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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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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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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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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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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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Richmond Jazz Festival

August 10 - August 11
Maymont, 2201 Shields Lake Drive
Richmond,VA23220
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This year’s schedule includes some of the world’s biggest names in jazz, R&B, funk, soul, and hip hop.

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9:00 am

Boot Camp for New Dads Class

August 10 @ 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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Toddler Time

August 10 @ 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 10 @ 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

Free admission for emergency medical technicians, firefighters, law enforcement, military, veterans and their immediate families is presented by Walmart. Must show badge or qualifying ID at check-in. Does not apply to group visits or field trips.

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10:00 am

The Kids’ Club

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
West Broad Village, 3950 Wild Goose Lane
Glen Allen,VA23060United States
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Free

Activities focused on development, health, and fun where you'll spend the perfect afternoon with your little one. The club is complimentary and on a first come first serve basis.

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RVA Small Business Market

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Stony Point Fashion Park, 9200 Stony Point Parkway
Richmond,VA23235
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Free

Shop those vendors, from all around Richmond, who transformed from hobbyists to small business owners. Featuring food, art, music, beauty, health & wellness, crafts, and more. Located in space 189.

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Secret Quest Saturdays for Kids

August 10 @ 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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Fairytale Fun Day

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Richmond, Downtown, 2626 W. Broad Street
Richmond,VA23220
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$

Discover a world of wonder as your family explores fairytales and folklore from cultures all across the world and meets REAL princesses.

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Dolley Madison

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Magnolia Grange House Museum, 10020 Iron Bridge Road
Chesterfield,VA23832
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Free

Dale Sayers will honor the life of Dolley Madison with a dramatic representation of the first lady in recognition of her passing 170 years ago. Magnolia Grange House Museum

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10:30 am

Figures of Freedom Downtown Walking Tour

August 10 @ 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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The Legacy of Gilbert Klingel: Man of Steel

August 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road
Stratford,VA22558
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Klingel was a self-taught naturalist and explorer who spent his life studying the Chesapeake Bay. Special film viewing and panel discussion.

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S.T.E.M. Big Hero 6

August 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Gayton Library, 10600 Gayton Road
Henrico,VA23238
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Free

Grades K through 5 combine your skills with those of Big Hero 6's friendly robots. Explore themes of science and engineering in hopes to save the world.

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Paper Airplanes in the Library

August 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Hanover Library, 7527 Library Drive
Hanover,VA23069
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Free

Let your imagination take flight as we make and fly paper airplanes in the library. STEAM focused activity- bring your brain for some exercise. Snacks provided by the Hanover Branch Library Friends.

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1:00 pm

Pete the Cat

August 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Atlee Library, 9161 Atlee Road
Mechanicsville,VA23116
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Free

Ages 3 to 10, join your friend, Pete the Cat, for a rockin’ good time with back-to-school stories, activities, and a craft. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

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2:00 pm

SPARC presents William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

August 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 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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Confetti: Community Conversations Series-Building a Culture of Health

August 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Black History Museum of Virginia, 122 W. Leigh Street
Richmond,VA
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Free

Good health requires us all to transform health in our communities. The goal of these sessions is to inspire and prepare attendees to tackle health challenges in our community by equipping them with resources, new strategies, and a holistic understanding…

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5:00 pm

Cider Under the Stars

August 10 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Stony Point Fashion Park, 9200 Stony Point Parkway
Richmond,VA23235
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An amazing evening of local Virginia ciders, regional ciders, music, food and fun, all in a beautiful outdoor setting.

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7:00 pm

Moana Sing-A-Long

August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road
Henrico,VA23075
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Free

Help Moana see how far she’ll go by singing along to your favorite songs from this critically acclaimed movie. Wear your favorite Disney costume and clothing to get into the spirit and get a special prize.

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7:30 pm

SPARC presents William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

August 10 @ 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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8:00 pm

Ignite

August 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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