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Artober 2019


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October UNhappy Hour
The Edgar Allan Poe Museum
10/24 6pm

Join the Poe Museum for our October Unhappy Hour, and costumes are encouraged! This event will feature a costume contest with prizes for Most Beautiful, Most...

RVA Downtown , $
Autumn Allegro  “An Evening of Note” Richmond Symphony League
Richmond Symphony
10/19 6pm

Kick off the beautiful fall season by treating yourself to music, wine, dancing, and shopping. All while supporting the Richmond Symphony. You will...

Henrico , $$$
DECEPTION, starring James Mollenkamp
Firehouse Theatre
10/1 7:30pm

"I am a psychic and I'm a fraud," the words of pseudo-psychic Dr. Faustus. None could be more fitting for this show. James Mollenkamp has studied under the...

RVA The Fan , $
Los Lonely Boys
The Tin Pan
10/1 8pm

Los Lonely Boys: Austin, Texas – Lots of musicians compare their careers to roller-coaster rides, but Los Lonely Boys have had so many...

Henrico, RVA West End , $$
SHANGHAI QUARTET WITH SOOVIN KIM, VIOLIN AND ORION WEISS, PIANO
Modlin Center for the Arts
10/2 7:30pm

Shanghai Quartet; renowned for its passionate musicality, impressive technique, and multicultural innovations has become one of the world’s foremost chamber...

RVA West End , Prices Vary, $, $$
Roanoke
10/2 8pm

After five years spent rising through the ranks of Nashville’s thriving americana scene, Roanoke has grown from their folksy roots into a seasoned,...

Henrico, RVA West End , $$
Keeping It Twisted
The Edgar Allan Poe Museum
10/3 6pm

KEEPING IT TWISTED happens Thursday October 3rd 2019 at The Poe Museum 1914 E. Main st. Richmond VA 6p-9p featuring White Coffin (Punk Rock) w/ the acoustic...

RVA Downtown , Free
NT LIVE: "HAMLET" 10TH ANNIVERSARY
Modlin Center for the Arts
10/3 7pm

by William Shakespeare directed by Lyndsey Turner Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, Doctor Strange) plays the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy....

RVA West End , Prices Vary, $
APPROPRIATE
Modlin Center for the Arts
10/3 7:30pm

by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins directed by Dorothy Holland “Appropriate is, at heart, a ghost story, in the most profound sense.” — The New York Times Winner...

RVA West End , Free
First Fridays Art Walk
RVA First Fridays
10/4 5pm

Join us for the Downtown Neighborhood's monthly art walk! Galleries, shops, restaurants, non-profits, and more open their doors in celebration of art and...

RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free
VisArts Chili Throwdown
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
10/4 5:30pm

Join the Visual Arts Center of Richmond for its Sixth Annual Chili Throwdown on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Over 20 restaurants contribute...

RVA The Fan , $, Prices Vary
An Evening of Bluegrass – Featuring Josh Grigsby and County Line
10/4 7pm

Recognized as one of Virginia's fast rising new bluegrass bands, Josh Grigsby and County Line take the stage October 4th at The Cultural Arts Center at 7pm!...

Henrico , $
FAMILY WEEKEND CONCERT
Modlin Center for the Arts
10/4 7:30pm

Enjoy the talents of the Department of Music’s large ensembles during Family Weekend. Featured ensembles include Women’s Chorale, Schola Cantorum, Jazz...

RVA West End , Free
In Gratitude (A Tribute to Earth, Wind and Fire)
10/4 8pm

“In Gratitude: A Tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire” pays homage to one of the most prolific musical ensembles in history. Offering an impressive body of familiar...

Henrico, RVA West End , $$
Pajaki Party!
Studio Two Three
10/5 9am

Hailing from a region in Poland, these colorful paper, and straw chandeliers are made to celebrate holidays and brighten up homes year round. Pajakis are fun...

RVA Northside , $$
Block Printing Art Workshop
Crossroads Art Center
10/5 11am

Woodblock printing on textiles is the process of using wooden blocks carved with various designs that are dabbed witgh textile ink and stamped onto fabric,...

