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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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Macbeth

November 16 - November 18
Douglas Freeman High School, 8701 Three Chopt Road
Henrico, VA 23229
$

The great Scottish warrior receives a prophecy from three mysterious hags that he will become Thane of Cawdor and then King of Scotland. But the Scottish king still lives. Macbeth’s ambition wrestles with his honor, and his wife, Lady Macbeth, enlists the power of the supernatural to fulfill the witches’ promise of greatness. Presented by the […]

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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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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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8:00 am

Northstar Academy Open House

November 16 @ 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Northstar Academy, 8055 Shrader Road
Richmond, VA 23294 United States
Free

For families with children k through 12 and the professionals who serve them. Tour the school and try their new adaptive playground. Learn how our students overcome reading challenges with the Lindamood-Bell reading program. Register online. Three times available 8:00 - 9:30 a.m., 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.  

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10:00 am

Kids Club

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Regency, 1420 North Parham Road
Richmond, 23229
Free

Sing, dance, and move to the music with Melody Magic. Make a craft and register to win a prize at the Richmond Family Magazine table.

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5:00 pm

Teen Trivia

November 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ashland Library, 201 S. Railroad Ave.
Ashland, VA 23005
Free

Are you full of useful (or not-so-useful) information? Here is a place for you. Compete against your friends for prizes and see who is the ultimate trivia champ. For ages 11 to 18.

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Teen Crafting & Gaming Circle: Reminder Cloud

November 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Atlee Library, 9161 Atlee Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Free

Bring your favorite crafts to work on and try out the craft of the month. Play Wii games with your friends, too. Sign-ups required. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library. For ages 11 to 18.

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5:30 pm

Book Fair Family Event: Songs and Stories of Shel Silverstein

November 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Weinstein JCC, 5403 Monument Ave
Richmond, VA United States
$

Local performer Starlet Knight will honor the works of beloved children’s book author Shel Silverstein through storytelling and music. Dinner at 5:30 p.m., Show 6:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.    

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6:00 pm

Ladies Night Out

November 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Scents of Scents Organic Spa, 3016 Mountain Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23060 United States
$

Grab your girlfriends for a night of shopping, wine, and desserts.Featuring local artisans: Mac's Smack, Angelica's Aromatics, Naked Goat Soaps, Paparazzi Jewelry, and Cakes by Favi.  

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6:30 pm

Family Movie

November 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
North Park Library, 8508 Franconia Rd.
Henrico, VA 23227
Free

Watch 101 Dalmations, this animated classic featuring adorable puppies and the vile villainess, Cruella De Vil. (1961, G, 79 minutes) Suggested for ages 5 and older.

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Twilight Tales

November 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Glen Allen Library, 10501 Staples Mill Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060 United States
Free

Share stories about family fun in the kitchen and explore all kinds of kitchen capers with rhymes, songs, and a take home craft.  Designed for children of any age with an adult. Space is limited due to room capacity. They are unable to accommodate group visits at story times.

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Points of View-Community Conversation about Education

November 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd
Richmond, VA 23234
Free

Explore ideas, hear others’ opinions, and appreciate the diversity of your community. This fall is the launch of a series of community conversations to explore current issues in a safe and honest space. Come prepared to listen critically, express your own thoughts, and share human experiences.  

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7:00 pm

VCU Cabell First Novelist Award Night

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
James Branch Cabell Library, 901 Park Avenue
Richmond, VA 23284
Free

Jade Chang, winner of the 2017 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award for The Wangs vs. the World, reads from her book and is then joined by her agent and editor for a discussion of the evolution of the book from original idea to first draft to published work. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event […]

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7:30 pm

Teen Come and Color

November 16 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fairfield Library, 1001 N. Laburnum Ave
Henrico, VA 23223
Free

Teens! Exam prep wearing you down? Come and enjoy the relaxation benefits of coloring while listening to music from the Hoopla collection. You can also pick and print your own coloring sheet from the RBdigital coloring book collection.

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8:00 pm

The Dustbowl Revival

November 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Tin Pan*, 8981 Quioccasin Rd.
Richmond, VA 23229
$

An Americana and Soul band with eight full-time members who mash the sounds of New Orleans funk, bluegrass, soul, pre-war blues, and roots music, into a genre-hopping, time-bending dance party that coaxes new fire out of familiar coal.

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