb, Steve Howze, David Pijor, Eve Privman, Jim Zarling Coach: Matt Newman DA VINCI Zane Adickes, Patrick Allen, Shamoniki Ellison, Martin Garner, Becky Granger, Grace Manno, Matt Micou, Kathryn Schmidt, Donna Steele Coach: David Pijor AMBASSADOR Anne Arnston, Alex Beall, Greg Ceneviva, Ryan Clatterbuck, Kristin Kirkley, Nicole Patterson, James Russell, Jorge Silva Coach: Josh Blubaugh $10. Info: http://rvacomedy.com/event/riot-aug-29/. Saturday, August 29, 2015, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

Rumble Seat Revival at Capital Ale House

Rumble Seat Revival is a six piece ensemble heralding nostalgic music from the 1920's & 30's. Featuring dynamic vocals, guitar, upright bass, clarinet, cornet, accordion, washboard and ukulele, RSR is dedicated to the reinvention and rejuvenation of pre-war American jazz made famous by legendary Tin Pan Alley writers and early 20th century tunesmiths. Free. Details - http://capitalalehouse.ticketfly.com/event/911729-rumble-seat-revival-richmond/. Saturday, August 29, 2015, 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit capitalalehouse.ticketfly.com.

Pretty Heavy, Old Grog String Band at The Camel

Greatful Dead Set. $7. Info: http://www.thecamel.org/event/904947-pretty-heavy-old-grog-string-richmond/. Saturday, August 29, 2015, 9:00 PM – Sunday, August 30, 2015, 12:00 AM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Steez Promos Presents: Snails at The Broadberry

$15.00 - $25.00. More: http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/899621-steez-promo-snails-richmond/. Saturday, August 29, 2015, 9:00 PM – Sunday, August 30, 2015, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Welcome 2 College Naughty School Girl Addition at The Canal Club

Welcome 2 College Naughty School Girl Addition featuring: DJ Crown Black J DJ Sweet 9:00 doors 18 and up $5.00/$10.00 21 and up Free before 10pm. Saturday, August 29, 2015, 9:00 PM – Sunday, August 30, 2015, 12:00 AM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

ComedySportz Improv Theatre

ComedySportz Improv Theatre presents shows every Friday at 8:00 pm and Saturday at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm! ComedySportz is the worldwide sensation that is bringing hilarious, fast-paced, clean comedy to you. ComedySportz Richmond pits two teams, the Richmond Legends and the Virginia Hams, against each other in an improv battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot based off of your suggestions! The audience then votes for the winners. There is also a referee that calls the fouls and we even play the national anthem before each match. $10 with advance reservation, or $12 at the door! Call 266-9377 for reservations! http://www.comedysportzrichmond.com/. Saturday, August 29, 2015, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM. 8906 West Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.comedysportzrichmond.com.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: Cool Stepdad’s Comedy Basement

“Take Your Son to Work Day” In an effort to continue connecting with his step son Brandon the Cool Step Dad- Derrick Williams, brings his wife’s son to work. The two will spend the day meeting co-workers, dealing with employees and casting porno films. Oh yea, the Cool Step Dad owns a porn studio with his best friend Buster Cherry. Join the whole gang as they table read some of their future projects and teach Brandon about love and life. And who knows, if you pay attention, you might learn something before we’re done. $5. Info: http://rvacomedy.com/event/cool-stepdads-aug-29/. Saturday, August 29, 2015, 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

"Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition" at VMFA

MAY 29, 2015 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists –Ryudaibori (formerly Horitaka, Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken – inspired by the Japanese tradition of tattooing and heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking. Specially commissioned photographs of work by each artist will be displayed alongside tools and relief carvings, as well as a recreated Torii. A companion book of the same title features additional photographs and writings, and is published by the Japanese American National Museum. $8-$10. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/art-japanese-tattoo/. Sunday, August 30, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Walking Tour of Shockoe Bottom

The Shockoe Bottom Tour meets in front of the Canal Map on 14th & Dock Street next to Southern Railway Tap House. From there your guide will take you to explore the center for trade… both legal, illicit, and somewhere in between in early Richmond. It was the center for the slave trade in the city and features Richmond’s oldest buildings. It also carries the stories of newly arrived immigrants who toiled and lived in Shockoe Bottom’s tenements until they could work their way out. On the route you will see: The oldest house in Richmond… with a special connection to Edgar Allan Poe The old African American Burial ground and the story of enslaved rebel Gabriel Prosser’s doomed revolt The oldest continuously used Masonic lodge in the USA built in 1787 The remains of Lumpkin’s Slave Jail The First Freedom Center – the site where Virginia’s Religious Freedom statute was adopted The place where the falls of the James River that would become Richmond was first claimed by the English and their relations with t… Sunday, August 30, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. 2401 E Broad St Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondtourguys.com.

"In Gear: Richmond Cycles" Exhibit at The Valentine

August 27, 2015-January 3, 2016 Extended Hours - September 19-26 Open until 8 p.m. There’s no question Richmond is a cyclists’ town. This exhibition is a uniquely-Valentine take on the history of cycling in Richmond from the 19th century to the present day. The opening of the exhibition coincides with the UCI Road World Cycling Championships in September, and there will be special extended hours nightly during the cycling event until 8 p.m. Info: http://thevalentine.org. Sunday, August 30, 2015, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 1015 E. Clay St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Rising Stars Talent Show at The Broadberry

Rising Stars Youth Services is an organization dedicated to introducing underprivileged youth to several different talents, and we have been dedicated to this goal since 2014. In the past 10 years we have worked with a lot of these youth in the community and observed these hidden talents within as well as families not being financially stable. Rising Stars Youth Services, Inc. is designed to highlight the talents of youth, ages 5 to 16, in the Richmond metro area. The competition is judged by a panel of local celebrity judges on the abilities of each contestant/group according to their overall appeal, showmanship, interaction with the audience and overall talent. $20 ADV, $25 DOS. More: http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/887065-rising-stars-richmond/. Sunday, August 30, 2015, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Chesterfield County Fair

Join us for the 2015 Chesterfield County Fair! Check back as we update the information on our website for the fair. Admission Fee: $8 12 years to 59 year; $5 3 years to 11 years and 60 and older; Children under 3 years are Free Details: http://www.chesterfieldcountyfair.org/ Monday through Friday 4 - 11 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sunday, 1 p.m. - 11 p.m. Sunday, August 30, 2015, 1:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 10300 Courthouse Road Chesterfield, VA. For more info visit www.chesterfieldcountyfair.org.

Patrick Henry Reenactment at St. John's Church

Since 1976, St. John’s Church Foundation has presented historical reenactments at the original location of the Second Virginia Convention of March 1775. Professional actors in 1770s attire portray ten delegates, including Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington. The delegates engage in the debates and arguments of the Second Virginia Convention, which lead up to Patrick Henry’s immortal “Give me liberty or give me death!” speech. Seating is first come, first served. Seat saving will not be permitted. The entire party must be present before seating will take place. Doors will close once the church reaches capacity or when the reenactment begins. No admittance after the reenactment begins. 1:15 pm — Doors open. Seating is on a first-come, first served basis. 1:30 pm — Music program 1:45 pm — Reenactment begins This event is also FREE, with a suggested donation of $5.00. Information - http://historicstjohnschurch.org/reenactments. Sunday, August 30, 2015, 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM. 2401 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23223. For more info visit historicstjohnschurch.org.

Jackson Ward Walking Tour

Known as the "birthplace of Black Capitalism," Jackson Ward is rich in black history and culture and boasts the largest collection of antebellum homes in the city. Meet at 00 Clay Street, between 1st and Adams. $15 per person $5 for Valentine Members Walk-ups welcome. Cash or check, or purchase online. On-street parking. Info: http://thevalentine.org/calendar/jackson-ward#. Sunday, August 30, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 00 Clay St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Stephen Norfleet and the Devil's Workshop Big Band at The Camel

Idle Hands (2003) “Saxophonist Stephen Norfleet and his Devil's Workshop aggregation are a nicely tongue-in-cheek 17-piece teeming with ideas, energy, and I suspect from the rapturous reception at this live date in Virginia, jam band appeal. Several cuts push 12 minutes, yet clearly cues are built into the charts to segue into diverse grooves; the mass of a dozen disarmingly raggedy horns manage not to overwhelm by the judicious use breakdowns and contrapuntal figures. $5. Info: http://www.thecamel.org/event/904951-stephen-norfleet-jr-devils-richmond/. Sunday, August 30, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday through October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Monday, August 31, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

"Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition" at VMFA

MAY 29, 2015 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists –Ryudaibori (formerly Horitaka, Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken – inspired by the Japanese tradition of tattooing and heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking. Specially commissioned photographs of work by each artist will be displayed alongside tools and relief carvings, as well as a recreated Torii. A companion book of the same title features additional photographs and writings, and is published by the Japanese American National Museum. $8-$10. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/art-japanese-tattoo/. Monday, August 31, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Chesterfield County Fair

Join us for the 2015 Chesterfield County Fair! Check back as we update the information on our website for the fair. Admission Fee: $8 12 years to 59 year; $5 3 years to 11 years and 60 and older; Children under 3 years are Free Details: http://www.chesterfieldcountyfair.org/ Monday through Friday 4 - 11 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sunday, 1 p.m. - 11 p.m. Monday, August 31, 2015, 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 10300 Courthouse Road Chesterfield, VA. For more info visit www.chesterfieldcountyfair.org.

Sound Genesius, Ohbliv, Tennishu at The Camel

$5. Info: http://www.thecamel.org/event/907151-sound-genesius-ohbliv-richmond/. Monday, August 31, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

"In Gear: Richmond Cycles" Exhibit at The Valentine

August 27, 2015-January 3, 2016 Extended Hours - September 19-26 Open until 8 p.m. There’s no question Richmond is a cyclists’ town. This exhibition is a uniquely-Valentine take on the history of cycling in Richmond from the 19th century to the present day. The opening of the exhibition coincides with the UCI Road World Cycling Championships in September, and there will be special extended hours nightly during the cycling event until 8 p.m. Info: http://thevalentine.org. Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1015 E. Clay St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday through October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

"Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition" at VMFA

MAY 29, 2015 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists –Ryudaibori (formerly Horitaka, Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken – inspired by the Japanese tradition of tattooing and heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking. Specially commissioned photographs of work by each artist will be displayed alongside tools and relief carvings, as well as a recreated Torii. A companion book of the same title features additional photographs and writings, and is published by the Japanese American National Museum. $8-$10. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/art-japanese-tattoo/. Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Byrd House Market

Check web site for vendors and updates. http://www.byrdhousemarket.blogspot.com/ Every Tues, 3:30 to 7 p.m Located off S. Linden St & Idlewood Ave, behind the William Byrd Community House, 224 Cherry Street. By car, take the Downtown Expressway, I-195 South, Exit 186 Belvidere St. Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 3:30 PM – 7:00 PM. 224 Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.byrdhousemarket.blogspot.com.

Chesterfield County Fair

Join us for the 2015 Chesterfield County Fair! Check back as we update the information on our website for the fair. Admission Fee: $8 12 years to 59 year; $5 3 years to 11 years and 60 and older; Children under 3 years are Free Details: http://www.chesterfieldcountyfair.org/ Monday through Friday 4 - 11 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sunday, 1 p.m. - 11 p.m. Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 10300 Courthouse Road Chesterfield, VA. For more info visit www.chesterfieldcountyfair.org.

