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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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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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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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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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9:00 am

Reflect and Respect: African-American History Weekend

November 19 @ 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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12:00 pm

Book Fair Event: Lunch with Chef Rossi

November 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Weinstein JCC, 5403 Monument Ave
Richmond, VA United States
$

Rossi's book, The Raging Skillet, is one woman’s story of cooking her way through some of life’s biggest challenges in New York City’s most unlikely kitchens. The book features anecdotes from a life of food plus recipes to close each section. This event includes lunch with menu items suggested by Chef Rossi. Lunch and book talk will […]

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2:00 pm

SPARC Presents: Into the Woods

November 19 @ 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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2:30 pm

Olde Time Holiday Parade

November 19 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Ashland, 500 S. Center Street
Free

The parade begins, at Snead and Thompson Streets, at 2:30 p.m. and winds its way along Thompson, England, and Henry Streets to Archie Cannon Drive.  

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3:00 pm

VAJAZZ Sunday

November 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Valentine, 1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Free

Dr. John Edward Hasse, curator of the Ella at 100 exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution, will give a presentation on Ella and hold a book signing. Music will be provided by the Richmond Jazz Ensemble. Reservations are required, call 804-643-1972.

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7:00 pm

James Lee Stanley

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Tin Pan*, 8981 Quioccasin Rd.
Richmond, VA 23229
$

With a history that includes 5 years on StarTrek Deep Space Nine as the singing Klingon amongst other roles, scoring the Emmy Award Winning Prime time CBS TV Cathy Specials.

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