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Calendar for May 30

May 30, 2013

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May 30--Thursday

ART OPENINGS

Page Bond Gallery, 1625 W. Main St., 359-3633. Reception 7-9 p.m. for "Trance Dances," recent paintings by Amy Archinal; and "Observations," recent tapestries by Susan Iverson. Through June 21.

BENEFITS

Martinis for Mutts & Cocktails for Cats: Music by Rattlemouth and Before Falling, food, silent auction and more, 6-9 p.m. at The Camel, 1621 W. Broad St. $10; benefits Cats Cradle and ROCK animal rescue organizations. 353-4901.

COMEDY

"Last Comic Standing" winner John Heffron, 7:30 p.m. at Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant, 11800 W. Broad St. $17-$20. 521-8900. Through Sunday.

CONCERTS

Summer Sounds: Ain't Quite Jazz in jazz, pop and rock, 4-8 p.m. at Stony Point Fashion Park, 9200 Stony Point Parkway. Free. 560-7467. Thursdays-Sundays through Sept. 2 (Labor Day).

Groovin' in the Garden: Local fave Carbon Leaf with Will Hoge, 5:30 p.m. (gates) at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave. $15-$20. www.groovininthegarden.com.

Harbor Blast: Multiplatinum rockers Saliva with Rosie Soul & the Rock N Roll Cowboys for a Thursday edition of the concert series, 5:30 p.m. (gates) at Appomattox Small Boat Harbor, 1604 Fine St., Prince George. $15. www.harborblast.com.

Thursdays in Old Towne:Casper plays outside at 7 p.m. (gates at 6) and Brittany Marie entertains 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. at Chesterfield Central Library, 9501 Lori Road. Free; registration recommended. 748-1603.

FAMILY FUN

Greek Festival: 38th annual celebration, 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. at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 30 Malvern Ave. Free. www.greekfestival.com or 358-5996. Through Sunday.

THEATER OPENINGS

"A Passing Fancy," Virginia Rep's Bifocals Theatre Project production of a musical in one act, 2:30 p.m. at Virginia Rep at Willow Lawn, 1601 Willow Lawn Drive. $10. 282-2620. Repeats Friday, Tuesday and June 25.

"Gidion's Knot," Carol Piersol's production of Johnna Adams's drama about an emotionally fraught parent-teacher conference, opens at 8 p.m. at HATTheatre, 1124 Westbriar Drive. $10-$25. www.brownbagtickets.com. Through June 9.

Friday

ART OPENINGS

U.Va.'s Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, 400 Worrell Drive, Charlottesville, (434) 244-0234. Reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. for the museum's reopening and the exhibit "Black Prints From Cicada Press." Through Aug. 18.

COMEDY

ComedySportz teams in improv contests based on audience suggestions, 8 p.m. at ComedySportz Improv Theatre, Gold's Gym Plaza, 8906-H W. Broad St. $10 in advance, $12 at door. 266-9377. Continues Saturday.

"Last Comic Standing" winner John Heffron, 7:30 and 10 p.m. at Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant. See Thursday.

CONCERTS

Pocahontas Live!: Jam band moe. and the Wood Brothers, 5 p.m. (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.

Summer Sounds: En'Novation in Motown, oldies and soul, 4-8 p.m. at Stony Point Fashion Park. See Thursday.

Fridays After Five: Turnpike Troubadours and Carl Anderson, 5:30 p.m. at nTelos Wireless Pavilion on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville. Free. www.thenteloswirelesspavilion.com.

Virginia Arts Festival: Indigo Girls and Virginia Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m. in Chrysler Hall, Norfolk. $20-$50. www.vafest.org or (757) 282-2822.

DANCE

"Jewel Heart," Latin Ballet of Virginia's interpretation of Barbara Helen Berger's story, 7 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road. $5-$10. 356-3876. Through Sunday.

EVENTS

"General Lee's City," Civil War history walking tour conducted by a costumed historical interpreter, 9:30-11:30 a.m. from 17th Street Farmers' Market, 17th and East Main streets. $10; 18 and younger free. 222-8595. Fridays and Mondays through August.

Virginia Burlesque & Sideshow Festival: International performing artists, panel discussions, workshops, films and more, various times and venues around Richmond. Ticket costs vary. www.virginiaburlesque.com for schedule and tickets. Through Sunday.

FAMILY FUN

Greek Festival, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral. See Thursday.

SPORTS

Richmond Kickers in soccer matchup vs. Phoenix FC Wolves, 7 p.m. at City Stadium, 3200-3300 blocks of Maplewood Avenue. $7-$12. 644-5425, ext. 311.

