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Events

Thursday, May 17

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...

Thriving Artist Thursdays
RVA Southside , Free

Every third Thursday of the month Art Works hosts an educational forum. Come and learn new skills to thrive as an artist!

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....

Writers Farmhouse
Chesterfield , Free

Writers Farmhouse welcomes members of JRW and other writing enthusiasts to the Midlothian Urban Farmhouse Market & Café every Thursday evening from 6:00 –...

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...

Book Babies
10am
RVA West End , Free

Interactive story, music and play for babies from birth - 17 months with their caregiver.

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...

"Stories with Miss Tori" Storytime
10:30am
RVA Northside , Free

Family storytime suitable for all ages but designed for 0-5 years. Join us for a fun and musical storytime with movement and play. Every storytime ends with...

Book Babies
10:30am
RVA East End , Free

Interactive stories, rhymes, music and play! Perfect for babies from birth to 17 months with an adult/their caregiver. We hope to see you there!

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...

Toddler Time
11am
RVA West End , Free

Interactive stories and music for children ages 18 - 36 months with their caregiver.

Toddler Time
11am
RVA Southside , Free

Join our interactive story time designed to be fun and educational with music, plays, stories, rhymes, and wonderful books for ages 18 – 36 months with an...

Drop-In Coloring
1pm
RVA Southside , Free

Relieve stress by joining us for coloring time. Â Bring your own supplies or borrow some of ours.

EMBROIDER DESIGNS BY RICHMOND ARTISTS
1pm
RVA Northside , $

with Elizabeth Cogar Come stitch with Studio Two Three’s adorable embroidery kits featuring everything you need to make a pillow or wall hanging -- thread,...

READ Center Classes
1pm
RVA East End , Free

Read Center mission is to help adults with low-level literacy develop basic reading and communication skills. Classroom instruction, one-to-one tutoring and...

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.

In Stiches
2pm
RVA Southside , Free

Adults and older teens - enjoy conversation while completing your hand crafts such as knitting and crotcheting.

13th Annual Appomattox Regional Governor's School Art show
3pm
Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg , Free

group student art show

Movie Matinees @ Your Library: Wonder
3pm
RVA West End , Free

Enjoy a movie with us that you may have missed at the theater. Snacks will be provided. All films begin at 3pm every Thursday. Synopsis Based on the New...

Preschool Storytime
4pm
RVA West End , Free

Interactive songs, stories, and rhymes for ages 3-5 with an adult.

Evening Storytime at Broad Rock
4:30pm
RVA Southside , Free

Join us for an additional storytime every Thursday at 4:30! Appropriate for ages 2-5 with a caregiver or parent. We hope to see you there!

Acting through Relaxation
5pm

Acting through Relaxation. Sustainability in the field of acting depends on an actor developing and refining her craft. In this session Eva will pass on the...

Third Thursday Marketplace
5pm
Hopewell, RVA Southside , Free

These events will feature traditional farmer's market vendors, as well as other select vendors who produce a handmade product. There will also be live music,...

Dominion Energy Jazz Cafe
6pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Groove to an eclectic mix of jazz ensembles every Thursday, 6 – 9 pm, at VMFA’s Best Café. Dominion Energy Jazz Café is presented to the public by the...

Flower Monoprints
6pm
RVA Northside , $

Got spring fever? With real flowers we’ll compose beautiful, one-of-a-kind prints using printmaking methods. Forage in your garden and neighborhood (or...

IMAGE TRANSFERS FOR COLLAGE, PRINTING AND PAINTING
6pm
RVA Northside , $

Learn a variety of ways of working with the image transfer process to transform copies of photographs, drawings, or other imagery into transparent layers...

Richmond Woodturners Monthly meeting
6pm
Henrico , Free

Monthly business meeting, show and tell, demonstration, mentoring, and fellowship. Members meeting but open to all.

Appropriate
7pm
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...

Ben Gurion Epilogue
7pm
Henrico , $

It is 1968, and Ben-Gurion is 82 years old. He lives in the seclusion of his home in the desert, remote from all political discourse, which allows him a...

Always a Bridesmaid
8pm
Colonial Heights , Varies

From the authors of “The Dixie Swim Club” and “The Hallelujah Girls” comes another comic romp featuring the foibles of nuptial bliss! Four Southern...

B's Bees & Tyler Reese
8pm
Henrico , $

At 23, guitar prodigy Tyler Reese is already an old soul in the world of contemporary instrumental jazz fusion, having studied with artists like Pat Metheny,...

OKLAHOMA!
8pm
Henrico , $

Henrico Theatre Company presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA!

Thursday, May 17