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Events

Saturday, May 19

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 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 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...

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...

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, RVA Downtown , $

May 10, 2018–January 6, 2019 Regular Museum Admission Price Pandemic: Richmond explores the repeated storms of disease that have swept through the city....

Paper Mache
10am
RVA Northside , $$

Learn the basics of paper mache while making fun, small scale sculptures in this two-day workshop. On Saturday, you will build armatures (several small ones)...

Pinhole Workshop
10am
RVA Northside , $$

Build your own pinhole camera and discover the magic of this ancient form of photography! Over two days we will cover the way pinholes function and go...

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...

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...

The Monument Avenue Commission - Public Meetings
10am
RVA Downtown , Free

The purpose of the meetings will be to review community input provided during recent small group meetings and to receive additional public comment as the...

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...

African American Genealogy program (AAGHS)
10:30am
RVA Downtown , Free

Our AAGHS meeting will present a screening of "The Hail Storm: John Dabney in Virginia" will be presented and discussed. Richmond, Virginia native, John...

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 all....

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 Library Despicable Me 3
11:45am
Hopewell , Free

This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join:...

13th Annual Appomattox Regional Governor's School Art show
12pm
Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg , Free

group student art show

Beth Marchant Show
12pm
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...

Southside Community Festival
12:30pm
RVA Southside , Free

Join the Richmond Symphony for a Family Day! PLEASE NOTE: All programming for the Southside Big Tent Community Festival – United by Music will now take...

Latin Vintage Spring Fling
1pm
RVA Southside , $

Saturday May 19 starting at 1PM ​Come celebrate 9 years with Latin Vintage! We will be hosting salsa and bachata workshops by Eric Jones Santana of MD and...

Play Day at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond
1pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Each year, VisArts opens its doors for Play Day, our spring open house. This year’s open house takes place on Saturday, May 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. and admission...

Tap

Tap

5pm

Join us for this high energy tap dance class where we will quickly review the basics and move into a fast upbeat musical theatre tap routine. This class is...

GreenSpring Virginia Choristers Spring Serenade Annual Concert
7pm
Free

The Annual Spring Concert of The GreenSpring Virginia Choristers with select GreenSpring American Youth Harp Touring Ensemble members. This is a free event...

Always a Bridesmaid
8pm
Colonial Heights , Prices Vary

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...

OKLAHOMA!
8pm
Henrico , $

Henrico Theatre Company presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA!

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, May 19