Friday – Friday Cheers – Week two for Friday Cheers brings New Orleans hip-hop, funk soul five-piece Tank and the Bangas to Brown’s Island for a night of steamy music. Their catchy tune “Quick” won NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest last year. Louisiana sextet Sweet Crude opens with some Cajun-infused indie pop. $10. 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Brown’s Island, Fifth and Tredegar streets.
Saturday – Punk in Drublic Fest – New to Richmond, the punk-rock music-meets-craft beer fest is bringing big-name bands NOFX, Bad Religion, The Interrupters, Mad Caddies and The Last Gang to town. Sample from over 100 craft beers represented by Stone Brewing, Bell’s, Deschutes, Odell’s and more, plus a few local offerings up to 4 p.m. Then pay as you go. The festivals tagline is “stumbling to a town near you.” Just so you know. Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center at 2401 W. Leigh St. 1 p.m.-9 p.m. Tickets $49.50-$99.50, ages 21 and older.
Sunday – Music in the Park – The free summer concert series in Forest Hill Park kicks off, as it traditionally does, just in time for Mother’s Day. The Illbillys will perform fun cover songs in a variety of genres. Bring chairs or a picnic blanket, but leave the booze at home, organizers say. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Forest Hill Park, New Kent Road and West 42nd Street.
Sunday – Mother’s Day – If you’re looking for ways to celebrate, here are a few-tried-and-true options to make your mom feel special on Sunday. Take her to brunch at any fine Richmond establishment. Bring her to a concert at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Bloemendaal House from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and see the Butterflies LIVE! and the Origami in the Garden exhibits while you’re there, $8-$13 general admission, 1800 Lakeside Ave., (804) 262-9887. Treat her to a Flying Squirrels afternoon game at 1:05 p.m. for a Nutasha bobblehead giveaway at the Diamond, $8-$14, 3001 N. Boulevard, (804) 359-3866. Or pack a picnic dinner for a free concert from the Richmond Concert Band at Agecroft Hall at 6 p.m. and stroll around the beautiful grounds in bloom, bring blankets or chairs, Agecroft Hall, 4305 Sulgrave Road.