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Saturday, December 7

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
"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
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
SPARC Auditions - The Diary of Anne Frank
SPARC - Youth Performing Arts
10am

Sign up to audition for SPARC's Winter Studio Series production of The Diary of Anne Frank, directed by Heather Falks. Open to students 8th grade-12th grade....

RVA Northside , Free
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 , $
Virginia History Day Research Workshop
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
10am

Students and teachers are invited to learn more about Virginia History Day research opportunities and resources at the Virginia Museum of History &...

RVA The Fan , Free
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
We Do LEGO® Robotics Club
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Kids in grades 2-6, join us for our monthly We Do LEGO Robotics Club. Learn about robotics, teamwork, problem solving, and engineering through designing,...

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
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
Winter Print Fair
Studio Two Three
11am

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
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 , $
Holiday Market pop up with Tracy Shell Ceramics
Alma's RVA
12pm

Alma's is thrilled to welcome Richmond-based ceramic artist, Tracy Shell on Saturday December 7 from noon-4pm. Please join us! Complimentary mimosas while...

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
Harry Potter Escape Room
Richmond Public Library
1pm, 2pm

Groups of 3 to 6 people will have to use their Harry Potter knowledge to escape from the Room of Requirement. Please call or stop by the library to register....

RVA Southside , Free
Storytelling to Teach History with Dan Roberts
Book People
1pm

Join acclaimed historian Dan Roberts—known to millions as the voice of the A Moment in Time radio series—on a bite-sized romp through 500 years of American...

RVA West End , Free
SPARC Auditions - The Robber Bridegroom and Smokey Joe's Cafe
SPARC - Youth Performing Arts
1:30pm

Auditions are open for SPARC's spring Spotlight Series production of The Robber Bridegroom (6th-12th grade), directed by Chelsea Burke, and Studio Series...

RVA Northside , Free
Gellman Room Concert: Richmond Boys Choir
Richmond Public Library
2pm

The Richmond Boys Choir performs their 23rd annual concert, a holiday tradition at the Richmond Public Library. Please visit our website for more...

RVA Downtown , Free
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
Harry Potter Escape Room
Richmond Public Library
2pm

Groups of 3 to 6 people will have to use their Harry Potter knowledge to escape from the Room of Requirement. Please call or stop by the library to register....

RVA Southside , Free
Legends on Grace - RVA Rat Pack, Starring Scott Wichmann and Friends
Richmond Performing Arts Alliance
2pm, 7pm

Legends on Grace - RVA Rat Pack starring Scott Wichmann with Alexander Sapp, Jason Marks and Anthony Cosby-Knowles Scott Wichmann and his RVA Rat Pack...

RVA Downtown , $$
The Magic of Horror Film Festival
2pm

We're not just horror fans... we are all actively working in the industry that orchestrates your nightmares! We're writers, film-makers, entertainers, and...

RVA The Fan , $
Harp! The Herald Angels Play! featuring the American Youth Harp Ensemble
GreenSpring International Academy of Music
3pm

A favorite Richmond holiday tradition, this Grammy-considered ensemble will enthrall concert-goers with their performance of beloved holiday classics.

RVA West End , Prices Vary
Illumination: A Festival of Tree
4:30pm

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
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
WKNDR @Midnight Brewery
WKNDR
5:30pm

Kick off the holidays with us at Midnight Brewery! We'll be serving up covers and originals from 5:30-8:30 while you get some awesome brews and PIZZA from...

Goochland , Free
Join Najee Wilson and Chelsea Higgs Wise as we discuss the new monument Rumors of War, Najee’s part in its creation, and the importance of making space for Black creatives and meaningful counter narratives in the former confederate capital.  Gather at 6pm for casual fun.  Panel at 7.  Yoseph and Sirak spin at 9!
Black Iris
6pm

Join Najee Wilson and Chelsea Higgs Wise as we discuss the new monument Rumors of War, Najee’s part in its creation, and the importance of making space for...

RVA Arts District , Free
Wish You Were Here...with Christopher Wynn
Bella Arte Gallery
6pm

Artist Christopher Wynn has created destination art from the most beautiful places on earth! Traveling on a 5 week adventure through Europe Christopher has...

Chesterfield , Free
Date Paint&Sip 1st Saturdays
Old Towne Studio 7
6:30pm

EVERY 1st Saturday, is Date Nite Paint Party: 1st one to register can (almost always; I might have already chosen) pick the painting out!!! You come paint,...

Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, Prince George , $$
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 , $
First 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...

RVA West End , $
Legends on Grace - RVA Rat Pack, Starring Scott Wichmann and Friends
Richmond Performing Arts Alliance
7pm

Legends on Grace - RVA Rat Pack starring Scott Wichmann with Alexander Sapp, Jason Marks and Anthony Cosby-Knowles Scott Wichmann and his RVA Rat Pack...

RVA Downtown , $$
Tempers w/ Skeleton Hands, Lunacy and True Body
Gallery 5, Gallery 5
7pm

Broadberry Entertainment Group Presents! Tempers w/ Skeleton Hands, Lunacy and True Body Rest in Pieces presents: A night of darkwave~ ...

RVA Arts District , $
The Hip Abduction w/ Signal Fire
The Broadberry Entertainment Group
7pm

The Hip Abduction Sometimes inspiration strikes from the immersion of living in a far away place. The view of the ocean. The sound of a rainforest at...

RVA The Fan , $
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
O Beauty: A Baroque Christmas from Around the World
7:30pm

Bass singer Peter Walker (“rich-voiced” and “vivid”, New York Times) and soprano Katelyn Aungst (“supple, haunting soprano”, Washington Post) join the...

RVA Downtown , $
TAYLOR MAC'S "HOLIDAY SAUCE"
Modlin Center for the Arts
7:30pm

Hot on the very high heels of the wildly successful epic extravaganza, A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, the incomparable Taylor Mac makes his Richmond,...

RVA West End , Prices Vary, $, $$
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
Marcus Johnson Smooth Jazz Christmas
The Tin Pan
8pm

Marcus Johnson is an independent Billboard-ranked, internationally acclaimed jazz keyboardist, and NAACP Image Award Nominee. While pursuing his JD and MBA...

Henrico, RVA West End , $$
Shady Grove Coffeehouse Third Annual Holiday Concert
8pm

On Saturday, December 7, the Shady Grove Coffeehouse continues its nineteenth season with its annual Holiday Concert. The concert features the UUCC choir...

Ashland, Goochland, Henrico , $
Symphony Pops 2: Let It Snow!
Richmond Symphony
8pm

Celebrate the holidays with a concert featuring the sounds of the season! Join the Richmond Symphony and Richmond Symphony Chorus for this magical annual...

RVA Downtown , $$, $$$, Prices Vary
The Fritz (with Lefthnd)
The Broadberry Entertainment Group
8pm

Broadberry Entertainment Group Presents! The Fritz with Lefthnd (Scott Lane, Kenneka Cook, Andrew Carper, Jacob Briggs) Don't get ripped off! The only...

RVA The Fan , $
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, December 7