There is a special outdoor concert at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens to benefit the Garden’s educational mission, on Friday from 6-10 pm for adults over 21. For a $40 donation, you have beer from Center of the Universe Brewing, music from Three Sheets to the Wind (yacht rock), and hors d’oeuvres. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. www.lewisginter.org or (804) 262-9887.
Another fun idea is live music on Brown’s Island Friday night from 6-9:30 pm. Cost is $10. Music by The Record Company (blues) and The Congress (rock n’ roll). (804) 788-6466 or www.venturerichmond.com.