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Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday through October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Friday, May 22, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

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

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Friday, May 22, 2015, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Fourth Fridays: Meet Up with Art at VMFA

Connect with newcomers to Richmond and those new to the arts scene as you make new social and professional contacts. You’ll enjoy delicious café cuisine as well as discounted beverages and guided art tours as part of Friday Art & Wine. Details: http://vmfa.museum/calendar/events/fourth-fridays-meet-art/. Friday, May 22, 2015, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Downbeat Switch at Hardywood

The tasting room opens at 4pm with a selection of seasonal drafts and The Dog Wagon on site. Downbeat Switch plays at 5:30pm. Downbeat Switch are an aptly named Richmond, Virginia based rock band that was formed in 2002. After some lineup changes over the past few years, DbS have found their core group and honed their abilities and sound into a tightly knit, original phenomenon to call their own. The band's funk, rock, soul, pop, and reggae infusion helped them stand out within the local music scene. Using extensive instrumental vamping, dynamic male and female vocal harmonies and powerful piano and guitar driven riffs, Downbeat Switch were able to develop a large and diverse following. The band's front-woman, Jenna Be provides sultry, soulful vocals to compliment the band's unique sound. Info - http://www.hardywood.com/content/downbeat-switch-hardywood. Friday, May 22, 2015, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

Food Truck Court at Woodland Heights Baptist

Info: http://www.foodtruckcourt.com/. Friday, May 22, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 611 W. 31st St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

Blues and Brews: Anthony and the Conqueroos at The Camel

Anthony and the Conqueroos Live performances flow from straight ahead Delta blues through 60's Bay area jams into Crescent city second line funk. With a band of musicians this diverse you can cover a lot of ground ~ they also write strong songs with instrumental hooks and lyrics that speak with emotion and depth. Constantly evolving, The CONQUEROOS are always pushing each other to new horizons. Free. http://www.thecamel.org/event/845619-blues-brews-anthony-rosano-richmond/. Friday, May 22, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Friday Cheers at Brown's Island: RVA Music Night with Bio Ritmo, The Milkstains & HonkyTonk Heroes

http://bioritmo.com/ http://themilkstains.bandcamp.com/ http://www.honkytonkheroes.net/ Cost: $5 Thousands of people come to relax after the work week on Brown’s Island to meet friends and hear some of the nation’s hottest touring acts and the region’s top bands. There are three entry points to Brown’s Island, and payment will be taken at each. Cash, Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Debit and credit cards are only taken at two entry points: the pedestrian bridge at 5th and 7th streets. No pets are allowed. Advance tickets for individual shows and season passes to Friday Cheers are available online http://www.myticketstobuy.com Info: http://www.venturerichmond.com/events/venture/cheers.html. Friday, May 22, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 500 Tredegar St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.venturerichmond.com.

Kingsland Road, Six Stories Told, Sunbox at The Canal Club

Kingsland Road Six Stories Told Sunbox Flight Club Charlie Petry 6:00 doors $10.00/$15.00. Friday, May 22, 2015, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

Art Works Fourth Friday Opening Reception - Henrico Center for the Arts Senior Show

In May and June of each year Art Works proudly partners with the art programs at Henrico High School and Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School. The work is the result of four years of study and ranges from paintings, sculptures, installations to fashion. Henrico High and Maggie L. Walker share the main gallery space by exhibiting on different dates. Join us on May 22nd 7-10 p.m. for the FOURTH FRIDAY art show and reception featuring Henrico High and again on June 5th for the Maggie Walker School art show and reception. The events are free and open to the public. Parking is free for the reception. This event is free and open to the public. Parking is free. Details: http://www.artworksrichmond.com/. Friday, May 22, 2015, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 320 Hull St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.artworksrichmond.com.

artspace's Fourth Fridays Opening Reception - radius250 2015

Free and Open to the Public. Gallery Hours: Noon-4 pm, Tuesday - Sunday. artspace is pleased to present radius250 2015. The exhibition opens on Friday, May 22nd, with an awards presentation and video statement at 6:30 p.m. followed by a reception from 7-10p.m. The awards presentation and reception are free and open to the public. There will be a mid-show reception on Friday, June 26th from 7-10p.m. which is also free and open to the public. The exhibition will close on Sunday, July 19th at 4pm. Selected works have been juried by Amy Moorefield, the Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, VA. There, with a staff of five adjunct curators, she leads the museum exhibition program that presents creative works in nine galleries and an atrium, along with outdoor mural and sculptural projects. She is Chair for the City of Roanoke’s Art Commission and board member of Virginians for the Arts, the advocacy arm of the Virginia Commission for the Arts. Previously,… Friday, May 22, 2015, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 2 E. 4th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.artspacegallery.org.

Flying Squirrels v. Bowie (Free Shirt Fridays)

First 1,000 fans receive a free t-shirt. Happy Hour and Ladies Night specials presented by Capital One. Gates open at 5:30 PM. Tickets $7-11. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Friday, May 22, 2015, 7:05 PM – 10:05 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

Jay Phillips at Funny Bone

Jay Phillips is a premier standup comedian who has major motion picture credits including co-starring opposite Will Ferrell in "Semi-Pro" and "Baby Mama" with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. His standup television appearances vary from HBO's "Def Comedy Jam" to "Comedy Central Presents". Industry insiders often compare him to Richard Pryor. His stage antics are hilarious! Thursday - 7:30 PM - $12.00 Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $15.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM 9:30 PM - $15.00 Sunday - 7:00 PM - $12.00. Friday, May 22, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybonecentral.com.

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

April 30 - May 23 Produced by Cadence Theatre Company, in partnership with Virginia Rep. By Sam Shepard This Winner of the 1986 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play weaves reality and myth into a tragicomedy told in Shepard’s affectionate style. Set in the American West, two families are united by violence, and as further harm and disorder ensues, love seeps up through the cracks, leaving each character to seek their own path to forgiveness and redemption. Full Price: $28 | Virginia Rep Subscribers: $21 Details: http://va-rep.org/show_lie_of.html. Friday, May 22, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Yank! The WWII Musical" at Triangle Theater

May 13 – June 13, 2015 YANK! is a love song to Hollywood's "it takes one of every kind" platoon flicks and to 1940s Broadway. Suffused with songs reminiscent of the era – from swing to big band to boogie-woogie – YANK! concerns what stories get told in wartime, and how WWII became the great catalyst in bringing gay men and women together. “… a bright and enjoyable score that pays homage to the Rodgers & Hammerstein sound … YANK! is a bright, original and moving winner of a musical that earns its exclamation point!” – Variety. $35. Info - http://www.rtriangle.org/the-season.html. Friday, May 22, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1300 Altamont Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rtriangle.org.

General Keith Alexander & Robert Mueller at The Richmond Forum at Altria Theater

Tickets are sold out. Each season, The Richmond Forum produces a series of five nationally-recognized programs. The only way to guarantee your seat at any program is to become a season subscriber. For more information, visit http://www.richmondforum.org. Details: http://www.altriatheater.com/events/detail/general-keith-alexander-robert-mueller-at-the-richmond-forum. Friday, May 22, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 6 N. Laurel St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.altriatheater.com.

Bill Kirchen and his ALL TEXAS BAND! at Ashland Coffee & Tea

Get ready to be blown away by Bill’s reknown licks! Bill Kirchen has become widely known for the trademark big-rig guitar riffs that powered the Commander Cody hit “Hot Rod Lincoln” into the Top 10 in 1972. Since 1993, he has recorded seven critically acclaimed albums of his own that have made him one of the musical elder statesmen of today’s Americana music, which in truth was pioneered by acts like Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen back in the ‘70s. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Visit his website:http://billkirchen.com. Friday, May 22, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

The Psychedelic Furs at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $20 ADV | $25 DOS Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/the-psychedelic-furs If you were to dissect the today’s alternative rock music, you’ll find that much of it pays homage to The Psychedelic Furs. Led by vocalist and songwriter Richard Butler, and his bass-wielding brother Tim, the Furs scored major hits with "Love My Way," "Pretty In Pink," "Heaven," "The Ghost In You," and “Heartbreak Beat” in all releasing seven studio albums, spawning several compilations, a boxed set, and a live concert DVD. Born out of the post-punk UK rock scene, the Furs quickly developed as one of the premiere bands on US College and Modern Rock radio scoring a multitude of #1 singles. With the advent of MTV in the early 80’s the band took off into the stratosphere, and when John Hughes’ approached the band with his film built around the Furs’ song “Pretty In Pink” the band’s legacy was cemented. After a brief hiatus in the 90’s, and a side project called “Love Spit Love"… Friday, May 22, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Jackass Flats at The Broadberry

Fueled by original songwriting, award winning musicianship, and exhilarating bluegrass instrumentation, Jackass Flats epitomizes the new generation of acoustic string bands who combine creativity and tradition to produce something all together unique. Since taking home Virginia State Champion Bluegrass Band honors in 2002, the boys have been crowd favorites on the bluegrass, americana, and world music scenes. In 2003 Jackass Flats took their local music scene by storm and were awarded Best Bluegrass/Country Band by internet magazine Richmond.com, who called the band "masters of backwoods symphonies". In 2004 the band was presented with a Virginia Music Award for The Best Americana Jamband. $8 ADV, $10 DOS http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/849365-jackass-flats-richmond/. Friday, May 22, 2015, 8:00 PM – Saturday, May 23, 2015, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: The Rehappening

What would happen if what was happening to you right now, happened over and over again, but rehappened a little differently each time? The Coalition Theater presents: The ReHappening – an improvised comedy show that explores what happens to a group of friends when small changes make big differences. $10. http://rvacomedy.com/event/rehappening-may-8/. Friday, May 22, 2015, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

Caroline Rose at The Camel

She describes the 11 songs on I Will Not Be Afraid as "postcards I've picked up from along the road," and she means that literally. Rose is in perpetual motion. She tours and lives in her van, traveling the highways and back roads to fuel her creative spirit. Rose's wanderlust has taken the 24-year-old from her birthplace in a not-so-idyllic small Northeastern town to every corner of the nation, where she's made friendships, heard stories and had experiences that she's fashioned into songs like "America Religious," which uses a driving snare drum with brushes and psychedelic folk fiddle to underpin the cool waterfall of her peaches and molasses voice as she sings about the open skies and the storm clouds inside the American heart. And in her own. The themes of some of Rose's songs are drawn from the familiar. "Blood On Your Bootheels," which opens I Will Not Be Afraid with her prickly guitar and crazy-carnival organ, was inspired by the Trayvon Martin slaying and Rose's own passionate reaction to viole… Friday, May 22, 2015, 9:00 PM – Saturday, May 23, 2015, 12:00 AM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecamel.org.

Jay Phillips at Funny Bone

Jay Phillips is a premier standup comedian who has major motion picture credits including co-starring opposite Will Ferrell in "Semi-Pro" and "Baby Mama" with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. His standup television appearances vary from HBO's "Def Comedy Jam" to "Comedy Central Presents". Industry insiders often compare him to Richard Pryor. His stage antics are hilarious! Thursday - 7:30 PM - $12.00 Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $15.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM 9:30 PM - $15.00 Sunday - 7:00 PM - $12.00. Friday, May 22, 2015, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybonecentral.com.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: Richmond Famous

The Coalition’s improvised monthly show series, Richmond Famous, features live and totally unscripted comedy created on the spot and inspired by the true stories of some of RVA’s most interesting people. $10. http://rvacomedy.com/event/richmond-famous-may-22/. Friday, May 22, 2015, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

Lakeside Farmers' Market

http://www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net The market is open April-December, two days per week. Wednesdays 8AM til dusk. Most vendors stay the entire day and continue selling between market times. Open Saturdays 8AM til noon. Lakeside Farmers' Market offers Local Seasonal Produce, Meats, Cheeses and Baked Goods and Hand Made Items from Local Artists. Arts, Crafts, Dining, Housewares, and Jewelry are located in the retail shops adjacent to the market. New this year, "LAKESIDE FARMERS' MARKET TOO!" This is an indoor option adjacent to the Farmers' Market Pavilion. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 6110 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net.

