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Saturday, December 21

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
Jolly Old St. Nicholas
10am, 11:30am

Presented by VA Rep on Tour! Book by Ron Barnett and Dawn Westbrook, Music and Lyrics by Ron Barnett. Jolly Old Saint Nicholas is an original holiday tale....

Henrico , $
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
Crafty Hour:  Make a book tote decal
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. This month's project:...

RVA Downtown , Free
P.A.W.S. to Read with Sprite's Hero Therapy Dogs
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Sign up for a 20 minute slot to read to a therapy dog. Build reading confidence and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with Sprite's Hero....

RVA Southside , 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
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
Jolly Old St. Nicholas
11:30am

Presented by VA Rep on Tour! Book by Ron Barnett and Dawn Westbrook, Music and Lyrics by Ron Barnett. Jolly Old Saint Nicholas is an original holiday tale....

Henrico , $
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
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 , $
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
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
Polar Express Movie
Richmond Public Library
2:15pm

Have a fun-filled Christmas Eve Eve with an all-ages viewing of the classic "The Polar Express". Snacks and beverages will be provided!

RVA East End , Free
Santa's Helper Storytime
Richmond Public Library
3pm

Come and enjoy some holiday stories, crafts and a special treat! Ages 3-8.

RVA Southside , Free
YES! Dance Festival
Firehouse Theatre, Firehouse Theatre
3pm, 8pm

K Dance is pleased to announce the program for its 21st annual YES! Dance Festival at Firehouse Theatre that will be in performance for a very limited run on...

RVA The Fan , Prices Vary
Christmas with KOS & Susan Greenbaum
4pm, 7pm

It wouldn’t be Christmas without KOS and Susan Greenbaum. Come join us for an evening filled with holiday favorites from Richmond’s own KOS and Susan...

Henrico , $
Friends and Family Day
Culture4MyKids
4pm

3rd Saturday is Friends and Family Day With Culture4MyKids. Every 3rd Saturday, we are doing something collective to celebrate arts, culture, and education....

RVA Downtown , $
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
Christmas with KOS & Susan Greenbaum
7pm

It wouldn’t be Christmas without KOS and Susan Greenbaum. Come join us for an evening filled with holiday favorites from Richmond’s own KOS and Susan...

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
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 , $$
Third Saturday Ballroom Dance
USA Dance - Richmond, Chapter #6006
7pm

Monthly dance sponsored by the Richmond Chapter of USA Dance, a non-profit devoted to the promotion of ballroom dancing as a sport and as a recreational...

Henrico , $
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
CAMP HOWARD
Gallery 5, Gallery 5
8pm

Camp Howard Doors 8pm / Show 9pm // ADV $10 / DOS $15

RVA The Fan , $, Prices Vary
Kendall Street Company's Hanukkah Eve Peppermint Schnapps Winter Solstice Special
The Broadberry Entertainment Group
8pm

Broadberry Entertainment Group Presents! Celebrate a year of the Richmond Residency with Kendall Street Company's Hanukkah Eve Peppermint Schnapps Winter...

RVA The Fan , $, 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 Stranger (A Tribute to Billy Joel)
The Tin Pan
8pm

With over 150 million records sold worldwide in a career spanning nearly 50 years, singer, songwriter, composer & performer BILLY JOEL is one of the world's...

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, $, $$
YES! Dance Festival
Firehouse Theatre, Firehouse Theatre
8pm

K Dance is pleased to announce the program for its 21st annual YES! Dance Festival at Firehouse Theatre that will be in performance for a very limited run on...

RVA The Fan , Prices Vary

Saturday, December 21