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Edward Hopper and the American Hotel

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 200 N Boulevard, Richmond

Check in to Edward Hopper’s hotels, motels, tourist homes, and boarding houses in this first investigation of the celebrated artist’s images of hospitality settings. Culturally probing and formally beguiling, the selected paintings and works on paper explore America’s hotel consciousness…

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#BallotBattle: The Social Struggle for Suffrage

The Valentine 1015 East Clay Street, Richmond

To highlight the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, #BallotBattle: Richmond’s Social Struggle for Suffrage uses modern social media platforms to profile five Richmond viewpoints and the racial and generational tensions that each exposed.

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The Paradox of Liberty: Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello Exhibition

Black History Museum of Virginia 122 W. Leigh Street, Richmond

Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence, yet he owned 607 people over the course of his lifetime. Where most exhibitions speak from Jefferson’s viewpoint, this one gives voice to the many enslaved families who built and maintained Monticello.

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Half-Price Admission Days

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond

All Garden visitors enjoy half-price admission.

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Daddy Long Legs

Swift Creek Mill Theatre 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway, Colonial Heights

Based on the classic novel, tells the rags-to-riches tale of newfound love.

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse at Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts 600 E Grace St #400, Richmond

This play imagines the lives of two minor characters from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. As the story unfolds, they voice their confusion about the play that’s being performed without them, untangling bigger questions about life and death, reality and…

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Harriet Tubman

Virginia Rep's Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn 1601 W. Broad St, Richmond

This stirring drama with music shares in the joys, sorrows, and challenges Harriet Tubman faced while courageously freeing herself and hundreds of others from the bonds of slavery. As Harriet and her friend, Sarah Bradford, narrate her adventurous life, we…

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Giant Insects

Science Museum of Virginia 2500 W Broad St, Richmond

See insects up close and personal like never before. This touring exhibition features six gigantic, robotic insects ranging from 40 to 120 times larger than life size. Guests will explore entomology as they operate animatronic heads to learn how certain…

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Working Together: Louis Draper and the Kamoinge Workshop

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 200 N Boulevard, Richmond

Inspired by the archive of Richmond native Louis Draper, VMFA has organized an unprecedented exhibition that chronicles the first twenty years of the Kamoinge Workshop, a group of African American photographers he helped to found in 1963.

Free

August Wilson’s Fences

Virginia Rep’s November Theatre 114 West Broad Street, Richmond

This drama tells the story of Troy Maxson, a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Once a star in the Negro leagues, Troy’s dream of playing in the majors was denied due to the color of his skin. Years later, Troy’s…

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The Cake

Richmond Triangle Players 1300 Altamont, Richmond

Della makes cakes, not judgment calls – those she leaves to her husband, Tim. But when the girl she helped raise comes back home to North Carolina to get married, and the fiancé is actually a fiancée, Della’s life gets…

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Richmond Ballet’s Swan Lake

Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts 600 E Grace Street, Richmond

Regarded by many as the pinnacle of classical ballet, performed with the Richmond Symphony.

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The 39 Steps

Hanover Tavern 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road, Hanover

Mixes a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, and adds a dash of Monty Python, to create a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre. This play is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters…

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Rock & Roll Jubilee Sweetheart Soiree

The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen 2880 Mountain Rd, Glen Allen

A musical journey with all your favorite songs from the Titans of Teen Town: Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, The Everly Brothers, and Ricky Nelson. The Jubilee also includes 1950’s period advertisements, skits, and lots of laughs.

