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Saturday, October 7

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...

Fun Home
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $$

September 9 - October 8 Times vary. Visit va-rep.org for details. Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical! Years after her father’s unexpected...

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...

Shakespeare in Love
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $$

Disguised identities and a clandestine love affair inspire a young Will Shakespeare to pen the greatest love story of all time. Based on the Oscar-winning...

"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...

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...

2ND Street Festival Celebrating Historic Jackson Ward
10am
RVA Downtown , Free

As always, the 2nd Street Festival takes place the first full weekend in October. Over the years it has grown to be one of the Mid-Atlantic's largest street...

Bringing the Past to the Present
10am
Henrico , Free

In recognition of October as Archives Month in Virginia, Meadow Farm will open its doors for you to explore how we use historic records to create tours,...

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...

Henrico Walking Tour
10am
Henrico , Free

Ages 18+. Join us for a walking tour of historic Dorey Park. The history and wildlife of the grounds will be discussed during the tour. Registration...

History of the Lower Fan
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District, Ashland, Charles City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, New Kent, Petersburg, Powhatan, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End

The fashionable Fan District boasts beautiful homes and churches that thrive in this community today. Learn about the luminaries who have called it home and...

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...

RVA MakerFest
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Calling all makers! Over 100 makers, tinkerers, hobbyists and entrepreneurs from across the region will showcase their exceptional work integrating science,...

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...

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...

Family Music Day at the Branch Museum!
11am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Unfortunately, this event has been postponed to another time. Celebrate Artober with a children's music-making explosion! Music instructors of City Singers...

Powhatan's Festival of the Grape
11am
Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Powhatan

Visit Powhatan for the 15th Annual Festival of the Grape with over 20 wineries and 100 food/art/ craft vendors. New this year, Nico Cathcart will be guiding...

Stories at the Museum
11am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

This family friendly program features special educator-led readings of children's history books and a craft activity. Stories at the Museum programs are free...

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...

2nd Street Festival -- Adjacent -- Open House
12pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

What does music+food+framed art prints & more = ? Ultimate indulgence! And it's waiting for you in the downtown Arts District at Elegba Folklore Society's...

2nd Street Festival Family Area
12pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

The 2nd Street Festival, presented by Altria and Dominion Energy, returns for the 29th year, Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 7-8, to celebrate the rich culture of the...

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

SPARC Presents: Spotlight Vocal Ensemble Performance
12pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Come and see Spotlight, SPARC's vocal ensemble, perform songs from hit movies and musicals at the 29th annual 2nd Street Festival in Jackson Ward! The event...

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...

Latin Ballet of Virginia at Tuckahoe Library
12:30pm
Henrico , Free

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and enjoy Latin Ballet's stirring performance: "NuYoRican". The true stories of thousands Puerto Ricans migrating to the...

Unplugged: Coding Without Computers
12:30pm
Chesterfield , Free

Take the challenge – learn to code! Explore binary code and the computer concept of looping through the mediums of art, movement and dance. Take home a...

LEGO Club
1pm
Chesterfield , Free

We’ll provide the building bricks – kids supply the imagination! Completed creations will be displayed in the library. Recommended for children 6-11 years old.

Life, Motherhood, and the Pursuit of Sanity by Erin Mahone
3pm
Free

"Life, Motherhood, and the Pursuit of Sanity' is Erin Mahone’s first book in which she talks candidly about the challenges of growing up in a family where...

City Dance Theatre presents
3:30pm
RVA Downtown , Free

Come and see the City Dance Theatre captivating performance featuring dynamic and newly curated array of dance styles at The 2nd Street Festival. Presented...

Latin Ballet of Virginia at Varina Library
4:30pm
Henrico , Free

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and enjoy Latin Ballet's stirring performance: "NuYoRican". The true stories of thousands Puerto Ricans migrating to the...

Teen Read Week: Harry Potter Masquerade
6pm
Chesterfield , Free

Get your wand, your robes, and your owl -- you're going to Hogwarts! Join us for a magical evening of music, dancing, food and games. Win door prizes, game...

The Gravity of the Situation
6pm
RVA Southside , Free

Come join Floodwall Studio Artist Collective on Sat. Oct. 7th and see artwork from seven talented Richmond-based artists: Marta Finkelstein, Christopher...

 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...

Top Girls - Modlin Center for the Arts
7:30pm
RVA West End , $

Marlene, the highly successful director of the Top Girls Employment Agency, throws a dinner party for famous women from the past: the Victorian explorer...

"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...

Dance, Drama, and Beyond: Artoberfest
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, Henrico, RVA Northside , $

Dance Shorts from KDance Short Plays and Monologues from CAT Original Songs from VOCAL (Virginia Organization of Composers And Lyricists...

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...

Starr Foster Dance: The Shaking Season
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $$

Following a very momentous 2016/2017 tour season, Starr Foster Dance Project will first bound into their 2017/2018 season with a September stop in Baltimore,...

The Company Store Band concert at the Shady Grove Coffeehouse
8pm
Hanover , $

Authentic, American-made, traditional string-band music is alive and well as The Company Store will demonstrate in October when they return to the Shady...

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 Return Of Yo Gotti
8pm

Southern Hip Hop legend Yo Gotti comes to Richmond Saturday, Oct. 7 at Altria Theater. Known for hits such as “5 Star,” Women Lie, Men Lie” featuring Lil...

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 ...

Saturday, October 7