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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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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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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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6:00 am

Laughter Yoga at the Market

August 6 @ 6:00 am - 7:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until September 30, 2019

17th Street Farmers Market, 100 N 17th St
Richmond,VA23219
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Free

Hosted by the RVA Laugh Club. Rain or shine - umbrellas welcome. Beginners welcome and encouraged. Every Tuesday from May through September.

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9:00 am

Last Jump Start Clinic of the Summer

August 6 @ 9:00 am - August 9 @ 11:00 am
Goldfish Swim School, 9782 Gayton Road
Richmond,VA23238United States
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One month of progress in just one week. This is a quick and easy way to get your kids swim ready or to advance to the next level, while learning how to be safer in and around the water. 4…

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9:30 am

School Bus Safety

August 6 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Varina Library, 1875 New Market Road
Henrico,VA23231
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Rising Kindergarten students are invited to join HCPS Transportation for a close-up look at school bus safety. Children entering Kindergarten are invited to practice getting on and off a school bus, learn about bus safety, and get a box of…

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10:00 am

Around the World Photo Op

August 6 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Ginter Park Library, 1200 Westbrook Ave
Richmond,VA23227
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Free

There will be internationally themed photo booths, complete with fun props. All ages welcome.

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11:00 am

National Night Out — During the Day

August 6 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Stonebridge Recreation Center, 30 Karl LinnDrive
North Chesterfield,VA23225
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Free

During this fun filled event, there will be food, entertainment by the Honkey Tonk Experience, vendors, and more.

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How… do you mosaic?

August 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220United States
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Mosaics are an ancient art form used to decorate buildings and using a variety of materials like colored stones, shells and pieces of ivory. Join professional artist Jenni Kirby for a demonstration of the minute and exact technique of a…

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2:00 pm

Creative Writing Workshop for Teens

August 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Twin Hickory Library, 5001 Twin Hickory Rd
Glen Allen,VA23059United States
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Free

Learn tips and tricks that you can apply when writing your next story or crafting your next creative writing project. This workshop will cover basic information that will help both experienced teen writers and new teen writers discover established creative…

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The Maker’s Lab: Bouncy Planets

August 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Varina Library, 1875 New Market Road
Henrico,VA23231
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Why go buy a bouncy ball when you can make your own? Learn about planets and composing polymers and give them color combinations befitting of outer space. Add some bounce to the solar system. Registration required.

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5:30 pm

Stop the Bleed

August 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road
North Chesterfield,VA23236
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Uncontrolled bleeding can be life-threatening within minutes, so a quick response is critical. Learn proper bleeding control techniques that can save lives in an emergency. Registration is required.

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6:00 pm

National Night Out Neighborhood Bash

August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ettrick Recreation Center, 20621 Woodpecker Road + Google Map
Free

There will be food, a DJ, games, a moonwalk, give-a-ways, and other fun activities.

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National Night Out

August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bensley Community Building, 2900 Drewy's Bluff Rd
North Chesterfield,23237
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Free

Designed to bring neighbors together, increase safety awareness and strengthen our community for a safer future for our children. A night of entertainment and fun.

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National Night Out

August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd
Richmond,VA23234
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Free

Aloha! It’s a luau! Crafts, activities, treats, and more. Come out and meet your neighbors and library friends.

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6:30 pm

Money Multitasking

August 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Dr.
Midlothian,VA23112
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For many, money multitasking is a necessity, but balancing all your savings priorities can be a challenge. Learn practical techniques to use in managing your financial goals. For adults. Registration begins two weeks before program.

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7:00 pm

Henrico Police Robot and K9

August 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Park Library, 8508 Franconia Rd.
Henrico,VA23227
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Join Henrico's EOD Team, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, and robot used to detect and disrupt modern potential hazards. The EOD dog will be there too. Learn more and see them in action.

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Around the World: Celebrating Life Through Dance

August 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Godwin High School, 2101 Pump Road
Richmond,VA23238
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This performance by the Brigham Young University-Idaho Dance Alliance will feature dance forms from many different lands, including Polynesia, Austria, Argentina, and diverse regions of the United States. It features a wide range of dance styles including jazz, ballroom, ballet,…

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