Events Calendar

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February 3rd – February 26th

Buffalo Soldier. The Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn.  This fascinating story of Richmond native Jones Morgan, one of the original Buffalo Soldiers, was selected by the Pentagon as a morale booster after 9/11, becoming the first professional play in history to be performed within the Pentagon’s walls.  Visit the website for showtimes and ticket prices.

Wednesday, February 1st

Move with Me. 10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  Clap your hands, stomp your feet, move your bodies to the beat! Miss Sarah Ruppel, of the Richmond Ballet, leads a creative and energetic movement time for your little dancers every Wednesday at 10. Free with admission.

Thursday, February 2nd

Fit Tots. 10am.   Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  It’s never too early to instill the importance of leading healthy and active lifestyles! Participants will be lead through various activities that help develop flexibility and hand-eye coordination.  Free with admission.

Music Makers.  4-5pm.  VMFA, Art Education Center.  For ages 14–30 months.  Explore music in art! Listen to music, play instruments, and make your own music-inspired creations.  $15 per toddler/adult pair (VMFA members $13).

African Masks.  4:15pm–6 pm.  VMFA, Art Education Center.  For ages 5–8.  Learn about the cultural significance of masks from different cultures in Africa and find inspiration from the natural world to create your own unique masks.  $20 (VMFA members $18)

Friday, February 3rd

Storytime. 10am. Cartwheels & Coffee, Carytown.  Sponsored by bbgb tales for kids and lead by Miss Hannah, story time will take you to far away lands, introduce you to new friends with all sorts of interesting creatures, and allow you to discover a world of imagination inside your favorite books!   Free with admission.

Art with Love.  5–7 pm.  VMFA, Art Education Center.  Recommended for children ages 5–12, accompanied by an adult.  Fall in love with crafty projects and share the gift of art. Create cards, design keepsake boxes, and more!  $20 per child/adult pair.

Special Night for Special Needs.  5:30pm – 7:30pm.  CMoR Central.  Special Night for Special Needs is an evening especially for the families of children with special needs age 10 and under.  Visitors enjoy all the museum has to offer and benefit from the availability of adapted materials, special activities, a cool-down space and reduced number of visitors.  Free.

Kid’s Night Out.  6pm-8pm.  All Fired Up.  On the first Friday of each month, drop the kids (ages 5 to 12) off for a fun-night of pottery painting.  Students will create a ceramic piece from wet clay, glaze a piece from our collection of bisque, enjoy games and eat a pizza dinner—all for less than the price of a babysitter! Pre-registration required by noon on Friday. $25 per child (plus tax).

Generation Dream 2017.  7pm. Richmond Public Library’s downtown branch, 101 E. Franklin St., Richmond VA 23219.  Young artists perform original poems, music and dance pieces.  All of the performance pieces are crafted to honor the legacy and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  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 2017 will be thought-provoking, moving, and inspirational.  This family-friendly event is free and the public is invited to attend. Donations to support the Peace Center’s programs are encouraged and gratefully accepted. No RSVP is required. Groups are welcome.

Saturday, February 4th

Harriet Tubman – The Moses of Her People.  10am.  Performance in Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse.  Harriet Tubman was one of the Underground Railroad’s most well-known “conductors,” rescuing more than 300 slaves and becoming known as the “Moses of her people.” Learn more about this courageous woman as actress Charmaine Crowell-White brings her to life.  Fee.

Black History Month.  10am – 4pm.  CMoR Central, 2626 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220.  Each Saturday the Central location will feature exciting cultural performances! Event days will include educational activities and inspirational crafts. Please check out the performance schedule online.  Free with museum admission.

Little Giants.  10am. Byrd Theatre. Family Classics every Saturday Morning Through March. With Bob Gulledge at the Mighty Wurlitzer and Classic Warner Brothers Cartoons. New price- $4/ticket.

Richmond Women’s Health & Fitness Expo.  10am-4pm.  Greater Richmond Convention Center.  The Richmond Women’s Health & Fitness Expo is Richmond’s largest healthcare event.  The Expo offers interactive speakers, workshops, fitness activities, cooking demonstrations and kids’ zone. Local and National organizations host a variety of educational and service-based booths that provide free health screenings, demonstrations, and health information.  $3 General Admission Tickets sold at the door, Kids 12 and under are FREE.

