Arts and culture live here.

Go support, create, and celebrate!



Events

Saturday, December 1

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
Auditions for Miss Witherspoon by Christopher Durang
12am

RICHMOND'S NEWEST THEATRICAL PRODUCTION COMPANY ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR THE RICHMOND PREMIERE OF MISS WITHERSPOON BY CHRISTOPHER DURANG Richmond, VA. ...

Chesterfield
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
Residue
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
Alice in Christmas Land
Next Star Arts Program
9am

Calling all kids! Be on stage with us as we perform 'Alice In Christmas Land' a Christmas Musical! All your favorite characters are here! White Rabbit,...

Henrico , $
JRAL Exhibit at Tuckahoe Library
James River Art League
9am

Over 40 juried artists will display artwork at Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Drive, Henrico, VA 23229. Mon.-Thur. 9-9; Fri.&Sat.9-6, Dec.1-30.

Henrico , Free
43rd St. Gallery Holiday Open House and Seconds Sale
43rd Street Gallery
10am

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
10am

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, $
Family Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10am

Join us for a fun-filled, interactive story time! Story time aims to instill a love of reading with songs, rhymes, books and activities for ages 0-5 with an...

RVA Southside , Free
For Art's Sake presents: Holiday Small Works Show
For Art’s Sake Gallery
10am

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
10am

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

RVA The Fan , $
Getting the Most out of your Digital Camera
Studio Two Three
10am

The season of gift-giving is amongst us. Give the special someone in your life a one of a kind photograph. This course is will provide you with the tools to...

RVA Northside , $$
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-December 2018 Exhibits
Crossroads Art Center
10am

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
10am

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
10am

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 , $
Reductive Wood Printing
Studio Two Three
10am

In this course, we will explore reductive woodcut printing off the press with water-based, non-toxic inks. This technique is perfect for printing in or out...

RVA Northside , $$
Sandy Bond Retrospective
10am

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
Break Glass: Art by VL Cox
Virginia Holocaust Museum
11am

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
Stories at the Museum
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
11am

This family friendly program features special educator-led readings of children's history books and a craft activity. Stories at the Museum programs are open...

RVA Arts District, RVA The Fan , Free, $, Prices Vary
Stories of Holiday Tradition
Chesterfield Historical Society
11am

Explore the history of some of your favorite holiday traditions. Why do we place lit pine trees in our homes? What are the origins of some favorite carols?...

Chesterfield , Free
Winter Exhibits @ Art Works!
Art Works Gallery
12pm

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
12pm

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

RVA Southside , Free
Chocolate-Making Demonstrations
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
1pm

Join us on a journey through history and discover the ways in which chocolate was prepared and enjoyed in 18th-century Virginia. Guests will have the...

RVA Arts District, RVA The Fan , Free
Crafts and Cookies With Santa
Richmond Public Library
1pm

Come and have cookies and cider with Santa! Santa will arrive at 1pm, there will be paper ornaments to decorate for the children and cookies and cider for...

RVA Northside , Free
Saturday Sewing Sessions: Using and altering sewing patterns
Richmond Public Library
1pm

Always wanted to learn how to sew but don't know where to start? Join us for Saturday sewing sessions to gain the skills and confidence you need to make your...

RVA Southside , Free
Artroulette 2018 Opening Reception
Artspace, Artspace, Artspace, Artspace, Artspace
2pm

Announcing the third installment of our collaborative fundraising event! This year's installment features teams of artists, art teachers and High School art...

RVA Downtown , Free
Holiday House Tours!
2pm

Along with the usual tour of the Branch House, detailing the architectural and cultural significance of The Branch, we’ll discuss information about holiday...

RVA The Fan , Prices Vary
Little Women: The Musical
SPARC - Youth Performing Arts
2pm, 7:30pm

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...

Main Street Station Holiday Concert!
Richmond Public Library
2pm

Main Street Station is back again at the Westover Hills Library for some a cappella fun! Come out to this free, kid-friendly event to enjoy some of your...

RVA Southside , Free
Annual Tree Lighting
3pm

Celebrate the annual tree lighting event at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. We welcome the community to this very special holiday event featuring...

Henrico , Free
YES! Dance Festival
K Dance
3pm, 8pm

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 , $, $$
 Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights
Art on Wheels, Art on Wheels, Art on Wheels, Art on Wheels
5pm

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 , $
ComedySportz Improv
CSz Richmond
7pm

IMPROV COMEDY PLAYED AS A SPORT. FOR EVERYONE. ComedySportz® is fun, fast-paced, competitive improvisational comedy that's perfect for date night, party...

Henrico, RVA West End , $
Gingerbread Date Night
7pm

Join The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design for its first Gingerbread Date Night! Celebrate the season and enjoy a night out with a date, special...

RVA The Fan , $$
Little Women: The Musical
SPARC - Youth Performing Arts
7:30pm

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...

"Home for the Holidays" Concert at The Shady Grove Coffeehouse
Shady Grove Coffeehouse
8pm

On Saturday, December 1st, the Shady Grove Coffeehouse continues its eighteenth season with a special holiday program, “Home for the Holidays”, a festive...

Goochland, Hanover , $, Prices Vary
A 1940's Radio Christmas Carol
Swift Creek Mill Theatre
8pm

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
8pm

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
Let it Snow!
Richmond Symphony
8pm

Celebrate the holidays with a concert featuring the sounds of the season! Join the Richmond Symphony and the Richmond Symphony Chorus for this magical...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , $$, $$$, Prices Vary
Sister Act
Virginia Rep's November Theatre, Virginia Rep's November Theatre
8pm

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

The Subdudes
The Tin Pan
8pm

Over the course of 25 years and ten albums, The Subdudes have quietly become one of America's national music treasures. The New Orleans-formed group is a...

Henrico , $$
Who's Holiday
Richmond Triangle Players
8pm

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
8pm

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 , $, $$
CSz Richmond: Solo Cup
CSz Richmond
9:30pm

The individual improv competition for the late night night crowd! Four improvisers and a host bring you your favorite games in a short form improv...

Henrico, RVA West End , $

Saturday, December 1