Loading Events
Find Events

Event Views Navigation

Events for April 1, 2017

Day Navigation

All Day
$

It’s All Relative: Richmond Families (1616-2016)

April 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.

Find out more »
$

One Love: LGBT Families

April 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.

Find out more »
$

Something’s Afoot

April 1 - 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

Find out more »
Free

The Rachel Lambert Mellon Collection of Jean Schlumberger

April 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.

Find out more »
$

Toys of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s

April 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)  

Find out more »
$

Dancing Lessons

April 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.

Find out more »
$

Pinwheels for Prevention Garden

April 1 - April 29
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228

In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, 3,000+ pinwheels will be “planted” in the Terrace Lawn, each representing a child served this year by Prevent Child Abuse Virginia’s Healthy Families program.

Find out more »
$

A Million Blooms!

April 1 - June 1
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228

A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses, and many more.

Find out more »
Free

Poetry Tree

April 1 - April 30
Ashland Library, 201 S. Railroad Ave.
Ashland, VA 23005

Helping  decorate the Poetry Tree with your favorite poem or verse or write one of your own to share.

Find out more »
Free

Art Exhibits

April 1 - 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.

Find out more »
Free

Easter Bunny

April 1 - April 15
Regency Square Mall, 1420 North Parham Road
Richmond, 23229

Visit with the Easter Bunny and have your photo taken. Visits are always free. Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (breaks 12:30-1:00pm and 4:00 -4:30pm) Sunday, 12:00 - 6:00 pm (breaks 3:00 - 4:00 pm)  

Find out more »
Free

Vibrance: Lego Art by Brickworkz / Brian Korte

April 1 - June 4
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23260 United States

Award-winning Richmond brick artist Brian Korte from Brickworkz will have colorful mosaics on display, made entirely with LEGO bricks! This year's theme is "Vibrance" so expect to see bright, colorful works (and some old favorites as well).

Find out more »
$

Grass Roots – A Healthy Virginia Lawn Program

April 1 - 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

Find out more »
$

Richmond Spring Carnival

April 1 - April 9
Carnival Lot, 6807 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23225

This family-friendly event features favorite fair food, midway games and rides for all ages. Unlimited ride wristbands and ride tickets are also available onsite. Visit DreamlandAmusements.com for coupon savings on rides and food. Carnival hours are 5-11 pm Monday-Friday and 12-11 pm Saturday-Sunday.

Find out more »
Ongoing
$

The Bizarre Bazaar

March 31 @ 8:00 am - April 2 @ 5:00 pm
Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E Laburnum Ave
Richmond, VA 23222

A marketplace with seasonal gifts and decorative accessories for the home and garden, gourmet food and cookbooks, clothing, toys, fine crafts and artwork, furniture, and jewelry. 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM, FRIDAY and SATURDAY 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, SUNDAY

Find out more »
6:00 am
$

Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K

April 1 @ 6:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monroe Park, 620 W. Main St.
Richmond, VA 23220

Enjoy block after block of great local bands as you walk/run, revel in the crazy costumes (or dress up yourself). Let the spirit groups lift you up and across the finish line, and enjoy the after party. (Free for spectators)

Find out more »
7:15 am
$

Virginia529 Kids Run

April 1 @ 7:15 am - 1:00 pm
Cathedral Place, Near Laurel St
Richmond, VA 23220

This 1-mile event for kids ages 5 to 12, features all of the excitement of the 10K, including lively music and mingling with some local mascots until the starter gun goes off. After finishing through the same chute as the 10K-er’s, where they’ll get a commemorative medal as well as food and post race festivities.

Find out more »
9:00 am
$

Ceramic Handprints By Handy Treasures

April 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Goddard School, Mechanicsville, 7503 Old Hickory Drive
Mechanicsville, Va 23116

Create a beautiful personalized ceramic keepsake from your child's hand or footprint impression. You can have one or all of your children's impressions done together in clay. Puppy paw-prints are available as well. Walk-ins are welcome. Finished products are picked up at the same location on April 22.

Find out more »
$

Boot Camp for New Dads

April 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Johnston Willis Hospital, 1401 Johnston Willis Dr.
Richmond, VA 23235

This program is for rookie fathers. Built as a first-time dad skill-learning factory. Men get unedited, real talk info straight from veteran fathers who bring their babies. Classes held at local hospitals. Register at www.rfva.org. Scholarships available.

