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Friday, November 30

Afrikana Film Festival 2018
Afrikana Independent Film Festival

Afrikana Film Festival, November 29 - December 2, is dedicated to showcasing the cinematic works of people of color from around the world. With a special...

RVA Arts District , $, $$, Prices Vary
Art Exhibit @ RVA Creative Wellness
RVA Creative Wellness Center

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...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , Free
Christmas Memories Photography Exhibition
Lamb Center for Arts and Healing

Join us for an exhibition exploring the holidays in Hopewell through the ages. This exhibition, curated by the Lamb Center for Arts and Healing, features a...

Hopewell , 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 , $
Joanna Tyka: Contradictions--Abstracts and Cityscapes
Weinstein JCC

Abstract and figurative forms are in contradiction to each other, but for Joanna Tyka, they’re parallel forms of her artistic expression. “I love to create...

Henrico, RVA West End , Free
Memories of Everyday Beauty
Richmond Public Library

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

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , Free
Monumental: Richmond’s Monuments (1607-2018)
The Valentine

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...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary
November 2018 Art Exhibits @ Main & First Friday @ Main
Richmond Public Library

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

RVA Downtown , Free
Reynolds Gallery

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

RVA The Fan , Free
Stitching Culture: Chinese Textiles from the Carver Collection
University of Richmond

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,...

RVA West End , Free
Studio Two Three Show at Quirk
Studio Two Three

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

RVA Arts District , Free
This Or That Is Here, or There
Reynolds Gallery

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

RVA The Fan , Free
unVeiled Essence at Elegba Folklore Society
Elegba Folklore Society

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

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , Free
Break Glass: Art by VL Cox
Virginia Holocaust Museum

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

RVA Downtown , Free
43rd St. Gallery Holiday Open House and Seconds Sale
43rd Street Gallery

43rd St Gallery Holiday Open House November 23rd-December 23rd. Local artisans. Fine handmade gifts. Open Daily for the Holidays M-F 10-6, Saturday,...

RVA Southside , Free
Congo Masks: Masterpieces from Central Africa
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

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

RVA Arts District, RVA The Fan , Free, $
Fighting for the Right to Fight
Black History Museum and Cultural Center

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...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , $
For Art's Sake presents: Holiday Small Works Show
For Art’s Sake Gallery

Stop in this holiday season to see one of our favorite annual exhibits here at For Art's Sake! Our juried and judged Holiday Small Works Show features works...

Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, RVA West End , Free
Fresh Paint: Murals Inspired by the Story of Virginia
Virginia Museum of History & Culture

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

RVA The Fan , $
My Richmond Art Exhibition

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
Crossroads Art Center

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

Henrico , Free
Pandemic: Richmond

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

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , $
Pretty Powerful: Fashion and Virginia Women

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

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , $
Sandy Bond Retrospective

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...

RVA The Fan , $, Prices Vary
Sarah Spencer White: Makeshift
Randolph Macon College - Flippo Gallery

Randolph-Macon College will host an opening reception for Makeshift an exhibition of ceramic sculptures by Sarah Spencer White on November 4, 2018, from 3 –...

Ashland , Free
Crochet Club
Richmond Public Library

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
Winter Exhibits @ Art Works!
Art Works Gallery

The exhibits continue through January 19, 2019. Admission is free and open to the public, 12 pm - 6 pm Tuesdays - Sundays. The Made in RVA Holiday Gallery...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA Southside
artspace's 30th Anniversary Biennial Members Exhibition

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

RVA Southside , Free
Craft Time: Snowmen
Richmond Public Library

Let it snow! Enjoy a fun and easy craft activity making adorable snowman figures to make your holiday more festive. Come enjoy some apple cider and get in...

RVA East End , Free
Family Flicks!
Richmond Public Library

Join us for a family friendly flick. Snacks provided! November - "Early Man", rated PG December - "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", rated PG January -...

RVA Southside , Free
 Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights
Art on Wheels, Art on Wheels, Art on Wheels, Art on Wheels

Nov. 23, 2018–Jan. 7, 2019 (Closed Dec. 24 & 25), Nightly 5–10 p.m. A holiday tradition featuring one million twinkling lights, handcrafted botanical...

Henrico , $
Ha Ha Happy Hour
RVA Laugh Club

Join RVA Laugh Club this Friday (and every Friday) and give yourself the gift of laughter, connection and community with Laughter Yoga. Created by...

RVA The Fan , Free
Shop the Shed @ Main St. Station with Host of Sparrows Aerial Circus
Host of Sparrows Aerial Circus

Join Host of Sparrows at Main Street Train Station in the glass trainshed as Aerial Circus Elves fly high in the air! As part of Grand Illumination...

RVA Downtown , Free
Auditions for Miss Witherspoon by Christopher Durang


A Hurricane Michael Relief Concert
GreenSpring International Academy of Music

The GreenSpring American Youth Harp Ensemble and Virginia Choristers are pleased to present “A Hurricane Michael Relief Concert”. This is a free event for...

RVA The Fan , Free
Little Women: The Musical
SPARC - Youth Performing Arts

Based on Louisa May Alcott's life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for...

Modlin Center for the Arts

Charenée Wade is not one to hold back or let fear stand in her way. Known for her expert vocal improvisational ability and her seriously swinging groove,...

RVA West End , Prices Vary
A 1940's Radio Christmas Carol
Swift Creek Mill Theatre

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...

Colonial Heights, Petersburg , Prices Vary, $$
A Doublewide, Texas Christmas
CAT Theatre

Our favorite trailer park gang is back. It’s Christmastime in the newest – and tiniest – town in Texas, and it’s beginning to look a lot like trouble in...

RVA Northside , $, Prices Vary
Sister Act
Virginia Rep's November Theatre, Virginia Rep's November Theatre

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

Who's Holiday
Richmond Triangle Players

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...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary
YES! Dance Festival
K Dance

Dance Magazine's "25 to Watch" comes to Richmond. For 20 years, K Dance has introduced over 140 choreographers and performers to Richmond. These artists...

RVA The Fan , $, $$

Friday, November 30