South of the James Market at Forest Hill Park

The South of the James Farmers Market is an open-air producer-only market where farmers and artisans sell locally-grown and hand-made items including: Vegetables, fruit, plants & flowers Meat, cheese, eggs & honey Jewelry, pottery, art, candles, clothing & knitted items Soaps, lotions & essential oils Baked goods & other prepared foods Located in beautiful Forest Hill Park, the South of the James Market is on Saturdays May through early December and runs from 8am to 12pm. http://www.growrva.com/#!soj/c1yn8/. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. New Kent Ave. & 42nd St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.growrva.com.

St. Stephen's Farmers' Market

Locally produced seasonal vegetables, fruit, herbs, eggs, poultry, beef, pork, flowers, bread, cheese, pasta and other foods are available. In addition, the market features local artisans, locally roasted coffee, and much more. Open Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, May through October. Ample free parking. Info - http://www.saintstephensrichmond.net/farmersmarket. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 6000 Grove Avenue Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.saintstephensrichmond.net.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday through October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

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

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Saturday, May 23, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

28th Annual Mattaponi Pow-Wow & Festival

Food • Jewelry • Demonstrations • Crafts 10,000 years of history… Honoring the past… 400 years of survival… Building the future… Drum Competition 1st place $800 • 2nd place $500 • 3rd place $200 Adult Dance Specials $100 Winner Take All Men’s Northern/Southern • Woman’s Northern/Southern Men’s Grass/Fancy • Woman’s Jingle/Fancy Drummers and Dancers must register. No entry fee to compete. Drums must have a minimum of 5 drummers to compete. Grounds open 10AM to 5PM Grand Entry: Saturday at Noon • Sunday at 1PM Adults: $5.00 • Children (6 – 12): $3.00 All proceeds support The Upper Mattaponi Indian Tribe. https://www.facebook.com/events/661449170625792/. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 13476 King William Rd. King William County, VA. For more info visit www.uppermattaponi.org.

Gallmeyer Farms Strawberry Fields Festival

Please leave your furry friends at home! FREE admission- free parking Fresh local strawberries (pick your own or pre-picked) and spring vegetables available Live music Nick Smith 10:30- 11:45 Southern Comfort 12:15- 1:30 Heart of Country 2:00- 3:15 Amy Ladd 3:45- 5:00 Craft vendors & local businesses Hay rides & pony rides Activities for all ages Food vendors Coolers, chairs & picnics welcome Info: https://www.facebook.com/GallmeyerFarms http://gallmeyerfarms.com/. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 3622 Darbytown Ct Richmond, Virginia. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Hollywood Cemetery: The Civil War Walking Tour

From the pyramid monument in the Confederate section to the gravesite of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, Hollywood Cemetery is the final resting place for over 18,000 Confederates, including J.E.B. Stuart, George Pickett, Fitzhugh Lee and many others. $15 per person; $10 for History Center Members (price includes a $5 donation to the Friends of Hollywood Cemetery for the restoration of monuments and iron fences on the cemetery grounds) Walk-ups welcome. Cash or check, or purchase online. On-street parking. This tour is presented as part of the Richmond History Tours program, a service of the Valentine Richmond History Center. We offer a full schedule of walking and bus tours of city neighborhoods, waterways, parks, retail districts, historic sites and battlefields. Led by a trained master guide, a Richmond History Tour is the best way to experience the city's rich past, present and future. Info: http://thevalentine.org/calendar/hollywood-cemetery-the-civil-war. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. S. Cherry St. & Albemarle St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Church Hill: From Spies to Pies Food Tour

Church Hill has a storied past and its future looks brighter than ever with a revitalized culinary scene that includes The Roosevelt, Dutch & Company, Sub Rosa Bakery, Proper Pie Co. WPA Bakery, Patrick Henry Pub, Anthony’s on the Hill, Alamo BBQ (we know it’s on Union Hill!) and the place that started it all, The Hill Cafe. We’ll stop and sample at several. Tickets are $55 inclusive of ticketing fee and are available here. http://realrichmondva.com/. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 1217 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit realrichmondva.com.

Hardywood Peach Tripel Release with The Rocket Queens (NYC) at Hardywood

The celebrated tradition of monastic brewing is perhaps best known for the dubbel, and stronger, brighter tripel styles, which are characterized by abbey yeast strains that create a delightful harmony of fruity esters and spicy phenols. Hardywood Peach Tripel displays a voluminous head, a sunshine golden hue, notes of white pepper and honeysuckle, and is refermented on over 50 pounds per barrel of peaches, apricots and nectarines, lending a subtle but luscious stone fruit character, and a pleasantly dry finish. 8.2% ABV Hardywood Peach Tripel will be available at 2:00pm on draft, in 750mL bottles and for growler fills. Special guests The Rocket Queens, a New York City-based, all-female tribute to Guns 'N Roses, join us, with more to be announced. Info - http://www.hardywood.com/content/hardywood-peach-tripel-release-rocket-queens-nyc. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

Jay Phillips at Funny Bone

Jay Phillips is a premier standup comedian who has major motion picture credits including co-starring opposite Will Ferrell in "Semi-Pro" and "Baby Mama" with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. His standup television appearances vary from HBO's "Def Comedy Jam" to "Comedy Central Presents". Industry insiders often compare him to Richard Pryor. His stage antics are hilarious! Thursday - 7:30 PM - $12.00 Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $15.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM 9:30 PM - $15.00 Sunday - 7:00 PM - $12.00. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybonecentral.com.

A Collegiate Affair, Audiostrobelight, The Concussion Theory, Another Treehouse Acquaintance at The Canal Club Upstairs

A Collegiate Affair Audiostrobelight The Concussion Theory Another Treehouse Acquaintance Good Talk Entrophy 7:00 doors $8.00/$10.00. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 7:00 PM – Sunday, May 24, 2015, 12:00 AM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

An Evening with the Embers, Featuring Craig Woolard at Pocahontas State Park

An Evening with the Embers, Featuring Craig Woolard This legendary beach-music band, The Embers featuring Craig Woolard, hails from North Carolina. Among others, the band's hits include "I Love Beach Music" and "Far Away Places." Advanced tickets are $10; tickets are $12 on the day of the show. Parking is $5. Details: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/pocahontas-premieres.shtml. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 10301 State Park Road Chesterfield, VA. For more info visit www.dcr.virginia.gov.

Richmond Kickers v. Pittsburgh Riverhounds at City Stadium

The pre-game party begins at 5:30 p.m. with Happy Hour specials, live music from Lucas & Friends, legendary RVA food trucks including Mediterranean-inspired fare from Sticks Kebob Shop and craft beer on tap. Tickets $7-$12. http://www.richmondkickers.com. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 3201 Maplewood Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondkickers.com.

Richmond Raiders v. Trenton Freedom at Coliseum

The 2015 season marks the Richmond Raiders’ sixth professional indoor football campaign in the Richmond Coliseum, and fourth as a charter member of the Professional Indoor Football League (PIFL). The Raiders have the PIFL’s best home record dating back to 2012, and have the most first team All-PIFL players and Players of the Week in the league. Each home game will again feature a theme with contests, fun exhibits, giveaways, prizes, the unparalleled Lady Raiders dance team and other great entertainment throughout the night. Season tickets start as low as $30, and are available on the Raiders’ website, http://www.RichmondRaidersProFootball.com, or by calling 1-855-GO-RAIDERS or 804-780-0430. Individual game tickets, starting as low as $7. http://richmondcoliseum.net/events/richmond-raiders-12/ Richmond Raiders - http://www.richmondraidersprofootball.com. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 501 N. 7th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondraidersprofootball.com.

Flying Squirrels v. Bowie (Superblast Saturday & Yoga!)

Superblast Saturday & Yoga! Enjoy Superblast Saturday fireworks presented by Chicken Fiesta and Yoga in the Morning. Gates open at 4:30 PM. Tickets $7-11. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 7:05 PM – 10:05 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

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

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

"Yank! The WWII Musical" at Triangle Theater

May 13 – June 13, 2015 YANK! is a love song to Hollywood's "it takes one of every kind" platoon flicks and to 1940s Broadway. Suffused with songs reminiscent of the era – from swing to big band to boogie-woogie – YANK! concerns what stories get told in wartime, and how WWII became the great catalyst in bringing gay men and women together. “… a bright and enjoyable score that pays homage to the Rodgers & Hammerstein sound … YANK! is a bright, original and moving winner of a musical that earns its exclamation point!” – Variety. $35. Info - http://www.rtriangle.org/the-season.html. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1300 Altamont Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rtriangle.org.

Harpeth Rising at Ashland Coffee & Tea

Named for the small but powerful river in Tennessee, HARPETH RISING creates original songs that layer lush instrumental arrangements with rich harmonies and powerful lyrics. Their songs depict wanderlust, eternal curiosity, class struggle and extraordinary love. The result is a sound that is both rooted in the folk tradition and simultaneously pushing the envelope. Having studied music for a combined 70 years, they are capable of expressing the full range of human emotion using the only 13 strings have between them. But they don’t stop there: Their harmonies run the gamut from traditional Bluegrass to full on Gregorian organum. Articulate lyricists, expressive and innovative players and singers, Harpeth Rising is the complete package. The members met while earning performance degrees at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and despite their diverse beginnings (hailing from vastly different cultures and geographic areas), found in each other a unified musical idea – and a brand new one at that.… Saturday, May 23, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

Imaginary Sons, Faceship, Lightfields at The Camel

$7. http://www.thecamel.org/event/837197-imaginary-sons-days-origins-richmond/. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecamel.org.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: Riot! Pigeon + Da Vinci + Ambassador

Every Saturday at 8pm, The Coalition Theater presents a selection of their houseteams performing killer long form improv comedy inspired by your suggestions. This week features Pigeon, Da Vinci and Ambassador. PIGEON Josh Blubaugh, Aaron Grant, Katie Holcomb, Steve Howze, David Pijor, Eve Privman, Jim Zarling Coach: Matt Newman DA VINCI Zane Adickes, Patrick Allen, Shamoniki Ellison, Martin Garner, Becky Granger, Grace Manno, Matt Micou, Kathryn Schmidt, Donna Steele Coach: David Pijor AMBASSADOR Alex Beall, Greg Ceneviva, Ryan Clatterbuck, Kristin Kirkley, Nicole Patterson, James Russell Coach: Josh Blubaugh $10. http://rvacomedy.com/event/riot-may-23/. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

Jay Phillips at Funny Bone

Jay Phillips is a premier standup comedian who has major motion picture credits including co-starring opposite Will Ferrell in "Semi-Pro" and "Baby Mama" with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. His standup television appearances vary from HBO's "Def Comedy Jam" to "Comedy Central Presents". Industry insiders often compare him to Richard Pryor. His stage antics are hilarious! Thursday - 7:30 PM - $12.00 Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $15.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM 9:30 PM - $15.00 Sunday - 7:00 PM - $12.00. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybonecentral.com.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: Megapower & Friends

