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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.

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 8, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

2014 Filipino Festival at Our Lady of Lourdes

Now in its ninth year, the Filipino Festival is a community event which showcases the richness of the Filipino culture and promotes a respect for and appreciation of the Filipino heritage. Featuring a delectable cuisine, folk dances and music, the Filipino Festival has attracted thousands of attendees from Richmond and surrounding cities and counties who want to experience the best of the Philippine islands without leaving Virginia. Games and play area for children. Drive through for food available. Handicap friendly. Menu and other info online. http://www.filipinofestival.org. Friday, August 8, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 8200 Woodman Rd. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.filipinofestival.org.

Richmond Jazz Festival at Hippodrome: Blind Boys of Alabama | Sean Jones Quartet

Richmond Jazz Festival August 8th - 10th http://www.jazzatmaymont.com FB - http://www.facebook.com/richmondjazzfestival The Richmond Jazz Festival at Maymont presented by Altria Group will kick off its second year this summer by bringing a sense of serenity, soul and smooth sounds to the Capital City. Situated on the rolling hills of Maymont, the Festival will feature more than 20 local, national and international bands and artist. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Maymont Foundation, the Richmond Jazz Society and Educational Learning Opportunities. Friday, August 8, 2014, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 528 N. 2nd St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.jazzatmaymont.com.

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

$37. 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. Friday, August 8, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.

Flying Squirrels v. Portland (Das Boot Giveaway/Oktoberfest)

Das Boot Giveaway 1,500 21 and Older Oktoberfest Tickets $7-11. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Friday, August 8, 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. Friday, August 8, 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. Friday, August 8, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

The Mills Family Band at Ashland Coffee & Tea

$10. The Mills Family Band - David Lee & Valerie Mayfield open Always entertaining, this group of young area musicians brings together a tight fusion of Jazz, Soul, and Americana like you’ve never heard before! After playing locally for several years, both together and with various groups around Richmond, siblings Allyson and Curtis Mills, along with mandolin player Chris Hale, thought they might be on to something when they began blending the sounds of old time, bluegrass and folk with jazz and soul. The acoustic nature of the trio made for an eclectic sound. When saxophone player Samson Trinh began sitting in from time to time, the feeling of anticipation only grew. Drums (Andy Brockmann) and bass (AC&T frequent flyer Rusty Farmer) were then added to bring the band together to form the band that’s fast becoming a Richmond favorite! Samson has left the group, but Richmond sax-man Roger Carroll joins the mix. …and opening this show: The parents of David Mayfield of “The David Mayfield Parade” and J… Friday, August 8, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

The Whigs / Glass Twin / Sideways Orange at The Camel

$12 advance; $14 door. The Whigs - For their fifth album, the Athens-bred/Nashville-based power trio the Whigs wanted to find the exact midpoint between raw and rehearsed. After more than a decade together - during which they've released four critically lauded studio albums and toured constantly as either headliners or openers for the likes of the Drive-By Truckers, Kings of Leon, and MGMT - the three members all agreed that they wanted to flex their muscles a bit: write some good songs, get them down as tight as possible, hit, and tear shit up. with Glass Twin / Sideways Orange. Friday, August 8, 2014, 8:00 PM – Saturday, August 9, 2014, 12:00 AM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

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 8, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8906 West Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.comedysportzrichmond.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. Friday, August 8, 2014, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.com.

Lakeside Farmers' Market

http://www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net The market is open April-December, two days per week. Wednesdays 8AM til dusk. Most vendors stay the entire day and continue selling between market times. Open Saturdays 8AM til noon. Lakeside Farmers' Market offers Local Seasonal Produce, Meats, Cheeses and Baked Goods and Hand Made Items from Local Artists. Arts, Crafts, Dining, Housewares, and Jewelry are located in the retail shops adjacent to the market. New this year, "LAKESIDE FARMERS' MARKET TOO!" This is an indoor option adjacent to the Farmers' Market Pavilion. Saturday, August 9, 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 9, 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 9, 2014, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 6000 Grove Avenue Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.saintstephensrichmond.net.

“A Stitch in Time” – English and Virginia Indian Clothing and Fashion of 1600–1620 in Virginia at Henricus Historical Park

Did Sir Thomas Dale and John Rolfe wear underwear? What kind of deerskin would Pocahontas have worn? Well, come and join the Henricus Historical Park staff and their guests for a unique presentation to find out! This event will be conducted in the cozy environs of the 1613 hospital, Mt. Malady, where visitors will experience the fashions of both the English colonists and the native Powhatan people. Interpreters will demonstrate and explain everything that was worn; including how and why different classes, occupations, genders, and races wore one thing versus another. Visitors will be comfortably seated and light cool refreshments will be available as a courtesy of Henricus Historical Park. This is a great family event for ages 7 and above. Cost: $8 Adults, $6 children aged 3 – 12/ Henricus Patrons free. http://www.henricus.org. Saturday, August 9, 2014, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. 251 Henricus Park Road Chester, VA.

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 9, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

Benjamin F. Stringfellow – “The Most Dangerous Man in the Confederacy” at Hanover Tavern

“Frank” Stringfellow, who weighed 100 pounds soaking wet, was turned down in his first four attempts to join the Confederate army. Frank later convinced an officer to let him enlist. Thereafter, he became a “scout” and developed the second biggest spy ring in the South. Here Frank tell of his adventures, including posing as a dentist, a woman, and a merchant in order to escape from the enemy. 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 9, 2014, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA 23069. For more info visit hanovertavern.org.

Richmond Jazz Festival at Maymont

Richmond Jazz Festival August 9th - 10th http://www.jazzatmaymont.com FB - http://www.facebook.com/richmondjazzfestival The 5th annual Richmond Jazz Festival, presented by Altria, lets its attendees experience America’s original art form in such a way that transforms the city of Richmond, Virginia into a jazz mecca for nearly a week. The 5th annual Richmond Jazz Festival extends to four days this year (August 7-10) and features more than 20 top, Grammy Award-winning, international and national jazz talents. Saturday, August 9: WATER SEED VICTOR HASKINS TRIO PEDRITO MARTINEZ PLUNKY & ONENESS SEAN JONES QUARTET TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON REGINA CARTER DOWN TO THE BONE ERIC BENÉT MACEO PARKER PETER WHITE RICK BRAUN EUGE GROOVE CASSANDRA WILSON AVERAGE WHITE BAND KENNY “BABYFACE” EDMONDS Sunday, August 10: TIERNEY SUTTON EARL KLUGH ROY AYERS FRED WESLEY & THE NEW JB’S MARY MARY CAMEO BILL FRISELL DIANNE REEVES BONEY JAMES “SWEET POPPA” LOU DONALDSON BOZ SCAGGS. Saturday, August 9, 2014, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. 1700 Hampton St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.jazzatmaymont.com.

