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Friday, October 12

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
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 & Cultural 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 & Cultural 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 & Cultural District, 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
Break Glass: Art by VL Cox
Virginia Holocaust Museum
9am

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
Sophie Treppendahl, "Skinnydip Daydreams And A Striped Shirt"
Quirk Gallery
9am

Sophie Treppendahl's newest solo show, Skinnydip Daydreams And A Striped Shirt, opens in Quirk's Pink Gallery on Thursday, August 9 and continues through...

RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free
There's Just Us
Virginia Holocaust Museum
9am

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
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 & Cultural District , Free
Intermediate Genealogy Workshop: Private Papers Collections at the Library of Virginia
Library of Virginia
9:30am

In addition to state and county records, the Library of Virginia holds nongovernment papers such as Bible records, family papers, letters, organization...

RVA Downtown , $
"One Degree of Separation: Jordan Flower, Linda Hollett-Bazouzi, Coakley Brown"
Linda Hollett-Bazouzi
10am

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
(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 , $
Elisabeth Flynn-Chapman photograph auction to benefit artspace and Richmond SPCA
Artspace
10am

artspace and Richmond SPCA shared fundraiser Richmond, VA - artspace is pleased to announce an online auction of digital photography by Elisabeth...

RVA Southside , Free
Elizabeth Van Lew Downloadable Walking Tour
Richmond Story House
10am

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 , $
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 Book Sale
10am

Need to read? Join us for the Fall Book Sale at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture on Thursday, October 11 — Sunday, October 14. We have thousands of...

RVA The Fan , Free
For Art's Sake presents: Nova Scotia and Other Wanderings
For Art’s Sake Gallery
10am, 5pm

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
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 & Cultural District, 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 & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $
RAG: 2018
Randolph Macon College - Flippo Gallery
10am

The Flippo Gallery of Randolph-Macon College is proud to present an exhibition of work from RAG: the Richmond Artists' Group, a loose collection of artists...

Ashland , Free
RSOL Designer House
Richmond Symphony
10am

Richmond Symphony Orchestra League’s 18th Designer House will feature the renowned Holly Lawn estate in Richmond’s Hermitage Road Historic District. This...

RVA Northside , Prices Vary
September-October Exhibits at Crossroads Art Center
Crossroads Art Center
10am

Crossroads Art Center has the privilege of hosting the opening reception for the following featured exhibitions. Come to explore our new exhibitions and...

Henrico , Free
Toward The Unknown Region, Antarctica Landscapes
Bella Arte Gallery
10am

Artist Jos Biviano's Antarctica Landscapes are Original Paintings based on Captain Robert F. Scott's fatal Terra Nova Antarctica Expedition of 1910 - 1912....

Chesterfield , Free
Crochet Club
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Meet us every Friday to learn how to knit and crochet. Bring your own materials or just use ours! This class is open to all levels of knowledge and open for...

RVA Northside , Free
Storytime and a Healthy Snack!
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Families are welcome to enjoy a story focusing on healthy food and fun, followed by a healthy snack prepared by Sequoia Ross.

RVA East End , 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
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
CCR Skylight Gallery Show
Camera Club of Richmond
12pm

This Camera Club of Richmond invites you to Art Works' "4th Friday" social event kicking off their Skylight Gallery Show for October (#artoberVA). Eighteen...

RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Southside , Free
September - October Exhibits @ Art Works
Art Works Gallery
12pm

See these exhibits 12 - 6 PM, Tuesdays - Sundays through October 20, 2018. Admission is free and open to the public. Exhibits Include: Trumperie and...

RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free
September/October Exhibitions
Artspace
12pm

Exhibitions September 28 - October 21, 2018 Richmond, VA – artspace is pleased to present five new gallery shows, featuring artists Matthew Grimes, Gerry...

