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Saturday, October 27

6th Annual "Ladies First" Show & Raffle
Walton Gallery
12am

6th Annual "Ladies First" Show & Raffle is a group show featuring all females and opened October 13, 2018. This exhibition is made up of all women artists...

Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, Dinwiddie
Art Exhibits @ Main 2018
Richmond Public Library

The following exhibits will be on display for two months from Friday, September 7, 2018,through Tuesday, October 30, 2018: Gellman Room, Dooley Foyer &...

RVA Downtown , Free
BOGO Branch Museum Membership during artoberVA

During the month of October The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design is offering buy one get one free memberships to celebrate Culturework’s artoberVA! ...

RVA The Fan , Prices Vary
Elizabeth Van Lew Downloadable Walking Tour
Richmond Story House

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 , $
Gallery Show: Hal Horwitz: Our Native Orchids, A Retrospective
Weinstein JCC

Hal Horwitz was a Richmond pediatric dentist who took up photography as a hobby more than thirty years ago, developing a special interest in native orchids....

Henrico, RVA West End , Free
Monumental: Richmond’s Monuments (1607-2018)
The Valentine

Since Christopher Newport’s expedition planted a cross on the banks of the James River in 1607, Richmonders have marked the landscape to reflect their...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary
REMIX | Archival Oddities
Library of Virginia
12am

REMIX | Archival Oddities is a contest to inspire literal and figurative out-of-the-box ideas for cultural heritage collections. Archives aren’t just about...

Ashland, Charles City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, New Kent, Petersburg, Powhatan, RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan, Dinwiddie, Prince George , Free
Stitching Culture: Chinese Textiles from the Carver Collection
University of Richmond

Stitching Culture: Chinese Textiles from the Carver Collection on view February 8 through December 9, 2018, in the Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature,...

RVA West End , Free
Workplace Creativity Month!
Another Limited Rebellion

Keeping up with the pace of innovation today requires an unprecedented level of creativity in every aspect of business. Creativity is no longer an option –...

Ashland, Charles City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, New Kent, Petersburg, Powhatan, RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan, Dinwiddie, Prince George , Free
artoberVA Exhibits
Richmond Public Library

See orginal artwork by Nikkea Sharee, Julian Greene, and other Richmond-area artists on display during the month of October. Join us for a special opening...

RVA Southside , Free
unVeiled Essence at Elegba Folklore Society
Elegba Folklore Society

Painter, arts educator and percussionist, Orisegun Olomidun opens a new exhibition in Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center on October 5, 2018 entitled,...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , Free
MLK Bridge Mural Project
U.N.I.T.Y. Street Project
8am

UNITY Street Project is hosting a community paint day for the MLK Bridge project. Hamilton Glass and James Thornhill have worked in collaboration with the...

RVA Downtown , Free
Absurd Form" - by Justin Gaffrey
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
8:30am

"Absurd Form" New exhibit on display September 20 – November 11, 2018 Opening reception: Thursday, September 20, 2018, 6-8pm Justin Gaffrey’s work alludes...

Henrico , Free
"One Degree of Separation: Jordan Flower, Linda Hollett-Bazouzi, Coakley Brown"
Linda Hollett-Bazouzi
9am

The title for this show celebrates the many different ways in which these three artists are ‘related’ to each other. While all three landscape painters are...

Hanover , Free
Alice in Christmas Land
Next Star Arts Program
9am

Calling all kids! Be on stage with us as we perform 'Alice In Christmas Land' a Christmas Musical! All your favorite characters are here! White Rabbit,...

Henrico , $
Capturing Light and Color – Painting the Still Life in Pastel
Crossroads Art Center
9am

Capturing Light and Color – Painting the Still Life in Pastel Instructor: Maria Reardon Hosted by the MidAtlantic Pastel Society Contact Workshop...

Henrico , Prices Vary
True Sons of Freedom: A Photographic Exhibition
Library of Virginia
9am

This free exhibition at the Library of Virginia explores the stories of Virginia’s African American soldiers who served during World War I. More than just...

