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Thursday, October 17

"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
All About Art Camp presents "Musing of an Art Camper"
Pine Camp Art and Community Center
9am

All About Art Camp ran eight weeks, Monday through Friday. Campers ages 6-12 years old explored topics such as: music, theatre, dance, and studio art. The...

RVA Downtown , Free
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
ELIZABETH GRABER
Quirk Gallery
9am

We're so excited to welcome back Elizabeth Graeber with a special reception celebrating the work in her latest exhibition on view in Quirk's Pink Gallery...

RVA Downtown , Free
Holocaust By Bullets
Virginia Holocaust Museum
9am

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
MEG ROBERTS ARSENOVIC, 'TIDEWATER'
Quirk Gallery
9am

"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
TAYLOR ZARKADES KING, TETHERED
Quirk Gallery
9am, 5pm

Quirk and the Visual Arts Center of Richmond are thrilled to present the work of their current artist-in-residence, Taylor Zarkades King in her solo show,...

RVA Downtown , Free
WRIR's On Air Celebration
WRIR 97.3
9am

WRIR 97.3 fm is a local radio station that is volunteer-driven, listener-supported and commumity-focused radio produced in the heart of the city. WRIR is...

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
Book Babies
Richmond Public Library
10am

Join us for a fun and interactive story, music and play for babies from birth to 17 months with their caregiver.

RVA Southside , Free
Book Babies
Richmond Public Library
10am

Interactive story, music and play for babies from birth - 17 months with their caregiver.

RVA West End , 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 , $
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
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
October 2019 Art Exhibits
Richmond Public Library
10am

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
Play With Water Color
Children's Museum of Richmond
10am

Watercolor is wonderful! Come out to The Children’s Museum of Richmond Downtown, Chesterfield, Short Pump, and Fredericksburg location for an exciting...

RVA The Fan , $
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 , $
Unlock All the Doors!
Art180
10am

This year’s annual exhibition by Performing Statistics calls for our community to unlock the doors of potential for our youth. The exhibition runs October...

RVA Arts District , Free
Family Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Join us for a fun-filled, interactive family storytime! Enjoy songs, rhymes, books and activities for ages 0-5 with an adult.

RVA Northside , Free
Library Yarns
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

If you like to knit or crochet, join this fun time of creativity at the Belmont Library. Bring you portable handwork project for an informal group...

RVA West End , Free
HALLUCINATIONS by Justin James Reed
Candela Books and Gallery
11am

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
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
POWER by David Emitt Adams
Candela Books and Gallery
11am

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
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
Toddler Time
Richmond Public Library
11am

Join us for fun and interactive stories, music and play for ages 18-36 months with their caregiver.

RVA Southside , Free
Wonderment, Landscapes To Escape To...
Bella Arte Gallery
11am

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
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
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
READ Center
Richmond Public Library
1pm

The Read Center's mission is to help adults with low-level literacy develop basic reading and communication skills. Classroom instruction, one-to-one...

RVA East End , Free
Dinwiddie Book Group
Appomattox Regional Library
3pm, 7pm

Come and join us to discuss the book, Only Child by Rhiannon Navin.

Hopewell , Free
Movie Matinees @ Your Library: Ashes in the Snow
Richmond Public Library
3pm

Enjoy a movie with us that you may have missed at the theater. Snacks provided - bring a drink. All films show at 3pm. Synopsis In 1941, a 16 year-old...

RVA West End , Free
Homework Help/Reading Buddies
Richmond Public Library
3:30pm

Volunteers and staff will be available to help students of all ages with homework, projects and literacy skills! ¡Voluntarios y empleados estar¡n disponibles...

RVA Southside , Free
TAYLOR ZARKADES KING, TETHERED
Quirk Gallery
5pm

Quirk and the Visual Arts Center of Richmond are thrilled to present the work of their current artist-in-residence, Taylor Zarkades King in her solo show,...

RVA Downtown , Free
October RVA Makers Meetup at Emberstones
5:30pm

Save the date - more info soon! -- RVA Makers meets the third Wednesday of each month from 5:30-7:30. Join us for a chance to socialize with awesome makers...

Classics You Forgot to Read Book Club
Richmond Public Library
6pm

Classics You Forgot To Read is a book club about modern classics we all know and love - but maybe forgot to actually read along the way. Branch Manager Adam...

RVA East End , Free
DRACULA
Stavna Ballet , Classical Revolution RVA
6pm

Stavna Ballet presents our 5th annual gala, Dracula; "Ballet with a BITE" Join us Thursday, October 17th 6:00-9:00pm at the Hippodrome Theater for an evening...

RVA Downtown , $$
Eco-Dying & Printing
Studio Two Three
6pm

Use leaves, berries, vines, grasses and flowers to make one-of-a-kind silk scarves and stenciled prints on cotton papers and fabric. DANA DUMONT is a mixed...

RVA Northside , $$
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
Muder at the Manor: A Time Traveling Mystery Living History Tour
Agecroft Hall
6pm, 8pm

A murder mystery tour through historic Agecroft Hall! Tickets can be purchased online at Agecrofthall.org

RVA West End , $
Writers Farmhouse
James River Writers
6pm

Writers Farmhouse welcomes members of JRW and other writing enthusiasts to the Midlothian Urban Farmhouse Market & Café Thursday evenings from 6:00 – 8:00PM....

Chesterfield , Free
so much bigger than pretty
Alma's RVA
6pm

Join Alma's in celebrating the opening of so much bigger than pretty, featuring artists Victoria Ahmadizadeh, April Felipe, Emily Kuchenbecker, Sara...

RVA Northside , Free
 Sherry Siewert: Introduction to Metal Clay
Crossroads Art Center
6:30pm

Thursdays, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7 6:30–8:30 p.m. This class will teach you the basic techniques to create Metal Clay jewelry out of...

Henrico , $$$
Public Art Classes!
Wine & Design
6:30pm

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, $$
Rush Hour
Richmond Symphony
6:30pm

The Richmond Symphony's popular Rush Hour concerts return to Hardywood Park Craft Brewery. These one-hour informal concerts feature fantastic orchestral and...

RVA Northside , $
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
Virginia Repertory Theatre
7pm

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
Broken Bone Bathtub
7pm

Beginning its global journey in Tokyo in 2015, BROKEN BONE BATHTUB is an immersive theatre project taking place inside a bathtub, in an actual home. After a...

Chesterfield, Goochland, Henrico, RVA The Fan , $
Dinwiddie Book Group
Appomattox Regional Library
7pm

Come and join us to discuss the book, Only Child by Rhiannon Navin.

Hopewell , Free
Opening Night -- Queen of Junk Mail
Chasen Galleries of Fine Art and Glass
7pm

Meet the artist at the Opening Night celebration. Sandhi Schimmel Gold, a pioneer of the Green Fine Art movement will be showcasing a number of new works...

RVA Arts District , Free
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
Hiroshima
The Tin Pan
8pm

Approaching their 40th year, Hiroshima, a group whose music falls between R&B, pop, world music, and jazz, has long had its own niche. The band integrates...

RVA West End, Henrico , $$
Muder at the Manor: A Time Traveling Mystery Living History Tour
Agecroft Hall
8pm

A murder mystery tour through historic Agecroft Hall! Tickets can be purchased online at Agecrofthall.org

RVA West End , $
The Rocky Horror Show
Richmond Triangle Players
8pm

Let’s Do the Time Warp Again! Brad and Janet confront the one and only Frank ‘N’ Furter in the greatest musical cult classic of our generation. A special...

RVA Arts District , Prices Vary, $$

Thursday, October 17