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Thursday, October 29

Don't miss this Halloween treat!  Find out more at https://3pennyplays.org/upcoming-productions/
Three-Penny Theatre

Come gather round the fire and enjoy Mark Twain telling you a trio of Halloween stories at midnight. Don't miss this video event on YouTube!

Free
Virtual Event
Artober Online Art Exhibit
Pamunkey Regional Library

Artober is coming up and we're looking for art from you for a virtual exhibit! Maybe you’re an established artist? Or maybe you just began exploring your...

Free
Virtual Event
CATharsis Pandemic Theatre
CAT Theatre

Chamberlayne Actors Theatre is pleased to present our first CATharsis Pandemic Theatre production. "It's Not You" is an original script performed by special...

Free
Virtual Event
Capitol Square Self Guided Walking Tour
The Valentine

Explore Richmond history with our self-guided Richmond History Tours. Each tour can be done at your own pace and includes route details, directions and the...

RVA Downtown , Free
HARRIET TUBMAN AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD: Video on Demand
Virginia Repertory Theatre

This stirring drama with music shares in the joys, sorrows, and challenges Harriet Tubman faced while courageously freeing herself and hundreds of others...

$
Virtual Event
Jackson Ward Self Guided Mural Walking Tour
The Valentine

Explore Richmond history with our self-guided Richmond History Tours. Each tour can be done at your own pace and includes route details, directions and the...

RVA Northside, RVA The Fan , Free
Group Photo!
Wine & Design

Sign-Up Pick-Up Sip-Up PAINT! Your reservation includes a take-home paint kit & access to a LIVE Zoom event - where our artist will take you step-by-step...

$$
Virtual Event
Oregon Hill Self Guided Walking Tour
The Valentine

Explore Richmond history with our self-guided Richmond History Tours. Each tour can be done at your own pace and includes route details, directions and the...

RVA Northside, RVA The Fan , Free
Richmond Cemeteries Self Guided Driving Tour
The Valentine

Explore Richmond history with our self-guided Richmond History Tours. Each tour can be done at your own pace and includes route details, directions and the...

RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Southside , Free
Swift Creek Mill Theatre's Young People's Playhouse
Swift Creek Mill Theatre

Since 1989, Swift Creek Mill Theatre has been providing quality educational plays that cobine learning with arts and culture. Our original producations...

Prices Vary, $$
Virtual Event
Hope for the Lamb Arts Hopewell Billboard Project, by Federico Infante
Lamb Center for Arts and Healing

This fall, seven artists with a heart, heritage, or home in Hopewell present their interpretations of the community they love in an immersive city-wide...

Hopewell , Free
Exhibit: Symbiotic Systems
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
8:30am

Free exhibit on display Sept 17 - Nov 8. Muralist, Nico Cathcart explores the connections between humans and the species that populate the earth alongside us...

Henrico , Free
Haunting Poems
Lamb Center for Arts and Healing
9am

This Halloween, Lamb Arts and The Illuminated Stage Theatre Company are thrilled to bring you goosebump-inducing performances of our favorite haunting poems...

Free
Virtual Event
Storywalk @ West End Branch Library:  The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
Richmond Public Library
9am

Need a break from screens? Stop by the West End Branch Library and follow The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything on a storywalk! Start on the...

RVA West End , Free
Unfinished Business
Library of Virginia
9am

Despite ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1920, many people in the United States were denied the right to vote because of...

RVA Downtown , Free
A 60-times life size praying mantis
Science Museum of Virginia
9:30am

Featuring six enormous, robotic insects ranging from 40 to 120 times larger than life size; stations allowing guests to identify insect sounds, better...

RVA The Fan , Prices Vary
Book Babies
Richmond Public Library
10am

Join us for a fun and interactive story, music and play for babies from birth to 17 months with their caregiver.

RVA Southside , Free
Book Babies
Richmond Public Library
10am

Interactive story, music and play for babies from birth - 17 months with their caregiver.

RVA West End , Free
Create A Pumpkin Patch @ Your Library!
Richmond Public Library
10am

The West End Library is growing a pumpkin patch! Use the link below to print a pumpkin, decorate and bring it to the library. We'll add it to our window to...

RVA West End , Free
Ghoulish Goodies
The Edgar Allan Poe Museum
10am

Are your kids a little too normal? Help them turn out weird by bringing them to the Poe Museum this October. We’ll provide them with a ghoulish goodie or a...

RVA Downtown , $
Jordan Shanks Presents: Love Letters to America Part II
10am

The show will feature photography and a short film by Jordan Shanks. The Virginia native and Howard University graduate has traveled the country documenting...

