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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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02-14-2016

[WORK] Exhibition

Through March 08, 2016
Venue: Visual Arts Center of Richmond
Phone: 804-353-0094
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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The annual [WORK] exhibition offers the public an opportunity to view the diverse, professional work created by the dedicated faculty, staff and board members of the Visual Art Center. This year VisArts will engage Jayme McLellan to curate the exhibition. Jayme is the founder and director of Civilian Projects and has w... more »

Alien Worlds and Androids

Through February 21, 2016
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Category: Museums
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Are we alone in the universe? Join scientists in the search for alien life and discover strange alien-like creatures found here on Earth. Come face-to-face with worlds far beyond our own and unearth the technology that gets us there. Get up-close with C-3PO and Iron Man as you learn about robots, androids, aliens and muc... more »

Bill Engvall

February 14, 2016
Venue: Altria Theater
Phone: 804-592-3384
Category: Comedy
Location: Downtown
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The thing that makes any entertainer successful is the ability to connect with an audience. It’s the quality of sharing the humor in everyday situations that has made Bill Engvall one of the top comedians today and among the busiest. Bill was part of the enormously successful Blue Collar Comedy concert films, which... more »

Brunch Buffet w/ Doctors of Jazz

February 14, 2016
Venue: The Tin Pan Restaurant and Listening Room
Phone: 804-447-8189
Category: Music
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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Live Music while you enjoy a fantastic brunch. $12.95 per adult $.50 per year up to 12 The Doctors of Jazz are active and emeritus professors, mostly from the University of Richmond, who have been cranking out traditional jazz for the past 28 years. We specialize in recreating the work of King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton,... more »

Changing Exhibition, Looking Good: Fashion in Virginia 1930-1970

Through December 12, 2016
Venue: Virginia Historical Society
Phone: 804-358-4901
Category: Culture, Exhibits, Family Fun, Galleries, History, Museums
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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This exhibition will explore forty years of Virginia history through changes in clothing and accessories, the growth of consumer culture around key historical moments, American concepts of beauty, and what it means to be well dressed. The exhibition focuses primarily on women's fashion and accessories, but men's fashion ... 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 »

Edith Shelton's Richmond

Through May 08, 2016
Venue: The Valentine
Category: Exhibits
Day: Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown

Explore Richmond’s neighborhoods through amateur photographer Edith Shelton’s mid-20th century imagery. more »

Exhibit, Changing Styles: 300 Years of Virginia Art and Design

Through December 31, 2025
Venue: Virginia Historical Society
Phone: 804-358-4901
Category: Art, Culture, Exhibits, Galleries, History, Museums
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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The Virginia Historical Society's extensive collections contain hundreds of fine and decorative art pieces that span the course of American history. This exhibit will serve as a Virginia sampler of fine painted and sculpted portraits, along with utilitarian examples of furniture, silver, and pottery that were designed an... more »

Exhibit, Silver in Virginia

Through December 31, 2025
Venue: Virginia Historical Society
Phone: 804-358-4901
Category: Art, Exhibits, History, Museums
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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This exhibit showcases more than 100 pieces of silver dating from 1770 to 1870 and representing more than twenty localities. more »

Exhibit, The History of Battle Abbey

Through December 31, 2025
Venue: Virginia Historical Society
Phone: 804-358-4901
Category: Exhibits, History, Museums
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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This exhibit gives an overview of the various construction phases from 1912 to present of the neoclassical structure that is now home to the Virginia Historical Society. more »

Exhibit, The Story of Virginia

Through December 31, 2025
Venue: Virginia Historical Society
Phone: 804-358-4901
Category: Culture, Exhibits, Family Fun, History, Museums
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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This 10,500 square-foot exhibition interprets 16,000 years of Virginia history and features more than 500 original artifacts, supplemented with images, video, soundscapes, and digital and hands-on interactives. 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 »

Romeo and Juliet

Through February 15, 2016
Venue: Richmond CenterStage
Phone: 804-788-4717
Category: Dance
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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William Shakespeare’s masterful play set in Verona, Italy is known the world over for the powerful duel between the overwhelming emotions that rule the human soul: love and hatred. Propelled by a series of events that ultimately consume the storyline’s two young lovers – Juliet Capulet and the son of he... more »

The Little Lion

Through February 26, 2016
Venue: Swift Creek Mill Theatre
Phone: 804-748-5203
Category: Stage
Day: Recurring daily
Location: South side
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This world-premiere drama by playwright Irene Ziegler is based upon the book by Nancy Wright Beasley, who is also the author of the highly-acclaimed Izzy’s Fire: Finding Humanity in the Holocaust. Set in and around the Kovno Ghetto in Lithuania during World War II, this powerful story chronicles the struggle of a J... more »