RVA Southside , Free
CHANNELS - ON VIEW THROUGH 10/27
Candela Books and Gallery
1pm

Candela Books + Gallery is pleased to present CHANNELS, a group exhibition featuring photographs and mixed media works by Courtney Johnson, Lisa Kokin, and...

RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , Free
Gayle Barber Painting Demonstration & talk
Bella Arte Gallery
2pm

Bella Arte Gallery is celebrating #ArtoberVA Every Friday in October with an exciting event! On October, 12th Gayle Barber will give a live painting...

Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Powhatan, RVA Southside , Free
Origami
Richmond Public Library
4pm

Join us as we learn how to fold unique origami creations! Recommended ages 12 but everyone is invited. Supplies provided by the library.

RVA Southside , Free
S.T.E.A.M. It Up Friday
Richmond Public Library
4:30pm

S.T.E.A.M.: Fall Dissolving Candy! We will explore with a variety of fall candy to see which will dissolve the fastest. Sign up by calling or stopping...

RVA Northside , Free
For Art's Sake presents: Nova Scotia and Other Wanderings
For Art’s Sake Gallery
5pm

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
Second Fridays at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond
5pm

It’s just like the First Friday Art Samplers that you know and love, but on the second Friday of each month. First-come, first-serve sign-ups for these...

RVA The Fan , $
"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
Community Cubes @ Richmond Folk Festival
Art on Wheels
6pm

Art on Wheels, a Richmond nonprofit that brings comprehensive art programming to local communities with limited access to the arts, is debuting our newest...

RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free
Friday For the Arts
Petersburg Area Art League
6pm

The second Friday of every month, downtown Petersburg hosts an evening celebrating the arts called "Friday for the Arts." PAAL holds its opening reception...

Petersburg , Free
Ha Ha Happy Hour
RVA Laugh Club
6pm

Join RVA Laugh Club this Friday (and every Friday) and give yourself the gift of laughter, connection and community with Laughter Yoga. Created by...

RVA The Fan , Free
Second Fridays: Wine Tasting
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
6pm

Taste different wines from around the world — reds, whites, sparkling, and more. Refine your palate and learn about different winemaking regions from a...

RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free
The Richmond Folk Festival
Venture Richmond
6pm

Last year this festival attracted more than 220,000 people to downtown Richmond's riverfront to celebrate the roots, richness and variety of American culture...

Free
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 , $
Richmond Crape Myrtles by Mary Arzt
Anne’s Visual Art Studio
7pm

New Pen & Ink Drawings by Mary Arzt opens First Friday October 5tth with Reception from 7-10PM & Live Acoustic Music by Leach ...

RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free
Clean Dry Socks:  Diary of a Doughboy
River City Community Players
8pm

River City Community Players (formerly Huguenot Community Players) presents “Clean Dry Socks: Diary of a Doughboy,” a new play by Richmond playwright Michael...

Chesterfield , $
Count Dracula: Sep 15 - Oct 20
Swift Creek Mill Theatre
8pm

This witty, wonderful and often funny re-telling of the legendary story about the suave Count with a lust for blood will usher in the autumn season here at...

Colonial Heights, Chesterfield , Prices Vary
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 , $
Mama's Blacksheep w/ guest Kyle Davis
The Tin Pan
8pm

Mama’s Black Sheep is the soulful collaboration of singer-songwriters Ashland Miller (guitar/vocals) and Laura Cerulli (drums/vocals). Together, this duo...

Henrico , $$
Street Scene by Kurt Weill
Virginia Opera
8pm

Hailed by critics as the first truly “American Opera,” and winner of the very first Tony Award for Best Original Score (1947), Street Scene mixed comedy,...

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
8pm

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME September 21 - October 14, 2018 Virginia Rep's November Theatre 114 W. Broad Street Written by Simon...

Prices Vary
The Laramie Project
Richmond Triangle Players
8pm

Following the brutal and senseless murder of a local young gay man, one small Wyoming town comes face to face with the reality and aftermath of cruel...

RVA Northside , $$

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