What’s happening: Apr. 3 events calendar

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Learning to Love the Bomb — VCU MFA Photo Film Candidacy Show

Fri., Apr. 5

Work from Hannah Altman, Ashley Goodwin, Elizabeth McGrady and Sebastien Carpentier will be on display in “Learning to Love the Bomb,” the MFA in Photo and Film candidacy exhibition. It will remain on view until April 24.

6-9 p.m., Black Iris (321 W. Broad St.) Free.

VSA at VCU Culture Show 2019: “The Fate Within Us”

Sat., Apr. 6

The Vietnamese Student Association will host a performance of “The Fate Within Us,” a play about a young Vietnamese girl who dreams of becoming a fashion designer. A reception with food will be held after the show for family and friends in the cafeteria.

2-6 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School (1000 Mosby St.) Free.

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March for Bijan

Wed., Apr. 3

There will be a vigil and silent march held in honor of Bijan Ghaisar, a 25 year old VCU alumnus who was fatally shot by U.S. park police in 2017. It will begin at the VCU compass, and the march will follow a path around Monroe Park Campus.

8:30-11:30 p.m, Compass Plaza (900 Park Ave.) Free.

Ink Magazine Vol. 11 Release Party

Fri., Apr. 5

To celebrate the newest issue of Ink Magazine, there will be a party with free copies, free tote bags, face painting and music from DJ boygirl.

6-9 p.m., Institute for Contemporary Art (601 W. Broad St.) Free.

Bird Grand Prix

Sat., Apr. 6

The very first Bird Scooter Grand Prix will be held in Monroe Park on Saturday. Terrain includes fast gravel straightaways with some tight cobblestone hairpins. Bring your own Bird.

9 a.m.-noon, Monroe Park

Learn something

VCU Visiting Writers Series: Jessie van Eerden & Clint McCown

Wed., Apr. 3

Authors Jessie van Eerden and Clint McCown will speak as a part of the VCU Visiting Writers Series, hosted by the English department.

7-8:30 p.m., James Branch Cabell Library (901 Park Ave.) Free.

VCU Libraries 34th Annual Brown-Lyons Lecture

Thurs., Apr. 4

Rabbi Jill Jacobs will speak about T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, a mission which mobilizies rabbis, cantors and other American Jews to protect human rights in North America and Israel. A public reception will follow.

7-9 p.m., Room 303, James Branch Cabell Library (901 Park Ave.) Free.

Science After Dark: The Final Fur

Fri., Apr. 5

Museum educators have trained female Norway rats to pick up a small plastic ball and put it through a simulated basketball hoop. Purchase tickets at smv.org.

5-9 p.m., Science Museum of Virginia (2500 W. Broad St.) $10

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