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Saturday, May 21

"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
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...

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...

Genworth Lights Up! Youth Series:  Backstage Pass
Richmond Performing Arts Alliance
10am

Live performances are magical, but what the audience sees is only part of the story! On May 21st, you have a BACKSTAGE PASS to learn what happens behind the...

Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Hanover, Henrico, RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , 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
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
Asian American Celebration
11am

For 24 years, the Asian American Society of Central Virginia has hosted the Asian American Celebration in Richmond, Virginia. After a break during the...

Free
Urban Fiction Experience 2022
Richmond Public Library
11am

The Urban Fiction Experience 2022 is a fun, social way to connect with authors and readers who love the genre and supporting each other. There will be...

RVA Downtown , 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
Making History with LVA
12pm

Crowdsource with us! The Library of Virginia acquires, preserves, and promotes access to unique collections of Virginia’s history and culture. With more...

Free
Garden Learning Day (Rescheduled from May 7th)
Richmond Public Library
1pm

An afternoon of presentations about various garden-related topics, including native plants and invasive species. The Richmond Master Gardeners will present...

RVA Downtown , Free
Patterson Pages: Adult Book Discussion Group
Richmond Public Library
1pm

The title for May's discussion will cover The Only Story by Julian Barnes. (2018) Copies are available at the library. Please call (804)646-1877 for...

RVA West End , Free
Richmond Rose Society Show
1pm

Saturday 1-4 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Enjoy displays of specimen roses and get advice from consulting experts at the rose show.

Henrico , Prices Vary
BONNIE AND CLAIRE
Virginia Rep at Hanover Tavern
2pm

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...

$$
General Horatio Wright, 6th Corps of the Army of the Potomac, who fought at the Battle of Jones' Farm (Library of Congress)
Petersburg National Battlefield
6pm

Following the Confederate repulse at Fort Stedman east of Petersburg on the morning of March 25, 1865, the Army of the Potomac’s VI Corps attacked the picket...

Petersburg , 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 , $
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 , $
Official flyer
7pm

The Groove Lounge is a place where you can just be free. Eat and Socialize and dance like there is no tomorrow. Definitely invite friends out.. Also it is...

RVA West End , Free
Sarah Darling, classical violin
7:30pm

This famous late string quartet in five movements contains Beethoven’s epithet “hymn of thanksgiving to God upon recovery from an illness.” We pair this...

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...

$$
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 , $
Richmond Symphony presents Beethoven's Ninth!
Richmond Symphony
8pm

Valentina Peleggi, Conductor Richmond Symphony Chorus April Martin, Soprano Stephanie Foley Davis, Mezzo-Soprano Rodrick Dixon, Tenor Damien Geter,...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary

Saturday, May 21