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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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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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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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Richmond Flying Squirrels

August 7 - August 12
The Diamond, 3001 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23230
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Support the Flying Squirrels in this homestand against Binghamton and New Hampshire. Kids can run the bases after games on Friday and Sunday, sponsored by RFM.

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Richmond Jazz Festival

August 9 - August 12
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This year’s schedule includes some of the world’s most famous names in jazz, R&B, funk, soul, and hip hop. As well as artist meet-and-greets, chef exhibitions and dozens of food and merchandise vendors from across the region. .

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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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10:30 am

My First School Bus

August 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Free

New kindergarteners are invited to learn about bus safety and practice getting on and off a real school bus. Registration begins two weeks before each event. Contact your local library for information.  Check library website for more locations and dates.

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4:00 pm

Pop-Up Farmers Market

August 9 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Celebrate National Farmers Market Week with over 20 vendors, including local farmers, artisans, live music, and more.

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4:30 pm

Busy Bees Kidsignment 2018 Fall/Winter Sale

August 9 @ 4:30 pm - August 11 @ 5:00 pm
American Family Fitness Mechanicsville, 6337 Mechanicsville Turnpike
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
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A semi-annual children’s consignment sale. Childcare provided by AMFAM during sale hours. No strollers allowed. Please bring your own shopping bags. Friday, August 10th, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday, August 11th, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Saturday, August 11th, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., 50% off sale Consignors/Volunteer/expecting mother sale is Thursday, August 9th […]

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5:00 pm

Rock Your World

August 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ashland Library, 201 S. Railroad Ave.
Ashland, VA 23005
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Free

Paint their rocks (or bring your own) to decorate your space or hide them around town and see where they go. Call or visit the library to sign up. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library. For ages 11 to 18.

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U of R Movie Night

August 9 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Robins Stadium, University of Richmond, 28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173
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Bring a blanket to watch Paddington 2 from the football field. Before the movies meet and get autographs from the football team, enjoy inflatables, face painting, and more. Movie is at 6:30 p.m. Popcorn and snacks available for purchase. Sign up for the Spiderlings kids club. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Come see the RFM Street Team […]

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6:30 pm

Summer Series: The World of Robert Schumann

August 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$

A collaboration among the Richmond Symphony, the University of Richmond Department of Music, and VCU Department of Music. This year’s theme, Stories in Music exposes the intrigue and complexity of German composer Robert Schumann. A cash bar is available both before and after the performance.

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