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Thursday, August 30

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...

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,...

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...

Dawn Wadsworth's solo show, "Extenison"
9am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Artist's reception Thursday, September 6, 5 - 8 pm Kendra Dawn Wadsworth's solo show, Extenison, will be featured in Quirk's Main Gallery as well as The...

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.

For Art's Sake presents: Collective Influence II
10am
Goochland, Henrico, RVA West End , Free

Stop by and see this patron favorite and annual exhibit. Collective Influence II marks the second year of this collaboration between For Art's Sake Gallery...

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...

"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!

Book Babies
10:30am
RVA East End , Free

Join us for a fun and interactive story, music and play for babies from birth to 17 months with their caregiver.

Library Yarns
10:30am
RVA West End , Free

If you like to knit or crochet, join this fun time of creativity at the Belmont Library. Bring you portable handwork project for an informal group...

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...

August/September Exhibition
12pm
RVA Southside , Free

artspace is pleased to present five new gallery shows, featuring abstract and figurative works by Wingchow, drawings by Lauren Scavo, a showcase of work by...

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...

Staff Pick: Sonya Clark
12:30pm
RVA Downtown, RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Enjoli Moon, Adjunct Assistant Curator of Film, explores Sonya Clark’s Edifice and Mortar (2018).

In Stiches
2pm
RVA Southside , Free

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

Summer Reading Finale: Barefoot Puppets @ GL
2pm
Henrico , Free

We're celebrating the end of Summer Reading with awesome treats and lots of fun, featuring a puppet show perfect for the whole family. Barefoot Puppets will...

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: Matilda
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.

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!

Meet the Artist
5:30pm
RVA Southside , Prices Vary

Meet the Artist, Sheri Ogburn, founder of Instagram #HelloStudio67. A chance to speak with Sheri in person about her journey & work as an artist. A few of...

Movie Matinees @ Your Library: Matilda
5:30pm
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 show at 3pm &...

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...

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 –...

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...

Invalid
7:30pm

This reboot of Moliere's zany farce about a stingy hypochondriac who's trying to marry off his only child to a doctor so he can get free medical advice goes...

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...

The Currys
8pm
Henrico , $

Brought together by family ties and a shared appreciation for folk, pop-rock, and roots music, The Currys are an Americana trio featuring Jimmy, Tommy, and...

Thursday, August 30