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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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08-03-2015

[WORK] 2015

Through August 10, 2015
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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The annual summer [WORK] exhibition offers the public an opportunity to view the diverse, professional work created by the dedicated leaders of the Visual Arts Center. more »

10 x 10

Through August 09, 2015
Venue: 1708 Gallery
Phone: 804-643-1708
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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1708 Gallery is pleased to announce 10x10, its new summer program. From June 2 – August 9, 2015, 1708 will open its doors to 10 artists and community organizations. Each of these individuals or groups will occupy the gallery for one week, for a total of 10 weeks. Inspired by a program at Nurture Art, New York, 10x1... more »

ADHERE - Tape Art by Nickolai Walko

Through October 04, 2015
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Category: Art, Exhibits, Family Fun, Museums
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Explore an intricate world inspired by the styles of Renaissance and Pop Art in artist Nickolai Walko’s exhibition ADHERE. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Arts, this Richmond artist uses tape as a medium to portray anatomy, biology and the complex workings of the human body. Make a... more »

Balance in Motion: The Evolution of Cycling in America exhibition opening

Through October 18, 2015
Category: Museums, 2015 UCI Bike Race
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Bicycles are intertwined with the lives of many Americans. Bikes can be a way to earn a living, a forum for the study and improvement of mechanics, and the key element in numerous sports. This is an exciting time as Richmond is set to host the UCI Road World Championships in September. Join The Branch Museum of Architect... more »

Bikes: Science on Two Wheels

Through September 27, 2015
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Category: Exhibits, Family Fun, Galleries, Museums, 2015 UCI Bike Race
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Get ready to pop a wheelie as you trace the evolution of the bicycle from its origins to the sleek, modern designs that line the streets around the world today. Get into gear with hands-on exhibits as you explore energy, force and motion, aerodynamics and engineering and uncover a diverse collection of historic, rare, pe... more »

Butterflies LIVE!

Through October 11, 2015
Category: Family Fun, Gardens, Virginia Green
Day: Recurring daily
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Regular Garden admission Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit in the Conservatory and is geared for all ages. Get up close and personal as hundreds of tropical butterflies feed, flutter and take flight all around you. Explore their origins, preferred habitats and lifecycle... more »

Dark Universe Showing at the Dome

Through August 30, 2015
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Category: Family Fun, Film, Museums, Virginia Green
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Unearth enigmatic cosmic phenomena in deep space as you travel the universe with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson as your guide. Go into deep space to find out how discoveries have led us to two great cosmic mysteries: dark matter and dark energy. Peer at the web of dark matter holding galaxies together and watch the c... more »

Dine with the Locals

August 03, 2015
Category: Food
Location: North Side/Ashland
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There's no better way to experience historic Ashland, Va. than dining with the locals! Jake's Place, Ashland's newest restaurant, has paired with Center of the Universe (COTU), Ashland's only craft brewery, to let you do just that. Enjoy a four-course dinner paired with COTU brews. Tunes will be provided by Kris Scott. F... 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 »

Humpback Whales Showing at the Dome

Through August 30, 2015
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Category: Family Fun, Film, Museums, Virginia Green
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Embark on an amazing adventure into the hidden world of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammal, the humpback whale. Join a team of researchers and dive into the waters surrounding Alaska, Hawaii and Tonga to uncover the secrets of these 50-foot, 48-ton animals. Find out how humans have impacted the lives of hump... more »

The Electric Football™ Game Art Show

Through September 15, 2015
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Curated by Chris Bopst and John Pollard, The Electric Football™ Game Art Show will feature archival items and custom electric football figures, teams, game fields and art by players, artists and enthusiasts from across the United States. Electric football is a pivotal part of the NFL’s history and the game wa... more »

Violent Universe Showing at the Dome

Through August 30, 2015
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Category: Family Fun, Film, Museums, Virginia Green
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Our beautiful starlit sky conceals cataclysmic forces at work within the universe. Catch a glimpse of the immense power of these enigmatic forces – from black holes to exploding stars. Examine a future encounter with a large asteroid that comes too close for comfort and consider the possibilities as you witness the... more »

