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August 2017

The Story of Virginia

August 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018

Virginia Historical Society
428 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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Free

This newly renovated 10,500 square-foot exhibition interprets 16,000 years of Virginia history and features more than 500 artifacts, maps, letters, and diaries ranging from the earliest stone tools shaped by humans to a satellite built by high school students in 2013. Objects in the exhibition are supplemented by images from the VHS collection, soundscapes, video, and digital and hands-on interactives.

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Native American Art from the Past and Present

August 19 - November 26

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
200 N. Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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Free

Based on the notion of dialogue, Hear My Voice: Native American Art of the Past and Present explores conversations between Native American artists and their art across centuries, a continent, and 35 indigenous cultures. A total of 56 works illustrate the ways in which Native American art speaks of a shared knowledge and shared history while also being incredibly diverse in subject matter and medium. Organized into three themes, or types of dialogue, the exhibition explores how Native American artists relate to the…

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September 2017

Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch at Berkeley Plantation

September 1 - November 30
Berkeley-Plantation

Berkeley Plantation
12602 Harrison Landing Road
Charles City, VA 23030
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$

Bring the family out to Berkeley to explore the colorful autumn gardens, river shore and exhibits, pick a pumpkin and find your way through the  corn maze, all while learning Berkeley’s amazing history.  The corn maze is included in Berkeley’s regular tour admission, an additional fee is charged to take home a pumpkin.  Children's brochures and picnic area available. $12 per adult / $7 per child  (ages 6-16)  

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Virginia Jazz: The Early Years

September 19, 2017 - April 30, 2018

The Valentine
1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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$

This exhibition created by Richmond Jazz Society illuminates Virginians who made significant contributions to the development of Jazz as an American art form – from the early rhythms of the music’s birth at the turn of the 20th century to the multi-faceted vibrations leading to the music’s modern sound.

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October 2017

Victorian High Tech

October 14, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - February 17, 2018 @ 3:30 pm

Maymont
2201 Shields Lake Drive
Richmond, VA 23220
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$

When was this invented? How did that work? This special behind-the-scenes tour reveals the bells, whistles, hidden panels, knobs, tubes and other technological wonders that made Major and Mrs. Dooley’s home one of the most modern in Gilded Age Richmond. Visit Maymont Mansion and marvel at the latest up-to-date comforts of an 1890s home: electricity, central heat, indoor plumbing, telephone service, an elevator and more. $7 per person/$4 members.

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November 2017

Picture Book Month

November 1 - November 30

Varina Area Library
2001 Library Rd
Richmond, VA 23231
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Free

Join us weekly as we celebrate Children's Illustrators and the magic of picture books. Vote for your favorite titles! Registration is not required.

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The Andrew Brothers

November 9 @ 8:00 pm - December 31 @ 10:00 pm

Swift Creek Mill Theatre
17401 Jefferson Davis Hwy
South Chesterfield , VA 23834
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$

A USO performance in the south Pacific by the Andrews Sisters is in jeopardy of cancellation when they fail to appear shortly before curtain time. Luckily, three hapless stagehands are determined that the show must go on – and go on it does! This music-fest is filled to the brim with over 25 songs made famous by the Andrews Sisters, including the showstoppers “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”, “Slow Boat to China”, “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree”, and “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the…

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Mary Poppins

November 17 @ 8:00 pm - December 31 @ 4:00 pm

Virginia Repertory Theatre
114 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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$

MARY POPPINS November 17 - December 31 Virginia Rep's November Theatre 114 W. Broad Street Based on the Stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman Book by Julian Fellowes New Songs and Additional Music by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe Co-created by Cameron Mackintosh This award-winning, practically-perfect musical follows the charming Mary Poppins on an enchanting journey through the streets of London. Based on the classic…

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ICE! featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

November 18, 2017 - January 1, 2018

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745
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ICE!—our signature holiday attraction—is back with a new theme in 2017! Experience favorite scenes from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer brought to life in this walk-through winter wonderland carved from more than two million pounds of ice.  

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Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China

November 18, 2017 - March 11, 2018

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
200 N. Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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First discovered in 1974 by farmers in China,  an underground army of nearly 8,000 life-size terracotta figures is known as one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century. Discovered one mile east of the known burial site of the First Emperor of China (r. 221–210 BC), or Qin Shihuang, the terracotta army was created to accompany the emperor to the afterlife. This exhibition features ten majestic terracotta figures, including a cavalry horse, among 130 works that tell the…

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