Friday – SundayArmenian Food Festival

The West End favorite returns — with a new menu addition! Besides crowd-pleasing favorites such as shish kabobs, cheese beoregs, Armenian meat pies and the original Hye burger, the Armenian Food Festival is introducing the beshee, an Armenian-style doughnut. The beshee is like fried dough topped with a sweet syrup, three pieces for $4. 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday at 834 Pepper Ave. Free entry; pay as you go.

FridayDominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts 10th Anniversary

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts, formerly known as Richmond CenterStage. Eleven resident companies, including the Richmond Ballet, the Richmond Symphony and the Virginia Opera, will share the stage for a series of performances. Think of it as a “tasting flight” of the Richmond arts scene, according to organizers. Here are just a few highlights: SPARC will perform “Seize the Day” from its summer production of “Newsies,” Quill Theatre will offer a sneak preview of its upcoming “Henry V,” with the famous “St. Crispin’s Day” speech, and Virginia Rep will reprise a few scenes from its crowd-pleasing production of “The Wiz.” 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) at Carpenter Theatre, 600 E. Grace St. $27-$42. or (800) 514-3849

SaturdayWorld Heritage Festival & Festival of Kites

New festival headed to Brown’s Island features kite-flying, world music and food. Bring your own kite to fly or just show up to watch other people’s show-stoppers. Plus music and folk dances from Ecuador, Egypt, India, Romania, Turkey and Uganda. Dig in to food from Greece, Jamaica, Lebanon, Mexico and Venezuela, plus find 40 vendors selling everything from fine art to jewelry, and a kids’ zone. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free admission; pay as you go. 1979314049041516 or (703) 889-0202

SundayMusic in the Park

Brass in Pocket, a scorching Pretenders cover band, sets up shop in Forest Hill Park for a free concert. Bring a picnic or blankets and chairs. 5-7 p.m. at Forest Hill Park at New Kent Avenue and West 42nd Street. Free.

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