A LIST: Antoinette’s picks for this weekend
JUNE 15 -16, Juneteenth 2012 Celebration – Friday, 5-8pm, Elegba Folklore Society, 101 East Broad Street, corner of 1st & Broad Streets. Book signing & Jazz Reception, Saturday, 1-11pm, A Freedom Celebration, Manchester Dock, Ancarrow’s Landing, 1308 Bander Street, 1pm Pre-Festival Dance workshops & Drum Worship & Cultural Traditions, 3-8pm Festival, 8-11pm, The Slave Trail Walk, 804-644-3900. Free
Saturday, June 16, Freedom Fest, A Juneteenth Celebration, (Free) 11am-4pm, The Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia, 00 Clay Street, profile sketches, crafts, African Foods, exhibit “Shackles”, 804-780-9093. www.blackhistorymuseum.org.
Tuesday, June 19, A Night of Live Music (Free), 6:30-9:30, Dogwood Dell, Garrett Street & Blanton Avenue, features Ezibu Muntu African Dance Company, James Gates Trio, Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet, 804-646-DELL.
More information on Juneteenth Celebration & Freedom Fest 2012, 804-646-5733 or www.richmondgov.com.
Hopewell Celebrates Juneteenth National Freedom Day, Petersburg National Battlefield, Appomattox Plantation, 1001 Pecan Avenue, Hopewell, Saturday, June 16, 10am Libation Ceremony, James River Waterfront. Historic City Point Hopewell, Other activities at Petersburg National Battlefield, 804-458-9504, www.nps.gov/pete.
Father’s Day & Turf Cup Weekend at Colonial Downs, Colonial Turf Cup, “raising the lights”, Saturday, June 16, 6pm, Father’s Day Celebration, Sunday, June 17, First Race 12:55pm, activities include Horse, Ostrich & Camel Races, $2, www.colonialdowns.com
Outdoor Movie Series( Showing “Thor”), Friday, June 15, 8:30pm, Byrd Park lawn beside the 500 block of South Boulevard, Free, 804-646-5944. RichmondGov.com/parks.
Children’s Museum of Richmond – Chesterfield grand opening satellite, Saturday, June 16, 9:30am, Winterpock Crossing shopping Center, 6629, Lake Harbor Drive, www.cmor.org, 804-474-7000.
Richmond.com Uncorked Wine, Beer, Music Festival, Saturday, June 16, 11am-5pm, Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard, $12, www.vahistorical.org.
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, keelsevents.eventbrite.com.
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 dlwveteranscenter.org.
The Friends of the Richmond Mounted Squad’s 4th annual “Open Barn” at Richmond Mounted Police Stables, 801 Brook Road, Sunday, June 17, 1-4pm, www.frmsva.com or 804-543-9088.
The Great Days of CPR – Hands-only 30 minutes CPR Classes, Friday, June 15, 8am-8pm, the ROC Church, Saturday, June 16, The Diamond, starting at 5pm, Monday, June 18, John Marshall High School, 8am-8pm. www.vacpr.org or 804-254-1147.
The Artisan Cafe, Music, Arts, Jewelry Products & more, Saturday, June 16, 6-10pm, Plant Zero Arts Complex, 0 East 4th Street, $5, firstname.lastname@example.org, 804-874-4045.
Spring N2 Summer, (formerly Scooper Bowl) & “How People Make Things” exhibit, Saturday, June 16, 9:30am-5pm, Science Museum of Virginia, www.smv.org or 804-864-1400.
Virginia War Memorial Artifacts Roadshow, Saturday, June 16, bring your military-related items for a free expert review, 10am-noon, 621 South Belvidere street, www.vawarmemorial.org or 804-786-2060.
Tri City Tigers Youth Football, recruiting for fall season ages 7-14, sign up, June 19 & 26, 11am -1pm, Falling Creek Middle School, fee $100, www.tricitytigers.org or 804-415-8281.
Richmond Shakespeare Festival 2012 season at Agecroft Hall, “Cymbeline” through June 30, “The Merry Wives if Windsor” July 5-29, tickets www.tix.com or 804-232-4000.
Bark the Block, Tobacco Row Block Party, benefits Richmond SPCA, Saturday, June 16, 11am -4pm, River Lofts at Tobacco Row, www.richmondspca.org, 804-521-1319.
Three Fox Vineyards, Saturday & Sunday, June 16 & 17, 10100 Three Fox Lane, Delaplane, VA, www.threefoxvineyards.com or 540-364-6073.
RivahFest!, Downtown Tappahannock, VA, Saturday, June 16,events start 10am, Shuttles 9:30am, www.rivahfest.com.
James River Cellars Winery, Sundays in the Shade at James, Sunday, June 17, 11am-5pm, 11008 Washington Highway, Glen Allen, 804-550-7516.
Southwest Virginia Wine Festival, Saturday 16, 1-5pm, at Heartwood, $25 at gate, www.swvawinefestival.com.
Festival of Arts at Dogwood Dell, June 16 – KOS, June 22, Slack Family Band 8pm, www.richmondgov.com/parks or 804-646-DELL.
Ashland Summer Street Party, Saturday, June 16, 6:30-11pm, Ashland Library Plaza, www.ashlandstreetparties.com or 804-752-7944.
Chesterfield County Office of Cooperative Extension Bumblebee Jamboree, Saturday, June 16, 11am-3pm, Maymont’s Children’s Farm Lawn, 804-751-4401.
Psychic Festival, Saturday, June 16, 10am -7pm, Aquarian Bookshop, 3519 Ellwood Avenue, 804-353-5575.
Radio One Richmond 7th Annual Healthy, Wealthy & Wise Expo, Saturday, July 21, Richmond Raceway Complex, Dr. Ian Smith, Ernestine Shepherd, Oldest Performing Body Builder, Chef Malcolm, Dr. Lance Watson & Terrie M. Williams, www.kissrichmond.com, tickets $10, www.etix.com.
2012 Virginia Blues & Jazz Festival, June 15-17, headliner – The Robert Cray Band, 403 Garth Newel Lane, Hot Springs, Va, www.vabluesfest.org or 877-558-1689.
Richmond Jazz Festival, August 10-12, Maymont, tickets $20 August 10, advance tickets $50 August 11 & 12 & $90 weekend pass, www.jazzatmaymont.com.