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Richmond area arts and entertainment event calendar for July 21

July 21, 2013


July 21--Getting Started


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. Wednesday (gates at 5:30) at Maymont, 1500 Hampton St. $50 lawn; reserved seating sold out. or (866) 707-2289.

Avett Brothers: Folk-rock band and opener Scott Miller in concert, with gates opening at 6 p.m. Thursday (parking opens at 4:30) at Richmond Raceway Complex festival grounds. $35 general admission at gate. or 794-6700.


Groovin' in the Garden: Yonder Mountain String Band in newgrass originals, 6 p.m. Friday (gates at 5:30) at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave. $25.

Pocahontas Premieres: The Seldom Scene in bluegrass, 7 p.m. Friday at Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Road, Chesterfield. $10 in advance (includes parking); day of show $10 plus $5 parking. 796-4255.

VCU Guitar & Other Strings: Love Canon, classically trained string band in mashup of bluegrass and '80s rock hits, 7:30 p.m. Friday in Vlahcevic Hall, VCU Singleton Center, 922 Park Ave. $15. 828-6776.

Ashland Street Parties: Gospel legend Bubba Johnson and Southern soul band Julius Pittman Revival, 6:30-11 p.m. Saturday in the Library Plaza, Railroad Avenue, Ashland. $20. http://ashlandstreet

Bluesman Delbert McClinton, 8 p.m. Saturday at The National, 708 E. Broad St. $20 general admission, $22.50-$27.50 reserved. 612-1900.


Virginia Center for Architecture, 2501 Monument Ave., 644-3041, ext. 100. Reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday for "Mutations," group show of work exploring the intersections between architecture, interiors, graphics and fashions. Registration requested. Through Oct. 13.

Reynolds Gallery, 1514 W. Main St., 355-6553. Reception 6-8 p.m. Thursday for "Hot Fun in the Summertime," group show of works by nearly two dozen gallery artists. Through Aug. 30.

Art Works, 320 Hull St., 291-1400. Reception 7-10 p.m. Friday for "SAVE A.R.T. in RVA" silent auction fundraiser; exhibits by Steven Lloyd, William Parrish, Lonnie Howard and Richard Becker; and "July All Media Show." Through Aug. 18.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Boulevard, 340-1400. Opens Saturday: "The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States," contemporary art collected by the New York couple. Through Oct. 20.


Summer Sounds, outdoor concerts Thursdays-Sundays through Sept. 2 (Labor Day) at Stony Point Fashion Park, 9200 Stony Point Parkway. Free. 560-7467. Today:Fender Benders in oldies, rock and pop, 1-5 p.m. Thursday: No Charge in rock, blues and country, 4-8 p.m. Friday: Mo DeBree in rock and oldies, 4-8 p.m. Saturday: Night Vision in Motown, Top 40 and oldies, 4-8 p.m.

Organist Sumner Jenkins in "Sumnertime -- And the Music is Pleasing," come-as-you-are concert at

4 p.m. today 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. today at Linwood Holton Elementary School, 1600 W. Laburnum Ave. Free; donations of musical instruments benefit Richmond public schools. or 737-3767.

Pocahontas Live! Doobie Brothers: Swamp rock legends are joined by Lara Johnston, 6:30 p.m. today at Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Road, Chesterfield. $35 general admission at gate.

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

Summer Music: County Seat Band, noon-1 p.m. Thursday at James Center Plaza, 1051 E. Cary St. Free. 344-3232.

Jazz Cafe: Carol Covell in vocal jazz standards,

6 p.m. Thursday at Best Cafe, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Boulevard. Free. 340-1400.

Short Pump Summer Concert Series: Beatlemania Beatles tribute band, 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Short Pump Town Center's main plaza, 11800 W. Broad St. Free. 360-1700.

Thursdays in Old Towne:Craig Woolard Band 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.

Henrico Community Band in concert 7-8 p.m. Thursday in Deep Run Park, 9900 Ridgefield Parkway. Free; bring blanket or lawn chair. 501-5859.

RVA Grooves: Pop songstress Susan Greenbaum, 8 p.m. Friday (doors at 7) at the Hippodrome Theater, 528 N. Second St. $15.

Drummer Tommy Campbell and vocalist Andrienne Wilson with Skip Gailes and Cameron Ralston in jazz, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday at Unity of Richmond, 800 Blanton Ave. $15-$20.

Andy Vaughan & the Driveline in outlaw country and western swing, 7 p.m. Saturday at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road, Highland Springs. Free; reservation recommended. 328-4491.


"Footloose," high-energy musical based on the film opens at 8:30 p.m. Friday for Festival of Arts at Dogwood Dell, Byrd Park. Free. 646-3355 or 646-1031. Repeats Saturday-Sunday and Aug. 2-3.


SPARC SummerStarz: Touring ensemble in "The Big Talent," a musical about young performers and the parents who push them; free; 353-3393. Monday: 7 p.m. at Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road. Tuesday: 7 p.m. at Wilton House Museum, 215 S. Wilton Road. Wednesday: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road, Highland Springs. Thursday: 11 a.m. at Children's Museum of Richmond, 2626 W. Broad St. and 7 p.m. at Hanover Arts & Activities Center, 500 S. Center St., Ashland. Friday: 11 a.m. on Dogwood Dell's Ha'Penny Stage, Byrd Park.

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

"Life on the Mississippi -- An Evening with Mark Twain": Actor Ray Carver channels the writer-raconteur in a one-man show at 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday at Gayton Kirk, 11421 Gayton Road. Pay-what-you-will admission. 741-5254.

Movies in the Park: "Brave," PG Disney animated feature, screened outdoors at 8:30 p.m. Friday (activities begin at 8) at Humphrey Calder Center, 414 N. Thompson St. Free; bring blanket or lawn chair. or 646-5733.

Civil War Living History Day: The Bermuda Hundred Campaign is the focus, with re-enactors, weapons and tactical demos, cannon drills and civilian-life portrayals, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester. $6-$8. 706-1340.

Richmond Mural Project reception noon-6 p.m. Saturday, with live painting and signings by muralists, who begin working around town on Monday, at Selba Restaurant, 2416 W. Cary St. Free; reservation recommended.

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