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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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09-18-2014

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
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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 »

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 »

Art Lecture Series: Mark Dion

September 18, 2014
Venue: University of Richmond
Phone: 804-289-8272
Category: Lectures
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump

Mark Dion’s art installations and large-scale public works examine how dominant ideologies and public institutions shape our understanding of history, knowledge, and the natural world. 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 »

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 »

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

Live Music Thursdays

On-Going
Venue:
Phone: 804-359-9690
Category: Music
Day: Every Thursday
Location: Downtown
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Live music every Thursday night. No cover charge. more »

Mystic Journeys

September 18, 2014
Category: Art, Galleries
Location: South side
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Enjoy a sensory experience with Artist Jos Biviano's Abstracted Landscape Paintings of Luminosity & Polychrome Resins & Jacki Sowers's Contemporary Mosaics in a Monochromatic Palette. Join us on this journey, where reality & imagination gently mingle. Mythic is a timeless description that harkens back to myt... 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 »

Shakespeare in Art: Lecture and Discussion

September 18, 2014
Category: Culture, History, Lectures
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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The dynamic characters and actors of Shakespeare's plays, as well as Shakespeare himself, have continually inspired artists for centuries. This visual presentation by Margaret Hancock, design educator with Margaret Hancock Studios, explores noteworthy paintings in museum collections that showcase the central figures of S... more »

Wait Until Dark

Through September 19, 2014
Venue: Firehouse Theatre Project
Phone: 804-355-2001
Category: Stage
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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An apartment in 1960’s Greenwich Village becomes the site of theatre’s most terrifying game of cat and mouse. Desperate to reclaim a mysterious doll stuffed with illegal drugs, a con man lays a trap to ensnare a blind woman.  With the help of his criminal cohorts and a few clever disguises, he spins a ta... more »

09-19-2014

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 »

"The Battle of New Market Heights" Brown Bag Lunch Talk

September 19, 2014
Category: History, Lectures, Museums, Civil War
Location: Downtown
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Throughout the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Museum of the Confederacy-Richmond will be hosting a monthly series of talks devoted to a topic or event's 150th anniversary. These talks, normally scheduled for the third Friday of the month, are free for members and Richmond area residents, and are included with Mus... 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 »

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
Visit Website  |  Send Email

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 »

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 »

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 »

Crush

September 19, 2014
Category: Music
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Crush is a Rock oriented coverband. This 4 piece band is committed to one thing... providing a energy packed show everytime, that makes the crowd want to move and sing along! Crush prides itself on putting its own spin on the biggest of hits, from the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and beyond. They are not shy to mix things up a... 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
Visit Website  |  Send Email

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 »

Maymont Family Camp-Out: Creatures of the James

September 19, 2014
Venue: Maymont
Phone: 804-358-7166
Category: Family Fun, Gardens, Outdoors
Location: Downtown
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Friday, September 19, 6pm-Saturday, September 20, 9am, Maymont Grounds. The James River and its surrounding habitats are home to many amazing animals! Take an evening hike through the estate in search of native nocturnal creatures, and meet a few of Maymont’s own animal ambassadors. Afterwards, we’ll make s&r... 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 »

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