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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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02-28-2015

"5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche" by Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood

Through March 14, 2015
Venue: Richmond Triangle Players
Phone: 804-346-8113
Category: Comedy, LGBT, Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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Smart, sharp and hysterically funny! Winner! 2012 NYC International Fringe Festival, Best Overall Production! It’s 1956 and the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their annual quiche breakfast. Will they be able to keep their cool when Communists threaten their idyllic town? "... more »

12th Annual Richmond Kids Expo

February 28, 2015
Venue: Richmond International Raceway
Phone: 757-470-9840
Category: Family Fun
Location: North Side/Ashland
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The 12th Annual Richmond Kids Expo is the largest yearly event held in Central Virginia that's specially designed to provide parents with an engaging trade show atmosphere while their kids enjoy an awesome day of fun and entertainment! Parents can shop and learn about products and services offered at exhibitors' booths w... more »

12th Annual Richmond Kids' Expo

February 28, 2015
Venue: Richmond International Raceway
Phone: 757-470-9840
Category: Exhibits, Family Fun
Location: North Side/Ashland
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The 12th Annual Richmond Kids Expo is the largest yearly event held in Central Virginia that's specially designed to provide parents with an engaging trade show atmosphere while their kids enjoy an awesome day of fun and entertainment! Parents can shop and learn about products and services offered at exhibitors' booths w... more »

Arena Racing USA

February 28, 2015
Venue: Richmond Coliseum
Category: Family Fun, Other, Sports
Location: Downtown
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Arena Racing USA invites you to the Richmond Coliseum for professional racing inside and under the lights! Be there with your family and friends for the Driver Meet & Greet, and when the green flag drops! Coliseum Box Office Special! Get a FREE kid’s general admission ticket (age 15 and under) with each paid ... more »

Church Hill Signature Bike Tour

Through March 28, 2015
Category: Comedy, Culture, Family Fun, Food, History, Outdoors, Sports, Tour
Day: Every Saturday
Location: Downtown
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Embrace the intersections of biking, food and history. Leisurely pace- bike novices and enthusiasts welcome. Explore RIchmond's history while experiencing RVA as a local. Pedal through streets that echo with over 400 years of stories. There is no better way to experience this city than on a bike with Richmond Rides. Bo... 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 »

Kid's Carniball at the Children's Museum of Richmond

February 28, 2015
Venue: Children's Museum of Richmond
Category: Culture, Family Fun, Museums
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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Join us for our annual Kid's Carniball at CMoR Central on February 28, 2015 from 10am-4pm. This year's destination is India! Kids will explore India through live performances with Robert Jospe and the World Beat Workshop, food, arts & crafts, and more! Kid's Carniball is free with museum admission! Robert Jospe will ... 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 »

Real Richmond Food Tours -- Shockoe Bottom

February 28, 2015
Category: Food, History, Tour
Location: Downtown
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On this 1.5 mile walking tour with Real Richmond, you'll sample what's cooking at five locally-owned restaurants, including such spots as Tio Pablo, LuLu's, C'est le Vin, Station 2, Globehopper, Sweet Teas, Bookbinder's, Aziza's and Julep's, while you meander through this vibrant and varied area. Besides wonderful food a... more »

RVA Polar Plunge Winter Fest

February 28, 2015
Category: Family Fun, Festivals
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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The COOLEST fundraiser benefiting Special Olympics Virginia that unites the community with our athletes, families (and favorite food trucks!). Participants who pay or raise $50 for Special Olympics will plunge into above ground pools. The event will feature music, games, and vendors. more »

The Whipping Man

Through March 08, 2015
Venue: Virginia Repertory Theatre
Phone: 804-282-2620
Category: History, Stage, Civil War
Day: Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown

THE WHIPPING MAN By Matthew Lopez February 13 – March 8, 2015 The Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre It is Passover, 1865 in the ruins of a once grand home in Richmond, Virginia. The Civil War has just ended, and a Confederate officer comes home to find his family missing and only two former slaves remaining. Wai... more »

Those Harvey Girls

Through March 06, 2015
Category: Stage
Day: Recurring every 3 days
Location: South side
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Tickets start at 41.25 for Theatre Only and 59.15 for Buffet and Theatre. Senior, Student, and Military discounts are available. Dinner doors open at 6:00PM and Theatre doors open at 7:30PM. Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Show is approximately 2 hours. Matinee shows are available The Harvey sisters bring their ... more »

Wicked Divas

February 28, 2015
Venue: Richmond CenterStage
Phone: 804-788-4717
Category: Music
Location: Downtown
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Diva showstoppers from Broadway, opera and popular music join the RSO for a wicked good time with music from the Tony Award-winning musical and other favorites! Enjoy selections from Gypsy, Ragtime, Titanic, and of course, Wicked for an unforgettable night of the best from the Great White Way more »

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Through April 17, 2015
Category: Comedy, Family Fun, Music, Stage
Day: Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: North Side/Ashland

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN February 27 – April 17, 2015 Music and Lyrics by Clark Gesner Based on the Peanuts comic strip by Charles M. Schulz Part of the Acts of Faith Festival Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, and the whole gang come to life in this up-beat musical for young-at-heart adults and thoughtful c... more »

03-01-2015

"5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche" by Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood

Through March 14, 2015
Venue: Richmond Triangle Players
Phone: 804-346-8113
Category: Comedy, LGBT, Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Smart, sharp and hysterically funny! Winner! 2012 NYC International Fringe Festival, Best Overall Production! It’s 1956 and the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their annual quiche breakfast. Will they be able to keep their cool when Communists threaten their idyllic town? "... 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 »

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 »

Fire & Ice Presented by the West Broad Village

March 01, 2015
Category: Festivals
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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Join the West Broad Village and local vendors for a day of fun! Featuring an Ice Sculptor, Fire Pits and Local Artisans. more »

Live Music Every Sunday at Carytown Cupcakes

Through March 29, 2015
Category: Family Fun, Food, Music
Day: Every Sunday
Location: Downtown
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Every Sunday enjoy live music with your cupcake! Also, receive 25% off drinks for happy hour. Feb. 22nd, Mar. 1st & 15th see Elana Lisa, a bluesy, jazz-inspired singer and guitarist. Mar. 8th, 22nd & 29th, see Kirsten Hazler, an alt-country folk singer and guitarist. more »

MADE in CHURCH HILL

Through June 28, 2015
Venue: The Valentine
Phone: 804-649-0711
Category: Architecture/Homes, Art, Clubs, Culture, Exhibits, Family Fun, Galleries, History, Museums
Day: Every Sunday
Location: Downtown
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A collaborative exhibition involving a variety of local cultural and educational institutions brings to light the history and current challenges facing Church Hill from the perspective of its residents. 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 »

Special Nights for Special Needs

Through July 01, 2015
Category: Family Fun
Day: Recurring monthly on the 1st
Location: South side
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Join the Children’s Museum-Chesterfield for an evening dedicated to children with special needs 10 years old and under. Visitors will have access to materials and fun activities at the museum. more »

The Whipping Man

Through March 08, 2015
Venue: Virginia Repertory Theatre
Phone: 804-282-2620
Category: History, Stage, Civil War
Day: Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown

THE WHIPPING MAN By Matthew Lopez February 13 – March 8, 2015 The Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre It is Passover, 1865 in the ruins of a once grand home in Richmond, Virginia. The Civil War has just ended, and a Confederate officer comes home to find his family missing and only two former slaves remaining. Wai... more »