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October 2016
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It’s All Relative: Richmond Families (1616-2016)

October 13, 2016 - June 18, 2017
The Valentine, 1015 East Clay Street
Richmond,VA23219United States
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What defines a Richmond family in 2016? The classic nuclear family has been left behind along with our black and white television sets and tuna noodle casseroles. This exhibition explores the changing definition and composition of what makes a family in our Richmond community over the past five centuries.

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January 2017
Free

Sara D. November Gallery Opening: Children of the Weinstein JCC

January 12 - March 9
Weinstein Jewish Community Center, 5403 Monument Avenue
Richmond ,VA23226United States
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Opening Reception: Thursday, January 12 at 5PM at the Weinstein JCC FREE The Weinstein JCC loves helping children become strong, creative, connected members of our community! Thousands of children make their way through our doors each year participating in Preschool, Kids’ Place, camps and programs. Over the course of this six-week period, Patrons and community members will get to experience beautiful, whimsical works from the children of the Center. This show will run in the Sara D. November Gallery at…

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Half-Price Admission Days Now – Feb. 28, 2017

January 18 - February 28
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave
Richmond,VA23228United States
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All Garden visitors enjoy half-price admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden now through February 28, 2017. During this time only, Garden admission is $6 for adults and seniors and $4 for children. There is plenty to see at the Garden, even in winter! The warm and cozy Conservatory beckons with aromatic orchids, blooming cactus, birds-of-paradise and other tropical flowers. Did you know that we have over 200 orchids and winter is one of the best times to see them flowering?…

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Deathtrap

January 19 - February 25
Swift Creek Mill Theatre, 17401 Jefferson Davis Hwy
South Chesterfield ,VA23834United States
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Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, has hit a dry spell.  A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student – a thriller which Sidney recognizes as a potential Broadway hit.  He makes a devilish plan that takes us on a roller-coaster ride full of twists and turns, thrills and laughter, and leaves us guessing until the final moments of the play.  Deathtrap is a classic of the genre! This show contains…

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February 2017
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Buffalo Soldier (February 3 – February 26)

February 3 @ 7:00 pm - February 26 @ 4:00 pm
Children’s Theatre of Virginia At Willow Lawn, 1601 Willow Lawn Dr
Richmond,VA23230United States
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BUFFALO SOLDIER February 3 - February 26, 2017 At Virginia Rep's Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn Written by Bruce Craig Miller Direction by John Moon This family friendly production tells the fascinating story of Richmond native Jones Morgan, one of the original Buffalo Soldiers. It was selected by the Pentagon as a morale booster after 9/11, and became the first professional play in history to be performed within the Pentagon’s walls. Length: 50 minutes Suggested for ages 7 and up.…

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3 in 30 Gallery Talk: African Art

February 7 @ 11:00 am - March 7 @ 11:30 am
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220United States
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Join Richard Woodward and Ashley Duhrkoop for a conversation about the beauty and power of art in its cultural context and in a museum setting. The dialogue will focus on three works of African and African-American art in the galleries.

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Violet

February 16 - March 11
Theatre Gym at Virginia Rep Center, 114 West Broad Street
Richmond,VA23220United States
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Violet tells the story of a young woman’s quest for beauty amidst the image-obsessed landscape of the 1960s. Facially disfigured in a childhood accident, Violet dreams of a miraculous transformation through the power of faith. Convinced that a televangelist in Oklahoma can heal her, she hops a Greyhound bus and starts the journey of a lifetime.

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UR Dancers Annual Spring Concert

February 24 - February 26
Alice Jepson Theatre, 28 Westhampton Way
Richmond,VA23173United States
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Join University Dancers in celebrating 32 years of engaging dance with our annual concert, Nexus, which brings the work of innovative and talented choreographers Alexandra Damiani and Norbert De La Cruz III to the University of Richmond. Ms. Damiani, former artistic director of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, returns to Richmond for her third creative residency. Her work, noted for its broken lines, isolated parts, and group dynamics, is fused with a progressive movement vocabulary. Norbert De La Cruz, who returns…

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Toys of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s

February 24 - September 4
Virginia Historical Society, 428 N Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220United States
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Gumby. Barbie. Slinky. Mr. Potato Head. Wham-O. Spirograph. Hot Wheels. The names of popular toys from the 1950s, '60s and '70s capture the craziness, the joy, the sheer fun of being a kid. But beneath those nutty names are rich veins of nostalgia, memory and history. The stories of the kids who played with these toys, the adults who bought them, the child-rearing experts who judged them and the people who invented them, reflect the rhythms of American life. Experience…

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Dancing Lessons

February 24 - March 26
Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road
Hanover,VA23069United States
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Ever, an awkward professor with Asperger’s Syndrome, seeks dancing lessons from his neighbor, Senga, an out of commission Broadway dancer. As the unlikely relationship unfolds, the two make hilarious and heartwarming discoveries about themselves and each other.

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