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Saturday, May 15

BRAND YOURSELF: An Encore! Master Class with Karen A. Chase
James River Writers

Every author needs an author-centered (not book-centered) marketing plan, regardless of how you publish, how many books you have, or in which genre. That...

Prices Vary, $$
Swift Creek Mill Theatre's Young People's Playhouse
Swift Creek Mill Theatre

Since 1989, Swift Creek Mill Theatre has been providing quality educational plays that cobine learning with arts and culture. Our original producations...

Prices Vary, $$
A Million Blooms
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for the celebration of spring! A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses and...

Henrico , $
Exhibit - Beyond the Blue Pony
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
9am

On exhbit May 1 - June 30 at The Cultural Arts Center. Centered on the image of a blue horse seemingly dancing with joy, this exhibit focuses on the artist’s...

Henrico , Free
Serenity Show logo
9am

If you’re interested in making a room your own sanctuary, we have a gentle suggestion…place art on your walls that caresses your soul. To help create an...

Henrico , Free
Image by Tom Hennessy
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

Experience 50 acres of cultivated gardens, woodland paths and wild spaces along with the interconnectedness of people, plants and water. Restore yourself...

Henrico , $
Harold Mendez: Let us gather in a flourishing way
Institute for Contemporary Art
10am

Let us gather in a flourishing way is a 10-year survey of Los Angeles-based artist Harold Mendez (b. 1977, Chicago). Comprising a selection of nearly 20...

RVA Arts District , Free
Tour the Branch House
The Branch Musuem of Architecture and Design
10am

See rooms not typically open to the public, hear stories about the family that once lived here, and find out all the secrets of the building. Guided tours...

RVA The Fan , $, Prices Vary
Virginia JAZZ: The Early Years Exhibition
Black History Museum and Cultural Center
10am

VIRGINIA JAZZ: The Early Years is a cultural feast of musical artists from Virginia who, from the early 1900s to the mid-1960s, played critical roles in...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , $
April - May Exhibits @ Art Works!
Art Works Gallery
12pm

The plan for the Spring exhibits at Art Works is to go BIG and have fun. With that said, the APRIL 2021 BIG ALL MEDIA ART SHOW will be in the main gallery....

RVA Southside , Free
OUTDOOR CONCERT - Blue Skies with the Desiree Roots Jazz Trio
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm

3RD PERFORMANCE ADDED FOR 12:30PM. Gather your friends and join us outside for some wonderful Jazz from one of our favorite Richmond Divas, Desiree Roots and...

Henrico , $
Latin Ballet Mistica Performance
Latin Ballet of Virginia, Latin Ballet of Virginia
1pm

As part of M&T Bank RESTORE, there will be performances by the Latin Ballet of Virginia on Saturday, May 15, from 1 – 1:40 p.m. and again at 2 – 2:40 p.m....

Henrico , $
Open Space Education's FAMILIAR FACES: MIXED MEDIA PORTRAITS with Leicia Miles at Forest Hill Park
1pm

Experience the multi-layered mixed media process by creating portraits of each other through drawing, painting, collage, and found materials. What will we...

RVA Southside , Prices Vary, $$
Patterson Pages: Adult Book Discussion Group
Richmond Public Library
1pm

Patterson Pages is an adult book group that meets monthly. We have resumed our in-person meeting on the patio, weather permitting, with social distancing...

RVA West End , Free
WORLD MYTHOLOGY, Latin Ballet of Virginia
Latin Ballet of Virginia
1pm, 2pm

Legends and myths from around the world create important markers in our history and heritage timelines. The Latin Ballet of Virginia has brought them to life...

Henrico , Free
Open Space Education's CREATURES IN THE CLAY Workshop with Merenda Cecelia
2pm

Take a closer look at how animals have served as symbols and guides throughout history, coming to our aid when we’re in need. By sculpting small animals out...

RVA Southside , Prices Vary, $$$
WORLD MYTHOLOGY, Latin Ballet of Virginia
Latin Ballet of Virginia
2pm

Legends and myths from around the world create important markers in our history and heritage timelines. The Latin Ballet of Virginia has brought them to life...

Henrico , Free
OUTDOOR CONCERT - Blue Skies with the Desiree Roots Jazz Trio
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
3pm, 5:30pm

3RD PERFORMANCE ADDED FOR 12:30PM. Gather your friends and join us outside for some wonderful Jazz from one of our favorite Richmond Divas, Desiree Roots and...

Henrico , $
Richmond Ballet
Richmond Ballet
5pm, 8:30pm

Originally slated to appear in our April 2020 New Works Festival, Alvin Ailey-trained Levi Marsman makes his Richmond Ballet choreographic debut with a world...

RVA Downtown , $
OUTDOOR CONCERT - Blue Skies with the Desiree Roots Jazz Trio
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
5:30pm

3RD PERFORMANCE ADDED FOR 12:30PM. Gather your friends and join us outside for some wonderful Jazz from one of our favorite Richmond Divas, Desiree Roots and...

Henrico , $
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 , $
Menuhin Competition Celebration Concert
Richmond Symphony
8pm

Join internationally renowned conductor Jahja Ling and the Richmond Symphony in celebration of the Menuhin Competition Richmond 2021. Ling will be joined...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary, $$
Richmond Ballet
Richmond Ballet
8:30pm

Originally slated to appear in our April 2020 New Works Festival, Alvin Ailey-trained Levi Marsman makes his Richmond Ballet choreographic debut with a world...

RVA Downtown , $

Saturday, May 15