5 Things for Families

You and this weekend sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G…

1. Romeo & Juliet

Introduce the kids to Shakespeare AND subtly issue a warning against the hazards of young love. I love a good parental twofer!

  • Thursday, February 12th through Saturday, February 14th • 8:00 PM (and a 2:00 PM show on Saturday)
  • SPARC, 2106-A Hamilton Street
  • $20

2. Make Your Own Valentines with Studio Two Three

Let the printmaking geniuses of Studio Two Three help you and your kids create your own, original valentines just in time for the big day. When you’re finished, be sure to check out the exhibit showcasing work from Studio Two Three’s community of artists.

  • Friday, February 13th • 5:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Quirk Gallery, 311 W. Broad Street
  • Free

3. RVA Pancake Love

Dig into plate (after plate…after plate) of fancy pancakes created by 12 of Richmond’s favorite artists–including Phil Barbato, Noah Scalin, Doug Orleski, and Ryn Bruce–all to benefit FeedMore. Gluten-free options will be available.

  • Saturday, February 14th • seatings at 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30 AM
  • The Broadberry, 2729 W. Broad Street
  • All-you-can-eat for $15 ($5 for kids)

4. Sensory-Friendly Movie: Big Hero 6

The lights will be turned up and the sound will be turned down for this sensory-friendly screening of Big Hero 6, an Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature and also one of the dearest, funnest movies I’ve ever seen ever.

  • Saturday, February 14th • 2:00 PM
  • The Byrd Theatre, 2908 W. Cary Street
  • $1.99

5. Elijah Coles-Brown

Ten-year-old motivational speaker (yeah, that’s right) Elijah Coles-Brown will recite Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech before sharing what inspires and motivates him as a young boy.

  • Saturday, February 14th • 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM
  • Children’s Museum of Richmond Central, 2626 W. Broad Street
  • Free with admission ($8; free for members and for guests 1 and under)
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Valerie Catrow

Valerie Catrow is editor of RVAFamily, mother to a mop-topped first grader, and always really excited to go to bed.

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