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Sunday, October 8

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...

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...

2ND Street Festival Celebrating Historic Jackson Ward
12pm
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...

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...

RoseFest
12pm

The Latin Ballet of Virginia will be performing at this year's RoseFest in the Rose Garden. Sunday October 8th 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. This is your chance to...

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.

2nd Street Festival Family Area
1pm
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...

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.

Take-A-Bow Theater presents
1:30pm
RVA Downtown , Free

Come and see Take-A-Bow Theater perform songs from hit movies and musicals at The 2nd Street Festival, presented by Altria and Dominion Energy, ...

Alleys and Parks of the Fan
2pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, Ashland, Charles City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, New Kent, Petersburg, Powhatan, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End

The branching avenues that give the Fan its characteristic shape form several triangular green spaces, including Meadow Park and Howitzer Park. Join us as we...

Lysistrata
2pm
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
2pm, 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,...

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.

Top Girls - Modlin Center for the Arts
2pm
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...

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

Denial
3pm
Henrico, RVA West End , $

The Jewish Community Federation of Richmond, Weinstein JCC, and the Virginia Holocaust Museum present: "Denial" (2016) A film by Mick Jackson / 110 minutes...

NT Live Broadcast: "Peter Pan" - Modlin Center for the Arts
3pm
RVA West End , $

All children, except one, grow up… Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas. When...

"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...

Jim Westlyn, composer and guitarist: New works for Guitar and Strings
4pm
Chesterfield , Free

Program will include : Fantasia in Blue and Higher Ground for piano and string quartet, plus two movements from Chesapeake arranged for solo guitar.

CENTERSTAGE Movie: Richmond Ballet
4:30pm
$

Do you love the ballet movie CENTER STAGE featuring dance stars Amanda Schull, Ethan Stiefel, Sascha Radetsky, and Julie Kent as well as Hollywood stars Zoe...

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...

Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions
7pm

Brought to life by the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions gives fans and newcomers of all ages the chance to experience the evolution...

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 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...

Sunday, October 8