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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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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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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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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

On the Air Radio Players – The Day the Earth Stood Still

March 7 - March 8
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23260 United States

An old-time radio show taped before a live audience. Be a part of this hour-long taping featuring live music, sound effects, and great scripts from the golden age of radio. No reservations required. 7:30 pm.

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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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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
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Homeschool Happenings: Food Chains

March 8 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Maymont*, Maymont Mansion, 1700 Hampton Street
Richmond, VA 23220

Find out what the animals eat while learning about food chains. Students will explore the diets of herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores; compare the teeth and skulls of animals; and investigate producers, consumers, and decomposers. For ages 6 to 10. Register online by March 7.

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Free

Mommy and Me

March 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Willow Lawn, 1601 Willow Lawn Drive
Richmond, Va 23230

Enjoy a morning out with your preschooler with Chris Campbell: Music For Kids, crafts, activities, and door prizes.  

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11:00 am
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Homeschool Happenings: Creatures Of The Night

March 8 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Maymont*, Maymont Mansion, 1700 Hampton Street
Richmond, VA 23220

Who stays awake while you sleep? Meet some of Maymont’s nighttime residents and learn about their nocturnal adaptations through hands-on activities. Ages 6 to 10. Register online at maymont.org by March 7.

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12:00 pm
Free

Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours

March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia*, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States

Pack a lunch and join museum scientists and others share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. This week’s presentation is “Energy and Sustainability: From the Battlefield to RVA and Beyond” presented by Garry Whelan, Former British Military Officer and Founder of Valid 10 LLC.

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5:30 pm
Free

VCU Health Seminar: Genetics of Ovarian Cancer

March 8 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228

Advances in genetics offer women preventative options as well as better treatments against this disease. Join Dr. Sarah Temkin, a gynecologic oncologist, as she discusses how women at high risk for development of ovarian cancer can potentially be identified for preventative measures and how identifying genetic carriers now makes patients eligible for new targeted treatments.

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6:00 pm
Free

Explore Virtual Reality

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
King & Queen Library, 396 Newtown Road
St. Stephen's Church, VA 23148

Experience a virtual reality experience (and be sure to bring your smartphone). Part of Teen Tech Week. Pizza provided by the Friends of the King & Queen Library.

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7:00 pm
Free

Climate Connections: Sea-level Rise in Virginia

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia*, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States

A five-part lecture series. Dr. Carl Hershner, Director of the Center for Coastal Resources Management and Professor of Marine Science at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, will discuss sea-level rise in Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay and its past, present and future. Reservations required.

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