FREE Annual Winter Carnival Event.  11am-2pm.  Skipwith United Methodist Church, 2211 Skipwith Rd, Henrico, VA 23294.  This annual indoor event gives people a reason to celebrate with their friends and neighbors.  There will be food, games with prizes, Sheri the Clown, and free school supplies to all school age children.  And a special demo from “RVA Lego Lizards” Lego League Robotics team.  All activities and food are FREE!  (snow date: February 11, 2017)

Down on the Dairy Farm.  Noon-2pm. Dorey Recreation Center, 2999 Darbytown Road, Henrico, VA 23231.  For all ages.  Experience the new early 20th century agricultural exhibit at the Dorey Barn. Learn about farming in Henrico while exploring the fascinating machines on exhibit. Help churn butter and slather it on fresh bread to eat.  Free.

Kids Night Out. 6pm-9pm. Romp n’ Roll – West End location. Every kid deserves a special night out…and so do the parents! Parent’s get an evening to themselves while the children, ages 2 to 5, get an evening to themselves while the children get to run and play with our energetic instructors and enjoy a pizza party dinner! To reserve your space call 804.364.6363. Fee.

Arena Racing USA.  7pm.  Richmond Colesium.  An exciting, family-friendly entertainment which features half-scale stock cars racing around a high-banked race track inside the Richmond Coliseum. The cars circle the hockey rink sized track at speeds nearing 50-mph – in less than 8 seconds! The racers run 2 and 3 abreast around this indoor track with all of the bumping, rubbing, crashing, and even flipping, normally associated with stock car races. In between the racing action, there is great music, spectator contests, T-shirt cannons, and awesome prizes!  Fee.

Sunday, February 5th

Open Studio Sunday.  1pm – 4pm.  VMFA, Art Education Center.  Make Open Studio Sunday part of your family’s monthly routine! Visit the Art Education Center anytime between 1 and 4 pm to participate in art activities inspired by objects from the VMFA collection. A new art project is offered every month, led by VMFA Youth Studio staff and volunteers.  (For groups of eight or more children, please email youthstudio@vmfa.museum.)  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Free, no registration required.

Monday, February 6th

Itsy Bitsy Artists.  10am.  Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown. An art experience will be loads of fun and sometimes a little messy. Free with admission.

Tuesday, February 7th

Time to Sing.  10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  You and your little ones will enjoy singing, dancing, and making music together. Kids will use simple instruments and movements to learn new songs as well as sing along with their favorites!  Free with admission.

Weekly Storytime.  11am.  Pottery Barn Kids, Short Pump Mall.  Kids can enjoy some of their favorite books read aloud. Free.

The Parts of Art.  11am.  VMFA, Art Education Center.  For ages 2 ½–5.  Discover the elements of art at VMFA. Explore colors, lines, shapes, and textures, putting the “parts” together in your own artistic creations.   $15 per child/adult pair (VMFA members $13).  Advance registration required.

Foster Parent Orientation.  6:30pm-7:30pm.  HopeTree Foster Care Offices, 11745 Chester Road, Chester, VA 23831.  Do you have room in your heart and home for a child in need? Do you want to make a positive difference in the life of a child? Have you considered becoming a foster parent? Please join HopeTree Foster Care on February 7th at 6:30 p.m. in Chester to learn more about how your family can become a foster family. Call (804) 201-9006 or email ShannonU@HopeTreeFS.org for more information.  Free.

Wednesday, February 8th

Move with Me. 10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  Clap your hands, stomp your feet, move your bodies to the beat! Miss Sarah Ruppel, of the Richmond Ballet, leads a creative and energetic movement time for your little dancers every Wednesday at 10. Free with admission.

The Parts of Art.  11am.  VMFA, Art Education Center.  For ages 2 ½–5.  Discover the elements of art at VMFA. Explore colors, lines, shapes, and textures, putting the “parts” together in your own artistic creations.   $15 per child/adult pair (VMFA members $13).  Advance registration required.

Thursday, February 9th

Fit Tots. 10am.   Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  It’s never too early to instill the importance of leading healthy and active lifestyles! Participants will be lead through various activities that help develop flexibility and hand-eye coordination.  Free with admission.

Something Shiny.  4:15pm–6 pm.  VMFA, Art Education Center.  For ages 5–8.  Inspired by Jean Schlumberger and his affinity for nature, make unique creations using geometric designs, sparkling jewels, and shimmering paint.  $20 (VMFA members $18).

