June Plan Ahead: Your Richmond events calendar

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Happy June, Richmond. ☀️ Summer is in session, the James is calling, and the weather is a rollercoaster. With all that excitement, you’re probably looking for fun local events to attend. Read on for all the top events happening this month in the River City.

All month long

Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters and France | Every day | All day | VMFA | $10+ non-members, members free | Survey 100+ works by students at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. 

Tsherin Sherpa: Spirits | Every day | All day | VMFA | $8+ non-members, members free | Paintings and sculptures by the Nepalese-born Tibetan artist. 

Landscapes and Architecture: Japanese Woodblock Prints by Kawase Hasui | Every day | All day | VMFA | Free | Head to the Works on Paper Gallery to see 14 prints dating back to the early 20th century. 

Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste: Set It Off | Closes June 19 | All day | Institute for Contemporary Art and 1708 Gallery | Free | This multi-site exhibition features large-scale sonic installations. 

Sila Chanto and Belkis Ramírez: Aquí me quedo/Here I Stay | Closes June 19 | All day | Institute for Contemporary Art | Free | The exhibit puts the work of two legendary printmakers in conversation.  

Gideon Appah: Forgotten, Nudes, Landscapes | Closes June 19 | All day | Institute for Contemporary Art | Free | The artist’s dreams merge with Ghanaian popular culture in this exhibition of paintings. 

M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE! | Every day | All day | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | $14+, members free | Learn about the pretty pollinators from across the world at the Conservatory. 🦋

David Rogers’ Big Bugs | Every day | All day | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | $14+, members free | See larger-than-life statues of pollinators around the Garden. 🐝

Your Humble Petitioner: Legislative Petitions Gave Voice to Virginians | Every day | All day | Library of Virginia, 800 E. Broad St. | Free | The exhibit highlights historical petitions from Virginians to provide a glimpse into 18th and 19th century life. 🗳

Dominion Energy Jazz Concert Series | Every Thursday | 6-9 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Tune into the VMFA’s YouTube channel for an eclectic mix of jazz performers. 🎷

“Bonnie and Claire” | Through June 12 | Times vary | Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd. | $48+ | Two sisters reunite after 40 years apart in this production from Virginia Repertory Theatre. 🎭

Open Mic Night | Every Wednesday | 6 p.m. | Main Line Brewery, 1603 Ownby Ln. | Free | Beginners + seasoned musicians can step up to the mic. 🎶 

Isley Open Mic Night | Every Thursday | 6:30 p.m. | Isley Brewing Company, 1715 Summit Ave. | Free, RSVP | Listen to others take the stage or grab the mic and show off your own singing skills. 

Hump Day HaHas | Every Wednesday | 6:30 p.m. | Isley Brewing Company, 1715 Summit Ave. | Free | Watch local comedians or try out your own material. 🎤

Sticky Rice Karaoke Night | Every Tuesday | 10:30 p.m. | Sticky Rice, 2232 W Main St. | Free entry | Live out your singing dreams + enjoy beer and drink specials all night long. 

Karaoke Night | Every Thursday | 7 p.m. | Boil Bay Cajun Seafood and Bar, 8161 Brook Rd. | Free, RSVP | Sing your heart out with fellow Richmonders. 

Trivia Knight | Every Thursday | 7 p.m. | Castleburg Brewery and Taproom, 1626 Ownby Ln. | Free | Pro tip: You can get a prize for best team name, so get creative. 🧠

Isley Trivia Night | Every Tuesday | 7:30 p.m. | Isley Brewing Company, 1715 Summit Ave. | Free | Enjoy happy hour prices on different beers for each round of play. 🍺

Wednesday Trivia Night | Every Wednesday | 7 p.m. | Tabol Brewing, 704 Dawn St. | Free entry | Each week offers different themes and topics for all kinds of trivia types.

Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night | Every Thursday | 7 p.m. | Väsen Brewing Co., 3331 Moore St. | Free | The top two teams leave with a $20 Väsen gift card. 🧠

YOGA-WINE-DOWN | Every Monday | 6 p.m. | Gallery5, 200 W. Marshall St. | $20+ | Bring your yoga mat for this all-levels, slow flow class.

Track Starr Run Club | Every Tuesday | 6:30 p.m. | Starr Hill Beer Hall & Rooftop, 3406 W. Leigh St. | Free | Pull on your trainers and get in a 5k run before having a Happy Hour pint at Starr Hill.

Väsen + Peak Experiences Climbing Club | Every Sunday | 4-6 p.m. | Peak Experiences Indoor Rock Climbing Center, 1375 Overbrook Rd. | Prices vary | Discounts on climbing passes for non-members + members climb free. 

RVA Bachata Sundays | Every Sunday | 4-8 p.m. | Isley Brewing Company, 1715 Summit Ave. | $5+ | This night of dancing starts with a quick salsa class before the music starts at 4:30 p.m. 💃

One More Stitch | Every Monday | 1-3:30 p.m. | RPL West End Branch, 5420 Patterson Ave. | Free | Meet up with other fiber art enthusiasts of all skill levels at the library. 🧶

Community Yoga | Every Tuesday | 6 p.m. | Maymont Farm | Free | Pro tip: Bring your own mat to this outdoor class. 🧘‍♂️

Tai Chi | Every Saturday | 10 a.m. | Maymont North Lawn | Free | Instructor Wilson Pitts has taught this free class for 40 years. 🍃

Meet the Museum Highlight Tours | Every Saturday | 11:30 a.m. | VMHC | $5+ | Join museum educators as they discuss the new exhibits now on display at the VHMC.

