July 15, 16 & 17
Stir up a cure for childhood cancer with Anthem LemonAid, lemonade stands will be up Friday – Sunday, CBS 6 Studios, 3301 West Broad Street, Panera Bread, 9960 Brook Road, Cafe, 11am – 12:30pm, Sports Backers; 100 Avenue of Champions, Saturday 6:30am – 9am, other locations include VCU Police Department at 938 west Grace Street, for a complete list of visit locationsvisit http://www.anthemlemonaid.com/lemonaid/richmond/locations.
Our friends at select area restaurants and food retailers are raising money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals by creating a lemon-inspired item for their menu and donating a portion of the item’s sales during the Anthem LemonAid Restaurant Challenge. Visit one of these participating restaurants and breweries this Friday through Sunday to help put a squeeze on childhood cancer: The Boathouse, Buz & Ned’s REAL Barbeque, Casa Del Barco, Center of the Universe Brewing Co., Family Meal, Garden Grove Brewing Co., Hardywood, King of Pops, Kitchen on Cary, Legend Brewing Co., Max’s on Broad, On The Rox, Southern Railway Taphouse, Strangeways Brewing, Tarrant’s and Tarrant’s West.
KidsFest is back and better than ever at Kings Dominion. This celebration is all about the little ones and takes place in the Planet Snoopy area of the park July 16, 17, 23 and 24. All of the following activities, family friendly concerts and crafts are included with park admission, Plus, you can enjoy all the rides and regularly scheduled shows offered in Planet Snoopy! The event runs from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on all four dates. For detailed information visithttps://www.kingsdominion.com/kidsfest.
The Science Museum of Virginia will be joining in Pokémon GO – placing lures to attract more Pokémon around the building during Friday evening’s Science After Dark and throughout the weekend. The player who catches the most Pokémon between 5 – 7 pm will also receive a free family membership to the Museum. Science After Dark, engages summer science with interstellar voyages, family style trivia, hands-on activities and more. For details visit www.smv.org or call 804-864-1400.
Children’s Museum of Richmond, Bob The Builder taking time away from building and will meet children and their families for photos at the Central location, 2626 West Broad Street Saturday, 10am, 11am, 1pm & 2pm. For details visit http://www.c-mor.org/ or call (804) 474-7062.
The Tin Pan Concert Hall – Jazz, Funk, Soul concert featuring Jeff Lorber, Chuck Loeb and Everette Harp, Sunday, July 17, 7pm 8982 Quioccasin Road, get more information at http://www.tinpanrva.com/ or call 804-447-8189.
The Beacon Theatre, Hopewell, The Artimus Pyle Band, honoring the music of Ronnie Van Zant’s Lynyrd Skynyrd, featuring Legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd Drummer Artimus Pyle, Saturday, doors open at 6:30pm; July 30 – The Marshall Tucker Band. Get details http://thebeacontheatreva.com/.
Capital Ale House National Beer Expo through July 16, Travel + Leisure magazine and National Geographic named Richmond to their respective international lists of Best Places to Travel (for food, craft beer and more), in 2016! A weekend to taste premium Virginia and American craft beers, whiskeys, ciders, artisan tacos, smoked, southern, soul and Cajun cuisine, and so much more! New this year “Farm Country Feast” Saturday at 5pm, at the John Marshall Hotel. For more details visit http://nationalbeerexpo.com/schedule.
18th annual Richmond Shakespeare Festival at Agecroft Hall — “The Merchant of Venice” by William Shakespeare directed by Dr. Jan Powell. Performances through July 31, Thursday – Sunday evenings at 7:30pm. For more details visit. For more info, visit http://www.QuillTheatre.org
3rd Annual Brookland Park Community Celebration, Saturday, 3 -7pm between Brookland Park and Hanes Avenue, games, food, music and history about the historic neighborhood.
It’s an exclusive night of Art and dancing to classic hip-hop and R&B hosted by Radio Personality and Host Kelli Lemon and Heavy Hitter DJ Lonnie B, Saturday, July 23rd from 7pm-11pm. Ticket includes appetizers, one drink ticket, and free parking, cash bar and free admission to Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, one of the country’s leading contemporary artists. The Exhibition features more than 50 monumental paintings and sculptures, and raises intriguing questions about race, identity, and the politics of representation. It is on view now through September 5th. You can read more about Lonnie B and Kelli Lemon on Facebook, For more details on the VMFA and VMFA After Dark, visit http://vmfa.museum/calendar/events/vmfa-after-hours/ or call 804-340-1400. Tickets not sold at the door.
8th Annual St. Elizabeth Catholic Church Jazz & Food Festival, August 6, 12 – 7:30pm. Food trucks, beer, wine garden, cash raffle prizes and four jazz bands. Get details at www.steliz3c.com, admission is $5.
Howard Hewett, Live under the Stars – Saturday, August 20, 6pm-11pm, Riverfront Park 600 Sophia Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia, more artists to be added, details www.SoulOnSophia.com or call 804-590-6846 or 804-704-7012.
Pocahontas LIVE – Heritage Amphitheater at Pocahontas State Park, off Beach Road, Chesterfield. Season opener Thursday, July 21 – Montgomery Gentry with special guests Jackson Ward. Gates open at 6pm, show begins at 7pm. Dark Star Orchestra – Thursday, August 4, August 18 – UB40. Details at http://thebeacontheatreva.com/.