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Saturday, December 8

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 & 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
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
Stitching Culture: Chinese Textiles from the Carver Collection
University of Richmond

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,...

RVA West End , 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 & Cultural 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
Winter Print Fair
Studio Two Three

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...

RVA Northside , Free
TEDxGraceStreetWomen
8am

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...

RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $$
"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
Alice in Christmas Land
9am
Next Star Arts Program

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,...

Henrico , $
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
Artisans' Bazaar
10am
Chesterfield County Public Library

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...

Chesterfield , Free, Prices Vary
Artroulette 2018 Exhibition and Online Auction
10am
Artspace, Artspace, Artspace, Artspace, Artspace

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
Community Idea Stations: Holiday Open House
10am
Community Idea Stations

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...

Chesterfield , 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
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
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
Holiday Open House!
12pm

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...

RVA The Fan , 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
artspace's 30th Anniversary Biennial Members Exhibition
12pm
Artspace

artspace celebrates 30 years of art and performance with a free and open to the public biennial members’ exhibition

RVA Southside , Free
Messiah Singalong rehearsal
1pm

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

Chesterfield , Free
Painting the Valley: An Afternoon with Andrei Kushnir
1pm
Virginia Museum of History & Culture

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...

RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA The Fan , $, Prices Vary
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
Gellman Room Concert: Richmond Boys Choir
2pm
Richmond Public Library

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

RVA Downtown , Free
Hour of Code
2pm
Richmond Public Library

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...

RVA Downtown , Free
LEGO Club
2pm
Richmond Public Library

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

RVA Southside , Free
Lego Club
2pm
Richmond Public Library

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

RVA Northside , Free
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!

Chesterfield, RVA Southside , $$, Prices Vary
Harp! The Herald Angels Play!
3pm
GreenSpring International Academy of Music

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

RVA West End, RVA The Fan , $
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
 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 , $
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 , $
PAULA POUNDSTONE
7pm
Modlin Center for the Arts

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

RVA West End , 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!

Chesterfield, RVA Southside , $$, Prices Vary
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
Richmond Symphony

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

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary
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, $$
A Doublewide, Texas Christmas
8pm
CAT Theatre

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
Eddie from Ohio
8pm
The Tin Pan

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...

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...

Who's Holiday
8pm
Richmond Triangle Players

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
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 8