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Thursday, August 16

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...

Monumental: Richmond’s Monuments (1607-2018)
RVA Downtown , Prices Vary

Since Christopher Newport’s expedition planted a cross on the banks of the James River in 1607, Richmonders have marked the landscape to reflect their...

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,...

“[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

Sophie Treppendahl's newest solo show, Skinnydip Daydreams And A Striped Shirt, opens in Quirk's Pink Gallery on Thursday, August 9 and continues through...

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...

Book Babies
10am
RVA West End , Free

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

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....

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 Scenes of Summer with Maria Reardon
10am
Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, RVA West End , $$

What better way to spend the hot days of August, than to enjoy the comforts of a cool studio setting while painting landscapes and scenes of summer? With...

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...

"Stories with Miss Tori" Storytime
10:30am
RVA Northside , Free

Family storytime suitable for all ages but designed for 0-5 years. Join us for a fun and musical storytime with movement and play. Every storytime ends with...

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!

LEGO Thursdays
11am
RVA Southside , Free

Build a better world every week during Summer Reading. Ideal for K-8th grade.

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...

Staff Pick: Betty Tompkins
12:30pm
RVA Downtown, RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Traci Garland, Interim Director of Administration and Interim Registrar, discusses artist Betty Tompkins 1,000 painting installation WOMEN Words.

Classic Folk Oldies: Music Through The Years @ TW
2pm
Henrico , Free

Join us for an afternoon of classic oldies and easy listening songs that soothe the soul, performed by Les Wood on guitar. This program is part of the Dr....

In Stiches
2pm
RVA Southside , Free

Adults and older teens - enjoy conversation while completing your hand crafts such as knitting and crotcheting.

Intro to Improv @ LM
3pm
Henrico , Free

Practicing theatrical improvisation exercises your imaginative, communicative and collaborative abilities. Join us to learn the basics of improv skills and...

Movie Matinees @ Your Library: A Dog's Purpose
3pm
RVA West End , Free

Missed a film at the theatre? Cool off Thursday afternoons with with a movie at the library. Popcorn provided - bring a drink. All films begin at 3pm every...

Family Movies
3:15pm
RVA East End , Free

Come in out of the heat! Bring the whole family out to East End Library and enjoy a movie and some light refreshments.

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...

Preschool Storytime
4pm
RVA West End , Free

Interactive songs, stories, and rhymes for ages 3-5 with an adult.

School Bus Visit Fun
4pm
RVA Southside , Free

Riding the bus for the first time? Join us for an interactive visit with Richmond City Schools Bus Transportation. In this storytime we will learn all about...

Evening Storytime at Broad Rock
4:40pm
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!

Movie Matinees @ Your Library: A Dog's Purpose
5:30pm
RVA West End , Free

Missed a film at the treatre? Cool off Thursday afternoons with with a movie at the library. Popcorn provided - bring a drink. All films begin at 3pm and...

Third Thursday Marketplace
5:30pm
Hopewell, RVA Southside , Free

These events will feature traditional farmer's market vendors, as well as other select vendors who produce a handmade product. There will also be live music,...

Coloratura at 35: Gallery Talk
6pm
RVA The Fan , $

For 35 years two Richmond-area artists been transforming furniture pieces into works of art which have adorned private homes or been displayed in major...

DnD Adventurer’s League @ VA
6pm
Henrico , Free

Ever wanted to play Dungeons and Dragons, but couldn’t get a big enough group together? Not sure how to start a campaign? Learn the basics of tabletop gaming...

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...

Richmond Woodturners Monthly meeting
6pm
Henrico , Free

Monthly business meeting, show and tell, demonstration, mentoring, and fellowship. Members meeting but open to all.

Thriving Artist Thursdays
6pm
RVA Southside , Free

Every third Thursday of the month Art Works hosts an educational forum. Come and learn new skills to thrive as an artist!

Writers Farmhouse
6pm
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 –...

Summer Series: The World of Robert Schumann
6:30pm
RVA Downtown , $$

The Summer Recital Series is a collaboration among the Richmond Symphony, the University of Richmond Department of Music and VCU | School of the Arts |...

Bless His Soul: The Agony, The Ecstasy, and The Destiny of Michael Jackson @ FA
7pm
Henrico , Free

L. Roi Boyd III, a theater director at Virginia State University and author of Bless His Soul: The Agony, The Ecstasy, & The Destiny of Michael Jackson, will...

Book Signing
7pm
Chesterfield , Free

Libby McNamee will sign her new upper middle grade historical fiction novel, "Susanna's Midnight Ride: The Girl Who Won the Revolutionary War." Based on a...

BeauSoleil avec Micahel Doucet
8pm
Henrico , $$

For the past 42 years, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet has been making some of the most potent and popular Cajun music on the planet. Born out of the rich...

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...

MASH 2 - Staged Readings
8pm
RVA Northside , $$

We are at the compound, again, TONIIGHT, Wednesday, August 13th, at 8:00 PM - "M*A*S*H 2: Staged Readings"at Richmond Triangle Players at the Robert B. Moss...

Sondheim on Sondheim
8pm
RVA The Fan, RVA Northside , Prices Vary

This new musical revue weaves the colorful tapestry of one of musical theatre’s most beloved and decorated composers with video interviews with the man...

Tomfoolery
8pm
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...

Thursday, August 16