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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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07-31-2015

[WORK] 2015

Through August 10, 2015
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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The annual summer [WORK] exhibition offers the public an opportunity to view the diverse, professional work created by the dedicated leaders of the Visual Arts Center. more »

10 x 10

Through August 09, 2015
Venue: 1708 Gallery
Phone: 804-643-1708
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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1708 Gallery is pleased to announce 10x10, its new summer program. From June 2 – August 9, 2015, 1708 will open its doors to 10 artists and community organizations. Each of these individuals or groups will occupy the gallery for one week, for a total of 10 weeks. Inspired by a program at Nurture Art, New York, 10x1... more »

2 Wishes Duo

July 31, 2015
Venue: The Tin Pan Restaurant and Listening Room
Phone: 804-447-8189
Category: Music
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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Enjoy the sounds of musical duo Mike D’Antoni and Joy Kuhar, better known as “2Wishes.” Mike, musician and songwriter, hails from New Orleans, and has varied music experience; from opening for Fats Domino, to recording with John Stewart. Mike plays and writes a variety of music, from jazz to pop, with a... more »

2015 Electric Football™ World Championships and Convention

Through August 02, 2015
Venue: Four Points by Sheraton Richmond Airport
Phone: 804-355-2311
Category: Festivals
Day: Recurring daily
Location: East End
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Presented by Tudor Games and The Miniature Football Coaches Association with tournaments for advanced, beginner and youth players. The 3-day convention features players and enthusiasts from across the country gathering for competitive play. There will be information on local, national and international electric football ... more »

ADHERE - Tape Art by Nickolai Walko

Through October 04, 2015
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Category: Art, Exhibits, Family Fun, Museums
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Explore an intricate world inspired by the styles of Renaissance and Pop Art in artist Nickolai Walko’s exhibition ADHERE. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Arts, this Richmond artist uses tape as a medium to portray anatomy, biology and the complex workings of the human body. Make a... more »

Balance in Motion: The Evolution of Cycling in America exhibition opening

Through October 18, 2015
Category: Museums, 2015 UCI Bike Race
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Bicycles are intertwined with the lives of many Americans. Bikes can be a way to earn a living, a forum for the study and improvement of mechanics, and the key element in numerous sports. This is an exciting time as Richmond is set to host the UCI Road World Championships in September. Join The Branch Museum of Architect... more »

Beard Wars Exhibition

Through November 29, 2015
Venue: The Valentine
Phone: 804-649-0711
Category: Art, Clubs, Culture, Exhibits, Family Fun, Galleries, History, Museums, Civil War, RVA Garden Trail
Day: Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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Beard Wars March 26-November 30, 2015 On view during the final year of the American Civil War’s sesquicentennial commemoration, Beard Wars features local photographer Terry Brown’s portraits of members of the RVA Beard League, inspired by images of Civil War generals in the Valentine’s collection. more »

Bikes: Science on Two Wheels

Through September 27, 2015
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Category: Exhibits, Family Fun, Galleries, Museums, 2015 UCI Bike Race
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Get ready to pop a wheelie as you trace the evolution of the bicycle from its origins to the sleek, modern designs that line the streets around the world today. Get into gear with hands-on exhibits as you explore energy, force and motion, aerodynamics and engineering and uncover a diverse collection of historic, rare, pe... more »

Butterflies LIVE!

Through October 11, 2015
Category: Family Fun, Gardens, Virginia Green
Day: Recurring daily
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Regular Garden admission Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit in the Conservatory and is geared for all ages. Get up close and personal as hundreds of tropical butterflies feed, flutter and take flight all around you. Explore their origins, preferred habitats and lifecycle... 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 »

Dixie Swim Club

Through August 29, 2015
Category: Comedy, Stage
Day: Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: South side
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The hottest ticket last summer returns for 19 performances! Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. A hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever. If you loved “The Golden G... more »

Friday, July 31 Race Night

July 31, 2015
Category: Family Fun, Outdoors, Sports
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Southside Speedway, Central Virginia’s Local Short Track The 2015 schedule runs every other Friday night through August 28. Adults: $15; Seniors (60+) & Military: $13; Ages 6-11: $8; Ages 5 & under: Free Front Gate Opens: 6:00pm; Qualifying Starts: 6:00pm; Racing Starts: 7:30pm Southside Speedway is a 1/3... more »

Gallery Flux “Gallery Artist Group Show”

