Places To Go, People To See
5/11/2023, 6 p.m.
Looking for something to do or new experiences in the months ahead? Here are just a few of the upcoming fun events and adventures:
RVA First Fridays
Organized by: The Downtown Neighborhood Association and Richmond Arts District
Where it takes place: Roughly throughout Richmond’s Arts District, running west to east on Broad Street from Laurel Street to 7th, and south to north from Franklin Street to Clay Street.
When it takes place: Generally from 5 to 9 p.m. on the first Friday of each month
Cost: Generally free, though certain vendors or participants may have their own prices for items
More information: www.richmondartsdistrict.org/rva-first-fridays
First Fridays at the VMHC
Organized by: Virginia Museum of History and Culture
Where it takes place: The Virginia Museum of History and Culture at 428 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd.
When it takes place: From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the first Friday of each month
Cost: Free after-hours admission to the museum, but separate pricing for drinks in the Museum Café and participating food vendors
More information: secure.virginiahistory. org/1912/1913
Manchester Manifest First Fridays
Organized by: Manchester Manifest and Crenius LLC
Where it takes place: South Side Richmond at 1309 Hull St.
When it takes place: From 5 p.m. to Midnight on the first Friday of each month
More information: www.instagram.com/manchestermanifest
The 23rd season of the Riverfront Canal Cruises
Organized by: Venture Richmond
Where it takes place: The Turning Basin at 139 Virginia St.
When it takes place: The 23rd season runs Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 7 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. that month, then from noon to 7 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays from May to September.
Cost: Tickets cost $12 for adults, $8 for children between the ages of 5 to 12 years old and seniors 65 years and older, children age 4 or younger can ride for free. Tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis in person and online up to 18 hours.
More information: www.venturerichmond.com/our-services/riverfront-canal-cruises
Friday Cheers’ 38th Concert Season
Organized by: Friday Cheers
Where it takes place: Brown’s Island
When it takes place: Every Friday in May and June, starting Friday, May 5, to Friday, June 30, from 6 to 9:30 p.m.
Cost: All tickets cost $10 in advance and $15 at the door, though children age 12 and under can attend for free.
More information: www.venturerichmond.com/our-events/friday-cheers
Brambly Live: Prabir
Organized by: Virginia Museum of History & Culture and the Museum District Association
Where it takes place: Brambly Park, 1708 Belleville St.
When it takes place: Friday, May 12, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
More information: www.bramblypark.com/calendar/brambly-live-prabir-1
Playing With Light
Organized by: Science Museum of Virginia
Where it takes place: Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 West Broad St.
When it takes place: Runs nearly every day except Mondays, from 9:30 a.m to 5 p.m., until Sunday, Aug. 20
More information: www.smv.org/explore/things-to-do/playing-light/
200 Years, 200 Stories - An Exhibition
Organized by: The Library of Virginia
Where it takes place: The Library of Virginia, 800 E. Broad St.
When it takes place: On view daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Saturday, Oct. 28
More information: www.lva-virginia.libcal.com/event/10024643
PopUp RVA at the Diamond
Organized by: PopUp RVA
Where it takes place: The Richmond Diamond 3001 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd.
When it takes place: Every Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., until Saturday, Oct. 21
Cost: Free attendance, but individual vendor price varies
More information: www.popupmarketrva.com