February 2nd – 8th

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Wicked Plants. Science Museum of Virginia.  Wicked Plants unearths 75 poisonous, carnivorous and diabolical plants inside of a dilapidated, Victorian home. Guests traverse through each room to uncover the biochemical, physical and neurological processes between botanicals and the human body.  Free with museum admission.  Through Sunday, May 17th.

Eye Bombing @ Your Library.  All Henrico County Libraries.  Entries for the annual Teen Tech Week digital art contest will be accepted Monday, February 2 thru Monday, March 2.  Create a work that displays an imaginative use of googly eyes. One free set of googly eyes is available for contest participants. Visit  for details.

Today – Sunday, February 15th

The Maggie Walker Story at The Children’s Theatre of Virginia.

Sunday February 1st

Open Studio Sundays.  1pm-4pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  Go by the studios anytime between Noon and 4 pm to enjoy “make-it, take-it” art activities inspired by objects from the VMFA collection. A new art project offered every month, with assistance from VMFA volunteers! (For groups of eight or more children, please email megan.liles@vmfa.museum.)  Free, no registration required.

Black History Month Performance: Richmond Boys Choir.  3pm.  Children’s Museum of Richmond – Central.  The Richmond Boys’ Choir will take guests on a musical journey through historical, traditional, and modern songs. The performance beings at 3pm and is free with museum admission.

Tuesday, February 3rd

Kids Club.  9:30am-10:30am.  Chesterfield Towne Center  in the food court.  Join radio sponsor  93.1 ”The Wolf”  for plenty of fun and light refreshments. Entertainment this month is Chris Campbell.   Free.

Homeschool Program: African Americans in Antebellum Richmond.  10am.  The Valentine, 1015 East Clay Street, Richmond, VA 23219.  For ages 8-10.  Pre-registration is required.  Fee.

Young @ Art: Marks Like the Masters.  11am-Noon.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  For ages 2 ½ – 5.  From dots to splatters to thick brushstrokes, be inspired by the painting techniques of master artists to create a colorful work of your own.  Fee.

Frozen Family Night. 5pm-8pm. Chick-fil-A at Short Pump Crossing, 3380 Pump Rd. An evening of fun with Anna and Elsa! Watch the movie, enjoy crafts and fun!

Wednesday, February 4th

Young @ Art: Marks Like the Masters.  11am-Noon.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  For ages 2 ½ – 5.  From dots to splatters to thick brushstrokes, be inspired by the painting techniques of master artists to create a colorful work of your own.  Fee.

Heart Tote Craft.  7pm.  Tuckahoe Library.  Make a simple heart-stamped tote for yourself or someone you love. All materials provided. For middle and high school students. Sponsored by the Friends of the Tuckahoe Library.  Registration required

Wednesdays, Feb 4th, 11th, 18th

Wearable Art (3 sessions).  4:30pm-6:30 pm.   Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Meet in the Pauley Center Lobby.  Get creative with fashion! Design wearable works of art and stylish accessories using a combination of materials—from decorative fabrics to found objects.  Fee.

Thursdays, Feb 5th, 12th, 19th

Mixed Media Painting (3 sessions).  4:15 – 6 pm   Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  For ages 9 – 12 .  Think outside the box! Experiment with nontraditional painting techniques and applying mixed media to develop an artistic voice.  Fee.

February 5th to March 5th

Twain’s Tales.  Swift Creek Mill Theatre.  A five story youth series production.  For Grades 3-6.  Visit the website for show times and ticket prices.

Friday, February 6th

Special Night for Special Needs.  5:30pm-7:30pm.  Children’s Museum – Chesterfield.  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.

First Friday Sampler.  5:30pm-9pm.  Visual Arts Center of Richmond.  On the second friday this month!  Try your hand at different art samplers.  Budget and kid-friendly, but some  minimum age requirements.  Extra this month is the annual holiday open house. The fun-filled evening celebration will include artist demos, make-and-take workshops, an art supplies donation drive, music, holiday movie screening, cookie decorating, raffles and much more.   Treats will include a hot cocoa + coffee bar, Center of the Universe Beer, baked goods and much more.  Fee.

Fairy Snow Ball.  7pm-8:30pm. Belmont Recreation Center.  For ages 4-6. Registration of a paying adult is required. Calling all little princesses and knights. Bring that special adult in your life out to a magical night created just for you! Come dressed as your favorite prince or princess (adults can dress up too) for an evening filled with magic, dancing, and light refreshments. Information:god001@henrico.us.  Fee.

Friday, February 6th and Saturday, February 7th

Cinema Classics – Sleepless in Seattle (PG).  Fri, Feb 6, 7pm & Sat, Feb 7, 2 & 7pm. Henrico Theatre.  Enjoy classic movies on the big screen again! Tickets are only $1 per person and can be purchased at the door. Information: 328-4491.

