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Thursday, August 18

#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
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
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
Family Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10am

Join us for a fun-filled, interactive family storytime! Enjoy songs, rhymes, books and activities for ages 0-5 with an adult.

RVA Northside , 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
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
Book Babies
Richmond Public Library
10:15am

Join us for a fun and interactive story, music and play for babies from birth to 17 months with their caregiver.

RVA West End , Free
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
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
Master Gardener Help Desk @ Ginter Park Library
Richmond Public Library
11am

Garden questions? Ask a Master Gardener! Bring your questions to the Ginter Park Library on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from 11am-1pm. Come...

RVA Northside , 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
Storytime with Yvonne Pham
Richmond Public Library
11am

Author and educator, Yvonne Pham, will be reading her children's book, My Stinky Food, at the Hull Street Library. Come and enjoy an educational storytime...

RVA Southside , 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
The Easel: with Alexis Rogers
Art180
12pm

ART 180's live art in the parklet series continues this month with artist Alexis Rogers. Alexis will be turning out an original painting while you get to...

RVA Arts District , 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
Eyewitness to History:  Bosnia - A Real World Mission
Virginia War Memorial
2pm

The Bosnian War took place in Europe from 1992 to 1995, with over 100,000 killed and 2.2 million displaced. Join Virginia War Memorial Director, Dr. Clay...

RVA Downtown , Free
Virtual Event
SCRAP Craft Camp: Decoupage a Planter
Richmond Public Library
2pm

Use easy and traditional decoupage techniques to customize a terra cotta pot. *Plant pot must be provided by guardians* SCRAP Craft Camp brings the...

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

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
3:30pm, 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
Pirate Day
Richmond Public Library
3:30pm

Make seaworthy pirate crafts, fit for a captain! *Due to the increase in Covid cases, this program is subject to change. Please visit our website at...

RVA Southside , Free
STEAM Team: Paper Chain Challenge
Richmond Public Library
3:30pm

The Challenge: Who can make the longest paper chain out of a single piece of paper? Stop by this afternoon to give it a shot!

RVA East 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
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
Lego Club @ West End
Richmond Public Library
4pm

Come to the West End Branch at 4pm to Read, Build, and Share with LEGO! We will start with a short book at 4:00pm for inspiration and then get...

RVA West End , Free
Murals of Jackson Ward Walking Tour
The Valentine
6pm

Join the most experienced tour guides in Richmond to explore the diversity of one of city’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Visit murals, revitalized buildings...

RVA Arts District , $, Prices Vary
Peter Pan Jr
7pm

Jewish Family Theatre presents Peter Pan, Jr. at the Weinstein JCC. Artistic Direction by Debra Clinton, Musical Direction by Stephen Rudlin. Sponsored by...

Henrico, RVA West End , $
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 , $
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 , $$

Thursday, August 18