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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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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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September 2019

$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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$45 – $75

Open University (Lifelong Learning)

September 23 @ 9:45 am - November 11 @ 1:20 pm

Lifelong Learning, through The Shepherd’s Center’s Open University (OU), offers opportunities for intellectual challenge and social interaction. Three 8-week terms a year in the fall, winter, and spring, feature well-qualified instructors in foreign languages, literature, history, political science, art, music, philosophy, Feldenkrais and yoga. Our instructors include both active and retired professors from area universities, as well as local professionals and celebrities. OU is one of the best bargains for quality lifelong learning in the area. The $40 member rate…

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$45 – $75

Open University (Lifelong Learning)

September 26 @ 9:45 am - November 14 @ 2:25 pm

Lifelong Learning, through The Shepherd’s Center’s Open University (OU), offers opportunities for intellectual challenge and social interaction. Eight-week terms in the fall, winter, and spring feature well-qualified instructors in foreign languages, literature, history, political science, art, music, philosophy, Feldenkrais and yoga. Many of our instructors are retired from area colleges and universities. OU is one of the best bargains for quality lifelong learning in the area. The $40 member rate covers all 8 weeks of classes. Membership is only $25…

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Free

September/October Exhibitions

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - October 20 @ 4:00 pm

Richmond, VA – artspace will open five new gallery exhibitions, featuring a mixed media installation of large scale work by Baltimore artist Kim Rice, abstract oil paintings by Virginia artist Kathleen Craig, a painting and installation collection by Baltimore artist Giulia Piera Livi, 1,461 oil pastel on paper drawings by St. Louis artist Martin Brief, and a group exhibition of work by artspace Artist Members, entitled Decisions, Decisions. Exhibition dates are September 27 – October 20, 2019. A closing talk…

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October 2019

$25

Broken Bone Bathtub

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - October 20 @ 7:00 pm

Beginning its global journey in Tokyo in 2015, BROKEN BONE BATHTUB is an immersive theatre project taking place inside a bathtub, in an actual home. After a serious bike accident, a young woman musters up the courage to ask for help, and shares her story, exploring themes of trauma, suffering, human generosity, vulnerability, and connection. The audience takes on the role of Siobhan’s close friends; not only in listening but sharing in their experiences, and assisting the cast-clad artist in…

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Free

A Culture to Care: The History of Filipino Nurses in Virginia

October 17 @ 9:00 am - December 14 @ 5:00 pm

In conjunction with our exhibition New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond, which examines the state’s increasing diversity, the Library hosts this exhibition from the University of Virginia’s Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry. Ren Capucao, a PhD nursing student at the UVA, wondered why so many Filipinos were nurses. Based on his dissertation research with support from Virginia Humanities, the Philippine Nurses Association of Virginia, and the Bjoring Center, A Culture to Care tells the fascinating intertwined histories of the Philippines…

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$8

Art Meets Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Library of Virginia and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts present the Art in Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award. This year’s recipient is author Mary Gabriel for “Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler – Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art.” Join us for a presentation exploring the relationship between literature and the visual arts. A book signing and reception will follow the program. For tickets or…

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$20 – $45

Passing Strange

October 18 @ 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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Free

Try outs for West African Dance Company

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ezibu Muntu, a 46-year old West African Dance Company invites everyone from age 4 to 65 to try out to be a dancer or drummer with our Company. No previous dance experience necessary, we will train you. Come and learn your heritage and culture through the exciting world of dance and drum.

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$15 – $20

Ascend and Lead: Women’s Empowerment Forum

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Stories can inspire, validate, and empower. Hear the personal and professional stories of leaders from art, education, politics, business, and more in this thought-provoking and inspiring forum. The powerhouse lineup of speakers includes Karla Redditte of NBC12, Kristen Cavallo of The Martin Agency, Ting Xu of Evergreen Enterprises, Chief Lynette Allston of Virginia’s Nottoway tribe, and many others. An array of voices and perspectives address topics such as “The Struggle is Real,” “Challenging Stereotypes, Setting a New Standard,” and “Stories…

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$7 – $14

The Selfish Giant

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A classic tale by Oscar Wilde about a very selfish giant who builds a very big wall. This tale is told by two Depression-era travelers who, through storytelling and puppetry, perform the whole show out of two suitcases. For families and children 4 and up! **Disclaimer: This tale was written over 100 years ago. Any resemblance to actual events is purely coincidental

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$20 – $25

Bubba Johnson Presents THE GOSPEL ROAD

October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Come join us for a journey through the history of gospel music! Through this evening of performance and narrative, Bubba and his company will guide you through a vibrant musical experience. You will hear Bubba’s own original music alongside songs by Thomas A. Dorsey, The Gospel Caravans, Rev. James Cleveland, Willie Mae Ford, Rev. Shirley Caesar, The Hawkins Singer, and The Clarke Sisters.

