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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, May 28, 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, May 28, 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, May 28, 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, May 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… Saturday, May 28, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. 2500 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220. For more info visit www.smv.org.

"E.T. the Extra Terrestrial" – 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/events-calendar/ 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, May 28, 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, May 28, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Forest Hill Bicycle Tour

This vibrant and architecturally diverse south of the James neighborhood was once an amusement park at the end of a trolley line. Meet at the stone house in Forest Hill Park. Guests must provide their own bike. Reservations required, (804) 649-0711 ext. 301. $15 per person $5 for Valentine Members Reservations are required. Space is limited. Info: http://thevalentine.org/calendar/bicycle-tour-forest-hill#sthash.x72gdKpW.dpuf. Saturday, May 28, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. W. 41st and Springhill Ave. Richmond VA 23225. 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, May 28, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

29th Annual Mattaponi Pow-Wow & Festival

Food • Jewelry • Demonstrations • Crafts 10,000 years of history… Honoring the past… 400 years of survival… Building the future… Drum Competition 1st place $800 • 2nd place $500 • 3rd place $200 Adult Dance Specials $100 Winner Take All Men’s Northern/Southern • Woman’s Northern/Southern Men’s Grass/Fancy • Woman’s Jingle/Fancy Drummers and Dancers must register. No entry fee to compete. Drums must have a minimum of 5 drummers to compete. Grounds open 10AM to 5PM Grand Entry: Saturday at Noon • Sunday at 1PM Adults: $5.00 • Children (6 – 12): $3.00 All proceeds support The Upper Mattaponi Indian Tribe. https://www.facebook.com/events/953670704728211/. Saturday, May 28, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 13476 King William Rd. King William County, VA. For more info visit www.uppermattaponi.org.

Gallmeyer Farms Strawberry Fields Festival

Saturday May 28 Sunday May 29 and MONDAY MAY 30, 2016 ● FREE admission & FREE parking ● Fresh local strawberries (pick your own or pre-picked) and spring vegetables available ● Live music FREE LIVE MUSIC lineup for Saturday May 28,2016 10:30am Hammer Down 12:15pm CMA Recording artist Danny Kinsey and Cedar Creek 02:00pm CMA Recording artist Danny Kinsey and Cedar Creek 03:45pm Heart of Country https://www.reverbnation.com/cedarcreekband ● Craft vendors & local businesses ● Hay rides & pony rides ● Activities for all ages ● Food vendors ● Coolers, chairs & picnics welcome PLEASE LEAVE YOUR FURRY FRIENDS AT HOME Info: https://www.facebook.com/GallmeyerFarms http://gallmeyerfarms.com/. Saturday, May 28, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 3622 Darbytown Ct Richmond, Virginia. For more info visit www.facebook.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, May 28, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Church Hill: From Spies to Pies Food Tour

Church Hill has a storied past and its future looks brighter than ever with a revitalized culinary scene that includes The Roosevelt, Dutch & Company, Sub Rosa Bakery, Proper Pie Co. WPA Bakery, Patrick Henry Pub, Anthony’s on the Hill, Alamo BBQ (we know it’s on Union Hill!) and the place that started it all, The Hill Cafe. We’ll stop and sample at several. Tickets are $55 inclusive of ticketing fee and are available here. http://realrichmondva.com/. Saturday, May 28, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 1217 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit realrichmondva.com.

Lady God, California Death & Cherry Pits w. DJ Timmy Timmy Timmy at Hardywood

CHERRY PITS powerpop influenced sleazeball punk http://www.cherrypits.bandcamp.com California Death RVA outfit rocking dream-pop-indie-post-punk http://www.californiadeath.bandcamp.com Lady God The mercurial psychiatric rock quartet from Richmond, Virginia. Bristling surf guitar, webby bass lines, and sneering dual vocals compose an oddly satisfying vintage rock n’ roll salad we call “Slink.” http://www.meetladygod.bandcamp.com The tasting room opens at 2pm with a selection of seasonal drafts and Smokie JOE'S BBQ, Espresso A Go Go Catering and JKOGI. Live music and vinyl sets from Hardywood's DJ TimmyTImmyTimmy, rock schlock gold from 1050-1969 and beyond, starting at 5:00pm. More info: http://www.hardywood.com/content/lady-god-california-death-cherry-pits-w-dj-timmy-timmy-timmy. Saturday, May 28, 2016, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane. RIchmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

Richmond Kickers v. FC Montreal at City Stadium

“Our attendance at City Stadium has increased 50% over the last two seasons,” commented Leigh Cowlishaw, Richmond Kickers Director of Soccer. “More and more people in the city are talking about the atmosphere and experiencing the entertainment the Kickers have to offer. Our goal is still to make Kickers games the number one sporting event in Richmond and to replicate the energy, enthusiasm, passion and electric atmosphere we are seeing in MLS and USL cities across the USA.” $7-$12. http://www.richmondkickers.com Experience the authentic atmosphere at City Stadium when the USL season kicks off March 26. Richmond Kickers Season Tickets include 15 USL matches guaranteed, 50-75% off match day prices, exclusive invitations, merchandise discounts and VIP benefits. Guaranteed to see all regular season, US Open Cup and playoff games for the best possible pricing, Kickers Season Tickets are a fantastic way to get together with friends, family and colleagues for an unforgettable entertainment experience. Saturday, May 28, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 3201 Maplewood Ave.. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondkickers.com.

Ali Siddiq at Funny Bone

Many comedians are courageous, but it takes a special type of spirit to begin your stand-up career while in prison. Ali Siddiq has just that type spirit. He stood in front of a judgmental crowd and petitioned for their time and attention and has been captivating audiences ever since. Headlining multiple US Comedy Clubs and others around the world Ali has shown his ability to engage diverse audiences leaving many on their feet talking everything from fatherhood, politics, grocery shopping and education to Nigerian stripper associations. The most recent winner of Comedy Central’s Up Next Competition Houston’s Ali has appeared on Showtime’s Ladies Night Out Tour, Centric’s 2014 All Star Taping, BET’s Comic View and HBO’s Def Comedy Jam. Thursday - 7:30 PM - $12.00 Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $15.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM 9:30 PM - $15.00 Sunday - 7:00 PM - $12.00. Saturday, May 28, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybonecentral.com.

