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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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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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Fine Arts & Flowers | Sunday Family Events

October 28
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Pick up a family-friendly scavenger hunt at the Fine Arts & Flowers information desk and follow clues to find fragrant flowers and artful treasures in the VMFA galleries. Impressed by Nature with botanical artist and illustrator Celeste Johnston at 12:30 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. Children aged 7 and older, learn to create paper flowers and […]

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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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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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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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12:00 pm

67th Annual Parade of Homes

October 28 @ 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

Les Misérables

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 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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4:00 pm

POA Season Kick-Off: Mark Nizer 4D

October 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Weinstein JCC, 5403 Monument Ave
Richmond, VA United States
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Mark Nizer 4D: A New Dimension in Entertainment is a combination of original comedy, world class juggling, movement, music and technology that promises to be a spellbinding evening. Watch him juggling laser beams at 1000 rpms, throwing five ping pong balls 20 feet in the air using only his mouth, or even juggling a burning […]

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5:00 pm

GRCChoir and Lynchburg Cantate Choir Concert

October 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 8706 Quaker Lane
Bon Air, VA 23235
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Greater Richmond Children's Choir performs with Lynchburg's Cantate Youth Choir in their first joint appearance. Crystal Jonkman and Peggy Haas Howell are directing a program including Ralph Vaughn Williams Folk Songs of the Four Seasons.

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6:30 pm

Les Misérables

October 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 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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