What's Booming: Big Bugs and Great White Sharks Invade Richmond

By Steve Cook | May 26th, 2022

Flamenco, salsa and beach music plus “the most perfect musical of all time” round out the week.

Big Bugs and Great White Sharks Invade Richmond. Flamenco, salsa and beach music plus “the most perfect musical of all time” all on this week’s What’s Booming.

David Rogers’ Big Bugs

Runs from Friday, May 27 through Sunday, Aug. 28 at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond.

This is no itsy bitsy spider. In fact, it is ten oversized sculptures showcasing a spider, dragonfly, and daddy longlegs. It’s all part of Lewis Ginter’s Pollinator Power exhibit.


The Embers with Craig Woolard

Friday, May 27 at 7 p.m. at the Heritage Amphitheater at Pocahontas State Park, Chesterfield.

It’s America’s premier beach music band appearing at Virginia’s most visited state park as part of the Pocahontas Premieres Series. 


Planet Shark: Predator or Prey

Opens Friday, May 28 and runs through Monday, Sept. 5 at the Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond.

Come face-to-face with the great white shark as you get up close and personal with the ocean’s oldest and most effective predator.


Gipsy Kings Featuring Nicolas Reyes

Sunday, May 29 at 8 p.m. at the National, Richmond.

Gipsy Kings is an internationally renowned group of flamenco, salsa, and pop musicians from the south of France.


My Fair Lady

Runs from Tuesday, May 31 through Sunday, June 5 at the Altria Theater, Richmond.

Don’t miss this marvelous new production of what has been called “the most perfect musical of all time.” 


More of What’s Booming in Richmond besides giant bugs and sharks

Food and more fun to fill your plate

Boomer’s featured restaurant of the week:

My Small Batch Local Kitchen moment

And our weekly What’s Booming newsletter of events …

Lots more events to throw on your calendar

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