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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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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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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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Flying Squirrels

August 16 - August 24
The Diamond, 3001 N Boulevard
Richmond,VA23230
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Support the Flying Squirrels versus Harrisburg and Erie in this home stand.

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10:30 am

The Backpack Storyteller: Dragons

August 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Free

What’s in her backpack? Why, stories, of course. The Backpack Storyteller, Deborah Alsko, presents tales of mermaids. Grades K through 5. Registration begins July 5.

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Family Time

August 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Children’s Museum of Richmond, Short Pump, 11800 West Broad Street
Richmond,VA23233
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Back to school time can be a stressful time for the entire family. Come out with your little one(s), and de-stress with a fun, fine motor strengthening activity.

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4:00 pm

Teen Wellness

August 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Goochland Library, 3075 River Road West
Goochland,VA23063
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Free

Tisha Michelle leads a mindful meditation session for teens: practice self-acceptance and pick up useful stress management techniques. Snacks provided by Friends of the Goochland Library.

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5:00 pm

Science After Dark: Play Dough Night

August 16 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond,VA23220United States
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See what you can create with hundreds of pounds of play dough. Learn how to make your own play dough. Keep the fun going at 6:30 and 7:15 p.m. in the all-live Cosmic Expedition; space is limited to the first…

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7:00 pm

Fridays on the Patio

August 16 @ 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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Fridays on the Patio

August 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
James River Cellars Winery, 11008 Washington Hwy
Glen Allen,VA23059United States
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$

Featuring local bands and food trucks. Tastings and wine will be available for purchase in the Tasting Room.

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8:00 pm

Movies in the Park

August 16 @ 8:00 pm
Forest Hill Park, New Kent Ave & 42nd Street
Richmond,VA23225
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Free

Bring your refreshments, blankets, and chairs, and enjoy Mary Poppins Returns. 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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