Summer McCarley and Katie Holcomb perform a non-stop barrage of characters in their high energy show. It’s a revolving door of absurdity and the comedy equivalent of mainlining espresso while dropping acid. $5. http://rvacomedy.com/event/megapower-may-23/. Saturday, May 23, 2015, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

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

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Sunday, May 24, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Flying Squirrels v. Bowie (Kids Club Nutzy Toothbrush Holder)

Kids Club Nutzy Toothbrush Holder - First 1500 Fans 14 & Under First 1,500 kids club fans ages 14 & under receive a free Nutzy Toothbrush Holder. Gates Open at 12:30 PM. Tickets $8-12. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Sunday, May 24, 2015, 1:35 PM – 4:35 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

Capitol Square: Jefferson, Washington and Spielberg Walking Tour

Take a walking tour of Capitol Square and tour the interior of the Capitol afterwards. Learn about the Capitol building designed by Thomas Jefferson, the Executive Mansion and the many monuments and memorials on the grounds, and hear about the filming of Spielberg's "Lincoln" for which the Square was the biggest backlot. Meet at 9th and East Grace Street entrance. $15 per person $5 for Valentine Members Walk-ups welcome. Cash or check, or purchase online. On-street parking. Info: http://thevalentine.org/calendar/capitol-square-jefferson-washington-spielberg-tour#. Sunday, May 24, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 9th St. and E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

"Yank! The WWII Musical" at Triangle Theater

May 13 – June 13, 2015 YANK! is a love song to Hollywood's "it takes one of every kind" platoon flicks and to 1940s Broadway. Suffused with songs reminiscent of the era – from swing to big band to boogie-woogie – YANK! concerns what stories get told in wartime, and how WWII became the great catalyst in bringing gay men and women together. “… a bright and enjoyable score that pays homage to the Rodgers & Hammerstein sound … YANK! is a bright, original and moving winner of a musical that earns its exclamation point!” – Variety. $35. Info - http://www.rtriangle.org/the-season.html. Sunday, May 24, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 1300 Altamont Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rtriangle.org.

Brewgrass Sunday at Legend Brewing

Every Sunday Night at 6:30 PM Legend Brewing Company presents Live Music with rotating bands featuring the areas best bluegrass and Americana musicians! Circus Mutt will be our band for the evening and they never disappoint! Sunday, May 24, 2015, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 321 W. 7th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.legendbrewing.com.

Jay Phillips at Funny Bone

Jay Phillips is a premier standup comedian who has major motion picture credits including co-starring opposite Will Ferrell in "Semi-Pro" and "Baby Mama" with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. His standup television appearances vary from HBO's "Def Comedy Jam" to "Comedy Central Presents". Industry insiders often compare him to Richard Pryor. His stage antics are hilarious! Thursday - 7:30 PM - $12.00 Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $15.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM 9:30 PM - $15.00 Sunday - 7:00 PM - $12.00. Sunday, May 24, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybonecentral.com.

Hoax Hunters, Lenny, Jimmy Catlett at The Camel

A few years ago, PJ Sykes put down the guitar and picked up the camera, putting focus on his blossoming music photography career. Though the lens never took him far from the stage, he could only stay away for so long – through a few band “blind dates” collaborating with James O’Neill of Snowy Owls, and Tim Falen of Hot Dolphin and the Diamond Center, Hoax Hunters came into view. Drawing comparisons to underground heroes like Minutemen, Hüsker Dü and Dag Nasty, Hoax Hunters have been washing Richmond, VA and surrounding areas in feedback, drawing crowds for their infectious tunes, and their explosive and unhinged live shows. $5. http://www.thecamel.org/event/833837-hoax-hunters-richmond/. Sunday, May 24, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecamel.org.

DJ Lonnie B and the Art of Noise RVA at The Broadberry

$20 ADV, $25. http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/851297-art-noise-rva-richmond/. Sunday, May 24, 2015, 9:00 PM – Monday, May 25, 2015, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday through October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Monday, May 25, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

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

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Monday, May 25, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Commonwealths Memorial Day Ceremony at Virginia War Memorial

This ceremony honors all veterans who have given their lives and reminds citizens that we must remain vigilant to protect our freedoms. We will have extended hours during the weekend with other special activities. Governor Terry McAuliffe has been invited to be the Guest Speaker. Open to the public. Free. Co-hosted with the 11th District American Legion. Thomas Jefferson High School Corps of Cadets Alumni Band will play patriotic music in the Shrine of Memory at 2:00 pm. http://www.vawarmemorial.org/vawm/events.aspx?page=newsandevents/events. Monday, May 25, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. 621 S. Belvidere Street Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vawarmemorial.org.

Special Monday Opening: Memorial Day at Maymont

Nature & Visitor Center, 10am-5pm Maymont Mansion, 12-5pm Maymont’s indoor exhibits, including Maymont Mansion and the Nature Center, will be open for the holiday. (Indoor exhibits are normally open Tuesday-Sunday). http://maymont.org/calendar?cid=2&ceid=1796&cerid=0&cdt=5%2f25%2f2015. Monday, May 25, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 1800 Hampton St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit maymont.org.

Flying Squirrels v. Bowie (Memorial Day)

Memorial Day - Gates open at 11:00 AM Tickets $8-12. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Monday, May 25, 2015, 12:05 PM – 3:05 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

Historic Cemeteries Bus Tour

Free for all veterans!* Commemorate Memorial Day with a tour of historic 18th and 19th century cemeteries in Richmond's East End, including St. John's Church, the African Burial Ground, Shockoe, Hebrew, Oakwood and Woodland Cemeteries and several others. Learn about their layout, evolution as parks, artwork and notable tenants. Reservations: (804) 649-0711 x301. Meet at the History Center. *Veterans must call (804) 649-0711 x301 to reserve your free spot for this tour. Online reservations are not available for veterans. $25 per person $20 for History Center Members Reservations are required. Space is limited. Reservations: (804) 649-0711 x301 or purchase online. Parking is included. http://thevalentine.org/calendar/historic-cemeteries-revisited-bus-tour. Monday, May 25, 2015, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 1015 E. Clay St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Memorial Day Historic Cemeteries Bus Tour

Commemorate Memorial Day with a tour of Richmond's historic 18th and 19th century cemeteries, including St. John's Church, the African Burial Ground and Shockoe, Hebrew, Oakwood and Woodland cemeteries. Reservations required; call: (804) 649-0711 x301. Meet at the Valentine. *Veterans must call (804) 649-0711 x301 to reserve your free spot for this tour. Online reservations are not available for veterans. $25 per person $20 for Valentine Members Reservations are required. Space is limited. Reservations: (804) 649-0711 x301 or purchase online. Parking is included. Info: http://thevalentine.org/calendar/historic-cemeteries-revisited-bus-tour#. Monday, May 25, 2015, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. 9th & Grace Sts. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Memorial Day Concert at the Carillon

The City’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities will host its annual Memorial Day Concert on Monday, May 25 at Byrd Park. Beginning at 4 p.m. at the World War I Memorial Carillon, the city carillonneur Larry Robinson will pay tribute to our nation’s veterans through the ringing of the Carillon Bells followed by a concert from The Virginians Barbershop Chorus. Mr. Robinson is a dedicated musician who has made the Carillon bells his vocation for more than 50 years. Monday, May 25, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Blanton Ave. & Garrett St. Richmond, VA.

Veil Of Maya, Revocation, Oceano at The Canal Club

Veil Of Maya Revocation Oceano Gift Giver Entheos 5:00 doors $17.00/$20.00. Monday, May 25, 2015, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

Malleus, Inyoka, Kohanya at The Camel

$5. Details: http://www.thecamel.org/event/837203-malleus-inyoka-kohanya-richmond/. Monday, May 25, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecamel.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday through October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

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

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

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/. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 27 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit realrichmondva.com.

Byrd House Market

Check web site for vendors and updates. http://www.byrdhousemarket.blogspot.com/ Every Tues, 3:30 to 7 p.m Located off S. Linden St & Idlewood Ave, behind the William Byrd Community House, 224 Cherry Street. By car, take the Downtown Expressway, I-195 South, Exit 186 Belvidere St. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 3:30 PM – 7:00 PM. 224 Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.byrdhousemarket.blogspot.com.

Flying Squirrels v. Harrisburg (Military Card Giveaway)

Military Card Giveaway Tickets $8-12. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 6:35 PM – 9:35 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

The Songwriter’s Showdown – Round 11 Continues at Ashland Coffee & Tea

$5. Round 11 continues!!! join us for a night of original song! Sign up is in advance, complete rules can be found on our “Showdown” tab: http://ashlandcoffeeandtea.com/events/the-songwriters-showdown-round-11continues-2. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

"NERVE: Stories of Queer Resilience" at Triangle Theater

NERVE: Stories of Queer Resilience A collaboration by Richmond Triangle Players, TheatreLAB and the Virginia Anti-Violence Project May 26th & 27th 8 pm; Reserved Seating; $20 [There are a limited number of discounted tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you want to come to NERVE! but the $20 cost is prohibitive, please email director@virginiaavp.org and we will do our best to get you there.] There are things we don’t talk about as a community because it’s shameful, it’s sad, and it’s painful. It’s hard to talk about times we’ve been targeted for being lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or queer. It’s hard to talk about the harassment, the bullying, and the violence we have faced, sometimes even from those we know and care about. Theatre is a medium that allows for stories to be narrated, stories to be heard, and stories to be uplifted. Theatre provides an opportunity to express the embarrassing, the disheartening, and the painful experiences of those within marginalize… Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1300 Altamont Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rtriangle.showare.com.

Poser at The Camel

$5. Details: http://www.thecamel.org/event/844977-poser-richmond/. Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecamel.org.

Lakeside Farmers' Market

http://www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net The market is open April-December, two days per week. Wednesdays 8AM til dusk. Most vendors stay the entire day and continue selling between market times. Open Saturdays 8AM til noon. Lakeside Farmers' Market offers Local Seasonal Produce, Meats, Cheeses and Baked Goods and Hand Made Items from Local Artists. Arts, Crafts, Dining, Housewares, and Jewelry are located in the retail shops adjacent to the market. New this year, "LAKESIDE FARMERS' MARKET TOO!" This is an indoor option adjacent to the Farmers' Market Pavilion. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 6110 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

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

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

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

St. Giles Presbyterian Food Truck Court

Info: http://www.foodtruckcourt.com/. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 5200 Grove Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

RVA Pieces at Gallery 5

RVA Pieces A weekly gathering to play chess. We will have tables and seating. Please bring your sets and or clocks if you prefer blitz. There should be enough folks with boards to make it all sort itself out. There will be coffee and the gallery also has a bar. Due to scheduling within an active gallery that acts as a performance venue we may dance around on scheduling. Also, Come one, Come all. This is a relaxed environment we are shooting for. All are WELCOME. Bring a backgammon board or GO set or Magic or whatever game you desire! Feel free to share this event as you see fit as well. FB - https://www.facebook.com/RVApieces. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 200 W. Marshall St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit gallery5arts.org.

