It's a food, dance and music lover's weekend in the Richmond Region with shows all over town, restaurants open for business and the first food festival of the year starting Sunday. It's also Edgar Allan Poe's birthday. It's your rva weekend: walk, tango, poe.


Tango After Work @ VMFA

Join in the fun and exotic beauty of the tango with Richmond’s tango community, while enjoying the food and social atmosphere in Best Café. You can also take advantage of half-price beverages as part of Friday Art & Wine. Read more at

Sleepwalkers & Trillions @ Capital Ale House

Combining the soothing sounds of Yanni with the angelic melodies of Enya, SLEEPWALKERS are sure to be the butter to your bread. Matthew McConaughey says, "SLEEPWALKERS songs are more historically significant than the Declaration of Independence...Nick Cage won't have to look far to find this National Treasure." SLEEPWALKERS have diamonds on the soles of their shoes, but let me tell you, they're not going to Graceland.

(seriously tho, two of Richmond's best bands for the price of one.)

Goldrush @ the Camel

GoldRush is on a humble quest to create and deliver music that inspires Romanticism. Fusing melodic elements of the classical, acoustic, ethereal, synthetic and downright dirty, GoldRush crafts soundscapes from the heart, with the intention to move your body, touch your soul, and activate your mind with a musical dance experience open to the alchemy of the present moment. GoldRush is sweating through molten sound and clarifying reflective intention with hope to bring you what you want: the Gold.


Poe's Birthday Bash @ the Poe Museum

Be a part of the world's largest celebration of Edgar Allan Poe's birthday with twelve straight hours of performances, tours, and more fun for the whole family. The event concludes with a midnight toast to Poe in the Poe Shrine.

Arena Racing @ the Coliseum

Arena Racing USA® is exciting, family-friendly entertainment which features half-scale stock cars racing around a $500,000.00 high-banked race track inside the Richmond Coliseum. The cars circle the hockey rink sized track at speeds nearing 50-mph – in less than 8 seconds!


Richmond Jewish Food Festival

Food, music, fun! Brisket! Shwarma, falafel!