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Events

Friday, May 18

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...

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-June 2018 Exhibits
10am
Henrico , Free

Exhibition Dates: May 18, 2018 - July 8, 2018 Hours Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday Noon – 4p.m. SUMMER HOURS: Closed every Sunday starting...

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...

United by Music Community Festival--RESCHEDULED
11:30am
RVA Southside , Free

PLEASE NOTE: Friday evening's events have been rescheduled to Saturday. Join Richmond Public Library and other community groups at this free festival...

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.

13th Annual Appomattox Regional Governor's School Art show
3pm
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!...

ANIMAL INSIDE OUT Extended Hours
5pm
$

Date night!! Through August 31, the Museum is offering extended hours each Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. to give guests the chance to see ANIMAL INSIDE OUT at the...

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...

Bernard Saint-Maxent: Art of Laughing
6pm
RVA West End , Free

Bernard Saint-Maxent is a French Artist whose use of whimsy, color and joy is sure to bring a smile to your face lightness to your heart. His wall sculptures...

Crossroads Art Center May 2018 Open House and Artist Reception!
6pm
Henrico , Free

Crossroads Art Center Open House & Artist Reception - Friday, May 18, 2018 6pm - 9pm Nonprofit Sponsor - YWCA Richmond Exhibition Dates: May 18, 2018 - July...

Rooted Awakenings
6pm
$

The dinner theater is back...... Great food, Vendors, and a great presentation featuring: Henrico High School Roots student organization, Natural Hair Club,...

Desiree Roots Centeio presents the Ladies of Jazz
7pm
Henrico , $$

You won’t want to miss this incredible performance by Desiree Roots Centeio as she brings to life the ladies of jazz including Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson,...

Central VA Masterworks Chorale Spring Concert
7:30pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $

CVMC presents "Sing for Joy," featuring Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms and Dan Forrest's Jubilate Deo. Ryan Tibbetts directs Chorale and orchestra. ...

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...

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...

Commander Cody
8pm
Henrico , $$

Ever since his wild early days as a front man for The Lost Planet Airmen, Commander Cody has plowed his own path through the fields of the American music...

Informal Showcase Series
8pm
RVA Southside , Free

On rotating Fridays every other month, Dogtown Dance Theatre is hosting an Informal Showcase Series for artists to perform work. This is a free event open...

OKLAHOMA!
8pm
Henrico , $

Henrico Theatre Company presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA!

Friday, May 18