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Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday through October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Monday, April 27, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower at VMFA

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Monday, April 27, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Flying Squirrels v. New Britain (Reading Night #2)

Reading Night #1/Hockey Night - In Your Face Fireworks Tickets $7-11. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Monday, April 27, 2015, 6:35 PM – 9:35 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

Burgers & Bands Series presents Lost Dog Street Band at Capital Ale House

Lost Dog Street Band was created in the winter of 2010 after a long and bitterly cold trek on foot to Tennessee. Splitting paths from their former project Barefoot Surrender, Benjamin Tod and Ashley Mae set out to craft their own original music as a duet. Drawing on inspiration of hard times on the road, personal tragedy, and of course their dog Benjamin continued on with a long legacy of songwriting that cuts to the quick. Knitting together musical influences from traditional country, old time, and blues the two began to refine what is their original take on American storytelling songs. Doors: 7 pm / Show: 8 pm Price: $2.00 Details - http://capitalalehouse.com/events-info/?ee=328. Monday, April 27, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit capitalalehouse.com.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

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

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower at VMFA

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Flying Squirrels v. New Britain (Reading Night #2)

Reading Night #1/Hockey Night - In Your Face Fireworks Tickets $7-11. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 6:35 PM – 9:35 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

DJ Williams Projekt at The Broadberry

DJ Williams Projekt - http://www.djwilliamsmusic.com 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. $7-$10. Details: http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/801743-dj-williams-projekt-richmond/. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 8:00 PM – Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad Street Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Seether at The National

with Tremonti, Fatally Yours Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $25 ADV | $30 DOS Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/seether. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 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. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 6110 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

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

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower at VMFA

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Flying Squirrels v. New Britain (Education Day #2)

Education Day #2. Gates open at 9:30 AM. Tickets $7-11. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 10:35 AM – 1:35 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

The Library of Virginia's African American Database Project at The Library of Virginia

Free. Library archivist Greg Crawford provides an update on the massive effort to collect the names and stories of enslaved Virginians from the Library's archives. This program complements To Be Sold: Virginia and the American Slave Trade.(Presented as part of Preservation Week). Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. 800 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lva.virginia.gov.

St. Giles Presbyterian Food Truck Court

Info: http://www.foodtruckcourt.com/. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 5200 Grove Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

VCU Baseball v. Norfolk State at The Diamond

Adult - $7 Youth/Senior (ages 3-17/62+) - $4 Students - Free. Season Tickets - $40 (804) 828-RAMS (7267) VCU Baseball - http://vcuathletics.com/sports/bsb/index. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vcuathletics.com.

The Devil Wears Prada at The Broadberry w/ Secrets, Sleepwave

The Devil Wears Prada, formed in 2005 in Dayton, Ohio, started out riding high on Rise Records, releasing Dear Love: A Beautiful Discord which scanned over 50,000 copies and Plagues which has sold over 100,000 copies. In 2008, right before embarking on the Van's Warped Tour, The Devil Wears Prada announced their signing with Ferret. The band composed of Jeremy DePoyster (guitar/vocals), Daniel Williams (drums), Mike Hranica (vocals), Chris Rubey (guitar), Andy Trick (bass) and James Baney (keys) has been incredibly busy since the release of Plagues, including headlining multiple tours in the US and internationally and have also been featured on multiple festivals worldwide. $17.50 - $20.00 http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/791177-devil-wears-prada-richmond/. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Bad Suns at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $15 ADV | $18 DOS Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/bad-suns. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

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

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower at VMFA

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Thursday, April 30, 2015, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Hardywood Food Truck Court

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

Jazz Cafe at VMFA

Groove to an eclectic mix of jazz ensembles every Thursday, 6 – 9 pm, at VMFA's Best Café. The Jazz Café is presented to the public by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, in conjunction with the Richmond Jazz Society, free of charge! Light fare and beverages available for sale. Details: http://www.vmfa.state.va.us/Calendar_and_Events/Music/Jazz_Caf%C3%A9.aspx. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vmfa.state.va.us.

Major and the Monbacks Album Release Show at The Broadberry

Major and the Monbacks have revived the party infused energy of southern soul, blending this old school style with danceable pop melodies and ska and soul horn riffs, stirring dreamlike visions of Otis Redding and Chuck Berry playing a beer soaked fraternity party. With 4 vocalists, a hypeman, and a lively horn section, the Monbacks are redefining the "Norfolk Sound" adding soaring vocal harmonies and southern twang to the homegrown R&B of Gary U.S. Bonds that made a name for the city of Norfolk in the 1950's. The Monbacks have exploded into the East Coast music scene with two solid years of touring in their back pocket, wielding an original blend of retro R&B, 60's twang, and new school garage-pop jams. The Monbacks have reached "monback mania" status in their hometown of Norfolk, VA, self releasing a 5 song EP and 2 singles while playing shows, festivals, and colleges across the Mid-Atlantic and packing out every major venue within their hometown of Norfolk, including 3 headline shows at the 1500 capaci… Thursday, April 30, 2015, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

"A Lie of the Mind" at Theater Gym at Virginia Rep Center

April 30 - May 23 Produced by Cadence Theatre Company, in partnership with Virginia Rep. By Sam Shepard This Winner of the 1986 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play weaves reality and myth into a tragicomedy told in Shepard’s affectionate style. Set in the American West, two families are united by violence, and as further harm and disorder ensues, love seeps up through the cracks, leaving each character to seek their own path to forgiveness and redemption. Full Price: $28 | Virginia Rep Subscribers: $21 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_lie_of.html. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

April 24 – May 17 Vanya and Sonia, two jobless aging adult siblings live in their deceased parents' farm house. Their sister Masha, a somewhat successful actress and her much-younger, dimwitted lover, Spike, pay a visit to announce her plans to sell their parents' home. Throw in a self proclaimed psychic house maid, neighborhood costume party, and a hilarious debate about the devolution of culture, and this sharp, witty Tony Award winning play is sure to have you laughing out of your seat. Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_vanya_and.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Big Sean at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $32.50 ADV | $37.50 DOS Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/big-sean. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

The Trongone Band at the Camel

The Trongone band is a music lover's band. They live in the space that rests between the tension of the familiar and the truly distinct. At its core, the family unit portion of the band, brothers Johnny and Andrew and papa John Trongone, who give the band its name, lay the foundation, the natural cohesion that comes with an intimate familial bond. Similarly their choice of Rock and Americana covers connects with the listener at primal, yet comforting level. What sets this group apart is the inclusion of a diverse and district accompaniment. Mark Ingraham a local legend, who plays with hallmark groups like the D.J. Williams Projekt, musical prodigy Matt Zavitz, and Ben "Wolf" White from the Former Champions, all lend their respective and unique talents that make up this truly awesome powerhouse. $7. Info: http://www.thecamel.org/event/818165-trongone-band-richmond/. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 9:00 PM – Friday, May 1, 2015, 12:00 AM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecamel.org.

No BS Brass Band at Balliceaux

$8. 10pm-1am NO BS! is a Richmond, Va.-based band combining the spirit of New Orleans with original compositions and a select array of hits from the '70s and '80s in an eclectic, virtuosic, and rowdy package. Members of NO BS! Brass have been trained in the conservatory and in the garage band and draw their inspiration from every conceivable source including funk, jazz, klezmer, Led Zeppelin, calypso, and delta blues. For more information: http://www.nobsbrass.com/. Thursday, April 30, 2015, 10:00 PM – Friday, May 1, 2015, 12:00 AM. 203 N. Lombardy St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.balliceauxrva.com.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

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

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower at VMFA

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Friday, May 1, 2015, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Spring Plant Sale at Lewis Ginter

Friday, May 1; 9am - 5pm & Saturday, May 2; 9am - 3pm, 2015 No admission fee required; regular Garden admission to visit the Garden The Garden’s plant sales are among the largest in the region with more than 40 vendors selling plants ranging from well-known favorites to rare exotics. More info: http://www.lewisginter.org/events/event_detail.php?event_id=762. Friday, May 1, 2015, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.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, May 1, 2015, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Adams & Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvafirstfridays.com.

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

Now you have more reasons to hang out at VMFA on Friday nights! Head to the museum and enjoy discounted beverages and free half-hour gallery tours at 7 and 7:30 pm. On the first Friday of each month, check out our First Fridays entertainment, too. Connect with newcomers to Richmond and those new to the arts scene as you make new social and professional contacts. You'll enjoy delicious café cuisine as well as discounted beverages and guided art tours as part of Friday Art & Wine. Details: http://www.vmfa.state.va.us/Calendar_and_Events/Evening_Events/Friday_Art___Wine.aspx The First Fridays series features an eclectic mix of multicultural performing arts showcased in different spaces within the museum. Take advantage of our extended hours on Friday evenings (we’re open until 9 pm) to also stroll through the galleries, explore the VMFA Shop, or enjoy dinner and drinks in Amuse Restaurant. Also enjoy discounted beverages in Best Café and 30-minute gallery tours as part of Friday Art & Wine. Details… Friday, May 1, 2015, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vmfa.state.va.us.

Food Truck Court at Woodland Heights Baptist

Info: http://www.foodtruckcourt.com/. Friday, May 1, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 611 W. 31st St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

Friday Cheers at Brown's Island: Shakey Graves and Yarn

http://www.shakeygraves.com/ http://www.yarnmusic.com Cost: $5 Thousands of people come to relax after the work week on Brown’s Island to meet friends and hear some of the nation’s hottest touring acts and the region’s top bands. There are three entry points to Brown’s Island, and payment will be taken at each. Cash, Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Debit and credit cards are only taken at two entry points: the pedestrian bridge at 5th and 7th streets. No pets are allowed. Advance tickets for individual shows and season passes to Friday Cheers are available online http://www.myticketstobuy.com Info: http://www.venturerichmond.com/events/venture/cheers.html. Friday, May 1, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 500 Tredegar St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.venturerichmond.com.

VCU Music: VCU Jazz "Leap of Faith" CD at Singleton Performing Arts Center

Original jazz compositions recorded live by VCU and UKZN students and faculty, plus cuts with guests Plunky Branch (soprano sax) and Madala Kunene (guitar and vocals). Learn more at: http://wp.vcu.edu/vcujazz/ **This CD can be ordered anytime this semester for pickup at the VCU Music Box Office Tuesday or Thursday 1-3 p.m. or during any event for which the Box Office is open.** $15. Details: https://www.showclix.com/event/3783894. Friday, May 1, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 922 Park Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.showclix.com.

An Evening of Jazz with Desiree Roots Trio at CAGA

Desiree Roots is well known in Richmond and throughout the Eastern Seaboard for her magnificent theatrical and vocal talent. She performs regularly in theatrical productions, concerts, festivals, workshops, and studios, as well as operatic, R&B, gospel and jazz genres. She was bitten by the theatre bug at age 13, and since that time has held leading roles in many productions. Her vocal stylings have also been heard on several episodes of "The Cosby Show" and "A Different World." A graduate of Virginia Union University, she has been the opening act for such internationally known performers as B. B. King, Kenny Garrett, Bobby Watson, Art Porter, Gerald Albright, Phyllis Hyman and Shirley Horne. In 2004, Desiree received the Theresa Pollack Prize for Excellence in the Arts as Best Vocalist in Virginia. Admission: $15 Tickets/information: 804-261-ARTS (2787) or online at http://www.artsglenallen.com. Friday, May 1, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 2880 Mountain Rd. Glen Allen, VA 23060. For more info visit www.artsglenallen.com.

