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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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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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VaHomeschoolers Conference and Resource Fair

March 24 - March 25
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23260 United States

Come be inspired along your homeschooling adventure. For more information or to register visit http://conference.vahomeschoolers.org.

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Free

Clean Closet’s Family Spring Sale 2017

March 24 - March 26
U-Turn Sports, 2101 Maywill Street
Richmond, VA 23230

Family Consignment Event bringing families together to Sell and Shop for gently used clothing, shoes, accessories, books, toys, movies, home decor, baby gear, outdoor play equipment, and more. 2 blocks from Willow Lawn. March 24th 11:00 a.m. -9:00 p.m. March 25th 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. March 26th 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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Art Exhibits

March 24 - April 23
Art Works, 320 Hull St.
Richmond, VA 23224

Take in a variety of works incorporating recycled materials, as well as solo exhibits, and a video series.

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18th Annual Virginia Dance Festival

March 25
James River High School, 3700 James River Road
Midlothian, VA 23113

Jessica Morgan’s School of Dance and Children’s Hospital Foundation bring you over 300 dancers performing cultural and traditional dances along with a silent auction. Benefits children in Central Virginia through Children’s Hospital Foundation. Shows at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

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Conflict Resolution Training for Adults

March 25 - March 26
East District Family Resource Center, 2405 Jefferson Ave
Richmond, VA 23223

Learn healthy ways to communicate and resolve conflict Earn recertification points if you’re a teacher. This workshop is the foundation for RPEC's conflict resolution programs and provides essential skills and insights to adults of all experience levels.

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First Chesapeake District Central Virginia Competition

March 25 - March 26
Deep Run High School, 4801 Twin Hickory Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23059

More than 1,000 high school students will converge to test their teamwork and ingenuity. This competition will bring together some of the best and brightest robotics teams from Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

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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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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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Two Original One Act Musicals

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - March 25 @ 7:00 pm
Studio Performance Academy at Discovery Church, 13000 Gayton Road
Richmond, VA 23238

To celebrate 10 award winning years, Studio P will perform two charmingly fun one act musicals. The actors are 8 to 17. Filled with laughs and toe tapping songs from the 70's and 80's. Presented by Studio Performance Academy.

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9:00 am
Free

Pixie’s Pen Pals

March 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Forest Hill Park, New Kent Ave & 42nd Street
Richmond, VA 23225

The South of the James Farmers Market is an open-air producer-only market where farmers and artisans sell locally-grown and hand-made items. Pen Pals will be there with an adoptable Pen Pals pup.

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Boot Camp for New Dads

March 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Francis Medical Center*, 13710 St Francis Blvd
Midlothian, VA 23114

Father-to-father community-based workshop prepares and equips expectant dads to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates, and navigate their transformation into dads. Spend time with other first-time dads who provide practical tips and perspectives by bringing their own babies..

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9:30 am
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Creative Change: Art, Music, and Climate Science

March 25 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia*, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States

Featured art exhibitions, three dimensional coral reef sculptures, theatrical performances, poetry readings, and sit in for a panel discussion with artists and scientists about how to use the humanities to communicate climate science.

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10:00 am
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Adult Jazz and Jazz Funk Dance Classes

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Genworth Brightlights Education Center, 600 E Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219

A three-hour workshop with a traditional jazz dance class (leaps, turns, etc.) followed by a jazz funk class that combines elements of contemporary and hip hop. Each class is 90 minutes.

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Forum on Racial Understanding

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road
Stratford, VA 22558

A showing of the film American Denial. The showing will be a tool to facilitate dialogue and deepen understanding of the complex issues raised in the film.

