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Weekend Radar: Kickers, RACC Yard Sale, Lavender Festival, Cars & Cuts

It hasn’t become Virginia hell-hot yet. Get outside and enjoy the calm before the roasting.

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The COVID-19 Community Level remains high for Richmond, Henrico, and Chesterfield. The 7-day average case rates per 100,000 people in each locality are 270, 260, 247, respectively. CDC guidance continues to recommend that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks in indoor public places. So we’ll be concentrating on outdoor venues.

Side note: I tested positive for Covid on Monday and have been isolating since then. Minor symptoms I’m assuming due to being full vaxed. Anecdotally I know of way more friends and family that have gotten Covid in the past month than during any time in the pandemic.


Kickers vs Charlotte Independence
June 11th, Gates 5PM Kickoff 6:30PM, Tickets

The Kickers continue their homestand on Saturday. The weather again is looking pretty good so head out grab a beer and cheer on your Kickers.

The Richmond Kickers host Charlotte Independence and are celebrating Military Appreciation Night. Visit our supporting sponsor’s facebook page at Facebook.com/GoArmyVirginia

Join us as we recognize our military personnel at City Stadium for our June 11th game. The first 500 fans in attendance will receive a Kickers camo hat! Please inquire about discounted tickets for active and retired military personnel before gameday. Also, we will sell a limited number of tickets for active and retired military on gameday (Please bring a valid military ID).
Happy Hour Special: From 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. enjoy the $5 special on 16 oz Heineken!
Come watch the Kickers face off against Charlotte Independence, who are looking to get revenge, after our 2-1 victory over them earlier this season. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance to save $5 on matchday pricing and to ensure quick entrance into the stadium upon arrival. GET TICKETS HERE: https://bit.ly/3PwoJdq

Help the cats and dogs while helping yourself to some bargains.

We have SO MANY TREASURES awaiting you! Tons of brand name clothes, purses, linens, housewares, electronics, books, games, kids toys and clothes, artwork, glassware, you name it – we’ve got it!

Come and shop to help raise funds for the animals in our care! The yard sale will be held at Seventh Street Christian Church, so mark your calendars!

Amelia Lavender Festival at the Windsor Lavender Farm
June 11th, 9AM-7PM, $10

Lavender is pretty. Lavender is improved by live music, food, crafts and a petting zoo.

Lavender Festival to be held June 11th 9am-7pm. RAIN OR SHINE.

Tickets/ wristbands sold at the gate, free parking, children under 10 are free, adults just $10!
live music starts at noon.

30+ craft vendors, food, face painting, petting zoo, music, lavender. come see us!

Cars & Cuts 2022 in Mechanicsville (7167 Flag Ln)
June 12th, 10AM-3PM, Free

I also wanted to have a cool car. Then for a little while I had a sweet 1968 Ford Galaxy. I quickly learned that unless you have mechanical skills you’re going to spend a lot of money. I don’t have a lot of money so I said goodbye to my sweet Galaxy. If you’ve got a sweet car or just want to be jealous of others this is the event for you.

It’s time for our favorite event of the year… CARS & CUTS 2022! This is a community car show and cruise in for all to participate in!

Every year we try to out do the year prior, and this year would be no different! We will of course the Mobile Barbershop up and rolling as well as the same great DJ and Amazing local Food / Shaved Ice Trucks but we’re also turning up the heat a in a few others ways this year:

1) There WILL BE plaques & prizes (FREE T-Shirt, FREE Haircut Gift Card, and a Cash Prize) given out to the top 3 Local Favorites! To enter your car/truck/bike to win there will be a $10 entry fee. You’ll get a car number card to put in your window and everyone in attendance will vote using those numbers!
– if you’re not interested in partaking in the show portion, you’re still welcome to join us for free and just cruise on in and enjoy the day! (You can bring your car and hang out for free, only those who pay the entree fee will get the window card and have the ability to win!) *** This is new this year so don’t be disturbed, we want you to bring your cars/trucks/bikes regardless!

