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Richmond Events

The Richmond Region Hosts Events of Every Description all Year Long.

Discover the rich, colorful events and activities that make the Historic Richmond Region so easy to love. Tune into weekly live music, poetry readings and other cultural happenings at one-of-a-kind attractions like the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Feast on hearty fare at the Virginia Food Festival. Cheer on your favorite NASCAR driver at Richmond International Raceway. From the struggles of the colonial era to crucial battles of the Civil War, the Richmond Region has witnessed many milestones during the past 400 years. Lose yourself in the area's unique legacy, which lives on through spectacular year-round events, festivals and celebrations.

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03-06-2015

"5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche" by Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood

Through March 14, 2015
Venue: Richmond Triangle Players
Phone: 804-346-8113
Category: Comedy, LGBT, Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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Smart, sharp and hysterically funny! Winner! 2012 NYC International Fringe Festival, Best Overall Production! It’s 1956 and the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their annual quiche breakfast. Will they be able to keep their cool when Communists threaten their idyllic town? "... more »

Crazed and Infused Fridays and Sizzling Saturdays

On-Going
Venue: Isley Brewing Company
Phone: 804-499-0721
Category: Food, Music, Craft Beer
Day: Every Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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Join Isley Brewing Company on Friday's and Saturday's for Awesome Infusions, Yummy Food Trucks and live Music. more »

Free Farm Tour

March 06, 2015
Venue: Lavender Fields Farm
Phone: 804-262-7167
Category: Gardens, Tour
Location: North Side/Ashland
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If you have ever wanted to see the rest of the farm and learn about its history then join our free tour. This walking tour includes the Chickahominy River, bee hives, family history of the farm and production greenhouse tour. Each adult enjoys a free ice cream upon completion. This is an outside walking tour so please ... more »

GhanaFest RVA

March 06, 2015
Venue: Altria Theater
Category: Culture, Dance, Music
Location: Downtown

A live cultural concert at Altria theater Friday March 6 from 7:00pm to 11:00pm.Performances include a live hiplife Concert by renowned Ghanaian Producer, Composer, Song writer and Hiplife Artiste "Obrafuor" .Hip Life is a Ghanaian musical style which blends high life music and hip hop influenced by dance hall ... more »

John Dooley: An Irish American Leader in Mid-19th Century Richmond

Through July 05, 2015
Venue: Maymont
Phone: 804-358-7166
Category: Exhibits, History, Museums, Tour, Civil War
Day: Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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The Maymont Mansion presents a rare opportunity to view the sole surviving green wool uniform of Richmond’s Montgomery Guard, Company C of the First Virginia Infantry, a militia company formed by Irish Americans in 1850. This legendary uniform is a highly significant display for Maymont as it belonged to John Doole... more »

Live Music Every Friday at Carytown Cupcakes

Through March 27, 2015
Category: Food, Music
Day: Every Friday
Location: Downtown
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Enjoy live music with your cupcake! From 5-7, receive 25% off all drinks for Happy Hour. Feb. 20 & Mar. 27th, see Dickie Wood, lead singer of The Atkinsons, perform a live acoustic set. Feb. 27th, Mar. 6th & 20th, see Kirsten Hazler perform, an alt-country folk singer and guitarist. Mar. 13th, Bernard Farrell w... more »

Marks. Forms. Layers. | Gallery Flux

Through May 02, 2015
Venue: Gallery Flux
Phone: 804-752-3540
Category: Art
Day: Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Visit Gallery Flux to see “Marks. Forms. Layers.” This exhibition will feature landscape oil paintings by Carol Anna Meese, mixed media paintings by Patte Ormsby, and mixed media and clay sculptures by David Camden. Visit “Marks. Forms. Layers.” from March 5th to May 2, 2015 to see new work by the... more »

