A LIST: Antoinette’s weekend event picks
Virginia’s First Diaper Bank, Capital Diaper Bank fundraisers one at Sam’s Club, 9440 West Broad Street, Saturday, June 15th from 10am to 2pm, and Thursday, June 20th at an all day event at Sweet Frog, 11638 West Broad Street. The fundraisers will help cover membership cost to join the National Diaper Bank Network, the benefit to receive 5000,000 diapers at .01 per diaper from Huggies. Capital Diaper Bank provides diapers free of charge to families in crisis, educates parents and raises community awareness for the need for diapers in the community. To learn more about Capital Diaper Bank visit www.capitaldiaperbank.org or call 804-359-8821.
Richmond Vegetarian Festival, Saturday, June 15, noon – 6pm, in Bryan Park, 4308 Hermitage Road, Henrico, featuring 20 local restaurants, 70 vendors plus non-profits, local bands performing, WTVR, CBS 6 Meteorologist/Emcee, Vegetarian Belly-Dancer, seminars, demonstrations and “Food Fight – Iron Chef” – line competition; bring can vegetables to benefit the Lamb’s Basket, www.lambsbasket.org and for details on the festival visit www.veggiefest.org.
Elegba Folklore Society’s annual Juneteenth, A Freedom Celebration: Friday June 14, 6-10pm, Symposium & Concert, at Pine Camp Arts Center featuring The Last Poets, Anthony T. Browder – Django Decoded, African Dance & Music, exhibitions, complimentary Hors D’Oeuvres, cash bar, Tickets $15 & 2 for $25; Saturday, June 15 from 4 -11pm, Reflective Celebration at the Manchester Dock & Trail of Enslaved Africans, featuring speakers, African Dance & Music, exhibitions, food, children’s crafts, torch lit night walk along the trail of Enslaved Africans, free event, for details www.efsinc.org or call 804-644-3900.
HCA Virginia Family Palooza!, a free event with fun and healthy activities for the family at The Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 West Broad Street, Saturday, June 15, 10am – 2pm. There will be free health screenings and local pediatricians will be on hand to answer health questions, more information www.hcavirginia.com or 804-320-DOCS (3627).
Virginia War Memorial presents the 4th annual Roadshow & free expert reviews of Military Memorabilia, Saturday, June 15, 10am -2pm, 621 South Belvidere Street, free admission and parking, info www.vawarmemorial.org or call 804-786-2060.
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.
Innsbrook After Hours Series: Sheryl Crow concert postponed to Thursday, July 11, all tickets will be honored, The Band Perry, Wednesday, August 21, B.B. King, Wednesday, July 17, & Darius Rucker Thursday, September 5pm, gates open at 5pm, opening act 6-6:30pm, headliner 7:15-7:45pm – get full schedule at www.innsbrookafterhours.com. Innsbrook Foundation presents RVA Cares at Innsbrook After Hours, Concert for the Oklahoma Tornado Victims, Wednesday, June 19, 5pm – 9:30pm, 4901 Lake Brook Drive, advance tickets $5, at gate $10, www.innsbrookafterhours.com.
Pocahontas Live, Pocahontas State Park, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, concert scheduled for Thursday, June 13, has been postponed to Wednesday, August 21. Tickets already purchased for the June 13th date will be honored for the new date. Those requiring a refund may request a refund at the point of purchase, details www.pocahontaslive.com.
K95 Country Fest featuring Country Music Association Vocal Group of the year, “Little Big Town,” also Holly Williams, & Charlie Worsham Friday, June 14, 7pm at the Classic Amphitheater at Richmond International Raceway, general admission $30, VIP general admission $45, www.ticketmaster.com or www.k95country.com.
Nia Incorporated of Greater Richmond, an affiliate of The Saint Paul’s Baptist Church, “Demystifying the Home Buyer Process”, A Guide to Home Ownership, Free seminar & lunch, Saturday, June 15, at Saint Paul’s Baptist Church, 4247 Creighton Road; “Taking Care of Business Conference” St. Paul’s Baptist Church, Saturday, July 20 with reserved seating at John P. Kee concert Friday, July 19, information call Maxine Lambert, .
