November Plan Ahead: Your Richmond events calendar

Happy November, Richmond. 🧡  If you’re anything like us, you’re prepping for the holiday season, celebrating that college basketball is back + looking for all the heated patios to cozy up on. Winter is on the horizon — with all that excitement, you’re also looking for fun local events to attend. Read on for all the top events happening this month in the River City.

All month long

Ansel Adams: Compositions in Nature | Every day | All day | VMFA | $8+ non-members, members free | View the drama and splendor of the American landscape through the photography of Ansel Adams. 

Dineo Seshee Bopape: Ile aye, moya, là, ndokh…harmonic conversations…mm | Every day | All day | Institute for Contemporary Art | Free | Video, sculpture, installation, and animation are all involved in this exploratory exhibit. 

Columbia Pike: Through the Lens of Community | Every day | All day | Library of Virginia Exhibition Gallery | Free | Explore the Columbia Pike Documentary Project through photography. 📸

Blythe King: Future Ancestors | Fri., Nov. 5-Sat., Nov. 27 | All day | Eric Schindler Gallery, 2305 E. Broad St. | An exhibit merging past, present, and future through mixed media + collage. 

Of Mud & Blood | Fri., Nov. 12-Sun., Jan. 9 | All day | Visual Arts Center of Richmond, 1812 W Main St. | Free | The exhibit features collaborative pieces by local tattoo artists and ceramicists. 

Open Mic Night | Every Wednesday | 6 p.m. | Main Line Brewery, 1603 Ownby Ln. | Free | Beginners + seasoned musicians can step up to the mic. 🎶 

Isley Open Mic Night | Every Thursday | 6:30 p.m. | Isley Brewing Company, 1715 Summit Ave. | Free, RSVP | Listen to others take the stage or grab the mic and show off your own singing skills. 

Hump Day HaHa’s | Every Wednesday | 6:30 p.m. | Isley Brewing Company, 1715 Summit Ave. | Free | Watch local comedians or try out your own material. 🎤

Sticky Rice Karaoke Night | Every Tuesday | 10:30 p.m. | Sticky Rice, 2232 W Main St. | Free entry | Live out your singing dreams + enjoy beer and drink specials all night long. 

Karaoke Night | Every Thursday | 7 p.m. | Pie314 RVA, 423 North 18th St. | Free, RSVP | Sing your heart out with fellow Richmonders. 

Homegrown Trivia | Every Monday | 7-9 p.m. | Starr Hill Richmond, 3406 W Leigh St. | Free | There is a max of 8 people per team and weekly prizes. 

Trivia Knight | Every Thursday | 7 p.m. | Castleburg Brewery and Taproom, 1626 Ownby Ln. | Free | Pro tip: you can get a prize for best team name, so get creative. 🧠

Trivia Night | Every Tuesday | 7:30 p.m. | Isley Brewing Company, 1715 Summit Ave. | Free | Enjoy happy hour prices on different beers for each round of play. 🍺

Carytown Farmers Market | Every Sunday | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | City Stadium | Free entry | Every Sunday through December, buy directly from local farmers, business owners + artisans.

Huguenot-Robious Farmers Market | Every Thursday | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Great Big Greenhouse, 2051 Huguenot Rd. | Free entry | Shop over 2 dozen local businesses at this year-round market in Chesterfield.

Lakeside Farmers Market | Saturdays + Wednesdays | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wed. | 6110 Lakeside Ave. | The market is also hosting a Howl-o-ween Bash tonight from 5-9 p.m. 

Sip & Shop | Weekends starting Nov. 13 | 11 a.m. | Stony Point Fashion Park | Free entry | Sip while you shop local + check out new vendors every weekend.

Monday November 1 – Sunday November 7

Monday, Nov. 1

Gojira | Mon., Nov. 1 | 7 p.m. | The National | $30+ | The French heavy metal band plays their latest album, “Fortitude.” 

Palmyra | Mon., Nov. 1 | 8 p.m. | The Camel, 1621 W. Broad St. | $10 | Vibe with this Boston folk band featuring The Great Beforetimes + Jacob Ritter.

Parking Lot Pull Up | Mon., Nov. 1 | 6-8 p.m. | Ma Michele Cafe & Catering, 10811 Hull Street Rd. | Cost of purchase | Kick off November by checking out local businesses, music + food.

Where the Pieces Fall | Mon., Nov. 1- Sun., Nov. 7 | All day | Visual Arts Center, 1812 W. Main St. | Free | This exhibit features the work of 15 artists.

Jackie Brown | Mon., Nov. 1 | 7 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $8 | Catch director Quentin Tarantino’s action-packed film on the big screen. ✈️

VCU Men’s Basketball v. VSU | Mon., Nov. 1 | 7 p.m. | Siegel Center | $15 | The Rams start off the season with an exhibition game against the Trojans. 🏀

James River Art League Show | Mon., Nov. 1 | 9-5 p.m. | Lewis Ginter | $8+ non-members |  Explore and appreciate the creation of 130 artists on the final day of this show. 🎨

Tonstartssbandht with Glop And Wallpaper | Mon., Nov. 1 | 7 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 619 E. Main St. | $10 | Jam out with this Flordia duo. 

