May 5th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

2014 forest hill music in the park

2014 Music in the Park Concert Series Lineup:

Music in the Park Concert Series is all about fun, family, friends, and neighbors congregating one Sunday evening a month to picnic, recreate, relax, and enjoy great music!

Forest Hill Park, 4021 Forest Hill Ave

May 11th – Time 6-8: Fear of Music (Talking Heads tribute band)
June 8th – Time 6-8: Many Nights Ahead (Bluegrass)
July 13th – Time 6-8: L’il Ronnie and the Grand Dukes (Classic RVA Blues band)
Aug 10th – Time 6-8: Monk’s Playground (Straight Ahead jazz)
Sept 7th – Time 5-7: Paulo Franco (Alt-Country)
Oct 5th – Time 5-7: Loversville (Sultry,Twangy Classic Country)

Concert Series on Facebook

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May 1st, 2014 by RichmondBargains

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Starbucks – Half-off Frappuccinos from 3-5pm on May 1 through May 10

Sonic – Shakes are half-price after 8 p.m. all summer

Threads Consignment Sale – Canterbury Shopping Center, 10616 Patterson Ave.
Friday, May 2nd 9am-7pm
Saturday, May 3rd 8am-4pm
Sunday, May 4th 11am-4pm
Monday – Friday, May 5th – 9th 9am – 1pm AND 3pm – 7pm
50% Off Sale May 10th 8am-4pm

Arena Racing – Last race of the season this Saturday; print a “buy one, get one free” admission coupon

Colesville Nursery – Open House Sale. This annual event takes place Friday, May 2, from noon to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 3, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Enjoy 20 percent off everything in the nursery during this two-day event. Lunch refreshments will be served.

Sam’s Club – Spring Open House May 2-4 (no membership required to shop)

Great Wolf Lodge – 1- or 2-Night Stay for Up to Seven with Water-Park Passes and Resort Credit at Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg in Virginia starting at $209

Reminder: Free Comic Book Day is Saturday

Reminder: Free & Cheap RVA Weekend Events

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May 1st, 2014 by RichmondBargains

friday cheers schedule 2014

Friday Cheers is back at Brown’s Island this weekend. Tickets are $5 or $10 depending on the band:

“Celebrating its 30th season, Venture Richmond’s premier outdoor concert series, Friday Cheers, returns to Brown’s Island on May 2, with a stellar line-up of bands you won’t want to miss, at one of RVA’s most beautiful venues. Enjoy breakout bands, national acts and Richmond’s hometown talent. Children 12 and under are free.

There are three entry points to Brown’s Island, and payment will be taken at each. Cash, Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Debit and credit cards are only taken at two entry points: the pedestrian bridge at 5th and 7th streets. No pets are allowed. Produced by Venture Richmond. For more information, call (804) 788-6466.”

    2014 schedule

    May 2: Vintage Trouble and Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers ($10)
    May 9: Lord Huron with The Northerners ($10)
    May 23: RVA Music Night with Avers, Todd Herrington’s Things and The Green Boys ($5)
    May 30: J. Roddy Walston and the Business and Kopecky Family Band ($5)
    June 6: Futurebirds and Spirit Family Reunion ($5)
    June 13: Funky Meters with Mekong Xpress and The Get Fresh Horns ($10)
    June 20: Houndmouth and St. Paul and the Broken Bones ($5)
    June 27: Neko Case with Laura Veirs ($10)

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April 30th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

sounds of summer weston plantation hopewell

Free outdoor concerts every Sunday afternoon through June 8 at Weston Plantation in Hopewell:

    Pack a picnic, grab your lawn chairs and come join us as Historic Hopewell Foundation begins the 5th Sounds of Summer concert series on Sunday, May 4th at 4:00pm. Enjoy a spectacular view of the lower Appomattox from the beautiful grounds of Weston Plantation as the season begins with the music of Sports Bar Rock Star with Keith Horne. Keith Horne was a bass guitarist for Tanya Tucker, Trisha Yearwood and Waylon Jennings.

    Concert performances continue with the Ralph Jones Band on May 11th, Southern Tide on May 18th, and the Koinonia Jazz Experience on May 25th. A local favorite, Magnolia, will perform on June 1st and Heart of Country will give the final concert of the 2014 series on June 8th. All concerts begin at 4:00pm. at Weston Plantation.

    There is no admission charge for the concerts, which are funded by the Virginia Commission for the Arts’ Local Government Challenge Grant. Audience members are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets for seating and may wish to bring their own refreshments.

