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Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

May 27 – September 18, 2016 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Extended summer hours on Thursday nights till 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5. Exhibit and related activities, exhibits and demos included with Garden admission Nature Connects logoA big bumblebee weighing 60 pounds; a dramatic dragonfly with a three-and-a-half-foot wingspan; and a soaring seven-foot-tall red rose: these are just a few of the sculptures on display at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden May 27 – September 18, 2016, as part of Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks. Created with half-a-million LEGO bricks, the award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 27 sculptures in 14 displays throughout the Garden (view a map PDF). Cost is included in regular Garden admission. Many of the sculptures are larger than life and highlight the interconnectivity of all living things. For example, an oversized hummingbird and flower demonstrate concepts of co-evolution. A centerpiece sculpture of an Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly, built from 37,… Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird at Science Museum

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird supersonic jet, Speed unveils the mind-blowing intersection of motion and time across a world of science and technology – displaying audacious demonstrations of the superfast to the incredibly slow. Speed features over 50 exhibits with hundreds of unique experiences, including an interactive light race that travels along the ceiling of the striking 10,000 square-foot exhibition. The Speed experience is categorized into five major areas: Speed of Sound and Light Learn about super speeds and astounding technological advances that have taken us to some of the greatest places in the universe. Find out how to stay safe at Mach 3, see an actual Moon rock, touch a meteorite and find out what is so special about special relativity. Sports Speed Matters Uncover the speeds behind your favorite sports – from curling to badminton. Take a look at Michael Phelps’ racing cap, Arthur Ashe’s tennis racket and Jeff Burton’s NASCAR helmet as you discover the science behind some… Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. 2500 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220. For more info visit www.smv.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October 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. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Original Richmond Walking Tour

Offered on Wednesdays & Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m. Tour the area, once the original town grid of Richmond, that drove industry and development of the city and now is an entertainment and recreation destination. Meet at the Valentine First Freedom Center, 14 South 14th Street. $15 per person $5 for Valentine Members Walk-ups welcome. Cash or check. On-street parking or in nearby pay lots/garages. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/2843. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 14 S. 14th Street Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

"Dreamgirls" at Novmber Theatre at Virginia Rep

JUNE 24 – AUGUST 7, 2016 Winner of 6 Tony Awards! This megawatt Broadway crowd-pleaser electrifies the stage with Motown dreams and powerhouse voices. Loosely based on Diana Ross and the Supremes, the story follows the turbo-charged rise to fame of the Dreams. Starring Desirée Roots, Zuri Washington, and Felicia Curry. Single Tickets: $30 - $46 | Subscribers: $18 - $34 Free parking! Info & Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_dreamgirls.html. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Davina and the Vagabonds, Elana Lisa & The Hot Mess at Capital Ale House

Davina Sowers and the Vagabonds have created a stir on the national music scene with their high-energy live shows, level A musicianship, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Sowers' commanding stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band is converting audiences one show at a time, from Vancouver to Miami and across Europe. In 2011 Davina released her first full length, all original album Black Cloud . It was named one of the 10 best releases of the year by the Minneapolis Star & Tribune and awarded 4 ½ stars from Downbeat Magazine. Their next release in 2014, Sunshine, hit number 13 in the Billboard Blues Chart and led them to be a musicial feature on the hit BBC show, Later with Jools Holland. $12.00 - $15.00 Details - http://capitalalehouse.ticketfly.com/event/1212783-davina-vagabonds-richmond/. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit capitalalehouse.ticketfly.com.

Modern Baseball, Joyce Manor, Thin Lips at The Broadberry

$20. http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/1111509-modern-baseball-richmond/. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Radio Rubber Room's Pasture Palooza, Shade Fest, & Pink Moon Festival Showcase! at The Camel

Radio Rubber Room Presents! at The Camel will be showcasing acts from ALL THREE of the festivals sponsored by Radio Rubber Room in 2016: Pasture Palooza Music & Arts Festival, Shadefest, and Pink Moon Festival! Come see collaborations, solo songs, acoustics acts, and otherwise one-time only sets from members of bands playing at least 2 out of the 3 fests! Info: http://www.thecamel.org/event/1206127-radio-rubber-rooms-pasture-richmond/. Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 9:00 PM – Thursday, June 30, 2016, 12:00 AM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

May 27 – September 18, 2016 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Extended summer hours on Thursday nights till 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5. Exhibit and related activities, exhibits and demos included with Garden admission Nature Connects logoA big bumblebee weighing 60 pounds; a dramatic dragonfly with a three-and-a-half-foot wingspan; and a soaring seven-foot-tall red rose: these are just a few of the sculptures on display at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden May 27 – September 18, 2016, as part of Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks. Created with half-a-million LEGO bricks, the award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 27 sculptures in 14 displays throughout the Garden (view a map PDF). Cost is included in regular Garden admission. Many of the sculptures are larger than life and highlight the interconnectivity of all living things. For example, an oversized hummingbird and flower demonstrate concepts of co-evolution. A centerpiece sculpture of an Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly, built from 37,… Thursday, June 30, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird at Science Museum

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird supersonic jet, Speed unveils the mind-blowing intersection of motion and time across a world of science and technology – displaying audacious demonstrations of the superfast to the incredibly slow. Speed features over 50 exhibits with hundreds of unique experiences, including an interactive light race that travels along the ceiling of the striking 10,000 square-foot exhibition. The Speed experience is categorized into five major areas: Speed of Sound and Light Learn about super speeds and astounding technological advances that have taken us to some of the greatest places in the universe. Find out how to stay safe at Mach 3, see an actual Moon rock, touch a meteorite and find out what is so special about special relativity. Sports Speed Matters Uncover the speeds behind your favorite sports – from curling to badminton. Take a look at Michael Phelps’ racing cap, Arthur Ashe’s tennis racket and Jeff Burton’s NASCAR helmet as you discover the science behind some… Thursday, June 30, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. 2500 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220. For more info visit www.smv.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Thursday, June 30, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October 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. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Thursday, June 30, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Thursday, June 30, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

"Baseball History and Richmond" by Scott Mayer at Virginia Historical Society

This is a two-part class taught by Scott Mayer. The first part will take place on Thursday, June 23, and the second on Thursday, June 30. Learn about Richmond’s long and rich history with the national pastime. In this two-part class, we will explore Richmond’s long and rich history with the baseball, which traces its roots back to 1866 when the first organized clubs took to the field. Specific topics will include: -The origins of the game itself and the shift from amateurism to professionalism -The role of Civil War/Reconstruction in helping to give the game a national appeal -A discussion of the past locations of Richmond’s professional baseball fields -The evolution of the modern game and the relationships between the major and minor leagues The class will have a relaxed conversational approach with plenty of time for discussion. Scott Mayer is the Associate Director of College Counseling at St. Christopher’s and coauthor, along with the late W. Harrison Daniel, of the book Baseball… Thursday, June 30, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. 428 N. Boulevard RIchmond, VA. For more info visit www.vahistorical.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 and more. Hardywood Food Truck Court runs from 5:30-9pm (the brewery is open until 10pm on Thursdays for new spring hours, last call 9:30) 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. More info: http://www.hardywood.com/content/hardywood-food-truck-court-opens-1. Thursday, June 30, 2016, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane. RIchmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

"Dreamgirls" at Novmber Theatre at Virginia Rep

JUNE 24 – AUGUST 7, 2016 Winner of 6 Tony Awards! This megawatt Broadway crowd-pleaser electrifies the stage with Motown dreams and powerhouse voices. Loosely based on Diana Ross and the Supremes, the story follows the turbo-charged rise to fame of the Dreams. Starring Desirée Roots, Zuri Washington, and Felicia Curry. Single Tickets: $30 - $46 | Subscribers: $18 - $34 Free parking! Info & Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_dreamgirls.html. Thursday, June 30, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Susan Greenbaum Duo & Mark Huff (Solo) at The Tin Pan

Susan Greenbaum has committed the first sin of musicians: She quit her day job. After working as a corporate executive in Fortune 500 companies, Susan traded her power suits for performing. She has been singing as long as she’s been speaking, growing up in Kansas City, in college at Harvard, and in Boston and Richmond, VA. And now her tax return, under "Occupation," reads, "Singer-songwriter." Susan has won several national songwriting awards, most recently the Smithsonian Songwriters Award in 2009 and the Philadelphia Songwriters Project songwriting contest in June, 2008. She was also the Grand Prize overall winner of the 2005 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, winning for her song, “Spin Like a Top.” In an unprecedented occurrence in the contest’s 22-year history, she won Second Prize overall for her song, “You Are My Holiday”; no artist had previously won multiple overall prizes. Susan also had five other songs named finalists or awarded honorable mentions. Several songs from Susan’s “Wake Up!” CD were finalist… Thursday, June 30, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8982 Quoccasin Road Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.tinpanrva.com.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

May 27 – September 18, 2016 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Extended summer hours on Thursday nights till 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5. Exhibit and related activities, exhibits and demos included with Garden admission Nature Connects logoA big bumblebee weighing 60 pounds; a dramatic dragonfly with a three-and-a-half-foot wingspan; and a soaring seven-foot-tall red rose: these are just a few of the sculptures on display at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden May 27 – September 18, 2016, as part of Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks. Created with half-a-million LEGO bricks, the award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 27 sculptures in 14 displays throughout the Garden (view a map PDF). Cost is included in regular Garden admission. Many of the sculptures are larger than life and highlight the interconnectivity of all living things. For example, an oversized hummingbird and flower demonstrate concepts of co-evolution. A centerpiece sculpture of an Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly, built from 37,… Friday, July 1, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird at Science Museum

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird supersonic jet, Speed unveils the mind-blowing intersection of motion and time across a world of science and technology – displaying audacious demonstrations of the superfast to the incredibly slow. Speed features over 50 exhibits with hundreds of unique experiences, including an interactive light race that travels along the ceiling of the striking 10,000 square-foot exhibition. The Speed experience is categorized into five major areas: Speed of Sound and Light Learn about super speeds and astounding technological advances that have taken us to some of the greatest places in the universe. Find out how to stay safe at Mach 3, see an actual Moon rock, touch a meteorite and find out what is so special about special relativity. Sports Speed Matters Uncover the speeds behind your favorite sports – from curling to badminton. Take a look at Michael Phelps’ racing cap, Arthur Ashe’s tennis racket and Jeff Burton’s NASCAR helmet as you discover the science behind some… Friday, July 1, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. 2500 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220. For more info visit www.smv.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Friday, July 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October 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. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Friday, July 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Original Richmond Walking Tour

Offered on Wednesdays & Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m. Tour the area, once the original town grid of Richmond, that drove industry and development of the city and now is an entertainment and recreation destination. Meet at the Valentine First Freedom Center, 14 South 14th Street. $15 per person $5 for Valentine Members Walk-ups welcome. Cash or check. On-street parking or in nearby pay lots/garages. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/2843. Friday, July 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 14 S. 14th Street Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Friday, July 1, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.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, July 1, 2016, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Adams & Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvafirstfridays.com.

