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Friday, May 19

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
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
MURRMUR: MISREAD UNREAD READ RE-READ MISREAD UNREAD RE-READ

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...

Free
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...

Free
Virtual Event
Introductions - a group show by the Boxcar Art Group
6am

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
9am

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
9:30am

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 , $
Moon to Mars
9:30am

Blast off with Moon to Mars, in this new interactive STEAM exhibit that transports children to the out-of-this-world experiences in space travel, coming to...

RVA Downtown
Hand-Sew a Pillow
10am

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

Senior Fiction Focus book club
Richmond Public Library
10:15am

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 discussing Giver of Stars by...

RVA Southside , Free
Island of Dreams by:  Elizabeth Caffery
Art Works Gallery
11am

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
Let's Talk About this Elephant in the Room, Shall We?" by Helene Ruiz 16x20 acrylic on canvas 2022
Anne’s Visual Art Studio
12pm

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
12pm

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

Free
CROCHET CLASSES @ Ginter Park Library!
Richmond Public Library
1pm

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
May 2023 All-Media Show
5pm

Join Crossroads Art Center for our May 2023 Open House + Artist Reception on Friday, May 19, 2023, from 5-8 p.m. Featuring an exhibition by Freedom Ukrainian...

Special Nights
5pm

The Children’s Museum is excited to host a FREE night for families with children with disabilities on the third Friday of each month from 5:00-7:00 pm. The...

RVA Downtown , Free
Artwork by Jess Cimicata
Cadence Theatre Company
7pm

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
ICA Live: Peni Candra Rini
7pm

Master Javanese singer and composer Peni Candra Rini performs new and experimental works for voice, electronics, and gamelan in the ICA’s Royall Forum, in...

Free
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 , $
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 , $
Log Cabin
Richmond Triangle Players
8pm

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
8pm

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 , $
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 , $

Friday, May 19