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May 31
The 25th annual Greek Festival brings Greek food, dancing and entertainment to the Greek Orthodox Cathedral through June 3. Malvern and Grove avenues. 355-3687.

June 1
Costumed historical characters reveal the everyday lives of 19th-century Southerners during the Museum of the Confederacy's Summer Living History program, daily through Sept. 3. 649-1861.

June 2
Head to Port Town Urbanna for their fine art and craft festival, Art on the Half-Shell. (804) 758-1606.

This year's Family Jubilee celebrates the Richmond art community with artists, performers, musicians and more today on Brown's Island and along the Canal Walk. Free. 643-2826.

Civil War Living History Weekend takes place at Stratford Hall Plantation today and June 3. (804) 493-8038.

The Virginia Museum's Fast/Forward series presents Ron Brown/Evidence — vibrant, high-energy choreography. 7 p.m. 340-1405.

June 3
The Valentine Museum offers one of its walking Neighborhood Tours. Call 649-0711 for particular theme and location.

Listen to live music on the portico of the White House of the Confederacy during Jefferson Davis' Birthday Concert today at 3 p.m. Free. 649-1861.

June 5
The Virginia Museum's Young@ART summer programs for preschool children begin today. 204-2697.

June 9
Goodwill Industries hosts Feria Latina, community assistance information, employment opportunities, food and fun at Goodwill's main facility. 6301 Midlothian Turnpike, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 521-4955.

The yearly Ashland Strawberry Faire features arts, crafts, live entertainment and strawberry treats of all kinds, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on the campus at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland. Free. 752-6766.

June 10
The Valentine gives a Hollywood Cemetery walking tour from the entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets at 2 p.m. 649-0711.

June 12
Children's Studio summer programs begin today at the Virginia Museum. 204-2663.

The Flag Day Celebration at the Museum of the Confederacy introduces visitors to all the colorful banners and flags kept at the museum. 649-1861.

June 15
Theatre IV opens a summer revival of "They're Playing Our Song," the hit Broadway musical by Neil Simon, Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager, through July 22 at the Barksdale Theatre at Willow Lawn. 282-2620.

June 16
Virginia Dairy Day celebration is a family favorite. This year's event features milk mustache photos, milking demonstration, free dairy products and activities 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Virginia Center Commons.

June 17
The Valentine Museum offers one of its walking Neighborhood Tours. Call 649-0711 for particular theme and location.

June 24
Take a tour of Shockoe Slip and the Canal during Canal Boats and Cobblestones, a Sunday walking tour by the Valentine Museum today at 2 p.m. from the James Center Clock Tower. 649-0711.

July 1
Take a walking tour to learn the History and Architecture of Civil War Richmond from the Museum of the Confederacy at 1201 E. Clay St. Presented by the Valentine Museum. 649-0711.

Audition today for Swift Creek Mill Theatre's August Summer Theatre Camp, which begins Aug. 6. Youth ages 10 and older learn acting technique, set design, makeup, audition methods and more, through Aug. 17. Fills quickly: for application and information, call 748-5203.

July 4
Fireworks explode over Richmond tonight at The Diamond, a favorite Fourth of July destination, as well as at the Carillon at Byrd Park. Look out of town for the annual Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebration at Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park. 501-5121; the Ashland Fourth of July Parade and Picnic in downtown Ashland by the railroad tracks. 798-2728; the Roaring 4th of July at Great Meadow (540) 253-5001; and Sherwood Forest Plantation's 19th-century Independence Day and Ice Cream Social, 829-5377.

July 7
The Big Gig starts today. This midsummer musicfest features more than 50 day and evening performances at various venues throughout the area. Through July 27. Free. www.downtownpresents.org. 643-2826.

July 8
Take a tour of Hollywood Cemetery with Kathy Whittington from the entrance at Cheery and Albemarle streets at 2 p.m. Offered by the Valentine Museum. 649-0711.

July 9
The Museum of the Confederacy's four-day Summer Teachers Institute begins today. Call 649-1861 for registration information.

July 15
Tour the Floodwall during another Sunday walking tour presented by the Valentine Museum at 2 p.m. today from the Floodwall parking lot.

July 21
Take a juicy bite out of the annual Shockoe Tomato today at the Farmer's Market in Shockoe Bottom. Free. 780-8597.

The Virginia Museum opens "Narratives of African American Art and Identity: The David C. Driskell Collection," a national exhibit giving an overview of over 125 years of African-American art. 340-1400.

July 22
Take a tour of Shockoe Slip and the Canal during Canal Boats and Cobblestones, a Sunday walking tour by the Valentine Museum today at 2 p.m. from the James Center Clock Tower. 649-0711.

July 23
Musical Mondays at Maymont offers regional community bands plus family performers like juggler Jonathan Austin and entertainer Betsy Q, every Monday at 6:30 p.m. on the Carriage House lawn through Aug. 27. Free. 358-7166.

July 26
The Bookshelf Series for school-age children begins today at 11 a.m. and continues Thursdays through Aug. 16.

July 28
Duck Race on the James, the annual benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters, takes place on Brown's Island today with food, entertainment and family activities. 282-0856.

July 29
The Valentine Museum offers one of its walking Neighborhood Tours. Call 649-0711 for particular theme and location.

Aug. 1
The 20th Virginia Food Festival is an all-you-can-eat feast featuring the best in Virginia produce, seafood, drinks and more, at the Richmond Raceway Complex on Strawberry Hill. Tickets required, 643-3555.

Aug. 5
The Valentine Museum offers one of its walking Neighborhood Tours. Call 649-0711 for particular theme and location.

Aug. 6
Swift Creek Mill Theatre's Summer Theatre Camp begins today. Auditions required. See July 1 listing or call 748-5203.

Aug. 12

The Valentine gives a Hollywood Cemetery walking tour from the entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets at 2 p.m. 649-0711.

Maybe it's the sidewalk deals, or just the excuse to gobble tons of junk food. Richmonders love the Carytown Watermelon Festival, a day of music, food and, of course, watermelons. Free. 353-1525.

Aug. 16
MTV's TRL Tour with Destiny's Child is listed on Pollstar for a stop at the Richmond Coliseum tonight. The Coliseum could not confirm by press time. Try to remain calm. Coliseum box office: 780-4956.

Aug. 18
Toast the 26th annual Virginia Wine Festival today and Aug. 19 at Great Meadow in The Plains, near Warrenton. More than 350 wines from nearly all of Virginia's 60 wineries will be available for tasting and purchasing. $16 in advance. Call 1-800-520-9670.

Aug. 19
The Valentine Museum offers one of its walking Neighborhood Tours. Call 649-0711 for particular theme and location.

Tuesday Night Movies -
at Legend Brewing Company, 8:30 p.m. 321 W. 7th St. 232-3446

May 22 — "Thunderball"
May 29 — "Strange Brew"
June 5 — "The Pink Panther"
June 12 — "Ocean's Eleven"
June 19 — "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance"
June 26 — "Midnight Cowboy"
July 3 — "The Jerk"
July 10 — "A Clockwork Orange"
July 17 — "Dirty Harry"
July 24 — "Walking Tall"
July 31 — "Taxi Driver"
Aug. 7 — "Risky Business"
Aug. 14 — "Repo Man"
Aug. 21 — "Sixteen Candles"
Aug. 28 — "Raging Bull"

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