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Thursday, November 3

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

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...

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

RVA East End , Free
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
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
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
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 CANCELLED
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
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 *The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Eric Carle) *Now I'm Big! (Karen Katz) Ending with a coloring sheet of a caterpillar

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
“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 , $
Melinda Dart | A Glimpse of Greatness
Library of Virginia
12pm

Join us at the Library for a talk by Melinda Dart on her book A Glimpse of Greatness: The Memoir of Irineo Esperancilla. Dart compiled and edited this memoir...

RVA Downtown , 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
“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
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
Paper Mosaic Portrait - Junk Mail Collage
Westminster Canterbury
4pm

Sandhi Schimmel Gold, the Wizard of Waste will be speaking about her work, inspiration and various techniques. Her solo show will remain on display through...

RVA Northside , Free
Beaded Pipe Cleaner Corn Cobs
Richmond Public Library
4pm

Bring your little one by the East End Library and create your own fall decor out of pipe cleaners and colorful beads! Ages 3 and up!

RVA East End , Free
STEAM TEAM: Candy Science!
Richmond Public Library
4pm

Celebrate National Candy Day a day early by joining us for a STEAM Team exploration using.... you guessed it- candy! This program is intended for children...

RVA West End , Free
Family Craft Night: Fun Fall Crafts
Appomattox Regional Library
5:30pm

Family Craft Nights are hosted by the Appomattox Regional Library System. An evening full of creating. Family night has never been this fun!

Hopewell, Dinwiddie, Prince George , 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
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
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
Alternate Routes: A Night in NYC
Richmond Performing Arts Alliance
7:30pm

Experience hip-hop icon DOUG E. FRESH – RPAA's Alternate Routes: A Night in NYC annual gala and benefit concert headlining artist! Doug E. Fresh’s peers...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary
Musical the Musical
CSz Richmond
8pm

Watch as a 60minute musical is crafted right before your eyes based upon your suggestions! We never know where the notes will take us next! Tickets: ...

Henrico, RVA West End , $
STEEL MAGNOLIAS
Virginia Rep at Hanover Tavern
8pm

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...

Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, RVA Arts District , $$

Thursday, November 3