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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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03-27-2015

“Unionists in Virginia: Politics, Secession, and Their Plan to Prevent Civil War” Book Talk

March 27, 2015
Category: History, Lectures, Museums, Civil War
Location: Downtown
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Whether the Civil War was preventable is a debate that began shortly after Appomattox and continues today. But even earlier, in 1861, a group of Union-loyal Virginians-led by George Summers, John Brown Baldwin, John Janney and Jubal Early-felt war was avoidable. Author and historian Lawrence M. Denton traces this remarka... 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 »

Free Garden Tour

March 27, 2015
Venue: Lavender Fields Farm
Phone: 804-262-7167
Category: Gardens, Tour
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Enjoy strolling through the gardens looking at different styles of gardening and the different plants around the retail gardens. Join us as we stroll the gardens discussing the different herbs you see and how they are used in the landscape. Each adult enjoys a free ice cream upon completion. This is an outside walking to... more »

Gallery Talk at 1708

March 27, 2015
Venue: 1708 Gallery
Phone: 804-643-1708
Category: Art
Location: Downtown
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Please join 1708 Gallery on Friday, March 27th for a gallery talk with artist Ben Stout and guest Bill Martin, Director of the Valentine. We will be discussing our current exhibition Two of Everything, Ben Stout's most recent development in an on-going project that combines his interests in abstraction, documentation, an... 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 »

Josh Turrner Roughstock and Rambler Tour

March 27, 2015
Venue: Altria Theater
Phone: 804-257-3096
Category: Music
Location: Downtown
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Josh Turner, MCA Nashville recording artist, is one of country music’s most successful artists. With a rich, deep voice and distinctive style, Turner has sold more than five million albums and is a disciple of traditional country music, a mentor to up-and-coming artists — and one of the youngest members of th... more »

La Traviata

March 27, 2015
Category: Culture
Location: Downtown
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Verdi’s heart-wrenching tale of the desirable and fragile courtesan is a heartrending classic. Violetta is the most desirable courtesan in Paris, enjoying a luxurious lifestyle filled with glamorous soirées and wealthy gentlemen. She gives it all up for her true love, Alfredo, but when his father claims her ... more »

Live Music Every Friday at Carytown Cupcakes

Through March 27, 2015
Category: Food, Music
Day: Every Friday
Location: Downtown
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Enjoy live music with your cupcake! From 5-7, receive 25% off all drinks for Happy Hour. Feb. 20 & Mar. 27th, see Dickie Wood, lead singer of The Atkinsons, perform a live acoustic set. Feb. 27th, Mar. 6th & 20th, see Kirsten Hazler perform, an alt-country folk singer and guitarist. Mar. 13th, Bernard Farrell w... more »

Marks. Forms. Layers. | Gallery Flux

Through May 02, 2015
Venue: Gallery Flux
Phone: 804-752-3540
Category: Art
Day: Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Visit Gallery Flux to see “Marks. Forms. Layers.” This exhibition will feature landscape oil paintings by Carol Anna Meese, mixed media paintings by Patte Ormsby, and mixed media and clay sculptures by David Camden. Visit “Marks. Forms. Layers.” from March 5th to May 2, 2015 to see new work by the... 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 »

Willie Nile

March 27, 2015
Category: Music
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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Willie Nile might have created “one of the most thrilling post-Byrds folk-rock albums of all time,” in the 1980s, but has since reinvented himself as a singularly insightful singer-songwriter. His live show promises an intimate evening full of diverse and meaningful performances. In his three and a half decad... more »

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Through April 17, 2015
Category: Comedy, Family Fun, Music, Stage
Day: Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: North Side/Ashland

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN February 27 – April 17, 2015 Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner Based on the Peanuts comic strip by Charles M. Schulz Part of the Acts of Faith Festival Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, and the whole gang come to life in this up-beat musical for young-at-heart adults and thoughtful 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 »