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Unsung Heroes

Swift Creek Mill Theatre 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway, Colonial Heights

What does it mean to be a hero? One life at a time, step by step, history unveils new stories. Come with us as we explore the achievements of some of the African-American individuals you may have never heard about…

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Ongoing

Rock and Roll Jubilee Sweetheart Soiree

The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen 2880 Mountain Rd, Glen Allen

Spend Valentine’s Day weekend with RVA favorites Craig Evans, Brad Tucker, Brian Sulser, George Garrett, Jim Wark, and BJ Kocen as they take you on a musical journey with all your favorite songs from the Titans of Teen Town: Elvis…

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Love & Business

Fairfield Library 1001 N. Laburnum Ave, Henrico

Being in business in one thing. Being in business with your significant is an entirely different thing. In order to be successful you have to create 2 different relationships with the same person. This special event shows you how protect…

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Great Backyard Bird Count

Maymont, Children's Farm Spottswood Road and Shirley Lane, Richmond

Explore the grounds on a fun and informative bird watching walk for the annual Great Backyard Bird Count. Look for native species, enjoy the sights and sounds of nature, and collect valuable information about winter feathered residents for the national…

Free

Let Me Call You Sweetheart Musical Playdate

Melody Magic Music Studio 3041 Lauderdale Drive, Henrico

Dance to "Love somebody", play instruments to "I Love My Family" and enjoy more love-themed activities. For ages 0 to 5 years, with a parent.

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Fess Up February

St. John's Church 2401 E. Broad Street, Richmond

Have you NEVER been to Richmond's first church, first cemetery, and the location of Patrick Henry's famous "Give me Liberty or Give me Death!" speech? Then this is your lucky day, free tours to RVA area residents.

Free

Stories at the Museum

Virginia Museum of History and Culture 428 North Boulevard, Richmond

Special educator-led readings of children's history books, accompanied by make-and-take craft activities. They're open to all ages and included with museum suggested admission. This reading will be Milo's Museum by Zetta Elliott in honor of Black History Month.

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Let’s Build Jellybean Structures

Ashland Library 201 S. Railroad Ave., Ashland

Do you like to design, create, and build with jellybeans? This is the program for you. Supplies and snacks provided by the Friends of the Ashland Library.

Free

Children’s Story Time

Redemption Books 3008 Stonypoint Road, Richmond

Kids get an engaging stories, coloring and activity sheets, plus a snack (with parent permission), all while you sip coffee and shop in peace. Great for kids 2 and up.

Free

2nd Annual River City Spirits Festival

Stony Point Fashion Park 9200 Stony Point Parkway, Richmond

A day of 60+ Virginia Craft Spirits, local Breweries and Cideries, Wineries, and a meadery. Plus, live music, great food, vendors, and more. This event will be indoor/outdoor and is a rain or shine event, no refunds will be given.…

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Go-go Yoga

Chester Library

Ages 3 to 6 learn basic yoga positions with the help of their parents while enjoying our collection of yoga books for kids. Registration begins February 1.

Free

Calabash for Kids

LaPrade Library

Be enlightened and entertained with cultural stories in the beautiful West African tradition. Share in the experience of song and dance. For all ages.

Free

Petersburg Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen Lecture

Libbie Mill Library 2100 Libbie Lake East St., Henrico

Fighting prejudice at home and the Nazis in the skies of North Africa, the Mediterranean and Europe, this group of African American pilots and servicemen shattered stereotypes and paved the way for the future of an integrated United States Military.…

Free

A Tribute to the Ladies of Motown

Henrico Theatre 305 E. Nine Mile Road, Henrico

This tribute to the great women of the Motown age features songs by the Supremes, Diana Ross, Gladys Knight, and more.

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VMFA After Hours: VMFA is for Lovers

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 200 N Boulevard, Richmond

Explore your love for travel and art. Your ticket includes admission to Edward Hopper and the American Hotel and two dance parties, featuring music by DJ Lonnie B on the spin and the Legacy Band performing live, hosted by Kelli Lemon.

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Cabin Fever, 1708 Gallery’s Annual Art Auction

1708 Gallery 319 West Broad Street, Richmond

The annual art auction provides significant support for 1708's exhibitions and programs. Join the party and bid on artwork by the region's best emerging and established artists.

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