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Sunday, May 15

"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
Liberty or Death Church Tours
St. John's Church
1am

Hear Our Story. Join us inside Historic St. John's Church, the location of the Second Virginia Convention, and hear the fascinating story of Patrick Henry...

RVA Downtown, RVA East End , $
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
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
Virgiia Museum of History and Culture
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
10am

Grand Re-Opening of the Virginia Museum of History & Culture Saturday, May 14 & Sunday, May 15, 2022 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm FREE ADMISSION (Tickets are not...

RVA Northside , 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
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
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
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
RICHMOND BALLET: STUDIO FOUR
Richmond Ballet
1:30pm, 4:30pm

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
Aladdin, Jr presented by Broken Leg Theater
3pm

Broken Leg Theater presents Aladdin, Jr! Featuring a cast of actors aged 8-18, Aladdin, Jr is a magic carpet ride through Agrabah! Aladdin, Jr. Music by...

Chesterfield , $
BEEHIVE: THE '60s MUSICAL
Virginia Rep's November Theatre
3pm

Beehive delivers the pop, soul and rock and roll of yesteryear! Six actresses spotlight Diana Ross, Leslie Gore, Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin,...

$$
Kiss Me, Kate
3pm

The Lee Playhouse will present Kiss Me Kate as its final production in the Theatre Company’s 2021-2022 season. Kiss Me, Kate (Book by Sam and Bella Spewack...

Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, RVA Downtown, RVA Southside, Prince George , $
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back In Concert With The Richmond Symphony
Richmond Symphony
3pm, 7:30pm

It burst on the screen in 1980 – the sequel to “Star Wars,” and the second of the original trilogy. See it again with John Williams’ stirring music performed...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary
Composer Shuying Li
Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia
4pm

CMSCVA continues its 17th season with a cherished piece of 19th century chamber music, the celebratory Octet in F major by Franz Schubert, and the world...

RVA Arts District , $$
Richmond Philharmonic Gala Concert
Richmond Philharmonic
4pm

“Ode to Joy,” the theme of this free concert, represents both a celebration of the full orchestra’s return to making music after Covid and 50 years of...

Free
RICHMOND BALLET: STUDIO FOUR
Richmond Ballet
4:30pm

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
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back In Concert With The Richmond Symphony
Richmond Symphony
7:30pm

It burst on the screen in 1980 – the sequel to “Star Wars,” and the second of the original trilogy. See it again with John Williams’ stirring music performed...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary

Sunday, May 15