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Saturday, August 17

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
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
#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 , $
3D Printer Class: Make a coaster
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

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
P.A.W.S. to Read with Sprite's Hero Therapy Dogs
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Sign up for a 20 minute slot to read to a therapy dog. Build reading confidence and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with Sprite's Hero....

RVA Southside , Free
Make a T-shirt Bag
Scrap RVA
11am

Instructor, Lisa Snydder teaches simple techniques to transform a beloved t-shirt, into a cute market bag! No sewing required. Bring in that favorite...

RVA Northside , $
Southside Book & Writers Club
Richmond Public Library
11am

Southside Book and Writers Club (SBWC) strives to promote diversity in reading and writing. This club is dedicated to the advancement and education of all....

RVA Southside , Free
Stories at the Museum
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
11am

This family friendly program features special educator-led readings of children's history books and a craft activity. Stories at the Museum programs are open...

RVA The Fan , $
The Basics: Adobe Creative Suite - Digital Lab
Studio Two Three
11am

Whether you’re a beginner to Adobe, or trying to learn a different approach, in this workshop you will learn the top techniques, tips and tricks within the...

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
Southside Writers Club
Richmond Public Library
11:30am

SBWC members will be at the East End Branch for a writer's workshop and information gathering session. Join us if you have questions about writing and...

RVA East End , 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
Summer Reading Finale
Richmond Public Library
12pm

Join us as we wrap up the Summer Reading Program with a pizza party! Enjoy food and fun as we choose the winners of the Summer Reading Program prize pool.

RVA Northside , Free
Book Talk: Attack at Daylight and Whip Them with author Greg Mertz
American Civil War Museum
1pm

The bloodshed that resulted from the two-day Battle of Shiloh exceeded anything America had ever known in its history. Learn how this battle unfolded and...

RVA Downtown , $
Hour of Code with CoderDojo
Richmond Public Library
1pm

CoderDojo's mission is to introduce kids to technology and programming and inspire them to become "digital producers" instead of just being "digital consumers".

RVA Downtown , Free
Embroidered Postcards
Scrap RVA
2pm

Embellish vintage postcards with embroidery techniques to create fun kitchy art! Instructor: Julz Suder $10/all materials included. Ages 10 & up.

RVA Northside , $
Scott Wichmann: Mister Showtime
8pm

Blending the best of the Rat Pack, Bobby Darin, Tony Bennett, Mel Torme and more, Scott Wichmann is Mister Showtime, bringing back the style and flair of a...

RVA West End, Henrico , $$

Saturday, August 17