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Friday, October 27

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...

Artful Trick or Treat Scavenger Hunt!
RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free

Join us for a Trick or Treat Scavenger Hunt on 4th Friday at 6 pm! Kids can come preview their costumes, trick or treat through our 75 artist studios, and...

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...

Student Art Display
Henrico , Free

See a display of artwork created by students at Highland Springs High School. A variety of 2D and 3D works will be featured.

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,...

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...

A Passion for the Land
10am
Chesterfield , Free

Celebrating the beauty of the unspoiled land by National & Local artists. Richmond Artist & Published Art Historian Jos Biviano, wil open the show at 6:30...

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 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...

'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...

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...

Saffron by Teresa Cole
1pm
RVA West End , Free

This project references time spent by the artist in the Mustang region of Western Nepal in April 2015 when an earthquake of great magnitude hit. The artist...

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.

Unexpected Smiles: Seven Types of Humor in Japanese Paintings
1pm
RVA West End , Free

Featuring 48 paintings on hanging scrolls, the works in the exhibition illustrate humor developed in Japan from the 1700s to the early 1900s. The 7...

WAR-DROBE: Fantasy & Exaggeration in Contemporary Japanese Fashion
1pm
RVA West End , Free

The exhibition features clothing by four leading contemporary Japanese fashion designers. Ranging in date from 1990 to the present, the works focus on...

5th Annual "Ladies First" Show & Raffle
3pm
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,...

A Nubian King in Richmond
6:30pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

VMFA's statue of Senkamenisken is a masterpiece 0f ancient Nubian sculpture. This lecture will explore the meaning of the statue and its tumultuous history,...

An Evening with Time for Three
6:30pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District

It’s the perfect start to your Friday night! Relax with a drink and let the evening’s host, along with the conductor, take you behind the scenes of the...

Casual Fridays: An Evening with Time for Three
6:30pm
RVA Downtown , $

Kick back, relax, and continue the celebration! Our Casual Fridays Concert during Richmond Symphony’s 60th Anniversary weekend features the groundbreaking,...

 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...

4th Friday Art Shows and Opening Reception @ Art Works!
7pm
RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free

Autumn exhibits at Art Works are a profusion of color, mediums and subject matter by six artists displaying in the various galleries: Paul Germain, Tom...

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...

Opening Reception - Art Works
7pm
RVA Southside , Free

Autumn exhibits at Art Works are a profusion of color, mediums and subject matter by six artists displaying in the various galleries: Paul Germain, Tom...

Think Small 9 Opening Reception
7pm
RVA Downtown , Free

Hundreds of artists in all mediums participating. Attend the preview for the best selection of miniature masterpieces available for sale from $50-$400.

Voices from the Shadows at Pamplin Historical Park
7pm
Petersburg

Directions A fun fall tradition – experience Pamplin Park after dark as costumed guides lead you on a spine-chilling tour of the historical sites. You will...

Desire Under the Elms
7:30pm
$$

Firehouse Theatre proudly presents Noble prize winning American playwright Eugene O’Neill’s powerful tale of love, lust, and loathing. O’Neill’s 1924...

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...

Halloween Haunt: Den of Fear at Dogtown Dance Theatre
8pm

This October, terror comes to Richmond, VA! Need a Halloween thrill? Den of Fear is Richmond city’s only haunted house! Located within 2 miles of VCU’s...

Jody Ashworth: 10th Time's the Charm
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District

The dashing bass, whose work in Virginia Rep’s productions of The Producers, Mame, and 1776 has brought him accolades from audiences and critics, brings a...

Monster Mashquerade
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End

WRIR Monster Mashquerade feat: The You Go Girls, Minor Poet, Majjin Boo, Death Club Radio DJs and more! $5-10 Donation to benefit WRIR 97.3 FM, Richmond...

WRIR Monster Mashquerade feat the You Go Girls, Minor Poet
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End , $

WRIR's annual Halloween party with live music by You Go Girls, Minor Poet and others. WRIR DJs will spin their scariest tunes. This event is part of WRIR's...

WCVE PBS Presents:  Broadway's Best
9pm
Free

WCVE PBS brings Broadway's Best to you! No need to leave the comfort of your home to experience the best that Broadway has to offer. Enjoy the theater...

Friday, October 27