Artsline - Start Fall Right with Local Music, Art, and Film!
Artsline: Virtual Edition || September 6, 2021
“More than anything else rhythm and harmony find their way into the secret places of the soul.” ~Plato
As the Summer melts into Fall, and our schedules return to something less relaxed and more productive, remember that the arts can take you out of the daily grind of school, work, and obligations. Music, images, theatre – they can transport even the most anchored soul into an ethereal plane of beauty and meaning. It’s worth every opportunity to step away from the everyday and plug into our humanity again.
1. BLESSED BURLEIGH: BLACK. CLASSICAL. EPISCOPALIAN.
Online and at Grace & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 8 North Laurel Street, Richmond, 23220
Grace and Holy Trinity Church in Richmond will be celebrating the life, music, and spiritual contributions of Henry Thacker Burleigh, a saint in the Episcopal Church, known for his compositions and arrangements of spirituals to be sung by anyone who can read music. This celebration will happen during during Grace and Holy Trinity’s homecoming weekend with the Virginia Commonwealth University community as well as musicians around the greater RVA area.
2. 43RD ST FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
43rd Street Gallery, 1401-1499 W 43rd St, Richmond, 23225
From street art to fine art, the 30th annual 43rd Street Festival of the Arts has something for everyone. Limited to 70 artisans, it is a juried show of fine crafts and art featuring local and regional artisans. This RVA neighborhood festival showcases a unique selection of contemporary art and great food. It is a fundraiser for CARITAS. Presented by 43rd Street Gallery. Free and open to the public.
3. SHORT PUMP TOWN CENTER CONCERT SERIES AND WINE GARDEN
September 9, 5pm
Short Pump Town Center, 11800 West Broad Street, Richmond, 23233
Sip! Sip! Hooray! Henrico CASA is partnering with Short Pump Town Center to create a memorable experience during their upcoming FREE concert featuring The Deloreans. Visit the Wine Garden to enjoy great 80's music, make memories and promote safe homes for Henrico's children. 100% of proceeds from wine sales benefit Henrico CASA.
4. TO BALANCE A STONE & SUSTAINING ENCOUNTERS
September 10, 5pm opening reception
Exhibits run through October 23
Reynolds Gallery, 1514 West Main Street, Richmond, 23220
Reynolds Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of To Balance a Stone, a solo exhibition of Mary Temple’s works on paper and acrylic on canvas; and Sustaining Encounters, a two-person exhibition presenting the work of Nancy Blum and Joseph Scheer. Temple’s collection of work was created in the summer of 2020 during the COVID-19 quarantine. During that time Mary’s days consisted of morning walks through city parks, followed by long days and evenings working in the studio.
5. RAMAN KALYAN CLASSICAL INDIAN MUSIC AND CARNATIC FLUTE CONCERT
September 11, 7pm
Gallery 5, 200 West Marshall Street, Richmond, 23220
One of the world’s best, Academy Award-winning flute virtuosos, Raman Kalyan presents this unique thematic presentation, Inspirations. Raman will present immortal Indian Ragas drawing inspirations for Gallery5 art exhibits. He will be accompanied on the Indian Tabla by Anirudh Changakoti.
6. NORTHSIDE MURAL KICK-OFF EVENT
September 11, 11am
Parking lot behind the CVS at 1205 Bellevue Ave, Richmond, 23227-4001
The Bellevue Civic Association brings a chance to celebrate and participate in a community mural! This mural will represent all Northside neighborhoods, so ALL are welcome. Fun activities for kids and adults, meet area artists, ribbon cutting and “First Brush Stroke.” Plus food and drink from Northside merchants.
7. THE TATERS - SEASON PREMIERE CONCERT
September 11, 7pm
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, 23060
The Taters will kick off the first half of The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen’s Center Season with a new production and their signature eclectic mix of roots rock, pop, country, skiffle & Americana. Layers of acoustic and electric guitars mix with 3- and 4-part harmonies to give each song its own personality while the lead vocals and songwriting pull it all together into a very satisfying way that draws audiences out of their seats to dance! Purchase tickets online.
8. PEARL ST VIRGINIA COMEDY SHOWCASE
September 9, 8pm
Perkinson Center for the Arts and Education, 11810 Centre Street Chester, VA 23831
Get ready to laugh all night as Pearl St Comedy presents their Comedy Showcase, featuring some of the best comedic talent in Virginia and the surrounding area! We’ve got the drinks and the entertainment, now all we need is you! Prepare to laugh all night with Pearl St Comedy at the Perk! Purchase tickets online.
9. GENEALOGY WORKSHOP: CEMETERY RECORDS
September 10, 10am
Library of Virginia senior reference archivist Dawn Tinnell will provide an overview of cemetery records and other related death records and how they can help with genealogical research. Virginia Commonwealth University professor of history Ryan K. Smith will give examples of what he has found in cemetery records and related death records and how those findings relate to what can be discovered in the cemeteries themselves. Purchase tickets online.
10. RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Various locations through Downtown Richmond (see schedule)
One of the largest international competitive film festivals in the Mid-Atlantic, RIFF brings more than 150 cutting edge film premiers to Richmond, plus nightly local, national and international music performances, panels and Q&As, the red-carpet awards, mixers, and more, ushering the spirit of Hollywood into RVA. Purchase tickets online.
11. TAPESTRY CELLO QUARTET
September 12, 4pm
St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2480 Batterson Road, Powhatan, 23139
The Tapestry Cello Ensemble brings classical music and folk song arrangements arranged for four cellos, featuring Ave Verum Corpus, Rain Suite, Carolina in the Morning, and Joshua Fight the Battle of Jericho. No 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.