What’s happening: Feb. 13 events calendar

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VCU Dance NOW 2019

Thurs., Feb. 14

Faculty members and South African choreographer Gregory Maqoma will perform new work in a concert hosted by the VCUarts Department of Dance and Choreography.

8 p.m., Grace Street Theater (934 W. Grace St.) $15, or $10 with valid student ID

ICA Topic Tour: “Cauleen Smith: Give It or Leave It”

Sat., Feb. 16

The ICA’s Daniel and Brett Sundheim Chief Curator Anthony Elms will give a detailed tour of “Cauleen Smith: Give It or Leave It.” The new gallery offers antidotes to the perceived hopelessness of American society.

1-2 p.m., Institute for Contemporary Art (601 W. Broad St.) Free.

Faculty Jazz Recital: Antonio García

Sun., Feb. 17

Trombonist, composer and Jazz Studies Director Antonio García will host a recital. Additional performances include vocalist Mary Hermann García, The Nashville Avenue Stompers, VCU Jazz Orchestra I, the VCU Greater Richmond High School Jazz Band and a recording from the VCU Commonwealth Singers.

4 p.m., W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts (922 Park Ave.) Free.

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ChinaFest 2019: Celebrating the Year of the Earth Pig

Sat., Feb. 16

Celebrate the Lunar New Year and enjoy art-making activities, demonstrations and performances. A full list of events can be found at vmfa.museum.

10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (200 N. Boulevard) Free.

SNPhA’s Annual Multicultural Dinner

Tues., Feb. 19

The Student National Pharmaceutical Association will have free food, a performance from VCU’s Latin dance group, a student fashion show in cultural attire and a speech from professor Jeffrey L. Wilson. For information on reservations, visit SNPhA on Facebook.

6 p.m., Jonah L. Larrick Student Center (900 Turpin St.) Free, RSVP online.

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Darwin and the Politics of Nature

Fri., Feb. 15

Princeton University history professor Erika Milam will give a lecture on the danger and hope offered by the theory of evolution.

10:30 a.m., Commonwealth Ballroom, University Student Commons (907 Floyd Ave.) Free.

Off Campus Student Services — Rental Workshop

Mon., Feb. 18

Understand the step-by-step process of finding and renting an apartment for the first time. Learn about deposits, leases, budgets and tenant rights.

2-3 p.m., Suite 229, University Student Commons (907 Floyd Ave.) Free.

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