RICHMOND, VA (WTVR): Black History Museum: Tuesday Verses The Open Mic, Celebrating Juneteenth Freedom Concert, Saturday, June 22, 8pm, Speakeasy, Hippodrome, 528 North 2nd Street., featuring Sunny Patterson, Anhayla, The Fuzz Band. Ezibu Muntu, hosted by Lorna – l Boogie and many others. admission is $10, get details at www.blackhistorymuseum.org or 804-780-9093.
Inaugural RVA Streets Alive, A Street Festival to promote and celebrate active and healthy lifestyles throughout communities. Streets and roads will be closed for one day, Saturday, June 22 from 10am-3pm free to the public to walk, run, bike, roller blade, WHATEVER by opening up roads and streets 2.5 mile loop connecting the Manchester and 14th Street bridges. The event is free and open to the public, for more details visit www.sportsbackers.org.
Boost is the first permanent exhibition at the Science Museum of Virginia in a decade. It challenges your perception of health and wellness in a way that is personalized and playful, targeting your mind, body and lifestyle. The exhibit will allow you to Boost your creativity, flexibility, memory and strength. Boost opens Saturday, June 22nd with a Spring N2 Summer celebration, special outdoor activities, live science demonstrations, robots and live performances and summer’s favorite treat – ice cream. For more details on Boost and other exhibits and events at the Science Museum of Virginia visit www.smv.org or call 804-864-1407.
10th Annual Rockett’s Landing Springs Regatta, Saturday, June 22, 9am – 5pm, viewing at Intermediate Terminal dock, or on the banks of the Virginia Boat Club & Rocketts Landing site at 4708 Old East Main Street.
The Poe Museum presents “Poe in Paris” Exhibit, June 23 through September 8, at the Poe Museum, 1914 East Main Street; A special preview opening & wine paring featuring a curator’s talk in the museum’s legendary Enchanted Garden, Saturday, June 22, 5-9pm, advance tickets $25, $30 at tthe door, www.poemuseum.org/events or 888-21-EAPOE.
57th Annual Festival of Arts at Dogwood Dell, Sunday, June 23, 5pm, Gospel Fest with the Belle; Friday, June 28, 8pm – Susan Greenbaum; Saturday, June 29, 8pm, Plunky & Oneness, www.richmondgov.com/parks or 804-646-DELL (3355).
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, fee for food, www.cciva.org or 804-536-2524.
Colonial Turf Cup Day at Colonial Downs, Saturday, June 22, horse races & Rhythm, Bets’N Brews Festival, festival opens at 3pm, concert at 4pm and between races, racing from 5-10pm, general admission $3, kids 12 and under free; Ladies Night with a Trackside Comhole Toss & Tailgate Party, Saturday, June 29, www.colonialdowns.com or 804-966-7223.
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.
Seer Sucker Suit & Sundress & Sound Affair, sponsored by the Brothers of OPP Inc. a benefit for the scholarship and Uplift Foundation, Saturday, June 22, 4-9pm, at the Lawns of Innsbrook, Northshore Commons, 4951 Lake Brook Drive, Glen Allen, advance tickets $25, at he gate $30, information 804-402-8485 or 804-690-0822.
“Jazz On The Grass” and More (R & B, Blues, Salsa & Gospel) weekly Saturday concert series at The Riverfront Park, 771 Sophia Street in Olde Towne Fredericksburg, free before 7pm, $10 after, www.jazzonthegrass.net or 540-220-3943 or 804-590-6846.
Future Events: Free July Fourth family friendly evening with Bluegrass Music, featuring musicians from the Virginia Folk Music Association, Thursday, June 27, 6:30-9:30pm at Rockwood Nature Center, for information call 804-674-1629.
Genworth 30th annual Pre-July Fourth Celebration, Freedom Independence Day Concert, Wednesday, July 3, at 6:30 featuring The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band, concert is free and open to the public, details www.genworth.com/concert or 804-281-6699.
57th Annual Festival of Arts at Dogwood Dell, Thursday, July 4th Independence Day Celebration with live music, canons and fireworks, kicks off at 5:45, fireworks at dusk, details www.richmondgov.com/parks or 804-646-DELL (3355).
Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration, Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park, 3400 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, form 1-5pm, flag raising ceremony, performances, featuring the Diggity dudes, new this year Sand Sculpture Exhibition, www.henricorecandparks.com or 804-501-5134.