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Lakeside Farmers' Market

http://www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net The market is open April-December, two days per week. Wednesdays 8AM til dusk. Most vendors stay the entire day and continue selling between market times. Open Saturdays 8AM til noon. Lakeside Farmers' Market offers Local Seasonal Produce, Meats, Cheeses and Baked Goods and Hand Made Items from Local Artists. Arts, Crafts, Dining, Housewares, and Jewelry are located in the retail shops adjacent to the market. New this year, "LAKESIDE FARMERS' MARKET TOO!" This is an indoor option adjacent to the Farmers' Market Pavilion. Wednesday, July 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, July 29, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

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

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

"Goodnight Moon" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

July 10 – August 2, 2015 Join us as we jump into a young bunny’s imagination as he prepares for bedtime and journeys through night to say goodnight to the moon, the red balloon, the cow jumping over the moon, and everything else in between. Based on the esteemed and beloved book by Margaret Wise Brown, this whimsical story filled with music and humor is sure to delight even the youngest audiences. Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 4 and up. $18. Details: http://tickets.va-rep.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=3443. Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

St. Giles Presbyterian Food Truck Court

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

Tim Grimm and Ben Bedford - The Tall Trees at Ashland Coffee & Tea

Two Americana songwriters with strong credentials are pairing up for this tour along with classically trained violinist Diederik van Wassenaer (This Amsterdam native, and graduate of Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, does not hold a firm, classical view of the role of violin. Diederik soaked in the sounds of bluegrass in Nashville and you will be pleasantly surprised when you hear the freedom of expression from this fiddle player) and Connor Grimm on Bass. TIM GRIMM is an award-winning songwriter, and actor on stage and screen. He has toured and recorded with his friend, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, appeared with Harrison Ford in the film Clear and Present Danger, and has shared the stage with writer and poet Wendell Berry. His recording, The Back Fields was named Best Americana Album in the 2006 Just Plain Folks Music Awards in Los Angeles (the largest and most diverse music awards in the world). Named 2000’s “BEST DISCOVERY in Roots/Americana Music” by The Chicago Sun-Times, and “2004 MALE ARTIST o… Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.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, July 30, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

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

MAY 29, 2015 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists –Ryudaibori (formerly Horitaka, Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken – inspired by the Japanese tradition of tattooing and heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking. Specially commissioned photographs of work by each artist will be displayed alongside tools and relief carvings, as well as a recreated Torii. A companion book of the same title features additional photographs and writings, and is published by the Japanese American National Museum. $8-$10. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/art-japanese-tattoo/. Thursday, July 30, 2015, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

"Goodnight Moon" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

July 10 – August 2, 2015 Join us as we jump into a young bunny’s imagination as he prepares for bedtime and journeys through night to say goodnight to the moon, the red balloon, the cow jumping over the moon, and everything else in between. Based on the esteemed and beloved book by Margaret Wise Brown, this whimsical story filled with music and humor is sure to delight even the youngest audiences. Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 4 and up. $18. Details: http://tickets.va-rep.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=3443. Thursday, July 30, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

Flowers After 5 at Lewis Ginter

Relax on Thursday evenings throughout summer at Flowers After 5. Stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping. Garden partners with Richmond SPCA on second Thursdays of each month and allows leashed pets (Fidos After 5). WaterPlay in the Children’s Garden is open until 8 p.m. during Flowers After 5 (weather permitting). Thursday nights: June 4, 11, 18, 25; July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2015 NEW! We’ve added more Fidos After 5 nights! Leashed pets allowed June 11, 25; July 9 & 23 and August 13 & 27 ($2 suggested “pet admission” benefitting the Richmond SPCA) Garden has extended hours till 9 p.m. 5 – 6 p.m. Family activities in the Children’s Garden 5 – 8 p.m. Wine, beer and food available for purchase on the lawn at historic Bloemendaal House 6 – 8 p.m. Live music at Bloemendaal House http://www.lewisginter.org/event/flowers-after-5-2015-08-20/2015-06-04/. Thursday, July 30, 2015, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.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, July 30, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

Richmond Symphony's Summer at CenterStage: Franck, Sonata for Cello and Piano at Carpenter Theater

The popular "Summer at CenterStage" recital series has returned. The series is a collaboration among the Richmond Symphony, University of Richmond School of Music, VCU | School of the Arts | Department of Music, and Richmond CenterStage, and is made up of eight casual one-hour evening concerts this season featuring works of Debussy and the French Romantics. July 30 | Franck: Sonata for Cello and Piano with Jason McComb, cello and Joanne Kong, piano $20. Details: http://richmondcenterstage.com/event/richmond-symphonys-summer-centerstage-franck-sonata-cello-and-piano August 6 | Saint-Saëns: Sonata for Bassoon and Piano with Thomas Schneider, bassoon and Russell Wilson, piano August 13 | Poulenc: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano with Jared Davis, clarinet and Daniel Stipe, piano August 20 | Saint-Saëns: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 with Susanna Klein, violin and Yin Zheng, piano August 27 | Poulenc: Sonata for Flute and Piano with Jennifer Debiec Lawson, flute and David Fisk, piano. Thursday, July 30, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmondcenterstage.com.

Flying Squirrels v. Binghamton (Thursday Night In Your Face Fireworks Survivor Night & Superhero Jerseys)

Thursday Night In our Fireworks presented by Your Local Ford Dealers. Survivor Night, an the Squirrels will wear Flash Superhero jerseys. Gates open at 5:30PM. Tickets $8-12. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Thursday, July 30, 2015, 7:05 PM – 9:35 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

"Last of the Red Hot Lovers" at Hanover Tavern

July 17 – August 23 Hanover Tavern Neil Simon Starring Scott Wichmann Middle-aged, married and docile, Barney Cashman is determined to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late. With no experience in the world of adultery, Barney hilariously tries and fails as he ventures out into the world of seduction with three separate women: a sexpot rebel, an over the top actress, and even his morally sound best friend’s wife. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $38. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_last_of.html. Thursday, July 30, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"South Pacific" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

June 26 – August 9 One of the greatest American musicals by Rogers and Hammerstein and the winner of ten Tony Awards, South Pacific tells the story of an American nurse, Nellie, stationed on a South Pacific island during World War II who falls in love with Emile, an expatriate French plantation owner. As Nellie struggles to accept Emile’s mixed-raced children, this romantic classic candidly explores the issue of racial prejudice and the power of relationships. Length: Approximately 2+ hours Suggested for ages 7 and up. Premium $60 | Standard $48 | Value $36 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_south_pacific.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Thursday, July 30, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

A Muscle Shoals Music Revue featuring Amy Black and Sarah Borges at Ashland Coffee & Tea

Join powerhouse singers Amy Black and Sarah Borges for a soulful celebration of the incredible music that came out of Muscle Shoals, Alabama in the 1960s and 70s. Together, with a full band, they will perform classic songs originally recorded in Muscle Shoals, Alabama by Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Lou Rawls, Bob Dylan and many others, as well as a few originals that embody the spirit and soul of Muscle Shoals. $12 advance; $15 door. http://www.amyblack.com/ http://www.sarahborges.com/. Thursday, July 30, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

Richmond Shakespeare Festival: “Hamlet" at Agecroft Hall

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING by William Shakespeare| The Richmond Shakespeare Festival at Agecroft Hall June 4 – June 28, 2015 While young lovers Claudio and Hero have their upcoming wedding sabotaged by the schemes of a resentful soldier, sharp-tongued rivals Beatrice and Benedick fall prey to a prank by their friends; each becomes convinced the other is in love with them. Despite vicious volleys of cynical wit, they somehow manage to find true love in this, one of Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies. ********************************* HAMLET by William Shakespeare The Richmond Shakespeare Festival at Agecroft Hall July 9 – August 2, 2015 This summer, we are excited to explore Hamlet through an alternate lens. Following a 200-year-old tradition of female Hamlets, Richmond’s award-winning actress, Molly Hood, will take on the title role. Shakespeare lays bare his characters’ nobility and fallibility and, in that spirit, this production will investigate the implications of a modern woman as heir to… Thursday, July 30, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 4301 Sulgrave Rd. Richmond, VA. For more info visit quilltheatre.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, July 31, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

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

MAY 29, 2015 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists –Ryudaibori (formerly Horitaka, Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken – inspired by the Japanese tradition of tattooing and heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking. Specially commissioned photographs of work by each artist will be displayed alongside tools and relief carvings, as well as a recreated Torii. A companion book of the same title features additional photographs and writings, and is published by the Japanese American National Museum. $8-$10. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/art-japanese-tattoo/. Friday, July 31, 2015, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

"Goodnight Moon" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

July 10 – August 2, 2015 Join us as we jump into a young bunny’s imagination as he prepares for bedtime and journeys through night to say goodnight to the moon, the red balloon, the cow jumping over the moon, and everything else in between. Based on the esteemed and beloved book by Margaret Wise Brown, this whimsical story filled with music and humor is sure to delight even the youngest audiences. Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 4 and up. $18. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_goodnight_moon.html. Friday, July 31, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Food Truck Court at Woodland Heights Baptist

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

Beers & Banjos: Clay Spokes at The Camel

Richmond, Virginia's own original country-folk band Free. Info: http://www.thecamel.org/event/891351-beers-banjos-clay-spokes-richmond/. Friday, July 31, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

"Goodnight Moon" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

July 10 – August 2, 2015 Join us as we jump into a young bunny’s imagination as he prepares for bedtime and journeys through night to say goodnight to the moon, the red balloon, the cow jumping over the moon, and everything else in between. Based on the esteemed and beloved book by Margaret Wise Brown, this whimsical story filled with music and humor is sure to delight even the youngest audiences. Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 4 and up. $18. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_goodnight_moon.html. Friday, July 31, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Flying Squirrels v. Binghamton ("Up For Whatever" Night, Free Shirt Fridays and Happy Hour)

"Up For Whatever" Night presented by Bud Light.The first 1000 fans 21 and older receive a free t-shirt. Happy Hour and Ladies Night Specials. Gates open at 5:30PM. It is also a Martin's Bonus Card Night. Show your Martin's card and receive a $2 discount off General Admission seating. Tickets $8-12. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Friday, July 31, 2015, 7:05 PM – 9:35 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

Bill Bellamy at Funny Bone

Using his experiences growing up in Newark, Bill Bellamy started doing stand-up while he was a student at Rutgers University. Bellamy quickly discovered how much he enjoyed making people laugh, and began honing his skills at small comedy clubs around the country and soon was making waves in the New York clubs like The Improv, The Comic Strip, and at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. Two short years later, Bellamy had earned a spot on “Def Comedy Jam” where he notoriously coined the phrase “booty call.” The now famous late-night rendez-vous moniker became the name for his first comedy special for Showtime; “Booty Call” was instantly one of the network's top-rated specials. On the heels of the success of that special, in the years following, Bellamy became a staple on MTV as one of the first “VJs” on the network. He hosted several of their programming blocks, including “MTV Jams” and “MTV Beach House.” Landing his own series, “The Billy Bellamy Show” in 1996, Bellamy continued to star on the big screen i… Friday, July 31, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmond.comedyreservations.com.

