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Tuesday, October 27

Don't miss this Halloween treat!  Find out more at https://3pennyplays.org/upcoming-productions/
Three-Penny Theatre

Come gather round the fire and enjoy Mark Twain telling you a trio of Halloween stories at midnight. Don't miss this video event on YouTube!

Free
Virtual Event
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
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
Haunting Poems
Lamb Center for Arts and Healing
9am

This Halloween, Lamb Arts and The Illuminated Stage Theatre Company are thrilled to bring you goosebump-inducing performances of our favorite haunting poems...

Free
Virtual Event
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
ART WORKSHOP CLAY CREATURE FEATURE
10am

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,...

RVA Downtown , $
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 , $
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, $
Book Babies
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

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

RVA Downtown , Free
LIVE Book Babies and Toddlers Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

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...

Free
Virtual Event
Toddler & Preschool Free Paint
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

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...

RVA West End , Free
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
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
Richmond Public Library
11:15am

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

RVA Downtown , Free
Sara Henry
Art Works Gallery
12pm

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
Wavelength: Amal Khalaf
Institute for Contemporary Art
12pm

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

Free
Virtual Event
READ Center
Richmond Public Library
1pm

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

RVA East End , Free
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
Halloween Spectacular Drawing Party!
Henrico County Public Library
3pm

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...

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

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...

Free
Virtual Event
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 , $
Womxn Who Read
Richmond Public Library
6pm

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

RVA Southside , Free
CARDIO HIP HOP DANCE
Dogtown Dance Theatre
7pm

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...

RVA Southside , $
History Returns: Winnie Davis, Daughter of the Lost Cause
Montpelier Center for the Arts
7pm

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...

Ashland, Goochland , Free
Shockoe Sessions Live
JAMinc
7:30pm

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...

Free
Virtual Event
In-Person | Virtual Weekly Bachata Footwork (all levels)
Dogtown Dance Theatre
8pm

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...

RVA Southside , $

Tuesday, October 27