Artsline - History, comedy and music for November!
Artsline || November 14, 2022
"When you are in doubt, be still, and wait; when doubt no longer exists for you, then go forward with courage. So long as mists envelop you, be still; be still until the sunlight pours through and dispels the mists -- as it surely will. Then act with courage." ~ Chief White Eagle, Ponca
Keep an eye out in RVA for programs, art, performances that celebrate Native American Heritage Month – including this week’s Pocahontas Reframed Film Festival. In addition to Native American art, you will find local history, stories, and comedy – check out what Richmond has on tap below!
To list your events on Artsline, go to vpm.org/artsline.
1. POCAHONTAS REFRAMED FILM FESTIVAL
Sunday, November 18-20
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 North Arthur Ashe Boulevard, Richmond, 23220
The Pocahontas Reframed Film Festival aims to raise awareness about Native American language, cultures, and societies by showcasing great films by and about Indigenous peoples. The Festival brings together artists, authors, filmmakers, and actors willing to share, teach, and explain their creativity and history. The 6th Annual Festival will feature an incredible lineup of 20+ films by and about Native people, alongside a number of special events to share the perspectives and stories of Indigenous life. See schedule and purchase tickets online.
2. OYSTER HARVEST FESTIVAL
Saturday, November 19, noon – 5 PM
Montpelier Center for Arts & Education, 17205 Mountain Road, Montpelier, 23192
Join the Montpelier Center for Arts & Education for live music, vendors, and of course, OYSTERS! They have food vendors bringing a variety of oyster-based dishes, so come out and get your shuck on! Purchase tickets online.
3. HISTORY HAPPY HOUR WITH ANNE CROSS: A BLACK FAMILY’S INCREDIBLE STORY OF VIOLENCE, RESISTANCE, AND RESILIENCE IN THE EARLY DAYS OF RECONSTRUCTION
Monday, November 14, 6:30 PM
Bottoms Up Pizza, 1700 Dock Street, Richmond, 23223
In May 1866, Lucy Richardson walked from Richmond to King William County, Virginia, to reclaim her daughter from their former enslavers. Discovering that she had been brutally beaten, Lucy determined to seek justice. Drawing upon recent archival discoveries The American Civil War Museum brings this talk to explore how this story went "viral" in 1866 but remains largely unknown to audiences today. Register online for this free event.
4. HILARITY FOR HEROES - MILITARY APPRECIATION COMEDY NIGHT
Friday, November 18, 7:30 PM
Perkinson Center for the Arts and Education, 11810 Centre Street, Chester, 23831
$25 adult | $20 seniors & military | $10 youth ages 13-17
The Perkinson Center and Pearl St Comedy are proud to present "Hilarity for Heroes." Join Dewayne White, PT Bratton and host Noah Miller for our Military Appreciation comedy show! Dewayne White (Army) Dewayne is a DC-based standup comedian who performs all over the country. He’s a combat-wounded veteran who served in the Army for 23 years. His humor is drawn from his unique take on his military experience, his life as a husband and father, and the general craziness of life. Purchase tickets online.
5. SONGSTRESS SOJOURN: A SHOWCASE OF LOCAL SINGER-SONGWRITERS
Friday, November 18, 8 PM
Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, 147 Warsaw Avenue, Harrisonburg, 22801
Presented by the Forbes Center in partnership with WMRA radio, this exciting showcase returns to the lineup with five singer-songwriters from the Shenandoah Valley. Experience a heartfelt evening hosted by Tina Owens from WMRA’s The Acoustic Café about the personal journeys that singer-songwriters embark on when creating new works. Purchase tickets online.
6. THE DANCING QUEEN: COURT DANCE IN THE AGE OF ELIZABETH
Dance, History, Music
Friday, November 17, 7 PM
Agecroft Hall & Gardens, 4305 Sulgrave Road, Richmond, 23221
$10 adults | $7 students
The Richmond Renaissance Dancers will present this multimedia program showcasing the majesty and elegance of court dancing from the perspective of Queen Elizabeth I and her courtiers. English almans and country dances, French branles, and Italian balli and cascarde were all part of the Elizabethan court repertoire. The Queen’s court will come alive once more through demonstrations of these late 16th century dances. Linda Macdonald, portraying Queen Elizabeth, will provide informative narrative and historical background, all within the beautiful surroundings of Agecroft Hall. Purchase tickets online.
7. CLASSICAL INCARNATIONS
Sunday, November 20, 7 PM
Gallery5, 200 West Marshall Street, Richmond, 23220
8. THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
Friday, November 18, 8 PM
Sunday, November 20, 2:30 PM
Dominion Energy Center, 600 East Grace Street, Richmond, 23219
$25 - $130
A young apprentice pirate with no stomach for a future of piracy is due to be released from his required service on his twenty-first birthday… Trouble is, fate might just intervene with the plan. With his newly found sweetheart, a long-winded but well-intentioned father, and a Pirate King boss with his own merry band of buccaneers, The Pirates of Penzance is a modern, major spectacle for the entire family. Sung in English with English Surtitles. Presented by Virginia Opera. Purchase tickets online.
9. WAVELENGTH: PATRICE HELMAR
Tuesday, November 15, Noon
Wavelength is an online lecture series that is a collaboration between VCUarts, the ICA, and VCUarts Qatar. A dynamic group of artists, designers, curators and scholars share their work with the VCU communities in Richmond and Doha as well as the general public. Patrice Aphrodite Helmar is an artist and independent curator from Juneau, Alaska. She worked in her father’s small-town camera shop and darkroom growing up and continues to work in photography. Registration required for this free event.
10. GELLMAN ROOM CONCERT: RVA BAROQUE
Saturday, November 19, 2 PM
Main Branch, Richmond Public Library, 101 East Franklin Street, Richmond, 23219
Baroque composers honored Cecilia, patron saint of music, with some of their most joyful music, “Hail, Bright Cecilia!” RVA Baroque, Richmond’s period instrument ensemble, taps into this rich repertoire with a program of vocal and instrumental music by Henry Purcell (1659-1695) and lesser-known masters. Presented by The Richmond Public Library. No registration required for this free event.
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.
The Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, VCUarts, and Virginia Opera are sponsors of VPM.
VPM is a sponsor of the Pocahontas Reframed Film Festival.