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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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9:00 am

Fridays on the Farm

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Friday, repeating until August 31, 2018

Meadow Farm*, 3400 Mountain Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060
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Free

Guided animal tours and old-fashioned games. Groups of 10 or more, please call for reservations. For all ages.

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10:00 am

Friday Movie Matinee

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Goochland Library, 3075 River Road West
Goochland, VA 23063
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Free

See our Summer Family Movies on the big screen. Popcorn provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library

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10:30 am

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical Sensory Friendly

August 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Virginia Rep’s Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn, 1601 W. Broad St
Richmond, Virginia 23230
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Free

For children with autism and other sensory, social, or learning disabilities. Adaptation of select performances to provide a welcoming atmosphere for this specific population. Theatre staff, volunteers, and performers understand that some of those in the audience may vocalize and move around throughout the performance. These select performances will not be available to the general […]

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Bridge Building

August 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd
Richmond, VA 23234
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Free

There’s more than one way to build a bridge. VDOT will help you learn about and create bridges. Registration begins two weeks before program.  

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3:00 pm

Hungry Hungry Hippos (for Humans)

August 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mechanicsville Library, 7461 Sherwood Crossing Place
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
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Free

Remember the game Hungry Hungry Hippos? Bring a friend and have fun being part of the hippo team to gather the most balls. Prizes for everyone. Snacks provided by Friends of the Mechanicsville Library. For ages 11 to 18.

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4:30 pm

First Friday Films

August 3 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Cochrane Rockville Library, 16600 Pouncey Tract Road
Rockville, VA 23146
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Free

Bring the whole crew for a great movie on the big screen. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

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6:00 pm

Youth Night: Exploration Nation

August 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Goochland Sports Complex, 1800 Sandy Hook Road
Goochland, 23063
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A fun evening program where kids get to participate in themed activities involving sports, art, nature, and more. Dinner will be provided.

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6:30 pm

Fridays on the Patio

August 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
James River Cellars Winery, 11008 Washington Hwy
Glen Allen, VA 23059 United States
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Featuring live music and food trucks: Return of the Mac and Zesty Adventurer. Wine Tastings are not included in admission prices.  

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7:00 pm

British Royal Harpist

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Seventh Street Christian Church, 4101 Grove Avenue
Richmond, VA 23221
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Richmond-based GreenSpring International Academy of Music’s American Youth Harp Ensemble and Chamber Players will be joined by Royal Harpist Claire Jones, Britain’s best-selling classical harpist, West End percussionist, Chris Marshall, and the CJ International Harp School on a concert tour of the U.S.

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8:00 pm

Movies in the Park

August 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Battery Park, 2405 Hawthorne Avenue + Google Map
Free

Bring your refreshments, blankets, and chairs, and enjoy Black Panther. Movie begins at 8:30 p.m. Refreshments available for purchase.

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8:30 pm

Movies on the Lawn

August 3 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
West Broad Village, 3950 Wild Goose Lane
Glen Allen, VA 23060 United States
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Free

Festivities will kick off at 8:30pm with giveaways from West Broad Village merchants and 1 lucky winner will get to take home the movie of the night. Despicable Me 3 starts at 9:00 p.m. Free admission with any canned food donation to benefit FeedMore.  

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