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February 2019

Fresh Paint: Murals Inspired by the Story of Virginia

February 1 - April 21
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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This unprecedented exhibition brings together original large-scale artwork created by Virginia-based artists with historical objects, books, letters, diaries, and photographs from the museum's world-class collection of nine million items representing the story of Virginia. The walls inside the Virginia Sargeant Reynolds Gallery will be transformed with fresh paint and expressive reflections on Virginia’s past. Using the mural aesthetic to blend the present with the past, the exhibit is the first of its kind for a history museum in the Commonwealth.

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Cyrano De Bergerac

February 1 - March 2
Swift Creek Mill Theatre, 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway
Colonial Heights,VA23834
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Rostand’s masterpiece tells the true, but fictionalized story of the gifted poet, musician, soldier and duelist who is kept from expressing his love for the beautiful Roxanne by the shame he feels about his rather large nose! Alternately funny, dramatic, witty, touching and tragic, Ms. Frankel’s adaptation makes this wonderful story accessible to everyone. If you have been directly affected by the federal government shutdown, your federal ID is worth two tickets to Cyrano de Bergerac. Get details here.

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Half-Price Admission Days

February 1 - February 28
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond,VA23228
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Free

All Garden visitors enjoy half-price admission through Feb. 28.

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Huck and Tom

February 1 - March 3
Virginia Rep’s Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn, 1601 W. Broad St
Richmond,Virginia23230
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This Virginia Rep original adaptation brings Mark Twain’s two classic American novels into one fast-paced, footstompin’ musical adventure down the Mississippi. Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer spring to life along with familiar characters Jim, Becky Thatcher, Aunt Polly, and all the residents and rapscallions of Hannibal, MO, as they explore the majestic river that defined their lives, tested their souls, and carried their spirits into the heart of America. Sensory Friendly Performances Wednesday, February 6 at 10:30 a.m. (schools) Saturday,…

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The Art of Freedom Exhibition

February 1 - April 27
Black History Museum of Virginia, 122 W. Leigh Street
Richmond,VA
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There are many ways to convey the meaning of freedom. This exhibition explores freedom through the eyes of Virginia-born and Virginia-based artists. And as you will see, these works of art evoke sentiments of joy, sadness, hope, anticipation, and more. The artists communicate their message of freedom through various mediums including sculpture, acrylics, pastels, photographs, fabrics, jewelry, and pottery. The exhibition is open during normal museum hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Curious George: Let’s Get Curious

February 4 - September 15
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond,VA23220United States
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Based on the familiar characters in H.A. and Margret Rey’s classic stories and inspired by the animated television series on PBS KIDS, the exhibition takes place in the neighborhood where Curious George lives with his friend, The Man with the Yellow Hat. Guests will be able to operate wheels to help George climb a building, sort and weigh fruits and vegetables at the produce stand, use science skills to putt a hole of mini golf, climb the rocket from George’s…

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Once

February 8 - March 3
Virginia Rep’s November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street
Richmond,VA23220
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Once follows a classic tale of boy-meets-girl but through the eyes of two musicians and the community they bring together on the streets of Dublin.

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Tuskegee Peanut Man

February 11 - March 1
Swift Creek Mill Theatre, 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway
Colonial Heights,VA23834
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He was much more than just a peanut man. His counsel was sought by the likes of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison, but he chose to make his career at the famous Tuskegee Institute, creating everything from lamp oil and plastics to cosmetics and medicines. An amazing man, and a fascinating story to celebrate Black History Month. Approximately 45 minutes. Best for grades 3 through 7.

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The Elixir of Love

February 22 - February 24
Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center, 600 E Grace Street
Richmond,VA23219
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This comic opera is Gaetano Donizetti’s most performed opera worldwide with sparkling effervescent tunes, emotional melodies and the quack medicine man selling his love potion. The characters develop before our very eyes in a most touching love story containing one of the most famous tenor arias of all time “Una furtiva lagrima.” Presented by Virginia Opera.

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Family Camp-In: Winter Adventures

February 22 @ 6:30 pm - February 23 @ 6:30 pm
Maymont, Nature Center, 2201 Shields Lake Drive
Richmond,VA23220
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Whether winter makes you want to huddle, burrow, celebrate or hibernate, you’ll discover an animal just like you during this cool overnight adventure. Learn the cold-weather habits of native animal species during an evening hike of the grounds, and meet a few of Maymont’s own animal ambassadors. Afterwards, make s’mores and listen to stories around the campfire. Following a night in the Nature Center galleries, enjoy a continental breakfast and take a morning hike. Ages 4 and older; one adult…

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