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Saturday, September 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
James River Art League Exhibit at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
James River Art League

Artists from the James River Art League will exhibit botanic-themed paintings at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, September 12 - October 31, 2022. Come enjoy...

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
EXHIBIT: THE PEACHES WILL BE BLUE
9am

Contemporary collage and acrylic paintings by Kay Vass Darling, who uses color and pattern as a way of playing with the still life subject matter.

Henrico , Free
EXHIBIT: UNUSUAL TURNINGS
9am

An exhibit showing the amazing wood sculptures that can be made from local woods that are turned on a lathe. Barbara Dill is a local artist who is...

Henrico , Free
Pumpkins at Fall PlantFest
9am

One of Central Virginia’s most-anticipated plant sales. Dozens of vendors and knowledgeable Garden volunteers help you choose your best plants!

Henrico , Free
Friends of The Library Drive Through Book Drive
Richmond Public Library
9am

Support the Richmond Public Library and get a tax deduction when you donate your used hardbacks, paperbacks, CDs and DVDs. All books in clean, dry condition...

RVA Downtown , Free
Nutcracker Open Call
9am

Open Call for dancing and acting roles in The Concert Ballet's 46th annual production of "The Nutcracker" - Richmond's longest running production! Male &...

There's Just Us represented the struggle communities fight with hate & bigotry and the collective voices that were strong enough to stand up and strong against all odds.
Virginia Holocaust Museum
9am

August 11-12, 2022 marks the five-year anniversary of the Unite the Right rally that shook the quiet, central Virginia city of Charlottesville. To recognize...

RVA Downtown , 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
Church Tours
St. John's Church
10am

LIBERTY OR DEATH TOURS Hear Our Story. Visit St. John's Church, the location of the Second Virginia Convention, and hear the fascinating story of Patrick...

RVA Downtown, RVA East End , $
Figures of Freedom Downtown Walking Tour
10am

Step into the past in Shockoe Bottom, one of Richmond’s oldest historic districts, to explore the struggles for freedom that helped shape America. Join...

James River Art League Exhibit at Crossroads Art Center - September/October 2022
James River Art League
10am

Please visit the James River Art League Gallery at Crossroads Art Center during the months of September and October to see the new works of league artists...

Ashland, Charles City, 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
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
Naima Green: I Keep Missing My Water
Institute for Contemporary Art
10am

I Keep Missing My Water is a newly commissioned exhibition by photographer Naima Green that continues the artist’s ongoing investment in documenting intimacy...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , Free
Rafael Domenech: The Medium is the Massage
Institute for Contemporary Art
10am

The Medium is the Massage is a new commission by the Cuban American artist Rafael Domenech for a year-long pavilion for self-publishing, collective reading,...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , Free
Pamunkey Indian Museum & Cultural Center
10am

Museum Day is an annual celebration hosted by Smithsonian Magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to...

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
Tsherin Sherpa: Spirits
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
10am

Explore the captivating paintings and sculptures of Nepalese-born Tibetan American artist Tsherin Sherpa. This thought-provoking, participatory art...

RVA Arts District , $
dana washington-queen: Resume at the Point of Interruption
Institute for Contemporary Art
10am

Lens-based artist dana washington-queen (b. 1985) uses writing and video-making as an inquiry into freedom and escape. What are freedom’s possibilities?...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , Free
Keenan Cross
Art Works Gallery
11am

See these new exhibits and 85 artist studios Tuesday – Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm. Admission is free and open to the public All Media Exhibit and James River...

RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free
Messy Craft Time
Appomattox Regional Library
11am

Prepare for an hour of messy crafts!

Hopewell, Dinwiddie, Prince George , Free
Carol Meese, Only when they spread their wings, 2022
12pm

Artspace Gallery’s new exhibitions challenge the perception of communications Four solo exhibitions will be on view at the nonprofit gallery in Richmond,...

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

September's book discussion will focus on the title Gravel Heart by Abdulrazak Gurnah. (2017) Copies of this title are available at the library. Please...

RVA West End , Free
artists dana washington-queen & Leila Weefur
Afrikana Independent Film Festival, Afrikana Independent Film Festival
2pm

As part of the 7th Annual Afrikana Independent Film Festival (September 15–18), meet us at the ICA for a conversation between dana washington-queen and Leila...

RVA Arts District , Free
An introduction to creative writing for adults
Appomattox Regional Library
2pm

Join Melissa Face as she hosts an afternoon workshop for adults looking for a fun introduction to creative writing. The workshop will focus on writing to...

Hopewell, Dinwiddie, Prince George , Free
Latin Ballet of Virginia
Latin Ballet of Virginia
3pm

As part of the Hispanic Heritage celebrations, The Latin Ballet offers Master Classes on Latino American Culture through Dance at different libraries of...

RVA Southside , Free
Semilla Cultural Bomba Workshop
Petersburg Area Art League
4pm

Puerto Rican Bomba Cultural Dance Workshop w Live Drummers

Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, Dinwiddie , Free
3rd Saturday Documentaries
Elegba Folklore Society
5pm

The Elegba Folklore Society presents 3rd Saturday Documentaries, a series of monthly film screenings at our Cultural Center that highlight the best of the...

Free
ComedySportz Annual Fundraiser Gala
CSz Richmond
6pm, 7pm

Come celebrate CSz Richmond Theater and Yes Balloon at our Annual Fundraiser! This ComedySportz Match will be full of interactive moments and chances to bid...

Henrico, RVA West End , $
EXHIBIT: KALEIDOSCOPE –  REKINDLING A HISTORY
6pm

ON EXHIBIT UNTIL November 13, 2022 Kuumba Afrikan American Quilting Guild showcases a fantastic variety of artful & colorful quilts ranging from reimagining...

Henrico , 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 , $
ComedySportz Annual Fundraiser Gala
CSz Richmond
7pm

Come celebrate CSz Richmond Theater and Yes Balloon at our Annual Fundraiser! This ComedySportz Match will be full of interactive moments and chances to bid...

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
GABRIEL
7:30pm

Book by Jerold Solomon, Foster Solomon, and Ron Klipp Music & Lyrics by Ron Klipp directed by Foster Solomon musical direction by Billy Dye Thu September...

RVA The Fan
Gaslight
Swift Creek Mill Theatre
8pm

With an inheritance at stake, a husband attempts to drive his wife to insanity through incremental manipulation. This British, Victorian era psychological...

Chesterfield , Prices Vary
Legends on Grace: Mary Page Nance
Richmond Performing Arts Alliance
8pm

Join us for music and an up-close and personal conversation with Richmond native, Broadway performer, director, choreographer, and producer, Mary Page Nance....

RVA Downtown , $$
Tchaikovsky's Fourth
Richmond Symphony
8pm

Tchaikovsky poured his soul into symphonies that would express his anguish and passions as no music had ever dared to. Valentina Peleggi begins the new...

RVA Downtown , $
The Inheritance
Richmond Triangle Players
8pm

n contemporary Manhattan, Eric and Toby are 30-somethings who seem to be very much in love and thriving. But on the cusp of their engagement, they meet an...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , $$
Whitesplaining (Postponed)
VCUarts Theatre
8pm

Whitesplaining Please note: The opening of “Whitesplaining” has been postponed. There will be no performances this weekend Sept. 9th- 11th. Ticket holders...

RVA Arts District , $

Saturday, September 17