"The Boy in The Bathroom" at Firehouse Theater

THE BOY IN THE BATHROOM A New Musical with Book & Lyrics by Michael Lluberes Directed by Firehouse's Associate Producer Adam B. Ferguson, The Boy in the Bathroom tells the profound and compelling story of David who hasn't come out of the bathroom for a year. He suffers from OCD and is trying to write his thesis in an environment that he can control. His devoted and protective mother Pam tries her best to make him comfortable, until she breaks her hip and Julie enters their lives. Inspired by real events, this new musical explores why we sometimes lock ourselves in prisons of our own making to resist the risk of life's uncertainty and the pull of change. When asked about the Firehouse production and being in residence for the process Lluberes said, "We're thrilled to be a part of this new season and new chapter for Firehouse, and are looking forward to this exciting new look at our show." The Boy in The Bathroom won the New York Musical Theater Festival Awards for Most Promising New Musical and Be… Friday, July 31, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

"Last of the Red Hot Lovers" at Hanover Tavern

July 17 – August 23 Hanover Tavern Neil Simon Starring Scott Wichmann Middle-aged, married and docile, Barney Cashman is determined to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late. With no experience in the world of adultery, Barney hilariously tries and fails as he ventures out into the world of seduction with three separate women: a sexpot rebel, an over the top actress, and even his morally sound best friend’s wife. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $38. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_last_of.html. Friday, July 31, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"South Pacific" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

June 26 – August 9 One of the greatest American musicals by Rogers and Hammerstein and the winner of ten Tony Awards, South Pacific tells the story of an American nurse, Nellie, stationed on a South Pacific island during World War II who falls in love with Emile, an expatriate French plantation owner. As Nellie struggles to accept Emile’s mixed-raced children, this romantic classic candidly explores the issue of racial prejudice and the power of relationships. Length: Approximately 2+ hours Suggested for ages 7 and up. Premium $60 | Standard $48 | Value $36 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_south_pacific.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Friday, July 31, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Elana Lisa and the Hot Mess at Ashland Coffee & Tea

Dynamic vocalist, Elana Lisa fronts this eclectic band playing music from many different genres including but not limited to Jazz, Swing, Blues and Folk. Their 4 part harmonies and quirky interpretation of songs makes the sound unique and fun. Members include: Elana Lisa – Vocals and Various Odd Toys Eric Oritt – Guitar, Vocals and Band Leader Extraordinaire! John Dacey – Bass and Vocals with Flair and Grace Ken Bowie – Drums and Vocals and Some Awesome Dynamics! Allen Burris – Horns of all Shapes and Sizes with Melodic Melodies that will Make you Melt! Elana Lisa and Eric Oritt were both in the band Elana Hyner Trio. Elana Lisa and John Dacey were both in the band, The Acoustic River Rats. Eric Orit and Ken Bowie are both in the band, The Dhocmatics. See how Richmond works!! Website $10 advance; $12 door. http://elanalisamusic.wix.com/the-hot-mess. Friday, July 31, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

Richmond Shakespeare Festival: “Hamlet" at Agecroft Hall

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING by William Shakespeare| The Richmond Shakespeare Festival at Agecroft Hall June 4 – June 28, 2015 While young lovers Claudio and Hero have their upcoming wedding sabotaged by the schemes of a resentful soldier, sharp-tongued rivals Beatrice and Benedick fall prey to a prank by their friends; each becomes convinced the other is in love with them. Despite vicious volleys of cynical wit, they somehow manage to find true love in this, one of Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies. ********************************* HAMLET by William Shakespeare The Richmond Shakespeare Festival at Agecroft Hall July 9 – August 2, 2015 This summer, we are excited to explore Hamlet through an alternate lens. Following a 200-year-old tradition of female Hamlets, Richmond’s award-winning actress, Molly Hood, will take on the title role. Shakespeare lays bare his characters’ nobility and fallibility and, in that spirit, this production will investigate the implications of a modern woman as heir to… Friday, July 31, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 4301 Sulgrave Rd. Richmond, VA. For more info visit quilltheatre.org.

Fear of Music: A Talking Heads Tribute at The Broadberry

$10 advance; $12 door. http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/849375-fear-music-talking-heads-richmond/. Friday, July 31, 2015, 8:00 PM – Saturday, August 1, 2015, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: The Sleepover

Sleepovers are magic. In the twilight hours, girls dish on their crushes, compare boobs, conjure the dead, scream their favorite songs, eat too much pizza, make prank calls, go streaking, and never, ever sleep. The women of the Coalition may not be teenagers anymore, but they still know how to party. In The Sleepover, they glimpse into the world of the classic American slumber party by creating improvised scenes based on one suggestion. Relationships could be made or destroyed. Beans may be spilled. All of the hair will get braided. Girls don’t just wanna have fun, they wanna make you laugh (and they’re gonna do both.) The Sleepover is: Kathryn Schmidt Alex Beall Lauren Serpa Grace Manno Eve Privman Katie Holcomb Townsend Hart Summer McCarley $10. Info: http://rvacomedy.com/event/sleepover. Friday, July 31, 2015, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

"Man of La Mancha" at Dogwood Dell Festival of the Arts

59th Festival of Arts Presents “Man of La Mancha” on the Dell Main Stage, directed by Debra Clinton with music direction by Ben Miller. -- "In the sixteenth century, Miguel de Cervantes, poet, playwright, and part-time actor, has been arrested, together with his manservant, by the Spanish Inquisition. They are accused of presenting an entertainment offensive to the Inquisition. Inside the huge dungeon into which they have been cast, the other prisoners gang up on Cervantes and his manservant, and begin a mock trial, with the intention of stealing or burning his possessions. Cervantes wishes to desperately save a manuscript he carries with him and stages, with costumes, makeup, and the participation of the other prisoners, an unusual defense--the story of Don Quixote." - IMDB Dates of performances are — 7/24 (FRI), 7/25 (SAT), 7/26 (SUN), 7/31 (FRI), and 8/1 (SAT). Call (804) 646-1031 for program updates and information about season performances, or log onto http://www.richmondgov.com/parks/documen… Friday, July 31, 2015, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM. 1300 Blanton Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondgov.com.

Bill Bellamy at Funny Bone

Using his experiences growing up in Newark, Bill Bellamy started doing stand-up while he was a student at Rutgers University. Bellamy quickly discovered how much he enjoyed making people laugh, and began honing his skills at small comedy clubs around the country and soon was making waves in the New York clubs like The Improv, The Comic Strip, and at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. Two short years later, Bellamy had earned a spot on “Def Comedy Jam” where he notoriously coined the phrase “booty call.” The now famous late-night rendez-vous moniker became the name for his first comedy special for Showtime; “Booty Call” was instantly one of the network's top-rated specials. On the heels of the success of that special, in the years following, Bellamy became a staple on MTV as one of the first “VJs” on the network. He hosted several of their programming blocks, including “MTV Jams” and “MTV Beach House.” Landing his own series, “The Billy Bellamy Show” in 1996, Bellamy continued to star on the big screen i… Friday, July 31, 2015, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmond.comedyreservations.com.

Dragon Boat Festival at Rocketts Landing

Rally your coworkers, friends and family, and join us for Richmond’s newest spectacle on water – dragon boating! Led by the rhythmic beat of a drum, teams of 20 synchronized paddlers, one drummer and one steersperson race 500 meters up the river in 40-foot canoes rigged with decorative Chinese dragon heads and tails. The sport brings social groups and businesses alike down to the water to bond and compete, building a stronger sense of “team” with every stroke. From vets to newbies, anyone can have a good time – we’ve made sure there’s plenty of time to kick back (or thrown down!) between races. Info: http://www.sportsbackers.org/events/richmond-international-dragon-boat-festival/. Saturday, August 1, 2015, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 5000 Old Osborne Turnpike Richmond, VA 23231. For more info visit www.sportsbackers.org.

Lakeside Farmers' Market

http://www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net The market is open April-December, two days per week. Wednesdays 8AM til dusk. Most vendors stay the entire day and continue selling between market times. Open Saturdays 8AM til noon. Lakeside Farmers' Market offers Local Seasonal Produce, Meats, Cheeses and Baked Goods and Hand Made Items from Local Artists. Arts, Crafts, Dining, Housewares, and Jewelry are located in the retail shops adjacent to the market. New this year, "LAKESIDE FARMERS' MARKET TOO!" This is an indoor option adjacent to the Farmers' Market Pavilion. Saturday, August 1, 2015, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 6110 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net.

South of the James Market at Forest Hill Park

The South of the James Farmers Market is an open-air producer-only market where farmers and artisans sell locally-grown and hand-made items including: Vegetables, fruit, plants & flowers Meat, cheese, eggs & honey Jewelry, pottery, art, candles, clothing & knitted items Soaps, lotions & essential oils Baked goods & other prepared foods Located in beautiful Forest Hill Park, the South of the James Market is on Saturdays May through early December and runs from 8am to 12pm. http://www.growrva.com/#!soj/c1yn8/. Saturday, August 1, 2015, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. New Kent Ave. & 42nd St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.growrva.com.

St. Stephen's Farmers' Market

Locally produced seasonal vegetables, fruit, herbs, eggs, poultry, beef, pork, flowers, bread, cheese, pasta and other foods are available. In addition, the market features local artisans, locally roasted coffee, and much more. Open Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, May through October. Ample free parking. Info - http://www.saintstephensrichmond.net/farmersmarket. Saturday, August 1, 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, August 1, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

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

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

"Goodnight Moon" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

July 10 – August 2, 2015 Join us as we jump into a young bunny’s imagination as he prepares for bedtime and journeys through night to say goodnight to the moon, the red balloon, the cow jumping over the moon, and everything else in between. Based on the esteemed and beloved book by Margaret Wise Brown, this whimsical story filled with music and humor is sure to delight even the youngest audiences. Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 4 and up. $18. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_goodnight_moon.html. Saturday, August 1, 2015, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Richmond's Beer Industry Bus Tour

This bus tour will focus on chapters of brewing history in the Richmond area along with visits to the Beer Caves at historic Rocketts Landing, active breweries where the process of beer making can be seen, and a visit to the Huguenot Hops Farm to see how this crucial ingredient of hops is grown, harvested and marketed. Meet at the Valentine. Reservations required: call 804-649-0711x301. $25 per person $20 for Valentine Members Reservations required: call 804-649-0711x301 or purchase online. Parking at the Valentine included in tour admission. Info: http://thevalentine.org/richmond%27s-beer-industry-bus-tour#. Saturday, August 1, 2015, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 1015 East Clay St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Scott's Addition: Makers' Mark Food Tour

Our newest route showcases this gritty city neighborhood that is exploding with the energy of makers of all sorts including brewers, coffee roasters, restaurateurs, food manufacturers, farmers market vendors and artisans alike. Tickets are $55 inclusive of ticketing fee and are available here. http://realrichmondva.com. Saturday, August 1, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 3200 W. Leigh St. Richmond , VA. For more info visit realrichmondva.com.

