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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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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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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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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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Fine Arts and Flowers

October 25 - October 28
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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A must-see exhibition featuring more than 80 floral interpretations of works from VMFA’s permanent collection. These spectacular floral designs, created by members of the Garden Club of Virginia, Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs, and Garden Clubs of Virginia, are presented by The Council of VMFA to support the inaugural tour of VMFA on the Road: […]

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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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Peter and the Starcatcher

October 26 - November 4
SPARC, 2106-A North Hamilton Street
Richmond, Virginia 23220
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Runs Friday through Sunday both weekends, October 26 through November 4. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, this playfully explores the depths of greed and despair… and the bonds of friendship, duty, and love. Presented by Sparc.

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Mr. Popper’s Penguins

October 27 - December 30
Virginia Rep’s Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn, 1601 W. Broad St
Richmond, Virginia 23230
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The tale of the gentle British house painter, with a fondness for Antarctic exploration, who finds himself and his family the proud domesticators of a family of penguins. This heartwarming tale will be a holiday treat for the entire family as they follow Mr. Popper, his family, and his talented little penguins.  

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Richmond Youth Peace Project Leadership Training

October 27 - October 28
Six Points Innovation Center, 001 Meadowbridge Rd
Richmond, VA 23222 United States
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Learn conflict resolution and leadership skills. For additional information email rypp@rpec.org. For teens 7th grade to age 20.  

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The Great Pumpkin Fest

October 27
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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 27
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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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Fresh Paint: Murals Inspired by the Story of Virginia

October 27, 2018 - April 14, 2019
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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This unprecedented exhibition brings together original large-scale artwork created by Virginia-based artists with historical objects, books, letters, diaries, and photographs from the museum's world-class collection of nine million items representing the story of Virginia. The walls inside the Virginia Sargeant Reynolds Gallery will be transformed with fresh paint and expressive reflections on Virginia’s past. Using […]

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Ongoing

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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8:00 am

West End Farmers Market

October 27 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2018

West End Farmer’s Market, 12496 Gayton Road
Henrico, VA
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Support your local farmers and vendors. This farmers market offers fresh, local fruits and vegetables, baked goods, farm fresh eggs, meats, seafood, and much more from over 20 vendors. Rain or shine.  

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Out of the Darkness Walk

October 27 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Deep Run Park, 9900 Ridgefield Pkwy.
Henrico, VA 23238
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Walk individually or with a group to raise awareness about suicide. Benefits local and national suicide prevention and awareness programs of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Learn more at outofthedarkness.org.

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9:00 am

Hike For Kids

October 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Virginia War Memorial, 621 South Belvidere Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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Challenge yourself with a 3-, 8- or 14-mile loop of the best urban hiking in the country along the James River in downtown Richmond. Benefits the Blue Sky Fund, which connects urban youth with nature. Register online now at Blue Sky Fund. Save $5 online with code: RFMH4K  

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Halloween Bash

October 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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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Halloween Party

October 27 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cartwheels & Coffe, 2820 W Cary St
Richmond, VA
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A fun-filled morning of games, music, stories, crafts, costumes, and trick or treating. Costumes are welcome. Music with TonyTunes at 10:00 a.m. and a special Halloween Story Time at 12:00 p.m.

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Upward Basketball and Cheerleading Evaluations

October 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
First Baptist Church, Monument Ave, 2709 Monument Ave
Richmond, VA 23220
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Richmond’s First Baptist Church (corner of Monument and Boulevard) will host Upward Basketball for boys and girls grades 1 through 6, and Upward Cheerleading for girl’s kindergarten through grade 6. Registration is now open. Evaluations only take about 30 minutes. Games begin in January 2019. For more information and registration, visit http://www.FBCRichmond.org/Rec. Rim Ratters, an […]

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10:00 am

Whole Foods Market Marathon Jr.

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Byrd Park, 600 South Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23230 United States
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Calling all pirates, princesses, goblins, superheroes, and ghosts—this is a fun run that’s less trick and all treat. There is a haunted half mile option and a 1-mile course.

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Just Say BOO Musical Playdate

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 10:40 am
Melody Magic Music Studio, 3041 Lauderdale Drive
Henrico, VA 23233
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Feel free to come dressed up as a princess, prince, pirate, superhero, animal, or anything you like. You will move and groove to some favorite Halloween tunes (nothing scary). Advance registration is required online.

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Great Pumpkin Palooza   

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Innsbrook, 4951 Lake Brook Drive
Glen Allen, Va 23060
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Free

Live entertainment, petting zoos, a bouncy house, costume contest, pumpkin launch, and pumpkin painting.  

