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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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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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8:00 am

Dash for Physical Therapy 5K

November 4 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pole Green Park, 8996 Pole Green Park Ln
Mechanicsville, VA 23116 United States
$

VCU physical therapy students will be hosting the first ever Dash for Physical Therapy 5K Run/Walk. Benefits the Foundation for Physical Therapy. The Foundation is an organization that provides funding for physical therapy research, ranging from stroke rehabilitation and interventions/treatments for children with cerebral palsy.  

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8:30 am

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

November 4 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Innsbrook, (Markel Plaza), 4600 Cox Road
Richmond, VA 23060
$

Register starting at 8:30 a.m. for a 1- or 3-mile route, and support the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association.  

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9:00 am

Pop Up Shop Holiday Market

November 4 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Shady Grove United Methodist Church, 4825 Pouncey Tract Road
Glen Allen, VA 23059
Free

Over 25 one-of-a-kind vendors in the fourth annual market. Find unique and handcrafted items perfect for holiday gift giving.  Vendor space benefits the Caring Clothes Closet RVA, Inc., a free clothing ministry that helps at risk kids, single moms, and the homeless.

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9:30 am

Central Va Coin and Currency Show

November 4 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
John Tyler Community College – Chester Campus, 13101 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
Chester, VA 23831
Free

Dealers buying, selling, and trading US, Foreign, and Ancient coins and currency. Raffle prizes all day.

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10:00 am

Festival of the Written Word 

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Midlothian Library*, 521 Coalfield Road
Midlothian, 23114-4406
Free

A family celebration of writing, reading, books, and RVA authors.  Meet local poets, and authors. See panel discussions, listen to author readings and participate in writing workshops.  

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Train Day

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ashland, 500 S. Center Street
Free

Railroad music, songs and story telling, miniature children's train rides, children's games and activities, lots of model trains, memorabilia displays, a locomotive moon bounce, real antique railroad equipment, a real caboose plus a camper caboose, area railroad organizations, Train Day mascots the Engineer Bears, Cinder and Tender, and the CSX Stage.

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Lily y la Mariposa

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse at Dominion Arts Center, 600 E Grace St #400
Richmond, VA 23219
$

Mama Rosa introduces Lily, an 11-year-old girl experiencing loss for the first time, to the Mexican celebration Dia de los Muertos, which honors the lives of loved ones who have passed. Following the performance, audience members will have the opportunity to create Day of the Dead art work to take home. Performed by Latin Ballet of […]

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Festival of the Written Word

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Midlothian Library*, 521 Coalfield Road
Midlothian, 23114-4406
Free

A family celebration of writing, reading, books, and RVA authors.  Meet local poets, and authors, including Dale Brumfield, author of the new book, The Virginia State Penitentiary: A Notorious History. See panel discussions, listen to author readings, and participate in writing workshops  

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Girls Innovate Junior Workshop

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
St. Catherine’s School, 6001 Grove Ave
Richmond, VA 23226
Free

Modeled after the School's STEAM program, this special event is intentionally designed for girls ages 2 1/2 to 5 years old who are not currently enrolled in the School. Each girl will participate in a variety of activities focused on creative expression through visual and performing arts. Please note each participating child must be accompanied […]

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10:30 am

LEGO Building Fun

November 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Upper King William Library, 694-J Sharon Road
King William, VA 23086
Free

A morning for some LEGO building fun. What will you build? The possibilities are endless when kids and bricks get together. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Upper King William Library.  For ages 5 to 10.

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Learn to Knit for Teens

November 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Teens, learn beginner knitting techniques from “From the Heart” knitters to create a blanket, a scarf or fingerless mitts. Registration required.  

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Sushi 101

November 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Ettrick-Matoaca Library, 4501 River Road
South Chesterfield, VA 23803
Free

Learn about sushi from a CCPS culinary teacher and how to make it at home. Registration is required.    

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11:00 am

Stories at the Museum

November 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
Free

This family friendly program features special educator-led readings of The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses and a craft activity. Open to all ages.  

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Apple, Pumpkin, Flowers, and Fun

November 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wegmans Short Pump, 12200 Wegmans Blvd
Henrico, VA 23233
$

Young chefs prep apples with all kinds of dips and pairings to get this party started. Then, every child will create a beautiful Tussie Mussie--a tiny bouquet using a real pumpkin for a vase. Hands-on class for parent and child.

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Paint by Stickers

November 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cochrane Rockville Library, 16600 Pouncey Tract Road
Rockville, VA 23146
Free

Create your own art using stickers, just like paint-by-numbers, at this fun, self-paced art experience. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library. For all ages.

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Bruce’s Big Move Story Time

November 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Our favorite curmudgeonly bear now shares his home with not only his four geese, but three rowdy mice, too! Fed up with their shenanigans, Bruce sets off to find a rodent-free household. As usual, nothing goes quite according to plan.

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12:30 pm

Victorian High Tech

November 4 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
$

When was this invented? How did that work? This special behind-the-scenes tour reveals the bells, whistles, hidden panels, knobs, tubes, and other technological wonders that made Major and Mrs. Dooley’s home one of the most modern in Gilded Age Richmond. 12:30-1:30pm and 2:30-3:30pm

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2:00 pm

Apple, Pumpkin, Flowers, and Fun

November 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wegmans Short Pump, 12200 Wegmans Blvd
Henrico, VA 23233
$

Young chefs prep apples with all kinds of dips and pairings to get this party started. Then, every child will create a beautiful Tussie Mussie--a tiny bouquet using a real pumpkin for a vase. Hands-on event for parent and child.

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Video Game Tournament

November 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Libbie Mill Library, 2100 Libbie Lake East St.
Henrico, VA 23230
Free

Put your Mario Kart skills to the test and join a video game tournament in the teen room. Registration is required.

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3:00 pm

Family Fall Festival

November 4 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chick-fil-A at Westchester Commons, 132 Schofield Drive
Midlothian, VA 23113
Free

Bounce 2 the Moon, live Music from Bach 2 Rock, Miss Sheri the Clown with balloon animals and face painting, plus pony rides and petting zoo from Laughing Farm. Woodmen of America will have free Child ID, Corn Hole, and the Cow too.

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