"Dreamgirls" at Novmber Theatre at Virginia Rep

JUNE 24 – AUGUST 7, 2016 Winner of 6 Tony Awards! This megawatt Broadway crowd-pleaser electrifies the stage with Motown dreams and powerhouse voices. Loosely based on Diana Ross and the Supremes, the story follows the turbo-charged rise to fame of the Dreams. Starring Desirée Roots, Zuri Washington, and Felicia Curry. Single Tickets: $30 - $46 | Subscribers: $18 - $34 Free parking! Info & Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_dreamgirls.html. Friday, July 1, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.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, July 2, 2016, 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, July 2, 2016, 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, July 2, 2016, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 6000 Grove Avenue Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.saintstephensrichmond.net.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

May 27 – September 18, 2016 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Extended summer hours on Thursday nights till 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5. Exhibit and related activities, exhibits and demos included with Garden admission Nature Connects logoA big bumblebee weighing 60 pounds; a dramatic dragonfly with a three-and-a-half-foot wingspan; and a soaring seven-foot-tall red rose: these are just a few of the sculptures on display at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden May 27 – September 18, 2016, as part of Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks. Created with half-a-million LEGO bricks, the award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 27 sculptures in 14 displays throughout the Garden (view a map PDF). Cost is included in regular Garden admission. Many of the sculptures are larger than life and highlight the interconnectivity of all living things. For example, an oversized hummingbird and flower demonstrate concepts of co-evolution. A centerpiece sculpture of an Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly, built from 37,… Saturday, July 2, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird at Science Museum

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird supersonic jet, Speed unveils the mind-blowing intersection of motion and time across a world of science and technology – displaying audacious demonstrations of the superfast to the incredibly slow. Speed features over 50 exhibits with hundreds of unique experiences, including an interactive light race that travels along the ceiling of the striking 10,000 square-foot exhibition. The Speed experience is categorized into five major areas: Speed of Sound and Light Learn about super speeds and astounding technological advances that have taken us to some of the greatest places in the universe. Find out how to stay safe at Mach 3, see an actual Moon rock, touch a meteorite and find out what is so special about special relativity. Sports Speed Matters Uncover the speeds behind your favorite sports – from curling to badminton. Take a look at Michael Phelps’ racing cap, Arthur Ashe’s tennis racket and Jeff Burton’s NASCAR helmet as you discover the science behind some… Saturday, July 2, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. 2500 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220. For more info visit www.smv.org.

"Yankee Doodle Dandy" – Saturday Family Classics at The Byrd Theatre

Richmond’s own motion picture palace, The Byrd Theatre, will pilot new weekend programming. Family Classics will expand the Byrd’s current schedule, adding Saturday mornings at 10 A.M. The initial six weeks will feature a variety of classic family films, from 1939’s The Wizard of Oz to 2014’s The Boxtrolls and everything in between, with titles selected based on fan opinion. This new film series represents a new step toward the Foundation’s strategic vision for expanded programming that engages diverse audiences throughout the Richmond and surrounding communities. $2. Details: http://byrdtheatrefoundation.org/family-classics/?ref=main-menu Schedule: 10:00a - A special Warner Bros Classic Cartoon 10:08a - Mini-concert, performed by Bob Gulledge and the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ 10:15a - Feature Film screening. Saturday, July 2, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 2908 W. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit byrdtheatrefoundation.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Saturday, July 2, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October 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. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Saturday, July 2, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Saturday, July 2, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

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, July 2, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 1217 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit realrichmondva.com.

The Jolts, Tom and the Foolery, The Hoodoos, Sleave at The National

$10-$12. Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/311260. Saturday, July 2, 2016, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

"Dreamgirls" at Novmber Theatre at Virginia Rep

JUNE 24 – AUGUST 7, 2016 Winner of 6 Tony Awards! This megawatt Broadway crowd-pleaser electrifies the stage with Motown dreams and powerhouse voices. Loosely based on Diana Ross and the Supremes, the story follows the turbo-charged rise to fame of the Dreams. Starring Desirée Roots, Zuri Washington, and Felicia Curry. Single Tickets: $30 - $46 | Subscribers: $18 - $34 Free parking! Info & Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_dreamgirls.html. Saturday, July 2, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

May 27 – September 18, 2016 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Extended summer hours on Thursday nights till 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5. Exhibit and related activities, exhibits and demos included with Garden admission Nature Connects logoA big bumblebee weighing 60 pounds; a dramatic dragonfly with a three-and-a-half-foot wingspan; and a soaring seven-foot-tall red rose: these are just a few of the sculptures on display at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden May 27 – September 18, 2016, as part of Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks. Created with half-a-million LEGO bricks, the award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 27 sculptures in 14 displays throughout the Garden (view a map PDF). Cost is included in regular Garden admission. Many of the sculptures are larger than life and highlight the interconnectivity of all living things. For example, an oversized hummingbird and flower demonstrate concepts of co-evolution. A centerpiece sculpture of an Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly, built from 37,… Sunday, July 3, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird at Science Museum

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird supersonic jet, Speed unveils the mind-blowing intersection of motion and time across a world of science and technology – displaying audacious demonstrations of the superfast to the incredibly slow. Speed features over 50 exhibits with hundreds of unique experiences, including an interactive light race that travels along the ceiling of the striking 10,000 square-foot exhibition. The Speed experience is categorized into five major areas: Speed of Sound and Light Learn about super speeds and astounding technological advances that have taken us to some of the greatest places in the universe. Find out how to stay safe at Mach 3, see an actual Moon rock, touch a meteorite and find out what is so special about special relativity. Sports Speed Matters Uncover the speeds behind your favorite sports – from curling to badminton. Take a look at Michael Phelps’ racing cap, Arthur Ashe’s tennis racket and Jeff Burton’s NASCAR helmet as you discover the science behind some… Sunday, July 3, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. 2500 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220. For more info visit www.smv.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Sunday, July 3, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

"Dreamgirls" at Novmber Theatre at Virginia Rep

JUNE 24 – AUGUST 7, 2016 Winner of 6 Tony Awards! This megawatt Broadway crowd-pleaser electrifies the stage with Motown dreams and powerhouse voices. Loosely based on Diana Ross and the Supremes, the story follows the turbo-charged rise to fame of the Dreams. Starring Desirée Roots, Zuri Washington, and Felicia Curry. Single Tickets: $30 - $46 | Subscribers: $18 - $34 Free parking! Info & Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_dreamgirls.html. Sunday, July 3, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Sunday, July 3, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

The Art of Noise at The National (SOLD OUT)

ARTIST INFORMATION The visual: four turntables and three DJ’s spinning yesterday’s music for today’s people. The Art of Noise draws music lovers of all ages, races and genders who have a true appreciation for the art that is music. The pictures are painted as each DJ, artisans in the skill of hip hop, feed and vibe off of each other’s groove and rock the crowd. The Heavy Hitter DJ Lonnie B & DJ Marc transform the noise of the streets into nostalgia from our youth. The experience is like colorful impulses stimulated by the record scratching, the base booming and the vibration of the treble. The room comes together with a balance as bodies move like fluid and voices sing in unison. You can’t imagine the magnetic energy flowing throughout the room when they play that one song and the crowd erupts as people start to remember exactly what they were doing when that song came out. Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/311365. Sunday, July 3, 2016, 9:00 PM – Monday, July 4, 2016, 12:00 AM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

May 27 – September 18, 2016 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Extended summer hours on Thursday nights till 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5. Exhibit and related activities, exhibits and demos included with Garden admission Nature Connects logoA big bumblebee weighing 60 pounds; a dramatic dragonfly with a three-and-a-half-foot wingspan; and a soaring seven-foot-tall red rose: these are just a few of the sculptures on display at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden May 27 – September 18, 2016, as part of Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks. Created with half-a-million LEGO bricks, the award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 27 sculptures in 14 displays throughout the Garden (view a map PDF). Cost is included in regular Garden admission. Many of the sculptures are larger than life and highlight the interconnectivity of all living things. For example, an oversized hummingbird and flower demonstrate concepts of co-evolution. A centerpiece sculpture of an Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly, built from 37,… Monday, July 4, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird at Science Museum

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird supersonic jet, Speed unveils the mind-blowing intersection of motion and time across a world of science and technology – displaying audacious demonstrations of the superfast to the incredibly slow. Speed features over 50 exhibits with hundreds of unique experiences, including an interactive light race that travels along the ceiling of the striking 10,000 square-foot exhibition. The Speed experience is categorized into five major areas: Speed of Sound and Light Learn about super speeds and astounding technological advances that have taken us to some of the greatest places in the universe. Find out how to stay safe at Mach 3, see an actual Moon rock, touch a meteorite and find out what is so special about special relativity. Sports Speed Matters Uncover the speeds behind your favorite sports – from curling to badminton. Take a look at Michael Phelps’ racing cap, Arthur Ashe’s tennis racket and Jeff Burton’s NASCAR helmet as you discover the science behind some… Monday, July 4, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. 2500 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220. For more info visit www.smv.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October 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. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Monday, July 4, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

