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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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53rd Annual Craft and Design Show

November 17 - November 19
Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1812 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
$

Browse the work of more than 120 artists who work in ceramics, metal, glass, wood, fiber, and recycled materials. Attend the Patrons’ Preview Party on Friday from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. and enjoy bluegrass music by South Hill Banks. The Rise + Shine breakfast will be Saturday from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. and general admission […]

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Disney’s The Little Mermaid

November 17 - November 26
The Steward School, Lora M. Robins Theatre, 11600 Gayton Road
Richmond, VA 23238
$

Beautiful mermaid Ariel should be a happy girl -- she lives in an enchanted undersea country, her father is a King, and she has the most beautiful singing voice. But she is a passionate, headstrong teenager, and wants what she cannot have -- to live on land. Check event website for exact times.

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Illuminate Light Show and Santa’s Village

November 17 - December 31
Meadow Event Park, 13111 Dawn Boulevard
Doswell, VA 23047
$

Lighted displays dance and twinkle to Christmas music throughout the drive-through park. Santa’s Village has activities for the kids, Christmas trees, food, and more.  

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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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9:00 am

Lower School JK-5 Open House

November 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
St. Christopher’s School, 711 St. Christopher’s Road
Richmond, VA 23226
Free

From rigorous academics to enriching arts programs to powerful community projects, they give boys the broad foundation they need to lead the world they will inherit. See what their whole-boy approach can do for your son. Visit www.stchristophers.com or call 282-3185 to schedule a visit.

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3:30 pm

Third Annual Costume and Textile Talk

November 17 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The Valentine, 1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219
$

The talk will focus on artists featured in the Our Hearts on Our Sleeves costume and textile exhibition. Featuring presentations by artist/embroiderer Michael Birch-Pierce, historian/embroiderer Janice Booker, and curator Kristen E. Stewart. Attendees will learn about handiwork techniques, family traditions and contemporary fashion/art concepts that inform the work of Richmond’s embroiderers.

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4:00 pm

LEGOMania at the Library

November 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
West Point Library, 721 Main Street
West Point, VA 23181
Free

A fun afternoon with LEGOs. Snacks provided by the Friends of the West Point Library. For ages 5 to 12.

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4:30 pm

Be a Changemaker: Research

November 17 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Goochland Library, 3075 River Road West
Goochland, VA 23063
Free

Good research makes all the difference to a successful project. Sharpen your information-gathering skills at the second session of Changemakers and make the world a better place. Call or visit the library to sign up. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library. For ages 12 to 18.

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Read 2 Rover

November 17 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Cochrane Rockville Library, 16600 Pouncey Tract Road
Rockville, VA 23146
Free

Read 2 Rover provides comfort and motivation for beginning readers as they read aloud to therapy dogs. Call or visit the library for more information or to register for this rewarding program.

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5:00 pm

Science After Dark: Play Dough Night

November 17 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia*, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
$

Learn how to make your own play dough and how to create electrical circuits with Squishy Circuits. Keep the fun going at the 6:30 pm and 7:15 pm Cosmic Expeditions as you explore what's so funny about space. Then comedy meets astronomy with a special guest from the Coalition Theatre. Cap the fun off with an 8:00 […]

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7:00 pm

Mary Poppins

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - December 31 @ 10:00 pm
Virginia Rep’s November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
$

This Tony award-winning, practically perfect musical follows the charming Mary Poppins on an enchanting journey through the streets of London. Based on the classic Disney film and books by P.L. Travers, experience this magical adventure, featuring supercalifragilistic-expialidocious songs and breathtaking rooftop dance numbers. Times vary. Visit va-rep.org for details.

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Doors Wide Open

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road
Henrico, VA 23075
$

Doors Wide Open is a collaborative effort of five young men whose sole desire is to play music. Their eclectic style and love of music will keep you wanting more as they play jazz-fusion and R&B-funk.

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Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Westchester Commons, 15786 WC Main St
Midlohtian, VA 23113
Free

Live seasonal music, holiday treats and warm beverages, and lots of fun for the entire family. Santa will make his first appearance at Westchester Commons by helping to light the tree. Plus, the first 250 children (12 and under) in attendance will receive a free gift.  

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7:30 pm

SPARC Presents: Into the Woods

November 17 @ 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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8:00 pm

Cheryl Burke: Love On The Floor

November 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Altria Theater, 6 N Laurel Street
Richmond, VA 23220
$

A highly creative dance show in four acts, will feature Burke, a two-time “Dancing With The Stars” Mirror Ball champion and Emmy-nominated choreographer. In addition, Meryl Davis and Charlie White, the 2014 Olympic Gold Medal winning Ice Dance duo will star alongside Burke on the tour.

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