What’s happening: Jan. 29 events calendar

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WED., 1/29

“Knives Out” Screening 

The Activities Programming Board will host a screening of the film “Knives Out,” directed by Rian Johnson. For more information, contact Ashli Phillips at phillipsar3@vcu.edu.

7:30 p.m., Commons Theater, University Student Commons (907 Floyd Ave.) Free.


TUES., 2/4

“I Am Not Your Negro” Screening

As a part of its Black History Month celebration of events, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs will host a screening of the James Baldwin documentary, “I Am Not Your Negro” by director Raoul Peck. This Oscar-nominated film explores Baldwin’s life and includes personal accounts of relationships with civil rights leaders, such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. 

6:30 – 9:30 p.m., Academic Learning Commons, Room 1100 (1000 Floyd Ave.) Free.


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THURS., 1/30

State of the University

VCU President Michael Rao will give the State of the University Address in the lecture hall of Cabell Library. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m., and seating will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. To RSVP, fill out the google form or email univevents@vcu.edu. 

11:00 a.m., Cabell Library Lecture Hall, Room 303 (901 Park Ave.) Free.


FRI., 1/31

“She Blooms in the Winter”

The Broad gallery will host an opening reception of “She Blooms in the Winter,” which celebrates the art of six local artists who identify as women. All of the pieces of art are inspired by flowers and the deeper meanings behind them. For more information, visit The Broad’s website. 

6 – 8 p.m., The Broad (209 N Foushee St.) Free.


Sun., 2/2

Women’s Basketball vs. Duquesne

Women’s basketball will host the Duquesne University Dukes at the Siegel Center. For ticket information, visit the VCU Athletics website or contact Rebecca Piner at vcuathletics@vcu.edu.


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THURS., 1/30

VSU Chao House 

VCU’s Vietnamese Student Association will host a Chao house to learn more about Vietnamese culture and celebrate the Vietnamese New Year with crafts, food and games. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.

5 – 7 p.m., West Grace North, Room 1030J (830 W. Grace St.) Free.


FRI., 1/31

Kazakhstan delegation to visit VCU

The Global Education Office will host a panel of members of the Open World Leadership Center delegation from Kazakhstan. The delegation will talk about their experiences in their position along with a session of questions and answers with the audience. For more information about the event, contact Elizabeth Hiett at eihiett@vcu.edu.

4:30 – 5:30 p.m., West Grace North, Room 1030J (830 W. Grace St.) Free.


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