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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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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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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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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 Mornings: Habitats of Virginia

March 15 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 pm
Maymont*, Maymont Mansion, 1700 Hampton Street
Richmond, VA 23220

Discover several of the commonwealth’s diverse ecosystems and the animals and plants that call them home, and learn the impact nature and humans have on these natural resources. Ages 6 to 10. Register online by March 14.

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12:00 pm
Free

Lunch Break Science, presented by Bon Secours

March 15 @ 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. Lunch Break Science is presented by Bon Secours Richmond Health System. This week’s presentation is “A Longer Walk in the Woods” presented by Mike Shelor, Retired Field Biologist, ODATC Land Manager and lifelong hiker.

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5:00 pm
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Digital: Graphic Design

March 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States

Experiment with Adobe Photoshop Pro and Illustrator tools to design a unique marketing brand or personalized graphics. Enrollment limit 8.  Continues March 22 and 29.  

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7:00 pm
Free

Climate Connections: Ancient Barrier Coastlines

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia*, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States

A five-part lecture series designed to connect you with resiliency-themed content while exploring our societal understanding of climate science. Dr. Chris Hein, Assistant Professor of Coastal Geology at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science will discuss geological studies of ancient barrier islands to help better understand and respond to the changes affecting the Outer Banks and

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7:30 pm
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Wendy Whelan, Brian Brooks, and Brookly Rider, Some of a Thousand Words

March 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond*, 28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173

This new work of solos and duets represents a continuation and extension of their exploration, as well as a close and creative collaboration with the New York City-based string quartet Brooklyn Rider, which will perform live.

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