Music Makers.  4-5pm.  VMFA, Art Education Center.  For ages 14–30 months.  Explore music in art! Listen to music, play instruments, and make your own music-inspired creations.  $15 per toddler/adult pair (VMFA members $13).

Friday, February 10th

Storytime. 10am. Cartwheels & Coffee, Carytown.  Sponsored by bbgb tales for kids and lead by Miss Hannah, story time will take you to far away lands, introduce you to new friends with all sorts of interesting creatures, and allow you to discover a world of imagination inside your favorite books!   Free with admission.

Drawing: In the Detail.  5pm– 6:30pm.  VMFA, Art Education Center.  Visit VMFA’s Schlumberger exhibition and draft your own unique jewelry ideas, focusing on accurately conveying texture and reflective light on jewels and metal.  $10 (VMFA members $8).

Monster Jam.  7pm.  Richmond Coliseum.  Monster Jam® is the most action-packed live event on four wheels where world-class drivers compete in front of capacity crowds in both monster truck racing and freestyle competitions. Celebrating 25 years of adrenaline-charged family entertainment, Monster Jam combines spontaneous entertainment with the ultimate off-road, motorsport competition. Monster Jam features the most recognizable trucks in the world including Grave Digger®, Max-DTM, El Toro Loco®, Monster Mutt® and many more. Monster Jam events leave you on the edge of your seat as these competitors thrill fans with jaw-dropping displays of gravity-defying feats.  Also on Feb 11th.  Fee.

Saturday, February 11th

ChinaFest.  10am-5pm.  VMFA.   Bring the whole family to celebrate the Lunar New Year and the Chinese Year of the Fire Rooster! Explore Chinese art and culture through fun art activities and collaborative events.  Free and open to the public.

Kidz Connection Summer Camp Fair.  Noon-3pm.  Science Museum of Virginia.  Gather information on camps, summer programs, and more!  Free.

Black History Month.  10am – 4pm.  CMoR Central, 2626 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220.  Each Saturday the Central location will feature exciting cultural performances! Event days will include educational activities and inspirational crafts. Please check out the performance schedule online.  Free with museum admission.

Let Me Call You Sweetheart: Musical Playdate.  10:00-10:40am.  Melody Magic Music Studio, 3041 Lauderdale Drive.  A love-themed musical playdate! Dance to “Love somebody”, play instruments to “I Love My Family” and enjoy many more love-themed activities!  Ages 0-5 years, with a parent. Advance registration required.  Fee.

Kids Night Out.  6pm-9pm.  Romp n’ Roll – Mechanicville location.  Every kid deserves a special night out…and so do the parents!  Parent’s get an evening to themselves while the children, ages 2 to 5, get an evening to themselves while the children get to run and play with our energetic instructors and enjoy a pizza party dinner!  To reserve your space call 804.364.6363.  Fee.

Kids Night Out. 6pm-9pm. Romp n’ Roll – West End location. Every kid deserves a special night out…and so do the parents! Parent’s get an evening to themselves while the children, ages 2 to 5, get an evening to themselves while the children get to run and play with our energetic instructors and enjoy a pizza party dinner! To reserve your space call 804.364.6363. Fee.

Kids Night Out. 6pm-9pm. Romp n’ Roll – Midlothian location. Every kid deserves a special night out…and so do the parents! Parent’s get an evening to themselves while the children, ages 2 to 5, get an evening to themselves while the children get to run and play with our energetic instructors and enjoy a pizza party dinner! To reserve your space call 804.364.6363. Fee.

Monster Jam.  1pm and 7pm.  Richmond Coliseum.  Monster Jam® is the most action-packed live event on four wheels where world-class drivers compete in front of capacity crowds in both monster truck racing and freestyle competitions. Celebrating 25 years of adrenaline-charged family entertainment, Monster Jam combines spontaneous entertainment with the ultimate off-road, motorsport competition. Monster Jam features the most recognizable trucks in the world including Grave Digger®, Max-DTM, El Toro Loco®, Monster Mutt® and many more. Monster Jam events leave you on the edge of your seat as these competitors thrill fans with jaw-dropping displays of gravity-defying feats.   Fee.

