September PlanAhead: Your Richmond events calendar

Happy September, Richmond. 🍎 Many of us are feeling like Taylor Swift when she said, “August slipped away like a moment in time.” It sure did — but September is full of events to learn, explore + get outdoors as the temperatures (hopefully) start to go down. Read on for all the top events happening this month in the River City.

All month long

Arts

  • Ibrahim Ahmed: It Will Always Come Back to You | Every day | All day | Institute for Contemporary Art | Free | Explore powerful mythic narratives in this photo collage, sculpture, video, and large-scale installation exhibition. 
  • James River Renderings 2021 | Through Sept. 17 | All day | Art Works, 320 Hull St. | Free | See artistic images of Richmond’s defining natural resource, the James River. 🌊

Learn

  • Violins of Hope | Every day | All day | Multiple locations | Free | View the Violins of Hope Richmond exhibit at the Virginia Holocaust Museum, the VMHC + the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia. 🎻
  • Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family | Every day | All day | Science Museum of Virginia | $10+, members free | Come face-to-face with a life-sized T. rex. 🦖

Drink 

  • 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. 🍺

TryThis

  • Open Mic Night | Every Wednesday | 6 p.m. | Main Line Brewery, 1603 Ownby Ln. | Free | Beginners + seasoned musicians can step up to the mic. 🎶
  • 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. 
  • Top Down Comedy Open Mic | Every Monday | 7 p.m. | Bottoms Up Pizza, 1700 Dock St. | Free | Sign up, grab a slice + try out your new material. 🍕

For Kids

  • Toddler Time | Every Tuesday | 11:15 a.m. | Main Library, 101 E. Franklin St. | Free | Head to the Children’s Storytime Area for interactive stories + music for ages 18-36 months. 

Sept. 1-5

Wed., Sept. 1

Show

  • Kendall Street Company | Wed., Sept. 1 | 5:30 p.m. | Innsbrook Pavilion | $10+ | Jam out with these alt-rockers based out of Charlottesville. 🎸

Film

  • Rent | Wed., Sept. 1 | 7 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | Free | Reserve your ticket to see this movie musical, sponsored by Diversity Richmond. 🎥

WaterCooler

Outdoors

  • Summer Night Market | Wed., Sept. 1 | 5-8 p.m. | Main Line Brewery, 1603 Ownby Ln. | Free | Shop small at the last Summer Night Market of the season. 

Learn

Thurs., Sept. 2

Show

  • Mojo Pie | Thurs., Sept. 2 | 7 p.m. | Main Line Brewery, 1603 Ownby Ln. | Free | Enjoy live tunes + a brew. 🍺

Outdoors

  • Flowers After 5 | Thurs., Sept. 2 | 5 p.m. | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | $14, members free | Whiskey Rebellion will play bluegrass + anthemic party favorites. 🌸

Eat

  • Libbie Mill Supper Club | Thurs., Sept. 2 | 6-9 p.m. | Libbie Mill Midtown, 4901 Libbie Mill E. Blvd., Suite 200 | Free entry | Return of the Mac is serving up dinner with live music by 64 Crayons. 🍽
  • Food Truck Rodeo | Thurs., Sept. 2 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | City Stadium | Cost of purchase | Grab dinner from El Guapo, Grilled Meats and Treats, SandTopia Food Truck, or RVA New York Style.

Fri., Sept. 3

Show

  • Camp Howard | Fri., Sept. 3 | 8 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 623 E. Main St. | $10 | ProTip: proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours required for entry. 🎶
  • Fear of Music: A Talking Heads Tribute w/ Afro Zen Allstars | Fri., Sept. 3 | 9 p.m. | The Broadberry | $12+ | ProTip: proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours required for entry.
  • The Legwarmers | Fri., Sept. 3 | 8 p.m. | The National | $18 | The Legwarmers don’t just remember the 80s — they relive them.

Arts

  • First Friday – Art Reception | Fri., Sept. 3 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Main Library, 101 E. Franklin St. | Free | Check out opening receptions for 4 different exhibits at the library’s galleries. 🖼

Learn

  • Freedom Fridays | Fri., Sept. 3 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia, 122 W. Leigh St. | Free | Enjoy free admission to the museum’s exhibitions + special activities. 
  • Treason Trial of Aaron Burr Court End Tour | Fri., Sept. 3 | 11 a.m. + 3 p.m. | The John Marshall House, 818 E. Marshall St. | $18 | Tour the houses of 2 men critical to the 1807 trial of former Vice President Aaron Burr. 

