What's Booming in Richmond: Basketball, Kwanzaa, and "3... 2...1..."

December 27th, 2018

The best events to peel you off your couch


Is it basketball, is it acrobatics, or is it comedy? Let’s label it “wildly entertaining” and call it a day. The Harlem Globetrotters, Saturday, Dec. 29 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Richmond Coliseum.

Keep the holiday spirit rolling into the Capital City Kwanzaa Festival. It’s the annual explosion of culture and vibrancy with African dancing, the African market, African food, and African spirit. Saturday, Dec. 29 from 1-9 p.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School

Once you arise from your long night of Champagne and funny hats, throw on your hiking boots and head over to your nearest Virginia State Park for their annual First Day Hike. Show 2019 who’s boss with a little fresh air and healthy initiative – and you might even win some Virginia State Park cash-ola. Tuesday, Jan. 1 at any Virginia State Park.

Where to Get Your “3 … 2 …1…” On

New Year’s Eve Bash with One Stop Pony Band

Includes: Live music from (you guessed it) One Stop Pony Band and Champagne toast at midnight.

8:30 p.m. at the Tin Pan

The Anchor Drop with Three Sheets to the Wind

Includes: Live yacht rock music!

9 p.m. at the Broadberry

An Intimate New Year’s Eve with Scott Wichmann

Includes: Singer-songwriter-dancer Scott Wichmann and his iconic cabaret performance.

10:30 p.m. at Richmond Triangle Players

New Year’s Eve Fiesta

Includes: Party, festivities, and a Champagne toast at midnight.

8 p.m. at Havana ’59 (West End)

Also at their downtown location

Rockin’ New Year’s Eve!

Includes: Dinner, live music, and a Champagne toast at midnight.

4 p.m. at Kreggers Tap and Table

New Year’s Eve 2019 Rooftop Celebration

Includes: A three-course Italian dinner, live jazz, and a Champagne toast at midnight. And hey, why not stay the night?

5 p.m. at the Hotel Weyanoke, Farmville

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