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Saturday, December 14

CALL FOR ENTRIES - JANUARY 2020 JURIED ALL MEDIA SHOW
Crossroads Art Center

Crossroads Art Center is excited to announce that we will be accepting online only entries for the All-Media shows effective December 1, 2019 for the January...

Henrico , $
Art Inspired: a BOJUart pop-up exhibition
8:30am

BOJUart gallery, located in Virginia Beach, is pleased to announce Art Inspired, a pop-up exhibition of BOJUart gallery artists hosted by the Gallery at 17...

RVA Arts District , Free
Illumination: A Festival of Tree
9am

Opening: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 4:30-7pm following The Center’s annual Tree Lighting. Santa and his elves will be on site for a visit with the...

Henrico , Free
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
43rd St Gallery Holiday Open House
43rd Street Gallery
10am

43rd Street Gallery HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE The kick-off weekend is Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 29, 30 and December 1. The Open House hours will...

RVA Southside , Free
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
December 2019 Art Exhibits
Richmond Public Library
10am

December 2019 Art Exhibits The following exhibits will be on display from Friday, December 6, 2019, through Monday, December 30, 2019: Gellman Room—Color...

RVA Downtown , Free
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 , $
Hamilton and The Virginians
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
10am

The “ten-dollar Founding Father” will take over the Virginia Museum of History & Culture to coincide with the Virginia tour of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s...

RVA The Fan , Prices Vary
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
Merry Christmas Charlie Brown
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
10am

For millions of Americans, it really isn’t Christmas until they have watched A Charlie Brown Christmas at least once! This exhibition examines the making of...

RVA The Fan , Prices Vary
Sparkle Plenty X RJM Artist Project
Quirk Gallery
10am

Sparkle Plenty, now in it’s fourteenth year, is Quirk Gallery’s favorite holiday tradition. This year’s exhibit is co-curated by Susie Ganch and Kathleen...

RVA Downtown
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 , $
Drifty’s Naughty or Nice List
Swift Creek Mill Theatre
10:15am, 1pm

The "Naughty or Nice" list is missing, and Private Ivan Einstein is on the case. Drifty the Snowman gets to help investigate, which means everyone ends up a...

Colonial Heights , $, Prices Vary
3D Printer Class
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Dive into 3D printing at the Library! Learn the basics of 3D modeling and printing using the design software Tinkercad. Space is limited and registration is...

RVA Downtown , Free
Family Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Join us for a fun-filled, interactive story time! Story time aims to instill a love of reading with songs, rhymes, books and activities for ages 0-5 with an...

RVA Southside , Free
"The Tomtes' Christmas Porridge: A Wintry Mix of Scandinavian Story and Song"
City Singers Youth Choirs
11am

"The Tomtes' Christmas Porridge: A Wintry Mix of Scandinavian Story and Song" presented by City Singers Youth Choirs and friends. A family- and sensory-...

RVA The Fan , Free
ComedySportz Minor League Match
CSz Richmond
11am

The ComedySportz Minor League consists of dedicated players and improvisers who are training in all things ComedySportz. They may not have gone to the Majors...

Henrico, RVA West End , $
Holiday Ceramics Market & Party!
Hand/Thrown
11am

Come hang with us for our second annual market party! Refreshments, snacks, lots of ceramics. SHOP WORKS BY: East Clay, Emily Wicks, Honey Honey Ceramics,...

RVA Northside , Free, Prices Vary
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
QUIRK Pop-Up: Mimosas With Joseph & JS (and Robby Mook)
Quirk Gallery
11am

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and the season just wouldn’t be complete without Quirk’s favorite holiday tradition, Mimosas with Joseph & JS (and,...

RVA Downtown
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
Monster Drawing Rally
1708 Gallery
11:30am

Join us for an afternoon of lively art-making and watch your favorite artists at work! With an extended timeline and an added 4th shift, MDR will now feature...

RVA Arts District , Free, $, Prices Vary
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
Family Flicks! - Nightmare Before Christmas
Richmond Public Library
12pm

Join us for a family friendly flick! (age 7 and up) Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas" is rated PG and is 1 hour and 16 minutes long. Snacks...

RVA Downtown , Free
Holiday Highlight Tours
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
12pm

Looking for something to do this holiday season? Make a day of it at VMHC! Join us for a highlight tour of our permanent The Story of Virginia exhibition...

RVA The Fan , $
Holiday Market Pop Up with Rebelle Naturelle skincare
Alma's RVA
12pm

Richmond-based Rebelle Naturelle is back at Alma's with her incredible all natural skincare. This black woman owned business uses her platform to champion...

RVA Northside , Free
Soul Santa @ the BHMVA!
Black History Museum and Cultural Center
12pm

Yes! It's almost that time of year again! Time for Soul Santa to make his annual visit to the BHMVA. On the first two Saturdays in December, the BHMVA will...

RVA Downtown , 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
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
Chocolate-Making Demonstrations
1pm

Join us on a journey through history and discover the ways in which chocolate was prepared and enjoyed in 18th-century Virginia. See chocolate being made...

RVA The Fan , Free
Drifty’s Naughty or Nice List
Swift Creek Mill Theatre
1pm

The "Naughty or Nice" list is missing, and Private Ivan Einstein is on the case. Drifty the Snowman gets to help investigate, which means everyone ends up a...

Colonial Heights , $, Prices Vary
History in Focus: Christmas Through the Centuries
1pm

All ages. Explore historical topics in detail with staff-led specialty tours that use the historic structures and artifacts as touchstones to the past....

Henrico , Free
Pet Portraits Through Screen Monoprint
Studio Two Three
1pm

Bring a photo or drawing of your pet and make a colorful screen monoprint. Each screen monoprint you will make is one of a kind! Using chalk pastels and...

