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Friday, September 27

4th Friday Art Shows and Opening Reception @ Art Works!
Art Works Gallery

Fall exhibits at Art Works open with Michelle McGrath’s Tension, and three new solo shows. The Richmond Camera Club will have a group show and of course...

RVA Southside , Free
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 , $
Story Time - Carson
Appomattox Regional Library
6:30am

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

Hopewell , Free
"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
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
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 , $
Crochet Club
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Meet us every Friday to learn how to knit and crochet. Bring your own materials or just use ours! This class is open to all levels of knowledge and open for...

RVA Northside , Free
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
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 & Cultural District , 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
Provocations Performance: Luis Vasquez La Roche
Institute for Contemporary Art
4pm

Performance artist Luis Vasquez La Roche was born in Venezuela. In 2002 he migrated to Trinidad and Tobago. He graduated from the University of the West...

RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , Free
3-Day Laughter Yoga Leader Training
Slash Coleman
5pm

Acclaimed teacher Slash Coleman will lead participants through a foundation in laughter yoga theory and practical application where students will explore...

RVA The Fan , Prices Vary, $$$
ArtoberFest Beer Release
6pm

In collaboration with CultureWorks & ArtoberVA, come enjoy our version of an Oktoberfest beer: ArtoberFest! A portion of this beer sales through the month of...

Henrico
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
Poetry Night at Zata!
River City Poets
7pm

River City Poets' 4th Friday poetry night returns for a second month to its new Manchester home at 700 Bainbridge St. Both first-time and veteran voices are...

RVA Southside , Free
Richmond Ballet's CONTEMPORARY CLASSICS
Richmond Ballet, Richmond Ballet
7pm

Carmina Burana Choreography by John Butler Music by Carl Orff Theme and Variations Choreography by George Balanchine Music by Peter Ilyich...

RVA Downtown
CAMILLE A. BROWN & DANCERS
Modlin Center for the Arts
7:30pm

“Ms. Brown is an assured performer … magisterial.” — The New York Times Founded in 2006, Camille A. Brown & Dancers is a Bessie Award-winning dance...

RVA West End , 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
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
Virginia Repertory Theatre
8pm

Starring beloved Richmond actors, Scott Wichmann and Alexander Sapp, this Tony Award-winner for Best Musical is a murderous, bawdy and outrageous romp,...

RVA Arts & Cultural District , $$, 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 & Cultural District , Prices Vary, $$
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, $$
Terripan Band - The Ultimate Grateful Dead Experience
The Tin Pan
8pm

Terrapin is the ultimate Grateful Dead experience playing an authentic mix of Grateful Dead and other vintage jam-centric music. Since 2013, Terrapin has...

Henrico, RVA West End , $$

Friday, September 27