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Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

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

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird at Science Museum

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

Along the James Bicycle Tour

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

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

"The Golden Goose" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

JULY 8 – AUGUST 7, 2016 This Brothers Grimm tale shows that nobility and kindness prevail even in the most sticky of situations. Our hero, Simpleton, triumphs over obstacle after obstacle to find the Golden Goose, and show that even the meek among us have great things to offer. As is said of our hero “You're kindhearted, friendly, honest -- those are the best qualities a person can have.” And that is truly a lesson for us all. Call (804) 282-2620 Subscribers $12 Single Tickets: $16 Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 3 and up. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_golden_goose.html. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

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

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

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

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird at Science Museum

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

Along the James Bicycle Tour

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

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Original Richmond Walking Tour

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

"The Golden Goose" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

JULY 8 – AUGUST 7, 2016 This Brothers Grimm tale shows that nobility and kindness prevail even in the most sticky of situations. Our hero, Simpleton, triumphs over obstacle after obstacle to find the Golden Goose, and show that even the meek among us have great things to offer. As is said of our hero “You're kindhearted, friendly, honest -- those are the best qualities a person can have.” And that is truly a lesson for us all. Call (804) 282-2620 Subscribers $12 Single Tickets: $16 Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 3 and up. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_golden_goose.html. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

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

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

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

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

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

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird at Science Museum

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

Along the James Bicycle Tour

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

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

"The Golden Goose" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

JULY 8 – AUGUST 7, 2016 This Brothers Grimm tale shows that nobility and kindness prevail even in the most sticky of situations. Our hero, Simpleton, triumphs over obstacle after obstacle to find the Golden Goose, and show that even the meek among us have great things to offer. As is said of our hero “You're kindhearted, friendly, honest -- those are the best qualities a person can have.” And that is truly a lesson for us all. Call (804) 282-2620 Subscribers $12 Single Tickets: $16 Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 3 and up. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_golden_goose.html. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Hardywood Food Truck Court

We're kicking off the season with a mix of 16 new and favorite local gourmet mobile food vendors, with many more carts on rotation in the weeks to come. Enjoy our line up of seasonal craft beers to pair with eclectic tacos, wood-fired pizza, authentic French crepes, handmade ice cream, Cajun street food and more. Hardywood Food Truck Court runs from 5:30-9pm (the brewery is open until 10pm on Thursdays for new spring hours, last call 9:30) every Thursday through the season and is a family friendly environment. All ages are welcome at the brewery. Virginia ABC law prohibits bringing outside alcoholic beverages on-site, and underage drinking will be strictly prohibited. More info: http://www.hardywood.com/content/hardywood-food-truck-court-opens-1. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane. RIchmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

"Dreamgirls" at Novmber Theatre at Virginia Rep

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

Flying Squirrels v. New Hampshire (In Your Face Fireworks/ Friends Tribute Night)

In Your Face Fireworks/ Friends Tribute Night ♫ I'll be there for youuuuuuuuuuu ♫ Join us in celebrating everyone's favorite mid-90's TV show, Friends. Then make sure to stay after for In Your Face Fireworks, close proximity fireworks to enhance the experience. Gates open at 6:00. Tickets $7-12. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 7:05 PM – 10:05 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

"The Merchant of Venice": 18th Annual Richmond Shakespeare Festival at Agecroft Hall

July 7 – 31, 2016 If you wrong us, shall we not revenge? A controversial tragicomedy set in the divided world of Renaissance Italy: the glittering golden privilege of the Christian aristocracy and the powerful underworld of the Jewish ghetto. To court the wealthy heiress Portia, Bassanio asks for a large sum from his devoted friend, Antonio, who must borrow the funds. Shylock, the lender, strikes a deadly deal: if Antonio does not repay the loan, he must forfeit a pound of his own flesh. The insidious venom of prejudice poisons all, and mercy’s love is held hostage to the mighty sway of justice. Rain Policy for the Richmond Shakespeare Festival If it’s raining before the show… …remember, our weather can change very quickly! So, decisions about postponing or cancelling a show due to weather will be made between 7-7:25pm, depending on weather forecasts. If it rains during the show… …the show will pause, and you will be escorted inside to wait for up to 15 minutes to see if the weather will let u… Thursday, July 28, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. 4301 Sulgrave Rd. Richmond, VA. For more info visit quilltheatre.org.

"Brighton Beach Memoirs" at Hanover Tavern

JULY 15 - AUGUST 28, 2016 In this coming of age Neil Simon comedy, a Brooklyn teenager searches for identity and grapples with the mundane existence of his Jewish family. A semi-autobiographical portrait, Brighton Beach Memoirs humorously captures Simon’s upbringing in 1930’s America. Call (804) 282-2620 Subscribers $28 Single Tickets: $38 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_brighton_beach.html. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"The Boy from Oz" at Triangle Theater

A musical true story, with all the glitter possible. The Boy from Oz by Martin Sherman and Nick Enright; based on the life and songs of Peter Allen Through July 30. Born in a small town in the Australian outback, Peter Allen made his entertainment debut at the age of 5, was later was discovered by the legendary Judy Garland, and married her daughter Liza Minnelli. As his career skyrocketed, Allen wrote dozens of hit songs (one of which won an Oscar), and performed to adoring, sell-out crowds at Radio City Music Hall. But he also struggled with his sexuality, lost a lover to AIDS (which would later claim him as well), and gambled his career on what would be a notable Broadway flop. Allen's extraordinary life eventually became a major musical, first in Australia and later on Broadway and around the world. RTP's production will mark its mid-Atlantic debut! Info - http://www.rtriangle.org/the-season.html. Thursday, July 28, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 1300 Altamont Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rtriangle.org.

Rhye, Baio at The National

Rhye is the product of two synced paths crossing at the right time and place. The two artists who comprise Rhye had been fond of each other's work for some time, and it was when one member was working on a remix for the other that they started to collaborate. They had begun talking about the remix at hand, which led them to the conclusion that maybe they should adapt that remix into a whole new song that could be done together. They had never met in person, so one told the other to meet at a train station in Norreport, Copenhagen. Upon arrival, they immediately started working on the song together. They ended up with three songs they were proud of, which would ultimately end up on their full-length. It all just clicked. Both of their styles of making music completely complimented each other and working together flowed effortlessly. Eventually, one of them moved to L.A. and the other happened to be coming out to shoot a music video. They met up with two friends from a record label and played them the son… Thursday, July 28, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

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

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird at Science Museum

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

Along the James Bicycle Tour

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

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Friday, July 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Original Richmond Walking Tour

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

"The Golden Goose" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

JULY 8 – AUGUST 7, 2016 This Brothers Grimm tale shows that nobility and kindness prevail even in the most sticky of situations. Our hero, Simpleton, triumphs over obstacle after obstacle to find the Golden Goose, and show that even the meek among us have great things to offer. As is said of our hero “You're kindhearted, friendly, honest -- those are the best qualities a person can have.” And that is truly a lesson for us all. Call (804) 282-2620 Subscribers $12 Single Tickets: $16 Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 3 and up. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_golden_goose.html. Friday, July 29, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

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

"Da Sweet Blood of Jesus": Renaissance Perspective: Film Selections Inspired by Kehinde Wiley at VMFA

Renaissance Perspective: Film Selections Inspired by Kehinde Wiley Fri, Jun 24 - Paris Is Burning Jul 29 - Da Sweet Blood of Jesus Aug 19 - The Draughtsman’s Contract This selection of three feature-length, fictional and/or documentary films is inspired by the art of Kehinde Wiley. View full listing. $8 (VMFA members $5) http://vmfa.museum/calendar/events/renaissance-perspective-film-selections-inspired-by-kehinde-wiley/. Friday, July 29, 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

