TODAY
    Monday Jul 24 - Jul 28 @ 8:00 AM
Wilderness Warriors Martial Arts & Survival Camp
River City Aikido – River City Aikido is offering this exciting and unique summer camp in Richmond, VA: week-long day camps for kids age 6+ designed to provide unscripted adventure, challenging fun, and practical skills! Martial arts, adventure, exploration, wilderness survival, and more! Camps take place in different parks in the Richmond area, and parents drop off and pick-up at the park location. Pre-register ASAP as spaces are limited. Easy online registration as www.rivercityaikido.com. Five weeks are available: June 19-23, 2017 (3 SPOTS LEFT) July 10-14, 2017 July 24-28, 2017 August 7-11, 2017 August 21-25, 2017 (FULL CAPACITY) Contact Brian Hill 804-387-2279 bthill70@gmail.com www.rivercityaikido.com
 
TODAY
    Monday Jul 24 @ 9:00 AM
Heritage Crafts and Games Summer Camp
Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia – July 24-28 This unique camp will address many of the common period games that children would have enjoyed during the 17th and 18th centuries. Children will engage in colonial and Native American crafts and period games, including pottery-making, calligraphy, candle-dipping, butter-churning and soap-making, to making daily crafts including dolls, medicine pouches, clay pots and more. Snacks and water provided. $ 100 per child. For details call Bryan Truzzie at 751-4946.
 
TODAY
    Monday Jul 24 - Jul 28 @ 6:30 PM
Vacation Bible School VBS
New Life Outreach International – Join us for Vacation Bible School July 24-28 at 6:30pm nighly. Sign up today at newlife1.org and at the sign up sheet in the lobby. Call (804) 276-6767 for more information.
 
TODAY
    Monday Jul 24 @ 7:00 PM
The 9:55 Club Open Mic
955 Club Comedy – That is right. It is open mic time again. We have 11 spots open at 10 minutes a each. Sign-up starts at 7pm with the show at 8pm ( the slots fill up most nights by 7:05 pm so get there early). Just wanna sit and watch? Awesome we love having ya. We got Jeremy behind the bar with drink specials all night.
 
TODAY
    Monday Jul 24 @ 9:00 PM
The Camel Staff Showcase featuring Curtana, Mon Chère, Moons of Zeus and Jeremy White. at The Camel
The Camel – Some of your favorite The Camel staff members are going to be hitting the stage to play a FREE show on 7/24. Curtana (Taylor) - RVA Progressive Instrumental https://soundcloud.com/curtanarva Mon Chére (Brian) - Electronic Indie Rock *** FIRST SHOW *** Moons of Zues (Sammy) - 60's psyche rock injected with blues, leaving a Doors feel https://moonsofzeus.bandcamp.com/releases Jeremy White (Coco Nathan)
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 10:00 AM
Kids Summer Series: July 25
The Greater Richmond ARC – The week's theme is theater! We will bring the drama to that ARcpark with our friends at SPARC - School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community. Join us at the outdoor stage for interactive drama! Free to all with a special gift each week for the first 100 kids to arrive. Events are weather dependent. Please check webpage for updates! Proudly sponsored by: Rick Hendrick Chevrolet Buick GMC Interested volunteering for these events? Contact events@richmondarc.org or 804.358.1874.
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 10:30 AM
Recycling Storytime
Richmond Public Library – Learn ways to recycle and help the environment with this special storytime, part of our Summer Reading Program: Reading Adventures @ your library. Join us for an exciting summer filled with storytimes, music, crafts, magic, and more. Discover the wonders of nature and adventuring in the great outdoors!
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 11:00 AM
Intern Lunch
Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond (BTSR) – If your church or ministry site is hosting an intern, we would love for you to join us for lunch and conversation. We will share informal conversation about call, as well as information on how to launch the seminary search process. Mentors and interns are all welcome! (If you're too far to travel to BTSR, we will gladly provide you a web link to join the conversation. Contact admissions@btsr.edu) Registration is required!
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 6:00 PM
Hoka Fun Run
Fleet Feet Richmond – Join Fleet Feet Richmond and Hoka One One on July 25th for our weekly Tuesday Fun Run! We'll have 3, 4, and 5 mile options. All paces welcome! Come check out the brand new Clifton 4!
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 6:00 PM
Rock Cactus Gardens
Richmond Public Library – Create a cactus garden that never needs watering!
