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Events

May 13 - June 11, 2021

Thursday, May 13

"Inner Landscapes, Unfurling into Joy"
Bella Arte Gallery

Opening Reception April 16, Friday 6 pm with Art Talk by Lina Alattar on her new abstract works. This is our 1st show since lock down & knowing how important...

Chesterfield, Powhatan , Free
BRAND YOURSELF: An Encore! Master Class with Karen A. Chase
James River Writers

Every author needs an author-centered (not book-centered) marketing plan, regardless of how you publish, how many books you have, or in which genre. That...

Prices Vary, $$
Panel Discussion: Structural Integrity: Creating an Effective Framework for Writing Success
James River Writers

It doesn’t matter if you’re outlining or winging it, the ultimate structure of your work influences the pacing, the character arc, and your reader’s...

Prices Vary, $
Swift Creek Mill Theatre's Young People's Playhouse
Swift Creek Mill Theatre

Since 1989, Swift Creek Mill Theatre has been providing quality educational plays that cobine learning with arts and culture. Our original producations...

Prices Vary, $$
Unfinished Business
Library of Virginia

Despite ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1920, many people in the United States were denied the right to vote because of...

RVA Downtown , Free
A Million Blooms
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for the celebration of spring! A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses and...

Henrico , $
Exhibit - Beyond the Blue Pony
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
9am

On exhbit May 1 - June 30 at The Cultural Arts Center. Centered on the image of a blue horse seemingly dancing with joy, this exhibit focuses on the artist’s...

Henrico , Free
Serenity Show logo
9am

If you’re interested in making a room your own sanctuary, we have a gentle suggestion…place art on your walls that caresses your soul. To help create an...

Henrico , Free
Image by Tom Hennessy
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

Experience 50 acres of cultivated gardens, woodland paths and wild spaces along with the interconnectedness of people, plants and water. Restore yourself...

Henrico , $
Day Trip
Reynolds Gallery
10am

Reynolds Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Day Trip, a group exhibition featuring work by regional artists, Patrick Berran, James Busby, David...

RVA The Fan
Virginia JAZZ: The Early Years Exhibition
Black History Museum and Cultural Center
10am

VIRGINIA JAZZ: The Early Years is a cultural feast of musical artists from Virginia who, from the early 1900s to the mid-1960s, played critical roles in...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , $
LIVE Preschool Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Join us LIVE via Zoom for an interactive storytime for ages 2-5. After registration, you will receive a Zoom link for the event.

Free
Virtual Event
April - May Exhibits @ Art Works!
Art Works Gallery
12pm

The plan for the Spring exhibits at Art Works is to go BIG and have fun. With that said, the APRIL 2021 BIG ALL MEDIA ART SHOW will be in the main gallery....

RVA Southside , Free
K Dance presents Yes! Dance Festival
K Dance
12pm

K Dance's 22nd annual YES! Dance Festival Kaye Weinstein Gary, Artistic Director Mon April 26, Tue April 27, Wed April 28 @ 7:30pm at Firehouse...

RVA The Fan , $
A CONVERSATION WITH JOSHUA D. ROTHMAN   The Ledger and the Chain: How Domestic Slave Traders Shaped America
Library of Virginia
6pm

Join Joshua Rothman, author of the stunning new book The Ledger and the Chain, and the Library of Virginia’s Gregg Kimball in a virtual discussion about the...

Free
Richmond Ballet
Richmond Ballet
6:30pm

Originally slated to appear in our April 2020 New Works Festival, Alvin Ailey-trained Levi Marsman makes his Richmond Ballet choreographic debut with a world...

RVA Downtown , $
Critical Tea with E. Patrick Johnson & Dr. Chaz
7pm

Dr. Chaz Antoine Barracks, Community-Engaged Scholar-in-Residence with the University of Richmond’s Bonner Center for Civic Engagement and creator of the...

Free
Virtual Event

Friday, May 14

"Inner Landscapes, Unfurling into Joy"
Bella Arte Gallery

Opening Reception April 16, Friday 6 pm with Art Talk by Lina Alattar on her new abstract works. This is our 1st show since lock down & knowing how important...

Chesterfield, Powhatan , Free
BRAND YOURSELF: An Encore! Master Class with Karen A. Chase
James River Writers

Every author needs an author-centered (not book-centered) marketing plan, regardless of how you publish, how many books you have, or in which genre. That...

Prices Vary, $$
RVA Library Storytime Shorts
Richmond Public Library

Read along with Miss Hannah from the Belmont Library as you explore a picture book together. This can be viewed every Friday on our Richmond Public Library...

Free
Virtual Event
Panel Discussion: Structural Integrity: Creating an Effective Framework for Writing Success
James River Writers

It doesn’t matter if you’re outlining or winging it, the ultimate structure of your work influences the pacing, the character arc, and your reader’s...

Prices Vary, $
Swift Creek Mill Theatre's Young People's Playhouse
Swift Creek Mill Theatre

Since 1989, Swift Creek Mill Theatre has been providing quality educational plays that cobine learning with arts and culture. Our original producations...

Prices Vary, $$
Unfinished Business
Library of Virginia

Despite ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1920, many people in the United States were denied the right to vote because of...

RVA Downtown , Free
A Million Blooms
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for the celebration of spring! A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses and...

Henrico , $
Exhibit - Beyond the Blue Pony
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
9am

On exhbit May 1 - June 30 at The Cultural Arts Center. Centered on the image of a blue horse seemingly dancing with joy, this exhibit focuses on the artist’s...

