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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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11-22-2014

"We Three Lizas" - The Truly Terrific Holiday Musical

Through December 13, 2014
Venue: Richmond Triangle Players
Phone: 804-346-8113
Category: Comedy, Culture, LGBT, Music, Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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In a wonderful spin on the classic "A Christmas Carol", box maker Conrad Ticklebottom's life has hit a block. Once, Conrad and his purple box ignited an entire movement in art and design, but now he finds himself alone, forgotten and teetering on ruin. The holidays bring three magical figures to his door &mdas... more »

Behind the Scenes at Maymont

November 22, 2014
Venue: Maymont
Phone: 804-358-7166
Category: Exhibits, Family Fun, Galleries, Tour
Location: Downtown
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Saturday, November 22, 1-1:30pm, Nature Center. Walk through the Employees Only door for a special peek at the inner workings of the Maymont Nature Center. Thirteen aquariums and more than 200 animals require more care than meets the eye. Ages 5 and older; adult must accompany child. $6 per person/$3 members (includes Na... 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 Walking Tour of Richmond

Through November 30, 2014
Category: History, Tour, Civil War
Day: Every Sunday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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Free walking tours of Richmond VA meet every Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 AM (April through November, unless it snows) in front of Brown’s Island right next to Tredegar Iron Works. It lasts 2.5 -3 hours depending on what questions you have (with a short break half way through). Park on 5th street near the river. P... more »

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Through November 29, 2014
Category: Gardens, History, Museums, Outdoors, Tour
Day: Every Saturday
Location: Downtown
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Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, Cherry and Albemarle st... more »

Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular

Through January 10, 2015
Category: Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: South side
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This holiday sequel to the hugely popular show The Honky-Tonk Angels continues the comic escapades of three good ole country gals as they reunite for a Christmas show like none other. There are many surprising twists and turns in this musical comedy revue, including a Gospel soul sister who also happens to be a psychic m... more »

Lego My Library!

November 22, 2014
Category: Clubs, Family Fun
Location: North Side/Ashland
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We will meet one Saturday a month to build, build, build! Shoot and edit your own LEGO Movie! Build on the virtual map with Build With Chrome! This activity is open to children ages 5 up. All Legos are provided. more »

Mame

Through January 11, 2015
Venue: Virginia Repertory Theatre
Phone: 804-282-2620
Category: Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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MAME November 21, 2014 – January 11, 2015 The Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre Book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman Based on the novel Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis Starring Broadway’s Emily Skinner This lavish musical set in New York during the Great Depression, t... more »

One Great Morning of Raking at Maymont

November 22, 2014
Venue: Maymont
Phone: 804-358-7166
Category: Family Fun, Gardens, Other, Outdoors
Location: Downtown
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Saturday, November 22, 9am-12pm, Japanese Garden. Maymont's Japanese Garden is a favorite place for many Richmonders, but caring for the garden is quite a task. To help with this endeavor, volunteer to assist the horticulture staff rake the fallen leaves covering the garden. Please call ahead to let us know you are joini... 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 »

Real Richmond Food Tours -- Church Hill

November 22, 2014
Category: Food, Tour
Location: Downtown
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Church Hill has a storied past and its future looks brighter than ever with a revitalized culinary scene that includes The Roosevelt, Dutch & Company, Sub Rosa Bakery, Proper Pie Co., WPA Bakery, Patrick Henry Pub, Anthony's on the Hill and the place that started it all, The Hill Cafe. more »

Relapse

November 22, 2014
Category: Music
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Relapse Returns to Sonny’s Bar and Grill! Come out and Rock the night away with some of the best New, Classic and Modern Rock. Come in and rock out with the high energy of Relapse!!! more »

St. Jude Give thanks. Walk- Richmond

November 22, 2014
Category: Family Fun, Other, Outdoors
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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Join St. Jude supporters in the Richmond community and in more than 65 cities nationwide in the St. Jude Give thanks. Walk. to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. In a single day we will come together to help St. Jude change the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer. Registrati... more »

TABLE

Through January 16, 2015
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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TABLE presents contemporary craft by artists using ceramics, glass, wood, fibers and metal. Inspired by traditional dining furniture and service ware, TABLE both celebrates and scrutinizes the material pleasures of formal dining through the work of artists who use historical forms and materials associated with the table... more »