Wed., June 1 – Sun., June 5

Wednesday, June 1

Wallows | Wed., June 1 | 7:30 p.m. | The National | $33+ | The alt-rock group stops by Richmond on the “Tell Me That It’s Over” tour. 🎶

Live at The Branch with Susan Greenbaum | Wed., Jun. 1 | 6:00 pm | The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Ave | $70+ | Purchase a table for two or four to see this intimate concert with a Richmond favorite. 

Daniel Romano’s Outfit | Wed., June 1 | 7 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 623 E. Main St. | $15 | Rustic folk out of Canada with Carson McHone. 🎶

Thank You Scientist | Wed., June 1 | 7 p.m. | The Canal Club, 1545 E. Cary St. | $20+ | A night of New Jersey prog-rock supported by Strawberry Girls and Art Thief. 🎶

The Oasis: A High Noon Summer Concert Series | Wed., June 1 | 12 p.m. | The Valentine, 1015 E. Clay St. | Free | Enjoy a free concert in the garden + a free preview of a new exhibition at the museum.

“My Fair Lady” | Wed., June 1-Sun., June 5 | Times vary | Altria Theater | $40+ | Wouldn’t it be loverly to catch this classic musical at the Altria?

“Thor: Ragnarok” | Wed., June 1 | 7 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $8 | Superhero Summer starts with this intergalactic romp. ⚡️

Midweek Matinees: “Nightmare Alley” | Wed., June 1 | 2 p.m. | RPL West End Branch, 5420 Patterson Ave. | Free | Snacks will be provided at this screening of Guillermo del Toro’s 2021 thriller. 🍿

Lunch Break Science | Wed., June 1 | 12 p.m. | Science Museum of Virginia | Free | Learn about the emergence of Lyme disease in VA at the Barbara Thalhimer Theater. 

RVAgreen 2050 East End Office Hours | Wed., June 1 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Chimborazo Park | Free | Learn about the Climate Equity Action Plan 2030 with environmental leaders.

Lobster Roll Pop-Up | Wed., June 1 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Hardywood West Creek, 820 Sanctuary Trail Dr. | $28+ | Buy a lobster roll ahead of time + eat it with a cold pint of Hardywood lager. 

Kickers vs. Chattanooga Red Wolves SC | Wed., June 1 | 6:30 p.m. | City Stadium | $10+ | The Roos take on the Red Wolves for Carytown Community Night. ⚽️

Thursday, June 2

Flowers After 5 | Thurs., June 2 | 5-9 p.m. | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | $8+, members free | Enjoy modern rock in the gardens with Brass in Pocket, a The Pretenders cover band. 🌸

“Rocky” | Thurs., June 2 | 7 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $8 | No training montage is necessary to prepare to see this classic on the big screen. 🥊

Garden to Glass: Spring Shrubs | Thurs., June 2 | 6 p.m. | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | $56+ | Enjoy seasonal hors d’oeuvres as local mixologist Beth Dixon teaches you to prepare two spring shrubs. 🍓

VMHC Lecture Series | Thurs., June 2 | 12 p.m. | VMHC | $10, members free | Author Nancy Sheppard discusses her book “Lost Attractions: The Parks and Places that Built Hampton Roads,” in a talk which will also be streamed on Facebook.

Gamelan Raga Kusuma | Thurs., June 2 | 7:30 p.m. | Firehouse Theatre, 1609 W. Broad St. | $8+ | The community ensemble will play new + traditional music.

Lord Nelson | Thurs., June 2 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, 2410 Ownby Ln. | A toe-tappin’ good time with the Blue Ridge rocker. 🍻 

Bike Ride and BBQ | Thurs., June 2 | 6-8 p.m. | Parque Chevere, 3115 Wharf St. | Free | Join RVAgreen 2050 for a ride along the Capital Trail to learn about the city’s sustainability plan. 🚲

Pups & Pints | Thurs., June 2 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Ellwood Thompson’s, 4 N. Thompson St. | Free | Bring your pup for a raffle and activities benefitting Richmond Animal League at this event with Väsen Brewing Co. 🐶

Friday, June 3

The Legwarmers | Fri., June 3 | 8 p.m. | The National | $19+ | The ultimate 1980s tribute band returns for a rockin’ show. 🎶

Nonamis Entertainment Presents: UnoTheActivist | Fri., June 3 | 8 p.m. | The Broadberry | $35+ | Experimental rap out of Atlanta. 

The Emo Band | Fri., June 3 | 10 p.m. | The Canal Club, 1545 E. Cary St. | $15+ | Be a pop-punk star at this karaoke night supported by a live band. 🎶

Sons of Zebedee | Fri., June 3 | 7 p.m. | Main Line Brewery, 1603 Ownby Ln. | Free | Enjoy your classic rock favorites + Smokie Joe’s BBQ food truck. 🎶

RVA First Fridays | Fri., June 3 | 5-9 p.m. | Arts District | Free entry | Explore galleries + shops along Broad Street.

Manchester Manifest First Fridays | Fri., June 3 | 5 p.m.-12 a.m. | Hull Street from 12th-14th Streets | Free entry | Shop local vendors + enjoy live music and food at this Southside celebration.

Pride at the Market | Fri., June 3 | 7-11 p.m. | 17th Street Market | $10 | Divas, DJs + dancing. 🌈

Test Pattern 03: Moor Mother | Fri., June 3 | 7 p.m. | Institute for Contemporary Art | Free | A live musical performance featuring local musician Ohbliv. 

Free Parking Art Show | Fri., June 3 | 5 p.m. | Gallery5, 200 W. Marshall St. | Free | Explore our relationship with parking through the eyes of local artists + listen to live music from Sweet Potatoes, E 33rd, and Dhemo. 