VCU/Fan: Alternative Eats Food Tour

More fun than college, this tour walks us through VCU’s vibrant and Victorian (and victorious!!!) Monroe Park Campus with a pop over into Carver on occasion. Depending on the day, savor the flavors of The Nile, delight in the vegetarian goodness of Ipanema Cafe, step into Carver for the bounty of The Black Sheep or the cutting edge cuisine of The Magpie, have a classic snack at Sally Bell’s, live like a local at the lovely William Miller House B & B or the gorgeous Grace Manor Inn or discover the hipness of Balliceaux and the new kid on the block who is wowing everyone, Heritage. Tickets are $55 inclusive of ticketing fee and are available here. http://realrichmondva.com. Saturday, August 9, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 1217 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit realrichmondva.com.

2014 Filipino Festival at Our Lady of Lourdes

Now in its ninth year, the Filipino Festival is a community event which showcases the richness of the Filipino culture and promotes a respect for and appreciation of the Filipino heritage. Featuring a delectable cuisine, folk dances and music, the Filipino Festival has attracted thousands of attendees from Richmond and surrounding cities and counties who want to experience the best of the Philippine islands without leaving Virginia. Games and play area for children. Drive through for food available. Handicap friendly. Menu and other info online. http://www.filipinofestival.org. Saturday, August 9, 2014, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 8200 Woodman Rd. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.filipinofestival.org.

Jammin on the James: Featuring: Susan Greenbaum at Wilton House Museum

Join us this summer for free concerts on the grounds of Wilton. Bring a picnic dinner and your favorite lawn chair for family-friendly music on our scenic terrace overlooking the James River. Enjoy complimentary walk-through tours of Wilton as well as face-painting, games, and crafts for kids. Free admission. All concerts are rain or shine. Donations appreciated. Featuring: Susan Greenbaum Join us this summer for free concerts on the grounds of Wilton. Bring a picnic dinner and your favorite lawn chair for family-friendly music on our scenic terrace overlooking the James River. Enjoy complimentary walk-through tours of Wilton as well as face-painting, games, and crafts for kids. Free admission. All concerts are rain or shine. Donations appreciated. About the Band: Susan draws big, enthusiastic audiences who delight in her lively, diverse and powerful performances. Thanks to the internet, she has fans on every continent. She performs solo and with her band and has appeared at such venue… Saturday, August 9, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 215 S. Wilton Rd. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.wiltonhousemuseum.org.

Flying Squirrels v. Portland (Digicam Bucket Hat/Fireworks/Military Appreciation Night)

Digicam Bucket Hat 2,000 21 and Older Fireworks Enjoy one of our 24 Firework Extravaganza following the conclusion of the game. Military Appreciation Tickets $7-11. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Saturday, August 9, 2014, 6:05 PM – 9:05 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. Saturday, August 9, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.com.

Unbound3! & Cirque de la Candela at Candela Books + Gallery

With every summer comes Candela Books + Gallery’s annual invitational and juried exhibition. This year brings Unbound3! featuring the art of 39 photographers; many known nationally and internationally and many emerging photographers as well. The exhibition will open to the public Friday, July 11th, from 5 to 8 pm. The Unbound! exhibition originated to with the goal to annually present a cross-section of contemporary and traditional photography, and celebrate these working artists by hosting a fundraising event to raise monies to acquire work for the Candela Collection. Our intention is to eventually donate this collection to a notable art institution, thereby generating opportunities and exposure for participating artists beyond traditional group or juried show opportunities. This years gala fundraiser, Cirque de la Candela, on Saturday, August 9th, 7-11pm will offer libations and eats, including our mouthwatering back alley chicken; and other amusement park fare the likes of a mermaid, tarot readings,… Saturday, August 9, 2014, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 214 W. Broad S. Richmond, VA. For more info visit candelabooks.com.

Cecchetti International Classical Ballet Competition 2014: Finals & Gala Reception at CenterStage Series

$77. Saturday, August 9, 2014: - Contemporary & Classical Finals - Gala Reception 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. Saturday, August 9, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondcenterstage.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 9, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 8906 West Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.comedysportzrichmond.com.

Richmond Kickers v. Charlotte Eagles 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, August 9, 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, August 9, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Lera Lynn at Ashland Coffee & Tea

$10 advance; $12 door. When Lera Lynn takes the stage, there is an undeniable feeling that she is something different – something special. Her sultry voice has a way of wrapping around melodies, enveloping the listener in her lyrics, rife with a plainspoken yet cutthroat honesty. When combined with her chordings, which are distinct, original and timeless in their own right, what is revealed is a songwriting craftsman already well on her way to establishing a niche that is very much her own. In March 2011, Lera Lynn released her debut solo album, Have You Met Lera Lynn? to international acclaim. Hand picked from Lynn’s collection of songs written over the previous decade, the album elucidates a painstaking inventory of past experiences, as well as artistic challenges in her present pursuits, and her hopes for the future. The opening track, “Whiskey,” is in fact one of Lynn’s oldest songs, a portrayal of a young girl trying to cope in an environment of addiction and denial. Fast forward to the present i… Saturday, August 9, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

Strange Matter & Vinyl Conflict Present Raw Power, Wartorn, Unholy Thoughts & Asylum at Strange Matter

Strange Matter & Vinyl Conflict Present Raw Power, Wartorn, Unholy Thoughts & Asylum 9pm Doors | $10 In Advance // $12 Day Of Show | 18+ FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/1427156964222690. Saturday, August 9, 2014, 9:00 PM – Sunday, August 10, 2014, 12:00 AM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.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. Saturday, August 9, 2014, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.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 9, 2014, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM. 8906 West Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.comedysportzrichmond.com.

2014 Watermelon Festival in Carytown

The Granddaddy of all street festivals. 115,000 people, over 3000 watermelons and you! With 60 musicians, over 100 exhibitors, one of the largest kids areas of any festival on the east coast and all of the great Carytown style, the Carytown Watermelon Festival presented by Martin's has become the largest one day festival in the state of Virginia. Mark your calendar now for a great day of family fun. With almost 50 full bands and 40 solo/duet acts scheduled on 8 stages (full scedhule - http://www.rockitz.net), plus over 100 exhibitors, one of the largest kids areas of any festival on the east coast and all of the great Carytown style! Info: http://www.carytownrva.com/events/watermelon-festival.php. Sunday, August 10, 2014, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. 3000 W. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.carytownrva.com.

