2nd Best Comedy Fest: Three nights of local and national comedy acts at Coalition Theater, The Basement Theater, and Canal Club. Times and prices vary. Through Saturday. www.2ndbestfest.com.
Flowers After 5: The summer concert series kicks off with a performance from River City Party Band. 5 p.m.- 9 p.m. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave. $8-$13; free for members. www.lewisginter.org or (804) 262-9887.
Music in the Garden: The Valentine’s free concert series held every Thursday in June starts this week with music from Deau Eyes and Justin Golden. Includes free admission to the museum. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. The Valentine, 1015 East Clay Street, thevalentine.org or (804) 649-0711.
Richmond Shakespeare Festival: Starts for the summer with a production of Shakespeare’s stormy island masterpiece “The Tempest.” Thursday to Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Through June 30. Agecroft Hall, 4305 Sulgrave Road. Tickets $20-$35. (804) 340-0115 or www.quilltheatre.org.
Friday Cheers: The War and Treaty & The Teskey Brothers. 6-9:30 p.m. at Brown’s Island, Fifth and Tredegar streets. $10. venturerichmond.com.
Three Sheets to the Wind: Catch Richmond’s favorite “yacht rock” band at Short Pump Town Center for a free concert. 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. 11800 W. Broad St. www.shortpumptowncenter.com.
Richmond Night Market: One-of-a-kind vendors, music, farmers market, social and more. 5-10 p.m. at 17th Street Farmers’ Market, 100 N. 17th St. Free entry; pay as you go. (804) 874-4045 or www.facebook.com/richmondnightmarket.
Virginia Boat Club Regatta: Annual boat regatta where visitors are invited to come out to watch over 150 boat races. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Robious Landing Park, 3800 James River Road, Midlothian. Free to watch. https://www.regattacentral.com/regatta/?job_id=6285
Vintage is for Lovers Market: Shop Richmond’s top vintage vendors, artists and makers, noon-4 p.m. at Maymont, 1700 Hampton St. $5. Proceeds benefit Maymont. www.eventbrite.com.
Beer, Bourbon & BBQ: Sample bourbon and BBQ all day. VIP noon-6 p.m., regular admission 2-6 p.m. Tickets $39-$55. Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E. Laburnum Ave. www.beerandbourbon.com.
Vibefest: Parking lot party with all-day music and dishes from Positive Vibe Cafe. Benefits Positive Vibe Foundation’s training program for individuals with disabilities. Noon-6:30 p.m. at Stratford Hills Shopping Center, 6788 Forest Hill Ave. $8 donation; food for purchase. (804) 560-9622 or www.positiveviberva.com.
Viva La Vintage Market: A curated market featuring vintage clothing, homewares, furniture, objects, and more. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. The Hof, 2818 W. Broad St. https://www.facebook.com/events/1859239490840733/