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January 2019

$240

Weekly Studio Art Class

January 19 @ 1:30 pm - December 31 @ 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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February 2019

$10

Monument Avenue: General Demotion/General Devotion

February 14 @ 10:00 am - December 1 @ 5:00 pm

Following Monumental: Richmond’s Monuments (1607-2018), the Valentine is hosting Monument Avenue: General Demotion/General Devotion. The Storefront for Community Design and the mObstudiO at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts invited teams of planners, architects, designers, artists and individuals to participate in a national design competition to conceptually re-imagine Monument Avenue and contribute to the ongoing dialogue about race, memory, the urban landscape and public art. The finalists are featured in this one-of-a-kind exhibition at the Valentine. Visit www.monumentavenuegdgd.com for…

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March 2019

$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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April 2019

$10

Developing Richmond: Photographs from the Cook Studio

April 24 @ 10:00 am - November 10 @ 5:00 pm

When photographer George S. Cook relocated with his family to Richmond in 1880, he arrived in a city caught between the old and the new: Richmond bustled with post-Civil War construction and economic enterprise even while it held onto the antebellum social and political order. Acquired by the Valentine Museum in 1954, the Cook Studio’s more than 10,000 negatives and prints visually document Richmond at the turn of the 20th century. Experience imagery taken by George and his son Huestis…

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June 2019

Free

Cosmologies from the Tree of Life: Art from the African American South

June 8 - November 17

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents recent acquisitions from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation in Cosmologies from the Tree of Life: Art from the African American South, on view in the Evans Court Exhibition Galleries. The exhibition features sculpture, quilting, painting, and works on paper, rooted in African aesthetic legacies, familial tradition, and communal ethos. Previously marginalized as “folk or self-taught” art, these artists now take their rightful place as important contributors to the canon of American Modernism.

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$8 – $13

NATURE CONNECTS®: ART WITH LEGO® BRICKS

June 28 - September 22

A giant praying mantis made with 42,164 LEGO pieces; a pristine lily created with rare pink LEGO pieces; a sculpture of a snake and a mouse exploring relationships between pray and predator: these are just a few of the sculptures on display at  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden June 28 – September 22, 2019, as part of Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks. Created with half-a-million LEGO bricks, the award-winning exhibit by New York artist Sean Kenney will feature 24 sculptures in 13 displays…

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August 2019

Second Stage Performance of “Shrek the Musical”

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure that brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage! Join Shrek and his sidekick, Donkey, as they set off to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona from her tower guarded by the lovesick fire-breathing dragon. The family friendly musical mixes adventure, laughter and romance to prove there’s more to the story than meets the ears! Artistic Direction by…

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Free

Opening Reception for August/September Exhibitions

August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Richmond, VA – artspace is pleased to present five new gallery exhibitions, featuring artists Beverly Ryan, Bizhan Khodabandeh, Cindy Mehr, Mitzi Humphrey, and a group exhibition of work by artspace Artist Members. Exhibition dates are August 23 – September 22, 2019. An Opening Reception for the Artists will take place on Friday, August 23, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. This event will be Free and Open to the Public. A closing talk by the artists will take place on Sunday, September 22,…

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$45

Driving the Future to Virginia’s Past

August 24 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Electric vehicle owners are invited to take a road trip with Drive Electric RVA on Saturday, August 24 to James Madison’s Montpelier in Orange County. This is a great opportunity if you’re looking for an excuse to take your EV on a scenic weekend ride. After lunch, participants will get their own one-hour group tour of Madison’s retreat and learn more about the personal and professional life of America’s fourth President. We’ll conclude the day with a raffle for a…

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Free

August/September Exhibitions

August 24 @ 12:00 pm - September 22 @ 4:00 pm

Richmond, VA – artspace is pleased to present five new gallery exhibitions, featuring artists Beverly Ryan, Bizhan Khodabandeh, Cindy Mehr, Mitzi Humphrey, and a group exhibition of work by artspace Artist Members. Exhibition dates are August 23 – September 22, 2019. An Opening Reception for the Artists will take place on Friday, August 23, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. This event will be Free and Open to the Public. A closing talk by the artists will take place on Sunday, September 22,…

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$20

Good Shot Judy

August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Swing the night away with Good Shot Judy. A musical event for all ages. BYOB (no coolers). Setups and snacks offered. Net proceeds benefit Acca Shrine Center.

