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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 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 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
Stavna Ballet
8:30am, 10am

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
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
9am

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
Library of Virginia
9am

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

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
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 , $
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
Richmond Public Library
10am, 1pm

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
Studio Two Three
10am

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
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 , $
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
Stavna Ballet
10am

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
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
Southside Book & Writers Club
Richmond Public Library
11am

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
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
The Shoemaker And The Christmas Elves - presented by VA Rep on Tour!
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
11am, 1pm

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
Chasen Galleries of Fine Art and Glass
11am

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!
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
9th Annual Monster Drawing Rally
1708 Gallery
12:30pm

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 District , Free, $, Prices Vary
Block Printing for Holidays
Studio Two Three
1pm

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
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
Hour of Code with CoderDojo
Richmond Public Library
1pm

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!
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
1pm

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
Richmond Public Library
1pm

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
Richmond Public Library
2pm, 3pm, 3:30pm

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!
Richmond Public Library
2pm

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"
Richmond Public Library
2pm

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
Richmond Ballet
2pm, 7pm

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

12/15 - movie showing of Elf

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

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

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
CAT Theatre
2:30pm, 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
Concert Ballet of Virginia's The Nutcracker
Concert Ballet of Virginia
2:30pm, 7:30pm

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
Richmond Public Library
3pm, 3:30pm

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
Richmond Public Library
3:30pm

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
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 , $
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

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
Petersburg Area Art League
6pm

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
Three-Penny Theatre
7pm

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
Richmond Ballet
7pm

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

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
Modlin Center for the Arts
7:30pm

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
Concert Ballet of Virginia
7:30pm

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
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 Christmas Memory at The Beacon Theatre
The Illuminated Stage Theatre Company
8pm

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
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
Improv Festivus 2018
CSz Richmond
8pm, 10pm

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
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 Wizard of Oz
Altria Theater
8pm

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 District, RVA The Fan , $$
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
Improv Festivus 2018
CSz Richmond
10pm

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
Purple Life RVA
10pm

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

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , $

Saturday, December 15