Outdoors

  • RVA First Fridays | Fri., Sept. 3 | 5-8 p.m. | Arts District | Free | Check with your favorite Broad St. businesses to find out who’s participating. 
  • Manchester Manifest First Fridays | Fri., Sept. 3 | 5-11 p.m. | Hull St. from 13th-14th St. | Free | Live music, food trucks + family fun on the Southside. 

Sat., Sept. 4

Show

  • David Lege | Sat., Sept. 4 | 6:30 p.m. | Isley Brewing Company, 1715 Summit Ave. | Free | An acoustic set of rock and roll + blues classics. 🎶
  • Gellman Room Concert: Juliana Soltis, Baroque Cello | Sat., Sept. 4 | 2 p.m. | Main Library, 101 E. Franklin St. | Free | Enjoy a free concert at the library. 🎻

Learn

  • Treason Trial of Aaron Burr Court End Tour | Sat., Sept. 4 | 11 a.m. + 3 p.m. | The John Marshall House, 818 E. Marshall St. | $18 | Tour the houses of 2 men critical to the 1807 trial of former Vice President Aaron Burr. 
  • A Year in the Rose Garden | Sat., Sept. 4 | 2 p.m. | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | $14, members free | Rose expert Connie Hilker shares her secrets for an enviable rose garden as part of the ongoing Richmond Rose Society Show. 🌹

Outdoors

  • Ride and Dive 2021 | Sat., Sept. 4 | 11:30 a.m-4:30 p.m. | Hotchkiss Park | Free | Join the race to bike Richmond + swim in every public pool before they close for the summer. 🚲

TryThis

  • Unlocking RVA – The Silent Party | Sat., Sept. 4 | 7 p.m. | 17th St. Market Place | $20 | Tap into live mixes from DJs at this dance with a social distancing twist. 🎧

Sun., Sept. 5

Show

  • Covey, Hotspit, Paint on It | Sun., Sept. 5 | 8 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 623 E. Main St. | $14 | ProTip: proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours required for entry. 🎶
  • The Art of Noise After Party | Sun., Sept. 5 | 9 p.m. | The National | $25+ | Featuring Kid Capri.

Theatre

  • Liberty or Death Reenactment | Sun., Sept. 5 | 1:30 p.m. | Historic St. John’s Church, 2401 E. Broad St. | $10+ | Witness Patrick Henry’s famous speech from inside the place where it happened. 

Sept. 6-12

Mon., Sept. 6

Outdoors 

  • Genworth Free Community Day | Mon., Sept. 6 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | Free | Enjoy free admission to the Garden + exhibits. 🌿 

Film

Tues., Sept. 7

Show

Film

Outdoors

  • Seasonal Garden Walk: September | Tues., Sept. 7 | 10 a.m. | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | $17, members free | ProTip: register for this specialized walk in advance. 🌿

Learn

  • Granite Fiction Club | Tues., Sept. 7 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Book People Richmond, 536 Granite Ave. | Free | The club will discuss this month’s novel, “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer.

Launch

  • “Poe for your Problems” Launch Party | Tues., Sept. 7 | 6-8 p.m. | The Poe Museum | Free | Author Catherine Baab-Muguira celebrates the launch of her new book, you can attend in person or watch it streamed online  📖

Wed., Sept. 8

Show

  • Woah: A 90s Tribute | Wed., Sept. 8 | 5:30 p.m. | Innsbrook Pavilion | $10+ | Relive the best of the 90s at Innsbrook After Hours. 🎶
  • Sam Morrow, Woody Woodworth | Wed., Sept. 8 | 8 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 623 E. Main St. | $12 | ProTip: proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours required for entry. 🎶

Learn

TryThis

  • Literary Virginia Book Group | Wed., Sept. 8 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Library of Virginia | Free | This month, the club is discussing “Florence Adler Swims Forever” by Rachel Beanland. 📚

Thurs., Sept. 9

Show

  • Cody Jinks | Thurs., Sept. 9 | 7:30 p.m. | Richmond Raceway | $28+ | A night of country music from Virginia Credit Union Live. 🎶
  • Garcia Peoples w/ Sarah Louise | Thurs., Sept. 9 | 8:30 p.m. | The Camel, 1621 W. Broad St. | $12 | Rock out with this jam band out of New Jersey. 

