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February 2021

Virginia Arcadia: The Natural Bridge in American Art

February 6 - August 1

VMFA presents Virginia Arcadia: The Natural Bridge in American Art. Explore the artistic legacy of an iconic natural wonder. Depicted and celebrated for centuries, the Natural Bridge is the Shenandoah Valley’s breathtaking centerpiece—a towering, primeval witness to human history and timeless muse. The free exhibition examines its image in paintings, prints, decorative arts, photography and more. Featured artists include Frederic Church, David Johnson, Edward Hicks, and many others.

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March 2021

$8 – $14

M&T Bank RESTORE: The Healing Power of Nature

March 31 @ 9:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm

NOW – OCTOBER 31, 2021 We will celebrate the spring season with thousands and thousands of flowering cherries, daffodils, tulips and other springtime favorites. We have planted more than 33,000 spring bulbs this year! Throughout the seasons, look for educational displays highlighting native plants and insects, water, ephemeral art and much more. Enjoy the sweet sounds of nature. Feel the gentle breezes take flight through the trees. Breathe deeply in the fresh forest air. Smell newly opened blooms and earthy…

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April 2021

Free

Birdies for Charity presented by TowneBank

April 13 - October 24

Birdies for Charity presented by TowneBank is a fundraising platform, operating in conjunction with the Dominion Energy Charity Classic, that gives charitable organizations the opportunity to receive a 10% bonus on charitable contributions. Participating charities will receive all donations collected on their behalf, minus credit card fees for online donations, plus the additional 10% in various payment distributions throughout the year. All bonus funds will be included in the December distribution. (Maximum bonus of $10,000 per charity; $125,000 for the…

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Free

Birdies for Charity presented by TowneBank

April 13 @ 8:00 am - October 24 @ 11:59 pm

Birdies for Charity presented by TowneBank is back! Register now to receive a 10% bonus on charitable contributions.  Birdies for Charity presented by TowneBank is a fundraising platform, operating in conjunction with the Dominion Energy Charity Classic, a PGA TOUR Champions playoff event, that gives charitable organizations the opportunity to receive a 10% bonus on charitable contributions. Participating charities will receive all gifts collected on their behalf, minus credit card fees, plus the additional 10% in three payments throughout the…

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May 2021

$8 – $14

THE SECRET LIVES OF BUGS NATIVE INVERTEBRATE MICRO EXHIBIT

May 11 @ 10:00 am - October 31 @ 2:00 pm

Included with regular Garden admission. Advanced online tickets are required. Saturday – Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., now through October. Secret Lives of Bugs! Have you ever wondered what a baby dragonfly looks like? Or where butterflies go in the rain? Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to learn the answers to these questions and more, as we reveal the secret lives of bugs! The Garden features an educational display of live insects and other invertebrates, highlighting the fascinating life…

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The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse

May 22 @ 8:00 am - September 6 @ 5:00 pm

The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse, organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, investigates the aesthetic impulses of early 20th-century Black culture that have proved ubiquitous to the southern region of the United States. The exhibition chronicles the pervasive sonic and visual parallels that have served to shape the contemporary landscape, and looks deeply into the frameworks of landscape, religion, and the Black body—deep meditative repositories of thought and expression. Within the visual expression,…

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The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse

May 22 @ 8:00 am - September 6 @ 5:00 pm

The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse, organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, investigates the aesthetic impulses of early 20th-century Black culture that have proved ubiquitous to the southern region of the United States. The exhibition chronicles the pervasive sonic and visual parallels that have served to shape the contemporary landscape, and looks deeply into the frameworks of landscape, religion, and the Black body—deep meditative repositories of thought and expression. Within the visual expression,…

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June 2021

$14

M&T Bank RESTORE

June 15 @ 9:00 am - October 31 @ 2:00 pm

Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to experience 50 acres of cultivated gardens, woodland paths and wild spaces along with the interconnectedness of people, plants and water. Restore yourself through the healing power of nature.

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$14

The Secret Life of Bugs

June 15 @ 10:00 am - October 31 @ 2:00 pm

Have you ever wondered what a baby dragonfly looks like? Or where butterflies go in the rain? Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to learn the answers to these questions and more, as we reveal the secret lives of bugs!

