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Wednesday, August 14

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
Summer Camp: Storm Chasers
Science Museum of Virginia
9am

Join us for summer camp full of hands-on STEM activities that will spark curiosity and inspire campers to generate ideas in science, technology, engineering...

RVA The Fan , $$$
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
#WCVEandMe Gallery Exhibit
VPM - Virginia's home for Public Media, VPM - Virginia's home for Public Media
10am

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
Art Exhibits @ Main, August 2019
Richmond Public Library
10am

The following exhibits will be on display from Friday, August 2, 2019, through Tuesday, September 3, 2019: Gellman Room—Greenland Photographic...

RVA Downtown , Free
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
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 , $
Strong Men and Women in Virginia History Exhibit
Richmond Public Library
10am

The Library of Virginia's Strong Men and Women of Virginia History exhibit will be on display at Broad Rock Branch Library from August 13-September...

RVA Southside , Free
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 , $
Family Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10:30am, 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
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 Downtown , Free
Storytime!
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Join us for a fun, interactive storytime with Ms. Lisa! All ages are welcome!

RVA Southside , 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
July/August Exhibitions
Artspace
12pm

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

RVA Southside , Free
Lunch Break Science: What Does Pompeii Tell Us About Ancient City Planning?
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
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
Figure Drawing
Studio Two Three
2:30pm, 6:30pm

Join us for a fun and casual drink and draw session at Studio Two Three every second Wednesday of the month from 6:30-9:00pm and only 6 dollars! We do not...

RVA Northside , $
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
STEM @ Your Library: Little Bits
Richmond Public Library
4:30pm

Join us for S.T.E.M. projects for ages 6-12 on the second Wednesday of every month. This month we will be exploring electronics with Little Bits!

RVA West End , Free
LEGO Challenge!
Richmond Public Library
5pm

Come spend an hour with our LEGO challenge. Build your own creative invention along our set theme. The winner gets a prize, and all participants will have...

RVA Northside , Free
3D Printer Class: Make a coaster
Richmond Public Library
6pm

Dive into 3D printing at the Library! Learn the basics of 3D modeling and printing using the design software Tinkercad. Space is limited and registration...

RVA Downtown , 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
Figure Drawing
Studio Two Three
6:30pm

Join us for a fun and casual drink and draw session at Studio Two Three every second Wednesday of the month from 6:30-9:00pm and only 6 dollars! We do not...

RVA Northside , $
Camera Club of Richmond Monthly Meeting
Camera Club of Richmond
7pm

If you love to learn about, create, or just appreciate beautiful photography, then please join us! CCR meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month (except...

Hanover, RVA Northside, Henrico , Free
The Writing on the Floodwall: An Open Mic for Stories and Poems
Small Friend Records & Books
7pm

The Writing on the Floodwall is a cabaret for spoken word at Small Friend Records & Books. If you’ve ever written a thing (a poem, a story, a zine, a...

RVA Downtown , Free
A Night of Chamber Music with Mike Goldberg & Friends
VPM - Virginia's home for Public Media
7:30pm

Enjoy selections from Brahms, Beethoven, and other chamber music from the Romantic era. Featuring Charles Staples on piano, Rebecca Gilmore on cello, and...

Chesterfield , Prices Vary, $
The Verge
The Branch Musuem of Architecture and Design
7:30pm

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
Matt Nakoa
The Tin Pan
8pm

MATT NAKOA is an internationally touring singer/songwriter, recently appearing at The White House, throughout India, and regularly with folk icon Tom...

Henrico, RVA West End , $

Wednesday, August 14