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Bake Sale and Donation Station

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Southern States, 8718 West Broad Street
Richmond, Virginai 232394

Learn about the many activities available for youth involved with a Henrico 4-H Club. Meet current club members as they collect donations for the animals at Hermitage High School Vet Tech program for their most recent community service project. 4-H: "To Make the Best Better"

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Inclusive LEGO and Game Club – Downtown

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ASCV Office, 200 S. 3rd Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Children of all abilities in grades K through 8 are invited to join this monthly club. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inclusive-lego-and-game-club-downtown-registration-31936815876

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10:30 am
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Behind the Scenes Tour: Forty Years in the Archives

March 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220

Lee Shepard, Vice President for Collections at the Virginia Historical Society, has spent most of his forty-two-year career as an archivist. As such, he has overseen the acquisition and cataloging of some amazing documents and collections. In this tour, Lee will show some of the historical society’s most remarkable manuscripts, explain why they are important

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11:00 am
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Union Bank & Trust Lollipops Concert A Child’s Guide to the Orchestra with Really Inventive Stuff

March 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center, 600 E Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Led by world renowned “Orchestra-ologist” Ms. Symphonia Semi d’Quaver, this unique concert presented by Really Inventive Stuff and the Richmond Symphony educates your children on the different families of instruments and how they work together to make music. At 10:00 a.m. there are pre-concert festivities in Rhythm Hall that include the popular instrument petting zoo plus music and

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Fin-tastic Fish and Fruit

March 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wegmans Midlothian, 12501 Stone Village Way
Midlothian, VA 23113

Kids will learn just how yummy fish can be when they cook up cod and veggie spaghetti with roasted red pepper sauce and team it with a super-tasty tropical fruit salad. Hands-on class for a parent and child.

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Bags and BBQ Doubles Cornhole Tournament

March 25 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sports Reality, 8137 Pine Ridge Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116

Double elimination, games played to 21 points, door prizes throughout event and awards for top teams, plus BBQ.  All skill levels welcome, for ages 12 and up.

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Easter Bunny

March 25 @ 11:00 am - April 15 @ 8:00 pm
Short Pump Town Center, 11800 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23233

Come visit with Peter Rabbit in his sweet southern garden and have your keepsake Easter portraits taken, located on the upper level near L.L. Bean. Hours: Monday - Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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11:30 am
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Opening Day

March 25 @ 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Kings Dominion, 16000 Theme Park Way
Doswell, VA 23047

Visit your favorite Peanuts characters, experience the newly expanded Planet Snoopy or get your adrenaline fix on one of their 12 world-class coasters.

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2:00 pm
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Hamiltunes RVA

March 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220

The sing-a-long event that gives everyone a "shot" to tell their story. Join the revolution by signing up to belt your patriotic heart out on stage or choose to simply support the cause from the comfort of your seat in the audience. Either way, you won't be "Satisfied" unless you're part of the "Non-Stop" fun. No

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4:00 pm
Free

Pop Up Shop with Tara McPherson

March 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Quirk Gallery, 207 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220

Acclaimed artist and illustrator McPherson will be on site with limited edition prints, posters, stickers, postcards, pins, puzzles, and more. Thanks to sponsors Threadless and Artist Shops, Tara and Cotton Candy Machine will also offer a wide range of shirts featuring her illustrations and designs.  

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5:00 pm
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Richmond Kickers Soccer

March 25 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The hometown pro soccer club takes on the Harrisburg City Islanders.  

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7:00 pm
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J.S. Bach – The Reformer

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1627 Monument Ave
Richmond, VA 23220

Richmond Choral Society presents a concert of Bach cantatas, including A Mighty Fortress (Ein’ feste Burg ist unser Gott) and Now Thank We All Our God, to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Markus Compton, conducts the chorus with soloists, organ, and orchestra.

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8:00 pm
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The Mills Family Band

March 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Tin Pan, 8981 Quioccasin Rd.
Richmond, VA 23229

After playing locally for several years, both together and with various groups, siblings Allyson and Curtis Mills, along with mandolin player Chris Hale, thought they might be on to something when they began blending the sounds of old time, bluegrass and folk with jazz and soul.

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