Sol Skool at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture, Friday, March 3
Come by this centrally located museum on First Friday right off Arthur Ashe Boulevard to check out and support local musicians, poets, singers and dancers providing fun for the whole family. Among the performers: Friday Love (pictured), Adelle Broom with Miles Broom, Tiara and Andrew, Buddy Lee, Diamond Chanell, Transition, and Demi Power. Free. 5 to 8 p.m. 428 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd.
No BS! Brass at the Get Tight Lounge, Friday March 3
Need to shake off the work week and get the weekend started right with some funky, house-banging brass music? Then come watch one of Richmond’s finest homegrown musical collectives raise the roof and burn it down at this small bar with outdoor patio near VCU. 8 p.m. 1104 W. Main St. Tickets are $14.55 and available here.
Alan Doyle at the Tin Pan, Friday, March 3
Feeling more like a folkie-country evening indoors? Canadian singer-songwriter Alan Doyle, formerly of the Great Big Sea band, stops in Richmond this Friday at the cozy Tin Pan room, where no seat offers a bad view. This tour was originally planned for 2020 around the release of his “Rough Side Out” EP, with the music inspired by the traditions of his native Newfoundland mixed with modern country, Americana and folk. Since the original slotted tour, he’s release two more albums, “Back to the Harbour” and his first live album, “Here, Tonight.” 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 and go here to learn more.
The Un-Record Fair at Afterglow Coffee Cooperative on Saturday, March 4
The always scene-supportive Tracy Wilson of Courtesy Desk and Positive No fame and Afterglow Coffee Cooperative are hosting the Un-Record Fair, which will feature new and used records, books, ‘zines and other music-related items sold by dealers who are “traditionally underrepresented at typical record fairs.” This “highly curated” daytime event will include DJs as well as the Tiny Vegan food truck (right now, weather looks good). Vendors should include: Courtesy Desk (RVA); Peace & Rhythm (MA); Modern Soul (NJ); Turnstyle RVA; Small Friends Records and and Books (RVA); Richmond author Andrew Cothern; Richmond artist Eliza Childress; Manhole Records; Ghost Trak Records (RVA); WRIR and WTJU deejays; plus Vilkas D’angelo-Hovath (RVA). A Facebook post notes that “there are steps to enter the space at the front door and wheelchair access at the backdoor.” Free and open to the public. Runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1719 Summit Ave.
An Evening with They Might Be Giants at The National, Tuesday, March 7
These quirky, energetic originals from Brooklyn have been doing it for 35 years now, making over 20 albums and winning a couple of Grammys along the way. This Tuesday in Richmond, they’ll be celebrating their classic “geek chic” album, “Flood,” from the good ‘ole days of 1990, joined by a live band including the Tricerachops Horns. This is a rare tour for them and has been selling out venues around the country. No opener. 8 p.m. Tickets available via AXS. Ages 16 and over.