Events

Thursday, October 5

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...

Fun Home
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $$

September 9 - October 8 Times vary. Visit va-rep.org for details. Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical! Years after her father’s unexpected...

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...

Shakespeare in Love
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , $$

Disguised identities and a clandestine love affair inspire a young Will Shakespeare to pen the greatest love story of all time. Based on the Oscar-winning...

"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,...

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...

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...

Banner Lecture: Toxic Dust: The History and Legacy of Virginia’s Kepone Disaster by Gregory Wilson
12pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $

Children (18 & under) free; Members Free; Adults $10 In July 1975, news broke about workers at Life Science Products Company in Hopewell poisoned...

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.

'James River Rock' Scarf Demo
4:30pm, 6pm

Fiber Artist Jocelyn Welles will be giving a demonstration & talk on creating felted scarves with river rocks from the James River! This demo Rocks!!! Stop...

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.

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: A History of the White House by Matthew Costello and Evan Phifer
5:30pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $$

Members $30; Nonmembers $50 This is a two-part class taught by Matthew Costello and Evan Phifer. Class one will take place on Thursday, October 5, and...

Opening Reception & Artist Talk
5:30pm
Ashland , Free

Christopher S Phillips Memory Lane Join us for our new show, Memory Lane, featuring paintings by Christopher S Phillips. Phillips' work invites you to...

'James River Rock' Scarf Demo
6pm

Fiber Artist Jocelyn Welles will be giving a demonstration & talk on creating felted scarves with river rocks from the James River! This demo Rocks!!! Stop...

Artober Artist Reception at Ten Thousand Villages
6pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Year round we proudly support artisans from over 30 developing countries, and during the month of October we are honored to support local artisans! Each...

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...

3 in 30 Gallery Program: Making the Mythic Tangible
6:30pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Join Dr. Johanna Minich, Assistant Curator of Native American, while they examine three objects that illustrate long-surviving stories from three different...

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy at the Beacon
7pm
Hopewell , $$

This English drummer and percussionist keeps on rocking from his days with Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

Local Voices Live At Stir Crazy Cafe
7pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown, RVA East End, RVA Northside, RVA Southside, RVA West End , Free

WRIR's Local Voices Live is your chance to see the recording of some of WRIR's most popular programs in front of you in a live studio audience. The event is...

Virginia Opera at the Movies
7:15pm
$

The historic Byrd Theatre in Carytown partners with Virginia Opera to present the classic Cecil B. DeMille 1949 film, Samson and Delilah. This movie version...

Festival of South African Dance
7:30pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District

Featuring twenty dancers accompanied by live musicians, the Gumboots and Pantsula Dance Companies share the Dominion Arts Center stage for an evening of...

Top Girls - Modlin Center for the Arts
7:30pm
RVA West End , $

Marlene, the highly successful director of the Top Girls Employment Agency, throws a dinner party for famous women from the past: the Victorian explorer...

"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...

Starr Foster Dance: The Shaking Season
8pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , $$

Following a very momentous 2016/2017 tour season, Starr Foster Dance Project will first bound into their 2017/2018 season with a September stop in Baltimore,...

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 5