Outdoors

  • Flowers After 5 | Thurs., Sept. 9 | 5 p.m. | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | $14, members free | Enjoy a funky evening with Dance Candy + bring your dog — it’s Fidos Night. 🐶

Learn

ForKids

  • Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the Library | Thurs., Sept. 9 | 4-4:30 p.m. | Ginter Park Library, 1200 Westbrook Ave. | Free | Kids can bring their favorite stuffed animal, read them a story + tuck them in to spend the night at the library. 🧸

Fri., Sept. 10

Show

Arts

  • Sustaining Encounters Opening | Fri., Sept. 10 | 5-7 p.m. | Reynolds Gallery, 1514 W. Main St. | Free | See the new exhibit from Nancy Blum + Joseph Scheer at the opening reception. 

Drink

  • Blood Orange Hibiscus Launch | Fri., Sept. 10 | 12-10 p.m. | Bryants Cider RVA, 2114 E. Main St. | Cost of purchase | Try the newest dry cider creation at Bryants Cider. 🍊

Learn

  • Genealogy Workshop: Cemetery Records | Fri., Sept. 10 | 10 a.m. | The Library of Virginia, 800 E. Broad St. | $10 members, $15 non-members | See an overview of records from senior reference archivist Darn Tinnell + learn from VCU history professor Ryan K. Smith. 

Sat., Sept. 11

Show

  • Deep Sixx | Sat., Sept. 11 | 6:30 p.m. | Isley Brewing Company, 1715 Summit Ave. | Free | Enjoy a brew + rock out with this quintet. 
  • EXUM with Benét and PPL Mag | Sat., Sept. 11 | 8:30 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 623 E. Main St. | $12 | ProTip: proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours required for entry. 🎶
  • Clampdown and Imaginary Boys | Sat., Sept. 11 | 8 p.m. | The Camel, 1621 W. Broad St. | $10 | The only Clash tribute that matters + a tribute to the Cure. 
  • Vax to the Future: An 80s Party | Sat., Sept. 11 | 9 p.m. | The Broadberry | $12+ | Featuring a live performance from Film On Girls + a set from DJ Cadybug.
  • Lucy Dacus + Julien Baker | Sat., Sept. 11 | 8 p.m. | The National | $23+ | Enjoy an evening with two-thirds of musical communion boygenius, with Palehound.

Outdoors

  • Richmond Night Market | Sat., Sept. 11 | 5-10 p.m. | 17th St. Market | Cost of purchase | Shop local at this open-air night market. 🌙

Dance

  • Puerto Rican Heritage Celebration | Sat., Sept. 11 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | VMFA | Free | Featuring performances based on the original production NuYoRican by the Latin Ballet of Virginia. 

Active

  • SpeakUp 5K | Sat., Sept. 11 | 9 a.m. | Byrd Park | $20-35 | Take part in a run to raise awareness for teen depression and anxiety.   

Talk

  • Sustaining Encounters: Artists’ Talk | Sat., Sept. 11 | 10 a.m. | Reynolds Gallery, 1514 W. Main St. | Free | Artists Nancy Blum + Joseph Scheer discuss their two-person exhibition at Reynolds Gallery. 
  • Patterson Pages: Adult Book Discussion Group | Sat., Sept. 11 | 1 p.m. | West End Library Meeting Room A, 5420 Patterson Ave. | Free | This month, the club discusses “Code Name Helene” by Ariel Lawhon. 📚

Learn

Sun., Sept. 12

Show

  • Violins of Hope featured concert | Sun., Sept. 12 | 3 p.m. | Carpenter Theatre, 600 E. Grace St. | $10-25 | The Richmond Symphony will bring historic violins to life in partnership with the exhibition. 🎻
  • America Part Two with Gnawing and Blunt | Sun., Sept. 12 | 8 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 623 E. Main St. | $15 | ProTip: proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours required for entry. 🎶
  • Yung Bleu | Sun., Sept. 12 | 8 p.m. | The National | $28+ | With Ann Marie, Seddy Hendrix + NOBY.

TryThis

Sept. 13-19

Mon., Sept. 13

Talk

  • Oliver W. Hill Book Club | Mon., Sept. 13 | 6:30 p.m. | Virtual, RSVP | Free | Discuss the Jess Walter novel “The Cold Millions” at this program from the Richmond Public Law Library. 📚
  • Meet VCU’s Authors: Ryan K. Smith, Ph.D. | Mon., Sept. 13 | Virtual, RSVP | Free | Learn about Richmond history from Professor Smith + his book, “Death and Rebirth in a Southern City.”

Tues., Sept. 14

Show

  • Dawes | Tues., Sept. 14 | 7:30 p.m. | The National | $23+ | With Erin Rae + presented by WNRN.

