Friday – First Friday
Kick off 2019 with an artwalk. Stop by the Institute for Contemporary Art for a “Provocations Performance” at 4 and 7 p.m., free tours and more, at 601 W. Broad St.; icavcu.org or (804) 828-2823. Candela Gallery will host #InHonor, a solo exhibition by Ervin A. Johnson. Inspired by his personal experiences as a queer black man and the killing of black people across America, #InHonor is a series of photographic mixed-media portraits that respond to racism and police brutality. 5-9 p.m. at 214 W. Broad St.; candelabooks.com or (804) 225-5527. Check out new art and an architectural model of BridgePark RVA at Richmond Public Library, 101 E. Franklin St. rvalibrary.org or (804) 646-7223. Find more events at rvafirstfridays.com.
Friday – River City Reflections at Dominion GardenFest of Lights
Make a wish for Richmond by creating an illuminated wish with River City Reflections and letting it set sail in the Conservatory pool at GardenFest of Lights. River City Reflections was a big hit at InLight this year and is an ongoing participatory work of art that sheds light on the public’s hopes for the future of Richmond. 5-7 p.m. at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. $8-$13, discounts for Lewis Ginter members. (804) 262-9887 or www.lewisginter.org.
Saturday – Tribute to the Blues Brothers at Hardywood
Get into the foot-kicking spirit with a tribute to the Blues Brothers from Triple Rock Revival, plus food trucks and fresh locally brewed Hardywood beer. 7-9:30 p.m. at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, 2408 Ownby Lane. hardywood.com.
Sunday – Broad Street Station Centennial Celebration
The Science Museum of Virginia, located in the former Broad Street train station, is celebrating the day the first train left Broad Street Station 100 years ago. It’s offering free rides on the Teddy Bear Express, guided and self-guided tours of the train cars, architecture walking tours of the station, hands-on craft making for the kids and, of course, the “All Aboard!” exhibit featuring photos and objects from the station’s heyday. Plus a countdown to 1:07 p.m., the time the first train left Broad Street Station, with a confetti-laden celebration and Broad Street Station cake. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (tours and special events at specific times throughout the day) at Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St. $10-$19. www.smv.org