Henrico , $$$
Tea for Two:  Poetry on the Patio
Richmond Public Library
10/5 11am

Casual outdoor readings by two local/regional poets are held first Saturdays in May, June, September, and October, sponsored by River City Poets. Readings...

RVA West End , Free
Author Meet and Greet - Hope Whitby
Appomattox Regional Library
10/5 2pm

Join the Hopewell/Prince George Friends of the Library for their annual fall meeting, presenting author and poet Hope Whitby. Growing up in rural, southern...

Hopewell , Free
Sunday Brunch Market
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
10/6 11am

FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM SEPT. - NOVEMBER Spend Sunday afternoon strolling through a variety of farmers’ market and arts market vendors, relaxing on...

Henrico , Free
FAMILY ARTS DAY CELEBRATION FEATURING THE THEATERWORKSUSA PRODUCTION OF "PETE THE CAT"
Modlin Center for the Arts
10/6 3pm

Life is an adventure no matter where you wind up — at least for Pete the Cat. Jimmy Biddle, the most organized second-grader on planet Earth, never strays...

RVA West End , Prices Vary
Edgar Allan Poe's Death Day Dinner
10/6 7pm

Richmond Discoveries is bringing this living history dinner event to Richmond, VA. "Edgar Allan Poe's Death Day Dinner" is a celebration of the poet/author...

RVA Arts & Cultural District , Prices Vary
Gregg Karukas
10/6 7pm

Grammy winning keyboardist/composer Gregg Karukas is enjoying the rare accomplishment of 2 consecutive #1 hit songs and THREE TOP 5 chart hits from his...

Henrico, RVA West End , $$
S.T.E.A.M.: DIY Fire Extinguisher Experiment
Richmond Public Library
10/8 4pm

Why does a candle go out when you blow on it? Join us as we celebrate Fire Prevention Week by learning different kitchen ingredients to put out a flame. *Do...

RVA Southside , Free
Zine Workshop
Richmond Public Library
10/8 5:30pm

Come learn from local artists and writers how to make your own tiny books. No experience needed! Just bring your ideas and creativity and go home with a zine...

RVA Downtown , Free
STEM @ Your Library:  Recycling
Richmond Public Library
10/9 4:30pm

Learn important facts about recycling and how it works. Create a recycled sculpture! STEM @ Your Library meets on the second Wednesday of each month at...

RVA West End , Free
MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY, "THE EVE PROJECT"
Modlin Center for the Arts
10/9 7:30pm

“...most skilled and powerful dancers you can ever hope to see.” — Washington Post The Martha Graham Dance Company has been a leader in contemporary dance...

RVA West End , Prices Vary, $$
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Traveling Exhibit
Appomattox Regional Library
10/10 5pm

VMFA’s new state-of-the-art traveling museum and art studio will be coming to Hopewell in October in partnership with LAMB Arts. The climate-controlled,...

Hopewell , Free
An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe
Richmond Discoveries
10/10 6pm

Richmond Discoveries and Historic Tanglewood Ordinary Restaurant are teaming up to bring living history dinner events to Goochland County. "An Evening...

Goochland , $$
NT LIVE: "THE LEHMAN TRILOGY"
Modlin Center for the Arts
10/10 7pm

by Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power directed by Sam Mendes The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single...

RVA West End , Prices Vary, $
Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra
The Tin Pan
10/10 8pm

Ottmar Liebert’s global success can be attributed to a myriad of things - his creative vision, his determination, and a strong sense of melody. Born in...

Henrico, RVA West End , $$
S.T.E.M. Candy
Richmond Public Library
10/11 4:30pm

Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics Join us for S.T.E.M. projects for ages 6-12. This months theme is candy!

RVA Southside , Free
Loudon Wainwright III
10/11 8pm

Born in Chapel Hill, N.C. in 1946, Loudon Wainwright III came to fame when “Dead Skunk” became a Top 20 hit in 1972. He had studied acting at Carnegie-Mellon...

