RICHMOND, VA. (WTVR): Byrd House Bash celebrates 90th Anniversary of William Byrd Community House, Saturday, April 27, 7:30 -10:30pm at Historic Tredegar. Live and silent Auction items includes a custom jewelry piece by Jay Sharpe, one week Wintergreen vacation stay, a one night stay at The Jefferson Hotel, and Redskins Fan package with a signed RG III Jersey, 4 tickets to a taping of Redskins Nation. Tickets $50, includes an open bar with beer and wine, a $30 ticket comes with two drink tickets, http://byrdhousebash2013.eventbrite.com/# or call 804-643-2717. Facebook https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/590586094302189/?fref=ts.
The Virginia Stampede Pro Rodeo Saturday & Sunday, April 27 & 28 features Bareback Bronc Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Barrel Racing, Calf Roping, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping and Ladies Breakaway Roping. Family entertainment includes a former Rodeo Clown participant from America’s Got Talent and his seven dogs, live music and lots of rodeo. Get tickets at Myrna’s Boots ‘N’ Bits, 1112 Carmia Way, 804-794-6774, or 804-966-7223 or log onto www.colonialdowns.com , gates open 5:30pm Saturday, Rodeo at 7pm, gates open 12:30pm Sunday, Rodeo at 2pm.
1st Filipino Fiesta RVA, Saturday, April 27, 11am -8pm, vendors will stop serving food at 7pm at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 North 3rd Street, family friendly event, kids zone, food, music, Food will cost a minimum amount but the event is free and open to the public. For more information visit filipinofiestarva.org or www.faacv.org or 804-245-0377.
YMCA of Greater Richmond & Bon Secours – YMCA Healthy Kids Day & Walk, Saturday, April 27, 11am-2pm, Walk at 12:30pm, @Chester, Shady Grove, Northside, Patrick Henry & Midlothian Family, www.ymcarichmond.org or 804-474-4323.
The American Cancer Society presents Pink Ribbon Tea – Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, event including a Hat Fashion Show & Silent Auction, Sunday, April 28, 3-6pm, at Crowne Plaza Hotel, 555 east Canal Street, Hosted by Kat Simons, On Air Personality Lite 98, $50, info 804-527-3705 or email email@example.com.
Ninth Annual Richmond Youth Peace Summit, Saturday, April 27, open to youth ages 12-19, free, lunch provided, arrive by 9:45am, Youth Led-Youth Driven, Community service Credit, www.rpec.org or call 804-232-1002.
Baker Elementary School PTA presents First Annual Car, Truck & Bike Show, Saturday, April 27, 9am -3 pm, 6651 Wilson Road, Henrico, 804-247-0639, free event, all participants must be on field by 11am, trophies awarded for Best In Show for Vehicles and Bikes, Best Kept Oldest Vehicle, Best Interior, Best Under the Hood, Best Bike Club Participation & People’s Choice.
The Ask Fun Walk & 5K presented by Anthem, Early Packet Pick-Up, Friday, April 26, 5-8pm, Short Pump Town Center’s Community Room, next to the Funny Bone; Saturday, April 27, packet pick-up & same day registration, 6:30am-8am, 5K begins 8am, www.ask.org or 804-658-5910.
12th Celebration of Life Concert, presented by Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity, Inc. -Xi Delta Lambda Chapter, at Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, 216 West Leigh Street, Sunday, April 28, 4pm, featuring Rudy Faulkner & Frens, James Gates & Singer Cora Armstrong, tickets $10, www.weldonhsmith.com or 804-247-4106.
Celebrate National Dance Week with Richmond Ballet, April 26 & 27, 7pm, Richmond Ballet Studio Theatre, 407 East Canal Street, 804-344-0906.
Maymont Herbs Galore & More – Plant Sale, Saturday, April 27, 8am-4pm, Marketplace on the Lawn, more than 40 vendors, www.maymont.org or 804-358-7166.
Virginia Opera, The Marriage of Figaro, April 26 & 28, at The Carpenter Theatre at Richmond Center Stage, http://www.ETIX.com or 800-514-3849.
