What’s happening: Feb. 6 events calendar

See something

Opening Reception: “It Either Is Or Isn’t”

Thu., Feb. 7

Visit Quirk Gallery and enjoy Seth Bauserman’s first solo exhibition. This show considers human complexity and explores the way identity changes over time. Bauserman is a 2017 recipient of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship.

5-8 p.m., Quirk Gallery (207 W. Broad St.) Free.

Film Screening and Panel Discussion: “Run Wild Run Free”

Thu., Feb. 7

Join VCU’s Center for Environmental Studies for a screening and panel discussion of “Run Wild Run Free,” a film about the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and the people who supported it. Request a free ticket at rvaeff.org.

6:30-8 p.m., Institute for Contemporary Art (601 W. Broad St.) Free with ticket.

Opening Reception: “Unmasked: A Visual Dissection Part II”

Fri., Feb. 8

VCU graduate Nickolai Walko will present his work, which captures anatomical subjects in a unique hybrid form, combining classical drawing and pop art. Refreshments will be served and local band Vertical Dimension will perform.

5:30-7 p.m., Tompkins-McCaw Library (509 N. 12th St.) Free.

Do something

Chao House

Wed., Feb. 6

Join the Vietnamese Student Association for its first Spring Chao House in celebration of the Lunar New Year. Enjoy games and food while learning about Vietnamese culture. For more information, visit vsavcu.org.

6:30-8:30 p.m., Room 1004A, West Grace South (835 W. Grace St.) Free.

Jazz 4 Justice

Fri., Feb. 8

This concert will feature performances from VCU jazz ensembles with Mayor Levar Stoney as a guest conductor. Ticket prices include one drink and hors d’oeuvres. Guests are invited to bring their instruments and participate in a jam session after the show.

8 p.m., W. E. Singleton Center for Performing Arts (922 Park Ave.) Prices vary, student discount available.

Learn something

Rental Workshop

Wed., Feb. 6

Join Off Campus Student Services for a seminar on finding and renting your first apartment. Learn about deposits, budgets, tenants and more.

4-5 p.m., Suite 229, University Student Commons (907 Floyd Ave.) Free.

Pop Culture vs. the ‘Olympics of Suffering’: Slavery and the Holocaust as One American Horror Story

Tue., Feb. 12

Join the Department of African American Studies and the Judaic Studies program for a talk led by Danielle Christmas. The seminar will explore the presence of Nazis and slaveholders in the media, using FX’s “American Horror Story” as a reference.

6-7 p.m., Richmond Salons I and II, University Student Commons (907 Floyd Ave.) Free.

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