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Saturday, April 21

Art Works Exhibits
RVA Southside , Free

It's all things curious at Art Works in March. Four Richmond artists collaborate to bring us The Curio Project: A collection of fine art objects, assemblages...

Art of Soul
Petersburg , Free

"Art of Soul" is a group show featuring the artistic talents of nationally known artists Alvin Burts, Jay Durrah, Charly Palmer, and Preston Sampson. The...

Blythe King: Two Sides of the Same Coin
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Blythe King is a rising mixed media talent who currently breaks new ground in collage, photography, and the ancient art of gold leafing. She has exhibited in...

Bon à Tirer Prints & Monotypes: From the Center Street Studio
RVA Northside , Free

Bon à Tirer Prints & Monotypes: From the Center Street Studio Archives on view February 22 through May 11, 2018, in the Harnett Museum of Art, features...

Downgraded and Upcycled: A Museum Studies Seminar Exhibition About Legacy Media
RVA Northside , Free

University of Richmond Museums presents Downgraded and Upcycled: A Museum Studies Seminar Exhibition About Legacy Media, on view from March 6 to May 11,...

Expressions of Impulse
RVA Downtown , Free

Gianna Paniagua received a heart transplant at 14 months of age. The experience shaped her life. “My medical life and art have always had a connection for as...

For Art's Sake presents: James River Art League
Free

Come celebrate the James River Art League's show here at For Art's Sake Gallery! The exhibit will be on view in the gallery from April 2nd until April 30th.

Going Places
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $

Where did you go today? And how did you get there? We have developed so many modes of transportation that travel is possible like never before. Going Places...

In The Purple
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

1708 Gallery is pleased to present In the Purple, a solo exhibition by interdisciplinary artist SV Randall. Historically, the color purple was rare. Made...

Lucky Me
RVA Northside , $

In this whimsical comedy about love, aging, bad luck and airport security in which we meet Sara who is having a really bad week. Everything is going wrong –...

Patte Ormsby Paintings Exhibited
Ashland , Free

I paint on panels prepared with thick texture and reflective treatments. I build the paintings, layer upon layer with sprayed pattern, translucent oils,...

Stitching Culture: Chinese Textiles from the Carver Collection
RVA Northside , 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,...

Student Art Display
Henrico , Free

See a display of artwork created by students at Highland Springs High School. A variety of 2D and 3D works will be featured.

The ABC's of Flowers and Disease  by Marina Williams
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

The ABC's of Flowers and Disease by Marina Williams What is a disease? And what does it mean to have one? A quick search on Google will define it as a...

The Horse in Ancient Greek Art
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

From myth and legend to warfare, sport, and transportation, the horse played an integral role in ancient Greek culture. Wealthy Greeks belonged to the social...

Topography of Sound: Peaks & Valleys Series, New Work by Maria Chavez
RVA West End , Free

The University of Richmond Museums presents Topography of Sound: Peaks & Valleys Series, New Work by Maria Chavez, on view March 29 through May 11, 2018, in...

Trish Tillman Remains (to be Seen) Exhibition
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Tillman presents an exhibition, Remains (to Be Seen), that explores the visual devises of commemoration. Inspired by iconic and personal mementos of her late...

WWI Centennial Exhibition
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $

WW1 America features more than 100 objects, powerful multimedia presentations, and interactive experiences—focusing on the war as a transformational event....

What the Living Carry
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Candela Gallery is pleased to announce our first solo show with Virginia-based photographer, Morgan Ashcom. The exhibition coincides with the release of...

Humility: Works by Molly Robinson
9am
RVA Downtown , Free

As a high school student, Molly Robinson was urged by her art teacher to make art motivated by deep self-reflection. After seeing examples of social conflict...

Origami in the Garden, Art by Kevin Box
9am
Henrico , $

April 13 – September 30, 2018, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Plus extended summer hours on Thursday nights until 9 p.m. at Flowers After 5 Origami in the Garden is an...

True Sons of Freedom: A Photographic Exhibition
9am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

This free exhibition at the Library of Virginia explores the stories of Virginia’s African American soldiers who served during World War I. More than just...

Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan Workshops
10am, 2pm
Henrico , $

Instructor: Anne Hughes-Decamps of Anne-Hues-Designs, a decorative painter and stockist for Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan Saturday, February 24 Saturday,...