Shawn Mendes, Jacquie Lee at The National

Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM $30 General Admission Floor $35 - $37.50 Reserved Balcony Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/shawn-mendes Hailed by Billboard as “Music’s First Vine Star” and TIME Magazine as one of the "Most Influential Teens Of 2014" singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes has emerged from teen viral sensation to major best-selling status almost overnight. Soon after artist manager Andrew Gertler discovered & introduced Mendes to now-label Island Records in early 2014, Shawn’s debut single "Life Of The Party" broke records, topping the iTunes Charts and selling over 150,000 copies in its first week due to his legions of fans. The success of the song made Shawn the youngest ever artist to break into the Billboard Hot 100's Top 25 with a debut single. Then, just a month later, Mendes released his self-titled debut EP, which also hit the #1 spot on iTunes once again, and entered at #5 on the Billboard album charts, showing the staying power of the young artist. Now fresh off of hi… Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Flying Squirrels v. Harrisburg (Organ Donor Night)

Organ Donor Night Tickets $8-12. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 6:35 PM – 9:35 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

Brit Floyd - The World's Greatest Pink Floyd Show at Carpenter Theater

Brit Floyd - The World's Greatest Pink Floyd Show, returns to North America to launch its Space & Time World Tour, its most ambitious show to date, with a spectacular new light show and an even bigger stage production. Celebrating five decades of Pink Floyd--from their creation in 1965 right through to the release of their brand new album, 'The Endless River’--this amazing new show includes performances from all Pink Floyd's biggest selling albums, including The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall and The Division Bell plus a host of other Pink Floyd musical surprises. $30-$50. Details: http://www.richmondcenterstage.com/event/brit-floyd-worlds-greatest-pink-floyd-show. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.

"NERVE: Stories of Queer Resilience" at Triangle Theater

NERVE: Stories of Queer Resilience A collaboration by Richmond Triangle Players, TheatreLAB and the Virginia Anti-Violence Project May 26th & 27th 8 pm; Reserved Seating; $20 [There are a limited number of discounted tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you want to come to NERVE! but the $20 cost is prohibitive, please email director@virginiaavp.org and we will do our best to get you there.] There are things we don’t talk about as a community because it’s shameful, it’s sad, and it’s painful. It’s hard to talk about times we’ve been targeted for being lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or queer. It’s hard to talk about the harassment, the bullying, and the violence we have faced, sometimes even from those we know and care about. Theatre is a medium that allows for stories to be narrated, stories to be heard, and stories to be uplifted. Theatre provides an opportunity to express the embarrassing, the disheartening, and the painful experiences of those within marginalize… Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1300 Altamont Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rtriangle.showare.com.

A benefit concert with Dean Fields! at Ashland Coffee & Tea

1000 shows, 9 years, and 200,000 miles have passed since Dean Fields went on the road to pursue a career in music. During that time his address changed from Miami to Nashville to Boston until most recently returning to his hometown of Richmond, VA. Now, back in Nashville, he hits the road again. His recent homecoming has found Fields selling out shows in Richmond VA, as well as nearby Washington DC. “Dean Fields writes lyrics like Leonard Cohen and sings like Jeff Buckley. It’s no surprise that there’s a serious buzz on this Virginia singer-songwriter.” (Free Times) While continuing to feed his passion for music, Dean is fueled by a single-minded love to perform, sharing the stage with KT Tunstall, Blues Traveler, Rosanne Cash, Eric Hutchinson, Colin Hay, Bob Schneider, Auqualung, Hootie and the Blowfish, John Hiatt, Cake, Bruce Hornsby, Rusted Root, Madeleine Peyroux, Carbon Leaf, among others. In addition, Fields’ maturity as a writer and performer is brought to the fore by some of the region’s finest m… Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

Danger Live Snakes at The Camel

Free. Details: http://www.thecamel.org/event/833841-danger-live-snakes-richmond/. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecamel.org.

Dirty Dozen Brass Band at The Broadberry

In 1977, The Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club in New Orleans began showcasing a traditional Crescent City brass band. It was a joining of two proud, but antiquated, traditions at the time: social and pleasure clubs dated back over a century to a time when black southerners could rarely afford life insurance, and the clubs would provide proper funeral arrangements. Brass bands, early predecessors of jazz as we know it, would often follow the funeral procession playing somber dirges, then once the family of the deceased was out of earshot, burst into jubilant dance tunes as casual onlookers danced in the streets. By the late '70s, few of either existed. The Dirty Dozen Social and Pleasure Club decided to assemble this group as a house band, and over the course of these early gigs, the seven-member ensemble adopted the venue's name:The Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Thirty-five years later, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band is a world famous music machine, whose name is synonymous with genre-bending romps and high-… Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 8:00 PM – Thursday, May 28, 2015, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

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

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

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Thursday, May 28, 2015, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

40th Annual Greek Festival

Create your own legend at this year's Greek Festival! Saints Constantine and Helen's Greek Orthodox Cathedral is proud to host this wonderful Richmond tradition, which is now in its 38th year. Legendary food, dancing, friends, and traditions are made each year at this festival. Thursday, May 28th - 11:00 am. - 9:30 pm. Friday, May 29th - 11:00 am. - 10:00 pm. Saturday, May 30th - 11:00 am. - 10:00 pm. Sunday, May 31st - 12:00 pm. - 7:00 pm. Want an idea of where you'll head first or where to meet friends? Want to know where to get a Gyro? Want to know where inside to catch a glimpse of our beautiful Church or shop at the Agora? Check out our guide. Contact festival@vagocathedral.org for more questions. http://www.greekfestival.com/. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM. 30 Malvern Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.greekfestival.com.

Hardywood Food Truck Court

We're kicking off the season with a mix of 16 new and favorite local gourmet mobile food vendors, with many more carts on rotation in the weeks to come. Enjoy our line up of seasonal craft beers to pair with eclectic tacos, wood-fired pizza, authentic French crepes, handmade ice cream, Cajun street food, traditional Mediterranean kabobs and more. Hardywood Food Truck Court runs from 5:30-9pm every Thursday through the season and is a family friendly environment. All ages are welcome at the brewery. Virginia ABC law prohibits bringing outside alcoholic beverages on-site, and underage drinking will be strictly prohibited. Info - http://www.hardywood.com/events. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

Jazz Cafe at VMFA

Groove to an eclectic mix of jazz ensembles every Thursday, 6 – 9 pm, at VMFA's Best Café. The Jazz Café is presented to the public by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, in conjunction with the Richmond Jazz Society, free of charge! Light fare and beverages available for sale. Details: http://www.vmfa.state.va.us/Calendar_and_Events/Music/Jazz_Caf%C3%A9.aspx. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vmfa.state.va.us.

Flying Squirrels v. Harrisburg (Mustache Night/Fireworks)

Mustache Night/Fireworks presented by AXA Advisors Mustache Night &Teacher Appreciation night/Fireworks presented by Ford/AXA Advisors. Gates open at 5:30PM. Tickets $8-12. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 6:35 PM – 9:35 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

In The Valley Below at The National

Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 7:00 PM $5 Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/xl102-discovery-series-featuring-in-the-valley-below. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

J.R. Brow at Funny Bone

Like the rarest of breeds, J.R. electrifies audiences with his high energy storytelling and spot-on mimicry. When his guitar comes into the act, the originality peaks with his unique musical prowess. Brow's comedy can be heard on his current CD, "Dumber By The Decade" and read in his upcoming memoir, "The Ancient Greeks Had Nothing On Me." J.R. lives in Austin, travels forty-plus weeks a year, and is constantly writing new bits. In his free time, he collects Japanese guitars and rare vinyl records. Thursday - 7:30 PM - $12.00 Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $15.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM 9:30 PM - $15.00 Sunday - 7:00 PM - $12.00. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybonecentral.com.

"Yank! The WWII Musical" at Triangle Theater

May 13 – June 13, 2015 YANK! is a love song to Hollywood's "it takes one of every kind" platoon flicks and to 1940s Broadway. Suffused with songs reminiscent of the era – from swing to big band to boogie-woogie – YANK! concerns what stories get told in wartime, and how WWII became the great catalyst in bringing gay men and women together. “… a bright and enjoyable score that pays homage to the Rodgers & Hammerstein sound … YANK! is a bright, original and moving winner of a musical that earns its exclamation point!” – Variety. $35. Info - http://www.rtriangle.org/the-season.html. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1300 Altamont Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rtriangle.org.

Benefit for the Richmond Brain Tumor Support Group at Ashland Coffee & Tea

Benefit for the Richmond Brain Tumor Support Group Tickets $15. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

Hank & Lucia Roberts at Capital Ale House

Singer/songwriter Lucia Roberts and her dad, cellist/vocalist and composer Hank Roberts, have been playing music together since Lucia was a child. Her beautiful alternative pop songs and his wide range of contemporary expression on cello, vocals and guitar come together to create an adventurous performance of wide-ranging breadth. Doors: 8 pm / Show: 9 pm Tickets: $8 advance / $10 day of show Details - http://capitalalehouse.com/events-info/?ee=323. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit capitalalehouse.com.

Marbin, Homemade Bread, at The Camel

$7. Details: http://www.thecamel.org/event/833845-marbin-homemade-bread-common-richmond/. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecamel.org.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: Jambalaya Improv Jam

Pay-What-You-Can Get on stage with (or just watch) members of the Coalition and other local improvisers in this improv jam that, much like “Whose Line is it Anyway?” requires YOUR suggestions and participation! The rules are simple: the performers put their names in the crock pot and are chosen, at random, to get up and play. http://rvacomedy.com/event/jam-may-28/. Thursday, May 28, 2015, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

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

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

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

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

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Friday, May 29, 2015, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

40th Annual Greek Festival

Create your own legend at this year's Greek Festival! Saints Constantine and Helen's Greek Orthodox Cathedral is proud to host this wonderful Richmond tradition, which is now in its 38th year. Legendary food, dancing, friends, and traditions are made each year at this festival. Thursday, May 28th - 11:00 am. - 9:30 pm. Friday, May 29th - 11:00 am. - 10:00 pm. Saturday, May 30th - 11:00 am. - 10:00 pm. Sunday, May 31st - 12:00 pm. - 7:00 pm. Want an idea of where you'll head first or where to meet friends? Want to know where to get a Gyro? Want to know where inside to catch a glimpse of our beautiful Church or shop at the Agora? Check out our guide. Contact festival@vagocathedral.org for more questions. http://www.greekfestival.com/. Friday, May 29, 2015, 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM. 30 Malvern Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.greekfestival.com.

Slaves Waiting for Sale:Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade at The Library of Virginia

Free. Dr. Maurie McInnis, curator of the Library's exhibition To Be Sold: Virginia and the American Slave Trade, demonstrates how art can be used to interpret America's slave trade. Library staff will lead a discussion of whether the landmark exhibition accomplished its goals. Friday, May 29, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. 800 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lva.virginia.gov.

"Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition" at VMFAPhoto Shoot with Glen McClure at VMFA

Richmond is full of talented tattoo artists and the beautiful and evocative art they create. Photo-artist Glen McClure will spend an afternoon at VMFA shooting portraits of those who proudly wear this art. Select images will be featured on VMFA’s website, accompanied by short stories about the tattoos. Following the photoshoot, artist and exhibition designer, Kip Fulbeck, will host Perseverance: Creating the First Exhibition Exploring Japanese Tattooing as Fine Art. MAY 29, 2015 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists –Ryudaibori (formerly Horitaka, Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken – inspired by the Japanese tradition of tattooing and heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking. Details: http://vmfa.museum/calendar/events/photo-shoot-with-glen-mccl… Friday, May 29, 2015, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Food Truck Court at Woodland Heights Baptist

Info: http://www.foodtruckcourt.com/. Friday, May 29, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 611 W. 31st St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

Beers & Banjos: Clay Spokes at The Camel

Richmond, Virginia's own original country-folk band Free. http://www.thecamel.org/event/833847-beers-banjos-clay-spokes-richmond/. Friday, May 29, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Foreigner at Innsbrook After Hours

$15 general admission; Gold Circle $40-55. Info & tickets & bios - http://innsbrookafterhours.com/concert-schedule/foreigner-live-richmond/. Friday, May 29, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 4901 Lakebrook Dr. Glen Allen, VA. For more info visit innsbrookafterhours.com.

Friday Cheers at Brown's Island: Moon Taxi with Sleepwalkers

http://ridethemoontaxi.com/ http://sleepwalkersbandcamp.bandcamp.com/ Cost: $5 Thousands of people come to relax after the work week on Brown’s Island to meet friends and hear some of the nation’s hottest touring acts and the region’s top bands. There are three entry points to Brown’s Island, and payment will be taken at each. Cash, Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Debit and credit cards are only taken at two entry points: the pedestrian bridge at 5th and 7th streets. No pets are allowed. Advance tickets for individual shows and season passes to Friday Cheers are available online http://www.myticketstobuy.com Info: http://www.venturerichmond.com/events/venture/cheers.html. Friday, May 29, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 500 Tredegar St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.venturerichmond.com.

Perseverance: Creating the First Exhibition Exploring Japanese Tattooing as Fine Art at VMFA

Artist and exhibition designer Kip Fulbeck discusses his role in creating Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition. The groundbreaking photographic exhibition explores the rich history and artistry of traditional Japanese tattoos along with their influence on modern tattoo practices. Mr. Fulbeck is the author of several books, including Part Asian, 100% Hapa (Chronicle Books, 2006) and Permanence: Tattoo Portraits by Kip Fulbeck (Chronicle Books, 2008). He has exhibited and spoken throughout the U.S. and abroad, and is a professor of art at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Mr. Fulbeck will also lead a Gallery Walk on Sat, May 30. MAY 29, 2015 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists –Ryudaibori (formerly Horitaka, Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken – inspired by the Japanese tradition o… Friday, May 29, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

J.R. Brow at Funny Bone

Like the rarest of breeds, J.R. electrifies audiences with his high energy storytelling and spot-on mimicry. When his guitar comes into the act, the originality peaks with his unique musical prowess. Brow's comedy can be heard on his current CD, "Dumber By The Decade" and read in his upcoming memoir, "The Ancient Greeks Had Nothing On Me." J.R. lives in Austin, travels forty-plus weeks a year, and is constantly writing new bits. In his free time, he collects Japanese guitars and rare vinyl records. Thursday - 7:30 PM - $12.00 Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $15.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM 9:30 PM - $15.00 Sunday - 7:00 PM - $12.00. Friday, May 29, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybonecentral.com.

"Yank! The WWII Musical" at Triangle Theater

May 13 – June 13, 2015 YANK! is a love song to Hollywood's "it takes one of every kind" platoon flicks and to 1940s Broadway. Suffused with songs reminiscent of the era – from swing to big band to boogie-woogie – YANK! concerns what stories get told in wartime, and how WWII became the great catalyst in bringing gay men and women together. “… a bright and enjoyable score that pays homage to the Rodgers & Hammerstein sound … YANK! is a bright, original and moving winner of a musical that earns its exclamation point!” – Variety. $35. Info - http://www.rtriangle.org/the-season.html. Friday, May 29, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1300 Altamont Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rtriangle.org.

Bassrush Tour ft 12th Planet at The National

Doors: 8:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM **UNDER 21 WILL PAY AN ADDITIONAL $3 AT THE DOOR** $20 ADV | $25 DOS Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/steez-promo-presents-bassrush-tour-12th-planet. Friday, May 29, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Butcher Brown at The Camel

"Butcher Brown — the Richmond, VA, quartet of multi-instrumentalist Devonne Harris AKA DJ Harrison (keys), Keith Askey (guitar), Andrew Randazzo (bass) and Corey Fonville (drums) — is one of the most uproariously good bands to break onto the scene in recent memory. Their free EPs, a & b-sides, have a replay value that two works gotten for free from the internet just shouldn't sensibly have. This group is good, too good, like if Madlib's solo-jazz project, Yesterday's New Quintet, suddenly sprouted three more heads. They're cool without trying. They're funky but not cheesy. They sound like a jam session in a cloud." – Anthony Dean-Harris, NextBop. $7. Details: http://www.thecamel.org/event/844955-butcher-brown-richmond/. Friday, May 29, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecamel.org.

Glenn Birch & Ellen Birch with Frank Coleman at Ashland Coffee & Tea

Glenn Birch & Ellen Birch with Frank Coleman Tickets $5. Ashland residents Glenn and Ellen Birch mix original and traditional folk songs with stories of devastating floods, unsolved murders, Civil War trains, backyard gardens and crazy quilts. They will be joined by Frank Coleman. Friday, May 29, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

Antero's Final Show at The Broadberry

$8 ADV, $10 DOS http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/849369-anteros-final-show-richmond/. Friday, May 29, 2015, 8:00 PM – Saturday, May 30, 2015, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: The Rehappening

What would happen if what was happening to you right now, happened over and over again, but rehappened a little differently each time? The Coalition Theater presents: The ReHappening – an improvised comedy show that explores what happens to a group of friends when small changes make big differences. $10. http://rvacomedy.com/event/rehappening-may-8/. Friday, May 29, 2015, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

Paint Glo Party at The Canal Club

Paint Glo Party 9:00 doors 18 and up $10.00. Friday, May 29, 2015, 9:00 PM – Saturday, May 30, 2015, 12:00 AM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

J.R. Brow at Funny Bone

Like the rarest of breeds, J.R. electrifies audiences with his high energy storytelling and spot-on mimicry. When his guitar comes into the act, the originality peaks with his unique musical prowess. Brow's comedy can be heard on his current CD, "Dumber By The Decade" and read in his upcoming memoir, "The Ancient Greeks Had Nothing On Me." J.R. lives in Austin, travels forty-plus weeks a year, and is constantly writing new bits. In his free time, he collects Japanese guitars and rare vinyl records. Thursday - 7:30 PM - $12.00 Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $15.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM 9:30 PM - $15.00 Sunday - 7:00 PM - $12.00. Friday, May 29, 2015, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybonecentral.com.

Lakeside Farmers' Market

http://www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net The market is open April-December, two days per week. Wednesdays 8AM til dusk. Most vendors stay the entire day and continue selling between market times. Open Saturdays 8AM til noon. Lakeside Farmers' Market offers Local Seasonal Produce, Meats, Cheeses and Baked Goods and Hand Made Items from Local Artists. Arts, Crafts, Dining, Housewares, and Jewelry are located in the retail shops adjacent to the market. New this year, "LAKESIDE FARMERS' MARKET TOO!" This is an indoor option adjacent to the Farmers' Market Pavilion. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 6110 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net.

South of the James Market at Forest Hill Park

The South of the James Farmers Market is an open-air producer-only market where farmers and artisans sell locally-grown and hand-made items including: Vegetables, fruit, plants & flowers Meat, cheese, eggs & honey Jewelry, pottery, art, candles, clothing & knitted items Soaps, lotions & essential oils Baked goods & other prepared foods Located in beautiful Forest Hill Park, the South of the James Market is on Saturdays May through early December and runs from 8am to 12pm. http://www.growrva.com/#!soj/c1yn8/. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. New Kent Ave. & 42nd St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.growrva.com.

St. Stephen's Farmers' Market

Locally produced seasonal vegetables, fruit, herbs, eggs, poultry, beef, pork, flowers, bread, cheese, pasta and other foods are available. In addition, the market features local artisans, locally roasted coffee, and much more. Open Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, May through October. Ample free parking. Info - http://www.saintstephensrichmond.net/farmersmarket. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 6000 Grove Avenue Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.saintstephensrichmond.net.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

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

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

MAY 29, 2015 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists –Ryudaibori (formerly Horitaka, Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken – inspired by the Japanese tradition of tattooing and heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking. Specially commissioned photographs of work by each artist will be displayed alongside tools and relief carvings, as well as a recreated Torii. A companion book of the same title features additional photographs and writings, and is published by the Japanese American National Museum. $8-$10. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/art-japanese-tattoo/. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

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

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

151st anniversary of the Battle of Cold Harbor

Luminary Program to Highlight Cold Harbor Anniversary Event Richmond National Battlefield Park to Host Living History Weekend RICHMOND, Va. – On Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31, 2015, -- the 151st anniversary of the Battle of Cold Harbor -- Park Rangers and living history volunteers will tell the story of the epic 1864 battle. During the two-day event, Richmond National Battlefield Park will offer a variety of Ranger-led programs and firing demonstrations at the park’s Cold Harbor unit. All programs are free. Highlighting the event will be a luminary program on Saturday evening. Visitors will be conducted in groups along the park’s tour road, meeting living history volunteers describing the fighting at Cold Harbor and the battle’s aftermath. Then the public will see the illumination of 3,500 luminaries on a section of the battlefield to remember and recognize the more than 3,500 lives lost during the battle. The luminary tours start at 8:30p.m on Saturday, May 30. Prior to the luminary tours,… Saturday, May 30, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 6502 Creighton Road Mechanicsville, 23111. For more info visit www.nps.gov.

Mark Nizer Experience at Gottwald Playhouse

Mark Nizer returns for a truly entertaining performance! Don’t miss his combination of laser, lights, music, original comedy, world-class juggling and dance that makes for a spellbinding show. Whether juggling laser beams at 1000 rpms, five ping-pong balls some 20 feet in the air using only his mouth, a burning propane tank, a running electric carving knife and a 16-pound bowling ball—you’ll discover for yourself that Mark is truly “the juggler your mother warned you about.” He’s as talented as he is funny, mixing jokes with the physics of juggling and technology in one light-hearted, fast-paced and unique show. $6-$10. Details: http://www.richmondcenterstage.com/event/mark-nizer-experience-0. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.

40th Annual Greek Festival

Create your own legend at this year's Greek Festival! Saints Constantine and Helen's Greek Orthodox Cathedral is proud to host this wonderful Richmond tradition, which is now in its 38th year. Legendary food, dancing, friends, and traditions are made each year at this festival. Thursday, May 28th - 11:00 am. - 9:30 pm. Friday, May 29th - 11:00 am. - 10:00 pm. Saturday, May 30th - 11:00 am. - 10:00 pm. Sunday, May 31st - 12:00 pm. - 7:00 pm. Want an idea of where you'll head first or where to meet friends? Want to know where to get a Gyro? Want to know where inside to catch a glimpse of our beautiful Church or shop at the Agora? Check out our guide. Contact festival@vagocathedral.org for more questions. http://www.greekfestival.com/. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM. 30 Malvern Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.greekfestival.com.

" Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition" Gallery Walk with Kip Fulbeck at VMFA

Join Kip Fulbeck, the artist, designer, and photographer for Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition, for an informal gallery walk through and talk about the special exhibition. Mr. Fulbeck will also be hosting a talk: Perseverance: Creating the First Exhibition Exploring Japanese Tattooing as Fine Art on Fri, May 29. MAY 29, 2015 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists –Ryudaibori (formerly Horitaka, Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken – inspired by the Japanese tradition of tattooing and heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking. Details: http://vmfa.museum/calendar/events/gallery-walk-with-kip-fulbeck/. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Shockoe Bottom/Church Hill: Shock & Awe Food Tour

On this 1.5 mile walking tour with Real Richmond, you'll sample what's cooking at five locally-owned restaurants, including such spots as Tio Pablo, LuLu's, C'est le Vin, Station 2, Globehopper, Sweet Teas, Bookbinder's, Aziza's and Julep's, while you meander through this vibrant and varied area. Besides wonderful food and insider info from chefs and owners, you'll get a taste of the architectural and historical richness of River City. Besides wonderful food and insider info from chefs and owners, you’ll get a taste of the architectural and historical richness of River City. Tickets are $55 inclusive - http://realrichmondva.com/. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 1217 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit realrichmondva.com.

Arts and Crafts: Live visual artists, bands and beers with Photosynthesizers & friends at Hardywood

Arts and Crafts is a celebration of live music, visual arts, and craft beer. Join us as visual artists Andrea Revelle and ErranzArt by way of Winston Salem, North Carolina and Khalid Thompson out of Washington, D.C expo canvases and demo paintings inspired by live performances from the Cornel West theory (Washington, D.C.), My Darling Fury, Photosynthesizers (RVA) . The music will be performed alongside the live manipulation of original graphic animations by The Awesome View. DJ Prolific of Tastemakers Revenge holding it down on the 1's and 2's Raffle drawing to follow for some of the inspired paintings. 4:00 DJ Prolific: Leading the New Soul Renaissance in VA with soul, hip hop,electronic, funk, Afro beat & lounge. http://www.soundcloud.com/djprolific 5:05 Cornel West Theory: A live/electronic sonic experiment drawing on influences of dub reggae, punk rock, free jazz, spoken word & boom bap. http://www.thecornelwesttheory.bandcamp.com 6:25 My Darling Fury: Tech fueled indie pop with a classical… Saturday, May 30, 2015, 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

Lee Brice at Innsbrook After Hours

$20 general admission; Gold Circle $50-$100. Info & tickets & bios - http://innsbrookafterhours.com/concert-schedule/lee-brice-live-richmond-va/. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 4901 Lakebrook Dr. Glen Allen, VA. For more info visit innsbrookafterhours.com.

Richmond Symphony at Pocahontas State Park – FREE

An annual favorite! The Richmond Symphony performs at Pocahontas State Park - FREE. More details to be announced. Details: http://www.richmondsymphony.com/events_details.asp?id=324. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 10301 State Park Road Chesterfield, VA. For more info visit www.richmondsymphony.com.

J.R. Brow at Funny Bone

Like the rarest of breeds, J.R. electrifies audiences with his high energy storytelling and spot-on mimicry. When his guitar comes into the act, the originality peaks with his unique musical prowess. Brow's comedy can be heard on his current CD, "Dumber By The Decade" and read in his upcoming memoir, "The Ancient Greeks Had Nothing On Me." J.R. lives in Austin, travels forty-plus weeks a year, and is constantly writing new bits. In his free time, he collects Japanese guitars and rare vinyl records. Thursday - 7:30 PM - $12.00 Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $15.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM 9:30 PM - $15.00 Sunday - 7:00 PM - $12.00. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybonecentral.com.

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

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

"Yank! The WWII Musical" at Triangle Theater

May 13 – June 13, 2015 YANK! is a love song to Hollywood's "it takes one of every kind" platoon flicks and to 1940s Broadway. Suffused with songs reminiscent of the era – from swing to big band to boogie-woogie – YANK! concerns what stories get told in wartime, and how WWII became the great catalyst in bringing gay men and women together. “… a bright and enjoyable score that pays homage to the Rodgers & Hammerstein sound … YANK! is a bright, original and moving winner of a musical that earns its exclamation point!” – Variety. $35. Info - http://www.rtriangle.org/the-season.html. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1300 Altamont Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rtriangle.org.

Infrasounds Presents at The Camel

$7. Details: http://www.thecamel.org/event/849599-infrasound-crew-sovarious-richmond/. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecamel.org.

Jonathan Byrd and The Pickup Cowboys at Ashland Coffee & Tea

Jonathan Byrd is a North Carolina flatpicker and a Texas songwriter, a Gulf War veteran and a preacher’s son, and an award-winning songwriter whose songs you’ve probably heard, even if you haven’t heard Byrd sing them. Covered by Tim O’Brien, Steve James, Red Molly, Jack Lawrence, Melissa Greener and more, Byrd’s music will seem familiar to any Americana fan. A seventh generation North Carolinian, Byrd graduated from high school and spent four years in the Navy, landing Marines in Liberia, carrying supplies to Kurdish refugees, and recording songs on a four-track in his downtime. Jonathan returned to the gritty indie music scene of Chapel Hill, North Carolina and fronted several rock bands before he rediscovered Old-Time and Bluegrass music at weekend festivals. Byrd quit the bands and hit the road solo in 2000, flatpicking and singing new songs in an old style. A tip from a friend led him down to the Kerrville Folk Festival, a dusty ranch where he discovered the rich Texas songwriting culture and made it hi… Saturday, May 30, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

Jonathan Jackson + Enation at The Broadberry

Jonathan Jackson + Enation are an anthemic Euro-Rock three piece whose Emmy-Award winning frontman is known from his roles on 'General Hospital' 'Tuck Everlasting' and currently stars on the hit TV drama 'Nashville'. They have been playing music together for over 10 years, but have recently signed to the rock label Loud & Proud Records. The band released the LP 'Radio Cinematic' produced by multi-platinum selling and Grammy nominated producer Greg Archilla (Collective Soul, Matchbox 20) and have seen their first single 'Everything Is Possible' climb the Hot AC radio charts. The song and the band caught Billboard.com's attention and the band was dubbed 'Tomorrow's Hits… Now the rock band is on the rise.' $10 ADV, $13 DOS, $50 VIP http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/810225-jonathan-jackson-enation-richmond/. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 8:00 PM – Sunday, May 31, 2015, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Doug Gibson, I Am the Liquor, Trail of the Lonesome at The Canal Club

Doug Gibson- https://www.facebook.com/events/1569184943331611/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular with I am the liquor Trail of the Lonesome 8:00 doors $8.00/$10.00. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 9:00 PM – Sunday, May 31, 2015, 12:00 AM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

J.R. Brow at Funny Bone

Like the rarest of breeds, J.R. electrifies audiences with his high energy storytelling and spot-on mimicry. When his guitar comes into the act, the originality peaks with his unique musical prowess. Brow's comedy can be heard on his current CD, "Dumber By The Decade" and read in his upcoming memoir, "The Ancient Greeks Had Nothing On Me." J.R. lives in Austin, travels forty-plus weeks a year, and is constantly writing new bits. In his free time, he collects Japanese guitars and rare vinyl records. Thursday - 7:30 PM - $12.00 Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $15.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM 9:30 PM - $15.00 Sunday - 7:00 PM - $12.00. Saturday, May 30, 2015, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybonecentral.com.

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

MAY 29, 2015 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists –Ryudaibori (formerly Horitaka, Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken – inspired by the Japanese tradition of tattooing and heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking. Specially commissioned photographs of work by each artist will be displayed alongside tools and relief carvings, as well as a recreated Torii. A companion book of the same title features additional photographs and writings, and is published by the Japanese American National Museum. $8-$10. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/art-japanese-tattoo/. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

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

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Sunday, May 31, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

151st anniversary of the Battle of Cold Harbor

Luminary Program to Highlight Cold Harbor Anniversary Event Richmond National Battlefield Park to Host Living History Weekend RICHMOND, Va. – On Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31, 2015, -- the 151st anniversary of the Battle of Cold Harbor -- Park Rangers and living history volunteers will tell the story of the epic 1864 battle. During the two-day event, Richmond National Battlefield Park will offer a variety of Ranger-led programs and firing demonstrations at the park’s Cold Harbor unit. All programs are free. Highlighting the event will be a luminary program on Saturday evening. Visitors will be conducted in groups along the park’s tour road, meeting living history volunteers describing the fighting at Cold Harbor and the battle’s aftermath. Then the public will see the illumination of 3,500 luminaries on a section of the battlefield to remember and recognize the more than 3,500 lives lost during the battle. The luminary tours start at 8:30p.m on Saturday, May 30. Prior to the luminary tours,… Sunday, May 31, 2015, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 6502 Creighton Road Mechanicsville, 23111. For more info visit www.nps.gov.

40th Annual Greek Festival

Create your own legend at this year's Greek Festival! Saints Constantine and Helen's Greek Orthodox Cathedral is proud to host this wonderful Richmond tradition, which is now in its 38th year. Legendary food, dancing, friends, and traditions are made each year at this festival. Thursday, May 28th - 11:00 am. - 9:30 pm. Friday, May 29th - 11:00 am. - 10:00 pm. Saturday, May 30th - 11:00 am. - 10:00 pm. Sunday, May 31st - 12:00 pm. - 7:00 pm. Want an idea of where you'll head first or where to meet friends? Want to know where to get a Gyro? Want to know where inside to catch a glimpse of our beautiful Church or shop at the Agora? Check out our guide. Contact festival@vagocathedral.org for more questions. http://www.greekfestival.com/. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM. 30 Malvern Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.greekfestival.com.

Central Virginia Dance Academy presents A Night in the Museum at Carpenter Theater

$6-$10. Details: http://www.richmondcenterstage.com/event/central-virginia-dance-academy-presents-night-museum. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.

Museum District Walking Tour

The founding of the Confederate Soldiers Home initiated the residential development of this area, home to the Virginia Historical Society, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, schools, businesses, churches and residences. Meet at the northeast corner of Grove Avenue and Sheppard Street. $15 per person, $5 for Valentine Members and children ages 12 and under. Tour guides accept cash or check. Charge in advance online or by phone. This tour is presented as part of the Richmond History Tours program, a service of the Valentine Richmond History Center. We offer a full schedule of walking and bus tours of city neighborhoods, waterways, parks, retail districts, historic sites and battlefields. Led by a trained master guide, a Richmond History Tour is the best way to experience the city's rich past, present and future. Info: http://thevalentine.org/calendar/museum-district-walking-tour. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Grove Ave. and Sheppard St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

"Yank! The WWII Musical" at Triangle Theater

May 13 – June 13, 2015 YANK! is a love song to Hollywood's "it takes one of every kind" platoon flicks and to 1940s Broadway. Suffused with songs reminiscent of the era – from swing to big band to boogie-woogie – YANK! concerns what stories get told in wartime, and how WWII became the great catalyst in bringing gay men and women together. “… a bright and enjoyable score that pays homage to the Rodgers & Hammerstein sound … YANK! is a bright, original and moving winner of a musical that earns its exclamation point!” – Variety. $35. Info - http://www.rtriangle.org/the-season.html. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 1300 Altamont Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rtriangle.org.

Central Virginia Dance Academy presents A Night in the Museum at Carpenter Theater

$6-$10. Details: http://www.richmondcenterstage.com/event/central-virginia-dance-academy-presents-night-museum. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.

The Wailers & Rusted Root at Innsbrook After Hours

$15 general admission; Gold Circle $30-$80. Info & tickets & bios - http://innsbrookafterhours.com/concert-schedule/wailers-rusted-root-live-richmond/. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 4901 Lakebrook Dr. Glen Allen, VA. For more info visit innsbrookafterhours.com.

