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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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10-30-2014

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 »

An American Séance

Through October 31, 2014
Category: History, Museums, Stage, Civil War
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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The American Civil War Museum invites you to attend An American Séance. Participate in a dramatization of a Victorian séance that provides a fun and spooky experience while exploring how individuals coped with death after the War. Attendees will join the Nelson family and other séance guests as they... more »

Art Transforming Lives

October 30, 2014
Category: Art, Culture, Exhibits, Family Fun, Galleries
Location: Downtown
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Opening reception, sale and silent auction featuring local Artists in works of contemporary fine art and mixed media. A portion of sales will benefit ChildSavers, a children's mental health and early childhood development non-profit in the East End. more »

Bob Trotman: Business As Usual

Through October 31, 2014
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Bob Trotman creates sculptural installations that comment on corporate America through an ongoing series titled “Business As Usual.” Trotman states, “as a contemporary artist I am fascinated by a noir narrative of life at the office. My wooden people, often surprisingly posed, evoke both humor and anxie... 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 »

Live Music Thursdays

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

Spirits and Cigars at The Berkeley Hotel

October 30, 2014
Venue: The Berkeley Hotel
Phone: 804-225-5141
Category: Food, History, Holiday, Museums, Other
Location: Downtown
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The Berkeley Hotel is being transformed by crafty spirits! Discover the spirit of Richmond at the Berkeley Hotel this All Hallows’ Eve. An evening for adults to enjoy the season in style with appetizers, hand-crafted cigars and premium spirits provided by Belle Isle Craft Spirits. Join us in the “Voorhees Su... more »

The Marvelous Views of Groover & Hughes

Through November 12, 2014
Category: Art, Exhibits, Galleries
Day: Recurring daily
Location: South side
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"The Marvelous Views of Groover and Hughes" - the latest show and sale presented by The Gallery@Nest Antiques Art & Gifts. Explore the funa nd funky polymer clay "Paintings" of Debo Groover and experience the optic wonders of Laura Hughes. Opening reception Saturday October 4th from 7 to 9:30 pm. ... more »

Victorian Mourning Exhibit at Maymont Mansion

Through November 02, 2014
Venue: Maymont
Phone: 804-358-7166
Category: Architecture/Homes, Culture, Exhibits, Galleries, History, Museums, Tour
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Tuesday, October 28-Sunday, November 2, 12–5pm, Maymont Mansion. In the 19th century, draping one’s front door with black crepe was the solemn symbol that a household was in mourning after the loss of a loved one. Enter the doors of Maymont Mansion to experience a unique exhibit dedicated to the Victorian rit... more »

10-31-2014

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
Visit Website  |  Send Email

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 »

An American Séance

Through October 31, 2014
Category: History, Museums, Stage, Civil War
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Visit Website  |  Send Email

The American Civil War Museum invites you to attend An American Séance. Participate in a dramatization of a Victorian séance that provides a fun and spooky experience while exploring how individuals coped with death after the War. Attendees will join the Nelson family and other séance guests as they... more »

Bob Trotman: Business As Usual

Through October 31, 2014
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Visit Website

Bob Trotman creates sculptural installations that comment on corporate America through an ongoing series titled “Business As Usual.” Trotman states, “as a contemporary artist I am fascinated by a noir narrative of life at the office. My wooden people, often surprisingly posed, evoke both humor and anxie... more »

Charlotte's Web

Through November 09, 2014
Venue: Virginia Repertory Theatre
Phone: 804-282-2620
Category: Family Fun, Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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Based on the bestselling book by E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web tells the story of a rambunctious pig named Wilbur who is desperately trying to avoid the butcher and a friendly spider named Charlotte who uses her web and creative thinking to save him from slaughter. This funny and heartfelt classic will excite young r... 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 »

Fall Fest

October 31, 2014
Category: Family Fun, Festivals
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Join us for this FREE family fun event. This will be a fantastic time to have fun with your friends and family. Enjoy hotdogs, kettle corn, mechanical bull, video game truck, inflatables, prizes and lots of candy. more »

Halloween Hoopla

October 31, 2014
Category: Family Fun, Festivals, Holiday, Museums
Location: Downtown
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Adults and children can come dressed in their Halloween best for an evening full of family fun at the Children's Museum of Richmond - Central! Enjoy trick-or-treating in our Spooky Village, play fun games, win prizes, and paint pumpkins in The Backyard! Adults: $4.00 (including members) Children: FREE! (must have ticket) 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 »

Legendary Halloween Party

October 31, 2014
Category: Craft Beer
Location: South side
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Friday, October 31st is Legend's Legendary Halloween Party. Manchester Mug Club members dressed in costume will receive mug club prices all night. We will also have a costume contest for residents of each different Manchester loft building. DJ PJ will kick things off at 8:00pm, and the party rocks on until the witching h... more »

Luck Jackson

October 31, 2014
Category: Music
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Classic Rock Band in Richmond, Virginia. Playing your favorite Rock hits, from the 60's to the 00's! more »

Mourning Obsessions at Maymont

Through November 02, 2014
Venue: Maymont
Phone: 804-358-7166
Category: Architecture/Homes, Culture, Exhibits, History, Museums, Tour
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Friday, October 31-Sunday, November 2, 12-5pm, Maymont Mansion. Enter the doors of Maymont Mansion and immerse yourself in the Victorian rituals associated with death and mourning. Period artifacts, original Maymont pieces, mourning fashions, jewelry and keepsakes illustrate the 19th century customs associated with grief... more »

Poe Goes to the Movies

October 31, 2014
Category: Culture, Exhibits, Family Fun, Film, Gardens, Holiday, Museums
Location: Downtown
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Poe Goes to the Movies takes place on Halloween night, Friday, October 31 from 6:00pm-10:00pm and includes a variety of fun and frightening activities including an appearance by Vincent Price’s daughter, Victoria Price who will introduce the film Tales of Terror starring Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, and Basil Rathbo... more »

Poe Goes to the Movies: An Evening with Victoria Price

October 31, 2014
Category: Family Fun, Film, History, Lectures, Museums
Location: Downtown
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Vincent Price at the Poe Museum weekend kicks off Halloween night from 6-10 P.M. with Poe Goes to the Movies, a costume contest and film screen hosted by Vincent Price’s daughter, Victoria Price. Ms. Price and a panel of special guests will help judge the costume contest and Poe Look-Alike Contest. Then Victoria Pr... more »

Poe Museum and TCB - The Masque of The Red Death Beer Release

October 31, 2014
Venue: Triple Crossing Brewing
Phone: 804-308-0475
Category: Craft Beer
Location: Downtown
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Join us at Triple Crossing Brewing Company in collaboration with the Poe Museum on Halloween as we release our newest hop forward elixir, The Masque of The Red Death Double Red Ale! Lili and The Dirty Moccasins will perform in our tasting room with a particularly terrifying set of their brand of folk from 7:30pm-9:30pm 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
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 »

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