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Friday, June 3

#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
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
Dave Rogers' Big Bugs as part of Pollinator Power
9am

Artist David Rogers’ Big Bugs: The Pollinators showcases larger-than-life sculptures highlighting the importance of pollinators and preserving their...

Henrico , Prices Vary
David Rogers' Big Bugs
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

Visitors of all ages and abilities will explore the wonder and craftsmanship of these nine oversized pollinator sculptures created from combinations of found...

Henrico , Free
Genealogy Workshop | African American Research at the Library of Virginia: Genealogy to 1870
Library of Virginia
9:30am

Explore the methods and resources for African American genealogy prior to the end of the Civil War. Library of Virginia reference archivist Cara Griggs...

RVA Downtown , $$
Planet Shark: Predator or Prey
Science Museum of Virginia
9:30am

Dive Into the Incredible Underwater World of Sharks. Trace millions of years of evolution, come face-to-face with the great white shark, learn the true...

RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , 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
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 Butterflies LIVE! as part of Pollinator Power
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 , Prices Vary
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
Lew Lott
Art Works Gallery
11am

In May and June of each year Art Works proudly partners with the art programs at Henrico High School and Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School. The work is the...

RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free
Susanne K. Arnold, Purple Leaves, 2020, Encaustic, collage, organic material 8 x 10 inches
Artspace
12pm

Artspace Exhibitons Explore New Approaches To Traditional Methods Of Creation. Three solo exhibits feature ancient processes referencing contemporary themes...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , Free
Judy, by John Bailey
12pm

Artspace Gallery is pleased to honor Artspace Artist Member Emerita Frances Wessells by choreographing an exhibition and sale of her personal collection of...

Free
Donna Frostick, Beneath the Pine
Artspace
12pm

This June, the non-profit gallery Artspace continues its collaboration with CVA / U-Turn, Inc. by providing the second in a series of exhibitions for the...

Free
Summer Scratch Art
Richmond Public Library
4pm

Scratch and scrape away at our super special scratch-art paper to reveal a rainbow of colors underneath! Best for ages 4 and up! Note for parents...we...

RVA East End , Free
The BIG Show (New Date)
Art180
4pm

ART 180's The BIG Show is back with a block party-style community celebration, and this year we are imbuing it with the theme, Homecoming. Whether you’re a...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , Free
First Fridays Art Walk
RVA First Fridays
5pm

Join us for the Downtown Neighborhood's monthly art walk! Galleries, shops, restaurants, non-profits, and more open their doors in celebration of art and...

RVA Arts District , Free
Science After Dark: Ocean Odyssey
Science Museum of Virginia
5pm

Jump feet first into our summer of awesome ocean-themed programming! This summer we’re hosting Planet Shark: Predator or Prey, so we’re diving into all...

RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , Prices Vary
Brilliant Color at Sunset of New Building In RIchmond on Broad Street
Metropolitan Richmond Artists Association, Metropolitan Richmond Artists Association
6pm

Where We Live is a show that expresses the essence of this landmark place, of neighborhoods with porches, natural delights such as the James River, drenched...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , Free
First Friday opening-night reception
Richmond Public Library
6:30pm

The following exhibits will be on display for two months (June 3--August 2, 2022): "Where We Live" by members of the Metropolitan Richmond Artists...

RVA Downtown , Free
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 , $
EVERYBODY by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Cadence Theatre Company
7pm

Everybody’s time is up. But Everybody doesn’t want to greet Death alone, so Everybody seeks the company of their friends Stuff, Kinship, Friendship,...

Ashland, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, Petersburg, Powhatan, RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , $$, Prices Vary
Test Pattern 03: Moor Mother with Ohbliv
Institute for Contemporary Art
7pm

Moor Mother reunites with Richmond musician Ohbliv—one of the producers on her debut studio album Fetish Bones—for a live musical performance. They will be...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , Free
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Richmond Urban Dance
7pm

I AM HIP HOP Dance is back!! It's been two long years since Richmond Urban Dance took the stage for their annual I AM HIP HOP Dance Concert. All we can say...

$
Tim Reid's 6th Annual Cultural Fashion Showcase
7pm

Tim Reid presents his 6th annual fundraising event for the Legacy Media Institute at the John Marshall Ballrooms in Richmond, VA. Join Tim and Salome for an...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , $$, Prices Vary
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...

$$
Comedy Royale
CSz Richmond
8pm

From the creative brains of Jack Reda and DCUP: Four talented RVA improvisers are pitted against one another in a series of quick improv games, points are...

Henrico, RVA West End , $
My Fair Lady
8pm

From Lincoln Center Theater and director Bartlett Sher comes “a sumptuous new production of the most perfect musical of all time” (Entertainment Weekly),...

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CSz Richmond
10pm

Die of The Beholder is a 4 part randomly generated DnD campaign. Through Dice Rolls and Audience suggestions the players and dungeon master will create a...

Henrico, RVA West End , $

Friday, June 3