Hank Jr at Innsbrook After Hours

So you think you know ol’ Bocephus? Well, get ready for the most outspoken, controversial, flat-out rowdy Hank Williams, Jr. album in years with Old School, New Rules. A clearly energized Hank tackles 11 new songs—10 of them self-penned— with a vigor and sense of purpose that makes ample use of his remarkable musicality, instantly recognizable vocals, and always-present charisma. Tickets: $25 – $99. Info & tickets & bios - http://innsbrookafterhours.com/concert-schedule/hank-jr-aug-1/. Saturday, August 1, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 4901 Lakebrook Dr. Glen Allen, VA. For more info visit innsbrookafterhours.com.

Flying Squirrels v. Binghamton (Superblast Saturday)

Catch postgame fireworks after the game, presented by AAA. Feel the force with Star Wars Night! Gates open at 4:30PM Tickets $8-12. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Saturday, August 1, 2015, 6:05 PM – 8:35 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

Bill Bellamy at Funny Bone

Using his experiences growing up in Newark, Bill Bellamy started doing stand-up while he was a student at Rutgers University. Bellamy quickly discovered how much he enjoyed making people laugh, and began honing his skills at small comedy clubs around the country and soon was making waves in the New York clubs like The Improv, The Comic Strip, and at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. Two short years later, Bellamy had earned a spot on “Def Comedy Jam” where he notoriously coined the phrase “booty call.” The now famous late-night rendez-vous moniker became the name for his first comedy special for Showtime; “Booty Call” was instantly one of the network's top-rated specials. On the heels of the success of that special, in the years following, Bellamy became a staple on MTV as one of the first “VJs” on the network. He hosted several of their programming blocks, including “MTV Jams” and “MTV Beach House.” Landing his own series, “The Billy Bellamy Show” in 1996, Bellamy continued to star on the big screen i… Saturday, August 1, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmond.comedyreservations.com.

"The Boy in The Bathroom" at Firehouse Theater

THE BOY IN THE BATHROOM A New Musical with Book & Lyrics by Michael Lluberes Directed by Firehouse's Associate Producer Adam B. Ferguson, The Boy in the Bathroom tells the profound and compelling story of David who hasn't come out of the bathroom for a year. He suffers from OCD and is trying to write his thesis in an environment that he can control. His devoted and protective mother Pam tries her best to make him comfortable, until she breaks her hip and Julie enters their lives. Inspired by real events, this new musical explores why we sometimes lock ourselves in prisons of our own making to resist the risk of life's uncertainty and the pull of change. When asked about the Firehouse production and being in residence for the process Lluberes said, "We're thrilled to be a part of this new season and new chapter for Firehouse, and are looking forward to this exciting new look at our show." The Boy in The Bathroom won the New York Musical Theater Festival Awards for Most Promising New Musical and Be… Saturday, August 1, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

"Last of the Red Hot Lovers" at Hanover Tavern

July 17 – August 23 Hanover Tavern Neil Simon Starring Scott Wichmann Middle-aged, married and docile, Barney Cashman is determined to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late. With no experience in the world of adultery, Barney hilariously tries and fails as he ventures out into the world of seduction with three separate women: a sexpot rebel, an over the top actress, and even his morally sound best friend’s wife. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $38. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_last_of.html. Saturday, August 1, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"South Pacific" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

June 26 – August 9 One of the greatest American musicals by Rogers and Hammerstein and the winner of ten Tony Awards, South Pacific tells the story of an American nurse, Nellie, stationed on a South Pacific island during World War II who falls in love with Emile, an expatriate French plantation owner. As Nellie struggles to accept Emile’s mixed-raced children, this romantic classic candidly explores the issue of racial prejudice and the power of relationships. Length: Approximately 2+ hours Suggested for ages 7 and up. Premium $60 | Standard $48 | Value $36 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_south_pacific.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Saturday, August 1, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Richmond Shakespeare Festival: “Hamlet" at Agecroft Hall

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING by William Shakespeare| The Richmond Shakespeare Festival at Agecroft Hall June 4 – June 28, 2015 While young lovers Claudio and Hero have their upcoming wedding sabotaged by the schemes of a resentful soldier, sharp-tongued rivals Beatrice and Benedick fall prey to a prank by their friends; each becomes convinced the other is in love with them. Despite vicious volleys of cynical wit, they somehow manage to find true love in this, one of Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies. ********************************* HAMLET by William Shakespeare The Richmond Shakespeare Festival at Agecroft Hall July 9 – August 2, 2015 This summer, we are excited to explore Hamlet through an alternate lens. Following a 200-year-old tradition of female Hamlets, Richmond’s award-winning actress, Molly Hood, will take on the title role. Shakespeare lays bare his characters’ nobility and fallibility and, in that spirit, this production will investigate the implications of a modern woman as heir to… Saturday, August 1, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 4301 Sulgrave Rd. Richmond, VA. For more info visit quilltheatre.org.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: Riot! Dollar Machine + The Johnsons + Clapsaddle

Every Saturday at 8pm, The Coalition Theater presents a selection of their houseteams performing killer long form improv comedy inspired by your suggestions. This week features Dollar Machine, The Johnsons and Clapsaddle. DOLLAR MACHINE Erin Adelman, Dustin Correale, Adam Stackhouse, Nick Leveski, Summer McCarley, Robert Sobecke, Joey Tran Coach: Katie Holcomb THE JOHNSONS Scott Beckett, Garrett Collins, Shawn Hambright, Townsend Hart, John Hilowitz, Jonathan Nelson, Lauren Serpa, Michael Wheeler Coach: Patrick Gantz CLAPSADDLE Amy Berlin, Dalal Harris, Shane Gardner, Eva DeVirgilis, Nicholas Kleczewski, Nick Meade, Rudy Mendoza, Josh Shows, Aaron Wise Coach: Jim Zarling $10. Info: http://rvacomedy.com/event/riot-aug-01/. Saturday, August 1, 2015, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

"Man of La Mancha" at Dogwood Dell Festival of the Arts

59th Festival of Arts Presents “Man of La Mancha” on the Dell Main Stage, directed by Debra Clinton with music direction by Ben Miller. -- "In the sixteenth century, Miguel de Cervantes, poet, playwright, and part-time actor, has been arrested, together with his manservant, by the Spanish Inquisition. They are accused of presenting an entertainment offensive to the Inquisition. Inside the huge dungeon into which they have been cast, the other prisoners gang up on Cervantes and his manservant, and begin a mock trial, with the intention of stealing or burning his possessions. Cervantes wishes to desperately save a manuscript he carries with him and stages, with costumes, makeup, and the participation of the other prisoners, an unusual defense--the story of Don Quixote." - IMDB Dates of performances are — 7/24 (FRI), 7/25 (SAT), 7/26 (SUN), 7/31 (FRI), and 8/1 (SAT). Call (804) 646-1031 for program updates and information about season performances, or log onto http://www.richmondgov.com/parks/documen… Saturday, August 1, 2015, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM. 1300 Blanton Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondgov.com.

Bill Bellamy at Funny Bone

Using his experiences growing up in Newark, Bill Bellamy started doing stand-up while he was a student at Rutgers University. Bellamy quickly discovered how much he enjoyed making people laugh, and began honing his skills at small comedy clubs around the country and soon was making waves in the New York clubs like The Improv, The Comic Strip, and at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. Two short years later, Bellamy had earned a spot on “Def Comedy Jam” where he notoriously coined the phrase “booty call.” The now famous late-night rendez-vous moniker became the name for his first comedy special for Showtime; “Booty Call” was instantly one of the network's top-rated specials. On the heels of the success of that special, in the years following, Bellamy became a staple on MTV as one of the first “VJs” on the network. He hosted several of their programming blocks, including “MTV Jams” and “MTV Beach House.” Landing his own series, “The Billy Bellamy Show” in 1996, Bellamy continued to star on the big screen i… Saturday, August 1, 2015, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmond.comedyreservations.com.

Annie Stokes at Firehouse Theater

Annie Stokes is an indie-folk musician from Virginia. Raised in the nation's capital on an eclectic mixture of musical theater, bluegrass, and classic Americana, her music is a fusion of city sounds and country soul. Although playing guitar only began as a hobby, soon her hometown was buzzing about "that girl who sounds like Jewel." Accompanying herself on guitar and ukulele, and with a talented band of players backing her up, Annie's extensive performance background includes street fairs, cafes, vineyards, bars, breweries, nightclubs, indie music festivals, and most recently the Sylvan Theater Stage on the National Mall. She has also had the distinct pleasure of opening up for The Hunts, Elliot BROOD, Callaghan, Marie Digby, and Paul Pfau. She released her first EP, Ponygirl, in December 2014, and is currently working on her first full length album with Blue Hippo Records. Details: http://www.firehousetheatre.org/#!annie-stokes/c192b. Saturday, August 1, 2015, 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

In Concert with Annie Stokes, Clarke Hedgepath at Firehouse Theater

Annie Stokes is an indie-folk musician from Virginia. Raised in the nation's capital on an eclectic mix of musical theater, bluegrass, and classic Americana her music is a fusion of city sounds and country soul. Although playing guitar only began as a hobby, soon her hometown was buzzing about "that girl who sounds like Jewel." Accompanying herself on guitar and ukulele, and with a talented band of players backing her up, Annie's extensive performance background includes street fairs, cafes, vineyards, bars, breweries, nightclubs, indie music festivals, and most recently the Sylvan Theater Stage on the National Mall. She has also had the distinct pleasure of opening up for The Hunts, Elliot BROOD, Callaghan, Marie Digby, and Paul Pfau. She released her first EP, Ponygirl, in December 2014, and is currently working on her first full length album with Blue Hippo Records. Clarke Hedgepath will be playing a set of flamenco guitar. He took up the guitar at the age of 11, playing 90's rock. After several yea… Saturday, August 1, 2015, 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

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

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

48 Hour Film Project Best Of Screening at The Camel

The Richmond, VA 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which you and a team make a movie—write, shoot, edit and score it—in just 48 hours. Teams will race to produce short films from start to finish over the course of one weekend using quick-witted creativity, helter-skelter innovation and gallons of caffeine. This speed-based filmmaking contest has become a rite of passage for filmmakers, crew and actors. It would be a great experience for young people interested in filmmaking. The films will all be screened at The Byrd Theater on July 26 and July 27 with the Best Of Screening on July 27. Premiere Screenings at the Byrd July 25th & 26th 1:30pm Best Of Screening - Sunday, August 2 $10 Per Screening or $15 for Weekend Screening Pass http://www.48hourfilm.com/en/richmond/. Sunday, August 2, 2015, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.48hourfilm.com.