RVA West End, Henrico , $$
17th Annual James River Writers Conference
James River Writers
10/12 9am

The James River Writers Conference is an annual gathering in Richmond, Virginia, that attracts prize-winning authors and highly regarded editors and literary...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary
Hansel & Gretel - The Musical
10/12 11am, 1pm

Presented by VA Rep on Tour! VA Rep, one of the nation’s largest touring theatres for young audiences, presents Hansel & Gretel. Book & Lyrics by Douglas S....

Henrico , $
The Richmond Night Market
10/12 5pm

A monthly social embedded in the heart of the arts and culture scene of Richmond, Virginia, the Richmond Night Market (RNM) is a refreshing destination...

RVA Downtown , Free, Prices Vary
Rumours (Fleetwood Mac Tribute)
10/13 7pm

Rumours, (also known as RumoursATL) calls Atlanta, GA home and has built a solid fan base there and throughout the eastern United States. While traveling...

Henrico, RVA West End , $$
Jesmyn Ward & Alex Kotlowitz in Conversation
Richmond Public Library
10/14 7pm

“An important contemporary voice: a sensitive, lyrical narrator of difficult stories from the land of Faulkner and Welty.— The New York Times “An American...

RVA Downtown , Free
Craft Night: Candy Corn Bat
Richmond Public Library
10/15 4pm

Join us as we make a candy corn bat craft.

RVA Southside , Free
Art Explorers: Self Portraits
Richmond Public Library
10/16 4:30pm

View how artists create self portraits and make one of your own to take home. Art Explorers meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 4:30pm. For ages...

RVA West End , Free
Halloween Movie Night!
Richmond Public Library
10/16 5:30pm

Hey, teens! Join us @ Broad Rock Library as we get ready to get spooky for Halloween! Zombie fans rejoice -- we'll be watching World War Z! (Popcorn and...

RVA Southside , Free
Patterson Pages: Adult Book Discussion Group - Undaunted Courage
Richmond Public Library
10/16 6:30pm

This month we are reading and discussing Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose. Copies of this title are available at the library. Please call (804)646-1877...

RVA West End , Free
SIMONE DINNERSTEIN, PIANO AND MATT HAIMOVITZ, CELLO
Modlin Center for the Arts
10/16 7:30pm

As the world approaches the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, two extraordinary artists pair this giant with contemporary music’s most influential...

RVA West End , Prices Vary, $, $$
Hiroshima
The Tin Pan
10/17 8pm

Approaching their 40th year, Hiroshima, a group whose music falls between R&B, pop, world music, and jazz, has long had its own niche. The band integrates...

RVA West End, Henrico , $$
Pumpkin Decorating
Richmond Public Library
10/18 4:30pm

Decorate a pumpkin for your Halloween festivities! Just bring your imagination, we will supply art materials. Pumpkins will be provided for the first 20...

RVA Southside , Free
Dogtown Presenter's Series
Dogtown Dance Theatre, Dogtown Dance Theatre
10/18 7pm

This fall, Dogtown Dance Theatre is excited to present a stunning collaborative dance work created by local Richmond choreographer Kara Robertson of KARAR...

RVA Southside , $
CIRQUE MECHANICS, "42FT. A MENAGERIE OF MECHANICAL MARVELS"
Modlin Center for the Arts
10/18 7:30pm

At the center of every circus, we find a 42-foot ring full of thrills, laughs, and excitement. In 42FT– A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels, Cirque Mechanics...

RVA West End , Prices Vary
INGRID KELLER, PIANO AND JONATHAN RUCK, CELLO
Modlin Center for the Arts
10/18 7:30pm

Pianist Ingrid Keller will join cellist Jonathan Ruck in an evening of chamber music by Beethoven, Brahms, and Stravinsky.

RVA West End , Free
Sculpey Workshop
Richmond Public Library
10/19 10:30am

In this workshop, local artist Laura Mae will teach a variety of methods in working with sculpey clay. You'll also create a fun, imaginative charm and/or...

