May Plan Ahead: Your Richmond events calendar

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Happy May, Richmond. 🌸 We’re ready for those flowers that April promised, the return of patio weather, live music, festivals + spring sports too. 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 | Every day | All day | Institute for Contemporary Art and 1708 Gallery | Free | This multi-site exhibition features large-scale sonic installations. 

Doing Language : Word Work | Through May 12 | All day | Institute for Contemporary Art | Free | A multi-part curatorial project inspired by Toni Morrison’s Nobel Prize Lecture. 

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

Sila Chanto and Belkis Ramírez: Aquí me quedo/Here I Stay | Opens May 6 | All day | Institute for Contemporary Art | Free | The exhibit puts the work of two legendary printmakers in conversation.  

M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE! | Every day | All day | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | $17 admission | Learn about the pretty pollinators from across the world at the Conservatory. 🦋

A Million Blooms | Every day | All day | Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens | $17, members free | Enjoy a celebration of spring across 50 acres of local + tropical flora and fauna. 🌸

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. 🎷

“Beehive” | Until May 15 | Times vary | The November Theatre, 114 W. Broad St. | $55+ | A 90-minute celebration of the music of the 1960s from Virginia Repertory Theatre. 

“Bonnie and Claire” | Opens May 13 | 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 HaHa’s | 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.

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. 🧶

30 Mile Walk/Run/Bike Challenge! | Every day | All day | Virtual | $7+ | Complete the challenge to help fight hunger in Henrico County. 

Community Yoga | Every Tuesday | 6 p.m. | Maymont Farm | Free | Bring your own mat and yoga, breath, and meditate. 🧘‍♂️

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

Sun., May 1

Sunday, May 1

Arts in the Park | Sun., May 1 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Byrd Park | Free | Pro tip: Park for free at City Stadium and take the complimentary shuttle to the park. 

A Single Prayer | Sun., May 1-Sun., May 8 | Times vary | Firehouse Theatre, 1609 W. Broad St. | $30 | A new lyrical play about finding your way through the universe. 🎭

“All About Eve” | Sun., May 1 | 2 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $8 | The 1950 classic stars Bette Davis. 🍿

False Negative: An Evening with John Waters | Sun., May 1 | 7 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $39+ | The iconic filmmaker brings his one-man spoken word act to the Byrd to benefit The VA Children’s Book Festival + WRIR 97.3.  

Flying Squirrels vs. Bowie Baysox | Sun., May 1 | 1:35 p.m. | The Diamond | $10+ | Head to the Diamond for the Flying Squirrels Kids Club Welcome Day celebration. ⚾

Together, We Remember | Sun., May 1 | 2 p.m. | Virginia Holocaust Museum, 2000 E Cary St. | Free | This Yom HaShoah event will include a Holocaust Memorial Candle Lighting and a performance by Batsheva Capek. 

South by Midwest: Persian Dinner in Richmond | Sun., May 1 | 6 p.m. | Westwood Fountain, 5823 Patterson Ave. | $85+ | Enjoy a prix fixe meal from Chef Seb Oveysi. 🍽

Rockin for RACC | Sun., May 1 | 1-6:30 p.m. | Main Line Brewery, 1603 Ownby Ln. | $10 | Brilliant Mistakes, Bop Cats, The Atkinsons + more will jam to benefit RACC. 🐾

Pedal Through Petals | Sun., May 1 | 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Maymont Carriage Lawn | Bring your bike, water, and helmet + stay for the silent auction after the ride. 🚲

Mon., May 2 – Sun., May 8

Monday, May 2

School Series Performance: Air Play by Acrobuffos | Mon., May 2 | 10 a.m. | Modlin Center for the Arts, 453 Westhampton Way | Free, RSVP | Kids in grades K-5 can see this aerial acrobatic show. 

Pars for Paws Golf Tournament | Mon., May 2 | 1 p.m. | Richmond Country Club, 12950 Patterson Ave. | $125+ | Support the Richmond SPCA with an afternoon on the green. ⛳️

One More Stitch | Mon., May 2 | 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. 🧶

Tuesday, May 3

Yoga at the Garden | Tues., May 3 | 10 a.m. | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | $70+ | Breathe in the scents of springtime through many traditional yoga poses, led by Jacqueline Gooding. 

Seasonal Garden Tour | Tues., May 3 | 10 a.m. | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | $20, members free | Follow a guide through the gardens in spring bloom. 🌸

Flying Squirrels vs. Akron RubberDucks | Tues., May 3 | 6:35 p.m. | The Diamond | $10+ | Keep your eye out for the Squirrels River City t-shirt giveaway. ⚾

DG Trivia: Star Wars | Tues., May 3 | 7 p.m. | Isley Brewing Co., 1715 Summit Ave. | Free entry | Use the force + your galactic knowledge at this trivia night. 

