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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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)  

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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

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Free

Undiscovered Artists and Photographers Exhibit

April 13 - May 11
Weinstein JCC, 5403 Monument Ave
Richmond, VA United States

Showcases the work of many talented people who have not previously exhibited in a major show.

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Butterflies LIVE!

April 14 - October 15
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228

Tropical beauties transform the Conservatory into a wonderland of vibrant colors, captivating sights and extraordinary discoveries. Get up close and personal as hundreds of butterflies feed, flutter, and take flight all around you. Explore their origins, preferred habitats, and lifecycles.  

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WaterPlay at Lewis Ginter

April 15 - September 30
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228

Bring your bathing suit and water shoes to enjoy the gentle water sprays. WaterPlay is open when the air temperature is 70 degrees or higher.

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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

April 21 - May 15
Virginia Rep’s November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street
Richmond, 23220

The timeless fairytale musical returns to the November Theatre for the first time since it was staged in 2006. The magic will charm children and adults alike. Suggested for ages 5 and up.

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Richmond Flying Squirrels

April 21 - April 26
The Diamond*, 3001 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23230

Come support the Richmond Squirrels in this home stand when they play Reading Fightin Phils and the Bowie Baysox.  

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Free

iHeart Media Mega Car Sale

April 21 - April 23
Regency Square Mall, 1420 North Parham Road
Richmond, 23229

Great deals on new-to-you vehicles Friday, April 21, 12:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m. Saturday, April 22, 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday, April 23, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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Ongoing
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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,

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Daily Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Tours

April 3 @ 10:00 am - October 31 @ 12:00 pm

Meet at the Hollywood Cemetery entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets, near the rear of the stone structure to the left. Please note that this tour is 1.5 to 2 miles and involves several inclines. Comfortable shoes and water.

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10:30 am
Free

Friday Playgroup

April 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Mechanicsville Library, 7461 Sherwood Crossing Place
Mechanicsville, VA 23111

Moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers. Socialize with other adults while your children make new friends at the new monthly playgroup, on the third Friday of each month.

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Preschool Pottery

April 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Parents and preschool age kids can enjoy a shared creative experience.  Create a coupe small dinner plate with a pot of flowers using your child's fingerprints and handprint.  This class is geared for children 5 and under.  Reservations recommended, call 804-360-3111.    

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4:00 pm
Free

LEGOMania at the Library

April 21 @ 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. For ages 5 to 12. Snacks provided by the Friends of the West Point Library.

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5:15 pm
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Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age

April 21 @ 5:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Binford Middle School, 1701 Floyd Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220

Probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director's own, and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games, academics, and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world.

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6:00 pm
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Southside Speedway

April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Southside Speedway, 12800 Genito Road
Midlothian , VA 23112

A paved 1/3 mile oval race track. Every other Friday night from April through August, families and fans can watch bumper to bumper action from six divisions: Late Models, Modifieds, Grand Stocks, U-Cars, Legends and Bandoleros.

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Free

Meet the Author

April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Children’s Museum of Richmond, Central, 2626 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220

New York Times bestselling author Eric Litwin celebrates the release of his new picture book, the Nuts: Keep Rolling.

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6:30 pm
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JAMinc presents Tellico

April 21 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
In Your Ear Studios, 1813 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23223

From Asheville NC, Tellico is well schooled in bluegrass but with an organic “Appalachiacana” sound. Doors and potluck at 6:30 pm; music begins at 7:30 pm.

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7:00 pm
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Latin Jazz Messengers

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road
Henrico, VA 23075

Specializing in an eclectic blend of Cuban, Brazilian, and American jazz. Led by renowned trumpeter, Dr. Michael Davison, the six members of the Latin Jazz Messengers thrill audiences with their high-energy arrangements of Latin jazz classics and popular tunes. Purchase tickets at henricolive.com.

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The Bald Soprano Marathon

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - April 22 @ 6:00 pm
Firehouse Theatre, 1609 W. Broad St.
Richmond , VA 23220

6 Actors - 1 Absurdist Play - 24 Performances! ​ Beginning Friday, April 21 at 7pm, each performance begins every hour on the hour and will continue through Saturday, April 22 at 6pm, when the twenty-fourth consecutive performance will close the marathon. Six actors have accepted the challenge to perform Ionesco’s absurdist masterpiece twenty four

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7:05 pm
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Free Shirt Friday, Happy Hour, and Reading Night

April 21 @ 7:05 pm - 10:00 pm
The Diamond*, 3001 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23230

The first 1,000 fans ages 15 and up will receive a Flying Squirrels Charities t-shirt. Enjoy numerous beverage specials the first two hours after gates open. Elementary students who participated in our Go Nuts! Reading Program get a FREE ticket to the game.

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7:30 pm
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Cirque Italia

April 21 @ 7:30 pm - April 23 @ 9:30 pm
Fredericksburg Agricultural Fair, Fredericksburg, VA

The first traveling Water Circus, introduces a second unit, the Gold Unit: a luxurious experience where technology and preforming arts are mixed to create a one-of-a-kind show. Whether it’s a futuristic laser act or mesmerizing aerial performances, the show has something for all tastes and expectations. April 21 – Friday: 7:30pm April 22 – Saturday:

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