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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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Richmond Flying Squirrels

August 17 - August 21
The Diamond, 3001 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23230
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Head to the ballpark for a game as the Squirrels take on Hartford and Bowie in this homestand. Kids can run the bases after games on Friday and Sunday, sponsored by RFM.

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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

Movie: Despicable Me 3 (PG)

August 17 @ 10:00 am - August 18 @ 5:00 pm
Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road
Henrico, VA 23075
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Enjoy movies on the big screen. Tickets are only $1 and can be purchased at the door. Concessions are available for $1 per item. Information: 652-4260. Fri, Aug 17 at 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. Sat, Aug 18 at 2:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.

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4:00 pm

LEGOMania at the Library

August 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
West Point Library, 721 Main Street
West Point, VA 23181
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Free

Enjoy an hour of LEGO fun at the library. Snacks provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

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5:00 pm

Science After Dark

August 17 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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There are science demonstrations, crafts, activities, live Cosmic Expeditions planetarium shows in the Dome theater at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m., stargazing through telescopes with the Richmond Astronomical Society (weather permitting) and a special showing of a classic film at 8:00 p.m. Food and drinks, including beer, are available for purchase. ($, Free for members)

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5:30 pm

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

August 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Chick-fil-A Willow Lawn*, 4920 W Broad Stret
Richmond, 23230
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Free

Wear your PJ's and bring your furry friends for an evening of fun. Pick them up the next morning to see what they were up to all night. RSVP required.

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6:00 pm

Musical Story Time and Author Signing

August 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Romp n’ Roll Midlothian, 11541 Busy St
Richmond, VA 23236
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An interactive musical story time with local author Christina Shawn, featuring her new book Lucas Plays. Hear the story, play the violin, use your imagination, and play in the gym. Open Gym and Signing will immediately follow story time. ($, Free for members)

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6:30 pm

Fridays on the Patio

August 17 @ 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: Goatocado and Hollywood Cheesesteaks Wine Tastings are not included in admission prices.  

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6:45 pm

Friday Night Open Gym

August 17 @ 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
CORE Kids Academy, 8932 Quioccasin Rd
Henrico, VA 23219
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The perfect opportunity to practice gymnastics skills and drills with their certified coaches. Open to ages 4 and older.

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8:00 pm

Movies in the Park

August 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Forest Hill Park, New Kent Ave & 42nd Street
Richmond, VA 23225
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Free

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

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8:30 pm

Movies on the Lawn

August 17 @ 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. Paddington 2 starts at 9:00 p.m. Free admission with any canned food donation to benefit FeedMore.  

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