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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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11-01-2014

(T)High Anxiety: a burlesque tribute to Mel Brooks

November 01, 2014
Category: Stage
Location: Downtown
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Brought to you by STRANGEWAYS BREWING and Refuge For Men. Tickets - http://bit.ly/1qETI3I "It's good to be the king." Following the unprecedented success of "Game of Thrones: Burlesque is Coming," Blacklist Burlesque producer Moxie LaBouche has assembled a cast as silly as they are sexy to pay tribute... more »

Ashland Train Day 2014

November 01, 2014
Venue: Ashland Station
Phone: 804-412-7288
Category: Family Fun
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Ashland Train Day is a railroad themed community celebration that takes place the First Saturday of November in our historic town Arts & Culture disctrict. Free Trolley rides, kiddie train rides, music and so much more make this an event you do not want to miss. We have many model train exhibits and your kids will l... more »

Brunswick Stew Festival

November 01, 2014
Venue: 17th Street Farmers' Market
Phone: 804-646-0477
Category: Family Fun, Festivals, Food
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Virginia stew-masters compete in a championship. more »

Charlotte's Web

Through November 09, 2014
Venue: Virginia Repertory Theatre
Phone: 804-282-2620
Category: Family Fun, Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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Based on the bestselling book by E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web tells the story of a rambunctious pig named Wilbur who is desperately trying to avoid the butcher and a friendly spider named Charlotte who uses her web and creative thinking to save him from slaughter. This funny and heartfelt classic will excite young r... more »

Chesterfield Berry Farm Fall Festival

Through November 02, 2014
Category: Culture, Family Fun, Festivals, Food, Outdoors, Virginia Green
Day: Every Sunday, Saturday
Location: South side
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Chesterfield Berry Farm is Opening for the Fall Festival season! Chesterfield Berry Farm offers SO much more than just a pick your own pumpkin patch (though we have to agree, the hayride to the pumpkin patch is one of the best things about Chesterfield Berry Farm)! With over 20 activities ranging from Pirates Cove and ... 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 »

Exquisite Corpse Exhibition: Day of the Dead Party + Silent Auction

November 01, 2014
Venue: 1708 Gallery
Phone: 804-643-1708
Category: Art, Culture, Exhibits, Galleries
Location: Downtown
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Richmond, VA - 1708 Gallery is pleased to present Exquisite Corpse, a silent auction fundraiser featuring works created by nationally recognized artists from Richmond and beyond in the spirit of the Surrealist game of the same name. Bidding on the Exquisite Corpse works will begin during the preview recept... more »

Exquisite Corpse Exhibition: Day of the Dead Party + Silent Auction Conclusion

November 01, 2014
Venue: 1708 Gallery
Phone: 804-643-1708
Category: Art
Location: Downtown
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On the evening of November 1, join us in celebrating the conclusion of the Exquisite Corpse exhibition with a Day of the Dead party & silent auction at 6 p.m. Bidding for works starts at $300 and runs the length of the exhibition. The auction will conclude at 9 p.m. Come early for drinks and delicious food from La Mi... more »

Free Walking Tour of Richmond

Through November 30, 2014
Category: History, Tour, Civil War
Day: Every Sunday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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Free walking tours of Richmond VA meet every Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 AM (April through November, unless it snows) in front of Brown’s Island right next to Tredegar Iron Works. It lasts 2.5 -3 hours depending on what questions you have (with a short break half way through). Park on 5th street near the river. P... more »

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Through November 29, 2014
Category: Gardens, History, Museums, Outdoors, Tour
Day: Every Saturday
Location: Downtown
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Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, Cherry and Albemarle st... more »

InLight Richmond

November 01, 2014
Category: Art, Festivals, Galleries, Innovation
Location: Downtown
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Organized by 1708 Gallery, InLight Richmond is a public exhibition of light-based art and performances. Each year, InLight Richmond encourages artists to respond to a particular neighborhood in our diverse city, attracting audiences to unique areas of Richmond. more »

Mourning Obsessions at Maymont

Through November 02, 2014
Venue: Maymont
Phone: 804-358-7166
Category: Architecture/Homes, Culture, Exhibits, History, Museums, Tour
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Friday, October 31-Sunday, November 2, 12-5pm, Maymont Mansion. Enter the doors of Maymont Mansion and immerse yourself in the Victorian rituals associated with death and mourning. Period artifacts, original Maymont pieces, mourning fashions, jewelry and keepsakes illustrate the 19th century customs associated with grief... 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 »

