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4th Friday Art Shows and Opening Reception @ Art Works!

01/28/2022 to 01/28/2022

320 Hull St., Richmond, VA 23224

It is our 19th year of the annual Simply Photography exhibit at Art Works. Artists from all over Virginia submit their photography showcasing a variety of subjects and photographic methods. Also featured this month is Richmond Reframed—a very different photographic view of Richmond. Jeff Morris, a Richmond artist will present From RVA to Virginia Beach and Karen Palmer will present Notes from the Guitar Strings. Join us on January 28th, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. for the opening reception. Meet the artists. There will be music and door prizes. Parking is free. The exhibits continue through February 19, 2022. This event is free and open to the public.

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition

01/28/2022 to 02/27/2022

1961 Chain Bridge Rd, Tysons, VA 22102

The limited-time Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition opens Jan. 21 at Fashion District Philadelphia, 9th & Market Street. Tickets sold Wednesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tickets start at about $19 for adults, $13 for youth. Discounts for seniors, students, military and family bundles are available. Tickets are on sale now at www.chapelsistine.com.

The Keegan Theatre presents Lisa Stephen Friday’s TRANS AM

01/29/2022 to 02/26/2022

1742 Church Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036

TRANS AM explores the most complex and personal parts of the human experience, through the lens of Lisa Stephen Friday. With stories and songs, Lisa shares her own trans journey as a means of understanding our common human desire for self-actualization and respect while calling out the absurdity of a world obsessed with other-ness. An irreverent new one-woman autobiography, TRANS AM features the music of cult-favorite NYC glam rock band Lisa Jackson & Girl Friday.

January Exhibits @ Art Works

01/29/2022 to 02/19/2022

320 Hull St., Richmond, VA 23224

It is our 19th year of the annual Simply Photography exhibit at Art Works. Artists from all over Virginia submit their photography showcasing a variety of subjects and photographic methods. Also featured this month is Richmond Reframed—a very different photographic view of Richmond. Jeff Morris, a Richmond artist will present From RVA to Virginia Beach and Karen Palmer will present Notes from the Guitar Strings. The exhibits continue through February 19, 2022. Admission is free and open to the public. Simply Photography 2022: Photographers get an opportunity to showcase their signature photographs in this juried show. You will see photography of all types including traditional, digital, manipulated, and photographic mixed media. This exhibit will be juried by Anthony Rumley, a professional photographer (https://www.anthonyrumley.com/). Richmond Reframed by RVA Photographers Collective: Janneke Kotte, an award-winning photographer brings together talented photographers from greater Richmond in this exhibit. RVA Photographers Collective, founded by photographer Adam Lewis, focused on strengthening their creative eye by capturing the cityscape through various perspectives. As they photograph the Richmond cityscape the group provides feedback to each other for each study. This exhibit reveals Richmond through fresh eyes. Notes from the Guitar Strings by Karen Palmer: Karen Palmer’s exhibit is inspired by music. As a musician, singer, song writer and guitarist who has played in Richmond cover bands, Karen found the music migrating into her paintings. Guitars and drums found their way onto her canvases. This first occurred during the COVID19 isolation and the results were so intriguing Karen created a full body of work. From RVA to Virginia Beach by Jeff Morris: Jeff Morris enjoys painting the waterways of Virginia and the landscapes of Richmond. His oil paintings are full of color and texture.

A Raisin in the Sun

02/04/2022 to 02/27/2022

7 S. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21202

A RAISIN IN THE SUN by Lorraine Hansberry, opening February 4th at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company. The essential story of a Black family's determined struggle to achieve their dreams. Directed by Reggie Phoenix, Associate Professor of Theatre at Morgan State University, and featuring CSC company members Gerrad Alex Taylor, as Walter Lee Younger Tamieka Chavis, as Lena "Mama" Younger. For tickets and more information visit: www.ChesShakes.com/Raisin. "A Raisin in the Sun" is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

The FABBA Show

02/09/2022 to 02/09/2022

3506 Gwynnbrook Ave, Owings Mills, MD 21117

The FABBA Show – A Tribute to ABBA performs at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts on Wednesday, February 9 at 7:30 pm. Direct from the U.K., The FABBA Show is the sensational, authentic and truly magical tribute to Abba. Tickets are $35 and may be purchased at the Theatre Box Office or online here https://www.jcc.org/gordon-center . The Gordon Center is located at 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue, Owings Mills, MD 21117. The show is appropriate for all ages.