Henrico , Free
Serenity Show logo
9am

If you’re interested in making a room your own sanctuary, we have a gentle suggestion…place art on your walls that caresses your soul. To help create an...

Henrico , Free
Image by Tom Hennessy
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

Experience 50 acres of cultivated gardens, woodland paths and wild spaces along with the interconnectedness of people, plants and water. Restore yourself...

Henrico , $
Harold Mendez: Let us gather in a flourishing way
Institute for Contemporary Art
10am

Let us gather in a flourishing way is a 10-year survey of Los Angeles-based artist Harold Mendez (b. 1977, Chicago). Comprising a selection of nearly 20...

RVA Arts District , Free
Virginia JAZZ: The Early Years Exhibition
Black History Museum and Cultural Center
10am

VIRGINIA JAZZ: The Early Years is a cultural feast of musical artists from Virginia who, from the early 1900s to the mid-1960s, played critical roles in...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , $
April - May Exhibits @ Art Works!
Art Works Gallery
12pm

The plan for the Spring exhibits at Art Works is to go BIG and have fun. With that said, the APRIL 2021 BIG ALL MEDIA ART SHOW will be in the main gallery....

RVA Southside , Free
Mini Masterpieces: Zoom Painting for Kids
Richmond Public Library
3:30pm

Join us live through Zoom as we paint our own mini masterpieces! Every other week we will be learning how to create a different work of art either by...

Free
Virtual Event
Richmond Ballet
Richmond Ballet
6:30pm

Originally slated to appear in our April 2020 New Works Festival, Alvin Ailey-trained Levi Marsman makes his Richmond Ballet choreographic debut with a world...

RVA Downtown , $
Menuhin Competition Celebration Concert
Richmond Symphony
7pm

Join internationally renowned conductor Jahja Ling and the Richmond Symphony in celebration of the Menuhin Competition Richmond 2021. Ling will be joined...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary, $$

Saturday, May 15

BRAND YOURSELF: An Encore! Master Class with Karen A. Chase
James River Writers

Every author needs an author-centered (not book-centered) marketing plan, regardless of how you publish, how many books you have, or in which genre. That...

Prices Vary, $$
Panel Discussion: Structural Integrity: Creating an Effective Framework for Writing Success
James River Writers

It doesn’t matter if you’re outlining or winging it, the ultimate structure of your work influences the pacing, the character arc, and your reader’s...

Prices Vary, $
Swift Creek Mill Theatre's Young People's Playhouse
Swift Creek Mill Theatre

Since 1989, Swift Creek Mill Theatre has been providing quality educational plays that cobine learning with arts and culture. Our original producations...

Prices Vary, $$
A Million Blooms
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for the celebration of spring! A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses and...

Henrico , $
Exhibit - Beyond the Blue Pony
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
9am

On exhbit May 1 - June 30 at The Cultural Arts Center. Centered on the image of a blue horse seemingly dancing with joy, this exhibit focuses on the artist’s...

Henrico , Free
Serenity Show logo
9am

If you’re interested in making a room your own sanctuary, we have a gentle suggestion…place art on your walls that caresses your soul. To help create an...

Henrico , Free
Image by Tom Hennessy
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

Experience 50 acres of cultivated gardens, woodland paths and wild spaces along with the interconnectedness of people, plants and water. Restore yourself...

Henrico , $
Harold Mendez: Let us gather in a flourishing way
Institute for Contemporary Art
10am

Let us gather in a flourishing way is a 10-year survey of Los Angeles-based artist Harold Mendez (b. 1977, Chicago). Comprising a selection of nearly 20...

RVA Arts District , Free
Tour the Branch House
The Branch Musuem of Architecture and Design
10am

See rooms not typically open to the public, hear stories about the family that once lived here, and find out all the secrets of the building. Guided tours...

RVA The Fan , $, Prices Vary
Virginia JAZZ: The Early Years Exhibition
Black History Museum and Cultural Center
10am

VIRGINIA JAZZ: The Early Years is a cultural feast of musical artists from Virginia who, from the early 1900s to the mid-1960s, played critical roles in...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , $
April - May Exhibits @ Art Works!
Art Works Gallery
12pm

The plan for the Spring exhibits at Art Works is to go BIG and have fun. With that said, the APRIL 2021 BIG ALL MEDIA ART SHOW will be in the main gallery....

RVA Southside , Free
OUTDOOR CONCERT - Blue Skies with the Desiree Roots Jazz Trio
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm

3RD PERFORMANCE ADDED FOR 12:30PM. Gather your friends and join us outside for some wonderful Jazz from one of our favorite Richmond Divas, Desiree Roots and...

Henrico , $
Latin Ballet Mistica Performance
Latin Ballet of Virginia, Latin Ballet of Virginia
1pm

As part of M&T Bank RESTORE, there will be performances by the Latin Ballet of Virginia on Saturday, May 15, from 1 – 1:40 p.m. and again at 2 – 2:40 p.m....

Henrico , $
Open Space Education's FAMILIAR FACES: MIXED MEDIA PORTRAITS with Leicia Miles at Forest Hill Park
1pm

Experience the multi-layered mixed media process by creating portraits of each other through drawing, painting, collage, and found materials. What will we...

RVA Southside , Prices Vary, $$
Patterson Pages: Adult Book Discussion Group
Richmond Public Library
1pm

Patterson Pages is an adult book group that meets monthly. We have resumed our in-person meeting on the patio, weather permitting, with social distancing...

