What’s happening: Oct. 30 events calendar

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Fri., 11/01

B.A.S.E. 5th Annual Art Showcase

The Black Art Student Empowerment organization is hosting its fifth annual art showcase. Several artists will showcase their art, including painting, dance, poetry and drawings. To sign up for free tickets, visit B.A.S.E.’s Instagram, @baseatvcu. Otherwise, tickets are $2 at the door. For more information, contact [email protected].

7 – 10 p.m., The Anderson Gallery, (907 ½ W. Franklin St.) $2 at the door


SAT., 11/02

‘My Fair Lady’ screening at the Byrd

The Byrd Theatre will screen the 1964 movie “My Fair Lady” directed by George Cukor. For tickets, visit byrdtheatre.org

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


TUES., 11/05 

Scientist-Artist Exchange at Gallery 5

Three VCU scientists will give 10-minute talks at Gallery 5 describing a scientific problem. Surrounding artists will create a sketch about each problem and then exchange their pieces of art after the intermission and explain what they imagined during the process. All work will be shown the following Wednesday for one night at the gallery. 

For more information, contact Richard Bargdill at [email protected] or 804-828-1240 or visit the event’s Facebook page. 

7 p.m., Gallery 5, (200 W. Marshall St.) Free.


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FRI., 11/01

ICA First Friday: Snatched Back Wig Party

As part of its First Friday celebration, the ICA is hosting a wig-themed party with dancing, contests and prizes. The event will be held in the Royall Forum. For more information, contact Meredith Carrington at [email protected] or 804-828-1088 or visit the ICA’s website.

6 – 9 p.m., Royall Forum, the ICA, (601 W. Broad St.) Free.


MON., 11/04 

Humanities Research Center presents ‘Femme in Public’

Writer and performance artist Alok Vaid-Menon will present at a lecture called “Femme in Public.” The Humanities Research Center is hosting the event, and it will be presented in the third floor lecture hall of the Commons. For more information, contact Brooke Newman at [email protected] or visit The Humanities Research Center’s website.

4 – 5:30 p.m. University Student Commons, (907 Floyd Ave.) Free.


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FRI., 11/01

Global Cafe

The Global Education Office is hosting its monthly “Global Cafe,” an event that connects VCU students with international students. Food and refreshments will be available. The event will take place in the Globe building, West Grace North. For more information, contact Nichole Dorton at [email protected] or 804-828-8471 or visit the Global Education Office’s website.

12:30 – 2 p.m., West Grace North kitchen (830 W. Grace St.) Free. 


TUES., 11/05

VCUarts Qatar Day 

The Student Government Association is organizing Qatar Day, an event to connect Richmond and Qatar VCU students. Members of the VCU community can learn more through displays of traditional Qatari clothing, Arabic calligraphy and henna demonstrations. 

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Academic Learning Commons (1000 Floyd Ave.) Free.

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