African Dance, Music, and the Oral Tradition.  7pm.  Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road, Henrico, VA 23075.  Elegba Folklore Society’s dancers, drummers, singers, spoken word artists and masquerades bring the culture of  West Africa to you in this interactive concert. No matter your age or background, the spirit and the openness of the Elegba Folklore Society will enchant you. In a way that perhaps you will expect or in a way that is totally spontaneous, your energy will blend beautifully with ours, closing the gap between performer and audience. Free.

Sunday, February 12th

Let Me Call You Sweetheart: Musical Playdate. 4-4:40pm.  Melody Magic Music Studio, 3041 Lauderdale Drive.  A love-themed musical playdate! Dance to “Love somebody”, play instruments to “I Love My Family” and enjoy many more love-themed activities!  Ages 0-5 years, with a parent. Advance registration required.  Fee.

Monday, February 13th

Itsy Bitsy Artists.  10am.  Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown. An art experience will be loads of fun and sometimes a little messy. Free with admission.

Tuesday, February 14th

Time to Sing.  10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  You and your little ones will enjoy singing, dancing, and making music together. Kids will use simple instruments and movements to learn new songs as well as sing along with their favorites!  Free with admission.

Preschool Pottery.  10:30am.  All Fired Up.  Make a heart plate.  Fee.

Weekly Storytime.  11am.  Pottery Barn Kids, Short Pump Mall.  Kids can enjoy some of their favorite books read aloud. Free.

The Parts of Art.  11am.  VMFA, Art Education Center.  For ages 2 ½–5.  Discover the elements of art at VMFA. Explore colors, lines, shapes, and textures, putting the “parts” together in your own artistic creations.   $15 per child/adult pair (VMFA members $13).  Advance registration required.

Wednesday, February 15th

Move with Me. 10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  Clap your hands, stomp your feet, move your bodies to the beat! Miss Sarah Ruppel, of the Richmond Ballet, leads a creative and energetic movement time for your little dancers every Wednesday at 10. Free with admission.

The Parts of Art.  11am.  VMFA, Art Education Center.  For ages 2 ½–5.  Discover the elements of art at VMFA. Explore colors, lines, shapes, and textures, putting the “parts” together in your own artistic creations.   $15 per child/adult pair (VMFA members $13).  Advance registration required.

Generation Dream 2017.  7pm. Martin Luther King Middle School, 1000 Mosby St., Richmond, VA 23223.  Young artists perform original poems, music and dance pieces.  All of the performance pieces are crafted to honor the legacy and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  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 2017 will be thought-provoking, moving, and inspirational.  This family-friendly event is free and the public is invited to attend. Donations to support the Peace Center’s programs are encouraged and gratefully accepted. No RSVP is required. Groups are welcome.

Thursday, February 16th

Fit Tots. 10am.   Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  It’s never too early to instill the importance of leading healthy and active lifestyles! Participants will be lead through various activities that help develop flexibility and hand-eye coordination.  Free with admission.

Music Makers.  4-5pm.  VMFA, Art Education Center.  For ages 14–30 months.  Explore music in art! Listen to music, play instruments, and make your own music-inspired creations.  $15 per toddler/adult pair (VMFA members $13).

Animal Adventures.  4:15pm–6pm.  VMFA, Art Education Center.  For ages 5–8.  Discuss the habitats, basic needs, and characteristics of animals while drawing in the galleries. Learn how adding details and textures can enhance your drawings.  $20 (VMFA members $18).

Working with Clay.  Thu, Feb 16, 23, Mar 2, 4:15–6 pm (3 sessions).  VMFA, Art Education Center.  For ages 9–12.  Explore patterns, textures, and motifs on clay objects. Get inspired to work with air-dry clay – from carving and stamping to creating slabs, surface designs, and imagery in low relief.  $60 (VMFA members $54)

Friday, February 17th

Storytime. 10am. Cartwheels & Coffee, Carytown.  Sponsored by bbgb tales for kids and lead by Miss Hannah, story time will take you to far away lands, introduce you to new friends with all sorts of interesting creatures, and allow you to discover a world of imagination inside your favorite books!   Free with admission.

Saturday, February 18th

Black History Month.  10am – 4pm.  CMoR Central, 2626 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220.  Each Saturday the Central location will feature exciting cultural performances! Event days will include educational activities and inspirational crafts. Please check out the performance schedule online.  Free with museum admission.