Plein Air Richmond is a juried art competition with top prizes totaling over $10,000, this is also a benefit, every painting will be on sale with proceeds benefiting the Richmond Symphony. It’s easy to catch the artists, Friday they will be painting the Wilton House Museum, 215 South Wilton Road, Saturday from 9-11am on Monument Avenue “Fast and Fresh”, artists will have 2 hours to paint followed by judging and awards and on Sunday exhibit and sale continues from 10am -4 pm. For more information visit www.pleinairrichmond.com and www.richmondsymphony.com or call Brazier Gallery, 1623 West Main Street at 804-358-2771.
Rivah Fest, Downtown Tappahannock on Prince Street, Saturday, June 15, a day of fun by the Rivah, events start at 10am, over 1000 arts & crafts booths, food vendors, beer & wine, music, antique cars, children’s activities in Tappahannock, Virginia, more information www.rivahfest.com.
Richmond.com Uncorked, Virginia Foods & Wine Festival Saturday, June 15, 11am – 5pm, at Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard, a day to sample wine, enjoy live music, food, advance tickets $12, at gate $15 includes wine sampling glass, designated driver $5, details, www.richmond.com/events/uncorked.
Juneteenth Celebrations in Petersburg & Hopewell: Friday, June 14. 1-2pm, Wreath Laying Ceremony at Corling’s Corner, Old Towne Petersburg, corner of Bank & Sycamore Streets, Free event, info 804-732-3531 x 223; Saturday, June 15: 148th Anniversary of Juneteenth, events begin at 10am on the James River Waterfront in the Historic City Point, Hopewell, activities continues until 2pm at the General Grant’s Headquarters Unit of Petersburg National Battlefield, 1001 Pecan Avenue, Hopewell, info 804-732-3531 x222.
57th Annual Festival of Arts at Dogwood Dell, KOS, Saturday, June 15, 8pm; Wednesday, June 19, 8pm, Freedom Fest 2013: “Gumbo: A Night of Blues, Jazz & Light R & B from Central Virginia’s Finest” featuring Carlton Blount, James Gates, Alan Parker, Brandon Lane, Chief, Desiree Roots, Weldon Hill, Hannan Land & other Friends; Friday, June 28, 8pm – Susan Greenbaum; Saturday, June 29, 8pm, Plunky & Oneness, www.richmondgov.com/parks or 804-646-DELL (3355).
Fan Free Clinic “Wellness in Bloom at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden the connection between health, the community and gardens, Thursday, June 20, 6 – 8pm, keynote speaker Frank Robinson, CEO & President of LGBG, “Healing Power of Gardens in communities, tickets $50, details www.wellnessinbloom.eventbrite.com or 804-358-6343 ext 110.
46th Annual Hampton Jazz Festival, June 28 – 30, Line-up: Friday -Family Reunion featuring Gladys Knight & The O’Jay’s, KEM, Leela James; Saturday – Heads of State featuring Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant & Johnny Gill, Fantasia, George Benson, Forte Jazz Band featuring Brian Pinner; Sunday – Jill Scott, TGT featuring Tyrese, Ginuwine & Tank, Bob James & David Sanborn, Steve Gadd & James Genus, Karla Crump, www.hamptonjazzfestival.com.
10th annual Taste of India, June 22 & 23, Saturday & Sunday, 12-8pm at the Culture Center of India, 6641 Ironbridge Parkway, Chester, free admission, free parking, www.cciva.org or 804-536-2524.
24th annual Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival, Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk, June 20 – 23, Thursday 7 -10pm Bayou Ball, Free; Friday – noon -4pm sneak peek lunch free, 5 -10pm $10; Saturday, noon-10pm $10, Sunday, noon -6pm $10, www.festevents.org or call 757-441-2345.