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Richmond Outdoor Movies 2016
May 23rd, 2016 by RichmondBargains

Richmond’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Facilities presents outdoor Movies in the Park again this summer on Friday evenings at various parks around the city. Activities begin at 8 p.m. and movies begin at 8:30 p.m. (or when it gets dark). Refreshments will be available for sale.


Friday June 17
Minions – Byrd Park (600 S. Boulevard)

Friday June 24
Hotel Transylvania 2 – Blackwell Playground (1450 Maury Street)

Friday July 1
Creed – Southside C.C. (6255 Old Warwick Road)

Friday July 8
Pixels – Jefferson Park (1921 Princess Anne Ave)

Friday July 15
Jurassic World – Hotchkiss Field (701 E. Brookland Park Blvd.)

Friday July 22
The Good Dinosaur – Humphrey Calder (414 N. Thompson Street)

Friday July 29
Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Abner Clay Park (Leigh Street & 200 W. Clay St.)

Friday August 5
Inside Out – Battery Park (2405 Hawthorne Avenue)

Friday August 12
Zootopia – Forest Hill Park (41st Street & Forest Hill Ave)

Friday August 19
Pan – Bryan Park (4308 Hermitage Rd)

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valentine museum concerts
May 23rd, 2016 by RichmondBargains

During the first three Thursdays in June, the Valentine will host three live concerts in the historic garden. This new concert series will pair performances by individuals and ensembles to bring diverse audiences together in one venue.

Thanks to the generous support of the Carpenter Foundation and CultureWorks, each concert is free and open to the public.

Parking in area decks and on-street is available. Street parking is free after 6 p.m. Each event will feature a local food vendor and brewery.

Here’s the schedule:

June 2 – Harry Wilson Quartet + Gull
June 9 – Kenneka Cook + The Ingramettes
June 16 – Classical Revolution + Rumput

All concerts are from 6-8 p.m. and in the Valentine Garden.

The Valentine
1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219-1527

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rir federated 400 coupon
May 19th, 2016 by RichmondBargains

I’ll be honest, I don’t know NASCAR enough to know what’s a great ticket price but figured I would pass this coupon code along for the
Federated Auto Parts 400 race on September 10 at Richmond International Raceway

We’re celebrating the RIR tradition of racing under the lights with the “25th Anniversary of The Night Race,” and to help get the party started we’re offering a $25 Ticket Special, available through May 25th.

Use coupon code “RIRANNIVERSARY” (there’s a box in the upper right of the select tickets page to enter it if it’s not already applied) to see the eligible seats in the Dogwood section, located in Turns 1 & 2. (link) Adult tickets $25, kids tickets $10

Racing fans – tips on saving money on tickets or at the track?

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Byrd Family Movies
May 19th, 2016 by RichmondBargains

Another affordable movie option this summer: Every Saturday morning beginning May 21st, the Byrd Theatre will be showing classic family movies, with Bob Gulledge at the Mighty Wurlitzer and classic Warner Brothers cartoons.

Admission is (the Byrd’s usual) $1.99 per person. The box office opens at 9:30am each show day; showtime is 10am.

May 21st- The Wizard Of OZ (A free cookie coupon from Montana Gold will be given out to the first 100 kids at the May 21st screening of The Wizard of Oz.)
May 28th- E.T. The Extraterrestrial
June 4th- The Goonies
June 11th- Babe
June 18th- The Sandlot
June 25th- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
July 2nd- Yankee Doodle Dandy

Byrd Theatre
2908 W Cary Street

More summer movie deals posted next week!

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celebrate jackson ward
May 18th, 2016 by RichmondBargains

F.R.E.E. = Frugal Richmond Events for Everyone! All events have free admission unless noted.

[Be on the lookout for rain changes but] there’s plenty to do this weekend! Dominion Riverrock at Brown’s Island, Celebrate Jackson Ward at Abner Clay Park, Good Day RVA at Hardywood, Asian American Celebration at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, Play Day at the Visual Arts Center, Chalk Up the Town in Carytown, and Falling Creek Ironworks Annual Event at Falling Creek Ironworks in Chesterfield.

P.S. If you want to catch the Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic special exhibition that opens at the VMFA next month, swing by the VMFA *today* (May 18) because the museum is handing out vouchers for free admission to the exhibit (reg. $8).

If you can’t view the calendar, try visiting the actual post here or the dedicated calendar page here.

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Dogwood Dell 2016 concerts
May 16th, 2016 by RichmondBargains

City of Richmond Recreation, Parks, & Community Facilities has posted this summer’s Dogwood Dell Festival of Arts line-up (PDF):

Some of the featured events:

Richmond Ballet – June 3 & 4 – Richmond Ballet returns to Dogwood Dell for two nights with the same set of exciting performances by the professional company, along with students from The School of Richmond Ballet and the organization’s celebrated Minds In Motion outreach program.

The Crooked Road on Tour – Saturday, July 9 – Appalachian, mountain, and roots music and dance

Gospel Music Fest with “The Belle” – Sunday, July 10 – Co-Hosted by: Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones and Sheilah Belle “The Belle” With Special Guests: Dorothy Norwood, Alexis Spight, Resound, James Johnson, Monica Lisa Stevenson, Tamika Patton, Patrick Lundy and the Ministers of Music, John Foxx & New Fellowship, and The Virginia Aires!