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July 2021

$185.00

Storytelling: An Act of Memory, Imagination and Vision

July 6 @ 8:00 am - August 10 @ 5:00 pm

This course seeks to familiarize participants with the art of storytelling to build competent storytellers. This course will not prioritize writing a story, but instead hopes to guide the artist through the features of creating a well-structured and enticing adventure that demands attention!

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$99

Craft Beer Essentials Online

July 23 @ 6:00 pm - July 30 @ 8:00 pm

In this virtual course, you will learn about the types and styles of craft beer, the history of each, and the regional history of craft beer. The course will be offered via Zoom, and you will be provided with a shopping list of beers to purchase, if you’d like to take part in the opportunity to taste a variety of types and styles of beer. After two evenings, you will walk away with a new understanding and love for craft…

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$5 – $14

WEDNESDAYS ALFRESCO

July 28 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Escape to a garden paradise on Wednesday nights May 12th to August 25th. Bring your friends or bring a date! Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has more than 50 acres of fresh air, fragrant blooms and cool evening breezes—perfect for a special night out. Food and drink are available for purchase online or in person at the Robins Tea House. Online orders are nonrefundable. Outside food is not allowed to be brought into the Garden. If ordering online from the Garden,…

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$8 – $14

FLOWERS AFTER 5

July 29 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Relax on Thursday evenings June through September at Flowers After 5. Stroll through the gardens; listen to relaxing live music, and enjoy food and drinks available online. Please note advance online tickets are required. Tickets are online-only (no walk-ups.) The Garden is open until 9 p.m.; music is from 5-8 p.m. and online food sales end at 8 p.m. Please see our website for the full musical lineup.

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$20

Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” at the Louisa Arts Center!

July 30 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

“But, soft, what light through yonder window breaks?” It’s Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet LIVE at the Louisa Arts Center! This fast-paced, high-energy production tells the classic story of star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet like you’ve never seen it before! Watch as five actors bring to life 25 unique characters, shifting on a dime between falling in love and fighting to the death! This performance is presented to you by the Starling Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the Louisa Arts Center.…

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August 2021

Free

VAFRE Virtual Lunch-In: Using Social Media as a Fundraising Arm to Turn Your Supporters into Advocates

August 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Social media can be an extremely useful tool for sharing information with supporters or alumni about needs and successes, as well as events and projects. But how do you use social media to build fundraising? Carlos Bernate, Communications Coordinator of Sacred Heart Center, explains the capabilities and advantages of using social media—not necessarily as a fundraising platform, but as a tool to help your fundraising efforts become successes. Working together with his Director of Development, Elaine Hinckle, he’ll explain how…

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Free

Caregivers Support Group Meeting

August 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This is a monthly, virtual support group for caregivers of persons with a brain injury.

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$8 – $14

FLOWERS AFTER 5

August 5 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Relax on Thursday evenings June through September at Flowers After 5. Stroll through the gardens; listen to relaxing live music, and enjoy food and drinks available online. Please note advance online tickets are required. Tickets are online-only (no walk-ups.) The Garden is open until 9 p.m.; music is from 5-8 p.m. and online food sales end at 8 p.m. Please see our website for the full musical lineup.

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$10

Hot Models in Bikinis THE DINNER PARTY

August 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

You are cordially invited to a sketch comedy show full of mystery, romance, and crab. Your hosts, Hot Models in Bikinis, will serve up steaming hot courses of nuanced perspectives. We’ll discuss sophisticated topics like whether a fart is a good reason to call the police and what Shrek thinks is worth his investment. ​ Listen, we’re not just hot and funny. We’re also humanitarians! So we’re working with Mutual Aid Distribution (MAD RVA) to support our community. Bring your…

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$15

Toddler Time: Out and About

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Tie on your sneakers, strap the kids in a stroller or backpack and join us on a walk through Maymont. Along the way, we’ll stop and explore our senses of touch, smell and hearing with a variety of short activities. Ages 18 months-4 years; adult must accompany child.

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$15

The Whiskey Rebellion

August 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Whiskey Rebellion presents Grateful Dead Night Mon Aug 9 @ 7:30pm $10 advance / $15 day of Richmond’s THE WHISKEY REBELLION performs a bluegrass tribute celebrating the music of The Grateful Dead.

