Artsline - Resolutions got you down? RVA arts & culture will lift your spirits!
Artsline: Virtual Edition || January 10, 2022
“To promise not to do a thing is the surest way in the world to make a body want to go and do that very thing.” ~Mark Twain
New Year’s resolutions getting you down? One sure way to lift your spirits is to find your niche in RVA’s arts & culture scene! Want to learn more about your world? Start at home with this week’s celebration of History Day. Want to write the first great American novel? Connect with other writers at Writer’s Wednesday. How about theatre, paintings, music? This week has you covered! Check it out below!
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January 13-30, times vary
Virginia Rep Theatre Gym, 114 W Broad St, Richmond, 23220
Everybody’s time is up. But Everybody doesn’t want to greet Death alone, so Everybody seeks the company of their friends Stuff, Kinship, Friendship, Cousinship, and Love to make the trip bearable. Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ (Appropriate, Gloria) modern riff on the fifteenth-century morality play Everyman follows Everybody (chosen from amongst the cast by lottery at each performance) as they journey through life’s greatest mystery — the meaning of living. 2018 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Drama, produced by Cadence Theatre Company. Post-Show Talkback will take place on Sunday, January 23, 2022. Purchase tickets online.
2. FREE TOUR OF THE RICHMOND SLAVE TRAIL
January 15, 10am
Anncarrow’s Landing, 1200 Brander St, Richmond, 23224
Cross-Cultural Talks, LLC offers a free, guided walk of the Richmond Slave Trail. This opportunity creates a unique experience of African Diasporic connections and is led by an educator with a heart for oral history. No registration required.
3. GELLMAN ROOM CONCERT: NAHO BESSHO
January 15, 2pm
Richmond Public Library, Main Branch, 101 East Franklin Street, Richmond, 23219
The Richmond Public Library brings pianist Naho Bessho, in concert, performing the music of composers Grieg, Ciurlionis, Schubert, Liszt, Sibelius, and Prokofiev. No registration required.
4. ART NIGHT AT THE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER
January 13, 6pm
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd, Glen Allen, 23060
ART NIGHT at The Cultural Arts Center is back! Invite a friend or make it a date night for a showcase featuring 4 new exhibits! Meet the artists behind the exhibits, explore our sculpture garden, and discover items by local makers in the gift shop. New exhibits revealed include: Inverdant Psalms by Elizabeth Cabell, Meandering in Wood by Tom Lowe, and Compulsory Measures by Jorge Benitez, Kristy Deetz, Al Denyer, Joan Elliott, Reni Gower, Steven Pearson, Jennifer Printz, and Tanja Softić.
5. WRITER’S WEDNESDAY
January 12, 5:30pm
Writers Wednesday brings together writers of every experience level and genre in a casual atmosphere to connect, laugh, and revel in a well-deserved break. While hosting this program online, James River Writers creates rotating, intimate groups of 3-5 people in breakout rooms, to allow attendees to have manageable conversations with others. JRW staff are always on hand to answer any questions you may have. Registration is required and closes at midnight the day before each Writers Wednesday. Links to access each program will be emailed to registrants the morning of each Writers Wednesday.
6. VIRGINIA HISTORY DAY PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP
January 13, 4pm
The Virginia Museum of History and Culture invites you to join Virginia History Day and theatre professionals Irene Kuykendall and Daniel Daigle from Virginia Repertory Theatre to discuss tips and tricks related to producing and acting in a performance. This VIRTUAL session is free and open to any educator interested in National History Day, but registration is required. (Virginia Repertory Theatre is a sponsor of VPM.)
7. MUSIC IN THE GALLERIES: PARIS PORTRAITS
Music, Visual Art
January 13, 6:30pm
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 North Arthur Ashe Boulevard, Richmond, 23220
Experience works of art in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts galleries as the Richmond Symphony serenades your visit with a live in-gallery performance. Each musical program is inspired by the host gallery, activating art and classical compositions for a uniquely visual and auditory experience. No registration required.
8. JANUARY EXHIBITIONS
January 14, 5pm opening reception
Exhibits run through March 11
Reynolds Gallery, 1514 West Main Street, Richmond, 23220
Reynolds Gallery announces their upcoming exhibitions. This is Fine... features the work of Heidi Trepanier, Over Under Sideways Down features the work of Steven Cushner, and FLICKR features the work of Sue Heatley. No registration required.
9. VISIONS IN VINYL
January 14, 6pm
The Well Art Gallery, 1309 Hull Street, Richmond, 23224
Join the opening reception for artist Rosa Lee Fry’s first solo show, Visions in Vinyl, at The Well Art Gallery in Manchester. No registration required.
January 13-23, 8pm (Sundays at 4pm)
Richmond Triangle Players, Robert B. Moss Theatre, 1300 Altamont Avenue, Richmond, 23230
Tens of thousands of gay men were the damnedest of the damned, the outcasts among the outcasts in the concentration camps -- an estimated 50,000 -- and virtually all of them perished. This is one gay man’s story of struggle to avoid imprisonment by taking on his late landlady's identity and becoming a female chanteuse in the supper clubs of Berlin in 1933. Chanteuse is written and performed by Alan Palmer, with music by David Legg, directed by Dorothy Danner, and presented by Richmond Triangle Players. Purchase tickets online.
If you are an arts or cultural organization with lectures, exhibitions, performances, or even book readings, submit your events to Artsline here. If you are an artist or an arts or cultural organization in need of resources and tools, check out the list of local and national resources from Richmond CultureWorks.