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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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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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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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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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8:00 am

8th Annual ASK 5K Donut Run

November 17 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
St. Christopher’s School, 711 St. Christopher’s Road
Richmond, VA 23226
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A fun, donut-popping 5K run/walk the whole family will enjoy while helping to make life better for children with cancer in the Richmond community. All registered participants will enjoy munchkins along the course, a donut finish with coffee and hot chocolate, t-shirt, finisher's medal and Dunkin' Donuts coupons and swag. Benefits ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation. To register, […]

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9:00 am

Ovarian Cancer Education Course

November 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Richmond Marriott, 500 E Broad St
Richmond, VA 23219
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Physicians, researchers, and other members of the cancer care team will share the latest information about ovarian cancer research and clinical trials. This full-day session includes continental breakfast and lunch. Please register in advance. If you have any questions, please reach out to the FWC at 312-578-1439 or fwcinfo@sgo.org.

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Nutzy’s Rotary Funn Run and Block Party

November 17 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Diamond, 3001 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23230
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Registration for the Funn Run (5K run/walk) begins at 9:00 a.m. The race is at 11:00 a.m. The block party features food trucks, games, vendors, kids’ activities, and a live performance from 1980s tribute band Teaze. Free parking and free shuttle service at The Diamond. Benefits UMFS and Flying Squirrels Charities.

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Character Breakfast

November 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Willow Oaks Country Club, 6228 Forest Hill Ave
Richmond, VA 23225
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Enjoy a breakfast buffet and meet and take pictures with your favorite princesses, wizards, superheroes, and area mascots. Benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities.

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RMHC Character Breakfast

November 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Willow Oaks Country Club, 6228 Forest Hill Ave
Richmond, VA 23225
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Opportunities to meet and take pictures with: Marshall (PAW Patrol), A Wizard (Gnome and Raven), Several Princesses (Magic & Merriment), Nutzy and Nutasha (The Flying Squirrels), The Hamburglar (McDonalds), WebstUR (University of Richmond), Scoop and Cookie (sweetFrog), Superheroes (Princess Parties RVA), Kickeroo Kangaroo (The Richmond Kickers). Kid and family costumes are encouraged, but not required. […]

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9:30 am

Habitat for Humanity Annual LEGO Build

November 17 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Greater Richmond ARC, 3600 Saunders Avenue
Richmond, VA 23227
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This event is targeted towards youth between the ages of 5 and 12. Families can compete as well, (no more than 2 adults). All the LEGOS will be provided. There is a donation list, but it is not required.

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Landscape Series: The Fall Forest

November 17 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Stratford Hall*, 483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558
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The color of the changing leaves along our trails, cliffs, and fields are truly breathtaking. This event starts off with light refreshments in the duPont Library followed by a short introduction to the trek by Mr. Harry Puffenbarger, Master Naturalist. Concluding this, attendees will be lead on a guided nature hike along the trails of […]

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10:00 am

Affairs of the Hearth

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Rd
Chester, VA 23836
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Explore 17th-century cooking in the daily life of English soldiers, middle-class colonists, and Virginia Indians. Demonstrations at the Virginia Indian site will feature the smoking of meat and making of harvest stew and corn cakes. Historical interpreters will demonstrate how soldiers made small rations of salted bacon, peas and oatmeal appealing through additives of bread, […]

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Family Movie Fun

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Hanover Library, 7527 Library Drive
Hanover, VA 23069
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Watch a recent movie on the big screen. Snacks provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

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Financial Aid Advising with GRASP

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Main Library, 101 East Franklin Street
Richmond, 23219
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Need money for college? Financial Aid advisors will be available, free of charge, to answer financial aid questions and help you complete the FAFSA. Schedule your hour-long appointment by calling. (804) 527-7772

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11:00 am

LEGOs @ the Library

November 17 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cochrane Rockville Library, 16600 Pouncey Tract Road
Rockville, VA 23146
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Do you enjoy creating with LEGOs? Show off your engineering skills. Refreshments provided by Friends of the Rockville Library.

