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Saturday, October 17

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...

CLAVES UNIDOS FREE COMMUNITY CLASS | LIVE VIA ZOOM ONLY
9am
RVA Southside , Free

African roots community dance class fusing Caribbean and African rhythms. COMPANY: CLAVES UNIDOS CONTACT: dance@clavesunidos.com

Virtual Event
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...

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...

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...

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...

Executive Director Sarah Whiting
11am, 1pm
RVA Downtown, RVA East End , $

Travel back in time and explore the history of Richmond's first public cemetery. Learn about life in early Richmond as we walk the pathways of Richmond's...

SPARC Pop-Up Class
11am
RVA Northside , $

Grades: 5th to 8th Join us for a morning of theatrical fun in SPARC's outdoor classroom! SPARC's fantastic teaching artists will lead a socially distant...

Boook Cover
11am, 1pm
RVA West End , $

Who was the most beautiful woman in England in the twentieth century – and why did she become the most hated woman? Who spent £ 535,000 to remodel her house...

Fiesta Workshops
1pm
Petersburg , Free

During the month of October PAAL is offering workshops with cultural crafts from the Dia de los Muertos celebration. Space is limited due to Covid...

Executive Director Sarah Whiting
1pm
RVA Downtown, RVA East End , $

Travel back in time and explore the history of Richmond's first public cemetery. Learn about life in early Richmond as we walk the pathways of Richmond's...

Boook Cover
1pm
RVA West End , $

Who was the most beautiful woman in England in the twentieth century – and why did she become the most hated woman? Who spent £ 535,000 to remodel her house...

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
Poe at the Pump House
2pm
RVA West End , $

Richmond's own Edgar Allan Poe returns to the Pump House! The Friends of Pump House are partnering up with The Poe Museum for another year of this unique...

Virginia Conservatory For Creaitve And Performing Arts Virtual Playwriting Class - Ages 18+
3:30pm
$$

VIRTUAL PLAYWRITING - AGES 18+ Would you like to have your plays ready to submit to Virtual Theatre Festivals like Prism Stage Company, Adirondack Theatre...

Virtual Event
Studio Series October
5pm, 8:30pm
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....

23rd Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards  Virtual Celebration
6pm
Free

Celebrate the Library of Virginia Literary Awards virtually this year with featured speaker Douglas Brinkley, a U.S. presidential historian and best-selling...

Virtual Event
Third Saturday Ballroom Dance
7pm
Henrico , $

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...

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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...

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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...

Virtual Event
Hymn to a New Beginning
8pm
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...

Hymn to a New Beginning: Livestream
8pm
$

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

Virtual Event
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...

Studio Series October
8:30pm
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....

Saturday, October 17