Artsline - Start your Fall with dance, theatre, and festivals!
Artsline: Virtual Edition || September 20, 2021
“…some of the rarest days of the year come in September, days when it is comfortably cool but pulsing with life.” ~Hal Borland
As the weather cools, remember to stay involved with the latest in RVA arts and culture, while at the same time, staying safe. So many of our arts & culture organizations have discovered creative ways provide personal, in-person experiences that minimize your risk for COVID and maximize your enjoyment of the best our region has to offer. Check out this week’s opportunities below!
1. THE 59TH VIRGINIA PEANUT FESTIVAL
Crafts, Music, Culture
South Main Street, Emporia, 23847
The 59th Annual Virginia Peanut Festival is back and will have all your favorites including arts and crafts, educational exhibits, a parade, live musical entertainment throughout the weekend, tractor displays, The Car Show and that festival food we all look forward to every year. From the old to the new, there is something there for everyone. Presented by the Emporia-Greensville Chamber of Commerce.
2. VINCENT RIVER
Through October 10, 8pm (Sundays at 4pm)
Richmond Triangle Players at the Robert B. Moss Theatre, 1300 Altamont Ave, Richmond, VA 23230
Richmond Triangle Players continues its 29th season with the Virginia premiere of Philip Ridley’s Vincent River, an acclaimed play that took London’s West End by storm. In this riveting drama, Davey has seen something he can’t forget. Anita has been forced to flee her home. These two have never met – but tonight their paths cross, with devastating consequences. Purchase tickets online.
3. 4TH FRIDAY ART SHOWS AND OPENING RECEPTION
September 24, 6pm reception
Exhibits run through October 16
Art Works, 320 Hull Street, Richmond, 23224
Fall exhibits at Art Works open with Imprint, a juried exhibit featuring the art of printmaking. Three solo exhibits also premiere for this brand-new art season. No registration required. Parking is free.
4. REVENGE OF THE ELECTRIC CAR
September 25, 10:15am
Perkinson Center for the Arts and Education, 11810 Centre Street, Chester, 23235
As a part of Electricarpalooza and in celebration of National Drive Electric Week, Drive Electric RVA brings the 10th anniversary screening of the documentary Revenge of the Electric Car with panel discussions on EV Mythbusting and Building a New (and Better) Model for Transportation. Enjoy the day at Electricarpalooza with games and a free display of electric vehicles. Register online for this free event.
5. STORIES & STRINGS: A VIOLINS OF HOPE CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT
Music, History, Culture
September 26, 3pm
Weinstein JCC, 5403 Monument Avenue, Richmond, 23226
Amnon Weinstein has spent the last two decades locating and restoring violins that were played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. The Weinstein JCC is proud to present Stories & Strings, a Violins of Hope chamber music concert where these violins will be played by members of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra. As the Violins of Hope are as much about the music as they are about the people, this program will focus on both, bringing the once-silenced voices and spirits to life. Purchase tickets online.
6. DEATH AND REBIRTH IN A SOUTHERN CITY: RICHMOND'S HISTORIC CEMETERIES
September 23, 6pm
Join the Library of Virginia for a virtual discussion of Ryan K. Smith's new book, Death and Rebirth in a Southern City: Richmond's Historic Cemeteries. Richmond holds one of the most dramatic landscapes of death in the nation, and this book offers the first comparative study of its cemeteries from the city's founding to the present, as well as efforts made toward their preservation. The book will be available for purchase in the Virginia Shop. Register online for this free event.
7. KEEP COMING ROUND
September 24, 5pm reception
Runs through November 5
Reynolds Gallery – Libbie, 401 Libbie Avenue, Suite 3, Richmond, 23226
Reynolds Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Keep Coming Round, a solo exhibition of Leigh Sugg’s. The exhibition will open with a public reception with the artist at the Libbie location.
8. ENSEMBLE 1500: THE FRANCO-FLEMISH LEGACY
September 26, 4pm
Centenary United Methodist Church, 411 East Grace Street, Richmond, 23223
Suggested donation: $10
Centenary United Methodist Church offers a unique program of Franco-Flemish music, circa 1500, performed on period instruments. In the early 16th Century, the Franco-Flemish masters were so skilled that most European courts preferred them over local or regional musician. Ensemble 1500 uses reeds, brass, and recorder consorts to bring this music back to life. No registration required.
9. MUSIC FOR MISSION
September 26, 2pm
First Presbyterian Church, 4602 Cary St. Road, Richmond, VA 23226
10. ÇUDAMANI: GAMELAN AND DANCE OF BALI
Music, Dance, Culture
September 22, 7:30pm
Modlin Center for the Arts, 453 Westhampton Way, Richmond, 23173
An island culture comes alive with the rhythms and traditions of sparkling Gamelan music and dance performed by Gamelan Çudamani, an Indonesian performance company dedicated to preserving the vitality of Balinese arts and traditions. Presented by University of Richmond’s Modlin Center for the Arts. Register online for this free event.
11. VMHC MEMBER MONDAYS
September 20, 5:30pm
The Virginia House, 4301 Sulgrave Road, Richmond, 23221
Free for VMHC members
The Virginia Museum of History & Culture invites their members to bring a blanket, picnic, and chairs to enjoy a peaceful respite in the beautiful and spacious gardens at Virginia House. They are partnering with a local restaurant to offer pre-purchased and contactless pick up of a curated cheese plate from Truckle Cheesemongers and delicious bottled cider from Blue Bee Cider. Personal picnics are welcome, however outside alcohol is prohibited. Registration required.
If you are an arts or cultural organization with lectures, exhibitions, performances, 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, check out the list of local and national resources from Richmond CultureWorks.