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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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08-30-2015

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
Venue: The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design
Phone: 80464403941
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 »

Bicycle Sightseeing Tours With Richmond Rides

Through December 31, 2015
Category: Civil War
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Bicycle Sightseeing and Foodie Tours with Richmond Rides Bicycle Tours. Embrace the intersection of biking food and history. Explore the past, experience the present, and Imagine the future of Richmond. Pedal through streets that echo with over 400 years of stories. Leisurely pace-- bike novices and enthusiasts welcome!... 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 »

Catalogue of Silence: Sarajevo's Museums and Libraries after the 1992-95 War

Through November 15, 2015
Venue: University of Richmond Museums
Phone: 804-289-8000
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Tanja Softić works across the media of printmaking, drawing, and book arts. She is a recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Grant, a National Endowment for the Arts/ Southern Arts Federation Visual Artist Fellowship, and a Soros Foundation — Open Society Institute Exhibition Support Grant. Her work is included in numerou... 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 »

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 »

Gallery Flux | “Lay of the Land” Group Show

Through September 26, 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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Gallery Flux invites you to attend our group show, “Lay of the Land”. The show will exhibit artwork that represents rural life, focusing on the simplicity and beauty in the ‘lay of the land’. The exhibition will run from August 6-September 26, 2015. The show will also include two opening receptio... 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 »

In Gear: Richmond Cycles

Through January 03, 2016
Venue: The Valentine
Phone: 804-649-0711
Category: Exhibits, 2015 UCI Bike Race
Day: Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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There’s no question Richmond is a cyclists’ town. This exhibition is a uniquely-Valentine take on the history of cycling in Richmond from the 19th century to the present day. The opening of the exhibition coincides with the UCI Road World Cycling Championships in September, and there will be special extended ... more »

Jackson Ward Walking Tour

August 30, 2015
Venue: The Valentine
Category: Architecture/Homes, History, Tour
Location: Downtown

Known as the "birthplace of Black Capitalism," Jackson Ward is rich in black history and culture and boasts the largest collection of antebellum homes in the city. Meet at 00 Clay Street, between 1st and Adams. $15 per person $5 for Valentine Members Walk-ups welcome. Cash or check. On-street parking. This to... more »

Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition

Through September 27, 2015
Venue: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Phone: 804-340-1405
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Organized by the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, Japanese Tattoo: Perseverance, Art, and Tradition focuses on the work of seven internationally acclaimed tattoo artists –Ryudaibori (formerly Horitaka), Horitomo, Chris Horishiki Brand, Miyazo, Shige, Junii, and Yokohama Horiken – inspired by ... 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 »

RVANest presents "The World Rolls Into Richmond" featuring the work of Greig Leach

Through September 30, 2015
Category: Art, Exhibits, Galleries, 2015 UCI Bike Race
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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RVANest is proud to present "The World Rolls Into Richmond", our latest Gallery@Nest Exhibition and Sale. Explore the world of cycling through the work of Greig Leach, a Richmond resident, named as the official artist of the 2015 UCI Road World Championships. Opening Reception Saturday August 29th 6:30 - 9 pm. ... more »

Sundays in the Shade

Through September 27, 2015
Venue: James River Cellars Winery
Phone: 804-550-7516
Category: Culture, Family Fun, Festivals, Gardens, Music, Outdoors, Pets, Wine
Day: Every Sunday
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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Relax under the shade of our trees while you listen to music and sip your wine! Music is from 1pm-4pm every Sunday! more »

The Boy in the Bathroom

Through September 04, 2015
Venue: Firehouse Theatre Project
Phone: 804-355-2001
Category: Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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Directed by Firehouse's Associate Producer Adam B. Ferguson, The Boy in the Bathroom tells the profound and compelling story of David who hasn't come out of the bathroom for a year. He suffers from OCD and is trying to write his thesis in an environment that he can control. His devoted and protective mother Pam tries her... 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 »

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