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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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04-02-2015

"Angels in America: Millennium Approaches" by Tony Kushner

Through April 25, 2015
Venue: Richmond Triangle Players
Phone: 804-346-8113
Category: Culture, LGBT, Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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Harrowing, uproarious, and magical, "Angels in America" is a fiercely theatrical modern morality play and a landmark of the American stage. Against a landscape of greed, sexual politics, and the cries of a sweeping AIDS epidemic, a lost America teeters on the tipping point of an unknown future. This story of lo... more »

“Such a spectacle was presented as can never be forgotten” – The Burning of Richmond

April 02, 2015
Category: Civil War
Location: Downtown
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A unique illumination of Richmond’s downtown cityscape will represent the evacuation fires with projected images on modern buildings. Special lantern tours will lead visitors through the heart of historic burned district and living historians stationed along the tour route will share the stories of individuals who... more »

Alpaca Farm Tour and Fiber Workshops

Through October 10, 2015
Category: Family Fun, Other, Outdoors, Tour, Workshops
Day: Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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. P... 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 »

Celtic Woman - 10th Anniversary World Tour

April 02, 2015
Venue: Altria Theater
Phone: 804-257-3096
Category: Music
Location: Downtown
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10th Anniversary Celebration Global music sensation Celtic Woman brings it's 10th Anniversary Celebration to Altria Theatre! This enchanting musical experience features Celtic Woman performing a treasure chest of traditional Irish standards, classical favorites and contemporary pop songs, in the group’s distinctive... more »

Celtic Women

April 02, 2015
Venue: Altria Theater
Category: Music, Stage
Location: Downtown
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Celtic Women return to Richmond April 2, 2015 at Altria Theater at 7pm. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Centerstage Box Office at 10 am, online at etix.com and charge-by-phone at 1.800.514.3849. Tickets range from $42 to $102 (plus applicable fees). ADA seating tickets are available. Group tickets are... 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 »

John Dooley: An Irish American Leader in Mid-19th Century Richmond

Through July 05, 2015
Venue: Maymont
Phone: 804-358-7166
Category: Exhibits, History, Museums, Tour, Civil War
Day: Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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The Maymont Mansion presents a rare opportunity to view the sole surviving green wool uniform of Richmond’s Montgomery Guard, Company C of the First Virginia Infantry, a militia company formed by Irish Americans in 1850. This legendary uniform is a highly significant display for Maymont as it belonged to John Doole... more »

Karaoke with Smitty!

On-Going
Category: Food, Karaoke, Music
Day: Every Thursday
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Smitty brings Best sound, best singers and always the best place to be on a Thursday night. The hottest and fastest growing Thursday Karaoke Party in Lakeside! more »

MADE in CHURCH HILL Exhibition

Through June 28, 2015
Venue: The Valentine
Phone: 804-649-0711
Category: Architecture/Homes, Art, Clubs, Culture, Exhibits, Family Fun, Galleries, History, Museums, RVA Garden Trail
Day: Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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 »

Marks. Forms. Layers. | “Ashland First Thursday” Opening Reception

April 02, 2015
Venue: Gallery Flux
Phone: 804-752-3540
Category: Art
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Marks. Forms. Layers. | Gallery Flux Visit Gallery Flux to see “Marks. Forms. Layers.” This exhibition will feature landscape oil paintings by Carol Anna Meese, mixed media paintings by Patte Ormsby, and mixed media and clay sculptures by David Camden. Visit “Marks. Forms. Layers.” from March 5th ... more »

Marks. Forms. Layers. | Gallery Flux

Through May 02, 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 Gallery Flux to see “Marks. Forms. Layers.” This exhibition will feature landscape oil paintings by Carol Anna Meese, mixed media paintings by Patte Ormsby, and mixed media and clay sculptures by David Camden. Visit “Marks. Forms. Layers.” from March 5th to May 2, 2015 to see new work by the... 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 »

Richmond Burning

April 02, 2015
Venue: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Category: History, Lectures, Civil War
Location: Downtown
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Richmond Burning In this discussion with Nelson Lankford, retired Vice President for Programs at the Virginia Historical Society and author of Richmond Burning, discover how those days overshadowed everything that had come before and influenced everything that followed. The program will take place in the location and at ... more »

Smitty's Karaoke at Sonny's

Through July 09, 2015
Category: Karaoke
Day: Every Thursday
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Karaoke every Thursday at Sonny’s Bar and Grill. Smitty brings Best sound, best singers and always the best place to be on a Thursday night. The hottest and fastest growing Thursday Karaoke Party in Lakeside starts at 8:00. more »

Three Brothers Tap Takeover

April 02, 2015
Venue: Buz and Ned's Real Barbecue-West Broad
Phone: 804-346-4227
Category: Food, Craft Beer
Location: Downtown
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Three Brothers Brewing have come a long way from home to join Buz at the bar here in Richmond, VA. April 2, 2015 from 5-10 p.m Three Brothers will be taking over the tap at the W. Broad location. Come enjoy great beer and REAL barbecue. more »

Tom Paxton

April 02, 2015
Category: Music
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Tom Paxton’s folk music career has spanned over fifty years. His songs have been performed by music’s greatest voices and he himself continues to perform and write. This unique evening of music will be an intimate experience to remember and will sell out. Tom Paxton ha... more »

Writers Series: Sam Lipsyte – Novelist and Short Story Writer

April 02, 2015
Category: Lectures
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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The Writers Series is designed to expose Richmond students, the greater university community, and city residents to some of today’s most celebrated writers. Their readings and the talks in the Lecture Series are free and open to the public. Most writers make themselves available, following their appearance, to answ... 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 »

A Million Blooms

Through June 01, 2015
Venue: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Phone: 804-262-9887
Category: Family Fun, Gardens, Outdoors, Virginia Green, RVA Garden Trail
Day: Recurring daily
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden was recently voted #2 in USA Today's 10Best Public Gardens contest and spring is a great time to see why! Millions of blooms, plus a chance this year to see the gardens as art. As part of A Million Blooms, a dozen picture frames will be set up throughout the Central Garden and inside the C... 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 »

Two Bits: The Barbershop Musical

Through May 16, 2015
Venue: Swift Creek Mill Theatre
Phone: 804-748-5203
Category: Stage
Day: Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: South side
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Lots of silliness and a heartwarming story for the whole family: Our hero, Danny Boy, found his Million Dollar Baby (Sweet Adeline), at the Five-and-Ten-Cent Store – you get the picture! Classic barbershop harmonies are sung in a classic barbershop setting as this original musical unfolds on the Mill stage. Written... more »

04-03-2015

"Angels in America: Millennium Approaches" by Tony Kushner

Through April 25, 2015
Venue: Richmond Triangle Players
Phone: 804-346-8113
Category: Culture, LGBT, Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Harrowing, uproarious, and magical, "Angels in America" is a fiercely theatrical modern morality play and a landmark of the American stage. Against a landscape of greed, sexual politics, and the cries of a sweeping AIDS epidemic, a lost America teeters on the tipping point of an unknown future. This story of lo... more »

A Retrospective of Work by Allison Jones

April 03, 2015
Category: Art
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump

As transgender culture comes out of the margins within the context of our societal narrative, stigmas are beginning to fall away revealing a rich extension of our culture. This emergence of a new facet of individuality illustrates a myriad of struggles central to the human condition. In a retrospective featuring her wo... more »

Alpaca Farm Tour and Fiber Workshops

Through October 10, 2015
Category: Family Fun, Other, Outdoors, Tour, Workshops
Day: Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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. P... more »

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