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Sunday, October 15

5th Annual "Ladies First" Show & Raffle
Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg , Free

The 5th Annual “Ladies First” Show & Raffle is and all female artists art show in support of Domestic Violence month. The opening reception is October 14,...

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...

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,...

James River Writers Annual Conference
8am
RVA Downtown , $$

Join us for the 15th Annual James River Writers Conference, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14 and 15, 2017, with pre-conference Master Classes on Friday, Oct 13,...

"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,...

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 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...

Maymont Golf Cart Tours
10:30am
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA Northside , $$

Explore Maymont’s 100 acres of rolling hills, outdoor sculptures and fountains, fascinating history, gorgeous gardens, and animal exhibits with ease during a...

RVA Dance Collective Free Modern Technique Class
11am

RVA Dance Collective Free Modern Technique Class Sundays 11:00AM - 12:15PM | FREE Modern dance technique class taught by RVA Dance Collective and rotating...

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...

The Chickahominy Beaded Turtle & DES Designs Trunk
11am
RVA Arts & Cultural District

American Indian Handcrafted Bead & Metal Work by Tamsye and David Stover | Tammy, a member of the Chickahominy Indian Tribe, is an artisan who began her...

Todd Parsons Designs - Virginia Jewelry Artist
11am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

In early 2008, Todd Parsons of Richmond, VA had a vision to expand artistic boundaries by creating laser engraved artwork in the form of jewelry. His...

Community Paint Party for Collaborative Mural "Transforming Perspectives"
12pm
RVA Northside , $

Come help create a new and meaningful mural for RVA! This mural highlights the positive and transformative aspects of aging and will be installed on the...

Half Remembered, Paper Mache' and Mixed Media Stories by Sarah Hand - Exhibit & Sale
12pm
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...

Open House Crossroads Art Center
12pm
Henrico , Free

Celebrating Wood Turning and Wood Crafters - Demonstrations and more! Come see the "Forest Project" Exhibit as well as the "Into The Woods" Exhibition

Richmond Folk Festival
12pm
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...

Richmond Folk Festival Family Area
12pm
RVA Downtown , Free

Jump on in and into the fun, under the sea and out in the sun of the CarMax Family Area for Aquatic Adventures. Children can create under the sea art...

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 ...

The Great Pumpkin Fest
12pm
Ashland, Hanover , $$

Join us at Kings Dominion for the ultimate fall festival, The Great Pumpkin Fest! Families and kids can participate in a collection of scare-free Halloween...

The Great Pumpkin Fest at Kings Dominion
12pm

Join us at Kings Dominion for the ultimate fall festival, The Great Pumpkin Fest! Families and kids can participate in a collection of scare-free Halloween...

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.

Fall Festival at Richlands Dairy Farm
1pm
Petersburg , $

Come on out to the country and celebrate the arrival of fall with fun, family activities at the last Grade A Dairy Farm between here and Virginia Beach!...

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.

History of Monument Avenue
2pm
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

Monument Avenue was the first street in the U.S. to be designated as a national landmark by the National Park Service and is one of America's most beautiful...

Sunday Afternoon with the Classics: Racing in Richmond!
2pm
Henrico , Free

Attend a special celebration of the greatest moments in Richmond’s historic oval track racing. Enjoy a nostalgic presentation of the area’s best known...

Sunday Readings In The Garden
2pm
RVA Downtown , Free

Enjoy a reading of select Poe works in the Shrine of the Enchanted Garden. Included with Museum admission.

Samson and Delilah
2:30pm

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
2:30pm
$

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

A Conversation With Mercedes Ellington
3pm
RVA Downtown , Free

Richmond Jazz Society is proud to present Ms. Mercedes Ellington, granddaughter of legendary Duke Ellington for a talk about artists in the exhibition...

"Cloud 9" by Caryl Churchill
4pm
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...

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...

Sunday, October 15