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ThursdayRita Dove

Rita Dove, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and creative writing professor at the University of Virginia, will visit the Library of Virginia to talk about “Playlist for the Apocalypse,” her first volume of poems in 12 years. From 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Lecture Hall at the Library of Virginia, 800 E. Broad St. Admission is free, but registration is required.

Friday Lucy Dacus and Courtney Barnett

Richmond singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus is returning to Brown’s Island with Australian artist Courtney Barnett. Dacus grew up in Mechanicsville and attended Maggie Walker and Virginia Commonwealth University. Her latest record, “Home Video,” is inspired by her life in Richmond. Doors open at 5 p.m.; show starts at 6 p.m. Brown’s Island, 5th Fifth Street entrance. $39.50.

SaturdayIncubus and Sublime with Rome

Two Southern Californian bands, Incubus and Sublime with Rome, will take the stage for performances in the After Hours Concerts series. The rock band Incubus, formed in 1991, is known for its album “Morning View.” Doors open at 5 p.m., and the show starts at 6 p.m. The Meadow Event Park, 13191 Dawn Blvd., Doswell. $49-$129.

SaturdayBeer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

Beer, bourbon and barbecue lovers are in luck because the annual festival is returning. Spend a day enjoying samples of beer, bourbon and meat and listening to live music. From 2 to 6 p.m. at The Meadow Event Park, 13191 Dawn Blvd., Doswell. Admission is $42.

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