Lakeside Farmers' Market

http://www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net The market is open April-December, two days per week. Wednesdays 8AM til dusk. Most vendors stay the entire day and continue selling between market times. Open Saturdays 8AM til noon. Lakeside Farmers' Market offers Local Seasonal Produce, Meats, Cheeses and Baked Goods and Hand Made Items from Local Artists. Arts, Crafts, Dining, Housewares, and Jewelry are located in the retail shops adjacent to the market. New this year, "LAKESIDE FARMERS' MARKET TOO!" This is an indoor option adjacent to the Farmers' Market Pavilion. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 6110 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net.

"In Gear: Richmond Cycles" Exhibit at The Valentine

August 27, 2015-January 3, 2016 Extended Hours - September 19-26 Open until 8 p.m. There’s no question Richmond is a cyclists’ town. This exhibition is a uniquely-Valentine take on the history of cycling in Richmond from the 19th century to the present day. The opening of the exhibition coincides with the UCI Road World Cycling Championships in September, and there will be special extended hours nightly during the cycling event until 8 p.m. Info: http://thevalentine.org. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1015 E. Clay St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday through October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

"Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition" at VMFA

MAY 29, 2015 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists –Ryudaibori (formerly Horitaka, Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken – inspired by the Japanese tradition of tattooing and heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking. Specially commissioned photographs of work by each artist will be displayed alongside tools and relief carvings, as well as a recreated Torii. A companion book of the same title features additional photographs and writings, and is published by the Japanese American National Museum. $8-$10. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/art-japanese-tattoo/. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Chesterfield County Fair

Join us for the 2015 Chesterfield County Fair! Check back as we update the information on our website for the fair. Admission Fee: $8 12 years to 59 year; $5 3 years to 11 years and 60 and older; Children under 3 years are Free Details: http://www.chesterfieldcountyfair.org/ Monday through Friday 4 - 11 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sunday, 1 p.m. - 11 p.m. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 10300 Courthouse Road Chesterfield, VA. For more info visit www.chesterfieldcountyfair.org.

St. Giles Presbyterian Food Truck Court

Info: http://www.foodtruckcourt.com/. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 5200 Grove Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

Robert Goolrick Returns with "The Fall of Princes" at Fountain Bookstore

A dark, intoxicating morality tale . . . With his impeccable prose, Goolrick focuses his unflinching eye on the grittiness beneath the sleek façade of nightclubs, fashion, and monied Manhattan extravagance. Beautifully crafted, seductive, and provocative.” —Garth Stein, author of A Sudden Light and The Art of Racing in the Rain “[A] compelling, wholly seductive narrative voice . . . Goolrick’s stellar prose infuses this redemption story with a good deal of depth and despair, making it read like the literary version of The Wolf of Wall Street.” —Booklist “Goolrick is a superb writer . . . He's referred to his latest as both novel and autobiography; it carries both the artistic qualities of the former and the emotional truth of the latter . . . ranging from the tragicomic beats of Jay McInerney or Bret Easton Ellis to the repulsive behaviors in films like Oliver Stone’s Wall Street and Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street . . . Goolrick is focused on the idea of loss and redemption, and shows the sm… Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. 1312 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.fountainbookstore.com.

RVA Pieces at Gallery 5

RVA Pieces A weekly gathering to play chess. We will have tables and seating. Please bring your sets and or clocks if you prefer blitz. There should be enough folks with boards to make it all sort itself out. There will be coffee and the gallery also has a bar. Due to scheduling within an active gallery that acts as a performance venue we may dance around on scheduling. Also, Come one, Come all. This is a relaxed environment we are shooting for. All are WELCOME. Bring a backgammon board or GO set or Magic or whatever game you desire! Feel free to share this event as you see fit as well. FB - https://www.facebook.com/RVApieces. Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 200 W. Marshall St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit gallery5arts.org.

"The Boy in The Bathroom" at Firehouse Theater

THE BOY IN THE BATHROOM A New Musical with Book & Lyrics by Michael Lluberes Directed by Firehouse's Associate Producer Adam B. Ferguson, The Boy in the Bathroom tells the profound and compelling story of David who hasn't come out of the bathroom for a year. He suffers from OCD and is trying to write his thesis in an environment that he can control. His devoted and protective mother Pam tries her best to make him comfortable, until she breaks her hip and Julie enters their lives. Inspired by real events, this new musical explores why we sometimes lock ourselves in prisons of our own making to resist the risk of life's uncertainty and the pull of change. When asked about the Firehouse production and being in residence for the process Lluberes said, "We're thrilled to be a part of this new season and new chapter for Firehouse, and are looking forward to this exciting new look at our show." The Boy in The Bathroom won the New York Musical Theater Festival Awards for Most Promising New Musical and Be… Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

NT Live: Everyman at Modlin Center

British Academy Television Awards and Academy Award nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre’s new director Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road). Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defense. But death is close behind, and time is running out. One of the great primal, spiritual myths, Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives. A cornerstone of English drama since the 15th century, it now explodes onto the stage in a startling production with words by Carol Ann Duffy, British Poet Laureate, and movement by Javier De Frutos. About National Theatre of London Live The groundbreaking series National Theatre Live brings the best of British theatre direct from the stages of London to movi… Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Crenshaw Way Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

Bio Ritmo, Orquesta El Macabeo at The Broadberry

La Exelencia, Grupo Fantasma, Jose Conde y la Fresca, Alex Wilson, Sergent Garcia, and Ricardo Lemvo have all produced excellent samples of contemporary salsa, but surely one of the best original and longest running must be Bio Ritmo. Since their founding in 1991, this Richmond, Virginia-based orchestra has fearlessly carried on the spirit of tradition/innovation that once was so prevalent in the 1970s but is rarer today. These self-produced, veteran indie-label warriors are all accomplished musicians in their own right, coming originally from disparate musical backgrounds outside the realm of salsa-reggae, punk, classical, and modern jazz. Orquesta el Macabeo Since 2008 this Puerto Rican orchestra has developed its unique perspective on fat sauce. With their songs, they tell stories in a way that breaks the mold of current Latin music. They have cultivated an innovative record collection that begins in 2010 with their first album, Salsa Macabre, developing an international interest in both presentations… Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

"In Gear: Richmond Cycles" Exhibit at The Valentine

August 27, 2015-January 3, 2016 Extended Hours - September 19-26 Open until 8 p.m. There’s no question Richmond is a cyclists’ town. This exhibition is a uniquely-Valentine take on the history of cycling in Richmond from the 19th century to the present day. The opening of the exhibition coincides with the UCI Road World Cycling Championships in September, and there will be special extended hours nightly during the cycling event until 8 p.m. Info: http://thevalentine.org. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1015 E. Clay St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday through October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

"Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition" at VMFA

MAY 29, 2015 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists –Ryudaibori (formerly Horitaka, Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken – inspired by the Japanese tradition of tattooing and heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking. Specially commissioned photographs of work by each artist will be displayed alongside tools and relief carvings, as well as a recreated Torii. A companion book of the same title features additional photographs and writings, and is published by the Japanese American National Museum. $8-$10. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/art-japanese-tattoo/. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Chesterfield County Fair

Join us for the 2015 Chesterfield County Fair! Check back as we update the information on our website for the fair. Admission Fee: $8 12 years to 59 year; $5 3 years to 11 years and 60 and older; Children under 3 years are Free Details: http://www.chesterfieldcountyfair.org/ Monday through Friday 4 - 11 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sunday, 1 p.m. - 11 p.m. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 10300 Courthouse Road Chesterfield, VA. For more info visit www.chesterfieldcountyfair.org.

Hardywood Food Truck Court

We're kicking off the season with a mix of 16 new and favorite local gourmet mobile food vendors, with many more carts on rotation in the weeks to come. Enjoy our line up of seasonal craft beers to pair with eclectic tacos, wood-fired pizza, authentic French crepes, handmade ice cream, Cajun street food, traditional Mediterranean kabobs and more. Hardywood Food Truck Court runs from 5:30-9pm every Thursday through the season and is a family friendly environment. All ages are welcome at the brewery. Virginia ABC law prohibits bringing outside alcoholic beverages on-site, and underage drinking will be strictly prohibited. Info - http://www.hardywood.com/events. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

Richmond Brewery Tours at Capital Ale House

Richmond Brewery Tours is the premier brewery tour experience in the River City and Virginia. Let our knowledgeable and energetic staff drive you on an exciting tour around the Richmond region in our comfortable 14 passenger bus and experience some of the Commonwealth’s finest craft beer. Price of tour includes: Brief course on beer tasting before your departure Round-trip visit to three Richmond breweries A unique ambiance and experience at each brewery A guided tour at one of the three breweries visited Highlights of Richmond’s local sights and expanding beer scene Complimentary snacks and refreshments during the ride Complimentary Richmond Brewery Tours souvenir Tours begin approximately at 5:30 PM on Thursday and Friday and on Saturdays at 11:30 AM and 4:15 PM. Free parking is available all day on weekends and after 4 pm on weekdays in the 3rd & Cary Parkway parking lot. The turn is on the left on Main St, just after you pass 4th St. Details - http://richmondbrewerytours.com/. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondbrewerytours.com.

Leanne Brown Presents Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4 a Day at Fountain Bookstore

Food Tasting. Talk. Signing. Community! Our friends at Workman are publishing an extraordinary cookbook called GOOD & CHEAP: Eat Well on $4 a Day. It was originally conceived as the author’s thesis for the NYU Food Studies program and has since gone viral as a PDF, a self published book, and is now a fully distributed (and much more robust) cookbook! And because the idea was originally to help feed people who are food insecure, and to feed them well, they are donating a copy for every copy sold. For every book bought the night of the event or from our online bookstore prior to the event, one book will be donated to someone in need in the Richmond area! Details: http://www.fountainbookstore.com/goodandcheap. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. 1312 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.fountainbookstore.com.

"The Boy in The Bathroom" at Firehouse Theater

THE BOY IN THE BATHROOM A New Musical with Book & Lyrics by Michael Lluberes Directed by Firehouse's Associate Producer Adam B. Ferguson, The Boy in the Bathroom tells the profound and compelling story of David who hasn't come out of the bathroom for a year. He suffers from OCD and is trying to write his thesis in an environment that he can control. His devoted and protective mother Pam tries her best to make him comfortable, until she breaks her hip and Julie enters their lives. Inspired by real events, this new musical explores why we sometimes lock ourselves in prisons of our own making to resist the risk of life's uncertainty and the pull of change. When asked about the Firehouse production and being in residence for the process Lluberes said, "We're thrilled to be a part of this new season and new chapter for Firehouse, and are looking forward to this exciting new look at our show." The Boy in The Bathroom won the New York Musical Theater Festival Awards for Most Promising New Musical and Be… Thursday, September 3, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

Jessy Carolina & The Hot Mess at Balliceaux

21+. $5. http://www.jessycarolinahotmess.com Jessy Carolina & The Hot Mess is a New York City based traditional jazz band. The group, formerly know as the Bill Murray Experience, formed in 2008. Over the years, the band has performed throughout the East coast and has participated in many organizations that include The Jazz Foundation of America, Music Under New York, Music That Heals, Healing Arts Initiative, and Make Music New York. Early on, the band was featured on The Simpson's 20th Anniversary Special and most recently, Jessy Carolina's musical performances were featured in the video game Bioshock Infinite. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 203 N. Lombardy St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.balliceauxrva.com.

