Looking for something to do this weekend, here are my picks:
The Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce presents 11th annual Que Pasa? Festival,
Saturday, May 4, 11am – 7pm, Richmond’s Canal Walk, www.vahcc.com
. FREE admission and free shuttle buses to and from Asian American Celebration, www.quepasafestival.com
. Antoinette Essa serves as Emcee after 3pm.
16th annual Asian American Celebration,
Saturday, May 4, 11am – 7pm, Greater Richmond Convention Center, Free admission and shuttle buses to and from Que Pasa Festival, www.aasocv.org
or 804-245-4974. FREE, www.aasocv.org
Go Discover Richmond
. The 10K, 6.2 mile walking event, Saturday, May 4, with packet pickup & registration showcases starting at 7am. Walk
starts and ends at the Virginia War Memorial and goes past a variety of featured attractions that include Hollywood Cemetery, St. Andrew’s Church, Grace & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, and many more. Water stops and bathroom facilities will be located along the route and strollers are permitted. Participants can also register day of the event at 7am, details visit www.sportsbackers.org
5th annual Unity Ride to benefit The Sickle Cell Association of Richmond – OSCAR, Saturday, May 4, Ride starts around 10:15am from the parking lot of the Petersburg Health Department, 301 Halifax Street around and ends in the parking lot of Second Baptist Church, 3300 Broad Rock Boulevard around 10:30 a.m. – 10:45:45 a.m., Register by calling 804-400-5473 or 804-321-3311 or on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sickle-Cell-Association-of-Richmond-OSCAR/112647635442729.
“Arts in the Park” Show and Sale
, Carillon in Byrd Park, May 4th, 11-6 p.m. & May 5th, 11-5 p.m., FREE Parking and FREE Shuttles available at City Stadium parking lot. Handicap parking also available at the park. No pets please. More than 450 artists from around the U.S. will gather in Byrd Park to display everything from fine art paintings to jewelry, glass, fiber, ceramics, woodwork and more, www.richmondartsinthepark.com
18th annual Minds In Motion Final Performance “The Epic Of Gilgamesh”
, May 3-5, at The Carpenter Theater, Friday, 7pm, Saturday, 11am, 4pm, 7pm, Sunday 2 & 5pm, featuring 18 elementary schools & dancers from Richmond Ballet, Free tickets available 1 hour before each performance, first come first served, www.richmondcenterstage.com
or 804-592-3300 or 804-344-0906.
Richmond’s annual Cinco de Mayo Festival, 17th Street Farmer’s Market, 100 North 17th Street, Shockoe Bottom, Sunday, May 5, 11am-4pm, featuring a roaming Mariachi Band, food from La Plaza Market, beverages, face painting, arts & crafts, Free event.
Community Wide Tri-Cities 18th annual Musical Concer
t, Sunday, May 5, 4pm, at Henrico High School Auditorium, 302 Azalea Avenue, Fairfield, Free, www.countrywideproductions.com