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Wednesday, October 28

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
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
Young Writers Workshop
Richmond Public Library

This is the Monthly Video Release Date! Do you have a great idea for a story, but not sure what to do next? Do you think your favorite character got a raw...

Free
Virtual Event
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
Horror Film Contest
Cadence Theatre Company
9am

Cadence Theatre Company & KdentsTV Present The KdentsTV Horror Film Contest Like scary movies!? More importantly, do you like to make scary movies? If so,...

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
ALL ABOUT FALL- PAINT AND EXPLORE!
10am

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...

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, $
PreSchool Storytime
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Join us at North Avenue Branch Library for awesome stories, tons of fun, and a special craft! Hope to see you there for a great half hour of Pre-School...

RVA Northside , Free
Storytime!
Richmond Public Library
10:30am

Join us for a fun, interactive storytime with Ms. Lisa! All ages are welcome!

RVA Southside , 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
Wonder Wednesdays Livestream (Story Time for Youth)
Elegba Folklore Society
11am

Who knew you would be home schooling?? Ęlęgba Folklore Society is launching a weekly story time for your children. We’re inviting you to gather your children...

Free
Virtual Event
Lunch Break Science
Science Museum of Virginia
12pm

Artificial Intelligence is having an ever-greater impact on all aspects of our lives, whether we’re aware of it or not. From predictive text on our...

Free
Virtual Event
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
Short Course - Mindful Self Compassion
The Innerwork Center
12:30pm

Wednesdays, September 23-October 28, 12:30-1:45 pm Retreat Day: Saturday, October 24 from 10 am - 12 pm Facilitators: Lisa Halberstadt and Martha...

$$$, Prices Vary
Virtual Event
One More Stitch
Richmond Public Library
1pm

Meet with other community members to knit, crochet or work with other fiber arts. Share ideas and techniques, get help or give help. All levels welcome.

RVA West 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
Book Babies
Richmond Public Library
4pm

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

RVA The Fan , Free
Miracles in Motion virtual 8 week dance class
Miracles in Motion
4pm

Miracles in Motion is a program designed to provide the full dance experience to people with special needs. We provide a complete dance education, along with...

$$$
Virtual Event
Art Journaling with Oakwood Arts
Oakwood Arts + P35
5pm

Our Instructor-in-Residence, Sam Page, will be hosting a new session of their weekly drop-in Art Journaling class for teens on Wednesdays, October...

Free
Virtual Event
Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT)
The Innerwork Center
5:30pm

Wednesdays, September 30-November 18, 5:30-7:30pm Facilitators: Susan Wilkes PhD Activate your own compassionate nature as a powerful force in your everyday...

$$$, Prices Vary
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 , $
Community Needs and Revitalization in Richmond’s East End — The Kitchens at Reynolds
6:30pm

Richmond’s East End consists of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, as well as some of its most under-resourced. A multi-partner revitalization initiative seeks...

Free, Prices Vary
Virtual Event
Virginia Opera at Garden Glow
Virginia Opera
6:45pm

Virginia Opera is coming to Maymont! As a part of the Garden Glow series, VO’s Herndon Foundation Emerging Artists will perform on October 28th and October...

RVA The Fan , $
Virtual Production: SHE KILLS MONSTERS: VIRTUAL REALMS
VCUarts Theatre
7:30pm

She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms follows Agnes Evans, a high schooler in Ohio who thinks of herself as the world’s most average teenager—until her little...

$, Prices Vary
Virtual Event

Wednesday, October 28