Thursday – Dirtwoman Documentary at the Byrd

“Spider Mites of Jesus: The Dirtwoman Documentary” makes its Richmond debut at the Byrd Theatre for the Richmond International Film & Music Festival. Donnie Corker, aka Dirtwoman, was a legend in Richmond for a variety of reasons: his over-the-top personality, wild on-stage antics, occasional drag queen performances and being out and proud at a young age. In the works for over 20 years, the Dirtwoman documentary includes interviews from over 70 people, including Donnie. 7:15 p.m. at 2908 W. Cary St. $10. (804) 353-9911

Friday – Saturday – RVA French Food Festival

Dig into French goodies, such as crepes and cream puffs, as well as gougères, savory baked cheese pastries with Gruyère, and boeuf bourguignon. But there’s more to this festival than French food. You also can get signature dishes from Richmond chefs: fried chicken banh mi sandwich from Perch RVA’s chef Mike Ledesma and braised port wine short rib over rosemary grits from Spoonbread’s chef Michael Hall. Plus lots of French wine and music. Benefits Little Sisters of the Poor. 4-8 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday. 1503 Michaels Road. Free entry; pay as you go. rvafrenchfoodfestival.com

Saturday – Party for the Planet

There’s no Earth Day Festival in Manchester or in the 17th Street Farmers’ Market this year. Party for the Planet is a first-time festival in honor of Earth Day being held at Historic Tredegar with an Earth Day 5K Race Without a Trace, live music, food trucks, kid-friendly activities, community organizations, educational demos, plus craft beer and wine for sale. Hosted by Echelon Events, which does Broad Appetit and many others. Free entry; pay as you go. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at 500 Tredegar St. www.partyfortheplanetrva.com

Opens Saturday – Tibetan exhibit at the VMFA

The new spectacular exhibit “Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment” opens at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts with 100 objects drawn from the permanent collections of the VMFA and the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco. While you’re there, check out “A Return to the Grand Tour: Micromosaic Jewels from the Collection of Elizabeth Locke,” which is free. Open daily. Tickets $10-$15, free for members. 200 N. Boulevard. vmfa.museum or (804) 340-1400. Through Aug. 18

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