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Saturday, November 23

"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
Church of the Redeemer's 38th Annual Craft Bazaar
9am

120+ Craft Vendors, Bake Sale, Santa Claus, Santa Shop, $1.00 Donation/Door Prize, and Raffle including a Gift Card Tree, Quilt, and more. Bring a can of...

Hanover , Free
55th Annual Craft + Design Show
9:30am

Eat, drink and shop the work of over 150 artists at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond’s 55th annual Craft + Design Show, November 22-24. Attend the McKinnon...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary
Bionic Me
Science Museum of Virginia
9:30am

The Science Museum of Virginia’s newest touring exhibition “Bionic Me” showcases the ingenious medical, industrial and technological breakthroughs that have...

RVA The Fan , Prices Vary
Beyond the Lens: Jackson Ward
Black History Museum and Cultural Center
10am

Students became contemporary history makers while exploring the rich history of Jackson Ward through digital photography. They developed their own projects...

RVA Downtown , $, Prices Vary
Edward Hopper and the American Hotel
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
10am

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents the premiere of Edward Hopper and the American Hotel, the first in-depth study of hospitality settings depicted in...

RVA The Fan , $
Genworth Lights Up! Youth Series:  GOTTA DANCE
Richmond Performing Arts Alliance
10am

Join RPAA at Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts for Gotta Dance - the second installment of the Genworth Lights Up! Youth Series. We will be...

RVA Downtown , Free
Great Force Exhibition
Institute for Contemporary Art
10am

Great Force is an exhibition that uses painting, sculpture, photography, video, and performance to examine the reality of race in the United States. It will...

RVA Arts District , Free
Hey, Hey, Hey! Collection by Bill Cooper
10am

"I grew up in segregated Richmond during the fifties and sixties. There were not many people who looked like us in the media - especially on television and...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary
Monument Avenue: General Demotion/General Devotion
The Valentine
10am

A new exhibition debuting at the Valentine will conceptually reimagine Richmond’s historic Monument Avenue. Opening at the Valentine on February 14, this...

RVA Downtown , Free, $, Prices Vary
NATIVE PLACES: DRAWING AS A WAY TO SEE WITH AUTHOR/ARCHITECT FRANK HARMON
The Branch Musuem of Architecture and Design
10am

Harmon is a graduate of the Architectural Association in London and a popular professor of architecture at the North Carolina State University College of...

RVA The Fan , $, $$, Prices Vary
November 2019 Art Exhibits
Richmond Public Library
10am

The following exhibits will be on display from Friday, November 1, 2019, through Tuesday, December 3, 2019: Gellman Room & Dooley Foyer—Exhibit by the...

RVA Downtown , Free
Playback Theatre Workshop
Firehouse Theatre
10am

Playback is a theatre form where actors and musicians bring to the stage true stories and story fragments that come from the audience. Playback uses many...

RVA The Fan , $$
SUSIE GANCH, "HAVE A NICE DAY"
Quirk Gallery
10am

“Please recycle this bag.” “Please reuse this bag.” “Get an enviro-credit of 10 cents by refusing a new plastic bag.” Feel good about yourself and these...

RVA Downtown , Free
Sundry Souls: Views. Values. Vibrancy
Black History Museum and Cultural Center
10am

Sundry Souls is a collection of work created by 17 artists who are as diverse as the images depicted in their creations. Yet, they share the common thread of...

RVA Downtown , $
Woodland Heights Makers Day
10am

An arts and crafts event hosted by the Woodland Heights Civic Association to benefit Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts. Local artists and artisans...

RVA Southside , Free
Cricut Class: I Love My Library Mug
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Join us for an introductory Cricut class and learn design basics, tips and tricks. Space is limited and registration is suggested. September is National...

RVA Downtown , Free
Tuck Everlasting
Virginia Repertory Theatre
10:30am, 2pm

Natalie Babbitt's effervescent children's novel leaps from page to stage in this vibrant new musical. This Co-World Premiere, adapted from the 2016 Broadway...

RVA West End , $
Weaving Workshop
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Join local artist Laura Mae as she teaches basic weaving techniques. You'll use yarn, natural materials and items found in nature to create beautiful,...

RVA Downtown , Free
Holocaust By Bullets
Virginia Holocaust Museum
11am

The Holocaust by Bullets was the systematic killing of Jews & Roma Sinti which started before the development of the concentration camps. These mass murders...

RVA Downtown , Free
Jesse Chun, enunciating silence and
1708 Gallery
11am

1708 is pleased to present enunciating silence and, a solo exhibition of new and recent work by Jesse Chun on view from November 1 - December 8. Through...

RVA Arts District , Free
Secret Belgian Binding
Studio Two Three
11am

This is a hardcover structure was created by book artist Anne Goy, and beautifully combines the straightforward aseptic of Eastern sewing patterns with...

RVA Northside , $$$
Toddler Time
Richmond Public Library
11am

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...

RVA West End , Free
Light & Love Journal Writing Club
Richmond Public Library
11:30am

Join Rashanda every 4th Saturday for a journal writing club. Disconnect from the everyday hustle and bustle and tap into your writing skills. No registration...