"A Lie of the Mind" at Theater Gym at Virginia Rep Center

April 30 - May 23 Produced by Cadence Theatre Company, in partnership with Virginia Rep. By Sam Shepard This Winner of the 1986 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play weaves reality and myth into a tragicomedy told in Shepard’s affectionate style. Set in the American West, two families are united by violence, and as further harm and disorder ensues, love seeps up through the cracks, leaving each character to seek their own path to forgiveness and redemption. Full Price: $28 | Virginia Rep Subscribers: $21 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_lie_of.html. Friday, May 1, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"The Aliens" at Firehouse Theater

APRIL 16 – MAY 16, 2015 A pair of thirty-something dropouts hang out by the dumpster outside a coffee shop and meditate on music, philosophy, ‘shrooms and Charles Bukowski. When a teenager employee tells them to relocate, they decide to teach him everything they know. Annie Baker’s play, an off Broadway hit, is a humorous look at friendship, ritual and small town New England. “Gentle and extraordinarily beautiful…inordinately delicate…Ms. Baker may just have the subtlest way with exposition of anyone writing for the theater today…there is something distinctly Chekhovian in the way her writing accrues weight and meaning simply through compassionate, truthful observation.” — The New York Times “The talented young playwright Annie Baker sets her new play behind a Vermont café in a break area dotted with dead plants and milk crates that’s accessible only by hopping a fence…Baker’s gift is for humor and empathy—we’d roll our eyes at KJ and Jasper in real life, but she shows us their absurdity and makes u… Friday, May 1, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

April 24 – May 17 Vanya and Sonia, two jobless aging adult siblings live in their deceased parents' farm house. Their sister Masha, a somewhat successful actress and her much-younger, dimwitted lover, Spike, pay a visit to announce her plans to sell their parents' home. Throw in a self proclaimed psychic house maid, neighborhood costume party, and a hilarious debate about the devolution of culture, and this sharp, witty Tony Award winning play is sure to have you laughing out of your seat. Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_vanya_and.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Friday, May 1, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Milky Chance at The National (SOLD OUT)

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $18 ADV | $22 DOS Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/milky-chance-1. Friday, May 1, 2015, 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, May 2, 2015, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 6110 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net.

South of the James Market at Forest Hill Park

The South of the James Farmers Market is an open-air producer-only market where farmers and artisans sell locally-grown and hand-made items including: Vegetables, fruit, plants & flowers Meat, cheese, eggs & honey Jewelry, pottery, art, candles, clothing & knitted items Soaps, lotions & essential oils Baked goods & other prepared foods Located in beautiful Forest Hill Park, the South of the James Market is on Saturdays May through early December and runs from 8am to 12pm. http://www.growrva.com/#!soj/c1yn8/. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. New Kent Ave. & 42nd St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.growrva.com.

St. Stephen's Farmers' Market

Locally produced seasonal vegetables, fruit, herbs, eggs, poultry, beef, pork, flowers, bread, cheese, pasta and other foods are available. In addition, the market features local artisans, locally roasted coffee, and much more. Open Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, May through October. Ample free parking. Info - http://www.saintstephensrichmond.net/farmersmarket. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 6000 Grove Avenue Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.saintstephensrichmond.net.

Alleys and Parks of the Fan Walking Tour

The branching avenues that give the Fan its characteristic fan shape form several triangular green spaces, including Meadow Park and Howitzer Park. Stroll through these, as well as landscaped alleys, and a hidden park, while we enjoy landscapes and gardens in the Fan. Meet at Meadow Park at the intersection of Meadow Street and Park and Stuart Avenues. $15 per person; $5 for History Center Members. Walk-ups welcome. Cash or check, or purchase online. On-street parking. This tour is presented as part of the Richmond History Tours program, a service of the Valentine Richmond History Center. We offer a full schedule of walking and bus tours of city neighborhoods, waterways, parks, retail districts, historic sites and battlefields. Led by a trained master guide, a Richmond History Tour is the best way to experience the city's rich past, present and future. Info: http://thevalentine.org/calendar/the-alleys-and-parks-of-the-fan-walking-tour. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 1701 Monument Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

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

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower at VMFA

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Saturday, May 2, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

44th Annual Arts in the Park at Carillon

Sat. May 2 - 11am-6pm Sun. May 3 - 11am-5pm Arts in the Park is a nationally-rated, juried art show which offers the opportunity for you to see and purchase fine and original work produced by top-quality artists and crafts people from Virginia and throughout the United States. More than 450 artists from around the U.S. will gather in Byrd Park to display everything from fine art paintings to jewelry and weavings. Arts in the Park is recognized as one of the top art shows in the country and is an event people around the entire state of Virginia look forward to each year. Free parking is available at the U of R Stadium with free shuttle service. http://www.richmondartsinthepark.com/ Arts in the Park has FREE Parking and FREE Shuttles available at the University of Richmond Stadium parking lot. We also have handicap parking available at the park. This Art & Craft exhibit has been a celebration of creativity for over thirty years in the City of Richmond. It takes place on the Mall, and in the shad… Saturday, May 2, 2015, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Blanton Ave. & Garrett St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondartsinthepark.com.

2015 ¿Qué Pasa? Festival: Cinco de Mayo on the RVA Canal Walk

The ¿Qué Pasa? Festival, organized by the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (VAHCC) – with the generous help of Venture Richmond – will highlight this state’s diversity and the international melting pot that is Virginia. An annual event to jump-start the summer season, ¿Qué Pasa? Festival showcases the culture and beauty of many Latin American countries. On Saturday, May 2nd, Richmond’s Canal Walk will undergo a community-based transformation to resemble the famous Floating Gardens of Xochimilco for ¿Qué Pasa? beginning at 11:00 a.m. partying its way through the city streets until 7:00 p.m. Richmond’s own Floating Garden boats will offer free boat rides throughout the festival. Bursts of authentic live latin music and performances along the Canal Walk will energize the thousands expected to come to enjoy scrumptious Latin-flavored food, beverages and dazzling arts and crafts. The festival hopes to further economic and tourist development for Richmond’s riverfront by casting this one-of-a-kind aesthet… Saturday, May 2, 2015, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. 14th & Dock Sts. Richmond, VA. For more info visit quepasafestival.com.

Montpelier Wine Festival

The Montpelier Wine Festival is a premier spring event for the whole family. Held annually on the grounds of Montpelier, the lifelong home of James Madison, the fourth President of the United States and the "Father of the Constitution," the Festival showcases distinctive arts and crafts; specialty food vendors; live music; "cooking with wine" classes; children's entertainment and rides; and tastings all day. Adults: $15 in advance, $25 at the gate. Ages 12 to 20: $5 Children under 12: Free 11am to 6pm Saturday May 2 11am to 5pm Sunday May 3 Price includes general admission, a commemorative wine glass, tastings from each winery, and a chance to win a door prize. Wine glasses and tastings with full adult admission only (Adults will be asked to show proof of age). Info - http://www.montpelierwinefestival.com/. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 11407 Constitution Highway Montpelier Station, Virginia. For more info visit www.montpelierwinefestival.com.

XL102 Big Field Day at RIR Complex

XL102's Big Field Day is a true music festival for Richmond featuring bands from around the world, food, craft beer, and thousands of you! General Admission Tickets are available NOW for purchase for $28 (plus service fees). All ticket sales are final. $28 at the gate. Headliners: Incubus, Passion Pit, Dirty Heads, J. Roddy Walston & The Business, Robert DeLong, and Catfish & The Bottlemen. Read more: http://www.xl102richmond.com/features/big-field-day-272/. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM. 600 E. Laburnum Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.xl102richmond.com.

Guided Tour: Men of Iron at American Civil War Center

Before, during and after the Civil War, the Tredegar Iron Works was an important industrial complex. In peacetime, it supplied the vast expansion of the railroad industry; in war it produced the largest number of cannon in the Confederacy. On this tour of the grounds, visitors will learn about the manufacturing of iron, the people who worked here, the historic buildings on site and Tredegar owner Joseph Reid Anderson. Tickets - http://www.tredegar.org/. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. 500 Tredegar St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.tredegar.org.

Spring Plant Sale at Lewis Ginter

Friday, May 1; 9am - 5pm & Saturday, May 2; 9am - 3pm, 2015 No admission fee required; regular Garden admission to visit the Garden The Garden’s plant sales are among the largest in the region with more than 40 vendors selling plants ranging from well-known favorites to rare exotics. More info: http://www.lewisginter.org/events/event_detail.php?event_id=762. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Richmond Kickers v. Charleston Battery at City Stadium

The pre-game party begins at 5:30 p.m. with Happy Hour specials, live music from Lucas & Friends, legendary RVA food trucks including Mediterranean-inspired fare from Sticks Kebob Shop and craft beer on tap. Tickets $7-$12. http://www.richmondkickers.com. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 3201 Maplewood Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondkickers.com.

"A Lie of the Mind" at Theater Gym at Virginia Rep Center

April 30 - May 23 Produced by Cadence Theatre Company, in partnership with Virginia Rep. By Sam Shepard This Winner of the 1986 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play weaves reality and myth into a tragicomedy told in Shepard’s affectionate style. Set in the American West, two families are united by violence, and as further harm and disorder ensues, love seeps up through the cracks, leaving each character to seek their own path to forgiveness and redemption. Full Price: $28 | Virginia Rep Subscribers: $21 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_lie_of.html. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"The Aliens" at Firehouse Theater

APRIL 16 – MAY 16, 2015 A pair of thirty-something dropouts hang out by the dumpster outside a coffee shop and meditate on music, philosophy, ‘shrooms and Charles Bukowski. When a teenager employee tells them to relocate, they decide to teach him everything they know. Annie Baker’s play, an off Broadway hit, is a humorous look at friendship, ritual and small town New England. “Gentle and extraordinarily beautiful…inordinately delicate…Ms. Baker may just have the subtlest way with exposition of anyone writing for the theater today…there is something distinctly Chekhovian in the way her writing accrues weight and meaning simply through compassionate, truthful observation.” — The New York Times “The talented young playwright Annie Baker sets her new play behind a Vermont café in a break area dotted with dead plants and milk crates that’s accessible only by hopping a fence…Baker’s gift is for humor and empathy—we’d roll our eyes at KJ and Jasper in real life, but she shows us their absurdity and makes u… Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

April 24 – May 17 Vanya and Sonia, two jobless aging adult siblings live in their deceased parents' farm house. Their sister Masha, a somewhat successful actress and her much-younger, dimwitted lover, Spike, pay a visit to announce her plans to sell their parents' home. Throw in a self proclaimed psychic house maid, neighborhood costume party, and a hilarious debate about the devolution of culture, and this sharp, witty Tony Award winning play is sure to have you laughing out of your seat. Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_vanya_and.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

VCU Music Rennolds Series: Richard Goode, piano - with Sarah Shafer, Voice Singleton Center for the Performing Arts

Richard Goode has been hailed for music-making of tremendous emotional power, depth, and expressiveness, and has been acknowledged worldwide as one of today’s leading interpreters of Classical and Romantic music. Praised for her “luminous voice” by The New York Times, and named “a singer to watch” by Opera News, soprano Sarah Shafer is quickly emerging as a sought-after operatic and concert artist. General admission: $15, students: $10 Details: http://arts.vcu.edu/music/2014/04/28/richard-goode-sarah-shafer/. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 922 Park Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit arts.vcu.edu.

