SPORTSFlying Squirrels: Play ball, Richmond! The Squirrels are in town this weekend with fireworks on Thursday and Saturday, free lucha libre wrestling capes on Friday, and a visit from Paw Patrol on Sunday. Times vary. The Diamond, 3001 N. Boulevard. $8-$16. (804) 359-3866 or


CONCERTBritishMania: Beatles tribute band plays the Ashland Theatre, 7:30 p.m. at 205 England St. $30-$50. or (804) 401-7007.

EVENTSummer Moon Music Festival: Two-day “battle of the bands” where 12 local bands take the stage to battle it out for their charity organization of choice. Plus food trucks and beer stations. 4-10 p.m. Friday, noon-9 p.m. Saturday at Center of the Universe Brewing Co., 11293 Air Park Road, Ashland. Free entry; pay as you go. or (804) 368-0299.

THEATERSomething Rotten: In Richmond, a touring version of the Broadway musical about Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers desperate to write a hit play. Times vary at Altria Theater, 6 N. Laurel St. $30.50-$78.50. or (800) 514-3849. Through Sunday.


EVENTSPlay Day: Kids and adults alike are invited to the Visual Arts Center of Richmond to make art projects in more than a dozen studios throughout the day. Beer and food for purchase. 1-4 p.m. at 1812 W. Main St. Free entry. or (804) 353-0094.

Stone Brewing 3rd Anniversary: Celebrate Stone Brewing’s three-year anniversary in Richmond with vintage releases, barrel-aged brews and Stone-crafted beers. Saucy’s BBQ on-site and live music. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. at 4300 Williamsburg Ave.

Strawberry & Wine Festival: Featuring 13 wineries, ciders and a beer garden, plus 75 vendors, food trucks, live music on two stages and fresh picked strawberries. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Hanover Vegetable Farm, 13580 Ashland Road, Ashland. Free entry; pay as you go. (804) 752-2334.


CONCERTSThe 1975: English rock band from Manchester with hits such as “Girls” and “Somebody Else,” 7 p.m. at Virginia Credit Union Live! at Richmond Raceway, 900 E. Laburnum Ave. $39.50-$49.50. (804) 612-1900 or

Cracker: David Lowery and Johnny Hickman play an intimate set at The Tin Pan. 8 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.) at 8982 Quioccasin Road. $45-$50. or (804) 447-8189.

Tank and the Bangas: Funk, hip-hop rockers play The National, 7:30 p.m. at 708 E. Broad St. $22-$25. or (888) 929-7849.

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