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Friday, December 2

Behind the scenes at the Dominion Energy Christmas Parade

Hear what it takes to mount the parade and to get it on TV with CBS-6 anchor Cheryl Miller and parade director Beth Karrer.

RVA Arts District , Free
January 2023 Call for Entries
Crossroads Art Center

Crossroads Art Center is excited to announce an online call for entries for the January 2023 All Media Exhibition, which will run from December 1, 2022 – ...

RVA West End , $
Virtual Event
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
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 , $
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
General James Alexander Ulio and the 29th Infantry Division
Virginia War Memorial
10:30am

James Ulio, son of an Irish immigrant and Union Army officer, enlisted in the U.S. Army at the age of 18. For the next 46 years, he would dedicate his life...

RVA Downtown , Free
Virtual Event
Holiday Shop
Art Works Gallery
11am

You’ll love shopping our Made in RVA Holiday Shop. It’s filled with holiday gifts—Richmond style. Everything is handmade, from ceramics, jewelry, candles and...

RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free
Small Works
Art Works Gallery
11am

See new exhibits and tour 80 artist studios. Our Made in RVA Holiday shop is open daily thru December 30th. Admission is free and open to the public Tuesdays...

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 , $
“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 , $
First Fridays Art Walk
RVA First Fridays
5pm

Join us for the Downtown Neighborhood's monthly art walk! Galleries, shops, restaurants, non-profits, and more open their doors in celebration of art and...

RVA Arts District , Free
Anne Savedge MOVIN' Art Gallery Opening
6pm

Exhibit Grand Opening: Friday, December 2, 2022 6pm-8pm Join us as we celebrate the opening of this exhibit with live music, light food, cash bar, and of...

Chesterfield , Free
Holly-Jolly Yuletides: Kids' Craft Drop Off Event
Agecroft Hall
6pm

We have decked Agecroft's Halls for Christmas and want to share the spirit of the season! Children ages 6-11 are cordially invited to join Agecroft’s...

RVA West End , $
VisArts Celebratory Reading & Cookie Exchange
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
6pm

VisArts Celebratory Reading & Cookie Exchange event is this Friday, December 2nd from 6-8pm! Come hear special readings of personal writings from VisArts...

RVA The Fan , Free
First Friday opening-night reception
Richmond Public Library
6:30pm

First Friday, a monthly opening-night reception for all the artists of the library’s galleries, will be held on Friday, December 2, 2022, from 6:30—9:00 pm. ...

RVA Downtown , Free
First Friday: 2022 Day With(out) Art
Institute for Contemporary Art
7pm

For the 33rd annual Day With(out) Art, arts organization Visual AIDS presents Being & Belonging, a program of seven short videos highlighting under-told...

RVA Arts District , Free
 Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde
VCUarts Theatre
7:30pm

VCUarts Theatre presents Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde by Moisés Kaufman, a thrilling courtroom drama based on the true events surrounding...

RVA Arts District , $
Handel's Messiah
Richmond Symphony
7:30pm

The greatest story ever told. The most majestic music ever conceived. Be there for the return of Handel’s Messiah with the Richmond Symphony and Richmond...

A BROADWAY CHRISTMAS
Virginia Repertory Theatre
8pm

Just in time for the holidays, our ensemble of musical theatre all-stars has put together lively entertainment that celebrates the timeless Christmas,...

Hanover , $$
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 , $$
MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY
Virginia Repertory Theatre
8pm

Two years after the end of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, the Bennet sisters and their spouses are celebrating the holidays with family at the Darcy...

Ashland, Chesterfield, Henrico, RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , $$

Friday, December 2