Thursday – RTD Taste of Richmond – Join the Richmond Times-Dispatch for an evening of live cooking demonstrations and samples from some of Richmond’s top restaurants. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th St. $40-$50
Saturday – Record Store Day – Head to Plan 9 for Record Day where you can pick up exclusive limited-release titles from artists such as The Beatles, David Bowie, Drive-By Truckers, Grateful Dead, Jason Isbell, and many more. There will also be live bands throughout the afternoon including Big No, Blush Face, Sleep Talker, and a presentation by the Mutant Academy label. Opens at 10 a.m., music starts at 1 p.m.
Saturday – Earth Day Festival – RVA Earth Day Festival brings together eco-friendly resources with a day of live music, local food, kids’ activities and more in Manchester. Hosted by Style Weekly. The Commons at Plant Zero, Hull Street and 1st through 4th Streets. Noon to 7 p.m.
Sunday – Steve Martin & Martin Short – Legendary comedians Steve Martin and Martin Short come to town with comedy, songs and some banjo playing. But sorry folks, only $250 tickets left as of this writing. 7:30 p.m. Altria Theater, 6 N. Laurel St.