What’s Happening: Events Calendar

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Wednesday Oct. 3, 6-8 p.m., Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU (601 W. Broad St.)

The ICA Sessions Featuring Yeni Nostalji

The ICA is partnering with Carlos Chafin of In Your Ear Studios to launch The ICA Sessions, which highlights different musicians. This week, local group Yeni Nostalji will perform a “haunting, intimate, alluring and playful” set that will last roughly for an hour. A happy hour will run from 6-7 p.m. followed by the set from 7:15-8 p.m. Enjoy free snacks and a cash bar at the Ellwood Thompson Cafe. Free.


Friday, Oct. 5, 6-8 p.m. ICA Auditorium (601 W. Broad St.)

One Vote Documentary

“One Vote” is a documentary filmed on Election Day in 2016 that captures the stories of a diverse array of American voters. The ICA will show the documentary and hold a conversation with the film’s director, Christine Woodhouse, after the showing. Attendees will also be able to check their voter registration status or register to vote at the event. Free snacks and a cash bar will be available at the ICA’s Ellwood Thompson Cafe after the event.

Do something

Friday Oct. 5, 12-1 p.m., VCU Compass

College Radio Day—Karaoke in the Compass

Join WVCW radio in celebrating College Radio Day by singing karaoke in the Compass. Sing a song of your choice for a chance to win prizes.


Friday Oct. 5, 1-2 p.m., West Grace North Residence Hall, rm. 1030J (830 W. Grace St.)

Global Cafe

The Global Education Office invites members of the VCU community to their monthly Global Cafe event. This student-centered program aims to increase awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity at VCU and allows participants to meet and mingle with other students from around the world.


Friday Oct. 5, times vary, Broad Street

RVA First Fridays Art Walk

Join numerous local shops, galleries and venues in celebrating the creative cultural of the Richmond community with the monthly First Fridays event. Locations typically start events around 5 p.m. and the walk takes place primarily on Broad Street between Monroe and 7th streets. Some events are also held off Broad street, on Marshall, Grace, Franklin and Leigh streets. For a specific list of places and events, like and follow RVA First Fridays on Facebook.


Learn something

Saturday Oct. 6, 12-5 p.m., Science Museum of Virginia (2500 W. Broad St.)

RVA MakerFest

More than 80 makers around Richmond will display their work and teach attendees about their craft. There will be opportunities to participate in activities for both adults and children and purchase work from artists.

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