ilyAIMY at Ashland Coffee & Tea

A decade+ as ilyAIMY (i love you And I Miss You), Rob Hinkal and Heather Aubrey Lloyd have played everything from bait shops to biker weeks to clothing-optional resorts all over the country. Their energetic brand of new folk is a hit at the Kerrville Folk Festival, National Association for Campus Activities, the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance and the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, where they were voted Most-Wanted Artists. Most recently, they areWashington Area Music Association Winners for Best Contemporary Folk Group. They engage audiences with humor and award-winning narrative songs that use guitar and djembe to highlight an unforgettably soulful and powerful female vocalist, and guitar work that challenges the idea of “acoustic.” The alternative edges are softened with cello and lush harmony, making ilyAIMY “a welcome jolt”and “an acoustically roiling, combustible attack on the usual singer/songwriter fare,” say reviewers. $10. Info: http://ashlandcoffeeandtea.com/events/ilyaimy. Saturday, May 28, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

The J.O.B. at The Tin Pan

The J.O.B. was formed by Jim O'Ferrell (acoustic guitar & vocals) and Jason Crawford (electric guitar) when O'Ferrell returned from the War in Iraq in 2008. Originally intended as a vehicle from which to record the powerful songs Jim had written between missions as a soldier during the war, the band has evolved into a compelling alternative rock band with a music portfolio including 4 albums and three Top 40 songs. Rounding out this four-piece group are Len DuPilka on fretless electric bass and Eric Bandy on the drummer's throne. $10 Details: http://www.tinpanrva.com/event/1126957-job-richmond/. Saturday, May 28, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 8982 Quoccasin Road Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.tinpanrva.com.

Camp Howard, Spooky Cool, Recluse Raccoon, & Lance Bangs at The Camel

$7. Info: http://www.thecamel.org/event/1171073-camp-howard-spooky-cool-richmond/. Saturday, May 28, 2016, 9:00 PM – Sunday, May 29, 2016, 12:00 AM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Ali Siddiq at Funny Bone

Many comedians are courageous, but it takes a special type of spirit to begin your stand-up career while in prison. Ali Siddiq has just that type spirit. He stood in front of a judgmental crowd and petitioned for their time and attention and has been captivating audiences ever since. Headlining multiple US Comedy Clubs and others around the world Ali has shown his ability to engage diverse audiences leaving many on their feet talking everything from fatherhood, politics, grocery shopping and education to Nigerian stripper associations. The most recent winner of Comedy Central’s Up Next Competition Houston’s Ali has appeared on Showtime’s Ladies Night Out Tour, Centric’s 2014 All Star Taping, BET’s Comic View and HBO’s Def Comedy Jam. Thursday - 7:30 PM - $12.00 Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $15.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM 9:30 PM - $15.00 Sunday - 7:00 PM - $12.00. Saturday, May 28, 2016, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybonecentral.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,… Sunday, May 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… Sunday, May 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. Sunday, May 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

29th Annual Mattaponi Pow-Wow & Festival

Food • Jewelry • Demonstrations • Crafts 10,000 years of history… Honoring the past… 400 years of survival… Building the future… Drum Competition 1st place $800 • 2nd place $500 • 3rd place $200 Adult Dance Specials $100 Winner Take All Men’s Northern/Southern • Woman’s Northern/Southern Men’s Grass/Fancy • Woman’s Jingle/Fancy Drummers and Dancers must register. No entry fee to compete. Drums must have a minimum of 5 drummers to compete. Grounds open 10AM to 5PM Grand Entry: Saturday at Noon • Sunday at 1PM Adults: $5.00 • Children (6 – 12): $3.00 All proceeds support The Upper Mattaponi Indian Tribe. https://www.facebook.com/events/953670704728211/. Sunday, May 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 13476 King William Rd. King William County, VA. For more info visit www.uppermattaponi.org.

Gallmeyer Farms Strawberry Fields Festival

Saturday May 28 Sunday May 29 and MONDAY MAY 30, 2016 ● FREE admission & FREE parking ● Fresh local strawberries (pick your own or pre-picked) and spring vegetables available ● Live music FREE LIVE MUSIC lineup for Saturday May 28,2016 10:30am Hammer Down 12:15pm CMA Recording artist Danny Kinsey and Cedar Creek 02:00pm CMA Recording artist Danny Kinsey and Cedar Creek 03:45pm Heart of Country https://www.reverbnation.com/cedarcreekband ● Craft vendors & local businesses ● Hay rides & pony rides ● Activities for all ages ● Food vendors ● Coolers, chairs & picnics welcome PLEASE LEAVE YOUR FURRY FRIENDS AT HOME Info: https://www.facebook.com/GallmeyerFarms http://gallmeyerfarms.com/. Sunday, May 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 3622 Darbytown Ct Richmond, Virginia. For more info visit www.facebook.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. Sunday, May 29, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Capitol Square: Jefferson, Washington and Spielberg Walking Tour

Take a walking tour of Capitol Square and tour the interior of the Capitol afterwards. Learn about the Capitol building designed by Thomas Jefferson, the Executive Mansion and the many monuments and memorials on the grounds, and hear about the filming of Spielberg's "Lincoln" for which the Square was the biggest backlot. Meet at 9th and East Grace Street entrance. $15 per person $5 for Valentine Members Walk-ups welcome. Cash or check, or purchase online. On-street parking. Info: http://thevalentine.org/calendar/capitol-square. Sunday, May 29, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 9th St. and E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Pressure Fit Jazz at Hardywood

Pressure Fit is the brainchild of No BS! Brass trombonist Reginald Chapman. Featuring Members of Butcher Brown, No BS! Brass, Sam Reed, and McChicken, Pressure Fit is true Richmond VA 'Townie Jazz!' http://www.soundcloud.com/reginald-chapman/sets/pressure-fit-jazz-promo/s-9slEp The tasting room opens at 12pm with Bonbontruck, KavaKava gourmet and The Grapevine. Live music at 3:00pm. More info: http://www.hardywood.com/content/pressure-fit-jazz-hardywood. Sunday, May 29, 2016, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane. RIchmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

Ali Siddiq at Funny Bone

Many comedians are courageous, but it takes a special type of spirit to begin your stand-up career while in prison. Ali Siddiq has just that type spirit. He stood in front of a judgmental crowd and petitioned for their time and attention and has been captivating audiences ever since. Headlining multiple US Comedy Clubs and others around the world Ali has shown his ability to engage diverse audiences leaving many on their feet talking everything from fatherhood, politics, grocery shopping and education to Nigerian stripper associations. The most recent winner of Comedy Central’s Up Next Competition Houston’s Ali has appeared on Showtime’s Ladies Night Out Tour, Centric’s 2014 All Star Taping, BET’s Comic View and HBO’s Def Comedy Jam. Thursday - 7:30 PM - $12.00 Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $15.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM 9:30 PM - $15.00 Sunday - 7:00 PM - $12.00. Sunday, May 29, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybonecentral.com.

