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Butterflies LIVE!

October 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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Truthful Witnessing

October 1 - October 14
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Free

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

October 1 - October 28
Virginia Holocaust Museum, 2000 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23223
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Free

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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State Fair of Virginia

October 1 - 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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Sophie Treppendahl

October 1 - October 14
Quirk Gallery, 207 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220
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Free

Sophie Treppendahl's newest solo show, Skinnydip Daydreams And A Striped Shirt opens in the Pink Gallery. .

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

October 1 - 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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Richmond Symphony Orchestra League Designer House

October 1 - 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

October 1 - 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

October 1 - 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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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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Richmond Fall Carnival

October 4 - October 7
Richmond Carnival Grounds, 6807 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23225 United States
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This family-friendly event features midway rides for all ages, carnival games, and a variety of fair food. Visit the website for ride wristband and ride ticket prices and coupon savings. For more information, call 866-666-3247. 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Thursday 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Friday 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday

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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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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

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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10:00 am

An Occasion for the Arts

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on October 7, 2018 at 10:00am

Free

Ken Conger will be selling and signing copies of his book "Wildlife's Greatest Connection: A Mother and Her Young" at booth #56. Award-winning wildlife photographer Ken Conger has visited dozens of national parks and wildlife refuges, documenting the candid behaviors of wildlife in their natural habitats. This collection showcases the special bond that develops between […]

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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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Sunday Brunch Market

October 7 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23260 United States
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Free

A variety of farmers’ market and arts market vendors. Sunday Brunch Markets will include delicious food from the Glen Allen Super Market, vendors, a wine and beer garden, picnic space (don’t forget your blanket), activities for the kids, and live entertainment. Vendors include: Organic honey by Stargell Apiaries, Brother Nobody's Naturals, Charles City Fruit, Death […]

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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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Free

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
$

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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