"The Golden Goose" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

JULY 8 – AUGUST 7, 2016 This Brothers Grimm tale shows that nobility and kindness prevail even in the most sticky of situations. Our hero, Simpleton, triumphs over obstacle after obstacle to find the Golden Goose, and show that even the meek among us have great things to offer. As is said of our hero “You're kindhearted, friendly, honest -- those are the best qualities a person can have.” And that is truly a lesson for us all. Call (804) 282-2620 Subscribers $12 Single Tickets: $16 Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 3 and up. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_golden_goose.html. Friday, July 29, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Flying Squirrels v. New Hampshire (Free Shirt Friday & Happy Hour)

Free Shirt Friday & Happy Hour Come by The Diamond this Friday to pick up your free T-Shirt, first 1,000 fans 15 and up. Gates open at 5:30 for Happy Hour until 7:30. Tickets $7-12. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Friday, July 29, 2016, 7:05 PM – 10:05 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

"The Merchant of Venice": 18th Annual Richmond Shakespeare Festival at Agecroft Hall

July 7 – 31, 2016 If you wrong us, shall we not revenge? A controversial tragicomedy set in the divided world of Renaissance Italy: the glittering golden privilege of the Christian aristocracy and the powerful underworld of the Jewish ghetto. To court the wealthy heiress Portia, Bassanio asks for a large sum from his devoted friend, Antonio, who must borrow the funds. Shylock, the lender, strikes a deadly deal: if Antonio does not repay the loan, he must forfeit a pound of his own flesh. The insidious venom of prejudice poisons all, and mercy’s love is held hostage to the mighty sway of justice. Rain Policy for the Richmond Shakespeare Festival If it’s raining before the show… …remember, our weather can change very quickly! So, decisions about postponing or cancelling a show due to weather will be made between 7-7:25pm, depending on weather forecasts. If it rains during the show… …the show will pause, and you will be escorted inside to wait for up to 15 minutes to see if the weather will let u… Friday, July 29, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. 4301 Sulgrave Rd. Richmond, VA. For more info visit quilltheatre.org.

"Brighton Beach Memoirs" at Hanover Tavern

JULY 15 - AUGUST 28, 2016 In this coming of age Neil Simon comedy, a Brooklyn teenager searches for identity and grapples with the mundane existence of his Jewish family. A semi-autobiographical portrait, Brighton Beach Memoirs humorously captures Simon’s upbringing in 1930’s America. Call (804) 282-2620 Subscribers $28 Single Tickets: $38 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_brighton_beach.html. Friday, July 29, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Dreamgirls" at Novmber Theatre at Virginia Rep

JUNE 24 – AUGUST 7, 2016 Winner of 6 Tony Awards! This megawatt Broadway crowd-pleaser electrifies the stage with Motown dreams and powerhouse voices. Loosely based on Diana Ross and the Supremes, the story follows the turbo-charged rise to fame of the Dreams. Starring Desirée Roots, Zuri Washington, and Felicia Curry. Single Tickets: $30 - $46 | Subscribers: $18 - $34 Free parking! Info & Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_dreamgirls.html. Friday, July 29, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"The Boy from Oz" at Triangle Theater

A musical true story, with all the glitter possible. The Boy from Oz by Martin Sherman and Nick Enright; based on the life and songs of Peter Allen Through July 30. Born in a small town in the Australian outback, Peter Allen made his entertainment debut at the age of 5, was later was discovered by the legendary Judy Garland, and married her daughter Liza Minnelli. As his career skyrocketed, Allen wrote dozens of hit songs (one of which won an Oscar), and performed to adoring, sell-out crowds at Radio City Music Hall. But he also struggled with his sexuality, lost a lover to AIDS (which would later claim him as well), and gambled his career on what would be a notable Broadway flop. Allen's extraordinary life eventually became a major musical, first in Australia and later on Broadway and around the world. RTP's production will mark its mid-Atlantic debut! Info - http://www.rtriangle.org/the-season.html. Friday, July 29, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 1300 Altamont Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rtriangle.org.

Stray Birds, Woody Woodworth & The Rebel City at Capital Ale House

The Stray Birds have been flying high since the 2012 release of their critically acclaimed self-titled album. Two years, hundreds of gigs, and thousands of highway miles later, the genre-melding acoustic trio made its Yep Roc Records debut with Best Medicine, released on October 21, 2014. “This is the first time that we have written music within the context of being a consistent, traveling, performing band,” says de Vitry. “These songs have been largely inspired by places we’ve been or experiences we’ve had on the road.” The album’s title track, “Best Medicine,” was inspired by a trip to Schenectady, New York, a town with a lively record store amidst countless abandoned storefronts. This juxtaposition, along with the fascinating life story of the record shop’s proprietor, led de Vitry to pen the lyrics, “You never know the gold you can find out there / ‘Til you put the needle down and do some digging in the air…if the body is a temple, the soul is a bell/ And that’s why music is the best medicine I sell."… Friday, July 29, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit capitalalehouse.ticketfly.com.

ComedySportz Improv Theatre - Overtime Improv

Richmond's got something worth staying after hours for - OVERTIME IMPROV! ComedySportz Improv Theatre is proud to present the latest buzz in the Richmond improv scene. Take a little bit of short form improv (games and quick scenes) and mix that with a little bit of long form improv (formats that let things develop over time on stage and weave scenes into a larger picture) and what do you get? Medium form. That makes no real sense. But that's okay - we make everything else up around here, right? Overtime Improv showcases the talents of performers you'll see every week in our ComedySportz shows, but in a whole new light! You'll fall out of your seat laughing as they take your suggestions and go places you never dreamed possible! Overtime is a featured presentation of our "After Hours" Friday night late show series. And although it is not an intentionally "blue" show, it also doesn't follow the traditional "brown bag" rules of our ComedySportz brand shows. So if you bring your kids, expect them to le… Friday, July 29, 2016, 10:15 PM – 11:45 PM. 8906 West Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.comedysportzrichmond.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, July 30, 2016, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 6110 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net.

South of the James Market at Forest Hill Park

The South of the James Farmers Market is an open-air producer-only market where farmers and artisans sell locally-grown and hand-made items including: Vegetables, fruit, plants & flowers Meat, cheese, eggs & honey Jewelry, pottery, art, candles, clothing & knitted items Soaps, lotions & essential oils Baked goods & other prepared foods Located in beautiful Forest Hill Park, the South of the James Market is on Saturdays May through early December and runs from 8am to 12pm. http://www.growrva.com/#!soj/c1yn8/. Saturday, July 30, 2016, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. New Kent Ave. & 42nd St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.growrva.com.

