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Back to the '80s: Concert & Exhibit Opening

Saturday, November 18, 7:00pm10:00pm
Adults $29 to $55
Virginia Historical Society
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DeLorean car in front of Virginia Historical SocietyGrab your friends and your fave pair of kicks and join us at the Virginia Historical Society for Back to the ’80s: Concert & Exhibit Opening.

Part concert, part costume party, you don’t want to miss this chance to wear your raddest ’80s outfit and help us celebrate the opening of our new exhibition, A Material World: Photographs of the 1980s from the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

The 411

  • The high-energy “Kids in America” ’80s tribute band will kick off the main event at 8:30 p.m.

  • Wear your boldest ’80s outfit and accessories for a chance to win our “Totally ’80s Costume Contest”

  • Chance to win a ride around the block in a real DeLorean

  • A special ’80s-themed cocktail created by local mixologists Mattias Hägglund and Thomas Leggett of The Jasper

  • Access to all museum galleries, including complimentary admission to Toys of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s

VIP Reception and Exhibition Viewing — 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

General Admission — 8:30 to 10:00 p.m.


VIP Tickets: $49 per person before October 31 or $55 after October 31

General Admission: $29 per person before October 31 or $35 after October 31

Advance tickets are on sale for VHS members through October 9. Tickets will go on sale to the public on October 10.

Pre-registration is strongly recommended. This event will likely sell out. You may register online or contact Matt Weber at mweber@vahistorical.org or at 804.342.9658.

All guests must be 21 years old to attend.

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