RVA Downtown , Free
Special FX Makeup
Richmond Public Library
10/19 2pm

Join us to learn the ins and outs of special effects makeup. Learn to make cuts, sores, bruises and more to get ready for your upcoming Halloween parties.

RVA Southside , Free
Bubba Johnson Presents THE GOSPEL ROAD
Firehouse Theatre
10/19 7:30pm

Come join us for a journey through the history of gospel music! Through this evening of performance and narrative, Bubba and his company will guide you...

RVA The Fan , $$
Will Hodge & Elizabeth Cook
10/19 8pm

“Will Hoge didn’t really need to release a new album in 2018. His most recent, Anchors, came out last August, reaching No. 6 on Billboard Heatseekers and the...

Henrico, RVA West End , $$
70's Classic Soul featuring The Whispers & Friends
10/20 6pm

The Whispers, The Spinners, Wil Hart of the Original Delfonics, Harold Melvin's Blue Notes and The Dynamic Superiors. The 70's Classic Soul is the coming...

RVA The Fan , $$$
Grover Washington Jr. Tribute Show
10/20 7pm

Tribute to Grover Washington Jr. fea.Top 25 saxman Eddie Baccus Jr.(Formerly of Pieces of a Dream- was mentored by Grover Washington Jr. as well),Richmond's...

Henrico, RVA West End , $$
BRAD MEHLDAU AND IAN BOSTRIDGE
Modlin Center for the Arts
10/20 7:30pm

After meeting in Germany in 2015, the American jazz pianist and composer Brad Mehldau and universally admired British tenor Ian Bostridge quickly professed...

RVA West End , Prices Vary, $, $$
Art for the Journey Art Exhibt GALA 2019!
Art for the Journey
10/24 5:30am

Every day, Art for the Journey provides quality art programs for children and adults that are designed to promote positive mental health and well-being, with...

RVA West End , $$$
Poetry, Prose, and Pizza
Appomattox Regional Library
10/24 6pm

Nathan Richardson, published poet and youth mentor will host an open forum for participants to share original or favorite works of poetry and prose. Join us...

Hopewell , Free
The 2019 Current Art
1708 Gallery, 1708 Gallery, 1708 Gallery, 1708 Gallery, 1708 Gallery, 1708 Gallery, 1708 Gallery, 1708 Gallery, 1708 Gallery
10/24 6pm

In the fall of 2015, several local gallery owners and directors, from 1708 Gallery, ADA gallery, Candela Books + Gallery, Glave Kocen Gallery, Page Bond...

RVA Northside, RVA The Fan , Prices Vary
NT LIVE: "A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM"
Modlin Center for the Arts
10/24 7pm

by William Shakespeare directed by Nicholas Hytner A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors...

RVA West End , Prices Vary, $
An Evening with George Winston
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
10/25 7pm

Join us for an intimate evening of music with celebrated pianist George Winston! Winston has inspired fans and musicians alike with his singular solo...

Henrico , $$
OVERTIME MUST DIE
CSz Richmond
10/25 10:15pm

The special HALLOWEEN edition of CSz Richmond's longest running house team - OVERTIME IMPROV MUST DIE! The Overtime Improv experience brings a unique twist...

RVA West End, Henrico , $
2019 Poe Film Festival
Institute for Contemporary Art
10/26 10am

Celebrate the legacy of America's greatest storyteller through the eyes of today's creative filmmakers. Enjoy the best of Virginia's high school and college...

Free
Creative Clothing Construction: VMFA Fashion Institute Mixed Media Workshop
Richmond Public Library
10/26 10am

The focus of this workshop is to give students, grades 6 – 12, the opportunity to create a wearable piece of art that explores cultural trends,...

RVA Downtown , Free
Secretariat: The Legend Lives On
Appomattox Regional Library
10/26 2pm

If you love horses and/or history, please join us to hear the remarkable behind-the-scenes story of Virginia-born Secretariat, America’s Super Horse, by the...

