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Thursday, October 21

#ArtsHuntRVA
Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, Petersburg, Powhatan , Free

What is #ArtsHuntRVA? Richmond Performing Arts Alliance (RPAA) and CultureWorks have partnered to bring a unique and interactive arts experience to the...

Call for Entries - November 2021 All Media Show
Henrico , $

November 2021 AMS Call for Entries: Friday, October 1, 2021 – Saturday, October 30, 2021 Online ONLY Artwork Juried: Sunday, October 31, 2021 Artists...

Virtual Event
Stewart Artwork inspired by the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic
RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , Free

The new veteran art exhibit, From Wings to Waves: The Artwork of Maureen Stewart, will be on display in the Virginia War Memorial’s Veterans’ Art Gallery...

Take & Make: Halloween Mason Jars
RVA East End , Free

Turn your mason jar into a ghost, mummy, or vampire! Then use it to hold your pencils and pens. What better use for a scary monster than to protect your...

Studio Boo Three Halloween Film Series poster designed by Ash Rudolph and printed at Studio Two Three with our risograph printers
7:30am
Free

Join us for these sweet free screenings every Thursday in October at 7:30pm! We’ll have lawn chairs, free popcorn and cider or other drinks for sale! Bring...

Columbia Pike: Through the Lens of Community
9am

Columbia Pike: Through the Lens of Community, a unique exhibition of photographs at the Library of Virginia, celebrates the extraordinary cultural diversity...

James River Art League Exhibit
9am
Free

With over 130 member artists and 55 years since its founding, the James River Art League’s mission is to encourage the creation and appreciation of the...

Image by Tom Hennessy
9am
Henrico , $

Experience 50 acres of cultivated gardens, woodland paths and wild spaces along with the interconnectedness of people, plants and water. Restore yourself...

Dineo Seshee Bopape: Ile aye, moya, là, ndokh…harmonic conversations…mm
10am
RVA Arts District , Free

Ile aye, moya, là, ndokh…harmonic conversations…mm is a solo exhibition by South African artist Dineo Seshee Bopape. The show’s title calls to the...

Family Storytime
10am
RVA East End , Free

Join us for a fun-filled, interactive family storytime! Enjoy songs, rhymes, books and activities for ages 0-5 with an adult.

Ibrahim Ahmed: It Will Always Come Back to You
10am
RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , Free

In his first U.S. institutional exhibition It Will Always Come Back to You Kuwaiti-born, Giza-based artist Ibrahim Ahmed invites you to explore powerful...

James River Art League Exhibit
10am
Free

With over 130 member artists and 55 years since its founding, the James River Art League’s mission is to encourage the creation and appreciation of the...

James River Art League Exhibit at Crossroads Art Center
10am
Free

With over 130 member artists and 55 years since its founding, the James River Art League’s mission is to encourage the creation and appreciation of the...

Joanna Tyka Cityscapes RVA
10am
RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End, RVA The Fan , Free

In her bold, signature style, internationally recognized artist, Joanna Tyka explores the architecture of Richmond, Virginia in a series of cityscapes at The...

Leigh Suggs, Curving Straight, 2021, Handcut, acrylic on Yupo, 26 x 20 inches
10am

Reynolds Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Keep Coming Round, a solo exhibition of Leigh Sugg’s work at our 401 Libbie Avenue location. The...

Black History Museum
10am
RVA Arts District , Prices Vary

In 2019, the VMHC and the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia (BHMVA) began a long-term partnership to share collections and resources to...

Sustaining Encounters
10am

Reynolds Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Sustaining Encounters, a two-person exhibition presenting the work of Nancy Blum and Joseph Scheer at...

Violins of Hope Musicians
10am
RVA Arts District , Prices Vary

Violins of Hope is a touring exhibition dedicated to initiating deeper, more meaningful conversations about tolerance and social justice while educating...

Baby Storytime
10:30am
RVA Southside , Free

Join us at the Broad Rock Library for Baby Storytime!

Bilingual Baby Storyime / Hora de cuentos bilingüe para bebés
10:30am
RVA Southside , Free

Join us at the Broad Rock library for Baby Storytime in English and Spanish! ¡Únete a nosotros en la biblioteca Broad Rock para la hora del cuento para...

LIVE Preschool Storytime
10:30am, 11am
RVA Northside , Free

Join us for an interactive storytime for ages 2 ½ -5. No registration required. Storytimes will be held outdoors, weather permitting. Please don’t...

Preschool Storytime
10:30am
RVA Downtown , Free

Join us for our fun, interactive and educational storytime featuring books, songs, rhymes and activities! For ages 3-5 with an adult. *This program will be...

Preschool storytime
10:30am
RVA Southside , Free

Join us each week for a story time specially designed to engage and delight our youngest patrons! We’ll read, sing, and play our way through fun stories and...

Cover image of the book "Fault Lines," by Emily Itami.
11am

Join us via Instagram Live for a 30min live chat with Emily Itami, author of "Fault Lines," her debut novel. Book Synopsis: Combining the incisive intimacy...

Virtual Event
Art Scavenger Hunt @ Art Works!
11am
RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free

In honor of Artober, we've got a fun way for you to interact with some great art! Visit Art Works and pick up a scavenger hunt list. Tour Art Works' studios...

