Events

Saturday, October 21

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...

"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...

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...

Meditation Workshop with Monica Rao
9:30am
Hanover , $

Date: October 21, 2017 Time: 9:30-11am Fee: $20 due upon arrival (cash or check only) See Attached Link for Registration Form Come join like-minded...

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...

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...

History Hounds Explore Alleys and Parks of the Fan
10am
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

Dogs and owners are both welcome to enjoy a walking tour presented in partnership with the Richmond SPCA. There is a two dog limit per party, and all must...

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...

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...

A Superhero Halloween
11am
RVA Arts & Cultural District

Dress in your favorite heroic costume and get ready for high-powered fun with the Richmond Symphony and the music of superheroes. Arrive early and join us...

Altered Books Workshop
11am
Powhatan , Free

Ages 16+ can join us as we cut, stamp, paint, and glue to transform old books into new works of art.

Sewing Machine Basics for Kids
11am
Chesterfield , Free

Learn how to use a sewing machine and make a project to take home. All materials will be provided, including sewing machines (or you may bring your own). For...

Stories at the Museum
11am
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

This family friendly program features special educator-led readings of children's history books and a craft activity. Stories at the Museum programs are free...

Teen Art Club
11am
Chesterfield , Free

Get creative and share your love for self-expression. Bring your own art project and supplies. For ages 12-18.

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...

Union Bank & Trust LolliPops: A Superhero Halloween
11am
RVA Downtown , $

The Richmond Symphony will celebrate everyday superheroes at “A Superhero Halloween!” Dress in your favorite heroic costume and get ready for high-powered...

5th Annual "Ladies First" Show & Raffle
12pm
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,...

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...

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...

The Talking Drum, A Spoken Word & Music Concert
12pm
Henrico , Free

You are invited! Elegba Folklore Society's performers will present The Talking Drum. The drum is a legendary communications tool -- a punctuating teller of...

Mad Science: Dinosaurs
1pm
Chesterfield , Free

Be a junior paleontologist! Examine dinosaur digs, fossil casts, different kinds of teeth, and real dinosaur bones. For children 5-8 years old. Registration...

Cultural Crawl
2pm
$

BOOZE. FOOD. STREET ART. Cultural Crawl is THE bar crawl experience enhanced! Tickets Include: Exclusive DRINK specials at the best...

Graphic Novel Book Club
2pm
Free

Nimona = Nemeses! Dragons! Science! Symbolism! This month we'll discuss the award-winning Nimona by Noelle Stevenson. To reserve a copy call (804) 501-9600...

Home Movie Day RVA
2pm
RVA Downtown , Free

The Bijou Film Center invites you to bring your Regular 8, Super 8, and 16mm home movies for cleaning, inspection, viewing (if safe), and advice about...

Start Where You Are: Art and Creativity with Noah Scalin
2pm
Chesterfield , Free

Teens, get inspired to practice daily creativity with local artist Noah Scalin, of the Skull-a-Day project. For 365 days in a row, Noah took everyday objects...

'A Night of Suspense'
4pm
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,...

Sock It to a World Record!
4:30pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA West End , $

Join us for this triple-header event! Puppets Off Broad Street is proud to present a screening of "Heather Henson's Handmade Puppet Dreams," AND...

Fancy Me Mad
5:30pm
RVA Downtown , $

St. John's Church Foundation and The Poe Museum present Fancy Me Mad, a fall event honoring the spirits of the season. Featuring master storyteller, Edgar...

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...

Halloween Contemporary Class with  KrasH!Dance
6:30pm

SAT OCTOBER 21st | DANCING IN THE DARK | FREE Put on your favorite neon color clothes and come dance in the dark with us at Dogtown Dance Theatre starting...

 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...

ARGS Talent Show
7pm
Petersburg , $

Come and see the fantastically talented students of Appomattox Regional Governor's School for the Arts strut their stuff! Celebrity judges and a variety of...

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 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...

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...

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...

David Feherty Live Off Tour!
7:30pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District

Former professional golfer on the European and PGA Tours, current writer and broadcaster with NBC Sports and the Golf Channel, David Feherty will make his...

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...

Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Orchestra
7:30pm
RVA West End , $$

Celebrating his 80th birthday, ten-time Grammy® Award-winner Eddie Palmieri is one of the finest arrangers and composers of salsa and Latin jazz of the past...

"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...

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 ...

ZZ Top
8pm

Having formed more than four decades ago in the Houston area of Texas, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees ZZ Top continue to be a relentless touring...

Saturday, October 21