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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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The Andrew Brothers

November 9 - December 31
Swift Creek Mill Theatre, 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
$

A USO performance in the south Pacific by the Andrews Sisters is in jeopardy of cancellation when they fail to appear shortly before curtain time. Luckily, three hapless stagehands are determined that the show must go on – and go on it does. This music-fest is filled to the brim with over 25 famous songs. […]

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Legally Blonde: The Musical

November 10 - December 3
$

Our favorite sorority girl, Elle Woods, braves the world of Harvard Law on a quest to win her boyfriend back.  With the power to bend and snap, Elle manages to defy convention and expectations as she rises through the ranks of her law school peers, all in the name of love. Recommended for about ten […]

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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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Toddler Time: Fantastic Fall

November 7 @ 9:30 am - November 28 @ 10:30 am
Maymont, Nature Center, 2201 Shields Lake Drive
Richmond, VA 23220
$

Each session in this four-week program includes free play in the Discovery Room, a story, craft and a visit with one of Maymont’s animals. You and your toddler might even make a few new friends. Ages 1 to 4; adult must accompany child. Space is limited, and this popular program fills early. Register online by […]

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Virginia Cultural Marketplace

November 10 @ 10:00 am - November 11 @ 8:00 pm
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23260 United States
Free

Visitors will have an opportunity to shop a variety of unique museum and cultural vendors from around the Commonwealth all at one convenient location. Many of the area’s top vendors will be onsite selling designer jewelry, marbled art gifts, stationary, bath & beauty products, wreaths, pottery, and more.  

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7:00 am

Anthem Richmond Marathon, Markel Richmond Half Marathon, VCU Health 8k

November 11 @ 7:00 am
Arthur Ashe Center, 3001 N. Boulevard
Richmond, Virginia 23231
$

Whether you choose to take on the marathon, half marathon, or 8k, when you run Richmond, you’ll receive VIP treatment. With thousands of volunteers and spectators encouraging you, and more race perks that you can count.

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9:00 am

Bus Tour: Tartleton’s Raid/Jouett’s Ride

November 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road
Hanover, VA 23069
$

Dr. John Maass will guide you on a bus tour following Banastre Tarleton’s march to capture Thomas Jefferson and Jack Jouett’s famous ride to warn Jefferson of the danger during the southern campaign of the Revolutionary War.

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Rottin’ Log Romp

November 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Stratford Hall*, 483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558
$

Salamanders, termites, centipedes! What else thrives under a rotting log? A simple log is a not just a habitat for critters, but a playground and place of discovery and imagination for young naturalists. Each participant will receive a bug box and magnifier. Snacks are provided. For ages 6 years and up. Registration is requested by Tuesday, November 7, […]

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Pearls, Pumps and Polos Hope Breakfast Fundraiser

November 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Grace Center, 1302 Victor Street
Richmond, VA
$

The event is designed to raise funds to increase awareness about a silent and hidden problem, infertility among African Americans. The morning will include testimonials from women and couples positively impacted by Fertility for Colored Girls (FFCG).

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10:00 am

Veterans Day Ceremony

November 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Dogwood Dell, 6000 South Blvd
Richmond, VA 23220
Free

Honors all men and women who have served in the military. The ceremony coincides with the signing of the World War I Armistice on November 11, 1918.

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ACT and SAT Practice Test

November 11 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Midlothian Library*, 521 Coalfield Road
Midlothian, 23114-4406
Free

ACT and SAT practice tests for any Juniors or Seniors in high school. The test is full-length, officially released, and proctored. Students need only bring their pencils and calculator. Please contact testprep@flamingotutoring.com to reserve your spot.

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Line Dancing with Rhonda

November 11 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
The ARTS Community Center, 10179 Hull Street Road
Midlothian, Virginia (VA) 23112
$

Get fit in a fun environment doing urban soul line dancing.

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10:30 am

Building Expo

November 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Mechanicsville Library, 7461 Sherwood Crossing Place
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Free

Explore all kinds of building materials - blocks, Lincoln logs, Tinkertoys, LEGOs, and more - and see what you can create. For all ages.

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Marble Fun Run

November 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Hanover Library, 7527 Library Drive
Hanover, VA 23069
Free

Bring your best design ideas (and a friend or two) and use your brain at this special STEAM event. Snacks provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends. For ages 5 to 10.