Cory Wells | Mon., Nov. 1 | 6:30 p.m. | The Canal Club,1545 E Cary St | $15+ | Get ready to rock at this concert, featuring Oliver Baxxter. 🎸

Tuesday, Nov. 2

San Holo | Tues., Nov. 2 | 8 p.m. | The National | $25+ | The Dutch artist plays with Kasbo, Chet Porter + Tsu Nami. 

EV Roundup | Tues., Nov. 2 | 3-6:30 p.m. | Birdhouse Farmers Market, 1507 Grayland Ave. | Free | Meet up with other electric vehicle enthusiasts or display your own tech.  

Seasonal Garden Walk | Tues. Nov. 2 | 10-11 a.m. | Lewis Ginter | $17 non-members | Take in the gardens in autumn. 🍂

Music Feeds RVA | Tues., Nov. 2 | 7 p.m. | Seventh Street Christian Church, 4101 Grove Ave. | Free admission with food donation | Take in the classical tones of Greenspring International Academy of Music to benefit hunger relief. 

Comeback Kid, A Wilhelm Scream, One Step Closer, Reflect | Tues., Nov. 2 | 6 p.m. | The Camel, 1621 W. Broad St. | $20 | Rock out with 4 bands + remember to bring proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test. 🎸

Wednesday, Nov. 3

Taps & Tunes | Wed., Nov. 3 | 6-9 p.m. | Three Notch’d RVA Collab House, 2930 W. Broad St. | Free | Celebrate the latest beer launch with music by the Freightliner Duo. 🍺

Granite Fiction Club | Wed., Nov. 3 | 5:30 p.m. | Book People Richmond, 536 Granite Ave. | Free | Call the shop to join this monthly book club — this month’s book is “Sing, Unburied, Sing” by Jesmyn Ward.

Bad Religion + Alkaline Trio | Wed., Nov. 3 | 7:30 p.m. | The National | $35+ | Get all your punk rock needs met with these 2 bands.  

Medication Safety for Older Adults | Wed., Nov. 3 | 10 a.m. | VCU Health Hub at 25th, 1330 N. 25th St. | Free | Adults over 65 can learn how to avoid medicine mishaps. 

Blood Simple | Wed., Nov. 3 | 7 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $8 | Be sure to catch Director Joel Coen’s big affair on the big screen. 💔

Watercolor Trees | Wed., Nov. 3 | 9 a.m. | Lewis Ginter | $55+ | Create an evergreen forest at this art class for all experience levels. 🌲

Robots in Rehab | Wed., Nov. 3 | 12 p.m. | Virtual | Free, RSVP | Experience a demo of the EksonNR, a technology that helps people walk again, at this program from the Science Museum of Virginia. 

Thursday, Nov. 4

Brews for Birds | Thurs., Nov. 4 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Kindred Spirit Brewing, 12830 West Creek
Pkwy. | $25+ | Enjoy brews + snacks to benefit GoochlandCares Food Pantry. 🍺 

Preschool Storytime | Thurs., Nov. 4 | 10:30 a.m. | Richmond Public Library Main Branch, 101 E. Franklin St. | Free | An interactive journey through a book for 3-5 year olds.

Sexbruise? | Thurs., Nov. 4 | 7 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 619 E. Main St. | $10 | Catch this satirical pop band out of Charleston. 🎶

Friday, Nov. 5

Craftsmen’s Classic Art & Craft Festival | Fri., Nov. 5-Sat., Nov. 7 | Richmond Raceway | $7+ | You’ve got 3 days to explore one of the top 100 craft shows in the country. 

Beers & Banjos: Slack Family Band | Fri., Nov. 5 | 6 p.m. | The Camel, 1621 W. Broad St. | $5 | Start out your weekend with some classic Richmond bluegrass. 🎻

13th Annual Pets on Parade | Fri., Nov. 5 | 6-10 p.m. | Main Street Station | Prices vary | Enjoy dinner, drinks + an auction to benefit FETCH a Cure for pet cancer.

Listen for the Hook: Perfecting the First 5 Minutes of Your Podcast | Fri., Nov. 5 | 6 p.m. | Institute for Contemporary Art | VCU grad + award-winning podcaster Saidu Tejan-Thomas Jr. discusses how to make your audio projects shine. 🎙

The Writer’s Den Poetry Slam & Open Mic | Fri., Nov. 5 | 7 p.m. | 4 W. Broad St. | Free | A writing workshop, open mic + an afterparty with the Vybehouse band.

James River Association Tree Planting | Fri., Nov. 5 | 1-4 p.m. | Minefee St. | Free, RSVP | Volunteer to help plant sycamores + birches as part of the Bellemeade Green Street project.

RVA First Fridays | Fri., Nov. 5 | 5-11 p.m. | Arts District | Free | Start the weekend celebrating the arts in all their forms.

First Friday Art Reception | Fri., Nov. 5 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Main Library, 101 E. Franklin St. | Free | Featured artists include Sandra Nardone, Gina Catlin, and Connie de Bordenave.

Humans in the Landscape | Fri., Nov. 5 | 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Lewis Ginter | $30 | Converse about complex interactions with the natural world — tickets for the virtual program are also available.  

