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Friday, October 26

4th Friday Art Shows and Halloween Fun @ Art Works!
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free

See 6 new exhibits, meet the artists, tour 75 artist studios, and wear your Halloween costume to compete for prizes. And of course, for the children—there’s...

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,...

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...

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...

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

(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,...

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...

Fine Arts & Flowers
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA The Fan , Free

Fine Arts & Flowers is a must-see exhibition featuring more than 80 floral interpretations of works from VMFA’s permanent collection. These spectacular...

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...

Crochet Club
10:30am
RVA Northside , Free

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...

Story Time - Carson
10:30am
Hopewell , Free

This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join:...

Storytime and a Healthy Snack!
10:30am
RVA East End , Free

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

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...

CHANNELS - ON VIEW THROUGH 10/27
1pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , Free

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

6th Annual "Ladies First" Show & Raffle
3pm
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...

S.T.E.A.M. It Up Friday
4pm
RVA Northside , Free

S.T.E.A.M.:HALLOWEEN GHOST PUMPKIN SCIENCE ERUPTION! We will explore learning how to erupt a pumpkin using baking soda, vinegar, and dish soap. Â Sign up...

"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...

30th Anniversary Party and Biennial Exhibition Opening
6pm
RVA Southside , Free

artspace celebrates 30 years of art and performance with a free and open to the public party, live music and the opening of its biennial members’ exhibition....

Fresh Paint Opening Cocktail Reception with Artist Conversations
6pm
RVA The Fan , $$

Join us for a special reception in celebration of the opening of Fresh Paint! Take in ten unique, large-scale murals inspired by objects from our...

Ha Ha Happy Hour
6pm
RVA The Fan , Free

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

Masquerade Ball @ RVA Creative Wellness
6pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , Prices Vary

Black and white will be the colors of this year’s Masquerade Ball! Get ready for an evening of celebration and support of the RVA Creative Wellness Center! ...

ROBLOX Teen Lock-In
6pm
RVA Southside , Free

For grades 6-12: Sign up for an after hours ROBLOX party! Pizza will be provided for this total teen takeover of the library.

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...

"Witch! ; a Halloween tale of olde New England" A new play by Ray Carver
7pm
RVA West End , $

“Witch!” tells the story of Essex, Massachusetts in 1692 when Bess, a young woman who lost her family in an Indian massacre, is taken in by the good people...

Capitol Steps - Oct 25-28
7pm
Henrico , $$

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 7:00 pm Friday, October 26, 2018,7:00 pm Sunday, October 28, 2018, 2:30 pm Sunday, October 28, 2018, 5:00 pm Tickets $47Claim...

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....

Poetry Night at (the cafe formerly known as) Zata!
7pm
RVA Southside , Free

Poetry is back at 5047 Forest Hill Ave... and you don't want to miss it! Open mic poetry night at the Westover Hills cafe formerly known as Zata is always a...

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 ...

KATE LINDSEY AND BAPTISTE TROTIGNON, "THOUSANDS OF MILES"
7:30pm
RVA West End , Prices Vary

Closing the distance between classical music and Broadway, between the old and new worlds, between opera and jazz, Thousands of Miles was born out of an...

Les Miserables
7:30pm, 8pm
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...

Peter and the Starcatcher
7:30pm
$

A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious...

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...

ComedySportz ST. BALDRICK'S SPECIAL!
8pm
Henrico, RVA West End , $

Every year, we support the St. Baldrick's Foundation in their efforts to raise money in teh fight against childhood cancer. This amazing night features a...

Cyrus McCormick & The Reapers
8pm
Henrico , $

The transistor radio was invented in 1954 and, over the next two decades, billions were sold. Music was everywhere: at the beach, in a restaurant, at the...

Ghosts, Ghouls, & Scary Good Fun
8pm

From stories about ghosts that have yet to move on, a femme fatale vampire intent on giving a nerdy lothario wanna-be a second chance, to a decidedly...

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...

Les Miserables
8pm
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...

Friday, October 26