RVA West End , Free
WORLD MYTHOLOGY, Latin Ballet of Virginia
Latin Ballet of Virginia
1pm, 2pm

Legends and myths from around the world create important markers in our history and heritage timelines. The Latin Ballet of Virginia has brought them to life...

Henrico , Free
Open Space Education's CREATURES IN THE CLAY Workshop with Merenda Cecelia
2pm

Take a closer look at how animals have served as symbols and guides throughout history, coming to our aid when we’re in need. By sculpting small animals out...

RVA Southside , Prices Vary, $$$
WORLD MYTHOLOGY, Latin Ballet of Virginia
Latin Ballet of Virginia
2pm

Legends and myths from around the world create important markers in our history and heritage timelines. The Latin Ballet of Virginia has brought them to life...

Henrico , Free
OUTDOOR CONCERT - Blue Skies with the Desiree Roots Jazz Trio
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
3pm, 5:30pm

3RD PERFORMANCE ADDED FOR 12:30PM. Gather your friends and join us outside for some wonderful Jazz from one of our favorite Richmond Divas, Desiree Roots and...

Henrico , $
Richmond Ballet
Richmond Ballet
5pm, 8:30pm

Originally slated to appear in our April 2020 New Works Festival, Alvin Ailey-trained Levi Marsman makes his Richmond Ballet choreographic debut with a world...

RVA Downtown , $
OUTDOOR CONCERT - Blue Skies with the Desiree Roots Jazz Trio
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
5:30pm

3RD PERFORMANCE ADDED FOR 12:30PM. Gather your friends and join us outside for some wonderful Jazz from one of our favorite Richmond Divas, Desiree Roots and...

Henrico , $
Third Saturday Ballroom Dance
USA Dance - Richmond, Chapter #6006
7pm

Monthly dance sponsored by the Richmond Chapter of USA Dance, a non-profit devoted to the promotion of ballroom dancing as a sport and as a recreational...

Henrico , $
Menuhin Competition Celebration Concert
Richmond Symphony
8pm

Join internationally renowned conductor Jahja Ling and the Richmond Symphony in celebration of the Menuhin Competition Richmond 2021. Ling will be joined...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary, $$
Richmond Ballet
Richmond Ballet
8:30pm

Originally slated to appear in our April 2020 New Works Festival, Alvin Ailey-trained Levi Marsman makes his Richmond Ballet choreographic debut with a world...

RVA Downtown , $

Sunday, May 16

BRAND YOURSELF: An Encore! Master Class with Karen A. Chase
James River Writers

Every author needs an author-centered (not book-centered) marketing plan, regardless of how you publish, how many books you have, or in which genre. That...

Prices Vary, $$
Panel Discussion: Structural Integrity: Creating an Effective Framework for Writing Success
James River Writers

It doesn’t matter if you’re outlining or winging it, the ultimate structure of your work influences the pacing, the character arc, and your reader’s...

Prices Vary, $
Swift Creek Mill Theatre's Young People's Playhouse
Swift Creek Mill Theatre

Since 1989, Swift Creek Mill Theatre has been providing quality educational plays that cobine learning with arts and culture. Our original producations...

Prices Vary, $$
A Million Blooms
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for the celebration of spring! A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses and...

Henrico , $
Exhibit - Beyond the Blue Pony
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
9am

On exhbit May 1 - June 30 at The Cultural Arts Center. Centered on the image of a blue horse seemingly dancing with joy, this exhibit focuses on the artist’s...

Henrico , Free
Serenity Show logo
9am

If you’re interested in making a room your own sanctuary, we have a gentle suggestion…place art on your walls that caresses your soul. To help create an...

Henrico , Free
Image by Tom Hennessy
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

Experience 50 acres of cultivated gardens, woodland paths and wild spaces along with the interconnectedness of people, plants and water. Restore yourself...

Henrico , $
Harold Mendez: Let us gather in a flourishing way
Institute for Contemporary Art
10am

Let us gather in a flourishing way is a 10-year survey of Los Angeles-based artist Harold Mendez (b. 1977, Chicago). Comprising a selection of nearly 20...

RVA Arts District , Free
April - May Exhibits @ Art Works!
Art Works Gallery
12pm

The plan for the Spring exhibits at Art Works is to go BIG and have fun. With that said, the APRIL 2021 BIG ALL MEDIA ART SHOW will be in the main gallery....

RVA Southside , Free
Spring Forward Pop-Up Masterclass Day
KARAR DANCE COMPANY, KARAR DANCE COMPANY
12pm

Join Karar Dance Company for our Spring Forward Pop-Up Masterclass Day on Sunday, May 16 at Studio4 Dance Center! It's been too long since we've moved...

Chesterfield, Henrico , $
Richmond Ballet
Richmond Ballet
1pm, 4:30pm

Originally slated to appear in our April 2020 New Works Festival, Alvin Ailey-trained Levi Marsman makes his Richmond Ballet choreographic debut with a world...

RVA Downtown , $
NATURE ZINES Workshop at Maymont 05/16
Richmond Young Writers
2pm

Learn to fold a miniature zine (DIY booklet) from one sheet of paper, then make it into your own awesome zine with words and drawings! As we walk through the...

RVA The Fan , Prices Vary, $$
River City Poets
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
2pm

As part of "M&T Bank: RESTORE: the Healing Power of Nature," enjoy poetry by River City Poets from 2-3:30 p.m. on the Flagler Garden Lawn. ***Please note...

Henrico , $
FREE Community Concert with Petersburg Symphony Ensembles
Petersburg Symphony Orchestra
4pm

The City of Hopewell is sponsoring this annual concert again at the Beacon Theatre with the PSO String Quartet, PSO Woodwind Quintet, and Bonefire Trombone...

