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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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About Beulah Gould Branch, Mrs. John Kerr Branch

September 20 - November 2
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
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Information about Mrs. Beulah Branch, her life, and the work done this summer restoring her bedroom will be in the Long Gallery. Come peak into the life of the lady of the house.

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(Im)permanence

September 20 - November 2
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
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(Im)permanence invites the viewer into a dialogue between society, intimate spaces, and the fleeting moments that exist within nature and the permanence of the architecture that surrounds us. The pieces featured by Cynthia Myron in this exhibition are a culmination of works revealing passing of individual memory, emotional weight, and lasting recollection that exists within […]

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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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Gallery at First UU

September 19 @ 5:00 pm - September 23 @ 5:00 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Richmond, 1000 Blanton Ave.
Richmond, VA 23221
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175 local and regional artists and craftspeople will exhibit their works. Visit GalleryAtFirstUU on Facebook to see pictures from previous shows. The LOWCO Eatery food truck will be at Gallery Friday and Saturday.

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10:00 am

Home School Day – Education in the 17th Century

September 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Rd
Chester, VA 23836
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Students will work with the re-created colonial city and the Powhatan Indian site to see what kind of education children received to help them live in their worlds of 400 years ago. For students ages 3 to 14, they will be divided by age level to work on age-appropriate activities and curriculum. Registration is required […]

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Kids Club

September 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Regency, 1420 North Parham Road
Richmond, 23229
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Enjoy a morning out with your preschooler and Itty Bitty Yogis, crafts, activities, and door prizes.

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10:30 am

Preschool Science Lab

September 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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One event on October 18, 2018 at 10:30am

One event on November 15, 2018 at 10:30am

Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Dr.
Midlothian, VA 23112
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Preschoolers will learn about science, engineering, technology, arts, and math through hands-on activities. Registration begins two weeks before each program.  

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5:00 pm

Car Maintenance for Teens

September 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ashland Library, 201 S. Railroad Ave.
Ashland, VA 23005
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Local mechanic, Mac McManus, will show teens (ages 11 to 18) the basics of automotive maintenance. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

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Teen Movie and Pizza Night

September 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mechanicsville Library, 7461 Sherwood Crossing Place
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
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Enjoy a movie on the big screen with your friends. Pizza provided by Friends of the Mechanicsville Library. For ages 11 to 18.

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Teen Crafting and Gaming Circle

September 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Atlee Library, 9161 Atlee Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
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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. For ages 11 to 18.

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LEGO Building Fun

September 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Upper King William Library, 694-J Sharon Road
King William, VA 23086
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Build LEGO creations at the library. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Upper King William Library.

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6:00 pm

Eppington: An Architectural History

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ettrick-Matoaca Library, 4501 River Road
South Chesterfield, VA 23803
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William Graham, former Curator of Architecture at Colonial Williamsburg, presents a program on the historic architecture of Eppington, home of Jefferson’s brother-in-law Francis Eppes. Registration begins September 6.  

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Art Night: Artist’s Reception

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23260 United States
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Attendees will have a unique opportunity to explore four galleries at this grand opening, meet and greet the artists, and discover new finds in the gift shop. A wine and beer cash bar will be available. (Bar sales benefits their outreach programs.)

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The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History by John M. Barry

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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A century ago—at the height of World War I—history’s most lethal influenza virus erupted in an army camp in Kansas, moved east with American troops, then exploded, killing as many as 100 million people worldwide. The disease claimed more lives in twenty-four weeks than AIDS has claimed in thirty-seven years, and more than the Black […]

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6:30 pm

Coding Club

September 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Dr.
Henrico, VA 23229
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Grades 3 through 6 have fun and learn coding using computers and programming games. No experience is required and all levels of learning are welcome.

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7:30 pm

Dina Elwedidi

September 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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With her powerful, nuanced voice and sophisticated style, Egyptian singer and composer Dina Elwedidi has carved herself a critical place in the global music scene, creating music that she describes as New Egyptian Folk and Arab Fusion.

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8:00 pm

Edwin McCain

September 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Tin Pan*, 8981 Quioccasin Rd.
Richmond, VA 23229
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McCain has built an enviable career over the past 20 years by balancing his massive pop success with the year-round touring schedule of a tireless troubadour. His hit songs, authentic spirit and surprisingly affable sense of humor keep fans coming back time and time again for nights that feel more like parties with old friends […]

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