Outdoors

  • Seasonal Garden Walk: September | Tues., Sept. 14 | 10 a.m. | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | $17, members free | ProTip: register for this specialized walk in advance. 🌿

Learn

  • The Humane Gardener: The Shrub Layer | Tues., Sept. 14 | 6:30 p.m. | Virtual, RSVP | $10 | Part of the Grow Native Series by Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. ProTip: $10 covers all programs in the fall series. 🌿

Talk

Wed., Sept. 15

Show

Talk

  • Fiction Focus Senior Book Club | Wed., Sept. 15 | 10:15 a.m. | Belmont Library Meeting Room, 3100 Ellwood Ave. | Free | Residents of the city who are 55+ can join the club. 📚

Learn

ForKids

  • LEGO Challenge | Wed., Sept. 15 | 4 p.m. | Ginter Park Library Meeting Room, 1200 Westbrook Ave. | Free | Kids ages 4+ will build creative inventions to be displayed at the library.  

Thurs., Sept. 16

Show

  • Flowers After 5 | Thurs., Sept. 16 | 5 p.m. | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | $14, members free | Polkas, marches + waltzes from the Original Elbe-Musikanten German Band. 🌸
  • Hotel Fiction, My Kid Brother & Rebekah Rafferty | Thurs., Sept. 16 | 9 p.m. | The Camel, 1621 W. Broad St. | $10 | ProTip: proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours required for entry. 🎶
  • GWAR | Thurs., Sept. 16 | 7:30 p.m. | The National | $25+ | Shock-metal standbys from Richmond since 1984.

ForKids

  • S.T.E.M. – Chia Heads | Thurs., Sept. 16 | 4 p.m. | Main Library, 101 E. Franklin St. | Free | Kids ages 6-12 can sculpt Chia Heads + learn about plant growth. 🪴

Fri., Sept. 17

Show

Festival

  • St. Benedict Oktoberfest | Fri. Sept. 17 | 4 p.m.-11 p.m. | St. Benedict Catholic Church, 300 N. Sheppard St. | Free entry | Pro Tip: Parking is $6 at the VMFA lot while spaces last.

Outdoors

  • Fall PlantFest | Fri., Sept. 17 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | Free | Browse the leafy offerings at day 1 of Central Virginia’s most-anticipated plant sale. 🌿

Talk

  • Forum Fridays: Virtual Virginia Forum Talk | Fri., Sept. 17 | 12 p.m. | Virtual, RSVP | Free | Learn how family values rhetoric of the 20th century affected members of the LGBTQ community at this program from the Library of Virginia. 

Cause

Sat., Sept. 18

Show

  • Jaycie Cuprill | Sat., Sept. 18 | 6:30 p.m. | Isley Brewing Company, 1715 Summit Ave. | Free | Enjoy a high-energy acoustic performance. 🎶
  • Gellman Room Concert: Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia | Sat., Sept. 18 | 2 p.m. | Main Library, 101 E. Franklin St. | Free | Enjoy a free concert at the library.
  • Bartees Strange | Sat., Sept. 18 | 8:30 p.m. | The Camel, 1621 W. Broad St. | $15 | post-punk synth-rock at The Camel. 
  • The Mighty Good Times | Sat., Sept. 18 | 9 p.m. | The Broadberry | $12+ | ProTip: proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours required for entry. 🎶
  • The Front Bottoms | Sat., Sept. 18 | 8 p.m. | The National | $25+ | With Oso Oso + Sydney Sprague.

Outdoors

  • Fall PlantFest | Sat., Sept. 18 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | Free | The plant sale continues for day 2 at Lewis Ginter. 🌿
  • Special Adult Recess | Sat., Sept. 18 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Kanawha Plaza | Free | Music, food + games from 17th St. Market + Stonewall Sports. 
  • Jackson Ward Clean Up | Sat., Sept. 18 | 5-7 p.m. | Gallery 5, 200 W. Marshall St. | Free, RSVP | Learn about invasive species removal + put your knowledge into practice.

Drink

  • Scott’s Addition Pride Crawl 2021 | Sat., Sept. 17 | 12-5 p.m. | Scott’s Addition Historic District | Cost of purchase | Pick up a Pride Crawl Card at a participating location, collect stamps + get entered into a raffle. 🍺

Sun., Sept. 19

Show

  • The Avett Brothers | Sun., Sept. 19 | 7 p.m. | Richmond Raceway | $60+ | Folk-rock at Virginia Credit Union Live. ​​🪕
  • MakeWar | Sun., Sept. 19 | 8 p.m. | The Camel, 1621 W. Broad St. | $10 | With Almost People and Talk Me Off. 🎶
  • Boy Named Banjo | Sun., Sept. 19 | 8 p.m. | The Broadberry | $12+ | Catch the genre-bending Nashville band on their Where the Night Goes tour.

