Did you know that in the Richmond region, the local nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $360.1 million in total economic activity - supporting 10,702 full-time equivalent jobs and generating $31.6 million in local and state government revenues? Join
CultureWorks and the
Capital Regional Collaborative to hear more next week.
The Arts Mean Big Business Breakfast
Sept. 21, 2017
8:30 - 10:30 am Reynolds Community College - Conference Center Gallery Workforce & Development Conference Center 1651 East Parham Road, Richmond,VA 23228 Breakfast provided. Space is limited.
Milk River Arts invites you to experience 23 pieces of work in our new studio on 23rd street! Come see the show and sift through our artists' portfolios, all artwork will be available for purchase! We look forward to celebrating with you! Learn More
Wednesday, Sep 20 5pm - 8:30pm
Thursday, Sep 21 Noon - 8pm
Friday, Sep 22 Noon - 8pm
A visual feast for the eyes, this is not your grandma's church-basement craft show! Sponsored by the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Richmond, located at 1000 Blanton Avenue, Richmond VA 23221, Gallery at First UU is one of Richmond's longest running juried fine arts and crafts exhibition and sale. The show features an eclectic mix of oil paintings, watercolors, lithographs, fiber art, lamps, photographs, prints, pottery, sculpture, furniture, jewelry, stained glass, paper, wood, wearable art, weaving from 175 local and regional artists!
Friday, September 22nd Art Openings
September 2017 Gallery Exhibitions
artspace is pleased to present five new gallery shows, featuring aluminum and polyfiber sculptures by Susan Ferrari Rowley, paintings by Tommy White, paintings and found objects by Carol Anna Meese, small mixed media collages by Melanie Kluender, and a group show of various medias by local artists.
Exhibition dates are September 22 through October 22, 2017.
An Opening Reception for the Artists will take place on Fourth Friday, September 22, 2017, from 7:00-10:00 pm and will be Free and Open to the Public.
A closing artist talk will take place Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 2:00pm. This event will also be Free and Open to the Public.
Gallery exhibition will present Line, Space, and Presence,
aluminum and polyfiber sculptures by Susan Ferrari Rowley.
Gallery will feature Night Garden
, paintings by Tommy White
In the Helena Davis Gallery, Origins, paintings and found objects by Carol Anna Meese.
In smallspace Gallery, Melanie Kluender will present Show and Tell, small mixed media collages.
The Suzanne Foley Gallery will feature Local Color - Palettes and Places, works by various local artists.
VIP Meet & Eat
September 22nd, 6-7:30 pm
th Friday, before the reception at Art Works, give yourself some VIP treatment and preview the exhibit, meet some of the exhibiting artists, enjoy some champagne and wine with us. Then gather at Plant Zero Café for more libations and appetizers (or a specialty sandwich). It's VIP Meet & Eat.
Cost: $34 for a couple or $22 for an individual.
Time: 6:00 pm (Meet at Art Works main gallery and have some champagne or wine, meet the artists)
It's chaos! Richmond artist, Paul Germain presents Order / Disorder at Art Works. His Rothko-like paintings are a view of nature based on the Chaos Theory-the balance between order and disorder, both micro and macro.
Asiya Al-Sharabi brings Queen of Sheba to the gallery. Yemen is a challenging place for women to excel in their career. Asiya's subject matter documents women who socially are not allowed to show their faces in photographs.
Other solo shows opening in September are by artists: Terry Smith, Robin Alicia Coaker and Christine Stoddard.
Essence of the Soul by Terry Lynn Smith
Queen of Sheba by Asiya Al-Sharabi
Earth, Wind, and Redeemer by
Robin Alicia Coaker
Yo Soy Mujer by Christine Stoddard
The monthly, juried All Media Show enters its fifteenth season as Art Works celebrates another year of bringing art to the community. Join us on September 22nd, 7-10 p.m. for the opening reception and meet the artists. The exhibits continue through October 22, 2017. This event is free and open to the public. Parking is also free for the reception.
7:30pm Start your Modern Richmond Week with a tour and discussion of the building designed by world-renowned architect Philip Johnson. Originally built to house WRVA radio, it is now home to ChildSavers, a Richmond nonprofit child services agency.