Chasen Galleries 35th Anniversary Celebration!
10am
RVA Downtown

Owner, Andrew Chasen, of Chasen Galleries is celebrating 35 years of business in the art world. To thank his wonderful clients, Chasen Galleries will be...

Concrete and Stone
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

A new solo exhibit of paintings juxtaposing manmade and natural landscapes by Richmond artist, Donna Frostick, celebrates moments of unnoticed beauty. The...

DARKROOM PHOTOGRAMS
10am
RVA Northside , $$

A beginner’s introduction to making images with light in the darkroom without the use of the camera or negatives! You’ll be introduced to chemical set up and...

Exhibition - VIRGINIA JAZZ: The Early Years
10am
RVA Downtown , $

Richmond Jazz Society presents the exhibition VIRGINIA JAZZ: The Early Years, highlighting over 30 Virginia artists who made significant contributions,...

Family Storytime
10am
RVA Southside , Free

Join us for a fun-filled, interactive story time! Story time aims to instill a love of reading with songs, rhymes, books and activities for ages 0-5 with an...

Hour of Code with Coder Dojo
10am
RVA Downtown , Free

Coder Dojo's mission is to introduce kids to technology and programming and inspire them to become "digital producers" instead of just being "digital...

Inside Out: Up Close & Personal with Iris Bolling
10am
$

Iris Bolling is an award winning author and TV producer. She published her first novel, "Once You've Touched the Heart" in 2008, the first in the Heart...

Institute for Contemporary Art - Grand Opening + Block Party!
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

The Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU opens to the public on April 21 with a site-wide exhibition, Declaration, and a day-long Block Party showcasing...

Mali- Silent Trading
10am
RVA Downtown , Free

Learn how the people of Mali trade salt and gold without speaking. This fun hands on learning will give you get perspective into other cultures. Fun for...

Saturday Morning Yoga
10am
RVA Southside , Free

It's winter, so the outdoors Yoga Group is meeting at Art Works. You'll love it. Contact Annie Peace for information: anniepeaceyoga@gmail.com

Soldering Workshop
10am
Henrico, RVA West End , $$

Come and learn how to use a soldering iron to make a stunning and unique piece of handmade art! Local jewelry artist Susann Belflower will be teaching us how...

Welcome Home Robert Caldwell...African, Wildlife & Architectural Artist
10am
Chesterfield , Free

Bella Arte Gallery is excited to “Welcome Home” to our fold of represented artists, Robert Caldwell with his African and architectural bodies of work. Robert...

Yesterday's Stories, Today's Inspiration
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $

For many, Black history is reduced to a handful of moments and events. Yet there are so many more, possibly unfamiliar by name, that have had tremendous...

PAWS to Read with Sprite's Hero
10:30am
RVA Southside , Free

Sign up for a 20 minute slot to read to a therapy dog. Build reading confidence and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with Sprite's Hero....

RVA Litcrawl
11am
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA West End , Free

The RVA LitCrawl is a free two-day reading series that takes place in the creatively vibrant, Richmond, Virginia. The event began in 2017 with over 70...

Southside Book & Writers Club
11am
RVA Southside , Free

 Southside Book and Writers Club (SBWC) strives to promote diversity in reading and writing. This club is dedicated to the advancement and education of...

Teen Art Club
11am
Chesterfield , Free

Get creative and share your love for self-expression. Bring your own art project and supplies. For ages 12-18.

Movie - Hopewell
11:30am
Hopewell , Free

Come join the Hopewell Library in enjoying a movie you may have missed in the theaters! We hope to see you there!

1st Drafts and Bagels
12pm
Free, $

Need a boost to your weekend brunch humdrum routine? Have a mimosa and bagel and be among the first audience to hear a new play.

Art of Soul
12pm
Colonial Heights, Petersburg , Free

"Art of Soul" is a group show featuring the artistic talents of nationally known artists Alvin Burts, Jay Durrah, Charly Palmer, and Preston Sampson. The...

Bluecoup Group Exhibition
12pm
RVA Downtown , Free

Richmond, VA – artspace is pleased to present a group exhibit by Bluecoup which includes 21 artists showing works in multiple medias. Exhibition dates are...

Susan Hensel, Eros and Thanatos
12pm
RVA Downtown , Free

Richmond, VA – artspace is pleased to present paintings, drawings and installation works by Susan Hensel. Exhibition dates are March 23 through April 22,...

