A LIST: Antoinette’s weekend picks
RICHMOND, VA (WTVR): Be The Match Walk & Run, 5K/1K Adult, 1K youth and tot trot, Saturday, June 1, 7:30 in Monroe Park, 620 West Main Street, Be The Match is a fundraising event that helps patients with blood cancers like leukemia find a marrow donor and receive a life-saving transplant, details, www.BeTheMatchwalkrun.org.
6th Annual Broad Appetit Food Festival, Sunday, June 2, 11 am – 6 pm in the 100 to 400 blocks of West Broad Street, from Henry to Adams will be blocked, the region’s largest food event, signature dishes from 70 plus of Richmond’s Finest local restaurants, live music and a kids area, $3 small plate offerings & $5 combo plate, admission is free, details: www.broadappetit.com.
38th Annual Greek Festival, Through June 2, Friday & Saturday, 11am-10pm, Sunday, 12pm-7pm, at Saints Constantine and Helen’s Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 30 Malvern Avenue, Greek Foods, dancing, music, wine and arts & crafts. The festival also benefits Linc, Elijah House Academy, Friends and Coordinators Inc. Details: www.greekfestival.com.
149th Anniversary of the Battle of Cold Harbor, 5515 Anderson-Wright Drive, Mechanicsville, June 1 & 2, Saturday, 10 am – 5pm, Sunday, 10 am -3 pm, ranger-led programs and firing demonstrations at re-enactment, living history volunteers, details contact Richmond National Battlefield Park, 804-226-1981 or www.nps.gov.
James River Association 23rd Annual Westover Lawn Party, Saturday, June 1, 2 -6 pm, at Westover Plantation, 7000 Westover Road, Charles City, www.jamesriverassociation.org.
Radio One Stone Soul Music and Food Festival, Saturday, June 1, noon – 8:30pm at Richmond Raceway Complex, featuring American Idol winner Fantasia, Bell Biv Devoe, Hi-Five, SWV, Tamela Mann, James Fortune, Wess Morgan and many more, advance tickets $35,www.kissrichmond.com or 800-514-ETIX (3849).
The Cameroonian of Greater Richmond hosts it’s “Cameroon Culture Night” Dinner & Celebration, Saturday, June 1, 9pm – 2 am, at PINCH Hall, 3708 Meadowbridge Road, advance tickets $20, at the door $25, can be purchased at Goree Restaurant,1823 East Main Street, 804-389-4488; Tropicanna Restaurant, 6333 Jahnke Road, 804-274-0428; or 804-484-2371.
CARITAS Indoor Yard Sale, Friday, May 31, 10am – 3pm & Saturday, June 1, 9am -1pm, at the CARITAS Furniture Bank,1125, East Commerce Road, 804-343-5008.
The Greater Virginia Bridal Show, Sunday, June 2, 1 -4 pm at the Science Museum of Virginia, enter to win a Virginia Bride Magazine’s $35,000 Dream Wedding Giveaway, details: www.vabridemegazine.com.
Community Yard Sale & Raffle Fundraiser for Oklahoma, Saturday, June 1, 1-5pm, at Sweet Frog near VCU’s Monroe Park Campus, 20% will be donated to the American Red Cross and 100% of all purchases from the yard sale will be donated. Wanted: gentle used items to sell, crafts, furniture, baked good, original artwork and other items. Volunteers and other businesses who are interested in participating please contact Caroline Upshaw via Facebook or 804-867-1004.To donate right now visit https://www.redcross.org/donate/index.jsp?donateStep=2&itemId=prod10002 to donate to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
Varina Ruritan Club & Henrico Parks & Recs. hosts 18th Annual Varina Community Day, Saturday, June 1, 10 am – 2 pm in Dorey Park, 2999 Darbytown Road, music, a petting zoo, face painting, a moonwalk and other activities, www.henricorecandparks.com or 804-501-5134.
Pocahontas Premieres, Richmond Youth Symphony, free concert, Sunday, June 2, gates open 6pm, concert 7pm, 804-796-4255.