Kings at The Broadberry

$8-$10. More: http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/903883-kings-richmond/. Thursday, September 3, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

"In Gear: Richmond Cycles" Exhibit at The Valentine

August 27, 2015-January 3, 2016 Extended Hours - September 19-26 Open until 8 p.m. There’s no question Richmond is a cyclists’ town. This exhibition is a uniquely-Valentine take on the history of cycling in Richmond from the 19th century to the present day. The opening of the exhibition coincides with the UCI Road World Cycling Championships in September, and there will be special extended hours nightly during the cycling event until 8 p.m. Info: http://thevalentine.org. Friday, September 4, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1015 E. Clay St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday through October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Friday, September 4, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

"Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition" at VMFA

MAY 29, 2015 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists –Ryudaibori (formerly Horitaka, Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken – inspired by the Japanese tradition of tattooing and heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking. Specially commissioned photographs of work by each artist will be displayed alongside tools and relief carvings, as well as a recreated Torii. A companion book of the same title features additional photographs and writings, and is published by the Japanese American National Museum. $8-$10. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/art-japanese-tattoo/. Friday, September 4, 2015, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Chesterfield County Fair

Join us for the 2015 Chesterfield County Fair! Check back as we update the information on our website for the fair. Admission Fee: $8 12 years to 59 year; $5 3 years to 11 years and 60 and older; Children under 3 years are Free Details: http://www.chesterfieldcountyfair.org/ Monday through Friday 4 - 11 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sunday, 1 p.m. - 11 p.m. Friday, September 4, 2015, 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 10300 Courthouse Road Chesterfield, VA. For more info visit www.chesterfieldcountyfair.org.

First Fridays Art Walk

Click here for the pdf with ALL of the participating galleries, exhibits, and information - http://rvafirstfridays.com/ First Friday Art Walk offers exhibits at more than 20 downtown art galleries. Participating venues hold openings and other special events from 5-9pm to increase your awareness and appreciation of the rich cultural and entertainment opportunities offered by Richmond's Broad Street Historical District and the surrounding area. Friday, September 4, 2015, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Adams & Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvafirstfridays.com.

Friday Art & Wine at VMFA & First Fridays: Performing Arts

Now you have more reasons to hang out at VMFA on Friday nights! Head to the museum and enjoy discounted beverages and free half-hour gallery tours at 7 and 7:30 pm. On the first Friday of each month, check out our First Fridays entertainment, too. Connect with newcomers to Richmond and those new to the arts scene as you make new social and professional contacts. You'll enjoy delicious café cuisine as well as discounted beverages and guided art tours as part of Friday Art & Wine. The First Fridays series features an eclectic mix of multicultural performing arts showcased in different spaces within the museum. Take advantage of our extended hours on Friday evenings (we’re open until 9 pm) to also stroll through the galleries, explore the VMFA Shop, or enjoy dinner and drinks in Amuse Restaurant. Also enjoy discounted beverages in Best Café and 30-minute gallery tours as part of Friday Art & Wine. Details: http://vmfa.museum/calendar/events/first-fridays-performing-arts/. Friday, September 4, 2015, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Secretly Y'all Presents: (Im)Permanence at VMFA

We will host a storytelling event in the Marble Hall Friday, September 4th at 5:30 (stories @ 6) as part of the Japanese Tattoo Exhibit and Festival and First Fridays @ the VMFA. The idea is to incorporate Japanese tattoo art with stories. We will pair a traditional image- dragon, geisha, koi fish, etc. with an idea to create a theme. Each teller will have 7-10 minutes to narrate in front of an image (projected on a large screen) of the tattoo. Themes: Ryu (Dragon)- “A Blessing” Koi (Carp)- “An Upstream Battle-Ax Lucy Raven- "Pilgrimage" Hou-ou (Phoenix)- “From the Ashes” Oni (Demon)- “A Devil or an Angel?” Zagaikotsu (Skull)- “Ode to my Ancestors” Hannya (Mask)- “Unrequited Love” Hasu (Lotus)- “An Epiphany” Sakura (Cherry Blossom)- “Fleeting Moments” Momigi (Maple Leaf)- “Floating on the Wind Kiku (Chrysanthemum)- “Surviving the Cold” Botan (Peony)- “He/She is a Rose without Thorns” If you are interested in submitting or know of someone who has a story on a particular theme please subm… Friday, September 4, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. 200 N. Boulevard. Richmond, VA 23220. For more info visit www.secretlyall.com.

Conditions, Broadside, Underdog at The Canal Club

Conditions Broadside Underdog Champs When Cities Sleep A Collegiate Affair 5:30 doors $10.00. Friday, September 4, 2015, 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

Food Truck Court at Woodland Heights Baptist

Info: http://www.foodtruckcourt.com/. Friday, September 4, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 611 W. 31st St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

Richmond Brewery Tours at Capital Ale House

Richmond Brewery Tours is the premier brewery tour experience in the River City and Virginia. Let our knowledgeable and energetic staff drive you on an exciting tour around the Richmond region in our comfortable 14 passenger bus and experience some of the Commonwealth’s finest craft beer. Price of tour includes: Brief course on beer tasting before your departure Round-trip visit to three Richmond breweries A unique ambiance and experience at each brewery A guided tour at one of the three breweries visited Highlights of Richmond’s local sights and expanding beer scene Complimentary snacks and refreshments during the ride Complimentary Richmond Brewery Tours souvenir Tours begin approximately at 5:30 PM on Thursday and Friday and on Saturdays at 11:30 AM and 4:15 PM. Free parking is available all day on weekends and after 4 pm on weekdays in the 3rd & Cary Parkway parking lot. The turn is on the left on Main St, just after you pass 4th St. Details - http://richmondbrewerytours.com/. Friday, September 4, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondbrewerytours.com.

Flying Squirrels v. Reading (Free Shirt Fridays, Happy Hour & Ladies Night; RVA Community Night and Fleece Blanket Giveaway)

Free Shirt Fridays, Happy Hour & Ladies Night The first 1000 fans 15 & older get a t-shirt. Gates open at 5:30 PM. RVA Community Night and Fleece Blanket Giveaway Free T-shirt Friday and Happy Hour. Back to School weekend celebration. Gates open at 5:30PM Tickets $8-12. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Friday, September 4, 2015, 7:05 PM – 9:35 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

"The Boy in The Bathroom" at Firehouse Theater

THE BOY IN THE BATHROOM A New Musical with Book & Lyrics by Michael Lluberes Directed by Firehouse's Associate Producer Adam B. Ferguson, The Boy in the Bathroom tells the profound and compelling story of David who hasn't come out of the bathroom for a year. He suffers from OCD and is trying to write his thesis in an environment that he can control. His devoted and protective mother Pam tries her best to make him comfortable, until she breaks her hip and Julie enters their lives. Inspired by real events, this new musical explores why we sometimes lock ourselves in prisons of our own making to resist the risk of life's uncertainty and the pull of change. When asked about the Firehouse production and being in residence for the process Lluberes said, "We're thrilled to be a part of this new season and new chapter for Firehouse, and are looking forward to this exciting new look at our show." The Boy in The Bathroom won the New York Musical Theater Festival Awards for Most Promising New Musical and Be… Friday, September 4, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

No BS Brass Band at The Broadberry

No BS! Brass takes the New Orleans brass band into uncharted territory, fearlessly combining elements of James Brown, John Coltrane, Michael Jackson, and Led Zeppelin into their fiercely original sound. Trained in the conservatory and hardened in the garage, No BS! Brass has performed at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, the Festival of New Trumpet Music, and on National Public Radio's Tiny Desk Concert. Equally at home in the club or on the parade route, in the concert hall or on a festival stage, No BS! Brass creates new believers wherever it goes. $10 advance; $12 door. http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/933907-no-bs-brass-richmond/. Friday, September 4, 2015, 8:00 PM – Saturday, September 5, 2015, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

ComedySportz Improv Theatre

ComedySportz Improv Theatre presents shows every Friday at 8:00 pm and Saturday at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm! ComedySportz is the worldwide sensation that is bringing hilarious, fast-paced, clean comedy to you. ComedySportz Richmond pits two teams, the Richmond Legends and the Virginia Hams, against each other in an improv battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot based off of your suggestions! The audience then votes for the winners. There is also a referee that calls the fouls and we even play the national anthem before each match. $10 with advance reservation, or $12 at the door! Call 266-9377 for reservations! http://www.comedysportzrichmond.com/. Friday, September 4, 2015, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8906 West Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.comedysportzrichmond.com.

Grits & Gravy at Balliceaux

Grits & Gravy (classic and rare soul, funk and R&B vinyl selections by Charlottesville-based WTJU 91.3 FM radio DJs Robin Tomlin and Colin Powell) 10:30 p.m. $2. Friday, September 4, 2015, 10:30 PM – Saturday, September 5, 2015, 12:00 AM. 203 N. Lombardy St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.balliceauxrva.com.

Lakeside Farmers' Market

http://www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net The market is open April-December, two days per week. Wednesdays 8AM til dusk. Most vendors stay the entire day and continue selling between market times. Open Saturdays 8AM til noon. Lakeside Farmers' Market offers Local Seasonal Produce, Meats, Cheeses and Baked Goods and Hand Made Items from Local Artists. Arts, Crafts, Dining, Housewares, and Jewelry are located in the retail shops adjacent to the market. New this year, "LAKESIDE FARMERS' MARKET TOO!" This is an indoor option adjacent to the Farmers' Market Pavilion. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 6110 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net.

South of the James Market at Forest Hill Park

The South of the James Farmers Market is an open-air producer-only market where farmers and artisans sell locally-grown and hand-made items including: Vegetables, fruit, plants & flowers Meat, cheese, eggs & honey Jewelry, pottery, art, candles, clothing & knitted items Soaps, lotions & essential oils Baked goods & other prepared foods Located in beautiful Forest Hill Park, the South of the James Market is on Saturdays May through early December and runs from 8am to 12pm. http://www.growrva.com/#!soj/c1yn8/. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. New Kent Ave. & 42nd St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.growrva.com.

St. Stephen's Farmers' Market

Locally produced seasonal vegetables, fruit, herbs, eggs, poultry, beef, pork, flowers, bread, cheese, pasta and other foods are available. In addition, the market features local artisans, locally roasted coffee, and much more. Open Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, May through October. Ample free parking. Info - http://www.saintstephensrichmond.net/farmersmarket. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 6000 Grove Avenue Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.saintstephensrichmond.net.