I Know Richmond: The Bus Tour

Friday, July 4 and Saturday, November 28, 2015 An overview of Richmond's history that shows off many of the city's unique sites and neighborhoods, including Church Hill and St. John's Church; Libby Hill and the James River, including the Fall Line; Shockoe Bottom and Main Street Station; the White House of the Confederacy and the Court End neighborhood; Jackson Ward and the Maggie Walker House; Monument Avenue and the Fan; Hollywood Cemetery and the State Capitol. Includes a tour of the interior of the State Capitol. Meet at the Valentine. Reservations required: call 804-649-0711x301. $25 per person $20 for Valentine Members Reservations are required. Space is limited. Reservations: (804) 649-0711 x301 or purchase online. Parking is included. Info: http://thevalentine.org/calendar/i-know-richmond-bus-tour. Monday, July 4, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Laurel and Idlewood Sts. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

May 27 – September 18, 2016 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Extended summer hours on Thursday nights till 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5. Exhibit and related activities, exhibits and demos included with Garden admission Nature Connects logoA big bumblebee weighing 60 pounds; a dramatic dragonfly with a three-and-a-half-foot wingspan; and a soaring seven-foot-tall red rose: these are just a few of the sculptures on display at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden May 27 – September 18, 2016, as part of Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks. Created with half-a-million LEGO bricks, the award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 27 sculptures in 14 displays throughout the Garden (view a map PDF). Cost is included in regular Garden admission. Many of the sculptures are larger than life and highlight the interconnectivity of all living things. For example, an oversized hummingbird and flower demonstrate concepts of co-evolution. A centerpiece sculpture of an Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly, built from 37,… Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird at Science Museum

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird supersonic jet, Speed unveils the mind-blowing intersection of motion and time across a world of science and technology – displaying audacious demonstrations of the superfast to the incredibly slow. Speed features over 50 exhibits with hundreds of unique experiences, including an interactive light race that travels along the ceiling of the striking 10,000 square-foot exhibition. The Speed experience is categorized into five major areas: Speed of Sound and Light Learn about super speeds and astounding technological advances that have taken us to some of the greatest places in the universe. Find out how to stay safe at Mach 3, see an actual Moon rock, touch a meteorite and find out what is so special about special relativity. Sports Speed Matters Uncover the speeds behind your favorite sports – from curling to badminton. Take a look at Michael Phelps’ racing cap, Arthur Ashe’s tennis racket and Jeff Burton’s NASCAR helmet as you discover the science behind some… Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. 2500 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220. For more info visit www.smv.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October 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. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

May 27 – September 18, 2016 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Extended summer hours on Thursday nights till 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5. Exhibit and related activities, exhibits and demos included with Garden admission Nature Connects logoA big bumblebee weighing 60 pounds; a dramatic dragonfly with a three-and-a-half-foot wingspan; and a soaring seven-foot-tall red rose: these are just a few of the sculptures on display at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden May 27 – September 18, 2016, as part of Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks. Created with half-a-million LEGO bricks, the award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 27 sculptures in 14 displays throughout the Garden (view a map PDF). Cost is included in regular Garden admission. Many of the sculptures are larger than life and highlight the interconnectivity of all living things. For example, an oversized hummingbird and flower demonstrate concepts of co-evolution. A centerpiece sculpture of an Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly, built from 37,… Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird at Science Museum

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird supersonic jet, Speed unveils the mind-blowing intersection of motion and time across a world of science and technology – displaying audacious demonstrations of the superfast to the incredibly slow. Speed features over 50 exhibits with hundreds of unique experiences, including an interactive light race that travels along the ceiling of the striking 10,000 square-foot exhibition. The Speed experience is categorized into five major areas: Speed of Sound and Light Learn about super speeds and astounding technological advances that have taken us to some of the greatest places in the universe. Find out how to stay safe at Mach 3, see an actual Moon rock, touch a meteorite and find out what is so special about special relativity. Sports Speed Matters Uncover the speeds behind your favorite sports – from curling to badminton. Take a look at Michael Phelps’ racing cap, Arthur Ashe’s tennis racket and Jeff Burton’s NASCAR helmet as you discover the science behind some… Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. 2500 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220. For more info visit www.smv.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October 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. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Original Richmond Walking Tour

Offered on Wednesdays & Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m. Tour the area, once the original town grid of Richmond, that drove industry and development of the city and now is an entertainment and recreation destination. Meet at the Valentine First Freedom Center, 14 South 14th Street. $15 per person $5 for Valentine Members Walk-ups welcome. Cash or check. On-street parking or in nearby pay lots/garages. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/2843. Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 14 S. 14th Street Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

"Dreamgirls" at Novmber Theatre at Virginia Rep

JUNE 24 – AUGUST 7, 2016 Winner of 6 Tony Awards! This megawatt Broadway crowd-pleaser electrifies the stage with Motown dreams and powerhouse voices. Loosely based on Diana Ross and the Supremes, the story follows the turbo-charged rise to fame of the Dreams. Starring Desirée Roots, Zuri Washington, and Felicia Curry. Single Tickets: $30 - $46 | Subscribers: $18 - $34 Free parking! Info & Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_dreamgirls.html. Wednesday, July 6, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

May 27 – September 18, 2016 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Extended summer hours on Thursday nights till 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5. Exhibit and related activities, exhibits and demos included with Garden admission Nature Connects logoA big bumblebee weighing 60 pounds; a dramatic dragonfly with a three-and-a-half-foot wingspan; and a soaring seven-foot-tall red rose: these are just a few of the sculptures on display at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden May 27 – September 18, 2016, as part of Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks. Created with half-a-million LEGO bricks, the award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 27 sculptures in 14 displays throughout the Garden (view a map PDF). Cost is included in regular Garden admission. Many of the sculptures are larger than life and highlight the interconnectivity of all living things. For example, an oversized hummingbird and flower demonstrate concepts of co-evolution. A centerpiece sculpture of an Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly, built from 37,… Thursday, July 7, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird at Science Museum

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird supersonic jet, Speed unveils the mind-blowing intersection of motion and time across a world of science and technology – displaying audacious demonstrations of the superfast to the incredibly slow. Speed features over 50 exhibits with hundreds of unique experiences, including an interactive light race that travels along the ceiling of the striking 10,000 square-foot exhibition. The Speed experience is categorized into five major areas: Speed of Sound and Light Learn about super speeds and astounding technological advances that have taken us to some of the greatest places in the universe. Find out how to stay safe at Mach 3, see an actual Moon rock, touch a meteorite and find out what is so special about special relativity. Sports Speed Matters Uncover the speeds behind your favorite sports – from curling to badminton. Take a look at Michael Phelps’ racing cap, Arthur Ashe’s tennis racket and Jeff Burton’s NASCAR helmet as you discover the science behind some… Thursday, July 7, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. 2500 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220. For more info visit www.smv.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Thursday, July 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October 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. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Thursday, July 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Thursday, July 7, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.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 and more. Hardywood Food Truck Court runs from 5:30-9pm (the brewery is open until 10pm on Thursdays for new spring hours, last call 9:30) 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. More info: http://www.hardywood.com/content/hardywood-food-truck-court-opens-1. Thursday, July 7, 2016, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane. RIchmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

"Dreamgirls" at Novmber Theatre at Virginia Rep

JUNE 24 – AUGUST 7, 2016 Winner of 6 Tony Awards! This megawatt Broadway crowd-pleaser electrifies the stage with Motown dreams and powerhouse voices. Loosely based on Diana Ross and the Supremes, the story follows the turbo-charged rise to fame of the Dreams. Starring Desirée Roots, Zuri Washington, and Felicia Curry. Single Tickets: $30 - $46 | Subscribers: $18 - $34 Free parking! Info & Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_dreamgirls.html. Thursday, July 7, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

May 27 – September 18, 2016 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Extended summer hours on Thursday nights till 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5. Exhibit and related activities, exhibits and demos included with Garden admission Nature Connects logoA big bumblebee weighing 60 pounds; a dramatic dragonfly with a three-and-a-half-foot wingspan; and a soaring seven-foot-tall red rose: these are just a few of the sculptures on display at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden May 27 – September 18, 2016, as part of Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks. Created with half-a-million LEGO bricks, the award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 27 sculptures in 14 displays throughout the Garden (view a map PDF). Cost is included in regular Garden admission. Many of the sculptures are larger than life and highlight the interconnectivity of all living things. For example, an oversized hummingbird and flower demonstrate concepts of co-evolution. A centerpiece sculpture of an Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly, built from 37,… Friday, July 8, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird at Science Museum

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird supersonic jet, Speed unveils the mind-blowing intersection of motion and time across a world of science and technology – displaying audacious demonstrations of the superfast to the incredibly slow. Speed features over 50 exhibits with hundreds of unique experiences, including an interactive light race that travels along the ceiling of the striking 10,000 square-foot exhibition. The Speed experience is categorized into five major areas: Speed of Sound and Light Learn about super speeds and astounding technological advances that have taken us to some of the greatest places in the universe. Find out how to stay safe at Mach 3, see an actual Moon rock, touch a meteorite and find out what is so special about special relativity. Sports Speed Matters Uncover the speeds behind your favorite sports – from curling to badminton. Take a look at Michael Phelps’ racing cap, Arthur Ashe’s tennis racket and Jeff Burton’s NASCAR helmet as you discover the science behind some… Friday, July 8, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. 2500 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220. For more info visit www.smv.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Friday, July 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October 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. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Friday, July 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Original Richmond Walking Tour

