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Wednesday, August 15

ADA's Birthday Celebration Summer Exhibit
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Celebrating FIFTEEN years of ADA GALLERY with work by old friends and new friends. EVERYBODY IN THE POOL : Amy Pleasant , Erik den Breejen, Brian Hubble,...

Art Exhibits, August 2018
RVA Downtown , Free

August 2018 Art Exhibits The following exhibits will be on display from Friday, August 3, 2018, through Tuesday, September 4, 2018: Gellman Room Acrylic...

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...

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,...

Teetotalers & Moonshiners: Prohibition in Virginia, Distilled
Hopewell , Free

A traveling exhibition from The Library of Virginia with support from the National Alcoholic Beverage Control Association, the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage...

“[Work]” Exhibition at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond
RVA The Fan , Free

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond opened its annual "[Work]" exhibition on Friday, June 15. "[Work]" features art created by VisArts faculty, staff and...

All The World's A Stage Performing Arts Camp
8:30am
RVA Northside , Prices Vary

Get on Stage with All the World’s A Stage Performing Arts Camp! Join us for a summer of adventure, inspiration, and creativity as we explore the world of...

Architecture Camp
9am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $$$

Over a course of five days, students will become acquainted with The Branch House and Richmond’s many pockets through interactive, team based tours and...

Beyond Duty
9am
RVA Downtown , Free

While the countries of the free world were reluctant to help Jewish refugees, and while most diplomats continued to employ standard procedures, only very few...

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...

Sophie Treppendahl, "Skinnydip Daydreams And A Striped Shirt"
9am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Opening reception on Thursday, August 9 from 5-8 pm. Sophie Treppendahl's newest solo show, Skinnydip Daydreams And A Striped Shirt, opens in Quirk's Pink...

There's Just Us
9am
RVA Downtown , Free

August 11 and 12 marks the one-year anniversary of the Unite the Right protests that shook the quiet, central Virginia city of Charlottesville. The Virginia...

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...

Coloratura at 35: A Retrospective
10am
RVA The Fan , $

For thirty-five years Catherine Roseberry and Rob Womack, working at Coloratura, have been using furniture as a canvas for a thorough exploration of the arts...

For Art's Sake presents: The 2018 All Media Show
10am
Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, RVA West End , Free

Stop by and view works from local artists, emerging to professional! Judging by the locally recognized oil painter Kim Hall to take place around 6:30 pm...

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....

PreSchool Storytime
10am
RVA Northside , Free

Join us at North Avenue Branch Library for awesome stories, tons of fun, and a special craft! Hope to see you there for a great half hour of Pre-School...

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...

The new works of Sue Jachimiec at Chasen Galleries
10am
RVA The Fan , Free

Chasen Galleries will be featuring the work of local Artist, Sue Jachimiec. Sue is an abstract artist with the incredible ability to turn any color into...

Senior Book Club ~ Fiction Focus
10:15am
RVA West End , Free

Join our book discussion each month for Richmond adults age 55 and older. Upcoming titles include: Never Caught: Dunbar -May 16 No One Is Coming to Save...

Story Time- Dinwiddie
10:30am
Hopewell , Free

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

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.

Cynthia Myron: Artist-in-Residence
12pm
RVA The Fan , $

Cynthia’s work explores the physicality and emotional weight of constructed spaces, particularly the home. Working first in carved wax, she casts elements in...

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

New exhibits on display daily Tuesday - Sunday 12 PM - 6 PM through August 18th, 2018. Free Admission. Exhibits include:...

July/August Exhibition
12pm
RVA Southside , Free

Richmond, VA - artspace is pleased to present five new gallery shows, featuring collage, sculpture and drawings by Jonathan Lee, a group exhibition by...

Lunch Break Science: Heroic Humility
12pm
Free

Heroic Humility: What the Science of Humility Can Say to People Raised on Self-Focus presented by Everett L. Worthington, Jr., Commonwealth Professor,...

