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March 2019

The Art of Play

March 29, 2019 - September 30, 2019

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Ave
Richmond, VA 23228
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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will invite guests of all ages to come outside and play! The Art of Play transforms the Garden into a vibrant canvas where visitors will express themselves in a palette of playful activities. Interactive sculpture, innovative programming, multisensory activities and Pop-up Play Stations, all curated to engage imaginations and inspire flights of fancy, will awaken the artist in everyone. We’ve commissioned six Virginia artists to create whimsical installations that invite adults and children alike to engage in the creative process…

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April 2019

M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE!

April 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - October 14, 2019 @ 4:45 pm

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Ave
Richmond, VA 23228
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VISIT M&T BANK BUTTERFLIES LIVE! ****APRIL 12 – OCTOBER 14, 2019**** Daily from 9 A.M. – 4:45 P.M. Plus, new in 2019: extended summer hours on Thursday nights (til 8 p.m.) during Flowers after 5. 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. M&T…

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Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment

April 27, 2019 - August 18, 2019

VMFA Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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Power down, unplug, and join a voyage into the visionary art of Tibetan Buddhism. The journey from clamor to contemplation unfolds as you progress through a series of immersive spaces, engaging with spectacular art along the way. Nearly 100 objects, both historical and contemporary, are drawn largely from two of the country’s most extraordinary collections of Himalayan art: the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. ($, Free for VMFA members, children ages 6 and under, active-duty military personnel and their…

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A Return to the Grand Tour: Micromosaic Jewels

April 27, 2019 - September 2, 2019

VMFA Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
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Free

View this extraordinary collection of exquisite, intricately crafted works of art—precious souvenirs designed for Grand Tour travelers of the mid-18th to late-19th centuries. The wide range of subjects depicted in these 92 works include Renaissance paintings, architecture, birds, animals, historical sites, landscapes, and portraits. Micromosaics created for Grand Tour travelers reflect the sophisticated pursuits of elite Europeans for whom travel was a rite of passage.

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May 2019

Butterfly Release at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

May 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - June 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Ave
Richmond, VA 23228
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We release new butterflies daily at 10 a.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Visit during these scheduled times to see newly emerged butterflies released into the exhibit. Please note the number of butterflies being released may range from several to a dozen. M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit filled with fun family activities for all ages. Get up close and personal as hundreds of tropical butterflies feed, flutter and take flight all around you. Explore…

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Paul Penrod Memorial Art Show

May 29, 2019 - July 13, 2019

Swift Creek Mill Theatre
17401 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
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Free

The Featured Artist program of Swift Creek Mill Theatre is proud to present the artwork of Paul Penrod in an exhibition in the Historic Mill Room, along with the 2019-2020 logo artwork by Craig Martin. The show runs May 29 through July 14. There will be an opening reception for the art show May 29 at 7 PM open to Penrod’s students, admirers, and anyone who would like to view the works. For this production, we celebrate the talent of…

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June 2019

Crab Cake Week

June 1, 2019 - June 9, 2019

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is partnering with 30 restaurants in Richmond, VA to present the city’s first “Crab Cake Week” during the first week of June. Eat crab cakes and help support the Bay! During the 1st week of June 2019, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay will be launching Richmond’s first ever Crab Cake Week. Throughout this week (June 1st – June 9th), participating restaurants will showcase their tasty crab cake meals while raising awareness about Richmond’s…

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Henrico Library Summer Reading Program: Explore a Universe of Stories!

June 3, 2019 - August 31, 2019
Free

Henrico Library's 2019 Summer Reading challenge, A Universe of Stories, makes it easier than ever to earn rewards for indulging your curiosity. The challenge launches June 3 and runs Beginning Monday, June 3, you can visit henricolibrary.org/summerreading to create an account, or stop by the library to pick up a paper log, pencil, bookmark, and your choice of an enamel pin or balsa glider when you sign up. Once you sign up online, you will be entered into drawings for $25 gift…

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Boxer Brief Run

June 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Stony Point Fashion Park
9200 Stony Point Parkway
Richmond, VA 23235
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The “Boxer Brief 5K” is HCB2’s largest educational and awareness-raising event!  New in 2019:  Butt Imprint Art, Supreme Justice RBG’s personal trainer Bryant Johson will be onsite to lead a post-race stretch, and we have the band What's On Tap jamming along the course!  Children under the age of eight are invited to participate in the Caped Colon Crusader .5 mile run prior to the 5K event.  There is no charge for the children’s activity.  Register your child onsite on race day.…

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Boot Camp for New Dads Class

June 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Henrico Doctors’ Hospital
1602 Skipwith Road
Richmond , VA 23229
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New babies don’t come with owners’ manuals. Crying babies, diaper changing, and understanding mom’s emotions are new experiences for first-time fathers. Spend a morning with other first-time dads who provide practical tips and perspectives by bringing their own babies — and will leave you confident in your own ability to be a great dad. REGISTER HERE!  Topics include: Caring for babies, particularly when they are crying Caring for moms, particularly when they are crying How to change a diaper Working…

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