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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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08-02-2015

[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 »

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 »

48 Hour Film Project - Best of Richmond

August 02, 2015
Venue: Byrd Park
Phone: 804-240-9622
Category: Festivals, Film
Location: Downtown
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The 9th Annual Richmond 48 Hour Film Project concludes this weekend with a special presentation of Richmond’s best short films. 45 teams submitted their work in hopes of winning Best Film and competing against the winners of 130 other cities around the world. Many of Richmond’s best and aspiring filmmakers c... 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 »

Butterbean Jazz Quartet at Bottoms Up Pizza!

Through December 27, 2015
Venue: Bottoms Up Pizza
Phone: 804-644-4400
Category: Food, Music
Day: Every Sunday
Location: Downtown
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If you live in Richmond, VA you no doubt know all about Bottoms Up, the fine gourmet pizza restaurant at 17th and Dock Streets in the city's historic Shockoe Bottom. If not, and you like music, and find yourself in Richmond on a Sunday evening, stop in at 1700 Dock Street and hear live jazz from the Butterbean Jazz Quart... 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 »

Dar Williams

August 02, 2015
Category: Music
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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An American singer-songwriter specializing in pop folk. Hendrik Hertzberg of the The New Yorker has described Williams as “one of America’s very best singer-songwriters.” She is a frequent performer at folk festivals and has toured with such artists as Mary Chapin Carpenter, Patty Griffin, Ani DiFranco,... more »

Dark Universe Showing at the Dome

Through August 30, 2015
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Category: Family Fun, Film, Museums, Virginia Green
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Unearth enigmatic cosmic phenomena in deep space as you travel the universe with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson as your guide. Go into deep space to find out how discoveries have led us to two great cosmic mysteries: dark matter and dark energy. Peer at the web of dark matter holding galaxies together and watch the c... 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 »

Downtown Richmond Walking Tour

Through August 02, 2015
Category: Architecture/Homes, Tour, Civil War
Day: Every Sunday
Location: Downtown
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Where will we go, what will we see and learn about? We’ll walk around the downtown and your guide will show you several monumental sights including: -The State Capitol Building – the oldest standing state capitol in and the first Neo-Classical building in the United States -The statues of Capitol Square -The... more »

Historic Shockoe Bottom Walking Tour

Through August 02, 2015
Venue: Canal Walk
Phone: 804-263-7914
Category: Architecture/Homes, History, Tour
Day: Every Sunday
Location: Downtown
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Where will we go, what will we see and learn about? Your guide will take you to explore the center for trade… both legal, illicit, and somewhere in between in early Richmond. It was the center for the slave trade in the city and features Richmond’s oldest buildings. It also carries the stories of newly arriv... more »

Humpback Whales Showing at the Dome

Through August 30, 2015
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Category: Family Fun, Film, Museums, Virginia Green
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Embark on an amazing adventure into the hidden world of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammal, the humpback whale. Join a team of researchers and dive into the waters surrounding Alaska, Hawaii and Tonga to uncover the secrets of these 50-foot, 48-ton animals. Find out how humans have impacted the lives of hump... more »

Make, love...work-shop

On-Going
Category: Workshops
Day: Every Sunday, Saturday
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Virginia is for lovers and Richmond is where we Make, love... Make what you love and love what you make at Make,love...work-shop. Couples visiting the Richmond area will enjoy the experience of customizing their own 100% natural, handmade bath and body products for relaxation and pampering. Visit our website to learn ... more »

Monroe Ward Walking Tour

August 02, 2015
Venue: The Valentine
Category: Architecture/Homes, History, Outdoors, Tour
Location: Downtown

From the early 1780s through Reconstruction, Monroe Ward was considered one of Richmond’s most elegant neighborhoods. Many historic buildings have been preserved and “recycled” for the 21st century. Meet outside the Commonwealth Club, 401 West Franklin Street. 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 »

Violent Universe Showing at the Dome

Through August 30, 2015
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Category: Family Fun, Film, Museums, Virginia Green
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Our beautiful starlit sky conceals cataclysmic forces at work within the universe. Catch a glimpse of the immense power of these enigmatic forces – from black holes to exploding stars. Examine a future encounter with a large asteroid that comes too close for comfort and consider the possibilities as you witness the... 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 »

08-03-2015

[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 »

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
Visit Website  |  Send Email

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 »

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