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Friday, May 11

"My Travels Through Art, New Work by Jay Sharpe"
RVA Northside , Free

City to Host Jay Sharpe in Spotlight Gallery Richmond, VA – The City’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities will feature Jay Sharpe,...

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,...

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...

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 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 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....

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...

Crossroads Art Center May 2018 Call for Entries!
10am
Henrico , $

Submit your work for our Juried All-Media Show and get featured during our open house on Friday, May 18, 2018. Submit your Work -- May 8-12, 2018 Crossroads...

DUENDE
10am
Chesterfield , Free

Come be awaken by the 'Duende'! Local Virginia Artist Gayle Barber has found the 'soul' or 'Duende' within the varied oil paintings she has created for this...

For Art's Sake presents: The Annual Student Show
10am
Goochland, Henrico, RVA West End , Free

Come celebrate the artists of For Art's Sake Gallery in our Annual Student Show! Proceeds from the show will go towards our donation to the local non-profit...

Pandemic: Richmond
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District, Ashland, Charles City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, New Kent, Petersburg, Powhatan, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End , $

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, Ashland, Charles City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, New Kent, Petersburg, Powhatan, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End , $

April 26, 2018–January 27, 2019 Regular Museum Admission Price Drawing on the Valentine’s extensive collection of historic and contemporary costume, Pretty...

RPS Student Exhibition: Tomorrow's Hope
10am
$

Our newest exhibition consists of 29 pieces created by Richmond Public Schools students. These colorful and imaginative, works of art create a unique...

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...

Cook Books with Tricycle Urban Ag
10:30am
RVA East End , Free

Friday morning series focusing on healthy food and fun at 10:30-11:30 am. Families are welcome to enjoy a story followed by a recipe demonstration presented...

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...

Beth Marchant Show
11am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Join us in welcoming local artist, Beth Marchant, for her solo show at Brazier Gallery! Beth is a proficient watercolorist, but this show will focus...

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.

13th Annual Appomattox Regional Governor's School Art show
4pm
Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg , Free

group student art show

S.T.E.A.M. It Up Friday
4pm
RVA Northside , Free

S.T.E.A.M.: Jellybean Structures! Come and show us your engineering skills by crafting and engineering buildings made out of jellybeans! Ages 5 and older!...

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...

Second Fridays: Wine Tasting
6pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Taste different wines from around the world — reds, whites, sparkling, and more. Refine your palate and learn about different winemaking regions from a...

VCUarts Film BFA Senior Screening
6pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Senior Screesis is the screening of the VCUFilm class of 2018 thesis films! We are very excited to share all of our hard work with you on May...

VCUarts Interior Design BFA Senior Show
6pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Join us on May 11, 2018 for Interior Design’s BFA Senior Show: Studio Culture. 6-9pmVCU Fine Arts Building1000 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220Work...

CLUB 407 : Studio Three
6:30pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $, $$

Richmond Ballet is excited to offer discounted tickets (only $35), special events, and more through our Club 407. Designed for a premiere group of ballet...

Mason Bates: World Premiere - Richmond Symphony Casual Fridays
6:30pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown

A laid back evening with a world-renowned composer? Yes, please! Recently named the most-performed composer of his generation, Mason Bates serves as the...

Studio Three Gargoyles A World Premiere by Katarzyna Skarpetowska
6:30pm
RVA Downtown , $$

Gargoyles takes a sensuous look into the charm and humor of these arresting architectural accents, immersing you in their whimsical world. Set to music by...

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,...

Jennifer McPherson Organ Concert
7:30pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , Free

Concert made possible by the generosity of the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation Jennifer McPherson holds a Master of Music degree in Historical...

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...

Butchertown Burlesque: At The Basement
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , $$

Step back in time, begin the beguine, with Butchertown Burlesque at TheatreLAB's The Basement! Boom Boom Basics presents a vintage classic burlesque,...

OKLAHOMA!
8pm
Henrico , $

Henrico Theatre Company presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA!

Ruthie Foster
8pm
Henrico , $$

In the tightknit musical community of Austin, Texas, it’s tough to get away with posturing. You either bring it, or you don’t. If you do, word gets around....

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...

Friday, May 11