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Friday, October 13

Akeelah and the Bee
RVA West End , $$

Akeelah is an 11-year-old spelling p-r-o-d-i-g-y who will stop at nothing to make her dreams come true. Based on the 2006 film starring Keke Palmer, the play...

Featured Exhibit: "'Berenice' - Poe's First Horror Story"
RVA Downtown , $

Egaeus is obsessed with Berenice's teeth and for days he drifts in and out of awareness, constantly thinking about them. He imagines himself holding the...

Friday the 13th Open Mic!
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , Free

Join us on Friday the 13th to tell spooky stories, share urban legends, and uncover mysteries at the HI Hostel! Open to the whole community, we’ll be serving...

Margot Blank Exhibition
RVA Downtown , Free

A selection of artwork from artist and Holocaust survivor Margot Blank will be on display at the VHM. Blank, originally from Germany, was deported to two...

Nuestras Historias: Latinos in Richmond
Ashland, Charles City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, New Kent, Petersburg, Powhatan, RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End

There are approximately 100,000 Latinos in the Richmond metropolitan area who represent a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. As Latinos immigrate to...

The Art of War Expo
Free

The Virginia War Memorial hosts the Art of War Expo, showcasing vivid military art and the compelling work of veteran artists. Painting, sculpture,...

The Art of War Expo

Military Art. Veteran Artists. Two weeks of captivating events highlighting the connection between the arts and the military. Come visit the War Memorial...

Wine Tasting and Lecture on " American Artists Abroad"
Petersburg , Free

Battersea Foundation will host a Wine Tasting and lecture on "American Artist Abroad" at the Historic McIlwaine House in Old Towne Petersburg. Avid art...

Friday Art & Wine
5:30am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Now you have more reasons to hang out at VMFA on Friday nights! Head to the museum and enjoy Happy Hour specials on beverages and free half-hour gallery...

"After Dark" Exhibition
9am
Free

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond hosts an exhibition of work by Carli Holcomb titled “After Dark.” Holcomb uses synthetic and natural materials to address...

Emancipation and Its Legacies – An Exhibition at Shirley Plantation
9:30am
Charles City , $

During this 4-week period there will be a traveling exhibition at Shirley Plantation, Emancipation and Its Legacies. This exhibition charts the history of...

Exhibition - VIRGINIA JAZZ: The Early Years
10am
RVA Downtown , $

Richmond Jazz Society presents the exhibition VIRGINIA JAZZ: The Early Years, highlighting over 30 Virginia artists who made significant contributions,...

Half Remembered, Paper Mache' and Mixed Media Stories by Sarah Hand - Exhibit & Sale
10am
RVA Southside , Free

Come explore to magical world of "Half Remembered, Paper Mache' and Mixed Media Stories" by Sarah Hand. Experience Sarah's fantasies told through her unique...

Landscapes of Virginia
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

The geography of Virginia has shaped the history of the state and the nation. A mild climate and navigable rivers attracted Native Americans and the first...

The National Arts Program® Group Exhibition
10am
RVA Northside , Free

Never hide your talent! The National Arts Program Foundation, the City of Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities with the Richmond...

The Story of Virginia
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

This newly renovated 10,500 square-foot exhibition interprets 16,000 years of Virginia history and features more than 500 artifacts, maps, letters, and...

Toys of the '50s, '60s, and '70s
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $

Admission: Free for VHS members; $10 for nonmembers; $8 for groups of 10 or more Gumby. Barbie. Slinky. Mr. Potato Head. Wham-O. Spirograph. Hot Wheels. The...

Washington: The Myths and the Man
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Following his death in 1799, George Washington seemed “above the clouds,” to paraphrase the general’s most popular biographer, Mason Locke Weems. The...

'Memory Lane' | Paintings by Christopher S Phillips
11am
Hanover , Free

Join us for our new show, Memory Lane, featuring paintings by Christopher S Phillips. Phillips' work invites you to reminisce moments in your life, creating...

Interior Paintings by Anne Blair Brown and Larry Moore
11am
Free

Join us in welcoming impressionist artists Anne Blair Brown of Tennessee and Larry Moore of South Carolina for their joint interior painting show. Artist...

The Art of Parker Galore at Carytown Burgers & Fries
11am

Come join us during the month of October at Carytown Burgers & Fries to peruse the art of Parker Galore. Galore's art is notoriously striking and symmetric...

September/October Exhibitions
12pm
RVA Downtown , Free

Exhibition Dates: SEPTEMBER 22 - OCTOBER 22, 2017 MAIN GALLERY SUSANNE FERRARI ROWLEY Line, Space, and Presence Aluminum and Polyfiber Sculptures ...