2) In attempts to make the show a little more family/community friendly we will be having a limited amount of vendors on site selling local products! We will have vendors selling fresh squeezed lemonade and limeade as well as face painters and so much more!!!
– Vendor spaces are $30 and we’ve got about 10 spaces remaining! Please message the shop, or Jacob Smith Directly! PLEASE understand that because spaces are limited we’re going to do our absolute best to provide a broad spectrum of vendors without too much overlap!

3) PORTA POTTY 😂🤣 While we will still have access to the pavilion bathrooms like we’ve had every year, This year we will be renting 1 or 2 to place a little closer to the event to provide guests a little more comfort.
It’s going to be an awesome time, and we can’t wait to see y’all there! REMEMBER, this is a community event for all to enjoy so PLEASE SHARE & TAG EVERYONE to spread the word! Especially the “Car People” in your lives! If you’re apart of a local car group/club, we’d love to have you!

We’ve got access to the grass lot as well as the paved lot so there is plenty of space!!

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Arts & Entertainment

Weekend Radar: Mighty Joshua, JamPacked Craft Beer & Music Festival, Carytown Watermelon Festival, and more

I feel guilty picking an indoor event when looking at the forecast but that’s just the kind of rebel I am at times.

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Mighty Joshua at Dogwood Dell
August 13th

Mighty Joshua is some of the best reggae in Richmond. If you like reggae you should go to this free show.

Richmond Oddities & Curiosities Expo at Convention Center
August 13th

I went last year and came back with some treasures. I didn’t not come back with a taxidermy jackalope because I want to remain married.

The Oddities & Curiosities Expo showcases hand selected vendors, dealers, artists and small businesses with all things weird. You’ll find items such as: taxidermy, preserved specimens, original artwork, horror/halloween inspired pieces, antiques, handcrafted oddities, quack medical devices, creepy clothing, odd jewelry, skulls/bones, funeral collectibles & much more. We truly have something weird for everyone at our shows. All items you see at our shows are legal to own and sustainably sourced.

The O&C Expo provides a safe place for anyone to come and discover new artists, meet new friends and be surrounded by an amazing community of like-minded people. We pride ourselves in being a completely “DIY” ran show from start to finish. We find so much joy in being able to provide a place where you can feel at home surrounded by others that share the same interests.

We are the first and original traveling event exclusively showcasing oddities vendors and dark artists in the country. We are a one of a kind event and the first to do what we specialize in. We take tremendous pride in this and hope to gain your support along the way.

JamPacked Craft Beer and Music Festival on Brown’s Island
August 13th,

Beer and music what more do you need to know? How about costs? $35 at the gate no cash. It will give you access to over thirty breweries and a full line up of music. Bonus the weather will be awesome.

Carytown Watermelon Festival
August 14th

I know it’s heresy but I’m not a fan of the Carytown Watermelon Festival. I am glad its back for all those that enjoy it and I’m sure Jonathan the Juggler will be in the crowd somewhere so that’s always fun. This is the 40th Annual Watermelon Festival so they’re obviously doing something right.

The Richmond Tradition continues THIS SUNDAY with the The 40th Annual Carytown Watermelon Festival – presented by Publix Super Markets. The event kicks off at 10am and will feature something for everyone, including:
– live music on 5 stages throughout the festival area – music powered by Virginia Credit Union LIVE
– delicious eats from local food vendors
– one of the largest kids area’s of any festival in Virginia
– beer garden with proceeds benefitting Project Local
– arts, jewelry, crafts, and more!

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Weekend Radar: Moonlight Ride, AVAIL, Dragon Boats, Black Widow Tryouts

All our picks are taking place outside and the variety is a reminder of how awesome our city can be.

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Virginia Credit Union Moonlight Ride on the Northside and Sportsbackers
August 5th (Tonight)

It’s not too late to sign-up and ride with hundreds of others. Get back into the saddle little buckaroo.