RVA Arts District , Free
(Im)permanence
10am

(Im)permanence invites the viewer into a dialogue between society, intimate spaces, and the fleeting moments that exist within nature and the permanence of...

RVA The Fan , $
About Beulah Gould Branch, Mrs. John Kerr Branch
10am

Information about Mrs. Beulah Branch, her life, and the work done this summer restoring her bedroom will be in the Long Gallery September 20th – November...

RVA The Fan , $
CMYK Screenprinting
Studio Two Three
10am

Cyan! Magenta! Yellow! Black! In this class we will cover separating a photographic image into four process colors, how to perfectly hand mix CMYK ink, and...

RVA Northside , $$
FOLK's ART 2018 Annual Exhibition & Sale
RVANest Antiques Art & Gifts
10am

The Gallery@Nest is proud to announce its annual FOLK’s ART exhibition and sale featuring the work of Melissa Burgess, Paul DiPasquale, Kate Duffy, Foust,...

RVA Southside , Free
Fall Festival at Richlands Dairy Farm
10am

This wonderful dairy farm welcomes families to showcase VA agriculture and demonstrate how we get our milk, while offering really fun activities for kids of...

Dinwiddie , $$, Prices Vary
Fighting for the Right to Fight
Black History Museum and Cultural Center
10am

New Exhibition opens September 28, 2018 In the years leading up to World War II, racial segregation and discrimination were part of daily life for most...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , $
Fine Arts & Flowers
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
10am

Fine Arts & Flowers is a must-see exhibition featuring more than 80 floral interpretations of works from VMFA’s permanent collection. These spectacular...

RVA Arts District, RVA The Fan , Free
For Art's Sake presents: Nova Scotia and Other Wanderings
For Art’s Sake Gallery
10am

For Art's Sake presents it's October exhibition, Nova Scotia and Other Wanderings. An exhibit showcasing locally recognized artists Kim Harding and Tami...

Ashland, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, RVA West End , Free
Fresh Paint Exhibition Opening Day
10am

Join us for the public exhibition opening of "Fresh Paint: Murals Inspired by the Story of Virginia," featuring murals by 10 Virginia artists inspired by...

RVA The Fan , $
Fresh Paint: Murals Inspired by the Story of Virginia
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
10am

This unprecedented exhibition brings together original large-scale artwork created by Virginia-based artists with historical objects, books, letters,...

RVA The Fan , $
Mood and Atmosphere in Watercolor with Christopher Wynn
For Art’s Sake Gallery
10am

"The sky in most watercolor landscapes tends to set the mood, atmosphere, and tone for the rest of the painting." - Christopher Wynn Learn to create mood...

Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, RVA West End , $$
Pandemic: Richmond
10am

May 10, 2018–January 6, 2019 Regular Museum Admission Price Pandemic: Richmond explores the repeated storms of disease that have swept through the city....

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , $
Plein Air at Pony Pasture; Oil Workshop with Julia Lesnichy
For Art’s Sake Gallery
10am

Immerse yourself in the beautiful colors of fall! With The James as your backdrop, focus on the ever-changing colors of a fall landscape. Oil master Julia...

Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, RVA West End , $$
Poe's Pumpkin Patch
The Edgar Allan Poe Museum
10am

This annual event features fun for the whole family! Feel free to come in costume, and plan for a fun day with face-painting, puppet-making, pumpkin...

RVA Downtown , $
Pretty Powerful: Fashion and Virginia Women
10am

April 26, 2018–January 27, 2019 Regular Museum Admission Price Drawing on the Valentine’s extensive collection of historic and contemporary costume, Pretty...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , $
Scarytown Halloween Flash Tattoo Day
Loose Screw Tattoo
10am

On Saturday, October 27th, 2018 Loose Screw Tattoo is once again proud to participate in Carytown’s Halloween celebration of “Scarytown”, a fun, community...

RVA West End , Prices Vary
Break Glass: Art by VL Cox
Virginia Holocaust Museum
11am

Through her art, Cox aspires to spark conversation about civil rights and equality, while also exploring the persistence of hate and injustice in America...

