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Friday, December 28

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...

Elizabeth Van Lew Downloadable Walking Tour
RVA East End , $

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...

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...

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...

JRAL Exhibit at Tuckahoe Library
6am
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.

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

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

"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...

Fruitcake Science
9:30am
RVA The Fan , Prices Vary

During this quirky, annual holiday event, the Museum will conduct unconventional experiments on everyone’s least favorite holiday treat: fruitcake! Watch as...

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...

For Art's Sake presents: Light-Hearted
10am
Henrico, RVA West End , Free

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...

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,...

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...

Family Movie Time!
10:30am
RVA Downtown , Free

Join us for a Movie Time, snacks provided! For more details call: 804-646-4768. 1/19 - Small Foot 2/16 - Hotel Transylvania 3 4/20 - The House with a...

RVA Winter Puppetfest - Milo the Magnificent!
10:30am, 1pm
RVA Northside , $

Meet Milo, an aspiring magician! Using stunningly innovative puppetry, Milo presents a variety of magic tricks that don’t always go as planned. Recipient of...

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...

RVA Winter Puppetfest - Milo the Magnificent!
1pm
RVA Northside , $

Meet Milo, an aspiring magician! Using stunningly innovative puppetry, Milo presents a variety of magic tricks that don’t always go as planned. Recipient of...

Winter Break: Make a Gingerbread Forest
1pm
RVA Southside , Free

Make a forest of gingerbread trees with us during winter break and enjoy music and games. Every child will decorate their own tree with frosting and candies...

Winter Break Movie for Kids-The Nightmare Before Christmas
2pm
RVA Southside , Free

Join us for a special winter break movie. We will be watching "The Nightmare Before Christmas". Snacks will be provided.  Rated: PG Runtime: 1...

Bottle Cap Collage
3pm
RVA Southside , Free

Have you ever wanted to make a collage out of plastic bottle caps? Now you can! Central Virginia Waste Management will be here to show you how to give...

Provocations Performance: Owl Rare
4pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , Free

Owl Rare is a yoga instructor, herbalist, and performance artist. They lead workshops focusing on nutrition and mindfulness, and write a blog, Adventures...

 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...

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...

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...

The 39th Annual Trees of Christmas
6pm
Petersburg , Free

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...

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...

ComedySportz Improv
8pm
Henrico, RVA West End , $

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

Re-Gift: Comedy Show and Yankee Swap
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $, Prices Vary

Did your Secret Santa at work not quite nail it with the creepy Nutcracker? Some jokester won’t stop giving you a Billy the Big Mouth Bass every year? If...

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...

Skip Castro Band
8pm
Henrico , $$

It began a long time ago. 1978 to be exact. Four musicians, out of work at the same time got together because honestly, they liked to play music. Thus, the...

Friday, December 28