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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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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 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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Buzz’n and Weav’n

August 17 - August 18
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg,VA23803
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A weekend of bees and fuzzy animals as the Park covers topics such as the techniques and methods of beekeeping, the importance of pollinators in gardens, how to create honey mead, the many uses of sheep, and how to weave…

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My Jurassic Adventure

August 17 - August 18
Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E Laburnum Ave
Richmond,VA23222
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The main exhibit features 50 life size ultra-realistic dinosaurs in their natural habitat.

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9:00 am

Boot Camp for New Dads Class

August 17 @ 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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Leadersport Football Skills Academy

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Meadowbrook High School, 4901 Cogbill Rd
Richmond,VA23234
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Free

This summer program is intended to help high school football players develop mentally and athletically so that they have the ability to lead on and off the field. Each camper receives a free lunch, camp t-shirt, and other giveaway items.…

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Leadersport Soccer Skills Academy

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Meadowbrook High School, 4901 Cogbill Rd
Richmond,VA23234
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Free

This summer program is intended to help high school soccer players develop mentally and athletically so that they have the ability to lead on and off the court. Each camper receives a free lunch, camp t-shirt and other giveaway items.…

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Rabies Clinic

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Henrico County Administration Building, 4301 East Parham Road
Henrico,VA23228
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Registration and payment are done first inside the Administration building at the Cashiers office. Then you proceed to veterinarian on the first level of the parking deck adjacent to the Administration Building. Henrico County dog licenses will be available. The…

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Buzz’n & Weav’n

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg,VA23803
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Celebrate National Honey Bee Day and pay homage to beekeepers whose labors insure that we have bees to pollinate crops while also exploring the art of hand spinning natural fibers from animals over the centuries.

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Toddler Time

August 17 @ 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 17 @ 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

In partnership with Walmart, the Children's Museum of Richmond is pleased to offer free admission for emergency medical technicians, firefighters, law enforcement, military, veterans and their immediate families every Saturday through August 31.

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10:00 am

RVA Small Business Market

August 17 @ 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 17 @ 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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Enslaved Africans to Virginia Planters: The Complex Journey of the 1619 First Africans

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Rd
Chester,VA23836
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In August 1619, a Portuguese ship transporting enslaved Africans bound for Mexico was hijacked by the English and arrived at Point Comfort, Virginia. Henricus interpreters will present and demonstrate through lectures and living history the circumstances, myths, and realities of…

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Ready Jet Go Day

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Richmond, Downtown, 2626 W. Broad Street
Richmond,VA23220
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Jet off into space with PBS's favorite alien, Jet Propulsion of Ready Jet Go!

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WE CARE Festival 2019

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hotchkiss Field, 701 E. Brookland Park Blvd + Google Map
Free

The 13th annual community-focused festival celebrates health, wellness, education, and resident empowerment. Family-friendly activities, including face painting and haircuts for children, along with a car and bike show. Richmond Public School students can receive free book bags and supplies. Comedian…

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10:30 am

Figures of Freedom Downtown Walking Tour

August 17 @ 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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Personal Preparedness: Medical Reserve Corps

August 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Mechanicsville Library, 7461 Sherwood Crossing Place
Mechanicsville,VA23111
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Free

Ages 14 and older, are you prepared if disaster strikes? The Medical Reserve Corps of Chickahominy and Henrico will talk about types of disasters and how to protect yourself and your family. Learn about food and water safety, how to…

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11:00 am

Stories at the Museum

August 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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Enjoy a group reading of a history-themed book and a craft activity.

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Swat: Spun, Warped, and Twisted

August 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Learn about the process of spinning, and the fibers used, including cotton, flax and wools. Try spinning wool with a drop spindle. Speaker Mike Grant has been spinning for over six decades.

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BIG Taco Festival

August 17 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Hanover Vegetable Farm, 13580 Ashland Rd
Ashland,23005
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A family fun day full of great food (including tacos of course), drinks, and music. There will also be bounce houses for the kids and a cornhole tournament for anyone looking for some fun competition. The cornhole tournament will begin…

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Girl Scouts Mega Recruitment

August 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Free

If you have a girl that is interested in Girl Scouts or if you would like to volunteer as a leader come learn about what it takes and join Girl Scouts. Any girl in grades K through 12 can join…

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1:00 pm

Wild West Escape Room

August 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ettrick-Matoaca Library, 4501 River Road
South Chesterfield,VA23803
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Free

A poisonous snake has bitten a settler! Work together to find the antidote and escape the room before it’s too late. Registration begins August 3.

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2:00 pm

Leadersport Basketball Skills Academy

August 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Meadowbrook High School, 4901 Cogbill Rd
Richmond,VA23234
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Free

This summer program is intended to help high school basketball players develop mentally and athletically so that they have the ability to lead on and off the court. Each camper receives a free lunch, camp t-shirt, and other giveaway items.…

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Leadersport Volleyball Skills Academy

August 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Meadowbrook High School, 4901 Cogbill Rd
Richmond,VA23234
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Free

This summer program is intended to help high school volleyball players develop mentally and athletically so that they have the ability to lead on and off the court. Each camper receives a free lunch, camp t-shirt, and other giveaway items.…

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3:00 pm

Family “Drive-in” Movie Matinée

August 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Atlee Library, 9161 Atlee Road
Mechanicsville,VA23116
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Free

Ages 5 and up, bring a box big enough to sit in and make-your-own-car craft, followed by a full-length family movie. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

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7:00 pm

Richmond Kickers

August 17 @ 7:00 pm
City Stadium, 3201 Maplewood Ave
Richmond,VA23221
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Support the Kickers versus Toronto FC II.

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8:00 pm

Scott Wichmann: Mr. Showtime

August 17 @ 8:00 pm
The Tin Pan, 8981 Quioccasin Rd
Richmond,VA23229
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Talented singer performs standards from the great American songbook.

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Ignite

August 17 @ 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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