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artoberVA 2019 Events

Sunday, October 20

48-to-Create at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
12am

Have an art project you’ve been meaning to finish? Want to start something new? Spend the weekend of October 18-20 at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond,...

RVA Arts District , Free
Color Cargo
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
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
WRIR's On Air Celebration
WRIR 97.3
9am

WRIR 97.3 fm is a local radio station that is volunteer-driven, listener-supported and commumity-focused radio produced in the heart of the city. WRIR is...

RVA The Fan , Free
Bionic Me
Science Museum of Virginia
9:30am

The Science Museum of Virginia’s newest touring exhibition “Bionic Me” showcases the ingenious medical, industrial and technological breakthroughs that have...

RVA The Fan , Prices Vary
ANCARROW’S LIST: NATIVE PLANTS AT THE RIVER’S EDGE
10am

Plants of the James River juried art exhibition will be on display at the Lora M. Robins Library, October 1 – October 31, 2019. During regular Garden...

Henrico , $
Developing Richmond: Photographs from the Cook Studio
The Valentine
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 , $
ELIZABETH GRABER
Quirk Gallery
10am

We're so excited to welcome back Elizabeth Graeber with a special reception celebrating the work in her latest exhibition on view in Quirk's Pink Gallery...

RVA Downtown , Free
Goblins and Gourds
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
10am

Fun for the whole family! Goblins and Gourds is a harvest celebration featuring live music from the Sweet Potatoes and Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra,...

Henrico , $
Great Force Exhibition
Institute for Contemporary Art
10am

Great Force is an exhibition that uses painting, sculpture, photography, video, and performance to examine the reality of race in the United States. It will...

RVA Arts District , Free
Hey, Hey, Hey! Collection by Bill Cooper
10am

"I grew up in segregated Richmond during the fifties and sixties. There were not many people who looked like us in the media - especially on television and...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary
James River Art League Exhibits at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
James River Art League
10am

James River Art League has a garden-themed exhibit at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden September 23 - November 11, 2019.

Henrico , Free
Local Artist Display at the East End Branch Library
10am

Come to the East End Branch Library and see mosaic paintings and other pieces from Church Hill artists and members of the Hillians Art League, Scott Tilghman...

RVA East End , Free
MEG ROBERTS ARSENOVIC, 'TIDEWATER'
Quirk Gallery
10am

"It happened 35 million years ago. A meteor the size of Manhattan sailed west over the Atlantic ocean, crashing directly into what is now the mouth of the...

RVA Downtown , Free
Monument Avenue: General Demotion/General Devotion
The Valentine
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
Photo Plate Lithography
Studio Two Three
10am

Photo plate lithography is a printing method that combines old litho printing techniques with a variety of image designs. Students will learn various...

RVA Northside , $$
TAYLOR ZARKADES KING, TETHERED
Quirk Gallery
10am

Quirk and the Visual Arts Center of Richmond are thrilled to present the work of their current artist-in-residence, Taylor Zarkades King in her solo show,...

RVA Downtown , Free
Holocaust By Bullets
Virginia Holocaust Museum
11am

The Holocaust by Bullets was the systematic killing of Jews & Roma Sinti which started before the development of the concentration camps. These mass murders...

RVA Downtown , Free
Landscapes of Virginia and North Carolina
11am

Sixteen paintings by Richmond artist Bart Levy are on display at Toast American Bistro through October. These paintings evoke the peacefulness and zen-like...

Henrico , Free
Toddler Time
Richmond Public Library
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
Xavier Mary, Deepwater Horizon
1708 Gallery
11am

1708 Gallery announces Deepwater Horizon, an exhibition of sculpture, video, and appropriated objects by Belgian artist Xavier Mary. Deepwater Horizon...

RVA Arts District , Free
Africa's Art in Paint & Wood
Elegba Folklore Society
12pm

Visit Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center and take in Africa’s Art in Paint & Wood. Browse through this eclectic collection of batiks from Burkina...

RVA Arts District , Prices Vary
Artful Scavenger Hunt Studio Tour at Art Works!
Art Works Gallery
12pm

artober VA at Art Works It’s artober VA in Richmond, sponsored by CultureWorks. And at Art Works, all month long, we have an autumn artful scavenger hunt....

RVA Southside , Free
September/October Exhibitions
Artspace
12pm, 2pm

Richmond, VA – artspace will open five new gallery exhibitions, featuring a mixed media installation of large scale work by Baltimore artist Kim Rice,...

