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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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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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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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Free

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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Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights

November 23, 2018 - January 7, 2019
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden*, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228
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A holiday tradition featuring more than half-a-million twinkling lights, hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, firepit with s’mores and hot chocolate (for purchase), nightly family activities and, more. The exhibition will re-interpret well-known works of art in a spectrum of sparkling color.

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Sister Act

November 23, 2018 - January 13, 2019
Virginia Rep’s November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street
Richmond, 23220
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This musical follows the fallen showgirl, Deloris Van Cartier, as she unexpectedly finds sisterhood and redemption when forced to take refuge in a convent.

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Legendary Santa

November 23 - December 24
Children’s Museum of Richmond, Downtown, 2626 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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Visit with Santa, stroll through Genworth Foundation’s Holiday Village of Fan-inspired houses featuring holiday celebrations from around the world.

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Little Women the Broadway Musical

November 28 - December 2
SPARC, 2106-A North Hamilton Street
Richmond, Virginia 23220
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Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, this follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested – her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, […]

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Spirits of Dickens’ Christmas

November 28 - November 29
Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road
Hanover, VA 23069
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Twelve years after he wrote A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens is going to America. He is to perform a dramatic reading about the values of Christmas. At home in London with his family, he struggles to write his script. He will get some help. The dreams, phantoms, and ghosts that always guided Dickens’ imagination do […]

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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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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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9:00 am

St. Catherine’s School Admissions Program

November 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
St. Catherine’s School, 6001 Grove Ave
Richmond, VA 23226
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Explore the girl-centered, extraordinary offerings of a St. Catherine's education. Hear from school leaders, meet current parents, and take a campus tour. For ages 3 to grade 4.

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4:30 pm

Book versus Movie Club

November 28 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Ashland Library, 201 S. Railroad Ave.
Ashland, VA 23005
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Discuss a classic Pooh Bear story and watch the movie, then vote for your favorite. For ages 5 to 10. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

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4:45 pm

RVA Scratch Ed Meetup

November 28 @ 4:45 pm - 6:45 pm
Community Idea Stations, 23 Sesame St
Richmond, VA 23235
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Scratch is a free tool (http://www.scratch.mit.edu/) for exploring computational creativity by programming interactive media (like stories, games, animations, and simulations) and sharing those creations with others online, used by millions of people all around the world. At a Meetup, you can share, create, and learn with other educators who are also passionate about teaching with […]

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5:00 pm

Kings Dominion’s WinterFest

November 28 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00pm, repeating until December 31, 2018

Kings Dominion, 16000 Theme Park Way
Doswell, VA 23047
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Guests are immersed in the season’s spirit with brilliant lights and décor, live entertainment, luscious treats, and fanciful experiences throughout the park. Their signature tower transforms into a 300-foot-tall holiday tree that will come alive each evening at a special tree-lighting ceremony. Features, a sleigh-full of hands-on experiences, including ice skating, make-and-take ornaments, and even the […]

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7:00 pm

Fountain Book Club Tonic

November 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Max’s Positive Vibe Cafe, 2825 Hathaway Rd; Stratford Hills Shopping Center
Richmond, Virginia 23225
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The cure for the common book club. Purchase of the book through Fountain is required- either in physical form, Kobo ebook, or Libro FM audiobook. Read it before the series comes out in January.

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7:30 pm

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

November 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Altria Theater, 6 N Laurel Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics along with a selection of compositions from Chip’s groundbreaking Fresh Aire series which introduced the distinctive Mannheim sound to all of America. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with their signature sound.

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