With the fall in sight, it seems like all anybody wants to talk about is the big bike race. While there are plenty of arts events in conjunction with that highly anticipated takeover of the city (see next week’s issue), our 2015 fall arts preview mostly focuses on other highlights in the months of September, October and November.
We asked our critics to explore some of the more intriguing events announced so far from the fields of fine arts, theater, books, dance, music and film.
So if you’re a lifer, or maybe just visiting from out of town and considering not leaving, hopefully this early look at the fall arts season will help you plan ahead. You know, tickets and babysitters, pedicures, abdomen toning, sustained heavy drinking and such — all the different things that go on before a trip to the theater or club. — Brent Baldwin
Bodies in Motion
What to know about the Rodin exhibition coming to VMFA in November.
VMFA Director Alex Nyerges discusses art in the age of smartphones.
Ladies to the Front
Richmond’s fall arts season will buzz with the work of female artists, gallerists and curators.
Grab Your Seat
From bike races to new faces, Style Weekly theater critics discuss the drama of the season ahead.
Food-heavy releases, mysteries, histories and former punkers mark the fall literary season.
Write of Way
For the “Bicycle Stories” exhibit at Artspace Gallery, Richmond authors and artists unite for a kinetic collaboration.
Richmond's fall dance season steps up with varied offerings including Cuban- and Latino inspirations and a Balanchine classic.
Why musician Samantha Pearl left California for Richmond and its self-sufficient art scene.
Among big fall film choices are mob guys, weird grandparents and Apollo Creed.