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Wednesday, September 18

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
Color Cargo
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
9am

VisArts presents "Color Cargo," an exhibition of work by New York-based artist Damien Davis, curated by Jennifer-Navva Milliken. “Color Cargo” examines the...

RVA The Fan , Free
JUDITH FAE BROWN, "VOLUME"
Quirk Gallery
9am

“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
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, $
Alison Hall | "for the white bird"
Reynolds Gallery
10am

For the white bird is Alison Hall’s second solo exhibition with Reynolds Gallery and is comprised of a series of works on panel in various scales alongside...

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 , $
Elise Schweitzer: Container Garden
10am

The Flippo Gallery of Randolph-Macon College is proud to present "Container Garden," an exhibition of paintings by Elise Schweitzer. Join us for the...

Ashland , Free
Hey, Hey, Hey! Collection by Bill Cooper
10am

"I grew up in segregated Richmond during the fifties and sixties. There were not many people who looked like us in the media - especially on television and...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary
Joan Elliott | "Infinity Fields"
Reynolds Gallery
10am

Celebrating her fifth solo exhibition with Reynolds Gallery, Joan Elliott presents a series of individual paintings and diptychs on panel that display her...

RVA The Fan , Free
Matt Kleberg | "Blind Arcade"
Reynolds Gallery
10am

Blind Arcade marks the first solo exhibition in Richmond for Matt Kleberg, whose work has appeared in several group installations at Reynolds Gallery since...

RVA The Fan , 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
September 2019 Art Exhibits
Richmond Public Library
10am

The following exhibits will be on display from Friday, September 6, 2019, through Tuesday, October 1, 2019: Gellman Room—Accidentally Inspired—colorful...

RVA Downtown , Free
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
Sundry Souls: Views. Values. Vibrancy
Black History Museum and Cultural Center
10am

Sundry Souls is a collection of work created by 17 artists who are as diverse as the images depicted in their creations. Yet, they share the common thread of...

RVA Downtown , $
Fiction Focus Senior Book Club
Richmond Public Library
10:15am

· Free! Must be a resident of the City of Richmond · Must be 55 · Must have a City of Richmond library card (free) · Books provided for one-month...

RVA The Fan , 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 with Llama Llama
Fountain Bookstore
10:30am, 4pm

Bring the tots to storytime with Llama Llama! Our storytime leader will be reading Llama Llama Mess Mess Mess! Later in the day, you can meet Llama Llama...

Chesterfield , Free
Storytime!
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

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

RVA Southside , Free
Toddler Time
Richmond Public Library
11am

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
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 , $
Xavier Mary, Deepwater Horizon
1708 Gallery
11am

1708 Gallery announces Deepwater Horizon, an exhibition of sculpture, video, and appropriated objects by Belgian artist Xavier Mary. Deepwater Horizon...

RVA Arts District , 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
“Cabinet of Curiosities” by Chris Semtner
Anne’s Visual Art Studio
12pm

From September 6 until October 26, 2019, award-winning artist, author, and curator Chris Semtner will present Cabinet of Curiosities, a selection of his...

RVA Downtown , 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
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
Community Expressions
Richmond Public Library
4pm

Help determine your library’s future. Tell us what you like, how we can improve and what should we add. During the one-hour moderated session, we’ll ask you:...

RVA Southside , Free
Storytime with Llama Llama
Fountain Bookstore
4pm

Bring the tots to storytime with Llama Llama! Our storytime leader will be reading Llama Llama Mess Mess Mess! Later in the day, you can meet Llama Llama...

Chesterfield , Free
#wereaddiversebooks Teen Book Club
Richmond Public Library
4:30pm

Teens, join us the 3rd Wednesday of every month for the #wereaddiversebooks Teen Book Club. Each month we will read and discuss a new selection featuring a...

RVA Downtown , Free
Art Explorers: Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse
Richmond Public Library
4:30pm

Meet the artists Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse then create your own collage inspired by their work. Art Explorers meets on the third Wednesday of each...

RVA West End , Free
Gallery at First UU
Gallery at First Unitarian Universalist Church
5pm

Gallery at First UU – Richmond’s Favorite Pop-Up Art Event A visual feast for the eyes, this is not your grandma's church-basement craft show! Gallery at...

RVA The Fan , Free
September RVA Makers Meetup at Blue Dot Studios
RVA Makers
5:30pm

This month I'm very excited to say we will be meeting at Blue Dot Studios!!! What is Blue Dot Studios you ask? Blue Dot is a space for makers and artists...

RVA Southside , Free
Letterpress with Wooden Type
Studio Two Three
6pm

Learn how to set letterpress type with letters large enough to see! We will make posters and use type as image. In this course, we will learn the basic...

RVA Northside , $$
Tōrō Nagashi  Commemorative Festival
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
6pm

In the spirit of the Japanese ceremony Tōrō Nagashi, please join us for our second annual candlelit floating lantern commemorative event. Traditionally,...

Henrico , $, Prices Vary
Patterson Pages: Adult Book Discussion Group - Sing, Unburied, Sing
Richmond Public Library
6:30pm

This month we are reading and discussing Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jessamyn Ward. Copies of this title are available at the library. Please call...

RVA West End , Free
Poetry at Boogaloos!
River City Poets
7pm

River City Poets are back for a Wednesday night of inspiration in RVA's Northside! Grab a cozy corner spot & a signature "Poetic" cocktail and settle in for...

RVA Northside , Free
Why the Fourth Amendment Matters: Constitutional Protection against Arbitrary Search and Seizure
Richmond Public Library
7pm

As part of the Richmond Public Law Library's Celebration of Constitution Day, Historian Carolyn Eastman, Ph.D. and Political Scientist John Aughenbaugh,...

RVA Downtown , Free
Downton Abbey Advanced Screening & Watch Party!
VPM - Virginia's home for Public Media
7:30pm

VPM invites you to an advanced screening & watch party of the much awaited film, Downton Abbey! It’s been four long years since we’ve been a part of the...

Henrico, RVA West End , $
Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
7:30pm

Roald Dahl’s amazing tale is now Richmond’s golden ticket! It’s the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, including “Pure...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary, $$$, $$

Wednesday, September 18