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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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11-28-2014

"We Three Lizas" - The Truly Terrific Holiday Musical

Through December 13, 2014
Venue: Richmond Triangle Players
Phone: 804-346-8113
Category: Comedy, Culture, LGBT, Music, Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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In a wonderful spin on the classic "A Christmas Carol", box maker Conrad Ticklebottom's life has hit a block. Once, Conrad and his purple box ignited an entire movement in art and design, but now he finds himself alone, forgotten and teetering on ruin. The holidays bring three magical figures to his door &mdas... more »

37th Annual Model Railroad Show

Through November 30, 2014
Category: Exhibits, Family Fun, History, Holiday, Museums, Other
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Celebrate the 37th Annual Model Railroad Show this Thanksgiving weekend! Featuring all the bells and whistles, guests enjoy unique and traditional model train displays from across the state. Learn how trains work, conduct experiments, check out special demonstrations and enjoy a holiday weekend filled with fun for the wh... 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 »

Holiday Illumination

November 28, 2014
Category: Family Fun, Holiday, Outdoors
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Polegreen kicks off the holiday season with its grand illumination of the silhouette structure. Join us for the lighting of the church, a sing-along with holiday carolers, hit cider and more! more »

Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular

Through January 10, 2015
Category: Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: South side
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This holiday sequel to the hugely popular show The Honky-Tonk Angels continues the comic escapades of three good ole country gals as they reunite for a Christmas show like none other. There are many surprising twists and turns in this musical comedy revue, including a Gospel soul sister who also happens to be a psychic m... more »

Mame

Through January 11, 2015
Venue: Virginia Repertory Theatre
Phone: 804-282-2620
Category: Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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MAME November 21, 2014 – January 11, 2015 The Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre Book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman Based on the novel Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis Starring Broadway’s Emily Skinner This lavish musical set in New York during the Great Depression, t... 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 »

Santa's Christmas Miracle

Through December 28, 2014
Category: Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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SANTA’S CHRISTMAS MIRACLE November 28 – December 28, 2014 Virginia Rep's Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn Book, Music and Lyrics by Richard Geirsch A holiday treat for young audiences, this charming musical comedy is set in Broken-Bone, Montana on December 24, 1883, where the sheriff has outlawed Christmas! ... more »

Shut Up! Release Party at COTU

November 28, 2014
Category: Craft Beer
Location: North Side/Ashland
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We will be opening up early on Black Friday, November 28th, 12:00pm to be exact, to allow the fine people of the Greater Richmond area to pick up that special gift for that hard to buy for beer lover. Shut Up is packaged in 750ml bottles, the only bottle strong enough to contain it. We will have 1 keg on draft for the ... more »

TABLE

Through January 16, 2015
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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TABLE presents contemporary craft by artists using ceramics, glass, wood, fibers and metal. Inspired by traditional dining furniture and service ware, TABLE both celebrates and scrutinizes the material pleasures of formal dining through the work of artists who use historical forms and materials associated with the table... more »

The Gallery@Nest Presents their 2014 Art Craft & Vintage Holiday Market

Through December 31, 2014
Category: Art, Exhibits, Galleries, Holiday
Day: Recurring daily
Location: South side
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The Gallery@Nest is proud to announce its 2014 Art, Craft & Vintage Holiday Market featuring the works of over 35 local artists and craftspeople. Find that perfect, one-of-a-kind gift, art, jewelry, home decor and much more. Runs daily November 15th - December 31st. Monday-Saturday 10-6, Sunday 12-5 more »

They're Playing Our Song

Through January 04, 2015
Category: Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: North Side/Ashland
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THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG November 7, 2014 – January 4, 2015 Hanover Tavern Book by Neil Simon Music by Marvin Hamlisch Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager Vernon, an award-wining, wisecracking composer, and Sonia, a slightly disorganized offbeat lyricist, come together in hopes of a successful collaboration and fall... more »

Dominion GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Through January 12, 2015
Venue: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Phone: 804-262-9887
Category: Family Fun, Gardens, Holiday, Music, Outdoors, Virginia Green
Day: Recurring daily
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Dominion GardenFest of Lights: a holiday tradition featuring half-a-million lights, botanical decorations, trains, holiday dinners, family activities and more. Nov. 28, 2014 - Jan. 12, 2015; 5 - 10 p.m. (Closed Dec. 24 & 25) This year's theme, "A Legacy In Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden&... more »

