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Events

Wednesday, April 17

 Monumental Youth
10am
RVA The Fan , $

This exhibit collects the designs of Richmond region high school students for the next monument on Monument Avenue. The narratives, sketches, and sculptures...

"New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond" Exhibition
9am
RVA Downtown , Free

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...

"The Color of No" Exhibition at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond
9am
RVA The Fan , Free

For this solo exhibition, Iverson explores the deceptive complexity of the word “no.” It’s a loaded word that can be empathetic and even soothing. It can...

#wereaddiversebooks Teen Book Club
6pm
RVA Downtown , Free

Teens, join us the 3rd Wednesday of every month for the #wereaddiversebooks Teen Book Club. Each month we will read and discuss a new selection featuring a...

A City Personified Exhibit
10am
RVA The Fan , $

Have you ever considered what a city needs to function in an orderly manner every day? Is it the way a city places certain time restrictions on street...

ANIMAL CONTROL
7:30pm
RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , $$

ANIMAL CONTROL is set in the manager's office of the Carson County Pound as Kim Hawkins tries to cope with the unexpected and mounting fallout from a...

April 2019 Art Exhibits @ MAIN
10am
RVA Downtown , Free

The following exhibits will be on display from Friday, April 5, 2019, through Tuesday June 4, 2019: Gellman Room, Dooley Foyer, & Dooley Hall—works in all...

Art Explorers: Poetry
4:30pm
RVA West End , Free

Create your own poem and illustate your very own poetry chapbook. You provide the inspiration, we will provide the books! Ages 5-12

Book Art Fair
11am
RVA Northside , Free

A weeklong investigation of the Power of the Press, April 14-20th. DIY bookmaking, panel discussions, community workshops and a culminating book art fair...

Braxton Congrove: TTYL - Fellowship Exhibition
RVA East End , Free

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Exhibition Program is proud to present TTYL an exhibition of new sculptures by Braxton Congrove. TTYL is on view...

Broadway Bound
2pm, 8pm
Hanover , $$, Prices Vary

The third installment of Neil Simon’s autobiographical trilogy, Broadway Bound follows the blockbuster success of Virginia Rep’s 2015 production of Brighton...

Broadway Bound
8pm
Hanover , $$, Prices Vary

The third installment of Neil Simon’s autobiographical trilogy, Broadway Bound follows the blockbuster success of Virginia Rep’s 2015 production of Brighton...

CONTEMPORARY FUSION CLASS
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Southside , Free

This is an free, Open-Level, Contemporary dance class fused with elements of Ballet, Jazz, and Modern. Classes focus on choreography, musicality, improv and...

Call For Artists 43rd Street Festival of the Arts
$

Call for Artists for the 28th annual 43rd Street Festival of the Arts. This year, the event is Saturday, September 14th, 2019, 10 am to 5 pm. This event is...

Craft It Up!
3pm
RVA Northside , Free

Come show your creativity with fun crafts and activities! Ages 5 and older! 10/30 - construction paper candy corn and candy corn guessing game 11/13 -...

Culture, Crafts and Cocktails
6pm
RVA Northside , $

Join us for our Monthly Craft Night at our neighbors- Boogaloo's Bar & Grill! New crafts every month, with a rotating Show of Local Art! Check our website...

Curious George™: Let’s Get Curious!
9:30am
RVA The Fan , $

The insatiable curiosity of Curious George – the little monkey who has captured the imagination and hearts of millions of children and adults for 65 years –...

David Sedaris
7:30pm
RVA Downtown , $$

David Sedaris returns to the road following the release of his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious collection, Calypso. Sedaris sets his formidable...

Developing Richmond: Photographs from the Cook Studio
10am
RVA Downtown , $

When photographer George S. Cook relocated with his family to Richmond in 1880, he arrived in a city caught between the old and the new: Richmond bustled...

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...

Estelle Porter: Quiltworks
10am
Ashland , Free

“Estelle Porter: Quiltworks” open on Sunday, April 14, from 3-5pm, and runs through June 9, 2019. Gallery Hours are 10-4pm Monday-Friday (211 N. Center...

