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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fine Arts and Flowers 2018

October 24 - October 28
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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A spectacular museum-wide exhibition of floral designs inspired by works in the VMFA collection. A festive gala with dazzling lighting and colorful motifs that will transform the Atrium into a three-dimensional kaleidoscope of beauty. Plus, renowned guest speakers, luncheons, guided tours, and workshops. Benefits the inaugural tour of VMFA on the Road, an artmobile for the 21st […]

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A Thriller of a Halloween Movie

October 26 - October 27
Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road
Henrico, VA 23075
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A special Halloween weekend featuring the movie Monster’s, Inc., will feature dancing zombies in the house. Prior to the movie, Michael Jackson’s famous Thriller Dance will come to life onstage. Fri, Oct 26 at 7:00 p.m. Sat, Oct 27 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 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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CAPITOL STEPS: Make America GRIN Again

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - October 28 @ 9:00 pm
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23260 United States
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No matter who you are or what’s in the headlines, the Capitol Steps will tackle both sides of the political spectrum in their newest production. The Washington DC-based comedy troupe that began as a group of Senate staffers, has recorded over 34 albums and has been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS. Claim your […]

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3:00 pm

Haunted Henricus, Jr.: Things That Go Bump in the Afternoon

October 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Rd
Chester, VA 23836
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Join the Education Department for stories, a treats tour, and a 17th century make-and-take craft. All children ages 3 to 10, must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required by October 24 by calling 804-318-8797.

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4:00 pm

Halloween Bash

October 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Romp n’ Roll Midlothian and West End, 11541 Busy St
Richmond, VA 23236
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Mummy and Daddy, bring your little pumpkins for a not-so-scary good time with crafts, games, raffles, activities, and a festive snack. It's Halloween fun for the whole family. Rompy style! Costumes are encouraged, but please no glitter or restricting costumes. This is a grown-up inclusive event for children through five years of age. Pre-registration required. […]

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6:30 pm

Voices from the Shadows

October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on October 27, 2018 at 6:30pm

Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803
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A Halloween themed event featuring costumed guides portraying “agents of death” as they lead participants by candlelight on a spine-chilling tour through the historic park and battlefield that were fought over generations ago. At each stop, guests will encounter civilians and soldiers who worked, fought and died at the historic site or in the local […]

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7:00 pm

Haunted Henricus: Things that Go Bump in the Night

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on October 27, 2018 at 7:00pm

Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Rd
Chester, VA 23836
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Experience an evening of spellbinding accounts and legendary tales as storytellers relive old English and Virginia Indian legends and folklore. Listen to European stories early Colonists told as they recounted tales from their homeland. Capture the essence of what a Colonist felt between 1607-1622 in a strange new land surrounded by danger, darkness and uncertain […]

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8:00 pm

Les Misérables

October 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Altria Theater, 6 N Laurel Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.

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