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The Story of Virginia

January 1 - March 31
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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Dominion GardenFest of Lights

January 1 - January 8
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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Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China

January 1 - March 11
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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A Material World Photographs of the 1980s

January 1 - March 4
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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Glavé and Holmes: 50 Years of Design

January 1 - January 14
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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Dawn Kowal Gallery Show Opening

January 4 - February 8
Weinstein JCC, 5403 Monument Ave
Richmond, VA United States
Free

Kowal is a beloved member of the Weinstein JCC early education staff and a respected artist and crafts woman in the RVA community. Dawn will share the beautiful ink designs she has been creating for years. Dawn takes visually recognizable graphic images and puts her own unique and eclectic spin on them in a way […]

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Ongoing

Memento Mori: A 1708 Gallery satellite exhibition at the Linden Row Inn

January 1 @ 8:00 am - January 14 @ 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

January 1 @ 10:00 am - January 28 @ 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

January 1 @ 10:00 am - April 15 @ 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

January 1 @ 10:00 am - April 30 @ 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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Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China

January 1 @ 10:00 am - March 11 @ 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

Homeschool Happenings- Happy Hi-brrrrr-nation

January 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Rd
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832
$

What do the animals at Pocahontas do when it's winter? Do they migrate to warmer weather? Grow thicker fur? Sleep away the winter months? Find out by discovering and experiencing ways the furry, feathered, and scaled friends survive the cooler weather. This program is generally suited for ages 5 to 9. Remember to dress for the weather […]

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1:00 pm

Homeschool Happenings-Chill Out

January 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Rd
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832
$

Grow your hair, gain extra body fat, and settle down for a nap because it's getting cold outside. If you were an animal living at the park, you'd do all of those things to survive the winter months. Experiment with the best ways for the animals to survive the frigid temps and see if you […]

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6:00 pm

Resolving Chronic Pain with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

January 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ellwood Thompsons, 4 N Thompson St
Richmond, VA 23221 United States
$

More and more Americans are plagued with chronic health issues like acute and chronic pain, digestive disorders, and auto-immune disorders. This talk will introduce the causative factors of chronic pain and explain how acupuncture, nutrition therapy, and herbal medicine can be an effective alternative to conventional medicine without the side effects.

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6:30 pm

Pajama Story Time

January 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Atlee Library, 9161 Atlee Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Free

Bring your favorite snuggly friend for a special evening story time. Wear your PJs and slippers, too! Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library. For ages 3 to 10.

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Richmond Choral Society Open Rehearsal

January 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church, 2315 N. Parham Rd
Henrico, VA 23229
Free

Come sing in an open rehearsal. They supply the sheet music. You supply your voice. Afterwards enjoy conversation over light refreshments. For more information, please visit www.richmondchoralsociety.org. Snow date January 15th.

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7:00 pm

Clutterbusting 2018

January 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Varina Library, 1875 New Market Road
Henrico, VA 23231
Free

Konmari? FLYLady? Feng Shui? There are many different methods to help you clear your clutter and organize your space, but which one is the best one for you? They'll highlight some of the more popular methods, then apply the basic principles to one area of your home each month.

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