Science After Dark: Ocean Odyssey | Fri., June 3 | 5-8 p.m. | Science Museum of Virginia | $16, members free | Get involved in a night of ocean-inspired activities to coincide with “Planet Shark: Predator of Prey.” 🦈

African American Research at the Library of Virginia: Genealogy to 1870 | Fri., June 3 | 9:30 a.m. | Library of Virginia, 800 E. Broad St. | $20+ | Learn about the Virginia Untold Project and methods for African American genealogy up to the Civil War.

Saturday, June 4

Jacob Paul Allen & The Flood with Ian Blackwood Trio | Sat., June 4 | 6 p.m. | Starr Hill Beer Hall & Rooftop, 3406 W. Leigh St. | Free | Join the Virginia native musicians for folk tunes and food by 1115 Mobile Kitchen. 🪕

Woodland Heights Community Yard Sale | Sat., June 4 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Woodland Heights Neighborhood | Free entry | Find treasures at this neighborhood-wide sale. 🛍

PRIDE of Carytown | Sat., June 4 | All day | Carytown | Free entry | A day of inclusive events, including a rainbow waffle brunch, walking parade + Dress to Impress contest. 🌈

“The Mitchells vs. the Machines” | Sat., June 4 | 10 a.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $5 | Gather the fam to see the animated adventure on the big screen as part of Pride of Carytown. 🍿

Stories at the Museum | Sat., June 4 | 10:30 a.m. | VMHC | $5+ | Read the story of Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross + make a craft. 📚

Summer Reading Kickoff | Sat., June 4 | 12 p.m. | RPL East End Branch, 1200 N. 25th St. | Free | Get a jumpstart on the “Oceans of Possibilities” summer reading theme with a screening of “Finding Nemo.” 🐠

River City Connections | Sat., June 4 | 12-4 p.m. | RPL Main Branch Library Park, 101 E. Franklin St. | Free | Come for a mix of poetry, music, live art + dance.  

Wilderun | Sat., June 4 | 7 p.m. | The Canal Club, 1545 E. Cary St. | $12+ | The Boston band will play progressive folk-metal. 🎶

History Unfolded: U.S. Newspapers and the Holocaust | Sat., June 4 | 12-2 p.m. | Library of Virginia, 800 E. Broad St. | Free, RSVP | Volunteer to uncover the extent of what Virginians knew about WWII as it happened.

Kickers vs. South Georgia Tormenta FC | Sat., June 4 | 6:30 p.m. | City Stadium | $10+ | Pups are welcome at the Dog Days of Summer game. ⚽️

Sunday, June 5

Mako Music | Sun., June 5 | 4 p.m. | The Broadberry | $10 | Get your evening started with hip hop from this LA DJ. 🎶

“Singin’ in the Rain” | Sun., June 5 | 2 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $8 | What a glorious feeling seeing this musical starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds. ☔️

Drag Brunch | Sun., June 5 | 12 p.m. | Starr Hill Beer Hall and Rooftop, 3406 W. Leigh St. | Free entry | Shake off the Sunday Scaries with brunch and a drag show hosted by Michelle Livigne and Wette Midler. 💃

Celebrate LGBTQ+ Youth | Sun., June 5 | 1-3 p.m. | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | $8+ | Enjoy performances from local drag queens and SPARC’s Youth and Touring Ensembles. 🏳️‍🌈

Mon., June 6 – Sun., June 12

Monday, June 6

“Port Authority” | Mon., June 6 | 7 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | Free | Pro tip: There’s a $10 suggestion donation for the MonGays queer film series. 🏳️‍🌈

Get Lit Lunch & Learn | Mon., June 6 | 12 p.m. | RPL Main Branch, 101 E. Franklin St. | Free | RPL’s literacy initiative will host local children’s book author Dr. Kimberly A. Matthews.  

Tuesday, June 7

beabadoobee | Tues., June 7 | 7:30 p.m. | The National | $23+ | Space rock with the Filipino-British singer-songwriter. 🎶

The Bones of J.R. Jones | Tues., June 7 | 7 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 623 E. Main St. | $15 | New York folk with Last Real Circus. 🎶

Flying Squirrels vs. Erie SeaWolves | Tues., June 7 | 6:35 p.m. | The Diamond | $10+ | The first 1,000 fans to The Diamond will receive free trucker hats during the special Trucker Salute.⚾

Seasonal Garden Tour | Tues., June 7 | 10 a.m. | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | $20, members free | Waltz among the flowers on this guided tour. 🌷

From the Archives: Comics on the Battlefield | Tues., June 7 | 2 p.m. | Virtual | Free, RSVP | Join Virginia War Memorial Archivist Steph Haeg for an exploration of how veterans have shaped comic books.

“Voices of the Village” Book Club | Tues., June 7 | 6 p.m. | RPL Main Branch, 101 E. Franklin St. | Free | Gary Flowers leads a group discussion on books related to African American history + current events. 📚

Learn to Lead Like a Pro | Tues., June 7 | 7 p.m. | Virtual | Free, RSVP | Coach Matthew Raidbard will lead a talk for athletic coaches at this RPL program. 📢

Richmond International Film Festival | Tues., June 7-Sun., June 12 | Hours vary | $10+ | Explore 150+ films and movie events across the city, with guests coming from all over the globe.

Wednesday, June 8

Still Woozy | Wed., June 8 | 7:30 p.m. | The National | $38+ | The Oakland-born singer-songwriter is on his “If This Isn’t Nice” tour. 🎶

Destroy Boys | Wed., June 8 | 6 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 623 E. Main St. | $17 | The punk rockers will take the stage with Scowl + Destructo Disk. 🎶

The Oasis: A High Noon Summer Concert Series | Wed., June 8 | 12 p.m. | The Valentine, 1015 E. Clay St. | Free | Enjoy a free concert in the garden + a free preview of a new exhibition at the museum. 

