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Planning to stop by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to check out Maharaja: The Splendors of India’s Great Kings, a collection of 200+ objects spanning from the early 18th century to the mid-20th century, before it closes on August 19, 2012?
Take advantage of one of this weekend’s extras when you go:
- From 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. on the fourth Friday of the month, you can Meet Up with Art at VMFA’s Best Café & connect with newcomers to Richmond as well as Richmonders new to the arts scene during the free networking event.
- VMFA has weekly Friday Art + Wine events, which run from 5:00 p.m-8:30 p.m. on Fridays. There are free half-hour gallery tours at 7:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; on July 27, you can take the She Works Hard for the Money tour. Even better, you can imbibe with half-price drinks at Best Café.
- At 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 27, stop by the Leslie Cheek Theater for Rhythm & Expression: Indian Music, Dance, and Royal Patronage, a performance and discussion of Indian classical dance in Bharata Natyam and Kathak style and Indian classical music in Hindustani and Carnatic style. General admission tickets are $8; $5 for members.
- At 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, Acting Out with Art will feature Barefoot Puppet Theatre’s Trickster Tales, featuring traditional West African folktales originating from the Asante peoples. General admission tickets are $8; $5 for members.
Admission to VMFA’s permanent collection galleries is free, but unless you’re a member of VMFA or active-duty military, you’ll need to buy a ticket to see the Maharaja: The Splendors of India’s Great Kings special exhibition. Tickets are $15 for adults & $12 for youth (7-17), students with ID, seniors 65+, & adult groups of 10+.
If you can’t snag a spot on Sheppard St, parking in the garage is free for members & $5/day for nonmembers. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is located at 200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220-4007 804.340.1400