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Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday, April 1 - October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

"Go, Dog. Go!" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

July 11 – August 3, 2014 From cars and boats to Ferris wheels and roller skates, Go, Dog. Go! takes viewers of all ages for the ride of a lifetime! This imaginative and playful adaptation of P.D. Eastman’s classic book about canine adventures is a riotous extravaganza for the whole family! Young readers will delight at seeing a familiar story come alive onstage, while parents, grandparents, and siblings are sure to love the production’s slapstick humor, dazzling musical numbers, and nods to Broadway, Vaudeville, and circus performance! Don’t miss out on the dog party! Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 3 to 8. $15. http://va-rep.org/show_go_dog.html. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"The Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Victory Church" at Hanover Tavern

July 18 – August 24, 2014 Hanover Tavern World Premiere The roads are flooded, the bridges are washed out, and less generous souls are staying safely indoors, but it takes more than a little rain to keep the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood from fulfilling their sworn mission. Come sit in on this month's meeting in the basement of Second Trinity Victory Church; our five angels of mercy will leave you breathless with laughter as they do their best to help the victims of global disaster, spiritual deprivation, and, most of all, each other. Don't miss this hilarious and heart-warming World Premiere by award winning Richmond playwright Bo Wilson. $36. http://va-rep.org/show_charitable_sisterhood.html. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Books on Broad: featuring March Leepson "What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key: A Life" at The Library of Virginia

Free. Marc Leepson is a journalist, historian and former staff writer for Congressional Quarterly in Washington, D.C. What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key: A Life is a full-length biography of Key, the first in more than 85 years. Reception (wine and cheese) 5:30–6:00 PM, book talk 6:00–7:00 PM, and book signing 7:00–7:30 PM. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. 800 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lva.virginia.gov.

John Hiatt & Robert Cray at Innsbrook After Hours

Info & tickets & bios - http://innsbrookafterhours.com/concert-schedule/john-hiatt-robert-cray-band/ Over thirty-five years after the release of his debut album, John Hiatt remains one of America’s most respected and influential singer-songwriters. As the Los Angeles Times once wrote, “(Hiatt) writes the funniest sad songs – and the saddest funny songs – of just about anybody alive.” John Hiatt’s songs have been covered by artists as diverse as Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt (“Thing Called Love”), Buddy Guy, Emmylou Harris, Ronnie Milsap, Iggy Pop, the Neville Brothers, Rosanne Cash (the #1 country hit, “The Way We Make A Broken Heart”), the Jeff Healey Band (“Angel Eyes”), Willie Nelson, Steve Earle, Linda Ronstadt, and even the cartoon bear band of Disney’s 2002 film, The Country Bears. He earned a Grammy nomination for his album Crossing Muddy Waters, and B.B. King and Eric Clapton shared a Grammy for their album Riding With The King, the title track from which was a Hiatt composition. With 5 Grammy Aw… Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 4901 Lakebrook Dr. Glen Allen, VA. For more info visit innsbrookafterhours.com.

Strange Matter & Vinyl Conflict Present Power Trip, Mammoth Grinder, Iron Reagan, Ramming Speed & Holy Land at Strange Matter

Strange Matter & Vinyl Conflict Present Power Trip, Mammoth Grinder, Iron Reagan, Ramming Speed & Holy Land 7pm Doors | $12 Cover | 18+ FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/713029095426392/. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.com.

Susan Greenbaum (solo) at Ashland Coffee & Tea

The marvelous Susan Greenbaum returns for Homegrown Wednesdays with some of her holiday favorites!. As she says on her own website, “no one knows what will come out of my mouth at these shows! New songs? Old songs? Songs I don’t actually know? ANYthing is possible, and it’s always a lovely time!” Tickets are $5 at the door. Website: http://www.susangreenbaum.com/ $5. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

Clash of the Comics at Funny Bone

$10. This is a two-part show with something for everyone… First… Comics compete for laughs to see who could be the next "big thing" and who should keep their day gig… Second… Headlining comedians crank it up a notch showcasing their talents for our general manager. Come out to the show, warm up your face muscles, and prepare your tear ducts for an evening of hilarity. If you are interested in signing up, just stop by the box office. Sign up ends one week before each competition. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.com.

Silver Snakes, Vattnet Viskar at The Camel

$10. Silver Snakes https://www.facebook.com/yearofthesnakes Year of the Snake is Silver Snakes' first full-length in nearly three years, following 2011's Pictures of a Floating World (as well as 2012's Old Light single and last year's split EP with Souvenirs and Sundance teaser). Their sophomore effort builds on the promise of those releases, delivering a heavy, uncompromising, metallic post-hardcore/alternative hybrid experimentally touching upon both ends of the rock spectrum, from sludgy forays to acoustic detours and a snarling melodic sensibility spread throughout. with Vattnet Viskar https://www.facebook.com/vattnetviskar. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

The Southern Belles, Mighty Joshua at The Broadberry

$7. http://www.thesouthernbellesmusic.com/ The Southern Belles are a Psychedelic, American, Rock & Roll band from Richmond, VA. The band consists of Adrian Ciucci (guitar/vocals), Tommy Booker (keys/vocals), Raphael Katchinoff (drums/vocals), and Andrew Carper (bass/vocals). The band formed in 2010 and since then has been growing exponentially. The Southern Belles hold residencies across the state of Virginia in Charlottesville, Herndon, and our hometown of Richmond. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 2729 W. Broad Street Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Old Dominion Playboys at Cary St. Cafe

Old Dominion Playboys - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Old-Dominion-Playboys/458943254145254 Western Swing from RVA--East meets Southwest No Cover. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 10:00 PM – Thursday, July 24, 2014, 12:00 AM. 2631 W. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.carystreetcafe.com.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday, April 1 - October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Thursday, July 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

"Go, Dog. Go!" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

July 11 – August 3, 2014 From cars and boats to Ferris wheels and roller skates, Go, Dog. Go! takes viewers of all ages for the ride of a lifetime! This imaginative and playful adaptation of P.D. Eastman’s classic book about canine adventures is a riotous extravaganza for the whole family! Young readers will delight at seeing a familiar story come alive onstage, while parents, grandparents, and siblings are sure to love the production’s slapstick humor, dazzling musical numbers, and nods to Broadway, Vaudeville, and circus performance! Don’t miss out on the dog party! Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 3 to 8. $15. http://va-rep.org/show_go_dog.html. Thursday, July 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Establishing Religious Freedom: Jefferson’s Statute in Virginia by Thomas E. Buckley at Virginia Historical Society

The significance of the Virginia Statute for Establishing Religious Freedom goes far beyond the borders of the Old Dominion. Its influence ultimately extended to the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the separation of church and state. In his latest book, Thomas Buckley tells the story of the statute, beginning with its background in the struggles of colonial dissenters against an oppressive Church of England. Displacing an established church by instituting religious freedom, the Virginia statute provided the most substantial guarantees of religious liberty of any state in the new nation. The effort to implement Jefferson’s statute has even broader significance in its anticipation of the conflict that would occupy the whole country after the Supreme Court nationalized the religion clause of the First Amendment in the 1940s. Thomas E. Buckley, professor in residence in the department of history of Loyola Marymount University, is the author of several books on Virginia’s religious history, including Church a… Thursday, July 24, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. 428 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vahistorical.org.

The Secret Life of a Victorian House at Maymont

Explore Maymont Mansion and learn what it was like to live and work at the estate 100 years ago. The Dooleys' housemaid brings the mansion to life during a family-friendly tour of the upstairs and downstairs of this grand home. $6 per person/$4 members. Thursday, July 24, 2014, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM. 1700 Hampton St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.maymont.org.

Flowers After 5 at Lewis Ginter

July 10, 17, 24, 31; August 7, 14, 21, 28 Kick back and relax at the Garden on Thursday evenings this summer! Stroll through the gardens; enjoy wine, music, dining al fresco and shopping. The location for this event is outside of the Historic Bloemendaal House. Don't forget about our wonderful Family Activities! Fidos After 5 is the second Thursday of each month (June 12, July 10, August 14) when leashed pets are invited as well. $2 suggested pet admission benefits the Richmond SPCA. Flowers After 5 is rain or shine; in case of extreme inclement weather, activities will be moved inside. The Garden's in-house caterer, Meriwether Godsey, offers wine by the glass and by the bottle, specialty beers, and food for purchase at the event site. The Conservatory is open, but the Butterflies LIVE! wing is closed as butterflies tend to roost in the evenings. Come back and visit them during the day when they are more active! Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Info and details of… Thursday, July 24, 2014, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Hardywood Food Truck Court

We're kicking off the season with a mix of 16 new and favorite local gourmet mobile food vendors, with many more carts on rotation in the weeks to come. Enjoy our line up of seasonal craft beers to pair with eclectic tacos, wood-fired pizza, authentic French crepes, handmade ice cream, Cajun street food, traditional Mediterranean kabobs and more. Hardywood Food Truck Court runs from 5:30-9pm every Thursday through the season and is a family friendly environment. All ages are welcome at the brewery. Virginia ABC law prohibits bringing outside alcoholic beverages on-site, and underage drinking will be strictly prohibited. FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/681240638580676/?source=1 Info - http://www.hardywood.com/content/hardywood-food-truck-court-1. Thursday, July 24, 2014, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

An Evening with Emmylou Harris at Maymont

Web: http://www.maymont.org/on-stage FB - https://www.facebook.com/maymont Gates open at 5:30pm, show starts at 6:30pm Carriage House Lawn 13-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient Emmylou Harris performs on stage at Maymont! Harris's contributions as a singer and songwriter span 40 years. She has recorded more than 25 albums and has lent her talents to countless fellow artists’ recordings. In recognition of her remarkable career, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008. Purchase tickets online ($35 standing, $65 seated). Visit our Haymaker Presents page for more information - http://www.maymont.org/haymaker-presents. Thursday, July 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 1700 Hampton St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.maymont.org.

Jazz Cafe at VMFA: Michael Hawkins & Friends

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. Jul 10 MARY HERMANN GARCIA Jazz standards, bossa novas, blues, and New Orleans music with vocalist Mary Hermann García, Antonio García on trombone, percussion, vocals; John Conley on guitar; and Brian Sulser on bass. Jul 17 TONY MATA TRIO Sophisticated jazz in a trio format with Tony Mata on guitar, Brian Jones on drums, and Jimmy Masters on bass. Jul 24 REGINALD CYNTJE BAND A celebration of the music and culture of the Caribbean with the release of his new CD, Elements of Life, featuring Reginald Cyntje on trombone, Victor Provost on steel pan, Herman Burney on bass, and Amin Gumbs on drums. Jul 31 QUINTESSENTIAL JAZZ Jazz, funk, soul and gospel with William Prentiss on flute/tenor sax, Chris Moseley on trumpet/flu… Thursday, July 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vmfa.state.va.us.

O.A.R. and Phillip Phillips at Innsbrook After Hours

Info & tickets & bios - http://innsbrookafterhours.com/concert-schedule/o-a-r-phillip-phillips/ O.A.R. is renowned for their incredible live shows and sell-out performances at massive venues such as Red Rocks and Madison Square Garden. The band has just wrapped up production on a brand new album – The Rockville LP – which is set for release June 10th on Vanguard Records. The anthemic song “Peace,” the debut single from The Rockville LP, is climbing the charts and has already become a mainstay on radio station playlist across the country. Phillip Phillips is also in the midst of a hit single with “Raging Fire,” the first track from his highly anticipated Behind The Light album, set for release on May 19th on 19 Recordings/Interscope. Phillips will perform the song tomorrow night (April 1st) on Conan. Thursday, July 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 4901 Lakebrook Dr. Glen Allen, VA. For more info visit innsbrookafterhours.com.

July UNhappy Hour at Poe Museum

Kick back in the Poe Museum's legendary Enchanted Garden for live music, refreshments, and fun. More information is coming soon. Live Music by: John Ellis http://www.virginiaroadsong.com/. Thursday, July 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 1914 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.poemuseum.org.

Richmond Symphony's Summer at CenterStage Series

$22. Summer at CenterStage is perfect for those new to the classical music experience, as well as for the most die-hard listeners and offers fantastic music in a relaxed environment. Ellen Cockerham, violin Maria Yefimova, piano Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major, Op. 78 Grieg: Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45 This Series is in partnership with CenterStage, University of Richmond and VCUArts. Thursday, July 24, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.

Greg Trooper at Ashland Coffee & Tea

$12 advance; $15 door. Greg Trooper is a singer/songwriter who has released 11 albums since 1986. Raised in the shore town of Little Silver, NJ he became enthralled by the greater New York area’s rich music scene. He discovered a sort of holy musical trinity in the work of Otis Redding, Bob Dylan, and Hank Williams, with their guiding lights of passion, literary dexterity and plainspoken honesty. It’s one reason Trooper’s music feels equally informed by Memphis soul, Greenwich Village folk and Nashville twang. Trooper has made an impact on the music scenes in all the places he’s lived since leaving home after high school: Austin, Texas, Lawrence, Kansas, Nashville and New York. Music critics praise his poetic feel, infectious melodies and insightful lyrics.Americana star Buddy Miller produced 1998’s ‘Popular Demons’ album, while soul legend Dan Penn steered 2005’s extraordinary ‘Make It Through This World’. His songs have been recorded by numerous artists including: Vince Gill, Steve Earle, Billy Bragg… Thursday, July 24, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

Imaginary Sons and The Mad Anthonys at The Camel

$5. Imaginary Sons - http://www.reverbnation.com/imaginarysons The Mad Anthonys - http://www.reverbnation.com/themadanthonys. Thursday, July 24, 2014, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Lil Duval at Funny Bone

In 2005 Roland Powell aka Lil Duvall was one of the finalist on BET''s Coming to the Stage. Lil Duvall''s performance was was smart, witty and cleaver. Today, Lil Duvall is rapidly becoming one of the most talked about comedians in the industry. Lil Duvall is a Jacksonville, Florida native and has electrified stages across the United States and abroad. Lil Duvall united the languages through laughter on the Mega Ven European Comedy Tour in 2001. Lil Duvall works all of the local Comedy Clubs and College and was selected to be a feature act on the 30 city Bud Lite Comedy Tour with “ CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER” during the summer of 2001. Prior to performing on BET''s Coming to the Stage, Lil Duvall has appeared on “SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO,” BET''s “COMIC VIEW.” He was a cast member on the weekly comedy variety television series on the Fox Network “Cedric The Entertainer Presents…” the Platinum selling DVD “Cedric The Entertainer’s Starting Line Up – VOLUME ONE,” and you can hear on the Comedy Remix of the Pla… Thursday, July 24, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybonecentral.com.

