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Wednesday, November 16

MacArthur's Park: detail. Junk Mail Collage on Canvas 40"x60W"
Sandhi Schimmel Gold, Sandhi Schimmel Gold
12am

Over 20 original works of art on display by local artist Sandhi Schimmel Gold. Sandhi's work is in private, corporate and museum collections around the world...

RVA Northside , Free
James River Art League Exhibit  at Cedarfield Art Gallery
James River Art League
9am

Artists from the James River Art League will exhibit their work in the Cedarfield Art Gallery from October 3 through January 3, 2023

Ashland, Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, New Kent, Petersburg, Powhatan, RVA Downtown, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan, Dinwiddie, Prince George, Fluvanna County , Free
Santa’s Wonderland returns to Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s with FREE photos with Santa
9am

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s is proud to invite families to the beloved tradition of visiting Santa Claus this holiday season during the annual Santa’s...

Santa’s Wonderland returns to Bass Pro Shops with FREE photos with Santa
9am

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s is proud to invite families to the beloved tradition of visiting Santa Claus this holiday season during the annual Santa’s...

There's Just Us represented the struggle communities fight with hate & bigotry and the collective voices that were strong enough to stand up and strong against all odds.
Virginia Holocaust Museum
9am

August 11-12, 2022 marks the five-year anniversary of the Unite the Right rally that shook the quiet, central Virginia city of Charlottesville. To recognize...

RVA Downtown , Free
Skin: Living Armor, Evolving Identity
Science Museum of Virginia
9:30am

Skin has a number of impressive features: it’s shape shifting, color changing and highly adaptive. But it’s also thought provoking, interaction changing and...

RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , Prices Vary
Barry Purcell, "120 Garrett", 2022, mounted photo collage, 29 x 29 inches
10am

Reynolds Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Building a Theme, a solo exhibition by Barry Purcell at our 401 Libbie Avenue location. The exhibition...

English Language Acquisition ELA class (pre-registration is required)
Richmond Public Library
10am

English Language Acquisition (ELA) Richmond Public Schools Adult Services program offers ELA classes (also known as ESL) for two semesters each year. ...

RVA Southside , Free
FORGING FREEDOM, JUSTICE, and EQUALITY 40th Anniversary Exhibition
Black History Museum and Cultural Center
10am

Forging Freedom, Justice, and Equality is a riveting interactive, multi-themed immersion into the Black experience in the history of the Commonwealth of...

Ashland, Charles City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, New Kent, Petersburg, Powhatan, RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan, Dinwiddie, Prince George, Fluvanna County , $
Katia Santibañez, YD9RL, 2022,  Casein and Oil on Canvas, 20 x 16 Inches.
Reynolds Gallery
10am

Reynolds Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Spiraling, a multi-artist exhibition of bold and fresh paintings. The exhibition opens Friday,...

RVA The Fan , Free
Five of the featured artists in the JRAL Art Gallery at Crossroads Art Center
James River Art League
10am

The artwork of JRAL artists Sarah Marshall Elliott, Janine Orr, Che', Porter Smith-Thayer and Tami Topalu is featured in the JRAL Gallery in Crossroads Art...

Ashland, Charles City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, New Kent, Petersburg, Powhatan, RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan, Dinwiddie, Prince George, Fluvanna County , Free
Naima Green: I Keep Missing My Water
Institute for Contemporary Art
10am

I Keep Missing My Water is a newly commissioned exhibition by photographer Naima Green that continues the artist’s ongoing investment in documenting intimacy...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , Free
Rafael Domenech: The Medium is the Massage
Institute for Contemporary Art
10am

The Medium is the Massage is a new commission by the Cuban American artist Rafael Domenech for a year-long pavilion for self-publishing, collective reading,...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , Free
Raoul Dufy: Drawn to Royal Ascot
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
10am

Featuring more than two dozen works on paper by the important Fauvist painter and quintessential artist of vibrant outdoor social events, this delightful...

RVA Arts District , Free
Storied Strings: The Guitar in American Art
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
10am

Storied Strings: The Guitar in American Art is the first exhibition to explore the instrument’s symbolism in American art from the early 19th century to the...

