Friday – HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS
It’s magic show meets improv meets playground hoops. The Harlem Globetrotters are more American than apple pie or mispronouncing “beignets.” And when they’re not helping Scooby-Doo solve crimes or haunting the dreams of the Washington Generals, they’re performing trick shots and nasty dunks for packed houses. 7 p.m. Siegel Center, 1200 W. Broad St. $20-$110. www.harlemglobetrotters.com or (804) 827-1000
Friday and Saturday – RVA BURLESQUE FESTIVAL
Here’s the thing about burlesque — it’s funny, it’s subversive and it’s much smarter than your average stage show (we’re looking at you, corporate talent show ). Come to this inaugural event to see performers from RVA and all around the world, including Jacqueline Boxx, the first to ever compete in a wheelchair for a Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender title, as well as Zyra Lee Vanity, who hails from Toronto and has won awards spanning the globe. 7-11 p.m. Dogtown Dance Theatre, 109 W. 15th St. $26.05-$46.75. rvaburlesquefestival.com or (804) 230-8780.
Saturday – SHAMROCK THE BLOCK
Call it luck or a rough Monday morning, but Richmonders have a second belated St Patrick’s street festival. Shamrock the Block, originally scheduled for a couple of weeks back, brings beer trucks, bands and bouncy houses to Scott’s Addition. Featuring the Ashleigh Chevalier Band (noon), For Those About to Rock (2 p.m.) and Bombshell (4 p.m.). Noon-6 p.m. Leigh and Broad streets. Free entry; pay as you go. shamrocktheblock.com
Saturday and Sunday – CHURCH HILL IRISH FESTIVAL
Do you want to go where the people all know your name? Come to Church Hill’s iconic Irish throwdown, where you’re certain to bump into old friends and neighbors while sharing a “cheers” or singing along with new ones. The street shindig is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. Stake out your spot for the 10 a.m. parade on Saturday, and lace ’em up for Sunday’s Hill Topper 5K, which kicks off at 9 a.m. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 25th and East Broad streets. $5 donation. churchhillirishfestival.com