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artoberVA 2019 Events

Saturday, November 16

"New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond" Exhibition
Library of Virginia
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
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
Creative-In-Residence Grand Reveal
Children's Museum of Richmond
10am

Come out to the Children’s Museums of Richmond Downtown location for your chance to engage and say goodbye to our Creative-In-Residence Nastassja Swift....

RVA The Fan , $
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
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
November 2019 Art Exhibits
Richmond Public Library
10am

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
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
Sundry Souls: Views. Values. Vibrancy
Black History Museum and Cultural Center
10am

Sundry Souls is a collection of work created by 17 artists who are as diverse as the images depicted in their creations. Yet, they share the common thread of...

RVA Downtown , $
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
Family Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Join us for a fun-filled, interactive story time! Story time aims to instill a love of reading with songs, rhymes, books and activities for ages 0-5 with an...

RVA Southside , Free
P.A.W.S. to Read with Sprite's Hero Therapy Dogs
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Sign up for a 20 minute slot to read to a therapy dog. Build reading confidence and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with Sprite's Hero....

RVA Southside , Free
Tuck Everlasting
Virginia Repertory Theatre
10:30am, 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 , $
Weaving Workshop
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Join local artist Laura Mae as she teaches basic weaving techniques. You'll use yarn, natural materials and items found in nature to create beautiful,...

RVA Downtown , Free
Family Movie Time
Richmond Public Library
11am

Welcome to the showing of a fun and family friendly movie! Enjoy with snacks! For more details contact: 804-646-4768.\ November 16 - Secret Life of Pets...

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
Southside Writers Club
Richmond Public Library
11:30am

SBWC members will be at the East End Branch for a writer's workshop and information gathering session. Join us if you have questions about writing and...

RVA East 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
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
Diary of a Broken Mind
Book People
1pm

Anne Moss Rogers' and Charles Rogers' powerful “Diary of a Broken Mind: A Mother's Story, A Son's Suicide, and the Haunting Lyrics He Left Behind,” focuses...

RVA West End , Free
Hour of Code with CoderDojo
Richmond Public Library
1pm

CoderDojo's mission is to introduce kids to technology and programming and inspire them to become "digital producers" instead of just being "digital consumers".

RVA Downtown , Free
Paper Marbling
Studio Two Three
1pm

Learn the traditional technique of marbling paper! In this 3-hour workshop, we will experiment and explore multiple patterns. Marbling is great for...

RVA Northside , $$
13 the Musical
Cadence Theatre Company
2pm, 8pm

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 , $$
SPARC Presents: Little Shop of Horrors
SPARC - Youth Performing Arts
2pm, 7:30pm

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 , $
Greater Richmond Chorus - Concert
Greater Richmond Chorus
3pm

Join the Greater Richmond Chorus, a division of Sweet Adelines International, with the 2018 International Quartet Champions, Lustre, for an afternoon musical...

Hopewell , $
Friends and Family Day
Culture4MyKids
4pm

3rd Saturday is Friends and Family Day With Culture4MyKids. Every 3rd Saturday, we are doing something collective to celebrate arts, culture, and education....

RVA Downtown , $
Fireworks Spectacular at The Diamond
5pm

Join the VMHC and Flying Squirrels for a night of family-friendly programming, with fireworks choreographed to selections from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway...

RVA The Fan , Prices Vary, $$
Let's Make Flowers
Chesterfield Historical Society
5:45pm

Come join us to learn the art of making these traditional paper flowers from Bonita Flowers Inc. These oversized poinsettias will make your home the envy of...

Chesterfield , $$
Let's Make a Snowman
Chesterfield Historical Society
5:45pm

Join us for a fun night of creating your choice of either one of these playful snowmen! Your $35.00 ticket includes paint supplies, recycled palletized...

Chesterfield , $$
High On Fire w/ Power Trip, Devil Master, and Creeping Death
6pm

High On Fire Formed by Pike and Kensel in 1998, High on Fire started attracting attention in the metal underground, first with the 1999 High on Fire demo,...

RVA The Fan , $$
Opera: Touch of Elegance
Institute for Contemporary Art
6pm

A new ICA commissioned opera by Richard Kennedy titled Touch of Elegance about a small-town black hair salon and the neighboring 90s streetwear store “Shaw’s...

RVA Arts District , Free
InLight Richmond 2019
1708 Gallery
7pm

Organized by 1708 Gallery, InLight is a FREE, public exhibition of light-based art and performances. Each year, InLight features sculpture, video, and...

RVA East End , Free
Third Saturday Ballroom Dance
USA Dance - Richmond, Chapter #6006
7pm

Monthly dance sponsored by the Richmond Chapter of USA Dance, a non-profit devoted to the promotion of ballroom dancing as a sport and as a recreational...

Henrico , $
Lombardi
Firehouse Theatre
7:30pm

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
SPARC Presents: Little Shop of Horrors
SPARC - Youth Performing Arts
7:30pm

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

RVA Downtown , $$, Prices Vary
Sense and Sensibility at TheatreVCU
VCUarts Theatre
7:30pm

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 , $
13 the Musical
Cadence Theatre Company
8pm

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 , $$
Altria Masterworks 3: Chia-Hsuan Lin & Eduardo Rojas
Richmond Symphony
8pm

The third performance in our masterworks series will feature conductor Chia-Hsuan Lin and guest artist Eduardo Rojas, piano. It will also include works by...

RVA Downtown , $$, $$$, Prices Vary
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Swift Creek Mill Theatre
8pm

A different story every night! Based on Charles Dickens’ final unfinished novel, this hilarious whodunit invites the audience to solve its mystery by...

Chesterfield , $$
Times Square Angel
Richmond Triangle Players
8pm

New York, 1948. Irish O’Flanagan is the tough as nails, red-headed headliner of the Club Intime. A lifetime of hard knocks has left her bitter and with a...

RVA Arts District , Prices Vary, $, $$

Saturday, November 16