"In Gear: Richmond Cycles" Exhibit at The Valentine

August 27, 2015-January 3, 2016 Extended Hours - September 19-26 Open until 8 p.m. There’s no question Richmond is a cyclists’ town. This exhibition is a uniquely-Valentine take on the history of cycling in Richmond from the 19th century to the present day. The opening of the exhibition coincides with the UCI Road World Cycling Championships in September, and there will be special extended hours nightly during the cycling event until 8 p.m. Info: http://thevalentine.org. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1015 E. Clay St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday through October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

"Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition" at VMFA

MAY 29, 2015 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists –Ryudaibori (formerly Horitaka, Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken – inspired by the Japanese tradition of tattooing and heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking. Specially commissioned photographs of work by each artist will be displayed alongside tools and relief carvings, as well as a recreated Torii. A companion book of the same title features additional photographs and writings, and is published by the Japanese American National Museum. $8-$10. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/art-japanese-tattoo/. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Richmond Brewery Tours at Capital Ale House

Richmond Brewery Tours is the premier brewery tour experience in the River City and Virginia. Let our knowledgeable and energetic staff drive you on an exciting tour around the Richmond region in our comfortable 14 passenger bus and experience some of the Commonwealth’s finest craft beer. Price of tour includes: Brief course on beer tasting before your departure Round-trip visit to three Richmond breweries A unique ambiance and experience at each brewery A guided tour at one of the three breweries visited Highlights of Richmond’s local sights and expanding beer scene Complimentary snacks and refreshments during the ride Complimentary Richmond Brewery Tours souvenir Tours begin approximately at 5:30 PM on Thursday and Friday and on Saturdays at 11:30 AM and 4:15 PM. Free parking is available all day on weekends and after 4 pm on weekdays in the 3rd & Cary Parkway parking lot. The turn is on the left on Main St, just after you pass 4th St. Details - http://richmondbrewerytours.com/. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondbrewerytours.com.

Hollywood Cemetery: The Women of Hollywood Walking Tour

Explore the role that women's groups played in Hollywood Cemetery's history from the Civil War to the present. Visit gravesites of women who were educators, authors, preservationists, suffragists, humanitarians--or the power behind the scenes of famous and powerful men. $15 per person $5 for Valentine Members Walk-ups welcome. Cash or check. On-street parking. Info: http://www.thevalentine.org/calendar/hollywood-cemetery-women-of-hollywood. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thevalentine.org.

River City Food Tour: Carytown Food & History Tour

Carytown, otherwise known as The Mile of Style, is an eclectic mix of restaurants, boutiques, and professional services. Including the east coast’s oldest outdoor shopping center and a movie theater that will take you back in time, you’ll fall in love with this unique neighborhood instantly. Joining River City Food Tour’s headline tour means exploring Carytown in a unique way. You will sample delicious food and snacks from 6 different restaurants, cafes, and shops, including fresh seafood, world-renowned tacos, famous Virginia peanuts, and more! You’ll expand your mind as you learn about the history of Richmond and Carytown, and where our partner merchants got their start. But most of all, we’ll make sure you have fun doing it. Be sure to bring water and comfortable shoes! We’ll be on our feet for most of the 2.5 hour tour. $50. Meeting Spot: Varies, information included in booking confirmation. Info: http://www.rivercityfoodtours.com/tours/carytown-food-tour/. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Carytown. For more info visit www.rivercityfoodtours.com.

Shockoe Bottom/Church Hill: Shock & Awe Food Tour

On this 1.5 mile walking tour with Real Richmond, you'll sample what's cooking at five locally-owned restaurants, including such spots as Tio Pablo, LuLu's, C'est le Vin, Station 2, Globehopper, Sweet Teas, Bookbinder's, Aziza's and Julep's, while you meander through this vibrant and varied area. Besides wonderful food and insider info from chefs and owners, you'll get a taste of the architectural and historical richness of River City. Besides wonderful food and insider info from chefs and owners, you’ll get a taste of the architectural and historical richness of River City. Tickets are $55 inclusive - http://realrichmondva.com/. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 1217 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit realrichmondva.com.

Walking Tour of Historic Church Hill

Church Hill is the oldest neighborhood in Richmond. You will meander through streets lined with beautiful late 18th and 19th century architecture; see St. John’s Episcopal Church where Patrick Henry proclaimed “Give me liberty, or give me death!” in 1775; and view stunning vistas of the City of Richmond. You will also hear about the Revolutionary War in Richmond and about the eccentric cast of characters who make up the fabric of Colonial, Federal, and antebellum Richmond. BOOK NOW or pay at the meet up spot. The tour starts off in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church on 24th & Broad St. (2401 E Broad St. Richmond, VA) Saturdays at 3:30 PM. The tour is 2 hours and will end within short walking distance to several restaurants and pubs. Richmond Tour Guys Historic Walking Tours of Richmond is the best walking tour to learn about the City of Richmond; 5 star rated on Trip Advisor http://www.RichmondTourGuys.com The ticket prices are as follows: Adults (age 18 and up) – $20 Students – $15 (must sh… Saturday, September 5, 2015, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. 2401 E Broad St Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondtourguys.com.

Chesterfield County Fair

Join us for the 2015 Chesterfield County Fair! Check back as we update the information on our website for the fair. Admission Fee: $8 12 years to 59 year; $5 3 years to 11 years and 60 and older; Children under 3 years are Free Details: http://www.chesterfieldcountyfair.org/ Monday through Friday 4 - 11 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sunday, 1 p.m. - 11 p.m. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 10300 Courthouse Road Chesterfield, VA. For more info visit www.chesterfieldcountyfair.org.

Richmond Brewery Tours at Capital Ale House

Richmond Brewery Tours is the premier brewery tour experience in the River City and Virginia. Let our knowledgeable and energetic staff drive you on an exciting tour around the Richmond region in our comfortable 14 passenger bus and experience some of the Commonwealth’s finest craft beer. Price of tour includes: Brief course on beer tasting before your departure Round-trip visit to three Richmond breweries A unique ambiance and experience at each brewery A guided tour at one of the three breweries visited Highlights of Richmond’s local sights and expanding beer scene Complimentary snacks and refreshments during the ride Complimentary Richmond Brewery Tours souvenir Tours begin approximately at 5:30 PM on Thursday and Friday and on Saturdays at 11:30 AM and 4:15 PM. Free parking is available all day on weekends and after 4 pm on weekdays in the 3rd & Cary Parkway parking lot. The turn is on the left on Main St, just after you pass 4th St. Details - http://richmondbrewerytours.com/. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 4:15 PM – 7:15 PM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondbrewerytours.com.

Erra, Polyphia, Invent Animate, The After Image at The Canal Club

Erra Polyphia, Invent Animate,The After Image,Death She Wrote,Values & Virtues, I Am The Rapture,Simple Obsession 5:00 doors $12.00/$14.00. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

Richmond Kickers v. Rochester at City Stadium (Bike Fest)

The party starts at 5:30 pm with live music, a one-of-a-kind fun zone featuring human foosball and a 24-foot double drop slide, RVA food trucks and craft beer on tap! Then, get loud with the Red Army when YOUR Richmond Kickers battle Rochester at 7pm. 4 FLEX TICKETS FOR JUST $36 - Use your tickets in any combination at the Kickers final four regular season home games! Saturday, August 22 / FAMILY FEST / Saint Louis FC Saturday, August 29 / BARK & BREW / Charleston Saturday, September 5 / BIKE FEST / Rochester Wednesday, September 16 / OKTOBERFEST / Toronto FC Use your 4-ticket Flex Pack in any combination – attend all four games or bring friends to one or two! http://www.richmondkickers.com. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 3201 Maplewood Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondkickers.com.

Flying Squirrels v. Reading (Superblast Saturday and 20th Anniversary of Billy Madison)

Celebrate the classic comedy Billy Madison with a Super Blast Fireworks Show. Gates open at 4:30PM Tickets $8-12. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 6:05 PM – 8:35 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

ComedySportz Improv Theatre

ComedySportz Improv Theatre presents shows every Friday at 8:00 pm and Saturday at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm! ComedySportz is the worldwide sensation that is bringing hilarious, fast-paced, clean comedy to you. ComedySportz Richmond pits two teams, the Richmond Legends and the Virginia Hams, against each other in an improv battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot based off of your suggestions! The audience then votes for the winners. There is also a referee that calls the fouls and we even play the national anthem before each match. $10 with advance reservation, or $12 at the door! Call 266-9377 for reservations! http://www.comedysportzrichmond.com/. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 8906 West Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.comedysportzrichmond.com.

BUKU, LeMoti at The Canal Club

BUKU LeMoti 9:00 doors $12.00/$15.00. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 9:00 PM – Sunday, September 6, 2015, 12:00 AM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

The Congress, The Trongone Band at The Broadberry

Evoking emotions that you thought had long passed – the feeling of your first cigarette, or the way you feel listening to a worn vinyl as it warmly crackles against the sound of a summer night – The Congress is naturally compared to many names and styles of years gone by. But drawing such comparisons is, in many respects, a misguided endeavor. Misguided not because you'd be wrong, but because you'd be missing the beautiful point – The Congress are a natural evolution of more than 60 years of purely American music. With a spirit rooted just south of the Mason-Dixon Line, and now calling Denver – "The Queen City of the West" – their home, they've got enough soul, grit, and have spent enough time in the woodshed and on the road to call them pretty much whatever you want. But whatever words you think you need to describe their contribution to the American music tradition – save your breath. The Congress play Rock & Roll. $12-$15. More: http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/924191-congress-trongone-band-richm… Saturday, September 5, 2015, 9:00 PM – Sunday, September 6, 2015, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

ComedySportz Improv Theatre

ComedySportz Improv Theatre presents shows every Friday at 8:00 pm and Saturday at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm! ComedySportz is the worldwide sensation that is bringing hilarious, fast-paced, clean comedy to you. ComedySportz Richmond pits two teams, the Richmond Legends and the Virginia Hams, against each other in an improv battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot based off of your suggestions! The audience then votes for the winners. There is also a referee that calls the fouls and we even play the national anthem before each match. $10 with advance reservation, or $12 at the door! Call 266-9377 for reservations! http://www.comedysportzrichmond.com/. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM. 8906 West Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.comedysportzrichmond.com.

Afro Dance Thang at Balliceaux

21+. African, Latin and Caribbean dance music spun by DJ Graybeard with percussive accompaniment by Risegun Olomidun. 10:30 p.m. $2. Saturday, September 5, 2015, 10:30 PM – Sunday, September 6, 2015, 12:00 AM. 203 N. Lombardy St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.balliceauxrva.com.

"Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition" at VMFA

MAY 29, 2015 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists –Ryudaibori (formerly Horitaka, Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken – inspired by the Japanese tradition of tattooing and heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking. Specially commissioned photographs of work by each artist will be displayed alongside tools and relief carvings, as well as a recreated Torii. A companion book of the same title features additional photographs and writings, and is published by the Japanese American National Museum. $8-$10. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/art-japanese-tattoo/. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Walking Tour of Shockoe Bottom

The Shockoe Bottom Tour meets in front of the Canal Map on 14th & Dock Street next to Southern Railway Tap House. From there your guide will take you to explore the center for trade… both legal, illicit, and somewhere in between in early Richmond. It was the center for the slave trade in the city and features Richmond’s oldest buildings. It also carries the stories of newly arrived immigrants who toiled and lived in Shockoe Bottom’s tenements until they could work their way out. On the route you will see: The oldest house in Richmond… with a special connection to Edgar Allan Poe The old African American Burial ground and the story of enslaved rebel Gabriel Prosser’s doomed revolt The oldest continuously used Masonic lodge in the USA built in 1787 The remains of Lumpkin’s Slave Jail The First Freedom Center – the site where Virginia’s Religious Freedom statute was adopted The place where the falls of the James River that would become Richmond was first claimed by the English and their relations with t… Sunday, September 6, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. 2401 E Broad St Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondtourguys.com.