LIVE Preschool Storytime
11am
RVA Northside , Free

Join us for an interactive storytime for ages 2 ½ -5. No registration required. Storytimes will be held outdoors, weather permitting. Please don’t...

Come, select just the piece(s) to properly accent your home or office.
11am

Visit Elegba Folklore Society’s Cultural Center, 101 E Broad St, in the downtown Arts District and take in the exhibition Source Material. Browse through...

Terry Lacy  Contemporary Realism:  A Celebration of Color (Art Show)
11am
Free

Terry Lacy is an American artist, now living in central Virginia. She was born into a military family and moved constantly throughout her first two decades...

Poster for Terry Lacy CONTEMPORARY REALISM
11am
Chesterfield , Prices Vary

A gallery show featuring 47 original oil paintings by Chester resident, Terry Lacy. Colorful and bold, these paintings are inspired by life experiences in VA...

Bilingual Preschool Storyime / Hora de cuentos bilingüe preescolar
11:30am
RVA Southside , Free

Join us at the Broad Rock library for Preschool Storytime in English and Spanish! ¡Únete a nosotros en la biblioteca Broad Rock para la hora del cuento...

Storytime
11:30am
RVA Southside , Free

Join us at the Broad Rock Library for Storytime, perfect for children aged 0 - 5! *Due to Covid restrictions, this program will be held outside, weather...

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)& English Literacy Civics (ELC)
12pm
RVA West End , Free

English language learners may sign up to attend classes for fall and spring. The class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week. This class is...

Hribernik Skateboard Collection Show at anne’s Visual Art Studio gallery
12pm
RVA Arts District , Free, Prices Vary

Founded by local Richmond, Va artist Susan Hribernik in 2014, Hribernik Skateboards is showing for the first time nearly the entire collection of custom...

Office of Community Wealth Building: Meet with a Barrier Navigator
2pm
RVA Southside , Free

Meet with a Barrier Navigator from the Office of Community Wealth Building and learn about the career opportunities they offer.

Homework Help
3:30pm
RVA Southside , Free

Volunteers and staff will be available to help students of all ages with homework, projects and literacy skills! ¡Voluntarios y empleados estarán disponibles...

Steel Art by Greg Holzgrefe
4pm

Enjoy a leisurely, ten-block stroll in the Fan amidst artists, crafters, jugglers, musicians, and food trucks: GoataCado, Mommas BBQ, the Sweet Stop and more!

Lego Club @ West End
4pm
RVA West End , Free

Come to the West End Branch at 4pm to Read, Build, and Share with LEGO! We will start with a short book at 4:00pm for inspiration and then get...

S.T.E.M.- Candy Corn Catapults
4pm
RVA Downtown , Free

Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics Join us for S.T.E.M. projects for ages 6-12 on the third Thursday of every month. This month's theme is Candy and...

Organic merging of paintings by Matt Lively and Ed Trask
5pm
RVA The Fan , Free

“Blip of the Moment” Matt Lively and Ed Trask September 17 – October 24, 2021 Opening reception on Friday, September 17 from 5-8 p.m. (Outdoor Location:...

Mary Temple, Cool August Rain, 2020, gouache, acrylic and paper on paper, 17.5 x 16 inches
5pm

Reynolds Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of To Balance a Stone, a solo exhibition of Mary Temple’s works on paper and acrylic on canvas paintings...

Getting Unstuck with Nherie Tellado - Mindful Art Collages
5:30pm
Hopewell

Session 2 - Mindful Art Collaging Materials pickups for Virtual Attendees Only: Oct 11-21 Virtual gathering: Oct 21, 5:30-6:30 In-person gathering: Oct...

Virtual Event
Sacred Spaces: Preserving African American Cemeteries
6pm

Cemeteries have always been sacred locations and links to our ancestors. Sadly, for African Americans, cemeteries have faced multiple injustices and...

Virtual Event
ThinkSmall11 logo
6pm
Chesterfield, RVA Southside , $$

Artspace is excited to announce its inaugural exhibition in the new gallery space in the Stratford Hills Shopping Center, featuring the 11th installment of...

Garden Glow at Maymont
6:30pm
RVA The Fan, RVA Arts District, RVA Northside , $

Brighten your autumn nights, October 15-November 7, on a spectacular light-filled journey at Garden Glow! Each Wednesday-Sunday night, experience Maymont in...

Sasha Wakefield plays Nya and Trevor Lawson plays her son, Omari
7pm
RVA Arts District

Dominique Morisseau, described by The New York Times as "a playwright of piercing eloquence," brings a timely and urgent examination of race and education to...

Stavna Ballet's Spooky Soirée
7pm
$$

Join us for an enchanting evening to raise money for the Stavna Ballet and its community outreach program, Stavna Reach. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and drinks...

WAR IN PIECES
7:30pm
RVA The Fan , $

WAR IN PIECES festival world premieres new plays by David Aldridge, Rachel Landsee, Robert Waldruff, Charles Williamson in partnership with Virginia War...

"I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" by Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts
8pm
Chesterfield, Colonial Heights , Prices Vary

This smart, insightful musical comedy follows the thrill and folly of modern-day relationships, from the nerve-wracking first date to marriage, children, and...

Thursday, October 21