Post Offices of Chesterfield County: Connecting the Community since 1794

On-Going
Category: Art, Culture, Exhibits, History, Museums
Day: Recurring daily
Location: South side
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The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia exhibit focuses on Chesterfield County Post Offices prior to 1925 and includes such items as envelopes, postcards and letters with postmarks or addresses related to old post offices in Chesterfield County, as well as anecdotes, stories, photos and oral history. more »

The Whipping Man

Through March 08, 2015
Venue: Virginia Repertory Theatre
Phone: 804-282-2620
Category: History, Stage, Civil War
Day: Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown

THE WHIPPING MAN By Matthew Lopez February 13 – March 8, 2015 The Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre It is Passover, 1865 in the ruins of a once grand home in Richmond, Virginia. The Civil War has just ended, and a Confederate officer comes home to find his family missing and only two former slaves remaining. Wai... more »

Those Harvey Girls

Through March 06, 2015
Category: Stage
Day: Recurring every 3 days
Location: South side
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Tickets start at 41.25 for Theatre Only and 59.15 for Buffet and Theatre. Senior, Student, and Military discounts are available. Dinner doors open at 6:00PM and Theatre doors open at 7:30PM. Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Show is approximately 2 hours. Matinee shows are available The Harvey sisters bring their ... more »

Vincent, A Play by Leonard Nimoy

March 06, 2015
Venue: Richmond CenterStage
Phone: 804-257-3096
Category: Stage
Location: Downtown
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Leonard Nimoy’s Vincent, on tour for over two years, delighted Richmond CenterStage audiences last June. Author Leonard Nimoy dramatizes the life of Vincent van Gogh in this intimate one-man play adapted from the actual letters between the artist and his brother, Theo. Van Gogh’s story is so much more than th... more »

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Through April 17, 2015
Category: Comedy, Family Fun, Music, Stage
Day: Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: North Side/Ashland

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN February 27 – April 17, 2015 Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner Based on the Peanuts comic strip by Charles M. Schulz Part of the Acts of Faith Festival Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, and the whole gang come to life in this up-beat musical for young-at-heart adults and thoughtful c... more »

A Passion For Nature at Maymont

Through September 06, 2015
Venue: Maymont
Phone: 804-358-7166
Category: Architecture/Homes, History, Museums, Tour, RVA Garden Trail
Day: Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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Both indoors and out, James and Sallie Dooley’s estate reflects their love of natural beauty. They filled their residence, the Maymont Mansion, with a treasure trove of nature-inspired decorative and fine arts and landscaped the surrounding 100 acres with beautiful parkland, magnificent trees, and glorious gardens.... more »

First Friday Samplers

On-Going
Venue: Visual Arts Center of Richmond
Phone: 804-353-0094
Category: Art, Culture, Exhibits, Family Fun, Galleries, Other, Workshops
Day: Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday
Location: Downtown
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First Friday Richmond . . . Food Trucks. Friends. Fun. Art for Everyone. Whether you're looking for a fun, inexpensive date night or a fun family outing, First Friday Samplers is the event for you! Spend two hours throwing a pot on the wheel, hanging out on our patio for the campfire atmosphere of Raku or trying your ha... more »

03-07-2015

"5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche" by Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood

Through March 14, 2015
Venue: Richmond Triangle Players
Phone: 804-346-8113
Category: Comedy, LGBT, Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Smart, sharp and hysterically funny! Winner! 2012 NYC International Fringe Festival, Best Overall Production! It’s 1956 and the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their annual quiche breakfast. Will they be able to keep their cool when Communists threaten their idyllic town? "... more »

Church Hill Signature Bike Tour

Through March 28, 2015
Category: Comedy, Culture, Family Fun, Food, History, Outdoors, Sports, Tour
Day: Every Saturday
Location: Downtown
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Embrace the intersections of biking, food and history. Leisurely pace- bike novices and enthusiasts welcome. Explore RIchmond's history while experiencing RVA as a local. Pedal through streets that echo with over 400 years of stories. There is no better way to experience this city than on a bike with Richmond Rides. Bo... more »

