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Thursday, April 18

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
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
Book Babies
Richmond Public Library
10am

Interactive stories, rhymes, music and play! Perfect for babies from birth to 17 months with an adult/their caregiver. We hope to see you there!

RVA East End , Free
Book Babies
Richmond Public Library
10am

Interactive story, music and play for babies from birth - 17 months with their caregiver.

RVA West End , Free
Book Babies
Richmond Public Library
10am

Join us for a fun and interactive story, music and play for babies from birth to 17 months with their caregiver.

RVA Southside , 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
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 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
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
Preschool Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10am

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

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

Storytime is back for two Thursdays in April!

RVA East End , 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 , $
Family Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Join us for a fun-filled, interactive family storytime! Enjoy songs, rhymes, books and activities for ages 0-5 with an adult.

RVA Northside , Free
Library Yarns
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

If you like to knit or crochet, join this fun time of creativity at the Belmont Library. Bring you portable handwork project for an informal group...

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

Storytime is back for two Thursdays in April!

RVA East End , 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
Toddler Time
Richmond Public Library
11am

Join us for fun and interactive stories, music and play for ages 18-36 months with their caregiver.

RVA Southside , 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
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
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
Human Categorization by Helene Ruiz
Anne’s Visual Art Studio
1pm

The works in this series are about being outcast and made to feel different. In order to fit in any of the many "categories" society has forced us to all...

RVA Arts District , Free
READ Center
Richmond Public Library
1pm

The Read Center's mission is to help adults with low-level literacy develop basic reading and communication skills. Classroom instruction, one-to-one...

RVA East End , Free
Movie Matinees @ Your Library: The Bookshop
Richmond Public Library
3pm

Enjoy a movie with us that you may have missed at the theater. Snacks provided - bring a drink. All films show at 3pm every Thursday. Synopsis Florence...

RVA West End , 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
Teen Color Time
Richmond Public Library
4pm

Teens...Do you love to color? Come in, relax and create beautiful artwork with our assortment of coloring books, colored pencils and markers.

RVA East End , Free
Family Storytime
Richmond Public Library
4:30pm

A storytime for the family. Different theme each week. Come join us!

RVA Southside , Free
One Richmond One Book Humphrey Family Event Night- It's Poetry Book Making!
Richmond Public Library
4:30pm

One Richmond One Book "Friendship According to Humphrey" Family Night. Each family will receive a hard bound book to decorate and create family poems. It's...

RVA East End , Free
QUIRK OPENING: ANA RENDICH, "IN THE NAME OF HOPE"
Quirk Gallery
5pm

Ana Rendich will exhibit her work at Quirk for the very first time in her solo show, In The Name Of Hope. Join us on Thursday, April 18 from 5 to 8 pm to see...

RVA Downtown , Free
An Evening with Thomas Jefferson
Richmond Discoveries
6pm

Richmond Discoveries and Historic Tanglewood Ordinary Restaurant are teaming up to bring living history dinner events to Goochland County. "An Evening...

Goochland , $$
Classics You Forgot to Read Book Club
Richmond Public Library
6pm

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Barcia Marquez is our April read. Classics You Forgot To Read is a new book club about modern classics we all know and...

RVA East End , Free
One Richmond One Book -Cleo Oliver Edison Playground Millionaire INVENTION TIME
Richmond Public Library
6pm, 6:30pm

One Richmond One Book "Friendship According to Humphrey" Family Night. Each family will receive a hard bound book to decorate and create family poems. It's...

RVA Downtown , Free
Richmond Woodturners Monthly meeting
6pm

Monthly business meeting, show and tell, demonstration, mentoring, and fellowship. Members meeting but open to all.

Henrico , Free
Science on Tap: Planeteers!
Science Museum of Virginia
6pm

As Earth Day draws near, superheroes from across the land – uh, Virginia – are uniting in the fight to save Earth. Dig out your neon tights and dust off your...

RVA The Fan , $
Spoken Word Poetry Workshop
Richmond Public Library
6pm

Celebrate Poetry Month with The Writer's Den Join Roscoe Burnems from The Writer's Den* for this special spoken word poetry workshop. Learn about the basic...

RVA Downtown , Free
Thriving Artist Exchange
Art Works Gallery
6pm

Art Works hosts a monthly educational forum for artists. Come and learn new skills to thrive as an artist! Art Works Gallery members and Resident artists...

RVA Southside, RVA Downtown , Free
One Richmond One Book -Cleo Oliver Edison Playground Millionaire INVENTION TIME
Richmond Public Library
6:30pm

One Richmond One Book "Friendship According to Humphrey" Family Night. Each family will receive a hard bound book to decorate and create family poems. It's...

RVA Downtown , Free
Undiscovered Artists and Photographers
Weinstein JCC
7pm

The Weinstein JCC is hosting an Undiscovered Artists and Photographers exhibit in their Sara D. November art gallery from April 18-May 19, 2018. This juried...

Henrico, RVA West End , Free
WEAVING YOUR INDIGENOUS SOUL INTO YOUR MODERN LIFE
The Innerwork Center
7pm

WEAVING YOUR INDIGENOUS SOUL INTO YOUR MODERN LIFE, facilitated by Cathie Stivers, author of Reviving Our Indigenous Souls: How to Practice the Ancient to...

RVA The Fan , Prices Vary
CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
Modlin Center for the Arts
7:30pm

By Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori. Directed by Dorothy Holland. “Sensational.” – The Times Louisiana, 1963: a Confederate statue has been toppled in the...

RVA West End , Free
Minor League Team ComedySportz Match
CSz Richmond
7:30pm

The ComedySportz Minor League consists of dedicated players and improvisers who are training in all things ComedySportz. They may not have gone to the Majors...

Henrico, RVA West End , $
 Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England
Richmond Triangle Players
8pm

Dean Wreen is not having a good week. Her college is in dire financial straits and a plan to close its tiny, all-but-forgotten natural history museum is...

RVA Northside , $, Prices Vary
Bright Star
Swift Creek Mill Theatre
8pm

Inspired by a real event and featuring a Grammy-nominated bluegrass score, Broadway’s “Bright Star” tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against...

Colonial Heights , Prices Vary
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
Donna the Buffalo
The Tin Pan
8pm

Donna the Buffalo is known as one of the most dynamic and determined bands continuously touring America since 1989, The Erie Times says, "They craft...

Henrico, RVA West End , $$
Women's Theatre Festival: GOLDA'S BALCONY
5th Wall Theatre, 5th Wall Theatre, 5th Wall Theatre
8pm

Golda’s Balcony by William Gibson is a tour de force about Golda Meir and her journey from a Milwaukee schoolgirl to Prime Minister of Israel; it explores...

RVA Arts District , Prices Vary, $

Thursday, April 18