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Events

Wednesday, May 11

"Summer in the Garden" - Exhibition & Call for Entries
Crossroads Art Center

Crossroads Art Center is pleased to announce the call for entries for its upcoming show "Summer in the Garden", to be held at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden....

#ArtsHuntRVA
Richmond Performing Arts Alliance

What is #ArtsHuntRVA? Richmond Performing Arts Alliance (RPAA) and CultureWorks have partnered to bring a unique and interactive arts experience to the...

Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, Petersburg, Powhatan , Free
Collect all the buttons!
Lamb Center for Arts and Healing

You can now find wearable art featuring the work of local artists at the Hopewell and Prince George Breez-In Convenience Stores locations! Inside these...

Hopewell , $
Matters of Scale: Charles F. Gillette in Petersburg
Petersburg Public Library

The Petersburg Garden Club, Petersburg Public Library, and the Library of Virginia present the exhibition Matters of Scale: Charles F. Gillette in...

Petersburg , Free
Photo by Darren M. Johnson
VCUarts Theatre

The VCU Department of Theatre presents our Class of 2022 Senior Showcase. This filmed showcase introduces nine performance seniors and recent graduates...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , Free
Virtual Event
A Million Blooms
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

The Garden’s celebration of spring! A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses and many more. Also, mark your...

Henrico , 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
James River Rapids, 2021, archival inkjet print on laminated poly-board with urethane foam, filled epoxy, acrylic paint and gypsum, 40 x 60 x 5 inches (detail)
10am

Reynolds Gallery is pleased to present Altered Visions, an exhibition of new works by Joe Seipel. In addition to his opening at Reynolds Gallery, Seipel will...

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
Three Fortunes Capriccio, 2022, ink on muslin (sewn), 29 x 17.5 inches
10am

Reynolds Gallery is pleased to present Forest for the Trees, an exhibition of new works by Gabrielle Teschner. The show opens with a reception for the artist...

Gideon Appah: Forgotten, Nudes, Landscapes
Institute for Contemporary Art
10am

Forgotten, Nudes, Landscapes merges painter Gideon Appah's interest in Ghanaian popular culture with his own imagination, dreams, and fantasies. Newspaper...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , Free
JRAL Gallery at Crossroads Art Center - May/June Exhibiting Artists
James River Art League
10am

During the month of May and June, the James River Art League's Gallery at Crossroads Art Center will feature the artwork of five exhibiting artists; Mary...

Ashland, Charles City, Colonial Heights, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, Petersburg, Powhatan, RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , Free
Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste: Set It Off
1708 Gallery, 1708 Gallery
10am

Set It Off (October 29, 2021 – June 19, 2022) is a multi-site exhibition by Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste. This exhibition consists of two variations of a...

RVA Arts District , Free
M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE!
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
10am

Butterflies LIVE! allows you to get up-close and personal with hundreds of fluttering beauties. This is an indoor exhibit filled with fun family activities...

Henrico , Free
M&T Bank Pollinator Power featuring Butterflies LIVE! and David Rogers' Big Bugs
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
10am

Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit in the Conservatory and is geared for all ages. Get up close and...

Henrico , Free
Office of Community Wealth Building: Barrier Navigators
Richmond Public Library
10am

The City of Richmond's Office of Community Wealth Building and Richmond Public Library bring career planning services and job training to your local...

RVA Downtown , Free
Sila Chanto & Belkis Ramírez: Aquí me quedo/Here I Stay
Institute for Contemporary Art
10am

Aquí me quedo/Here I Stay is an exhibition featuring the work of Sila Chanto (Costa Rica, 1969-2015) and Belkis Ramírez (Dominican Republic, 1957-2019)....

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , Free
Book Babies Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Join us at the West End Library for interactive story, music, and play for babies up to 17 months with caregiver. Please note that at this time storytime...

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

Join us at West End for interactive story, music, and play for babies up to 17 months with caregiver. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions! ...

RVA West End , Free
Dawnette Renee
Art Works Gallery
11am

April – May Exhibits @ Art Works. See 5 new exhibits and 75 working artist studios. Visit us 11- 5pm Tuesdays – Sundays. Admission is free and open to...

RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free
Family Storytime
Richmond Public Library
11:30am

Join us at the Broad Rock Library for Storytime, perfect for children aged 0 - 5!

RVA Southside , Free
Heather Beardsley, A Dream of Strange Cities   Strange Plants, Yalta, embroidery on found photograph, 9" x 12.5", 2020
Artspace
12pm

Can we really trust what we see? Mia Brownell and Martin Kruck use their art to pose this question. Using still life (Brownell) and landscape (Kruck) they...

Henrico, Petersburg, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , Free
Artwork from last year's contest
Virginia War Memorial
12pm

The theme of the 2022 Armed Forces Day Art Contest is “Bravery and Courage.” Students from across Virginia are invited to create works of art that represent...

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 The Fan, Dinwiddie, Prince George , Free
Virtual Event
Hear from 2 Richmond women about their documentaries.
12pm

Sasha Waters Freyer produced Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable, a doc about the famed photographer, which won an special jury award at Sundance...

RVA Arts District , Free
Virtual Event
Virginia Museum of History and Culture
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
2pm, 5pm

Welcome remarks by VMHC President & CEO, Jamie O. Bosket Reception with food and drink options EXPERIENCE OUR NEW EXHIBITIONS AND EXPERIENCES: American...

RVA Northside , 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
Family Storytime
Richmond Public Library
4pm

Join us for a fun-filled, interactive family storytime! Enjoy songs, rhymes, books and activities, fun for the whole family. All ages are welcome.

RVA Southside , Free
Master Gardener Help Desk @ West End Branch Library
Richmond Public Library
4pm

Garden questions? Ask a Master Gardener! Bring your questions to the West End Branch Library on Wednesdays from 4-6pm. Come inside, meet a Master Gardener...

RVA West End , Free
Anime Club
Richmond Public Library
4:30pm

Do you love anime and manga? Then be sure to join us every second Wednesday of the month for East End Library's Anime Club, where we'll be watching anime,...

RVA East End , Free
Virginia Museum of History and Culture
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
5pm

Welcome remarks by VMHC President & CEO, Jamie O. Bosket Reception with food and drink options EXPERIENCE OUR NEW EXHIBITIONS AND EXPERIENCES: American...

RVA Northside , Free
Making History with LVA
5:30pm

With more content and research moving online, we seek to make digital documents as accessible as possible by crowdsourcing their contents. Volunteers will...

Free
Virtual Event
Literary Virginia Book Group | Subtle Acts of Exclusion
6pm

NOTE: Due to COVID disruptions, we are going to hold our book group ONLINE ONLY through May. Read and discuss the best of today's Virginia...

RVA Downtown , Free
Virtual Event
Advanced Drawing
6:30pm

Ready to take your drawing skills to the next level? Need a little motivation to get back in the habit of drawing? This is the class for you! In the first...

Ashland, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, RVA Arts District , $
RICHMOND BALLET: STUDIO FOUR
Richmond Ballet
6:30pm

Echoing Past Choreography by Stoner Winslett Music by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel Pianist: Joanne Kong What’s Going On, a world premiere Choreography...

RVA Downtown , $, Prices Vary
Camera Club of Richmond Logo
Camera Club of Richmond
7pm

If you love to learn about, create, or just appreciate beautiful photography, then please join us! CCR meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month (except...

Free
Virtual Event
J. Pavone String Trio
7:30pm

The J. Pavone String Trio has performed at the Graham Foundation in Chicago, NYC Winter Jazzfest, Firehouse12 in New Haven, Roulette and ISSUE Project Room...

Wednesday, May 11