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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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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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Flying Squirrels

August 9 - August 11
The Diamond, 3001 N Boulevard
Richmond,VA23230
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Watch the Flying Squirrels take on Bowie.

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Busy Bees Kidsignment 2019 Fall/Winter Sale

August 9 - August 10
American Family Fitness Mechanicsville, 6337 Mechanicsville Turnpike
Mechanicsville,VA23111
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Free

Over 20,000 of gently used kids and maternity items, everything from clothes, toys, to equipment and books. 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Thu - consigner/expecting/new mothers presale 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Fri 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Sat 1:00…

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Filipino Festival

August 9 - August 10
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, 8250 Woodman Rd
Henrico,VA23228
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Free

Enjoy authentic dishes, craft beer, Virginia wine, live dance bands, hands-on crafts and games for the children, specialty vendors, health screenings, and more. Benefits local charities. 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Friday 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Saturday

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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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10:30 am

Story Time with Craft

August 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Broad Rock Library, 4820 Old Warwick Road
Richmond,VA23224
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Free

A story and a special dinosaur craft. For ages 5 to 12. For groups over 5, please contact Broad Rock at 804-646-8688.

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5:00 pm

Second Fridays

August 9 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1812 West Main Street
Richmond,VA23220
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First-come, first-serve sign-ups for these one-night art classes. You can expect five or six class options each week, suitable for all ages.

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Second Fridays

August 9 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1812 West Main Street
Richmond,VA23220
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A night of art-making. First-come, first-serve sign-ups for these one-night art classes start at 5:00 p.m. in the lobby. You can expect five or six class options each week, suitable for all ages.

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CarMax $1 Family Night

August 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Children’s Museum of Richmond, Downtown, 2626 W. Broad Street
Richmond,VA23220
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Museum admission is only $1 per person every 2nd Friday of the month. Presented by Carmax.

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5:30 pm

Westchester Concert Series

August 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Westchester Commons Shopping Center, 15786 WC Main Street
Midlothian,VA23113
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Free

Longtime RVA favorite, Spectrum, performs at the Concert Field. Benefits Autism Society Central Virginia. Food and cold beverages will be for sale.

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6:00 pm

Parents Night Out

August 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Triangle Rock Club Richmond, 4700 Thalbro St
Richmond,VA23230United States
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Participants will get to climb, enjoy dinner, and make a small craft to take home. Preregistration is highly recommended as space is limited. For youth ages 4 and up (participants must be able to independently use the restroom). All participants…

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7:00 pm

Fridays on the Patio

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Swim Force Meet (Quarterly Swim Meet)

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Goldfish Swim School, 9782 Gayton Road
Richmond,VA23238United States
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Free

Ever wondered what a non-competitive Swim Meet looks like? Have a kiddo that loves swimming but not the early morning meets at a cold outdoor summer pool? Here is a solution come in to watch the Goldfish swimmers compete in…

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7:30 pm

SPARC presents William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

August 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
SPARC: School of Performing Arts in the Richmond Community, 2106 N Hamilton St Ste A
Richmond,VA23230United States
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Shakespeare’s hilarious tale of unrequited love crackles with quick wit and gender-bending hijinks. Stranded on the coast of Illyria, Viola assumes the disguise of a page boy for Duke Orsino and finds herself at the center of an explosive love…

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Who’s Awake? A Family Night Hike

August 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Maymont, Nature Center, 2201 Shields Lake Drive
Richmond,VA23220
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Ever wonder who stays awake while you sleep? Meet some of Maymont’s nighttime residents and learn about their nocturnal adaptations through experiments, games and a hike of the grounds. Register online by August 8th.

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8:00 pm

Movies in the Park

August 9 @ 8:00 pm
Humphrey Calder, 414 N. Thompson St + Google Map
Free

Bring your refreshments, blankets, and chairs, and enjoy Ralph Breaks the Internet. 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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