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Thursday, August 1

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 , $
Baby and Me- Prince George
6am
Appomattox Regional Library

This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join:...

Hopewell , Free
Story Time Prince George
6:30am
Appomattox Regional Library

This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join:...

Hopewell , Free
The Reader's Friend Book Store
6:30am
Appomattox Regional Library

The Reader's Friend Book Store offers gently used books, cds, and dvds for bargain prices. Proceeds benefit all ARLS libraries.

Hopewell , Free
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
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
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
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
#WCVEandMe Gallery Exhibit
10am
Community Idea Stations, Community Idea Stations

WCVE’s Instagram is brought to life at the #WCVEandMe gallery exhibit! Take in WCVE’s most popular and inspiring Instagram features in this interactive...

RVA West End , Free
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 , $
Book Babies
10am
Richmond Public Library

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

RVA West End , Free
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
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
Museum Careers Exploratory Workshop
10am
Black History Museum and Cultural Center

The BHMVA is partnering with Oakwood Arts to present an exciting program for youth. During this weeklong program, teens will learn the ins and outs of...

RVA Downtown , Free
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
Podium Summer Camps
10am
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 , Prices Vary, $$$
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
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 , $$$
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
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
July/August Exhibitions
12pm
Artspace

Richmond, VA – artspace is pleased to present five new gallery exhibitions, featuring artists Adam Bradley, Nick Candela, Jennifer Printz, Martha Prideaux,...

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
Southside from the Heart Knitters - Hopewell Library
2pm
Appomattox Regional Library

Knitters and Crocheters create items for donation to local non-profits. All level of crafters welcome. We are a part of From the Heart, an organization...

Hopewell , 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 , $$$
Movie Matinees @ Your Library: Apollo 13
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 Dr Don...

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
Summer Reading Buddies
3:30pm
Richmond Public Library

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
Summer Kids Book Club
4:30pm
Richmond Public Library

Calling all young readers for our new summer book club just for you! Join us for our first meeting to get to know your fellow readers and receive our...

RVA Southside , Free
Book Talk: Dixie's Daughters: Shaping Culture in the American South with Karen L. Cox
6pm
American Civil War Museum

While recent events have focused on the United Daughters of the Confederacy's monument building efforts in the early 20th Century, Dr. Karen Cox argues that...

RVA Downtown , $
2019 Richmond Symphony Summer Recital Series
6:30pm
Richmond Symphony

The Summer Recital Series is a collaboration among the Richmond Symphony, the University of Richmond Department of Music and VCU | School of the Arts |...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary
Bill Hardison - Author Visit
7pm

Join Bill Hardison, author of Dinosaurs in the Cornfield: Lessons Unearthed on My Grandfather’s Farm, at Tuckahoe Area Library for the Henrico Community...

Henrico , 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 , $
The Verge
7:30pm
The Branch Musuem of Architecture and Design

John Randolph Bessenger is dead. ​You and seven other guests have been gathered to fulfill his last wish -- and as possible beneficiaries of Bessenger's...

RVA The Fan , $, Prices Vary

Thursday, August 1