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Friday, September 23

#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
Lee Hazelgrove
Art Works Gallery

It’s our anniversary—19 years of 4th Friday exhibits, artists’ solo shows from all over the world, the country and local artists too. Please join us...

RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , 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
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
Banned Book Week Read-In
Richmond Public Library
10am

Celebrate the freedom to read with RPL during Banned Books Week! We'll have info on the top 10 banned books in the past year, books aplenty for reading, and...

RVA West End , Free
FORGING FREEDOM, JUSTICE, and EQUALITY 40th Anniversary Exhibition
Black History Museum and Cultural Center
10am

Forging Freedom, Justice, and Equality is a riveting interactive, multi-themed immersion into the Black experience in the history of the Commonwealth 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, Dinwiddie, Prince George, Fluvanna County , $
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
Library Yarns
Richmond Public Library
10am

If you like to knit or crochet, join this fun time of creativity at the Belmont Library. Bring you portable handwork project for an informal group...

RVA West End , 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
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
Book Break with Lucinda Roy | The Freedom Race & Flying the Coop
Library of Virginia
11am

Join us at the Library of Virginia for an engaging conversation with Lucinda Roy about the works in her Dreambird Chronicles series: The Freedom Race and its...

RVA Downtown , Free
"House and horizon" by Louise Poole, Oil on canvas over panel, 32”x36”
Artspace
12pm

Artspace announces our 7th Annual Fine Art Auction. Our 7th Annual Auction is both in-person and online! The Silent Auction will be on view and open to the...

STEAM Team: Apple Volcanoes
Richmond Public Library
4pm

Visit the East End Branch this afternoon for an explosive time as we use apples and other everyday items to make our own volcanoes!

RVA East End , Free
DJ at VMFA Summer Breeze
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
5pm

Celebrate the end of summer and be the first to shop the latest VMFA x Chilalay capsule collection. Grab a drink, shop, and dance to the sounds of Shanel the...

RVA Arts District , Free
Sweet Bitter Blues | A Conversation with Authors Phil Wiggins & Frank Matheis
Library of Virginia
5:30pm

Please join us as the Library hosts authors Phil Wiggins and Frank Matheis in a conversation about Sweet Bitter Blues, a compelling and personal narrative...

RVA Downtown , Free
Logo for Artspace Event
Artspace
6pm

A Feast for Your Eyes / Artspace's 7th Annual Fine Art Auction Silent Auction to benefit Artspace and Feed More RICHMOND, VA Artspace announces our...

RVA Southside , Free, $
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
Music Under the Stars: The Taters
6pm

Join us this summer for our concert series, Music Under the Stars! Gates @ 6 PM / Show @ 7 PM Tickets: $5 per adult (kids 12 & under free) The Taters The...

Ashland, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, RVA West End , $
dana washington-queen In Conversation: Resume at the Point of Interruption
Institute for Contemporary Art
6pm

Join us in the ICA auditorium for coffee, tea, and conversation as we glimpse into the dynamic research process for the documentary, Resume at the Point of...

RVA Arts District , Free
Sips on the Skyline
Virginia War Memorial
6:30pm

The Virginia War Memorial Foundation is proud to host the 4th Annual Sips on the Skyline, a fun-filled evening celebration featuring delicious food, great...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary
Bob's Burgers Burlesque Bingo 9/23
7pm

Ellie Quinn Presents brings Burlesque Bingo to Blue Bee Cider! This is a bingo game not of numbers and letters, but where the details of the burlesque...

RVA West End , $, Prices Vary
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
Mean Girls
8pm

Direct from Broadway, MEAN GIRLS is the hilarious hit musical from an award-winning creative team, including book writer TINA FEY (“30 Rock), composer JEFF...

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 , $$
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 , $

Friday, September 23