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Wednesday, April 17

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 Artists 43rd Street Festival of the Arts
43rd Street Gallery

Call for Artists for the 28th annual 43rd Street Festival of the Arts. This year, the event is Saturday, September 14th, 2019, 10 am to 5 pm. This event is...

$
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 , $
Faith in India: Her Faces and Spaces
8am

Union Presbyterian Seminary will host a free public exhibit, titled "Faith in India: Her Faces and Spaces," March 25 through May 10, 2019, at William Smith...

RVA Northside , 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
"The Color of No" Exhibition at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
9am

For this solo exhibition, Iverson explores the deceptive complexity of the word “no.” It’s a loaded word that can be empathetic and even soothing. It can...

RVA The Fan , Free
Reflections on Fashion
Montpelier Center for the Arts
9am

A one man show from local artist Mike Haubenstock, featuring his recent series of paintings of designer store windows and the reflections of the street...

Hanover , Free
The Art of Play
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

The Art of Play promises moments of joy, whimsy and enchantment as Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden comes alive with art that explores how playful interactions...

Henrico, RVA Northside , Prices Vary, $
Tragedy of War: Japanese American Internment
Virginia Holocaust Museum
9am

During World War II 120,000 ethnic Japanese on the west coast, two-thirds of them American citizens, were forced into a series of camps to live under armed...

RVA Downtown , Free
Curious George™: Let’s Get Curious!
Science Museum of Virginia
9:30am

The insatiable curiosity of Curious George – the little monkey who has captured the imagination and hearts of millions of children and adults for 65 years –...

RVA The Fan , $
 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 , $
A City Personified Exhibit
The Branch Musuem of Architecture and Design
10am

Have you ever considered what a city needs to function in an orderly manner every day? Is it the way a city places certain time restrictions on street...

RVA The Fan , $
April 2019 Art Exhibits @ MAIN
Richmond Public Library
10am

The following exhibits will be on display from Friday, April 5, 2019, through Tuesday June 4, 2019: Gellman Room, Dooley Foyer, & Dooley Hall—works in all...

RVA Downtown , Free
Developing Richmond: Photographs from the Cook Studio
The Valentine
10am

When photographer George S. Cook relocated with his family to Richmond in 1880, he arrived in a city caught between the old and the new: Richmond bustled...

RVA Downtown , $
Estelle Porter: Quiltworks
10am

“Estelle Porter: Quiltworks” open on Sunday, April 14, from 3-5pm, and runs through June 9, 2019. Gallery Hours are 10-4pm Monday-Friday (211 N. Center...

Ashland , Free
For Art's Sake presents: the Small Works of James River Art League
For Art’s Sake Gallery, For Art’s Sake Gallery
10am

Stop by and see these Small Works from the artists of the James River Art League! Show Runs: April 1 - April 29 Opening Reception: Friday, April 12th, 5 -...

Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, RVA West End , Free
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 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
James River Art League Exhibit at For Art's Sake Gallery
James River Art League
10am

James River Art League is having a "Small Works Exhibit" at For Art's Sake Gallery April 1 - 29. Reception April 12, 5-8pm. Attached painting, Memory of...

Henrico , Free
MERENDA CECELIA - Retooled Stories and Hallowed Hulls
RVANest Antiques Art & Gifts
10am

The Gallery@Nest is Proud to Present MERENDA CECELIA Retooled Stories and Hallowed Hulls. Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, March 23rd from...

RVA Southside , Free
March-April Exhibits at Crossroads Art Center
Crossroads Art Center
10am

Crossroads Art Center exhibits the work of emerging and established mid-Atlantic artists and promotes awareness and understanding of art forms, from crafts...

Henrico , Free
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
Natural Existence
Bella Arte Gallery
10am

Wildlife Artist Robert Caldwell's show opens at Bella Arte Gallery for an exhibit of his original paintings & drawings that capture unique moments in nature....

Chesterfield , Free
New Year, New You Zumba Dance Fitness Classes
Dogtown Dance Theatre
10am, 12pm

Join dancer, choreographer, and fitness veteran Elizabeth Parks in the ultimate easy-to-follow Latin/International dance-fitness party that beats any old...

