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Friday, July 12

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 , $
 Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks
9am
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

The wildly popular Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks returns with new sculptures as part of The Art of Play. Created with half-a-million LEGO bricks,...

Henrico, RVA Northside , Prices Vary
"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
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, $
[Work]
9am
Visual Arts Center of Richmond

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will open its annual "[Work]" exhibition on Friday, June 21 with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. in the center’s True F. Luck...

RVA The Fan , Free
African American Research at the Library of Virginia: Genealogy to 1870
9:30am
Library of Virginia

Explore the methods and resources for African American genealogy prior to the end of the Civil War. Library of Virginia reference archivist Cara Griggs...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary, $
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 , $
Pompeii: The Immortal City
9:30am
Science Museum of Virginia

Making its North American debut at the Science Museum of Virginia, Pompeii: The Immortal City plunges guests into the heart of the drama and the ruins of the...

RVA The Fan , $
"Summer Steals" at Reynolds Gallery
10am
Reynolds Gallery

Summer Steals presents more than twenty works of art at price points selected to align with a variety of budgets. Both new and seasoned collectors will...

RVA The Fan , Free, Prices Vary
Black History Museum Summer Tours
10am
Black History Museum and Cultural Center

Stifle summer learning loss...Bring your children to the Black History Museum during summer break where they can explore and learn about Black history in a...

RVA Downtown , $
Call for Entries - Annual Members Show
10am
Crossroads Art Center

Calling Crossroads Art Center Gallery Members! Submit your work to Crossroads Art Center's Annual Members Show. Gallery members of Crossroads Art Center...

Henrico , Free, $
Cindy Neuschwander: A Measure of Life
10am
Reynolds Gallery

Marking the third solo exhibition of work by the late artist Cindy Neuschwander at Reynolds Gallery, A Measure of Life is comprised of over a dozen pieces of...

RVA The Fan , 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 , $
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
Sixty Years of Italian Design 1940-2000 Exhibit
10am
The Branch Musuem of Architecture and Design

Sixty Years of Italian Design 1940-2000 is an exhibition of iconic contemporary Italian pieces. Maurice Beane, one of the region’s most prominent dealers and...

RVA The Fan , $
The Chisholm Kid, Lone Fighter for Justice for All
10am
Black History Museum and Cultural Center

The Chisholm Kid, Lone Fighter for Justice for All pays homage to the many black cowboys who drove longhorns up the Chisholm Trail out of Texas and across...

RVA Downtown , $
Young Writers Camps
10am, 2pm
Podium Foundation

Do you know a young person who loves to write and express themselves creatively? Podium Summer Camp is an awesome and fun writing, communication, and...

RVA Downtown , $$$
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
What were you after then? What are you after now?
11am
1708 Gallery

1708 Gallery is pleased to announce What were you after then? What are you after now? an exhibition of early works by prolific artist and 1708 artist Board...

RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free
June - July Exhibits @ Art Works
12pm
Art Works Gallery

See 6 new exhibits and tour 75 artist studios. Admission is free. Visit us 12 - 6 PM, Tuesdays - Sundays. Exhibits include: PLAYcation by Jacqui...

RVA Southside , Free
June/July Exhibitions
12pm
Artspace

Richmond, VA – artspace is pleased to present five new gallery exhibitions, featuring artists Julie Comnick, Margaret Buchanan, Tom Monsees, Shannon Gilbert,...

RVA Downtown , Free
Young Writers Camps
2pm
Podium Foundation

Do you know a young person who loves to write and express themselves creatively? Podium Summer Camp is an awesome and fun writing, communication, and...

RVA Downtown , $$$
Family Crafternoon
4pm
Richmond Public Library

Every Friday during our Summer Reading Program, join us for an afternoon of crafts for the whole family. These drop-in craft activities will explore a...

RVA Southside , Free
S.T.E.A.M.: Egyptian Architecture
4:30pm
Richmond Public Library

Science-Technology-Engineering-Art-Mathematics Join us for a S.T.E.A.M. project for ages 4-12. This months theme is Egyptian Architecture! Children will use...

RVA Northside , Free
Great American Poetry Crawl: Richmond
5pm
Book People

Florida-based poet and educator Brendan Walsh brings his summer poetry tour to Book People Richmond in Richmond, VA. Join him and local authors Joanna Lee...

Henrico, RVA West End , Free
Second Fridays at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond
5pm
Visual Arts Center of Richmond

Come to the Visual Arts Center of Richmond on the second Friday of each month for a night of art-making! First-come, first-serve sign-ups for these one-night...

RVA Downtown , $
Sun Salutations Opening Reception
5pm

Opening reception Friday, July 12, 2019, 5-7 pm. Fine art exhibit of 20+ oil paintings depicting the interaction of sunlight and nature, reflecting artist...

Henrico, RVA West End , Free, Prices Vary
The Great American Poetry Crawl with Brendan Walsh
5pm
Book People

Florida-based poet and educator Brendan Walsh brings his summer poetry tour to Book People. Join him and local authors Joanna Lee and Roselyn Elliot for an...

RVA West End , Free
Second Fridays: Wine Tasting
6pm
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Taste different wines from around the world — reds, whites, sparkling, and more. Refine your palate and learn about different winemaking regions from a...

RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free
Richmond Shakespeare Festival: The Taming of the Shrew
7:30pm
Quill Theatre, Quill Theatre

Two wealthy sisters in Padua must be married off. The modest and beautiful Bianca has no shortage of suitors, but who on earth will take the wild,...

RVA West End , $
Runway Fashion Showcase/Fashion Film Documentary
7:30pm

The time is now....Fashion Design and Art Week's Runway Fashion Showcase proves to be the go-to event of the year! To include our special Celebrity Guest...

RVA Downtown , $
Grey Gardens
8pm
Richmond Triangle Players

Journey deep into the wild and wonderful walls of Grey Gardens, the once posh long-island estate that has fallen into mysterious disrepair. See where it all...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary
Mike Phillips
8pm
The Tin Pan

World renowned saxophonist Mike Phillips is known as one of the most electrifying instrumentalists today. Mike is the first non-athlete signed by Michael...

Henrico, RVA West End , $$
Savannah Sipping Society
8pm
Swift Creek Mill Theatre

Yet another terrific script from the authors of “The Dixie Swim Club,” “The Hallelujah Girls,” and “Always a Bridesmaid,” this delightful laugh-a-minute...

Colonial Heights , $$

Friday, July 12