St. Stephen's Farmers' Market

Locally produced seasonal vegetables, fruit, herbs, eggs, poultry, beef, pork, flowers, bread, cheese, pasta and other foods are available. In addition, the market features local artisans, locally roasted coffee, and much more. Open Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, May through October. Ample free parking. Info - http://www.saintstephensrichmond.net/farmersmarket. Saturday, July 30, 2016, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 6000 Grove Avenue Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.saintstephensrichmond.net.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

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

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird at Science Museum

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

Along the James Bicycle Tour

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

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Saturday, July 30, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

"The Golden Goose" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

JULY 8 – AUGUST 7, 2016 This Brothers Grimm tale shows that nobility and kindness prevail even in the most sticky of situations. Our hero, Simpleton, triumphs over obstacle after obstacle to find the Golden Goose, and show that even the meek among us have great things to offer. As is said of our hero “You're kindhearted, friendly, honest -- those are the best qualities a person can have.” And that is truly a lesson for us all. Call (804) 282-2620 Subscribers $12 Single Tickets: $16 Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 3 and up. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_golden_goose.html. Saturday, July 30, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"The Golden Goose" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

JULY 8 – AUGUST 7, 2016 This Brothers Grimm tale shows that nobility and kindness prevail even in the most sticky of situations. Our hero, Simpleton, triumphs over obstacle after obstacle to find the Golden Goose, and show that even the meek among us have great things to offer. As is said of our hero “You're kindhearted, friendly, honest -- those are the best qualities a person can have.” And that is truly a lesson for us all. Call (804) 282-2620 Subscribers $12 Single Tickets: $16 Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 3 and up. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_golden_goose.html. Saturday, July 30, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

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

Flying Squirrels v. New Hampshire (Super Blast Fireworks/ Military Appreciation Night/ Camo Hat Giveaway)

Super Blast Fireworks/ Military Appreciation Night/ Camo Hat Giveaway Honoring all Military officials that help make this country great. Camo Hat giveaway for the first 1,500 fans 21 and up. Make sure not to miss our Super Blast Fireworks! Gates open at 5 pm. Tickets $7-12. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Saturday, July 30, 2016, 6:05 PM – 9:05 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

Richmond Kickers v. New York Red Bulls II at City Stadium

$7-$12. http://www.richmondkickers.com. Saturday, July 30, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 3201 Maplewood Ave.. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondkickers.com.

"The Merchant of Venice": 18th Annual Richmond Shakespeare Festival at Agecroft Hall

July 7 – 31, 2016 If you wrong us, shall we not revenge? A controversial tragicomedy set in the divided world of Renaissance Italy: the glittering golden privilege of the Christian aristocracy and the powerful underworld of the Jewish ghetto. To court the wealthy heiress Portia, Bassanio asks for a large sum from his devoted friend, Antonio, who must borrow the funds. Shylock, the lender, strikes a deadly deal: if Antonio does not repay the loan, he must forfeit a pound of his own flesh. The insidious venom of prejudice poisons all, and mercy’s love is held hostage to the mighty sway of justice. Rain Policy for the Richmond Shakespeare Festival If it’s raining before the show… …remember, our weather can change very quickly! So, decisions about postponing or cancelling a show due to weather will be made between 7-7:25pm, depending on weather forecasts. If it rains during the show… …the show will pause, and you will be escorted inside to wait for up to 15 minutes to see if the weather will let u… Saturday, July 30, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. 4301 Sulgrave Rd. Richmond, VA. For more info visit quilltheatre.org.

"Brighton Beach Memoirs" at Hanover Tavern

JULY 15 - AUGUST 28, 2016 In this coming of age Neil Simon comedy, a Brooklyn teenager searches for identity and grapples with the mundane existence of his Jewish family. A semi-autobiographical portrait, Brighton Beach Memoirs humorously captures Simon’s upbringing in 1930’s America. Call (804) 282-2620 Subscribers $28 Single Tickets: $38 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_brighton_beach.html. Saturday, July 30, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Dreamgirls" at Novmber Theatre at Virginia Rep

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

"The Boy from Oz" at Triangle Theater

A musical true story, with all the glitter possible. The Boy from Oz by Martin Sherman and Nick Enright; based on the life and songs of Peter Allen Through July 30. Born in a small town in the Australian outback, Peter Allen made his entertainment debut at the age of 5, was later was discovered by the legendary Judy Garland, and married her daughter Liza Minnelli. As his career skyrocketed, Allen wrote dozens of hit songs (one of which won an Oscar), and performed to adoring, sell-out crowds at Radio City Music Hall. But he also struggled with his sexuality, lost a lover to AIDS (which would later claim him as well), and gambled his career on what would be a notable Broadway flop. Allen's extraordinary life eventually became a major musical, first in Australia and later on Broadway and around the world. RTP's production will mark its mid-Atlantic debut! Info - http://www.rtriangle.org/the-season.html. Saturday, July 30, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 1300 Altamont Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rtriangle.org.

Chrisette Michele at The National

As an entertainer and singer songwriter, the incomparable Chrisette Michele uses her powerhouse vocals on the new Milestone record to leave her audience blown away while redefining what it means to be a diva. Her newest music laced with leather and diamonds celebrates the sensuality of women who still believe in love. This recently engaged romantic is ready to dance and turn up the volume on what it means to be an entertainer. In the last year, Chrisette celebrated creating the Rich Hipster label and a signed distribution deal with Capitol/Caroline Records. RichHipster.Biz is the online home relaunching January 1 with more successful blogs and vlogs to be released, as well as the second season of the Rich Hipster Belle clothing line. Newly embracing being the CEO of her life and owning her very own record label, Chrisette's Rich Hipster movement is returning to the power of femininity. When she wasn’t running her label she could be seen on the American reality TV show R&B Diva Los Angeles on TV One. Her… Saturday, July 30, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Writer's Block Variety Show at Firehouse Theater

Writer's Block Variety Show Saturday, July 23rd @ 10:30pm Saturday, July 30th @ 10:30pm Tickets - $5 ​ Music. Improv Jam. Stand-Up Comedy! ​ Writer's Block Variety Show! Watch. Play. Enjoy..And possibly, make some money! Come out and be entertained with performing artists who’ve performed all over the nation. Participate in our Improv Jam!: Once the house opens, a bucket will be placed on stage. Put your name on a scrap piece of paper, toss it in the bucket, we’ll draw names to come on stage! No improv experience needed! You will have fun! Music by: SoLuh! Raycizm, Blunt, and Solomon, and more! Details: http://www.firehousetheatre.org/writers-block. Saturday, July 30, 2016, 10:30 PM – Sunday, July 31, 2016, 12:00 AM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

May 27 – September 18, 2016 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Extended summer hours on Thursday nights till 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5. Exhibit and related activities, exhibits and demos included with Garden admission Nature Connects logoA big bumblebee weighing 60 pounds; a dramatic dragonfly with a three-and-a-half-foot wingspan; and a soaring seven-foot-tall red rose: these are just a few of the sculptures on display at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden May 27 – September 18, 2016, as part of Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks. Created with half-a-million LEGO bricks, the award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 27 sculptures in 14 displays throughout the Garden (view a map PDF). Cost is included in regular Garden admission. Many of the sculptures are larger than life and highlight the interconnectivity of all living things. For example, an oversized hummingbird and flower demonstrate concepts of co-evolution. A centerpiece sculpture of an Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly, built from 37,… Sunday, July 31, 2016, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird at Science Museum

Speed Featuring the SR-71 Blackbird supersonic jet, Speed unveils the mind-blowing intersection of motion and time across a world of science and technology – displaying audacious demonstrations of the superfast to the incredibly slow. Speed features over 50 exhibits with hundreds of unique experiences, including an interactive light race that travels along the ceiling of the striking 10,000 square-foot exhibition. The Speed experience is categorized into five major areas: Speed of Sound and Light Learn about super speeds and astounding technological advances that have taken us to some of the greatest places in the universe. Find out how to stay safe at Mach 3, see an actual Moon rock, touch a meteorite and find out what is so special about special relativity. Sports Speed Matters Uncover the speeds behind your favorite sports – from curling to badminton. Take a look at Michael Phelps’ racing cap, Arthur Ashe’s tennis racket and Jeff Burton’s NASCAR helmet as you discover the science behind some… Sunday, July 31, 2016, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM. 2500 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23220. For more info visit www.smv.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Sunday, July 31, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Flying Squirrels v. New Hampshire (Brunch & Baseball/ Kids Club Sock Giveaway)

Brunch & Baseball/ Kids Club Sock Giveaway Baseball never tasted sooooo good! Come enjoy Brunch and Baseball with your kids as they receive a pair of Flying Squirrels Baseball Socks, 1,500 fans 14 & under, presented by Coca-Cola. Gates open at 11 am. Tickets $7-12. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Sunday, July 31, 2016, 12:05 PM – 3:05 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.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, July 31, 2016, 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM. 2401 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23223. For more info visit historicstjohnschurch.org.