Ben Folds at The National

with Y Music Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $25 ADV | $28 DOS Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/ben-folds-with-ymusic Multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter/producer Ben Folds is releasing in 2015 a landmark record that will showcase new pop songs – arranged and recorded in collaboration with yMusic, a NYC-based sextet ensemble. The new record also features the debut of Folds’ critically acclaimed “Concerto For Piano and Orchestra.” Recorded in just under two weeks in New York, Los Angeles and Folds’ own historic RCA Studio A in Nashville, the record is marked by its forward-thinking studio craft and creative spontaneity. Folds, who first found fame with the Ben Folds Five, has gone on to have a successful solo career, writing, recording and performing pop hits and a piano concerto, as well as writing and recording music for film and TV. To kick off his 2015 touring, Folds will be joined for the initial tour shows by yMusic, which critics have characterized as combining “all… Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Nephew Tommy Comedy Tour at Altria Theater

Nephew Tommy from The Steve Harvey Morning Show is embarking on a new tour with his crew mate Kier “Junior” Spates and he’s bringing Eugene, Oatmeal and Tony Roberts. $52. Details: http://www.altriatheater.com/events/detail/nephew-tommy. Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 6 N. Laurel St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.altriatheater.com.

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower at VMFA

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Sunday, May 3, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

44th Annual Arts in the Park at Carillon

Sat. May 2 - 11am-6pm Sun. May 3 - 11am-5pm Arts in the Park is a nationally-rated, juried art show which offers the opportunity for you to see and purchase fine and original work produced by top-quality artists and crafts people from Virginia and throughout the United States. More than 450 artists from around the U.S. will gather in Byrd Park to display everything from fine art paintings to jewelry and weavings. Arts in the Park is recognized as one of the top art shows in the country and is an event people around the entire state of Virginia look forward to each year. Free parking is available at the U of R Stadium with free shuttle service. http://www.richmondartsinthepark.com/ Arts in the Park has FREE Parking and FREE Shuttles available at the University of Richmond Stadium parking lot. We also have handicap parking available at the park. This Art & Craft exhibit has been a celebration of creativity for over thirty years in the City of Richmond. It takes place on the Mall, and in the shad… Sunday, May 3, 2015, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Blanton Ave. & Garrett St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondartsinthepark.com.

Montpelier Wine Festival

The Montpelier Wine Festival is a premier spring event for the whole family. Held annually on the grounds of Montpelier, the lifelong home of James Madison, the fourth President of the United States and the "Father of the Constitution," the Festival showcases distinctive arts and crafts; specialty food vendors; live music; "cooking with wine" classes; children's entertainment and rides; and tastings all day. Adults: $15 in advance, $25 at the gate. Ages 12 to 20: $5 Children under 12: Free 11am to 6pm Saturday May 2 11am to 5pm Sunday May 3 Price includes general admission, a commemorative wine glass, tastings from each winery, and a chance to win a door prize. Wine glasses and tastings with full adult admission only (Adults will be asked to show proof of age). Info - http://www.montpelierwinefestival.com/. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 11407 Constitution Highway Montpelier Station, Virginia. For more info visit www.montpelierwinefestival.com.

"The Aliens" at Firehouse Theater

APRIL 16 – MAY 16, 2015 A pair of thirty-something dropouts hang out by the dumpster outside a coffee shop and meditate on music, philosophy, ‘shrooms and Charles Bukowski. When a teenager employee tells them to relocate, they decide to teach him everything they know. Annie Baker’s play, an off Broadway hit, is a humorous look at friendship, ritual and small town New England. “Gentle and extraordinarily beautiful…inordinately delicate…Ms. Baker may just have the subtlest way with exposition of anyone writing for the theater today…there is something distinctly Chekhovian in the way her writing accrues weight and meaning simply through compassionate, truthful observation.” — The New York Times “The talented young playwright Annie Baker sets her new play behind a Vermont café in a break area dotted with dead plants and milk crates that’s accessible only by hopping a fence…Baker’s gift is for humor and empathy—we’d roll our eyes at KJ and Jasper in real life, but she shows us their absurdity and makes u… Sunday, May 3, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

April 24 – May 17 Vanya and Sonia, two jobless aging adult siblings live in their deceased parents' farm house. Their sister Masha, a somewhat successful actress and her much-younger, dimwitted lover, Spike, pay a visit to announce her plans to sell their parents' home. Throw in a self proclaimed psychic house maid, neighborhood costume party, and a hilarious debate about the devolution of culture, and this sharp, witty Tony Award winning play is sure to have you laughing out of your seat. Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_vanya_and.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Ironfronts to High Rises: The Sky's the Limit Walking Tour

The historic business district known for its 19th century iron fronts and 20th century high rises is viewed by developers as an opportunity for urban residential growth. The tour focuses on the history, architectural styles and ornamentation of these buildings and their adaptive reuse for the 21st century. Meet at the northeast corner of 14th and East Main streets. $15 per person, $5 for Valentine Members and children ages 12 and under. Tour guides accept cash or check. Charge in advance online or by phone. This tour is presented as part of the Richmond History Tours program, a service of the Valentine Richmond History Center. We offer a full schedule of walking and bus tours of city neighborhoods, waterways, parks, retail districts, historic sites and battlefields. Led by a trained master guide, a Richmond History Tour is the best way to experience the city's rich past, present and future. Info: http://thevalentine.org/calendar/main-street-recycled-ironfronts. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 1015 E. Clay St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Bolshoi Ballet: "Ivan the Terrible" HD Broadcast at Modlin Center

Music by Sergei Prokofiev | Libretto by Yuri Grigorovich | Choreography by Yuri Grigorovich Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists, and Corps de Ballet Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music About Pathe Live's Bolshoi Ballet Pathe Live's Bolshoi Ballet program brings the best Bolshoi Ballet productions direct from the grand Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow to cinemas and performing arts centers across the U.S. and Canada. Each performance is captured in high definition and broadcast via satellite to participating venues. Tickets $10-$14. Details: http://modlin.richmond.edu/events/modlin-arts-presents/bolshoi-ballet-ivan-the-terrible.html. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Crenshaw Way Richmond, VA. For more info visit modlin.richmond.edu.

Richmond Symphony: Ginastera: Harp Concerto at RMC

Rossini - Overture to L’italiana in Algeri Ginastera - Harp Concerto Lynette Wardle, harp Falla - El sombrero de tres picos (Three-Cornered Hat): Suite No. 1 Arriaga - Symphony in D $20. Details: http://www.richmondsymphony.com/events_details.asp?id=315. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Blackwell Auditorium Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.richmondsymphony.com.

"A Lie of the Mind" at Theater Gym at Virginia Rep Center

April 30 - May 23 Produced by Cadence Theatre Company, in partnership with Virginia Rep. By Sam Shepard This Winner of the 1986 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play weaves reality and myth into a tragicomedy told in Shepard’s affectionate style. Set in the American West, two families are united by violence, and as further harm and disorder ensues, love seeps up through the cracks, leaving each character to seek their own path to forgiveness and redemption. Full Price: $28 | Virginia Rep Subscribers: $21 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_lie_of.html. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Brewgrass Sunday at Legend Brewing

Every Sunday Night at 6:30 PM Legend Brewing Company presents Live Music with rotating bands featuring the areas best bluegrass and Americana musicians! Circus Mutt will be our band for the evening and they never disappoint! Sunday, May 3, 2015, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 321 W. 7th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.legendbrewing.com.

Kevin Hart: What Now? Tour at Richmond Coliseum

Kevin Hart is one of comedy’s biggest stars with a celebrated and award-winning career that has seen the talented entertainer become one of the industry’s most important and influential voices. Since his career began Hart has worked non-stop and in 2015, he will release two movies as well as hit the road for his WHAT NOW? TOUR. Kevin can currently be seen in Screen Gem’s The Wedding Ringer and in March 2015, will star opposite Will Farrell in Warner Bros. Pictures’ Get Hard. In 2016, Kevin will star in Ride Along 2, the anticipated sequel to last year’s $100 million blockbuster hit. The consummate worker, Hart is a force in television too where he is currently executive producing the hit show Real Husbands of Hollywood, which premiered its third season in September on BET. $50-$125. http://richmondcoliseum.net/events/kevin-hart/. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 501 N. 7th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondcoliseum.net.

Old Crow Medicine Show at Altria Theater

The Old Crow Medicine Show got its' start busking on street corners, winning audiences along the way with their boundless energy and spirit. It's been nearly fifteen years since these humble beginnings, and the band has gone on to tour the world, sell over 800,000 albums, become frequent guests on A Prairie Home Companion, and play renowned festivals like Bonnaroo, Coachella, and the Newport Folk Festival. In 2013 they received the great honor of being inducted into the historic Grand Ole Opry. With very special guest Sturgill Simpson $35-$55. Details: http://www.altriatheater.com/events/detail/old-crow-medicine-show. Sunday, May 3, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. 6 N. Laurel St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.altriatheater.com.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

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

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower at VMFA

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Monday, May 4, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

In Flames, All That Remains, Periphery at The National

Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM $22.50 ADV | $27.50 DOS Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/in-flames. Monday, May 4, 2015, 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

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

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower at VMFA

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Book Launch: "Family Bonds: Free Blacks and Re-enslavement Law in Antebellum Virginia" at The Library of Virginia

Free. Between 1854 and 1864, more than a hundred free African Americans in Virginia proposed to enslave themselves and, in some cases, their children. Author Ted Maris-Wolf, Interim Vice President of Research and Historical Interpretation and Abby and George O'Neill Director of the John D. Rockefeller Jr Library at Colonial Williamsburg, explains this phenomenon as a response to state legislation that forced free African Americans to make a terrible choice: leave enslaved loved ones behind for freedom elsewhere or seek a way to remain in their communities, even by renouncing legal freedom. Maris-Wolf paints an intimate portrait of these people whose lives, liberty, and use of Virginia law offer new understandings of race and place in the upper South. A book signing follows the talk. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. 800 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lva.virginia.gov.

