A LIST: Antoinette’s weekend event picks
The Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce presents 11th annual Que Pasa? Festival, Saturday, May 4, 11am – 7pm, Richmond’s Canal Walk, www.vahcc.com. FREE admission and free shuttle buses to and from Asian American Celebration, www.quepasafestival.com. Antoinette Essa serves as Emcee after 3pm.
16th annual Asian American Celebration, Saturday, May 4, 11am – 7pm, Greater Richmond Convention Center, Free admission and shuttle buses to and from Que Pasa Festival, www.aasocv.org or 804-245-4974. FREE, www.aasocv.org.
Go Discover Richmond. The 10K, 6.2 mile walking event, Saturday, May 4, with packet pickup & registration showcases starting at 7am. Walk starts and ends at the Virginia War Memorial and goes past a variety of featured attractions that include Hollywood Cemetery, St. Andrew’s Church, Grace & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, and many more. Water stops and bathroom facilities will be located along the route and strollers are permitted. Participants can also register day of the event at 7am, details visit www.sportsbackers.org.
Friday Cheers, Brown’s Island opens Friday, May 3 runs through June 28, 6-9:30pm, admission $5 or $10 depending on the show, children under 12 free, season pass, $35, www.venturerichmond.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.
18th annual Minds In Motion Final Performance “The Epic Of Gilgamesh”, May 3-5, at The Carpenter Theater, Friday, 7pm, Saturday, 11am, 4pm, 7pm, Sunday 2 & 5pm, featuring 18 elementary schools & dancers from Richmond Ballet, Free tickets available 1 hour before each performance, first come first served, www.richmondcenterstage.com or www.richmondballet.com or 804-592-3300 or 804-344-0906.
Richmond’s annual Cinco de Mayo Festival, 17th Street Farmer’s Market, 100 North 17th Street, Shockoe Bottom, Sunday, May 5, 11am-4pm, featuring a roaming Mariachi Band, food from La Plaza Market, beverages, face painting, arts & crafts, Free event.
Community Wide Tri-Cities 18th annual Musical Concert, Sunday, May 5, 4pm, at Henrico High School Auditorium, 302 Azalea Avenue, Fairfield, Free, www.countrywideproductions.com and 804-683-4452.
FUTURE EVENTS: An Evening with Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group, , Tuesday, May 7, Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage, www.ETIX.com.
Country Music Star Phil Vassar with Robbin Thompson, Thursday, May 9, 8pm, at The National, 708 East Broad Street. www.thenationalva.com.
Mary J. Blidge in the “Liberation Tour” with special guests Anthony Hamilton & comedian Jay Lamont, at the Richmond Coliseum Thursday, June 6, tickets on sale Friday, May 10th, 10am, www.ticketmaster.com.
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.
West Side Story, three performances, May 10-11, Landmark Theater, www.BroadwayInRichmond.com.
Innsbrook After Hours Concert Series, Pat McGee Reunion Concert, Wednesday, May 8, gates open 5pm, first time in a long time they will be performing together. www.innsbrookafterhours.com.
Jazz Inside Out Scholarship Fundraiser, Friday, May 24, 8pm-12am, The Boathouse @ Rockettes Landing, Riverview Ballroom & Patios, 4708 East Old Main Street, featuring J. Tucker & The Krewe Band, Jazz, dancing, Hors d’oeuvres & cash bar, Jazz Art & Designer Auction, ticket sale deadline May 14, www.vahigheredfund.com/events.