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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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02-12-2016

[WORK] Exhibition

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

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
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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 »

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 »

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
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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 »

Real Richmond Food Tours: Lincoln Legs: Richmond History with a side of Richmond Cuisine

February 12, 2016
Category: Architecture/Homes, Art, Culture, Food, History, Outdoors, Tour, Civil War
Location: Downtown
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To celebrate Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln", much of which was filmed in Richmond and Petersburg and is partially based on Doris Kearns Goodwin's portrait of Lincoln and his cabinet, "Team of Rivals", we're offering a tour that focuses on one of Richmond's most dramatic brushes with history. We'll walk ... more »

Romeo and Juliet

Through February 15, 2016
Venue: Richmond CenterStage
Phone: 804-788-4717
Category: Dance
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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William Shakespeare’s masterful play set in Verona, Italy is known the world over for the powerful duel between the overwhelming emotions that rule the human soul: love and hatred. Propelled by a series of events that ultimately consume the storyline’s two young lovers – Juliet Capulet and the son of he... more »

RVA Loves R&J

February 12, 2016
Category: Culture, Dance, Festivals, Music, Stage, Wine
Location: Downtown
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RVA Loves R&J Festival (February 12-February 21, 2016) is anchored by major productions of Romeo & Juliet by Virginia Opera and Richmond Ballet. The transformative power of ballet and opera will provide provocative insight into William Shakespeare’s timeless love story. Offering delicious diversions during ... more »

Spirited History Presents “Tokens of Love”

February 12, 2016
Venue: Scotchtown
Phone: 804-227-3500
Category: Tour
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Love is in the Air at Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown. Join LeeAnne Ball, Historian and founder of Spirited History, as she explores the fascinating history and symbolism that surrounds love tokens. Photos from Mrs. Balls collection will be shown during the lecture as well as pieces from her personal collection that dat... more »

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

February 12, 2016
Category: Stage
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), an irreverent, high-speed roller coaster ride through the Bard’s plays. Join this madcap trio of ambitious prop-laden actors as they weave their wicked way through Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild night that will leave you breath... 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 Spirituality of Food: Eating as Spiritual Practice

February 12, 2016
Category: Workshops
Location: Downtown
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This workshop will explore how modern culture views food, to rediscover what it means to truly nourish oneself, and reintroduce the sacredness that has been removed from the fundamental practice we all engage in at least three times a day – eating. more »

Viva-la-Local Valentine's Pop-Up | Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

Through February 13, 2016
Venue: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
Phone: 804-878-2928
Category: Other
Day: Recurring daily
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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Shop, Order & Pick-Up Valentine's gifts, chocolates & cards from independent designers & local brands. 1. YOU SHOP www.viva-la-local.com to order cool, quirky gifts for your Valentine like the "I Love You A Latte" &"You Da Bomb" packages, locally made artisan chocolates and cards. 2. ... more »

Widespread Panic

February 12, 2016
Category: Music
Location: Downtown
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Widespread Panic has been together going on 30 years. Formed by original members vocalist/guitarist John "JB" Bell, bassist Dave Schools and late guitarist Michael Houser, who lived together in a suburban house in Athens, GA, where they met as students not far from the University of Georgia campus, later to be ... 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 »

02-13-2016

"I Am Content to Take Thee: Wedding Preparations at Agecroft Hall: Living History

February 13, 2016
Venue: Agecroft Hall
Phone: 804-353-4241
Category: History
Location: Downtown
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Nicholas Green is getting married! That is, if the negotiations go as planned. Join us at Agecroft Hall as we eavesdrop on the Dauntesey family and their servants as they gossip about the bride and groom, prepare food for the feast and haggle over the arrangements of the match. This is a first-person Living History tour... more »

[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 »

3rd Annual Center of the Universe Pickleball Tournament

February 13, 2016
Category: Sports
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Presented by Virginia Pickleball and Hanover Parks and Recreation. Over 100 pickleball players are converging from Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina to play. This is a double elimination tournament with men’s, women’s, and mixed double divisions. Medals will be presented in all events for ... 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 »

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