Richmond Jazz Festival at Maymont

Richmond Jazz Festival August 9th - 10th http://www.jazzatmaymont.com FB - http://www.facebook.com/richmondjazzfestival The 5th annual Richmond Jazz Festival, presented by Altria, lets its attendees experience America’s original art form in such a way that transforms the city of Richmond, Virginia into a jazz mecca for nearly a week. The 5th annual Richmond Jazz Festival extends to four days this year (August 7-10) and features more than 20 top, Grammy Award-winning, international and national jazz talents. Saturday, August 9: WATER SEED VICTOR HASKINS TRIO PEDRITO MARTINEZ PLUNKY & ONENESS SEAN JONES QUARTET TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON REGINA CARTER DOWN TO THE BONE ERIC BENÉT MACEO PARKER PETER WHITE RICK BRAUN EUGE GROOVE CASSANDRA WILSON AVERAGE WHITE BAND KENNY “BABYFACE” EDMONDS Sunday, August 10: TIERNEY SUTTON EARL KLUGH ROY AYERS FRED WESLEY & THE NEW JB’S MARY MARY CAMEO BILL FRISELL DIANNE REEVES BONEY JAMES “SWEET POPPA” LOU DONALDSON BOZ SCAGGS. Sunday, August 10, 2014, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. 1700 Hampton St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.jazzatmaymont.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 10, 2014, 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM. 2401 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23223. For more info visit historicstjohnschurch.org.

Flying Squirrels v. Portland (Kids Club Pirate Treasure Chest Bank Giveaway/Princess and Pirate Day)

Kids Club Pirate Treasure Chest Bank Giveaway 2,000 14 and Under Princess and Pirate Day Tickets $7-11. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Sunday, August 10, 2014, 1:35 PM – 4:35 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.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. Sunday, August 10, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Second Sunday of each month from April - October Sunday, November 4, 11, 18 An extension of the daily “Highlights” tour, this version covers in more detail the cemetery’s unique history, landscape design, architecture, symbols and residents $10, walk-ups welcome. $5 for History Center Members. Cash or check, or purchase online. Park on-street. Sunday, August 10, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. S. Cherry St. & Albemarle St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

Sunday Specialty Walking Tour of Hollywood Cemetery

Second Sunday of each month from April - October and Sundays, November 2, 9, 16 and 23 An extension of the daily “Highlights” tour, this version covers in more detail the cemetery’s unique history, landscape design, architecture, symbols and residents. $15 per person; $10 for History Center Members (price includes a $5 donation to the Friends of Hollywood Cemetery for the restoration of monuments and iron fences on the cemetery grounds) Walk-ups welcome. Cash or check, or purchase online. On-street parking. This tour is presented as part of the Richmond History Tours program, a service of the Valentine Richmond History Center. We offer a full schedule of walking and bus tours of city neighborhoods, waterways, parks, retail districts, historic sites and battlefields. Led by a trained master guide, a Richmond History Tour is the best way to experience the city's rich past, present and future. Sunday, August 10, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. S. Cherry St. & Albemarle St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

Stick Up Kid / Seaway / Candy Hearts / Driver Friendly / Centerfolds / Thanks at The Camel

$10. Stick Up Kid / Seaway / Candy Hearts / Driver Friendly / Centerfolds / Thanks More info - http://www.ticketfly.com/event/590113. Sunday, August 10, 2014, 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Carlos Mencia at Funny Bone

Carlos Mencia, superstar/stand-up comedian, is undoubtedly one of today’s most lauded entertainers and feared comics. Whether it is man-on-the-street interviews, studio comedy, commercial parodies, or nationwide sold-out tours, Mencia demonstrates an extraordinary ability to connect with a diverse audience. ‘Mind of Mencia’ debuted on Comedy Central in early 2005. Since then, it has become one of the strongest shows in the network’s history, averaging about 1.5 million total viewers. 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. Sunday, August 10, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.com.

Sunrise Detour, Parentheses, Way, Shape, Or Form & Climbers at Strange Matter

Sunrise Detour, Parentheses, Way, Shape, Or Form & Climbers 9pm Doors | $5 Cover | 18+ FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/1412013872414430. Sunday, August 10, 2014, 9:00 PM – Monday, August 11, 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 11, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.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 12, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

REC Room at The Camel

Free. Rock/Funk/Reggae/Psychedelic FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/239409509591721/. Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

White Chapel, Stick to Your Guns, Sworn In, Seraph at The Canal Club

White Chapel - https://www.facebook.com/pages/White-Chapel/224701114208332 Stick to your Guns Sworn In Seraph 6:00 doors $15.00/$18.00. Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 1545 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thecanalclub.com.

DJ Williams Projekt, Tauk 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. Tauk - http://www.taukband.com/ The heavy NYC dirty funk 4-piece TAUK is hitting 2014 with their unique blend of experimental melodic prog rock and sexy grooves. Sponsors: CTOWN. HIPP. RIC. Umbrella. VMFA. Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 8:00 PM – Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 12:00 AM. 2729 W. Broad Street Richmond, VA.

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 13, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.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, August 13, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.com.

Ketzer, Humungus, The Day Of The Beast & Vorator at Strange Matter

Ketzer, Humungus, The Day Of The Beast & Vorator 9pm Doors | $8 In Advance // $10 Day Of Show | 18+ FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/467295226707353/. Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 9:00 PM – Thursday, August 14, 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. Thursday, August 14, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

Nature's Civil War: Common Soldiers and the Environment in 1862 Virginia by Kathryn Shively Meier at Virginia Historical Society

In the Shenandoah Valley and Peninsula Campaigns of 1862, Union and Confederate soldiers faced unfamiliar and harsh environmental conditions, which contributed to escalating disease and diminished morale. Using a wealth of personal accounts, medical sources, newspapers, and government documents, Kathryn Shively Meier reveals how these soldiers strove to maintain their physical and mental health by combating their deadliest enemy—nature. To survive, soldiers forged informal networks of health care based on prewar civilian experience and adopted a universal set of self-care habits, and they periodically had to adjust their ideas of manliness, class values, and race to the circumstances at hand. Meier, author of Nature’s Civil War: Common Soldiers and the Environment in 1862 Virginia, is an assistant professor of history at Virginia Commonwealth University. Info: http://www.vahistorical.org/attend-event/programs-and-activities/lectures-and-classes/natures-civil-war-common-soldiers-and?start=2014-08-14T12:0… Thursday, August 14, 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, August 14, 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 14, 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, August 14, 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 14, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vmfa.state.va.us.

