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Weekend Events: Lebanese Food Festival, RiverRock Festival & Poker Run

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR): 30th Annual Lebanese Food Festival, Friday, May 16 & Saturday, May 17, 10am – 10pm & Sunday, May 18, 10am – 8pm ay Saint Anthony Maronite Church, 4611 Sadler Road, Glen Allen, complete dinners for take out or eat in, take out orders can be faxed to 804-273-9914 or called in to 804-346-1161, for dinner menu and more information visit http://www.stanthonymaronitechurch.org/festival/.

Dominion Riverrock Festival, features free concerts throughout the weekend, an interactive village and sporting events that include Eukanuba 5K Mud Run, ECCO James River Scramble 10L Trail Run, Boulder Bash, Slacklining and more. May 16 – 18, Friday, vendor booths and Interactive Village open 5pm, concert 7:30; Saturday, events start at 7am, concert at 7:45pm & Sunday events start at 11am, concert at 4pm; Dominion Riverrock is free to all spectators, to register and for more information visit http://www.dominionriverrock.com.

Ginter Park Home & Garden Tour, 2014 theme “Music in the Garden”, Saturday, May 17, 11am – 4pm,  nine gardens and five homes to tour, musicians playing in the gardens benefiting the Music Department of the Children’s Hospital, Brook Road. Tickets $12, locations include Azalea Gardens Center 4800 Azalea Avenue, Little House Green Grocery, 1227 Bellevue Avenue & Once Upon A Vine, 4009 MacArthur Avenue, for details visit http://www.ginterpark.org/tour.php.

Jazz Inside Out fundraiser sponsored by Virginia Higher Education Fund, Friday, May 30th, 8pm – 12am, The Westin Hotel & Courtyard, 6631 West Broad Street, $40 deadline to buy tickets May 20, featuring J. Tucker & The Krewe Band, G7 Jazz, Hors d’oeuvers & cash bar, Jazz Art & Designer Auction, CBS 6 Antoinette Essa serves as Emcee, for more details visit http://www.vahigheredfund.com/events.

Petanque Open House – Instruction and Games, pronounced “pay-tonk” is one of Europe’s most popular outdoor games, is a cousin of horseshoes, shuffleboard and of the Italian bowling game called “bocce’. Open house is Saturday, May 17, 11am – 3pm, Chimborazo Playground, at East Grace & 29th Street in Church Hill, sponsored by Les Boulefrogs of Church Hill Petanque Club, open to anyone. For more information visit http://boulefrogs.com or http://petanque-america.com/index.html or on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/groups/BouleFrogs/.

95th Annual Powhatan County Fair, May 16 – 18, concerts , food, exhibits, attractions, car shows, animals, nightly entertainment, petting zoos, livestock shows, crafts and hobbies. Adult tickets $6, $3 ages 4-11 & 55 plus, free for 3 & under and military w/ID. Fair hours Friday 5pm – close, Saturday noon to close & Sunday 10:30am to close, for more information visit http://www.powhatanfair.org/.

AlterNatives Bluegrass & Brews fundraiser at 3320 West Cary Street, Saturday, May 17, 11am – 11pm,  bands, food, to raise awareness and funds, used to build safe, fuel-efficient stoves for the people living in the Guatemalan Highlands, for more details visit http://rvabluegrassandbrews.com/.

Richmond Symphony Season: The Richmond Symphony, Richmond Symphony Chorus, Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus and soloists Elizabeth Bishop, mezzo-soprano: Vale Rideout, tenor: and Jason Hardy, bass performs Saturday, May 17, 8pm and Sunday, May 18, 3pm at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmod CenterStage. Tickets at $10.76 on line at http://www.richmondsymphony.com or 800-514-ETIX.

The 2nd Annual Bootleg Ball, A Swanky Speakeasy benefit for Henley Street Theatre & Richmond Shakespeare, Saturday, May 17, 7pm – 1ppm at The Robins Foundation, 10 South 3rd Street, 1920’s Black & White Attire, Blackjack & Roulette, Speakeasy Fare, and more, for tickets and more information call 340-0115 or http://www.HenleyStreetTheatre.org.

