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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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NuYoRican

March 16 - March 19
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23260 United States

Explores the true stories of Puerto Ricans who migrated to the United States after WWII and the depths of hardship and eventual triumph that came with assimilation. Based on true accounts from Puerto Rican authors, Julia Barden Torres, Esmeralda Santiago, Piri Thomas, and others. Presented by the Latin Ballet.

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Sixth Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival Opening Night – “Shameless: The Art of Disability”

March 16 - March 19
Weinstein JCC, 5403 Monument Ave
Richmond, VA United States

Dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of people with different abilities. This year’s films include Shameless: The Art of Disability, Margarita with a Straw, Mimi and Dona, and Gabriel.  

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Southern Women’s Show

March 17 - March 19
Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E Laburnum Ave
Richmond, VA 23222

The show features one-of-a-kind shopping, fashion shows, cooking demonstrations, gourmet foods, health screenings, and more.

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Mozart and Bach

March 17 - March 19
Hat Theatre, 1124 Westbriar Dr. Richmond, VA. 23238
Richmond, Virginia 23238

Capitol Opera Richmond presents Mozart's first opera "Bastien and Bastienna." Performed in English, this one act opera, paired with PDQ Bach's spoof "A Little Nightmare Music," is sure to delight people of all ages.

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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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10:30 am
Free

Friday Playgroup

March 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Mechanicsville Library, 7461 Sherwood Crossing Place
Mechanicsville, VA 23111

Moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers are invited to socialize with other adults while the kids make new friends at this monthly playgroup.

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4:00 pm
Free

LEGOMania at the Library

March 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
West Point Library, 721 Main Street
West Point, VA 23181

During the third Friday of every month enjoy a fun afternoon with LEGOs. Snacks provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

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5:00 pm
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Science After Dark

March 17 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia*, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States

The perfect star-filled treat - astronomy, climate science and stellar hands-on activities. Get on your bikes and ride to create a delicious smoothie, make solar ovens, and build your own solitary bee nest. Blast off in The Dome at 6:15 pm or 7:30 pm and enjoy an all-live Cosmic Expedition, then discover the recipe for

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6:00 pm
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Arena Racing

March 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Richmond Coliseum, 601 E Leigh Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States

An exciting, family-friendly entertainment featuring half-scale stock cars racing around a half-million dollar, high-banked race track. Kids 15 or under get in free with a paid adult reserve ticket when you buy online. Race starts at 7:00 p.m., doors open at 6:00 p.m.

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Free

Active Dads

March 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
YMCA Downtown, 2 West Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23220

For fathers/father figures and daughters (ages 5 and up), to have fun while playing games, being active, and learning how to stay fit while spending some quality time together. Including, kickboxing, double dutch jump rope, dance-inspired workout routines, health screenings, and four chefs providing healthy cooking demos, plus...a special screening of a documentary featuring Michelle "Shot Diva"

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7:30 pm
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Modlin Arts Presents: Kodo, DADAN 2017

March 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Altria Theater, 6 N Laurel Street
Richmond, VA 23220

Exploring the limitless possibilities of the traditional Japanese taiko drum, Kodo is forging new directions for a vibrant, living art form.

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