RVA Southside , Free
Sunday Reading Series - "The Black Cat"
The Edgar Allan Poe Museum
12:30pm

Part of the Poe Museum's Sunday Readings Series, this will be a dramatic reading by Dean Knight of Poe's story "The Black Cat" in the Poe Shrine. Hopefully...

RVA Downtown , $
Fall Festival at Richlands Dairy Farm
1pm

Every weekend in October you can visit this beautiful dairy farm and creamery and see exactly how your milk winds up in your glass AND have loads of fun! ...

Dinwiddie , $
Free Form Crochet Workshop
Scrap RVA
1pm

Freeform crochet can be used to create clothing, scarves, bags, and combined together to appliquéd on other finished garments. Join us for this form of...

RVA Arts District, RVA Northside , $
October 2019 Art Exhibits
Richmond Public Library
1pm

The following exhibits will be on display from Friday, October 3, 2019, through Tuesday, October 29, 2019: Gellman Room—Shapes, Shimmers and Shadows—every...

RVA Downtown , Free
Pet Portraits Through Screen Monoprint
Studio Two Three
1pm

Bring a photo or drawing of your pet and make a colorful screen monoprint. Each screen monoprint you will make is one of a kind! Using chalk pastels and...

RVA Northside , $$
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
Virginia Repertory Theatre
2pm

Starring beloved Richmond actors, Scott Wichmann and Alexander Sapp, this Tony Award-winner for Best Musical is a murderous, bawdy and outrageous romp,...

RVA Arts District , $$, Prices Vary
Broken Bone Bathtub
2pm, 4pm

Beginning its global journey in Tokyo in 2015, BROKEN BONE BATHTUB is an immersive theatre project taking place inside a bathtub, in an actual home. After a...

Chesterfield, Goochland, Henrico, RVA The Fan , $
Public Art Classes!
Wine & Design
2pm

Sign up, Show up, Sip up, PAINT! No artistic talent is needed as we guide you step-by-step to completing your very own masterpiece! Just sign up, show up and...

RVA The Fan , Prices Vary, $$
September/October Exhibitions
Artspace
2pm

Richmond, VA – artspace will open five new gallery exhibitions, featuring a mixed media installation of large scale work by Baltimore artist Kim Rice,...

RVA Southside , Free
Tuck Everlasting
Virginia Repertory Theatre
2pm

Natalie Babbitt's effervescent children's novel leaps from page to stage in this vibrant new musical. This Co-World Premiere, adapted from the 2016 Broadway...

RVA West End , $
Tosca
Virginia Opera
2:30pm

Puccini’s female characters sure had a thing for questionable men and sharp knives…Following last season’s sold-out and critically acclaimed production of...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary, $$, $$$
Metro Collection 1: Roderick Cox & David Lemelin
Richmond Symphony
3pm

The first in our Metro series will feature conductor Roderick Cox and David Lemelin on the clarinet. It will also include works by composers Dvořák,...

Ashland , $, Prices Vary
Broken Bone Bathtub
4pm

Beginning its global journey in Tokyo in 2015, BROKEN BONE BATHTUB is an immersive theatre project taking place inside a bathtub, in an actual home. After a...

Chesterfield, Goochland, Henrico, RVA The Fan , $
Falsettos
Richmond Triangle Players
4pm

A seamless pairing of March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, acclaimed Off Broadway musicals written nearly a decade apart, Falsettos is the tale of...

RVA Arts District , Prices Vary, $$
RVA Bachata Sunday
4pm

Free latin dance lesson at 4PM, social dance from 4:45-8PM. The event is free, all ages welcome, and no partners are needed. Two floors of dance space,...

RVA Downtown , Free
70's Classic Soul featuring The Whispers & Friends
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 , $$$
Cryptease 2: A Burlesque Tribute to Cryptozoology
Firehouse Theatre
7pm

$25 VIP tickets (includes reserved seating in the front two rows, a signed cast poster, complimentary raffle ticket, & a souvenir from Burlesque Right Meow!...

RVA The Fan , $
Grover Washington Jr. Tribute Show
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 , $$
The Rocky Horror Show
Richmond Triangle Players
7pm

Let’s Do the Time Warp Again! Brad and Janet confront the one and only Frank ‘N’ Furter in the greatest musical cult classic of our generation. A special...

RVA Arts District , Prices Vary, $$
BRAD MEHLDAU AND IAN BOSTRIDGE
Modlin Center for the Arts
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, $, $$

Sunday, October 20