Spamalot – July 29-31 and August 5-6 – Musical Theater

Latin Jazz & Salsa Festival – Saturday August 20 – Featured performers in this year’s festival will be: Luisito Rosario (Nominee/Billboard Music Award Nominee), Melina Almodovar (La Muñeca de La Salsa), Allen Hidalgo (Broadway/TV Actor & Singer), Orchestra “Curare”

Opera In The Park – Saturday, August 27 – Opera in the Park celebrates popular Opera and Broadway offerings performed by the stars of the Virginia Opera 2016–17 Season and the Virginia Opera Chorus, accompanied by the Richmond Symphony Orchestra.

Full schedule:

May 30 Memorial Day Commemoration 4p.m. Carillon Bell Concert, The Virginians Choral Group
June 3 Richmond Ballet 8:30p.m.
June 4 Richmond Ballet 8:30p.m.
June 10 Latin Ballet 8:30p.m.
June 11 Kings of Swing/KOS – (40 years at the Dell) – Big Band, Swing, Pop 8p.m.
June 12 Susan Greenbaum – Folk 8p.m.
June 17 Plunky and Oneness – Jazz Fusion 8p.m.
June 18 One Voice Chorus (40th Anniversary) 8p.m.
June 19 David Esleck Trio with Special Guests Desiree Roots Centeio and Cathy Motley-Fitch of The Richmond Divas 8p.m.
June 24 Arsenic and Old Lace – Theatre Production 8:30p.m.
June 25 Arsenic and Old Lace 8:30p.m.
June 26 Arsenic and Old Lace 8:30p.m.
July 2 Elegba Folklore Society 8p.m.
July 4 4th of July Events begins 5:30p.m. Bak N Da Day, Richmond Concert Band, 4th of July Fireworks at Dark
July 5 4th of July Rain Date
July 8 City Dance Theater 8:30p.m.
July 9 Crooked Road 8p.m.
July 10 Gospel Music Fest with The Belle 5p.m.
July 15 East of Hollywood – Rock Classics 8p.m.
July 16 English Channel – British Pop 8p.m.
July 29-31 “Spamalot” – Musical Theatre 8:30p.m.
August 5-6 “Spamalot” – Musical Theatre 8:30p.m.
August 12 River City Party Band 8p.m.
August 20 Latin Jazz Festival 4p.m.
August 27 Opera In The Park 7:30p.m.

600 South Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220

Dogwood Dell is a 2,400 seat amphitheatre owned and operated by the Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities and located in Byrd Park. Since 1956, it has been home to the Festival of Arts; a summer long celebration of the arts featuring art exhibits, concerts, dance and theatre. For more information, call (804)646-1437 or call the Dell hotline at (804)646-DELL.

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regal summer movies 2016
May 16th, 2016 by RichmondBargains

The Regal Cinemas Summer Movie Express will return this summer – catch family films for only $1 at 10 A.M. on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.

Schedule for Short Pump and Virginia Center theaters (see below for Westchester Commons). Each week both movies play on both days:

June 21 & 22
The Lego Movie

June 28 & 29
The Iron Giant: Signature Edition

July 5 & 6
The Smurfs 2

July 12 & 13
Despicable Me 2

July 19 & 20
The Peanuts Movie

July 26 & 27
Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Road Chip
Curious George

August 2 & 3
The Book of Life
Hotel Transylvania 2

August 9 & 10
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2
Shaun The Sheep

Aug 16 & 17
The Croods
Dr. Suess’ The Lorax

Westchester Commons theater will be starting this showing schedule two weeks earlier, on Tuesday, June 7, and ending on Wednesday, August 3.

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May 11th, 2016 by RichmondBargains

F.R.E.E. = Frugal Richmond Events for Everyone! All events have free admission unless noted.

Stuff to do around RVA this weekend… Lebanese Food Festival at St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Church, Camp Wilton on the James at Wilton House, Henrico in Motion at Dorey Park, Bring Your Own Camera Day at Branch Museum, and a Youth Orchestra performance at Centerstage.

If you can’t view the calendar, try visiting the actual post here or the dedicated calendar page here.

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May 4th, 2016 by RichmondBargains

rva east end music fest
F.R.E.E. = Frugal Richmond Events for Everyone! All events have free admission unless noted.

This weekend check out RVA East End Festival at Chimborazo Park, Que Pasa Festival at the Canal Walk, Bon Air Victorian Day Parade & Festival, Richmond Concert Band performance at Agecroft Hall, Black History Museum Grand Opening, Time to Play in the Garden at Armour House & Gardens, Music in the Park at Forest Hill Park with a Beatles tribute band, Strawberry Street Festival at Fox Elementary, and First Fridays art walk.

If you can’t view the calendar, try visiting the actual post here or the dedicated calendar page here.

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April 27th, 2016 by RichmondBargains

lakeside bike festival
F.R.E.E. = Frugal Richmond Events for Everyone! All events have free admission unless noted.

On May Day weekend radar: Pedal & Gears Bike Festival in Lakeside, Woofstock at Westchester Commons, Healthy Kids Day at various Richmond YMCA’s, Explore the Outdoors at Community Idea Stations (reservations), Victorian Days, including ice cream social and book sale, at Bon Air Library, Maifest at Metzger Bar & Butchery, French Food Festival at Little Sisters of the Poor, World Tai Chi Day at Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, Music Without Walls at Belmont Recreation Center, West Avenue Garden Tour, and Arts in the Park at Byrd Park.

Looking ahead, there’s a FREE King Lear performance by Quill Theatre at Maymont next Tuesday evening!

If you can’t view the calendar, try visiting the actual post here or the dedicated calendar page here.

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