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Friday, February 22

4th Friday Art Shows and Opening Reception @ Art Works
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free

Art, music, dance, and refreshments—it’s everything you could want for an artful evening in February. The opening reception of Art Works’ winter exhibits...

Braxton Congrove: TTYL - Fellowship Exhibition
RVA East End , Free

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Exhibition Program is proud to present TTYL an exhibition of new sculptures by Braxton Congrove. TTYL is on view...

CALL FOR ENTRIES - IN THE GARDEN
Henrico , $

Online Submissions open until March 14, 2019. Crossroads Art Center and BuyRVAart.com announces an open call to artists working 2D art. Submissions must be...

Elizabeth Van Lew Downloadable Walking Tour
RVA East End , $

Download the tour and take it on your own time! This hour-long, two-mile audio tour will guide you along the streets of Church Hill and Tobacco Row while...

"New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond" Exhibition
9am
RVA Downtown , Free

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...

"WHO IS SHE? THE 'GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS! MURAL SERIES, COLLECTED"
9am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Join us in The Mezzanine at Quirk Hotel on Friday, January 11 from 5-8 pm for the opening reception of Emily Herr's solo show, Who Is She? The 'Girls! Girls!...

CONTESTED FREQUENCIES CONFERENCE: SONIC REPRESENTATION IN THE DIGITAL AGE
9am
RVA West End , Free

Part of the Tucker-Boatwright Festival, this conference will focus on issues of aesthetic decolonization, appropriation, borrowing, and influence within the...

 Monumental Youth
10am
RVA The Fan , $

This exhibit collects the designs of Richmond region high school students for the next monument on Monument Avenue. The narratives, sketches, and sculptures...

BridgePark
10am
RVA The Fan , Prices Vary

The Branch Museum is pleased to present an exhibition of the exciting BridgePark project. BridgePark is an ambitious vision to create a world-class linear...

Carlton Newton: Drawings for Sculpture
10am
RVA The Fan , Free

In his third solo exhibition with Reynolds Gallery, Newton presents a series of Sumi ink drawings on paper, alongside sculptures constructed from stainless...

Congo Masks: Masterpieces from Central Africa
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA The Fan , Free, $

In the vast and culturally diverse Congolese region of Central Africa, masks function as performance objects in rituals, ceremonies, worship, and...

February 2019 Art Exhibits
10am
RVA Downtown , Free

February 2019 Art Exhibits: The following exhibits will be on display from Friday, February 1, 2019, through Tuesday February 26, 2019: Gellman...

For Art's Sake presents: Light-Hearted
10am
Henrico, RVA West End , Free

Mark your calendar for the opening of Light-Hearted, a solo exhibition featuring the works of Robert Wiebe-King. A Richmond based artist, Wiebe-King...

Fresh Paint: Murals Inspired by the Story of Virginia
10am
RVA The Fan , $

This unprecedented exhibition brings together original large-scale artwork created by Virginia-based artists with historical objects, books, letters,...

Hollar's Encyclopedic Eye: Prints from the Frank Raysor Collection
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA The Fan , Free

This exhibition celebrates one of the least known but most remarkable and “modern” artists of the Baroque period. Focusing on his mastery of print work,...

JOHN MARSHALL: HIDDEN HERO OF NATIONAL UNION
10am
RVA The Fan , Free, $, Prices Vary

The distinguished life of John Marshall, the nation’s fourth chief justice of the Supreme Court, parallels the unfolding of the American experiment in...

January-February Exhibitions at Crossroads Art Center
10am, 12pm
Henrico , Free

Crossroads Art Center has the privilege of hosting the opening reception for the following featured exhibitions: Featured Exhibitions Juried All-Media...

Linda Hollett-Bazouzi—“Egypt: Curbs and Tea Runners”
10am
Henrico, RVA West End , Free, Prices Vary

In her current show at Crossroads Art Center, Linda Hollett-Bazouzi shares her recent experiences in Cairo, Alexandria, and Al-Fayyum Oasis. The show is a...

Monument Avenue: General Demotion/General Devotion
10am
RVA Downtown , Free, $, Prices Vary

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

Oh, Shenandoah: Landscapes of Diversity
10am
RVA The Fan , Free, $, Prices Vary

Washington D.C. artist Andrei Kushnir has recorded the history of the Shenandoah Valley through a series of paintings that capture the extraordinary beauty...

Patrick Berran: In Sunshine
10am
RVA The Fan , Free

In his first solo exhibition with Reynolds Gallery, Patrick Berran presents a group of acrylic paintings on panel and several works on paper. Berran explores...

The Art of Freedom Exhibition
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $

There are many ways to convey the meaning of freedom. This exhibition explores freedom through the eyes of Virginia-born and Virginia-based artists. And as...

Tuskegee Peanut Man
10:15am
Colonial Heights , Prices Vary

He was much more than just a peanut man! His counsel was sought by the likes of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison, but he chose to make his career at the famous...

Crochet Club
10:30am
RVA Northside , Free

Meet us every Friday to learn how to knit and crochet. Bring your own materials or just use ours! This class is open to all levels of knowledge and open for...