Theatre

  • Das Rheingold | Sun., Sept. 19 | 4:30 + 8 p.m. | Topgolf, 2308 Westwood Ave. | $28-103 | The Virginia Opera performs Wagner’s larger-than-life show at a unique location. 

Outdoors 

TryThis

Sept. 20-26

Mon., Sept. 20

Talk

Learn

  • 1774: The Long Year of Revolution | Mon., Sept. 20 | 5:30 p.m. | Virtual, RSVP | Free | Professor Mary Beth Norton outlines the 16 months leading to the first battles of the Revolutionary War. 🇺🇸

Tues., Sept. 21

Show

  • Band of Horses | Tues., Sept. 21 | 7:30 p.m. | The National | $27+ | An evening with the Grammy-nominated folk-rockers, with Faline. 🎶

TryThis

Wed., Sept. 22

Show

  • Skydog: An Allman Brothers Tribute | Wed., Sept. 22 | 5:30 p.m. | Innsbrook Pavilion | $15+ | ProTip: bring your own chair or blanket to the show.
  • Moontype | Wed., Sept. 22 | 8 p.m. | The Camel, 1621 W. Broad St. | $10 | Indie-rock for the dreamer inside you. 
  • Dashboard Confessional | Wed., Sept. 22 | 8 p.m. | The National | $33+ | Catch one of the biggest alternative bands of the 2000s. 

Film

  • Moonlight | Wed., Sept. 22 | 7 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | Free | See the Oscar-winner on the big screen to benefit Black Pride RVA.

TryThis

  • Everyone is an Artist in the Garden | Wed., Sept. 22 | 9 a.m. | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | $52-62 | All levels of expertise are welcome at this class with instructor Shelley Row. 🌷

Talk

  • RVAir: Community Science Findings | Wed., Sept. 22 | 6:30 p.m. | Virtual, RSVP | Attend a virtual town hall to learn about local air quality findings. ProTip: registration will close 2 hours prior to the meeting start. 

Learn

  • Violins of Hope: Music, Memory, and Resistance during the Holocaust | Wed., Sept. 22 | 4 p.m. | Virtual, RSVP | Free | Educators can learn about Jewish culture in Europe before World War II during this program from the Virginia Holocaust Museum. 
  • Diagnosing Dinos | Wed., Sept. 22 | 12 p.m. | Virtual, RSVP | Free | Learn from Dr. Jennifer Anné at this Lunch Break Science program from the Science Museum of Virginia. 🦖

ForKids

  • Pirate Day | Wed., Sept. 22 | 3:30 p.m. | Broad Rock Library, 4820 Old Warwick Rd. | Free | Make a seaworthy craft in honor of Talk Like a Pirate Day. 🏴‍☠️

Thurs., Sept. 23

Show

  • Flowers After 5 | Thurs., Sept. 23 | 5 p.m. | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | $14, members free | Richmond-based U&I Plus Latin Band sings covers with a twist of Latin flavor. Plus, bring your dog — it’s Fidos Night. 🐶

Theatre

  • WAR IN PIECES | Thurs., Sept. 23 | 7:30 p.m. | Firehouse Theatre, 1609 W. Broad St. | $30+ | Opening night of this one-act festival, which continues through the month of October. 

Talk

Fri., Sept. 24

Show

  • Brett Young: The Weekends Tour | Fri., Sept. 24 | 8 p.m. | Richmond Raceway | $38+ | Groove with this country singer-songwriter as part of Virginia Credit Union Live. 🎶
  • The Deloreans | Fri., Sept. 24 | 8 p.m. | The Broadberry | $12+ | The ultimate 80s tribute at The Broadberry. 
  • LAPÊCHE | Fri., Sept. 24 | 9:30 p.m. | The Camel, 1621 W. Broad St. | $10 | Post-punk inspired indie-rock out of New York City. 
  • Big Thief | Fri., Sept. 24 | 8 p.m. | The National | $23+ | With Natural Information Society, presented by WNRN.