Flying Squirrels vs. Erie SeaWolves | Wed., June 8 | 6:35 | The Diamond | $10+ | Bring your pup for both Dress Like Your Dog Day and $5 glasses of wine during Wine & K-9s. ⚾

Making History with LVA | Wed., June 8 | Online | Free, RSVP | Help the Library of Virginia reveal the Commonwealth’s history.

Literary Virginia Book Group | Wed., June 8 | 6 p.m. | Online | Free, RSVP | The group will discuss “The House in the Cerulean Sea” by TJ Klune. 📖

The Business and Legal Fundamentals of Today’s Music Industry | Wed., June 8 | 5:30-8 p.m. | In Your Ear Studios, 1813 E. Broad St. | Free, RSVP | Entertainment execs Bernard Porter + Kirk T. Schroeder will talk about what it takes to succeed in today’s music marketplace. 

Thursday, June 9

Maggie Rose | Thurs., June 9 | 7 p.m. | The Broadberry | $15+ | Blues rock with local favorites Erin & the Wildfire. 🎶

Shockoe Sessions Live | Thurs., June 9 | 8:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | In Your Ear Studios + the Richmond International Film Festival present a free livestream concert by Stone & Snow and Perfect Mark. 🎶

Flying Squirrels vs. Erie SeaWolves | Thurs., June 9 | 6: 35 p.m. | The Diamond | $10+ | Diamond Down Under Day means a celebration of all things Australia. ⚾

Fidos After 5 | Thurs., June 9 | 5-9 p.m. | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | $8+, members free | Grab your pup and listen to live music by The Atkinsons. 🐶

Guster and The Wood Brothers | Thurs., June 9 | 5:30 p.m. | Maymont Carriage House | $38+ | Kids under 10 get in free to this outdoor concert.  🎶

A Conversation with Warren Eugene Milteer Jr. | Thurs., June 9 | 6 p.m. | Library of Virginia, 800 E. Broad St. | Free | Join the historian for a talk about his new book., “Beyond Slavery’s Shadow.” 📚

Drag Bingo with Michelle Livigne | Thurs., June 9 | 6-8 p.m. | Hardywood Richmond, 2410 Ownby Ln. | Free entry | B4 you win big, grab a 20% off pizza special with your Richmond Lager.

Friday, June 10

Helmet | Fri., June 10 | 7 p.m. | The Broadberry | $25 | A night of alt-metal. 🎶

Rivers of Nihil, 3:33, Black Matter Device | Fri., June 10 | 7 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 623 E. Main St. | $15 | Rock out with this tech metal + punk lineup. 

Stand Atlantic | Fri., June 10 | 6 p.m. | The Canal Club, 1545 E. Cary St. | $20+ | Join the Australian rock band on their North American “F.E.A.R.” tour. 🎶

Rachel Leyco | Fri., June 10 | 7:30 p.m. | Starr Hill Beer Hall and Rooftop, 3406 W. Leigh St. | Free | Enjoy the local musician’s soulful tunes and munch on Auntie Ning’s. 🍺

Tyler Meacham Vinyl Release Party | Fri., June 10 | 7-11 p.m. | Gallery5, 200 W. Marshall St. | $8+ | Celebrate new music with the local artist + Dead Billionaires and Anna Leonard. 🎶

Fred Armisen: Comedy For Musicians But Everyone Is Welcome | Fri., June 10 | 8 p.m. | The comedian will be joined by Def Rain. 

Hippie Happy Hour Presents: Dan & the Fam | Fri., June 10 | 4 p.m. | Main Line Brewery, 1603 Ownby Ln. | Free entry | Space-funk mixed with dance music complemented by a Shakedown Eats Food Truck. 🎶

…and drive (far away): Performance by Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste | Fri., June 10 | 8:30 p.m. | 401 W. Broad St. | Free | Join the ICA + 1708 Gallery for this outdoor performance by the artist behind “Set It Off.”  

Flying Squirrels v. Erie SeaWolves | Fri., June 10 | 6:35 p.m. | The Diamond | $10+ | It’ll be a fun-packed game with Girl Scout Night, Funnville Happy Hour, and Ardillas Voladoras Youth Pillow Case Giveaway. ⚾

Who’s Awake? A Family Night Hike | Fri., June 10 | 7:30 p.m. | Maymont Farm | $16+ | Explore the grounds and learn about nocturnal animals such as owls and frogs. 🦉

Saturday, June 11

Post RVA Fest | Sat., June 11 | 4 p.m. | The Broadberry | $12 | Takyon, Closet Space, Youth League, Hot Spit, Blunt, Colin Phils, Fight Cloud + Night Idea will take the stage. 🎶

The Flops | Sat., June 11 | 7 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 623 E. Main St. | $10 | Psychedelic indie rock with Mostly Outta Line + Los M. 🎶

Jays Aston’s Gene Loves Jezebel, Bootblacks, Rosegarden Funeral Party | Sat., June 11 | 8 p.m. | Fallout, 117 N. 18th St. | $20 | Pro tip: Membership is not required for live music events at Fallout. 🎶

Flying Squirrels vs. Erie SeaWolves | Sat., June 11 | 6:05 p.m. | The Diamond | $10+ | Stick around for In-Your-Face Fireworks and an auction of the team’s special Rocket Squirrel Jerseys. ⚾

AACA Richmond Collector Car Show and Swap Meet | Sat., June 11 | 8 a.m.-3 p.m. | St. Joseph’s Villa, 8000 Brook Rd. | $10 | A presentation on sports cars, rides in vintage vehicles, and food + drink will all be a part of the festivities. 🏁

Herbalism 101 | Sat., June 11 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | $43+ | Formulate an herbal healing salve at this interactive lecture by Nitika Achalam. 🌿

Neighborhood Nature Walk | Sat., June 11 | 10:30 a.m. | VMHC | $8+ | Take a walk around the block to learn about VA natural history around the museum.

