June 16--Getting Started
Father's Day in the Garden: Music by The Jangling Reinharts, model boats, activities in the Children's Garden, food for sale and more 1-4 p.m. today at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave. Included in garden admission of $7-$11. 262-9887.
Father's Day Ice Cream Social: Frozen treats while they last, music by Hanover Concert Band, old-timey games and more, 4-6 p.m. today at Walkerton Tavern, 2892 Mountain Road, Glen Allen. Free. 501-5121.
FESTIVAL OF ARTS
Summer outdoor performing-arts series on the main stage (unless noted) in Dogwood Dell and family friendly entertainers on the Ha'Penny Stage, Byrd Park. Free. 646-3355 or 646-1031. Today: Juggler Jonathan Austin, 4 p.m. on the Ha'Penny Stage. Wednesday: Storyteller Dylan Pritchett, 11 a.m. on the Ha'Penny Stage. Wednesday: Freedom Fest: "Gumbo, A Night of Blues, Jazz and R&B" by Carlton Blount & friends, 8 p.m. Friday: "Let's Try on an Opera," 11 a.m. on the Ha'Penny Stage. Friday: Reflections in big band swing, 8 p.m. Saturday: The English Channel in Britrock covers, 8 p.m.
Innsbrook After Hours: RVA Cares with The Wrest with Pat O'Brien, Pat Russell Band, Honky Tonk Heroes, No Last Names and Monkey Fist in concert to benefit Oklahoma tornado relief, 5 p.m. Wednesday (gates) at Snagajob Pavilion, 4901 Lakebrook Drive. General admission $5 in advance, $10 at gate. www.innsbrookafterhours.com.
Pocahontas Live!: Arena-rock band Foreigner, 5 p.m. Thursday (gates) at Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Road, Chesterfield. $20-$40 in advance, $25-$45 at gate. www.pocahontaslive.com.
On Stage at Maymont -- Johnny Hott's Piedmont Souprize in concert at 6 p.m. Thursday on the mansion lawn at Maymont, 1700 Hampton St. Free. 358-7166.
Friday Cheers: Karl Denson's Tiny Universe and The Pimps of Joytown, 6:30 p.m. on Brown's Island, Tredegar and S. Seventh streets. $10. www.venturerichmond.com/events/venture/cheers.html.
Bill Jenkins & the Virginia Mountain Boys in "An Evening of Mountain Music and a Touch of Bluegrass," 7:30 p.m. Friday at Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road. $15-$20. 261-2787.
Spring N2 Summer: Outdoor science and ice cream treats and indoors, the opening of "Boost!" permanent exhibit challenging common perceptions of health and wellness, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St. $10-$11. 864-1400.
Walton Gallery, 17 N. Sycamore St., Petersburg, 732-2475. Reception 5-8 p.m. Saturday for "Shades of Passion," works by Duane Cregger and Mark Pehanich. 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:Kyle Davis Trio in Top 40, rock and country, 1-5 p.m. Thursday:Ron & Gary in beach music and classic rock, 4-8 p.m. Friday: Special Edition in Motown, oldies and soul, 4-8 p.m. Saturday: Premiere in classic rock and Motown, 4-8 p.m.
Recapture the Memory: Tribute artists channel the best of classic soul and pop legends, at 3 and 7 p.m. today at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road. $20-$35. 683-4452.
Buster Williams' All-Star Quartet with bassist Williams, pianist Patrice Rushen, drummer Cindy Blackman-Santana and saxman Steve Wilson in Richmond Jazz Society Guest Educators series show, 7 and 9 p.m. Tuesday at Capital Ale House Downtown Music Hall, 623 E. Main St. $25 in advance, $30 day of show. www.vajazz.org.
Richmond Choral Society: "Carmina Burana" SummerSing community sing-along, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2315 N. Parham Road. $10; $2 score, or bring your own. 353-9582.
Jazz Lunch: Sharon Rae North in vocal jazz and lunch by Chef Ma Masu, noon-1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 815 E. Grace St. $10; reserve lunch by Monday. 643-3589.
Summer Music: The Righteous Outlaws, noon-1 p.m. Thursday at James Center Plaza, 1051 E. Cary St. Free. 344-3232.
Jazz Cafe: The KG Experience, 6 p.m. Thursday in Best Cafe, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Boulevard. Free. 340-1400.
Short Pump Summer Concert Series: Sister Hazel in alt rock, 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Short Pump Town Center's main plaza, 11800 W. Broad St. Free. 360-1700. Thursdays through Aug. 22 (except July 4).
Thursdays in Old Towne:The Entertainers play 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.
Harbor Blast: Rosie Soul with TK-421, 5:30 p.m. Saturday (gates) at Appomattox Small Boat Harbor, 1604 Fine St., Prince George. $8-$10. www.harborblast.com.
"Twelfth Night," Sycamore Rouge production of Shakespeare's frothy romp about mistaken identity and gender confusion, opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday outdoors in Petersburg Area Art League's Art Park, 7 E. Old St. Free; bring blanket or lawn chair. 975-5707. Thursdays-Saturdays through July 13 (except July 4).
Happy Hour -- Bali Bound:Gamalan Raga Kusama in traditional Balinese music plus dancers from the Indonesian embassy, 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at VCUarts' Anderson Gallery, 907 1/2 W. Franklin St. Free; cash bar available. 828-1522.
Flowers After 5: Extended hours, wines from Australia and New Zealand ($12 extra), music by Ban Caribe, 5-9 p.m. Thursday at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave. $7-$11. 262-9887.
Monument Avenue Walking Tour of Richmond's most famous street, designated a National Historic Landmark, meet a Valentine Richmond History Center guide at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Lee Monument at Allen Avenue. $10, $5 history center members. 649-0711.
"Who's Awake?" family night hike: Meet nocturnal animals, play games, take a hike and more, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday at Maymont's Nature Center, 2201 Shields Lake Drive. $6-$8, registration required; ages 4 and older and an adult. 358-7166, ext. 333.
"Movies in the Park: "Madagascar 3," screened at 8:30 p.m. Friday (activities begin at 8) at Byrd Park, 600 S. Boulevard. Free; bring blanket or lawn chair. www.richmondgov.com/parks or 646-5733.
Rocketts Landing Sprints Regatta: Sculling and rowing events begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at Rocketts Landing, with viewing from the Intermediate Terminal dock or on the banks of the James at the Virginia Boat Club or Rocketts Landing, 4708 Old E. Main St. Free; concessions available. www.rockettslandingsprints.com.
"Poe in Paris" exhibit -- with documents and works of art by Manet, Baudelaire and others -- opens Saturday with wine reception and exhibit preview 5-9 p.m. at The Poe Museum, 1914-16 E. Main St. $25 in advance, $30 at door. 648-5523.
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