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Saturday, May 18

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 , $
Battersea Celebrates!  250 Years and...The American Revolution
10am
Battersea Foundation

It's a 250th Birthday Party! It's a 1781 Reenactment of the 1781 Revolutionary War Battle of Petersburg! Come spend a beautiful day on a 40-acre property...

Petersburg , Free
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 , $
Family Storytime
10am
Richmond Public Library

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
INTAGLIO & RELIEF PRINTMAKING WITH PHOTOPOLYMER PLATES
10am
Studio Two Three

Contemporary printmaking, in both commercial and fine-art applications, often relies on light-sensitive polymers to transfer artwork to a plate or screen for...

RVA Northside , $$
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
VA Writes
10am
Richmond Public Library

Come join a few of Virginia's outstanding female authors for a meet and greet. Dr. Nikki Rountree Anitra Hill Terrie 'Bosslady' Branch Tiffany Author...

RVA Downtown , 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
Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) Meeting
10:30am
Richmond Public Library

Regular Membership Meeting: Greater Richmond, VA, Chapter, AAHGS

RVA Downtown , Free
P.A.W.S. to Read with Sprite's Hero Therapy Dogs
10:30am
Richmond Public Library

Sign up for a 20 minute slot to read to a therapy dog. Build reading confidence and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with Sprite's Hero....

RVA Southside , Free
Family Movie Time - Ralph Breaks the Internet
11am
Richmond Public Library

Family Movie Time - Ralph Breaks the Internet - Join us for our Movie Time with family and enjoy watching the showing of 'Ralph Breaks the Internet.' Snacks...

RVA Downtown , Free
Southside Book & Writers Club
11am
Richmond Public Library

Southside Book and Writers Club (SBWC) strives to promote diversity in reading and writing. This club is dedicated to the advancement and education of all....

RVA Southside , Free
Southside Writers Club
11:30am
Richmond Public Library

SBWC members will be at the East End Branch for a writer's workshop and information gathering session. Join us if you have questions about writing and...

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
Cinema Saturday: My Little Pony - The Movie
12pm
Richmond Public Library

Saturday Movie: My Little Pony: The Movie Popcorn and juiceboxes available while supplies last.

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

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
Beyond Blue: Cyanotype Toning
1pm
Studio Two Three

Cyanotype is a fun and easy way to get involved in photography. If you've ever wondered how to do a sun print or what a blueprint really is, this class is...

RVA Northside , $$
Card Making Workshop Using Natural Materials
1pm
Scrap RVA

Nature's beauty will be used to design greeting cards in this fun, educational workshop. $10 includes all materials. Instructor: Michelle Phaneuf

RVA Northside , $
Hour of Code with CoderDojo
1pm
Richmond Public Library

CoderDojo's mission is to introduce kids to technology and programming and inspire them to become "digital producers" instead of just being "digital consumers".

RVA Downtown , Free
Pat Garber Signing
1pm
Book People

Pat Garber's latest book, The View from the Back of a Whale, is a collection of poetry and prose that spans much of her life - encapsulating both joy and...

RVA West End , Free
Play Day at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond
1pm
Visual Arts Center of Richmond

Explore the Visual Arts Center of Richmond at Play Day, VisArts' annual open house. This year, Play Day will take place on Saturday, May 18 from 1 to 4 p.m....

RVA The Fan , Free
Lego Club
2pm
Richmond Public Library

For ages 5-12 years. Join us for free play with legos. We provide the legos, you provide the imagination.

RVA Northside , Free
Something Rotten
2pm, 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
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
ComedySportz Improv
7pm
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 , $
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
Carmen in Concert with Denyce Graves
8pm
Richmond Symphony

Join the Richmond Symphony for a spectacular final performance of their Altria Masterworks series, featuring Denyce Graves in a concert performance of...

RVA Downtown , $$$, Prices Vary, $$
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
Suzy Bogguss
8pm
The Tin Pan

During the creative explosion that was country music in the 1990s Suzy Bogguss sold 4 millions records with sparkling radio hits like Outbound Plane, Someday...

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

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, May 18