RVA Arts District , $
Words Matter
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
10am

Words Matter features 10 works by contemporary Native American artists who have worked in the medium of printmaking, including Shan Goshorn (Cherokee), Rick...

RVA Arts District , Free
dana washington-queen: Resume at the Point of Interruption
Institute for Contemporary Art
10am

Lens-based artist dana washington-queen (b. 1985) uses writing and video-making as an inquiry into freedom and escape. What are freedom’s possibilities?...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , Free
Book Babies Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Join us at the West End Branch for a storytime full of songs, stories, movement, and play - perfect for babies and younger toddlers up to 17 months with a...

RVA West End , Free
Family Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Join us at the Broad Rock Library for Storytime, perfect for children aged 0 - 5!

RVA Southside , Free
Toddler Time
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Join us for fun and interactive stories, music and play for ages 18-36 months with their caregiver.

RVA West End , Free
Chris Semtner
Art Works Gallery
11am

See these new exhibits and tour 80 artist studios Tuesday thru Sunday 11 am – 5 pm. Admission is free. These exhibits end November 19th, 2022. ...

RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free
Lunch Break Science: "Computational Modeling for Crewed Mars Mission"
12pm

Come listen to Ibrahim Guven, a Ph.D. Associate Professor in the department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at VCU, as he discusses the computational...

Free
Tyrone Power Cherry III & Family for Photoville
Petersburg Area Art League
12pm

Ask anyone in Petersburg, Virginia, what they enjoy about the city of roughly 33,000 people, and you’ll find many commonalities. Its architecture, its...

Petersburg , Free
Richmond Short Stories
The Valentine
1:30pm

Join us for a 30-minute gallery tour uncovering fascinating objects in the Valentine’s collection. Each Wednesday* at 1:30 p.m., a Valentine staff member...

RVA Downtown , Free
Office of Community Wealth Building Barrier Navigator Office Hours
Richmond Public Library
2pm

Come talk to a Barrier Navigator about the Office of Workforce Development's programs.

RVA Southside , Free
Office of Community Wealth Building Barrier Navigator Office Hours
Richmond Public Library
2pm

Come talk to a Barrier Navigator about the Office of Community Wealth Building's workforce development programs.

RVA Southside , Free
Westover Hills Crafts: Fall Leaves Dot Painting
Richmond Public Library
4pm

Bring out your inner artist at Westover Hill’s crafting program. Supplies are provided, just bring your creativity! Celebrate the fall season with this fun...

RVA Southside , Free
Get Crafty Together: Caramel Apples!
Richmond Public Library
4:30pm

You've probably eaten a caramel apple before, but have you ever made one? Join us as we create these tasty fall staples -- and then eat them!

RVA East End , Free
ESOL CLASS
Richmond Public Library
5pm

English as a Second Language(ESL) Classes! This program is perfect for gaining more knowledge of the English language for ALL Learning levels! Open to...

RVA West End , Free
Teen Sharpie Coasters
Appomattox Regional Library
5:30pm

Did you know that you can paint with sharpies? Protect your furniture with beautiful watercolor coasters made with sharpies.

Hopewell, Dinwiddie, Prince George , Free
Live at The Branch | Victor Haskins
6pm

Victor Haskins is a multi-instrumentalist, multidisciplinary artist, international performer, composer, improviser, bandleader, and educator. Haskins creates...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , Prices Vary
The Illumination Series: The Poetry Society of Virginia
The Edgar Allan Poe Museum
6pm

POE-ts unite! Join the Poe Museum for an evening of poetry with The Poetry Society of Virginia in our picturesque Enchanted Garden, a location created to be...

RVA Downtown , $
DISNEY PRINCESS: THE COURT
7pm

For generations, the music of Disney’s princesses has been the soundtrack to our lives. Now, for the first time in forever, a quartet of Broadway and...

Ashland, Charles City, Colonial Heights, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, New Kent, Petersburg, Powhatan, RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan, Dinwiddie, Prince George, Fluvanna County , $$
Christmas on the Rocks
Richmond Triangle Players
8pm

RTP's twisted holiday hit returns! It’s Christmas Eve in a rundown local bar. Expecting a silent night, the bartender finds himself mixing drinks for a...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA Northside , $$

Wednesday, November 16