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Events

Thursday, August 23

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...

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...

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...

Baby and Me- Prince George
10am
Hopewell , Free

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

Book Babies
10am
RVA West End , Free

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

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...

Southside from the Heart
10am
Hopewell , Free

Knitters and Crocheters create items for donation to local non-profits. All level of crafters welcome. We are a part of From the Heart, an organization...

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...

"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!

Story Time Prince George
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.

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...

In Stiches
2pm
RVA Southside , Free

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

Librarians Choice (S.T.E.A.M.): Rockets
2pm
RVA Northside , Free

Join us as we make rockets and launch them outside!

Rock the Block 2018
2pm
RVA Northside , Free

Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program with fun events for all! Did you get a BINGO? Get 2 BINGOs? BLACKOUT? Make sure all of your chances to win...

Staff Pick: Martin Bonadeo
2:30pm
RVA Downtown, RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Lesley Bruno, Communications Manager, examines artist MartÍn Bonadeo’s reimagined Solari split-flap signboard Jet Lag.

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: Out of Africa
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...

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.

Stories 'n' Such @ TW
3:30pm
Henrico , Free

Join us for a story and then some creative learning and fun as we discover "Junk Can Be Art." Craft books and materials related to the theme will be...

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.

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!

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...

Noir Night @ LM
6pm
Henrico , Free

Fury is director Fritz Lang's first American production. In this hard-edged exposé of mob violence, Joe Wilson, played by Spencer Tracy, is mistakenly...

Unhappy Hours at the Poe Museum
6pm
RVA Downtown , $

Join the Poe Museum for our infamous 2018 Unhappy Hours! Unhappy Hours feature live music, a cash bar, light refreshments, museum tours, and more! $8.00...

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 –...

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...

Thursday, August 23