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Saturday, December 15

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...

Stavna Ballet presents excerpts from The Nutcracker
8:30am, 10am
Free

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

"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...

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...

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,...

Holiday in the Warehouse
10am
RVA Northside , Free, Prices Vary

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...

Hour of Code with CoderDojo
10am, 1pm
RVA Downtown , Free

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

Intro to Oil-Based Monotype
10am
RVA Northside

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

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...

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...

Stavna Ballet presents excerpts from The Nutcracker
10am
Free

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

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...

Southside Book & Writers Club
11am
RVA Southside , Free

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....

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...

The Shoemaker And The Christmas Elves - presented by VA Rep on Tour!
11am, 1pm
Henrico , $

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...

Tina Palmer Q&A at Chasen Galleries
11am
RVA The Fan , Free

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...

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

9th Annual Monster Drawing Rally
12:30pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free, $, Prices Vary

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...

Block Printing for Holidays
1pm
RVA Northside , $$

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...

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...

Hour of Code with CoderDojo
1pm
RVA Downtown , Free

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

The Shoemaker And The Christmas Elves - presented by VA Rep on Tour!
1pm
Henrico , $

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...

Ugly Sweater Party
1pm
RVA Southside , 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...

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

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

Cinema Saturdays @ Your Library!
2pm
RVA Northside , Free

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...

Gellman Room Concert:  "Biber and Peace"
2pm
RVA Downtown , Free

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

Holiday House Tours!
2pm, 5pm
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...

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

Teen Scene
2pm
RVA Northside , Free

12/15 - movie showing of Elf 1/12 - movie showing of A Wrinkle in Time 1/26 - movie showing of Black Panther

The Wizard of Oz
2pm, 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...

A Christmas Memory at The Beacon Theatre
2:30pm, 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
2:30pm, 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...

Concert Ballet of Virginia's The Nutcracker
2:30pm, 7:30pm
Hanover , $$, Prices Vary

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

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

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

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

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

Christmas with KOS Band & Susan Greenbaum
4pm
Henrico , $$

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...

 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...

Holiday House Tours!
5pm
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...

"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>

Improv FESTIVUS ComedySportz ALL-STARS
6pm
Henrico, RVA West End , $

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

A Christmas Carol:a ghost story for Christmas
7pm
Henrico, RVA West End , $

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...

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...

Concert Ballet of Virginia's The Nutcracker
7:30pm
Hanover , $$, Prices Vary

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

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...

Improv Festivus 2018
8pm, 10pm
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...

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
10pm
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...

PurpleLife RVA
10pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $

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

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