Archive for July, 2010

July 24 is Shockoe Tomato Festival

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

The 17th Street Farmer’s Market at 17th and East Main Street will be the site of “tomato” fun in the height of tomato season beginning at 11 AM on Saturday July 24. There will be a “Tastiest Tomato” costume contest, music, and tomatoes any way you want them.  The event is FREE.  More Information. Make your plans to enjoy this festival for your favorite fruit!

History Tour of Fan Alleyways

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Sunday’s Valentine Richmond History Center’s walking tour of Fan District Alleys went on despite Richmond’s heat, though it was shortened about 30 minutes. The Fan District is known for its sense of neighborhood, small parks, great dining, and nightlife and this walking tour revealed the history of its architecture and its buildings. Even the Times-Dispatch covered the unique tour wit an article, photos and a video!

The Valentine History Center offers a variety of tours, both walking and bus, throughout Richmond and its neighborhoods, and even Hollywood Cemetery and downtown.  Check the schedule and include one or more in your Richmond visit for an insider’s view.  And, select your room at our Fan District inn for a stay in a lively historic neighborhood to make your Richmond experience complete.

Firehouse Project’s “RENT” Is Irresistible

Monday, July 19th, 2010

The Firehouse Theatre Project produces contemporary theater in a an urban space – a 101-year-old former station house of the Richmond City Fire Department. Featuring Off-Broadway shows and original works, the Firehouse Theatre Project brings to Richmond audiences a New York theater experience at a lower price point and with more emphasis on the actor. (more…)

Summer Shakespeare at Richmond’s Agecroft Hall

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

What better place for Shakespeare than Agecroft Hall, a 500-year-old Tudor estate home relocated from England to Richmond in the 1920’s?  Richmond Shakespeare brings the Bard’s Antony and Cleopatra to the courtyard until August 1. (more…)

Education Center Honoring VA Vets to Open September

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

The educational center at the Virginia War Memorial, just 1/2 mile from Richmond’s premier gourmet bed and breakfast, will open in September.  The center is named for Phyllis and Paul Galanti, a Richmond duo.  Paul Galanti was a Vietnam POW who was imprisoned for 6 years and 8 months, returning to freedom and the US in 1973. (more…)