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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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12-17-2014

Friends and Family Holiday Sale at the Virginia Shop

Through December 23, 2014
Category: Holiday
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Monday, December 15, 2014—Tuesday, December 23, 2014 Place: The Virginia Shop at the Library of Virginia, Store Hours: Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM Saturday, 10:00 AM–2:00 PM We're celebrating our friends and family this holiday season with a special sale in the Virginia Shop at the Libra... 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 »

Kenny Rogers - Christmas & Hits Through The Years

December 17, 2014
Venue: Altria Theater
Category: Holiday, Music
Location: Downtown
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IMG is proud to present Kenny Rogers with special guest Linda Davis at Altria Theater Wednesday, December 17, 2014 for a special holiday performance, Christmas & Hits Through The Years. Remaining a popular entertainer around the world, Rogers, voted the “Favorite Singer of All-Time” in a 1986 joint poll b... 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 »

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 »

TABLE

Through January 16, 2015
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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TABLE presents contemporary craft by artists using ceramics, glass, wood, fibers and metal. Inspired by traditional dining furniture and service ware, TABLE both celebrates and scrutinizes the material pleasures of formal dining through the work of artists who use historical forms and materials associated with the table... 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 »

Dominion GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Through January 12, 2015
Venue: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Phone: 804-262-9887
Category: Family Fun, Gardens, Holiday, Music, Outdoors, Virginia Green
Day: Recurring daily
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Dominion GardenFest of Lights: a holiday tradition featuring half-a-million lights, botanical decorations, trains, holiday dinners, family activities and more. Nov. 28, 2014 - Jan. 12, 2015; 5 - 10 p.m. (Closed Dec. 24 & 25) This year's theme, "A Legacy In Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden&... more »

Forbidden City: Imperial Treasures from the Palace Museum, Beijing

Through January 11, 2015
Category: Art, Culture, Galleries, History, Museums
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown

Drawn from the collection of the Palace Museum in Beijing, Forbidden City will offer visitors a unique journey through a palace once forbidden to the general public, and provide a glimpse into this hidden world through rich and diverse objects from the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) dynasties. Featured... more »

RVA On Ice

Through January 04, 2015
Category: Family Fun, Holiday, Outdoors
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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The 2014-2015 RVA On Ice Winter Season begins its 5th year on Friday, Nov 28, 2014, and continues through Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, just in time for the Holiday Season and other downtown festive activities. Regular hours are Monday through Thursday from 4 to 9 pm, Friday from 4 to 11pm, Saturday noon to 11pm, and Sunday from... more »

The Gallery@Nest Presents their 2014 Art Craft & Vintage Holiday Market

Through December 31, 2014
Category: Art, Exhibits, Galleries, Holiday
Day: Recurring daily
Location: South side
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The Gallery@Nest is proud to announce its 2014 Art, Craft & Vintage Holiday Market featuring the works of over 35 local artists and craftspeople. Find that perfect, one-of-a-kind gift, art, jewelry, home decor and much more. Runs daily November 15th - December 31st. Monday-Saturday 10-6, Sunday 12-5 more »

12-18-2014

Friends and Family Holiday Sale at the Virginia Shop

Through December 23, 2014
Category: Holiday
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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Monday, December 15, 2014—Tuesday, December 23, 2014 Place: The Virginia Shop at the Library of Virginia, Store Hours: Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM–4:00 PM Saturday, 10:00 AM–2:00 PM We're celebrating our friends and family this holiday season with a special sale in the Virginia Shop at the Libra... more »

Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular

Through January 10, 2015
Category: Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: South side
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This holiday sequel to the hugely popular show The Honky-Tonk Angels continues the comic escapades of three good ole country gals as they reunite for a Christmas show like none other. There are many surprising twists and turns in this musical comedy revue, including a Gospel soul sister who also happens to be a psychic m... more »

Karaoke with Smitty!

