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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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08-05-2015

[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 »

10x10 Event: 'What If?’ : Rapid Yoga and River / Rock Concert

August 05, 2015
Venue: 1708 Gallery
Phone: 804-643-1708
Category: Art, Gardens, Music
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 to the... 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 »

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
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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 »

Drew Gibson

August 05, 2015
Venue: The Tin Pan Restaurant and Listening Room
Phone: 804-447-8189
Category: Music
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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In 2007 Richmond, Virginia native and Washington, DC resident, Drew Gibson, released his debut album, Letterbox. Upon its release the self-taught guitar player started to get some attention. With its roots and acoustic blues sound Letterbox definitely struck the right chord with critics. “An independent release des... 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 »

Karaoke with Sean

On-Going
Category: Food, Karaoke, Music
Day: Every Wednesday
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Sean brings the wildest time North of the river!!! Don't miss out on Karaoke with this crazy cat, you never know whats going to happen! more »

Lunch Break Science

August 05, 2015
Venue: Science Museum of Virginia
Phone: 804-864-1400
Category: Lectures, Museums
Location: Downtown
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Pack a lunch and join us! Museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. This week’s presentation is “A Bittersweet Look at Chocolate under the Microscope” presented by Kelly M. Walker, Chef and Owner of Chocolates by Kelly. more »

Open Mic At Sonny's Bar and Grill

On-Going
Category: Karaoke
Day: Every Wednesday
Location: North Side/Ashland
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PA, guitar rig & drums provided. Bring yourself, your axe, your bass, your sticks, your llama - just bring it! Sign up starts at 7PM 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 »

We Be Jammin'

On-Going
Venue: Isley Brewing Company
Phone: 804-499-0721
Category: Music, Craft Beer
Day: Every Wednesday
Location: Downtown
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Head out to Isley Brewing Company with your own musical talent to enjoy our cold beverages while you jam with other types of musicians. We will offer specials and provide a relaxing environment so you can meet new musical friends! No performing on a stage! Just jammin with friends old and new! 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 »

08-06-2015

"The Quest for Loving: Race, Sex, and the Freedom to Marry" by Peter Wallenstein

August 06, 2015
Venue: Virginia Historical Society
Phone: 804-358-4901
Category: History, Lectures
Location: Downtown
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Mildred Jeter was not a white woman. Richard Loving, all agreed, was a white man. So Virginia state law not only rendered their 1958 marriage illegal but also required a penalty for it of at least a year in prison. Circuit Court Judge Leon F. Bazile chose, though, to suspend their prison sentences if they agreed to leave... more »

[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?’: River Dance

August 06, 2015
Category: Art, Dance, Family Fun, Galleries
Location: Downtown
Visit Website  |  Send Email

‘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 »

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