Hooray For Caldecott Books!
10:30am
RVA East End , Free

Special storytime featuring books that have won the prestigious Caldecott Medal (an annual award for best American picture book).

January-February Exhibitions at Crossroads Art Center
12pm
Henrico , Free

Crossroads Art Center has the privilege of hosting the opening reception for the following featured exhibitions: Featured Exhibitions Juried All-Media...

Teen Relaxation Hour
4pm
RVA Northside , Free

Join us every last Friday of the Month at 4:00PM for the Teen Relaxation Hour. During this time, you will have access to the library conference room all to...

Crafternoon: African Mask
4:30pm
RVA Southside , Free

February is Black History Month! Join us in celebration as we learn about and then create our very own African Mask.

Ha Ha Happy Hour
6pm
RVA The Fan , Free

Join RVA Laugh Club this Friday (and every Friday) and give yourself the gift of laughter, connection and community with Laughter Yoga. Created by...

A Jewel-Box La Bohème
7pm
RVA Downtown , $, Prices Vary

A 90-minute production of Puccini's classic opera with its timeless love story of Mimi and Rodolfo set amid Paris' Bohemian life. Based on the novel "Scenes...

Broken Bone Bathtub
7pm, 9pm
Chesterfield, Henrico, RVA West End , $

"A strange, comforting, and magical show that left me tremendously moved and deliriously hopeful." — DC Metro Theatre Arts Broken Bone Bathtub is an...

Henrico Theatre Company presents Ring of Fire - The Johnny Cash Musical
7pm
Henrico , $

From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique show that paints a musical portrait of The Man in Black. This foot stompin’ salute to the musical...

Poetry Night at Westover Station
7pm
RVA Southside , Free

Join us again on the Southside on 4th Fridays! Poetry night at the cafe formerly known as Zata is always a fantastic opportunity to hear and get heard, catch...

Winter Lecture Series
7pm
Chesterfield , Free, $

Join us for our 10th Annual Winter Lecture Series presented by Chesterfield Historical Society. We welcome the community to come and enjoy an evening...

ABBEY THEATRE IRELAND, "TWO PINTS"
7:30pm
RVA West End , Prices Vary

“Roddy Doyle is one of Ireland’s greatest writers.” – The Guardian Founded as a national theatre for Ireland by visionaries W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory in...

In the Red and Brown Water
7:30pm
RVA The Fan , $, Prices Vary

VCUarts Theatre is proud to present the award-winning, Tarell Alvin McCraney's play, In the Red and Brown Water. A story of relationships, potential, and...

Oedipus: A Gospel Myth
7:30pm
RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , $, $$

Sophocles' masterwork from 429 B.C. is considered by many to be one of the greatest plays ever written. Ambition, pride, fate, and free will are the...

TUCKER-BOATWRIGHT FESTIVAL FEATURING RICHMOND SYMPHONY, "SOUTH ASIAN CONNECTIONS"
7:30pm
RVA West End , Prices Vary

This evening’s performance features Reena Esmail’s Avartan and a new piece for an Indian singer and orchestra; Shirish Korde’s Lalit for cello, tabla, and...

"Becky's New Car" at CAT Theatre
8pm
Henrico , $, Prices Vary

Have you ever been tempted to flee your own life? Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management, and in a middling marriage with no prospects for...

An Evening with The Piano Guys
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $$

Hailing from Utah, The Piano Guys became an Internet sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly original self-made music videos....

ComedySportz Improv
8pm
Henrico, RVA West End , $

IMPROV COMEDY PLAYED AS A SPORT. FOR EVERYONE. ComedySportz® is fun, fast-paced, competitive improvisational comedy that's perfect for date night, party...

Cyrano De Bergerac
8pm
Colonial Heights , Prices Vary, $$

Rostand’s masterpiece tells the true, but fictionalized story of the gifted poet, musician, soldier and duelist who is kept from expressing his love for the...

Once
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , Prices Vary

February 8 - March 3, 2019 Previews February 6 and 7 The November Theatre Marjorie Arenstein Stage Based on the Film by John Carney Music and...

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
8pm
RVA Downtown , Prices Vary

Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, who returns to nineteenth century London seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed...

The Elixir of Love by Gaetano Donizetti
8pm

Be Tempted by magic… This comic opera is Donizetti’s most performed opera worldwide with sparkling effervescent tunes, emotional melodies and the quack...

Ticked Off RVA2 - Fundraiser for Lyme Disease (featuring Brickwall Jackson and and Gregg Kirk)
8pm
Henrico, RVA West End , $

Hot on the heels of their third release, Stickin' To It, Brickwall Jackson is pleased to partner for the second year in a row with Lyme Warrior and the...

Broken Bone Bathtub
9pm
Chesterfield, Henrico, RVA West End , $

"A strange, comforting, and magical show that left me tremendously moved and deliriously hopeful." — DC Metro Theatre Arts Broken Bone Bathtub is an...

Friday, February 22