"In Gear: Richmond Cycles" Exhibit at The Valentine

August 27, 2015-January 3, 2016 Extended Hours - September 19-26 Open until 8 p.m. There’s no question Richmond is a cyclists’ town. This exhibition is a uniquely-Valentine take on the history of cycling in Richmond from the 19th century to the present day. The opening of the exhibition coincides with the UCI Road World Cycling Championships in September, and there will be special extended hours nightly during the cycling event until 8 p.m. Info: http://thevalentine.org. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 1015 E. Clay St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Flying Squirrels v. Reading (Kids Club Metal Lunchbox Giveaway)

The first 1500 fans 14 & under receive a free Flying Squirrels metal lunchbox, presented by the Richmond Times Dispatch. Gates open at 12:30PM Tickets $8-12. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 1:35 PM – 4:05 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

Byrd Park & The Carillon Neighborhood Walking Tour

Explore the history of this Richmond park and the adjacent Carillon neighborhood. Meet at the Christopher Columbus statue at the southern end of the Boulevard. $15 per person $5 for Valentine Members Reservations required; call 804-649-0711x301 or purchase online. Bicycles and helmets required. Info: http://thevalentine.org/calendar/byrd-park-and-the-carillon-neighborhood-tour#. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Columbus Statue on Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Evergrey, Voyager,Boreali, Oceans of Slumber at The Canal Club

Evergrey Voyager, Boreali, Oceans of Slumber, Blackwater Reserve, BroughtXBlood, Fulcrum 5:00 doors $17.00/$20.00. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

Music in the Park at Forest Hill Park: Elana Lisa and the Hot Mess

Music in the Park, the free Sunday night concert series in Forest Hill Park, will start Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10 with a performance from Fear of Music, a Talking Heads tribute band. Grab your picnic blanket, pack some dinner and make a date for it. Music in the park is typically held the second Sunday of the month, except for September and October. May 10 – The Atkinsons (Alt-Country) June 14 – Tin Can Fish Band (Folk Rock & Roots) July 12 – Hotel X (African Jazz Funk) Aug. 9 – Mighty Joshua & Zion #5 Band (Reggae) Sept 6 – Elana Lisa and the Hot Mess (Hot Jazz and Swing) Oct. 4 – New Misty Centrals (Folk-Pop & Rock) May - Aug: 6pm-8pm Sept - Oct: 5pm-7pm FB - https://www.facebook.com/MITPConcertSeriesForestHillParkRVA?fref=ts. Sunday, September 6, 2015, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 42nd. St. & Stonewall Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday through October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Monday, September 7, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

"Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition" at VMFA

MAY 29, 2015 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists –Ryudaibori (formerly Horitaka, Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken – inspired by the Japanese tradition of tattooing and heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking. Specially commissioned photographs of work by each artist will be displayed alongside tools and relief carvings, as well as a recreated Torii. A companion book of the same title features additional photographs and writings, and is published by the Japanese American National Museum. $8-$10. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/art-japanese-tattoo/. Monday, September 7, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Flying Squirrels v. Reading (Labor Day)

Labor Day presented by McDonald's. Bring a McDonald's receipt to the box office and receive a buy one get one free ticket offer. Gates open at 11:00AM Tickets $8-12. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Monday, September 7, 2015, 12:05 PM – 2:35 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

"In Gear: Richmond Cycles" Exhibit at The Valentine

August 27, 2015-January 3, 2016 Extended Hours - September 19-26 Open until 8 p.m. There’s no question Richmond is a cyclists’ town. This exhibition is a uniquely-Valentine take on the history of cycling in Richmond from the 19th century to the present day. The opening of the exhibition coincides with the UCI Road World Cycling Championships in September, and there will be special extended hours nightly during the cycling event until 8 p.m. Info: http://thevalentine.org. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1015 E. Clay St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday through October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

"Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition" at VMFA

MAY 29, 2015 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists –Ryudaibori (formerly Horitaka, Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken – inspired by the Japanese tradition of tattooing and heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking. Specially commissioned photographs of work by each artist will be displayed alongside tools and relief carvings, as well as a recreated Torii. A companion book of the same title features additional photographs and writings, and is published by the Japanese American National Museum. $8-$10. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/art-japanese-tattoo/. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Byrd House Market

Check web site for vendors and updates. http://www.byrdhousemarket.blogspot.com/ Every Tues, 3:30 to 7 p.m Located off S. Linden St & Idlewood Ave, behind the William Byrd Community House, 224 Cherry Street. By car, take the Downtown Expressway, I-195 South, Exit 186 Belvidere St. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 3:30 PM – 7:00 PM. 224 Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.byrdhousemarket.blogspot.com.

The Wombats at The National

Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM $15 ADV | $18 DOS Los Angeles: a city of contrasts. On one hand, a metropolis of aspirations, a place which offers the transient a tantalising glimpse of glamour and permanence. On the other, many dreams drift away, deserted within an urban personification of unfulfilled ambitions. It might not seem like the most obvious place around which to theme an album for a band rooted in Liverpool (albeit via Norway in the case of bassist Tord Øverland Knudsen, or onto London for frontman Matthew 'Murph' Murphy), but that's precisely what The Wombats have done with their third set "Glitterbug," a collection which follows their top five hit "This Modern Glitch." Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/the-wombats. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

The Wombats at The National

Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM $15 ADV | $18 DOS Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/the-wombats. Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Lakeside Farmers' Market

http://www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net The market is open April-December, two days per week. Wednesdays 8AM til dusk. Most vendors stay the entire day and continue selling between market times. Open Saturdays 8AM til noon. Lakeside Farmers' Market offers Local Seasonal Produce, Meats, Cheeses and Baked Goods and Hand Made Items from Local Artists. Arts, Crafts, Dining, Housewares, and Jewelry are located in the retail shops adjacent to the market. New this year, "LAKESIDE FARMERS' MARKET TOO!" This is an indoor option adjacent to the Farmers' Market Pavilion. Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 6110 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net.

"In Gear: Richmond Cycles" Exhibit at The Valentine

August 27, 2015-January 3, 2016 Extended Hours - September 19-26 Open until 8 p.m. There’s no question Richmond is a cyclists’ town. This exhibition is a uniquely-Valentine take on the history of cycling in Richmond from the 19th century to the present day. The opening of the exhibition coincides with the UCI Road World Cycling Championships in September, and there will be special extended hours nightly during the cycling event until 8 p.m. Info: http://thevalentine.org. Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1015 E. Clay St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday through October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

"Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition" at VMFA

MAY 29, 2015 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists –Ryudaibori (formerly Horitaka, Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken – inspired by the Japanese tradition of tattooing and heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking. Specially commissioned photographs of work by each artist will be displayed alongside tools and relief carvings, as well as a recreated Torii. A companion book of the same title features additional photographs and writings, and is published by the Japanese American National Museum. $8-$10. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/art-japanese-tattoo/. Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

St. Giles Presbyterian Food Truck Court

Info: http://www.foodtruckcourt.com/. Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 5200 Grove Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

Jamey Johnson at Innsbrook After Hours

$15 general admission; Gold Circle $35-$100. Info & tickets & bios - http://innsbrookafterhours.com/concert-schedule/jamey-johnson-sept-9/. Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 4901 Lakebrook Dr. Glen Allen, VA. For more info visit innsbrookafterhours.com.

Fountain Bookstore Apple Dinner with Author Olwen Woodier at Camden Dogtown Market

Join us for an evening with Olwen Woodier, apple expert! She will give a brief talk and then we will have an apple-themed dinner with her at Camden's Dogtown Market in Manchester prepared by Chef Andy Howell. Blue Bee Cidery owner Courtney Mailey will be there as well to talk about cider and there will be an optional cider pairing with each course. From sweet to savory and from breakfast to bedtime, apples take center stage in 125 recipes ranging from traditional favorites to the wildly unexpected. This new edition of the best-selling classic has been completely revised and redesigned, with 95 updated recipes and 30 brand-new ones. Apple lovers will delight in Farro with Mushroom, Onion, and Apple; Apple, Sausage, and Cheese Strata; Butternut Squash and Apple Soup; Ground Lamb Kebabs with Apple Mint Raita; Fresh Apple and Mango Smoothie; Almond-Apple Streusel; and dozens of other delicious dishes. The recipes are accompanied by mouthwatering photos and include lots of gluten-free options. If you lo… Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. 201 W. 7th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.fountainbookstore.com.

RVA Pieces at Gallery 5

RVA Pieces A weekly gathering to play chess. We will have tables and seating. Please bring your sets and or clocks if you prefer blitz. There should be enough folks with boards to make it all sort itself out. There will be coffee and the gallery also has a bar. Due to scheduling within an active gallery that acts as a performance venue we may dance around on scheduling. Also, Come one, Come all. This is a relaxed environment we are shooting for. All are WELCOME. Bring a backgammon board or GO set or Magic or whatever game you desire! Feel free to share this event as you see fit as well. FB - https://www.facebook.com/RVApieces. Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 200 W. Marshall St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit gallery5arts.org.

Catalyst Quartet at Modlin Center

Hailed by The New York Times at their Carnegie Hall debut as “invariably energetic and finely burnished… playing with earthy vigor” the Catalyst Quartet, prize winners of the Gianni Bergamo Classical Music Award 2012 (Switzerland) is comprised of top laureates and alumni of the internationally acclaimed Sphinx Competition. The evening’s program is titled Zone B and will include Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 18, No. 3; Bartok’s String Quartet No. 3, and Brahms’ String Quartet No. 3, Op. 67. Tickets $10-$32. Details: http://modlin.richmond.edu/events/modlin-arts-presents/catalyst-quartet.html. Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Crenshaw Way Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

"In Gear: Richmond Cycles" Exhibit at The Valentine

August 27, 2015-January 3, 2016 Extended Hours - September 19-26 Open until 8 p.m. There’s no question Richmond is a cyclists’ town. This exhibition is a uniquely-Valentine take on the history of cycling in Richmond from the 19th century to the present day. The opening of the exhibition coincides with the UCI Road World Cycling Championships in September, and there will be special extended hours nightly during the cycling event until 8 p.m. Info: http://thevalentine.org. Thursday, September 10, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1015 E. Clay St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday through October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Thursday, September 10, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

"Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition" at VMFA

MAY 29, 2015 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists –Ryudaibori (formerly Horitaka, Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken – inspired by the Japanese tradition of tattooing and heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking. Specially commissioned photographs of work by each artist will be displayed alongside tools and relief carvings, as well as a recreated Torii. A companion book of the same title features additional photographs and writings, and is published by the Japanese American National Museum. $8-$10. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/art-japanese-tattoo/. Thursday, September 10, 2015, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

VCU 6th Annual Southern Film Festival: “‘You Can’t Run Away from Trouble’: Song and Story in Disney’s ‘Song of the South.’”

