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Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment

July 1 - August 18
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220United States
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Power down, unplug, and join a voyage into the visionary art of Tibetan Buddhism. Nearly 100 objects, both historical and contemporary, are drawn largely from two of the country’s most extraordinary collections of Himalayan art: the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the…

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“[Work]” Exhibition

July 1 - August 18
Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1812 West Main Street
Richmond,VA23220
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Free

Features art created by VisArts faculty, staff, and board members. The show includes examples of ceramics, creative writing, digital media, drawing, fiber, film, glass, jewelry, metal, painting, photography, printmaking and wood. An opening reception will be held on June 21st…

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The Wiz

July 1 - August 4
Virginia Rep’s November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street
Richmond,23220
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Based on L. Frank Baum’s classic children’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, this fantastical show, set to the sounds of R&B, soul and pop, follows the adventures of Dorothy and her friends as they “Ease on Down” the yellow…

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Richmond Shakespeare 
Festival

July 11 - August 4
Agecroft Hall, 4305 Sulgrave Rd.
Richmond,VA23221United States
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Quill Theatre presents The Taming of the Shrew under the stars with the backdrop of historic Agecroft Hall. Arrive at 6:00 p.m. for a stroll or bring a picnic dinner to enjoy on the lawn before the show starts at…

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Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical

July 12 - August 11
Virginia Rep’s Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn, 1601 W. Broad St
Richmond,Virginia23230
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Polkadots follows 8-year-old Lily Polkadot, the first Polkadot to attend the school in the “Squares Only” small town of Rockaway. However, Lily, along with her new friend Sky, a shy Square boy who appreciates her for her unique polkadot skin,…

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Art Shows

July 26 - August 17
Art Works, 320 Hull St.
Richmond,VA23224
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Explore two exhibits of original thought-provoking art: PLAYcation by Jacqui Fehl and Childhood Fantasties as an Adult by Libby Clark.

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Flying Squirrels

July 30 - August 1
The Diamond, 3001 N Boulevard
Richmond,VA23230
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Cheer on the Flying Squirrels during this 3-game home stand against Portland.

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Stone in the Road

July 31 - August 3
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd
Glen Allen,VA23260United States
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A queen puts her subjects to the test: who will move the large boulder from the road? Anyone kind enough to move the stone will be handsomely rewarded with a job as royal counselor to the queen. A host of…

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Curious George: Let’s Get Curious

August 1 - September 15
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond,VA23220United States
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Based on the familiar characters in H.A. and Margret Rey’s classic stories and inspired by the animated television series on PBS KIDS, the exhibition takes place in the neighborhood where Curious George lives with his friend, The Man with the…

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A Return to the Grand Tour: Micromosaic Jewels

August 1 - September 2
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220United States
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View this extraordinary collection of exquisite, intricately crafted works of art—precious souvenirs designed for Grand Tour travelers of the mid-18th to late-19th centuries. The wide range of subjects depicted in these 92 works include Renaissance paintings, architecture, birds, animals, historical sites,…

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SplashMoR

August 1 - September 1
Children’s Museum of Richmond, Downtown, 2626 W. Broad Street
Richmond,VA23220
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Grab your bathing suit and get ready for some summer fun. Entry into SplashMoR is free with museum admission. 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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Riverfront Canal Cruises

August 1 - September 30
Turning Basin, Virginia Street
Richmond,VA23219United States
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Hear about centuries of Richmond’s history, from Chief Powhatan’s Chiefdom to the first commercially successful electric streetcar in the world, while traveling in authentic, covered, flat-bottomed boats. The 40-minute boat tours travel along downtown Richmond's Canal Walk and depart every…

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Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks

August 1 - September 22
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond,VA23228
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Created with half-a-million LEGO bricks, the award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 24 sculptures in 13 displays throughout the Garden. Many of the sculptures are larger than life and highlight the inter-connectivity of all living things.…

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Monster Jam Thunder Alley

August 1 - September 2
Kings Dominion, 16000 Theme Park Way
Doswell,VA23047
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Get up close, sit in, and even ride in some of your favorite Monster Jam trucks at this all-new, limited time experience. This includes four adrenaline-charged experiences plus some of the exciting food, beverages, and souvenirs found at Monster Jam…

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Butterflies LIVE!

