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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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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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6:00 am
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Words on Fire: Happy Hour Poetry

March 21 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Firehouse Theatre*, 1609 W. Broad St.
Richmond , VA 23220

Featuring showcase performances by local poets, an open mic sign up for those with a verse or two to drop themselves, and a cash bar with happy hour specials, it's a great way to make the most of a long day.

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9:30 am
Free

Story Time

March 21 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until March 28, 2017
Chick-fil-A Parham Road, 1529 N. Parham Rd
Richmond, VA 23229

Bring your preschool or home school children for story time.

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4:30 pm
Free

Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Program Open House

March 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, 1000 Mosby Court
Richmond, VA 23223

Prospective members are encouraged to bring along their instruments and sit-in on a rehearsal. Parents are welcome too, and will have the opportunity to chat with YOP staff at our Q&A session.

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5:30 pm
Free

VCU Health Seminar: The ABCs of Kidney Transplantation

March 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228

Dr. Anne King, transplant nephrologist at VCU Health Hume-Lee Transplant Center, will discuss the latest transplant options for people with end-stage renal disease. Dr. King will also define an individual’s requirements for kidney transplantation and explain the whole process, including the immune response and use of medications to manage health after transplant.

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8:00 pm
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Leyla McCala

March 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Tin Pan, 8981 Quioccasin Rd.
Richmond, VA 23229

Leyla McCalla is a New York-born Haitian-American living in New Orleans, who sings in French, Haitian Creole and English, and plays cello, tenor banjo and guitar. Deeply influenced by traditional Creole, Cajun and Haitian music, as well as by American jazz and folk.

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