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Thursday, September 19

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 , $
Baby and Me- Prince George
Appomattox Regional Library
6am

This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join:...

Hopewell , Free
 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

Join us in The Mezzanine at Quirk Hotel on Thursday, August 22 from 5-8 pm for the opening reception of Judith FAE Brown's solo exhibition, VOLUME. “Beauty...

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
Book Babies
Richmond Public Library
10am

Interactive story, music and play for babies from birth - 17 months with their caregiver.

RVA West End , Free
Book Babies
Richmond Public Library
10am

Join us for a fun and interactive story, music and play for babies from birth to 17 months with their caregiver.

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

Join us for a fun-filled, interactive family storytime! Enjoy songs, rhymes, books and activities for ages 0-5 with an adult.

RVA Northside , Free
Library Yarns
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

If you like to knit or crochet, join this fun time of creativity at the Belmont Library. Bring you portable handwork project for an informal group...

RVA West End , Free
Talk Like A Pirate Day! Story time
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Talk Like A Pirate Day! Story time Join us for a fun-filled PIRATE Story time! For more details contact 804-646-4768.

RVA Downtown , 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
Toddler Time
Richmond Public Library
11am

Join us for fun and interactive stories, music and play for ages 18-36 months with their caregiver.

RVA Southside , Free
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 & Cultural 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
Gallery at First UU
Gallery at First Unitarian Universalist Church
12pm

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
“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
READ Center
Richmond Public Library
1pm

The Read Center's mission is to help adults with low-level literacy develop basic reading and communication skills. Classroom instruction, one-to-one...

RVA East End , Free
Dinwiddie Book Group
Appomattox Regional Library
3pm, 7pm

Come and join us to discuss the book, Only Child by Rhiannon Navin.

Hopewell , Free
Movie Matinees @ Your Library: Front Runner
Richmond Public Library
3pm

Enjoy a movie with us that you may have missed at the theater. Snacks provided - bring a drink. All films show at 3pm every Thursday. Synopsis Gary Hart,...

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
A Night at the Hopera
Virginia Opera
4pm

Join us Thursday, September 19 from 4-9PM at the original Hardywood Park Craft Brewery for A Night at the Hopera! Virginia Opera will be taking over the tap...

RVA Downtown , $
Michael Kenneth Smith Signing
Book People
5pm

Michael Kenneth Smith’s THE THIN GRAY LINE is a novel of love and heroism and redemption set against the bloody palette and battles of the last days of the...

RVA West End , Free
Cocktails with Jeff Cioletti - Drink Like a Geek
Fountain Bookstore
5:30pm

Jeff will be talking cocktails and pop culture! Tickets include: 3 cocktail tasting poursa copy of Drink Like A Geeklight bar snackstalk and signingJeff...

RVA Downtown , $$, Prices Vary
Movie - Fried Green Tomatoes
Appomattox Regional Library
5:30pm

Fried Green Tomatoes was based on the novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg. A woman learns the value of friendship as she...

Hopewell , Free
Art Night: Exhibit Grand Opening at The Cultural Arts Center
6pm

Free Event | Meet the Artists! | Wine & Beer Cash Bar | Fun for all ages! Art Night at The Cultural Arts Center is the perfect way to celebrate the arts...

Henrico , Free
Classics You Forgot to Read Book Club
Richmond Public Library
6pm

Classics You Forgot To Read is a book club about modern classics we all know and love - but maybe forgot to actually read along the way. Branch Manager Adam...

RVA East End , Free
Homage to the Masters
Bella Arte Gallery
6pm

Debra Keirce has been inspired by the master realist painters for as long as she can recall. Her show, “Homage to the Masters,” is her way of honoring those...

Chesterfield , Free
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
Dinwiddie Book Group
Appomattox Regional Library
7pm

Come and join us to discuss the book, Only Child by Rhiannon Navin.

Hopewell , Free
SPECIAL EVENT BROADCAST: "MARGARET ATWOOD, LIVE IN CINEMAS"
Modlin Center for the Arts
7pm

On Tuesday, September 10, 2019, the wait will be over… The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is revealed. The...

RVA West End , Prices Vary, $
Sip & Learn: “Text as Texture” Featuring artist Hillel Smith
7pm

Take a break from your nightly routine to engage with friends and ignite your creative side with a fun, interactive workshop led by Israeli-born artist,...

RVA West End , $, Prices Vary
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, $$$, $$
Doug Stone
8pm

Doug Stone, a contemporary country star, found his mark in music as a lonesome baritone balladeer, although he was very adept at hard-up-tempo country. Doug...

Henrico, RVA West End , $$
Falsettos
Richmond Triangle Players
8pm

A seamless pairing of March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, acclaimed Off Broadway musicals written nearly a decade apart, Falsettos is the tale of...

RVA Arts & Cultural District , Prices Vary, $$
From Tragedy to Triumph
Hanover Tavern
8pm

Hanover Tavern Foundation is pleased to present, “From Tragedy to Triumph, The Martha Ann Fields Story.” Written and performed by Valerie Davis, the story of...

Hanover , $

Thursday, September 19