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Akeelah and the Bee

October 1 - November 5
Virginia Rep’s Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn, 1601 W. Broad St
Richmond, Virginia 23230
$

Akeelah is an 11-year-old spelling p-r-o-d-i-g-y who will stop at nothing to make her dreams come true. Based on the 2006 film starring Keke Palmer, the play follows the journey of Akeelah as she travels from the south side of Chicago to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

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The Story of Virginia

November 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018
Virginia Historical Society, 428 N Boulevard
Richmond, Virginia 23220
Free

This newly renovated 10,500 square-foot exhibition interprets 16,000 years of Virginia history and features more than 500 artifacts, maps, letters, and diaries ranging from the earliest stone tools shaped by humans to a satellite built by high school students in 2013. Objects in the exhibition are supplemented by images from the VHS collection, soundscapes, video, […]

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Glavé and Holmes: 50 Years of Design

November 1, 2017 - January 14, 2018
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
Free

Showcases the award-winning and defining design work of one of Virginia’s most notable architecture, interior design, and planning firms. In addition to compelling projects, the exhibit also highlights the firm’s commitment to historic preservation and classical design.

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Fire, Flour, and Fork

November 2 - November 5
$

A highly curated mix of dining events, behind-the-scenes tours, demonstrations, talks, food producers, cookbook authors, visiting chefs, culinary historians, and craft spirit makers.  

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Ongoing

Memento Mori: A 1708 Gallery satellite exhibition at the Linden Row Inn

November 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - January 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Linden Row Inn, 100 East Franklin St
Richmond, VT 23219 United States
Free

Thirteen artists explore the tradition of memento mori – an artwork that reminds the viewer of their mortality, impermanence, and even the shortness and fragility of human life. Memento mori artwork became popular in the seventeenth century, in a religious age when almost everyone believed that life on earth was merely a preparation for an […]

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Our Hearts On Our Sleeves

November 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - January 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
The Valentine*, 1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
$

The fashion and fiber arts play an important role in Richmond’s creative community, enlivening Richmond’s streets, shops, galleries, museums, and performance spaces. Drawing on the Valentine’s extensive collection of historic and contemporary costume and textiles, this exhibition celebrates Richmond’s devotion to creative expression.

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Nuestras Historias: Latinos in Richmond

November 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - April 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
The Valentine*, 1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
$

There are approximately 100,000 Latinos in the Richmond metropolitan area who represent a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. As Latinos immigrate to Richmond, they establish permanent ties to their new home and begin to transform its culture. Through interviews, objects and images, this exhibition documents the region’s diverse Latino experience. Daily, Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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Virginia Jazz: The Early Years

November 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - April 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
The Valentine*, 1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
$

This exhibition created by Richmond Jazz Society illuminates Virginians who made significant contributions to the development of Jazz as an American art form – from the early rhythms of the music’s birth at the turn of the 20th century to the multi-faceted vibrations leading to the music’s modern sound.

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Native American Art from the Past and Present

November 1 @ 10:00 am - November 26 @ 5:00 pm
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
Free

Based on the notion of dialogue, Hear My Voice: Native American Art of the Past and Present explores conversations between Native American artists and their art across centuries, a continent, and 35 indigenous cultures.

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‘Memory Lane’ | Paintings by Christopher S Phillips

November 1 @ 11:00 am - November 25 @ 5:00 pm
Gallery Flux, 307B England St.
Ashland, VA 23005 United States
Free

Phillips’ work invites you to reminisce moments in your life, creating an emotional response, taking you down memory lane. Visualize and experience the artwork on a personal level. Gallery is closed on Sunday’s and Monday’s and at 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

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After Dark Exhibition

November 1 @ 5:30 pm - November 12 @ 9:00 pm
Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1812 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Free

An exhibition of work by Carli Holcomb that uses synthetic and natural materials to address the intersection of people and place.

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12:00 pm

Richmond’s Gilded Age: The Grit Behind the Glitz

November 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
$

In the aftermath of the Civil War, Richmond entered the Gilded Age seeking bright prospects while struggling with its own past. Author Brian Burns takes you on a romp through the River City as it headed toward a new century. ($, Free for members and 18 and under)

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5:30 pm

Reception ‘Memory Lane’ Paintings

November 2 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Gallery Flux, 307B England St.
Ashland, VA 23005 United States
Free

A new show, Memory Lane, featuring paintings by Christopher S Phillips. Phillips' work invites you to reminisce moments in your life, creating an emotional response, taking you down memory lane. Visualize and experience the artwork on a personal level. Exhibit open until November 25, 2017.

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Opening Reception ‘Africa: Women I Met Along the Way’

November 2 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Gallery Flux, 307B England St.
Ashland, VA 23005 United States
Free

Kathleen Walsh unveils paintings from her most recent trip to Africa. Africa: Women I Met Along the Way, began as a series of watercolor sketches done on the road, under a tree, or in a field. Back in the states, Kathleen developed the sketches into larger pieces using a mixed medium including oil pastel, paper, […]

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6:00 pm

Escape to the Library

November 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Varina Library, 1875 New Market Road
Henrico, VA 23231
Free

Bring your friends and try to "ESCAPE" from a room at the library. In this physical adventure game, you will have to solve puzzles; using clues, hints, and strategies to get the "key". Are you a Quentin from Paper Towns or a Sherlock Holmes? The proof is in the puzzle.

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7:00 pm

Cynthia and Charles Krumbein Gallery Show Opening

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Weinstein JCC, 5403 Monument Ave
Richmond, VA United States
Free

Cindy and Charles Krumbein travel the world photographing their adventures, each showing a different perspective. Their shared passion for photography and seeing the world through a camera’s lens is evident in their work, their relationship, and the way they foster connections within the photography community through their participation in the Focus Group Camera Club. This […]

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