Events

Saturday, October 14

Akeelah and the Bee
RVA West End , $$

Akeelah is an 11-year-old spelling p-r-o-d-i-g-y who will stop at nothing to make her dreams come true. Based on the 2006 film starring Keke Palmer, the play...

Cryptic Cavern Open House
RVA Northside , Free

Cryptic Cavern is a newly refurbished art space in Scott’s Addition home to the Cryptic Jewelry storefront and Scott's Addition Art Collective. Cryptic...

Family "Drive-In" Movie
12am
Powhatan , Free

Bring your children who can sit in a hand-crafted box "car" to watch a family movie. First come first served for the cars.

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,...

James River Writers Annual Conference
8am
RVA Downtown , $$

Join us for the 15th Annual James River Writers Conference, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14 and 15, 2017, with pre-conference Master Classes on Friday, Oct 13,...

"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...

CLAVES Unidos Community Class
9am

CLAVES Unidos Community Class 9:00AM-10:00AM | FREE African roots community dance fusing Caribbean and African rhythms. Contact: Kevin LaMarr Jones at...

VACU Girls for a Change Mural
9am
RVA Downtown , Free

Virginia Credit Union invites its members to join in painting a mural by RVA Artist Hamilton Glass in Richmond’s historic Jackson Ward. The project is...

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...

A Passion for the Land
10am, 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...

Diana Cole - Pottery and Paintings ...show opening
10am
RVA Southside , Free

43rd Street Gallery's featured Artober artist is RVA artisan Diana Cole. A resident potter at the studio, Diana's forms and surface treatment in clay are...

Empty Bowls Open Studio Throw-A-Thon
10am
RVA Southside , Free

The 43rd Street Gallery will host an open studio to the public and potters interested in making bowls for this year's Empty Bowl Project. Watch as potters...

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,...

Fall Festival at Richlands Dairy Farm
10am
Petersburg , $

Come on out to the country and celebrate the arrival of fall with fun, family activities at the last Grade A Dairy Farm between here and Virginia Beach!...

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...

Plein Air Painting Event
10am
$

Enjoy Historic Battersea grounds and be creative with local art instructor Kathy Lee. Paint the villa, the landscape or one of the out buildings . Kathy is...

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...

Mad Science: Detective Science
10:30am
Chesterfield , Free

Use science to crack the case! Examine fingerprints, mystery powders, ink samples, and teeth impressions. For grades K-5. Registration begins September 30. ...

Maymont Golf Cart Tours
10:30am
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA Northside , $$

Explore Maymont’s 100 acres of rolling hills, outdoor sculptures and fountains, fascinating history, gorgeous gardens, and animal exhibits with ease during a...

'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...

Celebrate Native American Art
11am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Join VMFA in a Family Day celebration of Native American art and culture, inspired by the special exhibition - Hear My Voice: Native American Art of the Past...

Celebrate Native American Art
11am
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , Free

Join VMFA in a Family Day celebration of Native American art and culture inspired by the special exhibition Hear My Voice: Native American Art of the Past...

Pinocchio
11am, 1pm
$

Presented by VA Rep on Tour! Fun for all ages! Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 11am Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 1pm Tickets $12 Imagine Geppetto’s...

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...

The Chickahominy Beaded Turtle & DES Designs Trunk
11am
RVA Arts & Cultural District

American Indian Handcrafted Bead & Metal Work by Tamsye and David Stover | Tammy, a member of the Chickahominy Indian Tribe, is an artisan who began her...

Todd Parsons Designs - Virginia Jewelry Artist
11am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

In early 2008, Todd Parsons of Richmond, VA had a vision to expand artistic boundaries by creating laser engraved artwork in the form of jewelry. His...

Stone Soup in the Garden
11:30am
RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA West End

As part of the 2017 Butterfly Stomp and artober, and in collaboration with Richmond Grows Gardens and Tricycle, Bankshot Theatre will present the story of...

Armour House 100th Birthday!
12pm
Henrico , Free

Wish the Armour House a very happy 100th birthday! Enjoy live music, a horse-drawn carriage ride, old-fashioned garden games, kid's activities, historical...

Book Signing
12pm
Chesterfield , Free

Pamela K. Kinney will be signing copies of her new urban fantasy release, How the Vortex Changed My Life. Plus she will also be happy to sign copies of her...

Interior Paintings by Anne Blair Brown and Larry Moore
12pm
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...

Richmond Folk Festival
12pm
RVA Downtown , Free

Last year this festival attracted more than 125,000 people to downtown Richmond's riverfront to celebrate the roots, richness and variety of American culture...

Richmond Folk Festival Family Area
12pm
Free

Jump on in and into the fun, under the sea and out in the sun of the CarMax Family Area for Aquatic Adventures. Children can create under the sea art...

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 ...

The Great Pumpkin Fest
12pm
Ashland, Hanover , $$

Join us at Kings Dominion for the ultimate fall festival, The Great Pumpkin Fest! Families and kids can participate in a collection of scare-free Halloween...

The Great Pumpkin Fest at Kings Dominion
12pm

Join us at Kings Dominion for the ultimate fall festival, The Great Pumpkin Fest! Families and kids can participate in a collection of scare-free Halloween...

Pinocchio
1pm
$

Presented by VA Rep on Tour! Fun for all ages! Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 11am Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 1pm Tickets $12 Imagine Geppetto’s...

Introduction to 3-D Printing
2pm
Chesterfield , Free

Learn to use computer-aided design (CAD) software to create just about anything. Open to all ages. Register here...

Halloween Contemporary Class with KrasH!Dance
3pm

SAT OCTOBER 14th | THRILLER DANCE | FREE Join us at Dogtown Dance Theatre on October 14th at 3:00pm and learn a spooktacular Contemporary Zombie dance to a...

5th Annual "Ladies First" Show & Raffle
5pm
Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg , Free

The 5th Annual “Ladies First” Show & Raffle is and all female artists art show in support of Domestic Violence month. The opening reception is October 14,...

A Night of Poetry In The Enchanted Garden
6pm
RVA Downtown , Free

James River Writers and the Poe Museum are co-hosting a special night of poetry in the Enchanted Garden, featuring readings by the acclaimed poets of the...

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...

 Petersburg Haunts Ghost Walk
7pm
Petersburg , $

You know Petersburg has a rich history. But did you know that it is also a very “spirited” place? Find out about the city’s permanent, otherworldly residents...

Bak N Da Day in Concert
7pm
Henrico , $

Take a trip down memory lane with Richmond’s quintessential oldies vocal group as they visit the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Information: 652-1460.

Comedy Sportz
7pm
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...

Halloween Buti Yoga Classes
7pm

SATURDAY OCTOBER 14| Buti Glow Halloween Class Buti Yoga will transform your BODY + SOUL with this fusion of power yoga, tribal dance, primal movement +...

Halloween Haunt
7pm
Ashland, Hanover , $$

Terror lurks around every corner at the annual Halloween Haunt at Kings Dominion. From the thrilling rides to the frightful attractions, you’re in for some...

Halloween Haunt at Kings Dominion
7pm

Terror lurks around every corner at the annual Halloween Haunt at Kings Dominion. From the thrilling rides to the frightful attractions, you’re in for some...

"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...

Before You Say I Do
8pm
RVA Downtown , $$

Dr. Adele Masters is a world renown couples therapist. She holds her group couples retreat once a year at a secret location. There, she rips into the couples...

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 Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby
8pm
$

River City Community Players (formerly Huguenot Community Players) presents this delightful play by Canadian playwright Norm Foster

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 ...

Saturday, October 14