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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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09-02-2015

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 »

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 »

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 »

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Through October 30, 2015
Venue: Hollywood Cemetery
Phone: 804-649-0711
Category: History, Tour
Day: Recurring every week day
Location: Downtown
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Established in 1847, Hollywood Cemetery is a magnificent example of the rural garden style cemetery and was one of America's first parks. Learn about the cemetery's history, artwork, symbolism and some of the more famous of its over 80,000 residents, including well-known writers, politicians, Confederate notables and tw... 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 »

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 »

Lunch Break Science

September 02, 2015
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Category: Culture, Exhibits, Family Fun, Lectures, Museums, Virginia Green
Location: Downtown
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Pack a lunch and join us! Museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. This week’s presentation is “Space Station: A Symbol of Cooperation and Orion, NASA’s New Deep Space Explorer” presented by Alan Sturgis, Aerospace Engineer at NASA Langle... more »

Pop-up LEGO® Bricks Sculpture: Bicycle Triumphs Traffic

Through September 30, 2015
Venue: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Phone: 804-262-9887
Category: Art, Exhibits, 2015 UCI Bike Race
Day: Recurring daily
Location: North Side/Ashland
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See artist Sean Kenney’s work with this bike-themed sculpture on display at the Garden throughout September in celebration of the UCI Road World Cycling Championships. This life-size sculpture of a bicycle was created by New York artist Sean Kenney, one of only 15 LEGO® Certified Professionals in the world. It... 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 »

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 »

We Be Jammin'

On-Going
Venue: Isley Brewing Company
Phone: 804-499-0721
Category: Music, Craft Beer
Day: Every Wednesday
Location: Downtown
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Head out to Isley Brewing Company with your own musical talent to enjoy our cold beverages while you jam with other types of musicians. We will offer specials and provide a relaxing environment so you can meet new musical friends! No performing on a stage! Just jammin with friends old and new! more »

William A. Youngblood: A Legacy In Art

Through September 29, 2015
Category: Art
Day: Recurring every week day
Location: North Side/Ashland
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William A. Youngblood: "A Legacy In Art" - selected works presented by the late artist's family. Mr. Youngblood was a charter member of the James River Art League and prolific producer of works in many mediums. The exhibition will also include a collection of sketches and impressions from his service in World... 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 »

09-03-2015

"William Cabell Rives: A Country to Serve" by Barclay Rives

September 03, 2015
Venue: Virginia Historical Society
Phone: 804-358-4901
Category: History, Lectures
Location: Downtown
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Defying the president and Democratic Party leaders in an 1838 Senate speech, William Cabell Rives declared, “I can never forget that I have a country to serve as well as a party to obey.” His career of public service began under the tutelage of his neighbors, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, and extended b... more »

"World War I in the United States: German Sabotage on American Soil"

September 03, 2015
Venue: Virginia Historical Society
Phone: 804-358-4901
Category: Culture, History, Museums
Location: Downtown
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This is a two-part class taught by Robert Dunkerly. Class one will take place on Thursday, September 3, and class two on Thursday, September 10. Learn about German sabotage in America during World War I. Though we often think the First World War was fought “over there,” in fact the Germans conducted quite a b... more »

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 »

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