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Thursday, May 9

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 , $
Faith in India: Her Faces and Spaces
8am

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
"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 , $
Book Babies
10am
Richmond Public Library

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

RVA Southside , Free
Book Babies
10am
Richmond Public Library

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!

RVA East End , Free
Book Babies
10am
Richmond Public Library

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

RVA West End , Free
Call for Entries - Art in Motion
10am
Crossroads Art Center

Call for Entries Dates: May 7, 2019 – May 10, 2019 Submission Hours: Tue-Fri from 10:00 am – 5:30 pm Crossroads Art Center and buyRVAart.com announce an...

Henrico , $
Call for Entries – May Juried All-Media Show
10am
Crossroads Art Center

Calling all artists! Submit your work to Crossroads Art Center's May Juried All-Media Show. CROSSROADS JURIED ALL-MEDIA SHOWS Crossroads’s All-Media Shows...

Henrico , $
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
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
Preschool Storytime
10am
Richmond Public Library

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

RVA East End , 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
Family Storytime
10:30am
Richmond Public Library

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

RVA Northside , Free
Library Yarns
10:30am
Richmond Public Library

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...

RVA West End , Free
Toddler Time
11am
Richmond Public Library

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...

RVA West End , Free
Toddler Time
11am
Richmond Public Library

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

RVA Southside , 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
READ Center
1pm
Richmond Public Library

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

RVA East End , Free
Spring Portrait Painting Workshop 2019 with Curney Nuffer
1:30pm
Crossroads Art Center

Curney Nuffer is offering a portrait painting workshop at Crossroads Art Center for artists who would like to learn about painting a head and shoulders...

Henrico , $$$
Movie Matinees @ Your Library: At Eternity's Gate
3pm
Richmond Public Library

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 Famed but...

RVA West End , Free
Homework Help/Reading Buddies
3:30pm
Richmond Public Library

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

RVA Southside , Free
DIY Mother's Day Gift
4pm
Richmond Public Library

Stop by Hull St to make a Mother's Day gift from the heart, with thoughtful handmade coupons. As silly or sweet as you want. Supplies provided while they...

RVA Southside , Free
Little Scientist - Terrariums/Water Cycle
4pm
Richmond Public Library

Little Scientist - Terrariums/Water Cycle - Curious to learn how the water cycle works and make your own little model of the earth in a terrarium? Come on in...

RVA Downtown , Free
Teen Color Time
4pm
Richmond Public Library

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

RVA East End , Free
Family Storytime
4:30pm
Richmond Public Library

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

RVA Southside , Free
LEGO-Makers
4:30pm
Richmond Public Library

Expand your LEGO world. Ages 5-12

RVA Northside , Free
Basic Screenprinting
6pm
Studio Two Three

In this workshop, we’ll cover the basics of screen printing. You'll see how to coat and expose a screen, review types of images appropriate for screen...

RVA Northside , $$
Design Your Own Plant Hanger
6pm
Studio Two Three

In this workshop, you'll learn basic macrame knots while designing and making your own plant hanger, personalized to whatever vessel you want to display in...

RVA Northside , $$
Nothing is Stronger than the Heart of a Volunteer
6pm
Art for the Journey

An event to celebrate the contributions of Art for the Journey's volunteers and invite the public to learn more about our programs and services.

Chesterfield , Free
Richmond Ballet's Studio Three
6:30pm
Richmond Ballet

SUMMERSET (CUNNINGHAM/ ELGAR) Three couples take the stage in Ron Cunningham’s Summerset, set to the sumptuous music of Edward Elgar. First performed by...

RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $$, Prices Vary
Art for Alz
7pm
Studio Two Three

A live & silent auction including many of the best established and emerging artists in the region. All proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer’s...

RVA Northside , Prices Vary, $$
Gloria
7pm
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 , $$
Bright Star
8pm
Swift Creek Mill Theatre

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
Dean Ford & The Beautiful Ones (Prince Tribute)
8pm
The Tin Pan

THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE 2 PRINCE Dressed 2 the 9's, Dean Ford embodies PRINCE with every fiber of his being, giving you a show as close as you will ever get to...

Henrico, RVA West End , $$

Thursday, May 9