What’s happening: Feb. 26 events calendar

See Something


FRI., 2/28

‘Harriet’ Screening

The Activities Programming Board will host a screening of “Harriet” (2019) directed by Kasi Lemmons. The film, starring Cynthia Erivo, tells the story of Harriet Tubman and her escape from slavery.

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


SAT., 2/29

‘Interstellar’ Movie Night

The Astronomy Club will show the 2014 film “Interstellar” followed by a discussion. Snacks will be provided. For more information, contact the Astronomy Club at zeineddinejy@vcu.edu.

6 – 9 p.m., West Grace South Student Housing, Room 1004A (835 W. Grace St.) Free.


Do Something


THURS., 2/27

Richmond Bernie Sanders rally

Democratic candidate for president Bernie Sanders will speak in a rally held at the Arthur Ashe Junior Athletic Center ahead of the Virginia primary election on March 3. This event is free to the public and attendees may enter on a first-come, first-serve basis. To RSVP, visit the campaign website for the event. 

2 p.m., Arthur Ashe Junior Athletic Center (3001 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd.) Free.


FRI., 2/28

VCU Baseball vs. West Virginia 

The VCU Baseball team will play against the West Virginia Mountaineers at The Diamond. For more information, contact Rebecca Piner at pinerre@vcu.edu. Tickets are free for students.

3 p.m., The Diamond (3001 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd.) Free


Learn Something


THURS., 2/27

VMFA Read-In

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, along with other notable members of the Richmond community, will speak at the annual “Read-In” hosted by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Speakers will read literature paired with pieces of art in various locations throughout the galleries. The event will start at the visitor services desk and continue throughout the museum. For more information about the specific speakers, visit the VMFA website. 

5:30 – 7:30 p.m, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (200 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd.) Free.


THURS., 2/27

Open Book: A Human Library Experience

The Changemakers and the Diversity Ambassadors will host a “Human Library” event, which will allow participants to check out different stories as books. The stories highlighted are centered around heritage in that they promote diversity, equity and inclusion. Food will be provided. To attend the event, register with the RamsConnect link. For more information, contact the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement at slce1@vcu.edu.

7 – 9 p.m., University Student Commons, Ram’s Lounge (907 Floyd Ave.) Free.

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