August 1 - October 4
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond,VA23228
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Tropical beauties transform the Conservatory’s North Wing into a wonderland of vibrant colors, captivating sights, and extraordinary discoveries. The exhibit is ever-changing, so every time you visit, you’re likely to see something new. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.;9 a.m. –…

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Festival of the Arts

August 1 - August 19
Dogwood Dell, 6000 South Blvd
Richmond,VA 23220
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A variety of performances are offered, jazz, gospel, dance, indie rock, latino, dance, and theatre.

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Cosmologies from the Tree of Life: Art from the African American South

August 1 - November 17
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220United States
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The exhibition features sculpture, quilting, painting, and works on paper, rooted in African aesthetic legacies, familial tradition, and communal ethos.

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Forever Plaid

August 1 - August 25
Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road
Hanover,VA23069
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For anyone looking for a nostalgic trip back to the days of close-harmony doo-wop quartets, look no further than Stuart Ross’s nifty musical revue Forever Plaid. Listen to the golden tunes of back in the day with The Plaids, a…

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Pompeii: The Immortal City

August 1 - September 3
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond,VA23220United States
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Models of machines and 3D reconstructions accompany the guest in a journey across time and space. Over 100 archaeological items originating from Pompeii, including a large number being exhibited for the first time, demonstrate the knowledge the Romans had about…

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The Chisholm Kid Exhibition

August 1 - August 31
Black History Museum of Virginia, 122 W. Leigh Street
Richmond,VA
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The Chisholm Kid, Lone Fighter for Justice for All celebrates the black cowboys who drove longhorns up the Chisholm Trail out of Texas to the railroad trailheads in Kansas after the Civil War. The Chisholm Kid exhibition features panels from…

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10:00 am

Teen Money Camp

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Main Library, 101 East Franklin Street
Richmond,23219
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Free

Ages 12 to 18, get a glimpse of your financial future with fun games and activities that will give you a range of financial skills. Everyone who attends will receive some VACU swag and the camp ends with a pizza…

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Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program Seminar

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bremo Pharmacy, 2024 Staples Mill Road
Richmond,Virginia23230
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A weight loss protocol, is medically managed by a Pharmacist and a trained and dedicated coach who meets with you one on one for support sessions and ongoing education. RSVP at 804-288-8361 ext 130.

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Museum Careers Exploratory Workshop

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 2, 2019

Black History Museum of Virginia, 122 W. Leigh Street
Richmond,VA
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BHMVA and Oakwood Arts present this exciting program for youth. Teens will learn the ins and outs of exhibition planning, design, and curation through field trips to various exhibitions around the city and learn about museum careers from professionals in…

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10:30 am

Special Story Time

August 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Main Library, 101 East Franklin Street
Richmond,23219
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Penguins & Icees- know more about life in cold regions through stories. All ages are welcome. For more details contact 804-646-4768.

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2:00 pm

Personal Safety for Teens

August 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mechanicsville Library, 7461 Sherwood Crossing Place
Mechanicsville,VA23111
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A VCU police officer will offer teens tips on how to keep themselves and their belongings safe, as well as some basic self-defense techniques. This program is especially geared to new or soon-to-be student drivers. Pizza provided by the Friends…

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5:00 pm

Good Green Fun

August 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 30, 2019

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond,VA23228
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Families with kids of all ages are invited to spend time in the Children’s Garden having good green fun.

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Flowers After 5

August 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until September 13, 2019

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond,VA23228
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Live musical performances and food and drink are available for purchase.

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6:00 pm

Concerts in Triangle Park

August 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Stony Point Fashion Park, 9200 Stony Point Parkway
Richmond,VA23235
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Go back in time with music from Flashback. Beer and wine are available for purchase.

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7:00 pm

Author Visit

August 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Dr.
Henrico,VA23229
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Free

Meet wonderful local authors including, Bill Hardison, author of Dinosaurs in the Cornfield: Lessons Unearthed on My Grandfather’s Farm..

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