Friday – Adam Sandler is coming to town on his stand-up set and he just might be filming a Netflix special while he’s here. The comedian got his start on “Saturday Night Live” and is known for his classic creation “The Hanukkah Song,” which deserves an airing every holiday season. Joining him will be former SNL buddy Rob Schneider. Tickets start at $52. 8 p.m. Altria Theater, 6 N. Laurel St.
Saturday – ICA Opening – The Institute for Contemporary Art finally opens to the public. Be first in line to see “Declaration,” the opening exhibit featuring 70 provocative works of art from over 30 artists. The block party will bring artists, makers, and interactive activities to the street, as well as food trucks. Plus an artists’ alley, activities for kids and more. Free, but timed tickets will be required for building and exhibition access during opening weekend. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 601 W. Broad St.
Saturday – RVA Earth Day Festival – Head to Manchester for an all-day Earth Day Festival with almost 100 local vendors and food and drink options such as Goatacado, Blue Ridge Bucha, Boka Tako, King of Pops and more. Taste the Local will serving local beers from Legend Brewery and other craft breweries. There will also be a gear swap and info on environmentally friendly groups such as the Sierra Club. Plus music from Lobo Marino, R.E.M. cover band Dead Letter Officers, Neil Diamond cover band Diamond Heist and Mighty Joshua. From south of the Mayo Bridge in Manchester to Plant Zero, 220 Hull St. Free parking on 7th Street between Hull and Bainbridge. Noon-7 p.m.
Saturday – 3-Wide Virginia Craft Beer Fest – A new craft beer festival is coming to town at Richmond Raceway. Held before the Toyota Owners 400 race in the Old Dominion building, fest-goers can sample unlimited 4-ounces of 2 craft beers from local craft breweries. Two words: pace yourself. NASCAR can be a long day. 1 p.m.-5:30 p.m. $30. Add on party deck access for the race for $50. Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E. Laburnum Ave.