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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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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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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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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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I See Me! A Reflective Look at Black Dolls

October 31 - December 22
Black History Museum of Virginia, 122 W. Leigh Street
Richmond, VA
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Original Black dolls may have been made with stuffed fabric or sticks and colored with dye or mud. Those dolls and others through the years were created as a way to embrace our cultural heritage and instill a sense of dignity. The 100 dolls currently on display were collected by sisters Ms. Grace E. DeLoatch […]

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Fire, Flour & Fork

November 1 - November 4
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A highly curated mix of dining events, behind-the-scenes tours, demonstrations, talks, food producers, cookbook authors, visiting chefs, culinary historians, and craft spirit makers.

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Saxon Shoes for the Needy

November 1 - December 24
Saxon Shoes, 11800 West Broad Street
Henrico, Virginia 23233 United States
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Free

Individuals, families, and groups from the community are encouraged to clean out their closets and donate their used, but still usable shoes to the collection. The collected shoes will be presented to The Salvation Army Adult Rehab Center in Richmond and The Salvation Army in Fredericksburg.

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Craftsmen’s Christmas Classic

November 2 - November 4
Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E Laburnum Ave
Richmond, VA 23222
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Start your Christmas shopping while browsing original work from hundreds of talented artists and craftspeople from across the nation. Admission is good for all three days with your return pass. 10:00 AM –9:00 PM, Friday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Saturday 11:00 AM –5:00 PM, Sunday    

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Sandy Bond Retrospective

November 2, 2018 - January 14, 2019
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
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See the amazing sculptures of accomplished Architect Sandy Bond. His focus on materials in his architectural projects is translated into his sculptural works where he uses common industrial materials: structural steel, glass, wood, Plexiglas or concrete. Each work is a spatial exploration done in the abstract.

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Ongoing

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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Free

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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Fighting for the Right to Fight

November 1 @ 8:00 am - December 22 @ 5:00 pm
Black History Museum of Virginia, 122 W. Leigh Street
Richmond, VA
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An exhibition that examines how hopes of equality inspired many African Americans to enlist, the discouraging reality of the segregated noncombat roles given to black recruits, and the continuing fight for "Double Victory" that laid the groundwork for the Civil Rights Movement. The oral histories, profile panels, and artifacts, tell wartime stories of individual service […]

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My Richmond

November 1 @ 10:00 am - December 22 @ 5:00 pm
Black History Museum of Virginia, 122 W. Leigh Street
Richmond, VA
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For Darrick Claiborne, a painting begins with a blank canvas or a computer screen. Typically, the paintings are created with acrylic paint on canvas. Darrick also creates digital paintings that are printed and converted to mixed media by applying acrylic paint, fabric, jewels, and oil pastel.

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8:00 am

Revolutionizing Dementia Care Workshop

November 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Community Idea Stations, 23 Sesame St
Richmond, VA 23235
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An interactive workshop that will explore new perspectives on the cultural change – the revolution – that is occurring in dementia awareness. Meet national leaders involved in person-centered care and learn effective strategies to implement in care communities and at home. This workshop is in conjunction with the documentary Revolutionizing Dementia Care. The documentary reveals […]

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4:30 pm

First Friday Films

November 2 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Cochrane Rockville Library, 16600 Pouncey Tract Road
Rockville, VA 23146
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Free

Bring the whole crew for a great movie on the big screen. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Rockville Library.

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5:00 pm

Lee Symposium: The Shenandoah Campaigns and Harpers Ferry

November 2 @ 5:00 pm - November 4 @ 12:00 pm
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During the symposium, you will enjoy lectures by renowned historians, exclusive tours of Harpers Ferry and surrounding battlefields, and the opportunity to socialize with other history lovers like yourself. Harpers Ferry, located on the border between North and South, changed hands eight times during the Civil War and witnessed five battles. A block of rooms […]

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RVA First Fridays

November 2 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Galleries, shops, restaurants, non-profits, and more open their doors in celebration of art and community.

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6:00 pm

Garden Glow

November 2 @ 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

Den of Fear Haunted House

November 2 @ 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

An Evening with JD Souther

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23260 United States
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Grammy-nominated JD Souther has penned countless hits for the Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Roy Orbison, James Taylor, Don Henley, George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, Brooks and Dunn and found success as a solo artist. On his latest studio album, Tenderness (Sony Music Masterworks), Souther creates a perfect balance of understated jazz with the ineffable pop narratives that […]

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8:00 pm

Brian Wilson

November 2 @ 8:00 pm
Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center*, 600 E Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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Garnering critical acclaim and marking a true return to form, Wilson continues to deliver a live performance of Pet Sounds in its entirety, as well as top hits and fan favorites spanning his 54-year career with The Beach Boys and as a solo artist.

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