Offered on Wednesdays & Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m. Tour the area, once the original town grid of Richmond, that drove industry and development of the city and now is an entertainment and recreation destination. Meet at the Valentine First Freedom Center, 14 South 14th Street. $15 per person $5 for Valentine Members Walk-ups welcome. Cash or check. On-street parking or in nearby pay lots/garages. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/2843. Friday, July 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 14 S. 14th Street Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Friday, July 8, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

"Dreamgirls" at Novmber Theatre at Virginia Rep

JUNE 24 – AUGUST 7, 2016 Winner of 6 Tony Awards! This megawatt Broadway crowd-pleaser electrifies the stage with Motown dreams and powerhouse voices. Loosely based on Diana Ross and the Supremes, the story follows the turbo-charged rise to fame of the Dreams. Starring Desirée Roots, Zuri Washington, and Felicia Curry. Single Tickets: $30 - $46 | Subscribers: $18 - $34 Free parking! Info & Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_dreamgirls.html. Friday, July 8, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.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, July 9, 2016, 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, July 9, 2016, 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, July 9, 2016, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 6000 Grove Avenue Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.saintstephensrichmond.net.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

May 27 – September 18, 2016 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Extended summer hours on Thursday nights till 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5. Exhibit and related activities, exhibits and demos included with Garden admission Nature Connects logoA big bumblebee weighing 60 pounds; a dramatic dragonfly with a three-and-a-half-foot wingspan; and a soaring seven-foot-tall red rose: these are just a few of the sculptures on display at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden May 27 – September 18, 2016, as part of Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks. Created with half-a-million LEGO bricks, the award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 27 sculptures in 14 displays throughout the Garden (view a map PDF). Cost is included in regular Garden admission. Many of the sculptures are larger than life and highlight the interconnectivity of all living things. For example, an oversized hummingbird and flower demonstrate concepts of co-evolution. A centerpiece sculpture of an Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly, built from 37,… Saturday, July 9, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird at Science Museum

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird supersonic jet, Speed unveils the mind-blowing intersection of motion and time across a world of science and technology – displaying audacious demonstrations of the superfast to the incredibly slow. Speed features over 50 exhibits with hundreds of unique experiences, including an interactive light race that travels along the ceiling of the striking 10,000 square-foot exhibition. The Speed experience is categorized into five major areas: Speed of Sound and Light Learn about super speeds and astounding technological advances that have taken us to some of the greatest places in the universe. Find out how to stay safe at Mach 3, see an actual Moon rock, touch a meteorite and find out what is so special about special relativity. Sports Speed Matters Uncover the speeds behind your favorite sports – from curling to badminton. Take a look at Michael Phelps’ racing cap, Arthur Ashe’s tennis racket and Jeff Burton’s NASCAR helmet as you discover the science behind some… Saturday, July 9, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. 2500 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220. For more info visit www.smv.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Saturday, July 9, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October 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. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Saturday, July 9, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Vegetarian Festival at Bryan Park

* Food * Music * Speakers * Local Businesses * Nonprofits * Fun for the Family * Free admission! Well-behaved, leashed, vaccinated dogs are welcome! Please bring a can of vegetables to the Festival for the Lamb's Basket! The Lamb's Basket is an emergency food pantry located in Lakeside serving the hungry of Henrico County. (http://www.lambsbasket.org). Saturday, July 9, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Hermitage Rd. & Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.veggiefest.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Saturday, July 9, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

"Dreamgirls" at Novmber Theatre at Virginia Rep

JUNE 24 – AUGUST 7, 2016 Winner of 6 Tony Awards! This megawatt Broadway crowd-pleaser electrifies the stage with Motown dreams and powerhouse voices. Loosely based on Diana Ross and the Supremes, the story follows the turbo-charged rise to fame of the Dreams. Starring Desirée Roots, Zuri Washington, and Felicia Curry. Single Tickets: $30 - $46 | Subscribers: $18 - $34 Free parking! Info & Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_dreamgirls.html. Saturday, July 9, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

May 27 – September 18, 2016 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Extended summer hours on Thursday nights till 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5. Exhibit and related activities, exhibits and demos included with Garden admission Nature Connects logoA big bumblebee weighing 60 pounds; a dramatic dragonfly with a three-and-a-half-foot wingspan; and a soaring seven-foot-tall red rose: these are just a few of the sculptures on display at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden May 27 – September 18, 2016, as part of Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks. Created with half-a-million LEGO bricks, the award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 27 sculptures in 14 displays throughout the Garden (view a map PDF). Cost is included in regular Garden admission. Many of the sculptures are larger than life and highlight the interconnectivity of all living things. For example, an oversized hummingbird and flower demonstrate concepts of co-evolution. A centerpiece sculpture of an Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly, built from 37,… Sunday, July 10, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird at Science Museum

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird supersonic jet, Speed unveils the mind-blowing intersection of motion and time across a world of science and technology – displaying audacious demonstrations of the superfast to the incredibly slow. Speed features over 50 exhibits with hundreds of unique experiences, including an interactive light race that travels along the ceiling of the striking 10,000 square-foot exhibition. The Speed experience is categorized into five major areas: Speed of Sound and Light Learn about super speeds and astounding technological advances that have taken us to some of the greatest places in the universe. Find out how to stay safe at Mach 3, see an actual Moon rock, touch a meteorite and find out what is so special about special relativity. Sports Speed Matters Uncover the speeds behind your favorite sports – from curling to badminton. Take a look at Michael Phelps’ racing cap, Arthur Ashe’s tennis racket and Jeff Burton’s NASCAR helmet as you discover the science behind some… Sunday, July 10, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. 2500 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220. For more info visit www.smv.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Sunday, July 10, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

"Dreamgirls" at Novmber Theatre at Virginia Rep

JUNE 24 – AUGUST 7, 2016 Winner of 6 Tony Awards! This megawatt Broadway crowd-pleaser electrifies the stage with Motown dreams and powerhouse voices. Loosely based on Diana Ross and the Supremes, the story follows the turbo-charged rise to fame of the Dreams. Starring Desirée Roots, Zuri Washington, and Felicia Curry. Single Tickets: $30 - $46 | Subscribers: $18 - $34 Free parking! Info & Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_dreamgirls.html. Sunday, July 10, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Sunday, July 10, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

May 27 – September 18, 2016 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Extended summer hours on Thursday nights till 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5. Exhibit and related activities, exhibits and demos included with Garden admission Nature Connects logoA big bumblebee weighing 60 pounds; a dramatic dragonfly with a three-and-a-half-foot wingspan; and a soaring seven-foot-tall red rose: these are just a few of the sculptures on display at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden May 27 – September 18, 2016, as part of Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks. Created with half-a-million LEGO bricks, the award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 27 sculptures in 14 displays throughout the Garden (view a map PDF). Cost is included in regular Garden admission. Many of the sculptures are larger than life and highlight the interconnectivity of all living things. For example, an oversized hummingbird and flower demonstrate concepts of co-evolution. A centerpiece sculpture of an Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly, built from 37,… Monday, July 11, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird at Science Museum

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird supersonic jet, Speed unveils the mind-blowing intersection of motion and time across a world of science and technology – displaying audacious demonstrations of the superfast to the incredibly slow. Speed features over 50 exhibits with hundreds of unique experiences, including an interactive light race that travels along the ceiling of the striking 10,000 square-foot exhibition. The Speed experience is categorized into five major areas: Speed of Sound and Light Learn about super speeds and astounding technological advances that have taken us to some of the greatest places in the universe. Find out how to stay safe at Mach 3, see an actual Moon rock, touch a meteorite and find out what is so special about special relativity. Sports Speed Matters Uncover the speeds behind your favorite sports – from curling to badminton. Take a look at Michael Phelps’ racing cap, Arthur Ashe’s tennis racket and Jeff Burton’s NASCAR helmet as you discover the science behind some… Monday, July 11, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. 2500 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220. For more info visit www.smv.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October 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. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Monday, July 11, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

May 27 – September 18, 2016 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Extended summer hours on Thursday nights till 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5. Exhibit and related activities, exhibits and demos included with Garden admission Nature Connects logoA big bumblebee weighing 60 pounds; a dramatic dragonfly with a three-and-a-half-foot wingspan; and a soaring seven-foot-tall red rose: these are just a few of the sculptures on display at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden May 27 – September 18, 2016, as part of Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks. Created with half-a-million LEGO bricks, the award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 27 sculptures in 14 displays throughout the Garden (view a map PDF). Cost is included in regular Garden admission. Many of the sculptures are larger than life and highlight the interconnectivity of all living things. For example, an oversized hummingbird and flower demonstrate concepts of co-evolution. A centerpiece sculpture of an Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly, built from 37,… Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird at Science Museum

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird supersonic jet, Speed unveils the mind-blowing intersection of motion and time across a world of science and technology – displaying audacious demonstrations of the superfast to the incredibly slow. Speed features over 50 exhibits with hundreds of unique experiences, including an interactive light race that travels along the ceiling of the striking 10,000 square-foot exhibition. The Speed experience is categorized into five major areas: Speed of Sound and Light Learn about super speeds and astounding technological advances that have taken us to some of the greatest places in the universe. Find out how to stay safe at Mach 3, see an actual Moon rock, touch a meteorite and find out what is so special about special relativity. Sports Speed Matters Uncover the speeds behind your favorite sports – from curling to badminton. Take a look at Michael Phelps’ racing cap, Arthur Ashe’s tennis racket and Jeff Burton’s NASCAR helmet as you discover the science behind some… Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. 2500 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220. For more info visit www.smv.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October 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. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

