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artoberVA 2019 Events

Saturday, November 2

"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
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
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
Basic Screenprinting
Studio Two Three
10am

In this workshop, we’ll cover the basics of screen printing. You'll see how to coat and expose a screen, review types of images appropriate for screen...

RVA Northside , $$
Creative-In-Residence Open Studio
Children's Museum of Richmond
10am

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

Henrico, RVA West End , $
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 , $
FRY-JEFFERSON MAP SOCIETY FALL LECTURE  Richmond City Planning: Evolution Through Maps
Library of Virginia
10am

The Fry-Jefferson Map Society hosts this presentation by Mark A. Olinger, director of the Department of Planning and Development Review for the City of...

RVA Downtown , Free
Friends of RPL Book Sale
Richmond Public Library
10am

Calling all book lovers! You'll find thousands of hardback & paperback books, Children's books, CDs, DVDs, and more at great prices! Proceeds benefit library...

RVA Downtown , 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
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
SPARCFest - Fall Festival
SPARC - Youth Performing Arts
10am

Introducing SPARCFest! A family-friendly festival of fun, food, activities, performances, and more! Gather the whole family and bring along some new friends...

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
Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) Annual Business Meeting
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Greater Richmond, VA, Chapter, AAHGS Annual Business Meeting

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
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 , $
We Do LEGO® Robotics Club
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Kids in grades 2-6, join us for our monthly We Do LEGO Robotics Club. Learn about robotics, teamwork, problem solving, and engineering through designing,...

RVA Downtown , Free
Atlantic Union Bank LolliPops 1: Wild Wild West
Richmond Symphony
11am

Bring the cowboys and cowgirls in your life for a rootin’ tootin’ good time with music celebrating the Wild West. Enjoy music from Copland, John Williams,...

RVA Downtown , $, Prices Vary
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
The Basics: Adobe Creative Suite
Studio Two Three
11am

Whether you’re a beginner to Adobe, or trying to learn a different approach, in this workshop you will learn the top techniques, tips and tricks within the...

RVA Northside , $$$
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
Who is Downtown? Workshop
University of Richmond
12pm

Do you live, work, or play in downtown Richmond? Richmond artist Jonathan Lee, the University of Richmond Downtown, and Boatwright Library’s Book Arts...

RVA Downtown , 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
Pamela K. Kinney's Haunted Event
Book People
1pm

Author Pamela K. Kinney’s “Virginia’s Haunted Historic Triangle: Williamsburg, Yorktown, Jamestown and Other Locations” goes even deeper into the ghostly...

RVA West End , Free
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 , $$
Hogwarts Orientation
Richmond Public Library
2pm

Attention Harry Potter fans! You've been accepted to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and are called to attend an orientation meeting. You are...

RVA Southside , Free
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 , $
Young Adult Virginia Author (YAVA) Celebration
Richmond Public Library
2pm

Join us for Richmond Public Library's annual YAVA Celebration. Meet and mingle with your favorite Virginia young adult authors. Ask the authors your most...

RVA Downtown , Free
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
Date Paint&Sip 1st Saturdays
Old Towne Studio 7
6:30pm

EVERY 1st Saturday, is Date Nite Paint Party: 1st one to register can (almost always; I might have already chosen) pick the painting out!!! You come paint,...

Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, Prince George , $$
First 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...

RVA West End , $
Louis C.K.
7:30pm, 10pm

Six-time Emmy Award winner Louis C.K. has released over eight stand up specials including Shameless, Chewed Up, Hilarious, Word - Live at Carnegie Hall...

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
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 , $$
Broadway at the Mill:  An evening with Jason Marks
Swift Creek Mill Theatre
8pm

Award-winning singer and actor Jason Marks brings his beautiful vocals to the intimacy of the Mill room for two amazing nights, featuring music from the...

Chesterfield , $$
David Roth Concert at the Shady Grove Coffeehouse
8pm

On Saturday, November 2, the Shady Grove Coffeehouse continues its nineteenth season with a concert by award-winning singer-songwriter-guitarist-pianist...

Hanover, Henrico , $
Louis C.K.
10pm

Six-time Emmy Award winner Louis C.K. has released over eight stand up specials including Shameless, Chewed Up, Hilarious, Word - Live at Carnegie Hall...

RVA Downtown , $$, Prices Vary

Saturday, November 2