calendar week of March 5 presents:

Community Calendarcalendar week of March 5

click 'read more' to see the whole list!

Famous for cataloging all things River City, the History Center is venturing into a different kind of historical archiving – tattoos. Given that Richmond is the No. 3 most tattooed city in the nation, 
the History Center is expanding our horizons and archives to include Richmond tattoos. Local photographers will be accepting appointments for photographs to be taken through the rest of 
winter and into spring.  If you have a tattoo inked by a Richmond artist and would like to be considered for an initial appointment, call (804) 649-0711 ext. 322, or emai l.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 
or complete an online submission form at



The Anderson Gallery of Virginia Commonwealth University presents a Juror’s Talk on Thursday, March 22 at 11 am.  Tina Kukielski of Carnegie Mellon, is the curator of the 2012
VCU Undergraduate Fine Arts exhibit which opens on March 29th.  The Anderson Gallery is located at 907 ½ West Franklin Street.  For more information visit


The University of Richmond presents the International Film Series. Open to the public, , all films, are shown in the Ukrop Auditorium, in the Robins School of Business, at the
University of Richmond. Friday showings are at 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday showings are at 7:30 p.m. The films are shown in the original language with English subtitles. 
The March films include: Human Resources from Israel, Hospitality from Japan and In a Better World from Denmark and Sweden. 
For more information visit

Check out the night sky with SKY WATCH at the Science Museum of Virginia every 3rd Friday of the month.  Join members of the
Richmond Astronomical Society on the museum's front lawn as they share their powerful telescopes for a look at the night sky.
The next Sky watch is on March 16that 7:30 pm.  For more information contact the Science Museum at 864-1400.  The museum is located at 2500 West Broad Street downtown. 

Every Sunday, Richmond’s Food Not Bombs shares a meal with homeless individuals every Sunday at 4 pm at the corner of Main and Belvidere Streets in Monroe Park. 
The organization has been cooking and serving meals to the Richmond homeless for 18 years in public spaces. At noon on Sundays volunteers start preparing food at 2005 Barton Avenue. 
For information on donating or to help out contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

The 20th anniversary of the French Film Festival at the Byrd theatre is featuring 3 open to the public – screenings.  Two on Thursday, March 29th and a special screening of
Cyrano de Bergerac on Saturday, March 31st.  For more information on these screenings and the entire film festival visit


ADA gallery is opening a new Exhibit called “Power up equals power down”.  The exhibit runs through March.  ADA Gallery is located at 228 West Broad Street.  For more information contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 

On Saturday march 21rst  at ChopSuey Books in Carytown, author, and instructor from VMI and Virginia Tech will read from his new short fiction collection entitled “A last Resort for Desperate People.”
For more information contact Chop Suey Books at 422-8066.

The CARITAS Furniture bank is holding a donation drive on March 24th.  You may participate by donating gently used furniture and household items to the CARITAS Furniture Bank that day from 9 AM to 1 PM.
The CARITAS Furniture Bank is located at 1125 East Commerce Road. For more information contact 343-5008.

On Friday March 9th th the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts presents Friday Art and Wine with the “Wicked Game” Gallery tour. The tours start at 7 and 7:30 pm.
The museum is open late until 9 pm every Friday.  VMFA is located at 200 North Boulevard.  For more information visit


Gambian master musician Alhaji Pappa Susso presents an evening of kora (African harp-lute) music and oral history on Friday March 16th. 7:30 PM.
In the International Commons. Weinstein International Center. 52 Richmond Way, University of Richmond. More info: 860-989-4707,[email protected]


The annual Peace Essay contest sponsored by the Richmond Peace Education has begun.  The theme for this year’s contest focuses on the importance of justice for all, as addressed

in both the Pledge of Allegiance and Pope Paul’s famous statement, “If you want peace, work for justice.”   The contest is open to any elementary, middle, or high school student in Virginia.

This year’s prompt asks students to consider why “justice for all” so important, and how treating everyone fairly would help create a more peaceful world.   Students are asked to

find examples from history or current events to support their ideas, and to think about how they might work towards greater justice in their own life and in their community and world

The deadline for entries is April 23, 2012.  Entry forms, along with contest rules and a conplete description of the writing prompt are available at, or by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)




Playlist temporarily unavailable.

    March 6th, 2012

Posted In: Music Shows