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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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09-21-2014

Butterflies LIVE!

Through October 12, 2014
Category: Culture, Exhibits, Family Fun, Festivals, Galleries, Gardens, LGBT, Museums, Other
Day: Recurring daily
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! Tropical beauties, fascinating and showy, transform the Conservatory's North Wing into a wonderland of vibrant colors...captivating sights...and extraordinary discoveries. Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit in the Conservatory geared for all ages. Get up close and person... more »

5th Wall Theatre Presents H2O by Jane Martin

Through September 27, 2014
Category: Culture, Innovation, Stage
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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5th Wall Theatre presents Jane Martin's newest work, H2O, playing at Virginia Rep's Theatre Gym, September 4 - 27. H2O stars two of RVA's finest young talents, Liz Earnest and RTCC Award nominee Landon Nagel, with Morrie Piersol at the helm as director. After arriving in Los Angeles, an aimless young man catapults to m... more »

Arts Around the Lake

September 21, 2014
Venue: University of Richmond
Category: Art, Exhibits, Festivals
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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35th Annual Arts Around the Lake - juried fine art show on the shore of Westhampton Lake at the University of Richmond. Approx. 75 artists will be selling their work in various mediums. Local food vendors on site. Show benefits local alumni chapter scholarship fund. Rain Location - Robins Center. Parking and admission ar... more »

Becoming Dr. Ruth

Through October 12, 2014
Venue:
Phone: 804-282-2620
Category: Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: North Side/Ashland
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This heartwarming one-woman show retells the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the pioneering radio and television sex therapist. From fleeing the Nazis in the Kindertransport and joining the Haganah in Jerusalem as a scout and sniper, to her struggles to succeed as a single mother coming to America, this biographi... more »

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 »

Bob Trotman: Business As Usual

Through October 31, 2014
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Bob Trotman creates sculptural installations that comment on corporate America through an ongoing series titled “Business As Usual.” Trotman states, “as a contemporary artist I am fascinated by a noir narrative of life at the office. My wooden people, often surprisingly posed, evoke both humor and anxie... more »

Boom Boom Basics Burlesque and Performing Arts Studio Student Showcase 9/21

September 21, 2014
Category: Dance
Location: Downtown
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Boom Boom Basics Burlesque & Performing Arts Studio is happy to present the summer Beginners Burlesque Class of 2014! Join Headmistress Deanna Danger at Dogtown Dance Theatre on Sunday, September 21st to indoctrinate 9 brand new performers into "The Art of the Tease"! Hosted by Richmond's own, "The Ras... 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
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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 »

Lindsay Nolting: "Landscapes of the Present Century"

Through September 29, 2014
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: North Side/Ashland
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A solo exhibition of the Piedmont inspired landscape paintings of abstract artist Lindsay Nolting more »

Monroe Ward Walking Tour

September 21, 2014
Category: History, Museums, Tour
Location: Downtown
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From the early 1880’s through Reconstruction, Monroe Ward was considered one of Richmond’s most elegant neighborhoods. Stroll past these historic buildings that have been lovingly preserved and “recycled” for the 21st century. Meet outside the Commonwealth Club at 401 W. Franklin Street. $15 per ... 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 »

TREASURES OF THE EARTH GEM, MINERAL & JEWELRY SHOW

Through September 21, 2014
Venue: Richmond International Raceway
Phone: 804-642-2011
Category: Exhibits, Other
Day: Recurring daily
Location: East End
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The Treasures of the Earth Spring Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show features vendors from across the US *14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and hand crafted jewelry *loose stones, pearls, beads and findings, mineral specimens, crystals, lapidary supplies *jewelers and wire wrappers who can design, remount an... more »

VABF Richmond Farm Tours Weekend

Through September 21, 2014
Category: Family Fun, Food, Gardens, Outdoors, Tour, Virginia Green
Day: Recurring daily
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Shake the Hand that Feeds You! Load up your car with friends and family (one ticket covers everyone!) and head out for a day — or two — of meeting farmers and seeing where and how your food is grown. This sustainable farm tour weekend is self-paced with farms located in clusters throughout the area. We will h... more »

09-22-2014

Butterflies LIVE!

