What’s happening: Sept. 17 events calendar

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THURS. 9/19

ICA Visiting Artist Talk 

The Department of Craft and Material Studies will present a talk by visiting artist Sara Clugage at the Institute for Contemporary Art. For more information, contact the Department of Craft and Materials Studies at crafts@vcu.edu or visit their website.


12:30 p.m., Markel Center in the Institute for Contemporary Art (601 W. Broad St.) 


THURS., 9/19

‘Aladdin’ Screening at the Byrd

The Byrd Theatre is screening the 2019 remake of the classic, “Aladdin.” 


7:15 p.m., The Byrd Theatre & Foundation (2908 W. Cary St.) Tickets are $4. 


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FRI., 9/20

Rec Sports To Offer Lifeguard Recertification

Rec Sports is hosting an American Red Cross recertification course for those with current ARC lifeguard, first aid or APR/AED certifications. Register by Sept. 19. 

For more information, contact Jenna Dillon at dillonj3@vcu.edu or 804-827-9999, or visit the aquatics website. 


5 p.m., Cary Street Gym (101 S. Linden St.)


TUES., 9/24


National Voter Registration Day

The Compass will be the site for voter registration with snacks and information about the upcoming local and state elections this November. The last day to register to vote is Oct. 15. 


The Compass, Monroe Park Campus, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.


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FRI., 9/20

Exploring Alternative Story Forms

The Student Media Center is hosting an informative session on alternative ways to present information to readers. The program will focus on writing creative stories without large amounts of text.


3-4:30 p.m., VCU Student Media Center (817 W. Broad St.) Free.


SAT. 9/21

Richmond Peace Education Center Teach-In

The Richmond Peace Education Center is hosting a teach-in — an educational conversation — about immigrant and social justice. Along with ReEstablish Richmond, LULAC, short for the League of United Latin American Citizens, and other immigrant and social justice advocacy organizations, will hold a conversation on how racism has affected Richmond families. For more information, visit RPEC’s website


Noon – 4 p.m., Monroe Park (Corner of West Franklin and North Laurel Streets)


MON., 9/23

Banned Books Week Popup Library

VCU Libraries will hold an event highlighting books, DVDs, video games and comics in the library’s collection that have been the subject of challenges or controversy. It also will offer an opportunity to discuss and ask questions about academic freedom and censorship. 


11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., James Branch Cabell Library lobby, (901 Park Ave.)

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