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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

August Wilson’s Fences

Virginia Rep’s November Theatre 114 West Broad Street, Richmond

This drama tells the story of Troy Maxson, a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Once a star in the Negro leagues, Troy’s dream of playing in the majors was denied due to the color of his skin. Years later, Troy’s…

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IdentityRVA: Exploring Our Humanity

Weinstein JCC 5403 Monument Ave, Richmond

A photography exhibit that focuses on the humanity that exists in each of us and seeks to raise awareness and explore issues around how we are all more alike than we might think despite some of our differences.

Free

The Cake

Richmond Triangle Players 1300 Altamont, Richmond

Della makes cakes, not judgment calls – those she leaves to her husband, Tim. But when the girl she helped raise comes back home to North Carolina to get married, and the fiancé is actually a fiancée, Della’s life gets…

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Banner Lecture: Inventing Disaster

Virginia Museum of History and Culture 428 North Boulevard, Richmond

Cynthia Kierner will deliver a Banner Lecture entitled “Inventing Disaster: The Culture of Calamity from the Jamestown Colony to the Johnstown Flood.”

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Valentine’s Day Party

Upper King William Library 694-J Sharon Road, King William

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with cookies, cupcakes, cards, and a fun guessing game.

Free

Project 1619

Chester Library

Calvin Pearson, founder and president of Project 1619, will discuss his organization’s mission to promote awareness of the first Africans brought to America. Mr. Pearson will discuss the importance of the 400th anniversary of this momentous occasion and why it…

Free

Friendship Party

Mechanicsville Library 7461 Sherwood Crossing Place, Mechanicsville

A pre-Valentine’s celebration of friendship with games, crafts, and snacks. Bring a friend or find one at the celebration. Refreshments provided by Friends of the Mechanicsville Library.

Free

Alfredo Rodríguez and Pedrito Martínez

Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond 453 Westhampton Way, Richmond

Percussionist Pedrito Martínez and pianist Alfredo Rodríguez first worked together on Rodríguez’s 2012 release Invasion Parade. Rodríguez, who was trained in the rigorous classical conservatories of Havana, Cuba, is a protégé of Quincy Jones.

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Kesem Inclusive Theater Performance

Weinstein JCC 5403 Monument Ave, Richmond

Kesem (“Magic” in Hebrew) is exactly what occurs when actors, both with and without needs, go through this theatrical process together. Under the direction of Brian Bassett, participants learn, grow and express themselves in ways they may never had imagined.

Free
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