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Union Bank and Trust LolliPops

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center*, 600 E Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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Come in your favorite costume and listen to the Richmond Symphony perform an array of musical goodies. Your special ghosts, goblins and princesses may even receive a special pre-concert Trick or Treat bag. Enjoy a pre-concert festival at 10:00 a.m. in Rhythm Hall.

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Boo Bazaar

October 27 @ 10:00 am - October 28 @ 3:00 pm
Meadow Event Park, 13111 Dawn Boulevard
Doswell, VA 23047
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There will be lots of vendors to shop with, prize raffles, concession stands, activities for the kids, and a “Truck or Treat” Car Show hosted by Caroline Lifted Trucks. Children 12 and under who come in costume can also trick or treat with participating vendors. Benefits Hanover Safe Place which is a service agency for […]

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Clean Closet Fall 2018 Sale

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Creeks at Virginia Center Shopping Center, 9978 Brook Road
Glen Allen, VA 23059
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Final day to shop for clothing for the whole family. Plus, shoes, toys, books, home goods, and more. All marked items will be 50% off.

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11:00 am

Halloween Bash

October 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 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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12:00 pm

Family Program – A Halloween Party

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway
Triangle, VA 22172
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Games, spooktacular puppet show, reptile show, and more. Costumes encouraged but not required. Age range:12 years old and under.

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67th Annual Parade of Homes

October 27 @ 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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12:30 pm

Catapulting Pumpkins

October 27 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road
North Chesterfield, VA 23236
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Come and learn about the physics of a catapult as you compete in teams hurling small pumpkins. Registration begins two weeks before program. Enon and North Courthouse Road

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Kids Yoga

October 27 @ 12:30 pm - December 27 @ 1:30 pm
One Wellness Richmond, 4110 Fitzhugh Avenue
RIchmond, 23230 United States
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Parents can practice with their kids or if your little yogi is feeling confident, they are welcome to solo practice with the children's yoga instructor. Please show up 15 minutes early to the class to get signed in with the front desk. They will also be offering adult classes all day. Check out the class schedule […]

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1:00 pm

3rd Annual Halloween Carnival Festival

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Village Green at Westchester Commons, 15785 WC Main Street
Midlothian, VA 23113
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The event features a costume contest, which is open to ages 12 and under, as well as all kinds of carnival-type games, Halloween crafts and inflatables. Benefits the Blessed Sacrament Huguenot Catholic School.

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Paranormal Investigation for Teens

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Midlothian Library*, 521 Coalfield Road
Midlothian, 23114-4406
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Teens, learn how real ghost hunters investigate the supernatural. Spirited History’s LeeAnne Ball will demonstrate tools of the trade and explain how to use history to trigger paranormal activity. Registration begins October 13.  

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Cider and Signs

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Courthouse Creek Cider, Maidens, 1581 Maidens Road
Maidens, Virginia
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A family friendly event, enjoy a night of painting and fun. Barnwood New by Design is an exclusive way to create your own Barnwood New design.

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1:30 pm

LEGOS at the Library

October 27 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Atlee Library, 9161 Atlee Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
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An afternoon of construction with over a dozen tubs of LEGOs for ages 3 and up. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

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2:00 pm

Les Misérables

October 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 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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Halloween Hoopla

October 27 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Richmond, Downtown, 2626 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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Dress up in your favorite costume (you too, Mom & Dad!) for an afternoon of trick-or-treating, pumpkin experiments, and more. Advanced registration for Halloween Hoopla is suggested. ($, Free for children)

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3:00 pm

Halloween Fright Night

October 27 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Regency, 1420 North Parham Road
Richmond, 23229
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Start the afternoon with fun and safe trick-or-treating until 5:00 p.m. Enjoy a movie and popcorn at 5:00 p.m.    

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4:00 pm

Stratford After Dark

October 27 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Stratford Hall*, 483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558
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Come celebrate Halloween, children can visit the outbuildings surrounding the Great House to trick or treat. Make sure to bring a container to carry your candy. There will be hayrides, fun seasonal crafts, fortune telling, face painting, and refreshments. Ghost tours will be offered through the Great House. To secure your spot on a ghost tour they […]

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6:00 pm

Garden Glow

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until November 11, 2018

Maymont, Nature Center, 2201 Shields Lake Drive
Richmond, VA 23220
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Brighten your nights this fall on a wondrous new journey through the Japanese Garden. At the peak of fall colors, the garden will shine with dramatic light displays for an enchanting experience to delight families, couples and nature lovers of all ages. A schedule of fun activities will be offered on various evenings at the […]

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6:30 pm

Voices from the Shadows

October 27 @ 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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Den of Fear Haunted House

October 27 @ 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

Haunted Henricus: Things that Go Bump in the Night

October 27 @ 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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Forest of Fear

October 27 @ 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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8:00 pm

Les Misérables

October 27 @ 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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