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Friday, May 26

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
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
Art of Freedom II Exhibition
10am

The Art of Freedom II showcases creations done by Virginia-born or Virginia-based artists and includes pieces from painters, sculptors, illustrators,...

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 , $
Dyeing Fabric with Bugs & Plants
10am

Our Art Studios are focusing on Thread and Fiber Art in May. Join us from 10-11:30am to view a demonstration of dyeing fabric with indigo and cochineal. Kids...

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
Sydnee Schorr, “White,” Photographic Archival Pigment Print, 24x36 inches, 2023
Artspace
12pm

Sydnee Schorr In Between May 26 - June 17, 2023 Elisabeth Flynn-Chapman Gallery Photography Curated by Ed Holten Statement Making art has always been...

Free
Bilingual Storytime (Spanish)
1pm

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

Chesterfield
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
All At Once: VisArts Studio Access Resident Exhibition
5:30pm

VisArts Spring + Summer 2022 Studio Access Resident Exhibition May 26th – 28th, 2023 Opening Reception on May 26th from 5:30-7p.m. Individual points in the...

John Wagoner
Art Works Gallery
6pm

In May Art Works is featuring four artists—all painters yet all vastly different in their approach and techniques. John Wagoner redefines painting that...

RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free
Artwork by Mary Swezey
Artspace
6pm

Artspace presents new exhibitions by artists whose work is inspired by topography from May 26 - June 17, 2023. The opening reception, scheduled for Friday,...

Free
Boyd Realty
6pm

Opening Reception for Susan Moncure’s “Being Joy” at Boyd Realty Group Friday, May 26, 20236:00 PM 9:00 PMBoyd Realty Group (map)Opening Reception for...

Free
All Skate
CSz Richmond
8pm

Improv All Skate, featuring RVA improv teams. Headliner Closed on Mondays: Ode to the Parent Trap, AND Me, Myself and I to open. Laugh Local the last Friday...

Henrico, RVA West End , $
All Skate
CSz Richmond
8pm

Improv All Skate: Laugh Local.

Henrico, RVA West End , $
Georgia Rogers Farmer: Belle of the Balls
Richmond Triangle Players
8pm

Musical Director, Joshua Wortham Hear ye, hear ye! This is your formal invitation to an evening you won’t soon forget. Our resident cabaret diva is back...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA Northside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , $$
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 , $
Dazzling Debuts: A Burlesque Student Showcase
8:30pm

A group of brand new burlesque babes take the stage for the very first time on Friday, May 26th at Strangeways Brewing! 6 new students have been strutting...

Ashland, Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , $
Renee Browne Fashions
9pm

Renee Browne (AnimeBlaque) Fashion Show/After Party Friday, May 26, 20239:00 PM 11:00 PMArtspace (map)Renee Browne (AnimeBlaque) Fashion Show/After...

Free

Friday, May 26