Kathy Merlock Jackson, keynote lecture: “‘You Can’t Run Away from Trouble’: Song and Story in Disney’s ‘Song of the South.’” Walt Disney’s first combined live-action/animated film is also known as the company’s “most notorious film” for its portrayal of subservient blacks and paternalistic whites on a Georgia plantation. Kathy Merlock Jackson, Ph.D. will discuss how the film, relegated to the Disney vault for the past 25 years, portrays Uncle Remus’ tales through songs such as “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” and characters such as Brer Rabbit and Brer Fox. A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. at The Depot, immediately before Jackson’s talk. Details: https://news.vcu.edu/article/Southern_Film_Festival_will_explore_music_stereotypes. Thursday, September 10, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 814 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit news.vcu.edu.

Hardywood Food Truck Court

We're kicking off the season with a mix of 16 new and favorite local gourmet mobile food vendors, with many more carts on rotation in the weeks to come. Enjoy our line up of seasonal craft beers to pair with eclectic tacos, wood-fired pizza, authentic French crepes, handmade ice cream, Cajun street food, traditional Mediterranean kabobs and more. Hardywood Food Truck Court runs from 5:30-9pm every Thursday through the season and is a family friendly environment. All ages are welcome at the brewery. Virginia ABC law prohibits bringing outside alcoholic beverages on-site, and underage drinking will be strictly prohibited. Info - http://www.hardywood.com/events. Thursday, September 10, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

Richmond Brewery Tours at Capital Ale House

Richmond Brewery Tours is the premier brewery tour experience in the River City and Virginia. Let our knowledgeable and energetic staff drive you on an exciting tour around the Richmond region in our comfortable 14 passenger bus and experience some of the Commonwealth’s finest craft beer. Price of tour includes: Brief course on beer tasting before your departure Round-trip visit to three Richmond breweries A unique ambiance and experience at each brewery A guided tour at one of the three breweries visited Highlights of Richmond’s local sights and expanding beer scene Complimentary snacks and refreshments during the ride Complimentary Richmond Brewery Tours souvenir Tours begin approximately at 5:30 PM on Thursday and Friday and on Saturdays at 11:30 AM and 4:15 PM. Free parking is available all day on weekends and after 4 pm on weekdays in the 3rd & Cary Parkway parking lot. The turn is on the left on Main St, just after you pass 4th St. Details - http://richmondbrewerytours.com/. Thursday, September 10, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondbrewerytours.com.

Quoit Club Tour: Byrd Park Pump House

*Please note this event will be held on the second Thursday in September. The Byrd Park Pump House is a wonderfully executed late 19th-century example of the Gothic Revival style, applied to a municipal industrial building, which served as the Richmond city waterworks from 1883 until 1924. Colonel Wilfred Emory Cutshaw, Richmond’s City Engineer from 1874 until 1907, designed the building as a social venue as well as a waterworks. It is made of local granite and has Gothic features such as pointed arches, lancet windows and steep gables. He included an open-air dance hall on the second floor above the equipment room. During the late 19th century, well-dressed Richmonders could board a flat-bottomed boat at 7th Street and take a leisurely ride up the canal to the pump house and its festive ballroom overlooking the woods and water below. The building closed in 1924, and had its machinery sold off for scrap metal before the outbreak of World War II. The city slated the pump house for demolition in the 1950… Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1708 Pump House Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.historicrichmond.com.

NASCAR UNOH 100 K&N Pro Series East at RIR

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East returns to Richmond on Thursday night, September 10, 2015. $10. Tickets & Info - http://www.rir.com/. Ticket Web Link: http://www.rir.com/. Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 600 E. Laburnum Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rir.com.

"Ask a Sex Abuse Survivor" at Firehouse Theater

"A powerful and moving testimonial." Called "a powerful and moving testimonial to the impact of childhood sexual abuse throughout a lifetime" by Clinician Megan L. Doyle of SOAR (Survivors of Abuse in Recovery), Michael Broussard's interactive one-man show "Ask a Sex Abuse Survivor" has been praised by mental health professionals and survivors. Storytelling, audience participation and improvisation. The show utilizes an innovative mix of storytelling, audience participation and improvisation to spark a real-time discussion on the impact of sexual abuse on children and adult survivors. Audience feedback is solicited throughout the performance, not just at the end, and that feedback helps shape the performance. Thus, no two performances of "Ask a Sex Abuse Survivor" are alike. Each is a singular event, a true collaboration between artist and audience. "Doctor Who saved my life." As a young SCIFI geek, Broussard found solace in, of all things, the British TV program Doctor Who. Learn more at the show.… Thursday, September 10, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

"In Gear: Richmond Cycles" Exhibit at The Valentine

August 27, 2015-January 3, 2016 Extended Hours - September 19-26 Open until 8 p.m. There’s no question Richmond is a cyclists’ town. This exhibition is a uniquely-Valentine take on the history of cycling in Richmond from the 19th century to the present day. The opening of the exhibition coincides with the UCI Road World Cycling Championships in September, and there will be special extended hours nightly during the cycling event until 8 p.m. Info: http://thevalentine.org. Friday, September 11, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1015 E. Clay St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday through October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Friday, September 11, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

"Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition" at VMFA

MAY 29, 2015 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists –Ryudaibori (formerly Horitaka, Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken – inspired by the Japanese tradition of tattooing and heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking. Specially commissioned photographs of work by each artist will be displayed alongside tools and relief carvings, as well as a recreated Torii. A companion book of the same title features additional photographs and writings, and is published by the Japanese American National Museum. $8-$10. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/art-japanese-tattoo/. Friday, September 11, 2015, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

57th Annual Armenian Food Festival at St. James Armenian Church

Friday and Saturday: 11:30am-9:00pm Sunday: Noon-7:00pm Free. Enjoy stuffed grape leaves, cheese boereg, cooked and seasoned ground lamb and beef, Armenian-styled baklava, cracked wheat pilafs and green fattoush salads will be seasoned with tart, red sumac berries, plus live music, dancing, (804) 282-3818. Info: http://armenianfoodfestival.com/. Friday, September 11, 2015, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 834 Pepper Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit armenianfoodfestival.com.

Friday Art & Wine / Wine Tasting at VMFA

Connect with newcomers to Richmond and those new to the arts scene as you make new social and professional contacts. You'll enjoy delicious café cuisine as well as discounted beverages and guided art tours as part of Friday Art & Wine. Taste different wines from around the world — reds, whites, sparkling, and more. Refine your palate and learn about different winemaking regions from a variety of wine experts, who will be available for discussion and questions. Also enjoy discounted beverages and guided tours as part of Friday Art & Wine. Details: http://vmfa.museum/calendar/events/wine-tasting/. Friday, September 11, 2015, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Food Truck Court at Woodland Heights Baptist

Info: http://www.foodtruckcourt.com/. Friday, September 11, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 611 W. 31st St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

Richmond Brewery Tours at Capital Ale House

Richmond Brewery Tours is the premier brewery tour experience in the River City and Virginia. Let our knowledgeable and energetic staff drive you on an exciting tour around the Richmond region in our comfortable 14 passenger bus and experience some of the Commonwealth’s finest craft beer. Price of tour includes: Brief course on beer tasting before your departure Round-trip visit to three Richmond breweries A unique ambiance and experience at each brewery A guided tour at one of the three breweries visited Highlights of Richmond’s local sights and expanding beer scene Complimentary snacks and refreshments during the ride Complimentary Richmond Brewery Tours souvenir Tours begin approximately at 5:30 PM on Thursday and Friday and on Saturdays at 11:30 AM and 4:15 PM. Free parking is available all day on weekends and after 4 pm on weekdays in the 3rd & Cary Parkway parking lot. The turn is on the left on Main St, just after you pass 4th St. Details - http://richmondbrewerytours.com/. Friday, September 11, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondbrewerytours.com.

NASCAR Nationwide Series Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at RIR

Tickets & Info - http://www.rir.com/ One of the best values in NASCAR is short track racing "under the lights" on a Friday night at Richmond. The Virginia 529 College Savings 250 pits young up-and-comers, as well as wily veterans and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars, all battling around the ¾-mile D-shaped oval. With children 12 and under admitted free with a ticketed adult in general admission sections, Friday is a great night to bring out the whole family. Friday's ticket includes practice and pole qualifying for both the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series. Advance general admission tickets are $30. Friday, September 11, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 600 E. Laburnum Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rir.com.

VCU 6th Annual Southern Film Festival: “Heart o’ the Hills” at VMFA

Starring the renowned Mary Pickford, this silent film is a lively drama of family tensions, set amidst a battle over coal resources in the highlands of Kentucky. The Hot Seats will accompany the film with a live musical performance that showcases their particular blend of Appalachian old-time music, bluegrass, ragtime and good old rock and roll. A panel discussion will follow. Admission: $8 (VMFA and Art Deco Society of Virginia members $5); free for VCU faculty, staff and students with valid VCU ID presented at ticket desk. Co-sponsored by the Art Deco Society of Virginia, as part of its Art Deco Weekend. Immediately after the film, join Art Deco members at Grandstaff & Stein Book Sellers, Richmond’s own speakeasy located in Shockoe Bottom (2113 E. Main St.), for Prohibition-era cocktails, including “the Mary Pickford.” Details: https://news.vcu.edu/article/Southern_Film_Festival_will_explore_music_stereotypes. Friday, September 11, 2015, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit news.vcu.edu.

Dooley Noted Society Wine & Beer Classic at Maymont

Maymont's Dooley Noted Society hosts their annual Wine & Beer Classic on the Children's Farm lawn. Enjoy live music by Jubeus while sampling some of Virginia's finest beverages. Plus play cornhole and other games for a chance to win cool prizes. Participating breweries in 2014 include Ardent Craft Ales, Bold Rock Hard Cider, Center of the UniverseBrewery Co. Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Isley Brewing Co. Legend Brewery, Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery, Lost Rhino Brewing Co. Midnight Brewery, Rusty Beaver Brewery, Smartmouth Brewing Co. Strangeways Brewing, Triple Crossing Brewery Co. and Wild Wolf Brewery Co. Participants must be 21 years old or older. Event admission includes unlimited wine and beer tastings. More: http://www.maymont.org/dooley-noted-society. Friday, September 11, 2015, 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 2200 Shields Lake Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.maymont.org.

ComedySportz Improv Theatre

ComedySportz Improv Theatre presents shows every Friday at 8:00 pm and Saturday at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm! ComedySportz is the worldwide sensation that is bringing hilarious, fast-paced, clean comedy to you. ComedySportz Richmond pits two teams, the Richmond Legends and the Virginia Hams, against each other in an improv battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot based off of your suggestions! The audience then votes for the winners. There is also a referee that calls the fouls and we even play the national anthem before each match. $10 with advance reservation, or $12 at the door! Call 266-9377 for reservations! http://www.comedysportzrichmond.com/. Friday, September 11, 2015, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8906 West Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.comedysportzrichmond.com.

