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Weekend calendar for July 18

July 18, 2013

YellowBrix

July 18--Thursday

ART OPENINGS

Gumenick Family Gallery, Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road, 261-2787. Reception 7-9 p.m. for "The Colors of Haiti" group show. Through Sept. 8.

CONCERTS

Pop singer Susan Greenbaum performs a lunchtime concert (bring your own) at noon in Library Park, behind the main Richmond Public Library, 101 E. Franklin St. Free. 646-7223.

Summer Music: Sportsbar Rockstar, noon-1 p.m. at James Center Plaza, 1051 E. Cary St. Free. 344-3232.

Summer Sounds: Deuce in rock and pop, 4-8 p.m. at Stony Point Fashion Park, 9200 Stony Point Parkway. Free. 560-7467.

Innsbrook After Hours: Country duo Thompson Square with Zach Lockwood for a Thursday edition of Innsbrook After Hours, 5 p.m. (gates) at Snagajob Pavilion, 4901 Lakebrook Drive. $20-$38. www.innsbrookafterhours.com.

Short Pump Summer Concert Series: Power trio E3, 6-8 p.m. at Short Pump Town Center's main plaza, 11800 W. Broad St. Free. 360-1700. Thursdays through Aug. 22.

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.

Sublime with Rome in alt-rock with Pennywise, 6:30 p.m. at nTelos Wireless Pavilion, 16 Crawford Circle, Portsmouth. $39. (757) 393-8181.

Concerts in the Park: GospelFest takes place at 7 p.m. outdoors at Louisa Arts Center, 212 Fredericksburg Ave., Louisa. Free. (540) 967-2200.

EVENTS

Flowers After 5: Extended hours, wines from South America ($12 extra), music by Bruce Evans, food for purchase, Water Play (until 8 p.m.) and more, 5-9 p.m. at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave. $7-$11. 262-9887.

SPORTS

Richmond Flying Squirrels play Bowie Baysox at 7:05 p.m. at The Diamond, 3001 N. Boulevard. $7-$11. 359-FUNN (3866). Squirrels are at home through Sunday.

THEATER OPENINGS

"Pride & Prejudice," SPARC Summer Stock production adapted from the Jane Austen novel, opens at 8 p.m. at SPARC Center, 2106-A N. Hamilton St. $16. 353-3393. Through July 27.

Friday

COMEDY

Kier "Junior" Spates of "The Steve Harvey Show" in stand-up routine, 7:30 and 10 p.m. at Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant, 11800 W. Broad St. $17-$20. 521-8900. Through Sunday.

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.

CONCERTS

Pocahontas Premieres: Eagles tribute band Hotel California, 7 p.m. at Pocahontas State Park, Chesterfield County. $10 in advance (includes parking); day of show $10 plus $5 parking. 796-4255.

African Children's Choir sings at 7 p.m. at West End Baptist Church, 6506 Boydton Plank Road, Dinwiddie County. Donation requested. 733-9331. Tour travels to Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, on Sunday.

VCU Guitar & Other Strings: Quatro na Bossa in Brazilian music, 7:30 p.m. in Vlahcevic Hall, VCU Singleton Center, 922 Park Ave. $15. 828-6776.

RVA Grooves: R&B singer-songwriter Anthony David, 8 p.m. (doors at 7) at The Hippodrome Theater, 528 N. Second St. $25. www.rvagrooves.com.

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

Norfolk Jazz Festival: BWB (Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum and Norman Brown), 5-11 p.m. in Town Point Park, Norfolk. $20-$28 daily general admission, $49 advance three-day pass; $69 advance three-day reserved seating; VIP packages available. www.festevents.org or (757) 441-2345. Through Sunday.

Fridays After Five: SGGL in acoustic harmonies, 5:30 p.m. at nTelos Wireless Pavilion on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville. Free. www.thenteloswirelesspavilion.com.

Alt-rock band 311 with Cypress Hill and G Love & Special Sauce, 6:30 p.m. at Jiffy Lube Live, 7800 Cellar Door Drive, Bristow. $31-$55.50. (703) 754-6400.

Country artists Blake Shelton, Easton Corbin and Jana Kramer, 7:30 p.m. at Farm Bureau Live, 3550 Cellar Door Way, Virginia Beach. $29.25-$59. (757) 368-3000.