Along with the 8-mile Ride, the 3-mile Family Ride, and virtual option, the Virginia Credit Union Moonlight Ride has something for everyone! Upon finishing your ride back at Sports Backers Stadium, celebrate at the Post-Ride Party with music, refreshments, and a soft drink or beer. Whether you join us for the in-person festivities or choose to ride your own route, all participants will receive a commemorative event shirt, bike lights, goodie bag, and more!

Costume & Tacky Light Contest: Dress up as your favorite character or decorate your bike with tacky lights. Be creative! Prizes will be handed out to the top 3 individuals, duos/groups and children, so be as outrageous as possible!

Register here.

AVAIL at Brown’s Island
August 6th

This is going to be a crowded one y’all. Can Brown’s Island sell out? Guess we’ll find out tomorrow. It’s a punk extravaganza with AVAIL, Quicksand, Cave In, Ceremony, Screaming Females, Terminal Bliss.

Tickets were still available here when I checked this morning.

Richmond International Dragon Boat Festival at Rockett’s Landing
August 6th

I’ve always dreamed of riding the dragon. It’s not going to happen this year but at least I can watch the dragons be rowed. It’s too late to register a team but there will be plenty to watch.

Image: Richmond Dragon Boat Facebook

Regarded as the liveliest festival stop on the MLDB circuit, Richmond is always a high-energy whirlwind of community rivalry mixed with team spirit. Embraced by local community teams, many festival attendees get creative with colorful uniforms, memorable costumes, and zany tent displays in the Athletes’ Village.

Thanks to the city’s central location on the American East Coast, teams from across the eastern seaboard and beyond travel to join local crews for a fun day of dragon boat festivities on and off the water. Many out-of-towners extend their stay to discover the attractions that made Richmond one of Frommers’ Top Destinations for 2014, such as the Civil War Trails, white water rafting, local craft breweries, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 17th Street Farmers’ Market, and the Edgar Allen Poe Museum.

Races take place on a 500m course with events for Mixed, Women’s, and Open teams. Local crews battle it out for the coveted Community Championship trophy.

Richmond Black Widows Open Tryouts at Randolph Community Center Park
August 6th

The Richmond Black Widows are the first women’s full tackle, 11-on-11, football team in Richmond. If you think you’ve got what it takes to join the team now is your moment to shine.

The Richmond Black Widows are holding open workouts!! As we begin gearing up for the 2023 season we would like to invite anyone interested in working out with the team to join us!
No football knowledge necessary! Come have fun and get a really great work out in. You have two opportunities to get work in before tryouts! 8/6 and 8/13.

What to Bring:
1) WATER!! Gotta stay hydrated
2) Towel. You are definitely going to sweat!
3) A friend! The more the merrier
What to Wear:
1) Any type of work out clothing that you don’t mind possibly getting dirty.
2) Sneakers or Cleats
Above all else bring your POSITIVE attitude and willingness to participate!
See you there!!

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Weekend Radar: Lucy Dacus, Cat Show, Prabir Trio “Hourglass Sessions” EP Release, Fish Fry

We had a sit-down with Mother Nature and she’s going to cut us a break this weekend. Take advantage of some cooler temps.

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Lucy Dacus & Courtney Barnett with Samia at Brown’s Island
July 29th (Tonight)

This is going to be a good one with Richmond native Lucy Dacus. As of this morning there were still tickets available.

LiVE LOUD: LUCY DACUS & COURTNEY BARNETT
with Samia
at Brown’s Island
July 29, 2022
Tickets on sale Friday, 3/18!
Tickets: https://bit.ly/LucyCourtney7-29
#SeeYouOnTheIsland
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DON’T GET RIPPED OFF!
The only authorized seller of tickets for this event is Broadberry Entertainment Group. You can safely purchase tickets at the lowest available price on our website or at our box office, located inside Plan 9 Records in Carytown. Broadberry Entertainment Group is not responsible for tickets purchased in any other locations and will not honor, exchange, or refund counterfeit, duplicate or invalid tickets.