Patrick Henry Reenactment at St. John's Church

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

Flying Squirrels v. Binghamton (Kids Club Nutzy Cape Giveaway & ASK night)

The first 1500 kids 14 & under receive a free Nutzy Cape. The Squirrels will wear special ASK Foundation jerseys to be auctioned off during the game for ASK. Gates open at 12:35 PM. Tickets $8-12. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Sunday, August 2, 2015, 1:35 PM – 4:05 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

"Goodnight Moon" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

July 10 – August 2, 2015 Join us as we jump into a young bunny’s imagination as he prepares for bedtime and journeys through night to say goodnight to the moon, the red balloon, the cow jumping over the moon, and everything else in between. Based on the esteemed and beloved book by Margaret Wise Brown, this whimsical story filled with music and humor is sure to delight even the youngest audiences. Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 4 and up. $18. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_goodnight_moon.html. Sunday, August 2, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Last of the Red Hot Lovers" at Hanover Tavern

July 17 – August 23, 2015 Hanover Tavern Middle-aged, married and docile, Barney Cashman is determined to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late. With no experience in the world of adultery, Barney hilariously tries and fails as he ventures out into the world of seduction with three separate women: a sexpot rebel, an over the top actress, and even his morally sound best friend’s wife. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $40. Details: http://tickets.va-rep.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=3227. Sunday, August 2, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

"South Pacific" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

June 26 – August 9 One of the greatest American musicals by Rogers and Hammerstein and the winner of ten Tony Awards, South Pacific tells the story of an American nurse, Nellie, stationed on a South Pacific island during World War II who falls in love with Emile, an expatriate French plantation owner. As Nellie struggles to accept Emile’s mixed-raced children, this romantic classic candidly explores the issue of racial prejudice and the power of relationships. Length: Approximately 2+ hours Suggested for ages 7 and up. Premium $60 | Standard $48 | Value $36 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_south_pacific.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Sunday, August 2, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Monroe Ward Walking Tour

From the early 1780s through Reconstruction, Monroe Ward was considered one of Richmond’s most elegant neighborhoods. Many historic buildings have been preserved and “recycled” for the 21st century. Meet outside the Commonwealth Club, 401 West Franklin Street. $15 per person $5 for Valentine Members Walk-ups welcome. Cash or check, or purchase online. On-street parking. Info: http://thevalentine.org/calendar/monroe-ward-walking-tour#. Sunday, August 2, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 401 W. Franklin St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

"The Boy in The Bathroom" at Firehouse Theater

THE BOY IN THE BATHROOM A New Musical with Book & Lyrics by Michael Lluberes Directed by Firehouse's Associate Producer Adam B. Ferguson, The Boy in the Bathroom tells the profound and compelling story of David who hasn't come out of the bathroom for a year. He suffers from OCD and is trying to write his thesis in an environment that he can control. His devoted and protective mother Pam tries her best to make him comfortable, until she breaks her hip and Julie enters their lives. Inspired by real events, this new musical explores why we sometimes lock ourselves in prisons of our own making to resist the risk of life's uncertainty and the pull of change. When asked about the Firehouse production and being in residence for the process Lluberes said, "We're thrilled to be a part of this new season and new chapter for Firehouse, and are looking forward to this exciting new look at our show." The Boy in The Bathroom won the New York Musical Theater Festival Awards for Most Promising New Musical and Be… Sunday, August 2, 2015, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

Bill Bellamy at Funny Bone

Using his experiences growing up in Newark, Bill Bellamy started doing stand-up while he was a student at Rutgers University. Bellamy quickly discovered how much he enjoyed making people laugh, and began honing his skills at small comedy clubs around the country and soon was making waves in the New York clubs like The Improv, The Comic Strip, and at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. Two short years later, Bellamy had earned a spot on “Def Comedy Jam” where he notoriously coined the phrase “booty call.” The now famous late-night rendez-vous moniker became the name for his first comedy special for Showtime; “Booty Call” was instantly one of the network's top-rated specials. On the heels of the success of that special, in the years following, Bellamy became a staple on MTV as one of the first “VJs” on the network. He hosted several of their programming blocks, including “MTV Jams” and “MTV Beach House.” Landing his own series, “The Billy Bellamy Show” in 1996, Bellamy continued to star on the big screen i… Sunday, August 2, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmond.comedyreservations.com.

Richmond Shakespeare Festival: “Hamlet" at Agecroft Hall

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING by William Shakespeare| The Richmond Shakespeare Festival at Agecroft Hall June 4 – June 28, 2015 While young lovers Claudio and Hero have their upcoming wedding sabotaged by the schemes of a resentful soldier, sharp-tongued rivals Beatrice and Benedick fall prey to a prank by their friends; each becomes convinced the other is in love with them. Despite vicious volleys of cynical wit, they somehow manage to find true love in this, one of Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies. ********************************* HAMLET by William Shakespeare The Richmond Shakespeare Festival at Agecroft Hall July 9 – August 2, 2015 This summer, we are excited to explore Hamlet through an alternate lens. Following a 200-year-old tradition of female Hamlets, Richmond’s award-winning actress, Molly Hood, will take on the title role. Shakespeare lays bare his characters’ nobility and fallibility and, in that spirit, this production will investigate the implications of a modern woman as heir to… Sunday, August 2, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 4301 Sulgrave Rd. Richmond, VA. For more info visit quilltheatre.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

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

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

MAY 29, 2015 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists –Ryudaibori (formerly Horitaka, Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken – inspired by the Japanese tradition of tattooing and heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking. Specially commissioned photographs of work by each artist will be displayed alongside tools and relief carvings, as well as a recreated Torii. A companion book of the same title features additional photographs and writings, and is published by the Japanese American National Museum. $8-$10. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/art-japanese-tattoo/. Monday, August 3, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

"Last of the Red Hot Lovers" at Hanover Tavern

July 17 – August 23 Hanover Tavern Neil Simon Starring Scott Wichmann Middle-aged, married and docile, Barney Cashman is determined to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late. With no experience in the world of adultery, Barney hilariously tries and fails as he ventures out into the world of seduction with three separate women: a sexpot rebel, an over the top actress, and even his morally sound best friend’s wife. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $38. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_last_of.html. Monday, August 3, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, 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, August 4, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

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

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

Byrd House Market

Check web site for vendors and updates. http://www.byrdhousemarket.blogspot.com/ Every Tues, 3:30 to 7 p.m Located off S. Linden St & Idlewood Ave, behind the William Byrd Community House, 224 Cherry Street. By car, take the Downtown Expressway, I-195 South, Exit 186 Belvidere St. Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 3:30 PM – 7:00 PM. 224 Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.byrdhousemarket.blogspot.com.

Flying Squirrels v. New Hampshire (Charlottesville Community Night)

Charlottesville Community Night. Gates open at 6:00PM Tickets $8-12. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 7:05 PM – 9:35 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

"The Boy in The Bathroom" at Firehouse Theater

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

Lakeside Farmers' Market

http://www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net The market is open April-December, two days per week. Wednesdays 8AM til dusk. Most vendors stay the entire day and continue selling between market times. Open Saturdays 8AM til noon. Lakeside Farmers' Market offers Local Seasonal Produce, Meats, Cheeses and Baked Goods and Hand Made Items from Local Artists. Arts, Crafts, Dining, Housewares, and Jewelry are located in the retail shops adjacent to the market. New this year, "LAKESIDE FARMERS' MARKET TOO!" This is an indoor option adjacent to the Farmers' Market Pavilion. Wednesday, August 5, 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, August 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

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

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

St. Giles Presbyterian Food Truck Court

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

Flying Squirrels v. New Hampshire (Tri-Cities Community Night, Tribute to Peanuts)

Tri-Cities Community Night, Tribute to Peanuts. Gates open at 6:05 PM, presented by VA Peanut Farmers. Tickets $8-12. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 7:05 PM – 9:35 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

"The Boy in The Bathroom" at Firehouse Theater

THE BOY IN THE BATHROOM A New Musical with Book & Lyrics by Michael Lluberes Directed by Firehouse's Associate Producer Adam B. Ferguson, The Boy in the Bathroom tells the profound and compelling story of David who hasn't come out of the bathroom for a year. He suffers from OCD and is trying to write his thesis in an environment that he can control. His devoted and protective mother Pam tries her best to make him comfortable, until she breaks her hip and Julie enters their lives. Inspired by real events, this new musical explores why we sometimes lock ourselves in prisons of our own making to resist the risk of life's uncertainty and the pull of change. When asked about the Firehouse production and being in residence for the process Lluberes said, "We're thrilled to be a part of this new season and new chapter for Firehouse, and are looking forward to this exciting new look at our show." The Boy in The Bathroom won the New York Musical Theater Festival Awards for Most Promising New Musical and Be… Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

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

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

MAY 29, 2015 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists –Ryudaibori (formerly Horitaka, Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken – inspired by the Japanese tradition of tattooing and heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking. Specially commissioned photographs of work by each artist will be displayed alongside tools and relief carvings, as well as a recreated Torii. A companion book of the same title features additional photographs and writings, and is published by the Japanese American National Museum. $8-$10. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/art-japanese-tattoo/. Thursday, August 6, 2015, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

The Quest for Loving: Race, Sex, and the Freedom to Marry by Peter Wallenstein at Virginia Historical Society

On August 6 at noon, Peter Wallenstein will deliver a Banner Lecture entitled "The Quest for Loving: Race, Sex, and the Freedom to Marry." Mildred Jeter was not a white woman. Richard Loving, all agreed, was a white man. So Virginia state law not only rendered their 1958 marriage illegal but also required a penalty for it of at least a year in prison. Circuit Court Judge Leon F. Bazile chose, though, to suspend their prison sentences if they agreed to leave the state. After a few years of exile, the Lovings sought legal assistance to let them return home, and this they obtained from Bernard S. Cohen and Philip J. Hirschkop. The court appeal elicited from the judge a declaration that “Almighty God created the races” and, intending that they never cross racial lines and marry, “placed them on separate continents.” Two young lovers, two young lawyers, and an elderly local judge—this talk explores their tangled biographies on the way toward a breakthrough Supreme Court ruling in 1967, a ruling that resonates d… Thursday, August 6, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. 428 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vahistorical.org.

Flowers After 5 at Lewis Ginter

Relax on Thursday evenings throughout summer at Flowers After 5. Stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping. Garden partners with Richmond SPCA on second Thursdays of each month and allows leashed pets (Fidos After 5). WaterPlay in the Children’s Garden is open until 8 p.m. during Flowers After 5 (weather permitting). Thursday nights: June 4, 11, 18, 25; July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2015 NEW! We’ve added more Fidos After 5 nights! Leashed pets allowed June 11, 25; July 9 & 23 and August 13 & 27 ($2 suggested “pet admission” benefitting the Richmond SPCA) Garden has extended hours till 9 p.m. 5 – 6 p.m. Family activities in the Children’s Garden 5 – 8 p.m. Wine, beer and food available for purchase on the lawn at historic Bloemendaal House 6 – 8 p.m. Live music at Bloemendaal House http://www.lewisginter.org/event/flowers-after-5-2015-08-20/2015-06-04/. Thursday, August 6, 2015, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.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, August 6, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

Andy Grammer & American Authors at Innsbrook After Hours

From hustling street performer on Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade to Platinum-selling recording artist, it seems like just yesterday that ANDY GRAMMER was discovered by Steve Greenberg and signed to S-Curve Records. With his 2011 self-titled debut album, Grammer became the first male pop star in a decade, since John Mayer in 2002, to reach the Top 10 at Adult Pop Radio on his first two singles, “Keep Your Head Up” and “Fine By Me,” certified Platinum and Goldrespectively, selling more than 1.5 million downloads combined. Info & tickets & bios - http://innsbrookafterhours.com/concert-schedule/andy-grammer-american-authors/. Thursday, August 6, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 4901 Lakebrook Dr. Glen Allen, VA. For more info visit innsbrookafterhours.com.

