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Thursday, September 15

#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
James River Art League Exhibit at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
James River Art League

Artists from the James River Art League will exhibit botanic-themed paintings at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, September 12 - October 31, 2022. Come enjoy...

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
Westover Teens: Mystery Kit
Richmond Public Library

Visit Westover Hill’s young adult section to check out our take and make kits! This month’s kit is a mystery grab bag, visit Westover Hills to find out what...

RVA Southside , Free
EXHIBIT: THE PEACHES WILL BE BLUE
9am

Contemporary collage and acrylic paintings by Kay Vass Darling, who uses color and pattern as a way of playing with the still life subject matter.

Henrico , Free
EXHIBIT: UNUSUAL TURNINGS
9am

An exhibit showing the amazing wood sculptures that can be made from local woods that are turned on a lathe. Barbara Dill is a local artist who is...

Henrico , Free
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
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
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
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
James River Art League Exhibit at Crossroads Art Center - September/October 2022
James River Art League
10am

Please visit the James River Art League Gallery at Crossroads Art Center during the months of September and October to see the new works of league artists...

Ashland, Charles City, 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
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
Naima Green: I Keep Missing My Water
Institute for Contemporary Art
10am

I Keep Missing My Water is a newly commissioned exhibition by photographer Naima Green that continues the artist’s ongoing investment in documenting intimacy...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , Free
Rafael Domenech: The Medium is the Massage
Institute for Contemporary Art
10am

The Medium is the Massage is a new commission by the Cuban American artist Rafael Domenech for a year-long pavilion for self-publishing, collective reading,...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , Free
Tabletop Thursday @ West End Branch Library
Richmond Public Library
10am

Need a break from screens and videos? Have some time to spend with family and friends? Stop by the West End Branch on Thursdays for boardgame fun! Trivial...

RVA West End , Free
Tsherin Sherpa: Spirits
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
10am

Explore the captivating paintings and sculptures of Nepalese-born Tibetan American artist Tsherin Sherpa. This thought-provoking, participatory art...

RVA Arts District , $
dana washington-queen: Resume at the Point of Interruption
Institute for Contemporary Art
10am

Lens-based artist dana washington-queen (b. 1985) uses writing and video-making as an inquiry into freedom and escape. What are freedom’s possibilities?...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , Free
Book Babies
Richmond Public Library
10:15am, 10:30am

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
Book Babies
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

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
Keenan Cross
Art Works Gallery
11am

See these new exhibits and 85 artist studios Tuesday – Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm. Admission is free and open to the public All Media Exhibit and James River...

RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free
Family 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
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
Carol Meese, Only when they spread their wings, 2022
12pm

Artspace Gallery’s new exhibitions challenge the perception of communications Four solo exhibitions will be on view at the nonprofit gallery in Richmond,...

Free
Carolyn Eastman | The Strange Genius of Mr. O
12pm

Please join us at the Library for a talk by history professor and prize-winning author Carolyn Eastman on her new book, The Strange Genius of Mr. O: The...

RVA Downtown , Free
The Easel: with Myasia Goode
Art180
12pm

ART 180's mid-day art break is back this month for the second to last Easel of the year! This time we’ve got an ART 180 favorite, Mysasia Goode, joining us...

RVA Arts District , Free
Salute to Service: United States Air Force
Virginia War Memorial
2pm

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to serve in the military? Join us as we celebrate the Air Force’s 75th birthday and to hear first-hand accounts...

RVA Downtown , Free
Virtual Event
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
Rock Painting
Richmond Public Library
3:30pm

Express your creativity and decorate a rock for yourself or as a gift for a loved one.

RVA Southside , Free
STEAM TEAM- Terrarium Time
Richmond Public Library
3:30pm

Celebrate National Indoor Plant Week with us by making a terrarium and learning all about how to take care of this self watering terrarium.

RVA Downtown , Free
Spin Art Rocks
Richmond Public Library
3:30pm, 4pm

Give your creative side a spin this week with spin art rocks, where we will be using a salad spinner to create cool patterns and designs on rocks.

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
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
Spin Art Rocks
Richmond Public Library
4pm

Give your creative side a spin this week with spin art rocks, where we will be using a salad spinner to create cool patterns and designs on rocks.

RVA East End , Free
Vital Signs - Opening
Reynolds Gallery
5pm

Reynolds Gallery is pleased to present Vital Signs, a two-person exhibition guest curated by Dr. Tiffany E. Barber featuring new and existing work by...

RVA Arts District , Free
STREAM
Appomattox Regional Library
5:30pm

Stop by for a science, technology, reading, engineering, art, or math-themed program. September- Musical instruments: Make your own instruments to bring out...

Hopewell, Dinwiddie, Prince George , Free
Art Night at The Cultural Arts Center
6pm

Invite a friend or make it a date night, and join us for a special grand opening from 6-8pm on September 15th, featuring 4 exciting exhibits at The Cultural...

Henrico , Free
EXHIBIT: KALEIDOSCOPE –  REKINDLING A HISTORY
6pm

ON EXHIBIT UNTIL November 13, 2022 Kuumba Afrikan American Quilting Guild showcases a fantastic variety of artful & colorful quilts ranging from reimagining...

Henrico , Free
Murals of Jackson Ward Walking Tour
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...

Paradise Close with Lisa Russ Spaar - In Person!
Fountain Bookstore
6pm

Tickets here! Lisa Russ Spaar is bringing us her gorgeous fiction debut! She will be talking with Kelly in person at the store. About the Book: In...

RVA Downtown , 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 , $
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 , $$
Whitesplaining (Postponed)
VCUarts Theatre
8pm

Whitesplaining Please note: The opening of “Whitesplaining” has been postponed. There will be no performances this weekend Sept. 9th- 11th. Ticket holders...

RVA Arts District , $

Thursday, September 15