RVA Southside , $
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
Paul Ryan | Keeping Time
Reynolds Gallery
10am

Marking his sixth solo exhibition with Reynolds Gallery, Keeping Time presents work from five unique series of paintings produced between 1987 and 2018, plus...

RVA The Fan , Free
Tanja Softic | Hyphae: New Prints
Reynolds Gallery
10am

In her second solo exhibition with Reynolds Gallery, Softić presents four series of works on paper, offering viewers a chance to examine the full range of...

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 District , $
Fiction Focus Senior Book Club
Richmond Public Library
10:15am

· Free! Must be a resident of the City of Richmond · Must be 55 · Must have a City of Richmond library card (free) · Books provided for one-month...

RVA The Fan , Free
PreSchool Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Join us at North Avenue Branch Library for awesome stories, tons of fun, and a special craft! Hope to see you there for a great half hour of Pre-School...

RVA Northside , Free
Preschool Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

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

RVA Downtown , Free
Storytime!
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Join us for a fun, interactive storytime with Ms. Lisa! All ages are welcome!

RVA Southside , Free
Book Art Fair
Studio Two Three
11am

A weeklong investigation of the Power of the Press, April 14-20th. DIY bookmaking, panel discussions, community workshops and a culminating book art fair...

RVA Northside , Free
Invasive Queer Kudzu: Richmond
1708 Gallery
11am

Invasive Queer Kudzu: Richmond is a participatory project and exhibition by artist and organizer Aaron McIntosh. In this ongoing project, McIntosh and...

RVA Arts District
Lunch Break Science - Solving the Mystery of Boat Collisions
Science Museum of Virginia
12pm

Pack a lunch and join us! Museum scientists and experts share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. Lunch Break Science is...

RVA The Fan , $
March - April Exhibits @ Art Works
Art Works Gallery
12pm

See 6 new exhibits and 75 artist studios. Free admission Tuesdays - Sundays 12 - 6 pm. The exhibits continue through April 20, 2019. Exhibits Include: OK...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free
New Year, New You Zumba Dance Fitness Classes
Dogtown Dance Theatre
12pm

Join dancer, choreographer, and fitness veteran Elizabeth Parks in the ultimate easy-to-follow Latin/International dance-fitness party that beats any old...

RVA Southside , $
Radius 250 Exhibition
Artspace
12pm

Selected works have been juried by Eric Walton, the Director of Walton Gallery, Inc., his family owned art gallery located in Petersburg, Virginia....

RVA Southside , Free
One More Stitch
Richmond Public Library
1pm

Meet with other community members to knit, crochet or work with other fiber arts. Share ideas and techniques, get help or give help. All levels welcome.

RVA West End , Free
Broadway Bound
Virginia Rep at Hanover Tavern, Virginia Rep at Hanover Tavern
2pm, 8pm

The third installment of Neil Simon’s autobiographical trilogy, Broadway Bound follows the blockbuster success of Virginia Rep’s 2015 production of Brighton...

Hanover , $$, Prices Vary
Craft It Up!
Richmond Public Library
3pm

Come show your creativity with fun crafts and activities! Ages 5 and older! 10/30 - construction paper candy corn and candy corn guessing game 11/13 -...

RVA Northside , Free
Homework Help/Reading Buddies
Richmond Public Library
3:30pm

Volunteers and staff will be available to help students of all ages with homework, projects and literacy skills! ¡Voluntarios y empleados estar¡n disponibles...

RVA Southside , Free
The Art of Honoring the Goddess Within Poetry Reading
Richmond Public Library
4pm

Local poet Shawna Halley will read from her book, This Body Houses a Goddess. This book is an encouragement to all girls that they can RISE up!

