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May 2019

Patrons of the Arts Season Finale: Dancing Through the Decades with Bowen McCauley Dance Company

May 8 @ 7:30 pm
Weinstein JCC, 5403 Monument Avenue
Richmond,
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$15 – $30

Bowen McCauley Dance, Washington metro area’s premier contemporary dance company, will lead us in a celebration of Israel's 71 years of independence with this uplifting and lively dance performance, Dancing Through the Decades. This entertaining journey through time will highlight the iconic dance styles and fashions from the past. Get ready for a bopping, twirling ride through the past 50 years of music including everything from “Fiddler on the Roof” to a new twist on HIP HOP, with the inspiration…

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Hanover’s Sounds Festival

May 11 @ 3:00 pm
Pole Green Park, 8996 Pole Green Road
Mechanicsville,
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The Richmond Symphony is coming to Hanover with a variety of sounds throughout the evening. Join us under the Big Tent for some big fun at Hanover’s Sounds Festival. Celebrate a lovely evening of entertainment for the whole family to enjoy at this free event on Mother’s Day weekend, presented by Hanover County Parks and Recreation, Hanover County Public Schools and Richmond Symphony.

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United States Disabled Open

May 14 - May 16
Independence Golf Clu, 600 Founders Bridge Blvd
Midlothian,
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This tournament serves to provide an annual championship to golfers with all impairments and disabilities. Participants will come from around the world.

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NRBQ – R & B Was Never Like This Before

May 15 @ 8:00 pm
The Tin Pan, 8982 Quioccasin Rd.
Richmond, 23229 United States
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$25 – $30

“NRBQ” stands for New Rhythm and Blues Quartet. The band’s music, a rollicking blend of everything from stomping rockabilly to Beatles-influenced pop to Thelonious Monk-inspired jazz, has attracted fans as diverse as Elvis Costello, Penn & Teller, R.E.M., SpongeBob SquarePants, Ian McLagan, She & Him, Wilco, Widespread Panic, Nick Lowe, and indie-rock band Whitney. NRBQ songs have inspired cover versions by Bonnie Raitt, Los Lobos, Darlene Love, and Dave Edmunds, among many others. In addition, the group served as the…

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River City Magazine Night at The Wine Loft

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Wine Loft RVA, 4035 Whittall Way
Glen Allen, VA 23060
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Free

Would you like to meet some of the River City Magazine staff? Come meet the crew at River City Magazine Night at The Wine Loft RVA in Short Pump on Thursday, May 16 from 7 – 10pm. There will be live music from Kari Smith Music, bar specials, giveaways, and a chance to pick up your copy of the May / June issue of River City Magazine. We can’t wait to meet you!

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Something Rotten

May 17 - May 19
Altria Theater, 6 N. Laurel Street + Google Map
$33.50

SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “Broadway’s big, fat hit!” (New York Post). Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical.  With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is…

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Rockin’ on the River

May 17 - May 19
Brown’s Island, Tredegar & 5th Street
Richmond, 23219
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Free

Dominion Energy Riverrock, organized by Venture Richmond and the Sports Backers, is the nation's largest outdoor sports and music festival, bringing athletes, spectators, musicians, and even dogs to Brown’s Island for a three-day festival against the backdrop of downtown Richmond’s urban riverfront. The festival features a variety of outdoor sports including trail running, kayaking, biking, bouldering, slacklining, stand up paddleboarding, and dog jumping. See website for events and times.

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Here Comes the Beatles Tribute Band

May 17 @ 7:30 pm
Ashland Theatre, 205 England St.
Ashland,
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Britishmania,  "The World’s Best Beatles Tribute Band," presents a mind-blowing performance, replete with true-to-era attire. Britishmania recreates the Beatles revolution that changed the world.

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Eighties Greaties

May 17 @ 8:00 pm
The National Theater, 708 E. Broad
Richmond, VA
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$16

Remember the Eighties? Sure, we all do...but the Legwarmers don't just remember the Eighties - they relive them. It all started back in May 2001 when Gordon Gartrell and Cru Jones had just seen yet another cover band butcher the decade that they loved, so they decided to do something about it. They assembled a group and vowed to give the world's most hedonistic decade the tribute it deserved. Joined by Chet Reno, Lavaar Huxtable, Roxanne Rio, Capt. Morgan Pondo…

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Finger Lickin’ Festival

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gordonsville Volunteer Fire Company Fair Grounds, 301 E. Baker St.
Gordonsville,
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Gordonsville is famous for its fried chicken, which was served to railway  passengers stopping in town during the late 19th and early 20th centuries by local women carrying platters of the delicacy on their heads. Nationally-known at that time, Gordonsville's fried chicken earned the town the nickname of "chicken-leg center of the universe". To celebrate this special heritage, the Town of Gordonsville holds  its Famous Fried Chicken Festival. The event will feature a fried chicken and pie contest, wine garden,…

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A Little Bit Country…

May 18 @ 8:00 pm
The Tin Pan, 8982 Quioccasin Rd.
Richmond, 23229 United States
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$37.50 – $42.50

Suzy Bogguss' folk music roots show through in her frequent appearances on public radio’s A Prairie Home Companion, in the Grammy she earned for her work on "Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster", and in her critically acclaimed album and book project from 2011, "American Folk Songbook". Her latest effort is "Lucky,” a collection songs written by Merle Haggard and interpreted through Suzy’s crystal vocals from the female point of view. So yes, you can call her a country…

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Ellis Marsalis Trio LIVE at The Tin Pan (Dinner & Concert)

May 23 @ 8:00 pm
The Tin Pan, 8982 Quioccasin Rd.
Richmond, 23229 United States
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$40 – $45

ELLIS MARSALIS is regarded by many as the premier modern jazz pianist in New Orleans. Born on November 14, 1934, he began formal music studies at the Xavier University junior school of music at age eleven. After high school Marsalis enrolled in Dillard University (New Orleans) as a clarinet major. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music education in 1955. Marsalis spent the next year working as an assistant manager in his father’s motel business. The following…

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