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Thursday, December 6

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...

Stitching Culture: Chinese Textiles from the Carver Collection
RVA West End , Free

Stitching Culture: Chinese Textiles from the Carver Collection on view February 8 through December 9, 2018, in the Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature,...

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...

Teen Hour of Code
4:30am
RVA Northside , Free

Join us in the Teen Area for an hour of coding games and activities. Learn some of the basics behind coding, and even design your own games!

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...

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...

Book Babies
10am
RVA West End , Free

Interactive story, music and play for babies from birth - 17 months with their caregiver.

Book Babies
10am
RVA East End , Free

Interactive stories, rhymes, music and play! Perfect for babies from birth to 17 months with an adult/their caregiver. We hope to see you there!

Book Babies
10am
RVA Southside , Free

Join us for a fun and interactive story, music and play for babies from birth to 17 months with their caregiver.

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...

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,...

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....

Preschool Storytime
10am
RVA East End , Free

Join us for our fun, interactive, and educational story time featuring books, songs, rhymes and activities! For ages 3-5 with an adult.

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...

Sarah Spencer White: Makeshift
10am
Ashland , Free

Randolph-Macon College will host an opening reception for Makeshift an exhibition of ceramic sculptures by Sarah Spencer White on November 4, 2018, from 3 –...

Library Yarns
10:30am
RVA West End , Free

If you like to knit or crochet, join this fun time of creativity at the Belmont Library. Bring you portable handwork project for an informal group...

North 1st Street Studio Gallery Art Liquidation Sale
11am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Prices Vary

Open House Art Liquidation Sale of traditional and contemporary artwork including the Tudor Hall Antique Prints collection. Open by appointment in...

Toddler Time
11am
RVA West End , Free

Join us for fun and interactive stories, music and play for ages 18-36 months with their caregiver. First Thursday of each month features a bilingual story...

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

READ Center
1pm
RVA East End , Free

The Read Center's mission is to help adults with low-level literacy develop basic reading and communication skills. Classroom instruction, one-to-one...

Henricus Historical Park Adult Programs
2pm
Henrico , $

Lectures, Themed Site Tours, & Hands-on-Activites are included in these adult programs that you can find at the Henricus Historical Park Adult Programs. On...

In Stiches
2pm
RVA Southside , Free

Adults and older teens - enjoy conversation while completing your hand crafts such as knitting and crotcheting.

NT LIVE: "ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA" LIVE BROADCAST
2pm
RVA West End , Prices Vary

Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion...

Movie Matinees @ Your Library: The Color Purple
3pm
RVA West End , Free

Introducing the Great American Read Film series: film adaptations of America's favorite novels. Snacks provided - bring a drink. All films begin at 3pm &...

Family Storytime
4:30pm
RVA Southside , Free

A storytime for the family. Different theme each week. Come join us!

 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...

Commonwealth Classroom – Border Wars: Virginia’s Frontier Rivalry with Pennsylvania
5:30pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA The Fan , $

For over fifty years, Virginia and Pennsylvania claimed the same territory west of the Alleghenies. Both states set up county courts and issued overlapping...

Documentary Screening of "Evolution of America: 1619 to Today"
5:30pm
RVA Downtown , Free

The Library of Virginia hosts a preview screening of the PBS documentary Evolution of America: 1619 to Today, a Legacy Project of the American Evolution,...

Give the Gift of Stitch
6pm
RVA Northside , $$

Create adorable and quirky cross stitch kits to give as gifts, or keep for yourself! You get to choose 4 designs from our collection of animals, phrases and...

Hour of Code
6pm
RVA Northside , Free

Kids ages 5-12, join us and over 100 million other kids for an Hour of Code! This global event is held every year during Computer Science Education Week...

Hour of Code
6pm
RVA East End , Free

Kids ages 5-12, join us and over 100 million other kids for an Hour of Code! This global event is held every year during Computer Science Education Week...

Intro to Digital Photography
6pm
RVA Northside , $$

An introduction course to learning the basics of DSLR Photography (aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance, lens coverage, touch on flash photography);...

Pet Portraits Through Screen Monoprint
6pm
RVA Northside , $$

Bring a photo or drawing of your pet and make a colorful screen monoprint. Each screen monoprint you will make is one of a kind! Using chalk pastels and...

Teen Color Time
6pm
RVA East End , Free

Teens...Do you love to color? Come in, relax and create beautiful artwork with our assortment of coloring books, colored pencils and markers.

Teen Vision Board Party
6pm
RVA Downtown , Free

Join Stafford Armstead from Create One, Inc. and start planning for your future! Whether you are thinking about college, ready to start your career, or...

Writers Farmhouse
6pm
Chesterfield , Free

Writers Farmhouse welcomes members of JRW and other writing enthusiasts to the Midlothian Urban Farmhouse Market & Café every Thursday evening from 6:00 –...

5th Annual ARGS WinterFest 2018
7pm
Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, Powhatan, Dinwiddie, Prince George , $

WinterFest is an entire week of visual art and live performances by the students of Appomattox Regional Governor's School! Monday-Thursday, Dec. 3-6 Visual...

ANNIE
7pm
Henrico, RVA Arts & Cultural District , $$

Leapin' Lizards! The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals. Based on the popular comic strip by...

Israeli Film Festival presents An Israeli Love Story
7pm
Henrico, RVA Arts & Cultural District , $

The Weinstein JCC is proud to offer a full line-up of thought-provoking, educational and entertaining Israeli films for the Richmond community during its 9th...

Poetry & Jazz Tasting
7pm
RVA Downtown , Free

What better way to get into the holiday spirit than with poetry and jazz? Local wordsmiths share a "taste" of what they do in five minutes or less, and the...

Sister Act
7pm

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 MAVERICKS, HEY! MERRY CHRISTMAS!
7:30pm
RVA West End , Prices Vary

The genre-defying Mavericks are putting their own twist on the holidays! In support of their upcoming album Hey! Merry Christmas!, The Mavericks are bringing...

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...

Coco Montoya
8pm
Henrico , $$

"Stratocaster-fueled, fierce slash-and-burn guitar work...dramatic, smoldering Southern soul-rooted intensity. Montoya’s voice is as expressive as his...

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...

Thursday, December 6