Richmond Flying Squirrels play Erie SeaWolves at 7:05 p.m. at The Diamond, 3001 N. Boulevard. $7-$11. 359-FUNN (3866). Squirrels play at home through Sunday and Tuesday through June 6.

THEATER OPENINGS

"The Wiz," Chesterfield Children's Theater production of the funky musical based on the "Wizard of Oz" stories, opens at 7 p.m. at Robious Middle School, 2801 Robious Crossing Drive. $5-$10. 691-7235. Through Sunday.

"The Mikado," New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players in a comic opera with romantic triangles, blundering officials and clever coincidences, 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna. $12-$50. (877) 965-3872. Repeats Saturday.

Saturday

ART OPENINGS

Art Studio @ 301, 13297 Hanover Courthouse Road, Hanover, 537-5238. Reception 2-6 p.m. for "9 Squares in 9 Weeks" group show judged by Cindy Greene Rosen. Through July 31.

Chasen Galleries, 3554 W. Cary St., 204-1048. "At the Water's Edge," work by Trisha Adams, Christine Lashley, Gerhard Arnold, Van Matino, Emma Knight and Aline Ordman. Through June 29.

DeCOR, 19 S. Belmont Ave., 562-8326. Reception 2-5 p.m. for "Colors of Summer" by Ann Barbieri, Bill Firestone, Pam Coulter, Andrea Cybyk, M. Jane Johnson and Suzanne Clifford-Clark. Through June 29.

Mariners' Museum, 100 Museum Drive, Newport News, www.marinersmuseum.org. "Fragile Waters," black-and-white water photography by Ansel Adams. Through Sept. 2.

COMEDY

"Last Comic Standing" winner John Heffron, 7 and 9:30 p.m. at Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant. See Thursday.

ComedySportz teams in improv contests, 7 and 9:30 p.m. at ComedySportz Improv Theatre, Gold's Gym Plaza. See Friday.

CONCERTS

American Youth Harp Ensemble's 10th annual "Classical Jam" with more than 50 harpists in concert at 4 p.m. with prelude at 3:30 by Virginia Choristers, at Grace Baptist Church, 4200 Dover Road. $5-$10. 837-9355.

Harbor Blast: Sweet Justice and Heathen, 5:30 p.m. (gates) at Appomattox Small Boat Harbor, 1604 Fine St., Prince George. $8. www.harborblast.com.

Summer Sounds: The English Channel in Britrock covers, 4-8 p.m. at Stony Point Fashion Park. See Thursday.

Blue Ridge Music Festival: Little Big Town, Hunter Hayes, Colt Ford, Will Hoge and lots more, beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday at Salem Stadium, 1001 Roanoke Blvd., Salem. $40-$99.50. (800) 745-3000. (Ticketmaster)

Virginia Arts Festival: Flying Proms, music by Virginia Symphony Orchestra and vintage aircraft airshow, 6:45 p.m. (gates at 3) at Military Aviation Museum, Virginia Beach. $15-$45. www.vafest.org or (757) 282-2822.

Country star Tim McGraw with Brantley Gilbert and Love & Theft, 7 p.m. at Jiffy Lube Live, 7800 Cellar Door Drive, Bristow. $30.25-$70. (703) 754-6400.

DANCE

"Jewel Heart," Latin Ballet of Virginia performance, 2 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. See Friday.

EVENTS

Eppington Plantation tour: Guided tour of the house and grounds on the 18th-century tobacco plantation, 10-11 a.m. at the historic site, 14602 Eppes Fall Road, Chesterfield. $8; registration required. 748-1623.

Psychic Festival: Consultations with psychics, readers, astrologers and healers 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Aquarian Bookshop, 3519 Ellwood Ave. Free admission; portion of consultation fees benefit Free the Children/Baby Girl Project. 353-5575. Continues Sunday.

"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, meeting at the Bell Tower outside Capitol Square on Bank Street. $10; museum members free; reservation required. 649-1861, ext. 21.

"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. at Boaz and Ruth, 3030 Meadowbridge Road. $10; $5 history center members. 649-0711.

Stone Soul Music & Food Festival: Gospel, R&B, funk and urban music artists, including Fantasia, Bel Biv Devoe, Future, Raheem Devaughn and more, plus down-home specialties from soul-food restaurants and other vendors, noon-8:30 p.m. at Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E. Laburnum Ave. $35 in advance, $45 at gate. www.etix.com or 672-9299.