Art of Noise at The National

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. $30. Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/309741. Sunday, May 29, 2016, 9:00 PM – Monday, May 30, 2016, 12:00 AM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Modern Funk Night featuring: Brian Ellis, Randy Hotthobo Ellis, DJ Sean Lovelace at The Camel

$7. Info: http://www.thecamel.org/event/1174467-modern-funk-night-brian-richmond/. Sunday, May 29, 2016, 9:00 PM – Monday, May 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,… Monday, May 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… Monday, May 30, 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, May 30, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Commonwealth's Memorial Day Ceremony at Virginia War Memorial

Virginias official commemoration of our national holiday to honor and remember our men and women who gave their lives in service to America. This ceremony is a tribute dedicated to the proposition that Freedom is Never Free and includes a guest speaker, patriotic music, wreath laying and the playing of Taps. Co-hosted with the 11th District American Legion. Info: http://www.vawarmemorial.org/vawm/events.aspx. Monday, May 30, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. 621 S. Belvidere Street Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vawarmemorial.org.

Gallmeyer Farms Strawberry Fields Festival

Saturday May 28 Sunday May 29 and MONDAY MAY 30, 2016 ● FREE admission & FREE parking ● Fresh local strawberries (pick your own or pre-picked) and spring vegetables available ● Live music FREE LIVE MUSIC lineup for Saturday May 28,2016 10:30am Hammer Down 12:15pm CMA Recording artist Danny Kinsey and Cedar Creek 02:00pm CMA Recording artist Danny Kinsey and Cedar Creek 03:45pm Heart of Country https://www.reverbnation.com/cedarcreekband ● Craft vendors & local businesses ● Hay rides & pony rides ● Activities for all ages ● Food vendors ● Coolers, chairs & picnics welcome PLEASE LEAVE YOUR FURRY FRIENDS AT HOME Info: https://www.facebook.com/GallmeyerFarms http://gallmeyerfarms.com/. Monday, May 30, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 3622 Darbytown Ct Richmond, Virginia. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Special Monday Opening: Memorial Day at Maymont

Nature & Visitor Center, 10am-5pm Maymont Mansion, 12-5pm Maymont’s indoor exhibits, including Maymont Mansion and the Nature Center, will be open for the holiday. (Indoor exhibits are normally open Tuesday-Sunday). https://maymont.org/event/memorial-day/?instance_id=1295. Monday, May 30, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1800 Hampton St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit maymont.org.

Historic Cemeteries Bus Tour (Free for Veterans)

Commemorate Memorial Day with a tour of Richmond's historic 18th and 19th century cemeteries, including St. John's Church, the African Burial Ground and Shockoe, Hebrew, Oakwood and Woodland cemeteries. Meet at the Valentine, 1015 East Clay Street. *Veterans must call (804) 649-0711 ext. 301 to reserve your free spot for this tour. $25 per person $20 for Valentine Members Reservations are required. Space is limited. Reservations: (804) 649-0711 ext. 301 Parking and same-day admission to the Valentine are included. Info: http://thevalentine.org/calendar/historic-cemeteries-revisited-bus-tour. Monday, May 30, 2016, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 1015 East Clay Street Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Memorial Day Concert at the Carillon

The City’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities will host its annual Memorial Day Concert on Monday, May 30 at Byrd Park. Beginning at 4 p.m. at the World War I Memorial Carillon, the city carillonneur Larry Robinson will pay tribute to our nation’s veterans through the ringing of the Carillon Bells followed by a concert from The Virginians Barbershop Chorus. Mr. Robinson is a dedicated musician who has made the Carillon bells his vocation for more than 50 years. https://www.facebook.com/events/997126387036495/. Monday, May 30, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Blanton Ave. & Garrett St. Richmond, VA.

His Dream Of Lions Flight Club Last Night's Ghost at The Camel

$7. Info: http://www.thecamel.org/event/1087995-his-dream-lions-flight-club-richmond/. Monday, May 30, 2016, 9:00 PM – Tuesday, May 31, 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,… Tuesday, May 31, 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, May 31, 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, May 31, 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, May 31, 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, May 31, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

RVA Talent Showdown - May Edition at The Tin Pan

Each month, The Tin Pan hosts a talent competition worth a $1000 grand cash prize! Up to 15 acts compete on the last Tuesday of each month for $100 and the opportunity to compete in the year-end grand finale contest for $1000 more. Contestants must sign up in advance at www.tinpanrva.com/talent. $8 Details: http://www.tinpanrva.com/event/1086379-rva-talent-showdown-may-richmond/. Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 8982 Quoccasin Road Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.tinpanrva.com.

Richard Strater at Ashland Coffee & Tea

Strater’s music is sarcastic, blunt, and genuine. With influences by Seether and Staind, his music is pivotal, sensational, and somber. His current EP ‘The Pessimistic Troubadour’ is a display of all these traits. The name derives from a traveling music, Troubadour, and a characteristic that describes himself, Pessimistic. Though as bleak as it seems at first, the music has a light to it: an encouraging outlook toward societal problems, posing questions about life and how we live. It offers an optimistic view from a gloomy one and a ‘screw you’ to society.”” Marlin Carpenter, Rev Amp Magazine $10. Info: http://ashlandcoffeeandtea.com/events/ilyaimy. Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

An Evening with Jackson Browne at Carpenter Theater

Playing guitar and piano, singer-songwriter Jackson Browne will perform acoustic songs from his entire body of work, with varying set lists each concert. Jackson Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and has defined a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics. He was honored with induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, and the Songwriter's Hall of Fame in 2007. Beyond his music, Browne is known for his advocacy on behalf of the environment, human rights, and arts education. He's a co-founder of the groups Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE) and Nukefree.org. $37-$85. Details: http://www.richmondcenterstage.com/event/evening-jackson-browne. Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.

Tennison, Black Liq, Soluh, & Raycism at The Camel

$5. Info: http://www.thecamel.org/event/1174487-tennison-black-liq-soluh-richmond/. Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 9:00 PM – Wednesday, June 1, 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,… Wednesday, June 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… Wednesday, June 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. Wednesday, June 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. Wednesday, June 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. Wednesday, June 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. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Bo Dacious at Funny Bone

$8. Bo last name Dacious is a stand-up comedian from the hampton roads area of Va, and has a long storied history on stage and on radio. Bo has shared the stage with the likes of Dave Chappelle, Paul Mooney, Cedric the Entertainer, Mike Epps, Sommore , Monique and the list goes on and on. Currently DL Hughley's opening act over a span of the last 4yrs, Bo is known for quick wit, all races humor and remarkable singing voice. Bo has NO boundaries and is among the most diverse comics working today. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmond.funnybone.com.