"The Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Victory Church" at Hanover Tavern

July 18 – August 24, 2014 Hanover Tavern World Premiere The roads are flooded, the bridges are washed out, and less generous souls are staying safely indoors, but it takes more than a little rain to keep the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood from fulfilling their sworn mission. Come sit in on this month's meeting in the basement of Second Trinity Victory Church; our five angels of mercy will leave you breathless with laughter as they do their best to help the victims of global disaster, spiritual deprivation, and, most of all, each other. Don't miss this hilarious and heart-warming World Premiere by award winning Richmond playwright Bo Wilson. $36. http://va-rep.org/show_charitable_sisterhood.html. Thursday, July 24, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"The Color Purple" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

June 19 – August 3, 2014 Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel An inspiring family saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world, this musical adaptation of Alice Walker's novel (and the popular 1985 Steven Spielberg film) spotlights Celie, a downtrodden young woman whose personal awakening over the course of 40 years forms the arc of this epic story. With a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel, African music and blues, The Color Purple is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love and a celebration of life. Premium $60 | Standard $48 | Value $36 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_color_purple.html. Thursday, July 24, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.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. Also featuring everyone’s favorite live gameshow – IMPROV AGAINST HUMANITY, where audience contestants make improvisers act out horrible things. http://rvacomedy.com/ FREE. Thursday, July 24, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

Stay Sweet Records Presents Hold Tight!, Nona, Lilac Daze & Teen Death at Strange Matter

Stay Sweet Records Presents Hold Tight! Nona, Lilac Daze & Teen Death 9pm Doors | $6 Cover | 18+ FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/1439846472949872. Thursday, July 24, 2014, 9:00 PM – Friday, July 25, 2014, 12:00 AM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.com.

Twangtown Thursdays at Balliceaux w/ Red Light Rodeo & Alison Self

21+. Free. FB - https://www.facebook.com/TwangtownThursdays. Thursday, July 24, 2014, 9:00 PM – Friday, July 25, 2014, 12:00 AM. 203 N. Lombardy St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.balliceauxrva.com.

The Trongone Band at Cary St. Cafe

10pm-2am Free. The Trongone Band - http://www.thetrongoneband.com/ Classic Rock/Blues/Jam/Dead. Thursday, July 24, 2014, 10:00 PM – Friday, July 25, 2014, 12:00 AM. 2631 W. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.carystreetcafe.com.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday, April 1 - October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

"Go, Dog. Go!" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

July 11 – August 3, 2014 From cars and boats to Ferris wheels and roller skates, Go, Dog. Go! takes viewers of all ages for the ride of a lifetime! This imaginative and playful adaptation of P.D. Eastman’s classic book about canine adventures is a riotous extravaganza for the whole family! Young readers will delight at seeing a familiar story come alive onstage, while parents, grandparents, and siblings are sure to love the production’s slapstick humor, dazzling musical numbers, and nods to Broadway, Vaudeville, and circus performance! Don’t miss out on the dog party! Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 3 to 8. $15. http://va-rep.org/show_go_dog.html. Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Beers & Banjos: Kind Stranger at The Camel

Free. Beers & Banjos: Kind Stranger (Irish Folk). Friday, July 25, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Brews & Blues: The Trongone Band feat. Atiba Taylor at Capital Ale House

Free. The Trongone band is a music lover’s band. They live in the space that rests between the tension of the familiar and the truly distinct. At its core, the family unit portion of the band, brothers Johnny and Andrew and papa John Trongone, who give the band its name, lay the foundation, the natural cohesion that comes with an intimate familial bond. Similarly their choice of Rock and Americana covers connects with the listener at primal, yet comforting level. What sets this group apart is the inclusion of a diverse and district accompaniment. Mark Ingraham a local legend, who plays with hallmark groups like the D.J. Williams Projekt, musical prodigy Matt Zavitz, and Ben “Wolf” White from the Former Champions, all lend their respective and unique talents that make up this truly awesome powerhouse. More: http://capitalalehouse.com/events-info/?ee=110. Friday, July 25, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit capitalalehouse.com.

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. http://vmfa.museum/calendar/events/fourth-fridays-meet-art/. Friday, July 25, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Friday Art & Wine at VMFA: You’ve Got the Look

Now you have more reasons to hang out at VMFA on Friday nights! Head to the museum and enjoy discounted beverages and free half-hour gallery tours at 7 and 7:30 pm. On the first Friday of each month, check out our First Fridays entertainment, too. Connect with newcomers to Richmond and those new to the arts scene as you make new social and professional contacts. You'll enjoy delicious café cuisine as well as discounted beverages and guided art tours as part of Friday Art & Wine. Friday, July 25, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vmfa.state.va.us.

Question Bridge: Black Males at VMFA

Question Bridge: Black Males provides a safe setting for honest expression and healing dialogue on themes that divide, unite, and puzzle black males in the United States. Using video-mediated Q&A with the audience, the single-screen film instigates a trans-media conversation across many geographic, economic, generational, educational, and social strata of the black male community. Creator, Chris Johnson, along with Hank Willis Thomas, Bayeté Ross Smith and Kamal Sinclair, have traveled the nation collecting questions and answers from black men in many major US cities. Through exchanges within this extended community, surprising insights and a greater appreciation for our common humanity have emerged. Johnson and Virginia filmmaker Tim Reid will lead a discussion after the film.Film: 75 minutes. $8 (VMFA members $5). Friday, July 25, 2014, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Lil Duval at Funny Bone

In 2005 Roland Powell aka Lil Duvall was one of the finalist on BET''s Coming to the Stage. Lil Duvall''s performance was was smart, witty and cleaver. Today, Lil Duvall is rapidly becoming one of the most talked about comedians in the industry. Lil Duvall is a Jacksonville, Florida native and has electrified stages across the United States and abroad. Lil Duvall united the languages through laughter on the Mega Ven European Comedy Tour in 2001. Lil Duvall works all of the local Comedy Clubs and College and was selected to be a feature act on the 30 city Bud Lite Comedy Tour with “ CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER” during the summer of 2001. Prior to performing on BET''s Coming to the Stage, Lil Duvall has appeared on “SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO,” BET''s “COMIC VIEW.” He was a cast member on the weekly comedy variety television series on the Fox Network “Cedric The Entertainer Presents…” the Platinum selling DVD “Cedric The Entertainer’s Starting Line Up – VOLUME ONE,” and you can hear on the Comedy Remix of the Pla… Friday, July 25, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybonecentral.com.

Evening Bat Search at Maymont

Learn about one of nature's most fascinating creatures on this summer night hike. Using spotlights and detectors, families will seek out these mysterious friends in the Maymont gardens. Ages 5 and older; adult must accompany child. Click here to register online. http://www.maymont.org/calendar?cid=2&ceid=1575&cerid=0&cdt=7%2f25%2f2014 $8 per person/$6 members. 804-358-7166, ext. 329. Friday, July 25, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:15 PM. 1800 Hampton St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.maymont.org.

"The Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Victory Church" at Hanover Tavern

July 18 – August 24, 2014 Hanover Tavern World Premiere The roads are flooded, the bridges are washed out, and less generous souls are staying safely indoors, but it takes more than a little rain to keep the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood from fulfilling their sworn mission. Come sit in on this month's meeting in the basement of Second Trinity Victory Church; our five angels of mercy will leave you breathless with laughter as they do their best to help the victims of global disaster, spiritual deprivation, and, most of all, each other. Don't miss this hilarious and heart-warming World Premiere by award winning Richmond playwright Bo Wilson. $36. http://va-rep.org/show_charitable_sisterhood.html. Friday, July 25, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"The Color Purple" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

June 19 – August 3, 2014 Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel An inspiring family saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world, this musical adaptation of Alice Walker's novel (and the popular 1985 Steven Spielberg film) spotlights Celie, a downtrodden young woman whose personal awakening over the course of 40 years forms the arc of this epic story. With a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel, African music and blues, The Color Purple is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love and a celebration of life. Premium $60 | Standard $48 | Value $36 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_color_purple.html. Friday, July 25, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

D!RTY AUD!O & Tincup at The National

Doors: 7:30 PM / Show: 8:00 PM 18+ ONLY EXTRA $5 AT THE DOOR FOR UNDER 21 $15 ADV / $20 DOS Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/drty-audo-and-tincup D!RTY AUD!O is currently one of the top youngest producers in the EDM scene. Only 18 years old, this Los Angeles native has been producing music for the past two years and has gained rapid support. D!RTY AUD!O discovered EDM at the age of 12; it was only a matter of time before it became his true passion. Friday, July 25, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:30 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

RVA Grooves Presents Rosco Bandana at Hippodrome

$20. http://www.rvagrooves.com Rosco Bandana - http://www.roscobandana.com/ Doors open at 7pm, Opening Acts start at 8pm This show will be standing room only. Friday, July 25, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 528 N. 2nd St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hippodromerichmond.com.

Scott Miller at Ashland Coffee & Tea

$15 advance; $20 door. Ever since Steve Earle declared Miller a “world class” songwriter – signing him and his former band The V-Roys to his record label E-Squared and producing their two bedrock Americana albums JUST ADD ICE and ALL ABOUT TOWN with Twangtrust partner Ray Kennedy – Miller has been known as a writer’s writer. Even on the next four albums Miller recorded and releasedon Sugar Hill Records from 2001 to 2008, Miller’s songwriting remained genuinely thoughtful, for the most part regional and history based– but always cloaked in what one New York Times reviewer called an “epic vernacular.” In other words, he wrote big. The last two years have seen big changes for the malapert Miller. “Like many with elderly parents I heard the call: Now is the time for all sons to return to the land of their raising, smother their parents with a pillow and collect their social security,” Miller deadpanned. Moving home to take over the family cattle farm and establishing a new base from which to tour in Staunt… Friday, July 25, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

ComedySportz Improv Theatre

ComedySportz Improv Theatre presents shows every Friday at 8:00 pm and Saturday at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm! ComedySportz is the worldwide sensation that is bringing hilarious, fast-paced, clean comedy to you. ComedySportz Richmond pits two teams, the Richmond Legends and the Virginia Hams, against each other in an improv battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot based off of your suggestions! The audience then votes for the winners. There is also a referee that calls the fouls and we even play the national anthem before each match. $10 with advance reservation, or $12 at the door! Call 266-9377 for reservations! http://www.comedysportzrichmond.com/. Sponsors: CTOWN. HIPP. RIC. Umbrella. VMFA. Friday, July 25, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8906 West Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.comedysportzrichmond.com.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: The Made-Up Movie

http://rvacomedy.com/ $10. In a world where movie spoilers run rampant and where a single trailer can ruin an entire plot, there’s only one solution: Watch a movie that doesn’t exist yet. Impossible? It was. UNTIL NOW. The Coalition Theater presents THE MADE-UP MOVIE – live improv comedy performed as if it were on the silver screen. Your suggestions will inspire the Coalition’s cast of all-star improvisers to create all of the action right before your eyes in a show where every plot twist, every stunt, and every line will be as much of a surprise to the them as it is to YOU. You just can’t Netflix this stuff. Be part of the cinematic experience that has critics raving, “You’ve got to see it…to watch it.”. Friday, July 25, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

Musical – “42nd Street” at Dogwood Dell Festival of the Arts

Call (804) 646-1031 for program updates and information about season performances, or log onto http://www.richmondgov.com/parks/documents/BrochureDogwoodDell.pdf Performance Postponements Due to the brevity of many summer storms, programs are not cancelled or postponed until performance time. Please call (804) 646-DELL (646-3355) for cancellations. Friday, July 25, 2014, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM. 1300 Blanton Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondgov.com.

Jonny Waters & Company at Capital Ale House

Free. Jonny Waters & Company are a multi-talented group of musicians from the Inner and Outer Banks of North Carolina. Recently winning the OBX Entertainment 2012 Band of the Year award, they are proud and grateful to call these islands and shores their home. Doors & Showtime: 10:00 pm More: http://capitalalehouse.com/events-info/?ee=109. Friday, July 25, 2014, 9:00 PM – Saturday, July 26, 2014, 12:00 AM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit capitalalehouse.com.

The Northerners at The Camel

$5. The Northerners - https://www.facebook.com/thenorthernersband. Friday, July 25, 2014, 9:00 PM – Saturday, July 26, 2014, 12:00 AM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

The Sunburns & Sunsets Tour: Watson, DCAN at The Canal Club

The Sunburns & Sunsets Tour Watson - https://www.facebook.com/watsonga DCAN - https://www.facebook.com/dcanhiphop 8:00 doors $8.00/$10.00. Friday, July 25, 2014, 9:00 PM – Saturday, July 26, 2014, 12:00 AM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

Young And In The Way, Unsacred, Salvaticus & Crater at Strange Matter

Young And In The Way, Unsacred, Salvaticus & Crater 9pm Doors | $8 Cover | 18+ FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/665562360178342. Friday, July 25, 2014, 9:00 PM – Saturday, July 26, 2014, 12:00 AM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.com.