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Second Stage Performance of “Shrek the Musical”

August 24 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure that brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage! Join Shrek and his sidekick, Donkey, as they set off to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona from her tower guarded by the lovesick fire-breathing dragon. The family friendly musical mixes adventure, laughter and romance to prove there’s more to the story than meets the ears! Artistic Direction by…

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Second Stage Performance of “Shrek the Musical”

August 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure that brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage! Join Shrek and his sidekick, Donkey, as they set off to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona from her tower guarded by the lovesick fire-breathing dragon. The family friendly musical mixes adventure, laughter and romance to prove there’s more to the story than meets the ears! Artistic Direction by…

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$10

One Night Stand

August 25 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This event is hosted for the perfect Sunday afternoon shopping spree! We’re bringing together renowned artists and DIY enthusiast from RVA to wow you with their unique designs and artwork. It’s an event where creativity and passion comes together for a purpose! You will have plenty of time to find that perfect converation piece for your home or office and support our nonprofit at the same time! While the main focus is on creative nightstands, there will be so much…

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Second Stage Performance of “Shrek the Musical”

August 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure that brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage! Join Shrek and his sidekick, Donkey, as they set off to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona from her tower guarded by the lovesick fire-breathing dragon. The family friendly musical mixes adventure, laughter and romance to prove there’s more to the story than meets the ears! Artistic Direction by…

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Second Stage Performance of “Shrek the Musical”

August 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure that brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage! Join Shrek and his sidekick, Donkey, as they set off to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona from her tower guarded by the lovesick fire-breathing dragon. The family friendly musical mixes adventure, laughter and romance to prove there’s more to the story than meets the ears! Artistic Direction by…

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September 2019

Second Stage Performance of “Shrek the Musical”

September 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure that brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage! Join Shrek and his sidekick, Donkey, as they set off to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona from her tower guarded by the lovesick fire-breathing dragon. The family friendly musical mixes adventure, laughter and romance to prove there’s more to the story than meets the ears! Artistic Direction by…

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$20 – $45

Passing Strange

September 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

This innovative new musical exploded on Broadway in 2008 winning a Drama Desk Award, a New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, two Obies, 7 Tony nominations, and received the Tony for Best Book of a Musical. PASSING STRANGE is like no other musical you’ve ever experienced. The New York Times said it “defies generic categories.” Part rock and roll biography, part coming-of-age-story replete with youthful angst and discovery, part traditional book musical “bursting at the seams with melodic songs,” part…

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$20 – $45

Passing Strange

September 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

This innovative new musical exploded on Broadway in 2008 winning a Drama Desk Award, a New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, two Obies, 7 Tony nominations, and received the Tony for Best Book of a Musical. PASSING STRANGE is like no other musical you’ve ever experienced. The New York Times said it “defies generic categories.” Part rock and roll biography, part coming-of-age-story replete with youthful angst and discovery, part traditional book musical “bursting at the seams with melodic songs,” part…

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$27 – $42

10th Anniversary Celebration

September 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

On September 6, 2019 at 7:30 PM, RPAA will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the opening of Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts (which opened as Richmond CenterStage in 2009). In honor of this milestone, Virginia Repertory Theatre’s Artistic Director, Nathaniel Shaw, will bring together our resident companies – City Dance Theatre, Elegba Folklore Society, Latin Ballet of Virginia, Quill Theatre, Richmond Ballet, Richmond Symphony, SPARC, Virginia Opera and Virginia Repertory Theatre for a collaborative performance to celebrate the…

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$20 – $45

Passing Strange

September 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

This innovative new musical exploded on Broadway in 2008 winning a Drama Desk Award, a New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, two Obies, 7 Tony nominations, and received the Tony for Best Book of a Musical. PASSING STRANGE is like no other musical you’ve ever experienced. The New York Times said it “defies generic categories.” Part rock and roll biography, part coming-of-age-story replete with youthful angst and discovery, part traditional book musical “bursting at the seams with melodic songs,” part…

