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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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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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Free

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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Free

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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Free

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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Captain Marvel

August 2 - August 3
Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road
Henrico,VA23075
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Watch movies at the theatre. Rated PG-13. Tickets and concessions always at a discounted price. 7:00 PM, Friday 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM, Saturday

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10:00 am

Museum Careers Exploratory Workshop

August 2 @ 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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Free

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

Story Time with Craft- Jellyfish

August 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Broad Rock Library, 4820 Old Warwick Road
Richmond,VA23224
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Free

They will read Night of the Moonjellies by Marc Shasha and do a craft based on the book. Perfect for ages 3 to 7. For groups over 5, please contact Broad Rock at 804-646-8688 to see if they can accommodate…

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11:00 am

Ooey Gooey Poetry

August 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Petersburg Public Library, 201 W. Washington Street + Google Map
Free

Join the Barefoot Puppets as the perform timeless classics like Three Little Kittens and Little Miss Muffet. Open to all ages. Registration is required for groups over 10 in size. Call Jillian Dudley Children's Director (804) 733-2387.

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5:30 pm

Special Nights for Special Needs

August 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Children’s Museum of Richmond, Short Pump, 11800 West Broad Street
Richmond,VA23233
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Free

For families with children 15 years old and younger who have challenges or disabilities. You'll find museum exploration, adapted materials, a cool-down space, and a reduced number of visitors. No reservations required.

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6:00 pm

Water Games

August 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Deep Run Park Recreation Center, 9900 Ridgefield Parkway
Henrico,VA23233United States
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Free

Ages 7 to 9, come prepared to get drenched in a night filled with water-themed games, relays, and activities.

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6:30 pm

Hey! Wagon

August 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Rd
Chesterfield,Virginia23832
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Guided hay wagon rides to make new friends, learn more about the park, and to hopefully see a few critters. Wagon rides are suitable for all ages and last approximately one hour. Seating is limited, so arrive early to claim…

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7:00 pm

Fridays on the Patio

August 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, repeating until September 27, 2019

James River Cellars Winery, 11008 Washington Hwy
Glen Allen,VA23059United States
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A summer concert series, featuring local bands and food trucks. Wine Tastings are not included in admission prices. Tastings and wine will be available for purchase in the Tasting Room.

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8:00 pm

Movies in the Park

August 2 @ 8:00 pm
Battery Park, 2405 Hawthorne Avenue + Google Map
Free

Bring your refreshments, blankets, and chairs, and enjoy Spider-man: Into the Spiderverse. Movie begins at 8:30 p.m. Refreshments available for purchase. If the movie is cancelled it will be rescheduled to the following Monday.

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