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Saturday, August 24

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, $
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 , $
#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 , $
CMYK Screenprinting
Studio Two Three
10am

Cyan! Magenta! Yellow! Black! In this class we will cover separating a photographic image provided by the instructor into four process colors. You will learn...

RVA Northside , $$
Card Making Techniques
Scrap RVA
10am

Instructor: Shela Dean Learn multiple scrapbooking card-making techniques to use for old-school communication! $10/all materials included. All ages.

RVA Arts District, RVA Northside , $
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
JUDITH FAE BROWN, "VOLUME"
Quirk Gallery
10am

“Beauty is a quality I am always seeking” ----Thomas Gentille, Artist Jeweler Striving for balance between shape, surface, color and proportion is primary...

RVA Downtown , Free
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
Sarah West Designs + Mother Daughter Jewelry Trunk Show
Quirk Gallery
10am

Come by on August 24th and 25th for a jewelry show featuring Sarah West of Sarah West Designs, and Heather Tanton of Mother Daughter Jewelry. Meet the...

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 , $
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 , $
A Day to Re-Mender: A tribute to Lee Mingwei’s "The Mending Project"
Quirk Gallery
11am

Did you love The Mending Project? Or miss it completely? You have another chance to share in the stitching fun! Stop by Quirk Hotel's lobby on August 24th...

RVA Downtown , Free
Light & Love Journal Writing Club
Richmond Public Library
11:30am

Join Rashanda every 4th Saturday for a journal writing club. Disconnect from the everyday hustle and bustle and tap into your writing skills. No registration...

RVA Southside , Free
August - September Exhibits @ Art Works
Art Works Gallery
12pm

See 6 new art shows featuring: Michelle McGrath, Kelly Johnston, Glenda Creamer, the August All-Media Show juried by Kristen Peyton, and The James River Pix...

RVA Southside , Free
August/September Exhibitions
Artspace
12pm

Richmond, VA – artspace is pleased to present five new gallery exhibitions, featuring artists Beverly Ryan, Bizhan Khodabandeh, Cindy Mehr, Mitzi Humphrey,...

RVA Southside , Free
Cinema Saturday: "Hotel Transylvania"
Richmond Public Library
12pm

Cinema Saturday movie of the week: Hotel Transylvania Popcorn and juiceboxes available while supplies last.

RVA Northside , Free
Cinema Saturdays!
Richmond Public Library
12pm

Cinema Saturday at the Ginter Park Branch Library! Popcorn and juiceboxes available while supplies last.

RVA Northside , Free
Transcribe-a-thon
Library of Virginia
12pm

Join other volunteers to transcribe handwritten pages by reading written text and typing it into digital form. Participate in enhancing access to collections...

RVA Downtown , Free
Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) Genealogy Workshop
Richmond Public Library
1pm

A member of the Greater Richmond, VA Chapter, AAHGS, will assist you with your genealogy research project!

RVA Downtown , Free
Blockprint a Pair of Throw Pillows
Studio Two Three
1pm

With your own design or one of ours, you'll use a rubber carving block to make a printmaking stamp. Choose from an array of ink colors and print your design...

RVA Northside , $$
Poetry Spotlight
Book People
1pm

Featured poet Hope Whitby reading from her new book Traveling the River followed by An Open Mic Period. Sign up at the door - first come first served.

RVA West End , Free
Lego Club
Richmond Public Library
2pm

We provide the Legos- you design the build. Come create with us. Ages 5 and up with adult.

RVA East End , Free
Teen Zine Workshop
Richmond Public Library
3pm

Make your own tiny book with local comics artist, Coleman Engle! No experience needed. Supplies and snacks provided. Just bring your ideas and creativity!...

RVA Southside , Free
Lingering at the Big Whisky Grill: Editors Read
River City Poets
4pm

Editors are poets, too! At this LINGERING IN THE MARGINS anthology event, co-editors Joanna Lee, Judy Melchiorre, and Marsha Owens take to the mic and share...

Henrico, RVA West End , Free
Collaborative Visual Journaling Meetup
Scrap RVA
5pm

Join this group who meets on the last Saturday of every month. Share ideas and gain inspiration with Collaborative Visual Journaling. FREE! Group Leader: Nan...

RVA Northside , Free
Sound Off Saturdays
6pm

An open mic experience you will love. Great food, intriguing people, and amazing talent. RVA's most talented show off their skills, including spoken word,...

RVA Downtown , Free
Stairway to Zeppelin (Tribute to Zeppelin)
8pm

Stairway To Zeppelin is a salute to Led Zeppelin--based in Nashville & skillfully covering some of the greatest rock music of all time. Jonathan Johnson,...

Henrico, RVA West End , $$
Second Stage Performance of “Shrek the Musical”
Weinstein JCC
8:30pm

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure that brings all the beloved characters...

RVA West End , $

Saturday, August 24