As part of Modern Richmond Week, Modern Richmond is partnering with the Richmond Development Community (RDC) on a tour of the recently renovated HandCraft Company building in Scott's Addition. Originally the Binswanger Glass Company factory, the building is a good example of Moderne-style architecture in Richmond. Binswanger & Company was founded in Richmond in 1879 by Samuel J. Binswanger. The company began as a builders' and painters' supplier and also carried a large stock of window glass, of which they were the distributors for the largest manufacturer in the world (1893) called Chambers & McKee Glass Company. The factory was later sold to the HandCraft Company and was used as their corporate headquarters and storage facility.
VCU James Branch Cabell Library 901 Park Avenue As part of Modern Richmond Week, Modern Richmond is pleased to present a unique panel discussion on the new Institute for Contemporary Art building , its context within Richmond, and its place in the modern design legacy of Richmond.
Modern Richmond Week
Highland Hills Neighborhood Tour
Highland Hills Neighborhood
Art Style Design Hosted by Mobelux
Mobelux 1635 West Broad ST.
An Exhibition and Sale of 20th and 21st Century Modernist Art & Artifacts
Maurice Beane, Geraldine Duskin, Tron McLaughlin, and Bart Schultz
Sun., Sept. 24th 11 am - 4 pm 1:30 pm Presentation by (Mobelux / Maurice Beane) in the lobby Short film showings throughout the day in the theater
Explore Kombucha Homebrewing with Ninja Kombucha. Topics Covered: The Basic Recipe and Process Batch Brewing vs. Continual Brew Process Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them Flavoring and Bottling Your Kombucha Purpose: This class is intended to introduce beginners to brewing kombucha at home, and help current home-brewers improve their quality. Tickets availible through eventbrite or message us on FB or Instagram to reserve a spot and pay at the door. $35 tickets include SCOBY and starter culture, $15 ticket does not.
THE NATIONAL ARTS PROGRAM® RICHMOND
Opens Friday, September 8 through October 13, 2017
PINE CAMP ARTS AND COMMUNITY CENTER
4901 Old Brook Road, RVA
The National Arts Program Foundation in support and cooperation with the City of Richmond / Richmond Public Schools employees and immediate family give all artists, at all skill levels an opportunity to exhibit their work in a professional manner and to compete for cash prizes. The exhibit is judged by professional artists and visual art professionals in Amateur, Intermediate, Professional and Youth/Teen classifications.
The group exhibit features over 200 works of art submitted by 170 artists at Pine Camp Arts and Community Center, 4901 Old Brook Road, Richmond VA 23227. Free and open to the public, Mondays - Fridays, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. except Saturday Sept. 9 and Sept. 16, 2017. National Arts Program® Richmond Coordinators, Ann - Marie Williams and Shaunn Casselle. Office phone (804) 646-3677.
Everyone loves a Tent Sale! Join us to shop an assortment of drastically reduced books, holiday items, Christmas trees, props, fixtures and display items. All purchases are final sale and no further discounts apply.
The Tin Pan
Live Music & Events Venue
and more ...
Tickets Now Available - Regular box office hours are from 12PM-5PM, Monday-Saturday. Tickets may be purchased in person, over the phone. 804-447-8189, or online by clicking on Tickets.
Join us for musician social, featuring food and sight-reading on Sunday, September 24th, from 7pm to 9pm in downstairs Gather!
Musicians are welcome to bring family and friends; RSVP on Facebook and let us know if you are planning on bringing anyone so we can plan to provide enough food.
We will be having haystacks (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haystack_(food) for a full description and history of this fascinating dinner). We will provide the basics (chips, beans, cheese, salsa), so please plan to bring a topping to share and any beverages you would like.
We will provide stands, armless chairs, and some music; please bring any pieces that you would like to sight-read. Stay tuned for the theme for the sight-reading portion of the evening!
On the evening of the event, please enter from the back of the building; there will be signs to guide you. Learn More
September 19-24, 2017
Portrait of Billie (Butler/Holiday)
A poised and elegant duet that depicts the pathos of famed blues singer Billie Holiday. Butler's choreography brings her vividly to life in this portrayal of Billie's public glory along with her private demons, culminating when her lover joins her and their passion ignites and leads to forsakenness, dissatisfaction, and rejection.