Hopewell , Free
Richmond Ballet
Richmond Ballet
4:30pm

Originally slated to appear in our April 2020 New Works Festival, Alvin Ailey-trained Levi Marsman makes his Richmond Ballet choreographic debut with a world...

RVA Downtown , $

Monday, May 17

BRAND YOURSELF: An Encore! Master Class with Karen A. Chase
James River Writers

Every author needs an author-centered (not book-centered) marketing plan, regardless of how you publish, how many books you have, or in which genre. That...

Prices Vary, $$
Panel Discussion: Structural Integrity: Creating an Effective Framework for Writing Success
James River Writers

It doesn’t matter if you’re outlining or winging it, the ultimate structure of your work influences the pacing, the character arc, and your reader’s...

Prices Vary, $
Swift Creek Mill Theatre's Young People's Playhouse
Swift Creek Mill Theatre

Since 1989, Swift Creek Mill Theatre has been providing quality educational plays that cobine learning with arts and culture. Our original producations...

Prices Vary, $$
Unfinished Business
Library of Virginia

Despite ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1920, many people in the United States were denied the right to vote because of...

RVA Downtown , Free
A Million Blooms
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for the celebration of spring! A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses and...

Henrico , $
Exhibit - Beyond the Blue Pony
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
9am

On exhbit May 1 - June 30 at The Cultural Arts Center. Centered on the image of a blue horse seemingly dancing with joy, this exhibit focuses on the artist’s...

Henrico , Free
Serenity Show logo
9am

If you’re interested in making a room your own sanctuary, we have a gentle suggestion…place art on your walls that caresses your soul. To help create an...

Henrico , Free
Image by Tom Hennessy
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

Experience 50 acres of cultivated gardens, woodland paths and wild spaces along with the interconnectedness of people, plants and water. Restore yourself...

Henrico , $
April - May Exhibits @ Art Works!
Art Works Gallery
12pm

The plan for the Spring exhibits at Art Works is to go BIG and have fun. With that said, the APRIL 2021 BIG ALL MEDIA ART SHOW will be in the main gallery....

RVA Southside , Free

Tuesday, May 18

BRAND YOURSELF: An Encore! Master Class with Karen A. Chase
James River Writers

Every author needs an author-centered (not book-centered) marketing plan, regardless of how you publish, how many books you have, or in which genre. That...

Prices Vary, $$
Panel Discussion: Structural Integrity: Creating an Effective Framework for Writing Success
James River Writers

It doesn’t matter if you’re outlining or winging it, the ultimate structure of your work influences the pacing, the character arc, and your reader’s...

Prices Vary, $
Swift Creek Mill Theatre's Young People's Playhouse
Swift Creek Mill Theatre

Since 1989, Swift Creek Mill Theatre has been providing quality educational plays that cobine learning with arts and culture. Our original producations...

Prices Vary, $$
Unfinished Business
Library of Virginia

Despite ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1920, many people in the United States were denied the right to vote because of...

RVA Downtown , Free
A Million Blooms
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for the celebration of spring! A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses and...

Henrico , $
Exhibit - Beyond the Blue Pony
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
9am

On exhbit May 1 - June 30 at The Cultural Arts Center. Centered on the image of a blue horse seemingly dancing with joy, this exhibit focuses on the artist’s...

Henrico , Free
Serenity Show logo
9am

If you’re interested in making a room your own sanctuary, we have a gentle suggestion…place art on your walls that caresses your soul. To help create an...

Henrico , Free
Image by Tom Hennessy
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

Experience 50 acres of cultivated gardens, woodland paths and wild spaces along with the interconnectedness of people, plants and water. Restore yourself...

Henrico , $
North Avenue Fiction Focus Senior Book Club
Richmond Public Library
10:15am

· Free! Must be a resident of the City of Richmond · Must be 55 · Must have a City of Richmond library card (free) · Books provided for one-month...

Free
Virtual Event
Book Babies and Toddlers Virtual Storytime through ZOOM
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Join us for a fun and interactive story, music and play for babies from birth to 24months with their caregiver.

Free
Virtual Event
April - May Exhibits @ Art Works!
Art Works Gallery
12pm

The plan for the Spring exhibits at Art Works is to go BIG and have fun. With that said, the APRIL 2021 BIG ALL MEDIA ART SHOW will be in the main gallery....

RVA Southside , Free
Children's Educator Kelsey Deans
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
12:30pm

Join us for a weekly Garden Check-in and outdoor activities with Educator Kelsey Deans, Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. on Facebook. From the Farm Garden to the...

Free
Virtual Event
Common Ground Virginia History Book Group
Library of Virginia
6pm

Read and discuss compelling nonfiction books handpicked by Library staff that explore Virginia history, society, and culture. This month, we'll discuss...

Free
Virtual Event
Richmond Ballet
Richmond Ballet
6:30pm

Originally slated to appear in our April 2020 New Works Festival, Alvin Ailey-trained Levi Marsman makes his Richmond Ballet choreographic debut with a world...

RVA Downtown , $
Ezibu Muntu's African Drum & Dance Community Class
Ezibu Muntu
7pm

On the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month, we hold community classes to educate our community about the African Diaspora through music & dance.

RVA Southside , $

Wednesday, May 19

BRAND YOURSELF: An Encore! Master Class with Karen A. Chase
James River Writers

Every author needs an author-centered (not book-centered) marketing plan, regardless of how you publish, how many books you have, or in which genre. That...