    HHFI’s unique gift ship, All Manor of Things, will be open during the concerts and filled with a wide array of merchandise. Come check out what’s new for summer.

    For directions to Weston Plantation, use MapQuest for 400 Weston Lane, Hopewell or call 458-4682. The 1789 plantation house overlooks the Appomattox River and is located off 21st Avenue near the Hopewell Marina.

    Founded in 1972 the Historic Hopewell Foundation Inc. (HHF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the interpretation of the history of the City of Hopewell through the preservation of its historic properties. Weston Plantation and the City Point Early History Museum are properties of the foundation. For information about all our activities and events, please call 804-458-4682 or see our Web site at

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April 22nd, 2014 by RichmondBargains

bow tie cinemas free movies

Movieland on Boulevard will show FREE kids movies on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10am this summer 2014

    The Croods – June 24 & 25
    Epic – July 1 & 2
    Walking with Dinosaurs – July 8 & 9
    Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – July 15 & 16
    Ice Age: Continental Drift – July 22 & 23
    Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel – July 29 & 30
    Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked – August 5 & 6
    Mr. Peabody & Sherman – August 12 & 13
    Rio 2 – August 19 & 20

1301 North Boulevard at
West Leigh St.

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April 22nd, 2014 by RichmondBargains

regal cheap kids movies

Thinking summer yet?

The Regal Cinemas 2014 Summer Movie Express screens family movies at 10am on Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings throughout the summer. Admission is $1:

Participating Richmond-area theaters all begin their schedule on June 17, 2014:
Regal Southpark Mall Stadium 16
Regal Virginia Center Stadium 20
Regal Commonwealth Center Stadium 20 & IMAX
Regal Westchester Commons Stadium 16
Regal Short Pump Stadium 14

      June 17/18-

Hotel Transylvania

      June 17/18 –

The Smurfs 2

      June 24/25 –

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

      June 24/25 –

The Pirates: Band of Misfits

      July 1/2 –

Arthur Christmas

      July 1/2 –

Despicable Me 2

      July 8/9 –


      July 8/9 –

Free Birds

      July 15/16 –

Adventures of TinTin

      July 15/16 –

Rise of the Guardians

      July 22/23 –

Kung Fu Panda 2

      July 22/23 –

Madagascar 3

      July 29/30 –

The Croods

      July 29/30 –


      August 5/6 –


      August 5/6 –

Walking with Dinosaurs

      August 12/13 –

Mr. Peabody & Sherman

      August 12/13 –

Rio 2

Also FREE kids movies at Bow Tie Cinemas on Boulevard

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July 15th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

wilton house

Wilton House Museum is holding Family Days on July 17 and August 21 from 1-3pm. The fee is $5.

School’s out for the summer, but there is still a place the young student in your home can learn and have a good time. Bring the family by for a tour of the historic house, geared for elementary and middle school aged children, followed by colonial games and activities. The best part is that this opportunity is offered at a reduced rate. Reserve your spot today. Advanced reservations are required.

Wilton House Museum
215 S. Wilton Rd.
Richmond, VA 23226
P: (804) 282-5936

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June 18th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

sonic first day of summer shake

Welcome summer on Thursday, June 20th, with half-price shakes at Sonic Drive-In all day.

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June 17th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

School’s out for the summer! Here’s a list of some of the ongoing free or almost free activities for families this summer:

What are your summer plans?

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June 10th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

richmond free movies

The City of Richmond Parks and Recreation will show free “Movies in the Park 2013” Friday nights during the summer. Bring your refreshments, blankets, and chairs and enjoy the movie! Activities at 8PM and movies begin at 8:30 (or when it gets dark). Refreshments will be available for sale.

    June 21: Byrd Park near Fountain Lake (600 S Boulevard) – Madagascar 3
    June 28: Blackwell (1450 Maury St) – Rise of the Guardians
    July 5: Broad Rock Sports Complex (4835 Old Warwick Rd) – Paranorman
    July 12: Jefferson Park (1921 Princess Anne Ave) – Hotel Transylvania
    July 19: Hotchkiss (701 E. Brookland Park Blvd) – The Amazing Spiderman
    July 26: Humphrey Calder (414 N Thompson St) – Brave
    August 2: Abner Clay Park (Leigh St & 200 W Clay St) – Cirque Du Soleil
    August 9: Battery Park (2803 Dupont Circle) – Jack the Giant Slayer
    August 16: Forest Hill Park (41st St and Forest Hill) – Oz the Great and Powerful

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