The 4th annual Arts & Culture XPO is Saturday, June 28, 10am – 4pm, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, celebrating the diverse arts and culture in the Richmond area. More than 70 non-profits will set up shop with displays and hands on activities of arts, history, science and family fun for all under one roof on one day.
The free event features performances, special Xpo discounts and exhibitors will unveil new products, new programs, exhibitions and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite non-profit and help them get awarded a check from Culture Works and also have their picture taken for a special photo collage of the Richmond Region. For details visit http://www.richm,ondcultureworks.org or call 804-340-5280.
Pow Wow on the Landing is an afternoon by the River at Osborne Boat Landing & Park in Henrico Country, 9530 Osborne Turnpike, Saturday, June 28th, from noon – 6pm. The free event is hosted by Youghtanund, a local, Inter-Tribal Native American Drum Group in conjunction with Henrico County Recreation and Parks. Pow Wow on the Landing will have traditional Native American dance and drum groups, local and from the east coast. The event will also have crafts for sale, cultural demonstrations and food. Organizers suggest to come early and carpool, the on site parking is limited. Grand Entry and Opening Ceremonies are at noon, Inter-Tribal Dancing and Exhibition Dances at 12:30pm, and the closing ceremony is at 5:45pm. The Emcee is Dennis W. Zotigh, the Museum Cultural Specialist at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. For more information about Pow Wow on the Landing visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com or call 804-270-2161.
K95 is taking CountryFest back to the country – in Meadow Event Park, Doswell, Saturday, June 28. The gates will open at 11am and the music starts at noon. Country Music fans are in for eight hours of music on two stages with country music recording artists Travis Tritt, Greg Bates, Sam Hunt, Lindsay Eli, Frankie Ballard and the Honky Tonk Heroes, voted Best Richmond Country Band in Style Weekly and the Alex Hilton Band. Although music is the highlight of CountryFest, the day long event includes bull riding, barrel racing and mutton bustin’, the CountryFest Playground with activities for children and adults, country-themed shopping, food and other activities. Music plays until 8pm, rodeo from 8 – 10pm. Tickets are $35 at the gate. Meadow Event Park is off I-95, Exit 98 in Doswell. For more details http://www.K95CountryFest.com or Facebook K95CountryFest.
Season Finale for Friday Cheers, June 27th, featuring opener Laura Veirs with headliner Neko Case on Brown’s Island, 6-10pm, tickets $10, http://www.venturerichmond.com or 804-788-6466.
Children’s Museum of Richmond, Summer Series Spider-Man & Friends, Saturday, June 28, 11am & 1:30pm, series free with admission; Thomas & Friends – July 12; RVA Sports Day – July 29. Win a Virginia 529 prePaid Tuition Contract, tickets are 1 for $45, 2 for $80, 5 for $180 and 10 tickets for $300, for details visit http://www.c-mor.org/ or call 804-474-7000.
Miss Hispanidad Virginia 2014 Beauty Pageant crowning event, Sunday, Jun e29, 3 pm- 7pm, at the Cultural Center of India, 6641 Ironbridge Parkway, Chester, special guests Miss Virginia USA and Miss Virginia Teen USA, live performances, food and more, adult tickets $10, free for children under 12, for details call 804-677-8000 or visit http://www.facebook/misshispanidadvirginia.
Legendary group The Manhattans featuring Gerard Alston and Blue Lovette performs in two shows Sunday, June 29, at the Hippodrome Theatre, 528 North 2nd Street, Jackson Ward. Gates open at 3pm, first show at 4pm; gates open at 7pm, 2nd show at 8pm, tickets at Plan 9 Records (both locations) and Barkeys Records, 18 East Broad Street.
HAIR the American Tribal Love Rock Musical, June 26 – July 19 at the Firehouse Theatre, for details visit http://www.firehousetheatre.org or call 804-355-2001.
FUTURE Events: 58th Festival of Arts at Dogwood Dell, July 1, Glenroy and Company, 8pm; Fourth of July Celebration 5:15; Plunky and Oneness, 8pm: for details visit http://www.richmondgov.com/parks/documents/BrochureDogwoodDell.pdf or call 804-646-3677 or 804-646-5733.
Gospel Jazz Fest @ Fairmount, Saturday, July 5th, 3pm – 7pm at 1920 Fairmount Avenue, presented by Bethlehem Baptist Church in corporation with Healthy “U” 7′ District Health and Wellness Initiative, suggested donation $5, no coolers or pets, details 804-643-3404.
Richmond International Raceway Amphitheater Concert Series, featuring The Band Perry – July 12; Darius Rucker – July 18 & Jennifer Nettles – August 15, details http://www.rir.com/Ticket-Info/Concerts.aspx.
Genworth 31st annual Celebrate Freedom Independence Day Concert with the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band, followed by a fireworks display, Thursday, July 3rd, 6:30pm; A special recognition of honored veterans and their families, to get to Genworth Interstate 63 East, to exit 183 “broad Street East” and left at the first traffic light, for more details visit http://www.genworth.com/concert or call 804-281-6699.