Prices Vary, $$
Panel Discussion: Structural Integrity: Creating an Effective Framework for Writing Success
James River Writers

It doesn’t matter if you’re outlining or winging it, the ultimate structure of your work influences the pacing, the character arc, and your reader’s...

Prices Vary, $
Swift Creek Mill Theatre's Young People's Playhouse
Swift Creek Mill Theatre

Since 1989, Swift Creek Mill Theatre has been providing quality educational plays that cobine learning with arts and culture. Our original producations...

Prices Vary, $$
Unfinished Business
Library of Virginia

Despite ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1920, many people in the United States were denied the right to vote because of...

RVA Downtown , Free
A Million Blooms
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for the celebration of spring! A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses and...

Henrico , $
Exhibit - Beyond the Blue Pony
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
9am

On exhbit May 1 - June 30 at The Cultural Arts Center. Centered on the image of a blue horse seemingly dancing with joy, this exhibit focuses on the artist’s...

Henrico , Free
Serenity Show logo
9am

If you’re interested in making a room your own sanctuary, we have a gentle suggestion…place art on your walls that caresses your soul. To help create an...

Henrico , Free
Image by Tom Hennessy
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

Experience 50 acres of cultivated gardens, woodland paths and wild spaces along with the interconnectedness of people, plants and water. Restore yourself...

Henrico , $
April - May Exhibits @ Art Works!
Art Works Gallery
12pm

The plan for the Spring exhibits at Art Works is to go BIG and have fun. With that said, the APRIL 2021 BIG ALL MEDIA ART SHOW will be in the main gallery....

RVA Southside , Free
Lunch Break Science: The Science of Stigma
Science Museum of Virginia
12pm

Mental health is an important component to everyone's overall wellness. It affects just about all of us in some form or fashion, and yet is often...

Free
A wine bottle and wine glasses sit upon a blanket in the Garden.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
4pm

While anyone can enjoy Lewis Ginter's extended hours on Wednesday night, Alfresco is designed to be a relaxing evening for couples or friends to spend time...

Henrico , $
Riso 101
Studio Two Three
6pm

Want to try a quick and fun method of immediately printing your doodles/collages/zines/posters etc? This is the perfect class for you! Learn how to register...

RVA Northside , $$
Richmond Ballet
Richmond Ballet
6:30pm

Originally slated to appear in our April 2020 New Works Festival, Alvin Ailey-trained Levi Marsman makes his Richmond Ballet choreographic debut with a world...

RVA Downtown , $

Thursday, May 20

BRAND YOURSELF: An Encore! Master Class with Karen A. Chase
James River Writers

Every author needs an author-centered (not book-centered) marketing plan, regardless of how you publish, how many books you have, or in which genre. That...

Prices Vary, $$
Panel Discussion: Structural Integrity: Creating an Effective Framework for Writing Success
James River Writers

It doesn’t matter if you’re outlining or winging it, the ultimate structure of your work influences the pacing, the character arc, and your reader’s...

Prices Vary, $
Swift Creek Mill Theatre's Young People's Playhouse
Swift Creek Mill Theatre

Since 1989, Swift Creek Mill Theatre has been providing quality educational plays that cobine learning with arts and culture. Our original producations...

Prices Vary, $$
Unfinished Business
Library of Virginia

Despite ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1920, many people in the United States were denied the right to vote because of...

RVA Downtown , Free
A Million Blooms
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for the celebration of spring! A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses and...

Henrico , $
Exhibit - Beyond the Blue Pony
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
9am

On exhbit May 1 - June 30 at The Cultural Arts Center. Centered on the image of a blue horse seemingly dancing with joy, this exhibit focuses on the artist’s...

Henrico , Free
Serenity Show logo
9am

If you’re interested in making a room your own sanctuary, we have a gentle suggestion…place art on your walls that caresses your soul. To help create an...

Henrico , Free
Image by Tom Hennessy
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

Experience 50 acres of cultivated gardens, woodland paths and wild spaces along with the interconnectedness of people, plants and water. Restore yourself...

Henrico , $
Creation Station: Magical Fairy Gardens
Children's Museum of Richmond
10am

Have you ever wondered if Fairies exist? Participants will get inspired with an engaging Storytime led by a museum educator. Then they will be given natural...

Chesterfield , $
Virginia JAZZ: The Early Years Exhibition
Black History Museum and Cultural Center
10am

VIRGINIA JAZZ: The Early Years is a cultural feast of musical artists from Virginia who, from the early 1900s to the mid-1960s, played critical roles in...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , $
LIVE Preschool Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Join us LIVE via Zoom for an interactive storytime for ages 2-5. After registration, you will receive a Zoom link for the event.

Free
Virtual Event
April - May Exhibits @ Art Works!
Art Works Gallery
12pm

The plan for the Spring exhibits at Art Works is to go BIG and have fun. With that said, the APRIL 2021 BIG ALL MEDIA ART SHOW will be in the main gallery....

RVA Southside , Free
LEGO Club
Richmond Public Library
4pm

Join us on Zoom to listen to a fun story and build a lego creation based on that story. Join a second Zoom call to show off your final creation!

Free
Virtual Event
Art Night - Retrospectacular Exhibit Grand Opening
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
6pm

EXHIBIT GRAND OPENING: RETROSPECTACULAR Grand Opening: Thursday, May 20, 6-8pm | Open to the public KonKons / Konstantina and Ignat Konstantinov,...