May 27 – September 18, 2016 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Extended summer hours on Thursday nights till 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5. Exhibit and related activities, exhibits and demos included with Garden admission Nature Connects logoA big bumblebee weighing 60 pounds; a dramatic dragonfly with a three-and-a-half-foot wingspan; and a soaring seven-foot-tall red rose: these are just a few of the sculptures on display at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden May 27 – September 18, 2016, as part of Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks. Created with half-a-million LEGO bricks, the award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 27 sculptures in 14 displays throughout the Garden (view a map PDF). Cost is included in regular Garden admission. Many of the sculptures are larger than life and highlight the interconnectivity of all living things. For example, an oversized hummingbird and flower demonstrate concepts of co-evolution. A centerpiece sculpture of an Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly, built from 37,… Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird at Science Museum

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird supersonic jet, Speed unveils the mind-blowing intersection of motion and time across a world of science and technology – displaying audacious demonstrations of the superfast to the incredibly slow. Speed features over 50 exhibits with hundreds of unique experiences, including an interactive light race that travels along the ceiling of the striking 10,000 square-foot exhibition. The Speed experience is categorized into five major areas: Speed of Sound and Light Learn about super speeds and astounding technological advances that have taken us to some of the greatest places in the universe. Find out how to stay safe at Mach 3, see an actual Moon rock, touch a meteorite and find out what is so special about special relativity. Sports Speed Matters Uncover the speeds behind your favorite sports – from curling to badminton. Take a look at Michael Phelps’ racing cap, Arthur Ashe’s tennis racket and Jeff Burton’s NASCAR helmet as you discover the science behind some… Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. 2500 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220. For more info visit www.smv.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October 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. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Original Richmond Walking Tour

Offered on Wednesdays & Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m. Tour the area, once the original town grid of Richmond, that drove industry and development of the city and now is an entertainment and recreation destination. Meet at the Valentine First Freedom Center, 14 South 14th Street. $15 per person $5 for Valentine Members Walk-ups welcome. Cash or check. On-street parking or in nearby pay lots/garages. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/2843. Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 14 S. 14th Street Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

May 27 – September 18, 2016 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Extended summer hours on Thursday nights till 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5. Exhibit and related activities, exhibits and demos included with Garden admission Nature Connects logoA big bumblebee weighing 60 pounds; a dramatic dragonfly with a three-and-a-half-foot wingspan; and a soaring seven-foot-tall red rose: these are just a few of the sculptures on display at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden May 27 – September 18, 2016, as part of Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks. Created with half-a-million LEGO bricks, the award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 27 sculptures in 14 displays throughout the Garden (view a map PDF). Cost is included in regular Garden admission. Many of the sculptures are larger than life and highlight the interconnectivity of all living things. For example, an oversized hummingbird and flower demonstrate concepts of co-evolution. A centerpiece sculpture of an Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly, built from 37,… Thursday, July 14, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird at Science Museum

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird supersonic jet, Speed unveils the mind-blowing intersection of motion and time across a world of science and technology – displaying audacious demonstrations of the superfast to the incredibly slow. Speed features over 50 exhibits with hundreds of unique experiences, including an interactive light race that travels along the ceiling of the striking 10,000 square-foot exhibition. The Speed experience is categorized into five major areas: Speed of Sound and Light Learn about super speeds and astounding technological advances that have taken us to some of the greatest places in the universe. Find out how to stay safe at Mach 3, see an actual Moon rock, touch a meteorite and find out what is so special about special relativity. Sports Speed Matters Uncover the speeds behind your favorite sports – from curling to badminton. Take a look at Michael Phelps’ racing cap, Arthur Ashe’s tennis racket and Jeff Burton’s NASCAR helmet as you discover the science behind some… Thursday, July 14, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. 2500 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220. For more info visit www.smv.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Thursday, July 14, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October 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. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Thursday, July 14, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Thursday, July 14, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.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 and more. Hardywood Food Truck Court runs from 5:30-9pm (the brewery is open until 10pm on Thursdays for new spring hours, last call 9:30) 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. More info: http://www.hardywood.com/content/hardywood-food-truck-court-opens-1. Thursday, July 14, 2016, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane. RIchmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

Community Conversation: Casting Kehinde Wiley’s World Stage at VMFA

Dr. Sarah Eckhardt, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Richard Woodward, Curator of African Art and Lanre Ajibola View the short films World Stage: Haiti (22:37 minutes) and World Stage: France (18:53 minutes) which chronicles artist Kehinde Wiley as he embarks on a cultural exploration of different countries including Haiti, Morocco, Republic of Congo among others. Following the films, curators Dr. Sarah Eckhardt and Dr. Richard Woodward will be joined in conversation by a special guest speaker, Lanre Ajibola, an analyst with a national financial institution and an avid fan of the museum who takes an interest in global cultural relationships. Free, tickets required. http://vmfa.museum/calendar/#AkQPM1WYh4PqfSFj.99. Thursday, July 14, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

"Dreamgirls" at Novmber Theatre at Virginia Rep

JUNE 24 – AUGUST 7, 2016 Winner of 6 Tony Awards! This megawatt Broadway crowd-pleaser electrifies the stage with Motown dreams and powerhouse voices. Loosely based on Diana Ross and the Supremes, the story follows the turbo-charged rise to fame of the Dreams. Starring Desirée Roots, Zuri Washington, and Felicia Curry. Single Tickets: $30 - $46 | Subscribers: $18 - $34 Free parking! Info & Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_dreamgirls.html. Thursday, July 14, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

May 27 – September 18, 2016 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Extended summer hours on Thursday nights till 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5. Exhibit and related activities, exhibits and demos included with Garden admission Nature Connects logoA big bumblebee weighing 60 pounds; a dramatic dragonfly with a three-and-a-half-foot wingspan; and a soaring seven-foot-tall red rose: these are just a few of the sculptures on display at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden May 27 – September 18, 2016, as part of Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks. Created with half-a-million LEGO bricks, the award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 27 sculptures in 14 displays throughout the Garden (view a map PDF). Cost is included in regular Garden admission. Many of the sculptures are larger than life and highlight the interconnectivity of all living things. For example, an oversized hummingbird and flower demonstrate concepts of co-evolution. A centerpiece sculpture of an Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly, built from 37,… Friday, July 15, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird at Science Museum

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird supersonic jet, Speed unveils the mind-blowing intersection of motion and time across a world of science and technology – displaying audacious demonstrations of the superfast to the incredibly slow. Speed features over 50 exhibits with hundreds of unique experiences, including an interactive light race that travels along the ceiling of the striking 10,000 square-foot exhibition. The Speed experience is categorized into five major areas: Speed of Sound and Light Learn about super speeds and astounding technological advances that have taken us to some of the greatest places in the universe. Find out how to stay safe at Mach 3, see an actual Moon rock, touch a meteorite and find out what is so special about special relativity. Sports Speed Matters Uncover the speeds behind your favorite sports – from curling to badminton. Take a look at Michael Phelps’ racing cap, Arthur Ashe’s tennis racket and Jeff Burton’s NASCAR helmet as you discover the science behind some… Friday, July 15, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. 2500 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220. For more info visit www.smv.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Friday, July 15, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October 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. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Friday, July 15, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Original Richmond Walking Tour

Offered on Wednesdays & Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m. Tour the area, once the original town grid of Richmond, that drove industry and development of the city and now is an entertainment and recreation destination. Meet at the Valentine First Freedom Center, 14 South 14th Street. $15 per person $5 for Valentine Members Walk-ups welcome. Cash or check. On-street parking or in nearby pay lots/garages. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/2843. Friday, July 15, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 14 S. 14th Street Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Friday, July 15, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

K95 CountryFest at Innsbrook Pavilion

For the past 15 years, K95 CountryFest has brought you artists like: Alabama, Trace Adkins, Randy Travis, Sugarland, Darius Rucker and so many more! Well, K95 is making the 16th Annual CountryFest the BIGGEST yet! Instead of just one day of great country music, we’ve decided to turn this heritage concert event into a two-day concert experience at the Innsbrook Pavilion, home of Innsbrook After Hours! Join K95 and thousands of RVA’s country music lovers at the Innsbrook Pavilion for two days of cold drinks, food, bull riding, family activities and music from Jake Owen with special guest Maddie & Tae on Friday, July 15th and Thomas Rhett on Saturday, July 16th! Tickets on sale NOW! More artists to be announced soon… and keep listening for your chance to win tickets! Details: http://www.k95countryfest.com/. Friday, July 15, 2016, 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 4901 Lake Brook Dr. Glen Allen, VA 23060. For more info visit www.k95countryfest.com.

"Dreamgirls" at Novmber Theatre at Virginia Rep

JUNE 24 – AUGUST 7, 2016 Winner of 6 Tony Awards! This megawatt Broadway crowd-pleaser electrifies the stage with Motown dreams and powerhouse voices. Loosely based on Diana Ross and the Supremes, the story follows the turbo-charged rise to fame of the Dreams. Starring Desirée Roots, Zuri Washington, and Felicia Curry. Single Tickets: $30 - $46 | Subscribers: $18 - $34 Free parking! Info & Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_dreamgirls.html. Friday, July 15, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.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, July 16, 2016, 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, July 16, 2016, 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, July 16, 2016, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 6000 Grove Avenue Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.saintstephensrichmond.net.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

May 27 – September 18, 2016 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Extended summer hours on Thursday nights till 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5. Exhibit and related activities, exhibits and demos included with Garden admission Nature Connects logoA big bumblebee weighing 60 pounds; a dramatic dragonfly with a three-and-a-half-foot wingspan; and a soaring seven-foot-tall red rose: these are just a few of the sculptures on display at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden May 27 – September 18, 2016, as part of Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks. Created with half-a-million LEGO bricks, the award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 27 sculptures in 14 displays throughout the Garden (view a map PDF). Cost is included in regular Garden admission. Many of the sculptures are larger than life and highlight the interconnectivity of all living things. For example, an oversized hummingbird and flower demonstrate concepts of co-evolution. A centerpiece sculpture of an Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly, built from 37,… Saturday, July 16, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird at Science Museum