Stuart Little.  10am. Byrd Theatre. Family Classics every Saturday Morning Through March. With Bob Gulledge at the Mighty Wurlitzer and Classic Warner Brothers Cartoons. New price- $4/ticket.

Stuart Little – Sensory Friendly Screening.  10am. Byrd Theatre. Family Classics every Saturday Morning Through March. With Bob Gulledge at the Mighty Wurlitzer and Classic Warner Brothers Cartoons. New price- $4/ticket.

Annie (PG).  10am & 2pm.  Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road, Henrico, VA 23075.  Enjoy classic movies on the big screen at Henrico Theatre!  Tickets are only $1 per person and can be purchased at the door.

Museum Studies: Art Conservation.  1 pm–4 pm.  VMFA, Pauley Center, Studio A.  For ages 13 – 17.  Conservators are some of the only people in a museum who actually get to touch the art! Take on the role of a conservator. In this one-day workshop students will document,analyze, and treat an object.  $25 (VMFA members $22).

Sunday, February 19th

Generation Dream 2017.  7pm. 3:30 p.m.,VCU’s Grace Street Theater, 934 W Grace St., Richmond, VA 23220.  Young artists perform original poems, music and dance pieces.  All of the performance pieces are crafted to honor the legacy and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  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 2017 will be thought-provoking, moving, and inspirational.  This family-friendly event is free and the public is invited to attend. Donations to support the Peace Center’s programs are encouraged and gratefully accepted. No RSVP is required. Groups are welcome.

Monday, February 20th

Itsy Bitsy Artists.  10am.  Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown. An art experience will be loads of fun and sometimes a little messy. Free with admission.

School is out for the day but XL SPORTS WORLD IS OPEN! Play on the field all day for just $5. There will be a moonbounce set up and various age appropriate activities on the indoor field set up by an instructor! Ages 2-16 (parent must be with your child on the field if under age 4 and NO CLEATS PLEASE) For the older kids stop by for $5 and scrimmage all day from 10-4! Call  804-744-4600 or click xlrichmond.com

Tuesday, February 21st

Time to Sing.  10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  You and your little ones will enjoy singing, dancing, and making music together. Kids will use simple instruments and movements to learn new songs as well as sing along with their favorites!  Free with admission.

Weekly Storytime.  11am.  Pottery Barn Kids, Short Pump Mall.  Kids can enjoy some of their favorite books read aloud. Free.

The Parts of Art.  11am.  VMFA, Art Education Center.  For ages 2 ½–5.  Discover the elements of art at VMFA. Explore colors, lines, shapes, and textures, putting the “parts” together in your own artistic creations.   $15 per child/adult pair (VMFA members $13).  Advance registration required.

Wednesday, February 22nd

Move with Me. 10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  Clap your hands, stomp your feet, move your bodies to the beat! Miss Sarah Ruppel, of the Richmond Ballet, leads a creative and energetic movement time for your little dancers every Wednesday at 10. Free with admission.

The Parts of Art.  11am.  VMFA, Art Education Center.  For ages 2 ½–5.  Discover the elements of art at VMFA. Explore colors, lines, shapes, and textures, putting the “parts” together in your own artistic creations.   $15 per child/adult pair (VMFA members $13).  Advance registration required.

BRAIN CANDY LIVE.  7:30pm.   Dominion Arts Center, Carpenter Theatre.  Adam Savage, one of television’s most loved personalities, has joined forces with Michael Stevens, one of YouTube’s biggest stars and they’re coming to a theater near you. They’re bringing along more than three tons of their crazy toys, incredible tools and mind-blowing demonstrations for a celebration of curiosity that’s an interactive, hands-on, minds-on theatrical experience like no other.

Thursday, February 23rd

Fit Tots. 10am.   Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  It’s never too early to instill the importance of leading healthy and active lifestyles! Participants will be lead through various activities that help develop flexibility and hand-eye coordination.  Free with admission.

Music Makers.  4-5pm.  VMFA, Art Education Center.  For ages 14–30 months.  Explore music in art! Listen to music, play instruments, and make your own music-inspired creations.  $15 per toddler/adult pair (VMFA members $13).

