What’s happening: Jan. 27 events calendar

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THURS. 01/28

“Lady Ganga” short film

VCU’s Massey Cancer Center Office of Health Equity and Disparities Research will screen the short film “Lady Ganga” via Zoom. The short film is about a woman who travels over 700 miles down the Ganga River in educating others about cervical cancer as she battles the disease. After the film, cancer and sexual health experts will share information and resources. The event is free, and viewers should contact [email protected] to register. 

7 – 8 p.m.


FRI. 01/29

Byrd Theatre’s virtual screenings

The historic cinema of Carytown will host a virtual screening room that offers an array of films such as “The Reason I Jump” and “Assassins” every week. Viewers can select their desired title to watch from home, and tickets can be purchased on the Byrd Theatre’s website.

Film prices range from $4.99 – $12


Do Something


FRI. 01/29

Virtual Cooking Class

Mise en Place’s chef Christine Wansleban will teach participants how to cook authentic Moroccan cuisine through an online class. The recipes and grocery list will be provided ahead of time, and participants will be able to ask questions in real time. Instructions to join the class will be sent after purchasing tickets at miseenplacerva.com. 

6 – 7:30 p.m., $25


SAT. 01/30


The Valentine Online Exhibitions

The Valentine museum will allow archived exhibits, such as “History, Ink: The Tattoo Archive Project” and “Classical Allure: Richmond Style,” to be accessible through Google Cultural Institute. Viewers can simulate their walk through the museum, with photos and accompanying information presented for free. Visit www.thevalentine.org to view the full list of exhibitions.

Archived exhibits can be accessed anytime.


Learn Something


WED. 01/27

‘The Role of PR in Protecting Public Health’

The Richmond chapter of the Public Relations Society of America will welcome Shelley Spector, the founder and director of the Museum of Public Relations, to speak about the history and role of public relations in global health pandemics. The speaker will also dissect the public’s mistrust in health experiments. Participants can purchase tickets for this webinar on the Richmond chapter of PRSA’s website.

Noon – 1 p.m., $15


THURS. 01/28

Urban Farming Webinar

Urban farmers and educators will discuss urban farming and the access to food within minority communities, in an event hosted by the Institute for Contemporary Art. The webinar will analyze factors such as environmental racism, food deserts and the history of land ownership. Guests can register for this free Zoom webinar on the ICA’s website

6 – 7:30 p.m.

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