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. Jocelyn Vorenberg, violin David Fisk, piano Beethoven: Sonata no. 4 in A minor, Op. 23 Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, Op. 100 Wieniawski: Caprice in E Flat Major for Violin and Piano Elgar: La Capriceuse, Op. 17 This Series is in partnership with CenterStage, University of Richmond and VCUArts. Thursday, August 14, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.

Dave Landau at Funny Bone

Working the road nonstop since his 21st birthday, Dave Landau has grown into a true comedic juggernaut. Finding himself much in-demand among audiences and club owners due to his deadpan demeanor and those jokes — my God, those jokes — that fluidly fly forth with breakneck pacing and perfect timing. Dave, it can be said with all due respect, is a throwback to another era of comedy. The entertaining everyman. Innocent enough at first blush; as he states his case, you begin to see where you and he have quite a bit in common. A wife, a house. An odd sense of calm in an increasingly crazy world. You’re on a tour of the familiar and prosaic, with Dave Landau as the bus driver. Then he drops his foot on the accelerator. And things start to get wild. You see, Dave Landau might appear to be just like you, but he’s not really. His mind goes to places that angels would fear to tread, and he has no problem telling you about it. The mark of a great comedian, it is said, is the ability to find jokes where others would f… Thursday, August 14, 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 14, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Jason Isbell at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $20 ADV | $25 DOS Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/jason-isbell Southeastern is not a record Jason has made before, and not simply because the glorious storm and drama of his band, the 400 Unit, is absent. They will tour together; it’s not a break-up record, not an album of dissolving, but, rather, songs of discovery. And not at all afraid, not even amid the tears. Which is to say that he has grown up. That it has been a dozen years since he showed up at a party and left in the Drive-By Truckers’ van with two travel days to learn their songs. And then taught them some of his songs in the bargain. Jason Isbell’s solo career has seemed equally effortless, from Sirens of the Ditch (2007) to Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit (2009), through Here We Rest (2011) and last year’s Live From Alabama. Loud records, unrepentantly southern, resplendent with careful songwriting. Songs which inspire and intimidate other musicians, and critics. “. Thursday, August 14, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:30 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Penny & Sparrow at Ashland Coffee & Tea

$10 advance; $12 door. Penny & Sparrow were listed by Buzz Feed as #2 of 50 SXSW bands to know and The Huffington Post as #4 of 30 SXSW acts about to break in 2014. They’re also part of the Austin City Limits (ACL) Music Festival lineup this October (10th-12th). So there’s good reason this Austin duo is garnering such praise and attention. When so much of radio is a blur of popstars, synthesizers, drums, and light shows – here, two honest men lay bare the simple poetry of sound. Andy Baxter’s voice floats like smoke over old wood – and is further raised up by Kyle Jahnke’s own guitar and piercing vocal harmonics. They write music that effortlessly draws you in with their deep, moving lyrics that are intimate and relational in nature reminiscent of Bon Iver and The Swell Season; along with possessing that rare quality to captivate an audience to the point you can hear a pin drop. Their latest album “Struggle Pretty” is vast with instrumentation and creativity, while still staying true to the harmony… Thursday, August 14, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

The Gospel, 45 A.D., World War Ix & Rat Meat at Strange Matter

The Gospel, 45 A.D. World War Ix & Rat Meat 9pm Doors | $7 Cover | 18+ FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/1473789489523024. Thursday, August 14, 2014, 9:00 PM – Friday, August 15, 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. Friday, August 15, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

Third Fridays: Tango After Work at VMFA

Join in the fun and exotic beauty of the tango with Richmond's tango community, while enjoying the food and social atmosphere in Best Café. You can also take advantage of half-price beverages as part of Friday Art & Wine. Now you have more reasons to hang out at VMFA on Friday nights! Head to the museum and enjoy discounted beverages and free half-hour gallery tours at 7 and 7:30 pm. On the first Friday of each month, check out our First Fridays entertainment, too. http://vmfa.museum/calendar/events/third-fridays-tango-work/. Friday, August 15, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit vmfa.museum.

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

http://www.ChildrensMuseumOfRichmond.org or call (804)474-7000. Bring the whole family to enjoy what The Children's Museum of Richmond - Central has to offer from 5:00-7:30pm on the third Friday of every month for just $1 per person! Children’s Museum of Richmond (CMoR) welcomes groups that visit on Target $1 Family night! Please be sure to note our required ratio of 1 adult chaperon for every 5 children that check in. Offered every month except for December and only valid on Children’s Museum of Richmond-Central. Please check more info at http://www.c-mor.org/events/Target-Family-Night. Friday, August 15, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM. 2626 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.childrensmuseumofrichmond.org.

Old Gray, Scowler at The Camel

$8 advance; $10 door. OLD GRAY - http://oldgray.bandcamp.com/ four dudes, sometimes more, playing folk viking industrial shoegaze metal with SCOWLER. Friday, August 15, 2014, 7:00 PM – 11:30 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Dave Landau at Funny Bone

Working the road nonstop since his 21st birthday, Dave Landau has grown into a true comedic juggernaut. Finding himself much in-demand among audiences and club owners due to his deadpan demeanor and those jokes — my God, those jokes — that fluidly fly forth with breakneck pacing and perfect timing. Dave, it can be said with all due respect, is a throwback to another era of comedy. The entertaining everyman. Innocent enough at first blush; as he states his case, you begin to see where you and he have quite a bit in common. A wife, a house. An odd sense of calm in an increasingly crazy world. You’re on a tour of the familiar and prosaic, with Dave Landau as the bus driver. Then he drops his foot on the accelerator. And things start to get wild. You see, Dave Landau might appear to be just like you, but he’s not really. His mind goes to places that angels would fear to tread, and he has no problem telling you about it. The mark of a great comedian, it is said, is the ability to find jokes where others would f… Friday, August 15, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.com.

