Antoinette’s weekend picks
Old Towne Petersburg Luau, June 28th starting at 7pm. Nine restaurants are participating and are decorated with Palm trees and Hawaiian Luau themes. The mission of the Luau is to introduce residents and visitors to the wonderful restaurants and shops in Old Towne as well as it is a learning opportunity about the rich history of Historic Old Towne. For info call Wabi Sabi at 804-862-1365 or on-line at www.eatwabisabi.com.
Arts & Culture Xpo festival, presented by Culture Works, entertainment and information on non-profits in Richmond, Saturday, June 29, 10am -5pm at Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 North Third Street, free admission and parking, www.richmondcultureworks.org or 804-340-5280.
Festival of Arts at Dogwood Dell: Friday, June 28, at 8pm singer/songwriter Susan Greenbaum, performs all her hits and music from her current album “This Life”, Chris Parker joins her on stage. Saturday, June 29, singer/songwriter Plunky & Oneness at 8pm; Sunday, June 30, 8:30pm, West End Assembly of God – “Heal the Land” a dance & music performance at 8:30pm and on Thursday, July 4th, music and entertainment start at 5:45, join Kevin Bledsoe create the biggest fitness MOB flash, learn the fitness dance to the at the Dell, Carillon Bell Concert at 7pm, Richmond Concert Band at 7:30 followed by Fireworks at dark. Info – www.richmondgov.com/parks, click on Cultural Arts then Dogwood Dell or call 804-646-DELL.
Kings Dominion’s annual KingsFest, through Saturday, June 29, features the best in Contemporary Christian Music, http://www.ticketmaster.com or https://www.kingsdominion.com/events/plan-a-visit/special-events/Kingsfest-2012 or 804-876-5561.
RVA Grooves, All Things Arts & Culture, Saturday, June 29, doors open at 7pm, at the Hippodrome, 528 North 2ns Street. Also at the Hippodrome Theatre “The Entzmingers in the Harlem Renaissance”, Friday, June 28, 6:39 -11pm.
7th Annual Flag Football Game, Virginia Hornets VS Virginia State Police, benefiting Special Olympics, Saturday, June 29, 1 -4pm, at Glen Allen Ravens Football Field, 10801 Brooklely Road, Glen Allen, www.vahornets.com or 804-476-0040.
Ladies Night at Colonial Downs, New Kent, Saturday, June 29, free admission for all ladies; Racing to the Stars and Stripes, Thursday, July 4, Racing and Fireworks, www.colonialdowns.com or 804-966-7223.
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.
RVA Fireworks on the James, Patriotic Family Fun, Wednesday, July 3, Brown’s Island, entertainment about 7:30pm, Fireworks about 9:15pm, Rain Date, July 5th; chairs, blankets, picnic baskets, not pets, tents, alcohol, glass of any kind, metal containers, www.fireworksonthejames.com.
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.
Fourth at the Fort at Williams Stadium on Lee Avenue, 8:30pm, bring blankets, lawn chairs, performance by the Fort Lee Army Band, fireworks at 9:35pm, Free, glass bottles and pet are not admitted, info 804-765-3176;
Fireworks in Colonial Heights, Thursday, July 4, in the vicinity of Charles Dimmock Parkway, Colonial Heights, Exit 53 or 54 in the Southgate Square/Wal-Mart Area, fireworks around 9:15pm.
Chesterfield County’s Fourth of July Celebration at the County Fairgrounds,10300 Courthouse Road, info 804-796-7045. entertainment and special activity area kids, the Kings of Swing performs at 6:30pm, gates open at 5pm, fireworks beginning at dark, bring blankets, lawn chairs, no pets, glass bottles or personal fireworks.
Goochland Fourth of July Fireworks, at Goochland Sports Complex, 1800 Sandy Hook Road, family fun and fireworks after 9pm, www.co.goochland.va.us.