Wednesday, May 4

Boozy Bonsai Workshop | Wed., May 4 | 6:30 p.m. | PlantHouse Richmond, 2100 W. Cary St. | $40 | Create a juniper bonsai tree at this workshop. 🌱

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier: A Century of Honor | | Wed., May 4 | 6 p.m. | Virginia War Memorial, 621 S. Belvidere St. | $25 | Historian Philip Bigler will deliver a lecture on his book, “Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.” 📚

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” | Wed., May 4 | 7 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $8 | Celebrate Star Wars Day with a viewing of Episode VII. 🍿

Flying Squirrels vs. Akron RubberDucks | Wed., May 4 | 6:35 p.m. | The Diamond | $10+ | Come out for Dog Adoption night. ⚾

ABBAFAB | Wed., May 4 | 7:30 p.m. | Dominion Energy Center Carpenter Theatre | $58+ | Dancing queens of Richmond can grab tickets to see this ABBA tribute. 🎵

Chaos of Spirit | Wed., May 4-Sun., May 8 | Times vary | Dominion Energy Center Gottwald Playhouse | $25+ | Bryan Slater’s debut dramady on the sociopolitical aspects of today’s society. 🎭

Thursday, May 5 

PUP | Thurs., May 5 | 7:30 p.m. | The National | $23+ | The rockers will play with Pinkshift and Sheer Mag. 🎵

CBDB | Thurs., May 5 | 7 p.m. | The Camel, 1621 W. Broad St. | $12 | Rock out on the “Been A Minute” tour. 🎶

The SteelDrivers with Granville Automatic | Thurs., May 5 | 7 p.m. | The Broadberry | $45+ | The bluegrass band will play with the Atlanta country duo. 🎶

Joy Again | Thurs., May 5 | 7 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 619 E. Main St. | $15 | The indie-pop band will play with Rebounder + Marshall Family Values. 🎶

Lewis Black | Thurs., May 5 | 8 p.m. | Dominion Energy Center Carpenter Theatre | $39+ | Catch the “Off the Rails” tour with this Grammy-winning comedian.

Fallujah | Thurs., May 5 | 7 p.m. | The Canal Club, 1545 E. Cary St. | $15+ | A night of death metal. 🎶

Flying Squirrels vs. RubberDucks | Thurs., May 5 | 6:35 p.m. | The Diamond | $10+ | Fireworks and Cinco de Mayo celebrations. ⚾

Friday, May 6

RVA First Fridays | Fri., May 6 | 5 p.m. | Arts District | Free entry | Explore new events and exhibits at galleries, venues, and small businesses. 

Manchester Manifest First Fridays | Fri., May 6 | 4-10 p.m. | Hull Street from 12th-14th Streets | Free entry | Shop the best of Southside at this First Fridays event.

Summer Kickoff Concert | Fri., May 6 | 6-10 p.m. | Maymont | $25+ | Jam out under the stars to hits by Three Sheets to the Wind and Full Moon Fever. 🎶 

Friday Cheers: Japanese Breakfast | Fri., May 6 | 6-9:30 p.m. | Brown’s Island | $10+ | The Grammy-nominated indie pop artist will play with Richmond artist Abby Huston.

All Them Witches w/ The Swell Fellas | Fri., May 6 | 7 p.m. | The Broadberry | $20 | Nashville rock with The Swell Fellas. 🎶

Emo Night Brooklyn: 7 Year Anniversary | Fri., May 6 | 8:30 p.m. | The Canal Club, 1545 E. Cary St. | $12+ | Dance the night away to all your favorite emo and pop punk hits.

Flora Finding Nature Walk | Fri., May 6 | 5 p.m. | Gallery5, 200 W. Marshall St. | $10 | Walk through Jackson Ward and discuss nature. 🌿

Local Economy | Fri., May 6 | 5-11 p.m. | Gallery5, 200 W. Marshall St. | Free | See work by local artists such as Roberto Jamora, Justin Black, and Dawn Flores. 

“Kiki’s Delivery Service” | Fri., May 6 | 7 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $8 | Part of the Miyazaki series at the Byrd. 🧹

Book Break with Kristina Hamlett | Fri., May 6 | 12 p.m. | Library of Virginia, 800 E. Broad St. | Free | Hear from the local author about her debut collection of poetry and prose, “She Lives Here.” 📚

Teach Appreash: Lecture by Terry Barrett | Fri., May 6 | 7 p.m. | Institute for Contemporary Art | Free | The Ohio Statue professor will deliver a talk called “Art: Personal and Communal.”

Saturday, May 7

RPAA Parking Lot Party | Sat., May 7 | 3-7 p.m. | Dominion Energy Center | $10+ | Party with local bands, beers, and vendors at this event to support Richmond Performing Arts Alliance. 🍺

“Rebecca” | Sat., May 7 | 7 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $8 | Part of the Big Screen Classics series. 🍿

Kickers vs. Forward Madison FC | Sat., May 7 | 6 p.m. | City Stadium | $15 | Cheer on the ‘roos in new merch as they face Forward Madison. ⚽

Flying Squirrels vs. Akron RubberDucks | Sat., May 7 | 6:05 p.m. | The Diamond | $10+ | Stick around for fireworks and ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation Night. ⚾

Food Truck Night | Sat., May 7 | 12 p.m. | Isley Brewing Co., 1715 Summit Ave. | Free entry | Catch Curry in a Hurry with your glass of Isley brew + live music by Chris Buerkley.

