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Friday, August 12

#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
Arts in Education Summer Camp ENCANTO
Latin Ballet of Virginia

Welcome to our Casita! Our very own encanto and Colombian, Ana Ines is proud to honor the culture of her country through Disney’s Encanto. LBV will celebrate...

RVA Downtown , $
On-set vocabulary lesson

Do you know the difference between a gaffer & a grip? Can you identify a household item they call a C47? What does a 2ndAD do? These are just a few of the...

RVA Downtown , Free
Virtual Event
Love Letters by Robert Winne
Metropolitan Richmond Artists Association
9am

Blue is the color of trust, responsibility, and relaxation. Depending on the tone, blue symbolizes loyalty or authority. Within blue’s emotional range is the...

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
There's Just Us represented the struggle communities fight with hate & bigotry and the collective voices that were strong enough to stand up and strong against all odds.
Virginia Holocaust Museum
9am

August 11-12, 2022 marks the five-year anniversary of the Unite the Right rally that shook the quiet, central Virginia city of Charlottesville. To recognize...

RVA Downtown , Free
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
Agents of Change: Female Activism in Virginia from Women's Suffrage to Today
Richmond Public Library
10am

Come into the library and walk through history! This free standing exhibit from the Virginia Museum of History and Culture commemorates the centennial of...

RVA West End , Free
James River Art League Exhibit at Crossroads Art Center  - July and August
James River Art League
10am

Five talented artists from the James River Art League (JRAL) will exhibit their art in the JRAL Gallery within Crossroads Art Center. An artist reception...

Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Powhatan, RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan, Prince George , Free
Library Yarns
Richmond Public Library
10am

If you like to knit or crochet, join this fun time of creativity at the Belmont Library. Bring you portable handwork project for an informal group...

RVA West End , 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
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
City of Richmond's Page to Stage Teen Theater Summer Intensive
Pine Camp Art and Community Center
10:30am

Richmond’s Page to Stage Summer Theater Intensive Where: Hickory Hill Community Center 3000 E. Belt Blvd, Richmond Va 23234 When: July 5 – August...

Chesterfield, RVA Southside , $
Carol Anna Meese Journey Art Show
11am

Journey With this series of paintings, I challenged myself to go on a journey without a known destination. Along the way I discovered how form, shape,...

Chesterfield , Free
Emily Baker
Art Works Gallery
11am

Exhibits July 22 – August 20, 2022 ...

RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free
STEAM Junior: Frozen Animal Ice Rescue
Richmond Public Library
11:30am

Help free the ocean animals trapped in the ice! Bring your little ones (2-5 years) to the West End branch meeting room between 11:30am-12:30pm for ocean...

RVA West End , Free
Rosa Vera. Lotus fields III
Artspace
12pm

Artspace presents three exhibitions which focus on landscape, mood and atmosphere. The opening, scheduled for Friday, July 22, 2022, 6-9pm, will showcase a...

Free
Book Break with Bill Glose | All the Ruined Men
12pm

Take a weekday break at the Library of Virginia and join us for a talk, casual conversation, and book signing with award-winning writer Bill Glose. Presented...

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
Petersburg Watermelon Festival
Petersburg Area Regional Tourism
4pm

Live music, food trucks, beer, wine, mead, watermelon eating contest, seed spitting contest, kid's area, and more.

Petersburg , Free
Jazz in the Stacks
Petersburg Public Library
5pm

Live jazz from 'Sudden Change'. Antique cars, food trucks, and more.

Petersburg , Free
The Afro Vegan Social at The ICA
Institute for Contemporary Art
5pm

The Afro-Vegan Social is connecting communities to healthier food options with a VEGAN tasting catered by Chef Orie of @eatitrva, A Live DJ Set from Lowe...

Chesterfield, Henrico, RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA The Fan , $
Michael. Hoggard Milestones Express Band
Petersburg Area Art League
6:30pm

Michael Hoggard & Milestones Band outdoor R&B / live Jazz Concert

Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, Dinwiddie , 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 , $
All Skate - Harold Debut
CSz Richmond
8pm

CSz RIchmond theater's own Harold team debuts this night! Local favorites MiLiBoom open! What is the HAROLD? It is a long running improv format that is...

Henrico, RVA West End , $
Starry Night Cinema: A Raisin in the Sun
Institute for Contemporary Art
8pm

Join us under the stars (and a full moon) in the ICA’s Thinking Field for the big-screen presentation of the 1961 film A Raisin in the Sun. Presented by our...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , Free
The Inheritance
Richmond Triangle Players
8pm

n contemporary Manhattan, Eric and Toby are 30-somethings who seem to be very much in love and thriving. But on the cusp of their engagement, they meet an...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , $$
Pours and Pasties Burlesque and Variety Show
8:30pm

Burlesque Right Meow is back at Strangeways Brewing and ready to heat things up for this summer time show! This cast full of fabulous entertainers will...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , $
Improv All Skate
CSz Richmond
10pm

Improv teams from CSz Richmond theater and the local scene mix it up all month long to bring you back to back Friday's of comedy! Tickets: ...

Henrico, RVA West End , $

Friday, August 12