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Saturday, December 15

December 2018 Art Exhibits
Richmond Public Library

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

RVA Downtown , 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 & Cultural 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
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
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 & Cultural 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
Stavna Ballet presents excerpts from The Nutcracker
8:30am, 10am
Stavna Ballet

On December 15th, Stavna Ballet will be performing excerpts from the classic holiday tale, The Nutcracker. Join Clara, The Snowflakes, The Sugar Plum Fairy...

Free
"I><YOU><WE" Exhibition Opening at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond
9am
Visual Arts Center of Richmond

Emmy Bright, Jessica Heikes and Leigh Suggs Guest curated by Lauren Ross While these three artists live in different cities (Detroit, Kansas City and...

RVA The Fan , Free
"New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond" Exhibition
9am
Library of Virginia

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...

RVA Downtown , Free
JRAL Exhibit at Tuckahoe Library
9am
James River Art League

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
10am
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
Artroulette 2018 Exhibition and Online Auction
10am
Artspace, Artspace, Artspace, Artspace, Artspace

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, RVA Southside , Free
Congo Masks: Masterpieces from Central Africa
10am
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 & Cultural District, RVA The Fan , Free, $
Family Storytime
10am
Richmond Public Library

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
10am
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
10am
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 , $
Holiday in the Warehouse
10am

Stop by Clayworks Supplies for the all-ceramic Holiday in the Warehouse Show and Sale. This annual event features 18 RVA area potters who represent a wide...

RVA Northside , Free, Prices Vary
Hour of Code with CoderDojo
10am, 1pm
Richmond Public Library

CoderDojo's mission is to introduce kids to technology and programming and inspire them to become "digital producers" instead of just being "digital consumers".

RVA Downtown , Free
Intro to Oil-Based Monotype
10am
Studio Two Three

Explore the exciting intersection between printmaking and painting through new techniques in oil-based monoprinting. This class will explore ink viscosity,...

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
10am
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
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 & Cultural 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 & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $
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
Stavna Ballet presents excerpts from The Nutcracker
10am
Stavna Ballet

On December 15th, Stavna Ballet will be performing excerpts from the classic holiday tale, The Nutcracker. Join Clara, The Snowflakes, The Sugar Plum Fairy...

Free
Break Glass: Art by VL Cox
11am
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
Southside Book & Writers Club
11am
Richmond Public Library

Southside Book and Writers Club (SBWC) strives to promote diversity in reading and writing. This club is dedicated to the advancement and education of all....

RVA Southside , Free
Stories at the Museum
11am
Virginia Museum of History & Culture

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 & Cultural District, RVA The Fan , Free, $, Prices Vary
The Shoemaker And The Christmas Elves - presented by VA Rep on Tour!
11am, 1pm
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen

Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 11am and 1pm Tickets $15 Presented by VA Rep on Tour! VA Rep, one of the nation’s largest touring theatres for young...

Henrico , $
Tina Palmer Q&A at Chasen Galleries
11am
Chasen Galleries of Fine Art and Glass

Join us December 15th from 11-12 as we have local artist, Tina Palmer for a Q&A about her incredible and colorful artwork well-loved by art lovers from...

RVA The Fan , Free
Holiday Pop-Up Shop
12pm

Join us for our Annual Holiday Pop-Up Shop! Four talented RVA artisans come together again this holiday season to present a two-day pup-up holiday shop in...

RVA Northside , Free
Winter Exhibits @ Art Works!
12pm
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 & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA Southside
artspace's 30th Anniversary Biennial Members Exhibition
12pm
Artspace

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

RVA Southside , Free
9th Annual Monster Drawing Rally
12:30pm
1708 Gallery

The 9th Annual Monster Drawing Rally, featuring over 60 local artists, is a live art-making event that raises funds for 1708 Gallery’s exhibitions and...

RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free, $, Prices Vary
Block Printing for Holidays
1pm
Studio Two Three

Using Indian woodblocks and a block you'll carve yourself, you can decorate items to give as gifts. ELIZABETH COGAR learned her improvisational teaching and...

RVA Northside , $$
Chocolate-Making Demonstrations
1pm
Virginia Museum of History & Culture

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 & Cultural District, RVA The Fan , Free
Hour of Code with CoderDojo
1pm
Richmond Public Library

CoderDojo's mission is to introduce kids to technology and programming and inspire them to become "digital producers" instead of just being "digital consumers".

RVA Downtown , Free
The Shoemaker And The Christmas Elves - presented by VA Rep on Tour!
1pm
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen

Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 11am and 1pm Tickets $15 Presented by VA Rep on Tour! VA Rep, one of the nation’s largest touring theatres for young...

