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Thursday, December 16

#ArtsHuntRVA
Richmond Performing Arts Alliance

What is #ArtsHuntRVA? Richmond Performing Arts Alliance (RPAA) and CultureWorks have partnered to bring a unique and interactive arts experience to the...

Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, Petersburg, Powhatan , Free
Architects and Designers as Artists Call For Entries AMS
Crossroads Art Center

It is no surprise that successful architects and designers have an eye for colour, form, texture, and space. However, some of the most prolific architects...

Henrico , $
Virtual Event
Stewart Artwork inspired by the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic
Virginia War Memorial

The new veteran art exhibit, From Wings to Waves: The Artwork of Maureen Stewart, will be on display in the Virginia War Memorial’s Veterans’ Art Gallery...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , Free
January 2022 Call For Entries All Media Show
Crossroads Art Center

Call for Entries: December 1-19, 2022 Artists Notified: Monday, December 27, 2021 via Email 70 pieces will be chosen to be in the online Exhibition. 20...

Henrico , $
Virtual Event
Kid Kit: Grow a Grinch Heart
Richmond Public Library

How big can you make a grinch heart grow? Find out with a nifty science experiment kit involving balloons, baking soda, and vinegar! Please request a kit...

RVA East End , Free
MRAA Annual Show 2021
Metropolitan Richmond Artists Association

Opening Reception – The 2021 Annual Members Show of The Metropolitan Richmond Artists Association, the oldest artist group in Metro Richmond, is at...

Take & Make: Hot Cocoa Ornaments
Richmond Public Library

Enjoy a festive holiday treat -- or give one away as a gift! Join us as we pack all the essential ingredients needed for a mug of hot chocolate inside these...

RVA East End , Free
Santa’s Wonderland Continues In-person at Bass Pro Shops featuring FREE photos with Santa
8am

WHAT: Santa will be cruising into Richmond this Saturday, November 6 to officially kick off Santa’s Wonderland, the ultimate free family Christmas event, at...

Free
Santa’s Wonderland Continues In-person at Cabela’s featuring FREE photos with Santa
8am

WHAT: Santa will be cruising into Richmond this Saturday, November 6 to officially kick off Santa’s Wonderland, the ultimate free family Christmas...

Free
Columbia Pike: Through the Lens of Community
9am

Columbia Pike: Through the Lens of Community, a unique exhibition of photographs at the Library of Virginia, celebrates the extraordinary cultural diversity...

James River Art League Exhibit at Crossroads Art Center
9am

The James River Art League's November and December 2021 Exhibit features five talented artists including Margaret Matheson, Mary Pedini, Che, Dale Sawan and...

Six of the featured artists in the JRAL Art Exhibit at the Tuckahoe Area Library
James River Art League
9am

Artists from the James River Art League will exhibit 40 pieces of their work from December 1st through the 31st. Most of the artwork is available for sale.

Free
Art at the Museum
Science Museum of Virginia
9:30am

Hands-on exhibits aren't the only way to learn about the science all around you! The Museum often hosts smaller exhibitions that explore STEM topics through...

RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , Prices Vary
Dineo Seshee Bopape: Ile aye, moya, là, ndokh…harmonic conversations…mm
Institute for Contemporary Art
10am

Ile aye, moya, là, ndokh…harmonic conversations…mm is a solo exhibition by South African artist Dineo Seshee Bopape. The show’s title calls to the...

RVA Arts District , Free
Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste: Set It Off
1708 Gallery, 1708 Gallery
10am

Set It Off (October 29, 2021 – June 19, 2022) is a multi-site exhibition by Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste. This exhibition consists of two variations of a...

RVA Arts District , Free
Joanna Tyka Cityscapes RVA
10am

In her bold, signature style, internationally recognized artist, Joanna Tyka explores the architecture of Richmond, Virginia in a series of cityscapes at The...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , Free
Black History Museum
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
10am

In 2019, the VMHC and the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia (BHMVA) began a long-term partnership to share collections and resources to...