Find out more »
Free

Grand Opening

April 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
UFC Gym Richmond, 75467 W. Broad St
Richmond, VA

There will be classes, vendors, live music, and more fun for all ages. They offer a wide variety of classes: Boxing, Kickboxing, BJJ, Muay Thai, Strength and Conditioning, and TRX.

Find out more »
Free

Easter Bunny Arrival

April 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Regency Square Mall, 1420 North Parham Road
Richmond, 23229

At 9:00 a.m. eat breakfast in the spring garden. Await the arrival of the Easter Bunny at 10:00 a.m. For ages 10 and under, Eggs-traordinary goodies included. Limited seating - RSVP to 740-1518.  

Find out more »
$

Mini Titans

April 1 @ 9:00 am - December 26 @ 10:00 am
Tuckahoe Sports (TSI), 2450 Little League Dr
Henrico , VA 23233

While being age appropriate, these introductory sports classes will focus on the fundamentals of baseball and softball. Each participant will have fun, while learning to master the motor coordination skills and balance needed for a good foundation. For ages 2 and 3.

Find out more »
9:30 am
$

Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea

April 1 @ 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.

Find out more »
Free

Hanover Master Gardeners

April 1 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Mechanicsville Library, 7461 Sherwood Crossing Place
Mechanicsville, VA 23111

Tips on how to improve your green world. Visit www.hanovermastergardeners.org for program details.

Find out more »
$

Change of Heart – Change of Mind

April 1 @ 9:30 am - June 5 @ 5:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States

Explore a collection of oil paintings featuring figures from Greek mythology reacting to human impacts on the planet – including climate change. Presented by the Science Museum of Virginia and staff scientist Dr. Eugene Maurakis, this gallery experience will be paired with poetry describing changes in our ecosystems.

Find out more »
10:00 am
Free

Family Movie Matinee

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Powhatan County Library, 2270 Mann Road
Powhatan, VA 23239

A fun family movie on the big screen. Call 598-5670 or visit www.powhatanlibrary.net for more details. Refreshments courtesy of the Powhatan Friends of the Library.

Find out more »
Free

Get to Know Greater Richmond Children’s Choir

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 8 N. Laurel St
Richmond, VA 23220

Interested in joining Richmond's critically acclaimed and award winning choir for students age 8 to 18? Come to this information session for next season. Voice checks available for those interested in the intermediate and advanced choirs. No voice check needed for entry level. Please call 804-201-1894 to register.

Find out more »
Free

CampVentures

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kiddie Academy of Midlothian, 6801 Woodlake Commons Loop
Midlothian, VA - Virginia 23112

See how this camp program inspires imagination through exciting activities, while balancing the individual needs and interests of each child in their care.

Find out more »
Free

Birth and Baby Fair 2017

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States

Bringing together expecting and new parents with the care providers, businesses, and organizations that serve families during this exciting and challenging life transition. Learn about local pregnancy, birth, and postpartum resources. Prenatal Yoga, Infant Massage, and Other Demos, plus raffle prizes.

Find out more »
$

Bunnies, Chicks, and Sheep Musical Playdate

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 10:40 am
Melody Magic Music Studio, 3041 Lauderdale Drive
Henrico, VA 23233

Children will enjoy hopping like bunnies (and stomping like the bears coming out of hibernation), flying a "kite" in the sky, petting some "animals" in the instrument petting zoo, making animal noises, and tons of other spring-themed musical activities. Ages 0 to 5 years.

Find out more »
Free

Autism Awareness Carnival

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cosby High School, 200 S. 3rd Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Join the ASCV for a cake walk, dunk tank, pizza, face painting, inflatables, and more.

Find out more »
$

Hatch-A-Peep Paint and Juice

April 1 @ 10:00 am - April 9 @ 5:30 pm
Fusion Dynamics and You, 7494 Lee-Davis Road, Suite 16A
Mechanicsville, VA 23111

An instructor will guide the youth during the session to complete the themed painting on a 8x10 canvas, provided by studio, along with other tools of trade and lite refreshments. Four sessions available, www.fusiondynamicsandyou.com.

Find out more »
10:30 am
Free

Natural Tie-Dye

April 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Powhatan State Park, 4616 Powhatan State Park Rd
Powhatan, 23139

Who knew such beautiful colors could be found in the nature around us. Discover the park's natural dyes and tie-dye shirts. Dyes are provided, but please bring your own shirt. All ages welcome. (Free, $ for parking)

Find out more »
11:00 am
$

Animal April Fools

April 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Maymont, Maymont Mansion, 1700 Hampton Street
Richmond, VA 23220

Camouflage and mimicry can make animals great tricksters. Learn about some of these fascinating adaptations through hands-on activities and animal encounters. Register online by March 31.