Lunch and Learn Series
12pm
Hopewell , Free

Join the Historic Hopewell Foundation for their weekly lecture series, highlighting various topics. Aug 8-Bryce VanStavern-Aviation World War I Aug...

 Mixed Media Painting Classes with Susan Stuller
1pm

Choose from Tuesday or Wednesday sessions Tuesdays | 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays | 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Classes begin on August 1, 2018, and are...

Artist's Choice: Hope Ginsburg, Part I
1pm
RVA Downtown, RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Become a certified Land Diver during part one of Hope Ginsburg’s Artist’s Choice event Land Dive Team: Environment RVA at the ICA. Each session is open to 10...

Southside from the Heart Knitters
1pm
Hopewell , Free

Knitters and crocheters from beginner to experienced create crafts and share their love of yarn.

Teen Art Studio @ VA
2pm
Henrico , Free

Drop by Teen Art Studio for some fun, hands-on creativity! We’ll discuss different styles of art and do a variety of art, craft and drawing projects. All...

Widescreen Wednesdays!
2pm
RVA Northside , Free

Join us weekly for a family friendly flick! We will provide the air-conditioning and the popcorn. Feel free to bring your own snacks or drinks (for the...

Bobby Cadabra Magic Show @ GA
2:30pm
Henrico , Free

Ready to be amazed and amused? Families are invited to enjoy the marvelous magic of Bobby Cadabra. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult at all...

Tomfoolery
2:30pm
Colonial Heights , $$

A revue of the witty, wicked and thoroughly twisted world of famed satirical songwriter Tom Lehrer. Before there was “Laugh-In” or “Saturday Night Live”, and...

Milk River Arts : workshop
3pm
RVA Northside

Milk River Arts and our partners glave kocen gallery, Studio 23, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts + Visual Arts Center of Richmond, focus on this simple but...

Summer Reading Buddies
3:30pm
RVA Southside , Free

Volunteers and staff will be available to help students of all ages with literacy skills! ¡Voluntarios y empleados estar¡n disponibles para dar ayuda a...

Art Explorers: Rock Painting
4:30pm
RVA West End , Free

Paint your own rock sea creature. All materials provided! Ages 5-12

STEM Wednesday
4:30pm
RVA Southside , Free

Explore a different creative science, technology, engineering, or math project, third Wednesdays during the school year. Supplies provided, intended for...

Teen Scene
5:30pm
RVA Southside , Free

Once a month, join us for a movie at 5:30 pm. This month'€™s movie is "Pitch Perfect 3" rated PG-13. Popcorn provided! For more information call 804-646-8833.

Artist's Choice: Hope Ginsburg, Part II
6pm
RVA Downtown, RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Connect with environmental justice workers and learn how to get involved at this convening of like-minded organizations. Come early for a 5:00 pm Social Hour...

LADIES DRAWING NIGHT
6:30pm
RVA Northside , Free

Open to public Every 3rd Wednesday / month

Patterson Pages: Adult Book Discussion Group
6:30pm
RVA West End , Free

This month we are reading and discussing Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance. Copies of this title are available at the...

Poetry at Boogaloos!
7pm
RVA Northside , Free

River City Poets are back for showcase & open mic poetry in Brookland Park. Come hang out with a cocktail & settle in for an evening of inspiration at this...

Teen Art Show Opening @ LM
7pm
Henrico , Free

Libbie Mill's Teen Art Studio is hosting its very own art show! Join us on opening night as we celebrate the creative talents of Henrico County teens. Visit...

Crimes of the Heart
8pm
Ashland, Hanover, Henrico, RVA West End , $$

Three sisters reunite in this Southern Gothic comedy to escape their past in the hopes of a better tomorrow, yet their present reality offers hilarious and...

Doug MacLoed
8pm
Henrico , $$

Doug MacLeod’s newest release, ‘Break The Chain’, is quite possibly his strongest release to date, which speaks volumes. Each song extremely personal and at...

Wednesday, August 15