Community Conversation: Barton Heights at The Valentine

Join the Valentine as it collaborates with Richmond Magazine, Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) and TMI Consulting to offer the fifth iteration of the "Community Conversations" series. This year will feature monthly discussions about various Richmond localities spanning from Highland Park to Forest Hill. Each conversation will feature panelists who will participate in the discussions to help create a comprehensive view of the history of the selected neighborhood and how it was molded into the place that we see it as today The purpose of the series is to engage the community in a dialogue about the region’s past and how that past can positively shape our collective future. The more people that join in the conversation, the more productive our efforts become, and the easier it will be for everyone to see ourselves in the history of the region. Community Conversations are free and open to the public. A bus or walking tour will be offered of each of the areas the Saturday following each event. A… Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1015 E. Clay St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

VCU Cinematheque: "Only Lovers Left Alive" at Grace St. Theatre

VCUarts Cinema Program hosts Cinematheque, a series of ten world and independent art films projected in 35mm with VCUarts’ brand-new, state-of-the-art projecting system. (804) 828-2020. FREE. Details TBA http://arts.vcu.edu/cinema/cinematheque/. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 934 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit arts.vcu.edu.

Tyler The Creator at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $30. Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/tyler-the-creator. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 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. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 6110 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday through October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower at VMFA

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

VCU Baseball v. Fordham at The Diamond

Adult - $7 Youth/Senior (ages 3-17/62+) - $4 Students - Free. Season Tickets - $40 (804) 828-RAMS (7267) VCU Baseball - http://vcuathletics.com/sports/bsb/index. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vcuathletics.com.

St. Giles Presbyterian Food Truck Court

Info: http://www.foodtruckcourt.com/. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 5200 Grove Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

Center Season - "Richmond Diva - Broadway BaSIX" at CAGA

The Richmond Divas - Debra Wagoner, Cathy Motley-Fitch and Desiree Roots - re-unite on The Center's stage once again for a dynamic musical performance. In this, their sixth year of Center concerts, they sing out once more with some of the greatest Broadway tunes known. Join them and pianist Ryan Corbitt in an evening of show stopping songs that everyone will love. This one-of-a-kind performance by Richmond's own incredibly talented Divas is one night only and can only be seen here at The Center! Admission: $27 Tickets/information: 804-261-ARTS (2787) or online at http://www.artsglenallen.com. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 2880 Mountain Rd. Glen Allen, VA 23060. For more info visit www.artsglenallen.com.

Marilyn Manson at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $49.50 ADV | $55 DOS Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/marilyn-manson-1. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Sufjan Stevens at Altria Theater

Sufjan Stevens is a singer-songwriter currently living in Brooklyn, NY. A preoccupation with epic concepts has motivated two state records (Michigan & Illinois), a collection of sacred and biblical songs (Seven Swans), an electronic album for the animals of the Chinese zodiac (Enjoy Your Rabbit), two Christmas box sets (Songs for Christmas, vol. 1-5 andSilver & Gold, vol. 6-10), and a programmatic tone poem for the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (The BQE). In 2010 Sufjan released an expansive EP (All Delighted People) and the full length The Age of Adz, a collection of songs partly inspired by the outsider artist Royal Robertson. His most recent release is a forthcoming album entitled Carrie & Lowell. The album comes out in March of 2015. $32-$40. Details: http://www.altriatheater.com/events/detail/sufjan-stevens. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 6 N. Laurel St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.altriatheater.com.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

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

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower at VMFA

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Thursday, May 7, 2015, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson by S. C. Gwynne at Virginia Historical Society

Stonewall Jackson has long been a figure of legend and romance. He is considered, without argument, one of America’s greatest military figures. Jackson’s brilliance at the art of war tied Abraham Lincoln and the Union high command in knots and threatened the ultimate success of the Union armies. In April 1862, Jackson was merely another Confederate general in an army fighting what seemed to be a losing cause. By June he had engineered perhaps the greatest military campaign in American history and was one of the most famous men in the western world. S. C. Gwynne’s Rebel Yell is a vivid narrative that delves deep into Jackson’s private life, including the loss of his beloved first wife and his regimented personal habits. Gwynne traces Jackson’s brilliant twenty-four-month career in the Civil War; his stunning effect on the course of the war itself; and his tragic death, which caused both North and South to grieve the loss of a remarkable American hero. Details: http://www.vahistorical.org/attend-event/pr… Thursday, May 7, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. 428 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vahistorical.org.

Hardywood Food Truck Court

We're kicking off the season with a mix of 16 new and favorite local gourmet mobile food vendors, with many more carts on rotation in the weeks to come. Enjoy our line up of seasonal craft beers to pair with eclectic tacos, wood-fired pizza, authentic French crepes, handmade ice cream, Cajun street food, traditional Mediterranean kabobs and more. Hardywood Food Truck Court runs from 5:30-9pm every Thursday through the season and is a family friendly environment. All ages are welcome at the brewery. Virginia ABC law prohibits bringing outside alcoholic beverages on-site, and underage drinking will be strictly prohibited. Info - http://www.hardywood.com/events. Thursday, May 7, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

Jazz Cafe at VMFA

Groove to an eclectic mix of jazz ensembles every Thursday, 6 – 9 pm, at VMFA's Best Café. The Jazz Café is presented to the public by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, in conjunction with the Richmond Jazz Society, free of charge! Light fare and beverages available for sale. Details: http://www.vmfa.state.va.us/Calendar_and_Events/Music/Jazz_Caf%C3%A9.aspx. Thursday, May 7, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vmfa.state.va.us.

"A Lie of the Mind" at Theater Gym at Virginia Rep Center

April 30 - May 23 Produced by Cadence Theatre Company, in partnership with Virginia Rep. By Sam Shepard This Winner of the 1986 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play weaves reality and myth into a tragicomedy told in Shepard’s affectionate style. Set in the American West, two families are united by violence, and as further harm and disorder ensues, love seeps up through the cracks, leaving each character to seek their own path to forgiveness and redemption. Full Price: $28 | Virginia Rep Subscribers: $21 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_lie_of.html. Thursday, May 7, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"The Aliens" at Firehouse Theater

APRIL 16 – MAY 16, 2015 A pair of thirty-something dropouts hang out by the dumpster outside a coffee shop and meditate on music, philosophy, ‘shrooms and Charles Bukowski. When a teenager employee tells them to relocate, they decide to teach him everything they know. Annie Baker’s play, an off Broadway hit, is a humorous look at friendship, ritual and small town New England. “Gentle and extraordinarily beautiful…inordinately delicate…Ms. Baker may just have the subtlest way with exposition of anyone writing for the theater today…there is something distinctly Chekhovian in the way her writing accrues weight and meaning simply through compassionate, truthful observation.” — The New York Times “The talented young playwright Annie Baker sets her new play behind a Vermont café in a break area dotted with dead plants and milk crates that’s accessible only by hopping a fence…Baker’s gift is for humor and empathy—we’d roll our eyes at KJ and Jasper in real life, but she shows us their absurdity and makes u… Thursday, May 7, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

April 24 – May 17 Vanya and Sonia, two jobless aging adult siblings live in their deceased parents' farm house. Their sister Masha, a somewhat successful actress and her much-younger, dimwitted lover, Spike, pay a visit to announce her plans to sell their parents' home. Throw in a self proclaimed psychic house maid, neighborhood costume party, and a hilarious debate about the devolution of culture, and this sharp, witty Tony Award winning play is sure to have you laughing out of your seat. Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_vanya_and.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Thursday, May 7, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Interpol at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $25 ADV | $28 DOS with Taco Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/interpol. Thursday, May 7, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

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

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower at VMFA

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Friday, May 8, 2015, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Mother's Day Weekend Celebration at Lewis Ginter

Friday, Saturday, Sunday All 3 days: This year, for the first time, the popular Butterflies LIVE! exhibit will be open in time for Mother’s Day! Be among the first to see the butterflies (opening May 2). Also available all three days are shopping and lunchtime-dining experiences with mom. The long weekend kicks off Friday, May 9 with National Public Gardens Day. On this day designed to promote awareness of public gardens, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will have its historic Bloemendaal House open to the public (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.) with free tours by knowledgeable Garden Guides (please note: regular admission is required.) Learn more about the history of property as the Lakeside Wheel (or bicycle) Club built in the 1880s. On Saturday, May 10, create the experience your mom would like. Stretch out on quilts in the Rose Garden and read favorite books. Explore woodland walks searching for fairies. Get down and dirty with digging activities. Help weave a Maypole, hula hoop and chase bubbles! (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.… Friday, May 8, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

VCU Baseball v. Fordham at The Diamond

Adult - $7 Youth/Senior (ages 3-17/62+) - $4 Students - Free. Season Tickets - $40 (804) 828-RAMS (7267) VCU Baseball - http://vcuathletics.com/sports/bsb/index. Friday, May 8, 2015, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vcuathletics.com.

UR Baseball v. Dayton at Pitt Field

Free. Free parking next to Robins Center. UR Baseball - http://www.richmondspiders.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=26800&SPID=91943&SPSID=629621. Friday, May 8, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Campus Dr. Richmond, VA 23226. For more info visit www.richmondspiders.com.

Friday Art & Wine / Wine Tasting at VMFA

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

Food Truck Court at Woodland Heights Baptist

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

Friday Cheers at Brown's Island: Jason Isbell with Horsehead

http://www.jasonisbell.com/ http://horseheadmusic.com/ Cost: $10 Thousands of people come to relax after the work week on Brown’s Island to meet friends and hear some of the nation’s hottest touring acts and the region’s top bands. There are three entry points to Brown’s Island, and payment will be taken at each. Cash, Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Debit and credit cards are only taken at two entry points: the pedestrian bridge at 5th and 7th streets. No pets are allowed. Advance tickets for individual shows and season passes to Friday Cheers are available online http://www.myticketstobuy.com Info: http://www.venturerichmond.com/events/venture/cheers.html. Friday, May 8, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 500 Tredegar St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.venturerichmond.com.