Hopewell , Free
Dia De Los Muertos Festival
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
10/27 1pm

This event is free to attend! Festive fun for all ages! In conjunction with the Latin Ballet of Virginia, “Dia de los Muertos” is a festive celebration of...

Henrico , Free
The Russian Connection
Richmond Philharmonic
10/27 4pm

Russia’s long, white nights and short, dark days inspired some of the world’s greatest music! Let the Richmond Philharmonic take you north to a land of...

RVA Northside , $
David Bromberg Quintet
10/27 7pm

“The reason man created stringed instruments. David touched them with a lover’s fingers and they moaned that true love right back at him. Wood and wire and...

Henrico, RVA West End , $$
Annual Fall Festival at The Robinson Theater
Robinson Theater Community Arts Center
10/28 3pm

This event is a great time to bring family and friends together to experience art and culture here in Church Hill. We will be featuring local artist, live...

RVA East End , Free
"Halloween Crafts"
Richmond Public Library
10/28 4pm

"Halloween Crafts" Join us and have fun making some Spooky crafts to take home for Halloween! For more details contact: 804-646-4768.

RVA Downtown , Free
Craft Night: Monster Shape Craft
Richmond Public Library
10/29 4pm

Join us as we make monsters using different shapes.

RVA Southside , Free
"The Tell-Tale Heart" Mock Trial with the Poe Museum
Richmond Public Library
10/29 6pm

Join us for a special evening at the Library in celebration of the life and works of Edgar Allen Poe. A speaker from The Poe Museum will discuss Poe's life...

RVA Downtown , Free
Paw Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue - 3 showtimes!
10/29 6pm

Come roll with the PAW Patrol as everybody’s favorite heroic pups race to the rescue on the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race. When Mayor Goodway goes...

RVA The Fan , $, $$$, Prices Vary
Hopewell Book Group - Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow
Appomattox Regional Library
10/30 5:30pm

Please join us to discuss the book, Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow by Dr. Jan Pol. This coincides with our Animals Along the Appomattox theme.

Hopewell , Free
L.A. THEATRE WORKS, "SEVEN"
Modlin Center for the Arts
10/30 7:30pm

Susan Albert Loewenberg, Producing Director Written by Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margraff, Anna Deavere Smith, and...

RVA West End , Prices Vary, $
Halloween Fun
Richmond Public Library
10/31

Stop by in your COSTUME for a Halloween Treat. For more details contact: 804-646-4768.

RVA Downtown , Free
Movie - Creature from the Black Lagoon
Appomattox Regional Library
10/31 10:30am

A movie for Halloween: Members of a fossil-hunting expedition down a dark tributary of the mist-shrouded Amazon, where they enter the domain of a...

Hopewell , Free
Monster Mash Party
Richmond Public Library
10/31 4pm

Children will be able to enjoy music, games and light refreshments while trick or treating around the library.

RVA Southside , Free
Elizabeth Van Lew Downloadable Walking Tour
Richmond Story House
10/1

Download the tour and take it on your own time! This hour-long, two-mile audio tour will guide you along the streets of Church Hill and Tobacco Row while...

RVA East End , $
Tuesday Morning Laughter at the Market
Slash Coleman
10/1 6am

Join us every Tuesday morning in the 17th Street Market for Laughter Yoga sessions, hosted by the RVA Laugh Club! Classes will run from 6 to 7 AM, every...

RVA Downtown , Free
"New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond" Exhibition
Library of Virginia
10/1 9am

Recent estimates place the number of foreign-born Virginians at just under one million, or about one in every eight people in the state. The composite...

RVA Downtown , Free
Color Cargo
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
10/1 9am

VisArts presents "Color Cargo," an exhibition of work by New York-based artist Damien Davis, curated by Jennifer-Navva Milliken. “Color Cargo” examines the...

RVA The Fan , Free
JUDITH FAE BROWN, "VOLUME"
Quirk Gallery
10/1 9am

Join us in The Mezzanine at Quirk Hotel on Thursday, August 22 from 5-8 pm for the opening reception of Judith FAE Brown's solo exhibition, VOLUME. “Beauty...

