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Thursday, May 31

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....

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...

Baby Storytime Prince George
10am
Hopewell , Free

Join the Prince George Library every Thursday at 10am for a story time for the little ones. Starting in May, for a half hour, we will be reading all kinds...

Book Babies
10am
RVA West End , Free

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

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: Hillians Art League
10am
Goochland, Henrico, RVA West End , Free

Stop by and check out an exhibition featuring recent works from the artists of Church Hill's Hillians Art League! From whimiscal woodland acrylics to...

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...

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!

Storytime Prince George
10:30am
Hopewell , Free

Join Prince George Library for a special half-hour story time. Each story time will take place on Thursday at 10:30am starting in May. We hope to see you...

The Reader's Friend Book Store
10:30am
Hopewell , Free

The Reader's Friend Book Store offers gently used books, cds, and dvds for bargain prices. Proceeds benefit all ARLS libraries.

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.

 May-June Exhibits @ Art Works!
12pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free

Visit 6 new exhibits including our annual student show. 75 open artist studios. Open Tues- Sun 12 - 6 PM. Free admission. Exhibits...

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.

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: Beauty and the Beast
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 Belle (Emma...

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!

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...

EXHIBIT OPENING: Vibrance: Lego Art by Brickworkz
6pm
Free

Opening reception: Thursday, May 31, 2018; 6-9pm Wine and refreshments served! Free Gallery Opening! Local artist Brian Korte uses all of the colors on...

Preludes
7:30pm
$, $$

On the surface this head-trippy musical fantasia covers the three years of writers block and the hypnotherapy treatment that Russian composer Sergei...

Romeo and Juliet
7:30pm
Chesterfield, RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , $

Back by popular demand! Last seen this April at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, join us for a special remounted run of Romeo and Juliet, the most famous...

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...

Topdog/Underdog
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $$

Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks Direction by Katrinah Carol Lewis A darkly comic fable of brotherly love and family identity is Suzan-Lori Parks' riff...

Thursday, May 31