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Friday, November 22

"New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond" Exhibition
Library of Virginia
9am

Recent estimates place the number of foreign-born Virginians at just under one million, or about one in every eight people in the state. The composite...

RVA Downtown , Free
Holocaust By Bullets
Virginia Holocaust Museum
9am

The Holocaust by Bullets was the systematic killing of Jews & Roma Sinti which started before the development of the concentration camps. These mass murders...

RVA Downtown , Free
SUSIE GANCH, "HAVE A NICE DAY"
Quirk Gallery
9am

“Please recycle this bag.” “Please reuse this bag.” “Get an enviro-credit of 10 cents by refusing a new plastic bag.” Feel good about yourself and these...

RVA Downtown , Free
Bionic Me
Science Museum of Virginia
9:30am

The Science Museum of Virginia’s newest touring exhibition “Bionic Me” showcases the ingenious medical, industrial and technological breakthroughs that have...

RVA The Fan , Prices Vary
Aggie Zed: Zed's Zeds
Randolph Macon College - Flippo Gallery
10am

An exhibition of paintings/drawings, ceramic & mixed metal works by Aggie Zed. Intimate in scale, Zed's work is both physically and emotionally layered and...

Ashland , Free
Beyond the Lens: Jackson Ward
Black History Museum and Cultural Center
10am

Students became contemporary history makers while exploring the rich history of Jackson Ward through digital photography. They developed their own projects...

RVA Downtown , $, Prices Vary
Edward Hopper and the American Hotel
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
10am

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents the premiere of Edward Hopper and the American Hotel, the first in-depth study of hospitality settings depicted in...

RVA The Fan , $
Hamilton and The Virginians
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
10am

The “ten-dollar Founding Father” will take over the Virginia Museum of History & Culture to coincide with the Virginia tour of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s...

RVA The Fan , Prices Vary
Great Force Exhibition
Institute for Contemporary Art
10am

Great Force is an exhibition that uses painting, sculpture, photography, video, and performance to examine the reality of race in the United States. It will...

RVA Arts District , Free
Hey, Hey, Hey! Collection by Bill Cooper
10am

"I grew up in segregated Richmond during the fifties and sixties. There were not many people who looked like us in the media - especially on television and...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary
Monument Avenue: General Demotion/General Devotion
The Valentine
10am

A new exhibition debuting at the Valentine will conceptually reimagine Richmond’s historic Monument Avenue. Opening at the Valentine on February 14, this...

RVA Downtown , Free, $, Prices Vary
November 2019 Art Exhibits
Richmond Public Library
10am

The following exhibits will be on display from Friday, November 1, 2019, through Tuesday, December 3, 2019: Gellman Room & Dooley Foyer—Exhibit by the...

RVA Downtown , Free
Sundry Souls: Views. Values. Vibrancy
Black History Museum and Cultural Center
10am

Sundry Souls is a collection of work created by 17 artists who are as diverse as the images depicted in their creations. Yet, they share the common thread of...

RVA Downtown , $
Crochet Club
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Meet us every Friday to learn how to knit and crochet. Bring your own materials or just use ours! This class is open to all levels of knowledge and open for...

RVA Northside , Free
Preschool Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Join us for our fun, interactive, and educational story time featuring books, songs, rhymes and activities! For ages 3-5 with an adult.

RVA East End , Free
Jesse Chun, enunciating silence and
1708 Gallery
11am

1708 is pleased to present enunciating silence and, a solo exhibition of new and recent work by Jesse Chun on view from November 1 - December 8. Through...

RVA Arts District , Free
Toddler Time
Richmond Public Library
11am

Join us for fun and interactive stories, music and play for ages 18-36 months with their caregiver. First Thursday of each month features a bilingual story...

RVA West End , Free
Africa's Art in Paint & Wood
Elegba Folklore Society
12pm

Visit Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center and take in Africa’s Art in Paint & Wood. Browse through this eclectic collection of batiks from Burkina...

RVA Arts District , Prices Vary
ThinkSmall10 - 10th Biennial International Miniature Invitational Exhibition
Artspace
12pm

artspace opens the tenth installment of the ever-popular Biennial Miniature International Invitational, ThinkSmall10, on Friday, November 8. 2019 from 6 - 9...

RVA Southside , Free
Contested Spaces: 2019 Harnett Biennial of American Prints
University of Richmond
1pm

The 12th competitive national exhibition celebrating contemporary printmaking by artists throughout the US.

RVA West End , Free
Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
5pm

A holiday tradition featuring one million twinkling lights, handcrafted botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, firepit with s’mores and hot...

Henrico , $, Prices Vary
 4th Friday Shows and Holiday Open House at Art Works!
Art Works Gallery
6pm

Our Winter Exhibits begin the holiday season with a special gallery filled with holiday gifts—Richmond style. Everything is handmade, in Richmond—from...

RVA Southside , Free
55th Annual Craft + Design Show
6pm

Eat, drink and shop the work of over 150 artists at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s 55th annual Craft + Design Show, November 22-24. Attend the McKinnon...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary
Capitol Steps: The Lyin' Kings
7pm

Claim your seats early for this hilarious crowd pleaser! The Capitol Steps are back for more fun, laughs and shenanigans in this creative blend of music and...

Henrico , $$
Poetry Night at Cafe Zata
River City Poets
7pm

River City Poets' 4th Friday poetry night returns to its new Manchester home at 700 Bainbridge St. No language or theme restriction. New voices always...

RVA Southside , Free
Lombardi
Firehouse Theatre
7:30pm

LOMBARDI is a play about obsession, perfection, and winning -- which were the defining characteristics of famed Green Bay Packers coach Vince...

RVA Downtown , $, $$, Prices Vary
PURE CONFIDENCE
Modlin Center for the Arts
7:30pm

by Carlyle Brown directed by Chuck Mike “One surefire crowd pleaser.” — The New York Times The high-stakes world of Civil War-era horse racing is the...

RVA West End , Free
SPARC Presents: Little Shop of Horrors
SPARC - Youth Performing Arts
7:30pm

Feed the need for musical hilarity with this delicious sci-fi smash about a man-eating plant! Get your tickets...

RVA Downtown , $$, Prices Vary
Hamilton
8pm

HAMILTON is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , $$, $$$, Prices Vary
Il Postino (The Postman)
Virginia Opera
8pm

If the world’s most famous love poet could help you express yourself to the one you love, you’d never be either at a loss for words, or love, again… Based on...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary, $$, $$$
The Last Waltz
8pm

For the 3rd year in a row, The Last Waltz is coming to Richmond, Virginia! The stage is going to be filled to brim with talent, some familiar faces and some...

RVA The Fan , $
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Swift Creek Mill Theatre
8pm

A different story every night! Based on Charles Dickens’ final unfinished novel, this hilarious whodunit invites the audience to solve its mystery by...

Chesterfield , $$
Times Square Angel
Richmond Triangle Players
8pm

New York, 1948. Irish O’Flanagan is the tough as nails, red-headed headliner of the Club Intime. A lifetime of hard knocks has left her bitter and with a...

RVA Arts District , Prices Vary, $, $$
WKNDR at Rare Olde Times
WKNDR
8pm

We're back at our fave place to play, this time on a Friday night! 8-11pm, it's a party as long as you're there. ;) Great brews and good times!

RVA West End , Free

Friday, November 22