What’s happening: Sept. 16 events calendar

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FRI. 9/18

Fall PlantFest

Dozens of vendors will be at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Fall PlantFest to sell plants and gardening tools. All vendors, volunteers and customers are required to wear face coverings, and disposable masks will be available. For more information and a full list of vendors for this free event, visit the garden’s website.

9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave.


SAT., 9/19

‘42’ Film Screening at the Diamond

Watch late actor Chadwick Boseman fill the The Diamond’s 40-foot screen during this week’s showing of the 2013 movie “42.” The biographical sports film follows the life of baseball star Jackie Robinson and the desegregation of Major League Baseball in the 1940s. To buy tickets and concessions ahead of time, visit the event’s website.

6:35 – 9:30 p.m., The Diamond, 3001 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd., $8 per person


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SAT., 9/19

RVA Black Farmer’s Market

The RVA Black Farmer’s Market will have crops, desserts and custom T-shirts for sale. Masks are required at the free event, and a temperature check will be conducted at the entrance. The market will open every third Saturday until the end of November. For more information, visit instagram.com/rvablackfarmersmarket. 

9 a.m. – 2 p.m., 1700 Blair Street


SAT., 9/19

Musical Yard Sale

Guitars, amplifiers, drums and other equipment will be available for purchase at Sound of Music Studios in Scott’s Addition during a limited yard sale. For more information, contact soundofmusicrva1@gmail.com or visit Sound of Music Studios’ Facebook page

10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sound of Music Studios, 1710 Altamont Ave.


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THURS., 9/17

‘Equity in Education’: Systemic Racism Discussion Series

The second installation of Virginia Public Media’s online panel discussion will discuss structural racism and its impacts on education. Panelists include Rodney Robinson, the 2019 National Teacher of the Year. The event will be broadcasted on VPM PBS, and later screened on VPM’s Facebook on Oct. 1 at 9 p.m. Register online to attend the Zoom meeting. 

6 – 7:30 p.m., facebook.com/myVPM


THURS., 9/17 

Salsa Dancing for Beginners

Learn the basics of salsa dancing during Dogtown Dance Theatre’s four-week Zoom classes. The instructors will teach basic timing, footwork and partnering concepts, but partners are not required. Registration will be open until one hour before the class begins. 

7 – 8 p.m., dogtowndancetheatre.com, $45 for four classes


SUN., 9/20

Yoga in Byrd Park

Learn basic meditation techniques while practicing yoga in Byrd Park with Yoga In RVA. Instructor Tatyana Leblanc will lead the session with breathing and muscle relaxation exercises. Participants are advised to bring a yoga mat, water and comfortable clothes. The session will occur every Sunday until Oct. 25. To sign up, visit “Yoga in Byrd Park” on Facebook.

9 – 10:15 a.m., Byrd Park, 600 S. Arthur Ashe Blvd., $10

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