RICHMOND, VA. (WTVR): The Richmond Concert Band Old Instruments for Young Hands, bring your used musical instrument to donate to Richmond Public School, Concert is Sunday, July 21, 6pm at Linwood Holton Elementary School, 1600 West Laburnum Avenue, corner of Laburnum ave & Hermitage Road, free, bring your picnics, lawn chairs and blankets, for details www.rcband.org or 804-737-3767.
The Children’s Museum of Richmond: CMoR Central 2626 west Broad Street, CMoR Short Pump, 2200 Old Brick Road, Glen Allen & CMoR Chesterfield, 6629 Lake Harbour Drive, Midlothian. Spider-Man & Friends, Saturday, July 20, 10am-4pm at the Central Location; Sunday, July 21, 10am-4pm at the Chesterfield Location. Moon Bounce Mania, Saturday, July 29, 10am-4pm Central Location & Sunday July 28, 10am-4pm Chesterfield Location. Music in the Air, Saturday, August 3, 10am-4pm, Central Location & Sunday, August 4, 10am-4pm Chesterfield Location. Super Hero & Princess Day, Saturday, August 10, 10am-4pm Central Location & Sunday, August 11, 10am, 10am -4pm Chesterfield Location. For more information about all locations of the Children’s Museum of Richmond visit www.childrensmuseumofrichmond.org or call 804-474-7000.
African Children’s Choir in Concert: Friday, July 19, West End Baptist Church,7pm, 6506 Boydton Plank Road, North Dinwiddie, 804-733-9331; Sunday, July 21 11am, Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church, 2300 Dumbarton Road, 804-266-9696; For more details visit www.africanchildrenschoir.com or facebook.com/africanchildrenschoir.
Pocahontas Live, Pocahontas State Park Amphitheater, Sunday, July 21st, gates open at 5pm, The Doobie Brothers in concert, American Idol Winner Scotty McCreery, July 28, Trace Adkins, August 8, details www.pocahontaslive.com.
3rd annual WRIR’s Commonwealth of Notions Benefit Festival continues Friday, July 19, 10:30pm @ Balliceaux, 203 North Lombardy Street, $5; Saturday, July 20, doors open at 3pm, at Gallery 5, 200 West Marshall Street, $10 & Sunday, July 21, Bandito’s Burrito Lounge, 2905 Patterson Avenue, free, show 10pm, for details, 804-622-9747 or www.wrir.org.
17th Street Farmers’ Market annual Shockoe Tomato Festival, in Historic Shockoe Bottom on Saturday, July 20th from 11am until 4pm, Over 40 local restaurants, food carts, growers, artists and craftsman, Locally grown and prepared tomato delicacies will be for sale, The Shockoe Tomato Festival is presented by the City of Richmond and the 17th Street Farmers’ Market, the Enrichmond Foundation, and Brown Distributing, the festival is free and for more details call 804-646-0954 or visit www.richmondgov.com/FarmersMarket
First Summer Moon Music Festival, at the Center of the Universe Brewing Company, Saturday, July 20, from noon to 9pm, 11293 Air Park Road, Ashland, music, beer & fresh Oyster bars, www.cotubrewing.com or call 804-368-0299.
31st Annual Norfolk Jazz Festival, Town Point Park, Friday, July 19 – Sunday, July 21; Friday gates open 5pm, features Kirk Whalum, Rick Braun & Norman Brown; Saturday, gates open 5pm, features Jonathan Butler, Shelia E. & Elan Trotman; Sunday gates open 1pm, features, The Sinnett Trio/Stanley Jordan. Tickets and more details www.festevents.org or 757-441-2345.
Kings Dominion JoyFest 2013, featuring Kirk Franklin, Sinbad, Israel Houghton and more, Saturday, July 20, doors open at 3pm, kids 2 and under free, www.ticketmaster.com or 804-745-3000, get GRTC bus schedule at www.kingsdominion.com.
Crab Fest 2013, Neighborhood Housing Services of Richmond, Saturday, July 20, 12 -4pm, 2712 Chamberlayne Avenue, 804-329-2500, ext, 117.
Pork, Peanut & Pine Festival, Saturday, July 20 & Sunday, July 21, 10am-5pm, at Chippokes Plantation State Park, Surry County, admission $5, 10 & under admitted free, www.porkpeanutpinefestival.org.
The Richmond 48 Hour Film Festival Screenings at The Byrd Theatre, continues, details www.byrdtheatre.com.
Future Events: Radio One’s Women’s Empowerment Expo for Health, Wealth & Wisdom, featuring Angela Bassett, Marcus D. Wiley, Earnest Pugh, Isaac Carree & more Saturday, September 28, 12-5pm, at Richmond International Raceway Exhibition Hall, tickets $20, www.etix.com, details www.kissrichmond.com.
34th annual Amelia Beef Festival, Saturday, July 27, 4-8pm, at Tom Scott Park, Amelia, tickets $30 in advance, all you can eat BBQ Beef and Ribs, Steamship Round, Corn on the cob, Cole Slaw, Beverages, details http://www.ameliabeeffestival.com or call 804-561-2270.