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Saturday, October 12

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 , $
"New Virginians: 1619–2019 & Beyond" Exhibition
Library of Virginia
9am

Recent estimates place the number of foreign-born Virginians at just under one million, or about one in every eight people in the state. The composite...

RVA Downtown , Free
17th Annual James River Writers Conference
James River Writers
9am

The James River Writers Conference is an annual gathering in Richmond, Virginia, that attracts prize-winning authors and highly regarded editors and literary...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary
Color Cargo
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
9am

VisArts presents "Color Cargo," an exhibition of work by New York-based artist Damien Davis, curated by Jennifer-Navva Milliken. “Color Cargo” examines the...

RVA The Fan , Free
Bionic Me
Science Museum of Virginia
9:30am

The Science Museum of Virginia’s newest touring exhibition “Bionic Me” showcases the ingenious medical, industrial and technological breakthroughs that have...

RVA The Fan , Prices Vary
ANCARROW’S LIST: NATIVE PLANTS AT THE RIVER’S EDGE
10am

Plants of the James River juried art exhibition will be on display at the Lora M. Robins Library, October 1 – October 31, 2019. During regular Garden...

Henrico , $
Alison Hall | "for the white bird"
Reynolds Gallery
10am

For the white bird is Alison Hall’s second solo exhibition with Reynolds Gallery and is comprised of a series of works on panel in various scales alongside...

RVA The Fan , Free
Developing Richmond: Photographs from the Cook Studio
The Valentine
10am

When photographer George S. Cook relocated with his family to Richmond in 1880, he arrived in a city caught between the old and the new: Richmond bustled...

RVA Downtown , $
Fall Festival at Richlands Dairy Farm
10am

Every weekend in October you can visit this beautiful dairy farm and creamery and see exactly how your milk winds up in your glass AND have loads of fun! ...

Dinwiddie , $
Great Force Exhibition
Institute for Contemporary Art
10am

Great Force is an exhibition that uses painting, sculpture, photography, video, and performance to examine the reality of race in the United States. It will...

RVA Arts District , Free
Hey, Hey, Hey! Collection by Bill Cooper
10am

"I grew up in segregated Richmond during the fifties and sixties. There were not many people who looked like us in the media - especially on television and...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary
James River Art League Exhibits at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
James River Art League
10am

James River Art League has a garden-themed exhibit at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden September 23 - November 11, 2019.

Henrico , Free
Joan Elliott | "Infinity Fields"
Reynolds Gallery
10am

Celebrating her fifth solo exhibition with Reynolds Gallery, Joan Elliott presents a series of individual paintings and diptychs on panel that display her...

RVA The Fan , Free
Local Artist Display at the East End Branch Library
10am

Come to the East End Branch Library and see mosaic paintings and other pieces from Church Hill artists and members of the Hillians Art League, Scott Tilghman...

RVA East End , Free
MARY SCURLOCK, 'EQUATIONS'
Quirk Gallery
10am

"Equations presents the most recent mixed media works by artist, Mary Scurlock. Here on paper and panel, vibrant blues settle into warm grays, and earth...

RVA Downtown , Free
MEG ROBERTS ARSENOVIC, 'TIDEWATER'
Quirk Gallery
10am

"It happened 35 million years ago. A meteor the size of Manhattan sailed west over the Atlantic ocean, crashing directly into what is now the mouth of the...

RVA Downtown , Free
Matt Kleberg | "Blind Arcade"
Reynolds Gallery
10am

Blind Arcade marks the first solo exhibition in Richmond for Matt Kleberg, whose work has appeared in several group installations at Reynolds Gallery since...

RVA The Fan , Free
Monument Avenue: General Demotion/General Devotion
The Valentine
10am

A new exhibition debuting at the Valentine will conceptually reimagine Richmond’s historic Monument Avenue. Opening at the Valentine on February 14, this...

RVA Downtown , Free, $, Prices Vary
Richmond Zine Fest 2019
Richmond Public Library
10am

What’s a zine? From Stolen Sharpie Revolution, and pronounced like magazine without the “maga-,” a zine is an independently created publication...

RVA Downtown , Free, Prices Vary
Sundry Souls: Views. Values. Vibrancy
Black History Museum and Cultural Center
10am

Sundry Souls is a collection of work created by 17 artists who are as diverse as the images depicted in their creations. Yet, they share the common thread of...

RVA Downtown , $
The Pied Piper
Whistle Stop Theatre Company
10am

The whole family will delight in this musical, Commedia dell'Arte adaptation of The Pied Piper! Those rats are taking over Hamelin, and nobody, including...

Ashland , $
Wonderment, Landscapes To Escape To...
Bella Arte Gallery
10am

Our "Wonderment" show kicks off artoberVA with beautiful landscape scenery to absorb & escape to by our gallery artists. Meet & greet the artists on Opening...

Chesterfield , Free
3D Printer Class
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Dive into 3D printing at the Library! Learn the basics of 3D modeling and printing using the design software Tinkercad. Space is limited and registration is...