The B4BQ with Black Dahlia Murder at The Broadberry

$10-$12. with Mobile Deathcamp, Venomous Maximus, Gritter http://www.metalblade.com/english/artists/theblackdahliamurder Ritual (pron. rich-oo--uhl): An established or prescribed procedure, rite, ceremony, proceeding or service...Any practice or pattern of behavior regularly performed in a set manner...A prescribed code of behavior. The Black Dahlia Murder does not exactly seem like a band that's easily ritualized. The face-melting Detroit quintet has made a career out of being unpredictable -- as well as unhinged, unclassifiable and unrepentant, all in the best possible ways. But with RITUAL, its fifth full-length album, the extreme metal troupe found fertile territory in the wide world of those prescribed practices that would seem verboten to a band that's always marched to the double-time beat of its own drummer. And in doing so it's come up with what frontman Trevor Strnad considers "the most focused Black Dahlia Murder strike of all time.". Friday, August 15, 2014, 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM. 2729 W. Broad Street Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thebroadberry.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 15, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Donavon Frankenreiter with Tom Curren at Capital Ale House

To create his fifth full-length album Start Livin’ Hawaii-based singer/guitarist/songwriter Donavon Frankenreiter holed up in a Southern California studio for seven days with his longtime bassist Matt Grundy—and no one else. The follow-up to 2010’s Glow, Start Livin’ is a nine-track selection of folk-infused songs that sweetly reflect the simplicity of their recording. With its smooth showcasing of Frankenreiter’s rich, honey-thick vocals and masterful guitar work, Start Livin’ bears all the intimacy of an impromptu back-porch performance and the tenderness of a treasured love letter. $20 advance; $25 door. Info - http://capitalalehouse.com/capaleevent/donavon-frankenreiter-with-tom-curren/. Friday, August 15, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit capitalalehouse.com.

Horsehead at Ashland Coffee & Tea

$8 advance; $10 door. On the eve of the release of their 4th record, no truer statement could be made; A rock & roll band in times when rock & roll is often taken for granted, Horsehead continues to rise above their contemporaries showcasing their versatility in both songwriting and performance. When it was time to make their 4th record entitled Sympathetic Vibrations, the band wanted to change gears and take more time in the studio exploring arrangements and achieving different sounds then the 3 previous albums. http://horseheadmusic.com/. Friday, August 15, 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, August 15, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8906 West Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.comedysportzrichmond.com.

Donavon Frankenreiter with Tom Curren at Capital Ale House

$20. To create his fifth full-length album Start Livin’ Hawaii-based singer/guitarist/songwriter Donavon Frankenreiter holed up in a Southern California studio for seven days with his longtime bassist Matt Grundy—and no one else. The follow-up to 2010’s Glow, Start Livin’ is a nine-track selection of folk-infused songs that sweetly reflect the simplicity of their recording. With its smooth showcasing of Frankenreiter’s rich, honey-thick vocals and masterful guitar work, Start Livin’ bears all the intimacy of an impromptu back-porch performance and the tenderness of a treasured love letter. Friday, August 15, 2014, 9:00 PM – Saturday, August 16, 2014, 12:00 AM. 623 E. Main St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit capitalalehouse.com.

Dave Landau at Funny Bone

Working the road nonstop since his 21st birthday, Dave Landau has grown into a true comedic juggernaut. Finding himself much in-demand among audiences and club owners due to his deadpan demeanor and those jokes — my God, those jokes — that fluidly fly forth with breakneck pacing and perfect timing. Dave, it can be said with all due respect, is a throwback to another era of comedy. The entertaining everyman. Innocent enough at first blush; as he states his case, you begin to see where you and he have quite a bit in common. A wife, a house. An odd sense of calm in an increasingly crazy world. You’re on a tour of the familiar and prosaic, with Dave Landau as the bus driver. Then he drops his foot on the accelerator. And things start to get wild. You see, Dave Landau might appear to be just like you, but he’s not really. His mind goes to places that angels would fear to tread, and he has no problem telling you about it. The mark of a great comedian, it is said, is the ability to find jokes where others would f… Friday, August 15, 2014, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.com.

Lakeside Farmers' Market

http://www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net The market is open April-December, two days per week. Wednesdays 8AM til dusk. Most vendors stay the entire day and continue selling between market times. Open Saturdays 8AM til noon. Lakeside Farmers' Market offers Local Seasonal Produce, Meats, Cheeses and Baked Goods and Hand Made Items from Local Artists. Arts, Crafts, Dining, Housewares, and Jewelry are located in the retail shops adjacent to the market. New this year, "LAKESIDE FARMERS' MARKET TOO!" This is an indoor option adjacent to the Farmers' Market Pavilion. Saturday, August 16, 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 16, 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 16, 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 16, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

Lafayette – My Travels through Hanover County at Hanover Tavern

The Marquis de Lafayette expounds on his commitment to the American Revolution, his close ties to George Washington, and his travels through Hanover County during the war. 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 16, 2014, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA 23069. For more info visit hanovertavern.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 16, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 428 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vahistorical.org.

24th Annual Down Home Family Reunion at Abner Clay Park

Down Home Family Reunion, A Celebration of African American Folklife is a downtown weekend festival that celebrates African American folklife with world music and dance, the Heritage Market, special children’s events, interactive site demonstrations and delicious down home food. It is designed to show aspects of West African cultural traditions that are African American and that have been absorbed by the American South. http://www.efsinc.org/. Saturday, August 16, 2014, 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Brook Rd. and W. Clay St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.efsinc.org.

Shockoe Slip Capital of Cuisine Food Tour

This 2.5 hour tour begins at Fountain Bookstore on E. Cary Street in Shockoe Slip. This area was once an international trading post and we’ll sample plenty of international flair along our 1.4 mile route at such stops, depending on the day, as Bistro Bobette, Sine, The Dining Room at the Berkeley Hotel, La Parisienne, Citizen, Casa del Barco, Urban Farmhouse Market & Cafe, La Grotta, The Canal Bistro at Off the Hookah, The Tobacco Company, Coppola’s Main Street and Mise en Place. Richmond has played a central role in American history and has the history, architecture, natural features, and culture to prove it. Tickets are $55 and are available here. http://realrichmondva.com/. Saturday, August 16, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. 1217 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit realrichmondva.com.

Dave Landau at Funny Bone

Working the road nonstop since his 21st birthday, Dave Landau has grown into a true comedic juggernaut. Finding himself much in-demand among audiences and club owners due to his deadpan demeanor and those jokes — my God, those jokes — that fluidly fly forth with breakneck pacing and perfect timing. Dave, it can be said with all due respect, is a throwback to another era of comedy. The entertaining everyman. Innocent enough at first blush; as he states his case, you begin to see where you and he have quite a bit in common. A wife, a house. An odd sense of calm in an increasingly crazy world. You’re on a tour of the familiar and prosaic, with Dave Landau as the bus driver. Then he drops his foot on the accelerator. And things start to get wild. You see, Dave Landau might appear to be just like you, but he’s not really. His mind goes to places that angels would fear to tread, and he has no problem telling you about it. The mark of a great comedian, it is said, is the ability to find jokes where others would f… Saturday, August 16, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.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 16, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 8906 West Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.comedysportzrichmond.com.

