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Thursday, May 26

#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
Six of the many talented artists featured in this exhibit.
James River Art League

Artists from the James River Art League will exhibit their work at the Swift Mill Creek Theater from May 18 ~ June 25, 2022. Join them and the cast of the...

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 West End, RVA The Fan, Dinwiddie, Prince George , 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
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
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
James River Rapids, 2021, archival inkjet print on laminated poly-board with urethane foam, filled epoxy, acrylic paint and gypsum, 40 x 60 x 5 inches (detail)
10am

Reynolds Gallery is pleased to present Altered Visions, an exhibition of new works by Joe Seipel. In addition to his opening at Reynolds Gallery, Seipel will...

Family Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10am

Join us for a fun, interactive and educational storytime featuring books, songs, and rhymes, perfect for children up to 5!

RVA East End , Free
Three Fortunes Capriccio, 2022, ink on muslin (sewn), 29 x 17.5 inches
10am

Reynolds Gallery is pleased to present Forest for the Trees, an exhibition of new works by Gabrielle Teschner. The show opens with a reception for the artist...

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
Library Yarns
Richmond Public Library
10am

If you like to knit or crochet (or would like to learn), join this fun time of creativity at the Belmont Library. Bring your portable handwork project for an...

RVA West End , Free
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
Feldpost: German Letters from World War II
10:30am

Feldpost is the German military mail service. Join Virginia War Memorial Education Director, Jim Triesler, as he explores life inside Germany during World...

RVA Downtown , Free
Virtual Event
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.

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
Preschool Storytime
Richmond Public Library
11am

Join us for a fun-filled, interactive storytime! Enjoy songs, rhymes, books and activities for ages 0-5 with an adult. *Due to the increase in Covid...

RVA Northside , 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
Broad Rock Comix Club
Richmond Public Library
3:30pm

Love comic books, graphic novels, and/or manga? Want to try your hand at making your own? Come to the Broad Rock Comix Club for fun, creative prompts and to...

RVA Southside , Free
Master Gardener Help Desk
Richmond Public Library
3:30pm, 3:45pm

Master Gardeners will be out in the library, eager to answer any of your gardening questions. They will have soil sample kits and other helpful resources for...

RVA West End , Free
Master Gardener Help Desk
Richmond Public Library
3:45pm

Master Gardeners will be out in the library, eager to answer any of your gardening questions. They will have soil sample kits and other helpful resources for...

RVA West End , Free
Fidos After 5
4pm

The Garden partners with the Richmond SPCA for Fidos After 5 on these special nights (only): May 26, June 9, 23, July 14, 28, August 11, 25, and September 8...

Henrico , Prices Vary
Flowers After 5
4pm

Relax on Thursday evenings mid-May through mid-September at Flowers After 5. Stroll through the gardens; listen to relaxing live music, and enjoy food and...

Henrico , Prices Vary
Theater Games & Improv for Teens
Richmond Public Library
4pm

Join us for the special workshop series taught by Virginia Rep teaching artists! Anyone ever tell you you’re a drama llama? Then this program is for you!...

RVA Downtown , Free
Theater Games & Improv for Teens
Richmond Public Library
4pm

Anyone ever tell you you’re a drama llama? Then this program is for you! Come join us in theater games and improv workshop for teens. No experience is...

RVA Downtown , Free
May UnHappy Hour
6pm

Goth spring has sprung! Join the Poe Museum for a night of fearful festivities. Groove to Richmond’s surf-rock stalwarts The Embalmers. Play lawn games and...

RVA Downtown , $
Sila Chanto & Belkis Ramírez: Their Lives and Works
Institute for Contemporary Art
6pm

Through printmaking, painting and sculpture, the late artists Sila Chanto (Costa Rica, 1969-2015) and Belkis Ramírez (Dominican Republic, 1957-2019)...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , Free
An Evening with Gary Powers, Jr.
St. John's Church
7pm

St. John’s Church Foundation is pleased to announce its second 2022 Walter W. Craigie Speaker Series speaker, author and historian Francis Gary Powers,...

RVA Downtown, RVA East End , $
Cockade City Camera Club Logo
7pm

The Cockade City Camera Club meets the fourth Thursday of every month at the Petersburg Area Art League. The Camera Club is open to photographers of all...

Petersburg , 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 , $
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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Thursday, May 26