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It’s All Relative: Richmond Families (1616-2016)

March 1 - June 18
The Valentine, 1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States

What defines a Richmond family? This exhibit explores the changing definition and composition on of what makes a family in our Richmond community over the past five centuries.

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One Love: LGBT Families

March 1 - September 4
The Valentine, 1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States

This exhibition questions the traditional definition of a family through portraits of LGBT families in the Richmond region. Sponsored by Altria Group, Virginia is for Lovers, Capital One, Richmond Region Tourism, and Michael Simon Photography.

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Free

The Rachel Lambert Mellon Collection of Jean Schlumberger

March 1 - June 18
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States

This exhibition of 145 works from one of the most stunning public collections of jewelry and objects by Jean Schlumberger celebrates the creativity of this legendary 20th-century designer and the inspiration he found in the natural world.

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Free

Sara D. November Gallery Opening

March 1 - March 9
Weinstein JCC, 5403 Monument Ave
Richmond, VA United States

Patrons and community members will get to experience beautiful, whimsical works from the children of the Center. This show will run through March 9.

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Toys of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s

March 1 - September 5
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220

Gumby. Barbie. Slinky. Mr. Potato Head. Wham-O. Spirograph. Hot Wheels. Experience the toys and their stories through three imagined living rooms that bring the decades back to life. ($, Free for members)  

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Free

The Landscape Architecture Legacy of Dan Kiley

March 1 - March 31
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220

During his extensive career, he worked with equally significant architects, including Eero Saarinen, Louis Kahn, and I.M. Pei, to create internationally acknowledged design icons.

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Violet

March 1 - March 11
Theatre Gym at The Virginia Rep Center, 114 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220

A young woman, Violet, dreams of miraculous transformation through the power of faith. Presented in Association with the Acts of Faith Festival. Presented by Cadence Theatre Company, in partnership with Virginia Rep.

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

March 1 - March 11
Weinstein JCC, 5403 Monument Ave
Richmond, VA United States

The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Presented by Jewish Family Theatre. (Photo by Tom Topinka)

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Richmond International Film Festival

See inspiring and award-winning documentaries, short films, and other productions exploring immigration, health issues, humanitarian concerns, and more – from the U.S. and abroad.  

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Dancing Lessons

March 1 - April 9
Virginia Rep at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road
Hanover, 23069

Ever, an awkward professor with Asperger’s Syndrome, seeks dancing lessons from his neighbor, Senga, an out of commission Broadway dancer. As the unlikely relationship unfolds, the two make hilarious and heartwarming discoveries about themselves and each other.

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Free

Read Across America

March 2
Varina Library, 1875 New Market Road
Henrico, VA 23231

Come celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday. Games, crafts, and lots of reading all day long.

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Ongoing
Free

Rudy Shepherd: We are all Trayvon Martin

March 1 @ 11:00 am - March 25 @ 5:00 pm
1708 Gallery, 319 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220 United States

Shepherd’s paintings and drawings investigate current events: deceased pop culture icons, politicians, and both criminals and victims of crime.

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10:00 am
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Toddler Time: Down on the Farm

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am
Maymont*, Maymont Mansion, 1700 Hampton Street
Richmond, VA 23220

Each session includes a story, craft, and a visit with one of Maymont’s animals. For ages 1 to 4; adult must accompany child. Register by March 1. Continues, Thursdays March 9, 16, and 23, 10:00 a.m.- 10:45 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.  

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Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Celebration

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Richmond, Central, 2626 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220

Come celebrate the 113th birthday of Dr. Seuss. Special story times and character appearances throughout the day.

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11:00 am
Free

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Party

March 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
King & Queen Library, 396 Newtown Road
St. Stephen's Church, VA 23148

Celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday at the library. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library.

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12:00 pm
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Banner Lecture

March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220

Marcia Zug will deliver a lecture entitled “Lonely Colonist Seeks Wife: Rediscovering the History of America’s First Mail-Order Brides.” Today, mail-order brides are usually assumed to be desperate and exploited women. However, the history of the Jamestown mail-order brides casts doubt on that. ($, Free for Members)

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3:30 pm
Free

It’s a Seuss-a-palooza!

March 2 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Glen Allen Library, 10501 Staples Mill Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060 United States

You will have "lots of good fun that is funny" with stories, silly games, and colorful crafts. Wear wacky colors, sport a Cindy Lou hairdo, or dress like your favorite character for a prize.

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Free

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration

March 2 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Hull Street Library, 1400 Hull Street
Richmond, VA 23224

A story, film, games, and snacks to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss.

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4:00 pm
Free

A Very Seussical Birthday Party

March 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
North Park Library, 8508 Franconia Rd.
Henrico, VA 23227

Celebrate Dr Seuss's birthday with crafts, games, and fun for the whole family.

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6:30 pm
Free

Dr. Seuss Night

March 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

It's Dr. Seuss's birthday. Come celebrate, have fun galore: stories, games, a craft, and more.

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Free

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Party

March 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Upper King William Library, 694-J Sharon Road
King William, VA 23086

A special evening story time celebrating Dr. Seuss, with special guest readers from Cool Spring Primary School, Media Specialist Mrs. Joy Washington and First Grade Teacher Mrs. Suzi Sherman. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Upper King William Library.

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Free

Romancing The Land

March 2 @ 6:30 pm - April 6 @ 6:00 pm
Bella Arte Gallery, 3734 Winterfield Rd
Midlothian, VA 23113

In these paintings Mr. Biviano seeks the Divine in Nature. Several of the paintings in this show have recently come back from touring museums out west. Mr. Biviano will address the anomalies of strange lights and atmospheric lumens that often find their way into his art at opening reception.

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7:30 pm
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Dianne Reeves

March 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond*, 28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173

Reeves, jazz vocalist with Peter Martin, piano; Romero Lubambo, guitar; Reginald Veal, bass, and Terreon Gully, drums  

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