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October 27 - November 25, 2021

Wednesday, October 27

#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...

SOLD OUT! Kid Kit: Mini Pumpkin Decorating
RVA East End , Free

Attention parents! Not in the mood to scoop, cut, and carve this Halloween? Try painting pumpkins with your little ones instead! Request a kit here to...

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...

Trick or Treating at Ginter Park
RVA Northside , Free

Come celebrate Halloween at the Ginter Park Library! Stop by to pick up some candy and take home some fun Halloween crafts. No registration needed, come...

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...

Book Babies Storytime
10am
RVA West End , Free

Join us for interactive story, music and play for babies from birth to 17 months with caregiver. *All individuals over the age of 5 who have not been fully...

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...

English Language Acquisition ELA class (pre-registration is required)
10am
RVA Southside , Free

English Language Acquisition (ELA) Richmond Public Schools Adult Services program offers ELA classes (also known as ESL) for two semesters each year. ...

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...

Office of Community Wealth Building: Barrier Navigators
10am
RVA Downtown , Free

The City of Richmond's Office of Community Wealth Building and Richmond Public Library bring career planning services and job training to your local...

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...

Book Babies Storytime
10:30am
RVA West End , Free

Join us on the patio at West End for interactive story, music, and play for babies up to 17 months with caregiver. Please note that at this time storytime...

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...

Toddler Time Storytime
11am
RVA West End , Free

Join us for interactive story, music and play for ages 18-36 months with caregiver. Individuals aged 5 and up who are not fully vaccinated are encouraged to...

Lunch Break Science: How a Terrorist Failure in 1605 Enabled Jamestown and Henrico
12pm
RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , Free

For four centuries, primarily in the U.K., parades, fireworks, and bonfires have celebrated the failure of an attempt to kill King James I and England’s...

English Conversation Club/Club de Conversación de Inglés
1pm
RVA Southside , Free

Practice makes perfect! Join other English learners for conversation in an informal group setting. All abilities welcome. ¡La práctica hace la...

One More Stitch
1pm
RVA West End , Free

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.

Sasha Wakefield plays Nya and Trevor Lawson plays her son, Omari
2pm
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...

Broad Rock Comix Club
3:30pm
RVA Southside , Free

Love comic books, graphic novels, and/or manga? Want to try your hand at making your own? Come to the Broad Rock Comix Club for fun, creative prompts and to...

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...

Family Storytime
4pm
RVA Southside , Free

Join us for a fun-filled, interactive family storytime! Enjoy songs, rhymes, books and activities, fun for the whole family. All ages are welcome.

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...

Studio Two
6:30pm
RVA Downtown , Prices Vary

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

Cover Artwork from Dash Shaw's new Graphic Novel "Discipline."
7pm
RVA Downtown, RVA The Fan , Free

Richmond native, Dash Shaw, is an award-winning cartoonist, animator, writer and director. His most recent feature film, Cryptozoo, received the NEXT...

Virginia War Memorial Artist Spotlight: Dash Shaw
7pm
RVA Downtown , Free

Richmond native, Dash Shaw, is an award-winning cartoonist, animator, writer and director. His most recent feature film, Cryptozoo, received the NEXT...

ANASTASIA the Musical
7:30pm
$$

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
7:30pm
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...

James and Shane's  Magic, Mindreading, and Mayhem
7:30pm
RVA The Fan , $

James Mollenkamp and Shane Patrick Crews have joined forces to create a show full of wit and wonder. It's a dueling magician show with many comic twists and...

Thursday, October 28

#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...

SOLD OUT! Kid Kit: Mini Pumpkin Decorating
RVA East End , Free

Attention parents! Not in the mood to scoop, cut, and carve this Halloween? Try painting pumpkins with your little ones instead! Request a kit here to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Edgar Allen Poe book cover
12pm
RVA Northside , Free

Join writer Catherine Baab-Muguira for a lively and informative look at Edgar Allan Poe and how his life can teach us counterintuitive lessons on achieving...

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...

2021 RPL Teen Reading Challenge Discussion
4pm
Free

Have you been participating in the first ever RPL Teen Reading Challenge? Join us on our teen Discord server to chat about what you're reading and how the...

Virtual Event
Haunted Library Scavenger Hunt
4pm
RVA Southside , Free

Join us for a spooky scavenger hunt. Come dressed in your Halloween costume and get a candy treat!

Harvest Ween
5pm
Hopewell , Free

Downtown Hopewell is the best place to kick-off Halloween weekend. Do you dare visit Downtown?! Put on your best costume (and dress up your dog), bring the...

October UnHappy Hour
6pm
$

Come and celebrate the Poe Museum's one and only UnHappy Hour of 2021! It will be the most miserable event of the year complete with the annual costume...

