Richmond Community Arts Round-Up for the Fall

Just because the summer is ending does not mean the fun has to end, too! Looking for some interesting fall activities? You won’t want to miss out on the visually and sonically stunning experiences curated by these community nonprofits.

The Richmond Symphony

The Richmond Symphony has officially opened its season with the enchanting voice of the Empress of Soul, Gladys Knight, for a one-night-only event. This season includes performances ranging from Carmina Burana alongside the Richmond Ballet to a musical mash-up of rap paired with classical compositions by Mahler as part of an inventive showing of the movie, Black Panther. The Designer House also has opened its doors this season for the first time since COVID. This event is powered by the Richmond Symphony League, volunteers of the Symphony, to showcase the talents of local interior designers while fundraising for the art. Tickets can be purchased to tour the house until Oct. 9.

To learn more, visit its website here.

Harnett Museum of Art

The University of Richmond’s Harnett Museum of Art is showcasing a powerful human rights movement through a photography exhibit entitled Queer Pioneers: LGBTQ+ History Through the Photographs of Robert Giard. The work highlights Giard’s portraits of notable players of the LGBTQ+ movement through the decades, including activists and scholars of varying disciplines. Giard’s art will be on display until Dec. 8.

To learn more, visit its website here.

Weinstein Jewish Community Center (JCC)

People of the (Great American Song) Book is an evening of music and culture, showcasing the iconic work of Jewish composers and their impact on mainstream American music. The program is presented by the multi-talented Scott Wichmann for a night of entertainment and celebration of Jewish talents. The program will take place on Oct. 10 at 7 p.m., so get your tickets soon!

To learn more and purchase tickets, visit its website here.

Richmond Performing Arts Alliance (RPAA)

Looking for a way to get your kids involved in the arts? Richmond Performing Arts Alliance is fostering the imaginations of the future with the Genworth Lights Up! Youth Series. This program, which caters to ages 3-18, allows kids to learn and explore their creativity through workshops and entertainment from local talents. The goal is to provide a space for equitable education and accessible experiences related to the arts for new generations. Workshops are offered at no cost, and no sign-up is required (though pre-registration is encouraged).

To learn more, visit its website here.

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