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Friday, October 4

Elizabeth Van Lew Downloadable Walking Tour
RVA East End , $

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...

All About Art Camp presents "Musing of an Art Camper"
9am
RVA Downtown , Free

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...

Color Cargo
9am
RVA The Fan , Free

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

Holocaust By Bullets
9am
RVA Downtown , Free

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

JUDITH FAE BROWN, "VOLUME"
9am
RVA Downtown , Free

“Beauty is a quality I am always seeking” ----Thomas Gentille, Artist Jeweler Striving for balance between shape, surface, color and proportion is primary...

MARY SCURLOCK, 'EQUATIONS'
9am
RVA Downtown , Free

"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...

MEG ROBERTS ARSENOVIC, 'TIDEWATER'
9am
RVA Downtown , Free

"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...

Bionic Me
9:30am
RVA The Fan , Prices Vary

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

ANCARROW’S LIST: NATIVE PLANTS AT THE RIVER’S EDGE
10am
Henrico , $

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...

Alison Hall | "for the white bird"
10am
RVA The Fan , Free

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...

Developing Richmond: Photographs from the Cook Studio
10am
RVA Downtown , $

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...

Elise Schweitzer: Container Garden
10am
Ashland , Free

The Flippo Gallery of Randolph-Macon College is proud to present "Container Garden," an exhibition of paintings by Elise Schweitzer. Join us for the...

Great Force Exhibition
10am
RVA Arts District , Free

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...

Hey, Hey, Hey! Collection by Bill Cooper
10am
RVA Downtown , Prices Vary

"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...

James River Art League Exhibits at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
10am
Henrico , Free

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

Joan Elliott | "Infinity Fields"
10am
RVA The Fan , Free

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

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

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...

Matt Kleberg | "Blind Arcade"
10am
RVA The Fan , Free

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

Monument Avenue: General Demotion/General Devotion
10am
RVA Downtown , Free, $, Prices Vary

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

Sundry Souls: Views. Values. Vibrancy
10am
RVA Downtown , $

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...

Wonderment, Landscapes To Escape To...
10am
Chesterfield , Free

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

HALLUCINATIONS by Justin James Reed
11am
RVA Arts District , Free

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

Landscapes of Virginia and North Carolina
11am
Henrico , Free

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

POWER by David Emitt Adams
11am
RVA Arts District , Free

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...

United Way of Greater Richmond Fundraiser with Novelist Greg Lilly
11am
RVA Downtown , Free

A portion of today's sales at Fountain including those of Lilly's book will go to support The United Way of Richmond. Thank you to Greg Lilly for...

Xavier Mary, Deepwater Horizon
11am
RVA Arts District , Free

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

Africa's Art in Paint & Wood
12pm
RVA Arts District , Prices Vary

Visit Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center and take in Africa’s Art in Paint & Wood. Browse through this eclectic collection of batiks from Burkina...

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

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

September/October Exhibitions
12pm
RVA Southside , Free

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

“Cabinet of Curiosities” by Chris Semtner
12pm
RVA Downtown , Free

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

Student Curator's Talk
2pm
RVA West End , Free

Join Kate Wiley, University of Richmond senior, as she discusses curating the exhibition "Satire & Social Criticism: Prints by William Hogarth"

Fall Festival at Richlands Dairy Farm
3pm
Dinwiddie , $

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! ...

First Fridays Art Walk
5pm
RVA Arts District , Free

Join us for the Downtown Neighborhood's monthly art walk! Galleries, shops, restaurants, non-profits, and more open their doors in celebration of art and...

Freedom Friday at the BHMVA!
5pm
RVA Downtown , Free

Freedom Friday is back @ the BHMVA! Come by on the first Friday of the month and enjoy live Jazz and free admission to the museum's exhibitions.

Manchester Manifest First Fridays: Southside
5pm
RVA Southside , Free

First Fridays community experience held in the Southside of RVA. We combine art, music, vendors, food, drinks and more all outside in the Manchester...

Performance Provocations Performance: Chino Amobi
5pm, 8pm
RVA Arts District , Free

Readings from his novel Eroica Chino Amobi combines art, design, music, literature and film with a rich assemblage of styles and voices. Amobi is a...

"Floral Fantasy" Takes Over at Uptown Gallery
5:30pm
RVA The Fan , Free

The infinite variety of flowers and multiple artistic styles & media create an interesting exhibit. Metro-area artists vie for the attention of judge Patti...

