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Saturday, October 20

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
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
"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 , $
Oakwood Arts East End Quilt Collective: Come Make a Cyanotype!
Oakwood Arts + P35
9am

Oakwood Arts Presents: A community arts-based approach to the commemoration of East End Cemetery Learn to make a sun-printed fabric square to add to our...

RVA East End , Free
Poe Film Festival
9am

We Are Poe The Poe Film Festival, held in Richmond in late autumn, is a weekend celebration of talented college and independent filmmakers who are inspired...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , 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
(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 , $
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
Family Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10am

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
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 , $
RVA Booklovers' Festival
10am

The Festival will serve as an opportunity for writers and readers across the state of Virginia to come together, share ideas, and celebrate their love of the...

RVA Downtown , 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
The Talking Drum:  African & African American Folktales and Music
Elegba Folklore Society
10:45am, 11:45am

BE IN OUR AUDIENCE! "THE TALKING DRUM" SAT, 10/20 The drum is a legendary communications tool -- a punctuating teller of life as it happens. This lively...

Henrico , Free
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
Fall into Wellness: Community Health & Wellness Festival
11am

Fall into Wellness is a community event for all ages promoting health & wellness in fun, creative ways. It will be a day filled with live music, games for...

RVA Downtown , Free
Hull Street Festival 2018
11am

Join us for Live Music, Food, Antique Car Show, Kids Zone, Fashion Show (4:30pm), and more! Hull Street between Commerce Road & Cowardin Avenue.

RVA Southside , Free
Local Hero Appreciation
Side Street Gallery
11am

Side Street Gallery will be hosting a fundraiser/auction for the Colonial Heights Police and Fire/EMS Departments. We will be having a live auction as well...

Colonial Heights , 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
Passion Colors Everything
The Well Art Gallery
11am

The Well Art Gallery will feature art from Austin (Auz) Miles and Martin Underwood during the 10th Annual Hull Street Festival! AUSTIN "AUZ" MILES While...

RVA Southside , Free
Southside Book & Writers Club
Richmond Public Library
11am

Southside Book and Writers Club (SBWC) strives to promote diversity in reading and writing. This club is dedicated to the advancement and education of all....

RVA Southside , Free
Stories at the Museum
11am

This family friendly program features special educator-led readings of children's history books and a craft activity. Stories at the Museum programs are open...

RVA The Fan , $
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
VA Czech & Slovak Folklife Festival
11am

A wonderful family festival that shares the culture of the Czrch & Slovak families who settled on abandoned farms after the Civil War. The traditional music...

Prince George , Free
Vintage Monster Movie Marathon
Henrico County Public Library
11am

Get your spooky shivers in black and white with the masters Karloff, Lugosi, and others. 10:00 AM The Picture of Dorian Gray Dorian wants his painted...

Henrico , Free
The Talking Drum:  African & African American Folktales and Music
Elegba Folklore Society
11:45am

BE IN OUR AUDIENCE! "THE TALKING DRUM" SAT, 10/20 The drum is a legendary communications tool -- a punctuating teller of life as it happens. This lively...

Henrico , 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
Chalking It Up for artoberVA!
CultureWorks
12pm

Come out to Short Pump Towne Center to help create a fun, fall chalk mural for artoberVA! Sarah Apple, of Lucky Signs RVA and chalk artist extraordinare,...

Henrico , Free
Imagine Festival 2018
12pm

The City of Richmond invites all its residents to the 14th annual Imagine Festival to celebrate the richness of our communities. As it is tradition, the...

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
Beats, Rhymes, & Life: Youth Music Showcase
1pm

Support the local youth of Richmond! BEATS, RHYMES, & LIFE YOUTH MUSIC SHOWCASE THAT PROVIDES LOCAL RICHMOND YOUTH AGES 14-18 WITH A CHANCE TO DISPLAY...

RVA Northside , Free
Halloween Paper Marbling
Studio Two Three
1pm

Learn the traditional technique of marbling paper! In this 3-hour workshop, we will experiment and explore multiple patterns. Marbling is great for...

RVA Northside , $$
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
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
Citizen Science: Birding with Author Maria Gianferrari
Henrico County Public Library
2pm

Ages 4 and up. Maria Gianferrari, author of 2018-19 Virginia Reader's Choice Award nominated title Coyote Moon, will join us to talk hawks, urban ecology and...

Henrico , Free
Special FX Makeup
Richmond Public Library
2pm

Join us as L.B. Beauty Academy staff and students teach us the ins and outs of special effects makeup. Learn to make cuts, sores, bruises and more to get...

RVA Southside , Free
Count Dracula: Sep 15 - Oct 20
Swift Creek Mill Theatre
2:30pm, 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
3rd Saturday Documentaries:  I Am Not Your Negro
Elegba Folklore Society
5pm

3RD SATURDAY DOCUMENTARIES SAT, 10/20 5P, FREE EFS CULTURAL CENTER Iconic writer James Baldwin (1924 - 1987), novelist, playwright and essayist, tells the...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , Free
Fancy Me Mad!
St. John's Church, St. John's Church
5:30pm

St. John’s Church Foundation and the Poe Museum present Fancy Me Mad!, our fall event honoring the spirits of the season, All Hallow’s Eve, as well as master...

RVA East End , $
"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
Closing reception, bidding ends for Elisabeth Flynn-Chapman photo benefit for artspace and Richmond SPCA
Artspace
6pm

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

RVA Southside , Free
Library of Virginia Literary Awards Celebration
6pm

The Library of Virginia Literary Awards Celebration features keynote speaker Susan Orlean, whose latest work, The Library Book, will be published on October...

RVA Arts District , $$$
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 , $
Legends on Grace - LET ME BE FRANK
Richmond Performing Arts Alliance
7pm

They are considered legends of Richmond theatre stages, often sharing the songs and musings of the music and theatre legends of yesteryear. Join us for this...

RVA Downtown , $, $$
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
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 , $$
Amy Helm
8pm

Amy Helm sought what she calls a “circular sound” for her new album. It’s a well-rounded one, one marked by streaks of Americana, country, blues, and gospel,...

Henrico , $$
Beethoven & Bernstein's 100th Celebration
Richmond Symphony
8pm

Featuring violinist Joan Kwuon, the Richmond Symphony looks forward to celebrating the works of composers Beethoven and Bernstein in the second performance...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , $$, $$$, Prices Vary
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 , $
HallowQueen: A Brutal Burlesque & Variety Show 10/20
Boom Boom Basics
8pm

Boom Boom Basics Burlesque & Performing Arts Studio presents, "HALLOWQUEEN" 10/20 at Gallery5 Well behaved women seldom make history...and we aim to make a...

RVA Downtown , $
The Giz
Altria Theater
8pm

The District of Columbia has a rich history of arts and entertainment within areas such as the historic U St. Corridor, once known as “Black Broadway.” The...

RVA Arts District, RVA The Fan , $$
Elisabeth Flynn-Chapman photograph auction to benefit artspace and Richmond SPCA
Artspace
9pm

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

RVA Southside , Free
PurpleLife RVA
Purple Life RVA
10pm

"Thoughts of pretty you and me, Erotic City come alive!" BUY PRE-SALE: Boomboombasics.com/purplelife Richmond's provocative nightlife experience,...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , $

Saturday, October 20