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Friday, May 17

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
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
9am
Library of Virginia

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
9am
Visual Arts Center of Richmond

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
State of Deception
9am

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

RVA Downtown , Free
The Art of Play
9am
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

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
9am
Virginia Holocaust Museum

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!
9:30am
Science Museum of Virginia

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

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...

Prince George , Free
A City Personified Exhibit
10am
The Branch Musuem of Architecture and Design

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 , $
Developing Richmond: Photographs from the Cook Studio
10am
The Valentine

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 , $
Estelle Porter: Quiltworks
10am

“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...

Ashland , Free
JOHN MARSHALL: HIDDEN HERO OF NATIONAL UNION
10am
Virginia Museum of History & Culture

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
Lebanese Food Festival
10am

The wheels are turning and the excitement can barely be contained as the proud parishioners’ of St. Anthony’s gear up for the 35th Annual Lebanese Food...

Henrico , Free
Monument Avenue: General Demotion/General Devotion
10am
The Valentine

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
10am
Virginia Museum of History & Culture

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
10am
Reynolds Gallery

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
Tanja Softic | Hyphae: New Prints
10am
Reynolds Gallery

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 Whimsical Birds of Nancy Topping Bazin
10am
For Art’s Sake Gallery

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...

Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, RVA West End , Free
World Art Group Warehouse Sale
10am
Crossroads Art Center

The World Art Group will be having a large Warehouse Sale in Classroom One at Crossroads Art Center from Friday, May 17 – Sunday, May 19, 2019. Come snag...

Henrico , Prices Vary
Crochet Club
10:30am
Richmond Public Library

Meet us every Friday to learn how to knit and crochet. Bring your own materials or just use ours! This class is open to all levels of knowledge and open for...

RVA Northside , Free
Story Time
10:30am
Richmond Public Library

Join us for a fun story time! All ages welcome.

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

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
Painted Rocks!
4pm
Richmond Public Library

Come join us as we tap into our creativity and use colorful sharpies or paint pens to transform our rocks into pieces of art! All supplies included....

RVA Southside , Free
Slime Party
4:30pm
Richmond Public Library

Are you ready to get messy?! Come to our slime party. We'll be making not one, but three different kinds of slime. Come in clothes ready to get slimy. For...

RVA Southside , Free
A Gate to Serenity
6pm
Bella Arte Gallery

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

Chesterfield , Free
May Open House + Artist Reception
6pm
Crossroads Art Center

Join Crossroads Art Center for our May Open House + Artist Reception on Friday, May 17, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. Explore...

Henrico , Free
KOS Band
7pm

The KOS Band has been playing all the best dance music for the past 45 years. With Top 40, Motown, classic rock ‘n roll and hits from the 60s through today,...

Henrico , $
Wrong Chopped
7:30pm
Firehouse Theatre

WRONG CHOPPED is a senseless Dada comedy that was workshopped at Firehouse in November, 2018. The new play happens to share a few qualities with the Food...

RVA The Fan , $, Prices Vary
An Octoroon
8pm
TheatreLAB

"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...

RVA Arts & Cultural District , $, Prices Vary
Band X
8pm
The Tin Pan

BRAND X originated in ENgland in the late 1970's, and became well known as "Phil Collins' Other Band" while he was making the transition in GENESIS from...

Henrico, RVA West End , $$
ComedySportz Improv
8pm
CSz Richmond

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 , $
Gloria
8pm
Cadence Theatre Company, Cadence Theatre Company

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

RVA Arts & Cultural District , $$
Miss Gulch Returns
8pm
Richmond Triangle Players

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...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary
Scott Wichmann Cabaret
8pm
Swift Creek Mill Theatre

Chesterfield, VA, April 22 – Scott Wichmann has graced stages in Central Virginia with his remarkable acting and his pristine voice. He comes to the Historic...

Colonial Heights , $$
Something Rotten
8pm
Altria Theater

SOMETHING ROTTEN! is “Broadway’s big, fat hit!” (New York Post). Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two playwright...

RVA Arts & Cultural District , $$, Prices Vary
Improv Arena
10:15pm
CSz Richmond

The cage match smackdown of improv comedy! Three very different teams each perform 20 minute sets of improv, all based on audience suggestions. The crowd...

Henrico, RVA West End , $

Friday, May 17