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Friday, October 16

Artober Online Art Exhibit
Free

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...

Virtual Event
CATharsis Pandemic Theatre
Free

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

Virtual Event
Call for Entries - November 2020 Juried All-Media Show
$

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
RVA Downtown , Free

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...

Susan Crook
12am
RVA Southside , Free

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...

HARRIET TUBMAN AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD: Video on Demand
$

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
RVA Northside, RVA The Fan , Free

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...

Group Photo!
$$

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
RVA Northside, RVA The Fan , Free

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...

Richmond Cemeteries Self Guided Driving Tour
RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Southside , Free

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...

Swift Creek Mill Theatre's Young People's Playhouse
Prices Vary, $$

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

Virtual Event
Hope for the Lamb Arts Hopewell Billboard Project, by Federico Infante
Hopewell , Free

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...

Exhibit: Symbiotic Systems
8:30am
Henrico , Free

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...

When there Was Water
9am
Henrico , $

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...

Unfinished Business
9am
RVA Downtown , Free

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...

A 60-times life size praying mantis
9:30am
RVA The Fan , Prices Vary

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

Children's Storytime
10am
Henrico , $

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

Create A Pumpkin Patch @ Your Library!
10am
RVA West End , Free

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...

GENEALOGY VIRTUAL WORKSHOP  Historic Census Records at the 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
10am
RVA Downtown , $

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...

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
Free

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...

Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities
10am
RVA The Fan , Prices Vary, $

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

Working Together: Louis Draper and the Kamoinge Workshop
10am
RVA The Fan , Free

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

"Needs and Wants" view of installed work
12pm
RVA Southside , $

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

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

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...

Celebrating the Full American Experience - through Fashion
2pm
Free

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

Virtual Event
Grief, Guilt, and Paranoia: The Madness of Poe
5pm
Ashland , $

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

Art in Literature: The Mary Lynn Kotz Award
6pm
Free

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...

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

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

Alice in Wonderland Ballet
6:30pm
Free

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

Virtual Event
Studio Series October
6:30pm
RVA Downtown , $$, Prices Vary

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....

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

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

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7:30pm
RVA The Fan , Prices Vary

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...

Georgia
8pm
RVA Northside , Prices Vary

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

Friday, October 16