NASCAR returns to Richmond Raceway this week with events for the whole family. There’s also a backpack drive for Richmond Public Schools students, a Twisted Hardwood Festival, performances from some of the strongest women, and more. cool down!
In the year On February 22, 1960, a sit-in protest at Thalheimer’s lunch counter in the city center sparked a major victory in the fight against segregation. The 34 Virginia Union University students, known as the Richmond 34, were arrested after they refused to leave, but their case went to the US Supreme Court, which struck down segregation in restaurants and cafeterias in violation of the 14th Amendment. VCU professor Kimberly A. Matthews and Virginia Union history professor Raymond Pierre Hylton discuss their new book, “Images of America: Richmond 34 and the Civil Rights Movement.” Free lecture at the Richmond Public Library on East Franklin Street on Monday, August 8 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
– Scott Bass, news editor
I miss going back to school with my kids. But I still plan to buy school supplies to donate Richmond Public Schools Fifth Annual Ultimate Backpack DriveIt will be held on Thursday August 11 from 8am to 6pm at the Arthur Ashe Centre. RPS hopes to collect enough backpacks and school supplies to support 50,000 students. As soon as school starts, students receive backpacks and supplies; In the year The August 11 event is to drop off donations. Has anyone seen a good deal on trapper guards?
–Jessica Ronkey Haddad, Editorial Director
The focus is on the NASCAR race fans. Summer race weekend The big events at Richmond Raceway are the Federal Auto Parts 400 on Sunday and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Worldwide Express 250 for Carrier Appreciation on Saturday. There are several accompanying events throughout the week, including the chance to ride your ride on the track for a $20 donation at a charity fundraiser on Wednesday, August 10. Also on Wednesday, the movie “Cars” will be shown at the Virginia Credit Union Live Amphitheater. On Thursday, August 11, there is a camp concert with the Cody Christian Duo. There will also be a NASCAR Kids Zone and several concerts and drivers will be featured in the Team Performance Arena on Saturday and Sunday.
-Taron Giddens, Lifestyle Editor
Paulina, Alejandra and Daniela Villarreal are sisters from Mexico who formed the hard rock band The Warning when they were between the ages of 8 and 13. The band gained significant attention in 2014 after the release of their “Enter Sandman” cover video. They have produced their own songs and built a following on social media with their fearsome guitar riffs, lyrics and vocals. They’re touring in support of their latest album, “Mistake,” and an all-ages show at The Canal Club Saturday, Aug. 13 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $99.
-Gray Pershing, Editorial Internet
Celebrating its fifth year, Twisted Cultural Arts Festival It is a display of visual and functional art. A day of fun and enrichment, three stages will be held at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery’s Richmond location on Sunday, August 14 from 1 to 7 p.m. The full performance lineup features featured artist Special K (Kimberly Johnson), self-proclaimed “Songwriter from Outer Space” Kiley Byrne and symphonic power metal band Rising Revolution.
– Nicole Cohen, Special Projects Editor
- “Weird Al” Yankovic“The Ironically Self-Deprecating, Ill-Advised Futility Tour” will stop at the Dominion Energy Center on Wednesday, August 10.
- Comedian Maria Bamford He will be performing at The National on Friday 12th August.
- It hosts Brown’s Island. Jam packed craft beer and music festival Saturday, August 13, featuring environmentally conscious craft vendors and bands including Lettuce, Big Thing and Magic Beans.
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