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Saturday, December 22

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 , $
HOLIDAY MARKET - S23 Flea
Studio Two Three

5-8 pm"Oh GINGER SHHHANP" Last minute holiday buying Ginger man eating himself = poster design hot toddies, spiked hot cocoa, hot cider

RVA Northside , $
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
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
"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
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, $
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
For Art's Sake presents: Light-Hearted
10am
For Art’s Sake Gallery

Mark your calendar for the opening of Light-Hearted, a solo exhibition featuring the works of Robert Wiebe-King. A Richmond based artist, Wiebe-King...

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 , $
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
Breakfast with Santa
10:30am
Richmond Public Library

Join us as we celebrate the holidays with a Breakfast Storytime with Santa. Children will be able to enjoy a story, food, music and lots of fun! Please...

RVA Northside , 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
A Jolly Good Time!
12pm
Richmond Public Library

Be Well Youth!- a local organization focused on youth resiliency presents…A Jolly Good Time! Kids will create their own ornament or Kuumba craft, enjoy a...

RVA Southside , 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
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
RVA Origami
1pm
Richmond Public Library

RVA Origami folding meetup! All skill levels welcome. Basic supplies provided and no registration is required.

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

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 meeting room...

RVA Northside , 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
Sister Act
2pm, 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...

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
Paws to READ
3pm
Richmond Public Library

Readers through grade 5, can read with one of our Paws to READ dogs. Practice your reading skills in a low-stress environment and enjoy your canine reading...

RVA Northside , Free
Provocations Performance: Cora Harvey Armstrong
3pm
Institute for Contemporary Art

Dubbed the “The Queen of Virginia Gospel Music”, singer and pianist Cora Harvey Armstrong has been delighting audiences for over 40 years. Cora began taking...

RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , Free
 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
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
ComedySportz Improv
7pm
CSz Richmond

IMPROV COMEDY PLAYED AS A SPORT. FOR EVERYONE. ComedySportz® is fun, fast-paced, competitive improvisational comedy that's perfect for date night, party...

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
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
MATT & BEN
7:30pm

Clear Theater Collective presents MATT & BEN by Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers. MATT & BEN depicts its Hollywood golden boys – before J-Lo, before Gwyneth,...

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, $$
Bill Kirchen
8pm

Grammy nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter Bill Kirchen is one of the fortunate few who can step on any stage, play those trademark licks which drove...

Henrico , $$
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...

CSz Richmond: Solo Cup
9:30pm
CSz Richmond

The individual improv competition for the late night night crowd! Four improvisers and a host bring you your favorite games in a short form improv...

Henrico, RVA West End , $

Saturday, December 22