Brewgrass Sunday at Legend Brewing

Every Sunday Night at 6:30 PM Legend Brewing Company presents Live Music with rotating bands featuring the areas best bluegrass and Americana musicians! Circus Mutt will be our band for the evening and they never disappoint! Sunday, May 31, 2015, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. 321 W. 7th St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.legendbrewing.com.

J.R. Brow at Funny Bone

Like the rarest of breeds, J.R. electrifies audiences with his high energy storytelling and spot-on mimicry. When his guitar comes into the act, the originality peaks with his unique musical prowess. Brow's comedy can be heard on his current CD, "Dumber By The Decade" and read in his upcoming memoir, "The Ancient Greeks Had Nothing On Me." J.R. lives in Austin, travels forty-plus weeks a year, and is constantly writing new bits. In his free time, he collects Japanese guitars and rare vinyl records. Thursday - 7:30 PM - $12.00 Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $15.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM 9:30 PM - $15.00 Sunday - 7:00 PM - $12.00. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybonecentral.com.

Bleachers at The National

with Joywave, Cruisr Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:30 PM $21 ADV | $24 DOS (includes $1 for charity) Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/bleachers-joywave Hailing from New Jersey, 30 year old Jack Antonoff has been in the music scene for over a decade. In 2002, with Jack as the lead singer, the success of New Jersey born indie rock band Steel Train was well underway. Steel Train's cult following lead them to make their national television debut on Late Night With Conan O'Brien and later appeared on Late Show With David Letterman. In 2008, Jack joined Nate Ruess and Andrew Dost to form the Grammy award winning fun. In addition to being a multi-talented musician, Jack is a critically acclaimed songwriter and producer. His achievements include fun. being honored with the Vanguard Award at the 2014 ASCAP Pop Music Awards and co-writing fun.'s Grammy award winning song "We Are Young" and Grammy nominated album Some Nights. Jack co-wrote and produced Taylor Swift’s chart topping hit “Out of the… Sunday, May 31, 2015, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Boxwave, Moses Barrymore, The Blackout Shift at The Camel

The Richmond-based rock duo Boxwave features John Mustachio on bass and Brad Ellsworth on percussion in a minimal act that strives to invigorate the often ignored rhythm section. Spartan and unassuming, Ellsworth provides enthusiastic backing to Mustachio’s gritty playing in a guerrilla rock attack that fuses funk and jazz into extravagant, melodic flights." - Magnus Music $5. Details: http://www.thecamel.org/event/844955-butcher-brown-richmond/. Sunday, May 31, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecamel.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

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

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

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

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

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Monday, June 1, 2015, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Phantogram at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $22.50 ADV | $25 DOS Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/phantogram Can a band working in relative isolation craft music that resonates with listeners around the world? Can that band and its music evolve and connect with an ever-widening audience without sacrificing quality or compromising integrity? When the band in question is Phantogram, the answer to both is unequivocally “yes.” And Voices provides indisputable proof. The New York duo’s second full-length album catches the ear quickly, melding hazy dream pop, dark atmospheres, and head-knocking rhythms into a compelling, original sound. Opener “Nothing But Trouble” contrasts waves of distortion with Sarah Barthel’s beguiling soprano, underpinned by Josh Carter’s gritty urban beats. Moments later, the staccato vocal hook and layered rhythms of “Black Out Days” drive the listener deep into a fever dream of echo and atmospherics. But do not confuse immediacy with instant gratification. The impact of P… Monday, June 1, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

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

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

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

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

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

Byrd House Market

Check web site for vendors and updates. http://www.byrdhousemarket.blogspot.com/ Every Tues, 3:30 to 7 p.m Located off S. Linden St & Idlewood Ave, behind the William Byrd Community House, 224 Cherry Street. By car, take the Downtown Expressway, I-195 South, Exit 186 Belvidere St. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 3:30 PM – 7:00 PM. 224 Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.byrdhousemarket.blogspot.com.

Community Conversation: Forest Hill at The Valentine

Join the Valentine as it collaborates with Richmond Magazine, Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) and TMI Consulting to offer the fifth iteration of the "Community Conversations" series. This year will feature monthly discussions about various Richmond localities spanning from Highland Park to Forest Hill. Each conversation will feature panelists who will participate in the discussions to help create a comprehensive view of the history of the selected neighborhood and how it was molded into the place that we see it as today The purpose of the series is to engage the community in a dialogue about the region’s past and how that past can positively shape our collective future. The more people that join in the conversation, the more productive our efforts become, and the easier it will be for everyone to see ourselves in the history of the region. Community Conversations are free and open to the public. A bus or walking tour will be offered of each of the areas the Saturday following each event. A… Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1015 E. Clay St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thevalentine.org.

Billy Idol at The National (SOLD OUT)

SOLD OUT Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/billy-idol. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Rec Room: Live Local Beats at The Camel

Dedicated to bringing the community together that surrounds the art of electronic music production in Richmond, VA. Free. http://www.thecamel.org/event/856621-rec-room-live-local-beats-richmond/. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 8:00 PM – Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 12:00 AM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecamel.org.

Lakeside Farmers' Market

http://www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net The market is open April-December, two days per week. Wednesdays 8AM til dusk. Most vendors stay the entire day and continue selling between market times. Open Saturdays 8AM til noon. Lakeside Farmers' Market offers Local Seasonal Produce, Meats, Cheeses and Baked Goods and Hand Made Items from Local Artists. Arts, Crafts, Dining, Housewares, and Jewelry are located in the retail shops adjacent to the market. New this year, "LAKESIDE FARMERS' MARKET TOO!" This is an indoor option adjacent to the Farmers' Market Pavilion. Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 6110 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

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

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

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

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

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

St. Giles Presbyterian Food Truck Court

Info: http://www.foodtruckcourt.com/. Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 5200 Grove Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

RVA Pieces at Gallery 5

RVA Pieces A weekly gathering to play chess. We will have tables and seating. Please bring your sets and or clocks if you prefer blitz. There should be enough folks with boards to make it all sort itself out. There will be coffee and the gallery also has a bar. Due to scheduling within an active gallery that acts as a performance venue we may dance around on scheduling. Also, Come one, Come all. This is a relaxed environment we are shooting for. All are WELCOME. Bring a backgammon board or GO set or Magic or whatever game you desire! Feel free to share this event as you see fit as well. FB - https://www.facebook.com/RVApieces. Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 200 W. Marshall St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit gallery5arts.org.

St. Vincent at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $22.50 ADV | $25 DOS It starts with the creation myth: St. Vincent, naked and alone in the wilderness, startled as the ominous rattle of a snake breaks the silence of her Eden. She realizes she's not alone in the world and breaks into a run, headed towards the uncertainty of the future. It's a lovely and appropriate metaphor to open St. Vincent's self-titled fourth album, except that it literally happened. Clark's been moving at a breakneck speed for the past two years, barely stopping to catch her breath amidst a whirlwind of recording and touring. In 2011 she released her third album, 'Strange Mercy,' called "one of the year's best" by the New York Times and "something to behold" by Pitchfork. The record cemented her status as one of her generation's most fearsome and inventive guitarists, earned her the covers of SPIN, Paper, and Under the Radar, performances everywhere from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Fallon to Letterman and Conan, and a year-long sold-out tour… Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

The Jauntee, Dalton Dash at The Camel

Declared "Heir to the (Phish) Throne" by JamBands.com in 2013 – The Jauntee has quickly made a name for themselves in the New England music scene. Hailing from Boston, they've solidified a dedicated following in the Northeast, playing most staple venues in the area (ie. Paradise Rock Club, Nectar's, The Spot Underground, Stone Church). Several New England festival appearances (ie. StrangeCreek, Camp Coldbrook, Disc Jam) and extensive touring down the East Coast and across the Midwest have given them Nationwide recognition, with sold out shows as far west as Denver, CO (Quixote's). A focus on live improvisation, set list variety, and musical exploration makes every show different from the last, truly making The Jauntee a live act to see again and again. But...the Dash is not just mountain music. The band has been blessed with the friendship of some of the best local Richmond VA musicians, allowing them to play shows that range from bluegrass to hard hitting rock n roll sets all the way to jazz funk and de… Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 9:00 PM – Thursday, June 4, 2015, 12:00 AM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecamel.org.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

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

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

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

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

This exhibition is the first major American exhibition to consider the French floral still life across the 19th century. Developed from the strong partnerships fostered by the French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME), the exhibition is organized by Mitchell Merling, Paul Mellon Curator and head of the Department of European Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Heather MacDonald, the Lillian and James H. Clark Associate Curator of European Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. The exhibition explores the infusion of new spirit and meaning into the traditional genre of floral still-life painting in 19th-century France, even as the advent of modernism was radically transforming the art world. It features more than 60 flower paintings by more than 30 artists, including well-known painters such as Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, and Henri Matisse, as well as less familiar figures such as Antoine Berjon and Simon Saint-Jean. These artists, wh… Thursday, June 4, 2015, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Hardywood Food Truck Court

We're kicking off the season with a mix of 16 new and favorite local gourmet mobile food vendors, with many more carts on rotation in the weeks to come. Enjoy our line up of seasonal craft beers to pair with eclectic tacos, wood-fired pizza, authentic French crepes, handmade ice cream, Cajun street food, traditional Mediterranean kabobs and more. Hardywood Food Truck Court runs from 5:30-9pm every Thursday through the season and is a family friendly environment. All ages are welcome at the brewery. Virginia ABC law prohibits bringing outside alcoholic beverages on-site, and underage drinking will be strictly prohibited. Info - http://www.hardywood.com/events. Thursday, June 4, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

Garage Rock Happy Hour: Buttermilk Sundays at The Camel

The Buttermilk Sundays cram 60's R&B, Surf, Atomic punk, Watusi dancing girls and biker rebellion into a cannon and blast their genre bending mess all over the world's go-go boots. If you can sit still to this music, you are dead. Seriously, call your doctor. You are deceased. If not, check out The Buttermilk Sundays and get your heart back on track. Free. Details: http://www.thecamel.org/event/840949-garage-rock-happy-hour-richmond/. Thursday, June 4, 2015, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecamel.org.

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic at Innsbrook After Hours

Recording both as Parliament and Funkadelic, George Clinton revolutionized R&B during the ’70s, twisting soul music into funk by adding influences from several late-’60s acid heroes: Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, and Sly Stone. The Parliament/Funkadelicmachine ruled black music during the ’70s, capturing over 40 R&B hit singles (including three number ones) and recording three platinum albums. Clinton has received a Grammy, a Dove (gospel) , and an MTV music video awards, and has been recognized by BMI, the NAACP Image Awards, and Motown Alumni Association for lifetime achievement. Clinton’s Partliament/Funkadelic was inducted into theRock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. $20 general admission; Gold Circle $45-$100. Info & tickets & bios - http://innsbrookafterhours.com/concert-schedule/george-clinton-parliament-funkadelic/. Thursday, June 4, 2015, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 4901 Lakebrook Dr. Glen Allen, VA. For more info visit innsbrookafterhours.com.

