Events

Friday, October 6

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...

First Fridays ArtWalk @ Elegba Folklore Society 
12am, 5pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Join Elegba Folklore Society for for The Black Art Market, an exhibition of beautifully matted and framed prints by a variety of contemporary artists that...

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...

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...

Little Nomad's October First Friday Party
6am
RVA Arts & Cultural District, RVA Downtown , Free

Little Nomad will be teaming with the Children's Museum of Richmond and Richmond Young Writers for a First Fridays celebration. The Children's Museum of...

"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...

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.

First Friday Coloring Club
3pm
Chesterfield , Free

Adults, drop in to color Johanna Basford's Secret Garden coloring prints and relax with us over free coffee. Materials are provided or bring your own.

Manchester First Fridays: South of the James
4pm
RVA Southside , Free

Manchester Manifest aims to continue to bring fun, creative and fresh events to the Manchester area. Our newest venture focuses on stretching First Fridays...

Art Junction Chili Throwdown
5pm

Things are getting hot at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond! The Art Junction Chili Throwdown is Friday, Oct. 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. More than two-dozen...

First Fridays Art Walk
5pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Join us for the Downtown Neighborhood's monthly art walk! Galleries, shops, restaurants, non-profits, and more open their doors in celebration of art and...

First Fridays ArtWalk @ Elegba Folklore Society 
5pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

Join Elegba Folklore Society for for The Black Art Market, an exhibition of beautifully matted and framed prints by a variety of contemporary artists that...

RVA Cures:  Conquering Childhood CAncer
5pm

RVA Cures tells stories of children, caregivers, and researchers in our community who are facing the number one disease killer of children – cancer. Through...

Alice's Ordinary People
6pm
Powhatan

Filmaker Craig Dudnick will introduce and lead discussions after showing the film. It is about Alice Tregay, a Chicago woman who advanced human rights and...

Edit: Lineage First Friday Reception
6pm

Come out to the First Friday art walk for the formal reception of Edit: Lineage, a show focused on family, genealogy, and origin. Refreshments will be served...

My Reality
6pm
RVA Arts & Cultural District , Free

"My Reality" is a groundbreaking exhibition and virtual reality installation created by teens impacted by the juvenile justice system in Richmond, VA....

One Night Only:  Daniel Howard Skateboard Art
6pm
Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg , $

Join us for this exciting show featuring the work of Arizona resident, Daniel Howard, as he travels for 3 weeks, stopping here in Petersburg for one night...

Half Remembered, Paper Mache' and Mixed Media Stories by Sarah Hand - Exhibit & Sale
6:30pm
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...

 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...

An Evening of 20-40's Jazz / Feat. Antique Melody Show
7pm
$

An Evening of 20-40s Jazz / Antique Melody Show Friday, October 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm $17 in advance, $20 reserved seating, $21 at the door. Plus, enjoy...

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...

Runway 2 Life
7pm

Join us at the 1st Annual Runway 2 Life Fashion Show. A non-profit event working with the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) that seeks to educate,...

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...

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...

Dance, Drama, and Beyond: Artoberfest
8pm
Henrico, RVA Northside , $

Dance Shorts from KDanceShort Plays and Monologues from CATOriginal Songs from VOCAL (Virginia Organization of Composers And Lyricists )Quilt Display from...

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 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 ...

Friday, October 6