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Friday, December 14

Christmas Memories Photography Exhibition
Hopewell , Free

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...

December 2018 Art Exhibits
RVA Downtown , Free

December 2018 Art Exhibits The following exhibits will be on display from Friday, December 7, 2018, through Monday, December 31, 2018: Gellman Room: Color...

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...

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...

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...

CREATIVE MORNINGS
8am
RVA Northside , Free

CreativeMornings RVA gives our city’s most amazing people a space to gather each month to get inspired, support each other, forge relationships and...

Healthy Mornings Speaker Series presents “Laugh Yourself Healthy”
8am
RVA The Fan , Free

Natural Awakenings Magazine will host author Slash Coleman as part of it’s monthly speaker and networking series entitled “Healthy Mornings.” The acclaimed...

"New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond" Exhibition
9am
RVA Downtown , Free

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...

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...

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,...

Artroulette 2018 Exhibition and Online Auction
10am
RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free

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

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...

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...

North 1st Street Studio Gallery Art Liquidation Sale
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Prices Vary

Open House Art Liquidation Sale of traditional and contemporary artwork including the Tudor Hall Antique Prints collection. Open by appointment in...

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...

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...

Crochet Club
10:30am
RVA Northside , Free

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...

Story Time - Carson
10:30am
Hopewell , Free

This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join:...

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

Ugly Sweater Party
4pm
RVA Northside , Free

You bring the sweater, we'll bring the ugly! Calling all teens ages 12-18! Join us for a craftacular evening of ugly sweater-making. Dig out your oldest...

S.T.E.M. Flying Reindeer
4:30pm
RVA Southside , Free

Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics Join us for S.T.E.M. projects for ages 6-12. This months theme is Flying Reindeer!

 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...

Second Fridays at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond
5pm
RVA The Fan , $

It’s just like the First Friday Art Samplers that you know and love, but on the second Friday of each month. First-come, first-serve sign-ups for these...

Small Christmas Original Works of Art Show
5pm
Ashland, Chesterfield, Goochland, Powhatan, RVA Southside , Free

Opening Reception for our Small Artworks Show is Thursday, Dec. 6 from 5 to 7 pm. Our gallery artists, Jos Biviano, David Short, Gayle Barber, Caroline...

"I><YOU><WE" Exhibition Opening at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond
6pm
RVA The Fan , Free

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond presents an exhibition of work by Emmy Bright, Jessica Heikes and Leigh Suggs titled “I>

Ha Ha Happy Hour
6pm
RVA The Fan , Free

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

Second Fridays: Wine Tasting
6pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Taste different wines from around the world — reds, whites, sparkling, and more. Refine your palate and learn about different winemaking regions from a...

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing!
7pm
RVA West End, RVA The Fan , $

The GreenSpring Virginia Choristers are pleased to present “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing!” joined by the GreenSpring Chamber Orchestra and the American Youth...

Improv Festivus 2018
7pm, 9pm, 11pm
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! Improv Festivus...

Richmond Ballet's The Nutcracker
7pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $$, $$$, Prices Vary

Our timeless family classic, The Nutcracker, returns in December to enchant audiences with all of its splendor and beauty. Join Clara as she revels in the...

Season of Hope
7pm
RVA West End , $

The James River Singers is pleased to present our December concerts on Friday, December 14th and Saturday, December 15th. This concert will include Christmas...

Ruckus Watusi's Conundrum
7:30pm

It was 25 years ago that Ruckus Watusi played “The Last Watusi” at Artspace Gallery. Over the past several years Ruckus has been performing for the VCU...

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...

A Christmas Memory at The Beacon Theatre
8pm
Hopewell , $

The new Illuminated Stage Theatre Company will have you remembering your most special holiday memories as you see Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory. It is...

A Doublewide, Texas Christmas
8pm
RVA Northside , $, Prices Vary

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 Cabaret "What's In The Box" Holiday Improv Edition
8pm
RVA Downtown , $

Greetings sparklyfolk!...Come one, come all to the RVA Cabaret "What's in the Box" Holiday IMPROV BURLESQUE edition! The benefit show series dedicated to...

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 Wizard of Oz
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA The Fan , $$

There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time, the wonderful WIZARD OF OZ, twists its way into Richmond! The entire family...

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...

Improv Festivus 2018
9pm, 11pm
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! Improv Festivus...

Improv Festivus 2018
11pm
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! Improv Festivus...

Friday, December 14