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Saturday, October 26

"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
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
2019 Poe Film Festival
Institute for Contemporary Art
10am

Celebrate the legacy of America's greatest storyteller through the eyes of today's creative filmmakers. Enjoy the best of Virginia's high school and college...

Free
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
Creative Clothing Construction: VMFA Fashion Institute Mixed Media Workshop
Richmond Public Library
10am

The focus of this workshop is to give students, grades 6 – 12, the opportunity to create a wearable piece of art that explores cultural trends,...

RVA Downtown , Free
Creative-In-Residence Open Studio
Children's Museum of Richmond
10am

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

Chesterfield , $
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 , $
Drop-in Writing Workshop
Richmond Story House
10am

Three prompts guide participants in writing about their lives. Participants can choose to write (or doodle/draw/think) on the prompts for 45 minutes. The...

RVA East End , Free
Edward Hopper and the American Hotel
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
10am

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents the premiere of Edward Hopper and the American Hotel, the first in-depth study of hospitality settings depicted in...

RVA The Fan , $
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
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
Poe's Pumpkin Patch
The Edgar Allan Poe Museum
10am

This annual event features fun for the whole family! Feel free to come in costume, and plan for a fun day with face-painting, puppet-making, pumpkin...

RVA Downtown , $
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 , $
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
Cricut Class:  Luminaries
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Join us for an introductory Cricut class and learn design basics, tips and tricks. Space is limited and registration is suggested. This month we'll be...

RVA Downtown , Free
Cricut Class: I Love My Library Mug
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Join us for an introductory Cricut class and learn design basics, tips and tricks. Space is limited and registration is suggested. September is National...

RVA Downtown , Free
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
Oktoberfest
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
11am

Celebrate fall, nature’s grand finale, with OktoberFest at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden — a day filled with live music by the Bellevue Rhythmaires, games...

Henrico , $, Prices Vary
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
Light & Love Journal Writing Club
Richmond Public Library
11:30am

Join Rashanda every 4th Saturday for a journal writing club. Disconnect from the everyday hustle and bustle and tap into your writing skills. No registration...

RVA Southside , 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
October - November Exhibits @ Art Works!
Art Works Gallery
12pm

6 new exhibits are on display from 12 pm - 6 pm Tuesdays - Sundays. The exhibits continue through November 16, 2019. Admission is free and open to the...

RVA Southside , Free
The 2019 Current Art Fair
1708 Gallery , Artspace , ADA Gallery , Candela Books and Gallery , Eric Schindler Art Gallery , Crossroads Art Center , Page Bond Gallery , Glave Kocen Gallery , Reynolds Gallery , Walton Gallery , The Highpoint
12pm

CURRENT is back with 19 Exhibitors, an interactive midway where you can create art, and The CURRENT Theatre is chockfull of inspiring presentations. Collect....

RVA Northside , Prices Vary, $, $$
Transcribe-a-thon
Library of Virginia
12pm

Join other volunteers to transcribe handwritten pages by reading written text and typing it into digital form. Participate in enhancing access to collections...

RVA Downtown , 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
Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) Genealogy Workshop
Richmond Public Library
1pm

A member of the Greater Richmond, VA Chapter, AAHGS, will assist you with your genealogy research project!

RVA Downtown , Free
Contested Spaces: 2019 Harnett Biennial of American Prints
University of Richmond
1pm

The 12th competitive national exhibition celebrating contemporary printmaking by artists throughout the US.

RVA West End , 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
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
RVA Origami
Richmond Public Library
1pm

RVA Origami folding meetup! All skill levels welcome. Basic supplies provided and no registration is required.

RVA Southside , Free
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

We provide the Legos- you design the build. Come create with us. Ages 5 and up with adult.

RVA East End , Free
Movie Matinees @ Your Library: Happy Death Day
Richmond Public Library
2pm

Enjoy a movie with us that you may have missed at the theater. Snacks provided - bring a drink. Enjoy this festive time with a good flick!

RVA Northside , Free
Secretariat: The Legend Lives On
Appomattox Regional Library
2pm

If you love horses and/or history, please join us to hear the remarkable behind-the-scenes story of Virginia-born Secretariat, America’s Super Horse, by the...

Hopewell , Free
Studio 4 Dance Company Dance Party and Workshop
CultureWorks
2pm

Capital One and CultureWorks are partnering together to bring Studio 4 Dance Company back to the Capital One Cafe in Carytown! Join us for an afternoon of...

RVA The Fan , Free
The Play that Goes Wrong
2pm, 8pm

What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get The Play that Goes Wrong, Broadway & London’s...

RVA The Fan , $$, $$$, Prices Vary
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 , $
Collaborative Visual Journaling Meetup
Scrap RVA
5pm

Join this group who meets on the last Saturday of every month. Share ideas and gain inspiration with Collaborative Visual Journaling. FREE! Group Leader: Nan...

RVA Arts District, RVA Northside , Free
Fancy Me Mad
St. John's Church
6pm

Walk among spirits in the graveyard, including Eliza Poe, mother of Edgar; George Wythe and his murderous nephew; Elizabeth Van Lew, and more! At 7:30 PM...

RVA Downtown, RVA East End , $, Prices Vary
Garden Glow at Maymont
Maymont, Robins Nature & Visitor Center
6pm

Brighten your autumn nights on a wondrous journey through the Japanese Garden at Maymont. The garden will shine with dramatic light displays for an...

RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , $, Prices Vary
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, $$
Sound Off Saturdays
6pm

An open mic experience you will love. Great food, intriguing people, and amazing talent. RVA's most talented show off their skills, including spoken word,...

RVA Downtown , Free
A-Ca-Palooza RVA 2019
Richmond Allied Voices
6:30pm

Richmond Allied Voices presents a competition between 7 local and regional a cappella groups competing for cash prizes. Our featured artists for the evening,...

RVA Southside , $, Prices Vary
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, $$
The Role of Women in the Civil Rights Movement: The Chesterfield and Petersburg Experience
7pm

The Friends of Chesterfield County Public Library will host a fundraising event, featuring an interactive panel discussion. The program, which will include...

Chesterfield , Free
The Steward School Presents Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical
The Steward School
7pm

In the style of Dahl’s classic dark humor, Matilda tells the story of a gifted young girl who is not appreciated by her parents or by the evil headmistress...

Hanover , Free
13 the Musical
Cadence Theatre Company
8pm

Geek. Poser. Jock. Beauty Queen. Wannabe. These are the labels that can last a lifetime. With an unforgettable rock score from Tony Award-winning composer,...

RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , $$
Altria Masterworks 2: Roderick Cox & Brandie Sutton
Richmond Symphony
8pm

The second in the series of eight concerts will feature conductor Roderick Cox and soprano Brandie Sutton. It will also include works by composers...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary, $, $$$
The Play that Goes Wrong
8pm

What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get The Play that Goes Wrong, Broadway & London’s...

RVA The Fan , $$, $$$, Prices Vary
OVERTIME MUST DIE
CSz Richmond
10:30pm

The special HALLOWEEN edition of CSz Richmond's longest running house team - OVERTIME IMPROV MUST DIE! The Overtime Improv experience brings a unique twist...

RVA West End, Henrico , $
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 26