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Thursday, September 22

#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
I Won't Grow Up by Noah Scalin

The Sara D. November Gallery will host Noah Scalin's, I Won't Grow Up exhibit from September 8 - October 28, 2022 at the Weinstein JCC. This exhibition...

Henrico, RVA Arts District, RVA West End , 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
Banned Book Week Read-In
Richmond Public Library
10am

Celebrate the freedom to read with RPL during Banned Books Week! We'll have info on the top 10 banned books in the past year, books aplenty for reading, and...

RVA West End , Free
FORGING FREEDOM, JUSTICE, and EQUALITY 40th Anniversary Exhibition
Black History Museum and Cultural Center
10am

Forging Freedom, Justice, and Equality is a riveting interactive, multi-themed immersion into the Black experience in the history of the Commonwealth of...

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, Fluvanna County , $
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 - 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
Special Storytime with RIPPLE -Family Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10am, 10:30am

Ripple LOVES Richmond Public Libraries and making new friends! That's why he's sharing one of his favorite stories and letting everyone's imagination sing...

RVA East End , 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
Special Storytime with RIPPLE -Family Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Ripple LOVES Richmond Public Libraries and making new friends! That's why he's sharing one of his favorite stories and letting everyone's imagination sing...

RVA East End , 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
VSU Department of Art & Design: Confluence - Gallery Show
11am

Confluence Work by the VSU Department of Art & Design Faculty Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 11AM-3PM Artists’ Statement Virginia State...

Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, Dinwiddie, Prince George , Free
How to Sew: Sewing 101
Richmond Public Library
3:30pm

September is National Sewing Month! Learn the basics of sewing and take home a pillow made with your newfound skills.

RVA Southside , 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
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
RPL Local Authors: Ivory Akeisha
Richmond Public Library
4pm

Ivory Akeisha is an author, astrologer, and content creator. She creates content to help people bridge the gap between the life they’ve know and the life...

RVA Downtown , Free
STEAM Team
Richmond Public Library
4pm

Join us every fourth Thursday at Belmont Library for our monthly STEAM Team event for elementary-aged children. This week, we will be recognizing National...

RVA West End , Free
STEAM Team: Apple Volcanoes
Richmond Public Library
4pm

Visit the East End Branch this afternoon for an explosive time as we use apples and other everyday items to make our own volcanoes!

RVA East End , 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
Figures of Freedom Downtown Walking Tour
6pm

Step into the past in Shockoe Bottom, one of Richmond’s oldest historic districts, to explore the struggles for freedom that helped shape America. Join...

Folklore and Fairy Tales with GennaRose Nethercott! (In person)
Fountain Bookstore
6pm

This event will be unlike any other we've brought you! GennaRose will be bringing the legend of Baba Yaga to life with a unique puppet show in the store....

Free
Poe Museum UnHappy Hour - Poe-Stock
6pm

Join the Poe Museum for a far-out night full of live music, libations, and after-hours access to the grooviest museum in town! Benchtop Brewing, Bryant’s...

RVA Downtown , $
Weinstein Author Series – Scott Reynolds Nelson | Oceans of Grain
Library of Virginia
6pm

Please join us for a talk by history professor and award-winning author Scott Reynolds Nelson on his latest book, Oceans of Grain: How American Wheat Remade...

RVA Downtown , Free
Hardywood
Richmond Symphony
6:30pm

Valentina Peleggi, Conductor Program: Brahms: Serenade for 10 players (arr. Nex, Christopher) Copland: Appalachian Spring (suite for 13 instruments)

RVA Downtown
Cockade City Camera Club Logo
7pm

The Cockade City Camera Club meets the fourth Thursday of every month at the Petersburg Area Art League. The Camera Club is open to photographers of all...

Petersburg , Free
Organ Transplantation & Donation Today: Meet a UNOS Ambassador (VCU Common Book 2022 Public Program)
Richmond Public Library
7pm

VCU’s 2022 Common Book, The Organ Thieves, is about recent history in Richmond. The book creates a more accurate historical record of prolonged racist...

RVA Northside , 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 , $
Mean Girls
7:30pm

Direct from Broadway, MEAN GIRLS is the hilarious hit musical from an award-winning creative team, including book writer TINA FEY (“30 Rock), composer JEFF...

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 , $$
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 22