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$20 – $45

Passing Strange

September 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

This innovative new musical exploded on Broadway in 2008 winning a Drama Desk Award, a New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, two Obies, 7 Tony nominations, and received the Tony for Best Book of a Musical. PASSING STRANGE is like no other musical you’ve ever experienced. The New York Times said it “defies generic categories.” Part rock and roll biography, part coming-of-age-story replete with youthful angst and discovery, part traditional book musical “bursting at the seams with melodic songs,” part…

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$10 – $15

An Evening with Chance Fischer and Friends

September 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Chance Fischer has quickly garnered a following through his energetic live performances and clever lyricism. His music is pensive and speaks to the duality of man in a journey through life, fusing elements of classic east coast lyricism with drum and bass, soul, electronica, and southern trap. Fischer’s technique hasn’t gone unnoticed by rap’s frontline tastemakers. Chance has been featured on websites and publications including Pigeons & Planes, The Smoking Section, RVAMag, Style Weekly,…

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$20 – $45

Passing Strange

September 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

This innovative new musical exploded on Broadway in 2008 winning a Drama Desk Award, a New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, two Obies, 7 Tony nominations, and received the Tony for Best Book of a Musical. PASSING STRANGE is like no other musical you’ve ever experienced. The New York Times said it “defies generic categories.” Part rock and roll biography, part coming-of-age-story replete with youthful angst and discovery, part traditional book musical “bursting at the seams with melodic songs,” part…

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$10.00

Elders Dance Class

September 14 @ 2:00 pm - December 14 @ 3:00 pm

We want to pay homage and reverance to the requests that we have been getting from the elders to hold a dance class which will give a space to reflect the wise and mature energy of lessons, song, and dance. Enter at security gate by the ramp close to 7th street. Classes will be held on the 3rd floor, in room 3140N. Classes are every 3nd and 4th Saturday

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$20 – $45

Passing Strange

September 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

This innovative new musical exploded on Broadway in 2008 winning a Drama Desk Award, a New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, two Obies, 7 Tony nominations, and received the Tony for Best Book of a Musical. PASSING STRANGE is like no other musical you’ve ever experienced. The New York Times said it “defies generic categories.” Part rock and roll biography, part coming-of-age-story replete with youthful angst and discovery, part traditional book musical “bursting at the seams with melodic songs,” part…

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$20 – $45

Passing Strange

September 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

This innovative new musical exploded on Broadway in 2008 winning a Drama Desk Award, a New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, two Obies, 7 Tony nominations, and received the Tony for Best Book of a Musical. PASSING STRANGE is like no other musical you’ve ever experienced. The New York Times said it “defies generic categories.” Part rock and roll biography, part coming-of-age-story replete with youthful angst and discovery, part traditional book musical “bursting at the seams with melodic songs,” part…

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$25 – $40

Warm: A Pop/Rock Opera

September 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Be in the audience for this historic moment when we introduce Richmond audiences to JC Gonzalez’s new pop/rock opera WARM. Join us for this incredible new musical about three teenage runaways searching for home and finding it in each other on the streets of Los Angeles. Gonzalez’s high octane score includes one hit song after another that are sure to grab your heart and soul and get you on your feet cheering. Composer/librettist JC Gonzalez was born in New York…

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$5

Friends and Family Day : Traditional Classes

September 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

3rd Saturday is Friends and Family Day With Culture4MyKids. Every 3rd Saturday, we are doing something collective to celebrate arts, culture, and education. We are kicking this Family and Friends day celebration off with a dance class taught by our Sister Olaniyi Ibiyinka. More details to come. Stay tuned for our traditional class schedule for the remainder of this year. Donation price: $5.

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$20 – $45

Passing Strange

September 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

This innovative new musical exploded on Broadway in 2008 winning a Drama Desk Award, a New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, two Obies, 7 Tony nominations, and received the Tony for Best Book of a Musical. PASSING STRANGE is like no other musical you’ve ever experienced. The New York Times said it “defies generic categories.” Part rock and roll biography, part coming-of-age-story replete with youthful angst and discovery, part traditional book musical “bursting at the seams with melodic songs,” part…

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