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Saturday, December 1

Afrikana Film Festival 2018
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $, $$, Prices Vary

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...

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...

Auditions for Miss Witherspoon by Christopher Durang
12am
Chesterfield

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

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...

Joanna Tyka: Contradictions--Abstracts and Cityscapes
Henrico, RVA West End , Free

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...

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...

Alice in Christmas Land
9am
Henrico , $

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,...

JRAL Exhibit at Tuckahoe Library
9am
Henrico , Free

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.

43rd St. Gallery Holiday Open House and Seconds Sale
10am
RVA Southside , Free

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,...

Congo Masks: Masterpieces from Central Africa
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA The Fan , Free, $

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

Family Storytime
10am
RVA Southside , Free

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...

For Art's Sake presents: Holiday Small Works Show
10am
Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, RVA West End , Free

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...

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,...

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
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...

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...

Reductive Wood Printing
10am
RVA Northside , $$

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...

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...

The Reader's Friend Book Store
10:30am
Hopewell , Free

The Reader's Friend Book Store offers gently used books, cds, and dvds for bargain prices. Proceeds benefit all ARLS libraries.

Break Glass: Art by VL Cox
11am
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...

Stories at the Museum
11am
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA The Fan , Free, $, Prices Vary

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...

Winter Exhibits @ Art Works!
12pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA Southside

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...

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

Chocolate-Making Demonstrations
1pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA The Fan , Free

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...

Crafts and Cookies With Santa
1pm
RVA Northside , Free

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...

Saturday Sewing Sessions: Using and altering sewing patterns
1pm
RVA Southside , Free

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...

Holiday House Tours!
2pm
RVA The Fan , Prices Vary

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

Little Women: The Musical
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!
2pm
RVA Southside , Free

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...

20th Annual YES! Dance Festival
3pm, 8pm
RVA The Fan , $, $$

Performing Artists: Lucky Plush Productions, Chicago Courtney Jones, Houston Ching Ching Wong & Logan McGill, Salt Lake City slowdanger, Pittsburgh Sandra...

Annual Tree Lighting
3pm
Henrico , Free

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...

YES! Dance Festival
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...

 Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights
5pm
Henrico , $

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...

ComedySportz Improv
7pm
Henrico, RVA West End , $

ComedySportz ALL-STARS - Players from Richmond, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Boise, Boston, Quad Cities & Indianapolis featured in this amazing...

Gingerbread Date Night
7pm
RVA The Fan , $$

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...

Little Women: The Musical
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
8pm
Goochland, Hanover , $, Prices Vary

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

20th Annual YES! Dance Festival
8pm
RVA The Fan , $, $$

Performing Artists: Lucky Plush Productions, Chicago Courtney Jones, Houston Ching Ching Wong & Logan McGill, Salt Lake City slowdanger, Pittsburgh Sandra...

A 1940's Radio Christmas Carol
8pm
Colonial Heights, Petersburg , Prices Vary, $$

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...

Let it Snow!
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $$, $$$, Prices Vary

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

Sister Act
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
8pm
Henrico , $$

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...

Who's Holiday
8pm
RVA Downtown , Prices Vary

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...

YES! Dance Festival
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...

ComedySportz Improv: Solo Cup
9:30pm
Henrico, RVA West End , $

Improv Festivus is a celebration of improv with performers and troupes from across the country! 3 nights, 8 shows and over 100 performers! The 8th and...

Saturday, December 1