What’s happening: Mar. 27 events calendar

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The Music of Steven Snowden

Wed., Mar. 27

The VCU Percussion Studio will host a concert of composer Steven Snowden’s work, including percussion music, a new string quartet and interactive pieces.

7-8 p.m., W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts (922 Park Ave.) Free.

Created Equal Film Series: Hidden Figures

Thurs., Mar. 28

There will be a free screening of “Hidden Figures,” an award-winning film about three African-American women who worked for NASA in 1961. The museum’s screening series is done in partnership with the Richmond Peace Education Center.

6:30-8:30 p.m., Virginia Museum of History & Culture (428 N. Boulevard) Free.

RVA’s 5th annual Cherry Blossom Festival

Sun., Mar. 31

The Japanese Student Association will host a festival under the blooming cherry blossom trees on VCU’s campus. There will be traditional and modern Japanese festivities, performances, music, Japanese food, games and crafts.

1-5 p.m., University Student Commons (907 Floyd Ave.)

Do something

VCU Out of the Darkness Campus Walk

Wed., Mar. 27

The Wellness Resource Center will host a campus walk to raise awareness about mental health and suicide. To create or join a walking team visit bit.ly/OOTDVCU19. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Compass Plaza (900 Park Ave.) Free.

Pop-Up Meditation Session

Fri., Mar. 29

Chrysalis Institute will lead a pop-up meditation session, including meditation and contemplation of Dale Chihuly’s “Red Reeds.”

11:30 a.m.-noon, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (200 N. Boulevard) Free.

Cultural Crawl RVA

Sat., Mar. 30

There will be a bar crawl across downtown Richmond in support of local businesses and the street art surrounding them. Participants will get a complimentary souvenir cup. For more information, visit culturalcrawl.com.

2-10 p.m., citywide, prices vary.

Learn something

Objects and Methods Lecture: Sara Kaaman

Thurs., Mar. 28

Graphic designer Sara Kaaman will speak at VCU. The talk will be followed by a workshop on the third floor of Pollak Building (325 N. Harrison St.) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 29. For more information, visit arts.vcu.edu/graphicdesign.

4:30 p.m., Grace Street Theater (934 W. Grace St.)

A Tale of Two Cities: Richmond or RVA?

Tues., Apr. 2

Valentine Director Bill Martin and Coffee With Strangers RVA’s Kelli Lemon will discuss the history and implications of the city’s two names, followed by presentations from Richmond Times-Dispatch columnist Michael Paul Williams and VCU professor Kelly O’Keefe.

6-8 p.m., The Valentine (1015 E. Clay St.)

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