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Events

Wednesday, May 18

"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
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
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
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
Fiction Focus Senior Book Club
Richmond Public Library
10:15am

Please join us for this lively group book discussion. Fiction Focus is a partnership between Richmond Public Library and the City of Richmond. Belmont's...

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
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
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
Incentives to lure films to Virginia
12pm

This year, the Virginia legislature will vote on extending the incentives that the state offers to lure film and TV productions. Steve Taylor, Chair of the...

RVA Arts District , Free
Virtual Event
Lunch Break Science: Using Mice to Study Muscle Adaptations to Exercise
Science Museum of Virginia
12pm

No matter when you begin exercising, your muscles can adapt and improve. Exercise is crucial in preventing age-related muscle loss and injuries....

RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , Free
Office of Community Wealth Building Barrier Navigator Office Hours
Richmond Public Library
2pm

Compe talk to a Barrier Navigator about the Office of Community Wealth Building's workforce development 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 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
LEGO Club
Richmond Public Library
4pm

We provide the LEGOs - You provide the imagination! *Due to the increase in Covid cases, this program is subject to change. Please visit our website at...

RVA Northside , 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
Virginia Museum of History and Culture
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
4pm

Teachers are invited to a special evening Open House to be some of the first to see the Virginia Museum of History and Culture reopen after a two-year...

RVA Northside , Free
Wednesdays Alfresco
4pm

Wednesday nights May 18 – September 14, 2022 Advanced tickets are available but not required. PLAN AN EVENING ESCAPE Escape to a garden paradise, bring...

Henrico , Prices Vary
Get Crafty Together: DIY Seed Bombs
Richmond Public Library
4:30pm

Celebrate spring by planting seeds wherever you might roam with these easy DIY seed bombs! With just water, biodegradable paper, and flower seeds you can...

RVA East End , Free
Agecroft Gardens Open Late
Agecroft Hall
5:30pm

Our gardens and grounds are open until 8:00 pm!

RVA West End , $
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 , $
Special Focus Tour: Terms of Adornment - Jewelry Styles of Monarchs and Nobles
Agecroft Hall
6:30pm

Terms of Adornment: Jewelry Styles of Monarchs and Nobles is a brief presentation followed by a guided tour. Designs of jewelry and hats worn in royal and...

RVA West End , $
Six of the many talented artists featured in this exhibit.
James River Art League
7pm

Artists from the James River Art League will exhibit their work at the Swift Mill Creek Theater from May 18 ~ June 25, 2022. Join them and the cast of the...

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 , Free
The Quebe Sisters
7pm

Singing in multi-part close harmony, triple-threat fiddle champions The Quebe Sisters take the stage for an evening of song and Western Swing! Along with...

Henrico , $$
NIGHT OF 1,000 LAUGHS
7:30pm

Wed May 18 @ 7:30pm $8 Opener: Francesca Lyn (stand up) Leveski & Gordon, Attorney’s at Law (sketch/improv) featuring Nick Leveski and Eric...

Wednesday, May 18