Shenandoah Valley Music Festival: Traffic co-founder Dave Mason with Chatham Street, 8 p.m. at Shrine Mont Camp and Conference Center, Orkney Springs. $34-$39. www.musicfest.org or (540) 459-3396. Continues Saturday.

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 E. Main streets. $10; 18 and younger free. 222-8595. Fridays and Mondays through August.

LiveSky: "The Sun -- Past, Present and Future": Planetarium show relating to our own nearby star at 6 p.m., followed by Sky Watch with members of Richmond Astronomical Society providing telescopes for viewing at 8:30 p.m. on the front lawn, at Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St. $5. 864-1400.

"Rembrandt": Screening of Alexander Korda's 1936 bio-pic starring Charles Laughton, preceded by short presentation on Rembrandt's art and life, and followed by discussion, 6:30-9 p.m. in the Leslie Cheek Theater, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Boulevard. $5-$8. 340-1405.

FAMILY FUN

Movies in the Park: "The Amazing Spider-Man," PG13-rated action adventure based on the comic-book hero, screened outdoors at 8:30 p.m. (activities begin at 8) at Hotchkiss Park, 701 E. Brookland Park Blvd. Free; bring blanket or lawn chair. www.richmondgov.com/parks or 646-5733.

Screen on the Green: "Soul Surfer," inspirational PG-rated film about a teen surfer who lost an arm in a shark attack, screened outdoors at 8:30 p.m. at Crump Park, 3400 Mountain Road. Free; bring blanket or lawn chair; concessions available. 501-5808.

LECTURES

"The Charge They Call Pickett's," Sesquicentennial Brown Bag Lunch Talk by curator Robert Hancock about Confederate Gen. George Pickett's ill-fated charge at the Battle of Gettysburg, at noon at Museum of the Confederacy, 1201 E. Clay St. Free. (855) 649-1861, ext. 121.

OPERA

"La Boheme," Ash Lawn Opera production of Puccini's masterwork, concludes at 7:30 p.m. at Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Charlottesville. $11-$65. www.ashlawnopera.com or (434) 979-1333.

"La traviata" by Verdi, performed by the Wolf Trap Opera Company, National Symphony Orchestra and The Washington Chorus in Italian with projected captions in English, 8:15 p.m. at Wolf Trap Filene Center, Vienna. $20-$70. (877) 965-3872.

SPORTS

Richmond Flying Squirrels play Bowie Baysox at 7:05 p.m. at The Diamond. See Thursday.

THEATER OPENINGS

"Anything Goes," SPARC Summer Stock production of the Cole Porter musical set aboard a trans-Atlantic ocean liner, opens at 8 p.m. at SPARC Center, 2106-A N. Hamilton St. $16. 353-3393. Through July 28.

Saturday

ART OPENINGS

1708 Gallery: 319 W. Broad St., www.1708gallery.org or 643-1708. "Action Painting," multimedia exhibition by Fort Makers artist collaborative begins at the gallery, carries on across town through Aug. 3. Artist talk 6-8 p.m. at 1708 Gallery explains the project.

COMEDY

Kier "Junior" Spates of "The Steve Harvey Show" in stand-up routine, 7 and 9:30 p.m. at Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant. See Friday.

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

CONCERTS

Summer Moon Music Festival and Jam: Seven bands -- including Javaquarium, Ryan Hearn Band and Acoustic Couch -- plus barbecue, oysters and other food for sale, craft beer and more, noon-9 p.m. at Center of the Universe Brewing Co., 11293 Airpark Road, Ashland. Free. 368-0299.

JoyFest: Lecrae, Kirk Franklin, Israel Houghton, Le'Andria Johnson, Isaac Carree, Humble Tip and lots more star in the gospel-music event, 4 p.m. at Kings Dominion, Doswell. $49.99 in advance, $54.99 at gate (includes park admission); $19.99 for season passholders; VIP packages available. www.kingsdominion.com or 876-5000.

Summer Sounds: Susan Greenbaum in pop, rock and blues, 4-8 p.m. at Stony Point Fashion Park. See Thursday.

