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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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Junie B Jones Jr

August 10 - August 11
KingsWay Community Church, 14111 Sovereign Grace Dr.
Midlothian, VA 23114
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Featuring a tremendously lovable character and fun-filled songs, Junie B. Jones Jr. will capture the hearts of audiences just as the books captivated an entire generation of students. A delightful and hilarious adaptation of four of Barbara Park's best-selling books presented by CharacterWorks.

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35 Annual Virginia Outdoor Sportsman Show

August 10 - August 12
Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E Laburnum Ave
Richmond, VA 23222
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With more than 200 exhibitors from 25 states, displaying and promoting everything from hunting gear and clothing to knives, taxidermists and hunt clubs. Attendees can plan their next hunting trip with outfitters from 10 states, Canada and South Africa. Other highlights include the Virginia State Turkey Calling Championship, a kid’s decoy painting area, wild game […]

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Ashland Summer Theatre Festival

August 11
Hanover Arts and Activities Center, 500 S. Center Street
Ashland, Virginia 23005
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Three shows and a full day of fun. Thumbelina - 12:00 p.m., Cattywampused: American Folk Tales - 2:00 p.m., and Rumpelstiltskin - 4:00 p.m. In between shows, enjoy family fun in the Center of the Universe such as the Farmers Market, Ashland Library, and more. Share a seat with underserved families, buy a ticket to share with Butterfly […]

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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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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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Sue’s Tech Kitchen

August 10 @ 10:00 am - August 12 @ 7:00 pm
West Broad Village, 3950 Wild Goose Lane
Glen Allen, VA 23060 United States
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Conceptualized by serial entrepreneur, producer, and bestselling author Randi Zuckerberg, this national tour is bringing guests around the country a sneak peek of the treats and technologies under development in Sue's laboratory. Visitors of all ages can enjoy 3D-printed S'mores, robots controlled by candy, edible chemistry experiments, treat-dropping drones, and more. Buy your tickets at https://www.suestechkitchen.com.

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7:30 am

Richmond International Dragon Boat Festival

August 11 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Rocketts Landing, 5000 Old Osborne Turnpike
Richmond, VA
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Led by the rhythmic beat of a drum, teams of 20 synchronized paddlers, one drummer and one steersperson race 500 meters up the river in 40-foot canoes rigged with decorative Chinese dragon heads and tails.

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9:30 am

International Homeless Animal Day

August 11 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Find your new best friend at the Animal Meet and Greet/Adoption Event onsite with local animal rescue organizations. While you are there, visit BODY WORLDS: ANIMAL INSIDE OUT to learn more about the inner workings of animals and leave with a new understanding of the amazing beauty of both animals and humans.  

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10:00 am

2018 Filipino Festival – Day 2

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 8200 Woodman Road
Henrico, VA 23228
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Enjoy authentic dishes, quench your thirst with craft beer, a favorite Virginia wine, or the king of desserts, “halo-halo.” The Festival schedule is full of lively and colorful entertainment including dances from the indigenous tribes of the Mindanao region. Live dance bands, hands-on-crafts and games for the children, specialty vendors, health screenings, and more. Benefits […]

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Daniel Tiger Day

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Richmond, Downtown, 2626 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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Guess who’s coming to your neighborhood? Meet Daniel Tiger from the hit PBS Kids series, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood.

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11:00 am

Back to School Celebration

August 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mechanicsville Library, 7461 Sherwood Crossing Place
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
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Get excited about going to back to school with activities, make-your-own ice cream sundaes, and a ride on the big yellow school bus. For ages 3 to 10.

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Toys and Games of the Past

August 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

All ages are invited to have fun and learn about traditional children’s playthings such as Jacob’s ladder, knucklebones, and quoits.  Test your skill with the cup and ball, attempt to knock over all nine pins in a game of “skittles”. Make a whirligig toy to take home.

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12:00 pm

Ice Cream Social at the End of the Universe

August 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cochrane Rockville Library, 16600 Pouncey Tract Road
Rockville, VA 23146
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Cool off at the library to celebrate the end of SRP and reaching your reading goals. Check out books, pick up a fall schedule of activities ,and regular story times, discover new resources for readers of all ages, play games, and enjoy an ice cream treat. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library. […]

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Second Saturday Movie Matinee

August 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
West Point Library, 721 Main Street
West Point, VA 23181
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Enjoy a family friendly movie at the library. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

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Family Day – Awesome Aviation

August 11 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway
Triangle, VA 22172
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Marines first started to fly in battle during WWI. Learn about the principles of flight and try your hand at a paper airplane test strip.  

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6:00 pm

Kid’s Night Out

August 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Romp n’ Roll Midlothian, 11541 Busy St
Richmond, VA 23236
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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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Jammin’ on the James

August 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wilton House Museum, 215 S. Wilton Rd.
Richmond, VA 23226
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Bring a picnic dinner and your favorite lawn chair for family-friendly music by Reflections Big Band on the scenic terrace overlooking the James River. Enjoy complimentary evening tours of Wilton before the concert as well as face-painting, games, and crafts for kids.

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7:00 pm

Plunky & Oneness

August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road
Henrico, VA 23075
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Aan enduring and versatile funk, jazz, Afro-fusion group led by saxophonist J. Plunky Branch. This group is a unique combination of exotic soulful grooves, sax, vocals, African percussion, and electronics.

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