The Silent Party | Sat., May 7 | 7-10 p.m. | 17th Street Market | $25 | Grab a pair of headphones and jam out with DJ J Dream or DJ Devin. 🎧

¿Qué Pasa? Festival | Sat., May 7 | 11 a.m.-9 p.m. | Canal Walk | Free | Celebrate Hispanic + Latin American cultures with live music, local businesses + educational experiences. 

Gimme Gimme Disco: A Dance Party Inspired by ABBA | Sat., May 7 | 8:30 p.m. | The Canal Club, 1545 E. Cary St. | $15+ | Calling all dancing queens for a night of ABBA. 

Drag Bonanza | Sat., May 7 | 8:30 p.m. | Gallery5, 200 W. Marshall St. | $10+ | Join quuens Bebe Gunn, Avalanche Brentwood, and Naomi Envy for a night of entertainment.

Richmond Makers Market | Sat., May 7 | 12-6 p.m. | Basic City Beer Co., 212 W. 6th St. | Free entry | Shop from 40 local vendors at this pup-friendly market. 🛍

Family Fun Walk | Sat., May 7 | 9:30 a.m. | James River High School, 3700 James River Rd. | $40 | Walk to music to support Nest Academy. 👟

Sunday, May 8

Soul Glo, Listless, Dumbwaiter | Sun., May 8 | 7 p.m. | The Camel, 1621 W. Broad St. | $12 | Philly hardcore headlines a show with two Richmond-based metal bands. 🎶

Amigo The Devil | Sun., May 8 | 7 p.m. | The Broadberry | $23+ | The experimental folk-rockers plays with Katacombs and Boozewa. 🎶

Flying Squirrels vs. Akron RubberDucks | Sun., May 8 | 1:05 p.m. | The Diamond | $10+ | Finish out this home series with a kid-friendly pre-game activity + a post-game run around the bases. ⚾

“Steel Magnolias” | Sun., May 8 | 2 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $8 | Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, and Julia Roberts on the big screen. 🍿

Richmond Animal League Benefit | Sun., May 8 | 6 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 619 E. Main St.   | $10 | Featuring Hepburn, Mignite Taxi, Marilyn, and Martial’s Law. 🎶

Mon., May 9 – Sun., May 15

Monday, May 9

Toddler Time: Down on the Farm | Mon., May 9 | 10-11 a.m. | Maymont Farm | $13+ | Get to know goats, pigs + other farm favorites. 🐷

History Happy Hour: The Richmond Resistance | Mon., May 9 | 6:30 p.m. | Capital Ale House, 623 E. Main St. | Free, RSVP | Discuss Union operatives in Richmond with Park Ranger Nathan Hall at this program from the American Civil War Museum. 

Tuesday, May 10

Yoga at the Garden | Tues., May 10 | 10 a.m. | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | $70+ | Breathe in the scents of springtime through many traditional yoga poses, led by Jacqueline Gooding.

Leon Bridges | Tues., May 10 | 7:30 p.m. | Altria Theater | $40+ | See the Grammy-winning artist  on “The Boundless Tour.” 🎼

Gordon Lightfoot | Tues., May 10 | 8 p.m. | Dominion Energy Center Carpenter Theatre | $39+ | If you could read our mind, you’d know we’re jealous of ticket holders for this concert. 🎶

Wednesday, May 11

Amorphis | Wed., May 11 | 6 p.m. | The Broadberry | $25+ | Heavy metal band featuring Uada, Sylvaine, and Hoaxed. 🎶

Bus Trip: Arlington National Cemetery | Wed., May 11 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Virginia War Memorial, 621 S. Belvidere St. | $122 | Join historians on a tour of the Caisson Platoon Barn and see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. 

The Warning | Wed., May 11 | 6:30 p.m. | The Canal Club, 1545 E. Cary St. | $20+ | Jam out with this rockin’ trio. 🎶

“The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” | Wed., May 11 | 7 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $8 | See part one of Frodo’s journey to save Middle Earth on the big screen. 🍿

Terrarium in a Bottle Workshop | Wed., May 11 | 6:30 p.m. | PlantHouse Richmond, 2100 W. Cary St. | $35 | Create a terrarium in a wine bottle while you sip on a glass for Wine Wednesday. 🌱

Literary Virginia Book Group | Wed., May 11 | 6 p.m. | Online | Free | The Library of VA group will discuss “Subtle Acts of Exclusion: How to Understand, Identify, and Stop Microaggressions” by Tiffany Jana and Michal Baran. 📚

