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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

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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Cirque Italia

April 27 - April 30
Charlottesville Fashion Square Mall, 1600 Rio Rd E
Charlottesville, VA

The stage holds 35,000 gallons of water that performers dazzle over bringing unique aerial acts, hand balancing, contortionists, and many more surprise performances that are breathtaking.

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RVA French Food Festival

April 28 - April 29
Little Sisters of the Poor, 1503 Michaels Rd
Henrico, 23229

Sample the rich flavors of France’s finest cuisine, served up by a team of phenomenal local chefs. Enjoy French culture, cuisine, music, and wine. Benefits The Little Sisters of the Poor. 4:30 PM –  7:30 PM, FRIDAY 11:00 AM –  9:00 PM, SATURDAY  

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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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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,

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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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Spring Musical: “Once on this Island,”

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - April 29 @ 7:00 pm
The Steward School, Lora M. Robins Theatre, 11600 Gayton Road
Richmond, VA 23238

Can love exist between a rich young man and a poor peasant girl? This common fairy tale story meets an island drumbeat in this joyous musical. This sweet story performed by students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 will keep the audience dancing in their seats.

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Seussical

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - April 29 @ 7:30 pm
Douglas Freeman High School, 8701 Three Chopt Road
Henrico, VA 23229

Our best-loved Dr. Seuss characters are lovingly brought to life in this unforgettable musical caper. The Cat in the Hat tells the story in which the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant. Seussical is fun for the whole family. Presented by the Douglas Freeman Players.

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10:00 am
Free

Love For Lelia Spring Event

April 28 @ 10:00 am - April 29 @ 6:00 pm
Wilson Lee Interiors and Her Boutique, 11456 Belvedere Vista Lane
Richmond, VA 23235

Several activities to help a girl named Lelia who has been diagnosed with brain cancer. Friday there will be a Wendell August Trunk Show. On Saturday, children's author Leann Smith will be there to read and sign her books, along with a ticket only Garden Party.

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5:00 pm
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Brook Hill Festival

April 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 1214 Wilmer Ave
Richmond, VA 23227

Friday activities include a catered dinner (includes cemetery tour), living history cemetery tours, and church tours.

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6:00 pm
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Make-for-Mom Kids Time

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

A drop-off kids class where each child one of a kind vase with fingerprints and a glass necklace pendant that would be the perfect gift for Mom, Grandma, or any special woman. For kids 6 and up.

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6:30 pm
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Earth Day Camp In

April 28 @ 6:30 pm - April 29 @ 9:00 am
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States

Cancelled

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Checkered Flag 5K and Kids Run

April 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Richmond International Raceway, 600 E Laburnum Ave
Richmond, VA 23222

In partnership with the Richmond Road Runners, the race will take runners around the RIR property and onto the historic track surface, finishing the last leg of the race at the official RIR finish line. Participants of this unique new family race, now have the opportunity to run where legends have run.

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7:00 pm
Free

4th Friday Art Shows and Opening Reception

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Art Works, 320 Hull St.
Richmond, VA 23224

The spring art shows vary from silver dancers, hash tags to the natural world. Mike Keeling, painter and photographer presents La Danseuse En Argent (the silver dancer) complete with a performance by his model. 5 other shows open. Live music, dance, and meet the artists.

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8:00 pm
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Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

April 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Altria Theater, 6 N Laurel Street
Richmond, VA 23220

The inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts. Recommended for ages 10 and up. There is no foul language, but there is talk about the

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