Black Rhinoceros at Ashland Coffee & Tea

Black Rhinoceros is a new duo made up of Ahren Field (guitar/vox) and Erin Snedecor (cello/vox). Their smart arrangements turn complex melodies, chord progressions, and harmonies into beautiful and catchy pop tunes that ring in your head for hours after. $10. Info: http://ashlandcoffeeandtea.com/events/black-rhinoceros. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.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,… Thursday, June 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… Thursday, June 2, 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 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. Thursday, June 2, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

41st Annual Greek Festival

Create your own legend at this year's Greek Festival! Saints Constantine and Helen's Greek Orthodox Cathedral is proud to host this wonderful Richmond tradition, which is now in its 38th year. Legendary food, dancing, friends, and traditions are made each year at this festival. Thursday, June 2 - 11:00 am. - 9:30 pm. Friday, June 3 - 11:00 am. - 10:00 pm. Saturday, June 4 - 11:00 am. - 10:00 pm. Sunday, June 5 - 12:00 pm. - 7:00 pm. Want an idea of where you'll head first or where to meet friends? Want to know where to get a Gyro? Want to know where inside to catch a glimpse of our beautiful Church or shop at the Agora? Check out our guide. Contact festival@vagocathedral.org for more questions. http://www.greekfestival.com/. Thursday, June 2, 2016, 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM. 30 Malvern Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.greekfestival.com.

"First Dads: Parenting and Politics from George Washington to Barack Obama" by Joshua Kendall at Virginia Historical Society

Every president has had some experience as a parent. Of the forty-three men who have served in the nation's highest office, thirty-eight have fathered biological children and the other five adopted children. Each president’s parenting style reveals much about his beliefs as well as his psychological make-up. James Garfield enjoyed jumping on the bed with his kids. FDR's children, on the other hand, had to make appointments to talk to him. Biographer Joshua Kendall will both describe the parenting practices of America's presidents and discuss how their experiences as fathers forever changed the course of American history. Joshua Kendall is author of several books, including The Man Who Made Lists, a life of the lexicographer Peter Mark Roget; America's Obsessives: The Compulsive Energy That Built a Nation, a group biography of seven icons, including Thomas Jefferson, Charles Lindbergh and Estee Lauder; and, most recently, First Dads: Parenting and Politics from George Washington to Barack Obama. An award-wi… Thursday, June 2, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. 428 N. Boulevard RIchmond, VA. For more info visit www.vahistorical.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 2, 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, June 2, 2016, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane. RIchmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones at Maymont

Béla Fleck, often considered the premiere banjo player in the world, picked up the banjo at age 15 after being awed by the bluegrass playing of Flatt & Scruggs. In 1989 Fleck and Victor Wooten formed Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, along with keyboardist and harmonica player Howard Levy and Wooten's percussionist brother Roy "Futureman" Wooten, who played synthesizer-based percussion. The band made their self-titled debut recording in 1990 by playing a "blu-bop" mix of jazz and bluegrass , soon becoming a commercially successful, critically-acclaimed and award-winning band. Levy left the group in 1992, making the band a trio until saxophonist Jeff Coffin joined the group onstage part-time in 1997, eventually becoming a permanent member. Fleck has been nominated for Grammys in more categories than any other musician in history (jazz, bluegrass, pop, country, spoken word, Christian, composition and world music categories) and has shared Grammy wins with Asleep at the Wheel, Alison Brown, and Edgar Meyer. F… Thursday, June 2, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 1800 Hampton St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit maymont.org.

An Evening with Bela Fleck & The Flecktones at Maymont

Doors at 5:30pm/ Show at 6:30pm (2 sets) Béla Fleck, often considered the premiere banjo player in the world, picked up the banjo at age 15 after being awed by the bluegrass playing of Flatt & Scruggs. In 1989 Fleck and Victor Wooten formed Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, along with keyboardist and harmonica player Howard Levy and Wooten's percussionist brother Roy "Futureman" Wooten, who played synthesizer-based percussion. The band made their self-titled debut recording in 1990 by playing a "blu-bop" mix of jazz and bluegrass , soon becoming a commercially successful, critically-acclaimed and award-winning band. Levy left the group in 1992, making the band a trio until saxophonist Jeff Coffin joined the group onstage part-time in 1997, eventually becoming a permanent member. Fleck has been nominated for Grammys in more categories than any other musician in history (jazz, bluegrass, pop, country, spoken word, Christian, composition and world music categories) and has shared Grammy wins with Asleep at… Thursday, June 2, 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 1800 Hampton St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

Dopapod w/ Jouwala Collective at The Broadberry

The Boston born, now generally Northeast based, but ever on-the-go Dopapod has come a long way from their college basement, DIY party roots. While maintaining to be as grassroots as their humble beginnings, the group has earned praise from taste making critics like The Huffington Post, Jambase, Relix, and The Boston Herald, all the while tending to their ever expanding community of devoted listeners. http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/1148833-dopapod-jouwala-collective-richmond/. Thursday, June 2, 2016, 9:00 PM – Friday, June 3, 2016, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.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, June 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… Friday, June 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. Friday, June 3, 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, June 3, 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, June 3, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 14 S. 14th Street Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

41st Annual Greek Festival

Create your own legend at this year's Greek Festival! Saints Constantine and Helen's Greek Orthodox Cathedral is proud to host this wonderful Richmond tradition, which is now in its 38th year. Legendary food, dancing, friends, and traditions are made each year at this festival. Thursday, June 2 - 11:00 am. - 9:30 pm. Friday, June 3 - 11:00 am. - 10:00 pm. Saturday, June 4 - 11:00 am. - 10:00 pm. Sunday, June 5 - 12:00 pm. - 7:00 pm. Want an idea of where you'll head first or where to meet friends? Want to know where to get a Gyro? Want to know where inside to catch a glimpse of our beautiful Church or shop at the Agora? Check out our guide. Contact festival@vagocathedral.org for more questions. http://www.greekfestival.com/. Friday, June 3, 2016, 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM. 30 Malvern Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.greekfestival.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. Friday, June 3, 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, June 3, 2016, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Adams & Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvafirstfridays.com.

Rear View Mirror w/ The Moogly Blues at The Tin Pan

The Moogly Blues Band has been playing their mix of original and classic blues in the Richmond area since 2005. They are a four piece electric band, Bill Cannel on vocals, Clay Saunders on guitar, Tom Saunders on bass and Ray Lindquist on drums. A local well respected drummer, Johnny Morris plays with the Moogly Blues Band on occasions. $10. Details: http://www.tinpanrva.com/event/1167593-rear-view-mirror-moogly-richmond/. Friday, June 3, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 8982 Quoccasin Road Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.tinpanrva.com.