Flying Squirrels v. New Hampshire (Thursday Night In Your Face Fireworks and Faith Night #2)

Celebrate faith in the community and watch the Thursday Night In Your Face postgame fireworks presented by Your Local Ford Dealers. Gates open at 6:00PM. Tickets $8-12. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Thursday, August 6, 2015, 7:05 PM – 9:35 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

"The Boy in The Bathroom" at Firehouse Theater

THE BOY IN THE BATHROOM A New Musical with Book & Lyrics by Michael Lluberes Directed by Firehouse's Associate Producer Adam B. Ferguson, The Boy in the Bathroom tells the profound and compelling story of David who hasn't come out of the bathroom for a year. He suffers from OCD and is trying to write his thesis in an environment that he can control. His devoted and protective mother Pam tries her best to make him comfortable, until she breaks her hip and Julie enters their lives. Inspired by real events, this new musical explores why we sometimes lock ourselves in prisons of our own making to resist the risk of life's uncertainty and the pull of change. When asked about the Firehouse production and being in residence for the process Lluberes said, "We're thrilled to be a part of this new season and new chapter for Firehouse, and are looking forward to this exciting new look at our show." The Boy in The Bathroom won the New York Musical Theater Festival Awards for Most Promising New Musical and Be… Thursday, August 6, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

"Last of the Red Hot Lovers" at Hanover Tavern

July 17 – August 23 Hanover Tavern Neil Simon Starring Scott Wichmann Middle-aged, married and docile, Barney Cashman is determined to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late. With no experience in the world of adultery, Barney hilariously tries and fails as he ventures out into the world of seduction with three separate women: a sexpot rebel, an over the top actress, and even his morally sound best friend’s wife. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $38. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_last_of.html. Thursday, August 6, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"South Pacific" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

June 26 – August 9 One of the greatest American musicals by Rogers and Hammerstein and the winner of ten Tony Awards, South Pacific tells the story of an American nurse, Nellie, stationed on a South Pacific island during World War II who falls in love with Emile, an expatriate French plantation owner. As Nellie struggles to accept Emile’s mixed-raced children, this romantic classic candidly explores the issue of racial prejudice and the power of relationships. Length: Approximately 2+ hours Suggested for ages 7 and up. Premium $60 | Standard $48 | Value $36 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_south_pacific.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Thursday, August 6, 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, August 7, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

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

MAY 29, 2015 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists –Ryudaibori (formerly Horitaka, Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken – inspired by the Japanese tradition of tattooing and heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking. Specially commissioned photographs of work by each artist will be displayed alongside tools and relief carvings, as well as a recreated Torii. A companion book of the same title features additional photographs and writings, and is published by the Japanese American National Museum. $8-$10. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/art-japanese-tattoo/. Friday, August 7, 2015, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

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, August 7, 2015, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Adams & Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvafirstfridays.com.

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

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

Food Truck Court at Woodland Heights Baptist

Info: http://www.foodtruckcourt.com/. Friday, August 7, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 611 W. 31st St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

Carlos Mencia at Funny Bone

Carlos Mencia, superstar/stand-up comedian, is undoubtedly one of today’s most lauded entertainers and feared comics. Whether it is man-on-the-street interviews, studio comedy, commercial parodies, or nationwide sold-out tours, Mencia demonstrates an extraordinary ability to connect with a diverse audience. ‘Mind of Mencia’ debuted on Comedy Central in early 2005. Since then, it has become one of the strongest shows in the network’s history, averaging about 1.5 million total viewers. ‘Mind of Mencia’ is executive produced by Carlos Mencia and Robert Morton (‘Late Night with David Letterman’). With the continued success of the show, the network has ordered a fourth season of the weekly hit, set to premiere in the Spring of 2008 with ten all-new episodes. The new season will take on such topics as the election, the recession and the war as well as other controversial issues. Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $25.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM 9:30 PM - $25.00. Friday, August 7, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmond.comedyreservations.com.

"The Boy in The Bathroom" at Firehouse Theater

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

"Last of the Red Hot Lovers" at Hanover Tavern

July 17 – August 23 Hanover Tavern Neil Simon Starring Scott Wichmann Middle-aged, married and docile, Barney Cashman is determined to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late. With no experience in the world of adultery, Barney hilariously tries and fails as he ventures out into the world of seduction with three separate women: a sexpot rebel, an over the top actress, and even his morally sound best friend’s wife. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $38. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_last_of.html. Friday, August 7, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"South Pacific" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

June 26 – August 9 One of the greatest American musicals by Rogers and Hammerstein and the winner of ten Tony Awards, South Pacific tells the story of an American nurse, Nellie, stationed on a South Pacific island during World War II who falls in love with Emile, an expatriate French plantation owner. As Nellie struggles to accept Emile’s mixed-raced children, this romantic classic candidly explores the issue of racial prejudice and the power of relationships. Length: Approximately 2+ hours Suggested for ages 7 and up. Premium $60 | Standard $48 | Value $36 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_south_pacific.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Friday, August 7, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Carlos Mencia at Funny Bone

Carlos Mencia, superstar/stand-up comedian, is undoubtedly one of today’s most lauded entertainers and feared comics. Whether it is man-on-the-street interviews, studio comedy, commercial parodies, or nationwide sold-out tours, Mencia demonstrates an extraordinary ability to connect with a diverse audience. ‘Mind of Mencia’ debuted on Comedy Central in early 2005. Since then, it has become one of the strongest shows in the network’s history, averaging about 1.5 million total viewers. ‘Mind of Mencia’ is executive produced by Carlos Mencia and Robert Morton (‘Late Night with David Letterman’). With the continued success of the show, the network has ordered a fourth season of the weekly hit, set to premiere in the Spring of 2008 with ten all-new episodes. The new season will take on such topics as the election, the recession and the war as well as other controversial issues. Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $25.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM 9:30 PM - $25.00. Friday, August 7, 2015, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmond.comedyreservations.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, August 8, 2015, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 6110 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net.

South of the James Market at Forest Hill Park

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

St. Stephen's Farmers' Market

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

Find Your Family History at the Library of Virginia: Getting Started

Free. Join Library of Virginia archivists as they help introduce you to the types of records that are held in the Library's collections and help you get started with your genealogy research. No experience necessary. Pre-registration required. For registration and more information, go to http://tinyurl.com/LoVGenWrkshp. Saturday, August 8, 2015, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM. 800 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lva.virginia.gov.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

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

Windsor Farms Bicycle Tour

This neighborhood, once a part of Henrico County, will be toured to view some examples of Richmond's architecture and landscaping. Public properties to be explored include Virginia House and Agecroft Hall. Meet at the parking lot behind Grace Baptist Church, 4200 Dover Road. Cycling helmets and reservations required: call 804-649-0711x301. $15 per person $5 for Valentine Members Reservations required; call 804-649-0711x301 or purchase online. Bicycles and helmets required. Info: http://thevalentine.org/windsor-farms-bicycle-tour#. Saturday, August 8, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 4200 Dover Rd. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

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

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

VCU/Fan: Alternative Eats Food Tour

More fun than college, savor the flavors of the exotic and homegrown at five local restaurants and food purveyors on this 1.5 mile walking tour that walks us through VCU's vibrant Monroe Park Campus with a detour some tours into the adjacent Carver neighborhood. Besides samples and insider info from chefs and owners, our 2.5 hour food tour will highlight the arts, literary, and musical history of the area as well as pay heed to the Victorian architecture of The Fan. Tickets are $55 inclusive of ticketing fee and are available here. http://realrichmondva.com. Saturday, August 8, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 1217 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit realrichmondva.com.

Carlos Mencia at Funny Bone

Carlos Mencia, superstar/stand-up comedian, is undoubtedly one of today’s most lauded entertainers and feared comics. Whether it is man-on-the-street interviews, studio comedy, commercial parodies, or nationwide sold-out tours, Mencia demonstrates an extraordinary ability to connect with a diverse audience. ‘Mind of Mencia’ debuted on Comedy Central in early 2005. Since then, it has become one of the strongest shows in the network’s history, averaging about 1.5 million total viewers. ‘Mind of Mencia’ is executive produced by Carlos Mencia and Robert Morton (‘Late Night with David Letterman’). With the continued success of the show, the network has ordered a fourth season of the weekly hit, set to premiere in the Spring of 2008 with ten all-new episodes. The new season will take on such topics as the election, the recession and the war as well as other controversial issues. Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $25.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM 9:30 PM - $25.00. Saturday, August 8, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmond.comedyreservations.com.

Casting Crowns at Altria Theater

Prolific CCM band Casting Crowns has achieved major sales milestones including one RIAA 2x multi-Platinum album, three RIAA Platinum albums, two RIAA Platinum DVDs, six RIAA Gold albums, four Gold DVDs and four RIAA Gold certified digital singles. The band currently holds the position as Billboard’s top-selling act in Christian music since 2007. The group has also been honored with two American Music Awards (out of six total nominations), a GRAMMY Award for its 2005 album Lifesong, and has received six GRAMMY nominations including three received on Dec. 5, 2012. The band has garnered 17 GMA Dove Awards and two 2012 Billboard Music Awards from six total Billboard Music Award nominations. $26.50-$77.00. Details: http://www.altriatheater.com/events/detail/casting-crowns. Saturday, August 8, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 6 N. Laurel St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.altriatheater.com.

"Last of the Red Hot Lovers" at Hanover Tavern

July 17 – August 23 Hanover Tavern Neil Simon Starring Scott Wichmann Middle-aged, married and docile, Barney Cashman is determined to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late. With no experience in the world of adultery, Barney hilariously tries and fails as he ventures out into the world of seduction with three separate women: a sexpot rebel, an over the top actress, and even his morally sound best friend’s wife. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $38. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_last_of.html. Saturday, August 8, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"South Pacific" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

June 26 – August 9 One of the greatest American musicals by Rogers and Hammerstein and the winner of ten Tony Awards, South Pacific tells the story of an American nurse, Nellie, stationed on a South Pacific island during World War II who falls in love with Emile, an expatriate French plantation owner. As Nellie struggles to accept Emile’s mixed-raced children, this romantic classic candidly explores the issue of racial prejudice and the power of relationships. Length: Approximately 2+ hours Suggested for ages 7 and up. Premium $60 | Standard $48 | Value $36 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_south_pacific.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Saturday, August 8, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Carlos Mencia at Funny Bone

Carlos Mencia, superstar/stand-up comedian, is undoubtedly one of today’s most lauded entertainers and feared comics. Whether it is man-on-the-street interviews, studio comedy, commercial parodies, or nationwide sold-out tours, Mencia demonstrates an extraordinary ability to connect with a diverse audience. ‘Mind of Mencia’ debuted on Comedy Central in early 2005. Since then, it has become one of the strongest shows in the network’s history, averaging about 1.5 million total viewers. ‘Mind of Mencia’ is executive produced by Carlos Mencia and Robert Morton (‘Late Night with David Letterman’). With the continued success of the show, the network has ordered a fourth season of the weekly hit, set to premiere in the Spring of 2008 with ten all-new episodes. The new season will take on such topics as the election, the recession and the war as well as other controversial issues. Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $25.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM 9:30 PM - $25.00. Saturday, August 8, 2015, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit richmond.comedyreservations.com.

