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Saturday, October 5

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 , $
"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
Friends of RPL Drive-Thru Book Drive
Richmond Public Library
9am

Support the library and get a tax deduction when you clear your shelves, basements and attics of your used hardbacks, paperbacks, CDs, and DVDs! All books in...

RVA Downtown , Free
Pajaki Party - CLASSROOM
Studio Two Three
9am

Hailing from a region in Poland, these colorful paper, and straw chandeliers are made to celebrate holidays and brighten up homes year round. Pajakis are fun...

RVA Northside , $$
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
Glen Allen Day
9:30am

The Glen Allen Ruritan Club in association with Henrico Recreation and Parks will host Glen Allen Day, one of Henrico County's largest outdoor festivals! The...

Henrico , Free
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
Basic Screenprinting
Studio Two Three
10am

In this workshop, we’ll cover the basics of screen printing. You'll see how to coat and expose a screen, review types of images appropriate for screen...

RVA Northside , $$
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
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
JUDITH FAE BROWN, "VOLUME"
Quirk Gallery
10am

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

RVA Downtown , Free
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
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
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
Scrappy Creatures Workshop
Scrap RVA
10am

Come make a scrappy creature with instructor Lee Darter using cloth, coat hangers, random ephemera, buttons and plastic bags. This is a great way to recycle...

RVA Arts District, RVA Northside , $
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 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 , $
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
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
We Do LEGO® Robotics Club
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Kids in grades 2-6, join us for our monthly We Do LEGO Robotics Club. Learn about robotics, teamwork, problem solving, and engineering through designing,...

RVA Downtown , Free
Block Printing Art Workshop
Crossroads Art Center
11am

Woodblock printing on textiles is the process of using wooden blocks carved with various designs that are dabbed witgh textile ink and stamped onto fabric,...

Henrico , $$$
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
Powhatan's Festival of the Grape
11am

Join the Powhatan Chamber of Commerce in celebrating the 17th annual Festival of the Grape featuring 25 Virginia wineries and several area distilleries and...

Powhatan , $, Prices Vary
Tea for Two:  Poetry on the Patio
Richmond Public Library
11am

Casual outdoor readings by two local/regional poets are held first Saturdays in May, June, September, and October in partnership with River City Poets. This...

RVA West End , Free
The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival and Awards
The Edgar Allan Poe Museum
11am

The second annual Poe Festival International is hosted by Poe Baltimore, and features two days of performances, vendors, awards, and more in the festival...

$
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
2nd Street Festival
11:30am

The 2nd Street Festival in Richmond returns in 2019 for its 31st anniversary, celebrating the rich culture of the historic Jackson Ward neighborhood. As...

RVA Downtown , Free
Africa's Art in Paint & Wood
Elegba Folklore Society
12pm

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...

RVA Arts District , Prices Vary
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
OystoberFest
12pm

OystoberFest in Historic Ginter Park Central Virginia's FAVORITE OYSTER ROAST Oysters, Beer, Brats, Bands and a Kids’ Zone Oysters the way you like them...

RVA Northside , 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
Cyanotype Toning DARKROOM
Studio Two Three
1pm

Cyanotype is a fun and easy way to get involved in photography. If you've ever wondered how to do a sun print or what a blueprint really is, this class is...

RVA Northside , $$
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
The Return of Harry Kollatz Jr.
Book People
1pm

In a world divided between grunge and Garth Brooks, one woman stands tall: all six-foot-five, redheaded-pigtailed, gap-and-buck-toothed, nine-fingeredness of...

RVA West End , Free
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
Author Meet and Greet - Hope Whitby
Appomattox Regional Library
2pm

Join the Hopewell/Prince George Friends of the Library for their annual fall meeting, presenting author and poet Hope Whitby. Growing up in rural, southern...

Hopewell , Free
Classic Motown, Starring Desiree Roots
Richmond Performing Arts Alliance
2pm, 7pm

They are considered legends of Richmond theatre stages, often sharing the songs and musings of the music and theatre legends of yesteryear. Legends on...

RVA Downtown , $$
Eclipsed
2pm, 7:30pm

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

RVA The Fan , $
Remember the Ladies: Women of Revolutionary Courage
St. John's Church
2pm

Women played many roles in the American Revolution. Women of means provisioned the armies of both sides, while many poorer women followed the troops:...

RVA East End , $
Exclusively Bach
Capitol Opera Richmond
3pm

This performance includes a sampling of J.S. Bach's music—both vocal and instrumental works—and is intended as a tribute to the enduring legacy of its...

RVA Downtown , Free
Open Company Rehearsal
Dogtown Dance Theatre, Dogtown Dance Theatre
3pm

Join us in the studio for an inside look into the creation process of “Circadian”! Learn more about both Dogtown and KARAR from the Directors, get to know...

RVA Southside , Free
Performance Provocations Performance: Chino Amobi
Institute for Contemporary Art
4pm

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...

RVA Arts District , Free
VisArts Chili Throwdown
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
5:30pm

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...

RVA The Fan , $, Prices Vary
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, $$
Date Paint&Sip 1st Saturdays
Old Towne Studio 7
6:30pm

EVERY 1st Saturday, is Date Nite Paint Party: 1st one to register can (almost always; I might have already chosen) pick the painting out!!! You come paint,...

Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, Prince George , $$
"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 , $
Classic Motown, Starring Desiree Roots
Richmond Performing Arts Alliance
7pm

They are considered legends of Richmond theatre stages, often sharing the songs and musings of the music and theatre legends of yesteryear. Legends on...

RVA Downtown , $$
First 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...

RVA West End , $
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 , $
APPROPRIATE
Modlin Center for the Arts
7:30pm

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...

RVA West End , Free
Eclipsed
7:30pm

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

RVA The Fan , $
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
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
Chamberlayne Actors Theatre presents ART OF MURDER
CAT Theatre
8pm

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...

Henrico , $, Prices Vary
Concert by Italian bluegrass and Americana virtuoso guitarist Beppe Gambetta - "Americana with an Italian Accent"
8pm

On Saturday, October 5th, the Shady Grove Coffeehouse continues its nineteenth season with a concert by Italian bluegrass and Americana virtuoso guitarist...

Ashland, Henrico , $, Prices Vary
Falsettos
Richmond Triangle Players
8pm

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, $$
Holmes and Watson
Swift Creek Mill Theatre
8pm

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...

Colonial Heights , Prices Vary, $$
Symphony Pops 1: The Music of Elton John
Richmond Symphony
8pm

Grammy-and Tony-nominated Michael Cavanaugh returns to join the Orchestra to perform the music of Sir Elton John! Hear all the hits including, “Crocodile...

RVA Downtown , $, $$$, Prices Vary
University of Richmond Family Weekend A Cappella concert
8pm

Join all four student-run a cappellla groups of the University of Richmond for our annual Family Weekend concert! Featuring: The Octaves The Sirens Off...

RVA West End , $

Saturday, October 5