Surprise Shakespeare!: Actors learn which play will be performed the day of the show, then prepare for a performance at 8 p.m. (doors at 7:30) at Sycamore Rouge, 306 N. Sycamore St., Petersburg. Free. 957-5707.

Church Hill Chillers Tour: Tour guide uncovers restless spirits in buildings, graveyards and under the streets, meeting at 9 p.m. at Patrick Henry's Pub & Grille, 2300 E. Broad St. $10-$13 in advance, $12-$15 day of tour. www.hauntsofrichmond.com. Saturdays through Oct. 26.

Virginia Burlesque & Sideshow Festival, various times and venues. See Friday.

"Voices of Freedom -- At the Crossroads of Virginia," Civil War music, living history and re-enactors, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Ellwood Manor on the Wilderness Battlefield, Locust Grove. Free. (540) 373-6122.

FAMILY FUN

Civil War Living History Weekend: Re-enactors commemorate the 149th anniversary of the Battle of Cold Harbor with special activities, talks, firing demonstrations and more, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Cold Harbor Unit, Richmond National Battlefield Park, 5515 Anderson-Wright Drive, Mechanicville. Free. 226-1981. Continues Sunday.

Greek Festival, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral. See Thursday.

Blackbeard Pirate Festival: Music, pirate encampment, sea battles, children's activities, tall ships and more, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. on the downtown Hampton waterfront. Free. (757) 727-0900. Continues Sunday.

SPORTS

Richmond Flying Squirrels play Erie SeaWolves at 6:05 p.m. at The Diamond. See Friday.

Sunday

COMEDY

"Last Comic Standing" winner John Heffron, 7 p.m. at Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant. See Thursday.

CONCERTS

Greater Richmond Children's Choir in concert at 3 p.m. at River Road Church, Baptist, 8000 River Road. Free. 201-1894 or 288-1131.

Sounds of Summer: Magnolia in Motown, soul and rock, 4 p.m. outdoors at Weston Plantation, 400 Weston Lane, Hopewell. Free. 458-4682.

Pocahontas Premieres: Richmond Youth Symphony, 7 p.m. (gates at 6) at Pocahontas State Park, Chesterfield County. Free; $5 parking. 796-4255.

Summer Sounds: Chez Roue in swing and jazz, 1-5 p.m. at Stony Point Fashion Park. See Thursday.

Virginia Symphony in "The Magical Music of Disney," enhanced with still images from favorite Disney films projected above the orchestra, 3 p.m. at Sandler Center, Virginia Beach. $12. (757) 892-6366.

Oratorio Society in "Gems of the Baroque Era," music by Bach and Handel at 3:30 p.m. in Old Cabell Hall, U.Va., Charlottesville. $10-$30. (434) 295-4385.

DANCE

"Jewel Heart," Latin Ballet of Virginia performance, 2 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. See Friday.

EVENTS

Broad Appetit: "Smorgasbord in the street" features dishes from more than 60 area chefs at $3 per small plate -- with many offering $5 combo plates -- food-oriented entertainment, music, art and more, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. in the 100-300 blocks of West Broad Street. Free; donations benefit Central Virginia Food Bank and Meals on Wheels. www.broadappetit.com.

Psychic Festival: Noon-6 p.m. at Aquarian Bookshop. See Saturday.

Mountain Road Exhibit Fest: Art and history exhibits at four historic sites -- Virginia Randolph Museum, Walkerton Tavern, The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen and Meadow Farm -- 1-4 p.m. along Mountain Road in Henrico County. Free. 261-6898.

Byrd Park & the Carillon Neighborhood walking tour: Meet a Valentine Richmond History Center guide at 2 p.m. at the Christopher Columbus statue on the Boulevard. $10; $5 history center members. 649-0711.

Agecroft's Architectural History: Chris Novelli highlights architectural innovations of the Elizabethan age and the structure's rebirth as a Victorian country house, 2 p.m. at Agecroft Hall, 4305 Sulgrave Road. $8. 353-4241.

Virginia Burlesque & Sideshow Festival, various times and venues around Richmond. See Friday.

FAMILY FUN

"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. at St. John's Church, 2401 E. Broad St. Free; ticket distribution begins at 1 p.m., with music at 1:30. 648-5015. Sundays through Sept. 1.

Civil War Living History Weekend, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Cold Harbor Unit, Richmond National Battlefield Park. See Saturday.

Greek Festival, noon-7 p.m. at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral. See Thursday.

Blackbeard Pirate Festival, various times. See Saturday.

SPORTS

Richmond Flying Squirrels play Erie SeaWolves at 2:05 p.m. at The Diamond. See Friday.