Culture and Movement Class
6:30pm
RVA Southside , Free

Come out and celebrate the #arthuntsrva, #artoberfest, community, partnerships, and fun. We are getting back into action with our first in person class in...

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...

Studio Two
6:30pm
RVA Downtown , Prices Vary

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

"The Giver"
7pm
Free

The Steward School will present The Giver, by Eric Coble, October 28-30, 2021 at 7 p.m. in the school’s Lora M. Robins Theatre (11600 Gayton Road, Richmond,...

Capturing the Spirit of a Community
7pm

Please join us for a virtual discussion about the Columbia Pike Documentary Project, a multidisciplinary history of an Arlington neighborhood that’s one of...

Cockade City Camera Club Logo
7pm
Petersburg , Free

The Cockade City Camera Club meets the fourth Thursday of every month at the Petersburg Area Art League. The Camera Club is open to photographers of all...

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...

Rosette: So Hot Right Now
7pm

Rosette, a local string quartet, will perform music by Caroline Shaw, the first featured composer in the group's So Hot Right Now series. Doors open at 6:30,...

ANASTASIA the Musical
7:30pm
$$

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...

Alton Brown Live: Beyond The Eats
7:30pm
RVA Downtown , Prices Vary

Alton Brown is hitting the road with a new culinary variety show. Audiences can expect more comedy, more music, more highly unusual cooking demos, and more...

Alton Brown: Live! Beyond the Eats
7:30pm
$$

Alton Brown is hitting the road with a new culinary variety show. Audiences can expect more comedy, more music, more highly unusual cooking demos, and more...

Broadway In Richmond - Anastasia
7:30pm
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...

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...

Will Liverman, Bariton
7:30pm
Henrico, RVA West End , $

Called “a voice for this historic moment” (The Washington Post), Virginia-born baritone Will Liverman is quickly gaining a reputation for compelling...

Friday, October 29

#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...

SOLD OUT! Kid Kit: Mini Pumpkin Decorating
RVA East End , Free

Attention parents! Not in the mood to scoop, cut, and carve this Halloween? Try painting pumpkins with your little ones instead! Request a kit here to...

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...

Liberty or Death Church tours
3am, 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm
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...

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...

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...

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...

Liberty or Death Church tours
10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm
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...

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...

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...

Liberty or Death Church tours
12pm, 1:30pm
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...

Liberty or Death Church tours
1:30pm
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...

Oakwood Arts Halloween At the Robinson Theater Fall Festival
5pm
RVA East End , Free

Come to Robinson Theater’s annual Fall Festival and find Oakwood Arts set up with these fun Halloween themed activities... We will have our Annual Costume...

Exhibition Opening – Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste: Set It Off
6pm
RVA Arts District , Free

Join us at ICA at VCU and 1708 Gallery Friday, October 29 to celebrate the opening of artist Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste’s new exhibition Set It Off​. The...

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)....

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...

Studio Two
6:30pm
RVA Downtown , Prices Vary

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

"The Giver"
7pm
Free

The Steward School will present The Giver, by Eric Coble, October 28-30, 2021 at 7 p.m. in the school’s Lora M. Robins Theatre (11600 Gayton Road, Richmond,...

3 Penny Theatre presents "SHERLOCK HOLMES"
7pm
RVA West End , $

“Watson, the game is afoot!” Come back to the theatre and enjoy two Sherlock Holmes adventures; The Speckled Band (one of Conan Doyle’s favorite...

The Last Bison and Starcoast at Richmond Music Hall
7pm

Kick off Halloween weekend with The Last Bison & Starcoast at Richmond Music Hall Costumes + Candy* Encouraged *We'll be collecting candy at the show for...

ComedySportz Spooktacular
7:30pm
Henrico, RVA West End , $

ComedySportz is improvisational comedy played as a sport, with two teams and a referee taking suggestions from the loyal fans and creating scenes, games and...

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...

ANASTASIA the Musical
8pm
$$

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
8pm
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...

Sasha Wakefield plays Nya and Trevor Lawson plays her son, Omari
8pm
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...

Murder House Makover
10pm
Henrico, RVA West End , $

Murder House Makeover is a long-form improv show that follows home improvement experts known for renovating residences that were home to gruesome crimes...

Saturday, October 30

#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...

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...

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...

Liberty or Death Church tours
3am, 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm
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...

Harry Potter Halloween Event
8am
Petersburg , Prices Vary

For all the wizards out there! Dress up in spirit of Halloween and check out Restored Cup Coffee Shop in Old Towne Petersburg as we will be hosting an all...

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...

From J.H. Bufford Battle of Weldon Railroad lithograph
9am
Petersburg, Dinwiddie , $

Please join us for a Civil War educational tour of Grant’s second attempt to capture the Petersburg and Weldon Railroad, part of the Fourth Offensive of the...

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...

Liberty or Death Church tours
10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm
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...

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...