Events

Thursday, October 12

Featured Exhibit: "'Berenice' - Poe's First Horror Story"
RVA Downtown , $

Egaeus is obsessed with Berenice's teeth and for days he drifts in and out of awareness, constantly thinking about them. He imagines himself holding the...

Margot Blank Exhibition
RVA Downtown , Free

A selection of artwork from artist and Holocaust survivor Margot Blank will be on display at the VHM. Blank, originally from Germany, was deported to two...

Nuestras Historias: Latinos in Richmond
Ashland, Charles City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, New Kent, Petersburg, Powhatan, RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End

There are approximately 100,000 Latinos in the Richmond metropolitan area who represent a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. As Latinos immigrate to...

The Art of War Expo
Free

The Virginia War Memorial hosts the Art of War Expo, showcasing vivid military art and the compelling work of veteran artists. Painting, sculpture,...

Veterans' Impact Project at The Virginia War Memorial
RVA Downtown

To celebrate Artober, we will be exhibiting the Veterans' Impact Project Monument at The Virginia War Memorial. This sculpture was created in partnership...

"After Dark" Exhibition
9am
Free

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond hosts an exhibition of work by Carli Holcomb titled “After Dark.” Holcomb uses synthetic and natural materials to address...

Emancipation and Its Legacies – An Exhibition at Shirley Plantation
9:30am
Charles City , $

During this 4-week period there will be a traveling exhibition at Shirley Plantation, Emancipation and Its Legacies. This exhibition charts the history of...

Exhibition - VIRGINIA JAZZ: The Early Years
10am
RVA Downtown , $

Richmond Jazz Society presents the exhibition VIRGINIA JAZZ: The Early Years, highlighting over 30 Virginia artists who made significant contributions,...

Half Remembered, Paper Mache' and Mixed Media Stories by Sarah Hand - Exhibit & Sale
10am
RVA Southside , Free

Come explore to magical world of "Half Remembered, Paper Mache' and Mixed Media Stories" by Sarah Hand. Experience Sarah's fantasies told through her unique...

Landscapes of Virginia
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

The geography of Virginia has shaped the history of the state and the nation. A mild climate and navigable rivers attracted Native Americans and the first...

The National Arts Program® Group Exhibition
10am
RVA Northside , Free

Never hide your talent! The National Arts Program Foundation, the City of Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities with the Richmond...

The Story of Virginia
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

This newly renovated 10,500 square-foot exhibition interprets 16,000 years of Virginia history and features more than 500 artifacts, maps, letters, and...

Toys of the '50s, '60s, and '70s
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $

Admission: Free for VHS members; $10 for nonmembers; $8 for groups of 10 or more Gumby. Barbie. Slinky. Mr. Potato Head. Wham-O. Spirograph. Hot Wheels. The...

Washington: The Myths and the Man
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Following his death in 1799, George Washington seemed “above the clouds,” to paraphrase the general’s most popular biographer, Mason Locke Weems. The...

'Memory Lane' | Paintings by Christopher S Phillips
11am
Hanover , Free

Join us for our new show, Memory Lane, featuring paintings by Christopher S Phillips. Phillips' work invites you to reminisce moments in your life, creating...

How...do you weave a basket?
11am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Discover the art of basket weaving with Jeremy Frey, who is known for his unique designs and his use of traditional and contemporary materials. Frey, who is...

Interior Paintings by Anne Blair Brown and Larry Moore
11am
Free

Join us in welcoming impressionist artists Anne Blair Brown of Tennessee and Larry Moore of South Carolina for their joint interior painting show. Artist...

The Art of Parker Galore at Carytown Burgers & Fries
11am

Come join us during the month of October at Carytown Burgers & Fries to peruse the art of Parker Galore. Galore's art is notoriously striking and symmetric...

September/October Exhibitions
12pm
RVA Downtown , Free

Exhibition Dates: SEPTEMBER 22 - OCTOBER 22, 2017 MAIN GALLERY SUSANNE FERRARI ROWLEY Line, Space, and Presence Aluminum and Polyfiber Sculptures ...

19th Century American Jugs: Relief Molded Pitchers from the Collection
1pm
RVA West End , Free

The exhibition explores variations of several designs and techniques of relief molding in ceramics.

Iterations: Contemporary Approaches to Drawing
1pm
RVA West End , Free

The artists featured in this exhibition challenge traditional, representational approaches to drawing and work with media and techniques not often associated...

