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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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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

18th Annual Pet Expo

January 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E Laburnum Ave
Richmond, VA 23222
$

A unique indoor event where people can bring their pet to enjoy a day of fun and excitement with the whole family. Over 50 exhibitors will be on hand offering a variety of goods and services. Activities are scheduled throughout the day, many of which involve pet participation. Benefits Henrico Humane Society.

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10:30 am

3-D Print Yourself

January 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd
Richmond, VA 23234
Free

Teens, print a 3-D statue of yourself and learn about the art of photogrammetry at this two-part program. Registration begins Dec. 30. Continues Saturday, Jan 20, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

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11:00 am

Second Saturday LEGO Club

January 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Montpelier Library, 17205 Sycamore Tavern Lane
Montpelier, VA 23192
Free

Buildings, superheroes, animals - the sky's the limit! Enter to win a LEGO book, too. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library. For all ages.

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Winter Celebration

January 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mechanicsville Library, 7461 Sherwood Crossing Place
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Free

What better way to fend off the cold of winter than with a Moana-inspired luau? Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Mechanicsville Library. For all ages.

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Fruits and Veggies Take a Dip

January 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wegmans Short Pump, 12200 Wegmans Blvd
Henrico, VA 23233
$

Give your kids a tasty way to learn about food, the importance of striving for five fruits and vegetables a day and “Eating a Rainbow” of colors. They’ll get to make three recipes: fruit kabobs with dip, guacamole with cucumbers and blue corn chips, and sweet potato sticks with a dip. Hands-on class for a […]

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A Berry Nice Valentine’s Day

January 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wegmans Short Pump, 12200 Wegmans Blvd.
Henrico, VA 23233
$

This very busy hands-on class focuses on Valentine Day’s goodies and gifts. Chocolate-covered strawberries are on the menu, plus your kids will learn to make a creamy, fruity Red Rooster Smoothie, and a special Valentine card for someone special. Hands-on class for a parent and child.

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12:00 pm

Second Saturday Movie Matinee

January 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
West Point Library, 721 Main Street
West Point, VA 23181
Free

Bring the whole family for a great movie on the big screen at the library. Popcorn and drinks provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

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1:00 pm

The Story Lady

January 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Barnes & Noble Chesterfield Towne Center, 11500 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23235
Free

Story Lady and children’s book author Ali Pfautz engages kids with stories, activities, and games.

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Sleeping Beauty Story Time

January 13 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
bbgb tales for kids, 3003 w cary st
richmond, va 23221
Free

Come listen to Aurora from Richmond Ballet's production of Sleeping Beauty read the fairy tale for story time.

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1:30 pm

LEGO Building

January 13 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Atlee Library, 9161 Atlee Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Free

Calling all creative Engineers! Get inspired and use tons of bricks for building fun. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library. For ages 3 and up.

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2:00 pm

Mapping Ancient Egypt

January 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Enon Library, 1801 Enon Church Road
Chester, 23836
Free

Work your way up the Nile as you go back in time to Ancient Egypt. For ages 7 to 9. Registration begins Dec. 30.

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Marvel Universe Comic-Con Paint Experience

January 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Paint & Juice, 7494 Lee-Davis Road, Suite 16A
Mechanicsvill, Va 23111
$

Are you are a fan of Marvel Universe fan? A paint party featuring your favorite Marvel Universe. For ages 5 to 14

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Fruit and Veggies Take a Dip

January 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wegmans Short Pump, 12200 Wegmans Blvd
Henrico, VA 23233
$

Give your kids a tasty way to learn about food, the importance of striving for five fruits and vegetables a day and “Eating a Rainbow” of colors. They’ll get to make three recipes: fruit kabobs with dip, guacamole with cucumbers and blue corn chips, and sweet potato sticks with a dip. Hands-on class for a […]

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The Call of the Wild

January 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road
Henrico, VA 23075
$

The entire family will enjoy this beautiful show and world-class theatre. Presented by The Barter Players. Tickets available at henricolive.com.

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Mapping Ancient Egypt

January 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Enon Library, 1801 Enon Church Road
Chester, 23836
Free

Work your way up the Nile as you go back in time to Ancient Egypt. For ages 7 to 9. Registration is required.

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4:30 pm

Richmond Spiders Kids Club Game

January 13 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Robins Center, 23B Boatwright Drive
Richmond, VA 23173 United States
$

The Richmond Spiders men's basketball team host George Washington in a kids club game. All members of the kids club receive free admission.

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7:00 pm

9th Annual Djangoary Music Soiree

January 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23260 United States
$

Live music performances by Thomas Wakefield and Gypsy Roots; The Woodshedders; Hot Bijouxx; The Hot Club of Baltimore. This year bands take to the stage to trade off songs and “battle” in the Django style. Plus, meet the headliners and sharpen your skills with an exclusive hands-on guitar workshop.For more information and to register for workshops, please […]

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8:00 pm

Altria Masterworks 4: A New Year in Vienna

January 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center, 600 E Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219
$

Featuring orchestral classics and contemporary composers, this series will inspire you. An hour before each concert there is a free pre-concert talk with the Richmond Symphony Music Director, Steven Smith. These talks often feature guest artists and conductors and provide you with insights for the concert you are about to hear.

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