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The Commonwealth and the Great War

October 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

October 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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Pretty Powerful: Fashion and Virginia Women

October 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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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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Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

October 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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Break Glass: Art by VL Cox

October 1, 2018 - February 10, 2019
Virginia Holocaust Museum, 2000 E. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23223
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Free

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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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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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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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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Gallery: Hal Horwitz

October 18 - November 23
Weinstein JCC, 5403 Monument Ave
Richmond, VA United States
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Hal Horwitz was a Richmond pediatric dentist who took up photography as a hobby more than thirty years ago, developing a special interest in native orchids. Horwitz photographed nearly all of Virginia’s orchid species and attempted to photograph all 200 orchids native to the United States. He made scores of trips into the habitats of […]

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22nd Annual Civil War Symposium: First Ladies of Civil War History

October 19 - October 21
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803
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Lectures, a Friday night reception, two mid-morning coffee breaks, two lunches, and a Saturday night banquet. Space is limited and reservations are required. A letter of confirmation will be sent to registrants. Space is limited so register today. See and print registration form here.

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Richmond Coin and Currency Show

October 19 - October 21
ACCA Shrine Center, 1712 Bellevue Avenue
Richmond, 23227 United States
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Free

Over 55 tables of dealers buying, selling, and trading US, Foreign, and Ancient coins and currency. Free parking, admission, and appraisals. Raffle prizes all weekend. Saturday is Youth Day with education, games, and prizes.

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The Great Pumpkin Fest

October 21
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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 21
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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

48-to-Create

October 19 @ 4:00 pm - October 21 @ 6:00 pm
Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1812 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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A weekend-long make-a-thon. A 48-hour dash to create your own new work. Visual artists and writers welcome. On Sunday, there is a reception for all participants. All participants will have the opportunity to enter the work they created over the weekend into a competition, which will be judged by a guest panel of jurors. Three […]

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8:00 am

Four Mile Walk/Run

October 21 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Four-mile walk/run for all ages. Will feature live music, courtesy of The Jangling Reinharts, and an after party at Three Notch'd Brewing. A variety of activities for children, including bounce houses, face-painting, and superhero-themed crafts.  (Free; walk/run, $)  

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11:00 am

Trick-or-Treat Street

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
University of Richmond, 28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173
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Free

A student-led service event featuring bouncy houses, petting zoo, straw maze, photo booth, haunted forest, face painting, and more. Food will be available for purchase. Benefits Ronald McDonald House (Free, Donations requested)  

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12:00 pm

67th Annual Parade of Homes

October 21 @ 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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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E Laburnum Ave
Richmond, VA 23222
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A walk unites communities to raise awareness and funds to create a world free from breast cancer. Register online. Benefits American Cancer Society. ($, festival is free)  

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1:00 pm

Mutt Strutt Pet Cancer Awareness Walk

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
2 Speak Dog, 7320 Capehart Rd,
Henrico, VA 23294
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Stop by the registration table beginning at 1:00 p.m. and pick up your t-shirt and bag of goodies. There will be kid games, dog challenges, and plenty of food and beverages. Benefits FETCH a Cure to raise funds for families whose pets need lifesaving cancer treatments. You can personalize your own fundraising page or join […]

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2:00 pm

Sunday Afternoon with Classics

October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Deep Run Park Recreation Center, 9900 Ridgefield Parkway
Henrico, VA 23233 United States
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Free

Enjoy a nostalgic presentation of the area's best known circle tracks and most memorable events led by a panel of racing experts including drivers, pit crew members, and owners. Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear stories from those who made Richmond grow to become one of the favorite stops on the NASCAR circuit. Join […]

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3:00 pm

Richmond Symphony: Special Concert at Mt. Vernon

October 21 @ 3:00 pm
Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 11220 Nuckols Rd.
Glen Allen , VA 23059
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They will be performing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major Opus 55 “Eroica” and Bernstein’s Serenade (After Plato’s “Symposium”). The concert will feature Joan Kwuon on violin.

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5:00 pm

Fall Festival with Trunk or Treat

October 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Reveille United Methodist Church, 4200 Cary Street Road
Richmond, VA 23221
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Free

Enjoy trunk or treating, a petting zoo, bounce house, live music, games, crafts, and more.

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6:30 pm

Den of Fear Haunted House

October 21 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dogtown Dance Theatre, 109 W. 15th Street
Richmond, VA 23224
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This fully indoor event boasts striking visuals and high intensity scares. This season, get your horror fix close to home at Den of Fear Haunted House.

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7:00 pm

Ghosts Walk At Night

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road
Hanover, VA 23069
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Tour the haunted Tavern, Old Stone Jail, and Historic Courthouse with Transcend Paranormal and hear ghostly tales of actual events and recorded paranormal activity at each location. You never know what might be lurking around. Guided tours start at 7:00 p.m. Recommended for children 10 and up.

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Forest of Fear

October 21 @ 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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