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Saturday, October 27

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,...

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...

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,...

Capturing Light and Color – Painting the Still Life in Pastel
9am
Henrico , Prices Vary

Capturing Light and Color – Painting the Still Life in Pastel Instructor: Maria Reardon Hosted by the MidAtlantic Pastel Society Contact Workshop...

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...

CMYK Screenprinting
10am
RVA Northside , $$

Cyan! Magenta! Yellow! Black! In this class we will cover separating a photographic image into four process colors, how to perfectly hand mix CMYK ink, and...

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...

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...

Fresh Paint Exhibition Opening Day
10am
RVA The Fan , $

Join us for the public exhibition opening of "Fresh Paint: Murals Inspired by the Story of Virginia," featuring murals by 10 Virginia artists inspired by...

Fresh Paint: Murals Inspired by the Story of Virginia
10am
RVA The Fan , $

This unprecedented exhibition brings together original large-scale artwork created by Virginia-based artists with historical objects, books, letters,...

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...

Poe's Pumpkin Patch
10am
RVA East End , $

Children of all ages are encouraged to come in costume and enjoy pumpkin decorating, creating your own raven puppet, and playing fun games at the annual...

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...

Scarytown Halloween Flash Tattoo Day
10am
RVA West End , Prices Vary

On Saturday, October 27th, 2018 Loose Screw Tattoo is once again proud to participate in Carytown’s Halloween celebration of “Scarytown”, a fun, community...

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...

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...

Halloween Spooktacular
11am
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , $, $$, Prices Vary

Come in your favorite costume and listen to the Richmond Symphony perform an array of musical goodies. Your special ghosts, goblins and princesses may even...

Lollipops 1: Halloween Spooktacular
11am

Come in your favorite costume and listen to the Richmond Symphony perform an array of musical goodies. Your special ghosts, goblins and princesses may even...

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...

OKTOBERFEST
11am
Henrico , $

Celebrate fall, nature’s grand finale, with OktoberFest at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden — a day filled with live music, games and prizes, all included in...

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...

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

See 6 new exhibits, tour 75 artist studios. The exhibits continue through November 17, 2018. Admission is free and open to the public. Exhibits include: ...

artspace's 30th Anniversary Biennial Members Exhibition
12pm
RVA Southside , Free

artspace celebrates 30 years of art and performance with a free and open to the public biennial members’ exhibition

A Short History of Richmond - Reading and Signing
1pm
RVA West End , Free

Overview of parts of Richmond's unique past. The book chronicles the rich and turbulent evolution of one of the oldest cities in the United States whose...

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...

RVA Origami
1pm
RVA Southside , Free

RVA Origami folding meetup! All skill levels welcome. Basic supplies provided and no registration is required.

Zombie Appreciation Day
1pm
RVA Downtown , Free

Teens, join us for an afternoon of the walking dead. Gruesome games, creepy crafts, and a zombie makeup tutorial. Finish off the afternoon with a screening...

"Witch!: a Halloween tale of Olde New England" A new play by Ray Carver
2pm
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...

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...

GELLMAN ROOM CONCERT SERIES
2pm
RVA Downtown , Free

GELLMAN ROOM CONCERT SERIES Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan by John Corigliano presented by Margaret Taylor Woods, soprano, and Daniel Stipe,...

Gellman Room Concert: "Mr. Tambourine Man:  Seven Poems of Bob Dylan"
2pm
RVA Downtown , Free

Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan€ by John Corigliano presented by Margaret Taylor Woods, soprano, and Daniel Stipe, piano.

Halloween Hoopla
2pm
RVA The Fan , $

Spooky fun awaits at the Children's Museum of Richmond's 18th Annual Halloween Hoopla! Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 2:00pm to 7:00pm! Join us at CMoR...

Lego Club - STEM
2pm
RVA East End , Free

We provide the Legos- you design the build. Come create with us. Ages 5 and up with adult.

Les Miserables
2pm, 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...

Literary Saturdays: Jezebel Unhinged: Loosing the Black Female Body in Religion and Culture
2pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , Free

In Jezebel Unhinged, Tamura Lomax traces the use of the jezebel stereotype in the black church and black popular culture, showing how it is pivotal to...

Peter and the Starcatcher
2pm, 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...

Studio 4 at Capital One Cafe, Carytown
2pm
RVA West End, RVA The Fan , Free

Capital One Cafe Carytown and CultureWorks brings Studio 4 Dance Company to Carytown during the Richmond Zombie Walk for three performances and a "Thriller"...

Paws to READ
3pm
RVA Northside , Free

Readers through grade 5, can read with one of our Paws to READ dogs. Practice your reading skills in a low-stress environment and enjoy your canine reading...

"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...

Garden Glow at Maymont
6pm
RVA The Fan , Prices Vary

Brighten your nights this fall on a wondrous new journey through the Japanese Garden at Maymont. At the peak of fall colors, the garden will shine with...

Halloween Unhappy Hour
6pm
RVA East End , $

Join the Poe Museum for the last Unhappy Hour of the season! This event will feature exhibits, live music by Off the Cuff, a cash bar, light refreshments,...

Plays in the Passage: Mary and Her Monsters
6pm
RVA West End , $

Join us for the first of our Plays in the Passage series. An intimate performance will take place in Wilton's historic passage celebrating the 200th...

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...

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....

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...

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...

The Taters (Halloween Show)
8pm
Henrico , $

Members: Craig Evans (vocals, bass, piano); Brad Tucker (vocals, guitar, bass); Greg Marrs (vocals, guitar, mandolin, banjo); Chris Mendez (vocals, drums,...

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...

Saturday, October 27