19th Century American Jugs: Relief Molded Pitchers from the Collection
1pm
RVA West End , Free

The exhibition explores variations of several designs and techniques of relief molding in ceramics.

Iterations: Contemporary Approaches to Drawing
1pm
RVA West End , Free

The artists featured in this exhibition challenge traditional, representational approaches to drawing and work with media and techniques not often associated...

Processes & Permutations: Prints by Leonardo Drew
1pm
RVA West End , Free

The works in this exhibition demonstrate Drew's similar approach to process, experimentation, and materiality in the making of prints. Each work in the...

The Personal is Political: Images of Women from the Harnett Print Study Center Collection
1pm
Free

The prints in the exhibition depict women either enacting or struggling against "roles" defined by society.

Turtles in Time: From Fossils to the Present
1pm
Free

The exhibition features more than 50 fossil turtle specimens from around the world.

Science After Dark: GLOW
5pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $

Science is fun. But it's more fun when it glows in the dark! Join us for this special Science After Dark and make glow-in-the dark art, play with fluorescent...

Art In Literature: An Undying Love Affair
6pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $

Join the Library of Virginia, in collaboration with VMFA, as we recognize this year’s winner of Art in Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award, Dawn Tripp...

Friday for the Arts
6pm
Petersburg , Free

Friday for the Arts!, Petersburg's celebration of the arts is held monthly in historic downtown Petersburg. Over the last ten years, Friday for the Arts!...

Richmond Folk Festival
6pm
RVA Downtown , Free

Last year this festival attracted more than 125,000 people to downtown Richmond's riverfront to celebrate the roots, richness and variety of American culture...

Second Fridays: Wine Tasting
6pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Taste different wines from around the world — reds, whites, sparkling, and more. Refine your palate and learn about different winemaking regions from a...

Hear My Voice Artist Panel
6:30pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $

This conversation will feature three artists whose work is in the exhibition Hear My Voice: Native American Art Past and Present. Topics for discussion will...

 Petersburg Haunts Ghost Walk
7pm
Petersburg , $

You know Petersburg has a rich history. But did you know that it is also a very “spirited” place? Find out about the city’s permanent, otherworldly residents...

Book Signing
7pm
RVA West End , Free

Pamela K. Kinney will be reading from her new urban fantasy release, How the Vortex Changed My Life, then signing copies of the novel afterwards. The event...

Halloween Haunt
7pm
Ashland, Hanover , $$

Terror lurks around every corner at the annual Halloween Haunt at Kings Dominion. From the thrilling rides to the frightful attractions, you’re in for some...

Halloween Haunt at Kings Dominion
7pm

Terror lurks around every corner at the annual Halloween Haunt at Kings Dominion. From the thrilling rides to the frightful attractions, you’re in for some...

VHF Hispanic Gala Baile de Máscaras
7pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $$$

This “Baile de Mascaras” themed fundraiser event, will celebrate the diversity and vibrancy of the Hispanic culture, culminating Hispanic Heritage Month at...

"Cloud 9" by Caryl Churchill
8pm
RVA Downtown , $$

Identities whirl and evolve in Churchill’s period-hopping puzzle, with its first act in British colonial Africa in the Victorian era and the second in a...

Artoberfest at CAT Theatre
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $

Ventriloquist John Byrd Family-friendly program with a hilarious cast of characters that will entertain and delight all ages.

Comedy Sportz
8pm
Henrico, RVA West End , $

ComedySportz is improvisational comedy played as a sport, with two teams and a referee taking suggestions from the loyal fans and creating scenes, games and...

Lysistrata
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $

Quill Theatre presents Lysistrata, an adaptation of the comedy by Aristophanes. The Peloponnesian War, forced abstinence and laughs. Starring Grey Garrett as...

Samson and Delilah
8pm

Samson and Delilah by Camille Saint-Saëns, premiered in Weimar in 1877, dramatizes this well-known biblical story thrusting the Israelite warrior into the...

The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby
8pm
$

River City Community Players (formerly Huguenot Community Players) presents this delightful play by Canadian playwright Norm Foster

The Last Five Years
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $$

TheatreLAB & Yes, And! Entertainment present Alexander Sapp & Christie Jackson in THE LAST FIVE YEARS Music & Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown Direction by...

The Woman in Black
8pm
Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Henrico, Hopewell, New Kent, Petersburg, Powhatan, RVA Arts & Cultural District , $$$

The power of storytelling is on full display in this theatrical spine-chiller about the woman in black who haunts the neighborhood where her ...

Friday, October 13