Monday

EVENTS

"General Lee's City," Civil War history walking tour conducted by a costumed historical interpreter, 9:30-11:30 a.m. from 17th Street Farmers' Market. See Friday.

Tuesday

COMEDY

"Anchorman, The Legend of Ron Burgundy" in a staged reading by the actors and standup comics of the 9:55 Club, 8 p.m. at Bottoms Up Pizza second floor, 1700 Dock St. Free; donations benefit Team River Runners. 878-0918.

CONCERTS

Earth, Wind & Fire in smooth soul, 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap Filene Center, Vienna. $35-$48. (877) 965-3872.

SPORTS

Richmond Flying Squirrels play New Britain Rock Cats at 6:35 p.m. at The Diamond. See Friday.

THEATER OPENINGS

"You Heard It Here First!," On-the-Air-Radio Players production of a classic radio show, complete with live music, sound effects and commercials, 7:30 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road. Free. 261-2787. Repeats Wednesday.

Wednesday

CONCERTS

Jazz Lunch: Bob Blagg Trio, lunch by Firehouse 15, noon-1 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 815 E. Grace St. $10; reserve lunch by Monday. 643-3589.

Innsbrook After Hours: Everclear, Live, Filter and Sponge on the Summerland Tour, 5 p.m. (gates) at Snagajob Pavilion, 4901 Lakebrook Drive. $20-$38. www.innsbrookafterhours.com.

Indie rockers Primus and Gov't Mule, 7 p.m. at nTelos Wireless Pavilion, Downtown Mall, Charlottesville. $39. (877) 272-8849 or (434) 245-4910.

Jam band Widespread Panic, 7:30 p.m. at Wolf Trap Filene Center, Vienna. $35-$48. (877) 965-3872.

EVENTS

Happy Hour -- Listen and Look: "Audio Meets Visual with the Lotus Land Show," featuring an audio tour and scavenger hunt, 5-7 p.m. at VCUarts' Anderson Gallery, 907 1/2 W. Franklin St. Free; cash bar available. 828-1522.

LECTURES

"The Appomattox River Heritage Trail," talk by Wayne Walton for Historic Hopewell Foundation's Lunch & Lecture series, noon at Appomattox Regional Library System's Hopewell Library, 209 E. Cawson St. Free; bring bag lunch; drinks and dessert provided. 458-4682.

Lunch Break Science:"Energy and the Evolution of Culture" talk by Nancie Gonzales, followed by discussion, noon, Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St. Free. 864-1400.

SPORTS

Richmond Flying Squirrels play New Britain Rock Cats at 6:35 p.m. at The Diamond. See Friday.

June 6

ART OPENINGS

Ghostprint Gallery, 220 W. Broad St., 344-1557. Reception 6-9 p.m. for "Dreamscapes: Art and Design" group show by national and Richmond-area artists. Through July 27.

Quirk Gallery, 311 W. Broad St., 644-5450. Reception 5-8 p.m. for "Shop Show" by Chris Milk and "Vault 2012: Art Trading Cards." Through June 28.

CONCERTS

Mary J. Blige: R&B and soul diva's "The Liberation Tour" with Anthony Hamilton and comedian Jay Lamont stops at 8 p.m. at Richmond Coliseum, Sixth and East Leigh streets. $55-$110. 780-4970 or (800) 745-3000.

Summer Sounds: Fetherston Tiller & Holmes in classic and Top 40 rock, 4-8 p.m. at Stony Point Fashion Park. See Thursday.

Thursdays in Old Towne: Ron Moody & the Centaurs play outside at 7 p.m. (gates at 6) and a DJ spins dance tunes inside beginning at 9 at Old Towne Civic Center, Petersburg. See Thursday.

Country singer-songwriter Kenny Chesney with Eli Young Band and Kacey Musgraves, 7 p.m. at Farm Bureau Live, Virginia Beach. $35-$90. (757) 368-3000.

EVENTS

Flowers After 5: Extended hours, Wines from France ($12 extra), food and beer for purchase, music by Emme St. James & Her Jazz Gentlemen, children's activities and summertime blooms, 5-9 p.m. at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave. $7-$11. 262-9887. Most Thursdays through Aug. 29.

LECTURES

"Religious Freedom: Jefferson's Legacy," John Ragosta's talk based on his book, noon at Library of Virginia, 800 E. Broad St. Free. 692-3592.

SPORTS

Richmond Flying Squirrels play New Britain Rock Cats at 6:35 p.m. at The Diamond. See Friday.

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