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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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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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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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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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Saxon Shoes for the Needy

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

duplicate test event

November 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free
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6:00 pm

Garden Glow

November 8 @ 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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Wolf Creek Cherokee Drumming

November 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Varina Library, 1875 New Market Road
Henrico, VA 23231
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The Wolf Creek Cherokee Tribe share their traditional Thursday evening drum circle.

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6:30 pm

Richmond Ballet’s Studio One

November 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Richmond Ballet Studios, 407 East Canal St.
Richmond, VA 23219
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In the Light (Robbins/ Chopin) and A World Premiere by Nicole Haskins. Robbins’ lilting In the Night features three contrasting sets of lovers who meet beneath the evening’s sky, all set to the music of Chopin played live by Joanne Kong. Nicole Haskins, an accomplished choreographer and member of Smuin Contemporary American Ballet.

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Barefoot Puppets

November 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Gayton Library, 10600 Gayton Road
Henrico, VA 23238
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A hilarious retelling of the classic tale The Little Red Hen. What really happened that fateful day when chicken decided to bake a loaf of bread? Journey to a small European bakery to find out the answers. For all ages.

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Admissions Parent Open House

November 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Orchard House School, 500 North Allen Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Every aspect of education is designed to challenge each girl’s intellect and foster her emotional and physical well-being in 5th through 8th grade. OHS is intentionally designed to help girls develop courage, self-compassion, identity, and a voice to share with the world. Attend one of their Admissions Events this year or schedule a tour and […]

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7:00 pm

Jeff Dunham, Passively Aggressive

November 8 @ 7:00 pm
Richmond Coliseum, 601 E Leigh Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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Dunham is bringing his cast of characters on the road, as America’s favorite ventriloquist tours North America.

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7:30 pm

Danish String Quartet

November 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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The evening’s program will include Haydn’s String Quartet in C Major, Op. 20, No. 2; Abrahamsen’s Quartet No. 1, Ten Preludes; and Beethoven’s String Quartet, No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1 (“Razumovsky”). Arrive early for a pre-performance discussion with members of the Danish Quartet, led by WCVE Music Classical host Mike Goldberg […]

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Jewish Film Festival: Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me

November 8 @ 7:30 pm
Weinstein JCC, 5403 Monument Ave
Richmond, VA United States
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Sammy Davis, Jr. had a career that was legendary, and yet his life was complex, complicated and contradictory. Davis strove to achieve the American Dream in a time of racial prejudice and shifting political territory and was the most public black figure to embrace Judaism. Featuring new interviews and never-before-seen photographs and excerpts from his […]

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