Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival, more than two dozen chamber musicians in concerts today through Sept. 22 at The Paramount Theater (unless noted), 215 E. Main St., Charlottesville; $25-$100 series, $6-$25 single concert (unless noted); (434) 295-5395. Today: Opening concert of music by Lou Harrison, Frederic Rzewski, Annie Gosfield and Johannes Brahms, 3 p.m. in Old Cabell Hall, U.Va., Charlottesville. Thursday: Beethoven, John Harbison and Dvorak, 8 p.m. Friday: Lunchtime concert of music by Ravel and Saint-Saens, 12:30 p.m. Saturday: Brooklyn Rider in "Music Fresh Squeezed" at 8:30 p.m. at the Gibson Theatre at Live Arts, $12. Sept. 15: Brooklyn Rider and others in Mozart, Bartok and Mendelssohn, 3 p.m.
Hampden-Sydney Music Series: Violinist David Sariti and pianist Lise Keiter in the music of Bach, Beethoven and others to open the series, 4 p.m. today in Crawley Forum, Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney. Free. (434) 223-6263.
Ferguson Center, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, (757) 594-7448. Today: ZZ Top with Virginia Beach band Seth Stainback & Roosterfoot, 7 p.m., $72-$122. Friday: Kenny Loggins with Blue Sky Riders, 8 p.m., $47-$77.
Maroon 5 with Kelly Clarkson and Tony Lucca, 7 p.m. today (doors at 6) at Farm Bureau Live, Virginia Beach. $29.50-$99.50. (757) 368-3000.
Punk-pop band Fall Out Boy, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Patriot Center, George Mason University, Fairfax. (703) 993-3000.
Wolf Trap Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, (877) 965-3872. Tuesday: Latin music superstar Marc Anthony, 8 p.m., $45-$125. Wednesday: ZZ Top in rock, blues and boogie, 8 p.m., $30-$45.
Grammy award-winning British rock band Muse in concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Verizon Center, F and Seventh streets NW, Washington. $39.50-$65. (202) 628-3200.
Symphony by the Sea finale: Virginia Symphony at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Neptune's Park, 31st Street at the oceanfront, Virginia Beach. Free. (757) 892-6366.
Jiffy Lube Live, 7800 Cellar Door Drive, Bristow, (703) 754-6400. Thursday: Depeche Mode in synthpop with Bat for Lashes, 7:30 p.m., $29.50-$99.50. Saturday: Jason Aldean with Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett, 7:30 p.m., $29.75-$59.50.
ETC Indie Music & Arts Festival: Local, regional and national artists -- including Electric Guest, Jake Hull, Delta Spirit, Good Old War and lots more -- various times Friday-Saturday in various venues in Town Point Park and others in downtown Norfolk. Free. (744) 441-2345.
Brewfest & Barndance: Bluesman Delbert McClinton headlines the Virginia Crossroads Live event with the Paul Plumeri Blues Band, plus craft beers and barbecue to sample at additional cost, 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Hooper Park Pavilion, Crewe. $20 in advance, $25 at gate. www.virginiacrossroadslive.com.
"James Fort Discoveries," Mathews County Historical Society talk by Jamestown Rediscovery Project's Danny Schmidt on recent archaeological discoveries, including evidence of cannibalism, at Jamestown, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Kingston Parish House, 370 Main St., Mathews. Free. (804) 725-3121.
38th annual Virginia Wine Festival: Samples from more than 50 Virginia wineries plus seminars, music and more, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sept. 15 at Great Meadow Event Center, The Plains. $30 general admission, $75 VIP, $18 designated driver, $7 children 6-12; packages available. www.virginiawinefest.com.
Top of the Hops Beer Fest: International craft beers and hard ciders, beer seminars, music and more, 3-6 p.m. Saturday (2 p.m. for VIP ticketholders) at nTelos Wireless Pavilion, Downtown Mall, Main Street, Charlottesville. $45 in advance, $50 at gate; $75 VIP ticket. (877) 272-8849 or (434) 245-4910.
Howl-O-Scream: Busch Gardens-Williamsburg's Halloween-themed attraction opens at 6 p.m. Friday at the James City County theme park. $60-$70; packages available. (800) 343-7946. Continues various times Fridays-Sundays through Oct. 27.
20th annual Heritage Day: Watch demos of old-time activities, such as soap making, wool spinning, lard rendering, fur tanning; see antique engines; purchase down-home food; hear traditional music; and more, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Southampton Heritage Village/Agriculture & Forestry Museum, Heritage Lane, Courtland. $1-$3. (757) 654-6785.
Comic James Gregory, loved for his G-rated down-home humor, 7:30 p.m. Saturday at The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Charlottesville. $27-$35. (434) 979-1333.
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