11-29-2014

HTH- Kiss Tribute Band

November 29, 2014
Category: Clubs, Music
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Four east coast rockers bringing you the hottest Kiss Tribute show around! HTH is touring the Mid-Atlantic bringing Kiss to your doorstep! Full make-up, full battle gear, full Kiss Alive experience. This is the closest you can get to the real thing! Advance Tickets on sale only at Sonny's. more »

"We Three Lizas" - The Truly Terrific Holiday Musical

Through December 13, 2014
Venue: Richmond Triangle Players
Phone: 804-346-8113
Category: Comedy, Culture, LGBT, Music, Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
Visit Website  |  Send Email

In a wonderful spin on the classic "A Christmas Carol", box maker Conrad Ticklebottom's life has hit a block. Once, Conrad and his purple box ignited an entire movement in art and design, but now he finds himself alone, forgotten and teetering on ruin. The holidays bring three magical figures to his door &mdas... more »

37th Annual Model Railroad Show

Through November 30, 2014
Category: Exhibits, Family Fun, History, Holiday, Museums, Other
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Celebrate the 37th Annual Model Railroad Show this Thanksgiving weekend! Featuring all the bells and whistles, guests enjoy unique and traditional model train displays from across the state. Learn how trains work, conduct experiments, check out special demonstrations and enjoy a holiday weekend filled with fun for the wh... 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
Send Email

Join Isley Brewing Company on Friday's and Saturday's for Awesome Infusions, Yummy Food Trucks and live Music. more »

Free Walking Tour of Richmond

Through November 30, 2014
Category: History, Tour, Civil War
Day: Every Sunday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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Free walking tours of Richmond VA meet every Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 AM (April through November, unless it snows) in front of Brown’s Island right next to Tredegar Iron Works. It lasts 2.5 -3 hours depending on what questions you have (with a short break half way through). Park on 5th street near the river. P... more »

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Through November 29, 2014
Category: Gardens, History, Museums, Outdoors, Tour
Day: Every 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 »

Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular

Through January 10, 2015
Category: Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: South side
Send Email

This holiday sequel to the hugely popular show The Honky-Tonk Angels continues the comic escapades of three good ole country gals as they reunite for a Christmas show like none other. There are many surprising twists and turns in this musical comedy revue, including a Gospel soul sister who also happens to be a psychic m... more »

I Know Richmond: The Bus Tour

November 29, 2014
Category: History, Museums, Tour
Location: Downtown
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An overview of the history of Richmond, including Court End, the James River and the Fall Line, Church Hill, Jackson Ward, the Fan and Monument Avenue. Tour drives by St. John's Church, Hollywood Cemetery, Main Street Station, the Jefferson Hotel and the Museum and White House of the Confederacy. Tour the State Capitol, ... more »

KEM: Promise To Love Tour

November 29, 2014
Venue: Altria Theater
Category: Music, Tour
Location: Downtown

Two-time GRAMMY-nominated Motown Recording Artist KEM has announced dates for his 2014 “PROMISE TO LOVE TOUR-Part 1,” with special guests Joe, and Kemistry Records artist, L Renee. The tour stops at Altria Theater Saturday, November 29th at 8:00pm. more »

Mame

Through January 11, 2015
Venue: Virginia Repertory Theatre
Phone: 804-282-2620
Category: Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
Visit Website

MAME November 21, 2014 – January 11, 2015 The Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre Book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman Based on the novel Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis Starring Broadway’s Emily Skinner This lavish musical set in New York during the Great Depression, t... 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 »

Santa's Christmas Miracle

Through December 28, 2014
Category: Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
Visit Website

SANTA’S CHRISTMAS MIRACLE November 28 – December 28, 2014 Virginia Rep's Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn Book, Music and Lyrics by Richard Geirsch A holiday treat for young audiences, this charming musical comedy is set in Broken-Bone, Montana on December 24, 1883, where the sheriff has outlawed Christmas! ... more »

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