What’s happening: Nov. 11 events calendar

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THURS. 11/12

‘This is Us: Mental Health in Art and Story’

A student showcase of art and written works will explore themes of mental health. Hosted by VCU groups Storytelling & Healing and Active Minds, this virtual event is free. Viewers can register through the Zoom link on Storytelling & Healing’s Instagram page. For more information, contact the organization’s vice president, Elysia Lin, at [email protected].

6 – 7 p.m., @story_and_heal on Instagram


FRI. 11/13

Holiday music with Richmond Symphony

Music director Valentina Peleggi will lead the Richmond Symphony as they play sounds of the holiday season. Musical selections will include the works of European composers Johannn Strauss, Richard Wagner and Franz Schubert. Attendees can purchase tickets for this socially-distanced show on the Richmond Symphony website.

7 – 8:30 p.m., Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 600 E. Grace St., $10+


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THURS. 11/12

Weekly open mic night

Coffee shop Urban Hang Suite and entertainment company Unlocking RVA will host an open mic night where singers, emcees, poets, comics and musicians can join an Instagram Live to perform their choice of artwork. Attendees can participate alongside a variety of local artists every Thursday throughout the year. This event is free and can be accessed on Unlocking RVA’s Instagram page.

7 – 10 p.m., @unlockingrva on Instagram


SAT. 11/14

‘Richmond Night Market’

This outdoor market will provide a platform for local artists and handmade crafts. Guests can explore creativity at this free event while enjoying live music and activities for all ages.

5 – 10 p.m., 17th Street Farmers Market, 100 N. 17th St.


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SAT. 11/14

‘Paradox of Liberty: Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello’

Lives of the six enslaved families who lived at Thomas Jefferson’s plantation will be highlighted at this exhibit. Through documentaries and oral histories, guests will explore themes of marital and family devotion, religion, struggles to gain literacy and the pursuit of freedom. The event is free, but donations are encouraged. “Paradox of Liberty” will be on display until Nov. 29.

10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia, 122 W. Leigh St., donations encouraged


SUN. 11/15

‘Would I Lie to You?’ mural walks

This tour will lead guests on a journey through Monroe Ward, downtown and Jackson Ward while telling the stories of 25 murals. Participants will have to guess if stories are true or false. These tours occur every weekend with the option of exploring other neighborhoods. For ticketing and tour information, visit the event’s website.

2 p.m., wouldilietoyoumuralwalks.com, $15

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