Future Studio Opening at Art 180: A reception for a new exhibition featuring work by high school students for the first Future Studio program of Virginia Commonwealth University's sculpture and extended media department with the Institute for Contemporary Art. 6 p.m. art180.org.
GenderFail opening at Sediment's storefront: A multimedia installation with publications, prints and programming featuring the perspectives of LGBTQ people and people of color. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. sedimentarts.org.
Gallery5 First Fridays Music: Check out the sounds of Elizabeth Owens, Slurry, Georgie Isaacs and Deau Eyes. 8 p.m. Free. gallery5arts.org.
Patrick Bates and Dave Watkins at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: Two local musicians, including Watkins, who is known for his experimental guitar work. 6 - 8 p.m. vmfa.museum.
Beers and Banjos with the Slack Family Band at the Camel: Join one of Richmond's most beloved bluegrass groups, the Slack Family Band, for a night of brews and banjos. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free. thecamel.org,
First Fridays Art Walk at Elegba Folklore Society: Your resource for African world cultural arts. 5 - 9 p.m. efsinc.org.