Faith in India: Her Faces and Spaces
8am
RVA Northside , Free

Union Presbyterian Seminary will host a free public exhibit, titled "Faith in India: Her Faces and Spaces," March 25 through May 10, 2019, at William Smith...

Fiction Focus Senior Book Club
10:15am
RVA West End , Free

The March book is The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu. Bring your RPL library card. Stay tuned for the rest of the book...

For Art's Sake presents: the Small Works of James River Art League
10am
Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, RVA West End , Free

Stop by and see these Small Works from the artists of the James River Art League! Show Runs: April 1 - April 29 Opening Reception: Friday, April 12th, 5 -...

Hollar's Encyclopedic Eye: Prints from the Frank Raysor Collection
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA The Fan , Free

This exhibition celebrates one of the least known but most remarkable and “modern” artists of the Baroque period. Focusing on his mastery of print work,...

Homework Help/Reading Buddies
3:30pm
RVA Southside , Free

Volunteers and staff will be available to help students of all ages with homework, projects and literacy skills! ¡Voluntarios y empleados estar¡n disponibles...

Invasive Queer Kudzu: Richmond
11am
RVA Arts & Cultural District

Invasive Queer Kudzu: Richmond is a participatory project and exhibition by artist and organizer Aaron McIntosh. In this ongoing project, McIntosh and...

JOHN MARSHALL: HIDDEN HERO OF NATIONAL UNION
10am
RVA The Fan , Free, $, Prices Vary

The distinguished life of John Marshall, the nation’s fourth chief justice of the Supreme Court, parallels the unfolding of the American experiment in...

James River Art League Exhibit at For Art's Sake Gallery
10am
Henrico , Free

James River Art League is having a "Small Works Exhibit" at For Art's Sake Gallery April 1 - 29. Reception April 12, 5-8pm. Attached painting, Memory of...

LADIES DRAWING NIGHT
6:30pm
RVA Northside , Free

Ladies (and lady identifying) Night Drawing! Free and open to the (lady) public. Bring your own drawing stuff & hang out with friends or new friends while...

Latin Jazz Messengers
8pm
Henrico, RVA West End , $

The Latin Jazz Messengers is one of Central Virginia’s busiest bands specializing in an eclectic blend of Cuban, Brazilian and American jazz. Led by the...

Lunch Break Science - Solving the Mystery of Boat Collisions
12pm
RVA The Fan , $

Pack a lunch and join us! Museum scientists and experts share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. Lunch Break Science is...

MERENDA CECELIA - Retooled Stories and Hallowed Hulls
10am
RVA Southside , Free

The Gallery@Nest is Proud to Present MERENDA CECELIA Retooled Stories and Hallowed Hulls. Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, March 23rd from...

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

See 6 new exhibits and 75 artist studios. Free admission Tuesdays - Sundays 12 - 6 pm. The exhibits continue through April 20, 2019. Exhibits Include: OK...

March-April Exhibits at Crossroads Art Center
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...

Monument Avenue: General Demotion/General Devotion
10am
RVA Downtown , Free, $, Prices Vary

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

Natural Existence
10am
Chesterfield , Free

Wildlife Artist Robert Caldwell's show opens at Bella Arte Gallery for an exhibit of his original paintings & drawings that capture unique moments in nature....

New Year, New You Zumba Dance Fitness Classes
12pm
RVA Southside , $

Join dancer, choreographer, and fitness veteran Elizabeth Parks in the ultimate easy-to-follow Latin/International dance-fitness party that beats any old...

New Year, New You Zumba Dance Fitness Classes
10am, 12pm
RVA Southside , $

Join dancer, choreographer, and fitness veteran Elizabeth Parks in the ultimate easy-to-follow Latin/International dance-fitness party that beats any old...

Oh, Shenandoah: Landscapes of Diversity
10am
RVA The Fan , Free, $, Prices Vary

Washington D.C. artist Andrei Kushnir has recorded the history of the Shenandoah Valley through a series of paintings that capture the extraordinary beauty...

