What to Do in Richmond This Week: July 25-31 

These hot days are heavy with '90s rock and electric football.

click to enlarge Garbage plays the National on Monday, July 25.

Garbage plays the National on Monday, July 25.

There's plenty more to do between now and Labor Day in our 2016 Summer Guide.

Monday, July 25
Go back in time for your alt rock. The ’90s hit-makers of Garbage play at the National. 8 p.m. $34.50. thenationalva.com.

Tuesday, July 26
Visit Hollywood while you’re above ground. Learn things about Hollywood Cemetery that you never knew. It’s part of Richmond History Tours, presented by the Valentine. 10-11:30 a.m. $5-$15. thevalentine.org.

Wednesday, July 27
Revel in melodic angst. Post-everything curmudgeons the Swans return to Richmond for a night at the Broadberry. Noise merchant Okkyung Lee opens. Buy your tickets soon. The group’s show last year sold out in a matter of hours. 8 p.m. $25-$30. thebroadberry.com.

Thursday, July 28
Up your ocean understanding. The 2013 documentary film, “Ocean Frontiers II: a New England Story for Sustaining the Sea,” hits the big screen at the Virginia Historical Society. Panel discussion follows. 5:30 p.m. Free. vahistorical.org.

click to enlarge Electric Football World Championships and Convention, July 29-31.
  • Electric Football World Championships and Convention, July 29-31.

Friday, July 29
Shrink your football, not your obsession. Electric Football enthusiasts gather in Richmond for the Electric Football World Championships and Convention from July 29-31 at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel. Sponsored by Tudor Games and the Miniature Football Coaches Association, this is the only place on earth where this many people will be playing what arguably was the most disappointing game of the 20th century. You’ll be amazed by how far it’s come. See the documentary of last year’s convention filmed by Richmond’s Porter Street Films at tinyurl.com/electricfootballrva.

Saturday, July 30
Reflect on days gone by. Watch Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical comedy of the 1930s era, “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” at Hanover Tavern (July 15-Aug. 28). Direction by Steve Perigard. hanovertavern.org.

Sunday, July 31
Watch creativity under pressure. The 48 Hour Film Project challenges small teams with minimal, but mandatory elements to include in a short film, which must be created and shot in 48 hours. All that work’s done. But now you can watch the competition’s best-of screening at the Byrd Theatre. 48hourfilm.com/richmond-va.


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