Richmond Cat Show at Richmond Raceway
July 30th,

I’m a dog person. Taking me to a cat show would be torture but I know there are cat people and this is where you can find your kind.

🐈 𝗦𝗘𝗘 𝗨𝗣 𝗧𝗢 𝟯𝟱 𝗕𝗘𝗔𝗨𝗧𝗜𝗙𝗨𝗟 𝗖𝗔𝗧 𝗕𝗥𝗘𝗘𝗗𝗦!
~ 𝗦𝗛𝗢𝗪 𝗔𝗖𝗧𝗜𝗩𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗘𝗦 ~
👪 This is a 𝗙𝗔𝗠𝗜𝗟𝗬-𝗙𝗥𝗜𝗘𝗡𝗗𝗟𝗬 𝗘𝗩𝗘𝗡𝗧 that is fun for all ages!
🏆 𝗪𝗔𝗧𝗖𝗛 cats and kittens compete for Best in Show IN EACH of the 6 separate JUDGING RINGS!
😻 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 cat coloring books for the first 100 children!
🧸 𝗦𝘁𝘂𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗱 𝗔𝗻𝗶𝗺𝗮𝗹 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗲𝘀𝘁 around 2pm! Every entry wins a prize.
🛒 𝗦𝗛𝗢𝗣𝗣𝗜𝗡𝗚 for cats and people with vendors selling cat related items cat teasers, cat grooming products.
~ 𝗦𝗛𝗢𝗪 𝗛𝗢𝗨𝗥𝗦 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗚𝗨𝗘𝗦𝗧𝗦 ~
Saturday, July 30th • 9AM to 4PM
~ 𝗟𝗢𝗖𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 ~
Richmond Raceway Complex 600 E. Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23222
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/MzRQFEBhQjiJEWq69
FREE PARKING
~ 𝗔𝗗𝗠𝗜𝗦𝗦𝗜𝗢𝗡 ~
Tickets 🎟️ at the door Credit/Debit/Cash • Adults $8 • Seniors (65+) & Children 5-12 $6 • Children 4 & under free • Family 4 pack $20 • Online Tickets: mkc.ticketleap.com/richmondcatshowjuly30/
FREE PARKING
Come see 180 purebred and household pet cats compete for top cat in different judging rings throughout the day. Meet Maine Coon Cats, Egyptian Mau, Persians, Siamese, Ragamuffins, Bengals and up to 30 other breeds!
You can sit and watch cats on the judging table, or walk around and visit with the cats between judging. No matter what time you arrive you’re bound to see your favorite breed being judged.

Prabir Trio “Hourglass Sessions” EP release with Rikki Rakki and Mia Colpa! at Gallery 5
July 30th

Always great to see talented folks releasing new music into the world. Run, new music join the music herd off in the distance. Run be free.

Join us for Prabir Trio’s EP release at Gallery5!!!
Prabir Trio “Hourglass Sessions” EP release with Rikki Rakki and Mia Colpa!
The Prabir Trio blends more eastern sounds with western rhythms in the release of their latest recording. This live performance was recorded by Hourglass Sessions and will be released to the public for a limited run on Saturday July 30th at GALLERY5!

Sat July 30
Doors 8 / music 830
$10adv $12door

Fulton Hill Fish Fry & Birthday Celebration at Mrs. Girlee’s Kitchen
July 31st

My friends in the know tell me Mrs. Girlee’s Kitchen is pretty darn good. I haven’t been yet but perhaps this is the time.

Join us for the Fulton Hill Fish Fry and Birthday Celebration for the owner, Helen Holmes! The time is 12-4 pm at 4809 Parker Street RVA. Featuring the 5.00 Fish Sandwich! Live music by Rob & The Crew! Vendor opportunities available!

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