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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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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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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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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

September 21 - October 14
Virginia Rep’s November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street
Richmond, 23220
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Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he's suspected of killing the neighbor's dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.

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State Fair of Virginia

September 28 - October 7
Meadow Event Park, 13111 Dawn Boulevard
Doswell, VA 23047
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Virginia’s finest animals and agriculture exhibits, shows, fair food, midway rides, music, arts and crafts, competitions, and more.  

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Break Glass: Art by VL Cox

September 28, 2018 - February 10, 2019
Virginia Holocaust Museum, 2000 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23223
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Through her art, Cox aspires to spark conversation about civil rights and equality, while also exploring the persistence of hate and injustice in America today. Cox creates her work from found objects, appropriating them to make pointed criticisms about some of today’s most troubling topics often delivering a message that is in direct opposition to […]

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HUMBUG: The Great P.T. Barnum Séance

October 4 - October 7
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
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Lead by David London, hear the incredible true stories of Barnum's life. Encounter genuine artifacts from Barnum's career. Limited seating, recommended for 16 and older.

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30th Anniversary 2nd Street Festival

October 6 - October 7
Free

Celebrate the rich culture of the historic Jackson Ward neighborhood. Features four stages of live musical entertainment, along with a Kidz Zone, popular food vendors, a marketplace and Artists Row to shop, and the Richmond Metropolitan Antique Car Club

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Clean Closet Fall 2018 Sale

October 6 - October 7
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2018

The Creeks at Virginia Center Shopping Center, 9978 Brook Road
Glen Allen, VA 23059
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Shop for clothing for the whole family. Plus, shoes, toys, books, home goods, and more. Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Oct 27 until 5:00 p.m.) Sundays 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.    

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Clean Closet Fall 2018 Sale

October 7 - October 8
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2018

The Creeks at Virginia Center Shopping Center, 9978 Brook Road
Glen Allen, VA 23059
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Shop for clothing for the whole family. Plus, shoes, toys, books, home goods, and more. Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Oct 27 until 5:00 p.m.) Sundays 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.    

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The Great Pumpkin Fest

October 7
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 28, 2018

Kings Dominion, 16000 Theme Park Way
Doswell, VA 23047
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Kids can participate in a collection of scare-free Halloween activities for kids presented by the PEANUTS characters like pumpkin decorating and more.

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Halloween Haunt

October 7
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 28, 2018

Kings Dominion, 16000 Theme Park Way
Doswell, VA 23047
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From the thrilling rides to the frightful attractions, you’re in for some extreme screams. Haunted mazes, terrifying scare zones, and thrilling shows. WARNING! This event is too intense for young children. Parental discretion is advised.

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Ongoing

Here2Hear’s Annual Benefit Gala And Art Show

September 29, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - February 11, 2019 @ 10:30 pm
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden*, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228
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A night of fun for better hearing healthcare. Artist extravaganza, silent auction, hors d'oeuvres, and more. Part of this year's proceeds will fund Effective Communication Kits for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing. The annual gala proceeds will continue to support their mission: to prevent poor hearing health.

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Live Mural Painting in the Gallery

October 6 @ 10:00 am - October 7 @ 4:00 pm
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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Museum guests can watch some of the region’s most talented artists as they paint murals inspired by objects from our collections. Live painting begins on September 10 and occurs every weekend from September 15 through October 7, with some artists also painting throughout the week. Live painting in October coincides with artoberVA, an annual celebration […]

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10:30 am

Porchlight Animal Sanctuary 5K Run/Walk

October 7 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Bryan Park, 4308 Hermitage Road
Richmond, Virginia 23227
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The event is dog, stroller, and wheelchair friendly. There will be some outstanding food trucks on hand to satisfy your post-race appetite You can register at: runsignup.com/Race/VA/Richmond/Porchlight5K.

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11:00 am

4th Annual Fall Festival

October 7 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Camp Hilbert, 2240 Maidens Road
Goochland, VA 23102
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There will be fun, fall activities for all ages to enjoy such as boating on Lake Rosalie, roasting marshmallows around the campfire, and taking a musical hayride. Kids will have a ball jumping in the moon bounces, playing field games, and having their faces painted. BBQ lunch will be available for purchase. Feel free to […]

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12:00 pm

67th Annual Parade of Homes

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Home Building Association of Richmond, 400 N Ridge Road
Richmond, VA 23229
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There will be 73 new homes built by 30 builder members in this year’s show. This is the best opportunity to see every type of new home imaginable in the area, showcasing the latest in designs, construction techniques, and materials.

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JDRF One Walk

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Anthem, 2015 Staples Mill Road
Richmond, Virginia 23230
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A 5K walk to raise awareness and funds for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. The event brings family teams, corporate teams, and individuals together to celebrate their fundraising success.

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1:00 pm

Family Arts Day Celebration featuring Theatre Heroes

October 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Jack London’s classic tale comes to life in a one-man rendition performed by gifted storyteller Noel Gaulin. This multi-media adventure mixes classic storytelling with 180-degree projected illustrations to tell the story of Buck, the magnificent offspring of a St. Bernard and a Scottish Collie. Recommended for ages eight and up. Join Noel Gaulin for a question-and-answer session […]

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2:00 pm

Wine Women and Shoes

October 7 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hilton Richmond Hotel and Spa – Short Pump, 12042 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23233
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An afternoon of shopping and wine tasting, all for a good cause. Participants can sip fine wines, shop the latest styles of shoes and accessories, bid on deluxe auction items, enjoy a high-energy fashion show and mingle with the Shoe Guys. Benefits Bon Secours Forensic Nursing, which is celebrating 25 years helping victims of abuse.

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