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Friday, May 5

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
Celebrate Children's Book Week- Disguise Ripple
Richmond Public Library

Come by any of our 9 branches and get a Ripple template. Then using whatever crafts you want, disguise Ripple as your favorite book character. We will put it...

RVA Downtown , Free
Cinco De Mayo Fun
Richmond Public Library

Come on in to the Main Library Children's Dept and make some great sounding Maracas!

RVA Downtown , 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
Integrating Creative Expertise Workshop
Partners in the Arts

Partners in the Arts is facilitating a free, full-day workshop designed for teaching artists to develop their instructional practice with youth, adults,...

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 , $
Cinco de Mayo Crafts

Join us all day in the Art Studio downtown or in Chesterfield to make traditional Mexican crafts including tissue paper flowers and decorating a...

Art for the Journey OMA Art Exhibit at Saint Mary's Woods
Art for the Journey

Art for the Journey is excited to present works of art created by seniors at Saint Mary's Woods as a part of the Scripps Gerontology Center's, "Opening Minds...

Henrico , Free
Art/artefact x Gabrielle Teschner Myths exhibition

Art/artefact is pleased to present its inaugural exhibition, Myths, a collaboration with Gabrielle Teschner featuring recent work by the artist complemented...

RVA The Fan , Prices Vary
Voices of Virginia: Poetry Society of Virginia Centennial Celebration
Richmond Public Library

The Poetry Society of Virginia is celebrating their 100th year with an inspirational lineup of keynote speakers, poets laureate, workshops, readings and...

RVA Downtown , Free
Music and Movement

Help your preschooler shake, rattle and roll their way to mastering early literacy skills. Registration begins May 2.

Chesterfield , Free
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...

First Fridays Art Walk
RVA First Fridays

Join us for the Downtown Neighborhood's monthly art walk! Galleries, shops, restaurants, non-profits, and more open their doors in celebration of art and...

RVA Arts District , Free
Manchester Manifest: First Fridays
Manchester Manifest

Each & Every First Friday May 5th - October 6th 1309 Hull Street Southside Richmond Event time: 5pm-12am Community clean up: 3pm-5pm; 10pm-12am Live...

RVA Southside , Free
Science After Dark: Revenge of the 5th

Calling all Jedis, princesses, Wookiees, supreme commanders and stormtroopers: explore the STEM behind invisible forces present in our universe at the...

Prices Vary
The Easel: A Retrospective Exhibition

ART 180 has a new show for May First Friday, showing some love to the artists and the artwork that made year one of the Easel so impactful. The Easel...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , Free
Shabbat Sha-Bang! Cinco de Mayo Extravaganza!

An interfaith Shabbat dinner and concert geared for kids (ages 2-10) along with their parents, grandparents and caregivers, complete with a rocking Cinco de...

Screening: Memoria

Join us in the ICA auditorium for a First Friday screening of MEMORIA.From the extraordinary mind of Palme D’or winning director Apichatpong Weerasethakul,...

First Friday Opening-Night Reception
Richmond Public Library

The following exhibits will be on display: "Pollen" by Linda Staiger; "Between a Heart and a Hard Place" by Ethan King;"A 21st Century Miracle" by...

RVA Downtown , Free
Ashland Book Festival
Fountain Bookstore

The Second Annual Ashland Book Festival features American journalist and political analyst for CNN, Maggie Haberman on Friday May 5, and #1 New York Times...

Ashland , $
The Wizard of Oz presented by Broken Leg Theater

The Perkinson Center for the Arts is proud to welcome back to the Jimmy Dean Theater stage our partner Broken Leg Theater with their production of... The...

Chesterfield , $
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 , $

Friday, May 5