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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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09-19-2014

Butterflies LIVE!

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

"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
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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 »

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 »

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
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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 »

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
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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 »

The RVA Cabaret September Show

September 19, 2014
Venue: Gallery5
Category: Dance
Location: Downtown
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COME ONE, COME ALL TO THE RVA CABARET SEPTEMBER SHOW! **A variety show dedicated to preserving & serving Gallery 5! 100% of the proceeds go back into improving the Gallery!** We've already met our year-end goal and have one show left for the 2014 season! Help us send the fundraising through the roof for Richmond's hu... more »

Third Friday Production Party to Support REAP

September 19, 2014
Category: Art, Culture, Family Fun, Food, Other
Location: Downtown
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Join Richmond Entrepreneur's Assistance Program (REAP) at Susan's Selections for a Third Friday Production Party. There will be food by Personal Chef Catering, an outdoor produce market by Field of Dreams, a table of Heart to Heart gifts made by individuals with disabilities on sale. You can help make pinwheel gifts for... more »

Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

September 19, 2014
Venue: Richmond International Raceway
Phone: 804-642-2011
Category: Other
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Vendors from across the US bring their merchandise to you. You will find • 14K and sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry • Loose stones, beads and findings, pearls • Mineral specimens, crystals, fossils ,lapidary supplies • Display of Virginia rocks and minerals and of dino... 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 »

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 »

09-20-2014

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 »

Ag in the Classroom 5K Stampede

September 20, 2014
Category: Family Fun, Festivals, Sports
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This event is a 5K, kids run and after party festival sponsored by Agriculture in the Classroom! The Stampede 5K benefits the Virginia Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom. Your participation will help to provide Virginia educators with great training, lessons and classroom resources. Come out and enjoy the race a... 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
Send Email

Join Isley Brewing Company on Friday's and Saturday's for Awesome Infusions, Yummy Food Trucks and live Music. 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 »

Happy Birthday Judge Marshall

September 20, 2014
Venue: John Marshall House
Phone: 804-648-7998
Category: Architecture/Homes, Exhibits, Family Fun, History, Museums
Location: Downtown
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The most influential man never to be president” was born on September 24, 1755, 259 years ago! Join us for FREE tours and discussions on some of Marshall landmark cases that shaped our young government. There will also be birthday cake for all our visitors! more »

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