The Gallery@Nest Presents their 2014 Art Craft & Vintage Holiday Market

Through December 31, 2014
Category: Art, Exhibits, Galleries, Holiday
Day: Recurring daily
Location: South side
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The Gallery@Nest is proud to announce its 2014 Art, Craft & Vintage Holiday Market featuring the works of over 35 local artists and craftspeople. Find that perfect, one-of-a-kind gift, art, jewelry, home decor and much more. Runs daily November 15th - December 31st. Monday-Saturday 10-6, Sunday 12-5 more »

The Vintage Home Market

November 22, 2014
Venue: Richmond International Raceway
Phone: 804-859-8304
Category: Holiday, Other
Location: North Side/Ashland
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A gathering of the region's finest vintage/antiques dealers as well as skilled artisans who create using reclaimed vintage wares. Shop for vintage home decor, collectibles, handmade jewelry and gifts, vintage holiday decorations and more! more »

They're Playing Our Song

Through January 04, 2015
Category: Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: North Side/Ashland
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THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG November 7, 2014 – January 4, 2015 Hanover Tavern Book by Neil Simon Music by Marvin Hamlisch Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager Vernon, an award-wining, wisecracking composer, and Sonia, a slightly disorganized offbeat lyricist, come together in hopes of a successful collaboration and fall... more »

West End Comedy - HATTheatre - The Jive Turkey Show

November 22, 2014
Category: Comedy, Stage
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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The Jive Turkey Show - for mature audiences.  We humbly give thanks to all you cool cats who comes to this swanky shindig, you dig? With our audience-suggestion-based scenes, it's easy to get in on the improv action. Enjoy a hilarious date night out or a fun-filled evening with you... more »

11-23-2014

"We Three Lizas" - The Truly Terrific Holiday Musical

Through December 13, 2014
Venue: Richmond Triangle Players
Phone: 804-346-8113
Category: Comedy, Culture, LGBT, Music, Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
Visit Website  |  Send Email

In a wonderful spin on the classic "A Christmas Carol", box maker Conrad Ticklebottom's life has hit a block. Once, Conrad and his purple box ignited an entire movement in art and design, but now he finds himself alone, forgotten and teetering on ruin. The holidays bring three magical figures to his door &mdas... more »

Ashland Olde Time Holiday Parade

November 23, 2014
Category: Family Fun
Location: North Side/Ashland

Start your holiday season with some hometown merriment. The parade starts at Thompson Street and S. James Street and ends at John Gandy Elementary School. Organized by the Ashland Kiwanis Club (804)798-7134 more »

Bluegrass Brunch

On-Going
Venue:
Phone: 804-359-9690
Category: Music
Day: Every Sunday
Location: Downtown
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Bluegrass Brunch happens EVERY SUNDAY from 1pm-3pm. The event features different Bluegrass bands each week. There is no cover charge. more »

Dogs on Deck

On-Going
Venue: Isley Brewing Company
Phone: 804-499-0721
Category: Pets, Craft Beer
Day: Every Sunday
Location: Downtown
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What's the best way to spend your Sunday? Isley Brewing Company knows. It's with a Man's (or woman) 2 best friends and relaxing with both of them on our deck! We are asking that both pooch and owner are well mannered and get along well with others. Come enjoy our Isley Brews and and relax with your other best friend! You... more »

Free Walking Tour of Richmond

Through November 30, 2014
Category: History, Tour, Civil War
Day: Every Sunday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Free walking tours of Richmond VA meet every Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 AM (April through November, unless it snows) in front of Brown’s Island right next to Tredegar Iron Works. It lasts 2.5 -3 hours depending on what questions you have (with a short break half way through). Park on 5th street near the river. P... more »

Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Through November 23, 2014
Category: Gardens, History, Museums, Outdoors, Tour
Day: Every Sunday
Location: Downtown
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An extension of the daily “Highlights” tour, this version covers in more detail the cemetery’s unique history, landscape design, architecture, symbols and residents. Meet at the cemetery entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets. $15 per person $5 for History Center Members and children under 12 Walk-u... more »

Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular

Through January 10, 2015
Category: Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: South side
Send Email

This holiday sequel to the hugely popular show The Honky-Tonk Angels continues the comic escapades of three good ole country gals as they reunite for a Christmas show like none other. There are many surprising twists and turns in this musical comedy revue, including a Gospel soul sister who also happens to be a psychic m... more »

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