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.


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


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.