Richmond Kickers vs. Charlotte Independence | Sat., June 11 | 6:30 p.m. | City Stadium | $10+ | The first 500 fans to arrive will receive a Kickers camo hat for Military Appreciation Night. ⚽️

¿Que Pasa? Festival | Sat., June 11 | 11 a.m.-9 p.m. | Canal Walk, S. 12th St + Virginia St. | Free entry | Enjoy the sights, sounds, dances + food the Latinx community brings to the River City.

Hammers and Ales | Sat., June 11 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Brown’s Island | Free admission | Help support Richmond’s parks by building benches, tables + trash huts while listening to live music + Väsen beer.

Blackberry Jam | Sat., June 11 | 12-10 p.m. | Hardywood West Creek, 820 Sanctuary Trail | Free entry | Jam out with five local bands, eat at five local food trucks + try Hardywood’s newest release, Virginia Blackberry.

Sunday, June 12

TWRP | Sun., June 12 | 7 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 623 E. Main St. | $25+ | The rock band formerly known as Tupper Ware Remix Party plays with Rich Aucoin. 🎶

Flying Squirrels vs. Erie SeaWolves | Sun., June 12 | 1:35 p.m. | The Diamond | $10+ | Kids will be thrilled at pre-game catch on the field and running The Diamond’s bases post-game. ⚾

Book Talk with Ernest A. Dollar, Jr. | Sun., June 12 | 2 p.m. | American Civil War Museum, 480 Tredegar St. | $16, members free | The historian will discuss his book, “Hearts Torn Asunder: Trauma in the Civil War’s Final Campaign in North Carolina.” 📚

Joy Koy | Sun., June 12 | 8 p.m. | Altria Theater | $50+ | This Chelsea Lately star is continuing his postponed tour here in Richmond. 🎤

Between the Lines | Sun., June 12 | 3 p.m. | VMHC | $10, museum admission | Learn about VA history as presented in the fictional story of “The House Girl” by Tara Conklin. 

Mon., June 13 – Sun., June 19

Monday, June 13

“Saturday Church” | Mon., June 13 | 7 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | Free | Pro tip: There’s a $10 suggestion donation for the MonGays queer film series. 🏳️‍🌈

Tuesday, June 14

Betcha | Tues., June 14 | 7 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 623 E. Main St. | $12 | The band will play a show with Savannah Conley and Secondhand Sound. 

Salute to Service: The US Army, Generally Speaking | Tues., June 14 | 10:30 a.m. | Virtual | Free, RSVP | Celebrate the 247th birthday of the US Army with Lieutenant General Joe Inge + Brigadier General Jack Mountcastle at this VA War Memorial program. 

Wednesday, June 15

13 Friday’s | Wed., June 15 | 6:30 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 623 E. Main St. | $10 | The show will also feature Have You Met Ted, Followship, and Death Plumes. 

The Oasis: A High Noon Summer Concert Series | Wed., June 15 | 12 p.m. | The Valentine, 1015 E. Clay St. | Free | Enjoy a free concert in the garden + a free preview of a new exhibition at the museum. 🎶

“Iron Man” | Wed., June 15 | 7 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $8 | See the movie that kickstarted the MCU on the big screen. 🍿

Midweek Matinees: “West Side Story” | Wed., June 15 | 2 p.m. | RPL West End Branch, 5420 Patterson Ave. | Free | Snacks will be provided at this screening of the 2021 version of the classic musical. 

Fiction Focus Senior Book Group | Wed., June 15 | 10:15 a.m. | RPL Belmont Branch, 3100 Ellwood Ave. | Free | Join fellow Richmonders in discussing “House of Broken Angels” by Luis Urrea. 📚

Thursday, June 16

Flowers After 5 | Thurs., June 16 | 5-9 p.m. | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | $8+, members free | Dead Letter Officers will play early R.E.M. while visitors roam the gardens. 🌸

VMHC Lecture Series | Thurs., June 16 | 6 p.m. | VHMC | $8+ | Author Jan Meck will discuss “The Life and Legacy of Emily Winfree: From Enslavement to Carnegie Hall.” 📚

Garden to Glass: Pollinator Power Cocktails | Thurs., June 16 | 6 p.m. | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | $56+ | Craft three cocktails influenced by bees. 🐝

Dancin’ Cat Line Dancing | Thurs., June 16 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Hardywood West Creek, 820 Sanctuary Trail | Free entry | Get those boots-scootin’ onto the dance floor with a little line dancing.

Friday, June 17

Festival of Arts: Legacy Band | Fri., June 17 | 8 p.m. | Dogwood Dell | Free | The R&B band will perform as part of the Jubilation in June series.

Cruel Summer: A Taylor Swift Inspired Dance Party | Fri., June 17 | 8 p.m. | The Broadberry | $25 | Shake it off at this party for those ages 18 and up. 

Sam Burchfield & The Scoundrels | Fri., June 17 | 9 p.m. | The Camel, 1621 W. Broad St. | $15 | Greed, betrayal, heartbreak, revenge + redemption — plus, Pierce Edens. 