Erin & The Wildfire at Ashland Coffee & Tea

“Erin & The Wildfire is a Charlottesville-based band that has been steadily carving out a reputation for themselves in recent years as one of the most captivating live acts to come out of Central Virginia since their formation in 2012. Fronted by powerhouse vocalist and Fincastle native Erin Lunsford, the band has been making waves throughout Virginia stirring up their unique sonic melting pot of rock, soul, funk, and blues. The group’s striking sound, goofy charm, and relentless work ethic has propelled them to some of the Commonwealth’s biggest stages, including a main stage spot at 2014’s Lockn Festival, three appearances at Floydfest 2015, and back-to-back performances at the 2014 and 2015 Festy Experience.” $10. Info: http://ashlandcoffeeandtea.com/events/erin-the-wildfire. Friday, June 3, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

The Legwarmers - Ultimate 80's Experience at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $16 Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/307043. Friday, June 3, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Three Sheets to the Wind at The Broadberry

Named both "Best Band" by Richmond Magazine, and "Best Cover Band" by STYLE Weekly four years running (2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014), Three Sheets to the Wind is also "America's #1 Tribute to Yacht Rock." Three Sheets to the Wind pays authentic tribute to soft rock classics from the late '70s and '80s—undoubtedly the smoothest music ever created by mankind. It was an era of high gas prices and oil embargos that led America back to the simple joys of sailing, pina coladas, moustaches, and makin' love…sweet love. $12-$40. http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/1132917-three-sheets-wind-richmond/. Friday, June 3, 2016, 9:00 PM – Saturday, June 4, 2016, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Lakeside Farmers' Market

http://www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net The market is open April-December, two days per week. Wednesdays 8AM til dusk. Most vendors stay the entire day and continue selling between market times. Open Saturdays 8AM til noon. Lakeside Farmers' Market offers Local Seasonal Produce, Meats, Cheeses and Baked Goods and Hand Made Items from Local Artists. Arts, Crafts, Dining, Housewares, and Jewelry are located in the retail shops adjacent to the market. New this year, "LAKESIDE FARMERS' MARKET TOO!" This is an indoor option adjacent to the Farmers' Market Pavilion. Saturday, June 4, 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, June 4, 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, June 4, 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, June 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… Saturday, June 4, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. 2500 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220. For more info visit www.smv.org.

"The Goonies" – 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, June 4, 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, June 4, 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, June 4, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Scott's Addition Walking Tour

Named for General Winfield Scott, this early 20th century commercial and industrial area contains what is perhaps Richmond's best selection of Art Deco and Moderne commercial architecture. Today it is a thriving business, residential and entertainment district. Meet at the southwest corner of Boulevard and Norfolk Street. $15 per person $5 for Valentine Members Walk-ups welcome. Cash or check. On-street parking. $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/calendar/scotts-addition-walking-tour. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 1400 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Ashland Strawberry Faire

The Ashland Strawberry Faire in historic Ashland, Virginia is a tradional celebration to promote the community and feature the strawberry harvest. The Faire is usually the first Saturday in June. It is held on the streets adjacent to the Randolph Macon College campus. The Faire is a free community, family-oriented event during which non-profit groups and churches raise funds and offer something for everyone. There are vendors offering arts, crafts, plants, and antiques to the many thousands who attend the event. Among the many attractions are two stages. They feature entertainment from brass and jazz bands, choirs, dancing, pipes and drums, to Little Miss and Little Mr. Strawberry contests and much more. While many take advantage of glaucoma, blood pressure, and spinal screenings, the children can participate in activities from face painting to dunking booths to pet adoptions to strawberry pie eating contests. Gardeners can browse for bedding plants, herbs and yard art. Others can find hand made dec… Saturday, June 4, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Henry Street Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandstrawberryfaire.com.

41st Annual Greek Festival

Create your own legend at this year's Greek Festival! Saints Constantine and Helen's Greek Orthodox Cathedral is proud to host this wonderful Richmond tradition, which is now in its 38th year. Legendary food, dancing, friends, and traditions are made each year at this festival. Thursday, June 2 - 11:00 am. - 9:30 pm. Friday, June 3 - 11:00 am. - 10:00 pm. Saturday, June 4 - 11:00 am. - 10:00 pm. Sunday, June 5 - 12:00 pm. - 7:00 pm. Want an idea of where you'll head first or where to meet friends? Want to know where to get a Gyro? Want to know where inside to catch a glimpse of our beautiful Church or shop at the Agora? Check out our guide. Contact festival@vagocathedral.org for more questions. http://www.greekfestival.com/. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM. 30 Malvern Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.greekfestival.com.

24th Annual Westover Lawn Party

The Annual Westover Lawn Party is a signature event held each summer at Westover Plantation in Charles City, VA. This event, JRA’s largest fundraiser, centers on family and educational activities, live entertainment, great food and both a silent and live auction. Sponsorship is available at all levels with proceeds from the event going to support the James River Association. Info & tickets - http://www.jamesriverassociation.org/what-we-do/westover/. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 7000 Westover Rd. Charles City, VA. For more info visit www.jamesriverassociation.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, June 4, 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, June 4, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 1217 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit realrichmondva.com.

East of Hollywood w/ Kyle Davis at The Tin Pan

East of Hollywood is a 7 piece high energy Rock Band performing meticulously crafted original music covering many genres from Rock, R&B, Soul, Funk, Latin and Blues including music by the Allman Brothers, Steely Dan, Sting, Santana, Little Feat and more. $10. Details: http://www.tinpanrva.com/event/1093731-east-hollywood-kyle-davis-richmond/. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 8982 Quoccasin Road Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.tinpanrva.com.

Chrisette Michele at The National

As an entertainer and singer songwriter, the incomparable Chrisette Michele uses her powerhouse vocals on the new Milestone record to leave her audience blown away while redefining what it means to be a diva. Her newest music laced with leather and diamonds celebrates the sensuality of women who still believe in love. This recently engaged romantic is ready to dance and turn up the volume on what it means to be an entertainer.. $25-$80. Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/309308. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Spencer Joyce & The Record Machine at Ashland Coffee & Tea

Spencer Joyce is an Indie Rock Singer-songwriter and guitarist born in Greensboro, North Carolina and has resided in both Northern Virginia and currently Annapolis, Maryland. Spencer combines the Singer-songwriter sensibilities of Neil Young, Noel Gallagher, and John Mayer with the beautiful weirdness of The Beatles, Queen, and Coldplay and the hard rocking edge of The Rolling Stones, The Sex Pistols, and Green Day to lift his tell-it-like-it-is lyrics up to fresh, new heights. In March 2014, Spencer Joyce released his completely self-produced debut album, Overnight Rockstar, under Alchemical Records to positive reviews, with Michael T. Smith of Whisper Behind The Light saying “While Spencer is only 21, he tells the stories of a well traveled man….If you are a fan of Alternative Rock, I would consider checking this out”. $5. Info: http://ashlandcoffeeandtea.com/events/spencer-joyce-the-record-machine. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