Richmond Kickers v. Dayton Dutch Lions 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, August 16, 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, August 16, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Jeff Black at Ashland Coffee & Tea

$12 advance; $15 door. “His words and voice hold down center stage with a craft so deeply in the artistic pocket that it obscures anything outside.” - No Depression Thirty years of celebrated live performances and songs covered by artists as diverse as Alison Krauss, Waylon Jennings, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, John Oates, Blackhawk and Dierks Bentley, Jeff Black is recognized as a pioneer in the modern music industry. Boston s WUMB listeners voted Jeff Black as one of the top 100 most important Folk artists of the last 25 years. After critically acclaimed commercial releases on label homes, fan favorite independent releases on his own Lotos Nile Music imprint, song placement on numerous independent films, Black continues to evolve as an influential artist on the who’s who list of post-alt troubadours. A master songwriter and performer in the tradition of the great storytellers, his passionate, soul driven live performances of songs from his vast catalog are not to be missed. http://www.jeffblac… Saturday, August 16, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit www.ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

Steep Canyon Rangers at The National

Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $15 - $30 Show Info - http://www.thenationalva.com/events/detail/steep-canyon-rangers. Saturday, August 16, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 708 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.thenationalva.com.

Anthem Moonlight Ride

Take in the sights and sounds of RVA by bike... under a full moon... with 2,000 other riders decked out in crazy lights and costumes. Then top it off with pizza, ice cream, a live concert and a Blue Moon beer (for you 21-and-uppers!). We even have plenty of exhibitors and interactive activities for the fam, and you’re guaranteed to have a fabulous night on the town! With a Full Moon (17-mile) course and a Half Moon (8-mile) option, there’s something for everyone. And if you’re not in it for the yellow jersey, take advantage of our well-stocked rest stops on Monument Avenue and in Bryan Park. Info: http://www.sportsbackers.org/events/moonlight-ride/. Saturday, August 16, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 100 Avenue of Champions Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.sportsbackers.org.

Dave Landau at Funny Bone

Working the road nonstop since his 21st birthday, Dave Landau has grown into a true comedic juggernaut. Finding himself much in-demand among audiences and club owners due to his deadpan demeanor and those jokes — my God, those jokes — that fluidly fly forth with breakneck pacing and perfect timing. Dave, it can be said with all due respect, is a throwback to another era of comedy. The entertaining everyman. Innocent enough at first blush; as he states his case, you begin to see where you and he have quite a bit in common. A wife, a house. An odd sense of calm in an increasingly crazy world. You’re on a tour of the familiar and prosaic, with Dave Landau as the bus driver. Then he drops his foot on the accelerator. And things start to get wild. You see, Dave Landau might appear to be just like you, but he’s not really. His mind goes to places that angels would fear to tread, and he has no problem telling you about it. The mark of a great comedian, it is said, is the ability to find jokes where others would f… Saturday, August 16, 2014, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.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 16, 2014, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM. 8906 West Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.comedysportzrichmond.com.

24th Annual Down Home Family Reunion at Abner Clay Park

Down Home Family Reunion, A Celebration of African American Folklife is a downtown weekend festival that celebrates African American folklife with world music and dance, the Heritage Market, special children’s events, interactive site demonstrations and delicious down home food. It is designed to show aspects of West African cultural traditions that are African American and that have been absorbed by the American South. http://www.efsinc.org/. Sunday, August 17, 2014, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Brook Rd. and W. Clay St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.efsinc.org.

Patrick Henry Reenactment at St. John's Church

Since 1976, St. John’s Church Foundation has presented historical reenactments at the original location of the Second Virginia Convention of March 1775. Professional actors in 1770s attire portray ten delegates, including Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington. The delegates engage in the debates and arguments of the Second Virginia Convention, which lead up to Patrick Henry’s immortal “Give me liberty or give me death!” speech. Seating is first come, first served. Seat saving will not be permitted. The entire party must be present before seating will take place. Doors will close once the church reaches capacity or when the reenactment begins. No admittance after the reenactment begins. 1:15 pm — Doors open. Seating is on a first-come, first served basis. 1:30 pm — Music program 1:45 pm — Reenactment begins This event is also FREE, with a suggested donation of $5.00. Information - http://historicstjohnschurch.org/reenactments. Sponsors: CTOWN. HIPP. RIC. Umbrella. VMFA. Sunday, August 17, 2014, 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM. 2401 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA 23223. For more info visit historicstjohnschurch.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 17, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Monument Avenue Walking Tour

The first street in the U.S. to be designated as a National Landmark by the National Park Service, Monument Avenue is one of America’s most beautiful boulevards. Learn about the diverse architectural styles of its grand homes, famous residents and renowned architects $15 per person; $5 for History Center Members. Walk-ups welcome. Cash or check, or purchase online. On-street parking. This tour is presented as part of the Richmond History Tours program, a service of the Valentine Richmond History Center. We offer a full schedule of walking and bus tours of city neighborhoods, waterways, parks, retail districts, historic sites and battlefields. Led by a trained master guide, a Richmond History Tour is the best way to experience the city's rich past, present and future. http://www.richmondhistorycenter.com/calendar/monument-ave-aug. Sunday, August 17, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 1701 Monument Ave. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

An Evening with Old Crow Medicine Show 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 Old Crow Medicine Show got its start busking on street corners in New York state and up through Canada, winning audiences along the way with their boundless energy and spirit. They eventually found themselves in Boone, North Carolina where they caught the attention of folk icon Doc Watson while playing in front of a pharmacy. He immediately invited the band to play at his MerleFest, helping to launch their career. Shortly thereafter the band relocated to Nashville for a residency at the Grand Ole Opry, where they entertained the crowd between shows. It’s been nearly fifteen years since these humble beginnings, and the band has gone on to tour the world, sell over 800,000 albums, become frequent guests on A Prairie Home Companion, play renowned festivals like Bonnaroo, Coachella, and the Newport Folk Festival, and be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2013. Purc… Sunday, August 17, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 1700 Hampton St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.maymont.org.

Dave Landau at Funny Bone

Working the road nonstop since his 21st birthday, Dave Landau has grown into a true comedic juggernaut. Finding himself much in-demand among audiences and club owners due to his deadpan demeanor and those jokes — my God, those jokes — that fluidly fly forth with breakneck pacing and perfect timing. Dave, it can be said with all due respect, is a throwback to another era of comedy. The entertaining everyman. Innocent enough at first blush; as he states his case, you begin to see where you and he have quite a bit in common. A wife, a house. An odd sense of calm in an increasingly crazy world. You’re on a tour of the familiar and prosaic, with Dave Landau as the bus driver. Then he drops his foot on the accelerator. And things start to get wild. You see, Dave Landau might appear to be just like you, but he’s not really. His mind goes to places that angels would fear to tread, and he has no problem telling you about it. The mark of a great comedian, it is said, is the ability to find jokes where others would f… Sunday, August 17, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.com.

