RVA Fireworks on the James, Patriotic Family Fun, rescheduled for Saturday, July 5th, fireworks around 9:15. Event is Free, things allowed: lawn chairs, blankets, food, unopened, sealed, plastic water/beverage bottles only, not allowed: pets, tents, alcohol, glass of any kind, metal containers. Details http://www.fireworksonthejames.com/.
The public is also invited to enjoy RVA Fireworks on the James at The Virginia War Memorial, 621 South Belvidere Street. Visitors encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chairs. The Memorial’s Paul and Phyllis Galanti Education Center will be open Saturday from 9am until 10pm, fireworks scheduled around 9:45pm. Details www.vawarmemorial.org or call 804-786-2060.
Concerts/events at Dogwood Dell – Sunday, July 6th, Plunky and Oneness performs on the Dell Stage at 8pm; July 10th, Elegba Folklore Society 8:30pm; July 11th, David Esleck 8pm; Events at Dogwood Dell are free and open to the public, for details visit http://www.richmondgov.com/parks/documents/BrochureDogwoodDell.pdf or call 804-646-3677 or 804-646-5733. Shuttle service will be running from City Stadium to Dogwood Dell for the celebration.
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Posing Beauty in African-American Culture through July 27th and Identity Shifts, & First Fridays: July 5th Fado Nosso, traditional and modern blues of Portugal, 6-8pm, http://vmfa.museum/ or call 804-340-1400.
James River Cellars Winery, Saturday, July 5th, 2nd annual Smoke & Vine Festival, 4pm- 10pm, sampling of wines from James River Cellars Winery and Cigar Realm; lawn chairs and blankets suggested, parking at the winery, shuttles from Virginia Center Commons for overflow. Winery at exit 86B (Elmont), second stoplight turn right on Route 1 (Washington Highway), winery at 11008 Washington Highway, Glen Allen, www.jamesrivercellars.com, advance tickets $20, www.smokeandvinefestival.com, or 804-986-2902 or 804-727-7951.
Gospel Jazz Fest @ Fairmount, Saturday, July 5th, 3pm- 7pm at 1920 Fairmount Avenue, presented by Bethlehem Baptist Church in cooperation with Healthy “U” 7th District Health & Wellness Initiative, performances include Ban Caribe, Debo Dabney & Curv Appeal, Saxophonist Gregory Amos, Music Ministries of Bethlehem Baptist Church and other gospel choirs from throughout the city. There will also be health screenings, games and crafts, face painting and finger printing for children, and fire, police and the Sheriff’s departments will be on hand, for details call 804-643-3404.
The Color Purple, through August 3 at The Sara Belle & Neil November Theatre Marjorie Arenstein Stage, Based on the novel written by Alice Walker and the Warner Bros/Amblin Entertainment Motion Picture, Book by Marsha Norma, Music and Lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray, Directed by Chase Kniffen, http://va-rep.org/show_color_purple.html