RICHMOND, Va KISS
Festival of Arts at Dogwood Dell, Byrd Park, Saturday, July 7th, 8pm, Plunky & Oneness – Jazz Fusion. Other concerts & events at Dogwood Dell: Sunday, July 8th, 7pm The Finneys – Christian Country Gospel; July 12th, Carillon Terrace – Puppet Show 6:30pm; Ban Caribe – Caribbean, 7pm; Elegba Folklore Society – African Dance, music & oral tradition, 8:30pm; July 13th, 8pm, David Esleck – Jazz; July 14th, 8pm; Celtbillies – Celtic & Americana music & dance, Sunday; July 15th – Gospel Fest with The Belle, 4 – 9:30pm; Saturday, July 21st, 7 – 10pm, Annual Latin Jazz & Salsa Festival, www.richmondgov.com, 804-646-DELL.
Discover the Dinosaurs, Richmond Race Complex, July 6th – 8th, Friday, 12-9pm, Saturday 10am-8pm, Sunday, 10am -7pm, www.discoverthedinosaurs.com.
Destination Church The Summer Stand” with Comedian Michael Jr. performs Clean comedy at, Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Road, Chesterfield, Sunday, July 8th, 8pm, $5, www.destinationwired.com.
First Fridays Art Walk, Friday, July 6th, Art Galleries, Venues, open 5 – 9pm, www.firstfridaysrichmond.com.
Richmond Shakespeare Festival: “The Merry Wives of Windsor” at Agecroft Hall, July 5th – 29th, 8 – 10:30pm, tickets $12 – $24, www.richmondshakespeare.com or 866-BARDTIX (866-227-3849)
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Flowers After 5, Thursdays evenings in July & August, 5 – 9pm, Fidos welcome July 12th & August 9th, tickets $7 -$11, kids 3 & under free, www.lewisginter.org.
“Mindless Behavior #1 Girl Tour with special guest Jacob Latimore, Thursday, July 5th, 7 – 9pm, Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, tickets $45 – $99, www.richmondcenterstage.com.
ComedySportz Improv Theatre “Bring It”, Middle School League vs. Major League, Friday, July 6th, 8pm, 8906 west Broad Street, www.cszrva.com or 804-266-9377.
Lake Anna Winery Cajun Zydeco with “Zack Smith & The Dixie Power Trio” & Cajun Fare, Saturday, July 7th, 6 -10pm, 5621 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania, www.lawinery.com,
William Byrd Community House Open enrollment for Summer Program, ages 3-12 years, Through August 17th, 7:30 – 5:45am, 804-643-2717.
Bon Air Baptist Church July Concert Series Sunday – July 8th, 7pm “The Brethren”; Sunday – July 15th, 7:30pm “Larry Bland & The Volunteer Choir”; Sunday – July 22, 7pm, “Ken Medema”, Sunday – July 29th, 7pm “Friends of the Groom”, 2531 Buford Road, www.bonairbaptist.org or 804-272-1475.
JMW Motorsports, Inc. Southside Speedway, Pro Dirt series Saturday, scheduled for July 7th, postponed to Saturday, July 14th; Park will open July 7th for “Run What You Brung” Race 1pm, , open Sunday, July 8 12:30 -6:30pm; Saturdays at Southside Concert Series featuring Midnight Traffic Jam & Girls Night Out, gates open 5:30, www.jmwmotorsports.com.
Healthy, Wealthy & Wise Expo, Saturday, July 21st 12 – 6pm Richmond Raceway Complex, $10, kids 5 & under free, Dr. Ian Smith, Ernestine Shepherd, oldest female bodybuilder, Chef Malcolm, Terrie M. Williams, www.kissrichmond.com.
Hanover Tomato Festival, Saturday, July 14th, 9am – 4pm, Pole Green Park, 8996 Pole Green Park Lane, Mechanicsville, www.hanovertomatofestival.com.
The Gallery at UNOS, “Near & Far”, landscapes by Herb Pulliam & photography by Robbin Thompson, July 12th – August 31st, opening reception July 12th, 5 -7:30pm, 700 North 4th Street, 804-782-4630.
Guitar & Other Strings Concert, July 13th – Quatro na Bossa 7:30pm – $15, July 20th, 1980′s String Band Love Canon, 7:30pm, $15, July 22nd, VCU Community Guitar Ensemble, 4pm, Free, Vlahcevic Hall, VCU Singleton Center, 922 Park Ave. 804-828-6776, http://www.vcu.edu/arts/music/dept/events/strings.html.
American Cancer Society’s annual Pink Ribbon Tea, Sunday, July 15th, 3 – 6pm, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 555 East Canal Street, guest speaker Maya Payne Smart, tickets $50, 804-527-3705 or email@example.com.
James River Association’s James River Splash & Dash, Saturday, July 14th, 4pm, Belle Isle, Richmond, www.thejamesriver.org or 804-788-8811.
John P. Kee & The New Life Community Choir, Friday Summer Sizzle, Saint Paul’s Baptist Church, Friday June 13th, dinner 5:30pm, worship service 7pm, www.myspbc.org, 804-643-4000.