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Feb
6
Sat
After Rodin: The Contemporary Figure @ Gallery Flux
Feb 6 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Inspired by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts upcoming exhibit, Rodin: Evolution of a Genius, Gallery Flux hopes to capitalize on the enthusiasm that this exciting show will bring to the surrounding area. Eleven artists were selected to participate, interpreting the human figure in a unique way, whether representational or impressionistic, using a wide variety of mediums including bronze, limestone, steel, plaster, paintings, and drawings. The vision for this show is to highlight how, After Rodin, artists have found inspiration in the beauty of his pieces and the splendor of the human figure.

Movie: The Big Green @ Ashland Theater
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Benefit for the Ashland Youth Soccer League

Manfred Symphony @ Carpenter Theater at Richmond CenterStage
Feb 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Discover the power of live music with our Altria Masterworks series. Featuring orchestral classics and contemporary composers, this series will inspire you. Join us an hour before this concert for a free pre-concert talk with guest conductor, Victor Yampolsky. These talks often feature guest artists and conductors and provide you with insights for the concert you are about to hear.

The Little Lion @ Swift Creek Mill Theatre
Feb 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This world-premiere drama by playwright Irene Ziegler is based upon the book by Nancy Wright Beasley, also the author of the highly-acclaimed Izzy’s Fire: Finding Humanity in the Holocaust. Set in and around the Kovno Ghetto in Lithuania during World War II, this powerful story chronicles the struggle of a Jewish family to survive the Holocaust and the heroism of Laibale Gillman, a teenaged boy, known as the little lion, who never stopped fighting for freedom.

Feb
7
Sun
Alien Worlds and Androids @ Science Museum of Virginia
Feb 7 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Are we alone in the universe? Join scientists in the search for alien life and discover strange alien-like creatures found here on Earth. Come face-to-face with worlds far beyond our own and unearth the technology that gets us there. Get up-close with C-3PO and Iron Man as you learn about robots, androids, aliens and much more!

The Little Lion @ Swift Creek Mill Theatre
Feb 7 @ 10:15 am – 12:15 pm

The Little Lion By Irene Ziegler February 1 – 26, 2016 Shows: 10:15 AM Theatre Tickets $12.50 Add $2.00 for lunch Grades 4 – 12 This world-premiere drama by playwright Irene Ziegler is based upon the book by Nancy Wright Beasley, who is also the author of the highly-acclaimed Izzy’s Fire: Finding Humanity in the Holocaust. Set in and around the Kovno Ghetto in Lithuania during World War II, this powerful story chronicles the struggle of a Jewish family to survive the Holocaust and the heroism of Laibale Gillman, a teenaged boy, known as the little lion, who never stopped fighting for freedom. (Question & Answer session with your students follows each performance. Telephone 804-748-5203

 

 

After Rodin: The Contemporary Figure @ Gallery Flux
Feb 7 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Inspired by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts upcoming exhibit, Rodin: Evolution of a Genius, Gallery Flux hopes to capitalize on the enthusiasm that this exciting show will bring to the surrounding area. Eleven artists were selected to participate, interpreting the human figure in a unique way, whether representational or impressionistic, using a wide variety of mediums including bronze, limestone, steel, plaster, paintings, and drawings. The vision for this show is to highlight how, After Rodin, artists have found inspiration in the beauty of his pieces and the splendor of the human figure.

Generation Dream 2016 @ Ashland Theater
Feb 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

FREE event at the Ashland Theater

 

The Richmond Peace Education Center has expended its “Generation Dream” Youth Production in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. One of this year’s shows will be held Sunday, Feb. 7, at 3 p.m. at the Ashland Theater, 205 England Street, in Ashland.

Timed during Black History Month, the Generation Dream production gives young people a platform to make their voices heard and to express themselves creatively about critical community issues. This year the Peace Center will offer exciting, thought provoking, shows at three different venues across the region: the main branch of the Richmond public library, the Ashland Theater, and the Huguenot High School auditorium. All three shows are free, and the public is encouraged to attend. The shows are family friendly.

“Our community faces critical issues — from gun violence to police brutality to racial, ethnic, political, economic and religious divisions,” said Peace Center director Adria Scharf. “Young people are thirsty for opportunities take part in building a better future for themselves and their community. Our region’s youth need opportunities to be part of positive change.”

In Generation Dream 2016, talented youth and adult artists will perform original poems, music and dance pieces. All of the performance pieces are crafted to honor in some way the legacy and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and many of the performance pieces touch on urgent community issues. The production also showcases some of the great cultural diversity of our region. Generation Dream 2016 will be thought-provoking, moving, and inspirational.

Generation Dream 2016 will feature “I AM,” a powerful performance piece on gun violence performed by teen leaders from the Richmond Youth Peace Project. (This same piece as performed Jan. 18 at Capital Square, as part of the annual Lobby Day for sensible gun laws, sponsored by the Virginia Center for Public Safety.) Among this year’s other performers will be Taaluma Youth Performance Company, City Singers, Dance Interface (Appomattox Regional Governor’s School), Off the Cuff (UR a cappella group), Zion’s Voice Gospel Choir, classical Indian dance groups, Drums No Guns, and many more!

For over a decade the Richmond Youth Peace Project (RYPP)—the Peace Center’s program for teens—has presented this forum for talented young musicians, singers, dancers and spoken word artists.

This program is made possible by support from CultureWorks championed by Altria, the Robins Foundations, and individual and faith community donors to the Richmond Peace Education Center.

For information call the Richmond Peace Education Center at (804) 232-1002, visit the Peace Center website, www.rpec.org, or email rpec@rpec.org.

 

Generation Dream 2016 @ Ashland Theater
Feb 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Richmond Peace Education Center’s annual youth concert honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Little Lion @ Swift Creek Mill Theatre
Feb 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This world-premiere drama by playwright Irene Ziegler is based upon the book by Nancy Wright Beasley, also the author of the highly-acclaimed Izzy’s Fire: Finding Humanity in the Holocaust. Set in and around the Kovno Ghetto in Lithuania during World War II, this powerful story chronicles the struggle of a Jewish family to survive the Holocaust and the heroism of Laibale Gillman, a teenaged boy, known as the little lion, who never stopped fighting for freedom.