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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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04-25-2014

Be the Dinosaur at the Science Museum of Virginia

Through May 11, 2014
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Category: Exhibits, Family Fun
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Dinosaurs are back at the Science Museum of Virginia, giving you the amazing opportunity to interact with a huge animatronic triceratops! Check out a 9-foot tall, three-horned, plant-eating dinosaur that's 21-feet long from its horns to the tip of its tail! After you've seen the triceratops, explore Be the Dinosaur as... more »

ToyotaCare 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series Race

April 25, 2014
Venue: Richmond International Raceway
Phone: 866-455-RACE(7223)
Category: Family Fun, Sports
Location: East End
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NASCAR returns to Richmond Friday, April 25, to kick off two nights of racing "under the lights." Your April 25th ticket includes TWO races for ONE low price. See the NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers beating and banging in a night of old-school, short track racing in the ToyotaCare 250. And the fun doesn't stop... more »

A Million Blooms

Through June 01, 2014
Category: Culture, Gardens, LGBT, Other, Outdoors, Virginia Green
Day: Recurring daily
Location: North Side/Ashland
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The Garden celebrates spring with millions of blooms throughout the season: daffodils, cherry blossoms, tulips, irises, roses and peonies. Highlights include special events including Mother’s Day, the Spring Plant Sale and plant shows and activities in the Children’s Garden.Included with Garden admission more »

A Streetcar Named Desire

Through May 17, 2014
Venue: Firehouse Theatre Project
Phone: 804-355-2001
Category: Stage
Day: Every Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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A Streetcar Named Desire By Tennessee Williams Directed by Dr. Tawnya Pettiford-Wates Assistant Director Brandon Rashad Butts April 17 – May 17, 2014   Tennessee Williams’ iconic masterpiece follows the fading but still attractive southern belle Blanche du Bois as she arrives unexpectedly on the doorstep... more »

Alpaca Farm Tours & Fiber Workshops

Through October 31, 2014
Category: Family Fun, Other, Outdoors, Tour, Workshops
Day: Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Don’t wait!! Reserve a date for your Alpaca Farm Tour and Fiber Workshop today. Learn about Alpacas: - Visit the Barn and learn how alpacas are raised. - Learn about the History of Alpacas. - See how Alpaca Fleece is processed into products. - "Touch" the Alpaca's Fleece. Participate in a Fiber Workshop... more »

Bones - Reliquaries - Masks - by Jude Schlotzhauer

Through May 14, 2014
Category: Art, Galleries
Day: Recurring daily
Location: South side
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Glass and found object sculptures reminiscent of reliquaries, artifacts and ritual objects. Includes the use of doorways and containers to represent the passages into other worlds and vessels to hold life’s mysteries and potentials. The work is about the journey of spirit through life, through time and through exp... more »

Elegant Entertaining at Maymont

Through June 22, 2014
Venue: Maymont
Phone: 804-358-7166
Category: Exhibits, History, Museums, Tour
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Tuesdays-Sundays, March 11-June 22, 12-5 pm, Maymont Mansion A millionaire’s mansion during the Gilded Age was the scene of elaborate social occasions carefully planned, flawlessly presented and carried out by a host of well-trained servants. Visit Maymont Mansion and feel as though you are among the honored guests... more »

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Through October 31, 2014
Category: Gardens, History, Museums, Tour
Day: Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 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 »

K Dance: SHORTS - Presented by Richmond Dance Festival

April 25, 2014
Category: Dance
Location: Downtown
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This Spring, contemporary dance blooms in Richmond as never before. For a solid month, Dogtown Dance Theatre will host performances, film screenings, and master classes that will feature the work of over 80 local dance artists in the first annual Richmond Dance Festival (RDF). The festival runs from April 25-May24 and fe... more »

Other Desert Cities

Through May 18, 2014
Category: Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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In a searing, new hit comedy by the creator of TV’s Brothers & Sisters, Brooke Wyeth returns home to celebrate the holidays with her politically influential family, but when she reveals her plan to publish a tell-all memoir, the fireworks ignite. Smartly written, with mystery and razor sharp wit, Other Desert C... 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 »

River City Band

April 25, 2014
Category: Music
Location: East End
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All ages. Based in a rich traditional bluegrass sound and set up, River City Band is a group that stays true to their down home roots while continuously exploring many different genres and tastes. With crisp, soulful harmonies, strong lead instruments, and a rhythm that can burn down the barn or hold your hand steadily t... more »

Shakesbeer at Bardywood, Part 3 - Send in the Clowns

April 25, 2014
Venue: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Phone: 804-833-8465
Category: Stage
Location: Downtown
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Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare! Join us on April 25th, as Bard Unbound sends in the clowns to celebrate the 450th anniversary of the Bard. The night begins with a live set from Hannah Marie and the Bearded Ladies at 5PM! The Bearded Ladies will be joined by Deanna Danger who is Richmond's Voted Best Burlesque Perfor... more »

