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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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04-29-2016

4000 Miles Presented by Cadence Theatre Company

Through May 21, 2016
Category: Arts & Culture
Day: Every Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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VA—Cadence Theatre Company in partnership with Virginia Rep is pleased to present its final production of the 2015-2016 Season, 4000 Miles by Amy Herzog. 4000 Miles is a beautifully spun, comedic and heartwarming story of an elderly woman and her 21 year-old grandson seeking respite from a recent life-changing even... more »

90 Years a Museum at Maymont

Through July 03, 2016
Venue: Maymont
Phone: 804-358-7166
Category: History
Day: Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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Discover the legacy of James and Sallie Dooleys’ extraordinary gift to Richmond throughout their spectacular home. Rarely seen early images displayed throughout Maymont Mansion give a sense of how things looked when the estate was opened to the public in 1926 – the gardens, the landscape, the buildings and th... more »

A Million Blooms

Through June 01, 2016
Category: Outdoors, Virginia Green
Day: Recurring daily
Location: North Side/Ashland
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The Garden's celebration of spring! A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses, and many more. Events throughout the season include Butterflies LIVE!, Mother's Day, the Spring Plant Sale, and activities in the Children's Garden. more »

Along the James Bicycle Tours

Through October 30, 2016
Venue: The Valentine First Freedom Center
Phone: 804-893-5065
Category: History
Day: Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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Richmond was first settled because of the James River. Explore the rich and varied history of the city on the James along the scenic Canal Walk and Capital Trail. Learn about the founding of Richmond, the slaves trade, the Civil War, industry, rapids, murals and canals while riding through the city. 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. more »

An Evening of Music with Mike Masse and Jeff Hall

April 29, 2016
Category: Music
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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An evening of classic and contemporary pop/rock/accoustic music by YouTube sensation Mike Masse and Jeff Hall. With over thirty million views on YouTube, their covers of the most popular songs from the Beatles to Coldplay, from Radiohead to Simon & Garfunkel, from the Dead to Floyd, from Neil Diamond to Bon Jovi, the... more »

April - May Exhibits @ Art Works

Through May 22, 2016
Venue: Art Works
Phone: 804-291-1400
Category: Arts & Culture
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Exhibits include: So the Story Goes by Jessica Sims "So The Story Goes" is a collection of abstract paintings that are celebratory remembrances of Jessica Sims’ youth. Her acrylic paintings on panel that reference pallets from childhood memories and sentimentalized items of her youth, re-imagined with a ... more »

April/May Exhibitions

Through May 22, 2016
Venue: Artspace
Phone: 804-232-6464
Category: Arts & Culture
Day: Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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artspace is pleased to present two new gallery exhibits, opening with a Reception for the Artists on April 22, 2016, from 7-10pm - Free and Open to the Public. The VCUarts Craft/Material Studies Candidacy Exhibition features work by six students in the Main, Helena Davis, Frable and smallspace galleries. In the Suzanne F... more »

Butterflies LIVE!

Through October 09, 2016
Venue: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Phone: 804-262-9887
Category: Family Fun
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. The exhibit is ever-changing, so every time you visit, you’re likely to see someth... more »

Changing Exhibition, Looking Good: Fashion in Virginia 1930-1970

Through December 12, 2016
Venue: Virginia Historical Society
Phone: 804-358-4901
Category: Family Fun, History
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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This exhibition will explore forty years of Virginia history through changes in clothing and accessories, the growth of consumer culture around key historical moments, American concepts of beauty, and what it means to be well dressed. The exhibition focuses primarily on women's fashion and accessories, but men's fashion ... more »

Crazed and Infused Fridays and Sizzling Saturdays

On-Going
Venue: Isley Brewing Company
Phone: 804-499-0721
Category: Food, Music
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 »

Disney's The Lion King

Through May 06, 2016
Venue: Altria Theater
Phone: 804-592-3384
Category: Dance, Family Fun, Music
Day: Every Friday
Location: Downtown
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Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. This is Disney’s THE LION KING, making its triumphant return to Altria Theater. More than 80 million people around the world have experienced the awe-inspi... more »