RVA Arts District , Prices Vary
Baby Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Join us at the Broad Rock Library for Baby Storytime!

RVA Southside , Free
Bilingual Baby Storyime / Hora de cuentos bilingüe para bebés
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Join us at the Broad Rock library for Baby Storytime in English and Spanish! ¡Únete a nosotros en la biblioteca Broad Rock para la hora del cuento para...

RVA Southside , Free
LIVE Preschool Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10:30am, 11am

Join us for an interactive storytime for ages 2 ½ -5. No registration required. Storytimes will be held outdoors, weather permitting. Please don’t...

RVA Northside , Free
Preschool Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Join us for our fun, interactive and educational storytime featuring books, songs, rhymes and activities! For ages 3-5 with an adult. *This program will be...

RVA Downtown , Free
Preschool storytime
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Join us each week for a story time specially designed to engage and delight our youngest patrons! We’ll read, sing, and play our way through fun stories and...

RVA Southside , Free
Glenda Creamer
Art Works Gallery
11am

Winter Exhibits at Art Works! November 27th – January 22nd, 2022 See 5 new art shows and tour 75 artist studios. Visit us Tuesdays - Sundays 11- 5 PM. ...

RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free
LIVE Preschool Storytime
Richmond Public Library
11am

Join us for an interactive storytime for ages 2 ½ -5. No registration required. Storytimes will be held outdoors, weather permitting. Please don’t...

RVA Northside , Free
Bilingual Preschool Storyime / Hora de cuentos bilingüe preescolar
Richmond Public Library
11:30am

Join us at the Broad Rock library for Preschool Storytime in English and Spanish! ¡Únete a nosotros en la biblioteca Broad Rock para la hora del cuento...

RVA Southside , Free
Storytime
Richmond Public Library
11:30am

Join us at the Broad Rock Library for Storytime, perfect for children aged 0 - 5! *Due to Covid restrictions, this program will be held outside, weather...

RVA Southside , Free
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)& English Literacy Civics (ELC)
Richmond Public Library
12pm

English language learners may sign up to attend classes for fall and spring. The class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week. This class is...

RVA West End , Free
Office of Community Wealth Building: Meet with a Barrier Navigator
Richmond Public Library
2pm

Meet with a Barrier Navigator from the Office of Community Wealth Building and learn about the career opportunities they offer.

RVA Southside , Free
Voices of the Battle of the Bulge
2pm

The Battle of the Bulge began just before daybreak on December 16, 1944. Dee Paris of the 9th Armored Division recalled the confusion; “I’d have my five...

RVA Downtown , Free
Virtual Event
Homework Help
Richmond Public Library
3:30pm

Volunteers and staff will be available to help students of all ages with homework, projects and literacy skills! ¡Voluntarios y empleados estarán disponibles...

RVA Southside , Free
Lego Club @ West End
Richmond Public Library
4pm

Come to the West End Branch at 4pm to Read, Build, and Share with LEGO! We will start with a short book at 4:00pm for inspiration and then get...

RVA West End , Free
S.T.E.M.- Gingerbread Houses
Richmond Public Library
4pm

Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics Join us for S.T.E.M. projects for ages 6-12 on the third Thursday of every month. This month's theme is Building!...

RVA Downtown , Free
Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste - Set It Off
1708 Gallery, 1708 Gallery
6pm

Set It Off is a newly commissioned multi-site exhibition at 1708 Gallery and the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University (ICA)....

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , Free
Thursday Night Live Flyer
7pm

Time to get your Thursday Open Mic fix at Thursday Night Live. Come out and enjoy the most ECLETIC & DIVERSE open mic in Virginia. We have spoken word...

RVA Arts District , $
A Christmas Kaddish
Richmond Triangle Players
8pm

A brand new musical that will bring you holiday joy! Jay is ready to give up, but Leigh is ready to fight -- when memories from Holidays Past remind them...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA Northside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , $$

Thursday, December 16