One More Stitch
1pm
RVA West End , Free

Meet with other community members to knit, crochet or work with other fiber arts. Share ideas and techniques, get help or give help. All levels welcome.

One Richmond One Book Cleo Oliver Edison Playground Millionaire INVENTION TIME
6pm
RVA Southside , Free

One Richmond One Book "Cleo Oliver Edison Playground Millionaire" Family Night. Are you an inventor? Have a great idea? Be an inventor entrepreneur like...

One Richmond One Book Cleo Oliver Edison Playground Millionaire INVENTION TIME
4:30pm
RVA Southside , Free

One Richmond One Book "Cleo Oliver Edison Playground Millionaire" Family Night. Are you an inventor? Have a great idea? Be an inventor entrepreneur like...

Pass the Mic Panel Talk
6pm
RVA Northside , Free

A panel of women unearthing truths in the local and international press. The speakers come from backgrounds of multi-media, journalism, radio and magazine...

Patterson Pages: Adult Book Discussion Group - Go Tell It on the Mountain
6:30pm
RVA West End , Free

This month we are reading and discussing Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953) by James Baldwin. Copies of this title are available at the library. Please call...

Paul Ryan | Keeping Time
10am
RVA The Fan , Free

Marking his sixth solo exhibition with Reynolds Gallery, Keeping Time presents work from five unique series of paintings produced between 1987 and 2018, plus...

Poetry at Boogaloos!
7pm
RVA Northside , Free

Keep your April going with a dose of inspiration in RVA's Northside! Grab a spot at the bar or a cozy corner table & settle in for an evening of featured...

PreSchool Storytime
10:30am
RVA Northside , Free

Join us at North Avenue Branch Library for awesome stories, tons of fun, and a special craft! Hope to see you there for a great half hour of Pre-School...

Preschool Storytime
10:30am
RVA Southside , Free

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

Preschool Storytime
10:30am
RVA Downtown , Free

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

RVA Makers April Meetup at WPA Southside
5:30pm

Details to come! -- RVA Makers meets the third Wednesday of each month from 5:30-7:30. Join us for a chance to socialize with awesome makers and other...

Radius 250 Exhibition
12pm
RVA Southside , Free

Selected works have been juried by Eric Walton, the Director of Walton Gallery, Inc., his family owned art gallery located in Petersburg, Virginia....

Reflections on Fashion
9am
Hanover , Free

A one man show from local artist Mike Haubenstock, featuring his recent series of paintings of designer store windows and the reflections of the street...

Richmond & Public Art
5:45pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

The public art landscape has changed significantly in Richmond over the past 10 years. Against the backdrop of continued controversy over Confederate...

Tanja Softic | Hyphae: New Prints
10am
RVA The Fan , Free

In her second solo exhibition with Reynolds Gallery, Softić presents four series of works on paper, offering viewers a chance to examine the full range of...

The Art of Freedom Exhibition
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $

There are many ways to convey the meaning of freedom. This exhibition explores freedom through the eyes of Virginia-born and Virginia-based artists. And as...

The Art of Honoring the Goddess Within Poetry Reading
4pm
RVA Southside , Free

Local poet Shawna Halley will read from her book, This Body Houses a Goddess. This book is an encouragement to all girls that they can RISE up!

The Art of Play
9am
Henrico, RVA Northside , Prices Vary, $

The Art of Play promises moments of joy, whimsy and enchantment as Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden comes alive with art that explores how playful interactions...

Tragedy of War: Japanese American Internment
9am
RVA Downtown , Free

During World War II 120,000 ethnic Japanese on the west coast, two-thirds of them American citizens, were forced into a series of camps to live under armed...

Women's Theatre Festival: PRETTY FIRE
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Prices Vary, $

Pretty Fire by Charlayne Woodard is the story of two young African American sisters growing up near Albany in the 1950’s while spending summers with their...

Wednesday, April 17