What’s happening: Apr. 24 events calendar

See something

“The Pirates of Penzance”

Fri., Apr. 26

VCU Opera will perform the comedy by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. An encore performance will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall.

7 p.m., W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Artists (922 Park Ave.) $15, discounts available

“Material Pursuits”

Fri., Apr. 26

BFA seniors from Craft and Material Studies will present their work in an exhibition.

5-8 p.m., Studio Two Three (3300 W. Clay St.) Free

Amendment Film Festival

Fri., Apr. 26

Amendment Literary and Art Journal will host its fourth annual film festival, featuring student-made films on social, cultural, political and progressive themes.

7 p.m., Room 1165, T. Edward Temple Building (901 W. Main St.) Free

Do something


Thurs., Apr. 25

Photography seniors will shoot high resolution headshots to raise money for their program. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can be scheduled online at the group’s Facebook page.

3:30-8 p.m., Room 209, Pollak Building (325 N. Harrison St.) $10 per image, prices vary.

Herbert Hirsch Celebration of Life

Mon., Apr. 29

The political science department will honor the memory of Herbert Hirsch, a professor who would’ve turned 78 on Monday.

7-9 p.m., Room 1107, Academic Learning Commons (1000 Floyd Ave.) Free

Learn something

VSA’s Black April Chao House

Thurs., Apr. 25

The Vietnamese Student Association is hosting a “Chao House” to learn more about Vietnamese history and to remember the Fall of Saigon. Food will be provided.

6:30-8:30pm., West Grace North (830 W. Grace Street.) Free

Topic Tour: ‘Black Women and the Power of Re-vision’

Sat., Apr. 27

VCU religious studies professor Isabelle Richman will host a topic tour of Cauleen Smith’s exhibit “Give It or Leave It.” The tour will be about black woman preachers and visionaries.

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

Richmond NEDA Walk

Sat., Apr. 27

The third annual National Eating Disorder Association walk will feature music, games and food. All money raised will go towards programs for the association.

Register online before April 26 at 3 p.m. In-person registration will be available the day of the event.

9-11:30 a.m., University Student Commons (907 Floyd Ave.) Free

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