"A Lie of the Mind" at Theater Gym at Virginia Rep Center

April 30 - May 23 Produced by Cadence Theatre Company, in partnership with Virginia Rep. By Sam Shepard This Winner of the 1986 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play weaves reality and myth into a tragicomedy told in Shepard’s affectionate style. Set in the American West, two families are united by violence, and as further harm and disorder ensues, love seeps up through the cracks, leaving each character to seek their own path to forgiveness and redemption. Full Price: $28 | Virginia Rep Subscribers: $21 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_lie_of.html. Friday, May 8, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"The Aliens" at Firehouse Theater

APRIL 16 – MAY 16, 2015 A pair of thirty-something dropouts hang out by the dumpster outside a coffee shop and meditate on music, philosophy, ‘shrooms and Charles Bukowski. When a teenager employee tells them to relocate, they decide to teach him everything they know. Annie Baker’s play, an off Broadway hit, is a humorous look at friendship, ritual and small town New England. “Gentle and extraordinarily beautiful…inordinately delicate…Ms. Baker may just have the subtlest way with exposition of anyone writing for the theater today…there is something distinctly Chekhovian in the way her writing accrues weight and meaning simply through compassionate, truthful observation.” — The New York Times “The talented young playwright Annie Baker sets her new play behind a Vermont café in a break area dotted with dead plants and milk crates that’s accessible only by hopping a fence…Baker’s gift is for humor and empathy—we’d roll our eyes at KJ and Jasper in real life, but she shows us their absurdity and makes u… Friday, May 8, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

April 24 – May 17 Vanya and Sonia, two jobless aging adult siblings live in their deceased parents' farm house. Their sister Masha, a somewhat successful actress and her much-younger, dimwitted lover, Spike, pay a visit to announce her plans to sell their parents' home. Throw in a self proclaimed psychic house maid, neighborhood costume party, and a hilarious debate about the devolution of culture, and this sharp, witty Tony Award winning play is sure to have you laughing out of your seat. Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_vanya_and.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Friday, May 8, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Xavier Rudd & The United Nations at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $22.50 ADV | $27.50 DOS Since the very beginning, Xavier Rudd's ability to connect with people has been his most powerful gift. The more he has toured the world, the more hearts he has touched and the more of the world he has put back into his music. Now, fronting a band aptly named The United Nations, Xavier Rudd has assembled a lineup of musicians from around the world as a one-people musical force. Making their debut in 2015, Xavier Rudd And The United Nations finds the iconic Australian solo artist in full band mode for the first time in a long and successful career, and introduces new album Nanna to Xavier's diverse and acclaimed discography... Enthralling audiences with his ability to wield so many instruments at once, Xavier's 2002 debut album, To Let, introduced a sound that was a mix of guitars, yidakis (didgeridoos), stomp box and percussion, blues harp and vocals. Something distinctly new, yet tied back through time to the spirit of our ancestors. With a sou… Friday, May 8, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

2014 Cap2Cap Bike Ride at Rocketts Landing

Help the Virginia Capital Trail Foundation make the Virginia Capital Trail a world-class adventure by joining us for another year of the fabulous Capital to Capital Bike Event. The ride traverses some of the most stunning scenery Virginia has to offer, as cyclists pedal through 400 years of history between Richmond and Williamsburg, Va. Enjoy well-stocked rest stops, awesome volunteers, delicious lunch, BEER, a vendor expo, and live entertainment -- a full day of outdoor fitness and fun! Distances include Quarter-, Half-, and Full-Century rides, plus a 15-Mile Fun Ride, through picturesque Central Virginia countryside. This event starts from Richmond or Williamsburg, Virginia -- visit our website for full details and to register today! http://virginiacapitaltrail.org/cap2cap-ride/. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 6:30 AM – 4:30 PM. 5000 Old Osborne Turnpike Richmond, VA. For more info visit virginiacapitaltrail.org.

Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Series, the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world, raises funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease. The Central Virginia Race for the Cure® was started in 1998 by Jennifer Norvell Saunders, in memory of her mother, Joanne. Joanne lost her battle with breast cancer after a second reoccurrence of her disease. To honor her mother's life, Jennifer, her family, and friends planned the first Central Virginia Race for the Cure with the hope that fifty people would join them. To Jennifer's surprise over 1,200 gathered at the starting line that Mother's Day weekend. To honor Joanne and all the others in Central Virginia who have and are fighting this fight and continue funding local education, screening, and treatment programs, we hope to have 10,000 participants in the 2013 Race and plan to raise $1 million! http://centralva.info-komen.org/site… Saturday, May 9, 2015, 7:00 AM – 10:30 AM. 500 Tredegar St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit centralva.info-komen.org.

Lakeside Farmers' Market

http://www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net The market is open April-December, two days per week. Wednesdays 8AM til dusk. Most vendors stay the entire day and continue selling between market times. Open Saturdays 8AM til noon. Lakeside Farmers' Market offers Local Seasonal Produce, Meats, Cheeses and Baked Goods and Hand Made Items from Local Artists. Arts, Crafts, Dining, Housewares, and Jewelry are located in the retail shops adjacent to the market. New this year, "LAKESIDE FARMERS' MARKET TOO!" This is an indoor option adjacent to the Farmers' Market Pavilion. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 6110 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net.

South of the James Market at Forest Hill Park

The South of the James Farmers Market is an open-air producer-only market where farmers and artisans sell locally-grown and hand-made items including: Vegetables, fruit, plants & flowers Meat, cheese, eggs & honey Jewelry, pottery, art, candles, clothing & knitted items Soaps, lotions & essential oils Baked goods & other prepared foods Located in beautiful Forest Hill Park, the South of the James Market is on Saturdays May through early December and runs from 8am to 12pm. http://www.growrva.com/#!soj/c1yn8/. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. New Kent Ave. & 42nd St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.growrva.com.

St. Stephen's Farmers' Market

Locally produced seasonal vegetables, fruit, herbs, eggs, poultry, beef, pork, flowers, bread, cheese, pasta and other foods are available. In addition, the market features local artisans, locally roasted coffee, and much more. Open Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, May through October. Ample free parking. Info - http://www.saintstephensrichmond.net/farmersmarket. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 6000 Grove Avenue Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.saintstephensrichmond.net.

Community Conversation Walking Tour, Barton Heights

As a tie-in to the Valentine’s Community Conversations series this walking tour of Barton Heights will explore the history of this Richmond neighborhood that has its origins as a streetcar suburb in what was then Henrico County. Incorporated as a town in 1896 and growing quickly after that, it was annexed by Richmond in 1914. Meet at the North Avenue branch of the Richmond Public Library, 2901 North Avenue. Info: http://thevalentine.org/calendar/barton-heights-tour#sthash.YYG1iq2M.dpuf. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 2901 North Avenue Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

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

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower at VMFA

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Mother's Day Weekend Celebration at Lewis Ginter

Friday, Saturday, Sunday All 3 days: This year, for the first time, the popular Butterflies LIVE! exhibit will be open in time for Mother’s Day! Be among the first to see the butterflies (opening May 2). Also available all three days are shopping and lunchtime-dining experiences with mom. The long weekend kicks off Friday, May 9 with National Public Gardens Day. On this day designed to promote awareness of public gardens, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will have its historic Bloemendaal House open to the public (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.) with free tours by knowledgeable Garden Guides (please note: regular admission is required.) Learn more about the history of property as the Lakeside Wheel (or bicycle) Club built in the 1880s. On Saturday, May 10, create the experience your mom would like. Stretch out on quilts in the Rose Garden and read favorite books. Explore woodland walks searching for fairies. Get down and dirty with digging activities. Help weave a Maypole, hula hoop and chase bubbles! (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.… Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

VCU Baseball v. Fordham at The Diamond

Adult - $7 Youth/Senior (ages 3-17/62+) - $4 Students - Free. Season Tickets - $40 (804) 828-RAMS (7267) VCU Baseball - http://vcuathletics.com/sports/bsb/index. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vcuathletics.com.

36th Annual Strawberry Street Festival at Fox School

Mark your calendars and save the date! We will have games, rides, great food, exciting music, fabulous prizes, terrific art, and as always the super delicious strawberries! Check out web site for more info. http://foxpta.org/events/strawberry-street-festival/. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 2300 Hanover Avenue Richmond, VA. For more info visit foxpta.org.

5th Annual Virginia Hops & Barley Festival

Over 30 Virginia Brewed Craft Beers To Sample! Just $15/advance We would love for you to come try these great beers, meet the brewers and spend the day with thousands of other beer lovers. Plus, there's live music, great food and more. It's easy to get to...located at 288 and Huguenot Trail! http://www.vabeerfest.com/. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Historic Malvern 690 Huguenot Trail Midlothian, VA. 23113. For more info visit www.vabeerfest.com.

UR Baseball v. Dayton at Pitt Field

Free. Free parking next to Robins Center. UR Baseball - http://www.richmondspiders.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=26800&SPID=91943&SPSID=629621. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Campus Dr. Richmond, VA 23226. For more info visit www.richmondspiders.com.

Maymont Abbey Mother's Day Tea (SOLD OUT)

Elegant ladies, distinguished gentlemen and attending servants transport you to the past for a charming afternoon tea on the porch of Maymont Mansion. Fans of Downton Abbey will especially enjoy seeing the fashions and hearing the social news of the era as you enjoy traditional tea and treats, followed by a special tour of the Dooleys’ Gilded Age mansion. For more information, please call the number below. Call 804-358-7166, ext. 329. or click here to register online. https://www.maymont.org/mothers-day-tea-2015. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 1800 Hampton St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.maymont.org.

Dweezil Zappa Guitar Masterclass at The National

Doors: 2:30 PM / Show: 3:00 PM $75 For The price of a fuzz pedal, learn techniques from the son of Frank Zappa Dweezil Zappa's music camp Dweezilla has a motto "Learn And Destroy." It refers to destroying the boundaries that confine music creativity. At camp students are in total immersion for 4 days of music instruction. While on tour with Zappa Plays Zappa Dweezil will be previewing some of the guitar concepts he teaches at camp in a special event prior to each concert. "I transformed my guitar technique before starting Zappa Plays Zappa out of necessity to play my dad's most sophisticated and challenging melodies. I've found a lot of exciting new approaches to the guitar. I started Dweezilla music camp as a way to share this information with guitarists. I'm excited to present an opportunity to share thoughts on my approach to guitar with students of all levels before each show on tour." Participants are encouraged to bring their own guitars! Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/d… Saturday, May 9, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Bravo: A Black & White Affair at Altria Theater

Without the arts, our lives would be pretty dull. Your ticket supports Richmond CenterStage’s world-class venues and arts education programs for students of all ages across our region. Don’t miss this chance to see the newly-restored Altria Theater, bid on arts experiences at our silent auction, and celebrate the vibrant performing arts culture in RVA. Come dressed in black and/or white cocktail attire and expect a colorful experience! Attendees must be 21+ Presented by the Richmond CenterStage Associates Board $100. Details: http://www.richmondcenterstage.com/bravo. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 6 N. Laurel St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.

