Welcome back to the Real World holiday weekend revelers. You'll certainly need a meat cleanse after last week's RVA Burger Week AND all those hot dogs you ate yesterday. (Don't deny it, we all saw you.) The fireworks may be gone, but you can keep the fun going with more Richmond activities from our 2016 Summer Guide.
Tuesday, July 5
Try to spot the future Olympians. This is the real deal, where “legends are born,” promise the organizers of the 2016 USA Taekwondo National Championships, which run at the Greater Richmond Convention Center from July 4-10. teamusa.org/usa-taekwondo.
Wednesday, July 6
Get your classic summer fix. The Richmond Symphony kicks off its Summer Recital Series — a collaboration with the departments of music at the University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University. Things start with UR’s new president, Ronald Crutcher, playing cello, with pianist Joanne Kong, performing works from Glazunov, Scriabin and Rachmaninoff. A casual, one-hour series. Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse, 6:30 p.m. richmondsymphony.com.
Thursday, July 7
Unleash your creative side. The Visual Arts Center of Richmond offers a big variety of classes for adults and youth designed to teach and inspire. You can explore the full summer schedule at visarts.org.
Friday, July 8
Get apocalyptic. It’s the last weekend to see Richmond actress McLean Jesse in a farewell performance of “Sadie’s Last Painting.” The play focuses on a woman who must survive while “holed-up in an art studio riddled with an assortment of essentials and discarded items from the road. In the darkness she stands silent, a blade at her side.” Runs June 23-July 9 at RVA Event Space at Plant Zero. $20. brownpapertickets.com.
Saturday, July 9
Glow in the dark. The family-friendly Maymont Glow is an after-hours walk and run designed to show the popular park in a new light. Participants get glow-in-the-dark items and are encouraged to dress in their best glow outfit. threeoneoneproductions.com.
Sunday, July 10
Join the punky party. Insubordination, the Gospel, Lost Love, Idiot Proof, Uncle Spudd and Frankie Moon play the Camel, starting at 7 p.m. $7. thecamel.org.
You'll find plenty more to do around town from now through Labor Day in our 2016 Summer Guide.