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 7:00 PM
• no caps tour • luhx. / fifty fifty / WaBEYA / Cupid McCoy
Gallery5 – Doors 7pm / Sounds 8pm // DOS $6 luhx. https://soundcloud.com/luhx_music I fifty I fifty I https://soundcloud.com/officialfiftyfifty/longing WaBEYA https://soundcloud.com/wabeya Cupid McCoy https://soundcloud.com/cupidmccoy
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 7:00 PM
Starry Lake: Paint Nite at Islamorada Fish Company
Bass Pro Shops – Raise your glass to a NEW kind of night out! Paint Nite® invites you to create art over cocktails at a local restaurant or bar, guided by a professional artist and party host. Grab your friends and spend two hours drinking, laughing, and flexing your creative muscles. There’s no experience necessary and we’ll provide all the supplies, so you don’t have to worry about a thing (except having a great time!). Must be of legal drinking age. Food and drink may be purchased at the event. The event begins promptly at the start time listed above. Please allow extra time to find parking and get settled. If you're coming with a group (yay, how fun!) make sure you arrive early to get seats together. If you're planning to eat dinner before the event, please inform the host/hostess that you're with Paint Nite® and check in with us to reserve your seats.
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jul 25 - Jul 26 @ 7:30 PM
Mamma Mia!
Broadway in Richmond – Tickets On Sale Now! TWO SHOWS: July 25 at 7:30PM & July 26 at 7:30PM MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Whether it’s your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time at MAMMA MIA!. MAMMA MIA On Tour is part of the 2017-2018 Broadway in Richmond season. Season tickets available now at http://broadwayinrichmond.com/subscribe.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jul 26 - Jul 30 @ 8:00 AM
On to Richmond: The Peninsula Campaign
Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce – Conference will include tours of Stuart’s Ride Around McClellan, The 7 Days, & the Lower Peninsula. Tours & talks by Robert E.L. Krick, Edwin Bearss, John Fox, John Quarstein, and others based at the Homewood Suites – Richmond Airport location. Click here for the brochure and pricing: https://chambermaster.blob.core.windows.net/userfiles/UserFiles/chambers/1180/File/2017JulyBrochureOnline11.pdf Wednesday, July 26 Breakfast at Homewood Suites (avail. 6 – 9 a.m.) 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. “The War on the Lower Peninsula” bus & walking tour led by John Quarstein Bus leaves from Homewood Suites Lunch included Dinner on your own Bus Tour Description: When we asked expert historians who should lead a tour of the lower Peninsula, the answers were unanimous. Everyone said John Quarstein was the man for the job! He is the absolute expert on that aspect of the Civil War and all of the sites associated with those events. This is a tour not to be missed. Sites to visit: Remnants of the U.S.S. Monitor at the U.S.S. Monitor Museum Overlook to view site of Battle of Monitor and Merrimack Historic Fort Monroe Lee’s Mill Earthworks Williamsburg Battlefield And more! Dinner on your own 8 p.m. Evening Session Welcome to the Seminar - Ted Alexander Preservation News at Richmond National Battlefield - David Ruth, Superintendent of Richmond N.B. Find out about the extensive preservation that’s been done to preserve the hallowed ground of the 7 Days’ Battles. “The Last Days of the U.S.S. Monitor” - John Quarstein The U.S.S. Monitor gained fame for its success at the Battle of Hampton Roads, only to meet its demise in a watery grave off the coast of North Carolina. This is its story told by one of the leading experts on the subject. Thursday, July 27 Breakfast at Homewood Suites (avail. 6 – 9 a.m.) 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. “Day One of 7 Days Tour” bus & walking tour led by Ed Bearss and Robert E. L. Krick Bus leaves from Homewood Suites Lunch included Dinner on your own Bus Tour Description: Don’t miss this detailed tactical tour led by two of the premier battlefield trampers in the U.S. – Ed Bearss and Bobby Krick. Today we will explore the opening battles of the 7 Days. Sites to visit: Drewry’s Bluff Lee’s Headquarters at the Dabbs House Mechanicsville Battlefield Gaines Mill And more! 8 p.m. Evening Session “Lost in the Historic Triangle: The Battle of Williamsburg” - Drew Gruber “The battle of Williamsburg has received less importance in history than it has merited,” said Edwin Brown of the 1st Massachusetts Volunteers shortly after the May 5, 1862 battle. Thankfully, within the past few years scholars have reexamined the battle’s importance beyond being a mere footnote in the story of the Peninsula Campaign. Through an analysis of recent research, this session will highlight the until-recently overlooked importance of the Historic Triangle’s Civil War history, and describe the unique challenges associated with the preservation and interpretation of the Battle of Williamsburg. Photographing the Peninsula” - Mike Gorman A look at the Peninsula Campaign and Seven Pines through the photographer’s lens. Through the photographs made during this campaign we can see the first photo documentation of a country at war, as well as the evolution of concepts of war and even art itself. Friday, July 28 Breakfast at Homewood Suites (avail. 