08-04-2015

[WORK] 2015

Through August 10, 2015
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Visit Website

The annual summer [WORK] exhibition offers the public an opportunity to view the diverse, professional work created by the dedicated leaders of the Visual Arts Center. more »

10 x 10

Through August 09, 2015
Venue: 1708 Gallery
Phone: 804-643-1708
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Visit Website  |  Send Email

1708 Gallery is pleased to announce 10x10, its new summer program. From June 2 – August 9, 2015, 1708 will open its doors to 10 artists and community organizations. Each of these individuals or groups will occupy the gallery for one week, for a total of 10 weeks. Inspired by a program at Nurture Art, New York, 10x1... more »

10x10 Event: 'What If?’ - Let’s Talk / Soup

August 04, 2015
Venue: 1708 Gallery
Phone: 804-643-1708
Category: Art, Food, Galleries
Location: Downtown
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‘What If?’ is apart of 1708 Gallery’s ’10×10′ Summer Program; this project is the final project of the 10 week program. For 10×10, BridgePark organizers will display a scaled-model of BridgePark, a proposed project that would cross the James River from approximately Kanawha Plaza... more »

ADHERE - Tape Art by Nickolai Walko

Through October 04, 2015
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Category: Art, Exhibits, Family Fun, Museums
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Explore an intricate world inspired by the styles of Renaissance and Pop Art in artist Nickolai Walko’s exhibition ADHERE. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Arts, this Richmond artist uses tape as a medium to portray anatomy, biology and the complex workings of the human body. Make a... more »

Balance in Motion: The Evolution of Cycling in America exhibition opening

Through October 18, 2015
Category: Museums, 2015 UCI Bike Race
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Bicycles are intertwined with the lives of many Americans. Bikes can be a way to earn a living, a forum for the study and improvement of mechanics, and the key element in numerous sports. This is an exciting time as Richmond is set to host the UCI Road World Championships in September. Join The Branch Museum of Architect... 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 »

Bikes: Science on Two Wheels

Through September 27, 2015
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Category: Exhibits, Family Fun, Galleries, Museums, 2015 UCI Bike Race
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Get ready to pop a wheelie as you trace the evolution of the bicycle from its origins to the sleek, modern designs that line the streets around the world today. Get into gear with hands-on exhibits as you explore energy, force and motion, aerodynamics and engineering and uncover a diverse collection of historic, rare, pe... more »

Butterflies LIVE!

Through October 11, 2015
Category: Family Fun, Gardens, Virginia Green
Day: Recurring daily
Location: North Side/Ashland
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Regular Garden admission Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit in the Conservatory and is geared for all ages. Get up close and personal as hundreds of tropical butterflies feed, flutter and take flight all around you. Explore their origins, preferred habitats and lifecycle... more »

Dark Universe Showing at the Dome

Through August 30, 2015
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Category: Family Fun, Film, Museums, Virginia Green
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Unearth enigmatic cosmic phenomena in deep space as you travel the universe with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson as your guide. Go into deep space to find out how discoveries have led us to two great cosmic mysteries: dark matter and dark energy. Peer at the web of dark matter holding galaxies together and watch the c... more »

Henricus Discovery Days Program Series: “A 17th-Century Home Sweet Home”

August 04, 2015
Venue: Henricus Historical Park
Phone: 804-748-1611
Category: History, Museums
Location: South side
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Join us for an hour of storybook reading, exploring the site and making your own small Powhatan Indian yehakin (or longhouse) followed by a hands-on activity involving the wattle and daub building method. Stay as little or as long as you like! All children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required by July... 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
Send Email

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 »

Humpback Whales Showing at the Dome

Through August 30, 2015
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Category: Family Fun, Film, Museums, Virginia Green
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Embark on an amazing adventure into the hidden world of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammal, the humpback whale. Join a team of researchers and dive into the waters surrounding Alaska, Hawaii and Tonga to uncover the secrets of these 50-foot, 48-ton animals. Find out how humans have impacted the lives of hump... 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 »

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