Festival of Arts The Dogwood Dell summer arts series continues with a martial arts demonstration (July 20), a performance by the Eziba Muntu African Dance Company (July 21), roots music by Page Wilson with Reckless Abandon (July 22), Iona's Celtic music (July 23), a musical tour of Virginia by Young Audiences of Virginia (July 24) and gospel music by Cora Harvey Armstrong and Full Deliverance (July 24). For more information, call 646-3355.

SummerStarz Tour SPARC's SummerStarz touring ensemble presents Delia Ephron's "How to Eat Like a Child: And Other Lessons in Not Being a Grown-up," a guide to life set to song and dance, starting at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, July 25 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and playing at various venues through July 29. Free. For more information, call 788-6453.


Barksdale Theatre "Anything Goes," the Cole Porter musical about romance on an ocean liner, Wednesday-Sunday through Aug. 14. Tickets are $34-$38. 1601 Willow Lawn Drive. Call 282-2620 or visit

ComedySportz "The Empire Rocks Back," an improv musical parody based on "Star Wars V," Saturdays through July at 10 p.m. Tickets are $12-$14. 7115A Staples Mill Road. 266-9377.

Empire Theatre Barksdale Theatre and the Living Word Stage Company present an encore presentation of the gospel musical "Crowns" at 8 p.m., running through July 31. Tickets are $34-$38. 114 W. Broad St. 282-2620.

Mystery Dinner Playhouse "Talk Show Murders," a daytime TV spoof, takes the stage for this dinner theater mystery, Friday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. inside the Best Western Governor's Inn. Tickets are $26.95-$36.95. 9826 Midlothian Turnpike. (888) 471-4802.

Richmond Shakespeare Festival Encore! Theatre Company continues the eighth season of Bard-tastic plays at Agecroft Hall and Gardens with "Romeo and Juliet" Thursday-Sunday at 8 p.m. Through July 31. Tickets are $23. 4305 Sulgrave Road. Call (866) 227-3849 or visit

Swift Creek Mill Theatre "Hank Williams: Lost Highway," the story of the life and music of the country singer, Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m. through Aug. 20. Admission is $28.50-$41.25. 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway.


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