“Ghostbusters” | Fri., June 17 | 7 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $8 | Local nonprofit Ghostbusters, Virginia will be out and about in costume at this screening. 👻

Cane Hill | Fri., June 17 | 6 p.m. | The Canal Club, 1545 E. Cary St. | $15+ | Join the New Orleans band for a night of heavy metal. 🎶

Burlesque | Fri., June 17 | 8-11 p.m. | Gallery5, 200 W. Marshall St. | $15+ | Pro tip: The show is for those 18+ only. 

Freedom on Paper: An Exhibition of “Free Negro Registers” from the Virginia Untold Project | Fri., June 17 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Library of Virginia, 800 E. Broad St. | Free | Celebrate Juneteenth with this rare chance to view a selection of “Free Negro Registers.” 

Fiction Focus Senior Book Group | Fri., June 17 | 10 a.m. | RPL Westover Hills Branch, 1408 Westover Hills Blvd. | Free | Join fellow Richmonders ages 55+ in discussing “Shuggie Bain” by Douglas Stuart. 📚

Saturday, June 18

The Band Camino | Sat., June 18 | 7 p.m. | The National | $23+ | The alt-indie band will be joined by renforshort + Games We Play. 🎶

Festival of Arts: KOS | Sat., June 18 | 8 p.m. | Dogwood Dell | Free | Pop + beach music light up the main stage for the opening weekend of the festival. 🎶

Shared History in Stories | Sat., June 18 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | 17th Street Market | Free | Celebrate Juneteenth with spoken word + musical performances as part of the Festival of Arts. 

“Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” | Sat., June 18 | 10 a.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $5 | Get there early for Bob Gulledge on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. 🍫

Richmond Daylily Society Show | Sat., June 18 | 9-5 p.m. | Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens | $8+ | Hundreds of daylilies will populate the garden + be for sale starting at 9 a.m. 🌸

“Purple Rain” | Sat., June 18 | 7 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $8 | Let’s go crazy at this screening of the classic Prince film. 🎶

Juneteenth Commemoration Yoga Class | Sat., June 18 | 9 a.m. | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | Free, RSVP | Pay what you can for this morning class from Project Yoga Richmond.

Pride Run Richmond | Sat., June 18 | 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | Diversity Richmond, 1407 Sherwood Ave. | Walk or run the 5K and stick around for the party afterwards. 🌈

Love On Tap | Sat., June 18 | 12-10 p.m. | Hardywood, 2410 Ownby Ln. | Free entry | Shop the Safe Space Market, enjoy drag queen performances + listen to live local music at this VA Pride celebration. 🍺

June Plant Party: Focaccia Made Easy | Sat., June 18 | 3-5 p.m. | Gallery5, 200 W. Marshall St. | $30 | Walk through a focaccia recipe + decorate your load with herbs and edible flowers. 🍅

Stories at the Museum | Sat., June 18 | 10:30 a.m. | VMHC | $5+ | Read “I Love the Mountains” + make a craft. 📚

Mutts at Maymont | Sat., June 18 | 3-7:30 p.m. | Maymont Magnolia Gates | $10+ | Take a stroll down the pup path, eat some custard, and enjoy live music by Serenata. 🐾

Richmond Kickers vs. Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC | Sat., June 18 | 6:30 p.m. | City Stadium | $10+ | There will be a Black Heritage Celebration at this game as the Roos square off against the Hailstorm. ⚽️

Legend Brewing Co. 28th Anniversary Bash | Sat., June 18 | 12-9 p.m. | Legend Brewing Co., 321 W. 7th St. | Free entry | VA’s oldest craft brewery turns 28 with new beers, menu specials + live music by Suggesting Rhythm + The Cashmere Jungle Lords.

Sunday, June 19

Arlie | Sun., June 19 | 7 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 623 E. Main St. | $15 | Indie pop out of Nashville. 

Festival & Fireworks | Sun., June 19 | 2-10 p.m. | Rocketts Landing | Free | Fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. at the Festival of Arts Juneteenth celebration.

“Carmen Jones” | Sun., June 19 | 2 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $8 | Get tickets to see this classic starring Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte on the big screen. 🍿

Psyclon Nine | Sun., June 19 | 7 p.m. | The Canal Club, 1545 E. Cary St. | $17+ | Listen to this unique blend of electronic + black metal music. 🎶

Rainbow Roll | Sun., June 19 | 7-11 p.m. | Roller Dome Skating, 4902 Williamsburg Rd. | $10 | Masks are required at this pride-filled, sober event. 🛼

Keg and Oyster Fest 2022 | Sun., June 19 | Hardywood West Creek, 820 Sanctuary Trail | Free entry | Celebrate all the great dads in your life with live music, multiple food trucks, plus the new release of the Oyster Stout + full spread by the Rappahannock Oyster Co. 

Juneteenth Freedom Day | Sun., June 19 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Hardywood Richmond, 2410 Ownby Ln. | Free entry | Grab a pint, listen to the grooves of Mighty Joshua, the Zion 5 + JTucker and the Krewe.

Mon., June 20 – Sun., June 26

Monday, June 20

Outatime, Sleave, Frontside, The Crease Rule | Mon., June 20 | 7 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 623 E. Main St. | $10+ | The “Bardown Break” tour stops by Richmond with special guests Destructo Disk. 

“A Star is Born” (1954) | Mon., June 20 | 7 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | Free | Pro tip: There’s a $10 suggestion donation for the MonGays queer film series. 🏳️‍🌈

Tuesday, June 21

Dean Lewis | Tues., June 21 | 7:30 p.m. | $23+ | Join the “Sad Boi Winter Summer” tour with Forest Blakk. 

