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Saturday, November 17

54th Annual Craft + Design Show, Presented by Altria Group
RVA Downtown , Prices Vary

Spend three days shopping at Craft + Design, one of America’s finest contemporary craft shows. On November 16-18, browse the work of more than 150 artists...

6th Annual "Ladies First" Show & Raffle
12am
Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, Dinwiddie

6th Annual "Ladies First" Show & Raffle is a group show featuring all females and opened October 13, 2018. This exhibition is made up of all women artists...

Art Exhibit @ RVA Creative Wellness
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , Free

Sabrina Cordovana Co-Founder of RVA Creative Wellness Center Sacred Circles – No Beginning and No End This series was inspired by the symbolism of the...

Elizabeth Van Lew Downloadable Walking Tour
RVA East End , $

Download the tour and take it on your own time! This hour-long, two-mile audio tour will guide you along the streets of Church Hill and Tobacco Row while...

Gallery Show: Hal Horwitz: Our Native Orchids, A Retrospective
Henrico, RVA West End , Free

Hal Horwitz was a Richmond pediatric dentist who took up photography as a hobby more than thirty years ago, developing a special interest in native orchids....

Memories of Everyday Beauty
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , Free

Solo show of recent paintings by Bart Levy. Opening reception is First Friday.

Monumental: Richmond’s Monuments (1607-2018)
RVA Downtown , Prices Vary

Since Christopher Newport’s expedition planted a cross on the banks of the James River in 1607, Richmonders have marked the landscape to reflect their...

November 2018 Art Exhibits @ Main & First Friday @ Main
RVA Downtown , Free

November 2018 Art Exhibits The following exhibits will be on display from Friday November 2, 2018, through Tuesday, December 4, 2018: Gellman Room: ...

Residue
RVA The Fan , Free

This fascinating exhibition from Richmond-based artist Heide Trepanier displays the artist’s work as her relationship with process, materials, and the world...

Stitching Culture: Chinese Textiles from the Carver Collection
RVA West End , Free

Stitching Culture: Chinese Textiles from the Carver Collection on view February 8 through December 9, 2018, in the Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature,...

Studio Two Three Show at Quirk
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Quirk and Studio Two Three are delighted to announce their inaugural holiday showcase and group exhibition. Visit The Mezzanine at Quirk Hotel throughout the...

This Or That Is Here, or There
RVA The Fan , Free

This exhibition of new work from Richmond-based artist Leigh Suggs displays her exceptional transformation of simple materials through painting, cutting, and...

unVeiled Essence at Elegba Folklore Society
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , Free

Painter, arts educator and percussionist, Orisegun Olomidun opens a new exhibition in Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center on October 5, 2018 entitled,...

Alice in Christmas Land
9am
Henrico , $

Calling all kids! Be on stage with us as we perform 'Alice In Christmas Land' a Christmas Musical! All your favorite characters are here! White Rabbit,...

Church of the Redeemer Craft Bazaar - Mechanicsville
9am
Hanover, Henrico , Free

CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER’s 37th Annual Craft Bazaar. Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 9:00am – 3:00pm. Located at 8275 Meadowbridge Road, Mechanicsville, VA...

Northside Artists' Holiday Artwalk
9am
RVA Northside , Free

A proud Northside tradition for 29 years, the Northside Artists' Holiday Artwalk features local Richmond artists and artisans in an Open House format show...

Congo Masks: Masterpieces from Central Africa
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA The Fan , Free, $

In the vast and culturally diverse Congolese region of Central Africa, masks function as performance objects in rituals, ceremonies, worship, and...

Family Storytime
10am
RVA Southside , Free

Join us for a fun-filled, interactive story time! Story time aims to instill a love of reading with songs, rhymes, books and activities for ages 0-5 with an...

Fighting for the Right to Fight
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $

New Exhibition opens September 28, 2018 In the years leading up to World War II, racial segregation and discrimination were part of daily life for most...