RVA Downtown , Free
Ed Trask Abstract Alleys & Jesus Beams Opening Reception
Glave Kocen Gallery
11am

Trask paints a brand new intimate collection that covers Richmond's back door alleyways to the heavens above the city as God Fingers shoot through the...

RVA The Fan , Free
Halloween Spooktacular
Richmond Symphony
11am

Come in your favorite costume and listen to the Richmond Symphony perform an array of musical goodies. Your special ghosts, goblins and princesses may even...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , $, $$, Prices Vary
Matt Lively’s Destructive Distillation
Glave Kocen Gallery
11am

Matt Lively has distilled his work down to its essence, paying tribute to the many artists that have influenced or supported his career. When Matt was in...

RVA The Fan , Free
OKTOBERFEST
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
11am

Celebrate fall, nature’s grand finale, with OktoberFest at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden — a day filled with live music, games and prizes, all included in...

Henrico , $
There's Just Us
Virginia Holocaust Museum
11am

August 11 and 12 marks the one-year anniversary of the Unite the Right protests that shook the quiet, central Virginia city of Charlottesville. The Virginia...

RVA Downtown , Free
October - November Exhibits @ Art Works
Art Works Gallery
12pm

See 6 new exhibits, tour 75 artist studios. The exhibits continue through November 17, 2018. Admission is free and open to the public. Exhibits include: ...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free
Studio 4 at Capital One Cafe, Carytown
Capital One Cafe , CultureWorks , Studio 4 Dance Company
12pm

Capital One Cafe Carytown and CultureWorks brings Studio 4 Dance Company to Carytown during the Richmond Zombie Walk for three performances and a "Thriller"...

RVA West End, RVA The Fan , Free
artspace's 30th Anniversary Biennial Members Exhibition
Artspace
12pm

artspace celebrates 30 years of art and performance with a free and open to the public biennial members’ exhibition

RVA Southside , Free
A Short History of Richmond - Reading and Signing
1pm

Overview of parts of Richmond's unique past. The book chronicles the rich and turbulent evolution of one of the oldest cities in the United States whose...

RVA West End , Free
House Hold
Sediment Gallery
1pm

House Hold Book release and pictures about death and f*cking ...an exhibition of works by Joan Gaustad and Michael Lease. Organized around their...

RVA Arts District, RVA The Fan , Free
RVA Origami
Richmond Public Library
1pm

RVA Origami folding meetup! All skill levels welcome. Basic supplies provided and no registration is required.

RVA Southside , Free
Zombie Appreciation Day
Richmond Public Library
1pm

Teens, join us for an afternoon of the walking dead. Gruesome games, creepy crafts, and a zombie makeup tutorial. Finish off the afternoon with a screening...

RVA Downtown , Free
"Witch!: a Halloween tale of Olde New England" A new play by Ray Carver
Three-Penny Theatre
2pm

“Witch!” tells the story of Essex, Massachusetts in 1692 when Bess, a young woman who lost her family in an Indian massacre, is taken in by the good people...

RVA West End , $
Cinema Saturdays @ Your Library!
Richmond Public Library
2pm

Once a month, come join us for a family friendly flick! We will provide a warm room and the popcorn. Feel free to bring your own snacks or drinks (for the...

RVA Northside , Free
GELLMAN ROOM CONCERT SERIES
Richmond Public Library
2pm

GELLMAN ROOM CONCERT SERIES Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan by John Corigliano presented by Margaret Taylor Woods, soprano, and Daniel Stipe,...

RVA Downtown , Free
Gellman Room Concert: "Mr. Tambourine Man:  Seven Poems of Bob Dylan"
Richmond Public Library
2pm

Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan€ by John Corigliano presented by Margaret Taylor Woods, soprano, and Daniel Stipe, piano.

RVA Downtown , Free
Halloween Hoopla
Children's Museum of Richmond
2pm

Spooky fun awaits at the Children's Museum of Richmond's 18th Annual Halloween Hoopla! Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 2:00pm to 7:00pm! Join us at CMoR...