Through July 31, 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 us for the “Ashland First Thursdays” Opening Reception of the “Gallery Artist Group Show”! This one-month show will highlight the many talents of Gallery Flux artists, featuring oils, acrylics, oil pastels, ceramics, and outdoor art! The show will open Thursday, July 2, from 5:30 to 8:00 PM.... more »

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Through October 30, 2015
Venue: Hollywood Cemetery
Phone: 804-649-0711
Category: History, Tour
Day: Recurring every week day
Location: Downtown
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Established in 1847, Hollywood Cemetery is a magnificent example of the rural garden style cemetery and was one of America's first parks. Learn about the cemetery's history, artwork, symbolism and some of the more famous of its over 80,000 residents, including well-known writers, politicians, Confederate notables and tw... more »

Nocturnal Nights Zip line Tour

Through August 01, 2015
Venue: Metro Richmond Zoo
Phone: 804-739-5666
Category: Family Fun, Outdoors, Sports
Day: Every Friday, Saturday
Location: South side
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Go through the 2-3 hour Treetop Zoofari Course at Night! 42 challenges including 16 zip lines 2-3 hour trip through the course Once up the first ladder, you truly travel tree-to-tree until you touch down to the ground on the final zip. Participants travel over 3,000′ on zip lines alone (16 total). 2 zip lines trave... more »

South Pacific

Through August 09, 2015
Venue: Virginia Repertory Theatre
Phone: 804-282-2620
Category: Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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South Pacific By Rodgers and Hammerstein At the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre June 26 – August 9, 2015 Winner of Ten Tony Awards and one of the greatest American musicals, South Pacific tells a universal story of forbidden love, racial tension, and optimism as young men and women face hard decisions in a tim... more »

The Electric Football™ Game Art Show

Through September 15, 2015
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Curated by Chris Bopst and John Pollard, The Electric Football™ Game Art Show will feature archival items and custom electric football figures, teams, game fields and art by players, artists and enthusiasts from across the United States. Electric football is a pivotal part of the NFL’s history and the game wa... more »

The Gallery@Nest presents

Through July 31, 2015
Category: Art, Exhibits, Galleries
Day: Recurring daily
Location: South side
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Nest Antiques Art & Gifts is proud to present "Living With Art". The newest show and sale in The Gallery@Nest. Featuring the work of over 60 local artists presented in a room setting "Salon Style" to show just how easy it is to Live With Art (and antiques). Now through July 31st, this ever changin... more »

The Jangling Reinharts

July 31, 2015
Category: Music
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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The Jangling Reinharts came into existence around 1998 as a duo comprised of Rick Schaffer and Buster Bohannon. Early shows in the Richmond area, Emerald Isle, Nagshead and Charlottesville began as side gigs apart from their main stint in the band BS&M. Danny Fisher was added on drums. Early trio shows had Danny play... more »

The Rinard Family

July 31, 2015
Venue: Henrico Theatre
Phone: 804-328-4491
Category: Music
Location: East End
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Join us for toe-tappin’ favorites, beloved hymns and original tunes by the Rinard Family. Purchase tickets at henricolive.com. Information: 328-4491. more »

The Sleepover

July 31, 2015
Venue: Coalition Theater
Phone: 804-322-5857
Category: Comedy
Location: Downtown
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Sleepovers are magic. In the twilight hours, girls dish on their crushes, compare boobs, conjure the dead, scream their favorite songs, eat too much pizza, make prank calls, go streaking, and never, ever sleep. The women of the Coalition may not be teenagers anymore, but they still know how to party. In The Sleepover, th... 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 »

08-01-2015

[WORK] 2015

Through August 10, 2015
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Visit Website

The annual summer [WORK] exhibition offers the public an opportunity to view the diverse, professional work created by the dedicated leaders of the Visual Arts Center. more »

10 x 10

Through August 09, 2015
Venue: 1708 Gallery
Phone: 804-643-1708
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Visit Website  |  Send Email

1708 Gallery is pleased to announce 10x10, its new summer program. From June 2 – August 9, 2015, 1708 will open its doors to 10 artists and community organizations. Each of these individuals or groups will occupy the gallery for one week, for a total of 10 weeks. Inspired by a program at Nurture Art, New York, 10x1... more »

2015 Electric Football™ World Championships and Convention

Through August 02, 2015
Venue: Four Points by Sheraton Richmond Airport
Phone: 804-355-2311
Category: Festivals
Day: Recurring daily
Location: East End
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Presented by Tudor Games and The Miniature Football Coaches Association with tournaments for advanced, beginner and youth players. The 3-day convention features players and enthusiasts from across the country gathering for competitive play. There will be information on local, national and international electric football ... more »

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