Weekend Events: Anthem Moonlight Ride, Eagle Classic Tournament & Latin Jazz
5th Annual Anthem Moonlight Ride Saturday, August 16. The ride features a “full moon” 17 mile, and the “Half Moon” – 8 mile courses, free of automobile traffic. The un-timed, family friendly ride takes you through Lakeside, Bryan Park and the near West End and prizes will be awarded for best costume and tackiest lights. You can register Friday, August 15 at packet pick up 4 -7pm and Saturday 6pm at Sportsbackers Stadium behind the Diamond. Adult registration is $40 and youth $20. Vendor Village opens at 6pm, Rides begins at 8pm in waves at 8pm, and Agee’s Post Ride Party at 9pm. Riders are required to have a helmet and a front white light, Sportsbackers will provide a back light. Details at http://www.sportsbackers.org.
Eagle Classic Tournament continues through Sunday, Saturday, 7:30am – Second Round of Tournament; Sunday, 7:30am – Championship Round, Awards Ceremony & Trophy Presentation & 9:30am “Military Appreciation Day”, complimentary admission for all active military at Richmond Country Club, 12950 Patterson Avenue, details http://www.eagleclassicva.com or call 804-784-5272.
At Maymont – An Evening with Old Crow Medicine Show Sunday, August 17th, 5:30 – 9:30pm at advance tickets $32.50 day of $39, children 10 and under permitted with a paying adult. Thursday, August 21st, 5:30pm – 9:30pm, Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, benefiting VCU Massey Cancer Center, both event held on the Carriage House Lawn, tickets $35 standing, $65 seated http://www.maymont.org/calendar or call 804-358-7166 ext. 310.
24th Annual Down Home Family Reunion, Saturday’s free festival is in Abner Clay Park , Belvidere & West Leigh Streets (at I-95 & exit 76B Interchange) features Headliners Ray, Goodman & Brown, African Dance & The Oral Tradition with Elegba Folklore Society, Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-Chas, Proverbs Reggae Band, and returning Emcee J. Ron Fleming. New this year the VIP Gold Circle up close and personal, complementary food and beverage and private meet and greet with Ray, Goodman & Brown, tickets are $35 or $65 for 2, for more details on the festival visit http://www.efsinc.org or call 804-644-3900.
7th Annual Latin Jazz and Salsa Festival at Dogwood Dell Amphitheater, Saturday, August 16, 3 pm – 8pm. Features Grammy Winner Marlow Lasado, a tribute to El Sonero Mayor by Ismael Rivera Jr., and dance performances by Latin Vintage and Salsa With Boris. Sponsored by Sweet Luis Hidalgo & The Latin Jazz & Salsa Show heard on WCLM – 1450 AM Fridays 6pm – 10pm, details on Facebook The 7th Annual Latin Jazz and Salsa Festival.
RVA Brew-B-Q, Sunday, August 17th, 17th Street Farmer’s Market, featuring Virginia Craft Breweries, Center of the Universe, Devils Backbone, Hardywood, Starr Hill Midnight, Legend, Strangeways, Rusty Beaver and others and BBQ from some of the area’s best restaurants including Halligan’s, Deep Run Roadhouse, Buz & Ned’s Arcadia, Piedmont Smokehouse and others. Free admission, but beer and food sold separately, music Andy Vaughn & the Driveline & others. There will be free and secure bike valet services, details on Facebook – 3rd Annual RVA BrewBQ Festival.
Heavy Metal band Gwar pays tribute to their late lead singer Dave Brockie with Gwar-B-Q , continues Saturday, August 16, 10am – 7pm with two stages with Gwar performing, and the Misfits and others, tickets $45, Hadad’s Lake, 7900 Osbourne Turnpike, details visit http://www.gwarbq.com.
“No Longer Waiting to Exhale” Conference for Women Only, Saturday, August 16, 4pm, at The Henrico Theatre, 305 East Nine Mile Road, Highland Springs. Featuring Nutritionist Alice Freeman, Comedian Micah White, Danja Mowf, and others and Keynote speaker Enrique Pascal. advance $20, day of $25, VIP $50, for details visitwww.facebook.com/arealmanlooklike or http://www.enriquepascal.com.
Richmond Elite Basketball’s Back to School event Saturday from 1:00 – 5:00 at U-Turn Sports Performance Academy. Back packs, free back to school hair cuts, girls dance workshop, bouncy house, vendors, games and a great 3 on 3 basketball tournament and a blood drive with the Virginia Blood Bank Visit our website at http://www.richmondelitebasketball.com/ or Facebook for more information.
Servie Dogs by Warren Retrivers & Kamryns Kure Gospel Fundraiser, Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers is a non-profit organization, Kamryns Kure Gospel Fundraiser, featuring By Micah bam-bamm White and others, Sunday, August 17, 4pm- 7pm, at Speakeasy Lounge 526 N 2nd Street, Richmond, Come enjoy an evening of great gospel music, laughs, and some raffles as we raise money for Service Dogs and Kamryn’s Kure with RVA has Talent. We are committed to helping people in need of these great dogs. Details http://comedianmicahwhite.ticketleap.com/service-dogs-by-warren-retrivers-gospel-fundraiser/.