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Saturday, April 6

April 2019 Art Exhibits @ MAIN
Richmond Public Library

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
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...

$
Celebrate WRIR 97.3 FM
WRIR 97.3

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

Ashland, Chesterfield, Henrico, RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , Free
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
Reflections on Fashion
Montpelier Center for the Arts
9am

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...

Hanover , Free
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, $
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 , $
 Monumental Youth
The Branch Musuem of Architecture and Design, The Branch Musuem of Architecture and Design
10am

This exhibit collects the designs of Richmond region high school students for the next monument on Monument Avenue. The narratives, sketches, and sculptures...

RVA The Fan , $
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 , $
Family Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10am

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...

RVA Southside , Free
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
Fresh Paint: Murals Inspired by the Story of Virginia
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
10am

This unprecedented exhibition brings together original large-scale artwork created by Virginia-based artists with historical objects, books, letters,...

RVA The Fan , $
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
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
QUIRK POP-UP: MADAM J + ABYDIS CLOTHING
Quirk Gallery
10am

Join us for this exciting Pop-up featuring works of jewelry artist and local maker, Jessika Carter-Ross of Madam J and fashion designer, Samantha Smith of...

RVA Arts District , 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
Author K.E. Lanning Book Launch: Listen to the Birds
Book People
12pm

Speculative science fiction author K.E. Lanning of Lexington, VA, announces a book launch of her new novel, Listen to the Birds, the final book of THE MELT...

Henrico, RVA West End , Free
Cinema Saturday: Monsters, Inc.
Richmond Public Library
12pm

Cinema Saturday: Monsters, Inc. Popcorn and juiceboxes available while supplies last.

RVA Northside , Free
March - April Exhibits @ Art Works
Art Works Gallery
12pm

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...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free
Queer Quilting Bee (12 - 5 pm) and Artist Talk with Aaron McIntosh
1708 Gallery
12pm

Join us this Saturday for the Artist talk of Invasive Queer Kudzu: Richmond, an on-going participatory project and exhibition by Aaron McIntosh. Talk will...

RVA Arts District
Radius 250 Exhibition
Artspace
12pm

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

RVA Southside , 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
Human Categorization by Helene Ruiz
Anne’s Visual Art Studio
1pm

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...

RVA Arts District , Free
Paper Marbling
Studio Two Three
1pm

Learn the traditional technique of marbling paper! In this 3-hour workshop, we will experiment and explore multiple patterns. Marbling is great for...

RVA Northside , $$
"Great Big Ark in the Sky!" Book Launch
2pm

Come celebrate the launch of Liz Ballard Hamm and Andrew Ballard's children's picture book "The Great Big Ark in the Sky!" This event will take place on...

Chesterfield , Free
3 Penny Theatre presents "Molly Sweeney" by Brian Friel
Three-Penny Theatre
2pm

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

Henrico, RVA West End , $
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
Teen Scene: Avengers: Infinity War
Richmond Public Library
2pm

Teen Movie: Avengers: Infinity War. Popcorn available while supplies last.

RVA Northside , Free
The Magic Show
CSz Richmond
2pm

An afternoon of magic and amazement comes to the CSz Richmond Theater! Witness unbelievable magic masterfully infused with comedy brought to you by Tommy...

Henrico, RVA West End , $
Provocations: Out of Expression
River City Poets
3pm

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...

RVA Arts District , Free
Anne Poarch: Poetry Reading and Book Signing
4pm

Author Anne Poarch is having a poetry reading and book signing for her book, “Flight.” In this slim volume of free verse poetry, author Anne Poarch examines...

Henrico , Free
Date Paint&Sip 1st Saturdays
Old Towne Studio 7
6:30pm

EVERY 1st Saturday, is Date Nite Paint Party: 1st one to register can (almost always; I might have already chosen) pick the painting out!!! You come paint,...

Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, Prince George , $$
3 Penny Theatre presents "Molly Sweeney" by Brian Friel
Three-Penny Theatre
7pm

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

Henrico, RVA West End , $
An American Dream
Virginia Opera
7pm

As a part of Virginia Opera's 2018-2019 Variations Season... “An American Dream” – by Jack Perla, with libretto by Jessica Murphy-Moo “An American Dream”...

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 , $
SONGS FOR JANIE
Firehouse Theatre
7:30pm

Songs for Janie is a conceptual music project and concert inspired by Zora Neale Hurston's literary novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God. Tamara's music...

RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , $
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
Broadway Bound
Virginia Rep at Hanover Tavern, Virginia Rep at Hanover Tavern
8pm

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

Hanover , $$, Prices Vary
The English Channel
The Tin Pan
8pm

At “The Deep End of The Channel” you’ll hear deep tracks from great 60’s & 70’s English artists like the Moody Blues, The Beatles, David Bowie, Emerson Lake...

Henrico, RVA West End , $
Women's Theatre Festival: PRETTY FIRE
5th Wall Theatre, 5th Wall Theatre
8pm

Pretty Fire by Charlayne Woodard is the story of two young African American sisters growing up near Albany in the 1950’s while spending summers with their...

RVA Arts District , Prices Vary, $
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 6