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Friday, April 19

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 Artists 43rd Street Festival of the Arts
$

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
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...

Faith in India: Her Faces and Spaces
8am
RVA Northside , Free

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...

"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...

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

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...

The Art of Play
9am
Henrico, RVA Northside , Prices Vary, $

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...

Tragedy of War: Japanese American Internment
9am
RVA Downtown , Free

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...

Curious George™: Let’s Get Curious!
9:30am
RVA The Fan , $

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 –...

 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...

A City Personified Exhibit
10am
RVA The Fan , $

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...

April 2019 Art Exhibits @ MAIN
10am
RVA Downtown , Free

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...

Developing Richmond: Photographs from the Cook Studio
10am
RVA Downtown , $

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...

Estelle Porter: Quiltworks
10am
Ashland , Free

“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...

For Art's Sake presents: the Small Works of James River Art League
10am
Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, RVA West End , Free

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 -...

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...

James River Art League Exhibit at For Art's Sake Gallery
10am
Henrico , Free

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...

MERENDA CECELIA - Retooled Stories and Hallowed Hulls
10am
RVA Southside , Free

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...

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

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

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...

Natural Existence
10am
Chesterfield , Free

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....

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...

Paul Ryan | Keeping Time
10am
RVA The Fan , Free

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

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

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...

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...

Book Art Fair
11am
RVA Northside , Free

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

Invasive Queer Kudzu: Richmond
11am
RVA Arts & Cultural District

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

March - April Exhibits @ Art Works
12pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free

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...

Radius 250 Exhibition
12pm
RVA Southside , Free

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

Human Categorization by Helene Ruiz
1pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

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...

S.T.E.M. Peep Parachute
4:30pm
RVA Southside , Free

Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics Join us for S.T.E.M. projects for ages 6-12 on the second Friday of every month. This month we will making Peep...

RVA LitCrawl 2019
6pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , Free

The RVA LitCrawl is a two-day reading series that takes place in the creatively vibrant Richmond, Virginia. The event began in 2017 with over 70 published...

ANIMAL CONTROL
7:30pm
RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , $$

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...

CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
7:30pm
RVA West End , Free

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

 Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England
8pm
RVA Northside , $, Prices Vary

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...

BINGO! THE WINNING MUSICAL
8pm
Henrico , $, Prices Vary

CAT Theatre presents BINGO! THE WINNING MUSICAL by Ilene Reid, Michael Heitzman, David Holcenberg, and directed by Pat Walker, opening Friday, April 19 and...

Bobby "Blackhat" Walters
8pm
Henrico, RVA West End , $$

Bobby BlackHat, Coastal Virginia Bluesman, award winning recording artist, harmonica player, vocalist, songwriter, comedian, producer, and actor hails from...

Bright Star
8pm
Colonial Heights , Prices Vary

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...

Broadway Bound
8pm
Hanover , $$, Prices Vary

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

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...

Women's Theatre Festival: MESSAGE FROM A SLAVE
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Prices Vary, $

Message from a Slave by Margarette Joyner is told in two parts: the journey of a woman’s transition from freedom into slavery and the voice of her...

Improv Arena
10:15pm
Henrico, RVA West End , $

The cage match smackdown of improv comedy! Three very different teams each perform 20 minute sets of improv, all based on audience suggestions. The crowd...

Friday, April 19