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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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"Angels in America: Millennium Approaches" by Tony Kushner

Through April 25, 2015
Venue: Richmond Triangle Players
Phone: 804-346-8113
Category: Culture, LGBT, Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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Harrowing, uproarious, and magical, "Angels in America" is a fiercely theatrical modern morality play and a landmark of the American stage. Against a landscape of greed, sexual politics, and the cries of a sweeping AIDS epidemic, a lost America teeters on the tipping point of an unknown future. This story of lo... more »

31st Annual Herbs Galore & More at Maymont

April 25, 2015
Venue: Maymont
Phone: 804-358-7166
Category: Art, Exhibits, Festivals, Food, Gardens, Lectures, Other, Outdoors, Virginia Green
Location: Downtown
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Put on your gardening shoes, grab your little red wagon and come out to the Marketplace on the Lawn for everyone’s favorite gardening extravaganza! Find more than 50 plant and craft vendors from the mid-Atlantic region selling herbs, annuals, perennials, heirloom plants, vegetables, trees, herbal cosmetics, garden ... 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 »

Art and Music on the Green

April 25, 2015
Category: Art
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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The Montpelier Center for Arts and Education will sponsor a tented art exhibit on its Village Green grounds. The principle theme of the exhibit will be fish and wildlife art. Art work from various media (bronze, porcelain, steel, glass, and wood) will be on display by vendors and exhibitors. Fish and wildlife sculpture... more »

ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation 5K & Fun Walk

April 25, 2015
Venue: The Diamond
Phone: 804-658-5910
Category: Family Fun, Festivals, Sports
Location: Downtown
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It is time to lace up your sneakers and get ready to Help a Child Outrun Cancer! We couldn't be more excited to announce the 10th Annual ASK 5K & Fun Walk presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. We're going back to The Diamond to have another amazing day with the Richmond Flying Squirrels. But even more excit... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Dixie Power Trio

April 25, 2015
Category: Music
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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ormed in 1992, Zachary Smith & the Dixie Power Trio has developed a reputation as the East Coast’s premier “Louisiana variety band”–capable of playing authentic sounding New Orleans jazz, zydeco, Cajun, street parade, and Louisiana-style funk. The four-piece trio (we blame Cajun math) has carv... more »

Dogwood Wine Festival

April 25, 2015
Category: Festivals
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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A wine festival with craft brew and bourbon tasting, too! Sponsored by, "Wine For Cures, a 501c3, is an all-volunteer cancer awareness and cancer research fundraising organization whose mission is to cure cancer employing the cultural, entertainment and health values in wine to accelerate our exciting events and mem... more »

Free Walking Tour of Church Hill

Through November 21, 2015
Venue: St. John’s Church
Phone: 804-263-7914
Category: Architecture/Homes, History
Day: Every Saturday
Location: Downtown
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Church Hill is the oldest neighborhood in Richmond. You will meander through streets lined with beautiful late 18th and 19th century architecture; see St. John’s Episcopal Church where Patrick Henry proclaimed “Give me liberty, or give me death!” in 1775; and view stunning vistas of the City of Richmond... 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 »

Going Home from Appomattox

April 25, 2015
Venue: Walkerton Tavern
Phone: 804-501-2130
Category: Family Fun, History, Museums, Civil War
Location: North Side/Ashland
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All ages. What happened after Lee’s soldiers stacked their weapons for the last time at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865? Join Ernie Price, Chief of Education and Interpretation at Appomattox Court House National Park, as he explores the stories of Lee’s men in their own words as they embarked for home ... more »

Healthy Kids Day

April 25, 2015
Category: Family Fun
Location: East End

THE Y IS ALL ABOUT MORE. The more support, guidance and opportunities we give kids... the more amazing qualities they’ll get out. The more they get out, the more they can achieve growing up. And that’s why we celebrate Healthy Kids Day, our biggest day of the year devoted to kids and MORE! Activities Incl... more »

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Through November 28, 2015
Venue: Hollywood Cemetery
Phone: 804-649-0711
Category: History, Tour
Day: Every Saturday
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 »

JeTaime Album release show and After Party

April 25, 2015
Category: Dance, Music
Location: East End
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Who: C&R Studios and Various Artists (VA's finest) What: JeTaime Album release show and after party When: April 25, 2015 (Doors Open @ 7:00PM Showtime @ 8:30PM, After party @10:30PM with soundscapes by djCoolCliff and djSpade1 Where: Afrikongo 3302 Williamsburg Road Richmond, VA 23231 JeTaime, synonymous for &... 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 »

Kiyomi Iwata

Through June 06, 2015
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Kiyomi Iwata combines silk and metals to create dimensional scrolls, sculptural bundles based on the iconic Japanese bundle form furoshiki, and individual sculptures, synthesizing traditional Japanese aesthetics and forms with contemporary western art. Her installations contemplate a mysterious and delicate connection be... more »

MADE in CHURCH HILL Exhibition

Through June 28, 2015
Venue: The Valentine
Phone: 804-649-0711
Category: Architecture/Homes, Art, Clubs, Culture, Exhibits, Family Fun, Galleries, History, Museums, RVA Garden Trail
Day: Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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 »

Memphis

April 25, 2015
Venue: Altria Theater
Phone: 804-257-3096
Category: Stage
Location: Downtown
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MEMPHIS will leave you exhilarated by its explosive blend of electrifying music, soaring emotion and roof-raising energy with original songs by GRAMMY® winner and Bon Jovi co-founder David Bryan, and a gripping true-life inspired story from writer Joe DiPietro. Set In the underground nightclubs of 1950s Memphis, Tenn... 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 »

Real Richmond Food Tours -- Church Hill

April 25, 2015
Category: Food, History, Tour
Location: Downtown
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Church Hill has a storied past and its future looks brighter than ever with a revitalized culinary scene that includes The Roosevelt, Dutch & Company, Sub Rosa Bakery, Proper Pie Co., WPA Bakery, Patrick Henry Pub, Chocolates by Kelly, Union Market, Alamo BBQ, Anthony's on the Hill and the place that started it all, ... more »

Spring Into The Arts Festival

April 25, 2015
Category: Art, Culture, Exhibits, Family Fun, Festivals, Galleries
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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Find unique gifts and art for your home at the third annual Spring Into The Arts Festival on April 25. See the work of 27 of Richmond’s best artists - Find hand-made jewelry, pottery, fused and stained glass, candles, totes, handpainted glassware, and upcycled art. Artists include Holly Markhoff, Amy Burman, Eliza... more »

Tour of Hollywood Cemetery: A Rural Garden on a Grand Scale

April 25, 2015
Venue: The Valentine
Phone: 804-649-0711
Category: History
Location: Downtown
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Saturday, April 25, 2015 Discover the park-like setting and the natural tranquility of this rural-style cemetery and see why some call it "A garden of people, their loves, their faiths, their dreams." This tour will explore the cemetery from a historical and horticultural perspective with an emphasis on the be... more »

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