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Friday, October 16

Artober Online Art Exhibit
Pamunkey Regional Library

Artober is coming up and we're looking for art from you for a virtual exhibit! Maybe you’re an established artist? Or maybe you just began exploring your...

Free
Virtual Event
CATharsis Pandemic Theatre
CAT Theatre

Chamberlayne Actors Theatre is pleased to present our first CATharsis Pandemic Theatre production. "It's Not You" is an original script performed by special...

Free
Virtual Event
Call for Entries - November 2020 Juried All-Media Show
Crossroads Art Center

Crossroads Art Center is excited to announce an online call for entries the November 2020 All-Media Show juried by Francis Thompson, Art Program Manager at...

$
Virtual Event
Capitol Square Self Guided Walking Tour
The Valentine

Explore Richmond history with our self-guided Richmond History Tours. Each tour can be done at your own pace and includes route details, directions and the...

RVA Downtown , Free
Susan Crook
Art Works Gallery
12am

It’s a new season and our 17th anniversary! See 4 new exhibits and tour 75 artist studios Tuesday - Sunday 12-6 pm through October 19th, 2020. Exhibits...

RVA Southside , Free
HARRIET TUBMAN AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD: Video on Demand
Virginia Repertory Theatre

This stirring drama with music shares in the joys, sorrows, and challenges Harriet Tubman faced while courageously freeing herself and hundreds of others...

$
Virtual Event
Jackson Ward Self Guided Mural Walking Tour
The Valentine

Explore Richmond history with our self-guided Richmond History Tours. Each tour can be done at your own pace and includes route details, directions and the...

RVA Northside, RVA The Fan , Free
Group Photo!
Wine & Design

Sign-Up Pick-Up Sip-Up PAINT! Your reservation includes a take-home paint kit & access to a LIVE Zoom event - where our artist will take you step-by-step...

$$
Virtual Event
Oregon Hill Self Guided Walking Tour
The Valentine

Explore Richmond history with our self-guided Richmond History Tours. Each tour can be done at your own pace and includes route details, directions and the...

RVA Northside, RVA The Fan , Free
Richmond Cemeteries Self Guided Driving Tour
The Valentine

Explore Richmond history with our self-guided Richmond History Tours. Each tour can be done at your own pace and includes route details, directions and the...

RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Southside , Free
Swift Creek Mill Theatre's Young People's Playhouse
Swift Creek Mill Theatre

Since 1989, Swift Creek Mill Theatre has been providing quality educational plays that cobine learning with arts and culture. Our original producations...

Prices Vary, $$
Virtual Event
Hope for the Lamb Arts Hopewell Billboard Project, by Federico Infante
Lamb Center for Arts and Healing

This fall, seven artists with a heart, heritage, or home in Hopewell present their interpretations of the community they love in an immersive city-wide...

Hopewell , Free
Exhibit: Symbiotic Systems
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
8:30am

Free exhibit on display Sept 17 - Nov 8. Muralist, Nico Cathcart explores the connections between humans and the species that populate the earth alongside us...

Henrico , Free
When there Was Water
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
9am

M&T Bank: Wind, Waves and Light - Art in Motion by George Sherwood Prepurchased timed tickets are required for all visitors at this unconventional exhibition...

Henrico , $
Unfinished Business
Library of Virginia
9am

Despite ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1920, many people in the United States were denied the right to vote because of...

RVA Downtown , Free
A 60-times life size praying mantis
Science Museum of Virginia
9:30am

Featuring six enormous, robotic insects ranging from 40 to 120 times larger than life size; stations allowing guests to identify insect sounds, better...

RVA The Fan , Prices Vary
Children's Storytime
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
10am

Enjoy storybooks and activities Free with Garden admission. No pre-registration required. Fridays, 10 – 11 a.m., June – August; in the Children’s Garden....

