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Thursday, July 18

Braxton Congrove: TTYL - Fellowship Exhibition
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

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...

RVA East End , Free
Elizabeth Van Lew Downloadable Walking Tour
Richmond Story House

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...

RVA East End , $
Sun Salutations Opening Reception
8:30am

Opening reception Friday, July 12, 2019, 5-7 pm. Fine art exhibit of 20+ oil paintings depicting the interaction of sunlight and nature, reflecting artist...

Henrico, RVA West End , Free, Prices Vary
 Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

The wildly popular Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks returns with new sculptures as part of The Art of Play. Created with half-a-million LEGO bricks,...

Henrico, RVA Northside , Prices Vary
"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
The Art of Play
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

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...

Henrico, RVA Northside , Prices Vary, $
[Work]
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
9am

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will open its annual "[Work]" exhibition on Friday, June 21 with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. in the center’s True F. Luck...

RVA The Fan , Free
Curious George™: Let’s Get Curious!
Science Museum of Virginia
9:30am

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 –...

RVA The Fan , $
Pompeii: The Immortal City
Science Museum of Virginia
9:30am

Making its North American debut at the Science Museum of Virginia, Pompeii: The Immortal City plunges guests into the heart of the drama and the ruins of the...

RVA The Fan , $
"Summer Steals" at Reynolds Gallery
Reynolds Gallery
10am

Summer Steals presents more than twenty works of art at price points selected to align with a variety of budgets. Both new and seasoned collectors will...

RVA The Fan , Free, Prices Vary
Black History Museum Summer Tours
Black History Museum and Cultural Center
10am

Stifle summer learning loss...Bring your children to the Black History Museum during summer break where they can explore and learn about Black history in a...

RVA Downtown , $
Book Babies
Richmond Public Library
10am

Join us for a fun and interactive story, music and play for babies from birth to 17 months with their caregiver.

RVA Southside , Free
Book Babies
Richmond Public Library
10am

Interactive story, music and play for babies from birth - 17 months with their caregiver.

RVA West End , Free
Cindy Neuschwander: A Measure of Life
Reynolds Gallery
10am

Marking the third solo exhibition of work by the late artist Cindy Neuschwander at Reynolds Gallery, A Measure of Life is comprised of over a dozen pieces of...

RVA The Fan , Free
Developing Richmond: Photographs from the Cook Studio
The Valentine
10am

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...

RVA Downtown , $
JOHN MARSHALL: HIDDEN HERO OF NATIONAL UNION
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
10am

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

RVA The Fan , Free, $, 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
Oh, Shenandoah: Landscapes of Diversity
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
10am

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

RVA The Fan , Free, $, Prices Vary
Podium Summer Camps
Podium Foundation
10am

Do you know a young person who loves to write and express themselves creatively? Podium Summer Camp is an awesome and fun writing, communication, and...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary, $$$
Preschool Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10am

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
Sixty Years of Italian Design 1940-2000 Exhibit
The Branch Musuem of Architecture and Design
10am

Sixty Years of Italian Design 1940-2000 is an exhibition of iconic contemporary Italian pieces. Maurice Beane, one of the region’s most prominent dealers and...

RVA The Fan , $
The Chisholm Kid, Lone Fighter for Justice for All
Black History Museum and Cultural Center
10am

The Chisholm Kid, Lone Fighter for Justice for All pays homage to the many black cowboys who drove longhorns up the Chisholm Trail out of Texas and across...

RVA Downtown , $
Young Writers Camps
Podium Foundation
10am, 2pm

Do you know a young person who loves to write and express themselves creatively? Podium Summer Camp is an awesome and fun writing, communication, and...

RVA Downtown , $$$
Family Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

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
Library Yarns
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

If you like to knit or crochet, join this fun time of creativity at the Belmont Library. Bring you portable handwork project for an informal group...

RVA West End , 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
Toddler Time
Richmond Public Library
11am

Join us for fun and interactive stories, music and play for ages 18-36 months with their caregiver.

RVA Southside , Free
What were you after then? What are you after now?
1708 Gallery
11am

1708 Gallery is pleased to announce What were you after then? What are you after now? an exhibition of early works by prolific artist and 1708 artist Board...

