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Thursday, January 3

Elizabeth Van Lew Downloadable Walking Tour
RVA East End , $

Download the tour and take it on your own time! This hour-long, two-mile audio tour will guide you along the streets of Church Hill and Tobacco Row while...

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...

"I><YOU><WE" Exhibition Opening at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond
9am
RVA The Fan , Free

Emmy Bright, Jessica Heikes and Leigh Suggs Guest curated by Lauren Ross While these three artists live in different cities (Detroit, Kansas City and...

"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...

James River Art League Exhibit at Cultural Arts Center Glen Allen
9am
Henrico , Free

Visit James River Art League exhibit at Cultural Arts Center Glen Allen at the Slantwall Gallery. Artwork - Arundel England Swan, by Lynn Mitchell

James River Art League Exhibits at Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center
9:30am
Henrico , Free

James River Art League will exhibit more than 30 original paintings at Cultural Arts Center Glen Allen on Slantwall Gallery.

Book Babies
10am
RVA West End , Free

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

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...

For Art's Sake presents: Light-Hearted
10am
Henrico, RVA West End , Free

Mark your calendar for the opening of Light-Hearted, a solo exhibition featuring the works of Robert Wiebe-King. A Richmond based artist, Wiebe-King...

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...

Oh, Shenandoah: Landscapes of Diversity
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , Free, $, Prices Vary

Washington D.C. artist Andrei Kushnir has recorded the history of the Shenandoah Valley through a series of paintings that capture the extraordinary beauty...

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....

Preschool Storytime
10am
RVA East End , Free

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

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...

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...

Toddler Time
11am
RVA West End , Free

Join us for fun and interactive stories, music and play for ages 18-36 months with their caregiver. First Thursday of each month features a bilingual story...

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...

READ Center
1pm
RVA East End , Free

The Read Center's mission is to help adults with low-level literacy develop basic reading and communication skills. Classroom instruction, one-to-one...

Movie Matinees @ Your Library: RBG
3pm, 5:30pm
RVA West End , Free

Enjoy a movie with us that you may have missed at the theater. Snacks provided - bring a drink. All films show at 3pm & 5:30pm every...

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...

Teen Color Time
4pm
RVA East End , Free

Teens...Do you love to color? Come in, relax and create beautiful artwork with our assortment of coloring books, colored pencils and markers.

Family Storytime
4:30pm
RVA Southside , Free

A storytime for the family. Different theme each week. Come join us!

 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...

#InHonor
5pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Opening Reception & Artist Talk | Thursday, January 3rd, from 5 – 8 pm First Friday Art Walk | Friday, January 4th, from 5 – 9 pm Candela Gallery is...

Movie Matinees @ Your Library: RBG
5:30pm
RVA West End , Free

Enjoy a movie with us that you may have missed at the theater. Snacks provided - bring a drink. All films show at 3pm & 5:30pm every...

The 39th Annual Trees of Christmas
6pm
Petersburg , Free

On December 14, for Friday for the Arts, PAAL will host the 39th Annual Trees of Christmas. Come see the trees by Alibi Resturant; Alpha Kappa Alpha...

Poetry & Jazz Tasting
7pm
RVA Downtown , Free

Kick off the new year with live tunes & local talent! Join us at C'est Le Vin as we raise a glass to 2019 with a generous dose of vino & verse!

Sister Act
7pm

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
8pm
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...

Thursday, January 3