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Saturday, May 18

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...

Battersea Celebrates!  250 Years and...The American Revolution
10am
Petersburg , Free

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...

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...

Family Storytime
10am
RVA Southside , Free

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...

INTAGLIO & RELIEF PRINTMAKING WITH PHOTOPOLYMER PLATES
10am
RVA Northside , $$

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

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...

Lebanese Food Festival
10am
Henrico , Free

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...

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...

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...

VA Writes
10am
RVA Downtown , Free

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...

World Art Group Warehouse Sale
10am
Henrico , Prices Vary

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...

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

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

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

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....

Family Movie Time - Ralph Breaks the Internet
11am
RVA Downtown , Free

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...

Southside Book & Writers Club
11am
RVA Southside , Free

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....

Southside Writers Club
11:30am
RVA East End , Free

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...

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:...

Cinema Saturday: My Little Pony - The Movie
12pm
RVA Northside , Free

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

Transcribe-a-thon
12pm
RVA Downtown , Free

Join other volunteers to transcribe handwritten pages by reading written text and typing it into digital form. Participate in enhancing access to collections...

Beyond Blue: Cyanotype Toning
1pm
RVA Northside , $$

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...

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

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

Hour of Code with CoderDojo
1pm
RVA Downtown , Free

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

Pat Garber Signing
1pm
RVA West End , Free

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...

Play Day at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond
1pm
RVA The Fan , Free

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....

Lego Club
2pm
RVA Northside , Free

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

Something Rotten
2pm, 8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $$, Prices Vary

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...

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....

ComedySportz Improv
7pm
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...

Wrong Chopped
7:30pm
RVA The Fan , $, Prices Vary

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...

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...

Carmen in Concert with Denyce Graves
8pm
RVA Downtown , $$$, Prices Vary, $$

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

Gloria
8pm
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...

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...

Scott Wichmann Cabaret
8pm
Colonial Heights , $$

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...

Something Rotten
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $$, Prices Vary

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...

Suzy Bogguss
8pm
Henrico, RVA West End , $

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...

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

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...

Saturday, May 18