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Friday, May 13

"Summer in the Garden" - Exhibition & Call for Entries
Crossroads Art Center

Crossroads Art Center is pleased to announce the call for entries for its upcoming show "Summer in the Garden", to be held at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden....

#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
Collect all the buttons!
Lamb Center for Arts and Healing

You can now find wearable art featuring the work of local artists at the Hopewell and Prince George Breez-In Convenience Stores locations! Inside these...

Hopewell , $
Matters of Scale: Charles F. Gillette in Petersburg
Petersburg Public Library

The Petersburg Garden Club, Petersburg Public Library, and the Library of Virginia present the exhibition Matters of Scale: Charles F. Gillette in...

Petersburg , Free
Photo by Darren M. Johnson
VCUarts Theatre

The VCU Department of Theatre presents our Class of 2022 Senior Showcase. This filmed showcase introduces nine performance seniors and recent graduates...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , Free
Virtual Event
A Million Blooms
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

The Garden’s celebration of spring! A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses and many more. Also, mark your...

Henrico , Free
Spring Plantfest
9am

PlantFest is rain or shine and is held outside in Parking Lot C at the Garden! No admission fee required; regular Garden admission to visit the...

Henrico , Free
Genealogy Workshop | Legislative Petitions
Library of Virginia
9:30am

Petitions to the General Assembly were the primary catalyst for legislation in the Commonwealth from 1776 until 1865. This workshop will explore how citizens...

RVA Downtown , $$, Prices Vary
Skin: Living Armor, Evolving Identity
Science Museum of Virginia
9:30am

Skin has a number of impressive features: it’s shape shifting, color changing and highly adaptive. But it’s also thought provoking, interaction changing and...

RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , Prices Vary
Gideon Appah: Forgotten, Nudes, Landscapes
Institute for Contemporary Art
10am

Forgotten, Nudes, Landscapes merges painter Gideon Appah's interest in Ghanaian popular culture with his own imagination, dreams, and fantasies. Newspaper...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , Free
JRAL Gallery at Crossroads Art Center - May/June Exhibiting Artists
James River Art League
10am

During the month of May and June, the James River Art League's Gallery at Crossroads Art Center will feature the artwork of five exhibiting artists; Mary...

Ashland, Charles City, Colonial Heights, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, Petersburg, Powhatan, RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , 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
Liberty or Death Church Tours
St. John's Church
10am

Hear Our Story. Join us inside Historic St. John's Church, the location of the Second Virginia Convention, and hear the fascinating story of Patrick Henry...

RVA Downtown, RVA East End , $
M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE!
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
10am

Butterflies LIVE! allows you to get up-close and personal with hundreds of fluttering beauties. This is an indoor exhibit filled with fun family activities...

Henrico , Free
M&T Bank Pollinator Power featuring Butterflies LIVE! and David Rogers' Big Bugs
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
10am

Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit in the Conservatory and is geared for all ages. Get up close and...

Henrico , Free
Sila Chanto & Belkis Ramírez: Aquí me quedo/Here I Stay
Institute for Contemporary Art
10am

Aquí me quedo/Here I Stay is an exhibition featuring the work of Sila Chanto (Costa Rica, 1969-2015) and Belkis Ramírez (Dominican Republic, 1957-2019)....

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , Free
Kat reading in the Garden.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
10am

Join in the fun each Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. as Library and Archives Manager Katarina Spears reads a few of her favorite stories outside in the Garden...

Henrico , Free
Dawnette Renee
Art Works Gallery
11am

April – May Exhibits @ Art Works. See 5 new exhibits and 75 working artist studios. Visit us 11- 5pm Tuesdays – Sundays. Admission is free and open to...

RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free
Heather Beardsley, A Dream of Strange Cities   Strange Plants, Yalta, embroidery on found photograph, 9" x 12.5", 2020
Artspace
12pm

Can we really trust what we see? Mia Brownell and Martin Kruck use their art to pose this question. Using still life (Brownell) and landscape (Kruck) they...

