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Edith Shelton’s Richmond

The Valentine 1015 East Clay Street, Richmond

For decades, Edith Keesee Shelton (1899-1989) took numerous photographs documenting Richmond. She focused primarily on the downtown districts of Carver and Jackson Ward in the 1950s. Now using captivating images from Shelton to examine mid-20th century Richmond neighborhoods.

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Virginia Arcadia: The Natural Bridge in American Art

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 200 N Boulevard, Richmond

VMFA presents Virginia Arcadia: The Natural Bridge in American Art. Explore the artistic legacy of an iconic natural wonder. Depicted and celebrated for centuries, the Natural Bridge is the Shenandoah Valley’s breathtaking centerpiece—a towering, primeval witness to human history and…

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Super Fit Challenge

Calling all kids age 4 to 17. Think you’ve got what it takes to be Super Fit? Ready to learn some new moves and push yourself further than you’ve ever gone before? This spring Kids Run RVA is helping you…

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Mental Health: Mind Matters

Science Museum of Virginia 2500 W Broad St, Richmond

A touring exhibition that uses immersive experiences and multimedia activities to raise awareness about mental illness. Free with Science Museum of Virginia admission. Open Wednesdays through Sundays, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Read the RFM review here.

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Maker Workshops

Science Museum of Virginia 2500 W Broad St, Richmond

Exploratory activities for kids. 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, & Sundays

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LEGO Exhibit

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

Featuring works by Lego artist Brian Korte and youth artists from their artreach programs.

Free

Chicken Little on the Farm On Demand

Swift Creek Mill Theatre 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway, Colonial Heights

Have fun learning about things that grow with Chicken Little, Farmer Tom, Scarecrow, and all their farmyard friends.

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Romp n’ Roll Spring Camp

Romp n' Roll West End 9677 W Broad St, Glen Allen

Drop your preschooler off to enjoy 3 hours of socialization, gym time, group play, and imaginative thinking. For ages 2 to 5, no potty training required. Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Virginia Jazz: The Early Years Exhibition

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

Highlights six decades of Virginia artists and their contributions to the development of Jazz as an American art form. The presentation features 35 Virginians who achieved national and international acclaim for their work. Exhibition runs through June 2021.

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Restore: The Healing Power of Nature

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond

The theme of “Restore” is being used to highlight the healing powers of nature and the interconnectedness of people, plants, and water. Native plants, water conservation, and themes related to health and wellness with a focus on community will be…

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Patrick Henry, Liberty or Death, and the American Revolution

St. John's Church 2401 E. Broad Street, Richmond

Come inside Historic St. John's Church to see the location of the Second Virginia Convention of March 1775 where Patrick Henry delivered his 'Liberty or Death" speech in the heady days on the eve of the American Revolution. Timed Tours:…

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The Children’s Museum of Richmond’s Annual Tuition Raffle

Children's Museum of Richmond, Downtown 2626 W. Broad Street, Richmond

Now through June 18th, you have the chance to make a significant investment in a child’s future, with the Children’s Museum’s 9th annual Tuition Raffle. Each raffle ticket costs just $50 and the lucky winner will receive $50,000 deposited into…

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Spring Awakening

Virtual

VCUarts Theatre presents Spring Awakening, a heart wrenching journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. All performances are virtual.

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Ongoing

A Million Blooms

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond

The Garden’s celebration of spring. A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses, and more.

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RVA Community Makers Exhibition

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

RVA Community Makers is a public art mural compiled by artist Hamilton Glass. The mixed media mural honors five musicians who have been selected for their creativity and impact on the RVA community. Five local visual artists have been selected…

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Strut Your Mutt 30 Day Challenge

The Strut Your Mutt 30 Day Challenge, hosted by Richmond Animal League, is from April 23rd-May 22nd and ends with a wrap-up party on May 23rd at Starr Hill Beer Hall. The goal is to complete as many challenges as…

Free

Youth Class – The Nature Of Shapes Series

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

Participants ages 4 to 7 will be introduced to the elements of shape and how it is evident in nature and art. Each class will begin outdoors with a short walk to observe shapes found in nature. In the studio,…

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40th Birthday Celebration

Children's Museum of Richmond, Downtown 2626 W. Broad Street, Richmond

Help the Children's Museum of Richmond celebrate their 40th birthday with lots of games, activities, and fun. Celebration is included with general admission.

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Mother’s Day Weekend

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond

Many opportunities to spend time with mom and loved ones.

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ASK 5K and Fun Walk

Your Route, Your Way VA

A celebration of the strength and courage of children with cancer and their families here in Central Virginia. Your participation in the 16th Annual (Virtual!) Walk helps to make life better for local children with cancer from the moment of…

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PopUp Market

The Diamond 3001 N Boulevard, Richmond

Featuring dozens of artisans and other local business vendors. Plus, beer and wine and food trucks. Come see us April 17, May 1, and May 22.

Free

SPARC Pop-Up Class (Grades: 2nd to 4th)

SPARC 2106-A North Hamilton Street, Richmond

A morning of theatrical fun in SPARC's outdoor classroom. SPARC's fantastic teaching artists will lead a socially distant performing arts class for 2nd through 4th graders. This one-time-only class will provide a great opportunity to learn a little bit about…

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Science Saturday – The Mystery of Sharks

Grab the family and go on a virtual fossil-filled journey with Stratford Hall’s Manager of Education & Public Outreach Jon Bachman, the man who found the earliest record of dinosaurs, for Science Saturday at Stratford Hall - The Mystery of…

Free

Market at 25th Anniversary and Community Day

The Market at 25th 25th Street & Fairmount, Richmond

The events will take place on 25th Street in Church Hill between R Street and T Street with a supermarket sweep.

Free

RV(irtual)A Booklovers’ Festival

Catch the same amazing bookish vibe, indie authors, small presses, and literary crafters you'd find in Jefferson Park. Attend panels, readings, and activities all day long from the comfort of your own home. They are accepting applications for authors, vendors,…

Free
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