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

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

2014 Watermelon Festival in Carytown

The Granddaddy of all street festivals. 115,000 people, over 3000 watermelons and you! With 60 musicians, over 100 exhibitors, one of the largest kids areas of any festival on the east coast and all of the great Carytown style, the Carytown Watermelon Festival presented by Martin's has become the largest one day festival in the state of Virginia. Mark your calendar now for a great day of family fun. With almost 50 full bands and 40 solo/duet acts scheduled on 8 stages (full scedhule - http://www.rockitz.net), plus over 100 exhibitors, one of the largest kids areas of any festival on the east coast and all of the great Carytown style! Info: http://www.carytownrva.com/events/watermelon-festival.php. Sunday, August 9, 2015, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 3000 W. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.carytownrva.com.

Patrick Henry Reenactment at St. John's Church

Since 1976, St. John’s Church Foundation has presented historical reenactments at the original location of the Second Virginia Convention of March 1775. Professional actors in 1770s attire portray ten delegates, including Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington. The delegates engage in the debates and arguments of the Second Virginia Convention, which lead up to Patrick Henry’s immortal “Give me liberty or give me death!” speech. Seating is first come, first served. Seat saving will not be permitted. The entire party must be present before seating will take place. Doors will close once the church reaches capacity or when the reenactment begins. No admittance after the reenactment begins. 1:15 pm — Doors open. Seating is on a first-come, first served basis. 1:30 pm — Music program 1:45 pm — Reenactment begins This event is also FREE, with a suggested donation of $5.00. Information - http://historicstjohnschurch.org/reenactments. Sunday, August 9, 2015, 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM. 2401 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23223. For more info visit historicstjohnschurch.org.

"Last of the Red Hot Lovers" at Hanover Tavern

July 17 – August 23, 2015 Hanover Tavern Middle-aged, married and docile, Barney Cashman is determined to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late. With no experience in the world of adultery, Barney hilariously tries and fails as he ventures out into the world of seduction with three separate women: a sexpot rebel, an over the top actress, and even his morally sound best friend’s wife. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $40. Details: http://tickets.va-rep.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=3227. Sunday, August 9, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

"South Pacific" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

June 26 – August 9 One of the greatest American musicals by Rogers and Hammerstein and the winner of ten Tony Awards, South Pacific tells the story of an American nurse, Nellie, stationed on a South Pacific island during World War II who falls in love with Emile, an expatriate French plantation owner. As Nellie struggles to accept Emile’s mixed-raced children, this romantic classic candidly explores the issue of racial prejudice and the power of relationships. Length: Approximately 2+ hours Suggested for ages 7 and up. Premium $60 | Standard $48 | Value $36 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_south_pacific.html Free parking - http://va-rep.org/nt_parking.html. Sunday, August 9, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Music in the Park at Forest Hill Park: Mighty Joshua & Zion #5 Band

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

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

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

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

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

"Last of the Red Hot Lovers" at Hanover Tavern

July 17 – August 23 Hanover Tavern Neil Simon Starring Scott Wichmann Middle-aged, married and docile, Barney Cashman is determined to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late. With no experience in the world of adultery, Barney hilariously tries and fails as he ventures out into the world of seduction with three separate women: a sexpot rebel, an over the top actress, and even his morally sound best friend’s wife. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $38. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_last_of.html. Monday, August 10, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, 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, August 11, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

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

MAY 29, 2015 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists –Ryudaibori (formerly Horitaka, Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken – inspired by the Japanese tradition of tattooing and heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking. Specially commissioned photographs of work by each artist will be displayed alongside tools and relief carvings, as well as a recreated Torii. A companion book of the same title features additional photographs and writings, and is published by the Japanese American National Museum. $8-$10. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/art-japanese-tattoo/. Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Byrd House Market

Check web site for vendors and updates. http://www.byrdhousemarket.blogspot.com/ Every Tues, 3:30 to 7 p.m Located off S. Linden St & Idlewood Ave, behind the William Byrd Community House, 224 Cherry Street. By car, take the Downtown Expressway, I-195 South, Exit 186 Belvidere St. Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 3:30 PM – 7:00 PM. 224 Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.byrdhousemarket.blogspot.com.

"The Boy in The Bathroom" at Firehouse Theater

THE BOY IN THE BATHROOM A New Musical with Book & Lyrics by Michael Lluberes Directed by Firehouse's Associate Producer Adam B. Ferguson, The Boy in the Bathroom tells the profound and compelling story of David who hasn't come out of the bathroom for a year. He suffers from OCD and is trying to write his thesis in an environment that he can control. His devoted and protective mother Pam tries her best to make him comfortable, until she breaks her hip and Julie enters their lives. Inspired by real events, this new musical explores why we sometimes lock ourselves in prisons of our own making to resist the risk of life's uncertainty and the pull of change. When asked about the Firehouse production and being in residence for the process Lluberes said, "We're thrilled to be a part of this new season and new chapter for Firehouse, and are looking forward to this exciting new look at our show." The Boy in The Bathroom won the New York Musical Theater Festival Awards for Most Promising New Musical and Be… Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

Brandon Flowers at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $25 Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/xl102-presents-brandon-flowers. Tuesday, August 11, 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, August 12, 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, August 12, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

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

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

St. Giles Presbyterian Food Truck Court

Info: http://www.foodtruckcourt.com/. Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 5200 Grove Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

Tyler Farr, Parmalee at Innsbrook After Hours

From hustling street performer on Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade to Platinum-selling recording artist, it seems like just yesterday that ANDY GRAMMER was discovered by Steve Greenberg and signed to S-Curve Records. With his 2011 self-titled debut album, Grammer became the first male pop star in a decade, since John Mayer in 2002, to reach the Top 10 at Adult Pop Radio on his first two singles, “Keep Your Head Up” and “Fine By Me,” certified Platinum and Goldrespectively, selling more than 1.5 million downloads combined. Info & tickets & bios - http://innsbrookafterhours.com/concert-schedule/tyler-farr-parmalee/. Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 4901 Lakebrook Dr. Glen Allen, VA. For more info visit innsbrookafterhours.com.

"The Boy in The Bathroom" at Firehouse Theater

THE BOY IN THE BATHROOM A New Musical with Book & Lyrics by Michael Lluberes Directed by Firehouse's Associate Producer Adam B. Ferguson, The Boy in the Bathroom tells the profound and compelling story of David who hasn't come out of the bathroom for a year. He suffers from OCD and is trying to write his thesis in an environment that he can control. His devoted and protective mother Pam tries her best to make him comfortable, until she breaks her hip and Julie enters their lives. Inspired by real events, this new musical explores why we sometimes lock ourselves in prisons of our own making to resist the risk of life's uncertainty and the pull of change. When asked about the Firehouse production and being in residence for the process Lluberes said, "We're thrilled to be a part of this new season and new chapter for Firehouse, and are looking forward to this exciting new look at our show." The Boy in The Bathroom won the New York Musical Theater Festival Awards for Most Promising New Musical and Be… Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

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

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

MAY 29, 2015 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists –Ryudaibori (formerly Horitaka, Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken – inspired by the Japanese tradition of tattooing and heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking. Specially commissioned photographs of work by each artist will be displayed alongside tools and relief carvings, as well as a recreated Torii. A companion book of the same title features additional photographs and writings, and is published by the Japanese American National Museum. $8-$10. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/art-japanese-tattoo/. Thursday, August 13, 2015, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Flowers After 5 / Fidos After 5 at Lewis Ginter

Relax on Thursday evenings throughout summer at Flowers After 5. Stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping. Garden partners with Richmond SPCA on second Thursdays of each month and allows leashed pets (Fidos After 5). WaterPlay in the Children’s Garden is open until 8 p.m. during Flowers After 5 (weather permitting). Thursday nights: June 4, 11, 18, 25; July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2015 NEW! We’ve added more Fidos After 5 nights! Leashed pets allowed June 11, 25; July 9 & 23 and August 13 & 27 ($2 suggested “pet admission” benefitting the Richmond SPCA) Garden has extended hours till 9 p.m. 5 – 6 p.m. Family activities in the Children’s Garden 5 – 8 p.m. Wine, beer and food available for purchase on the lawn at historic Bloemendaal House 6 – 8 p.m. Live music at Bloemendaal House http://www.lewisginter.org/event/flowers-after-5-2015-08-20/2015-06-04/. Thursday, August 13, 2015, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.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, August 13, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

ZZ Top, Blackberry Smoke at Innsbrook After Hours

ZZ TOP a/k/a “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas,” lay undisputed claim to being the longest running major rock band with original personnel intact and, in 2004, the Texas trio was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Of course, there are only three of them – Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard — but it’s still a remarkable achievement that they’re still very much together after almost 45 years of rock, blues, and boogie on the road and in the studio. “Yeah,” says Billy, guitarist extraordinaire, “we’re the same three guys, bashing out the same three chords.” With the release of each of their albums the band has explored new ground in terms of both their sonic approach and the material they’ve recorded. ZZ TOP is the same but always changing. Tickets: $20 – $99 Info & tickets & bios - http://innsbrookafterhours.com/concert-schedule/zz-top-aug-13/. Thursday, August 13, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 4901 Lakebrook Dr. Glen Allen, VA. For more info visit innsbrookafterhours.com.

"The Boy in The Bathroom" at Firehouse Theater

THE BOY IN THE BATHROOM A New Musical with Book & Lyrics by Michael Lluberes Directed by Firehouse's Associate Producer Adam B. Ferguson, The Boy in the Bathroom tells the profound and compelling story of David who hasn't come out of the bathroom for a year. He suffers from OCD and is trying to write his thesis in an environment that he can control. His devoted and protective mother Pam tries her best to make him comfortable, until she breaks her hip and Julie enters their lives. Inspired by real events, this new musical explores why we sometimes lock ourselves in prisons of our own making to resist the risk of life's uncertainty and the pull of change. When asked about the Firehouse production and being in residence for the process Lluberes said, "We're thrilled to be a part of this new season and new chapter for Firehouse, and are looking forward to this exciting new look at our show." The Boy in The Bathroom won the New York Musical Theater Festival Awards for Most Promising New Musical and Be… Thursday, August 13, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

"Last of the Red Hot Lovers" at Hanover Tavern

July 17 – August 23 Hanover Tavern Neil Simon Starring Scott Wichmann Middle-aged, married and docile, Barney Cashman is determined to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late. With no experience in the world of adultery, Barney hilariously tries and fails as he ventures out into the world of seduction with three separate women: a sexpot rebel, an over the top actress, and even his morally sound best friend’s wife. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $38. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_last_of.html. Thursday, August 13, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Col. Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $22.50 ADV | $27.50 DOS Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/col-bruce-hampton-aquarium-rescue-unit. Thursday, August 13, 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, August 14, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

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

MAY 29, 2015 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists –Ryudaibori (formerly Horitaka, Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken – inspired by the Japanese tradition of tattooing and heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking. Specially commissioned photographs of work by each artist will be displayed alongside tools and relief carvings, as well as a recreated Torii. A companion book of the same title features additional photographs and writings, and is published by the Japanese American National Museum. $8-$10. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/art-japanese-tattoo/. Friday, August 14, 2015, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

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, August 14, 2015, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Food Truck Court at Woodland Heights Baptist

Info: http://www.foodtruckcourt.com/. Friday, August 14, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 611 W. 31st St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

Flying Squirrels v. Altoona (Free Shirt Fridays, Happy Hour & Ladies Night and Grateful Dead Tribute)

The first 1000 fans 15 & older receive a free shirt courtesy of First Capital Bank. There will be happy hour and ladies night specials, as well as a tribute to the Grateful Dead. Gates open at 5:30PM Tickets $8-12. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Friday, August 14, 2015, 7:05 PM – 9:35 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

"Last of the Red Hot Lovers" at Hanover Tavern

July 17 – August 23 Hanover Tavern Neil Simon Starring Scott Wichmann Middle-aged, married and docile, Barney Cashman is determined to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late. With no experience in the world of adultery, Barney hilariously tries and fails as he ventures out into the world of seduction with three separate women: a sexpot rebel, an over the top actress, and even his morally sound best friend’s wife. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $38. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_last_of.html. Friday, August 14, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Lakeside Farmers' Market

http://www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net The market is open April-December, two days per week. Wednesdays 8AM til dusk. Most vendors stay the entire day and continue selling between market times. Open Saturdays 8AM til noon. Lakeside Farmers' Market offers Local Seasonal Produce, Meats, Cheeses and Baked Goods and Hand Made Items from Local Artists. Arts, Crafts, Dining, Housewares, and Jewelry are located in the retail shops adjacent to the market. New this year, "LAKESIDE FARMERS' MARKET TOO!" This is an indoor option adjacent to the Farmers' Market Pavilion. Saturday, August 15, 2015, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 6110 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net.