On-Going
Category: Food, Karaoke, Music
Day: Every Thursday
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Smitty brings Best sound, best singers and always the best place to be on a Thursday night. The hottest and fastest growing Thursday Karaoke Party in Lakeside! more »

Live Music Thursdays

On-Going
Venue:
Phone: 804-359-9690
Category: Music
Day: Every Thursday
Location: Downtown
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Live music every Thursday night. No cover charge. 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 »

TABLE

Through January 16, 2015
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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TABLE presents contemporary craft by artists using ceramics, glass, wood, fibers and metal. Inspired by traditional dining furniture and service ware, TABLE both celebrates and scrutinizes the material pleasures of formal dining through the work of artists who use historical forms and materials associated with the table... more »

They're Playing Our Song

Through January 04, 2015
Category: Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: North Side/Ashland
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THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG November 7, 2014 – January 4, 2015 Hanover Tavern Book by Neil Simon Music by Marvin Hamlisch Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager Vernon, an award-wining, wisecracking composer, and Sonia, a slightly disorganized offbeat lyricist, come together in hopes of a successful collaboration and fall... more »

Tony Bennett

December 18, 2014
Venue: Altria Theater
Category: Music
Location: Downtown
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Tony Bennett, the 17th Grammy Award-winning musician whose music spans over six decades, comes to Richmond for one night only on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 8pm at Altria Theater. With worldwide record sales in the millions, and dozens of platinum and gold albums to his credit, Tony Bennett is a musician who touches ... more »

Vienna Boys Choir in Concert

Through December 19, 2014
Category: Music
Day: Recurring daily
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump
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The world famous VIENNA BOYS CHOIR returns to enthrall concert goers at St. Mary Catholic Church for two performances - Thursday, December 18 and Friday, December 19 at 7:00 PM each evening. Tickets may be purchased at St. Mary Church office, $40.00 check or cash, or purchased online for $45.00 (handling and mailing fee... more »

Dominion GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Through January 12, 2015
Venue: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Phone: 804-262-9887
Category: Family Fun, Gardens, Holiday, Music, Outdoors, Virginia Green
Day: Recurring daily
Location: North Side/Ashland
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Dominion GardenFest of Lights: a holiday tradition featuring half-a-million lights, botanical decorations, trains, holiday dinners, family activities and more. Nov. 28, 2014 - Jan. 12, 2015; 5 - 10 p.m. (Closed Dec. 24 & 25) This year's theme, "A Legacy In Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden&... more »

Forbidden City: Imperial Treasures from the Palace Museum, Beijing

Through January 11, 2015
Category: Art, Culture, Galleries, History, Museums
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown

Drawn from the collection of the Palace Museum in Beijing, Forbidden City will offer visitors a unique journey through a palace once forbidden to the general public, and provide a glimpse into this hidden world through rich and diverse objects from the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) dynasties. Featured... more »

Mame

Through January 11, 2015
Venue: Virginia Repertory Theatre
Phone: 804-282-2620
Category: Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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MAME November 21, 2014 – January 11, 2015 The Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre Book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman Based on the novel Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis Starring Broadway’s Emily Skinner This lavish musical set in New York during the Great Depression, t... more »

RVA On Ice

Through January 04, 2015
Category: Family Fun, Holiday, Outdoors
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Visit Website  |  Send Email

The 2014-2015 RVA On Ice Winter Season begins its 5th year on Friday, Nov 28, 2014, and continues through Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, just in time for the Holiday Season and other downtown festive activities. Regular hours are Monday through Thursday from 4 to 9 pm, Friday from 4 to 11pm, Saturday noon to 11pm, and Sunday from... more »

The Gallery@Nest Presents their 2014 Art Craft & Vintage Holiday Market

Through December 31, 2014
Category: Art, Exhibits, Galleries, Holiday
Day: Recurring daily
Location: South side
Visit Website  |  Send Email

The Gallery@Nest is proud to announce its 2014 Art, Craft & Vintage Holiday Market featuring the works of over 35 local artists and craftspeople. Find that perfect, one-of-a-kind gift, art, jewelry, home decor and much more. Runs daily November 15th - December 31st. Monday-Saturday 10-6, Sunday 12-5 more »

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