Venus is prominent in the West after dark. That bright object high in the sky is Venus. Once it gets dark, look South, and you should be able to see the three belt stars of Orion. The bright star to the left of Orion is Sirius, the brightest star in the Northern Hemisphere.
You can use this diagram as a guide. It can be downloaded at skymaps.com. The orientation for the map is set for South, with the middle of the circle representing straight overhead. Turn the map upside down when looking North.
The larger the blob on the map, the brighter the object will appear in the sky–note the magnitude legend at the bottom right of the map. Contrary to intuition, the higher the magnitude number, the dimmer the object appears.
ISS (International Space Station passes)
Will the ISS make a pass over Richmond tonight?