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Tuesday, October 27

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Storywalk @ West End Branch Library:  The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
9am
RVA West End , Free

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...

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...

ART WORKSHOP CLAY CREATURE FEATURE
10am
RVA Downtown , $

Participants will learn how to transform a basic clay pinch pot into a clay creature or monster! Children will learn how to add eyes, tongues, horns, spikes,...

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...

Jordan Shanks Presents: Love Letters to America Part II
10am
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...

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
10am
RVA Downtown , $

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...

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...

Book Babies
10:30am
RVA Downtown , Free

Join us for a fun and interactive story, music and play for babies from birth to 17 months with their caregiver.

LIVE Book Babies and Toddlers Storytime
10:30am
Free

Join us LIVE via Zoom for an interactive Book Babies and Toddler storytime. We will be doing lap bounce rhymes, songs, stories, and movement. Please register...

Virtual Event
Toddler & Preschool Free Paint
10:30am
RVA West End , Free

Join us in the Belmont meeting room, and let your little one’s imagination go wild! Because let’s be honest, who doesn’t like to get a little messy? Second...

Two balls, One Strike by David Short
11am
Chesterfield , Prices Vary

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...

ALL ABOUT FALL- PAINT AND EXPLORE!
11:15am
$

Come explore all things Fall! Listen to a fun Fall-themed story with one of our educators. Then it’s off to create! Children get to make a unique Fall Tree...

Toddler Time
11:15am
RVA Downtown , Free

Join us for fun and interactive stories, music and play for ages 18-36 months with their caregiver.

Sara Henry
12pm
RVA Southside , Free

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...

Wavelength: Amal Khalaf
12pm
Free

Wavelength is an online lecture series that is a collaboration between VCUarts, the ICA, and VCUarts Qatar. A dynamic group of artists, designers, curators...

READ Center
1pm
RVA East End , Free

The Read Center's mission is to help adults with low-level literacy develop basic reading and communication skills. Classroom instruction, one-to-one...

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
Halloween Spectacular Drawing Party!
3pm
Henrico , Free

Bring your imagination, along with paper, pencils, and markers to draw creepy characters of your choosing or follow along with a few new techniques that will...

Virtual Event
Rosa D. Bowser: Virginia Profiles in Courage, Leadership, and Social Justice
5:30pm
Free

Learn more about the life and work of civic leader and educator, Rosa L. Dixon Bowser in this engaging lecture by public historian and author, Elvatrice...

Virtual Event
Garden Glow at Maymont
6pm
RVA The Fan , $

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

Womxn Who Read
6pm
RVA Southside , Free

The future is female! Join Hull Street Library as we delve into powerful literature cultivated by the hands of womxn. Beginning 4th Tuesdays.

CARDIO HIP HOP DANCE
7pm
RVA Southside , $

Enjoy 60-minutes of follow-along, sweat-drenched hip hop. This super fun, high energy class will have you dancing your butt off while melting those...

History Returns: Winnie Davis, Daughter of the Lost Cause
7pm
Ashland, Goochland , Free

Have you ever heard the story of Jefferson Davis's youngest daughter Winnie? Join us as we welcome Heath Hardage Lee, author of The League of Wives and...

Shockoe Sessions Live
7:30pm
Free

Tune in to The Shockoe Sessions Live every Tuesday evening at 7:30 PM on inyourearstudios channel on YouTube! or on Facebook Sept 22nd - The Legendary...

Virtual Event
In-Person | Virtual Weekly Bachata Footwork (all levels)
8pm
RVA Southside , $

Bachata is a popular dance that originated in the Dominican Republic. This class is open to all skill levels of dancers. Footwork will start out easy and...

Tuesday, October 27