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Weekend Events: Last chance for Kehinde Wiley exhibit, Chesterfield County Fair and more

Posted at 3:01 PM, Sep 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-05 02:42:08-04

Friday, Sept. 1

Innsbrook After Hours Concert Series -- Chris Young 

Gates open at 5 p.m. and concert ends around 9:45 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Concerts continues with:

Willie Nelson & Family Thursday, September 15
Alabama performs Friday, September 16
Trace Adkins, Wednesday September 28.

Through Saturday, Sept. 3

Chesterfield County Fair

The fair continues through Saturday, Sept. 3 at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds at 10300 Courthouse Road. Week days 4 to 11 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Kachunga and His Alligator Show is back, performing on the Grandstand Stage - Groove Motive and up and coming Country Artist the Kevin Mac Band, Blend, Beach Party Night/The Embers, September 2, 8-10pm & among others.

For the first time ever, Monster Truck Summer Nationals and Thrill Show will be at the Chesterfield County Fair. The show features the Equalizer, Red Solo Truck and Monster Truck EqualizerViper make obstacles into trash! Get up close at the Pit Party at 6:30. Thrill rides are available for $5.

For a complete list of events at the County Fair visit

Through Monday, Sept. 5

"Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic" at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Monday is the last day to visit.

“Kehinde Wiley is one of the most popular artists in America today,” Director Alex Nyerges said. “The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts was one of the first comprehensive art museums to acquire his portraits, and we are thrilled to present a larger selection of his work to the public. These paintings and sculptures challenge centuries of stereotypes, and we hope our visitors will feel engaged and make the connection between Wiley’s works and those in our galleries.”

For more information, call 804-340-1400 or click here.

New Shoes for Back to School Ministry- - Labor Day

Doors open at 8 a.m. Monday and shoes for all children in grades Kindergarten through 12th will be handed out until 4 p.m. There are two locations for the free shoe giveaway:

  • Third Street Bethel AME, 614 North 3rd Street, Downtown
  • Second Baptist Church 3300 Broad Rock Boulevard,  Southside,

Parents  must be present with children, no ID needed. For details call 804-221-7394.

Back to School 4TH annual Barber and Beauty Day

Free haircuts and styles for students K-12 grades from 7 to 11 a.m.  Organizers ask that you wash and blow dry your child’s hair before coming to the event.

Cedar Street Baptist Church of God
2301 Cedar Street, Richmond.

For more details visit or call 804-648-8919.

(*Organizers ask that you wash and blow dry your child’s hair before coming to the event.)

Willie Wonka on the Big Screen

The Goochland Drive-In Theater has added the family classic to its Labor Day weekend triple lineup from Friday, Sept. 2 to Sunday, Sept. 4. In Richmond, the Byrd Theatre will host two screenings of the movie; at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3 and 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4.

"Bowties, Stogies & Stilettos" Social

The Richmond (VA) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. will be hosting the 5th annual "Bowties, Stogies & Stilettos Part V" Sunday, September 4th at Club Infuzion, 1401 Roseneath Road, from 9 pm to 1 am. Tickets $20 Eventbrite Online and $25 at the Door. EventBrite Link: For more details call John C. Coleman, Sr at 804-852-7782.

Labor Day, Sept. 5

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Labor Day featuring DJ Lonnie B and Kellie Lemon

Genworth’s Free Community Day at the Garden is on Labor Day from  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The free admission includes music in the afternoon from 1 – 4pm featuring DJ Lonnie B and Kellie Lemon under the tent in front of Bloemendaal House. The duo will be spinning a mix of Old School hip hop and R&B. This is also one of the last chances to see the award-winning Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks exhibit which ends September 18.

Visitors will can also see the popular Butterflies LIVE! exhibit and, for players of Pokémon Go, the Garden will be purchasing lures to increase the number of Pokémon at the Garden on Labor Day.

The Garden is also partnering with the Lakeside Business Association as a collection site on this day for donations of school supplies to benefit Lakeside Elementary School.

Click here for more infoor call 804-262-9887.

The Beacon Theatre in Hopewell features Southern Rock Legends

  • Molly Hatchet, Saturday, Sept. 3 (Doors open 6:30 p.m.)
  • Neal McCoy, Thursday, September 15
  • Tanya Tucker, Friday, September 23
  • Phil Vassar, Friday, October 14

Click here to a list of shows orcall the Box Office at 804-446-3457.

Brunswick Stew Sale

Monday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. get some awesome stew for $7! Plus, there will be 25-cent bingo games.

American Legion Battlefield Post 144
1717 Old Hanover Road
Highland Springs

For more info, call 804-326-2550.


Bluegrass Music Jam

Sept. 18 from 5  to 10 p.m. FREE, food and drinks available.

The American Legion Varina Post 233
8088 Recreation Drive

DON'T MISS: Richmond September Festival Guide 2016