Daniel Donato w/ Pipesleeve | Fri., Nov. 5 | 7 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 619 E. Main St. | $15 | Start the weekend with some cosmic country. 🎶

Seven Ten Oil | Fri., Nov. 5 | 7 p.m. | The Canal Club,1545 E Cary St | $10+ | Start your weekend right by jamming out to this rockin band. 🤘

Saturday, Nov. 6

Midland | Sat., Nov. 6 | 8 p.m. | The National | $33+ | The country band stops by Richmond on their “The Last Resort” tour. 

Tea & Cupcake Social: An Afternoon Tea with a Twist | Sat., Nov. 6 | 2-5 p.m. | The Well Art Gallery, 1309 Hull St. | $30+ | Break out your favorite fits to win the “Best Dressed” or “Best Hat” contests at this event with Savory Blends Tea Co. + Sassy Chef’s Kitchen. 

Gingerbread Porter & Christmas Pancakes Release | Sat., Nov. 6 | 12 p.m. | Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, 2410 Ownby Ln. | Free | Food, music + 2 dark and sweet porters to welcome in the holiday season. 🍺

Ballpark Warming Party | Sat., Nov. 6 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | The Diamond | Join the Flying Squirrels + Puritan Cleaners in donating a new or gently-used jacket to Coats for Kids.

2021 Mid-Atlantic ChaserCon | Sat., Nov. 6 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Science Museum of Virginia | $25 | Meteorological experts + storm chasers come together to chat about the science of weather.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2021 | Sat., Nov. 6 | 9 a.m. | The Crossings at Bon Air, 9100 Bon Air Crossings Dr. | Be a part of a walking team to support the world’s largest event raising funds for Alzheimer’s care. 

Building Good Garden Soil | Sat., Nov. 6 | 9 a.m. | Lewis Ginter | $40+ | Learn basic soil types and how to analyze your own soil. 🌱

Into the Wild: Personal Journeys in Nature Writing Workshop | Sat., Nov. 6 | 10 a.m. | Lewis Ginter | $20+ | Write about memories, stories, dreams, and impressions in this writing circle. 

The Districts | Sat., Nov. 6 | 7 p.m. | The Broadberry | $15+ | Vibe with these indie-rockers, featuring girlpuppy + she. 

The Serfs, Club Music, X Harlow | Sat., Nov. 6 | 7 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 619 E. Main St. | $10 | Alt-indie sounds out of Portsmouth, NH. 🎸

Bootblacks | Sat., Nov. 6 | 8 p.m. | Fallout, 117 N. 18th St. | $10 | A night of post-punk + synths.

Howling Giant, Jakethehawk, Book of Wyrms | Sat., Nov. 6 | 8 p.m. | The Camel, 1621 W. Broad St. | $10 | Jam out with these metal + rock bands. 🤘

The Rough-Face Girl | Sat., Nov. 6 | 10 a.m. | VMHC | $3+ | Pre-K + early elementary kids can read “The Rough-Face Girl” + make beaded necklaces. 📖

Tour de Fall Line Lite | Sat., Nov. 6 | 8 a.m.-4 p.m. | Reedy Creek Trailhead, 4001 Riverside Dr. | $20 suggested donation | Ride however far you’d like — there will be trail monitors for safety.

Grayscale | Sat., Nov. 6 | 6 p.m. | The Canal Club,1545 E Cary St | $18+ | Part of the band’s “Umbra” Tour.

Sunday, Nov. 7

Artisan Market | Sun., Nov. 7 | 1-4 p.m. | Main Line Brewery, 1603 Ownby Ln. | Free entry | Spend the afternoon shopping small for decor, jewelry, art + food. 🛍

Immerse Artists Experience | Sun., Nov. 7 | 8 a.m. | Greater Richmond Convention Center | $159+ | A one-day event for dance teams to break into the business side of the performing arts industry.

RVA Bacon Fest | Sun., Nov. 7 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | 17th Street Market | Free | Whether you like it burnt, chewy, or in bits, this festival is for you. 🥓

23rd Annual Richmond SPCA Fur Ball | Sun., Nov. 6 | 5:30-11 p.m. | Jefferson Hotel | $150+ | Proceeds from tickets + the silent auction go towards the SPCA’s care and treatment of shelter cats and dogs. 🐶

Brambly Park Live Presents: Freddy Lau | Sun., Nov. 7 | 4-6 p.m. | Brambly Park Winery, 1708 Belleville St. | Free | Pro tip: Reserve your table ahead of the performance for a comfy seat.

Baroness | Sun., Nov. 7 | 7 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 619 E. Main St. | $60 | Part of the “Your Baroness” tour.

Alex Melton with Dead Format | Sun., Nov. 7 | 7 p.m. | The Camel, 1621 W. Broad St. | $10 | Check out the country artist in a show featuring Dead Format.

Monday November 8 – Sunday November 14

Monday, Nov. 8 

CLOAK, Demiser, Left Cross | Mon., Nov. 8 | 7 p.m. | The Camel, 1621 W. Broad St. | $12+ | Feel the power of black metal, rock n’ roll + the classical music stylings behind the rhythms.

