The Poe You May Not Know 6/4
As part of the Banner Lecture series, Barbara A. Cantalupo, editor of The Edgar Allan Poe Review, highlights the author’s love of beauty and the visual arts. Virginia Historical Society. Noon to 1 p.m. $6. 358-4901 or vahistorical.org.
Ashland Strawberry Faire 6/6
Sample strawberry-dotted treats from local purveyors and restaurants. Plus, enjoy live music, a strawberry shortcake contest, a children’s Strawberry Pageant and the fair’s first pet pageant. Randolph-Macon College. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. ashlandstrawberryfaire.com.
Festival of the Arts 6/7
Visit Dogwood Dell from June through August for concerts and performances, starting with a Renaissance Fair on June 7 at 4 p.m. and a production of Romeo and Juliet by Richmond Shakespeare and Henley Street Theatre at 8 p.m. Free. 646-1437 or richmondgov.com.
Bumblebee Jamboree 6/13
Celebrate National Pollinator Week with family-friendly activities, including a live butterfly safari tent, puppet shows, a VCU display of live bugs, and more. Maymont Children’s Farm Area. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. 751-4401 or maymont.org.
River Street Arts Festival 6/13
Join the Southside Virginia Council of the Arts in the historic Old Towne District of Petersburg for a day of arts, crafts, music and food. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Free (entry fees apply to some activities). 862-1162 or southsidevirginiaarts.org.
The Turn Left Golf Classic 6/15
This second annual golf event benefits the charity arms of the Richmond Flying Squirrels and Richmond International Raceway. The Dominion Club. Shotgun start at noon. $750 for a foursome team entry (includes lunch, gift bags and more). 228-7563 or rir.com/turnleftgolf.
Juneteenth, a Freedom Celebration 6/19-20
Sponsored by the Elegba Folklore Society, the free event features a symposium, performances, children’s activities, the Freedom Market and a torch-lit night walk on the trail of Enslaved Africans in observance of Juneteenth National Freedom Day. 644-3900 or efsinc.org.
The Remains of Division 6/23
Kristen Green grew up in Farmville and attended the Prince Edward Academy, co-founded by her grandparents in response to the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court Brown v. Board of Education ruling. The Academy didn’t admit black students until 1986, when Green was in eighth grade. In 2013, she returned to Farmville to better understand the racial divide of her youth and its lingering effects. Her new book, Something Must Be Done about Prince Edward County, is a personal investigation into forces that shaped a generation of young people, black and white. Green, a Harvard Kennedy School graduate and former Richmond Times-Dispatch reporter, will read from, sign and discuss the book on June 23, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble store at 1111 W. Broad St. kristengreen.net. —HK
St. Vincent 6/3
Grammy Award winner St. Vincent takes the stage at The National. 8 p.m. $25. 612-1900 or thenationalva.com.
Andrew Tufano 6/6
Loudoun County singer-songwriter Andrew Tufano brings his blend of folk, pop and soul to the Tin Pan as part of a 47-city tour. 7 p.m. Free. 447-8189 or tinpanrva.com.
Live Art: Soul 6/7
Mechanicsville native Jason Mraz returns to Richmond along with singer-songwriters Sara Bareilles and Mandy Moore. Produced by the School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community, this concert will also feature more than 200 students. Altria Theater. 6 p.m. $30 to $70. (800) 514-3849 or sparconline.org/liveartsoul.
Suzy Bogguss 6/7
Country-music stalwart Suzy Bogguss takes the stage at the Tin Pan. Her latest album, Lucky, a Merle Haggard tribute, reached the Top 20 on the Americana charts. 7 p.m. $35. 447-8189 or tinpanrva.com.
Weird Al Yankovic 6/11
Pop-music parodist extraordinaire Weird Al Yankovic visits the Carpenter Theatre on the heels of his latest album, Mandatory Fun, the first Billboard-topping comedy release in a half-century. 7:30 p.m. $45 to $55. 592-3400 or rich mondcenterstage.com.
