Arthur Ashe

Arthur Ashe Jr. talks about contracting AIDS during a morning press conference in Richmond, Va., May 5, 1992.

Celebrate the life and legend of Richmond tennis great Arthur Ashe this weekend, plus take in big-name concerts, “The Wiz,” a kid-friendly festival and more ways to get in the swing of summer in RVA.

Styx

Styx

Styx

Friday

The Chicago band best known for ’70s and ’80s rock hits such as “Come Sail Away,” “Too Much Time on My Hands” and “Mr. Roboto” plays Virginia Credit Union LIVE! at Richmond Raceway. 7:30 p.m. at 900 E. Laburnum Ave. $37-$77. (804) 612-1900 or www.vaculive.com.

‘The Wiz’ at Virginia Rep

Opens Friday

Ease on down the road with the Tony Award-winning R&B and soul musical based on “The Wizard of Oz” at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre at Virginia Rep Center, 114 W. Broad St. Times vary; tickets start at $36. (804) 282-2620 or va-rep.org. Through Aug. 4.

Trampled by Turtles

Trampled by Turtles

Trampled by Turtles

Friday

Bluegrass band Trampled by Turtles plays Music at Maymont in support of its latest album, “Life Is Good on the Open Road.” Deer Tick opens. Entry at 6 p.m.; music starts at 6:30 p.m. at Maymont, 1700 Hampton St. $32.50 in advance, $42.50 day of show. musicatmaymont.com.

Arthur Ashe Boulevard Celebration

Saturday

It’s official! The Boulevard is now known as Arthur Ashe Boulevard, and the city is ready to celebrate with the official street sign unveiling, 11 a.m. at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture at 428 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd. A community celebration with free tennis clinics, food trucks, face painting and more follow, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Arthur Ashe Athletic Center, 3001 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd. www.arthurasheblvd.com.

Bumblebee Jamboree

Learn about pollinators at the Bumblebee Jamboree.

Bumblebee Jamboree

Saturday

Celebrate the power of the pollinator with hands-on learning opportunities for kids. There will be pollinator-related crafts, puppet shows, snacks, games and other interactive activities. Kids can get close to pollinators by going into the Virginia butterfly safari tents as well as watching enclosed observation beehives. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Maymont Children’s Farm, 1000 Spottswood Road. Free. Hosted by Chesterfield County Cooperative Extension Office and Chesterfield County Master Gardeners. (804) 751-4401 or bit.ly/bbj2019.

— Colleen Curran

Colleen Curran covers arts and entertainment for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. She writes the weekly column Top Five Weekend Events.

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