Femmes Des Hautes Terres + La Llorona | Mon., Nov. 8 | 6 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $10 | Catch this double feature of Guatemalan films, presented by the Highland Support Project. 🎬

Minor Moon w/ Deux Eyes and wifipassword | Mon., Nov. 8 | 7 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 619 E. Main St. | $12 | Start your week off right with some folk. 

RVA Bachata 4th Anniversary Party | 5-9 p.m. | Sandman Comedy Club, 401 Grace St. | $5 | A gala celebrating where the bachata nights all began. 

Toddler Time: Maymont Adventures | Mon., Nov. 8 | 10 a.m. | The Robins Nature Center, Maymont | $13+ | Little ones ages 18 months-4 years can discover Maymont’s animals and nature. 🐥

Tuesday, Nov. 9 

Pulp Fiction | Tues., Nov. 9 | 7 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $8 | Be sure to see director Quentin Tarantino’s award winning crime classic. 💼

Conservation Landscaping with Natives | Tues., Nov. 9 | 6:30 p.m. | Virtual, RSVP | $10 | Explore how to protect native soil, improve habitats, and keep waterways clear at this Lewis Ginter program.  🌱

Free Throw, Dog Leg, Bad Luck | Tues., Nov. 9 | 7 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 619 E. Main St. | $16 | Rock the night away with these bands. 🤘

Narrow Head | Tues., Nov. 9 | 7 p.m. | The Camel, 1621 W. Broad St. | $15 | The rockers out of Texas will play a show with Young Guv + Public Acid. 🎶

Finding the “Real” Pocahontas | Tues., Nov. 9 | 10 a.m. | Virtual | Free, RSVP | Older elementary students and above can examine the many depictions of Pocahontas at this VMHC program. 

Between the Lines: Wettest County in the World | Tues., Nov. 9 | 7 p.m. | Virtual | Free, RSVP | Join the VMHC book club about 3 brothers + the great Franklin County Moonshine Conspiracy. 📚

Track Starr Run Club | Tues., Nov. 9 | 6:30 p.m. | Starr Hill Beer Hall, 3406 W. Leigh St. | Free | Go on a fun run through Scott’s Addition + enjoy $1 off pints at happy hour. 

Holiday Movie Tuesday: Die Hard | Tues., Nov. 9 | 7 p.m. | Starr Hill Beer Hall & Rooftop, 3406 W. Leigh St. | Free | Tables are first come, first serve for happy hours specials + movie snacks.

Wednesday, Nov. 10

No Country For Old Men | Wed., Nov. 10 | 7 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $8 | Part of the Coen Brothers series at The Byrd. 🍿

Literary Virginia Book Group | Wed., Nov. 10 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Virtual, RSVP | Free | Jump on Zoom to read and discuss Virginia’s award-winning, fiction + nonfiction authors. 📚

The Hip Abduction w/ Joe Sambo | Wed., Nov. 10 | 7 p.m. | The Broadberry | $15+ | A night of alt + indie tunes.

The Acacia Strain: It Comes in Waves + Catalog | Wed., Nov. 10 | 6 p.m. | The Canal Club,1545 E Cary St | $18+ | Check out the first night of this midweek rock + metal concert. 

Thursday, Nov. 11

Shakey Graves | Thurs., Nov. 11 | 8 p.m. | The National | $25+ | Don’t miss this one-man indie alternative band. 

Lecture Series: Ends Of War | Thurs., Nov. 11 | 12 p.m. | Virtual | Free | VMHC members can register for in-person tickets to a lecture from Caroline Janney, author of “Ends of War: The Unfinished Fight of Lee’s Army After Appomattox.”

Saving Private Ryan | Thurs., Nov. 11 | 7 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $8 | This Veteran’s Day, catch a screening of the Spielberg film, featuring VA War Memorial speaker Dr. Clay Mountcastle. 

Walmart Health & Fitness Expo | Thurs., Nov. 11-Fri., Nov. 12 | Richmond Raceway | $30+ | Pick up your race day gear for the VCUHealth Richmond Marathon. 

The Acacia Strain: It Comes in Waves + Catalog | Thurs., Nov. 11 | 6 p.m. | The Canal Club,1545 E Cary St | $18+ | Check out the second night of this midweek rock + metal concert. 

Funkelstiltskin | Thurs., Nov. 11 | 7 p.m. | Main Line Brewery, 1603 Ownby Ln. | Free | This band from Bone, NC makes their debut, featuring eats from Heavenly Cove Pop-Up. 

Sunset Solo: Bob Keel | Thurs., Nov. 11 | 6:30 p.m. | Starr Hill Brewery, 3406 W. Leigh St. | Free | Rooftop music, tacos + beer.

Friday, Nov. 12

The Legwarmers | Fri., Nov. 12 | 8 p.m. | The National | $18+ | Relive the 80s with the decade’s ultimate tribute band. 🎸

VCU Women’s Basketball v. Middle Tennessee | Fri., Nov. 12 | 6 p.m. | Siegel Center | $7 | The Rams take on the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders for Homecoming. 🏀

The Haze & Dacey Collective |  Fri., Nov. 12 | 7 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 619 E. Main St. | $10 | Keep an eye out for their CD release. 💿

“Walking Off The War:” Veterans On The Appalachian Trail | Fri., Nov. 12 | 12 p.m. | Virtual | Free, RSVP | Join Veteran Sean Gobin as he talks about his recovery and the Appalachian Trail at this VMHC program.

