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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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Ongoing

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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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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10:00 am

Henricus Discovery Days Program Series

August 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Rd
Chester, VA 23836
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Come and learn what an Indian or English Colonial child’s day would have included after chores and lessons were done: fun and games. Learn what activities would have been done and what each would have taught the children – coordination, hunting skills, and aspects of their cultures.  For children age 3 to 10, all children […]

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5:00 pm

Flowers after 5

August 2 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Thursday, repeating until September 13, 2018

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden*, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228
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Garden has extended hours until 9 p.m. on these nights. No outside food and drink are allowed inside the Garden; food and drink are available for purchase.

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From Book to Movie Night

August 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Watch the classic children’s book, The Tale of Despereaux on the big screen. Popcorn and drinks provided. Registration begins two weeks before program.  

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6:00 pm

Coloratura at 35: Gallery Talk

August 2 @ 6:00 pm
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
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Join Catherine and Rob for a discussion of their work, and a guided tour through the galleries discussing pieces individually. Light refreshments will be provided. Advance registration is required. ($, Free for members)

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6:30 pm

Summer Series: The World of Robert Schumann

August 2 @ 6:30 pm
$

The Summer Recital Series is a collaboration among the Richmond Symphony, the University of Richmond Department of Music and VCU | School of the Arts | Department of Music. The series was created as a way to showcase the talents of the professional musicians associated with these institutions.

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