John Mellencamp 6/13
Catch the co-founder of the Farm Aid concerts at the Altria Theater as part of his Plain Spoken Tour with special guest Carlene Carter (June Carter Cash’s daughter). 7:30 p.m. $39.50 to $118.50. (800) 514-3849 or altriatheater.com.
Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. 6/19
Those who followed America’s Got Talent’s sixth season may remember that year’s winner, crooning car wash operator Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. Check him out at the Beacon Theatre in Hopewell. Doors open at 6 p.m. $20 to $50. 794-6700 or the beacontheatreva.com.
Lee Ann Womack 6/28
Country artist Lee Ann Womack takes the stage at the Beacon Theatre in Hopewell as part of her “The Way I’m Livin’ East Coast Tour.” Doors open at 6 p.m. $30 to $50. 794-6700 or the beacontheatreva.com.
Ruby Palmer, Christian Haub and Robin Braun through 6/12
The latest exhibition at the Page Bond Gallery features “Ever-changing” new paintings by Robin Braun, “Floats” acrylic sculpture by Christian Haub and “More Adventures in Structure and Light” paintings by Ruby Palmer. 359-3633 or pagebondgallery.com.
“Van Gogh, Manet and Matisse: The Art of the Flower” through 6/21
This bouquet of work at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts features 65 paintings by more than 30 artists spanning some 300 years. $15. 204-2704 or vmfa.museum.
Sarah Hand, Carissa Potter Carlson and Michael-Birch Pierce through 6/27
Join Quirk Gallery for Hand’s “Asleep in the Stars,” featuring a collage of sculptures. Plus “Echoes of Truth,” works by Carlson, will be in the shop, while Pierce’s “All That’s Left Unspoken,” which utilizes embroidery techniques and fashion, is also on display. 644-5450 or quirkgallery.com.
“New Faces II” through 8/30
Presented by 1708 Gallery, the exhibition is the second installment in which works by young Richmond artists are featured. 643-1708 or 1708gallery.org.
“Auschwitz/Oświęcim” through 12/30
More than 2,000 square feet of exhibit space illustrates how three large camps of the Auschwitz complex embraced the entire range of Nazi policies and atrocities. Virginia Holocaust Museum. 257-5400 or va-holocaust.com.
“Classical Allure: Richmond Style” through 1/31/2016
The exhibition explores themes related to the four Roman goddesses that adorn the Virginia state seal, featuring items from the Valentine’s 40,000-piece costume and textile collection. 649-0711 or thevalentine.org.
“RIDE: Public Transit in Richmond Since 1888” ongoing
The new Transit Museum had its grand opening on April 23 and unveiled a historical transit exhibit curated by University of Richmond students. GRTC Transit System Headquarters. Free 358-3871, ext. 354, or ridegrtc.com.
Much Ado About Nothing 6/4-28
In Shakespeare’s comedy, young lovers’ upcoming wedding is sabotaged amid a tangled web of misunderstandings. It’s part of the Richmond Shakespeare Festival at Agecroft Hall. $15 to $30. 340-0115 or henleystreettheatre.org.
The story follows John after he takes a break from his boyfriend and then meets the girl of his dreams, filling him with guilt and indecision. TheatreLAB. 8 p.m. $30. 505-0558 or theatrelabrva.com.
Quartet through 6/6
Three retired opera singers plan a concert to celebrate Verdi’s birthday, but when another opera diva arrives, the planning process is upset. CAT Theatre. $19. (888) 695-0888 or cattheatre.com.
The Amazing Acro-Cats 6/11-21
These feline purrrformers show off their amazing feats of agility as they walk tightropes, push carts, skateboard and balance on balls. Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse. $20. 514-3849 or richmondcenterstage.com.
Yank! The WWII Musical through 6/13
Richmond Triangle Players’ musical examines which stories get told during wartime and how World War II became a catalyst for bringing gay men and women together. $35. 346-8113 or rtriangle.org.
Dancing with the Stars: Live! 6/25
Professionals and celebrities from past seasons of the ABC reality competition series perform new numbers and re-create some of the show’s memorable moments. Altria Theater. 8 p.m. $49.50 to $59.50. (800) 514-3849 or altriatheater.com.