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Friday, February 22

4th Friday Art Shows and Opening Reception @ Art Works
Art Works Gallery

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...

RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free
Braxton Congrove: TTYL - Fellowship Exhibition
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

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...

RVA East End , Free
CALL FOR ENTRIES - IN THE GARDEN
Crossroads Art Center

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...

Henrico , $
Elizabeth Van Lew Downloadable Walking Tour
Richmond Story House

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...

RVA East End , $
"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
"WHO IS SHE? THE 'GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS! MURAL SERIES, COLLECTED"
Quirk Gallery
9am

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!...

RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free
CONTESTED FREQUENCIES CONFERENCE: SONIC REPRESENTATION IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Modlin Center for the Arts
9am

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

RVA West End , Free
 Monumental Youth
The Branch Musuem of Architecture and Design, The Branch Musuem of Architecture and Design
10am

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

RVA The Fan , $
BridgePark
10am

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...

RVA The Fan , Prices Vary
Carlton Newton: Drawings for Sculpture
Reynolds Gallery
10am

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

RVA The Fan , Free
Congo Masks: Masterpieces from Central Africa
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
10am

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

RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA The Fan , Free, $
February 2019 Art Exhibits
Richmond Public Library
10am

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

RVA Downtown , Free
For Art's Sake presents: Light-Hearted
For Art’s Sake Gallery
10am

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...

Henrico, RVA West End , Free
Fresh Paint: Murals Inspired by the Story of Virginia
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
10am

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

RVA The Fan , $
Hollar's Encyclopedic Eye: Prints from the Frank Raysor Collection
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
10am

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,...

RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA The Fan , Free
JOHN MARSHALL: HIDDEN HERO OF NATIONAL UNION
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
10am

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

RVA The Fan , Free, $, Prices Vary
January-February Exhibitions at Crossroads Art Center
Crossroads Art Center
10am, 12pm

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

Henrico , Free
Linda Hollett-Bazouzi—“Egypt: Curbs and Tea Runners”
Linda Hollett-Bazouzi
10am

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...

Henrico, RVA West End , Free, Prices Vary
Monument Avenue: General Demotion/General Devotion
The Valentine
10am

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

RVA Downtown , Free, $, Prices Vary
Oh, Shenandoah: Landscapes of Diversity
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
10am

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

RVA The Fan , Free, $, Prices Vary
Patrick Berran: In Sunshine
Reynolds Gallery
10am

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...

RVA The Fan , Free
The Art of Freedom Exhibition
Black History Museum and Cultural Center
10am

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...

RVA Arts & Cultural District , $
Tuskegee Peanut Man
Swift Creek Mill Theatre
10:15am

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...

Colonial Heights , Prices Vary
Crochet Club
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

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...

RVA Northside , Free
Hooray For Caldecott Books!
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

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

RVA East End , Free
January-February Exhibitions at Crossroads Art Center
Crossroads Art Center
12pm

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

Henrico , Free
Teen Relaxation Hour
Richmond Public Library
4pm

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...

RVA Northside , Free
Crafternoon: African Mask
Richmond Public Library
4:30pm

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

RVA Southside , Free
Ha Ha Happy Hour
RVA Laugh Club
6pm

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

RVA The Fan , Free
A Jewel-Box La Bohème
Capitol Opera Richmond, Capitol Opera Richmond
7pm

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...

RVA Downtown , $, Prices Vary
Broken Bone Bathtub
7pm, 9pm

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

Chesterfield, Henrico, RVA West End , $
Henrico Theatre Company presents Ring of Fire - The Johnny Cash Musical
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
7pm

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...

Henrico , $
Poetry Night at Westover Station
River City Poets
7pm

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...

RVA Southside , Free
Winter Lecture Series
Chesterfield Historical Society
7pm

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

Chesterfield , Free, $
ABBEY THEATRE IRELAND, "TWO PINTS"
Modlin Center for the Arts
7:30pm

“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...

RVA West End , Prices Vary
In the Red and Brown Water
VCUarts Theatre
7:30pm

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...

RVA The Fan , $, Prices Vary
Oedipus: A Gospel Myth
Firehouse Theatre
7:30pm

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...

RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , $, $$
TUCKER-BOATWRIGHT FESTIVAL FEATURING RICHMOND SYMPHONY, "SOUTH ASIAN CONNECTIONS"
Modlin Center for the Arts
7:30pm

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...

RVA West End , Prices Vary
"Becky's New Car" at CAT Theatre
CAT Theatre
8pm

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...

Henrico , $, Prices Vary
An Evening with The Piano Guys
Altria Theater
8pm

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

RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $$
ComedySportz Improv
CSz Richmond
8pm

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

Henrico, RVA West End , $
Cyrano De Bergerac
Swift Creek Mill Theatre
8pm

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...

Colonial Heights , Prices Vary, $$
Once
Virginia Rep's November Theatre, Virginia Rep's November Theatre
8pm

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...

RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , Prices Vary
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
TheatreLAB
8pm

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

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary
The Elixir of Love by Gaetano Donizetti
Virginia Opera
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)
The Tin Pan
8pm

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...

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

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

Chesterfield, Henrico, RVA West End , $

Friday, February 22