"Brighton Beach Memoirs" at Hanover Tavern

JULY 15 - AUGUST 28, 2016 In this coming of age Neil Simon comedy, a Brooklyn teenager searches for identity and grapples with the mundane existence of his Jewish family. A semi-autobiographical portrait, Brighton Beach Memoirs humorously captures Simon’s upbringing in 1930’s America. Call (804) 282-2620 Subscribers $28 Single Tickets: $38 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_brighton_beach.html. Sunday, July 31, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Dreamgirls" at Novmber Theatre at Virginia Rep

JUNE 24 – AUGUST 7, 2016 Winner of 6 Tony Awards! This megawatt Broadway crowd-pleaser electrifies the stage with Motown dreams and powerhouse voices. Loosely based on Diana Ross and the Supremes, the story follows the turbo-charged rise to fame of the Dreams. Starring Desirée Roots, Zuri Washington, and Felicia Curry. Single Tickets: $30 - $46 | Subscribers: $18 - $34 Free parking! Info & Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_dreamgirls.html. Sunday, July 31, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"The Golden Goose" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

JULY 8 – AUGUST 7, 2016 This Brothers Grimm tale shows that nobility and kindness prevail even in the most sticky of situations. Our hero, Simpleton, triumphs over obstacle after obstacle to find the Golden Goose, and show that even the meek among us have great things to offer. As is said of our hero “You're kindhearted, friendly, honest -- those are the best qualities a person can have.” And that is truly a lesson for us all. Call (804) 282-2620 Subscribers $12 Single Tickets: $16 Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 3 and up. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_golden_goose.html. Sunday, July 31, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Sunday, July 31, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

"The Merchant of Venice": 18th Annual Richmond Shakespeare Festival at Agecroft Hall

July 7 – 31, 2016 If you wrong us, shall we not revenge? A controversial tragicomedy set in the divided world of Renaissance Italy: the glittering golden privilege of the Christian aristocracy and the powerful underworld of the Jewish ghetto. To court the wealthy heiress Portia, Bassanio asks for a large sum from his devoted friend, Antonio, who must borrow the funds. Shylock, the lender, strikes a deadly deal: if Antonio does not repay the loan, he must forfeit a pound of his own flesh. The insidious venom of prejudice poisons all, and mercy’s love is held hostage to the mighty sway of justice. Rain Policy for the Richmond Shakespeare Festival If it’s raining before the show… …remember, our weather can change very quickly! So, decisions about postponing or cancelling a show due to weather will be made between 7-7:25pm, depending on weather forecasts. If it rains during the show… …the show will pause, and you will be escorted inside to wait for up to 15 minutes to see if the weather will let u… Sunday, July 31, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. 4301 Sulgrave Rd. Richmond, VA. For more info visit quilltheatre.org.

Chevelle at The National

How do you describe a year in which your band sold more than a million copies of its major label debut, scored three chart-topping singles, performed on The Late Show with David Letterman, played the Ozzfest main stage, garnered critical acclaim, racked up radio and MTV airplay and toured Europe with one of its favorite groups (Audioslave)? "I call that a pretty damned good year," says drummer Sam Loeffler, whose band Chevelle went super-nova in 2003 with Wonder What's Next. $24.50 DAY OF SHOW $28.00 Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/310613. Sunday, July 31, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

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

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Monday, August 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

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

Along the James Bicycle Tour

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

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

"The Golden Goose" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

JULY 8 – AUGUST 7, 2016 This Brothers Grimm tale shows that nobility and kindness prevail even in the most sticky of situations. Our hero, Simpleton, triumphs over obstacle after obstacle to find the Golden Goose, and show that even the meek among us have great things to offer. As is said of our hero “You're kindhearted, friendly, honest -- those are the best qualities a person can have.” And that is truly a lesson for us all. Call (804) 282-2620 Subscribers $12 Single Tickets: $16 Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 3 and up. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_golden_goose.html. Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

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

"Through Their Eyes" at Firehouse Theater

THROUGH THEIR EYES by Raymond Goode $15 in advance / $20 day of / $10 students ​ THROUGH THEIR EYES is an ensemble generated performance based on a book by Raymond Goode comprised of monologues inspired by newspaper articles, media stories, and experiences shared with him first-hand from victims and bystanders. The characters confess, tell their secrets, and gain the strength to carry on. Thu, July 14th @ 7:30pm (post performance talkback with Amanda Long from NAMI YouthMove) Wed, July 20th @ 7:30pm (post performance talkback with Kendra Cabler from Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities) Tue, August 2nd @ 7:30pm (PAY WHAT YOU WILL & post performance talkback with Stacie Vecchietti from Virginia Anti-Violence Project) Wed, August 3rd @ 7:30pm (post performance talkback with Ryan Morris from YWCA). Wed, August 10th @ 7:30pm (post performance talkback with Kendra Cabler from Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities) Details: http://www.firehousetheatre.org/through-their-eyes. Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

Shooter Jennings at Capital Ale House

The only son of country legends Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, Shooter Jennings literally spent his childhood on a tour bus. Born Waylon Albright Jennings, Shooter was playing drums by the time he was five years old and had already begun taking piano lessons, only to break them off and follow his own path to an understanding of the instrument. He discovered guitar at 14 and rock & roll (particularly Southern rock and the loose-limbed hard rock of Guns N' Roses) at 16. Soon he moved from Nashville to L.A. where he assembled a rock band called Stargunn. Stargunn earned a strong local reputation for its live shows, and enjoyed a six- or seven-year run on the L.A. circuit before Jennings rediscovered his outlaw country roots and dissolved the band. $35.00 - $40.00 Details - http://capitalalehouse.ticketfly.com/event/1243287-shooter-jennings-richmond/. Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit capitalalehouse.ticketfly.com.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

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

Along the James Bicycle Tour

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

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Original Richmond Walking Tour

Offered on Wednesdays & Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m. Tour the area, once the original town grid of Richmond, that drove industry and development of the city and now is an entertainment and recreation destination. Meet at the Valentine First Freedom Center, 14 South 14th Street. $15 per person $5 for Valentine Members Walk-ups welcome. Cash or check. On-street parking or in nearby pay lots/garages. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/2843. Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 14 S. 14th Street Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

"The Golden Goose" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

JULY 8 – AUGUST 7, 2016 This Brothers Grimm tale shows that nobility and kindness prevail even in the most sticky of situations. Our hero, Simpleton, triumphs over obstacle after obstacle to find the Golden Goose, and show that even the meek among us have great things to offer. As is said of our hero “You're kindhearted, friendly, honest -- those are the best qualities a person can have.” And that is truly a lesson for us all. Call (804) 282-2620 Subscribers $12 Single Tickets: $16 Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 3 and up. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_golden_goose.html. Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

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

"Through Their Eyes" at Firehouse Theater

THROUGH THEIR EYES by Raymond Goode $15 in advance / $20 day of / $10 students ​ THROUGH THEIR EYES is an ensemble generated performance based on a book by Raymond Goode comprised of monologues inspired by newspaper articles, media stories, and experiences shared with him first-hand from victims and bystanders. The characters confess, tell their secrets, and gain the strength to carry on. Thu, July 14th @ 7:30pm (post performance talkback with Amanda Long from NAMI YouthMove) Wed, July 20th @ 7:30pm (post performance talkback with Kendra Cabler from Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities) Tue, August 2nd @ 7:30pm (PAY WHAT YOU WILL & post performance talkback with Stacie Vecchietti from Virginia Anti-Violence Project) Wed, August 3rd @ 7:30pm (post performance talkback with Ryan Morris from YWCA). Wed, August 10th @ 7:30pm (post performance talkback with Kendra Cabler from Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities) Details: http://www.firehousetheatre.org/through-their-eyes. Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

