Friday – Sunday – Armenian Food Festival – Hye burgers, pomegranate wine and cheese beoregs are just a few of our favorite things on the menu at the Armenian Food Festival. One of Richmond’s longest-run festivals, the Armenian Food Festival serves up three days of dancing, music and delicious home-made Armenian food . A favorite with Richmond families. 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday and noon-7 p.m. Sunday at St. James Armenian Church, 834 Pepper Ave. Free.
Friday – Lucy Dacus – Richmond musician Lucy Dacus has been touring a bit and returns this weekend for a blow-out show at The National before heading out for more big sets in Brooklyn and Los Angeles. With Big Thief and Molly Sarlé. 8 p.m. $16 in advance, $21 day of show. The National.
Sunday – Shockoe on the Half Shell – Dig into Virginia oysters served roasted, fried, smoked, and on the half shell at Enrichmond’s Shockoe on the Half Shell. The Savory Grain will be there, as well as oyster harvesters from the Eastern shore. Plus local craft beer, cider, live music by the Center Stage Band and National Oyster Shucking Champion, Deborah Pratt. Noon-5 p.m. At temporary location 1615 E. Broad St., one block from the 17th Street Farmers Market which is under construction. $1; food and beverages for sale.
Sunday – Iron Reagan at The Camel – Richmond thrashers crush the Camel along with Valkyrie,
Homewrecker and Enforced. 7pm. $12