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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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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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Free

Romero Britto Exhibition

April 29 - April 30
Chasen Galleries, 3554 West Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221

An impressive collection of artworks and sculpture by world-renowned artist Romero Britto will be on exhibition and available for acquisition. The exhibition opens with a series of live Artist Appearances.

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2017 Denim Drive

April 29 - April 30
Regency Square Mall, 1420 North Parham Road
Richmond, 23229

Donate your denim items at the information booth upstairs near Gymboree. Prizes awarded to the top three Henrico County elementary, middle and high schools that collect the most denim. Benefits Goodwill and Henrico County Public Schools. Saturday, April 29 form 10am-9pm Sunday, April 30 from 12-6pm

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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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10:00 am
Free

Art on the Square

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Merchant Square, 134 N Henry St
Williamsburg, VA 23185

The event features more than 170 artists. Benefits Williamsburg area visual/performing arts organizations. Presented by The Junior Woman’s Club of Williamsburg .

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11:15 am
Free

Developing a Positive Self Image

April 30 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Kids ages 8 to 18 will hear speakers and discuss leadership, growth, and positive image from the perspective of the John Maxwell Team Global Youth Initiative.

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12:00 pm
Free

Food Truck Rally

April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Precision Body Works , 7425 W Broad St 
Richmond, VA 23294

CANCELLED!  

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12:55 pm
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Bolshoi Ballet Broadcast: Contemporary Evening

April 30 @ 12:55 pm - 4:00 pm
Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond*, 28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173

An evening of the best dancers with masters of contemporary choreography results in an outstanding synthesis of bringing Van Manen’s formal beauty, León and Lightfoot’s intensity, and Ratmansky’s witty brilliance to a new level.

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1:00 pm
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Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 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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Williamsburg Craft Beer Festival

April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Williamsburg Public Library, 401 N Boundary St
Williamsburg, VA 23185

More than 20 craft beers from at least 10 different breweries come together to benefit Williamsburg-area non-profits: Avalon, Beyond Boobs!, Child Development Resources (CDR), Literacy for Life, The Rotary Club of Williamsburg, and YEP. Advanced ticket prices are available.

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Puberty: Something New About You

April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, Williamsburg Room, 1602 Skipwith Road
Richmond, Virginia 23229

A puberty program for 4 and 5th grade girls and parent. When girls learn about puberty before it happens, they face it with greater confidence and even excitement. This is the perfect time to start healthy, factual conversations. Girlology is a medically based educational platform specializing in puberty, emerging sexuality, and adolescent health.

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2:00 pm
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Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Richmond International Raceway, 600 E Laburnum Ave
Richmond, VA 23222

Racing on America’s premier short track and family activities all day long.  

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Free

I Spy….Scavenger Hunt

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Rd
Chesterfield, Virginia 23832

I spy with my Ranger eye..... From creepy crawlies to feathered friends and hidden history to silly squirrels, the whole family, included leashed dogs, can enjoy trying to spy what the ranger spies.

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Swim Team Movie Premiere

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Swift Creek Family YMCA, 15800 Hampton Park Dr
Chesterfield , VA 23832

The Virginia Premiere of the award-winning documentary "Swim Team". This film tells the story of three teenagers with autism and their families in New Jersey as they navigate their journey to adulthood. This film is not rated and is intended for older audiences. There will also be a brief panel discussion.

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Music from Grove Spring 2017 Concert Series

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Seventh Street Christian Church, 4101 Grove Avenue
Richmond, VA 23221

American Youth Harp Ensemble and Virginia Choristers will present a “Wales and England Preview” as the opening concert on the Music from Grove Spring 2017 concert series. For more information contact Aponi Brunson at 804-837-9355

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3:00 pm
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Enchantment Theatre Company, Peter Rabbit Tales

April 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond*, 28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173

“Once upon a time there were four little rabbits, and their names were – Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-tail and Peter….” These famous opening lines of The Tale of Peter Rabbit have enchanted young audiences for more than 100 years with the exploits of a charming hero.

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6:30 pm
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Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

April 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 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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