Butch Trucks and The Freight Train at Capital Ale House

Butch Trucks and The Freight Train was formed one year ago but is already receiving rave reviews for their fantastic live shows from their past three US tours. Join us on July 22nd as they bring a very special line-up to The Funky Biscuit in Boa Raton to begin their fourth tour. Founding member for The Allman Brothers Band, drummer Butch Trucks is joined by Berry Oakley Jr. on bass and vocals. Berry's Dad was the original founding bass player of The Allman Brothers Band and this union between Butch and Berry Jr. marks the first time in 45 years that an "Oakley" and a "Trucks" are performing together again on the same stage. Not only does Berry's bass playing run in the same vein as his Dad's, but he also does it with his Dad's famous, one of a kind Fender "Tractor" bass guitar that was used on all the early Allman Brothers Band albums and tours. World renowned blues guitar slinger Damon Fowler brings his highly acclaimed guitar playing and vocals to the Freight Train stage as well. Damon has recently… Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 9:00 PM – Thursday, August 4, 2016, 12:00 AM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit capitalalehouse.ticketfly.com.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

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

Along the James Bicycle Tour

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

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Thursday, August 4, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

"The Golden Goose" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

JULY 8 – AUGUST 7, 2016 This Brothers Grimm tale shows that nobility and kindness prevail even in the most sticky of situations. Our hero, Simpleton, triumphs over obstacle after obstacle to find the Golden Goose, and show that even the meek among us have great things to offer. As is said of our hero “You're kindhearted, friendly, honest -- those are the best qualities a person can have.” And that is truly a lesson for us all. Call (804) 282-2620 Subscribers $12 Single Tickets: $16 Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 3 and up. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_golden_goose.html. Thursday, August 4, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

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

Hardywood Food Truck Court

We're kicking off the season with a mix of 16 new and favorite local gourmet mobile food vendors, with many more carts on rotation in the weeks to come. Enjoy our line up of seasonal craft beers to pair with eclectic tacos, wood-fired pizza, authentic French crepes, handmade ice cream, Cajun street food and more. Hardywood Food Truck Court runs from 5:30-9pm (the brewery is open until 10pm on Thursdays for new spring hours, last call 9:30) every Thursday through the season and is a family friendly environment. All ages are welcome at the brewery. Virginia ABC law prohibits bringing outside alcoholic beverages on-site, and underage drinking will be strictly prohibited. More info: http://www.hardywood.com/content/hardywood-food-truck-court-opens-1. Thursday, August 4, 2016, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane. RIchmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

"Dreamgirls" at Novmber Theatre at Virginia Rep

JUNE 24 – AUGUST 7, 2016 Winner of 6 Tony Awards! This megawatt Broadway crowd-pleaser electrifies the stage with Motown dreams and powerhouse voices. Loosely based on Diana Ross and the Supremes, the story follows the turbo-charged rise to fame of the Dreams. Starring Desirée Roots, Zuri Washington, and Felicia Curry. Single Tickets: $30 - $46 | Subscribers: $18 - $34 Free parking! Info & Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_dreamgirls.html. Thursday, August 4, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Brighton Beach Memoirs" at Hanover Tavern

JULY 15 - AUGUST 28, 2016 In this coming of age Neil Simon comedy, a Brooklyn teenager searches for identity and grapples with the mundane existence of his Jewish family. A semi-autobiographical portrait, Brighton Beach Memoirs humorously captures Simon’s upbringing in 1930’s America. Call (804) 282-2620 Subscribers $28 Single Tickets: $38 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_brighton_beach.html. Thursday, August 4, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Best Coast at The National

How do you describe a year in which your band sold more than a million copies of its major label debut, scored three chart-topping singles, performed on The Late Show with David Letterman, played the Ozzfest main stage, garnered critical acclaim, racked up radio and MTV airplay and toured Europe with one of its favorite groups (Audioslave)? "I call that a pretty damned good year," says drummer Sam Loeffler, whose band Chevelle went super-nova in 2003 with Wonder What's Next. $19.50 DAY OF SHOW $23.00 Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/311575. Thursday, August 4, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

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

Along the James Bicycle Tour

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

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Friday, August 5, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Original Richmond Walking Tour

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

"The Golden Goose" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

JULY 8 – AUGUST 7, 2016 This Brothers Grimm tale shows that nobility and kindness prevail even in the most sticky of situations. Our hero, Simpleton, triumphs over obstacle after obstacle to find the Golden Goose, and show that even the meek among us have great things to offer. As is said of our hero “You're kindhearted, friendly, honest -- those are the best qualities a person can have.” And that is truly a lesson for us all. Call (804) 282-2620 Subscribers $12 Single Tickets: $16 Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 3 and up. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_golden_goose.html. Friday, August 5, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

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

First Fridays Art Walk

Click here for the pdf with ALL of the participating galleries, exhibits, and information - http://rvafirstfridays.com/ First Friday Art Walk offers exhibits at more than 20 downtown art galleries. Participating venues hold openings and other special events from 5-9pm to increase your awareness and appreciation of the rich cultural and entertainment opportunities offered by Richmond's Broad Street Historical District and the surrounding area. Friday, August 5, 2016, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Adams & Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvafirstfridays.com.

"Brighton Beach Memoirs" at Hanover Tavern

JULY 15 - AUGUST 28, 2016 In this coming of age Neil Simon comedy, a Brooklyn teenager searches for identity and grapples with the mundane existence of his Jewish family. A semi-autobiographical portrait, Brighton Beach Memoirs humorously captures Simon’s upbringing in 1930’s America. Call (804) 282-2620 Subscribers $28 Single Tickets: $38 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_brighton_beach.html. Friday, August 5, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Dreamgirls" at Novmber Theatre at Virginia Rep

JUNE 24 – AUGUST 7, 2016 Winner of 6 Tony Awards! This megawatt Broadway crowd-pleaser electrifies the stage with Motown dreams and powerhouse voices. Loosely based on Diana Ross and the Supremes, the story follows the turbo-charged rise to fame of the Dreams. Starring Desirée Roots, Zuri Washington, and Felicia Curry. Single Tickets: $30 - $46 | Subscribers: $18 - $34 Free parking! Info & Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_dreamgirls.html. Friday, August 5, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

The Sweet Suzi Blues Band at Capital Ale House

Power and emotion combine to create tight, dynamic blues. The Sweet Suzi Blues Band serves up a raw energy hard drivin' blues/rock cocktail. This collaborative effort manifests in their current euphonic adventure. Sweet Suzi has been hailed by audiences and critics alike as one of the most powerful female vocalists in the country. Ken Shankman of Elmore Magazine called Suzi "sultry, searing, scalding, and sexy". The Sweet Suzi Blues Band has been touring extensively, performing at various festivals and turning intimate clubs into "juke-joints" throughout the Northeast. Sweet Suzi's live performances are intoxicating and have been called "can't miss events" on the NYC blues calendar. $8.00 - $10.00 Details - http://capitalalehouse.ticketfly.com/event/1188765-sweet-suzi-blues-band-richmond/. Friday, August 5, 2016, 9:00 PM – Saturday, August 6, 2016, 12:00 AM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit capitalalehouse.ticketfly.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 6, 2016, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 6110 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net.

