Through Sunday – Richmond Black Restaurant Experience
The weeklong festivities highlight black chefs and more than two dozen black-owned restaurants in the area. It’s the third year Richmond will participate in the national movement. Participating restaurants will offer menu specials as well as live music, themed nights and other activities. The event wraps up this weekend with Art for the Soul, featuring music, food trucks, beer, wine and art from local black visual artists, on Friday at Studio Two Three; the UnlockingRVA Brunch Trolley on Saturday; and the grand finale celebration at the Arthur Ashe Center on Sunday. Times, venues and prices vary. Go to www.vablackrestaurantexperience.com for a full list of participating restaurants and special events.
Friday – Science After Dark: Slime Night
One of the most popular Science After Dark nights returns with over 20 slime stations and slime in every color of the rainbow. Featuring slime-making demos, a recipe for making slime at home, a hands-on maker challenge in The Forge, and activities about animals and plants that use and make slime. 5-8 p.m. at Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St. $10, members free. www.smv.org or (804) 864-1400.
Saturday -JJ Grey & Mofro
Funk soul Southern jam act JJ Grey & Mofro plays The National, 8 p.m. at 708 E. Broad St. $27.50-$30.50. thenationalva.com or (888) 929-7849.
Sunday – Darci Lynne: Fresh Out of the Box
The 14-year-old ventriloquist who won NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” a few years ago is coming to town with friends Petunia the rabbit, Oscar the Motown mouse, and more, 3 p.m. at Altria Theater, 6 N. Laurel St. $29.75-$49.75. etix.com or (800) 514-3849.