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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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09-23-2014

Butterflies LIVE!

Through October 12, 2014
Category: Culture, Exhibits, Family Fun, Festivals, Galleries, Gardens, LGBT, Museums, Other
Day: Recurring daily
Location: North Side/Ashland
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! Tropical beauties, fascinating and showy, transform the Conservatory's North Wing into a wonderland of vibrant colors...captivating sights...and extraordinary discoveries. Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit in the Conservatory geared for all ages. Get up close and person... more »

5th Wall Theatre Presents H2O by Jane Martin

Through September 27, 2014
Category: Culture, Innovation, Stage
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
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5th Wall Theatre presents Jane Martin's newest work, H2O, playing at Virginia Rep's Theatre Gym, September 4 - 27. H2O stars two of RVA's finest young talents, Liz Earnest and RTCC Award nominee Landon Nagel, with Morrie Piersol at the helm as director. After arriving in Los Angeles, an aimless young man catapults to m... more »

Alpaca Farm Tours & Fiber Workshops

Through October 31, 2014
Category: Family Fun, Other, Outdoors, Tour, Workshops
Day: Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
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. Participate in a Fiber Workshop... more »

Bob Trotman: Business As Usual

Through October 31, 2014
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Visit Website

Bob Trotman creates sculptural installations that comment on corporate America through an ongoing series titled “Business As Usual.” Trotman states, “as a contemporary artist I am fascinated by a noir narrative of life at the office. My wooden people, often surprisingly posed, evoke both humor and anxie... more »

Cross Schools Speaker Series: Chris Gaffney

September 23, 2014
Venue: University of Richmond
Phone: 804-287-6307
Category: Lectures
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump

This new series highlights how geography provides natural links across disciplines and schools, given that connectivity, space, and place are of paramount importance in today's society. The speakers are presented by the Department of Geography and the Environment in partnership with other University schools and departmen... more »

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Through October 31, 2014
Category: Gardens, History, Museums, Tour
Day: Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, Cherry and Albemarle st... more »

Lindsay Nolting: "Landscapes of the Present Century"

Through September 29, 2014
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: North Side/Ashland
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A solo exhibition of the Piedmont inspired landscape paintings of abstract artist Lindsay Nolting more »

Moonbounce Mania

September 23, 2014
Category: Family Fun, Museums
Location: Downtown
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Bring the whole family to Children’s Museum of Richmond for a day of hop, bounce and lots of playtime fun in the Moonbounce. Children will be able to play in the inflatable bounce house with museum admission. 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 »

Smitty's Karaoke

Through October 15, 2014
Category: Karaoke
Day: Every Tuesday, Wednesday
Location: North Side/Ashland
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The hottest and fastest growing Thursday Karaoke Party in Lakeside! Karaoke tonight at Sonny’s Bar and Grill! Smitty brings best sound, best singers and always the best place to be on a Thursday night more »

Young@Art: [YA1] I am an Artist

Through September 30, 2014
Category: Art, Family Fun, Museums
Day: Every Tuesday
Location: Downtown
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Young@Art: [YA1] I am an Artist Ages 2 ½–5, accompanied by an adult New Time! | Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 11 am-noon Tue, Sep 16, 23, 30 Wed, Sep, 17, 24, Oct 1 Art Education Center $10 (VMFA members $8) per child/adult pair Innovative art lessons inspire your child’s imagination and creativity! Expl... more »

09-24-2014

Butterflies LIVE!

Through October 12, 2014
Category: Culture, Exhibits, Family Fun, Festivals, Galleries, Gardens, LGBT, Museums, Other
Day: Recurring daily
Location: North Side/Ashland
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! Tropical beauties, fascinating and showy, transform the Conservatory's North Wing into a wonderland of vibrant colors...captivating sights...and extraordinary discoveries. Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit in the Conservatory geared for all ages. Get up close and person... more »

5th Wall Theatre Presents H2O by Jane Martin

Through September 27, 2014
Category: Culture, Innovation, Stage
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Visit Website  |  Send Email