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11:00 am

Second Saturday LEGO Club

November 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Montpelier Library, 17205 Sycamore Tavern Lane
Montpelier, VA 23192
Free

You bring your ideas, they'll provide the bricks! Buildings, superheroes, animals - the sky's the limit. Enter to win a LEGO book, too. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library. For all ages.

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12:00 pm

Hops In The Park

November 11 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Rd
Chester, VA 23836
Free

Come out and learn from Virginia farmers while tasting their delicious Virginia brew. Toast Virginia's agricultural pride with food, music, and beer. Children’s activities available.  

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Second Saturday Movie Matinee

November 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
West Point Library, 721 Main Street
West Point, VA 23181
Free

Bring the whole family for a great movie at the library. Snacks provided by the Friends of the West Point Library. For all ages.

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Veteran’s Day Family Celebration

November 11 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Barns of Kanak, 5503 Ruffin Road
Prince George, 23875 United States
Free

Listen to The Bustin Loose Party Band, grab a bite at a Food Truck, 50/50 Raffles, and more. The 200 acre farm includes picturesque landscape, barns, outside seating, and more. Benefits the Wounded Warrior Foundation.

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1:00 pm

Junior Engineers

November 11 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Enon Library, 1801 Enon Church Road
Chester, 23836
Free

Explore the six simple machines. Act as an engineer as you invent your own hand-made mini-machine. Ages 6 to 9. Registration is required.  

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Local Author Steve K. Smith Book Release

November 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
bbgb tales for kids, 3003 w cary st
richmond, va 23221
Free

Smith will sign copies of his brand new book Shadows of Jamestown, the latest in his wildly popular and fast-paced Virginia Mysteries series.

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1:15 pm

Patrick Henry Live!

November 11 @ 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
St. John’s Church*, 2401 E. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23223
Free

In honor of Veterans Day, Patrick Henry delivers his passionate “Give me liberty or give me death!” speech. The historic reenactment includes music. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Seating is first-come, first-served. Doors open at 1:15 and reenactment begins at 1:45. Reserved seats may be purchased for $5 per person at brownpaperticket.com. (Free, donation suggested) […]

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2:00 pm

SPARC Presents: Into the Woods

November 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sara Belle November Educational Theater at the SPARC Center, 2106 North Hamilton Street
Richmond, Virginia 23230
$

The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family, and the choices we make. The story follows a Baker and his wife, Cinderella, and Jack, who all make wishes. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. Photos by Amy Almond. November […]

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Anniversary Birthday Party and Costume Contest

November 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
bbgb tales for kids, 3003 w cary st
richmond, va 23221
Free

Free gifts and birthday treats. Come dressed as your favorite book character for a costume contest with prizes judged by special guest author/illustrator Cece Bell.

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6:00 pm

Annual Tree Lighting

November 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
West Broad Village, 3950 Wild Goose Lane
Glen Allen, VA 23060 United States
Free

Experience the magic of Santa lighting the West Broad Village tree. Enjoy the evening as Santa’s helpers treat your family to holiday performance and bask in the ambiance of holiday music, family fun, and more.

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Richmond Elite Home Opener

November 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ben Wallace Gym, 2206 Westwood Ave
RIchmond, VA 23230
$

The Richmond Elite basketball team kicks off their seventh season at home against the RDC Vulcans. In six seasons the Elite have a combined record of 77 - 18 and have won three divisional championships.

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7:30 pm

SPARC Presents: Into the Woods

November 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sara Belle November Educational Theater at the SPARC Center, 2106 North Hamilton Street
Richmond, Virginia 23230
$

The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family, and the choices we make. The story follows a Baker and his wife, Cinderella, and Jack, who all make wishes. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

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Book Fair Event with Roben Farzad

November 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Weinstein JCC, 5403 Monument Ave
Richmond, VA United States
$

The wild, true story of the Mutiny, the hotel and club that embodied the decadence of Miami’s cocaine cowboys heyday—and an inspiration for the blockbuster film, “Scarface”. RVA transplant Roben Farzad hosts the podcast Full Disclosure on NPR and is a special correspondent on PBS NewsHour.

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8:00 pm

Altria Masterworks 3:Mozart: Mass in C Minor

November 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center, 600 E. Grace Street
Richmond , VA 23219
$

The Richmond Symphony Chorus will perform with the Richmond Symphony and special guests.

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