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Saturday, January 18

Best Unpublished Novel Contest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Do you have a completed unpublished novel that’s ready for recognition? Submit it to the Best Unpublished Novel Contest!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

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
Art Exhibits January 2020
Richmond Public Library

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
Edward Hopper and the American Hotel
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

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

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

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
Kristen Solecki "Well Worn"
Quirk Gallery

"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
Stephen Clark, Distilled Encounters
Quirk Gallery

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
Jewelry-Making Workshop
Richmond Public Library

Local artist Laura Mae teaches basic wire wrapping technique in this jewelry-making workshop. This will be the basis for building anything imaginable such...

RVA Downtown , Free
P.A.W.S. to Read with Sprite's Hero Therapy Dogs
Richmond Public Library

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
2020 Birthday Bash
The Edgar Allan Poe Museum

Yes, we're going on even in the rain! Enjoy the programming within our walled, heated tent courtesy of Party Perfect! Parking: we have limited spaces in our...

RVA Downtown , $
Africa's Art in Paint & Wood
Elegba Folklore Society

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
Mosaic Quilt Squares- Communal side
Studio Two Three

Come learn a fun, improvisational way to sew a wonky quilt square on the fly with no measuring(!). Bring scraps or choose from ours, and we'll cut and sew...

RVA Northside , $$
Winter Exhibits and Holiday Shop at Art Works!
Art Works Gallery

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
Alanna Airitam: The Golden Age
Candela Books and Gallery

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
Hygge Reading Party
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

In keeping with the Scandinavian concept of hygge-a quality of coziness and contentment derived from taking pleasure in sweet, quiet moments and good...

Henrico, RVA Northside , $
Patty Carroll: Domestic Ballads
Candela Books and Gallery

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
“The Colorful Family Table” - Author Talk and Tasting Event with Ilene Godofsky Moreno
Fountain Bookstore

Ilene Godofsky Moreno, Certified Health Coach and plant-based food blogger, visits Richmond to promote her second book, “The Colorful Family Table.” Ilene...

RVA Downtown , Free
Gellman Room Concert: Jessica Wakelyn, Erin Wind, and Hope Armstrong Erb
Richmond Public Library

"Somewhere between the Shadow and the Light": An exploration of truth, illusion and human nature through the contrasting voices of Jessica Wakelyn, soprano,...

RVA Downtown , Free
Modlin Center for the Arts

Direct from London’s West End, Tall Stories' motley crew of storytelling musicians brings Oscar Wilde’s classic fairy tales to life in a fantastical journey...

RVA West End , Prices Vary, $
Vision Board Party!
Richmond Public Library

Bring a friend and manifest your goals on a vision board. Magazines and snacks will be provided while they last. Ages 15

RVA Southside , Free
Strong Women in History

Virginia writers J. Thomas Brown and John Maxwell will be reading from their historical novels about strong women in history.

RVA West End , Free
CSz Richmond

The Overtime Improv experience brings a unique twist on a show mixed with both long-form and short-form improv styles. Scenes and games based on audience...

RVA West End, Henrico , $
SUP2 by Rob Carter
The Highpoint

An artist talk centered around Rob Carter's new works in his latest show, "Smoke Screen," at the Highpoint. Come hear him speak and field questions on his...

RVA Northside , Free
Third Saturday Ballroom Dance
USA Dance - Richmond, Chapter #6006

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 , $
Eric Benet (Holiday & New Year Tour)
The Tin Pan

From barefoot dreadlocked troubadour to suave standard-bearer for contemporary R&B. Eric Benét may have changed his look, but one thing has remained...

Henrico, RVA West End , $$
Symphony Pops 3: Journey into the Cosmos
Richmond Symphony

Experience the sights and sounds of the final frontier on a journey with the Richmond Symphony! Hear music from Holst, John Williams, and many others as the...

RVA Downtown , $$, $$$, Prices Vary
The Glass Menagerie
5th Wall Theatre

Amanda Wingfield is a faded remnant of Southern gentility who now lives in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Laura, who has a...

RVA Arts District , Prices Vary, $, $$
The Richmond Forum presents Dave Isay, Catherine Burns & Brandon Stanton
Richmond Forum

“HOW OUR STORIES CONNECT US”— Dave Isay, Catherine Burns, and Brandon Stanton have each gained millions of followers by sharing authentic and powerful...

RVA Arts District , $$

Saturday, January 18