RVA Southside , Free
Art Explorers: Poetry
Richmond Public Library
4:30pm

Create your own poem and illustate your very own poetry chapbook. You provide the inspiration, we will provide the books! Ages 5-12

RVA West End , Free
One Richmond One Book Cleo Oliver Edison Playground Millionaire INVENTION TIME
Richmond Public Library
4:30pm

One Richmond One Book "Cleo Oliver Edison Playground Millionaire" Family Night. Are you an inventor? Have a great idea? Be an inventor entrepreneur like...

RVA Southside , Free
RVA Makers April Meetup at WPA Southside
5:30pm

Details to come! -- RVA Makers meets the third Wednesday of each month from 5:30-7:30. Join us for a chance to socialize with awesome makers and other...

Richmond & Public Art
Gallery 5
5:45pm

The public art landscape has changed significantly in Richmond over the past 10 years. Against the backdrop of continued controversy over Confederate...

RVA Arts District , Free
#wereaddiversebooks Teen Book Club
Richmond Public Library
6pm

Teens, join us the 3rd Wednesday of every month for the #wereaddiversebooks Teen Book Club. Each month we will read and discuss a new selection featuring a...

RVA Downtown , Free
Craft & Drink!
Scrap RVA
6pm

Join us for our Monthly Craft Night at our neighbors- Boogaloo's Bar & Grill! New crafts every month, with a rotating Show of Local Art! Check our website...

RVA Northside, RVA Arts District , $
One Richmond One Book Cleo Oliver Edison Playground Millionaire INVENTION TIME
Richmond Public Library
6pm

One Richmond One Book "Cleo Oliver Edison Playground Millionaire" Family Night. Are you an inventor? Have a great idea? Be an inventor entrepreneur like...

RVA Southside , Free
Pass the Mic Panel Talk
Studio Two Three
6pm

A panel of women unearthing truths in the local and international press. The speakers come from backgrounds of multi-media, journalism, radio and magazine...

RVA Northside , Free
LADIES DRAWING NIGHT
Studio Two Three
6:30pm

Ladies (and lady identifying) Night Drawing! Free and open to the (lady) public. Bring your own drawing stuff & hang out with friends or new friends while...

RVA Northside , Free
Patterson Pages: Adult Book Discussion Group - Go Tell It on the Mountain
Richmond Public Library
6:30pm

This month we are reading and discussing Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953) by James Baldwin. Copies of this title are available at the library. Please call...

RVA West End , Free
Poetry at Boogaloos!
River City Poets
7pm

Keep your April going with a dose of inspiration in RVA's Northside! Grab a spot at the bar or a cozy corner table & settle in for an evening of featured...

RVA Northside , Free
ANIMAL CONTROL
Firehouse Theatre
7:30pm

ANIMAL CONTROL is set in the manager's office of the Carson County Pound as Kim Hawkins tries to cope with the unexpected and mounting fallout from a...

RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , $$
David Sedaris
7:30pm

David Sedaris returns to the road following the release of his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious collection, Calypso. Sedaris sets his formidable...

RVA Downtown , $$
Broadway Bound
Virginia Rep at Hanover Tavern, Virginia Rep at Hanover Tavern
8pm

The third installment of Neil Simon’s autobiographical trilogy, Broadway Bound follows the blockbuster success of Virginia Rep’s 2015 production of Brighton...

Hanover , $$, Prices Vary
CONTEMPORARY FUSION CLASS
KrasH!Dance Productions
8pm

This is an free, Open-Level, Contemporary dance class fused with elements of Ballet, Jazz, and Modern. Classes focus on choreography, musicality, improv and...

RVA Arts District, RVA Southside , Free
Latin Jazz Messengers
The Tin Pan
8pm

The Latin Jazz Messengers is one of Central Virginia’s busiest bands specializing in an eclectic blend of Cuban, Brazilian and American jazz. Led by the...

Henrico, RVA West End , $
Women's Theatre Festival: PRETTY FIRE
5th Wall Theatre, 5th Wall Theatre
8pm

Pretty Fire by Charlayne Woodard is the story of two young African American sisters growing up near Albany in the 1950’s while spending summers with their...

RVA Arts District , Prices Vary, $

Wednesday, April 17