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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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10-02-2014

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 »

"Design for Living" by Noel Coward

Through October 18, 2014
Venue: Richmond Triangle Players
Phone: 804-346-8113
Category: Comedy, LGBT, Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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Three bohemian artists grapple with the pleasures and challenges of a ménage à trois lifestyle in this sophisticated and innovative comedy that scandalized two continents when it premiered! Gilda loves Otto, and it’s entirely mutual. But Gilda is rather fond of Leo as well. Leo adores Gilda – bu... 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 »

An Evening with The Saint John’s Bible

October 02, 2014
Category: Art, Culture, Exhibits, Other
Location: North Side/Ashland
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A monumental achievement and historic undertaking, The Saint John’s Bible is a major artistic, cultural, and spiritual endeavor. The Saint John's Bible is a 15-year collaboration of scripture scholars and theologians at Saint John's Abbey and University in Collegeville, MN with a team of artists and calligraphers ... 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 »

Equivocation

Through October 19, 2014
Venue:
Phone: 804-282-2620
Category: Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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It is 1606, and Shakespeare has been commanded to write a propaganda play about the Gunpowder Plot, in service to King James. Will he agree to be a pawn in the cynical gamesmanship of the king’s spymaster, or will he equivocate—lie by telling the truth? The playwright, his acting company, and a variety of his... more »

Exquisite Corpse Exhibition: Preview Reception feat. Live Mural Drawing by Genesis Chapman

October 02, 2014
Venue: 1708 Gallery
Phone: 804-643-1708
Category: Art, Culture, Exhibits, Galleries
Location: Downtown
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Richmond, VA - 1708 Gallery is pleased to present Exquisite Corpse, a silent auction fundraiser featuring works created by nationally recognized artists from Richmond and beyond in the spirit of the Surrealist game of the same name.  Exquisite Corpse was a chance-based parlor game invented by the Surrealists fo... 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 »

State Fair of Virginia

Through October 05, 2014
Venue: Meadow Event Park
Phone: 804-999-2800
Category: Exhibits, Family Fun, Food, Music, Outdoors, Stage
Day: Recurring daily
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Midway rides, shows, exhibits, animals, and more. more »

10-03-2014

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 »

"Design for Living" by Noel Coward

Through October 18, 2014
Venue: Richmond Triangle Players
Phone: 804-346-8113
Category: Comedy, LGBT, Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Three bohemian artists grapple with the pleasures and challenges of a ménage à trois lifestyle in this sophisticated and innovative comedy that scandalized two continents when it premiered! Gilda loves Otto, and it’s entirely mutual. But Gilda is rather fond of Leo as well. Leo adores Gilda – bu... more »

2014 African Film Weekend: The City and the State in Contemporary Africa

October 03, 2014
Venue: University of Richmond
Phone: 804-289-8096
Category: Lectures
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump

The African Film Weekend screens new and original African films each fall on the campus of the University of Richmond. It celebrates African culture on the continent and the Diaspora through cinema. Faculty, staff, students, and the general public of Richmond have the opportunity to learn about cultures and issues throug... 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
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 »

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 »

Chili Cook-off + Ceramics Fundraiser

October 03, 2014
Category: Art
Location: Downtown
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Join us for our chili cookoff and fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. Purchase a bowl or mug for $15 made by one of VisArts’ talented clay instructors or students. With your handmade bowl you will get to try one of the many crocks of chili and with your handmade mug you will get to enjoy a glass of craft ... 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 »

Equivocation

Through October 19, 2014
Venue:
Phone: 804-282-2620
Category: Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
Visit Website  |  Send Email

It is 1606, and Shakespeare has been commanded to write a propaganda play about the Gunpowder Plot, in service to King James. Will he agree to be a pawn in the cynical gamesmanship of the king’s spymaster, or will he equivocate—lie by telling the truth? The playwright, his acting company, and a variety of his... more »

Exquisite Corpse Exhibition: First Fridays Reception feat. Live Mural Drawing by Rosemary Jesionowsk

October 03, 2014
Venue: 1708 Gallery
Phone: 804-643-1708
Category: Art, Exhibits, Galleries
Location: Downtown
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Richmond, VA - 1708 Gallery is pleased to present Exquisite Corpse, a silent auction fundraiser featuring works created by nationally recognized artists from Richmond and beyond in the spirit of the Surrealist game of the same name.  Exquisite Corpse was a chance-based parlor game invented by the Surrealists fo... more »

First Friday Samplers

On-Going
Category: Art, Culture, Exhibits, Family Fun, Galleries, Other, Workshops
Day: Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday
Location: Downtown
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First Friday Richmond . . . Food Trucks. Friends. Fun. Art for Everyone. Whether you're looking for a fun, inexpensive date night or a fun family outing, First Friday Samplers is the event for you! Spend two hours throwing a pot on the wheel, hanging out on our patio for the campfire atmosphere of Raku or trying your ha... more »

First Fridays

Through December 05, 2014
Category: Culture, Exhibits, Family Fun, Galleries, Other
Day: Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday
Location: Downtown
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Downtown Richmond's long-standing monthly art walk happens year-round on the First Friday of every month. Galleries, shops, restaurants, non-profits, and more open their doors in celebration of art and community. Hours are generally from 5pm-9pm, though each location may have separate hours. more »

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