Lil Duval at Funny Bone

In 2005 Roland Powell aka Lil Duvall was one of the finalist on BET''s Coming to the Stage. Lil Duvall''s performance was was smart, witty and cleaver. Today, Lil Duvall is rapidly becoming one of the most talked about comedians in the industry. Lil Duvall is a Jacksonville, Florida native and has electrified stages across the United States and abroad. Lil Duvall united the languages through laughter on the Mega Ven European Comedy Tour in 2001. Lil Duvall works all of the local Comedy Clubs and College and was selected to be a feature act on the 30 city Bud Lite Comedy Tour with “ CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER” during the summer of 2001. Prior to performing on BET''s Coming to the Stage, Lil Duvall has appeared on “SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO,” BET''s “COMIC VIEW.” He was a cast member on the weekly comedy variety television series on the Fox Network “Cedric The Entertainer Presents…” the Platinum selling DVD “Cedric The Entertainer’s Starting Line Up – VOLUME ONE,” and you can hear on the Comedy Remix of the Pla… Friday, July 25, 2014, 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.This month we welcome All The Saints Theater Company to the Coalition Stage! http://rvacomedy.com/ $10. Friday, July 25, 2014, 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, July 26, 2014, 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://growrva.com/markets/. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. New Kent Ave. & 42nd St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit growrva.com.

St. Stephen's Farmers' Market

Locally produced seasonal vegetables, fruit, herbs, eggs, poultry, beef, pork, flowers, bread, cheese, pasta and other foods are available. In addition, the market features local artisans, locally roasted coffee, and much more. Open Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, May through October. Ample free parking. Info - http://www.saintstephensrichmond.net/farmersmarket. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 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, April 1 - 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, July 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

"Go, Dog. Go!" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

July 11 – August 3, 2014 From cars and boats to Ferris wheels and roller skates, Go, Dog. Go! takes viewers of all ages for the ride of a lifetime! This imaginative and playful adaptation of P.D. Eastman’s classic book about canine adventures is a riotous extravaganza for the whole family! Young readers will delight at seeing a familiar story come alive onstage, while parents, grandparents, and siblings are sure to love the production’s slapstick humor, dazzling musical numbers, and nods to Broadway, Vaudeville, and circus performance! Don’t miss out on the dog party! Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 3 to 8. $15. http://va-rep.org/show_go_dog.html. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Batter Up: Baseball Memorabilia in the VHS Collection at Virginia Historical Society

From early accounts of bat-and-ball games played in colonial Virginia to Nutzy and the Richmond Flying Squirrels, baseball has long been a part of Virginia history and culture. We’ll go behind the scenes to look at memorabilia, jerseys, equipment, photographs, and baseball cards. With topics ranging from little league to professional teams and all-star icons from Babe Ruth to Justin Verlander, we’ll round them all to explore Virginia’s national past time. Info: http://www.vahistorical.org/attend-event/programs-and-activities/tours/batter-baseball-memorabilia-vhs-collection?start=2014-07-26T10:30. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. 428 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vahistorical.org.

James Madison – The Revolution, the Constitution, and Beyond at Hanover Tavern

Hailed as “The Father of the Constitution,” James Madison reflects on the Revolution, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and his own Presidency. The performance is open to the public and begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Historic Hanover Courthouse, Hanover Courthouse Road, Hanover, Virginia 23069. Groups of 10 or more should call 804-837-4900 to make reservations to attend a performance. For individuals or groups of less than 10, no advance reservations are required. Tickets will be distributed beginning at 10:30 a.m. on the date of the show. The number of tickets distributed will be limited to the legal capacity of the courthouse. Info - http://hanovertavern.org/. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA 23069. For more info visit hanovertavern.org.

48 Hour Film Project Premiere Screenings at The Byrd

The Richmond, VA 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which you and a team make a movie—write, shoot, edit and score it—in just 48 hours. Teams will race to produce short films from start to finish over the course of one weekend using quick-witted creativity, helter-skelter innovation and gallons of caffeine. This speed-based filmmaking contest has become a rite of passage for filmmakers, crew and actors. It would be a great experience for young people interested in filmmaking. http://www.48hourfilm.com/en/richmond/ The films will all be screened at The Byrd Theater on July 26 and July 27 with the Best Of Screening on July 27. Premiere Screenings July 26th and 27th 1:30pm $10 Per Screening or $15 for Weekend Screening Pass. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM. 2908 W. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.48hourfilm.com.

"Go, Dog. Go!" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

July 11 – August 3, 2014 From cars and boats to Ferris wheels and roller skates, Go, Dog. Go! takes viewers of all ages for the ride of a lifetime! This imaginative and playful adaptation of P.D. Eastman’s classic book about canine adventures is a riotous extravaganza for the whole family! Young readers will delight at seeing a familiar story come alive onstage, while parents, grandparents, and siblings are sure to love the production’s slapstick humor, dazzling musical numbers, and nods to Broadway, Vaudeville, and circus performance! Don’t miss out on the dog party! Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 3 to 8. $15. http://va-rep.org/show_go_dog.html. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"The Color Purple" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

June 19 – August 3, 2014 Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel An inspiring family saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world, this musical adaptation of Alice Walker's novel (and the popular 1985 Steven Spielberg film) spotlights Celie, a downtrodden young woman whose personal awakening over the course of 40 years forms the arc of this epic story. With a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel, African music and blues, The Color Purple is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love and a celebration of life. Premium $60 | Standard $48 | Value $36 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_color_purple.html. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

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

We’ll mix it up for you along one of Richmond’s most eclectic thoroughfares. Visit intimate bistros, bustling lunch spots with Southern favorites, and specialty food retailers featured in national magazines while passing through quirky Carytown. You’ll learn secrets from butchers to bakers as well as get a peek at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ new sculpture garden. Come see our culinary trendsetters such as Secco, Dixie Donuts, Deco, Coriander Cafe at Boone’s Food Shop, Belmont Butchery, Carytown Cupcakes, Mezzanine, Basili’s, Water Coastal Kitchen, Don’t Look Back, Curry Craft, Belmont Food Shop, Zeus Gallery Cafe, Museum District B & B, Amour Wine Bistro and others in Carytown and the Museum District. Tickets are $55 inclusive of ticketing fee and can be purchased here. http://realrichmondva.com. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 1217 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit realrichmondva.com.

Circulatory System, The Diamond Center & Father Sunflower & The Golden Rays at Strange Matter

Circulatory System, The Diamond Center & Father Sunflower & The Golden Rays 5pm Doors | $10 In Advance // $12 Day Of Show | All Ages FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/295167323991459/. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.com.

Amuse Restaurant Cook-In at VMFA

Hate the heat at your backyard barbecues? Annoyed by the ants that pop up at your picnics? Then join us at the first-ever Cook-In at Amuse! The debut event in a series of special restaurant dinners, our Cook-In will feature gourmet burgers and house-made hotdogs, paired with locally brewed beverages, unique snacks, and yummy desserts, including popsicles for the over-21 crowd! This is not a prix fixe meal; items will be a la carte but economically priced because of the casual fare. Menu posted by Jul 9. http://vmfa.museum/visit/dining/amuse-restaurant/ Reservations suggested (online or 804.340.1580), but walk-ins are welcome between 5 and 8 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Xtreme Groove at Capital Ale House

Free. Xtreme Groove is a local musical sensation in the Richmond metro area featuring music that appeals to most diverse mature audiences. Their slogan, “ From one Xtreme to the Other,” playing everything from Jazz, Funk, Soul, R&B and everything in between. The band consists of 8 members featuring both a male and female lead vocalist, Bass, Drums, Keys and a powerful 3 piece horn section that will rock your socks from the first note. Xtreme Groove is also tagged at being one of the hottest, most funkiest horn section in town. Collectively as a group they bring a plethora of extensive musical talent and years of experience. A memorable evening is in store for your listening pleasure. So sit back, close your eyes, reminisce and enjoy the funky musical sounds of your youth by “Xtreme Groove.” Doors & Showtime: 6:00 pm More: http://capitalalehouse.com/events-info/?ee=113. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit capitalalehouse.com.

Lil Duval at Funny Bone

In 2005 Roland Powell aka Lil Duvall was one of the finalist on BET''s Coming to the Stage. Lil Duvall''s performance was was smart, witty and cleaver. Today, Lil Duvall is rapidly becoming one of the most talked about comedians in the industry. Lil Duvall is a Jacksonville, Florida native and has electrified stages across the United States and abroad. Lil Duvall united the languages through laughter on the Mega Ven European Comedy Tour in 2001. Lil Duvall works all of the local Comedy Clubs and College and was selected to be a feature act on the 30 city Bud Lite Comedy Tour with “ CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER” during the summer of 2001. Prior to performing on BET''s Coming to the Stage, Lil Duvall has appeared on “SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO,” BET''s “COMIC VIEW.” He was a cast member on the weekly comedy variety television series on the Fox Network “Cedric The Entertainer Presents…” the Platinum selling DVD “Cedric The Entertainer’s Starting Line Up – VOLUME ONE,” and you can hear on the Comedy Remix of the Pla… Saturday, July 26, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybonecentral.com.

Saturday Soul Social presents: Grammy Nominee, Eric Roberson Live in Concert at The Hippodrome

Doors Open: 7pm Showtime: 8:30pm Tickets: $25.00-$50.00 For more information, call (804) 404-2640 or visit http://www.saturdaysoulsocial.com Grammy Award Nominee Singer/Songwriter/Producer Eric Roberson continues to break boundaries as an independent artist in an industry dominated by major labels, manufactured sounds and mainstream radio.Erro, as he is affectionately known by fans and friends alike, has achieved major milestones in his career, from being a successful songwriter and producer for notable artists like Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild, Dwele, Vivian Green and countless others, to releasing 9 albums under his Blue Erro Soul imprint. This Rahway, NJ native and Howard University alum has been nominated in both 2010 and 2011 for a Grammy Award in the Best Urban/Alternative Performance category and continues to blaze trails unheard of from an independent artist. In 2011 his studio album, “Mister Nice Guy” debuted in the top 5 on the iTunes R&B/Soul Charts.Recently Eric released a collaborati… Saturday, July 26, 2014, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 528 N. 2nd St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit hippodromerichmond.com.

Spiral Fracture, Dethorned, Nihilistic, Sight Obscene at The Canal Club

Spiral Fracture - https://www.facebook.com/spiralfracturemetal#!/spiralfracturemetal Dethorned Nihilistic Sight Obscene Awakened the Dormancy 7:00 doors $8.00/$10.00. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

ComedySportz Improv Theatre

ComedySportz Improv Theatre presents shows every Friday at 8:00 pm and Saturday at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm! ComedySportz is the worldwide sensation that is bringing hilarious, fast-paced, clean comedy to you. ComedySportz Richmond pits two teams, the Richmond Legends and the Virginia Hams, against each other in an improv battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot based off of your suggestions! The audience then votes for the winners. There is also a referee that calls the fouls and we even play the national anthem before each match. $10 with advance reservation, or $12 at the door! Call 266-9377 for reservations! http://www.comedysportzrichmond.com/. Sponsors: CTOWN. HIPP. RIC. Umbrella. VMFA. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 8906 West Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.comedysportzrichmond.com.

Richmond Kickers v. Harrisburg City Islanders at City Stadium

Tickets $7-$12. http://www.richmondkickers.com All-Access Pass – $99: Don’t miss a minute of the 2014 season with the Richmond Kickers All-Access Pass. Gain entry to all Kickers home games including the regular season, playoffs, exhibitions and U.S. Open Cup matches. The All-Access Pass includes a complimentary 2014 VIP Parking Pass while supplies last! Family Pass – $149: Discover why Richmond Kickers Pro soccer is the best family entertainment value in town with the 2014 Family Pass! Up to five of your family members can now enjoy all of the 2014 Richmond Kickers Pro regular season home games. Adult Pro Pass - $70 and Youth Pro Pass - $35: The most affordable way to catch all of the Kickers exciting USL PRO action, Adult and Youth Pro Passes provide admission to all 2014 regular season home games. Simply present your Pro Pass at the gate for entry. Four Game Flex Pack – $36 – Four (4) non-game specific tickets that can be used in any combination for Kickers pro regular season home games. The p… Saturday, July 26, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 3201 Maplewood Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondkickers.com.

