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Friday, November 18

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...

Church Tours
St. John's Church
10am

Visit St. John's Church, the location of the Second Virginia Convention, and hear the fascinating story of Patrick Henry and his 'Liberty or Death" speech in...

RVA Downtown, RVA East End , $
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
Library Yarns
Richmond Public Library
10am

If you like to knit or crochet, join this fun time of creativity at the Belmont Library. Bring you portable handwork project for an informal group...

RVA West End , 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 , $
Kat reading in the Garden.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
10am

Join in the fun each Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. as Library and Archives Manager Katarina Spears reads a few of her favorite stories outside in the Garden...

Henrico , 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
Baby Artsplay!
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Join us at the Westover Hills Branch Library for 6 sessions of Baby Artsplay!™ with your little one. Children ages 3 months - 3 years and their...

RVA Southside , 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
“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 , $
STEAM TEAM: Turkey Play Dough Tray
Richmond Public Library
3pm

Stop by the East End Library with your little one and design your own turkey using one of our handy turkey play dough trays!

RVA East End , Free
Crossroads Art Center Open House & Silent Auction with Foundation for Family and Community Healing
Crossroads Art Center
5pm

Welcome to the Foundation for Family and Community Healing's FIRST ever fundraising event and you are invited! This event is free and open to the public. We...

Henrico, RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA Northside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , Free
MRAA ANNUAL MEMBERS’  ART SHOW AT CROSSROADS 2022
Metropolitan Richmond Artists Association
5pm

November Open House + Artist Reception on Friday, November 18, 2022, from 5-8 p.m. Free and open to the public. Explore our new exhibitions and discover your...

Prices Vary
November Open House + Artist Reception
Crossroads Art Center
5pm

Crossroads Art Center 2016 Staples Mill Rd. Richmond, VA 23230 crossroadsartcenter@gmail.com Call (804) 278 – 8950. Join Crossroads Art Center for our...

RVA West End , Free
Curtis Patterson: Journey Through Opening Reception
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
5:30pm

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond presents a solo exhibition by Atlanta-based artist Curtis Patterson. Journey Through will showcase a selection of bronze...

RVA The Fan , Free
Drum Circle
Petersburg Area Art League
5:30pm

Community Drum Circle every 3rd Friday. Bring your own percussion instrument and a chair for our Full Moon Drum Circle in the Art Park. Any skill level and...

Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Petersburg, RVA Southside, Prince George , Free
Journey Through: Curtis Patterson Exhibition
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
5:30pm

November 18, 2022 – January 8, 2023 at Visual Arts Center of Richmond Opening reception on Friday, November 18 from 5:30-7:30pm The Visual Arts Center of...

RVA The Fan , Free
VisArts Exhibition Opening Reception - Curtis Patterson: Journey Through
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
5:30pm

An exhibition of work by Atlanta-based artist Curtis Patterson titled ‘Journey Through’ will open at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VisArts) on Friday,...

RVA The Fan , Free
The Dancing Queen: Court Dance in the Age of Elizabeth
Agecroft Hall
7pm

The Richmond Renaissance Dancers will present this multimedia program showcasing the majesty and elegance of court dancing from the perspective of Queen...

RVA West End , $
Henrico Live: The English Channel
7:30pm

$10. Tickets available online, at the box office, or at the door. The English Channel- America's premier British Invasion band- returns with an all-new...

Henrico , $$
Hilarity for Heroes - Military Appreciation Comedy Night presented by Pearl St Comedy
7:30pm

The Perkinson Center and Pearl St Comedy are proud to present "Hilarity for Heroes"! Join Dewayne White, PT Bratton and host Noah Miller for our Military...

Chesterfield , $, Prices Vary
MISTAKES AND HOW TO MAKE THEM
K Dance
7:30pm

K Dance will produce the 2022 installment of its signature movement-theatre program SHORTS. This year’s SHORTS program, subtitled MISTAKES AND HOW TO MAKE...

RVA The Fan , $
MISTAKES AND HOW TO MAKE THEM
K Dance
7:30pm

K Dance will produce the 2022 installment of its signature movement-theatre program SHORTS. This year’s SHORTS program, subtitled MISTAKES AND HOW TO MAKE...

RVA The Fan , $
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 , $$
Comedy Royale
CSz Richmond
8pm

From the creative brains of Jack Reda and DCUP: Four talented RVA improvisers are pitted against one another in a series of quick improv games, points are...

Henrico, RVA West End , $
The Pirates of Penzance
Virginia Opera
8pm

A young apprentice pirate with no stomach for a future of piracy is due to be released from his required service on his twenty-first birthday… Trouble is,...

RVA Downtown , $$
Improv Arena
CSz Richmond
10pm

The cage match smackdown of improv comedy! Three very different teams each perform 20 minute sets of improv, all based on audience suggestions. The crowd...

Henrico, RVA West End , $

Friday, November 18