5th Wall Theatre presents Jane Martin's newest work, H2O, playing at Virginia Rep's Theatre Gym, September 4 - 27. H2O stars two of RVA's finest young talents, Liz Earnest and RTCC Award nominee Landon Nagel, with Morrie Piersol at the helm as director. After arriving in Los Angeles, an aimless young man catapults to m... more »

Alpaca Farm Tours & Fiber Workshops

Through October 31, 2014
Category: Family Fun, Other, Outdoors, Tour, Workshops
Day: Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
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. Participate in a Fiber Workshop... more »

Becoming Dr. Ruth

Through October 12, 2014
Venue:
Phone: 804-282-2620
Category: Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: North Side/Ashland
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This heartwarming one-woman show retells the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the pioneering radio and television sex therapist. From fleeing the Nazis in the Kindertransport and joining the Haganah in Jerusalem as a scout and sniper, to her struggles to succeed as a single mother coming to America, this biographi... more »

Bob Trotman: Business As Usual

Through October 31, 2014
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: Downtown
Visit Website

Bob Trotman creates sculptural installations that comment on corporate America through an ongoing series titled “Business As Usual.” Trotman states, “as a contemporary artist I am fascinated by a noir narrative of life at the office. My wooden people, often surprisingly posed, evoke both humor and anxie... more »

Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Walking Tour

Through October 31, 2014
Category: Gardens, History, Museums, Tour
Day: Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Learn about the cemetery’s history, artwork, symbolism and famous residents, including two U.S. Presidents, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart. Meet at the rear of the stone structure on the left at the cemetery entrance, Cherry and Albemarle st... more »

Lindsay Nolting: "Landscapes of the Present Century"

Through September 29, 2014
Category: Art
Day: Recurring daily
Location: North Side/Ashland
Visit Website  |  Send Email

A solo exhibition of the Piedmont inspired landscape paintings of abstract artist Lindsay Nolting 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 »

Smitty's Karaoke

Through October 15, 2014
Category: Karaoke
Day: Every Tuesday, Wednesday
Location: North Side/Ashland
Send Email

The hottest and fastest growing Thursday Karaoke Party in Lakeside! Karaoke tonight at Sonny’s Bar and Grill! Smitty brings best sound, best singers and always the best place to be on a Thursday night 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 »

Young@Art: [YA1] I am an Artist

Through October 01, 2014
Category: Art, Family Fun, Museums
Day: Every Wednesday
Location: Downtown
Send Email

Young@Art: [YA1] I am an Artist Ages 2 ½–5, accompanied by an adult New Time! | Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 11 am-noon Tue, Sep 16, 23, 30 Wed, Sep, 17, 24, Oct 1 Art Education Center $10 (VMFA members $8) per child/adult pair Innovative art lessons inspire your child’s imagination and creativity! Expl... more »

09-25-2014

Butterflies LIVE!

Through October 12, 2014
Category: Culture, Exhibits, Family Fun, Festivals, Galleries, Gardens, LGBT, Museums, Other
Day: Recurring daily
Location: North Side/Ashland
Visit Website  |  Send Email

Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! Tropical beauties, fascinating and showy, transform the Conservatory's North Wing into a wonderland of vibrant colors...captivating sights...and extraordinary discoveries. Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit in the Conservatory geared for all ages. Get up close and person... more »

"Design for Living" by Noel Coward

Through October 18, 2014
Venue: Richmond Triangle Players
Phone: 804-346-8113
Category: Comedy, LGBT, Stage
Day: Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Downtown
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Three bohemian artists grapple with the pleasures and challenges of a ménage à trois lifestyle in this sophisticated and innovative comedy that scandalized two continents when it premiered! Gilda loves Otto, and it’s entirely mutual. But Gilda is rather fond of Leo as well. Leo adores Gilda – bu... more »

2014 Africa Week Lecture: Dr. Tanure Ojaide

September 25, 2014
Venue: University of Richmond
Phone: 804-289-8096
Category: Lectures
Location: West End/Innsbrook/Short Pump

The African Film Weekend screens new and original African films each fall on the campus of the University of Richmond. It has been running since 2000 as an initiative from African Studies faculty members under the leadership of Professor Louis Tremaine from the Department of English. Dr. Tanure Ojaide will be giving a l... more »

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