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Saturday, September 18

Call for Entries: Special Gallery Members Show Fall 2021 (THEME: RED)
Crossroads Art Center

October – December 2021 – Online Members Show Theme: The Color Red Call for Entries (CFE): ONLINE ONLY Call for Entries (CFE): Wednesday, September 8 –...

Henrico , $
Virtual Event
Hispanic and Latino American Call For Entries All Media Show
Crossroads Art Center

Call for Entries Online Only: Sept. 1 - 20th Show Online Only: October 1 - 31, 2021 For more information:...

Henrico , $
Virtual Event
Kid Kit: Mexican Metal Art
Richmond Public Library

September 15th marked the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month! Parents, fill out this request form and pick up a kit to learn how to make Mexican Metal Art...

RVA East End , Free
Pirate Day @ West End
Richmond Public Library

Talk Like a Pirate Day is coming! Set sail for the West End Branch on Saturday 9/18 to participate in a variety of socially distanced, pirate themed crafts...

RVA West End , Free
Take & Make: Mini Terrariums
Richmond Public Library

Hey, teens! Bring a bit of the outdoors inside with you with these mini terrariums! Be sure to stop into the East End Branch anytime between September 8th to...

RVA East End , Free
Unknown Terrain - Landscapes of Today, Tomorrow & Beyond
Bella Arte Gallery
5:30am, 10am

Our gallery artists have painted fresh & innovative landscape scenes focusing on atmosphere, lighting & mood. These landscapes are but windows that connect...

Chesterfield , Free
FALL PLANTFEST
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

One of Central Virginia’s most-anticipated plant sales. Dozens of vendors and knowledgeable Garden volunteers help you choose your best plants! Fall...

Henrico , $$, Prices Vary
FALL PLANTFEST
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

One of Central Virginia’s most-anticipated plant sales. Dozens of vendors and knowledgeable Garden volunteers help you choose your best plants! Fall...

Henrico , $, Prices Vary
James River Art League Exhibit
James River Art League
9am

With over 130 member artists and 55 years since its founding, the James River Art League’s mission is to encourage the creation and appreciation of the...

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 , $
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
James River Art League Exhibit
James River Art League
10am

With over 130 member artists and 55 years since its founding, the James River Art League’s mission is to encourage the creation and appreciation of the...

Free
James River Art League Exhibit at Crossroads Art Center
James River Art League
10am

With over 130 member artists and 55 years since its founding, the James River Art League’s mission is to encourage the creation and appreciation of the...

Free
Black History Museum
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
10am

In 2019, the VMHC and the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia (BHMVA) began a long-term partnership to share collections and resources to...

RVA Arts District , Prices Vary
Publick Days
10am

Watch 400 years of history come to life during Publick Days with over 50 interpreters at our living-history museum as we celebrate the founding of Henricus!...

Chesterfield , $
Stories at the Museum: My Name is Celia Cruz
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
10am

Aimed at pre-K and early elementary learners, our educator led Stories at the Museum program will feature a read-aloud story time in one of our museum...

RVA Arts District , Prices Vary
Sustaining Encounters
10am

Reynolds Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Sustaining Encounters, a two-person exhibition presenting the work of Nancy Blum and Joseph Scheer at...

Sustaining Encounters
10am

Reynolds Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Sustaining Encounters, a two-person exhibition presenting the work of Nancy Blum and Joseph Scheer at...

Unknown Terrain - Landscapes of Today, Tomorrow & Beyond
Bella Arte Gallery
10am

Our gallery artists have painted fresh & innovative landscape scenes focusing on atmosphere, lighting & mood. These landscapes are but windows that connect...

Chesterfield , Free
Violins of Hope Musicians
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
10am

Violins of Hope is a touring exhibition dedicated to initiating deeper, more meaningful conversations about tolerance and social justice while educating...

RVA Arts District , Prices Vary
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, RVA East End , $
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 , $
Heidi Nunnally for Dog Days of Summer
Art Works Gallery
11am

See 4 new exhibits and tour 80 artist studios. Admission is free and open to the public Tuesdays - Sundays 11 am - 5 pm. Exhibits include: James River...

RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day
11am

The Pamunkey Indian Museum & Cultural Center is pleased to announce their participation in Museum Day on September 18th, 2021 from 11am to 4pm. Museum Day...

Free
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, RVA East End , $
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 , $
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, RVA East End , $
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 , $
Safe Space x Carytown Pride Pop-Up
2pm

Join Safe Space Market for our second pride pop-up of the month at Carytown Pride! This month we're collecting back-to-school supplies for Girls For A...

The Return To Me Film Premiere
2pm

The Return To Me is a short film written and produced by Kathryn Thompson. It tells the story of an African American woman on a search to find what truly...

Hopewell , $
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, RVA East End , $
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 , $
Organic merging of paintings by Matt Lively and Ed Trask
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
5pm

“Blip of the Moment” Matt Lively and Ed Trask September 17 – October 24, 2021 Opening reception on Friday, September 17 from 5-8 p.m. (Outdoor Location:...

RVA The Fan , Free
RICHMOND BALLET: STUDIO ONE
Richmond Ballet
5pm, 8pm

Three Preludes Choreography by Ben Stevenson, O.B.E. Music by Sergei Rachmaninoff Pianist: Dr. Douglas-Jayd Burn Pas de Deux from Vestiges Choreography by...

RVA Downtown , $
Mary Temple, Cool August Rain, 2020, gouache, acrylic and paper on paper, 17.5 x 16 inches
5pm

Reynolds Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of To Balance a Stone, a solo exhibition of Mary Temple’s works on paper and acrylic on canvas paintings...

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 , $
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 , $
Louise Keeton in Every Brilliant Thing
8pm

The Illuminated Stage Theatre Company presents Every Brilliant Thing, a one-person that show captures the irrepressible resilience of the human spirit and...

Chesterfield , Prices Vary
I AND YOU Screening (VCUarts Theatre)
Virginia Commonwealth University
8pm

I AND YOU is a VCU Theatre filmed performance, produced in the Spring of 2021 following COVID safety protocols. About I AND YOU: One afternoon, Anthony...

RVA Arts District, RVA The Fan , $
"I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" by Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts
Swift Creek Mill Theatre
8pm

This smart, insightful musical comedy follows the thrill and folly of modern-day relationships, from the nerve-wracking first date to marriage, children, and...

Chesterfield, Colonial Heights , Prices Vary
RICHMOND BALLET: STUDIO ONE
Richmond Ballet
8pm

Three Preludes Choreography by Ben Stevenson, O.B.E. Music by Sergei Rachmaninoff Pianist: Dr. Douglas-Jayd Burn Pas de Deux from Vestiges Choreography by...

RVA Downtown , $

Saturday, September 18