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Artsline - Cultural Calendar

Artsline, WCVE Public Radio’s daily cultural calendar, keeps you posted on the art and cultural events in our listening areas. Artsline can be heard on WCVE Public Radio Monday through Friday at 8:19 a.m., 10:58 a.m., and 6:29 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 8:58 a.m. Events on Artsline are either free to the public or benefit registered non-profit organizations. Artsline is made possible, in part, by The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond.
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Friday, April 24th

9:00am
Leading Women of Richmond Walking Tour
The Valentine
1015 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Discover the unique history of Richmond women through the perspective of the Monroe Ward neighborhood. Tour begins at the Kent-Valentine House.
more info
10:00am
Historic Garden Week RVA
Cary Street Road Corridor
Cary Street Road
Richmond, VA 23226
EXPERIENCE THE ART OF GARDENING Presenting Sponsor The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to benefit the restoration of historic gardens
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10:15am
The Elves and the Shoemaker
Swift Creek Mill Theatre
17401 Jefferson Davis Highway
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
The Grimm Brothers’ classic tale of the poor cobbler who gets some unexpected help from some tiny friends. Lots of music and fun!
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10:15am
The Elves and the Shoemaker
Swift Creek Mill Theatre
17401 Jefferson Davis Highway
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
The Grimm Brothers’ classic tale of the poor cobbler who gets some unexpected help from some tiny friends. Lots of music and fun!
more info
7:00pm
Poetry Night @ taZa
taZa Coffee n Creme
5047 Forest Hill Avenue
Richmond, VA 23225
Open mic poetry in a friendly coffeehouse setting. Come celebrate National Poetry Month with us!
more info
7:00pm
artspace April/May Opening Reception: The Doodlists
artspace
Zero East 4th St.
Richmond, VA 23224
Opening Reception for our April/May exhibition, "The Doodlists," a group show of 12 local and regional artists who create through the art of doodling.
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7:00pm
4th Friday Opening at Art Works
Art Works
320 Hull St.
Richmond, VA 23224
April is the official month for Earth Day awareness.
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7:30pm
VCU Opera and VCU Symphony present Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Gondoliers"
W. E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
922 Park Avenue
Richmond, VA 23284
A delightful operetta! High comedy, memorable tunes, romance, dancing! Fabulous costumes, sets, and orchestra! It’s Venice in 1750 but with Victorian twists!
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7:30pm
University of Mary Washington Philharmonic Spring Concert with Special Guest, The Richmond Ballet II
Dodd Auditorium, University of Mary Washington
1301 College Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
The UMW Philharmonic spring concert with The Richmond Ballet II, April 24 in Dodd Auditorium on the UMW campus. Contact: philharmonic.umw.edu or 540-654-1324.
more info
8:00pm
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
The November Theatre
114 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220
Three no-so-middle-aged siblings converge for a country weekend of hilarious antics and timely debate in this Tony winning comedy.
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8:00pm
Two Bits: The Barbershop Musical
Swift Creek Mill Theatre
17401 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
Classic barbershop harmonies are sung in a Classic barbershop setting. Fun for the whole family. This show also had its world premiere at the Mill in 2003.
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8:00pm
2015 Richmond Dance Festival - CONNECT!
Dogtown Dance Theatre
109 W 15th St.
Richmond, VA 23224
Richmond Dance Festival presents Ivy Bryngelson, Kara Robertson, Abigail Jane Axelrod, and a new collective of artist-The Long Distance Movers.
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Saturday, April 25th

8:00am
Spring Garden Fest
Reynolds Community College
1851 Dickinson Road
Goochland, VA 23139
Event sponsored by Goochland Powhatan Master Gardeners, Reynolds College, and VA Coop. Ext. Workshops & classes of interest to home gardeners.
more info
9:00am
Heritage Day Louisa County
Heritage Day Louisa County
214 Fredericksburg Avenue
Louisa, VA 23093
How much do you know about the 1820s in Va?Come to Louisa and experience the period at Heritage Day!Colonial games,activities,and demos.ALL FREE family fun!
more info
10:00am
Spring Into The Arts Festival
Center For Creative Arts
4825 Pouncey Tract Road
Glen Allen, VA 23059
Third annual Spring Into The Arts Festival featuring unique jewelry, pottery, paintings, fused and stained glass made by 26 of Richmond's top artists.
more info
10:00am
The Bard's Birthday: A Celebration of Shakespeare
Agecroft Hall & Gardens
4305 Sulgrave Rd.
Richmond, VA 23221
The Bard's Birthday celebration FREE with games, acrobatics, dances, merriment, & a visit from the Bard himself!
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11:00am
Celebrate the Art of Flowers: Paris in Springtime!
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
200 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
Enjoy a performances by the Zany Umbrella Circus and the Barefoot Puppet Theater. Participate in springtime- inspired art activities. Free; open to the public.
more info
11:00am
Filipino Fiesta RVA 2015
Cultural Center of India
6641 Ironbridge Pkwy
Chester, VA 23831
Celebration of Filipino American culture through food, dance, music, and art. Admittance is free and open to the public.
more info
11:00am
Art & Music on the Green
Montpelier Center for Arts & Education
17205 Mountain Road
Montpelier, VA 23192
This is a free outdoor fish & wildlife themed art exhibition featuring artwork from David Turner & Barrie Kaufman and music from 11am to 4:30pm.
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1:00pm
Richmond Diversity Film Festival
Criterion Cinemas at Movieland
1331 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23230
The Richmond Diversity Film Festival showcases independent documentaries, short films and student films that highlight stories celebrating diverse backgrounds.
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