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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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Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey: Out of This World

March 23 - March 26
Richmond Coliseum, 601 E Leigh Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States

Celebrating 146 years, bringing generations of families to the edge of their seats with heart- pounding spectacles of gravity-defying feats, magnificent animals, and unforgettable thrills.

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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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11:30 am
Free

Sanger Series “The Branding of the American Mind”

March 23 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
James Branch Cabell Library, 901 Park Avenue
Richmond, VA 23284

Jacob H. Rooksby, law professor at Duquesne University, presents his book The Branding of the American Mind and explores applicable laws and legal regimes in the world of intellectual property in higher education. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. The lecture will begin at noon.

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11:45 am
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2017 Live Your Dash Luncheon

March 23 @ 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
John Marshall Ballrooms, N. 5th Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Full Circle’s annual Live Your Dash Luncheon featuring keynote speaker, John Dau, and a community award presentation.

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5:30 pm
Free

“Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” Anniversary Reenactment

March 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
St. John’s Church*, 2401 E. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23223

Reenactment of the Second Virginia Convention of 1775, when Patrick Henry gave his “liberty or death” speech. Actors in period costume portray delegates such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Patrick Henry. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Seating is first-come, first served. Music program begins at 5:45 p.m. This event is free, with a suggested

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Overheard: Conversations About Hope, Yearning, and Loss

March 23 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
White House and Museum of the Confederacy, 1201 E. Clay Street
Richmond, va 23219

Within the walls of every home are the voices and conversations of residents past and present, public and private. During special interactive evening tours of the White House of the Confederacy you’ll meet and hear conversations among free and enslaved people from the Civil War era.

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7:00 pm
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Overheard: Conversations About Hope, Yearning, and Loss

March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
White House and Museum of the Confederacy, 1201 E. Clay Street
Richmond, va 23219

Within the walls of every home are the voices and conversations of residents past and present, public and private. During special interactive evening tours of the White House of the Confederacy you’ll meet and hear conversations among free and enslaved people from the Civil War era.

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8:00 pm
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Ashleigh Chevalier Band

March 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Tin Pan, 8981 Quioccasin Rd.
Richmond, VA 23229

Chevalier fuses her own brand of roots rock and funky jam blues with genre bending powerhouse vocals and a fiery, unforgettable stage performance. Supported by an all-star band, featuring the rhythm section of members of Keller Williams More Than a Little funk group.

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