6 – 9 a.m.) 8 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Sessions at Homewood Suites Sessions in Presidential Room Lunch included Dinner Included Topics to discuss include: “A Week of Uncertainty: Stonewall Jackson and His Role in the Seven Days” - Robert E. L. Krick The spring and summer of 1862 was a testing time for Jackson. Our speaker, a leading authority on the Army of Northern Virginia, will analyze Jackson’s role and discuss the pros and cons of his leadership in 1862. A Perfect Tempest of Iron Raining Down” - Ed Sanders The result of the Federal Navy’s first and only effort to reach Richmond by the James River, the Battle of Drewry’s Bluff, saw Confederate sailors, Marines and heavy artillerymen repulse a Union fleet including ironclads. This program will explore the difficulties faced by the Federal Navy in the battle and how the hastily built river defenses at Drewry’s Bluff eventually became a “perfect Gibraltar” protecting Richmond. “Perspectives on the 1862 Peninsula Campaign” - Christopher Kolakowski McClellan’s advance on Richmond was unlike anything seen before in American military history. This talk will examine how it was unique, and analyze some overlooked aspects of the campaign on both sides. “The Leadership of Lee and McClellan and Other Aspects of the Peninsula Campaign” Panel Discussion with Ed Bearss, Ethan Rafuse, and others 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch at Homewood Suites 1:30 – 6:30 p.m. Sessions Cont. “The Battle of Glendale: Lee’s Lost Opportunity” - Doug Crenshaw On June 30 elements of Lee’s army converged on the retreating Union army at Glendale. Although the Confederates made several breakthroughs, Union counterattacks saved the day and prevented Lee’s best chance of cutting off the Union army from the James River. Learn more from the man who wrote the book on the battle. “Harrison’s Landing: The Most Important Six Weeks of the War You’ve Never Studied” - John Coski McClellan’s “change of base” to Harrison’s Landing typically is one of the great laugh lines in the narrative of the Civil War. As we all know from our 20/20 hindsight, “Little Mac’ did not use his new base on the James River to launch a new campaign against Richmond. Instead, the Army of the Potomac spent six hot summer weeks at Harrison’s Landing doing nothing, and moved only when R. E. Lee stole the initiative from McClellan. Yet the six weeks at Harrison’s Landing when nothing happened were among the most important weeks of the war. “Blood or Bread: The Richmond Bread Riot” - Robert Dunkerly Tensions on the home front exploded in April of 1863 in Richmond. The Richmond Bread Riot was the largest civil disturbance in the Confederacy. This program goes beyond Union attempts to capture Richmond and will discuss the causes and consequences of the riot. 6:30 p.m. Dinner at Homewood Suites 7:30 p.m. Evening Session “Little Mac’s Grand Campaign” -Ethan Rafuse One of the leading biographers of McClellan will examine the general’s conduct during the Peninsula Campaign. Particular focus will be placed on the organizational, strategic and operational vision that guided the McClellan’s conduct. Annual Luhn Memorial Silent Auction All proceeds donated to battlefield preservation Saturday, July 29 Breakfast at Homewood Suites (avail. 6 – 9 a.m.) 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. “The 7 Days, Part 2” bus & walking tour led by Ed Bearss and Robert E. L. Krick Bus leaves from Homewood Suites Lunch included Dinner on your own Bus Tour Description: Today we will complete our tour of the 7 Days actions concluding with the site of the Confederate bloodbath at Malvern Hill. Sites to visit: Gaines Mill Savage Station White Oak Swamp Malvern Hill And more! 8 p.m. Evening Session “Stuart the Bold Cavalier” - John Fox Join us as our tour guide for Sunday provides an overview of the life of Jeb Stuart, one of the greatest cavalrymen of the Civil War. Sunday, July 30 Breakfast at Homewood Suites (avail. 6 – 9 a.m.) 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. “Jeb Stuart’s Ride Around McClellan’s Army – June 12-15, 1862” bus & walking tour led by John Fox Bus leaves from Homewood Suites Lunch included Dinner on your own Bus Tour Description: On June 11, 1862, Lee instructed Brig. Gen. Jeb Stuart to make a secret movement to the rear of the Union Army to gather intel on McClellan’s movements. This order set into motion one of the greatest raids of the War and its success placed Jeb Stuart’s name in newspaper headlines both North and South. Stuart’s subsequent report signaled Lee to go on the offensive known as the Seven Days’ Battles. Sites to visit: Hanover Tavern Taliaferro’s Mill Haw’s Shop Tunstall’s Station And more ** Please note: Bus driver compensation included. Seminar based at Homewood Suites at 5996 Audubon Dr., Sandston, VA 23150. Deluxe continental breakfast for Homewood Suites guests each morning.Complimentary hotel dinner available Monday – Thursday. All participants responsible for arranging hotel accommodations for the seminar, which is not included in tour price. $112/night double occupancy plus tax. Each participant will receive a packet of tactical maps and a name badge. Seminar registration fee schedule here: http://civilwarseminars.org/?page_id=392 Please contact Lark Plessinger at 717-264-7101 or email lplessinger@chambersburg.org with questions.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 11:00 AM
How… do you turn a sketch into a garment?
