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Saturday, April 27

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 , $
"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
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
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 , $
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
9:30am

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...

Henrico , Free
 Expressive Painting in Oil/Cold Wax Medium with Lisa B. Boardwine
Crossroads Art Center
10am

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...

Henrico , $$
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
Library of Virginia
10am

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...

RVA Downtown , $
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 , $
Acrylic Paint Pouring II
For Art’s Sake Gallery
10am

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...

Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, RVA West End
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
Darkroom 101
Studio Two Three
10am

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...

RVA Northside , $$$
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 , $
Earth Day Flash Event
Loose Screw Tattoo
10am

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...

RVA The Fan , $$
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
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
QUIRK TRUNK SHOW: GINA PISTO
Quirk Gallery
10am

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...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary, Free
Richmond International Film & Music Festival 2019
Richmond International Film & Music Festival
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
Science Museum of Virginia
10am

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...

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 , $
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
Nature Activities for Families Workshop
Richmond Public Library
11am

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

RVA Downtown , Free
Light & Love Journal Writing Club
Richmond Public Library
11:30am

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...

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

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

RVA Southside , Free
Black Matter with Chaz Barracks and Madison Moore
1708 Gallery
12pm

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...

RVA Arts District , Free
Cinema Saturday: Hop
Richmond Public Library
12pm

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

RVA Northside , Free
Transcribe-a-thon
Library of Virginia
12pm

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

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

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

RVA Downtown , Free
Faith in India: Her Faces and Spaces
1pm

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
RVA Origami
Richmond Public Library
1pm

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

RVA Southside , Free
Cinema Saturdays @ Your Library!
Richmond Public Library
2pm

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...

RVA Northside , Free
Gellman Room Concert - "Piano Four Hands: Spanish and Hispano-American Composers"
Richmond Public Library
2pm

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

RVA Downtown , Free
Karen Chase Lecture on How to Build Engaging Author Brands
Book People
2pm

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...

Henrico, RVA West End , Free
Lego Club
Richmond Public Library
2pm

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

RVA East End , Free
Pinocchio
Virginia Rep's Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn, Virginia Rep's Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn
2pm

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...

Henrico, RVA West End , $, Prices Vary
"Tellin' Tales" by April Jones
The Heritage Ensemble Theatre Company
4pm

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

RVA Southside , $
Parking Lot Party
Richmond Performing Arts Alliance
4pm

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...

RVA Downtown , $
Digital Photography 101
Studio Two Three
5pm

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

RVA Northside , $$$
Tim Reid's 2019 Cultural Fashion Showcase
Legacy Media Institute
5pm

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...

RVA Southside , Prices Vary, $$
Sound Off Saturdays
6pm

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,...

RVA Downtown , Free
ComedySportz Improv
CSz Richmond
7pm

IMPROV COMEDY PLAYED AS A SPORT. FOR EVERYONE. ComedySportz® is fun, fast-paced, competitive improvisational comedy that's perfect for date night, party...

Henrico, RVA West End , $
Latin Ballet of Virginia presents Fiesta del Sol
Henrico Theatre Company, Henrico Theatre Company
7pm

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...

Henrico , $
Richmond Dance Festival 2019
Dogtown Dance Theatre
7pm

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...

RVA Southside , $, Prices Vary
"IT'S ALL ABOUT LOVE," STARRING MACEO PARKER AND FEATURING THE MACEO PARKER BIG BAND
Modlin Center for the Arts
7:30pm

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...

RVA West End , Prices Vary
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 , $$
 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
BINGO! THE WINNING MUSICAL
CAT Theatre
8pm

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

Henrico , $, 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
The Richmond Forum Presents Dr. Temple Grandin
Richmond Forum
8pm

“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...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , $$
Triad (w/ Special Guest Keith Horne)
The Tin Pan
8pm

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...

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

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...

Henrico, RVA West End , $

Saturday, April 27