South of the James Market at Forest Hill Park

The South of the James Farmers Market is an open-air producer-only market where farmers and artisans sell locally-grown and hand-made items including: Vegetables, fruit, plants & flowers Meat, cheese, eggs & honey Jewelry, pottery, art, candles, clothing & knitted items Soaps, lotions & essential oils Baked goods & other prepared foods Located in beautiful Forest Hill Park, the South of the James Market is on Saturdays May through early December and runs from 8am to 12pm. http://www.growrva.com/#!soj/c1yn8/. Saturday, August 6, 2016, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. New Kent Ave. & 42nd St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.growrva.com.

St. Stephen's Farmers' Market

Locally produced seasonal vegetables, fruit, herbs, eggs, poultry, beef, pork, flowers, bread, cheese, pasta and other foods are available. In addition, the market features local artisans, locally roasted coffee, and much more. Open Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, May through October. Ample free parking. Info - http://www.saintstephensrichmond.net/farmersmarket. Saturday, August 6, 2016, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 6000 Grove Avenue Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.saintstephensrichmond.net.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

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

Along the James Bicycle Tour

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

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Saturday, August 6, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

"The Golden Goose" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

JULY 8 – AUGUST 7, 2016 This Brothers Grimm tale shows that nobility and kindness prevail even in the most sticky of situations. Our hero, Simpleton, triumphs over obstacle after obstacle to find the Golden Goose, and show that even the meek among us have great things to offer. As is said of our hero “You're kindhearted, friendly, honest -- those are the best qualities a person can have.” And that is truly a lesson for us all. Call (804) 282-2620 Subscribers $12 Single Tickets: $16 Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 3 and up. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_golden_goose.html. Saturday, August 6, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"The Golden Goose" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

JULY 8 – AUGUST 7, 2016 This Brothers Grimm tale shows that nobility and kindness prevail even in the most sticky of situations. Our hero, Simpleton, triumphs over obstacle after obstacle to find the Golden Goose, and show that even the meek among us have great things to offer. As is said of our hero “You're kindhearted, friendly, honest -- those are the best qualities a person can have.” And that is truly a lesson for us all. Call (804) 282-2620 Subscribers $12 Single Tickets: $16 Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 3 and up. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_golden_goose.html. Saturday, August 6, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

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

VCU/Fan: Alternative Eats Food Tour

More fun than college, savor the flavors of the exotic and homegrown at five local restaurants and food purveyors on this 1.5 mile walking tour that walks us through VCU's vibrant Monroe Park Campus with a detour some tours into the adjacent Carver neighborhood. Besides samples and insider info from chefs and owners, our 2.5 hour food tour will highlight the arts, literary, and musical history of the area as well as pay heed to the Victorian architecture of The Fan. Tickets are $55 inclusive of ticketing fee and are available here. http://realrichmondva.com. Saturday, August 6, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 1217 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit realrichmondva.com.

DigiTour Summer featuring Jake T. Austin, Dyllan Murray, Weston Koury, Baby Ariel, Dylan Dauzat and more! at The National

DigiTour Media LLC is a touring music and social media festival production company, known for producing the world's first social media tour. DigiTour events are held in venues such as theaters, amphitheaters, and parking lots or fields upon which the stages and other structures are erected. The tour began as a showcase for social media stars from YouTube, but it's roster of performers have now expanded to include Vine, Twitter, and Instagram stars as well as traditional pop music stars. $23.00 DAY OF SHOW $28.00 Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/307451. Saturday, August 6, 2016, 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

"Brighton Beach Memoirs" at Hanover Tavern

JULY 15 - AUGUST 28, 2016 In this coming of age Neil Simon comedy, a Brooklyn teenager searches for identity and grapples with the mundane existence of his Jewish family. A semi-autobiographical portrait, Brighton Beach Memoirs humorously captures Simon’s upbringing in 1930’s America. Call (804) 282-2620 Subscribers $28 Single Tickets: $38 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_brighton_beach.html. Saturday, August 6, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Dreamgirls" at Novmber Theatre at Virginia Rep

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

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

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

Along the James Bicycle Tour

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

Patrick Henry Reenactment at St. John's Church

Since 1976, St. John’s Church Foundation has presented historical reenactments at the original location of the Second Virginia Convention of March 1775. Professional actors in 1770s attire portray ten delegates, including Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington. The delegates engage in the debates and arguments of the Second Virginia Convention, which lead up to Patrick Henry’s immortal “Give me liberty or give me death!” speech. Seating is first come, first served. Seat saving will not be permitted. The entire party must be present before seating will take place. Doors will close once the church reaches capacity or when the reenactment begins. No admittance after the reenactment begins. 1:15 pm — Doors open. Seating is on a first-come, first served basis. 1:30 pm — Music program 1:45 pm — Reenactment begins This event is also FREE, with a suggested donation of $5.00. Information - http://historicstjohnschurch.org/reenactments. Sunday, August 7, 2016, 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM. 2401 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23223. For more info visit historicstjohnschurch.org.

"Brighton Beach Memoirs" at Hanover Tavern

JULY 15 - AUGUST 28, 2016 In this coming of age Neil Simon comedy, a Brooklyn teenager searches for identity and grapples with the mundane existence of his Jewish family. A semi-autobiographical portrait, Brighton Beach Memoirs humorously captures Simon’s upbringing in 1930’s America. Call (804) 282-2620 Subscribers $28 Single Tickets: $38 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_brighton_beach.html. Sunday, August 7, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Dreamgirls" at Novmber Theatre at Virginia Rep

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

"The Golden Goose" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

JULY 8 – AUGUST 7, 2016 This Brothers Grimm tale shows that nobility and kindness prevail even in the most sticky of situations. Our hero, Simpleton, triumphs over obstacle after obstacle to find the Golden Goose, and show that even the meek among us have great things to offer. As is said of our hero “You're kindhearted, friendly, honest -- those are the best qualities a person can have.” And that is truly a lesson for us all. Call (804) 282-2620 Subscribers $12 Single Tickets: $16 Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 3 and up. Details: http://va-rep.org/show_golden_goose.html. Sunday, August 7, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Sunday, August 7, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Motion City Soundtrack So Long Farewell Tour at The National

Since bursting onto the scene in the early '00s with the rollicking single "The Future Freaks Me Out" pop punk alternative rockers Motion City Soundtrack have continually impressed fans and critics alike with their shout-along hooks, punchy drums, and battling guitars. In concert frontman Justin Pierre belts out emo-tinged, tongue-in-cheek lyrics with his signature falsetto, infusing each song with raw emotion that's perfectly complemented by the band's infectious exuberance. Especially entertaining is keyboardist Jesse Johnson, who hops over his keys, cranks out the cowbell, and mans the moog synthesizer, which has become a staple of the band's sound. Known for bringing their “A” game whenever they hit the stage, Motion City Soundtrack fervently perform fan favorites like "Everything Is Alright” "L.G. FUAD” and “My Favorite Accident” and recent hits “Her Words Destroyed My Planet” and “True Romance" at their crowd-pleasing live shows. The band will be releasing their sixth studio album in early fall… Sunday, August 7, 2016, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

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

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Monday, August 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Flying Squirrels v. Trenton (Bark In The Park: Frisbee Giveaway)

Woof Woof Wooooof! What I think what your dog is trying to say is that it wants you to bring them to Bark In The Park this Monday for a Flying Squirrels Frisbee, presented by Ardent. Frisbee' for the first 300 dogs. Gates open at 6 pm. Tickets $7-12. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Monday, August 8, 2016, 7:05 PM – 10:05 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

