Innsbrook After Hours continues its 31st year with country artist Chris Young

September 01 2016 - Special guest TBA, 6 p.m., $20+
Innsbrook After Hours continues its 31st year with country artist Chris Young at 6 p.m. Special guest TBA. Tickets start at $20. Gates open at 5 p.m. All proceeds from the concert series benefit the National Constitution Plaque Initiative and the Innsbrook Foundation. Rain or shine. For tickets and more information, call the IAH Hotline at 423-1779 or visit http://www.innsbrookafterhours.com

Lewis Ginter to host Flowers After 5, screen ‘The Lego Movie’

September 01 2016 - , 8 p.m., $8 to $13
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will celebrate the end of summer and their popular Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks exhibit with a screening of “The Lego Movie” from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. during Flowers After 5. Find a spot on the terrace lawn in front of the Rose Garden to enjoy the movie. Blankets and chairs welcome. Snacks will be available for purchase. Admission is $13 for adults, $11 for seniors 55+ and $8 for children 3-12. The LEGO exhibit is included with Garden admission. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org

The Tin Pan to host Bill Kirchen, Austin de Lone’s “Transatlanticana” CD release party

September 02 2016 - , 8 p.m., $20 to $25
The Tin Pan, 8982 Quioccasin Rd., will host Bill Kirchen and Austin de Lone’s “Transatlanticana” CD release party at 8 p.m. Kirchen, the “Founding Father of Americana,” and de Lone, the “Godfather of Pub Rock,” cut the album in Austin and London, capturing on disc the best of their 30-year collaboration. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For details, call 447-8189 or visit http://www.tinpanrva.com

American Legion Post 125 to hold dance with a live band every Friday, Saturday

September 02 2016 - All dances are open to the public, 8 p.m., $7 to $8
American Legion Post 125, located at 1401 Hilliard Rd., will hold a dance with a live band every Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Snacks and coffee are provided; drinks are available for purchase. All dances are open to the public. Cost is $7 on Fridays and $8 on Saturdays and benefits American Legion Post 125, a nonprofit veterans organization. For details, call 716-0800.

Lewis Ginter, Genworth to host ‘Genworth Free Community Day’ at the garden on Labor Day

September 05 2016 - Enjoy contemporary hip hop and R&B from The Heavy Hitter DJ Lonnie B from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Free
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and Genworth will host Genworth Free Community Day at the garden on Labor Day, Sept. 5. All visitors will be admitted free between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Free admission includes music in the afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. under the tent in front of Bloemendaal House by The Heavy Hitter DJ Lonnie B, hosted by Kelli Lemon, presenting a mix of contemporary hip hop and R&B. This will be one of the last chances to see the Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks exhibit, which ends Sept. 18. Free admission also includes entrance to the Butterflies LIVE! exhibit and, for players of Pokemon Go, the Garden will be purchasing lures to increase the number of Pokemon at the Garden on Labor Day. The Garden is also partnering with the Lakeside Business Association as a collection site on this day for donations of school supplies benefiting Lakeside Elementary School. For details, visit http://www.lewisginter.org

Pianist, Phish-devotee Holly Bowling to perform at The Tin Pan

September 07 2016 - Debut album is “Distillation of a Dream: The Music of Phish Reimagined For Solo Piano", 8 p.m., $15
Pianist Holly Bowling will perform at 8 p.m. at The Tin Pan, 8982 Quioccasin Rd. Bowling is a classically trained pianist devoted to the legendary rock band Phish. Having attended over 300 shows by the Burlington-based quartet, she became obsessed by their famous rendition of “Tweezer” from Lake Tahoe on July 31, 2013. It led Bowling to transcribe this 37-minute improvisational masterpiece note-for-note and arrange it for solo piano. That journey led to her debut album, “Distillation of a Dream: The Music of Phish Reimagined For Solo Piano,” a 2-CD set featuring 15 songs, three of which were transcribed from live renditions, including “Tweezer.” Tickets are $15. For details, call 447-8189 or visit http://www.tinpanrva.com

UR Modlin Center for the Arts to present The SteelDrivers

September 09 2016 - Concert is part of the Grammy Award-winning group’s national Long Way Down Tour, 7:30 p.m., $40
The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will present The SteelDrivers at 7:30 p.m. at Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music. The concert is part of the Grammy Award-winning group’s national Long Way Down Tour. The Rounder Records bluegrass quintet is comprised of Tammy Rogers (fiddle and vocals), Gary Nichols (guitar and vocals), Mike Fleming (bass and vocals), Brent Truitt (mandolin), and Richard Bailey (banjo). Tickets are $40. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu

Willie Nelson added to Innsbrook After Hours schedule

September 15 2016 - Special guest Aaron Lewis, 6 p.m., $20+
Willie Nelson will perform at Innsbrook After Hours Sept. 15, with guest Aaron Lewis, concert series officials announced Aug. 4. Tickets will go on sale Aug. 10, with $20 early-bird general admission tickets available through Aug. 16 at http://www.innsbrookafterhours.com
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With a six-decade career and more than 200 albums, Nelson has earned countless awards as a musician and amassed credentials as an author, actor, and activist.

In the past five years alone, he has delivered 10 new album releases, released a Top 10 New York Times’ bestsellers book, headlined Farm Aid (an event he co-founded in 1985), received his fifth-degree black belt in Gong Kwon Yu Sul, headlined the last three years of the on-going Luck Reunion food and music festival at his ranch in Luck, Tex. during SXSW, announced the launch of his cannabis company (Willie’s Reserve) and appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

Rocker-turned-country singer Aaron Lewis will open the show as Nelson’s special guest. Lewis, the front man of the rock band Staind, will release his solo album Sinner the next day (Sept. 16). The first single off that album. “That Ain’t No Country,” is currently playing on country radio stations nationwide. The title track for the album is a duet with Nelson.

Community

Free children’s clothing for those in need

The Children's Clothing Closet at Highland Springs United Methodist Church will be open Saturday, Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 to provide free new or nearly new children's clothing for families in need, prior to the start of the school year. The Clothing Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to noon both days. The church is located at 22 North Holly Avenue. > Read more.

County plans Fourth of July event


Henrico County Recreation and Parks will present “Red, White, and Lights” at Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park July 4.

Henrico County has hosted a Fourth of July celebration annually since 1981, but this year’s event will offer a later start time and expanded hours and be highlighted by new entertainment.

The free event will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will feature the Richmond Symphony, a laser-light show, patriotic performances, and family activities. > Read more.
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Weekend Top 10


It’s a great weekend to get outside! The Pocahontas Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society is offering two events this weekend. Accompany the group to find and document native plants present and blooming in Echo Lake Park on Saturday or take a “Sunday Stroll” at Dorey Park to observe the seasonal changes taking place. Other outdoor events this weekend include the final summer concert at West Broad Village and “Fridays on the Patio” at James River Cellars Winery in Glen Allen. If you’re going to be outside, don’t forget the insect repellent! To learn more about avoiding those pesky mosquitos, check out Henrico County’s “Fight-the-Bite TODAY” event tomorrow. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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