"A Lie of the Mind" at Theater Gym at Virginia Rep Center

April 30 - May 23 Produced by Cadence Theatre Company, in partnership with Virginia Rep. By Sam Shepard This Winner of the 1986 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play weaves reality and myth into a tragicomedy told in Shepard’s affectionate style. Set in the American West, two families are united by violence, and as further harm and disorder ensues, love seeps up through the cracks, leaving each character to seek their own path to forgiveness and redemption. Full Price: $28 | Virginia Rep Subscribers: $21 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_lie_of.html. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"The Aliens" at Firehouse Theater

APRIL 16 – MAY 16, 2015 A pair of thirty-something dropouts hang out by the dumpster outside a coffee shop and meditate on music, philosophy, ‘shrooms and Charles Bukowski. When a teenager employee tells them to relocate, they decide to teach him everything they know. Annie Baker’s play, an off Broadway hit, is a humorous look at friendship, ritual and small town New England. “Gentle and extraordinarily beautiful…inordinately delicate…Ms. Baker may just have the subtlest way with exposition of anyone writing for the theater today…there is something distinctly Chekhovian in the way her writing accrues weight and meaning simply through compassionate, truthful observation.” — The New York Times “The talented young playwright Annie Baker sets her new play behind a Vermont café in a break area dotted with dead plants and milk crates that’s accessible only by hopping a fence…Baker’s gift is for humor and empathy—we’d roll our eyes at KJ and Jasper in real life, but she shows us their absurdity and makes u… Saturday, May 9, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

April 24 – May 17 Vanya and Sonia, two jobless aging adult siblings live in their deceased parents' farm house. Their sister Masha, a somewhat successful actress and her much-younger, dimwitted lover, Spike, pay a visit to announce her plans to sell their parents' home. Throw in a self proclaimed psychic house maid, neighborhood costume party, and a hilarious debate about the devolution of culture, and this sharp, witty Tony Award winning play is sure to have you laughing out of your seat. Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_vanya_and.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Zappa Plays Zappa at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $20 ADV | $25 DOS | $25 Reserved Balcony In 2012 Dweezil redefined Zappa Plays Zappa mission as a band and sculpted it into the current 6 piece configuration he takes on tour. When his father toured with smaller ensembles he referred to them as his “Rocking Teenage Combo.” Smaller in size doesn’t mean smaller in sound. Not for Frank or Dweezil. Now able to tour in even more cities and venues because they can fit on stage easier, Dweezil’s rocking teenage combo has been navigating through new geographic and musical territory. This fine assortment of hand picked musicians all have their own unique qualifications but it’s their dedication to preserving and performing the detailed music of Frank Zappa that unites them and thrills audiences across the globe. Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/zappa-plays-zappa-1. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Richmond Symphony Masterworks: Chichester Psalms at Carpenter Theater

Borodin - Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances Richmond Symphony Chorus Bernstein - Chichester Psalms Richmond Symphony Chorus Prokofiev - Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major May 9 - 8:00pm May 10 - 3:00pm $10-$78. Details: http://www.richmondsymphony.com/events_details.asp?id=307. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondsymphony.com.

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower at VMFA

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Sunday, May 10, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Mother's Day Weekend Celebration at Lewis Ginter

Friday, Saturday, Sunday All 3 days: This year, for the first time, the popular Butterflies LIVE! exhibit will be open in time for Mother’s Day! Be among the first to see the butterflies (opening May 2). Also available all three days are shopping and lunchtime-dining experiences with mom. The long weekend kicks off Friday, May 9 with National Public Gardens Day. On this day designed to promote awareness of public gardens, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will have its historic Bloemendaal House open to the public (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.) with free tours by knowledgeable Garden Guides (please note: regular admission is required.) Learn more about the history of property as the Lakeside Wheel (or bicycle) Club built in the 1880s. On Saturday, May 10, create the experience your mom would like. Stretch out on quilts in the Rose Garden and read favorite books. Explore woodland walks searching for fairies. Get down and dirty with digging activities. Help weave a Maypole, hula hoop and chase bubbles! (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.… Sunday, May 10, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

UR Baseball v. Dayton at Pitt Field

Free. Free parking next to Robins Center. UR Baseball - http://www.richmondspiders.com/SportSelect.dbml?DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=26800&SPID=91943&SPSID=629621. Sunday, May 10, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Campus Dr. Richmond, VA 23226. For more info visit www.richmondspiders.com.

Museum District Mother's Day House & Garden Tour

Tickets $20 in advance and $25 day of tour. Volunteer spots and sponsorships available. There is only one way to spend Mother's Day (ok, maybe there are more, but...) enjoy the Museum District neighborhood's charm, architecture and style spotlighted in this Richmond tradition. More details at http://museumdistrict.org. Sunday, May 10, 2015, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Various Homes in the Museum District. For more info visit museumdistrict.org.

"The Aliens" at Firehouse Theater

APRIL 16 – MAY 16, 2015 A pair of thirty-something dropouts hang out by the dumpster outside a coffee shop and meditate on music, philosophy, ‘shrooms and Charles Bukowski. When a teenager employee tells them to relocate, they decide to teach him everything they know. Annie Baker’s play, an off Broadway hit, is a humorous look at friendship, ritual and small town New England. “Gentle and extraordinarily beautiful…inordinately delicate…Ms. Baker may just have the subtlest way with exposition of anyone writing for the theater today…there is something distinctly Chekhovian in the way her writing accrues weight and meaning simply through compassionate, truthful observation.” — The New York Times “The talented young playwright Annie Baker sets her new play behind a Vermont café in a break area dotted with dead plants and milk crates that’s accessible only by hopping a fence…Baker’s gift is for humor and empathy—we’d roll our eyes at KJ and Jasper in real life, but she shows us their absurdity and makes u… Sunday, May 10, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

April 24 – May 17 Vanya and Sonia, two jobless aging adult siblings live in their deceased parents' farm house. Their sister Masha, a somewhat successful actress and her much-younger, dimwitted lover, Spike, pay a visit to announce her plans to sell their parents' home. Throw in a self proclaimed psychic house maid, neighborhood costume party, and a hilarious debate about the devolution of culture, and this sharp, witty Tony Award winning play is sure to have you laughing out of your seat. Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_vanya_and.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Sunday, May 10, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Sunday Specialty Walking Tour of Hollywood Cemetery

An extension of the daily “Highlights” tour, this version covers in more detail the cemetery’s unique history, landscape design, architecture, symbols and residents. $15 per person; $10 for History Center Members (price includes a $5 donation to the Friends of Hollywood Cemetery for the restoration of monuments and iron fences on the cemetery grounds) Walk-ups welcome. Cash or check, or purchase online. On-street parking. This tour is presented as part of the Richmond History Tours program, a service of the Valentine Richmond History Center. We offer a full schedule of walking and bus tours of city neighborhoods, waterways, parks, retail districts, historic sites and battlefields. Led by a trained master guide, a Richmond History Tour is the best way to experience the city's rich past, present and future. Sunday, May 10, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. S. Cherry St. & Albemarle St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

Richmond Symphony Masterworks: Chichester Psalms at Carpenter Theater

Borodin - Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances Richmond Symphony Chorus Bernstein - Chichester Psalms Richmond Symphony Chorus Prokofiev - Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major May 9 - 8:00pm May 10 - 3:00pm $10-$78. Details: http://www.richmondsymphony.com/events_details.asp?id=307. Sunday, May 10, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondsymphony.com.

"A Lie of the Mind" at Theater Gym at Virginia Rep Center

April 30 - May 23 Produced by Cadence Theatre Company, in partnership with Virginia Rep. By Sam Shepard This Winner of the 1986 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play weaves reality and myth into a tragicomedy told in Shepard’s affectionate style. Set in the American West, two families are united by violence, and as further harm and disorder ensues, love seeps up through the cracks, leaving each character to seek their own path to forgiveness and redemption. Full Price: $28 | Virginia Rep Subscribers: $21 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_lie_of.html. Sunday, May 10, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Brewgrass Sunday at Legend Brewing

Every Sunday Night at 6:30 PM Legend Brewing Company presents Live Music with rotating bands featuring the areas best bluegrass and Americana musicians! Circus Mutt will be our band for the evening and they never disappoint! Sunday, May 10, 2015, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 321 W. 7th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.legendbrewing.com.

Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Spring Concert - FREE at Carpenter Theater

Free - no ticket required! More information to be announced. http://www.richmondsymphony.com/education.asp. Sunday, May 10, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondsymphony.com.

Kaiser Chiefs at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $20 ADV | $23 DOS Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/kaiser-chiefs. Sunday, May 10, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

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

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower at VMFA

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Monday, May 11, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Buggaboo at Capital Ale House

In a world of cookie cutter sounds, Buggaboo is a band capturing the spirit, creativity, and innovation of Rock and Roll. Their unique musical goulash blends infectious melodies and rich harmonies on a bed of deep-rooted grooves. From Soul to Country, Psychedelic and all that’s in between, Buggaboo is sure to stimulate the senses and penetrate the soul. Austin, Texas-based Americana Rock band Buggaboo is celebrating the release of their second full-length album, ‘Asteria’. Buggaboo is: Chad Pope, Clayton Colvin, and Douglas Jay Boyd. Each member of this non-traditional trio brings a unique approach to writing, singing, and playing, weaving an inimitable sound. The band has been touring nationwide for almost 2 years, performing nearly 300 shows annually, from renowned honky-tonk Luckenbach, TX, to the esteemed Rockwood Music Hall in New York City. In 2013, Buggaboo was an official selection for South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, one of the largest and most well regarded conferences in the world. A… Monday, May 11, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit capitalalehouse.com.

Burgers & Bands Series presents Buggaboo at Capital Ale House

In a world of cookie cutter sounds, Buggaboo is a band capturing the spirit, creativity, and innovation of Rock and Roll. Their unique musical goulash blends infectious melodies and rich harmonies on a bed of deep-rooted grooves. From Soul to Country, Psychedelic and all that’s in between, Buggaboo is sure to stimulate the senses and penetrate the soul. Doors: 7 pm / Show: 8 pm Price: $2.00 Details - http://capitalalehouse.com/events-info/?ee=328. Monday, May 11, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit capitalalehouse.com.

Coffee & Conversations: "Behind the Scenes of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

Coffee & Conversations - Meet the Cast and Crew Join us for informal, moderated discussions with Va Rep’s leading actors, directors, and designers. Sponsored by Rostov's Coffee and Tea. Discussions are held in the upstairs lobby at Willow Lawn beginning at 9:30 a.m. and last one hour. Except where indicated*, the series takes place on the second Tuesday of each month. All programs are free-of-charge and open to everyone. A $3 free-will donation is gratefully accepted from those who have the means. No RSVP is required. Play details: http://va-rep.org/show_vanya_and.html Vanya and Sonia, two jobless aging adult siblings live in their deceased parents' farm house. Their sister, Masha, a somewhat successful actress, and her much-younger, dimwitted lover, Spike, pay a visit to announce her plans to sell their parents' home. Throw in a self proclaimed psychic house maid, a neighborhood costume party, and a hilarious debate about the devolution of culture, and this sharp, witty Tony Award-winning play… Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

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

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower at VMFA

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 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. Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 6110 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday through October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower at VMFA

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

St. Giles Presbyterian Food Truck Court

Info: http://www.foodtruckcourt.com/. Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 5200 Grove Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

DigiTour presents United26 Tour at The National

Doors: 5:30 PM / Show: 6:30 PM $25 ADV | $28 DOS Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/digitour-presents-united-26-with-hayes-grier. Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Center Season - "The Snyder Family Band" at CAGA

Experience the music and talents of the next generation of bluegrass musicians! In 2011, at 15, Zeb won the South Carolina Guitar Championship at Reno Fest and the adult guitar competition at the Galax Old Time Fiddlers Convention, triumphing over close to 200 other entrants. For Samantha, in 2008 at 9, she became the youngest ever to win the prestigious "Fiddler of the Festival" at Fiddler's Grove, NC. In 2011 at 12, she won the Adult Fiddle Competition at the Galax Old Time Fiddlers Convention. She was selected to be a part of the International Bluegrass Music Association Youth All Star Band that performed at the awards show in September 2013. Supporting these gift musicians are their dad, Bud, on the upright bass, mom, Laine, providing three-part harmony and brother Owen, 8, an up and coming guitarist. Admission: $25 Tickets/information: 804-261-ARTS (2787) or online at http://www.artsglenallen.com. Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 2880 Mountain Rd. Glen Allen, VA 23060. For more info visit www.artsglenallen.com.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday through October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Thursday, May 14, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower at VMFA

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Thursday, May 14, 2015, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Stuart G. Christian Jr. Lecture - "Leadership and Decision-Making in the D-Day Invasion" by Craig L. Symonds at Virginia Historical Society

On June 6, 1944, more than six thousand Allied ships carried more than a million soldiers across the English Channel to a fifty-mile-wide strip of the Normandy coast in German-occupied France. It was the greatest sea-borne assault in human history. The code names given to the beaches where the ships landed the soldiers have become immortal: Gold, Juno, Sword, Utah, and especially Omaha, the scene of almost unimaginable human tragedy. The sea of crosses in the cemetery sitting today atop a bluff overlooking the beaches recalls to us its cost. Most accounts of this epic story begin with the landings on the morning of June 6. In fact, however, D-Day was the culmination of months and years of planning and intense debate. Craig L. Symonds now offers the complete story of this Olympian effort. The obstacles to success were many. In addition to divergent strategic views and cultural frictions, Symonds includes vivid portraits of the key decision-makers, from Franklin Roosevelt and Churchill, to Marshall, Dwight… Thursday, May 14, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM. 428 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vahistorical.org.