Blake Shelton, Easton Corbin and Jana Kramer, 7:30 p.m. at Jiffy Lube Live, 7800 Cellar Door Drive, Bristow. $29.25-$59. (703) 754-6400.

A cappella pop quartet The Manhattan Transfer, 8 p.m. at Ferguson Center, Christopher Newport University, Newport News. $42-$52. (757) 594-7448.

"The Ultimate Doo-Wop Show" with Jay Siegel's Tokens, Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs, The Marcels and lots more, 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap Filene Center, Vienna. $22-$42. (877) 965-3872.

Norfolk Jazz Festival: Souls of Summer (Jonathan Butler, Sheila E and Elan Trotman), 5-11 p.m. in Town Point Park, Norfolk. See Friday.

Shenandoah Valley Music Festival:Nothin' Fancy and others in bluegrass minifest, 7 p.m. at Shrine Mont Camp and Conference Center, Orkney Springs. $30-$35. See Friday.

EVENTS

Richmond's Historic Theaters: Walking tour of movie palaces and theaters in the Broad Street arts district, including a behind-the-scenes look at Virginia Rep Center's November Theatre, meeting at 10 a.m. at Virginia Rep Center, 114 W. Broad St. $5-$10. 649-0711, ext. 319.

"The Virginia Debates on the Ratification of the United States Constitution": Re-enactors portraying James Madison and Edmund Pendleton vs. Patrick Henry and George Mason take sides, 11 a.m. at Historic Hanover Courthouse, U.S. 301 and Hanover Courthouse Road. Free. 837-4900.

Richmond 48 Hour Film Project: Premiere showings of indie films shot in and around Richmond 1:30 and 4 p.m. at the Byrd Theatre, 2908 W. Cary St. $10 per session, $15 weekend pass. www.48hourfilm.com/en/richmond. Continues Sunday.

Spirited History Investigation Techniques Workshop: Spirited History Investigations conducts a workshop on basic techniques to uncover and document paranormal activity, 7-9 p.m. at Magnolia Grange, 10020 Iron Bridge Road, Chesterfield. $10; register at www.chesterfieldhistory.com. 796-7121.

FAMILY FUN

Shockoe Tomato: Festival at the height of tomato season, packed with market vendors, zany contests, kids' stuff, music, and tomatoes any way you want them, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at 17th Street Farmers' Market, 17th and East Main streets. Free. 646-0477.

"Annie the Musical," Chesterfield Children's Theater production based on the well-loved classic comic strip, 6:30 p.m. at Chesterfield's Midlothian Branch Library, 521 Coalfield Road. Free. 768-7907.

Pork, Peanut & Pine Festival: Celebration of rural life and the agricultural heritage of southeastern Virginia, with music, contests, exhibits, demonstrations, food and more, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Chippokes Plantation State Park, Surry County. $5. www.porkpeanutpinefestival.org. Continues Sunday.

SPORTS

Richmond Flying Squirrels play Bowie Baysox at 6:05 p.m. at The Diamond. See Thursday.

Sunday

COMEDY

Kier "Junior" Spates of "The Steve Harvey Show" in stand-up routine, 7 p.m. at Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant. See Friday.

CONCERTS

Organist Sumner Jenkins in "Sumnertime -- And the Music Is Pleasing," come-as-you-are concert at 4 p.m. at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 8706 Quaker Lane. Donation requested. 272-0992.

Richmond Concert Band in "Old Instruments for Young Hands" benefit concert, 6 p.m. at Linwood Holton Elementary School, 1600 W. Laburnum Ave. Free; donations of musical instruments benefit Richmond public schools. www.rcband.org or 737-3767.

Pocahontas Live! Doobie Brothers: Swamp rock legends are joined by Lara Johnston, 6:30 p.m. at Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Road, Chesterfield. $30 general admission, $35 at gate; $50 gold circle. www.pocahontaslive.com.

Summer Sounds: Fender Benders in oldies, rock and pop, 1-5 p.m. at Stony Point Fashion Park. See Thursday.

African Children's Choir sings at 7 p.m. at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, 798-7224. See Friday.

Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons in doo-wop hits, 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap Filene Center, Vienna. $25-$45. (877) 965-3872.

