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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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Ice Rink

November 9, 2018 - January 27, 2019
The Rink at West Broad Village, 3939 Duckling Drive
Glen Allen, VA 23060
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West Broad Village transforms into a magical holiday experience. Enjoy ice skating, great food, shopping, and more. And for beginners, they offer lessons that will have you skating in no time.

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Santa Photos

November 9 - December 24
Short Pump Town Center, 11800 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23233
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Come have your keepsake portrait taken with Santa. Santa's Holiday Village is located on the upper level near L.L.Bean. Hours vary. Visit ShortPumpTownCenter.com for details.

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Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment

November 15 - November 18
Richmond Coliseum, 601 E Leigh Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
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Rev up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories; from wheels to waves, icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond. Get warmed up for the show and be your best with exclusive moves taught by the mouse that started it all at Mickey’s Dance-Along Pre-Show.

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Picnic at Hanging Rock – The Play

November 15 - November 17
Douglas Freeman High School, 8701 Three Chopt Road
Henrico, VA 23229
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For a group of Australian schoolgirls, a romantic Valentine’s Day outing in 1900 ends in an intriguing mystery. What has happened to the three seniors and the mathematics teacher on top of the jagged peaks of Hanging Rock? Based on Lady Joan Lindsay’s runaway bestseller- also the source of the acclaimed Peter Weir film - […]

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Disney’s Newsies

November 16 - November 26
The Steward School, 11600 Gayton Rd
Richmond, VA 23223
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Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged newsies. When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right.

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A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol

November 16, 2018 - January 5, 2019
Swift Creek Mill Theatre, 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
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In this long-awaited sequel to the popular musical The 1940s Radio Hour, it's Christmas Eve, 1943, and the Feddington Players are now broadcasting from a hole-in-the-wall studio in Newark, New Jersey. The company's take on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol descends into all the comedic mayhem and madness of a live radio show, resulting in […]

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Illuminate Light Show 
and Santa’s Village

November 16 - December 31
Meadow Event Park, 13111 Dawn Boulevard
Doswell, VA 23047
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Lighted displays dance and twinkle to Christmas music throughout the drive-through park. Santa’s Village has activities for the kids, Christmas trees, food, and more. 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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ICE! featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas

November 16, 2018 - January 1, 2019
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745 United States
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Beloved characters including Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, and friends will come to life in more than 2 million pounds of colorful, larger-than-life ice sculptures. This attraction also includes two-story ice slides and culminates with a breathtaking, crystal clear ice sculpture Nativity scene.

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Cirque Dreams Unwrapped

November 16, 2018 - January 1, 2019
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745 United States
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A vibrant Christmas fable including spectacular costumes, soaring imagination, gravity-defying feats, and on-the-edge-of-your-seat excitement. Audiences will be mesmerized by this spellbinding production that combines breathtaking artistry and music.

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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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10:30 am

Friday Playgroup

November 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Mechanicsville Library, 7461 Sherwood Crossing Place
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
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Moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers, socialize with other adults while your children make new friends.

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12:00 pm

Maymont Mansion Holiday Tours

November 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - January 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Free

James and Sallie Dooley's spectacularly decorated Gilded Age home brings the wonders and festivities of Christmas past to life and is sure to put everyone in the holiday spirit. Beautiful trimmings on the 12-foot Christmas tree, the opulent dining room set for a feast, evergreen decorations, and lavish gifts welcome the season in grand Victorian […]

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4:00 pm

LEGOMania at the Library

November 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
West Point Library, 721 Main Street
West Point, VA 23181
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LEGO fun at the library. Snacks provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

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5:00 pm

Science After Dark

November 16 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Play with hundreds of pounds of play dough. Learn how to make your own play dough, create electrical circuits with Squishy Circuits, and more. Plus, there will be an all-live Cosmic Expeditions twice during the night and featuring a special giant film on the 76-foot Dome screen.

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6:00 pm

54th Annual Craft + Design Show, Presented by Altria Group

November 16 @ 6:00 pm - November 18 @ 6:00 pm
Main Street Station, 1500 E Main St
Richmond, VA 23219
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Browse the work of more than 150 artists who work in ceramics, metal, glass, wood, fiber and recycled materials. Attend the McKinnon and Harris Patrons’ Preview Party on Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and enjoy live music by Kendall Street Company. The Rise + Shine Brunch will be Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to […]

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Tree Lighting

November 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chesterfield Towne Center, Midlothian Turnpike
Midlothian, VA 23114
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Kick off the holiday season with this annual tree lighting event. There will be entertainment, giveaways, fun, and even a visit from Santa in the food court.

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Plant Nite

November 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
James River Cellars Winery, 11008 Washington Hwy
Glen Allen, VA 23059 United States
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Follow along while the floral design Instructor guides you step-by-step through the featured project in about 1.5 hours. If you’re feeling creative, change the design. Secure your seats 15 - 30 minutes prior to start time, especially if part of a large group. Adults 21 and older only.

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The Rink Grand Opening

November 16 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Rink at West Broad Village, 3939 Duckling Drive
Glen Allen, VA 23060
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Live DJ, face painting and animal balloons, Nutzy the Flying Squirrel, and skating performances by the Richmond Figure Skating Club and Richmond Synchro.

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6:30 pm

Holiday Movie Night

November 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Short Pump Town Center, 11800 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23233
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Featuring the movie The Polar Express. The first 50 families will receive blankets courtesy of Capital One Cafe. The movie starts at 7:00 p.m. No outside food or drink. Blankets only, no lawn chairs.

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7:00 pm

Holiday Tree Lighting

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Westchester Commons Shopping Center, 15786 WC Main Street
Midlothian, VA 23113
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Countdown to light the Holiday Tree on Main Street, as well as welcome the Jolly Red Elf to meet and greet everyone. Holiday treats and warm beverages, live entertainment, and perhaps, snow?! The first 250 kids in attendance will receive a special gift.

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Joshua Lozoff

November 16 @ 7:00 pm
Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road
Henrico, VA 23075
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Magic, mind-reading, mentalism, and mystery. Joshua’s show combines his love for the art of magic, and his fascination with psychology, intuition, and other “inner workings of the mind.”

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InLight Richmond 2018

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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One event on November 17, 2018 at 7:00pm

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Features performances, sculpture, video, and interactive projects that illuminate pathways, walls, sidewalks, green spaces, and kicks off with the Community Lantern Parade.

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