RVA The Fan , $
Lego Club
Richmond Public Library
2pm

We provide the Legos- you design the build. Come create with us. Ages 5 and up with adult.

RVA East End , Free
Les Miserables
Altria Theater
2pm, 7:30pm, 8pm

Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables, direct...

RVA Arts District, RVA The Fan , $$
Literary Saturdays: Jezebel Unhinged: Loosing the Black Female Body in Religion and Culture
Black History Museum and Cultural Center
2pm

In Jezebel Unhinged, Tamura Lomax traces the use of the jezebel stereotype in the black church and black popular culture, showing how it is pivotal to...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , Free
Peter and the Starcatcher
SPARC - Youth Performing Arts
2pm, 7:30pm

A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious...

$
Paws to READ
Richmond Public Library
3pm

Readers through grade 5, can read with one of our Paws to READ dogs. Practice your reading skills in a low-stress environment and enjoy your canine reading...

RVA Northside , Free
"Of secrecy, the violet" Exhibition
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
6pm

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond presents an exhibition of work by New York City-based artist Elissa Levy, titled "Of secrecy, the violet." The show opens...

Free
Garden Glow at Maymont
Maymont, Robins Nature & Visitor Center
6pm

Brighten your nights this fall on a wondrous new journey through the Japanese Garden at Maymont. At the peak of fall colors, the garden will shine with...

RVA The Fan , Prices Vary
Halloween Unhappy Hour
The Edgar Allan Poe Museum
6pm

Join the Poe Museum for the last Unhappy Hour of the season! This event will feature exhibits, live music by Off the Cuff, a cash bar, light refreshments,...

RVA East End , $
Plays in the Passage: Mary and Her Monsters
Wilton House Museum
6pm

Join us for the first of our Plays in the Passage series. An intimate performance will take place in Wilton's historic passage celebrating the 200th...

RVA West End , $
DEN OF FEAR
Dogtown Dance Theatre
6:30pm

Den of Fear Haunted House Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, October 19-November 3 This October, terror comes to Richmond, VA! Need a Halloween thrill? Den of...

RVA Arts District , $
Petersburg Haunts Walking Tour of Old Towne Petersburg
Petersburg Area Regional Tourism
6:45pm

So much fun on Friday & Saturday nights 'til Halloween! This 90-minute walking tour is led by a costumed, lantern-carrying storyteller who will show you why...

Petersburg , $
"Witch!; a Halloween tale of Olde New England" A new play by Ray Carver
Three-Penny Theatre
7pm

“Witch!” tells the story of Essex, Massachusetts in 1692 when Bess, a young woman who lost her family in an Indian massacre, is taken in by the good people...

RVA West End , $
Les Miserables
Altria Theater
7:30pm, 8pm

Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables, direct...

RVA Arts District, RVA The Fan , $$
Peter and the Starcatcher
SPARC - Youth Performing Arts
7:30pm

A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious...

$
Songs From Bedlam
Firehouse Theatre
7:30pm

"Bedlam = late Middle English: The Hospital of St. Mary of Bethlehem, used as an asylum for the reception and treatment of the mentally ill; originally...

RVA The Fan , $$
Ghosts, Ghouls, & Scary Good Fun
HATTheatre
8pm

From stories about ghosts that have yet to move on, a femme fatale vampire intent on giving a nerdy lothario wanna-be a second chance, to a decidedly...

Gutenberg! The Musical!
Quill Theatre
8pm

In this two-man musical satire, a pair of aspiring playwrights perform a backers’ audition for their new project - a big, splashy musical about Johann...

RVA Downtown , $
Les Miserables
Altria Theater
8pm

Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables, direct...

RVA Arts District, RVA The Fan , $$
The Taters (Halloween Show)
The Tin Pan
8pm

Members: Craig Evans (vocals, bass, piano); Brad Tucker (vocals, guitar, bass); Greg Marrs (vocals, guitar, mandolin, banjo); Chris Mendez (vocals, drums,...

Henrico , $

Saturday, October 27