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artoberVA 2019 Events

Sunday, November 10

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
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
Edward Hopper and the American Hotel
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
10am

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents the premiere of Edward Hopper and the American Hotel, the first in-depth study of hospitality settings depicted in...

RVA The Fan , $
Hamilton and The Virginians
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
10am

The “ten-dollar Founding Father” will take over the Virginia Museum of History & Culture to coincide with the Virginia tour of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s...

RVA The Fan , Prices Vary
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
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
SUSIE GANCH, "HAVE A NICE DAY"
Quirk Gallery
10am

“Please recycle this bag.” “Please reuse this bag.” “Get an enviro-credit of 10 cents by refusing a new plastic bag.” Feel good about yourself and these...

RVA Downtown , Free
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
Jesse Chun, enunciating silence and
1708 Gallery
11am

1708 is pleased to present enunciating silence and, a solo exhibition of new and recent work by Jesse Chun on view from November 1 - December 8. Through...

RVA Arts District , 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
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
October - November Exhibits @ Art Works!
Art Works Gallery
12pm

6 new exhibits are on display from 12 pm - 6 pm Tuesdays - Sundays. The exhibits continue through November 16, 2019. Admission is free and open to the...

RVA Southside , Free
ThinkSmall10 - 10th Biennial International Miniature Invitational Exhibition
Artspace
12pm

artspace opens the tenth installment of the ever-popular Biennial Miniature International Invitational, ThinkSmall10, on Friday, November 8. 2019 from 6 - 9...

RVA Southside , Free
Weinstein JCC Art & Gift Boutique
Weinstein JCC
12pm

The Weinstein JCC Art & Gift Boutique is a NEW holiday fair as part of The Fife Davis Family Annual Jewish Book Fair & Gift Shop. The event will feature over...

RVA West End , Prices Vary
Basic Linoleum-Event Space
Studio Two Three
1pm, 6pm

Linoleum printing is a fun and easy way to create a relief print. Students will learn how to take a drawing to a print and learn tricks for printing and...

RVA Northside , $$
Contested Spaces: 2019 Harnett Biennial of American Prints
University of Richmond
1pm

The 12th competitive national exhibition celebrating contemporary printmaking by artists throughout the US.

RVA West End , Free
November 2019 Art Exhibits
Richmond Public Library
1pm

The following exhibits will be on display from Friday, November 1, 2019, through Tuesday, December 3, 2019: Gellman Room & Dooley Foyer—Exhibit by the...

RVA Downtown , Free
Put it on a Tee
Studio Two Three
1pm

Looking to start up your own t-shirt printing business? Interested in taking your screenprinting skills to the next level? Want to print sweet swag for your...

RVA Northside , $$
 Real to Reel: The Monuments Men (PG-13)
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
2pm

Ever wonder how historically accurate our favorite films really are? Come and enjoy the movie, Monuments Men. James Triesler, Director of Education at the...

Henrico , $
13 the Musical
Cadence Theatre Company
2pm

Geek. Poser. Jock. Beauty Queen. Wannabe. These are the labels that can last a lifetime. With an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer,...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , $$
Richmond Ballet's STUDIO ONE
Richmond Ballet
2pm, 4pm

Ancient Airs and Dances Choreography by Stoner Winslett Music by Ottorino Respighi World Premiere by Ma Cong In honor of Artistic Director...

RVA Downtown , $$, $$$, Prices Vary
SPARC Presents: Little Shop of Horrors
SPARC - Youth Performing Arts
2pm

Feed the need for musical hilarity with this delicious sci-fi smash about a man-eating plant! Get your tickets...

RVA Downtown , $$, Prices Vary
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 , $
GreenSpring Academy of Music Presents Virginia Sampler: The History of Music in Virginia
GreenSpring International Academy of Music
3pm

Music lovers are invited to enjoy the dynamic evolution of music in Virginia from Pre-Revolutionary to the fresh sounds of young composers and musicians from...

RVA West End , Free
Metro Collection 2: Chia-Hsuan Lin & Neal Cary
Richmond Symphony
3pm

The second performance in our Metro series will feature conductor, Chia-Hsuan Lin and Neal Cary on the cello. It will also include works by composers...

Ashland , $, Prices Vary
Sense and Sensibility at TheatreVCU
VCUarts Theatre
3pm

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Adapted by Kate Hamill * Based on the novel by Jane Austen * Directed by Wes Seals Jane Austen’s 19th-century novel takes the stage...

RVA Arts District , $
The Dora L. Lewis Family & Child Development Center and Kids’ Place Present: An Afternoon with Sheldon Low
Weinstein JCC
3:30pm

Join us for a fun, family concert! The Weinstein JCC is excited to be hosting renowned, Jewish musician, Sheldon Low, for a weekend of events that will be...

RVA West End , $
Lombardi
Firehouse Theatre
4pm

LOMBARDI is a play about obsession, perfection, and winning -- which were the defining characteristics of famed Green Bay Packers coach Vince...

RVA Downtown , $, $$, 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
Richmond Ballet's STUDIO ONE
Richmond Ballet
4pm

Ancient Airs and Dances Choreography by Stoner Winslett Music by Ottorino Respighi World Premiere by Ma Cong In honor of Artistic Director...

RVA Downtown , $$, $$$, Prices Vary
Basic Linoleum-Event Space
Studio Two Three
6pm

Linoleum printing is a fun and easy way to create a relief print. Students will learn how to take a drawing to a print and learn tricks for printing and...

RVA Northside , $$
Garden Glow at Maymont
Maymont, Robins Nature & Visitor Center
6pm

Brighten your autumn nights on a wondrous journey through the Japanese Garden at Maymont. The garden will shine with dramatic light displays for an...

RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , $, Prices Vary
Eric Gales
7pm

On 8th February 2019, Eric Gales returns with his brand new album ‘The Bookends’ on Provogue/Mascot Label Group and it features collaborations with B. Slade,...

Henrico, RVA West End , $$
AN EVENING WITH LEO KOTTKE
Modlin Center for the Arts
7:30pm

Master guitarist Leo Kottke returns to the Modlin Center for an evening of acoustic guitar and humor. Wit, charm, and mesmerizing finger-picking wrap around...

RVA West End , Prices Vary, $, $$
Classical Incarnations
Classical Revolution RVA
7:30pm

This season's fresh chamber jams! No cover. Doors at 7:30 pm, music at 8:00 pm. Incarnations is the most chill way to get to know your city's classical...

RVA The Fan , Free

Sunday, November 10