South of the James Market at Forest Hill Park

The South of the James Farmers Market is an open-air producer-only market where farmers and artisans sell locally-grown and hand-made items including: Vegetables, fruit, plants & flowers Meat, cheese, eggs & honey Jewelry, pottery, art, candles, clothing & knitted items Soaps, lotions & essential oils Baked goods & other prepared foods Located in beautiful Forest Hill Park, the South of the James Market is on Saturdays May through early December and runs from 8am to 12pm. http://www.growrva.com/#!soj/c1yn8/. Saturday, August 15, 2015, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. New Kent Ave. & 42nd St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.growrva.com.

St. Stephen's Farmers' Market

Locally produced seasonal vegetables, fruit, herbs, eggs, poultry, beef, pork, flowers, bread, cheese, pasta and other foods are available. In addition, the market features local artisans, locally roasted coffee, and much more. Open Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, May through October. Ample free parking. Info - http://www.saintstephensrichmond.net/farmersmarket. Saturday, August 15, 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, August 15, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

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

MAY 29, 2015 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists –Ryudaibori (formerly Horitaka, Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken – inspired by the Japanese tradition of tattooing and heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking. Specially commissioned photographs of work by each artist will be displayed alongside tools and relief carvings, as well as a recreated Torii. A companion book of the same title features additional photographs and writings, and is published by the Japanese American National Museum. $8-$10. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/art-japanese-tattoo/. Saturday, August 15, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Hollywood Cemetery: Symbolism and Monument Styles Walking Tour

Learn to interpret the spiritual, occupational, vegetal and fraternal signs and symbols found on headstones and ironworks. Discover the historical origins of monument styles including cradle stones, pyramids, pier stones, mausoleums and reliquaries. Meet at the entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $15 per person $5 for Valentine Members Walk-ups welcome. Cash or check, or purchase online. On-street parking. Info: http://thevalentine.org/calendar/hollywood-cemetery-symbolism-monument-styles#. Saturday, August 15, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Both Sides of Broad: The Art & Soul of Richmond Food Tour

This tour combines the best of both sides of Broad Street in the heart of Monroe and Jackson wards, with a few stops at some of First Fridays’ favorite spots including Quirk, and depending on the day, Nick’s, Pasture, Mama J’s, 525 at Berry Burke, Saison, Tarrant’s Cafe, Popkin Tavern, Thai Corner, Rappahannock, Homemades by Suzanne at the John Marshall Ballroom, Lemaire, Kenn-Tico, Mansion 526, Comfort, and others. Join Real Richmond for samples and insider info from restaurateurs on this 1.5 mile walking tour. Tickets are inclusive of ticketing fee and can be purchased here. http://realrichmondva.com/. Saturday, August 15, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 27 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit realrichmondva.com.

Flying Squirrels v. Altoona (Superblast Saturday and 2nd Annual Guns & Hoses)

Postgame fireworks and the 2nd Annual Guns & Hoses. RVA Police Department vs. Fire Department pre-game softball smackdown! Gates open for both games at 3:30PM. Tickets $8-12. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Saturday, August 15, 2015, 6:05 PM – 8:35 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

"Last of the Red Hot Lovers" at Hanover Tavern

July 17 – August 23 Hanover Tavern Neil Simon Starring Scott Wichmann Middle-aged, married and docile, Barney Cashman is determined to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late. With no experience in the world of adultery, Barney hilariously tries and fails as he ventures out into the world of seduction with three separate women: a sexpot rebel, an over the top actress, and even his morally sound best friend’s wife. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $38. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_last_of.html. Saturday, August 15, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Chatham County Line at Capital Ale House

Entering their second decade as an ensemble, Chatham County Line bring a deep reverence for traditional American roots music and timeless bluegrass instrumentation to insightful, poetic original songs that are powerfully contemporary yet rich with the complex resonance of their southern heritage. Over the course of six studio albums and performances around the world, they have pursued a singular style that is entirely their own, yet connects with audiences from all walks. Dynamic and captivating, Chatham County Line are equally capable of classically hard-driving bluegrass and sparse, haunting ballads. The key to their sound lays in the close collaboration of the band's four members: Dave Wilson (guitar), John Teer (mandolin, fiddle), Chandler Holt (banjo), and Greg Readling (bass). This partnership enriches their latest album Tightrope (Yep Roc), which was forged over a year's worth of intensive rehearsals where they put every element under the microscope. Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm $15-$18. De… Saturday, August 15, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit capitalalehouse.ticketfly.com.

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

MAY 29, 2015 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists –Ryudaibori (formerly Horitaka, Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken – inspired by the Japanese tradition of tattooing and heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking. Specially commissioned photographs of work by each artist will be displayed alongside tools and relief carvings, as well as a recreated Torii. A companion book of the same title features additional photographs and writings, and is published by the Japanese American National Museum. $8-$10. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/art-japanese-tattoo/. Sunday, August 16, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

25th Annual Down Home Family Reunion at Abner Clay Park

Down Home Family Reunion, A Celebration of African American Folklife is a downtown weekend festival that celebrates African American folklife with world music and dance, the Heritage Market, special children’s events, interactive site demonstrations and delicious down home food. It is designed to show aspects of West African cultural traditions that are African American and that have been absorbed by the American South. http://www.efsinc.org/. Sunday, August 16, 2015, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Brook Rd. and W. Clay St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.efsinc.org.

4th Annual RVA Brew B-Q Festival at 17th St. Farmers' Market

The RVA Brew-B-Q festival brings together the best barbecue and the best craft beer in Richmond. This event features an amazing array of central Virginia's most loved barbeque producers, from the well-known establishments to the whole-in-the-wall weekend warriors. After enjoying choices pulled, minced, smoked, saucy, vinegar-based, sweet, sandwiches, plates and more, wash down your favorite bites with cold suds from more than 15 local craft breweries, including Legend, Hardywood, Center of the Universe and more! The event is free to attend. Food and beverage are available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public. FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/1431160000534783/?ref=105&feed_story_type=117. Sunday, August 16, 2015, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 1700 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondgov.com.

Patrick Henry Reenactment at St. John's Church

Since 1976, St. John’s Church Foundation has presented historical reenactments at the original location of the Second Virginia Convention of March 1775. Professional actors in 1770s attire portray ten delegates, including Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington. The delegates engage in the debates and arguments of the Second Virginia Convention, which lead up to Patrick Henry’s immortal “Give me liberty or give me death!” speech. Seating is first come, first served. Seat saving will not be permitted. The entire party must be present before seating will take place. Doors will close once the church reaches capacity or when the reenactment begins. No admittance after the reenactment begins. 1:15 pm — Doors open. Seating is on a first-come, first served basis. 1:30 pm — Music program 1:45 pm — Reenactment begins This event is also FREE, with a suggested donation of $5.00. Information - http://historicstjohnschurch.org/reenactments. Sunday, August 16, 2015, 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM. 2401 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23223. For more info visit historicstjohnschurch.org.

Flying Squirrels v. Altoona (Tribute to the Toy Hall of Fame and Nutzy Bubbles Giveaway)

The first 1500 and 14 & under receive a Nutzy Bubbles Set! We also celebrate the Toy Hall of Fame presented by Kings Dominion. Gates open at 12:30PM. Tickets $8-12. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Sunday, August 16, 2015, 1:35 PM – 4:05 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

"Last of the Red Hot Lovers" at Hanover Tavern

July 17 – August 23, 2015 Hanover Tavern Middle-aged, married and docile, Barney Cashman is determined to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late. With no experience in the world of adultery, Barney hilariously tries and fails as he ventures out into the world of seduction with three separate women: a sexpot rebel, an over the top actress, and even his morally sound best friend’s wife. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $40. Details: http://tickets.va-rep.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=3227. Sunday, August 16, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit tickets.va-rep.org.

Navy Helicopter Pilot Anne A. Wilson Talks About Her New Novel: Hover at Fountain Bookstore

Anne A. Wilson was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, with a degree in ocean engineering, followed by nine years of active duty service as a Navy helicopter pilot. Following her military service, she worked for four years in the semi-conductor industry, and currently, owns a triathlon coaching business, Camelback Coaching, with her husband, now in its twelfth year of operation. She lives in Fountain Hills, Arizona with her husband and two sons. Details: http://www.fountainbookstore.com/event/navy-helicopter-pilot-anne-wilson-talks-about-her-new-novel-hover. Sunday, August 16, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. 1312 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.fountainbookstore.com.

Monument Avenue Walking Tour

The first street in the U.S. to be designated as a National Landmark by the National Park Service, Monument Avenue is one of America’s most beautiful boulevards. Learn about the diverse architectural styles of its grand homes, famous residents and renowned architects $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/monument-avenue-walking-tour. Sunday, August 16, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 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. Monday, August 17, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

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

MAY 29, 2015 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists –Ryudaibori (formerly Horitaka, Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken – inspired by the Japanese tradition of tattooing and heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking. Specially commissioned photographs of work by each artist will be displayed alongside tools and relief carvings, as well as a recreated Torii. A companion book of the same title features additional photographs and writings, and is published by the Japanese American National Museum. $8-$10. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/art-japanese-tattoo/. Monday, August 17, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

"Last of the Red Hot Lovers" at Hanover Tavern

July 17 – August 23 Hanover Tavern Neil Simon Starring Scott Wichmann Middle-aged, married and docile, Barney Cashman is determined to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late. With no experience in the world of adultery, Barney hilariously tries and fails as he ventures out into the world of seduction with three separate women: a sexpot rebel, an over the top actress, and even his morally sound best friend’s wife. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $38. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_last_of.html. Monday, August 17, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, 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, August 18, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

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

MAY 29, 2015 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists –Ryudaibori (formerly Horitaka, Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken – inspired by the Japanese tradition of tattooing and heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking. Specially commissioned photographs of work by each artist will be displayed alongside tools and relief carvings, as well as a recreated Torii. A companion book of the same title features additional photographs and writings, and is published by the Japanese American National Museum. $8-$10. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/art-japanese-tattoo/. Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Byrd House Market

Check web site for vendors and updates. http://www.byrdhousemarket.blogspot.com/ Every Tues, 3:30 to 7 p.m Located off S. Linden St & Idlewood Ave, behind the William Byrd Community House, 224 Cherry Street. By car, take the Downtown Expressway, I-195 South, Exit 186 Belvidere St. Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 3:30 PM – 7:00 PM. 224 Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.byrdhousemarket.blogspot.com.

