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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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10-23-2014

A Spooktacular Halloween Concert

October 23, 2014
Category: Music
Location: East End
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All ages. Join the Henrico Community Band as they present a fun and spooky evening of music for the entire family. The costumed band will play a variety of Halloween music just in time for trick or treat. Bring the kids in costume and everyone walks away with a goody bag of treats! Reservations are required. Information:... 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 »

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 »

Food Truck Court

October 23, 2014
Category: Food
Location: Downtown
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Food Trucks are back on the Hill. The Robinson Theater will be featuring RVA Street Foodies', Bodillaz, Green Box, Bon Bon, Soul-Ice and more! http://www.rvastreetfoodies.com Some free fall activities for the kids will be provided as well. Come on out, bring a friend, family, neighbor, co-worker and fellowship while enjo... 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 »

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 »

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 »

See How They Run

Through October 25, 2014
Venue: Swift Creek Mill and Theatre
Phone: 804-748-5203
Category: Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: South side
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Galloping in and out of the four doors of an English vicarage are an American actor and actress, a cockney maid who has seen too many American movies, an old maid who “touches alcohol for the first time in her life”, four men in clerical garb one of whom is an escaped prisoner, and a sedate Bishop aghast at a... more »

Shakespeare's Ghosts, Witches & Monsters

Through October 24, 2014
Category: Architecture/Homes, Culture, History, Museums, Tour
Day: Recurring daily
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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William Shakespeare's writings are full of the supernatural. The ghosts, witches, and otherworldly creatures that appear in his plays would have been very familiar to the inhabitants of Agecroft Hall! Visitors will meet the family and servants of this 16th-century English house, and hear stories that influenced some of t... more »

The Marvelous Views of Groover & Hughes

Through November 12, 2014
Category: Art, Exhibits, Galleries
Day: Recurring daily
Location: South side
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"The Marvelous Views of Groover and Hughes" - the latest show and sale presented by The Gallery@Nest Antiques Art & Gifts. Explore the funa nd funky polymer clay "Paintings" of Debo Groover and experience the optic wonders of Laura Hughes. Opening reception Saturday October 4th from 7 to 9:30 pm. ... more »

10-24-2014

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 »

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 »

Charlotte's Web

Through November 09, 2014
Venue: Virginia Repertory Theatre
Phone: 804-282-2620
Category: Family Fun, Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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Based on the bestselling book by E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web tells the story of a rambunctious pig named Wilbur who is desperately trying to avoid the butcher and a friendly spider named Charlotte who uses her web and creative thinking to save him from slaughter. This funny and heartfelt classic will excite young r... 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 »

Haunted Lantern Tours

On-Going
Category: Family Fun
Day: Recurring on the 4th Friday of October
Location: South side
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Spend an evening at Magnolia Grange and discover the haunting history of Chesterfield. Take a guided tour of the house and grounds and hear ghost stories from long ago. Talk to Paranormal Investigators and learn what they discovered at the site. This program will be fun for the entire family. Children’s take home 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 »

Mo Debree

October 24, 2014
Category: Music
Location: North Side/Ashland
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They will bringing the tunes of Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Soul, you'll be bringing your dancing shoes and together we'll make a party! Come early to get a seat - they fill up fast! 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 »

See How They Run

Through October 25, 2014
Venue: Swift Creek Mill and Theatre
Phone: 804-748-5203
Category: Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: South side
Send Email

Galloping in and out of the four doors of an English vicarage are an American actor and actress, a cockney maid who has seen too many American movies, an old maid who “touches alcohol for the first time in her life”, four men in clerical garb one of whom is an escaped prisoner, and a sedate Bishop aghast at a... more »

Shakespeare's Ghosts, Witches & Monsters

Through October 24, 2014
Category: Architecture/Homes, Culture, History, Museums, Tour
Day: Recurring daily
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
Send Email

William Shakespeare's writings are full of the supernatural. The ghosts, witches, and otherworldly creatures that appear in his plays would have been very familiar to the inhabitants of Agecroft Hall! Visitors will meet the family and servants of this 16th-century English house, and hear stories that influenced some of t... more »

The Marvelous Views of Groover & Hughes

Through November 12, 2014
Category: Art, Exhibits, Galleries
Day: Recurring daily
Location: South side
Visit Website  |  Send Email

"The Marvelous Views of Groover and Hughes" - the latest show and sale presented by The Gallery@Nest Antiques Art & Gifts. Explore the funa nd funky polymer clay "Paintings" of Debo Groover and experience the optic wonders of Laura Hughes. Opening reception Saturday October 4th from 7 to 9:30 pm. ... more »

Vintage Maymont: 17th Annual Auction of Wine, Travel, Entertainment, and Culinary Treasures

October 24, 2014
Venue: Jefferson Hotel
Phone: 804-358-7166
Category: Culture, Exhibits, Food, Galleries, History, Lectures, Museums, Wine, Craft Beer
Location: Downtown
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Seventeenth Annual Auction of Wine, Travel, Entertainment and Culinary Treasures. Friday, October 24, 6-10pm, The Jefferson Hotel. Vintage Maymont returns to the beautiful American landmark, The Jefferson Hotel, in its seventeenth year. At this premier auction, participants can expect an exciting evening with a high-spir... more »

Voices from the Shadows: A Walk Through Hallowed Ground

Through October 25, 2014
Category: Family Fun, History, Holiday, Museums, Outdoors, Tour, Civil War
Day: Recurring daily
Location: South side
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Experience Pamplin Historical Park after dark as costumed guides lead you on a spine chilling tour of the Park's historical sites. Come and hear ghostly stories from the 19th century as you embark on a hair raising lantern tour across haunting battlefield trails, an old plantation home, and more! October 24 & 25, 201... more »

West End Comedy - HATTheatre - The Halloween Awareness Show

October 24, 2014
Category: Comedy, Family Fun, Stage
Location: North Side/Ashland
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The Halloween Awareness Show - for all audiences.  Come celebrate the silliest and scariest of holidays with the funniest gang in town. West End Comedy brings the hilarity to HATT in a Whose Line Is It Anyway style format for the evening. We offer the best family-friendly comedy show in Richmond.... more »

10-25-2014

A Contemporary Jazz Dinner Experience

October 25, 2014
Venue: Emilio's Tapas Bar
Phone: 804-359-1224
Category: Music
Location: Downtown
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Hear "Sketches" Jazz ensemble live at Emilio's Downtown . FREE - No cover charge. 6-9 pm, 1847 W. Broad St. Including Gene Pendleton (Guitar), Debo Dabney (Keyboard), Matthew Steele (Bass), Golden Skipper (Vocals), Jeff Tozer (Drums), Maroon Corey (Trumpets). PLEASE CALL to reserve for parties of 4 or more at (... more »

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