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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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Movie: Boss Baby

November 18
Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road
Henrico, VA 23075
$

Enjoy Boss Baby on the big screen. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Showtimes: 2 & 5 pm

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Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China

November 18, 2017 - March 11, 2018
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
$

Discovered in 1974 by farmers in China, an underground army of nearly 8,000 life-size terracotta figures is regarded as one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century. Gathered from fourteen museums and archaeological institutes across Shaanxi Province, China, the works of Terracotta Army provide insights into Qin history, the creation of a unified […]

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ICE! featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

November 18, 2017 - January 1, 2018
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745 United States
$

Larger-than-life vignettes that bring to life the beloved 1964 TV classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, in ICE! The 9-degree walk-through attraction features 13 scenes of more than two million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures including everyone’s favorite characters – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster and more.  

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A Material World Photographs of the 1980s

November 18, 2017 - March 4, 2018
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
Free

From hair to defense budgets, shoulder pads to tax cuts, the 1980s were BIG. The Eighties are remembered by many as a time of excess and extremes. The photographs from the Richmond Times-Dispatch were important when they appeared in the 1980s as evidence of news being reported at the time.

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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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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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9:00 am

One Great Morning of Raking

November 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Maymont’s Japanese Garden is a favorite place for many Richmonders, but caring for the garden is quite a task. To help with this endeavor, volunteer to assist the horticulture staff rake the fallen leaves covering the garden. Bring your own rake.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Munchkins Run

November 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Christopher’s School, 711 St. Christopher’s Road
Richmond, VA 23226
$

A fun, donut-filled 5k run the whole family will enjoy while helping to make life better for Richmond’s children with cancer.  

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Santa Arrival

November 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Regency, 1420 North Parham Road
Richmond, 23229
Free

Santa arrives at the food court and is escorted by musicians and his helpers.  Studio P will perform.

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28th Annual Northside Artists’ Holiday Artwalk

November 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Artwalk Central, 3323 Gloucester Rd
Richmond, VA 23227
Free

Local Richmond artists and artisans in an Open House format show and sale. Including Ginter Place and nine historic Ginter Park, Laburnum Park, and Sherwood Park homes, all within a four block walk through the crisp fall air. From locally made soaps and lotions, sweets and treats, and beautiful handmade jewelry to locally turned woodwork, hand-thrown […]

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Reflect and Respect: African-American History Weekend

November 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on November 19, 2017 at 9:00am

Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803
$

There will be plenty of educational and entertaining offerings both days, including tours, presentations, living history performances, music, storytelling, demonstrations, and more. Harriet Tubman will be portrayed by Charmaine Crowell-White at the Park’s Field Quarter Cabin.

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10:00 am

GRASP Saturday at the Library

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Richmond Main Library, 101 East Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
Free

Get help from a GRASP Advisor with your FAFSA and financial aid. Call to make an appointment, Jessica Horswell at (804) 527-7772.

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Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China

November 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - March 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
$

First discovered in 1974 by farmers in China, an underground army of nearly 8,000 life-size terracotta figures is known as one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century. This exhibition also features arms and armor, horse and chariot fittings, ritual bronze vessels, works in gold and silver, jade ornaments, precious jewelry, and ceramics. […]

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SAT and ACT Practice Test

November 18 @ 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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10:30 am

Behind the Scenes Tour: Virginia and the Sea: A Naval History

November 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
$

This program will explore Virginia’s martial maritime past, examining naval clashes like the battle of the Chesapeake and the battle of Hampton Roads as well as the transformation of Norfolk into the world’s largest Navy base during the twentieth century.

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Paws to R.E.A.D.

November 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Gayton Library, 10600 Gayton Road
Henrico, VA 23238
Free

Read a story aloud to a trained therapy dog. Improve your reading confidence and make a new friend. Registration is required. For ages 6 and older.

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11:00 am

Apple, Pumpkin, Flowers, and Fun

November 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wegmans Midlothian, 12501 Stone Village Way
Midlothian, VA 23113
$

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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Stories at the Museum

November 18 @ 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 Moonstick: The Seasons of the Sioux and a craft activity. Open to all ages.  

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11:30 am

The Snow Queen

November 18 @ 11:30 am
Firehouse Theatre, 1609 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220
Free

This adaptation of the classic tells the story of friendship, fortitude, and female empowerment. When Kai comes under a spell and feels nothing, he is taken by the Snow Queen to her palace in the north. His best friend and neighbor Gerta goes through several trials such as sacrificing her shoes, fighting witches, and making […]

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The Snow Queen

November 18 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Firehouse Theatre, 1609 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220
Free

The Red Brick Collective has created a short play targeted at 4th and 5th grade audiences addressing the themes of friendship, empathy, and the journey.

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1:00 pm

Book Tasting

November 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ashland Library, 201 S. Railroad Ave.
Ashland, VA 23005
Free

Want to find a new book to read? Browse a few books, share what you think, and check out the ones you love. Tasty treats provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library. For ages 5 to 10.

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Author Visit

November 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
bbgb tales for kids, 3003 w cary st
richmond, va 23221
Free

Local author Steven K. Smith visits with Shadows at Jamestown, book 6 in The Virginia Mysteries series.

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Author Event

November 18 @ 1:00 pm
Free

Author David Baldacci will be there with his new book End Game (Will Robie Series #5).  

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1:30 pm

Introduction to Photography

November 18 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Enon Library, 1801 Enon Church Road
Chester, 23836
Free

Learn the basics of using a camera, lighting, cropping, composition and training your eye for taking photographs. Bring a digital camera. Registration begins November 4.  

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2:00 pm

SPARC Presents: Into the Woods

November 18 @ 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.

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3:00 pm

International Games Day: Minecraft Club

November 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Varina Library, 1875 New Market Road
Henrico, VA 23231
Free

Join in with others on a dedicated server in the same Minecraft world. Creative or survival?  Best suited for ages 8 and up. Registration is required unless you bring a laptop with your own copy of Minecraft.

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UR Spiders Football

November 18 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Robins Stadium, University of Richmond, 28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173
$

The Spiders host William and Mary for the Capital Cup. Sign up for Spiderlings Kids Club for perks and special deals that will last through basketball season.  

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5:00 pm

TEDxYouth@RVA

November 18 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hershey Center for The Arts at Collegiate School, 103 N. Mooreland Road
Richmond, VA 23229 United States
Free

A multitude of speakers from around Richmond to speak to the Richmond community, and more specifically, the youth of Richmond. This years theme, "Monumental" will provide the setting for an evening filled with awe-inspiring, important, and memorable speakers along with dinner and an Interactive Session provided at no cost. (Please email youth@tedxrva.com for a link […]

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7:00 pm

Back to the ’80s: Concert and Exhibit Opening

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
$

Part concert, part costume party, you don’t want to miss this chance to wear your raddest ’80s outfit and help celebrate the opening of the new exhibition, A Material World: Photographs of the 1980s from the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The high-energy “Kids in America” ’80s tribute band will kick off the main event at 8:30 p.m. A special […]

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7:30 pm

SPARC Presents: Into the Woods

November 18 @ 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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One Voice Chorus

November 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 4491 SPRINGFIELD RD
Glen Allen, VA 23060
$

From Darkness to Light, a concert of hope, achievement, and rejoicing. Mark Hayes' Requiem sets the stage for reflectionwhile the compositions of Ralph Vaughn Williams, Jeffrey Ames, and Lloyd Pfaustch celebrate this shining occasion.

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