Two Bits: The Barbershop Musical

Through May 16, 2015
Venue: Swift Creek Mill Theatre
Phone: 804-748-5203
Category: Stage
Day: Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: South side
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Lots of silliness and a heartwarming story for the whole family: Our hero, Danny Boy, found his Million Dollar Baby (Sweet Adeline), at the Five-and-Ten-Cent Store – you get the picture! Classic barbershop harmonies are sung in a classic barbershop setting as this original musical unfolds on the Mill stage. Written... more »

03-28-2015

Church Hill Signature Bike Tour

Through March 28, 2015
Category: Comedy, Culture, Family Fun, Food, History, Outdoors, Sports, Tour
Day: Every Saturday
Location: Downtown
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Embrace the intersections of biking, food and history. Leisurely pace- bike novices and enthusiasts welcome. Explore RIchmond's history while experiencing RVA as a local. Pedal through streets that echo with over 400 years of stories. There is no better way to experience this city than on a bike with Richmond Rides. Bo... 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 »

Free Farm Tour

March 28, 2015
Venue: Lavender Fields Farm
Phone: 804-262-7167
Category: Gardens, Tour
Location: North Side/Ashland
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If you have ever wanted to see the rest of the farm and learn about its history then join our free tour. This walking tour includes the Chickahominy River, bee hives, family history of the farm and production greenhouse tour. Each adult enjoys a free ice cream upon completion. This is an outside walking tour so please ... more »

Free Farm Tour

March 28, 2015
Venue: Lavender Fields Farm
Phone: 804-262-7167
Category: Gardens, Tour
Location: North Side/Ashland
Visit Website  |  Send Email

If you have ever wanted to see the rest of the farm and learn about its history then join our free tour. This walking tour includes the Chickahominy River, bee hives, family history of the farm and production greenhouse tour. Each adult enjoys a free ice cream upon completion. This is an outside walking tour so please ... more »

Free Walking Tour of Richmond

Through November 22, 2015
Category: Family Fun, History, Outdoors, Tour, Civil War
Day: Every Sunday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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The free walking tour of Richmond meets every Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 AM (from the first Saturday in March through the Sunday before Thanksgiving in November) 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 questio... more »

Inaugural Support Virginia Green Tourism Oyster Roast & Festival

March 28, 2015
Venue: The American Civil War Museum at Historic Tredegar
Phone: 804-986-9119
Category: Festivals, Food, History, Outdoors, Wine, Virginia Green, Craft Beer
Location: Downtown
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JOIN US! The event features sustainably-harvested Virginia oysters, non-oyster dishes, and Virginia wines and brews - all from VIRGINIA GREEN Restaurants, Wineries and Breweries. You’ll also enjoy bluegrass music by Notch 9 and an amazing silent auction featuring travel packages and deals from Virginia Green Travel... 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
Visit Website  |  Send Email

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 »

Marks. Forms. Layers. | Gallery Flux

Through May 02, 2015
Venue: Gallery Flux
Phone: 804-752-3540
Category: Art
Day: Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: North Side/Ashland
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Visit Gallery Flux to see “Marks. Forms. Layers.” This exhibition will feature landscape oil paintings by Carol Anna Meese, mixed media paintings by Patte Ormsby, and mixed media and clay sculptures by David Camden. Visit “Marks. Forms. Layers.” from March 5th to May 2, 2015 to see new work by the... more »

PINWHEEL GARDEN PLANTING & FAMILY FUN DAY

March 28, 2015
Venue: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Phone: 804-359-6166
Category: Family Fun
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Join Prevent Child Abuse Virginia & Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for our Family Fun Day celebrating April as Child Abuse Prevention Month & the annual planting of the Pinwheels for Prevention Garden Saturday, March 28th Pinwheel Garden Planting: 9 am-2 pm Family Fun Day: 11 am-1 pm Family Fun Day activities wil... 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 »

Randy Cook and The Commonwealth Bluegrass Band

March 28, 2015
Category: Music
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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We dare you to not tap your toes to the bluegrass stylings of Randy Cook and The Commonwealth Bluegrass Band. Playing original pieces and old-time favorites, the five-member singing, plucking, and strumming group are sure to stir you to your Richmond roots! Playing together for many years and recording two CD’s wit... more »

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