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Thursday, January 16

Best Unpublished Novel Contest
James River Writers

Do you have a completed unpublished novel that’s ready for recognition? Submit it to the Best Unpublished Novel Contest! The contest is open for submissions...

$
Free Admission Days
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

All Garden visitors enjoy FREE admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden: Jan. 7-12, 2020. There is plenty to see at the Garden in January! The warm and...

Henrico , Free
Stephen Clark, Distilled Encounters
Quirk Gallery
9am

We shall not cease from exploring and the end of our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time (Four Quartets:...

RVA Downtown , Free
Art Exhibits January 2020
Richmond Public Library
10am

Art Exhibits The following exhibits will be on display from Friday, January 3, 2020, through Tuesday, February 4, 2020: GELLMAN ROOM, DOOLEY FOYER, DOOLEY...

RVA Downtown , 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
Edward Hopper and the American Hotel
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
10am

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents the premiere of Edward Hopper and the American Hotel, the first in-depth study of hospitality settings depicted in...

RVA The Fan , $
Hamilton and The Virginians
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
10am

The “ten-dollar Founding Father” will take over the Virginia Museum of History & Culture to coincide with the Virginia tour of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s...

RVA The Fan , Prices Vary
Katie Barrie, The Very Definition of a Beach Paradise, 2019; Claes Oldenburg, Apple Core – Spring, 1990; David Freed, By The River, 2004
Reynolds Gallery
10am

Reynolds Gallery is pleased to announce three exhibitions premiering January 10, 2020. From Katie Barrie comes her first solo exhibition at the gallery;...

RVA The Fan , 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
Alanna Airitam: The Golden Age
Candela Books and Gallery
11am

JAN 3 - FEB 22 Alanna Airitam: The Golden Age is a tribute to black culture and black histories. In an effort to reframe the narrative of western art...

RVA Arts District , Free
Patty Carroll: Domestic Ballads
Candela Books and Gallery
11am

JAN 3 - FEB 22 Since the mid-1990s, Patty Carroll has been examining female identity, both by way of and through domesticity. Anonymous Women is a series of...

RVA Arts District , 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
Africa's Art in Paint & Wood
Elegba Folklore Society
12pm

Visit Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center and take in Africa’s Art in Paint & Wood. Browse through this eclectic collection of batiks from Burkina...

RVA Arts District , Prices Vary
Open Studio -- Artists at Work
12pm

Visit Eclectica! Art Gallery in Midlothian to watch, learn, hang out, discuss techniques, materials, inspiration and frustration with in-house artist Sandhi...

Chesterfield , Free
Winter Exhibits and Holiday Shop at Art Works!
Art Works Gallery
12pm

Our Winter Exhibits begin the holiday season with a special gallery filled with holiday gifts—Richmond style. Everything is handmade, in Richmond—from...

RVA Southside , 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
Movie Matinees @ Your Library
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 & 5:30pm every Thursday.

RVA West End , Free
Family Storytime
Richmond Public Library
4pm

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
Celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr.
Richmond Public Library
4:30pm

Come to the North Avenue Library as we celebrate the life of Civil Rights Movement leader Martin Luther King Jr by reading a biography and making a related...

RVA Northside , Free
Kristen Solecki "Well Worn"
Quirk Gallery
5pm

"I have been collecting discarded photos for over a decade. Most are black and white from a time when standard film was expensive and snapshots were...

RVA Downtown , Free
A Night at the Hopera: Princesses and Pints
Virginia Opera
5:30pm

Come one, come all to Virginia Opera’s “A Night at the Hopera: Princesses and Pints Edition” at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery! In honor of our performances...

RVA Northside , $
Art Night: Exhibit Grand Opening at The Cultural Arts Center
6pm

Join us for an evening of art! Art Night at The Cultural Arts Center is the perfect way to celebrate the arts with friends and loved ones (perfect for date...

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
Crafty Hour: Felt Flowers
Richmond Public Library
6pm

No drinks at this happy hour, just a chance to get creative with other adults and learn a new skill or polish up an old one. This month we'll learn how to...

RVA Downtown , Free
Foundry Series: Presidential Elections
American Civil War Museum
6pm

Presidential elections can polarize the electorate, especially when the candidates offer drastically different visions for the future. What can we learn...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary
Thriller Writers John Gilstrap and Jeffrey Gunhus in Conversation
Fountain Bookstore
6:30pm

Bestselling authors Gunhus and Gilstrap will be chatting about the business and craft of writing suspenseful, bestselling novels for children and adults (and...

RVA Downtown , $

Thursday, January 16