Special Nights for Special Needs

Through July 01, 2015
Category: Family Fun
Day: Recurring monthly on the 1st
Location: South side
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Join the Children’s Museum-Chesterfield for an evening dedicated to children with special needs 10 years old and under. Visitors will have access to materials and fun activities at the museum. more »

The Author's Appetite with Victoria Price

November 01, 2014
Category: Art, Culture, Exhibits, Food, Galleries, Gardens, History, Holiday, Lectures, Museums, Music, Wine
Location: Downtown
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The Author’s Appetite will take place at the Poe Museum in Richmond on Saturday, November 1 from 6:00pm-10:00pm and will provide an unforgettable evening for wine and literary lovers alike. Highlighting Vincent Price’s love of Richmond and its cuisine this culinary adventure will be the first opportunity to s... more »

The Author's Appetite with Victoria Price

November 01, 2014
Category: Food, Gardens, Lectures, Museums, Wine
Location: Downtown
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On November 1 from 6-10 P.M., the Poe Museum will host The Author’s Appetite, featuring the new Poe/Price wines in addition to Vincent Price’s foods prepared from recipes in his own cookbook. Victoria Price will share some her memories of her famous father. The evening will also feature performances of Poe&rs... more »

The Marvelous Views of Groover & Hughes

Through November 12, 2014
Category: Art, Exhibits, Galleries
Day: Recurring daily
Location: South side
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"The Marvelous Views of Groover and Hughes" - the latest show and sale presented by The Gallery@Nest Antiques Art & Gifts. Explore the funa nd funky polymer clay "Paintings" of Debo Groover and experience the optic wonders of Laura Hughes. Opening reception Saturday October 4th from 7 to 9:30 pm. ... more »

US Quidditch's Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship

November 01, 2014
Category: Sports
Location: East End
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Twenty teams will compete for the opportunity to attend USQ’s national championship, the World Cup. Last year’s regional championship saw the University of Maryland defeat Villanova Community Quidditch to capture the regional crown, one year after losing to Villanova in the 2012 regional championship. Who wil... more »

Victorian Mourning Exhibit at Maymont Mansion

Through November 02, 2014
Venue: Maymont
Phone: 804-358-7166
Category: Architecture/Homes, Culture, Exhibits, Galleries, History, Museums, Tour
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Tuesday, October 28-Sunday, November 2, 12–5pm, Maymont Mansion. In the 19th century, draping one’s front door with black crepe was the solemn symbol that a household was in mourning after the loss of a loved one. Enter the doors of Maymont Mansion to experience a unique exhibit dedicated to the Victorian rit... more »

Forbidden City: Imperial Treasures from the Palace Museum, Beijing

Through January 01, 2015
Category: Art, Culture, Galleries, History, Museums
Day: Recurring monthly on the 1st
Location: Downtown

Drawn from the collection of the Palace Museum in Beijing, Forbidden City will offer visitors a unique journey through a palace once forbidden to the general public, and provide a glimpse into this hidden world through rich and diverse objects from the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) dynasties. Featured... more »

11-02-2014

Bluegrass Brunch

On-Going
Venue:
Phone: 804-359-9690
Category: Music
Day: Every Sunday
Location: Downtown
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Bluegrass Brunch happens EVERY SUNDAY from 1pm-3pm. The event features different Bluegrass bands each week. There is no cover charge. more »

Charlotte's Web

Through November 09, 2014
Venue: Virginia Repertory Theatre
Phone: 804-282-2620
Category: Family Fun, Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Based on the bestselling book by E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web tells the story of a rambunctious pig named Wilbur who is desperately trying to avoid the butcher and a friendly spider named Charlotte who uses her web and creative thinking to save him from slaughter. This funny and heartfelt classic will excite young r... more »

Chesterfield Berry Farm Fall Festival

Through November 02, 2014
Category: Culture, Family Fun, Festivals, Food, Outdoors, Virginia Green
Day: Every Sunday, Saturday
Location: South side
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Chesterfield Berry Farm is Opening for the Fall Festival season! Chesterfield Berry Farm offers SO much more than just a pick your own pumpkin patch (though we have to agree, the hayride to the pumpkin patch is one of the best things about Chesterfield Berry Farm)! With over 20 activities ranging from Pirates Cove and ... 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 »

Free Walking Tour of Richmond

Through November 30, 2014
Category: History, Tour, Civil War
Day: Every Sunday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Free walking tours of Richmond VA meet every Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 AM (April through November, unless it snows) in front of Brown’s Island right next to Tredegar Iron Works. It lasts 2.5 -3 hours depending on what questions you have (with a short break half way through). Park on 5th street near the river. P... more »

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