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Friday, May 20

"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
Six of the many talented artists featured in this exhibit.
James River Art League

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
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
Fiction Focus Senior Book Club
Richmond Public Library
10am

Join us for our monthly Senior Book Club. We are so excited to be able to bring this program back in person! This month we are discussing Beth Macy's...

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
Liberty or Death Church Tours
St. John's Church
10am

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 , $
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
Kat reading in the Garden.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
10am

Join in the fun each Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. as Library and Archives Manager Katarina Spears reads a few of her favorite stories outside in the Garden...

Henrico , 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
Fan Arts Stroll
4pm

Bringing joy to the community through local art, live music, tasty refreshments & more in RVA’s historic Fan neighborhood. Raising funds for the...

RVA The Fan , Free, $
Drum Circle
Petersburg Area Art League
5:30pm

Community Drum Circle every 3rd Friday. Bring your own percussion instrument and a chair for our Full Moon Drum Circle in the Art Park. Any skill level and...

Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Petersburg, RVA Southside, Prince George , Free
Crossroads Art Center 20th Anniversary Show!
Crossroads Art Center
6pm

Join Crossroads Art Center for our May 2022 Open House + Artist Reception on Friday, May 20, 2022, from 6-9 p.m. We are excited to announce that this will...

Free
Extreme Heat, Climate Change, and Racial Equity
Institute for Contemporary Art
6pm

Join the ICA and the Richmond Racial Equity Essays project for a special screening of the PBS Independent Lens documentary Cooked: Survival By Zip Code,...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , Free
ComedySportz
CSz Richmond
7pm

ComedySportz is improvisational comedy played as a sport, with two teams and a referee taking suggestions from the loyal fans and creating scenes, games and...

Henrico, RVA West End , $
Dogtown Presenter's Series Presents Uprooted Dance The Ascension Project
Dogtown Dance Theatre
7pm

This January, Dogtown Dance Theatre is excited to present a stunning collaborative dance work created by DMV based choreographer Keira Hart-Mendoza 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, Prince George , $, $$, $$$, Prices Vary
BONNIE AND CLAIRE
VCU Dance, VCU Dance
8pm

Best known to Hanover audiences for his hilarious Charitable Sisterhood plays, Bo Wilson’s new play is a funny and heartwarming story about two sisters who...

$$
Comedy Royale
CSz Richmond
8pm

From the creative brains of Jack Reda and DCUP: Four talented RVA improvisers are pitted against one another in a series of quick improv games, points are...

Henrico, RVA West End , $
Kiss Me, Kate
8pm

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 , $
Improv Arena
CSz Richmond
10pm

The cage match smackdown of improv comedy! Three very different teams each perform 20 minute sets of improv, all based on audience suggestions. The crowd...

Henrico, RVA West End , $

Friday, May 20