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Friday, December 6

Atlas Holiday Market Opening
Art180

The most merry event of the season. The sixth annual Atlas Holiday Market opens this First Fridays, December 6. The perfect place to find one-of-a-kind finds...

RVA Arts District , Free
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 , $
December 2019 Art Exhibits
Richmond Public Library

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
Handel’s Messiah
Richmond Symphony
7:30am

Don’t miss the Richmond Symphony and Richmond Symphony Chorus performing Handel’s masterwork, a holiday classic that has delighted Richmonders for generations.

RVA Downtown , $$, Prices Vary
Winter Print Fair
Studio Two Three
8am

Art from scores of local makers, a grilled cheese & tomato soup bar, and holiday cheer! What more could you ask for?! Come to Studio Two Three’s Winter Print...

RVA Northside , Free, Prices Vary
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
"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
Holocaust By Bullets
Virginia Holocaust Museum
9am

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
Sparkle Plenty X RJM Artist Project
Quirk Gallery
9am

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
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
Aggie Zed: Zed's Zeds
Randolph Macon College - Flippo Gallery
10am

An exhibition of paintings/drawings, ceramic & mixed metal works by Aggie Zed. Intimate in scale, Zed's work is both physically and emotionally layered and...

Ashland , 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
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
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 , $
Preschool Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

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

RVA East End , Free
Storytimes with Ripple!
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Join RIPPLE at a special winter storytime. RIPPLE loves sharing his favorite stories, especially ones about the library! Each child will receive a book to...

RVA East End , 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
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
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
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
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
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
First Fridays Art Walk
RVA First Fridays
5pm

Join us for the Downtown Neighborhood's monthly art walk! Galleries, shops, restaurants, non-profits, and more open their doors in celebration of art and...

RVA Arts District , Free
Freedom Friday at the BHMVA!
Black History Museum and Cultural Center
5pm

Freedom Friday is back @ the BHMVA! Come by on the first Friday of the month and enjoy live Jazz and free admission to the museum's exhibitions.

RVA Downtown , Free
Uptown Gallery Offers Gifts & Peace for the Holidays
Uptown Gallery
5:30pm

Come see "Quiet Moments" and find a little peace during the holidays. Artists from all over Richmond created these scenes to soothe and calm, and Uptown...

RVA The Fan , Free
"AERO OBSOLETA" PHOTOS BY ALLEN JONES OPENING RECEPTION
Black Iris
6pm

In his latest body of work, Aero Obsoleta, Allen Jones blends his interests in military aircraft and aviation. This series of discarded, obsolete and...

RVA Arts District
"Stella's Box" by Rob Carter
6pm

It’s no secret that corporations are marketing masters when it comes to selling damaging and harmful products to children and adults — profiting billions...

RVA Northside , Free
Ada and the Engine by Lauren Gunderson
VCUarts Theatre
6:45pm, 7:30pm

As the British Industrial Revolution dawns, young Ada Byron Lovelace (daughter of the flamboyant and notorious Lord Byron) sees the boundless creative...

RVA The Fan , Free
3 Penny Theatre presents "A Christmas Carol: a ghost story for Christmas"
Three-Penny Theatre
7pm

Everyone knows Scrooge’s story but you’ve never seen it told like this before -professional actor Ray Carver, as Scrooge’s creator Charles Dickens, tells the...

RVA West End , $
An Evening of Holiday Brass - Featuring Brass 5
7pm

Celebrate the holidays with Brass 5, one of America’s most successful educational ensembles! Brass 5 offers an evening of Christmas treasures - from...

Henrico , $
First Friday: Benae Beamon
Institute for Contemporary Art
7pm

On First Friday, Benae Beamon presents a tap performance titled Time Blackened for the Capture of Dawn, commissioned by the ICA as part of Great Force. As a...

RVA Arts District , Free
Jen Kirkman: A Night of Comedy with a Little Christmas with Kat Malone
7pm

Jen Kirkman is in town with stories and jokes that you have not already seen on Netflix! And since it’s almost Christmas there will be some Holiday themed...

RVA The Fan , $
Late Night Radio w/ Daily Bread
The Broadberry Entertainment Group
7pm

Broadberry Entertainment Group Presents! Late Night Radio The story of Late Night Radio starts in what might seem to be the most unexpected of places:...

RVA Downtown , $
Salsa Fuego Friday
7pm

Come dance or watch the sun set while enjoying some refreshing craft brew on Tabol's amazing deck. Enjoy an evening dancing under the stars with your friends...

RVA Downtown , Free
Ada and the Engine by Lauren Gunderson
VCUarts Theatre
7:30pm

As the British Industrial Revolution dawns, young Ada Byron Lovelace (daughter of the flamboyant and notorious Lord Byron) sees the boundless creative...

RVA The Fan , Free
Enter The Haggis
The Tin Pan
8pm

For the better part of two decades, Toronto’s Enter The Haggis has combined bagpipes and fiddles with a rock rhythm section to create a distinctively...

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
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 , $$
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, $, $$

Friday, December 6