Henrico , $
Create A Pumpkin Patch @ Your Library!
Richmond Public Library
10am

The West End Library is growing a pumpkin patch! Use the link below to print a pumpkin, decorate and bring it to the library. We'll add it to our window to...

RVA West End , Free
GENEALOGY VIRTUAL WORKSHOP  Historic Census Records at the Library of Virginia
Library of Virginia
10am

United States Census records provide a framework for initial genealogical research as well as offering significant clues to comprehending a bigger picture of...

$
Virtual Event
Ghoulish Goodies
The Edgar Allan Poe Museum
10am

Are your kids a little too normal? Help them turn out weird by bringing them to the Poe Museum this October. We’ll provide them with a ghoulish goodie or a...

RVA Downtown , $
Paradox of Liberty: Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello Exhibition
10am

The Paradox of Liberty: Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello exhibition conveys the experiences and perspectives of the 607 enslaved African Americans who lived...

$
Surrender of Lee (Reverse mandala) by S. Ross Browne
10am

S. Ross Browne's newest creation, "The surrender of Lee (reverse mandala)" is amazing! Intricate detail and use of color make this a must see. Plan your...

Free
Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities
10am

Dive into one of the most astonishing underwater discoveries of all time. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken...

RVA The Fan , Prices Vary, $
Working Together: Louis Draper and the Kamoinge Workshop
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
10am

Inspired by the archive of Richmond native Louis Draper, VMFA has organized an unprecedented exhibition that chronicles the first twenty years of the...

RVA The Fan , Free
"Needs and Wants" view of installed work
Artspace
12pm

Artspace Artist Members will present artwork in a variety of media in an exhibition titled “Needs and Wants.” Work includes painting, photography,...

RVA Southside , $
Coronal Plane - MDO (medium density overlay), poplar, LED lights, inkjet prints mounted on glass. By Cristin Millett
Artspace
12pm

Artspace, a non-profit gallery for the visual and performing arts located in Manchester, announces three new exhibitions that will be installed and open to...

RVA Southside , Free
Celebrating the Full American Experience - through Fashion
Woven Orbits Theater
2pm

A continuation of the Woven Orbits edutainment learning series where we showcase some of America's ethnic, cultural and religious minorities. This short...

Free
Virtual Event
Grief, Guilt, and Paranoia: The Madness of Poe
Whistle Stop Theatre Company
5pm

This October, the Whistle Stop Theatre Company - in collaboration with the Ashland Museum - explores how madness sinks in through the famous works of Edgar...

Ashland , $
Art in Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award
6pm

The Library of Virginia and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts present the Art in Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award. This year’s recipient is author Philip...

Free
Virtual Event
Jordan Shanks Presents: Love Letters to America Part II
6pm

The show will feature photography and a short film by Jordan Shanks. The Virginia native and Howard University graduate has traveled the country documenting...

RVA Northside , Free
Alice in Wonderland Ballet
Stavna Ballet
6:30pm

Join us for a magical evening with Alice and her friends!

Free
Virtual Event
Studio Series October
Richmond Ballet
6:30pm

Extraordinary dancing for extraordinary times. From loneliness and sorrow to hope and love, the pandemic has inspired a multitude of emotions in all of us....

RVA Downtown , $$, Prices Vary
Hymn to a New Beginning - Condensed Performance
Richmond Symphony
7pm

A mainly strings program, inspired by the purity of Mozart’s music. Acclaimed violinist Melissa White will perform with Music Director Valentina Peleggi the...

RVA Downtown , $$, Prices Vary
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Firehouse Theatre
7:30pm

ANN ​​Just in time for what's probably the most important election of our time, Firehouse Theatre is pleased to announce the Richmond premiere of Holland...

RVA The Fan , Prices Vary
Georgia
Richmond Triangle Players
8pm

Georgia Rogers Farmer — who has been thrilling RTP audiences with her unique and unparalleled brand of cabaret — returns to our stage to thrill audiences...

RVA Northside , Prices Vary

Friday, October 16