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Thursday, July 29

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

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
StoryWalk® @ West End Branch Library: How Rocket Learned to Read
Richmond Public Library

Stop by the West End Branch Library for our latest StoryWalk®. Start on the patio and follow the pages in the windows until you reach the rear entrance to...

RVA West End , Free
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

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

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

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

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

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
Ibrahim Ahmed: It Will Always Come Back to You
Institute for Contemporary Art

In his first U.S. institutional exhibition It Will Always Come Back to You Kuwaiti-born, Giza-based artist Ibrahim Ahmed invites you to explore powerful...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , Free
LIVE Preschool Storytime
Richmond Public Library

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
Thyra Moore
Art Works Gallery

TAKE ME AWAY is the theme of the Summer All Media Show at Art Works. We invite artists to explore vacations—the need for, the escape from the ordinary and a...

RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free
POETRY&MOTION with Roscoe Burnems + Christina Leoni-Osion
Open Space Education

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
Image by Tom Hennessy
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

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 , $
2021 Richmond Shakespeare Festival -
Agecroft Hall, Agecroft Hall

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

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
The Pink Unicorn
Richmond Triangle Players

The Pink Unicorn by Elise Forier Edie Directed by Raja Benz Activists come in many guises. Trisha Lee considers herself to be open-minded and accepting,...

RVA The Fan , $$

Thursday, July 29