What’s happening: Dec. 4 events calendar

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FRI., 12/6

‘Ada and the Engine’ 

The Shafer Alliance Laboratory Theatre, or SALT, is a student-run performance and directing lab that will perform its last show of the semester, titled “Ada and the Engine.” Performances will also be held on Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. For more information, contact Melissa Freilich at [email protected] or visit the event’s Facebook page. 

7:30 p.m., Shafer Street Playhouse (221 N. Shafer St.) Free.


SAT., 12/7

‘Elf’ Screening at The Byrd

The Byrd Theatre will host a screening of the 2003 Christmas classic “Elf” accompanied by a holiday singalong. For more information and to get tickets, visit byrdtheatre.org

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


FRI., 12/6

Tap Performance at the ICA

Dancer Benae Beamon will perform a tap number titled “Time Blackened for the Capture of Dawn” as a part of the museum’s “Great Force” exhibit. The performance aims to discuss the themes of black culture and power. For more information, visit icavcu.org. 

7 – 9 p.m., Royall Forum, the ICA (601 W. Broad St.) Free.


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THURS., 12/5

String Area Recital at Singleton Center

VCU’s Department of Music will present a string instrument recital. For more information, contact Anne Marie Dumain at [email protected], call or (804) 828-1169 or visit the department’s website. 

3 p.m., Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall, Singleton Center, (922 Park Ave.) Free.


TUES., 12/10

‘Rumors of War’ Public Unveiling 

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts will host a celebration for the museum’s permanent installation “Rumors of War” by Kehinde Wiley. The work is Wiley’s first and largest monumental public sculpture, which explores the history of race and power. 

The program will include remarks by the artist as well as Gov. Ralph Northam and Mayor Levar Stoney. For more information, visit the VMFA’s website. 

3:30 – 6:30 p.m., VMFA (200 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd.) Free.


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THURS., 12/5

JAO House 

VCU’s JAO, or Joint Asian Organization, will host a gathering as its first event of the year to promote the university’s Asian culture clubs. There will be free food and information sessions to educate attendees on Asian culture. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page. 

6 – 8 p.m., West Grace North, (830 W. Grace St.) Free.


FRI., 12/6

Diversity Showcase

VCU’s Global Education Office will host a showcase highlighting the diversity of its students. Events will include posters, performances, games and international cuisine. For more information, contact Audrey Short at [email protected] or Katya Stepanova at [email protected] or 804-827-0178.

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Rooms 1030 K and J, West Grace North, (830 W. Grace St.) 

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