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Saturday, October 17

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
CLAVES UNIDOS FREE COMMUNITY CLASS | LIVE VIA ZOOM ONLY
Dogtown Dance Theatre
9am

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

RVA Southside , Free
Virtual Event
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 , $
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
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
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
Executive Director Sarah Whiting
St. John's Church
11am, 1pm

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...

RVA Downtown, RVA East End , $
SPARC Pop-Up Class
SPARC - Youth Performing Arts
11am

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...

RVA Northside , $
Boook Cover
Agecroft Hall
11am, 1pm

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...

RVA West End , $
Fiesta Workshops
Petersburg Area Art League
1pm

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...

Petersburg , Free
Executive Director Sarah Whiting
St. John's Church
1pm

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...

RVA Downtown, RVA East End , $
Boook Cover
Agecroft Hall
1pm

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...

RVA West End , $
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
Poe at the Pump House
The Edgar Allan Poe Museum
2pm

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...

RVA West End , $
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
Richmond Ballet
5pm, 8:30pm

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

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

Free
Virtual Event
Third 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...

Henrico , $
ANN

ANN

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
Virtual Event
ANN

ANN

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
Hymn to a New Beginning
Richmond Symphony
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...

RVA Downtown , $$, Prices Vary
Hymn to a New Beginning: Livestream
Richmond Symphony
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
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
Studio Series October
Richmond Ballet
8:30pm

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

Saturday, October 17