Through October 12, 2014
Category: Culture, Exhibits, Family Fun, Festivals, Galleries, Gardens, LGBT, Museums, Other
Day: Recurring daily
Location: North Side/Ashland
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! Tropical beauties, fascinating and showy, transform the Conservatory's North Wing into a wonderland of vibrant colors...captivating sights...and extraordinary discoveries. Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit in the Conservatory geared for all ages. Get up close and person... more »

5th Wall Theatre Presents H2O by Jane Martin

Through September 27, 2014
Category: Culture, Innovation, Stage
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Visit Website  |  Send Email

5th Wall Theatre presents Jane Martin's newest work, H2O, playing at Virginia Rep's Theatre Gym, September 4 - 27. H2O stars two of RVA's finest young talents, Liz Earnest and RTCC Award nominee Landon Nagel, with Morrie Piersol at the helm as director. After arriving in Los Angeles, an aimless young man catapults to m... more »

Alpaca Farm Tours & Fiber Workshops

Through October 31, 2014
Category: Family Fun, Other, Outdoors, Tour, Workshops
Day: Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Don’t wait!! Reserve a date for your Alpaca Farm Tour and Fiber Workshop today. Learn about Alpacas: - Visit the Barn and learn how alpacas are raised. - Learn about the History of Alpacas. - See how Alpaca Fleece is processed into products. - "Touch" the Alpaca's Fleece. Participate in a Fiber Workshop... more »

Bob Trotman: Business As Usual

Through October 31, 2014
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Visit Website

Bob Trotman creates sculptural installations that comment on corporate America through an ongoing series titled “Business As Usual.” Trotman states, “as a contemporary artist I am fascinated by a noir narrative of life at the office. My wooden people, often surprisingly posed, evoke both humor and anxie... more »

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Through October 31, 2014
Category: Gardens, History, Museums, Tour
Day: Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 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 »

Lindsay Nolting: "Landscapes of the Present Century"

Through September 29, 2014
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: North Side/Ashland
Visit Website  |  Send Email

A solo exhibition of the Piedmont inspired landscape paintings of abstract artist Lindsay Nolting 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 »

09-23-2014

Butterflies LIVE!

Through October 12, 2014
Category: Culture, Exhibits, Family Fun, Festivals, Galleries, Gardens, LGBT, Museums, Other
Day: Recurring daily
Location: North Side/Ashland
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! Tropical beauties, fascinating and showy, transform the Conservatory's North Wing into a wonderland of vibrant colors...captivating sights...and extraordinary discoveries. Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit in the Conservatory geared for all ages. Get up close and person... more »

5th Wall Theatre Presents H2O by Jane Martin

Through September 27, 2014
Category: Culture, Innovation, Stage
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Visit Website  |  Send Email

5th Wall Theatre presents Jane Martin's newest work, H2O, playing at Virginia Rep's Theatre Gym, September 4 - 27. H2O stars two of RVA's finest young talents, Liz Earnest and RTCC Award nominee Landon Nagel, with Morrie Piersol at the helm as director. After arriving in Los Angeles, an aimless young man catapults to m... more »

Alpaca Farm Tours & Fiber Workshops

Through October 31, 2014
Category: Family Fun, Other, Outdoors, Tour, Workshops
Day: Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Location: North Side/Ashland
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Don’t wait!! Reserve a date for your Alpaca Farm Tour and Fiber Workshop today. Learn about Alpacas: - Visit the Barn and learn how alpacas are raised. - Learn about the History of Alpacas. - See how Alpaca Fleece is processed into products. - "Touch" the Alpaca's Fleece. Participate in a Fiber Workshop... more »

Bob Trotman: Business As Usual

Through October 31, 2014
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Visit Website

Bob Trotman creates sculptural installations that comment on corporate America through an ongoing series titled “Business As Usual.” Trotman states, “as a contemporary artist I am fascinated by a noir narrative of life at the office. My wooden people, often surprisingly posed, evoke both humor and anxie... more »

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