Flying Squirrels vs. Portland Sea Dogs | Tues., June 21 | 6:35 p.m. | The Diamond | $10+ | The first 1,000 fans 18+ will receive a basketball jersey-inspired tank top. ⚾

Drag Bingo | Tues., June 21 | 7 p.m. | Starr Hill Beer Hall and Rooftop, 3406 W. Leigh St. | Free | Join Michelle Livigne for a night of trivia with drag performances between rounds. 💃

Eyewitness to History: Battle of Okinawa | Tues., June 21 | 2 p.m. | Virtual | Free, RSVP | WWII Navy veteran Arthur Grabiner will share his experiences at this VA War Memorial program. 

Common Ground Virginia History Book Group: The Appalachian Trail | Tues., June 21 | Virtual | Free, RSVP | Author Philip D’Anieri will join for a Q+A on his nonfiction book. 

“Jesus Christ Superstar” | Tues., June 21-Sun., June 26 | Times vary | Altria Theater | $39+ | Catch the 50th anniversary tour of this classic Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.

Front Lawn Fun | Tues., June 21 | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | VMHC | Free | Kids of all ages can play with colonial-era toys + games played in Virginia hundreds of years ago. 

Wednesday, June 22

Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls | Wed., June 22 | 7 p.m. | The National | $25+ | English punk + folk with The Bronx + PET NEEDS. 🎶

The Oasis: A High Noon Summer Concert Series | Wed., June 22 | 12 p.m. | The Valentine, 1015 E. Clay St. | Free | Enjoy a free concert in the garden + a free preview of a new exhibition at the museum. 🎶

Flying Squirrels vs. Portland Sea Dogs | Wed., June 22 | 6:35 p.m. | The Diamond | $10+ | Celebrate The Fan District Community Night and Wine & K-9s. ⚾

“Captain America: Civil War” | Wed., June 22 | 7 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $8 | Superhero Summer continues with this MCU mashup movie. 🍿

Midweek Matinees: “The High Note” | Wed., June 22 | 2 p.m. | RPL West End Branch, 5420 Patterson Ave. | Free | Snacks will be provided at this screening. 🎶

Native Moths and Butterflies Talk and Tour | Wed., June 22 | 10 a.m. | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | $20, members free | Learn about our native moths and butterflies, then scout for them in the garden. 🦋

Thursday, June 23

The Bouncing Souls | Thurs., June 23 | 7 p.m. | The Broadberry | $25 | The punk band formed in 1989 will play with Crazy and the Brains. 

Boulevards | Thurs., June 23 | 7 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 623 E. Main St. | $12 | The Electric Cowboy brings the funk to the 804. 🎶

RVA Summer Nights: Weekend Plans | Thurs., June 23 | 6 p.m. | Monroe Park | Free | Kick off the weekend at this new program from the Festival of Arts. 🎶

“The Barber of Moville” | Thurs., June 23-Sun., July 17 | Times vary | Firehouse Theatre, 1609 W. Broad St. | $30 | See the US premiere of this comic play by Ronan Carr. 💈

Flying Squirrels vs. Portland Sea Dogs | Thurs., June 23 | 6:35 p.m. | The Diamond | $10+ | Celebrate Pride Night at The Diamond with post-game In-Your-Face Fireworks. ⚾

“Twilight” | Thurs., June 23 | 7 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $8 | Hold on tight, spider monkeys — they’re showing this teen vampire classic at the Byrd. 🩸

Fidos After 5 | Thurs., June 23 | 5-8 p.m. | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | $8+, members free | Spend time with your pup and watch a performance by Kozy Cats. 🦮

VMHC Lecture Series | Thurs., June 23 | 6 p.m. | VMHC | $8+ | Historian Historian Gregory Samantha Rosenthal will discuss their book, “Living Queer History.” 📚

Book Break with Connie Dowell | Thurs., June 23 | 11 a.m. | Library of Virginia, 800 E. Broad St. | Free | Join Author Connie Dowell for a book talk on her LGBTQ+ historical fiction whodunnit, “Airplanes and Alibis.” 📚

Friday, June 24

White Ford Bronco | Fri., June 24 | 7 p.m. | The Broadberry | $12+ | The nineties are back with this cover band. 

Jake Huffman, Great Time | Fri., June 24 | 7 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 623 E. Main St. | $12 | A night of indie and alt-rock. 

Telltale | Fri., June 24 | 6:30 p.m. | The Canal Club, 1545 E. Cary St. | $12+ | The local band will play with Zach Benson, Emerald Beach, Wild Truth + Keep Your Secrets. 🎶

Jazz Night | Fri., June 24 | 7 p.m. | Gallery5, 200 W. Marshall St. | Free | Donations are encouraged at this concert by the Kelli Strawbridge Trio. 

Flying Squirrels vs. Portland Sea Dogs | Fri., June 24 | 6:35 p.m. | The Diamond | $10+ | Enjoy a Surf’s Up themed Funnville Friday Happy Hour and Hawaiian shirt giveaway. ⚾

Hill of Heroes 2022 | Fri., June 24-Fri., July 8 | All day | Virginia War Memorial, 621 S. Belvidere St. | Free | 12,000 flags will be installed on the hillside along the Shrine of Memory to honor Virginians who have been killed in service. 🇺🇸

Saturday, June 25

The Melvins | Sat., June 25 | 7 p.m. | The Broadberry | $25+ | The band will play with Helms Alee + Harsh Mellow. 

The Purple Madness | Sat., June 25 | 8 p.m. | The National | $30+ | A night of Prince tributes. 🎶

City Dance Theatre Annual Recital | Sat., June 25 | 6 p.m. | Dogwood Dell | Free | The award-winning modern dance company will present “Lights, Camera, Dancin!” as part of the Festival of Arts.