For Art's Sake presents: The Tuckahoe Artists Association
10am
Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, RVA West End , Free

This November the recent works from the artists of The Tuckahoe Artists Association will grace the gallery walls of For Art's Sake! We're so excited to...

Fresh Paint: Murals Inspired by the Story of Virginia
10am
RVA The Fan , $

This unprecedented exhibition brings together original large-scale artwork created by Virginia-based artists with historical objects, books, letters,...

Introduction to Mokulito
10am
RVA Northside , $$$

In this two-day class, students will learn and be introduced to Mokulito, an experimental form of wood lithography and carving. Students will prepare their...

Mood and Atmosphere in Watercolor with Christopher Wynn
10am
Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, RVA West End , $$

"The sky in most watercolor landscapes tends to set the mood, atmosphere, and tone for the rest of the painting." - Christopher Wynn Learn to create mood...

My Richmond Art Exhibition
10am
$

For Darrick Claiborne, a painting begins with a blank canvas or a computer screen. Typically, the paintings are created with acrylic paint on canvas. Darrick...

November-December 2018 Exhibits
10am
Henrico , Free

Crossroads Art Center exhibits the work of emerging and established mid-Atlantic artists and promotes awareness and understanding of art forms, from crafts...

Pandemic: Richmond
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $

May 10, 2018–January 6, 2019 Regular Museum Admission Price Pandemic: Richmond explores the repeated storms of disease that have swept through the city....

Pretty Powerful: Fashion and Virginia Women
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $

April 26, 2018–January 27, 2019 Regular Museum Admission Price Drawing on the Valentine’s extensive collection of historic and contemporary costume, Pretty...

Sandy Bond Retrospective
10am
RVA The Fan , $, Prices Vary

Join us at The Branch Museum and see the amazing sculptures of accomplished Architect Sandy Bond. His focus on materials in his architectural projects is...

Food for Thought—Tidbits from Virginia’s Culinary History
10:30am
RVA The Fan , $

From Berkley Plantation’s claim to have held the true First Thanksgiving, to Richmond’s modern allure as one of the best food cities in the country,...

Literary Saturdays with Daryl Cumber Dance
10:30am
Ashland, Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , Free

Join Daryl Cumber Dance, celebrated author and educator, for a discussion of African American women's humor. She will include illustrations from her book...

The Reader's Friend Book Store
10:30am
Hopewell , Free

The Reader's Friend Book Store offers gently used books, cds, and dvds for bargain prices. Proceeds benefit all ARLS libraries.

Break Glass: Art by VL Cox
11am
RVA Downtown , Free

Through her art, Cox aspires to spark conversation about civil rights and equality, while also exploring the persistence of hate and injustice in America...

Classic Movie Saturdays- Hopewell
11am
Hopewell , Free

Join us for a family movie in Hopewell!

Southside Book & Writers Club
11am
RVA Southside , Free

Southside Book and Writers Club (SBWC) strives to promote diversity in reading and writing. This club is dedicated to the advancement and education of all....

Stories at the Museum
11am
RVA The Fan , $

This family friendly program features special educator-led readings of children's history books and a craft activity. Stories at the Museum programs are open...

October - November Exhibits @ Art Works
12pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free

See 6 new exhibits, tour 75 artist studios. The exhibits continue through November 17, 2018. Admission is free and open to the public. Exhibits include: ...

Southside Book and Writer's Club
12pm
RVA East End , Free

SBWC members will be at the East End Branch for a writer's workshop and information gathering session. Join us if you have questions about writing and...

artspace's 30th Anniversary Biennial Members Exhibition
12pm
RVA Southside , Free

artspace celebrates 30 years of art and performance with a free and open to the public biennial members’ exhibition

Paper Marbling
1pm
RVA Northside , $$

Learn the traditional technique of marbling paper! In this 3-hour workshop, we will experiment and explore multiple patterns. Marbling is great for...

