Flying Squirrels 9/4-7
The The AA San Francisco Giants affiliate closes its regular season with a homestand against Reading. There’s post-game fireworks and a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the comedy Billy Madison on Sept. 5, and on Sept. 6, fans 14 and younger can get a free metal lunchbox. $9 and up. 359-3866 or squirrelsbaseball.com.
Tattoo Arts and Film Festival 9/4-5
In conjunction with the “Japanese Tattoo” exhibition, there will be screenings of the Viggo Mortensen-Naomi Watts film Eastern Promises and Tattoo Nation: The True Story of the Ink Revolution, plus other talks and screenings. VMFA. $8 per film or $25 for a two-day pass. 340-1400 or vmfa.museum.
The Third Man 9/6
A new restoration of Carol Reed’s 1949 noir classic is being screened as a fundraiser for the Bijou Film Center and Byrd Theatre Foundation at the Byrd. (The Hat has more details on the film and Joseph Cotten's connections to Central Virginia.) 7 p.m. $10. bijoufilmcenter.org.
Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin 9/10
Disney on Ice 9/10-9/13
The Disney centennial is celebrated in an ice-show extravaganza at the Richmond Coliseum. $22 and up. 780-4970 or richmondcoliseum.net.
VCU Southern Film Festival 9/10-12
The theme is Southern music, with a screening of the silent film Heart o’ the Hills, the Elvis Presley flick King Creole and and We Shall Overcome, a documentary narrated by Harry Belafonte. Venues and costs vary. wp.vcu.edu/sff/.
43rd Street Festival of the Arts 9/12
For the 24th year, artisans convene at the corner of Forest Hill Avenue and 43rd Street. The festival also serves as a fundraiser for CARITAS. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. 233-1758 or 43rdstgallery.com.
Federated Auto Parts 400 9/12
Stock-car drivers will vie to be in the running for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. The weekend of racing at Richmond International Raceway also includes the UNOH 100 on Sept. 10 and the Virginia 539 College Savings 250 on Sept. 11. 866-455-7223 or rir.com.
Virginia PrideFest 9/12
The Richmond Region’s LGBT community celebrates a day of unity and diversity, with musical performances and 80-plus vendors. The event will even have its own beer, Saisons of Love, produced by Wild Wolf Brewing Co. Brown’s Island. Noon to 8 p.m. Free. 592-1093 or vapride.org.
Glen Allen Day 9/19
This celebration features a parade down Mountain Road, live music, an arts and crafts fair and a cornhole tournament. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Meadow Farm Museum and Crump Park. Free. 257-9605 or glenallenday.org.
Know Good Beer & Music Festival, 9/19
Head to Brown's Island to enjoy local and national brews, along with live music. 1 to 8 p.m. $40 ($50 day of festival). knowgoodbeer.com
Publick Days 9/19-20
Visit Henricus Historical Park and tour the 17th-century Godspeed reproduction. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission ($5 parking fee). 748-1611.
State Fair 9/25-10/4
Catch the ever-popular racing pigs, the demolition derby, concerts, pro rodeo and more. Meadow Event Park in Caroline County. Ticket and event details: 994-2800 or statefairva.org.
Bio Ritmo 9/2
The Richmond salsa favorite is joined by the Puerto Rican group Orquesta Macabeo. (Read more about Bio Ritmo in our feature story by Don Harrison.) The Broadberry. $10. 353-1888 or thebroadberry.com.
The Wombats 9/8
The English indie rockers make a stop at The National in support of the group’s recent release, Glitterbug. 7:30 p.m. $18. 612-1900 or thenationalva.com.
Big Virginia Sky 9/10
The Americana quintet’s lineup includes Sammy Shelor, five-time Banjo Player of the Year for IBMA, banjo player for Alan Jackson and member of the Lonesome River Band. 8 p.m. at Ashland Coffee & Tea. $12. 798-1702 or ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.
Justin Kauflin Trio, 9/18
Jazz pianist Justin Kauflin, who grew up in Virginia Beach, has been performing professionally since age 15, after losing his sight four years earlier. Since graduating from William Paterson University, he has composed and performed on his first CD, Introducing Justin Kauflin, has been signed by producer and music icon Quincy Jones for management, and in 2013 and 2014, became part of Jones' World Tours. He'll perform at In Your Ear Music and Recording, 1813 E. Broad St., as part of JAMInc's concert series. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 303-0888 or jaminc.org.
Pokey LaFarge 9/24
This eclectic musician melds classic American music styles into an intoxicating blend all his own. Moved from the Jepson Theatre to University of Richmond's Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music. 7:30 p.m. $18. 289-8980 or modlin.richmond.edu.
