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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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03-29-2015

5th Wall Theatre presents The Human Terrain by Jennifer Blackmer

Through March 29, 2015
Category: Stage
Day: Every Sunday
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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Part of the 2014 Acts of Faith Fringe Festival Directed by Carol Piersol Starring McLean Jesse, Sara Heifetz, and Katrinah Carol Lewis with Daniel Kunkel, Dean Knight, Gordon Lewanowicz, and Saleh Isamel In this compelling military thriller, Mabry Hoffman, an anthropologist with The Human Terrain System, a real military ... more »

Comedian Hannibal Buress

March 29, 2015
Category: Comedy
Location: Downtown
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Hannibal Buress is widely known for having an “irresistible” comedic presence that lands squarely between “cerebral and swagger,” (New York Times). Buress, the 2012 winner of Comedy Central’s award for Best Club Comic, signed a deal with the network that debuted his second one hour special &... more »

Dogs on Deck

On-Going
Venue: Isley Brewing Company
Phone: 804-499-0721
Category: Pets, Craft Beer
Day: Every Sunday
Location: Downtown
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What's the best way to spend your Sunday? Isley Brewing Company knows. It's with a Man's (or woman) 2 best friends and relaxing with both of them on our deck! We are asking that both pooch and owner are well mannered and get along well with others. Come enjoy our Isley Brews and and relax with your other best friend! You... more »

Free Walking Tour of Richmond

Through November 22, 2015
Category: Family Fun, History, Outdoors, Tour, Civil War
Day: Every Sunday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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The free walking tour of Richmond meets every Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 AM (from the first Saturday in March through the Sunday before Thanksgiving in November) in front of Brown’s Island right next to Tredegar Iron Works. No need to reserve a spot, just show up! It lasts 2.5 -3 hours depending on what questio... 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 »

La Traviata

March 29, 2015
Category: Culture
Location: Downtown
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Verdi’s heart-wrenching tale of the desirable and fragile courtesan is a heartrending classic. Violetta is the most desirable courtesan in Paris, enjoying a luxurious lifestyle filled with glamorous soirées and wealthy gentlemen. She gives it all up for her true love, Alfredo, but when his father claims her ... more »

Live Music Every Sunday at Carytown Cupcakes

Through March 29, 2015
Category: Family Fun, Food, Music
Day: Every Sunday
Location: Downtown
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Every Sunday enjoy live music with your cupcake! Also, receive 25% off drinks for happy hour. Feb. 22nd, Mar. 1st & 15th see Elana Lisa, a bluesy, jazz-inspired singer and guitarist. Mar. 8th, 22nd & 29th, see Kirsten Hazler, an alt-country folk singer and guitarist. more »

MADE in CHURCH HILL

Through June 28, 2015
Venue: The Valentine
Phone: 804-649-0711
Category: Architecture/Homes, Art, Clubs, Culture, Exhibits, Family Fun, Galleries, History, Museums
Day: Every Sunday
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. | 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 »

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 »

03-30-2015

Free Garden Tour

March 30, 2015
Venue: Lavender Fields Farm
Phone: 804-262-7167
Category: Gardens, Tour
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Enjoy strolling through the gardens looking at different styles of gardening and the different plants around the retail gardens. Join us as we stroll the gardens discussing the different herbs you see and how they are used in the landscape. Each adult enjoys a free ice cream upon completion. This is an outside walking to... 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 »

03-31-2015

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 »

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 »

Open Mic Night at Sonny's!!

On-Going
Category: Comedy, Dance, Food, Karaoke, Music, Other, Sports, Stage, Wine
Day: Every Tuesday
Location: North Side/Ashland
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PA, guitar rig & drums are provided! Bring yourself, your axe, your bass, your sticks, your llama and maybe your significant other - just BRING IT! Sign ups start at 7pm! If you're in a band or just play an instrument, tell jokes, write poetry or have a unique and bizarre talent, come out and play with some great peo... more »

Open Mic with Micheal Lee and Danny Dbl Kick!

March 31, 2015
Category: Karaoke
Location: North Side/Ashland
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If you are in a band or just play an instrument, come out and play with some great people!! Even those that want to feel like a rock star and sing your favorite tunes!! If you just want to come hang out and listen to great music! PA, guitar rig & drums provided. Bring yourself, your axe, your bass, your sticks, your ... 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 »

Women's History Month - Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

March 31, 2015
Venue: Virginia War Memorial
Phone: 804-786-2062
Category: History
Location: Downtown
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Co-produced with the U. S. Army Women's Museum at Fort Lee to commemorate March as Women's History Month, the program will highlight the current educational emphasis on encouraging women to embrace opportunities in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to build a more competitive civilian an... 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 »

04-01-2015

150 Years of Faith: Commemorative Program with Richmond’s Faith Community

April 01, 2015
Category: Lectures, Civil War

In this inter-denominational experience, explore the meaning of the end of slavery and the Civil War in Richmond through the lens of the faith community, then and now. more »

All Henrico Reads

April 01, 2015
Category: Other
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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Come see nationally acclaimed author, Tayari Jones, at Glen Allen High School! Her novel, "Silver Sparrow", the featured title, will be available for sale, as well as some of her other novels. She will autograph books following the program. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Free, no tickets required. Enter at the event f... 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 »

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
Visit Website  |  Send Email

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 »

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