DJ Williams Projekt Anniversary Party at The Broadberry

DJ is the founder of the funky Richmond based band, DJ Williams Projekt; hip-hop/R&B group, The Breaks; acoustic duo, Williams & Jones; and guitarist for San Diego's critically acclaimed group, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe. Since starting a full time music career in 2001 DJ has toured the globe from small rock venues to large prestigious music festivals in the US, Canada, and Europe. Williams signed a record contract in 2005 with Harmonized Records and later released on his own label, Projekt Records. $10. http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/1161805-dj-williams-projekt-richmond/. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 9:00 PM – Sunday, June 5, 2016, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.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,… Sunday, June 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… Sunday, June 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. Sunday, June 5, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

41st Annual Greek Festival

Create your own legend at this year's Greek Festival! Saints Constantine and Helen's Greek Orthodox Cathedral is proud to host this wonderful Richmond tradition, which is now in its 38th year. Legendary food, dancing, friends, and traditions are made each year at this festival. Thursday, June 2 - 11:00 am. - 9:30 pm. Friday, June 3 - 11:00 am. - 10:00 pm. Saturday, June 4 - 11:00 am. - 10:00 pm. Sunday, June 5 - 12:00 pm. - 7:00 pm. Want an idea of where you'll head first or where to meet friends? Want to know where to get a Gyro? Want to know where inside to catch a glimpse of our beautiful Church or shop at the Agora? Check out our guide. Contact festival@vagocathedral.org for more questions. http://www.greekfestival.com/. Sunday, June 5, 2016, 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM. 30 Malvern Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.greekfestival.com.

Broad Appetit Food Festival

Downtown between Monroe & Adams Streets, Free admission. More than 50 of Richmond’s very best Chefs will prepare $3 mini-dish favorites for you to enjoy. Each chef will submit their dish to be judged by a panel of experts who will determine who has the “To Die For” Dish of Richmond. You've waited all year for the return of Broad Appétit and we are excited to once again feature the best local restaurants our fine city has to offer - and all at $3 a plate! Bring your appetite and cash and plan on grazing your way down Broad Street. There will be plenty of Virginia wines and beers to wash down the delicious offerings with, as well as great vendors to visit and music to please your ears. Remember your re-usable shopping bag and gather up your favorite in-season produce from local farmers and food providers. Check out the What's On the Menu link to see who's coming! Check the website for updates! - http://www.broadappetit.com. Sunday, June 5, 2016, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 200 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.broadappetit.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. Sunday, June 5, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Carver and Newtown West Walking Tour

Explore the cultural history of a vibrant African American neighborhood which was first settled by Jewish and German tradespeople in the early 1900s. Once called Sheep Hill, this area has seen many changes and now is experiencing a conversion of industrial sites. The walk passes examples of Greek Revival, Italianate and Queen Anne style architecture. Meet near the flagpole at Maggie Walker Governor's School, 1000 North Lombardy Street (at West Leigh Street). $15 per person $5 for Valentine Members Walk-ups welcome. Cash or check. On-street parking. Info: http://thevalentine.org/calendar/carver-newton-west#sthash.E2ZdxEyn.dpuf. Sunday, June 5, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 1000 North Lombardy Street Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival at RIR Complex

Join us at the festival for a great day of beer sippin' bourbon tastin' music listenin' cigar smokin' and barbeque eatin'. Your admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy an ALL-YOU-CARE –TO-TASTE sampling of beer and bourbon. Some of the best barbeque vendors are on-site if you get hungry all while enjoying seminars in the tasting theater and LIVE music all day. VIP Session: Noon - 6pm Regular Session: 2pm - 6pm Regular Tasting Glass: $30 ADVANCE ONLINE OR $35 ON-SITE – BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! Includes admission into the event, a souvenir tasting glass, unlimited beer and bourbo samples. Designated Driver Ticket: $15 advance online or on-site. Valid from noon-6pm. Includes admission into the event only. Kids 12 and under are FREE. This event is not designed for children. They are welcome but you will find very little of interest to them. Sunday, June 5, 2016, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 600 E. Laburnum Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.beerandbourbon.com.

LIVE ART: Blue at Altria Theater

LIVE ART is a star-studded music concert in its fourth year, and has become a highly anticipated Richmond tradition. The concert is a collaborative effort between professional recording artists and more than 250 students with and without disabilities, who come together for a night of amazing music, dance, visual art, and inspiring human connection. This year’s performance, titled LIVE ART: BLUE, features three-time Grammy Award-winning blues musician Keb’ Mo’ and blues harmonica virtuoso Phil Wiggins, folk rocker Chris Stills, legendary musician Steve Bassett, bluegrass band Love Canon, singer/songwriter Robbie Schaefer, and artists Desiree Roots, Jesse Harper, Josh Small and Drew Kullman. Artistic Advisors to the program include Grammy Award-winner Jason Mraz, keyboardist Daniel Clarke, Tim Timberlake and Pamela Arkin. For more information on the concert and the students’ year-long program, visit http://www.sparconline.org/liveart. $40-$80. Details: http://www.altriatheater.com/events/detail/live… Sunday, June 5, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM. 6 N. Laurel St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.altriatheater.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, June 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… Monday, June 6, 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, June 6, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Dave Mason's Traffic Jam at The Tin Pan (SOLD OUT)

Dave Mason is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist from Worcester, who first found fame with the rock band Traffic. Here he traces the sounds of his career from it's beginning to today. Take a journey back to the greatest days of rock with Dave Mason's Traffic Jam. Join Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the legendary band Traffic, Dave Mason for an evening of music history as he retraces the earliest days of his career with Traffic and the works that launched his successful solo career. Mason founded Traffic with Steve Winwood while both were still teenagers, and created music that would find its' way into the hearts of generations of music lovers. He would go on to establish himself as a successful songwriter, guitarist and solo artist. He's penned dozens of hits, and his legendary guitar work has been linked with numerous other members of rock and roll elite, including Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Rita Coo… Monday, June 6, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 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,… Tuesday, June 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… Tuesday, June 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. Tuesday, June 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. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

"Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America" by Douglas Brinkley at Virginia Historical Society

