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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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Free

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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Ongoing

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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2019 Teen Professional Conference

August 7 @ 10:00 am - August 9 @ 3:00 pm
VCU Honors College, 701 W Grace Street
Richmond,23220United States
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Collaborate with peers and local professionals to plan for post-graduation while gaining leadership and professional development experience. Register online by August 6, 2019 to connect plans and personal passions while building critical thinking, writing, and interpersonal skills.

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1:30 pm

From Book to Movie: Matilda

August 8 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Watch your favorite children’s books on the big screen. Popcorn and beverages will be provided. Registration begins two weeks before each program.

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3:00 pm

Life Size Pac-Man

August 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hull Street Library, 1400 Hull Street
Richmond,VA23224
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Free

Ages 4 and older play a classic game of Pac-Man with humans and Legos. Groups of five or more, please register in advance by calling 804-646-8699.

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4:30 pm

Candy Sushi

August 8 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
East End Library, 1200 N. 25th Street
Richmond,23223
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Free

Ages 8 to 18 skip the raw fish and go for Swedish fish instead. Make some fun candy sushi and then eat it.

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5:00 pm

Good Green Fun

August 8 @ 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 8 @ 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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Fidos After 5

August 8 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond,VA23228
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The Garden partners with the Richmond SPCA where dogs are allowed. All dogs must be leashed and current on rabies vaccinations. Suggested $2 pet admission benefits Richmond SPCA.

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Movie Night and Fall Fan Fest

August 8 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Robins Stadium, University of Richmond, 28 Westhampton Way
Richmond,VA23173
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Hang out with Spider Student-Athletes and watch a movie on the videoboard. Join the Spiderlings Kid's Club online.

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6:00 pm

Jammin’ on the James

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wilton House Museum, 215 S. Wilton Rd.
Richmond,VA23226
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Free

Bring a picnic dinner and your favorite lawn chair for family-friendly music from The Lastones on the scenic terrace overlooking the James River. Enjoy complimentary evening tours of Wilton before the concert as well as face-painting, and games.

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Plant Night

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
James River Cellars Winery, 11008 Washington Hwy
Glen Allen,VA23059United States
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Follow along while the floral design Instructor guides you step-by-step through the featured project. If you’re feeling creative, change the design. All the planting supplies provided.

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6:30 pm

Civil War to Civil Rights: How African American Artists Engage the Past

August 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Libbie Mill Library, 2100 Libbie Lake East St.
Henrico,VA23230
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Through the critical lens of the political, legal, and cultural changes that marked the transition from slavery to the Civil War to the Civil Rights period in the 1960s and 1970s, this presentation will examine depictions of the multifaceted and…

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7:00 pm

Bluegrass Coffeehouse

August 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dorey Recreation Center, 2999 Darbytown Road
Henrico,VA23231
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For musicians of all ages and abilities. Come out for a few jam sessions with fellow musicians. Acoustic only. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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