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Richmond is home to a vibrant arts scene with many theatres, museums, galleries, performance venues, and the University’s own Modlin Center for the Arts. In addition to participating in RVA First Fridays, UR Downtown hosts dinners in advance of selected downtown performances for University of Richmond students. A special guest introduces each evening's program at dinner. Transportation is provided from campus, and registration is required. Performance tickets will be purchased for students in advance.

Richmond Symphony
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6
Friday, March 8, 5:30pm
Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts

Join Steven Smith and special guests as they take you on a 60 minute behind-the-scenes tour of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6. After he finished writing Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, "Pathetique", Tchaikovsky confessed, "I consider this symphony the best thing I have ever done. In any case, it is the most deeply felt. And I love it as I never loved any of my compositions." In this piece, Tchaikovsky attempted to capture the essence of life and the fullness of human feeling. Register here. 


Cadence Theater 
In My Chair
Thursday, March 21, 5:30pm
Virginia Repertory Theater, Theater Gym

Based on her global quest to connect with women all over the world, award-winning actress and makeup artist Eva DeVirgilis presents an original work, In My Chair. What started as an internationally renowned TEDx Talk flourished into a research trip to gather eye-opening perspectives on self-esteem, body image, and often unrealistic 21st Century beauty standards. Join DeVirgilis on her journey to find out why beauty is so closely tied to self-acceptance. Register here.