RVA Downtown , Free
Developing Richmond: Photographs from the Cook Studio
The Valentine
10/1 10am

When photographer George S. Cook relocated with his family to Richmond in 1880, he arrived in a city caught between the old and the new: Richmond bustled...

RVA Downtown , $
Elise Schweitzer: Container Garden
10/1 10am

The Flippo Gallery of Randolph-Macon College is proud to present "Container Garden," an exhibition of paintings by Elise Schweitzer. Join us for the...

Ashland , Free
Monument Avenue: General Demotion/General Devotion
The Valentine
10/1 10am

A new exhibition debuting at the Valentine will conceptually reimagine Richmond’s historic Monument Avenue. Opening at the Valentine on February 14, this...

RVA Downtown , Free, $, Prices Vary
Quilting Angels
Appomattox Regional Library
10/1 10am

Join the Quilting Angels as they create works of art out of fabric! Skilled quilters are available to answer questions, but all skill levels are welcome for...

Hopewell , Free
September 2019 Art Exhibits
Richmond Public Library
10/1 10am

The following exhibits will be on display from Friday, September 6, 2019, through Tuesday, October 1, 2019: Gellman Room—Accidentally Inspired—colorful...

RVA Downtown , Free
Book Babies
Richmond Public Library
10/1 10:30am

Join us for a fun and interactive story, music and play for babies from birth to 17 months with their caregiver.

RVA Downtown , Free
Family Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10/1 10:30am

Join us for a fun-filled, interactive family storytime! Enjoy songs, rhymes, books and activities for ages 0-5 with an adult.

RVA Northside , Free
Crochet Club
Richmond Public Library
10/1 11am

Meet us on the first Tuesday of the month to learn how to knit and crochet. Bring your own materials or just use ours! This class is open to all levels of...

RVA East End , Free
Toddler Time
Richmond Public Library
10/1 11am

Join us for fun and interactive stories, music and play for ages 18-36 months with their caregiver. First Thursday of each month features a bilingual story...

RVA West End , Free
Toddler Time
Richmond Public Library
10/1 11:15am

Join us for fun and interactive stories, music and play for ages 18-36 months with their caregiver.

RVA Downtown , Free
READ Center
Richmond Public Library
10/1 1pm

The Read Center's mission is to help adults with low-level literacy develop basic reading and communication skills. Classroom instruction, one-to-one...

RVA East End , Free
Modern Quilt Guild Meeting
Studio Two Three
10/1 2pm, 6pm

The Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild supports and encourages the growth and development of modern quilting through art, education and community.

RVA Northside , $
Homework Help/Reading Buddies
Richmond Public Library
10/1 3:30pm

Volunteers and staff will be available to help students of all ages with homework, projects and literacy skills! ¡Voluntarios y empleados estar¡n disponibles...

RVA Southside , Free
Story Time
Appomattox Regional Library
10/2 6:30am

This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join:...

Hopewell , Free
The Reader's Friend Book Store
Appomattox Regional Library
10/2 6:30am

The Reader's Friend Book Store offers gently used books, cds, and dvds for bargain prices. Proceeds benefit all ARLS libraries.

Hopewell , Free
Preschool Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10/2 10:30am

Join us for our fun, interactive and educational storytime featuring books, songs, rhymes and activities! For ages 3-5 with an adult.

RVA Downtown , Free
Preschool Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10/2 10:30am

Join us for our fun, interactive and educational storytime featuring books, songs, rhymes and activities! For ages 3-5 with an adult.

RVA Southside , Free
PreSchool Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10/2 10:30am

Join us at North Avenue Branch Library for awesome stories, tons of fun, and a special craft! Hope to see you there for a great half hour of Pre-School...

RVA Northside , Free
One More Stitch
Richmond Public Library
10/2 1pm

Meet with other community members to knit, crochet or work with other fiber arts. Share ideas and techniques, get help or give help. All levels welcome.

RVA West End , Free