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird supersonic jet, Speed unveils the mind-blowing intersection of motion and time across a world of science and technology – displaying audacious demonstrations of the superfast to the incredibly slow. Speed features over 50 exhibits with hundreds of unique experiences, including an interactive light race that travels along the ceiling of the striking 10,000 square-foot exhibition. The Speed experience is categorized into five major areas: Speed of Sound and Light Learn about super speeds and astounding technological advances that have taken us to some of the greatest places in the universe. Find out how to stay safe at Mach 3, see an actual Moon rock, touch a meteorite and find out what is so special about special relativity. Sports Speed Matters Uncover the speeds behind your favorite sports – from curling to badminton. Take a look at Michael Phelps’ racing cap, Arthur Ashe’s tennis racket and Jeff Burton’s NASCAR helmet as you discover the science behind some… Saturday, July 16, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. 2500 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220. For more info visit www.smv.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Saturday, July 16, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October 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. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Saturday, July 16, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

K95 CountryFest at Innsbrook Pavilion

For the past 15 years, K95 CountryFest has brought you artists like: Alabama, Trace Adkins, Randy Travis, Sugarland, Darius Rucker and so many more! Well, K95 is making the 16th Annual CountryFest the BIGGEST yet! Instead of just one day of great country music, we’ve decided to turn this heritage concert event into a two-day concert experience at the Innsbrook Pavilion, home of Innsbrook After Hours! Join K95 and thousands of RVA’s country music lovers at the Innsbrook Pavilion for two days of cold drinks, food, bull riding, family activities and music from Jake Owen with special guest Maddie & Tae on Friday, July 15th and Thomas Rhett on Saturday, July 16th! Tickets on sale NOW! More artists to be announced soon… and keep listening for your chance to win tickets! Details: http://www.k95countryfest.com/. Saturday, July 16, 2016, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 4901 Lake Brook Dr. Glen Allen, VA 23060. For more info visit www.k95countryfest.com.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Saturday, July 16, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

"Dreamgirls" at Novmber Theatre at Virginia Rep

JUNE 24 – AUGUST 7, 2016 Winner of 6 Tony Awards! This megawatt Broadway crowd-pleaser electrifies the stage with Motown dreams and powerhouse voices. Loosely based on Diana Ross and the Supremes, the story follows the turbo-charged rise to fame of the Dreams. Starring Desirée Roots, Zuri Washington, and Felicia Curry. Single Tickets: $30 - $46 | Subscribers: $18 - $34 Free parking! Info & Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_dreamgirls.html. Saturday, July 16, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

May 27 – September 18, 2016 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Extended summer hours on Thursday nights till 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5. Exhibit and related activities, exhibits and demos included with Garden admission Nature Connects logoA big bumblebee weighing 60 pounds; a dramatic dragonfly with a three-and-a-half-foot wingspan; and a soaring seven-foot-tall red rose: these are just a few of the sculptures on display at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden May 27 – September 18, 2016, as part of Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks. Created with half-a-million LEGO bricks, the award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 27 sculptures in 14 displays throughout the Garden (view a map PDF). Cost is included in regular Garden admission. Many of the sculptures are larger than life and highlight the interconnectivity of all living things. For example, an oversized hummingbird and flower demonstrate concepts of co-evolution. A centerpiece sculpture of an Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly, built from 37,… Sunday, July 17, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird at Science Museum

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird supersonic jet, Speed unveils the mind-blowing intersection of motion and time across a world of science and technology – displaying audacious demonstrations of the superfast to the incredibly slow. Speed features over 50 exhibits with hundreds of unique experiences, including an interactive light race that travels along the ceiling of the striking 10,000 square-foot exhibition. The Speed experience is categorized into five major areas: Speed of Sound and Light Learn about super speeds and astounding technological advances that have taken us to some of the greatest places in the universe. Find out how to stay safe at Mach 3, see an actual Moon rock, touch a meteorite and find out what is so special about special relativity. Sports Speed Matters Uncover the speeds behind your favorite sports – from curling to badminton. Take a look at Michael Phelps’ racing cap, Arthur Ashe’s tennis racket and Jeff Burton’s NASCAR helmet as you discover the science behind some… Sunday, July 17, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. 2500 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220. For more info visit www.smv.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Sunday, July 17, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

"Dreamgirls" at Novmber Theatre at Virginia Rep

JUNE 24 – AUGUST 7, 2016 Winner of 6 Tony Awards! This megawatt Broadway crowd-pleaser electrifies the stage with Motown dreams and powerhouse voices. Loosely based on Diana Ross and the Supremes, the story follows the turbo-charged rise to fame of the Dreams. Starring Desirée Roots, Zuri Washington, and Felicia Curry. Single Tickets: $30 - $46 | Subscribers: $18 - $34 Free parking! Info & Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_dreamgirls.html. Sunday, July 17, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Sunday, July 17, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

May 27 – September 18, 2016 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Extended summer hours on Thursday nights till 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5. Exhibit and related activities, exhibits and demos included with Garden admission Nature Connects logoA big bumblebee weighing 60 pounds; a dramatic dragonfly with a three-and-a-half-foot wingspan; and a soaring seven-foot-tall red rose: these are just a few of the sculptures on display at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden May 27 – September 18, 2016, as part of Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks. Created with half-a-million LEGO bricks, the award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 27 sculptures in 14 displays throughout the Garden (view a map PDF). Cost is included in regular Garden admission. Many of the sculptures are larger than life and highlight the interconnectivity of all living things. For example, an oversized hummingbird and flower demonstrate concepts of co-evolution. A centerpiece sculpture of an Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly, built from 37,… Monday, July 18, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird at Science Museum

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird supersonic jet, Speed unveils the mind-blowing intersection of motion and time across a world of science and technology – displaying audacious demonstrations of the superfast to the incredibly slow. Speed features over 50 exhibits with hundreds of unique experiences, including an interactive light race that travels along the ceiling of the striking 10,000 square-foot exhibition. The Speed experience is categorized into five major areas: Speed of Sound and Light Learn about super speeds and astounding technological advances that have taken us to some of the greatest places in the universe. Find out how to stay safe at Mach 3, see an actual Moon rock, touch a meteorite and find out what is so special about special relativity. Sports Speed Matters Uncover the speeds behind your favorite sports – from curling to badminton. Take a look at Michael Phelps’ racing cap, Arthur Ashe’s tennis racket and Jeff Burton’s NASCAR helmet as you discover the science behind some… Monday, July 18, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. 2500 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220. For more info visit www.smv.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October 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. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Monday, July 18, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

May 27 – September 18, 2016 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Extended summer hours on Thursday nights till 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5. Exhibit and related activities, exhibits and demos included with Garden admission Nature Connects logoA big bumblebee weighing 60 pounds; a dramatic dragonfly with a three-and-a-half-foot wingspan; and a soaring seven-foot-tall red rose: these are just a few of the sculptures on display at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden May 27 – September 18, 2016, as part of Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks. Created with half-a-million LEGO bricks, the award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 27 sculptures in 14 displays throughout the Garden (view a map PDF). Cost is included in regular Garden admission. Many of the sculptures are larger than life and highlight the interconnectivity of all living things. For example, an oversized hummingbird and flower demonstrate concepts of co-evolution. A centerpiece sculpture of an Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly, built from 37,… Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird at Science Museum

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird supersonic jet, Speed unveils the mind-blowing intersection of motion and time across a world of science and technology – displaying audacious demonstrations of the superfast to the incredibly slow. Speed features over 50 exhibits with hundreds of unique experiences, including an interactive light race that travels along the ceiling of the striking 10,000 square-foot exhibition. The Speed experience is categorized into five major areas: Speed of Sound and Light Learn about super speeds and astounding technological advances that have taken us to some of the greatest places in the universe. Find out how to stay safe at Mach 3, see an actual Moon rock, touch a meteorite and find out what is so special about special relativity. Sports Speed Matters Uncover the speeds behind your favorite sports – from curling to badminton. Take a look at Michael Phelps’ racing cap, Arthur Ashe’s tennis racket and Jeff Burton’s NASCAR helmet as you discover the science behind some… Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. 2500 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220. For more info visit www.smv.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October 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. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

May 27 – September 18, 2016 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Extended summer hours on Thursday nights till 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5. Exhibit and related activities, exhibits and demos included with Garden admission Nature Connects logoA big bumblebee weighing 60 pounds; a dramatic dragonfly with a three-and-a-half-foot wingspan; and a soaring seven-foot-tall red rose: these are just a few of the sculptures on display at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden May 27 – September 18, 2016, as part of Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks. Created with half-a-million LEGO bricks, the award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 27 sculptures in 14 displays throughout the Garden (view a map PDF). Cost is included in regular Garden admission. Many of the sculptures are larger than life and highlight the interconnectivity of all living things. For example, an oversized hummingbird and flower demonstrate concepts of co-evolution. A centerpiece sculpture of an Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly, built from 37,… Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird at Science Museum

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird supersonic jet, Speed unveils the mind-blowing intersection of motion and time across a world of science and technology – displaying audacious demonstrations of the superfast to the incredibly slow. Speed features over 50 exhibits with hundreds of unique experiences, including an interactive light race that travels along the ceiling of the striking 10,000 square-foot exhibition. The Speed experience is categorized into five major areas: Speed of Sound and Light Learn about super speeds and astounding technological advances that have taken us to some of the greatest places in the universe. Find out how to stay safe at Mach 3, see an actual Moon rock, touch a meteorite and find out what is so special about special relativity. Sports Speed Matters Uncover the speeds behind your favorite sports – from curling to badminton. Take a look at Michael Phelps’ racing cap, Arthur Ashe’s tennis racket and Jeff Burton’s NASCAR helmet as you discover the science behind some… Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. 2500 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220. For more info visit www.smv.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October 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. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Original Richmond Walking Tour