"The Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Victory Church" at Hanover Tavern

July 18 – August 24, 2014 Hanover Tavern World Premiere The roads are flooded, the bridges are washed out, and less generous souls are staying safely indoors, but it takes more than a little rain to keep the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood from fulfilling their sworn mission. Come sit in on this month's meeting in the basement of Second Trinity Victory Church; our five angels of mercy will leave you breathless with laughter as they do their best to help the victims of global disaster, spiritual deprivation, and, most of all, each other. Don't miss this hilarious and heart-warming World Premiere by award winning Richmond playwright Bo Wilson. $36. http://va-rep.org/show_charitable_sisterhood.html. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"The Color Purple" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

June 19 – August 3, 2014 Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel An inspiring family saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world, this musical adaptation of Alice Walker's novel (and the popular 1985 Steven Spielberg film) spotlights Celie, a downtrodden young woman whose personal awakening over the course of 40 years forms the arc of this epic story. With a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel, African music and blues, The Color Purple is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love and a celebration of life. Premium $60 | Standard $48 | Value $36 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_color_purple.html. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Former Champions with Blaqtronic at The Camel

$7. Former Champions - http://www.formerchampions.net Former Champions are an electro rock band based out of Richmond, Virginia. Their music showcases vocal led compositions intermixed with an array of instrumentally driven electronic pieces. A sonic blend of synthesized keys mixed with sub-bass, harmonized vocals, samples, and a multitude of drums, cymbals and percussion combine to create what the band describes as “street music.” BLAQTRONIC - https://www.facebook.com/pages/BLAQTRONIC/499917520045476. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 PM – Sunday, July 27, 2014, 12:00 AM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Saved By The 90's - A Party With The Bayside Tigers at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $12.50 Show Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/saved-by-the-90s-a-party-with-the-bayside-tigers-1. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

The Free Rangers at Ashland Coffee & Tea

$10. Join The FREE Rangers as they take you on a musical journey through western swing and cowboy, bluegrass, country, blues, folk and whatever else strikes their fancy. The fence is down and the sky’s the limit. Tight vocal harmonies influenced by the likes of the The Everly Brothers, Gram & Emmylou, The Carter Family, Dan Hicks, CSNY and The Louvin Brothers, together with tasty guitar licks, excellent dobro and lap steel sounds, and solid rhythm and bass give them a sound all their own. A slightly irreverent sense of humor, a professional yet relaxed attitude, and their eclectic repertoire of covers and originals keep their fans coming back for more. A Local Favorite! Website: http://www.freerangersmusic.com. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: Riot! Pigeon + DaVinci

http://rvacomedy.com/ $10. Every Saturday at 8pm, The Coalition Theater presents killer longform improv comedy performed by two of their house teams. This week features Pigeon, Da Vinci and THE DREAM – where both teams join together to bring an audience member’s dream to life. PIGEON While conducting his experiments, Nikolai Tesla fell in love with a pigeon he claims found him everywhere he went. When he looked into her eyes, they glowed like lasers. He wrote about the pigeon extensively in his journals and claims he loved her as any man would love a woman. DA VINCI Art, architecture, invention, fart jokes. These are the cornerstones of Leonardo Da Vinci’s genius, and the group that bears his name celebrates his legend through support, character and shared story to create a masterful work of fart. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

Fire Retarded, The Nervous Ticks, Naked Baby & Animal Planet at Strange Matter

Fire Retarded, The Nervous Ticks, Naked Baby & Animal Planet 9pm Doors | $7 Cover | 18+ FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/295167323991459/. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 9:00 PM – Sunday, July 27, 2014, 12:00 AM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.com.

Richmond Burlesque Revue at Gallery 5

Richmond Burlesque Revue more info TBA. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 9:00 PM – Sunday, July 27, 2014, 12:00 AM. 200 W. Marshall St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit gallery5arts.org.

Lil Duval at Funny Bone

In 2005 Roland Powell aka Lil Duvall was one of the finalist on BET''s Coming to the Stage. Lil Duvall''s performance was was smart, witty and cleaver. Today, Lil Duvall is rapidly becoming one of the most talked about comedians in the industry. Lil Duvall is a Jacksonville, Florida native and has electrified stages across the United States and abroad. Lil Duvall united the languages through laughter on the Mega Ven European Comedy Tour in 2001. Lil Duvall works all of the local Comedy Clubs and College and was selected to be a feature act on the 30 city Bud Lite Comedy Tour with “ CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER” during the summer of 2001. Prior to performing on BET''s Coming to the Stage, Lil Duvall has appeared on “SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO,” BET''s “COMIC VIEW.” He was a cast member on the weekly comedy variety television series on the Fox Network “Cedric The Entertainer Presents…” the Platinum selling DVD “Cedric The Entertainer’s Starting Line Up – VOLUME ONE,” and you can hear on the Comedy Remix of the Pla… Saturday, July 26, 2014, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybonecentral.com.

ComedySportz Improv Theatre

ComedySportz Improv Theatre presents shows every Friday at 8:00 pm and Saturday at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm! ComedySportz is the worldwide sensation that is bringing hilarious, fast-paced, clean comedy to you. ComedySportz Richmond pits two teams, the Richmond Legends and the Virginia Hams, against each other in an improv battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot based off of your suggestions! The audience then votes for the winners. There is also a referee that calls the fouls and we even play the national anthem before each match. $10 with advance reservation, or $12 at the door! Call 266-9377 for reservations! http://www.comedysportzrichmond.com/. Sponsors: CTOWN. HIPP. RIC. Umbrella. VMFA. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM. 8906 West Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.comedysportzrichmond.com.

The Deems at Cary St. Cafe

The Deems - https://www.facebook.com/thedeemsband A laser infused jam/rock/reggae/psychedelic/improvisational band from Richmond, VA No Cover. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 10:00 PM – Sunday, July 27, 2014, 12:00 AM. 2631 W. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.carystreetcafe.com.

Richmond Comedy Coalition: Megapower & Super Friends

Join the MEGAPOWER duo (Jim Zarling and Aaron Grant) as they invite some of their good friends to the stage for some of RVA’s best improv comedy. http://rvacomedy.com/ $5. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM. 8 W. Broad St‎. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvacomedy.com.

Afro Funk Explosion at Balliceaux

21+. Free. Saturday, July 26, 2014, 10:30 PM – Sunday, July 27, 2014, 12:00 AM. 203 N. Lombardy St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.balliceauxrva.com.

Capital of the Confectionery Tour w/ bioRide! Food Tour

Sundays, July 6th, July 13th, July 20th, July 27th, August 3rd 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (804) 840-5318. http://realrichmondva.com Join us Sundays in the summer for a shorter, sweeter and no-sweat tour in air-conditioned comfort in bioRide’s sleek Sprinter van. We’ll take off from The Jefferson Hotel and hit some of the sweetest spots in Carytown, The Fan and Church Hill with a Real Richmond Food Tour guide dishing out our usual mix of quirky city info along with the sweets and savories you’ll sample. Possible stops include Proper Pie, Carytown Cupcakes, Chocolates by Kelly, Sub Rosa Bakery, Dixie Donuts and more! Tickets are $45. Sunday, July 27, 2014, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. 101 W. Franklin St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit realrichmondva.com.

Patrick Henry Reenactment at St. John's Church

Since 1976, St. John’s Church Foundation has presented historical reenactments at the original location of the Second Virginia Convention of March 1775. Professional actors in 1770s attire portray ten delegates, including Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington. The delegates engage in the debates and arguments of the Second Virginia Convention, which lead up to Patrick Henry’s immortal “Give me liberty or give me death!” speech. Seating is first come, first served. Seat saving will not be permitted. The entire party must be present before seating will take place. Doors will close once the church reaches capacity or when the reenactment begins. No admittance after the reenactment begins. 1:15 pm — Doors open. Seating is on a first-come, first served basis. 1:30 pm — Music program 1:45 pm — Reenactment begins This event is also FREE, with a suggested donation of $5.00. Information - http://historicstjohnschurch.org/reenactments. Sponsors: CTOWN. HIPP. RIC. Umbrella. VMFA. Sunday, July 27, 2014, 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM. 2401 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23223. For more info visit historicstjohnschurch.org.

48 Hour Film Project Premiere Screenings at The Byrd

The Richmond, VA 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which you and a team make a movie—write, shoot, edit and score it—in just 48 hours. Teams will race to produce short films from start to finish over the course of one weekend using quick-witted creativity, helter-skelter innovation and gallons of caffeine. This speed-based filmmaking contest has become a rite of passage for filmmakers, crew and actors. It would be a great experience for young people interested in filmmaking. http://www.48hourfilm.com/en/richmond/ The films will all be screened at The Byrd Theater on July 26 and July 27 with the Best Of Screening on July 27. Premiere Screenings July 26th and 27th 1:30pm $10 Per Screening or $15 for Weekend Screening Pass. Sunday, July 27, 2014, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM. 2908 W. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.48hourfilm.com.

"Go, Dog. Go!" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

July 11 – August 3, 2014 From cars and boats to Ferris wheels and roller skates, Go, Dog. Go! takes viewers of all ages for the ride of a lifetime! This imaginative and playful adaptation of P.D. Eastman’s classic book about canine adventures is a riotous extravaganza for the whole family! Young readers will delight at seeing a familiar story come alive onstage, while parents, grandparents, and siblings are sure to love the production’s slapstick humor, dazzling musical numbers, and nods to Broadway, Vaudeville, and circus performance! Don’t miss out on the dog party! Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 3 to 8. $15. http://va-rep.org/show_go_dog.html. Sunday, July 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"The Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Victory Church" at Hanover Tavern

July 18 – August 24, 2014 Hanover Tavern World Premiere The roads are flooded, the bridges are washed out, and less generous souls are staying safely indoors, but it takes more than a little rain to keep the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood from fulfilling their sworn mission. Come sit in on this month's meeting in the basement of Second Trinity Victory Church; our five angels of mercy will leave you breathless with laughter as they do their best to help the victims of global disaster, spiritual deprivation, and, most of all, each other. Don't miss this hilarious and heart-warming World Premiere by award winning Richmond playwright Bo Wilson. $36. http://va-rep.org/show_charitable_sisterhood.html. Sunday, July 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"The Color Purple" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

June 19 – August 3, 2014 Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel An inspiring family saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world, this musical adaptation of Alice Walker's novel (and the popular 1985 Steven Spielberg film) spotlights Celie, a downtrodden young woman whose personal awakening over the course of 40 years forms the arc of this epic story. With a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel, African music and blues, The Color Purple is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love and a celebration of life. Premium $60 | Standard $48 | Value $36 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_color_purple.html. Sunday, July 27, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Lil Duval at Funny Bone

In 2005 Roland Powell aka Lil Duvall was one of the finalist on BET''s Coming to the Stage. Lil Duvall''s performance was was smart, witty and cleaver. Today, Lil Duvall is rapidly becoming one of the most talked about comedians in the industry. Lil Duvall is a Jacksonville, Florida native and has electrified stages across the United States and abroad. Lil Duvall united the languages through laughter on the Mega Ven European Comedy Tour in 2001. Lil Duvall works all of the local Comedy Clubs and College and was selected to be a feature act on the 30 city Bud Lite Comedy Tour with “ CEDRIC THE ENTERTAINER” during the summer of 2001. Prior to performing on BET''s Coming to the Stage, Lil Duvall has appeared on “SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO,” BET''s “COMIC VIEW.” He was a cast member on the weekly comedy variety television series on the Fox Network “Cedric The Entertainer Presents…” the Platinum selling DVD “Cedric The Entertainer’s Starting Line Up – VOLUME ONE,” and you can hear on the Comedy Remix of the Pla… Sunday, July 27, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybonecentral.com.

The Mingus Awareness Project at The Camel

$7. The Mingus Awareness Project - Jazz. Sunday, July 27, 2014, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Musical – “42nd Street” at Dogwood Dell Festival of the Arts

Call (804) 646-1031 for program updates and information about season performances, or log onto http://www.richmondgov.com/parks/documents/BrochureDogwoodDell.pdf Performance Postponements Due to the brevity of many summer storms, programs are not cancelled or postponed until performance time. Please call (804) 646-DELL (646-3355) for cancellations. Sunday, July 27, 2014, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM. 1300 Blanton Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondgov.com.

Strange Matter Unplugged! With Dorthia Cottrell, Nate Hall & Brandon Marcey at Strange Matter

Strange Matter Unplugged! With Dorthia Cottrell, Nate Hall & Brandon Marcey 9pm Doors | $7 Cover | 18+. Sunday, July 27, 2014, 9:00 PM – Monday, July 28, 2014, 12:00 AM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.com.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday, April 1 - 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, July 28, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

The Deems July Residency at The Camel

Free. Rock/Funk/Reggae/Psychedelic FB - https://www.facebook.com/thedeemsband. Monday, July 28, 2014, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Richmond Kickers v. English Premier League's Crystal Palace Friendly

For the first time ever, the English Premier League is coming to Virginia when YOUR Richmond Kickers host one of the EPL’s hottest teams, Crystal Palace, at City Stadium on Monday, July 28. Secure your seats now for the biggest game in RVA history for just $30 for General Admission tickets. “The English Premier League is widely considered the World's greatest sports league and when you add this summer's World Cup, our rapidly increasing fan support, and the desire to develop a soccer specific stadium, we knew this was the time to showcase the Premier League in Virginia," commented Leigh Cowlishaw, Richmond Kickers Director of Soccer. “We are delighted to host Crystal Palace who recently completed a memorable Premier League campaign with victories over Chelsea and Everton and a dramatic 3-3 draw with Liverpool,” added Cowlishaw. “We anticipate a sell-out night on July 28 and we invite the Richmond community to join us in celebrating the beautiful game with their hometown team.” The prestigious matc… Monday, July 28, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 3201 Maplewood Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondkickers.com.