VisArts Chili Throwdown
5:30pm
RVA The Fan , $, Prices Vary

Join the Visual Arts Center of Richmond for its Sixth Annual Chili Throwdown on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Over 20 restaurants contribute...

Cynthia Erdahl - Storytelling
6pm
RVA The Fan , Free

Impressions of individual expression can be viewed as an emotion, a special feeling, or imprints of memory. Hints of events of the past linger deep within...

Homage to the Masters
6pm
Chesterfield , Free

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...

UNLOCK ALL THE DOORS
6pm
RVA Arts District

ART 180 presents the 2019 Performing Statistics exhibition, UNLOCK ALL THE DOORS. This year's annual exhibition calls for our community to unlock the doors...

Unlock All the Doors!
6pm
RVA Arts District , Free

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...

artoberVA 2019 Kick-Off
6pm
RVA Arts District , Free

Join us to kick off artoberVA 2019 -- a month-long celebration of arts and culture in Richmond and the Tri-Cities! We’ll gather at Quirk Hotel on First...

First Friday @ Main
6:30pm
RVA Downtown , Free

First Friday @ Main First Friday, a monthly opening-night reception for all the artists of the library’s galleries, will be held on Friday, October 4,...

Public Art Classes!
6:30pm
RVA The Fan , Prices Vary, $$

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...

1619 - The Origins of Modern Virginia
7pm
Henrico , Free

This year marks the 400th anniversary of three important events at Jamestown that shaped our modern society in Virginia. That year saw governmental reform in...

An Evening of Bluegrass – Featuring Josh Grigsby and County Line
7pm
Henrico , $

Recognized as one of Virginia's fast rising new bluegrass bands, Josh Grigsby and County Line take the stage October 4th at The Cultural Arts Center at 7pm!...

Bay Faction's Florida Guilt Tour Part II at Canal Club
7pm
RVA Downtown , $

In support of their debut album Florida Guilt, Bay Faction comes to Richmond's Canal Club with special guest Mons Vi.

Book Signing with Chris Semtner
7pm
RVA Downtown , $

“The Poe Shrine: Building the World’s Finest Edgar Allan Poe Collection” by Chris Semtner will premier First Friday October 4 at anne’s Visual Art Studio...

Carnival of 5 Fires returns to Gallery5 First Friday
7pm
RVA Arts District , Free

Carnival of 5 Fires launches with the October 4th First Fridays Kick-off extravaganza at Gallery5 and concludes on Halloween night, October 31st with the All...

APPROPRIATE
7:30pm
RVA West End , Free

by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins directed by Dorothy Holland “Appropriate is, at heart, a ghost story, in the most profound sense.” — The New York Times Winner...

Broadway Sings for Haiti
7:30pm
RVA Downtown , Prices Vary, $$

Broadway Stars from Les Miserables, Kinky Boots, Miss Saigon, Finding Neverland, and more are coming to Richmond, VA for one night only!

Eclipsed
7:30pm
RVA The Fan , $

TheatreVCU Presents Eclipsed Written by Danai Gurira * Directed by Dr. Tawnya Pettiford-Wates Eclipsed tells the story of five Liberian women and their...

FAMILY WEEKEND CONCERT
7:30pm
RVA West End , Free

Enjoy the talents of the Department of Music’s large ensembles during Family Weekend. Featured ensembles include Women’s Chorale, Schola Cantorum, Jazz...

Passing Strange
7:30pm
RVA The Fan , $, $$, Prices Vary

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,...

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
8pm
RVA Arts District , $$, Prices Vary

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

Chamberlayne Actors Theatre presents ART OF MURDER
8pm
Henrico , $, Prices Vary

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...

Falsettos
8pm
RVA Arts District , Prices Vary, $$

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

Holmes and Watson
8pm
Colonial Heights , Prices Vary, $$

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...

In Gratitude (A Tribute to Earth, Wind and Fire)
8pm
Henrico, RVA West End , $$

“In Gratitude: A Tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire” pays homage to one of the most prolific musical ensembles in history. Offering an impressive body of familiar...

Performance Provocations Performance: Chino Amobi
8pm
RVA Arts District , Free

Readings from his novel Eroica Chino Amobi combines art, design, music, literature and film with a rich assemblage of styles and voices. Amobi is a...

Friday, October 4