Hardywood Food Truck Court

We're kicking off the season with a mix of 16 new and favorite local gourmet mobile food vendors, with many more carts on rotation in the weeks to come. Enjoy our line up of seasonal craft beers to pair with eclectic tacos, wood-fired pizza, authentic French crepes, handmade ice cream, Cajun street food, traditional Mediterranean kabobs and more. Hardywood Food Truck Court runs from 5:30-9pm every Thursday through the season and is a family friendly environment. All ages are welcome at the brewery. Virginia ABC law prohibits bringing outside alcoholic beverages on-site, and underage drinking will be strictly prohibited. Info - http://www.hardywood.com/events. Thursday, May 14, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

Jazz Cafe at VMFA

Groove to an eclectic mix of jazz ensembles every Thursday, 6 – 9 pm, at VMFA's Best Café. The Jazz Café is presented to the public by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, in conjunction with the Richmond Jazz Society, free of charge! Light fare and beverages available for sale. Details: http://www.vmfa.state.va.us/Calendar_and_Events/Music/Jazz_Caf%C3%A9.aspx. Thursday, May 14, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vmfa.state.va.us.

Highlights of Hollywood Walking Tour

Established in 1847, Hollywood Cemetery is a magnificent example of the rural garden style cemetery and was one of America's first parks. Learn about the cemetery's history, artwork, symbolism and some of the more famous of its over 80,000 residents, including well-known writers, politicians, Confederate notables and two United States presidents. $15 per person; $10 for History Center Members (price includes a $5 donation to the Friends of Hollywood Cemetery for the restoration of monuments and iron fences on the cemetery grounds) Walk-ups welcome. Cash or check, or purchase online. On-street parking. This tour is presented as part of the Richmond History Tours program, a service of the Valentine Richmond History Center. We offer a full schedule of walking and bus tours of city neighborhoods, waterways, parks, retail districts, historic sites and battlefields. Led by a trained master guide, a Richmond History Tour is the best way to experience the city's rich past, present and future. Info: ht… Thursday, May 14, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. S. Cherry St. & Albemarle St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

"A Lie of the Mind" at Theater Gym at Virginia Rep Center

April 30 - May 23 Produced by Cadence Theatre Company, in partnership with Virginia Rep. By Sam Shepard This Winner of the 1986 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play weaves reality and myth into a tragicomedy told in Shepard’s affectionate style. Set in the American West, two families are united by violence, and as further harm and disorder ensues, love seeps up through the cracks, leaving each character to seek their own path to forgiveness and redemption. Full Price: $28 | Virginia Rep Subscribers: $21 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_lie_of.html. Thursday, May 14, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"The Aliens" at Firehouse Theater

APRIL 16 – MAY 16, 2015 A pair of thirty-something dropouts hang out by the dumpster outside a coffee shop and meditate on music, philosophy, ‘shrooms and Charles Bukowski. When a teenager employee tells them to relocate, they decide to teach him everything they know. Annie Baker’s play, an off Broadway hit, is a humorous look at friendship, ritual and small town New England. “Gentle and extraordinarily beautiful…inordinately delicate…Ms. Baker may just have the subtlest way with exposition of anyone writing for the theater today…there is something distinctly Chekhovian in the way her writing accrues weight and meaning simply through compassionate, truthful observation.” — The New York Times “The talented young playwright Annie Baker sets her new play behind a Vermont café in a break area dotted with dead plants and milk crates that’s accessible only by hopping a fence…Baker’s gift is for humor and empathy—we’d roll our eyes at KJ and Jasper in real life, but she shows us their absurdity and makes u… Thursday, May 14, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

April 24 – May 17 Vanya and Sonia, two jobless aging adult siblings live in their deceased parents' farm house. Their sister Masha, a somewhat successful actress and her much-younger, dimwitted lover, Spike, pay a visit to announce her plans to sell their parents' home. Throw in a self proclaimed psychic house maid, neighborhood costume party, and a hilarious debate about the devolution of culture, and this sharp, witty Tony Award winning play is sure to have you laughing out of your seat. Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_vanya_and.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Thursday, May 14, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday through October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Friday, May 15, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower at VMFA

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Friday, May 15, 2015, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

31st Annual Lebanese Food Festival at St. Anthony’s Maronite Catholic Church

Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16, 10 AM to 10 PM Sunday, May 17, 2014, 10 AM to 8:00 PM Enjoy Favorite Lebanese Delicacies * Sweets * Music * Dancing We have complete dinners, boxed lunches and over 20 a la carte items to choose from. Menu - http://www.stanthonymaronitechurch.org/festival/index.htm Take out orders can be faxed to 804/273-9914 or called in at 804/346-1161 or 804/270-7234. No e-mail orders will be taken. For general information, call (804) 346-1161 or (804) 270-7234 or e-mail Festival@StAnthonyMaroniteChurch.org. Friday, May 15, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. 4611 Sadler Rd. Glen Allen, VA. For more info visit www.stanthonymaronitechurch.org.

Dominion Riverrock at Brown's Island

May 15-17, 2015. Athletes of all types and levels can register online. Schedule - http://www.dominionriverrock.com/schedule/ Dominion Riverrock unites the community through a unique mix of sports, music and fun, set against the backdrop of Richmond’s downtown riverfront. The party begins on Friday with live music…a Mud Run...and an acrobatic freestyle bike competition. Then, join in the fun Saturday as athletes from around the region square off in high-adrenaline activities both in and around the river—like the James River Scramble trail run, mountain biking, kayaking and much more. With additional musical performances, spectator sports like the highflying Ultimate Air Dogs, food, exhibits and more, Dominion Riverrock is Richmond’s premiere river event. MUSIC Friday, May 15 Time Band 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm PGrass 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm Greensky Bluegrass Saturday, May 16 Time Band 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm Manatree 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Sam Reed Syndicate 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Mighty Joshua and the Zion #5 4:45 pm… Friday, May 15, 2015, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM. 700 Tredegar St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.dominionriverrock.com.

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, May 15, 2015, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Target $1 Family Night at Children’s Museum of Richmond Central

http://www.ChildrensMuseumOfRichmond.org or call (804)474-7000. Bring the whole family to enjoy what The Children's Museum of Richmond - Central has to offer from 5:00-7:30pm on the third Friday of every month for just $1 per person! Children’s Museum of Richmond (CMoR) welcomes groups that visit on Target $1 Family night! Please be sure to note our required ratio of 1 adult chaperon for every 5 children that check in. Offered every month except for December and only valid on Children’s Museum of Richmond-Central. Please check more info at http://www.c-mor.org/events/Target-Family-Night. Friday, May 15, 2015, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM. 2626 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.childrensmuseumofrichmond.org.

Food Truck Court at Woodland Heights Baptist

Info: http://www.foodtruckcourt.com/. Friday, May 15, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 611 W. 31st St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

"A Lie of the Mind" at Theater Gym at Virginia Rep Center

April 30 - May 23 Produced by Cadence Theatre Company, in partnership with Virginia Rep. By Sam Shepard This Winner of the 1986 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play weaves reality and myth into a tragicomedy told in Shepard’s affectionate style. Set in the American West, two families are united by violence, and as further harm and disorder ensues, love seeps up through the cracks, leaving each character to seek their own path to forgiveness and redemption. Full Price: $28 | Virginia Rep Subscribers: $21 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_lie_of.html. Friday, May 15, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"The Aliens" at Firehouse Theater

APRIL 16 – MAY 16, 2015 A pair of thirty-something dropouts hang out by the dumpster outside a coffee shop and meditate on music, philosophy, ‘shrooms and Charles Bukowski. When a teenager employee tells them to relocate, they decide to teach him everything they know. Annie Baker’s play, an off Broadway hit, is a humorous look at friendship, ritual and small town New England. “Gentle and extraordinarily beautiful…inordinately delicate…Ms. Baker may just have the subtlest way with exposition of anyone writing for the theater today…there is something distinctly Chekhovian in the way her writing accrues weight and meaning simply through compassionate, truthful observation.” — The New York Times “The talented young playwright Annie Baker sets her new play behind a Vermont café in a break area dotted with dead plants and milk crates that’s accessible only by hopping a fence…Baker’s gift is for humor and empathy—we’d roll our eyes at KJ and Jasper in real life, but she shows us their absurdity and makes u… Friday, May 15, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

April 24 – May 17 Vanya and Sonia, two jobless aging adult siblings live in their deceased parents' farm house. Their sister Masha, a somewhat successful actress and her much-younger, dimwitted lover, Spike, pay a visit to announce her plans to sell their parents' home. Throw in a self proclaimed psychic house maid, neighborhood costume party, and a hilarious debate about the devolution of culture, and this sharp, witty Tony Award winning play is sure to have you laughing out of your seat. Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_vanya_and.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Friday, May 15, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $20 GA Floor | $25 Reserved Seat Balcony Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/scott-bradlees-postmodern-jukebox. Friday, May 15, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Jarekus Singleton at Capital Ale House

Jackson, Mississippi’s award-winning guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, 29-year-old Jarekus Singleton, is one of the brightest, most exciting young stars on the blues scene today. His cutting-edge, streetwise music – melding contemporary and traditional blues with rock energy and hip-hop wordplay – turns audiences of all ages into devoted fans. Doors: 8 pm / Show: 9 pm Tickets: $10 advance / $12 day of show Details - http://capitalalehouse.com/events-info/?ee=286. Friday, May 15, 2015, 9:00 PM – Saturday, May 16, 2015, 12:00 AM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit capitalalehouse.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, May 16, 2015, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 6110 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net.

