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Sunday, October 31

#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...

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...

Make & Take: 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...

Spooky Science Weekend
RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , Prices Vary

Ghouls just want to have fun! So join us for a weekend of spooky science fun to celebrate Halloween! Ghostly Galleries Chills, thrills, and hopefully no...

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...

October is "Revive The Nutcracker" Month
9am

Join the Concert Ballet Nutcracker rehearsals this month and show us what you can do as one of the 250 Nutcracker characters in Richmond's oldest running...

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...

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...

Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste: Set It Off
10am
RVA Arts District , Free

Set It Off (October 29, 2021 – June 19, 2022) is a multi-site exhibition by Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste. This exhibition consists of two variations of a...

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...

Special Focus Tour: Autumn Garden Walk
10:30am
RVA West End , $

Take this 45-minute guided garden tour to learn about the formal gardens from a different perspective. Learn about Tudor monarch Henry VIII’s passion for...

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...

Frank Kreacic’s
11am
RVA Downtown, RVA Southside , Free

See 5 new exhibits and 75 working artist studios. Visit us 11 -5pm Tuesdays – Sundays. Admission is free and open to the public. Exhibits by: Tim Harper,...

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...

ThinkSmall11
11am
Chesterfield, Goochland, RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA The Fan , Free

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

ANASTASIA the Musical
1pm, 6:30pm
$$

Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical ANASTASIA is on a journey to Richmond at last! Today, we're sharing a special...

Broadway In Richmond - Anastasia
1pm
RVA Downtown , Prices Vary

Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical ANASTASIA is on a journey to Richmond at last! From the Tony Award®-winning...

Liberty or Death Church tours
1:30pm, 3pm
RVA Downtown , $

COME HEAR OUR STORY Join us inside Historic St. John's Church, the location of the Second Virginia Convention, and hear the fascinating story of Patrick...

Studio Two
1:30pm, 4:30pm
RVA Downtown , Prices Vary

Allegro Brillante Choreography by George Balanchine Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky World Premiere by Tom Mattingly Pianist: Dr. Douglas-Jayd...

Liberty or Death Church tours
3pm
RVA Downtown , $

COME HEAR OUR STORY Join us inside Historic St. John's Church, the location of the Second Virginia Convention, and hear the fascinating story of Patrick...

Sasha Wakefield plays Nya and Trevor Lawson plays her son, Omari
3pm
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...

Dia de los Muertos at PAAL
4pm
Petersburg , Free

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with Aztec Indian Dancers from Mexico City perform in the Art Park. Families can learn to create their own Dia de los Muertos...

Studio Two
4:30pm
RVA Downtown , Prices Vary

Allegro Brillante Choreography by George Balanchine Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky World Premiere by Tom Mattingly Pianist: Dr. Douglas-Jayd...

Garden Glow at Maymont
6pm
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...

Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste - Set It Off
6pm
RVA Arts District, RVA Downtown , Free

Set It Off is a newly commissioned multi-site exhibition at 1708 Gallery and the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University (ICA)....

ANASTASIA the Musical
6:30pm
$$

Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical ANASTASIA is on a journey to Richmond at last! Today, we're sharing a special...

The title "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in red, dripping font + the sub-title "Cover to Cover" in bold white font on a black background.
10pm
RVA The Fan , $, $$, Prices Vary

Give yourself over this Halloween... Yes And Theatrical Company is taking their Cover to Cover series to the movies! This FUNDRAISER event is a screening of...

Sunday, October 31