Exhibit, Changing Styles: 300 Years of Virginia Art and Design

Through December 31, 2025
Venue: Virginia Historical Society
Phone: 804-358-4901
Category: History
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: History
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: History
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: Family Fun, History
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 »

First Freedom: Virginia's Statute for Religious Freedom Exhibition

Through June 04, 2016
Category: History
Day: Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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No one familiar with today's public and political debates about religious liberty and the relationship of church and state can doubt that Thomas Jefferson's Statute for Religious Freedom holds lasting significance. The Library of Virginia's exhibition First Freedom: Virginia's Statute for Religious Freedom explores the i... more »

Free Garden Tour

April 29, 2016
Venue: Lavender Fields Herb Farm
Phone: 804-262-7167
Category: Unique to Richmond
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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Enjoy strolling through the gardens looking at different styles of gardening and the different plants around the retail gardens. Join us as we stroll the gardens discussing the different herbs you see and how they are used in the landscape. Each adult enjoys some of our free delicious ice cream upon completion. This is a... more »

Free Shirt Friday & Happy Hour, Reading Night #2

April 29, 2016
Venue: Richmond Flying Squirrels
Phone: 804-359-3866
Category: Sports
Location: Downtown
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Free Squirrels Jersey-style shirt to the 1st 1,000 fans ages 15 & older. Happy Hour drink specials from 5:30-7:30 PM. Participants of the 2016 M&T Bank Reading Program honored on field. Gates open at 5:30 PM. more »

Historic Garden Week 2016 Richmond Tours Westhampton

April 29, 2016
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WESTHAMPTON The Boxwood Garden Club The James River Garden Club Three Chopt Garden Club The Tuckahoe Garden Club of Westhampton Friday, April 29th 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. http://www.vagardenweek.org/main/tourdetails?id=308 Experience the charm of Matoaka Road, a tree-lined residential corridor within Tuckahoe Terrace, a... more »

Lasting Impressions: Botanical Etchings by Cathy G. Vaughn

Through May 01, 2016
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Category: Arts & Culture
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Richmond‬ copper artist Cathy G. Vaughn brings a keen eye for design to her love of botany and chemistry in the innovative images in this exhibition that features soldering, cold forging and etching. 9:30 am - 5 pm more »

Little Shop of Horrors

Through May 21, 2016
Venue: Swift Creek Mill and Theatre
Phone: 804-748-5203
Day: Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: South side
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You haven’t seen “Little Shop...” until you’ve seen THE MILL do “Little Shop...”!! Our original 1986 production took the town by storm and became the longest-running show in our theatre’s history: eight months of thrills and chills and over-the-top fun! The voracious Audrey II... more »

Salvador Dali : The Argillet Collection

Through April 30, 2016
Venue: Chasen Galleries of Fine Art and Glass
Phone: 804-204-1048
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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A collection of 90 to 100 prints by the Spanish master Salvador Dali will be on view from the Argillet collection. Dali and his printer, Pierre Argillet, had a close and enduring friendship throughout their lives, and the Argillet collection amasses works from the many aesthetic periods of Dali's career, making them ava... more »

Southside Speedway Race

April 29, 2016
Venue: Southside Speedway
Phone: 804-744-2700
Category: Family Fun, Outdoors, Sports
Location: South side
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Southside Speedway, better known as “The Toughest Short Track in the South,” is a paved 1/3 mile oval race track located on Genito Road in Midlothian, Virginia. The speedway draws drivers both locally and throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Every other Friday night from April 1 through August 26, fans can wat... more »

The Sidleys

April 29, 2016
Venue: The Tin Pan Restaurant and Listening Room
Phone: 804-447-8189
Category: Music
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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Combining their many talents as singers, songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, The Sidleys are a family that is creating a rich musical tradition in the Washington DC area. Annie and Steve Sidley, along with their talented sons, Colin and Ian Sidley, perform their own eclectic style of melodic, soul-influenced indie ro... more »

The Sidleys family band at Tin Pan in Richmond, VA on 4/29

April 29, 2016
Category: Dance, Family Fun, Music, Arts & Culture
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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The Sidleys family band offers up great melodic soul-influenced indie rock and that'll keep you moving all night long! To get tickets go to www.tinpanrva.com more »

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