Weekend Events: Richmond Greek Festival, Ride for Kids, Rassawek Jubilee
60th Festival of the Arts at Dogwood Dell, Richmond Ballet, Friday & Saturday; Latin Ballet; June 10, Kings of Swing June 11; Susan Greenbaum, June 12. Call 804-646-Dell.
Richmond Greek Festival continues Friday & Saturday, 11am -10pm and Sunday 12pm – 7pm, at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 30 Malvern Avenue, Details visit http://www.greekfestival.com/.
3rd annual Deb Angstadt Wiffle Ball Tournament Friday and all day Saturday. The Tournament was created in 2014 to honor David Angstadt’s mother who passed away after a long fight with liver and colon cancer. an official Stand Up to Cancer event, and all proceeds and donations go toward Stand Up to Cancer. Games start at 3pm on Friday and at 10am Saturday. For details visit http://do.eifoundation.org/site/TR/SU2C/StandUpToCancer?px=2613345&pg=personal&fr_id=1200.
7th annual Relay For Life of Chesterfield – sixth and seventh grade students in the Center Based Gifted (CBG) program at Robious Middle School will participate in Relay for Life of Chesterfield on Saturday & Sunday. Students will continuously walk the quarter-mile track at James River High School for fourteen hours to raise funds in the fight against cancer. The Crusading Venturers team is more than halfway towards its goal of raising $35,000 for the American Cancer Society. Opening Ceremony kicks off the event at 4pm Saturday. A candlelight Luminaria Ceremony is scheduled for 9pm to honor people who lost their battle again cancer, currently have cancer or fought cancer in the past. Visit http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY16SA?pg=entry&fr_id=71130 for more information.
The Charles City Spiritual Ensemble 9th annual concert, featuring Dr. Ayaba Bey, a musical storyteller, Saturday 4pm, at Elam Baptist Church, 13060 The Glebe Lane, Charles City. For details call 804 829-9099.
June 4th & 5th
6th annual Rassawek Spring Jubilee at Rassawek Vineyard, celebrating local, handmade and homegrown. Saturday, 10am – 6pm, Sunday, 11am – 5pm, features ten wineries with valet wine check, over 25 artisans including pottery, handmade instruments, wood turners, basket-making, Steamroller Printmaking and plein air painters. Walk back in time and experience Battaeu Boats, Steamboats, Spinning, Hearth Cooking, small engine displays and special guest Covert Action, Secretariat’s grandson. Activities for kids, fishing, homemade ice cream, food and music on two stages. Bring lawn chairs or blankets, for more details visit http://rassawek.com/rassawek-spring-jubilee/welcome/.
Bike MS: Colonial Crossroads, from Richmond to Williamsburg to Smithfield Cyclists will enjoy the beautiful roads winding through the heart of Virginia passing historic sites and rustic farmlands. The first day concludes in Colonial Williamsburg, VA with the Smithfield and Richmond routes coming together to head into the finish line and enjoy a feast, massages, musical entertainment and an evening program. Day two begins with a hearty breakfast before cyclists head back to Smithfield/Richmond and their respective finish line. Details at http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR?fr_id=27059&pg=informational&sid=13242.
Ride for Kids is the longest-running and most successful motorcycle charity event in the country. The ride raises funds to help children with brain tumors, a top cause of cancer deaths in children and funds raised will benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. The foundation is located in Asheville, North Carolina with a small staff of folks and events are guided by the Foundation but is supported by volunteers and task force members. Richmond is one of 34 cities participating and riders of all makes and models of street-legal motorcycles can participate. Organizers say over 250 riders and 13 corvettes from the Corvette Club of Richmond participated in last year’s ride and are hoping to double the numbers this year. The event is Sunday, and takes place at the Richmond Times Dispatch Operations Center just off I-295 and Route 301, registration starts at 8:30am and the ride is at 10am. To register and donate visit http://www.curethekids.org/events/ride-for-kids/ or http://www.curethekids.org/events/ride-for-kids/full-event-list.html#.V09W4-RdDRc.
Broad Appetit, Sunday 11am-6pm, a sampling of more than 70 of Richmond’s top restaurants signature dishes, samples $3, Virginia beer and wines and music all day, on Broad Street between Henry and Adams. Free admission. For details visit http://www.broadappetit.com/.
SPARC – Live Art Blue concert, Sunday 5pm at The Altria Theatre featuring Three-time Grammy Award-winner Keb Mo, Phil Wiggins, Desiree Roots, Steve Bassett, Chris Stills, students and many more. For tickets visit sparconline.org/tickets, altriatheater.com or 800-514-3849.
Weston Plantation’s Sounds of Summer, Concerts on the Appomattox, Sunday and June 12 at Weston Plantation, 400 Weston Lane, Hopewell. Details call 804-458-4682.
Virginia Opera Battersea Foundation presents Arias and Duets form favorites Operas and Broadway Musicals, Sunday, gates open 4pm, performance at 5:30pm on the Lawn. Beer, wine, sodas, ice cream available for purchase. Bring lawn chairs or blankets, for details visit www.batterseafound.org or call 804-732-9882.
Future Events: Concerts at The Beacon Theatre – The Commodores will play Festival Park, just behind The Beacon, Saturday July 2nd to celebrate Hopewell’s 100th Birthday. Tickets on sale Friday, June 3rd at 10am at http://thebeacontheatreva.com/shows-2/. On sale now, Tanya Tucker Friday, September 23rd and Phil Vassar Friday October 14th. More details at http://thebeacontheatreva.com/.
Innsbrook After Hours, Wednesday, June 8th, Nathaniel Ratliff & The Night Sweats, for details visit http://innsbrookafterhours.com/richmond-concert-schedule/.