May 26--Getting Started
MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS
Memorial Day Observance: Rifle-firing demos, plantation and battlefield tours, and Civil War combat film are features of Memorial Day program 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. today and Monday (with commemoration and artillery demo beginning at 1 p.m. Monday) at Pamplin Historical Park & the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier, 6125 Boydton Plank Road, Dinwiddie County. 861-2408.
Memorial Day Weekend Cemetery Tour: Richmond Discoveries tour explores the history of Hollywood Cemetery, meeting at 2 p.m. today at the front gate at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $10. 222-8595.
"Give Me Liberty, Or Give Me Death!" Patrick Henry's exclamation is the climax of the re-enactment of the Second Virginia Convention, 2 p.m. today at St. John's Church, 2401 E. Broad St. Free; ticket distribution begins at 1 p.m., with patriotic music at 1:30. 648-5015. Sundays through Sept. 1.
Rocketts Red Glare: Memorial Day weekend fireworks, music, family-friendly fun, concessions (picnics welcomed) and more, beginning at 5:30 p.m. today (fireworks 9-ish) at Rocketts Landing, 5000 Old Osborne Turnpike. Free. www.rockettsvillage.com.
Commonwealth's Memorial Day Ceremony: Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is the invited speaker for a ceremony co-hosted by the American Legion 11th District, with color guard, music, rifle squad, memorial wreaths and ceremony, 10 a.m. Monday at Virginia War Memorial, 621 S. Belvidere St. Free. 786-2060.
Historic Cemeteries Bus Tour: Memorial Day tour of St. John's Church, Shockoe, Hebrew, Oakwood and Woodland cemeteries, the African burial ground and other historic final resting places. Meet at 10 a.m. Monday at Valentine Richmond History Center, 1015 E. Clay St. $20-$25, free for veterans; reservation required. 649-0711, ext. 301.
Memorial Day Commemoration: Ceremonies featuring talk by Eric Buckland, author of "Mosby's Keydet Rangers," beginning at 10 a.m. Monday at Confederate War Memorial Chapel, Boulevard and Grove Avenue. Free. 643-6272.
Memorial Day Ceremony: American Legion Post 215 conducts ceremonies with guest of honor Hugh Keogh, color guard, music and more, 10 a.m. Monday at Goochland County Courthouse Green, River Road West, Goochland. Free. 708-0513.
Never Forget Memorial Day Run: Wear a white shirt and run 1.4 miles beginning at noon Monday (sign-in begins at 11 a.m.) at 1200 W. Broad St. and ending at the Virginia War Memorial. Free. 786-2060.
Memorial Day Commemoration: Wreath-laying and talk by Civil War historian Jimmy Price, noon Monday at Fort Harrison National Cemetery, 8620 Varina Road. Free. 226-1981.
Memorial Day Service and Parade: Memorial service at noon Monday at Seven Pines Cemetery, 400 E. Williamsburg Road, followed at 1 p.m. by the parade from Seven Pines Elementary School, 301 Beulah Road, along Williamsburg Road to J.B. Finley Road for a community celebration with music, children's activities, refreshments and more. Free. 737-4121.
Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony by the John Marshall Cadet Alumni Association with speaker William M. Holt, music and more, noon Monday at Hollywood Cemetery, 412 S. Cherry St. Free. 360-9021.
Memorial Day March: Public participation encouraged, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Monday from the Richard S. Gillis Jr. Library, 201 S. Railroad Ave., Ashland, and ending with ceremony at Woodland Cemetery. Free. 763-9584.
Huguenot Springs Cemetery Memorial Day Service: Artillery salute by Confederate re-enactors, wreath presentation and bagpipe music, 2 p.m. Monday at Huguenot Springs Cemetery, Huguenot Springs Road, Powhatan County. Free. 356-8868 or 740-1405.
Music at the Memorial: Thomas Jefferson High School Corps of Cadets Alumni Band in patriotic music 2-3 p.m. Monday at Virginia War Memorial, 621 S. Belvidere St. Free. 786-2060.
Innsbrook After Hours: Country music duo Thompson Square, 5 p.m. Wednesday (gates) at Snagajob Pavilion, 4901 Lake Brook Drive. $20-$38. www.innsbrookafterhours.com.
Groovin' in the Garden: Local fave Carbon Leaf with Will Hoge, 5:30 p.m. Thursday (gates) at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave. $15-$20. www.groovininthegarden.com.
Pocahontas Live!: Jam band moe. and the Wood Brothers, 5 p.m. Friday (gates) at Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Road, Chesterfield. $20-$25. www.pocahontaslive.com.
Friday Cheers: The Head and the Heart and Black Girls, 6:30 p.m. on Brown's Island, Tredegar and South Seventh streets. $10. www.venturerichmond.com/events/venture/cheers.html.
