No plans for a Thursday or Friday night? Check out the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts for VMFA After Dark
Celebrate art after dark every Thursday and Friday until 9 pm. Evening entertainment includes First Fridays, Friday Art & Wine, Jazz Café, films, poetry readings, dancing, and other special events.
Jazz Cafe – Thursdays 6-9pm
Groove to an eclectic mix of jazz ensembles every Thursday, 6 – 9 pm, at VMFA’s Best Café. The Jazz Café is presented to the public by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, in conjunction with the Richmond Jazz Society, free of charge! Light fare and beverages available for sale. (Tonight: Sharon Rae North Quartet – One of Richmond’s choice vocalists presents a night of smooth originals and jazz favorites.
Sharon Rae North-vocals, Lucy Kilpatrick-piano, Wilbert Anderson-bass; Rickk Gray-drums)
Friday Art & Wine – Every Friday 5 – 8:30 pm (tours at 7 and 7:30 pm), Best Cafe
Unwind with refreshing, half-price beverages and tantalizing, half-hour art tours. Free tours include “The King,” “Welcome to the Jungle,” and “Every Rose Has its Thorn.” Now you have more reasons to hang out at VMFA on Friday nights! Head to the museum and enjoy discounted beverages and free half-hour gallery tours at 7 and 7:30 pm. ( Fri, Mar 16 “The King” Explore images of the king of rock ‘n’ roll and other royal figures!)
First Fridays – First Friday of the month, 6-8pm
The First Fridays series features an eclectic mix of multicultural performing arts showcased in different spaces within the museum. Take advantage of our extended hours on Friday evenings (we’re open until 9 pm) to also stroll through the galleries, explore the VMFA Shop, or enjoy dinner and drinks in Amuse Restaurant or Friday Art & Wine at Best Café.
Tango After Work – Third Friday of the month, 6-8:30pm in the Best Cafe
Join in the fun and exotic beauty of the tango with Richmond’s tango community, while enjoying the food and social atmosphere in Best Café. You can also take advantage of half-price beverages as part of Friday Art & Wine.
And a new feature: Amuse Restaurant is offering a $28 prix-fixe three-course menu on Thursdays and Fridays from 5-6 p.m. (VMFA members save 10%) New menu monthly.