17th Century – Colonial and Virginia Indian Games, Songs and Dance at Henricus Historical Park, Saturday, May 17, 10am – 5pm;12pm – Virginia Indian competitions; 1pm – Stoolball, similar to baseball or cricket; 2pm – Colonial Frolic & Dance; 3pm – Blindman’s Bluff, similar to Marco Polo without water, the park is located at 251 Henricus Park Road, Chester, call 804-748-1611 or http://www.henricus.org.

Slow Food RVA’s Spring GRAZE Food Series, Sunday, May 18 at Tuckahoe Plantation, tickets $30 for food & alcohol tasting, $15 for food tastings only no alcohol, $5 for 12 & older, children 12 are free, details http://www.grazeattuckahoeweebly.com.

28th annual Virginia Wine & Craft Festival, Downtown Historic Front Royal, Saturday, May 17, 10am 6pm. Tasting from 18 Virginia wineries and over 100 vendors, artists and crafters of fine handmade jewelry, wine glasses and musical instruments, pottery, ceramics, clothing, original painting, antiques and more; tickets at the gate $30 for more information visit http://www.wineandcraftfestival.com.

Charity Big Gloves Boxing Throwdown Saturday, May 17, gates open at 5pm The Diamond, 6-8pm Happy Hour specials, details http://www.smoochapig.com or http://www.squirrelsbaseball.com.

MS Poker Run & Concert at Richmond Harley-Davidson, Saturday, May 17, 10am – 6pm, Poker Run starts at Richmond Harley-Davidson and will end at Steel Horse Harley-Davidson with stops at two Capital Ale House locations and Strangways Brewery. Registration 10am, first bike out at 11am, proceeds benefit the Central & Eastern Virginia Chapter of the MS Society.  For details visit http://www.richmondharley.com/event_list_detail.asp?ecode=634285 or Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/events/528711643910784/.

Meet William B. Robinson, Diplomat, Counselor to US Presidents and Teacher, his inspiring story about creating Camp Virginia Jaycees, Celebration Banquet Saturday, May 17, 8pm at Richmond Marriott West, 4240 Dominion Blvd. Glen Allen, http://www.campvajc.org or call 540-947-2972.

NACA American Dream Event Homeowners & Homebuyers, Thursday, May 15 – Monday, May 19, 8am – 6pm each day, all NACA services are free at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 North Third Street, register at http://www.naca.com or call 800-606-6222.

The Art of Jerome & Jeromyah Jones “Feasting on Inspiration”, a delectable collection of landscapes and still life paintings by the Father and Son Art Duo, Exhibition through June 15 at Cary100 Restaurant & Lounge, 100 East Cary Street, 804-643-9736. For details on Jerome and Jeromyah Jones visit http://jeromewjonesjr.com/events.html.

FUTURE EVENTS: 3-H Fest, Hogs, Hops & Horticulture in Petersburg Saturday, May 31, 12 pm – 6pm at Petersburg Sports Complex, 100 Ballpark Road, features BBQ from all of the Tri-Cities region competing fora chance to be crowned Tri-Cities BBQ Champ. Advance tickets $15, $20 at the gate, includes two beer tickets, kids 12 & under are free, details http://www.petersburgarea.org/events/3-h-fest-hogs-hops-and-horticulture-in-petersburg or 804-733-8131.

Radio One Richmond Stone Soul Music Festival, Saturday, May 31, noon – 9pm at RIR Amphitheater, featuring 50 Cent, Keyshia Cole, Lil Boosie, Tye Tribbett, Byron Cage, George Tandy, and many more artists. Advance tickets $35 to $65, VIP seating, www,ETIX.com or http://www.kissrichmond.com.

41st Annual Virginia Pork Festival, Wednesday, June 11 in Emporia, Virginia, tickets include all food and beverages, get more details at http://www.vaporkfestival.com or call 434-634-6611.

The Manhattans featuring Gerald Alston & Blue Lovett, Sunday, June 29, two shows, doors open 3pm, show 4pm & 2nd show doors open 7pm, show 8pm at the Hippodrome, 528 North 2nd Street, tickets available at Plan 9 Records (both locations) and Barkeys Records, 18 East Broad Street.

2nd annual Smoke & Vine Festival, Saturday, July 5, 4pm – 10pm, sample wines from James River Cellars Winery and Cigars Realm, bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets, for tickets and more information visit http://www.smokeandvinefestival.com/index.html.

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