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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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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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Fall Book Sale

October 11 - October 14
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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They will have thousands of gently-used hardcover, softcover, fiction, and nonfiction titles just waiting for you to peruse. All books are in good condition and many have a historical connection. Benefits the museum's educational initiatives. Visit the museum shop 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Gutenberg! The Musical!

October 11 - November 3
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In this two-man musical satire, a pair of aspiring playwrights perform a backers’ audition for their new project - a big, splashy musical about Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of the printing press. With an unending supply of enthusiasm, Bud and Doug sing all the songs and play all the parts with the hope that one […]

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2018 Menards Chevy Show

October 12 - October 14
Virginia Motorsportspark, 8018 Boydton Plank Park
North Dinwiddie, PA 23803
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Flame throwing Jet Cars will blast down the quarter mile at nearly 300mph. The huge all Chevy Car Show features nostalgia and new generation classes. Chevy lovers can buy, sell, and trade at the Chevy Swap Meet or find great deals on new Chevy Parts in the Manufacturer’s Midway.  

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Richmond Folk Festival

October 12 - October 14
Brown’s Island, 7th and Tredegar Streets
Richmond, VA 23219
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Free

Celebrate the roots, richness and variety of American culture through music, dance traditional crafts, storytelling, and food.  Food, drink, and merchandise are available for sale. Friday: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Saturday: 12:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  

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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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5:00 pm

Second Fridays

October 12 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1812 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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First-come, first-serve sign-ups for these one-night art classes. They’ll have artists at work and a cash bar with local brews so you can grab a drink and watch a demonstration. You can expect five or six class options each week.

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6:00 pm

Welcome to Hogwarts

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Montpelier Library, 17205 Sycamore Tavern Lane
Montpelier, VA 23192
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Free

Join your friends and complete activities based on Hogwarts classes from Harry Potter. Put on the sorting hat, create your own wand in Charms, transfigure play dough in Transfiguration, Pin the Nose on Voldemort, and more. For ages 11 to 18. Pizza provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

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7:00 pm

Tyler Hughes Old Time Music and Appalachian Dance

October 12 @ 7:00 pm
Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road
Henrico, VA 23075
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An award-winning banjoist and dancer, Tyler Hughes presents the living musical traditions of Southwest Virginia in the Appalachian Mountains. A multi-instrumentalist, he performs on banjo, guitar, autoharp, and dulcimer. This highly entertaining concert includes old and new songs and is accompanied with family-friendly tales and true stories about the music’s origins.

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Forest of Fear

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until October 27, 2018

YMCA Shady Grove, 11255 Nuckols Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23059
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The annual Forest of Fear haunted trail. It will be filled with the things that you fear most. For ages 10 years and older.

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