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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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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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40th Annual Model Railroad Show

November 24 - November 26
Science Museum of Virginia*, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
$

Featuring all the bells and whistles, guests will enjoy unique and traditional model train displays from across the state. Meet Clydesdales horses, watch a blacksmith in action, and take a ride on the Teddy Bear Express. Learn how trains work, conduct experiments, check out special demonstrations, and enjoy a holiday weekend filled with fun for […]

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Dominion GardenFest of Lights

November 24, 2017 - January 8, 2018
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden*, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228
$

A holiday tradition featuring more than half-a-million lights, hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, and more.  

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Christmas Town

November 24, 2017 - January 1, 2018
$

Kid-friendly attractions and shows, delicious treats, thrilling rides, roller coasters, and all of your favorite Christmas characters.

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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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10:00 am

Small Business Saturday Christmas Shopping Expo

November 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Four Points by Sheraton Richmond, 9901 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23235 United States
Free

Over 20 vendors including several LuLaRoe retailers, Paparazzi, Scentsy, Pure Romance, Villa Lake Holistic Wellness, Discovery Toys, and more.  

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Friendship, Trade, and Feast

November 25 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Rd
Chester, VA 23836
$

Visitors will have a chance to be immersed in the cooking, games, and songs that were common to the homes in 1611-1622 Virginia. This event will further interpret the history of the first “Thanksgiving” in English America – the one which happened in 1619 in Virginia.

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11:00 am

LolliPops Concert: The Snowman

November 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center, 600 E Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219
$

The Snowman is accompanied by the Richmond Symphony. This animated film tells the story of a young boy’s magical friendship with a snowman. Enjoy other holiday favorites as well. Arrive early for a free pre-concert festival, featuring an instrument petting zoo and interactive activities for the whole family that will enhance your concert experience. Pre-concert festivities […]

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Family Day: Collage Design

November 25 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
$

Looking for something to do after you clean up those Thanksgiving dinner dishes this Thanksgiving weekend? Check out the current exhibits and leave with a finished collage. Pre-registration is required, event times: 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.

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12:00 pm

Carytown Parade

November 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Free

Parade to welcome Santa and the Snow Queen to Carytown.  Santa will be at Hirsch's Rugs to talk to the children.

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1:00 pm

I Know Richmond Bus Tour

November 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Valentine, 1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219
$

An overview of Richmond’s history that shows off many of the city’s unique sites and neighborhoods, including Church Hill and St. John’s Church; Shockoe Bottom and Main Street Station; Jackson Ward and the Maggie Walker House; Monument Avenue and the Fan. Includes a tour of the interior of the State Capitol.  Reservations required.  

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2:00 pm

Sensory-Friendly Movie

November 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Byrd Theatre, 2908 West Cary Street
Richmond , VA 23221
$

This sensory-friendly Free Birds movie experience provides an accepting and safe environment for families to enjoy a movie. The lights will be turned up and the sound will be turned down.

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3:00 pm

Family Movie Matinee

November 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Atlee Library, 9161 Atlee Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Free

Bring the whole family for a great movie at the library. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library. For ages 5 and up.

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7:30 pm

The J.O.B. with The Bush League

November 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Firehouse Theatre, 1609 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220
$

The J.O.B. performs a double concert with Richmond touring blues sensation The Bush League. New songs, fan favorites, and their radio hits. Rock, alternative rock, blues, blues-rock, Americana rock.

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