Artsline - RVA Art & Culture Brings Dance, Theatre, and Music - Live and In-Person!
Artsline: Virtual Edition || May 31, 2021
“The difference between the difficult and the impossible is that the impossible takes a little longer time.” ~Lady Aberdeen
Virginia is starting to see the impossible turn into the possible – the end of a very long year without mingling at art exhibits, without dancing together to live music, without laughing at live comedy, surrounded by friends and strangers alike. As we turn this corner in the era of COVID, let’s rediscover our favorite ways to enjoy this place we call home – and maybe even open up to some new ways on our journey.
June 5, 8pm
Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Road, Chesterfield, 23832
Free Admission, Parking $10
Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Pocahontas State Park and the 50th Anniversary of Chesterfield Parks and Recreation with a concert from the Richmond Symphony. Take in the sounds of the Richmond Symphony at the Heritage Amphitheater while surrounded by the beauty of Pocahontas State Park. Reserve tickets online.
2. MUTTS AT MAYMONT
June 3, 5pm
Maymont Historic Estate Entrance, 1700 Hampton Street, Richmond, 23220
$10/dog (humans free)
Spend a “paw-sitively” delightful evening with your pooch at Maymont! Stroll along the designated Pup Path, and enjoy live music, food trucks and adult beverages during this special occasion. There are only a few times a year when dogs are invited to visit Maymont, so don’t miss your chance! Please note Maymont’s Etiquette and Safety Requirements for this event. Purchase tickets online.
3. OUTDOOR MOVIE: HARRIET
June 4, 8pm
Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Avenue, Henrico, 23223
Bring a blanket or lawn chair to the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center and enjoy a FREE showing of Harriet (2019) on the lawn. Scenes from this movie were filmed in Henrico’s Three Lakes Park! Synopsis: The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman‘s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.
4. WALLED IN
Through June 26, times vary
Online and at Firehouse Theatre, 1609 W. Broad Street, Richmond, 23220
$33, live and live-stream
Firehouse Theatre presents both in-person and live-stream performances for Walled In. Synopsis: At 68 years old, Lester has amassed privilege and power. In an unexpected turn of events, Lester agrees to take the fall in exchange for a pardon for his team’s dubious activities. When he ends up behind bars, he starts demanding action from powerful friends. Instead, he's reassigned to the prison education program, where he must complete reading and writing assignments from Henry David Thoreau's masterworks. Live performances and live streaming available. Purchase tickets online.
5. COMMUNITY DRUM AND DANCE CLASS
Online & at DNA Fitness Studio, 2702 Charles City Road, Henrico, 23231
Ezibu Muntu offers a virtual or in-person Community Drum and Dance Class every Tuesday evening. Preregistration is required for both online and in-person classes, and masks are required for the in-person class. To register, text 804-592-0086.
6. SHOCKOE SESSIONS LIVE: VYBE HOUSE
June 1, 7:30pm
Join In Your Ear Studios for another awesome Shockoe Sessions Live featuring Vybe House. VybeHouse has brought their modern R&B sound to many stages across Virginia and now they will be live for Shockoe Sessions! Watch on on Facebook Live or at the In Your Ear YouTube channel.
7. PORCH PLAYS
June 6, 5pm
1517 Hanover Ave, Richmond, VA 23220-3523, United States
Join 5th Wall Theatre and friends for another round of our outdoor series Porch Plays, with scenes from Dinner with Friends, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and Frankie & Johnnie in the Clair De Lune. Masks required. Attendees are invited to bring a chair and refreshments, if they choose. Seating is available on the sidewalk in front of the home, or across the street at Lombardy Park sidewalk. This event is free and no registration required. Donations encouraged.
8. KIDS' HIP-HOP CLASS
June 3, 4pm
Robinson Theater Community Arts Center, 2903 Q Street, Richmond, 23223
Seven24Dance teaches Hip Hop Technique II for kids ages 5-12 at the Robinson Theater Community Arts Center. Technique classes are designed for students that want to learn the fundamentals of a certain style of dance. They focus on basic technique and skills, rather than choreography.
9. THE OASIS: A HIGH NOON SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
June 2, Noon
The Valentine, 1015 East Clay Street, Richmond, 23219
Come to The Valentine Garden noon to 1 p.m. every Wednesday, June – August, to enjoy free, informal and physically-distanced performances from a diverse mix of local musicians.
10. FLOWERS AFTER 5
June 3, 4pm
$14/adults, $11/seniors, $8/youth
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, 1800 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, Virginia
Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s for beautiful garden walks and live music outdoors on their 50-acre campus. Guests are invited to bring their own blankets and chairs. Food is not allowed to be brought into the Garden, but there is an option to purchase food online to eat outside in the Garden. Tickets are available online only and are limited (no walk-ups). Go to Lewis Ginter’s website for social distancing protocols and safety information.
11. MOVIE MYTHBUSTING - FELICITY: AN AMERICAN GIRL ADVENTURE
June 1, 7pm
Join the Virginia Museum of History and Culture as their education team “mythbust” Felicity: An American Girl Adventure and talk about what’s true, what’s not, and show some connections to their collection. Synopsis: Young, assertive Felicity Merriman lives with her family in Williamsburg, Virginia, where the movement toward breaking away from British rule is growing. As the American Revolution begins, Felicity finds comfort in her equine friend Penny, but still must contend with tumultuous changes in her life. Watch the film in advance, whenever or however works best for you, and then log into an interactive Zoom presentation where we will chat about what’s true, what’s not, and make some interesting connections to their collection. Registration required for this free program.
If you are an arts or cultural organization with social-distance-safe events such as online classes, virtual exhibitions or concerts, 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 during the COVID-19 pandemic, check out the list of local and national resources from Richmond CultureWorks.