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$13

GOBLINS AND GOURDS

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Fun for the whole family! Goblins and Gourds is a harvest celebration featuring live music from the Sweet Potatoes and Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra, pumpkin-painting and good green fun in the Children’s Garden. Harvest celebration with live music, pumpkin painting, storytelling and good green fun in the Children’s Garden. We have over 500 pumpkins — kids can choose one, paint it, and take it home (while supplies last). New this year: We’ll be serving mid-morning bites, coffee and lunch! Join…

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Free

Closing Artist Talks for September/October Exhibitions

October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Richmond, VA – artspace presents closing gallery talks for the September/October exhibitions, featuring a mixed media installation of large scale work by Baltimore artist Kim Rice, abstract oil paintings by Virginia artist Kathleen Craig, a painting and installation collection by Baltimore artist Giulia Piera Livi, 1,461 oil pastel on paper drawings by St. Louis artist Martin Brief, and a group exhibition of work by artspace Artist Members, entitled Decisions, Decisions. Exhibition dates are September 27 – October 20, 2019. The…

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$15 – $25

Cryptease 2: A Burlesque Tribute to Cryptozoology

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Is Bigfoot real? Did the Loch Ness monster make tights out of all those fishnets? We invite you to CRYPTEASE 2, where all of your nightmares about the monsters lurking in mysterious places come true in the sexiest way possible. We are the things that go bump and grind in the night. Featuring: Selene Noire Catleesi JoRie Tigerlily Zsa Zsa Amour Salem Sirene Gordita Maricona Scarlet Starlet Sally Stardust Murphy Lawless Hosted By: Ego Von Hubris For audiences 18 and…

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Free

Art of Recovery

October 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Art of Recovery is a collaborative, community event showcasing the creative expression of individuals in recovery and individuals impacted by substance use and mental health. This event is FREE and OPEN to the Community! LIVE MUSIC by Justin Golden!

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$10 – $15

The Whiskey Rebellion: A Tribute to Robert Hunter & The Grateful Dead

October 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Richmond’s own THE WHISKEY REBELLION performs an evening of music beginning with a tribute to The Grateful Dead in honor of Grateful Dead Lyricist, Robert Hunter’s passing. They will close out with their own blend of high-energy acoustic music featuring skillful picking and expert three-part harmonies.

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$13

OKTOBERFEST

October 26 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate fall, nature’s grand finale, with OktoberFest at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden — a day filled with live music by the Bellevue Rhythmaires, games and prizes, all included in Garden admission. Food and drink are available for purchase. OKTOBERFEST DETAILS Local food will be available for purchase as well as beer from Center of the Universe Brewing. Festivities will be held in the gardens adjacent to historic Bloemendaal House, rain or shine. Presented by Meriwether Godsey, the Garden’s caterer. This…

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Free

Transcribe-a-thon

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join other volunteers to transcribe handwritten pages by reading written text and typing it into digital form. Participate in enhancing access to collections of more than 400 years of Virginia history and culture. Twelve computer stations will be available. If you have your own laptop, please bring it! Transcribe-a-thons are facilitated by the volunteer organization HandsOn Greater Richmond. Minimum age is 16 (12 with an adult).

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$15 – $20

The War of the Worlds: A Firehouse Radio Players Production

October 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Firehouse Radio Players are back and we are excited to once again present the infamous radio drama The War of The Worlds*! The legendary show staged in 1938 by Orson Welles and The Mercury Theater On The Air will be performed live onstage on the 81st anniversary of the original broadcast at Firehouse Theatre! Join our cast of voice actors and sound effects artists as they recreate one of the most famous radio plays of all time – just…

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November 2019

Better Housing Coalition’s Gingerbread House Challenge

November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm

If you’re a fan of festive craft beer, delightful desserts turned into architectural masterpieces and a jolly good time, ‘yule’ love this event! The third annual Gingerbread House Challenge will be held on Sunday, Nov. 3 at Hardywood Richmond and will again bring together local businesses, nonprofits, students, artists, and neighbors to display artistry and camaraderie by building a gingerbread structure centered around our 2019 theme: “Holiday Songs.” This family friendly event is free to attend, and donations are accepted…

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$15 – $35

Lombardi

November 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

LOMBARDI is a play about obsession, perfection, and winning — which were the defining characteristics of famed Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi. Considered by many to be the greatest coach in the history of the game, Lombardi’s impact on football and our culture is memorialized in many ways. The Super Bowl Trophy itself was named in his honor. His love of the game and single-minded pursuit of excellence generated loyalty and fear among those in his orbit including his…

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$15 – $35

Lombardi

November 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

LOMBARDI is a play about obsession, perfection, and winning — which were the defining characteristics of famed Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi. Considered by many to be the greatest coach in the history of the game, Lombardi’s impact on football and our culture is memorialized in many ways. The Super Bowl Trophy itself was named in his honor. His love of the game and single-minded pursuit of excellence generated loyalty and fear among those in his orbit including his…

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Free

Christmas Makers Market

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Christmas Market hosts local artisans and creators and is presented by the Covenant Woods’ Holmes Community Service Fund (Holmes Fund) with the mission of serving seniors in the greater Richmond community. In our past fiscal year seniors benefited from free transportation to medical appointments and the grocery store; as well as cultural programs and art classes. In lieu of a table fee Vendors are asked to donate 20% of their sales to The Holmes Fund.

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$15 – $35

Lombardi

November 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

LOMBARDI is a play about obsession, perfection, and winning — which were the defining characteristics of famed Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi. Considered by many to be the greatest coach in the history of the game, Lombardi’s impact on football and our culture is memorialized in many ways. The Super Bowl Trophy itself was named in his honor. His love of the game and single-minded pursuit of excellence generated loyalty and fear among those in his orbit including his…

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$15 – $35

Lombardi

November 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

LOMBARDI is a play about obsession, perfection, and winning — which were the defining characteristics of famed Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi. Considered by many to be the greatest coach in the history of the game, Lombardi’s impact on football and our culture is memorialized in many ways. The Super Bowl Trophy itself was named in his honor. His love of the game and single-minded pursuit of excellence generated loyalty and fear among those in his orbit including his…

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