Thursday – Neko Case & Mt. Joy – Wild child singer-songwriter Neko Case plays The National. She sings powerfully captivating songs about love, forces of nature, even caged animals. Mt. Joy, a five piece from Philadelphia opens. Take a listen to their new single “Silver Lining” and you’ll see why Rolling Stone said they “could be your new folk-rock heroes.” 7:30 p.m. $22.50.
Saturday – Glenn Close – Did you know the famous ‘Fatal Attraction’ star has a Virginia connection? She went to the College of William & Mary to study theater under Howard Scammon. She returns to the Richmond area for the Richmond Forum where she will discuss “Human Characters,” including the deeply flawed characters she has played throughout her career as well as those she has met in her own life. She will also discuss mental illness. 8 p.m. at the Altria Theater, 6 N. Laurel St. Call the Forum office for ticket availability at (804) 330-3993.
Saturday – Poe Birthday Bash – Celebrate Poe’s 209th birthday party with a 12-hour bash at the Poe Museum. The event includes tours led by costumed interpreters that reimagine Poe’s last night in Richmond and his favorite spots to visit in town with his young wife, Virginia. Other festivities include live music under a heated tent, birthday cake and a birthday toast to the legendary writer at midnight. Noon-midnight. $8, free for kids under 6 and members.
Saturday – Soul Image Film Festival – Trina Parks, the first black Bond girl from the James Bond films, will be in town signing autographs and talking about her career with other guest speakers and filmmakers at the Soul Image Film Festival. Noon-10 p.m. $25. Four Points by Sheraton on Laburnum.