FridayJim Gaffigan

The “clean” comic and father of five stops in Richmond on his Quality Time tour. You may know him from “The Jim Gaffigan Show” that ran on TV Land, his memoir “My Dad Is Fat” or for voicing Professor Van Helsing in “Hotel Transylvania 3.” 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Altria Theater, 6 N. Laurel St. $39.75-$59.75. or (800) 514-3849

SaturdayTim Allen

Another heavy hitting night for comedy at the Altria with Tim Allen. The “Home Improvement” actor and voice of Buzz Lightyear from “Toy Story” stops in Richmond. Parents, leave the kids at home. This show is aimed at the 18-and-over crowd. 8 p.m. Altria Theater, 6 N. Laurel St. $57-$97. or (800) 514-3849

SaturdayFestival of Cheese

New festival alert! Sample award-winning cheese from more than 100 categories at the Festival of Cheese, featuring the winners of American Cheese Society. We’re talking cheese curds, blue cheese, soft cheese, brick cheese … every kind of cheese you can imagine. According to organizers, you can also buy artisan and specialty cheeses that you won’t find at the grocery store at 50% to 75% off retail prices. This is the first time the festival has been held in Richmond and there’s no telling if or when it will return. 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N. 3rd St. $45 general admission.

SaturdayDragon Boat Festival

Head to Rocketts Landing to see dragon boats, 40-foot canoes decorated to look like traditional Chinese dragon boats, along the James River. The boats are powered by different teams, many from local companies. With beer for sale, food trucks and live music. Races start at 8 a.m., with the last race at 4 p.m. Free to watch. — Colleen Curran

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