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Saturday, October 6

2nd Street Festival
Venture Richmond

30th Year for 2nd Street Festival 30 Years of Reuniting the Jackson Ward Community October 6-7, 2018 The 2nd Street Festival, presented by Altria and...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , 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
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!
Another Limited Rebellion

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
"One Degree of Separation: Jordan Flower, Linda Hollett-Bazouzi, Coakley Brown"
Linda Hollett-Bazouzi
9am

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
Alice in Christmas Land
Next Star Arts Program
9am

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,...

Henrico , $
RVA MakerFest
RVA Makers
9am

The RVA MakerFest is hosting it’s 5th annual event and it has grown exponentially year after year. It’s held at the Science Museum of Virginia --- which...

RVA The Fan, RVA Arts District , 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
(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 , $
Dawn Wadsworth's solo show, "Extenison"
Quirk Gallery
10am

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
Empty Bowls Open House Throw-a-thon
10am

Open pottery studio for making bowls for the Empty Bowls Project. Come watch or take a try at the wheel and make a bowl. Free and open to the public.

Eppington Plantation 250th Anniversary
Chesterfield Historical Society
10am

This plantation is having a 250th birthday party! House tours, period children's games & activities, period music and dancing, storytelling, period vendors...

Chesterfield , Free
Fall Festival at Richlands Dairy Farm
10am

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...

Dinwiddie , $$, Prices Vary
Family Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10am

Join us for a fun-filled, interactive story time! Story time aims to instill a love of reading with songs, rhymes, books and activities for ages 0-5 with an...

RVA Southside , 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
Fresh Paint: Live Mural Painting in the Gallery
10am

Come visit our current exhibits and get a sneak peek into "Fresh Paint: Murals Inspired by the Story of Virginia,” our ground-breaking exhibition that will...

RVA The Fan , $
History of Manchester Walking Tour
The Valentine
10am

Located just across the banks of the James River, Manchester was incorporated into Richmond in 1910. Join us for a walking tour of this hip, urban area which...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary
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
Senior Art Showcase & Music Concert
Art on Wheels
10am

Please join us for an Art Showcase and Music Concert for our Greater Petersburg Area Senior Program. Art on Wheels is an art non-profit that brings...

Petersburg , Free
Sophie Treppendahl, "Skinnydip Daydreams And A Striped Shirt"
Quirk Gallery
10am

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
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
Break Glass: Art by VL Cox
Virginia Holocaust Museum
11am

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
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
Stories at the Museum
11am

This family friendly program features special educator-led readings of children's history books and a craft activity. Stories at the Museum programs are open...

RVA The Fan , $
Tea for Two: Poetry on the Veranda
River City Poets
11am

Casual outdoor readings by two local/regional poets are held first Saturdays in May, June, September, and October. Events incorporate plenty of time to chat...

RVA West End , Free
Tea for Two: Poetry on the Veranda
Richmond Public Library
11am

The Main branch's outdoor spring/fall reading series returns! Though this week's reading is taking place at the West End Library. Featured poets will...

RVA West End , Free
There's Just Us
Virginia Holocaust Museum
11am

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
Community Cubes @ 2nd Street Festival
Art on Wheels
11:30am

Art on Wheels, a Richmond nonprofit that brings comprehensive art programming to local communities with limited access to the arts, is debuting our newest...

RVA Arts District , Free
2nd Street Festival Family Area
Children's Museum of Richmond
12pm

The 2nd Street Festival, presented by Altria and Dominion Energy, returns for its 30th anniversary to celebrate the rich culture of the historic Jackson Ward...

RVA Arts District , 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
Elisabeth Flynn-Chapman photograph auction to benefit artspace and Richmond SPCA
Artspace
12pm

artspace and Richmond SPCA shared fundraiser Richmond, VA - artspace is pleased to announce an online auction of digital photography by Elisabeth...

RVA Southside , Free
Oystoberfest
12pm

OystoberFest 2018 Central Virginia's Favorite Oyster Festival Enjoy great music, great Oysters (Raw, grilled, fried and in po'boys) - plus great beer,...

RVA Northside , Free, $, Prices Vary
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
September/October Exhibitions
Artspace
12pm

Exhibitions September 28 - October 21, 2018 Richmond, VA – artspace is pleased to present five new gallery shows, featuring artists Matthew Grimes, Gerry...

RVA Southside , Free
House Hold
Sediment Gallery
1pm

House Hold Book release and pictures about death and f*cking ...an exhibition of works by Joan Gaustad and Michael Lease. Organized around their...

RVA Arts District, RVA The Fan , Free
How Not to Get Rich: The Financial Misadventures of Mark Twain
Henrico County Public Library
1pm

Richmond author and journalist Alan Pell Crawford will discuss his book, How Not to Get Rich: The Financial Misadventures of Mark Twain.

Henrico , Free
Saturday Sewing Sessions: The Basics
Richmond Public Library
1pm

Always wanted to learn how to sew but don't know where to start? Join us for 3 special Saturday sewing sessions to gain the skills and confidence you need to...

RVA Southside , Free
Cinema Saturdays: All Growed Up!
Richmond Public Library
2pm

The kids get movie days--why not the adults too? Once a month, come join us for a showing of a film geared towards a teen/adult audience. We will provide the...

RVA Northside , Free
Dance in Africa Interest Meeting
Culture4MyKids
2pm

Questions, comments, info session about traveling with us to Dakar, Senegal in June 2019

RVA Southside , Free
Family Flicks!
Richmond Public Library
2pm

Join us for a family friendly flick! This month's movie is "Frankenweenie" rated PG. Snacks provided!

RVA Southside , Free
Young Adult Virginia Author (YAVA) Celebration
Richmond Public Library
2pm

Join us for Richmond Public Library's annual YAVA Celebration. This year's theme is It's Written in the Stars: READ! Take a journey through the stars and...

RVA Downtown , Free
Count Dracula: Sep 15 - Oct 20
Swift Creek Mill Theatre
2:30pm, 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
"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
FOLK's ART 2018 Annual Exhibition & Sale
RVANest Antiques Art & Gifts
6:30pm

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
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
Eddie Izzard
Altria Theater
8pm

Eddie Izzard announces new U.S. tour dates for his Eddie Izzard: Believe Me Tour, running through Summer 2018. This funny and emotional show reveals the man...

RVA Arts District, RVA The Fan , $$
Jessie Colin Young
8pm

Jesse Colin Young, critically acclaimed solo artist and lead singer of the legendary classic rock band, The Youngbloods, took the nation by storm when The...

Henrico , $$
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 , $
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 , $$

Saturday, October 6