Flying Squirrels v. Harrisburg (Bark in the Park /Ace Ventura Pet Detective Tribute/)

Bark in the Park #2 Ace Ventura Pet Detective Tribute McDonald's Monday Buy one, get one free ticket with McDonald's receipt. First 1,000 fans receive a rally towel courtesy of McDonald's! Tickets $7-11. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Monday, July 28, 2014, 7:05 PM – 10:05 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

Oathbreaker (Belgium), Cult Leader, Devil's Hand & Prisoner at Strange Matter

Oathbreaker (Belgium), Cult Leader, Devil's Hand & Prisoner 9pm Doors | $10 Cover | 18+ FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/687162517985452. Monday, July 28, 2014, 9:00 PM – Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 12:00 AM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.com.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday, April 1 - 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, July 29, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

"Go, Dog. Go!" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

July 11 – August 3, 2014 From cars and boats to Ferris wheels and roller skates, Go, Dog. Go! takes viewers of all ages for the ride of a lifetime! This imaginative and playful adaptation of P.D. Eastman’s classic book about canine adventures is a riotous extravaganza for the whole family! Young readers will delight at seeing a familiar story come alive onstage, while parents, grandparents, and siblings are sure to love the production’s slapstick humor, dazzling musical numbers, and nods to Broadway, Vaudeville, and circus performance! Don’t miss out on the dog party! Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 3 to 8. $15. http://va-rep.org/show_go_dog.html. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Flying Squirrels v. Harrisburg (Mascot Pennant Giveaway)

Mascot Pennant Giveaway 2,000 14 and Under Tickets $7-11. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 7:05 PM – 10:05 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

I Am The Avalanche, SoMoS, Rustbelt Lights at The Camel

$12 advance; $14 door. I AM THE AVALANCHE - http://www.iamtheavalanchenyc.com/ with SOMOS / RUSTBELT LIGHTS / WE CALL THIS COURAGE. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Micah "Bam Bamm" White at Funny Bone

$15. After nearly 15 years Micah “bam-bamm” whitEs career has taken many turns. He was a top ten finalist in the HBO Lucky 21 Comedy Competition, which consisted of 220 comedians. Micah has made appearances in major motion pictures and Television series. In July of 2009 he appeared in the TV series Army Wives. Which is the #1 watched series on the Lifetime television network. So far his biggest appearance is in the Motion picture Unstoppable starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pine, which is set to hit theaters in November 2010. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.com.

Heavy Midgets, All Blood (KC) and Cherry Pits at Gallery 5

Kansas City rippers ALL BLOOD (members of Mouthbreathers) just put out a sick new record and are gracing Richmond with their presence for the first time ever. http://allblood.bandcamp.com/ Cherry Pits (members of Nervous Ticks, Nightmare Boyzzz, Eurotics, etc) will open and Local favs Heavy Midgets (http://heavymidgets.bandcamp.com/) will close out this killer bill!!! Don’t Sleep on this one! Doors 7pm//Bands 8 pm Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/events/292324670929097/. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 200 W. Marshall St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit gallery5arts.org.

Jellostone Showcase w/ DJ Harrison at Balliceaux

21+. Free. Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 9:30 PM – Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 12:00 AM. 203 N. Lombardy St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.balliceauxrva.com.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday, April 1 - October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

"Go, Dog. Go!" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

July 11 – August 3, 2014 From cars and boats to Ferris wheels and roller skates, Go, Dog. Go! takes viewers of all ages for the ride of a lifetime! This imaginative and playful adaptation of P.D. Eastman’s classic book about canine adventures is a riotous extravaganza for the whole family! Young readers will delight at seeing a familiar story come alive onstage, while parents, grandparents, and siblings are sure to love the production’s slapstick humor, dazzling musical numbers, and nods to Broadway, Vaudeville, and circus performance! Don’t miss out on the dog party! Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 3 to 8. $15. http://va-rep.org/show_go_dog.html. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Flying Squirrels v. Harrisburg (Camp Day/Wednesday Happy Hour)

Camp Day Wednesday Happy Hour Enjoy drink specials from when the gates open until an hour after the first pitch of the game is thrown! Tickets $7-11. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 12:05 PM – 3:05 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

Galaxy Dynamite and Deltanine at The Camel

Free. Galaxy Dynamite - http://www.galaxydynamite.com/. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Visual Audio at Ashland Coffee & Tea

Evan Mckeel’s new band! Matthew McAllister opens. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

Micah "Bam Bamm" White at Funny Bone

$15. After nearly 15 years Micah “bam-bamm” whitEs career has taken many turns. He was a top ten finalist in the HBO Lucky 21 Comedy Competition, which consisted of 220 comedians. Micah has made appearances in major motion pictures and Television series. In July of 2009 he appeared in the TV series Army Wives. Which is the #1 watched series on the Lifetime television network. So far his biggest appearance is in the Motion picture Unstoppable starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pine, which is set to hit theaters in November 2010. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.com.

DJ Williams Projekt, The Lee Boys at The Broadberry

$7-$10. DJ Williams Projekt - http://www.djwilliamsmusic.com DJ is the founder of the funky Richmond based band, DJ Williams Projekt; hip-hop/R&B group, The Breaks; acoustic duo, Williams & Jones; and guitarist for San Diego’s critically acclaimed group, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe. Since starting a full time music career in 2001 DJ has toured the globe from small rock venues to large prestigious music festivals in the US, Canada, and Europe. Williams signed a record contract in 2005 with Harmonized Records and later released on his own label, Projekt Records. Sponsors: CTOWN. HIPP. RIC. Umbrella. VMFA. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 8:00 PM – Thursday, July 31, 2014, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad Street Richmond, VA.

Brunswick at Balliceaux

Free. Brunswick. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 10:00 PM – Thursday, July 31, 2014, 12:00 AM. 203 N. Lombardy St. Richmond, VA 23220. For more info visit www.balliceauxrva.com.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday, April 1 - October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

"Go, Dog. Go!" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

July 11 – August 3, 2014 From cars and boats to Ferris wheels and roller skates, Go, Dog. Go! takes viewers of all ages for the ride of a lifetime! This imaginative and playful adaptation of P.D. Eastman’s classic book about canine adventures is a riotous extravaganza for the whole family! Young readers will delight at seeing a familiar story come alive onstage, while parents, grandparents, and siblings are sure to love the production’s slapstick humor, dazzling musical numbers, and nods to Broadway, Vaudeville, and circus performance! Don’t miss out on the dog party! Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 3 to 8. $15. http://va-rep.org/show_go_dog.html. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

The Secret Life of a Victorian House at Maymont

Explore Maymont Mansion and learn what it was like to live and work at the estate 100 years ago. The Dooleys' housemaid brings the mansion to life during a family-friendly tour of the upstairs and downstairs of this grand home. $6 per person/$4 members. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM. 1700 Hampton St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.maymont.org.

Flowers After 5 at Lewis Ginter

July 10, 17, 24, 31; August 7, 14, 21, 28 Kick back and relax at the Garden on Thursday evenings this summer! Stroll through the gardens; enjoy wine, music, dining al fresco and shopping. The location for this event is outside of the Historic Bloemendaal House. Don't forget about our wonderful Family Activities! Fidos After 5 is the second Thursday of each month (June 12, July 10, August 14) when leashed pets are invited as well. $2 suggested pet admission benefits the Richmond SPCA. Flowers After 5 is rain or shine; in case of extreme inclement weather, activities will be moved inside. The Garden's in-house caterer, Meriwether Godsey, offers wine by the glass and by the bottle, specialty beers, and food for purchase at the event site. The Conservatory is open, but the Butterflies LIVE! wing is closed as butterflies tend to roost in the evenings. Come back and visit them during the day when they are more active! Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Info and details of… Thursday, July 31, 2014, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

Hardywood Food Truck Court

We're kicking off the season with a mix of 16 new and favorite local gourmet mobile food vendors, with many more carts on rotation in the weeks to come. Enjoy our line up of seasonal craft beers to pair with eclectic tacos, wood-fired pizza, authentic French crepes, handmade ice cream, Cajun street food, traditional Mediterranean kabobs and more. Hardywood Food Truck Court runs from 5:30-9pm every Thursday through the season and is a family friendly environment. All ages are welcome at the brewery. Virginia ABC law prohibits bringing outside alcoholic beverages on-site, and underage drinking will be strictly prohibited. FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/681240638580676/?source=1 Info - http://www.hardywood.com/content/hardywood-food-truck-court-1. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

Jazz Cafe at VMFA: Michael Hawkins & Friends

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. Jul 10 MARY HERMANN GARCIA Jazz standards, bossa novas, blues, and New Orleans music with vocalist Mary Hermann García, Antonio García on trombone, percussion, vocals; John Conley on guitar; and Brian Sulser on bass. Jul 17 TONY MATA TRIO Sophisticated jazz in a trio format with Tony Mata on guitar, Brian Jones on drums, and Jimmy Masters on bass. Jul 24 REGINALD CYNTJE BAND A celebration of the music and culture of the Caribbean with the release of his new CD, Elements of Life, featuring Reginald Cyntje on trombone, Victor Provost on steel pan, Herman Burney on bass, and Amin Gumbs on drums. Jul 31 QUINTESSENTIAL JAZZ Jazz, funk, soul and gospel with William Prentiss on flute/tenor sax, Chris Moseley on trumpet/flu… Thursday, July 31, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vmfa.state.va.us.

Over Here: Responses to World War I in Art and Architecture at VMFA

Co-presenters and art historians Dr. Elizabeth O’Leary, former VMFA Associate Curator of American Art, and Jessica Witek, MA, discuss various ways that American artists and architects responded to World War I. The talk features paintings by George Bellows and Childe Hassam, as well as Virginia’s World War I Memorial, the Carillon, in Richmond’s Byrd Park. $8 (VMFA members $5). Thursday, July 31, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Richmond Symphony's Summer at CenterStage Series

$22. Summer at CenterStage is perfect for those new to the classical music experience, as well as for the most die-hard listeners and offers fantastic music in a relaxed environment. Jason McComb, cello Joanne Kong, piano Vivaldi: Sonata in F major Henry Cowell: Four Declamations with Return Brahms: Sonata for Cello and Piano in F major, Op. 99 This Series is in partnership with CenterStage, University of Richmond and VCUArts. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.

Rod Man at Funny Bone

Comedian Rod Man is truly a gem in the World of Standup Comedy today. His unique delivery and voice capture the attention of audiences. Throw in his laid back style, southern charm, wit, and ability to find the funny in everyday life, and you have the ingredients for a future Comedy Star in the making. Rod Man got hooked on comedy at a young age. He signed up for "open mic" nights at Atlanta's Uptown Comedy Club, hosted by the hilarious Earthquake. "Uptown was the place to be on Tuesday nights. The place was packed. You never knew who would stop in and do a guest spot. And you never really knew when you were going to hit the stage, because the list meant absolutely nothing to Earthquake." Since those open mic nights, Rod has become an award-winning, quintessential entertainer. He has graced the stage at Caesar's Palace, The Gibson Amphitheater, and The Apollo Theater. He is currently the host of his own YouTube shows -- Time Out with Rod Man and That Good Funny. Rod Man is competing on the upcoming seas… Thursday, July 31, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybonecentral.com.

"The Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Victory Church" at Hanover Tavern

July 18 – August 24, 2014 Hanover Tavern World Premiere The roads are flooded, the bridges are washed out, and less generous souls are staying safely indoors, but it takes more than a little rain to keep the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood from fulfilling their sworn mission. Come sit in on this month's meeting in the basement of Second Trinity Victory Church; our five angels of mercy will leave you breathless with laughter as they do their best to help the victims of global disaster, spiritual deprivation, and, most of all, each other. Don't miss this hilarious and heart-warming World Premiere by award winning Richmond playwright Bo Wilson. $36. http://va-rep.org/show_charitable_sisterhood.html. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"The Color Purple" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

June 19 – August 3, 2014 Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel An inspiring family saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world, this musical adaptation of Alice Walker's novel (and the popular 1985 Steven Spielberg film) spotlights Celie, a downtrodden young woman whose personal awakening over the course of 40 years forms the arc of this epic story. With a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel, African music and blues, The Color Purple is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love and a celebration of life. Premium $60 | Standard $48 | Value $36 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_color_purple.html. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Reagan Boggs at Ashland Coffee & Tea

Quicksand is Reagan Boggs’ third and latest solo release. It gets its name from “Can’t Do Life,” a song that Boggs wrote nearly five years ago. It represents the constant tug-of-war that can go on in the mind between hopes and expectations and the reality of what is as “life happens.” It illustrates the difficulty of change and how easily we are drug down by acceptance. The “quicksand” theme resonates throughout the album. The 12 songs on the project that are her own writings expose a very raw, vulnerable side of her. They cross a range of emotions from insecurity, hopelessness, loss, and revelation. With her rich voice, she strips bare stark realities, feelings, and situations that trap people in jobs, places, and relationships. The album is not all “depressing,” she says with a laugh. She does admit the overall mood may be serious, “but these are the things we struggle with, or at least I know I do.” There is more diversity in the sound when compared to her previous releases Never Looking Behind and R… Thursday, July 31, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong at The Broadberry

$10. http://pigeonsplayingpingpong.com/ Funk, Rock, Electric ENERGY: These four Pigeons bring it every night. Based out of Baltimore, MD, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong has an undeniably unique and versatile live sound that ascends peaks of musical ecstasy. Their evolving arrangement of original compositions, psychedelic improvisational jams, and contagious smiles have 'The Flock'– their self-identifying fanbase that stretches from coast-to-coast– coming back for more. One of the fastest growing emerging artists in the jam and festival scene these days, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong is here to bring the party with their danceable electro-funk grooves and infectious ability to bring positive energy to any environment. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 2729 W. Broad Street Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

Jerkagram, Energy 2000, The Moonbees & Whatever at Strange Matter

Jerkagram, Energy 2000, The Moonbees & Whatever 9pm Doors | $5 Cover | 18+ FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/837650636246160. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 9:00 PM – Friday, August 1, 2014, 12:00 AM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.com.

