Clarion Hotel Central
3207 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23230
Phone: (804) 359-9441
Fax: (804) 359-3207
The Diamond is home to the Richmond Flying Squirrels. All the seating is around the infield and the roof provides respite from the elements. The stadium is easy to get to and has plenty of parking space. The Diamond is known for its imposing size and concrete architecture.
Unlike traditional theatres, the Imax experience allows you to feel a part of the movie. At The Ethyl IMAX Dome, expect for your senses to be heightened and your reality to be checked at the door. Once inside the dome, everything feels real. For an alternative viewing adventure more like virtual reality and less like a way to escape, check out the fantastic Ethyl IMAX dome.
The Broadberry is the collaborative effort of Lucas Fritz, Rand Burgess and Matt McDonald. This state-of-the-art, all-age concert venue is near the Science Museum of Virginia and Children's Museum of Richmond and has a massive bar and kitchen that is open during shows. It is also available for other events such as rehearsal dinners, birthdays and corporate parties. Some of their previous listings are The Wells Brothers, Jackass Flats, The Silo Effect, The Former Champions and Black Girls.
The camel in the desert of Richmond is in fact a space for a myriad of activities to take place. The camel offers space for art, meetings for corporates or for events. The place also serves food and you can grab a bite of san fran pannini or a pesto pizza. The Camel is also rented out for community events and many fund raisers for causes have taken place here.
A Victorian firehouse is home to Richmond's most innovative theatre. The Firehouse main attractions are shows attended by the playwrights themselves. Workshop productions works in progress by local artists and plays by well-known writers like Mamet and Shepherd are included each season. The Firehouse also hosts CD release parties, comedy shows and new play festivals.
Founded in 1955, Theatre Virginia offers high-quality traditional theater. Its talented professional actors present plays like a musical adaptation of the Christmas favorite, It's a Wonderful Life. Previous seasons have produced classics such as My Fair Lady and Sweeney Todd and recently, an original piece by American screen star Steve Martin. The theatre has a strong ensemble and offers well-directed productions. Theatre Virginia also sponsors "New Voices," a program that encourages young playwrights by producing their work.
The Crossroads Art Center in Richmond is where to be when you want to showcase your works of art, no matter the medium. Whether its photography, painting, drawing or fabrics, Crossroads is open to entries - if selected, you are able to secure a booth to show off your art at a monthly showing. If you just want to buy some new art or decor for your home, then stop by and peruse what the local talents have to offer. You can also take art classes, from mosaics to painting, which are taught by local artists.
Located in the heart of Richmond, Virginia, the Stuart C. Siegel Center at Virginia Commonwealth University provides quality multi-purpose indoor facilities for inter-collegiate athletics as well as providing recreational sporting activity space for the community. It also houses conference and meeting areas for a variety of events.
Balliceaux is more Chicago than Richmond! A plush dine-out with tastefully decorated interiors and wonderful ambiance, Balliceaux is arguably the best family restaurant in the area. Traditional American delights with a fine blend of French food and mouth-watering desserts and cocktails make for a sumptuous platter. The bar has an extensive wine list and plays amazing live music. The 'Backroom' at Balliceaux is a fine party spot. Gala dinners, family gatherings and group parties are a regular feature here. A great location, warm services and reasonable food rates make Balliceaux one of the most popular eating joints of Richmond. Call for table reservations.
The curiously named Strange Matter is a concert venue, an arcade and a restaurant. Some of the most exciting and high-energy gigs have taken place here much to the delight of appreciative audiences. Sample their biscuits & gravy or the crispy eggplant sub and wash those down with some coolers. The very offbeat Strange Matter has everything going for it and with good reason too!
This dazzling movie palace was built in the early 20th century. Italian marble and elegantly painted murals fill the interior. A balcony and theater boxes overlook the auditorium below and on Saturday evenings, a Wurlitzer organ, which once accompanied silent movies, is played. The audience can sing along; the words are displayed on the screen. The staff dresses in 1920s clothing. Second-run movies are shown here daily. The Byrd also features Saturday midnight movies for really low prices. The Byrd also hosts special movie events like a Halloween screening of Nosferatu with a live band accompanying the silent film.
The website of Cary Street Café proclaims itself as the"hippe bar with great live music" for the last 13 years. They feature bands that play rock, reggae etc and acts happen frequently. The cafe also has a a menu that includes hummus, Slap Yo Mama burgers and Slap Yo Daddy wraps. Besides this they also have an under 12 children's menu. Every Sunday, old time jam session takes place that is open for all, Monday nights are karaoke and is free. There is a concept of a "rotating beer of the month" that exists here.