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Wednesday, July 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 , $
Sun Salutations Opening Reception
8:30am

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

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
Library of Virginia
9am

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 Art of Play
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

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]
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
9am

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
Curious George™: Let’s Get Curious!
Science Museum of Virginia
9:30am

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
Science Museum of Virginia
9:30am

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
Reynolds Gallery
10am

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
Black History Museum and Cultural Center
10am

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

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
The Valentine
10am

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
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
10am

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
The Valentine
10am

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
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
10am

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
Podium Summer Camps
Podium Foundation
10am

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

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
Black History Museum and Cultural Center
10am

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
Podium Foundation
10am, 2pm

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 , $$$
Fiction Focus Senior Book Club
Richmond Public Library
10:15am

· Free! Must be a resident of the City of Richmond · Must be 55 · Must have a City of Richmond library card (free) · Books provided for one-month...

RVA The Fan , Free
PreSchool Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Join us at North Avenue Branch Library for awesome stories, tons of fun, and a special craft! Hope to see you there for a great half hour of Pre-School...

RVA Northside , Free
Preschool Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

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

RVA Southside , Free
Preschool Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

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

RVA Downtown , Free
Front Lawn Fun!
11am

Join us Wednesday mornings this summer from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm for Front Lawn Fun! This free, family-friendly program will feature outdoor games and toys...

RVA The Fan , Free
Wednesday Drop-in Kid's Crafternoons
Scrap RVA
11am

Every Wednesday afternoon will feature a different kid's craft for only $3/per child. Drop-in anytime during the day to participate!

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

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 District , Free
June - July Exhibits @ Art Works
Art Works Gallery
12pm

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
Artspace
12pm

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

RVA Downtown , Free
Lunch Break Science: Roman and Greek Classical Influences on Virginia Architecture
Science Museum of Virginia
12pm

Pack a lunch and join us! Museum scientists and experts share easy to understand information on a wide range of science topics. Lunch Break Science is...

RVA The Fan , Free
Music N' Movement: Beach Boogie
Richmond Public Library
1pm

Join us as we move Beach Boogie style with fun interactive songs.

RVA Southside , Free
One More Stitch
Richmond Public Library
1pm

Meet with other community members to knit, crochet or work with other fiber arts. Share ideas and techniques, get help or give help. All levels welcome.

RVA West End , Free
Mystery Movie @ Your Library
Richmond Public Library
2pm

Enjoy a movie with us that you may have missed at the theater. Popcorn while supplies last - bring a drink.

RVA Northside , Free
Young Writers Camps
Podium Foundation
2pm

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 , $$$
Homework Help/Reading Buddies
Richmond Public Library
3:30pm

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
Summer Reading Buddies
Richmond Public Library
3:30pm

Volunteers and staff will be available to help students of all ages with literacy skills! ¡Voluntarios y empleados estarán disponibles para dar ayuda a...

RVA Southside , Free
Book Babies
Richmond Public Library
4pm

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

RVA The Fan , Free
#wereaddiversebooks Teen Book Club
Richmond Public Library
4:30pm

Teens, join us the 3rd Wednesday of every month for the #wereaddiversebooks Teen Book Club. Each month we will read and discuss a new selection featuring a...

RVA Downtown , Free
Art Explorers: Caribbean Sea
Richmond Public Library
4:30pm

Reading Adventures: Explore Your World! This month travel to the Caribbean and discover the world beneath the sea. Create your own diorama of beautiful,...

RVA West End , Free
Hazel and Fulton Chauncey Lecture - "The Life and Times of Henry Stuart Foote, Southern Unionist and 'The Man Who Punched Jefferson Davis'” by Ben Wynne
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
5:30pm

This lecture will present the life of antebellum politician Henry Stuart Foote (1804–1880), one of the most vocal, volatile, and well-traveled politicians of...

RVA The Fan , Free, $, Prices Vary
Family Flicks!
Richmond Public Library
6pm

Join us for a family friendly flick. Snacks provided! November - "Early Man", rated PG December - "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", rated PG January -...

RVA Southside , Free
Family Storytime
Richmond Public Library
6pm

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
Intro to Non-Toxic Etching
Studio Two Three
6pm

Ever tried intaglio printing? Get ready to take your mark-making game to a whole new level! In this 2 session course, we'll cover basic etching techniques...

RVA Northside , $$$
Patterson Pages: Adult Book Discussion Group - Dimestore
Richmond Public Library
6:30pm

This month we are reading and discussing Dimestore: A Writer's Life (2016) by Lee Smith. Copies of this title are available at the library. Please call...

RVA West End , Free
Poetry at Boogaloos!
River City Poets
7pm

We're back for a Wednesday night of inspiration in RVA's Northside! Grab a cozy corner spot & a signature "Poetic" cocktail and settle in for an evening of...

RVA Northside , Free
Holding
Firehouse Theatre
7:30pm

Girlhood is scary, exciting, and messy in all the best ways. HOLDING is a coming of age story about two young women having to grapple with truths,...

RVA The Fan , $

Wednesday, July 17