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Thursday, July 15

ESSAYS: WRITING YOUR POINT with Athena Dixon (an Encore! Intensive)
James River Writers
12am

Personal essays are as unique as the individual writer. However, there are a few best practices and tips to consider. In this session, Athena Dixon (whose...

Prices Vary
Virtual Event
Avocado Tree (Yellow Harmony), 2021, oil on canvas, 36 x 60 inches

Reynolds Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of In Front of Nature, an exhibition of Samuel Bjorklund’s oil paintings spanning more than 20 years. In...

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, $$
Virtual Event
WRITING THE TOUGH STUFF: When, Why, and How to Tackle Painful Material with Lisa Ellison (an Encore! Master Class)
James River Writers
12am

During this two-hour master class, we’ll explore common roadblocks creative nonfiction writers face. Next, we’ll examine the purpose behind your most...

Prices Vary
Virtual Event
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 , $
NEW! Creative Arts Theatre Camp (Ages 7-15)
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
9am

Animate and engage your voice, body and imagination with improvisation, character work, stage presence, theatre games, dance, music and set creations – all...

Henrico , $$$
Pine Camp Outdoor Adventure Camp
9am

We can’t wait to get started and see all your bright faces in the sunlight at Pine Camp Outdoor Adventure Camp! There are four, two week long sessions to...

RVA Northside , $$
Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family
Science Museum of Virginia
9:30am

With its 60 plus razor-sharp teeth, bone-crushing jaws and starring role in a blockbuster film series, T. rex is arguably the world’s most popular dinosaur....

RVA The Fan , Prices Vary
James River Fog II, 2021, archival pigment print on Museo silver rag paper, 40 x 60 inches
Reynolds Gallery
10am

Reynolds Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Fleeting Light, an exhibition of Alex Nyerges’ photographs and the inaugural solo exhibition at our...

RVA West End
LIVE Preschool Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Join us for a hybrid in-person and LIVE via Zoom interactive storytime for ages 2 ½ -5. No registration required for in-person attendance. Storytimes will...

RVA Northside , Free
Darwin Comes to Town
The Branch Musuem of Architecture and Design
11am

Schilthuizen magnifies urban ecologies to offer readers an up-close look at how flexible and adaptable natural selection can be. The new conditions in our...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , Free, $
Virtual Event
Thyra Moore
Art Works Gallery
11am

Summertime exhibits at Art Works are full of variety. There’s Clay Play. We are asking artists who work in clay to submit their creations in the juried show....

RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free
Preschool Process Art- Painting with Tissue Paper
Richmond Public Library
11am

Calling all preschoolers! It's your turn to make some beautiful artwork! After sharing a story, we will explore a method of "painting" using pieces of...

RVA West End , Free
POETRY&MOTION with Roscoe Burnems + Christina Leoni-Osion
Open Space Education
3pm

Richmond’s first poet laureate and national slam poetry champion, Roscoe Burnems, collaborates with performance artist, Christina Leoni-Osion, to offer...

Henrico, RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , Prices Vary
Lego Club @ West End
Richmond Public Library
4pm

Lego Club is now back in person! Come to the West End Branch at 4pm to Read, Build, and Share with LEGO! We will start with a short book at 4:00pm for...

RVA West End , Free
Teen Advisory Group (TAG) Meeting
Richmond Public Library
4pm

Current and prospective TAG members, join us for our monthly meeting held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the Main Library. Help us plan teen programs,...

RVA East End , Free
Image by Tom Hennessy
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
5pm

Relax on Thursday evenings June through September at Flowers After 5. Stroll through the gardens; listen to relaxing live music, and enjoy food and drinks...

Henrico , $
Quality Time Exhibition
5pm

As many people across the globe experienced in 2020, this group of artists was separated without warning. The conclusion of their college careers didn’t...

Free
ART NIGHT AT THE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER
6pm

ART NIGHT AT THE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER Mark your calendar for the grand opening of FOUR new exhibits! Invite a friend and join us for a fun evening of art...

Henrico , Free
Help Us Design Our New Library!
Richmond Public Library
6pm

You are cordially invited to join us for a community workshop with architectural firms Steinberg Hart and KEi. We are currently in the preliminary planning...

RVA Downtown , Free
2021 Richmond Shakespeare Festival -
Agecroft Hall, Agecroft Hall
7:30pm

LIVE ACTORS! IN PERSON! NO SCREENS! July 8th – August 15th, Thursday thru Sunday at 7:30 pm. Agecroft Hall & Gardens 4305 Sulgrave Rd. Richmond,...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , $$
Desiree Roots (left) plays Ella to Scott Wichmann's Frank in Ella and Her Fella Frank
8pm

Inspired by the late Randy Strawderman’s 1999 hit musical of the same name, Ella and Her Fella Frank invites you to a heavenly concert with Ella Fitzgerald...

RVA Arts District

Thursday, July 15