RVA Mag's First Fridays picks 2/3/17

Posted by: Amy – Feb 03, 2017


It's the first Friday of the month, and you know what that means. Yes, all our bills are due, but on the bright side, the monthly artwalk is happening in RVA!

There are plenty of happenings, music, artist showcases, exhibits and other events going on at tonight's First Fridays Artwalk so get out there and find one or a few of the events listed below to check out.

Here are a few picks from this month's roundup that RVA MAG liked:

Small Art with Big Heart auction preview

Preview the Small Art with Big Heart auction pieces for the upcoming Richmond Animal League fundraiser, Sugar and Spice. Art will be displayed and you can bid on your favorite pieces online before the Small Art with Big Heart official silent auction event on February 25th. Final bidding will take place the night of Sugar and Spice. This Small Art with Big Heart preview event is free, and is hosted at the Virginia Interactive offices at 119 W Broad St.

Call to action at Rosewood Clothing Co.

Rosewood Clothing Co. will host a "call to action" at their shop where all who are interested can write their Senators/Representatives. Rosewood will provide printed postcards, where/who to mail them to + a diy table so you can get creative! 6-9pm!!

“Obscura” opens at Elegba Folklore Society

"Obscura" an exhibit of paintings from Nicole Wandera opens tonight at Elegba. Looking at the inner expressions of self, the exhibit will run through April 30.

Half price rush tickets to “Airline Highway” at Virginia Repertory Theatre

“Taking Refuge!” at Endeavor RVA

Endeavor RVA hosts “Taking Refuge!” featuring Younan Ghebrial, a business owner, print maker and a refugee from Egypt. He is Endeavor’s first outside-of-country artist that's collaborating with the studio and tonight Ghebrial will share his talents on the walls of the Endeavor studio with screen prints and paintings from Egypt on his hand-made papyrus depicting the ancient mythology of Egyptian hieroglyphs, deities, and long lost rituals which will be for sale.Proceeds will go to aid Ghebrial, The International Rescue Committee, and Endeavor.

his Friday on the art walk, Virginia Repertory Theatre will be selling half-price RUSH tickets to “Airline Highway” at 8pm. Lisa D’Amour, a fifth-generation New Orleans native, creates an intimate perspective on The Big Easy and its outcasts.

“Richmond Justice” at University of Richmond Downtown

"Richmond Justice” opens tonight at University of Richmond Downtown. A year-long project by Hannah Ayers and Lance Warren of the Field Studio, each week in 2016, Richmond Justice revealed a new portrait and story about a Richmonder whose life was shaped in some way by the justice system.

Tonight those individuals will be there for a meet and greet. There will also be a special gallery talk at 6 pm.

You can get more details on these events and see all of the happenings of this month's First Fridays Artwalk here.

Words by Amy David