RVA Downtown , Free
#artoberVA  Interactive 'Miniature Painting'
Bella Arte Gallery
11am

This is Pure Fun as Virginia Artist Debra Keirce is back at Bella Arte Gallery for #artoberVA Oct 11 & 12 from 11am to 4 pm. You will be able to paint on a...

Chesterfield , Free
Alcohol Ink Coasters
Scrap RVA
11am

Chris Bush helps us turn ordinary glass objects into fun and pretty home décor. In this class we will take glass canning lids and use alcohol inks to turn...

RVA Arts District, RVA Northside , $
Hansel & Gretel - The Musical
11am, 1pm

Presented by VA Rep on Tour! VA Rep, one of the nation’s largest touring theatres for young audiences, presents Hansel & Gretel. Book & Lyrics by Douglas S....

Henrico , $
Holocaust By Bullets
Virginia Holocaust Museum
11am

The Holocaust by Bullets was the systematic killing of Jews & Roma Sinti which started before the development of the concentration camps. These mass murders...

RVA Downtown , Free
Landscapes of Virginia and North Carolina
11am

Sixteen paintings by Richmond artist Bart Levy are on display at Toast American Bistro through October. These paintings evoke the peacefulness and zen-like...

Henrico , Free
October 2019 Art Exhibits
Richmond Public Library
11am

The following exhibits will be on display from Friday, October 3, 2019, through Tuesday, October 29, 2019: Gellman Room—Shapes, Shimmers and Shadows—every...

RVA Downtown , Free
The Basics: Adobe Creative Suite
Studio Two Three
11am

Whether you’re a beginner to Adobe, or trying to learn a different approach, in this workshop you will learn the top techniques, tips and tricks within the...

RVA Northside , $$$
Toddler Time
Richmond Public Library
11am

Join us for fun and interactive stories, music and play for ages 18-36 months with their caregiver. First Thursday of each month features a bilingual story...

RVA West End , Free
Xavier Mary, Deepwater Horizon
1708 Gallery
11am

1708 Gallery announces Deepwater Horizon, an exhibition of sculpture, video, and appropriated objects by Belgian artist Xavier Mary. Deepwater Horizon...

RVA Arts District , Free
Artful Scavenger Hunt Studio Tour at Art Works!
Art Works Gallery
12pm

artober VA at Art Works It’s artober VA in Richmond, sponsored by CultureWorks. And at Art Works, all month long, we have an autumn artful scavenger hunt....

RVA Southside , Free
Cinema Saturdays!
Richmond Public Library
12pm

Cinema Saturday at the Ginter Park Branch Library! Popcorn and juiceboxes available while supplies last.

RVA Northside , Free
ComedySportz Minor League Match
CSz Richmond
12pm

The ComedySportz Minor League consists of dedicated players and improvisers who are training in all things ComedySportz. They may not have gone to the Majors...

Henrico, RVA West End , $
Halloween in Diagon Alley
Book People
12pm

Celebrate Halloween in Diagon Alley! Join us as we transform the parking lot of Book People into our own RVA Diagon Alley! We will have vendors, raffles,...

RVA West End , Free
Provocations: Closing Performances
Institute for Contemporary Art
12pm, 2pm, 4pm

Afro Beta // October 11 + 12 // 4 pm Community dance event with DJ and drummers Afro Beta is a unique, interactive musical experience led by DJ Mikemetic...

RVA Arts District , Free
Richmond Folk Festival
City Singers Youth Choirs
12pm

Join CSYC instructors for "Out of This World" music making on instruments from around the world!

RVA Downtown , Free
Richmond Folk Festival 2019
12pm

The Richmond Folk Festival is celebrating its 15th Anniversary this year! This beloved event attracts over 200,000 people to downtown Richmond's riverfront...

RVA Downtown , Free
September - October Exhibits @ Art Works!
Art Works Gallery
12pm

Visit Tuesdays - Sundays 12 pm - 6 pm. Exhibits continue through 10/19. Admission is free. Exhibits include: Tension by Michelle McGrath McGrath...

RVA Southside , Free
September/October Exhibitions
Artspace
12pm

Richmond, VA – artspace will open five new gallery exhibitions, featuring a mixed media installation of large scale work by Baltimore artist Kim Rice,...

RVA Southside , Free
“Cabinet of Curiosities” by Chris Semtner
Anne’s Visual Art Studio
12pm

From September 6 until October 26, 2019, award-winning artist, author, and curator Chris Semtner will present Cabinet of Curiosities, a selection of his...

RVA Downtown , Free
Artist Talk with Kimberly Witham
The Highpoint
1pm

Join photographer Kimberly Witham for discussion and questions about her latest exhibition, "The Hardest Hue to Hold."

RVA Arts District, RVA Northside , Free
HALLUCINATIONS by Justin James Reed
Candela Books and Gallery
1pm

Candela Gallery is delighted to present HALLUCINATIONS, the first feature solo exhibition at Candela for Richmond, Virginia based artist, Justin James Reed....

