What’s happening: Oct. 9 events calendar

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THURS., 10/10

Fall Jazz Festival 

The Department of Music will perform in its fall jazz festival in the Singleton Center. Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door and free for VCU students with ID. To buy tickets, visit the VCUarts music website. 

8 p.m., Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall of the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts (922 Park Ave.) $7-10


FRI/SAT., 10/11-12 

Richmond Zinefest

The main branch of the Richmond Public Library is hosting the 13th annual Zinefest. It will hold programs on Friday including “Kitchen Witchcraft,” “The Zen of Zines” and “The Importance of the QTPOC Storyteller.” There will be tabling on Saturday for zines and vendors. For more information, contact zine.fest@richmondzinefest.org

10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., The Richmond Public Library (101 E. Franklin St.) Free.


SAT., 10/12 

‘Gremlins’ Film Screening at the Byrd

The Byrd Theatre is screening the 1984 film “Gremlins” as a part of its “family classics” series. To buy tickets, visit byrdtheatre.org.

10 a.m., The Byrd Theatre & Foundation (2908 W. Cary St.) $4


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THURS., 10/10

VCUDine Fall Food Truck Festival

VCUDine will host a food truck festival for dining plan holders from restaurants such as Curbside Creations, Opa and Carytown Burger and Fries. Event attendees can enter to win an Apple Watch or Airpods from RamTech. 

For more information, contact Lauren Hay at lhay@vcu.edu or 804-828-1148 or visit vcu.campusdish.com.

4-8:30 p.m., Cathedral Place, outside Shafer Dining Court. 


SAT., 10/12 

Fall Fest 2019 

The Residential Hall Association will be celebrating fall with a night of music, games and food. Admission is free with a VCU ID. 

5-8p.m. Commons Plaza, University Student Commons (907 Floyd Ave.)


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THURS., 10/10

Presentation on Afro-Latinx Identities

VCU’s Office of Multicultural Student Affairs will host a discussion about Afro-Latinx identities, led by VCU Spanish professor and Spanish Instruction Community Liaison Anita Nadal. For more information, contact Kim Green at greenk2@vcu.edu.

1-2 p.m., University Student Commons, Room 215 (907 Floyd Ave.) Free.


THURS., 10/10

Free Vegan Cooking Demonstration

The Veg Club is doing a cooking demonstration and family dinner. It will teach students how to make vegan ricotta and baked ziti. For more information, contact @vegclubatvcu on Instagram.

6 p.m. West Grace North kitchen (912 W. Grace St.) Free.


SUN., 10/13

Monumental Care: Plant Giveaway

Plants from Rashid Johnson’s “Monument” will be given to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, contact Meredith Carrington at mtcarrington@vcu.edu or 804-828-1088 or visit the ICA’s website. 

Noon-5 p.m. The Institute for Contemporary Art at the Markel Center (601 W. Broad St.)

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