Who’s Awake? A Family Night Hike | Fri., Nov. 12 | 5:30 p.m. | Robins Nature Center, Maymont | $21+ | Shed some light on these creatures of the night. 🦉

Take Me Out: 2000’s Indie Dance Party | Fri., Nov. 12 | 9 p.m. | The Canal Club,1545 E Cary St | Take us to your best friend’s house — and then to the Canal Club for this dance party.

RVA Fadeaway Rocks Hippie Happy Hour | Fri., Nov. 12 | 4 p.m. | Main Line Brewery, 1603 Ownby Ln. | Free | Bring your lawn chair + snack on eats from 1115 Mobile Kitchen + Tiffany’s Smokehouse. 

The Upside | Fri., Nov. 12 | 7 p.m. | Main Line Brewery, 1603 Ownby Ln. | Free | Welcome back a mix of 70s – 90s rock classics. 

Saturday, Nov. 13

Pink Talking Fish | Sat., Nov. 13 | 8 p.m. | The National | $20+ | Pink Floyd meets Talking Heads + Phish in this musical fusion. 

Girls in Science | Sat., Nov. 13 | 1 p.m. | Science Museum of Virginia | $10+ | Middle school-aged girls can explore environmental science in this workshop.

The Big LeBYRDski Fest | Sat., Nov. 13 | 7:30 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $20 | Admission to this fundraiser includes an El Duderino Brew. 🎟️

Stony Point Wine, Beer + Spirits Festival | Sat., Nov. 13 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Stony Point Fashion Park | $35+ | Your ticket gets you unlimited samples from participating distilleries, breweries + wineries.

Shane Smith & The Saints with Jonathan Terrell | Sat., Nov. 13 | 7 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 619 E. Main St. | $15+ | Rock the night away with these bands. 

SoDown | Sat., Nov. 13 | 8 p.m. | The Canal Club,1545 E Cary St | $15+ | Groove with Ehren Wright and his sax at this 18+ concert. 🎷

VCUHealth Richmond Marathon | Sat., Nov. 13 | E Grace St & N 5th St | $130 | You can also sign up for a half marathon or 8k.   

Richmond Makers Market: It’s Fall, Y’all | Sat., Nov. 13 | 12 p.m. | Basic City Beer Co., 212 W. Sixth St. | Free entry | Bring your pup + your family to shop local for the holiday season.

The Shack Band | Sat., Nov. 13 | 1 p.m. | Main Line Brewery, 1603 Ownby Ln. | $15+ | Dogs are welcome at this local rock band’s show.

Deja Foo + Jettish | Sat., Nov. 13 | 7 p.m. | Main Line Brewery, 1603 Ownby Ln. | Free | A Foo Fighters tribute + special guest Jettish. 

Christmas Morning + Kentucky Christmas Morning Release | Sat., Nov. 13 | 12 p.m. | Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, 2410 Ownby Ln. | Free entry | Get a taste of Blanchard’s coffee blend in this new stout. 

Richmond Symphony Masterworks: Beethoven’s Fifth | Sat., Nov. 13 | 8 p.m. | Dominion Energy Center | $10+ | Experience the bracing energy of the Fifth under Music Director Valentina Peleggi. 🎼

Sunday, Nov. 14

Samantha Fish | Sun., Nov. 14 | 7:30 p.m. | The National | $22+ | Come out and catch the blues with Samantha Fish and the River Kittens.

Poe Film Festival | Sun., Nov. 14 | 1:30 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | Free | Join the Poe party with an afternoon of short films inspired by the writer’s style. 📽

Surfer Blood with Spooky Cool | Sun., Nov. 14 | 7 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 619 E. Main St. | $15 | Vibe out at this alternative indie concert. 

Planet Booty and Rich Aucoin | Sun., Nov. 14 | 7 p.m. | The Camel, 1621 W. Broad St. | $15 | Get down with this funk + soul dance band. 🕺

The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical | Sun., Nov. 14 | 6 p.m. | Altria Theater | $33+ | Meet the team of elves who help Santa prep for next month’s big day.

Tre’ Smith | 3 p.m. | Main Line Brewery, 1603 Ownby Lane | Free | Get your Sunday funday jam on and come out and see Tre’ Smith + Mell’s Kitchen food truck.

Richmond Symphony Masterworks: Beethoven’s Fifth | Sun., Nov. 14 | 8 p.m. | Dominion Energy Center | $10+ | Experience the bracing energy of the Fifth under Music Director Valentina Peleggi. 🎼

Monday November 15 – Sunday November 21

Monday, Nov. 15 

Cheese School: Easy Cheesy Holiday | Mon., Nov. 15 | 6:30 p.m. | Virtual | $25 | Pro tip: Grab your cheese plate at Belmont Butchery before the Zoom class.

Bachelor Boys Showcase | Mon., Nov. 15 | 7 p.m. | The Camel, 1621 W. Broad St. | $15 | This wedding cover band can perform whatever your favorite tunes may be.

