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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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05-22-2015

"YANK! The WWII Musical" by David and Joseph Zellnik

Through June 20, 2015
Venue: Richmond Triangle Players
Phone: 804-346-8113
Category: Comedy, Dance, LGBT, Music, Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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YANK! is a love song to Hollywood's "it takes one of every kind" platoon flicks and to 1940s Broadway. Suffused with songs reminiscent of the era – from swing to big band to boogie-woogie – YANK! concerns what stories get told in wartime, and how WWII became the great catalyst in bringing gay men ... 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 »

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 »

Close to Home | Gallery Flux

Through June 27, 2015
Venue: Gallery Flux
Phone: 804-752-3540
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Close to Home | Gallery Flux Paintings and Ceramics by Amy HR Donahue, Dan Michael, Kathleen Walsh, & Fonda Cody. Opening Reception Thursday, May 7th from 5:30-8:00pm Ashland First Thursday Opening Reception Thursday, June 4th, from 5:30-8:00pm On exhibit May 7 - June 27 The artists in this show find inspiration &ldq... 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 »

Gypsy Star

May 22, 2015
Category: Music
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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A unique original band from the Tampa Bay area of Florida, Gypsy Star fuses American musical styles of folk, rock, pop and jazz with sounds and rhythms from around the world. 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 »

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 »

Kiyomi Iwata

Through June 06, 2015
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Kiyomi Iwata combines silk and metals to create dimensional scrolls, sculptural bundles based on the iconic Japanese bundle form furoshiki, and individual sculptures, synthesizing traditional Japanese aesthetics and forms with contemporary western art. Her installations contemplate a mysterious and delicate connection be... more »

MADE in CHURCH HILL Exhibition

Through June 28, 2015
Venue: The Valentine
Phone: 804-649-0711
Category: Architecture/Homes, Art, Clubs, Culture, Exhibits, Family Fun, Galleries, History, Museums, RVA Garden Trail
Day: Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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A collaborative exhibition involving a variety of local cultural and educational institutions brings to light the history and current challenges facing Church Hill from the perspective of its residents. 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 RVA Cabaret, Friday, 5/22!

May 22, 2015
Venue: Gallery5
Category: Dance
Location: Downtown
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Come one, come all to the RVA CABARET, the benefit show series dedicated to preserve & serve, Gallery5!! The RVA Cabaret, now in its 2nd show season, was created to raise funds for the upkeep of beloved hub of Richmond Burlesque, and historic landmark, Gallery 5! Please join us on Friday, May 22nd for an evening of v... more »

A Million Blooms

Through June 01, 2015
Venue: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Phone: 804-262-9887
Category: Family Fun, Gardens, Outdoors, Virginia Green, RVA Garden Trail
Day: Recurring daily
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden was recently voted #2 in USA Today's 10Best Public Gardens contest and spring is a great time to see why! Millions of blooms, plus a chance this year to see the gardens as art. As part of A Million Blooms, a dozen picture frames will be set up throughout the Central Garden and inside the 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 »

05-23-2015

"YANK! The WWII Musical" by David and Joseph Zellnik

Through June 20, 2015
Venue: Richmond Triangle Players
Phone: 804-346-8113
Category: Comedy, Dance, LGBT, Music, Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
Visit Website  |  Send Email

YANK! is a love song to Hollywood's "it takes one of every kind" platoon flicks and to 1940s Broadway. Suffused with songs reminiscent of the era – from swing to big band to boogie-woogie – YANK! concerns what stories get told in wartime, and how WWII became the great catalyst in bringing gay men ... more »

A Passion For Trees Tour at Maymont

May 23, 2015
Category: Gardens, History, Outdoors, Tour, RVA Garden Trail
Location: Downtown
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Among the towering trees in Maymont's 100-acre arboretum, you'll discover a movie star, a national champion and seven state champions on an exclusive early morning tour with Peggy Singlemann, Director of Horticulture. During this rare opportunity to explore the estate before the grounds open to the public, you'll also le... 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 »

Butterflies LIVE!

Through October 11, 2015
Category: Family Fun, Gardens, Virginia Green
Day: Recurring daily
Location: North Side/Ashland
Visit Website  |  Send Email

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 »

Carytown Food & History Tour

On-Going
Category: Food, Tour
Day: Every Saturday
Location: Downtown
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Carytown, otherwise known as The Mile of Style, is an eclectic mix of restaurants, boutiques, and professional services. Including the east coast’s oldest outdoor shopping center and a movie theater to take you back in time, you’ll fall in love with this unique neighborhood instantly. Joining River City Food ... more »

Carytown Sweets Tour

Through December 26, 2015
Venue: Carytown Merchants Association
Phone: 804-479-8929
Category: Food, Tour
Day: Every Saturday
Location: Downtown
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See the sweeter side of unique Carytown with our Sweets Tour! During this 1.5-hour long stroll, you will sample a diverse selection of treats from a variety of different cafes, bakeries, confectionaries, and more. Just don’t tell your dentist! Carytown, otherwise known as The Mile of Style, is an eclectic mix of re... more »

Church Hill Bike Saunter and Picnic

May 23, 2015
Category: Family Fun, Food, Outdoors, Sports
Location: Downtown
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Date: Saturday May 23 Time: 4pm to sunset Location: Jefferson Park Meet at Jefferson Park. We'll wind through Church Hill stopping at several stores to pick up food/drink followed by a picnic at Libby Hill park. more »

Close to Home | Gallery Flux

Through June 27, 2015
Venue: Gallery Flux
Phone: 804-752-3540
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Close to Home | Gallery Flux Paintings and Ceramics by Amy HR Donahue, Dan Michael, Kathleen Walsh, & Fonda Cody. Opening Reception Thursday, May 7th from 5:30-8:00pm Ashland First Thursday Opening Reception Thursday, June 4th, from 5:30-8:00pm On exhibit May 7 - June 27 The artists in this show find inspiration &ldq... 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 »

Experience Virginia @ James River Cellars

May 23, 2015
Venue: James River Cellars Winery
Phone: 804-550-7516
Category: Family Fun, Festivals, Food, Wine, Craft Beer
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Experience all of Virginia's greatest, here at James River Cellars Winery located in Glen Allen, Virginia. Beer, cider, mead, and wine will be available along with food and live music right in our back yard. This is a family friendly outdoor event, so load up the car and come out for a full day of fun! more »

Free Waking Tour of Richmond

Through June 28, 2015
Venue: Battery Dantzler
Phone: 804-263-7914
Category: Tour
Day: Every Sunday, Saturday
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The free walking tour of Richmond meets at 10:00 AM 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 questions you have (with a short break half way through). The tours are free. No strings attached. Why free? Because our... more »

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