Henrico, Petersburg, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , Free
Artwork from last year's contest
Virginia War Memorial
12pm

The theme of the 2022 Armed Forces Day Art Contest is “Bravery and Courage.” Students from across Virginia are invited to create works of art that represent...

Ashland, Charles City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, New Kent, Petersburg, Powhatan, RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA The Fan, Dinwiddie, Prince George , Free
Virtual Event
Open House Friday The 13th
5:30pm

Make sure your Friday the 13th is lucky by joining us for a super(stitious) open house! Dance the night away with live music from The Embalmers, test your...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , Prices Vary
RICHMOND BALLET: STUDIO FOUR
Richmond Ballet
6:30pm

Echoing Past Choreography by Stoner Winslett Music by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel Pianist: Joanne Kong What’s Going On, a world premiere Choreography...

RVA Downtown , $, Prices Vary
Aladdin, Jr presented by Broken Leg Theater
7pm

Broken Leg Theater presents Aladdin, Jr! Featuring a cast of actors aged 8-18, Aladdin, Jr is a magic carpet ride through Agrabah! Aladdin, Jr. Music by...

Chesterfield , $
ComedySportz
CSz Richmond
7pm

ComedySportz is improvisational comedy played as a sport, with two teams and a referee taking suggestions from the loyal fans and creating scenes, games and...

Henrico, RVA West End , $
Director's Choice
7pm

Enjoy the diversity and excellence of the company dancers, featuring experts from Don Quixote, contemporary ballet works choreographed by Director, Shannon...

Director's Choice
Stavna Ballet
7pm

Enjoy the diversity and excellence of the company dancers, featuring experts from Don Quixote, contemporary ballet works choreographed by Director, Shannon...

Stavna Ballet
7pm

Stavna Ballet Director's Choice Friday May 13 @ 7pm Saturday May 14 @ 2pm + 7pm $15 ​ Enjoy the diversity and excellence of the company dancers,...

BEEHIVE: THE '60s MUSICAL
Virginia Rep's November Theatre
8pm

Beehive delivers the pop, soul and rock and roll of yesteryear! Six actresses spotlight Diana Ross, Leslie Gore, Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin,...

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BONNIE AND CLAIRE
VCU Dance, VCU Dance
8pm

Best known to Hanover audiences for his hilarious Charitable Sisterhood plays, Bo Wilson’s new play is a funny and heartwarming story about two sisters who...

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Dana and Susan Robinson perform at the Shady Grove Coffeehouse on Friday, May 13th. Photo by Ian Murray
Shady Grove Coffeehouse
8pm

On Friday, May 13, the Shady Grove Coffeehouse continues its twentieth season with a concert by Shady Grove favorites Dana and Susan Robinson. This will be...

Ashland, Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico , $
Kiss Me, Kate
8pm

The Lee Playhouse will present Kiss Me Kate as its final production in the Theatre Company’s 2021-2022 season. Kiss Me, Kate (Book by Sam and Bella Spewack...

Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, RVA Downtown, RVA Southside, Prince George , $
Weeding Out The Stoned
CSz Richmond
8pm

Weeding Out The Stoned is The Game Show of Sobriety Tests. A pack of comedians enter. All but one of them are stoned. It's up to all of us to eliminate the...

Henrico, RVA West End , $
Weeding Out The Stoned
CSz Richmond
8pm

Weeding Out The Stoned is The Game Show of Sobriety Tests. A pack of comedians enter. All but one of them are stoned. It's up to all of us to eliminate the...

Henrico, RVA West End , $
Pours and Pasties Burlesque and Variety Show
8:30pm

Burlesque Right Meow is back at Strangeways Brewing in Richmond with a new cast full of burlesque, circus arts, and comedy that's sure to leave you teased...

Henrico, RVA Arts District, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , $

Friday, May 13