Watercolor Monotype Printing
1pm
RVA Northside , $

Explore the exciting and liberating process of monotype. Students will be introduced to a variety of applications, combining drawing, painting, collage,...

Afrobeats Dance Class
2pm
RVA Southside , Free

The Next Star Arts Program presents Afrobeats, a dance class for ages 5-14. No registration required. Kidsperform.org

Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan Workshops
2pm
Henrico , $

Instructor: Anne Hughes-Decamps of Anne-Hues-Designs, a decorative painter and stockist for Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan Saturday, February 24 Saturday,...

Earth Day Musical Performance with Tony Dursa
2pm
RVA Downtown , Free

While enjoying Richmond’s Earth Day Festival in Manchester on Saturday, April 21, 2018 come visit artspace as the gallery opens its doors to the...

Fresh from the Americas
2pm
RVA Downtown , Free

The exciting sounds of contemporary chamber music are featured in this concert of pieces by Mexican and South American composers. Date: Saturday April 21,...

Gellman Room Concert Series
2pm
RVA Downtown , Free

Gellman Room Concert Series - "Fresh From the Americas" - the exciting sounds of contemporary chamber music from Mexico and South America presented by the...

Legally Blonde The Musical Jr,
2pm, 7:30pm

Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe, Nell Benjamin Book by Heather Hach Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion...

Pinkalicious, The Musical
2pm
Henrico, RVA Downtown, RVA Southside, RVA West End , $, $$

Pinkalicious is in love with the color pink. So much so that after an incident involving pink cupcakes, she transforms to become pink from head to toe! This...

RVALitCrawl 2018
2pm
RVA West End , Free

The RVA LitCrawl is two-day reading series that takes place in creatively vibrant, Richmond, Virginia. The event began in 2017 with over 70 published writers...

River Ditty
2pm, 8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $$

World Premiere In Partnership with Tony and Olivier Award-winning Glass Half Full Productions River Ditty sweeps us from the New Orleans' Storyville...

Little Toes Ballet and Yoga Class
3pm
RVA Southside , Free

Free 45 minute classes for children ages 3-6 Saturdays at 3:00pm - April 21st and 28th Wednesdays at 4:30pm - May 2nd and 9th Virginia Greene, with RVA...

Poetry in the park with Anne Poarch
3pm
RVA Southside , Free

Join us at the T.Tyler Potterfield Bridge on the south side of the river (near the climbing wall!) for a Saturday afternoon poetry reading with Anne Poarch,...

Italia / Iberia
4pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $

“You may have the universe if I may have Italy,” wrote the famous Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi, whose music embodies the drama and soul of his native...

Open Mic Comedy Night!
6:30pm
Henrico, RVA Northside , Free

Open Mic Comedy Night - hosted by James Isaiah Munoz! Saturday, April 21st, 2018 at 7:00 pm. Come be entertained by a mix of talented locals, Richmond...

Minor League Team ComedySportz Match
7pm
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...

Legally Blonde The Musical Jr,
7:30pm

Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe, Nell Benjamin Book by Heather Hach Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion...

One In Four
7:30pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $

Firehouse Theatre presents the Richmond premiere of the Nu Puppis production of ONE IN FOUR, a quirky new comedy by Richmond-based actor and playwright Levi...

MOTH
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $$

MOTH by Declan Greene Direction by Josh Chenard Sebastian is a terminally unpopular fifteen-year-old suburban kid, with an overactive imagination and an...

MOTH
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $

by Declan Greene | Direction by Josh Chenard Starring Kelsey Cordrey and John Mincks Opening April 13 at The Basement Sebastian is a terminally unpopular...

New World Symphony
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $$

Discover the power of live music with our Altria Masterworks series. Featuring orchestral classics and contemporary composers, this series will inspire...

River Ditty
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $$

World Premiere In Partnership with Tony and Olivier Award-winning Glass Half Full Productions River Ditty sweeps us from the New Orleans' Storyville...

The Normal Heart
8pm
RVA Northside , $$

A searing drama about public and private indifference to the AIDS plague and one man's lonely fight to awaken the world to the crisis. Produced to acclaim in...

PurpleLife RVA
10pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $

"Thoughts of pretty you and me, Erotic City come alive!" BUY PRE-SALE: Boomboombasics.com/purplelife Richmond's provocative nightlife experience,...

Saturday, April 21