What’s happening: Oct. 14 events calendar

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SAT. 10/17

“A Silent Enemy” screening

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, filmmaker Chandra Broadnax-Payne will screen her new documentary, “A Silent Enemy.” The film explores domestic violence in the African American community through the stories of survivors and their journeys toward healing. Seating will be socially distanced, and tickets can be purchased at asilentenemy.com.

1:30 – 3:30 p.m., U-Turn Sports Performance Academy, 2101 Maywill St., $10


SAT.  10/17

Firehouse Theatre showing of “Ann”

The life of Ann Richards, a key figure and politician in the pro-choice and women’s rights movement, will be portrayed in this one-woman show. Other in-person showtimes will be offered at reduced capacity. To register and purchase tickets, visit the Firehouse Theatre’s website. Guests will receive a link to stream the show after ticket confirmation.

7:30 – 9:30 p.m., firehousetheatre.org, $30 suggested donation


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THURS. 10/15

Qué Pasa Festival

Experience Latin culture on the last day of Hispanic Heritage Month as participants watch local chefs talk about and prepare their famous cuisine. The last installment of this free festival can be accessed through the festival’s website.

Daily videos launch at 10 a.m., quepasafestival.com


TUES. 10/20

Stand Up Paddle Boarding with OAP

Enjoy the waters as VCU Outdoor Adventure Program teaches participants how to balance on and maneuver a paddle board on the James River. All expertise levels are welcomed and gear is provided. Free, weekly sessions are held Tuesdays until Nov. 10. For meeting locations and registration, visit recsports.vcu.edu.

3 – 6 p.m. Location may vary.


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THURS. 10/15

“What They Don’t Tell You”

Decolonization, Indigenous history and the truths of Christopher Columbus will be the topics of a virtual session hosted by VCU’s Latin sorority Lambda Theta Alpha. The event will feature VCU alumna Vei-Citlalin Bobadilla as a guest speaker. Participants can find the Google Meet link for this free event on the sorority’s Instagram page.


7 p.m., @lta_zetaalpha on Instagram


SAT. 10/17

“A Black Union Spy in Richmond: Who Was Mary Jane Richards?”

This free virtual tour will explore the life and mysteries of Civil War figure Mary Jane Richards, a Richmond-born enslaved person who spied on Confederate soldiers. To attend this event, visit the Richmond National Battlefield Park’s YouTube page at 10 a.m. For more information, contact National Park Service ranger Nathan Hall at nathan_hall@nps.gov.


10 a.m., online event

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