U.S. Royalty, Golden Youth at Strange Matter

U.S. Royalty, Golden Youth & 1 Tba 9pm Doors | $8 In Advance // $10 Day Of Show | 18+. Sunday, August 17, 2014, 9:00 PM – Monday, August 18, 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 18, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.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 19, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

Flying Squirrels v. New Britain (Kurt Angle Appearance/Williamsburg Community Night)

Kurt Angle Appearance Williamsburg Community Night Tickets $7-11. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 7:05 PM – 10:05 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

Tercer Mundo, Muerte, Sete Star Sept, Globsters & Cretins at Strange Matter

Tercer Mundo, Muerte, Sete Star Sept, Globsters & Cretins 8pm Doors | $8 Cover | 18+ FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/1515308998688163. Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 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. Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

Natural Virginia: Panoramic Photographs by Ben Greenberg at The Library of Virginia

Free. Photographer Ben Greenberg and author Deane Dozier will discuss production of Natural Virginia, a collection of more than 100 images that range from the state's most well-known to its rarely explored landscapes. Some of the stunning panoramic shots in the book represent as many as 10 years of effort to get a worthy picture of a particular location. Presented in conjunction with the Library's exhibition Flora of Virginia. Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. 800 E. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.lva.virginia.gov.

Family Day at Wilton House Featuring: Colonial Cooking

Activity: Colonial Cooking School’s out for the summer, but there is still a place the young student in your home can learn and have a good time. Bring the family by for a tour of the historic house, geared for elementary and middle school aged children, followed by a lesson in colonial cooking. Reserve a spot today. $10 per person. All ingredients and supplies provided. Advanced reservations are required. Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. 215 S. Wilton Rd. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.wiltonhousemuseum.org.

Stay Sweet Records Presents Hard Girls, Broadcaster at Strange Matter

Stay Sweet Records Presents Hard Girls, Broadcaster & More Tba 5pm Doors | $6 Cover | All Ages FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/877492875613496. Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 929 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.strangematterrva.com.

Flying Squirrels v. New Britain (Charlottesville Community Night/Wednesday Happy Hour)

Charlottesville Community 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 20, 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 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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, August 21, 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 21, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 200 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.vmfa.state.va.us.

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band 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 Benefiting VCU Massey Cancer Center A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Lovett has appeared in 13 feature films, and on stage and television. Among his many accolades, besides the four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award, and was recently named the Texas State Musician. Purchase tickets online ($35 standing, $65 seated). VIP Parking Passes ($20 for parking in Hampton Street lot) also available online. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 1700 Hampton St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.maymont.org.

Poetry & Jazz Tasting at C'est Le Vin Art & Wine Gallery

Join us again for vino and verse at local Shockoe hotspot C'est Le Vin. We'll get a "taste" of both new and established area poets, set off by C'est le Vin's enticing wine selection, gourmet delectables & gorgeous art exhibits. Super64 will be on hand to jazz up the affair. Don't miss it! http://bit.ly/rivercitypoetry. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 15 N. 17th St. Richmond, VA.

Quoit Club Tour: Shockoe Masonic Lodge

http://www.historicrichmond.com/about-quoit-events.php Named for Richmond’s most popular 19th century social club, the Quoit Club is Richmond’s premiere organization for people who enjoy experiencing history and architecture with a social twist. Traditionally, quoits was a game played during the nineteenth century with steel rings and metal spikes. Famous Richmond residents, such as Chief Justice John Marshall, would gather with friends "on Saturdays to eat, drink and otherwise make merry." Today, the Quoit Club supports Historic Richmond Foundation’s mission to preserve the area’s unique heritage by promoting social and educational gatherings at historic sites. Events typically feature behind-the-scenes guided tours, as well as complimentary drinks and hors d’ouerves. http://www.historicrichmond.com/about-quoit-events.php. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 1805 E. Franklin St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.historicrichmond.com.

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. Susanna Klein, violin Ross Monroe Winter, violin Charles Staples, piano Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano in D minor. Op. 108 Prokofiev: Sonata for Two Violins, Op. 56 Brahms: Capriccio in G minor, Op. 76 Shostakovich: Duo for Two Violins and Piano, "The Gadfly" This Series is in partnership with CenterStage, University of Richmond and VCUArts. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. 600 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondcenterstage.com.

Flying Squirrels v. New Britain (Football Kickoff Night/Fireworks)

Football Kickoff Night 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 21, 2014, 7:05 PM – 10:05 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.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 21, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Ivy, Quitter, Christi & Animal Planet at Strange Matter

Ivy, Quitter, Christi & Animal Planet 9pm Doors | $8 Cover | 18+ FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/682510958463503. Thursday, August 21, 2014, 9:00 PM – Friday, August 22, 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. Friday, August 22, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

Beers & Banjos: Cary Street Ramblers at The Camel

Free. Beers & Banjos: Cary Street Ramblers. Friday, August 22, 2014, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Flying Squirrels v. Bowie (The Diamond Stadium Replica Giveaway)

The Diamond Stadium Replica Giveaway 2,000 All Ages Tickets $7-11. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Friday, August 22, 2014, 7:05 PM – 10:05 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

Bert Kreischer at Funny Bone

In 2010, he became the host of the Travel Channel reality show, Bert the Conqueror. In the show, he is an "every day guy" who travels across the United States to amusement parks and other entertainment venues to experience and promote various roller coasters, water rides, and unusual sports. In 2008, he participated in the Comedy Central reality show Reality Bites Back, where comedians competed in a variety of contests that were parodies of different reality shows. In 2009, he was given a one hour comedy special on Comedy Central titled Bert Kreischer: Comfortably Dumb. Thursday - 7:30 PM - $20.00 Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $20.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM 9:30 PM - $20.00 Sunday - 7:00 PM - $20.00. Friday, August 22, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.com.

