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Date published: 12/30/2012


Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW, Jayme Stone's Room of Wonders, award winning banjoist performs music inspired by folk traditions, Jan. 10, 8 p.m.; Adam Mansbach, best-selling author, Jan. 15, 7 p.m. 202/785-9727; wpas.org.


Mount Vernon

George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Historic Documents Display. Features George Washington's annotated copy of Acts of Congress. Through Feb. 18. 703/780-2000, mountvernon.org.


Cat Theatre, 319 N. Wilkinson Road, Henrico, The 13th of Paris. Charming, theatrical romantic comedy. Jan. 18-Feb. 3. 804/262-9760; cattheatre .com.

Henley Street Theatre, Richmond Center Stage, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe. Through Dec. 31. 600 E. Grace St., 800/514-3949; henleystreetheatre .org.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., Dominion GardenFest of Lights, through Jan. 7, 5-10 p.m., weekly activities include caroling, crafts, music; GardenFest for Fidos, Jan. 3, 5-10 p.m., leashed pet allowed, $2 admission benefits Richmond SPCA. 804/262-9887.

Maymont, 2201 Shields Lake Drive, Maymont Mansion Holiday Tours. Through Jan. 6. Noon to 5 p.m. $5. 804/358-7166, ext. 310.

Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St., Polar Express, IMAX Film, through Jan. 23; Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World, through Jan. 6. 804/864-1400, smv.org.

Virginia Historical Society, 428 N. Boulevard, An Artist's Story: Civil War Drawings by Edwin Forbes, through Jan. 7; End of an Era: The Photography of Jack Jeffers, through Jan. 28; For the Love of Beauty: The Collection of Lora and Claiborne Robins, through Feb. 11. 804/358-4901; vahistorical.org.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Blvd., Chihuly at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Features 3,000-lb. glass chandelier, more. Through Feb. 20. 804/340-1400; vmfa.museum.



Petersburg National Battlefield, Eastern Front Visitor Center, Civil War Artillery Demonstration. Pegram's Company of Virginia Light Artillery will demonstrate firing of a reproduction 12-pounder Napoleon cannon. Dec. 30, 1-4:30 p.m. 804/732-3571; nps.gov/pete.

Petersburg National Battlefield, Gen. Grant's Headquarters Unit, 1001 Pecan Ave., Epps Plantation, 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Program features guided tours of Eppes Plantation, with focus on African-Americans who worked for the Eppes family. Visitors will also learn about role of U.S. Colored Troops and freed Blacks. Jan. 5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 804/732-3571; nps.gov/pete.


Colonial Williamsburg, Colonial Williamsburg's Holiday Season. Through Jan. 1. 800/HISTORY.

Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center, Colonial Parkway, A Colonial Christmas, features 17th- and 18th-century holiday traditions, special tours, interpretive programs, music, gallery exhibits, more, through Dec. 31; A Colonial Christmas With Music, through Dec. 31, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 757/253-4838.

--Compiled by Peggy Carlson

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