Offered on Wednesdays & Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m. Tour the area, once the original town grid of Richmond, that drove industry and development of the city and now is an entertainment and recreation destination. Meet at the Valentine First Freedom Center, 14 South 14th Street. $15 per person $5 for Valentine Members Walk-ups welcome. Cash or check. On-street parking or in nearby pay lots/garages. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/2843. Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 14 S. 14th Street Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

"Dreamgirls" at Novmber Theatre at Virginia Rep

JUNE 24 – AUGUST 7, 2016 Winner of 6 Tony Awards! This megawatt Broadway crowd-pleaser electrifies the stage with Motown dreams and powerhouse voices. Loosely based on Diana Ross and the Supremes, the story follows the turbo-charged rise to fame of the Dreams. Starring Desirée Roots, Zuri Washington, and Felicia Curry. Single Tickets: $30 - $46 | Subscribers: $18 - $34 Free parking! Info & Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_dreamgirls.html. Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

May 27 – September 18, 2016 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Extended summer hours on Thursday nights till 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5. Exhibit and related activities, exhibits and demos included with Garden admission Nature Connects logoA big bumblebee weighing 60 pounds; a dramatic dragonfly with a three-and-a-half-foot wingspan; and a soaring seven-foot-tall red rose: these are just a few of the sculptures on display at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden May 27 – September 18, 2016, as part of Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks. Created with half-a-million LEGO bricks, the award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 27 sculptures in 14 displays throughout the Garden (view a map PDF). Cost is included in regular Garden admission. Many of the sculptures are larger than life and highlight the interconnectivity of all living things. For example, an oversized hummingbird and flower demonstrate concepts of co-evolution. A centerpiece sculpture of an Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly, built from 37,… Thursday, July 21, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird at Science Museum

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird supersonic jet, Speed unveils the mind-blowing intersection of motion and time across a world of science and technology – displaying audacious demonstrations of the superfast to the incredibly slow. Speed features over 50 exhibits with hundreds of unique experiences, including an interactive light race that travels along the ceiling of the striking 10,000 square-foot exhibition. The Speed experience is categorized into five major areas: Speed of Sound and Light Learn about super speeds and astounding technological advances that have taken us to some of the greatest places in the universe. Find out how to stay safe at Mach 3, see an actual Moon rock, touch a meteorite and find out what is so special about special relativity. Sports Speed Matters Uncover the speeds behind your favorite sports – from curling to badminton. Take a look at Michael Phelps’ racing cap, Arthur Ashe’s tennis racket and Jeff Burton’s NASCAR helmet as you discover the science behind some… Thursday, July 21, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. 2500 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220. For more info visit www.smv.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Thursday, July 21, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October 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. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Thursday, July 21, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Thursday, July 21, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.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 and more. Hardywood Food Truck Court runs from 5:30-9pm (the brewery is open until 10pm on Thursdays for new spring hours, last call 9:30) 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. More info: http://www.hardywood.com/content/hardywood-food-truck-court-opens-1. Thursday, July 21, 2016, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane. RIchmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

"Dreamgirls" at Novmber Theatre at Virginia Rep

JUNE 24 – AUGUST 7, 2016 Winner of 6 Tony Awards! This megawatt Broadway crowd-pleaser electrifies the stage with Motown dreams and powerhouse voices. Loosely based on Diana Ross and the Supremes, the story follows the turbo-charged rise to fame of the Dreams. Starring Desirée Roots, Zuri Washington, and Felicia Curry. Single Tickets: $30 - $46 | Subscribers: $18 - $34 Free parking! Info & Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_dreamgirls.html. Thursday, July 21, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

May 27 – September 18, 2016 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Extended summer hours on Thursday nights till 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5. Exhibit and related activities, exhibits and demos included with Garden admission Nature Connects logoA big bumblebee weighing 60 pounds; a dramatic dragonfly with a three-and-a-half-foot wingspan; and a soaring seven-foot-tall red rose: these are just a few of the sculptures on display at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden May 27 – September 18, 2016, as part of Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks. Created with half-a-million LEGO bricks, the award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 27 sculptures in 14 displays throughout the Garden (view a map PDF). Cost is included in regular Garden admission. Many of the sculptures are larger than life and highlight the interconnectivity of all living things. For example, an oversized hummingbird and flower demonstrate concepts of co-evolution. A centerpiece sculpture of an Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly, built from 37,… Friday, July 22, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird at Science Museum

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird supersonic jet, Speed unveils the mind-blowing intersection of motion and time across a world of science and technology – displaying audacious demonstrations of the superfast to the incredibly slow. Speed features over 50 exhibits with hundreds of unique experiences, including an interactive light race that travels along the ceiling of the striking 10,000 square-foot exhibition. The Speed experience is categorized into five major areas: Speed of Sound and Light Learn about super speeds and astounding technological advances that have taken us to some of the greatest places in the universe. Find out how to stay safe at Mach 3, see an actual Moon rock, touch a meteorite and find out what is so special about special relativity. Sports Speed Matters Uncover the speeds behind your favorite sports – from curling to badminton. Take a look at Michael Phelps’ racing cap, Arthur Ashe’s tennis racket and Jeff Burton’s NASCAR helmet as you discover the science behind some… Friday, July 22, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. 2500 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220. For more info visit www.smv.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Friday, July 22, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October 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. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Friday, July 22, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Original Richmond Walking Tour

Offered on Wednesdays & Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m. Tour the area, once the original town grid of Richmond, that drove industry and development of the city and now is an entertainment and recreation destination. Meet at the Valentine First Freedom Center, 14 South 14th Street. $15 per person $5 for Valentine Members Walk-ups welcome. Cash or check. On-street parking or in nearby pay lots/garages. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/2843. Friday, July 22, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 14 S. 14th Street Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Friday, July 22, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

"Dreamgirls" at Novmber Theatre at Virginia Rep

JUNE 24 – AUGUST 7, 2016 Winner of 6 Tony Awards! This megawatt Broadway crowd-pleaser electrifies the stage with Motown dreams and powerhouse voices. Loosely based on Diana Ross and the Supremes, the story follows the turbo-charged rise to fame of the Dreams. Starring Desirée Roots, Zuri Washington, and Felicia Curry. Single Tickets: $30 - $46 | Subscribers: $18 - $34 Free parking! Info & Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_dreamgirls.html. Friday, July 22, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.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, July 23, 2016, 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, July 23, 2016, 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, July 23, 2016, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 6000 Grove Avenue Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.saintstephensrichmond.net.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

May 27 – September 18, 2016 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Extended summer hours on Thursday nights till 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5. Exhibit and related activities, exhibits and demos included with Garden admission Nature Connects logoA big bumblebee weighing 60 pounds; a dramatic dragonfly with a three-and-a-half-foot wingspan; and a soaring seven-foot-tall red rose: these are just a few of the sculptures on display at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden May 27 – September 18, 2016, as part of Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks. Created with half-a-million LEGO bricks, the award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 27 sculptures in 14 displays throughout the Garden (view a map PDF). Cost is included in regular Garden admission. Many of the sculptures are larger than life and highlight the interconnectivity of all living things. For example, an oversized hummingbird and flower demonstrate concepts of co-evolution. A centerpiece sculpture of an Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly, built from 37,… Saturday, July 23, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird at Science Museum

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird supersonic jet, Speed unveils the mind-blowing intersection of motion and time across a world of science and technology – displaying audacious demonstrations of the superfast to the incredibly slow. Speed features over 50 exhibits with hundreds of unique experiences, including an interactive light race that travels along the ceiling of the striking 10,000 square-foot exhibition. The Speed experience is categorized into five major areas: Speed of Sound and Light Learn about super speeds and astounding technological advances that have taken us to some of the greatest places in the universe. Find out how to stay safe at Mach 3, see an actual Moon rock, touch a meteorite and find out what is so special about special relativity. Sports Speed Matters Uncover the speeds behind your favorite sports – from curling to badminton. Take a look at Michael Phelps’ racing cap, Arthur Ashe’s tennis racket and Jeff Burton’s NASCAR helmet as you discover the science behind some… Saturday, July 23, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. 2500 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220. For more info visit www.smv.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October 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. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

"Dreamgirls" at Novmber Theatre at Virginia Rep

JUNE 24 – AUGUST 7, 2016 Winner of 6 Tony Awards! This megawatt Broadway crowd-pleaser electrifies the stage with Motown dreams and powerhouse voices. Loosely based on Diana Ross and the Supremes, the story follows the turbo-charged rise to fame of the Dreams. Starring Desirée Roots, Zuri Washington, and Felicia Curry. Single Tickets: $30 - $46 | Subscribers: $18 - $34 Free parking! Info & Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_dreamgirls.html. Saturday, July 23, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

May 27 – September 18, 2016 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Extended summer hours on Thursday nights till 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5. Exhibit and related activities, exhibits and demos included with Garden admission Nature Connects logoA big bumblebee weighing 60 pounds; a dramatic dragonfly with a three-and-a-half-foot wingspan; and a soaring seven-foot-tall red rose: these are just a few of the sculptures on display at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden May 27 – September 18, 2016, as part of Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks. Created with half-a-million LEGO bricks, the award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 27 sculptures in 14 displays throughout the Garden (view a map PDF). Cost is included in regular Garden admission. Many of the sculptures are larger than life and highlight the interconnectivity of all living things. For example, an oversized hummingbird and flower demonstrate concepts of co-evolution. A centerpiece sculpture of an Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly, built from 37,… Sunday, July 24, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird at Science Museum

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird supersonic jet, Speed unveils the mind-blowing intersection of motion and time across a world of science and technology – displaying audacious demonstrations of the superfast to the incredibly slow. Speed features over 50 exhibits with hundreds of unique experiences, including an interactive light race that travels along the ceiling of the striking 10,000 square-foot exhibition. The Speed experience is categorized into five major areas: Speed of Sound and Light Learn about super speeds and astounding technological advances that have taken us to some of the greatest places in the universe. Find out how to stay safe at Mach 3, see an actual Moon rock, touch a meteorite and find out what is so special about special relativity. Sports Speed Matters Uncover the speeds behind your favorite sports – from curling to badminton. Take a look at Michael Phelps’ racing cap, Arthur Ashe’s tennis racket and Jeff Burton’s NASCAR helmet as you discover the science behind some… Sunday, July 24, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. 2500 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220. For more info visit www.smv.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Sunday, July 24, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

