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Friday, April 5

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...

Celebrate WRIR 97.3 FM
Ashland, Chesterfield, Henrico, RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , Free

From April 3 - 10, WRIR will celebrate the volunteers, listeners, musicians and change-makers who believe in the mission of WRIR: To air underrepresented...

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...

Reflections on Fashion
9am
Hanover , Free

A one man show from local artist Mike Haubenstock, featuring his recent series of paintings of designer store windows and the reflections of the street...

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...

BEGINNER GENEALOGY WORKSHOP  Finding Your Family History: An Introduction to Genealogical Research
9:30am
RVA Downtown , $, Prices Vary

Are you interested in exploring your family tree, but don’t know where to begin? Join Library staff members Ginny Dunn (archives and library reference...

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...

Carlton Newton: Drawings for Sculpture
10am
RVA The Fan , Free

In his third solo exhibition with Reynolds Gallery, Newton presents a series of Sumi ink drawings on paper, alongside sculptures constructed from stainless...

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...

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...

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...

Patrick Berran: In Sunshine
10am
RVA The Fan , Free

In his first solo exhibition with Reynolds Gallery, Patrick Berran presents a group of acrylic paintings on panel and several works on paper. Berran explores...

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...

Movie Time: Peppa Pig-The Easter Bunny
10:30am
RVA Downtown , Free

Movie Time * Ages 0 - 7: Peppa Pig-The Easter Bunny - Welcome to the showing of the movie The Easter Bunny for Ages 0 -7. Snacks provided. For more details...

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...

Spring Break Fun
11am
RVA Southside , Free

We will be having an children's event each day of Spring Break starting at 11:00am

Movie Time - Escape From Mr Lemoncello's Library
11:30am
RVA Downtown , Free

Movie Time * Ages 8-12 - Escape From Mr Lemoncello's Library: Welcome to the showing of 'Escape From Mr Lemoncello's Library' for ages 8-12. Snacks provided....

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....

Movie @ your Library
12:30pm
RVA Northside , Free

Join us as we watch (TBA)! We will provide a warm room and the popcorn. Feel free to bring your own snacks or drinks (for the meeting room only please) and...

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...

Peep Into Your Favorite Book
4pm
RVA Southside , Free

Kids and teens (ages 8 ), come get creative using the iconic Easter Candies: PEEPS! Choose your favorite book or literary character then create a diorama...

Provocations: Out of Expression
4pm, 7pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Members of River City Poets present original ekphrastic work in conversation with and as a reaction to Rashid Johnson's "Monument" at the ICA. Ekphrastic...

First Fridays Art Walk
5pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Join us for the Downtown Neighborhood's monthly art walk! Galleries, shops, restaurants, non-profits, and more open their doors in celebration of art and...

Tamara Wellons Performance
6pm
Henrico, RVA West End , Free

Tamara Wellons LIVE at BOOK PEOPLE Taken from her unique jazz musical concert SONGS FOR JANIE playing at The Firehouse Theatre in March and...

First Friday @ Main
6:30pm
RVA Downtown , Free

First Friday, a monthly opening-night reception for all the artists of the library’s galleries, will be held on Friday, April 5, 2019, from 6:30—9:00...

3 Penny Theatre presents "Molly Sweeney" by Brian Friel
7pm
Henrico, RVA West End , $

In “MOLLY SWEENEY” Brian Friel, Ireland’s master storyteller (Dancing at Lughnasa, Translations, Philadelphia, Here I Come) has devised a riveting...

An Evening of Country - NEW SHOW ADDED
7pm
Henrico , $

Claim your seats today for this 2nd Stage favorite! The Honky Tonk Experience is comprised of five of Richmond, Virginia's most respected musicians. Each...

First Friday Freedom Spoken Word
7pm
Hopewell , Free

Spoken Word Open Mic. Inspiring new light and fresh insight! (With the exceptions of the First Fridays in June and November, First Friday Freedom will be...

Provocations: Out of Expression
7pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Members of River City Poets present original ekphrastic work in conversation with and as a reaction to Rashid Johnson's "Monument" at the ICA. Ekphrastic...

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: 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...

Friday, April 5