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April 2018

Virginia Jazz: The Early Years

April 1 - April 30
The Valentine*, 1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219 United States
$

This exhibition created by Richmond Jazz Society illuminates Virginians who made significant contributions to the development of Jazz as an American art form – from the early rhythms of the music’s birth at the turn of the 20th century to the multi-faceted vibrations leading to the music’s modern sound.

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A Million Blooms

April 1 - June 1
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden*, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228
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A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses, and more.

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Going Places Exhibition

April 1 - August 19
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Where did you go today? And how did you get there? Going Places is an interactive exhibition that explores the technology behind travel that makes the farthest reaches of our planet accessible. By climbing aboard a flight simulator to pilot a plane, riding on a hovercraft, trying to pack a cargo ship without capsizing it, sailing a land yacht across heavy winds and more, guests will observe, understand, and use an incredible range of travel technology to see how it…

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Dames at Sea

April 1 - May 5
Swift Creek Mill Theatre, 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
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A tap-happy gem of a show that celebrates the golden era of movie musicals, this is the show that brought stardom to a 20-year-old Bernadette Peters and still delights audiences today. Lots of corny fun, lots of great singing and dancing and, of course, a very happy ending

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The Horse in Ancient Greek Art

April 1 - July 8
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts*, 200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Free

Exhibit features Greek vases, sculpture, and coins from the 8th through the 4th centuries BC drawn from private collections, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Tampa Museum of Art, and other museum collections. Two creative stations and a poetry lounge make it perfect for all ages.

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WWI America

April 1 - July 29
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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The exhibition features more than 100 objects, multimedia presentations, and interactive experiences and focuses on WWI as a transformational event. Themes such as immigration and migration, racial conflict, women’s rights, labor struggles, challenges to civil liberties, and the meaning of citizenship are explored.

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The Commonwealth and the Great War

April 1 - November 18
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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In 1917, Virginia-born President Woodrow Wilson brought the nation into war against the German, Austrian, and Ottoman empires. This tells the stories of individual Virginians who carried the state’s proud military tradition to the battlefront during World War I. 100,000 of them served; 3,700 died. Many more were injured.

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Pinwheels for Prevention Garden

April 1 - April 28
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden*, 1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228
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In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, 3,000+ pinwheels will be “planted” in the Terrace Lawn (adjacent to the Cochrane Rose Garden), each representing a child served this year by Prevent Child Abuse Virginia’s Healthy Families program.

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April Exhibits

April 1 - April 21
Art Works, 320 Hull St.
Richmond, VA 23224
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Free

See these exhibits Tues - Sun 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. The Curio Project: A collection of fine art objects, assemblages, and other oddities, Reassurance and Peace in Nature During Troubled Times by Libby Clark, Jeffro's Freaky Funky Fish Show by Jeff “Jeffro” Helm, Yield by Melanie Kleunder, and #RVA by Elizabeth Johnson Phillips.  

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SV Randall: In The Purple

April 1 - April 28
1708 Gallery, 319 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
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Free

In the Purple examines the relationship between consumer, commodity, and object transformation. Randall focuses on the symbolism and historical implication of basic consumer objects to identify the notion of obsolescence, visual decay, and materiality.

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