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Friday, August 2

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
#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
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
Museum Careers Exploratory Workshop
Black History Museum and Cultural Center
10am

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
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 , $
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 , $
Preschool Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

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
Storytime and Crafts!
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

This special storytime is perfect for ages 3-7. Each story will be followed by a fun crafting activity! Note: For groups over 5 people, please call Broad...

RVA Southside , Free
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 & Cultural 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
Family Crafternoon
Richmond Public Library
4pm

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
First Fridays Art Walk
RVA First Fridays
5pm

Join us for the Downtown Neighborhood's monthly art walk! Galleries, shops, restaurants, non-profits, and more open their doors in celebration of art and...

RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free
Freedom Friday at the BHMVA!
Black History Museum and Cultural Center
5pm

Freedom Friday is back @ the BHMVA! Come by on the first Friday of the month and enjoy live Jazz and free admission to the museum's exhibitions.

RVA Downtown , Free
Manchester Manifest First Fridays: Southside
Manchester Manifest
5pm

First Fridays community experience held in the Southside of RVA. We combine art, music, vendors, food, drinks and more all outside in the Manchester...

RVA Southside , Free
"Serendipitous": Chester Artists @ Uptown Gallery
Chesterfield Cultural Arts Foundation
5:30pm

"Serendipitous": "occurring or discovered by chance, in a beneficial way." It conjures images of romantic encounters and lucky coincidences, happy moments in...

RVA The Fan , Free
First Fridays at Gallery5 Giveaway!
Gallery 5
6pm

Could you use an extra $1,000 USD in your pocket? First Friday is your chance to see the green at this cash-prize extravaganza and art installation. This...

RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free
Embark on a Journey, Art Talk with Cambodian Artist Pakan Penn
Bella Arte Gallery
6:30pm

Artist Pakan Penn will give an Art Talk at 7 pm & share stories of his incredible journey from a child artist in Cambodia to an internationally acclaimed...

Chesterfield , Free
First Friday @ Main
Richmond Public Library
6:30pm

First Friday, a monthly opening-night reception for all the artists of the library’s galleries, will be held on Friday, August 2, 2019, from 6:30—9:00...

RVA Downtown , Free
First Friday's Artshow with Randi "Rjai" Tate
Richmond Public Library
6:30pm

RVA's resident, (sometimes called Cosmos) will be showcasing his art; "Phases within Faces". His work tells a personal story of self love, inner strength,...

RVA Downtown , Free
Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time Tour
7pm, 9:30pm

Jim Gaffigan is a Grammy nominated comedian, actor, New York Times best-selling author, top touring performer, and multi-platinum-selling father of five....

RVA The Fan , $$, Prices Vary
Richmond Shakespeare Festival: The Taming of the Shrew
Quill Theatre, Quill Theatre
7:30pm

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
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
Victory Boyd (Featuring Infinity's Song)
8pm

Some musicians can pinpoint that exact moment when they knew that they wanted to make music their life. That time when the light bulb went off and it became...

Henrico, RVA West End , $$
Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time Tour
9:30pm

Jim Gaffigan is a Grammy nominated comedian, actor, New York Times best-selling author, top touring performer, and multi-platinum-selling father of five....

RVA The Fan , $$, Prices Vary

Friday, August 2