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Friday, May 4

Blythe King: Two Sides of the Same Coin
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Blythe King is a rising mixed media talent who currently breaks new ground in collage, photography, and the ancient art of gold leafing. She has exhibited in...

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...

Children's Book Week May 1-7
RVA Southside , Free

This week we are celebrating children's books! Join us on Tuesday as we try to guess how many book are at Broad Rock LIbrary. Come join us for the rest of...

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 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...

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...

CYANOTYPES: TRUE BLUE SUN FLAGS & ZINES
10am
RVA Northside , $$

with Natalie Kohlhepp Using our studio’s newly expanded darkroom, the digital lab and the beautiful outdoors, we’ll make personal zines and small garden...

Crossroads Art Center March-April 2018 Exhibits
10am
Free

Crossroads Art Center March-April 2018 Exhibits Hours Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday Noon – 4p.m. Exhibition Dates: March 16, 2018 – May 5,...

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...

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...

Welcome Home Robert Caldwell...African, Wildlife & Architectural Artist
10am
Chesterfield , Free

Bella Arte Gallery is excited to “Welcome Home” to our fold of represented artists, Robert Caldwell with his African and architectural bodies of work. Robert...

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...

May the 4th Be with You: Star Wars Marathon
10:30am
RVA West End , Free

This Star Wars Day in a library not far far away, we are celebrating the series by presenting the three most recently released Star Wars films, running in...

Movie Time
10:30am
RVA Downtown , Free

Movie Time - Join us for the Movie Time for the viewing of LEGO STAR WARS @ Main. "May the fourth be with You!" For more details call: 804-646-4768

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.

May the 4th Be with You Party
4pm
RVA Northside , Free

Calling out all kids out for fun games, music, and light refreshments to celebrate Star Wars!

VCUarts Communication Arts Senior Expo 2018 Convention
4pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Communication Arts Senior Expo 2018 May 4, Convention 4-9pm Come check out prints and other merchandise from our tabling seniors. May 5, Viewing...

First Friday Films
4:30pm
RVA Southside , Free

Bring the family every First Friday for a film and popcorn.

Star Wars Day
4:30pm
RVA Southside , Free

Join us for a lightsaber battle, fighter pilot training, star wars crafts, and more!

First Friday Art Samplers
5pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $

On the first Friday of each month, VisArts offers first-come, first-served art classes in two seatings. Bring a group of friends, a date or your entire...

First Fridays Art Walk
5pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Join us for the Downtown Neighborhood's monthly art walk! Galleries, shops, restaurants, non-profits, and more open their doors in celebration of art and...

Freedom Friday @ the BHMVA
5pm
Free

On the first Friday of each month (April thru October) Freedom Friday offers an opportunity for you to visit the BHMVA at no cost between 5 PM-7 PM. So bring...

VCUarts Graphic Design Senior Show 2018: Opening Reception
5pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

The Graphic Design Senior Show is a culmination of work from the 31 students graduating in the Spring of 2018 from VCU’s Graphic Design department. Visit...

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...

RVA First Friday at the John Marshall House
5:30pm
RVA Downtown , Free

Stop by the John Marshall House May 4 for our RVA First Friday open house salon! Experience Art180’s “My Reality” exhibit in the John Marshall House Justice...

Beth Marchant Show
6pm
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...

VCUarts Photography + Film Candidacy MFA Exhibition
6pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Join us on May 4, 2018 for VCUarts Photography + Film’s MFA Candidacy Exhibition. 6-7:30pmTobacco Warehouses1160 Gordon Ave, Richmond, VA, 23224

A Night on Broadway
6:30pm
$

Come out for a night of fun as members of The GreenSpring Virginia Choristers present a concert highlighting songs from your favorite musicals! Tickets are...

Art Exhibits & First Friday @ Main
6:30pm
RVA Downtown , Free

MAY 2018 ART EXHIBITS The following exhibits will be on display from Friday, May 4, 2018, through Tuesday, May 29, 2018: GELLMAN ROOM - "Passages" -...

AN EVENING OF BLUES & JAZZ / FEAT. THE LAWRENCE OLDS BAND
7pm
$

Friday, May 4, 2018, 7:00 pm $17 in advance, $20 reserved seating, $21 at the door. Over the past 20 years Lawrence has performed regularly from New York...

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,...

Anthony Snape
8pm
Henrico , $

As a writer, his songs have crossed genres with tracks recorded by various artists from “The Voice” pop releases, Canadian country singles and this year...

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!

River Ditty
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $$

World Premiere In Partnership with Tony and Olivier Award-winning Glass Half Full Productions River Ditty sweeps us from the New Orleans' Storyville...

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 4