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Sunday, October 13

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 , $
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
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 , $
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
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
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
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 , $
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
Richmond Rose Society & Colonial District Show
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
11am

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

Henrico , $
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
Monumental Care Plant Giveaway
Institute for Contemporary Art
12pm

To mark the final weekend of Provocations: Rashid Johnson, artists Matt Spahr and Valerie Molnar present “Monumental Care”. Plants from Rashid Johnson’s...

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
Sunday Reading Series - "The Tell-Tale Heart"
The Edgar Allan Poe Museum
12:30pm

Part of the Poe Museum's Sunday Readings Series, this will be a dramatic reading by Dean Knight in the Poe Shrine of Poe's chilling story "The Tell-Tale...

RVA Downtown , $
Fall Festival at Richlands Dairy Farm
1pm

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 , $
Jeans Pocket Organizer Workshop
Scrap RVA
1pm

Use your cast off jeans to create these Hanging Wall Organizers! All ages welcome $10 per person includes all materials. Kayla Hughes - Instructor

RVA Arts District, RVA Northside , $
October 2019 Art Exhibits
Richmond Public Library
1pm

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
Put it on a Tee
Studio Two Three
1pm

Looking to start up your own t-shirt printing business? Interested in taking your screenprinting skills to the next level? Want to print sweet swag for your...

RVA Northside , $$
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
Virginia Repertory Theatre
2pm

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
Public Art Classes!
Wine & Design
2pm

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, $$
Concert Ballet of Virginia Fall Gala
Concert Ballet of Virginia
2:30pm

An exciting afternoon of six short ballets. Come enjoy our unique collaboration with experienced dancers from Diane Hale School of Dance.

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary, $$
Falsettos
Richmond Triangle Players
4pm

A seamless pairing of March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, acclaimed Off Broadway musicals written nearly a decade apart, Falsettos is the tale of...

RVA Arts District , Prices Vary, $$
Passing Strange
4pm

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
RVA Bachata Sunday
4pm

Free latin dance lesson at 4PM, social dance from 4:45-8PM. The event is free, all ages welcome, and no partners are needed. Two floors of dance space,...

RVA Downtown , Free
Rumours (Fleetwood Mac Tribute)
7pm

Rumours, (also known as RumoursATL) calls Atlanta, GA home and has built a solid fan base there and throughout the eastern United States. While traveling...

Henrico, RVA West End , $$

Sunday, October 13