The Time & What Must Be Done by The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, hosted by Muhammad’s Mosque No. 24, every Saturday at 6:30 – 8:30 pm, 101 Cowardin Avenue, Richmond.
Habitat for Humanity’s Chicks with Bricks Wine & Beer Tasting at Legend Brewery, Wednesday, May 1, 5:30 – 7pm, $20, www.richmondhabitat.org.
Innsbrook After Hours Concert Series, Snag-A-Job Pavilion, opens May 1, www.innsbrookafterhours.com.
Thursdays in Old Towne Petersburg, Old Towne Civic Center, www.otciviccenter.com, Thursdays.
Friday Cheers, Brown’s Island opens May 3, www.venturerichmond.com.
The Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce presents Que Pasa? Festival, Saturday, May 4, 11am – 7pm, Richmond’s Cabal Walk, www.vahcc.com.
5th annual Unity Ride to benefit The Sickle Cell Association of Richmond – OSCAR, Saturday, May 4, Ride starts around 10:15am from the parking lot of the Petersburg Health Department, 301 Halifax Street around and ends in the parking lot of Second Baptist Church, 3300 Broad Rock Boulevard around 10:30 a.m. – 10:45:45 a.m., Register by calling 804-400-5473 or 804-321-3311 or on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sickle-Cell-Association-of-Richmond-OSCAR/112647635442729.
42nd annual “Arts in the Park” Show and Sale, Carillon in Byrd Park, May 4th, 11-6 p.m. & May 5th, 11-5 p.m., FREE Parking and FREE Shuttles available at City Stadium parking lot. Handicap parking also available at the park. No pets please. More than 450 artists from around the U.S. will gather in Byrd Park to display everything from fine art paintings to jewelry, glass, fiber, ceramics, woodwork and more, www.richmondartsinthepark.com.
Asian American Celebration, Saturday, May 4, 11am – 7pm, Greater Richmond Convention Center, Free, www.aasocv.org or 804-245-4974.
One Can benefit Concert to raise awareness for Children Incorporated, Saturday, May 11, 4pm-9pm, FREE, VIP hour from 3-4pm, $25,(a private tour of the brewery, heavy hors d’oeuvres, live music from the Jonathan Wheelock Trio) at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, 2408 Ownby Lane, VIP tickets can be purchased at www.onecanvip.eventbrite.com or www.childrenincorporated.org.
Northside Seafood Festival, presented by The ACCA Shrine, all you can eat and drink, Saturday, May 11, 1-5pm, ACCA Shrine Center, 1712 Bellevue Avenue, www.shrinersseafoodfestival.com or 804-264-0509. Advance tickets $ 25, $35 at the gate, children under 12 ½ price.
Park Fest Blues to benefit Special Olympics, Pocahontas State Park, Chesterfield, Saturday, May 11, gates open at 1pm, event 2 – 10pm, advance tickets $30, day of concert $45, www.parkfestblues.com.
RRHA, Annual Bike-A-Thon, Saturday, May 18, 9am -1pm, register for the 5.3 mile free bike ride, must be age 8 to participate, 804-780-4835.
Empower Yourself Against Default workshop, Neighborhood Housing Services of Richmond, Saturday, May 18, 9am-5pm,Trinity Family Life Center, 3601 Dill Road, www.nhsofr.org.
Richmond’s Stone Soul Music & Food Festival, June 1, noon – 8:30pm, Richmond International Raceway featuring Fantasia, Bell Biv Devoe, Future, Tamela Mann, B.O.B., French Montana, Raheem Devaughn, James Fortune & Wes Morgan, benefits Make A Wish Foundation of Greater Virginia, advance tickets $35, at Little Ceasar’s locations, all DTLR locations, BK Music on Midlothian, Chesterfield Towne Center’s Guest Services and Radio One Studios, 2809 Emerywood Parkway, online tickets www.ETIX.com or www.kissrichmond.com, no lawn chairs or umbrellas allowed.
Virginia Blues & Jazz Festival, June 14-16, Garth Newel Music Center, Hot Springs, featuring Rene Marie, Bert Carlson & Friends, and other, www.VaBluesFest.org or 877-558-1689.