In Rightful Heritage, acclaimed historian Douglas Brinkley chronicles Franklin D. Roosevelt’s essential yet under-sung legacy as the founder of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and premier protector of America’s public lands. FDR built from scratch dozens of State Park systems and scenic roadways. Pristine landscapes such as the Great Smokies, the Everglades, Joshua Tree, the Olympics, Big Bend, Channel Islands, Mammoth Cave, and the slickrock wilderness of Utah were forever saved by his leadership. Brinkley traces FDR’s love for the natural world from his youth exploring the Hudson River Valley and bird watching. As America’s president from 1933 to 1945, Roosevelt—consummate political strategist—established hundreds of federal migratory bird refuges and spearheaded the modern endangered species movement. Rightful Heritage is an epic chronicle that is both an irresistible portrait of FDR’s unrivaled passion and drive, and an indispensable analysis that skillfully illuminates the tension between busin… Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. 428 N. Boulevard RIchmond, VA. For more info visit www.vahistorical.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, June 7, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals at The National

As an entertainer and singer songwriter, the incomparable Chrisette Michele uses her powerhouse vocals on the new Milestone record to leave her audience blown away while redefining what it means to be a diva. Her newest music laced with leather and diamonds celebrates the sensuality of women who still believe in love. This recently engaged romantic is ready to dance and turn up the volume on what it means to be an entertainer.. $20-$23. Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/310112. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 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,… Wednesday, June 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… Wednesday, June 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. Wednesday, June 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. Wednesday, June 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. Wednesday, June 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. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Band of Horses at The National

As an entertainer and singer songwriter, the incomparable Chrisette Michele uses her powerhouse vocals on the new Milestone record to leave her audience blown away while redefining what it means to be a diva. Her newest music laced with leather and diamonds celebrates the sensuality of women who still believe in love. This recently engaged romantic is ready to dance and turn up the volume on what it means to be an entertainer.. $27-$33. Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/308874. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 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,… Thursday, June 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… Thursday, June 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. Thursday, June 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. Thursday, June 9, 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 9, 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, June 9, 2016, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane. RIchmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

Grace Potter at Maymont

Grace Potter's epic musical journey reaches a new milestone with the arrival of her solo debut, Midnight (released August 14 on Hollywood Records), an inspired work that is surprising, revelatory and wildly original. Midnight was recorded and mixed at Barefoot Studios in Hollywood with producer Eric Valentine, whose own diverse discography—from Queens of the Stone Age to Nickel Creek—evidences a similarly adventurous spirit and openness to possibility. If Valentine's studio work has a distinguishing characteristic, it's his hard-hitting sonic signature, which is on display throughout Midnight's dozen tracks. The core studio band consisted of Potter and Valentine on most of the instruments, with Burr on drums and percussion. In addition, members of Potter's longtime band The Nocturnals: guitarists Scott Tournet and Benny Yurco and bassist Michael Libramento contributed to the sessions, as well as former tour-mates and friends including singer-songwriter Rayland Baxter, Audra Mae, Noelle Skaggs of Fitz & th… Thursday, June 9, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 1800 Hampton St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit maymont.org.

Catfish and the Bottlemen at The National

Catfish and the Bottlemen are a four piece band from Llandudno in Wales. They play attacking, melodic, anthemic, guitar fuelled garage rock songs fizzing with lust, hope, anger and a furious desire to exist. $18-$23. Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/308230. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 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,… Friday, June 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… Friday, June 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. Friday, June 10, 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, June 10, 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, June 10, 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, June 10, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

An Evening with Tim McGraw at Altria Theater

Tim McGraw has sold more than 40 million records worldwide and dominated the charts with 36 #1 singles. He's won three Grammy Awards, 16 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, 10 American Music Awards, three People's Choice Awards and numerous other honors. His iconic career achievements include being named the BDS Most Played Artist of the Decade for all music genres and having the Most Played Song of the Decade for all music genres with “Something Like That.” He is the most played Country artist since his debut in 1992, with two singles spending over 10 weeks at #1 (“Live Like You Were Dying” and “Over and Over”). His current single “Top Of The World,” off his DAMN COUNTRY MUSIC album is his 58th top 10 single. His critically acclaimed acting skills were highlighted in the award winning Friday Night Lights and The Blind Side. $90-$250. Details: http://www.altriatheater.com/events/detail/an-evening-with-tim-mcgraw. Friday, June 10, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. 6 N. Laurel St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.altriatheater.com.

Death Cab for Cutie at The National (SOLD OUT)

Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/307793. Friday, June 10, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Lakeside Farmers' Market

http://www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net The market is open April-December, two days per week. Wednesdays 8AM til dusk. Most vendors stay the entire day and continue selling between market times. Open Saturdays 8AM til noon. Lakeside Farmers' Market offers Local Seasonal Produce, Meats, Cheeses and Baked Goods and Hand Made Items from Local Artists. Arts, Crafts, Dining, Housewares, and Jewelry are located in the retail shops adjacent to the market. New this year, "LAKESIDE FARMERS' MARKET TOO!" This is an indoor option adjacent to the Farmers' Market Pavilion. Saturday, June 11, 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, June 11, 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, June 11, 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, June 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… Saturday, June 11, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. 2500 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220. For more info visit www.smv.org.

"Babe" – 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, June 11, 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, June 11, 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, June 11, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Stone Soul Music and Food Festival at RIR Complex

Richmond’s Largest R & B Music Festival’s Line Up features Grammy Award Winners, and Legends in R & B, Hip Hop, Gospel & Funk Performing on stage for full musical sets: The 2016 Stone Soul Music & Food Festival is coming June 11, 2016 at the Classic Amphitheater at the Richmond International Raceway Complex. Performing LIVE includes artists such as Monica, Dru Hill, The Backyard Band, Tasha Cobbs, Canton Jones, T.I. Fabolous, Dreezy, Madeintyo, and MORE. Tickets available now at www.etix.com, Mama J’s and DTLR locations. FREE PARKING KIDS 5 & UNDER FREE with adult ticket No Lawn Chairs or Umbrellas Please Advanced Tickets are $35.00 plus applicable surcharges and are available at all area DTLR. At the door, tickets are $40.00. For more information http://kissrichmond.hellobeautiful.com/2759383/stone-soul-2016-artist-announcement/. Saturday, June 11, 2016, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 600 E. Laburnum Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit kissrichmond.hellobeautiful.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, June 11, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Carytown/Museum District: Butchers, Bakers & Beyond Food Tour

We’ll mix it up for you along one of Richmond’s most eclectic thoroughfares. Visit intimate bistros, bustling lunch spots with Southern favorites, and specialty food retailers featured in national magazines while passing through quirky Carytown. You’ll learn secrets from butchers to bakers as well as get a peek at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ new sculpture garden. Come see our culinary trendsetters such as Secco, Dixie Donuts, Deco, Coriander Cafe at Boone’s Food Shop, Belmont Butchery, Carytown Cupcakes, Mezzanine, Basili’s, Water Coastal Kitchen, Don’t Look Back, Curry Craft, Belmont Food Shop, Zeus Gallery Cafe, Museum District B & B, Amour Wine Bistro and others in Carytown and the Museum District. Tickets are $55 inclusive of ticketing fee and can be purchased here. http://realrichmondva.com. Saturday, June 11, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 1217 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit realrichmondva.com.

