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Friday, October 19

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
WRIR On Air Celebration
WRIR 97.3

From October 15 - 24, WRIR 97.3 FM will celebrate the community of volunteers who make Richmond Independent Radio come alive, and the community of listeners...

Chesterfield, Henrico, RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan
Workplace Creativity Month!

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
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
CreativeMornings
CreativeMornings RVA
8:30am

CreativeMornings is a global speaker series for the creative community. The Richmond chapter features free coffee, breakfast and an inspiring talk from a...

RVA Downtown , 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
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 District , Free
"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
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
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 , $
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
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 , $$
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 , $
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 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 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 District, RVA Downtown , Free
6th Annual "Ladies First" Show & Raffle
Walton Gallery
3pm

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
48-to-Create
4pm

Experience VisArts’ newest event, a weekend-long make-a-thon called 48-to-Create! Got an art project you’ve been meaning to finish? Want to start something...

RVA The Fan , Free
Pumpkin Decorating
Richmond Public Library
4:30pm

Join us and decorate a pumpkin for your Halloween festivities! Just bring you imagination, pumpkins and art supplies will be provided! For all ages.

RVA Southside , Free
Science After Dark: Glow!
Science Museum of Virginia
5pm

Science is fun. But it's more fun when it glows in the dark! Head to the Science Museum of Virginia for this special Science After Dark and make glow-in-the...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , $
"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
Art Meets Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award
6pm

The Library of Virginia and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts present the Art in Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award. This year’s winner is Donna M. Lucey...

RVA Arts District , $
Clarence Singleton - Seminar Series
RVA Creative Wellness Center
6pm

Clarence Singleton is a motivational speaker, author, a retired United States Marine, a veteran of the Vietnam War, and a Purple Heart Medal recipient. Mr....

RVA The Fan , Prices Vary
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 , $
An Evening of Songs & Stories Feat. Georgia Rogers Farmer
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
7pm

Friday, October 19, 2018, 7:00 pm Tickets: $17 Advance, $21 at the door.Singer, actor and cabaret artist Georgia Rogers Farmer takes the stage for an...

Henrico , $
Fountain Bookstore Presents An Evening with Nathaniel Philbrick
7pm

Fountain Bookstore is pleased to present an evening with National Book Award Winner and Pulitzer Prize Finalist Nathaniel Philbrick, who will speak in the...

RVA The Fan , Free, $, Prices Vary
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 District , Free
DOVER QUARTET WITH PETER SERKIN
Modlin Center for the Arts
7:30pm

With its burnished warmth, incisive rhythms, and natural phrasing, the Dover Quartet’s distinctive sound has helped confirm its status as “the young American...

RVA West End , Prices Vary
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 , $$
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 , $
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 , $$
Vexine (special guest Barrelhouse)
The Tin Pan
8pm

VEXINE is sexy, supercharged rock from Richmond, Virginia. The group features front woman Sarah Gleason on vocals, Paul Pearce on lead guitar and vocals,...

Henrico , $

Friday, October 19