RVA Northside , Free
LIVE Preschool Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10am

Join us LIVE via Zoom for an interactive storytime for ages 2-5. After registration, you will receive a Zoom link for the event.

Free
Virtual Event
Paradox of Liberty: Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello Exhibition
10am

The Paradox of Liberty: Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello exhibition conveys the experiences and perspectives of the 607 enslaved African Americans who lived...

$
Pumpkin Poe-Down
The Edgar Allan Poe Museum
10am

Between October 20 and November 1, bring your pocket change to the museum to vote for your favorite pumpkin, decorated by some of our talented neighbors and...

RVA Downtown , $
Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities
10am

Dive into one of the most astonishing underwater discoveries of all time. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken...

RVA The Fan , Prices Vary, $
LIVE Book Babies and Toddlers Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Join us LIVE via Zoom for an interactive Book Babies and Toddler storytime. We will be doing lap bounce rhymes, songs, stories, and movement. Please register...

Free
Virtual Event
Two balls, One Strike by David Short
Bella Arte Gallery
11am

David's show of 15 original oil paintings is an invitation to crimes, capers, questions & a dash of adrenaline! Show will be up through November. Stop by as...

Chesterfield , Prices Vary
Toddler Time
Richmond Public Library
11am

Join us for fun and interactive stories, music and play for ages 18-36 months with their caregiver.

RVA Southside , Free
Judith Anderson Bolivia Series #5
Artspace
12pm

Artspace, a non-profit gallery for the visual and performing arts, is pleased to present the 2020 Members' Biennial celebrating its 32nd Anniversary and...

RVA Southside , Free
Sara Henry
Art Works Gallery
12pm

Breakthrough by Sara Henry is the featured exhibit in October. Sara is from Alaska, now lives in Arkansas and brings her three dimensional ceramic paintings...

RVA Southside , Free
Open Studio -- Artists at Work
12pm

Visit Eclectica! Art Gallery in Midlothian to watch, learn, hang out, discuss techniques, materials, inspiration and frustration with in-house artist Sandhi...

Chesterfield , Free
VIRTUAL BOOK TALK  The Campaign for Woman Suffrage in Virginia
12pm

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment! Join us for a talk with the authors of The Campaign for Woman Suffrage in Virginia, a new book that...

Free
Virtual Event
READ Center
Richmond Public Library
1pm

The Read Center's mission is to help adults with low-level literacy develop basic reading and communication skills. Classroom instruction, one-to-one...

RVA East End , Free
Celebrating the Full American Experience - through Fashion
Woven Orbits Theater
2pm

A continuation of the Woven Orbits edutainment learning series where we showcase some of America's ethnic, cultural and religious minorities. This short...

Free
Virtual Event
A Celebration of Poetry
4pm

The Poetry Society of Virginia is sponsoring a virtual celebration of poetry 4-7 PM on Oct. 29. Agenda: 4 PM Teaching Your Words to Dance Workshop 5 PM...

Free
Virtual Event
Extended Hours
The Edgar Allan Poe Museum
5pm

Come see the Poe Museum in the evening! We will have extended hours of 5pm to 9pm on Thursday, October 22 and Thursday, October 29. We will still follow our...

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

Brighten your autumn nights on a wondrous light-filled journey through Maymont, in a NEW LOCATION this year showcasing the historic architecture and gardens...

RVA The Fan , $
Hotel X
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
7pm

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Richmond Jazz Society present VA's finest Jazz artists featured in a 1-hour performance and informal chat with VMFA host...

Free
Virtual Event
Fall Keynote: Larry Ward
The Innerwork Center
7pm

Thursday, October 29 from 7:00-9:00pm Keynote Event with Dr Larry Ward, ‘Seeing Clearly in 2020’ Participants will receive the Zoom link after...

$
Virtual Event
In-Person | Virtual Beginner Salsa Footwork and Partnering Concepts (no partner needed)
Dogtown Dance Theatre
7pm

Looking for something new and fun to do while social distancing? Learn to Salsa dance!!! This class is a progressive four week series for beginner level...

RVA Southside , $$
In-Person | Virtual Weekly Salsa Footwork Challenge (NOT BEGINNER)
Dogtown Dance Theatre
8pm

Each week SCDC instructors will teach a different salsa footwork combination to a specific song (like a mini-choreo). This will be a fun, fast paced class...

RVA Southside , $
Virtual Production: SHE KILLS MONSTERS: VIRTUAL REALMS
VCUarts Theatre
8pm

She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms follows Agnes Evans, a high schooler in Ohio who thinks of herself as the world’s most average teenager—until her little...

$, Prices Vary
Virtual Event

Thursday, October 29