RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — It looks like the bulk of Hurricane Matthew is going to miss us here in Richmond. While Saturday should be wet, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t get out and see the sights. At the very least, we still have Friday night?
8News has you covered on what’s going on this weekend.
Richmond Folk Festival: Richmond’s 11th annual Folk Festival brings over thirty performers and artists specializing in traditional music, dances, and art from all over the world. Featuring Cajun, Italian, Congolese, Appalachian, Gospel, Zydeco, Blues, Afghan, Cuban, Rockabilly, Bulgarian, Gamelan, Sri Lankan, Brazilian and more international and American genres. And the latest from their website: “The Richmond Folk Festival will go on Rain or Shine!”
Where: Brown’s Island, Downtown Richmond
When: Friday 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m. – 10 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Cost: Free, although donations are welcome; food and crafts for sale
Pumpkin Patch Days: Every weekend in October, the Ginter Park United Methodist Church will host events while selling pumpkins. Friday will include a storytime for the young-uns and Saturday will feature a Farmer’s Market
Where: Ginter Park United Methodist Church, 1010 West Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, Virginia, 23227
When: Friday at 4 p.m. and Saturday at 9:30 a.m.
Cost: Free + the cost of anything you buy
First Fridays: It happens only once a month, but all the galleries and art spaces in Richmond open their doors and host live music, art, and all around good times
Where: Visual Arts Center, University of Richmond, Art Works, Quirk Gallery, Gallery 5, Sediment, Glave Kocen Gallery
When: Friday night
Cost: Free +the cost of anything you buy
Lucy Dacus: The Richmond native singer and songwriter performs songs from her debut album “No Burden,” My Darling Fury and Spooky Cool open
Where: The National, 708 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219
When: 8 p.m.
Cost: $16 at door
Gucci Mane: The popular Atlanta-based rapper is touring in support of his latest, post-prison album “Everybody Looking”
Where: Classic Amphitheater at Richmond International Raceway, 600 E Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23222
When: Doors at 6 p.m., Starts at 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $100/day of
Hannibal Burress: Writer, actor and comedian Hannibal Burress comes to Richmond to share his latest stand-up set
Where: Carpenter Theater at Dominion Arts Center, 609 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219
When: 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $12 – $25, depending on seats
VCU Cares Clinic Presents: Despicable Me at the Byrd: Come watch “Despicable Me” to raise money for the nonprofit, pro-bono physical therapy organization designed to serve the uninsured and underinsured population in the greater Richmond area.
Where: Byrd Theater, 2908 West Cary Street, Richmond, Virginia 23221
When: 2 p.m.
Cost: Suggested $5 donation
A Benefit for the Home Featuring Jackass Flats and Jouwala Collective: A couple local bands play a benefit concert to raise money to help Richmond native Carter Anderson, who’s long been homeless, pay for his new home
Where: The Broadberry, 2729 West Broad Street Richmond, Virginia
When: Doors 8 p.m., Show 9 p.m.
Cost: $10 – $20 donation