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Friday, October 5

#ArtoberVA...Antarctica's Fatal Terra Nova Expedition in Photographs
Bella Arte Gallery

On Oct. 5 we kick off #ArtoberVA with our Published & International Award Winner, & Antarctican Society plus New Zealand Antarctica Society member, Artist...

Chesterfield, Ashland, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Powhatan, 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
Art Exhibits @ Main 2018 & First Friday @ Main
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
Artober Exhibits at Hull Street Library

See original artwork by Nikkea Sharee, Julian Greene, Unicia Buster, Jerome and Jermoyah Jones, and Paris Allen, all Richmond-area artists on display during...

RVA Southside , 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
MODERN QUILT GUILD AUCTION
Studio Two Three

EVENT TIMEFRAME: 7-10 PM PARTIAL PROCEEDS GO TOWARDS STUDIO This event has a Google Hangouts video call. Join:...

RVA Northside , 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
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
Dawn Wadsworth's solo show, "Extenison"
Quirk Gallery
9am

Artist's reception Thursday, September 6, 5 - 8 pm Kendra Dawn Wadsworth's solo show, Extenison, will be featured in Quirk's Main Gallery as well as The...

RVA Arts District , Free
Sophie Treppendahl, "Skinnydip Daydreams And A Striped Shirt"
Quirk Gallery
9am

Sophie Treppendahl's newest solo show, Skinnydip Daydreams And A Striped Shirt, opens in Quirk's Pink Gallery on Thursday, August 9 and continues through...

RVA Arts District , 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 , $
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
Love Letters & Recipes: Researching Historical Fiction
Library of Virginia
10am

Civil War history books tell us about battles and politicians, but what did ordinary people read in the newspaper? What did they eat for breakfast? Details...

RVA Downtown , $
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 , $
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 , $
RAG: 2018
Randolph Macon College - Flippo Gallery
10am

The Flippo Gallery of Randolph-Macon College is proud to present an exhibition of work from RAG: the Richmond Artists' Group, a loose collection of artists...

Ashland , Free
RSOL Designer House
Richmond Symphony
10am

Richmond Symphony Orchestra League’s 18th Designer House will feature the renowned Holly Lawn estate in Richmond’s Hermitage Road Historic District. This...

RVA Northside , Prices Vary
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
Toward The Unknown Region, Antarctica Landscapes
Bella Arte Gallery
10am

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

Chesterfield , 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
Artist Gallery Talk
12pm

Artists Brittany Nelson and Danishta Rivero present a gallery talk and walk-through for their exhibition "Warm Worlds and Otherwise"

RVA West End , Free
CCR Skylight Gallery Show
Camera Club of Richmond
12pm

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

RVA Arts District, RVA Southside , Free
September - October Exhibits @ Art Works
Art Works Gallery
12pm

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

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free
S.T.E.M. Halloween Candy
Richmond Public Library
4:30pm

Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics Join us for S.T.E.M. projects for ages 6-12. This month we will be experimenting with Halloween Candy!

RVA Southside , Free
First Fridays Art Walk
RVA First Fridays
5pm

Join us for the Downtown Neighborhood's monthly art walk! Galleries, shops, restaurants, non-profits, and more open their doors in celebration of art and...

RVA Arts District , Free
Manchester Manifest's First Fridays at Brewer's Cafe
Manchester Manifest
5pm

Arts. Music. Food. Drinks. Vendors. Community. Every First Friday in Manchester, Richmond, VA we highlight and engage several local businesses, artists,...

RVA Southside , Free
unVeiled Essence at Elegba Folklore Society
Elegba Folklore Society
5pm

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
First Fridays with RPAA
CSz Richmond
5:30pm

First Fridays with RPAA presents an evening of family-friendly improv, featuring players from ComedySportz Richmond! The first rule of improv: Always Say...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , 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
Art Junction Chili Throwdown at VisArts
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
6pm

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond will host its Fifth Annual Art Junction Chili Throwdown on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018 from 6 to 9 p.m. Over 20 restaurants...

RVA The Fan , $
ArtoberVA First Friday Opening Reception
Richmond Public Library
6pm

Join us for an opening reception with entertainment, refreshments, and a chance to meet the artists whose work is on display for the month of October.

RVA Southside , Free
Ed Trask Abstract Alleys & Jesus Beams Opening Reception
Glave Kocen Gallery
6pm

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
Edit: Simulacrum
6pm

Cross-over event with Center Church and Gallery Edit around the original artwork of Jared Boggess to be used for zines in their October sermon series.

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
Matt Lively’s Destructive Distillation
Glave Kocen Gallery
6pm

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
Soft Opening for RVA Creative Wellness Center
RVA Creative Wellness Center
6pm

Come celebrate with us! We are opening up on November 2, 2018. This soft opening is a chance for you to meet our staff and CoFounders! Come have a beer...

RVA Arts District , Free
Artists' Talk for Herald 4
Richmond Public Library
6:30pm

There will be a 2nd public reception with an artistis' talk for this invitational exhibition. Doors open at 6:30 pm with talk starting at 7:00 pm in the...

RVA Downtown , Free
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 , $
HUMBUG: The Great P.T. Barnum Séance
Firehouse Theatre
7pm

Lead by David London, hear the incredible true stories of Barnum's life! Encounter genuine artifacts from Barnum's career! Experience Spirit Communication!...

RVA The Fan , Prices Vary
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
ANTIGONE
Modlin Center for the Arts
7:30pm

By Sophocles Directed by Walter Schoen “... a play that scoops more or less everyone up in its savage embrace.” – The New York Times In a story that is as...

RVA West End , Free
Theater VCU Presents "The Wolves"
Cadence Theatre Company, Cadence Theatre Company
7:30pm

THE WOLVES By Sarah DeLappe Direction by Sharon Ott Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, a girls indoor soccer...

$, $$, Prices Vary
Clean Dry Socks:  Diary of a Doughboy
River City Community Players
8pm

River City Community Players (formerly Huguenot Community Players) presents “Clean Dry Socks: Diary of a Doughboy,” a new play by Richmond playwright Michael...

Chesterfield , $
Count Dracula: Sep 15 - Oct 20
Swift Creek Mill Theatre
8pm

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...

Colonial Heights, Chesterfield , Prices Vary
KARAR DANCE COMPANY presents "Across Disciplines"
KARAR DANCE COMPANY
8pm

KARAR DANCE COMPANY presents their second production Across Disciplines: celebrating Richmond artists through collaborative dance performance. Performances...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , $
Puppets Vs. People ComedySportz
CSz Richmond
8pm

Competitive improv comedy taken to the next level as a team of puppets competes to take down the team of people in a battle of improv games and wit....

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
8pm

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME September 21 - October 14, 2018 Virginia Rep's November Theatre 114 W. Broad Street Written by Simon...

Prices Vary
The Laramie Project
Richmond Triangle Players
8pm

Following the brutal and senseless murder of a local young gay man, one small Wyoming town comes face to face with the reality and aftermath of cruel...

RVA Northside , $$

Friday, October 5