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February 2019

Free

Hollar’s Encyclopedic Eye: Prints from the Frank Raysor Collection

February 2 @ 10:00 am - May 5 @ 5:00 pm

This exhibition celebrates one of the least known but most remarkable and “modern” artists of the Baroque period. Focusing on his mastery of print work, Hollar’s Encyclopedic Eye includes more than 200 prints representing the range and quality of Wenceslaus Hollar’s work drawn exclusively from the Frank Raysor Collection, a promised gift to VMFA. Curated by Dr. Mitchell Merling, VMFA Paul Mellon curator and head of the department of European art and Colleen Yarger, curatorial assistant for European art and…

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March 2019

$240

Weekly Studio Art Class

March 18 @ 1:30 pm - April 22 @ 4:00 pm

Ongoing weekly impressionist oil painting classes by Mark Hierholzer, voted “Best Art Instructor for Adults” in 2017 by Richmond Magazine. All materials provided. Classes are offered on Mondays from 1:30 to 4pm in six-session cycles for $240.

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$8 – $13

THE ART OF PLAY

March 29 - September 30

The Art of Play promises moments of joy, whimsy and enchantment as Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden comes alive with art that explores how playful interactions can create connection and conversation. Six new interactive sculptures from Virginia artists will inspire you to see play in a whole new way! PLAY BECOMES ART Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will invite guests of all ages to come outside and play! The Art of Play transforms the Garden into a vibrant canvas where visitors will…

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Free

Louisa Arts Center Purcell Gallery

March 29 @ 12:00 pm - May 24 @ 4:00 pm

Visit the fabulous evocative work of artist David Robatin at the Purcell Gallery. A Richmond resident, David studied communications and art at Denison University and works mostly with acrylics on art boards and canvases. David has been influenced by everything from chiaroscuro to color field, from Dali to Rothko. He paintings embody emotionalism as art.Emotional connection is the reason why David works in the style he has developed. He wants the viewer to find themselves in each painting and to…

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April 2019

$8 – $13

A Million Blooms

April 1 @ 9:00 am - June 1 @ 5:00 pm

The Garden’s celebration of spring! A parade of blooms unfurls as the weather warms: daffodils, tulips, peonies, roses and many more. Events throughout the season include Peek-a-Bloom with Peter Rabbit, Mother’s Day Weekend, Spring PlantFest, Butterflies LIVE!, and activities in the Children’s Garden. BLOOM CALENDAR April: Daffodils, tulips, bluebells May: Peonies, iris, azaleas, pitcher plants June: Lotuses, roses Conservatory: Orchids, tropicals, cacti

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$5

Words on Fire: Poetry Happy Hour

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Break out of the work week routine with a dose of hot verse at Firehouse! Featuring a showcase poet, an open mic sign up for those with a verse or two to drop themselves, and a cash bar with happy hour specials, it’s a great way to make the most of a long day. Come catch the night on fire with us!

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$10 – $15

The Creative Space Showcase

April 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Creative Space will be bringing together a variety of local Virginia artists for a live performance at Firehouse Theatre! This is an opportunity for artists to present their music in a live and intimate setting. Rahul As an R&B artist from Falls Church, Virginia, Rahul incorporates musical elements from his Indian heritage to create a unique sound. The Weeknd, Boyz II Men and Sabrina Claudio are some of the artists he is influenced by. Recently, Rahul was featured on…

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$15 – $35

Animal Control

April 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

ANIMAL CONTROL is set in the manager’s office of the Carson County Pound as Kim Hawkins tries to cope with the unexpected and mounting fallout from a complaint about a pit bull terrorizing a dog park. Playwright Chandler Hubbard says, “ANIMAL CONTROL is about what it means to be The Other. What it means to be Othered. It’s about denying similarities and obeying differences. It’s about power and insecurity, mercy and justice, confinement and isolation. And, goddamn it, it’s about…

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$5

First Drafts and Bagels: Stray Cat Strut

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Need some dynamic theatre to elevate your weekend? Join us at Firehouse for mimosas and bagels and participate in the creative process of making a new play. The First Drafts and Bagels program is geared towards providing opportunities for playwrights to workshop 20 – 30 minute pieces followed by a talkback with audience members to collaborate on developing pieces further. In STRAY CAT STRUT, two women find themselves locked in a cat rescue facility overnight and must survive the cattiest…

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$15 – $100

Parking Lot Party

April 27 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meet us at Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts for RPAA’s 2019 Parking Lot Party – an afternoon and evening of bands, brews and bites! Hosted by Richmond Performing Arts Alliance’s (RPAA’s) Associates Board, proceeds from this event benefit the artistic and educational programs of RPAA. Special performance by headliner Sleepwalkers with special guest stars The Congress and The Whiskey Rebellion! #rpaaplp About the Parking Lot Party: Family-friendly Sleepwalkers (headliner), The Congress (special guest star), The Whiskey Rebellion (special…