Henrico , $
Ugly Sweater Party
1pm
Richmond Public Library

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...

RVA Southside , Free
Battle of the Gingerbreads
2pm, 3pm, 3:30pm
Richmond Public Library

Do you have what it takes to decorate the best gingerbread? Join us to find out and stay for a tasty treat! Registration required.

RVA Southside , Free
Cinema Saturdays @ Your Library!
2pm
Richmond Public Library

Once a month, come join us for a family friendly flick! We will provide a warm room and the popcorn. Feel free to bring your own snacks or drinks (for the...

RVA Northside , Free
Gellman Room Concert:  "Biber and Peace"
2pm
Richmond Public Library

CMSCVA combines brilliant and mystical music from the Austrian Baroque composer Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, performed by Christina Day Martinson,...

RVA Downtown , Free
Holiday House Tours!
2pm, 5pm

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
Richmond Ballet's The Nutcracker
2pm, 7pm
Richmond Ballet

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...

RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $$, $$$, Prices Vary
Teen Scene
2pm
Richmond Public Library

12/15 - movie showing of Elf

RVA Northside , Free
The Wizard of Oz
2pm, 8pm
Altria Theater

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...

RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA The Fan , $$
A Christmas Memory at The Beacon Theatre
2:30pm, 8pm
The Illuminated Stage Theatre Company

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...

Hopewell , $
A Doublewide, Texas Christmas
2:30pm, 8pm
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
Concert Ballet of Virginia's The Nutcracker
2:30pm, 7:30pm
Concert Ballet of Virginia

Join us for this full-length production of the holiday classic, performed in your community. The Nutcracker is our annual crowd-pleaser! ("Sweets" fundraiser...

Hanover , $$, Prices Vary
Battle of the Gingerbreads
3pm, 3:30pm
Richmond Public Library

Do you have what it takes to decorate the best gingerbread? Join us to find out and stay for a tasty treat! Registration required.

RVA Southside , Free
Battle of the Gingerbreads
3:30pm
Richmond Public Library

Do you have what it takes to decorate the best gingerbread? Join us to find out and stay for a tasty treat! Registration required.

RVA Southside , Free
Christmas with KOS Band & Susan Greenbaum
4pm

Concert times 4 & 7pm, $10 Come join us for an evening filled with holiday favorites from Richmond’s own KOS and Susan Greenbaum. Listen to their unique...

Henrico , $$
 Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights
5pm
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 , $
Holiday House Tours!
5pm

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
Improv FESTIVUS ComedySportz ALL-STARS
6pm
CSz Improv Theatre

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

Henrico, RVA West End , $
The 39th Annual Trees of Christmas
6pm
Petersburg Area Art League

On December 14, for Friday for the Arts, PAAL will host the 39th Annual Trees of Christmas. Come see the trees by Alibi Resturant; Alpha Kappa Alpha...

Petersburg , Free
A Christmas Carol:a ghost story for Christmas
7pm
Three-Penny Theatre

3 Penny Theatre will celebrate Ebenezer Scrooge’s 175th birthday by presenting A Christmas Carol: a ghost story for Christmas at the Gayton Kirk Presbyterian...

Henrico, RVA West End , $
Richmond Ballet's The Nutcracker
7pm
Richmond Ballet

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...

RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $$, $$$, Prices Vary
Season of Hope
7pm
James River Singers

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

RVA West End , $
Christmas in Killarney
7:30pm
Modlin Center for the Arts

Come and explore what it really means to celebrate Christmas in Ireland! Enjoy an evening of Irish traditions and your favorite Christmas songs while the...

RVA West End , Prices Vary
Concert Ballet of Virginia's The Nutcracker
7:30pm
Concert Ballet of Virginia

Join us for this full-length production of the holiday classic, performed in your community. The Nutcracker is our annual crowd-pleaser! ("Sweets" fundraiser...

Hanover , $$, Prices Vary
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
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 Christmas Memory at The Beacon Theatre
8pm
The Illuminated Stage Theatre Company

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...

Hopewell , $
A Doublewide, Texas Christmas
8pm
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
Improv Festivus 2018
8pm, 10pm
CSz Richmond

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...

Henrico, RVA West End , $
Sister Act
8pm
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...

The Wizard of Oz
8pm
Altria Theater

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...

RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA The Fan , $$
Who's Holiday
8pm
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
Improv Festivus 2018
10pm
CSz Richmond

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...

Henrico, RVA West End , $
PurpleLife RVA
10pm
Purple Life RVA

"Thoughts of pretty you and me, Erotic City come alive!" BUY PRE-SALE: Boomboombasics.com/purplelife Richmond's provocative nightlife experience,...

RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $

Saturday, December 15