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Events

Friday, May 21

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, $$
RVA Library Storytime Shorts
Richmond Public Library

Read along with Miss Hannah from the Belmont Library as you explore a picture book together. This can be viewed every Friday on our Richmond Public Library...

Free
Virtual Event
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, $$
Unfinished Business
Library of Virginia

Despite ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1920, many people in the United States were denied the right to vote because of...

RVA Downtown , Free
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
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
First Chapter Friday!
Richmond Public Library
3:30pm

Join Miss Hannah in exploring a new book! She will read the first chapter of the book and, together, you will discuss what you thought about the first...

Free
Virtual Event
Special Nights
Children's Museum of Richmond
4:45pm

The Children’s Museum is excited to host a FREE night for families with children with disabilities on the third Friday of each month from 4:45-6:30 pm. The...

RVA Downtown , Free
May 2021 Live+Virtual Art Opening
Crossroads Art Center
6pm

Join Crossroads Art Center for our May Open House + Artist Reception on Friday, May 21, 2021 from 6-9 p.m. Free Admission. In person open house by...

Henrico , Free
Richmond Ballet
Richmond Ballet
6:30pm

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 , $

Friday, May 21