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Saturday, October 31

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
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
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
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
Jurassic Quest
9am

JURASSIC QUEST DRIVE-THRU EXPERIENCE AT THE RICHMOND RACEWAY COMPLEX Jurassic Quest - North America’s largest dinosaur experience is invading...

$$
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
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
Dressing Dreadfully
The Edgar Allan Poe Museum
10am

Are you bummed that work has canceled the office Halloween party and you’re looking for somewhere to show off your new Plague Doctor digs? Don your costume...

RVA Downtown , $
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 , $
Two balls, One Strike by David Short
Bella Arte Gallery
10am

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
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 , $
The Wizard of Oz Virtual Play
Montpelier Center for the Arts
10am

Pre-recorded and shown on a giant screen! Based on the literary classic, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, join us as we follow Dorothy down the yellow brick road...

Ashland, Goochland , 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, $
Atlantic Union Bank LolliPops: Día de los Muertos
Latin Ballet of Virginia, Latin Ballet of Virginia
11am

The Richmond Symphony will celebrate the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) by performing works honoring the tradition, in collaboration...

RVA Downtown , Prices Vary, $$
Executive Director Sarah Whiting
St. John's Church
11am

DEATH IS A GRIM TYRANT: UNFORTUNATE WAYS TO DIE IN EARLY RICHMOND St. John's Church Foundation Executive Director Sarah Whiting hosts a tour of Richmond’s...

RVA East End , $
Poe Graveyard Tour: "Misery is Manifold"
St. John's Church
11am, 1pm, 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 , $
SPARC Pop-Up Class
SPARC - Youth Performing Arts
11am

Grades: Pre-K (ages 4+) Kindergarten, 1st Join us for a morning of theatrical fun in SPARC's outdoor classroom! SPARC's fantastic teaching artists will lead...

RVA Northside , $
Judith Anderson Bolivia Series #5
Artspace
12pm

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
Interpreter Andrew Keehan
St. John's Church
12pm, 2pm

Join us inside Historic St. John's Church, the location of the Second Virginia Convention, and hear the fascinating story of Patrick Henry and his 'Liberty...

RVA Downtown, RVA East End , $
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
Poe Graveyard Tour: "Misery is Manifold"
St. John's Church
1pm, 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 , $
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
Interpreter Andrew Keehan
St. John's Church
2pm

Join us inside Historic St. John's Church, the location of the Second Virginia Convention, and hear the fascinating story of Patrick Henry and his 'Liberty...

RVA Downtown, RVA East End , $
SPARC Pop-Up Class
SPARC - Youth Performing Arts
2pm

Grades: 5th to 8th Join us for an afternoon of theatrical fun in SPARC's outdoor classroom! SPARC's fantastic teaching artists will lead a socially distant...

RVA Northside , $
Afternoon of Arias and Amuse Bouche
Virginia Opera
3pm

UGK is partnering with the Virginia Opera in their ‘Stayin’ Alive’ Series to bring you an outdoor musical event that you won’t want to miss. Join us in the...

Henrico , Prices Vary, $$
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
Community Halloween Celebration Day
Oakwood Arts + P35, Oakwood Arts + P35
4pm

Bring the family out for a Community Halloween Celebration Day—an outdoor, socially-distanced, family event hosted by Oakwood Arts! Join us Saturday the...

RVA East End , Free
Family Fiesta
Petersburg Area Art League
4pm

Thanks to a grant from Culture Works, the Petersburg Area Art League will be hosting a Fiesta to celebrate the traditional “Dia de los Muertos” (Day of the...

Petersburg , 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 , $

Saturday, October 31