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Friday, April 27

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...

Open Call! For Art's Sake presents: All-Media Show
Goochland, Henrico, RVA West End

Open call to artists, register to participate in our annual juried and judged All Media Show. On view June 29th - August 29th, we will be promoting this show...

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 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,...

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

New York City-based artist Trish Tillman presents an exhibition titled “Remains (to be Seen)” at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. The show explores the...

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....

One In Four
7:30am
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...

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...

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...

Crossroads Art Center March-April 2018 Exhibits
10am
Free

Crossroads Art Center March-April 2018 Exhibits Hours Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday Noon – 4p.m. Exhibition Dates: March 16, 2018 – May 5,...

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,...

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...

RIFF Short Program E
10am
RVA West End

Showing: Neither from Here nor There The Prince of Old Havana I Got You Babe, Curtains Sparta North The First of Many Lawman. Box Office opens 30 mins...

RIFF WOMEN IN FOCUS: THE SCULPTOR
10am
RVA Northside

Showing: "Double Take: The Art of Elizabeth King" - Documentary Feature: United States: 1:01:00. Box Office opens 30 mins prior to each event time for...

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...

"Opening Minds Through Art" Art Show and Opening Reception
10:30am
RVA West End , Free

Special Art Exhibit and Reception honoring elder artists from Saint Mary’s Woods. Opening Minds through Art (OMA) is a Scripps intergenerational art...

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...

RIFF SHORT PROGRAM I: EXPERIMENTAL SPOTLIGHT
11:15am
RVA Northside

Showing: Savage Rose Between I and Thou Last Dance The Fallen Swan Vacant Heart The Archetypes A Celebrity Flight Box Office opens 30 mins prior to each...

RIFF Short Program F
12pm
RVA West End

Showing: Jiggle the Knob Alfred J. Hemlock Whoever Was Using this Bed Pretty Is Miram Is Going to Mars Crab Trap The Man with the Axe Murk Box Office opens...

RIFF Narrative Feature
12:45pm, 5pm
RVA Northside

Showing: "Bagheera" and "Beauty Mark." Box Office opens 30 mins prior to each event time for general and day-of tickets. FOR GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET...

The Personal is Political: Images of Women from the Harnett Print Study Center Collection
1pm
Free

The prints in the exhibition depict women either enacting or struggling against "roles" defined by society.

Turtles in Time: From Fossils to the Present
1pm
Free

The exhibition features more than 50 fossil turtle specimens from around the world.

RIFF Short Program G
2:30pm
RVA West End

Showing: Sac de Merde Before the Ink Dries Ousemane The Wait Wink Waterman Selva Oscura Bean Delicacy Box Office opens 30 mins prior to each event time for...

RIFF Short Program J
2:45pm
RVA Northside

Showing: Forgive Me Unforgotten BEAST A Man Full of Trouble It's Been Like a Year My Pretty Pony Still Water Runs Deep AmerKa Box Office opens 30 mins...

Art of Soul
3pm
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...

RIFF  Connections V
5pm
RVA West End

Showing: "The Boy by the Sea" and "Young and Innocent." Box Office opens 30 mins prior to each event time for general and day-of tickets. FOR GENERAL...

RIFF Narrative Feature
5pm
RVA Northside

Showing: "Bagheera" and "Beauty Mark." Box Office opens 30 mins prior to each event time for general and day-of tickets. FOR GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET...

RIFF Panel:  Band Meet-up
5pm
RVA Northside

Looking to start a band? Engage with others looking to do the same. Followed by a Jam and Freestyle Rap Session.

Friday Art & Wine
5:30pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Now you have more reasons to hang out at VMFA on Friday nights! Head to the museum and enjoy Happy Hour specials on beverages and free half-hour gallery...

Hessam-A new collection by a world renowned talent!
6pm
Free

Hessam Abrishami, a world renowned artist from Iran, now living in California will be joining us for the opening night of his show here at Chasen Galleries....

RIFF Screening
6:45pm
RVA Northside

Showing: "Hard Surfaces" - Narrative Feature: USA: 1:31:40. Box Office opens 30 mins prior to each event time for general and day-of tickets. FOR GENERAL...

RIFF International Spotlight:  France
7pm
RVA West End

Showing: "My Brothers" - Narrative Feature: France: 1:44:18. Box Office opens 30 mins prior to each event time for general and day-of tickets. FOR GENERAL...

RIFF Show and Festival Gala
7pm
RVA Northside

Showing: "Lamaya" and "Marina Bell." 7PM SHOW (ALL TICKET HOLDERS) FOLLOWED BY FESTIVAL GALA AT 8:30PM (VIP BADGE HOLDERS) DJ to be announced. Box Office...

RIFF Show:  Friday Rock Night
7pm
RVA Northside

Featuring: Lauren Marsh and Sparky Quano

Richmond Dance Festival 2018
7pm
RVA Southside , $

RICHMOND DANCE FESTIVAL 2018 5th Anniversary Richmond Dance Festival Dogtown Dance Theatre is proud to present the 5th annual Richmond Dance Festival,...

Appropriate
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $$

Winner of the 2014–15 OBIE Award for Best New American Play. Following the death of their father, the estranged members of the Lafayette clan return to...

Christie Lenee
8pm
Henrico , $

Christie Lenée’s unique guitar work is often compared to visionaries like Michael Hedges, Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews, delivering profound instrumental...

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...

RVA Cabaret
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $

Greetings sparklefolk!...Come one, come all to the RVA Cabaret! The RVA Cabaret, burlesque & variety show is dedicated to preserving and serving Richmond's...

Rent - 20th Anniversary Tour
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $$

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later,...

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...

RIFF International Spotlight:  Russia
8:30pm
RVA Northside

Showing: "In the Hood" - Narrative Feature: Russian Federation: 1:36:00. Box Office opens 30 mins prior to each event time for general and day-of...

Friday, April 27