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Thursday, November 17

Music at Hardywood 2

The Richmond Symphony returns to Hardywood for chamber classics, craft beer, pizza, and fun

Richmonder Duke Lafoon on being in TV shows, movies and more.

Since Duke Lafoon moved to New York, he's been in big-name TV series, movies and the lead in an Off-Broadway musical. We talk about his stage and screen...

RVA Arts District , Free
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...

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 , $
Family Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10am

Join us for a fun-filled, interactive family storytime! Enjoy songs, rhymes, books and activities for ages 0-5 with an adult.

RVA Northside , Free
Family Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10am

Join us for a fun, interactive and educational storytime featuring books, songs, and rhymes, perfect for children up to 5!

RVA East End , Free
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 , $
Tabletop Thursday @ West End Branch Library
Richmond Public Library
10am

Need a break from screens and videos? Have some time to spend with family and friends? Stop by the West End Branch on Thursdays for boardgame fun! Trivial...

RVA West End , Free
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
Richmond Public Library
10:15am, 10:30am

Join us for a fun and interactive story, music and play for babies from birth to 17 months with their caregiver.

RVA West End , Free
Adult Education Classes
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Free GED Classes! Students must register at the Adult Education Center before the class begins. Adult & Continuing Education Programs - Richmond Public...

RVA Southside , Free
Adult English Class
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Richmond Public Schools' Adult and Continuing Education Adult English class. Registration required. For more information call 804-780-8311.

RVA Southside , Free
Book Babies
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Join us for a fun and interactive story, music and play for babies from birth to 17 months with their caregiver.

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

Join us for our fun, interactive and educational storytime featuring books, songs, rhymes and activities! For ages 3-5 with an adult.

RVA Downtown , Free
Preschool storytime
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Join us each week for a story time specially designed to engage and delight our youngest patrons! We’ll read, sing, and play our way through fun stories and...

RVA Southside , Free
Tragedy in Richmond: The Crash of Flight 201/8
Virginia War Memorial
10:30am

On November 8, 1961, Imperial Airlines flight 201/8 was transporting new recruits for the United States Army to Columbia, South Carolina for training. A drop...

RVA Downtown , Free
Virtual Event
Family Storytime
Richmond Public Library
11am

Join us for a fun-filled, interactive storytime! Enjoy songs, rhymes, books and activities for ages 0-5 with an adult. *Due to the increase in Covid...

RVA Northside , 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
VSU Department of Art & Design: Confluence - Gallery Show
11am

Confluence Work by the VSU Department of Art & Design Faculty Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 11AM-3PM Artists’ Statement Virginia State...

Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, Dinwiddie, Prince George , Free
Toddler Time
Richmond Public Library
11:30am

Storytime (Toddlers) 11:30am - 12:15pm *No Two Alike- Keith Baker *Love You Head to Toe- Ashley Barron At the end of storytime we will name different...

RVA Southside , Free
“Jungle Nights” by Susan Hribernik, original prismacolor drawing on limited edition maple skateboard deck
Anne’s Visual Art Studio
12pm

Hribernik Skateboards was founded in 2014 by RVA artist Susan Hribernik. She combines her love of making art and skateboarding with every deck and all the...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA Northside , $
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
“Decaying Circles” by Marina Williams,  16.5 x 21 Marker on Paper Framed
Anne’s Visual Art Studio
12pm

Richmond artist Marina Williams created her marker & mixed media works on paper through the pandemic. “Color in Darkness” is a vibrant, illustrative stream...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA Northside , $
Master Gardener Help Desk
Richmond Public Library
3:30pm, 3:45pm

Master Gardeners will be out in the library, eager to answer any of your gardening questions. They will have soil sample kits and other helpful resources for...

RVA West End , Free
STEAM TEAM-  Stained Glass
Richmond Public Library
3:30pm

Create your very own fall themed stained glass with what else... Sharpies! ( and a little paint). Learn all about the science behind the creations!

RVA Downtown , Free
Master Gardener Help Desk
Richmond Public Library
3:45pm

Master Gardeners will be out in the library, eager to answer any of your gardening questions. They will have soil sample kits and other helpful resources for...

RVA West End , Free
Get Crafty Together: Caramel Apples!
Richmond Public Library
4pm

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
Lego Club @ West End
Richmond Public Library
4pm

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 inspiration and then get...

RVA West End , Free
Toddler Thanksgiving Smoosh Painting
Richmond Public Library
4pm

Smoosh and squish your way to some fantastic toddler Thanksgiving art this afternoon at the East End Library!

RVA East End , Free
Valentine Meat Juice Bloody Mary Mix Launch Party
5pm

The Valentine’s founder Mann S. Valentine II crafted a medicinal beef extract in 1870 to remedy his wife Ann’s poor health. He marketed it as “Valentine’s...

STREAM
Appomattox Regional Library
5:30pm

Stop by for a science, technology, reading, engineering, art, or math-themed program. November- Color: Explore the world of color with kaleidoscope making!

Hopewell, Dinwiddie, Prince George , Free
ART NIGHT at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
6pm

ART NIGHT at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen Thursday, November 17th, from 6-8pm at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen | Free Admission | Invite a...

Henrico , Free
Art Night at The Cultural Arts Center
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
6pm

Thursday, November 17th, from 6-8pm at The Cultural Arts Center | Free Admission | Invite a friend! Invite a friend or make it a date night, and join us for...

Henrico , Free
Graphic Means Showing
6pm

Join us at The Branch Museum on Thursday, November 17th, at 6pm for a free viewing of Graphic Means: A History of Graphic Design Production followed by a...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan
Riley Hooker
Institute for Contemporary Art
6pm

Join us in a discussion for the prototyping of SIT(UATION)—a mutable seating environment commissioned as a part of M.U.R.R.M.U.R. Riley Hooker, artist and...

RVA Arts District , Free
Margaret Edds & Michael Paul Williams | What the Eyes Can’t See
Library of Virginia
6pm

Join us at the Library as author and former reporter Margaret Edds and Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Michael Paul Williams discuss Edds’s new book, What...

RVA Downtown , Free
Spanish Language Lessons for Kids from Legata Lingua
Richmond Public Library
6pm

Legato Lingua is offering a free, 8-week introductory Spanish course for elementary school children. This class will expose students to the fundamentals of...

RVA Downtown , Free
Music at Hardywood 2
6:30pm

The Richmond Symphony returns to Hardywood for chamber classics, craft beer, pizza, and fun.

$
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 , $$

Thursday, November 17