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Tuesday, October 23

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,...

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...

Break Glass: Art by VL Cox
9am
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...

There's Just Us
9am
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...

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...

Fall 2018 Painting Classes with Curney Nuffer
10am
Henrico , $, $$

Session 1 Mondays, October 1–December 3* | 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Session 2 Tuesdays, October 2–December 4* | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. *No classes during...

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....

Plein Air at Pony Pasture; Oil Workshop with Julia Lesnichy
10am
Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, RVA West End , $$

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...

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...

September-October Exhibits at Crossroads Art Center
10am
Henrico , Free

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

Book Babies
10:30am
RVA Downtown , Free

BOOK BABIES: Join our story time designed to be fun and educational for both children and adult! Enjoy our interactive story, music, finger plays and rhymes...

Family Storytime
10:30am
RVA Northside , Free

Join us for a fun-filled, interactive family storytime! Enjoy songs, rhymes, books and activities for ages 0-5 with an adult.

Story Time- McKenney
10:30am
Hopewell , Free

Join us for story time!

The Great American Read Finale
10:30am
Henrico , Free

Read along with The Great American Read and come watch the finale episode of the PBS program with us.

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...

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...

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...

 Mixed Media Painting Classes with Susan Stuller
1pm

Choose from Tuesday or Wednesday sessions Tuesdays | 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays | 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Classes begin on August 1, 2018, and are...

Young Artist Workshop: Artober Tuesdays
2pm
RVA The Fan , $

Come out and join us in the art studio at the Children’s Museum of Richmond Downtown for an exciting and creative workshop that explores various materials...

Little Artist: Blow Paint Monsters
4pm, 4:30pm
RVA Northside , Free

Little Artist: Blow Paint Monsters Join us as we create monster hair art using a straw and waterpaint. Sign up by calling or stopping by! *Ages 3-7!*

Story Warriors
4pm
RVA East End , Free

The Story Warriors are listening for a few great kids who would like to add their voice to the group! Coached by Les Schaffer, they have presented tales from...

Little Artist: Blow Paint Monsters
4:30pm
RVA Northside , Free

Little Artist: Blow Paint Monsters Join us as we create monster hair art using a straw and waterpaint. Sign up by calling or stopping by! *Ages 3-7!*

Little Scientist
4:30pm
RVA Southside , Free

Join us for story time and activity stations as we explore the human body! For ages 3-6.

 Painting the Nude Human Form with Curney Nuffer
6pm
Henrico , $, $$

* No class during Thanksiving week “The nude does not simply represent the body, but relates it, by analogy, to all structures that have become part of our...

"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...

'Erasing Institutional Bias' Book Launch
6pm
RVA West End, RVA The Fan , Free

Join us for a book discussion & signing with Tiffany Jana & Ashley Diaz Mejias in celebration of their new book Erasing Institutional Bias: How to Create...

HPG Chamber Presents: Artober with Danny Riddle
6pm
Hopewell , Free

HPG Chamber of Commerce and Tourism presents a month of arts programming at Guncotton Coffee & Gallery in Downtown Hopewell. Come celebrate and explore local...

Happy Hour Poetry
6pm

Break out of the work week routine with a dose of hot verse at Firehouse! Featuring a showcase poet, an open mic sign up for those with a verse or two to...

Let's Make a Movie
6pm
RVA Northside , $$

In this four-day workshop, students will learn filmmaking basics, from compelling vacation movies with their cell phone, or surfer vids with their GoPro...

Spooky Print Relief Cards
6pm
RVA Northside , $$

Print vintage inspired Halloween cards with linoleum block printing techniques. This class will cover the basics of linoleum carving and also multiple color...

Words in Fire: Poetry Happy Hour
6pm
RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , $

Despite the dropping temps outside, we're keeping things hot at Firehouse with another evening of Words on Fire! Join us for a night of showcase & open mic...

Animation Panel
6:30pm
RVA Southside , $, Prices Vary

Featuring Anh Do, Bobby Craig, and Elias Dancey. VPA members - FREE Non-member guests - $5 (Cash/check at the door/online) ANH DO: Anh has been a...

Courthouse Creek Cider's Fall Concert Series at The Highpoint
7pm
RVA West End, RVA The Fan , Free

Join us out back in our courtyard next to Courthouse Creek Cider every Tuesday & Thursday in October for live music, cider, and delicious food trucks. 10/9...

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....

Ghosts Walk At Night
7pm
Hanover , $

Is Hanover Tavern haunted? Decide for yourself! Tour the haunted Tavern, Old Stone Jail, and Historic Courthouse with Transcend Paranormaland hear ghostly...

The Great American Read Finale
7pm
Henrico , Free

Read along with The Great American Read and come watch the finale episode of the PBS program with us.

Les Miserables
7:30pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA The Fan , $$

Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables, direct...

Jim Messina
8pm
Henrico , $$$

Few musical artists résumés list membership in a band inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame; fewer still can lay claim to being a founding member of the...

Tuesday, October 23