Tarantella (Balanchine/ Gottschalk arr. Kay)
The nimble quickness of Tarantella provides a virtuosic showcase. With the profusion of steps and the quick changes of direction, this brief but explosive pas de deux typifies the ways in which Balanchine expanded the traditional vocabulary of classical dance.
World Premiere by Ma Cong
The Chinese-born choreographer returns to set his fourth Company-commissioned work for our Studio Theatre audiences after the recent overwhelming success of his Lift The Fallen.
Here are a few insider tidbits to build your excitement for our Studio One performances which run September 19th - 24th:
Dance legend Carmen de Lavallade spent a week with our Company dancers staging and sharing her knowledge of Portrait of Billie. Ms. de Lavallade originated the role of Billie Holiday with choreographer John Butler as her partner in 1959 and was recently announced as a 2017 Kennedy Center Honoree.
George Balanchine's Tarantella is based on a traditional Italian folk dance associated with the bite of the tarantula spider where victims seemingly were cured by frenzied dancing.
Ma Cong, the beloved choreographer of Studio One's world premiere Winter's Angels, is in the midst of his Broadway choreographic debut of M. Butterfly which opens October 7thin New York City!
We have limited ticket availability for many performances. Don't miss out on your chance to see three diverse and captivating ballets!
Dogtown Dance Theatre presents the second annual Dogtown Presenter's Series starting Friday, September 15, 2017, through Sunday, September 24, 2017.
The Presenter's Series is a two-week celebration during the Fall season, which highlights the independent artists and organizations rehearsing and teaching at Dogtown. For the 2017 Series, Kevin LaMarr Jones' African-Caribbean community dance collective, CLAVES UNIDOS, has been invited to exhibit six professionally-produced performances and master-level classes to the Richmond community at 109 W 15th St. in Manchester.
FREE Introduction to Capoeira Angola with Monte Jones
Saturday, September 23 at 10:30 AM - Noon
Join Meoleaeke (Monte) Jones for an interactive introduction to Capoeira Angola, the captivating, dance-based African Brazilian martial art form. Experience Capoeira first-hand and learn its history, basic movement patterns and connections to other African-rooted dances like and B-boying / breakdancing.
Join us for an 80's inspired Buti class! Wear your leotards, neon colors, tutus, leg warmers, whatever gets you in the spirit! Playlist will feature everything from Michael Jackson and Salt-N-Pepa to Blondie and Bon Jovi.
Buti Yoga is a fusion class featuring power yoga, tribal dance, and conditioning. We will open with a short introduction to Buti, spiral structure technique, and common yoga poses, followed by 75 minutes of Buti bliss. We will end with a free-for-all dance party and a few awesome giveaways!
Julia Gutiérrez-River, Nelson "Matthew" González and Nicholas "Nicky Cajadura" Laboy are master practitioners and educators of the oldest Afro-Puerto Rican music and dance form, bomba, characterized by the improvisational dialogue between a solo dancer and a lead drummer. These members of the renowned New York City-based Bomba and Plena band Los Pleneros de la 21 will offer a 2-day residency at The University of Richmond that will benefit students, faculty, and community members.
Theatre and Performing Arts
An adaptation of the comedy by Aristophanes - Tickets
Directed by James RicksSeptember 22nd - October 14th
Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse -
Dominion Arts Center
600 E. Grace Street, Richmond VA 23220
What's the only way to keep men from going to war? Withhold the one thing they care about more than killing the enemy - SEX. In our world premiere adaptation of this 2500 year old hilarious comedy, a young woman named Lysistrata convinces the women of Greece to go on a sex strike until a peace treaty is signed.
Find out which sex will be able to hold out until their needs are met! War Is Over! If you want it...
Internationally award-winning pianist Anna Nizhegorodtseva will play a recital of music including Beethoven's Sonata in E-flat Major, Opus 7; Brahms' Six Intermezzos Opus 118; and Ernesto Lecuona's Suite Andalucia.
Observe Anna Nizhegorodtseva coach student pianists from the Department of Music on Tuesday, September 19 at 4:30pm, Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music. Free and open to the public. Free
Baltimore-based magician David London returns to Firehouse after his sold-out performances in our previous two seasons with two different shows --
THE BOX on
Sunday September 24, 2017.
The International Brotherhood of Magicians will present
BANK NIGHT MAGIC on
Tuesday September 19, 2017 at 7:30pm
. Bank Night (also known as "Just Chance" and "The Lucky Magician") refers to a popular trick where four envelopes are shown to the audience and the magician places a $20 bill in one of them.
