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Madness of Poe

Artsline: Virtual Edition || October 12, 2020

“Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent, and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play.” ~Henri Matisse

Get out into the beautiful cool weather and play this week! While there are a lot of online opportunities to explore from home, there are a number of safe fun ways to enjoy RVA at the park, the river, even historic sites! And with Halloween right around the corner, you can get your fill of spooky experiences as well!


1. MAKE YOUR OWN NATURE JOURNAL - FOR KIDS!
Visual & Literary Arts
October 17, 2pm
Belle Isle, Richmond

Nature Journal

James River Park hosts the 2nd fall session of Make Your Own Nature Journal - For Kids! This class uses art and science to help little ones tune into the natural world with playful curiosity. A nature journal can include writing, drawing, coloring, labels, leaf rubbings, pressed flowers - the only limit is a child’s imagination. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. For more information and social distancing guidelines, go HERE.


2. POE AT THE PUMP HOUSE
Theatre, Dance, Music, Literary Arts
October 17, 2pm
$20
Pump House Park, 1708 Pump House Drive, Richmond, 23221

Poe at Pump

Take a tour of Richmond's most prized gems, the Pump House, and then listen to Richmond’s own Edgar Allan Poe perform dramatic readings of some of his favorite works. These one-hour tours include a history of the Pump House and a reading of two of Edgar Allan Poe's poems. Go HERE for tickets and social distancing guidelines.


3. 23RD ANNUAL LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA LITERARY AWARDS VIRTUAL CELEBRATION
Literary Arts 
October 13-17, 6pm
Online

Literary Awards

Celebrate the Library of Virginia Literary Awards virtually this year with a week of free author conversations and special events. This annual event attracts library supporters, authors, publishers, and those who enjoy the written word. Award-winning Virginia author Adriana Trigiani will again serve as host on Saturday, October 17 for the big celebration. All events start at 6pm. Schedule and links for registering will be posted on the Library’s calendar and Facebook pages.


4. GHOST STORIES WITH PAMPLIN PARK
History
October 15, 7pm
Online

Spooky Forest

Learn the creepy history of the Civil War battlefields and antebellum homes of Pamplin Historical Park. Perfect fun for Halloween! Go HERE to attend this virtual program.


5. MUTTS AT MAYMONT
Landscape Art/Music
October 15, 4pm
$10/dog (humans free)
Maymont Historic Estate Entrance, 1700 Hampton Street, Richmond, VA

Mutts at Maymont

Enjoy an exclusive night for you and your trusted canine companion(s)! Maymont invites all well-behaved, leashed dogs and their humans to walk our Pup Path during special limited hours. There will be food trucks for people and pooches, beverages and live music for an enjoyable summer evening – all to benefit Maymont. You must REGISTER to attend. Please note Maymont’s Etiquette and Safety Requirements for this event.


6. GRIEF, GUILT, AND PARANOIA: THE MADNESS OF POE
Theatre, Music, Dance, Literary Arts
October 16, 23 & 30, 5pm
Hanover Arts and Activities Center, 500 South Center Street, Ashland, 23005
Pay what you can

Madness of Poe

Whistle Stop Theatre Company, in collaboration with the Ashland Museum, explores madness sinks in the famous works of Edgar Allan Poe through original music, dance, and choral readings. Please go HERE for tickets and social distancing guidelines.


7. HYMN TO A NEW BEGINNING
Music
October 16-18, 7pm
$10-82
Dominion Energy Center, 600 E Grace St, Richmond, VA 23219

Melissa White

The Richmond Symphony presents a mainly strings program, inspired by the purity of Mozart’s music. Acclaimed violinist Melissa White will perform with Music Director Valentina Peleggi the beautiful Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219, “Turkish”, along with Vaughan Williams’ dreamy Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis.  Friday’s concert is a condensed performance with no intermission. Purchase tickets HERE. For information regarding The Richmond Symphony’s COVID-19 health & safety procedures, go HERE.


8. SUNDAY FUNDAYS FOR THE KIDS WITH CHRISTOPHER HUDERT OF APPLAUSE UNLIMITED
Clowning, Magic
October 18, 3pm
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, 23060

Chris Hudert

Bring the kids and a lawn chair or blanket to the lawn of the Walkerton Tavern at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen for weekly interactive, family-friendly shows in October!  This week, laugh with Christopher Hudert of Applause Unlimited as he entertains with clowning magic! Learn some fun magic tricks after the show! Social distancing is required. No reservations required. Admission is free.


9. PLACEMAKING AND THE FUTURE OF MONUMENT AVENUE
Architectural Arts
October 14, 6:30pm
Online

Placemaking

How do we create places that are meaningful and inclusive in a community? The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design offers a panel discussion examining the concept of placemaking in the context of Richmond’s “Grand Avenue.”


10. A VISIT WITH AUTHOR DAN ROBERTS
Literary Arts, History
October 13, 7pm
Online

Dan Roberts

The Chesterfield County Library hosts author Dan Roberts as he talks about his newest book about history, “A Moment in Time,” and answers questions from the audience. Visit HERE to join the program.


If you are an arts or cultural organization with social-distance-safe events such as online classes, virtual exhibitions or concerts, or even book readings, submit your events to Artsline here.  If you are an artist or an arts or cultural organization in need of resources and tools during the COVID-19 pandemic, check out the list of local and national resources from Richmond CultureWorks.