Cool Landscapes.  4:15pm–6pm.  VMFA, Art Education Center.  For ages 5–8.  Collage a wintery landscape with mixed-media materials like metallic paints and decorative papers in cool color combinations.  $20 (VMFA members $18)

Friday, February 24th

Storytime. 10am. Cartwheels & Coffee, Carytown.  Sponsored by bbgb tales for kids and lead by Miss Hannah, story time will take you to far away lands, introduce you to new friends with all sorts of interesting creatures, and allow you to discover a world of imagination inside your favorite books!   Free with admission.

Saturday, February 25th

Black History Month.  10am – 4pm.  CMoR Central, 2626 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220.  Each Saturday the Central location will feature exciting cultural performances! Event days will include educational activities and inspirational crafts. Please check out the performance schedule online.  Free with museum admission.

Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.  10am. Byrd Theatre. Family Classics every Saturday Morning Through March. With Bob Gulledge at the Mighty Wurlitzer and Classic Warner Brothers Cartoons. New price- $4/ticket.

The Richmond Kids Expo.  10am-4pm.  Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23222 (indoors).  A yearly event that’s specially designed to provide parents with an engaging trade show atmosphere while their kids enjoy an awesome day of fun and entertainment!  Fee.

Robots and Mud Pies Preschool Open House for Fall Enrollment.  11am-1pm.  2517 Grenoble Road, Henrico VA 23294.  Drop by to learn more about the innovative curriculum at Robots and Mud Pies Preschool.  Additional dates March 11th and 15th.  Free.

African Americans at Dabbs.  1pm-3pm. Dabbs House Museum, 3812 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, VA 23223.  Discover the many roles African Americans played in the 150+ year history of the Dabbs House. Learn about the Dabbs’ family slaves and Perry Parks, the enslaved valet of General Lee. Meet an African American Civil War soldier, who will share his role in the Battle of New Market Heights. Hear about how the county used the property as an almshouse. Retired and active police will share stories about the time Dabbs House served as a police station. Free.

Kids Night Out. 6pm-9pm. Romp n’ Roll – Midlothian location. Every kid deserves a special night out…and so do the parents! Parent’s get an evening to themselves while the children, ages 2 to 5, get an evening to themselves while the children get to run and play with our energetic instructors and enjoy a pizza party dinner! To reserve your space call 804.364.6363. Fee.

Arena Racing USA.  7pm.  Richmond Colesium.  An exciting, family-friendly entertainment which features half-scale stock cars racing around a high-banked race track inside the Richmond Coliseum. The cars circle the hockey rink sized track at speeds nearing 50-mph – in less than 8 seconds! The racers run 2 and 3 abreast around this indoor track with all of the bumping, rubbing, crashing, and even flipping, normally associated with stock car races. In between the racing action, there is great music, spectator contests, T-shirt cannons, and awesome prizes!  Fee.

Sunday, February 26th

Richmond Ballet Minds in Motion Team XXL.  2pm.  Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road, Henrico, VA 23075.  Minds in Motion is the cornerstone of Richmond Ballet’s education department composed of youth performers. This group of young, diverse, high-energy dancers combines simple movement and rhythmic patterning into exciting and intricate choreography. Free.

“Let It Go” Musical Playdate.  4:45-5:25pm.  Melody Magic Music Studio, 3041 Lauderdale Drive.  Kids ages 2-5 years will love this musical playdate, based on everyone’s favorite ice princess (and friends)!  They will use magic wands to do a freeze dance (helping  inhibitory control, of course!), drum like they are cutting ice, dance and sing with microphones, and so much more. Costumes welcome! Advance registration required.  Fee.

Monday, February 27th

Itsy Bitsy Artists.  10am.  Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown. An art experience will be loads of fun and sometimes a little messy. Free with admission.

Tuesday, February 28th

Time to Sing.  10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  You and your little ones will enjoy singing, dancing, and making music together. Kids will use simple instruments and movements to learn new songs as well as sing along with their favorites!  Free with admission.

Weekly Storytime.  11am.  Pottery Barn Kids, Short Pump Mall.  Kids can enjoy some of their favorite books read aloud. Free.

The Parts of Art.  11am.  VMFA, Art Education Center.  For ages 2 ½–5.  Discover the elements of art at VMFA. Explore colors, lines, shapes, and textures, putting the “parts” together in your own artistic creations.   $15 per child/adult pair (VMFA members $13).  Advance registration required.