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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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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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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

Kids Club

August 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Regency, 1420 North Parham Road
Richmond, 23229
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Free

Let SPARC entertain you and your little ones. Make a craft and register to win a prize.

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11:00 am

Sail from England to the Virginia Colony

August 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Explore 18th Century sailing and navigation, and discover what it was like to experience the long journey from England to Richmond.  Get hands-on experience in using a knot log, depth finder, and traverse board.  Enjoy singing a sea chanty while hauling in the bowline, trying out seamanship skills at knot tying and using a ships […]

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1:30 pm

Wills vs. Trusts

August 16 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Carrell, Blanton, and Ferris Attorneys at Law will help you understand the differences and plan for your future with this educational seminar.  

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5:00 pm

Flowers after 5

August 16 @ 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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Teen Crafting and Gaming Circle

August 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Atlee Library, 9161 Atlee Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
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Free

Bring a friend and try out the craft of the month, or bring your own favorite crafts to work on. Play Wii games, too. Please visit or call the library to sign up. Ages 11 to 18.  Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

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6:30 pm

Summer Series: The World of Robert Schumann

August 16 @ 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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