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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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02-09-2016

[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 »

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 »

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
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
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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 »

History Happy Hour- Love, Sex and Consequences: An Intimate Look at the Civil War

February 09, 2016
Venue: Capital Ale House-Downtown
Phone: 804-649-1861
Category: History, Lectures, Museums, Civil War
Location: Downtown
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Throughout time, young couples finding love in the midst of war is often romanticized,but the realities of separation from loved ones often proved far more problematic. Explore it all from the most heartfelt stories to the more salacious tales. Join American Civil War Museum Co-CEO Christy Coleman for this lecture. 6:00 ... more »

Open Mic Night at Sonny's!!

On-Going
Category: Comedy, Dance, Food, Karaoke, Music, Other, Sports, Stage, Wine
Day: Every Tuesday
Location: North Side/Ashland
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PA, guitar rig & drums are provided! Bring yourself, your axe, your bass, your sticks, your llama and maybe your significant other - just BRING IT! Sign ups start at 7pm! If you're in a band or just play an instrument, tell jokes, write poetry or have a unique and bizarre talent, come out and play with some great peo... 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 »

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 »

02-10-2016

[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 »

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
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 »

Open Mic At Sonny's Bar and Grill

On-Going
Category: Karaoke
Day: Every Wednesday
Location: North Side/Ashland
Send Email

PA, guitar rig & drums provided. Bring yourself, your axe, your bass, your sticks, your llama - just bring it! Sign up starts at 7PM more »

Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage

February 10, 2016
Venue: Altria Theater
Phone: 804-257-3096
Category: Culture, Film, Music
Location: Downtown
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Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage brings five decades of Star Trek to concert halls for the first time in this galaxy or any other. This lavish production includes an impressive live symphony orchestra and international solo instruments. People of all ages and backgrounds will experience the franchise’s groundbreaking... 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
Send Email

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 »

Wine Tasting & Finger Pairing

February 10, 2016
Venue: Sapori
Phone: 804-425-4628
Category: Food, Wine, RVA Garden Trail
Location: South side
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Join Sapori for an evening of Italian Wine Tasting & Finger Pairings on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 with Sommelier Massimo Bistocchi. Reserved Seating Required. Reservation deadline Friday, February 5, 2016. Wine Selections: Prosecco Celli Albana Secco di Romagna "I Coppi "DOCG Cavalier Pepe Aglianico dell... 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 »

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