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Saturday, April 27

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...

Brunch at The Branch
9am
$$$

9 a.m. Awards Presentation 10 a.m. Branch Reception The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design is pleased to present the 2019 winners in the Virginia...

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 –...

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
9:30am
Henrico , Free

Come out and be part of this international event co-sponsored with the Confucius Institute of William and Mary! On the last Saturday in April, World Tai Chi...

 Expressive Painting in Oil/Cold Wax Medium with Lisa B. Boardwine
10am
Henrico , $$

Create a history. Provide some mystery. Make your mark. Join Lisa Boardwine for a 3 day-workshop to explore your personal voice using oil and cold wax...

16TH ANNUAL ALAN M. & NATHALIE P. VOORHEES LECTURE ON THE HISTORY OF CARTOGRAPHY  Pictorial Maps: The Art, History, and Culture of this Popular Map Genre
10am
RVA Downtown , $

The 2019 Alan M. and Nathalie P. Voorhees Lecture on the History of Cartography will focus on “Pictorial Maps: The Art, History, and Culture of this Popular...

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...

Acrylic Paint Pouring II
10am
Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, RVA West End

Acrylic Paint Pouring is an exciting way to set your creativity free and play with color! Fluid acrylic paints in your choice of colors are layered and...

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...

Darkroom 101
10am
RVA Northside , $$$

Learn to make silver gelatin prints from start to finish on this two-day workshop! On the first day, students will learn how to properly expose an image, how...

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...

Earth Day Flash Event
10am
RVA The Fan , $$

On Saturday, April 27th 2019, Loose Screw Tattoo is beyond excited to host their first ever Earth Day flash event! To celebrate Earth Day, Loose Screw will...

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 -...

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...

QUIRK TRUNK SHOW: GINA PISTO
10am
RVA Downtown , Prices Vary, Free

Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th come see and shop the whimsical ceramic work of local artist, Gina Pisto! Gina Pisto is a ceramic artist...

Richmond International Film & Music Festival 2019
10am

RIFF, one of the largest international and competitive film and music festivals in the Mid-Atlantic invites you to experience six days of film premiers,...

Take Note: The Chemistry of Paper
10am
RVA The Fan , Free

Join us and the Virginia Section of the American Chemical Society for an exciting day of Chemists Celebrate Earth Week. Children of all ages can learn about...

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...

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...

Nature Activities for Families Workshop
11am
RVA Downtown , Free

Fun and easy to do nature based activities from Project Learning Tree. Hands on workshop for children and adults to investigate environmental topics with...

Light & Love Journal Writing Club
11:30am
RVA Southside , Free

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...

April-May Exhibits @ Art Works
12pm
RVA Southside , Free

5 new exhibits continue through May 18, 2019. Admission is free and open to the public Tuesdays - Sundays 12 - 6 PM. Exhibits include:...

Black Matter with Chaz Barracks and Madison Moore
12pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Join us for Black Matter with Chaz Barrack and Madison Moore a Picnic Series event in correlation with Invasive Queer Kudzu: Richmond, an on-going...

Cinema Saturday: Hop
12pm
RVA Northside , Free

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

Transcribe-a-thon
12pm
RVA Downtown , Free

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

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) Genealogy Workshop
1pm
RVA Downtown , Free

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

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...

RVA Origami
1pm
RVA Southside , Free

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

Cinema Saturdays @ Your Library!
2pm
RVA Northside , Free

Come join us for a family friendly flick! We will provide a warm room and the popcorn. Feel free to bring your own snacks or drinks (for the meeting room...

Gellman Room Concert - "Piano Four Hands: Spanish and Hispano-American Composers"
2pm
RVA Downtown , Free

"Piano Four Hands: Spanish and Hispano-American Composers" presented by Itzel Hamill and Marina Andueza

Karen Chase Lecture on How to Build Engaging Author Brands
2pm
Henrico, RVA West End , Free

More than anything authors need readers. Preferably the right readers who crave that genre, and then want to stay engaged beyond the first book. With...

Lego Club
2pm
RVA East End , Free

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

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...

"Tellin' Tales" by April Jones
4pm
RVA Southside , $

This series of delightful children's stories are fun, educational and include audience participation. They encourage youngsters to accept themselves the way...

Parking Lot Party
4pm
RVA Downtown , $

Meet us at Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts for RPAA's 2019 Parking Lot Party - an afternoon and evening of bands, brews and bites! Hosted by...

Digital Photography 101
5pm
RVA Northside , $$$

In this 3-day course, participants will learn the basics of DSLR Photography (aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance, lens coverage, touch on flash...

Tim Reid's 2019 Cultural Fashion Showcase
5pm
RVA Southside , Prices Vary, $$

Join us for the 4th (fourth) annual Fashion Showcase to benefit the Legacy Media Institute (a 501(C)3 organization). The Showcase will feature an...

Sound Off Saturdays
6pm
RVA Downtown , Free

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,...

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...

Latin Ballet of Virginia presents Fiesta del Sol
7pm
Henrico , $

The Latin Ballet of Virginia will present Fiesta del Sol (Party of the Sun) featuring culture and traditions of the Caribbean. This colorful and lively...

Richmond Dance Festival 2019
7pm
RVA Southside , $, Prices Vary

Dogtown Dance Theatre is proud to present the 6th annual Richmond Dance Festival, April 26 through May 11, 2019. This three-weekend festival features local...

"IT'S ALL ABOUT LOVE," STARRING MACEO PARKER AND FEATURING THE MACEO PARKER BIG BAND
7:30pm
RVA West End , Prices Vary

Legendary saxophonist Maceo Parker has been a common thread in the history of funk — helping to pioneer the sound of the genre in collaborations alongside...

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...

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...

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...

The Richmond Forum Presents Dr. Temple Grandin
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $$

“THE WAY I SEE IT: A PERSONAL LOOK AT AUTISM AND ASPERGER'S”—Temple Grandin is an international lecturer on autism, a professor of animal science at Colorado...

Triad (w/ Special Guest Keith Horne)
8pm
Henrico, RVA West End , $$

TRIAD is a unique blend of guitar and vocal styles. Spending nearly 30 years in the Virginia music community, Dave Pollard, Dale Payne, and Vickie Payne have...

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 27