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Saturday, September 21

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
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
Card Making with Stamps & Ink Workshop
Scrap RVA
10am

Sheila Dean continues her card making series with techniques using stamps and inks. All ages $10 per person includes all materials

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 , $
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
InsideOut with Rita McClenny
Black History Museum and Cultural Center
10am

InsideOut is BHMVA's signature program that invites the community to engage in conversations with some of Virginia's most influential people. Our next...

RVA Downtown , 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
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
Smithsonian Museum Day
The Edgar Allan Poe Museum
10am

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country...

RVA Downtown , $, 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 , $
Time Travelers Free Admission Weekend
The Edgar Allan Poe Museum
10am

Time Travelers, a biannual Richmond Region tradition, invites tourists and locals alike to discover the area’s treasures spanning 400 years of fascinating...

RVA Downtown
Time Travelers: Free Admission Weekend
The Valentine
10am

Time Travelers, a biannual Richmond Region tradition, invites tourists and locals alike to discover the area’s treasures spanning 400 years of fascinating...

Ashland, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , Free
Family Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Join us for a fun-filled, interactive story time! Story time aims to instill a love of reading with songs, rhymes, books and activities for ages 0-5 with an...

RVA Southside , 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
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
The Basics: Adobe Creative Suite
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 , $$$
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
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
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
Urban Fiction Experience
Richmond Public Library
12pm

The new Urban Fiction Experience is hitting Richmond this fall! Meet dozens of your favorite best selling authors of Urban Fiction and get to know the stars...

RVA Downtown , 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
Book Talk with Ronald Kirkwood: Too Much for Human Endurance
American Civil War Museum
1pm

Discover the untold stories of the Spangler family, their farm, the medical workers who labored to save lives, and the men who suffered and died there during...

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
Professional Development for Creatives (Part 1): Grant Writing
Institute for Contemporary Art
1pm

The secret to writing a grant is not secret at all. This seminar will demystify the process by providing emerging, mid-career, and established artists with...

Free
Confetti Community Conversations: Building Healthier Connected Communities
Black History Museum and Cultural Center
2pm

Good health is not achieved alone, it takes all of us to work together to transform health in our communities. There's power in our communities that can...

RVA Downtown , Free
Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
2pm, 8pm

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, $$$, $$
Open Company Rehearsal
Dogtown Dance Theatre, Dogtown Dance Theatre
3pm

Join us in the studio for an inside look into the creation process of “Circadian”! Learn more about both Dogtown and KARAR from the Directors, get to know...

RVA Southside , Free
Friends and Family Day
Culture4MyKids
4pm

3rd Saturday is Friends and Family Day With Culture4MyKids. Every 3rd Saturday, we are doing something collective to celebrate arts, culture, and education....

RVA Downtown , $
Provocations Performance: Christine Wyatt
Institute for Contemporary Art
4pm

Dance Ensemble Christine Wyatt is a dance artist who received her B.F.A. in Dance & Choreography from VCU in 2018. She has worked with professional dance...

RVA Arts District , Free
Canceled:  Oyster Roast with Author Karen A. Chase @ West End Branch Library
Richmond Public Library
5pm

Canceled. Author will be unable to attend. What did colonists eat during the Revolution? Where could you get the best oysters in Manhattan? And who burned...

RVA West End , Free
Oyster Roast with Author Karen A. Chase
Book People
5pm

What did colonists eat during the Revolution? Where could you get the best oysters in Manhattan? And who burned the city (on September 21st)—was it the...

RVA West 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
Third Saturday Ballroom Dance
USA Dance - Richmond, Chapter #6006
7pm

Monthly dance sponsored by the Richmond Chapter of USA Dance, a non-profit devoted to the promotion of ballroom dancing as a sport and as a recreational...

Henrico , $
BALSAM RANGE
Modlin Center for the Arts
7:30pm

One of the most decorated bands in bluegrass, 2018 International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) Entertainer of the Year Balsam Range returns to the...

RVA West End , Prices Vary, $, $$
Late Have I Loved Thee: Passionate Italian Baroque
7:30pm

This concert will explore the particular character of Italian baroque, which involves dramatic gesture in melody and improvisation, rhythmic playfulness, and...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary, $
Passing Strange
7:30pm

This innovative new musical exploded on Broadway in 2008 winning a Drama Desk Award, a New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, two Obies, 7 Tony nominations,...

RVA The Fan , $, $$, Prices Vary
Warm: A Pop/Rock Opera
Firehouse Theatre
7:30pm

Be in the audience for this historic moment when we introduce Richmond audiences to JC Gonzalez's new pop/rock opera WARM. ​Join us for this incredible new...

RVA The Fan , $$, Prices Vary
Agatha Christie's THE MOUSETRAP
River City Community Players
8pm

River City Community Players presents THE MOUSETRAP by Agatha Christie. "A group of strangers gathered in a remote part of the countryside discover, to their...

Chesterfield , $
Altria Masterworks 1, Opening Weekend: The Return of Marin Alsop
Richmond Symphony
8pm

All Altria Masterworks Concerts are held in the Carpenter Theatre at the Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Discover the power of live music...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary, $, $$$
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 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 , $
Holmes and Watson
Swift Creek Mill Theatre
8pm

Sherlock Holmes is dead… or so it is assumed. The world knows the great detective went over the falls at Reichenbach with his nemesis Professor Moriarty. As...

Colonial Heights , Prices Vary, $$
Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
8pm

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, $$$, $$
Susan Greenbaum "Carole King's "Tapestry"
The Tin Pan
8pm

Enjoy an evening dedicated to the great Carole King album Tapestry. Her album is one of the best-selling albums of all-time, with over 25 million copies sold...

Henrico, RVA West End , $$

Saturday, September 21