Tuesday, Nov. 16 

In this Moment + Black Veil Brides | Tues., Nov. 16 | 6:15 p.m. | The National | $38+ | Rock out in between these 2 hard rock bands.

Reservoir Dogs | Tues., Nov. 15 | 7 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $8 | Part of the Quentin Tarantino series at The Byrd. 🍿

Common Ground Virginia History Virtual Book Group | Tues., Nov. 16 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Virtual, RSVP | Free | Read and discuss books about VA history, society + culture. 📚

Ron Gallo & Post Animal | Tues., Nov. 16 | 7 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 619 E. Main St. | $15 | The show also features Why Bonnie. 

Zach Person | Tues., Nov. 16 | 7 p.m. | The Camel, 1621 W. Broad St. | $12 | Experience the “Let’s Get Loud” tour. 

The Spill Canvas | Tues., Nov. 16 | 7 p.m. | The Canal Club,1545 E Cary St | $18+ | Rock out with this alternative emo band. 

Holiday Movie Tuesday: Bad Santa [Unrated] | Tues., Nov. 16 | Starr Hill Beer Hall & Rooftop, 3406 W. Leigh St. | Watch a movie + play drag bingo during happy hour. 

Wednesday, Nov. 17

Fargo | Wed., Nov. 17 | 7 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $8 | Catch the Coen Brothers’ action-packed scheme. 🍿

You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington | Wed., Nov. 17 | 6 p.m. | Library of Virginia Lecture Hall | Free, RSVP | The Weinstein Author Series continues with author Alexis Coe. 📖

The Ground Up Podcast LIVE | Wed., Nov. 17 | 7 p.m. | Terraces at Manchester, 800 Semmes Ave. | $13 | Local host Keisha Rock will interview Sherita McGowan, owner of Croaker’s Spot Restaurant. 

Willie Watson w/ Vincent Neil Emerson | Wed., Nov. 17 | 7 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 619 E. Main St. | $20 | Grab your boots + hats for this country concert. 🤠

Omerta, Vended | Wed., Nov. 17 | 6:30 p.m. | The Canal Club, 1545 E Cary St | $13 +| Jam out with these two metal bands. 

Volunteer Clean Up Day | Wed., Nov. 17 | 10 a.m. | Richmond Cycling Corps, 3011 Water St. | Free | Volunteer to organize, wash, sort, repackage, and clean up the Kickstand Shop. 

Thursday, Nov. 18 

Book Talk with Jack Trammell: Civil War Richmond | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 6:30 p.m. | American Civil War Museum, 480 Tredegar St. | Free, RSVP | Listen to this author discuss the impact of the Civil War on Richmond.

Purgatory Emporium Album Release Party | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 8 p.m. | The Camel, 1621 W. Broad St. | $10 | Jam to local musician’s Ben Butterworth’s brand new acoustic tracks.

The Brook & The Bluff with Lindsey Lomis | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 7 p.m. | The Broadberry | $15 | Catch these unique pop and indie artists. 🎶

Neil Hamburger | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 7 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 619 E. Main St. | $20 | Catch this comedian in a show with Major Entertainer.

The Cybertronic Spree | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 7 p.m. | The Canal Club, 1545 E Cary St | $18+ | Catch this blend of 80s + metal. 🤘

Umphrey’s McGee | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 7 p.m. | The National | $28+ | Calling all Umphreaks. 

FUX: Official Afterparty Night 1 | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 10:30 p.m. | The Canal Club, 1545 E Cary St | $12+ | The official 18+ Umphrey’s McGee Afterparty. 

Travis Elliott | Thurs., Nov. 18 | 7 p.m. | Main Line Brewery, 1603 Ownby Ln. | Free | Rock out with this Charlottesville local at this dog-friendly event.

Sunset Solo: Mackenzie Roark | Thurs., Nov. 11 | 6:30 p.m. | Starr Hill Brewery, 3406 W. Leigh St. | Free | Rooftop music + Intergalactic tacos and beer.

Friday, Nov. 19

Umphrey’s McGee | Fri., Nov. 19 | 7 p.m. | The National | $28+ | Calling all Umphreaks.  

FUX: Official Afterparty Night 2 | Fri., Nov. 19 | 10:30 p.m. | The Canal Club, 1545 E Cary St | $12+ | The official 18+ Umphrey’s McGee Afterparty. 

Genealogy Workshop: How to Trace Your Virginia Roots | Fri., Nov. 19 | 10 a.m. | Virtual, RSVP | $10+ | Get an introduction to different types of records kept at the library. 

Tōth | Fri., Nov. 19 | 7 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 619 E. Main St. | $14 | A can’t-miss show from the Brooklyn musician + songwriter.

Runaway Gin: A Tribute to Phish | Fri., Nov. 19 | 9 p.m. | The Broadberry | $15+ | Catch a tribute to Phish at The Broadberry. 🎼

Hometown Heroes Featuring: Francesca Lyn & Brandon Beswick | Fri., Nov. 19 | 7 p.m. | Strangeways Brewing, 2277A Dabney Rd. | $10 | Watch two local comedians showcase their talent.