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$15 – $35

Animal Control

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

ANIMAL CONTROL is set in the manager’s office of the Carson County Pound as Kim Hawkins tries to cope with the unexpected and mounting fallout from a complaint about a pit bull terrorizing a dog park. Playwright Chandler Hubbard says, “ANIMAL CONTROL is about what it means to be The Other. What it means to be Othered. It’s about denying similarities and obeying differences. It’s about power and insecurity, mercy and justice, confinement and isolation. And, goddamn it, it’s about…

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$30

Nick Smith

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

See country artist Nick Smith on his latest tour! Hailing from small-town Kent’s Store, VA. Born on January 17, 1989. Nick Smith quickly learned the values of hard work and independence at a young age. He always loved to sing as a boy and showed it by fulfilling the varsity choir throughout his high school career. After graduating from Fluvanna High, Nick immediately pursued a business degree while at the same time picked up a guitar to compliment his vocal’s…

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$15 – $25

OH MY GLOB! A Burlesque Journey Into the Land of Ooo

April 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Burlesque Time! Come on, grab your friends! We’ll go to many glittered lands. With Burlesque Right Meow, the tease will never end! Come along with us to the Land of Ooo, where we aim to entertain you. You won’t be able to get enough of these Lumps, so get your tickets now! Featuring: Baron Atomy Ego Von Hubris Gordita Maricona Lolita Luxxe Murphy Lawless Nyx Nebulae Sally Stardust Scarlet Starlet Selene Noire Vera Babalon ​ $15 in advance, $20 at…

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May 2019

Free

Mandala Sand Painting at VMFA

May 2 @ 12:00 pm - May 5 @ 5:00 pm

(May 2: noon-6 pm, May 3-5: 10 am-5pm) From May 2–5, Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery will construct a sand mandala and perform music and dance ceremonies to celebrate the opening of VMFA’s latest exhibition Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment. The mandala will be swept away in a closing ceremony on May 3.

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$10 – $15

The Hustle Season Podcast LIVE

May 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

If you’re a fan of the Hustle Season Podcast, then you’ll love The Hustle Season Podcast LIVE! Four musicians who love to talk about our city of Richmond, pop culture, food, the arts & more. Special guest musician and connoisseur Chance Fischer joins us at the round-table for a lively discussion. And you bet we’re gonna play some tunes!

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$15 – $35

Animal Control

May 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

ANIMAL CONTROL is set in the manager’s office of the Carson County Pound as Kim Hawkins tries to cope with the unexpected and mounting fallout from a complaint about a pit bull terrorizing a dog park. Playwright Chandler Hubbard says, “ANIMAL CONTROL is about what it means to be The Other. What it means to be Othered. It’s about denying similarities and obeying differences. It’s about power and insecurity, mercy and justice, confinement and isolation. And, goddamn it, it’s about…

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$40

Watercolor Workshop

May 4 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us to create a beautiful landscape in watercolor from the provided photograph. Marvel at the variety of results achieved by students each interpreting the image by employing various techniques. Practice your skills in sketching, mixing color, understanding temperature and value, and describing depth while accepting the immediacy and fluidity of watercolor to achieve unexpected results. We will cover basic techniques such as wet on wet, wet on dry, dry brush, glazing and color mixing by layers and more. This…

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$15 – $35

Animal Control

May 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

ANIMAL CONTROL is set in the manager’s office of the Carson County Pound as Kim Hawkins tries to cope with the unexpected and mounting fallout from a complaint about a pit bull terrorizing a dog park. Playwright Chandler Hubbard says, “ANIMAL CONTROL is about what it means to be The Other. What it means to be Othered. It’s about denying similarities and obeying differences. It’s about power and insecurity, mercy and justice, confinement and isolation. And, goddamn it, it’s about…

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$15 – $35

Animal Control

May 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

ANIMAL CONTROL is set in the manager’s office of the Carson County Pound as Kim Hawkins tries to cope with the unexpected and mounting fallout from a complaint about a pit bull terrorizing a dog park. Playwright Chandler Hubbard says, “ANIMAL CONTROL is about what it means to be The Other. What it means to be Othered. It’s about denying similarities and obeying differences. It’s about power and insecurity, mercy and justice, confinement and isolation. And, goddamn it, it’s about…

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$20

Sparks for Creative Expression in the Library’s Collections

May 8 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Discover a new character waiting in a 1903 hotel ledger wide as a bed pillow. Unspool plot threads from messages scrawled across historic postcards. Let a pictorial map or a funky placemat from a roadside diner spark an idea for a setting. Encounter images or rhythms that serve as tinder for poetry or memoir. Join poet-librarian Wendy DeGroat in this workshop to ignite your creativity with fascinating artifacts from the Library’s archives. Emerging and experienced writers welcome. Enrollment limited to…

