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Thursday, August 2

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,...

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,...

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 –...

“[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...

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...

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...

Writing Leadership Conference
10am
RVA The Fan , Prices Vary

August 1-3, 2018 @ 10am-3pm The age old question: Who do you want to be when you grow up? Engaging with peers and adult mentors is a huge help when deciding...

"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!

Chris Campbell
10:30am
RVA Downtown , Free

Singer, Songwriter, Musician, and Ventriloquist Chris Campbell presents an exciting, interactive musical performance that everyone will enjoy! Sing along...

Getting There from Here @ TW
10:30am
Henrico , Free

The Valentine museum takes us on a tour through Richmond's distinctive history. As transportation in Richmond evolved, so has the landscape of our city and...

KNUFFLE BUNNY: A CAUTIONARY MUSICAL
10:30am
Hanover, Henrico, RVA Downtown, RVA Northside, RVA West End , $, $$

Disaster strikes when Trixie leaves her beloved stuffed Knuffle Bunny at the laundromat. Based on the Caldecott Honor-winning picture book, this wacky,...

LEGO Thursdays
11am
RVA Southside , Free

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

Screen Printing with Studio Two Three
11am
RVA Northside , Free

Join us as Studio Two Three hosts an hour-long workshop for elementary-aged children where kids will get to explore methods of screen printing with...

Studio Two Three: Silkscreen Project
11am
RVA Northside , Free

Join us as Studio Two Three hosts an hour-long workshop for elementary-aged children where kids will get to explore methods of screenprinting with...

Children's Museum of Richmond
11:30am
RVA West End , Free

Join CMoR staff for a guided exploration of hands-on learning through play. Also learn more about CMoR events and how to become part of the CMoR family.Â...

Little Scientists (ages Prince George
11:30am
Hopewell , Free

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

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...

In Stiches
2pm
RVA Southside , Free

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

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden:  Patterns in Nature
2pm
RVA Southside , Free

Did you know that patterns exist everywhere in nature? Nature is made of patterns created by lines, shapes, and color. Come explore the power of patterns...

Movie Matinees @ Your Library: A Wrinkle in Time
3pm
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 every...

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.

STEAM (Grades K-5) - Hopewell
4pm
Hopewell , Free

In this new program, the library steams up your elementary student’s afternoon! With different themes each month, and two levels to choose from, your student...

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!

Fall Auditions
5pm

Audition for our Fall Productions and out 2018/2019 Touring Ensemble! Fall Spotlight Production: Peter and The Star Catcher Fall Studio Production: Little...

Movie Matinees @ Your Library: A Wrinkle in Time
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...

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

Join Catherine Roseberry and Rob Womack for a discussion of their work, and a guided tour through the galleries discussing pieces individually! Light...

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...

MULTI BLOCK PRINTING
6pm
RVA Northside , $$

The process of multiple block woodblock printing creates the opportunity to produce nuanced images only limited by the pragmatics of materials available....

The Refugee and Immigrant Experience in Virginia
6pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , Free

Virginia Humanities' David Bearinger, director of grants and community programs, moderates this conversation on the refugee and immigrant experience in...

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 |...

Poetry & Jazz Tasting
7pm
RVA Downtown , Free

Let's keep it cool this August & kick off the month with another inspiring evening of live words & tunes! Local wordsmiths share a "taste" of what they do in...

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...

HAND TO GOD - now extended!
8pm
RVA Downtown , $

A dark comedy co-produced by 5th Wall Theatre and TheatreLAB about anxious teen Jason and a ministry puppet who develops a devilish personality all his own,...

Jake Shimabukuro
8pm
Henrico , $$

Jake Shimabukuro can still vividly remember the first time he held a ukulele, at age four. It was an encounter that would shape his destiny and give the...

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 2