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Shockoe on the Half Shell

November 17 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free

Some of the area’s most popular restaurants and oyster shuckers will serve up every kind of oyster – smoked, grilled, roasted, fried, and on the half shell. The festival will take place on the streets between 17th and Franklin St in Shockoe Bottom. Benefits Enrichmond Foundation.

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Stories at the Museum

November 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on November 17, 2018 at 11:00am

Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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Enjoy a group reading of a history-themed book and a craft activity.

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Chili and Wine Weekend

November 17 @ 11:00 am - November 18 @ 5:00 pm
James River Cellars Winery, 11008 Washington Hwy
Glen Allen, VA 23059 United States
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Enjoy a wine tasting and a bowl of hot chili. With tours and special promotions, you can spend the afternoon while shopping for some great wines for the holidays. Purchase your tickets in advance online or in the Tasting Room when you arrive.

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12:00 pm

Kickball Tournament

November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
SCOR, 1385 OVerbrook Road
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Register as an individual or as a team. Inclusive teams will consist of players that need assistance and will play against other inclusive teams. Benefits of Jacob's Chance/ VCU Inclusive Fitness and Health Program and for Jacob's Chance starting basketball in the City of Richmond.

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1:00 pm

Slavery and Freedom: Lectures and Book Signing

November 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803
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“Who freed the slaves?” Since the end of the Civil War this complex question is one that many people have sought to answer definitively. Often due to the many different ways that Americans remember the process of emancipation, its answer remains elusive. However, thinking about this significant question opens opportunities for learning about different historical […]

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2:00 pm

Busch Gardens Christmas Town

November 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - January 5, 2019 @ 10:00 pm
Busch Gardens Williamsburg, 1 Busch Gardens Boulevard
Williamsburg, VA 23185
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The world’s most beautiful theme park is aglow with 10 million lights, one of the largest light displays in North America. Festive food and drink, holiday shopping and heart-warming shows make the season come alive. Visit the big man in red at his North Pole workshop and capture an unforgettable memory. Keep warm with a […]

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Movie: Incredibles 2 (PG)

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road
Henrico, VA 23075
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Enjoy movies on the big screen. Tickets are only $1 and can be purchased at the door. Concessions are available for $1 per item.

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3:00 pm

Family Movie Matinee

November 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Atlee Library, 9161 Atlee Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
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Make a fun craft and enjoy a great movie with your friends and family for 5 and older. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

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4:00 pm

Peter Max – The Retrospective: 1960 – 2018

November 17 @ 4:00 pm - November 18 @ 8:00 pm
Chasen Galleries, 3554 West Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221
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A newly-curated collection of artist legend, Peter Max’s exquisite paintings will be on exhibition and available for acquisition. RSVPs are requested at Rose@chasengalleries.com or 804-204-1048. Visit www.chasengalleries.com for more info. Saturday, November 17 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, November 18 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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5:00 pm

TEDxYouth@RVA

November 17 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hershey Center for The Arts at Collegiate School, 103 N. Mooreland Road
Richmond, VA 23229 United States
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Since May, a team of students from several public and private high schools throughout metro Richmond committed their energy to studying Richmond to understand who and what makes it great, who has ideas worth spreading, and who is committed to serving the young people of Richmond. They’ve collaborated to bring together bright minds to give […]

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6:00 pm

Movie Night

November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wegmans Short Pump, 12200 Wegmans Blvd
Henrico, VA 23233
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Watch the movie Rise of the Guardians.

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7:00 pm

InLight Richmond 2018

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 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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8:00 pm

The Richmond Forum Presents Captain Scott Kelly

November 17 @ 8:00 pm
Altria Theater, 6 N Laurel Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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During his record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station, U.S. astronaut Captain Scott Kelly captivated the world while laying the groundwork for the future of space travel and exploration.Captain Kelly will share the science and experimentation that was at the core of the ground-breaking expedition, personal stories from 229 miles above Earth.

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