Friday, February 6th – Sunday, February 15th

Disney’s ALADDIN.  Tomahawk Creek Middle School Theatre.  Performed by Character Works.  Welcome to Agrabah, City of Enchantment, where every beggar has a story and every camel has a tail! All of your favorite characters are here in this stage adaptation of the Disney hit, including Aladdin, Jasmine, and of course, the Genie. Filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides, audiences spirits will soar with excitement.  Visit the website for show times and ticket prices.

Saturday, February 7th

Boot Camp for New Dads.  9am-Noon.  Locations vary.  Delivered by First Things First of Greater Richmond.  A unique father-to-father community-based workshop prepares and equips expectant dads to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates, and navigate their transformation into dads.  Fee.

Taylor’s Game Day.  9am-11am.   Cool Spring Elementary School, 9964 Honey Meadows Road Mechanicsville, VA, 23116.   Join Taylor and his friends at Bricks 4 Kidz and the Video Game Rover for a day filled with building blocks and video game fun. Dive into a Minecraft build station, a pre-built interactive model with motorized paper crinkler, building block games and challenges. Everyone will love the free play bin filled with building blocks and the mini-factory station where you will design and build your own take home mini figure. Spend some time on the Game Rover with XBOX One®, XBOX 360® and Wii® games on giant television screens. Become part of the game by playing in Taylor’s life-size CandyLand® game.

Learn How to Build a Heart Box.  9am-Noon. Local Home Depot Stores. FREE hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 – 12 offered at all Home Depot stores. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement. Register online.  Free.

Richmond Parents Magazine Summer Camp and Education Fair.  10am – 3pm.  The Place at Innsbrook, 4036 Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060.

Stories at the Museum. 11am-Noon. Virginia Historical Society. Special educator-led readings of children’s history books and a make-it-and-take-it craft activity related to the text.  Open to all ages. No pre-registration required.  Today – Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine.  Free.

Family Fish Printing.  11am.  Maymont Nature Center.  Fee.

Maymont Honors Black History Month – View from the Backstairs.  Noon.  Maymont Mansion.  This is a recurring event.  Fee.

A Hidden History: African Americans at Dabbs.  1pm-3pm. Dabbs House Museum.  Tour the museum and learn more about the role African Americans played in the history of this historic building. Go on four separate 15-minute tours that include the Dabbs’ family slaves, the Battle of New Market Heights, African Americans at the almshouse and Robert E. Lee’s slave, Perry Parks. Information: den63@henrico.us.  Free.

Behind the Scenes.  1pm.  Maymont Nature Center.  Fee.

Reptile Roundup.  2pm.  Maymont Nature Center.  Fee.

Valentine Birdfeeders.  1pm-2pm.  Powhatan State Park.  Make simple bird feeders to give your Valentine and the birds in their backyard. Meet at the playground parking area. The program is free, but parking fees apply. Program will be canceled in the event of inclement weather.

Black History Month Performance: Ezibu Muntu.  1:00pm and 2:30pm performances.  Children’s Museum – Central.  Clap and sing along to traditional African song and dance led by Ezibu Muntu African Dance and Cultural Foundation! Due to popular demand, there will be two performances.  Free with museum admission.

The Photoshop Crash Course.  1pm-4pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Art Education Center.  Gain experience with the essential tools and functions of Adobe Photoshop Pro. Through instruction and introductory activities, learn to use filters, manipulate images, and more.   Fee.

16th Annual Virginia Dance Festival.  3pm & 7pm shows.  Atria Theatre (formerly the Landmark)  The 16th Annual Virginia Dance Festival, founded and organized by Jessica Morgan, will feature dozens of dance troupes performing a wide variety of classical and modern dance styles. To date, the event has raised over $185,000 for Children’s Hospital Foundation through performances, generous sponsorships and auction donations. The performances will consist of Irish, Colonial, Latin, Ballroom, Filipino, Spanish, Chinese, and many other styles. More than 30 pre-professional dance organizations will be performing this year.

Sunday, February 8th

Maymont Honors Black History Month – View from the Backstairs.  Noon.  Maymont Mansion.  This is a recurring event.  Fee.

Free of the Earth: Flying with Charles Lindbergh.  1pm-2pm.  Three Lakes Nature Center.  For ages 8-10. “I owned the world as I rode over it, free of the earth, free of the mountains, free of the clouds…” These are the words of pilot Charles Lindbergh and they describe how much he loved the experience of flight. Learn about Lindbergh’s lifelong love of flying, then make a variety of paper airplanes. Information: mon08@henrico.us.  Fee.

Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake.  3pm.  University of Richmond, Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music.  Fee.