Friday – SundayGalaxyCon

GalaxyCon is bringing to town some big names — William Shatner, Barry Bostwick (from “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”), LeVar Burton (of “Star Trek” and “Reading Rainbow” fame), Gilbert Gottfried and more — for three days of fan panels, plus there will be workshops, cosplay, costume contests and wrestling. Comic book artists, writers and industry professionals from Marvel Comics and DC Comics will also be there. Noon-midnight Friday, 10 a.m.-1 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N. Third St. $30-$50 for a day pass; $85 for a weekend pass; $250 for VIP.

FridayJim Breuer

Comedian Jim Breuer, known for his stint on “Saturday Night Live” and the movie “Half Baked” with Dave Chappelle, is bringing his “Live and Let Laugh” tour to town. 8 p.m. (doors at 7) at The National, 708 E. Broad St. $20-$29.50. or (888) 929-7849

SaturdayCelebrate Wiley! at VMFA

Have you been wanting your kids to learn more about “Rumors of War,” Kehinde Wiley’s monumental sculpture of an African-American man astride a horse at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts? Head to the VMFA this Saturday for a family-friendly celebration of “Rumors of War” with art-making and gallery activities, followed by an African American read-in of children’s literature and art created by African and African American artists. The Celebrate Wiley event will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Atrium, followed at 11 a.m. by the African American Read-In meeting at “Rumors of War” at 200 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd. Free. or (804) 340-1400

SaturdayShiver in the River

Head to the James for Shiver in the River, which starts with a river cleanup, followed by a 5K walk or run, and ends with a jump into the James River. Stick around for a winter festival under heated tents with food trucks, Hardywood beer for sale, and live music. Benefits Keep Virginia Beautiful. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Historic Tredegar. Participants must raise $75 for the river jump.

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