Anthem Moonlight Ride, Seafood Splash, We Care Festival and more

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Anthem Moonlight Ride, in honor of the UCI Bike Race this year’s popular Anthem Moonlight Ride’s theme is Stars & Stripes. Put on your best patriotic costume and you could win a World Championships prize pack. The ride Full Moon (15-mile) and Half Moon (8-mile) course options begins and ends at Sports Backers Stadium, 100 Avenue of Champions with waves starting at 8pm.  Bikes are encouraged to be decorated with glow in the dark lights. For details visit Celebrate after the ride with pizza, ice cream, live music, and beer.

9th annual “We Care Festival” Sunday, August 23rd, 10am – 3pm at Hotchkiss Community Center, 701 East Brookland Park Boulevard. event includes health and wellness screenings, educational information, school supply  give-aways, basketball clinic, exhibits, food vendors and more. The event is free and open to the public, call 804-321-5115.  We Care Festival is sponsored by Fifth Street Baptist Church & Marks & Harrison, Anthem and others.

Panafest RVA, a celebration of African Theatrical Performing arts, music, dance and food, August 21 & 22 at Innsbrook Pavilion. Friday, doors open at 4pm, concert 7pm-10pm; Taste of Africa, Saturday, doors open at 10am, event from noon – 10pm, details visit

Panafest RVA has been cancelled.

Events in Hopewell & Petersburg – Legendary country music band Shenandoah with Original lead singer Marty Raybon performs Friday, August 21, at the Beacon Theatre in the heart of downtown Hopewell. Doors Open at 6:00 PM, Beacon Theatre, 401 North Main Street, Hopewell, (804) 794-6700.

Cockade City Motor Show in Old Towne Petersburg, cars, trucks, and motorcycles, live music, food, Saturday, August 22, 11am – 3pm. Raffle tickets 50-50 raffles –to support the Historic Petersburg Foundation! Vehicle registrations are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Free to spectators, Cruisers Collision & Restoration, 28 East Bank Street, Petersburg, (804) 732-2096,

An evening at the Science Museum for Science After Dark, Friday, August 21, from 5pm – 9pm. Enjoy bike valet parking at the museum, make a cloud in a bottle, play with chalk trail art or get competitive with CO2 racers. Test your luck with an Alka-Seltzer suit and dunk tank and fire H20 rockets with bike pumps! Pedal into The Dome for a special all-live Cosmic Expedition taking off at 6:30 pm, then stick around for a showing of The Wizard of Oz at 8 pm. Afterwards, stargaze through telescopes with the Richmond Astronomical Society. Free for members; $5 for member guests. Details visit

Richmond Music Lover’s Group presents A Hindustani Classical Music Program, A Sitar Concert by Surmani Anupama Bhagwat one of the most outstanding Sitarists of the current generation, a leading disciple of Pandit Bimalendu Mukherjee. She is a versatile performer and embodies the essence of the Imdadkhani Gharana, accompanied by a brilliant young tabla player Shri Mihir Kallianpur, who has accompanied such stalwarts as Ustad Shahid Parvez. He is a disciple of Ustad Shabbir Nisar of Hyderabad, the son of legendary Tabla Nawaz Shaik Dawood Khan Sahab. The concert is at 6:30 pm on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 1101 Forest Ave., Richmond. Mihir Kallianpur will also be conducting an Interactive Tabla Workshop on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 7:30 pm at the residence of Anand & Deepali Keskar. For more information call 804-339-8683 or 732-423-7563.

“We Stand Out Girls” Conference, “Be Inspired to Love” the 2015 theme, August 20th-22nd, at Mt. Gilead Full Gospel International Ministries, North Chesterfield. The three-day event will be full of fun activities including a talk show, fashion show, guest speakers, games, giveaways, and live hair and make-up demonstrations. Middle & High school girls meet Thursday and Friday, from 7pm to 9pm. Saturday, elementary school girls meet from 10am to 2pm. The conference is $10 for middle and high school girls, and $5 for elementary school girls. Register at: To find conference updates on social media, search #WeStandOut2015. For more information, contact Minister Amie Carter at: (804) 675-7600 ext. 109.or

RuPaul’s Drag Race Winner Violet Chachki headlines “Queens of the Night” Sunday, August 23rd, 8pm at Altria Theater, also features Pearl, BenDeLacreme, Jinkx Monsoon and Pandora Boxx, tickets $29 – $82 plus fees, details visit

Richmond Concert Band in 2015 Family concert, Sunday, August 23rd, 6pm at Agecroft Hall, 4305 Sulgrave Road, Windsor Farms, bring lawn chairs/blankets and picnics. Details visit

Hanover County Parks & Recs invites female and male youth, ages 6-15 for the NFL’s Punt, Pass and Kick competition, free event Friday, August 21, 6pm- 9pm at Courthouse Park, Multipurpose Field, 7232 Courtland Farm Road, Hanover. Details visit or call 804-365-7150.

Future Events

102nd Chesterfield County Fair, August 28 – September 5 at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, corner of Courthouse & Krause Roads, Fair schedule Monday – Friday 4-11pm, Saturdays 11am – 11pm, Sunday 1pm – 11pm. Grandstand shows August 29th, 8pm – Keith Henderson “Illusions of the King”; August 31st, 8pm –  Miss Chesterfield County Fair Pageant; September 1st, 7:30pm – GXW Pro Wrestling; September 5th, 8pm – Klaxton Brown Band. For details on the fair visit

Virginia Opera, The Official Opera Company of the Commonwealth of Virginia, is hosting its’ 3rd Annual Opera in the Park at Dogwood Dell Amphitheatre on Saturday, August 29, at 7:30pm. The Richmond Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Virginia Opera Principal Conductor and Artistic Director, Adam Turner will accompany the Opera. Dogwood Dell opens at 6:00pm and the concert begins at 7:30pm. For tickets and information visit or call 866-673-7282.

Great Hope Baptist Church Back to School Community Day, Saturday, August 29th, 10am – 2pm at Martin Luther King Middle School, 1000 Mosby Street, Richmond, music, vendors, exercise, for more information call 804-739-4865.

30th Anniversary of Innsbrook After Hours, featuring Boyz II Men, Thursday, August 27th, Jamey Johnson, September 9th, Hunter Hayes, September 17 & Willie Nelson & Family September 23rd. For more information visit or call 804-423-1779.

“In Gear” – Richmond Cycles at the Valentine Museum, a unique take on the history of cycling in Richmond from the 19th century to present day,  reception Thursday, August 27, 6 -8pm, 1015 East Cary Street, visit or call 804-649-0711.

The 9th Annual Pink Tie Gala Masquerade Ball presented by Bon Secours Cancer Institute, Saturday, October 17th, 7:30pm – 12:30am at the Greater Richmond Convention Center Ballroom. Silent Auction, live music, The Celebration of Life Dance Team, food, tickets $100, all tickets include free parking in the convention center parking deck at 3rd & Marshall. This is year’s Hosts Bill Bevins & Shelly Perkins of EAST 100.9. For more information visit

An Evening of Afro-Cuban Jazz, Richmond Jazz Society  features Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, Tuesday, September 8, two shoes at 7pm & 9pm, at Capital Ale House, Downtown Music Hall, 623 East Main Street, advance tickets $25, day of show $30, cash only.  Details visit or call 804-643-1972.