RVA Arts District , Free
June - July Exhibits @ Art Works
Art Works Gallery
12pm

See 6 new exhibits and tour 75 artist studios. Admission is free. Visit us 12 - 6 PM, Tuesdays - Sundays. Exhibits include: PLAYcation by Jacqui...

RVA Southside , Free
June/July Exhibitions
Artspace
12pm

Richmond, VA – artspace is pleased to present five new gallery exhibitions, featuring artists Julie Comnick, Margaret Buchanan, Tom Monsees, Shannon Gilbert,...

RVA Downtown , Free
READ Center
Richmond Public Library
1pm

The Read Center's mission is to help adults with low-level literacy develop basic reading and communication skills. Classroom instruction, one-to-one...

RVA East End , Free
Young Writers Camps
Podium Foundation
2pm

Do you know a young person who loves to write and express themselves creatively? Podium Summer Camp is an awesome and fun writing, communication, and...

RVA Downtown , $$$
Movie Matinees @ Your Library: First Man
Richmond Public Library
3pm

Enjoy a movie with us that you may have missed at the theater. Snacks provided - bring a drink. All films show at 3pm every Thursday. Synopsis The...

RVA West End , Free
Homework Help/Reading Buddies
Richmond Public Library
3:30pm

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

RVA Southside , Free
Summer Reading Buddies
Richmond Public Library
3:30pm

Volunteers and staff will be available to help students of all ages with literacy skills! ¡Voluntarios y empleados estarán disponibles para dar ayuda a...

RVA Southside , Free
Intro to Belly Dance and Transnational Fusion
Richmond Public Library
4pm

Join Twila Jane, bellydance and performance artist, for this one-of-a-kind workshop! Twila Jane is the owner/artistic director for Illumination Dance...

RVA Downtown , Free
Summer Kids Book Club
Richmond Public Library
4:30pm

Calling all young readers for our new summer book club just for you! Join us for our first meeting to get to know your fellow readers and receive our...

RVA Southside , Free
Wine & Design: Sixty Years of Italian Design 1940-2000
The Branch Musuem of Architecture and Design
5:30pm

Join us for an exclusive Italian wine tasting and experience our summer exhibition, Sixty Years of Italian Design 1940-2000 on Thursday, July 18th from...

RVA The Fan , $$
 Foundry Series: The US Military and Rebuilding after War
American Civil War Museum, American Civil War Museum
6pm

After four years of war, the US Army spent the next eleven years enacting a complex plan to rebuild the country, which included policing international...

RVA Downtown , Free
Classics You Forgot to Read Book Club
Richmond Public Library
6pm

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck is our July read. Classics You Forgot To Read is a new book club about modern classics we all know and love - but maybe...

RVA East End , Free
Make a Shirt - Map tables
Studio Two Three
6pm

In this workshop you will make Shirt No. 1; a simple top with short sleeves. This loose fitting shirt is easy to wear and makes a great layering piece. The...

RVA Northside , $$
QUIRK RECEPTION: TAYLOR ZARKADES KING, ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
Quirk Gallery
6pm

Join us at Quirk on Thursday, July 18 from 6-8 pm for a special reception to welcome new artist-in-residence, Taylor Zarkades King. Taylor is a recent...

RVA Downtown , Free
Twisted Culture Arts Festival 2019
The Edgar Allan Poe Museum
6pm

TCAF is a true artists' festival dedicated to showcasing art from all genres and styles. The mission of the festival is to connect the Central Virginia...

RVA Downtown , Free
2019 Richmond Symphony Summer Recital Series
Richmond Symphony
6:30pm

The Summer Recital Series is a collaboration among the Richmond Symphony, the University of Richmond Department of Music and VCU | School of the Arts |...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary
Holding
Firehouse Theatre
7:30pm

Girlhood is scary, exciting, and messy in all the best ways. HOLDING is a coming of age story about two young women having to grapple with truths,...

RVA The Fan , $
Richmond Shakespeare Festival: The Taming of the Shrew
Quill Theatre, Quill Theatre
7:30pm

Two wealthy sisters in Padua must be married off. The modest and beautiful Bianca has no shortage of suitors, but who on earth will take the wild,...

RVA West End , $
Larry Carlton
The Tin Pan
8pm

Nineteen-time Grammy nominee, Four-time Grammy winner and all-time guitar great, Larry Carlton established himself from his first recording, A Little Help...

Henrico, RVA West End , $$$

Thursday, July 18