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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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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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6:45 am

Pony Pasture 5K

August 3 @ 6:45 am - 9:00 am
Pony Pasture Rapids Park, 7310 Riverside Drive
Richmond,VA23225
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It is a flat and fast, out and back 5K (3.1 mile) course on Riverside Drive along the James River.

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7:30 am

Richmond International 
Dragon Boat Festival

August 3 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Rocketts Landing, 5000 Old Osborne Turnpike
Richmond,VA
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Led by the rhythmic beat of a drum, teams of 20 synchronized paddlers, one drummer, and one steersperson race 500 meters up the river in 40-foot canoes rigged with decorative Chinese dragon heads and tails.

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9:00 am

Boot Camp for New Dads Class

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

$

This is a class for expecting dads guided by dads. Men's only class discusses everything you want to know about becoming a father but may be hesitant to ask. They teach you how to care for your new addition, how…

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Open House

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fulton Montessori School, 1637 Williamsburg Road
Richmond,VA23231
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Free

Have you been interested in childcare that focuses on school readiness and individualized attention? Curious about the Montessori method? Searching for an affordable childcare program that fits your busy schedule? Interested in making a donation? Take a tour of the…

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Toddler Time

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until September 30, 2019

Launch Richmond, 10903 Hull Street Road
Midlothian,VA23112
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Children 5 and under can enjoy the park with other kids their age.

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9:30 am

Summer Service Saturdays

August 3 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until September 1, 2019

Children’s Museum of Richmond, All Locations, 2626 West Broad Street
Richmond,VA23220
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Free

In partnership with Walmart, the Children's Museum of Richmond is pleased to offer free admission for emergency medical technicians, firefighters, law enforcement, military, veterans and their immediate families every Saturday through August 31.

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10:00 am

Back to School Expo

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Regency, 1420 North Parham Road
Richmond,23229
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Enjoy a tax-free shopping weekend, free goodie bags to first 500 families, gift card giveaways, and meet WTVR personalities.

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Treehouse Building 101

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Twin Hickory Library, 5001 Twin Hickory Rd
Glen Allen,VA23059United States
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Free

Learn the basics of building a treehouse from Scott Turner, an arborist and skilled treehouse builder. Whether you're a parent looking to build a magical treehouse for your child, or a grown-up longing for your own treetop oasis, this seminar…

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Secret Quest Saturdays for Kids

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Rd
Chester,VA23836
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Children 12 and under can pick up a game sheet and clues in the gift shop and then visit the Powhatan Town and English Settlement to search for the hidden historical item in each area. Henricus interpreters are there to…

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10:30 am

Figures of Freedom Downtown Walking Tour

August 3 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2019

The Valentine, 1015 East Clay Street
Richmond,VA23219United States
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Tour Shockoe Bottom, one of Richmond’s oldest historic districts, and explore the struggles for freedom that helped shape America. Discover stories of Virginia’s earliest indigenous inhabitants, Thomas Jefferson’s historic Statute of Religious Freedom, enslaved people fighting to be free, Dr.…

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11:00 am

Belle Isle History Hike

August 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
$

A family friendly hike to one of Richmond’s historic gems, learn about the geologic and human history of the area and the role Richmond played in the development of our nation. Please bring water, snack, and good shoes. For ages…

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Star Wars Escape Room for Kids

August 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Work together to crack the code and break out of a very special Star Wars themed escape room. Ages 9 to 12. Registration begins two weeks before program. 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Stories at the Museum

August 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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Enjoy a group reading of a history-themed book and a craft activity.

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Color Mixing Extravaganza

August 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Montpelier Library, 17205 Sycamore Tavern Lane
Montpelier,VA23192
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Free

Create a masterpiece by exploring how colors mix together. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

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12:00 pm

Wiz Quiz

August 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Magnolia Grange House Museum, 10020 Iron Bridge Road
Chesterfield,VA23832
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Free

This fun, the family program will feature a trivia game focusing on The Wizard of Oz, as the film version was released in August of 1939. At this event, guests will get the chance to show off their knowledge of…

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1:00 pm

History in Focus: Keeping Cool in the Summer

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Meadow Farm Museum, 3400 Mountain Road
Glen Allen,VA23060
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Free

A cool look back to see how people tolerated hot summers before air-conditioning, short sleeves, or shorts.

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2:00 pm

CoderDojo

August 3 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Atlee Library, 9161 Atlee Road
Mechanicsville,VA23116
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Free

Learn how to build a game, website, or program this workshop. Presenters from Maggie L. Walker Governor's School will provide instructions. No prior experience is required. Call or visit the library or go to their online calendar to sign up.

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2:30 pm

3D Printing and Design Workshop

August 3 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Libbie Mill Library, 2100 Libbie Lake East St.
Henrico,VA23230
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Free

Grades K through 5 with an adult. Learn how to design objects and print in 3D with the library's 3D printer. Please bring a thumb drive so you can save your design. Parents, please register yourself and add your child's…

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4:30 pm

BrewHaHa Craft Beer Festival

August 3 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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The event will feature beer selections from many of your favorite Virginia breweries, live music, and food options. There will also be Battle of the Brews, which will showcase Virginia breweries' renditions of a historic beer recipe. Attendees must be…

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7:00 pm

Pocahontas Premieres: English Channel

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Rd
Chesterfield,Virginia23832
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An evening of extraordinary British hits of the mid-1960s and the 1970s ..classic rock, pop, and progressive. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.ticketstobuy.com or at the park's office. Food and adult beverages available for purchase. No pets permitted.

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8:00 pm

Ignite

August 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2019

Launch Richmond, 10903 Hull Street Road
Midlothian,VA23112
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A live DJ and glow in the dark dodge balls/lights.

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