Fridays After 5

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

First Fridays
Dance After Work
Taste of Art
Summer Breeze


Nov 20, 2020
Dance After Work: Dance lesson and demo | Waltz
Video Premier 7 pm on YouTube

Robert Phanord will interview Ingrid Pettus who has been nominated for a Lifetime Achievement Award by RVA Magazine. She and Robert will discuss the healing power of dance, basic technique and its development as well as a few notable names. They will wrap up the discussion with a clip of her daughter Kayla dancing.


Nov 27, 2020
A Taste of Art: Stone Brewing Company, presented by Chase
Video Premier 5:30 pm on YouTube
Free, no registration required

In this video, Koy Depompeo, Richmond Sales Representative, and Melissa Bailey, Coastal Territory Manager of Stone Brewing Company, join Celeste Fetta, VMFA’s Director of Education, for a virtual tasting of three selections from Stone’s catalog that highlight the brewery’s San Diego roots. Pair these with works of art that reflect West Coast and Mexican cross-currants. Please note, this will be a recorded presentation, premiering on Nov 27 at 5:30 pm on VMFA’s Youtube channel. Selections available through VMFA 2GO Wed–Sat. Sampler 6-pack containing 2 of each beer: $15. Single Beer: $3.50

See the Video on YouTube Nov 27!

Cacti, 1964, printed 1967, Brett Weston (Amerian, 1911–1993), gelatin silver print. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Gift of the Collection of Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser

Beer Selection:

Stone Beunaveza Salt & Lime Lager
4.7% ABV
Stone Buenaveza Salt & Lime Lager was born here in Southern California, which is vibrantly influenced by its neighbors to the south. SoCal’s warm weather lends itself to outdoor activities year-round and this Baja-inspired lager is the perfect companion. Brewed with just the right amount of lime and sea salt, it’s everything a lager should be— crisp, refreshing, and full of flavor.

Stone IPA
6.9% ABV
One of the most well-respected and best-selling IPAs in the country, this golden beauty explodes with tropical, citrusy, piney hop flavors and aromas, all perfectly balanced by a subtle malt character.

Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout
8.1% ABV
Evocative of Mexican hot chocolate, featuring coffee, pasilla peppers, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a generous amount of chocolate, this is the perfect stout to re-release in celebration of the holidays and the entire winter season.

Beer selection is available through VMFA 2GO Wed–Sat. Sampler 6-pack containing 2 of each beer: $15. Single Beer: $3.50


Dec 4, 2020
Organ & Piano Recital: Cathy Armistead and Kathy Toole
7 pm

Cathy Armistead and Kathy Toole will play the remarkable instruments of Salisbury Presbyterian Church in a classic evening recital. Cathy will offer some of the most impressive staples from the cannon of organ music including a well-timed Carillon on Carol of the Bells and Kathy will match with piano offerings including a little known and unapologetically exciting piece by early American Black composer Florence Price. The recital will also feather the Puccini “Nessun Dorma” from act 3 of Turanodt and the Mendelssohn “It is Enough” from part 2 of Elijah.