Processes & Permutations: Prints by Leonardo Drew
1pm
RVA West End , Free

The works in this exhibition demonstrate Drew's similar approach to process, experimentation, and materiality in the making of prints. Each work in the...

The Personal is Political: Images of Women from the Harnett Print Study Center Collection
1pm
Free

The prints in the exhibition depict women either enacting or struggling against "roles" defined by society.

Turtles in Time: From Fossils to the Present
1pm
Free

The exhibition features more than 50 fossil turtle specimens from around the world.

artoberVA Nights in Carytown
5pm
RVA West End , Free

Carytown offers the best of what artoberVA has to offer every Thursday night in October! Sponsored by the Carytown Merchants Association.

Dance Pop-up from ARGS at artoberVA Nights in Carytown
5:15pm
RVA West End , Free

Dancers from the Appomattox Regional Governor's School of the Arts and Technology will be performing a pop-up Latin dance performance for artoberVA Nights in...

Artober Nights at Jeweler's Services, Inc
5:30pm
RVA West End , Free

As part of ARToberVA Jeweler's Services, Inc. is hosting the work of 4 local artists all month long. Painting, pyrography, mixed media, jewelry, and more! ...

Artober Artist Reception with Dare Boles
6pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Each week, Ten Thousand Villages is supporting a different local Richmond artist in celebration of Artober RVA! This week, our featured Artist is Dare...

College Night: Connect
6pm

Join members of the College Advisory Council to explore the special exhibition Hear My Voice, meet artists Virgil Ortiz and Mary Murphy Adams, and connect...

Dominion Energy Jazz Cafe
6pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Groove to an eclectic mix of jazz ensembles every Thursday, 6 – 9 pm, at VMFA’s Best Café. Dominion Energy Jazz Café is presented to the public by the...

Elements of Carytown Presents the Paintings of Jeanie Collin Keys
6pm

Enjoy the works of Jeanie Collins Keys. You could own a painting from the same artist that hangs on Oprah's walls. Meet the artist and discuss her works...

A Passion for the Land
6:30pm
Chesterfield , Free

Celebrating the beauty of the unspoiled land by National & Local artists. Richmond Artist & Published Art Historian Jos Biviano, wil open the show at 6:30...

David Grisman Bluegrass Experience at the Beacon
6:30pm
Hopewell , $$

Grisman is a guiding force in the evolving world of acoustic music and has revisited his roots with this Bluegrass Experience

Latin Ballet at Capital One Cafe
6:30pm
Henrico, RVA West End , Free

The Latin Ballet of Virginia celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month at Capital One Cafe in Short Pump Towne Center. Beautiful dancing, passionate...

Haiku and Limerick Poetry Competition
7pm
Free

You’re invited to submit your best prose to our first-ever poetry competition! Gallery Edit’s October exhibition is titled “Edit: Lineage.” We are accepting...

Maasai!  Indulge in Culture and Crafts
7pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Visit Elegba Folklore Society's Cultural Center to interact with people from the Maasai ethnic group in Kenya. The Village Chief and premier beadworkers...

The Grave Walkers from Kings Dominion at artoberVA Nights in Carytown!
7pm
RVA West End , Free

It’s time to step out and join the line! Take a stroll with our twisted second line parade as they bring the best of the French Quarter to Carytown for...

Trivia Night at O'Toole's
7pm
$

River City Rotary's Pub Trivia is a hosting Firehouse Theatre at O'Toole's on Thursday, October 12! It's only $5/person to play, and ALL proceeds from both...

"Cloud 9" by Caryl Churchill
8pm
RVA Downtown , $$

Identities whirl and evolve in Churchill’s period-hopping puzzle, with its first act in British colonial Africa in the Victorian era and the second in a...

Lysistrata
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $

Quill Theatre presents Lysistrata, an adaptation of the comedy by Aristophanes. The Peloponnesian War, forced abstinence and laughs. Starring Grey Garrett as...

The Last Five Years
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $$

TheatreLAB & Yes, And! Entertainment present Alexander Sapp & Christie Jackson in THE LAST FIVE YEARS Music & Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown Direction by...

The Woman in Black
8pm
Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Henrico, Hopewell, New Kent, Petersburg, Powhatan, RVA Arts & Cultural District , $$$

The power of storytelling is on full display in this theatrical spine-chiller about the woman in black who haunts the neighborhood where her ...

Thursday, October 12