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Friday, June 17

#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
Free Art Fridays- Oceans of Possibiliites
Richmond Public Library

Check out our creative art table at the Main Library. Every other week we will have a different craft on the table for you to follow the directions to...

RVA Downtown , Free
Grab & Go Kid Kit: Juneteenth Wind Socks!
Richmond Public Library

Juneteenth is almost here! Stop by the East End Branch to pick up a kit that will help your kiddo learn a bit more about this important holiday, and also...

RVA East End , 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
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
Dave Rogers' Big Bugs as part of Pollinator Power
9am

Artist David Rogers’ Big Bugs: The Pollinators showcases larger-than-life sculptures highlighting the importance of pollinators and preserving their...

Henrico , Prices Vary
David Rogers' Big Bugs
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

Visitors of all ages and abilities will explore the wonder and craftsmanship of these nine oversized pollinator sculptures created from combinations of found...

Henrico , Free
Planet Shark: Predator or Prey
Science Museum of Virginia
9:30am

Dive Into the Incredible Underwater World of Sharks. Trace millions of years of evolution, come face-to-face with the great white shark, learn the true...

RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , Prices Vary
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 discussingDouglas Stuart'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

Visit St. John's Church, the location of the Second Virginia Convention, and hear the fascinating story of Patrick Henry and his 'Liberty or Death" speech in...

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 Butterflies LIVE! as part of Pollinator Power
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 , Prices Vary
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
Freedom on Paper: An Exhibition of “Free Negro Registers” from the Virginia Untold Project
11am

In celebration of Juneteenth, the holiday that commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States, visitors to the Library of Virginia will have the...

Lew Lott
Art Works Gallery
11am

In May and June of each year Art Works proudly partners with the art programs at Henrico High School and Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School. The work is the...

RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free
Brilliant Color at Sunset of New Building In RIchmond on Broad Street
Metropolitan Richmond Artists Association, Metropolitan Richmond Artists Association
11am

Where We Live is a show that expresses the essence of this landmark place, of neighborhoods with porches, natural delights such as the James River, drenched...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , Free
Common Scents: A Garden Still House Demonstration with Rebecca Suerdieck
Agecroft Hall
12pm

Come and learn how perfumes would have been made at Agecroft Hall! Explore the luscious gardens of Agecroft and see the variety of herbs and flowers that...

RVA West End , Prices Vary
Susanne K. Arnold, Purple Leaves, 2020, Encaustic, collage, organic material 8 x 10 inches
Artspace
12pm

Artspace Exhibitons Explore New Approaches To Traditional Methods Of Creation. Three solo exhibits feature ancient processes referencing contemporary themes...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , Free
Judy, by John Bailey
12pm

Artspace Gallery is pleased to honor Artspace Artist Member Emerita Frances Wessells by choreographing an exhibition and sale of her personal collection of...

Free
Donna Frostick, Beneath the Pine
Artspace
12pm

This June, the non-profit gallery Artspace continues its collaboration with CVA / U-Turn, Inc. by providing the second in a series of exhibitions for the...

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
Juneteenth 3rd Friday Drum Circle
Petersburg Area Art League
5:30pm

Drum Cirlcle celebration at the Art Park at Petersburg Area Art League. Bring a chair and percussion instrument. Dancers welcome!

Free
VisArts [Work] Exhibition
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
5:30pm

Join us at 5:30 p.m. on June 17th for the opening of our annual [Work] exhibition. This exhibition features works created by The Visual Arts Center of...

RVA The Fan , Free
[Work] 2022 Exhibition
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
5:30pm

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will open its annual “[Work]” exhibition on Friday, June 17 with a reception starting at 5:30pm in the center’s True F....

RVA The Fan , Free
Black Collage and the Rhythmic Continuum
Institute for Contemporary Art
6pm

Join us at the ICA for an exploration of Black collage—the medium, material, and process—with independent curator and writer Teri Henderson and graphic...

RVA Arts District , 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 , $
EVERYBODY by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Cadence Theatre Company
7pm

Everybody’s time is up. But Everybody doesn’t want to greet Death alone, so Everybody seeks the company of their friends Stuff, Kinship, Friendship,...

Ashland, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, Petersburg, Powhatan, RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , $$, Prices Vary
The Touring Artist Series Weekend Two: Vashti Dance & Sri Sai Dance Academy - June 17 & 18
7pm

VashtiDance Theater: Embodying Legacy explores the acts of resistance against muting cultural identity embodied as gems of memory in African-American music...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , $$$
RSF 22
Quill Theatre
7:30pm

The Richmond Shakespeare Festival Is Back! Bring your lawn chair and picnic and joing us on Agecroft Hall's back lawn for some theatre under the...

RVA Downtown, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End , $$
BROWN V. COMEDY
8pm

BIPOC Performers creating their own definition of comedy A monthly variety show featuring a rotating cast of some of Richmond’s favorite comedy acts. You...

RVA Arts District
Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Betties
Richmond Triangle Players
8pm

Join us for one of the zaniest rides you have ever experienced at RTP! Betty is rich. Betty is lonely. Betty’s busy working on her truck. Betty wants to talk...

$$
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 , $
FIREFLIES
CAT Theatre
8pm

Chamberlayne Actors Theatre presents FIREFLIES by Matthew Barber. Retired schoolteacher Eleanor Bannister lives a quiet life alone in tiny Groverdell,...

Hanover , $
DND

DND

CSz Richmond
10pm

Die of The Beholder is a 4 part randomly generated DnD campaign. Through Dice Rolls and Audience suggestions the players and dungeon master will create a...

Henrico, RVA West End , $
Die of the Beholder
CSz Richmond
10pm

Die of The Beholder is a 4 part randomly generated DnD campaign. Through Dice Rolls and Audience suggestions the players and dungeon master will create a...

Henrico, RVA West End , $
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 , $
THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT!
10pm

An Evening of Drag Excellence Hosted by Thea Trickality, 'That's Entertainment' is an evening of drag excellence, inspired by Judy Garland's song of the...

RVA Arts District

Friday, June 17