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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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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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All My Sons

January 18 - February 24
Swift Creek Mill Theatre, 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
$

Arthur Miller’s classic drama, based on the true story of an Ohio aeronautical corporation accused of conspiring with army inspection officers to approve defective aircraft engines destined for military use. Idealism battles with reality, and suspicions battle with truth as Miller unwinds this heart-wrenching story of a family torn apart by greed and guilt.

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To Damascus

January 18 - January 27
Firehouse Theatre, 1609 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220
$

Richmond composer Walter Braxton's lush new American opera explores the rituals we practice to reconcile the sacred and the profane and ease the noise between our angels and demons.

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Ongoing

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

Belle Isle History Hike

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$

A family friendly hike to one of Richmond’s historic gems, Belle Isle. Learn about the geologic and human history of the area and the role Richmond played in the development of our nation. Please bring water, snack, and good shoes. Registration will be completed on site.

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10:30 am

LEGO Liftoff!

January 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Hanover Library, 7527 Library Drive
Hanover, VA 23069
Free

Ever wondered if LEGOs could fly? Or get from place to place on a zip line? Bring a friend and find out at this fun building program. Snacks provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

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Fairy and Gnome Abodes

January 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Midlothian Library*, 521 Coalfield Road
Midlothian, 23114-4406
Free

Use moss, rocks, shells, plants, and other natural materials to create a mini landscaped container garden perfect for fairies, gnomes, and elves. Registration begins January 6. Register one person per family.

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Children’s Museum of Richmond – Junior Engineers

January 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Dr.
Midlothian, VA 23112
Free

Young engineers create, tinker, and explore the six simple machines. For grades 1 through 3. Registration begins January 6.

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The ABC’s of Drawing Nature’s Critters

January 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Twin Hickory Park, 5011 Twin Hickory Road
Glen Allen, VA 23059
$

Using the letters of the alphabet, learn how to draw cartoon critters that can be developed into your own comic strips, greeting cards, and art work. For ages 8-10.

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11:00 am

Union Bank and Trust LolliPops 3: An American in Paris

January 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center, 600 E. Grace Street
Richmond , VA 23219
$

The Richmond Symphony and The School of Richmond Ballet team up to bring you this Gershwin classic. Kids will be mesmerized by the stunning combination of music and dance as they follow the story of Jerry and his adventures in Paris. Arrive at 10:00 a.m. and for a free pre-concert festival, featuring our instrument petting zoo […]

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Winter Celebration

January 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ashland Library, 201 S. Railroad Ave.
Ashland, VA 23005
Free

Shoo away the cold of winter with a Moana-inspired luau. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library. For grades K through 5.

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Animal Enrichment

January 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Maymont, Nature Center, 2201 Shields Lake Drive
Richmond, VA 23220
$

Meet some of Maymont’s animal ambassadors during scaly, feathered and furry close encounters. Visit with alligators, snakes and turtles, birds of prey, and animals of the Chesapeake Bay. Register by January 19.

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Book Release Party

January 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
bbgb tales for kids, 3003 w cary st
richmond, va 23221
Free

Celebrate picture book author and illustrator Angela Dominguez's first middle grade novel Stella Diaz Has Something to Say. Copies will be for sale to be signed by the author.

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12:00 pm

Poe’s Birthday Bash

January 20 @ 12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Edgar Allan Poe Museum, 1914 E Main St
Richmond, VA 23223
$

An entire day of music, performance, tours, and birthday cake. Enjoy tours of the Museum, including the new exhibit, and Poe’s neighborhood, costumed interpreters, readings of Poe’s works, as well as light refreshments and a cash bar. At midnight, join a toast to Poe in the Shrine. ($, Free for members and children 6 and under)

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1:00 pm

Hour of Code

January 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on February 17, 2018 at 1:00pm

Main Library, 101 East Franklin Street
Richmond, 23219
Free

Coder Dojo teach kids and tweens to code with their families. For more information, check http://www.meetup.com/RVA-CoderDojo.

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Teens Communicate Confidently

January 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fairfield Library, 1001 N. Laburnum Ave
Henrico, VA 23223
Free

Teens find their authentic voice and have more confidence to express their ideas. For ages 13 to 17. Registration required www.trainingsonsraisingmen.com/success-academy. Only 16 seats available. Presented by tSrM Success Academy

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2:00 pm

Movies and More

January 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on January 20, 2018 at 5:00pm

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

Enjoy the movie Captain Underpants The First Epic Movie on the big screen. 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM  

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2:30 pm

Richmond Spiders Kids Club Game

January 20 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Robins Center, 23B Boatwright Drive
Richmond, VA 23173 United States
$

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

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3:00 pm

Family Movie Matinee

January 20 @ 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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3:30 pm

School of Rock End of Season Shows

January 20 @ 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Capital Ale House, Downtown, 623 E Main St
Richmond, VA 23219
$

Their youngest and oldest students will take the stage for a day of rock. Rock 101 and Rock 201 will play at 3:30. Grad School from both locations play at 6:00.  

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