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Friday, October 23

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
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
Storywalk @ West End Branch Library:  The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
Richmond Public Library
9am

Need a break from screens? Stop by the West End Branch Library and follow The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything on a storywalk! Start on the...

RVA West End , Free
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
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 , $
Jordan Shanks Presents: Love Letters to America Part II
10am

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
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...

$
Pumpkin Poe-Down
The Edgar Allan Poe Museum
10am

Between October 20 and November 1, bring your pocket change to the museum to vote for your favorite pumpkin, decorated by some of our talented neighbors and...

RVA Downtown , $
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, $
Two balls, One Strike by David Short
Bella Arte Gallery
11am

David's show of 15 original oil paintings is an invitation to crimes, capers, questions & a dash of adrenaline! Show will be up through November. Stop by as...

Chesterfield , Prices Vary
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
Virtual Book Talk with Bradford Morrow
The Edgar Allan Poe Museum
3pm

The Poe Museum's curator Chris Semtner dives into a virtual discussion with author Bradford Morrow about his new book "The Forger's Daughter." This new...

RVA Downtown , Free
Virtual Event
ArtoberFest Beer Release
Intermission Beer Company
4pm

In supoort of CultureWorks & ArtoberVA, come enjoy our version of an Oktoberfest beer: ArtoberFest!

Henrico
Painted Rocks!
Richmond Public Library
4pm

Come join us as we tap into our creativity and use colorful sharpies or paint pens to transform our rocks into pieces of art! All supplies included....

RVA Southside , Free
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 , $
Sara Henry
Art Works Gallery
6pm

Breakthrough by Sara Henry is the featured exhibit in October. Sara is from Alaska, now lives in Arkansas and brings her three dimensional ceramic paintings...

RVA Southside , Free
Garden Glow at Maymont
Maymont, Robins Nature & Visitor Center
6pm

Brighten your autumn nights on a wondrous light-filled journey through Maymont, in a NEW LOCATION this year showcasing the historic architecture and gardens...

RVA The Fan , $
Poe Graveyard Tour: "Misery is Manifold"
St. John's Church
6:30pm

Join Executive Director Sarah Whiting for 'Misery is Manifold," an exploration of the life of Poe in Richmond, the city he called home. “Misery is manifold....

RVA Downtown, RVA East End , $
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
Judith Anderson Bolivia Series #5
Artspace
7pm

Artspace, a non-profit gallery for the visual and performing arts, is pleased to present the 2020 Members' Biennial celebrating its 32nd Anniversary and...

RVA Southside , Free
open air open mic
River City Poets
7pm

As the season cools, meet us at our 4th Friday Manchester open mic home--700 Bainbridge St.--for a return of poetry night! No language or theme restriction....

RVA Southside , Free
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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

Friday, October 23