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

Along the James Bicycle Tour

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

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

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

Flying Squirrels v. Trenton (Silver Squirrels Tuesday/ Tri-Cities & Tribute to the Peanut)

Silver Squirrels Tuesday/ Tri-Cities & Tribute to the Peanut Who said kids have the most fun!? Here at The Diamond our Silver Squirrels have more energy than you can imagine! We would also like to thank our fans from Petersburg, Colonial Heights, and Hopewell for helping us celebrate Tri-Cities Night. Presented by VA Peanut Growers. Gates open at 6:00 PM. Also enjoy our Tuesday Buds & Burgers special. Tickets $7-12. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 7:05 PM – 10:05 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

"Through Their Eyes" at Firehouse Theater

THROUGH THEIR EYES by Raymond Goode $15 in advance / $20 day of / $10 students ​ THROUGH THEIR EYES is an ensemble generated performance based on a book by Raymond Goode comprised of monologues inspired by newspaper articles, media stories, and experiences shared with him first-hand from victims and bystanders. The characters confess, tell their secrets, and gain the strength to carry on. Thu, July 14th @ 7:30pm (post performance talkback with Amanda Long from NAMI YouthMove) Wed, July 20th @ 7:30pm (post performance talkback with Kendra Cabler from Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities) Tue, August 2nd @ 7:30pm (PAY WHAT YOU WILL & post performance talkback with Stacie Vecchietti from Virginia Anti-Violence Project) Wed, August 3rd @ 7:30pm (post performance talkback with Ryan Morris from YWCA). Wed, August 10th @ 7:30pm (post performance talkback with Kendra Cabler from Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities) Details: http://www.firehousetheatre.org/through-their-eyes. Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

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

Along the James Bicycle Tour

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

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Original Richmond Walking Tour

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

"Brighton Beach Memoirs" at Hanover Tavern

JULY 15 - AUGUST 28, 2016 In this coming of age Neil Simon comedy, a Brooklyn teenager searches for identity and grapples with the mundane existence of his Jewish family. A semi-autobiographical portrait, Brighton Beach Memoirs humorously captures Simon’s upbringing in 1930’s America. Call (804) 282-2620 Subscribers $28 Single Tickets: $38 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_brighton_beach.html. Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

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

Flying Squirrels v. Trenton (Wine Up Wednesdays/ Charlottesville Community Night)

Wine Up Wednesdays/ Charlottesville Community Night Wine specials from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Welcome all Charlottesville residents and businesses! Make sure to check out the Ladies Night giveaways on the main concourse. Gates open at 6:00 pm. Presented by Frame Nation. Tickets $7-12. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 7:05 PM – 10:05 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

"Through Their Eyes" at Firehouse Theater

THROUGH THEIR EYES by Raymond Goode $15 in advance / $20 day of / $10 students ​ THROUGH THEIR EYES is an ensemble generated performance based on a book by Raymond Goode comprised of monologues inspired by newspaper articles, media stories, and experiences shared with him first-hand from victims and bystanders. The characters confess, tell their secrets, and gain the strength to carry on. Thu, July 14th @ 7:30pm (post performance talkback with Amanda Long from NAMI YouthMove) Wed, July 20th @ 7:30pm (post performance talkback with Kendra Cabler from Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities) Tue, August 2nd @ 7:30pm (PAY WHAT YOU WILL & post performance talkback with Stacie Vecchietti from Virginia Anti-Violence Project) Wed, August 3rd @ 7:30pm (post performance talkback with Ryan Morris from YWCA). Wed, August 10th @ 7:30pm (post performance talkback with Kendra Cabler from Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities) Details: http://www.firehousetheatre.org/through-their-eyes. Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 1609 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.firehousetheatre.org.

Bush, The Dead Deads at The National

Over the course of their remarkable career, BUSH has sold close to 20 million records in the U.S. and Canada alone. They’ve compiled an amazing string of 18 consecutive Top 40 hit singles on the Modern Rock and Mainstream Rock charts, including 11 that hit the Top 5, six of which shot to No. 1: “Comedown,” “Glycerine,” “Machinehead,” “Swallowed,” “The Chemicals Between Us” and “The Sound of Winter.” Led by vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Gavin Rossdale, Bush’s most recent release was 2014’s Man On The Run, recorded with Grammy-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Mastodon, Deftones). That followed “comeback album” The Sea of Memories, their first release in 10 years. Hailed by Rolling Stone as a 3-star “vital viva-la-grunge manifesto,” the album saw BUSH returning to the top of the charts in grand style, as lead single “The Sound of Winter” made rock radio history by becoming the first self-released song ever to hit No. 1 at Alternative Rock Radio (where it stayed for six consecutive weeks). Bu… Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

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

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Thursday, August 11, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Thursday, August 11, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Thursday, August 11, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Hardywood Food Truck Court

We're kicking off the season with a mix of 16 new and favorite local gourmet mobile food vendors, with many more carts on rotation in the weeks to come. Enjoy our line up of seasonal craft beers to pair with eclectic tacos, wood-fired pizza, authentic French crepes, handmade ice cream, Cajun street food and more. Hardywood Food Truck Court runs from 5:30-9pm (the brewery is open until 10pm on Thursdays for new spring hours, last call 9:30) every Thursday through the season and is a family friendly environment. All ages are welcome at the brewery. Virginia ABC law prohibits bringing outside alcoholic beverages on-site, and underage drinking will be strictly prohibited. More info: http://www.hardywood.com/content/hardywood-food-truck-court-opens-1. Thursday, August 11, 2016, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane. RIchmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

Flying Squirrels v. Trenton (In Your Face Fireworks & Faith Night #2)

In Your Face Fireworks & Faith Night #2 In Your Face Fireworks extravaganza after the game filled with faith & fellowship. We will also have player testimonials around 6:00PM. Gates open at 5:30 PM with pregame music. Tickets $7-12. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Thursday, August 11, 2016, 7:05 PM – 10:05 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

"Brighton Beach Memoirs" at Hanover Tavern

JULY 15 - AUGUST 28, 2016 In this coming of age Neil Simon comedy, a Brooklyn teenager searches for identity and grapples with the mundane existence of his Jewish family. A semi-autobiographical portrait, Brighton Beach Memoirs humorously captures Simon’s upbringing in 1930’s America. Call (804) 282-2620 Subscribers $28 Single Tickets: $38 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_brighton_beach.html. Thursday, August 11, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

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

Along the James Bicycle Tour

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

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Friday, August 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Original Richmond Walking Tour

Offered on Wednesdays & Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m. Tour the area, once the original town grid of Richmond, that drove industry and development of the city and now is an entertainment and recreation destination. Meet at the Valentine First Freedom Center, 14 South 14th Street. $15 per person $5 for Valentine Members Walk-ups welcome. Cash or check. On-street parking or in nearby pay lots/garages. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/2843. Friday, August 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 14 S. 14th Street Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

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

Flying Squirrels v. Bowie (Kelby Tomlinson Free Shirt Friday/ Happy Hour)

Kelby Tomlinson Free Shirt Friday/ Happy Hour Former Squirrels shortstop Kelby Tomlinson T-shirts to the first 1,000 fans 15 & up presented by RVA Fest. Gates open early today, 5:30 pm, for happy hour! Tickets $7-12. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Friday, August 12, 2016, 7:05 PM – 10:05 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

"Brighton Beach Memoirs" at Hanover Tavern

JULY 15 - AUGUST 28, 2016 In this coming of age Neil Simon comedy, a Brooklyn teenager searches for identity and grapples with the mundane existence of his Jewish family. A semi-autobiographical portrait, Brighton Beach Memoirs humorously captures Simon’s upbringing in 1930’s America. Call (804) 282-2620 Subscribers $28 Single Tickets: $38 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_brighton_beach.html. Friday, August 12, 2016, 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 13, 2016, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 6110 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net.