RVA Southside , Free
Africa's Art in Paint & Wood
Elegba Folklore Society
12pm

Visit Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center and take in Africa’s Art in Paint & Wood. Browse through this eclectic collection of batiks from Burkina...

RVA Arts District , Prices Vary
Cinema Saturdays!
Richmond Public Library
12pm

Cinema Saturday at the Ginter Park Branch Library! Popcorn and juiceboxes available while supplies last.

RVA Northside , Free
ThinkSmall10 - 10th Biennial International Miniature Invitational Exhibition
Artspace
12pm

artspace opens the tenth installment of the ever-popular Biennial Miniature International Invitational, ThinkSmall10, on Friday, November 8. 2019 from 6 - 9...

RVA Southside , Free
Transcribe-a-thon
Library of Virginia
12pm

Join other volunteers to transcribe handwritten pages by reading written text and typing it into digital form. Participate in enhancing access to collections...

RVA Downtown , Free
Winter Exhibits and Holiday Shop at Art Works!
Art Works Gallery
12pm

Our Winter Exhibits begin the holiday season with a special gallery filled with holiday gifts—Richmond style. Everything is handmade, in Richmond—from...

RVA Southside , Free
Contested Spaces: 2019 Harnett Biennial of American Prints
University of Richmond
1pm

The 12th competitive national exhibition celebrating contemporary printmaking by artists throughout the US.

RVA West End , Free
Professional Development for Artists: Strategic Planning
Institute for Contemporary Art
1pm

How do you visualize the course of your future as an artist or creative? How can you use your skills to support your practice? How do you price your work,...

RVA Arts District , Free
Elders African Dance Class
Culture4MyKids
2pm

We want to pay homage and reverance to the requests that we have been getting from the elders to hold a dance class which will give a space to reflect the...

RVA Downtown , $
Hamilton
2pm, 8pm

HAMILTON is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , $$, $$$, Prices Vary
Playback Theatre Performance
Firehouse Theatre
2pm

​Playback is a theatre form where actors and musicians bring to the stage true stories and story fragments that come from the audience. Playback uses many...

RVA The Fan , $
SPARC Presents: Little Shop of Horrors
SPARC - Youth Performing Arts
2pm

Feed the need for musical hilarity with this delicious sci-fi smash about a man-eating plant! Get your tickets...

RVA Downtown , $$, Prices Vary
Tuck Everlasting
Virginia Repertory Theatre
2pm

Natalie Babbitt's effervescent children's novel leaps from page to stage in this vibrant new musical. This Co-World Premiere, adapted from the 2016 Broadway...

RVA West End , $
Capitol Steps: The Lyin' Kings
5pm, 8pm

Claim your seats early for this hilarious crowd pleaser! The Capitol Steps are back for more fun, laughs and shenanigans in this creative blend of music and...

Henrico , $$
Collaborative Visual Journaling Meetup
Scrap RVA
5pm

Join this group who meets on the last Saturday of every month. Share ideas and gain inspiration with Collaborative Visual Journaling. FREE! Group Leader: Nan...

RVA Northside , Free
Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
5pm

A holiday tradition featuring one million twinkling lights, handcrafted botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, firepit with s’mores and hot...

Henrico , $, Prices Vary
Sound Off Saturdays
6pm

An open mic experience you will love. Great food, intriguing people, and amazing talent. RVA's most talented show off their skills, including spoken word,...

RVA Downtown , Free
Lombardi
Firehouse Theatre
7:30pm

LOMBARDI is a play about obsession, perfection, and winning -- which were the defining characteristics of famed Green Bay Packers coach Vince...

RVA Downtown , $, $$, Prices Vary
PURE CONFIDENCE
Modlin Center for the Arts
7:30pm

by Carlyle Brown directed by Chuck Mike “One surefire crowd pleaser.” — The New York Times The high-stakes world of Civil War-era horse racing is the...

RVA West End , Free
Capitol Steps: The Lyin' Kings
8pm

Claim your seats early for this hilarious crowd pleaser! The Capitol Steps are back for more fun, laughs and shenanigans in this creative blend of music and...

Henrico , $$
Com Truise w/ Altopalo and Beshken
8pm

Com Truise "Repitition is a form of change", reads one of Brian Eno's Oblique Strategies. Seth Haley knows the concept well, and his style of technicolour...

RVA The Fan , $
Green Earrings - The Steely Dan Experience
8pm

The ten members of Green Earrings bring a myriad of experiences and influences together in a quest to accurately replicate the sounds of Steely Dan. The...

Henrico, RVA West End , $$
Hamilton
8pm

HAMILTON is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , $$, $$$, Prices Vary
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Swift Creek Mill Theatre
8pm

A different story every night! Based on Charles Dickens’ final unfinished novel, this hilarious whodunit invites the audience to solve its mystery by...

Chesterfield , $$
Times Square Angel
Richmond Triangle Players
8pm

New York, 1948. Irish O’Flanagan is the tough as nails, red-headed headliner of the Club Intime. A lifetime of hard knocks has left her bitter and with a...

RVA Arts District , Prices Vary, $, $$

Saturday, November 23