What’s Happening: Nov. 4 events calendar

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THURS. 11/5

VCU Jazz Orchestra I in concert

Jazz students will sight-read music from famed musicians such as Duke Ellington and Charlie Barnet during a virtual concert. The students will practice performing pieces they have not seen or learned before. For more information, contact Director of Jazz Studies Antonio Garcia at ajgarcia@vcu.edu.

8 p.m., livestream at go.vcu.edu/concerthall


FRI. 11/6

‘She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms’

VCUarts’ Department of Theatre will present the final screening of its virtual production, “She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms,” a fantasy drama created by Vietnamese American playwright Qui Nguyen. The play follows Agnes Evans as she enters her sister Tilly’s world through a game of “Dungeons and Dragons.” Tickets can be purchased on the theatre department’s website or on the event’s Showclix link.

8 p.m., showclix.com/events/1318, $5 for students


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FRI. 11/6

‘Afro Fest RVA’

Several African artists will perform at this free, outdoor concert. Several DJs including NuKe Major and Rhythim are on the lineup. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs for this family and pet-friendly event. Food trucks will offer authentic African cuisine.

2 – 9 p.m., Hard Line Brewery, 1603 Ownby Lane


FRI. 11/6

‘Tip O’ the Season’ artist market

Irish eatery O’Toole’s Restaurant & Pub will host more than 20 local artists and vendors in their parking lot for an art fair and artisan market. The event is hosted alongside Muse Me Decor, a Richmond antique shop with art, gifts, jewelry and vintage goods created by local artists. This socially distanced event is free to the public, and guests are encouraged to grab a bite from O’Toole’s before browsing.

3 – 8 p.m., O’Toole’s Restaurant & Pub, 4800 Forest Hill Ave.


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SAT. 11/7

Learn Tai Ji on Zoom

Participants will learn the Chinese martial art practice of Tai Ji, and explore its health benefits and meditative qualities through a Zoom workshop. This virtual event is free, and guests are required to register at the Mindful Tai Ji website at least 24 hours in advance.

4 – 5 p.m., mindfultaiji.com/event-registration


 MON. 11/9

‘History Happy Hour: No Safety for Union Men’

With historian Brianna Kirk, the American Civil War Museum will lead a discussion on a race riot that erupted in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1866. The conversation will explore the U.S. Army’s protection of African Americans during the Reconstruction era. This webinar is free, but donations are encouraged. Viewers can register at the event’s page on Eventbrite.

6:30 – 7:30 p.m., acwm.org/experience

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