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Saturday, January 5

Elizabeth Van Lew Downloadable Walking Tour
Richmond Story House

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...

RVA East End , $
January 2019 Art Exhibits
Richmond Public Library

January 2019 Art Exhibits The following exhibits will be on display from Friday, January 4, 2019, through Tuesday January 29, 2019: Gellman...

RVA Downtown , Free
Joanna Tyka: Contradictions--Abstracts and Cityscapes
Weinstein JCC

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...

Henrico, RVA West End , Free
Monumental: Richmond’s Monuments (1607-2018)
The Valentine

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...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary
"I><YOU><WE" Exhibition Opening at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
9am

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

RVA The Fan , Free
"New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond" Exhibition
Library of Virginia
9am

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...

RVA Downtown , Free
Arnold's Raid on Richmond
St. John's Church
9am

9:00 - 12:00 programs at St. John's Church featuring: Revolutionary Richmond with Bert Dunkerly, Park Ranger, Richmond National Battlefield Park & Maggie L....

RVA Downtown , Free
Art Show
RVA Creative Wellness Center
9am

Visit our Gallery/Mindfulness Studio to view Brian Korte's amazing Lego Portraits! Brian started Brickworkz LLC, in collaboration with Project: Just Like...

RVA The Fan , Free
Congo Masks: Masterpieces from Central Africa
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
10am

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

RVA Arts District, RVA The Fan , Free, $
For Art's Sake presents: Holiday Small Works Show
For Art’s Sake Gallery
10am

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...

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

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...

Henrico, RVA West End , Free
Fresh Paint: Murals Inspired by the Story of Virginia
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
10am

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

RVA The Fan , $
November-December 2018 Exhibits
Crossroads Art Center
10am

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

Henrico , Free
Oh, Shenandoah: Landscapes of Diversity
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
10am

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

RVA The Fan , Free, $, Prices Vary
Pandemic: Richmond
10am

May 10, 2018–January 6, 2019 Regular Museum Admission Price Pandemic: Richmond explores the repeated storms of disease that have swept through the city....

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , $
Pretty Powerful: Fashion and Virginia Women
10am

April 26, 2018–January 27, 2019 Regular Museum Admission Price Drawing on the Valentine’s extensive collection of historic and contemporary costume, Pretty...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , $
Sandy Bond Retrospective
10am

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...

RVA The Fan , $, Prices Vary
Break Glass: Art by VL Cox
Virginia Holocaust Museum
11am

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

RVA Downtown , Free
Open Office + Ext. 1708
1708 Gallery
11am

Opening Reception: Friday, January 4, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Open Office + Ext. 1708 is a research-driven, participatory project held during the month of...

RVA Arts District , Free
Winter Exhibits @ Art Works!
Art Works Gallery
12pm

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...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA Southside
#InHonor
Candela Books and Gallery
1pm

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...

RVA Arts District , Free
Chocolate-Making Demonstrations
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
1pm

Join us on a journey through history and discover the ways in which chocolate was prepared and enjoyed in 18th-century Virginia. Guests will have the...

RVA Arts District, RVA The Fan , Free
Saturday Sewing Sessions: Using and altering sewing patterns
Richmond Public Library
1pm

Always wanted to learn how to sew but don't know where to start? Join us for Saturday sewing sessions to gain the skills and confidence you need to make your...

RVA Southside , Free
"We Girls Have it Good Today!" Author Talk & Living History Event
Richmond Public Library
2pm

Experience Revolutionary history up close with author Libby Carty McNamee and historian/re-enactor Cheryl Childress. McNamee's debut novel, Susanna's...

RVA Downtown , Free
Cinema Saturdays @ Your Library!
Richmond Public Library
2pm

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 meeting room...

RVA Northside , Free
Lego Club
Richmond Public Library
2pm

For ages 5-12 years. Join us for free play with legos. We provide the legos, you provide the imagination.

RVA Northside , Free
A 1940's Radio Christmas Carol
Swift Creek Mill Theatre
2:30pm, 8pm

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...

Colonial Heights, Petersburg , Prices Vary, $$
 Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights
Art on Wheels, Art on Wheels, Art on Wheels, Art on Wheels
5pm

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...

Henrico , $
The 39th Annual Trees of Christmas
Petersburg Area Art League
6pm

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...

Petersburg , Free
ComedySportz Improv
CSz Richmond
7pm

IMPROV COMEDY PLAYED AS A SPORT. FOR EVERYONE. ComedySportz® is fun, fast-paced, competitive improvisational comedy that's perfect for date night, party...

Henrico, RVA West End , $
Legends on Grace - FOREVER ELLA
Richmond Performing Arts Alliance
7pm

They are considered legends of Richmond theatre stages, often sharing the songs and musings of the music and theatre legends of yesteryear. Join us for this...

RVA Downtown , $, $$
A 1940's Radio Christmas Carol
Swift Creek Mill Theatre
8pm

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...

Colonial Heights, Petersburg , Prices Vary, $$
Matt Schuler
The Tin Pan
8pm

Matthew Schuler is a singer/songwriter from Yardley, Pennsylvania. He came to national attention as a contestant on Season Five of NBC’s The...

Henrico, RVA West End , $
Sister Act
Virginia Rep's November Theatre, Virginia Rep's November Theatre
8pm

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

CSz Richmond: Solo Cup
CSz Richmond
9:30pm

The individual improv competition for the late night night crowd! Four improvisers and a host bring you your favorite games in a short form improv...

Henrico, RVA West End , $

Saturday, January 5