Henrico , Free
Through the Looking Glass - Historic Preservation at Menokin
The Branch Musuem of Architecture and Design
6pm

Menokin, the home of Francis Lightfoot Lee, has stood in ruins since the late 1960s. The Menokin Foundation has taken up the challenge of interpreting the...

Free
Richmond Ballet
Richmond Ballet
6:30pm

Originally slated to appear in our April 2020 New Works Festival, Alvin Ailey-trained Levi Marsman makes his Richmond Ballet choreographic debut with a world...

RVA Downtown , $

Friday, May 21

BRAND YOURSELF: An Encore! Master Class with Karen A. Chase
James River Writers

Every author needs an author-centered (not book-centered) marketing plan, regardless of how you publish, how many books you have, or in which genre. That...

Prices Vary, $$
RVA Library Storytime Shorts
Richmond Public Library

Read along with Miss Hannah from the Belmont Library as you explore a picture book together. This can be viewed every Friday on our Richmond Public Library...

Free
Virtual Event
Panel Discussion: Structural Integrity: Creating an Effective Framework for Writing Success
James River Writers

It doesn’t matter if you’re outlining or winging it, the ultimate structure of your work influences the pacing, the character arc, and your reader’s...

Prices Vary, $
Swift Creek Mill Theatre's Young People's Playhouse
Swift Creek Mill Theatre

Since 1989, Swift Creek Mill Theatre has been providing quality educational plays that cobine learning with arts and culture. Our original producations...

Prices Vary, $$
Unfinished Business
Library of Virginia

Despite ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1920, many people in the United States were denied the right to vote because of...

RVA Downtown , Free
A Million Blooms
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for the celebration of spring! A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses and...

Henrico , $
Exhibit - Beyond the Blue Pony
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
9am

On exhbit May 1 - June 30 at The Cultural Arts Center. Centered on the image of a blue horse seemingly dancing with joy, this exhibit focuses on the artist’s...

Henrico , Free
Serenity Show logo
9am

If you’re interested in making a room your own sanctuary, we have a gentle suggestion…place art on your walls that caresses your soul. To help create an...

Henrico , Free
Image by Tom Hennessy
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

Experience 50 acres of cultivated gardens, woodland paths and wild spaces along with the interconnectedness of people, plants and water. Restore yourself...

Henrico , $
Harold Mendez: Let us gather in a flourishing way
Institute for Contemporary Art
10am

Let us gather in a flourishing way is a 10-year survey of Los Angeles-based artist Harold Mendez (b. 1977, Chicago). Comprising a selection of nearly 20...

RVA Arts District , Free
Virginia JAZZ: The Early Years Exhibition
Black History Museum and Cultural Center
10am

VIRGINIA JAZZ: The Early Years is a cultural feast of musical artists from Virginia who, from the early 1900s to the mid-1960s, played critical roles in...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , $
April - May Exhibits @ Art Works!
Art Works Gallery
12pm

The plan for the Spring exhibits at Art Works is to go BIG and have fun. With that said, the APRIL 2021 BIG ALL MEDIA ART SHOW will be in the main gallery....

RVA Southside , Free
First Chapter Friday!
Richmond Public Library
3:30pm

Join Miss Hannah in exploring a new book! She will read the first chapter of the book and, together, you will discuss what you thought about the first...

Free
Virtual Event
Special Nights
Children's Museum of Richmond
4:45pm

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 4:45-6:30 pm. The...

RVA Downtown , Free
May 2021 Live+Virtual Art Opening
Crossroads Art Center
6pm

Join Crossroads Art Center for our May Open House + Artist Reception on Friday, May 21, 2021 from 6-9 p.m. Free Admission. In person open house by...

Henrico , Free
Richmond Ballet
Richmond Ballet
6:30pm

Originally slated to appear in our April 2020 New Works Festival, Alvin Ailey-trained Levi Marsman makes his Richmond Ballet choreographic debut with a world...

RVA Downtown , $

Saturday, May 22

BRAND YOURSELF: An Encore! Master Class with Karen A. Chase
James River Writers

Every author needs an author-centered (not book-centered) marketing plan, regardless of how you publish, how many books you have, or in which genre. That...

Prices Vary, $$
Panel Discussion: Structural Integrity: Creating an Effective Framework for Writing Success
James River Writers

It doesn’t matter if you’re outlining or winging it, the ultimate structure of your work influences the pacing, the character arc, and your reader’s...

Prices Vary, $
Swift Creek Mill Theatre's Young People's Playhouse
Swift Creek Mill Theatre

Since 1989, Swift Creek Mill Theatre has been providing quality educational plays that cobine learning with arts and culture. Our original producations...

Prices Vary, $$
A Million Blooms
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for the celebration of spring! A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses and...

Henrico , $
Exhibit - Beyond the Blue Pony
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
9am

On exhbit May 1 - June 30 at The Cultural Arts Center. Centered on the image of a blue horse seemingly dancing with joy, this exhibit focuses on the artist’s...

Henrico , Free
Serenity Show logo
9am

If you’re interested in making a room your own sanctuary, we have a gentle suggestion…place art on your walls that caresses your soul. To help create an...

Henrico , Free
Image by Tom Hennessy
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

Experience 50 acres of cultivated gardens, woodland paths and wild spaces along with the interconnectedness of people, plants and water. Restore yourself...

Henrico , $
Harold Mendez: Let us gather in a flourishing way
Institute for Contemporary Art
10am

Let us gather in a flourishing way is a 10-year survey of Los Angeles-based artist Harold Mendez (b. 1977, Chicago). Comprising a selection of nearly 20...