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Free

Across the Rainbow: Moving from Disparities to Equity in LGBTQ+ Health

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Wright Center’s Health Equity Series is a quarterly exploration and community discussion of health disparities with collaborating partners locally, in Virginia and nationwide. Join expert guests as they present on the latest research, listen to attendees and plan a way forward – through community-engaged research and increased awareness for all. You’re invited to participate this August, as our collaborating partners provide information on advances, gaps and shared resources concerning minority health research. Join our speakers as they discuss health…

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$20

Wetland Wednesdays

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Dive in and learn about the small creatures living in the stream that runs through Maymont’s grounds and exhibits. This hands-on, exploratory program occurs outside, weather permitting; dress appropriately for the weather and be ready to get your hands dirty!

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$5 – $14

WEDNESDAYS ALFRESCO

August 11 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Escape to a garden paradise on Wednesday nights May 12th to August 25th. Bring your friends or bring a date! Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has more than 50 acres of fresh air, fragrant blooms and cool evening breezes—perfect for a special night out. Food and drink are available for purchase online or in person at the Robins Tea House. Online orders are nonrefundable. Outside food is not allowed to be brought into the Garden. If ordering online from the Garden,…

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$8 – $14

FIDOS AFTER 5

August 12 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tickets for Fidos After 5 will be limited and timed tickets will be required for all guests, including members. The Garden partners with the Richmond SPCA for Fidos After 5 on these special nights (only): June 10 & 24, July 8 & 22, August 12 & 26, September 9 & 23 where leashed dogs are allowed. Suggested $2 “pet admission” benefits Richmond SPCA. All dogs must be leashed (no retractable leashes) and current on rabies vaccinations. Please visit our website…

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Free

Back 2 School Drive – Hope For Learning Foundation

August 13 - August 14

2 days back to school drive for donation drop off. Drop off: backpacks, notebooks, folders, pencils, crayons, pens, glue sticks, paper etc. Monetary donations are accepted and welcomed. Donations go to underprivileged kids in title 1 schools in Chesterfield, Richmond and Henrico.

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$25

Who’s Awake? A Family Night Hike

August 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Ever wonder who stays awake while you sleep? Meet some of Maymont’s nighttime residents and learn about their nocturnal adaptations before and during a hike of the grounds! Owls, frogs and many other creatures of the dark will help shed some light onto their mysterious ways. Ages 4 and older; adult must accompany children ages 18 and under.

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Free

STATEWIDE Virtual Support Group for Persons with Brain Injury and Family Caregivers

August 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A monthly, online support group available to anyone in Virginia who has experienced a brain injury and anyone in Virginia who is a family member and caregiver for a person with a brain injury.

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Free

VCU OCPE 3rd Wednesdays Series – Protecting and Empowering VCU Research Participants – FREE!

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

3rd Wednesdays FREE Community Series Have you ever considered volunteering for a research study? Join us to learn more about what human research is, how the VCU Institutional Review Board (IRB) helps to oversee research and keep participants safe (including in COVID-19 research studies), and what you can do to be a savvy and informed research participant. Presenters: Nyssa Towsley, MS, CIP, Human Subjects Protection Education & Outreach Manager and Stacy West, MS, CASR, CIP, Reliance Agreement Specialist, VCU All…

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$33

THE ZOMBIE LIFE

August 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

world premiere THE ZOMBIE LIFE by Chris Gavaler directed by Joan Gavaler August 18-29, 2021 The Zombie Life: A Seminar for Humans Seeking Conversion We know life is hard. When you are ready to stop searching for meaning and leave the pain behind, we are ready to help. 1. Zombies have no responsibilities. 2. Zombies feel no guilt, shame, or emotional pain of any kind. 3. Zombies don’t plan for the future. 4. Zombies are never judgmental, petty, jealous, or…

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$8 – $14

FLOWERS AFTER 5

August 19 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Relax on Thursday evenings June through September at Flowers After 5. Stroll through the gardens; listen to relaxing live music, and enjoy food and drinks available online. Please note advance online tickets are required. Tickets are online-only (no walk-ups.) The Garden is open until 9 p.m.; music is from 5-8 p.m. and online food sales end at 8 p.m. Please see our website for the full musical lineup.

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