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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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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.

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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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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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The 39 Steps

Hanover Tavern 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road, Hanover

Mixes a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, and adds a dash of Monty Python, to create a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre. This play is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters…

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Matilda the Musical

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

Inspired by the fantastic genius of Roald Dahl, and combined with the witty music and lyrics of Tim Minchin.

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Advocates in Parenting Roadmap Series

Dr. Leslie Kimball, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Professor in the VCU Department of Psychiatry, will help parent better understand self-harming behaviors, triggers for these, and ways to best respond.

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Hamilton – The Artistry and the History

Varina Library 1875 New Market Road, Henrico

Join historian Mary Sands Satterwhite to explore where artistry and historical fact diverge in the hit Broadway musical Hamilton. Afterward, compete for the title of Hamilton trivia master and take home a prize.

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Thales Academy Glen Allen K-2 Prospective Parent Meeting

Richmond Community Church 11801 Nuckols Rd, Glen Allen

Opening this July, the Glen Allen campus will offer K through 2 initially, with more grades to come. Attend a parent interest meeting to learn more. The founder and 2 campus administrators will present about Thales Academy and will be…

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