Norfolk Jazz Festival: Jae Sinnett Trio and Stanley Jordan, 1-6 p.m. in Town Point Park, Norfolk. See Friday.

EVENTS

"Richmond's Recycled Neighborhood": Guided walking tour of the neighborhood surrounding what once was Richmond College, emphasizing its renaissance as a commercial district and home to VCU students, meeting at 2 p.m. at the Grace and Lombardy streets. $10; $5 Valentine Richmond History Center members. 649-0711, ext. 301.

Richmond 48 Hour Film Project, 1:30 and 4 p.m. at the Byrd Theatre. See Saturday.

FAMILY FUN

"Give Me Liberty, Or Give Me Death!" Patrick Henry's exclamation is the climax of a 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. Continues Sundays through Sept. 1.

Pork, Peanut & Pine Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Chippokes Plantation State Park, Surry County. See Saturday.

SPORTS

Richmond Flying Squirrels play Bowie Baysox at 2:05 p.m. at The Diamond. See Thursday.

Monday

CONCERTS

The Eagles' "History of the Eagles" tour stops at 8 p.m. at Verizon Center, Washington. $53-$188. (202) 628-3200.

Robert Plant and his new project, The Sensational Space Shifters, 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap Filene Center, Vienna. $35-$65. (877) 965-3872.

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.

FAMILY FUN

SPARC SummerStarz: Touring ensemble in "The Big Talent," a musical about young performers and the parents who push them, 7 p.m. at Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road. Free. 353-3393. Continues through July 26 at various venues.

Tuesday

CONCERTS

Yes plays three iconic albums -- "The Yes Album," "Close to the Edge" and "Going for the One" -- 7 p.m. at nTelos Wireless Pavilion, Charlottesville. $35-$79. (877) 272-8849 or (434) 245-4910.

Steve Miller Band, 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap Filene Center, Vienna. $30-$45. (877) 965-3872.

FAMILY FUN

SPARC SummerStarz: Touring ensemble in "The Big Talent," 7 p.m. at Wilton House Museum, 215 S. Wilton Road. See Monday.

Wednesday

CONCERTS

Innsbrook After Hours: Steve Bassett & Robbin Thompson, homegrown singing-and-songwriting favorites, 5 p.m. (gates) at Snagajob Pavilion, 4901 Lakebrook Drive. $13-$28. www.innsbrookafterhours.com.

Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion: Music at Maymont presents the "Radio Romance" tour, with raconteur Keillor and pals Aofie O'Donovan, Fred Newman, Pat Donohue and others in two hours of silliness, duet singing, improv, news from Lake Wobegon and more, 7 p.m. (gates at 5:30) at Maymont, 1500 Hampton St. $50 lawn; reserved seating sold out. www.ticketstobuy.com or (866) 707-2289.

Rob Zombie, Mastodon, Machine Head and many more in Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, 1 p.m. (doors) at Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow. $31.50-$69.50. (703) 754-6400.

Bob Dylan and band, Wilco, My Morning Jacket and Ryan Bingham in Americanarama Festival, 5:30 p.m. at Farm Bureau Live, Virginia Beach. $29.50-$79.50. (757) 368-3000.

Brandi Carlile in country, rock and soul with Justin Townes Earle and The Lone Bellow, 8 p.m., at Wolf Trap Filene Center, Vienna. $30-$40. (877) 965-3872.

EVENTS

Happy Hour -- "Flavor Full: Celebrate Summer with Slow Food RVA," social with local growers and favorite food carts, 5-7 p.m. at VCUarts' Anderson Gallery, 907 1/2 W. Franklin St. Free; cash bar available. 828-1522.

Books on Broad: "Monument Avenue Memories" with editor-contributor Patricia Cecil Hass; reception at 5:30 p.m. and book talk at 6, Library of Virginia, 800 E. Broad St. 692-3592.

FAMILY FUN

SPARC SummerStarz: Touring ensemble in "The Big Talent," 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road, Highland Springs. See Monday.

LECTURES

"First House -- Two Centuries with Virginia's First Families," talk by Mary Theobald on the history of the Executive Mansion and its inhabitants 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:"What Makes a Service Dog," talk by dog trainer Patti Goettler, followed by discussion, noon at Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St. Free. 864-1400.

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