Matt Jones and the Bobs / Major and the Monbacks at The Camel

Free. Matt Jones and the Bobs - https://www.facebook.com/MattJonesAndTheBobs Major and the Monbacks. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 9:00 PM – Friday, August 1, 2014, 12:00 AM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

The Trongone Band at Cary St. Cafe

10pm-2am Free. The Trongone Band - http://www.thetrongoneband.com/ Classic Rock/Blues/Jam/Dead. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 10:00 PM – Friday, August 1, 2014, 12:00 AM. 2631 W. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.carystreetcafe.com.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday, April 1 - October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Friday, August 1, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

"Go, Dog. Go!" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

July 11 – August 3, 2014 From cars and boats to Ferris wheels and roller skates, Go, Dog. Go! takes viewers of all ages for the ride of a lifetime! This imaginative and playful adaptation of P.D. Eastman’s classic book about canine adventures is a riotous extravaganza for the whole family! Young readers will delight at seeing a familiar story come alive onstage, while parents, grandparents, and siblings are sure to love the production’s slapstick humor, dazzling musical numbers, and nods to Broadway, Vaudeville, and circus performance! Don’t miss out on the dog party! Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 3 to 8. $15. http://va-rep.org/show_go_dog.html. Friday, August 1, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

First Fridays Art Walk

Click here for the pdf with ALL of the participating galleries, exhibits, and information - http://rvafirstfridays.com/ First Friday Art Walk offers exhibits at more than 20 downtown art galleries. Participating venues hold openings and other special events from 5-9pm to increase your awareness and appreciation of the rich cultural and entertainment opportunities offered by Richmond's Broad Street Historical District and the surrounding area. Friday, August 1, 2014, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Adams & Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit rvafirstfridays.com.

Stay Sweet Records Presents Frameworks, Muscle & Bone, Young & Heartless & Springtime at Strange Matter

Stay Sweet Records Presents Frameworks, Muscle & Bone, Young & Heartless & Springtime 5pm Doors | $10 Cover | All Ages FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/488778667921495/. Friday, August 1, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.com.

First Fridays: Performing Arts at VMFA: Gaye Adegbalola and The Wild Rutz

The First Fridays series features an eclectic mix of multicultural performing arts showcased in different spaces within the museum. Take advantage of our extended hours on Friday evenings (we’re open until 9 pm) to also stroll through the galleries, explore the VMFA Shop, or enjoy dinner and drinks in Amuse Restaurant. Also enjoy discounted beverages in Best Café and 30-minute gallery tours as part of Friday Art & Wine. Jun 6 Major and the Monbacks Norfolk’s Soul Sensations Major and the Monbacks have infused the party energy of southern soul, blending old-school style with pop melodies, ska, and soul horn riffs. This nine-piece band with four vocalists, a hypeman, and horn section wields an original blend of retro R&B, ’60s twang, and new-school garage pop jams. They’ve reached “monback mania” status in their hometown and are redefining the “Norfolk Sound.” The band has been nominated two years in a row as the best indie-pop band in Hampton Roads. Jul 4 Fado Nosso Traditional and Modern Blues of… Friday, August 1, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

Friday Art & Wine at VMFA: Summer in the City

Now you have more reasons to hang out at VMFA on Friday nights! Head to the museum and enjoy discounted beverages and free half-hour gallery tours at 7 and 7:30 pm. On the first Friday of each month, check out our First Fridays entertainment, too. Connect with newcomers to Richmond and those new to the arts scene as you make new social and professional contacts. You'll enjoy delicious café cuisine as well as discounted beverages and guided art tours as part of Friday Art & Wine. Friday, August 1, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vmfa.state.va.us.

"Go, Dog. Go!" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

July 11 – August 3, 2014 From cars and boats to Ferris wheels and roller skates, Go, Dog. Go! takes viewers of all ages for the ride of a lifetime! This imaginative and playful adaptation of P.D. Eastman’s classic book about canine adventures is a riotous extravaganza for the whole family! Young readers will delight at seeing a familiar story come alive onstage, while parents, grandparents, and siblings are sure to love the production’s slapstick humor, dazzling musical numbers, and nods to Broadway, Vaudeville, and circus performance! Don’t miss out on the dog party! Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 3 to 8. $15. http://va-rep.org/show_go_dog.html. Friday, August 1, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Saving Abel, The Domino Effect at The Canal Club

Saving Abel - https://www.facebook.com/savingabel Since 2008 Saving Abel has embodied the definition of “Southern Rock.” Even before their “Self Titled” debut LP, they were barnstorming the country making fans everywhere they went by being themselves. Simple, down home, charming, country-boys with immeasurable talent that was destined to take them straight to the top. The Domino Effect 7:00 doors $15.00/$18.00. Friday, August 1, 2014, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

Rod Man at Funny Bone

Comedian Rod Man is truly a gem in the World of Standup Comedy today. His unique delivery and voice capture the attention of audiences. Throw in his laid back style, southern charm, wit, and ability to find the funny in everyday life, and you have the ingredients for a future Comedy Star in the making. Rod Man got hooked on comedy at a young age. He signed up for "open mic" nights at Atlanta's Uptown Comedy Club, hosted by the hilarious Earthquake. "Uptown was the place to be on Tuesday nights. The place was packed. You never knew who would stop in and do a guest spot. And you never really knew when you were going to hit the stage, because the list meant absolutely nothing to Earthquake." Since those open mic nights, Rod has become an award-winning, quintessential entertainer. He has graced the stage at Caesar's Palace, The Gibson Amphitheater, and The Apollo Theater. He is currently the host of his own YouTube shows -- Time Out with Rod Man and That Good Funny. Rod Man is competing on the upcoming seas… Friday, August 1, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybonecentral.com.

"The Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Victory Church" at Hanover Tavern

July 18 – August 24, 2014 Hanover Tavern World Premiere The roads are flooded, the bridges are washed out, and less generous souls are staying safely indoors, but it takes more than a little rain to keep the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood from fulfilling their sworn mission. Come sit in on this month's meeting in the basement of Second Trinity Victory Church; our five angels of mercy will leave you breathless with laughter as they do their best to help the victims of global disaster, spiritual deprivation, and, most of all, each other. Don't miss this hilarious and heart-warming World Premiere by award winning Richmond playwright Bo Wilson. $36. http://va-rep.org/show_charitable_sisterhood.html. Friday, August 1, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"The Color Purple" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

June 19 – August 3, 2014 Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel An inspiring family saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world, this musical adaptation of Alice Walker's novel (and the popular 1985 Steven Spielberg film) spotlights Celie, a downtrodden young woman whose personal awakening over the course of 40 years forms the arc of this epic story. With a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel, African music and blues, The Color Purple is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love and a celebration of life. Premium $60 | Standard $48 | Value $36 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_color_purple.html. Friday, August 1, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Jimmy LaFave at Ashland Coffee & Tea

$18 advance; $23 door. Jimmy LaFave is an American singer-songwriter and folk musician born in Wills Point, Texas. After moving to Stillwater, Oklahoma, LaFave crafted a musical style called Red Dirt music and became a disciple of the state’s most famous folk musician: Woody Guthrie. LaFave is an Advisory Board member and regular performer at the annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival. In 1996 he received the Kerrville Folk Festival songwriter of the year award and appeared on the TV show Austin City Limits. He has recorded 15 albums and his 2007 release, Cimarron Manifesto, reached the No. 1 mark on the Americana Music Association album chart. In 2012, LaFave released the studio album Depending On The Distance. Red House recording artist, “LaFave is nothing if not a red–dirt romantic. Viewing the world from an open road and an open heart, with one eye on the girl and the other on the mythological lure of the highway. First it was Woody Guthrie and then Jack Kerouac, now it’s LaFave and his brand of d… Friday, August 1, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

The Big Payback, Black Girls, The Green Boys at The Broadberry

$10-$12. The Big Payback is a musical powerhouse, dedicated to recreating the music of James Brown as accurately and as passionately as possible. No stone is left unturned! Their repertoire is filled with all the classic hits you know and love, as well as tons of J.B.’s rarities and B sides. Splits, hits, turns, and segues, it’s all here! With so much emphasis on authenticity, even the Godfather would have to jump back and kiss himself. The most cynical of cynics will have their minds blown and their hearts warmed from the second the beat drops until they’re left exhausted, sweaty, and smiling hours later. This is truly something to behold, people! It’s exactly what you would and should expect from a top notch tribute band. Friday, August 1, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 2729 W. Broad Street Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.com.

ComedySportz Improv Theatre

ComedySportz Improv Theatre presents shows every Friday at 8:00 pm and Saturday at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm! ComedySportz is the worldwide sensation that is bringing hilarious, fast-paced, clean comedy to you. ComedySportz Richmond pits two teams, the Richmond Legends and the Virginia Hams, against each other in an improv battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot based off of your suggestions! The audience then votes for the winners. There is also a referee that calls the fouls and we even play the national anthem before each match. $10 with advance reservation, or $12 at the door! Call 266-9377 for reservations! http://www.comedysportzrichmond.com/. Sponsors: CTOWN. HIPP. RIC. Umbrella. VMFA. Friday, August 1, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8906 West Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.comedysportzrichmond.com.

Musical – “42nd Street” at Dogwood Dell Festival of the Arts

Call (804) 646-1031 for program updates and information about season performances, or log onto http://www.richmondgov.com/parks/documents/BrochureDogwoodDell.pdf Performance Postponements Due to the brevity of many summer storms, programs are not cancelled or postponed until performance time. Please call (804) 646-DELL (646-3355) for cancellations. Friday, August 1, 2014, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM. 1300 Blanton Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondgov.com.

Lightfields, Derek Evry & Red States at Strange Matter

Lightfields, Derek Evry & Red States 9pm Doors | $5 Cover | 18+ FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/640707016016196. Friday, August 1, 2014, 9:00 PM – Saturday, August 2, 2014, 12:00 AM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.com.

The Southern Belles at The Camel

The Southern Belles - https://www.facebook.com/TheSouthernBellesRVA The Southern Belles: A tasty combination of boot-slapping Honky-Tonk, tobaccy-spitting Country Rock, panty-dropping Electric Bluegrass, Boom-Chuck that'll make you upchuck, and Psychedelic Jams that make hard drugs look as soft as a baby's bottom. With this rock-n-roll quartet you won't be able to stop the sweat from dripping down your face and ass, and you'll like it too! Friday, August 1, 2014, 9:00 PM – Saturday, August 2, 2014, 12:00 AM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Rod Man at Funny Bone

Comedian Rod Man is truly a gem in the World of Standup Comedy today. His unique delivery and voice capture the attention of audiences. Throw in his laid back style, southern charm, wit, and ability to find the funny in everyday life, and you have the ingredients for a future Comedy Star in the making. Rod Man got hooked on comedy at a young age. He signed up for "open mic" nights at Atlanta's Uptown Comedy Club, hosted by the hilarious Earthquake. "Uptown was the place to be on Tuesday nights. The place was packed. You never knew who would stop in and do a guest spot. And you never really knew when you were going to hit the stage, because the list meant absolutely nothing to Earthquake." Since those open mic nights, Rod has become an award-winning, quintessential entertainer. He has graced the stage at Caesar's Palace, The Gibson Amphitheater, and The Apollo Theater. He is currently the host of his own YouTube shows -- Time Out with Rod Man and That Good Funny. Rod Man is competing on the upcoming seas… Friday, August 1, 2014, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybonecentral.com.

Dragon Boat Festival at Rocketts Landing

Rally your coworkers, friends and family, and join us for Richmond’s newest spectacle on water – dragon boating! Led by the rhythmic beat of a drum, teams of 20 synchronized paddlers, one drummer and one steersperson race 500 meters up the river in 40-foot canoes rigged with decorative Chinese dragon heads and tails. The sport brings social groups and businesses alike down to the water to bond and compete, building a stronger sense of “team” with every stroke. From vets to newbies, anyone can have a good time – we’ve made sure there’s plenty of time to kick back (or thrown down!) between races. Info: http://www.sportsbackers.org/events/richmond-international-dragon-boat-festival/. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 5000 Old Osborne Turnpike Richmond, VA 23231. For more info visit www.sportsbackers.org.

Lakeside Farmers' Market

http://www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net The market is open April-December, two days per week. Wednesdays 8AM til dusk. Most vendors stay the entire day and continue selling between market times. Open Saturdays 8AM til noon. Lakeside Farmers' Market offers Local Seasonal Produce, Meats, Cheeses and Baked Goods and Hand Made Items from Local Artists. Arts, Crafts, Dining, Housewares, and Jewelry are located in the retail shops adjacent to the market. New this year, "LAKESIDE FARMERS' MARKET TOO!" This is an indoor option adjacent to the Farmers' Market Pavilion. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 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://growrva.com/markets/. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. New Kent Ave. & 42nd St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit growrva.com.

St. Stephen's Farmers' Market

Locally produced seasonal vegetables, fruit, herbs, eggs, poultry, beef, pork, flowers, bread, cheese, pasta and other foods are available. In addition, the market features local artisans, locally roasted coffee, and much more. Open Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, May through October. Ample free parking. Info - http://www.saintstephensrichmond.net/farmersmarket. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 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, April 1 - October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

"Go, Dog. Go!" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

July 11 – August 3, 2014 From cars and boats to Ferris wheels and roller skates, Go, Dog. Go! takes viewers of all ages for the ride of a lifetime! This imaginative and playful adaptation of P.D. Eastman’s classic book about canine adventures is a riotous extravaganza for the whole family! Young readers will delight at seeing a familiar story come alive onstage, while parents, grandparents, and siblings are sure to love the production’s slapstick humor, dazzling musical numbers, and nods to Broadway, Vaudeville, and circus performance! Don’t miss out on the dog party! Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 3 to 8. $15. http://va-rep.org/show_go_dog.html. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Stories at the Museum at Virginia Historical Society: Fun Virginia Tales

The Virginia Historical Society continues to offer special educator-led readings of children's history books during 2014. Stories at the Museum programs are free and open to all ages. Every Stories at the Museum program will include: - a group reading of the selected history-themed picture book - a make-it-and-take-it craft activity related to the text - Each month the books will have a different theme. Info: http://www.vahistorical.org/attend-event/programs-and-activities/family-and-youth-activities/stories-museum?start=2014-07-05T11:00. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 428 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vahistorical.org.

