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The Commonwealth and the Great War

September 1 - November 18
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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In 1917, Virginia-born President Woodrow Wilson brought the nation into war against the German, Austrian, and Ottoman empires. This tells the stories of individual Virginians who carried the state’s proud military tradition to the battlefront during World War I. 100,000 of them served; 3,700 died. Many more were injured.

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Pandemic: Richmond

September 1, 2018 - January 6, 2019
The Valentine*, 1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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Explores the repeated storms of disease that have swept through the city. From influenza to cholera to polio to AIDS/HIV, this exhibition investigates how Richmonders have fought silent, invisible enemies and tells their stories of both loss and survival.

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Butterflies LIVE!

September 1 - October 14
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden*, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228
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Tropical beauties transform the Conservatory into a wonderland of vibrant colors, captivating sights and extraordinary discoveries. Get up close and personal as hundreds of butterflies feed, flutter, and take flight all around you. Explore their origins, preferred habitats, and lifecycles.

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Origami in the Garden

September 1 - September 30
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden*, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228
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An exhibition of larger-than-life outdoor sculpture inspired by the art of paper folding. Santa Fe artist Kevin Box collaborates with his wife, Jennifer Box and origami masters Robert J. Lang, Te Jui Fu, Michael G. LaFosse, and Richard L. Alexander to celebrate the art of origami in museum quality sculpture and educational programming.  

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Pretty Powerful: Fashion and Virginia Women

September 1, 2018 - January 27, 2019
The Valentine*, 1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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Drawing on the Valentine’s extensive collection of historic and contemporary costume, this exhibit will examine the role of fashion in the professional, creative, and social advancement of women in Richmond, Virginia.

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Truthful Witnessing

September 1 - October 14
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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This third installation in a series of exhibitions exploring the four volumes of the Black Photographers Annual, published between 1973 and 1980, features a range of artists, including author James Baldwin. This series is sponsored by Dr. Ronald A. Crutcher, president of University of Richmond, and Dr. Betty Neal Crutcher.  

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There’s Just Us

September 1 - October 28
Virginia Holocaust Museum, 2000 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23223
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August 11 and 12 marks the one-year anniversary of the Unite the Right protests that shook Charlottesville. This exhibit is a photo series by Alec R. Hosterman who was there to document the protests over that weekend.  

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Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

September 1 - November 30
Berkeley Plantation, 12602 Harrison Landing Road
Charles City , VA 23030 United States
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Explore colorful autumn gardens, the river shore, and exhibits. Pick a pumpkin and find your way through the corn maze.  

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Sophie Treppendahl

September 1 - October 14
Quirk Gallery, 207 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220
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Sophie Treppendahl's newest solo show, Skinnydip Daydreams And A Striped Shirt opens in the Pink Gallery. .

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4th Friday Art Shows

September 1 - September 22
Art Works, 320 Hull St.
Richmond, VA 23224
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Wind up the summer of 2018 with bright summer lights. Deshia Williams’ exhibit provides the light show. Celebrate the river that has provided so much summer fun with the exhibit, River Renderings. And there are two exciting solo shows that open.  

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Count Dracula

September 14 - September 20
Swift Creek Mill Theatre, 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
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Flying bats, secret passageways, howling wolves, and the spectacular disappearance of the fanged vampire will prepare you for Halloween in the grandest of style.

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Richmond Symphony Orchestra League Designer House

September 17 - October 14
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Features the renowned Holly Lawn estate in Richmond’s Hermitage Road Historic District. This gorgeous Queen Anne style home completed in 1901 was once home to the Richmond Council of Garden Clubs and is on the National Historic Register of Places. Virginia’s leading interior designers will transform the home's living spaces reflecting the designer's vision.  Please […]

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Ongoing

Beyond Duty

September 1 @ 9:00 am - September 28 @ 5:00 pm
Virginia Holocaust Museum, 2000 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23223
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The core of the exhibition is comprised of the stories of 9 diplomats who were recognized as “Righteous Among the Nations”. The stories represent diversity: different countries of origin, various countries were they operated different types of rescue actions taken in various stages of the Holocaust. The stories are woven into the historical chain of […]

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4:30 pm

Keep Kids Creative Week: Potato Painting

September 18 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
North Avenue Library, 2901 North Avenue
Richmond, VA 23222
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Kids 5 and older will be able to use cut the inside potatoes to create shapes, numbers, faces, and more to paint with.  

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6:30 pm

Spring Flowering Bulbs

September 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
North Park Library, 8508 Franconia Rd.
Henrico, VA 23227
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Fall is the time to plant bulbs for spring blooms. Learn about the different types of bulbs and how to properly plant them to get the best spring blooms on the block.

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Foster Parent Information Session

September 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Baptist General Association of Virginia, 2828 Emerywood Parkway
Richmond, VA 23294 United States
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Do you have room in your heart and home for a child in need? Do you want to make a positive difference in the life of a child? Have you considered becoming a foster parent? Learn more about how your family can become a foster family. Call (804) 201-9006 or email ShannonU@HopeTreeFS.org for more information.

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From Stressed to Zen with Mindfulness and Aromatherapy

September 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Beet at Ellwood Thompson’s, 4 N Thompson St
Richmond, Virginia 23221
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Mindfulness and aromatherapy techniques are powerful and natural ways to help the body and mind reduce stress, find calm, and stay energized to get you through your busy day. ILearn:​ how stress adversely affects you mind and body and five essential oils recommended for taking you from stress to zen.

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7:00 pm

VMFA Presents My VMFA: South Asian Art

September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Twin Hickory Library, 5001 Twin Hickory Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23059 United States
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The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts hosts a premier collection of Indian and Himalayan Art. Enjoy a preview of this rich collection sculpture, painting, the decorative art in Dr. John Henry Rice's overview of the museum's holdings. Dr. Rice provides insight into South Asian and Islamic cultures while showing highlights of the collection.

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New Author Meet and Greet

September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
bbgb tales for kids, 3003 w cary st
richmond, va 23221
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Author Alyssa Hollingsworth will read from and sign copies of her timely debut novel, The Eleventh Trade, about a refugee boy finding a new place to call home. Recommended for ages 10 and older.

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