Who's Awake? A Family Night Hike at Maymont

Ever wonder who stays awake while you sleep? Meet some of Maymont’s nighttime residents and learn about their nocturnal adaptations through experiments, games and a hike of the grounds. Owls, skunks and many other creatures of the dark will help shed some light onto their mysterious ways. Ages 4 and older; adult must accompany children ages 15 and under. Register online. $8 per person/$6 members. 804-358-7166, ext. 329. Friday, August 22, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 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, August 22, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

Donna Ulisse at Ashland Coffee & Tea

$12 advance; $15 door. Country music fans remember Ulisse from her days when she was signed to Atlantic Records in the early 1990’s where she released a critically acclaimed album Trouble at The Door with three singles and two videos. She was also a guest on many national television shows including Hee Haw, Nashville Now, Crook and Chaseand NBC’s Hot Country Nights. These days Donna Ulisse is becoming a key figure in the bluegrass, folk and acoustic music scene as a singer/performer and songwriter. She has recorded five albums in the past five years of her original material which have charted prominently in the Bluegrass Unlimited charts, The Folk DJ National chart, The Americana Music Charts and Billboard Bluegrass chart. Her 2012 Christmas album All The Way To Bethlehem was called “a masterpiece” by Kyle Cantrell, host of Bluegrass Junction on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Edward Morris, writer for CMT.com dubs her “one of the most commanding voices in bluegrass music.” As a songwriter she has had son… Friday, August 22, 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, August 22, 2014, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. 8906 West Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.comedysportzrichmond.com.

Bert Kreischer at Funny Bone

In 2010, he became the host of the Travel Channel reality show, Bert the Conqueror. In the show, he is an "every day guy" who travels across the United States to amusement parks and other entertainment venues to experience and promote various roller coasters, water rides, and unusual sports. In 2008, he participated in the Comedy Central reality show Reality Bites Back, where comedians competed in a variety of contests that were parodies of different reality shows. In 2009, he was given a one hour comedy special on Comedy Central titled Bert Kreischer: Comfortably Dumb. Thursday - 7:30 PM - $20.00 Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $20.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM 9:30 PM - $20.00 Sunday - 7:00 PM - $20.00. Friday, August 22, 2014, 10:00 PM – 11:30 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.com.

Lakeside Farmers' Market

http://www.lakesidefarmersmarket.net The market is open April-December, two days per week. Wednesdays 8AM til dusk. Most vendors stay the entire day and continue selling between market times. Open Saturdays 8AM til noon. Lakeside Farmers' Market offers Local Seasonal Produce, Meats, Cheeses and Baked Goods and Hand Made Items from Local Artists. Arts, Crafts, Dining, Housewares, and Jewelry are located in the retail shops adjacent to the market. New this year, "LAKESIDE FARMERS' MARKET TOO!" This is an indoor option adjacent to the Farmers' Market Pavilion. Saturday, August 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. 412 S. Cherry St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.richmondhistorycenter.com.

The Parsons’ Cause – Prelude to Revolution at Hanover Tavern

On December 1, 1763, a country lawyer from Hanover stepped from obscurity into the forefront of legal and political circles in Virginia. His name was Patrick Henry. The event that shaped his destiny was the trial of The Parsons’ Cause. Henry challenged the two most potent entities of colonial Virginia—the King and the clergy. The case proved to be one of the opening salvos of the revolution, and started Henry on the path of becoming the “Voice of the Revolution.” 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 23, 2014, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA 23069. For more info visit hanovertavern.org.

Richmond Bluegrass Festival at Hardywood

Presenting our second annual Richmond Bluegrass Festival: an all day celebration of music with mobile gourmet food vendors, unique beers will be on draft and merchandise (Richmond Bluegrass Festival tees and editioned silk screened posters with the art of Katie McBride), for all ages, free to the public. Beginning at 2pm, Sturgeon City, River City Band, Green Boys, Long Branch Ramblers and closing with the Hot Seats at 7:30pm. Band Linup & info: http://www.hardywood.com/content/richmond-bluegrass-festival-0 FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/150326427988675. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM. 2408 Ownby Lane Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.hardywood.com.

Flying Squirrels v. Bowie (Guns and Hoses Softball Game/Fireworks/Jersey Auction)

Guns and Hoses Softball Game Fireworks Jersey Auction Tickets $7-11. Call 804-359-3866. Team Store Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 6:05 PM – 9:05 PM. 3001 N. Boulevard Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

Bert Kreischer at Funny Bone

In 2010, he became the host of the Travel Channel reality show, Bert the Conqueror. In the show, he is an "every day guy" who travels across the United States to amusement parks and other entertainment venues to experience and promote various roller coasters, water rides, and unusual sports. In 2008, he participated in the Comedy Central reality show Reality Bites Back, where comedians competed in a variety of contests that were parodies of different reality shows. In 2009, he was given a one hour comedy special on Comedy Central titled Bert Kreischer: Comfortably Dumb. Thursday - 7:30 PM - $20.00 Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $20.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM 9:30 PM - $20.00 Sunday - 7:00 PM - $20.00. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.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 23, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. 8906 West Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.comedysportzrichmond.com.

Richmond Kickers v. Orlando City SC 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, August 23, 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, August 23, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover, VA. For more info visit va-rep.org.

The Susan Greenbaum Band at Ashland Coffee & Tea

$12 door. One of our favorite local songwriters, Susan brings her band for a night of original songs, old and new! Susan draws big, enthusiastic audiences who delight in her lively, diverse and powerful performances, always entertaining the crowd with her enthusiastic and upbeat persona. Her highly acclaimed newest cd is “This Life”. Website: http://www.susangreenbaum.com/. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 100 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland, VA. For more info visit ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.

Long Arms at The Camel

$7. Long Arms - https://www.facebook.com/longarmsmusic. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 9:00 PM – Sunday, August 24, 2014, 12:00 AM. 1621 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit thecamel.org.

Strange Matter & Beach Impediment Records Present The Impalers, Skemata, Bad Doctors, Mercy Killings & Asylum at Strange Matter

Strange Matter & Beach Impediment Records Present The Impalers, Skemata, Bad Doctors, Mercy Killings & Asylum 9pm Doors | $8 Cover | 18+ FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/652557161504911. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 9:00 PM – Sunday, August 24, 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, August 23, 2014, 9:00 PM – Sunday, August 24, 2014, 12:00 AM. 200 W. Marshall St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit gallery5arts.org.

Bert Kreischer at Funny Bone

In 2010, he became the host of the Travel Channel reality show, Bert the Conqueror. In the show, he is an "every day guy" who travels across the United States to amusement parks and other entertainment venues to experience and promote various roller coasters, water rides, and unusual sports. In 2008, he participated in the Comedy Central reality show Reality Bites Back, where comedians competed in a variety of contests that were parodies of different reality shows. In 2009, he was given a one hour comedy special on Comedy Central titled Bert Kreischer: Comfortably Dumb. Thursday - 7:30 PM - $20.00 Friday - 7:30 & 10:00 PM - $20.00 Saturday - 7:00 PM 9:30 PM - $20.00 Sunday - 7:00 PM - $20.00. Saturday, August 23, 2014, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM. 11800 W. Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit funnybone.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 23, 2014, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM. 8906 West Broad St. Richmond, VA. For more info visit www.comedysportzrichmond.com.