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Saturday, July 31

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
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
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 , $$$
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
Ibrahim Ahmed: It Will Always Come Back to You
Institute for Contemporary Art
10am

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
Liberty or Death Church tours
St. John's Church
10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm

COME HEAR OUR STORY Join us inside Historic St. John's Church, the location of the Second Virginia Convention, and hear the fascinating story of Patrick...

RVA Downtown , $
Basic Screenprinting
Studio Two Three
11am

Curious about screenprinting? This is the intro class for you! Learn everything you need to churn out multiple copies of your design. You'll see how to coat...

RVA Northside , $$
Students looking at artifacts on display
American Civil War Museum
11am

Join us Saturday, July 31st for our annual Family Day! Crafts, family-friendly tours, and youth programs await at our Richmond and Appomattox sites. Special...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary
Thyra Moore
Art Works Gallery
11am

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
Liberty or Death Church tours
St. John's Church
12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm

COME HEAR OUR STORY Join us inside Historic St. John's Church, the location of the Second Virginia Convention, and hear the fascinating story of Patrick...

RVA Downtown , $
Liberty or Death Church tours
St. John's Church
1:30pm, 3pm

COME HEAR OUR STORY Join us inside Historic St. John's Church, the location of the Second Virginia Convention, and hear the fascinating story of Patrick...

RVA Downtown , $
Desiree Roots (left) plays Ella to Scott Wichmann's Frank in Ella and Her Fella Frank
2pm, 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
Liberty or Death Church tours
St. John's Church
3pm

COME HEAR OUR STORY Join us inside Historic St. John's Church, the location of the Second Virginia Convention, and hear the fascinating story of Patrick...

RVA Downtown , $
virtual zine workshop
Studio Two Three
3:30pm

Contact: Raelyn Williams rwilliams@vsdvalliance.org workshop will follow a healthy sexuality workshop from Planned Parenthood zine making yey!

RVA Northside
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 , $$
ComedySportz
CSz Richmond
7:30pm

ComedySportz is improvisational comedy played as a sport, with two teams and a referee taking suggestions from the loyal fans and creating scenes, games and...

Henrico, RVA West End , $
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
The Pink Unicorn
Richmond Triangle Players
8pm

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 , $$

Saturday, July 31