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Saturday, December 8

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...

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...

Winter Print Fair
RVA Northside , Free

ART FROM 35 LOCAL MAKERS, A GRILLED CHEESE & TOMATO SOUP BAR, AND HOLIDAY CHEER! WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR? COME TO STUDIO TWO THREE'S WINTER PRINT FAIR...

TEDxGraceStreetWomen
8am
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $$

The inaugural TEDxGraceStreetWomen event will take place at The Grace Street Theater in Richmond on December 8th. Doors open at 8:00 and the first speaker...

Alice in Christmas Land
9am
Henrico , $

Calling all kids! Be on stage with us as we perform 'Alice In Christmas Land' a Christmas Musical! All your favorite characters are here! White Rabbit,...

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,...

Artisans' Bazaar
10am
Chesterfield , Free, Prices Vary

The Chesterfield County Public Library is hosting the Artisans’ Bazaar, an annual event that will feature 30 local artisans who will display and sell their...

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...

Community Idea Stations: Holiday Open House
10am
Chesterfield , Free

Come in from the cold and enjoy some hot chocolate, cider and cookies on Sesame Street. Meet the folks who make the programs happen behind the scenes at your...

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....

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...

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...

Holiday Open House!
12pm
RVA The Fan , Free

Did you know The Branch House was built as a winter holiday home for the Branch Family? Join The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design for a holiday open...

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

Messiah Singalong rehearsal
1pm
Chesterfield , Free

Optional public rehearsal for !2/9, Messiah sing-along. For further information, please contact Stephen Henley, Music Director, at (804) 272-7514 ext. 312

Painting the Valley: An Afternoon with Andrei Kushnir
1pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA The Fan , $, Prices Vary

In celebration of the opening of our most recent exhibition, Oh, Shenandoah: Landscapes of Diversity, Washington D.C. artist Andrei Kushnir will lead a tour...

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

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...

Gellman Room Concert: Richmond Boys Choir
2pm
RVA Downtown , Free

Richmond Boys Choir performs their 22nd annual concert--a holiday tradition at the Richmond Public Library

Hour of Code
2pm
RVA Downtown , 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...

LEGO Club
2pm
RVA Southside , Free

Ages 5 join us for LEGO robotics, animation, and free building & play. Typically meets every second Saturday.

Lego Club
2pm
RVA Northside , Free

For ages 5-12 years. Join us for free play with legos. We provide the legos, you provide the imagination.

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

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

Harp! The Herald Angels Play!
3pm
RVA West End, RVA The Fan , $

The GreenSpring American Youth Harp Ensemble is pleased to present “Harp! The Herald Angels Play!”. Special guests, the Virginia Choristers, will join the...

Paws to READ
3pm
RVA Northside , Free

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...

Minor League II ComedySportz Match
4pm
Henrico, RVA West End , $

The ComedySportz Minor League consists of dedicated players and improvisers who are training in all things ComedySportz. They may not have gone to the Majors...

 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...

"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>

ComedySportz Improv
7pm
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...

PAULA POUNDSTONE
7pm
RVA West End , Prices Vary

Heralded as one of our country’s foremost comics, Modlin Center favorite Paula Poundstone's quick thinking and unscripted approach to comedy combined with...

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

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

Cut: Your Favorite Songs You've Never Heard
7:30pm

Everyone knows that writing a musical is a process; songs shift places, get rewrites, and sometimes, even get cut. But what happens to those tunes once...

Handel's Messiah
7:30pm
RVA Downtown , Prices Vary

Don’t miss the Richmond Symphony and Richmond Symphony Chorus performing Handel’s masterwork, a holiday classic that has delighted Richmonders for generations.

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 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...

Eddie from Ohio
8pm
Henrico , $$

Too energetic to be labeled just "folk" and not angry enough to be pegged "alternative," Eddie From Ohio continues to defy description with their unique...

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...

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...

ComedySportz Improv: Solo Cup
9:30pm
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! The 8th and final...

Saturday, December 8