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Saturday, February 23

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 , $
CONTESTED FREQUENCIES CONFERENCE: SONIC REPRESENTATION IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Modlin Center for the Arts
12am

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
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
 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 , $
"WHO IS SHE? THE 'GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS! MURAL SERIES, COLLECTED"
Quirk Gallery
10am

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
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
Fess Up February
St. John's Church
10am

Do you live in and around Richmond? Have you NEVER been to Richmond's first church, first cemetery, and the location of Patrick Henry's famous "Give me...

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

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

Henrico , Free
Large Scale Oil-Based Monotype
Studio Two Three
10am

Explore the painterly process of monotype to create one-of-a-kind prints. This class will delve into techniques of mark making, painting, stencils, and ghost...

RVA Northside , $$
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
Powhatan Maker Fest
Powhatan County Public Library
10am

Join Powhatan Extension and Powhatan Library for family-friendly S.T.E.A.M. activities that explore science, engineering, arts, technology, and math. Youth...

Powhatan , 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 , $
Behind the Scenes Tour: "George Washington – Man Behind the Myth"
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
10:30am

Did George Washington chop down a cherry tree? Did he throw a silver dollar across the Potomac River? Did he really have wooden teeth? Discover the answer to...

RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , $
Huck & Tom and the Mighty Mississippi
Virginia Rep's Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn, Virginia Rep's Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn
10:30am, 2pm

HUCK & TOM AND THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI January 25 - March 3, 2019 The Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn Music by Ron Barnett Book by Peter...

Light & Love Journal Writing Club
Richmond Public Library
11:30am

Join Rashanda every 4th Saturday for a journal writing club. Disconnect from the everyday hustle and bustle and tap into your writing skills. No registration...

RVA Southside , Free
February - March Exhibits @ Art Works!
Art Works Gallery
12pm

See 6 new exhibits Tuesdays - Sundays, 12 PM - 6 PM. Free Admission. Exhibits include: ________________________________________ Where I've Been, Where...

RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free
OPEN COMPANY CLASS
KARAR DANCE COMPANY
12pm

Join KDC for OPEN COMPANY CLASS! Modern/Contemporary technique. Instructor information TBA! $10 Class Fee payable by cash or check AT THE DOOR. Please make...

RVA Arts & Cultural District , $
Transcribe-a-thon
Library of Virginia
12pm

Join other volunteers to transcribe handwritten pages by reading written text and typing it into digital form. Participate in enhancing access to collections...

RVA Downtown , Free
"Reviving Our Indigenous Souls" - Book Signing Event
1pm

Richmond-based author, teacher and minister Cathie Stivers visits Book People of Richmond (VA) to talk about her first published book, Reviving Our...

Henrico , Free
Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) Genealogy Workshop
Richmond Public Library
1pm

A member of the Greater Richmond, VA Chapter, AAHGS, will assist you with your genealogy research project!

RVA Downtown , Free
RVA Origami @ West End Branch Library
Richmond Public Library
1pm

RVA Origami folding meetup! All skill levels welcome. Basic supplies provided and no registration is required.

RVA West End , Free
Branch House Tours: The House That Branch Built
The Branch Musuem of Architecture and Design
2pm

Join The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design for an architectural tour of its historic home, the Branch House. See rooms rarely opened to the public and...

RVA The Fan , $
Family Flicks!
Richmond Public Library
2pm

Join us for a family friendly flick. Snacks provided! November - "Early Man", rated PG December - "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", rated PG January -...

RVA Southside , Free
Gellman Room Concert: Greater Richmond Children's Choir
Richmond Public Library
2pm

"Lyrics, Learning, and Laughter" presented by the Greater Richmond Children's Choir

RVA Downtown , Free
Huck & Tom and the Mighty Mississippi
Virginia Rep's Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn, Virginia Rep's Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn
2pm

HUCK & TOM AND THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI January 25 - March 3, 2019 The Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn Music by Ron Barnett Book by Peter...

Lego Club
Richmond Public Library
2pm

We provide the Legos- you design the build. Come create with us. Ages 5 and up with adult.

RVA East End , Free
Richmond Symphony: Beethoven in Brandermill
Richmond Symphony
2pm

The Richmond Symphony will perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Opus 68 "Pastorale,” Mozart’s Overture to Don Giovanni, and Avartan by composer...

Chesterfield , $, Prices Vary
Teen Scene: Remember the Titans
Richmond Public Library
2pm

Teen Movie: Remember the Titans. Popcorn available while supplies last.

RVA Northside , Free
ABBEY THEATRE IRELAND, "TWO PINTS"
Modlin Center for the Arts
3pm, 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
Sound Off Saturdays
6pm

An open mic experience you will love. Great food, intriguing people, and amazing talent. RVA's most talented show off their skills, including spoken word,...

RVA Downtown , 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 , $
ComedySportz Improv
CSz Richmond
7pm

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 , $
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 , $
The Crooked Road on Tour
7pm

The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail concert celebrates the traditional music that has been kept by families and communities of Southwest...

Henrico , $
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
NEUMANN LECTURE ON MUSIC, DR. GUTHRIE RAMSEY, "HIDE/MELT/GHOST: WRITING THE EARLY HISTORY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC"
Modlin Center for the Arts
7:30pm

Dr. Guthrie Ramsey, musicologist, pianist, composer, and the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Music at the University of Pennsylvania,...

RVA West End , Free
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 , $, $$
"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
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
Ron Moody & The Centaurs
The Tin Pan
8pm

Ron Moody and the Centaurs is a 53 year Virginia Tradition with Ron being the only member who has performed at every show since the band's inception December...

Henrico, RVA West End , $
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 Richmond Forum Presents Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Richmond Forum
8pm

“BATTLE SCARS: MEDICINE IN TIMES OF WAR AND DISASTER”—A practicing neurosurgeon, Dr. Sanjay Gupta is also a medical correspondent who has reported from the...

RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $$
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 , $
CSz Richmond: Solo Cup
CSz Richmond
9:30pm

The individual improv competition for the late night night crowd! Four improvisers and a host bring you your favorite games in a short form improv...

Henrico, RVA West End , $

Saturday, February 23