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers at The National

Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM TICKETS ON SALE APRIL 17 AT 10AM $35 general admission standing $40 reserved seat balcony Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/bruce-hornsby-and-the-noisemakers. Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

"The Boy in The Bathroom" at Firehouse Theater

THE BOY IN THE BATHROOM A New Musical with Book & Lyrics by Michael Lluberes Directed by Firehouse's Associate Producer Adam B. Ferguson, The Boy in the Bathroom tells the profound and compelling story of David who hasn't come out of the bathroom for a year. He suffers from OCD and is trying to write his thesis in an environment that he can control. His devoted and protective mother Pam tries her best to make him comfortable, until she breaks her hip and Julie enters their lives. Inspired by real events, this new musical explores why we sometimes lock ourselves in prisons of our own making to resist the risk of life's uncertainty and the pull of change. When asked about the Firehouse production and being in residence for the process Lluberes said, "We're thrilled to be a part of this new season and new chapter for Firehouse, and are looking forward to this exciting new look at our show." The Boy in The Bathroom won the New York Musical Theater Festival Awards for Most Promising New Musical and Be… Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons at Altria Theater

Oh, what a story. Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Frankie and his legendary group, such classic songs as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” are all the rage all over again. With the play in its seventh blockbuster year on Broadway, the real Frankie Valli is also packing venues around the world. The current excitement prompted Frankie to salute the decade that made him a star with his first new studio album in 15 years. In Romancing The ’60s, he put his own stamp on some of his favorite ’60s songs, the ones he always wanted to record but somehow got away. Launched amid Jersey Boy-mania, Romancing The ’60s has become the latest classic in Frankie Valli’s half-century of recording. $67-$97. Details: http://www.altriatheater.com/events/detail/frankie-valli. Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 6 N. Laurel St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.altriatheater.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, August 19, 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, August 19, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

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

MAY 29, 2015 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists –Ryudaibori (formerly Horitaka, Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken – inspired by the Japanese tradition of tattooing and heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking. Specially commissioned photographs of work by each artist will be displayed alongside tools and relief carvings, as well as a recreated Torii. A companion book of the same title features additional photographs and writings, and is published by the Japanese American National Museum. $8-$10. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/art-japanese-tattoo/. Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

St. Giles Presbyterian Food Truck Court

Info: http://www.foodtruckcourt.com/. Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 5200 Grove Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

The Beach Boys at Innsbrook After Hours

$15 general admission; Gold Circle $45-$100. Info & tickets & bios - http://innsbrookafterhours.com/concert-schedule/beach-boys-aug-19/. Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 4901 Lakebrook Dr. Glen Allen, VA. For more info visit innsbrookafterhours.com.

"The Boy in The Bathroom" at Firehouse Theater

THE BOY IN THE BATHROOM A New Musical with Book & Lyrics by Michael Lluberes Directed by Firehouse's Associate Producer Adam B. Ferguson, The Boy in the Bathroom tells the profound and compelling story of David who hasn't come out of the bathroom for a year. He suffers from OCD and is trying to write his thesis in an environment that he can control. His devoted and protective mother Pam tries her best to make him comfortable, until she breaks her hip and Julie enters their lives. Inspired by real events, this new musical explores why we sometimes lock ourselves in prisons of our own making to resist the risk of life's uncertainty and the pull of change. When asked about the Firehouse production and being in residence for the process Lluberes said, "We're thrilled to be a part of this new season and new chapter for Firehouse, and are looking forward to this exciting new look at our show." The Boy in The Bathroom won the New York Musical Theater Festival Awards for Most Promising New Musical and Be… Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

Clash of the Comics at Funny Bone

$10. This is a two-part show with something for everyone… First… Comics compete for laughs to see who could be the next "big thing" and who should keep their day gig… Second… Headlining comedians crank it up a notch showcasing their talents for our general manager. Come out to the show, warm up your face muscles, and prepare your tear ducts for an evening of hilarity. If you are interested in signing up, just stop by the box office. Sign up ends one week before each competition. Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.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, August 20, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

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

MAY 29, 2015 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists –Ryudaibori (formerly Horitaka, Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken – inspired by the Japanese tradition of tattooing and heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking. Specially commissioned photographs of work by each artist will be displayed alongside tools and relief carvings, as well as a recreated Torii. A companion book of the same title features additional photographs and writings, and is published by the Japanese American National Museum. $8-$10. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/art-japanese-tattoo/. Thursday, August 20, 2015, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Flowers After 5 at Lewis Ginter

Relax on Thursday evenings throughout summer at Flowers After 5. Stroll through the gardens; enjoy live music, wine and beer, dining and shopping. Garden partners with Richmond SPCA on second Thursdays of each month and allows leashed pets (Fidos After 5). WaterPlay in the Children’s Garden is open until 8 p.m. during Flowers After 5 (weather permitting). Thursday nights: June 4, 11, 18, 25; July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2015 NEW! We’ve added more Fidos After 5 nights! Leashed pets allowed June 11, 25; July 9 & 23 and August 13 & 27 ($2 suggested “pet admission” benefitting the Richmond SPCA) Garden has extended hours till 9 p.m. 5 – 6 p.m. Family activities in the Children’s Garden 5 – 8 p.m. Wine, beer and food available for purchase on the lawn at historic Bloemendaal House 6 – 8 p.m. Live music at Bloemendaal House http://www.lewisginter.org/event/flowers-after-5-2015-08-20/2015-06-04/. Thursday, August 20, 2015, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.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, August 20, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

OAR Live at Innsbrook After Hours

Classic American author Thomas Wolfe famously stated “you can’t go home again,” but don’t tell that to the members of O.A.R. On their eighth studio album, THE ROCKVILLE LP, the shape-shifting rock band found that returning home triggered a journey of creative renewal and inspiration. with Allen Stone & Brynn Elliot Tickets: $16 – $99 Info & tickets & bios - http://innsbrookafterhours.com/concert-schedule/oar-aug-20/. Thursday, August 20, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 4901 Lakebrook Dr. Glen Allen, VA. For more info visit innsbrookafterhours.com.

Todd Rundgren at The National

Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM $20 GA Standing | $25 Reserved Seated Balcony Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/todd-rundgren. Thursday, August 20, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

"The Boy in The Bathroom" at Firehouse Theater

THE BOY IN THE BATHROOM A New Musical with Book & Lyrics by Michael Lluberes Directed by Firehouse's Associate Producer Adam B. Ferguson, The Boy in the Bathroom tells the profound and compelling story of David who hasn't come out of the bathroom for a year. He suffers from OCD and is trying to write his thesis in an environment that he can control. His devoted and protective mother Pam tries her best to make him comfortable, until she breaks her hip and Julie enters their lives. Inspired by real events, this new musical explores why we sometimes lock ourselves in prisons of our own making to resist the risk of life's uncertainty and the pull of change. When asked about the Firehouse production and being in residence for the process Lluberes said, "We're thrilled to be a part of this new season and new chapter for Firehouse, and are looking forward to this exciting new look at our show." The Boy in The Bathroom won the New York Musical Theater Festival Awards for Most Promising New Musical and Be… Thursday, August 20, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

"Last of the Red Hot Lovers" at Hanover Tavern

July 17 – August 23 Hanover Tavern Neil Simon Starring Scott Wichmann Middle-aged, married and docile, Barney Cashman is determined to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late. With no experience in the world of adultery, Barney hilariously tries and fails as he ventures out into the world of seduction with three separate women: a sexpot rebel, an over the top actress, and even his morally sound best friend’s wife. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $38. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_last_of.html. Thursday, August 20, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, 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, August 21, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

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

MAY 29, 2015 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists –Ryudaibori (formerly Horitaka, Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken – inspired by the Japanese tradition of tattooing and heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking. Specially commissioned photographs of work by each artist will be displayed alongside tools and relief carvings, as well as a recreated Torii. A companion book of the same title features additional photographs and writings, and is published by the Japanese American National Museum. $8-$10. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/art-japanese-tattoo/. Friday, August 21, 2015, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

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, August 21, 2015, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Food Truck Court at Woodland Heights Baptist

Info: http://www.foodtruckcourt.com/. Friday, August 21, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 611 W. 31st St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

Miranda Sings Summer Camp at Carpenter Theater

International YouTube sensation Miranda Sings is bringing you a hilarious night filled with comedy, hit songs, magic tricks, dramatic readings of hate mail, and never before seen videos! The quirky superstar has over 60 million views on YouTube and has performed her one-woman show to sold-out crowds all over the world. You will not want to miss seeing this lipstick-wearing, epileptic eye-browed, crooked-smiling beauty live and in-person! $32. Details: http://www.richmondcenterstage.com/event/miranda-sings-summer-camp. Friday, August 21, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.

"The Boy in The Bathroom" at Firehouse Theater

THE BOY IN THE BATHROOM A New Musical with Book & Lyrics by Michael Lluberes Directed by Firehouse's Associate Producer Adam B. Ferguson, The Boy in the Bathroom tells the profound and compelling story of David who hasn't come out of the bathroom for a year. He suffers from OCD and is trying to write his thesis in an environment that he can control. His devoted and protective mother Pam tries her best to make him comfortable, until she breaks her hip and Julie enters their lives. Inspired by real events, this new musical explores why we sometimes lock ourselves in prisons of our own making to resist the risk of life's uncertainty and the pull of change. When asked about the Firehouse production and being in residence for the process Lluberes said, "We're thrilled to be a part of this new season and new chapter for Firehouse, and are looking forward to this exciting new look at our show." The Boy in The Bathroom won the New York Musical Theater Festival Awards for Most Promising New Musical and Be… Friday, August 21, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

"Last of the Red Hot Lovers" at Hanover Tavern

July 17 – August 23 Hanover Tavern Neil Simon Starring Scott Wichmann Middle-aged, married and docile, Barney Cashman is determined to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late. With no experience in the world of adultery, Barney hilariously tries and fails as he ventures out into the world of seduction with three separate women: a sexpot rebel, an over the top actress, and even his morally sound best friend’s wife. Suggested for ages 14 and up. $38. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_last_of.html. Friday, August 21, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Cyrus McCormick and the Reapers at Dogwood Dell Festival of the Arts

50s rock Free. Call (804) 646-1031 for program updates and information about season performances, or log onto http://www.richmondgov.com/parks/documents/BrochureDogwoodDell.pdf Performance Postponements Due to the brevity of many summer storms, programs are not cancelled or postponed until performance time. Please call (804) 646-DELL (646-3355) for cancellations. Friday, August 21, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1300 Blanton Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondgov.com.