RVA Arts District , Free
Virginia JAZZ: The Early Years Exhibition
Black History Museum and Cultural Center
10am

VIRGINIA JAZZ: The Early Years is a cultural feast of musical artists from Virginia who, from the early 1900s to the mid-1960s, played critical roles in...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , $
April - May Exhibits @ Art Works!
Art Works Gallery
12pm

The plan for the Spring exhibits at Art Works is to go BIG and have fun. With that said, the APRIL 2021 BIG ALL MEDIA ART SHOW will be in the main gallery....

RVA Southside , Free
Making History with LVA
Library of Virginia
12pm

Crowdsource with us! The Library of Virginia acquires, preserves, and promotes access to unique collections of Virginia’s history and culture. With more...

Free
Virtual Event
Master Class: Method to the Madness: Pantsing or Plotting; Character First or Plot First?
James River Writers
12:30pm

Join award-winning author Lilliam Rivera as she talks with Newbery Medalist Meg Medina about tackling these eternal questions in the writing realm: Should I...

Prices Vary, $$
Aijung Kim's DREAM-PLAY Workshop at Bryan Park 5/22
2pm

Do your nighttime dreams fascinate you but you haven’t worked (or played) with them much before? In this workshop, we’ll explore ways in which dreams invite...

RVA Northside , Prices Vary, $$
Youth Spring Culture and Movement Classes
Culture4MyKids
2pm

Culture 4 My Kids is offering culture and movement classes for our youth. We can't wait to see you guys! We will be hosting this event both in person at our...

Henrico , Free
Richmond Ballet
Richmond Ballet
5pm, 8:30pm

Originally slated to appear in our April 2020 New Works Festival, Alvin Ailey-trained Levi Marsman makes his Richmond Ballet choreographic debut with a world...

RVA Downtown , $
Richmond Ballet
Richmond Ballet
8:30pm

Originally slated to appear in our April 2020 New Works Festival, Alvin Ailey-trained Levi Marsman makes his Richmond Ballet choreographic debut with a world...

RVA Downtown , $

Sunday, May 23

BRAND YOURSELF: An Encore! Master Class with Karen A. Chase
James River Writers

Every author needs an author-centered (not book-centered) marketing plan, regardless of how you publish, how many books you have, or in which genre. That...

Prices Vary, $$
Panel Discussion: Structural Integrity: Creating an Effective Framework for Writing Success
James River Writers

It doesn’t matter if you’re outlining or winging it, the ultimate structure of your work influences the pacing, the character arc, and your reader’s...

Prices Vary, $
Swift Creek Mill Theatre's Young People's Playhouse
Swift Creek Mill Theatre

Since 1989, Swift Creek Mill Theatre has been providing quality educational plays that cobine learning with arts and culture. Our original producations...

Prices Vary, $$
A Million Blooms
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for the celebration of spring! A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses and...

Henrico , $
Exhibit - Beyond the Blue Pony
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
9am

On exhbit May 1 - June 30 at The Cultural Arts Center. Centered on the image of a blue horse seemingly dancing with joy, this exhibit focuses on the artist’s...

Henrico , Free
Serenity Show logo
9am

If you’re interested in making a room your own sanctuary, we have a gentle suggestion…place art on your walls that caresses your soul. To help create an...

Henrico , Free
Image by Tom Hennessy
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

Experience 50 acres of cultivated gardens, woodland paths and wild spaces along with the interconnectedness of people, plants and water. Restore yourself...

Henrico , $
Harold Mendez: Let us gather in a flourishing way
Institute for Contemporary Art
10am

Let us gather in a flourishing way is a 10-year survey of Los Angeles-based artist Harold Mendez (b. 1977, Chicago). Comprising a selection of nearly 20...

RVA Arts District , Free
Richmond Ballet
Richmond Ballet
1pm, 4:30pm

Originally slated to appear in our April 2020 New Works Festival, Alvin Ailey-trained Levi Marsman makes his Richmond Ballet choreographic debut with a world...

RVA Downtown , $
Richmond Ballet
Richmond Ballet
4:30pm

Originally slated to appear in our April 2020 New Works Festival, Alvin Ailey-trained Levi Marsman makes his Richmond Ballet choreographic debut with a world...

RVA Downtown , $

Monday, May 24

BRAND YOURSELF: An Encore! Master Class with Karen A. Chase
James River Writers

Every author needs an author-centered (not book-centered) marketing plan, regardless of how you publish, how many books you have, or in which genre. That...

Prices Vary, $$
Panel Discussion: Structural Integrity: Creating an Effective Framework for Writing Success
James River Writers

It doesn’t matter if you’re outlining or winging it, the ultimate structure of your work influences the pacing, the character arc, and your reader’s...

Prices Vary, $
Swift Creek Mill Theatre's Young People's Playhouse
Swift Creek Mill Theatre

Since 1989, Swift Creek Mill Theatre has been providing quality educational plays that cobine learning with arts and culture. Our original producations...

Prices Vary, $$
Unfinished Business
Library of Virginia

Despite ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1920, many people in the United States were denied the right to vote because of...

RVA Downtown , Free
A Million Blooms
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for the celebration of spring! A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses and...

Henrico , $
Exhibit - Beyond the Blue Pony
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
9am

On exhbit May 1 - June 30 at The Cultural Arts Center. Centered on the image of a blue horse seemingly dancing with joy, this exhibit focuses on the artist’s...

Henrico , Free
Serenity Show logo
9am

If you’re interested in making a room your own sanctuary, we have a gentle suggestion…place art on your walls that caresses your soul. To help create an...

