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Friday, May 12

Visitors in the exhibition “Athena LaTocha: The Past Never Sleeps.” Photo by Sandra Sellars, © 2023 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. “Bulbancha (Green Silence)”, 2019, Athena LaTocha (American, born 1969), ink, Mississippi River mud, and Spanish moss on paper, 132 x 204 in.

In this installation of monumental works on paper, Athena LaTocha invites viewers to meditate on the landscape as a geographic space, a repository of...

RVA The Fan , Free
DETERMINED - The 400-year Struggle for Black Equality
Richmond Public Library

You are invited to come into the library and experience the traveling exhibition DETERMINED from the Virginia Museum of History and Culture. This exhibition...

RVA West End , Free

Feb 24, 2023 – Jul 16, 2023 Misread Unread Read Re-read Misread Unread Re-read (MURRMUR) is a ten-month exhibition series expanding how we think about...

VMFA Distance Learning for Grades 3–12 and College Classrooms

Bring VMFA into your classroom with the Evans Distance Learning Program. Video-conference with a museum educator for a facilitated experience in the...

Virtual Event
Introductions - a group show by the Boxcar Art Group

An inaugural group show organized by Boxcar Art Group. The opening reception is on Friday (April 28) from 6 to 8 pm Artists Include: Andromeda Calkins,...

RVA Southside
Library of Virginia Exhibition | 200 Years, 200 Stories
Library of Virginia

The Library of Virginia, one of the oldest state libraries and archives in the nation, will mark its bicentennial in 2023 with a free exhibition — 200 Years,...

RVA Downtown , Free
Church Tours
St. John's Church

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 , $
Simple Butterfly Embroidery

Our Art Studios are focusing on Thread and Fiber Art in May. Join us from 10:30-11:30am to participate in a simple embroidery activity! All materials will be...

Island of Dreams by:  Elizabeth Caffery
Art Works Gallery

Visit these new exhibits and 80 working artist studios Tuesday – Sunday, 11 am – 5pm. The student exhibit continues through May 13th, the other exhibits...

RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free
Dave Henderson Curves Lines Color

Sunday, April 16, 2023 through Friday, June 16, 2023 Gallery Hours: Tuesdays-Fridays 11AM-3PM Dave Henderson Artist Statement I love the...

Chesterfield , Free
Let's Talk About this Elephant in the Room, Shall We?" by Helene Ruiz 16x20 acrylic on canvas 2022
Anne’s Visual Art Studio

Join us for Breaking Ground: Mixed Media Group Exhibition Curated by Helene Ruiz. Opening Reception is First Friday April 7, 2023 from 6-9PM with Live Music...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , Free
Ceramic by Jenny Reed

Artspace presents four solo exhibitions by artists whose past experiences have formed their present aesthetics from April 28 - May 20, 2023. The opening...

Bilingual Storytime (Spanish)

Join us for a bilingual story time! We’ll sing, dance, read and learn Spanish. This event is free with Museum admission.

CROCHET CLASSES @ Ginter Park Library!
Richmond Public Library

Veteran instructor, Marquetta Fisher will be hosting free crochet classes at Ginter Park Branch Library. Classes are in 3 sessions, twice a week (Wednesday &...

RVA Northside , Free
ARGS Annual Spring Art Show
Appomattox Regional Governors School

The Appomattox Regional Governor's School presents their Annual Spring Art Show featuring ceramics, drawings, fashion, painting, photography, and sculpture...

Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, Dinwiddie, Prince George
Lee Piechocki: A Dark Little Landscape Show
Reynolds Gallery

Reynolds Gallery announces a solo exhibition of new paintings by Lee Piechocki in A Dark Little Landscape Show, a solo exhibition of paintings on canvas and...

Sue Heatley, "Calvin", 2023 Acrylic on birch, 48 x 36”
Reynolds Gallery

Reynolds Gallery is pleased to present Floating: True to Form, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Sue Heatley at our Libbie Avenue gallery. The exhibition...

RVA West End
Sylvio Lynch III, Untitled 20, 2023, Graphite on paper, 12 x 9 inches
Reynolds Gallery

Reynolds Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Moments And Departures, a solo exhibition of drawings in charcoal, graphite, and colored pencil on...

RVA The Fan , Free
ARGS Senior Art Show @ PAAL
Appomattox Regional Governors School

The Petersburg Area Art League is hosting an art exhibition by the Appomattox Regional Governor's School class of 2023,on Friday, May 12, with the opening...

Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, Dinwiddie, Prince George , Free
Richmond Ballet Presents Studio Four

STUDIO FOUR Ershter Vals Choreography by Ma Cong Music by Klezroym A World Premiere by Nicolo Fonte Ma Cong’s moving piece Ershter Vals had its beginnings...

Artwork by Jess Cimicata
Cadence Theatre Company

Content Advisory: How to Bruise Gracefully contains graphic descriptions of medical procedures and adult content. Recommended for audience members aged...

Ashland, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, Petersburg, Powhatan, RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside , $, $$, Prices Vary
Mirrors & Windows: A Grown-Up Evening of Play

Don’t miss the Children’s Museum of Richmond’s newest fundraising event! Mirrors & Windows: A Grown-Up Evening of Play is a gala for adults on Friday, May...

Henrico Live Presents The Taters

Tickets are $10. To purchase tickets, go to or visit the box office. Close out the Henrico Live Season celebrating The Taters’ 25th...

Henrico , $$
CSz Richmond

The improv's the thing! Lend your ears (and laughs) as the cast of Bardalicious weaves a never before seen and completely improvised Shakesperean tale! ...

Henrico, RVA West End , $
Log Cabin
Richmond Triangle Players

Log Cabin by Jordan Harrison Directed by Julie Fulcher-Davis Featuring Madison Hatfield, Jacob LeBlanc, Theresa Mantiply, Kellan Oelkers, Nora Ogunleye and...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA Northside, RVA West End , $$
Mamma Mia

The Lee Playhouse will present MAMMA MIA! as its final production in the Theatre Company’s 2022-2023 season. This musical opens May 5 and runs weekends...

Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, RVA Southside, Prince George , $
Pours and Pasties Burlesque and Variety Show!

Get ready for another fun-filled evening of burlesque and variety entertainment! Burlesque Right Meow is back at Strangeways Brewing with a glorious cast of...

Ashland, Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , $

Friday, May 12