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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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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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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

Big Latch On and Resource Fair

August 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Chesterfield Career and Technical Center, 13900 Hull Street Rd
Midlothian, VA 23112
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Free

Global Big Latch On events take place at registered locations around the world, where people gather together to breastfeed and offer peer support to each other. There will be multiple vendors, supporters, and demonstrations. Pause at 10:20 a.m. to settle down and "Latch On" at the same time for the count. Each participant can register in […]

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10:00 am

Open House

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

Chesterbrook Academy Preschools in Richmond provide the perfect balance of learning and play for children ages six weeks and up. Details at ChesterbrookRichmond.com.

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Back to School Expo

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Regency, 1420 North Parham Road
Richmond, 23229
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Free

Enjoy tax-free shopping weekend, free goodie bags to first 800 families, gift card giveaways every hour, meet WRIC TV-8 personalities, donate to the Stuff the Truck school supplies drive, and more.

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10:30 am

LEGO Zipline around the World

August 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Hanover Library, 7527 Library Drive
Hanover, VA 23069
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See how to make LEGO ziplines with a travel flair and exercise your brain. Snacks provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends. For ages 3 to 10.

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STEAM Space Exploration

August 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Montpelier Library, 17205 Sycamore Tavern Lane
Montpelier, VA 23192
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Explore the solar system as you construct marshmallow constellations, make Galaxy Play-doh, and drive space vehicles over the terrain of another planet. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library. For ages 3 to 10.

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11:00 am

Pumphouse History Tour

August 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pumphouse Park, 1708 Pump House Drive
Richmond, VA
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Free

Learn about the amazing history and lore surrounding Richmond’s first water treatment plant and delivery system. The Pumphouse sits at the confluence of the Kanawha and James River Canals and is home to a section of the historic 3 Mile Locks. Tours will leave approximately every 30 minutes.

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Rock Painting Workshop

August 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Upper King William Library, 694-J Sharon Road
King William, VA 23086
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Bring your creativity and artistic talent for painting rocks to keep for yourself or to share with others. Call or visit the library to sign up. For ages 11 to adult.

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Growing Non-Native Vegetables

August 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Dr.
Midlothian, VA 23112
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Free

Have you ever grown bitter melon?  Luffas?  Chayote squash?  All of these so-called “unusual” vegetables can be grown in Virginia. Registration begins two weeks before program.  

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12:00 pm

Hot Dog, It’s a Party!

August 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
West Point Library, 721 Main Street
West Point, VA 23181
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Celebrate your Summer Reading accomplishments. Make a craft and enjoy a hot dog lunch. You can pick out your completion prize and let everyone know what a great reader you are. Lunch provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

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Teen Wrecker Space

August 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Goochland Library, 3075 River Road West
Goochland, VA 23063
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Free

Is your name Ledger Kale? Do you have a savvy for making things come apart? See what makes it work and salvage parts for found art among the doo-dads, thingamajigs, and whatchamacallits. They'll provide the tools, and disassembly is definitely required. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library. For ages 12 and older.

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12:30 pm

Doc and Dine: The September Issue

August 4 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

Enjoy a documentary and free pizza. Take a behind-the-scenes look at how “Vogue” editor-in-chief Anna Wintour creates fashion.  Registration begins July 21.  

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5:00 pm

Freedom Friday

August 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Black History Museum of Virginia, 122 W. Leigh Street
Richmond, VA
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Listen to the One Voice Chorus, an interracial community chorus that performs choral music for the community to promote the work of racial reconciliation.

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6:00 pm

Kid’s Night Out

August 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Romp n’ Roll West End, 9677 W Broad St
Glen Allen, VA 23060
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Parents get an evening to themselves while the kids (ages 2 to 5) get to run, play, and create art with instructors. Pizza dinner included. Children do not need to be potty-trained.

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7:00 pm

Richmond Kickers

August 4 @ 7:00 pm
City Stadium, 3201 Maplewood Ave
Richmond, VA 23221
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Root for the hometown soccer team as they compete against Bethlehem Steel FC.  

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