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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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9:00 am

Taylor’s Safety Day

January 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Richmond Times Dispatch, 8460 Times Dispatch Boulevard
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
$

Taylor, the Parks and Recreation mascot, and his Paw Patrol friend, Skye, along with Special Guests: BATMAN and Captain America are bringing a 'Safety Day' adventure here for your child to enjoy. Through the use of age-appropriate, hands-on, interactive experiences, participants will enjoy learning lifesaving behaviors and practices that can help reduce the chance of injury. […]

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9:30 am

Central Virginia Coin and Currency Show

January 27 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
John Tyler Community College – Chester Campus, 13101 Jefferson Davis Hwy.
Chester, VA 23831
Free

Dealers buying, selling, and trading US, Foreign, and Ancient coins and currency. Raffle prizes all day. Young collectors welcome.

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10:00 am

FAFSA at the Library

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Main Library, 101 East Franklin Street
Richmond, 23219
Free

GRASP advisors will provide college financial aid counseling and assistance with completing the FAFSA. Call 804-527-7772 to schedule your appointment.  

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Artifacts Roadshow

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virginia War Memorial, 621 South Belvidere Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Free

Clean out your attic and bring your military memorabilia for a review by Curator, Jesse Smith, and other experts. Learn more about your items and how to preserve them. No monetary values or appraisals provided. No solicitations.

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11:00 am

Annual Winter Carnival

January 27 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Skipwith United Methodist Church, 2211 Skipwith Road
Henrico, VA 23294
Free

This annual indoor event gives people a reason to celebrate with their friends and neighbors. There will be food, games with prizes, Sheri the Clown, and free school supplies to all school age children. And a special demo from "RVA Lego Lizards" Lego League Robotics team. (Snow date: February 3, 2018)

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12:00 pm

January – February Exhibits

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - February 17 @ 6:00 pm
Art Works, 320 Hull St.
Richmond, VA 23224
Free

See six new exhibits and tour 75 artist studios.  Visit 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Tuesdays - Sundays.  

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1:00 pm

LEGOs at the Library

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cochrane Rockville Library, 16600 Pouncey Tract Road
Rockville, VA 23146
Free

Use your engineering skills to design your own LEGO creation. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library. For ages 5 to 10.

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Mad Science: Harnessing Heat

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ettrick-Matoaca Library, 4501 River Road
South Chesterfield, VA 23803
Free

Boil liquid with your hands, see an underwater volcano ,and get a taste of what happens to sugar when it’s heated and cooled. For grades K through 6. Registration begins January 13.

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2:00 pm

Seven Local Authors

January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
bbgb tales for kids, 3003 w cary st
richmond, va 23221
Free

Local authors Ginjer Clarke, Jen Downey, Anne Marie Pace, Kristen-Paige Madonia, Sarah Sullivan, Sara Lewis Holmes, and A.B. Westrick will be in the shop signing copies of their books and talking about all things writing.

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7:30 pm

Eighth Annual Israeli Film Festival – Harmonia

January 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Weinstein JCC, 5403 Monument Ave
Richmond, VA United States
$

A modern adaptation of the mythological triangle between the childless Abraham and Sarah and young Hagar. The film uncovers the metaphoric emotional roots of the ancient conflict between two people living in Jerusalem, now seeking harmony through a dramatic encounter between Western and Eastern music. Hebrew with English subtitles. The Eighth Annual Israeli Film Festival will […]

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8:00 pm

Symphony Pops 3: The Music of Billy Joel

January 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center, 600 E. Grace Street
Richmond , VA 23219
$

Hand-picked by Billy Joel to become the next “Piano Man,” Michael Cavanaugh joins the Richmond Symphony to perform the superstar’s hits.

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Virginia Repertory Dance Company Presents Dancescapes

January 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dogtown Dance Theatre, 109 W. 15th Street
Richmond, VA 23224
$

Based in the School of Theatre and Dance at James Madison University and led by Artistic Director Shane O’Hara, the company will present works by Washington D.C. choreographer Christopher K. Morgan, North Carolina artist John Dixon, and Virginian choreographer Ting-Yu Chen. The concert will also feature a new solo by O’Hara and works by JMU […]

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