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Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale

July 13 - August 12
Virginia Rep’s Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn, 1601 W. Broad St
Richmond, Virginia 23230
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Disaster strikes when Trixie leaves her beloved stuffed Knuffle Bunny at the laundromat. Based on the Caldecott Honor-winning picture book, this wacky, heart-warming tale of kerfuffle is bubbly, colorful, and perfect for kids and adults alike.

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

July 28 - August 4
Dogwood Dell, 6000 South Blvd
Richmond, VA 23220
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Free

This musical comedy is a tale of socially awkward youngsters finding joy, heartache, and a purpose while competing at a spelling bee.

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Going Places Exhibition

August 1 - August 19
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Where did you go today? And how did you get there? Going Places is an interactive exhibition that explores the technology behind travel that makes the farthest reaches of our planet accessible. By climbing aboard a flight simulator to pilot a plane, riding on a hovercraft, trying to pack a cargo ship without capsizing it, […]

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Napoleon: Power and Splendor

August 1 - September 3
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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More than 200 works of art, many of which have never before been exhibited in the United States, reveal the intricacies of the Napoleon’s daily life and the range of works commissioned by and for him. This exhibition of international loans includes major masterpieces of painting, an array of decorative arts, sculptures, engravings, and more—brought […]

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Crimes of the Heart

August 1 - August 26
Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road
Hanover, VA 23069
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Three sisters reunite in this Southern Gothic comedy to escape their past in the hopes of a better tomorrow, yet their present reality offers hilarious and troublesome obstacles. This Pulitzer Prize-winning play takes a touching and irreverent look at sisterhood and what it means to find yourself amidst despair. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama […]

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Redskins Training Camp

Free

Watch the Redskins prepare for the upcoming season. They will hold joint practices with the New York Jets from Sunday, August 12th through Tuesday, August 14th.

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62nd Festival of the Arts

August 1 - August 19
Dogwood Dell, 6000 South Blvd
Richmond, VA 23220
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A variety of performances are offered, jazz, gospel, dance, indie rock, latino, dance, and theatre.      

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“[Work]”Exhibition

August 1 - August 19
Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1812 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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Free

"" features art created by VisArts faculty, staff, and board members. The show includes examples of all media taught at VisArts’ 1812 West Main Street building, including: wood, ceramics, metal, jewelry, fiber, glass, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, creative writing, film and digital media.

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Henrico Teen Theatre Company

August 1 - August 4
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23260 United States
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Free

Presenting The Jungle Book adapted by Tim Kelly from the "Mowgli" stories of Rudyard Kipling. Mowgli is a jungle boy raised by wolves and lives in the bush with his good friends Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther, and Kaa the python. This wonderfully imaginative and creative play is full of great fun and a […]

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4th Friday Art Shows and Opening Reception

August 1 - August 18
Art Works, 320 Hull St.
Richmond, VA 23224
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Free

There’s still time to see exhibit Borderline by Mary Storms. Storms’ artwork will inspire and awe you. Several new solo shows and the July All Media juried show open.  

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10:00 am

Summer Kids Series

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until August 15, 2018

Free

See family movies on the big screen.

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Family Movie Marathon

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Atlee Library, 9161 Atlee Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
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Free

Go on an adventure with wonderful family movies. Please check with the library for show times and titles. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library. For ages 5 and older.

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CFA Willow Lawn Story Time

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Chick-fil-A Willow Lawn*, 4920 W Broad Stret
Richmond, 23230
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Free

A fun morning of stories, face painting, and balloon art with Miss Sheri the Clown.

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Writing Leadership Conference

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
VCU Honors College, 701 W Grace Street
Richmond, 23220 United States
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WLC is a 3-day program for teens to collaborate on advanced writing projects, developing their professional selves, and interacting with diverse professionals. Connect your passion and skills with future academic and career options and meet other teen writers across the region. For ages 14 to 19.

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11:00 am

Big Bang Boom

August 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on August 1, 2018 at 1:00pm

Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road
Henrico, VA 23075
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From calling the kids on stage for the "Spongebob Chorus" to the "Parents vs. Kids Hokey Pokey Challenge," Big Bang Boom has made certain that there is no sitting down at this fun and energetic show.

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Front Lawn Fun – Games from the Past

August 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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Free

This family-friendly activity will feature outdoor games from yesteryear. The activity will take place on the front lawn by the Boulevard (weather permitting), or in the Bluford Classroom (rain and heat plan). The event is free but does not include admission to the museum.

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12:00 pm

Cynthia Myron: Artist-in-Residence

August 1 @ 12:00 pm - August 31 @ 4:00 pm
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
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Cynthia’s work explores the physicality and emotional weight of constructed spaces, particularly the home. Working first in carved wax, she casts elements in pewter which are added to her illustrations to create “three-dimensional drawings.” She will be on site Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week from noon-4pm. Stop by and see what she’s up to!

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1:00 pm

Big Bang Boom

August 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on August 1, 2018 at 1:00pm

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

From calling the kids on stage for the "Spongebob Chorus" to the "Parents vs. Kids Hokey Pokey Challenge," Big Bang Boom has made certain that there is no sitting down at this fun and energetic show.

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5:00 pm

Celebration In The End Zone

$

After a day at camp at the Washington Redskins practice fields, Redskins fans will enjoy heading upstairs to the End Zone party area for this unique fan event and silent auction. You can mix and mingle with Redskins Alumni and front office personnel. The fee includes food and a complimentary raffle ticket and access to […]

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7:30 pm

Ages of the Moon

August 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Firehouse Theatre, 1609 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220
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Free

A script in-hand-reading in celebration of the genius of Sam Shepard. Two old friends relive the past while waiting for a lunar eclipse. A public reading with Michael Goodwin and Daniel Moore music by Drew Perkins.

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8:00 pm

Tomfoolery

August 1 @ 8:00 pm - August 18 @ 10:00 pm
Swift Creek Mill Theatre, 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
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A revue of the witty, wicked and thoroughly twisted world of famed satirical songwriter Tom Lehrer. No one is spared from his delightfully cynical skewer as he takes aim at the A-bomb, racism, pollution, pornography, the military, the boy scouts, and the Catholic church, just for starters. This one’s not for the youngsters, somewhere between […]

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