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Saturday, October 28

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...

Interior Paintings by Anne Blair Brown and Larry Moore
12am
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...

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.

"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...

CLAVES Unidos Community Class
9am
RVA Southside , Free

CLAVES Unidos Community Class 9:00AM-10:00AM | FREE African roots community dance fusing Caribbean and African rhythms. Contact: Kevin LaMarr Jones at...

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,...

Fall Festival at Richlands Dairy Farm
10am
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!...

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...

Pecan Festival in the Grove at Richard Bland College of William & Mary 2017
10am
Petersburg , Free

The College hosts this wonderful event in the grove among its 1,000+ pecan trees - a perfect setting for Virginia barbecue, peanuts, beer and wine, music,...

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...

Mad Science: Get Connected
10:30am
Chesterfield , Free

See the sound of your own voice while testing out telephone lines! This interactive class includes lots of activities using telecommunications. ...

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...

'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...

Sewing Machine Basics for Adults
11am
Chesterfield , Free

Learn the basics of sewing and work on a small pillowcase or placemat project. All materials will be provided, including sewing machines (but you may bring...

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 Dancing Skeleton
11am
$

Slightly scary Halloween stories and activities for the young and young at heart.​ Join Les Schaffer and Judith Onesty as they take you on a fun Halloween...

5th Annual "Ladies First" Show & Raffle
12pm
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,...

Poe's Pumpkin Patch
12pm
RVA Downtown , $

Children of all ages are encouraged to come in costume for decorating pumpkins, making raven puppets, and playing fun games at the annual Poe’s Pumpkin Patch...

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...

Think Small 9 Exhibition
12pm
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.

Catapulting Pumpkins
12:30pm
Chesterfield , Free

Learn about the physics of a catapult while competing in teams building a catapult and hurling small pumpkins! This program is for teens. Registration...

Henrico Theatre Celebration
1pm
Henrico , Free

Come and celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Henrico Theatre’s re-opening! Enjoy music provided by Heritage Bluegrass at 1pm plus a showing of “Bee Movie”...

Know Your Human Rights Art Exhibit
1pm
Free

Do you know your rights as citizen of the United States of America? Join us with this interactive exhibit to understand those rights more clearly.

Everybody has a Story of Bakeer Rasheed
2pm
Petersburg , Free

Bringing stories to life. Real life story of Bakeer Rasheed brought to life through story, poetry and song. Open mic segment where participants will 'tell...

Halloween Hoopla
2pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $

Spooky fun awaits at the Children's Museum of Richmond's 17th Annual Halloween Hoopla! Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 2:00pm to 7:00pm! Join us at CMoR...

Tri-Cities Choral Festival
2pm
Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg , Free

Choral students from Hopewell HS, Colonial Heights HS, and Appomattox Regional Governor's School combine to present a free concert with guest clinician,...

Halloween Fair
3pm
Free

Join us for storytelling, games, face painting, crafting, and more! This free event is great for families looking for a safe and fun indoor Halloween...

Eerie Canal Tours - Venture Richmond
6pm
RVA Downtown , Free

Thought your Halloween couldn’t get any spookier? Riverfront Canal Cruises hosts a special night of FREE hauntingly-narrated canal boat tours on Saturday,...

Halloween History on Hanover
6pm
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

Today Halloween boasts costumes, decorations and candy; yet, its origins lie in an ancient Celtic holiday and in Catholic All Hallows' celebrations. Learn...

 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...

Comedy Sportz
7pm
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
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...

Masquerade Ball
7pm
Chesterfield , $, $$

Stavna Ballet presents our 3rd annual Masquerade Ball! Saturday October 28th 7:00-10:00pm. Our annual gala brings together our dancers, volunteers, board...

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...

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...

Richmond Symphony 60th Anniversary with Time for Three
8pm
RVA Downtown , $$

The Richmond Symphony’s 60th Anniversary Celebration features the groundbreaking, category-shattering trio Time for Three! This brilliant trio transcends...

Richmond Symphony's 60th Anniversary Concert with Time for Three
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $$, $$$

The Richmond Symphony’s 60th Anniversary Celebration features the groundbreaking, category-shattering trio Time for Three! This brilliant trio transcends...

Singing for the Children of the World: A Fundraising Event for the Broadway's Babies Charity
8pm
RVA West End , $

SPARC is thrilled and honored for our Spotlight Ensemble to be a part of this exciting ONE NIGHT ONLY event! SPARC alumna, Mary Page Nance, will perform...

Saturday, October 28