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Friday, September 28

Art Exhibits @ Main 2018
RVA Downtown , Free

The following exhibits will be on display for two months from Friday, September 7, 2018,through Tuesday, October 30, 2018: Gellman Room, Dooley Foyer &...

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,...

Absurd Form" - by Justin Gaffrey
8:30am
Henrico , Free

"Absurd Form" New exhibit on display September 20 – November 11, 2018 Opening reception: Thursday, September 20, 2018, 6-8pm Justin Gaffrey’s work alludes...

Break Glass: Art by VL Cox
9am
RVA Downtown , Free

Through her art, Cox aspires to spark conversation about civil rights and equality, while also exploring the persistence of hate and injustice in America...

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...

"One Degree of Separation: Jordan Flower, Linda Hollett-Bazouzi, Coakley Brown"
10am
Hanover , Free

The title for this show celebrates the many different ways in which these three artists are ‘related’ to each other. While all three landscape painters are...

(Im)permanence
10am
RVA The Fan , $

(Im)permanence invites the viewer into a dialogue between society, intimate spaces, and the fleeting moments that exist within nature and the permanence of...

About Beulah Gould Branch, Mrs. John Kerr Branch
10am
RVA The Fan , $

Information about Mrs. Beulah Branch, her life, and the work done this summer restoring her bedroom will be in the Long Gallery September 20th – November...

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...

RAG: 2018
10am
Ashland , Free

The Flippo Gallery of Randolph-Macon College is proud to present an exhibition of work from RAG: the Richmond Artists' Group, a loose collection of artists...

RSOL Designer House
10am
RVA Northside , Prices Vary

Richmond Symphony Orchestra League’s 18th Designer House will feature the renowned Holly Lawn estate in Richmond’s Hermitage Road Historic District. This...

September-October Exhibits at Crossroads Art Center
10am
Henrico , Free

Crossroads Art Center has the privilege of hosting the opening reception for the following featured exhibitions. Come to explore our new exhibitions and...

Toward The Unknown Region, Antarctica Landscapes
10am
Chesterfield , Free

Artist Jos Biviano's Antarctica Landscapes are Original Paintings based on Captain Robert F. Scott's fatal Terra Nova Antarctica Expedition of 1910 - 1912....

Crochet Club
10:30am
RVA Northside , Free

Meet us every Friday to learn how to knit and crochet. Bring your own materials or just use ours! This class is open to all levels of knowledge and open for...

Storytime and a Healthy Snack!
10:30am
RVA East End , Free

Families are welcome to enjoy a story focusing on healthy food and fun, followed by a healthy snack prepared by Sequoia Ross.

St. Elpis Greek Festival
11am
Hopewell , $, Prices Vary

A favorite tradition in Hopewell, there will be delicious traditional Greek food (the pastries are mouth-watering), plus shopping for beautiful gifts, and...

26th Annual Richmond Tattoo and Arts Festival
3pm
RVA Southside , $

Come Join us for one of the Oldest Tattoo conventions in the WORLD! This year marks 26 consecutive years of the Richmond Tattoo and Arts Festival. This...

S.T.E.A.M. It Up Friday
4:30pm
RVA Northside , Free

S.T.E.A.M.: Apple Erupting! Erupting apple science experiment uses baking soda and vinegar for a classic chemical reaction experiment Ages 5 and older!...

"Of secrecy, the violet" Exhibition
6pm
Free

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond presents an exhibition of work by New York City-based artist Elissa Levy, titled "Of secrecy, the violet." The show opens...

4th Friday Art Shows and Opening Reception @ Art Works
6pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free

This fall, Asiya Al-Sharabi from Yemen is exhibiting Trumperie and the Immigrant at Art Works. This social commentary is a unique perspective to the current...

CCR Skylight Gallery Show
6pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Southside , Free

This Camera Club of Richmond invites you to Art Works' "4th Friday" social event kicking off their Skylight Gallery Show for October (#artoberVA). Eighteen...

Ha Ha Happy Hour
6pm
RVA The Fan , Free

Join RVA Laugh Club this Friday (and every Friday) and give yourself the gift of laughter, connection and community with Laughter Yoga. Created by...

Opening Reception for September-October 2018 Exhibitions
6pm
RVA Southside , Free

Featuring: Matthew Grimes - Main Gallery Gerry Bannan - Frable Gallery Randi Hill - Helena Davis Linda Shields - smallspace

Silent Auction Opening Reception - Bidding Begins
6pm
RVA Southside , Free

Elisabeth Flynn-Chapman is a long-time friend of the arts and the SPCA. Her framed photographs will be on display at Plant Zero Project Space Galleries and...

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...

Petersburg Haunts Walking Tour of Old Towne Petersburg
6:45pm
Petersburg , $

So much fun on Friday & Saturday nights 'til Halloween! This 90-minute walking tour is led by a costumed, lantern-carrying storyteller who will show you why...

#IfYouCouldSeeMe Pop-Up event
7pm
Chesterfield , Free

September is Suicide Prevention Month. We will come together to share our stories of survival and triumph. Through these events we are I changing the...

Dance Party RVA at Brewer's Cafe Part II
7pm
RVA Southside , Free

We are back at Brewer's Café 1125 Bainbridge St Richmond Va 23224 Friday September 28th 2018from 7p-10p (get there by 630p trust me) as you listen & dance to...

Hispanic Gala: Carnaval, South America
7pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA The Fan , $$$

Join us on Friday, September 28 for an evening of celebration and caring during Hispanic Heritage Month at our Hispanic Gala "Carnaval, South America". Enjoy...

Poetry Night @ Zata/Westover Station
7pm
RVA Southside , Free

Meet us for another night of open mic awesomeness this September! Poetry night at the Westover Hills cafe formerly known as TaZa is always a fantastic...

Richmond Ballet's 35th Anniversary Celebration
7pm

Commemorate the past, celebrate the moment, and toast to the future when we kick off our 35th Anniversary Season! As George Balanchine was famously quoted,...

The Dogtown Presenter's Series: Dark Side of the Moon
7pm
RVA Southside , Prices Vary

September 21-29 Friday & Saturday Shows at 7 PM Saturday Matinees at 3:30 PM This fall, the Dogtown Presenter’s Series is taking Richmond to the Dark Side...

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...

Count Dracula: Sep 15 - Oct 20
8pm
Colonial Heights, Chesterfield , Prices Vary

This witty, wonderful and often funny re-telling of the legendary story about the suave Count with a lust for blood will usher in the autumn season here at...

Starr Foster Dance: ANTHOLOGY
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , $

Hailed as "innovative" and "prolific " with the dancers having "superb technique" and "inherent intelligence and artistry", Starr Foster Dance remains...

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
8pm
Prices Vary

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME September 21 - October 14, 2018 Virginia Rep's November Theatre 114 W. Broad Street Written by Simon...

The Laramie Project
8pm
RVA Northside , $$

Following the brutal and senseless murder of a local young gay man, one small Wyoming town comes face to face with the reality and aftermath of cruel...

Butchertown Burlesque at the Basement
10:15pm
RVA Downtown , $

Step back in time, begin the beguine, with Butchertown Burlesque at TheatreLAB's The Basement! Boom Boom Basics presents a vintage classic burlesque,...

Friday, September 28