CATCH ME on
Thursday September 21, 7:30pm, Fri September 22, and Saturday September 23. Brain Curry will also present MAGIC AND MISCHIEF as a free family magic show onSaturday September 23.
RIVER CITY VAUDEVILLE'S
IT CAME FROM VAUDEVILLE: A SCI-FI VAUDEVILLE EXPERIENCE
on Sunday September 24.
Akeelah and the Bee
- NOV 5, 2017
Virginia Rep's Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn
Based on the screenplay by Doug Atchison
By Cheryl L. West
Akeelah is an 11-year-old spelling p-r-o-d-i-g-y who will stop at nothing to make her dreams come true. Based on the 2006 film starring Keke Palmer, the play follows the journey of Akeelah as she travels from the south side of Chicago to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes with intermission.
We're teaming up with Hardywood again this season to continue the popular, Thursday night Rush Hour concerts! Grab your favorite craft beer, hit the food trucks and enjoy a laid back concert in Hardywood's Tasting Room. Cover charge is $15 and seating is limited.
Recommended for ages 16 and up. Contains adult content.
"My dad and I grew up in the same small Pennsylvania town. And he was gay. And I was gay. And he killed himself. And I... became a lesbian cartoonist."
- Alison Bechdel from Fun Home
Years after her father's unexpected death, Alison comes to terms with memories of her unique childhood, growing up in the Bechdel Funeral Home. Moving between the past and present, she relives her struggles to connect with her father and her growing awareness of her own sexuality. This ground-breaking musical is funny, honest, and uplifting. Learn More
"Shakespeare in Love,"based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, adapted for the stage by Lee Hall.
Identities whirl and evolve in Churchill's period-hopping puzzle, with its first act in British colonial Africa in the Victorian era and the second in a London Park in 1979, that feels virtually like today ... even though between the acts only twenty-five years pass for the characters!
A smart, precise and delightfully showy comedy that twists gender and race, Cloud 9 has only grown fuller, meatier, sadder, funnier, sexier, and more provocative since its premiere almost 40 years ago.
featuring Matt Bloch, Larry Cook, Andrew Firda, Jessi Johnson, Jennie Meharg, Laine Satterfield and Caleb Wade
Opens Thursday Sept 28!
Low Priced Preview
Sept 27 at 8 pm;
All Tickets $18!
Runs Thurs-Sat Evenings at 8 pm through Oct 21
Oct 8 & 15 at 4 pm
Win a Pair of Prime Orchestra Seats
to the Hottest Show on Broadway!
Enter the "Hello Dolly!" Raffle Now!
Only 375 Raffle Tickets Will be Sold!
Raffle Ends Sunday October 1!
All proceeds benefit Richmond Triangle Players! Get Tickets
Bette Midler leaves the production on
January 14, and seating for the rest of the run is extremely limited -- unless you are extremely wealthy! Just $100 could win you two Prime Orchestra seats to the most celebrated Broadway show this season --
PLUS you will get a backstage meeting with star David Hyde Pierce
One Lucky Winner Will Receive:
-Two Prime Orchestra Seats to Hello Dolly!
Saturday, October 21 at 8:00 pm
-A post-show meet and greet with Dolly star
David Hyde Pierce
-A $250 Visa Card to help defray travel expenses
- A souvenir gift basket of Dolly memorabilia
TheatreLAB and Yes, And! Entertainment are proud to present THE LAST FIVE YEARS
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Direction by Chelsea Burke; Music Direction by John-Stuart Fauquet
Starring Richmond Theatre Critics Circle Award-winners Alexander Sapp and Christie Jackson
THE LAST FIVE YEARS will open for previews on September 22nd with a formal press opening on September 30th. This production is scheduled to run through October 14th. Low-priced tickets for preview performances on September 22nd
(tickets - $15) and Industry Night on Tuesday, October 10th
(tickets - $25) are available, along with regular priced tickets for all other performances are available for pre-sale purchase on TheatreLAB's website. For a full performance schedule, please visit TheatreLABrva.org.
Charles Hoffbauer: "Painter of Historical Murals"
Charles Hoffbauer: "Painter of Historical Murals" is a visual display detailing the process by which Charles Hoffbauer produced the
Memorial Military Murals and the three-year effort to restore them.
