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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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02-11-2016

[WORK] Exhibition

Through March 08, 2016
Venue: Visual Arts Center of Richmond
Phone: 804-353-0094
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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The annual [WORK] exhibition offers the public an opportunity to view the diverse, professional work created by the dedicated faculty, staff and board members of the Visual Art Center. This year VisArts will engage Jayme McLellan to curate the exhibition. Jayme is the founder and director of Civilian Projects and has w... more »

Alien Worlds and Androids

Through February 21, 2016
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Category: Museums
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Are we alone in the universe? Join scientists in the search for alien life and discover strange alien-like creatures found here on Earth. Come face-to-face with worlds far beyond our own and unearth the technology that gets us there. Get up-close with C-3PO and Iron Man as you learn about robots, androids, aliens and muc... more »

Bravely Bare: Burlesque Stories

February 11, 2016
Category: Stage
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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In a production that is being hailed as "what may be a revolutionary moment in the evolution of burlesque", Each performer is taking a personal risk, sharing intensely personal stories via monologues, combined with classic and reverse strip-tease, and lip sync. The show is an intimate evening where the ensemble... more »

Cask Night

On-Going
Venue: Center of the Universe
Phone: 804-368-0299
Category: Craft Beer
Day: Every Thursday
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Have a desire to drink outside of the box? The brewers of COTU create a one-off pin every Thursday that will challenge your taste buds and open your mind to new and interesting flavors that meld with our current COTU offerings. Don’t miss out on your chance to taste their creations every Thursday, because when its ... more »

Changing Exhibition, Looking Good: Fashion in Virginia 1930-1970

Through December 12, 2016
Venue: Virginia Historical Society
Phone: 804-358-4901
Category: Culture, Exhibits, Family Fun, Galleries, History, Museums
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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This exhibition will explore forty years of Virginia history through changes in clothing and accessories, the growth of consumer culture around key historical moments, American concepts of beauty, and what it means to be well dressed. The exhibition focuses primarily on women's fashion and accessories, but men's fashion ... more »

Edith Shelton's Richmond

Through May 08, 2016
Venue: The Valentine
Category: Exhibits
Day: Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown

Explore Richmond’s neighborhoods through amateur photographer Edith Shelton’s mid-20th century imagery. more »

Exhibit, Changing Styles: 300 Years of Virginia Art and Design

Through December 31, 2025
Venue: Virginia Historical Society
Phone: 804-358-4901
Category: Art, Culture, Exhibits, Galleries, History, Museums
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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The Virginia Historical Society's extensive collections contain hundreds of fine and decorative art pieces that span the course of American history. This exhibit will serve as a Virginia sampler of fine painted and sculpted portraits, along with utilitarian examples of furniture, silver, and pottery that were designed an... more »

Exhibit, Silver in Virginia

Through December 31, 2025
Venue: Virginia Historical Society
Phone: 804-358-4901
Category: Art, Exhibits, History, Museums
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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This exhibit showcases more than 100 pieces of silver dating from 1770 to 1870 and representing more than twenty localities. more »

Exhibit, The History of Battle Abbey

Through December 31, 2025
Venue: Virginia Historical Society
Phone: 804-358-4901
Category: Exhibits, History, Museums
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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This exhibit gives an overview of the various construction phases from 1912 to present of the neoclassical structure that is now home to the Virginia Historical Society. more »

Exhibit, The Story of Virginia

Through December 31, 2025
Venue: Virginia Historical Society
Phone: 804-358-4901
Category: Culture, Exhibits, Family Fun, History, Museums
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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This 10,500 square-foot exhibition interprets 16,000 years of Virginia history and features more than 500 original artifacts, supplemented with images, video, soundscapes, and digital and hands-on interactives. more »

Quick Witted Comedy Night

On-Going
Venue: On the ROX
Phone: 804-909-0725
Category: Art, Comedy, Stage, Craft Beer
Day: Recurring every 2 weeks Thursday
Location: Downtown
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Brand New Open Mic! This will be an ongoing room offering a place for comics of all levels to come work on our crafts! The 2nd and 4th Thursday of EVERY Month sign ups are at 8, show starts promptly at 9. All performers get 7-10 minutes No Content Restrictions Every Show will have a cash stipend for the performer who b... more »

Servant Life in the Confederate White House

Through February 25, 2016
Venue: American Civil War Museum- White House & Museum of the Confederacy
Phone: 804-649-1861
Category: Architecture/Homes, History, Museums, Tour, Civil War
Day: Every Thursday
Location: Downtown
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The White House of the Confederacy’s household staff was a diverse group including both enslaved and free African-Americans, Irish immigrants, and a German florist. This tour will introduce visitors to the servants and describe the roles they played in the daily operation of the house. 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM more »

