3 things to do in the Tri-Cities and surrounding region

By the staff a the Progress Index

Looking for something to do this weekend in the Tri-Cities? Try these three things.

1. See The Temptations and The Four Tops: The Temptations and The Four Tops will be performing live in concert on Saturday, Oct. 7 at Celebrate Virginia After Hours. The concert will take place at the Marks & Harrison Amphitheater, 8030 Gordon W. Shelton Boulevard, Fredericksburg. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. For more than fifty years, The Temptations have pioneered popular music with a series of smash hits such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg”. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989. The Four Tops are considered one of Motown’s most consistent and stable hitmakers, with an original lineup that lasted over 40 years. In 1990, with 24 Top 40 pop hits to their credit including “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)” and “Ain’t No Woman (Like The One I’ve Got)”, the Four Tops were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate. For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.celebratevirginiaafterhours.com.

2. Partake in an arts & culture happy hour: The city of Richmond, in partnership with CultureWorks and The Virginia Repertory Theatre, will host an evening exploring Richmond’s Arts and Cultural District this Friday, Oct. 6, at the Virginia Repertory Theatre, 114. W. Broad Street in Richmond from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Following the brief presentation, attendees are invited to explore and enjoy the galleries, shops and restaurants along Broad Street that will be open for First Fridays. October’s First Fridays is a key event in CultureWorks’ second annual month-long celebration of arts and culture, artoberVA. The event is free and will include a cash bar. Please register ahead of time to reserve your space at the event. Registration closes Oct. 5 at 11:55 p.m. For more information, visit www.artoberva.com and www.rvafirstfridays.com.

3. Check out Family Day: Historic Wakefield Foundation, 100 Wilson Ave., Wakefield, will host the annual Family Day/Homecoming on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will start with a parade and features live bands, food, artisan demonstrations, a car show and more. Free admission; free parking. For more information, call (757) 899-2365 or (757) 899-6005 or visit www.wakefieldfoundation.org .