Virginia Beach: Thoroughgood House, Frances Land House, and Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum
Wednesday September 20th6-7pm Register Online Join us for a special back to school mixed media canvas painting! Incorporate your first day of school photo into this adorable school bus painting. Please bring a 4x6 picture of your first day of school to attached to your canvas.
Tickets Dinner and drinks (wine, beer, beverages) available for sale at the show from DeFazio's Catering.
Antique Melody Show is a nostalgic journey into early-American, post-parlor era music that layed the groundwork for speakeasy and lounge divas of the 1920's 30's and 40's, such as Annette Henshaw, Billie Holiday and Ruth Etting. AMS also touts a few original tunes reminiscent of the same genre. The band is anchored by the stirring, nostalgic vocals of Marilyn Brown, who brings more than 15 years of professional stage singing, most notably with Spectrum - a Richmond based big band, and The Continentals - a high powered swing band. You won't want to miss this special night of live music!
The Virginia War Memorialis the Commonwealth of Virginia's monument to honor the memory of Virginia's men and women who demonstrated a willingness to serve and fight to defend our way of life from World War II to the present; and through its Education Center, serves as the Center of Excellence for the Commonwealth in education of Virginian's experience of war from the birth of our nation to the present. In its educational mission, the Virginia War Memorial will project a variety of internal and outreach programs, artifacts, research materials, Virginians at War documentaries, exhibitions, seminars, and ceremonies will be used to inspire a living memorial to all citizens and citizen-warriors of the nation's commitment to freedom.
Honoring our Veterans, Preserving our History, Educating our Youth, and Inspiring Patriotism in All.
Virginia War Memorial Golf Classic
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 10:30am to 7:00pm
Spread the Word!!!
As part of our military art and veteran artist expo that we are hosting in October, we want to offer our grounds at the War Memorial for a Plein Air event the morning of Saturday, October 21, 2017.
Join RPAA on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. for a special four-course dinner paired with M. Chapoutier fine wines, hosted by Chef Dan Kelly and Brandon Hamlet at Tarrant's West.
Reserve your place at the table today!
A portion of each ticket for this exclusive wine dinner supports RPAA's artistic and educational programs. Tickets are limited, so don't miss this opportunity to support the arts and indulge in one of Richmond's most eclectic menues and fine wine selections! Reserve your place at the Table today!
Creative Master Class with Doug Varone
for Performance Artists and Performance Educators
(professional and pre-professional)
Monday, October 9, 4:30-6:00 pm Rhythm Hall, Dominion Arts Center, 600 East Grace Street. Richmond, VA (entrance through security/backstage off of 7th Ave. between Grace and Broad)
In this FREE interactive workshop lead by Doug Varone , participants will examine how to use time, focus, awareness, and identity as tools to explore the performance experience and build or enhance their current performance practice. Educators will gain creative tools for the studio, classroom, or rehearsal hall. Creative investigation will be the emphasis, with movement, creative devices, and performance skills being used to expand the scope of participants' artistry.
As an added bonus, participants will receive a special promo code, which can be redeemed for discounted tickets for Doug Varone and Dancers performance at the Modlin Center on Wednesday, October 11 at 7:30 pm. modlin.richmond.edu
FREE and open to pre-professional and professional dancers, performance, theater artists, and teachers of such. Space is limited, and you must register in advance to attend. Presented in collaboration with Modlin Center for the Arts and Richmond Performing Arts Alliance at the Dominion Arts Center.
Space is limited and based on a first come, first serve basis. However, there will be seats to observe available. No dance background experience needed.
". . . . what makes Doug and his dancers unique is their ability to engage individuals in the dance experience. Doug creates new ways of thinking about dance and its connection to our everyday lives. Doug also stages opera productions, so his work is interdisciplinary. A focal point of his workshops is moving participants through the creative process."
" Award-winning choreographer and director Doug Varone works in dance, theatre, opera, film, and fashion. He is a passionate educator and articulate advocate for dance. His work is known for its emotional range, kinetic breadth and the diversity of genres in which he works. His New York City-based Doug Varone and Dancers has been commissioned and presented to critical acclaim by leading international venues for three decades." http://www.dougvaroneanddancers.org/