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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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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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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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7:00 am

Youth Triathlon

August 18 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virginia Home for Boys and Girls, 8716 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23294
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The race is open to boys and girls of all experience levels ages 5 to 14 years with a capacity for 150 children. The race features a pool swim, bike course, and a run on level playing fields. The event features food trucks, bouncy house, and awards. Benefits kids at VHBG. Hosted by Endorphin Fitness and Virginia […]

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8:00 am

West End Farmers Market

August 18 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2018

West End Farmer’s Market, 12496 Gayton Road
Henrico, VA
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Support your local farmers and vendors. This farmers market offers fresh, local fruits and vegetables, baked goods, farm fresh eggs, meats, seafood, and much more from over 20 vendors. Rain or shine.  

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9:30 am

Little Soldier Saturday

August 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Virginia War Memorial, 621 South Belvidere Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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This program is tailored to meet the needs of young learners, encourage an appreciation of the past, and inspire creativity. Activities feature songs, stories, crafts, and movement, based around a theme or historic time period. Parents/caregivers must remain with children at all times. For questions, please call the education department at 804.786.9700.

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10:00 am

Inside Out with Jason Kamras

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Black History Museum of Virginia, 122 W. Leigh Street
Richmond, VA
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What prompted the Princeton and Harvard educated young man to forgo becoming an attorney to pursue teaching as a career choice? A "one to one" conversation with Jason Kamras - learn more about his interests, desires, and personal goals.  

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Technological Innovations Weekend

August 18 @ 10:00 am - August 19 @ 3:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803
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Explore the world of 1800s innovations in technology. See and learn about agricultural and military advancements at the park's Tudor Hall Plantation and military encampment. Park admission is only a dollar through Labor Day.

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10:30 am

Technological Innovations Weekend

August 18 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on August 19, 2018 at 10:30am

Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803
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A special weekend event focused on medicine and medical advancements in the antebellum era and the Civil War. Watch period demonstrations highlighting military and agricultural advancements used on and off of the battlefield.  

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11:00 am

Crafternoon Tea: Steampunk Earrings

August 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Goochland Library, 3075 River Road West
Goochland, VA 23063
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Are you 12 to Adult? Create your own steampunk fashion statement with nuts-and-bolts earrings. Please call or visit the library to sign up. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

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Ready, Set, Refresh

August 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wegmans Short Pump, 12200 Wegmans Blvd
Henrico, VA 23233
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Learn some refreshed, refreshing twists on summer favorites. Kids will slice and dice fruits and veggies to make two salads. Then it’s time to relax with a thirst‐quenching summer punch. Hands‐on class for a parent and child with Shoppers Club.

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End of Summer Celebration

August 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ashland Library, 201 S. Railroad Ave.
Ashland, VA 23005
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Free

Bring an old t-shirt, and learn how to turn it into a fashionable necklace or scarf. Sweet treats provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

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12:00 pm

Back to School Design Weekend

August 18 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on August 19, 2018 at 12:00pm

The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
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Saturday is all about 2D Design – house tours, sketching, map-making, and a team activity. Sunday is focused on 3D Design – activities on the basics of building strong structures, including an egg drop. For students entering 1st through 5th grade. Registration is required, you can register for a single day or both.

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1:30 pm

Flat Stanley’s Homecoming

August 18 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Atlee Library, 9161 Atlee Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
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Read part of Flat Stanley and you can share the travels of your flat friend, and make theme-based crafts and do activities. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

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2:00 pm

The House That Branch Built

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
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An architectural tour of the historic home, the Branch House. See rooms rarely opened to the public and discover the distinctive architectural features that make this Tudor-Revival home, designed by renowned architect John Russell Pope, an important historic and cultural landmark. Registration can be found on their website. ($, Free for members)

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Ready, Set, Refresh

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wegmans Short Pump, 12200 Wegmans Blvd
Henrico, VA 23233
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Learn some refreshed, refreshing twists on summer favorites. Kids will slice and dice fruits and veggies to make two salads. Then it’s time to relax with a thirst‐quenching summer punch. Hands‐on class for a parent and child with Shoppers Club.

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4:00 pm

CANCELED – 2nd Annual Back-to-School Carnival

August 18 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Chick-fil-A Westchester Commons, 132 Schofield Drive
Midlothian, VA 23113
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**Due to the latest forecast that predicts strong thunderstorms for this evening, they've decided to cancel the outdoor Back to School Carnival for today. ** Celebrate the end of the Summer with face Painting and balloon animals with Miss Sheri the Clown, Bounce 2 the Moon, live music with Bach 2 Rock, crafts from Abrakadoodle, […]

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6:00 pm

Kid’s Night Out

August 18 @ 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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6:30 pm

Richmond Animal League’s 2019 Calendar Contest Countdown Party

August 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Richmond Animal League, 11401 International Drive
Richmond, VA 23236
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The end of the Pet Calendar contest will end with a Countdown Party with food, games, and excitement as last-minute donations are made and the 2019 winners are announced at 8:00pm. Every $1 donated counts as one vote. The calendar contest is a fundraiser that supports the over 2,000 animals RAL cares for every year. (Free, $2 […]

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7:00 pm

Richmond Kickers

August 18 @ 7:00 pm
City Stadium, 3201 Maplewood Ave
Richmond, VA 23221
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Kickers take on Penn FC.  

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