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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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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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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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Something’s Afoot

March 9 - May 6
Swift Creek Mill Theatre, 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway
Colonial Heights, VA 23834

Ten people are stranded in an isolated English country house during a raging thunderstorm -- the perfect scenario for an Agatha Christie whodunit, right? But in this musical spoof of the genre, the characters are disposed of one by one in fiendishly clever and comic ways: poison darts, man-eating flower pots, and exploding staircases to

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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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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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2:00 pm
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NT Live Broadcast: Hedda Gabler

March 9 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond*, 28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173

Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.

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5:00 pm
Free

Basic Coding Fun

March 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Atlee Library, 9161 Atlee Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116

Who knew coding with your friends could be so much fun? Call or visit the library to sign up. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Atlee Library.

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5:30 pm
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To Hell with the Kaiser: America Prepares for War 1916–1918

March 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220

This is a two-part class taught by Alexander Barnes and Maj. Gen. Tim Williams. Learn about America’s involvement in World War I. Continues March 16, 2017.

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See You in Class

March 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220

Learn about America’s involvement in World War I. This is a two-part class taught by Alexander Barnes and Maj. Gen. Tim Williams. (Continues Thursday, March 16)

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6:00 pm
Free

Create a Web Comic

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Goochland Library, 3075 River Road West
Goochland, VA 23063

KAPOW! Create your very own web comic with your friends. Call or visit the library to sign up. Part of Teen Tech Week. Pizza provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

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Paws to READ

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Montpelier Library, 17205 Sycamore Tavern Lane
Montpelier, VA 23192

Is your child a reluctant reader? Sign them up for a 20 minute session reading to Chrissie, a Paws to READ reading education assistance dog. Call or visit the branch to sign up.

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The First Annual National Kidney Foundation Honors Awards

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Richmond Country Club, 12950 Patterson Avenue
Richmond, VA 23238

Honor those who have been outstanding advocates in Virginia. Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, an inspiring mission appeal, and the opportunity to network with leaders in business and medicine. Benefits kidney disease and transplant patients through research, early detection screenings, and public and professional education programs.  

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6:30 pm
Free

QR Code Scavenger Hunt

March 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ashland Library, 201 S. Railroad Ave.
Ashland, VA 23005

A fun QR code scavenger hunt with your smartphone or tablet. Part of Teen Tech Week. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

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Free

Hammy Awards Night

March 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Upper King William Library, 694-J Sharon Road
King William, VA 23086

The book trailers have been made and the votes cast. Join your friends from Hamilton-Holmes Middle School to watch the trailers and celebrate with the Hammy winners. Part of Teen Tech Week. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Upper King William Library.

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7:00 pm
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NT Live Broadcast: Hedda Gabler

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond*, 28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173

Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.

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7:30 pm
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Southern Insecurities Comedy Tour with Krish Mohan & David Coulter

March 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Firehouse Theatre*, 1609 W. Broad St.
Richmond , VA 23220

Comedians Krish Mohan and David Coulter talk about family issues, mental health, politics, and more.

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