Henrico , Free
Image by Tom Hennessy
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

Experience 50 acres of cultivated gardens, woodland paths and wild spaces along with the interconnectedness of people, plants and water. Restore yourself...

Henrico , $

Tuesday, May 25

BRAND YOURSELF: An Encore! Master Class with Karen A. Chase
James River Writers

Every author needs an author-centered (not book-centered) marketing plan, regardless of how you publish, how many books you have, or in which genre. That...

Prices Vary, $$
Panel Discussion: Structural Integrity: Creating an Effective Framework for Writing Success
James River Writers

It doesn’t matter if you’re outlining or winging it, the ultimate structure of your work influences the pacing, the character arc, and your reader’s...

Prices Vary, $
Swift Creek Mill Theatre's Young People's Playhouse
Swift Creek Mill Theatre

Since 1989, Swift Creek Mill Theatre has been providing quality educational plays that cobine learning with arts and culture. Our original producations...

Prices Vary, $$
Unfinished Business
Library of Virginia

Despite ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1920, many people in the United States were denied the right to vote because of...

RVA Downtown , Free
A Million Blooms
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for the celebration of spring! A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses and...

Henrico , $
Exhibit - Beyond the Blue Pony
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
9am

On exhbit May 1 - June 30 at The Cultural Arts Center. Centered on the image of a blue horse seemingly dancing with joy, this exhibit focuses on the artist’s...

Henrico , Free
Serenity Show logo
9am

If you’re interested in making a room your own sanctuary, we have a gentle suggestion…place art on your walls that caresses your soul. To help create an...

Henrico , Free
Image by Tom Hennessy
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

Experience 50 acres of cultivated gardens, woodland paths and wild spaces along with the interconnectedness of people, plants and water. Restore yourself...

Henrico , $
Book Babies and Toddlers Virtual Storytime through ZOOM
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Join us for a fun and interactive story, music and play for babies from birth to 24months with their caregiver.

Free
Virtual Event
Children's Educator Kelsey Deans
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
12:30pm

Join us for a weekly Garden Check-in and outdoor activities with Educator Kelsey Deans, Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. on Facebook. From the Farm Garden to the...

Free
Virtual Event
Gothic Arches, Latin Crosses - Ryan K Smith
The Branch Musuem of Architecture and Design
6:30pm

In Gothic Arches, Latin Crosses: Anti-Catholicism and American Church Designs in the Nineteenth Century, Ryan K. Smith sheds light on the intersection of the...

Free

Wednesday, May 26

BRAND YOURSELF: An Encore! Master Class with Karen A. Chase
James River Writers

Every author needs an author-centered (not book-centered) marketing plan, regardless of how you publish, how many books you have, or in which genre. That...

Prices Vary, $$
Panel Discussion: Structural Integrity: Creating an Effective Framework for Writing Success
James River Writers

It doesn’t matter if you’re outlining or winging it, the ultimate structure of your work influences the pacing, the character arc, and your reader’s...

Prices Vary, $
Swift Creek Mill Theatre's Young People's Playhouse
Swift Creek Mill Theatre

Since 1989, Swift Creek Mill Theatre has been providing quality educational plays that cobine learning with arts and culture. Our original producations...

Prices Vary, $$
Unfinished Business
Library of Virginia

Despite ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1920, many people in the United States were denied the right to vote because of...

RVA Downtown , Free
Young Writer's Workshop
Richmond Public Library

Do you have a great idea for a story, but not sure what to do next? Do you think your favorite character got a raw deal, and you know exactly what should...

Free
Virtual Event
Young Writers Workshop
Richmond Public Library

This is the Monthly Video Release Date! Do you have a great idea for a story, but not sure what to do next? Do you think your favorite character got a raw...

Free
Virtual Event
A Million Blooms
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for the celebration of spring! A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses and...

Henrico , $
Exhibit - Beyond the Blue Pony
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
9am

On exhbit May 1 - June 30 at The Cultural Arts Center. Centered on the image of a blue horse seemingly dancing with joy, this exhibit focuses on the artist’s...

Henrico , Free
Serenity Show logo
9am

If you’re interested in making a room your own sanctuary, we have a gentle suggestion…place art on your walls that caresses your soul. To help create an...

Henrico , Free
Image by Tom Hennessy
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

Experience 50 acres of cultivated gardens, woodland paths and wild spaces along with the interconnectedness of people, plants and water. Restore yourself...

Henrico , $
Painted Pots and Paper Pots
Richmond Public Library
4pm

It's planting time! Come to the library patio and paint your own small, terracotta pot. While it dries, try making your own pot from newspaper strips. All...

RVA West End , Free
A wine bottle and wine glasses sit upon a blanket in the Garden.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
4pm

While anyone can enjoy Lewis Ginter's extended hours on Wednesday night, Alfresco is designed to be a relaxing evening for couples or friends to spend time...

Henrico , $
For the Love of Poetry
Richmond Public Library
6pm

Are you interested in reading poetry? Do you love to write poetry? If so, join us for a fun teen poetry club. No subject is off limits, bring your creative...

Free
Virtual Event
MAY 2021 ONLINE WRITING SHOW – Character Development: Building Strong Characters that Readers Want to Invest InWhether you think characters move plot or plot informs your characters, you won’t get too far with two-dimensional “Mary Sues.” How do you give
James River Writers
6pm

Whether you think characters move plot or plot informs your characters, you won’t get too far with two-dimensional “Mary Sues.” How do you give your...

Prices Vary, $
Virtual Event