Things To Do In Richmond

Presale: Harlem Globetrotters Game at Richmond Coliseum on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 3 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Richmond Coliseum

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$68.05 $41

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Show for Two or Four at ComedySportz Improv Theater (50% Off)

ComedySportz Improv Theater

Swansboro

Family-friendly comedy battle pits two teams against one another during games, songs, and skits all based on audience suggestions

$24 $12

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One Admission, Soda, and Slice of Pizza, or Kid's Birthday Party at Monkey Joe's Richmond (Up to 50% Off)

Monkey Joe's Richmond

Richmond

Staff supervise as children play on inflatable slides, bounce houses, and inflatable obstacle courses filled with pillars and padded walls

$14 $7

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Four Admissions with Popcorn and Soda, or a Party with Pizza for Up to 20 at Kangaroo Jac's (Up to 50% Off)

Kangaroo Jac's

Multiple Locations

Indoor play center features inflatable slides, bounce houses, video arcade, and snack bar; birthday parties include pizza and drinks

$9.99 $5

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Standup Comedy at Richmond Funny Bone Comedy Club & Restaurant (Up to 79% Off)

Richmond Funny Bone Comedy Club & Restaurant

Short Pump

Sets from headlining comics seen on late night television and Comedy Central

$36 $15

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$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

$129.95 $49

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Kickboxing Classes at Competitive Edge Karate (Up to 56% Off)

Competitive Edge Karate

Innsbrook

Students torch calories, strengthen cores, and build endurance in high-impact kickboxing classes

$75 $35

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4-Week Boot Camp from Core Fitness, LLC (64% Off)

Core Fitness, Llc

Richmond

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$50 $18

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$43 for $110 Worth of Martial Arts — Alpha Krav Maga Richmond

Alpha Krav Maga Richmond

Clover Hill

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$110 $43

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120-Minute Group Cooking Class for Two from Savour (69% Off)

Savour

Richmond

From the merchant: Come get your chef on with us at SAVOUR! Each course includes a salad, entree and wine for our students!

$150 $47

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Historic City Trolley Tour for One, Two, or Four from RVA Historic Tours (Up to 53% Off)

RVA Historic Tours

Shockoe Slip

Two-hour trolley tours take guests through Richmond's historic sights

$35 $19

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60-Minute Segway Micro Tour of City Landmarks for One or Two from Segway of Richmond (54% Off)

Segway of Richmond

Shockoe Slip

Segway tours glide through River District, Shockoe Bottom, and retrace Lincoln’s visit to Richmond nine days before his death

$50 $25

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$39 for Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes and a Uniform from TrySelfDefense.com ($349 Value)

TrySelfDefense.com

Multiple Locations

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

$349 $39

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Eight-Week Introductory Adult or Kids' Martial Arts Classes at Revolution Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 46% Off)

Revolution Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Staples Mill

Instructors lead students of all ages and experience level in martial arts classes; Brazilian jiu jitsu, muay thai, and kickboxing

$59 $33

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$29 for One Month of Unlimited RVAFit Classes at CrossFit RVA ($100 Value)

CrossFit RVA

Richmond

Challenging fitness classes are designed with all fitness levels in mind

$100 $29

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One Month of Group Salsa Lessons for One or Two from Salsa Guy Richmond (50% Off)

Salsa Guy Richmond

Richmond

In one lesson a week for four weeks, instructor teaches basics such as leading, following and moving to a rhythm; classes offered in Spanish

$40 $20

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$18 for $60 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Whispering Pines Martial Arts

Whispering Pines Martial Arts

Richmond

From the merchant: We offer the art of taekwondo, self-defense classes, and women's self-defense classes.

$60 $18

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10 Drop-In or 1 Month Combo Kickboxing and Krav Maga Classes at Premier Martial Arts of Chesterfield (Up to 65% Off)

Premier Martial Arts of Chesterfield

Richmond

Seasoned instructors lead students of all fitness levels through classes that help develop strength while teaching self-defense

$36.66 $18

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Three or Eight Tae Kwon Do Classes at Mountain Tae Kwon Do and Martial Arts (Up to 56% Off)

Mountain TKD

Richmond

Instructors teach kids classic Korean martial art while instilling a strong moral sense, the importance of discipline, and a good attitude

$19 $9

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Readers of Richmond magazine have voted Car Pool Car Wash the Best Car Washing/Detailing business in the city multiple times over the last decade. Stepping into one of its facilities, it?s easy to see why. In addition to making autos look and feel like royalty, Car Pool Car Wash also cultivates a stress-free environment with sleek waiting rooms that resemble modern hotel lobbies and emit free WiFi. After grabbing a complimentary cup of coffee and receding into plush leather chairs, visitors are served a visual feast that may include floor-to-ceiling windows or a stone fireplace. Rocking chairs outside of the car wash enable car owners to wait under the open sky while flipping through a book or magazine.

Locally owned and operated since 1977, the automotive salon company has focused on advanced car-cleaning methods while expanding its outreach to include six full-service wash facilities, two exterior-only wash facilities, and a full-service detail shop. Many of the car wash's specialty packages cater to specific vehicle needs such as comprehensive interior cleaning or professional exterior waxing, services that enlist products from Simoniz and Rain-X to safeguard paint jobs.

