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Saturday, October 31

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
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...

Group Photo!
$$

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...

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...

CLAVES UNIDOS FREE COMMUNITY CLASS | LIVE VIA ZOOM ONLY
9am
RVA Southside , Free

African roots community dance class fusing Caribbean and African rhythms. COMPANY: CLAVES UNIDOS CONTACT: dance@clavesunidos.com

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...

Dressing Dreadfully
10am
RVA Downtown , $

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...

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...

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...

The Wizard of Oz Virtual Play
10am
Ashland, Goochland , Free

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...

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...

Atlantic Union Bank LolliPops: Día de los Muertos
11am
RVA Downtown , Prices Vary, $$

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

Executive Director Sarah Whiting
11am
RVA East End , $

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...

Poe Graveyard Tour: "Misery is Manifold"
11am, 1pm, 6:30pm
RVA Downtown, RVA East End , $

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....

SPARC Pop-Up Class
11am
RVA Northside , $

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...

Judith Anderson Bolivia Series #5
12pm
RVA Southside , Free

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

Interpreter Andrew Keehan
12pm, 2pm
RVA Downtown, RVA East End , $

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...

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...

Poe Graveyard Tour: "Misery is Manifold"
1pm, 6:30pm
RVA Downtown, RVA East End , $

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....

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
Interpreter Andrew Keehan
2pm
RVA Downtown, RVA East End , $

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...

SPARC Pop-Up Class
2pm
RVA Northside , $

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...

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...

Family Fiesta
4pm
Petersburg , Free

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...

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...

Poe Graveyard Tour: "Misery is Manifold"
6:30pm
RVA Downtown, RVA East End , $

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....

Saturday, October 31