Find out more »
$

Party with Your Peeps

April 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wegmans Short Pump, 12200 Wegmans Blvd
Henrico, VA 23233

Who’s ready to party with your peeps? This fast-paced class lets you and your kids see how much fun it can be to play with your food. Peeps in a Blanket? You bet. Hands-on class for a parent and child.

Find out more »
$

April Fool’s Day Funnies

April 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Belmont Recreation Center, 1600 Hilliard Road
Henrico, VA 23228

A family-friendly comedy show. West End Comedy is a troupe of experienced and talented performers specializing in improvisational comedy. WEC is primarily short form improvisation, a Whose Line Is It Anyway style, which means there are no scripts, and audience suggestions are used to create scenes. Opening act is a kid-friendly magic show with Magic by

Find out more »
Free

Little Black Sheep Studio Trunk Show

April 1 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Quirk Gallery, 207 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220

Welcoming back Kate Koconis of Little Black Sheep Studio. Kate’s weavings and wall hangings have been proudly featured in the shop at Quirk for the last year.

Find out more »
Free

Easter Bunny

April 1 @ 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.

Find out more »
Free

Exhibition: Perversion of Form

April 1 @ 11:00 am - May 13 @ 5:00 pm
1708 Gallery, 319 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220 United States

Built around a longstanding conversation between artists Robert Beatty, Sarah Briland, Ryan Crowley, Ben Durham, and Mike Goodlett,

Find out more »
Free

Stories at the Museum

April 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virginia Historical Society, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220

Enjoy a group reading of a history-themed book and a craft activity.

Find out more »
12:00 pm
$

April Fools’ Festival

April 1 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
James River Cellars Winery, 11008 Washington Hwy
Glen Allen, VA 23059 United States

Sip James River Cellars' Wines and a few other guest wineries while you listen to live music, shop from local craft vendors, and enjoy food trucks.

Find out more »
1:00 pm
$

Behind the Scenes

April 1 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Maymont, Maymont Mansion, 1700 Hampton Street
Richmond, VA 23220

Walk through the Employees Only door for a special peek at the inner workings of the Nature Center. Ages 5 and older; adult must accompany child. Register at the Visitor Center desk on the day of the program. (Groups of 5 or more must register in advance.)

Find out more »
2:00 pm
Free

Virginia Daffodil Society Show

April 1 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Once on April 2, 2017
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228

Features hundreds of delightful prize-worthy daffodils and expert growers.

Find out more »
$

Party with Your Peeps!

April 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wegmans Short Pump, 12200 Wegmans Blvd
Henrico, VA 23233

Who’s ready to party with your peeps?! Everyone’s favorite marshmallow chicks are getting into everything these days. This fast-paced class lets you and your kids see how much fun it can be to play with your food. Hands-on class for parent and child.

Find out more »
2:30 pm
Free

Pizza Party Celebration

April 1 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Celebrate the hard work of every student with a pizza party, There will also be math games and drawings for prizes.

Find out more »
Free

Barefoot Puppets Puppet Show

April 1 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Gayton Library, 10600 Gayton Road
Henrico, VA 23238

Presenting "Trickster Tales" - a lively puppet show about Anansi the Spider, the famous trickster from West African tales, who can outwit his opponents - no matter their size.

Find out more »
5:00 pm
Free

Battle of the Badges

April 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Chick-fil-A at Westchester Commons, 132 Schofield Drive
Midlothian , VA 23113

It's Fire versus Police Departments as they compete in the first annual Battle of the Badges Lemon Squeezing contest. Cheer for your favorite local hero, sample the newest dessert, crafts and games for the kids. See the Cow too.

Find out more »
6:30 pm
Free

Romancing The Land

April 1 @ 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.

Find out more »
$

An Evening with Get the Led Out

April 1 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Beacon Theatre, 401 N. Main Street
Hopewell, VA 23860

A night with the American Led Zeppelin.

Find out more »
7:30 pm
$

Noam Pikelny, banjo

April 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond*, 28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173

Noam Pikelny has emerged as the preeminent banjoist of his generation, hailed by the Chicago Tribune as the “pros’ top banjo picker,” Noam is a founding member of Punch Brothers, a string ensemble which the Boston Globe calls “a virtuosic revelation."

Find out more »
+ Export Day's Events

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.