John McCutcheon, 9/20
The renowned folk musician comes to Ashland Coffee & Tea. Those who missed McCutcheon's Richmond performance in the play Joe Hill's Last Will this past June will have a chance to hear stories and songs about the famed Swedish American labor organizer and musician, subject of McCutcheon's 37th album, released May 1. 7 p.m. $28 ($25 in advance). 798-1702 or ashlandcoffeeandtea.com.
Royal Southern Brotherhood 9/24
Grammy-winning Neville Brothers member Cyril Neville takes the stage at the Tin Pan as the band’s frontman. 8 p.m. $30. 447-8189 or tinpanrva.com.
“Colors of Haiti” through 9/13
Returning to the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, this exhibition showcases the beauty of Haiti through images and sculptures. Ninety percent of art sales benefit Midwives for Haiti, a nonprofit working to reduce maternal and neonatal deaths. 261-2787 or artsglenallen.com.
“Robert Hodierne: Vietnam War Photographs” 9/17-1/26/16
The exhibition at the University of Richmond’s Lora Robins Gallery features more than 40 photographs depicting combat in Vietnam. Hodierne, chairman of UR’s Department of Journalism, served two tours in the country. 289-8276 or museums.richmond.edu.
Sally Mann and Heide Trepanier, 9/18-10/30
At the Reynolds Gallery, photographer Sally Mann and painter Heide Trepanier present new works that are related through subject and technique. Mann’s “Six Rivers” collection offers landscape portraits of mist-shrouded shores and detailed stony outcroppings displayed in large-format prints. Her views are of several rivers that run through Virginia, including the Blackwater, the James and the Piankatank. Trepanier’s “Perverse Totems” often resemble wavering reflections of strange landscapes on otherworldly waters. In this new work, she’s floating alcohol-based inks on the surface of milk and water and photographing the chemical changes. An opening reception will be held Sept. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m., with a book signing for Mann's memoir, Hold Still, from 7 to 7:30 p.m. 355-6553 or reynoldsgallery.com.
“Indelible” through 9/20
Anne Burlock Lawver showcases photographs of tattoo sessions, capturing responses from each subject. Artspace. 232-6464 or artspacegallery.org.
“Bikes: Science on Two Wheels” through 9/27
Visitors can see the evolution of the bicycle, from the historic penny-farthing (with a huge front wheel) to modern sporting bikes. Included with general admission of $11. 864-1400 or smv.org.
“Japanese Tattoo” through 9/27
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts photography exhibition features work by seven renowned tattoo artists. 340-1400 or vmfa.museum.
“Butterflies Live!” through 10/11
Hundreds of tropical butterflies feed, flutter and take flight in the north wing of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Conservatory. Included with regular garden admission of $12. 262-9887 or lewisginter.org.
“Beard Wars” through 11/30
Visit the Valentine to view portraits photographed by Richmond’s own Terry Brown. Inspired by images of Civil War generals in the Valentine’s collection, the pictures feature members of the RVA Beard League. 649-0711 or thevalentine.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.
“In Gear: Richmond Cycles” through 1/3/2016
The Valentine presents the history of cycling in Richmond from the 19th century to today. $10. 649-0711 or thevalentine.org.
“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 presents a historical transit exhibit curated by University of Richmond students. GRTC Transit System Headquarters. Free. 358-3871, ext. 354, or ridegrtc.com.
Virginia Voices ongoing
A documentary incorporating crowd-sourced footage and featuring a mesh of stories and perspectives from people all across the state is shown daily at the Virginia Historical Society. (Find out more by reading our article on the premiere.) Free. 358-4901 or vahistorical.org.
The Boy in the Bathroom through 9/4
The Michael Lluberes play at Firehouse Theatre follows David, who has OCD and has not left the bathroom for a year as he tries to write his thesis. $15 to $35. 355-2001 or firehousetheatre.org.
Junta High 9/10-18
Presented by Theatre VCU, this play by Clay McLeod Chapman follows the fictional story of an American high school turned war-zone. (Read The Hat's interview with Chapman here.) $25. 828-6026 or vcutheatre.showclix.com.
A Second Helping 9/17-10/24
Swift Creek Mill Theatre opens its 50th season with a sequel to The Church Basement Ladies. $38 ($55 buffet and theatre). 748-5203 or swiftcreekmill.com.
The Fabulous Lipitones 9/18-10/25
The opener for Virginia Repertory Theater’s Barksdale Season at Hanover Tavern, The Fabulous Lipitones is a comedy about a barbershop quartet welcoming a replacement for its recently deceased lead singer. It’s the regional premiere of a work by John Markus and Mark St. Germain, directed by Markus. (Read our interview with Markus here.) $40. 282-2620 or va-rep.org.
Aries Spears 9/25-27
Known for his sketch comedy as a cast member on Fox’s Mad TV, Spears mixes a quick wit into his aggressive stand-up style. Funny Bone. $22. 521-8900 or funnybone.com.