Making History with LVA | Wed., May 11 | 5:30 p.m. | Online | Free, RSVP | Volunteer to transcribe handwritten pages + historical newspapers for the Library of Virginia. 📜

Thursday, May 12 

Bella’s Bartock | Thurs., May 12 | 7 p.m. | The Camel, 1621 W. Broad St. | $12+ | The folk band will share the stage with the Judy Chops. 🎶

Jimmie Allen | Thurs., May 12 | 7:30 p.m. | The National | $25 | The Delaware-based country artist stops by Richmond on his “Down Home” tour. 🎶

Book Talk with Emily Lapisardi | Thurs., May 12 | 6-7 p.m. | American Civil War Museum, 480 Tredegar St.  | $16, members free, RSVP | Historian Emily Lapisardi will discuss her book about a Confederate spy’s memoir, “Rose Greenhow’s My Imprisonment.” 📚

Book Talk with Gerard N. Magliocca | Thurs., May 12 | 6 p.m. | Library of Virginia, 800 E. Broad St. | Free, RSVP | The law professor will discuss his book, “Washington’s Heir: The Life of Justice Bushrod Washington.” 

Children’s Home Society Anniversary Celebration | Thurs., May 12 | 5-9 p.m. | Main Line Brewery, 1603 Ownby Ln. | $25+ | This fundraiser will feature a keynote speech from Leigh Anne Tuohy of “The Blind Side.” 

Kokedama Workshop | Thurs., May 12 | 6:30 p.m. | PlantHouse Richmond, 2100 W. Cary St. | $25 | Learn about the history of this decorative Japanese display while you make your own. 🌱

Friday, May 13

Friday Cheers: Cory Wong | Fri., May 13 | 6-9:30 p.m. | Brown’s Island | $10+ | The Grammy-nominated guitarist will play with Pharaoh Sistare.

Foxy Shazam, Jigsaw Youth | Fri., May 13 | 7 p.m. | The Broadberry | $25+ | Part of “The Hidden Treasure” tour. 🎶

Ann Beretta, Talk Me Off, ShotClock, Orphan Riot | Fri.,May 13 | 7 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 619 E. Main St. | A night of rock, punk, and alt-indie. 🎶

Sad & Boujee | Fri., May 13 | 9:30 p.m. | The Canal Club, 1545 E. Cary St. | $15 | Hip hop and R&B meet emo in this genre smash. 🎶

Tracy Lawrence | Fri., May 13 | 5:30 p.m. | Richmond Harley-Davidson, 12200 Harley Club Dr. | $20+ | A night of country music and motor bikes with special guests The Honky Tonk Heroes, Shaun Abbott + DJ Chad Rock. 🏍

Spring PlantFest | Fri., May 13-Sat., May 14 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | Free | Head to Parking Lot C to shop from 40+ vendors at this mega plant sale.

“Spirited Away” | Fri., May 13 | 7 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $8 | Part of the Miyazaki series at the Byrd. 🐷

Who’s Awake? A Family Night Hike | Fri., May 13 | 7:30 p.m. | Maymont Farm | $16+ | Explore the grounds and learn about nocturnal animals such as owls and frogs. 🦉

Spring Moss Wall | Fri., May 13 | 6:30 p.m. | PlantHouse Richmond, 2100 W. Cary St. | $45 | Build a frame-based decoration at this workshop. 🌱

Genealogy Workshop | Fri., May 13 | 9:30 a.m. | Library of Virginia, 800 E. Broad St. | $20+ | Dig into the lives of your ancestors through the library’s archive of legislative petitions. 📜

Spring Book Sale | Fri., May 13-Sat., May 14 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. | Mechanicsville Branch Library, 7461 Sherwood Crossing Pl. | Free entry | Support Friends of Mechanicsville Library by stocking up on books for under $1. 📚

Saturday, May 14

GO-GO Comedy Jam! | Sat., May 14 | 7 p.m. | The National | $45+ | Antoine Scott hosts a comedy show for all ages. 🎙

The Veer Union | Sat., May 14 | 7 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 619 E. Main St. | $15 | Rock out with the headliners + Night Saviors, 2 Shadows, and TVLPA. 🎶

Drake Night | Sat., May 14 | 8 p.m. | The Broadberry | $15+ | Started from the bottom, now we’re partying at this dance night featuring Markus Gold and Friends. 🎤

Stones Level Presents: Outer Space Tour | Sat., May 14 | 9 p.m. | The Canal Club, 1545 E. Cary St. | $15+ | Get tickets for this dubstep concert. 🎧

The Royal We | Sat., May 14 | 6:30 p.m. | Isley Brewing Co., 1715 Summit Ave. | Free entry | Jam out with the band as they play a farewell show.

Richmond Kickers vs. Union Omaha | Sat., May 14 | 6:30 p.m. | City Stadium | $15 | Cheer on the ‘roos + celebrate local first responders. ⚽

Richmond Night Market | Sat., May 14 | 5-9 p.m. | 17 Street Market | Free entry | Support local businesses + artists at this vendor fair. 

