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Saturday, May 7

"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
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
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
Richmond Symphony presents Peter & the Wolf
Richmond Symphony
11am

Atlantic Union Bank LolliPops Series MAY 7 | Saturday11:00 AM Buy Tickets About the Event Chia-Hsuan Lin, Conductor with Really Inventive Stuff's Michael...

RVA Downtown , $
1st Drafts and Bagels: MEMORY, LIKE THE ROSES
12pm

no reservations -- just show up $5 suggested donation at door ​​​ Join us for mimosas and bagels and participate in the creative process of making a new...

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
Event Poster
12pm

The Bluegrass & Brews Festival honors the values of Mountain people with homegrown music, brews, and Southern Cuisine while raising awareness about the work...

RVA West End , Free
POSTPONED: Garden Learning Day
Richmond Public Library
1pm

This program is postponed due to weather. The program will not take place on Saturday, May 7th. Please check our calendar soon for details of new date. An...

RVA Downtown , Free
BEEHIVE: THE '60s MUSICAL
Virginia Rep's November Theatre
2pm

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

$$
CANCELLED LEGO Club @ Hull
Richmond Public Library
2pm

Ages 5 join us for LEGO free building & play. You can also construct a cool marble run.Typically meets every 1st Saturday of the month.

RVA Southside , Free
Richmond Performing Arts Alliance: Parking Lot Party
3pm

Join us for RPAA’s 3rd Annual Parking Lot Party – an afternoon and evening of bands, brews, and bites. Hosted by RPAA’s Associates Board, this...

RVA Arts District , Free, Prices Vary
Concert Ballet of Virginia "Giselle"
4:30pm

A Tale of Love, Betrayal and Hope - one of the world's greatest classical ballets. Performance to fundraise for relief efforts for friends and families in...

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 , $
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 , $
Official flyer
7pm

The Groove Lounge is a place where you can just be free. Eat and Socialize and dance like there is no tomorrow. Definitely invite friends out.. Also it is...

RVA West End , Free
A SINGLE PRAYER
Firehouse Theatre
7:30pm

A SINGLE PRAYER world premiere a new play by K. Jenkins directed by Mark J. Lerman April 20 - May 8, 2022 Clem: ​This is my blended family. That’s...

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,...

$$
Open Air Shakespeare - Hamlet
Richmond Catholic Theatre
8pm

Join us for an open-air production of William Shakespeare's hamlet. Think of it as Shakespeare in the parking lot! 🥳😂 Set in 1930s germany, this...

Ashland, Charles City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Henrico, RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , $$

Saturday, May 7