From cooking classes to chocolate festivals, basketball to marketing, this week’s activities include it all. Be sure to check out these events.
Political Science Brown Bag | The Comparative Politics of Protests: Lessons Learned
Monday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
As a part of the Brown Bag Discussion series, the political science department is hosting UR Professors Dan Chen and Dana El Kurd for a virtual conversation exploring the idea of protesting and its significance. To take part in the Brown Bag discussion, join here: urichmond.zoom.us/j/2334732158.
Mise En Place Chinese New Year Virtual Cooking Class
Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Love to cook? This virtual event could be perfect for you. Mise En Place, a cooking school in Richmond, is hosting a virtual cooking class led by chef Christine Wansleben to celebrate the Year of the Tiger. The menu includes Money Bag Dumplings, As You Wish Vegetables, tangerine beef, shrimp cakes and Chinese walnut cookies. The cost to register is $25 and you can find more information here.
UR vs. VCU Women’s Basketball Game
Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Cheer on the Spiders at the National Girls and Women in Sports Day Celebration presented by Carmax. The Women’s Basketball team will be facing its rival, Virginia Commonwealth University, 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Robins Center. After the men's basketball team’s loss against VCU on Saturday, this game could be redemption for the Spiders.
First Friday: Spider Sneak Peek ft. Inaugural Bench Top Innovations Course Students
Friday from 11 a.m. to noon.
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For February's First Friday: Spider Sneak Peak, the leaders of the inaugural Bench Top Innovations course will be holding a live panel discussion on developing a food product and bringing it to market. The discussion will be moderated by Robins School of Business Dean Miguel Quinones and Marketing Professor Joel Mier. The discussion will also feature UR students senior Eli Bank, senior Maeve McCormick, senior Grace Mittl and senior Dan Wolfeiler. Register here to join the Zoom webinar.
Center of the Universe Brewing Co. Chocolate Fest
Saturday from noon to 9:00 p.m.
The Center of the Universe Brewing is hosting some of Richmond’s finest chocolatiers and bakers as well as artisan gifts and handcrafted jewelry. This event is the perfect place to pick up a special Valentine’s Day gift. For those over 21, be sure to check out the limited edition Box of Chocolates Stout and other variants that will be served. You can find more information here.
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