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Free

lecture VIRGINIA HUMANITIES RESEARCH FELLOW TALK The Saving Grace of Spring Rolls: A Story of Food, Place, and Family TimeTuesday, May 7, 2019 from 12:00 PM–1:00 PM LocationConference Rooms PriceFree Join Virginia Humanities Research Fellow Kim O’Connell, an independent scholar from Arlington, for a talk on her research using her own story of mixed-race heritage—half-Caucasian, half-Vietnamese—to explore Vietnamese immigrants and refugees who came to Virginia in the wake of the Vietnam War. Her work is for a forthcoming book that shares a title with this talk. Connecting food and culture, spring rolls are used as a symbol throughout O’Connell’s work to represent determination, heritage, and healing. She has already found federal publications on government policies and newspaper stories on refugees’ experiences. This subject complements the Library’s current exhibition, New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond. For more information, contact emma.ito@lva.virginia.gov or 804.692.3726. Share this event book club Literary Virginia Book Group

May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Read and discuss the best of today’s Virginia literature—books by Library of Virginia Literary Award winners and finalists in fiction and nonfiction. On the second Wednesday evening of each month, join us for a book discussion with light refreshments, additional historical context, and even occasional author visits. This month, discuss “The Exact Nature of Our Wrongs,” by Janet Peery (2018’s Fiction Award winner), and pick up June’s book, “Sargent’s Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas,” by Donna M. Lucey (2018’s…

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Free

Nothing is Stronger than the Heart of a Volunteer

May 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

A celebration of Art for the Journey’s volunteers and the time and talent they have given to our mission and programs.

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$15 – $35

Animal Control

May 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

ANIMAL CONTROL is set in the manager’s office of the Carson County Pound as Kim Hawkins tries to cope with the unexpected and mounting fallout from a complaint about a pit bull terrorizing a dog park. Playwright Chandler Hubbard says, “ANIMAL CONTROL is about what it means to be The Other. What it means to be Othered. It’s about denying similarities and obeying differences. It’s about power and insecurity, mercy and justice, confinement and isolation. And, goddamn it, it’s about…

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$15 – $35

Animal Control

May 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

ANIMAL CONTROL is set in the manager’s office of the Carson County Pound as Kim Hawkins tries to cope with the unexpected and mounting fallout from a complaint about a pit bull terrorizing a dog park. Playwright Chandler Hubbard says, “ANIMAL CONTROL is about what it means to be The Other. What it means to be Othered. It’s about denying similarities and obeying differences. It’s about power and insecurity, mercy and justice, confinement and isolation. And, goddamn it, it’s about…

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$15 – $35

Animal Control

May 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

ANIMAL CONTROL is set in the manager’s office of the Carson County Pound as Kim Hawkins tries to cope with the unexpected and mounting fallout from a complaint about a pit bull terrorizing a dog park. Playwright Chandler Hubbard says, “ANIMAL CONTROL is about what it means to be The Other. What it means to be Othered. It’s about denying similarities and obeying differences. It’s about power and insecurity, mercy and justice, confinement and isolation. And, goddamn it, it’s about…

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Free

Richmond & Sustainability

May 15 @ 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm

In this discussion series we ask three local experts on environmentalism and sustainability to present their recommendations for how Richmonders can take action in their own lives to make life in Richmond more sustainable and healthy for everyone. This event will focus on positive approach focused on actions that can be taken immediately by our audience members, and ways they can get more deeply involved in the fight to save the planet. Panelists: Jeremy Hoffman – Climate Scientist, Science Museum…

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Free

National Art Museum Day – VMFA Free Admission

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

To celebrate the annual National Art Museum Day, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will offer free admission to Awaken: A Tibetan Buddhist Journey Toward Enlightenment. Visitors are given the opportunity not only to view spectacular Buddhist art from the 9th century to as recent as 2016, but also to take part in the narrative it presents of a quest for enlightenment.

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June 2019

$150

Summer Youth Arts Camps

June 3 @ 9:00 am - June 14 @ 11:30 am

Camp Curtain Call for ages 5-8. Open to children of all skill and experience levels. Camp Curtain Call will give students an understanding of performance concepts and introduce them to the skills needed to create a stage production over ten days: voice, improvisation, dance/movement, character development, stage craft, writing, and music. Members and Alumni of Louisa County High School’s Advanced Theatre classes will serve as coaches, teachers, and mentors. Scholarships available!

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$150

Summer Youth Arts Camps

June 3 @ 12:30 pm - June 14 @ 3:00 pm

Camp Curtain Call for ages 9-13. This camp is open to children of all skill and experience levels. Camp Curtain Call will give students an understanding of performance concepts and introduce them to the skills needed to create a stage production over ten days: voice, improvisation, dance/movement, character development, stage craft, writing, and music. Members and alumni of Louisa County High School’s Advanced Theatre classes will serve as coaches, teachers, and mentors. Scholarships available!

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$135

Summer Youth Arts Camps

June 17 @ 9:00 am - June 21 @ 3:00 pm

Camp Imagination, directed by Rodrick Rhodes. Grades 2-6. Working with the theme “Up-Cycle, Re-Cycle,” Camp Imagination will allow students to explore color, contour, and contrast. Students will present and talk about their artwork at the final show in the Purcell Gallery on the last day of camp. Sign up early – this camp fills up quickly! The fee includes art supplies.

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