RVA Northside , $$
A study of English during the Downton Era
2pm

Hear Nancy Parrish discuss great English country houses, the adventures of the Churchills, and the notorious lives of the Mitford family before signing her...

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 , $
Gellman Room Concert:  The Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia
Richmond Public Library
2pm

The Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia present a concert. Free and open to the public.

RVA Downtown , Free
LEGO Club
Richmond Public Library
2pm

Ages 5 join us for LEGO robotics, animation, and free building & play. Typically meets every second Saturday.

RVA Southside , Free
Richmond Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER
Richmond Ballet
2pm, 7pm

This season marks Artistic Director Stoner Winslett’s 40th time staging her continually evolving, acclaimed version of The Nutcracker. Tchaikovsky’s familiar...

RVA Downtown , $$, $$$, Prices Vary
South Hill Snowdown feat South Hill Banks, The Grass is Dead, and more!
The Broadberry Entertainment Group
3pm

Broadberry Entertainment Group Presents! ** The Annual SOUTH HILL SNOW DOWN is back! ** Featuring a full day of music from South Hill Banks, The Grass Is...

RVA The Fan , Prices Vary, $
James River Parade of Lights
4pm

Celebrate the season with a lighted boat parade sponsored by the James River Advisory Council in cooperation with Henrico Recreation and Parks, Chesterfield...

Henrico, Chesterfield, RVA Downtown , Free
Running Again with Ron Smith
Book People
4pm

From Jimmy Hoffa to Jesse Owens, from public affairs to private griefs, from the horrors of World War II to the aching waste of Vietnam, family conflict to...

RVA West End , 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
The Richmond Night Market
5pm

A monthly social embedded in the heart of the arts and culture scene of Richmond, Virginia, the Richmond Night Market (RNM) is a refreshing destination...

RVA Downtown , Free, Prices Vary
ComedySportz ALL-STARS - Improv Festivus #6
CSz Richmond
6pm

ComedySportz ALL-STARS - Players from Richmond, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Boston, New York City, Quad Cities & Indianapolis are...

Henrico, RVA West End , $
Alice in Wonderland - Gala Performance
Soul Aerial
7pm

"Down the Rabbit Hole" we go into an aerial cirque adventure with Alice in Wonderland. Presented by SOUL Aerial & Performing Arts Center in support of...

Henrico , Prices Vary, $$
Masters of Soul
7pm

Masters of Soul is a celebration of the legendary songs and performers that defined Motown and soul music. Don’t miss this epic performance featuring...

Henrico , $$
Richmond Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER
Richmond Ballet
7pm

This season marks Artistic Director Stoner Winslett’s 40th time staging her continually evolving, acclaimed version of The Nutcracker. Tchaikovsky’s familiar...

RVA Downtown , $$, $$$, Prices Vary
Susto w/ Indianola
The Broadberry Entertainment Group
7pm

Broadberry Entertainment Group Presents! Susto w/ Indianola at Richmond Music Hall Saturday, December 14th Doors at 7, Music at 8 $15 Mobility has always...

RVA Downtown , $, Prices Vary
THE WILD WOMEN OF WINEDALE
CAT Theatre
7pm

Join Chamberlayne Actors Theatre for the second show of their 56th Season THE WILD WOMEN OF WINEDALE by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten. Three...

Henrico , $$
Winter Wonderland featuring the Virginia Choristers
GreenSpring International Academy of Music
7pm

Virginia Choristers annual holiday concert. An event for the entire family, make your holiday season bright by enjoying the angelic voices of the Virginia...

RVA West End , Prices Vary
Jewish Family Theater presents “Gypsy”
Weinstein JCC
7:30pm

Regarded by many theater professionals as the greatest musical ever created, “Gypsy” is the ultimate tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her...

RVA West End , $, Prices Vary
A HEATHEN HOLIDAY REVUE
Gallery 5, Gallery 5
8pm

Selene Noire has consulted Santa's naughty list to bring you the show you didn't know you wanted for this holiday season! A Heathen Holiday Revue is a...

RVA The Fan , $, Prices Vary
Friday Sessions
8pm

This is the last Friday Sessions of 2018. Don't get teary eyed we will be back in 2019. We plan on giving you that great vibe we always give you. Check out...

Chesterfield, RVA Southside , Free
IMPROV FESTIVUS Show #7
CSz Richmond
8pm

Improv Festivus is a celebration of improv with performers and troupes from across the country! 3 nights, 8 shows and over 100 performers! The penultimate...

Henrico, RVA West End , $
a pop/rock concert about love & life
HATTheatre
8pm

Need something happy in your life? Wanna dance and sing along? It's not a play, it's not a traditional musical. It's a party! Need something happy in your...

Henrico , 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 , $$
The Taters Christmas Album CD Release Party
The Tin Pan
8pm

Members: Craig Evans (vocals, bass, piano); Brad Tucker (vocals, guitar, bass); Greg Marrs (vocals, guitar, mandolin, banjo); Chris Mendez (vocals, drums,...

Henrico, RVA West End , $$
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, $, $$
IMPROV FESTIVUS Show #8
CSz Richmond
10pm

Improv Festivus is a celebration of improv with performers and troupes from across the country! 3 nights, 8 shows and over 100 performers! Show #8 - the...

Henrico, RVA West End , $
IMPROV FESTIVUS Show #5
CSz Richmond
11pm

Improv Festivus is a celebration of improv with performers and troupes from across the country! 3 nights, 8 shows and over 100 performers! Friday night's...

Henrico, RVA West End , $

Saturday, December 14