South of the James Market at Forest Hill Park

The South of the James Farmers Market is an open-air producer-only market where farmers and artisans sell locally-grown and hand-made items including: Vegetables, fruit, plants & flowers Meat, cheese, eggs & honey Jewelry, pottery, art, candles, clothing & knitted items Soaps, lotions & essential oils Baked goods & other prepared foods Located in beautiful Forest Hill Park, the South of the James Market is on Saturdays May through early December and runs from 8am to 12pm. http://www.growrva.com/#!soj/c1yn8/. Saturday, August 13, 2016, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. New Kent Ave. & 42nd St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.growrva.com.

St. Stephen's Farmers' Market

Locally produced seasonal vegetables, fruit, herbs, eggs, poultry, beef, pork, flowers, bread, cheese, pasta and other foods are available. In addition, the market features local artisans, locally roasted coffee, and much more. Open Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, May through October. Ample free parking. Info - http://www.saintstephensrichmond.net/farmersmarket. Saturday, August 13, 2016, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 6000 Grove Avenue Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.saintstephensrichmond.net.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

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

Along the James Bicycle Tour

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

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Saturday, August 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

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

Flying Squirrels v. Bowie (Super Blast Fireworks/ Beauty & The Beast 25th Anniversary)

Super Blast Fireworks/ Beauty & The Beast 25th Anniversary The night sky will light up with the celebration of Beauty & The Beast 25th Anniversary and Super Blast Fireworks presented by Markel. Gates open at 5 pm. Tickets $7-12. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Saturday, August 13, 2016, 6:05 PM – 9:05 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

Richmond Kickers v. FC Cincinnati at City Stadium

$7-$12. http://www.richmondkickers.com. Saturday, August 13, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 3201 Maplewood Ave.. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondkickers.com.

"Brighton Beach Memoirs" at Hanover Tavern

JULY 15 - AUGUST 28, 2016 In this coming of age Neil Simon comedy, a Brooklyn teenager searches for identity and grapples with the mundane existence of his Jewish family. A semi-autobiographical portrait, Brighton Beach Memoirs humorously captures Simon’s upbringing in 1930’s America. Call (804) 282-2620 Subscribers $28 Single Tickets: $38 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_brighton_beach.html. Saturday, August 13, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

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

Along the James Bicycle Tour

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

Flying Squirrels v. Bowie (Brunch & Baseball/ Kids Club Replica Giveaway)

Brunch & Baseball/ Kids Club Replica Giveaway Complete your Kids Club Build A Player giveaways with a Kids Club Replica Jersey! 1,500 jersey's to fans 14 & under presented by Children's Hospital at VCU. Gates open at 11 am so you can get your brunch on before the game! Tickets $7-12. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Sunday, August 14, 2016, 12:05 PM – 3:05 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

Flying Squirrels v. Bowie (Brunch & Baseball/ Kids Club Replica Giveaway)

Brunch & Baseball/ Kids Club Replica Giveaway Complete your Kids Club Build A Player giveaways with a Kids Club Replica Jersey! 1,500 jersey's to fans 14 & under presented by Children's Hospital at VCU. Gates open at 11 am so you can get your brunch on before the game! Tickets $7-12. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Sunday, August 14, 2016, 12:05 PM – 3:05 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.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 14, 2016, 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM. 2401 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23223. For more info visit historicstjohnschurch.org.

"Brighton Beach Memoirs" at Hanover Tavern

JULY 15 - AUGUST 28, 2016 In this coming of age Neil Simon comedy, a Brooklyn teenager searches for identity and grapples with the mundane existence of his Jewish family. A semi-autobiographical portrait, Brighton Beach Memoirs humorously captures Simon’s upbringing in 1930’s America. Call (804) 282-2620 Subscribers $28 Single Tickets: $38 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_brighton_beach.html. Sunday, August 14, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

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

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

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

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Monday, August 15, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

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

Along the James Bicycle Tour

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

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

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

O.A.R., The Hunts at The National

O.A.R. is renowned for its intense, vibrant live show —including selling out Madison Square Garden twice —and the communal feeling it shares with its fans. With each studio album, the band has endeavored to achieve that sense of immediacy. On THE ROCKVILLE LP, “it comes the closest,”Roberge says.”Every live band I know will always want nothing more than to carry their live performance onto the album. It’s an elusive thing to capture, so I’ll never say we nailed it,”Roberge says. “But I can guarantee we put that same live show energy and passion into each minute of THE ROCKVILLE LP and we can only hope the audience feels that.” $42.25 DAY OF SHOW $49.25 Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/310264. Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

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

Along the James Bicycle Tour

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

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Original Richmond Walking Tour

Offered on Wednesdays & Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m. Tour the area, once the original town grid of Richmond, that drove industry and development of the city and now is an entertainment and recreation destination. Meet at the Valentine First Freedom Center, 14 South 14th Street. $15 per person $5 for Valentine Members Walk-ups welcome. Cash or check. On-street parking or in nearby pay lots/garages. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/2843. Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 14 S. 14th Street Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

"Brighton Beach Memoirs" at Hanover Tavern

JULY 15 - AUGUST 28, 2016 In this coming of age Neil Simon comedy, a Brooklyn teenager searches for identity and grapples with the mundane existence of his Jewish family. A semi-autobiographical portrait, Brighton Beach Memoirs humorously captures Simon’s upbringing in 1930’s America. Call (804) 282-2620 Subscribers $28 Single Tickets: $38 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_brighton_beach.html. Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

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

Richmond Kickers v. Charleston Battery at City Stadium

$7-$12. http://www.richmondkickers.com. Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 3201 Maplewood Ave.. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondkickers.com.

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks at Lewis Ginter

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

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Thursday, August 18, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Offered daily Monday-Saturday from April-October Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. http://thevalentine.org/node/3862. Thursday, August 18, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Along the James Bicycle Tour

Offered daily Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. April 1-October 30 Richmond was settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slave trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through our city. Each tour is $40 and includes tour, water, bike rental and bike helmet. Info: http://thevalentine.org/node/3671. Thursday, August 18, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 14 South 14th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Hardywood Food Truck Court

We're kicking off the season with a mix of 16 new and favorite local gourmet mobile food vendors, with many more carts on rotation in the weeks to come. Enjoy our line up of seasonal craft beers to pair with eclectic tacos, wood-fired pizza, authentic French crepes, handmade ice cream, Cajun street food and more. Hardywood Food Truck Court runs from 5:30-9pm (the brewery is open until 10pm on Thursdays for new spring hours, last call 9:30) every Thursday through the season and is a family friendly environment. All ages are welcome at the brewery. Virginia ABC law prohibits bringing outside alcoholic beverages on-site, and underage drinking will be strictly prohibited. More info: http://www.hardywood.com/content/hardywood-food-truck-court-opens-1. Thursday, August 18, 2016, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane. RIchmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

"Brighton Beach Memoirs" at Hanover Tavern

JULY 15 - AUGUST 28, 2016 In this coming of age Neil Simon comedy, a Brooklyn teenager searches for identity and grapples with the mundane existence of his Jewish family. A semi-autobiographical portrait, Brighton Beach Memoirs humorously captures Simon’s upbringing in 1930’s America. Call (804) 282-2620 Subscribers $28 Single Tickets: $38 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_brighton_beach.html. Thursday, August 18, 2016, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

The Old 97's, American Aquarium at The National

$20.00 DAY OF SHOW $25.00 Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/309235. Thursday, August 18, 2016, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.