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April 2017

WaterPlay at Lewis Ginter

April 15 - September 30

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Ave
Richmond, VA 23228
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During warm spring, summer, and fall days, Water Play the Children’s Garden is the coolest place to be!  Bring or wear your bathing suit and water shoes to enjoy the gentle water sprays.  Don’t forget a towel and remember that swimming diapers are required for those not potty-trained. Water Play is operational when the air temperature is 70 degrees or higher. Weekends:   April 15 – Sept 25, 9 – 4:45 p.m. Weekdays: Spring Hours: April 17 through June 9,…

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May 2017

Wild Art: A Journey Off-Canvas

May 26 @ 9:00 am - October 1 @ 5:00 pm

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Ave
Richmond, VA 23228
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May 26 – October 1, 2017, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, plus extended summer hours on Thursday nights until 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5 Richmond’s art scene comes alive throughout Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s 50 acres of cultivated landscape, where regional artists entwine art and nature to spark a new way of interacting with the natural world. In addition to the featured works of art, keep an eye out for pop-up ephemeral art made from fallen petals, leaves,…

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July 2017

Washington: The Myths and the Man

July 31 - October 15

Virginia Historical Society
428 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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Free

Following his death in 1799, George Washington seemed “above the clouds,” to paraphrase the general’s most popular biographer, Mason Locke Weems. The glorification of Washington continued for more than a century, culminating in the romanticized and popular history paintings of the Philadelphia artist Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1863–1930). These canvases present a remarkably appealing and virtuous figure but provide limited reliable information about the “Father” of our country. This exhibition presents 13 original paintings by Ferris along with 17 historical…

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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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15th Annual National Arts Program Exhibit

September 8 @ 10:00 am - October 13 @ 7:00 pm

Pine Camp Arts and Community Center
4901 Old Brook Rd
Richmond, VA 23227
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Free

The National Arts Program Foundation in support and cooperation with the City of Richmond / Richmond Public Schools employees and immediate family give all artists, at all skill levels an opportunity to exhibit their work in a professional manner and to compete for cash prizes. The group exhibit opens Friday September 8 through October 13, is judged by professional artists and visual art professionals in Amateur, Intermediate, Professional and Youth/Teen classifications. The group exhibit features over 200 works of art submitted…

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Woman In Black

September 14 @ 8:00 pm - October 21 @ 10:00 pm

Swift Creek Mill Theatre
17401 Jefferson Davis Hwy
South Chesterfield , VA 23834
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The power of storytelling is on full display in this theatrical spine-chiller about the woman in black who haunts the neighborhood where her child was killed. Anyone who sees her dies! This show has been running in London for 27 years, and only a select few American theatres have been granted license to produce it – including Swift Creek Mill Theatre! The British press said it right: “Don’t go unless you like being scared out of your wits!” “A truly nerve-shredding experience!” “The chills are irresistibly effective… a delicious…

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Driving Miss Daisy

September 15 - October 1

The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
2880 Mountain Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060
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A drama by Alfred Uhry. Directed by Richard Koch. Taking place in the deep South in 1948 just prior to the civil rights movement, this is a warmhearted, humorous and affecting study of the unlikely relationship between an aging, crotchety white Southern lady and a proud, soft-spoken black man. Having recently demolished another car, Daisy Wertham, a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow is informed by her son that henceforth she must rely on the services of a chauffeur. This winner of the…

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Shakespeare in Love (September 15-October 8)

September 15 @ 8:00 pm - October 8 @ 8:00 pm

Virginia Repertory Theatre
114 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE September 15-October 8, 2017 Virginia Rep’s November Theatre Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall Disguised identities and a clandestine love affair inspire a young Will Shakespeare to pen the greatest love story of all time. Based on the Oscar-winning film, this delightful comedy of Shakespearean proportions reimagines the romance between the writer and his muse. Approximately 2 hours with intermission. CAST Viola de Lesseps - Betsy…

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