VMFA Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – How… do you turn a sketch into a garment? with Johann Stegmeir, Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance, University of Richmond Wed, Jul 26 11am-noon Reynolds Lecture Hall Free, tickets required Yves Saint Laurent was the first couturier, or creator of one-of-kind garments, to revolutionize his designs and business by creating “rive-gauche” or ready-to-wear pieces. Explore how he made this possible by watching Johann Stegmeir take an idea and turn it into a wearable garment using two different construction processes: patterning and draping. This program is inspired by the special exhibition, Yves Saint Laurent: a Perfection of Style.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 1:00 PM
Know Your Hip Hopstory
Richmond Public Library – Know Your Hip-Hopstory is a Hip-Hop based program/workshop that explores and examines the internal frameworks within the culture of Hip Hop. Our mission is to spotlight the awareness upon creative innovations used as methods of problem-solving to combat social injustices of brown and black people leading to the origin, arts, music, philosophy, language, technology, and movements birthing Hip-Hop. And how still to this day, Hip-Hop is utilized as an artistic platform for individuals to resolve personal and communal conflicts to uncover their unique histories. This is a 3 part series that takes place on the 12th, 19th, and 26th at North Avenue (1-2pm) and Hull Street (4-5 pm).
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 4:00 PM
Know Your Hip Hopstory
Richmond Public Library – Know Your Hip-Hopstory is a Hip-Hop based program/workshop that explores and examines the internal frameworks within the culture of Hip Hop. Our mission is to spotlight the awareness upon creative innovations used as methods of problem-solving to combat social injustices of brown and black people leading to the origin, arts, music, philosophy, language, technology, and movements birthing Hip-Hop. And how still to this day, Hip-Hop is utilized as an artistic platform for individuals to resolve personal and communal conflicts to uncover their unique histories. This is a 3 part series that takes place on the 12th, 19th, and 26th at North Avenue (1-2pm) and Hull Street (4-5 pm).
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 6:30 PM
Alewerks Beer Dinner
Alewerks Brewing Company – Join us for our first of many beer dinners! For our initial one, we thought we'd partner with Alewerks, an incredible Virginia brewery that has been making exceptional brews for quite some time. We will have a welcome beer and beer pairing from 6:30-7:00, followed by three courses served family style with beer pairings. The beers served will be Weekend Lager, Superb IPA, Tavern Brown, and Lover's Greed, a very limited release American Wild Ale. From Alewerks: " July 15 is the long-awaited release of our celebrated American Wild Ale, Lover's Greed. Last released in 2014 to great acclaim, this batch has been sitting in red wine barrels for 3 years, waiting for the perfect moment. And that moment is upon us. Tart and funky with an amber hue. Aroma of rose and peach. Sweetly malty with a hint of sour apple." Beer Advocate Score - 90 (Outstanding) Ratebeer -94 2015 VCBG Gold Medal for Sour Ale The cost is $50 and that includes tax and tip. There will be an additional service fee if you choose to pay via Eventbrite, but if you'd like to avoid that additional fee, you can call 804-432-0012 and purchase tickets directly from us.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 8:00 PM
Beres Hammond
The National – Beres Hammond Tickets on sale Friday, May 5th at 10 am ALL AGES *end time is approximate*
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 8:00 PM
The Camel's Open Mic Night!
The Camel – The Camel's Open Mic Night! Hey everyone, we're back with another night hosted by The Camel. Bring a USB & we'll record your set! (NOT A HARDRIVE - A USB). To clear confusion: - We will NOT be doing backing tracks anymore, if you have a song you'd like to perform you can always bring tabs for the backing band to play. -Bands are strongly encouraged and there will be specific slots to fill for bands -We also encourage you to stay around to connect with other artist's and network, collaborate, and support other musician's! It will be a first come, first serve basis with a sign up sheet. Sign up's start at 7pm and show starts at 8pm. We will be providing a drumset, bass amp, guitar amp for people to use. Please bring your own guitars, drum sticks, and guitars pedals you will need. We will not be providing anything outside of the backlined drums & amps so if you need anything else for your set please come prepared. We are excited about this and think its a great way to find new acts around the city.