Grand Stocking | Sat., May 14 | 12 p.m. | Ms. Girlee’s Kitchen 4809 Parker St. | Free | Bring some pantry goods + watch the newest RVA Community Fridge in Fulton Hill get painted and stocked. 🥕

“Howl’s Moving Castle” | Sat., May 14 | 10 a.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $5 | Part of the Miyazaki series at the Byrd. 🍿

“Notorious” | Sat., May 14 | 7 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $8 | Alfred Hitchcock’s 1946 film stars Ingrid Bergman + Cary Grant. 

Cookie Decorating Class | Sat., May 14 | 1 p.m. | River Mill Pavilion, 10790 Porter Park Ln. | $30 | Practice decorating techniques + learn some new cookie and icing recipes. 🍪

Succulent and Sangria Workshop | Sat., May 14 | 6:30 p.m. | PlantHouse Richmond, 2100 W. Cary St. | $40 | Sip sangrias + create a terrarium with your pals. 🍷

The Divorce Party Comedy Mystery Dinner Theater | Sat., May 14 | 5-7 p.m. | Sunday Service Soul Food Restaurant, 4360 S. Laburnum Ave. | $45 | Get in on a Richmond-inspired whodunnit while you enjoy a four-course dinner. 🔍

ASCV 5K & Family Fun Day | Sat., May 14 | 8-10:30 a.m. | Crump Park, 3400 Mountain Rd., Glen Allen | $35 | The event includes a family-friendly 5K run/walk, on-stage entertainment, activities for the whole family + more.*

Sunday, May 15

Dried Floral Bar Workshop | Sun., May 15 | 10 am. | PlantHouse Richmond, 2100 W. Cary St. | $42 | Make a dried floral agreement in a white Momma Pots vase. 🌱

“Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back” | Sun., May 15 | 3 + 7:30 p.m. | Altria Theater | $40+ | See the second “Star Wars” film with John Williams’ score performed live by the Richmond Symphony. 

G Herbo | Sun., May 15 | 8 p.m. | The National | $70+ | The rapper behind “Ballin Like I’m Kobe” performs live. 🎤

“Shaft” | Sun., May 15 | 2 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $8 | See the 1971 classic on the big screen. 

Black Women Flea Community Market | Sun., May 15 | 12-6 p.m. | Sunday Service Soul Food, 4360 S. Laburnum Ave. | Free | Shop at this indoor-outdoor market with live music from DJ Lowe Maceo. 🛍

Pride Rainbow Roll | Sun., May 15 | 7-11 p.m. | Roller Dome Skating, 4902 Williamsburg Rd. | $10 | Masks are required at this pride-filled event with DJ Joey Spinning. 🛼

RVA Plant and Sip | Sun., May 15 | 3:30 p.m. | The Beacon Hill Center, 6423 Iron Bridge Rd. | $35+ | Enjoy food and drink while you cultivate your green thumb. 🌱

Mon., May 16 – Sun., May 22

Monday, May 16

Shark Tank Middle School | Mon., May 16 | 5-7 p.m. | 1717 Innovation Center, 1717 E. Cary St. | Free | Students ages 13 and up can practice business pitches and develop their ideas. 

Couples Cooking: Taste of Napoli | Mon., May 16 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School, 5400 Wyndham Forest Dr. | $110 per couple | Explore Italy through this 4 dish course. 🍝

Tuesday, May 17

Sarah Shook and The Disarmers | Tues., May 17 | 7 p.m. | The Camel, 1621 W. Broad St. | $15 | The show features Mel Machete. 🎶

Vundabar with Runner | Tues., May 17 | 7 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 619 E. Main St. | $16 | Jam out at this rock concert. 🎶

The Dead South | Tues., May 17 | 7:30 p.m. | The National | $23+ | The bluegrass band swings by on the “Served Cold” tour. 🎶

“Hidden Figures” | Tues., May 17 | 7 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $8 | The third film in the Science on Screen series will feature Dr. Sarah McClennan. 🚀

Common Ground Virginia History Book Group | Tues., May 17 | 6 p.m. | Online | Free, RSVP | This month, the Library of Virginia group will discuss Kristen Green’s “The Devil’s Half Acre.” 📚

Tipsy Terrarium Workshop | Tues., May 17 | 6:30 p.m. | PlantHouse Richmond, 2100 W. Cary St. | $26 | Assemble a succulent terrarium with your pals. 🌱

Richmond Navy Week | Tues., May 17 | 5 p.m. | Virginia Museum of History and Culture | Free, RSVP | Learn about the Navy through interactive demonstrations and a lecture by Vice Admiral Samuel L. Gravely. 