Community Conversations Bus Tour: Old Town Manchester

March 07, 2015
Category: Architecture/Homes, History, Museums, Tour
Location: Downtown
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As a tie-in to the Valentine’s Community Conversations series this bus tour of Manchester will explore the history of this neighborhood on the south side of the James River that was an independent settlement, town and then city until merging with Richmond in 1910 and is now experiencing a great deal of change. Mee... more »

Crazed and Infused Fridays and Sizzling Saturdays

On-Going
Venue: Isley Brewing Company
Phone: 804-499-0721
Category: Food, Music, Craft Beer
Day: Every Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
Send Email

Join Isley Brewing Company on Friday's and Saturday's for Awesome Infusions, Yummy Food Trucks and live Music. more »

Free Farm Tour

March 07, 2015
Venue: Lavender Fields Farm
Phone: 804-262-7167
Category: Gardens, Tour
Location: North Side/Ashland
Visit Website  |  Send Email

If you have ever wanted to see the rest of the farm and learn about its history then join our free tour. This walking tour includes the Chickahominy River, bee hives, family history of the farm and production greenhouse tour. Each adult enjoys a free ice cream upon completion. This is an outside walking tour so please ... more »

Free Walking Tour of Richmond

Through November 22, 2015
Category: Family Fun, History, Outdoors, Tour, Civil War
Day: Every Sunday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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The free walking tour of Richmond meets every Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 AM (from the first Saturday in March through the Sunday before Thanksgiving in November) in front of Brown’s Island right next to Tredegar Iron Works. No need to reserve a spot, just show up! It lasts 2.5 -3 hours depending on what questio... more »

GhanaFest RVA Food Festival

March 07, 2015
Category: Culture, Dance, Exhibits, Festivals, Food, Music
Location: Downtown

food festival Featuring “Taste of Ghana” featuring Ghana Cuisine dishes for attendees to enjoy whiles listening to a live Ghanaian Highlife concert by The African Footprint Legends.The festival will be crowned with a live gospel jazz concert led by “AKROFY” a talented “OKYEREMA” (Talki... more »

John Dooley: An Irish American Leader in Mid-19th Century Richmond

Through July 05, 2015
Venue: Maymont
Phone: 804-358-7166
Category: Exhibits, History, Museums, Tour, Civil War
Day: Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
Visit Website  |  Send Email

The Maymont Mansion presents a rare opportunity to view the sole surviving green wool uniform of Richmond’s Montgomery Guard, Company C of the First Virginia Infantry, a militia company formed by Irish Americans in 1850. This legendary uniform is a highly significant display for Maymont as it belonged to John Doole... more »

Learn2Curl

March 07, 2015
Category: Clubs, Family Fun, Sports
Location: South side
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Learn2Curls are the best way to get the hang of curling! You start with 30 minutes of off-ice instruction where you’ll learn the basics of curling, followed by 45 minutes of on-ice practice led by our US Curling Association-qualified Instructors. You'll finish with 45 minutes of a real game! Becoming a bona-fide cu... more »

Marks. Forms. Layers. | Gallery Flux

Through May 02, 2015
Venue: Gallery Flux
Phone: 804-752-3540
Category: Art
Day: Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: North Side/Ashland
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Visit Gallery Flux to see “Marks. Forms. Layers.” This exhibition will feature landscape oil paintings by Carol Anna Meese, mixed media paintings by Patte Ormsby, and mixed media and clay sculptures by David Camden. Visit “Marks. Forms. Layers.” from March 5th to May 2, 2015 to see new work by the... more »

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20

March 07, 2015
Venue: Richmond CenterStage
Category: Music
Location: Downtown
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Beethoven - Overture to Egmont Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor Stanislav Khristenko, piano Cleveland International Piano Competition First Prize Winner 2013 Schumann - Symphony No. 4 in D Minor more »

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