Events

Friday, October 20

21st Annual Civil War Symposium: Generals We Love to Hate at Pamplin Historical Park
Petersburg , $$$

Seven outstanding scholars from around the country will be discussing topics surrounding these controversial and contentious Civil War Generals: Buell,...

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...

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...

Student Art Display
Henrico , Free

See a display of artwork created by students at Highland Springs High School. A variety of 2D and 3D works will be featured.

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,...

WRIR On Air Celebration
Ashland, Chesterfield, Henrico, Powhatan, RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End , Free

For 10 days, WRIR will celebrate the talent, music, thought and passion of Richmond as our volunteers host our annual drive. Stay tuned for live performances...

Friday Art & Wine
5:30am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Now you have more reasons to hang out at VMFA on Friday nights! Head to the museum and enjoy Happy Hour specials on beverages and free half-hour gallery...

CreativeMornings
8:30am

In 2008, Tina Roth Eisenberg (Swissmiss) started CreativeMornings out of a desire for an ongoing, accessible event for New York’s creative community. The...

"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...

Tour General Grant’s Fifth Offensive Actions North of the James River
9am
Petersburg , $$$

Pamplin Historical Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier Historians Gary Helm and Tim Talbott hit the road for a one-day tour and the public...

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...

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 Book Sale
10am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Need to read? Join us for the Fall Book Sale at the Virginia Historical Society on Thursday, October 19 — Sunday, October 22. We have thousands of gently...

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 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...

'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...

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.

Unexpected Smiles: Seven Types of Humor in Japanese Paintings
1pm
RVA West End , Free

Featuring 48 paintings on hanging scrolls, the works in the exhibition illustrate humor developed in Japan from the 1700s to the early 1900s. The 7...

WAR-DROBE: Fantasy & Exaggeration in Contemporary Japanese Fashion
1pm
RVA West End , Free

The exhibition features clothing by four leading contemporary Japanese fashion designers. Ranging in date from 1990 to the present, the works focus on...

5th Annual "Ladies First" Show & Raffle
3pm
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,...

Manchester Gallery Grand Opening!
5pm
RVA Southside , Free

There's a new contemporary art gallery in Manchester, Richmond, VA! Focused on providing opportiunties to more than just visual artists, the gallery will...

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...

James River Short Film Juried Competition
6:30pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $

This popular yearly VMFA tradition spotlights the best, most current short videos/films (20 minutes or less). Finalists are selected from an international...

 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...

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...

Honky Tonk Experience
7pm
Henrico , $

The Honky Tonk Experience brings country classics to life while at the same time performing songs of current artists whose music is true to what country...

Look Homeward, Angel - The Steward School
7pm
Henrico , Free

An overbearing mother who thinks more of the boarders in her house than of her family. A father who, despite having grand visions of the world, accomplishes...

Masters of Soul
7pm
$

Masters of Soul Friday, October 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm Tickets $35 Masters of Soul is a celebration of the legendary songs and performers that defined Motown...

Uncle Ty-Rone Show at Lincoln Mews
7pm
RVA Northside , Free

Lincoln Mews Apartments is hosting Uncle Ty-rone, the kid's comedian, and his ventriloquppets for a night of family fun at the Lincoln Mews Community Center!...

Witchfinder
7pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $

Witches and witchcraft were a scary reality of the 16th and 17th centuries in England. Over a 200 year span, more than 40,000 (mostly women) suffered capital...

'A Night of Suspense'
7:30pm
RVA Northside , Free

A Night of Suspense FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20th at 7:30 PM and SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21st at 4:00PM @ Pine Camp Arts and Community Center, 4901 Old Brook Road,...

Desire Under the Elms
7:30pm
$$

Firehouse Theatre proudly presents Noble prize winning American playwright Eugene O’Neill’s powerful tale of love, lust, and loathing. O’Neill’s 1924...

Justin Moore : Hell on a Highway Tour with Dylan Scott
7:30pm

Justin Moore will bring his “Hell on a Highway Tour” to Richmond on Oct. 20 at Altria Theater. The PLATINUM-selling entertainer will hit over 40 cities...

Nathaniel Dett Chorale - Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
7:30pm
RVA Downtown , Free

The Nathaniel Dett Chorale is Canada’s first professional choral group dedicated to Afrocentric music of all styles, including classical, spiritual, gospel,...

Richard Goode, pianist
7:30pm
RVA West End , $$

Pianist Richard Goode has been hailed for making music with tremendous emotional power, depth, and expressiveness, and is known worldwide as one of today’s...

"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...

Comedy Sportz
8pm
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 Haunt: Den of Fear at Dogtown Dance Theatre
8pm

This October, terror comes to Richmond, VA! Need a Halloween thrill? Den of Fear is Richmond city’s only haunted house! Located within 2 miles of VCU’s...

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 ...

WCVE PBS Presents:  Broadway's Best
9pm
Free

WCVE PBS brings Broadway's Best to you! No need to leave the comfort of your home to experience the best that Broadway has to offer. Enjoy the theater...

Friday, October 20