What’s Happening: Nov. 13 events calendar

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SAT., 11/16

VCUarts Senior Dance Project Concert

The Department of Dance and Choreography will present the 2019 Fall Senior Project concert, “IYKYK (If you know, you know.)” The performance on Nov. 16 will feature site-specifc work by Jenna Beardsley at The Anderson, followed by a one-hour dance party. The stage works for the show will begin on Nov. 22 and 23. For tickets, visit the VCUarts Dance website or call 804-828-2020.

7:30 p.m., The Anderson (907 ½ W Franklin St.) Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for students with valid I.D. and free to VCU students with valid I.D


MON., 11/18

‘Strangers on a Train’ Screening

The Byrd Theatre will host a screening of the 1951 film “Strangers on a Train” directed by Alfred Hitchcock. For tickets, visit byrdtheatre.org.

7:15 p.m., The Byrd Theatre & Foundation (2908 W. Cary St.) $6


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MON., 11/18

Improv Night

The Department of Theatre will host a night of unscripted comedy by the VCU Improv house teams. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased on the VCUarts Theatre website. For more information, contact Elizabeth Byland at [email protected] or 859-803-3374. 

7:30 p.m., Raymond Hodges Theatre, Singleton Center (922 Park Ave.) $5 


TUES., 11/19

‘Open Book: A Human Library Experience’

The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and the Office of Student Leadership & Civic Engagement will host an event that showcases identity-based storytelling from the VCU community. It will highlight stories and experiences to promote diversity and inclusion. For more information, contact Chris Jeter at [email protected] to fill out the Google Form. 

7 – 9 p.m., Rams Lounge, University Student Commons (907 Floyd Ave.) 


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THURS., 11/14

The Cooking Gene

Author and culinary historian Michael Twitty will visit the Library of Virginia to discuss his book, “The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South.” The book serves as a memoir of Southern cuisine through African and African American culture. For more information, contact Emma Ito at 804-692-3726 or [email protected] 

5:30 – 7 p.m., Library of Virginia (800 E. Broad St.) Free.


SAT., 11/16

ICA Panel Discussion: Design and Blackness

The ICA and VCUarts’ graphic design department will sponsor a discussion on graphic design centered on blackness. The panel will include Great Force catalog designers Silas Munro and Brian Johnson from Poly-Mode and typeface designer Tré Seals from Vocal Type Co. The discussion will be moderated by assistant professor of graphic design Nontsikelelo Mutiti. For more information, visit the ICA’s website.

3 – 5 p.m., the ICA (601 W. Broad St.) Free.

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