Understanding the Art of Tattoo: The Perseverance of Traditions in Contemporary Japanese Art at VMFA

Thursdays, Jun 4 & 11, 6:30 – 8 pm (2 sessions) Many modern tattoo artists, like contemporary Japanese painters, sculptors, and performing artists, have drawn on traditional Japanese motifs to inspire their work. For all of these artists, various aspects of tradition have been used to reflect the persistence, relevance, and continuing evolution of their work, while they have turned to outside influences to help them conceive new forms and concepts. Drawing from works of art in VMFA’s collection and from the special exhibition Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art and Tradition, this two-part class will explore the use of Modern and Contemporary Japanese art and introduce students to artists and themes in Japanese art from the mid-20th century to the present. This class complements the special exhibition Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art and Tradition. MAY 29, 2015 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition foc… Thursday, June 4, 2015, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Bernstein, Goldings and Stewart Trio - Early Set at Capital Ale House

Guitarist Peter Bernstein, organist Larry Goldings, and drummer Bill Stewart make up one of the best organ jazz trios of the past two decades. The respect the musicians have for one another comes through in the subtle and intricate manner of their musical conversation on stage. Indeed, you can hear them listening to each other. Drawing mainly on jazz standards, and a few original pieces, they re-imagine the organ jazz trio in a quiet, sensual, and grooving presentation. All members of the Young Lion jazz movement at the close of the 20th Century, and now all firmly established jazz stars, this group has been together for 25 years, making multiple recordings that display their distinctive sound, whether exploring the depths of jazz standards, or playing their original compositions. Jazz enthusiasts recognize the trio for charting new ground with hard-swinging, yet thoughtful music. Peter’s warm, feather-light touch and fluid improvisation with Larry Goldings’ warm hum, and Bill Stewart’s polyrhythmic and me… Thursday, June 4, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit capitalalehouse.com.

"Yank! The WWII Musical" at Triangle Theater

May 13 – June 13, 2015 YANK! is a love song to Hollywood's "it takes one of every kind" platoon flicks and to 1940s Broadway. Suffused with songs reminiscent of the era – from swing to big band to boogie-woogie – YANK! concerns what stories get told in wartime, and how WWII became the great catalyst in bringing gay men and women together. “… a bright and enjoyable score that pays homage to the Rodgers & Hammerstein sound … YANK! is a bright, original and moving winner of a musical that earns its exclamation point!” – Variety. $35. Info - http://www.rtriangle.org/the-season.html. Thursday, June 4, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1300 Altamont Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rtriangle.org.

Richmond Shakespeare Festival: “Much Ado About Nothing" at Agecroft Hall

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

RVA Playlist 5th Anniversary Party at The Broadberry w/ No BS, Goldrush, Jonathan Vassar

On Thursday, June 4 music blog RVA Playlist celebrates five years of highlighting the Richmond music scene with a big anniversary show. Local writer Andrew Cothern brings the successful event to the Broadberry to commemorate the success of the online music site. The night features some of the best local bands in the city including Jonathan Vassar and the Badlands, Goldrush, and NO BS Brass Band. The Broadberry is RVA's latest premier destination for live music, which also has local craft beers on tap and serves a full menu all night. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. $5 ADV, $10. http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/816437-rva-playlist-5th-anniversary-richmond/. Thursday, June 4, 2015, 8:00 PM – Friday, June 5, 2015, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Bernstein, Goldings and Stewart Trio - Late Set at Capital Ale House

Guitarist Peter Bernstein, organist Larry Goldings, and drummer Bill Stewart make up one of the best organ jazz trios of the past two decades. The respect the musicians have for one another comes through in the subtle and intricate manner of their musical conversation on stage. Indeed, you can hear them listening to each other. Drawing mainly on jazz standards, and a few original pieces, they re-imagine the organ jazz trio in a quiet, sensual, and grooving presentation. All members of the Young Lion jazz movement at the close of the 20th Century, and now all firmly established jazz stars, this group has been together for 25 years, making multiple recordings that display their distinctive sound, whether exploring the depths of jazz standards, or playing their original compositions. Jazz enthusiasts recognize the trio for charting new ground with hard-swinging, yet thoughtful music. Peter’s warm, feather-light touch and fluid improvisation with Larry Goldings’ warm hum, and Bill Stewart’s polyrhythmic and me… Thursday, June 4, 2015, 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit capitalalehouse.com.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

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

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

MAY 29, 2015 – SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists –Ryudaibori (formerly Horitaka, Horitomo, Horishiki, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken – inspired by the Japanese tradition of tattooing and heavily influenced by the traditional Japanese arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking. Specially commissioned photographs of work by each artist will be displayed alongside tools and relief carvings, as well as a recreated Torii. A companion book of the same title features additional photographs and writings, and is published by the Japanese American National Museum. $8-$10. Details: http://vmfa.museum/exhibitions/exhibitions/art-japanese-tattoo/. Friday, June 5, 2015, 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

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

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

First Fridays Art Walk

Click here for the pdf with ALL of the participating galleries, exhibits, and information - http://rvafirstfridays.com/ First Friday Art Walk offers exhibits at more than 20 downtown art galleries. Participating venues hold openings and other special events from 5-9pm to increase your awareness and appreciation of the rich cultural and entertainment opportunities offered by Richmond's Broad Street Historical District and the surrounding area. Friday, June 5, 2015, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Adams & Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvafirstfridays.com.

Beers & Banjos: Slack Family Bluegrass at The Camel

Free. Beers & Banjos: Slack Family Bluegrass http://www.slackfamily.com/ Info: http://www.thecamel.org/event/856627-beers-banjos-slack-family-richmond/. Friday, June 5, 2015, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Food Truck Court at Woodland Heights Baptist

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

Friday Cheers at Brown's Island: Future Islands with White Laces

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

Maggie L. Walker Governor's School Senior Art Exhibition at Art Works

Jeff Hall provides the inspiration and guidance for the visual art students at Maggie L. Walker where he supports a broad range of experiences in both two and three dimensions and a wide variety of media. The students present their work at a reception on June 5th (6 pm – 9 pm). The show continues through June 21st. The exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery. This event is free and open to the public. Parking is free. Details: http://www.artworksrichmond.com/. Friday, June 5, 2015, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 320 Hull St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.artworksrichmond.com.

An Evening of Bluegrass with Randy Cook & Commonwealth Bluegrass Band at CAGA

Playing together for many years and recording two CD's with the band James Bailey & Company, Randy Cook (Mandolin), and Malcolm Pulley (Banjo), have teamed up with bass player Lance Seal, fiddle player Wally Hughes, and guitarist Jason Owen, to form the Commonwealth Bluegrass Band. The band plays traditional and modern bluegrass and is known for their close harmonies and high lonesome sound. Admission: $15 Tickets/information: 804-261-ARTS (2787) or online at http://www.artsglenallen.com. Friday, June 5, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 2880 Mountain Rd. Glen Allen, VA 23060. For more info visit www.artsglenallen.com.

Earthquake at Funny Bone

If the key to success in Hollywood is longevity and all the Hollywood players get their ever so anticipated 15 minutes of fame, then Comedian Earthquake has to have somehow lucked up on an hour. Not only does he have the staying power, his evolution seems to make him funnier, more relevant, and in higher demand with every Twitter entry, Facebook status and stand-up performance he makes. He''s as hot as he''s always been and his fans are simmering and waiting for him to blow."When this guy finally gets his break, I don''t want to be around to see it!" exclaims Comedian DL Hughley when referencing Comedian Earthquake''s highly anticipated career bang. One wonders if the bang is even necessary. His presence on the comedy circuit has propelled him to be one of the most beloved and adored comedians of all time... many of whom liken him to the gone too soon and never forgotten, Robin Harris. Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $25.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM 9:30 PM - $25.00. Friday, June 5, 2015, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybonecentral.com.

"Yank! The WWII Musical" at Triangle Theater

May 13 – June 13, 2015 YANK! is a love song to Hollywood's "it takes one of every kind" platoon flicks and to 1940s Broadway. Suffused with songs reminiscent of the era – from swing to big band to boogie-woogie – YANK! concerns what stories get told in wartime, and how WWII became the great catalyst in bringing gay men and women together. “… a bright and enjoyable score that pays homage to the Rodgers & Hammerstein sound … YANK! is a bright, original and moving winner of a musical that earns its exclamation point!” – Variety. $35. Info - http://www.rtriangle.org/the-season.html. Friday, June 5, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 1300 Altamont Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.rtriangle.org.

Richmond Shakespeare Festival: “Much Ado About Nothing" at Agecroft Hall

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING by William Shakespeare| The Richmond Shakespeare Festival at Agecroft Hall June 4 – June 28, 2015 While young lovers Claudio and Hero have their upcoming wedding sabotaged by the schemes of a resentful soldier, sharp-tongued rivals Beatrice and Benedick fall prey to a prank by their friends; each becomes convinced the other is in love with them. Despite vicious volleys of cynical wit, they somehow manage to find true love in this, one of Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies. ********************************* HAMLET by William Shakespeare The Richmond Shakespeare Festival at Agecroft Hall July 9 – August 2, 2015 This summer, we are excited to explore Hamlet through an alternate lens. Following a 200-year-old tradition of female Hamlets, Richmond’s award-winning actress, Molly Hood, will take on the title role. Shakespeare lays bare his characters’ nobility and fallibility and, in that spirit, this production will investigate the implications of a modern woman as heir to… Friday, June 5, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 4301 Sulgrave Rd. Richmond, VA. For more info visit henleystreettheatre.org.

Bio Ritmo at The Broadberry

La Exelencia, Grupo Fantasma, Jose Conde y la Fresca, Alex Wilson, Sergent Garcia, and Ricardo Lemvo have all produced excellent samples of contemporary salsa, but surely one of the best original and longest running must be Bio Ritmo. Since their founding in 1991, this Richmond, Virginia-based orchestra has fearlessly carried on the spirit of tradition/innovation that once was so prevalent in the 1970s but is rarer today. These self-produced, veteran indie-label warriors are all accomplished musicians in their own right, coming originally from disparate musical backgrounds outside the realm of salsa-reggae, punk, classical, and modern jazz. $8 ADV, $10. http://www.thebroadberry.com/event/849371-bio-ritmo-richmond/. Friday, June 5, 2015, 8:00 PM – Saturday, June 6, 2015, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

The Southern Belles at The Camel

The Southern Belles - The Southern Belles are a prog rock band from Richmond who can turn on a gluon. Their debut album, Sharp as a Knife, demonstrates this and much much more. Richmond, Va.’s the Southern Belles corral elements of jazz, rock, funk and country into an elastic, groove-centric amalgamation of psychedelia and twang... $7-$10. http://www.thecamel.org/event/856623-southern-belles-richmond/. Friday, June 5, 2015, 9:00 PM – Saturday, June 6, 2015, 12:00 AM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecamel.org.

Earthquake at Funny Bone

If the key to success in Hollywood is longevity and all the Hollywood players get their ever so anticipated 15 minutes of fame, then Comedian Earthquake has to have somehow lucked up on an hour. Not only does he have the staying power, his evolution seems to make him funnier, more relevant, and in higher demand with every Twitter entry, Facebook status and stand-up performance he makes. He''s as hot as he''s always been and his fans are simmering and waiting for him to blow."When this guy finally gets his break, I don''t want to be around to see it!" exclaims Comedian DL Hughley when referencing Comedian Earthquake''s highly anticipated career bang. One wonders if the bang is even necessary. His presence on the comedy circuit has propelled him to be one of the most beloved and adored comedians of all time... many of whom liken him to the gone too soon and never forgotten, Robin Harris. Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $25.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM 9:30 PM - $25.00. Friday, June 5, 2015, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybonecentral.com.