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A LIST: Antoinette’s picks for this weekend

Posted at 2:32 PM, Jun 07, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-09 08:37:19-04


Special Olympics Virginia Summer Games Grand Opening Ceremony, 8pm, Law Enforcement Torch Run, Flame of Hope, University of Richmond’s Robins Center, Competition Saturday, 9am University of Richmond and various other locations, Volunteers needed to Cheer the Athletes,  sign up at

Live streaming of the aquatics competition 9am – 4pm Saturday.

HCA Virginia Presents familypalooza!, Saturday, June 8, 10am to 2pm,  Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St., Richmond, Free, 804-320-DOCS,

Beer, Bourbon, & BBQ, Saturday, June 9, Richmond Raceway Complex Exhibition Hall, VIP Session: 12pm-6pm Regular Session: 2pm-6pm, Tickets VIP $45 Advance only Regular Advance $35 on-site, $40 Designated Driver $25 Kids 12 and under free,

Latin Ballet of Virginia presents Fiesta del Sol, Sunday, June 10, 3pm, Maymont Children’s Farm Richmond, VA, corner of Spottswood Road and Shirley Lane, 804-358-7166,

56th Festival of the Arts at Dogwood Dell, With Orquesta Tropikiimba and the Salsa Youth Orchestra, Sunday, June 10, 8pm,  Richmond’s Dogwood Dell Stage, Byrd Park at 1100 Blanton Ave, 804-646-DELL,

Talk-Back for Yellowman, Saturday, June 9, 8pm, SPARC – 2106A North Hamilton St., 23230, 804-916-9291,

Veteran Fundraiser Yard Sale, Friday, June 8, 10am-6pm, Saturday, June 9, 11am-6pm, D.L. Williams Community Center, 2702 Chamberlayne Ave.Richmond, Va, 804-690-1601 or 804-228-8077,

Bringing the people to the pets, Saturday, June 9, 11am-3pm, rescue groups meeting at Chesterfield Animal Control, 9300 Public Works Road, Chesterfield, Va,

Bluegrass “Jam Fest”, Saturday, June 9th, Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, 10300 Courthouse Road, The Virginia Folk Music Association, 1pm – dark, Free event, organization is looking for bands, groups, to come play “open Stage”, info804-744-2163 or 804-347-2925.

Friday For The Arts!, Friday, June 8, Walton Gallery, 17 N. Sycamore St. Petersburg, Va, 804-732-2475,

The Wine & Arts Festival at Locust Grove Farm, Walkerton, King & Queen County,  Saturday, June 9,, 804-769-8201.

6th Annual Halifax Jazz & Blues Festival in Petersburg, Friday, June 8, Saturday, June 9, 5-11pm, 12 acts, 4 bands, corner of Halifax and South Ave,  804-926-0495,

Friday Cheers ALO with Former Champions Concert, Friday, June 8, Gates open at 6pm, Browns Island, 500 Tredegar St. Richmond, Va, General Admission, $5 in advance, Kids 12 and under free, 804-794-6700,

Jared Jones & Lust Not Love, Saturday, June 9, 7pm, Hippodrome Theater, 528 North 2nd ST. Richmond, Va, General Admission $10,

Portsmouth Seawall Music Festival, Friday – Sunday, June 8-10, Portsmouth Va,

OpSail, Big Bands On the Bay Terry Chesson Orchestra, Sunday June 10, 7-9pm Ocean View Beach Park, Along Norfolk’s Chesapeake Bay waterfront in Norfolk, Free, 757-441-2345, Virginia Beach waterfront, Parade of Sail Up the Chesapeake Bay, Tuesday, June 12,

Summer Sounds at Stony Point Fashion Park, Friday, June 8, Saturday, June 9, 4-8pm, Sunday June 10, 1-5pm,

Saturdays at Southside: Loose Gravel, Saturday, June 9, 5pm, 12800 Genito Road, Midlothian, Va, $10 10 and under free, 804-744-2700,

Bluegrass Jam Fest, Saturday, June 9, 1pm-dark, FMA Museum, Chesterfield County 10300 Courthouse Road, Free, 804-347-2925,

Virginia Renaissance Faire’s final weekend, Saturday, June 9, Sunday, June 10, 10am-5pm, Lake Anna Winery Spotsylvania, Admission $9, ages 5 and under free, 703-508-5036,

XTERRA, Saturday, June 9, Sunday, June 10, 8am, Browns Island, 877-XTERRA-1,

Sounds of Summer: Koinonia Jazz Experience, Sunday June 10, begins at 4pm, Weston Plantation, 400 Weston Lane, Hopewell, Free, 804-458-4682,

Coming Up: 

39th annual Virginia Pork Festival, the East Coast largest food festival, Wednesday, June 13, 4-8pm, Greensville Ruritan Club Grounds, Emporia, Va, Tickets $32 in advance only, no tickets will be sold at the gate, or 434-634-6611.

Groovin’ in the Garden, A Bluegrass Evening With Vince Gill, Wednesday, June 13, Gates open 5:30pm, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond VA, General Admission $45, reserve seating $65, 866-707-2289 or 804-262-9887,

Welcome Summer Recital, Anne O’Byrne and David Fisk, Wednesday, June 13, 7pm, St. James Episcopal Church, Admission is free, 1205 W. Franklin St. Richmond, Va, 804-355-1779 ext, 323.,

Movin’ Mania, Thursday, June 14, 11am-12:30pm, Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad Street, Richmond, Va, 804-762-9400,

Outdoor Movie Series( Showing “Thor”), Friday, June 15, 8:30pm, Byrd Park lawn beside the 500 block of South Boulevard, Free, 804-646-5944.

Jazz Summer Solstice, Sax, Strings, & Keys Fest!, Friday, June 15 – Sunday, June 17, Sheraton Norfolk, Waterside Hotel, 777 Waterside Drive Norfolk, Va, 757-737-2416,

Virginia Veterans Social, Saturday, June 16, 7-11pm, D.L. Williams Community Center, 2702 Chamberlayne Ave. Richmond, Va, Donations: Singles $15 couples $25, 804-690-1601 or 804-228-8077, Donations also made at

 Richmond Jazz Festival, August 10-12, Maymont, tickets $20 August 10, advance tickets $50 August 11 & 12 & $90 weekend pass,

Powhatan Live featuring The Temptations, Thursday, June 14, General Admission $16.50 Advanced $20, Powhatan County Circuit Court, 3880 Old Buckingham Rd # C, Powhatan, VA, (804) 598-5660,

Powhatan Live featuring Delbert McClinton, Postponed to Saturday, August 4, 6:30 pm General Admission $12.50, Advance $15, Powhatan County Circuit Court, 3880 Old Buckingham Rd # C, Powhatan, VA, (804) 598-5660,

Suffolk Riverfront Jazz Festival, Saturday, July 28, Sunday, July 29, Hilton Garden Inn Suffolk River Front, 100 E. Constance Road Suffolk, Va, Early Bird Special Tickets General Admission $54.50 VIP $105.50 Expire on June 15, Tickets General Admission $62.50 VIP $115.50, 757-925-1300,

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Have a great Weekend.