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Events

Wednesday, January 2

All month, every month--Book-a-Librarian, Coupon Swap & Coloring
RVA Southside , Free

Reserve one-on-one time with library staff. Clip, swap and share manufacturers' coupons. Pick up free coloring sheets for young and old at the front desk.

Joanna Tyka: Contradictions--Abstracts and Cityscapes
Henrico, RVA West End , Free

Abstract and figurative forms are in contradiction to each other, but for Joanna Tyka, they’re parallel forms of her artistic expression. “I love to create...

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...

"New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond" Exhibition
9am
RVA Downtown , Free

Recent estimates place the number of foreign-born Virginians at just under one million, or about one in every eight people in the state. The composite...

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...

Congo Masks: Masterpieces from Central Africa
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA The Fan , Free, $

In the vast and culturally diverse Congolese region of Central Africa, masks function as performance objects in rituals, ceremonies, worship, and...

For Art's Sake presents: Holiday Small Works Show
10am
Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, RVA West End , Free

Stop in this holiday season to see one of our favorite annual exhibits here at For Art's Sake! Our juried and judged Holiday Small Works Show features works...

Fresh Paint: Murals Inspired by the Story of Virginia
10am
RVA The Fan , $

This unprecedented exhibition brings together original large-scale artwork created by Virginia-based artists with historical objects, books, letters,...

November-December 2018 Exhibits
10am
Henrico , Free

Crossroads Art Center exhibits the work of emerging and established mid-Atlantic artists and promotes awareness and understanding of art forms, from crafts...

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...

Sandy Bond Retrospective
10am
RVA The Fan , $, Prices Vary

Join us at The Branch Museum and see the amazing sculptures of accomplished Architect Sandy Bond. His focus on materials in his architectural projects is...

Preschool Storytime
10:30am
RVA Downtown , Free

Join us for our fun, interactive and educational storytime featuring books, songs, rhymes and activities! For ages 3-5 with an adult.

Preschool Storytime
10:30am
RVA Southside , Free

Join us for our fun, interactive and educational storytime featuring books, songs, rhymes and activities! For ages 3-5 with an adult.

Story Time
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.

Cheerio Self Portrait
11am
RVA Northside , Free

New Year, New Me. Join us as we use Cheerios to make a picture of ourselves.

Winter Exhibits @ Art Works!
12pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA Southside

The exhibits continue through January 19, 2019. Admission is free and open to the public, 12 pm - 6 pm Tuesdays - Sundays. The Made in RVA Holiday Gallery...

One More Stitch
1pm
RVA West End , Free

Meet with other community members to knit, crochet or work with other fiber arts. Share ideas and techniques, get help or give help. All levels welcome.

Sister Act
2pm

Based on the 1992 hit movie starring Whoopi Goldberg, this musical follows the fallen showgirl, Deloris Van Cartier, as she unexpectedly finds sisterhood and...

A 1940's Radio Christmas Carol
2:30pm
Colonial Heights, Petersburg , Prices Vary, $$

In this long-awaited sequel to the popular musical “The 1940’s Radio Hour,” it’s Christmas Eve, 1943, and the Feddington Players are now broadcasting from a...

Homework Help/Reading Buddies
3:30pm
RVA Southside , Free

Volunteers and staff will be available to help students of all ages with homework, projects and literacy skills! ¡Voluntarios y empleados estar¡n disponibles...

 Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights
5pm
Henrico , $

Nov. 23, 2018–Jan. 7, 2019 (Closed Dec. 24 & 25), Nightly 5–10 p.m. A holiday tradition featuring one million twinkling lights, handcrafted botanical...

"I><YOU><WE" Exhibition Opening at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond
6pm
RVA The Fan , Free

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond presents an exhibition of work by Emmy Bright, Jessica Heikes and Leigh Suggs titled “I>

RVA Game Jams
6:30pm
RVA Downtown , Free

RVA Game Jams is a community project created to get video game developers and enthusiasts from the Richmond area together to participate in game jams, learn...

Sip N Stitch Sewing Circle
6:30pm
RVA Northside , Free

Monthly meet up for all sorts of needle artists! Bring a project and something to sip on, and dedicate a few hours this week to being creative and sharing...

CONTEMPORARY FUSION CLASS
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Southside , Free

This is an free, Open-Level, Contemporary dance class fused with elements of Ballet, Jazz, and Modern. Classes focus on choreography, musicality, improv and...

Wednesday, January 2