The Carpenter Center The Richmond Ballet presents "Coppelia," the comedic ballet of a young couple, the town's toy maker and a beautiful doll. The Richmond Symphony performs the lyric score by Leo Delibes, Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. Repeat performances Feb. 15 at 2 and 7 p.m. $15-$50. 344-0906.
Science Museum of Virginia The Carpenter Science Theatre Company presents a play titled "North Star Light: Pathways to Freedom," now showing in celebration of Black History Month, Tuesdays-Fridays at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. $5. Through March 7. 2500 W. Broad St. 864-1400.
Theatre IV Essential Theatre and Theatre Gym perform "Boom Town," a comic-drama about passion, corruption, big city dreams and a small town, opens Feb. 13 at 8:15 p.m. in the Little Theatre. Performances Saturdays at 8:15 p.m. with a special Feb. 23 performance at 7 p.m. Through March 1. $15. 114 W. Broad St. 344-8040.
Valentine Gala The Concert Ballet of Virginia and the Concert Ballet Orchestra perform their annual gala Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. at the Woman's Club Auditorium. Repeat performance Feb. 16 at 2:30 p.m. with a 1:30 p.m. luncheon. Tickets $18. 211 E. Franklin St. 358-4387.
Winter Symphonic Sketches The Richmond Philharmonic Orchestra performs two Italian arias Feb. 16 at 4 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Virginia Commonwealth University. $5. 922 Park Ave. 828-6776.
Comedy Alley "ComedySportz" improv shows similar to "Whose Line Is it Anyway?" Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. 7115 Staples Mill Road. $9-$10. 266-9377.
Fielden's Cabaret Theater The Richmond Triangle Players present the passionate love story "Vita and Virginia." Performances Feb. 14-15, 20-22 and 28-March 1 at 8 p.m., with a matinee showing Feb. 16 at 4 p.m. Tickets $12-$14. 2033 W. Broad St. 346-8113.
Landmark Theater Warner Bros. Family Entertainment presents "Scooby-Doo in Stagefright-Live On Stage." Performances Feb. 12, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets $18.50 and $25.50. 6 N. Laurel St. 646-4213.
Swift Creek Mill Theater Last season's knockout "Always Patsy Cline," is back Thursdays through Saturday evenings at 8 p.m., select Wednesdays and Sunday matinees. Through March 12. Tickets $24-$25.75. Colonial Heights.
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