Lavell Crawford and Friends at Carpenter Theater

To those in the know, comedian Lavell Crawford is one of the hottest artists breaking out of the urban scene in years. With his original voice and consistent wealth of new material, Lavell has started selling out big time at theaters, major arena tours as headliner and closer; colleges, casinos, and clubs across the world generating seven-figure income in that area. Perhaps best known for his role on Breaking Bad, Lavell next hits the big screen alongside Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg and Uma Thurman in American Ultra for Lionsgate. Recent projects include his on-going recurring roles on The Crazy Ones, Super Fun Night, and Always Sunny in Philadelphia, as well as his work for several weeks as Guest Host of the Steve Harvey Radio Show, regular appearances on Chelsea Lately, recurring voice over roles on Adult Swim’s Squidbillies, ongoing series regular role on Swim’s new series, Sperm Whale, and roles on TOSH.0 and Workaholics. His one-hour special, Lavell Crawford: Can A Brother Get Some Love, recentl… Friday, September 11, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.

Lakeside Farmers' Market

http://www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net The market is open April-December, two days per week. Wednesdays 8AM til dusk. Most vendors stay the entire day and continue selling between market times. Open Saturdays 8AM til noon. Lakeside Farmers' Market offers Local Seasonal Produce, Meats, Cheeses and Baked Goods and Hand Made Items from Local Artists. Arts, Crafts, Dining, Housewares, and Jewelry are located in the retail shops adjacent to the market. New this year, "LAKESIDE FARMERS' MARKET TOO!" This is an indoor option adjacent to the Farmers' Market Pavilion. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 6110 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net.

South of the James Market at Forest Hill Park

The South of the James Farmers Market is an open-air producer-only market where farmers and artisans sell locally-grown and hand-made items including: Vegetables, fruit, plants & flowers Meat, cheese, eggs & honey Jewelry, pottery, art, candles, clothing & knitted items Soaps, lotions & essential oils Baked goods & other prepared foods Located in beautiful Forest Hill Park, the South of the James Market is on Saturdays May through early December and runs from 8am to 12pm. http://www.growrva.com/#!soj/c1yn8/. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. New Kent Ave. & 42nd St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.growrva.com.

St. Stephen's Farmers' Market

Locally produced seasonal vegetables, fruit, herbs, eggs, poultry, beef, pork, flowers, bread, cheese, pasta and other foods are available. In addition, the market features local artisans, locally roasted coffee, and much more. Open Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, May through October. Ample free parking. Info - http://www.saintstephensrichmond.net/farmersmarket. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 6000 Grove Avenue Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.saintstephensrichmond.net.

43rd Street Festival of the Arts

The 43rd Street Festival of the Arts will be back for its 24th year in RVA's Forest Hill neighborhood. The Festival will feature 75 fine artisans selling their wares from 10 am-5 pm. This juried show features pottery, painting, jewelry, glass, wood, and mixed media. Local musicians provide music all day and local food vendors provide the food. Street art and face painting make it a great event for the whole family. The festival is a fund raiser for CARITAS, a fine Richmond organization who networks with churches to provide shelter and help to individuals and families in need of assistance. Come join us for another great event this year! Details: http://www.43rdstgallery.com/#!events2/c931. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1412 W. 43rd St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.43rdstgallery.com.

VCU 6th Annual Southern Film Festival:“King Creole” at Sticky Rice

“King Creole” (1958; 116 minutes) Stars Elvis Presley as an aspiring nightclub singer in the shady underworld of the French Quarter in New Orleans. Presley received a 60-day deferment from the U.S. Army to make the movie, which was filmed on location. Highlights include Presley’s hit songs “Trouble” and “Hard-Headed Woman.” Admission: $8, includes breakfast buffet; drinks available for purchase. Details: https://news.vcu.edu/article/Southern_Film_Festival_will_explore_music_stereotypes. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM. 2232 West Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit news.vcu.edu.

"In Gear: Richmond Cycles" Exhibit at The Valentine

August 27, 2015-January 3, 2016 Extended Hours - September 19-26 Open until 8 p.m. There’s no question Richmond is a cyclists’ town. This exhibition is a uniquely-Valentine take on the history of cycling in Richmond from the 19th century to the present day. The opening of the exhibition coincides with the UCI Road World Cycling Championships in September, and there will be special extended hours nightly during the cycling event until 8 p.m. Info: http://thevalentine.org. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1015 E. Clay St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Byrd Park & the Carillon Bicycle Tour

This bicycle tour will be a leisurely exploration of the Byrd Park and Carillon area, including the Pump House. Meet at the Christopher Columbus statue at the south end of Boulevard. Bicycles, helmets and reservations required: call 804-649-0711 ext. 301. $15 per person $5 for Valentine Members Reservations required; call 804-649-0711x301 or purchase online. Bicycles and helmets required. Info: http://www.thevalentine.org/calendar/byrd-park-and-carillon-bicycle-tour. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Columbus Statue on Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thevalentine.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday through October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

"Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition" at VMFA

MAY 29, 2015 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists –Ryudaibori (formerly Horitaka, Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken – inspired by the Japanese tradition of tattooing and heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking. Specially commissioned photographs of work by each artist will be displayed alongside tools and relief carvings, as well as a recreated Torii. A companion book of the same title features additional photographs and writings, and is published by the Japanese American National Museum. $8-$10. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/art-japanese-tattoo/. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Richmond Brewery Tours at Capital Ale House

Richmond Brewery Tours is the premier brewery tour experience in the River City and Virginia. Let our knowledgeable and energetic staff drive you on an exciting tour around the Richmond region in our comfortable 14 passenger bus and experience some of the Commonwealth’s finest craft beer. Price of tour includes: Brief course on beer tasting before your departure Round-trip visit to three Richmond breweries A unique ambiance and experience at each brewery A guided tour at one of the three breweries visited Highlights of Richmond’s local sights and expanding beer scene Complimentary snacks and refreshments during the ride Complimentary Richmond Brewery Tours souvenir Tours begin approximately at 5:30 PM on Thursday and Friday and on Saturdays at 11:30 AM and 4:15 PM. Free parking is available all day on weekends and after 4 pm on weekdays in the 3rd & Cary Parkway parking lot. The turn is on the left on Main St, just after you pass 4th St. Details - http://richmondbrewerytours.com/. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondbrewerytours.com.

River City Food Tour: Carytown Sweets Tour

Carytown, otherwise known as The Mile of Style, is an eclectic mix of restaurants, boutiques, and historical landmarks. Including the east coast’s oldest outdoor shopping center and a movie theater to take you back in time, you’ll fall in love with this neighborhood instantly. See the sweeter side of this unique street with our Carytown Sweets Tour! During this 1.5-hour long stroll, you will sample a diverse selection of treats from a variety of different cafes, bakeries, confectionaries, and more. Just don’t tell your dentist! Be sure to bring water and comfortable shoes! We’ll be on our feet for most of the 90-minute tour. $30. Meeting Spot: Varies, information included in booking confirmation. Info: http://www.rivercityfoodtours.com/tours/carytown-sweets-tour/. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Carytown. For more info visit www.rivercityfoodtours.com.

57th Annual Armenian Food Festival at St. James Armenian Church

Friday and Saturday: 11:30am-9:00pm Sunday: Noon-7:00pm Free. Enjoy stuffed grape leaves, cheese boereg, cooked and seasoned ground lamb and beef, Armenian-styled baklava, cracked wheat pilafs and green fattoush salads will be seasoned with tart, red sumac berries, plus live music, dancing, (804) 282-3818. Info: http://armenianfoodfestival.com/. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 834 Pepper Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit armenianfoodfestival.com.

COTU Oktoberfest Featuring “Das Bier Run”

Beers (liters of them), German Food, a 13 piece authentic German band, and a fun run for a good cause? YES PLEASE! Center of the Universe Brewing Co. is the only place to be for a celebration of the most fantastic libation, beer. To kick off the party, COTU has teamed up with the Richmond Road Runners Club to play host to the inaugural “Das Bier Run.” This is a 4 person team relay event where each member runs a 1 mile loop in the airpark. Ridiculous costumes are encouraged and rewarded. After the race, walk back to the brewery where delicious German food will be available for sale along with 3 different German Style beers. For your auditory pleasure, take in the sounds of Elbe Musikanten, a 13 piece German band on hand to keep those feet moving and the beers flowing. Details: http://www.cotubrewing.com/september-13th-cotu-oktoberfest-featuring-das-bier-run/. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 11293 Airpark Rd. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.cotubrewing.com.

Virginia PrideFest at Brown's Island

Virginia Pride was founded by a group of loyal and active community members in the mid-70's, with a goal to bring awareness of the community, promote diversity and enable unity among the Richmond LGBTQ community members. Today, Virginia Pride's scope is statewide, and its annual PrideFest, which began as a small community event at the Farmer's Market, has evolved into a 10,000+ person celebration of the Commonwealth's vibrant LGBTQ community and its allies. “We saw an opportunity to grow the event in 2014, and we’re already seeing PrideFest 2015 shaping up to be an even more incredible event for the LGBTQ community of the Commonwealth and its allies” This is the second year that PrideFest will be held on Brown's Island, allowing the event to accomodate the growing demand for capacity. PrideFest, as always, is family-friendly, free and open to the general public, regardless of how you identify. RVA Youth Pride, which began in 2014 with the move to Brown's Island, will coincide with PrideFest and feature a… Saturday, September 12, 2015, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 500 Tredegar St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vapride.org.

Byrd Park & the Carillon--Bicycle Tour

This bicycle tour will be a leisurely exploration of the Byrd Park and Carillon area, including the Pump House. Meet at the Christopher Columbus statue at the south end of Boulevard. Bicycles, helmets and reservations required: call 804-649-0711x301. $15 per person $5 for Valentine Members Reservations required: call 804-649-0711 or purchase online. Bicycles and helmets required. Info: http://thevalentine.org/byrd-park-and-carillon-bicycle-tour#. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Columbus Statue - Byrd Park Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

VCU 6th Annual Southern Film Festival: “Porgy and Bess” & “We Shall Overcome” at Grace St. Theater

“Porgy and Bess” (1959; 139 minutes) 2 p.m. Based on the 1935 opera of the same name by George Gershwin and the novel “Porgy” by the white author Dubose Heyward, “Porgy and Bess” tells the story of a legless beggar (Sidney Poitier) and his quest to win the love of the sultry and self-destructive Bess (Dorothy Dandridge). Set in the poverty-stricken neighborhood of Charleston’s fictional Catfish Row, the film was largely denounced for its portrayal of African Americans even as it propelled Poitier and Dandridge into box office sensations and renewed interest in the Gershwin hits “Summertime” and “It Ain’t Necessarily So.” The film is currently not in circulation, and an archival copy will be shown. Introduction by Raymond and talk-back with Christopher Brooks, Ph.D. professor of anthropology at VCU. Co-sponsored by the Virginia Opera. “We Shall Overcome” (1989; 58 minutes) 5 p.m. This documentary film narrated by Harry Belafonte traces the sources of the civil rights anthem “We Shall Overco… Saturday, September 12, 2015, 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 934 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit news.vcu.edu.

River City Food Tour: Carytown Food & History Tour

Carytown, otherwise known as The Mile of Style, is an eclectic mix of restaurants, boutiques, and professional services. Including the east coast’s oldest outdoor shopping center and a movie theater that will take you back in time, you’ll fall in love with this unique neighborhood instantly. Joining River City Food Tour’s headline tour means exploring Carytown in a unique way. You will sample delicious food and snacks from 6 different restaurants, cafes, and shops, including fresh seafood, world-renowned tacos, famous Virginia peanuts, and more! You’ll expand your mind as you learn about the history of Richmond and Carytown, and where our partner merchants got their start. But most of all, we’ll make sure you have fun doing it. Be sure to bring water and comfortable shoes! We’ll be on our feet for most of the 2.5 hour tour. $50. Meeting Spot: Varies, information included in booking confirmation. Info: http://www.rivercityfoodtours.com/tours/carytown-food-tour/. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Carytown. For more info visit www.rivercityfoodtours.com.

