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Saturday, April 20

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...

"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...

Book Art Fair
10am
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...

Family Storytime
10am
RVA Southside , Free

Join us for a fun-filled, interactive story time! Story time aims to instill a love of reading with songs, rhymes, books and activities for ages 0-5 with an...

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...

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...

P.A.W.S. to Read with Sprite's Hero Therapy Dogs
10:30am
RVA Southside , Free

Sign up for a 20 minute slot to read to a therapy dog. Build reading confidence and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with Sprite's Hero....

The Reader's Friend Book Store
10:30am
Hopewell , Free

The Reader's Friend Book Store offers gently used books, cds, and dvds for bargain prices. Proceeds benefit all ARLS libraries.

Classic Movie Saturday
11am
Hopewell , Free

Enjoy a classic movie at the Hopewell Library! Go to https://www.arls.org/ to see what movies are playing.

Family Movie Time!
11am
RVA Downtown , Free

Join us for a Movie Time, snacks provided! For more details call: 804-646-4768. 1/19 - Small Foot 2/16 - Hotel Transylvania 3 4/20 - The House with a...

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...

RVA LitCrawl 2019
11am
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...

Southside Book & Writers Club
11am
RVA Southside , Free

Southside Book and Writers Club (SBWC) strives to promote diversity in reading and writing. This club is dedicated to the advancement and education of all....

Cinema Saturday: Hop
12pm
RVA Northside , Free

Cinema Saturday: Hop Popcorn and juiceboxes available while supplies last.

First Bizarre Market of 2019!
12pm
RVA Northside , Free

Join us at the cidery on Saturday, April 20 to peruse a wide array of local handmade goodness, cider and snacks. 25 Bizarre Market makers will be there with...

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....

Faith in India: Her Faces and Spaces
1pm
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...

Hour of Code with CoderDojo
1pm
RVA Downtown , Free

CoderDojo's mission is to introduce kids to technology and programming and inspire them to become "digital producers" instead of just being "digital consumers".

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...

Neal Storrs Signing
1pm
Henrico, RVA West End , Free

Neal Storrs In Times of War It ends where it begins; after a decade of war, betrayal, love and loss, nothing --and no one -- is the same.

Gellman Room Concert  April, 2019
2pm
RVA Downtown , Free

A concert presented by Stephanie Barrett, cello, Kayla Williams, viola, and Charles Staples, piano

Pinocchio
2pm
Henrico, RVA West End , $, Prices Vary

This play tells the classic tale of Geppetto’s little wooden puppet whose only wish is to be a real boy. Imagine Geppetto’s surprise when the puppet he...

Teen Scene: Rise of the Guardians
2pm
RVA Northside , Free

Teen Movie: Rise of the Guardians. Popcorn available while supplies last.

The Ins & Outs of Publishing
2pm
Ashland , Free

Questions about whether self-publishing is the way to go or how to prep for a book show? Members of the our writing group Must Love Words and local authors...

Researching African American Lives in Richmond | RVA LitCrawl
5pm
RVA The Fan , Free

Authors Gigi Amateau, Elvatrice Belsches, and Kristen Green will read and talk about their research into the lives of African Americans, presented by the...

River City Poets @ RVA LitCrawl: Lingering in the Margins
6:30pm
RVA The Fan , Free

We're joining in the LitCrawl fun! River City Poets present readings/performances by four Lingering in the Margins contributors: Ian Bodkin, Christina Cox,...

ComedySportz Improv
7pm
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...

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...

 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...

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...

CAT Theatre presents 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...

The Taters
8pm
Henrico, RVA West End , $$

Members: Craig Evans (vocals, bass, piano); Brad Tucker (vocals, guitar, bass); Greg Marrs (vocals, guitar, mandolin, banjo); Chris Mendez (vocals, drums,...

Women's Theatre Festival: BAD DATES
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Prices Vary

The Women’s Theatre Festival aims to celebrate Richmond female theatre artists and bring to the stage stories of women overcoming strife, finding their...

CSz Richmond: Solo Cup
9:30pm
Henrico, RVA West End , $

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...

Saturday, April 20