South of the James Market at Forest Hill Park

The South of the James Farmers Market is an open-air producer-only market where farmers and artisans sell locally-grown and hand-made items including: Vegetables, fruit, plants & flowers Meat, cheese, eggs & honey Jewelry, pottery, art, candles, clothing & knitted items Soaps, lotions & essential oils Baked goods & other prepared foods Located in beautiful Forest Hill Park, the South of the James Market is on Saturdays May through early December and runs from 8am to 12pm. http://www.growrva.com/#!soj/c1yn8/. Saturday, May 16, 2015, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. New Kent Ave. & 42nd St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.growrva.com.

St. Stephen's Farmers' Market

Locally produced seasonal vegetables, fruit, herbs, eggs, poultry, beef, pork, flowers, bread, cheese, pasta and other foods are available. In addition, the market features local artisans, locally roasted coffee, and much more. Open Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, May through October. Ample free parking. Info - http://www.saintstephensrichmond.net/farmersmarket. Saturday, May 16, 2015, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 6000 Grove Avenue Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.saintstephensrichmond.net.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday through October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Saturday, May 16, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

History Hounds Explore Church Hill Walking Tour

Dogs and their owners will enjoy this walking tour presented in partnership with the Richmond SPCA. Dogs must have current shots, mix well with others and remain leashed. Owners are responsible for water and cleaning up after their dogs. Meet at Patrick Henry Park at East Broad and 24th Streets. Reservations required: call 804-649-0711, ext. 301. $15 per person, $5 for Valentine Members and children ages 12 and under. Tour guides accept cash or check. Charge in advance online or by phone. This tour is presented as part of the Richmond History Tours program, a service of the Valentine Richmond History Center. We offer a full schedule of walking and bus tours of city neighborhoods, waterways, parks, retail districts, historic sites and battlefields. Led by a trained master guide, a Richmond History Tour is the best way to experience the city's rich past, present and future. Info: http://thevalentine.org/calendar/history-hounds-church-hill-tour. Saturday, May 16, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. East Broad and 24th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower at VMFA

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Saturday, May 16, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

31st Annual Lebanese Food Festival at St. Anthony’s Maronite Catholic Church

Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16, 10 AM to 10 PM Sunday, May 17, 2014, 10 AM to 8:00 PM Enjoy Favorite Lebanese Delicacies * Sweets * Music * Dancing We have complete dinners, boxed lunches and over 20 a la carte items to choose from. Menu - http://www.stanthonymaronitechurch.org/festival/index.htm Take out orders can be faxed to 804/273-9914 or called in at 804/346-1161 or 804/270-7234. No e-mail orders will be taken. For general information, call (804) 346-1161 or (804) 270-7234 or e-mail Festival@StAnthonyMaroniteChurch.org. Saturday, May 16, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. 4611 Sadler Rd. Glen Allen, VA. For more info visit www.stanthonymaronitechurch.org.

Dominion Riverrock at Brown's Island

May 15-17, 2015. Athletes of all types and levels can register online. Schedule - http://www.dominionriverrock.com/schedule/ Dominion Riverrock unites the community through a unique mix of sports, music and fun, set against the backdrop of Richmond’s downtown riverfront. The party begins on Friday with live music…a Mud Run...and an acrobatic freestyle bike competition. Then, join in the fun Saturday as athletes from around the region square off in high-adrenaline activities both in and around the river—like the James River Scramble trail run, mountain biking, kayaking and much more. With additional musical performances, spectator sports like the highflying Ultimate Air Dogs, food, exhibits and more, Dominion Riverrock is Richmond’s premiere river event. MUSIC Friday, May 15 Time Band 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm PGrass 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm Greensky Bluegrass Saturday, May 16 Time Band 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm Manatree 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Sam Reed Syndicate 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Mighty Joshua and the Zion #5 4:45 pm… Saturday, May 16, 2015, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM. 700 Tredegar St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.dominionriverrock.com.

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, May 16, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 1217 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit realrichmondva.com.

Warner Bros. Presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II at Altria Theater

Join everyone's favorite "Wascally Wabbit" and his friends with classic Looney Tunes on the big screen, accompanied by live orchestra. $12-$60. Details: http://www.altriatheater.com/events/detail/bugs-bunny. Saturday, May 16, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 6 N. Laurel St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.altriatheater.com.

Henley Street Theatre and Richmond Shakespeare: The 3rd Annual Bootleg Ball at Glave Kocen Gallery

We hope you will join us for the Third Annual Bootleg Ball at the Glave Kocen Gallery to support Henley Street Theatre and Richmond Shakespeare! The night will include casino games, an open bar, and a silent auction. You will also be among the first the hear the new name for our company! Henley Street Theatre Company is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. $25 of your ticket purchase is tax-deductible. We’re looking forward to having you join us! Info - http://henleystreettheatre.org/3rd-annual-bootleg-ball. Saturday, May 16, 2015, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1620 W. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit henleystreettheatre.org.

"A Lie of the Mind" at Theater Gym at Virginia Rep Center

April 30 - May 23 Produced by Cadence Theatre Company, in partnership with Virginia Rep. By Sam Shepard This Winner of the 1986 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play weaves reality and myth into a tragicomedy told in Shepard’s affectionate style. Set in the American West, two families are united by violence, and as further harm and disorder ensues, love seeps up through the cracks, leaving each character to seek their own path to forgiveness and redemption. Full Price: $28 | Virginia Rep Subscribers: $21 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_lie_of.html. Saturday, May 16, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"The Aliens" at Firehouse Theater

APRIL 16 – MAY 16, 2015 A pair of thirty-something dropouts hang out by the dumpster outside a coffee shop and meditate on music, philosophy, ‘shrooms and Charles Bukowski. When a teenager employee tells them to relocate, they decide to teach him everything they know. Annie Baker’s play, an off Broadway hit, is a humorous look at friendship, ritual and small town New England. “Gentle and extraordinarily beautiful…inordinately delicate…Ms. Baker may just have the subtlest way with exposition of anyone writing for the theater today…there is something distinctly Chekhovian in the way her writing accrues weight and meaning simply through compassionate, truthful observation.” — The New York Times “The talented young playwright Annie Baker sets her new play behind a Vermont café in a break area dotted with dead plants and milk crates that’s accessible only by hopping a fence…Baker’s gift is for humor and empathy—we’d roll our eyes at KJ and Jasper in real life, but she shows us their absurdity and makes u… Saturday, May 16, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

April 24 – May 17 Vanya and Sonia, two jobless aging adult siblings live in their deceased parents' farm house. Their sister Masha, a somewhat successful actress and her much-younger, dimwitted lover, Spike, pay a visit to announce her plans to sell their parents' home. Throw in a self proclaimed psychic house maid, neighborhood costume party, and a hilarious debate about the devolution of culture, and this sharp, witty Tony Award winning play is sure to have you laughing out of your seat. Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_vanya_and.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Saturday, May 16, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Brett Eldredge at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $22.50 ADV | $25 DOS Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/brett-eldredge. Saturday, May 16, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower at VMFA

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Sunday, May 17, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

31st Annual Lebanese Food Festival at St. Anthony’s Maronite Catholic Church

Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16, 10 AM to 10 PM Sunday, May 17, 2014, 10 AM to 8:00 PM Enjoy Favorite Lebanese Delicacies * Sweets * Music * Dancing We have complete dinners, boxed lunches and over 20 a la carte items to choose from. Menu - http://www.stanthonymaronitechurch.org/festival/index.htm Take out orders can be faxed to 804/273-9914 or called in at 804/346-1161 or 804/270-7234. No e-mail orders will be taken. For general information, call (804) 346-1161 or (804) 270-7234 or e-mail Festival@StAnthonyMaroniteChurch.org. Sunday, May 17, 2015, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. 4611 Sadler Rd. Glen Allen, VA. For more info visit www.stanthonymaronitechurch.org.

Dominion Riverrock at Brown's Island

May 15-17, 2015. Athletes of all types and levels can register online. Schedule - http://www.dominionriverrock.com/schedule/ Dominion Riverrock unites the community through a unique mix of sports, music and fun, set against the backdrop of Richmond’s downtown riverfront. The party begins on Friday with live music…a Mud Run...and an acrobatic freestyle bike competition. Then, join in the fun Saturday as athletes from around the region square off in high-adrenaline activities both in and around the river—like the James River Scramble trail run, mountain biking, kayaking and much more. With additional musical performances, spectator sports like the highflying Ultimate Air Dogs, food, exhibits and more, Dominion Riverrock is Richmond’s premiere river event. MUSIC Friday, May 15 Time Band 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm PGrass 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm Greensky Bluegrass Saturday, May 16 Time Band 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm Manatree 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Sam Reed Syndicate 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Mighty Joshua and the Zion #5 4:45 pm… Sunday, May 17, 2015, 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM. 700 Tredegar St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.dominionriverrock.com.

"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

April 24 – May 17 Vanya and Sonia, two jobless aging adult siblings live in their deceased parents' farm house. Their sister Masha, a somewhat successful actress and her much-younger, dimwitted lover, Spike, pay a visit to announce her plans to sell their parents' home. Throw in a self proclaimed psychic house maid, neighborhood costume party, and a hilarious debate about the devolution of culture, and this sharp, witty Tony Award winning play is sure to have you laughing out of your seat. Suggested for ages 14 and up. Premium $46 | Standard $38 | Value $30 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_vanya_and.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Sunday, May 17, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Canal Boats and Cobblestones Walking Tour

Explore architectural treasures and preservation efforts along the James River and the canals. Includes Shockoe Slip, the Turning Basin and the warehouse district. Meet at the James Center Clock Tower at 10th and East Cary Streets. $15 per person, $5 for Valentine Members and children ages 12 and under. Tour guides accept cash or check. Charge in advance online or by phone. This tour is presented as part of the Richmond History Tours program, a service of the Valentine Richmond History Center. We offer a full schedule of walking and bus tours of city neighborhoods, waterways, parks, retail districts, historic sites and battlefields. Led by a trained master guide, a Richmond History Tour is the best way to experience the city's rich past, present and future. Info: http://thevalentine.org/calendar/canal-boats-and-cobblestones-walking-tour. Sunday, May 17, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 10th and East Cary Street Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

"A Lie of the Mind" at Theater Gym at Virginia Rep Center

April 30 - May 23 Produced by Cadence Theatre Company, in partnership with Virginia Rep. By Sam Shepard This Winner of the 1986 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play weaves reality and myth into a tragicomedy told in Shepard’s affectionate style. Set in the American West, two families are united by violence, and as further harm and disorder ensues, love seeps up through the cracks, leaving each character to seek their own path to forgiveness and redemption. Full Price: $28 | Virginia Rep Subscribers: $21 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_lie_of.html. Sunday, May 17, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Brewgrass Sunday at Legend Brewing

Every Sunday Night at 6:30 PM Legend Brewing Company presents Live Music with rotating bands featuring the areas best bluegrass and Americana musicians! Circus Mutt will be our band for the evening and they never disappoint! Sunday, May 17, 2015, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 321 W. 7th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.legendbrewing.com.