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Wizard of Oz
The Byrd Theater will be showing the family classic, The Wizard of Oz, originally released in the U.S. on August 10, 1939.

Artsline: Virtual Edition || March 8, 2021

“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” ~ Malala Yousafai

RVA’s powerful and vocal women are front and center this month! Check your local galleries, museums, and theatres for exhibits, performances, and programming surrounding the important contribution women make in this world every day. In addition to Women’s History Month, our local arts & culture community is offering some fantastic music and workshop opportunities to enjoy from home. And with Spring on the way, there are some outstanding outdoor events, too!


1. RECASTING THE VOTE: HOW WOMEN OF COLOR TRANSFORMED THE SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT
History
March 12, 12pm
Online

Recasting

The story of the fight for woman suffrage is a familiar one, but there is more to the story. This talk, hosted by The Humanities Research Center at VCU, will reveal the hidden histories of the Native American, Chinese American, African American and Hispana suffragists who not only challenged women’s inequality but also fought against the racial prejudices of the age. It will offer a revealing look at an inspiring new history of woman suffrage. Register for this free event.


2. 2021 RICHMOND HISTORY MAKERS & COMMUNITY UPDATE
History, Culture, Community
March 9, 5pm
Online

History Makers

The Valentine presents the 16th Annual Richmond History Makers and Community Update. For more than a year, the Richmond Region has undergone tremendous change, witnessed historic transformation and taken strides to confront our complicated history. Trailblazers across Central Virginia have faced these challenges with strength and resolve. These six honorees remind us that amidst these difficulties, there are still so many things we have to celebrate. Register for this free event.


3. PI DAY MOVIE CONVERSATION: AGORA
Film
March 14, 1pm
Online

Pi Day Convo

Join Dr. Peter Schertz of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Data Scientist Vida Williams for a Pi Day Zoom conversation surrounding the celebrated 2009 movie Agora about Hypatia, one of the earliest female mathematicians, astronomers and philosophers. View movie before event on a streaming service of your choice, then join the conversation. This is a free event, but registration is required.


4. MUTTS @ MAYMONT
Landscape Art/Music
March 13, 1pm
$10/dog (humans free)
Maymont Historic Estate Entrance, 1700 Hampton Street, Richmond, VA

Mutts at Maymont

Spend a “paw-sitively” delightful afternoon with your pooch at Maymont! Humans and their four-legged friends are invited to stroll along the designated Pup Path with views of the historic architecture and gardens. Enjoy live music, food trucks, adult beverages and pet portraits by Brittany Rose Photography during this special occasion. There are only a few times a year when dogs are invited to visit Maymont, so don’t miss your chance! You must REGISTER to attend. Please note Maymont’s Etiquette and Safety Requirements for this event.


5. SHOCKOE SESSIONS LIVE: MICHAEL HAWKINS AND THE BROTHERHOOD
Music
March 9, 7:30pm
Online

Michael Hawkins

The In Your Ear Studio’s unofficial "studio band" is back for IYE Shockoe Sessions Live as Michael Hawkins and the Brotherhood! Michael Hawkins is a versatile and well-rounded virtuoso Jazz bassist, playing and writing in multiple sub-genres and on both acoustic and electric bass. Hawkins has recorded and toured extensively with acclaimed pianist Cyrus Chestnut, Eric Reed and John Hicks, saxophonist Donald Harrison, Jimmy Heath, Gary Bartz and Antonio Hart. Mike has also share the stage with vocalists Vanessa Rubin, Carla Cook the incomparable Leon Thomas. As a preview listen to the band on the Shockoe Sessions podcast This Room Sounds Great. Watch and listen on Facebook Live for some killer jazz!


6. JOURNEY TOGETHER LENTEN SPEAKER SERIES | SPENCER REECE
Poetry
March 11, 7pm
Online

Spencer Reece

The Lenten Series at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church has existed for over seventy-five years and has hosted a wide range of preachers, speakers and lecturers, ranging from local rabbis to radical pastors with a national audience. It is intentionally held during Lent, traditionally a time of growth, self-reflection, and re-direction. This week’s speaker, Spencer Reece, is a published poet and Episcopal priest, presently serving as Priest-in-Charge at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Jackson Heights, New York City, where he conducts services in both English and Spanish. Reece affirms the connection of the arts and spiritual life. Register for this free event.


7. QUIET ON SET
Film & TV
March 10, 7pm
The Well Art Gallery, 1309 Hull Street, Richmond, 23224

Quiet on Set

Brewer's Cafe presents Quiet On Set, an intimate, open forum for actors, directors, and anyone in the TV and Film industry to network, share resources, and tips to stay connected during the pandemic.


8. UNSUNG: BEHIND THE SCENES
Film, Music
March 12, 8pm
Online

Unsung

Learn more about the documentary that has taken the opera world by storm. Unsung tells the stories of five opera singers as they rage, speak out, and adapt to life with nowhere to sing. Victory Opera hosts a Facebook Live behind-the-scenes discussion about this documentary. Tracy Cox (AKA Sparklejams) interviews director Miriam Gordon-Stewart and two of the film's stars, Victor Ryan Robertson and Carlton Ford.


9. THE WIZARD OF OZ
Film
March 9, 7pm
The Byrd Theatre, 2908 West Cary Street, Richmond, 23221
$10

Wizard of Oz

The Byrd Theatre brings this traditional family classic to the big screen. Synopsis: Young Dorothy finds herself in a magical world where she makes friends with a lion, a scarecrow and a tin man as they make their way along the yellow brick road to talk with the Wizard and ask for the things they miss most in their lives. The Wicked Witch of the West is the only thing that could stop them. This public screening is limited to 50 attendees. Purchase tickets online.


10. JAZZ WITH DESMIN TAYLOR
Dance
March 13, 12pm
Dogtown Dance Theatre, 109 West 15th Street, Richmond, 23224
$10

Jazz

Desmin Taylor teaches a fun and upbeat jazz combo in Studio 2 at Dogtown Dance Theatre!  In-person spots are limited so don't wait to REGISTER.


If you are an arts or cultural organization with social-distance-safe events such as online classes, virtual exhibitions or concerts, or even book readings, submit your events to Artsline here.  If you are an artist or an arts or cultural organization in need of resources and tools during the COVID-19 pandemic, check out the list of local and national resources from Richmond CultureWorks.