Richmond Kickers v. Pittsburgh Riverhounds at City Stadium

“Our attendance at City Stadium has increased 50% over the last two seasons,” commented Leigh Cowlishaw, Richmond Kickers Director of Soccer. “More and more people in the city are talking about the atmosphere and experiencing the entertainment the Kickers have to offer. Our goal is still to make Kickers games the number one sporting event in Richmond and to replicate the energy, enthusiasm, passion and electric atmosphere we are seeing in MLS and USL cities across the USA.” $7-$12. http://www.richmondkickers.com Experience the authentic atmosphere at City Stadium when the USL season kicks off March 26. Richmond Kickers Season Tickets include 15 USL matches guaranteed, 50-75% off match day prices, exclusive invitations, merchandise discounts and VIP benefits. Guaranteed to see all regular season, US Open Cup and playoff games for the best possible pricing, Kickers Season Tickets are a fantastic way to get together with friends, family and colleagues for an unforgettable entertainment experience. Saturday, June 11, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 3201 Maplewood Ave.. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondkickers.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,… Sunday, June 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… Sunday, June 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. Sunday, June 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 14 South 14th 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. Sunday, June 12, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

M83, Sofi Tukker at The National

M83, aka Anthony Gonzalez, has announced additional North American tour dates, in addition to his very special festival performances across the globe. Tickets will be available for pre-sale from February 17th via ilovem83.com, with the general on-sale date commencing February 19th. See below for full list of tour dates, with more shows and album details to be announced soon. Following the success of critically acclaimed album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, featuring platinum selling single “Midnight City,” M83 is on the verge of another epic full-length release. Anthony describes his forthcoming album as “more fun and fresh” with “a lot of eclecticism”. $33-$38 Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/307200. Sunday, June 12, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 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, June 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… Monday, June 13, 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, June 13, 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, June 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… Tuesday, June 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. Tuesday, June 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. Tuesday, June 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. Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Fitz and The Tantrums at The National

The Washington Post called Fitz and The Tantrums’ live show “captivatingly crazy” and Rolling Stone praised the band for its “irrepressible energy: hopped-up rhythms, shout-it-out choruses, and hooted background vocals” in a review of More Than Just a Dream. The New York Times noted, “Their debut effort, ‘Pickin’ Up the Pieces’ (Dangerbird), and follow-up, ‘More Than Just a Dream’ (Elektra), burst with danceable hooks.” The Los Angeles Times said, “Fitz…understands what makes a good song…And co-vocalist Noelle Scaggs’ charisma overflows.” More Than Just a Dream, which has racked up over 76 million album streams to date, contained the RIAA Gold-certified singles “The Walker” (which was tapped for the 2014 OSCAR ad campaign featuring Ellen DeGeneres and a cast of dancers) and “Out Of My League.” Both songs were multi-format hits, topping Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart at #1 and placing in the Top 5 at Triple A radio and in the Top 15 at Hot AC. $27-$33. Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/det… Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 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,… Wednesday, June 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… Wednesday, June 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. Wednesday, June 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. Wednesday, June 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. Wednesday, June 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. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

The Violent Femmes at The National

Violent Femmes’ ninth studio album and first full-length collection in more than 15 years, WE CAN DO ANYTHING may well be part of a long musical continuum but it is also among the most provocative and playful in the legendary band’s remarkable canon. As the title makes plain, founding Femmes Gano (vocals, guitar, banjo) and Brian Ritchie (acoustic bass guitar, vocals) remain intrepid as ever before, traversing infinite genre and emotion via their immediately identifiable mash of rambunctious folk, minimalist punk, cubist blues, cosmic jazz, and back porch rock ‘n’ roll. $33-$38. Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/308732. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 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,… Thursday, June 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… Thursday, June 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. Thursday, June 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. Thursday, June 16, 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 16, 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, June 16, 2016, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane. RIchmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

An Evening with Harry Connick, Jr. at Altria Theater

Recognized for his live and recorded musical performances and for his achievements on screens large and small, as well as on the Broadway stage, Harry Connick, Jr. has exemplified excellence in every aspect of the entertainment world. The foundation of Connick’s art is the music of his native New Orleans, where he began performing as a pianist and vocalist at the age of five. To date, Connick has released 30 albums, won three Grammy Awards and two Emmy Awards, and garnered sales of over 28 million. His most recent CD release “That Would Be Me” features all new songs. In the fall of 2016 Connick will debut his own nationally syndicated daytime show “Harry.” “Harry” will bring the party to daytime, entertaining viewers with a live band and delivering laughter through a variety of comedic segments, hilarious man-on-the-street interviews, live musical performances, parodies, audience participation and plenty more surprises. $60-$110. Details: http://www.altriatheater.com/events/detail/an-evening-with-harr… Thursday, June 16, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. 6 N. Laurel St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.altriatheater.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, June 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… Friday, June 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. Friday, June 17, 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, June 17, 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, June 17, 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, June 17, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Third Fridays: Tango After Work at VMFA

Join in the fun and exotic beauty of the tango with Richmond's tango community, while enjoying the food and social atmosphere in Best Café. You can also take advantage of half-price beverages as part of Friday Art & Wine. Now you have more reasons to hang out at VMFA on Friday nights! Head to the museum and enjoy discounted beverages and free half-hour gallery tours at 7 and 7:30 pm. On the first Friday of each month, check out our First Fridays entertainment, too. Info: http://vmfa.museum/calendar/events/third-fridays-tango-work/. Friday, June 17, 2016, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

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, June 18, 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, June 18, 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, June 18, 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, June 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… Saturday, June 18, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. 2500 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220. For more info visit www.smv.org.

"The Sandlot" – 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, June 18, 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, June 18, 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, June 18, 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, June 18, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

VCU/Fan: Alternative Eats Food Tour

More fun than college, savor the flavors of the exotic and homegrown at five local restaurants and food purveyors on this 1.5 mile walking tour that walks us through VCU's vibrant Monroe Park Campus with a detour some tours into the adjacent Carver neighborhood. Besides samples and insider info from chefs and owners, our 2.5 hour food tour will highlight the arts, literary, and musical history of the area as well as pay heed to the Victorian architecture of The Fan. Tickets are $55 inclusive of ticketing fee and are available here. http://realrichmondva.com. Saturday, June 18, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 1217 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit realrichmondva.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,… Sunday, June 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… Sunday, June 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. Sunday, June 19, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 14 South 14th 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. Sunday, June 19, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.