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Beary Entertaining Film Now Playing at the Science Museum

“Great Bear Rainforest” opened in The Dome April 1st and it bears repeating that you shouldn’t hibernate on this one. Don’t furget to go check it out.

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A new giant screen film about an extremely rare mammal just debuted at the Science Museum of Virginia. “Great Bear Rainforest” opened in The Dome April 1.

Why:
Hidden from the outside world, the Great Bear Rainforest is one of the wildest places left on Earth. Found on Canada’s remote Pacific coastline, it is the last intact temperate rainforest, protected by the region’s indigenous people for millennia. It’s home to grizzlies, coastal wolves, sea otters and the all-white spirit bear, the rarest bear on the planet.

The spirit bear is a subspecies of the North American black bear that has white fur due to a rare genetic trait. Spirit bears are only found in the Great Bear Rainforest. Scientists don’t know exactly how many spirit bears exist, but estimates are it is less than 100.

“Great Bear Rainforest” took three years to make and was released in 2019. It is narrated by Ryan Reynolds.

Photo Credit: MacGillivray Freeman Films

When:
Guests can see “Great Bear Rainforest” on the quarter-acre screen at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily.

In addition to the animal-focused giant screen film, guests can view “Imagine the Moon,” an astronomy show playing in the planetarium, weekdays at 1 p.m. and weekends at noon.

Operating hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. While normally closed on Mondays, the Science Museum is open April 18.

Who:
Dome features are designed for audiences of all ages. Science lovers will find this new film unbearably entertaining.

“Great Bear Rainforest” is a Spirit Bear Entertainment film presented by Seaspan in association with Destination British Columbia. It is distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films.

How:
Guests may purchase a Dome ticket when they purchase Science Museum admission online or onsite. Giant screen films and astronomy shows in The Dome are $5 per person. A Dome-only ticket is $9. Science Museum members may use the Dome passes included in their perk package.

Dome features are subject to change. Guests are encouraged to check the daily schedule before their visit to confirm all run times.

Where:
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220

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2nd Street Festival and the Richmond Folk Festival Dates Announced

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Two of Virginia’s largest and most beloved events return this fall to Downtown Richmond.

The 2nd Street Festival, in partnership with the City of Richmond, is October 1-2, in the historic Jackson Ward neighborhood.

The Richmond Folk Festival, in partnership with the National Council for the Traditional Arts and the City of Richmond, is October 7-9, along Downtown Richmond’s riverfront.

“Venture Richmond Events is proud to produce these two festivals that have brought so much attention to two Downtown neighborhoods – Jackson Ward and the Riverfront,” said Stephen Lecky, director of events for Venture Richmond. “Both the 2nd Street Festival and the Richmond Folk Festival are economic drivers bringing a combined 200,000+ people Downtown and generating $39.5 million in economic impact annually. With six stages along the Riverfront and four stages in Jackson Ward, these two events that are only a week apart, showcase world class entertainment, food, arts and culture in Downtown.”

The 2nd Street Festival is sponsored in part by: City of Richmond, Dominion Energy, Altria, NewMarket Corp., Atlantic Union Bank, Virginia Union University, Brown Distributing, CoStar Group, and Community Foundation for a greater Richmond.

The Richmond Folk Festival is sponsored in part by: City of Richmond, Dominion Energy, Altria, NewMarket Corp., CarMax, CoStar Group, Brown Distributing, Community Foundation for a greater Richmond, Atlantic Union Bank, Virginia is for Lovers, National Council for the Traditional Arts, Center for Cultural Vibrancy, and the Children’s Museum.

Check out pictures from last year’s Folk Festival here.

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Tonight’s Friday Cheers is Cancelled Due to Weather

For tonight’s Friday Cheers ticket holders, your tickets will automatically be refunded by Tickets-to-Buy for the face value within 14 business days of the cancellation notice.

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This is the first time that I can remember that Friday Cheers has pulled the plug due to weather concerns. Understandable due to the forecast of high winds.

Hot off the press release printing press.

For the safety of our patrons, artists and staff we must unfortunately cancel tonight’s Friday Cheers with Japanese Breakfast and Abby Huston. We understand this is a tremendous disappointment, and we share that sentiment.

“We’ve produced hundreds of outdoor events and have hosted hundreds of thousands of patrons, but I don’t believe that we have ever had a more definitive forecast predicting unsafe weather as we have for this evening,” said Lisa Sims, CEO of Venture Richmond. “We have been advised by several meteorologists that severe weather is certain and, frankly, cancelling is our only choice.”

For tonight’s Friday Cheers ticket holders, your tickets will automatically be refunded by Tickets-to-Buy for the face value within 14 business days of the cancellation notice.

Thank you for understanding this difficult decision.

Website: https://venturerichmond.com/our-events/friday-cheers-2022/

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Arts on the Lawn returns to Hermitage Richmond for second year May 14th

Open to all residents, families, team members, and community friends who share a love of art and creating.

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Retirement community Hermitage Richmond is hosting its second annual Arts on the Lawn event on Saturday, May 14, 2022.

The event is free and will be held outdoors on Hermitage Richmond’s front lawn at 1600 Westwood Avenue from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our talent we have here at Hermitage Richmond,” said Amy Chapman, Hermitage Richmond’s Executive Director. “Our resident artists are excited to share their work with the community and invite other artists to do so as well. We want everyone to know that the fine arts are alive and thriving at Hermitage Richmond. It is such a great way to kick off the summer and have our residents and community come together.”

More than 50 local artists and creators will feature their paintings, photography, pottery, fiber art, handmade jewelry, woodwork, and more. All artists will benefit 100% from their sales.

There will also be three food trucks and live music from Chris and Suzi of Thorp Jenson plus GreenSpring International Academy of Music student performers at the event.

Net proceeds at Arts on the Lawn will benefit Hermitage Richmond’s Opening Minds through Art (OMA) program, which is an evidence-based intergenerational art-making program benefiting people with dementia.

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