Public Coffee Tasting | Fri., Nov. 19 | 10:30 a.m. | Blanchard’s Coffee Cafe, 26 N. Morris St. | Free, RSVP | Sip local and try 3 of Blanchards current coffee flavors. ☕

Craft + Design Online | Fri., Nov. 19-Sun., Nov. 21 | All day | Online | $10 suggested donation | Check out the work of over 100 artists from all over the country. 

GardenFest of Lights | Fri., Nov. 19-Sat., Jan. 9 | 4 p.m. | Lewis Ginter | $7+ | Come see millions of holiday lights along garden paths. 💡

Slack Family Bluegrass | Fri., Nov. 19 | 4 p.m. | Main Line Brewery, 1603 Ownby Ln. | Free | Come out and watch this bluegrass band’s big debut, featuring eats from Ato’s Sissig + Tiffany’s Smokehouse. 

Tattered Flag | Fri., Nov. 19 | 7:30 p.m. | Main Line Brewery, 1603 Ownby Ln. | Free | Catch these grunge alternative hits + craft beer.

Saturday, Nov. 20

Making History with LVA | Sat., Nov. 20 | 12 p.m. | Virtual, RSVP | Free | Volunteer to transcribe handwritten pages and historical newspapers into digital form. 📰

35th Annual Richmond ComicCon 2021 | Sat., Nov. 20 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Richmond Raceway | $10+ | Pro tip: All attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

Drag Brunch | Sat., Nov. 20 | 11 a.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 619 E. Main St. | $10+ | Melanin Monroe, Desiree Dik, and Crimsyn will take the stage during brunch.

Sarah Shook & The Disarmers | Sat., Nov. 20 | 7 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 619 E. Main St.| $15 | Attention country lovers — this one’s for you. 🤠

Skydog: An Allman Brothers Tribute | Sat., Nov. 20 | 7 p.m. | The Broadberry | $12+ | A tribute to the Allman Brothers. 🍑

Happy Thanksgiving, Snoopy! | Sat., Nov. 20 | 10 a.m. | VMHC | $3+ | Pre-K and early elementary readers can enjoy a Peanuts classic + make a hand turkey. 🦃

The Fall Of Troy | Sat., Nov. 20 | 6:30 p.m. | The Canal Club, 1545 E Cary St | $25+ | The progressive metal band stops by on their “Doppelganger” tour. 

Tucker Drama Craft & Vendor Fair | Sat., Nov. 20 | 10-2:30 p.m. | Tucker High School, 2910 N. Parham Rd. | Free entry | Tucker Theatre Group is hosting a holiday shopping fair with crafts, jewelry, and more. 🍂

Tennishu | Sat., Nov. 20 | 7:30 p.m. | Firehouse Theatre, 1609 W. Broad St. | $10+ | Watch the local hip hop artist and producer perform.

Atom East | Sat., Nov. 20 | 2 p.m. | Main Line Brewery, 1603 Ownby Ln. | Free | Listen to some original music + enjoy food from Tiffany’s Smokehouse and Wrapperz D-Lite. 

The Royal We | Sat., Nov. 20 | 7 p.m. | Main Line Brewery, 1603 Ownby Ln. | Free | Live tunes from the 60s-90s + food from Tiffany’s Smokehouse and Wrapperz D-Lite. 

Bourbon Caliente GBS + Session GBS Release | 12-10 p.m. | Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, 2410 Ownby Ln. | Free Entry | Try this cinnamon + ancho chiles spiced beer.

Sunday, Nov. 21

Artisan Market | Sun., Nov. 7 | 1-4 p.m. | Main Line Brewery, 1603 Ownby Ln. | Free entry | Spend the afternoon shopping small for decor, jewelry, art + food.

La Boheme | Sun., Nov. 21 | 2:30 p.m. | Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Energy Center | $82+ | Good news for beginners — musicians say “La Boheme” is the perfect first opera to experience.

The Brummies with Vlad Holiday | Sun., Nov. 21 | 7 p.m. | The Broadberry | $13 | End the week with this alt indie concert. 🎶

Secondhand Serenade | Sun., Nov. 21 | 6:30 p.m. | The Canal Club, 1545 E Cary St | $20+ | Pop, rock, and dance along with John Vesley. 🎹

Burlesque Right Meow’s Quarantine Creations | Sun., Nov. 21 | 7 p.m. | Firehouse Theatre, 1609 W. Broad St. | $15+ | The show has a little bit of everything to celebrate the return of live shows. 🎭

Artisan Market | Sun., Nov. 21 | 1-4 p.m. | Main Line Brewery, 1603 Ownby Ln. | Free | Shop local, eat local, and drink local at this artisan market.  

Cary Wimbish | Sun., Nov. 21 | 3 p.m. | Main Line Brewery, 1603 Ownby Ln. | Free | Jam out with this band as they sing live + be sure to grab a cold beer. 

