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Founding Frenemies: Hamilton and the Virginians

Virginia Museum of History and Culture 428 North Boulevard, Richmond

Just in time for the Virginia tour of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s award-winning Hamilton: An American Musical, an interactive exhibition that explores Hamilton’s relationships with the founding generation of Virginians. Objects on display illustrate Hamilton’s service as General George Washington’s right-hand man,…

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The Melody Lingers On: The Songs of Irving Berlin

The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen 2880 Mountain Rd, Glen Allen

Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin. Dialogue taken from the book Irving Berlin: A Daughter’s Memoir by Mary Ellin Barrett. Script Continuity by Tom Briggs. Orchestration and Vocal Arrangements by Donald Johnston. Presented by Henrico Theatre Company.

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2020 W&M Global Film Festival

The festival features four days of films, receptions, special guests, and workshops. Many programs are free to attend, with most Kimball Theatre movie events costing $5 or $10.

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Edward Hopper and the American Hotel

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 200 N Boulevard, Richmond

Check in to Edward Hopper’s hotels, motels, tourist homes, and boarding houses in this first investigation of the celebrated artist’s images of hospitality settings. Culturally probing and formally beguiling, the selected paintings and works on paper explore America’s hotel consciousness…

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#BallotBattle: The Social Struggle for Suffrage

The Valentine 1015 East Clay Street, Richmond

To highlight the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, #BallotBattle: Richmond’s Social Struggle for Suffrage uses modern social media platforms to profile five Richmond viewpoints and the racial and generational tensions that each exposed.

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The Paradox of Liberty: Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello Exhibition

Black History Museum of Virginia 122 W. Leigh Street, Richmond

Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence, yet he owned 607 people over the course of his lifetime. Where most exhibitions speak from Jefferson’s viewpoint, this one gives voice to the many enslaved families who built and maintained Monticello.

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Half-Price Admission Days

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond

All Garden visitors enjoy half-price admission.

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Daddy Long Legs

Swift Creek Mill Theatre 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway, Colonial Heights

Based on the classic novel, tells the rags-to-riches tale of newfound love.

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse at Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts 600 E Grace St #400, Richmond

This play imagines the lives of two minor characters from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. As the story unfolds, they voice their confusion about the play that’s being performed without them, untangling bigger questions about life and death, reality and…

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Harriet Tubman

Virginia Rep's Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn 1601 W. Broad St, Richmond

This stirring drama with music shares in the joys, sorrows, and challenges Harriet Tubman faced while courageously freeing herself and hundreds of others from the bonds of slavery. As Harriet and her friend, Sarah Bradford, narrate her adventurous life, we…

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Giant Insects

Science Museum of Virginia 2500 W Broad St, Richmond

See insects up close and personal like never before. This touring exhibition features six gigantic, robotic insects ranging from 40 to 120 times larger than life size. Guests will explore entomology as they operate animatronic heads to learn how certain…

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Working Together: Louis Draper and the Kamoinge Workshop

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 200 N Boulevard, Richmond

Inspired by the archive of Richmond native Louis Draper, VMFA has organized an unprecedented exhibition that chronicles the first twenty years of the Kamoinge Workshop, a group of African American photographers he helped to found in 1963.

Free

From PossAbilities to Practical Application

Hilton Richmond Hotel and Spa - Short Pump 12042 W Broad St, Richmond

A day of learning, networking, and inspirations. The keynote speaker Dr. Julie Causton will speak on the “Heartset of Inclusive Education” and then there are also breakout sessions.

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Frozen 2 Party

Goochland Library 3075 River Road West, Goochland

Join Elsa and Anna for games, crafts, and fun. Wear your favorite Frozen character costume if you like. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Goochland Library.

Free

Screening of Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Kimball Theatre Williamsburg

Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle, nothing could prepare Dora for her most dangerous adventure yet – high school. Sponsored by the Triangle Arts & Culture League.

Free

Groundhog Day Celebration

Libbie Mill Library 2100 Libbie Lake East St., Henrico

Celebrate Groundhog Day and find out if the groundhog sees his shadow. Learn about groundhogs, make a groundhog craft, and meet Libbie Mill Louie—a real puppet groundhog.

Free

Stories at the Museum

Virginia Museum of History and Culture 428 North Boulevard, Richmond

Special educator-led readings of children's history books, accompanied by make-and-take craft activities. They're open to all ages and included with museum suggested admission. This reading will be Ella Fitzgerald by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara in honor of Black History Month.

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Outside, In!

Montpelier Library 17205 Sycamore Tavern Lane, Montpelier

Winter Drearies got you down? Come to the library for a round of mini-golf and fun under the sunny sky of our imaginations. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Montpelier Library.

Free

Children’s Story Time

Redemption Books 3008 Stonypoint Road, Richmond

Kids get an engaging stories, coloring and activity sheets, plus a snack (with parent permission), all while you sip coffee and shop in peace. Great for kids 2 and up.

Free

View from the Butler’s Pantry

Maymont 2201 Shields Lake Drive, Richmond

View Maymont Mansion from the perspective of those who knew it as a workplace. Discover the daily challenges that African American workers faced maintaining a millionaire’s home and lifestyle while navigating the difficulties beyond the estate’s gates in turbulent times.…

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1st Drafts and Bagels – Before A Fall

Firehouse Theatre 1609 W. Broad St., Richmond

A Southern Gothic tale of faith, family & fear. Framed as a courtroom drama, the story centers on a high-school student shrouded in secrets, the teacher who struggles to unravel the mystery, and a community that turns a blind eye.

Free

History in Focus: The Ragged Road to Reconstruction

Meadow Farm Museum 3400 Mountain Road, Glen Allen

The American Civil War ended in 1865, the period that followed was going to be a time of reunification, reform, and physical rebuilding, but legislation was enacted to create a period of division, fear, and oppression. The immediate effects of…

Free

CoderDojo

Atlee Library 9161 Atlee Road, Mechanicsville

Ages 11 to 18 learn how to build a game, website, or program. Presenters from Maggie L. Walker Governor's School will provide instructions. No prior experience is required. Call or visit the library or go to their online calendar to…

Free

FrogWatch Training

Maymont 2201 Shields Lake Drive, Richmond

Become a FrogWatch USA volunteer and learn how to help scientists monitor these amazing amphibians. Coordinators with the Maymont FrogWatch Chapter will teach you how to develop and monitor frogs and toads in your own backyard, contributing to one of…

Free

BAJ Natural

The Montpelier Center for Arts & Education 17205 Mountain Rd, Montpelier

This skincare, hair care, and self-care company will have its launch party, with vendors from other small businesses, refreshments, music, networking opportunities, and a swag bag. BAJ Natural is a woman small owned business, that features handmade products like soaps,…

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Woven Together: Experiencing Peoplehood through Song

Weinstein JCC 5403 Monument Ave, Richmond

Songs weave us together and connect us to our people and our communal experiences. The community is invited to a special evening of Havdalah and songs presented by Cantor Sarah Beck-Berman and Cantor Dara Rosenblatt.

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Altria Masterworks 5: Laura Jackson

Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts 600 E Grace Street, Richmond

The fifth performance in our masterworks series will feature Conductor and Music Director Candidate, Laura Jackson.

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