Stone Soul Music & Food Festival: Gospel, R&B, funk and urban music artists, including Fantasia, Bell Biv Devoe, Future, Raheem DeVaughn, plus down-home specialties from soul-food restaurants and other vendors, noon-8:30 p.m. Saturday at Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E. Laburnum Ave. $30 in advance, $40 at gate. www.etix.com or 672-9299.
Page Bond Gallery, 1625 W. Main St., 359-3633. Reception 7-9 p.m. Thursday for "Trance Dances," recent paintings by Amy Archinal, and "Observations," recent tapestries by Susan Iverson. Through June 21.
Art Studio @ 301, 13297 Hanover Courthouse Road, Hanover, 537-5238. Reception 2-6 p.m. Saturday for "9 Squares in 9 Weeks" group show judged by Cindy Greene Rosen. Through July 31.
Summer Sounds, outdoor concerts Thursdays-Sundays through Sept. 2 (Labor Day) at Stony Point Fashion Park, 9200 Stony Point Parkway. Free. 560-7467. Today:TFC Band in Motown, oldies and soul, 1-5 p.m. Monday: Class Act in Motown, oldies and soul for a special Memorial Day edition of the series, 1-5 p.m. Thursday: Ain't Quite Jazz in jazz, pop and rock, 4-8 p.m. Friday: En'Novation in Motown, oldies and soul, 4-8 p.m. Saturday: The English Channel in Britrock covers, 4-8 p.m.
Sounds of Summer: The Rotations in Motown, soul and rock, 4 p.m. today outdoors at Weston Plantation, 400 Weston Lane, Hopewell. Free. 458-4682.
Jazz Lunch: Claudia Carawan in vocal jazz, swing and blues and lunch by Pasture, noon-1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 815 E. Grace St. $10; reserve lunch by Monday. 643-3589.
Jazz Cafe: Quintessential Jazz in jazz, funk, soul and gospel, 6 p.m. Thursday at Best Cafe, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Boulevard. Free. 340-1405.
Thursdays in Old Towne:Casper plays outside at 7 p.m. (gates at 6) and a DJ spins dance tunes inside beginning at 9 at Old Towne Civic Center, 136 River St., Petersburg. $10. 733-8344.
Acoustic Concert Series: A Good-Natured Riot in newgrass, 7-8 p.m. Thursday at Chesterfield Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. Free; registration recommended. 748-1603.
American Youth Harp Ensemble's 10th annual "Classical Jam" with more than 50 harpists in concert at 4 p.m. Saturday with prelude at 3:30 by Virginia Choristers, at Grace Baptist Church, 4200 Dover Road. $5-$10. 837-9355.
"Jewel Heart," Latin Ballet of Virginia's dance interpretation of Barbara Helen Berger's story, 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday and June 2 at Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road. $5-$10. 356-3876.
"A Passing Fancy," Virginia Rep's Bifocals Theatre Project production of a musical in one act, 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn, 1601 Willow Lawn Drive. $10. 282-2620. Repeats May 31 and June 4 and 25.
"See How They Run," Swift Creek Mill Theatre production of Philip King's riotous gallop in and out of the doors of an English vicarage, opens at 8 p.m. Thursday at Swift Creek Mill Theatre, 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway, South Chesterfield. $35; buffet and theater $50. 748-5203. Through June 29.
"Gidion's Knot," Carol Piersol's production of Johnna Adams' drama about an emotionally fraught parent-teacher conference, opens 8 p.m. Thursday at HATTheatre, 1124 Westbriar Drive. $10-$25. www.brownbagtickets.com. Through June 9.
Capitol Square -- Jefferson, Washington and Spielberg: Walking tour of the Capitol building's interior and grounds meets at 2 p.m. today at Capitol Square's Ninth and Grace street gate. $10; $5 for Valentine Richmond History Center members. 649-0711, ext. 301.
Greek Festival: 38th annual celebration of the ancient culture with traditional cuisine for sale, dancing and music, arts and crafts, cultural exhibits, cathedral tours, Greek marketplace and more, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday and noon-7 p.m. June 2 at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 30 Malvern Ave. Free. www.greekfestival.com or 358-5996.
Virginia Burlesque & Sideshow Festival: International performing artists, panel discussions, workshops, films and more, various times Friday-June 2 in several venues across Richmond. Ticket costs vary. www.virginiaburlesque.com for schedule and tickets.
"Director's Tour: Highland Park" with Valentine Richmond History Center Director Bill Martin leading a walking tour of the historic retail district of one of Richmond's original streetcar suburbs, meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday from Boaz and Ruth, 3030 Meadowbridge Road. $10; $5 history center members. 649-0711.
"From Belles to Battleaxes: Women of Civil War Richmond": Museum of the Confederacy walking tour details the stories of women spies, nurses and socialites, 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, meeting at the Bell Tower outside Capitol Square on Bank Street. $10; museum members free; reservation required. 649-1861, ext. 21.
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