Flying Squirrels vs. Portland Sea Dogs | Sat., June 25 | 6:05 p.m. | The Diamond | $10+ | Dress as a hero for Defenders of The Diamond Night. ⚾

“Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” | Sat., June 25 | 10 a.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $5 | Come out to a sensory-friendly showing with lights up + sound down. 🍫

“Juice” | Sat., June 25 | 7 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $8 | See this classic starring Tupac Shakur on the big screen. 🎥

Fulton Green Fest | Sat., June 25 | 12-6 p.m. | Innovate Fulton, 5035 Government Rd. | Free | Celebrate with live bands, food and craft vendors, and a Kidzone at this neighborhood revitalization event. ☀️

Latin Ballet presents MAGIC (Magia) | Sat., June 25 | 11 a.m. + 1 p.m. | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | $8+ | Celebrate pollinator week with a nature-inspired ballet complemented by live music from Yohan Manuel.

Neighborhood Nature Walk | Sat., June 25 | 10:30 a.m. | VMHC | $8+ | Discover native VA nature right around the block.

Sun Against Artemis | Sat., June 25 | 6:30 p.m. | The Canal Club, 1545 E. Cary St. | $10+ | A night of tunes by 804 natives with Bluewreck, Everybody Gets One, Donald Shimoda, and Penny Shot. 🎶

Making History with LVA | Sat., June 25 | Virtual | Free, RSVP | Help the Library of Virginia reveal the Commonwealth’s history.

Zane Lamprey Comedy Show | Sat., June 25 | 6:30-10 p.m. | Hardywood Richmond, 2410 Ownby Ln. | $29+ | Have a lager and a laugh at this 21+ only event.

Sunday, June 26

Festival of Arts: Revenge of the 80s | Sun., June 26 | 8 p.m. | Dogwood Dell | Free | The 1980s are never really over.

Flying Squirrels vs. Portland Sea Dogs | Sun., June 26 | 1:35 p.m. | The Diamond | $10+ |  Kids will enjoy pre and post-game activities on the field and a Dino Ranch appearance. ⚾

“Some Like It Hot” | Sun., June 26 | 7 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $8 | Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon star in this 1959 comedy. 🍿

Mon., June 27 – Thurs., June 30

Monday, June 27

“Game Face” | Mon., June 27 | 7 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | Free | Pro tip: There’s a $10 suggestion donation for the MonGays queer film series. 🏳️‍🌈

Maymont Explorers | Mon., June 27-Fri., July 1 | 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. | Maymont Farm, 1001 Spottswood Rd. | $200 per camper, $168 for members | Rising 2nd and 3rd graders can learn and play through the Mansion, Grounds + Robins Nature Center through scavenger hunts and mysteries.

Open Mic Comedy | Mon., June 27 | 8:30 p.m. | Underground Comedy, 117 N. 18th St. | Free entry | Sign up by 9:30 for a five to 15 minute set to bring the house down.

Tuesday, June 28

Garbage | Tues., June 28 | 7:30 p.m. | The National | $37+ | American rock out of Madison, WI. 🎶 

Shockoe Sessions Live | Tues., June 28 | 7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Tune in for a livestream of No BS! Brass to celebrate the 100th show. 🎺

Culinary Evening: Summer Celebration With Chef Anne | Tues., June 28 | 6:30 p.m. | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | $68+ | Join Chef Anne Maury Haapala for a demonstration and a meal featuring the demonstrated dishes. 🍽

Front Lawn Fun | Tues., June 28 | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | VMHC | Free | Kids of all ages can play with colonial-era toys + games played in Virginia hundreds of years ago. 

Wednesday, June 29

The Blue Stones and Des Rocs | Wed., June 29 | 6:30 p.m. | The Canal Club, 1545 E. Cary St. | $25+ | The rock bands stop by Richmond on their “Once in a Lifetime” tour. 🎶

The Oasis: A High Noon Summer Concert Series | Wed., June 292 | 12 p.m. | The Valentine, 1015 E. Clay St. | Free | Enjoy a free concert in the garden + a free preview of a new exhibition at the museum. 🎶

“Guardians of the Galaxy” | Wed., June 29 | 7 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $8 | I am groot. (Translation: get tickets to see this MCU film at the Byrd.) 🦝

Midweek Matinees: “In The Heights” | Wed., June 29 | 2 p.m. | RPL West End Branch, 5420 Patterson Ave. | Free | Snacks will be provided at this screening of the 2021 musical. 🎶

Maker Night: Hand Tied Bouquets | Wed., June 29 | 6 p.m. | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | $52+ | Learn to craft hand tied bouquets using local seasonal blooms. 💐

Thursday, June 30

Jake Sawyer | Thurs., June 30 | 7 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 623 E. Main St. | $10 | An evening of songs with Juniper Tree + Margox. 🎶

RVA Summer Nights: DJ Janaye Cotman | Thurs., June 30 | 6 p.m. | Fonticello Park, W. 28th St. and Bainbridge St. | Free | Dance your way to the weekend at this new program from the Festival of Arts. 🎶

Flowers After 5 | Thurs., June 30 | 5-9 p.m. | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | $8+, members free | An evening of swingin’ classic jazz with Triple Crossing Jazz Project. 🌸

Barefoot in the Park | Thurs., June 30-Sat., July 2 | 8:30 p.m. | Dogwood Dell | Free | Virginia Repertory Theatre performs the classic comedy as part of the Festival of Arts. 

Book Talk with Scott Mingus and Joe Owen | Thurs., June 30 | 6:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free, RSVP | The authors will present their new book, “Unceasing Fury: Texans at the Battle of Chickamauga, September 18-20, 1863.” 📚