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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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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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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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Sophie Treppendahl

October 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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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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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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Between Riverside and Crazy

October 13 - November 4
Theatre Gym at The Virginia Rep Center, 114 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220
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Presented by Cadence Theatre Company, in partnership with Virginia Repertory Theatre. When ex-cop “Pops” Washington welcomes his ex-con son back into his rent-controlled apartment on Riverside Drive, he also welcomes some new, unlikely but frequent guests. The play uses dark humor to examine the contradictions of justice and the human condition to persevere.

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The Great Pumpkin Fest

October 14
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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 14
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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

James River Writers Conference

October 13 @ 9:30 am - October 14 @ 4:30 pm
Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N. 3rd Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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Award-winning authors and highly regarded editors and agents from around the country to share their wisdom about the craft and business of writing and publishing. Features, David Coogan an associate professor of English at VCU and the co-author of Writing Our Way Out: Memoirs from Jail, the creative culmination of a writing class in which ten […]

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9:30 am

Rivercity Buddy Ball – Flag Football

October 14 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
SCOR, 1385 OVerbrook Road
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Buddy Ball is a program designed for players ages 5-30 with intellectual, developmental, and/or physical challenges. Everyone plays and everyone wins! All players who need it are provided a buddy who will provide guidance and protection and most important… LAUGHTER and FUN! All ability levels welcome. Flag Football runs Saturday, 10/6/18 to 11/17/2018 9:30 am- […]

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12:00 pm

67th Annual Parade of Homes

October 14 @ 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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1:00 pm

Fall Festival

October 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
West Broad Village, 3950 Wild Goose Lane
Glen Allen, VA 23060 United States
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An afternoon of live music, trunk or treating, fall beers and ciders, pumpkin and face painting, and a pet costume contest.

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2:00 pm

James River Floodwall Tours

October 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on October 14, 2018 at 2:00pm

Richmond Railroad Museum, 102 Hull Street
Richmond, VA 23224 United States
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Free

Explore Richmond and Manchester's economic history from an unparalleled vantage point high above the south bank of the James River. Parking available in museum lot or city floodwall lot across the street.

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Remembering the Great War – Occupation of Germany

October 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Walkerton Tavern*, 2892 Mountain Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060
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With a starting strength of a quarter million Doughboys, the Americans began their occupation period in the German Rhineland in December 1918. When it ended in 1923, the force consisted of one thousand soldiers. Many future WWII leaders served in this force; including five who would become Marine Commandant, four Army Chiefs of Staff, ten […]

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2:30 pm

HARMONY Concert

October 14 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Altria Theater, 6 N Laurel Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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Harmony is the fusion of spectacular vocals with distinct singing styles of two world-acclaimed a cappella groups, The Maccabeats and Naturally 7.

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3:00 pm

The Rivals: and 18th-century Play

October 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Stratford Hall*, 483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558
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The theatre group The Rude Mechanicals will be performing this rollicking 18th-century play is a romantic comedy by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, produced and published in 1775. The Rivals is an example of a comedy of manners and a witty, cerebral form of dramatic comedy that depicts and often satirizes the manners and affectations of a […]

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7:00 pm

Forest of Fear

October 14 @ 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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Zephyrus Early Music Vocal Ensemble

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saint Benedict Catholic Church, 300 North Sheppard Street
Richmond, VA 23221
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"Draw On, Sweet Night: Nocturnes, Benedictions & Dream-Songs” featuring motets for the evening Compline service by Renaissance composers Thomas Tallis and John Sheppard, juxtaposed with the ethereal music of contemporary composers Eric Whitacre and Tarik O’Regan, as well as organ music by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, John Bull & John Redford. A free-will offering will be […]

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