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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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07-29-2015

[WORK] 2015

Through August 10, 2015
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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The annual summer [WORK] exhibition offers the public an opportunity to view the diverse, professional work created by the dedicated leaders of the Visual Arts Center. more »

10 x 10

Through August 09, 2015
Venue: 1708 Gallery
Phone: 804-643-1708
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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1708 Gallery is pleased to announce 10x10, its new summer program. From June 2 – August 9, 2015, 1708 will open its doors to 10 artists and community organizations. Each of these individuals or groups will occupy the gallery for one week, for a total of 10 weeks. Inspired by a program at Nurture Art, New York, 10x1... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Coco Montoya

July 29, 2015
Venue: The Tin Pan Restaurant and Listening Room
Phone: 804-447-8189
Category: Music
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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“Smoldering blues and southern-fried rock ‘n’ roll with a master touch and killer soloing” - GuitarOne “An astounding guitar virtuoso and a forceful singer.” - Billboard “Montoya is at the forefront of contemporary blues guitarists.” - Guitar World more »

Gallery Flux “Gallery Artist Group Show”

Through July 31, 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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Visit us for the “Ashland First Thursdays” Opening Reception of the “Gallery Artist Group Show”! This one-month show will highlight the many talents of Gallery Flux artists, featuring oils, acrylics, oil pastels, ceramics, and outdoor art! The show will open Thursday, July 2, from 5:30 to 8:00 PM.... 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 »

Karaoke with Sean

On-Going
Category: Food, Karaoke, Music
Day: Every Wednesday
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Sean brings the wildest time North of the river!!! Don't miss out on Karaoke with this crazy cat, you never know whats going to happen! more »

Open Mic At Sonny's Bar and Grill

On-Going
Category: Karaoke
Day: Every Wednesday
Location: North Side/Ashland
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PA, guitar rig & drums provided. Bring yourself, your axe, your bass, your sticks, your llama - just bring it! Sign up starts at 7PM more »

The Gallery@Nest presents

Through July 31, 2015
Category: Art, Exhibits, Galleries
Day: Recurring daily
Location: South side
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Nest Antiques Art & Gifts is proud to present "Living With Art". The newest show and sale in The Gallery@Nest. Featuring the work of over 60 local artists presented in a room setting "Salon Style" to show just how easy it is to Live With Art (and antiques). Now through July 31st, this ever changin... 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 »

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 »

07-30-2015

[WORK] 2015

Through August 10, 2015
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Visit Website

The annual summer [WORK] exhibition offers the public an opportunity to view the diverse, professional work created by the dedicated leaders of the Visual Arts Center. more »

10 x 10

Through August 09, 2015
Venue: 1708 Gallery
Phone: 804-643-1708
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Visit Website  |  Send Email

1708 Gallery is pleased to announce 10x10, its new summer program. From June 2 – August 9, 2015, 1708 will open its doors to 10 artists and community organizations. Each of these individuals or groups will occupy the gallery for one week, for a total of 10 weeks. Inspired by a program at Nurture Art, New York, 10x1... 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
Visit Website  |  Send Email

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 »

Bailey’s of Richmond, VA to Host Benefits for Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia on Thursday, July 30, 201

July 30, 2015
Category: Family Fun, Food, LGBT, Other, Sports
Location: Downtown
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The Bailey’s locations in the Richmond area (Broad Street and Robious Road) are teaming up with Make-A-Wish® Greater Virginia to support children with life-threatening medical conditions. Bailey’s will host two celebrations to benefit Make-A-Wish® Greater Virginia on Thursday, July 30, 2015. Each Ba... more »

Balance in Motion: The Evolution of Cycling in America exhibition opening

Through October 18, 2015
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
Visit Website  |  Send Email

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 »

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
Visit Website  |  Send Email

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
Visit Website  |  Send Email

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 »

Cask Night

On-Going
Venue: Center of the Universe
Phone: 804-368-0299
Category: Craft Beer
Day: Every Thursday
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Have a desire to drink outside of the box? The brewers of COTU create a one-off pin every Thursday that will challenge your taste buds and open your mind to new and interesting flavors that meld with our current COTU offerings. Don’t miss out on your chance to taste their creations every Thursday, because when its ... more »

Dixie Swim Club

Through August 29, 2015
Category: Comedy, Stage
Day: Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: South side
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The hottest ticket last summer returns for 19 performances! Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. A hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever. If you loved “The Golden G... more »

Flowers After 5

Through August 27, 2015
Venue: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Category: Family Fun, Food, Gardens, Music, Pets, Wine
Day: Every Thursday
Location: North Side/Ashland
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We’ve added more “dog nights!” Leashed pets (Fidos After 5) allowed June 11, 25; July 9 & 23 and August 13 & 27; $2 suggested "pet admission" benefitting the Richmond SPCA. For specific event details, please visit http://www.lewisginter.org/event/flowers-after-5/ more »

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