Shrek: The Musical

Through April 27, 2014
Category: Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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Come along on an irreverent musical romp based on the Academy Award-winning film. We've got a hero who's green and stinky, a donkey who never shuts up, and a princess who puts the i in feisty. Richmond talents Jason Marks and Aly Wepplo (whom we loved in Seussical!) bring the regional premiere of Shrek to life, as our fa... more »

Wicked

Through May 04, 2014
Category: Music, Stage
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Back by "popular" demand! The story of how two girls who meet in the land of Oz grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good. more »

Wicked

Through May 04, 2014
Venue: Altria Theater
Category: Stage
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown

With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Godspell, Academy Award®-winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman (“My So Called Life,” “Once And Again” and “thirtysomething”), WICKED, the untold story of the witches of Oz, is directed by two-tim... more »

04-26-2014

Be the Dinosaur at the Science Museum of Virginia

Through May 11, 2014
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Category: Exhibits, Family Fun
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Visit Website

Dinosaurs are back at the Science Museum of Virginia, giving you the amazing opportunity to interact with a huge animatronic triceratops! Check out a 9-foot tall, three-horned, plant-eating dinosaur that's 21-feet long from its horns to the tip of its tail! After you've seen the triceratops, explore Be the Dinosaur as... more »

TOYOTA OWNERS 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race

April 26, 2014
Venue: Richmond International Raceway
Phone: 866-455-RACE(7223)
Category: Family Fun, Outdoors, Sports
Location: East End
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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Richmond on Saturday, April 26. You've got to see your favorite drivers, including Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Denny Hamlin, Jeff Gordon & Tony Stewart, battling "under the lights"! Join us for a full day of racing, tailgating and plenty for the whole family t... more »

A Million Blooms

Through June 01, 2014
Category: Culture, Gardens, LGBT, Other, Outdoors, Virginia Green
Day: Recurring daily
Location: North Side/Ashland
Visit Website  |  Send Email

The Garden celebrates spring with millions of blooms throughout the season: daffodils, cherry blossoms, tulips, irises, roses and peonies. Highlights include special events including Mother’s Day, the Spring Plant Sale and plant shows and activities in the Children’s Garden.Included with Garden admission more »

21st Earth Day Richmond Festival

April 26, 2014
Venue: 17th Street Farmers' Market
Phone: 804-646-0974
Category: Art, Dance, Exhibits, Family Fun, Festivals, Food, Music, Outdoors, Virginia Green
Location: Downtown
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Now in its 21st year, central Virginia’s largest and longest-running Earth Day Celebration comes to the historic 17th Street Farmers’ Market in the heart of downtown Richmond on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Hundreds of environmentally friendly earth-conscious vendors, interactive children’s area, local foo... more »

30th Annual Herbs Galore and More! at Maymont

April 26, 2014
Venue: Maymont
Category: Family Fun, Gardens, Outdoors, Workshops
Location: Downtown
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Put on your gardening shoes, grab your little red wagon and come out to the Marketplace on the Lawn for everyone’s favorite gardening extravaganza! Find more than 50 plant and craft vendors from the mid-Atlantic region selling herbs, annuals, perennials, heirloom plants, vegetables, trees, herbal cosmetics, garden ... more »

36th Ashland Railroad Run

April 26, 2014
Category: Sports, Virginia Green
Location: North Side/Ashland
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36th Ashland Railroad Run Race Details - below: Come Race the Rail on Saturday, April 26, 2014! The Hanover Arts & Activities Center presents the 36th Annual Ashland Railroad Run! The Ashland Railroad Run is proud to be recognized as a Virginia Green race! Register by April 10, 2014 to be guaranteed a t-shirt. Online... more »

A Streetcar Named Desire

Through May 17, 2014
Venue: Firehouse Theatre Project
Phone: 804-355-2001
Category: Stage
Day: Every Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
Visit Website

A Streetcar Named Desire By Tennessee Williams Directed by Dr. Tawnya Pettiford-Wates Assistant Director Brandon Rashad Butts April 17 – May 17, 2014   Tennessee Williams’ iconic masterpiece follows the fading but still attractive southern belle Blanche du Bois as she arrives unexpectedly on the doorstep... more »

Bones - Reliquaries - Masks - by Jude Schlotzhauer

Through May 14, 2014
Category: Art, Galleries
Day: Recurring daily
Location: South side
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Glass and found object sculptures reminiscent of reliquaries, artifacts and ritual objects. Includes the use of doorways and containers to represent the passages into other worlds and vessels to hold life’s mysteries and potentials. The work is about the journey of spirit through life, through time and through exp... more »

Circus Zirkus Cabaret

April 26, 2014
Category: Stage
Location: Downtown
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8:30pm Adult Cabaret. 18 and up: cabaret dancing, music, acrobatics, stunt whip tricks, and more. Starring NYC acrobatic super-duo, Trixie Little & the Evil Hate Monkey. For detailed information please visit our website, our facebook event page, and www.trixielittle.com! This duo is NOT to be missed. www.cicuszirkus.... more »

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