Prime 5 weekend occasions: Friday Cheers, Kings Dominion & Busch Gardens | Leisure




Socially distant concerts at Friday Cheers.




Indie rock band The Futurebirds will be running a fundraiser for the World Pediatric Project at the Bon Secours Training Center on Friday.




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People ride the new Twisted Timbers roller coaster at Kings Dominion in Doswell, VA. 23 March 2018.




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Dirty south

Coronation theme: Organon, 2008, Nadine Robinson (American, born England, 1968), loudspeakers, sound system, mixed media. High Museum of Art, Atlanta, given by John F. Wieland Jr. in memory of Marion Hill, 2008.175.




Agents of good roots

Friday Cheers, a pod-seat concert by The Futurebirds, and Kings Dominion and Busch Gardens are open for the season.

Friday Cheers: agents of good roots

Friday Cheers takes over Browns Island, 500 Tredegar St., for its second concert of the season with Richmond rockers Agents of Good Roots and Americana band Leon III, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This show is sold out, but several other Friday Cheers concerts scheduled for late June and early July still have tickets. Reserve yours now; You go fast. www.venturerichmond.com.

Attend a pod-seat concert by the Athens, Georgia-based indie rock band The Futurebirds at the Bon Secours Training Center. The show is a fundraiser for the World Pediatric Project. In the past, the event was held in a private home and was organized by the Junior Board. That year, however, the organizers decided to hold a socially distant concert in response to the pandemic. With light starters made of mosaic, beer and wine and a silent auction. The music starts at 7.45 p.m. (gates open at 7 p.m.) at 2401 W. Leigh St. $ 500- $ 1,000 for a pod for four. https://e.givesmart.com/events/koX/

Kings Dominion opens on Saturday

After closing due to the pandemic last summer, Kings Dominion is reopening for a regular season of roller coasters, family entertainment, and the Soak City water park with Coconut Shores, a new water feature, and a beachfront dining area. Reservations or advance tickets are required to enter the park. Face covering is required in the park. Kings Dominion, Doswell. Daily entry: $ 39.99. www.kingsdominion.com.

Prime 5 weekend occasions: Flying Squirrels, Friday Cheers & Grace Potter | Leisure




A customer picks up a carton of strawberries from the Agriberry tent during the South of the James Farmers Market on Saturday May 2, 2015.




The Richmond Flying Squirrels added a mural at The Diamond to honor the 34 VUU students who held a peaceful sit-in protest in 1960.




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Fireworks rose above The Diamond on Saturday as the Richmond Flying Squirrels honored a veteran from each service branch. It featured Coast Guard veteran Lance Dodd (from left), his wife Greer and Amanda Johnston.




Grace Potter




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SUBSCRIPTIONPU: KaThleen Villanueva (left) and Diana Rose Penaloza took advantage of Tuesday’s sunshine to visit the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Henrico County. During a break between the tulips, they inspected some of the photos they had takenT: A. Bee visited a flower in the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Expect partially sunny skies and a high of 60 on Thursday. A spring break in the garden

Browns Island concerts, baseball games, farmers markets and other events are back in Richmond!

Some of them took a break last year because of the pandemic. And we are very happy that you are returning.

Thursdays south of the James Farmers Market

The popular farmers market returns to Forest Hill Park on Thursday evening with farmers, artists, food trucks, produce, meat and more. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Forest Hill Park, West 42nd Street, and New Kent Avenue. Until October.

The Flying Squirrels are finally back at The Diamond! When baseball is back in town it feels like a return to some sort of normalcy. The squirrels compete against the Hartford Yard Goats, with wine mud and dogs on Thursday, happy hour on Friday, fireworks on Saturday, and a Mother’s Day celebration on Sunday. Thursday and Friday 6:35 p.m., Saturday 6:05 p.m., Sunday 13:05 p.m. 3001 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd. $ 8- $ 15. (894) 359-FUNN (3866).

Friday Cheers is back on Browns Island, with pod-sit concerts and local talent rocking almost every Friday night in May and June. The season starts with a sold out concert by the Cris Jacobs Band (above) with folk, rock and funk and the opening of the soulful siren Deau Eyes. Tickets are still available for some Friday Cheers concerts. Reserve them now; You go fast. 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Browns Island. $ 30- $ 60 for pods for two to eight people. www.venturerichmond.com.