July 07--Getting Started
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: Applause Unlimited puppet show, 4 p.m. on the Ha'Penny Stage; My Uncle's Old Army Buddies in classic rock covers, 8 p.m. Wednesday: Diggity Dudes in kid rock, 11 a.m. on the Ha'Penny Stage. Friday: David Esleck in jazz, 8 p.m. Saturday: Cyrus McCormick & the Reapers in '50s rock, 8 p.m.
Innsbrook After Hours, 5 p.m. (gates) at Snagajob Pavilion, 4901 Lakebrook Drive. www.innsbrookafterhours.com. Wednesday: Peter Frampton and Kenny Wayne Shepherd in Frampton's Guitar Circus, $20-$45. Thursday: Sheryl Crow and Cas Haley, $31-$61.
Pocahontas Live!: Country artists Lee Brice & Josh Thompson, 5 p.m. Wednesday (gates) at Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Road, Chesterfield. $20-$40 in advance, $25-$45 at gate. www.pocahontaslive.com.
Shock rocker Marilyn Manson is joined by Picture Me Broken at 8 p.m. Thursday (doors at 7) at The National, 708 E. Broad St. $40 in advance, $45 day of show. 612-1900.
VCU Guitar & Other Strings: "A Celtic Tapestry" with Maggie Sansone, Andrea Hoag and Sharon Knowles opens the annual homage to stringed instruments, 7:30 p.m. Friday in Vlahcevic Hall, VCU Singleton Center, 922 Park Ave. $15. 828-6776. Series continues July 19, 26 and 28.
Hanover Tomato Festival: Red, green, sliced, stewed or fried -- taste tomatoes at their peak and enjoy tomato-themed contests, arts and crafts, entertainment, children's activities and more, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Pole Green Park, 8996 Pole Green Park Lane, Mechanicsville. Free. www.hanovertomatofestival.com.
C'est le Vin Art & Wine Gallery, 15 N. 17th St., 649-9463. Reception at 6 p.m. Friday for "Playgrounds and Paints," silk paintings created by island schoolchildren in the 1990s and handpainted bags and curtains by Angela Whitley. Sales benefit playground project on North Caicos Island in the Turks and Caicos and an art-in-the-prisons program. Through Aug. 8.
For Art's Sake Gallery, Studio & Framing, 9770 Gayton Road, 740-1400. Reception 5-8 p.m. Friday for exhibit of works by the late Babs Bowie. Through July 29.
The Gallery at UNOS, 700 N. Fourth St., 782-4800. Reception 5-7:30 p.m. Friday for "Connectivity" by Jim & Judy Bumgardner, Dean Hoffmeyer, Sharon Guyton Lalik, Piper Nichole and others. Through Aug. 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:Pulse in jazz, 1-5 p.m. Thursday:Kyle Davis Duo in rock and pop, 4-8 p.m. Friday: TFC in Motown, oldies and soul, 4-8 p.m. Saturday: Inside Out in oldies, Top 40 and rock, 4-8 p.m.
Summer Music: Havana Soul, noon-1 p.m. Thursday at James Center Plaza, 1051 E. Cary St. Free. 344-3232.
Lawnchairs & Liberty Concert Series: Rattlesnake Creek in traditional bluegrass, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Historic Polegreen Church site, 6411 Heatherwood Drive, Hanover County. Free. 730-3837.
Jazz Cafe: Abinnet Berhanu Quartet plays jazz favorites and originals, 6 p.m. Thursday at Best Cafe, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Boulevard. Free. 340-1400.
Short Pump Summer Concert Series: Steel Magnolia in country, 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Short Pump Town Center's main plaza, 11800 W. Broad St. Free. 360-1700. Thursdays through Aug. 22.
Thursdays in Old Towne: North Tower 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.
Concert by Candlelight: Flutist Melanie Libbey with organist-pianist Charles Lindsey Jr. in Friday for the Arts program at 6:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Petersburg. Free; donation requested. 733-3415.
RVA Grooves: Jazz saxophonist Paul Taylor, 8 p.m. Friday (doors at 7) at The Hippodrome Theater, 528 N. Second St. $25. www.rvagrooves.com.
Jammin' on the James: Forte Jazz Band in concert plus children's activities, family-friendly games and crafts, 6-8 p.m. Saturday outdoors at Wilton House Museum, 215 S. Wilton Road. Free; bring blanket or lawn chairs; picnics welcome. 282-5936.
"Pop!," Firehouse Theatre Project's production of a musical about Andy Warhol, previews at 8 p.m. Thursday and opens at 8 p.m. Friday at Firehouse Theatre, 1609 W. Broad St. $32. 355-2001. Through Aug. 2.
"The Portable Dorothy Parker," single performance of Annie Lux's one-actress play in which the wisecracking writer reminisces, 7 p.m. Friday in the Leslie Cheek Theater, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Boulevard. $13-$25. 340-1405.
"Steel Magnolias," Virginia Repertory Theatre production of Robert Harling's heart-touching comedy, opens as part of the 60th anniversary of the founding of Barksdale Theatre, 8 p.m. Friday at Virginia Rep at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road, Hanover. $30-$40. 282-2620. Through Aug. 25.
Flowers After 5: Extended hours, wines from Germany ($12 extra), music by the Original Elbe-Musikanten German Band and more, 5-9 p.m. Thursday at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave. $7-$11. 262-9887.
Movies in the Park: "Hotel Transylvania," screened outdoors at 8:30 p.m. Friday (activities begin at 8) at Jefferson Park, 1921 Princess Anne Ave. Free; bring blanket or lawn chair. www.richmondgov.com/parks or 646-5733.
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