RVA Arts District , Free
Hansel & Gretel - The Musical
1pm

Presented by VA Rep on Tour! VA Rep, one of the nation’s largest touring theatres for young audiences, presents Hansel & Gretel. Book & Lyrics by Douglas S....

Henrico , $
POWER by David Emitt Adams
Candela Books and Gallery
1pm

Candela Gallery is excited to announce POWER, a solo exhibition by Arizona based photographer, David Emitt Adams. For the last ten years, Adams has been...

RVA Arts District , Free
Richmond Rose Society & Colonial District Show
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1pm

Included with regular Garden Admission Enjoy displays of specimen roses and get advice from consulting experts at the rose show.

Henrico , $
Elders African Dance Class
Culture4MyKids
2pm

We want to pay homage and reverance to the requests that we have been getting from the elders to hold a dance class which will give a space to reflect the...

RVA Downtown , $
LEGO Club
Richmond Public Library
2pm

Ages 5 join us for LEGO robotics, animation, and free building & play. Typically meets every second Saturday.

RVA Southside , Free
Provocations: Closing Performances
Institute for Contemporary Art
2pm, 4pm

Afro Beta // October 11 + 12 // 4 pm Community dance event with DJ and drummers Afro Beta is a unique, interactive musical experience led by DJ Mikemetic...

RVA Arts District , Free
Holmes and Watson
Swift Creek Mill Theatre
2:30pm, 8pm

Sherlock Holmes is dead… or so it is assumed. The world knows the great detective went over the falls at Reichenbach with his nemesis Professor Moriarty. As...

Colonial Heights , Prices Vary, $$
Pam and the Publication Process
Richmond Public Library
3pm

Meet author Pam Webber as she talks about her recent release Moon Water. Also, join this lively speaker to hear more about changes in traditional publishing,...

RVA West End , Free
Provocations: Closing Performances
Institute for Contemporary Art
4pm

Afro Beta // October 11 + 12 // 4 pm Community dance event with DJ and drummers Afro Beta is a unique, interactive musical experience led by DJ Mikemetic...

RVA Arts District , Free
"Once Upon A Time When We Were Colored" Screening
Legacy Media Institute
5pm

Screening of Award Winning feature film, "Once Upon A Time When We Were Colored" directed by Tim Reid. Conversation to follow. One of Roger Ebert's "Top Ten...

RVA Southside , $
The Richmond Night Market
5pm

A monthly social embedded in the heart of the arts and culture scene of Richmond, Virginia, the Richmond Night Market (RNM) is a refreshing destination...

RVA Downtown , Free, Prices Vary
Waxing Poetic: A showcase of poets from the James River Writers Conference
James River Writers , The Edgar Allan Poe Museum
5:30pm

This year’s JRW Conference poetry reading on Saturday, October 12, 2019, will showcase several poets from the conference, including Mary Bonina, Padma...

RVA Downtown , Free
Homage to the Masters
Bella Arte Gallery
6pm

Debra Keirce has been inspired by the master realist painters for as long as she can recall. Her show, “Homage to the Masters,” is her way of honoring those...

Chesterfield , Free
Public Art Classes!
Wine & Design
6pm

Sign up, Show up, Sip up, PAINT! No artistic talent is needed as we guide you step-by-step to completing your very own masterpiece! Just sign up, show up and...

RVA The Fan , Prices Vary, $$
Petersburg Haunts Walking Tours
7pm

"People are raven about this year's Petersburg Haunts tours"! There are 9 new stops on High Street alone. Did tyou know that Edgar Allan Poe spent his...

Petersburg , $
The Whiskey Rebellion
7pm

The Whiskey Rebellion mix the spontaneity of bluegrass, the collectiveness of jazz, and the urgency of rock and roll to create their own unique take on...

Henrico , $
Passing Strange
7:30pm

This innovative new musical exploded on Broadway in 2008 winning a Drama Desk Award, a New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, two Obies, 7 Tony nominations,...

RVA The Fan , $, $$, Prices Vary
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
Virginia Repertory Theatre
8pm

Starring beloved Richmond actors, Scott Wichmann and Alexander Sapp, this Tony Award-winner for Best Musical is a murderous, bawdy and outrageous romp,...

RVA Arts District , $$, Prices Vary
Chamberlayne Actors Theatre presents ART OF MURDER
CAT Theatre
8pm

Chamberlayne Actors Theatre presents ART OF MURDER by Joe DiPietro. Winner of the 2000 Edgar Award for best mystery play, ART OF MURDER takes us to a remote...

Henrico , $, Prices Vary
Holmes and Watson
Swift Creek Mill Theatre
8pm

Sherlock Holmes is dead… or so it is assumed. The world knows the great detective went over the falls at Reichenbach with his nemesis Professor Moriarty. As...

Colonial Heights , Prices Vary, $$

Saturday, October 12