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Events

Wednesday, November 2

Garden Glow
12am

Don’t miss the 5th annual Garden Glow, presented by Kroger, October 13-November 6! Starting at sunset, dramatic lighting transforms the historic architecture...

RVA The Fan , $, Prices Vary
MacArthur's Park: detail. Junk Mail Collage on Canvas 40"x60W"
Sandhi Schimmel Gold, Sandhi Schimmel Gold
12am, 10am

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
EXHIBIT: THE PEACHES WILL BE BLUE
9am

Contemporary collage and acrylic paintings by Kay Vass Darling, who uses color and pattern as a way of playing with the still life subject matter.

Henrico , Free
EXHIBIT: UNUSUAL TURNINGS
9am

An exhibit showing the amazing wood sculptures that can be made from local woods that are turned on a lathe. Barbara Dill is a local artist who is...

Henrico , 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
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 , $
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
MacArthur's Park: detail. Junk Mail Collage on Canvas 40"x60W"
Sandhi Schimmel Gold, Sandhi Schimmel Gold
10am

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
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 , $
The Architecture of History: Photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnston and Keris Salmon
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
10am

Explore facets of American history through the photographs of Frances Benjamin Johnston and Keris Salmon, two artists working nearly a century apart, who...

RVA Arts District , 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 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
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
Bilingual Family Storytime / Hora de cuentos bilingüe para familias
Richmond Public Library
11:30am

Join us at the Broad Rock library for Storytime in English and Spanish! Perfect for babies and children 0 - 5. ¡Únete a nosotros en la biblioteca Broad Rock...

RVA Southside , Free
Got This. Margery Albertini
Artspace
12pm

Two solo artists, one joint show, and an Artspace Members’ group exhibition will be on view at the nonprofit gallery in Richmond, VA Artspace presents...

RVA Southside , Free
John Charles Thomas | The Poetic Justice
12pm

Join us at the Library for a talk by Judge John Charles Thomas on his inspiring memoir, The Poetic Justice. The youngest and the first Black justice of the...

Lunch Break Science: "Black Holes and Dancing Galaxies"
12pm

Come listen to Anca Constantin, Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at James Madison University, as she discusses black holes and dancing...

Free
Meet Virginia's most prominent entertainment attorney
12pm

Kirk Schroder has been recognized with numerous honors all over the country. On the show, he talks about some of the work he's done for productions in...

RVA Arts District , 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
STEEL MAGNOLIAS
Virginia Rep at Hanover Tavern
2pm

Join us at Truvy’s beauty parlor, and meet the six hilarious and heartwarming women of Steel Magnolias, whose antics in the salon will have you laughing...

Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, RVA The Fan , $$
School-Age Story Time
Richmond Public Library
4pm

Our friends from the Virginia Area Credit Union will be doing a special story time for kids focusing on the basics of financial literacy! Come along for a...

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
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
EXHIBIT: KALEIDOSCOPE –  REKINDLING A HISTORY
6pm

ON EXHIBIT UNTIL November 13, 2022 Kuumba Afrikan American Quilting Guild showcases a fantastic variety of artful & colorful quilts ranging from reimagining...

Henrico , Free
Richmond Ballet Presents Studio Two
Richmond Ballet
6:30pm

In the Night Choreography by Jerome Robbins Music by Frédéric Chopin Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner, A World Premiere Choreography by Jennifer Archibald Music...

Prices Vary

Wednesday, November 2