Drag Bingo | Tues., May 17 | 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. 💃

Profs and Pints: Seeking Our Earliest Ancestors | Tues., May 17 |  6 p.m. | Triple Crossing Beer – Fulton, 5203 Hatcher St. | $12 | Pints, pizzas, and a paleoanthropology lecture from VCU’s Dr. Amy L. Rector. 🦕

Wednesday, May 18

Idle Threat | Wed., May 18 | Richmond Music Hall, 619 E. Main St. | $10 | Make Sure, Distend, Followship, and Artusha will join this Nashville-based rock band. 🎶

Better Housing Coalition Bike Tour | Wed., May 18 | 6-8 p.m. | The Goodwyn at Union Hall, 2230 Venable St. | Free, donations encouraged | Hit the streets of Church Hill on two wheels to learn about how housing has changed in this historic neighborhood.

Teacher Open House | Wed., May 18 | 4-7 p.m. | Virginia Museum of History and Culture | Free | Educators can get involved with the newly renovated museum’s upcoming exhibits, programs + discussions.

“The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” | Wed., May 18 | 7 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $8 | Peter Jackson’s fantasy trilogy continues at the Byrd. 

Thursday, May 19 

Breakbot and Irfane | Thurs., May 19 | 9 p.m. | The Canal Club, 1545 E. Cary St. | $20+ | The French musicians stop by Richmond for an electronic concert. 🎶

Bombshell Duo | Thurs., May 19 | 7 p.m. | Paddy’s Sports Bar & Grill, 341 E. Hundred Rd. | Free entry | Grab a Guinness and rock out.

Jellyfish Terrarium Workshop | Thurs., May 19 | 6:30 p.m. | PlantHouse RVA, 2100 W. Cary St. | $40 | Create an ocean-inspired terrarium. 🌱

Citizen Science: FrogWatch Workshop | Thurs., May 19 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Maymont | Free, RSVP | Join the ranks of FrogWatch USA and help scientists research local species. 🐸

Friday, May 20

Dominion Energy Riverrock | Fri., May 20-Sun., May 22 | Times vary | James River | Free entry | Sign up for various events in advance of this sports and music festival. 🌊

Prince Daddy and the Hyena | Fri., May 20 | 6 p.m. | $18 | The Broadberry | The show will also feature Macseal, Insignificant Other, California Cousins, and Flight Club. 🎶

NEEDTOBREATHE | Fri., May 20 | 7 p.m. | Altria Theater | $40 | The Grammy-nominated band will play an intimate, acoustic show in support of their album, “Into The Mystery.”

Colt Ford | Fri., May 20 | 8 p.m. | The National | $23+ | Country meets rap in this genre-fusing show. 🎶

Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow | Fri., May 20 | 7 p.m. | The Canal Club, 1545 E. Cary St. | $25 | See the rock-n-roll vaudeville-inspired sideshow. 🎶

The Ascension Project | Fri., May 20-Sun., May 22 | 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday | Dogtown Dance Theatre, 109 W. 5th St. | $20 | Witness an indie-rock dance opera set to Sufjan Stevens’ “The Ascension” album.

“Castle in the Sky” | Fri., May 20 | 7 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $8 | Part of Miyazaki May at the Byrd. 

Extreme Heat, Climate Change, and Racial Equity | Fri., May 20 | 6 p.m. | Institute for Contemporary Art | Free, RSVP | If you can’t make the in-person screening of the PBS documentary “Cooked: Survival By Zip Code,” catch the event live on YouTube. 🎥

Secret Garden Terrarium Workshop | Fri., May 20 | 6:30 p.m. | PlantHouse RVA, 2100 W. Cary St. | $55 | Bring a little magic into your home by building a terrarium. 🌱

Saturday, May 21

The Walters | Sat., May 21 | 8 p.m. | The National | $23+ | The Chicago-born alt-indie band is back after a 4 year hiatus. 🎶

Erin and The Wildfire | Sat., May 21 | 8 p.m. | The Camel, 1621 W. Broad St. | $15 | A night of local jams with Tennishu. 🎶

RVA Big Takeover | Sat., May 21 | 12 p.m. | The Broadberry | $65 | The metal lineup includes Terrorizer, Mindforce, Division of Mind + Dead Heat. 🎶

David Lege | Sat., May 21 | 6:30 p.m. | Isley Brewing Company, 1715 Summit Ave. | Free entry | The local acoustic guitarist returns to the brewery’s stage. 🎶

Navy Woodwind Quintet | Sat., May 21 | 10 p.m. | Children’s Museum of Richmond | $9 | Enjoy the sounds of the Navy’s classic Woodwind Quintet. 📯

5K Beer Run | Sat., May 21 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m | Main Line Brewery, 1603 Ownby Ln. | Free entry | Race this fun-run + enjoy a local craft brew at the finish line. 👟

Mutts at Maymont | Sat., May 21 | 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. 🐾

“North by Northwest” | Sat., May 21 | 7 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $8 | See Alfred Hitchcock’s classic starring Cary Grant on the big screen. ✈️

Dish Garden Workshop | Sat., May 21 | 6:30 p.m. | PlantHouse RVA, 2100 W. Cary St. | $35 | Plenty of succulents, cacti, and decor to choose from. 🌵

