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)
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
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
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.”
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)
Free outdoor concerts every Sunday afternoon through June 8 at Weston Plantation in Hopewell:
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 www.historichopewell.org.
Movieland on Boulevard will show FREE kids movies on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10am this summer 2014
1301 North Boulevard at
West Leigh St.
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
The Smurfs 2
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
The Pirates: Band of Misfits
Despicable Me 2
Adventures of TinTin
Rise of the Guardians
Kung Fu Panda 2
Walking with Dinosaurs
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
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
Welcome summer on Thursday, June 20th, with half-price shakes at Sonic Drive-In all day.
School’s out for the summer! Here’s a list of some of the ongoing free or almost free activities for families this summer:
Library summer reading programs
What are your summer plans?
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.