What’s happening: Nov. 18 events calendar

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WED. 11/18

Movie night with Diversity Richmond

The nonprofit will stream two films during this free event. “Don’t Touch My Hair RVA,” directed by Richmond-native Chaz Barracks, centers on Black women and their expression through hair. “Cicada,” a New York-set love story directed by Matt Fifer, follows a young bisexual man entering an interracial relationship during a cicada summer. The streaming link will be emailed on the day of the event. 

7 – 11 p.m., register at diversityrichmond.org/events.


FRI. 11/20

High school dance performance

Seven student-performers from “Saildance,” a satellite company of the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School, will use contemporary methods in a performance hosted by the Firehouse Theatre. The event has an optional admission fee with a suggested donation of $30. Attendees can purchase tickets, and view in-person and live-streamed performance dates at firehousetheatre.org/saildance

7 p.m., online or at Firehouse Theatre, 1609 W. Broad St. 


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SAT. 11/21

Holiday crafts sale

Vendors will display photography, knitted items, holiday ornaments, pottery, home decor and homemade treats at this outdoor event. Admission is free, and the showcase will be held on varying dates with different vendors until Dec. 20. For more information, visit shopwestchestercommons.com.

10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Westchester Commons, 153 Perimeter Drive


SUN. 11/22

Free modern dance class

RVA Dance Collective will teach participants modern dance techniques at this free event, where all skill levels are welcomed. This class is offered virtually and in person. Register at vagaro.com/dogtowndancetheatre/classes. A link to join the class will be emailed after registration.

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., online or at Dogtown Dance Theatre, 109 W. 15th St.


Learn Something


FRI. 11/20 – SUN. 11/22

Pocahontas Reframed Film Festival

Ten short films and documentaries discussing Indigenous history and culture will be streamed in celebration of Native American Heritage Month. The virtual festival is free to attend, and donations are encouraged. Viewers can register at pocahontasreframed.com and will receive a streaming link Friday. 

Films will be available from Friday at noon until Sunday at 11 p.m. 


SAT. 11/21

‘A Liberty or Death Experience’

Guests will learn the story of Founding Father Patrick Henry from inside Historic St. John’s Church, the original location of Henry’s iconic speech. Henry was born in Hanover County, Virginia, and served as the first and sixth governor of the commonwealth. Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased at historicstjohnschurch.org

Noon – 1 p.m., Historic St. John’s Church, 2401 E. Broad St.

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