Monday November 22 – Sunday November 28

Monday, Nov. 22 

Django Unchained | Mon., Nov. 22 | 7 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $8 | Catch Quentin Tarantino’s award-winning film on the big screen. 📽

Twin Tribes with Lunacy & True Body | Mon., Nov. 22 | 7 p.m. | Fallout, 117 N. 18th St. | $10 | Start the week with these indie bands. 🎵

Toddler Time: Maymont Adventures | Mon., Nov. 8 | 10 a.m. | The Robins Nature Center, Maymont | $13+ | Little ones ages 18 months-4 years can discover Maymont’s animals and nature. 🐥

Tuesday, Nov. 23 

Undeath, Dreams of Atrocity | Tues., Nov. 23 | 7 p.m. | The Camel, 1621 W. Broad St. | $10 | Head bang your way through this metal concert. 🎶

Holiday Movie Tuesday: Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and You’ve Got Mail | Tues., Nov. 23 | 7 p.m. | Starr Hill Beer Hall & Rooftop, 3406 W. Leigh St. | Free entry | Catch this week’s tasty brews, happy hour specials + movie snacks. 

Wednesday, Nov. 24

The Art of Noise | Wed., Nov. 24 | 9 p.m. | The National | $30+ | Are you ready to dance the night away? 

The Roundells | Wed., Nov. 24 | 6 p.m. | Main Line Brewery, 1603 Ownby Ln. | Free | Rock out + stick around for Pipesleeve at 7:30 p.m.

Friendsgiving: Local Live Music | Wed., Nov. 24 | 7 p.m. | Starr Hill Beer Hall & Rooftop, 3406 W. Leigh St. | Free entry | Jam out with local groups Sweet Potatoes + The Northerners Duo. 

Thursday, Nov. 25

Richmond Road Runners Club Turkey Trot 10K | Thurs., Nov. 25 | 9 a.m. | Bryan Park | $30 | The Kids Run starts at 8:30 a.m. 👟

Debra & Patrick | Thurs., Nov. 25 | 5 p.m. | Tobacco Company Restaurant, 1201 E. Cary St. | Free | Enjoy a holiday meal with the smooth sounds of this soulful duo.

Thanksgiving Day Hike | Thurs., Nov. 25 | 8 a.m. | Riverview Cemetery, 1401 S. Randolph St. | Free | Get active with the James River Hikers before you chow down Thanksgiving morning.

Friday, Nov. 26

ZOSO (The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience) | Fri., Nov. 26 | 8 p.m. | The National | $13+ |  Live through the 70’s with this Led Zeppelin tribute. 

Model Railroad Show | Fri., Nov 26-Sun., Nov. 28 | All day | Science Museum of Virginia | $10+ | A holiday tradition with all the bells + whistles. 🚂

Merry & Bright Holiday Shop-Crawl | Fri., Nov. 26-Sat., Dec. 4 | Multiple locations | Free entry | If you visit all five boutiques during the event you get a free treat. 

Blue Rooster | Fri., Nov. 26 | 3 p.m. | Main Line Brewery, 1603 Ownby Ln. | Free | Catch the show + food from Shakedown Eats.

Blacktop Revival Trio | Fri., Nov. 26 | 7:30 p.m. | Main Line Brewery, 1603 Ownby Ln. | Free | Rock out + enjoy Shakedown Eats food truck.

Saturday, Nov. 27

Snail Mail | Sat., Nov. 27 | 8 p.m. | The National | $22.50+ | The young singer-songwriter will take the stage with Spencer. + Hotline TNT. 

Stony Point Sip & Shop | Sat., Nov. 27 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Stony Fashion Park | Check out soaps, perfumes, art + more local businesses with a glass of wine.

Hold My Beer | Sat., Nov. 27 | 2 p.m. | Main Line Brewery, 1603 Ownby Ln. | Free | Grab a beer and hold on tight as you jam out to this band. 

Mark Dunn | Sat., Nov. 27 | 6:30 p.m. | Main Line Brewery, 1603 Ownby Ln. | Free | Catch artist Mark Dunn and his guitar at this dog-friendly venue. 

Sunday, Nov. 28

Yngwie Malmsteen | Sun., Nov 28 | 7:30 p.m. | The National | $25+ | Rock out with the Swedish guitarist. 

Namaste Sunday | Sun., Nov. 28 | 10:45 a.m. | Hardywood, 2410 Ownby Ln. | $10 | Enjoy this yoga session + participants receive $5 drink specials. 

Monday November 29 – Tuesday November 30

Monday, Nov. 29 

Holiday Festival of Music | Mon., Nov. 29 | 7 p.m. | Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 800 S. Cathedral Place | $55 | Kick off the holiday season with the Richmond Symphony. 🎻

Virginia Jobs Corps Information Session | Mon., Nov. 29 | 9:30 a.m. | Job Corps Admissions Office, 3404 Hermitage Rd. | Free | Get to know job opportunities + training in over 100 fields and industries.

Tuesday, Nov. 30 

Warrior Spirit: The Story of Native American Patriotism & Heritage | Tues., Nov. 30 | 7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Pro tip: Register with the Virginia War Memorial before joining the discussion. 

Heartracer with Saint Samuel | Tues., Nov. 30 | 7 p.m. | The Camel, 1621 W. Broad St. | $5+ | Experience Richmond-born electro pop.

Holiday Movie Tuesday: Home Alone 2 | Tues. Nov. 30 | 7 p.m. | Starr Hill Beer Hall & Rooftop, 3406 W. Leigh St. | Catch this holiday classic on the rooftop with movie snacks and beer.