Orchids Galore! A Love of Living Color: at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, more than 800 orchids in colors across the spectrum on display through March 31, daily 9am – 5pm. Cheers to Art! Silent art auction fundraiser for Children’s Garden, Thursday, March 21, 6 -9pm, advance tickets $45, $50 at the door, details 804-262-9887 or www.lewisginter.org.
“A History of Richmond in 50 Objects” at the Valentine Richmond History Center. The new exhibit explores objects from the History Center’s 1.7 million collection of objects and your suggestion could be the 51st object. Send in your suggestion of what you would like to see as the 51st object in the RVA 50 by Facebook, www.facebook.com/valentineRHC, Twitter, www.twitter.com/valentineRHC (#RVA50) or on-line at http://bit.ly/Object51 or by filling out a paper form at the History Center, 1015 East Clay Street or call 804-649-0711. Free admission for Valentine’s Day weekend February 15-17. The exhibit will be on display through October 20, 2013.
Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site Film & Lecture Series for Black History Month, Saturdays 1pm: February 16, “The Road to Brown”, explores the 1954 Brown v Board of Education Case, Joy Cabarrus Speakes will talk about the 1954 case; February 23, “February One”, the story of four young college freshmen who began the sit-in movement in Greensboro including two members of the Richmond 34, events at 600 North 2nd Street, Richmond, www.nps.gov/mawa or www.Facebook.com/Maggiel.WalkerNHS.
Lyric Ave’s Love and War Freestyle Performance Showcase! Saturday, February 16th, 6 & 9:30pm at the Hippodrome Theater, 528 North 2nd Street; Lyric Ave will pay tribute to their “Host” JeRoyd Dyore Strother at their performance, 804-222-7141 or 804266-2021 or www.thelyricaveshow.com.
Black History Month – Saturdays in February at the Children’s Museum of Richmond, February 16, workshop 11am, performance 1pm, CMoR Central Only, 804-474-7000 or www.childrensmuseumofrichmond.com.
An Evening of Jazz With Molly Ringwald, February 14, -16, 7pm, February 17, 12:30 at CenterStage Rhythm Hall, tickets $25 – $50, www.richmondcenterstage.com.
Walton Gallery, “Seduction” Dennis Winston, Kendra Wadsworth, opening reception Saturday, February 16, 5 -8pm, exhibit displayed through March 29, 17 North Sycamore Street, Petersburg, www.waltongallery.com or 804-732-2475.
The Latin Ballet of Virginia “Valentine Rumba, A Fiesta Rumba, Saturday, February 16, 7:30 – midnight, at La Difference’, 125 South 14th Street, Richmond, www.latinballet.com or 804-356-3876.
Art, Antiques and Design Show, at the Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 West Broad Street, through Sunday, 804-864-1400.
Richmond Boat Show at Richmond Raceway Complex, through Sunday, 600 East Laburnum Avenue, www.gsevents.com.