Car Pool Car Wash strengthens its bond with repeat customers through its frequency rewards program, which makes participants eligible for future discounts after they sign up online or in person. The shop also carries Duck Bucks gift cards that allow recipients to prepay for regular car washes. In their efforts to foster a tightly knit community, the owners of Car Pool Car Wash regularly support local charities and organizations in their initiatives.

5512 W Broad St
Richmond,
VA
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Since 1988, Midlothian Athletic Club has dedicated its 70,000 square feet to myriad forms of achieving healthy living. Whether members want to hone tennis and racquetball skills, break a sweat in group exercise classes such as spinning and BodyPump, or relax in a sauna, they can do it at the MAC. The staff troll a stock of cardio and strength-training equipment, including FreeMotion Elite weight machines, Life Fitness treadmills and ellipticals, and Precor machines, ready to dole out technique pointers. At the indoor pool, swimmers can get a workout on the lap lanes, slip down water slides, or pretend to be toddlers in the kiddie pool. The club also has six indoor lanes, where instructors lead water-aerobics classes that are gentler on joints than moon aerobics.

To help guests recover after a hard workout, the Midlothian Athletic Club hosts many means of relaxation. The massage therapists calibrate their fingers to several styles of kneading, including deep-tissue, Swedish, and myofascial release massage. At the MAC Cafe, chefs sear turkey burgers, bake lime-chili parmesan fries, and blend protein shakes to order for nutritious refueling.

10800 Center View Dr
North Chesterfield,
VA
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In 1997, Nancy Glenmore Tatum and Kevin Casey founded Glenmore Yoga & Wellness Center in their house's sunroom. Their operation's therapeutic blend of yoga, massage, and consultation services attracted a wide enough student base to necessitate three expansions, and Nancy and Kevin eventually settled in the Glen Eagles Shopping Center. They still uphold a central belief that "yoga is for everyone," and have upheld that philosophy by building a time machine to let the late Ben Franklin participate. Nancy and Kevin have also cultivated a nurturing community with resources such as workshops and teacher training that promote its growth.

The center's impressive roster of yoga classes covers the flowing Vinyasa poses as well as specialty courses for prenatal mothers, older adults, and kids. Every class pays attention to the individual needs of its students, just as the massage services modify their kneads to better treat specific tensions. A calming interior contributes to Glenmore's warm ambiance: two carpeted studios, a massage room, and a lounge accommodate its guests. Students can also borrow the yoga books and videos of the lending library, so long as they turn in their senses of balance as collateral.

10442 Ridgefield Pkwy
Richmond,
VA
US

In 2009, The New York Times named The Camel Richmond's "premier venue" for "up-and-coming Southern rock and bluegrass bands, acoustic singer-songwriters, and jazz and funk musicians." So far, nothing's changed: The Camel still hosts local and nationally touring acts such as Ben Kweller and James McCartney, who, unlike his father, has never toured with a band named after icky bugs. But even though it's lauded for providing live music seven nights a week, The Camel makes a space for all art, including occasional film screenings.

Like its entertainment lineup, The Camel's cuisine is an eclectic mix of American flavors. The culinary team, lead by executive chef Xavier Beverly, whips up gourmet vegan risottos, grills fresh seafood, and tops flatbreads with spinach, mushrooms, and hummus. But they also keep things casual with finger foods such as the popular sausage stars and housemade beef burgers crowned with horseradish mayo. Served until 2 a.m. nightly, each dish can be paired with local or craft beers, which fill the 28 taps lining The Camel's exposed brick wall.

The Camel is open for lunch Monday through Saturday, and brunch on Sunday.

1621 W Broad St
Richmond,
VA
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The White House of the Confederacy constituted the social, political, and military headquarters of Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis during the Civil War. Later named a National Historic Landmark, the building still stands today. Daily guided tours lead guests through the grand 19th-century structure, which houses more than half its original wartime furnishings.

The White House is only steps away from The Museum of the Confederacy's Richmond location, where a core exhibit chronicles the Confederacy from its beginnings to General Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. Opened 25 years after that fateful event, the nonprofit museum displays artifacts from a collection of more than 15,000 items. They include Stonewall Jackson's sword, a letter from Pope Pius IX, and all the pennies Jefferson Davis etched his face onto in his spare time.

Meanwhile, another 400 artifacts adorn the permanent exhibit at the museum's Appomattox location. Here, a dozen audiovisual stations, parole lists, and the uniform coat worn by Lee illustrate the event that brought the Civil War to a close.

1201 E Clay St
Richmond,
VA
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Edgar Allan Poe holds a distinguished reputation in American literature, given his proclivity for dark work, such as “The Raven” and “The Tell-Tale Heart.” But the Poe of legend is often at odds with the real Poe: the student who had to gamble and burn his furniture to make it through college; the career man who traveled extensively to find better opportunities; and the devoted husband who never recovered from the death of his wife. He even enrolled at West Point … though he was thrown out eight months later.

The Poe Museum educates guests on the writer's life, helping them reconcile the reputed Poe with the real Poe. Located within the Old Stone House that lies just blocks from Poe's first Richmond home and his first employer, the Southern Literary Messenger, the museum showcases exhibits and significant artifacts, such as Poe's walking stick, his boyhood bed, and even a lock of his hair. This collection reveals his journey, showing what drove him to become a master writer of short stories, lyric poetry, action-movie screenplays, and, of course, horror stories.

1914 E Main St
Richmond,
VA
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