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Friday, October 26

4th Friday Art Shows and Halloween Fun @ Art Works!
Art Works Gallery

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...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free
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
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
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 , $
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 , $
Fine Arts & Flowers
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
10am

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

RVA Arts District, RVA The Fan , Free
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
Mood and Atmosphere in Watercolor with Christopher Wynn
For Art’s Sake Gallery
10am

"The sky in most watercolor landscapes tends to set the mood, atmosphere, and tone for the rest of the painting." - Christopher Wynn Learn to create mood...

Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, RVA West End , $$
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
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
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
2 Local Authors give a book talk & signing
Bella Arte Gallery
3pm

Writers Steven Smith & Libby McNamee at 3 pm Writing a book takes hard work and persistence, but with recent innovations in independent publishing, it’s...

Chesterfield , 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
S.T.E.A.M. It Up Friday
Richmond Public Library
4pm

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...

RVA Northside , Free
"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
30th Anniversary Party and Biennial Exhibition Opening
Artspace
6pm

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....

RVA Southside , Free
Fresh Paint Opening Cocktail Reception with Artist Conversations
6pm

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...

RVA The Fan , $$
Ha Ha Happy Hour
RVA Laugh Club
6pm

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

RVA The Fan , Free
Masquerade Ball @ RVA Creative Wellness
RVA Creative Wellness Center
6pm

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! ...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , Prices Vary
ROBLOX Teen Lock-In
Richmond Public Library
6pm

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

RVA Southside , Free
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 , $
"Witch! ; a Halloween tale of olde New England" A new play by Ray Carver
Three-Penny Theatre
7pm

“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...

RVA West End , $
Capitol Steps - Oct 25-28
7pm

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...

Henrico , $$
Poetry Night at (the cafe formerly known as) Zata!
River City Poets
7pm

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...

RVA Southside , Free
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
KATE LINDSEY AND BAPTISTE TROTIGNON, "THOUSANDS OF MILES"
Modlin Center for the Arts
7:30pm

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...

RVA West End , Prices Vary
Les Miserables
Altria Theater
7:30pm, 8pm

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

RVA Arts District, RVA The Fan , $$
Peter and the Starcatcher
SPARC - Youth Performing Arts
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
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 , $$
Cyrus McCormick & The Reapers
The Tin Pan
8pm

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...

Henrico , $
Ghosts, Ghouls, & Scary Good Fun
HATTheatre
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!
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 , $
Les Miserables
Altria Theater
8pm

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

RVA Arts District, RVA The Fan , $$

Friday, October 26