William Byrd II – The Founder of Richmond at Hanover Tavern

Byrd discusses his life at Westover Plantation, the founding of Richmond, his role in establishing the dividing line between Virginia and North Carolina, and his relationship with the Chiswells of Hanover, including his lust for Mrs. Chiswell. The performance is open to the public and begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Historic Hanover Courthouse, Hanover Courthouse Road, Hanover, Virginia 23069. Groups of 10 or more should call 804-837-4900 to make reservations to attend a performance. For individuals or groups of less than 10, no advance reservations are required. Tickets will be distributed beginning at 10:30 a.m. on the date of the show. The number of tickets distributed will be limited to the legal capacity of the courthouse. Info - http://hanovertavern.org/. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA 23069. For more info visit hanovertavern.org.

Guided Tour: Men of Iron at American Civil War Center

Before, during and after the Civil War, the Tredegar Iron Works was an important industrial complex. In peacetime, it supplied the vast expansion of the railroad industry; in war it produced the largest number of cannon in the Confederacy. On this tour of the grounds, visitors will learn about the manufacturing of iron, the people who worked here, the historic buildings on site and Tredegar owner Joseph Reid Anderson. Tickets - http://www.tredegar.org/. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. 500 Tredegar St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.tredegar.org.

"Go, Dog. Go!" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

July 11 – August 3, 2014 From cars and boats to Ferris wheels and roller skates, Go, Dog. Go! takes viewers of all ages for the ride of a lifetime! This imaginative and playful adaptation of P.D. Eastman’s classic book about canine adventures is a riotous extravaganza for the whole family! Young readers will delight at seeing a familiar story come alive onstage, while parents, grandparents, and siblings are sure to love the production’s slapstick humor, dazzling musical numbers, and nods to Broadway, Vaudeville, and circus performance! Don’t miss out on the dog party! Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 3 to 8. $15. http://va-rep.org/show_go_dog.html. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"Gone to the Birds" Purple Martin Festival at Farmers' Market

Come experience this unique urban event with us. Witness as thousands of Purple Martins swarm down into the Bradford Pear trees next to Richmond City's 17th Street Farmers’ Market (SEE VIDEO)! Shockoe Bottom is home to one of the only known urban bird festivals where onlookers are able to experience the phenomenon of Purple Martins rushing to roost in the heart of a city! Bring your family and friends, learn more about Purple Martins, cool off with purple gelato, Informational and Vendor Booths or stop by the local restaurants around the Farmers’ Market for dinner and a Purple Martini! Info: http://www.gonetothebirdsrva.com/. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 17th St. & Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.gonetothebirdsrva.com.

Rod Man at Funny Bone

Comedian Rod Man is truly a gem in the World of Standup Comedy today. His unique delivery and voice capture the attention of audiences. Throw in his laid back style, southern charm, wit, and ability to find the funny in everyday life, and you have the ingredients for a future Comedy Star in the making. Rod Man got hooked on comedy at a young age. He signed up for "open mic" nights at Atlanta's Uptown Comedy Club, hosted by the hilarious Earthquake. "Uptown was the place to be on Tuesday nights. The place was packed. You never knew who would stop in and do a guest spot. And you never really knew when you were going to hit the stage, because the list meant absolutely nothing to Earthquake." Since those open mic nights, Rod has become an award-winning, quintessential entertainer. He has graced the stage at Caesar's Palace, The Gibson Amphitheater, and The Apollo Theater. He is currently the host of his own YouTube shows -- Time Out with Rod Man and That Good Funny. Rod Man is competing on the upcoming seas… Saturday, August 2, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybonecentral.com.

Saturday Soul Social at The Hippodrome

$5. Every first Saturday of the month, Richmonders can enjoy Indie Soul music at The Hippodrome’s Speakeasy lounge. Saturday Soul Social is an event for indie soul artists by indie soul artists. Indie Soul is a musical genre and artistic movement that focuses on organic variances of R&B, Blues, Jazz, and Hip-Hop with “swank” cultural overtones. This movement supports independent musicians and artists. The Saturday Soul Social caters to music lovers who support the culture and arts of their community, locally and at-large. Attendees can start each month with a signature cocktail and an amazing gourmet meal from the Mansion Five26 kitchen, all while enjoying live music performances, comedy acts, giveaways and the featured nationally-known indie soul artists. The Saturday Soul Social event is brought to you by JAPMEG, Inc. and hosted by indie soul superstar Jarrard Anthony. For more information, call (804) 404-2640 or visit http://www.saturdaysoulsocial.com. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 528 N. 2nd St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit hippodromerichmond.com.

ComedySportz Improv Theatre

ComedySportz Improv Theatre presents shows every Friday at 8:00 pm and Saturday at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm! ComedySportz is the worldwide sensation that is bringing hilarious, fast-paced, clean comedy to you. ComedySportz Richmond pits two teams, the Richmond Legends and the Virginia Hams, against each other in an improv battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot based off of your suggestions! The audience then votes for the winners. There is also a referee that calls the fouls and we even play the national anthem before each match. $10 with advance reservation, or $12 at the door! Call 266-9377 for reservations! http://www.comedysportzrichmond.com/. Sponsors: CTOWN. HIPP. RIC. Umbrella. VMFA. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 8906 West Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.comedysportzrichmond.com.

"The Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Victory Church" at Hanover Tavern

July 18 – August 24, 2014 Hanover Tavern World Premiere The roads are flooded, the bridges are washed out, and less generous souls are staying safely indoors, but it takes more than a little rain to keep the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood from fulfilling their sworn mission. Come sit in on this month's meeting in the basement of Second Trinity Victory Church; our five angels of mercy will leave you breathless with laughter as they do their best to help the victims of global disaster, spiritual deprivation, and, most of all, each other. Don't miss this hilarious and heart-warming World Premiere by award winning Richmond playwright Bo Wilson. $36. http://va-rep.org/show_charitable_sisterhood.html. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"The Color Purple" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

June 19 – August 3, 2014 Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel An inspiring family saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world, this musical adaptation of Alice Walker's novel (and the popular 1985 Steven Spielberg film) spotlights Celie, a downtrodden young woman whose personal awakening over the course of 40 years forms the arc of this epic story. With a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel, African music and blues, The Color Purple is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love and a celebration of life. Premium $60 | Standard $48 | Value $36 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_color_purple.html. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Blue Line Highway at Ashland Coffee & Tea

$8. Since its inception in 2001, Blue Line Highway has forged a unique hybrid of rock, blues, country, jazz and Americana. The current quartet is the latest of many incarnations of Blue Line Highway, possessing a new bolder yet simpler sound than ever before. The band is now fully acoustic, yet still combines a rock ethos with an eclectic mix of other genres. The focus is upon original music plus an ever-changing kaleidoscope of cover songs. This band is made of love and friendship, which shines through their playing and makes their music rise to heights above the sum of its parts. Once you see them together and hear the results, you’ll know that the band itself is more than four musicians; it’s their joy. Visit their website: http://www.bluelinehighway.com. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

The Legwarmers - Ultimate 80's Experience at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $16 Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/the-legwarmers-ultimate-80s-experience-3 Remember the Eighties? Sure, we all do...but the Legwarmers don't just remember the Eighties - they relive them. It all started back in May 2001 when Gordon Gartrell and Cru Jones had just seen yet another cover band butcher the decade that they loved, so they decided to do something about it. They assembled a group and vowed to give the world's most hedonistic decade the tribute it deserved. Joined by Chet Reno, Lavaar Huxtable, Cyndi Sindee, Capt. Morgan Pondo and Clarence McFly, they locked themselves in the basement with a shoebox-full of dusty 45's and an endless supply of Tab. One year later, the Legwarmers emerged. Quickly taking the DC area by storm, shows became events for those in search of a simpler time when everybody was just working for the weekend and it was hip to be square. From the Simmons electronic drum kit to the checkered vans and skinny ties - the Legwa… Saturday, August 2, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:30 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Musical – “42nd Street” at Dogwood Dell Festival of the Arts

Call (804) 646-1031 for program updates and information about season performances, or log onto http://www.richmondgov.com/parks/documents/BrochureDogwoodDell.pdf Performance Postponements Due to the brevity of many summer storms, programs are not cancelled or postponed until performance time. Please call (804) 646-DELL (646-3355) for cancellations. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM. 1300 Blanton Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondgov.com.

Rod Man at Funny Bone

Comedian Rod Man is truly a gem in the World of Standup Comedy today. His unique delivery and voice capture the attention of audiences. Throw in his laid back style, southern charm, wit, and ability to find the funny in everyday life, and you have the ingredients for a future Comedy Star in the making. Rod Man got hooked on comedy at a young age. He signed up for "open mic" nights at Atlanta's Uptown Comedy Club, hosted by the hilarious Earthquake. "Uptown was the place to be on Tuesday nights. The place was packed. You never knew who would stop in and do a guest spot. And you never really knew when you were going to hit the stage, because the list meant absolutely nothing to Earthquake." Since those open mic nights, Rod has become an award-winning, quintessential entertainer. He has graced the stage at Caesar's Palace, The Gibson Amphitheater, and The Apollo Theater. He is currently the host of his own YouTube shows -- Time Out with Rod Man and That Good Funny. Rod Man is competing on the upcoming seas… Saturday, August 2, 2014, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybonecentral.com.

ComedySportz Improv Theatre

ComedySportz Improv Theatre presents shows every Friday at 8:00 pm and Saturday at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm! ComedySportz is the worldwide sensation that is bringing hilarious, fast-paced, clean comedy to you. ComedySportz Richmond pits two teams, the Richmond Legends and the Virginia Hams, against each other in an improv battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot based off of your suggestions! The audience then votes for the winners. There is also a referee that calls the fouls and we even play the national anthem before each match. $10 with advance reservation, or $12 at the door! Call 266-9377 for reservations! http://www.comedysportzrichmond.com/. Sponsors: CTOWN. HIPP. RIC. Umbrella. VMFA. Saturday, August 2, 2014, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM. 8906 West Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.comedysportzrichmond.com.

Capital of the Confectionery Tour w/ bioRide! Food Tour

Sundays, July 6th, July 13th, July 20th, July 27th, August 3rd 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (804) 840-5318. http://realrichmondva.com Join us Sundays in the summer for a shorter, sweeter and no-sweat tour in air-conditioned comfort in bioRide’s sleek Sprinter van. We’ll take off from The Jefferson Hotel and hit some of the sweetest spots in Carytown, The Fan and Church Hill with a Real Richmond Food Tour guide dishing out our usual mix of quirky city info along with the sweets and savories you’ll sample. Possible stops include Proper Pie, Carytown Cupcakes, Chocolates by Kelly, Sub Rosa Bakery, Dixie Donuts and more! Tickets are $45. Sunday, August 3, 2014, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. 101 W. Franklin St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit realrichmondva.com.

Patrick Henry Reenactment at St. John's Church

Since 1976, St. John’s Church Foundation has presented historical reenactments at the original location of the Second Virginia Convention of March 1775. Professional actors in 1770s attire portray ten delegates, including Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington. The delegates engage in the debates and arguments of the Second Virginia Convention, which lead up to Patrick Henry’s immortal “Give me liberty or give me death!” speech. Seating is first come, first served. Seat saving will not be permitted. The entire party must be present before seating will take place. Doors will close once the church reaches capacity or when the reenactment begins. No admittance after the reenactment begins. 1:15 pm — Doors open. Seating is on a first-come, first served basis. 1:30 pm — Music program 1:45 pm — Reenactment begins This event is also FREE, with a suggested donation of $5.00. Information - http://historicstjohnschurch.org/reenactments. Sponsors: CTOWN. HIPP. RIC. Umbrella. VMFA. Sunday, August 3, 2014, 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM. 2401 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23223. For more info visit historicstjohnschurch.org.

"Go, Dog. Go!" at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn

July 11 – August 3, 2014 From cars and boats to Ferris wheels and roller skates, Go, Dog. Go! takes viewers of all ages for the ride of a lifetime! This imaginative and playful adaptation of P.D. Eastman’s classic book about canine adventures is a riotous extravaganza for the whole family! Young readers will delight at seeing a familiar story come alive onstage, while parents, grandparents, and siblings are sure to love the production’s slapstick humor, dazzling musical numbers, and nods to Broadway, Vaudeville, and circus performance! Don’t miss out on the dog party! Length: 1 hour Suggested for ages 3 to 8. $15. http://va-rep.org/show_go_dog.html. Sunday, August 3, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. 1601 Willow Lawn Dr. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"The Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Victory Church" at Hanover Tavern

July 18 – August 24, 2014 Hanover Tavern World Premiere The roads are flooded, the bridges are washed out, and less generous souls are staying safely indoors, but it takes more than a little rain to keep the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood from fulfilling their sworn mission. Come sit in on this month's meeting in the basement of Second Trinity Victory Church; our five angels of mercy will leave you breathless with laughter as they do their best to help the victims of global disaster, spiritual deprivation, and, most of all, each other. Don't miss this hilarious and heart-warming World Premiere by award winning Richmond playwright Bo Wilson. $36. http://va-rep.org/show_charitable_sisterhood.html. Sunday, August 3, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

"The Color Purple" at November Theater at Virginia Rep Center

June 19 – August 3, 2014 Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel An inspiring family saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world, this musical adaptation of Alice Walker's novel (and the popular 1985 Steven Spielberg film) spotlights Celie, a downtrodden young woman whose personal awakening over the course of 40 years forms the arc of this epic story. With a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel, African music and blues, The Color Purple is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love and a celebration of life. Premium $60 | Standard $48 | Value $36 Tickets - http://va-rep.org/show_color_purple.html. Sunday, August 3, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. 114 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Rod Man at Funny Bone

Comedian Rod Man is truly a gem in the World of Standup Comedy today. His unique delivery and voice capture the attention of audiences. Throw in his laid back style, southern charm, wit, and ability to find the funny in everyday life, and you have the ingredients for a future Comedy Star in the making. Rod Man got hooked on comedy at a young age. He signed up for "open mic" nights at Atlanta's Uptown Comedy Club, hosted by the hilarious Earthquake. "Uptown was the place to be on Tuesday nights. The place was packed. You never knew who would stop in and do a guest spot. And you never really knew when you were going to hit the stage, because the list meant absolutely nothing to Earthquake." Since those open mic nights, Rod has become an award-winning, quintessential entertainer. He has graced the stage at Caesar's Palace, The Gibson Amphitheater, and The Apollo Theater. He is currently the host of his own YouTube shows -- Time Out with Rod Man and That Good Funny. Rod Man is competing on the upcoming seas… Sunday, August 3, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybonecentral.com.

