Putting women on the map

Dr. Gladys B. West, the African-American mathematician whose mapping of the world enabled Global Positioning System (GPS), was chosen by the newly launched National Center of Women’s Innovations (NCWI) as its inaugural “Forgotten Women Innovator.”

PROC Foundation hosts 27th Beautillion

The achievements of four beaux (young men) will be recognized during the Profes- sionals Reaching Out to the Community (PROC) Founda- tion’s 27th Beautillion on Nov. 11 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. The Beautillion offers high school juniors and ...

Local groups host ‘Trunk or Treat’ at VMHC

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture (VMHC) and 24 other local organizations will present Halloween fun at the inaugural Trunk or Treat community event that will take place at the museum on Oct. 27.

Chesterfield museum to host permanent exhibit honoring Cornelius Mimms

The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia’s African American History Committee will present a program in honor of Cornelius Mimms on Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. in the Chesterfield County Public Meeting Room, 10001 Iron Bridge Road.

Finalists pitch podcasts during RESONATE festival

The Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University will present the second annual RESONATE Podcast Festival Nov. 3-4. This year, both established and aspiring pod- casters were once again invited to submit ideas that demonstrate sound-rich, creative nonfiction storytelling.

‘If These Walls Could Talk’

When Shirley Hawkins met preservationist Zarina Fazaldin in 2016, it was to share what she remembered about her former workplace, the Richmond Workshop for the Blind, once located inside 508 St. James St. in Historic Jackson Ward. Writing a book ...

Armstrong Walker Football Classic Legacy exhibit opens at Richmond’s Black History Museum

The Armstrong Walker Football Classic Legacy Project has returned to the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia with a new exhibit that will run until Nov. 22. During the exhibit visitors will view artifacts that help explore the ...

Richmond Folk Festival returns with fun for everyone

The Richmond Folk Festival returns for its 19th year to downtown Richmond with six stages and over 30 performers from Friday, Oct. 13, to Sunday, Oct. 15.

Amy Wratchford named interim managing director at Virginia Rep

Amy Wratchford has been appointed interim managing director at the Virginia Repertory Theatre, the company’s board of directors announced.

VMFA to feature work of award-winning photographer Dawoud Bey

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) will present the exhibition “Dawoud Bey: Elegy” from Nov. 18 to Feb. 25, 2024. Described as “a profound exploration of early experiences of African- Americans in the United States,” the groundbreaking survey marks

Willie Anne Wright’s retrospective to open at VMFA

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts exhibit, “Willie Anne Wright: Artist and Alchemist,” will be on view Oct. 21 to April 28, 2024. Admission will be free.

VUU kicks off homecoming with gospel concert

Virginia Union University will kick off this year’s homecoming festivities with a live gospel concert and recording presented by the Hezekiah Walker Center for Gospel Music at VUU on Sunday, Oct. 15.

VSU marching band is 3rd in the nation, ESPN says

Virginia State University’s Trojan Explosion Marching Band is named one of the best HBCU bands in the country, according to newly released rankings by ESPN. The band is ranked third in the Division II/NAIA category in ESPN’s HBCU Band of ...

2nd Street Festival returns to Jackson Ward

Marking its 35th year, the 2nd Street Festival returns Saturday and Sunday in historic Jackson Ward.

Garden Glow illuminates Maymont

The groves and lawn of Maymont Farm will be illuminated by art and good vibes Sunday, Oct. 8, as artist Alfonso Pérez Acosta will present a new community project as the opening preview of this year’s four-week Garden Glow event.