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Thursday, November 8

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,...

Absurd Form" - by Justin Gaffrey
8:30am
Henrico , Free

"Absurd Form" New exhibit on display September 20 – November 11, 2018 Opening reception: Thursday, September 20, 2018, 6-8pm Justin Gaffrey’s work alludes...

Break Glass: Art by VL Cox
9am
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...

True Sons of Freedom: A Photographic Exhibition
9am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

This free exhibition at the Library of Virginia explores the stories of Virginia’s African American soldiers who served during World War I. More than just...

Book Babies
10am
RVA East End , Free

Interactive stories, rhymes, music and play! Perfect for babies from birth to 17 months with an adult/their caregiver. We hope to see you there!

Book Babies
10am
RVA Southside , Free

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

Book Babies
10am
RVA West End , Free

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

FOLK's ART 2018 Annual Exhibition & Sale
10am
RVA Southside , Free

The Gallery@Nest is proud to announce its annual FOLK’s ART exhibition and sale featuring the work of Melissa Burgess, Paul DiPasquale, Kate Duffy, Foust,...

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,...

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 2018 Call for Entries
10am
Henrico , $

Calling all artists! Submit your work to our Juried All-Media Show, and the Members Show. CROSSROADS JURIED ALL-MEDIA SHOWS Crossroads’s all-media shows...

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...

Sarah Spencer White: Makeshift
10am
Ashland , Free

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 –...

Family Storytime
10:30am
RVA Northside , Free

Join us for a fun-filled, interactive family storytime! Enjoy songs, rhymes, books and activities for ages 0-5 with an adult.

Library Yarns
10:30am
RVA West End , Free

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...

Toddler Time
11am
RVA West End , Free

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...

Never in Finer Company: The Men of the Lost Battalion and the Transformation of America by Edward G. Lengel
12pm
RVA The Fan , $

The most dramatic week in American military history took place shortly before World War I ended. In the first week of October 1918, six hundred men charged...

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: ...

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

In Stiches
2pm
RVA Southside , Free

Adults and older teens - enjoy conversation while completing your hand crafts such as knitting and crotcheting.

6th Annual "Ladies First" Show & Raffle
3pm
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...

LEGO Lit Thursdays
3pm
RVA Northside , Free

It's LEGO Time! Come join us at the North Avenue Branch Library to get your hands on any and all kinds of legos. Build along with our theme of the day, or...

Movie Matinees @ Your Library: Memoirs of a Geisha
3pm, 5:30pm
RVA West End , Free

Introducing the Great American Read Film series: film adaptations of America's favorite novels. Snacks provided - bring a drink. All films show at 3pm &...

National STEAM DAY
3pm
RVA Northside , Free

Join us as we explore coding by using sphero balls and ozobots.

Family Storytime
4:30pm
RVA Southside , Free

A storytime for the family. Different theme each week. Come join us!

STEM- Little Scientists- Digging Up Dinosaurs
4:30pm
RVA Downtown , Free

Calling all scientists age 3-8! Join us for some hands-on learning fun the 2nd Thursday of each month. Each month we will explore, learn, and create some...

Live Murder Mystery Clue Game
5:30pm
RVA Northside , Free

Middle and high school students as well as young adults: You are invited for an evening of intrigue and mystery. Solve a murder based on the board game,...

Movie Matinees @ Your Library: Memoirs of a Geisha
5:30pm
RVA West End , Free

Introducing the Great American Read Film series: film adaptations of America's favorite novels. Snacks provided - bring a drink. All films show at 3pm &...

"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...

BASIC SCREENPRINTING
6pm
RVA Northside , $$

In this workshop, we’ll cover the basics of screen printing. You'll see how to coat and expose a screen, review types of images appropriate for screen...

Basic Screenprinting
6pm
RVA Northside , $$

In this workshop, we’ll cover the basics of screen printing. You'll see how to coat and expose a screen, review types of images appropriate for screen...

Garden Glow at Maymont
6pm
RVA The Fan , Prices Vary

Brighten your nights this fall on a wondrous new journey through the Japanese Garden at Maymont. At the peak of fall colors, the garden will shine with...

Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong makes guest appearance at Bella Arte Gallery
6pm
Chesterfield, Goochland, Henrico, Powhatan, RVA Southside , Free

Louis Armstrong makes a 3 day visit to Bella Arte Gallery, Nov. 8, 9, & 10! He will be a nearly life-size Bronze created by DaNisha Sculpture! Dan & Nisha,...

Old School Skills: How to Bake Bread
6pm
RVA East End , Free

Yeast? Sourdough? Do you use milk or water? How do you make BREAD? Join us for the second part of our workshop on bread making. This class will meet at Sub...

Teen Color Time
6pm
RVA East End , Free

Teens...Do you love to color? Come in, relax and create beautiful artwork with our assortment of coloring books, colored pencils and markers.

Writers Farmhouse
6pm
Chesterfield , Free

Writers Farmhouse welcomes members of JRW and other writing enthusiasts to the Midlothian Urban Farmhouse Market & Café every Thursday evening from 6:00 –...

Richmond Ballet's Studio One
6:30pm
RVA Downtown , $$, $$$, Prices Vary

IN THE NIGHT (ROBBINS/ CHOPIN) October 11, 2018 marks what would have been the 100th birthday of iconic ballet and Broadway choreographer Jerome Robbins,...

Dinwiddie Book Group
7pm
Hopewell , Free

Join us to hear Chuck Koutnik discuss his book, Nite's Passage by Chuck Koutnik. Chris will be present.

Jeff Dunham Headlines the Richmond Coliseum
7pm
RVA Downtown , $$$

Don’t miss Jeff Dunham with Peanut, Walter, Achmed and Bubba J. on their all new “Passively Aggressive” North American tour, coming to the Richmond Coliseum...

Jewish Film Festival - Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me
7pm
Henrico, RVA West End , $

Directed by Sam Pollard | 100 min | Documentary | USA Sammy Davis, Jr. had a career that was legendary, and yet his life was complex, complicated and...

Literary Salon: Speaking for the Past – Composing Historical Scripts
7pm
Free

First-person historical interpretation is a powerful and impactful teaching tool for groups of all ages, and is an effective way of engaging modern students...

DANISH STRING QUARTET
7:30pm
RVA West End , Prices Vary

Embodying the quintessential elements of a fine chamber music ensemble, the Danish String Quartet has established a reputation for their integrated sound,...

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...

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...

Paul Thorn
8pm
Henrico , $$

“This is the culmination of my whole life in music, coming back to my gospel roots,” says Paul Thorn about his newest album, Don’t Let the Devil Ride. “My...

Thursday, November 8