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Thursday, May 16

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...

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...

State of Deception
9am
RVA Downtown , Free

The Nazi Party developed a sophisticated propaganda machine that deftly spread lies about its political opponents, Jews, and the need to justify war. But...

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 –...

50 Years of Love in Prince George County
10am
Prince George , Free

This exhibit is a tribute to the 50th birthday of Virginia is for Lovers and a celebration of 50 years of Love in Prince George County and the couples who...

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...

Book Babies
10am
RVA Southside , Free

Join us for a fun and interactive story, music and play for babies from birth to 17 months with their caregiver.

Book Babies
10am
RVA East End , Free

Interactive stories, rhymes, music and play! Perfect for babies from birth to 17 months with an adult/their caregiver. We hope to see you there!

Book Babies
10am
RVA West End , Free

Interactive story, music and play for babies from birth - 17 months with their caregiver.

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...

Estelle Porter: Quiltworks
10am
Ashland , Free

“Estelle Porter: Quiltworks” open on Sunday, April 14, from 3-5pm, and runs through June 9, 2019. Gallery Hours are 10-4pm Monday-Friday (211 N. Center...

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...

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...

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...

Preschool Storytime
10am
RVA East End , Free

Join us for our fun, interactive, and educational story time featuring books, songs, rhymes and activities! For ages 3-5 with an adult.

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 Whimsical Birds of Nancy Topping Bazin
10am
Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, RVA West End , Free

Come step into Norfolk based artist Nancy Topping Bazin's world. Bazin's fantastical creatures will take center stage in her solo exhibition here at For...

Family Storytime
10:30am
RVA Northside , Free

Join us for a fun-filled, interactive family storytime! Enjoy songs, rhymes, books and activities for ages 0-5 with an adult.

Library Yarns
10:30am
RVA West End , Free

If you like to knit or crochet, join this fun time of creativity at the Belmont Library. Bring you portable handwork project for an informal group...

Toddler Time
11am
RVA West End , Free

Join us for fun and interactive stories, music and play for ages 18-36 months with their caregiver. First Thursday of each month features a bilingual story...

Toddler Time
11am
RVA Southside , Free

Join us for fun and interactive stories, music and play for ages 18-36 months with their caregiver.

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:...

READ Center
1pm
RVA East End , Free

The Read Center's mission is to help adults with low-level literacy develop basic reading and communication skills. Classroom instruction, one-to-one...

Movie Matinees @ Your Library: Mary Queen of Scots
3pm
RVA West End , Free

Enjoy a movie with us that you may have missed at the theater. Snacks provided - bring a drink. All films show at 3pm every Thursday. Synopsis Queen of...

Homework Help/Reading Buddies
3:30pm
RVA Southside , Free

Volunteers and staff will be available to help students of all ages with homework, projects and literacy skills! ¡Voluntarios y empleados estar¡n disponibles...

Teen Color Time
4pm
RVA East End , Free

Teens...Do you love to color? Come in, relax and create beautiful artwork with our assortment of coloring books, colored pencils and markers.

Family Storytime
4:30pm
RVA Southside , Free

A storytime for the family. Different theme each week. Come join us!

A Gate to Serenity
6pm
Chesterfield , Free

Artist Sussan Afrasiabian presents her contemporary paintings of music and dance! Also featured will be her figurative bronzes & ceramic sculptures of dance....

Classics You Forgot to Read Book Club
6pm
RVA East End , Free

Classics You Forgot To Read is a new book club about modern classics we all know and love - but maybe forgot to actually read along the way. Our May book is...

Exhibition Opening - Alan Ruiz: Infrapolitics
6pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

1708 is pleased to present Infrapolitics, an exhibition by Alan Ruiz. Reflexively engaging the physical and institutional conditions of 1708, Infrapolitics...

In Open Air - Gallery Opening
6pm
Henrico , Free

Join the Virginia Plein Air Painters for the opening reception of a group show, “In Open Air”. VPAP is a group that gets together once a month from March to...

Multi Color Screenprints
6pm
RVA Northside , $$

Students will learn how to create two color screen prints, plus other multicolor print techniques. This class is good for students who have some basic skills...

Works When: Artist Discussion and Reception
6pm
RVA Downtown , Free

Carl Patow will discuss his participatory, relational artwork performed in spring, 2019 in Richmond, VA. WORKS WHEN asks residents of Richmond, VA what...

Gloria
7pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $$

Gloria follows a the editorial assistants at a prestigious Manhattan magazine. These twenty-somethings bicker, gossip, and scheme as each tries to find their...

Minor League Team ComedySportz Match
7:30pm
Henrico, RVA West End , $

The ComedySportz Minor League consists of dedicated players and improvisers who are training in all things ComedySportz. They may not have gone to the Majors...

An Octoroon
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $, Prices Vary

"AN OCTOROON insists that making theater can be the best way to talk back to history.” -The Village Voice Judge Peyton is dead and his plantation Terrebonne...

KICK - The INXS Experience
8pm
Henrico, RVA West End , $$

KICK - The INXS Experience is the USA's most captivating salute and tribute to the internationally acclaimed rock band, INXS. Formed in 2014, two years...

Miss Gulch Returns
8pm
RVA Downtown , Prices Vary

A hilarious musical parody of the character from the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz. Blurring the line between fiction and reality, the show builds on the...

Thursday, May 16