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Events

Saturday, August 25

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...

Master Class: Structuring A Novel with Patrick Dacey
9am
Prices Vary

This class, taught by author Patrick Dacey, will focus on various types of narrative structure through examples across all types of forms and genres....

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...

Family Storytime
10am
RVA Southside , Free

Join us for a fun-filled, interactive story time! Story time aims to instill a love of reading with songs, rhymes, books and activities for ages 0-5 with an...

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...

GET THE BEST RESULTS WITH YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA
10am
RVA Northside , $$

Students will learn the basics of digital photography including how to get the right exposure, how to adjust shutter speed, aperture and ISO settings to...

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...

Sophie Treppendahl, "Skinnydip Daydreams And A Striped Shirt"
10am
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...

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.

Beyond Duty
11am
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...

CIRCULAR WEAVING
11am
RVA Northside , $$

Learn the basics of weaving in a circle. In this workshop, we’ll cover how to warp an embroidery hoop with an open center, as well as basic weaving...

PrepareAthon
11am
Free

Celebrate preparedness during PrepareAthon, a free festival that teaches the community how to be more resilient when disaster strikes! Uncover life-saving...

There's Just Us
11am
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...

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

6 new exhibits and 75 artist studios open Tuesday - Sunday 12 PM - 6 PM. The exhibits continue through September 22, 2018. Admission is free and open to...

RVA Origami
1pm
RVA Southside , Free

RVA Origami folding meetup! All skill levels welcome. Basic supplies provided and no registration is required.

Anime Club @ VA
2pm
Henrico , Free

Do you love Anime? Haven't seen any but have been curious? Come enjoy popular Japanese animation with us. We will watch and discuss different Anime each time...

Bill Hardison Book Signing
2pm
Henrico , Free

Join Bill Hardison for a signing of his book, "Dinosaurs in the Cornfield," a collection of stories from the author’s boyhood summers spent on his...

Cinema Saturdays @ Your Library!
2pm
RVA Northside , Free

Once a month, come join us for a family friendly flick! We will provide a warm room and the popcorn. Feel free to bring your own snacks or drinks (for the...

Lego Club - STEM
2pm
RVA East End , Free

We provide the Legos- you design the build. Come create with us. Ages 5 and up with adult.

LATE SUMMER NIGHTS FLEA
6pm
RVA Northside , $

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

The Gallery@Nest is Proud to Present "Frank Heller 2B - 1 Drawing Lead 2 Another"
6:30pm
RVA Southside , Free

Enjoy the unrivaled sense of humor and irony in the remarkable graphite drawings of Frank Heller. It’s #2 Pencils at their best - where 1 Drawing Lead 2...

ComedySportz
7pm
Henrico, RVA West End

ComedySportz is improvisational comedy played as a sport, with two teams and a referee taking suggestions from the loyal fans and creating scenes, games and...

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...

RemIX: Neo-Burlesque & Variety at IX Art Park 8/25
8pm
$

Charlottesville’s NEW neo-burlesque & variety show, presented by Boom Boom Basics Burlesque & Performing Arts Studio! RemIX: Neo-Burlesque & Variety at IX...

Ron Moody & The Centaurs
8pm
Henrico , $

Ron Moody and the Centaurs is a 53 year Virginia Tradition with Ron being the only member who has performed at every show since the band's inception December...

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...

Solo Cup
9:30pm
Henrico, RVA West End , $

For the late night crowd. Four improvisers compete individually through short form games and scenes, all based on audience suggestions. No matter what is...

Saturday, August 25