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Weekend Events: Que Pasa, Arts in the Park, Friday Cheers and more!

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Que PasaQue Pasa? Festival Of Virginia, Saturday, May 2nd, 11am – 7pm along the Canal Walk in Historic Downtown Richmond, free canal boat rides canal boats throughout the festival, food, entertainment featuring Ban Caribe, Bolivian Dancers and other live music, artisans and vendors, the event is free and open to the public, details visit

Arts in The Park Show and Sale in Byrd Park, May 2nd 11am – 6pm and May 3rd, 11am – 5pm. More than 450 artists from around the U.S. will display everything from fine art paintings to jewelry and weaving’s. Arts in the Park is recognized as one of the top art shows in the country and is an event people around the entire state of Virginia look forward to each year. FREE Parking and FREE Shuttles available at the City Stadium parking lot and handicap parking available at the park. For details visit

Friday Cheers season opens Friday, May 1st through June 26th, concerts are every Friday, 6pm to 9:30pm on Brown’s Island. Tickets are $5 to $10 depending on the show, children under 12 are free featuring Shakey Graves and Yarn, more details visit

Tickets on Sale Monday, May 4th, 10am for Paul McCartney’s 2015 Out There Tour at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, concert June 23rd. Ticket prices range from $29.50 – $250. Get details at  or (434) 243-4960, for ticketing questions call 1-888-JPJ-TIXS (888-575-8497)

First Fridays Art Walk Friday, 5:00-9:00pm A year-round art walk, featuring the shops, galleries, restaurants, food trucks and organizations in the Arts District of Richmond, details visit

Spirit of the Heart – Community Health Fair hosted by the Association of Black Cardiologists, Saturday, May 2nd, 10am – 4pm at The Greater Richmond Convention Center. Heart Disease is the #1 killer in the Richmond community.  The focus is on healthy living, reducing risk factors, exhibitors and health screenings. There will be Yoga with Enhance Your Health, Zumba with Karla Luster and Fit Outside the Box, “Hidden Sugars” Presentation by Martin’s Food Markets, Food Demonstration with tasty samples from Whole Foods Market and Edible Education, “In-Home Exercises” with Antoine Francisco King.

XL102’s Big Field Day at Richmond Raceway Complex Saturday,  May 2, 11:00am-8:00pm, Tickets are also available at all area Little Caesars and Fas Mart locations (+3.00 service fee) until close of business of Friday 5/1/15. General Admission Tickets will be sold at the gate and online day of show for $45.00.details

18th annual Asian American Celebration sponsored the Asian American Society of Central Virginia, featuring Asian Food & culinary arts, cultural exhibits, children’s parade, music and dance, Saturday, May 2, 11am – 7pm at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. The event is free and open to the public. For details visit or call 804-245-4974.

Pocahontas Live! will have concerts under the stars featuring national & local bands. Family friendly event at family friendly prices! Eric Paslay, Brothers Osborne & Chris Lane, New concert date: Sunday May 3rd, Gates will open at 5pm. (This is rescheduled from Friday May 1, 2015) General Admission: $16.50Adv/$20 Door, Gold Circle/Dance Pit: $35.50Adv/$40 Door, Pocahontas State Park – 10301 State Park Road
Chesterfield, 804 794 6700. More details visit

All you can eat at the Shriners Port and Music Festival, Saturday, May 2, 1-5pm, at the ACCA Shrine Center, 1712 Bellevue Avenue, Barbecue and music from KOS, Kings of Swing, $25 in advance, $35 at the gate, details call 804-264-0509.

Old Crow Medicine Show at Altria Theater
Sunday, 7:30pm.

Kevin Hart: What Now? Tour at Richmond Coliseum, Sunday, May 3rd, 7 :00pm.

FUTURE Events: 5th Annual Virginia Hops & Barley Festival
Sat., May 9, 1:00pm.

Museum District Mother’s Day House & Garden Tour Sunday, May 10, 1:00-6:00pm,  more details

Check out our May Festival Guide!

4th Annual Jazz Inside Out Fundraiser, Friday, May 29, 7-11pm, at The Westin Hotel & Courtyard, featuring two jazz bands, Doors Wide Open & G7Jazz, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, silent auction, tickets at or call 804-329-1374.

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