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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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05-05-2015

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 »

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 »

Cinco de Mayo Taco Crawl

May 05, 2015
Venue: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Phone: 571-271-6532
Category: Culture, Food, History, Outdoors, Sports
Location: Downtown
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Date: Tuesday May 5 Time: Meet at 6pm, ride at 6:30pm Location: VMFA A tour of taco shops to celebrate bikes and Cinco de Mayo! Meet at 6, ride at 6:30. Bring cash for tacos! We will call the places in advance to minimize waiting, so RSVP! 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 »

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 »

On Stage at Maymont: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

May 05, 2015
Venue: Maymont
Phone: 804-358-7166
Category: Family Fun, Music, Other, Outdoors, Stage
Location: Downtown
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Presented by Henley Street Theatre and Richmond Shakespeare A madcap trio of ambitious prop-laden actors weave their wicked way through Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter! Free admission. Funding provided by The E. Rhodes & ... 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 »

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 »

A Million Blooms

Through June 01, 2015
Venue: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Phone: 804-262-9887
Category: Family Fun, Gardens, Outdoors, Virginia Green, RVA Garden Trail
Day: Recurring daily
Location: North Side/Ashland
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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden was recently voted #2 in USA Today's 10Best Public Gardens contest and spring is a great time to see why! Millions of blooms, plus a chance this year to see the gardens as art. As part of A Million Blooms, a dozen picture frames will be set up throughout the Central Garden and inside the C... 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 »

05-06-2015

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
Visit Website  |  Send Email

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 »

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
Visit Website  |  Send Email

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
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 »

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 »

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
Visit Website  |  Send Email

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 »

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 »

Kiyomi Iwata

Through June 06, 2015
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Visit Website

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
Visit Website  |  Send Email

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 »

Open Mic At Sonny's Bar and Grill

On-Going
Category: Karaoke
Day: Every Wednesday
Location: North Side/Ashland
Send Email

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
Visit Website  |  Send Email

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 »

Sufjan Stevens

May 06, 2015
Venue: Altria Theater
Category: Music
Location: Downtown

Sufjan Stevens is a singer-songwriter currently living in Brooklyn, NY. A preoccupation with epic concepts has motivated two state records (Michigan & Illinois), a collection of sacred and biblical songs (Seven Swans), an electronic album for the animals of the Chinese zodiac (Enjoy Your Rabbit), two Christmas box se... more »

Sufjan Stevens

May 06, 2015
Venue: Altria Theater
Phone: 804-257-3096
Category: Music
Location: Downtown
Send Email

Sufjan Stevens is a singer-songwriter currently living in Brooklyn, NY. A preoccupation with epic concepts has motivated two state records (Michigan & Illinois), a collection of sacred and biblical songs (Seven Swans), an electronic album for the animals of the Chinese zodiac (Enjoy Your Rabbit), two Christmas box se... more »

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