Making History with LVA | Sat., May 21 | 12 p.m. | Library of Virginia, 800 E. Broad St. | Free, RSVP | Volunteer to transcribe handwritten pages + historical newspapers from 400+ years of VA history. 📜 

Spring Fling Festival | Sat., May 21 | 12-5 p.m. | Libbie Mill, 2100 Libbie Lake East St. | Free entry | This family-friendly fest will include balloon animals, pony rides + food trucks. 🐝

24th Annual Asian American Celebration | Sat., May 21 | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N. 3rd St. | Free | Learn about and celebrate Asian American communities in Central Virginia at the 24th Annual Asian American Celebration.*

Sunday, May 22

Kids Jellyfish Terrarium | Sun., May 22 | 10 a.m. | PlantHouse RVA, 2100 W. Cary St. | $25 | Kids 6 and up can learn to make a jellyfish terrarium. 🌱

Clutch | Sun., May 22 | 7:30 p.m. | The National | $33+ | Featuring The Sword + Nate Bergman. 🎶

Brunch on the Plaza | Sun., May 22 | 12-4 p.m. | Kanawha Plaza | $15+ | Bring a picnic blanket and your pals for this brunch event with live music by DJ Foot + Shawn Breezy the DJ. 🚚

Thousand Below | Sun., May 22 | 6:30 p.m. | The Canal Club, 1545 E. Cary St. | $16+ | Post-hardcore metal music. 🎶

United States Fleet Forces Woodwind Quintet | Sun., May 22 | 1 p.m. | American Civil War Museum, 480 Tredegar St. | Free, RSVP | The chamber group will perform classic + patriotic pieces. 🎶

“The Godfather” | Sun., May 22 | 2 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $8 | We’ll make you an offer you can’t refuse: seeing the Francis Ford Coppola classic on the big screen. 

A Royal Brew-Haha | Sun., May 22 | 5 p.m. | Agecroft Hall & Gardens, 4305 Sulgrave Rd. | $10 | Grab some brew and watch the Richmond Renaissance Dancers portray Queen Elizabeth I and her court. 👑

Friendship Circle of Virginia Walk N Roll | Sun., May 22 | 1-3 p.m. | Fountain Lake at Byrd Park | Free | Pro tip: there is a $10 suggested donation for this community event. 🐰

Mon., May 23 – Sun., May 29

Monday, May 23

Sylvan Esso | Mon., May 23 | 7:30 p.m. | The National | $33+ | A night of alt-indie with Benét. 🎶

Couples Cooking: New and Improved Pasta | Mon., May 23 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School at Nuckols Place, 5400 Wyndham Forest Dr. | $110 per couple | Cook an array of homemade pasta dishes, with some wip to sip along the way.

Bachelor Boys Showcase | Mon., May 23 | 6 p.m. | The Camel, 1621 W. Broad St. | Free | Hear a variety of classic dance, pop and Broadway numbers with a big band vibe.

Tuesday, May 24

Boulet Brothers’ Dragula | Tues., May 24 | 8 p.m. | The National | $40 | The Boulet Brothers perform a live, horror-themed show. 

Flying Squirrels vs. Hartford Yard Goats | Tues., May 24 | 6:35 p.m. | The Diamond | $10+ | Cheer on the Squirrels + turn out for Salute to Country Queens Night. ⚾

Wednesday, May 25

Tech N9ne | Wed., May 25  | 7:30 p.m. | The National | $25+ | Featuring Jey Cool, X-Raided, and !Mayday!. 🎶

Flying Squirrels vs. Hartford Yard Goats | Wed., May 25 | 6:35 p.m. | The Diamond | $10+ | Field of Greens Night means the Diamond will serve special vegan menu items in Funnville. ⚾

“The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” | Wed., May 25 | 7 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $8 | Round out the LOTR series at the Byrd with the Best Picture-winning finale. 

Gardens Open Late | Wed., May 25 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Ashcroft Hall & Gardens, 4305 Sulgrave Rd. | Members free, non-members $5 | A perfect sunset date after dinner.

Thursday, May 26 

Flying Squirrels vs. Hartford Yard Goats | Thurs., May 26 | 6:35 p.m. | The Diamond | $10+ | Calling all Dukes — it’s JMU Night at the Diamond. ⚾

Ulysses S. Grant: Myths, Stories, and Realities | Thurs., May 26 | 6:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free, RSVP | Discuss the myths surrounding the former president with Park Ranger Nick Sacco at this American Civil War Museum program. 

Spring Garden Party | Thurs., May 26 | 6-8 p.m. | Ashcroft Hall & Gardens, 4305 Sulgrave Rd. | $40 non-members | Join the President of the VMFA in enjoying live music, food + drinks in the Virginia House gardens.

