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February 2017
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Murry DePillars Exhibition at the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia

February 3 @ 10:00 am - June 3 @ 5:00 pm
Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia, 122 W. Leigh Street
Richmond,VA 23220 United States
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Murry DePillars: Double Vision is an exhibition of works organized around Murry DePillars’ dual role of artist and educator. As both an accomplished artist and dedicated dean of VCU’s School of the Arts from 1976 until 1995, Murry DePillars: Double Vision highlights his important legacy. A visionary with a dual passion, DePillars applied his fervent artistic mission to the development of VCU’s School of the Arts into one of the largest art schools in the country, while maintaining his artistic…

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Toys of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s

February 24 - September 4
Virginia Historical Society, 428 N Boulevard
Richmond,VA 23220 United 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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March 2017
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Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea

March 4 - September 4
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond,VA 23220 United States
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Uncover the dynamic intersection of art and science in Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea. Created entirely from plastic pollution recovered from the ocean, this impactful display includes a dozen gigantic marine wildlife sculptures – from jellyfish to eels. Designed to illustrate the worldwide issue of pollution in oceans and waterways, Washed Ashore reveals a powerful message about our impact on the environment. The beautifully-designed sculptures depict an array of sea life that are most affected by plastic pollution,…

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Something’s Afoot

March 9 - May 6
Swift Creek Mill Theatre, 17401 Jefferson Davis Hwy
South Chesterfield ,VA 23834 United States
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Ten people are stranded in an isolated English country house during a raging thunderstorm — the perfect scenario for an Agatha Christie whodunit, right?  But in this musical spoof of the genre, the characters are disposed of one by one in fiendishly clever and comic ways:  poison darts, man-eating flower pots, and exploding staircases to name just a few!  How will it end?  Come and see for yourself!

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Vibrance: Lego Art by Brickworkz / Brian Korte

March 30 - May 21
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road
Glen Allen,VA 23060 United States
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Back by popular demand, award-winning Richmond brick artist Brian Korte from Brickworkz will have colorful mosaics on display, made entirely with LEGO bricks! This year's theme is "Vibrance" so expect to see bright, colorful works (and some old favorites as well). The March 30th opening reception is FREE from 6-9pm and open to the public/family-friendly. Wine and refreshments will be served! Plus, attendees will have a chance to meet and greet the artist, explore our additional art galleries, and discover…

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April 2017
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LEGO Contest

April 1 - May 8
Twin Hickory Area Library, 5001 Twin Hickory Rd
Glen Allen,VA 23059 United States
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Calling all LEGO enthusiasts! Design and build an original LEGO structure. Entries will be accepted April 1st through April 22nd at Twin Hickory Library. The public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorites from April 25th through May 8th and will determine the winners in various age groups. Prizes will be awarded! All participants must submit an entry form with their design. Registration is not required.

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The Heir Apparent

April 6 - April 30
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Boulevard
Richmond,VA 23220 United States
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Quill Theatre, in partnership with the University of Richmond, is proud to present the next in our 2016-17 season, The Heir Apparent, written by David Ives, adapted from Le Légataire universel by Jean-François Regnard. This effervescent comedy, nominated for the The Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play, combines modern language with rhyming couplets to bring a breath of fresh air to a classic French farce. The Heir Apparent is set in Paris in 1708, and tells the story of…

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Sara D. November Gallery Opening: Undiscovered Artists & Photographers Exhibit

April 13 - May 11
Weinstein JCC, 5403 Monument Ave
Richmond,VA 23226 United States
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This show will run in the Sara D. November Gallery at the Weinstein JCC April 13 through May 11. The Sara D. November Gallery at the Weinstein JCC has been an important part of the Richmond art scene through its varied year-round exhibits. The Undiscovered Artists and Photographers Exhibits showcase the work of many talented people who have not previously exhibited in a major show. FREE and open to the public.

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Butterflies LIVE!

April 14 @ 9:00 am - August 13 @ 5:00 pm
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave
Richmond,VA 23228 United States
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April 14 – October 15, 2017 Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! Tropical beauties — fascinating and showy — transform the Conservatory’s North Wing into a wonderland of vibrant colors, captivating sights and extraordinary discoveries. The exhibit is ever-changing, so every time you visit, you’re likely to see something new. Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit filled with fun family activities for all ages. Get up close and personal as hundreds of tropical butterflies…

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WaterPlay at Lewis Ginter

April 15 - September 30
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave
Richmond,VA 23228 United States
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During warm spring, summer, and fall days, Water Play the Children’s Garden is the coolest place to be!  Bring or wear your bathing suit and water shoes to enjoy the gentle water sprays.  Don’t forget a towel and remember that swimming diapers are required for those not potty-trained. Water Play is operational when the air temperature is 70 degrees or higher. Weekends:   April 15 – Sept 25, 9 – 4:45 p.m. Weekdays: Spring Hours: April 17 through June 9,…

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