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Friday, May 6

"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...

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
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
Book Break with Kristina Hamlett | She Lives Here
Library of Virginia
12pm

If you love soul-quenching poetry or are new to writing, you’ll enjoy this Book Break with Kristina Hamlett. Presented by the partnership between the...

RVA Downtown , Free
Bean Mosaic Art
Richmond Public Library
4pm

Don't be a has-bean! Stop by the East End Branch Library this afternoon with your kiddo to make a beautiful and tasty looking work of art! Grades 2-5

RVA East End , Free
Doing Language : Word Work Launch II
Institute for Contemporary Art
5pm

Join us at the ICA on Friday, May 6 to celebrate the launch of nonorien(table), a multimedia installation by artist Riley Hooker commissioned through the...

RVA Arts District , Free
First Fridays Art Walk
RVA First Fridays
5pm

Join us for the Downtown Neighborhood's monthly art walk! Galleries, shops, restaurants, non-profits, and more open their doors in celebration of art and...

RVA Arts District , Free
Opening Reception: Altered Vision and Forest for the Trees
5pm

Reynolds Gallery is pleased to present Forest for the Trees showcasingnew works by Gabrielle Teschner. The show opens with a reception for the artist Friday,...

Science After Dark: Skin Rocks
Science Museum of Virginia
5pm

You may not know it, but music and skin go together. Don’t believe us? Then you have to join us for Science After Dark: Skin Rocks! We’re planning a musical...

RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , Prices Vary
First Friday opening-night reception for all the artists of the library's galleries
Richmond Public Library
6:30pm

The following exhibits will be on display: "A.M. STIMULI" by H. Stokes; "Transitions--Series I" by John Moon; "World Stamps" by William T. Grace; "Indian...

RVA Downtown , Free
Aladdin, Jr presented by Broken Leg Theater
7pm

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 , $
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 , $
A SINGLE PRAYER
Firehouse Theatre
7:30pm

A SINGLE PRAYER world premiere a new play by K. Jenkins directed by Mark J. Lerman April 20 - May 8, 2022 Clem: ​This is my blended family. That’s...

BEEHIVE: THE '60s MUSICAL
Virginia Rep's November Theatre
8pm

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

$$
Open Air Shakespeare - Hamlet
Richmond Catholic Theatre
8pm

Join us for an open-air production of William Shakespeare's hamlet. Think of it as Shakespeare in the parking lot! 🥳😂 Set in 1930s germany, this...

Ashland, Charles City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Henrico, RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , $$

Friday, May 6