What’s happening: Feb. 27 events calendar

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ICA Cinemas Series: “Black Mother”

Wed., Feb. 27

“Black Mother” from New York artist Khalik Allah explores life in Jamaica by focusing on testimonies from the people who live there. RSVP at icavcu.org.

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

Stand Up Science with Shane Mauss

Thurs., Feb. 28

Local scientists, comedians and other guests will join award-winning comedian and podcaster Shane Mauss. At the end of the show, the speakers will return to the stage for a panel discussion led by audience questions. Pre-order tickets online.

7-10 p.m., The Broadberry (2729 W. Broad St.) $15 in advance.

First Fridays

Fri., Mar. 1

New exhibitions will open across Richmond’s galleries, including 1708 Gallery, ADA Gallery, The Anderson and more.

All day, city-wide. Free.

Drake Bell at The Canal Club

Fri., Mar. 1

Musician and actor Drake Bell will perform at The Canal Club. Additional performances include Sam McCoig, Midlife Pilot and Caleb Folks.

7 p.m., The Canal Club (1545 E. Cary St.) $15 in advance.

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A Mindful Approach to Leadership

Thurs., Feb. 28

Participants will learn to connect with others in the workplace and at home. Methods include finding a calm way to exist in the present moment.

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Room B3189, Snead Hall (301 W. Main St.) Free.

Invasive Plant Removal

Sun., Mar. 3

Ryan Ginsburg from the James River Association will lead an invasive plant removal taskforce. Participants are advised to bring a water bottle and wear closed-toe shoes, long sleeves and long pants.

11 a.m.-2 p.m., RVA Createspace (607 Wickham St.) Free.

WomenFirst 2019

Mon., Mar. 4

A diverse panel of women will share how they became trailblazers in their field. Attendance is free, but online registration is encouraged.

6-7:30 p.m., The Byrd Theater (2908 W. Cary St.) Free.

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QTPOC Gathering: Black Power & Appreciation

Wed., Feb. 27

In commemoration of Black History Month, there will be a discussion on the contributions of black individuals in society. This event is hosted by the Queer & Trans People of Color Collective.

7-9 p.m., Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (907 Floyd Ave.) Free.

Vida Williams: A Social and Civic Innovation Lecture

Thurs., Feb. 28

The VCU da Vinci Center will host a lecture led by Vida Williams. The talk will address the design, development and provision of social and civic innovations.

5-6:30 p.m., da Vinci Center (807 S. Cathedral Place)

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