"Dreamgirls" at Novmber Theatre at Virginia Rep

JUNE 24 – AUGUST 7, 2016 Winner of 6 Tony Awards! This megawatt Broadway crowd-pleaser electrifies the stage with Motown dreams and powerhouse voices. Loosely based on Diana Ross and the Supremes, the story follows the turbo-charged rise to fame of the Dreams. Starring Desirée Roots, Zuri Washington, and Felicia Curry. Single Tickets: $30 - $46 | Subscribers: $18 - $34 Free parking! Info & Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_dreamgirls.html. Sunday, July 24, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Sunday, July 24, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

May 27 – September 18, 2016 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Extended summer hours on Thursday nights till 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5. Exhibit and related activities, exhibits and demos included with Garden admission Nature Connects logoA big bumblebee weighing 60 pounds; a dramatic dragonfly with a three-and-a-half-foot wingspan; and a soaring seven-foot-tall red rose: these are just a few of the sculptures on display at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden May 27 – September 18, 2016, as part of Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks. Created with half-a-million LEGO bricks, the award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 27 sculptures in 14 displays throughout the Garden (view a map PDF). Cost is included in regular Garden admission. Many of the sculptures are larger than life and highlight the interconnectivity of all living things. For example, an oversized hummingbird and flower demonstrate concepts of co-evolution. A centerpiece sculpture of an Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly, built from 37,… Monday, July 25, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird at Science Museum

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird supersonic jet, Speed unveils the mind-blowing intersection of motion and time across a world of science and technology – displaying audacious demonstrations of the superfast to the incredibly slow. Speed features over 50 exhibits with hundreds of unique experiences, including an interactive light race that travels along the ceiling of the striking 10,000 square-foot exhibition. The Speed experience is categorized into five major areas: Speed of Sound and Light Learn about super speeds and astounding technological advances that have taken us to some of the greatest places in the universe. Find out how to stay safe at Mach 3, see an actual Moon rock, touch a meteorite and find out what is so special about special relativity. Sports Speed Matters Uncover the speeds behind your favorite sports – from curling to badminton. Take a look at Michael Phelps’ racing cap, Arthur Ashe’s tennis racket and Jeff Burton’s NASCAR helmet as you discover the science behind some… Monday, July 25, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. 2500 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220. For more info visit www.smv.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October 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. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Monday, July 25, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

May 27 – September 18, 2016 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Extended summer hours on Thursday nights till 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5. Exhibit and related activities, exhibits and demos included with Garden admission Nature Connects logoA big bumblebee weighing 60 pounds; a dramatic dragonfly with a three-and-a-half-foot wingspan; and a soaring seven-foot-tall red rose: these are just a few of the sculptures on display at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden May 27 – September 18, 2016, as part of Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks. Created with half-a-million LEGO bricks, the award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 27 sculptures in 14 displays throughout the Garden (view a map PDF). Cost is included in regular Garden admission. Many of the sculptures are larger than life and highlight the interconnectivity of all living things. For example, an oversized hummingbird and flower demonstrate concepts of co-evolution. A centerpiece sculpture of an Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly, built from 37,… Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird at Science Museum

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird supersonic jet, Speed unveils the mind-blowing intersection of motion and time across a world of science and technology – displaying audacious demonstrations of the superfast to the incredibly slow. Speed features over 50 exhibits with hundreds of unique experiences, including an interactive light race that travels along the ceiling of the striking 10,000 square-foot exhibition. The Speed experience is categorized into five major areas: Speed of Sound and Light Learn about super speeds and astounding technological advances that have taken us to some of the greatest places in the universe. Find out how to stay safe at Mach 3, see an actual Moon rock, touch a meteorite and find out what is so special about special relativity. Sports Speed Matters Uncover the speeds behind your favorite sports – from curling to badminton. Take a look at Michael Phelps’ racing cap, Arthur Ashe’s tennis racket and Jeff Burton’s NASCAR helmet as you discover the science behind some… Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. 2500 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220. For more info visit www.smv.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October 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. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

May 27 – September 18, 2016 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Extended summer hours on Thursday nights till 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5. Exhibit and related activities, exhibits and demos included with Garden admission Nature Connects logoA big bumblebee weighing 60 pounds; a dramatic dragonfly with a three-and-a-half-foot wingspan; and a soaring seven-foot-tall red rose: these are just a few of the sculptures on display at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden May 27 – September 18, 2016, as part of Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks. Created with half-a-million LEGO bricks, the award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 27 sculptures in 14 displays throughout the Garden (view a map PDF). Cost is included in regular Garden admission. Many of the sculptures are larger than life and highlight the interconnectivity of all living things. For example, an oversized hummingbird and flower demonstrate concepts of co-evolution. A centerpiece sculpture of an Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly, built from 37,… Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird at Science Museum

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird supersonic jet, Speed unveils the mind-blowing intersection of motion and time across a world of science and technology – displaying audacious demonstrations of the superfast to the incredibly slow. Speed features over 50 exhibits with hundreds of unique experiences, including an interactive light race that travels along the ceiling of the striking 10,000 square-foot exhibition. The Speed experience is categorized into five major areas: Speed of Sound and Light Learn about super speeds and astounding technological advances that have taken us to some of the greatest places in the universe. Find out how to stay safe at Mach 3, see an actual Moon rock, touch a meteorite and find out what is so special about special relativity. Sports Speed Matters Uncover the speeds behind your favorite sports – from curling to badminton. Take a look at Michael Phelps’ racing cap, Arthur Ashe’s tennis racket and Jeff Burton’s NASCAR helmet as you discover the science behind some… Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. 2500 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220. For more info visit www.smv.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October 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. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Original Richmond Walking Tour

Offered on Wednesdays & Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m. Tour the area, once the original town grid of Richmond, that drove industry and development of the city and now is an entertainment and recreation destination. Meet at the Valentine First Freedom Center, 14 South 14th Street. $15 per person $5 for Valentine Members Walk-ups welcome. Cash or check. On-street parking or in nearby pay lots/garages. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/2843. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 14 S. 14th Street Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

"Revisiting the Lost Cause: The Origins and Impact of the Confederate Memory of the Civil War" by Gary W. Gallagher at Virginia Historical Society

Former Confederates faced a difficult challenge in explaining secession and their catastrophic defeat following Appomattox. How could they justify actions that cost the lives of at least one in four of their white military-age population, destroyed their slavery-based social system, and left much of the southern economy in ruins? This lecture explores the basic elements of the Lost Cause interpretation, its principal architects, its impact during the lives of the wartime generation, and the degree to which it influenced popular understanding of the conflict through the twentieth century and down to the present. Gary W. Gallagher is the John L. Nau III Professor in the History of the American Civil War at the University of Virginia and the author and editor of many books and articles, including Becoming Confederates: Paths to a New National Loyalty (2013) and, with Caroline E. Janney, Cold Harbor to the Crater: The End of the Overland Campaign (2015). More info: http://www.vahistorical.org/events/program… Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. 428 N. Boulevard RIchmond, VA. For more info visit www.vahistorical.org.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

May 27 – September 18, 2016 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Extended summer hours on Thursday nights till 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5. Exhibit and related activities, exhibits and demos included with Garden admission Nature Connects logoA big bumblebee weighing 60 pounds; a dramatic dragonfly with a three-and-a-half-foot wingspan; and a soaring seven-foot-tall red rose: these are just a few of the sculptures on display at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden May 27 – September 18, 2016, as part of Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks. Created with half-a-million LEGO bricks, the award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 27 sculptures in 14 displays throughout the Garden (view a map PDF). Cost is included in regular Garden admission. Many of the sculptures are larger than life and highlight the interconnectivity of all living things. For example, an oversized hummingbird and flower demonstrate concepts of co-evolution. A centerpiece sculpture of an Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly, built from 37,… Thursday, July 28, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird at Science Museum

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird supersonic jet, Speed unveils the mind-blowing intersection of motion and time across a world of science and technology – displaying audacious demonstrations of the superfast to the incredibly slow. Speed features over 50 exhibits with hundreds of unique experiences, including an interactive light race that travels along the ceiling of the striking 10,000 square-foot exhibition. The Speed experience is categorized into five major areas: Speed of Sound and Light Learn about super speeds and astounding technological advances that have taken us to some of the greatest places in the universe. Find out how to stay safe at Mach 3, see an actual Moon rock, touch a meteorite and find out what is so special about special relativity. Sports Speed Matters Uncover the speeds behind your favorite sports – from curling to badminton. Take a look at Michael Phelps’ racing cap, Arthur Ashe’s tennis racket and Jeff Burton’s NASCAR helmet as you discover the science behind some… Thursday, July 28, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. 2500 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220. For more info visit www.smv.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October 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. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.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 and more. Hardywood Food Truck Court runs from 5:30-9pm (the brewery is open until 10pm on Thursdays for new spring hours, last call 9:30) 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. More info: http://www.hardywood.com/content/hardywood-food-truck-court-opens-1. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane. RIchmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

"Dreamgirls" at Novmber Theatre at Virginia Rep

JUNE 24 – AUGUST 7, 2016 Winner of 6 Tony Awards! This megawatt Broadway crowd-pleaser electrifies the stage with Motown dreams and powerhouse voices. Loosely based on Diana Ross and the Supremes, the story follows the turbo-charged rise to fame of the Dreams. Starring Desirée Roots, Zuri Washington, and Felicia Curry. Single Tickets: $30 - $46 | Subscribers: $18 - $34 Free parking! Info & Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_dreamgirls.html. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.