After 5 Fridays

VMFA proudly announces After 5 Fridays. The one name says it all and includes VMFA’s popular Friday-night events:

First Fridays
Dance After Work
Taste of Art
Summer Breeze

Note: When weather forecasts dictate, outdoor events will move inside.

After 5 Fridays is the perfect way to kick off the weekend. Relax with a beverage, visit the galleries for an art escape, and take part in the following featured attractions.

After 5 Fridays | First Friday: Cosplay

Fri, May 3, 2024 | 6–8 pm
Robins Sculpture Garden 

Celebrate your favorite anime-inspired characters as we remember the Japanese samurai. DJ Jay Dion will be spinning Japanese music from TV, film, and video games—as well as popular city pop and Japanese funk—while you and your best cosplay looks bring in the rest of the fun. 

Free; no tickets required.

After 5 Fridays | Dance After Work: Taiko

Fri, May 17, 2024 | 6–8 pm
Robins Sculpture garden 

Experience the spectacular Japanese tradition of taiko drumming, which dates back to the 6th century, with the River City Taiko Drummers. Joined by the Richmond Kimono Club, these taiko drummers' powerful percussion stylings will take you back in time. The performance starts at 6 pm.

Free; no tickets required.

View all previous virtual events on YouTube.