Chesterfield County Parks & Recs. Family friendly programs at Historic Eppington Plantation, 14602 Eppes Falls Road, Chesterfield, Saturday, June 1st, tour of house and grounds at 10 am, scavenger hunt 2 -4pm, $10, registration required for both days, 804-751-4946 or 804-748-1623.
Free Family Fishing Fair in Byrd Park, Saturday, June 1, 8am – 2pm at Shield’s Lake, local fishing experts will be on hand and at 11am a kid’s Casting Contest & Backyard Bass Contest, age 16 & older needs a fishing license to fish; June 7 & 8, Virginia’s Free Fishing Weekend, no fishing license needed, www.RichmondGov.com/parks.
The Psychic Festival, June 1st & 2nd, Saturday, 10am -6pm, Sunday, noon-6pm, Carytown’s Aquarian Bookshop, 3519 Ellwood Avenue, more than 40 Psychics, palm readers, healers, tarot card readers, and others will be on hand to read and analyze, www.aquarianbookshop.com or www.babygirlproject.org.
Latin Ballet of Virginia “Fiesta Del Sol”, A Latin celebration for children and their families. live music from Ban Caribe & Timbason, Sunday, June 10, Maymont Children’s Farm, 3pm, www.latinballet.com or 804-356-3876.
Virginia Burlesque & Slideshow Festival, workshops, films, panel discussions, and International performing artists, through Sunday, at venues around Richmond, www.virginiaburlesque.com.
FUTURE EVENTS: 1st Annual Richmond Bacon Festival, Sunday, June 9th, 12 – 5pm, 17th Street Farmers’ Market, Bacon, Beer & Bands, Facebook: Richmond Bacon Festival.
Senior Day in the Park, featuring Kirby Carmichael and Ban Caribe, Thursday, June 6, 10am – 2pm at the Carillon in Byrd Park, music, food, games, senior activities, info 804-646-5733.
Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival, Saturday, June 8th, 2 -6 pm, Richmond Raceway Complex, www.Beerandbourbon.com.
The Liberation Tour featuring Mary J. Blige, Anthony Hamilton and comedian Jay Lamont, 8pm at Richmond’s Landmark Theater,, 800-745-3000.
Groovin in the Garden Concert Series, Thursdays 6 -9 pm, 1800 Lakeside Avenue, gates open 5:30, July 26 – Yonder Mountain String Band, August 6 – Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers with Railroad Earth, www.groovininthegarden.com or 804-262-9887.
Jazz Cafe at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Thursdays, 6 -9 pm, in the BEST Cafe in conjunction with the Richmond Jazz Society, www.vajazz.org; Friday Art & Wine/Meet Up with Art at VMFA, 5 – 8:30pm, www.vmfa.state.va.us.
Ashland Strawberry Faire, Saturday, June 8, 10 am – 5 pm at Randolph Macon College, Historic Ashland, live music, dancing, pipes and drums, Little Miss & Little Mr. Strawberry Contest and other activities, free admission, www.ashlandstrawberryfaire.com.
37th Annual AT & T Norfolk Harborfest, June 6 -9, Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk, www.festevents.org/mini-site/nrfolk-harborfest.
57th Annual Festival of Arts at Dogwood Dell, Opening Night Festivities Celebrate Families and Children, June 7 & 8, starts at 7:15pm; June 19, 8pm, Freedom Fest, Gumbo: A Night of Blues, Jazz & Light R & B, featuring Carlton Blount, James Gates, Alan Parker, Brandon Lane, Chief, Desiree Roots, Weldon Hill, Hannan Lane & others, Free, www.RichmondGov.com/parks.
Capital Jazz Fest, Friday, June 7 – Sunday, June 9, at the Merriweather Post Pavilion, Maryland, over 30 National Acts performing, www.capitaljazz.com.
Legendary Go-Go Band Trouble Funk performs Saturday, June 15, 9 pm – 2am, at the Military Retirees Club, 2220 Sleed Street, advance tickets $25, call 804-648-0101 or 804-321-3188.
Virginia Pork Festival, Wednesday, June 12, 4 -pm, Emporia, Virginia, tickets $35, tickets not sold at the gate, www.porkfestival.com.
Richmond Vegetarian Festival, Saturday, June 15, noon – 6pm, in Bryan Park. www.veggiefest.org.