The Love Tour at Maymont

Through February 14, 2016
Venue: Maymont
Phone: 804-358-7166
Category: Architecture/Homes, Art, Culture, Exhibits, Galleries, History, Museums, Tour
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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When Queen Victoria married her handsome prince charming in 1840, they set the romantic tone for the 19th century. Visit Maymont Mansion on Valentine’s Day weekend as elegantly costumed ladies and gentlemen relate details of this royal love story and the courting customs of the era. Discover the Victorian language ... more »

Valentine's Day Heart Dissection

Through February 14, 2016
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Category: Museums
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Don’t skip a beat and miss our exciting take on a romantic Valentine’s Day science experiment! Make a date with our Live Science Educators who will dissect and describe the inner workings of sheep hearts at noon and 3 pm. No need to be sheepish - we know ewe’ll love this heart stopping presentation! more »

A Chicken in Every Plot

Through June 26, 2016
Venue: The Valentine
Category: Exhibits
Day: Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown

Featuring the work of nationally-known Richmond photographer Alyssa C. Salomon, this exhibition examines the resurging practice of keeping backyard chickens and how our relationship with food sources continues to evolve. A Chicken in Every Plot includes portraits of Richmond-area urban and suburban chickens and the yards... more »

02-15-2016

[WORK] Exhibition

Through March 08, 2016
Venue: Visual Arts Center of Richmond
Phone: 804-353-0094
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Visit Website

The annual [WORK] exhibition offers the public an opportunity to view the diverse, professional work created by the dedicated faculty, staff and board members of the Visual Art Center. This year VisArts will engage Jayme McLellan to curate the exhibition. Jayme is the founder and director of Civilian Projects and has w... more »

Alien Worlds and Androids

Through February 21, 2016
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Category: Museums
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Send Email

Are we alone in the universe? Join scientists in the search for alien life and discover strange alien-like creatures found here on Earth. Come face-to-face with worlds far beyond our own and unearth the technology that gets us there. Get up-close with C-3PO and Iron Man as you learn about robots, androids, aliens and muc... more »

Changing Exhibition, Looking Good: Fashion in Virginia 1930-1970

Through December 12, 2016
Venue: Virginia Historical Society
Phone: 804-358-4901
Category: Culture, Exhibits, Family Fun, Galleries, History, Museums
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Visit Website  |  Send Email

This exhibition will explore forty years of Virginia history through changes in clothing and accessories, the growth of consumer culture around key historical moments, American concepts of beauty, and what it means to be well dressed. The exhibition focuses primarily on women's fashion and accessories, but men's fashion ... more »

Exhibit, Changing Styles: 300 Years of Virginia Art and Design

Through December 31, 2025
Venue: Virginia Historical Society
Phone: 804-358-4901
Category: Art, Culture, Exhibits, Galleries, History, Museums
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Visit Website  |  Send Email

The Virginia Historical Society's extensive collections contain hundreds of fine and decorative art pieces that span the course of American history. This exhibit will serve as a Virginia sampler of fine painted and sculpted portraits, along with utilitarian examples of furniture, silver, and pottery that were designed an... more »

Exhibit, Silver in Virginia

Through December 31, 2025
Venue: Virginia Historical Society
Phone: 804-358-4901
Category: Art, Exhibits, History, Museums
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Visit Website  |  Send Email

This exhibit showcases more than 100 pieces of silver dating from 1770 to 1870 and representing more than twenty localities. more »

Exhibit, The History of Battle Abbey

Through December 31, 2025
Venue: Virginia Historical Society
Phone: 804-358-4901
Category: Exhibits, History, Museums
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Visit Website  |  Send Email

This exhibit gives an overview of the various construction phases from 1912 to present of the neoclassical structure that is now home to the Virginia Historical Society. more »

Exhibit, The Story of Virginia

Through December 31, 2025
Venue: Virginia Historical Society
Phone: 804-358-4901
Category: Culture, Exhibits, Family Fun, History, Museums
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Visit Website  |  Send Email

This 10,500 square-foot exhibition interprets 16,000 years of Virginia history and features more than 500 original artifacts, supplemented with images, video, soundscapes, and digital and hands-on interactives. more »

Romeo and Juliet

Through February 15, 2016
Venue: Richmond CenterStage
Phone: 804-788-4717
Category: Dance
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Visit Website  |  Send Email

William Shakespeare’s masterful play set in Verona, Italy is known the world over for the powerful duel between the overwhelming emotions that rule the human soul: love and hatred. Propelled by a series of events that ultimately consume the storyline’s two young lovers – Juliet Capulet and the son of he... more »

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