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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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Great American Indian Exposition and Pow-Wow

November 3 - November 5
Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E Laburnum Ave
Richmond, VA 23222
$

The best in American Indian dancing, singing, drumming, arts, crafts, foods, and entertainment. Artisans from across the country will come together to sell their unique, one of a kind turquoise, wampum, silver, and clothing.  Grand entries and parade of nations will be Saturday and Sunday at Noon. For more information contact Barry Richardson, 252-532-0821 or […]

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James and the Giant Peach JR

November 3 - November 5
Robious Middle School, 2701 Robious Crossing Dr
Midlothian, VA 23113 United States
$

A delightfully offbeat adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl adventure. When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion which results in a tremendous peach - and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Presented by Broken Leg Theater Friday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, […]

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VCUarts Ceramic Sale

November 3 - November 5
Quirk Gallery, 207 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220
Free

A fundraising sale with the Craft + Material StudiesCeramic Department. Undergraduate students, graduate studentsand faculty will have beautiful handmade pieces for sale. Proceeds from this event will go towards funding for student attendance at the annual ceramic conference, NCECA, which will be hosted in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this year. Friday, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Saturday, […]

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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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4:30 pm

First Friday Films

November 3 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Cochrane Rockville Library, 16600 Pouncey Tract Road
Rockville, VA 23146
Free

Bring the whole crew for a great movie on the big screen. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library. For all ages.

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5:00 pm

First Friday Art Sampler

November 3 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1812 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
$

A great date night, family outing, or evening out with friends. Register in-person. Several kid-friendly samplers are always available; check visarts.org for a list of upcoming samplers.

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5:30 pm

Lee Symposium: Robert E. Lee and the Mexican War

November 3 @ 5:30 pm - November 4 @ 11:30 am
Stratford Hall*, 483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558
$

An annual program that explores the life and career of Robert E. Lee. Noted scholars and authors will be sharing research and analyses with attendees. Registrants have the opportunity to listen and learn from the finest Civil War historians as they examine primary documents, participate in discussions, and listen to in-depth lectures. Friday 5:30 p.m. […]

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Special Night for Special Needs

November 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Children’s Museum of Richmond, Central, 2626 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Free

An evening especially for the families of children with special needs ages 10 and under. Visitors enjoy adapted materials, special activities, a cool-down space, and reduced number of visitors.  

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7:00 pm

An Evening of Bluegrass

November 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cultural Arts Center, 2880 Mountain Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23060
$

The Big Boss Combo is a 5 piece bluegrass quartet featuring the family style singing of the Johnson Brothers from central Limber, West Virginia. Dinner and drinks (wine, beer, beverages) available for sale at the show from DeFazio’s Catering.

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InLight Richmond 2017

November 3 @ 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Arts & Culture District, 319 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220, 00
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
Free

A public exhibition of light-based art and performances. Performances, sculpture, video, and interactive projects illuminate pathways, walls, sidewalks, green spaces, and kicks off with the Community Lantern Parade. InLight 2017 will take as its inspiration the 1901 Electric Carnival that enlivened Broad Street with a replica of the Eiffel Tower and tens of thousands of […]

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8:00 pm

The Lawrence Olds Band

November 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Tin Pan*, 8981 Quioccasin Rd.
Richmond, VA 23229
$

He leads a number of bands including The Lawrence Olds Band and The Lawrence Olds Jazz Trio. He has been featured at the Richmond Jazz Festival, TV 6 Morning Show, and The Virginia Museum Of Fine Arts.

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