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Saturday, October 20

6th Annual "Ladies First" Show & Raffle
12am
Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, Dinwiddie

6th Annual "Ladies First" Show & Raffle is a group show featuring all females (6th Annual "Ladies First" Show & Raffle is a group show featuring all females...

Art Exhibits @ Main 2018
RVA Downtown , Free

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

BOGO Branch Museum Membership during artoberVA
RVA The Fan , Prices Vary

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! ...

Elizabeth Van Lew Downloadable Walking Tour
RVA East End , $

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...

Monumental: Richmond’s Monuments (1607-2018)
RVA Downtown , Prices Vary

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...

REMIX | Archival Oddities
12am
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

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...

Stitching Culture: Chinese Textiles from the Carver Collection
RVA West End , Free

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,...

WRIR On Air Celebration
Chesterfield, Henrico, RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan

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...

Workplace Creativity Month!
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

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 –...

artoberVA Exhibits
RVA Southside , Free

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...

unVeiled EsSence Opens at Elegba Folklore Society
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , Free

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

MLK Bridge Mural Project
8am
RVA Downtown , Free

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...

Absurd Form" - by Justin Gaffrey
8:30am
Henrico , Free

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

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

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...

Alice in Christmas Land
9am
Henrico , $

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,...

Oakwood Arts East End Quilt Collective: Come Make a Cyanotype!
9am
RVA East End , Free

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...

Poe Film Festival
9am
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , Free

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...

True Sons of Freedom: A Photographic Exhibition
9am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

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...

(Im)permanence
10am
RVA The Fan , $

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

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

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...

FOLK's ART 2018 Annual Exhibition & Sale
10am
RVA Southside , Free

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,...

Fall Festival at Richlands Dairy Farm
10am
Dinwiddie , $$, Prices Vary

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...

Family Storytime
10am
RVA Southside , Free

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...

Fighting for the Right to Fight
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $

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...

For Art's Sake presents: Nova Scotia and Other Wanderings
10am
Ashland, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, RVA West End , Free

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

Pandemic: Richmond
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $

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

Pretty Powerful: Fashion and Virginia Women
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $

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

RVA Booklovers' Festival
10am
RVA Downtown , Free

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...

Toward The Unknown Region, Antarctica Landscapes
10am
Chesterfield , Free

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

The Reader's Friend Book Store
10:30am
Hopewell , Free

The Reader's Friend Book Store offers gently used books, cds, and dvds for bargain prices. Proceeds benefit all ARLS libraries.

Break Glass: Art by VL Cox
11am
RVA Downtown , Free

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

Classic Movie Saturdays- Hopewell
11am
Hopewell , Free

Join us for a family movie in Hopewell!

Ed Trask Abstract Alleys & Jesus Beams Opening Reception
11am
RVA The Fan , Free

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...

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

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...

Hull Street Festival 2018
11am
RVA Southside , Free

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

Local Hero Appreciation
11am
Colonial Heights , Prices Vary

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...

Matt Lively’s Destructive Distillation
11am
RVA The Fan , Free

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...

Passion Colors Everything
11am
RVA Southside , Free

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...

Southside Book & Writers Club
11am
RVA Southside , Free

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....

Stories at the Museum
11am
RVA The Fan , $

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...

There's Just Us
11am
RVA Downtown , Free

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...

VA Czech & Slovak Folklife Festival
11am
Prince George , Free

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...

Vintage Monster Movie Marathon
11am
Henrico , Free

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...

CCR Skylight Gallery Show
12pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Southside , Free

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

Chalking It Up for artoberVA!
12pm
Henrico , Free

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,...

Imagine Festival 2018
12pm
RVA Southside , Free

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...

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

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

September/October Exhibitions
12pm
RVA Southside , Free

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

Beats, Rhymes, & Life: Youth Music Showcase
1pm
RVA Northside , Free

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...

Halloween Paper Marbling
1pm
RVA Northside , $$

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

House Hold
1pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA The Fan , Free

House Hold Book release and pictures about death and f*cking Joan Gaustad + Michael Lease 09.21.2018 - 11.11.2018 ...an exhibition of works by Joan...

Cinema Saturdays @ Your Library!
2pm
RVA Northside , Free

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...

Citizen Science: Birding with Author Maria Gianferrari
2pm
Henrico , Free

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...

Special FX Makeup
2pm
RVA Southside , Free

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...

Count Dracula: Sep 15 - Oct 20
2:30pm, 8pm
Colonial Heights, Chesterfield , Prices Vary

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...

Fancy Me Mad!
5:30pm
RVA East End , $

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...

"Of secrecy, the violet" Exhibition
6pm
Free

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...

Closing reception, bidding ends for Elisabeth Flynn-Chapman photo benefit for artspace and Richmond SPCA
6pm
RVA Southside , Free

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

Library of Virginia Literary Awards Celebration
6pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $$$

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

DEN OF FEAR
6:30pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $

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...

Petersburg Haunts Walking Tour of Old Towne Petersburg
6:45pm
Petersburg , $

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...

ComedySportz
7pm
Henrico, RVA West End

ComedySportz is improvisational comedy played as a sport, with two teams and a referee taking suggestions from the loyal fans and creating scenes, games and...

Gallery Opening & Show: Hal Horwitz: Our Native Orchids, A Retrospective
7pm
Henrico, RVA West End , Free

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....

Legends on Grace - LET ME BE FRANK
7pm
RVA Downtown , $, $$

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...

Richmond Crape Myrtles by Mary Arzt
7pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

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

Songs From Bedlam
7:30pm
RVA The Fan , $$

"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...

Altria Masterworks 2: Beethoven & Bernstein’s 100th Celebration
8pm
Prices Vary

The second Altria Masterworks concert of the season features the Richmond Symphony with violinist Joan Kwuon under the baton of Music Director Steven Smith,...

Amy Helm
8pm
Henrico , $$

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,...

Beethoven & Bernstein's 100th Celebration
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , $$, $$$, Prices Vary

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

Count Dracula: Sep 15 - Oct 20
8pm
Colonial Heights, Chesterfield , Prices Vary

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...

Gutenberg! The Musical!
8pm
RVA Downtown , $

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...

HallowQueen: A Brutal Burlesque & Variety Show 10/20
8pm
RVA Downtown , $

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...

The Giz
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA The Fan , $$

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...

Elisabeth Flynn-Chapman photograph auction to benefit artspace and Richmond SPCA
9pm
RVA Southside , Free

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

Solo Cup
9:30pm
Henrico, RVA West End , $

For the late night crowd. Four improvisers compete individually through short form games and scenes, all based on audience suggestions. No matter what is...

PurpleLife RVA
10pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $

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

Saturday, October 20