Free & Cheap Events June 11-13

FRIDAY

Upper East Side Big Band – Friday 8pm; Dogwood Dell, Byrd Park
Big Band sounds, OFFICIAL OPENING of Dogwood Dell Festival of the Arts

Friday Cheers – ($2) – Friday 6:30-9:30pm; Brown’s Island
Deer Tick with Former Champions

SATURDAY

st josephs italian fest

St Joseph’s Italian Festival – Saturday & Sunday 11am-8pm; St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 828 Buford Road, Bon Air
Come sample pizza, cannoli, pasta and an array of other authentic Italian food. Sip a glass of wine or cold beer as you listen to our professional, Richmond-area vocalists and musicians perform the “old favorites”. Browse our quality crafts and Italian-themed merchandise. Enjoy games and activities for kids of all ages. Cultural Displays and Church Tours will be available for those interested in learning more about Italian and Traditional Catholic Culture. (free admission)

Fulton Frog Festival – Saturday 11am-2pm; Powhatan Community Center, 5051 Northhampton Street, Fulton Hill
Celebration of a Frogs Life – Original live Frog Folk Songs by Norman Roscher of Dogs New Clothes on the hour, Original Frog Frotography by Frank Heller of the VA Science Museum on display. Tree frog tadpoles will be given away, with a $.50 suggested donation to benefit the NRC (Neighborhood Resource Center) for their Montessouri Pre-K program.

Colonial Downs Fan Appreciation Day – See this post for details

Imagine That (PG), part of Under the Stars Summer Family Film Series – Saturday 8:30pm; The Armour House & Gardens, 4001 Claredon Rd
For all ages. Grab your blanket and your family and come out to enjoy family flicks in the park. Experience the thrill of outdoor movies and fun! Concessions available for purchase. Information: Jeannie Murray, 501-5121. (free)

Elegba Folklore Society – Saturday 8:30pm; Dogwood Dell, Byrd Park
African Dance and music (Minds Wide Open)

SUNDAY

Italian Festival continues 11am-8pm

Kidz in da Biz (hip-hop, R & B) 3 pm and Richmond Boys Choir (choral music) 4 pm at Dogwood Dell Ha’Penny stage

Podium – Sunday 7:30pm; Dogwood Dell, Byrd Park
Spoken word, Richmond Public School students’ literary journal

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