Setting the Presidential Model: Thomas Jefferson as Architect and Designer

February 11, 2016
Venue: The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design
Phone: 804_6443041
Category: Architecture/Homes, Lectures
Location: Downtown
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Meet the new Director of The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design. Dr. Craig Reynolds will present a lecture covering his latest research on Thomas Jefferson’s impact on American design, with special attention to his role in designing presidential identity through art and architecture. After the presentation, e... more »

The Little Lion

Through February 26, 2016
Venue: Swift Creek Mill Theatre
Phone: 804-748-5203
Category: Stage
Day: Recurring daily
Location: South side
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This world-premiere drama by playwright Irene Ziegler is based upon the book by Nancy Wright Beasley, who is also the author of the highly-acclaimed Izzy’s Fire: Finding Humanity in the Holocaust. Set in and around the Kovno Ghetto in Lithuania during World War II, this powerful story chronicles the struggle of a J... more »

The Little Lion

Through March 05, 2016
Venue: Swift Creek Mill Theatre
Phone: 804-748-5203
Category: Stage
Day: Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: South side
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This world-premiere drama by playwright Irene Ziegler is based upon the book by Nancy Wright Beasley, also the author of the highly-acclaimed Izzy's Fire: Finding Humanity in the Holocaust. Set in and around the Kovno Ghetto in Lithuania during World War II, this powerful story chronicles the struggle of a Jewish family ... more »

The Peril and the Promise (1980-2000)

February 11, 2016
Category: Culture
Location: Downtown
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Hosted by University of Richmond professors Lázaro Lima, Patricia Herrera, and Laura Browder, this event will feature a screening of Peril and Promise (1980–2000), episode six of the NEH-supported documentary film Latino Americans, followed by a discussion. In the 1980s the nature of the Latino Diaspora chan... more »

A Chicken in Every Plot

Through June 26, 2016
Venue: The Valentine
Category: Exhibits
Day: Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown

Featuring the work of nationally-known Richmond photographer Alyssa C. Salomon, this exhibition examines the resurging practice of keeping backyard chickens and how our relationship with food sources continues to evolve. A Chicken in Every Plot includes portraits of Richmond-area urban and suburban chickens and the yards... more »

02-12-2016

[WORK] Exhibition

Through March 08, 2016
Venue: Visual Arts Center of Richmond
Phone: 804-353-0094
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Visit Website

The annual [WORK] exhibition offers the public an opportunity to view the diverse, professional work created by the dedicated faculty, staff and board members of the Visual Art Center. This year VisArts will engage Jayme McLellan to curate the exhibition. Jayme is the founder and director of Civilian Projects and has w... more »

50’s Dance: Remembering Tommy Edwards

February 12, 2016
Category: Dance
Location: East End
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Ages 18+. Dance the night away on the heart strings of love, 1950’s style, as we pay tribute during Black History Month to Tommy Edwards and his multi-million selling song, “It’s All in the Game.” “Many a tear has to fall, but it’s all in the game. All in the wonderful game that we kno... more »

Alien Worlds and Androids

Through February 21, 2016
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Category: Museums
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Send Email

Are we alone in the universe? Join scientists in the search for alien life and discover strange alien-like creatures found here on Earth. Come face-to-face with worlds far beyond our own and unearth the technology that gets us there. Get up-close with C-3PO and Iron Man as you learn about robots, androids, aliens and muc... more »

Changing Exhibition, Looking Good: Fashion in Virginia 1930-1970

Through December 12, 2016
Venue: Virginia Historical Society
Phone: 804-358-4901
Category: Culture, Exhibits, Family Fun, Galleries, History, Museums
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Visit Website  |  Send Email

This exhibition will explore forty years of Virginia history through changes in clothing and accessories, the growth of consumer culture around key historical moments, American concepts of beauty, and what it means to be well dressed. The exhibition focuses primarily on women's fashion and accessories, but men's fashion ... 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 »

Edith Shelton's Richmond

Through May 08, 2016
Venue: The Valentine
Category: Exhibits
Day: Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown

Explore Richmond’s neighborhoods through amateur photographer Edith Shelton’s mid-20th century imagery. more »

Exhibit, Changing Styles: 300 Years of Virginia Art and Design

Through December 31, 2025
Venue: Virginia Historical Society
Phone: 804-358-4901
Category: Art, Culture, Exhibits, Galleries, History, Museums
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Visit Website  |  Send Email

The Virginia Historical Society's extensive collections contain hundreds of fine and decorative art pieces that span the course of American history. This exhibit will serve as a Virginia sampler of fine painted and sculpted portraits, along with utilitarian examples of furniture, silver, and pottery that were designed an... more »

Exhibit, Silver in Virginia

Through December 31, 2025
Venue: Virginia Historical Society
Phone: 804-358-4901
Category: Art, Exhibits, History, Museums
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Visit Website  |  Send Email

This exhibit showcases more than 100 pieces of silver dating from 1770 to 1870 and representing more than twenty localities. more »

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