More than 20 Virginia craft breweries will take over the Richmond Coliseum on Aug. 2 to inaugurate Virginia Craft Beer month with Virginia Beer Live! Sample, compare and talk to the brewers themselves at this indoor (air-conditioned!) event, plus live music and food. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and tickets are $12 to $37 in advance, $14 to $39 the day of the event, with discounts for designated drivers. Richmond Coliseum, 601 E. Leigh St., 780-4970 or richmondcoliseum.net/events/virginia-beer-live .