The View from Bellevue Food Tour

Go North, food tourists! We'll see what's cooking in one of Richmond's most charming neighborhoods. Our condensed walking route through Bellevue will show off the quaint and quirky while we sample at the various and sundry hidden gems including spots such as The Mill on MacArthur, Tastebuds American Bistro, Once Upon a Vine, Stir Crazy, Omega, Little House Green Grocery and more. There might even be chickens! Tickets are $55 inclusive of ticketing fee and are available here. http://realrichmondva.com. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 4009 MacArthur Avenue Richmond, VA. For more info visit realrichmondva.com.

Walking Tour of Historic Church Hill

Church Hill is the oldest neighborhood in Richmond. You will meander through streets lined with beautiful late 18th and 19th century architecture; see St. John’s Episcopal Church where Patrick Henry proclaimed “Give me liberty, or give me death!” in 1775; and view stunning vistas of the City of Richmond. You will also hear about the Revolutionary War in Richmond and about the eccentric cast of characters who make up the fabric of Colonial, Federal, and antebellum Richmond. BOOK NOW or pay at the meet up spot. The tour starts off in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church on 24th & Broad St. (2401 E Broad St. Richmond, VA) Saturdays at 3:30 PM. The tour is 2 hours and will end within short walking distance to several restaurants and pubs. Richmond Tour Guys Historic Walking Tours of Richmond is the best walking tour to learn about the City of Richmond; 5 star rated on Trip Advisor http://www.RichmondTourGuys.com The ticket prices are as follows: Adults (age 18 and up) – $20 Students – $15 (must sh… Saturday, September 12, 2015, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. 2401 E Broad St Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondtourguys.com.

Richmond Brewery Tours at Capital Ale House

Richmond Brewery Tours is the premier brewery tour experience in the River City and Virginia. Let our knowledgeable and energetic staff drive you on an exciting tour around the Richmond region in our comfortable 14 passenger bus and experience some of the Commonwealth’s finest craft beer. Price of tour includes: Brief course on beer tasting before your departure Round-trip visit to three Richmond breweries A unique ambiance and experience at each brewery A guided tour at one of the three breweries visited Highlights of Richmond’s local sights and expanding beer scene Complimentary snacks and refreshments during the ride Complimentary Richmond Brewery Tours souvenir Tours begin approximately at 5:30 PM on Thursday and Friday and on Saturdays at 11:30 AM and 4:15 PM. Free parking is available all day on weekends and after 4 pm on weekdays in the 3rd & Cary Parkway parking lot. The turn is on the left on Main St, just after you pass 4th St. Details - http://richmondbrewerytours.com/. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 4:15 PM – 7:15 PM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondbrewerytours.com.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Federated Auto Parts 400 at RIR

Richmond International Raceway’s 2015 season finale takes place September 6 “under the lights” and features the Federated Auto Parts 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. One of the most anticipated events of the season, drivers will be desperate for points and wins as this race is “One Last Race to Make The Chase.” Once the checkered flag drops, the top 16 drivers will be in The Chase. Tickets purchased in advance start at $35. All tickets for children 12 and younger are $25 off the adult price in each section. Additionally, we offer tickets for children in the Family Section presented by Virginia 529 College Savings Plan for the Federated Auto Parts 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Alcohol is prohibited in this section. To order, please call 866-455-(7223). Tickets & Info - http://www.rir.com/. Ticket Web Link: http://www.rir.com/. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 600 E. Laburnum Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rir.com.

ComedySportz Improv Theatre

ComedySportz Improv Theatre presents shows every Friday at 8:00 pm and Saturday at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm! ComedySportz is the worldwide sensation that is bringing hilarious, fast-paced, clean comedy to you. ComedySportz Richmond pits two teams, the Richmond Legends and the Virginia Hams, against each other in an improv battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot based off of your suggestions! The audience then votes for the winners. There is also a referee that calls the fouls and we even play the national anthem before each match. $10 with advance reservation, or $12 at the door! Call 266-9377 for reservations! http://www.comedysportzrichmond.com/. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 8906 West Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.comedysportzrichmond.com.

Richmond Symphony presents Altria Masterworks Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at Carpenter Theater

Steven Smith, Conductor With the Richmond Symphony Chorus Also Sunday, September 13 at 3:00pm Program: John Adams, Short Ride in a Fast Machine Berlioz, King Lear Overture Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Opus 125 Discover the power of live music with our Altria Masterworks series. Featuring orchestral classics and contemporary composers, this series will inspire you. Join us an hour before each concert for a free pre-concert talk with the RSO Music Director, Steven Smith. These talks often feature guest artists and conductors and provide you with insights for the concert you are about to hear. $10-$78. Details: https://www.richmondsymphony.com/event/beethovens-ninth-symphony-2/. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondsymphony.com.

ComedySportz Improv Theatre

ComedySportz Improv Theatre presents shows every Friday at 8:00 pm and Saturday at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm! ComedySportz is the worldwide sensation that is bringing hilarious, fast-paced, clean comedy to you. ComedySportz Richmond pits two teams, the Richmond Legends and the Virginia Hams, against each other in an improv battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot based off of your suggestions! The audience then votes for the winners. There is also a referee that calls the fouls and we even play the national anthem before each match. $10 with advance reservation, or $12 at the door! Call 266-9377 for reservations! http://www.comedysportzrichmond.com/. Saturday, September 12, 2015, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM. 8906 West Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.comedysportzrichmond.com.

"Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition" at VMFA

MAY 29, 2015 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists –Ryudaibori (formerly Horitaka, Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken – inspired by the Japanese tradition of tattooing and heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking. Specially commissioned photographs of work by each artist will be displayed alongside tools and relief carvings, as well as a recreated Torii. A companion book of the same title features additional photographs and writings, and is published by the Japanese American National Museum. $8-$10. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/art-japanese-tattoo/. Sunday, September 13, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Walking Tour of Shockoe Bottom

The Shockoe Bottom Tour meets in front of the Canal Map on 14th & Dock Street next to Southern Railway Tap House. From there your guide will take you to explore the center for trade… both legal, illicit, and somewhere in between in early Richmond. It was the center for the slave trade in the city and features Richmond’s oldest buildings. It also carries the stories of newly arrived immigrants who toiled and lived in Shockoe Bottom’s tenements until they could work their way out. On the route you will see: The oldest house in Richmond… with a special connection to Edgar Allan Poe The old African American Burial ground and the story of enslaved rebel Gabriel Prosser’s doomed revolt The oldest continuously used Masonic lodge in the USA built in 1787 The remains of Lumpkin’s Slave Jail The First Freedom Center – the site where Virginia’s Religious Freedom statute was adopted The place where the falls of the James River that would become Richmond was first claimed by the English and their relations with t… Sunday, September 13, 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. 2401 E Broad St Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondtourguys.com.

"In Gear: Richmond Cycles" Exhibit at The Valentine

August 27, 2015-January 3, 2016 Extended Hours - September 19-26 Open until 8 p.m. There’s no question Richmond is a cyclists’ town. This exhibition is a uniquely-Valentine take on the history of cycling in Richmond from the 19th century to the present day. The opening of the exhibition coincides with the UCI Road World Cycling Championships in September, and there will be special extended hours nightly during the cycling event until 8 p.m. Info: http://thevalentine.org. Sunday, September 13, 2015, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 1015 E. Clay St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

57th Annual Armenian Food Festival at St. James Armenian Church

Friday and Saturday: 11:30am-9:00pm Sunday: Noon-7:00pm Free. Enjoy stuffed grape leaves, cheese boereg, cooked and seasoned ground lamb and beef, Armenian-styled baklava, cracked wheat pilafs and green fattoush salads will be seasoned with tart, red sumac berries, plus live music, dancing, (804) 282-3818. Info: http://armenianfoodfestival.com/. Sunday, September 13, 2015, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 834 Pepper Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit armenianfoodfestival.com.

7th Annual Shockoe-on-the-Half Shell at 17th St. Farmers' Market

Whether you like them raw, steamed, fried, with sauce or just good and plain, Shockoe On-the-Half-Shell is a celebration of oysters. Join some of Richmond’s most loved seafood chefs for an amazing array of delicious oyster foods and other local dishes. The festival also features cold beverages brought to you by Anheuser-Busch and live, local music. The event is free to attend. Food and beverage are available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public. More: https://www.facebook.com/events/105097856490262/?ref=105&feed_story_type=117. Sunday, September 13, 2015, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 1700 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondgov.com.

Central Virginia Food Truck Rodeo at Chesterfield Town Center

Free admission. More than 30 food trucks, 25 craft beers from RVA and beyond and live music! Details: http://centralvirginiafoodtruckrodeo.com/ FB - https://www.facebook.com/cvfoodtruckrodeo/info. Sunday, September 13, 2015, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 11500 Midlothian Turnpike Richmond, Virginia. For more info visit centralvirginiafoodtruckrodeo.com.

COTU Oktoberfest Featuring “Das Bier Run”

Beers (liters of them), German Food, a 13 piece authentic German band, and a fun run for a good cause? YES PLEASE! Center of the Universe Brewing Co. is the only place to be for a celebration of the most fantastic libation, beer. To kick off the party, COTU has teamed up with the Richmond Road Runners Club to play host to the inaugural “Das Bier Run.” This is a 4 person team relay event where each member runs a 1 mile loop in the airpark. Ridiculous costumes are encouraged and rewarded. After the race, walk back to the brewery where delicious German food will be available for sale along with 3 different German Style beers. For your auditory pleasure, take in the sounds of Elbe Musikanten, a 13 piece German band on hand to keep those feet moving and the beers flowing. Details: http://www.cotubrewing.com/september-13th-cotu-oktoberfest-featuring-das-bier-run/. Sunday, September 13, 2015, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 11293 Airpark Rd. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.cotubrewing.com.

Sunday Specialty Tour of Hollywood Cemetery

An extension of the daily “Highlights” tour, this version covers in more detail the cemetery’s unique history, landscape design, architecture, symbols and residents. $15 per person $5 for Valentine Members Walk-ups welcome. Cash or check. On-street parking. Info: http://www.thevalentine.org/node/1434. Sunday, September 13, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thevalentine.org.

Richmond Symphony presents Altria Masterworks Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at Carpenter Theater

Steven Smith, Conductor With the Richmond Symphony Chorus Also Sunday, September 13 at 3:00pm Program: John Adams, Short Ride in a Fast Machine Berlioz, King Lear Overture Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Opus 125 Discover the power of live music with our Altria Masterworks series. Featuring orchestral classics and contemporary composers, this series will inspire you. Join us an hour before each concert for a free pre-concert talk with the RSO Music Director, Steven Smith. These talks often feature guest artists and conductors and provide you with insights for the concert you are about to hear. $10-$78. Details: https://www.richmondsymphony.com/event/beethovens-ninth-symphony-2/. Sunday, September 13, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondsymphony.com.