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Saturday, October 19

Dolls on a Wall Fundraiser
8am

Come see the vibrantly graffiti'd dolls on a wall and take one home. 100% of all donations will go directly to Together Rising. Children are children....

RVA Southside
"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
Audition Invitation for Ezibu Muntu
Ezibu Muntu
9am

Ezibu Muntu, a family-oriented West African Dance Company is reaching out to everyone from age 4 to 65 to try out to become a member of our 46-year old dance...

RVA Southside , 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
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
Creative-In-Residence Open Studio
Children's Museum of Richmond
9:30am

Come out to the Children’s Museums of Richmond Downtown location for your chance to welcome and engage with our Creative-In-Residence Nastassja Swift....

RVA The Fan , $
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
Ascend and Lead: A Women's Empowerment Forum
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
10am

Conversation and storytelling have informed and empowered women of color for generations. These same forms of communication are at the heart of a...

RVA The Fan , $
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
Hanover AutumnFest
Hanover Tavern
10am

Hanover Tavern Foundation invites you and your family to the 4th annual Hanover AutumnFest, Saturday, October 19. AutumnFest features live music, great food,...

Hanover , 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
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
RVA Booklovers' Festival
Fountain Bookstore , Library of Virginia , Richmond Public Library , The Edgar Allan Poe Museum , River City Poets
10am

Come out and discover RVA's bookish delights! Celebrate fall literary-style with the best of East Coast authors, bookish vendors, RVA food trucks, and more!...

RVA Downtown , Free
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 38th Midlothian Village Day Festival & Craft Fair
10am

A community day filled with fun activities for the whole family. There will be crafters, community booths, games, inflatables, live entertainment, food...

Chesterfield , Free
Family Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

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
P.A.W.S. to Read with Sprite's Hero Therapy Dogs
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Sign up for a 20 minute slot to read to a therapy dog. Build reading confidence and have fun! This program is presented in partnership with Sprite's Hero....

RVA Southside , Free
Sculpey Workshop
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

In this workshop, local artist Laura Mae will teach a variety of methods in working with sculpey clay. You'll also create a fun, imaginative charm and/or...

RVA Downtown , Free
Tuck Everlasting
Virginia Repertory Theatre
10:30am, 2pm

Natalie Babbitt's effervescent children's novel leaps from page to stage in this vibrant new musical. This Co-World Premiere, adapted from the 2016 Broadway...

RVA West End , $
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
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
VA Czech & Slovak Folklife Festival
11am

A wonderful family event that shares the rich heritage of Czech & Slovak families whose ancestors traveled here and settled on abandoned farms just after the...

Prince George , 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
The Selfish Giant
12pm

A classic tale by Oscar Wilde about a very selfish giant who builds a very big wall. ​This tale is told by two Depression-era travelers who, through...

RVA The Fan , $
“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
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
Hour of Code with CoderDojo
Richmond Public Library
1pm

CoderDojo's mission is to introduce kids to technology and programming and inspire them to become "digital producers" instead of just being "digital consumers".

RVA Downtown , Free
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
Rhythm On The River: Library Edition
Richmond Public Library
1pm

Weather permitting, bring the whole family to this outdoor dance party in Library Park! Hosted by Jamil Jasey of Dance Party RVA.

RVA Downtown , Free
Searching for Stonewall Jackson with Ben Cleary
Book People
1pm

Historian Ben Cleary takes readers beyond the legend of Stonewall Jackson and directly onto the Civil War battlefields on which he fought, and where a...

Henrico, RVA West End , Free
Spooky Print Relief Cards
Studio Two Three
1pm

Print vintage inspired Halloween cards with linoleum block printing techniques. This class will cover the basics of linoleum carving and also multiple color...

RVA Northside , $$
Zombpocalypse Dance Choreogrphy
1pm

Come join the horde, a zombie horde, that is! We're yanking this classic choreography out of the grave to build another zombie horde for the Richmond...

RVA The Fan , $
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
Virginia Repertory Theatre
2pm, 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
Gellman Room Concert: Russell Wilson, piano
Richmond Public Library
2pm

Piano music of George Walker, Florence Price, and Frederic Chopin performed by Russell Wilson Please visit our website for more information about the...

RVA Downtown , Free
Movie Matinees @ Your Library: Hocus Pocus
Richmond Public Library
2pm

Enjoy a movie with us that you may have missed at the theater. Snacks provided - bring a drink.

RVA Northside , Free
Special FX Makeup
Richmond Public Library
2pm

Join us to learn the ins and outs of special effects makeup. Learn to make cuts, sores, bruises and more to get ready for your upcoming Halloween parties.

RVA Southside , Free
Teen Scene Movies
Appomattox Regional Library
2pm

Teens! Come join us for a screening of fun, classic movies that everyone should see at least once in their life! 9/21 - Ghostbusters 10/19 -...

Prince George , Free
Tuck Everlasting
Virginia Repertory Theatre
2pm

Natalie Babbitt's effervescent children's novel leaps from page to stage in this vibrant new musical. This Co-World Premiere, adapted from the 2016 Broadway...

RVA West End , $
Dogtown Presenter's Series
Dogtown Dance Theatre , KARAR DANCE COMPANY
3pm, 7pm

This fall, Dogtown Dance Theatre is excited to present a stunning collaborative dance work created by local Richmond choreographer Kara Robertson of KARAR...

RVA Southside , $
Friends and Family Day
Culture4MyKids
4pm

3rd Saturday is Friends and Family Day With Culture4MyKids. Every 3rd Saturday, we are doing something collective to celebrate arts, culture, and education....

RVA Downtown , $
Autumn Allegro  “An Evening of Note” Richmond Symphony League
Richmond Symphony
6pm

Kick off the beautiful fall season by treating yourself to music, wine, dancing, and shopping. All while supporting the Richmond Symphony. You will...

Henrico , $$$
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, $$
"Frank's Place" Screening
Legacy Media Institute
7pm

Award winning "Frank's Place" television show! Two episodes with a talk back between episodes with co-creator, co-producer, Tim Reid who starred as Frank....

RVA Southside , $
Broken Bone Bathtub
7pm, 9pm

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 , $
Dogtown Presenter's Series
Dogtown Dance Theatre , KARAR DANCE COMPANY
7pm

This fall, Dogtown Dance Theatre is excited to present a stunning collaborative dance work created by local Richmond choreographer Kara Robertson of KARAR...

RVA Southside , $
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 Rocky Horror Show
Richmond Triangle Players
7pm, 11pm

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, $$
Third Saturday Ballroom Dance
USA Dance - Richmond, Chapter #6006
7pm

Monthly dance sponsored by the Richmond Chapter of USA Dance, a non-profit devoted to the promotion of ballroom dancing as a sport and as a recreational...

Henrico , $
Bubba Johnson Presents THE GOSPEL ROAD
Firehouse Theatre
7:30pm

Come join us for a journey through the history of gospel music! Through this evening of performance and narrative, Bubba and his company will guide you...

RVA The Fan , $$
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
Will Hodge & Elizabeth Cook
8pm

“Will Hoge didn’t really need to release a new album in 2018. His most recent, Anchors, came out last August, reaching No. 6 on Billboard Heatseekers and the...

Henrico, RVA West End , $$
Broken Bone Bathtub
9pm

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 , $
The Rocky Horror Show
Richmond Triangle Players
11pm

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, $$

Saturday, October 19