Sat., Sept. 25

Show

  • The Dan Schutt Band | Sat., Sept. 25 | 5 p.m. | Strangeways Brewing, 2277A Dabney Rd. | Free | A night of funky blues-rock. 
  • Zack Artis | Sat., Sept. 25 | 6:30 p.m. | Isley Brewing Company, 1715 Summit Ave. | Free | Grab a drink + a seat for this fingerstyle guitar performance.
  • Mo Lowda w/ Okey Dokey | Sat., Sept. 25 | 8 p.m. | The Broadberry | $13+ | Catch the band on their Ready Coat tour.
  • The Killers | Sat., Sept. 25 | 7:30 p.m. | Richmond Raceway | $38+ | Somebody told me this four-piece will be at Virginia Credit Union Live. 🎶

WaterCooler

  • Richmond Kickers vs. Toronto FC II | Sat., Sept. 25 | 6:30 p.m. | City Stadium | $9-18 | ProTip: Get there early for Happy Hour from 5-6 p.m. with $5 Hat Trick IPAs. ⚽️ 

Learn

  • The Urban Fiction Experience | Sat., Sept. 25 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Main Library, 101 E. Franklin St. | Free | NYT Best-Selling Author Nikki Turner + Richmond Poet Laureate Roscoe Burnems headline a series of author workshops and readings. 

TryThis

  • Making History with the Library of Virginia | Sat., Sept. 25 | 12-2 p.m. | Virtual, RSVP | Free | Learn how to transcribe historical documents + help the Library of Virginia at this virtual volunteer session. ✍️

Sun., Sept. 26

Show

  • Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit | Sun., Sept. 26 | 7:30 p.m. | Richmond Raceway | $38+ | See the 4-time Grammy winner at Virginia Credit Union Live. 🎶
  • Madeon | Sun., Sept. 26 | 7:30 p.m. | The National | $25+ | Tunes from the French DJ + singer-songwriter.

TryThis

  • River City Poets | Sun., Sept. 26 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | $14, members free | Enjoy a poetry reading in the Garden celebrating nature. 🌿

Sept. 27-30

Mon., Sept. 27

Show

  • Glass Animals | Mon., Sept. 27 | 7:30 p.m. | Richmond Raceway | $48+ | London-based electronic + pop at Virginia Credit Union Live. 🎶
  • Michigan Rattlers w/ Chris Leggett | Mon., Sept. 27 | 8 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 623 E. Main St. | $15 | Heavy-hearted folk-rock out of the Midwest.   
  • Wednesday Night Titans | Mon., Sept. 27 | 8 p.m. | The Camel, 1621 W. Broad St. | $10 | ProTip: proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours required for entry. 🎶

Film

  • Donnie Darko | Mon., Sept. 27 | 7 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $8 | Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Richard Kelly film. 🐰

Tues., Sept. 28

Show

Film

  • Legally Blonde | Tues., Sept. 28 | 7 p.m. | The Byrd Theatre | $8 | See your 2 favorite gemini vegetarians on the big screen. 🌺

Learn

ForKids

  • Art Explorers | Tues., Sept. 28 | 4 p.m. | West End Library Meeting Room A, 5420 Patterson Ave. | Free | Kids ages 5-12 can explore + create at this monthly meetup. 

Wed., Sept. 29

Show

  • Tëaze | Wed., Sept. 29 | 5:30 p.m. | Innsbrook Pavilion | $10+ | The moves, spandex + hair metal of the 80s at Innsbrook After Hours. 🎸
  • Jordy Searcy | Wed., Sept. 29 | 8 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 623 E. Main St. | $10 | With William Hinson.

Talk

  • RVAir: Community Science Findings | Wed., Sept. 29 | 6:30 p.m. | Virtual, RSVP | Attend a virtual town hall to learn about local air quality findings. ProTip: registration will close 2 hours prior to the meeting start. 

Network

  • College Jam 2021 | Wed., Sept. 29 | 3-6 p.m. | VMFA Sculpture Garden | Free | College students can learn about career opportunities in Richmond post-grad — no resumes necessary. 🎓

Thurs., Sept. 30

Show

  • The Bones of J.R. Jones | Thurs., Sept. 30 | 8 p.m. | Richmond Music Hall, 623 E. Main St. | $15 | ProTip: proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours required for entry. 🎶
  • Virginia Man & Easy Honey | Thurs., Sept. 30 | 9 p.m. | The Camel, 1621 W. Broad St. | $12 | Rock and roll out of Fredericksburg.

Outdoors

  • Reflections in the Garden | Thurs., Sept. 30 | 6-9 p.m. | Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden | $8+ | Enjoy contemplative live music + meander the gardens as the sun sets. 🌸