Building Healthier Connected Communities
2pm
Free

Confetti: Community Conversation Series Good health is not achieved alone, it takes all of us to work together to transform health in our communities....

Cinema Saturdays @ Your Library!
2pm
RVA Northside , Free

Once a month, come join us for a family friendly flick! We will provide a warm room and the popcorn. Feel free to bring your own snacks or drinks (for the...

Gellman Room Concert: "Voyage dans la Nature"
2pm
RVA Downtown , Free

"Voyage dans la Nature"--L'invitation a la Musique Francaise presented by Hyunja Lee, piano

Sister Act
2pm, 8pm

Based on the 1992 hit movie starring Whoopi Goldberg, this musical follows the fallen showgirl, Deloris Van Cartier, as she unexpectedly finds sisterhood and...

Livin' Fat by Judi Ann Mason
4pm, 8pm
RVA Northside , $

A light-hearted comedy about a family struggling to make ends meet until one of them accidently finds a bag ofmoney from a bank robbery. Will they return...

"Of secrecy, the violet" Exhibition
6pm
Free

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond presents an exhibition of work by New York City-based artist Elissa Levy, titled "Of secrecy, the violet." The show opens...

ComedySportz Improv
7pm
Henrico, RVA West End , $

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...

InLight Richmond 2018
7pm
RVA The Fan , Free

Organized by 1708 Gallery, InLight Richmond is a FREE, public exhibition of light-based art and performances. Each year, InLight Richmond features...

THE STORY
7:30pm
RVA West End , Free

By Tracey Scott Wilson Directed by Chuck Mike “…a conscientious and absorbing new drama.” – The New York Times In September of 1980, a talented, young,...

Wrong Chopped
7:30pm

A DOG STUFF production-in-residence at Firehouse Theatre Written by Dixon Cashwell and Levi Meerovich The enfant terribles who brought you One in Four are...

A 1940's Radio Christmas Carol
8pm
Colonial Heights, Petersburg , Prices Vary, $$

In this long-awaited sequel to the popular musical “The 1940’s Radio Hour,” it’s Christmas Eve, 1943, and the Feddington Players are now broadcasting from a...

ArchAndroid Orchestrated
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $$

Jo’Rie Tigerlily presents ArchAndroid Orchestrated, a celebration of the artistry of Janelle Monáe. Greetings FANdroids. Award winning singer, songwriter,...

Carlene Carter
8pm
Henrico , $$

Carlene Carter has been releasing music for almost four decades. The daughter of June Carter Cash and country star Carl Smith, and stepdaughter of Johnny...

Livin' Fat by Judi Ann Mason
8pm
RVA Northside , $

A light-hearted comedy about a family struggling to make ends meet until one of them accidently finds a bag ofmoney from a bank robbery. Will they return...

Sister Act
8pm

Based on the 1992 hit movie starring Whoopi Goldberg, this musical follows the fallen showgirl, Deloris Van Cartier, as she unexpectedly finds sisterhood and...

The Richmond Forum Presents Captain Scott Kelly
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $$

“LESSONS FROM A YEAR IN SPACE”—During his record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station, U.S. astronaut Captain Scott Kelly captivated the...

Who's Holiday
8pm
RVA Downtown , Prices Vary

Everyone’s favorite little Who from Whoville ain’t so little anymore! From the cramped quarters of her silver bullet trailer on Mount Crumpit, a very...

PRINT RODEO
9pm
RVA Northside , Free

This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join:...

ComedySportz Improv: Solo Cup
9:30pm
Henrico, RVA West End , $

For the late night crowd. Four improvisers compete individually through short form games and scenes, all based on audience suggestions. No matter what is...

PurpleLife RVA
10pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $

"Thoughts of pretty you and me, Erotic City come alive!" BUY PRE-SALE: Boomboombasics.com/purplelife Richmond's provocative nightlife experience,...

Saturday, November 17