Succulent and Sangria Workshop | Thurs., May 26 | 6:30 p.m. | PlantHouse RVA, 2100 W. Cary St. | $40 | Craft a terrarium and learn how to care for your succulents. 🌵

Friday, May 27

Friday Cheers: RVA Music Night | Fri., May 27 | 6-9:30 p.m. | Brown’s Island | $10+ | The local lineup includes The Last Real Circus, Benét, and Matthew E. White.

Baby Bugs, Saint Samuel, REIN | Fri., May 27 | 7 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 619 E. Main St. | $10 | Vibe at this triple threat indie concert. 🎶

Blues and Brews | Fri., May 27 | 5 p.m. | The Camel, 1621 W. Broad St. | Free | Join Johnny B and the Goodes for a night of classic rock. Pro tip: Reserve your table before arriving.

Flying Squirrels vs. Hartford Yard Goats | Fri., May 27 | 6:35 p.m. | The Diamond | $10+ | Funnville Friday Happy Hour has $2 beers and sodas. ⚾

“Princess Mononoke” | Fri., May 27 | 7 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $8 | Part of Miyazaki May at the Byrd. 

Boozy Bonsai | Fri., May 27 | 6:30 p.m. | PlantHouse RVA, 2100 W. Cary St. | $40 | Plant a juniper bonsai + learn about caring for the tree. 🌱

Richmond Open | Fri., May 27-Sun., May 29 | Starts at 9 a.m. | Greater Richmond Convention Center | $10 Floor Pass | The first ever tabletop gaming convention in the River City, featuring tournaments for several board games with players from across the country.

Saturday, May 28

T-Pain | Sat., May 28 | 8 p.m. | The National | $30+ | The show will feature Erica Banks, Young Cash, and Mason Dane. 🎶

Portrayal of Guilt with Yautja and Ostraca | Sat., May 28 | 7 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 619 E. Main St. | $16 | Dont miss out on this night of hardcore punk. 🎶

Rusko | Sat., May 28 | 9 p.m. | The Canal Club, 1545 E. Cary St. | $30 | Jam out at this dance pop concert. 

Flying Squirrels vs. Hartford Yard Goats | Sat., May 28 | 6:35 p.m. | The Diamond | $10+ | Stick around for In-Your-Face Fireworks after the game. ⚾

“Strangers on a Train” | Sat., May 28 | 7 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $8 | Part of the Hitchcock series + featuring Bob Gulledge on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. 

Spring Air Plant Hoop Workshop | Sat., May 28 | 6:30 p.m. | PlantHouse RVA, 2100 W. Cary St. | $40 | Create your own spring decor wreath and a xerographica. 🏵

Sunday, May 29

Gipsy Kings Featuring Nicolas Reyes | Sun., May 29 | 7:30 p.m. | The National | $35+ | Flamenco, rumba, and salsa genres at this show. 🎶

Sifter, FLKL, Colpa Mia | Sun., May 29 | 7 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 619 E. Main St. | $10 | Alt-indie + pop. 🎶

Flying Squirrels vs. Hartford Yard Goats | Sun., May 29 | 1:35 p.m. | The Diamond | $10+ | The first 1,000 kids under 14 will get a free bucket hat. ⚾

“The Sound of Music” | Sun., May 29 | 2 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $8 | The Byrd will be alive with the sound of music at this showing. 🎶

Kids Adventure Terrarium Workshop | Sun., May 29 | 10 a.m. | PlantHouse RVA, 2100 W. Cary St. | $25 | Kids 6 and up can create a terrarium with fun figurines.

Mon., May 30 – Tues., May 31

Monday, May 30

Tiny Dinosaur | Mon., May 30 | 7 p.m. | The Camel, 1621 W. Broad St. | $10 | The show will also feature Radiance + Whitney and The Saying Goes. 🎶

Daydream Fest | Mon., May 30 | 11 a.m.-10 p.m. | Main Line Brewery, 1603 Ownby Ln. | $20+ | An all-day affair for Memorial Day with food trucks + live music.

Commonwealth’s Memorial Day Ceremony | Mon., May 30 | 11 a.m. | Virginia War Memorial | Free | Honor those military members who have fought and died for our country in-person or watch the Memorial’s livestream. 🇺🇸

Tuesday, May 31

“My Fair Lady” | Tues., May 31 | 7:30 p.m. | Altria Theater | $40+ | Director Bartlett Sher brings this classic musical to Richmond’s stage. 🎭

Al Olender with James Felice, Julie Karr and Landon Elliott | Tues., May 31 | 7 p.m. | The Camel | $10 in advance | Blues + folk music with the songwriters themselves.

“The Office” Trivia Night | Tues., May 31 | 6 p.m. | Blue Bee Cider, 1320 Summit Ave. | Free | Test out your knowledge of Dunder Mifflin’s beloved goofballs over a fresh pint of cider. 🍻

Elevated Grilling: Looking Beyond the Burger | Tues., May 31 | 6 p.m. | Publix Aprons Cooking School at Nuckols Place, 5400 Wyndham Forest Drive | Try out new + flavorful recipes including chicken, fish, and steaks with sides.