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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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03-26-2015

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 »

Karaoke with Smitty!

On-Going
Category: Food, Karaoke, Music
Day: Every Thursday
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Smitty brings Best sound, best singers and always the best place to be on a Thursday night. The hottest and fastest growing Thursday Karaoke Party in Lakeside! more »

Live Music Thursdays

On-Going
Venue:
Phone: 804-359-9690
Category: Music
Day: Every Thursday
Location: Downtown
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Live music every Thursday night. No cover charge. 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 »

Quick Witted Comedy Night

On-Going
Venue: On the ROX
Phone: 804-909-0725
Category: Art, Comedy, Stage, Craft Beer
Day: Recurring every 2 weeks Thursday
Location: Downtown
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Brand New Open Mic! This will be an ongoing room offering a place for comics of all levels to come work on our crafts! The 2nd and 4th Thursday of EVERY Month sign ups are at 8, show starts promptly at 9. All performers get 7-10 minutes No Content Restrictions Every Show will have a cash stipend for the performer who b... more »

The Great Wheel: Discovering the Marshall Family

March 26, 2015
Venue: John Marshall House
Phone: 804-648-7998
Category: Architecture/Homes
Location: Downtown
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You are invited to a special preview reception for our spring exhibit debuting some of our newest collection acquisitions, including a series of family letters and correspondence that reveal the interesting characters that populate the Marshall family tree. more »

The Tin Pan

March 26, 2015
Category: Music
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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Jim has been performing around Richmond with his songs of yesterday and today for a couple of decades. Sings all the famous covers that you will know and will want to sing along with! Come out for dinner and some great music! 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 »

Two Bits: The Barbershop Musical

Through May 16, 2015
Venue: Swift Creek Mill Theatre
Phone: 804-748-5203
Category: Stage
Day: Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: South side
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Lots of silliness and a heartwarming story for the whole family: Our hero, Danny Boy, found his Million Dollar Baby (Sweet Adeline), at the Five-and-Ten-Cent Store – you get the picture! Classic barbershop harmonies are sung in a classic barbershop setting as this original musical unfolds on the Mill stage. Written... more »

03-27-2015

“Unionists in Virginia: Politics, Secession, and Their Plan to Prevent Civil War” Book Talk

March 27, 2015
Category: History, Lectures, Museums, Civil War
Location: Downtown
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Whether the Civil War was preventable is a debate that began shortly after Appomattox and continues today. But even earlier, in 1861, a group of Union-loyal Virginians-led by George Summers, John Brown Baldwin, John Janney and Jubal Early-felt war was avoidable. Author and historian Lawrence M. Denton traces this remarka... 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 Garden Tour

March 27, 2015
Venue: Lavender Fields Farm
Phone: 804-262-7167
Category: Gardens, Tour
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Enjoy strolling through the gardens looking at different styles of gardening and the different plants around the retail gardens. Join us as we stroll the gardens discussing the different herbs you see and how they are used in the landscape. Each adult enjoys a free ice cream upon completion. This is an outside walking to... more »

Gallery Talk at 1708

March 27, 2015
Venue: 1708 Gallery
Phone: 804-643-1708
Category: Art
Location: Downtown
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Please join 1708 Gallery on Friday, March 27th for a gallery talk with artist Ben Stout and guest Bill Martin, Director of the Valentine. We will be discussing our current exhibition Two of Everything, Ben Stout's most recent development in an on-going project that combines his interests in abstraction, documentation, an... 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 »

Josh Turrner Roughstock and Rambler Tour

March 27, 2015
Venue: Altria Theater
Phone: 804-257-3096
Category: Music
Location: Downtown
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Josh Turner, MCA Nashville recording artist, is one of country music’s most successful artists. With a rich, deep voice and distinctive style, Turner has sold more than five million albums and is a disciple of traditional country music, a mentor to up-and-coming artists — and one of the youngest members of th... more »

La Traviata

March 27, 2015
Category: Culture
Location: Downtown
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Verdi’s heart-wrenching tale of the desirable and fragile courtesan is a heartrending classic. Violetta is the most desirable courtesan in Paris, enjoying a luxurious lifestyle filled with glamorous soirées and wealthy gentlemen. She gives it all up for her true love, Alfredo, but when his father claims her ... 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
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 »

Post Offices of Chesterfield County: Connecting the Community since 1794

On-Going
Category: Art, Culture, Exhibits, History, Museums
Day: Recurring daily
Location: South side
Visit Website  |  Send Email

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 »

Willie Nile

March 27, 2015
Category: Music
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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Willie Nile might have created “one of the most thrilling post-Byrds folk-rock albums of all time,” in the 1980s, but has since reinvented himself as a singularly insightful singer-songwriter. His live show promises an intimate evening full of diverse and meaningful performances. In his three and a half decad... 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
Visit Website  |  Send Email

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 »

Two Bits: The Barbershop Musical

Through May 16, 2015
Venue: Swift Creek Mill Theatre
Phone: 804-748-5203
Category: Stage
Day: Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: South side
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Lots of silliness and a heartwarming story for the whole family: Our hero, Danny Boy, found his Million Dollar Baby (Sweet Adeline), at the Five-and-Ten-Cent Store – you get the picture! Classic barbershop harmonies are sung in a classic barbershop setting as this original musical unfolds on the Mill stage. Written... more »

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