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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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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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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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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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Craftsmen’s Spring Classic Art and Craft Festival

March 10 - March 12
Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E Laburnum Ave
Richmond, VA 23222

  Features original designs and work from hundreds of talented artists and craftspeople from across America. See the creative process in action as many exhibitors demonstrate throughout the weekend. There is something for every style, taste, and budget with items from the most traditional to the most contemporary. 10 am –  8 pm, Friday 10

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Eurydice

March 10 - March 20
Appomattox Regional Governor’s School, 512 W. Washington Street
Petersburg, Virginia

Sarah Ruhl reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine.

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Grass Roots – A Healthy Virginia Lawn Program

March 10 - May 15
Chesterfield Cooperative Extension, 6807 Mimms Loop
Chesterfield, VA 23832

For Chesterfield County residents, this program includes a site visit to your home by a Master Gardener volunteer who measures your lawn area, collects soil sample(s), and completes a detailed site evaluation, including information on soil compaction and weed cover. Cooperative Extension staff use this information to make specific recommendations for your lawn, which when

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Free

Time Travelers Passport Weekend

March 11 - March 12

Discover the area's treasures, spanning 400 years of fascinating history and including the homes of John Marshall, Jefferson Davis, and more. Plus visit Maymont, American Civil War Museum, Edgar Allan Poe Museum, The Valentine, and Wilton House Museum. Each site will offer complimentary admission to visitors who show a special passport, available via download from any website of participating attractions.

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Voices of Victorian Women

March 12
Maymont*, Maymont Mansion, 1700 Hampton Street
Richmond, VA 23220

A special tour of the Dooley Mansion focusing on the women's role and influence during the turn of the 20th Century. Many women were concerned with moral, social, economic, and political changes at home and abroad. Guided tours will be every half-hour; last tour begins at 4:30pm.

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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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12:00 pm
Free

Purim Carnival

March 12 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Weinstein JCC, 5403 Monument Ave
Richmond, VA United States

Come dressed in costume and get ready to make some noise. There will be carnival games and prizes, moon bounces, clowns and face-painting, arts and crafts, and more. Hamburgers, hot dogs, potato knishes, and Hamantaschen available for purchase.

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7:00 pm
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Vanessa Carlton with guest Tristen

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Tin Pan, 8981 Quioccasin Rd.
Richmond, VA 23229

Carlton gathered her songs and decamped to Real World Studio in Box, England to work with producer Steve Osborne. In the studio, Carlton and Osborne focused on the sound, on creating layers of instrumentation with classic gear that veer from crisp pop production and reference artists like Air.

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