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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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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

March 3 - March 12
The Steward School, 11600 Gayton Rd
Richmond, VA 23223

Musical theater production with a live orchestra about Belle's taming of the unfortunate Beast and his ultimate transformation back into a handsome prince.

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Richmond Home & Garden Show

March 3 - March 5
Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E Laburnum Ave
Richmond, VA 23222

Browse vendors and booths for home and gardening needs including remodeling solutions, landscaping ideas, the latest in interior design trends, furnishings, and how to make your home more environmentally friendly.  

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Movies and More

March 3 - March 4
Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road
Henrico, VA 23075

    Tickets for Jack Bourne (PG-13) are only $1 per person and can be purchased at the door. 7:00 PM, Friday 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM, Saturday  

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Seussical Jr.

March 3 - March 11
Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts, 3411 Semmes Avenue
Richmond , Virginia 23225

"Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss's best loved characters collide in this musical. Presented by PHSSA's Act ACORNingly drama troupe.

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Free

Empower Yourself Against Default and Bank On

March 4
Neighborhood Housing Services of Richmond, Inc., 2712 Chamberlayne Avenue
Richmond, VA 23222

Providing education, resources, and trustworthy assistant on programs and assistance that is available to those that are at risk, think they may be at risk, or are losing their home through a series of workshops.

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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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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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Free

Kidsignment Spring/Summer Sale

March 3 @ 9:30 am - March 4 @ 5:00 pm
Busy Bees Kidsignment, 6337 Mechanicsville Turnpike
Mechanicsville, VA 23111

A semi-annual children’s consignment sale with childcare provided. Registration to sell is open. Friday, March 3rd, 9:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Saturday, March 4th, 9 a.m.-12 P.M. Saturday, March 4th, 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., 50% off sale

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8:00 am
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Jig By the James Open Feis

March 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:59 pm
Benedictine High School, River Road
Goochland, VA

Irish dance competition for beginners through Open champ. Ceili's and solo dances along with family dances and a special hardshoe fundraiser dance.

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Spring Children’s Consignment Sale

March 4 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 9801 Fort King Rd
Henrico, VA 23229

Benefit the Kidz Kupboard program, which provides weekend meals to local students who might otherwise go without. Registration is open for consignors.

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9:00 am
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Boot Camp for New Dads

March 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
VCU Stony Point, 9000 Stony Point Pkwy
Richmond, VA 23235

This program is for rookie fathers. Built as a first-time dad skill-learning factory. Men get unedited, real talk info straight from veteran fathers who bring their babies. Classes held at local hospitals. Register at www.rfva.org. Scholarships available.

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9:30 am
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Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea

March 4 @ 9:30 am - September 4 @ 5:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia*, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States

Created entirely from plastic pollution recovered from the ocean, this impactful display includes a dozen gigantic marine wildlife sculptures – from jellyfish to eels. Encouraging conservation, inspiring guests to reduce, reuse, repurpose and recycle to eliminate this worldwide crisis.

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10:00 am
Free

Family Movie Matinee

March 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Powhatan County Library, 2270 Mann Road
Powhatan, VA 23239

A fun family movie on the big screen. Call 598-5670 or visit www.powhatanlibrary.net for more details. Refreshments courtesy of the Powhatan Friends of the Library.

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Free

Nutzy’s Block Party

March 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Diamond*, 3001 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23230

Family fun with live music and food trucks. New ballpark food will be unveiled. Single game tickets will be on sale. Enjoy VCU baseball afterwards at 2:00 p.m.

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Fairy Tale Fitness Grand Opening

March 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Richmond, Chesterfield, 6629 Lake Harbour Dr.
Midlothian, VA 23112 United States

An exhibit where families follow the yellow brick road through a variety of fitness challenges. This exciting day will include characters, balloon twisting, and an Education Extravaganza.

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11:00 am
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Fin-tastic Fish and Fruit

March 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wegmans Short Pump, 12200 Wegmans Blvd
Henrico, VA 23233

Kids will learn just how yummy fish can be when they cook up cod and veggie spaghetti with roasted red pepper sauce and team it with a super-tasty tropical fruit salad. Hands-on class for a parent and child.

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Dr. Seuss Celebration

March 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Atlee Library, 9161 Atlee Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116

Stories and a craft to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

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Free

Stories at the Museum

March 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220

Enjoy a group reading of a history-themed book and a craft activity.

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Free

Fairy Godmother Story Time

March 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Barnes & Noble Glen Allen, 9850 Brook Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23059

Come take a seat in the Hundred Acre Wood as the Fairy Godmother reads 'Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site'. After story time there will be crafts and activities for the kids to enjoy.

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1:00 pm
Free

Before the Light Bulb

March 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Meadow Farm*, 3400 Mountain Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060

Help make candles for the farmhouse while you learn about its origin and the many different ways our ancestors lit their homes. Take a tour of the 19th century farmhouse and see how many kinds of lighting you can find. Take a hand-dipped candle home. For ages 6 and older.

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2:00 pm
Free

Science Explorers – Chemistry

March 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Libbie Mill Library, 2100 Libbie Lake East St.
Henrico, VA 23230

Explore chemistry through a two part, hands-on program. Learn about molecules, states of matter, types of reactions, and even make some bubbling concoctions. Participants should attend both sessions for the maximum science experience. For grades 3 through 5. Registration is required. Continues March 18th.

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Fin-tastic Fish and Fruit

March 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wegmans Short Pump, 12200 Wegmans Blvd
Henrico, VA 23233

Kids will learn just how yummy fish can be when they cook up cod and veggie spaghetti with roasted red pepper sauce and team it with a super-tasty tropical fruit salad. Hands-on class for a parent and child.

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3:00 pm
Free

Be Kind Rewind

March 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Sandston Library, 23 E. Willamsburg Rd.
Sandston, VA 23150

A retro spin on Teen Tech Week and watch Be Kind Rewind on the big screen and make mobile phone speakers out of cups. (2008, PG-13, 101 min.) Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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7:30 pm
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Boatwright

March 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Firehouse Theatre*, 1609 W. Broad St.
Richmond , VA 23220

Two men, generations apart and lonely in very different ways, force each other to confront the isolation in their own lives by navigating as best they can by the light of the other's faith.

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