Silent Movie at Dogwood Dell Festival of the Arts: “Spite Marriage,” featuring live musical accompaniment by Ben Miller and J.C. Wright

Call (804) 646-1031 for program updates and information about season performances, or log onto http://www.richmondgov.com/parks/documents/BrochureDogwoodDell.pdf Performance Postponements Due to the brevity of many summer storms, programs are not cancelled or postponed until performance time. Please call (804) 646-DELL (646-3355) for cancellations. Sunday, August 3, 2014, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM. 1300 Blanton Ave. Richmond, VA.

Whores, American Sharks & Hex Machine at Strange Matter

Whores, American Sharks & Hex Machine 9pm Doors | $8 In Advance // $10 Day Of Show | 21+ FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/1428925157387713/. Sunday, August 3, 2014, 9:00 PM – Monday, August 4, 2014, 12:00 AM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.com.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday, April 1 - October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Monday, August 4, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

Suzanne Westenhoefer at Funny Bone

$20. Suzanne Westenhoefer in a word: Candid. She’s refreshingly candid, disturbingly candid and oh-my-god-she-just-said-that candid. Happily, she’s funny, too. For over two decades, this bold and brazen out lesbian comedian has been traveling the world, sharing her heart and soul with audiences. Whatever is going on in Suzanne’s life, you’ll get an earful of it. She doesn’t tell jokes. She tells the truth. Or the truth as filtered through her uniquely twisted life experience. Monday, August 4, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.com.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday, April 1 - October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

Stay Sweet Records Presents The Hotelier, Little Big League, Foxing at Strange Matter

Stay Sweet Records Presents The Hotelier, Little Big League, Foxing & 1 Tba 5pm Doors | $10 In Advance // $12 Day Of Show | All Ages FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/670525606360243/. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.com.

Flight of Salt with Jim Waive (The Young Divorcees) at The Camel

Free. Flight of Salt - http://www.flightofsalt.com with Jim Waive (The Young Divorcees). Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Flying Squirrels v. Binghamton (Fredericksburg Community Night)

Fredericksburg Community Night! Tickets $7-11. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 7:05 PM – 10:05 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

Kinky Friedman at Ashland Coffee & Tea

$35 advance; $40 door. http://www.kinkyfriedman.com/index.html Everyone’s favorite former Texas gubernatorial candidate, political commentator and self-proclaimed “author, columnist, musician and beautician” Kinky Friedman is returning to AC&T!! Kinky will be performing solo, dispensing the wisdom of the Jewish troubadour, and signing books. The Kinkster, whose solo performance has recently been described as “Mark Twain meets Groucho Marx . . . at the corner of Johnny Cash and Lenny Bruce,” will be hitting the road fresh on the heels of the release of his brand new book, The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts, co-authored by and about the life and times of Billy Bob Thornton. With a foreword from Angelina Jolie, The Billy Bob Tapes promises “colorful tales of [Billy Bob’s] modest Southern upbringing, his bizarre phobias, his life, his loves . . . and, of course, his movie career.” And, as Kinky has often said, “the Kinkster will sign anything but bad legislation.” Kinky Friedman rose to stardo… Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday, April 1 - October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

"The Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Victory Church" at Hanover Tavern

July 18 – August 24, 2014 Hanover Tavern World Premiere The roads are flooded, the bridges are washed out, and less generous souls are staying safely indoors, but it takes more than a little rain to keep the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood from fulfilling their sworn mission. Come sit in on this month's meeting in the basement of Second Trinity Victory Church; our five angels of mercy will leave you breathless with laughter as they do their best to help the victims of global disaster, spiritual deprivation, and, most of all, each other. Don't miss this hilarious and heart-warming World Premiere by award winning Richmond playwright Bo Wilson. $36. http://va-rep.org/show_charitable_sisterhood.html. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Books on Broad: featuring Zachary W. Dresser "Apocalypse and the Millennium in the Civil War Era" at The Library of Virginia

Free. Apocalypse and the Millennium in the Civil War Era explores the diverse ways in which beliefs about the end times influenced nineteenth-century American lives, including reform culture, the search for meaning amid the trials of war, and the social transformation wrought by emancipation. Reception (wine and cheese) 5:30–6:00 PM, book talk 6:00–7:00 PM, and book signing 7:00–7:30 PM. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. 800 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lva.virginia.gov.

Glenn Birch & Ellen Birch with special guest, Frank Coleman at Ashland Coffee & Tea

$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 special guest Frank Coleman. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

Heritage Music: Jeni & Billy at Hanover Tavern

“Jeni and Billy’s stunningly original music is as old as the hills, yet brand new at the same time. Jeni is a true poet and a born storyteller, through and through — many of her songs contain whole novels. Billy is the perfect partner, skillfully accompanying Jeni with guitar, banjo and harmonies. These two are tradition bearers — the next generation of traditional music,” according to Mary Smith, Director of the Richmond (VA) Folk Music Society. For More information call 804-537-5050. Info - http://hanovertavern.org/. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA 23069. For more info visit hanovertavern.org.

Flying Squirrels v. Binghamton (Tribute to Peanut Night/Tri-Cities Night/Wednesday Happy Hour)

Tribute to Peanut Night Tri-Cities Night Wednesday Happy Hour Enjoy drink specials from when the gates open until an hour after the first pitch of the game is thrown! Tickets $7-11. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 7:05 PM – 10:05 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Monday - Saturday, April 1 - October 31 Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 History Center members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Thursday, August 7, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

The Secret Life of a Victorian House at Maymont

Explore Maymont Mansion and learn what it was like to live and work at the estate 100 years ago. The Dooleys' housemaid brings the mansion to life during a family-friendly tour of the upstairs and downstairs of this grand home. $6 per person/$4 members. Thursday, August 7, 2014, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM. 1700 Hampton St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.maymont.org.

Flowers After 5 at Lewis Ginter

July 10, 17, 24, 31; August 7, 14, 21, 28 Kick back and relax at the Garden on Thursday evenings this summer! Stroll through the gardens; enjoy wine, music, dining al fresco and shopping. The location for this event is outside of the Historic Bloemendaal House. Don't forget about our wonderful Family Activities! Fidos After 5 is the second Thursday of each month (June 12, July 10, August 14) when leashed pets are invited as well. $2 suggested pet admission benefits the Richmond SPCA. Flowers After 5 is rain or shine; in case of extreme inclement weather, activities will be moved inside. The Garden's in-house caterer, Meriwether Godsey, offers wine by the glass and by the bottle, specialty beers, and food for purchase at the event site. The Conservatory is open, but the Butterflies LIVE! wing is closed as butterflies tend to roost in the evenings. Come back and visit them during the day when they are more active! Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Info and details of… Thursday, August 7, 2014, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 1800 Lakeside Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lewisginter.org.

2014 Richmond Jazz Festival Presents the Alison Self & the Regulars at Hardywood Food Truck Court at Hardywood

"..sweet and yet audacious, whimsical yet sassy.." Join us for a special performance by the Alison Self and the Regulars at 6pm, opening the weekend of the Richmond Jazz Festival at Maymont. See the full festival schedule here: http://jazzatmaymont.com More info about Alison here: http://www.alisonself.com 16 new and favorite local gourmet mobile food vendors tonight! 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. FB - http://www.hardywood.com/content/2014-richmond-jazz-festival-presents-alison-self-regulars-hardywood-food-truck-court. Thursday, August 7, 2014, 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.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. FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/681240638580676/?source=1 Info - http://www.hardywood.com/content/hardywood-food-truck-court-1. Thursday, August 7, 2014, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

Jazz Cafe at VMFA: Michael Hawkins & Friends

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. Jul 10 MARY HERMANN GARCIA Jazz standards, bossa novas, blues, and New Orleans music with vocalist Mary Hermann García, Antonio García on trombone, percussion, vocals; John Conley on guitar; and Brian Sulser on bass. Jul 17 TONY MATA TRIO Sophisticated jazz in a trio format with Tony Mata on guitar, Brian Jones on drums, and Jimmy Masters on bass. Jul 24 REGINALD CYNTJE BAND A celebration of the music and culture of the Caribbean with the release of his new CD, Elements of Life, featuring Reginald Cyntje on trombone, Victor Provost on steel pan, Herman Burney on bass, and Amin Gumbs on drums. Jul 31 QUINTESSENTIAL JAZZ Jazz, funk, soul and gospel with William Prentiss on flute/tenor sax, Chris Moseley on trumpet/flu… Thursday, August 7, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vmfa.state.va.us.

Quincy Mumford / Alex Culbreth at The Camel

$7. Quincy Mumford - http://www.quincymumford.com/ After 5 years, 400+ shows, and four award-winning albums, New Jersey-based 21 year-old singer/songwriter Quincy Mumford released his 5th album “Its Only Change” in July 2013. Its Only Change was recorded in Nashville, TN with producer Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo) and features performances from Jerry Roe (K.D. Lang), David Labruyere (John Mayer) and Aubrey Freed (Black Crowes, Sheryl Crow). Producer Ken Coomer, states, “Quincy Mumford is a true artist that can bring raw 70′s style rock and funk highlighted with the voice of an old soul, it’s a perfect blend.” Its Only Change displays many different emotions and musical styling’s including rock, soul, jazz, funk and hip-hop. States Quincy, “This record is like nothing I have ever done before. For the first time, I was able to mesh all of my influences into one complete piece of work.” Several different life changing experiences during the past year have provided Quincy with an array of lyrical co… Thursday, August 7, 2014, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Cecchetti International Classical Ballet Competition 2014: Contemporary Solos at CenterStage Series

$37. Thursday, August 7, 2014: - Contemporary Class - Contemporary Solos Advanced Cecchetti trained dancers from all over the world, between the ages of 15 and 19 will compete in Classical and Contemporary Solos, as well as be adjudicated in classwork staged by the CICB Competition Faculty. Thursday, August 7, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.

Flying Squirrels v. Binghamton (Faith Night #2/Fireworks)

Faith Night #2 Fireworks Enjoy one of our 24 Firework Extravaganza following the conclusion of the game. Tickets $7-11. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Thursday, August 7, 2014, 7:05 PM – 10:05 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

Carlos Mencia at Funny Bone

Carlos Mencia, superstar/stand-up comedian, is undoubtedly one of today’s most lauded entertainers and feared comics. Whether it is man-on-the-street interviews, studio comedy, commercial parodies, or nationwide sold-out tours, Mencia demonstrates an extraordinary ability to connect with a diverse audience. ‘Mind of Mencia’ debuted on Comedy Central in early 2005. Since then, it has become one of the strongest shows in the network’s history, averaging about 1.5 million total viewers. Thursday - 7:30 PM - $25.00 Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $25.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM 9:30 PM - $25.00 Sunday - 7:00 PM - $25.00. Thursday, August 7, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.com.

"The Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Victory Church" at Hanover Tavern

July 18 – August 24, 2014 Hanover Tavern World Premiere The roads are flooded, the bridges are washed out, and less generous souls are staying safely indoors, but it takes more than a little rain to keep the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood from fulfilling their sworn mission. Come sit in on this month's meeting in the basement of Second Trinity Victory Church; our five angels of mercy will leave you breathless with laughter as they do their best to help the victims of global disaster, spiritual deprivation, and, most of all, each other. Don't miss this hilarious and heart-warming World Premiere by award winning Richmond playwright Bo Wilson. $36. http://va-rep.org/show_charitable_sisterhood.html. Thursday, August 7, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Carrie Elkin and Danny Schmidt at Ashland Coffee & Tea

$12 advance; $15 door. Two Great Artists – One Great Night! It’s a special treat when Danny Schmidt and Carrie Elkin, who normally tour separately and solo, get to share the stage together. If the chemistry seems especially sparkful, they come by it honestly, as they are a rare breed: a romantic partnership in real life, not just musical life. And the two together on stage makes for a classic case of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. Danny Schmidt is best known for his riveting poetic lyrics, which have drawn favorable comparisons to Leonard Cohen and Townes Van Zandt for their depth and complexity. And gypsy spirit Carrie Elkin is best known for her incredibly soulful and dynamic vocals, which have drawn favorable comparisons to Patty Griffin at her most powerful, and Nanci Griffith at her most intimate. Together, the respective strengths they each bring, individually, merge into a much greater whole . . . a performance of great energy and spirit . . . and one that audiences se… Thursday, August 7, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.