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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 6:18 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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Thursday, February 18th

12:30pm
What Theatre Can Do for You
First Presbyterian Church
4602 Cary Street
Richmond, VA 2
Joel Bassin, producing artistic director, Firehouse Theatre, speaks following brown-bag lunch period at noon. Dessert and coffee available.
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2:30pm
The Little Lion, at Swift Creek Mill Theatre
Swift Creek Mill Theatre
17401 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Chesterfield, VA 23834
The Little Lion tells the story courageous teenager who never stopped fighting for his family's freedom during the Holocaust.
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5:00pm
HABS Exhibition Opening at The Branch
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design
2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
Join us for the exhibition opening - The Historic American Buildings Survey: Documenting Virginia’s Architectural Heritage.
more info
6:00pm
Unflinching Heroism: United States Colored Troops at the Battle of New Market Heights
The American Civil War Museum
500 Tredegar St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Author Jimmy Price will discuss these men who struck a blow for freedom.
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6:30pm
spare pARTs - Kinetic sculptures by Tim Harper
RVANest Antiques Art & Gifts
3404 Semmes Avenue
Richmond, VA 23225
Enter the unique and fanciful world of Tim Harper where everyday objects find new life in one of his musical sculptures. Opening reception 2/28, 6:30-9
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6:30pm
Stravinsky, Strauss & Beethoven
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
2408-2410 Ownby Lane
Richmond, VA 23220
Grab a beer, hit the food trucks and enjoy a great one-hour concert featuring selections from Stravinsky, Strauss and Beethoven.
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6:30pm
Latino Lives, American Dream: Young Latino Fiction with author Meg Medina
Richmond Public Library
101 East Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23219
This family-friendly event features renowned Richmond-based Latina author Meg Medina. She will read from her award-winning books.
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7:00pm
The Mountaintop by Katori Hall
Theatre Gym
114 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
A soul-stirring drama focusing on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his encounter with an unexpected visitor the night prior to his death.
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8:00pm
Saturday, Sunday, Monday
The November Theatre
114 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Set in Naples in 1959, Saturday, Sunday, Monday reflects three days in the lives of a postwar Italian family during the traditional Sunday dinner.
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7:00pm
Birth of a Nation, Birth of a Movement The African American Outcry in Virginia and Nationwide
James Branch Cabell Library
901 Park Avenue
Richmond, VA 23284
2015 marks the 100th anniversary of D.W. Griffith's controversial film The Birth of a Nation and at this event; speakers will discuss ethnic responses to it.
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Friday, February 19th

10:00am
Introduction to Drawing for Botanical Illustration
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228
Explore drawing materials, line quality and expressiveness along with basic aids to drawing. 4 sessions: Feb. 19, 20, 26, 27, 10am-3:30pm. $238/$190 member.
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10:00am
New Exhibit-Shades of Gray with a Touch of Color
Rappahannock Art League
19 N. Main Street
Kilmarnock, VA 22482
Rappahannock Art League members will submit original works of art in a variety of mediums. The public is welcome. Free Admission.
more info
6:30pm
spare pARTs - Kinetic sculptures by Tim Harper
RVANest Antiques Art & Gifts
3404 Semmes Avenue
Richmond, VA 23225
Enter the unique and fanciful world of Tim Harper where everyday objects find new life in one of his musical sculptures. Opening reception 2/28, 6:30-9
more info
12:00pm
Lunch & Learn- Three Abolitionists Who Helped Change America
White House and Museum of the Confederacy
1201 E. Clay St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Join Interpretation and Programs Manager Kelly Hancock to discover how these stalwart individuals help shape the Abolition Movement in America.
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12:00pm
January/February exhibitions
artspace
Zero East 4th Street
Richmond, VA 23224
Exhibitions by Todd Hale - mixed media collage, Inge Strack - painting, Genesis Chapman - drawing and painting, and Karen Williams Edelmann - painting.
more info
12:00pm
January- February Exhibits @ Art Works!
Art Works
320 Hull St.
00
Richmond, VA 23224
The 13th annual SIMPLY PHOTOGRAPHY exhibit is on display as well as 5 other new art shows and 75 artist studios.
more info
3:00pm
FILM: Planet of Snail (South korea)
Ukrop Auditorium
1 Gateway Road
University of Richmond, VA 23173
Deaf and blind, poet Young-Chan relies on his wife, Soon-Ho, to navigate the world around him. However, Soon-Ho must let Young-Chan brave the world on his own.
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6:30pm
Through a Len Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
200 N. Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
This acclaimed documentary will be shown with the film’s director, Thomas Allen Harris, in-person for Q&A.
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7:00pm
“Reading Lee” with Bud Robertson
Central Rappahannock Regional Library Headquarters Theater
1201 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
For this year’s “Reading Lee” series lecture, join Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr. for a talk “Rebel or Pacifist: Robert E. Lee in the Postwar Years.”
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7:30pm
The Dining Room
Huguenot Community Players
10661 Duryea Drive
Richmond, VA 23235
Diverse characters delineate a dying lifestyle and the now neglected room which was once a vital center of family life. (All tickets $12)
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